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A verdict of accidental death was given in the case of Alfred McCarthy, of W. Cross Street, Baltimore, whose body was found on Wednesday, September 29, along the tracks of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad near Halethorpe.

The dead man's sister, Miss Lillian McCarthy, identified and claimed the body, He had been reported missing the night before.

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An article in the Oct. 11, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on the financial support a local women's group provided for school music programs.

Mrs. Kenneth Anderson, immediate past chairman of the music department of the Rolling Hills woman's club, presented a check to William Trostle, instrumental music teacher in Baltimore county. Samuel Colgain is principal of the Edmondson Heights Elementary School, which is one of the schools where Mr. Trostle teaches.

The money, $68.02, will go into the music fund to be used for instruments for the band and orchestra. About 125 students will be taught at the school and they will form an orchestra of about 45 pieces to play for school functions and give an annual spring concert.

Mr. Trostle has been in Baltimore county as an instrumental music teacher for three years.

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The fourth fall tour of the Baltimore County Historical Society, scheduled this Saturday, Oct. 13, will be conducted in the Catonsville area from Elkridge Landing to Ellicott's Mills. This region has witnessed some of the most important developments in transportation, which together with the early industrialization along the Patapsco, played an important part in the economic development of Baltimore and the state.

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The boys and girls committee of the Lions club of Arbutus distributed free 300 admission tickets to the Aerospace Exhibition, which is sponsored by the Maryland Crime Investigating committee. Exhibition is being held this week through Sunday, Oct. 14, in the 5th Regiment Armory. The tickets were donated by a local new-car dealer, and were given to members of local Little League teams, Scout troops, church organizations and schools.

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Mrs. Edith Reinhardt, of Hammonds Ferry road, has a forsythia bush partly in bloom and reports that last week a red weigela was also in bloom. Mother Nature seems to be as confused as most of us in these trying times.

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.