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The County Com­mis­sion­ers met on Wed­nes­day last week be­cause of the Tues­day Hol­i­day, and held a con­fer­ence with two men rep­re­sent­ing the Vol­un­teer Fire Com­pa­nies in the County with am­bu­lance and res­cue ser­vices.

James R. Se­ward of the Good­will Com­pany in Centreville and John Holden of the Kent Is­land Fire Com­pany ap­peared to dis­cuss the need for the am­bu­lance and res­cue ser­vices if they are to con­tinue.

Th­ese men told the com­mis­sion­ers that the op­er­at­ing ex­penses and main­te­nance on equip­ment are in­creas­ing con­stantly and the com­pa­nies need ad­di­tional fi­nan­cial aid if they are to con­tinue.

••• Wiring may have been the cause of a fire that de­stroyed two barns and a large quan­tity of hay, straw and tools on the farm of J. Her­bert Carter, prom­i­nent Queen Anne’s County agri­cul­tural leader, last Wed­nes­day night.

Vol­un­teer fire­men from five com­pa­nies bat­tled the flames that con­sumed two barns and threat­ened a large dairy barn on the farm just north of Wye Mills from 6:10 p.m. to af­ter mid­night.

Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cated that the fire could have started from wiring in the hay loft of the barn next to two large con­crete si­los.

••• The Queen Anne’s County Health De­part­ment in con­junc­tion with the Tu­ber­cu­lo­sis Com­mit­tee of the County Public Health As­so­ci­a­tion is spon­sor­ing a mass x-ray sched­ule through­out the county from Sept. 26, through Sept. 29.

The pur­pose of this sched­ule is to give ev­ery­one the op­por­tu­nity for a free chest x-ray. Th­ese x-rays are fre­quently the best method of spot­ting any pos­si­ble trou­bles in the early stages and serves to re­lieve the minds of all who re­ceive a neg­a­tive re­port.

••• Eigh­teen con­victs and per­sons await­ing trial in the Queen Anne’s County Jail ban­queted on roast dove last Fri­day night.

Sher­iff Ge­orge B. Sharp vig­or­ously de­nied ear­lier re­ports that the pris­on­ers had eaten pheas­ant un­der glass served by “bun­nies” from the Bal­ti­more Play­boy Club. In­stead, he said, the dove del­i­cacy had been fur­nished com­pli­ments of a Ch­ester­town res­i­dent.

••• “Amer­ica needs the American Le­gion and its ideals now more than ever be­fore,” said Charles E. “Pop” An­thony Sr., the new com­man­der of Jeff Davis Post No. 18, at the in­stal­la­tion cer­e­monies in the Post Home in Centreville.

A 30-year Army ca­reer man, An­thony is the post’s first “re-tread” Com­man­der. He served dur­ing the year 1947-48 and this year suc­ceeds Mar­ion Cham­bers to the po­si­tion. His son, C. E. An­thony Jr., served as post com­man­der in 1958-59.

••• “The Pride,” the first edi­tion of the Queen Anne’s County High School year­book, went out to stu­dents, Fri­day, Sept. 15, at the first an­nual year­book dance.

Ded­i­cated to Dr. Harry C. Rhodes, former su­per­in­ten­dent of schools, the year­book rep­re­sents the work of a staff of many who co­op­er­ated with ad­vis­ers, Michael Wilkin­son and John Smigo, to pro­duce the County’s first col­le­giate­type pub­li­ca­tion.


Au­tumn brings beau­ti­ful col­ors for the chang­ing fall sea­son. Farm­ers are har­vest­ing corn fields al­ready. The crops that stood tall and green are now turn­ing golden and ready for har­vest. Many other crops and foilage will fol­low. Fall is a color­ful sea­son for na­ture. Ev­ery­where there are signs of fall.

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