50 YEARS AGO
Chesapeake College recently passed a significant milestone in its development when it was formally named as a Recognized Candidate for Accreditation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
This recognition, according to Dr. George Silver, president, represents the second step in the long but extremely important process of full accreditation which guarantees the transfer of credits from one college to another. To the graduate of a junior college who desires to transfer to a senior college, full accreditation of the junior college is of prime importance.
* * * Centreville National Bank President A. Sydney Gadd Jr. was named this week to a 25-member citizens committee to prepare a “complete and accurate” picture of the need for a parallel Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
The committee, appointed by Governor Tawes, was created in response to requests received from organizations and individuals, including the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore and the Anne Arundel County Trade Council, he said.
The Governor quoted an excerpt from a Baltimore Chamber letter which said: “In no public issue in recent years has there existed a greater void of information among the voting public than in the present issue surrounding the proposed second crossing of the Chesapeake Bay.”
*** One of the issues which will be set before the voters at the General Election on Nov. 8 will be the referendum on the construction of a second Bay Bridge parallel to the existing bridge. In this week’s legal notices on page 7 of the Second Section is the entire referendum concerning the construction of a second Bay Bridge.
The was actually an Act approved by the General Assembly in its regular session this year, but petitions filed by opponents have force the issue to referendum before the entire voting public.
* * * A Sudlersville woman died early Monday of burns received in an explosion in her home Sunday night.
Doctors at Kent-Queen Anne’s Hospital, Chestertown, reported Mrs. Hester Louise Kilson, 59, suffered burns over mot of her body. A hospital spokesman said she died at 1:15 a.m.
Her husband told Maryland State Police that he was outside their home on Teal’s Branch Road about three miles from Sudlersville about 3:30 Sunday when he heard a dull explosion within the home.
He said he rushed into the house and found his wife engulfed in flames. She had apparently tried to ignite a fire with kerosene in the wood stove in their home, he said.