50 Years Ago (week of April 19-25, 1942):
* In response to Gov. Herbert R. O'Conor's call for the organization of the Minute Men of Maryland, Augusta Kossman of the Harwood Park area of Elkridge formed the Women's Rifle Club of Harwood Park. All area women who owned guns were invited to join. Kossman wanted to organize an auxiliary unit of"Minute Women" in the event that an emergency arose during the day while the men were away at work. Kossman was an expert shot and had a shooting range in her basement where the women could practice.
* The Howard County Public Library requested that any county residents with Howard County-related photographs of historic interest donate the photos to the library. If enough photographs of people, places and events were received, the library planned to set up displays inEllicott City and other parts of the county.