'Commissioners' Meeting Held Up by Storm' [History Matters]

March 1965

Howard gets hip

"Folk Center for Howard youth: The organization of a 'folk center' in Howard County for young adults in their late teens will be the subject of a meeting this Saturday at 1:30 P.M. at Bethany Methodist Church on Bethany Lane, off Route 99.

"The idea for the club was initiated by the Howard County Ministerium whose members feel a gathering place for this age group is sorely needed in the County. If acceptable to the group attending Saturday's meeting, further plans for the center will then be developed. The club would provide the atmosphere for discussion, music, and sharing of mutual interests. A location would be selected later.

"Given Driving Award: Thomas J. Oland, 5 Coventry Court Drive, is one of the thirty-four Green Spring Dairy route salesmen who have received 6-year safe driving awards, top presentation in the Baltimore-Annapolis-Laurel concern's annual safety contests.

At the movies: "Ritchie Drive In theater: Open 6:00 Starts 6:30:

"Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer: Sex and the Single Girl: Second Feature: Sophia Loren, as 'Madame' "

March 1924:

'Wet' politics

 News from Annapolis: "By a vote of 70 to 37 the House of Delegates again went on record as wet, the test this time being upon a resolution requesting Congress to repeal the Volstead law. There were 10 absentees, most of whom voted wet on the former test, which was on the Bollinger enforcement bill.

"Delegate Bruce, author of the resolution, advocated it in a short address and Delegates Mattingly, Dimarco and Calla took side with him. Delegates Nickel and Markley opposed the resolution, while Delegate Carrico, of Prince George's took a sort of middle course, saying he favored modification of the Volstead law, but not its repeal. He voted against the resolution."

Notices in the Times: "Commissioners' Meeting Held Up by Storm:

"Due to the roads in all directions being blocked by the snow, fallen trees and poles, the County commissioners were unable to get to Ellicott City Tuesday morning, and their regular meeting is postponed until next Tuesday.

"Allan Thomas Buys Farm: The Stevenson White farm, consisting of about twenty eight acres, was sold this week by Dorsey M. Williams to Allan Thomas. Mr. Thomas has been spending the winter months in Annapolis.

"U.S. Consul Avra Warren To Be Married: Mrs. Spencer Groome Newman, of Centreville, Md., announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Mary Nicolos Newman, to Mr. Avra Milvin Warren, United States Consul in East Africa and Zanzibar. Mr. Warren who is a son of Mr. Frederick Warren of Grays, is a former student of the Ellicott City High School and a graduate of John's Hopkins University. The wedding will take place the first week in April.

 "W. R. Dorsey New Director of Washington Trust Co.: William R. Dorsey, who recently resigned as a director of the Patapsco National Bank, was elected a director in the Washington Trust Company last Tuesday. Mr. Dorsey sold his farm implement and coal business recently to Edward T. Clark."

March 1890

My hero

Under the headline "More About Miss Warfield's Will: A Bequest to One Who Saved Her Life — The Proposed School

"Miss Susannah Warfield, by her will filed on Monday at Westminster, left one hundred dollars to Mr. Julius A. Hood, formerly B. and O. telegraph operator at Sykesville. This money was left to Mr. Hood to show her appreciation of his bravery when he once saved her life at Sykesville. It was about seven years ago.

"Miss Warfield was going to Baltimore, and had to cross both tracks to get to the platform. She was in the middle of the eastbound track, and the passenger train was coming along. Mr. Hood was in his office a short distance away, and saw her danger. The train was then only about one hundred yards away, and she did not hear it. Mr. Hood ran and caught her and carried her off the track. The engine came so close to her that it touched her dress."

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