An article in the Oct. 21, 1911, edition of The Argus reported that a chance passer-by came to the aid of a young boy who had falled out of tree and injured his back.
While gathering chestnuts Sunday morning near Catonsville, Max Davidson, 12 years old, Milton street, Baltimore, fell from a tree and broke his spine. He received other internal injuries and is at St. Agnes' Hospital in a serious condition.
Young Davidson left his home early in the morning and went out Wilkens avenue to the Rolling road, where he found and climbed a chestnut tree. While gathering the nuts, he lost his balance and fell.
Mr. Charles E. Lewis, who passed in his automobile a short time after the accident, discovered the lad lying in agony in the road. He placed him the automobile and took him to the office of Dr. Charles L. Mattfeldt, where it was found that his condition was serious. He was then removed to the hospital.
Miss Julia Jones, principal of the Ingleside Public School, was given a surprise Thursday by her pupils in celebration of her fifth anniversary as principal. The school rooms were decorated with autumn foliage and Miss Jones was presented with a quantity of cut flowers.
Mr. Ferdinand Gable, of Harvest Home Park, reported to the Catonsville police Sunday that thieves had entered his barn on Wilkens avenue, near the city limits, and had taken two valuable cows.
James, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. McMillan, of Oak Forest Park, came near losing his life Wednesday morning by falling into a cesspool in the rear of his parents' home, and but for the timely warning of one of his playmates, Philip Heuisler, Jr., who gave the alarm, he would have been drowned. The two children had been playing when they came upon the cesspool covered with several loose boards. The boards were removed and the McMillan child, in peering into the well, lost his footing and disappeared. His companion ran to the house and gave the alarm and two of the servants, with the aid of a long furnace poker, pulled the child to the surface.
75 Years Ago
An article in the Oct. 16, 1936, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian recognized the success of a local event showcasing four-legged residents of the area.
Last Sunday youthful dog fanciers of the Catonsville section staged an excellent pet show on the grounds of the home of Stanley Dickey on Eden Terrace, exhibiting numerous dogs before a large attendance.
Walter Brinkman was judge, awarding ribbons for first and second prizes. A number of trophies were donated in the various classes and Mr. Brinkman's tape measure came in handy when the classes for longest ears, shortest ears, longest tail and so forth were called.
Best dog in the show was won by Jerry Travers of Eden Terrace, with his fine Irish setter. Stanley Dickey, sponsor of the show, is turning the entire proceeds over to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a most worthy cause.
All who are interested in aiding in the work of theBaltimore County Public Health Association are asked to attend the card party given by the 13th District Unit at the Arbutus Community Club on Friday, October 23. The 13th District Unit hopes to make this card party so successful that they will not need to call on the public for aid during the winter months.
Mrs. Elmer J. MacLeod is chairman, assisted by Mrs. Charles Proffen, Mrs. Thomas Kyne, Mrs. Chester Linton, Mrs. Ralph Price and Mrs. Stanley Roth.
Last Friday night, Mrs. Richard F. Schneider, President of the Aichen Krantz Ladies Singing Society, gave a birthday party. All fifty members arrived on a large bus and presented Mrs. Schneider a beautiful electric coffee set. The party lasted until early morning. Several beautiful songs were especially rendered in honor of Mrs. Schneider's birthday.
50 Years Ago
An article in the Oct. 19, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian noted the celebration of a long-time fixture on the list of local community organizations.
On Oct. 7, 1961, the Westowne Community Association, Inc. celebrated its twentieth anniversary with the annual election dance. The Westowne Association is one of the oldest active civic improvement groups in the state.
The twentieth anniversary celebration was highlighted by the attendance of 13 of the past presidents, one of whom traveled from New Jersey while another came from Ocean City to attend. Each recalled a bit of the past as it occurred during his administration.
Maryland Sister Maria Pastores, home for a brief leave of absence after ten years on the missions in Japan, will visit her family between October 16 and 30. Sister may be contacted through her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Sehlstedt, Melvin avenue.
The former Margaret Sehlstedt of St. Mark's parish, Sister Pastores was graduated by Mount de Sales Academy and High School in Catonsville. After her profession at Maryknoll, she was graduated from Maryknoll Teachers College and studied Japanese at Yale University, New Haven, Conn. She left for the missions in Japan in 1951.
Commander John C. Allen of Catonsville, commanding officer of the destroyer escort, U.S.S. Darby, took aboard 113 Baltimore area reservists and sailed from Baltimore Monday, Oct. 9, for a year of active duty.
The ship, which was commissioned Oct. 1, will join the Atlantic Fleet. Newport, R.I. is the new home port for the reservists.
Ms. Edith Reinhardt of Hammonds Ferry road attended the quarterly luncheon of the radio station WITH Community Club Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 17. She represented the Lansdowne Christian Church and received a check. A new contest will start in November.
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