25 Years Ago* Ivin Goodman was installed as president of...


February 07, 1993

25 Years Ago

* Ivin Goodman was installed as president of the Westminster Kiwanis Club by Past Lt. Gov. Ray Riley at the annual installation meeting. Mr. Goodman succeeds Basil Clark as president. Also installed were: Frederick K. Teeter, vice president; Curvin M. Seitz, treasurer; William B. Marks Jr., secretary; Alfred V. Clark, John C. Schaeffer, William Hering and Edwin W. Schauck, directors. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 18, 1968.

50 Years Ago

* Mayor and Mrs. Joseph L. Mathias, East Main Street, have presented our country with three fine sons for victory to America and its Allies. First Lieut. Joseph L. Mathias Jr. was called to duty Feb. 2, 1942, as an Air Corps Ferry Commander at Washington, D.C. Lieut. Kale Mathias entered the services in the U.S. Air Forces in Birmingham, Alabama. William M. Mathias will leave tomorrow morning for Fort George Meade as a private. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 2, 1943.

75 Years Ago

* Last Saturday morning, the baker, butcher and milk man, all essentials, met beyond the creek north of town, hesitating to cross the swollen stream which had become dangerous on account of the floating ice. They finally decided to cross the stream at Wm. Stern's near Linwood, to reach town. Later in the day several parties attempted to cross the stream, both north and west of town, when their horses were knocked down by the ice and help had to be called to extricate the animals. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Jan. 18, 1918.

100 Years Ago

* One of the most pleasant social events of the season originated in the West End of Westminster the latter part of last week and was perfected a couple of miles beyond the village of Mexico at the hospitable home of Mr. Geo. Gummel in the way of a sleighing party. The party had assumed the form of a surprise and a night attack was contemplated. At the hour fixed, all was ready. Fourteen sleighs glided down Main Street amid the jingling of bells and the blast of tin horns. After surmounting many drifts of snow, the final assault was made. Mr. and Mrs. Gummel were found well fortified in a comfortable home, reinforced with quite a large number of guests. The first evidence of a triumphant victory was the melodious strains of music by Stonesifer's orchestra. Various pleasant games and dancing were indulged in until the approach of the wee sma' hours of the morning. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 21, 1893.

Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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