50 years ago: The importance of courtesy in the...

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April 25, 1999|By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

50 years ago: The importance of courtesy in the Westminster shopping center was given emphasis at the "Courtesy Night" meeting held Monday evening by members of the Retail Merchants Association. They entertained about 250 employees in the Westminster Methodist church. Greetings were extended by President A. Willis Wampler, Jr. He told the group that the purpose of the meeting was for employees to become better acquainted and more community-minded relative to retail merchandising. Progress in the past 25 years and the use of automobiles have changed trends in retailing, he said. Westminster, the county seat, is centrally located, has free parking and well-stocked stores with comparable merchandise and prices, making it a convenient shopping center for a wide area, he declared. -- Democratic Advocate, April 1, 1949.

75 years ago: At noon Sunday, Carroll County was visited by its first thunder gust, accompanied by a high wind, rain and hail, causing the church people in this city to seek shelter. About 2 p.m., a wind of cyclonic proportion passed over, uprooting trees, damaging buildings, blowing down sign boards, etc. The roof of a building on the old Hoppe farm was raised and took flight across Littlestown pike and settled in the yard of Daniel Shipley. The roof, in passing over the pike, struck a car. Two men and a colored chauffeur all escaped injury. A number of trees in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant were uprooted and blown so as to obstruct traffic on the state road. The tops of four automobiles were ripped from their fastenings. -- Democratic Advocate, April 25, 1924.

100 years ago: The Westminster Base Ball Club desires to win the championship and toward that end desires to have a team composed of good players who will be able to play good base ball, and will take full advantage of the 5-mile limit in order to obtain the players if they can not be gotten in this city. -- Democratic Advocate, April 22, 1899.

Pub Date: 4/25/99

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