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November 21, 1990|By Diane Mullaly

Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's library by contributing writer Diane Mullaly.

PNEUMONIA VACCINE AVAILABLE IN COUNTY

50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 17-Nov. 23, 1940):

* It was announced this week that a new pneumonia vaccine was available to Howard countians through their family physicians and the health department. The vaccine was administered by injection that, according to health officials, would produce few side effects. Two weeks after the injection, those vaccinated reported for a skin test that would determine whether immunity had been established.

* The Board of Directors of Commercial and Farmers Bank declared a dividend of 15 cents per share on capital stock for the last six months of 1940. This was the first dividend paid by the bank in its history. The bank also reported mailing out the 1940 Christmas Club checks this week.

25 YEARS AGO (WEEK OF NOV. 14-NOV. 20, 1965):

* Research scientists from the West Virginia Pulp and Paper (Westvaco) Co.'s Luke, Md.,facility moved this week to their $1.5 million facility on Johns Hopkins Road. The new research center housed laboratories dedicated to exploring new concepts in paper-making and paper-coating methods. The research aimed at improving the quality of paper products and improve paper-coating methods so as to improve the paper's "printability".

* Nineteen-year-old Eugene William Iager, already managing one-third of his family's 250-acre farm in Fulton, was named Maryland's delegate for Dairy Work to Chicago's National 4-H Club Congress. Iager, who began raising dairy animals at age 8, also held the title of that year's Star Farmer among Future Farmer of America members from eight states. Eugene said his goal was to "raise and develop one of the best herds of purebred Holstein cattle."

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