25 years ago Victor Weybright of Keysville and New York...


November 30, 1997|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago Victor Weybright of Keysville and New York City last Friday announced gifts totaling $150,000 to three Carroll County organizations: the Carroll County Farm Museum, the Historical Society of Carroll County and the Keysville Union Cemetery at Keysville. Mr. Weybright, 69, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Weybright of Detour and Keysville, moved more than 20 years ago from the Hollow Rock Farm, along the Monocacy River, where he was born, to New York City to become co-founder and chairman of the board and editor-in-chief of the New American Library World Literature Corp. As a publisher, Mr. Weybright has since 1946 distinguished himself as a leader and a positive force in directing the paperback revolution and the dispersal of quality books in inexpensive editions. -- the Carroll Record, Nov. 30, 1972.

50 years ago A registered Holstein-Friesian cow in the dairy herd by Logwood Farms, Westminster, has recently completed a 341-day production record of 502 pounds of butterfat and 13,856 pounds of milk in a Herd Improvement Registry test, the Holstein-Friesian Association of America announces. Her official name is Lauxmont Safemaster Penolina. She was milked three times daily and was 5 years, 5 months of age when she began her test period. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 28, 1947.

75 years ago Well-attended and in every way interesting and profitable was the WCTU meeting held at Mrs. Howard Koontz's home Nov. 23. Promptly at 8 o'clock the meeting opened with singing "America," Miss Mary Snader at the piano and Mrs. Clayton Myers leading. Prayer followed. The topic for the meeting was "child welfare." Texts of scripture relating to the care and training of children were given by most of the ladies present. Mrs. Frank Myers, who is child welfare superintendent for the county, read a very comprehensive article on the child, in the factory, on the farm, in the street, in the tenement sections of the great cities, as newspaper carriers and as helpers in the support of the family. It especially emphasized the fact that if we are to have strong, healthy men and women for tomorrow, the children of today must be properly nourished, clothed, housed and not too heavy burdens put upon them in childhood. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 30, 1922.

100 years ago Thanksgiving day was observed in this city by the general cessation of business and by religious services in most of the churches. -- American Sentinel, Nov. 23, 1897.

Pub Date: 11/30/97

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