50 YEARS AGO

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High­lighted by the un­ex­pected procla­ma­tion of Gover­nor Spiro T. Agnew nam­ing Sept. 28 “Queen Anne’s County High School Day” in Mary­land, the $3.3 mil­lion, 1,300 stu­dent body Queen Anne’s County High School build­ing was for­mally ded­i­cated Sat­ur­day morn­ing.

The four high schools in the county were com­bined to make one se­nior high, which is now into its sec­ond full year.

The procla­ma­tion, pre­sented to Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools John Webb, was a com­plete sur­prise to the School Board as it praised the cit­i­zens and ed­u­ca­tors of the County for their con­tri­bu­tion to the field of pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion.

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The County Com­mis­sion­ers had a light but var­ied Tues­day sched­ule with dis­cus­sion on an air­port, in­sur­ance, a new car for the Sher­iff’s Of­fice and a visit to see some new county equip­ment.

Nathan Mor­ris, de­vel­oper of the Bay Bridge Air­port and In­dus­trial Park, and le­gal ad­vi­sor Vachel A. Downes Jr., met with the Com­mis­sion­ers in a pri­vate ses­sion on Tues­day morn­ing. They said that the dis­cus­sion con­cerned progress and plans for the air­port, but that they were not ready re­lease in­for­ma­tion at this time.

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A 1967 county high school grad­u­ate, Justino Paniere, Mary­del, main­tained a straight A aver­age in his first year at col­lege re­ports at the Guid­ance Depart­ment of Queen Anne’s County High School.

The school re­cently re­ceived word from Ran­dolph Ma­con Col­lege in Ashland, Vir­ginia, that the youth re­ceived this record while com­plet­ing two semesters of 16 hours each dur­ing his fresh­man year.

The col­lege reg­is­trar, C. Edwin Cox, paid spe­cial trib­ute to the Paniere youth for this scholas­tic achieve­ment.

• • • Sat­ur­day, Oct. 5, from 1 to

4 p.m. is the fi­nal day Board of Elec­tion Su­per­vi­sors will sit to reg­is­ter vot­ers for the Gen­eral Elec­tion in No­vem­ber.

How­ever, new res­i­dents who have lived in the County at least 45 days may come to the of­fice any week­day be­tween 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Oct. 11 through Elec­tion Day, Nov. 5, and cast a pa­per bal­lot for their choice for Pres­i­dent and Vice Pres­i­dent only.

At­tor­ney for the Board, Clay­ton C. Carter, also an­nounced that two classes of vot­ers will be al­lowed to have emer­gency ab­sen­tee bal­lots to cast their vote if they will not be present on Nov. 5.

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A Brownsville man is be­ing held with­out bail in the Queen Anne’s County Jail on a charge of homi­cide in the shot­gun death of a Brownsville woman last Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon.

State Po­lice ar­rested Don­ald Lee Smith, 45, fol­low­ing the shoot­ing death of Mrs. Betty Alice Ri­ley, 41, in the front yard of her home in the small com­mu­nity near Centreville.

Smith was charged Wed­nes­day night and has been held with­out bail since that time. A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing has not been set.

Po­lice say Smith was found near the Ri­ley home hold­ing a shot­gun, which he turned over to the of­fi­cers with­out in­ci­dent.

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