FROM THE PAST

Record Observer - - Opinion -

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.

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