50 years: A meeting of the Bar Association of Carroll...

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January 02, 2000

50 years: A meeting of the Bar Association of Carroll County was called by John Wood Jr., president, and held Friday in the library in the courthouse. The minutes of the last meeting were read by David H. Taylor, secretary, and the treasurer's report was given by Vincent A. Tubman. The opinion of the members of the bar was asked by Chief Judge James F. Boylan, Jr., in regard to the painting of the library and of the courtroom. The interior of the courthouse is being painted by Chester H. Wentz, Deep Run, and his corps of painters. State Sen. Stanford I. Hoff reported that information had been brought to him that the tombstone in the Westminster Cemetery of Isaac E. Pearson, a member of the Bar of Carroll County, has been broken. It was voted that the asociation have the stone repaired.--Democratic Advocate, Jan. 6. 1950.

75 years ago: When asked for a New Year's message to the people of Maryland, Dr. John S. Fulton, director of the State Department of Health, said the best gift that he could wish the people of the state was good, strong, vigorous health for each individual and for the state as a whole. "One of the wisest of our sanitarians," he continued, "summed up this whole question of health, both for the individual and for a community, by saying, `Look out well for the health rate and the death rate will lose its significance.' This is the idea that has gradually gained stronger and stronger hold. When public health departments were first established in this country and abroad, the avowed purpose was to cut down the number of avoidable deaths, and nearly all activities were expressed in terms of mortality. Now, the emphasis is laid on health, definite and positive health. Now, departments of health are organized as our own in Maryland is, not only to fight disease, but to conserve health." -- Union Bridge Pilot, Jan. 2, 1925.

100 years ago: Well, we have thoroughly tested rural free delivery, and give the result without fear or favor. Those along the road are served regularly, but even some of them have just causes for complaint. And those not near the road traveled by wagon C, or the carrier, must erect boxes at a distance of from one-fourth to two miles, and must get to the box each day if they want their mail, no matter how the weather is, or the importance of duties on hand. Is this justice? Yes, we had only a fourth-class office that supplied our hard-working farmers with news from the outside world, and they were content. This service will never please the sturdy men of Carroll, until it does as R.F.D implies -- delivers mail at every door. Unless that is done, the citizens of our county should demand it, and if it be not granted, petition the government for the restoration of the old mail service even if necessary to send delegates to Washington with the petitions. -- American Sentinel, Jan. 6, 1900.

Compiled from the files of the Historical Society of Carroll County.

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