An article in the March 19, 1964 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on a demonstration that led to violence.

Three police officers were injured in a demonstration by approximately one hundred integrationists at Vernon's Rolling Rink at 418 Oella avenue on Sunday evening, March 15. None of the demonstrators were hurt.

Patrolman Edward Musil, injured with bruises about the chest and back, was taken to St. Agnes Hospital for x-rays and has been relieved of duty for several days. Patrolmen Earl Reidel and Paul Milton were the other two officers injured. All three have preferred charges of assaulting a police officer against a 19-year-old demonstrator. Eighteen adult and four juvenile demonstrators were arrested and immediately released on bail.


Rep. Clarence D. Long (D., Md.) has announced that the new Halethorpe Post Office will be built on Sulphur Spring road near the Arbutus Library at a cost of $273, 000. "I am delighted to announce that the new Post Office will be located where everyone wants it," Rep. Long said.

The Post Office Department previously had selected a site on Selma avenue which was strongly opposed by the Halethorpe-Arbutus community.


Cardinal Gibbons High School won the first varsity trophy in a debate tournament held at and sponsored by Milford Mill High School on Saturday, March 7.

The competition included top-ranking public and parochial schools. Milford Mill was second and Towson Senior High School came in third.

Michael Milanowski, a freshman, Jerry Steube, Timothy Schuler and Michael Auer, all sophomores, are the members of the winning Gibbons team.

Joseph Krolicki is moderator of the Forensic Club at Cardinal Gibbons.

75 Years Ago

A article in the March 17, 1939 edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported a shooting during an arrest at the police station.

Wild excitement prevailed in and around the Halethorpe police station early this Friday morning, when a prisoner who was being searched pulled a gun and fired seven bullets. Three persons were wounded in the rain of bullets. They are:

Patrolman Francis L. Schneider, turnkey at the station.

Harry Thompson, Washington, D.C., a lodger at the station.

Charles Brennan, Cumberland, Md., another lodger.

Patrolman Schneider and Harry Thompson were shot in the hips and legs. Brennan was injured by a glancing bullet that struck him on the head. All were taken to the University Hospital in the Violetville ambulance.

The man who is alleged to have done the shooting, and who gave his name as Reuben Postell, 28m 900 block New Hampshire avenue, Washington D.C., was overpowered by Patrolmen Norman G. Reinhardt and Joseph G. Schwartz, and locked up in a cell.

The shooting occurred at about 2:30 A.M., shortly after Postell had been arrested following an automobile accident at Washington boulevard and Ridge avenue.