25 years ago (week of March 28-April 3, 1971):A suit was...


March 31, 1996|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago (week of March 28-April 3, 1971):

A suit was filed in Howard County Circuit Court to declare unconstitutional the recent ban on non-returnable beverage containers. The plaintiffs in the suit were: the Maryland Soft Drink Association, Allegheny Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., Royal Crown Bottling Co. of Baltimore, Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Annapolis and the Rock Creek Ginger Ale Co., Inc. The suit claimed that the ban "arbitrarily and unfairly discriminate[d] against the plaintiffs and their products."

Two Glenelg High School students and one graduate of the school were arrested in connection with a recent bomb explosion at the school. The three suspects were charged as juveniles and released in the custody of their parents.

50 years ago (week of March 24-30, 1946):

Miss Mary R. Gaither was awarded a certificate of appreciation for five years of service with the Howard County Selective Service.

Howard County 4-H Club members had the largest number of exhibits at the Baltimore Livestock Show. Twenty-five boys and girls showed 91 hogs. The 20,045 pounds of hog fetched an average price of 16.9 cents per pound.

Pub Date: 3/31/96

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