50 Years Ago (week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, 1941):
* Emory MethodistChurch celebrated the 104th anniversary of its founding. The Rev. Fred G. Holloway, president of Western Maryland College, was guest speaker at a special anniversary service.
* To alleviate chronic parking problems in downtown Ellicott City, the Ellicott Theatre parking lot, located on Columbia Pike, was made available for public use by Isaac Taylor, the lot's owner. Employees of local businesses were encouraged to park on the lot, but it was requested that they leave the front portion of the lot open for the use of customers.
25 Years Ago (week of Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 1966):
* A group of concerned county citizens met with federal narcotics agents and Howard County police officials to discuss the use of illicit drugs by county teen-agers. The most common substances being abusedwere model airplane glue, barbiturates and amphetamines. Lt. MichaelKradz said, "If our youth continues along the present path of drug use, the Communists won't need a war to conquer this country. They need only wait 10 years and walk in with pills and glue and we will be at their mercy."
* Carol Barrow, a senior at Glenelg High School, was crowned Maryland's 1966 Junior Miss. Miss Barrow was chosen from 17 representatives of Maryland counties. She would go on to represent Maryland in the American Junior Miss Pageant in Mobile, Ala., in March 1967.