50 Years Ago (week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 1942):* Fire chief...


September 02, 1992|By DIANE MULLALY

50 Years Ago (week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 1942):

* Fire chief B. H. Shipley requested that Ellicott City residents not throw bottles, cans, glass and other debris into area streams. The department depended on the streams for water to fight fires and needed them to be kept clear. Firefighters often had to stand in streams to build dams, and any broken glass could pose a safety hazard.

* Howard County kicked off a scrap metal drive this week in response to a U.S. government appeal for scrap metal. Such items as chandeliers, clothes washers, vacuum cleaners, boilers, radiators and cookware were collected.

25 Years Ago (week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2, 1967):

* Carl Myer, owner of Dorsey Speedway, met with the Board of County Commissioners and the R. Alan Phelps family, whose home was on Dorsey Road directly opposite the entrance to the speedway. The purpose was to discuss ways to reduce noise produced by the speedway on Friday and Saturday nights.

Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

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