50 Years Ago (week of April 12-18, 1942):
* The Emory Methodist Church added a new twist to its Sunday service this week by incorporating the burning of the church's mortgage into the regular service. The public was invited to attend.
* Patapsco National Bank announced this week that its assets exceeded $2 million. This was the highest figure ever recorded by a Howard County bank. (The Patapsco National Bank was on Main Street in Ellicott City in the building that now houses the Bankers Galleria.)
25 Years Ago (week of April 9-15, 1967):
* The board of Emory Methodist Church voted this week not to allow a public day care center to be housed in the church's educational building, as had been planned. Church officials decided that the day care center would interfere with other programs and plans requiring use of the building.
* ManuelLevine joined the Rouse Co. this week as manager of the new Merriweather Post Pavilion of Music in Columbia. Levine was to coordinate theNational Symphony's summer concerts at the pavilion and arrange for musical and theatrical events there. His duties also included the promotion of cultural events for Slayton House in the Village of Wilde Lake.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard CountyHistorical Society's Library.