50 Years Ago (week of April 26-May 2, 1942):
* Herbert Hall of Hall's Garage in Clarksville announced the addition of blacksmith and wheelwright services to his garage. Hall said that he was responding to an increased public demand for these services.
* James Clark of Ellicott City was nominated for the office of president of the Maryland State Bar Association. Clark would be the first Howard County lawyer to hold the position. He had previously served as a vice president of the association, representing the 5th Judicial Circuit.
25 Years Ago (week of April 23-29, 1967):
* Howard County police were called to the Green Hill area of Mink Hollow Road in Highland to break up a field party. Area residents had reported anunusual amount of traffic going into and out of a wooded area. Fourteen teen-agers from the Burtonsville, Olney and Silver Spring areas were arrested and released to their parents. A large quantity of beer and liquor was confiscated at the scene.
* An armed robbery took place at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Frederick Road in Ellicott City this week. Two men wearing stocking masks entered the store and held the manager at gunpoint. The manager was told to hand over the day's cash receipts. Approximately $100 was in the cash register at the time.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.