25 years agoNoise-making commenced early New Year's Eve in...


January 04, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago

Noise-making commenced early New Year's Eve in Taneytown as nine fire companies got into action on the report of a fire at the sprawling Cambridge Rubber Plant. Discovered early by an alert watchman in the Dunbar Building of the Taneytown plant, the entire panel of a electrical console control unit was buring in the smoke-filled building when firemen arrived three minutes after the first alarm was sounded at 7: 05 p.m. The fire, though quickly controlled and put out with carbon dioxide extinguishers, caused serious damage and put the plant's Marbill machinery out of operation. Unofficial reports indicated that repairs will require about six months for completion. -- Carroll Record, Jan. 4,

50 years ago

A special Christmas bonus totaling $11,274 will be distributed on or about Friday (Dec. 19) to 275 employees of Jos. S. Finch & Co. here, a Schenley Distillers Corp. affiliate. N. L. Brown, plant manager, said that these year-end payments are in addition to regular paychecks and are based on annual individual earnings during Schenley's fiscal year ended August 31. New employees who joined the company between Sept. 1 and Dec. 1 will receive token bonus payments. In a letter accompanying each check, Lewis S. Rosentiel, Schenley board chairman, and Lester E. Jacobi, Schenley president, told employees: "It is our pleasure to advise you that the Board of Directors has declared a year-end bonus for the employees of Schenley and its affiliates. We extended our most sincere greeting to you and hope that you and yours will enjoy a most happy and prosperous holiday season." -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 2, 1948.

75 years ago

A fox was turned loose at the home of Samuel C. Myers. Some 159 people took part. Some ladies were also present and enjoyed the sport. There were 12 dogs entered, belonging to Will Horton, Frank Barnes, Samuel Myers, Calvin Pickett, Devoe Jenkins and Frank Barnes. Mr. Myers captured the fox. One thing was missing, the face of our dear and noble friend, Albert Crawford. We hope that his son, whose presence was there, will prove to be as faithful as his father. All had a good day's sport. -- Democratic Advocate, Jan. 5, 1923.

100 years ago

One of the fruitful sources of disease is bad water. Bad ice is equally as bad, and people who are accustomed to use pond ice are in danger of disease therefrom. Read the article on "Pond Ice" in another column. "Pond ice," it says, "is not only unfit for the human stomach, but even when used for cold storage, it is an active disease-breeder." This being true, butchers should not use pond ice to keep their meats from spoiling. The Health Officer should examine into the quality of pond ice in this county. The three deaths in the Study family, near Silver Run, is due to typhoid fever, caused by impure water. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 8, 1898.

Pub Date: 1/04/98

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