50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

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

PHOTO BY JUDY E. MELVIN EDELHEIT

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.

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