Descriptions of the greater thrills in his baseball experiences in both the major and minor leagues were given by "The Catonsville Flash", as Mr. Maisel was known in his playing days. Tales of the doings of Tyrus Raymond Cobb, Otis Lawry, Roger Peckinpaugh, Maurice Archdeacon and other diamond luminaries of former years kept Mr. Maisel's audience in a state of rapt attention.
50 Years Ago
An article in the April 16, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported a new document for the library.
On Saturday, April 11, a reproduction of the Declaration of Independence etched in brass with a handsome frame was presented the Baltimore County Public Library, Catonsville Branch, by Edward S. MacNabb, Jr. The presentation was a feature of National Library Week.
The Catonsville Lacrosse Club, fresh from two wins last weekend, over Georgetown University, 15 to 2, and Baltimore Junior College, 9 to 8, will entertain George Washington University this Sunday, April 19, at 2 P.M. at Catonsville Senior High.
Ten Explorers from Post 306 and one Scout from Troop 306, both units of the Catonsville Presbyterian Church, spent two days on the Appalachian Trail, March 31 and April 1, on a 20-mile hike between Turner's Gap, MD., and Harper's Ferry, W. Va.
The day and night prior to the hike, Easter Monday, was spent encamped in Devil's Hollow, a rugged terrain.
Those who participated are Explorers Ritchie Brown, Richard Broening, Robert and William Ellis, Russell Gelston, James Gilhooly, Ralph Hutton, Thomas Manger, Daniel Miller, David Wheeler and Scout Wayne Allen.
Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.