50 Years Ago (week of Aug. 16-22, 1942):
* Marshallvale Valor, a bull owned by Doughoregan Manor, was named senior and grand champion in a show of purebred Guernsey cattle held at College Park. Primrose Fanny of Fulton was named senior and grand champion cow of the show. Breeders from Howard, Prince George's, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel counties attended the show.
* The Howard County state's attorney warned citizens this week to beware of phony magazine subscription salesmen who were reported to be operating in the county. Residents were ad
vised to check the credentials of any would-be salesmen before making any purchases.
25 Years Ago (week of Aug. 13-19, 1967):
* A 23-year-old man was arrested in West Friendship and charged with three counts of assault after threatening a number of people with what turned out to be a toy gun. When police arrived at the scene of the incident, the suspect turned his gun on an officer and announced that he would count to 10, then shoot. When the count reached six, the police officer fired at the suspect. The shot missed the suspect, who then quickly surrendered.
* An Elkridge woman won $4,000 by giving the correct response when called by a local radio station during a promotional contest. The woman's husband was out of work at the time because of a heart ailment.
Information for this column was culled from the Howard County Historical Society's Library.