50 Years Ago: Iron Lung Presented to W.F.D. - The formal...


January 16, 2000

50 Years Ago: Iron Lung Presented to W.F.D. - The formal presentation of the portable iron lung was made Tuesday in the Armory at 8 o'clock. The iron lung, procured for the use of Westminster and community, is an activity of the Carroll County Lodge 1381, Loyal Order of Moose, and the chairman of the project was governor, Fred Jenkins.

The presentation was made to the Westminster Fire Department, in brief ceremonies. The iron lung will be kept at the Firemen's building and a corps of firemen will be trained to use the device, which can be used effectively for many uses as well as in polio cases.Democratic Advocate, January 20, 1950.

75 Years Ago: One of the most distressing and shocking accidents to happen in this city for many years occurred Saturday night about 10: 30 o'clock when a double decker sled containing seven of Western Maryland College's faculty and students struck the automobile of Mr. Sterling Hively, of Frizzelburg, at Union Street, while coasting down College Hill, on West Main Street, which resulted in the fatally injury to one and breaking legs and noses and lascerating others.

None escaped injury. The dead is Lynn F. Gruber, 31 10 Baker street, center on the football team. Democratic Advocate, January 16, 1924.

100 Years Ago: Dr. J. W. Hering, of this city, is now Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland, having qualified before Governor Smith, on Monday last. He gave bond in the sum of $50,000, as re(]Lllred by law, the American Bonding and Trust Company of Baltimore becoming his surety. Annapolis correspondence of the Baltimore Sun says that Dr. Hering announces that he has tendered the position of chief clerk in the Comptroller's office, now efficiently filled by Mr. Frank E. Cunningham, of this city, to Mr. B. F. Crouse, who has accepted the appointment and will enter upon its duties on February I st. American Sentinel, January 20, 1900.

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