As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, January 24, 1963:
The First Harford Federal Savings and Loan Association in Aberdeen was robbed by a lone armed gunman. Robert Shutt of
Shutt was alone in the Bel Air Avenue building when a man walked in and pointed a gun at him. The robber said, "How would you like to give me all your money?" Shutt brought out all the cash in the cash drawers and placed it on the counter. The gunman then grabbed the cash, $556, told Shutt to get against the wall and left the building.
Shutt rushed out to the sidewalk seconds after the holdup man departed and spotted Town Officer Dave King and informed him of the robbery. More than 60 policemen were called into the area, setting up 16 road blocks around the scene of the holdup. Uniformed and plain clothes men from the State Police, together with a number of
This set up the biggest manhunt in this area to date, but the gunman appeared to have gotten away.
Sen. James and the Harford Delegation unanimously agreed on the introduction and passage of a bill creating a second judgeship for Harford County. For the first time in Harford history, voters would participate in the election of their own judge beginning in 1964. Prior to this, voters of Baltimore County in this judicial circuit elected Harford judges.
The 38-mile water pipeline from the Susquehanna River to Baltimore City suffered a setback when the principal contractor on the project pulled his crews off the job and sued the City of Baltimore for $10 million. The suit claims that the firm had not been paid for extra work on the job since June 1962. The finished pipeline was expected to carry 250 million gallons of water each day to Baltimore City to provide all of the water needs for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Anne Arundel County until the year 2000. Baltimore City officials said the matter would be turned over to the bonding companies involved in the financing of the project.
Two Harford County pianists tied for top honors at the