This week in history [History Matters]

Changes in Latitude

From the Glenelg social column: "Lee Day, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Day is spending 30 days furlough at the home of his parents, after returning from a tour of duty from Vietnam. After his furlough he will return to Fort Carlson, Colorado.


Mr. and Mrs. Warren Frye of Ellicott City and Mrs. Joseph Woodward have returned from their homes from a ten day trip to Miami, Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Stevens from Auburn, Alabama were guests this week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles White and sons.

Quite a few famous people attended Alabama's Auburn University, including Charles Barkley who left to join the NBA, and Jimmy Buffett, who attended for a while, but graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Accelerated Progress in Areas Of Col. Development

"The city of Columbia, which was three years old yesterday has made accelerated progress according to the Rouse Company in all areas of its development during the past year. Population and land sales have more than doubled.

The city now has a population of 8,500, and land that will provide homes for more than 25,000 additional residents has been sold to builders. More than 640,000 visitors have come to Columbia since the new city opened — 120,000 since January 1 of this year.

Business and industrial growth during the year included significant progress in the construction of General Electric's Appliance Park-East, announcement by I.T.T. Electro-Physics Laboratories and Mid-Atlantic Toyota that they plan to move to Columbia, and the opening of a spur of the B&O/C&O Railroad connecting Columbia with the main rail line. Penn Central also has access to Columbia via this connection ... .

Grading and surveying for Columbia Mall, the downtown retail core, started in May and construction began last week.

The Merriweather Post Pavilion of Music entered its fourth season with an additional 2,000 seats under cover. The expansion brings the number of patrons who can be accommodated for each performance to 10,000."

While over the years Merriweather has hosted many famous performers, it's Jimmy Buffett who's performed there most frequently, 42 times, a fact that should put a smile on any Parrothead.

Money man in Elkridge

"J. Millard Tawes Is Speaker At Elkridge High Commencement

Graduation week began at Elkridge High School Monday, June 10. Commencement exercises were held Tuesday night in the school auditorium with J. Millard Tawes, Comptroller of Maryland, as chief speaker. ...

Honors of the evening went to Carroll Crawford, who was awarded the scholarship medal. Thomas Bush and Delores Bush were given medals for citizenship. Honorable mention went to Jane Hahn, Mary Shipley, Betty Lee Casey and Maxine Barnes. The annual junior prom was held Wednesday in the auditorium."


Over the years Tawes held three positions in Maryland government: Treasurer, comptroller and governor."

Cordial invite

"The Sunday school of the Lutheran Church will hold their Children's Day exercises on Sunday morning, June 20, at 11 o'clock. The public is cordially invited; Mr. and Mrs. George Colston, of Alberton were weekend guests at the home of Mrs. Rhoda Evans; Mrs. Spaulding Davis spent Friday in Frederick and Monrovia."