50 Years Ago (week Of Oct. 12-18, 1941):


October 16, 1991|By Diane Mullaly

* Howard County residents Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bruce and Mr. and Mrs.Edwin Warfield attended a reception in Baltimore for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Like many Howard countians, the duchess was a descendant of Alexander Warfield, Col. Edward Dorsey and Matthew Howard, early settlers in the area that later became Howard County. The duchess' mother, the former Alice Montague, had been educated at the Patapsco Female Institute.

* The Ellicott City Kiwanis Club won first place in its division for attendance at meetings, at Saturday's annual Kiwanis convention in Washington, D.C. The club, which averaged 93.6 percent attendance for the year, had been involved in an attendance contest with the Annapolis Kiwanis Club.

25 YEARS AGO (WEEK OF OCT. 9-15, 1966):

* The sons of two Howard County families were awarded Bronze Starmedals this week for meritorious service in Vietnam. SP/4 Charles B.Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Millard W. Moore of Highland, received the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for "devotion to duty and personal bravery." Army Lt. Col. William E. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. EmoryDavis of Waterloo Road, Ellicott City, was awarded a Bronze Star andan Air Medal for meritorious service as a battalion commander.

* A squirrel hunter found more than he bargained for this week while hunting on the Van Lieshout farm east of Route 29 on Owen Brown Road. The hunter discovered an orange, suitcase-shaped object in a wooded area and notified state police. The object turned out to be a classified U.S. Navy cargo pod that had been dropped accidentally from a Navy plane en route to Friendship Airport from Norfolk, Va., on Aug. 5. Navy officials were contacted immediately, and representatives from theNaval Reserve Training Center arrived to retrieve the pod that evening. About 100 Marines had been searching for the pod since its disappearance.

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

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