October 25, 1998

25 Years Ago

Dr. Pullen Addresses P.T.A. On School Needs—Approximately 600 parents and teachersmet at the Westminster High School on Wednesday night to show their interest in the proposed school loan to be voted upon next month, and to hear Dr. Thomas G. Pullen. State Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Pullen discussed the educational problems of Maryland and stressed the point that teachers must have good working conditions in the form of uncrowded classes and of adequate equipment if the pupils are to get a good education. He said that he had visited the new Mechanicsville Elementary school earlier in the day and was impressed by the fact that although this new building contains no frills, it is a very satisfactory plant for the education of the children of the community. The State Superintendent stated further that he believed that in this building the Carroll County Board of Education had secured more for the money than he had seen in new buildings anywhere in the state of Maryland. The Carroll Record, October 22, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Needleworkers Contribute 865 Garments—The Annual Ingathering of Carroll County Chapter of the Needlework Guild of America took place on Thursday, Oct. 18 at St. John’s United
Methodist Church with 25 directors and members present and the Clara Barton Class of St. John’s serving as hostesses. The meeting started with a luncheon at which Rev. James C. Haskin, pastor, offered the Invocation. Mrs. Louise Emigh, President, opened the business meeting in the Church Lounge. The garments totaled up to 865, which surpassed the 764 garments donated last year. The ladies are anxious to interest more groups or individuals and possible raise the total garments to 100 at next year’s Ingathering. Democratic Advocate, October 25, 1948.

75 Years Ago

Union National Open Tomorrow Night.—The Union National Bank, the oldest banking institution in the county, through the urgent appeal of our business men to its directors, will be the first to open its bank doors tomorrow evening at 7 and keep open until 9 o’clock and every Saturday thereafter, at the same hours until further notice. This will give the country people an opportunity to have their checks cashed and deposit their funds. Democratic Advocate,October 26, 1923.

100 Years Ago

A Sad Case—It is not an uncommon circumstance to hear sad stories, but we question if a sadder one than the following has ever occurred in any community than this, which at the time of this writing is happening in the family of Mr. Cleary, a Greek, and a workman at the Tannery, near this city [Westminster]. Malignant diphtheria of the worst type has invaded his home, consisting of himself, his wife and eight children. A son, aged ten years, died on Wednesday. That night the last offices paid to the dead were performed by the father alone. The mother and two of the remaining children are down with the terrible malady, with no hope, the physician says, of their recovery. Cleary is a good workman and an honest man. The poor fellow, to the extent of his means and strength, is doing all that a lone man can do under such fearful surroundings. The case is of a character that demands in whatever light it may be considred the intervention of public and private help. Democratic Advocate, October 23, 1898.