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State settles condemnation case with Maryland Green Marble

BY ROBIN BENJES, rbenjes@theaegis.com

10:17 AM EDT, May 6, 2013

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As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 9, 1963:

One of the longest condemnation cases ever heard in the Harford County Circuit Court was settled. The Maryland Green Marble Corporation of Cardiff signed an option with the State Roads Commission in regard to land they would lose in the construction of Route 165. The Maryland Green Marble Corporation would receive $43,500 plus a title fee equal to the 10.23 acres cut off from ITS main quarry. This land could be disposed of at the corporation's discretion.

Helen Armstrong Jones became the first woman to be elected to the City Council of Havre de Grace. James Vancherie successfully won his bid for reelection as mayor.

More than 11,000 people received free chest X-rays at a mobile unit provided by the Harford County Tuberculosis Association. The X-ray films were being studied by experts at the State Health Department. Participants would be notified of their test results by mail.

Directors of the Commercial & Savings Bank of Bel Air contracted to purchase an apartment house and former theatre building directly behind the bank building on Main Street. Bank officials were looking to possibly expand their banking facilities. It was anticipated that the purchased structures would be razed to leave room for an addition to the bank building. One possible addition would be the inclusion of a drive-in window for customers convenience.

Progress was continuing on Bel Air's new radio station that was housed in the Bob Turley's Bowl on Route 1 south of town. The office equipment and turntables were installed as well as microphones, a control board, transmitter and other equipment necessary for high fidelity broadcasting. The new radio station, to be called WVOB (Wonderful Voice of Bel Air), would go on the air before the end of the month.

The Joppa-Magnolia Fire Company proudly displayed its new 1963 ambulance. The ambulance was purchased to keep in step with the increase in the population of the community, giving the company now two modern ambulances to continue its service to the residents of Joppa.

John Unitas, quarterback of the Baltimore Colts, appeared at the annual Harford Day School Spring Festival & Bazaar. Unitas was available to pose for pictures and to sign autographs.

The board of directors of the Maryland Golf and Country Club announced that the membership had just reached 450 members. Only 50 additional members would be accepted into the club, topping off the total club membership at 500 members.

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