50 Years Ago (week of March 15-21, 1942):* The grand jury...


March 18, 1992|By Diane Mullaly

50 Years Ago (week of March 15-21, 1942):

* The grand jury for the March term of the Howard County Circuit Court completed its sessionin two days this week. Twelve indictments were handed down; among them were manslaughter, unlawful housebreaking, unlawful burning of an auto, conspiracy, larceny, non-support and carnal knowledge.

* The Young Men's Republican Club of Howard County Inc., held itsbiennial election of officers this week. Donald N. Brandenburg was unanimously re-elected president for the 1942-1943 term. Dr. M. N. Mastin and Kenneth H. Cook were elected first and second vice presidents, respectively.

25 Years Ago (week of March 12-18, 1967):

* A possible walkout by Howard County school custodians was being discussed this week. The custodians were asking for a raise in starting pay from $62.40 to $75 per week. The $62.40 was an increase of $2.40 from the previous year. This raise had been combined with the requirement that they pay for their own lunches, which in effect reduced the net increase to the equivalent of a 0.7 percent raise, compared to the 5.75 percent raise given to teachers.

* Approximately $10,000 worth of stamps were stolen from the Normandy Shopping Center branch of theEllicott City Post Office this week. Thieves apparently forced open the rear door of the post office and broke into a safe.

Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

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