From The Aegis dated Thursday, July 20, 1961:
In front page news in The Aegis, no blue law arrests were reported, but town and state police were taking notes, according to the story, and were forwarding that information to Harford County State's Attorney Harry Dyer for possible legal action.
The 42nd annual Harford County Fair would be welcoming a "large number of entries" already received with "more coming in daily" when it opened Aug. 2. It was the forerunner to today's Harford County Farm Fair.
The big news in sports 50 years ago this week was the World Champion
It was also the beginning of the District 5 Little League Tournament that ultimately led to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Not long after that tournament, during what in some communities was an acrimonious transition from Little League Baseball to Harford County Parks and Recreation Baseball, Little League was all but gone from Harford County. Havre de Grace remains the lone Little League program in Harford County and it competes in District 5 with Cecil County which has a Little League program in five communities – Chesapeake City, Elkton, North East, Perryville and Rising Sun. In 1961, the harford County Little League tournament opened with Aberdeen playing at Bel Air, Edgewod at North Harford and Havre de Grace at Churchville. Poplar Grove Little League had an opening round bye. In less than a week there would be a Harford County Little League Champion and that team would face the Cecil County champion for the District 5 Championship to advance in the Little League tournament that for some teams would lead to the World Series in Williamsport.
Trailways bus service was offering one-way trips from Bel Air to Washington, D.C. for $2.50, to Lancaster for $2.45, to Memphis for $26.35 and to Tampa for $27.30.