50 Years Ago
* The supply of Coca-Cola in Westminster definitely will be affected by the further curtailment in the supply of sugar after July 1 because the manufacturer of that popular drink will not compromise with the use of substitutes. However, an equitable system of rationing will be maintained in Westminster during the shortage, according to W. C. Meredith, president of the Westminster Coca-Cola Bottling Co. -- Democratic Advocate, June 22, 1945.
75 Years Ago
* Capt. Otto A. Swoboda, in charge of the U.S. Army recruiting office, 117 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, has very kindly arranged to send two aeroplanes for our Fourth of July celebration during the day of July 5. One will be a heavy Curtiss machine from Aberdeen, piloted by that daring young aviator, Lt. W. K. Phillips. The other will be a very speedy S.E.British fighting single-seating plane from Bowling Field, piloted by Sgt. Myers, who has been flying three years and has the reputation of being the best enlisted pilot in the service. -- Union Bridge Pilot, June 25, 1920.
100 Years Ago
* The Ladies' Home and Foreign Missionary Society of Grace Lutheran Church, in connection with its regular monthly meeting, enjoyed a very pleasant and instructive "palaver" at the parsonage on June 17. In the midst of the good time and when all congratulated themselves on the privilege they enjoyed, there came a voice from the dining room: "Come over and help us." We went, every one of us, strong to do and to dare. The refreshments consisted of fruit, cake and real African coffee from the mission at Muhlenberg. Two very polite natives waited on the company. Their zeal and attention showed the thoroughness of their training. -- American Sentinel, June 22, 1895.