50 YEARS AGO
The possibility of “free” sewers for Grasonville has been quickly dispelled by a letter from the State Health Department.
A statement was made at a meeting of some 50 people concerning the Kent Narrows housing problem recently, which indicated that Grasonville could get free water and sewer systems from federal and state funds.
Thomas W. Shives, chief of the Division of Sanitary Engineering for the State Health Department, said “we do not know of any federal grant program which will provide 100 percent payment for any water or sewer project. Some of the funds must be provided by the people to be served by such a project or from some local source.”
‘ ••• In a project designed to give students a first-hand understanding of the workings of the New York Stock Exchange, George Pease’s 10th grade World History class at Stevensville High School became stockholders on Feb. 4, 1966.
Each member of the class contributed his portion of the cost of of the purchase of five shares of common stock in Benguet Consolidated, a Philippine Islands mining concern. The class has kept a chart listing the stock’s daily values.
Since its purchase, at 1 3/4 points, or $1.75 per share, their investment has risen in value one point to a total value of $2.75 per share.
• • • C. Irving Pinder was confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate as Queenstown postmaster. He was among five Maryland postmasters nominated by President Johnson recently. Others are at Havre de Grace, Kensington, Salisbury and Willards.
An examination for rural carrier for the post office at Chester will be open for acceptance of applications until June 7, 1966, the [Postal] Commission announced today.