Governor appoints Harry Dyer as circuit court judge

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As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, June 13, 1963:

Gov. Tawes appointed Harry E. Dyer Jr. a Havre de Grace attorney, as Harford County's new second Circuit Court Judge. Dyer was twice elected States Attorney from 1955 to 1963 and was also a member of the Democratic State Central Committee. Dyer was to be sworn in on July 1.


Burglars broke into three elementary schools in Harford County this week. Climbing through an open window of Forest Hill Elementary School, the burglars went to the storeroom where they ransacked desks, broke a lock off a door, took 20 cents, some forks and knives, drank some milk and fled. Glass was broken out of a door at Edgewood Elementary School, where several fountain pens and $2 were taken. At Jarrettsville Elementary School, burglars climbed into the school through a window. They broke the lock off a large cabinet in the basement and ransacked the office supplies. A lock was also broken off a soft drink vending machine and the machine was forced opened with an ax. The burglars took a waste paper basket to carry out their loot which consisted of numerous amounts of new pens and pencil leads.

Harford County's Radio Station, WVOB, was operational. The studio was adjacent to Bob Turley's Bowl on Route 1 in Bel Air. The hours of operation were from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1520 on the AM dial. The initial broadcast marked the culmination of several years of planning and preparation by the Bel Air Broadcasting Company Inc., which owned and operated the station. The firm was owned by a group of men who felt there was a need for a radio broadcasting facility to serve Bel Air and Harford County.


Hazel Fisher, who was the supervisor of elementary schools for the Board of Education of Harford County, retired after 25 years of service. A candlelight dinner party was given in her honor at the Maryland Country Club. C. Milton Wright, who was superintendent of schools when Fisher came to Harford County, had many complimentary and amusing incidents of her work to share with the crowd. Dr. Charles Willis, the current superintendent of schools, presented Fisher with an orchid corsage and a dinner ring, set with a pearl, sapphires and diamonds, gifts from those assembled for the occasion.

The First National Bank of Bel Air changed its name to the First National Bank of Harford County by an overwhelming vote of the stockholders. The name was changed because the financial institution was doing business in Aberdeen, Edgewood and Bel Air and the directors felt the new name was more appropriate.

The County Commissioners approved the rezoning of a tract of land at Fountain Green, which would be used for the construction of a funeral home by the Umbarger brothers.

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