FROM THE PAST
Editor’s Note: We didn’t have room for the From the Past feature last week, so we have combined and condensed two weeks for today’s edition. they will enter their new $2,500,000 building on the outskirts of Centreville.
The building is not completely finished for high school activities, but Jack Webb, principal, said the decision was made this week to move during the vacation period as it would be less confusion than while classes were in session.
••• Arson is suspected in a fire early Friday morning that damaged a ranch house for sale near Unicorn in Queen Anne’s County, according to Robert Dillehunt, fire investigator with the state fire marshals office.
The blaze at 4 a.m. called out the Millington firemen and extensive damage was caused to the vacant home owned by Robert Larrimore of Goldsboro.
Dillehunt said the kitchen and attic were swept by the flames and there was a great amount of smoke and water damage. He said his investigation turned up an ingenious homemade “bomb” made from a plastic baby bottle filled with gasoline and a shotgun shell wrapped in a towel and attached to an oil burner transformer by a wire.
This Week With Tuesday making the last official day of the current legislative session, the most important action affecting Queen Anne’s County was the late Monday night passing of Delegate Carter Hickman’s Bay Bridge Bill.
The Queen Anne’s Delegates’ bill, which gives the State Roads Commiss
ion the authority of construction for three Chesapeake Bay crossings and a second Harbor Tunnel, narrowly passed the Senate 26 to 16, the bare three-fifths vote necessary to enact the emergency legislation.
••• Two women were badly hurt when the car they were in struck a vacant building in Grasonville Saturday afternoon. Five other persons were injured in other traffic accidents in the county during the past week.
State Police said a car driven by Mary Anna Weis, 65, of Essex, was going west through Grasonville when it ran off the right side, swer ved to the left, traveled 200 feet and struck a large unoccupied building, doing extensive damage to both the car and the building.
••• The General Assembly adjourned Tuesday with the position of Trial Magistrate for Queen Anne’s County still unfilled.
Last week, the Maryland Senate rejected Governor Agnew’s nomination of David C. Bryan, a Centreville attorney, for that post. Later the nomination of Vachel A. Downes Jr. was also turned down.
Under the Maryland Constitution, the Governor can now make an appointment which will last until the end of the next regular session of the legislature.
• • • Thieves carted off a safe from the office of States’ Sinclair Station at the intersection of Route 404 and 309 at Queen Anne sometime Monday night.
Trc. R.E. Williams said the theft was discovered at 7 a.m. Tuesday by John H. States Jr., when he opened for business. He said the front door had been jimmied and the safe, weighing approximately 300 pounds, wheeled out. It has not been found.