25 Years Ago* A new federal ruling may torpedo plans for...


May 22, 1994|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 Years Ago

* A new federal ruling may torpedo plans for bringing cable television to Westminster. A new federal regulation forbids "distant signals" in any proposed city within 35 miles of a top television market. Westminster lies about 25 miles from Baltimore, and therefore would be subject to the blackout. The cable, for those who pay to use it, would eliminate the need for home television aerials and gives a closer television picture while bringing the viewer a wider selection of channels. -- Democratic Advocate, May 12, 1969.

50 Years Ago

* Niels Peterson, chief engineer of the American Liberty Ship, the Isthmian Steamship Company's William Williams, which survived a torpedo attack by a submarine in the Pacific one year ago, has purchased the John Woodward home on Ridge Road, Westminster, where his wife and stepdaughter, Peggy, will make their home. Mr. Peterson was born in Wisconsin, raised in Denmark and sailed out of New York harbor. His life has been a very interesting one, having traveled around the world 17 times during the past 24 years. -- Democratic Advocate, May 5, 1944.

75 Years Ago

* It is said that a number of persons refuse to pay toll at the gate near town and last Saturday night some person or persons sawed the gate off, thereby putting it out of commission for the time being. The commissioners of Frederick County announced Monday that the stockholders of the Liberty and Union Bridge Turnpike Company will be given until May 10 to determine if they will accept the county's offer of $5 per share for the stock in the road so that it can be converted into a county highway and the three tollgates removed. -- Union Bridge Pilot, May 2, 1919.

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