November 14, 1990|By Diane Mullaly


HOUR 50 YEARS AGO (WEEK OF NOV. 10-NOV. 16, 1940):

* The U.S. Civil Service Commission announced that an open competitive examination to fill two available positions would be offered at the Ellicott City post office. The two positions were fireman-laborer and charman. Salary for the fireman-laborer position was to be $1,260 per year.

The charman would receive 50 cents for each hour of actual service.

* It was announced that the rabbit and bird hunting season would open this week on Nov. 15 and continue until Dec. 31. Bag limits were as follows: 12 doves, six rabbits, two pheasants or grouse (not to exceed six per season), and one wild turkey (not to exceed four per season).

25 YEARS AGO (WEEK OF NOV. 7-NOV. 13, 1965):

* Sue Ellen Ylvisaker of Glenelg High School was named Howard County's Junior Miss for 1965-1966 at last Saturday night's pageant. Contestants were judged on the following criteria: scholastic ability (15 percent); private judge's conference (35); talent (20); poise and appearance (15); and fitness (15). Ylvisaker would go on to represent Howard County at the Maryland Junior Miss pageant held in Reisterstown later that November.

* A $2.5 million capital improvement program for Howard County schools was presented to the Board of Education, with the recommendation of school superintendent John E. Yingling and a staff committee. Some of the proposals included in the budget were: furniture and equipment for the new Atholton High School ($300,000); site improvement, furniture, and equipment for a new junior high school on Route 97 ($1.2 million) and site acquisition and improvement for a community college and a vocational-technical center ($230,000).

Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's library.

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