50 YEARS AGO
With an estimated 1,700 parents, relatives and friends looking on, diplomas were awarded the 236 members of the first Queen Anne’s County High School graduating class Sunday afternoon in the gym of the still unfinished high school building.
It was the first public function held in the gym and the heat was stifling as air conditioning had not been hooked up.
… Senior Class President Clay Smouse delivered the address for his classmates and the principal speech was given by Congressman Rogers C.B. Morton of Maryland’s First District.
He declared, “your generation is marked for greatness and the road ahead is marked with opportunity.”
** * Maryland voters will elect 142 citizens to draft a new Constitution for the state at a special election to be held on Tuesday, June 13.
While this is a regular election, all polling places remain the same with the exception of the 7th District in Crumpton. Voters will go to the firehouse instead of the elementary school to cast their ballot.
Queen Anne’s County will have one delegate to the Constitutional Convention, which will be held in Annapolis beginning in September.
*** The weekend traffic count for the two-lane Chesapeake Bay Bridge was higher all three days than for the same weekend after Memorial Day last year.
The toll booths registered 57,174 vehicles Friday, Saturday and Sunday, compared with 55,103 for this weekend last year.
*** On Monday afternoon, the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners were invited to attend the formal ground breaking at the site of the new air strip at the Bay Bridge Industrial Center on Kent Island near the eastern terminus on the Bay Bridge.