Members of the firm are Eugene R. Stagmer, PhG., and his son, Owen R. Stagmer, PhG.


At a special meeting of committee-men and officers of Catonsville Post No. 25, American Legion, Department of Maryland, held Tuesday night, October 19 at the house of Post Adjutant William G. Boylan, Edmondson Ridge Road, preliminary plans were made for the formation of a fife and drum corps among the members of the boys' organization, the Sons of The Legion. Post Vice-Commander Walter Carter of Wade Avenue, who was responsible for the creation of the Squadron of Catonsville Post and who has been its leader and advisor throughout its existence, expressed hearty approval of the new project and pointed out the honor which will accrue to those fortunate boys who are selected from the Squadron to be the charter members of the musical unit.


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Credit for originating, organizing and managing an entire neighborhood dog show goes to Stanley Dickey, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Dickey of Eden Terrace. Over a dozen pups owned by residents of Eden Terrace were grouped together last Saturday and judged on physical features with no regard for breed or show points.

Young Stanley's own pet, "Dover" was awarded the prize for the dog with the shortest tail in the show.

50 Years Ago

An article in the Oct. 25, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on plans to improve Baltimore's Beltway.

John B. Funk, chairman-director of the State Roads Commission has announced plans for increasing safety on older portions of the Baltimore Beltway by lengthening the acceleration and deceleration lanes on some inter-changes, adding a third lane in the Catonsville section for northbound trucks, better signing lighting and fencing.

The State Highway Chief made the announcement at a dinner meeting of the Maryland Post for the Society of Military Engineers, who presented Mr. Funk the "Notable Achievement Award" given an engineer who has increased the military effectiveness of the Maryland region. The society said this award was made because of the State's rapid completion of the Baltimore Beltway.


A gala Hallowe'en party and parade is scheduled for next Wednesday night, Oct. 31 in the Westview shopping center by St. Agnes Council No. 4449, Knights of Columbus.

Festivities will start at 7:30 P.M. with a costume parade led by Pete the Pirate of WBAL-TV and a marching band.

Everyone is invited to don a costume and march in the parade. There will be prizes for the best costumes.


Wilkens police are investigating the plight of a family without food or money.

A resident of Arbutus told police that, although he is employed, he had no money last week to buy food for his wife and two children, aged two and five. He owed $165 back income taxes to the government and, because he missed a couple of payments, his entire salary of Oct. 12 was attached by the government. This left him without food or money. A box of food was donated by a Maiden Choice supermarket to carry over his family to the week end.

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.