50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

The State Comp­trol­ler’s Of­fice has an­nounced that a dis­tri­bu­tion of in­come tax rev­enue from 1966 re­turns has net­ted Queen Anne’s County $66,131.25 to the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and County Com­mis­sion­ers of the to­tal $39,361,626.17 dis­trib­uted in the state.

The county gov­ern­ment’s share of the amount was $52,464.27, while the seven mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties re­ceived a to­tal of $13,666.98.

The town of Bar­clay re­ceived $324.19; Cen­tre­ville, $8,079.44; Church Hill, $1,026.51; Queen Anne; $304.05; Queen­stown, $2,097.65; and Sudlersville, $1,835.14.

••• The 2-lane Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Bridge, clogged be­yond ca­pac­ity on sum­mer week­ends, is now car­ry­ing al­most twice as much traf­fic as it did 10 years ago.

For the first five months of 1967, the State Roads Com­mis­sion toll fa­cil­i­ties re­port the traf­fic count was up 45.4 per­cent over 1957 and for the month of May alone, it was up 5.7 per­cent over the same month a year ago.

In com­par­i­son, the Har­bor Tun­nel showed a 5.2 in­crease, while the Susque­hanna River Bridge was up only .8 per­cent and the Po­tomac River Bridge dropped 4.5 per­cent for the month.

••• Bids on the first phase of the con­struc­tion pro­gram for the new Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege at Wye Mills will be opened on July 18 at 2 p.m. in the col­lege of­fices in the County Of­fice An­nex in Cen­tre­ville.

The Board of Trustees of the com­mu­nity col­lege to serve stu­dents from Kent, Queen Anne’s, Tal­bot, and Caro­line coun­ties, are ad­ver­tis­ing for bids for the con­struc­tion of five build­ings to be lo­cated on the new cam­pus, which fronts on U.S. Route 50 just north of Wye Mills.

Ac­tu­ally, classes will be held this fall for the first time in fa­cil­i­ties to be made by the Queen Anne’s County High School in Cen­tre­ville.

••• Mary­land State Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an al­leged fraud racket which took place to Queen Anne’s County late last year.

Trooper Wal­lace Mow­bray said this week that he has “seven known com­plaints” and that “there may be more” against a firm that so­licited busi­ness in the county al­leg­ing they would sup­ply maps of Queen Anne’s County with busi­ness firms’ names on maps.

He said that a war­rant, charg­ing fraud, had been is­sued for a Fred­er­ick Paul La­sorte Sr., 48, of Bal­ti­more. He did not know on Wed­nes­day if the man had been picked up.

••• The de­liv­ery of a war­rant to a home in Price turned into a rough even­ing for Trooper Bur­ton Robin­son of the Mary­land State Po­lice.

Robin­son was given a war­rant to serve on Leon

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