FROM THE PAST
The announcement came just two days before he left for a three-week study tour of European nations.
** * A new post office will be built in the center of Queenstown at a cost of $48,991, it was announced this week by Postmaster General Lawrence F. O’Brien.
Queenstown Postmaster C. Irving Pinder said that the contract had been awarded to Wolaver &
Sawdy of Topping, Va.,and the masonry building is to be completed by Aug. 31, 1967.
The new building will be located on the south side of Main Street at Del Rhode Avenue, directly across the street from the present location.
* * * Complete integration of all Queen Anne’s County schools was assured for the 1967-68 school year in the projected plans outlined by the Board of Education this week at their regular monthly meeting.
Tentative dates for moving into the new comprehensive high school in Centreville were also announced by Dr. Harry C. Rhodes, county school superintendent. Graduation date was also given as June 4.
A geographical zoning plan was presented to the board as the final step to end segregation in the schools as the county’s part in abiding by Plan VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. played during the summer months at two dock bars.
* * * “Most oystermen are catching half of what a normal year would produce,” said Karen Oertel of W.H. Harris Seafood at the Kent Narrows.
Hand tonger Jeb Jones, grounded for the day because of high winds agreed, “I’m not making quite enough to eat. On a good day I’m making $50. Take $10 for gas, and it doesn’t leave much.”
Jones, previously a clammer, is “near about ready to quit.”
This year’s oyster industry has been hit hard from several directions. The diminished supply is being harvested not only by those who normally oyster, but also by many of those who have been displaced from clamming. With little or no legal size clams to dig, many clammers have turned to oystering to make it through the winter.
* * * Donations to the United Way of Queen Anne’s County will enhance the lives of 13,749 county residents this year.
Despite the recession, donations have increased this year, only its second in operation. The chapter is already gaming recognition and contributors. “We’re running 30 percent ahead of last year,” said Chief Executive Officer Richard Forbecker. “My theory is when times are tough, people who are working are more sensitive to those who are not and are therefore more generous.”
A nonprofit organization run by local volunteers and one part-time staff member, the United Way of Queen Anne’s County has raised $104,000 since July 1, 1991. These funds are now distributed to 18 local charitable organizations, although there are 35 pending applications.
*** An early morning fire left a Crumpton man homeless early Saturday morning.
John Marcus’ home on Double Creek Road was destroyed after the 12:01 a.m. blaze that did $20,000 worth of damage, according to Crumpton Fire Chief Norman Husfelt.
Marcus is staying with relatives, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.