The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 1, 1970 · Page 1
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Weather Forecast Partly sunny, highs in the tow 80s today. Variable cloudiness tonight and Tuesday with the chance ot scattered thunderstorms. Low tontaht in the low and mid COs.HighsTueedayinthe low and mid 80s. Wednesdayout- took warm and humid. Sports Of All Sorts Page B-l VOL. 87-NO. 198 MX, MONDAY, JUNE 1,1970 SECTIONS FIRST SECTION SINGLE COPY lOe County Near Deadline For Setting Tax Rate By MARGARET HINDMAN Staff Writer The county commissioners delayed setting a tax rate for fiscal 1971 until tids afternoon'session, after discussing additions to the budget in several areas this morning. The commissioners are required by law to set a tax rate by midnight tonight The commissioners expect to reach a tentative agreement con- Accidents Listed By State Police For the second consecutive year, Frederick County had no Memorial Day holiday traffic fatalities, however, several persons were injured, Three automobile accidents, two involving injuries, were investigated by Tie. Millard Mastrino Sunday and this morning. On U. S. 40, near the intersection with Md. 75, a two-car collision injured two drivers, neither requested hospital treatment. Tfc. Mastrino said a car operated by William Alexander Noble, 64, of Bethesda, drove across the eastbound lane of U.S. 40 and attempted to enter the westbound lane. A second car operated by William Allan Falkenberry, 56, of Ava, ni,, collided with the rear of Noble's car. The accident occurred at 2 p.m. Sunday. An accident early this morning claimed the life of a deer that attempted to cross Md, 75 near Johnsville and was struck by a car operated by Lewis £. Crumpacker of Union Bridge. The collision caused $200 damage to Crumpacker's car, according to Tfc. Mastrino who said the accident occurred at 12:50 a»m. An RFD1 Frederick, man, William Lee Mercer, escaped without injuries today when his car went out of control on Md. 2( in Libertytown. Thecartravellec 375-feet down an embankment before striking a concrete curb in front of the D. D. Hartzler and Sons funeral home. Tfc. Mastrino estimated damage at $1,000 to Mercer's car and charged Mercer with failure to keep right of center In the 3 a.m. accident. Mercer apparently went to sleep at the wheel, police said. cernlng the final budget prior to setting the tax rate, although they are allowed by law to make budget changes until June 30. m action this morning expenditures of $1,221 were restored to the Metropolitan Sanitary Commission budget and additional funds of $1,050 were placed n the county library budget rais- ng grants to community librar- es from $750 to $1,000 each. The commissioners also discussed in-kind contributions that he county might make to the ibraries. It was agreed to reduce the Montevue capital budget by $50,000 formerly allocated for the destruction of the dining room. Decision concerning the funding of the Board of Education lata processing department was deferred at the morning session. One suggestion discussed to previous session was that the Board of Education department receive partial funding and be consolidated with the company department In the following fiscal year. Commission Wallace Button minted out that income from lighway revenues exceeds expenditures In the county roads program by $81 J ,871 Jhese funds are budgeted for non-highway use. "What we're doing is making money on the roads and we cannot afford to cut back on our roads program," Button said. He suggested that the commis- loners increase the roads budget by at least $31,000. Commissioner Charles Collins suggested that the amount be placed n a contingency fund for the roads department. Nodeclsionon the addition of the funds was made this morning. The commissioners are expected to continue budget discussion and to set a tax rate this afternoon. A final budget is, not expected until later this' month though tentative allocations will be announced at the same time the ax rate is decided. County WCTU Plans Convention The Frederick County Woman's Christian Temperance Union will hold its 85th annual convention this Thursday, June 4, at the Trinity United Methodist Church on West Patrick Street The convention meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with county president, Mrs. C. A. Johnson, presiding. Rev. Frank P. Brose of the Parkway Church of God, will give the morning devotions. The convention will be addressed by Rev. Ray Zerbe of the Frederick Union Rescue Mission. Rev. Kenneth Hamrick of the Thurmont United Methodist Church, will again bring words of challenge and present special awards. The afternoon session will feature the White Ribbon Recruit Service and the Memoria Service. Mrs. Margaret Blair will give two solos. The highlight of this session will be the address by the State President, Mrs. Lewis Shannahan. The public is invited to attend both sessions. Lunch will be served by the women of the church. Hundreds Dead As Quake Hits Peru PERU QUAKE-Map locates epicenter of quake which hit Peru coastal area Sunday. Epicenter was fixed offshore of CHIMBOTA. Other cities hit in 600-mile quake zone (shaded area) were Chiclayo, Trujillo, Husraz, Huacho, Lima and Pisco. (AP Wirephoto) J. M. Hogan, Former St. John's Pastor, Dies LIMA, Peru CAP)- Hundreds were feared dead in Peru today following a massive earthquake that devastated communities along a 600-mile stretch of the coast. Radio Panamericana reported 140 dead in Huaras, a city of 22,000 in the snow-capped Andes 175 miles north of Lima, The Peruvian Red Cross said 90 per cent of the homes and commercial buildings were destroyed Sunday in the quake and at least five after shocks. Some 35 miles to the northwest, the slum-ridden coastal city of Chimbote had at least 15 killed and terrible destruction, officials reported. Chimbote was a sleepy fishing village until a 'ew years ago, but the new fish- meal industry has attracted The Rev. Father James M. Hogan, 75, pastor of the St. John Catholic Church until his retirement hi 1967, died Thursday at the Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadow Brook, Pa., after a long illness. Fr. Hogan was a native of Philadelphia and had been living with his sister, Miss Regina Hogan. Father Hogan was the son of James Michael and Mary Ann Hogan. He was one of six children, two brothers and three sisters. He prepared for the priesthood at St. Charles College and St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore and was ordained in 1926 by the late Archbishop Michael J. Curley of Baltimore. He was appointed first assist- it at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Chevy Chase and remained there until 1929. He was the appointed successively at St. Brigid's in Baltimore from 1929-40, and St. Dominic's in Baltimore, from 1940-42. He was then named pastor of St. Peter's Church in Hancock. He remained there until his assignment at St. John's in June of 1944, succeeding the Rev. Msgr. William F. Sauer. Father Hogan was pastor of St. John's Church from 1944 until his retirement, three years ago. After his retirement, he lived for a brief time in California before his health failed and he went to live with his sister. Father James M. Hogan Father Hogan's tenure as pastor of St. John's had been marked by consistent growth ir membership and expansion of service and facilities. In 1944 the church membership was approximately 700 families This number increased to 1,300 by the time of his retirement. The parish school held 130 pupils in 1944, by 1967 the elementary school enrollment ha increased to 570 students and 130 students in the high school, (Continued On Page A-5) thousands of Indians to work in the factories. The Peruvian Geophysical Institute said the quake struck at 3:23 p.m. EST, with its epicenter 211 miles northwest of Lima and 12 miles offshore from Chimbote. The institute said the tremor was 7.75 on the Richter scale and 8 on the Mercali scale, intense enough to cause "grave damage." Peru's last disastrous quake, on Oct. 17, 1966, killed 175 persons and left more than 3,000 homeless. It registered 7.5 on the Richter scale. Officials said it might be days before an accurate assessment of deaths and property damage could be made. In Lima damage was slight and injuries few. One person died of a heart attack attributed to the earthquake. Limans are always aware of the possibility of a quake and generally react well by seeking open areas or standing beneath reinforced doorways. But hundreds ran into the streets screaming as buildings began to rock. Several dead were reported in Trujillp, the heart of the sugar plantation country and the site of a W. R. Grace chemical complex, 300 miles northwest of Lima. Considerable damage was reported in Paramonga, the site of sugar refineries and plantations about 90 miles northwest of the capital. People fled in panic. In Chiclayo, 400 miles up the coast from Lima, one person was reported dead of a heart at- tack and at least 40 injured. building cornices, walls and a umber of church towers col- apsed. One person was reported illed and 18 injured in Huacho, '5 miles northwest of Lima, Considerable damage was reported in Canete, a farming urea SO miles southeast of Lima. "he damage from the quake apparently went as far as Pisco, about 125 miles southeast of the apital. Nixon Plans 'Encouraging' Military Report To Nation SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) - President Nixon returns to Washington today with what he calls encouraging military reports on Cambodia and Vietnam to relay to the nation in a televised adc'ress Wednesday night. He got ti:o word in a 2V2-hour briefing Sunday at the Western White House from his two top A s i a n commanders- Gen. Creighton Abrams, supreme sL commander in Vietnam, and Adm. John S. McCain Jr., commander-in-chief, Pacific. They flew here to give the President and top Washington military leaders an up-to-date progress report on the month- old Cambodia operation and how it will affect plans for withdrawing more U.S. troops from Vietnam. "The President was encouraged by this briefing," deputy press secretary Gerald Warren announced afterwards. He turned aside questions on specific details, explaining that the President wants "to make his own report" in a 15-minute TV talk. Warren emphasized that President Nixon had no new or dramatic decisions or announcements to make regarding the Vietnam war. The June 30 deadline still stands for withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Cambodia, Warren said. He added that the President did not plan to say anything about the timetable for withdrawal of the 150,000 troops he announced would come out of Vietnam by next spring. The TV address, at a time to be announced later, will relate to the progress of the operation against the enemy's Cambodian border sanctuaries launched April 30 and the Vietnamization program under which the United States hopes to turn over more battle responsibilities to the South Vietnamese. The Columbia Broadcasting System, the American Broadcasting Co. and the Mutual Broadcasting System said they would broadcast the presidential address. The National Broadcasting Co. had no immediate comment. 450 Join Events Bicycle Rally Most Successful Ever Frederick City and County can boast and the YMCA can take me credit for having hosted and headquartered the largest, most successful of the six Great Eastern Bicycle Rally events ever held.* More than 450 bike riders- ranging in age from 5 to 76-participated in the Jour-day Memorial Day holiday rally sponsored here by the League of American Wheelmen. There were four host organizations from the area--the Frederick Bicycling Club, the Potomac Pedalers Touring Club, the Baltimore Bicycling Club and the Potomac Area Council of American Youth Hostels--in cooperation with the Maryland Physical Fitness Commission and the Chamber of Commerce of Frederick County. The 450 registration doubled the previous high, and with more titan 1,000 riders and fans in the bleachers of Gov. Thomas Johnson High stadium, a rousing ovation was sounded when Rally Chairman Art Milbourn asked if the members wanted the rally back in Frederick next year. (Actually The LAW--League of American Wheelmen--assumed ownership of the GEAR -- Great Eastern Rally-and will decide the rally place in 1971). The rally included 23 different riding tours of points of interest in Frederick County and nearby Harpers Ferry, highlighted by Saturday nlghf s program at TJ. One of the most nostalgic events of the rally «was a tour of the Tow Path of the C O Canal by the visiting Hf-Wheelers,-an organization of owners and riders of antique bikes noted for their one large wheel (one as high as 54 inches) and one small one. . .some dating back to the 1880s. The Hi-Wheelers also staged a remarkable demonstration of operating skill and history at the TJ Patriots Field. This show also included a unicycle performance by Wynn Smith of Frederick, a Safely Demonstration" by Fred Fire Log Fire calls reported during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a,m. CITY 663-4400 SOUTH AND SOUTH MARKET Street. 8:04 a.m. Saturday, kitchen fire, general alarm. VIRGINIA AND PENNSYLVANIA Avenues, 5:05 p.m., Saturday, car fire, Uniteds responded. COUNTY 662-6333 HARMONY, 9:52 p.m., Saturday, chimney Ore, Myersvllle responded. I 70,5:10 p.m., Sunday, woods fire, Independents responded. Ambulance calls: Emergency-8 Routine-1 DeLong, a Tandem Couples Showoff (bicycles built for two), prizes for oldest-youngest, etc., and a Boy Scout Merit Badge presentation. The GEAR '70 Committee included Art Milbourn of Alexandria, Va,, chairman; Clyde Nltz, Therese Leplne and Bill Curtis, publicity; Walter Williams and William Abrecht, program; Wayne Rodgers and Carl Cora- ett, riders; Harriett Englebrecht Milbourn (formerly of Frederick, now- Alexandria), and Jane Abrecht, registration; Richard and Helen Hargett, food; Norman F. Ford, executive director, Frederick County YMCA, headquarters; Richard Hammond, Chamber of Commerceliaison;andBud Terry of the Maryland Physical Fitness Committee. Chairmen of prior rallies have been Fred DeLong, 1,2,5; Sidney Lustig, 3; and Dan Henry, 4. The acronym, "GEAR '70," was attributed to Eli Freedman of the Baltimore Bicycle Club. The awards were presented as follows: farthest cycled, male, Lt, Col. Ret. John Vanderpoll of Concord, Mass.; female, Judy Richmond, Westport, Conn.; youngest boy (cycled 50 miles), Kenneth Boettger, 5, Windsor Locks; youngest girl, Kathy Collier, 7, Bethesda; largest family, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Collier of Bethesda, five children. Furthest traveled -itie) Virginia Hancock and Rocky Williams, both of Houston; oldest rider, Maurice Hutder, 76, Rich- mond, Va.; Hi-Wheelers, Bob McNair and Robert VanRavens- way, both of Swathmore, Pa,; Dr. Charles Hetzel, Wayne, Pa,; George Garrettson, Philadelphia; Edmund Haigler Jr., Wymcote, Pa.; Bob Schadel, Folsom, Pa.; and Ernie Knight Karen Kundsen of Wayne, Pa., rode one of the antique and most unusual bikes, one of the first "safeties" (modern two-wheelers). Thirty-four different states were represented. The rally has become a family affair, and families came in every conveyance imaginable--by bike, bus, car. micro-buses, trucks, trains and planes. (Continued On Page A-5) Nixon was ending a four-day Memorial Day weekend stay at his Spanish-style vacation villa overlooking the Pacific. He planned to fly back to Washington from nearby El Toro Marine Corps Air Station about 3:20 p.m. (PDT). The military briefing was the highlight of an otherwise quiet holiday weekend. The resignation of Clark R. Mollenhoff as a Nixon special counsel was announced Saturday. Mollenhoff said he would leave his post in mid-July to become Washington bureau chief for the Des Moines Register and Tribune, for which he had worked 28 years before his White House appointment. Mollenhoff, a Pulitzer Prize- winning reporter, had been criticized for some of his official activities as a Nixon aide, including the scanning of income tax returns of some governmen employes. Showers Due In Local Area Temperatures during the first part of this first week of June will range in the middle and upper 80s as showers and thundershowers move into the Frederick area. The mercury is expected to drop somewhat the latter part of the week as showers end. Today's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies as the mercury hits 85 to 88 degrees by late afternoon. Skies tonight will be variably cloudy withtempera- tures in the 60s. Showers are expected. Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to bring thundershowers though temperatures will remain the same. Temperatures will drop to the 70s at the end of the week and shower activity will end. Memorial Day weekend weather remained sunny and warm, with highs on Saturday in the high 70s rising on Sunday to 82 degrees. The overnight low was 45 degrees. During the month of May, 2.33 inches of precipitation was recorded at the official Frederick weather station. Normal for the month is 3.91 inches. U.S. Artillery Shells Enemy Base In Cambodia SAIGON (AP) - American artillerymen lined up 20 big howitzers and fired more than 2,000 shells into a suspected North Vietnamese staging area across the Cambodian border Sunday in one of the biggest artillery attacks of the Vietnam war. "It must have looked like the Russian front in World War n," one U.S. officer said of the five- hour attack, made from a reopened firebase in War Zone C, about 70 miles northwest of Saigon. Initial reports indicated some bunkers were blown open and a few secondary explosions occurred, indicating that munitions had been stored in the area. But U.S. officers said bad weather prevented a thorough aerial assessment. The twelve 155mm and eight 8-inch howitzers blazed away at the rate of seven rounds a minute. The target was a crescent- shaped jungle area about five miles west of the border and one to two miles southeast of the Cambodian town of Kra- sang. Allied troops recently swept through the area, but officers of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division said intelligence reports indicated that the area was being used as a "marshalling area" by North Vietnamese troops. Such artillery attacks are rare in the Vietnam war. Saturation bombardment usually is left to B52 bombers and tactical aircraft. One senior officer said the proximity of Krasang to the target area may have led to the decision to use artillery instead of less accurate air strikes. The artillery attack coincided with a new operation launched inside Cambodia by South Vietnamese forces near the provincial capital of Prey Veng, 35 miles west of Krasang. A South Vietnamese spokes- man said the troops clashed sporadically with enemy forces over a 12-mile area around Prey Veng Sunday. He reported 34 enemy killed, 13 prisoners taken, and only one South Vietnamese wounded. Two battalions of rangers, two battalions of marines and about 120 armored personnel carriers and tanks were pushing north from Prey Veng along Route 15. They were pursuing the North Vietnamese 272nd Regiment which, after retreating from the hup rubber plantation, occupied part of Prey Veng for two days last week. A Cambodian military spokesman said the Viet Cong mortared the provincial «apital of Kompong Thorn, 80 miles north of Ptinom Penh, and controlled portions of the highway to Angor Wat north of Baray, 55 miles north of Phnom Penh. The spokesman said several ridges were blown up between Baray and Tang Krasang, 70 miles north of Phnom Penh. He said enemy troops continued to control the provincial capital of Stung Treng, 30 miles south of the Laotian border. Martial law went into effect today in Cambodia amid signs that the government of Gen. Lon Nol was beginning to crack down on its critics. Troops and police are already searching homes without warning or warrants, and military patrols are enforcing a nightly curfew. Diplomats said the chief effect of the proclamation was to formalize what is already being done and to warn critics to keep quiet Military sources ir Laos said government forces attacking by helicopter after two days of air strikes recaptured the northwestern town of Pak Tha Sunday, one month after enemy forces seized it The sources said the combined Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese battalion which had been holding the town put up only light resistance. ENTERTAINMENT ON WHEELS - The Great Eastern Bicycle Rally included a segment of "special entertainment" featuring stunt riders, safety demonstrations and comedy acts on the Thomas Johnson athletic field Saturday evening. Wheeling down the track on a bicycle built for three, with one "hitch-hiking" on mother's back is the Edward Haigler family. Center shows a unicycle performance by Winft Smith of Frederick. On the far right the High-Wheelers, an organization of owners and riders of antique bikes, performs. - (Photos by Amos Brown) Stock Market " NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market registered a strong, broad gain early today in moderately active trading. SPAPLRl

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