50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - OPINION -

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

PHOTO BY JUDY E. MELVIN EDELHEIT

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