Cornerstones laid for Ellicott City High School in 1924 [History Matters]

November 1965

Lions vanquish Gladiators


"Howard High Wins: by Ken Hubert, Howard High

"The Howard Lions roared to a 21-0 victory over the Glenelg Gladiators last Saturday before 2,800 fans in the Lions Den. The Gladiators entered the arena with glistening red cloaks and sharpened swords, yet when the dust settled, they limped from the field with broken swords and wounds from the Lions' claws that screamed triumphantly in the distance.


"The opening period saw two teams pitted against each other whose strength was equal. Both Howard and Glenelg played fine defensive football with neither team yielding much ground. Then with 53 seconds remaining, the Lions' Paul Peksa uncorked a 45-yard pass to Buddy Green for a score. Marshall Lyall ran over tackle for the extra point. The quarter ended with the score 7-0 on Howard's favor."

"Interracial Family Night:  'Come to our Interracial Family Night on Sunday December 12,' is the invitation extended to all Howard Countians by the Human Relations Committee.

"Each family attending is to bring one large dish of food, with their own plates and tableware. Beverages will be available. Those desiring to attend are asked to call one of the following persons by November 24 to report the number of persons in their group and the kind of food they will bring: Mrs. Claude Baker Mrs. Evora Robinson, Mrs. David Haykin or Mrs. Naomi Carter."

November 1924

Valentino's latest   

Movie ad:  "At the Century Next Week; Rudolph Valentino's latest Paramount production, A Sainted Devil, will be shown at the Century Theatre during the week beginning Monday, November 17. The story was written by Rex Beach and Joseph Henabery, who directed The Stranger, and other notable screen successes, also directed A Sainted Devil."

Valentino, full name Rudolfo Alfonso Raffaelo Pierre Filbert diValentina d' Antonguolla Guglielmi, born in 1895,  emigrated from Italy, coming alone through Ellis Island when 18 years old. He died at age 31.

"Record Disaster Year Kept Red Cross Busy: In 192 Places in United States Its Relief Operations Cost $737,603

"One hundred and ninety-two disasters resulting in 735 deaths and injury to 1,932 persons, rendering nearly 44,000 homeless and causing property losses estimated at more than $44,750,000 established a new record in the United States in the year ended last June 30, according to reports of the American Red Cross.

"In all of these disasters immediately relief activity was applied by the Red Cross, which expended $737,603.37 through the national organizations and the local Chapters in assisting stricken communities."

"New High School Cornerstone Laid: Ceremonies Held Last Tuesday — State Superintendent Makes Address — Masons Lay Stone

"The cornerstone of the new Ellicott City High School was laid last Tuesday afternoon. The actual laying of the cornerstone was under the auspices of Patmos Lodge of the Masonic Order. Preceding the ceremony the entire student body of the school together with many visitors attended exercises held in the auditorium. Patriotic songs were sung by the school children and addresses were made by Mr. W.C. Phillips,  Superintendent of Howard County Schools.


"In the new building, he said, we will have the benefit of all the experience of other communities throughout the state in eliminating objectionable features and embodying those features found essential to the comfort and well-being of school children."

November 1890

Looking in on the neighbors

"Social notes: "Misses Georgie, Mamie and Lucy Scott and Miss Lily Caines are in Chicago.

"Mr. Charles W. Grimes, who has been seriously ill, is improving.

"Miss Thompson and Mrs. Scott of Nashville, Tenn., are visiting the Misses Thompson of this city."

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