25 Years Ago: Cancer Crusade In This County Yields...


January 23, 2000

25 Years Ago: Cancer Crusade In This County Yields $34,149 - Over 900 Volunteer Workers Called On Homes In Carroll County During 1974, released by Joseph Beaver, treasurer of the Carroll County Cancer Society, shows that a total $34, 149.53 was donated by Carroll Countians to support the Cancer Society's program of Cancer Research, Public Education and Patient Services. This is the largest amount ever raised by the Cancer Society in any one year, considerably exceeding 1973 receipts of $24,574.69. The Community Reporter, January 24, 1975.

50 Years Ago: 20 Miles of New Road Built By County In 3 Years - Maryland's accelerated highway program in Carroll County included 18 projects covering 20 miles of new or improved roads in the last three years with a total cost of $2,768,704 according to an end-of-the-year survey of State Roads Commission records. That mileage-and-money total represents projects completed, in progress, awarded, or tdvertised between January 1, 1947 and December 31, 1949. Three projects were in progress in the County on January 1, 1947 and their total cost, $602,702, is included in the over-all summary for the ttiree-year period. These jobs included new paving for U.S. 140 from the Baltimore county line to the Finksburg Road, $430,374; resurfacing the road from Bachman Mills to Melrose Road, $106,564 and new macadam surfacing for the road from Meadow Branch to the Taneytown-Uniontown Road, $65,764. Democratic Advocate, January 20, 1950.

75 Years Ago: Carroll County Society Meets - Carroll County's birthday was fittingly celebrated this week by the Carroll County Society of Baltimore City, whose annual banquet was held at the Hotel Retinert on January 19th. It was the sixth annual gathering of the Society and marked the eighty-seventh birthday at the county. One hundred and fifty members and guests including several living back home, attended and renewed many old friendships. A reception preceded the banquet. The Society includes in its membership two hundred and fifty sons and daughters of Carroll County. Although its aims and purposes are social, the Society also endeavors to keep Carroll County in the front ranks in the state's metropolis. Chief Judge Francis Neale Parke, of Westminster, member of the Court of Appeals, was the (T LieSt of honor and delivered the principal address. The Rev. Dr. Calvin S. Slagle delivered the invocation. Mrs. Catherine Slagle Ramsay, a Westminster girl and one of the talented professional singers of Baltimore, sang several selections, accompanied by Mrs. Bessie Pate French, pianist. Democratic A(Ivocate, January 23, 1925.

100 Years Ago: At the monthly meeting of the Westminster Temperance Union, which will be held in Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday (tomorrow) afternoon, a lecture will be delivered by Miss Jessie Ackerman. Miss Ackerman is a noted traveler. She has been twice around the world and visited many lands, among them the Transvaal Republic, between which and Great Britain war is now being waged. The daily Baltimore papers recently gave long accounts of her interviews with President Kruger and other notable people. She is represented to be a very interesting and eloquent speaker. American Sentinel, January 27, 1900.

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