50 Years Ago (week of June 15-21, 1941): This week marked the organization of the first Howard County Bar Association. At the organizational meeting of local lawyers, James Clark of Ellicott City was elected as the group's first president. The purpose of the association, as stated by its constitution, was: "To advance the science of jurisprudence, to promote reform in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice, to uphold the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession, to encourage legal education and to cultivate a spirit of cordiality and brotherhood among the members of the bar."
* The Woman's Club of Jessup elected Mrs. Edward Steigler to a two-year term as president this week at a meeting held at the home ofMrs. Luther Westerman. Other officers elected included first and second vice president, recording and correspondence secretaries, and a treasurer.
* 25 Years Ago (week of June 12-18, 1966): A storm that weather officials referred to as a "normal summer thunderstorm" wreaked havoc in the county this week. Some of the effects of the storm: Heavy rains and gale-force winds over a two-hour period knocked down trees and utility wires; a disabled transformer resulted in loss of power to the police station; and several Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. substations were disabled by high winds and tree limbs. In addition, flooded roads and hanging live wires presented hazards to motorists.
* Pamela Theil of Highland was crowned Miss Howard County Saturday night at Howard High School.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.