50 years agoA meeting was held on Monday at the Charles...


January 28, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

50 years ago

A meeting was held on Monday at the Charles Carroll Hotel of the presidents of the Westminster service clubs, Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis. It was decided to launch the official Victory Clothing Drive this week and to sponsor a citywide collection of clothing on two succeeding Saturdays. All citizens are asked to place clothing on the curbs or porches before 10 a.m. The clothing will be taken to the Westminster Armory to be assembled and shipped for overseas relief. The project is a nationwide project and the national goal of 100 million garments has been suggested by Henry J. Kaiser, national chairman. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 25, 1946.

75 years ago

A truck load of whiskey, containing 19 cases and valued at $2,280, was confiscated at Gettysburg after a trip from Frederick. John Shultz, world war veteran of Gettysburg, and alleged to have been the driver of the truck; James O'Brien, of Philadelphia, and Harry Lentz, of Manchester, were all apprehended in connection with the case. They and the liquor were turned over to a detail of five state police, who have been summoned from Lancaster and who took the men and whiskey back with them. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Jan. 28, 1921.

100 years ago

Sometime during Thursday night, unknown parties chiseled out the bricks around the cornerstone of the Methodist Protestant Church, Union Bridge, until access was had to the tin box deposited in the stone, which was taken out and broken to pieces. Its contents consisted of a Bible, the records of the church, lists of names of building committee and trustees, &c., all of which were carried away. There was no money in the box. The motive of the robbery is not understood, as, if money was the object, a small sum could have been obtained at best. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 15, 1896.

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