25 years ago: With seven ringing cheers and full tummies...


March 15, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: With seven ringing cheers and full tummies, 70 Girl Scouts of the Taneytown area joined the Royal Order of Hobos Monday night. The occasion was a hobo party planned by the Scout leaders and girls of Brownie Troop 171, Junior Troop 657 and Cadette Troop 31 to celebrate National Girl Scout Week and the organization's 61st birthday. Dressed in an array of disreputable clothes, which these days wouldn't warrant a second glance, the budding flowers of Taneytown's femininity had a fun-filled time in the social room of Grace United Church of Christ. -- Carroll Record, March 15, 1973.

75 years ago: The Oakland Textile Mills, from which about 6employees struck early last week because their demand for a 15-20 percent wage increase was denied, will be thrown open to permit the return of workers as soon as possible, George Melville, junior member of the firm, declared Saturday night. About half the employees live in houses owned by the company. Those who do not care to enter into an agreement will be required to leave their homes. Operations in the weaving, spinning and carding departments have been suspended because of the strike. According to Mr. Melville, conferences with the strikers have paved the way to a settlement. A notice has been posted requesting all strikers who would return to work to leave their names with company officials. -- Democratic Advocate, March 16, 1923.

100 years ago: D. E. McQuay, of this place, was severely burned about the face and hands on Wednesday last by the explosion of melted "Babbitt," which he was preparing for use on his saw mill. Mr. McQuay says he can assign no cause for the accident. -- American Sentinel, March 19, 1898.

Pub Date: 3/15/98

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