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Weather Forecast Mostly suany and wanner today and tomorrow. Highs in the low to mid 80s today and the mid to upper 80s tomorrow. Fair tonight lows from the upper 50s to low 60s. Outlook for Wednesday lair and somewhat warmer. Sports Of All Sorts Page B-l VOL. 87--HO. 199 Pratt RIM f Poit--14MO FREDERICK, MX, MONDAY, JUNE 8, 1970 SECTIONS 28 PAGES SECTION Pedestrian Killed By Car At Emmitsburg By ART RICHARDSON Thurmont * Emmltsburg Area Staff Correspondent EMMITSBURG -- One pedestrian was killed and another injured three miles west of here early this morning. The accident occurred at 1:16 a.m. less^ than a mile from the Maryland line on Pennsylvania Rt, 16, Liberty Township. Dead is Timothy Lee Sites, 21, of RFD 5, Waynesboro, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police said the two were struck by a 1955 automobile operated by Marvin Eugene Holden, 21, of Waynesboro. Police said Holden was driving west on Rt. 16 and that as he came out of a curve, his car struck the two pedestrians who were walking west on the north edge of the highway. Police said that the Holden car swerved to the left, flipped over, ran off the south berm, struck a utility pole, and upset before coming to rest. The deceased was thrown 177 feet, according to the investigating officer. Sites was pronounced dead on the scene by Dr. Robert LeFever. Cause of death was listed as a fractured neck. The vehicle was demolished. The operator was treated and released at Annie Warner Hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. Smith is reported in "good condition" at the same hospital. The extent of his injuries was not listed. Sites' body was removed to the Wilson Funeral Home atFair- field, Pa. The Emmitsburg VFW Ambulance transported the injured to 166 Given Degrees At Hood Hood College inFrederick conferred degrees on 166 women at the Seventy - Seventh Commencement exai'cises on the campus Saturday morning. The degree of Bachelor of Arts was conferred, and 14 women were conferred the Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics. Hood College graduated three women summa cum laude. They were Elaine Alison Hubert, Karin Norlin Rodland and Sue Ellen Tacey. Magna Cum Laude graduates were Gail M. Domans and Joyce Eileen Piccario. Graduating cum laude was Joanne Baker Loughrey. Departmental honors went to Dana Marie Eser, Sociology; Kathryn Eileen Grant, Biology; Elaine Alison Hubert, French; Elizabeth Ann Keitel, Music; Donna Jean McKnight, Spanish; Mrs. Rodland; Biology; Kathleen Bees Owen, Chemistry; Joyce Piccario, Biology; Miss Tacey, Chemistry; and Judith Arnold Wiley, Spanish. The commencement address was given by Dr. Alice M. Rivlin, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Rivlin addressed the ^i-ai uates on the subject of protest, citing the war and the women's liberation movement. She pointed out the differences in this generation of students and graduates, indicating why there is much visible protest in this era. This generation believes that the wrongs can be changed, she said. The earlier generation recognized the wrongs in society, but didn't seriously believe that they could be changed. Dr. Rivlin pointed out the certain protesters have a difficult time getting the message across. She said the women's liberation (Continued on Page A-5) 3 Hurt In Auto Collision A county woman is listed in fair condition at Walter Reed Hospital following a traffic accident early this morning on West Seventh Street near the Frederick Shopping Center. Mrs. Ruth Margaret Lawrence, 52, of RFD 7, was transported from the Frederick Memorial Hospital to Walter Reed Hospital. Also injured in the two-car accident were John Timothy Shattuck, 21, of Clinton, Term, and stationed at Ft. Detrick and Leroy Hudson, 20, of Ft. Detrick, who was a passenger in Shattuck's car. The military personnel were treated at Ward 200 in Fort Detrick. Shattuck was charged with speed greater than reasonable and operating without a registration card in his possession by Pvt. Robert Strong. The accident occurred at 12:25 a.m. Pvt. Strong said Shattuck was driving west on Seventh Street at an apparent high rate of speed. He applied his brakes approximately 60-feet from the intersection with the shopping center exit when a car operated by Mrs. Lawrence drove onto Seventh Street from the shopping center parking lot. After the two cars collided, Shattuck's car which was still sdding, pushed Mrs. ~ Lawrence's car approximately 60- feet before striking a light pole. A $15 'right turn sign was destroyed by the accident, Strong Fritchie Keepsakes To Go On Display Mrs. George Rodock who acquired many treasures from the Frederick heroine Barbara Fritchie, has consented to display various keepsakes at City Hall during Bell and History Days (June 13-14) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Register of Wills Thomas M. Eichelberger will supervise the display. Stock Market NEW YORK (AP) - The itock market climbed higher early this afternoon after erasing small morning losses. Trading remained slow. the hospital, and Truck 61 and squad provided lights and standby duty at the scene. said. Damage was estimated at $1,600 to Shattuck's car and $500 to Mrs. Lawrence's vehicle, police said. Cambodian Army Drives Invaders From Airport TOP SCHOLAR-- William L. Thompson holds $12,000 check he received Sunday at commencement ceremony at Washington College, Chestertown. Thompson was awarded the prize for his "ability and promise" in the literary field. (Photo by J. Rolfe Castlemen) Local Student Wins $12,000 Scholarship A 22-year-old English major from Frederick was the recipient Sunday night of a $12,000 award from "promise., . .in the field of literary endeavor." William L, Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Thompson of RFD 6, Frederick, received the Sophia Kerr Prize during graduation exercises at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. The prize begun in 1968 for the "senior having the best' Ability and promise for future fulfillment in the field of literary endeavor," is the largest of its kind at any college in the country. Thompson, a graduate of Frederick High School, was co-editor Latin Teacher Voices Protest To Class Cuts Ripples of protest-emanating from pending cutbacks in school offerings due to heavy slashing of the proposed budget for county schools-are beginning to break heavily upon the shores of academic unrest in Frederick County. Officially, there has been no listing from the Board of Education as to precisely what programs will be curtailed because there has been no final notice from the Board of County Commissioners as to what monies will be allocated. Meanwhile, an expression of "shock" has been sounded by one teacher at Frederick High School upon learning Friday from Principal George Seaton at an "emergency facility mseting" that years three and four of the school's 12-year-old four-year Latin program will be dropped. Wakefield McGill told the News-Post that parents and officials he has talked with about the impending cut, including the school's PTA president and a .jember of the Board of Edu(Continued on Page A-5; of the Washington College literary magazine, Miscellany. The acting head of the English Department at the school, Dr. Norman James, called Thompson's writing "impressive" and said that he had a "deep commitment" in poetry. Thompson, who spent the last four years at Washington College, said that he has no immediate plans for the future, outside of some travelling. He stated, however, that he would eventually be going into the literary field and that, he now felt an added commitment to do so. When asked how he would utilize the award money, Thompson said that part of it would be saved, part of it used to pay off his debts, and the remainder used to broaden his experiences. Fire Log Fire calls reported during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. CITY 663-4400 SOUTH COURT STREET, 11:50 a.m Saturday, car fire, Independents responded. E. FIFTH STREET, 10:30p.m., car fire, Juniors responded. W. SEVENTH STREET, 12:31 a.m., auto accident, personal injury, Juniors responded. COUNTY 662-6333 NONE. Ambulance calls: Emergency-- 6 Routine-- 2 PHXOM PENH (AP) - Cambodian government forces retook the Siem Reap airfield in northwest Cambodia and drove Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces from the center of Kompong Thorn, in central Cambodia, a g o v e r n m e n t spokesman said today. The spokesman said sporadic and confused fighting continued near the famed temple rums at Angkor, Cambodia's chief tourist attraction six miles north of Siem Reap. Commun'st forces took the airfirld Sunday morning, but government troops and Cambodian Air Force MG jets drove them out in the afternoon, the spokesman said. He reported that the airfield still was not sufficiently secure for planes to land there. Instead reinforcements were being flown to Battambang, GO miles to the southwest, and then trucked to the battle in vehicles supplied by Communist China before the overthrow of Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Although there was some fighting near the tourist hotel over the weekend, the center of the town and its mam market were unscathed, he said. The last tourists were evacuated last week. Coalition Plans Demonstration At Fort Detrick By STU GORDON Staff Writer ot the community and with city officials in an attempt to "educate" the people concerning al- A coalition of anta- war groups ternative uses of Fort Detrick from Washington, Baltimore,; and their own anti_ war and anti- Philadelphia and New York has CBW plans for the future. Lavin disclosed the possibility of "non-violent direct action" by the group while at Fort Detrick and defined the term as anything that could lead to mass voluntary arrest, Planners of the Detrick demonstration expect announced plans for anon-violent demonstration to be held at Fort Detrick on July 9 as part of a nine-day campaign against the use of chemical and biological weapons. The demonstration, sponsored by Quaker Action Group, the War Resisters' League, Catholic Peace Fellowship, Jewish Peace Fellowship, Women's Strike For Peace, and the Friends' Peace Committee will be in protest of the continuing use of herbicides, tear gasses, and napalm in Southeast Asia by the American forces. According to Richard Laving a Baltimore spokesman for the group, the campaign will begin July 1 with a mass demonstra- i tion in front of the White House j and involve three - day walks to Baltimore and to the Edgewood Arsenal in addition to the culminating protest in Frederick. The group is asking that "Fort Detrick . . . be converted to a World Health Center, Edgewood Arsenal to a World Environmental Center (to) use the vast scientific resources of the United States for life on the planet Earth instead of for death." Lavin said that the U.S. still condoned the use of herbicides, napalm, and tear gasses, even though other gasses were being phased out by President Nixon. He also stated that the categories of gasses still being used were voted disapproval at the United Nations several months ago by a vote of 80-3. Besides the demonstration, the nature of which is still undefined in plans, members of the peace group hope to talk with residents \o enemy troops were known to have entered the Angkor ruins, which extend over 40 j square miles, the spokesman said. But he added that if they I did, "there is a plan to deal with them." He did not elaborate. Siem Heap is on the only highway from the Thai border 80 miles to the east to northern Cambodia. There was speculation that the Communist forces were trying to get into position to block the troops the government of Thailand said last week it would send to Siem Reap to aid the Cambodian government. In Bangkok, informed sources said today that the Thai government was considering withdraw- ing part of its 12,000-man Black Panther Division from South Vietnam to reinforce the embattled Cambodians at Siem Reap. The government considers the Communist thrust into northwest Cambodia "a grave threat to Thailand," the sources said. Capture of Siem Reap would also be a major propaganda victory for the Communists since it would give them control of the ruins at Angkor, the capital of the ancient Khmer kingdom, The other Cambodian government gain, at Kompong Thorn 80 miles southeast of Siem Reap, came after five days of fighting in the provincial capital on the main highway between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Although the government spokesman said the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had been cleared from the center of the town, he gave no other information on the situation there. The town had been reported surrounded by the enemy. Two members of President Nixon's special fact-finding team visiting Indochina flew to Phnom Penh today for a brief meeting with Premier LonNoL New Effort Planned To Close Meadow Rd. only a few hundred participants. | Lavin also stated that the nine- day campaign would be only the initial move of a month's-long campaign of "national education" concerning the American people's involvement in Southeast Asia. By MARGARET HINDMAN Staff Writer The Linganore Corporation will file a new petition with the county commissioners requesting the closing of Meadow Road, this time with the stipulation Register Of Wills Seeks Re-Election Thomas M. Eichelberger today announced his candidacy for a fourth term as Register of Wills. Eichelberger, 43, was first elected to the position in November of 1958. The duties of the Register of Wills have tremendously increased and complete changes have occurred en July 1, 1969 and Jan. 1, 1970 dealing with the function of the office. He considers his staff of three em- ployes one of the finest in the state. His office is self supporting; salaries and expenses are borne by the income derived from the settlement of estates. Eichelberger, son of city treasurer Louis E. Eichelberger, is well-known throughout the state. He organized the Maryland State (Continued on Page A-5) Thomas M. Eichelberger V PAGEANT TO HIGHLIGHT HISTORY OF FREDERICK-- H-re are three scenes from the 225th anniversary pageant, "Fred- ericktowne--1745-1970," to be presented this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 o'clock each evening at the Baker Park Bandshell, under the direction of Mrs. Betly Barnett. Mrs. Helene Oppenheim is co-director and Mrs. Otha Barnett is producer. The pageant was written especially for the city's 225th anniversary, beiig culabia^Jl li connection with Bell and History Days by Joseph p. Turner. Many of the players in the pageant ara members of the Frederick Theatre Asso- ciation. These scenes above portray, at left, Daniel Dulaney and his crew of engineers surveying the land that was to become Frederick. John Dulaney (Chuck Rnoades) sold his first lot to John Thomas Schley, portrayed by Donald Schle,a direct descendant. Center, Benjamin Franklin (Dr. Maurice Guv^ 'lagjjlas in an old Tavern on All Saints Street with General Braddock (Joe Ignasiak) and George Washington (Bill Wells, not pictured) over supphss Franklin is to provide. At right is the Stamp Act Scene, with the iudges portrayed by Chuck Rhoades, Bill Moore Jr., Gerald MrNi f vul 'V ; ththe court clerk, John Darnell, portrayed b Lharles Maucr. Maior Charles V. Main, chief, Frederick Policf Department, will also be in this scene.Scores of other residents ;!!! appear in the eight historic scenes the cjclorama backdrops for which have been painted by Mrs. Paula Abelow. Admission to the pageant is SI to defray expenses of the pi eduction. Glenmore V. Rice is chairman of the city's 225th anniversary observance and Mi-,, Charles S. V. Sanner is chairman of the Bell and History Days. (News-Foot Photos) City's 225th Anniversary Celebration Underway Plans for the celebration of Frederick's 225th anniversary come to fruition today after months of anticipation. The weatherman has predicted warm sunny weather for the first part of the week, good weather for sightseers who will spend the week touring the historic points of the city. The anniversary celebrai !« t IT"! culminate this weekend in the annual Bell and History days with special tours bybusforvisi- toi s and local residents alike who want to see parts of Frederick made famous in history. Many of the city's historical houses and monuments will be open to the public daily with special opening hours for the weekend. A full schedule of events has been planned for the celebration from tours, magician shows, to a pageant of the city's history. Committees have long been at work to make this week one of interest to visitors and local residents alike. The events planned for this historic occasion have been planned to give a panoramic view of Frederick's history. The Frederick Community Theatre has prepared a pageant which will dramatize the historic events that have taken place that have made Frederick famous in Revolutionary history as well as the lore of Civil War. The bells Oi the Trinity Church steeple and the Baker Park carillon will be played by George Schroeder and David Hagan. Daily tours will be ottered at the Frederick County Historical Society, the Barbara Fritchie House, the Tancy House and Rose HU1 Maior. Monday through Friday a film re-enactment of the Maryland legislative session of 1861 will be presented at the Court House at 1 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. An Army Band concert will be presented at the Baker Park Bandshell Monday and Tuesday evenings. "The hostesses' tea will be held at the Steiner House on Bentz Street Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The hostesses for the Bell and History Days will be in costume during the Saturday and Sunday tours. The weekend activities include an exhibition by the colonial magician Sunday afternoon at the Spring House on Patrick Street. Also on Sunday at the Spring House, General Taylor's drill team will perform in the after-' noon. Another colonial drill team will present hourly exhibitions at the n Barn \-, Sunday after- noon. The shows will be on the hour. The long awaited pageant "Fredericktowne 1745-1970" will be performed at Baker Park, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Written by Joseph P. Turner, the pageant will be given June 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. in Baker Park Bandshell, admission charge, $1. The cast, some of whom are members of the Frederick (Continued on Page A-5) that an alterate route be provided by the applicants. A previous effort to have the county road abandoned was unsuccessful when the county attorney ruled that to close a public road for private purposes is illegal. In a meeting this morning between William Brosius and James Me Sherry, representing the Lake Linganore development interests, and the county commissioners, county attorney Thomas Glass pointed out that a county road may be abandoned if, in the opinion of the governing body, it is in the public interest. He cited a case, upheld by the state court of appeals, in which a public road was closed after property owners desiring the abandonment provided an alternate route which was better. As long as alternate access is provided, the abutting property owner has no right to insist that the road be maintained as it was when he bought the property, Glass said. Brosius presented two possibilities for alternate routes, to abandon that part of Meadow Road where the Linganore Corp. owns property on both sides and offer access through the proposed subdivision to affected property owners or to connect Meadow Road below the paved portion to Yeagerstown Road on the Linganore properly to permit travel from the Hall Road area to Boyer's Mill Road and Walkers ville. Brosius stated that the Linganore Corp. would provide a 50- foot right of way and construct a two-lane gravel road equal in character to the Yeagerstown Road. He stated that this would upgrade the specifications of the present Meadow Road route as well as provide a route which is accessible all of the year. A move to abandon the road would be in the public interest, according to Brosius, in that it would permit the construction of the dam and man-made Lake Linganore planned for the Eagle- head development. This would in turn benefit the downstream water supply by creating an even downstream flow, r e d u c i n g siltation and benefitting the ecology of the stream, he said. It was pointed out that provision of an alternate route was deemed of public benefit in the decision to close roads forEast- alco and Fort Detrick, as well as other private interests. The Linganore Corp. representatives were instructed to begin proceedings anew, filing a petition with the commissioners requesting that Meadow Road be closed and relocated. Hood Board Against Going Coeducational The Board of Trustees atHood College decided Saturday not to make the institution co-educational in the immediate future, according to a source at Hood, A charter change was voted, dropping the words "for women" from the university charter, but this wa described as simply a technical and not a policy change. An official statement by the Hood administration will be Issued. 1FWSP4PR! NF

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