50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

A tire blew out on a speed­ing car early Satur­day morn­ing caus­ing a crash that killed a 13-year-old boy and in­jured the four other teenagers in the car.

State Po­lice said the ac­ci­dent oc­curred just about 1 a.m. on U.S. Route 50/301, about two miles south of Queenstown.

The re­port said the car, “trav­el­ing at an ex­ces­sive rate of speed,” blew the left rear tire, ran of the road and struck a guardrail. The im­pact ripped the en­tire left side from the car, throw­ing the driver and one pas­sen­ger from the car.

The vic­tim was Earl Dou­glas Brooks of McGin­ness Cor­ner, a pas­sen­ger in the rear seat.

• • • One man was drowned and his brother saved in a boat­ing mishap off Blake­ford Point at Queenstown Har­bor Satur­day morn­ing.

The vic­tim, David P. Meade, 49, Ca­tonsville, was in a 10foot alu­minum scow with his brother, Robert B. Meade, 47, of Bal­ti­more, when the tiny craft cap­sized about 9 a.m.

Their cries for help were heard by Mrs. Suzanne P. McCel­lan from her home on Blake­ford Farm. Two men, BruceWells and Bernie Wil­liams, both of Queenstown, put out in a small boat to at­tempt a res­cue. The two found Robert cling­ing to the boat, but only an empty life pre­server floated where David had gone un­der some 50 yards off­shore.

• • • The Mary­land State Health Depart­ment has closed cer­tain por­tions of the Wye River, Wye Nar­rows and Wye East River in Queen Anne’s and Tal­bot coun­ties to shell­fish har­vesters be­cause of con­di­tions which they re­port as “pol­lu­tion and a haz­ard to pub­lic health.”

• • • Pretty Pat Cle­venger, 20-year-old, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. (Buddy) Cle­venger of Grasonville, was named Princess of the Kent Is­land Yacht Club Satur­day night at the an­nual cer­e­mony held in the club­house.

Pat,a stu­dent at Notre Dame in Bal­ti­more, where she hopes to be­come a school­teacher, was crowned by Club Com­modore Al­bert Baker and pre­sented a dozen long-stemmed roses. • • • Arthur A. Houghton Jr., chair­man of the Wye In­sti­tute, has been made an honorary

PAT CLE­VENGER

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