50 Years Ago (week of Feb. 8-14, 1942):
* The body of a Baltimorewoman was found in a ravine along Route 40 (now Frederick Road) by apedestrian on Monday of this week. The woman had been reported missing by her husband the previous Sunday, after she had failed to meet him Friday midnight at a tavern as planned. Medical examiners concluded that the woman had been lying where she was found since the previous Friday or Saturday night, and that she had died of exposure.
* Howard County physicians announced a fee increase this week that would affect both office and home visits. In addition, a flat rate was set for house calls made between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.A spokesman for the physicians' group stated that the increase was made necessary by rising costs for medical supplies and transportation.
25 Years Ago (week of Feb. 5-11, 1967):
* Giant Food signed the first village center lease in Columbia's Village of Wilde Lake this week. The village center, Columbia's first, was scheduled to be completed by summer.
* A county police officer on a routine patrol atWaterloo Middle School at 2:15 a.m. Friday morning discovered footprints in the snow leading to a broken window. After calling for assistance, the officer conducted a search of the school, accompanied by a detective, another police officer, and Charles L. Jones, the school'sprincipal. They discovered a 46-year-old Baltimore man hiding in a closet in the principal's office. The suspect was arrested, charged with breaking and entering, and placed in the county jail to await trial.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.