The basketball team representing the Catonsville Community Athletic Club opened its season on Thursday, January 6, with a victory over the strong Dickey A.C. on the latter's court. The score was 38-29.

In the Catonsville lineup were Kes Smith, left forward; Hensby, right forward; Harry Faya, center; James Catner, Robert Barrett and Abe Scop, guards. Well rounded teamwork by the Catonsville players featured the game. Scoring was evenly distributed.

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Members of Catonsville Rotary Club are indebted to Past President Charles E. Wilson for securing as guest lecturer for their regular meeting on Wednesday night at Cary Croft, Captain Richard H. Torovsky of the United States Army, who presented exceptionally beautiful nature-color motion pictures which he made during a two-year assignment in Honolulu, and which included scenes made upon his return of the Golden Gate, with a trip across the new bridge and many splendid views of the mountains backgrounding San Francisco.


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50 Years Ago

An article in the Jan. 17, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported the capture of two teens believed to be responsible for a break-in at the local library.

Police nabbed two young teenagers with cuts on their hands after a report reached the Wilkens Police station that the Catonsville library in the 900 block Frederick road had been broken into last Friday night. Blood was found on a window sill and one of the desks in the office. The glass in the rear window was broken. Files and books were strewn on the library floor.

A hearing was set in Juvenile Court for one of the boys, and the other boy was turned over to the Maryland Children's Center.

Police also reported that the same two boys attempted to break into a hardware store in the 700 block of Frederick road early on Jan. 12.

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A resident of the 900 block Courtney road notified police that while he was asleep in his bedroom on Jan. 9, a shot came through the storm and inside windows and struck a mirror. He summoned police.

At the same time, a Wilkens avenue neighbor came to report that the accidental shooting occurred while she was unloading a revolver in her kitchen. The bullet glanced off a tabletop, went through a wooden door and the glass of a storm door in her house and struck the upstairs window on Courtney road. No charges were placed.

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An accidental fall down all twelve steps to the basement at his home in the 2200 block of Old Frederick road proved fatal to Eugene Springer, 77, on Friday, Jan. 11. Suffering profusely from a head lacerations, he was rushed in the Catonsville ambulance to St. Agnes hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour after the accident.

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Armed Forces police in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8 notified the Wilkens police to be on the lookout for two teenage escapees from the Marine Corps School at Quantico, Va., who were operating a stolen station wagon.

Police found one of the youths in a club basement of his home in the 2900 block Vermont avenue. He showed police officers C.W. Morsberger and R.R. Reeves where the car had been abandoned in Anne Arundel county. His companion is still reported at large.

Material courtesy of the archives of the Catonsville Historical Society.