50 YEARS AGO
Shore erosion and a public landing occupied a part of the County Commissioners last session for July on Tuesday.
Mrs. Emslie Gault of Ruttledge Road on the Wye River requested an appointment with the commissioners to discuss the application made by her and her husband for an erosion control project on their property, which the state has estimated will cost about $8,500.
A recent law passed by the General Assembly guarantee state cost sharing for 50 percent. As Queen Anne’s County has no funds appropriated for erosion control, they have asked that each applicant deposit the 50 percent of the cost which they are willing to pay in an escrow account. The cash may be advanced to the county to hold, or the applicant may instruct his own bank to establish the account subject only to the order of the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners. In either case, the interest drawn on the account while it is being held will go to the property owner.
••• Bright sun and high humidity drove Marylanders by the thousands to the seashore over the past weekend leading to massive traffic jams at both ends of the two-lane Chesapeake Bay Bridge all three days.
It was the heaviest nonholiday weekend for the summer season since the span was opened 15 years ago. A grand total of 82,931 vehicles crossed the bridge in the three days.
It also set a record for inconveniencing the motorists. The one-way plan, instituted whenever traffic backs up a considerable distance, was used 17 times, an alltime high for making motorists sit and fume and fuss.
••• The Queen Anne’s County unit of Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 175th Infantry, Maryland National Guard, was called out early Tuesday morning for duty in the riot-torn city of Cambridge.
Capt. Phillip Jackson, commander, was notified at 3 a.m. and word began going to some 36 county men who are members of the unit. They reported to the Centreville Armory and moved out a few minutes prior to 10 a.m.
Other trucks and jeeps with guardsmen from Chestertown, Denton, Elkton