25 years ago: At a special meeting of the Union Bridg...


October 11, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: At a special meeting of the Union Bridg Council, officials decided the town had had enough of rowdy adolescents and their loud cars. Outlining the main problems as loud mufflers, squealing wheels, foul language and general lack of respect, Mayor Richard Stultz and the council conferred with State Trooper C. J. Snyder of the Westminster barracks and town Police Chief Bud McCann. Trooper Snyder assured the council that in dealing with the first problem, Officer McCann can issue an equipment repair order with a $100 fine if the offender doesn't comply. The second offense can be prosecuted in court if the driver is identified and charges brought against him. The third can be brought under control by strict enforcement in court of the town's 10 p.m. curfew. He added that a warrant on a youngster is served on the parent, who is then responsible to appear in court with his child. Snyder emphasized, however, that citizens must be aware that the police need backing to solve the problem. A simple complaint isn't enough. -- the Carroll Record, Oct. 11, 1973.

50 years ago: The amazing "Dive Bomber" crash, in which a daredevil sends a speeding stock sedan hurdling into a two-ton truck and deliberately crashes his machine into a parked car, is listed as one of the featured thrills scheduled at the Carroll County Fairgrounds Oct. 9 when Buddy Wagner's World's Champion Hell Drivers present two thrill-packed performances in front of the grandstand at the American Legion Thrill Day program in Taneytown. The Hell Drivers come here from the New York State Fair where they appeared before record crowds. -- Democratic Advocate, Oct. 11, 1948.

75 years ago: The battle at Bunker Hill was only a tame affair, according to the evidence given at a trial before Justice Hutchins Wednesday when several of the citizens of Sykesville and Ellicott City were given a hearing for a free-for-all fight. At 1: 30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Bunker Hill, Sykesville, a crowd of rowdies from Ellicott City came to Sykesville for the purpose of cleaning up the town and after announcing their errand, started to bombart the Sykesvillians with stones and some used bats. After several were battered on the visitors' side, they withdrew to the hills of Ellicott City. After the hearing, which took up the best part of eight hours, Justice Hutchins fined the Sykesville men $3 and costs. The Ellicott City clique paid a fine of $5 and costs. The town of Sykesville was well represented at the trial. -- Democratic Advocate, Oct. 12, 1923.

Pub Date: 10/11/98

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