Police dog credited with finding suspected burglars in Aberdeen [50 years ago]

As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, Sept. 26, 1963:

A police dog was credited with the capture and arrest of two burglars 50 years ago this week. A telephone operator alerted police that Jarusek's Carry Out Restaurant on Route 40 in Aberdeen was being robbed. A Maryland State Police trooper arrived on the scene with his service dog. The officer and his dog proceeded into a wooded area to the rear of the restaurant, where the men were sniffed out by the dog and captured.

Harford County's only restaurant and rest stop on the Northeastern Expressway was nearing completion. It was expected to do a booming business once the roadway was opened. The rest was just south of Aberdeen.

More telephone service was provided to the Churchville area by the C&P Telephone Company. Another five miles of cable was laid 30 inches underground from Bel Air to Churchville. This cable would provide better long distance phone service to and from the Churchville area. The present capacity was 750 individual conversations at the same time. The new cable would allow 2,400 conversations. The cost of the construction was $90,000 which included the replacement of driveways, road entrances and shoulders along Route 22.

The C&P Telephone Company property on Hays Street in Bel Air was preparing for an addition to the dial center building. The addition would be two stories and extend 40 feet from the existing building. The expansion was needed because of the expected increase in population in Harford County and the conversion of the Edgewood system to dial service. The entire project would be ready for use by December 1964.

A contract was awarded for the extension and remodeling of the Bel Air Post Office. The work, which would take 11 months to complete, called for a new air-conditioning system, lighting and heating systems, a new mailing platform and enlarged parking lot and 2,970 square feet of extra work area.

The League of Women Voters of Harford County produced its first booklet containing a list of all elected and appointed county officials. The booklet listed the office, incumbents, party, expiration of term, salaries, expenses allowed and remarks on officials elected and those appointed by Harford County of the County Commissioners. It also included the governor, senators, Congressmen and Circuit Court judges and every other holder of an office or commission member in Harford County. The booklet would be made available to the public and was considered to be of considerable value.

The commissioners of Bel Air appointed James McMahan as chairman of the town's Music Committee. The commissioners asked McMahan to concentrate initially on the formation of a town band, with a town chorus and orchestra to follow. Mayor Buchal said there were many high school graduates in the area who had learned to play an instrument in school but upon leaving school, retired from the musical field. Mayor Buchal thought this talent could be put to good use for the enjoyment of all in the creation of a band.

Six hundred sisters and lay teachers from the Archdiocese of Baltimore visited the Broad Creek Memorial Scout Camp. The Catholic teachers participated in scouting skills and physical fitness activities during their stay. The trip was designed to give them a first-hand account of how the camp was operated. The visitors were also given demonstrations of Indian dances and shown various types of Indian costumes.

A gas and electric cooking and laundry demonstration, sponsored by the Harlan Brothers of Fallston, would be held at the Youth's Benefit Elementary School. A door prize would be awarded and refreshments served. Admission was free and everyone was invited to attend.

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