25 Years Ago (Week of Jan. 7-13, 1968):* An Elkridge woman...


January 17, 1993

25 Years Ago (Week of Jan. 7-13, 1968):

* An Elkridge woman inadvertently provided an impromptu demonstration of childbirth to the Arbutus Volunteer Fire PTC Department. While on her way to Bon Secours Hospital, the woman realized she had run out of time, and asked the neighbor driving her to stop at the fire station. The volunteers were instructed by the fire chief in the art of delivering a baby (a 6-pound girl), then mother and baby were taken by ambulance to the hospital.

* County Commissioner Charles E. Miller was elected to the legislative committee of the Maryland Association of Counties. The organization was made up of county councilmen, commissioners and executives from around the state. The election took place during the association's annual two-day meeting in Towson.

50 Years Ago (Week of Jan. 10-16, 1943):

* Hearings were scheduled for suspected violators of rationing orders in Howard County. Cases to be heard included those of motorists who had allegedly violated the no-pleasure-driving order. If suspects were found guilty, a penalty would be imposed, which could include the revoking of ration books.

* The Patapsco National Bank elected officers and directors this week. Edward W. Talbott was elected president; Benjamin Mellor Jr. was elected vice president; and Elmer C. Cavey was chosen to be cashier. Charles Carroll Jr. was appointed as bank attorney to succeed James Clark, who had recently been sworn in as associate judge of the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

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

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