Funds raised at the annual carnival are used to support the company's volunteer fire and ambulance service. The ambulance service, which has done so much valuable work in this part of the county, is free of charge to the public and is supported by funds raised through activities of the company, and by public contribution.


Bosley Baugher, of Catonsville was eliminated in the third round of the national boys' singles tennis tourney at Cluber, Indiana, on August 3, but only after a three-set battle, in which he took the opening set.

Baugher lost to Billie Stranger, of Neenah, Wis., 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

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At about three o'clock last Friday afternoon, Elmer Kirk of Woodlawn, while working in his oat field, found a Friez telemeter that had been sent out by the U.S. Weather Bureau ofWashington, D.C., that morning. Mr. Kirk returned the telemeter to the Weather Bureau in compliance with instructions printed on the instrument.

The telemeters are sent out by the Weather Bureau for the purpose of compiling information concerning weather conditions at high altitudes.


On information given by certain residents of Catonsville who preferred that their names not be used, local police investigated a story concerning a man who was ringing local doorbells and presenting such a convincing "hard luck story" that he was obtaining considerable assistance in the way of money and other gifts. The information furnished the police was that the same man came to the community in an automobile with a driver who parked the machine in a secluded place and waited for his employer, or confederate, to solicit hand-outs.

Police learned that the story of the machine and chauffeur was true. They watched for the fake bagger and finally found him, with the result that the man was ordered to get out of Catonsville and stay out.

50 Years Ago

An article in the Aug. 9, 1962 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian encouraged area teens interested in child care to attend morning or afternoon classes in Arbutus sponsored by the Red Cross.

A series of free Red Cross home nursing and child care classes for teenagers has been scheduled for the Arbutus-Halethorpe area for the next few weeks by nursing services of the Baltimore Regional Chapter.

Beginning August 20, two classes will meet Monday through Thursday at the Ascension Catholic Church, Halethorpe. The morning class will meet from 9 o'clock until noon; the afternoon class from 1 to 4 o'clock.

Beginning August 27, a morning and afternoon class will be held at the Arbutus Methodist Church. Class hours and enrollment are the same as for the Halethorpe classes.


Four teenagers were apprehended by Officer Harry Hoffman of the Wilkens police station on August 1 after the officer observed the boys setting fire to a sewer drain at Frederick and Ingleside avenues. After they were taken to the police station and reprimanded, they were released to their parents.


The "Best Float" award was won by the Lions Club of Arbutus in the Woodlawn Community Celebration and Outing, sponsored by the Business Men and Democratic Club of Woodlawn, which was held on July 28 with a parade. On Tuesday, July 24, the float was awarded first place in the "Judges Award" division of the Arbutus Volunteer Firemen's parade.

The beauties riding on the float and residents of the Woodlawn area were the Misses Janet Boller, Carole Piel and Joan Sauter.


A swimming and diving meet, sponsored by the Catonsville Junior Chamber of Commerce, and in cooperation with the AAU, will be held on Wednesday, August 22, at 6 P.M. at Five Oaks Swimming Pool on Frederick road.

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.