The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 3, 1970 · Page 40
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
June 3, 1970

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 40

Publication:
Location:
Frederick, Maryland
Issue Date:
Wednesday, June 3, 1970
Page:
Page 40
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 40 article text (OCR)

THE NEWS, Frederick, Mujrlud Meeting Today Task Force Reports By WILLIAM GRAFF AM Montgomery Bureau Chief ROCKVTLLE - A special task force told the County Council Tuesday that it had legal rights to use of .the Blue Plains Disposal Plant in the District of Columbia but indicated that equity rights or not, the pragmatic situation with Congress and the Interior Department had the county in a bind. - The task force. hearted by Pro gram Coordinator William H. Hussmann, recommended to the Council four major points it should stress today in a senate office building meeting with Maryland's Governor, its two senators, a representative from the Department of Interior, and Congressman Gilbert Gude and Laurence Hogan from Montgomery and Prince Georges counties. The 4 p.m. meeting was arranged by County Council President Avis Birely and Prince George's County Commission Chairman Francis S. Alulsi, to seek political help on the area's sewage disposal problems. The four points to be stressed are: the suburban area's desperate need (if population demands on sewer service is to be met) for a sewage disposal capacity at Blue Plains for 309 million gallons daily; the District of Columbia's expansion of the Potomac Interceptor Sewer; a tie in of the lower western county sewer system to the Dulles Interceptor Sewer; and a first stage start of an Anacostia Treatment Plant using a force - main to carry effluent to Blue Plains. .The basic problem with the recommendations is that all of the above methods call for carrying sewage to the Blue Plains plant, presently over - capacity, and its expansion opposed by the Department of Interior (seeking to clean up the Potomac) and lack of funds from Congress. The legally right but practically difficult situation the county finds itself in was described by one county office building wit, "The point is Montgomery County residents are to be allowed to use their toilets, but not to flush them." The essential purpose of today's meeting with the areapoli- tical leadership is to develop enough "political clout" to move the Interior Department into allowing expansion of Blue Plains and enough time for the suburban counties to develop better long - range plans, and to gain congressional funding support for the several essential projects covered in the four recommendations. The conclusions and recommendations of the task' force, which drew together in one week the opinions of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, the Maryland - National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the county Health Department, the county attorney and others, were developed under the pressure of seeing large areas of Montgomery County cut off from further sewer connections by a State Department of Health order of last month. The complete conclusions are: (1) The present plans for the metropolitan area do not (even at 420 MGD at Blue Plains) take care of the long - range waste disposal requirements of suburban Maryland. They are based upon 1962pop- ulation forecasts for the metropolitan area of some five million persons, whereas present population forecasts predict a most probable population in the year 2000 of 7.7 million. (2) The present plans for the metropolitan area in themselves express such concern for the long - range adequacy of waste treatment procedures at Blue Plains (insofar as they affect water quality of the Potomac River) that present a continual reassessment of their feasibility is prudent. (3) We recognize the merits of the Department of Interiorpro- posal to provide for the maximum utilization of the water resources of the Washington Metro- politan Area, and the need to accelerate as much as possible the clean-up activities for the Potomac River. In addition, we accept the concept that one method of providing for the most beneficial use of our resources may be the decentralization of sewage treatment facilities. Such is not the only alternative, however, and cannot be implemented or understood overnight. Interior officials presented Professor Bacon's report together with a statement that called for the "complete support of the citizens of the metropolitan area," and the "cooperation and complete coordination of the planning activities of each and every jurisdiction in the National Capital Region." Time to accomplish this objective should precede any major change in metropolitan plans. (EDITOR'S NOTE: The Bacon report referred to was a consultant's study prepared by Professor Vinton Bacon of the University of Wisconsin for the Department of Interior and released on May 21.) (4) There is no evidence that the existing 240 MGD (million gallons daily) capacity is the maximum feasible capacity of Blue Plains. Use of interim treatment plants at developer expense is not in our judgment a feasible or desirable alternative to our continued right of access to and use of Blue Plains by the Maryland jurisdictions, until such time as a workable alternative is presented for consideration by the local governments of this region. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Such interim treatment plants at developer expense were recommended by Professor Bacon.) (5) For these reasons, we reject the Department of Ulterior recommendation that major changes in metropolitan programs of mis kind serve in their present form as substitutes for present plans. It is essential to the well-being of both Montgomery and Prince 3 ROOMS New Furniture FREE DELIVERY Complete Line of Furniture, · TV's, Appliances at Discount INC. 50 South Market OPEN EVERY NITE 'TIL 9 P.M. Richard Hammond IHammond To Demonstrate Bee-Keeping A bee-keeping demonstration will be held at the Hessian Barracks, located on Maryland School for the Deaf Grounds off South Market Street, Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., as part of the 225th Anniversary celebration and Bell and History days. The demonstration will be given by Richard Hammond and will feature one glass enclosed frame from a working honeybee hive containing possibly a queen bee, workers, drones, eggs, larva and honey. "This section of the hive will be visible from both sides," Hammond said, "but the bees will not be allowed to fly free." Hammond and others will be on hand to answer questions concerning beekeeping. Hammond, secretary of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Maryland State Beekeepers Association and has kept bees as a hobby for many years. He has about 50 colonies and two apiaries (a place where bees are kept), one at his home on Mt Philip Road and one at the home of Lease Bussard at Lime Kiln. George's counties that we be able to utilize the existing facility at Blue Plains until, under the old or a newly - adopted Plan of Compliance, regional plants are justified, planned, designed, constructed, and placed in operation. Immediate approval of the next stage of the Anacostia Relief System and the Blue Plains expansion program is a minimum requirement for our continued orderly growth. Councilman James P. Gleason Tuesday continued his close questioning of the WSSC staff and Commissioners on the attitudes taken by them which proved to be short-sighted in measuring capacity of the system they engineered, and in their over-con* fidence that Congress would fund the system as WSSC designed it. R was admitted by WSSC Deputy Counsel Paul T. Sissons that if the District of Columbia intake systems "are not funded by Congress, it is money down the drain." The number of millions of dollars involved was not available. Gleason's observation was that the WSSC had over - hopefully acted beyond what should have been their practical expectations in dealing with the vagaries of congression moods. As the council voted to adopt the task force recommendations, it accepted as an amendment the suggestion by Councilman Cleatus E. Barnett that the report indicate, "that the council supports cleaning up the Potomac River." R should be a short statement, Barnett said, "that we in Montgomery County are not trying to evade any responsibilities.*' AT INSTALLATION - The Frederick Section, National Council of Jewish Women, installed new officers Tuesday evening. Attending the installation were, 1. to r., Mrs. Maurice L. Guss, installer; Mrs. Eugene Zebovitz, Mrs. Charles Click, assisting the installer; and Mrs. Allen Massey, assistant coordinator. Mrs. Click also received the Hannah G. Solomon Public Service Award. Absent from the ceremony was Mrs. Morris Kosman, recording secretary; Mrs. William Cotliar, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Eugene Wupt, treasurer.-CPhoto by Cedric Smith) School Founder Retiring Mrs, J. Harold Hooper, known to her friends as "Betty" has ended her career as a kindergarten teacher following 19 years of service. Mrs. Hooper, who resides with her husband on Fulton Avenue in Walkersville, opened a day nursery in her home 19 years ago, when her youngest child entered the first grade. Fouryears later the classes had increased considerably and it became necessary to move the nursery - kindergarten to the Walkersville Fire HalL As there was no other kindergarten or nursery school in the immediate area, Mrs. Hooper's nursery involved more kindergarten age youngsters than the young nurseryjige 3 and 4 year oldsT The school drew in children Erom Lewistown, Mt Pleasant, Woodsboro, and Keymar, along with the Walkersville area youngsters. She watched her class of eight children blossom into the present four groupings totaling 35 children. Mrs. Cedric Smith joined Mrs, Hooper as a teacher 15 years ago when the move from lome to the fire hall occurred. Five years ago, it became necessary to enlist the aid of Mrs. Orley Bourland as an additional teacher. Today there are three kindergarten classes and one nursery class in the Walkersville preschool. Mrs. Hooper, who is not "of retirement age,"decidedto leave the school she founded so that there will be room for new blood." MAKES ROOM - Mrs. J. Harold Hooper of Walk- ten School. She gave 19 years of service, leav- ersville, stepped out of her role as founder and ing the school, "to make room for newblood."- teacher of the Walkersville Nursery-Kindergar- (Photo by Cedric Smith) Douglas Defends Action .WASHINGTON (AP) - William 0. Douglas, the Supreme Court's most controversial justice, has entered an impassioned defense of the right of federal judges to speak their minds and pursue an independent course. With an assist from Justice Hugo L, Black, the 71-year-old Douglas, the target of a removal drive by a group of House members, spoke out Monday at "efforts of federal judges to ride herd on other federal judges." Douglas and Black dissented with vehemence from the 5-2 rejection of an appeal by U.S. District Judge Stephen S. Chandler of Oklahoma City who has been shorn of much of his judicial authority by colleagues. The two justices said the 1939 She added that the 19 years she spent with the youngsters were 19 of the best years of her life. law which established judicial councils-- groupings of all the federal appeals court judges in a judicial circuit- was a proper attempt to regulate administrative matters. But, they said, the judicial council at Denver acted unconstitutionally in virtually impeaching Chandler, a function reserved to Congress. Douglas, with Black's concurrence, moved on to a biting attack on efforts of judges to control the off-bench activities of their colleagues. "Federal judges are entitled, like other people, to the full freedom of the First Amend* ment," he wrote. "If they break a law, they can be prosecuted. If they become corrupt or sit in cases in which they have a personal or family stake, they can be impeached by Congress." But, he continued, in no place in the Constitution are federal judges given any power of sur- THE AMERICAN MILITARY TARGET OF A SMEAR Who Faked The My Lai Massacre? And Why? AUTHOR OF "GOD IS MY CO-PI LOT" AND WORLD WAR II FLYING ACE WITH THE LEGENDARY FLYING TIGERS BRIGADIER GENERAL ROBERT L. SCOTT, JR. TO STEAK ON "The Smear Against Our Service Men In Vietnam" - This secret attack against the American military, General Scott be* Moves, is nothing less than an attack agains't America. "The Communist fifth column knows it must disarm us before it can destroy us. High? now, it is succeeding!" To loam the truth about this Communist Big Lie -- and what you can do to expose it -- bo sure to heat General Scott. THURSDAY, JUNE 4 -- 8 P. M. WEST FREDERICK JR. HIGH SCHOOL DONATION $1.50 IN ADVANCE -- $2.00 AT THE DOOR SPONSORED IV THE FREDERICK COUNTY TRAIN COMMITTEE f. o. BOX MS, suRKimvate, MD. - PHONE veillance over the "aberrations*' of their colleagues. . . . Moving D0tlVer$ State-Wide,- : Service \ ' ; Low Rates; Free Estimates Local Moves A Specialty food Prices HI! BUY .DIRECT -- · Fail DILIVMY · MM IMSUKANCB Wi FIU YOUR FRKZIR Buy In Quantity S A V E $ $ $ $ FEED A FAMILY OF 4 FOR ONiY r/MVULT $150 · A DAY Government Inspected JuiOM, ft*. Everything IN FROZEN FOODS " MAT INFLATION: Call Now NO OBLIOATION 662-091? 663-4163 M'M MERCHANDISE MART 342 NORTH MARKET ST. (OesssHi Csfmocki) OWN MOW. * F»l. 1H. 9 IF YOU PONT HAW A ·MfZM_WE WILL SHi YOU ONI FOR AS UTTU AS $2.SO FiR WHK ACT NOW! NO MONIY DOWN ON AfFtOVID Ot DIT Commissioners Grant Rose Hill Manor Use A nvMtforiuwotttegrouDdf ·ad mansion at Row Hill Manor for a fund raisini meeting of the Frederick County Citizens for Tydings was granted Tuesday by the county commissioners* Commissioner Russell Herman objected .to the request but was overruled by bis colleagues who agreed that such a use would be a logical extension of the county ordinance regulating public use of Winchester Hall. The county code specifies that a non-profitorganiiationinay use the county facility for a charge of $5. Charles Collins suggested the additional condition that the group also pay any cost incurred to restore the building to its condition prior to the meeting. It was agreed that an ordinance covering public use of all public buildings, including schools, is needed and the county clerk and attorney were directed to draw up a proposal dealing with this. Collins and Button agreed mat .until such an over-all policy could be adopted, the present policy pertaining to Winchester Hall be extended to other county facilities. In other action Tuesday, the commissioners unanimously agreed to authorize the Metropolitan District Commission to proceed in borrowing funds in excess of $300,000 to be used in construction of a sewer line through Walkersville. In order to borrow the funds from Farmers Home Administration at a fiveper-centinterest rate, the Commission must demonstrate, through offering bonds forsaleontheopenmarket, that the funds cannot be obtained elsewhere at a rate lower than five per cent. Permission for initiation of the bond sale was granted, by the county commissioners. Decision on a request for an extension of 10 feet of a power line right-of-way through the Rose Hill Manor property was deferred. Potomac Edison had requested widening of the current right- of-way so the voltage carried by the lines may be increased. This would require replacement of the present three pole wooden structure with steel towers. The commissioners agreed to defer signing of the contract for the additional land until the Parks and Recreation Commission determines from the federal government if such a change might street future historical grants available for improvement of tne historic mansion and grounds. Discussion of me budget was deferred until Thursday morning. Selbey Graduates From Co. Course H. R. Selbey,Qu»kerHillRotd, Box 281, Union Bridge, has completed aRepair Foreman's Workshop held in AUentown, Pa, Employees from across the country attended the three-day session as part of a management development program recently instituted by Lehigh Portland Cement Company. Selbey la a relief foreman at Lehigh's Union Bridge, cement manufacturing plant The workshops were designed to provide Lehigh's supervisory personnel with improved techi- cal skills and a broader background in modern management techniques. Lehigh Portland Cement Company is headquartered in Allentown. The Cost to ALWAYS a matter of your own cMce. DAILEY'S FUNERAL HOME 1201 NORTH MARKET ST. Successor Ttt C. E. Cline Son EST. 1113 Tradition -- Understanding and Personal Attention is always extended at Dafley's. Human Relations Council of Frederick County, Maryland ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION POSITION: Executive Director, Frederick County Human Relations Council. QUALIFICATIONS: , College degree. Previous experience in inter-group relations, education, law. journalism, public relations, counseling or related fields. DUTIES: Plans, administers and correlates all services of the Council. Prepares agenda for meetings of the Commission. Interprets Civil Rights laws and policies on human relations to representatives of business, industry, professional associations, and others. Inquires into problem areas of interracial relations with a view toward resolution of issues. Conducts studies, surveys, etc. Conducts educational and other programs to promote equal rights and opportunities. SALARY RANGE: $9,000 - $11,000. APPLICATION AND RESUME: By June 30, 1970 to: Robert G. Smith Human Relations Council of Frederick County Winchester Hall Frederick, Maryland 21701 Introducing an exciting NEWdesign for you UK Zenith Weslwood "Living Sound* hearing aRLshaped for comfort, designed for top performance Try the Wtstwood on for size- it's Zenith's smallest behind-the-ear hearing aid. But. size isn't all I The new Wtstwood is designed to help you hear and understand with greater clarity. S Com* in--s*e and hear for yourself that the Wtttwoed it lust another reason why at Tht quality gees In before the narne eeee en June 7 HOLIDAY INN 1 FREDERICK TRI - STATE HEARING AID CENTER S3 S. Potomac. St. Hag«r»towB, AM. Jim rSPAPERI NEWSPAPER!

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page