50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

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

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