This is exactly the kind of Baltimore ephemera (especially in book form) that I live for. Hyman Pressman was the comptroller of Baltimore from 1963-1991. I don’t have any memories of him since he was before my time but, he seemed like quite the character.
For the purpose of this post, he was a compulsive verse writer. At the drop of a hat he would pen a few lines to commemorate an event, a person, and his sports teams.
Watchdog came out in 1977. Pressman died in 1996 (obit)
CITY HALL’S HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY
Our City Hall is a hundred years old.
They claim the dome was never sold.
With so much hot air, it’s none too soon.
To put it all in a hot-air balloon.