50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

A group of prom­i­nent Cen­tre­ville res­i­dents have of­fered to raise an es­ti­mated $50,000 to $60,000 of the cost of the pro­posed new Queen Anne’s County Free Li­brary as a memo­rial to a for­mer res­i­dent.

The an­nounce­ment was made this week to the Board of Trustees of the li­brary who are await­ing fi­nal work­ing plans for the new li­brary build­ing, which is es­ti­mated to cost be­tween $250,00 and $325,000.

James O. Pip­pin Jr., a mem­ber of the board, and one of the seven cit­i­zens who are anx­ious to pay tribute to Ken­neth Wil­son, who died last year while on a world cruise, named the other mem­bers of the group: Mrs. Harry J. Duffy Jr., Robert R. Price Jr., Dr. A.J. Blaney, Fer­di­nand LaMotte III, Sydney G. Ash­ley and John E. Mears.

••• Queen Anne’s County kept pace with the State of Mar yland last year in set­ting an all-time bloody record for high­way ac­ci­dents.

For the first time since Mary­land State Po­lice have been keep­ing the sta­tis­tics, this county passed the 500 mark in the to­tal num­ber of traf­fic mishaps with 502; up 48 from the pre­vi­ous year and up al­most 100 for 1964.

It was a grim year for driver and pas­sen­ger. There were 17 peo­ple killed and 479 in­jured, a tremen­dous

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