FROM THE PAST

Record Observer - - Opinion -

••• Five reg­is­tered Guernsey cows in the herd of C.W. and E.A. Miles, Queen­stown, have re­cently com­pleted top of­fi­cial DHIR ac­tu­ally pro­duc­tion records, ac­cord­ing to The Amer­i­can Guernsey Cat­tle Club. All cows were milked two times a day. The test­ing was su­per­vised by Univer­sity of Mar yland.

Glentyan Pre Kelvin Ella, a Sr. 9-year-old, pro­duced 12,420 pounds of milk and 788 pounds of fat, in 302 days.

Valle­mar Kings Molly, a Jr. 8-year-old, pro­duced 12,940 pounds of milk and 626 pounds of fat, in 305 days.

Belle Terre De­sign Pixie, a Jr. 5-year-old, pro­duced 15,940 pounds of milk and 687 pounds of fat, in 305 days ...

To­tal num­ber of cat­tle slaugh­tered last year was 34 mil­lion head, up three per­cent over 1965, ac­cord­ing to the Crop Re­port­ing Board’s 1966 re­port is­sued in late April.

••• Awards for prize win­ning es­says on “What Fire Preven­tion Means to Me” were made to 17 young­sters at the Ken­nard In­ter­me­di­ate School in Centreville last Wed­nes­day morn­ing in an in­door assem­bly.

The con­test was spon­sored by the Good­will Fire Com­pany in con­nec­tion with Na­tional fire Preven­tion Week ac­tiv­i­ties. Af­ter view­ing films on the dan­gers of fires, the chil­dren were asked to write es­says which were eval­u­ated by teach­ers and then turned over to the fire com­pany for selec­tion of first, sec­ond and third prizes.

A spokesman for the Queen Anne’s County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment said last week it re­ceived in­fro­ma­tion that could give them new leads.

••• A lo­cal man known to do every­thing from driv­ing a bus­load of chil­dren to Dis­ney World to help­ing low in­come fam­i­lies find homes has been in­ducted into the Mary­land Se­nior Ci­ti­zens Hall of Fame.

Madi­son Brown, age 71, has a long his­tory of serv­ing oth­ers. From teach­ing low in­come fam­i­lies how to plant a gar­den to or­ga­niz­ing new clubs such as Boy Scouts, Amer­i­can Le­gion, and gar­den clubs, Brown has qui­etly touched the lives of many in both Mary­land and Vir­ginia.

“Most peo­ple do things and they never get any credit,” said Dr. Leon Taylor, who nom­i­nated Brown to the hall of fame. “For at least 20 years he has been work­ing with young chil­dren. He bought a bus, and drives them to sing at dif­fer­ent churches and such.”

••• Randy L. Halsey Sr., a 37-year-old Gra­sonville man charged with sell­ing crack co­caine val­ued at $100 to an un­der­cover cop, was con­victed by a cir­cuit court jury last Thurs­day de­spite claims he was set up.

But be­fore the trial got un­der way, his lawyer put the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem on trial for a process that re­sulted in an all-white jury be­ing se­lected to de­cide Halsey’s fate. Halsey is black.

As­sis­tant Pub­lic De­fender John E. Nunn III con­ceded that the 34-mem­ber panel was ran­domly se­lected by com­puter from the county’s voter rolls, but said the racial im­bal­ance was a “detri­ment” to Halsey.

“Ide­ally, it would be nice if it was in pro­por­tion to the ... num­ber of blacks reg­is­tered to vote in Queen Anne’s County.”

How­ever, As­sis­tant State’s At­tor­ney L. Noel Pat­ter­son said there was no ev­i­dence that any­one was ex­cluded from the jury panel based on race af­ter hear­ing tes­ti­mony from the court clerk.

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