50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

A com­pre­hen­sive plan for recre­ational devel­op­ment of the Cor­sica River Wa­ter­shed Project pro­posed by the County Re­cre­ation and Parks Board was ap­proved last week by the County Com­mis­sion­ers.

The meet­ing, held on Wed­nes­day in­stead of Tues­day due to the Gen­eral Elec­tion, was at­tended by A.C. Hawkins, Chair­man of the Parks Board, Vachel A. Downes Jr., Os­car Sch­midt, Board mem­bers, Wil­liam Davis of the County Soil Con­ser­va­tion Ser­vice and Ge­orge Wheeler of the U.S. De­part­ment of Soil Con­ser­va­tion.

* * * The Post Of­fice De­part­ment is seek­ing com­pet­i­tive bids to build and lease a new post of­fice at Queen­stown, Post­mas­ter Lawrence F. O’Brien an­nounced to­day.

The pur­pose of com­pet­i­tive bid­ding, Mr. O’Brien said, is to en­cour­age the most at­trac­tive and eco­nom­i­cal of­fer to the gov­ern­ment in line with Pres­i­dent John­son’s econ­omy pro­gram to achieve the best pos­si­ble Postal Ser­vice at the least pos­si­ble cost.

Un­der the De­part­ment’s Lease Con­struc­tion Pro­gram, the site se­lected at Queen­stown, which will be lo­cated on the south side of Main Street at Del Rhode Av­enue, will be as­signed to the successful bid­der, who will pur­chase the prop­erty, con­struct the build­ing ac­cord­ing to the De­part­ment spec­i­fi­ca­tions and lease it to the Post Of­fice De­part­ment for a ba­sic pe­riod of ten years, with four five-year re­newal op­tions.

* * * A small home was com­pletely de­stroyed by fire early Wed­nes­day morn­ing in Gra­sonville, but no one was re­ported in­jured.

Fire­men from Gra­sonville, Queen­stown and Kent Is­land re­sponded with eight trucks to the 1:03 a.m. alarm, but the house was be­yond any sav­ing by the time the first trucks ar­rived.

It is sit­u­ated back of the old gram­mar school and was com­pletely gut­ted by the flames.

Irene Scott, the owner, told fire­men she was at the laun­dro­mat with four of her small chil­dren when she heard about her home on fire.

* * * Newly elected County Com­mis­sion­ers Leonard Smith and Julius Groll­man sat in on the reg­u­lar Tues­day ses­sion for the presently sit­ting board, but the ses­sion was not in­struc­tive as there were no ap­point­ments sched­uled for the day.

Other than the rou­tine sign­ing of checks and war­rants, the most ex­cit­ing dis­cus­sion of the day was who was go­ing to pay for lunch. Com­mis­sioner Wil­liam E. Cole­man, re-elected to an­other term, lost that round.

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