25 Years Ago (Week of June 2-8, 1968):* The construction...


June 13, 1993|By Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 Years Ago (Week of June 2-8, 1968):

* The construction industry educational program offered jobs "immediately upon graduation" from high school in a carpentry apprenticeship program. Starting pay was $2.90 per hour. Health insurance and paid vacations were provided. Raises were given every six months. Workers successfully completing the apprenticeship program would then go on to work as journeymen for $5.15 per hour.

50 Years Ago (week of June 6-12, 1943):

* The Citizens War Service Committee of the First District announced the opening of a home canning center at Elkridge High School. A County Home Demonstration Agent would oversee the operation of the center. Emphasis was being placed on home canning to conserve steel for the war effort.

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