50 YEARS AGO
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.