The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 4, 1970 · Page 11
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 11

Frederick, Maryland
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Thursday, June 4, 1970
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*'· THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Page A-ll TlwrMlay. Jue 4, »Jt _^______ Cities Reclaiming Own Many Desert Suburbia EDITOR'S NOTE - Suburbia uae* to be a one-way street, crowded with thousands fleeing the ««y. Some of the tide has bee£ turning lately, and the story of one house in one suburb offers* some hints why. ·By DEE WEDEMEYER Associated Press Writer HMRBON, N.Y. (AP) The* house on Canterbury Road is, } suburban dream home: three bedrooms, two baths, %- acrfc wooded lot with a stone fenck small brook, good schools, perfect for children. D* the house could talk, it would say much about why people Jmove to the suburbs-and why* they leave. If was built of wood and stone 22 years ago, the kind of house that has tripled in value, the kind; a real estate salesman would tap on its plaster walls and; exclaim; "They don't build ·emVlike this any more.*' Bjrt a house is for people and peofle's ideas change and the houpe on Canterbury Road is no exception but a ptototype of the joyi and otherwise of suburban living. the first owners; Dick and Mafion Reiss, bought it in 1948 plaining to live there happily evef after. T*e Reiss's had lived in the citj£ all their lives and rented summer homes in the country until it was time to think about schooling for their 4-year-old son! Rick. OJrce in Harrison they lived happily together for many yeajrs--the house, the Reiss's arxttheir son--all growing older together. Then things began to change. (gradually the woods became populated with other three bedroom homes. Some of the Reiss's contemparies moved back to the city. The newcomers haft young children and the Reiss's felt they bad little in coifunon with them. Mrs. Reiss had been elected recording secretary of so many women's organizations she was grateful when Rick, took his typewriter to Dartmouth College so she had an excuse to say no Jo further secretarial volunteering. 9er husband, a Democrat in a Republican area, enjoyed the smalltown politics and even ran unsuccessfully for town board once but somehow school bond issues didn't seem as relevant after Kick was in college. Like many city-bred men, Reiss found he never really became handy with home repairs. As Mrs. Reiss grew older, she didnt like being alone. Rising s u b u r b a n crime seemed ominous. The aging commuter trains began to bring her husband home later every night from his Manhattan law practice. With Rick away at Dartmouth, then at New York University law school, the house seemed to grow larger. "It was like an empty shell," recalled Mrs. Reiss. , Mrs. Reiss's health waned and doctors warned her about climbing stairs. One day Mr. and Mrs. Reiss decided it was time to move. They sold the house, not without regrets, and moved into a two bedroom apartment in Manhattan. They have no lawn on which to sit on a hot summer night But then they reason there's no grass to mow. A building handyman takes care of repairs. They complain of air pollution but are proud of their East River view. She complains about the poorly stocked markets but she does enjoy having the groceries delivered. Public transportation in the city is undependable but they enjoy not having the responsibility of an automobile. Their rent is increasing but then they don't have to pay property taxes. They entertain frequently but are resigned to the fact that during the summer their suburban friends, wouldn't care to come into the city. "We just reverted back to where we were 26 years ago," said Mrs. Reiss. "The city in the winter, Westchester County in the summer. That's our sto- T"V ** ry. The Reiss's story appeared to be on the way to being repeated with the Alan Silverstone's, a young couple in their mid-twenties with one daughter, who purchased the house on Canterbury Road. The Silverstone's added shiny, modern appliances to the kitchen, painted and papered. But then one day less than a year later, Alan Sllverstone totaled the hours spent commuting and realized that each year he was spending the equivalent of a five week vacation on a train. "Commuters say they can read the paper or sleep on the train," he said. "But if you were a psychiatrist and worked on them six months, you'd find they don't like it." "We had a beautiful home. I just never had time to enjoy it," said Silverstone. The Silverstones sold the house to the first people to see it, Janet and Tom King, both in their late 20's. Janet, a petite blond, grew up in a small Massachusetts town. Tom, a portfolio analyst for a large brokerage firm, lived in New York City as a child and in suburbia as a teen-ager. Neither would consider living in the city with their daughter, Leslie, 3, or son, Douglas, two months. Both sing the praises of Harrison and their house. Cookouts- "That's standard suburban operating procedure," said Tom. "I've been known to cook out in a rainstorm." Their neighbors-- "You get as much privacy as you want." Tom relishes working in the yard, Janet keeping house. They have been active in local issues. Eventually they plan to convert the sunporch into an extra room. He is an enthusiastic commuter and walks the half mile to the train station each day. "I get to the office, and I've already read the paper. And I can take a nap if I want, to.'* The Kings envision spending the rest of their lives in tiieir suburban home. "I dont know how the Silver- stones could give it up," said Janet. "But Pm glad they did." The house on Canterbury Road has heard that before. The Pont de la Concorde, a bridge in Paris, is built of stones the revolutionary mob ripped from the Bastille. It connects the home of France's National Assembly with the huge square where King Louis XVI was guillotined. Brownies Hold Flyup Ceremony Girl Scout Troop 903 was host to Brownie Troop 1119 on May 26, at that time the Brownies flew up to Junior Girl Scouts. Mrs. James Brakebill presented the following girls their fly up wings; Sandra Bowman; Karen Boyd; Lisa Brakebill; Tanja Danner; Lisa Hamilton; Angela King; Peggy Miss; Michelle Mock; Rochelle Mock; Robin Page; Cindy Schroyer; Debbie Shaw; Melanie Smith; Brenda Staley; Kathy Thompson; Francinia Vilareal; Rhonda Remsberg; Myra Burger; then the girls walked through the arch where Mrs. Glenn King pinned all with the Girl Scout pin. The Girl Scouts were awarded the following badges by Mrs. Charles Miss; Diane Main, Sewing and Toymaking; ReginaPil- son, Dabbler and Art in the Round; Teresa Tracey, Sewing, Toymaker and Troop Dramatics; Susan Tracey, Drawing, Painting, Toymaker, Sewing, Pets; Remona Tyeryar, Cook, Dabbler, Art in the Round; Mary Kline, Dabbler, Art in the Round; Teresa Hahn, Toymak- er, Sewing, Pets; Vicki Neal, Housekeeper, Sewing, Toymak- er, Water Fun; Theresa Miss, Water Fun, Dabbler Art in the Round; Sharon O'Brien, Toy- maker, Sewing; Robin Biser, Toymaker, Sewing; Carolyn Turner, Cyclist, Drawing and Painting, Pets, Sign of Arrow; Tammy Cramer, Sign of Arrow, Sewing, Outdoor Cook, Foot Traveler, Cyclist, Skater; Tammy Sandy, Sign of Arrow; Pam Sandy, Dabbler, Art in Round, Collector; Karen May, Cyclist, Drawing and Painting, Foot Traveler, Outdoor' Cook, Story Teller, Water Fun, Sign of Arrow; Martha Davis, Cyclist, Sewing, Toymaker, Musician; Carlene Diggs, Dabbler, Art in Round, Cook, Foot Traveler, Outdoor Cook, Sewing, Toymaker, Sign of Arrow. Sheila Loughry, Water Fun, Outdoor Cook, Drawing and Painting; Nancy Lawson, Art in Round, Cook, P§n Pal, Needlecraft, Sewing, Toymaker; Karrie Summers, Water Fun; Toy- maker; Sewing; Jenny Lighter, Dabbler, Art in Round, Books, Collector, Housekeeper, My DEPARTMENT STORES SUMMER YOU ARE LOOKING VACUUM CLEANERS Model 1140 HOOVER DIALAMATIC It's an upright, it's a canister with 250% more sue- COMPLETE WITH TELESCOPING WAND TOOLS RUGGED ALL STEEL CONSTRUCTION LARGE EASY TO CHANGE DISPOSABLE BAG EXTRA TOOLS STORE INSIDE LIGHTWEIGHT COMPACT Model 2001 Hoover Slimline PORTABLE Here's real convenience in a lightweight cleaner! Crevice tool and upholstery brush store right inside...always ready when needed. l'/ 8 H.P. Motor. Reg. 34.97 2 Packs of Bags Free 2288 Total value with tools $119.85 TOOU PRH HOOVER SHAMPOOER Model 5140. 16,500 R.P.M.'s 4 A.97 Reg. value 24.97 JL^ v ' ;· HOOVER FLOOR-A-MATIC .Model 3610. Power scrub with water pickup. Waxes, polishes £hard surface floors. 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Guards at public and private swimming pools are urged to Home, Pets; Holly Boucher, Sign of Star, Skater, Drawing and Painting, Cyclist; Susan Boucher, Housekeeper, Needlecraft, Pets, Sewing, Toymaker, Water Fun; Paula Beage Burgee, Pets, Cook, Art in Round, Backyard Fun, Books, Dabbler; Debbie Biddinger, Books, Cyclist, Housekeeper, Musician, Sewing, Toymaker; Kathy Blanke, Cook, Drawing and Painting; Tracey Brooks, Toy- maker, Sewing; Diane Lighter, Dabbler Pets, Art in Round, Books, Collector, Cook Housekeeper, Pen Pal; Stacey Bowie, Toymaker, Sewing, Cyclist, Judy King, Sewing and Toy Maker; Kern Dunn, Dabbler, Art in Round. After awarding of badges refreshments were served to all. It was announced that Mrs. Lawrence Lawson will be the leader and Mrs. Charles May Assistant Leader for the sixth "grade girls next year. Mrs. Glenn King and daughter Glenda will be the leaders for a new troop at East Frederick School next year. The following Girl Scouts were on the float in the Americanism Parade on Sunday May 24; Robin Biser, Carolyn Turner, Sheila Loughry, Stacey Bowie, Nancy Lawson, Holly Boucher, Kamy Blank, Jenny Lighter, Theresa Miss, Debbie Biddinger, Judy King, Teresa Hahn, Remona Bryon. The Local and State President, Mrs. Edith Furr and Mrs. Robert Hammond, the Americanism Chairman of the local Amvets Post #2 also rode on the float with the girls and their leader, Mrs. Charles Miss. The Girl Scout Council of Central Maryland is a member agency of the United Givers Fund. know mouth-to-mouth and mouth- to-nose methods of breathing restoration and to learn to recognize dangerous situations before they develop into tragic accidents. Preventive measures suggested include: Learn to recognize non-swimmers and weak swimmers and keep them in shoulder- level water; if swimmers persist in going beyond safe limits, request them to leave the pool. Restrict floating devices, which overturn easily, to the shallow end of the pool. Tactfully but firmly refuse to let parents take small children in deep water; parents can slip and children sometimes can squirm out of their grasp. Enforce the rule that toddlers under four use the children's pool and be accompanied by an adult. Investigate a face-down floater who may just be having fun-but who may be drowning. Some of the DON'TS featured are: Don't take a youngster's word that he is an experienced Pregnant Wallaroo Intriques Curator LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Shortly after Matilda the walla- roo arrived at the Louisville Zoo, a wiggling motion was noticed at her pouch, so Rich Eilers, acting curator, peeked inside. He discovered Matilda was pregnant. Two months later the joey still is inside his mom, but he occasionally pokes out a leg or even his head to investigate life on the outside. Eilers explained that Matilda -- she walks cautiously, not springing about like her friend Queeny or their boyfriend at the zoo- still is nourishing her joey, and technically it's unborn. It's not even certain when it will be born, Eilers said. A wal- laroo- a medium-sized kangaroo, larger than a wallaby- gestates between three and six months, he said. swimmer; have him demonstrate his ability in shallow water. Don't be distracted from the pool area by beach activities, spectacular divers, or pretty visitors. Don't allow admiring youngsters to congregate around the guard's chair and obscure his view of the pool. Don't allow eating near the pool; food dropped becomes wet and slippery and can cause falls. Don't let anyone dive or jump except from the diving board. Don't allow running near the pool, and don't permit multiple bouncing on the diving boards. Important safety reminders for pool managers and owners also are noted in the film. Recommended especially for training lifeguards and camp counselors, the film is appropriate also for any organization interested in promotion of swimming safety. It may be borrowed without charge from the Film Services, Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 301 West Preston Street, Baltimore; (Phone: 3833010, extension 8516). Time should be allowed to preview and to arrange for a discussion leader. New NLRB Chairman Lauds Opposition WASHINGTON (AP) - Edward B. Miller, the new chairman of the National Relations Board, has moved to make peace with AFL-CIO President George Meany, who opposed him. After taking the oath of office Wednesday Miller said Meany's opposition was handled "in the best traditions of our democracy." "So far as I know neither he nor anyone else who opposed my appointment at any time engaged in that kind of irresponsible character assassination which sometimes marks such opposition, and without which we can get along very well in this country." House Scans Bill To Curb Food Imports WASHINGTON (AP) - A House agriculture subcommittee opens hearings next week on a proposal to ban the importation of foods treated with pesticides restricted in the United States. Agriculture Committee chairman W.R. Poage, D-Tex., sponsor of the bill, ^aid today the prohibition is de igned to protect consumers from possible health dangers and eliminate unfair economic competition from abroad. "It would be illogical and unacceptable to provide consumers with only partial protection from whatever dangers may be inherent In using certain pesticides," said Poage. "If it is determined that a chemical is detrimental to a person's health, then he should not be exposed to it on foods grown in either this country or abroad." In addition, Poage said, it would be unfair to restrict domestic farmers' use of some pesticides while allowing competitive items in from overseas without the same limits. He noted competition from abroad is already severe because laborers in other lands are paid less than U.S. workers. He said his bill would prohibit imports of foods from any country unless the President has determined the nation involved enforces antipesticide restrictions at least equal to those applicable in the United States. The hearings will begin Monday before a subcommittee chaired by Rep. Eligio de la Garza, D-Tex. BRAIN HUNGER NEW DELHI (AP)-An Indian scientist says the brain makes one feel hungry, not the stomach. K. R. Anand of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences says the "feeding center" in the brain orders the stomach to call food, while the "satiety center" cries halt Woofco DEPARTMENT STORES iraOTiii.rrniv-- Wooko is introducing Armstrong's ALL NEW "EASY STREET" This SALE will last just 3 days, Thurs. thru Sat. So don't miss this fabulous buy! Just Say "Charge It!" TAKE A W4LK ON EAS/STREET AND SEE HOW COMFORTABLE AVINYL FLOOR CAN BE Shop 10 A.M. To 9:30 P.M. 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