25 years ago (week of Sept. 5-11, 1971):An amended version...


September 08, 1996|By Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

25 years ago (week of Sept. 5-11, 1971):

An amended version of the much-debated anti-loitering bill was passed, with some reservation, by the County Council. As amended, the bill made it unlawful to "idle, stand, remain, gather on any commercial premises without conducting any lawful business with the owner."

Police broke up several unruly gatherings on Main Street in Ellicott City. The incidents, which involved groups of black and white youths, had "racial overtones," according to police.

50 years ago (week of Sept. 1-7, 1946):

The Women's Civic Club sponsored an open meeting on zoning, which was held at the Ellicott City High School. The guest speaker was I. Alvin Pasarew, director of the Maryland State Planning Commission. Mr. Pasarew recommended the creation of a separate zoning commission, rather than giving the additional responsibility to the county commissioners.

Miss Mary Jane Rippeon of Cooksville was Howard County's representative in the Timonium Beauty Contest at the Timonium Fair. Each contestant was given a box of candy.

Pub Date: 9/08/96

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