50 YEARS AGO
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