50 Years Ago (week of Jan. 25-31, 1942):
* Plans were made this week for a shuttle bus service to transport employees of the C. R. Daniels Manufacturing Co. to and from the mill. Employment had been increasing steadily since C. R. Daniels purchased the mill town of Alberton in 1940. The mill, with a work force of about 500, was operating three shifts 24 hours a day, and was advertising for still more employees. One of the proposed bus routes would serve employees in the Ellicott City area; another would serve the Woodlawn area.
* The Elkridge PTA took a trip to Annapolis this week. A group of61 students and parents toured the State House, the State Office Building and other points of interest. The group was greeted personally by Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor.
25 Years Ago (week of Jan. 22-28, 1967):
* An Atholton vs. Glenelg high school basketball game played atAtholton Friday night was marred by violence. About 20 boys were involved in a fistfight outside the school, and a 14-year-old was kickedrepeatedly in the head. In another incident the same evening, a group of boys in a car fired a gun at another group of boys while drivingpast them.
* Howard T. Estes, principal of West Friendship Elementary, announced this week that Mrs. Carolyn Ridgely, a special education teacher at West Friendship, would receive a certificate of merit from The Pointer, a national publication for teachers and parents of disabled children, in recognition of her work in the field of specialeducation.
Information for this column was culled from the HowardCounty Historical Society's Library.