50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - OPINION -

Named to fill the prin­ci­pal’s po­si­tions which ex­ist in Queen Anne’s County High School, South County Ele­men­tary School and Crumpton Ele­men­tary School re­spec­tively are Philip Jack­son, at pre­sent the high school su­per­vi­sor; Mrs. Bertha Emory, presently a teacher and cur­ricu­lum co­or­di­na­tor at South County School, and Gary Fields, a sixth grade phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher in Sudlersville.

Jack Smigo will fill the va­cancy left when Mr. Jack­son leaves his high school su­per­vi­sor’s post.

The School Board of­fi­cially made the ap­point­ment of Mr. John H. Webb as Queen Anne’s County Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools.

••• A two-car col­li­sion early Sun­day morn­ing re­sulted in the death of one man and in­juries to three other peo­ple at the in­ter­sec­tions of Routes 300 and 290, Dud­ley’s Cor­ner, just west of Sudlersville.

State Po­lice said that Charles Graham, 49, of Smyrna, died at 4:25 p.m. Mon­day in the Kent-Queen Anne’s Hos­pi­tal in Ch­ester­town of in­juries sus­tained in the crash that oc­curred about 12:30 a.m. Sun­day.

It was the fourth fa­tal ac­ci­dent in Queen Anne’s County this year. Last year, 17 peo­ple died on the roads here.

••• The Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sion­ers “held the line” on the tax rate, even re­duc­ing it slightly from last year, as they an­nounced Tues­day the 196768 county levy at $2.15 per $100 of as­sessed value of real es­tate and per­sonal prop­erty.

While the state raised their tax by two cents from 15 to 17 cents, the county was able to re­duce their rate by two cents to make it $2.32 over­all for county cit­i­zens.

The com­mis­sion­ers said nearly all of the county’s $2.15 rate is levied for use of the school sys­tem, while the gen­eral op­er­at­ing ex­penses of the county will be fi­nanced pri­mar­ily by state-shared funds.

The 1967-68 bud­get … topped the $2 mil­lion fig­ure — at $2,2333,543 — as com­pared with last year’s fis­cal bud­get which was $1,965,37.10.

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