50 Years Ago (week of Sept. 14-Sept....


50 Years Ago (week of Sept. 14-Sept. 20, 1941):

* County Health Officer John E. Goodpasture this week announced a new, standardized schedule for trash pickup in the county.

The new schedule called for three daily trash pickups from businesses, and one daily pickup from residences. No trash would be collected Sundays.

* Harry T. Murphy was named principal of Elkridge HighSchool this week.

Murphy, a Howard County resident and graduate of Western Maryland College, would also be teaching stenography in addition to his duties as principal.

Murphy's previous position was

county attendance officer and superintendent of colored schools.

25 Years Ago (week of Sept. 11 - Sept. 17, 1966):

* Ellicott Cityresident Donna Lee Mitzel was awarded a $500 National Methodist scholarship by the Board of Education of the Methodist Church.

Mitzel planned to attend Wesley College in Dover, Del.

* A 54-year-old employee of the Rouse Co. was killed by a falling chimney on a farm that was being cleared for development as part of the new city of Columbia.

Workers were burning farm buildings on the former Moundland farm off Route 32 in Atholton, when the chimney of one of the buildingsfell on the victim, crushing his skull.

Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.

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