50 YEARS AGO
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