50 Years Ago (week of Oct. 19-25, 1941):* It was announced...


October 23, 1991|By Diane Mullaly

50 Years Ago (week of Oct. 19-25, 1941):

* It was announced this week that the Red Cross Sewing Room would be changing its location inEllicott City from Main Street, across from Court Avenue, to the topfloor of the Commercial and Farmers Bank.

The sewing room was open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. All of the women of the community were invited to attend and assist in the wartimerelief sewing effort.

* Miss Urith Routson, history instructor atEllicott City High School, organized an adult-education class in "democratic living" to be conducted Wednesday evenings at the high school.

According to the course prospectus, the purpose of the class was to make each person "aware of his capacities and responsibilities in coming to grips with the problems of daily human living." The classwas open to all adults in the community.

25 Years Ago (week of Oct. 16-22, 1966):

* County commissioners denied this week an application made by Turf Valley Associates to rezone approximately 189 acres of land surrounding the Turf Valley Country Club on U.S. 40. The proposal was to have 149 acres of garden apartments and a 40-acre shopping center built in a "planned community"-type development.

The petitioners said that building the community around Turf Valley's existing golf course would provide the community with open space. The commissioners, however, maintained that the golf course could not be construed as open space within the context of the term as defined in New Town District Zoning regulations.

Attorneys for Turf Valley Associates stated that their clients would appeal the decision.

* Seven Howard County trailer park operators were served this week with warrants charging them with failure to connect their facilities to public sewers made available to them.

The Health Department took the action in accordance with a law stating that a property owner can be compelled to connect with public sewers (where available) if, in the opinion of the Health Department, the existing situation threatens the health of the community.


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

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