50 YEARS AGO
A lady world traveler, who owns property near Church Hill, is among the six faulty members hired by the new Chesapeake College as incoming freshmen are being accepted for the Class of 1969.
Dr. George Silver, Chesapeake’s president, has announced rapid progress for a late-spring 1967 start on the Wye Mills campus. Classes for the first year will be held in the new building of the Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville.
He announced the appointment of six full-time faculty members as the nucleus of the group which will be needed when the classes begin in September of this year.
•• • The County Commissioners made no appointments for Tuesday due to the scheduling of an afternoon zoning hearing on a petition from Kerr-McChemical Corp., but a few people did drop in.
During the early morning check signing and bond approvals, Leslie Evans, the Eastern Shore representative of the State Roads Commission, came in for a short unannounced visit.
The informal discussion centered around the coming summer and the problems which will reappear since Queen Anne’s County lost the parallel Bay Bridge, at least for the moment.
Evans revealed that a survey is about half complete regarding a request from Kent Islanders to pave the shoulder on Rt. 50 from Cox Neck Road several hundred feet to the point where Rt. 18 branches off to the right.
The object is to help residents get home during summer tie-ups by allowing them to bypass traffic at least for that short distance.
••• Thieves broke the glass in the front door and carted off a small office safe containing approximately $500 in cash sometime between 9 and 11 p.m. Sunday night.
State Police reported that the theft occurred at Wharton’s Esso Station at the junction of Route 213 and 18, just across the highway from Centreville Tag-A-Long Trailer Company.