50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

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.

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