50 YEARS AGO
Stricter administrative control over the county’s welfare program was asked as a major recommendation of the Grand Jury for the March Term of the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court.
The members were in session three days, examined 17 witnesses and found seven true bills for the court docket.
W.E. Roe III, foreman for the Grand Jury, also said that the committee had been appointed to consult with the County Commissioners.
There was no special study made of the welfare program in the short time the jurors met, but in the report to the judges this was their first recommendation:
“A stricter administrative control of all phases of the Welfare program, including more frequent and thorough investigations of the eligibility of the applicants, to be followed by more frequent checks of the welfare recipients pertaining to changes in financial status and eligibility.”
••• Queen Anne’s County commuters, who were incensed by the discontinuation of “split ticket” books for use on two or more family cars, can relax again, at least temporarily.
A letter to one complainant from Jerome B. Wolff, chairman of the State Road Commission, states, “We have reviewed the question raised in your recent letter relative to the discontinuance of commutation books. It appears that we will have to seek further advice from our Traffic Consultants.
“However, pending on the final determination of the question, I am glad to advise that the Commission has instructed the Toll Facilities Administrator to revert back to the previously existing policy.”
••• An apparently disinterested man sat quietly in the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court last Friday as Judge J. DeWeese Carter disposed of a three-year-old murder charge against him.
This case was among several tried or now before the March Term of the circuit court. The Grand Jury returned seven indictments at the end of their three-day session last Thursday.
Leon Dashields, accused of the December 1963 murder of William Mabin at the Kent Narrows, has spent the last three years in the Clif-