Record Observer - - OPINION -

One child was slightly hurt and 17 oth­ers es­caped in­jury when the school bus in which they were re­turn­ing home Tues­day af­ter­noon ran off the road and struck a tree.

State Po­lice said that Judy Leonard, a sixth-grade stu­dent at Cen­tre­ville Mid­dle School, was taken to the Kent and Queen Anne’s Hospi­tal in Ch­ester­town where she was treated and re­leased. She is the daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Leonard of Kings Town. She is 13.

Po­lice said the bus was driven by Emile Moore, 59, of Church Hill, and was pro­ceed­ing east on Bar­clay Road about 3:45 p.m. and round­ing a slight curve to the left. The ve­hi­cle ran off the right side of the macadam sur­face, into a ditch and struck a small tree. The buss then top­pled over on its right side.

* * * A State Po­lice clerk rid­ing a mo­tor bike on route 50 near Stevensville was struck by a pass­ing car and suf­fered a frac­tured right an­kle Mon­day in a freak­ish ac­ci­dent.

Wal­ter Ju­nior Clough, 18, of Ch­ester, whose fa­ther is a deputy sher­iff of Queen Anne’s County, was rid­ing east on the dual high­way about 10:15 p.m. when a car over­tak­ing him swerved to pass and sideswiped the bike, throw­ing it against the guard rail. The car failed to stop and was said to have sped away.

* * * More than 500 fire calls were logged by the Queen Anne’s County Fire Board in its first two years of op­er­a­tion — April 20, 1965 to April 20, 1967 — ac­cord­ing to Wil­liam T. Bright, chief dis­patcher in the Cen­tre­ville of­fice.

The se­cond birth­day of the ra­dio alarm sys­tem for the eight vol­un­teer fire com­pa­nies in the county did not pass qui­etly — three alarms were sounded dur­ing the day, bring­ing to 508 the grand to­tal for the two years.

* * * The Na­tional Se­cu­rity Agency, head­quar­tered at Fort Ge­orge G. Meade, Md., will soon build an­other of its se­cret ra­dio an­tenna re­search lab­o­ra­to­ries on Kent Is­land.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rogers Mor­ton (R-1st, Md.) said May 2 he has been in­formed by the Bal­ti­more Dis­trict, Corps of En­gi­neers, that bids will be opened this week for con­struc­tion of the small lab­o­ra­tory build­ing which will be lo­cated off Old Do­min­ion Road on Kent Is­land. The gov­ern­ment has had a small fa­cil­ity on Cox’s Neck Road for a num­ber of years.

* * * Robert F. Short, 22, sone

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