50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 2-8, 1941):* Centre Lodge No...


November 06, 1991|By Diane Mullay Information for this column was obtained | Diane Mullay Information for this column was obtained,from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 2-8, 1941):

* Centre Lodge No. 40 of the International Order of Odd Fellows sponsored a minstrel show this week. The show, featuring members of the men's club of Salem LutheranChurch in Catonsville, was held in the Ellicott City Elementary School.

* Mrs. Hubert Mitchell was host of the November meeting of the Rockland Homemakers Club this week. Officers were elected for the coming year. In addition, Mrs. Brohawn, the project demonstrator, explained how to make alterations on dress patterns.

25 Years Ago (week ofOct. 30-Nov. 5, 1966):

* Two Howard County police cars collided head on Friday evening while investigating reported hub-cap thieves inthe Kings Contrivance area. One of the police vehicles chased the suspects' car into a wooded lane near the parking lot of the King Contrivance Restaurant and was hit by the other police car as it entered the lane from the roadway. The suspects were not apprehended.

* TheHenryton State Hospital for the mentally retarded sponsored an open house this week to give the public an opportunity to observe hospitalstaff and volunteers working with the patients. The hospital's goal was to change the public's attitude toward the mentally retarded as well as to help patients achieve "occupational independence through learning."

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