25 years ago: Representatives from three counties spoke...


September 27, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: Representatives from three counties spoke out against dropping physical education as a required course in public high schools in Maryland at a hearing on a proposed revision of high school curriculum. Many of the suggested changes were revolutionary, such as doing away with grading and grade promotions; allowing students to attend classes on a split schedule or in the evening; and issuing credits toward a diploma for on-the-job training. But most of the people present were concerned only that Phys. Ed. might be changed from a required subject to an elective. In the proposed plan, it would not be required at all but would be available for interested students. -- the Carroll Record, Sept. 27, 1973.

75 years ago: The young people of Reese and Sandyville had a get-together meeting several months ago and organized a club. The "Merry Makers" have been active ever since, having something of interest several times each month, including a straw ride, a corn roast and last week a box social. This club was organized to help the young people of this community. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 28, 1923.

100 years ago: The tournament and picnic held at Reese on the 17th proved quite a success socially and financially. The first enjoyment of the day was the tournament. The knights were called to the stand by chief marshal Jesse (Dock) Stem, when the charge was delivered by Michael E. Walsk, eq., of the Westminster Bar. The judges were Nicholas W. Steele, of Oakland Mills, Democratic nominee for Congress in the 2nd District; associates, J. Brooke Irwin and Grant Baseman. The successful knights and ladies crowned were Horace Warehime, Knight of Will If I Can, who crowned Miss Julia Hook, Queen of Love and Beauty; Edgar S. Caple, Knight of Reese; Miss Nellie Oursler, First Maid of Honor; Carroll Owens, Knight of Round Top; Miss Bell Grove, Second Maid of Honor; Howard Green, Knight of Pleasant Grove; and Miss Ada Oursler, Third Maid of Honor. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 24, 1898.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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