The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 9, 1970 · Page 4
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June 9, 1970

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 4

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'Follow that Cor!" EMabttitttdltU tv«V IvMlM iMMt ****** *r *· PAGE A-4 TUESDAY, JUNE 9,1970 FREDERICK, MARYLAND A Chance To Reflect In this exciting week in which Frederick City is celebrating its 225th anniversary with a variety of worthwhile exhibits and open house programs, an excellent chance is afforded its citizens to reflect upon their many municipal blessings. There are few communities of its size in the nation which can look back upon so long a period of municipal history and find the record unblemished by so few, if any, instances of civic discord. It is a tribute to the citizens of Frederick City since its salad days that they have managed to live together in peace and concord and weather the inevitable stresses of the turbulent eras which has marked the growth of both the nation and city with tolerance and serenity of spirit. Frederick City has a proud record as a patriotic community. Even in the troubled days of the Civil War when it was on several occasions invaded by both armies, the prevailing sentiment here was extreme loyalty to the Union. In one of the most touching passages in his memoirs, George B. McClellan, who led the Army of the Potomac into Frederick en route to the crucial battle at nearby Antietam, in a letter to his wife written in bis tent on the outskirts of the city told her, "I never received such a welcome in any other community in which the army has been. Crowds lined the streets. Women - decked me with flowers. I was treated almost as the saviour of the nation." And prior to that date when the question of whether Maryland would remain loyal or secede with her sister state of Virginia hung in the balances, the governor convened a special session of the General Assembly here rather than in Annapolis because of the prevalent sentiment hi Frederick and the other northern counties toward the preservation of the Union. The hall in which the historic session -was held at which the members resolved "that they lacked the authority to take the state out of the Union" is still standing on North Market Street and open to inspection all this week. Additionally, a film describing this crucial ^session of the Legislature is being shown throughout the week. , s . And it seems to us that the citizens of Frederick City while reviewing the priceless history of their past have much for which to lift their hearts to God in sincere thanks that they have been spared in the civic discord of recent years, the rioting and senseless destruction which has marked these recent days of evolution if not revolution in America. While there are many things in the communual life of Frederick City which need improvement from the point of view of race relationships, there has been a disposition on the part of both races to work out the worst of their differences in the democratic tradition rather than behind barricades. Certainly this growing feeling of good will needs the encouragement of all facets of the community. But it is not too much to hope that in the light of the lessons of the reasonably harmonious past and the broadening conception of good citizenship and rededication to the ideals of true American democracy which are daily becoming more apparent in our midst that such problems as still remain can be harmoniously resolved. Meanwhile, here's to Frederick City! A grand American city in the best traditions of middle-class America. A community of spired churches of all faiths, good schools, relatively clean government, and almost 25,000 loyal Americans of all ages who as they doff their municipal hat in tribute to their historic past lift their eyes and their hearts to a still more rewarding future in the years that lie ahead. Housing For The Elderly How would you like to rent an air conditioned, carpeted apartment with .one hot meal a day for under $100 a month for all utilities except telephones? As a result of a pioneering step taken in Montgomery County about 250 elderly and handicapped citizens will have that opportunity by August of 1971. ' Culminating six years of planning, ground for an 11-story apartment building to provide these facilities was broken last week in Frederick's neighboring county. The $2.6 million project is being constructed under the auspices of the Montgomery County R e v e n u e Authority which borrowed the funds from the federal government on a 50 year basis with an annual interest rate , -of only three per cent. All residents of the new apartment complex must either be over 62 years of age or handicapped. According to William McKinney, director of the Revenue Authority, the building will offer 99 efficiencies at $98 per month, 44 efficiencies with alcoves at $105, and 43 one-bedroom units at $117. Included in the apartment complex will be a communal dining room where one hot meal daily will be served all tenants, a multi-purpose room, library, and a two-bedroom unit for the use of the resident manager. The Montgomery County Revenue Authority is a public corporation that acquires, constructs, maintains and operates self-supporting public projects. While the new complex .will be the first of a public nature in Montgomery County catering to the aged, comparable projects built with similar federal financing and sponsored by private organizations are located in Silver Spring, Bethesda, and Sandy Spring. An Honor For His Honor Both Frederick County and Circuit Court Judge Samuel W. Barrick has won prestige by the award of a fellowship to the jurist permitting his attendance at the month-long sessions in July of the National College of State Trial Judges. Established on the campus of the University of Nevada at Reno, the National College was founded in 1957 with the concept of creating an institution "of judges, for judges and by judges." The faculty is taken from the ranks of the judiciary. It is composed of nationally prominent people in related fields which are of constantly increasing importance to trial judges. Ojbectives of the college are to gather, study, and disseminate information to state judges throughout the nation with respect to the problems of organization, trial, and disposition of judicial business within trial courts It also co-operates with Bar Associations and fosters and promotes judicial organizations within the various states. Further objectives include co-operation with law schools and the maintenance of facilities for dissemination of information to individual judges. This review of the program of the National College of State Trial Judges shows conclusively that both Frederick County and Judge Barrick, personally, are indeed fortunate that the junior jurist of the Circuit Court is to share in . this broadening experience. At Judge Barrick well points out in commenting upon the opportunities opening to him in the award of the fellowship permitting his attendance at the sessions, in order to keep up to date in the broad field of jurisprudence the study of the law must be a continuing experience. A New I/me, A New Subsidy How times and tastes change-- not to mention the cost of keeping up with both Congress is in the process of providing another infusion of federal funds -- $290 million in the House- approved authorization--toward the currently estimated eventual $1.3 billion American supersonic airliner project. If the SST ever gets off the TIMELY QUOTES Dave said that football was not a "beautiful experience." But I think all sports are. I mean, the competition and skills involved help us learn about life, help us to understand that we can attain a goal by striving toward it with hard work. - St. IxMiis Cardinal football coach Charlie Winner, commenting on linebacker Dave Mcggycsy's decision to quit football because it represents violence. drawing boards and into the air, it hopefully will repay the immense cost with a virtual monoply on trans- Atlantic passenger service. Meanhwile, we learn at the bottom of a column that the SS United States is laid up in harbor, pulled off the Atlanctic passenger run probably for good. Despite holding the Blue Ribbon Trophy for the fastest crossing (three days, 10 hours and 40 minutes, set back in 1952), it has become a money loser. When it was constructed two decades ago as the pride of the Amencan merchant fleet, $42 million in federal subsidies went into its $70 million cost. yesterday 50 Yean Ago JUNE 9. 1ft* THE CITY HAS City Attorney 7 Am An American-How Should I Act To ban and from the top Telegraph Hill weit OB Patrick. ABOUT 359 WORSHIPPERS attended the annual "old foiu Stag at the United Brethren Church at MyersviDe Sunday The Rev Krone conducted the ^iS along lines of Wjwyeaw. atio. No instrumental music was ufed and the singing was "raised" by the congregation. ALL THREE SECRETARIES of the YMCA have endorsed the proposed memorial park, Earr Briggs, general secretary, has said. INTEREST IS BEING shown over the proposed new ordinance giving the commissioners the power to create the post of a city manager. The legality of the ordinance is under consideration as the aldermen are not sure they can curtail the powers of a mayor whose powers are invested in him by the Legislature. 20 Years Ago JUNE9.1MA THE COUNTY population has iDCreafled by4,»*«wtthinthe P ast ten years. The population of two local towns Is; Brunswick now j.744, wUfch had a population in 1MO of 3,Hi: and Emmitsburg which dropped from 1.412 in 1949 to 1.2SO in this census. PLAYING A POST season County Interscholastic baseball game to settle the records, Thurmoot defeated Walkeraviue High Saturday 6-2 in an agreed playoff of a,rained out game at Thurmoot. Sheldon Jones took the mound when the Pirates came to bat. S E R V I C E S O F REDEDICATION and centenary celebration were held Sunday at the Evangelical Reformed Church. R e d e c o r a t i o n improvements, in progress for the past five weeks consisted of painting the interior, placing red carpet on the aisles and redecorating the sanctuary. THE COUNTY BOARD of Election Supervisors on Monday night completed checking the new voting books compiled at the recent registration and announced that it was necessary to divide four additional precincts due to the increased number of eligible voters in the city. Proved By The Way. THOUGHTS praise But I will hope continually, and will prai thee yet more and more.--Psalms 71:14. Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. -- Martin Luther. Editor's N o t e : The following essay is the first of t w o p r i z e - w i n n i n g compositions by Frederick County students in a contest sponsored by the Jefferson Rnritan Club's Citizenship and Patriotism Committees. Today's essay by Brunswick High School eighth grader Michael Moser and judged winner in the junior high division. "I am An American-How Should I Act to Prove It"? "All men are created equal," so they should have equal rights. This was the principle on which our country was founded, many years ago. To me, this is the greatest'test of an American; whether I accept another person on his ideas and character or on his outward appearance. As an American I should try to treat all people as equals.' America is well-known for her freedom of speech and religion. I have the right and the responsibility to speak for what I believe. I should also be considerate enough to listen to someone else's opinion and respect his rights; even if I disagree with him. I have the right to choose the church I want to attend. I should respect all other beliefs, no matter how different they are from my own. As an American, I should obey the law. I should show respect for other people's property by not trespassing, destroying, or littering it. There is a saying, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Treat your friends and neighbors as you would like to be treated. If I see someone breaking the law or being treated unfair, I should report it to the police. If I think a law is unjust I should write a letter to the proper officials and try to have it changed. Americans should have respect for their country. Respect is shown in many ways. I should take pride in the appearance of my country and help keep it clean. A litterbug shows little respect for his country I should honor the flag and our national anthem Making foreign visitors welcome is one of the ways I can serve my country. When I am older, I may be asked to serve in other ways, such as in the armed services, as an exchange student, or in a political office. If I am fortunate enough to visit another country I should remember that my country will be judged by my actions, words and appearance, I should take part in community projects. If I am asked to serve on a committee, I should serve to the best of my ability I should make new families welcome in my neighborhood, by acquainting them with the area and inviting them to take part in the activities of the community I should support the civic organizations working to improve my community It is important to help conserve our natural resources. Our nvers, lakes, and air are becoming so polluted that we can't use them Unless we begin now to improve this situation our country will soon be unfit to live in The laws protecting our wildlife and fish should be obeyed _ _ One" of the g r e a t e s t opportunities offered to me is a chance for a good education. My school work should not just be enough to get by: but should be to the best of my ability Now is the time to prepare myself for the type of job that interest me and one that I am capable of doing. A well educated person makes a better and more useful citizen. I should respect the rules of my parents and teachers; although it is sometimes d i f f i c u l t to understand why they feel certain rules are needed. I need to be honest at all times. There is a saying, "Honesty is the best policy" If I am dishonest it will eventually get me into trouble. My friends will have a great influence on my life but I must decide what I want from life and stick to it. I should be helpful to my friends and ready to lend a helping hand. If they are doing something h a r m f u l to themselves, like drinking or taking drugs, I should encourage them to give up these things. I should be grateful for the many things as well as the many opportunities I have. As a citizen of a great country, I am proud to say, I am an American. Letters To The Ed/tor LOVE IT OR LEAVE BANNER ALARMS To The Editor, Sir: Today, May 28, 1970, I was returning from the Bloodmobile when I saw a banner stretched across Second and Market Streets with the words, "America -- Love It Or Leave." This alarmed me for several reasons. , In the first place, the slogan, t America Love It Or Leave is naive, simplistic and wholly out of line with the spirit of democracy. Such a slogan reveals an attitude of intolerance to dissent and opposing views. Such a slogan is simplistic because the issue is not whether one loves his country but how one understands what this love entails. Tuesday, May 26th, over 1,000 clergymen gathered in Washington to peacefully and responsibly dissent with the government's current Southeast Asian policy. Does this mean that we who honestly love our country but disagree with its policy in this matter do not love it or should leave it? The attitude America Love It Or Leave It is a dangerous attitude. In fact, in my view, there isn't much difference between t h a t view and totalitarianism. What disturbs me further is that apparently the city government also believes in this philosophy which does not allow dissent I say this apparently because they have allowed the downtown area to be a place wherein this intolerant attitude is flagrantly displayed. I only hope that the city realizes as well as anyone who reads this letter that the attitude America Love It Or Leave is by no means shared by all the people and that there are those of us who view it as a totally un- American, unconstitutional attitude. REV. DAVID L. HIMMLER Woodsboro, Md. PLANNED PARENTHOOD PURPOSES FEARED To the Editor, Sir: There has been an increasing amount of coverage by the News Media on the work being done by Planned P a r e n t h o o d , in government, welfare, medical societies and schools I am alarmed at the number of people in high positions who are associated with this organization. Is this group truly interested in our children and the welfare of our country' Do we really want Teen Sex C l i n i c s w h i c h m a k e contraceptive readily available to our young? Do we really want Abortions and Sterilization Clinics? Do we want our daughters to be taught to regard motherhood as a dreaded disease? Do we want our young women to regard pregnancy in the same light as one regards an infected pair of tonsils? Do we teach our sons and daughters chasity by making these clinics available to them 9 Can we expect a very young girl who has f o r n i c a t e d repeatedly with different persons, since her early teens to give up this pattern of sexual behavior the day she weds? Does she know the true meaning of love and sex, and have the ability to be a faithful wife and a loving mother? Is this the way one lays the foundation for a stable marriage? I think that providing birth control advice and contraceptive for teenagers and young u n m a r r i e d a d u l t s i s disastrous!!! This policy threatens marriage, the family, the society and the nation which allows it After a great deal of research on Margaret Sanger and her goals for Planned Parenthood, I can only regard this organization as a "Wolf in Sheeps' Clothing"!, and one of the most dangerous t movements we have in our country today. (Mrs.J BERNADETTE H. LANCASTER Mt. Airy, Maryland ADULT f ANTRUM' AT LITTLE LEAGUE To the Editor, Sir: On June 2 at the little league field on Franklin and South Streets, I saw a grown man have what I call a childish temper tantrum. My husband gave up an evening at home to umpire that game that night, but it seems one of the managers thought he wasn't doing a very good job. If he thought he was better why wasn't he umpiring instead of managing. He wasn't satisfied with anything. I thought these men were supposed to teach the boys to play baseball not how to protest. I would not want my son to play on a team under supervision like that. The older people wonder what happens to the young folks. When they see older people show disrespect for each other, why should they show any respect for anyone. There are some fine men working with boys like this, and it is this kind of an act that tears down all the good work that a lot of good managers and coaches are doing trying to teach boys baseball fundamentals and good sportsmanship. A lot of parents and other people do not support them. If this type person could see themselves as others do, maybe they would stop and think before showing this side The parents that don't attend the games should wake up and see what is happening to their children. I think these men are only looking at the glory side for themselves, not the formation of the boys' characters. This is strictly my letter not my husband's. He can speak for himself. MRS. WILLIAM KENNEDY 415 Logan Street Frederick, Md. 21701 ·MEMORIAL DA YA DAY DECEASED' To the Editor, Sir: Have we closed out eyes to the fact that this Holiday to honor the men who have died that we may have freedom, ceases to exist? Businesses remain open be it d e p a r t m e n t , grocery or neighborhood markets. Cannot we give this one day a year, close all businesses and honor the men who have died and shed their blood that we have freedom and opportunities such as no other land has ever known? Where else can you be free to work, pray and live according to your goals and ambitions? Men have fought and died in ByMARGOTMOR Here it is - that ugly word again: SEX. More loaded than all the four-letter words, those healthy remants of our Elizabethan heritage -- and the - more recent words which, as the Korzybski school of semanticists tell us, evoke signal reactions because their meanings are highly personalized: God, the flag, communism, freedom, etc., etc., etc. Were it not for SEX, you would not be reading this now. Only Jesus Christ can claim parthenogenesis -- and, in many quarters, this nation is viewed with skepticism. You were conceived by a sexual act; if you prefer to think that this act was sinful rather than a mutually- gratifying and meaningful experience between you parents -- that's YOUR problem. Most parents who love their children -- and most parents do -- are cognizant of the responsibility they automatically assume by bringing those children into .the world. As a rule, they want to spare their children some of their own hardhips. This parental concern, when confronted with sex education is usually confounded by equal parts of idiocy, procrastination, and rationalization. The many not-too-funny jokes about the birds and bees attest eloquently to this. Shocking and ever-increasing numbers of foundlings, children born out-of-wedlock, as well as a mounting rate of veneral disease bear testimony to the fact that youngsters are not getting the education they need when they need it " Tis (NOT) folly to be Repression has never proved to many a battle, whether it be at Fort Sumter or Gettysburg or op the beachheads of Normandy or the sands of Okinawa. Can we forget the men who are fighting in Vietnam or Cambodia on this one day set aside to honor the dead? Locally many boys have given their lives that our nation may provide a way of life for all. Can we not set aside this day "MEMORIAL DAY" for those men and women who gave their all, their lives, for independence, liberty, and the ultimate hopes of peace for all, and freedom the world over.? MEMORIAL DAY-A DAY DECEASED! Think About It!! RONALD E. SUMMERS 301 Birmingham Court Frederick, Md 21701 BERRY'S WORLD be an effective means of controlling or exterminating anything -- most especially in these United States. Were it not for the well meaning but t r a g i c a l l y m i s g u i d e d temperance movement and the Volstead Act, we would not be confronted with a firmly- entrenched and elusive Cosa Nostra and an ancillary underworld which thrives on narcotics traffic, illegal prostitution, off-track betting which their lobbies perpetuate for their own self-interest, racketeering which has insinuated itself into those unions and everywhere else where a buck talks louder than ethics. There is only one place for sex education, and that is in the dispassionate and objective atmosphere of the classroom, under the guidance of a mature, dedicated and specially trained teacher. Given the survival of pollution and nuclear holocaust, both induced by Homo sapiens, who claims God created him in his own image -- sex is here to stay. Many parents who willingly admit their imcompetence to help their kids with the new math will fight to the last ditch about allowing sex to be taught in the public schools. Feelings of guilt about sex are vestigial remnants of the Mosiac code, which attempted to create ethical and moral values for a profligate society as well as to assure the propagation of large families necessary to pursue an agrarian culture. The Puritans, who came to these shores seeking religious freedom, perpetuated the very worst elements of the Judaic code, entirely out of context with the overall picture, and proceeded to persecute everyone who did not fit their Procrustean bed, with far more zeal than those who had discriminated against them. The time has come to cast off the incubus of Puritanism. Intelligent education in anatomy and sex is far more likely to eliminate the evils about which the people most directly responsible are screaming than to furtively secrete the entire matter, thus exposing our children to possible tragic consequences of trial-and-error. Let's put sex in its true perspective. It's up to you: should it be a God-given privilege shared by two people who love each other? Or should it be just another dirty word? SEX is only a dirty word -- if you think it is "Porrfon me, dear. In cast someone should nk--howdo I fet/ about the women's lib movemtnt?"

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