50 YEARS AGO
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.
• • •
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.
• • •
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.
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.