50 Years Ago
* Senator Tydings Saturday told delegates to the 27th annual reunion of the 29th Division Association that eminent scientists have informed him it is possible to put an atomic bomb in a projectile and fire it across the Atlantic. Senator Tydings, who was a colonel in the 29th Division overseas during World War I, said it is compulsory for veterans of World Wars I and II and all people of the nation "to stimulate their imaginations because we are playing with things that God hitherto kept to Himself." He asserted five or six other nations will be producing atomic bombs at the end of a year or two. This, he said, creates a challenge to the United States, now at the peak of its leadership, to find ways and means of creating friendships between nations and to prevent "a push-button war that will be over before most people will know it began." -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 7, 1945.
100 Years Ago
* As the accommodation train from Baltimore, due here at 6:30 on Saturday evening last, approached the crossing at Main Street, William Carr walked to the middle of the roadbed and would have been killed but for the bravery of Edgar Miller, a son of Rev. P.H. Miller, and Walter Zepp, an employee of the Sentinel office, who forced him from the track at the risk of their own lives. Young Zepp first attempted it alone, but was unable to move the man, who resisted. Mr. Miller then went to his assistance, with the result stated. The engine was close upon them before the man was moved from the track. The engine had been reversed, but the momentum of the train was too great to be overcome entirely. Carr is about 45 years old and has a family. He lives near Warfieldsburg. -- American Sentinel, Sept. 14, 1895.