50 years ago: Aegis announces move from Main to Hays Street

As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, July 19, 1962:

After 57 years in the same location on Courtland Street, The Aegis newspaper announced that it would be moving, relocating to its new larger facility on Hays Street. The move was scheduled for the end of July. Anticipation was high regarding the new form of printing that would be implemented in the new larger building.

A guilty verdict was rendered against a 28 year-old man, one of two people arrested in connection with the slaying of a Route 40 service station operator. The charges included first degree murder, robbery and robbery with a deadly weapon. His sentencing was to wait until the conclusion of a trial against his co-conspirator. The 28-year-old was expected to testify against his partner whom he claimed was the trigger man in the murder.

Two died in separate drowning incidents in the Susquehanna River this week. Kenneth Love, 17, of Perryville, was attempting to swim to the shore from the B&O Railroad bridge when he went under. His body was later discovered near an abutment of the bridge. The second victim, Demetro Elchak, 50, of Baltimore, fell from his rented boat after attaching an outboard motor to his rowboat. He was headed toward the B&O Railroad bridge to fish. When the motor wasn't working properly, Elchak attempted to anchor to a rock and lost his balance and tumbled into the water. Coast Guard and Havre de Grace rescue squad members discovered Elchak's body floating about 75 yards off shore near the spot where he drowned.

Communications at the Benson State Police Barracks were temporarily cut off after a bulldozer accidentally severed the telephone, Teletype and short wave cables. The project taking place outside of the barracks was construction of a new sewer system. Temporary arrangements were made to have all telephone calls relayed through the Conowingo Post Office's phone and then radioed to Bel Air until the damage was repaired. The Barack's operation went on in this manner without a hitch for the remainder of the day.

A new booklet was available to physicians from the Heart Association of Harford County to use in prescribing fat-controlled diets for patients. Entitled "Planning Fat-Controlled Meals for 1,200 and 1,800 calories," the booklet was available to patients only on a physician's prescription. The Heart Association recommended "the reduction or control of fat consumption, under medical supervision" as a possible means of decreasing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The Heart Association emphasized that there was no final proof yet that dietary changes could prevent heart attacks.

Kefauver Lumber Company in Bel Air and Forest Hill advertised: "Build Your Own Walk and Patio, Green or Red 2 X * X 16' Block, 22 cents each, cement color 15 cents each. Iron Railing, come in and see these beautiful railings and columns which will add galmour, and value to your home, $1.30 per foot."

The Motor Sales Company of Bel Air, "Remember, a good deal depends on the dealer!" For sales this week: 1960 Oldsmobile, $2,495; 1958 Chevrolet convertible, $1,250; 1960 Ford station wagon, $1,495; 1960 Falcon four-door sedan, $1,295.

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