25 years ago The class of 1971 represents "the beginning...


June 16, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County's library.

25 years ago The class of 1971 represents "the beginning of the end of that generation gap that everyone is forever bemoaning," novelist Jacob Hay V told the commencement audience at Western Maryland College. Hay based his comment to the 172 graduates and to the recipients of 45 master of education degrees and four honorary doctorates on a belief that television is going to be the difference between this and older generations. The speaker, who writes a column of TV criticism, told his audience that this generation and succeeding ones can be better informed because of television. He said too that television is in part responsible for the response of young people to poverty, to VISTA, to the Peace Corps, to politics and ecology. -- Democratic Advocate, June 10, 1972.

50 years ago War surplus property worth $30 billion, a sum which breaks down to about $214 for every man, woman and child in the country, will be put on the market by the federal government before the end of 1948, predicts Lieut. Gen. E. B. Gregory, War Assets Administrator. Gregory warned, however, that much of the surplus consists of goods not wanted by ordinary civilians, and that, of the $2 billion worth already sold, the national treasury has got back only 47 percent of the original cost. More than half of the inventory, he declared, is in war planes, factories and other real estate. And of the remainder, one-third consists of military articles of little civilian use. -- Democratic Advocate, June 7, 1946.

75 years ago Committees have been appointed, all of whom are working in unison to make the coming Fourth of July celebration larger and better than that of last year. In the afternoon, a parade will be given by the banks, Red Men in regales, firemen, floats and automobiles; a greased pig chase and a wheelbarrow race. Dancing will be indulged in on the large dancing floor now being erected and a general good time will be provided for all. -- Union Bridge Pilot, June 17, 1921.

100 years ago Arthur F. Smith, of this city, chief clerk of the Commissioner of the Land Office at Annapolis, met with quite a serious accident at the Maryland Hotel in that city last Saturday evening. He was sitting on the porch conversing with some friends, with his back to the steps, and not realizing his nearness to the edge, moved his chair slightly and, losing his balance, was precipitated to the sidewalk, a distance of about 10 feet. He sustained a fracture of the knee and will be disabled for quite a time. His mother went to Annapolis at once and has been with him since the accident. A note written by her on Wednesday states that he is getting very well and his physician thinks may be removed to his home in this city next week. His fractured limb was put in splints on the date mentioned. -- American Sentinel, June 13, 1896.

Pub Date: 6/16/96

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