October 8, 1995

25 Years Ago

Highest Lottery Selection Number For Draft Is 191 – However, Remaining 1970 Draft Calls May Necessitate Going To Higher Number – Local Draft Board No. 40 Executive Secretary Mrs. M.
Coroneos and Local Draft Board No. 41 Executive Secretary Mrs. V. Condon announced this week that random selection number 191 is the highest lottery selection number reached in 1970. However, the board spokesmen said, it may be necessary to go to a higher random selection number than the previous high number in order to satisfy the remaining 1970 draft calls. Mrs. Coroneos and Mrs. Condon said that in compliance with the White House Executive Order announced recently, all registrants of Local Board Nos. 40 and 41 who held the highest reached number or numbers below the highest reached number and who have not been issued orders for induction due to any circumstance, will be considered for carry over into the extended priority selection group if they are classified I-A as of December 31, 1970. Such young men will have their liability for induction extended for the first three months of 1971. The local board spokesman said that the Executive Order states that registrants who held numbers above the highest reached number of Board No. 40 and 41 and are classified I-A on December 31, will be placed in a lower draft priority group on January 1. Community Reporter,October 9, 1970.

50 Years Ago

HOMECOMING DAY FOR ALL VETERANS – A homecoming day, a real welcome-home party for every veteran of World War II in Westminster will be arranged by the City, Mayor Joseph L. Mathias announced. “This will be truly a community welcome party,” Mayor Mathias said. “All local organizations—the veterans groups, the service clubs, and other civic organizations, will be represented. We must plan to entertain the veterans and their families. We hope to have a parade, music, short addresses of welcome, a “feed” and a dance.” “This party is being arranged not only for those who will be home by the time of the event, but also to honor the memory of those of our sons who will never come back. We will defer the affair for several months until more of our boys and girls are released for the service.” “It is not, however, too early to plan for the event,” the Mayor said. “I expect to form a committee within the next several weeks and to announce other details of the program as soon as possible. Democratic Advocate, October 12, 1945.

75 Years Ago

Untitled Autos – The activities of plain-clothes patrolmen in rounding up owners of untitled automobiles is causing considerable uneasiness among those who have neglected to comply with the
title law, and some of those who have obtained titles are disturbed by the unhappy experiences of others who have confused body and chassis numbers with engine numbers in making out their
applications. There are several numbers on automobiles, body numbers, chassis numbers, serial numbers and in some cases certain equipment, such as the electrical system, may have a number. None of these are acceptable to the title department of the Automobile Commissioner as a substitute for the engine number, that is looked upon as the vital part of a car. Bodies may wear out or be damaged so that new ones may be necessary, but the engine remains the same as long as the automobile is an automobile. Mr. F. W. Wiedenmeyer, of Baltimore, who was fined $500 in the Traffic Court Thursday on a charge of giving false information, claims that he is a victim of such confusion and has appealed his case to a higher court. He explains that he did not learn until Thursday that his engine number was on the fly-wheel of his machine and having searched in vain for it when he made out his application he gave the serial number of the car instead. Union Bridge Pilot, October 8, 1920.

100 Years Ago

The Hog-Pen Question – The Mayor and Common Council of this city had under consideration, at their regular monthly meeting last Monday evening, a proposition to prohibit the
keeping of hogs within the city limits. The matter was brought to the attention of the mayor and council by Dr. J. Howell Billingslea and a committee of citizens who went before them to urge immediate action in the interest of the public health. Dr. Billingslea is the health officer for Carroll county and has been giving the subject careful attention and inquiry and is convinced that the hog pens, even when kept as clean as possible, are disease breeders and a constant menace to the health of the people in towns of any considerable size, a fact about which there can hardly be a dispute. Dr. Billingslea made a forcible statement of the case to the board and cited instances where the health of citizens has suffered severely from this cause. His remarks impressed the members of the board very deeply with the importance of the question and a special meeting was called for next Monday night, when it will be further considered and the board will probably take action fixing a time after which it will be unlawful to keep hogs within the city limits. January 1st, 1896, is spoken of as the period at which the prohibition will likely go into effect. While such a measure will work hardship, probably in many cases, it seems to be necessary to the preservation of the health of the community. That, at least, is the firm conviction of the health officer, after long and careful observation. American Sentinel, October 12, 1895