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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-

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