25 Years Ago (Week of June 9-15, 1968):* Nathaniel J...


June 20, 1993

25 Years Ago (Week of June 9-15, 1968):

* Nathaniel J. Gibson was named principal of Waterloo Middle School. Mr. Gibson would be the first black principal appointed in the county since the desegregation of the public schools.

50 Years Ago (week of June 13-19, 1943):

* Penalties were levied against a number of county residents for violation of wartime rationing restrictions. Several drivers were fined (in rationing coupons) for driving at excessive speeds and thereby making unwise use of rationed gasoline and tires.

* In response to numerous complaints, county tavern owners were warned by Magistrate Lewis M. Leimbach against selling alcoholic beverages to minors. Owners were cautioned to be certain of a person's age before selling alcohol to him or her.

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

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