25 Years Ago (Week of June 23-29,...


25 Years Ago (Week of June 23-29, 1968):

* It was announced this week that Howard County, the first county in the state of Maryland to organize a Head Start program, was in danger of being the first county to drop the program. The county was considering withdrawing support from the Community Action Council, through which the federal funds for the Head Start Program were channeled. The Board of County Commissioners was, however, considering financing Head Start with county funds.

* About 37 Howard countians went by bus to Washington, D.C., to participate in Solidarity Day in support of the Poor People's Campaign.

50 Years Ago (week of June 27-July 3, 1943):

* Ellicott City Fire Chief B. H. Shipley, in conjunction with the 3rd Service Command of the Army, announced that a course in firefighting for women would be given at the Ellicott City Fire Station. The course would be held one night per week, and would include instruction in basic fire fighting, incendiary and high explosive bombs, and chemical agents used in warfare.

* This week's rain broke an 18-day heat wave and gave county farmers relief from a drought that had plagued them since June )) 17.

Information for this column was compiled by Diane Mullaly from the files of the Howard County Historical Society's library.

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