The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 6, 1970 · Page 20
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Frederick, Maryland
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PiftD-4 THE NEWS, Fndtrick, BluyluMl I, urn Montgomery County Candidates Endorsed By WILLIAM GRAFFAM ~ Montgomery Bureau Chief ROCKVILLE -- Demos - 70's gave their endorsement Thursday to seven county council candidates with strong, independent turns of mind and concerned, in large measure, with planning the future of the county. The endorsement of the seven, five men and two women, follows the selection a week ago of county councilman William W Greenhalgh, also an individual with an independent bend, to head the top of the ticket for the new County Executive position. In the first balloting, the Demos-70's (Montgomery County Democrats For the Seventies) chose: Neal Potter, District 1; Dickran Y. Hovsepian, District 2; incumbent county council member Idamae Garrott, District 3; and Elizabeth Scull, District 5. In a run-off for a majority vote in District 4, Sidney Kramer of Silver Spring was the winner on the third ballot against four other candidates. In the next balloting to select the two candidates who must run from the county at-large, the assembly first chose William Sher of Silver Spring and next William H. Wilkox of Bethesda. In the events leading up to the voting, political insiders claimed that Greenhalgh and county Democratic chairman Richard Schifter had been able to agree on mutual support by their followers of Garrott, Scull, Hovsepian, Willcox and Kramer but that Greenhalgh supported Achilles Tuchtan, the Rockville mayor, and Jacqueline Simon, Community Relations Advisor for the housing authority. Shifter, on the other hand, was supporting Sher and Better. Potter, of Chevy Chase, a 56- year-old economist, is president of the Montgomery County Citizens Planning Association, which has_long been_a "watclwtog" of planning affairs and a thorn in the side of land speculators and the building industry figures who prefer a laissez-faire market. He took his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Minnesota, work on his doc- Baltimore Organizes FEW Group Mrs. Barbara P. LeCroy, Vice President of Linganore High School P.TJS.A. and Frederick County resident, was recently elected Corresponding Secretary of the newly formed Greater Baltimore Chapter, Federally Employment Women, Inc. Known as FEW, the group is an organization for opportunity and equality for women in government. This organization was started in Washington in 1968 by a group interested in carrying out the intent of the President's Executive Order No. 11375 which added sex to the other forms of discrimination prohibited by Executive Order No. 1246 relating to government contractors and the government. Baltimore becomes Chapter No. 7. Other chapters are in Cincinnati, Ohio; Fort Monmouth, N.J.; Chicago, 111.; North Alabama; Greater Boston and Merrimack Valley, Mass, and North Carolina. Membership is open to any person, man or woman, who is a citizen of the United States and an employee of the Federal Government. FEW is an action- oriented group whose aim is to assure that opportunity and equality for women becomes an accepted way of life. The formal chapter presentation to the Baltimore Chapter, and the installation of officers will take place at the first annual conference dinner meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening, June 19th. The Honorable Marlow Cook, Senator from Kentucky andMem- .ber of the Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Amendments considering the Equal Rights Amendment, will be the Keynote Speaker. Other noted speakers are: Dr. Jessie Bernard, Dean Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania, The Drs. Bern from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh with their famous tongue- in-cheek colloquy "Training the Woman to Know Her Place," Dr. Pris cilia Ransahoff, Coordinator, Federal Women's Program, Fort Monmouth, N.J. and Catherine East, Executive Secretary of the Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Need An Electrician? Immediate Seiric^t Call Brandenburg L: 662-0144 mr *« W. JJNCJ ft«Bt Dbpafche* Truck* torate at the University of Cht cago, and has worked on the economics of public finance. He has supported "plugging loopholes in property and income taxes" and has said, "Plans without action are daydreams." Hovsepian, 56, is a former mayor of Rockville who supported the nonpartisans in the 1966 campaign and who was thus one of those blamed by the Democrats for their failure then to gain control of the county, council because of the diversion of many liberal votes. He has been a teacher, mathematician and engineer who prepared at Rutgers, University of Pennsylvania, and Virginia Military Institute and retired in 1969 from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Although he has since made peace with the proposal, he showed his independent judgment by opposing the council- county executive form of government which got liberal support from the Democrats in the 1968 election and was adopted in the new county charter. Mrs. Garrott, 53, and a resident of Wheaton, took her undergraduate work at Western Maryland and was one of the League of Women Voter leaders. Her independent positions on many council votes, and her thorough and lengthy position papers have often dismayed others without her voracious appetite for reading and analyzing problems. She has been a staunch sup- J porter of most of the reform items to come before the local and state government and said she wants' to continue her council work as there is "much unfinished business" and because she wants to see that "the checks and balance" system works with the new county executive-council form of government. Mrs. Scull, widow of former council president DavidScull who was known as a "maverick Republican" and supported many liberal and reform measures, is 47 and the daughter of E. Brooke Lee, a long-time Democratic leader in Maryland politics. She was proposed by the Democrats for the vacancy created by her husband's death in 1968 as she was then a registered Republican. However, she failed to get support from the three Republicans on the council and afterward registered as a Democrat. She terms herself as "a militant-moderate and is interested in "prudent spending, tax reform, support of the police, drug control, no special favors, intelligent land-use planning, a balanced transportation, network, responsiveness to citizens, and better youth programs." She is a member of the housing authority and a former member of the Human Relations Commission. Kramer, 45, is a native of Washington, D. C. and majored in physics and chemistry at George Washington University. He is the owner of several automatic car washes and long active in civic and political affairs. He is a member of the Montgomery County Citizens Planning Association and ran for the Maryland State Senate .in the 1966 primary. He received a citation from the Metropolitan Police Department in 1947 for "Disarming a man and holding him for the police." Sher, one of the two candidates who will seek the primary nomination to run at- large, is a member of the Democratic Central Committee. Elected in 1966 with support of all three tickets in that race. He is a native of Washington, D. C., 42, and took his university studies at American University specializing in state and local government and urban planning. He is the owner of Sher Construction Co., general contractors, and was defeated in the at-large race for the county council in 1962 as a "prime target" of the conservatively oriented CAP (County Above Party) group. Willcox, 36, a Washington a torney, is a member of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission as he is a member of the Montgomery County Planning Board. He is Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, graduate of Yale College and a Harvard Law School graduate. He is a past president of the Potomac Valley League, a large association of civic associations deeply involved in a wide variety of conservation, land use planning and related governmental matters. He has arranged with his law firm to take an "almost total leave of absence" to campaign in the primary and general election. He said, "I reject the view that the council under the new charter will be but a pale shadow of its former self. The new council must exercise its full authority in the critical area of finance, legislation and planning." Although the Demos-70's chose two persons to run at-large, exactly who the two will be is a matter to be decided by the group leadership and the four individuals involved. Thus, either Mrs. Scull or Sher from the fifth district may be the at-large candidate for one countywide post and either Potter or Wilcox from the first fistrict may be the other. FCC Plans Business Program For the first time, according to Dr. Carl H. Mitlehner, Dean for Instructional Services, Frederick Community College will offer during its summer session five courses in the business related field. Specifically, an introductory course of Business Law will be offered. This course studies law and its application to business activities, and is an essential course for all students who wish to pursue programs in business. Along with the business law, a course in Public Relations will be offered. This, again, is an introductory course to basic principles that business and administrative organizations have found necessary and successful in building a favorable public information program. A Personnel Management course which surveys the personnel management procedures in business and governmental organizations is planned. Two courses in the Data Processing field will be offered. The first being an introductory course to the field of Electronic-Data Processing, which traces the historical development and provides a basic understanding of data processing. Due to a great deal of interest on the part of students, a course in Fortran Programming will be offered. This is a course in learning how to use the Fortran language in computers. As with all courses at Frederick Community College, students may take the courses for credit or general interest. In addition to the courses described, the College plans to offer both a day and evening session this summer beginning June 22nd. Early registration is by appointment, and regular registration will be June 16th and 17th. Information can be obtained by calling the Registrar, 520 North Market Street at 662-0101. As Frederick approaches it's 225th anniversary, many residents delve into the history of the town to expose such historical figures as Schley, Taney, Dulaney, Barbara Fritchie. and Francis Scott Key. But few remaining "older" Frederick residents will fondly recall another name on the historical list-that of "Uncle Billy." Uncle Billy was notadiptamat, nor a statesman, and not a rebel WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE PAINT GLAMOUR INTERIOR LATEX White and Colors . $7.63 fal. Sole *3-*° Cal. SEMI GLOSS ENAMEL White aid Colon R»fr $8.10 fal Sole CAVCO 301 N. MARKET ST. DIAL 662-1980 Vncle Billy 1 Well Remembered either. "Uncle Billy" Hilton was a pretxle man that found his way into the heart* of Frederick's people. Few remaining may recall the nearly "hairless smiling little man with his over-sized brown basket of warm pretzles, a towel covering the contents to keep in the heat as he roamed the walks of Frederick. Pretzles, his specialty, were sometimes joined by huge "crullers and cocoanut pies." A tribute to "Uncle Billy" Hilton was featured in the Frederick News-Post on September 1, 1945, in keeping with the Bicentenniel celebration at that time. An oil painting by Miss Jane Zimmerman, was exhibited depicting the man with his pretzles and a poem accompanied this entitled, "The Pretzle Man" written by Folger McKinsey, the Histop I osmosis Results Will Be Aired At Meet By MONICA MAIN Staff Writer "Walkersville and Woodsboro will go to Las Vegas," announced Dr. Ron Smith of the Wilmer Clinic in Baltimore to a surprised audience of Glade Valley Lions and wives. As a result of the success achieved in the February histo- plasmosis survey and follow -up examinations, Dr. Ron Smith and Dr. John Ganley, both volunteers from Wilmer in the survey, have been asked to relate the project to ophthalmologists traveling from all points of the world, at the National - International meeting to be held in Las Vegas during the month of November. Smith was the guest speaker at the bi - monthly dinner meeting of the Glade Valley Lions Thursday evening held at the Woodsboro Fire Hall. He released the final results of the histo-eye survey, including the presentation of a slide series and movie. He recalled the timetable of events and the objectives of the survey. The actual eye exam included eye.drops, a skin test, glaucoma test, eye chart, and the reading of the skin test. The survey was originally intended to include only Walkersville residents, however, it was accepted with such enthusiasm, the survey grew to include Woodsboro, Mt Pleasant, Keymar, Ladiesburg, and LeGore residents. Out of atotalWalkersvillepop- ulation of 1,146 persons, age 13 and over, the total population surveyed was 831. This represents 73 per cent of the population surveyed. The ophthalmologists tested 1,960 people in the survey. The follow - up evaluation involved persons suspected of his- toplasmosis or similar eye ailments being referred to the Wilmer Eye Institute. If they were not' suffering from histoplas- mosis, they were referred to local ophthalmologists. Those returning to local eye doctors had problems as retinal defects, Robert L Renner Is Named Fire President Robert L. Renner of New Midway was elected president of the Frederick County Volunteer Firemen's Association at the 36th annual convention held at the VFW Home in Emmitsburg Thursday with 100 delegates present. President James E. Fitzgerald called the meeting to order and presided over the business meeting. The Rev. W. Ronald Fearer, pastor of the Elias Lutheran Church, Emmitsburg, conducted the opening devotions. The roll call by Secretary William M. Moore, indicated that delegates from all 17 companies were present. The report of the treasurer, Philip H. Beard, was accepted and made a part of the minutes of the meeting. Following the reading of routine committee reports, a memorial service was conducted with the Rev. Fearer giving the address. The secretary read the names of the 37 deceased members who had died during the past year. Besides Renner, others elected to office for the coming year were Charles R. Virts, first vice president, Brunswick; sec^ ond vice president, Verhon M. Cassell Jr., Braddock Heights; secretary, Robert L. Wilhide. Thurmont; treasurer, Philip Beard, Walkersville; board of trustees, James E. Fitzgerald, Emmitsburg, Robert S. Windsor Jr., New Market, Lawrence A. Dorsey, Woodsboro, Kenneth E. Crum, Libertytown, Carroll W. Smith, Myersville and William M. Moore, Uniteds of Frederick. These new officers were installed by Charles N. Ringer, president of the Maryland State Firemen's Association. Melvin F. Schwearing, past president of the county association, presented a Past President's Badge to the retiring president, James Fitzgerald. The Jefferson Volunteer Fire Company of Jefferson, presented its application for membership into the association. A group of citizens from tha Lewistown Robert L. Renner area were present seeking information relative to the formation of a volunteer fire company to serve their community. Melvin F. Schwearing, a member of the executive committee of the state association, announced his candidacy for the position of second vice president of the state association. The county association unanimously agreed to support Schwearing in every way. It was announced that the fall quarterly meeting of the county association will be held in Brunswick Oct. 15. Following the business session a social hour was enjoyed at the VFW when the County Ladies Auxiliary, which had been meeting at the Vigilant Hose Company, joined the men. Members of the county association are Independent Hose Co., Junior Fire Company, United Fire Co., Citizens Truck Co., all of Frederick, Braddock Heights, Brunswick, Carroll Manor, Guardian Hose Company of Thurmont, Libertytown, Middletown, Myersville, New Market, New Midway, Rocky Ridge, Vigilant Hose Co. of Emmitsburg, Walkersville and Woodsboro. Stamp out the high cost of cooling . . . install a Frigiking in your car! Engineered better to give you the finest cooling performance and rugged dependability. There's a Custom or Universal unit for you car. Immediate installation. For as little as: plus installation BILL ft EARL'S jnnnnn Frigiking Division, Cummins Engine Co., Inc. 420 East Patrick Phone 662-5941 THRIFTY AUTO SERVICE CENTER crossed-eyes. cateracts, and glaucoma. Many simply needed, their glasses changed. Eighty - one persons referred to Wilmer Eye Institute. Twenty- two out of the 81 actually were believed to have had histoplas- mosis involving impairment of vision. Sixty-seven and seven-tenths per cent of the males tested registered a positive reaction to the skin test given. Forty- nine and eight - tenths per cent of the females showed a positive reaction. This means that these people have been exposed at some time to the disease. The total population registering a positive reaction to skin testing was 57.8 per cent Experts reported that the total cost of the services that Wilmer Eye Institute rendered to per sons participating in the survey was between 125 and 150 thousand dollars. The clinic volunteered their services. Aside from the numerous specialists traveling from Wilmer and John Hopkins, 52 nurses volunteered their services and more than 250 volunteers were received from the community. "I feel the significance of this survey is three - fold," Smith continued,, "It is significant in the field of ophthalmology, alone. As a result of this survey, ophthalmologists can work in an atmosphere of Jmowing what they are doing. They were not as versed on this disease before. If you don't know what you are dealing with, you don't know how to treat it "It was profitable to the community, itself, in the fact that it detected several serious eye defects. If we saved only one eye, it was worthwhile. "Thirdly, it will serve as a model. It will prove a blueprint for future mass eye examinations." On Saturday, June 20, anyper- sons who participated in the previous eye survey, will be offered a free chest ex-ray, courtesy of the Frederick County Department of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease and the Frederick County Health Department This is to detect active or inactive histo- plasmosis centered in chest regions rather than solely the eye region. The chest x-ray will be given at the Walkersville High School. Special recognition was given to the Glade Valley Lions Club which was the joint sponsor of the eye survey and all those who rendered their services in the community project President Melvin Filler, prior to Smith's report, announced that the Glade Valley Lions received commendation in the Governor's report at the recent convention held in Atlantic City. They were also the recipients of the District award, and 100 per cent Bulletin Editor and Secretary awards. Beotstown Bard, of toe Baltimore Sun. The last strains of the poem read: "And I've Men bis face that I knew so well, "And I've gone light back to the Frederick spell!" Some will proudly bout die name of Fritchie and Key as Frederick's famed history yet perhaps a few will recall "Uncle Billy" and other warm, human aspects of her past. Glenn H. Favorite Favorite Marks 25 CP Years Glenn H. Favorite completes twenty-five years of service with the CP Telephone Company this month. He is a native Frederick Coun- tian and was educated in Frederick County schools. Favorite was discharged from the U.S. Army in April, 1945, after serving in Hawaii and in the China-Burma-India Theater under Generals Cheanult and StiUwell. Following his discharge he joined CP in June, 1945, as a lineman and later was advanced to his present position, Installer- Repairman. Favorite is married to the former Ruth E. Arnold and resides on Rock Creek Drive. He is a driver and aid man for the Junior Fire Company Ambulance and holds two certificates on emergency care given by the University of Maryland. FILM DEVELOPING CAMERA REPAIRING --VAST-- ·-·: RAY WACHTER PHOTO CENTER 27 S. Market St. MO 2-4553 SHELLEY'S '.. » .· * - · ' Moving D»tfatry. .Expert Slate-Wide ,;; Service, · : Low Rater;" Free Estimates Local Moves A Specialty 662-5216 Special Introductory SALE on 1970 7 H. P. Swampers Reg. $599.95 With Electric Starter Sale Priced *479 95 Also special prices on all other models in stock. VERNON E. STUP COMPANY Rt. 2, Frederick, Md., at Evergreen Point Tel. 663-3185 Listed Below Are Typical Hot Water Requirements Gallon* Tub Bath 10-15 Shampoo 5 Shower .10-15 Standard Washer (A load) 10-20 Automatk Wariier (A toad) 1540 Dhhwaiher (A toad).. 7- 9 Diihes By Hand (Per Meal) 2-3 Shaving · ... 1- * FOOQ "MffHirOilOII (Per Day) 5 - 6 Hand Wash (Per Day .. 12-15 The 30 gallon gas or electric w a t e r heater p r o d u c e s only 30 gallons per hour or lest, and js expensive. The over-whelming energy of a Weil Brothers Oil Fired Water Heater produces more than 100 gallon per hour. This is three times faster than gas or electric, and at a fraction of the cost of gas or electric. Today's home own er demands the hot- rest water ever, and only Weil Brothers Oil Fired W a t e r Heaters produce it. Call today for a no obligation estimate of Your Needs and cost.-- 662-1121. WEIL BROTHERS 55 HAMILTON AVE. iNEWSPA'PERr SPAFERf

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