25 Years Ago (Week of April 7-13, 1968):* Senator James...


April 18, 1993

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

* Senator James Clark addressed the regular monthly meeting of the Ellicott City chapter of the American Association of University Women at Howard High School.

The subject of his address was the proposed constitution for the state of Maryland.

* Lisbon United Methodist Church announced a program of discussion groups for parents and teen-agers, designed to minimize the "generation gap."

Topics were to include sex education, drug abuse and family relationships. The discussions were co-sponsored by the Lisbon Teen Center, the Howard County Department of Health and Planned Parenthood of Maryland.

50 Years Ago (Week of April 11-17, 1943):

* It was announced this week that the Howard County Public Library would be moved from its original location (a portable building on the grounds of Ellicott City Elementary School on College Avenue) to the Thomas E. Brian Building on Main Street, formerly occupied by Peddicord Sales.

* The proprietor of the Stockholm Inn, located on Washington Boulevard near Laurel, was arrested by state police and held on $500 bond pending a hearing before the Howard County grand jury.

The man was charged with selling whiskey on Sunday to soldiers stationed at Fort Meade.

(Week of April 18-24, 1943):

* A Howard County man was sentenced to three months in jail on a charge of drunken driving by Magistrate Lewis M. Leimbach. The man had been arrested at about 8:30 p.m. the previous Saturday on Ellicott City's Main Street after he barely avoided hitting several parked cars.

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

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