25 years ago: Carroll County was honored in Dallas last...


August 02, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: Carroll County was honored in Dallas last week by the National Association of Counties for its Growth Impact Studies Program. In anticipation of growth pressures, Carroll started development projects on a six-month cycle. This allows the county to evaluate the impact of the previous development on the economy and the ability of the county to provide services. In addition, the county completed a study on the cost of servicing a municipal charter area versus the cost of such services on a countywide basis. -- the Carroll Record, Aug. 2, 1973.

50 years ago: Whitaker Chambers, living on Bachman's Valley Road on the Thomas farm, and who said he was a communist from 1924 to 1937, testified before the House of Un-American Activities committee in Washington Tuesday that the Red "underground" included Alger Hiss, a State Department official. Chambers, now an associate editor of Time magazine, said in a prepared statement read to the House committee that he himself "served in the underground, chiefly in Washington." -- Democratic Advance, Aug. 6, 1948.

75 years ago: Feeling is said to be running high in the little village of Hampstead, as a result of the breaking-up Wednesday night of the annual carnival held by the volunteer fire company. The carnival ended in the arrest of Thos. Zepp, in charge of the amusement concessions, on a charge of running games of chance. After Zepp was led away, a crowd of more than 200 persons followed the Rev. Clarkson Baines, said to be responsible for the arrest, hissing and booing him to the parsonage. -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 3, 1923.

Pub Date: 8/02/98

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