50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 9 - Nov. 15, 1941):
* The Women's Civic Club reported at a meeting held this week that they would be sending a $50 check to the USO Fund. The money represented the proceeds of a recent fund-raising dance held by the organization.
* Dr. Walter L. Keister was elected president of the Ellicott City Kiwanis Club this week. His term will begin in January 1942. Dr. Keister, who will succeed the Rev. John Van der Horst as president, hadserved as the club's vice president during 1941. T. Hunt Mayfield Jr., was elected vice president for 1942.
25 Years Ago (week of Nov.6 - Nov. 12, 1966):
* Two Elkridge men were arrested Saturday night and charged with disturbing the peace at the county jail. Prisoners inside the jail complained to authorities that the men had been annoying them by shouting to them from outside the jail. The would-be "visitors" ended up spending the night inside the jail.
* Some unusual late returns came in this week from Tuesday's general election, asthe result of the attraction the write-in vote held for some county citizens. William S. Hanna had run for the House of Delegates as a write-in candidate. However, when all the results were tallied, it was discovered that he had also received one vote for governor, two votesfor judge of the Court of Appeals, two votes for attorney general, and four votes for county commissioner.
Information for this columnwas culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.