25 years ago A professional arbiter has ruled that the...


June 23, 1996|By Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County's library.

25 years ago A professional arbiter has ruled that the Board of Education's ban on smoking by teachers in schools is illegal in that it prohibits teachers from smoking in the teachers' lounges. Jacob Blum, attorney for the Carroll County school board, said that Samuel H. Jaffee, who arbitrated the case, rescinded the ban only as it applies to the teachers' lounges. In his decision, Jaffee discounted the Carroll County Education Association's contention that the ban is a violation of the teachers' personal and academic freedoms. -- Democratic Advocate, June 24, 1972.

50 years ago In the parade at the 54th convention of the Maryland State Firemen's Association at Frederick last Friday, Union Bridge and Taneytown brought home the bacon. The Union Bridge fire company with auxiliary and the William F. Myers Sons band of Westminster collected two of the prices, $150 for the company making best appearance with 30 uniformed members or more and with band, and first prize of $50 for best appealing auxiliary. Mt. Airy auxiliary won a third price of $15. The Taneytown Volunteer Fire company won first prize of $125 for company with largest number of uniformed men in line with band or drum corps of 20 pieces or more. -- Democratic Advocate, June 28, 1946.

75 years ago The past week has been one marked with fires and accidents within a comparatively short radius of this place: a $50,000 fire in Hampstead on Tuesday, followed by a $200,000 fire in Manchester. On Wednesday, a young man was instantly killed and two others injured when their car was struck by a

P.R.R. train at a crossing near New Midway. They were the sons of James Harbaugh, a farmer of that section. This is near the same place Harold Keefer and several other young men were injured similarly a few years ago. -- Union Bridge Pilot, June 3, 1921.

100 years ago It is always a pleasure to write about the work of the Children's Fresh Air Society. This beautiful charity has now been in operation in Baltimore city five years and the work is growing marvelously each year. During these five years, many neglected "little ones" have been taken from poverty-stricken homes, where vice abounds and where a breath of fresh air is an almost unobtainable luxury, and have been transported to green fields to be ministered to by kind and loving friends. The Fresh Air Society of Baltimore appeals to those living in the country to take these children into their homes for two weeks, where they can have fresh air for their little lungs, good country milk for their hungry little bodies, new ideas of living for their ready little minds to see and perhaps imitate and love, and kindness to make happy memories in lives that have all too few bright days. The society prefers to send the children in parties of 10 to 60 or more. Every expense is paid by the society, the children are provided with suitable clothing and are pronounced free from contagious diseases. No salaries are paid in the Fresh Air work. -- American Sentinel, June 27, 1896.

Pub Date: 6/23/96

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