50 YEARS AGO
At the May meeting of the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education, after reviewing the results of transfer enrollments, the board decided to continue with the freedom of choice registration, which has been in progress during April.
The board reviewed a summary of the recently completed registration which showed the total enrollment at 4,284. Of this enrollment, 1,965 will be in elementary schools, 1,145 will be in the middle schools, and 1,174 in the new comprehensive high school.
The summary further shows the student and faculty desegregation of county schools with 49 percent of the Negro enrollment registered in integrated schools and approximately nine faculties in the county in the county’s 13 schools to be integrated next year.
• • • Is charter rule too sophisticated for Queen Anne’s County? Should we continue with county commissioners under the code home rule system?
These and other questions will be answered on Thursday, May 17, beginning at 8 o’clock, at a public meeting in the Centreville High School on charter rule or code rule for the county. This open meeting has been called by the Queen Anne’s Jaycees and all citizens are urged to attend. Howard Wood III, Centreville attorney, will be the moderator.
[Code rule] form of government will allow more home rule, but continue with the three-man commissioner board. ••• Francis Hall was the only resident to file for the office of Church Hill town commissioner in the coming election.
Hall served as commissioner from 1960 to 1964. [The] outgoing commissioner is board president D. Edgar Hurlock. The remaining board members are Edward Luff, who becomes president, and Barrett Smith, who will be named treasurer.