According to Eitmiller and Police Lieut. Edward Poehlman, a length of garden hose had been led from the exhaust pipe of Hyman's machine, a convertible coupe, through a rear flap in the top and had been packed, where it passed through the flap, with rags.


A number of business men and land-owners along the Washington Boulevard held a meeting on January 4 at which time they elected temporary officers for the Baltimore-Washington Boulevard Association, a new organization, whose motto is, "More Safety and Beauty along our Boulevard". W.E. Simpson was named as president, and F.H. Bell, secretary. Permanent officers of the association will be elected at the next meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 11 at 2 P.M. at One Spot Town on the Boulevard.

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An article in the Jan. 10, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian noted the importance of installing public telephone booths along the Beltway to help motorists in need.

This newspaper has received many inquiries concerning the reason for the absence of public telephone booths along the Beltway. Some of those who have contacted us about this situation reported indignantly that flat tires and stalled engines anywhere along the Beltway mean either long walks or long waits to get help. The great majority say that motorists using the high speed thoroughfare seem unwilling to stop when signaled by a stranded driver, especially at night.

Of course, the reason for the absence of public telephone booths along the Beltway is that no planning was done for such convenience when the Beltway was opened. We have referred all inquiries to the State Roads Commission, which has jurisdiction over the highway.


Parents of 9th grade pupils of Arbutus Junior High are invited to attend a special program at the school on Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, at 8 P.M. The purpose of the program is to acquaint parents with the curriculum of the senior high schools which the present 9th grade students will be attending next fall.

A general meeting will be held in the gymnasium during which Edward Brumbaugh, principal of Arbutus Junior High, will introduce the guest principals, Taylor F. Johnston, of Woodlawn Senior High, and Harvey W. Kreuzburg, Jr., of Catonsville Senior High.


All Baltimore countians residing along regular refuse collection routes may dispose of their 1962 Christmas trees next Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Charles E. Farley, chief of the Bureau of Sanitation, said that county vehicles, some of them loaned by the County Highways Bureau, will make a special collection of the discarded Yule trees.

Residents are asked to place trees at the regular point of collection on Monday night as trees will be picked up early Tuesday morning and may be missed if placed outside too late.

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.