50 YEARS AGO
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