50 YEARS AGO
The latest word from the office of Governor Spiro T. Agnew is that the position of Trail Magistrate and the third school board member for Queen Anne’s County are still unfilled.
On Wednesday morning, gubernatorial aide Art Sohmor acknowledged the Governor;s awareness of the vacancies and said that action will be taken as soon as possible, but the offices will not actually be vacant until after the first of May.
• • • Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. for Dr. Irvin Gorman Hoyt, for 15 years a general practitioner in Queenstown, who died March 30 in the Memorial Hospital at Easton after a brief illness. He was 51.
• • • Traffic continues to show a higher percentage increase across the two-lane Chesapeake Bay Bridge than the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel for the first two months of 1967, according to the State Roads Commission.
The flow of vehicles across the Bay span was up 5.2 percent for February over the same month last year, while it was up 4.9 percent for the same month at the Harbor Tunnel.
However, traffic showed a big 13.6 percent gain for the first two months of the year compared to 1966 for the bridge, compared to a 10.6 percent increase at the tunnel.
An average day in February saw 7,030 vehicles pass through the toll gates to cross the Bay Bridge.
• • • A letter to the Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court by two men recently sentenced has been considered and accepted as a motion for a new trial by Judge George B. Rasin Jr.
Isaac Clark and Marion Sylvester Fisher were tried and sentenced by Judge Raisin three weeks ago in a crime involving the theft of a 90 h.p. outboard motor valued at around $750, including attachments.
• • • Loaded down with textbooks, 1,200 students streamed into the new Queen Anne’s County High School building Friday morning for the first time. While there is no walkway, contractors put down large blocks of ceiling insulating material for the students to walk on from the bus to the doors.
• • • The Queen Anne’s County share of federal funds for