The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 10, 1970 · Page 10
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 10

Frederick, Maryland
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Wednesday, June 10, 1970
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-. It f -ti ""% Page A-10 THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland ·' We*»t*ay. J»a« M. «*· HCC Encourages Vets To Attend College WHEN BOWERS LUMBER WAS ROUTZAHN AND BOWERS Bowers Lumber Co. Got Its Start In Late 1800s This year Frederick celebrates its 225th anniversary. The following is one of a series of articles describing the founding and early years of some of the city's oldest businesses. This one concerns the Williams D. Bowers Lumber Co., 231 E. Patrick St., established in 1868. By MONICA MAIN Staff Writer At Reifsnider's grist mill on Gas House Pike, William D. Bowers and his father-in-law, Joseph Routzahn,'were forming a partnership that was to become the initial foundation for the successful and productive years ahead in the grinding of corn and milling of flour. In 1868, as steam power began replacing the water wheel, the two men moved their operation to the present location at 231 E. Patrick St. and adopted the name, Routzahn and Bowers, and dealt in lumber and mill work. However, the grist mill was still operated during the winter months when lumber and mill work was slow. This was eventually discontinued in 1896. In 1886, Routzahn, whose ancestry dates back to Frederick's earliest settlers, died. Bowers bought his deceased partner's interest. The community suffered another loss as William Bowers died at 60 years of age on July 21, 1888. Charlotte, widow of Bowers, and her son, Harry W. Bowers, operated the business until Gray- son E. Bowers bought his mother's share and continued to jointly operate the business with his brother. Tragedy struck the Bowers family in 1917, when Harry died of Bright's disease. Grayson promptly bought his late brother's interest. Grayson and his wife, known to most as "Chrissie," operated Bowers Lumber Company until December of 1936 when their descendants, Martin L., Charles F. and G.' Hunter Bowers formed a partnership and purchased their parents' share. Twenty - eight years later in 1964, G. Hunter Bowers andMar- tin L. Bowers purchased the interest of the third brother Charles. No change in corporate status has since occurred. FOR A JOB WELL DONE-Two Frederick men, James C. Mason, RFD 2, second from left, front row, and Elmer Nikirk Jr., Stewart Manor, third from left back row join co-workers during presentation ceremony of two certificates awarded to the US Army Topographic Command (TOPOCOM) Autodin Station by the US Army Strategic Communications Command (STRAT COM), East Coast Telecommunications Center for near-perfect (less than one percent error) message transmission. Lt. Col. Vito D. Stipo (extreme left), Director of Facilities presents his group with the certificates. Nikirk, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer R. Nikirk, RFD 1, Thurmont and is married to the former Reba James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton C. James of Jonesville, Va. The TOPOCOM em- ploye is a 1962 graduate of St. Johns Literary Institute in Frederick. AWARDED MEDAi^-Sp. 5 Terry u Sigley, who has recently completed his active duty commitment with the United States Army, is presented an Army Commendation Medal by Col. E. M. Gershater, commanding officer of Fort Detrick. Specialist Sigley, a native of Tunnelton, W. Va., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert L. Sigley. Specialist Sigley had been previously assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company I Corps (Group), Korea. (U. S. Army Photo) MAAS OPTICIANS ·LAMOKIZI YOU* OLASSIS WITH MODMN STVUI FRAMES We Are Eqplpped T» FID Aay Ejreflan Prescrlptk* Audiotone Hearing Aids Batteries ft Accessories REPAIRS WHILE YOU WATT CONTACT LINUS 5 West Second Street MO 2-1451 Wild Bear Shot In Cumberland CUMBERLAND (AP) - A wild mountain bear met his doom early today after city police and Allegany County game wardens tracked him for more than two hours. Police reported the six-foot beast, who weighed about 400 pounds, apparently crossed the West Virginia state line late Tuesday night. City residents began reporting that the wild beast was roaming the Cumberland streets at about 11:30 p.m. The animal was finally cornered outside a restaurant at about 2 a.m. today. Police and game wardens attempted to drive him back into the woods, but when their efforts failed they had to shoot him to death. No injuries were reported in the two-hour hunt. The Board of Trustees of Howard Community College has approved a policy to admit any veteran to the College's programs effective September 1970 when the college opens for its first class. According to the policy, any veteran, regardless of educational background, will have an opportunity to begin a program of learning leading to his educational goals. In commenting upon the policy of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Alfred J. Smith, Jr., President of the College said: 'The Board of Trustees has wisely mandated an open-door policy for all veterans. Persons who have served their country deserve an opportunity to embark upon an educational program leading^ to an COMPLETES BASIC-Miss Jo Aon Hamilton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hamilton, 15 South Maryland Ave., Brunswick, has completed her basic training at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge. After spending a leave at her home, the Brunswick High School graduate will report to Great Lakes Training Center in Illinois for training at Hospital Corps school. She was formerly employed by GEICO in Bethesda before enlisting in the Navy in Frederick. Cyclamates Curbs May Be Lifted WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration is holding off plans to seek an easing of the strict law banning such cancer-linked food additives as cyclamates. Legislative aides in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare have mapped plans designed to ease the ban without adverse public opinion. But sources said Tuesday that acting HEW Secretary John G. Veneman put a hold on the plans after vigorous complaints from Food and Drug Commissioner Charles C. Edwards. Veneman is acting HEW chief until the Senate confirms Elliot L. Richardson as replacement for former Secretary Robert H. Finch, who opposes the additive ban. Finch went to the White House staff last Saturday. When Finch was forced last October to ban the artificial sweetener cyclamate he complained that the law was too strict because it forced action when any additive was found to cause cancer when fed to animals in any amount Cyclamates were linked to bladder cancer in rats. Some argue for retaining the law, known as the Delaney amendment after its sponsor, Rep. James L. Delaney, D-N.Y. But Creed Black, assistant HEW secretary for legislation, said in a memo Monday that it should be altered because the secretary must now outlaw cancer-linked substances even when evidence comes from tests on "inappropriate animals under inappropriate conditions." WE SUPPLY REFRIGERATOR DOOR GASKETS FOR MOST MAKES You Bring Model Number We Supply Gasket HOME EQUIPMENT CENTER Farm Equip Center. Inc THURMONT MD ?;;?3 ««^ L PH ? 7 ]?;oo ^7j? I "Where Ouahty Is F'rst" ill CHURCH ST. OPEN MON. THRU Ml. TIL I PJVt. KIDS KRUSADE Something New and Different With Miss Gloria Piles Miss Dorothy Adams Today Thru Saturday, June 13 7 To 8:30 P.M. Sunday, June 14 9:45 A.M. 7 P.M. The Program Includes: The Fabulous Four if Puppets Dramautiiig .Stories Goldie, The Special Soloist if Exciting Flannel-Graph Stories Songs, Choruses ·£ Surprises Prizes if Everything Young People Will Like if All Boys and Girls Are Welcome FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARE1 7th A Fairview Ave. -- Frederick Rev. Karl Retter, Pastor -- Phone M3-71 Associate Degree or Certificate of Proficiency. Experience has shown repeatedly that veterans are one of the best group of students in the nation's colleges and universities. In particular* the experience with World War n veterans and Korean veterans reveals that veterans have a dedication, a purpose, a maturity, and a stick-to-itiveness which results in top-quality performance. They establish a model of learning that has a very favorable influence upon young students who are recent high school graduates. For this reason, veterans are a valuable asset to any institution of higher education." In executing the policy of the Board of Trustees, a packet of information was sent to every veteran from Howard County who will be discharged from the various branches of the armed forces prior to September 1970 inviting each veteran to consider Howard Community College as a means by which he can develop himself personally and to achieve his educational goals. In addition, the College has also contacted the Veterans Administration .for approval of the College's programs under the Veterans benefits Readjustment Act of 1966, the various rehabilitations acts, and the War Orphan's Act. It is expected that approval from the Veterans Administration will be obtained within the next several weeks. Once Howard Community College has been approved, veterans will be able to obtain monthly benefits and tuition-free study. KINDERGARTEN GRADUATES - The 1969-70 class of the Evangelical United Reformed Church of Christ Nursery and Kindergarten are pictured above at the end of the school year. Reading from left to right are Nursery, first row, Wayne Rhoades, Christine Henderson, Glen Harris; Kindergarten, second row, Christi Peace, Daniel Kester, Kenneth Miss, Randy Kline, Kip Brown; third row, John Salmon, Patricia Baugher, Denise Fisher, Dawn Brunner, LTanya James, Tern Whitmore, fourth row, Donna Taylor, Scott Fitez, Laura Grossnickle, Charles Crum, Debra Plum, George McNitt, fifth row, Robert Kotchenreuther, SelinaSanns, Tambra Van Ravensburg, Darnell Murphy. Nursery student Kimberly Hedges was absent when the picture was taken. Teachers are Mrs. Kenneth Henderson, Mrs. Sam Maples, and Mrs. David Roberts. Sears 8"x10" PORTRAIT IN IMPERIAL COLOR the entire portrait photograph is completed in gorgeous color! A PICTURELAND PORTRAIT 8x1O PORTRAIT Your child's portrait made with Eastman "PROFESSIONAL" Ektacolor Film and materials and our ail new DYNAMIC COLOR background assures you full color fidelity and breathtaking realism never before possible. 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