Kent County News - - OPINION -

Dec. 5, 1868

• A postof­fice has been es­tab­lished at Urieville, in this county, and H.M. Rollinson ap­pointed post­mas­ter. It will be a great con­ve­nience to that pop­u­lous neigh­bor­hood.

• The ladies con­nected the M.P. Church at Galena held a fes­ti­val last week, for the ben­e­fit of their Sab­bath School, which re­al­ized the snug lit­tle sum of $105.

100 years ago Dec. 7, 1918

• The Chestertown Or­der of Owls, Nest No. 1891, will meet next on Mon­day evening at its rooms. Im­por­tant busi­ness on hand and a full at­ten­dance of the members is de­sired.

• The News some years ago urged the build­ing of a bridge across the bay and it is with plea­sure that we note the Gover­nor has be­come in­ter­ested. A bridge could be built from Bay Shore, which is 8 miles from the new Bal­ti­more city lim­its, and be reached by a rea­son­ably good road to the Kent county shore at a point about three miles south of Tolch­ester. The bridge would be ap­prox­i­mately nine miles long.

75 years ago Dec. 4, 1943

• Dr. R.H. Ri­ley, direc­tor of the State Depart­ment of Health, yes­ter­day warned that, al­though wild rab­bit meat was a wel­come ad­di­tion to re­stricted wartime menus, pre­cau­tions should be taken in han­dling it to avoid con­tract­ing rab­bit fever, or tu­larmia.

• W. Clarke Grieb and W. Gilpin Brown have sold for Emory Bon­well his farm to Cap­tain Webb Hayes, of the United State Navy. This farm is lo­cated four miles from Chestertown and has a frontage of sev­eral miles on Mor­gan Creek. As it is part of an orig­i­nal grant of land known as “Rose Hill,” it has been very ap­pro­pri­ately named “Rose­mont,” by the new owner. Cap­tain Hayes, who is a grand­son of a for­mer United State Pres­i­dent, Ruther­ford B. Hayes, grad­u­ated from An­napo­lis in the class of 1911 and is on ac­tive duty with the armed forces.

50 years ago Dec. 4, 1968

• A Kent County sol­dier, PFC Cor­nelius B. Christy was re­cently awarded the Sil­ver Star for gal­lantry in ac­tion in Viet­nam last Fe­bru­ary 2. The ci­ta­tion which ac­com­pa­nied the award of the Sil­ver Star said:

“Pri­vate First Class Christy dis­tin­guished him­self by ex­cep­tion­ally val­or­ous ac­tions on 2 Fe­bru­ary 1968 as a gun­ner of a machine gun mount to to re­in­force a mil­i­tary com­pound at Camp Lo.

“The camp came un­der an in­tense early morn­ing at­tack by a Viet Cong force fir­ing mor­tars, rock­ets and re­coil­less ri­fles which was fol­lowed by a fierce ground as­sault.

“He was wounded when his gun re­ceived three di­rect hits from en­emy rock­ets. Ig­nor­ing his wounds and his safety, he car­ried wounded com­rades and treated them, re­fus­ing aid for him­self.”

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