The Catonsville Community Athletic Club, which has formerly sponsored only sports in which the club was represented by a team, now plan to inaugurate a system of competition between teams composed of its own members. The sports to be selected are those in which every member of the club may participate. This is a further extension of the club's plan to make some form of athletics available to its entire membership, thus enabling all members to obtain sufficient exercise to keep physically fit.

Teams will be formed in softball and bowling, with other sports to be added from time to time.

50 Years Ago

An article in the March 7, 1963, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian announced a new place for local teens.

In spite of the inclement weather, approximately 300 members and guests were on hand for the first "guest night" which was held at Westowne Teen Center on Friday, March 1. Music by a band was enjoyed by many. The main room at Westowne School was filled to capacity with the band fans while the smaller room, also used for the Teen Center, drew the attention of those interested in ping pong, chess, checkers and the newly purchased TV set. The first guest night was a complete success.


County Executive Spiro T. Agnew and County Librarian Richard D. Minnich inspected the Baltimore County Public Library's third bookmobile which will begin service on Monday, March 11. The new bookmobile, one of the largest in Maryland, will serve the western section of the county from the Patapasco river in the Lansdowne area to Randallstown.

With headquarters in Arbutus, operating five days and two nights for a total of 35 open hours per week, the bookmobile will make five stops Mondays in the Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands-Riverview area; six stops Tuesdays in the Woodlawn and Catonsville Manor area; six stops Wednesdays in the Catonsville and Granite area; four stops Thursdays in the Edmondson Heights and Westview are; six stops Fridays in the Liberty road area.

The bookmobile has a book-carrying capacity of 4,000 volumes and will draw on a branch collection of 50,000 volumes.


Fifteen-month-old Jans Flumerfelt of Craftswood road was rushed to St. Agnes hospital in the Catonsville Fire Department ambulance on Feb. 18 after he had eaten a cake of deodorizer which he had taken from a diaper pail lid. He was treated and released.


Officer Wilmer S. Ewing of the Wilkens police station on routine patrol last week came upon a suitcase abandoned in the 6400 block Frederick road. Upon investigation, he discovered that the suitcase contained a live cat and a man's clothing. The suitcase was brought to the police station and the cat was turned over to the Humane Society of Baltimore County. Two wine bottles were also found inside the suitcase, one full and one empty.

Material from archives courtesy of the Catonsville Historical Society.