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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on Memorial Day

Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt participant on Memorial Day

Eagle Archive: Wampler's life of service made him an apt
participant on #Westminster #Memorial Day http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx

Atlee Wampler was a tall man who maintained a military
bearing forged in heavy combat throughout WWII, all his life

Wampler served as the #Westminster #Carroll Co #Memorial Day
parade marshall from 1947 until his death in 1991 http://tinyurl.com/7vojfmx


On May 28, Carroll County and Westminster will mark the 145th
observance of Memorial Day with an expanded parade and three-days of
activities — thanks to all the hard work of American Legion Carroll Post No. 31 and leaders
like Skip Amass, coordinator of this year's activities.

The tradition of the parade and ceremony in Westminster
began in 1868, when Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General John A. Logan's May
5, 1868, General Order No. 11 — which called upon people to adorn the graves of
Union soldiers with flowers.

She gathered a group of schoolchildren for that task, and
they walked from the old schoolhouse on Center Street to Westminster Cemetery.

As with all the many stories in Carroll, the hands and
hearts of countless individuals and community organizations have guided and
nurtured the observances over the years. The list is long and celebrated.

However, one of the names historically synonymous with
Memorial Day is particularly worthy of note — Atlee Willis Wampler Jr… READ
MORE: http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0520-20120519,0,5649787.story




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Carroll and Eagle Archives - by Kevin Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr



[20120526 To those who serve thank you] http://tinyurl.com/7q46ksr
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Reflections on #Memorial Day by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams The Tentacle
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial
Day
by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams



Next Monday is Memorial Day. For many it is more than a
holiday, it is a day when we gather as a community to express our gratitude to
our country’s men and women in uniform, who by their sacrifice cannot be with
us to enjoy the day… http://www.thetentacle.com/ShowArticle.cfm?mydocid=5122

This year, Westminster and Carroll County will
mark
 its 145th
observance of Memorial Day
 with an expanded parade and four-days of
activities.

The tradition of the parade and ceremony in Westminster
began in 1868, when Mary Bostwick Shellman followed General John A. Logan’s May
5, 1868, General Order No. 11 to adorn the graves of Union soldiers with
flowers. She gathered a group of schoolchildren for the task and they walked
from the old schoolhouse on Center Street to Westminster Cemetery.

[…]

Last
week I wrote about
 a local community leader, Atlee Willis Wampler,
Jr., who served as the Westminster Memorial Day parade marshal for more than 44
years, from just after World War II until he passed away March 11, 1991.

[…]

That said, I have grown exhausted with the gut-wrenching
existentialism and overwhelming fatigue that accompanies covering
military funerals for the paper
.

I was quite struck by a May 6 article in The Washington
Post
 by Ian Shapira, “Barbara Robbins: A slain CIA secretary’s life
and death,” about a little-known Vietnam War casualty from a bombing that
occurred in Saigon March 30, 1965.

According to the article, “The CIA director revealed only a
few details about the 21-year-old woman, a secretary among spies. In the
agency’s annual memorial service for employees killed on the job, then-Director
Leon E. Panetta announced that a new name had been inscribed with calligraphy
inside the CIA’s
Book of Honor
: Barbara Annette Robbins, who had volunteered to go to Saigon
during the Vietnam War…

[…]

The story of Ms. Robbins is compelling and evocative. Yet
for me, what I found particularly haunting was the black
and white picture
of a very young American, in a far-off land, defending
our freedoms, staring right at us.


The Tentacle Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Reflections on #Memorial
Day
by Kevin E. Dayhoff http://tinyurl.com/br3hams




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Generations have been touched by Frock's 4-H and church
leadership By Kevin Dayhoff, May 3, 2012

Eagle Archive: Generations have been touched by Frock's 4-H
and church leadership http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0506-20120502,0,7820360.story



Fourteen years ago — on April 12, 1998 — the Baltimore Sun carried
an article about my neighbor and good friend, Kathryn Myers Frock, in which it
was noted:

"The Westminster woman, who is believed to be the
longest-serving 4-H volunteer in the country, was surprised recently to be
honored for 58 years of volunteer service.

"Fifty-eight years? thought Frock. Why 58?

"'Maybe they don't think I'm going to be here for 60
years,' she said with a smile."

Well, Frock made it to 60 years. As a matter of fact, make
that 74 years that she was a 4-H leader and volunteer fair judge.

That said, with Frock, it was not as much about the quantity
of years, but the quality.


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by Kevin Dayhoff


This is the time of the year when many citizens turn their
attention to the budget processes of Carroll County government and its eight
municipalities. No matter where you live in Carroll County, money matters.

Statewide, Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced that on
Monday, May 14, the General Assembly will get together for a couple of days to
raise taxes and enact more laws, rules and regulations. (For more on this read,
"Delegation says county stands to lose $1 million in special session,"
on ExploreCarroll.com.)... http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/opinion-talk/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0513-20120509,0,1799107.story


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By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com
April 30, 2012


When spring rolls around, many of us have home improvement
projects to tackle. But few of those result in community-wide interest or
historical significance. (Unless, that is, you count the alligator-filled moat
I was thinking about installing.)

But on April 29, 1891, Dr. Jacob J. Weaver Jr. of Uniontown
began the construction of an indoor bathroom — and kept a detailed dairy of the
project to preserve for history.

Of course, having an indoor bathroom was a big deal in those
days.

"The idea of an indoor bathroom was almost unknown
until the early 20th century," according to historian Jay Graybeal, who
wrote about Weaver's bathroom construction diary a number of years ago for the
Historical Society of Carroll County.

Today, the historical society has Weaver's diary on file, in
case you'd like to consult his plans. His project was completed on June 2 at a
cost of $554. Your results may vary.

We should note that the First National Bank of Westminster
made sure Weaver was "flush" with cash — the bank loaned him $500 for
the project earlier in April.

On April 26, 1927, the City of Westminster was also looking
forward to a few improvements. It was on that date that the Maryland General Assembly approved
legislation to allow the city to borrow a total of $75,000 at a rate of
interest not to exceed 4 1/2 percent.

The legislation specifically noted "that the money
derived from the sale of said bonds shall be used and applied exclusively to
the paving and improving of the streets, curbs, and gutters of the town,
heretofore decided upon by the Mayor and Common Council of Westminster." … http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0429-20120430,0,6008258.story




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Eagle Archive: Calling all 'well-behaved players' for
baseball in Carroll County




You may have noticed that the Baltimore Orioles have gotten
off to a good start so far in the young 2012 season.

Hope springs eternal, and spring makes me eternally hopeful,
so it's only fitting to note that baseball was also on the minds of Carroll
County readers more than 110 years ago.

On this day in 1899, a local newspaper carried a news story
that the local "Westminster Base Ball Club" was looking for a few good
baseball players…

"The Westminster Base Ball Club ... desires to win the
championship and toward that end desires to have a team composed of good
players who will be able to play good base ball, and will take full advantage
of the five mile limit in order to obtain the players if they can not be gotten
in this city." …

What is that 'five-mile limit' all about? We may need to
call upon local historian and Carroll County baseball history expert Dan
Hartzler.


[…]

According to Mary Ann Ashcraft, an historian for the Historical
Society, "Baseball was a big draw in all parts of the county, and
competition between local teams often got very intense…"

[…]

In the April 22, 1899 article that appeared in the
now-defunct Democratic Advocate newspaper, it is interesting to review the set
of qualifications desired by the Westminster Base Ball Club.

“While no roughness or rowdyism on the team will be
permitted, the team will be no kid glove affair, to the detriment of good ball
playing, but every effort will be made to obtain a representative club of
conscientious, efficient, and well-behaved ball players…

“The team announced last week will be permanent only so far
as the members, so announced, are able to play good ball and play regularly.”

Where do I sign up? Put me in coach, I’m ready to play.

When he is not listening to Orioles baseball on WTTR, Kevin
Dayhoff may be reached at… http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0422-20120418,0,1682881.story

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Eagle Archives by Kevin Dayhoff




New Windsor history includes hogs, white elephants and
health-giving waters March 24, 2012 By Kevin Dayhoff, http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0325-20120324,0,7033929.story

Eagle Archive: Carroll County Pasta Growers Association
faced serious issues in spring 1917, April 1, 2012 by Kevin Dayhoff - http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/opinion-talk/ph-ce-eagle-archives-0401-20120328,0,7758279.story

Eagle Archive: Minding your manners, the community college,
and post office were in the news years ago April 8, 2012 By Kevin Dayhoff

Eagle
Archive: Measuring county's wealth in terms of cash, crops and heritage

Baltimore Sun By Kevin Dayhoff, April 14, 2012 http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/carroll/news/community/ph-ce-eagle-archive-0415-20120411,0,6968390.story
Around 1919, a local newspaper took issue with an article in a Baltimore paper
that had credited "Yolo County, Calif., with the record of any county in
the United States as being the wealthiest." April 15, 2012 http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2012/04/eagle-archive-by-kevin-dayhoff.html

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April 14, 2012 ...overlooked Carroll county." When he's
not bragging about how great it is to live and work in Carroll County…

Eagle
Archive: Carroll County Pasta Growers Association faced serious issues in
spring 1917
BY KEVIN DAYHOFF, April 1, 2012 ...When he's not celebrating
April Fool's Day with his rare "Westminster Imagination" pasta
bushes…

Eagle
Archive: Shopping for a silver anniversary present for TownMall
March 24,
2012 ...around from 1987. Happy birthday to TownMall. When he is not looking
for birthday cake in the food court, Kevin Dayhoff

Eagle
Archives: New Windsor history includes hogs, white elephants and health-giving
waters
March 24, 2012 ...to the Public Service Commission." When he is
not worrying about chasing hogs and white elephants out of town, Kevin Dayhoff
may be reached at BY KEVIN DAYHOFF

Eagle
Archive: In 1879, it didn't take much to get run out of Westminster
March
17, 2012 ...Crapster fined Green $2 and $8 costs, and the State's attorney gave
Hines fifteen minutes to leave the city." Kevin Dayhoff is
on his best behavior so he is not run out of town. He may be reached at … BY
KEVIN DAYHOFF, …

In
1885, Westminster did a little Orioles bird hunting on the diamond
February
25, 2012 ...team by a score of 9 to 7." When he's not trying out as a
walk-on candidate for Orioles' spring training, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at
… BY KEVIN DAYHOFF
McDaniel's
new Gill Stadium will take its place in college's athletic history
February
9, 2012 ...ball ... providing for both men and women." When is not walking
in circles on the track at McDaniel College, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at …
BY KEVIN DAYHOFF …
February 4, 2012 ...They are desperate men and declared that
they would not be taken alive." When he not hiding under the
sofa, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at BY KEVIN DAYHOFF
Eagle
Archive: High school basketball has always been a great remedy for cabin fever

January 29, 2012 ...schoolroom in which basketball was conducted." When is
he not bouncing a basketball around in the living room, Kevin Dayhoff may be
reached at … BY KEVIN DAYHOFF …
Eagle
Archive: Murder and mayhem led to Carroll's last public hanging in 1916

February 15, 2012 ...had assembled as early as the night before to witness the
hanging. When he's not stooped over pouring
milk, Kevin Dayhoff may be reached at … BY KEVIN DAYHOFF …



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