50 YEARS AGO
Kent Island residents were shocked and horrified by the death of a 2-1/2-year-old boy early Monday morning as the result of a fire that also destroyed the home and belongings of Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Lewis on Love Point Road about two miles north of Stevensville.
Timothy Joseph Lewis, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, was pronounced dead at approximately 10 p.m. by Dr. C. Rodney Layton, deputy medical examiner of Queen Anne’s County, of smoke inhalation after firemen from four companies had spent an hour and a half trying to reach the trapped child.
* * * Benjamin Oliver, approximately 35, of Centreville has been charged by Centreville Police Chief Charles L. Tarbutton with assault with intent to murder arising from a stabbing accident on Friday night.
State Police were called at about 8:35 p.m. by Charles Seward of Centreville and notified of a disturbance on Brown Street. A subsequent call reported the stabbing of Martha Ann Thomas, approximately 35, by “a man wearing a red hat.”
* ** A search for a 3-year-old child in Grasonville Monday afternoon ended happily when the small boy was located unharmed about one mile from where he was last seen.
The Queen Anne’s County Fire Board received a call at about 12:30 Monday afternoon from Ernest Smith of Horsehead Farm, Grasonville, reporting that 3-year-old Scott Gaddy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gaddy, visiting from Glen Burnie, had wandered away and had been missing for about two hours.
* * * U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Everett W. Mullinix, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett W. Mullinix, of near Centreville, has sur vived two wounds from enemy action in Vietnam in a three-day period recently.
His parents received a telegram at Spring Grove Farm June 21 telling of his injury on June 19, and two days later received another wire from the militar y reporting a second injury on June 21.
Fortunately, neither wound was serious and the 20-year-old youth has returned to duty.
* * * An estimated $1,000 worth of auto parts and accessories were stolen from the Kunkel Service Co. office on Route 50 near Queenstown last weekend.
State Police were called in Monday morning by manager John Mosley who discovered the loss when he opened for business in the morning. He also made the estimate of the loss. The thieves apparently entered the building by cutting a hole in the roof. A box of loose tools was found on the flat roof next to the hole.
* * * Nearly 50 units marched in the Grasonville Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival parade last Wednesday
The soybean field is growing. This field in Price was cultivated and then planted by June 10. The first day of summer brought a rain storm followed by a beautiful rainbow with promises for a good growing season. The field of magic beans are growing nicely 13 days later on June 23 with this beautiful crop design pattern.