25 years ago:
Floyd Jones, financial director for Carroll County, tried to explain to eight protesting mayors why incorporated towns won't be getting road funds for fiscal year 1974. Next year's road funds are largely being provided by state funds and the county's revenue sharing check, he explained. No town money is going into the fund; therefore, towns do not qualify for a refund. Richard Dixon, mayor of Mount Airy, felt differently. He complained that such talk made him feel like he wasn't part of the county. "The towns' assessment base provides 40 percent of the county's taxable base," Mayor Dixon said, "and moving money from one pot to another doesn't mean that a share of it isn't ours." -- the Carroll Record, June 28, 1973.
50 years ago:
"Aviation Day in Westminster" was featured at the weekly dinner meeting of the Lions Club Thursday evening at the Charles Carroll Hotel. Through past president Lloyd Elderdice, an excellent program was arranged following air maneuvers at the Westminster Airport during the afternoon. J. P. Guckert of the Civil Aeronautics Commission spoke of the memorial award and plaque presentation at Baltimore to Cliff Evans and George Truman, round-the-world fliers in light aircraft, based on their outstanding contribution to flying. The one-engine plane, The City of Washington, with Evans as pilot, and The City of Angels, operated by Truman, have been on exhibit at the Westminster Airport. -- Democratic Advocate, June 25, 1948.
100 years ago:
On Friday evening last, quite a merry party of 22 young ladies and gentlemen of Westminster enjoyed a straw ride to the hospitable home of Mr. James S. Baer, at the tannery. The four horses were gaily decorated with flags and bells, and as the evening was fine, and the team was in charge of one of Mr. Thompson's most careful drivers, nothing occurred to mar the enjoyment of the occasion. A hearty welcome awaited the party, and the evening was spent pleasantly in games and music, concluding with a bountiful supply of refreshments. The yard and porch were decorated with Chinese lanterns. A large star formed of electric lights, the handiwork of Mr. Baer, illuminated the entire place, showing through the trees like silvery moonlight. The party returned to Westminster at midnight, after having spent a most delightful evening. -- Democratic Advocate, June 25, 1898.
Pub Date: 6/28/98