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.
Mount St. Joseph's, Irvington, will be the scene of a large celebration beginning on Memorial Day and ending in June the observance of the centenary of the founding of the Zaverian Brotherhood, a Catholic order of religious teachers.
The celebration at St. Joe will include a pageant at Gibbons Field on May 30 and a sports program on June 10 with a student-alumni baseball game, tennis matches, swimming and softball. A banquet and dance will be held the same night at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore.
The delightful operetta, "Hansel and Gretel", was given by the primary grades of the Lansdowne public school on Thursday and Friday evenings. Mrs. Smull and Mrs. Kelley, teachers of the first and second grades, directed the operetta and the costumes were supervised by Miss Powers and Miss Arata.
Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Mengers of 109 Smithwood avenue, Catonsville, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital as the result of an automobile accident last week, when the machine in which they were riding was struck by another car coming in the opposite direction. Mrs. Mengers was thrown out of the car and into a fence. She sustained bruises of the head and face. Mr. Mengers was thrown from the machine and struck the pavement, sustaining a fractured skull.
100 Years Ago
An article in the March 21, 1914 edition of The Argus commented on the loss of talent suffered by a local baseball team.
John Porter, the well-known utility player of the Catonsville Volunteer Company, left Sunday for Petersburg, V., where he will be given a try-out in the Virginia League. Porter is expected to hold down second base. The firemen this season will be greatly handicapped by the loss of three valuable players. Besides Porter, Arthur Gerwig is now in the camp of the Baltimore Orioles and Henry Eck has signed with the Boston Nationals.
Fire was caused Wednesday afternoon at the home of A. Spindler, at Arbutus, near Catonsville, by an explosion of a coal oil stove in the kitchen. Mrs. Spindler, who was washing at the time, hastily seized her infant and escaped from the room and gave the alarm.
Neighbors formed a bucket brigade and extinguished the flames. The Catonsville Engine Company responded to the alarm, but the flames were under control when the firemen arrived.
Frederick, 8-year-old son of Henry Fischbach, of Winter's avenue, is in a critical condition at St. Agnes' Hospital as the result of being run over Tuesday morning on the Frederick road, near Melvin avenue, by a farm wagon loaded with corn.
The boy, in company with several companions, started for school and after riding on a wagon going west, jumped off and climbed aboard the farm wagon of Lee D. Pomeroy, of Howard county, which was going in the direction of the school. When near Melvin avenue, the youth attempted to jump from the wagon. He fell to the roadway, the rear wheel of the vehicle passing over his body. The wagon and contents weighed about three tons.
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