APPLYING FOR WORK AT 50 CENTS
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).