50 YEARS AGO
One woman was killed and five other Kent Narrows residents injured at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 301 and 304 east of Centreville.
Police identified the woman as Bessie Lee Henry, 63, who was thrown from the car by the force of the impact. She died of a skull fracture, according to Dr. C.R. Layton, at the scene.
The injured were: Alex F. Cooper, 64, the driver; his wife Gertrude, 52; George Baynard, 36, Andrew Wright, 52; and Mervin Christian Jr., 36.
The car was proceeding east on 304 and it crossed the southbound lane and apparently pulled directly into the path of a truck hauling a 10x40-foot new house trailer north on the dual highway.
••• A new trial magistrate, a new substitute trial magistrate and four new justices of the the peace will take office on Monday.
The new trial magistrate named this week by Governor Spiro T. Agnew is John W. Sause Jr., a Centreville attorney. The substitute trial magistrate, named earlier this year, is William N. Hoxter Jr. of Stevensville.
••• John A. Tipton, 39, a resident of Queenstown, has been formally named as a Board of Education member for Queen Anne’s County succeeding Mrs. Carolyn Thompson of Grasonville.
The six-year term was announced by Gov. Agnew Tuesday as he named new members in 21 other county school boards.
An active civic leader, Tipton has been an agent with the Nationwide Insurance Company since September 1960 and a resident of this county since 1960. He is married and has three sons and a daughter.
••• Construction work on dualizing U.S. Route 301 through Queen Anne’s County is proceeding on schedule, according to the State Roads Commission with completion date expected sometime in October 1967.
••• For the third successive month of 1967, traffic on the two-lane Chesapeake Bay Bridge showed an increase over the similar period last year.
There was a 7 percent rise for the month of March, and for the first three months, there has been nearly an 11 percent increase in the amount of vehicles using the span.
Through March 31, a grand total of 731,261 vehicles crossed the Bay span, indicating that last year’s record will probably be passed before the end of 1967. As of this date last year, a total of 659,314 vehicles had used the bridge.
An average day in March saw 9,427 vehicles cross the 4.4-mile span.