50 Years Ago (week of July 20-26, 1941):
* The 18th annual Ellicott City Volunteer Fire Department carnival opened this week. Opening night, July 25, featured a performance by WBAL-Radio's Bill Herson, who sang songs and conducted a quiz game. On Saturday, a parade formedat Rogers Avenue marched through downtown Ellicott City to the carnival grounds at Ellicott City Elementary School.
* A meeting was held this week at the county Court House in Ellicott City for the purpose of organizing a fund drive in Howard County for the United Service Organizations. Representatives of churches, homemakers clubs, service clubs and other county organizations were in attendance. The county's quota for contributions was set at $3,500.