The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 3, 1970 · Page 1
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Weather Forecast Scattered thunderstorms, Ifte- h/today and Thursday.Highs mid 80s to near 90 today and in the 80s Thursday. Lows tonight in 60s to near 70. K indergarteners Thrill To Life On The Farm Page A-8 VOL. 87--NO. 196 FREDERICK. MD, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1970 s£noNs 60 PAGES SINGLE COPY 10e 42e Car Fails To Start; Two Nabbed In Jewel Theft * By GEORGE DORSEY Staff Writer The get - away car wouldn't "fee* but the police got the two men accused of heistinf a tray of diamond rings from Colonial Jewelry Store Tuesday afternoon. Charged by police with grand larceny were: William Henry Jackson, 55 and John Lee Tally Jr., 35, both from Harrisburg, Pa. Bond was set at $5,000 each for a June 11 hearing in Trial Magistrate's Court. Police recovered six sets of diamond wedding rings near the Ham's American Service Station on West Patrick Street, where the car was parked. Lt. Paul Mossburg said one set of diamond wedding rings was still missing. The tray of seven rings was valued at $900. According to police at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, two men entered the Colonial Jewerly store on West Patrick Street and grabbed and ran with a tray of diamondrings. Pvt. Edgar Nicodemus and Pvt. William Eshbaugh later arrested two men in a car on the 100- block of West Patrick Street, when the car would not start Lt. Mossburg who arrived on he scene a short time after said he car started the first time for him. Activity Increases For City Celebration Commissioners Still Working On New Budget The Frederick County Commissioners, taking advantage of an off day for the Board of Education meeting today at which one commissioner serves as an ex-officio member-continued with its clerk and treasurer to probe deeply, "line by line' into the school budget seeking ways to eliminate unnecessary spending. · ^The overall county budget by law must be "signed, sealed and delivered by June 30. A spokesman said the commissioners eapect to have the monumental document, a recon 117.7 million, completed well before the deadline. The commissioners have held the tax rate at last year's level $2.54 per $100 assessed valuation of property. Thebudgetmust now be trimmed to effect a balance between estimated revenue and expenditures. The commissioners will now seek an up-to-date revenue estimate from the Supervisor of Assessments, with littte hope that this has increased appreciably since the last estimate on May 1. Meanwhile, in the school budget study, the commissioners are examining the document "line by line, teacher by teacher, every employe to double check to make sure every fig ure Is Tight, to make sure eac salary paid is exactly what will be allocated." This is neces sary, the commissioners' of flee said, to avoid "over-fund ing, even double funding." Stock Market NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market gave a mixed performance early today in moder ateiy active trading. By 10:30 a.m., a half hour aft* er the start of trading, the Dow Jones average of 30 industrials I behind 0:61 at 709.00. ixon Progress Report Slated After Cambodia Policy Vote As Frederick prepares for the forthcoming 225th anniversary and the annual Bell and History days, many persons are involved n "behind the scenes" work. The publicity committee has re- eased a list of those persons involved in the two forthcoming events. Alderman Qenmore Rice is serving as the chairman of the city's 225th anniversary, with Mrs. Charles S, V. Sanner, acting as chairman for the Bell and History days. Mrs. Richard R. Kline will serve as co-chairman. Bernard Callan Jr. is acting as coordinator for the two. Mrs. William Moore will be assisted by Mrs. William Hobson and Mrs. 3perry Storm as chairman of the hostesses. Michael Croghan and Mrs. Myron Randall are cooperatively working on the publicity. Ronald ·louse is serving as treasurer. Mrs. Robert Swanson is handling all arrangements for the dispensing of tickets which are now on sale for one dollar at the Cham- ber of Commerce, City Hall, and the lobby of the Francis Scott Key Hotel. Plans for the pageant to be presented June 11-13, entitled "Fredericktowne 1745 - 1970" are being handled by chairman Colonel Richard Clendenin and author Joseph Turner. m the specific areas, Thomas Poss is chairman of crafts, Richard Hammond, TV contact; Jack Doll, transportation; signs, Major Charles Main, George Schroeder and H. David Hagan, bell ringing; and H. Thomas Summers, Lease Bussard, Rose Hill Manor-and Taney house. Various churches throughout the city will be open during Bell and History Days. The following churches will remain open both days: All Saints Episcopal, United Presbyterian, Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ, Trinity Chapel, Evangelical Lutheran, St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Quinn A.M.E., and the Christian Scientist (Continued On Page A-5) Budget Cuts Cause Personnel Problems "Our budget problems have hurt us severely in securing new personnel, and I think it. is ironical that the County Com-' missioners will agree to purchase school buses ahead of time and not for teachers. Dr. Donald Z. Koons, personnel director, made the statement to the Board of Education this morning and cited additional difficulty making summer school arrangements until the status of 12-month personnel is received from the commissioners. Superintendent John L. Carnochan Jr. added that administra-' Tickets On Sale For Celebration Tickets are now on sale for the city's 225th anniversary at the following places: Francis Scott Key Hotel, Hotel Frederick, Chamber of Commerce, City Hall, Rices Color Center, Blue Ridge News Agency, Three Blind Mice, Routzahns, Frederick Travel Center, Hood College, Habers, and the domes Horse. Also at the Barbara Fritchie Home, Historical Society, Roger Brooke Taney Home and Fort Detrick. Tickets will also be on sale Saturday and Sunday at all buildings on the tours. ttve problems and renegotiations with teachers will take more time, even after a final budget figure is received. "If we accept this method of operating as the way we are going to deal in the future, we have been dealt a crushing blow," board member Richard R. Kline commented. Kline suggested a study of alternative fund sources for education and recommended that the local board try to obtain such information from the State Board of Education. "A lot of people don't realize how much is going to have to be cut out of education to come up with a balanced budget," Kline said. The board-proposed school budget has been cut back ar. estimated $2.2 million by the county commissioners, who announced yesterday that the tax rate will be held to last year's! rate. As a result, the full terftis of the negotiated contract with the teachers may not be met. Other "fringes," such as reimbursement for moneyteachers spend in summer and night schoo upgrading their certification with higher degrees, have been cut. Also trimmed have been the number of 12-month employes, those teachers who make possible summer school classes. The extent (Continued On Page A-5) Indochina Policy Faces House Attack VICTORY FOR WALL ACE-Former Gov. George Albert Brewer in a run-off election for the Wallace of Alabama addresses supporters Tues- Democratic nominee. Behind Wallace is his day night at his victory headquarters in Mont- daughter, Lee giving a victory sign. (AP Wire- gomery, Ala., after he defeated Alabama Gov. photo) WASHINGTON' (AP) - President \ixon goes on national television tonight to issue an Indochina progress report, just hours after a key Senate vote on limiting his future Cambodian policy. The Senate test was on an administration-backed proposal by Kansas Bepubhcan Robert J. Dole designed to negate the Cooper-Church amendment that would bar funds for U.S. operations in Cambodia after June 30. Although defeat of the Dole proposal, which called for allowing the President to use U.S. forces in Cambodia as long as American troops were held prisoner there, had been expected, the action reportedly would not affect Nixon's remarks, scheduled for 9 p.m, EOT. The President set his speech after meeting with defense and military leaders over the weekend when he reportedly was given optimistic accounts of the month-old Cambodian campaign. The President's Indochina policy also was under attack in the House today where antiwar members argued for a rider to a bill raising the national debt limit that they said was aimed at forcing a faster withdrawal of U.S. troops from Southeast Asia. The vote on the Dole proposal was the first real indication of Senate feeling concerning the measure sponsored by Sens. Frank Church, D-Idaho, and John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., to curb Nixon's powers in Cambodia after June 30, the date the President set for withdrawing all American forces from that country. Chances for a quick vote on the Cooper-Church amendment itself remained dim since three senators Tuesday accepted the President's invitation to go on a week-long tour of Cambodia and Vietnam. Republicans John Tower of Texas and George Murphy of California and Democrat Howard Cannon of Nevada scheduled their departure today, along with four House members, three governors and two Nixon advisers. Sen. Church Tuesday called the Dole proposal a travesty. The truth, he said, is "the longer our forces stay in Cambodia the more vulnerable they will be to capture- and to being killed - by the enemy." Wallace Celebrates Victory With Demand For Return Of Schools By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS George C. Wallace has won his bid to recapture Alabama's governorship- the likely prelude to another presidential race in 1972- and Jess Unruh claimed the Democratic nomination against Gov. Ronald Reagan of California. Wallace, who overcame a narrow first primary loss, promptly celebrated his victory in Tuesday's Democratic runoff over incumbent Albert P. Brewer by demanding President Nixon "Give us back our schools." Nearly complete returns gave Wallace 542,154, Brewer 510,442. In California, Unruh, a slimmed-down version of the man known as "Big Daddy" while speaker of the state's Assembly in the mid-1960s, easily outdistanced Mayor Sam Yorty of Los Angeles. Reagan was unopposed for Republican renomi- nation. That state's battle of two antiwar Democrats saw Rep. John V. Tunney, son of former heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney, ahead of Rep. George E Brown Jr., who once threatened to launch impeachment proceedings against President Nixon because of the U.S. attack into Cambodia. The winner faces incumbent Sen. George Murphy, the onetime actor and dancer, who de- feated millionaire industrialist Norton Simon in the GOP primary. Murphy is a strong supporter of President Nixon's policies in Southeast Asia. With 24 per cent of the state's 21,501 precincts counted, Unruh had 394,055 and Yorty 153,054. The year's busiest political day so far, with balloting in eight states, saw the renomina- tion of four Democratic senators - Majority Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana, John C. Stennis of Mississippi, Harrison A, Williams Jr. of New Jersey and Joseph M Montoya of New Mexico. Besides Reagan, two other Republican governors were re- Arson Suspected In Barn Blaze The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office investigation is conducting an into Tuesday BURNS TO GROUND - A barn on Indian Strings Road, netr Yellow Skringi, burned to the ground last dent The flre was going full force when firemen from three companies arrived. The owner of the structure estimated thebarn would cost about $12,000 to replace. Arson to being considered in the case, and the state Or* marshal was being called for an investfgation.- (Photo by Larry HeslinX nighfs barn fire on the Indian Springs Road, near Yellow Springs. Officials believe arson is a distinct possiblity. Charles Cronauer, Maryland Fire investigator from Hagerstown, has been called in along with Tfc. John Reburn of the Maryland State Police. Police said there have been numerous complaints of trouble at the horse farm prior to Tuesday night's $12,000 barn fire. The Maryland Fire Marshal usually assigned to Frederick County, Top E. Barnes, is currently studying at the University of Maryland. Police have not ruled out the possibility of an accidental cause, such as an electrical short. Further investigation will be completed this afternoon by Cronauer and Tfc. John Blake. An Independent Hose Company spokesman at the scene said that the company originally got the report as a field fire, but found the barn engulfed when the first nominated-- Robert D. Ray of Iowa, who was unopposed, and Frank Farrar of South Dakota. In the day's only major upset, Gov. David Cargo of New Mexico was defeated for the Republican senatorial nomination by Anderson Carter, a conservative (Continued On Page A-5) Armed Trio Abducts Pair In Baltimore EASTON, Md. (AP)- A Baltimore man and a woman were fcpparently abducted at gunpoint in Baltimore early today and forced to drive to the Maryland Eastern Shore, State Police said. The man, tentatively Identified as Cesar J. Arena, 23, was beaten in the auto by three men and dumped out of the car near Cueenstown in Queen Annes County, police reported. State Police who received a broadcast alert to be on the alert for the man's car arrested three men five miles north of Easton on U.S. 50 after 4 a.m., police said. Police said the man went to a residence near where he was thrown from the auto and called police, The beating victim was treated at Easton Memorial Hospital and then taken to the police barracks. The unidentified woman still was in the auto with the trio when they were arrested, police said. She was unhurt. Police said the trio was undergoing questioning this morning and that no charges were placed immediately. Baltimore City police were to handle the rest of the investigation and were en route to Easton this morning, State Police said. The arrests were made by Cpl. Maclndoe, and Troopers Harrison and Robinson. South Vietnamese Army Rushes Artillery Aid detachment rived. of firefighters ar- The owner of the barn, A. G. Young, said that the barn would cost about §12,000 to replace. Stored in it were several hundred bales of hav. and a manure spreader, Young said that two young sons of the man he rents the property to, Scalding Talbott, saved a 4-H calf from the flames. TelephoK2 services in the area were reportedly interrupted, but the report was not confirmed last night Firemen f r o m Braddock Heights, Walkersville and the Independents battled the blaze, which was reported about 10:15 p.m. By about 10:45 p.m., the of the roofing had caved in. The barn was a tin - roofed one. Despite appeals for spectators to avoid the scene, a large crowd had gathered to watch as the flames lit up the sky. The glow was visible from a point just past the Flair Armory on Rocky Springs Road. Firemen watched on last night as showering sparks from the conflagration threatened to ignite the tall, dry grasses in the area of the bam and nearby trees. SAIGOX (AP) - Five hundred South Vietnamese troops made a helicopter assault today to link up with the weary defenders of a mountain ridge artillery base battered by two das of attacks in the northwest corner of South Vietnam. Following up an early morning hammering by b.S. B52 bombers, American and South Vietnamese fighter-bombers dropped antipersonnel cluster bombs on lower ridgelines within half a mile of beleaguered Firebase Tun Tavern, while the relief force flew into a landiig zone about the same distance i from the base on the opposite side. Field reports said there was no resistance as the reinforcements and their U.S. advisers joined the remnants of Tun Tavern's defenders to begin a sweep around the base. At noon, North \ietnamese mortar crews were still hurling Court Fines Man Who Chained Wife WELSHPOOL, Wales (AP) "I chained my wife up to keep her safe," Robert Morris, 27, told the Welshpool court Tuesday. "Safe from whom?" asked prosecutor Richard Hughes. "Safe from another man," Morris replied. He said he put the chain around his wife's neck and kept her in a shed with bis cattle. Thccourtfined him $36 for assault and put him on probation for a year. A shells into the helicopter pad of the kidney-shaped outpost four miles east of the Laotian border as American medical helicopters wheeled in to take out the dead and wounded. One helicopter was hit and destroyed this morning. Losses continued to rise on both sides in the battle for the base, which occupies a narrow ridge 1,600 feet above toe Da Krong River valley. Field reports put government casualties at 50 killed and 119 wounded. The allies say 81 North Vietnamese have been killed. One American adviser was Killed and several U.S. and Australian advisers were wounded in the fighting Tuesday at Tun Tavern, which lies in rugged jungle mountains 21 miles south of the demilitarized zone. Fire Log Fire calls reported during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. CITY 663-4400 NONE. COUNTY 662-6333 RT. 40, 11:26 a,m., auto fir*, Independents responded. INDIAN SPRINGS ROAD, 10:04 p.m., barn fire, Independents, Braddock Heights, Walkersville and Junior ambulance responded. STAUFFER ROAD, 5:30 aon., building fire on Zimmerman farm, Walkersville, hdaptn- dents and Llbertytown responded. Ambulance calls: Emergency-- 1 Routlne-0 )f SPAPFRI 'SPAPERJ

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