An article in the Oct. 3, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian recognized the dedication of the newly built community college.
In springlike atmosphere, the new Catonsville Community College was officially dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 26, in ceremonies held on the lawn in front of the old Hilton mansion, now the Administration building of the college.
Two sidelights of major interest were noted on this occasion. County Executive Spiro T. Agnew made it clear that he favors spreading the county education upward toward the college level rather than downwards to kindergartners.
T. Bayard Williams, president of the county Board of Education, pointed out that the next Governor of Maryland probably was on the platform. He referred to Spiro T. Agnew, Republican, and Attorney General Thomas B. Finan, Democrat. Neither gentleman affirmed or denied such an aspiration.
Editor's note: Agnew was elected governor of Maryland in 1966.He resigned in 1969 after he was elected vice president of the United States. He was later charged with accepting more than $100,000 in bribes while he was county executive, governor and vice president. He resigned as vice president in 1973 as part of a deal in which he pleaded no contest to one charge of not reporting $29,000 in income.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Grimes celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 15. An anniversary buffet was given them by their son, Albert Grimes, and granddaughter, Mrs. Lewis Whiting, at their granddaughter's home in Stewartstown, Pa., with approximately forty of their friends and relatives attending.
Location for a branch of the University of Maryland has stirred a controversy which will probably have to be settled by Governor Tawes. A bill authorizing a new branch for the university was introduced in last year's session of the General Assembly by State Senator James A. Pine of Baltimore county. This measure, which passed both houses and was signed by Governor Tawes, specifies Baltimore county as the site for the new university branch.
The president and board of regents of the university have said that they favor the Ivy Hill area of Baltimore county as the site for the new campus. Since then, a number of other locations have been urged by various people, including land already owned by the State near the Spring Grove Hospital at Catonsville.
A 19-year-old Baltimore youth employed at a service station in the 600 block Edmondson avenue was arrested and held for action of the Grand Jury on charges of larceny after trust and giving a false report. Bail was set at $5,000.
75 Years Ago
An article in the Sept. 30, 1938, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported a building damaged during an accident.
Jack's Cafe, owned by Jack Clifford, located on the Washington Boulevard, was damaged when a large truck crashed through the building after colliding with an automobile on the road. The accident occurred Tuesday afternoon of this week. Four persons, including two women, that were passengers of the machine were injured. Six others escaped injury.
The Baltimore Grand Jury last Friday returned a murder indictment against three guards who allegedly participated in the fatal beating of Henry Baumgartner, an inmate at the Spring Grove State Hospital. Those indicted are: Donald W. Walters, 24, Elmer Albert Loveridge, 32, and Oliver C. Cockran, 21. All are out on bail.
They will be brought to trial about the middle of October, according to James C.L. Anderson, State's Attorney for Baltimore county.
An exhibition of table tennis will be given at the Catonsville table tennis courts this Saturday, October 1, at 8 P.M. Players include Dorothy Halliday, Manny Moskowitz, Gordon Barry, Charles Euker and others.
Miss Halliday, who resides near Catonsville, is runner-up in the National Table Tennis Tournament. All participants are known for their ability.
Catonsville High School girls opened the 1938-39 fieldball season with an 18-6 victory over Ellicott City High. On October 7, Catonsville meets Kenwood at Kenwood. The schedule ends November 4 with a home game against the strong Sparks squad.
The Catonsville girls are defending their title as fieldball champions of the Baltimore County High School P.A.L. loop. Coach Adeline Christhilf stated this week that no positions on the team are definitely filled. Miss Christilf is trying out various combinations to develop the team to its maximum playing strength.
Material courtesy of the archives of the Catonsville Historical Society.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun