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Record Observer - - Opinion -

and Dun­dalk were met at the in­ter­sec­tion of Routes 50 and 404 at Wye Mills and the con­voy pro­ceeded on to Cam­bridge.

••• A cir­cus with the home­town name of Whar­ton in the ti­tle has set four dates to play Queen Anne’s County early next month.

The Dykes-Whar­ton Com­bined Vaude­ville Cir­cus will play one-day stands in Cen­tre­ville, Aug. 5; Crump­ton, Aug. 8; Gra­sonville, Aug. 12; and Stevensville, Aug. 14.

Spon­sor­ing or­ga­ni­za­tions for the cir­cus sell ad­vance tick­ets and raise money for their own trea­sury. In Cen­tre­ville, the Jaycees are al­ready sell­ing tick­ets for the two shows to be put on by the cir­cus Aug. 5. It will set up the tent on the Cir­cus Restau­rant grounds just east of town.

••• Gary Gard­ner, 20, of Stevensville, was tried in Mag­is­trate’s Court Tues­day night and found not guilty of an as­sault charge aris­ing from his ar­rest last Fri­day evening.

The Cen­tre­ville Post of the Mary­land State Po­lice re­ceived a re­port at 4:05 p.m. that Gard­ner had ar­gued with his mother and threat­ened to shoot her. This re­port also stated that the youth had locked him­self in the house and threat­ened to shoot any po­lice.

A war­rant for Gard­ner’s ar­rest was ob­tained, but when State Po­lice ar­rived on the scene, he had left the house. A search of two homes fol­lowed and a shot­gun was re­cov­ered in the home of the ac­cused.

Ap­pre­hended with­out in­ci­dent by Sgt. Mar­lin S. Cle­venger on U.S. Rt. 301, hid­ing near a cul­vert, Gard­ner was ar­rested at 5:45 p.m. and taken to the Queen Anne’s County Jail where he was placed un­der a $200 bond.

Good­hand has been against mov­ing into the Col­lier House. He said it would cost the town too much money to main­tain it and sug­gested the com­mis­sion­ers sell the house. How­ever, the other com­mis­sion­ers as well as a num­ber of res­i­dents wanted to keep the house.

••• The Queen Anne’s County School board has named Grimm and Parker, an ar­chi­tec­tural and engi­neer­ing firm of Calver­ton, to de­sign a new ele­men­tary school in Gra­sonville.

The firm was cho­sen last Tues­day at the board’s monthly meet­ing.

The cost of the project has not yet been de­ter­mined be­cause a site has not been se­lected, ac­cord­ing to Bernard Sadusky, di­rec­tor of sup­port ser­vices at the board of ed­u­ca­tion. There is about $240,000 in the bud­get for ar­chi­tec­tural fees for the new school.

••• A Queen­stown restau­rant was evac­u­ated shortly be­fore clos­ing Mon­day night due to a small chem­i­cal spill in the park­ing lot.

At about 8:45 p.m., a trac­tor-trailer which was parked in the lot at Nor­tons on Route 50 spilled about five to 10 gal­lons of an al­co­holtype chem­i­cal, ac­cord­ing to Queen­stown Fire Chief Lon­nie An­thony.

When the trailer pulled out of the park­ing lot, an­other trucker no­ticed the smell and spot­ted the chem­i­cal, then re­ported the spill to fire of­fi­cials.

Fire of­fi­cials evac­u­ated the trucks from the area and the cus­tomers in Nor­tons, which was ready to close at the time, An­thony said.

The chem­i­cal was found not to be dan­ger­ous ex­cept in larger quan­ti­ties. It evap­o­rated with the other el­e­ments in the park­ing lot, he said.

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