50 YEARS AGO
The Kent Island Lions Club held their annual installation of officers and Ladies Night Friday at the Kent Island Yacht Club.
After dinner, James B. Carter, past Deputy District Governor, installed the new officers for the 1967-68 year. They are: Charles Zakarian, President; William J. Thompson, First VicePresident; Rland Hebden, Second Vice-President; Frank Schmaltz, Third Vice-President; Wilburt Marsheck, Secretary; Fred Paul, Treasurer; Robert Horney, Lion Tamer; and Ronald W. Hill, Tail Twister. The new directors are John Gaeng, James Phillips, Horton Weeks and Clarence Young.
••• The Queen Anne’s County Board of Zoning Appeals held two open hearings on Tuesday night with one unopposed and the other protested by number of citizens, but no decision was made in either case.
Bittorf Ford Inc. requested a conditional use for a commercial airport at Castle Marina, and Mrs. Beatrice M. Jones asked for permission to operate a ceramics studio in a building on her property on Crab Alley Bay. Both applications concern Kent Island.
••• The air was cleared and memories were refreshed on Tuesday afternoon when the Queen Anne’s County Free Libary Board of Trustees met with the County Commissioners to discuss the plans for a new librar y building.
The meeting was the result of a flare-up that occurred in the commmissioners’ office two weeks ago when they read the notice in the Record Observer that construction bids for a new county library would be received for opening on June 22.
The legal notice caused a discussion to begin in the commissioners’ office during which no one could remember having authorized the proposed $110,000 county contribution to the $300,000 building, or approving of any plans.
••• As the temperatures continue to climb, so does the traffic using the two-lane Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the tie-ups on both sides grow longer and longer each weekend.