50 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

Queen Anne’s County sent four more men to be in­ducted into the armed forces Mon­day from the Se­lec­tive Ser­vice of­fice.

Mrs. Lillian Swan, clerk, said the Oc­to­ber draft call in­cluded all 23-yearolds. They were: John Ed­ward Miller, Queen­stown; Melvin Wil­son, Bar­clay; Joseph Ran­dolph Brown and James W. A. Brown, both of Gra­sonville.

She said no­body went for phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions this week.

In Septem­ber, only one man was drafted from this county. He was Roger Sudler Green of Cen­tre­ville.

••• All the sirens sound­ing in Cen­tre­ville Tues­day af­ter­noon were false alarms — there were no fires!

The Queen Anne’s County Fire Board and Good­will Fire Chief C. E. Turner Sr. re­ported that tele­phone trunk wires that are uti­lized to sound the siren were short­ing out and tele­phone work­men were fi­nally able to re­pair the dif­fi­culty about 6 p.m.

••• James G. Nel­son has been ap­pointed di­rec­tor of Wye In­sti­tute, it was an­nounced to­day by Arthur A. Houghton Jr., chair­man of the Board of Trus­tees. Mr. Nel­son suc­ceeds the In­sti­tute’s first di­rec­tor, Don­ald J. Shank, who died in July of this year.

Mr. Nel­son, who has served as as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of the In­sti­tute since Novem­ber 1964, is a na­tive of Cr­is­field and was for­merly di­rec­tor of ad­ver­tis­ing and prod­uct de­vel­op­ment for the Carvel Hall Com­pany there.

••• The Queen Anne’s County Cir­cuit Court has kept a rapid pace in the last week, as 13 of the 16 per­sons in­dicted by the two re­cent Grand Jury ses­sions were ar­raigned and four, who en­tered guilty pleas, were tried.

Of the three re­main­ing to be ar­raigned, two, John Marzullo and Elmer Arthur Shanks, are still at large and pre­sum­ably have fled the county. Marzullo is wanted on two charges of sell­ing al­co­hol with­out a li­cense and two charges in­volv­ing morals. Shanks was in­dicted on a charge of fraud in­volv­ing the use of a credit card which did not be­long to him.

The other man await­ing ar­raign­ment is Izone Wardell Evans, the only de­fen­dant in­dicted by the Oc­to­ber Grand Jury af­ter the March Grand Jury was re­called for three days to hear the heavy case load which had ac­cu­mu­lated to save time when the present term of court con­vened. He has been charged with first-de­gree mur­der in the slay­ing of Leon Sylvester Hines on Sept. 30.

••• Over 200 4-H Club mem­bers, par­ents, guests and friends at­tended the an­nual Queen Anne’s County 4-H Achieve­ment Ban­quet Fri­day evening at the 4-H Park near Cen­tre­ville.

High­light of the pro­gram, as tra­di­tional, was the award­ing of medals to out­stand­ing 4-H’ers for work dur­ing the year, but a spe­cial treat this year was the in­tro­duc­tion of two In­ter­na­tional

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