An article in the Dec. 7, 1961, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized the participation of several local teenagers in a new aquatic competition.
Four 17-year old members of the Rollingwood Pool in Catonsville have entered the first synchronized swimming meet of the South Atlantic Association Amateur Athlete Union. The Aqualite Swim Club of the Y.W.C.A. will be host for the all-day invitational met, which will begin at 9 A.M. this Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Towson YMCA pool. The Catonsville entrants are Marcia McGunigle, Elaine Tanner, Penny Young, Carol Bauer and Jeri Walsh. Miss Bauer is understudy and Mrs. William Maisel is the instructor.
Over 90 entries have been received from colleges, junior and senior high schools, and various swim clubs. Only novices who have never placed first, second or third in synchronized swim meets are eligible.
An 85-year-old woman, who was found lying ill in the woods near her home on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, was taken to her home by a neighbor who gave her food.
The woman, Mrs. Mary Clemens of 6017 Baltimore avenue, who lives alone, was found to be in dire need of medical attention. There was no heat or electricity in the house. A son, who resides in Baltimore, was notified of her plight and with the help of a nun at the House of Good Shepherd institution had her admitted to Mercy Hospital.
Three boys, aged ten to twelve, with bicycles said to have been stolen from a shop at 637 Frederick road, were apprehended by police a few minutes after the theft was reported.
The owner of the shop told police that he had seen the boys take the bikes from in front of his store. Two of the boys were found to be on probation from Maryland Training School. The third boy had been released from the School three days ago.
A total of $939.51 was collected for UNCIEF at Hallowe'en time by youth groups from ten churches in Catonsville. The project was sponsored by the Catonsville Ministerium.
Cooperating churches are Catonsville Presbyterian, Catonsville Methodist, Grace Methodist, Salem Lutheran, Christ Lutheran, St. Timothy's Episcopal, Emanuel E.U.B., Christian Temple, Immanuel United Church of Christ and St. John's E. and R. United Church of Christ.
Edmondson Progressive Building Association, Inc., announces the opening of new, enlarged facilities at 5512 Baltimore National Pike between Johnnycake Road and St. Agnes Lane.
The Association has been located in West Baltimore for approximately 50 years and now has assets in excess of $4,000,000.00. It will be the largest building and loan association in the Westview area.
Vernon L. Bush, operator of a roller rink at 418 Oella avenue, had the pleasure of welcoming Miss America, Miss Maria Beale Fletcher, to the 1961 National Roller Skate Queen contest held recently in Miami Beach, Fla. The contest was sponsored by the Roller Skating Foundation of America.
75 Years Ago
An article in the Dec. 4, 1936, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported the Catonsville football team's victory over their neighbors from Arbutus in the traditional Thanksgiving rivalry game.
The Ridgewood Cardinals defeated the Arbutus Pirates in their regular Thanksgiving Day game, at Wade's Field, Arbutus, 25-8.
Last Sunday, the Carroll Trojans defeated the Cardinals, 12-6. Vince Messer and G. Smith played brilliantly on the defense for the Cardinals. This Sunday, the Cardinals will close their season playing the Baltimore Collegians, who have not been defeated or scored upon this season, at Kensington field, Beechfield Avenue.
Members of the Halethorpe Fire Department are anxious to renovate toys for the ensuing Christmas. Any toys which can be spared for this worthy cause should be sent to the Fire House on Washington Boulevard, where they will be repaired and sent to needy families at Christmas
A severe epidemic of chicken pox is sweeping the Halethorpe neighborhood, with twenty-six children out of school this week from a single class at the Halethorpe school.
An eight-point buck deer which weighed 185 pounds dressed was brought back from a Maine hunting trip by Dr. Vernon F. Sherrard of Catonsville.
Dr. Sherrard bagged the buck in Aroostock County, Maine, close to the Canadian border, in zero weather. The buck is said to be the largest brought out of Maine so far this season.
100 Years Ago
An article in the Dec. 9, 1911, edition of The Argus reported trigger fingers were quicker than their four-legged targets this fall.
Dr. A.C. McCurdy, chief game warden of Baltimore county, estimates that 14,000 rabbits were killed on the opening day of the present gunning season. Over 3,000 gunning licenses were issued in the county, and persons who hunt only on their own or rented property did not have to secure licenses. The open season for killing rabbits will close on December 24.
Dr. McCurdy has opposition for reappointment in the person of Mr. Wm. E. Klohr of Towson. The appointment is made by the County Commissioners and pays $600 a year, with an allowance of over $400 a year for expenses.
Chicken thieves, who have been active in and around Catonsville in the past month, made a raid early Monday morning on the hen houses of Mr. Adam Repp, at Kenwood, near Catonsville. About 18 fowls were taken. The thieves took the chickens from a shed, cutting the heads off the fowls. They left a new pick behind with which they had attempted to force the lock on the main hen house.
The month of November, 1911, will go down in history as the banner month for the issuance of marriage licenses, which is the largest in the history of the county clerks' office. Eighty-one licenses were issued, making a total of 697 for the year, which is 28 more than last year. The receipts from all sources amounted to nearly $200,000 as against $187,000 last year. The number of deeds and mortgages will reach about 11,000.
Fire started in the home of Mr. William H. Albun, Mount Winans, late Sunday night and damaged the rear of the building to the extent of $500. The blaze was discovered by Mrs. Anna Stricker, who notified the Mount Winans Fire Department. The firemen managed to save the house from destruction. Mr. Albun and his family were visiting the home of a relative when the fire started.
Editor's note: Mount Winans is a community in Baltimore City north of Lakeland and east of Morrell Park.
Miss Charlotte C. Cromwell was the guest of honor Monday at a tea given by Mrs. William G. Wetherall at her home, 15 East Eager street, Baltimore. The rooms were arranged in yellow and pink chrysanthemums and palms. Assisting Mrs. Wetherall and Miss Cromwell were Misses Anne F. Keyser, Nancy Y. Hardcastle, Mary Gordon Thom, Louise Hazelhurst and Rose G. Haxall.
Material courtesy of the archives of Catonsville Historical Society.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times