50 Years Ago (week Of Oct. 5-11, 1941):


October 09, 1991|By Diane Mullaly

* A petition was circulated this week in Howard, Baltimore, and Prince George's counties to solicit federal aid for the improvement of Washington Boulevard, which was considered a major defense road. The originators of the petition, the Washington-Baltimore Boulevard Improvement Association, hoped to collect signatures from 1,500 taxpayers. The petition would then be forwarded to Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor, the State Roads Commission and Maryland's representatives in the House andSenate.

* The Young Men's Republican Club of Howard County held its fifth annual dinner-dance this week at Marino's Restaurant on Frederick Pike. The guest speaker at the event was Representative Albert L. Vreeland, a member of the House Judiciary Committee. The New Jersey Republican spoke on the necessity for vigilance in monitoring domestic spending policies.

25 YEARS AGO (WEEK OF OCT. 2-8, 1966):

* The Savage Volunteer Fire Department was still $6,000 short of its fund-raising goal of $8,000 to replace the older of its two operating ambulances, a 1956 model vehicle. The fund drive was scheduled to end in November.

* The Howard County Police Department began this week to investigate suspected dog poisonings in the Allview area. The Animal Welfare Society did not have the authority to conduct such an investigation on its own.

Between nine and 13 dogs had died of apparent poisoning already that year. Parents were cautioned to instruct their children not to touch or consume any food they found outdoors.

Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

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