50 YEARS AGO
The Department of Chesapeake Bay Affairs has announced recreational and waterway improvements for the state totaling $370,924. Two allocations, totaling $98,924, are included for the Matapeake Ferry site on Kent Island.
The largest of the two projects is a state and federal cost sharing program for the formulation of a harbor or refuge and the installation of a launching ramp and fishing pier at Matapeake costing $84,480 with the state contributing $42,240 and the federal government adding the additional 50 percent.
The second local project is an accessory development program to provide an access road of more than 3,000 feet and ample parking space for the anticipated number of users. Much grading, clearing and leveling is included in the cost of $14,444, for which the county is responsible for $7,222 or 50 percent.
* * * A grand total of 16 cars were banged up in seven separate rear-end collisions on the twolane Chesapeake Bay Bridge over the past weekend as 76,525 vehicles attempted to jam themselves on the spam in the three-day period.
Most of the drivers and passengers were spared as only two persons were hospitalized with injuries suffered in the crashes.
The one-way traffic plan had to be put into effect 15 times, beginning with two times eastbound Friday evening. Motorists heading for the Eastern Shore started creating a pileup early Saturday and the eastbound one-way plan was started at 8:07 a.m. Heavy westbound traffic tied up the Eastern Shore just before noon and the bridge was turned one-way westbound at 11:30 a.m. and the one-way idea was alternated through the afternoon.
* * * As in last year’s initial event, Queen Anne’s County will take an active part in the second annual Maryland Clam Festival in Annapolis, Aug.1113.
The Centreville Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Pat Clevenger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Clevenger of Grasonville, as a candidate for Miss Clam Festival on Friday on 9 p.m.
A local group of young