50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

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.

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