50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

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

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