As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, July 5, 1962:
A study of the future development and needs of Harford Junior College was presented by Engelhardt and Leggett, an educational consultant firm in New York City, to the college Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of the College. The report indicated that by 1966 the enrollment of Harford Junior College would reach 700 students, 350 daytime students and 350 evening students, and by 1972, at least 1,000 students would be enrolled. The study further pointed out that 41 percent of Harford County's high school graduates were then attending college. This was well in excess of the national average of 33 percent. Enrollment numbers for the county's graduating seniors were expected to increase to 60 percent by 1971.
Plans were being laid out for the construction of the Edgewood Branch of the Harford County Public Library. The proposed building would be constructed on a 19,800-square-foot lot donated to the county by Walter Ward and Melvin Bosely. The 3,400-square-foot building would be in Edgewood Meadows. The estimated cost of construction would be $62,424, and the furniture, shelves, and books would cost another $40,000. Annual operating expenses of the branch were estimated to be around $16,700.
Harford County was exploring the possibility of concentrating sewage treatment at one location somewhere in the vicinity of Gray's Run, south of Aberdeen on the Bush River. The new sewage treatment location would service the area southwest of Aberdeen to Edgewood and also take in waste water from the rest stop on the Northeastern Expressway (now known as the Maryland House) and the Bata Shoe Company complex in Belcamp.
Miss Leslie Mae Davis, of Aberdeen, was crowned Miss Harford County by the Harford JayCees. Davis would represent Harford County at the Miss Maryland Pageant where she would vie for a $1,000 scholarship. She was also the recipient of a trophy from Pepsi-Cola, a Wittnauer watch from J. Davis Jewelers, three pairs of dress shoes from Bata Shoe and other gifts from local merchants.
The Harford County Historical Society announced it received a check of $1,000 toward the restoration of the Hays House in Bel Air, from the House and Garden Pilgrimage Committee of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland. After almost two years of sitting on timbers, the old house was placed on a permanent foundation and work toward maintenance and restoration had begun. It took almost $4,000 to save the old house for a museum and rescue it from complete destruction.
Two Chilean bicyclists made a stop over in Bel Air on their way to New York. The cyclists had been riding since November 1961 on a good-will tour of the United States. The cyclists, who averaged 70 to 80 miles per day, were hoping to meet President John F. Kennedyand Eleanor Roosevelt when they reached New York.
Brig. Gen. Fred J. Delmore was appointed as the Commanding General of the newly established Chemical Biological Radiological Agency to be located at the Army Chemical Center. The headquarters of the agency was to assume responsibilities previously assigned to the U.S. Army Chemical Corps. The agency would become part of the U.S. Army Materiel Command for the Department of the Army.
Growing numbers of women in Bel Air were entering the work force. Government figures showed 709 local women out of a total female population of 1,658 over the age of 14, or 42.8 percent, were then employed outside of the home. The women were working in factories, in stores, in offices and in almost every other area of work. Married women were responsible for most of the increase. Many of them wanted to work because they had too much time on their hands at home. Household chores were not occupying their day as they once did, thanks to such conveniences as frozen foods, automatic laundries and dishwashing machines.
The Amateur Jousting Club of Harford County spent the July 4 holiday showing off its skills in a jousting tournament. The tournament was held at St. Mark Church, in Fallston, in conjunction with the congregation's annual chicken dinner and carnival.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun