50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

Ini­tial de­vel­op­ment of the pro­posed Tuck­a­hoe State Park, on the Queen Anne’s and Caro­line county bor­der, may be­gin in the spring of 1970.

This was the word this week from Spencer P. El­lis, di­rec­tor of the Depart­ment of Forests and Parks, in a let­ter to State Sen­a­tor Harry R. Hughes in Den­ton.

Mr. El­lis pointed out that should ini­tial funds be made avail­able in July 1969, en­gi­neer­ing and de­sign would be­gin soon af­ter that and the award­ing of bids and work start­ing in the spring of 1970.

A to­tal of 1,542 acres have been pur­chased to date, leav­ing a to­tal of 2,096 acres yet to be bought by the state.

••• The Board of Ed­u­ca­tion will spon­sor a Novem­ber 5th “Open House” at the new Queen Anne’s County High School and si­mul­ta­ne­ously ini­ti­ate Amer­i­can Ed­u­ca­tion Week ac­tiv­i­ties for 1967.

The cit­i­zens of the county are in­vited to visit the new com­pre­hen­sive high school Sun­day, Novem­ber 5, be­tween the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. Stu­dents and teach­ers will give tours of the build­ing. Dur­ing the Open House, mu­sic will be pro­vided by the school bands in the new au­di­to­rium.

Vis­i­tors will have an op­por­tu­nity to see the en­tire build­ing, which cov­ers five acres of a 137-acre site

••• The Board of Pub­lic Works may have laid to rest for a time the con­tro­versy over a par­al­lel Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Bridge.

The board voted unan­i­mously to ap­prove the award­ing of a con­tract to the J. E. Greiner Corp. for pre­lim­i­nary en­gi­neer­ing stud­ies of the bridge.

The Board of Pub­lic Works is com­prised of Gov. Agnew, Comptroller Louis L. Gold­stein and State Trea­surer John A. Luetke­meyer.

••• Charles Patterson, of near Crump­ton, one of the state’s top-rank­ing FFA mem­bers and out­stand­ing 4-H Club mem­ber, was this week named high in­di­vid­ual in the Na­tional 4-H Dairy Judg­ing con­test in Colum­bus,

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