50 Years Ago (week of March 29-April 4, 1942):
* Joseph Henry Vinyard pleaded guilty this week to a charge of bigamy. He was sentencedto 18 months in the state penitentiary. However, the record noted that this sentence was suspended, based on the defendant's "good behavior."
* Residents of Howard County were invited to attend bomb demonstrations sponsored by the U.S. Ordnance Department. Fire Chief B. H. Shipley was in charge of arranging the demonstrations, which were presented for groups of 30 to 35 people.
25 Years Ago (week of March 26-April 1, 1967):
* Forest Hill Swim Club and Font Hill Golf Courseboth sustained heavy damage from vandals this week. At the swim club, tennis court nets were uprooted and torn. At Font Hill, a tractor was taken from a shed and driven over the golf course, destroying greens and golf course equipment.
* The Congress of the Columbia Cooperative Ministry resolved this week to co-sponsor, with the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, a non-profit corporation that would develop low-income housing in the new city of Columbia. Their goal was to make home ownership possible for low-income families, rather than simplyconstructing rental housing.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.