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At the September meeting of the board...


At the September meeting of the board of education of Carroll County, the board approved staying with its present policy that smoking areas for pupils not be provided and that smoking by pupils on school premises be prohibited. -- Community Reporter, Sept. 25, 1970.

50 years ago

After four flourishing years, the bottom finally has dropped out of the black markets with a refreshing thud. And war-fattened marketeers are scrambling desperately to get rid of their once precious stockpiles of nylon, shoes, piece goods and silks at deflated prices.

They took an enormous loss when gas rationing was called off. Nylon hose, prime specialty of the wartime black market, has slumped almost overnight from $15 to $5 a pair along Broadway and Park Avenue, where the traffic has been particularly heavy.

The spectacular decline extends to such other black market staples as meat, used cars and rubber goods. -- Democratic Advocate, Sept. 24, 1945.

75 years ago

The new bridge over Double Pipe Creek, near Detour, has been opened to traffic. The approach on either side, however, must be graded before the work is completed.

The new bridge is a three-span iron and concrete structure costing approximately $16,000. It was built on the site of an iron and wooden bridge swept away by high water. -- Union Bridge Pilot, Sept. 24, 1920.

100 years ago

The Westminster Trotting, Driving and Pleasure Association is making extensive arrangements for the race meeting at Pleasure Park, near this city, next Friday and Saturday.

Entries for the bicycle races on Saturday are full and some exciting events may be looked for. Three bands of music will be on the grounds. -- American Sentinel, Sept. 28, 1895.

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