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Pages from Past: Two teens taken to hospital after sled crashes into car in 1962

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An article in the Feb. 22, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported how fun in the snow took a dangerous turn for two young Oella residents.

Two teen-agers on a sled were injured in a crash here during the past week.

Frank Lowery, 16, of No. 10 Hollow road and Vincent Upman, 14, of No. 6 Hollow road, Oella, were treated in St. Agnes hospital where they were taken in the Catonsville Fire Department ambulance on Feb. 14 after the sled they were riding struck the front of a car police said was operated by Jack J. Walker, 22, of Marriottsville. Young Lowery and his sled were trapped under the front of the vehicle and Upman was thrown clear of the sled after the impact.

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Arbutus Little League is in critical need of coaches and umpires to carry on this coming season's work. Over 300 boys in the area want to play baseball but there is a dearth of manpower to help. Fathers of boys of Little League age, friends of the boys, men who have no boys at all are urged to give of their time and effort to help.

Little League teaches the fundamentals of baseball and good sportsmanship. All boys between nine and twelve years are eligible.

The next meeting will be held at the Arbutus Elementary School on Sulphur Spring road on Thursday, March 1 at 8 P.M. All men of the community are asked to attend.

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This year, fashion-conscious home economics students at Catonsville Senior High School are planning to participate in the Student Division competition of the 1962 fashion-sewing contest sponsored by the General Federation of Women's Clubs and a pattern service. The Woman's Club of Catonsville, working in cooperation with the school's home economics department, will act as local sponsor for the student competition.

Each girl entering the contest will make what she considers the "Ideal Dress-Up Costume for the High School Student." The local student winner will receive $5.00 in cash and will represent the Woman's Club of Catonsville and Catonsville Senior High School at the District judging. The District winner can go on to compete for State and national honors, the grand prize at the national level being a $1,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships of $500 and $250 will be awarded the national second and third prize winners, respectively.

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Mrs. Nancy A. Irvin, of 217 Garden Ridge road, was startled on Wednesday morning of last week when she saw a face looking in her rear window. Police discovered footprints of a "peeping Tom" in the snow outside the window.

75 Years Ago

An article in the Feb. 19, 1937, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian spoke highly of the accomplishments of a local neighborhood association.

While the Kensington Improvement Association is only six months old, its growth and activities have been increasingly gratifying to those who organized this civic body on June 29, 1936. The membership has steadily increased and is now rapidly approaching the two hundred mark.

Observers, both members and nonmembers, agree that the hard work and spirit of cooperation of every member during the past six months have brought about a success that has surpassed original expectations.

The frankness, honesty and sincerity of purpose of the Association is demonstrated by the policy of permitting and encouraging attendance at regular meetings of all residents of the community, whether members of the Association or not.

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The Catonsville High School sextette suffered its first crushing defeat at the hands of Sparks High School on Friday, February 13, in the latter's gym. The Sparks lassies, after trailing in the first half, came back to tie the score and then edge ahead of their opponents.

Marion Line, a Catonsville forward, was high scorer with seven field goals and two free shots to her credit. Dolly Chilcoat of the Sparks team was runner-up with six field goals and two free shots. The final score was 23-21 in favor of Sparks.

The blue and gold sextette will entertain Kenwood High School on Friday, February 20, and Towson the following Friday.

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At a special meeting tonight (Friday) of Catonsville Post No. 25, the American Legion, colors will be presented Catonsville Squadron No. 25, Sons of the American Legion. The colors include the American flag and the Squadron flag.

About twenty-five boys are at present members of Catonsville Squadron, Sons of the Legion and are taking an active interest in their particular field of activities.

100 Years Ago

An article in the Feb. 24, 1912, edition of The Argus recognized four local youths for their impressive effort during an indoor track meet..

The Catonsville boys again showed their supremacy in athletic sports by walking away with the half mile relay race at the Johns Hopkins-Fifth Regiment games at the Fifth Regiment Armory, Baltimore, last Saturday night. Five other teams were entered in this race and one outweighed the local team by forty or fifty pounds.

The time of the winners, one minute and fifty-seven seconds, was exceptionally good for youngsters of their weight. This means an average of 29 1/2 seconds for the 220 yards run by each boy.

The running order was Teddy Buck, Denton Miller, Worthington Stultz and Keston Blake, each of whom received a handsome gold medal.

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The Belmont Boys' Corn Club held its regular meeting at Johnny Cake School, near Catonsville, Thursday afternoon. After a short business meeting, the club was entertained by the school children, who gave a cantata entitled the "Knave of Hearts." The club is a very flourishing one, having obtained the second prize and a trophy at the County Corn Congress in November.

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A club composed of the ladies of Relay has been organized to be known as the Relay Educational Club. Committees have been named on civic reform, civic service and purity in that neighborhood. A committee was also appointed to prepare a series of lectures and to secure prominent speakers to lecture on these subjects in the early spring.

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Mr. Michael Maloy, of Wade avenue, bursted a small blood vessel Tuesday afternoon in his left leg while walking along Frederick avenue. He was removed to his home and medical attention rendered.

Material from archives courtesy of Catonsville Historical Society.

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