50 YEARS AGO

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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.

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