50 Years Ago (week of Sept. 21-27, 1941):
* The Public Service Commission denied the B&O Railroad permission to discontinue seven passenger trains.
The commission stated that the trains on the No. 47 and No. 48 lines were the only remaining passenger trains serving Ellicott City and were the only forms of public transportation available to many people.
* Edgar W. Zepp of Clarksville lost livestock, farm buildings and an entire hay crop in a fire this week, despite the efforts of the Ellicott City and Sandy Spring fire companies and Zepp's neighbors.The fire was thought to have been the result of spontaneous combustion in Zepp's hay barracks. Damage was estimated at over $8,000.