The Sykesville Herald on Substantial Ground

February 7, 1918

Taken Over By Incorporated Stock Company of Sykesville Business Men

Major Albert M. Hall To Remain At the Helm

Will Uphold the Old Policy and Follow the Old Flag and Become a Permanent Institution in Carroll County –

Officers and Stockholders of the New Comapny — They Stand for Enterprise, Progress, and Substantiality — An Epoch in Herald History

The new management of The Sykesville Herald will be known as The Herald Company, Incorporated. Its stockholders are the business men of Sykesville. The stock as been paid in and the plant taken over. The incorporation papers are now in course of preparation.

At a meeting of the stockholders held at the Sykesville National Bank on Saturday afternoon last, a Board of Directors was elected as follows: Albert M. Hall, Harry M. Phelps, John Harris, William Melville, and Dr. J. Fred Waesche.

At a later meeting of the Directors the following officers were chosen:

President and Manager — Albert M. Hall
Vice President — William Melville
Secretary and Treasurer — Dr. J. Fred Waesche

The stockholders of the Company include Senator Wade H. D. Warfield, Harry M. Phelps, Harry R. DeVries, James B. George, Robert L. Swain, Dr. J. Fred Waesche, William Melville, William Chipley, Eugene Berry and Albert M. Hall.

Mr. David W. Dean, former owner and manager of The Herald , as announced last week, retires to give his time to other affairs.

Albert M. Hall, in addition to his duties as President of the Company, will manage the enterprise and edit the paper.

The foregoing formal announcement marks an epoch in the history of The Sykesville Herald. It means that The Herald will be placed on a good financial basis and that is has become a fixed and permanent institution. Major Hall’s retention at its head means that there will be no lowering of its high standard, but that it will continue to uphold the old policy and follow the old flag.

It means that The Herald will become a better paper than ever because it will have ample resources and this will be good news to its loyal and wide Family of readers.

The organization of the Company at this time, when all newspapers, large and small, are meeting unusual problems involving high cost of stock and material and difficulties of transportation is notice to the world that the enterprising business men of Sykesville not only have every confidence in The Herald, but in the future of Sykesville. It is a fine example of the courage and enterprise which is so characteristic of our business community.

The Herald Company will be prepared in future to fill all orders for commercial printing promptly. It solicits a share of the work of surrounding communities and it promises that all work entrusted to it will be skillfully and neatly done, as well and as cheaply executed as by any of the large shops in Baltimore or elsewhere. Estimates will be promptly made at any time.

William S. Church will remain at the head of the mechanical department, which means high class work at all times.

The new Company desires not only to largely increase the circle of Herald readers, but to draw The Herald Family closer together, that we may all work to a common end — the uplifting of the various communities served by the paper and the promotion of all movements for the moral betterment.

Look today’s paper over carefully. It is a worthy example of what an up-to-date country paper should be. There are improvements in contemplation that will make it still better. Let the orders for job work come along. And who will be the first member of The Family to send in a new subscriber?

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