An article in the April 27, 1912 edition of The Argus recognized a local group's beautification project.

The Woman's Civic League has had a number of shade and ornamental trees planted on the lot surrounding the Catonsville High School. Several oak trees were planted in front of the school, bordering on Frederick avenue as well as in front of the First National Bank Building.

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With the city churches, the county congregations joined in offering prayers Sunday for those who went down with the Titanic. All the services were largely attended, and many a tear was shed in the edifices as pastor or rector referred in touching manner to the greatest marine disaster the world has ever known.


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At St. Mark's Catholic Church, Rev. E.A. Williams, pastor, the first Mass was offered for the repose of the souls of the victims of the disaster. Father Williams also delivered a short discourse on the subject.

Rev. John C. Bowers, pastor of Salem Lutheran Church, will preach Sunday morning on "Lessons From the Loss and Investigation of the Titanic."

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The mystery surrounding the fatal shooting of Frederick Baer, of 143 Belvidere avenue, Arlington, on the Old Annapolis road, near Westport, on Sunday, April 14, was cleared up Sunday night when Wilfred Preston, the 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred J. Preston, 1238 South Eutaw street, Baltimore, confessed that he fired the fatal shot. Preston was held for the action of the Baltimore County Court by Magistrate Wilkinson after an inquest held at the Mount Winans Police Station Tuesday night to investigate the killing of Mr. Baer. The jury rendered a verdict of death "caused by a bullet fired from a rifle in the hands of Wilfred J. Preston."

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An article in the April 23, 1937 edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian recognized a local student's musical abilities.

Margaret Wolf, winner of the Student Award at the Maryland State Contest of Music Clubs, will sing at the First District Parent-Teacher Association meeting which will be held on Tuesday, April 27, at 8 P.M. at the Westchester Consolidated School, Westchester Avenue, near Oella Avenue.

All patrons of Johnny Cake School, Westchester School and the Catonsville Elementary and High Schools, and any others who are interested, are invited to attend.

Mrs. H. Ross Coppage, President of the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers, will speak and Mr. Velie, instructor of music at the Catonsville High School, has arranged a musical program in addition to Miss Wolf's solos.

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Miss Paula Eicha gave a tea to members of the Art Group of the Woman's Club of Relay at the home of Mrs. R. Baldwin Homer, University Parkway, last Friday. The guest of honor was Mrs. Henrietta Dew, Director of Ceramics at the Maryland Institute.

Among those present were Mrs. R. B. Homer, Miss E. Cannon, Mesdames Ernest Kemp, Adam Taylor, Harry Cockrell, Charles E. Johnson, John Wise, Paul Meikle, Robert Kennedy, Meta Wahaus, Louis Coll.

Following the tea, the group went to the home of Mrs. Ernest Kemp, Rolling Road, to view an exhibit of pottery made by the Art Group. This pottery will be on exhibition at the Maryland Institute from April 29 to May 12.

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The Catonsville High School lacrosse ten tripped the Towson High School stickmen, 6 to 2, in a rough league battle at Towson last Tuesday.

Towson rang the bell early in the first quarter. Catonsville came back with a tally in each of the first and second quarters to lead 2 to 1 as the half ended. The visitors added another tally as the gun was heard for the end of the third quarter, with the blue and gold leading, 3 to 1. The home team scored in a few seconds of the fourth quarter to bring their total to two. The Towson goal was stormed for three more goals before the game ended.