50 Years Ago (week of July 27 to Aug. 2, 1941):
* The Public Service Commission announced this week that there would be a reduction intelephone service rates for subscribers who make frequent calls fromEllicott City to Baltimore City and Catonsville. There would be an average rate reduction of 20 percent on calls to these areas.
* Miss Betty Dorsey, 17, of Sykesville, was crowned Miss Howard County at the Farm Bureau picnic and received a cash prize of $15. Contestants, dressed in street clothes for the judging, had to be between the ages of 16 and 21 and live on a farm in order to participate inthe contest.