50 Years Ago
* In response to many inquiries regarding the city's plans for a victory parade or celebration, Mayor Joseph L. Mathias has authorized the following: "The City of Westminster has not forgotten her boys and girls in the service. We feel that those of us at home have celebrated enough, and that further rejoicing should not be evidenced until a majority of our servicemen and women are reunited with their families." -- Democratic Advocate, Aug. 31, 1945.
75 Years Ago
* We received the following letter from Congressman Carville D. Benson: "I should like to have your opinion as to whether or not village delivery service in the town of Union Bridge would meet with the approval of the patrons of your office. There are certain requirements which must be met before the Post-Office Department will consider favorably the inauguration of such service. These requirements are civic improvements, such as paved streets, continuous paved sidewalks, numbered houses and street lights. If you will make some inquiry with the view to ascertaining whether or not the residents of Union Bridge would be interested in village delivery . . . I shall appreciate it." -- Union Bridge Pilot, Sept. 3, 1920.
100 Years Ago
* Mr. Isaac N. Stoner, of Medford, has lost three fine cows by Texas fever and has one or two ill with the disease. Mr. Jesse Winter, near New Windsor, has lost seven cows and has one sick. Dr. Robert Ward, state veterinarian, was notified by State's Attorney Fink of the prevalence of the disease, and visited Mr. Stoner's place. Both Mr. Stoner and Mr. Winter bought Texas cattle, probably without having been aware of the fact. These cattle brought the ticks and this introduced the disease. -- American Sentinel, Sept. 7, 1895.