The Public Service Commission on Wednesday announced it was instituting an investigation to determine what changes or extensions in bus service now given Halethorpe by the Baltimore Transit Company are required by public welfare and convenience.

The commission is doing this, it explained, because of request for improved service from various individuals and community associations. A public hearing will be held at 10:30 A.M. next Thursday at the commission's office.

50 Years Ago

An article in the Oct. 18, 1962 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian commented on travel plans a Relay resident made to celebrate his 100th birthday


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On Sunday, Oct. 21, John T. Guyer of Relay will travel to Elmhurst, Del., to celebrate his 100th birthday at the home of friends. Having been one of the founders of the Five Points Fire Company, he is eager to return to his old neighborhood so that all his friends might come to see him and share in the celebration.

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Goblins and witches beware! Hallowe'en's coming to Westview. Window paintings, poster paintings, costumes, prizes and a band leading the big parade starting at 8 P.M. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

St. Agnes Council No. 4449, Knights of Columbus will sponsor this fifth annual Hallowe'en party and parade, starting at nightfall. Poster paintings will be displayed in Westview stores on Monday, Oct. 22. Window paintings will be done on Friday, Oct. 26.

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Charles Bicht, a junior at Woodlawn Senior High School, was awarded a $100 prize this past June for his wooden model of a metallic blue sports sedan. Charles placed second in the Fisher Body Craftsman Guild Model Car Competition, which is held annually for boys interested in auto design.

Placing in the state finals is not new to sandy-haired Charles, for this is his second "second-in-the state" award, in addition to one honorable mention. When asked if he intended to compete again in future years, he smiled. "No, I have competed for three years and intend to stop — it's too much work. It took nearly one hundred man hours to construct this model."

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.