25 Years Ago (week of March 17-23, 1968):* Roland E...


April 04, 1993

25 Years Ago (week of March 17-23, 1968):

* Roland E. Mullinix, who had been killed in an automobile accident on Christmas Day 1967, was awarded posthumously the 1968 Ford Farm Efficiency Award. Members of the Mullinix family were presented with a plaque at an informal dinner. Ford Motor Co. grants of $2,000 will be presented to local institutions in Mr. Mullinix' name.

50 Years Ago (week of March 21-27, 1943):

* The Ellicott City garbage truck caught fire when a brisk breeze caused hot ashes in the truck to flame up, igniting paper and and other debris. The fire department was called and quickly extinguished the flames. The truck sustained minor damage.

* Lowekamp Brothers canning factory in Jessup was destroyed during a major forest fire, which started along the B&O Railroad tracks between Elkridge and Dorsey.

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

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