50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

Rea­sons for open­ing a part of the new com­pre­hen­sive high school build­ing de­spite the fact that it is far from com­ple­tion were ex­plained again this week by Dr. Harry C. Rhodes, su­per­in­ten­dent of

Queen Schools.

… Dr. Rhodes stated that the de­ci­sion as to whether or not to move into the school for the fall term had been made last Fe­bru­ary while teach­ers were be­ing hired and Fed­eral funds were pro­tected. It was the de­ci­sion then that plans would be to move into the school if at all pos­si­ble so that all se­nior high stu­dents would be to­gether and their pro­grams would not have to be dis­rupted in the mid­dle of the year. All the present school build­ings were con­sid­ered and it was de­cided that the up­per grades would be put to­gether so that they would not have to be re­sec­tioned as would have been the case if they re­mained in the present high school build­ings. Anne’s County

*** The County Com­mis­sion­ers were “very im­pressed” with the ar­chi­tect’s draw­ing of the new Queen Anne’s County Free Li­brary which was pre­sented on Tues­day by the Li­brar­ian, Mrs. Robert John­ston.

In dis­play­ing the plans for the new colo­nial type struc­ture, Mrs. John­ston made it cleat that this was not a re­quest for any ad­di­tional funds, but sim­ply her de­sire to show the com­mis­sion­ers where the money al­ready al­lo­cated was go­ing.

… The an­tic­i­pated Free Li­brary will face Com­merce Street in Cen­tre­ville, ad­join­ing Wright’s Chance and has been de­signed to com­pli­ment the colo­nial ar­chi­tec­ture of the county’s fa­mous his­toric site.

*** The gen­eral mem­ber­ship of the Cen­tre­ville Cham­ber of Com­merce has been warned by let­ter this week that the or­ga­ni­za­tion will dis­band un­less there is a good at­ten­dance at a din­ner­meet­ing Mon­day, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Cen­tre Ville Tea Room.

The let­ter, signed by Pres­i­dent Her­bert Gold­stein and Sec­re­tary Dr. Mar­shall I. Kader, was sent to 76 busi­ness firms in Queen Anne’s County, but pri­mar­ily in Cen­tre­ville.

Dr. Kader said, how­ever, that only 52 firms are ac­tual paid-up mem­bers for this year.

At­ten­dance at the monthly gen­eral mem­ber­ship din­ner-meet­ings has dropped sharply in the past year, with as lit­tle as 12 at­tend­ing at times.

*** More than 100 grad­u­ates, their wives and hus­bands, at­tended the third an­nual Church Hill High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion din­ner­dance Satur­day evening at the Frank M. Jar­man Amer­i­can Le­gion Post Home in Ch­ester­town.

The first class grad­u­ated in 1921 and the school was closed af­ter the 1946 class. The build­ing is now the Church Hill Ele­men­tary School.

The new of­fi­cers were in­stalled with Mrs. He­len Everett mov­ing into the pres­i­dent’s chair from her vice-pres­i­dent’s po­si­tion. The new vice-pres­i­dent is Charles E. Smith of New Cas­tle, Del, while the sec­re­tary and trea­surer re­main the same: Mrs. Pauline Cole­man and Mrs. Lor­raine Clough.

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