As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, June 4, 1964:

Allegations were made 50 years ago against the operator of a driving school that its examiners had been accepting bribes to pass the applicants in the Bel Air driving test. Three of the five examiners had been suspended pending formal charges before the State Commissioner of Personnel. The State Police investigation began after a license applicant complained when his instructor asked him to tip his examiner. The amount of the bribes was not mentioned by investigators.

The commissioners of Bel Air wrote to the Department of Motor Vehicles in regard to the traffic in town caused by the driver's examinations given on Lee Street. A huge traffic jam occurred every Monday during the examination time. The Department of Motor Vehicles announced that starting in July, two days would be allotted for the examination in Bel Air instead of just one. The town commissioners requested that a state trooper supervise the traffic on examination days and that the MVA look for another location to give the exams.

Six representatives of the first class at the new John Carroll School in Bel Air presented a portrait of Bishop John Carroll to the new school's principal, Rev. Raymond E. Wanner. Rev. Wanner had been the assistant pastor at St. Margaret – St. Ignatius parish for the past six years. Also at the unveiling was the artist, Pedro Lopez of Baltimore. A check for $910 collected from contributions by the parishioners was also given to Father Wanner, whose family was also at the ceremony.


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Paul Thrailkill of Bel Air High School won a contest to design the new county coat of arms. Each contestant submitted a drawing and had to describe what his or her coat of arms represented. Thrailkill's description is as follows: The mantle is made up of two green cornstalks, one on each side of the top of the shield outlined in blue. The corn symbolizes Harford County's second largest industry. The shield consists of the map of Harford County, the Vert and Azure below the map and the white body of the shield. The Vert represents the hills and pastures in the county. The Azure around the map is on three sides and not at the top representing the three waters bordering Harford County. The white section represents dairy farming being the county's largest industry. The two brown horses represent the breeding of horses in the county. This was the county's third largest industry. The date in rules represents the year the county was founded. The crown below the date is Henry Harford's symbol. Henry Harford was the founder of Harford County.

The St. Francis de Sales Church in Abingdon was elevated to a Catholic Parish by the Catholic Archbishop Shehan. The new parish was established in 1866 as a mission of the St. Stephen's Parish in Bradshaw. The Rev. Maurice J. Wolf was appointed pastor at the new St. Francis parish.