An article in the Dec. 21, 1961, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported plans to build a community college.

For the first time in its history, Baltimore county has committed itself to establishing separate plant and facilities for higher education. This precedent is the result of the County Council's approval last week of a Capital Improvement allocation of $250,000 to the Catonsville Community College.

Previously endorsed by the County Executive and the Board of Education, the appropriation will be matched by an equal grant from the State.

Half of the total sum of $500,000 will be used for purchasing a campus and the other half will be used for renovations or improvements to the site.


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Dr. Oliver H. Larine, president of the community college, announced that negotiations have begun toward acquiring up to 100 acres for a suitable campus. One of the sites under consideration is the so-called Hilton Estate on Rolling road near Bloomsbury avenue.

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Police were investigating an auto fire which occurred last Friday night while the motorist was attending a dance.

The inside of the automobile which was completed burned out was parked on the west parking lot of the Edmondson Heights Elementary School at Longford road and Sunset avenue while the youth was attending a dance in the school auditorium.

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Three boys were stranded here on Dec. 13 when their car broke down on the Baltimore National Pike while they were on their way to their homes in New Jersey. The youths were held in the detention room of the Woodlawn police station.

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The Baltimore county Board of Education has cleared the way for construction of the new Landowner Senior High. The forty-classroom structure will be located on the "lake site" at Third avenue and Hollies Ferry road. It was designed by Hopkins, Prefer and Associates and will be built by Henry A. Knott, Inc., in time for occupancy in the fall term of 1962.

The urgent need for the structure is evidenced by the necessity of transporting most of the senior high students in the Thirteenth District to the recently opened Woodlawn Senior High School.

In addition to the forty classrooms, it will contain a library, gymnasium, health area, cafeteria and administrative offices. In addition, a separate vocational and industrial arts building will be erected along with necessary service facilities.

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This Friday, Dec. 22, is the 15th anniversary of Catonsville's most celebrated births, those of the quadruplets of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hen, Jr., of 12 Park Drive. The principals involved, Joan, Thomas, Bruce and Donald., have never been interested in being celebrities. In fact, the celebration of their 15th birthday anniversary, as always, takes second place to Christmas although they may have a few friends in for ice cream and cake.

The Hen family, Dad, Mother, big brother John and the quadruplets will enjoy Christmas dinner at home next Monday.

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The 33-year-old Arbutus Community Association will award a scholarship of up to $1,000 each year to a deserving son or daughter of a resident of the Arbutus-Hale Thorpe vicinity who has lived in the area for at least three years at the time of the application.

The award will be made on the basis of the applicant's scholastic performance, character, leadership, ambition, soundness of plan and relative financial need.