The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland on September 1, 1976 · Page 10
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The Morning Herald from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 10

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, September 1, 1976
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10-THE MORNING HERALD, HAGERSTOWN, MD. Wednejdoy, September I , 1974 Wednesday, September 1, A'MK MOHNWG HERALD, HAGERSTOWN, MD.-ll'. 'Soul Cop* finds record makes life interesting . RICHMOND, Va, .IUP1) - Patrolman Oliver Christian spotted a speeding car and pulled it over. Before he could ask the driver for his license, the startled motorist blurted out, "Soul cop!" "Hey. man, I just bought your litest record, '1 Keep Coming Back for More, 1 " h e told Christian, "Great record." Christian smiled, said flunks, and gave him his autograph -il the bollcm of a speeding ticket. ChrisUan, J7, has been a cop for four years. He sings soul music on the side. "I Keep Coming Back for More" climbed to No. 8 on the British charts. It reached No. 1 on the soul charts in Richmond and in other parts of the South. Now, he is pulling together his first album. "1 don't know bow my career irill go, but right now I don'l Autographs are regular part of his police work have any plans to quit being a policeman," said Christian. "1 like being a singing cop. "lie [eels his career as a soul singer helps him relate to young people who often distrust authority. Handing a Iraffic citation to a motorist who Is an urdent fan or dealing with a breaking and entering case are something else. "A lot of limes, people who see me, especially young people, recognize me and call out 'Soui Cop.' It makes It easier to gel close (o people. But there are also disadvantages. "1 went lo a house the olher day to take a B and E. When 1 got inside, someone saw my lag and said, 'Hey, it'i the soul cop.' " "Everybody to (he family wanted my autograph, and then one o! Iheni went down lie street and told some more people 1 wa« there and 1 had to sign for them, too. - ' . . ' · "1 finally had to -remind the people J was Here lo lake a report." C hi r 1 » 1 1 a n . wid. '-'They'd forgotten all about It." Christian first sang with his church choir. His career began, shortly after he Joined Ihe police department. He went to Norfolk, Va. lo see Frank Guida, a music producer be first mel when lie was 15 and the lead singer In a leen-age band Jn New Kent County. ' · . , "1 caught him just as he was coming out of Ihe door. I had a tape on a cassette. He played It on the lop of Ihe roof of: blf car, 'liked it and w« jlgned a contract," Christian »aW. So far, he has cut Ihree records -- "D I i i a t I I f led Man," "Tribute to Oirls," and "1 Keep Coming B«ck for More." , ' . ~ .v Many of his fellow officers are fans. · "1 have some of his records myself, at least my kldi do," Palrolman C.B. Elliott said. "We all hope he make* It big." ' "But il hasn'l changed him at all. He was a good cop before his professional singing career and he sllli Is a good cop." Christian gets a plug from local disc jockeys who lead Into his record with, ."The fella singing this is out Ihcre In a blue and while -- car unit 611." "You'd be surprised at Ihe number of people who look for U)« car. 1 get a kick out of It." . · . . . · ' ' Roller skating hangs on By ROM AfKIN- ThV CiVi»tl«n S c i e n c e Monttor NORWOOD, Mass.-Except for the neon sign out front, the RoIl-jLaDd roller skating rink along the commercial jungle known ai Route 1 looks much as i I did 38 years ago when it opened. . Original part-owner John San Cairo still takes tickets at the dooi\ a huge organ console pumps "out old standards; colored lights illuminate the well-traveled boards; and twin sluffed swordfisb bang over the snack bar just beyond a restraining rail made of pipe. But despite the flavor of a bygone era in , the building itself, the rink is teeming with skaters of all ages. And similar crowds'can be found throughout the United States as roller skating glides into a promising new era. One rink owner says tbe sport's "image has improved d r a s t i c a l l y " a s s k a t i n g facilities have moved out of the center city, where vandalism and high property tares are growing problems. Today, there ,s a trend toward cbeer- fuUy'tfccorated, well-lit suburban rinks playing recorded pop tunes. But whether in town, out of town, old, or new, roller ska ting r i n k s ' a r e e a g e r l y a n d MiccessfUilf courting a family' business with lessons for all tges, special family rates, and sometimes conduct and dress codes. According to Erwtn Rosee, p u b l i s h e r o f R i n k s i d e r magazine, the number of rinks has grown from about 4,500 five years ago to nearly 6,500 today -- easily tbe-fastest growth spurt Rose* car remember during his 50-year association with the sport. An estimated 20 million Americans roller skate each year, reports the Holler Skating Rink Operators Association (RSHOA) In Lincoln, Nebraska. While many of these skaters are wobbly weekenders out for some inexpensive fun, quite a number are skilled enough to enter, regional and national competitions. In fact, 1,700 skaters com- - peted at the recent national championships held in Fort Worth, Texas, where 72 titles w e r e a w a r d e d In f i g u r e , freestyle, dance, and speed skating. Regular rollers are the bread and butter of the business, according to John Maddocks. who is buying into the Roll-Land rink owned by his two uncles. These "repeaters" bring their children to special .Saturday morning sessions, drop off the older youngsters another day, and come back on their own to lake lessons. In order to m a i n t a i n a wholesome atmosphere, "good rinks find a way to weed out the delinquent element,." says Maddocks. "Al RoJi-Lsnd we have a firm policy that no one gets in the building without paying. That keeps the place from becoming a hangout. We also patrol the parking lol." Compared with many modern rinks, Roll-Land is spartan. Yet H is clean, well run, and has produced many champions, whose f r a m e d photographs cover one entire wall to inspire flitting youngsters and waltzing couples as they swoop around the 75 by ICO foot floor, During the last five years, business at Rolf-Land has been improving, b u t M a d d o c k s warns that in Massachusetts il 3s not easy to turn a profit, what wilh (17,000 in property taxes. To beat this kind of financial fcuixJe-n, new roller rink chains are seeking out land boyonrf corporate limits where properly taxes can be as low as |50. United Skates of America is one *uch booming chain in the Midwest. George Pickard, executive wcrctary for the United States A m a t e u r C o n f e d e r a t i o n of Roller Skating, says today's en- btprcncurE often spend $WQ,000 tobuijd palatial a r e n a s Aicoratcd i n H o l i d a y i n n SILVER L A B E l o HAMS *=!FARM MARKET RIDGES BEEF SALE PUTS PRIDE ON THE TABLE FOR YOU! FRESH CLEANED HOG MAWS Rescuers live up to family's daredevil past NIAGARA FAIXJ5, Canada (DPI) - Wei.lev Hill, Ui life father and brother*, and now bit children; art legend on the ' torrential Niagara River. The Hill family name, already famous for attempts lo traverse the (alii, today It almost lynonymous with the word mcue. Wetley, himself, keep* no track of the lives he has saved. For. one Ihlng, (here are often many willing hands assisting in a rescue. For another, there have been so many. But with the dead - Ihe victim* of the river and the (alls It Is another matter. The Hills have recovered their bodies for yean --particularly when il was most difficult and Ihe danger acute. II Is a grim, but Wesley believes accurate, statistic, The Hill family has recovered Nobodies. "I went out in the Whirlpool and, got my first body when I was 12 years old In 1942," said Hill, a lean-man of moderate stature, about five-foot-slx. "My boys are 10,12 and It. The 19-year-old, he'i been helping me for a number of years." · One day IWs summer, he said, "the 18-year-old went with us and helped with Ihe recovery of woman's body from the Whirlpool." "My kldt are getting the tame feelings about the river I had as a lid. I've been taking them down (here since. they were small. My whole family -even the 14-year-old girl -- can go down a rope, over the cliff, right to the Whirlpool." The Whirlpool, a jiant, churning pool of water In the treacherous gorge below the falls, has been the tcene of many of Hill't recoveries. It was also the site of one ol his biggest Niagara River adventures. Last summer, an experimental raft overturned as il attempted to pass through the Whirlpool. Passengers said a "wall of water" slammed Mo the heavy craft and flipped it and Its 29 passengers over like so many match sticks. Three persons drowned. Ten were Injured and evacuated to area hospitals - by helicopter after Hill,, other volunteers and police rigged an emergency landing pad at the edge of Ihe Whirlpool in JO minutes flat. A week later, Hill piloted a small boat Into Ihe Whirlpool and saved a man who became trapped on the raft while trying to salvage it. A n o t h e r time, Hill and another man waded waist-deep into the freezing Niagara during winter to take a rope to a man and daughtcr / who had become stranded on a rock. Hill's falher, William "Red" Hill Sr., went over Ihe Falls three times In wooden and steel barrels -- oive In 1910, again In 1WO, finally In 1930. He made countless trips through the rapids above and below the falls and rescued 2S persons. He was one of, the few persons ever awarded four Royal Humane Society lifesaving Medals. Wesley's brothers, Major and William "Red" Jr.. also suc- cessfully navigated crafts over Ihe falls. But then, In 1181, Red Jr., died In attempting his third conquest of Ihe thundering falls. The river Is his legacy, Hill says today. " "I kind of leel like I've Inherited II, If anything happens where rescues are needed, they call Ihe fire department. But when the chips are down and they're sluck, Ihey always gel in touch with me. "When dad died (of a heart attack) in 1042, he had taken out RIDGE ROCK ROOKY'S RE8ULAR ONIONS ROOKY'S LEAN BOILED HAM FARMMARKET FARM FRESH PRODUCE CELERY HEARTS ,39° CELLO CARROTS ;, 19' LOCAL DAMSON PLUMS, TOMATOES, RED, YELLOW, OR QREEN PEPPERS ESSXAY ALL BEEF BOLOGNA ESSKAY COOKED SALAMI ESSKAY BAR-B-QLOAF ESSKAY HAM * CHEESE LF. ESSKAY OLD FASHIONED LF. SEASONED ROAST BEEF GOLDEN ISLE.. 5-rt. kn NoCimi orPmlmi TASTY KAKE FRUIT PIES JACKS CORN TW1STIES 5.5 BACHMAN'S O _ THINPRETZELS4.-ft? SUBAR 99° FREE FREE FREE OUtA'vOZ. CAN OF PRINGLE'S CHIPS WITH THE PURCHASE OF ONE 9-OZ. TWIN PACK AT REGULAR PRICE TRASH BAGS --^ ---- NABISCO GIBBLE'SBAR-B-Qor SALTINES SOUR CREAM «7ne LIBBY'S CHIPS M / %) VEGETAHAN BEANS 10 1C SHOP EARLY NEXT WEEK AND REGISTER FOR THESE FREE GROCERIES MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY ONLY, 2-$15.00 GIFT CERTI FICATES GIVEN AWAY DAILY. BE SURE TO REGISTER TO WIN. COME IN AND REGISTER ALL THREE DAYS - AWARDS WILL BE MADE EACH MONDAY, TUESDAY/AND WEDNESDAY. . I (·*· I* Mkj H M| LAST MONDAY'S WINNERS CHARLES MUNDAY - HAGERSTOWN M. JOHNSON - CLEAR SPRING NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS LAST TUESDAY'S WINNERS HELEN HIGGINS - HAGERSTOWN JANE PITTMAN - GREENCASTLE PrfcM Eftectlvt S*pt. lit thru S«pl. tth LAST WEDNESDAY'S WINNERS HELEN BARNHART·GREENCASTLE JUNE YORK - ELLICOTT CITY , Quantity Right* R»Mrvtd. 2-ft.i tqim ay. i. i?T FAST SERVICE IDCKY'S ESSKAY MIMED BOLOGNA 99 C CLOSED LABOR DAY MON.,SEPT.6lh HAM SALAD SWITZER CHEESE YELLOW OR WHITE SHARP CHEDDAR ROCKY'S DOWNY GULDEN'S MUSTARD. COUNTRY TIME LEMONADE MIX KING SYRUP BOSTON BONNIE HiG WHITING GOLDEN ISLE ORANGE JUICE SARA LEE CAKES son WEAVE TOILET TISSUE FABRIC SOFTHER FISHERMAN'S PLATTER """"T^T Cw hr M* K Ml ·* 177 bodies. I have helped so almost 300 myself now and my brothers helped when they were alive. So it's a bit above MO bodies recovered now." Most of the bodies have been suicides. Rela lively (ew died in accidents. ; ·· Hill's most dangerous exploit? Rescuing a dog, he sayj. He also considers H Ihe most exciting. The collie had been (rapped on a rock in the river for two days. Others had given up · attempting lo reach It. Refugees create 'Saigon' By PETER C. STUART Th« Chrlitlan 8cl«nc« ;~ Hwrtof j ARLINGTON, Virginia '-'··/ The Saigon Market Is having a sale of peeled mung beans i-'. ],.' leaped on the floor near the . rice sticks and dried »lw|e . jelly-(ish. The latest issues of Viet Bao ,', tabloid newspaper and Hon Viet magazine lie in heaps, and;' · posters tout a Vietnamese film ' coming soon to a local movie '. house. A few doors away, the Viel-'^ nam Center displays a shelf full' of "Tuong Cu-Da." Vietnamese .soy sauce, which might nicely flavor Ihe shark fin soup over iii ' the next aisle. The air is alive with the; pungency of, the wail, of recorded Vietnamese music, arid the scurry of diminutive" ' t j Indo-Chinese housewives with;' , children in tow. ^ But a sign on the door of Kim' Ngoc · Food i Gifts reminds patrons: "Tiem dong cua thu ' ba" -- The shop is closed Tuesdays. The flavor of'the district Is Saigon, the location suburban Washington, B.C. A f t e r two c e n t u r i e successive immigrant communities in this country -- Ut- Ue Italys, Spanish Harlems, Chinatowns, rjltle Havana* -this is the newest: a sort of Ut : lie Saigon. Tbe Vietnamese settlement in tie Washington area is not the only one in the.United. States, or even UK largest, but federal refugee officials uy it is tbe most concentrated More than 7,300 Vietnamese were resettled here by the } government's postwar refugee program, and sn estimated 1,200 others came on their own. , The new community Includes' . some of the once-prominent and once-powerful figures .of the; f a l l e n South .Vietnamese r e g i m e : f o r m e r Minister Nguyen" C»o Ky (said , lo be buying a bouH lere with his wife and four children), former national police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan (manager of a restaurant in a shopping center at Burke, Virginia, and secretary of a company in Washington),'and several ex : generals. · Whai_draws more than 8 000 Vietnamese lo the' groomed lawns and backyard patios of Washington suburbia! Many apparently had acquaintances here in the military and various g o v e r n m e n t a g e ( i n c l u d i n g t h e Intelligence Agency), once heavily involved in South Vietnam/ ' "They felt they would do' better in their new country if they went where they knew somebody," says a member of Ihe government's soon to-be- ' phased-out refugee task force. "And they're probably right.' The Vietnamese have Indeed gravitated to mililary-orienteri Arlington -- home ol the Pentagon, Ft. Myer, and a small army of military families -and lo the "embassy row" area of Connecticut Avenue in the District of Columbia. Some ' have settled in Silver Spring, Maryland. N a t i o n a l l y , t h e number of Vielnsmese -- in estimated 25,000 of Ihe 132,000 refugees in -- are ' clustered in southern California. Camp Pendleton, a major ·' resettlement center, brought thousands there, and the warm climate kept them. Like most immigrant com- munilies before them, the Viet-' namese settlements are much impoverished and little unified ( m o r e t h a n 100 s e efugee organizations are ac- ive, and WO are on paper). One-fifth to one-quarter o[ heir inhabitants draw welfare, landicapped by language and an unfamiliar cullure, most of hose who have jobs are, like ,he Vietnamese police chief .urned restaurant manager, underemployed. A sign In the show window of ' Kim Ngoc Pood 4 Gifts, a neat and trim shop exuding Oriental p r i d e , m a k e s t h poignantly: "We accept food coupons."

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