The News from Frederick, Maryland on November 23, 1951 · Page 12
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Frederick, Maryland
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' TWO Tht New*, Frederick, M4L, Friday, November II. 1»51 Trains Crash In Tunnel In New York City TheNation YORK, Nov. 2 , holiday-crowded trains, both solar north, swayed crazily arid slammed together sidewise in a narrow tunnel beneath Manhattan's Park Avenue todajr. Twenty-seven passengers were injured, ,» The crunching impact hurled parts' o£ the trains against opposite sides of the tunnel One coach smashed througn a 20-foot concrete wall. ..:..-. : , Only exit from the underground wreck was along a narrow catwalk and up a winding, steel 'stairway. Rescue workers brought out a dozen victims by stretcher. "· Panic broke out .momentarily in one wrecked coach. "I saw glass flying around and I got up and slapped= some people when they looked like they were about to get out of hand." said Air Force Sgt. Russell -E. Harper of Chicago. "Women were screaming and » man and wife were trapped under their seat." Were Leaving Terminal The sides-wiping collision came as two eight-car New York, New Haven and Hartford trains, one a Stamford, Conn., local and the other a New Haven -express, were leaving Gran'd Central Terminal. . About 1.100 passengers were aboard the two trains, which were proceeding slowly through the tunnel ' j They left the station from tracks | of different levels, but about eight ' blocks north, the tracks converged- side-by-side, in the same underground passage. Police said one coach of the New Haven-bound train veered suddenly into the adjacent train. " Two cars of the Stamford local, one of them Caved in at the top, were thrown against the east tunnel wall. A derailed car of the New Haven train buckled the wall on the west. Traffic Blocked The wreck blocked all traffic in and out of Grand Central Terminal for three hours, delaying thousands of holiday travelers who jammed the station. Scores of police and rescue workers streamed into the dimly-lit tunnel, forming lines to guide passengers to the stairway to the street. Elderly women, covered with soot and dirt, cried and moaned a* they were carried out on stretchers. Twelve of the injured were hospitalized, but all but nine were sent home after treatment. Two of those confined, both New Yorkers, were reported in critical condition. Railroad officials had no immediate explanation for th« freakish collision. It came just one year after a Long Island Railroad wreck Nov. 22, 1950, on the eve of Thanksgiving Day, in which 70 persons were killed and more than 125 injured. That disaster occurred when an eastbound train crashed into the rear of another eastbound train that had halted in Queens. . LEWISTOWN VV. S. C. S. The W. S. C. S. of the Lewistown Methodist church held it* regular meeting at the home of Mrs. Joseph Livezey on November 13, with the vice president, Mrs. Albert Powell, presiding. The devotional program: "Thy Will Be Done -- South of The Border" was conducted by Mrs. Bertha Wastler. Prayer was offered by Mrs. Martin GIray. Mrs. Enrle Bowers presented the program. "Economics South of The Border." Readings were given by Mrs. Pauline Stull and Mrs. Charles Russell, Frushour. In closing the program Mrs. Bowers told the group by supporting the missionary program aid can be given men and women who need help desperately in distant lands. Following the business session the meeting adjourned by repeating the Lord's prayer. Refreshments were served by Mrs. Livezey. The next meeting will be the Christmas party to be held at the home of Mrs. Julia Wilhide on December 11, at which time the names of the Secret Sisters will be revealed. By JAMES MAKLOW WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 UP--It's easy enoufh to keep, the political pot boiling'--if* bubbling now-even though the political parlies don't pick their Presideriti»l candidates until next sunjtner. The ingredients «r« pretty well known. Toss in * couple of old hats and a few n«w on*i. if you can find them; add some fresh pinches of rumor dally; garniah with a few trial balloons; and stir throughly with tht nam«* of some possible candidates which isn't difficult since at this itage who isn't a possible one? This sound of the politicians beating their gums, as familiar as tht chirping of the katydids, can never be comical since there is a seriou* problem Underlying this scramble for the Presidency: If the voters choose the wrong man--particularly one -JRliose for " eign policy turns out Wrong--we may al! wind up in » total mess. So lt'» to everybody's interest to pay some attention to what's said between now »nd election time next November, This may be « little trying on the nervous system since politicians have a tribal habit of repeating themselves and one of the rarest birds in the history of man is a politician w.ith * really new idea. So, judgiiuj from past campaigns, we'll havelb get adjusted to hearing the clic.ies, old party slogans, .catch phrases and prejudice words served up warm in current dressing by th« politico* of : parties. While the field oifi'admitted candidates at the moment i» very small, there's a whole-carload of people in the wings, just aching for a tour- year leas* on the :lvhite building with the picket fence on Pennsylvania avenue. Until now they may have been deterred from saying so publicly not BO much by moaeity a, by * faint misgiving that their yen for the Presidency isn't shaved by anyone but themselves. Some of them will probably have overcome their reticence by party convention time. And by that time, of course, some of tht would-be candidates may lav* knocked themselves out by talking so much that it is clear the voters wouldn't like to nave to listen to them another four years. The conventions never lessen the din but only intensify it for then tht politician* all work harder than ever, including tht frustrated would-hav«-beens, impelled by party loyalty or something, to campaign for the party's choice for the sake of tht party. Ther* is said to b» a certain advantage in this almost year-long campaign in all the millions of words sUJjri and written the voters get ample chance to know why they're voting for whom. This belief, of course, might b* challenged by the Brltiiih who limit their campaigns to ab'out 25 days, apparently with the 'id*a that the Intelligent public know* pretty well by then who stands ^h«re and why on what Issues and whom they want to run the government next. Ev*n though it can be disputed that the British method is better than the American", at least the British by their brief campaigns save some wear and tear on themselves. And their politicians, too, for that matter. ^ Over 20 years ago. 61 per cent of all tuberculosis deaths in Maryland \vere among persons not yet 40 years old. Now that proportion is exactly reversed with 61 per cent oi the 1950 Deaths occurinji among persons 40 years of age and older. HOW ABOUT THAT?--Yogi Bern mirrors a broad frin after learning lie has been named by the Baseball writer*' Association of the most valuable player in the American League, ^qutt Yankee joins Dodgers' Roy Campa- nclla, the National League winner, to becomt the first c»tch*t* . to «sop th* priat. (NKA) , Th« tuberculosis death rate in the U. S. us · whole w»* 22.2 per 100.000 population in 1950 and approximately 26 in 1948. In Maryland 4he death rate was 35.1 per 100.000 population In IflSO and 39.1 in I9*ft. ILK I/ocaif People Make Possible Norse Girl's Year At Hood Photo by Frnnk Rtefer ·Miss Evelyn Schaffcr. Di-exel Hill. Pa., adjusts the green cap that marks her "Little Sister." Anne Svare, as a freshman at Hood. Anne's home is in. Eldsvoll. Norway. In Norway it would t no doubt be fish -- perhaps salmoii*-for a feast day, but in America ' A n n e Svare celebrates her first "Thankajsivi:-. Day with the more traditional "turkey and fixin's." The Hood College freshman, who is In this country for a year before entering the medical school of the vt-'onal U n i v e r s i t y ol' Norway In Oslo, spent the Thanksgiving holiday with Dr. and Mrs. 'William It. Quynn at their homo, "AmclorK," near Frederick. Certainly this WPS in keeping with the spirit of this family holiday f o r . the Quynns' are Anne's "family" while she is In the States and' : \it Is largely to them that her thanks go for m a k i n g this year of American study possible. Anne is the 10-year-old daughter of Bjarne Svare. Ph. D. and his w i f e Margaret. Both are teachers -- he of history and she of English and French-- at the Eldsvoll Gymnasium,. where Anne was graduated last spring. Story · ' · . : It was through the mother that the Svare and Quynn families became acquainted. In 1921, when Mrs. Quynn was s t u d y i n g history and Mrs. Svare French at the Sof- bonne in Paris they become. good friends. Mrs. Quynn visited from time to time in Oslo and in 1948-50. when Dr. and Mrs. Quynn were in France in charge of,.ynivcrsity of Maryland students doing research abroad, she and her husband were guests in the Svare home. * It had been hoped that Anne could study In this country but when a scholarship to a Missouri college was "offered- ^hor for last year, it seemed wiser to turn it down, since Anne had not yet completed her work at the gymnasium. which was required before she cottlrt enter medical school. When Mr. and Mrs. Q u y n n . heard of this they decided there still niu'st be a way for her to attend colleso when she was rcsfdy so they contacted Hood to see if n scholarship would be available this year. This was after scholarships for the present year had already been awarded but the collefe was able to provide a tuition scholarship. Confident that the rest could be worked out, Drl and Mis. Quynn invited A n n e to come and live w i t h them for a year and attend Hood Tor the time being as a clay Htudoht. Anne arrived for the opening of school in September and commuted daily over the miles between Hood arid "Amelung," south of Frederick. However, there was almost no opportunity for ia!uu;4 nart In Ihe many activities that po on outside Of classes and which are In themselves educational. . Cooperative Venture Meanwhile, a number of Interested individuals, local church and civic groups, the Frederick Branch o f ' t h e American Association of University Women, and the Foreign Student Committee at Hood, anxious thai the Norwegian girl have an opportunity -at fully experiencing American college life, combined their efforts to 1 .complete the scholarship that would make it possible for Anne to live on campus. Through their generosity, Anpe last week moved into Coblcntz Hall where she shares a room with a girl from New .Jersey. "It seems rather strange to me. but I t h i n k it's nice," says Anne of her new mode of living. Blnny jtllnor Differences It isn't the first hilng that Anne has found d i f f e r e n t in this country. Meals were one of her first problems. She's used to her m a i n meal in the middle o f - t h e day and she t h o u g h t she would starve before it was time for six o'clock d i n n e r at Hood. "The first days it was terrible,'' she smiles now, remembering. Norwegians have a great deal of f i s h ' I n their diet a n d they, always have potatoes with meat or fish. "1 do not u n d e r s t a n d why you do not have so m a n y potatoes here." say» Anne, ··«» MI norway we have only one hot meal a day. . Tor the other two metl* w« have ssnd- wiches." There ar* other strange things too. At Hood thei* are no boys In the classes, while in Norway boys and giris go to school together in all the achools .except « very few. private schools. Asked about dating, Anne explains that "over there the boy* and girls are more comradely, and they play *t more sports together/* . · i. , School Itself was different in many ways in Norway. The gymnasium in Eidsvoll 'had no campus and only ,two buildings, one a dormitory, the other for classrooms. Classes were held six days a week but only six hours a day, from eieht to two. Anne finds the two hours from two until four p. m. interminable. ; Pick And Choose The wide selection "of sports each day at four o'clock and the other extra-curricular activities are all so new. So is the .business', of choosing your own courses. In the gymnasium. Anne could .select the general, line of study, she wanted but having done that she was required to take all the courses offered in that particular line. The gymnasium corresponds roughly to the last two years of high school and first two of college. Anne's background o* languages has stood her in good stead on the ocean voyage and in America. She has had three years each of German and French, five years of English. . ' . ' · ' " ' . . She has little difficulty :with spoken English but must study hard to get in all the reading required for her course in English, phil- osoohy, chemistry, and American history. History is the hardest, «;ince the other girls have the American background and Anne "nacn't. Similarities, Too When it comes to' languages and history. Anne's American "farriily" is much like the one she left at home. Dr. and Mrs. Quynn. who spent 17 years on the faculty of Duke University, reverse the Svare order. Dr. Quynn teaching French and Mrs. Quynn history. Returning to Frederick In 1947. the Quynns bought "Amelung" and Dr. Quynn became a professor at the University Of Maryland. When Anne came to America she temporarily traded her brother Tnd two sisters tor two "brothers" here. Also students who call "Amelung" their American home are Philip Bowden. a graduate of Cambridge University.Mn -England who is in this country studying- 1 farming methods, and Dr. Jacques Bruri, a graduate dentist from Paris who .is dolns post graduate'work *t the University of Maryland Dental School. Mr. Bowden's mother was also at the Sorbonne with. Mrs. Quynn and Mrs. Svare. Fullbright Fellow When home seems far away, Anne has but to remember that her father, too*, is here in America. Not long after his daughter had received her invitation jiere. Dr. Svare was notified that he had been granted » FuUbrischt fellowship, to study economic history at Karvard. ]: .· Their travel arrangements called for separate passage and rfather arrived before daughter. BothVll return next .lime. They have nol reen each other since September when Dr. Svare met Anne In New York, put her on the train for Baltimore and then headed for Harv a rd. They are looking forward to a reunion at Christmas, which they will spencl with'Dr. Svare's cousin and his family on Staten Island-a cousin whom Anne had never seen before September and whom Dr. Svare had not seen since they were boys together in "the old country." The Sensationally New Dutch poppy ste^. Ts the only spice that is naturally blue. for io ~j u vour tm -j "budget too / 1952 *' 1VOWI VALUE . . . Mdrt for yoOr monty . .. many features other cars charge extra f o r . . . greater value throughout! , . FOR BEAUTY . . . 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