50 YEARS AGO
Albert Stant, the cashier of the Queenstown Bank of Maryland, has taken over the reins of the Grasonville Memorial Post Post No. 7464, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the only VFW Post in Queen Anne’s County.
Stant succeeded W.E. “Buddy” Clevenger of Grasonville, at the annual installation dinner in the VFW Post Home with 135 members and friends in attendance.
At the same time, Mrs. Margaret Horney was seated as the new president of the Ladies Auxiliary succeeding Mrs. Pearl collier.
* * * While the two-lane Chesapeake Bay Bridge was recording a 6.1 percent increase in traffic for the month of April as compared to April 1966, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel showed a 2.6 percent decline for the same month.
For the first four months of 1967, the bridge traffic has increased 9.4 percent over last year while the Harbor Tunnel is up 6.1 percent for the same period.
Already more than a million vehicles have crossed the two-lane space, which recorded its first major warm weather weekend tie up last Sunday.
* * * Only one Methodist church in Queen Anne’s County received a pastoral change during the 28th session of the Peninsula annual conference at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Wilmington last weekend.
The new minister at the Sudlersville Charge is the Rev. Edward B. Blevins. He replaces the Rev. David Paul and will have three churches: Calvary-Asbury, St. Paul’s and Marvin Memorial.
* * * To rescind or not to rescind the order to combine all monies to be used for county expenditures along with school expenses on the tax bills still seems to be an unresolved question in the County Commissioners office.
On Tuesday, the commissioners acknowledged the receipt of a copy of a letter by the Board of Education’s attorney Vachel A. Downes Jr. to Superintendent Dr. H.C. Rhodes on the subject of lumped together higher taxes.
The commissioners admittedly