FROM THE PAST
$13,378.15 in the first quarter, $12,373.20 the second quarter for a total of $25,751.35 for the first half of fiscal 1967.
• • • The driver escaped serious injury and only a few of his quarter-million eggs were scrambled as a tractor-trailer overturned early Monday morning in the southbound lane of U.S. 301 near the Rolling Bridge Road, completely blocking the highway for more than six hours. State Police routed traffic down Route 304 until another truck unloaded the 700 crates of eggs — those that were not broken — and righted the rig.
The driver, J. Nicholas Palmer, 33, of Cleveland Ga., was heading north about 3:20 a.m. when he fell asleep, the truck crossed the grass median strip and overturned. He was taken to the Kent and Queen Anne’s Hospital with a leg injury. A Goodwill fire truck washed the scrambled eggs from the highway.
• • • A 20-year-old Kennard High graduate is reported “missing in action” in Vietnam.
Specialist 4 Raymond L. Elliott Jr. of Pondtown was reported to have been in a rubber reconnaissance patrol boat while on duty Jan. 13 when the boat overturned. The telegram to the boy’s father said Raymond was unable to inflate his life preserver and was seen to go under the water. It said a search was being carried out. gets under way Wednesday.
In addition, they were asked to oppose closing one of the state’s three largest psychiatric hospitals, support efforts to maintain outpatient mental health insurance benefits and bring emotionally impaired children treated in other states home for treatment near their families.
• • • No, ostriches don’t stick their heads in the sand, according to ostrich breeder Hans Schmidt.
“I think that’s from some cartoon,” he laughed. “People ask me that all the time.”
Those aren’t the only questions Schmidt, 28, and his26year-old brother Alan have been getting since they began raising 11 ostriches.
“People drive by real slow, turn around, come up to the house and ask, ‘Are they real ostriches?’,” Schmidt said.
The 13- to 15-month-old babies are already 8 feet tall and 200 pounds and will grow to 9 feet and 400 pounds when they are adults.
The Schmidt farm and another farm in Westminster are the only two in Maryland that raise ostriches.
• • • Who took our postmaster? After 20 years of service in the Stevensville post office, Postmaster Henry Wilson is conspicuously absent.
The official line is, “Mr. Wilson is on a temporary re-assignment until administrative procedures are resolved,” according to Dora Seay, director of marketing for the Wilmington Postal Service.
Wilson was relived of duty last month after a postal examination. He was taken off the roles for 14 days pending an investigation. Technically, Wilson is still the postmaster of Stevensville, although he is currently assigned to the Cambridge Post Office as acting super visor.
• • • Time is running out for area schools to raise funds for IBM computers. As the Feb. 2, deadline approaches, teachers and parents worry that their goals for new computers will not be met.
Pat Schwink, Debra Sala and Patti Sullivan have been coordinating the effort to turn Acme cash register receipts and Campbell Soup labels into IBM computers for Kent Island Elementary School. Last year their efforts and community involvement produced six computers and new software packages.
This year’s contributions are substantially down from last year’s, according to Schwink. “Last year this time we almost into the fifth computer. This year so far we just finished up the second computer.”
It takes 160,000 points to get each computer.