A petition signed by 192 persons, including Sister Louise, superintendent of St. Agnes' Hospital, was presented the Public Service Commission last Friday, asking that the Baltimore Transit Company route its Beechfield Avenue bus line through Violetville.

The proposed bus route is as follows: Turning south off Wilkens Avenue at Caton Avenue, to Taylor Avenue, to Collidge Avenue, to Haverhill Road, thence back to Wilkens Avenue.

50 Years Ago

An article in the Sept. 20, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized a local teacher for his accomplishments and contributions to Catonsville High School's stellar reputation throughout the county.


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Over the past thirteen years, Catonsville Senior High School has established a tradition in music education of which the community can be very proud. The man who provided the leadership and was greatly responsible for the accomplishments of a large number of students is Robert C. Taylor. For thirteen years, Mr. Taylor has been the instrumental music teacher of Catonsville High School, and during that time has dedicated himself to his work in such a way as to win the respect, not only of many of his students, but also their families.

Now Mr. Taylor has left Catonsville for another challenging position in the new Woodlawn Junior High School. However, he is leaving behind a record of achievement which his successors will be hard-pressed to equal. Over the years, Catonsville has command the respect from students and teachers all over the county who have known of its accomplishments in music. Under Mr. Taylor's direction, Catonsville has maintained one of the best high school orchestras in Maryland.

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Three youths were tried before Magistrate Albert Styles at the Halethorpe Court on Sept. 14 and were given probation before verdict on charges of taking baked goods valued at $41.15 from a truck parked in the 5400 block East Drive at 4:40 A.M. on Sept. 13. They were apprehended in a car at Shelbourne road and Stevens avenue. Police also found beer under the right front seat.

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The 13th District Republican Club sponsored a jousting tournament last Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 P.M. at Wilton farm, Wilkins avenue and Maiden Choice lane.

A parade preceded the event starting at 1:15 P.M. at Sulphur Spring road and East drive in Arbutus.

Members of the Amateur Jousting Club of Harford County, Inc., performed on their specially trained horses, which carried the lance-bearing riders past the rings with pin-point accuracy.

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Westgate Community Association, which was organized more than 30 years ago and was inactive for several years, was recently reactivated. It now boasts a membership of more than 250 families in the area bounded roughly by Mallow Hill, Braeside, Old Frederick, Stamford, Westgate and Frederick roads.

The present officers are: President, S. Clayton Shores, Jr.; Vice President, Earl Robinson; Secretary, Mrs. Edward W. Auld; Treasurer, Edward W. Auld.

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.