25 years agoOn Sunday night, some time after the church...

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October 26, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of LTC Carroll County.

25 years ago

On Sunday night, some time after the church council meeting and Aid Society left, thieves entered St. Peter's Church. Two fire extinguishers, which the church council had recently installed, were used to spray everything in sight. Empty beer bottles and broken dishes littered the floor. An antique clock which hung on the wall was stolen as was the antique Communion set. Both of the above had been in the original stone church many years ago and were of great sentimental value to the congregation. Mrs. Kelley, on her way to work on Monday morning, noticed the church lights were on, stopped and saw that the church had been vandalized. Police are now investigating. -- the Carroll Record, Oct. 16, 1972.

50 years ago

Walter A. Bowers, president of Roger Babson's Utopia College at Eureka, Kan., has predicted an atomic Russo-American war by 1950. His future for the world thereafter looks rather rosy, however. Mr. Bowers, 48, holding bachelor degrees in law and philosophy, was employed by banks and other firms. He worked with the War Department's budget bureau during the war before taking the helm of the new Kansas college. The Utopia president says Russia inevitably will throw everything she has against the United States as soon as Stalin can get his hands on the atomic bomb. Mr. Bowers has even mapped the four invasion routes the Russians will follow after they have bombarded this country. He says they will come through northern New Jersey, near Norfolk, Va., northern Florida and Texas. Before that, predicts the college head, they will have destroyed Washington, New York, Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Akron, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago. All of the area lying north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi will be in ruins. -- Democratic Advocate, Oct. 24, 1947.

100 years ago

A 12-year-old son of John Zahn, of this district, found a rifle cartridge on Sunday last and attempted to remove the bullet with his knife. An explosion resulted and the bullet penetrated the inside of the left knee. The lad was taken to the office of Dr. M. L. Bott, who probed for the bullet but was unable to locate it. A large incision was made in the effort to find the missile. Dr. Bott is of the opinion that it lodged in the knee joint and the injury is consequently of a serious character. -- American Sentinel, Oct. 23, 1897.

Pub Date: 10/26/97

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