50 YEARS AGO
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.