50 Years Ago (week of September 20-26, 1942):* The police...


September 23, 1992|By Diane Mullaly

50 Years Ago (week of September 20-26, 1942):

* The police department announced that all cars parked on Main Street in Ellicott City after midnight on Saturday nights would be towed. This action was necessary to enable street cleaners to do their jobs.

* A 16-year-old boy who broke out of the Ellicott City jail this week was found three days later sleeping next to a car he had allegedly stolen in Laurel. The youth had been incarcerated to await trial on a breaking and entering charge. During the three days which elapsed between his escape and his apprehension, the boy had not been idle. His subsequent arrest found him additionally charged with auto larceny, robbing a U.S. Mail box, burglary, and larceny.

25 Years Ago (week of September 17-23, 1967):

* Board of Education Superintendent John E. Yingling signed a restriction-free deed for the first public school site in Columbia. This agreement replaced an earlier one, rejected by the board, which had contained various restrictions which would have limited control of the Columbia school facilities by the Board of Education, and given more control to Columbia. The site would be the home of Bryant Woods Elementary School.

* A Hanover family registered a complaint with the Board of County Commissioners regarding the construction of a county road between Washington Boulevard and Hanover Road. The family complained that the road construction had altered the topography of the area, causing muddy storm runoff water to foul a spring that was their source of water.

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

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