The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 4, 1970 · Page 1
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Weather Forecast Considerable cloudiness art coder with possible thundershowers today, highs in fee 70s. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers at times tonight and Friday. Lows in the 50s tonight. Highs Friday in the 70s. Little change Saturday. TJ' Brunswick Win In District Baseball Action Page B-l VOL. 87--NO. 196 PrtM Rwn JPott-Uttl I T«d*y t Nw»-llAH I FREDERICK* HD., THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1970 SECTIONS FIRST SECTION SINGLE COPY IOC WEEKLY BY CARRIER 42c Commissioners Find School Budget 'Cushion' By MARGARET HINDMAN Staff Writer The County Commissioners returned to their final review of the Board of Education budget today to examine the results of a detailed analysis by their fiscal advisers of the instructional expenditures section. Study of the section dealing with teacher salaries showed over-funding by the commissioners totalling $38,000. This "cushion," was included because of failure of the Board of Education estimate to consider deductions in salary routinely made from teachers who do not meet certification or degree requirements. It was pointed out that this may have been a computer programming error. Depending on the status of certification, between $200 and $600 may be deducted from the yearly salary of teachers holding provisional degrees and provisional non-degrees. In addition, advancement past the 12th step on the salary scale is withheld from teachers who have failed to gain advanced degree status within the required length of time. The board estimate was based on the assumption that all requirements would be met and advanced all teachers on the scale as if degrees would be obtained. This, according to one county official, provides a "cushion" in the salary category. The commissioners have previously tentatively funded $50,000 for reimbursement of teachers for their expenses in ob- itaining degree credits. Another section of the instructional budget examined at the Thursday meeting, and pointed to as containing excess funding, dealt with resignations. It was reported that 51 teacher resignations have been submitted to the board to date, not including retirements. No provisions is made in the salary section for replacing an experienced teacher with an un- experienced teacher, which would result in a net gain in the salary category. Funding is currently Boonsboro Girl 'Fair' After Kidney Removal Meat Cutters May Strike Chain Stores The meat cutter's union is expected to take a strike vote Thursday that could shut down seven grocery chains in Baltimore, central Maryland and parts of Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia. Local food stores associated with Local 117 of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen, may be in for difficult times following the meeting tonight at 9 p.m. The union had anticipated revised contract proposals Wednesday but none were brought about. Waldo Ricketts, manager of Safeway, on W. Seventh St., stated, "Unfortunately we would have to participate in any action taken because we are in the same union. Other stores locally affected Pride. are Acme and Pantry based on salaries of persons currently employed, with no provision for resignation and replacement at a lower salary index. The commissioners were expected to continue their review of the Board of Education budget this afternoon with an eye to dis- covering excess funds which could be deleted from one category and used to fund items previously cut. Attending the morning session was Reese Poffenbarger, president of the Frederick County Teachers Association. Geraldine Flook was reported in fair condition this morning by University Hospital personnel in Baltimore, following the removal of a transplanted kidney. The 21-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Flook, of near Boonsboro, received the transplant on May 12 but her body rejected the new organ and it was removed by a team of surgeons in a one-hour operation Wednesday. Miss Flook was first aware that her own kidneys were not functioning properly in 1966 when she became seriously ill. She was taken first to the Washington County Hospital then to the Baltimore hospital where she lapsed into a coma. Only dialysis treatments, which purify the blood, have sustained her life. Dr. Robert Ollodarte, one of the surgeons who helped perform Showers To Remain Cooler temperatures and afternoon thundershowers are expected to remain on the weather scene today through the weekend. The mercury will rise no higher than the low 70s today as northerly winds push moisture- laden air into the Frederick area. Shower and thunderstorm activity is forecast for late afternoon, with the probability of precipitation set at 60 per cent. Predominantly cloudy skies will continue tonight, as the mercury dips to the 50s. More rain is expected tonight and Friday. The outlook for the weekend promises a continuation of cooler temperatures and the possibility of more showers. Brief showers yesterday evening in the Frederick area dropped only a trace of measurable precipitation, the first rain this month. The mercury rose to a high yesterday of 87 degrees and dropped overnight to 60 degrees. Air Rides To Benefit Heart Fund Fly for only 2£ a pound and help support the Heart Fund this Sunday, June 7, at the Frederick Airport from 11 until 5p.m. Take the family for a plane trip and view historic Frederick and environs from the air, and at the same time help the "heart cause." Approximately 10 planes will be in flight through the kindness of the following pilots, some of whom will be flying their own planes: Robert Snyder, Charles M. Johnson, Charles E.O'Bryon, Allen Ray of Frederick Piper Sales, Sheldon Sheeler, Dr. Fred E. White, David Buhrman, Arthur Rielly of Aviation Enterprises, Eddie Nikirk, Harry Payne, Bruce Davies, Lee R. Saylor, Fred Harner, and James Bryam, This special event, according to the chairman Ronald E. Summers, will benefit the research, community service, and educational program of the Frederick County Heart Association. A registration table will be staffed by heart volunteers. This is the third year that local pilots have made this event possible through their generous contributions of their time and talents. 3 Boys Found In Storm Sewer Three city youths found a new and dangerous way to catch fishing worms. They crawled into the storm sewers beneath the city streets. Cpl. Billy Snoots Wednesday night found the three boys, 9 to 13 years, in the storm sewer on Motter Avenue with a can of fishing worms. The officer explained to both the boys and their parents that this is a very dangerous way to get fishing bait. The storm sewers can fill up within minutes after a thunderstorm and the boys could drown or they could make a "wrong turn" under the street in the storm sewer and become lost. These sewers extend for miles under the city streets. the operation, said Miss Flock's body rejected the transplant because of antibodies in her blood. She suffered hyper-acute rejection very early but we waited to be quite sure that it didn't reverse itself," he said. Dr. Ollodarte said that she appeared to be alright now but will be under close surveillance for the next ten days. He said she would be no worse off than before the transplant. Because of the dozens of blood transfusions that Miss Flook has had while she has been on dialysis she has been "sensitized." She had antibodies that reacted to six to eight out of ten random people that were potential donors. Dr. Ollodarte said that there is no way to prevent rejection. It can only be prevented by having an extremely close match and it is difficult to find a compatible donor. But he feels confident that a donor might be found as he says he has the whole eastern seaboard from Baltimore to Atlanta, Ga., from which to draw potential donors. Of course if she reacts to six to eight out of ten, "then we only have two to four out of ten persons that might be donors." The doctor said that now that the rejected organ has been removed, he will try to get her well and back on dialysis so that they can look for another kidney. He will try to get Miss Flook to gain some weight as she now weighs only 85 pounds. Teen Center Wins Okay At FCC The Frederick Jaycees have received permission from officials at Frederick Community College and endorsement from the County Commissioners to use the basement of the North Market Street building as a county teen center this summer. The civic group was informed by FCC president Lewis Stephens that the basement would be available and utilities provided as long as the college remains in the building. Though no official action was taken by the commissioners, - it was agreed that a letter of endorsement be forwarded to Stephens. The FCC building is scheduled to be vacated in late June as the college moves to its new campus on O'Possumtown Pike. There is, however, doubt that the new buildings will be ready for occupancy until some time later. The commissioners noted that the permission for use of the North Market Street facility as a teen center is on a "tria run basis" for the summer and that determination of its eventual use after the college leave has not been decided. Nixon Says Cambodian Objectives Achieved WASHINGTON (AP) - Pro-! claiming "all our major military objectives" accomplished, President Nixon says U.S. forces will be completely withdrawn from Cambodia by June 30 and 50,000 more American troops will be pulled out of Vietnam by Oct. 15. "I can now state that this has been the most successful operation of this long and difficult war," Nixon told the nation Wednesday night in a broadcast speech on the month-old campaign to destroy North Vietnamese bases and war supplies on Cambodian territory. He pictured his critics-- who accused him of widening and prolonging the war whe" he announced the operation April 30 -- as being proved completely wrong. The President reported that 17,000 of the 31,000 U.S. troops sent into Cambodia have been withdrawn already and the remaining 14,000 will be out by the end of the month. U.S. air and logistics support and military advisers-- serving with South Vietnam's 43,000-man force- also will be removed by the deadline, he said. After July 1, Nixon said, U.S. planes will strike at enemy troop movements and base? in Cambodia if he decides such action is necessary to protect American troops in neighboring South Vietnam. But that will be the only continuing American military activity involving Cambodia, he said. He left open the question of Six Youths Nabbed On Drug Charge Six local teenagers, five males and one female, were arrested last night in connection with two narcotic raids by city and state police officers. CpL Carl R. Harbaugh, of the local state police, said he and Det. Lt. Paul W. Mossburg of the city police, arrested Fred F. Costlow, 18 of Schley Avenue, along with 16 and 17- year-old boys at the Frederick Shopping Center about 7:30 p. m. Costlow was charged with sale and possession of LSD while the youths were charged as juvenile delinquents. Costlow was released on $500 bond and the juveniles were released to their parents. About 10:25 p.m. Det. Sgt. G. Thomas Darkis of city police arrested Marc A. Cutsail, 18 of Biggs Avenue, and William R. Walker, 18 of Barbara Street, along with a 17-year-old female, on Taney Avenue. Cutsail and Walker were charged with possession of marijuana and narcotic paraphernalia and both were in jail last night under $1,000 bond apiece. The girl was charged as a juvenile delinquent and released to her parents. A hearing is scheduled for June 24 in Trial Magistrate's Court for the three adults on the drug charges. The three juveniles have been turned over to juvenile authorities. SEE FREDERICK BY AIR AT 2 CENTS POUND- Heart Association program scheduled for this At only 40 pounds, David Baker will be able Sunday, June 7, at Frederick Municipal Air- to tour the Frederick area by airplane for port, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A donation per only 80 cents, and Arthur Summers Sr., weigh- person of 2 cents per pound to the Heart Fund ing in at 160, will see how his hometown looks will give any citizen a flight over the Frederick from aloft for $3.20. It's all part of the annual area. when South Vietnamese troops will be Withdrawn. Nixon's Oct. 15 target date for Hilling50,000 more troops out of Vietnam indicated he plans to bllow a slower timetable in withdrawals during the six months that began April 20 than n the six months between mid- October and mid-April next year. Last April 20 he announced removal of 150,000 troops over the next 12 months. At an even withdrawal rate he would have aken out 75,000 by mid-October. Jut when the Cambodian opera- ion was started withdrawals rom Vietnam stopped, presumably because of the uncertainties of enemy counter-action. Nixon announced Wednesday night Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird has now resumed withdrawals. Showing films of material taken from the enemy- guns, ammunition, rice-- to illustrate his report on achievements of the lighly controversial Cambodian strike, Nixon reported the cap- :ure of more than 10 million rounds of ammunition, 15,000 riles and machine guns, 2,000 heavy weapons with 90 thousand rounds of ammunition for them, and 11 million pounds of rice. The result of such captures and the destruction of enemy bases and storage centers, Nixon declared, will be to save American lives, give time for training the South Vietnamese army and insure the success of his program of troop withdrawal from South Vietnam. AFTER CAMBODIAN REPORT - President Nixon sits at his White House desk after his nationwide broadcast on U. S. involvement in Cambodia. (AP Wirephoto) Missing from Nixon's speech was a direct reference to what his original announcement had said was a major goal of the Cambodian attack, capture of a major enemy headquarters complex for much of South Vietnam- the so-called COSV\. in the weeks since the incursion, the capture of COSVN has played less and less a role in U.S. accounts of the campaign, and there have been reports that the headquarters was very mobile and had moved beyond the 21.7-mile limit Nixon had placed on the U.S. penetration. Nixon delivered his 15-minute television report in sober, measured phrases but his words carried an air of elation not only over the success he proclaimed but also because he clearly felt he was confounding his critics. "When this operation was announced," he said, "critics charged that it would increase American casualties, widen the war, lengthen our involvement, postpone troop withdrawals. But the operation was taken for precisely the opposite reasons-- and it has had precisely the opposite effect." He continued: "I want to express my deep appreciation tonight to the millions of Americans who supported me then and who have supported me since in our efforts to win a just peace. . . "As President," he went on, "I have a responsibility to listen to those in this country who dis- (Continued On Page A-5) County Gets $170,601 In Federal Aid Congressman J. Glenn Beall Jr. (R-6th-McU) has announced that a request by the Frederick County Board of Education for Federal impacted aid has been approved in the amount of $170,301 by U. S. Commissioner of Education James E. Allen Jr. Under Title 1 of Public Law £74, as amended, school districts in federally affected areas are entitled to Department of Health, Education and Welfare financial compensation for the economic burden imposed by the presence of the Federal Government. Representative Beall said that Frederick County is eligible for federal compensation largely because a sizable number of persons with children in Frederick County schools live on the Fort Detrick installation and therefore are exempt from certain local taxes, some of which help support the county school system. The congressman added that amounts of aid certified for payment are computed on the basis of information and estimates contained in applications submitted by affected school districts and are subject to adjustments required by changes in the availability of federal funds. N.C. Girl Wins Spelling Bee WASHINGTON (AP) - Libby Childress of Mount Airy. N 7 .C., won the 1970 National Spelling Bee today after outlasting 74 grade-shool children. The 14-year-old eight-grader reached the final round with Tom Moe Jr. of Denver, Colo. The two teen-agers battled through 17 words before Tom stumbled on the word corymb, meaning a flower or fruit cluster. He misspelled it "chor- imbe." Under the rules of the spelling bee. Libby had a chance to spell the same word and she did so correctly and then went on to spell croissant correctly. Pentagon Doubts Long Range Cambodian Gains WASHINGTON (AP) - Senior U.S. military officers say it is too early to tell whether the allied sweep through the Cambodian sanctuaries will be a long-range success. The officers agreed with President Nixon's assertion Wednesday that the Cambodian sweep had been highly successful in capturing or destroying huge amounts of enemy war material. But, they say, the true test will be determined by the enemy's ability to restore supply routes to key third and fourth corps areas of South Vietnam, Even more fundamental, the officers added, is whether the operation gained the time the South Vietnamese forces need to prepare for taking over the main combat role as more U.S. troops withdraw. The officers, and some top Pentagon officials, indicate the final results-- good or bad-- will not be determined perhaps until fall. The upbeat tone of Nixon's interim report on the Cambodian venture seemed to leave little room for the possibility that long-range results . might fall short of expectations. But he did caution briefly that "we can expect setbacks and reversals" as long as the war goes on. Military officers are much less bullish than Nixon in looking six months to a year ahead. "Signs are good," said one general. "But it remains to be seen whether the enemy can overcome the problems we have given him. "The North Vietnamese already are making a really determined effort to re-establish their supply routes and bases west of our farthest limit of operations." This was a reference to moves by the North Vietnamese, detected by American reconnaissance, to set up a new supply line from southern Laos using the Se Kong River, which flows into northeast Cambodia and links up with the Mekong River. With boats, the enemy may be able to pump new supplies along a water network tying the Ho Chi Minn Trail to areas in South Vietnam where North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops in the past had been dependent on the Cambodian sanctuaries, officers said. Enemy Captures CambodianTown Fire Log Fire calls reported during the ; 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. CITY 663-4400 510 SCHLEY AVENUE, 6:30 p.m., auto fire, Juniors responded. COUNTY 662-6333 MD. 26,12:12 p.m., grass fire. Libertytown and Union Bridge responded. YELLOW SPRINGS, 8:11 a.m., tree fire at Williams residence, ·Independents responded. Ambulance calls: Emergency-- 4 Routine-- 0 PHNOM PEXH, Cambodia (AP) -- \orth Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces captured a town 10 miles southeast of Phnom Penh todaj and battled for control of a provincial capital in central Cambodia, the Cambodian military command reported. The attack on Set Bo. to the southeast, was the closest major fighting yet to the Cambodian capital. A spokesman said the attack came during the night and the last government resistance was knocked out at 7 a m. But he said the Cambodian army was launching a counteroffensive. Eighty miles north of Phnom Penh, fighting was reported still going on in the provincial capital of Kompong Thorn, a town of about 25,000 on the highway to Angkor Wat. The spokesman said enemy forces had been massing for several days around Kompong Thorn, which was cut off from Phnom Penh last week by the capture of a district capital just south of it and destruction of a major highway bridge. Kompong Thorn's defenders requested air bombardment of the enemy positions Wednesday, the spokesman said, but "due to the hour it was not possible." He said he had no reports of air activity in the area today, but that a sizeable force of government regulars was on hand to defend the town. In the past the militia was the onlv defense of some major points and buckled before the Communist command's battle- hardened troops last week. South Vietnamese troops saved Prey Veng, another provincial capital southeast of Phnom Penh, but the nearest South Vietnamese forces to Komponc; Thorn were 65 miles away. The attacks at Set Bo and Kompong Thorn appeared to be a continuation of a Communist tactic of pressure over a wide area to score propaganda gams and confuse the Cambodian high command. Stock Market NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market moved briskly ahead early today in active trading. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at 10:30 a.m. was up 3.01 to 7)6.87, and advances led declines on the Big Board by a nearly 2 to 1 margin. Rev. Edwin Daniels Rev. Daniels To Give Sermon At Hood College The Rev. Edwin Daniels, minister of the Lyall Memorial Federated Church in Millbrook, N. Y., will give the baccalaureate address at Hood College on Friday. The service will be held in Coffman Chapel at 7:30 p.m. The topic of the sermon will be "Entering Life Through Exits." The Rev. Mr. Daniels, also an adjunct professor of philosophy at Bennett College, received his B.A. degree from Wabash College and B.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary. He has also studied at Oxford University, the University of Paris, and the University of Tubingen, \ distinguished lecturer, the Rev. Mr. Daniels has appeared as a guest speaker on many college campuses in the East. He has also been a guest preacher at Dornoch Cathedral in Dornoch, Scotland, and at St. Andrews Church in Nassau. Hood expects to graduate 166 students this year. Commencement exercises will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hood Outdoor Theater on campus. The speaker will be Dr. Alice Rivlin, an economist and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Reopens Sixes Bridge The Sixes Bridge over the Monocacy River between Detour and Emmitsburg was opened Wednesday to traffic after being closed for six months for repairs. Located near Casvle Farms, an abutment of the bridge was in a weakened condition. The bridge has been repaired and is now open to traffic, according to a spokesman for the Frederick County Roads Board.

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