Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for September 3, 2000

25 Years Ago           

South Carroll To Meet Crowded Conditions There — Rooms not Designed for Classroom use put into Service – Principal Elders Requests Portable Buildings – South Carroll opened Tuesday with about a hundred more students than last year’s 1660; To relieve crowding, some rooms not designed for classrooms will be used.  Principal, Chester G. Elder said that he has requested portable classrooms in addition to the one now in use at the school.  To help with the over population, five new teachers have been added to the staff.  They are:  Linda Ford and Lynn Carr, social studies; Joseph Linthicum and Gene Dollg, vocational; James Hartzeld, work study.  South Carroll has also added several new courses.  Calculus and Office Simulation are full term courses added.  Six nine-week courses in social studies have been added.  Comparative Religion, American Revolution, American Civil War, Man and His Environment, Human Relations and Selected Topics in Social Studies.   Community Reporter, September 5, 1975.       

50 Years Ago

Instructions in Case of Attack — W. Warfield Babylon is Director of Civilian Defense in Carroll County – For the last several months we have been trying to obtain information for the Federal Government as to what procedure our citizens should follow on the event of an air attack.  Col. David G. McIntosh, III, the State Director of Civil Defense was given to understand that these instructions would be forthcoming in the month of August.  He has recently been informed that we may have to wait another thirty days or more for this information.  I have therefore directed Col. McIntosh to draw up a set of instruction, based on the best information available at this time.  These instructions are based on a common sense approach to the preservation of your life at the time of an atomic explosion or any other major blast.  We feel that there is very little change of conflict between this procedure and that which may be published later by the Federal Government.  Our information is based upon reliable sources, such as the recent publication, the “Effects of Atomic Weapons” compiled by the Atomic Entergy Commission and Department of Defense and other information which we have been accumulating.  The audible warning for the citizens of Maryland will be a wailing or pulsating siren in a code to be announced as soon as can coordinate the use of our present existing equipment.   Democratic Advocate, Spetember 1, 1950.

75 Years Ago

Cassell Home Deeded to M. E. Church – The will of the late Miss Lydia Cassell, West Main street, was filed in the Orphans’ Court of Carroll County Monday.  Aside from the bulk of her estate, which is left to heirs, provision has been made whereby the Cassell Home for the Aged, if established according to the wishes of the late Margaret Cassell Baile, Elizabeth Cassell and Lydia Cassell, will receive between $25,000 and $30,000.  This is in addition to the old homestead which has been deeded to the trustees of the home.  Western Maryland College will receive $1,000, and the Home of the Aged of the Methodist Protestant Church, East Main street, this city, is willed $500.  Frank R. Cassell, West Main street, is named executor.   Democratic Advocate, September 4, 1925.

100 Years Ago

Tournament at Hampstead – Hampstead was crowded with people last Saturday afternoon and evening, who were attracted thither by a bicycle and horse-riding tournament, which was unique in the fact that knights on horseback contended for prizes at night.   The bicycle contest was the first event of the series and took place soon after the noon hour.  There were only three entries.  The contestants were John W. C. Stick, who won the first prize, a silver teapot; Charles Wells, who won the second prize, a pair of gold cuff buttons, and Cleveland Leppo.  Deputy Sheriff William H.Wilson was scorer.  The successful knights in this tilt, with their several prizes, were, in the first class:  Knight of Freedom, $8; Mount View, $6; St. James, silver loving cup, value $4; Shady Maple, silver memorial cup, value $2; in the second class, Oakland, silver soup ladle; Harrisonville, silver berry spoon; Pleasant Valley, silver pie knife; Valley Brook, same.   American Sentinel, September 1, 1900.