50 years ago The Carroll County chapter of American Red...

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February 25, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Carroll County Historical Society's library.

50 years ago The Carroll County chapter of American Red Cross had one of its first disaster relief calls in some time. The executive secretary, Miss Ann S. Reifsnider, was called to Snydersburg on Friday evening after learning of a fire there which destroyed the home of Mr. Appeidt and all its contents. Mr. Appeidt expressed much appreciation for food and clothing given them by the people of the community. He has not been employed lately and his wife had only recently secured employment in Manchester. The couple have seven children. -- Democratic Advocate, Feb. 22, 1946.

75 years ago Carroll County appears to have been hit as hard by the financial stress as any section which has come to our notice. Teachers pay is being withheld owing to lack of funds and it appears the county has reached the limit of its credit. A few years ago, when taxes were below the dollar mark, we were told that the outlook for a lower rate of taxation was bright. Today, the rate is higher than ever, while the county's treasury is in bad shape. What a rich collection of political ammunition to be used in our coming local elections! Let the voter be unbiased in his judgment, for remember, with every section wanting $55,000 schools and $50,000-a-mile roads there will be enough uses for the county's money to keep its treasury in its present condition for years to come, regardless of which of the political parties may be at the helm. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Feb. 18, 1921.

100 years ago On Monday last, a large dog belonging to Lewis B. Lippy, a mile west of town, acted strangely about the home and in the barnyard snapped at the horses and cattle. This led to his being tied up, but later in the day, it appears he became rabid and tore loose. On Tuesday, he got into the kennel of Charles Loats and bit his four hounds and pet fox, which had to be killed. Dr. Trump, Jr. Wink, Nelson Warehime, C. Warner and C.W. Motter each had their dogs killed. Mr. Lippy and some of his neighbors also have had their dogs killed. The mayor and council's attention was called to the matter and they immediately passed an ordinance compelling all dogs running at large to be properly muzzled, under a penalty of $1 to $5 fine for each offense. If any owner of a dog shall be fined for a violation of the ordinance and fail to pay, the animal is to be killed by the bailiff after due notice. -- American Sentinel, Feb. 22, 1896.

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