100 years ago

Base ball: Alphonians 4 - Criterions 0'


"The fourth meeting of the Criterion Seconds of Baltimore and the crack Alphonians at Woodstock, resulted in a fourth victory for the local lads. The winners bunched enough hits in the first, second and sixth innings to get four runs across the rubber, while the three lone hits that the Baltimore lads gathered off Paul Miller were scattered.

"E. Eichhorn pitched two innings for the visitors, and the Woodstock players found him for seven hits and three runs. Harrington finished out the game well, holding the Alphonians to two hits and one run. Paul Miller's slants were unfathomable, and the Criterions never had a chance to score."

75 Years Ago

Net men and G-men

From the "Home and Abroad" column:

"German Tennis Doubles players win the U.S. National championship for the first time since 1919 through the superior playing of Baron von Cramm and Herr Henkel. Both Germans are good sports and the former is recognized as one of the most popular netmen today. He had none of the arrogance of the Austrian who wields the power in Berlin, and has endeared his American competitors by his efforts to 'play the game.' "

(That "Austrian," Adolf Hitler, had become Germany's head of state in 1934.)

"Politics has been soft-peddled. There was a little conclave down the Shore but the people down the in the 'Garden of Eden' are too much concerned with crab feasts, watermelon parties and the baseball race between Salisbury and Easton to bother with who's going to be our next governor."

Lord Strabolgi, writing in the Sunday Star (Washington), says that the proposed partitioning of Palestine will meet with ill favor on several counts. "The Arabs don't like it, the Jews don't approve and it weakens British supremacy, which has for so long bluffed insurrections galore in the troubled land of Christ's progenitors."

"G-Men stage raids in three large Eastern cities, just to keep their hand in and let criminals know that white slavery is doomed. At least as far as it can possibly be curtailed. Atlantic City, Philadelphia and Wilmington felt the sting of stalking Federal investigators."

50 Years Ago

Magical means

"Call It The Taxpayers' Money," was the headline of a Times article.

"Writing in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, columnist Howard Preston makes one of the best suggestions that has come along in quite a while. He simply suggests that, when we write or talk about government spending, we use the phrase 'taxpayers' money' rather than 'federal funds.'


"It is unfortunate but true that there is a real need to emphasize this distinction. Many people seemingly do not relate government money to the money that is taken from them through taxation. Consciously or not, they assume that government has some other and magical means of obtaining funds.

"Government doesn't earn money, and it doesn't create wealth. It isn't supposed to. Government can spend only what it first seizes from the people and this includes the as yet unborn taxpayers who will be paying the bills of the past for ages to come.

"So, don't just think of federal funds. Think of taxpayers' money, our money."

From the "What's Doing Column":

"Mr. and Mrs. George Dasher of Oakland Mills road and their two children, George and Elisa, have returned from a week's trip to Canada, where they visited Niagara Falls and many other points of interest.

"Miss Judy Samuel of Effingham, Illinois is presently the house guest of Mrs. Juanita McIntosh and family of Owen Brown road. Miss Samuel has recently returned to the United States from a successful tour of Europe with the DePauw University Choir. During the last few weeks of her trip, she visited the homes of various American Field Service families in Scandinavia, who had also been her hosts during a previous trip to Europe."