January 10, 2019

Twin City News

December 24, 1947

James Temple Editor

(Chicago Man) Still Goes By Name Of  "Basil "

By Lewis Keith Cook

"A Chicago citizen is troubled about the town (Basil) name. He had promised his mother to hold a re-christening ceremony when the name was changed (to Balt...

December 12, 2018

(Writer's Note: Readers of the Baseball, Ohio Story undoubtedly discovered the date error that appeared in the very first sentence in the opening writer's note in Part 14 last week. Judge Earl D. Parker had set November-not September- 12, 1947, as the deadline for his...

November 28, 2018

Writer's note: Judge Earl Parker, on September 12, 1947 ruled the name assigned to the annexation of Basil to Baltimore would remain Baltimore though a majority of the two communities favored Baseball. The "Retain Baltimore" committee convinced the judge that the perce...

November 21, 2018

Writer's note: For newspaper coverage of Judge Earl Parker's much anticipated verdict on whether the merged "Twin Cities" of Baltimore and Basil would be named Baseball or Baltimore, the Lancaster Eagle Gazette provides the best coverage. (The Twin City News, for some...

November 14, 2018

Writer’s note: As the November 12, 1947, deadline date imposed by visiting Judge Earl Parker to announce his decision on the merger name for the former Twin Cities of Baltimore and Basil, anticipation rose to a fever pitch. In Part 12 we take a final look at how the co...

November 7, 2018

The Rural Community Weighs In 

Writer's note: While we await the November 12, 1947, deadline set by visiting Judge Earl Parker for his decision on what the merger name for the villages of Baltimore and Basil will legally be, we continue to review the contentiousness t...

October 31, 2018

Thursday, January 16, 1947

Twin City News

The Citizens' Committee: 

"We, the undersigned qualified voters of the Village of Baltimore, realizing that better cooperation will exist between the peoples of Baltimore and Basil, and that many advantages would be gained by the...

October 25, 2018

Writer's note: As we await Judge Parker's promised November 12 decision, we will continue to exam the famous merger name decision following the annexation of Basil to Baltimore. Will it be to retain the name Baltimore or will we become Baseball, Ohio? In Part 9 we will...

October 17, 2018

Writer's note: In Part 7, we learned that the decision as to whether the merger name of the annexation of Basil to Baltimore would be Baltimore or Baseball would not be known until November 12, 1947. Of course, both the "Citizens Committee To Retain Baltimore" and its...

October 10, 2018

Writer's note: At the close of Part 6, the last sentence of the Twin City News article from September 11, 1947, foretold that "the hearings have turned the national spotlight on our community as the wire services and radio prepare to circulate the decision offered by J...

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