An article in the Dec. 7, 1961, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized the participation of several local teenagers in a new aquatic competition.
Four 17-year old members of the Rollingwood Pool in Catonsville have entered the first synchronized swimming meet of the South Atlantic Association Amateur Athlete Union. The Aqualite Swim Club of the Y.W.C.A. will be host for the all-day invitational met, which will begin at 9 A.M. this Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Towson YMCA pool. The Catonsville entrants are Marcia McGunigle, Elaine Tanner, Penny Young, Carol Bauer and Jeri Walsh. Miss Bauer is understudy and Mrs. William Maisel is the instructor.
Over 90 entries have been received from colleges, junior and senior high schools, and various swim clubs. Only novices who have never placed first, second or third in synchronized swim meets are eligible.
An 85-year-old woman, who was found lying ill in the woods near her home on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, was taken to her home by a neighbor who gave her food.
The woman, Mrs. Mary Clemens of 6017 Baltimore avenue, who lives alone, was found to be in dire need of medical attention. There was no heat or electricity in the house. A son, who resides in Baltimore, was notified of her plight and with the help of a nun at the House of Good Shepherd institution had her admitted to Mercy Hospital.
Three boys, aged ten to twelve, with bicycles said to have been stolen from a shop at 637 Frederick road, were apprehended by police a few minutes after the theft was reported.
The owner of the shop told police that he had seen the boys take the bikes from in front of his store. Two of the boys were found to be on probation from Maryland Training School. The third boy had been released from the School three days ago.
A total of $939.51 was collected for UNCIEF at Hallowe'en time by youth groups from ten churches in Catonsville. The project was sponsored by the Catonsville Ministerium.
Cooperating churches are Catonsville Presbyterian, Catonsville Methodist, Grace Methodist, Salem Lutheran, Christ Lutheran, St. Timothy's Episcopal, Emanuel E.U.B., Christian Temple, Immanuel United Church of Christ and St. John's E. and R. United Church of Christ.
Edmondson Progressive Building Association, Inc., announces the opening of new, enlarged facilities at 5512 Baltimore National Pike between Johnnycake Road and St. Agnes Lane.
The Association has been located in West Baltimore for approximately 50 years and now has assets in excess of $4,000,000.00. It will be the largest building and loan association in the Westview area.
Vernon L. Bush, operator of a roller rink at 418 Oella avenue, had the pleasure of welcoming Miss America, Miss Maria Beale Fletcher, to the 1961 National Roller Skate Queen contest held recently in Miami Beach, Fla. The contest was sponsored by the Roller Skating Foundation of America.
75 Years Ago
An article in the Dec. 4, 1936, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported the Catonsville football team's victory over their neighbors from Arbutus in the traditional Thanksgiving rivalry game.
The Ridgewood Cardinals defeated the Arbutus Pirates in their regular Thanksgiving Day game, at Wade's Field, Arbutus, 25-8.