'Radio class' held at Ellicott City Jr. High School [History Matters]

November 1965

Amateurs on the airwaves


"Radio Class Held: Eight women and eighteen men are attending Radio Communication class being held at Ellicott City Junior High School under the direction of Donald S. Bain, Radio Officer for RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service) and Major Edward Thomas Dreyer.

"The Howard County operational survival program is based on community disaster preparedness planning and in the event of flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, and civil emergency, or enemy attack, communications are vital."

"There are still amateur radio groups in the county working under ARES-RACES. In Columbia there's CARA, Columbia Amateur Radio Association, which holds regular meetings and prepares members to be of assistance in communications in emergency situations. There's also a HAM-amateur radio station at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum which the public can visit. Station K3NEM/W36R can communicate across the globe by Morse, voice, digital and via television."

From the Times "News from Hollywood" column:  "Acting Trick: Hollywood — Natalie Wood had to take a dip in the Pacific ocean when the air temperature was a cool 58 degrees for a scene in Warner Bros.' 'Inside Daisy Clover.' Miss Wood did it The Method Way. 'I was thinking warm,' grinned the actress, 'even though my skin was blue from cold.'

"Bearded Youth Were Artists in 1830's: Hollywood — all that's bearded isn't necessarily talent today when youth, gone Bohemian, is pursuing non-conformity slavishly. Back in the 1830s in Paris, however, 'la vie de Boheme' had meaning. The life of a Bohemnian then had substance, if not sustenance, in the Latin Quarter.

"It was the serious student, the youth who literally starved in his garret while struggling to develop his artistic talent, that Giacomo Puccini celebrated in his immortal 'La Boheme.' A Warner Bros production of the opera as it was presented recently at the La Scala in Milan will screen shortly  in Technicolor.

November 1924

Constable killed


"Elkridge Constable's Injuries Prove Fatal

"Constable Charles Weber, of Elkridge, died on Sunday morning from injuries received when he was thrown off the running board of an automobile on the River Road near Halethorpe.

"Last Friday night, attempting to question the occupants of a car parked along the road, he mounted the running board. The driver started the machine suddenly, Weber lost his hold and was thrown over a 10-foot embankment after being dragged some distance. He was taken to St. Agnes Hospital where it was found his skull was fractured and his spine broken. The accused man, it is reported, denies any connection with the affair and states the car was not taken out of the garage on Friday night.

"The deceased is a brother-in-law of William Moore, who lives in the West End of Ellicott City." "Coolidge Sweeps East And West; His Electoral Vote May Reach 350 — Popular Plurality Is Not Certain; Davis Gets Solid South; La Follette Certain Only of Wisconsin, His Vote Disappointing Backers

"Washington — Calvin Coolidge has been elected to succeed himself as president of the United States in a landslide which swept the East, the Middle West, and a large part of the Far West, and which has increased his party's vote in both the House and Senate. His electoral vote may reach 350, the latest returns indicated that he could carry Nebraska, Nevada and might even carry Missouri."

November 1890


Legacy of cash

"Orphans Court: The first administrative accounting disbursements to the amount of $2,816.05 was passed in the estate of J.T.R.R. Carroll, deceased.

"The first and final administration amount, showing disbursements to amount of $3,924.29, was passed in the estate of Sarah E. Cole, deceased.

"An inventory of personal property amounting to $655.50 was passed in the estate of Edward F. Snyder, deceased. An inventory of real estate amounting to $9,000 was also passed."