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Weather Forecast . Cloudy with showers endtng tonight, Hfehs in low and mid 70s today. Lows tonight in the 50s. Saturday and Sunday partly sunny with high* in the 70s. Orioles Select Catchers First In Baseball Draft Page B-l ¥OL. 87--NO. 197 FREDERICK, MD., FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1970 SECTIONS 20 PAGES SECTION SINGLE COPY County Adds School Funds By MARGARET HINDMAN Staff Writer The county commissioners completed their work on the board of education budget Thursday, adding almost $10,000 to the instructional category. In action at their Thursday meeting, the commissioners agreed to find 44 equivalent aide positions requested by the board of education as 22 teaching positions. A total of 29.5 regular aides and a total of 814 teaching positions will be funded in the county portion of the operating budget. The board of education retains the option of using the funded 22 teaching positions as 44 aides. In funding these employe salaries, a total of $77,520 was taken from two other sections of the instructional section of the budget. Funding of all teachers at their current degree standing resulted in a reduction in the allocation for teacher salaries of $38,680. Salaries were previously funded in accordance with the board of education estimate which assumed that all degree requirements of provisional degree and non-degree personnel, as well as advanced degree requirements* would be met. A second cut of $38,841 was made from the previously allocated amount of $50,000 for reimbursement to teachers of the cost of obtaining degree credits. This cut left only $11,159 in this category, a sum which the commissioners supplemented by adding $9,841 from surplus funds in the regular county budget, balancing all budgets. A final decision concerning the funding of the board of education data processing department was reached. Funds of $85,000 were allocated for operation for only twcnthirds of thefiscalyear, with the remainder of the funds necessary for a complete year of operation included in the county data processing budget. All budgets are expected to receive final review within the next Week and it is anticipated that the commissioners will finalize and sign the budgets prior to the June 30 deadline. County Teacher Salary Average Among Lowest Statistics contained in a Maryland State Department of Education Report analyzing financial data for the 1968-1969 school year show that Frederick County ranks seventh in wealth perpupil and cost per pupil, but drops to 17th in an average salary paid to teachers and principals. The report ranks the state's 23 counties and Baltimore City by wealth per pupil based on real properly plus taxable income, on cost per pupil in the educational system and average salaries of teachers and principals. As might be expected, neighboring Montgomery County ranks number one in all categories, with a wealth per pupil of $30,349 and cost per pupil of $899.27. The average educator's salary during the 1968-69 school year was $10,463. In Frederick County, comparable figures are listed in the report as wealth per pupil of $20,105, cost per pupil of $714.47 and average salary of $7,826. Though nearby Washington County ranks below Frederick Washington Co. Hikes Tax Rate The Washington County Commissioners Thursday increased the tax rate 13 cents to $2.40 to allow for the complete funding of the teachers contract as negotiated with the Board of Education. The commissioners had previously cut $2.4 million from proposed budgets of county agencies, but found that the present tax rate of $2.27 would put the county in deficit financing more than a half-million dollars. The increase will permit the Board of Education to finance increased teacher salaries and larger teaching staff as contained in the accord with the Washington County Teachers Association. The $200 annual cost-of-living raises to county employes will also be covered by the tax hike. Commissioner President Lem Kirk said the increase will mean $13 a year on a $10,000 home. The Washington County Assessor's office indicated that present efforts are to keep property assessments as 60 per cent of valuation. Washington County's tax rate is lower than Frederick County's $2.54 which is being held at that amount, and also lower than Allegheny's $2.87. All three counties have the piggyback income tax at 50 per cent of the Maryland state income tax rate. The Washington County Commissioners' decision coincided with a warning from Board of Education President Odell Rosen that refusal to meet the conditions of the negotiated contract with the school teachers could leave the county "without an educational program." Stock Market NEW YORK (AP) - Stock price* dived early today in moderately active trading, ·ending the Dow Jones Indus, trial average back below the 700 level. County in wealth per pupil, $17,976, and costper pupil $704.69, the average teacher salary ranks number five in the state at $8,903. The poorest county in the state is St. Mary's, listing a wealth per pupil of $10,679. The average teacher salary in that county ranks only two slots 'below Frederick County at $7,757. Average for the state, according to the report was $20,926 wealth per pupil, cost per pupil of $739.58 and average salry of $8,745. Office Of Treasurer Relocated The office of the county treasurer has been relocated from the Courthouse to Winchester Hall. The move to the newly- remodeled offices on the first floor east wing at .Winchester Hall marks a major step in the effort of the county to locate all agencies dealing with finances in close proximity. The offices assigned to the treasurer were formerly occupied by file county accountant. Remodeling of the second floor west wing of the county building on E. Church St., completed several months ago, was followed by shifting the accounting offices and the Roads Department offices from their former first floor location. The offices of the county commissioners, county personnel officer and county attorney are also located on the second floor west wing. First / floor offices formerly occupied by the Roads Department are being renovated and will be used by the county assessment office, now located at the Courthouse. Courthouse renovations are scheduled to begin by the late summer and the available office space will be used for expansion of the circuit and magistrate courts' office space and related facilities. Hijacker Asking $100 Million Ransom Captured By Pilots WASHINGTON (AP) - A frustrated taxpayer with a '471 grudge against the government hijacked a jet airliner with 51 passengers and demanded %100 million ransom before two pilots captured him in a tense cockpit gun battle. Bags stuffed with paper tricked the hijacker into a second landing at Dulles International Airport where marksmen shot out the plane's tires and passengers fled to safety through window exits minutes before the cockpit gunfire began Thursday night. The pilot, Capt. Dale C. Hupe, was wounded in the stomach when he tackled the gunman as FBI agents stormed the TWA 727 jet Arthur G. Barkley, 49, a husky truck driver from Phoenix, Ariz., whose tax appeal waa rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court only a few weeks ago, was arrested-bare-chested and bloodied- for air piracy. The copilot, Donald Salmonson, 33, Overland Park, Kan., said, "I saw his gun go off- and we jumped him immediately." Salmonson said Hupe was knocked back into one of the seats and the hijacker "fell on him and had his gun in his stomach. That's when I got the gun and wrenched it away." Hupe was listed in good condition at a Fairfax, Va., hospital. Not a passenger was hurt. Salmonson said he was convinced the gunman had meant to crash the plane and kill everyone aboard even if he had been paid the ransom. Barkley was given $100,750 as the first payoff to a hijacker in air history after the captured jetliner landed here on its flight from Phoenix. But the sandy-haired hijacker sent the plane into the air again and ordered a radio message to President Nixon; "You don't know how to count money The gunman, who radioed other messages to the Supreme Court, the White House and government agencies throughout the eight-hour fldyssey, came back for more money after changing his demand to 100 potato sacks-- each crammed with S100 bills or bigger. "We decided the people would be in worse danger if the plane took off again. The messages were getting worse and worse," said airport manager Dan Mahaney. Two men with shotguns riding on a fire truck trailing the jetliner as it rolled to a second stop blew out the tires. Passengers poured out the windows onto the wings. The gunman stuck his head out of the pilots* cabin and shouted, but didnt shoot. He was armed with a .38, a straight edge razor and a can of gasoline, said Mahaney. However, crew members said the pistol was apparently .22-caliber. IN CUSTODY-FBI agents flank the man they identify as Arthur G. Barkley as they arrive at the U.S. commissioner's office in Alexan- dria, Va. They charged Barkley with the hijacking of a TWA jet from Phoenix. (AP Wire- photo) Nixons, Eisenhowers Planning Weekend At Camp David The Nixons and the Eisen- howers plan a. two family reunion over the weekend at Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Catoctin Mountains near Thurmont. Among the Eisenhowers expected to assemble at Camp David by late Saturday afternoon, according to a White House spokesman, are President Nixon's son-in-law, David Eisenhower; David's sister Susan; their parents, Ambassador to Belgium John and Mrs. Eisenhower, and the former first lady, Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower. Built in the 1930s by the WPA workers, the camp was originally one of the recreational camps in the Catoctin Mountain Park, built with Works Progress Administration funds after the Interior Department bought 5,500 acres of unproductive farm land near Thurmont and Catoctin Furnace. The announcement of the purchase in 1935, said the land was being acquired to illustrate how poorly used lands could be developed to great public advantage. The camp, then known as Hi- Catoctin, was constructed on 600 acres of land and local timber and native stone were used in the construction. Hinges and light fixtures of the cabins were fashioned from scrap iron in a nearby junk heap. Early in WW n, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was persuaded to take over the camp to save him the overnight trip to his home in Hyde Park, N.Y., where he liked to spend his weekends. The park was declared a restricted area and from then on it has been used off and on for a presidential retreat. Following President Roose- Anniversary Week Changes Announced Several changes have been made in the timetable of events for the historical celebration planned next week to mark the city's 225th anniversary. The movie scheduled to be shown at 1:30 p.m. in the Board room of City Hall throughout the week has been cancelled. Due to complications concerning the transportation of school children to the movie, and various other minor details, the movie will not be shown at any time during the historical week. During the 100th anniversary of the Civil War, a re-enactment of the legislative meeting in Kemp Hall was filmed. The movie tells the story of the secret meeting of state legislators in Frederick's own Kemp Hall, when a decision had to be made as to whether Maryland would join the South in the Civil War. The legislators had chosenFred- erick because they feltthey could not make an uninterrupted decision in Annapolis. Federal troops arrested the legislators on the grounds of not having a quorum. Local talent had created the color film to depictan"over- looked" segment of Frederick's history. City Hall will not be open for tours all week. It will open its doors on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, the 14th. Costumed hostesses will serve there as well as hosts and hostesses from the Frederick Senior Citizens. Displays on Negro history and relics of the city will be exhibited in City Hall. Anyone wishing to donate items from the put are urged to bring their "keepsakes" to City Hall on Friday, June 12. All donations are to be labeled. velf s first visit in July, 1942, he renamed the Camp "Shangri- La" after a mythical paradise in James Hilton's "Lost Horizon," The next president, Harry S. Truman, did not use the camp very much as he preferred the presidential yacht and the winter White House in Key West, Fla. Four months after he took office, President Eisenhower first visited the camp and changed the name to Camp David. David was the name of his father and his grandson and also his middle name. An avid fisherman, President and Mrs. Eisenhower often visited the camp and hosted his son and grandchildren. The camp over the years has had many world reknown visitors and many an important decision has been made in the retreat area. Meat Cutters Delay Chain Store Strike An immediate strike by the Amalgamated Meat Cutters against seven food store chains in central Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia has been averted, at least until Wednesday. At a stormy meeting last night in Baltimore, the Local 117 of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Wprkmen(AFL-CIO) decided to strike the Giant Food Chain June 10 unless a three- month interim contract, wiping out the differences in wages between Baltimore and Washington is reached by that time. Local 117 is represented at three local chain stores, Safeway, Acme and Pantry Pride. Any union action taken regarding a strike in the Baltimore dispute with the Giant Food chain would have an effect in the Frederick area. Another union meeting is scheduled for Tuesday night, at which time union officials are expected to report of progress in talks made with the Giant Food Store chain. In the vote taken last night to strike, a total of 86 Giand store employes voted for the strike and 70 voted against it. In effect the 700 Giand store employes in the 3,400 member meat cutters union turned down the food chain's offer for a 30- month contract which would have increased a journeyman's §150- weekly pay be $10 immediately and $8 after 15-months. Apprentices, who now earn $103-a-week would have received an $3 increase immediately and Wisner Street Due Rebuilding Total reconstruction of Wisner Street from the Wisner Street Bridge southward to E. South Street will begin Monday. The reconstruction includes the paved section and the placement of new curb and gutter. Work on this section will begin at Sagner's ending at South Street. a $6 hike after 15 months according to the company's office. Union spokesmen said they arc seeking a three-month temporary contract which would provide a journeyman at'top scale with a §14.24 increase and an apprentice with a $19 weekly pay hike. The three-month temporary contract would also allow Baltimore Local 117 to negotiate simultaneously with the Washington Local 193 whose contract will end Sept. 12. Heavy Fighting Flares Near Phnom Penh PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- More heavy fighting was reported today around the village of Set Bo, 10 miles southeast of Phnom Penh, and in the central Cambodian provincial capital of Kompong Thorn, The Cambodian Command also announced the loss of Lom- phat, capital of Ratanakiri Province in the northeast, while in the northwest part of the country the government closed the airport serving the famed temple ruins at Angkor and evacuated the few tourists still there. A French airline employe said there had been sporadic fighting around Siem Reap, four miles from Angkor. In South Vietnamn Viet Cong and North Vietnamese mortar and rocket attacks were heavy for the second night in a row, but relative quiet prevailed in the provinces east of the Cambodian border areas where U.S. and South Vietnamese troops have been sweeping. Military sources in Saigon said this indicated the drive into Cambodia had e f f e c t i v e l y pushed the enemy troops back and cut off the flow of munitions and supplies to enemy units in South Vietnam along that part of the frontier. Military sources in Phnom Penh reported late Thursday that the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese froops who seized Set Bo early in the day had been pushed out. But today the Cambodian Command said heavy fighting was going on in the area. The command rushed a battalion of paratroopers to the battle, the closest so far to the capital, and Cambodian fighter- bombers flew attack missions in support of the ground troops. It was not clear who held the village, but the enemy attack had developed into much more than a hit-and-run harassing operation. There was speculation that the Communist Command wanted to secure an area close to Phnom Penh from which to launch rockets into the capital, just as they periodically shell Saigon, Eighty miles north of Phnom Penh, the battle for Kompong Thorn was in its third day. A military spokesman said the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces that seized part of the city of 25,000 had renewed their assaults against government strongpoints. He said at least 100 enemy troops had been killed, but the attacking forces still surrounded the town, and some of them had advanced to near the market place in the center. Cambodian fighter-bombers flew repeated missions in the area, the spokesman said, and helicopter pilots spotted several enemy groups carrying away dead and wounded. The fall of Lomphat after a week of fighting left the government only one foothold in Cambodia's most northeastern province. This was Labansiek, a district capital 10 miles north of Lomphat and 190 miles norm- east of Phnom Penh. Military sources said the enemy were determined to control all of Ratanakiri Province to give them maximum security on the lower stretches of the Ho Chi Mnh trail down which men and material come from North Vietnam to the war in South Vietnam. Military observers said the Communist Command's drives in Ratanakiri and Kompong Thorn possibly were a coordinated attempt to extend and solidify its control in northern Cambodia prior to another assault on Kompong Cham. County Offers Tax Credit For Disabled Homeowners The County Commissioners have acted to make tax credits available to disabled homeowners meeting certain income eligibility requirements who are under the age of 65. This is an expansion of the state mandated credits which must be offered by the county to C O Canal Restoration To Begin At Brunswick Some of the first restoration work planned on the CO Canal will be in the Brunswick area, according to an announcement by J. Glenn Beall Jr. The Department of the Interior lait Wiek endorsed legislation prTpcsod by Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Congressman J. Glenn Beal'i and Gilbert Gude, which wouJ i establish the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. Specifically, the bill would authorize the acquisition of 15,000 acres of land over a five year period, brining the total parkland area to about 20,250 acres. During the five years, the legislation would further authorize the development of a broad range of recreational facilities such as shelters, campgrounds, boat ramps and picnic areas. Moreover, it would provide for the restoration of historic engineering features of the canal, in- North Branch and Brunswick areas. The second year plans would be the same type work in the Williamsport area, Beall said. Similar park development and canal rehabilitation would be authorized the third year for the Hancock, Antietam and Paw Paw, W. Va., regions. Canal restoration in these areas would affect the Four locks and Two locks comples, the Paw Paw Tunnel complex, the Monocacy River and other aqueducts and the Dam 3 complex. For the fourth and fifth years, these kinds of developments plus others including administration and maintenance facilities, a marina for boat owners, and 35 miles of bridle trails have been proposed for other parkland areas along the canal. The bill would also establish an Advisory Council with public representatives from the Potomac Basin States and the Mary- eluding its important locks and l«.id Counties, Montgomery, aqueducts. According to cm rent ptans, the first year developments would he the construction of visitors centers, boat ramps, picnic sites and parking areas as well as restoration of canal lift lochs, lockhouses and towpaths in the Frederick, Washington, and Allegany, through which the park would run. R would also require the Interior department to cooperate with state and local conservative agencies and interested private groups in developing and managing the park. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began in 1828, stretching 185 miles from Washington to Cumberland and is a unique historic and recreational resource. Although it became a commercial failure because it could not compete with the fast-growing railroad industry, the canal hrj achieved a perhaps more important success as a landmark in the cause of conservation. The canal has been used by hundreds of hikers, campers, fishermen and naturalists and with the proposed park legislation would encourage and expand a healthy appreciation of the environment by having such recreational areas open to all citizens. The cost of acquiring the additional acreage has been estimated by the Interior Department to be about $19.5 million. An estimated additional $25 million for park development and canal restoration brings the total cost of establishing the CO Canal National Historical Park to about $44.5 million. This total five-year investment would be financed, according to the proposed legislation, from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. all eligible homeowners over 65 years of age and marks the first time Frederick County has made the extended coverage available. In order to be eligible for the tax exemption, the disabled person must be a homeowner and show a gross income for all members of the household of no more than §5,000 during 1969. This income figure includes retirement income, interest and dividends, rental, gifts and other inheritances and aU other income. It does not include Social Security or railroad retirement disability income. Other disability income received in lieu of Social Security or railroad retirement is not counted, up to $1,800. An applicant must present at the tirpo «f application a letter statin; current disability status from the agency making the payments. Current letter of status information may be obtained from the Social Security Administration at the Monocacy Village Shopping Center in Frederick, Veterans Administration in Winchester Hall, or Railroad Headquarters at 844 Rush Street in Chicago. Applications and information regarding tax credits may be obtained from the office of the County Commissioners in Winchester Hall, phone 663-4722. Fire Log Fire calls reported during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m* CITY 663-4400 PHFJ3US AVENUE, 2:02 iwn., car fire at Bentx Street, United* responded, COUNTY 662-6333 BRUNSWICK, 12:04 a.m., car fire behind the high school, Brunswick responded. Ambulance calls: Emergency - 5 Routine- 0 1EWSP4PERS NF'WSPAPFEJ

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