Boy Scout Troop No. 327 of Arbutus entertained the Girl Scout Troop No. 85 at a hike and camp fire last Friday evening.


Messrs. George Link and Wesley Fritz of Arbutus were held up and robbed of $40 and a wrist watch last Thursday evening on the Gun Road in Relay.


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Mr. Carroll T. Holtz of Benson Avenue met with an accident on the Washignton Boulevard near Sulphur Spring Road early last Sunday morning while he was on his way to work for his employers, the Baltimore Transit Company. His car was badly damaged but no one was hurt.

50 Years Ago

An article in the Aug. 2, 1962, Herald Argus and Baltimore Countain noted the success of a fishing tournament for local youngsters.

Last week, the Catonsville Junior Chamber of Commerce conducted a fishing tournament for youngsters from the General German Orphan Home and from local Boy Scout troops.

The boys, ranging in age from six to fourteen, assembled at the Home at 205 Bloomsbury avenue from where members of the local Jaycees, equipped with fishing tackle, bait and refreshments, transported the young anglers to a pond in Howard County. The pond, well stocked with fish, is on the property of W. Burton Guy, Centennial road.

The minute the boys baited their hooks, the fish started biting and the competition was under way. Local merchants had donated prizes such as model airplane kits, fishing tackle and a spinning rod.


Three Edmondson Heights children are dead of carbon monoxide posioning and their mother is in serious condition after they were found in a gas-filled station wagon on Wednesday, July 25, in front of their summer home at St. Margaret's in Anne Arundel county.

Dead are Karen J., seven; Brenda K. three and Ronald T. Jr., 15 months, children of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald T. Schuerholz of 1533 Kirkwood road. The children were pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Hospital, Annapolis, where their mother, Mrs. Jean Caovert Schuerholz was admitted in an unconscious state.

It was reported that Mrs. Schuerholz had been under treatment for a nervous ailment.


Trickery was used on Wednesday of last week on the desk clerk at the motel at 6401 Baltimore National Pike to obtain $10 in a fast exchange of one, ten and twenty dollar bills. Police are looking for a man about 55 or 60 years of age wearing a gray suit and dark gray hat, who successfully tried the same scheme at two other motels the same day.

Material from archives courtesy of Catonsville Historical Society.