100 Years Ago

Track tunnel

From a Times front page article:

"ELKRIDGE GRADE CROSSING CASE ...

"The long-drawn-out controversy about the completion of the Baltimore Washington Boulevard through the village of Elkridge seems to be near a settlement as a result of a hearing held before the Public service commission last Monday, and it is claimed by some that this bothersome section will probably be completed by the end of the summer. The commission took the matter under advisement and it is expected that it will soon hand down an opinion and an order requiring the railroad company to build a tunnel under the tracks this plan having been advocated by a majority of the Elkridge folks who attended the meeting.

"Governor Goldsborough was present and listened attentively to the discussion. ... ."

Goldsborough was Maryland's 47th governor. He also served in the U.S. Senate along with Millard Tydings.

"Major Matthias Wooten Brown former resident of Howard county died May 23 at a depot in West Virginia while awaiting a train enroute to Johns Hopkins whence he was being conveyed for the purpose of an operation. Major Brown for some time had been a resident of Thornton W. Va. but for a few weeks had been in the hospital at Elkins, W.Va. being very ill ...

"Major Brown is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank L. Mohler, of Catonsville, Mrs. William D. Donovan. of Woodstock and one brother, Mr. John R. Brown of New York. Major Brown was a brother of the late 'Brownie' Brown who at one time was editor of The Ellicott City Times."

75 Years Ago

Sylvan Sunday

"Mr. and Mrs. James Hargett and family, of Baltimore, visited Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Hall, Sylvan Lane, on Sunday evening.

"Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yates, Mrs. William Hood, Mrs. Irvin Gladding and Messrs. Billy Hood and Clarence Yates motored to Winchester, Va. on Sunday stopping off for a short visit with Mrs. Yates' sister Mrs. William Lewis, at Purcellville, Va."

50 Years Ago

Fair prep

"Lankford Named To Worlds Fair Commission: Representative Richard E. Lankford has been named to the Maryland Commission for the 1964-5 New York World's Fair.

"In appointing the Maryland Congressman, Gov. J. Millard Tawes said 'I am fully confident that your membership on the Commission will add immeasurable to its effectiveness in the planning construction and operation of our Maryland pavilion.' "

The admission price for the World's Fair was $2.

"Social notes:

"A Glenelg June graduate, Lillian June Olaguez, was granted a scholarship awarded by the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers for the school year beginning September, 1963. Maryland Congress scholarship aid is made possible through life memberships awarded to individuals for outstanding PTA service. eight life memberships were presented by local units in Howard County last year and three this year.

"St. Augustine's will sponsor their annual Chicken Dinner and Bazaar on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23. The dinner will be served on both days and there will be many attractions for all ages.

"Joseph Slavotinek, who has been a patient at the University Hospital for the past two weeks, is now convalescing at home. His many friends are looking forward to his recovery to good health.

"Mr. and Mrs. John Lilly of Harwood proudly announce the arrival of their second child, John Stewart, Jr. was born May 23 at bon Secour Hospital and weighted seven pounds and on half ounce. Mrs. Lilly is the former Mary Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith of Main Street, Elkridge."