50 YEARS AGO
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
… 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.