Thursday, April 19, 2012
Minding your manners, the community college, post office and fire co were in the news years ago By Kevin Dayhoff, 8Apr2012
Eagle Archive: Minding your manners, the community college, post office and fire company were in the news years ago
By Kevin Dayhoff, April 8, 2012 Labels: Dayhoff Media Explore Carroll, History, History 1940s, History 1940s Carroll Co, History Westminster 1940s
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Shopping in downtown Westminster, the Carroll Community College, the Westminster Post Office, and the Westminster Volunteer fire Company were in the news years ago in April in Carroll County.
All too often, folks fail to remember how much planning, fundraising, and hard work was involved to establish many of the local services and institutions in our community that are now simply taken for granted.
The importance of courtesy in retail marketing in the downtown Westminster shopping are was the focus of a “Courtesy Night” meeting “held Monday evening by members of the Retail Merchants Association when they entertained about 250 employees in the Westminster Methodist church,” according to an April 1, 1949 newspaper article.
Today, when customer service seems more like an empty advertising slogan, courtesy in retail shopping should go without saying. Moreover, I have always felt that being the best is not good enough, you have to be nice.
In the spring of 1949, the Courtesy Night “affair was held in the lecture room of the church with the program chairman John R. Byers in charge,” reported the now-defunct Democratic Advocate.
“Greetings were extended by President A. Willis Wampler, Jr., He told the group that the purpose of the meeting was for the employees to become better acquainted and more community-minded relative to retail merchandising.
“Progress in the past 25 years and the use of automobiles have changed trends in retailing, he said. Westminster, the county seat, is centrally located, has large free parking space and well-stocked stores with comparable merchandise and prices, making it a convenient shopping center for a wide area, he declared.”
And speaking of learning to adjust with the changing trends, on April 11, 1974, “the proposed Carroll County Community College was a subject for discussion… at a recent meeting of the Carroll County Adult Education Advisory Committee…”
The article in the no-longer-in-print Community Reporter said, “Consensus was that this committee strongly endorse the Community College concept and the need for this service for adults in Carroll County.
“Of concern was the fact that Carroll County, having the necessary population to support such a college, is the last eligible sub-division to receive the services. Other community colleges now receiving State support are actually receiving partial payment from Carroll County through taxes paid to the State.”
According to the Historical Society of Carroll County; in 1899 “Carroll County was selected by the U. S. Post Office Department as the first county to receive full Rural Free Delivery. Edwin W. Shriver was the leading proponent of countywide service… He initiated an experimental delivery on Easter Monday 1899 and full service was inaugurated on December 20th.”
It was on April 8, 1899 that the Democratic Advocate reported, “The ‘Postoffice on Wheels,’ as the United States Mail Postal Wagon is commonly called, made its first trip last Monday and is making daily trips over the thirty miles of its route.
“The wagon has excited considerable interest in this city, and there were quite a number of persons present to see the start last Monday. The start had been announced for 7 o'clock, but it got off some twenty minutes earlier, and some persons were disappointed in seeing the start that will probably revolutionize the rural mail service of the whole country.”
When he is not enjoying an event at the Carroll Community College, Kevin Dayhoff can be depended-on to be courteous and nice at kevindayhoff (at) gmail.com
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