50 YEARS AGO

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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.

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