50 Years Ago (week of March 22-28, 1942):
* The Sporting Dog Association held its annual three-day field trial this week at Philip Carroll's Benedict Farm. The triple event included an Open Puppy Stake, an Open All-Age Stake, and an Open Gun Dog Stake. The feature winner was Clyde's Trumpet, a pointer owned by Roland S. Maxwell.
* A 27-year-old Long Corner man was released on $2,500 bond this week to await the action of a federal grand jury. He had been chargedwith failing to report for a physical examination under the U.S. Selective Services Act. The man testified at a hearing that he had sought to be classified as a conscientious objector, but that none of the agencies considering his request (ranging from his local draft board to President Roosevelt) felt his stand to be justifiable. The man's family was supportive of his position.
25 Years Ago (week of March 19-25, 1967):
* Worthington Quarters, an historic Howard County home also known as White Hall, was vandalized this week. The building, owned by Community Research and Development Corp., had recently been repaired from the effects of a similar act of vandalism several months earlier. In this week's incident, every window in the building was broken, holes were kicked in walls, and a large mirror was shattered.On the grounds of Worthington Quarters are the graves of members of the Worthington and Dorsey families dating to the 1820s. The grave ofHans Kindler, founder of the National Symphony Orchestra, is also onthe property.
* The Ellicott City Jaycees asked Howard County residents to volunteer as summertime hosts for inner-city children as part of the Jaycees' "Operation Fresh Air." Families who previously hadparticipated in the two-week program were enthusiastic about doing so again, saying that their own children had gained a great deal from the experience.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.