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Frederick, Maryland
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Tuesday, June 2, 1970
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THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Taeaiay, .hue ». lf» Page A-7 Study Of U.S. Railroads Hits Neglect Of Safety ; WASHINGTON (AP) - De- f«efraod~lmproper maintenance on American railroads are major causes cited by government safety experts for derailments which have soared 105 per cent in seven years. The derailments- sometimes involving trains hauling daneer- oo* eargoet- increasingly threaten towns and cities along the tracks with economic disaster and evacuation of entire illation*. tecords show authorities hive ordered 53 communities evacuated since 1964 after derailments of trains carrying nasardous materials. Twenty- five of the cases were last year. *Th« evacuation-causing derailments left 12 persons dead, 155 injured and property losses totaling millions of dollars. "It is obvious that in railroad transportation we are facing a new dimension in accident expo- jSure,** Chairman John H. Reed of the National Transportation Safety Board told a congressional committee last year. " . . . The railroad safety picture is serious, particularly in light of higher speed, longer and heavier trains, the possibility of a major catastrophe is ever present** An ·Associated Press study of government records on train accidents disclosed: - The number of derailments increased from 2,671 in 1961 to 5,487 in 1968- all but a handful involving freights. At the same time train mites traveled declined 5 per cent 8 derailments blamed on defects or improper maintenance of rights-of-way and_ structures soared 210 per cent, from 577 in 1961 to 1,800 in 1967, the last year for which that data was available. -Railroads estimate hazardous materials now compose 5 per cent of their freight, but the government says the figure is closer to 10 per cent. Railroad safety standards are not comprehensively set or regulated by the federal government. Instead, they are overseen by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). the American Railway Engineering Association (AREA), and by each individual line. "Bight now, the government has no authority over 95 per cent of the causes of most railroad accidents," says a Senate committee staff member who helped draft legislation requiring the Department of Transportation to set safety standards for the railroads. The bill was passed by the Senate in December and cleared a House committee last week. The increase in derailments is minimised by the Association of American Railroads. Says spokesman James A, Schults: "I think we are headed for a plateau and possibly moving downward in the number of derailments/' Semite also contends that many of the evacuations were unnecessary. The AAR says railroads spent $1.5 billion last year for maintenance of righta-of-way: $2 billion for maintaining equipment and $1.5 billion in capital improvements. "Thai's not enough money," says Schults. "But this was all we could scrounge up. We would like to have spent twice as much." In citing the need for legislation to make railroads safer, Sen. Vance Hartke, D-Ind., a sponsor of the pending bill, told the Senate of his personal inspection of many roadbeds. "I have pulled spikes out with my fingers. I have picked up some of the ties which are like driftwood. I have observed that bolts are missing on connecting rails. "I have witnessed first hand a situation where ... you could look underneath the rail-- supposedly fastened to see your shoes." a tie- and BLOSSOMING POPPIES-Pictured above are vens, Soda Pops Poppies; Tina Harris, Sugar- members of several Poppy groups, fcmior loaf Poppies; Bedi Murphy, Eager Beaver Pop- 4-Hers, as they gathered for the Blossoming pies; Debbie Fisher, Ballenger Little Poppin night ceremonies held May 21 at the West Fred- People; Gabrielle Keller, Clover Hill Poppies, erick Junior High School. From left to right Mrs. Nina Smith, Poppy coordinator and Mrs. above are, Mike Bowles, Urbana Poppies; An- Jean Fender, leader of the Urbana Poppies are nalisa Morrison, Sugarloaf Poppies; Stevie Ste- standing in baclT (Photo by Amos L. Brown). Damascus A reception and open house in honor of the Rev. Dr. E.A. Prink, former pastor of the Mt. Viry area, was held Saturday, May 23rd at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. R. Gwirm Lacy of Mt. .Airy. Dr. Frink will assume the post of Administrator of the Wayne County N.Y., 'Nursing Home in Lyons, N.Y., on June 1st. Dr. Frink served as pastor at Prospect-Marvin United Methodist churches from 1961-64. Prom 1965-1967 he taught English at Linganore High School and administered the testing for Frederick County schools. He was also associated with Calvary United Methodist Church, Mt. Airy, during this period. He served as pastor of the former Mt, Airy Circuit United Methodist churches Friendship, Simpson, Warren, hi 1968 and is presently pastor of Mapleside-Marvin United Methodist churches in Cumberland. Dr. Frink holds a Bachelor's degree from Roberts Wesleyan, a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D. C. and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity some years ago for his work as a missionary in Nigeria among the Ibo tribesmen. He has served as Headmaster at Elim Bible Institute in New York state and has held pastorates in several states. Friends, former students and parishioners visited with the Frink's during the open house. Assisting Rev. and Mrs. Lacy were Mrs. Lacy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford F. Kirk Jr. of West Carrollton, Ohio and Miss Sandra Pickett of Plane No. 4. The ladies of Prospect- Marvin, Calvary, Friendship, Warren, Simpson and Ridgeville- Howard Chapel United Methodist Churches supplied sandwiches and cookies for the guests. Dr. and Mrs. Frink are parents of three sons, Dean of Norfolk, Va., Paul, stationed In Guam, David, at home, and a daughter, Marjorie, at home. The Frinks thank all their many friends for a memorable occasion and pray God's continued blessings on each and everyone. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McAbee, Mrs. Inez McAbee and Mrs. Catherine Zeigler entertained the following persons at lunch recently, Mrs. Marie Hawkins, Mrs. Arlene Porter, Mrs. Bernice Depro, Mrs. Eleanor Saylor, Miss Sharon Smith, Mrs. Ann Depro, Mrs. Marge Barrett, Mrs. Betiy U Smith, Mrs. A farewell party was given by le member of the Friendship Jnited Methodist Church of Damascus, in honor of Mrs. Elizaeth Ann Depro, who is leaving reside with her daughter in Alabama. Mrs. Depro is the mother of the pastor of the hurch. The social hall of the church was decorated with peonies and a beautiful floral center piece given to Mrs. Mary Gaither for ler birthday, which was celebrated at the same time. Among other gifts, Mrs. Depro received a beautiful orange scarf and set Wheaton, Mrs. and Mrs. Julia Helen Seek of Anna E. Depro Gaither. Sunday, May 31, the N.M. Carroll Home Guild tea was held at 5 p.m. at the Education Center. The Rev. Kenneth P. Barnes gave a tour of the home through slides. Miss Linda j. Wade has returned to her home on Ridge Road after being a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Gaither visited with relatives of Mrs. Gaither in Glassboro, N.J. over the Memorial Day holidays. TEACHgR RETIRING--Miss Thelma Hinebaugh, a teacher both here and abroad for 46 years, is presented a silver tray from first grader Carole Grossnickle in appreciation for her 11 years of teaching at Liberty School. The award was presented during the May meeting of the Liberty FTA. Teacher Retiring After 46 Years Miss Thelma Hinebaugh, elementary school teacher at Liberty School, will retire following 46 years of teaching. Miss Hinebaugh has remained in the classroom despite the fact that she is certified as an Elementary Supervisor in the states of Alabama and Wes Virginia. She received her Masters Degree from the University of Alabama in 1949. In 1958, she was honored as the teacher of the year in Marlon County, W. Va. She was also vice-president of the Marion County Education Association. Miss Hinebaugh taught during the year, 1950-51, on the Isle of Wight, England, on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Gram. She returned to Europe in 1963 where she spent seven weeks, mostly in the Swiss Alps and England. * An extensive traveler, Miss Hinebaugh will travel to Europe this summer where she will see the world famous Passion Play. · She came to Frederick County eleven years ago and plans to remain here, pursuing an active career in church and civic work. Carole Grossnickle, a member of Miss Hinebaugh's first grade class, presented her with a silver tray on behalf of the Liberty School PTA at their May meeting. Chicken Rendering Plant Closed Down BALTIMORE (AP) - A seven-year battle to halt offensive odors on Maryland's Eastern Shore will end Wednesday with the closing of the Bishop Processing Company*? chicken rendering plant Chief Federal Judge Roszel C. Thomson denied Monday the plant owner's request to continue operations for another 12 . he case Is the first in the nation to be concluded under the Federal Air Pollution Act of ^1967. __ _ More than 95 per cent of jellyfish is water. Oil Spillage Teams To Battle Pollution WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is setting up quick- response teams to clean up oil spills that the polluters can't handle fast enough, but ultimate responsibility for cleanup remains with polluters themselves. Russell E Train, chairman of the President's Council on Environmental Quality, said Monday that five federal departments and agencies are coordinated under a new plan to handle spills. He said the Coast Guard would establish various national strike teams. a jeweled phi and earring presented to her by the church. Those attending were: Rev. and Mrs. Frank Depro, Rev. and Mrs. Robert Porter and children, Mr. and Mrs. Herman flng, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander McAbee, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Gaither, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Saylor, Mrs. Catherine Zeigler, Mrs. Mary Gaither, Mrs. Ver- iert Doweary, Mrs. Marie Hawkins, Edward Grey, Miss Keely Zeigler and Miss Sheila Zeigler. Buy And Sell News-Post Want Ads Prime Minister Egged In London LONDON (AP) - A heckler got Prime Minister Harold Wilson right between the eyes with an egg at a political rally. The egg was thrown during a Monday night meeting in suburban Harrow, where Wilson was appealing for votes for his Labor party in the June 18 national election. Wilson calmly brushed the egg drippings away and walked off to a nearby party headquarters. Middletown Cubs Meet The Middletown Cub Scouts and Webelos of Pack 476 held their May Pack meeting Thursday, May 21 at the Middletown Lutheran Church. Cub Master, Charles Brenk presided over the meeting and announced that the boys had sold $250 worth of Scout Exposition tickets. The boys also made $14.60 on their Scout Circus held at the April Pack meeting. Brenk then announced that the June Pack meeting will be on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Devils Back Bone Park. The Webeloes exhibited some of the projects they completed to earn achievement pins. Todd Rudesill showed his collection of handmade neckerchief slides, his pinewood derby racers, and his Log Book. Steve Brenk showed his paper mache volcano which is made to erupt by combining baking soda and vinegar. Steve Castle read an essay on people he admired and he also read a list of Helping Organizations and their purposes. The theme for the month was Mother Nature's Backyard. Each Den exhibited projects evolved from their nature' study. There were cigar box gardens, aquariums, turtles, a toad, cocoons, caterpillars and charts listing the number of nature items found in one square foot of ground. Herman Toms, District Forester for the State of Maryland was the guest speaker. He gave a brief talk on the necessity of protecting and conserving our forest. Then he showed the boys two films. The first film was the story of Smokey Bear. The second film was called Voice of the Forest. At the conclusion of the films, Toms gave the boys Smokey the Bear literature and a Junior Forest Ranger patch. Awards were presented to the following boys. Wolf Randy Cramer, Den 1; Scott Stroup, Den 2; Charles Adams, Den 2; Daniel Wood, Den 2, Michael Keyton, Den 3; and David Warren, Den 3. Gold Arrows were presented to Randy Cram- er, Den 1, William Miskell, Den 2; Scott Snowden, Den 2; Scott Stroup, Den 2; David Zittie, Den 2; and Doug Zittte, Den 2; Silver Arrows were awarded to Scott Snowden, Den 2; William Miskell, Den 2; Scott Stroup, Den 2; Kenny Wilson, Den 3; Doug Snowden, Den 2, and Mark Locke, Den 1. One Year Pins were given to Mark Locke, Den 1 and Amos Stine, Den 5. Steve Brenk of Webeloes, received a Denner Bar. John Hobb received an Assistant Denner Bar. Webeloes Achievement Pins were awarded to Steve Castle for Scholar, Scientist, Showman, and Sportsman; Steve Brenk for Sportsman and Outdoorsman; Bandy Leathennan for Sportsman; Steve Leathennan for Sportsman; Todd Rudesill for Forrester; and Mark Darner for Aquanaut, Artist, Athlete, Citi- Engineer, and Naturalist. Steve Castle received the Arrow of Light. This is the Highest Cub Scout award. Steve has now entered the Boy Scouts. The following boys received patches for selling ten or more tickets to the Scout Exposition; Jeff Brenk, Steve Brenk, Mike Keyton, Kenny Wilson, Billy Miskel, Doug Snowden, Scott Snowden, Daniel Wood, Mark Locke, Greg Currey and Jimmy Rouzee. Pinewood Derby winners were announced. Jimmy Rouzee, We- beloes, won for the fastest car and the best design. David Warren, Den 3, came in second. Judges for the Pinewood Derby were Renice Reed, Paul Fogle, and Lud Catlett The following boys received CO Canal patches for hiking five miles along the Canal; David Tabor, Randy Cramer, Terry Rouzee, Mark Locke, William Miskell, Scott Snowden, Doug Snowden, Scott Stroup, Kenny Wilson, Peter Hull, David Warren, Jeff Brenk, Greg Currey, Charlie Adams, Todd Rudesill, Steve Castle, Steve Brenk, Tom Clark and Michael Keyton. The Webeloes served refreshments and the meeting was adjourned. COAL and FUEL OIL HilsideCoalOilCo. HCC Named Test Center ^Howard Communily Collate has just been appointed as a testing center for the American College Teitlag (ACT) organization. Dr. Alfred Smith Jr., President of the College, received confirmation on May 25. Dr. Dean L. Des Roches, Director of Student Services, will administer the ACT Testing Center which will accomodate a maximum of 200 students at each testing session. According to Dr. Des Roches, the appointment of the College for this program is the first of many steps which will afford Howard County citizens better opportunities for educational services. Future plans In the area of testing and counseling will assist citizens who desire toknow more about themselves as they attempt to make educational career decisions. The college feels such a program is essential in their commitment to the development of student potential and the community it serves. Applicants who wish to take the ACT Test at Howard Community College may do so on October 1? and December 12 of 1970 and February 20, April 24, and July 17 of 1971. The ACT Test is one of the major tests utilized by institutions of higher education throughout the country as a means to collect important information on applicants. This information is used by counselors in developing educational programs to meet individual needs and abilities. Each of the 14 community colleges in Maryland makes use of the ACT Testing program. F U R N I T U R E n'fio A P P L I A N C E S 26 East Patrick St. 662-2141 The gift that starts the home... a Sweetheart Chest... by Lane® Three out of four girls who receive Sweetheart Chests from their boyfriends get married within a year . and girls know this What could be a better gift than one of these beautifully constructed chests for your girl on graduation day? 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