From the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Aug. 31, 1961:

Harford County students were preparing to return to school on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1961. At the time, 17,500 students were registered in the county, attending 28 county schools.

Harford Junior College opened for classes on Sept. 14.

When Harford Day School opened on Sept. 15. 1961, it was the first year for seventh grade in the school.


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Concerns with gangs of teenage boys from Aberdeen and Havre de Grace made the news. There was no damage reported, but the gangs were hanging around in front of stores and restaurants and when told to move on, they would take off and race in their cars on county roads.

There was a article on whether the Bel Air Race Track would reopened for another season of horse racing. A great deal of pressure is being put on the county to keep the Bel Air track open.

Dr. Robert H. Kent bequeathed $600 to Harford Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kent had benefited from the professional services offered to him as a patient at the hospital. The bequest was welcomed and was to help pay for a new clinical laboratory.

A soldier stationed at APG was charged with the theft of a 1950 Oldsmobile. The soldier was apprehended two days later after he had abandoned the Oldsmobile in New Castle, Del., where he allegedly stole another vehicle.

Harford's Farm Queen, Miss Jane Amoss, was one of four selected to be on the Queen's Court at the Maryland State Fair inTimonium.

Four teenage boys dropped 30 watermelons on the parking lot of the Acme Store and streets of Bel Air. The four were found guilty of malicious destruction of property. The melons were piled outside the supermarket. Each teen was ordered to pay $15 restitution to the store and $25 in court costs. This brought the cost of each of the melons destroyed to $5.33.

Members of the Jarrettsville High School Class of 1911 celebrated their 50th Reunion at the Kingsville Inn. All eight graduates were living and seven were present at the dinner. Members of the class believed it was the first class having all members living 50 years after graduation. They were also the first class from the school to celebrate their 50th reunion with a teacher present. Mr. Earl Baity Sr. taught the first agriculture class at Jarrettsville High and it was his first year of teaching. A nice photo of the group was on the front page of The Aegis this week 50 years ago.

You could get your school supplies at Woolworth's at 5 S. Main Street in Bel Air: bookbags $1.59, filler paper 88 cents, loose leaf binder $1, pencil box 39 cents.