FROM THE PAST
••• 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.