50 Years Ago (week of Jan. 18-24,...


50 Years Ago (week of Jan. 18-24, 1942):

* A quota of 1,200 bookswas established this week as the county's goal for the Victory Book Campaign, which was a nationwide drive to collect books for servicemen in the armed forces and defense industries. All county schools and some retail establishments were designated as drop-off points for donated books.

* The Rockland 4-H Club met this week at the home of Jean and Eileen Baker. Food preparation was the topic of discussion for the meeting. In addition, two new members, Lois Sauter and Charlotte Hardman, were enrolled.

25 Years Ago (week of Jan. 15-21, 1967):

* Residents received county income tax forms in the mail this week. The one-page form, IT101, required residents to pay to the county 1 percent of their net income from the previous calendar year.

* A splinter group of the Ku Klux Klan announced this week that it was looking for a building in Ellicott City in which to house its local headquarters.Police met with members of the Ellicott City Civic Club in Fels Laneto reassure residents that they had "nothing to fear" from the group. Residents were also advised, however, to report any suspicious incidents to the police.

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

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