50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 3-Nov. 9, 1940):
* In the presidential election held this week, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to a third term of office, carrying Howard County by a majority of 875 votes. A total of 7,284 people, -- 77.5% of registered county voters -- went to the polls Tuesday, making this year's turnout the largest percentage in the county's history for a presidential election.
* The Doughnut Corporation of America pledged to its 350 employees that any men drafted to military service would find their jobs waiting for them when they returned from the service. In addition, the company would provide $20 a month to each employee serving in the military, payable to the man's family until his return. (Note: the Doughnut Corporation of America is now the Wilkins-Rogers flour mill, where Washington flour and cake mixes are produced. A lot of residents still refer to the facility as "the Doughnut factory.") 25 Years Ago (week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 1965):