25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 24-30, 1967):* It was announced...


January 03, 1993

25 Years Ago (week of Dec. 24-30, 1967):

* It was announced that employees of the county's anti-poverty agency would receive a raise as of the first of the year. The increase would bring the employees' salaries into line with the new federal minimum wage of $1.60 per hour.

* The planning commission asked the Board of CountCommissioners to declare a moratorium on all county zoning decisions until June 1, 1968. The only decisions allowed in the interim would be for cases affecting parcels of land consisting of less than 1 acre. The reason for the decision was that planners, faced with an unprecedented rate of growth in the Ellicott City and Columbia areas, wanted time to come up with a revised plan to allow for coordinated growth.

el,.5l 50 Years Ago (week of Dec. 27, 1942 - Jan. 2, 1943):

* Mrs. Harry J. Schaeffer of Marriotsville was asked by the countExtension Service to speak on WBAL radio this week, on the program "The Woman of the Week." Mrs. Schaeffer was the retiring president of the Howard County Council of Homemakers, as well as treasurer of the State Council of Homemakers.

* Howard County housewives were urged to conserve steel fothe war effort by replacing one can of fruit or vegetables per week, for the next year, with fresh or home-packed produce. It was estimated that Howard County's 4,089 families could collectively save 49,886 pounds of steel in a year, which was enough to make 1,425 30-caliber machine guns.

Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

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