25 Years Ago* The conference room air was crystal clear...


December 19, 1993|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 Years Ago

* The conference room air was crystal clear and cigarette packs were self-consciously hidden away as 60 educators, students and health officials debated whether students should be allowed to smoke on school grounds. Nearly a dozen nonsmokers, including three high school students, told the state Board of Education that senior high school pupils should be allowed to smoke in designated inside or outside areas. An almost equal number declared the board must not relax the current ban on smoking at school lest, as one woman observer whispered to another, "We are all led down the road to perdition." -- Democratic Advocate, Dec. 26, 1968.

50 Years Ago

* On Sept. 9, a campaign was launched to raise a fund of $50,000 to provide a memorial in tribute to the sons and daughters of Carroll County serving in both World Wars. The campaign terminated on Oct. 30, with approximately $30,000 in hand. -- Democratic Advocate, Dec. 31, 1943.

75 Years Ago

* During the holidays at least a dozen Express wagons have found new owners, who are now mostly using them for coasting over the pavements in direct violation of an early town ordinance which provides for a penalty of from $1 to $10 for offenders. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Dec. 27, 1918.

100 Years Ago

* The inmates of the alms house were made happy by a Christmas service, conducted by the students' committee, aided a number of the ladies of this city. Gifts of dolls for the children, workboxes, articles of wearing apparel, a cane and other articles were distributed, and the hearts of the poor were made glad by these tokens of sympathy and love from the more fortunate. -- American Sentinel, Dec. 30, 1893.

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