25 Years Ago* Two contractors consulted by the parish...

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March 13, 1994

25 Years Ago

* Two contractors consulted by the parish council of St. John's Church have confirmed the finding of an engineering study done last year that the stately 102-year-old church on East Main Street is structurally unsound and hazardous. Consequently, the nearly parishioners will be asked to vote on Easter Sunday on whether to attempt to rehabilitate the old church or build a new one near the present high school off Route 140. The tall, white church dating back to 1866 was condemned in a report by engineers assigned by the Baltimore Archdiocese last January. -- Democratic Advocate, March 3, 1969.

50 Years Ago

* Sgt. James W. Beard, of Westminster, a radio operator on a Liberator, has received the Air Medal for completing five missions over enemy-occupied Europe. -- Democratic Advocate,

Jan. 28, 1944.

100 Years Ago

* The Baltimore Sun of Tuesday says that Governor Brown and State's Attorney Chas. E. Fink, of this county, were in consultation in Baltimore with reference to measures to be taken to require the Patapsco Flint Mill Company at Hood's Mill to protect the health of its employees. The mill is on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, near the line of Howard and Carroll counties, and is in Governor Brown's home district. The grinding of the flint causes clouds of very fine dust, which is taken into the lungs of those working in the mill, causing their lungs to harden and resulting in death. " Those whose death, it is said, has been the result of their work in the mill are Oliver Chipley, Albert Day, Frank Witzell, Jacob Witzell, Joseph Sellman, Hugh Ford and Wm. Berry. Those who are now sick and disabled from the effects of the powdered flint are: Mose Chipley, J. O. Day, Joseph Williams and Williams' son. -- American Sentinel, March 3, 1894.

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