50 YEARS AGO
With a nearly bare schedule on Tuesday, the County Commissioners had extra time to spend in their capacity as Roads Board conferring with County Roads Engineer Larry Morris.
The incorporating of roads in the County Roads System, which was discussed at length last week, was again the main topic of discussion as letters to Bay City, Cloverfields and Kent Island Estates were drafted informing them of the county plans to accept roads in these subdivisions.
*** Big fish and small fish, including a few toadfish and gars, were presented for judging at the 32nd annual Chesapeake Bay Fishing Fair held last weekend at the Piney Narrows Marina on Kent Island. Three local winners were among the numerous contestants.
The Queen Anne’s County Sportsmen’s Club Trophy for largest fish caught by a county resident went to Mrs. Melonay Diller of Stevensville, for a two-pound, three-ounce bluefish caught off Poplar Island by trolling with bucktail. This was also the first prize bluefish in the Women’s Division.
Seven-year-old Bill Thompson of Chester took the award for the largest rockfish in the boys under 12 class. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson got his prize for a pound-and-a-half rock he caught while trolling in Crab Alley Bay.
Oscar “Sonny” Schulz was the recipient of the second place award for officers and directors of the Chesapeake Bay Fishing Fair Association with a nine-pound, six-ounce rock caught by chumming off Hackett’s Point.
*** A history making event! Gordon M. Cook, instructor in social sciences, began his first class in American History, promptly at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, opening classes for the college being conducted in the new Queen Anne’s County High School in Centreville.
An estimated 250 students from the four-county region are registered for the courses in the two-year college and are attending late afternoon and evening classes until their own buildings are erected on the college site at Wye Mills.
The official ground-breaking ceremonies for Chesapeake College’s new campus at Wye Mills will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. on the campus location at Route 50 and Route 662. State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein will be the guest speaker for the event.
*** Gunston School will begin its 56th year of operation on Sept. 20, on its waterfront site overlooking the Corsica River, about four miles west of Centreville.
The Eastern Shore’s only independent high school was founded in 1911 by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Middleton of Baltimore. Mrs. Middleton was headmistress emeritus when she died on Dec. 14, 1966.
Gunston opens this year under a new administration. Paul Marshall Long, formerly of St. Paul’s School, Brooklandville, Md., is headmaster, and the Rev. William E. Tichnor, also from St. Paul’s School, is assistant