25 years ago At long last, Carroll County women will be...

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April 14, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Carroll County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago At long last, Carroll County women will be able to get in on the latest sewing rage that is hitting the country. Sewing lingerie, your own half slips, panties and girdles, will be demonstrated at the Agricultural Center, Westminster, on April 19. -- Community Reporter, April 9, 1971.

50 years ago Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor today announced his decision to provide permanent automobile registration tags for motor vehicles in the state. Commenting on the new system, Governor O'Conor said: "This is the plan we intended to inaugurate a few years ago, but due to the war and the shortage of metals, our plan had to be delayed. Now that aluminum for permanent plates is possible to obtain, I have decided to establish the new plan." It is generally agreed that the public will greatly benefit by the issuance of a permanent plate. The new plates will be in duplicate, as they were in pre-war years, and will, of course, be attached to the front and the rear of the car. The two-plate system was always more valuable, especially in police work, where it has been very difficult to identify stolen or abandoned cars or hit-and-run drivers, because the officer always had to be in the rear of the car to make his identification. -- Democratic Advocate, April 12, 1946.

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