25 years ago: Maryland Transportation Secretary Harry R...


November 22, 1998|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

25 years ago: Maryland Transportation Secretary Harry R. Hughes says Maryland is planning a state-operated program to increase the number of commuter carpools in the Baltimore metropolitan region. Mr. Hughes says intensive planning for the program is a "direct response not only to the energy crisis but also to the need for improving air quality and for relieving traffic congestion in the Baltimore area." -- the Carroll Record, Nov. 29, 1973.

75 years ago: The outcome of the state vs. Hampstead Fire Company was tied up before a jury in the Circuit Court on Wednesday. The jury stood nine for acquittal and three for conviction. The case was over the arrest of a man for running a wheel of fortune for the Hampstead Fire Company at its carnival last August. The fire companies and some celebrations use the same means in raising funds to defray expenses. When a member of the company is injured at a fire, he is paid a small sick benefit to help pay his doctor's bill and needs for his family. In reality, the benefit will not nearly pay the doctor's calls. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 23, 1923.

100 years ago: The dance given by the young gentlemen of this city in the Firemens Building on Thanksgiving night was a very delightful one. Another dance was given the same evening at the new Babylon Building. It was most successful in every particular. A number of prominent matrons acted as chaperones. The program was as follows: Waltz, Belle of New York; Two-Step, Happy Days in Dixie; Two-Step, Dancing Master; Waltz, Cyrano; Two-Step, Charleston; Two-Step, Georgia Camp meeting; Waltz, Poets Dream; Two-Step, Thoroughbred; Lancers, Idols Eye; Intermission; Waltz, Queen of Autumn; Two-Step, In Coontucky Land; Two-Step, The Scorcher; Waltz, Girls of the South; Waltz, Home, Sweet Home. -- Democratic Advocate, Nov. 26, 1898.

Pub Date: 11/22/98

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