The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 9, 1970 · Page 1
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June 9, 1970

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Weather Forecast Mostly sunny, highs in the low to the upper 80s today. Fair tonight and Wednesday. Lows tonight in the low and mid 60s. Highs Wednesday in the mid 80s to around 90. Thursday outlook continued fair and warm. Senator's Owner To Run For Minn. Governor Page B~l VOL. 87--NO. 200 FREDERICK, MD., TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1970 FIRST FIVE oo 1 A f i r C PIRSI SECTIONS 00 rAtiH.0 SECTION COPY 10e ·Y Street Fighting Flares In Jordanian Capital House Votes Viet War Progress Probe PLAN ACTIVTTIES-Glenmore Rice, chairman of the 225th Anniversary Committee, and Mrs. Patricia Sanner, chairman of Bell and History Days, observe preparations underway for the forthcoming historical pageant to be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. atthe Baker Park Band Shell to mark the city's 225th anniversary. (News-Post Photo) Anniversary Schedule Of Events A revised schedule of events for this week's celebration of the city's 225th anniversary has been released. It stands as follows: Tuesday-Baker Park Band Shell-8:15 p.m.~Concert by 327th Army Band of Edge wood Arsenal. Thursday - Friday - Saturday -Baker Park Band Shell-8:30 p. m. The Fredericktowne Theatre will present a historic pageant, "Frederick Town 1745-1970." (tickets $1) Saturday and Sunday-City Hall open from 1 to 5 p.m. Display of old Frederick maps and pictures, also Black History display. Saturday and Sunday-Bell and History Days-1-5 p.m.-Walking and bus tours of Frederick's historic homes, churches and public buildings. Tours will start from the Francis Scott Key Hotel (West Patrick St) and the parking lot between TJ High School and Governor Thomas Johnson's Home (North Market Street extended).. Numerous craftsmen will demonstrate their crafts at various locations on the tours and throughout the town. Free bus transportation. (Tickets-$l; children under 12; free) Included on tours: Barbara Fritchie House; Roger Brooke Taney Home; Grave of Francis Scott Key; Rose Hill Manor, home of first Governor of Maryland; Hessian Barracks, Quarters of R e v o l u t i o n a r y War Troops; Historic Frederick Court House and Court Square; Frederick County Historical Society Home and Children's Museum; Steiner House, outstanding early Frederick architecture; Visitation Convent Gardens F r e d e r i c k ' s Historic Churches; City Hall Board Room-displays. Hear - The Bells of Frederick's Famed Clustered Spires Trinity Chapel, George Schroe- (Continued on Page A-5) Development Design Wins Planners' OK WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring it needs a new look at Indochina, the House has decided to send its own task force to Vietnam to review the progress of the war. After three hours of wrangling and four roll calls, the House Monday approved 223 to 101 a resolution creating a special 12- member committee to investigate all aspects of U.S. military The Frederick County Planning and Zoning Commission today jave unanimous approval to the initial design of a planned unit development proposed for Balenger Creek Pike. The development proposed by South Frederick Joint Venture will be located at the south quadrant of U.S. 340 and Md. 78 and will include a shopping center and residential development. Following the first review of the proposed development in April, the design was revised according to recommendations of the planning staff. The plan approved at the meeting this morning includes a ten acre commercial site for a neighborhood shopping area, and 1,700 housing units. The high intensity housing will consist of two and three- story garden apartments, five and ten-story high rise apartments and townhouses. The plans tor the development also call for a dedication to public use of ten acres for a school site and 15 acres for a community park. Planning director Ricfiard Crombie pointed out that the proposed development is located n an area where there have been inancial commitments made toward the construction of sewer and water systems. He suggested that the commission might con- ider doing voluntary rezoningin ,uch areas where high intensity residential uses are in order. The commission's decision to approve the design was given with ;he stipulation that consideration e given to include underpasses at school crossings to insure he safely of school children. ;t was 'also suggested that in future review consideration be given to drainage problems in ·he area. Md. 75 Due Improvements Within the next month, rehabilitation work will begin on two secondary roads in Frederick and Carroll County. Sen. Charles Smelser , announced work soon to begin on Route 75, from Union Bridge to Johnsville and in Carroll County, improvements will begin on Rt 496. Rehabilitation of the secondary roads involve an extension of shoulders and resurfacing rather than completely relocating the roadway. Smelser requested this action pointing out the benefit of economy, and little or no disruption of property. Financing was acquired from the critical funds as it was not considered a State Roads program. Two years ago similar, work was done on the Ballenger Creek Road and more recently on Route 80. involvement in Southeast Asia within 45 days i The resolution was sponsored by Rep. G. V. "Sonny" Mont gomery, D-Mss., who is expected to lead the committee. He said it would provide the House with information independent of that gathered by presidential commissions or other study groups. It is planned for the House committee to leave after a special group of senators, representatives and other governmental leaders returns from a Vietnam trip requested by President Nixon. Monday night a farmer, a housewife, a minister and a retired professor left at Nixon's instigation as part of an eights member delegation going to Vietnam for a repeat of a trip they made more than two years ago. · - · " ~ -"It is my firm opinion," said President Nixon in a letter last March to Rep. Fred Schwengel, R-Iowa, an organizer of the trips, "that it would be useful for you . . . to make another visit to the same places you saw before." The House debate Monday split along hawk-dove lines, with antiwar members contending the committee would be "carrier pigeons** of the military view of the war. Rep. Wayne L. Hays, D-Ohio, suggested all 430 House members be armed with rifles and go to Southeast Asia to relieve two Army battalions. The committee will be composed of six members of each party. Two members each will come from the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, with the remainder from the House at large. Theodore R. McKeldin King Hussein Escapes Assassination Attempt Boys High School Reunion! Set June 20 AMMAN, Jordan (AP) King Hussein escaped an assassination attempt today in the midst of fighting between the Jordanian army and Palestinian guerrillas, the Amman radio reported. The army troops were trying to curtail guerrilla incursions into Israel. The broadcast said Hussein's motorcade was fired upon this morning as heavy fighting raged in the streets of the capital. Leaders of both sides worked out a cease-fire arrangement late in the morning but this was ignored and the bitter fighting raged into the afternoon. The combatants battled with rockets, bazookas, machine guns and automatic weapons, | filling the city with the crash of explosions and the bark of gun- On a separate roll call the House voted against a preamble Former Maryland Governor Montgomery originally had j Theodore R. McKeldin will be written into his resolution. The preamble was eliminated by ah amendment in the House Rules Committee. It stated the use of U.S. troops in Cambodia had "added a new dimension to the war in Southeast Asia." i fire, Hussein's motorcade was Planners OK Changes In Qty Zoning Ordinance By LARRY HESLIN Assistant Editor The Frederick City Planning Commission approved changes to the zoning ordinance last night, mainly designed to eliminate confusion between the city charter and zoning text. At the suggestion of Lawrence Johnson, consultant planner for the commission, section 22 of the ordinance was changed. Johnson suggested the change to comply with new state government planning enabling legislation which goes into effect July 1. The mayor and board of aldermen at their last meeting had requested the planning commission to review sections 22.22 and 22.23 of the zoning ordinance after a controversial vote, passed a proposed amendment to the ordinance regarding the size of free standing signs in the city. The vote by the mayor and board was three against the amendment and three for, but the motion passed anyway due to the wording of a planning commission recommendation. There are five members of the board of aldermen, Section 22.22 remained the same except for the deletion of the last sentence which required a two-thirds vote of the board of (Continued on Page A-5) the guest speaker at the 75th Annual Reunion and Banquet of the 250-member Boys High School Alumni Association on June 20 at the Francis Scott Key Hotel. The banquet will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Class of 1920, of which there are currently eighteen members on the roll. The program for the reunion, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. ( will include a dinner, group singing, election of officers and a memorial to the late Judge Charles E. Moylan Sr. ! The invocation will be given The kitchen of historic Rose j by the Rev. Dr. Nevin E. Smith, Hill Manor will serve as a show- of the class of 1922. Steinhaus To Mplay Furniture driving through the crossroads town of Sweileh 12 miles northeast of the capital, the radio said. Guerrilla sources in Beirut, Lebanon, said the king's driver was wounded in the incident but gave no other details. Jordanian authorities and the guerrilla central committee--the supreme Palestinian body- hat met in Amman and agreed to an immediate cease-fire, the radio aid in an earlier report. They Iso agreed to set up a joint op- rations room to "supervise and ontrol the situation." Many dead and wounded were eported. Open warfare broke out be- ween King Hussein's troops and militant Palestinians after wo days of tension and the overnight kidnaping by the guerrillas of Morris Draper, the U.S. Embassy's political officer. The guerrillas and Jordanian _overnment forces clashed repeatedly Sunday night, with about 50 people reported killed or wounded and about 40 guerrillas arrested. Officials said Draper, 42, a native of California, was released unharmed after the 40 guerrillas were freed. The fighting today began just after dawn and soon spread to all parts of the city. Four hours later the fighting intensified. Gunfire echoed from all over the city, punctuated by the louder sounds of rockets and shells. Guests at the American- owned Intercontinental Hotel threw themselves to the floor as bullets whipped through the lobby, breaking windows and light fixture. No casualties were reported in the hotel, but many bodies were reported lying in a road near the hotel. They were said to be civilians caught in the crossfire. Marijuana Siezed; 2 Arrested Nearly a pound of marijuana was seized by police last night during a narcotics raid on Gambrill Park Road. Police charged George Bernard King, 18, of West Sixth Street, with possession of .marijuana. Bond was sat at $1,0)1 for a hearing scheduled June 24 in Trial Magistrate's Court. A 16-year-old boy was also arrested in the car on Gambrill Park Road. The boy was turned over to juvenile author- Rev. Loren Gisselbeck Calvary United Methodists Gets Associate Minister ities. Cpl. Carl Harbaugh of the Maryland State Police and D- Lt. Paul Mossburg of City Police made the arrests at 9:55 p.m. Several drug cases are scheduled for June 24 in Trial Magistrate's Court, police said case for a display of hand-decorated antique furniture, the handiwork of local artist and craftsman Austin Steinhaus during Bell and History Days. Featured in the display will be a restored early American coffee table handpainted in green, and a three-drawer commode, decorated in two colors with a stencil. Also on display will be a six drawer commode done in black with wide gold stripes. Footstools, pictures and tin- ware representative of the days of early Frederick will complete the display. Steinhaus works mainly with antiques and Early American pieces, restoring them with modern day materials and adding decorations in keeping with their period. The coffee table has received a new top, he explained, which differs from the original board top in that it is a single piece of wood. Most of the large items on display are made of oak. Steinhaus has been involved in the craft of furniture decoration for about 25 years and operates his business from a workshop at his home on Jefferson Street In addition to decoration of furniture and tinware, he is known locally for his paintings. The furniture will be on display at Rose Hill Manor, located on North Market Street on Friday and Saturday. Officers of the association include Charles C. T. Stull '14, president; Joseph F. Eisenhauer ni '20, vice president; Lester B. Feaga '15, secretary, and Victor M» Summers '21, treasurer. Members of the memorial committee include Parsons Newman '14, chairman, and Harry E. Cornpropst '22 and Elias B. Ramsburg Jr. '21. Chairman of the nominating committee is Harry T. James Jr» '14, assisted by Raymond I. Ford '14. The welcome and group singing will be led by Mr. Stall. Vocal selections will be by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Ridder, accompanied by SperryL. Storm. Toasts will be led by Dr. Clyde E. Burgee H. Fire Log Fire calls reported during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.m. CITY 663-4400 NONE COUNTY 662-6333 C STREET IN BRUNSWICK, 12:15 p.m., auto fire, Brunswick responded. RT. 31, 4:37 p.m.,.report of a barn fire, Libertytown, New Windsor and Union Bridge responded. Ambulance calls: Emergency-1 Routine-- I North Viets Seize Key Loatian City SAIGON (AP) - The North Vietnamese strengthened their supply network east of the Mekong River today with the capture of Saravane, a provincial capital in the southern Laotian panhandle. Informed sources in Vientiane said a battalion of enemy troops attacked Saravane shortly before midnight Monday and occupied it before dawn. The government garrison of 800 men was believed withdrawing to the east. There were no reports of casualties on either side. Saravane lies some 70 miles northwest of Attopeu, a provincial capital the North Vietnam- Mandel Makes It Official The Rev. Loren Gisselbeck was appointed Sunday to become the associate minister at Calvary United Methodist Church. The 186th session of the historic Baltimore Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church concluded Sunday morning with the reading of the appointments of the clergymen to their respective churches throughout the conference. This annual meeting, held at the Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. for the last four days, was highlighted by a very significant ordination service held on Friday evening at the National Cathedral. At this service, resident bishop, John Wesley Lord, together with Bishop William Creighton of the Protestant Episcopal Church, who were joined by two other Methodist bishops, ordained 37 new deacons and 16 new elders. Rev. Gisselbeck, who was transferred into the Baltimore Conference from the South In- diana Conference will be arriving in Frederick this week to assume his responsibilities. He and his family come from New Rev. Loren Gisselbeck Castle, Ind., where they have just completed four years of service at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Prior to that, he served as associate minister at the Grace United Protestant Church in Park Forest, HI. while attending Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston from which he received his Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1966. Both Rev. Gisselbeck and his wife, Helen are natives of South Dakota and both attended college in Indiana majoring in religion and music respectively. They have two children: Brian, 10 and Natalie, 8. The Rev. Kenneth Tyson, minister of Calvary Church, states that "with Rev. Gisselbeck's past experiences in the many different phases of the church's concern and program, especially in the fields of Christian education, Christian Social Concerns and Counseling, we, the multiple staff of Calvary hope to be of greater service to both our congregation and the community." SUMMER tit THE PARK-These children from the St. John's kindergarten class are enjoying their annual picnic at Tiny Tot Town. In a few weeks, Tiny Tot Town and other Frederick City parks will see more use with the start of the Frederick City summer park program.-(Photo by George Randall) ese captured on April 30. Both owns are on strategic highways and provide access to several and and river supply routes 'rom North Vietnam to South Vietnam and Cambodia. Saravane, 320 miles southeast of Vientiane, was the last prov- ncial capital still held by the government east of the Mekong n the southern panhandle. The own had been virtually surrounded by North Vietnamese troops and their Pathet Lao al- ies for some six years, and mil- tary analysts regarded it as almost undefendable. .Attopeu also had been surrounded for years efore it fell. Military sources said the North Vietnamese apparently had refrained from attacking the two towns because of political considerations but decided to strike when the outbreak of the war in Cambodia brought about a need for more supply routes to the south. ANNAPOLIS (AP)- Gov. Marin Mandel officially announced today he will seek a full four- year term to the office he as- umed when Spiro T. Agnew resigned to become Vice President of the United States. Since Maryland has no chain of succession, Mandel was se- ected to fill the unexpired term jy a joint session of the Maryand General Assembly some 18 months ago. Today, the former speaker of the House of Delegates made it official-- he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor in the fall primary. Mandel will announce at a rally tonight in Prince Georges County that his ticket will contain Arty. Gen. Francis B.Burch and Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein, both of whom are seeking reelection, and Secretary of State Blair Lee HI, who announced Monday that he will run for lieutenant governor. Santa Gets Early Letter The slogan that the Post Office Department uses urging patrons to "mail early for Christmas" has apparently caught the eye ol some one who has just learned to read and listens to his elders. Nelson W. Myers Jr., Postmaster of the Ljamsville Post Office, has received the first letter to Santa Claus. It was written on Christmas paper from Kevin and mailed on June 5. The writer failed to give his last name when signing the note. Kosygin Reported Ready To Resign LONDON (AP) - The Daily Mail reported today that Alexei M. Kosygin will step down as Soviet Premier this month-but British and other Western diplomats reacted to the claim with some reserve. One of the two deputy premiers -- Kiril Mazurov, 56, or Dmitri Polyansky, 53 - will take over from the ailing, 61- year-old Kosygin, according to the newspaper. It based its report on "well- authenticated reports reaching London." British government and Western embassy officials said they have had no new indications suggesting Kosygin's departure may be imminent. They recalled there has been considerable speculation in and outside Moscow this year that a shakeup in the Kremlin leadership may be on the way. This could follow elections for the Soviet parliament due Sunday. "Some day this sort of speculation is bound to prove right,*' one official observed. "But as of now we have no facts to support it." Stock Market NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market moved fractionally higher this morning jn moderate trading. At 10:30 a.m. the Dow Jonas average of 30 industrials, was -up « 0.48 to 700.71. · ,'· . - \ V iWSPAFER?

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