Catonsville club team blanked by Navy on Annapolis gridiron in 1911

An article in the Oct. 28, 1911 edition of The Argus reported on the determined effort by a local football club in a loss to a Naval Academy plebe team in Annapolis.

The football team of fourth-class midshipmen of the Navy met the team of Catonsville Country Club, on the academy gridiron Wednesday and rolled up 15 points to their opponents' nothing. But the visitors made the plebes work hard to do it. The sailor lads not only outweighed the Catonsvillians, but they also displayed a greater variety of plays that kept the club boys guessing. And, while the visitors fought doggedly to the final whistle, they could not check the progress of the young middies.


A real estate transaction which may mean the opening of a big industry in Baltimore took place Monday, when the old Horner farm, on Dogwood road, near Alberton, said to be rich in asbestos deposits, was sold to Mr. Myer Brave, of Baltimore, who has been negotiating for some months with representatives of some of the large asbestos manufacturing companies. Mr. Bortert Biggs, as trustee, sold the property.

A number of inspections by representatives of the asbestos interests were made before the purchase was consummated.


Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cromwell, Jr., will give a large dance this winter for their debutante daughter, Miss Charlotte Cromwell, and will also give a series of week-end house parties at their winter home on Ingleside avenue.

75 Years Ago

An article in the Oct. 23, 1936 edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian recognized the accomplishments of a local businessman.

Mr. and Mrs. George A. Farley of Frederick and Shady Nook Avenues have just returned from Louisville, Ky., where they attended the annual session of the conference of Embalmers Examining Board of the United States, and the National Funeral Directors Association. Mr. Farley, who is president of the Maryland State Funeral Directors Association and a member of The State Board of Undertakers of Maryland, was elected a vice-president of the Conference of the Embalmers Examining Road of the United States of this session.


The Catonsville High School booters nosed out the Sparrows Point High School soccer team by the slim margin of 2 to 0 in a league contest at Catonsville last Friday. This victory marked the second straight win for the Catonsville eleven.

The Sparrows Point team started a fast attack with their backs helping to keep the ball in Catonsville territory. These attacks were held off by the great kicks of Ritz, the Catonsville full back, which carried over half the field. Near the closing of the third quarter, Haddaway shot a goal past the Sparrows Point goalie, which decided the game.


Last year's graduating class of Catonsville High School stands extraordinarily high in the winning of scholastic awards. Catherine Kiler, after competing with thirty-six other students, won a four-year scholarship to Western Maryland College, which includes board, tuition and lodging.

Sam Miller was given the Faculty Scholarship Fund of $150 and is using it at the Maryland State Teachers' College, Towson.

Robert Hilprecht and Malcolm Ogle were awarded senatorial scholarships to the Johns Hopkins University. These scholarships, won on the basis of competition, are renewable annually and are worth $450 each year.

50 Years Ago

An article in the Oct. 26, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian promoted a community Halloween party.

The fourth annual costume parade and Hallowe'en party for the Catonsville community will be held next Tuesday evening, Oct. 31, under sponsorship of four local men's service clubs, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and Optimist. This is the first year that Optimist has joined in the sponsorship of the Frederick road parade, this club having previously sponsored a party on Hallowe'en night in Westview.

The festival will start with a parade in which everyone is invited to participate in costume. The goblin parade will form at Frederick road and Sanford avenue and step off at 7:30 P.M. to the music of Providence Lodge I.O.O.F. Band. The crazily clad, cavorting procession will move east on Frederick road to the Catonsville elementary school where the costumes will be judged and the prizes awarded. The Providence Band also will entertain on the grounds.


Traffic on Ingleside avenue between the Baltimore National Pike (Route 40) and Edmondson avenue is banned for one month while a sewer line is being installed. Motorists should use the Beltway as a detour.

A portion of the road will be available for limited use by local traffic while work progresses but no vehicles will be admitted to the section between Calverton street and Route 40 where excavating is to be conducted.


Burleigh Brown of Catonsville blunted the beaks of turkeys that will be let loose in November for a Thanksgiving Day turkey shoot at Fort Meade to benefit the post Boy Scout troop. The birds are being debeaked to cut down on gobbler squabbles which have resulted in one turkey's demise and injuries to others. The machine used in the process shortens the top portion of the beak. Currently, there are 21 gobblers at the post conservation farm.


A new Active Treatment Building at Spring Grove Hospital is under construction and scheduled to open by the end of the year. The structure will house one hundred patients and will contain the most modern treatment facilities.

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.

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