The News from Frederick, Maryland on September 9, 1967 · Page 1
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Frederick, Maryland
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Weather Forecast Cloudy with occasional showers today and tonight, partial clearing Sunday. K'.gh in the 70s today's lows in 50s and near 60 tonight. Sunday's high in the low 70s. VOL. 84--NO. 277 Attend I'he t.hurch Of Your Choict- Prttt Run To4«y I News--10,850 I Post-12,350 I Total- .'4/200 FREDERICK, MI)., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER i), 11)07 TWO S E C T I O N S 16 F I R S T SECTION SINGLE COPY 30c WEEKLY BY CARRIE* Leaders Fail To Reach Decision On Roads Work By EILEEN BURKE Staff Writer Frederick County officials failed to reach an agreement on how to spend state funds for road construction during a nearly two hour session Friday which became bogged down in general criticism of State Roads Commission policies. The only actual decision resulting from the meeting of the County Commissioners and legislative delegation with S R C officials was an agreement that the county commissioners should write to Jerome Wolff, chairman-director of the SRC asking for estimates on the cost of improvements to Maryland 80 and Maryland 550. A motion by Commissioner Wallace E. Mutton that the group instruct the SRC to improve approximately four miles of Maryland 550 between Woodsboro and Longs Mill Road, died for a lack of a second. Although no other formal motions for road pro 3cts were made President Charles E. Collins of the Commission told the group he preferred improvements to Maryland 80 between Buckeystown and Urbana to improvements of Maryland 550. Collins described Route 80 as a worse road than Route 550 with more cars daily. "We've been kicking 80 in the pants for five years," Collins added. State Senator Charles H. Smelser (D-Frederick - Carroll) voiced a preference for improvement of Maryland 75. Collins said Friday afternoon that the commissioners will meet Monday to try to reach an agreement among themselves on what construction p r o - j e c t s they favor. He said the commissioners would then try to communicate with the delegation to come to some sort of decision. If the commissioners and delegation do not sign an agreement on a roads program w:th the SRC by September 18, Collins said, the SRC will be able to proceed with the original program. If they act before the deadline, the county officials can spend funds amounting to approximately $300,001 originally allotted to improvements to Maryland 550. approximately $800,000 allotted for a bridge across the Pr'omac River at Point of Rocks on the relocated U c 15 and approximately S700,000 in surplus funds from construction of U.S :wi on other state roads in the county, Collins said Much of Friday's meeting was devoted to a discussion between Smelser and Del. William M. Houck ( D-Frederick and the State Roads Commission officials on the relative merits of quantity vs. quality. "What sense does it make to reconstruct a portion of the road u h e n we could use the money to rehabilitate the entire road. Smelser asked the other members of the group. I n answer ' t h ( , objections from Smelser and Houck on reconstruction cf a portion of Route 550 instead of rehabilitating it. Cordt A Goldeisen, deputy chief engineer for development said to rehabilitate the section of road east of the Monocacy River bridge would create a "death t r a p " He said that a new road surface without eliminating the other f a u l t s in the road would encourage drivers to travel above a safe speed since the road would appear less dangerous than it really was. | Goldeisen said it is the feeling of professionals that it is better to construct fewer, but safer roads. FAST RESULTS THROUGH NEWS-POST CLASSIFIED ADS "Sold It To The First Person That Called The First Day" For Sale--Frigidaire stove and re frigprator, $100 for both Good cond Phone x x x x x x x "Sold The First Day" For Sale-- WS International Scout. 4 wheel dr.vf, low mileage, verv pool condition, $750 Call x x ~ x x x x Frederick CAIX 6«2-ll77 From Montgomery County Dial 948-5145 MONDAY THRt FRIDAY 8 A. M. To 5 P. M. Saturday, 0 A. M. To 2 P. M. Storm Heads Landward, Gains Force MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- Hurricane Beulah, already blamed for eight deaths, hurled winds up to 85 miles an hour across ine eastern Caribbean today 01 a course forecasters said could take it dangerously close to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Is- 'ands. Tiie National Hurricane Center at Miami said the major threat to the islands would come if Beulah shifted direction more , to the north as it moved away from the Lesser Antilles, where heavy flooding caused eight deaths and left 100 families homeless. "Any recurvature could bring fhe hurricane dangerously close and could cause destructive winds," forecasters said. "We don't really anticipate this to happen very quickly. We -hould have time in the morning to see w'.iat it's going to do," forecaster Arnold Sugg said. At midnight EDT Beulah. the . reason's second hurricane, was centered near Latitude 15.3 north, Longitude 64.1 west, or about 1300 miles southeast of Miami and 270 miles southeast of San Juan. It was moving west-northwest at about 11 m.p.h. Gale force winds extended outward for 75 miles. On Martinique, roads were dosed and telephone lines were down as the Caribbean, stirred un bv Beulah's winds, put up to tcree feet of water in some streets in Fort de France. Flooding also was reported in the towns of Saint Esprit, Riviere Pilote and Riviere Salee. High wind and the flood water inflicted heavy damage on the island's banana plantations as Heulah moved by. Beulah developed into a trop- i-a 1 storm Thursday while it was centered less than 100 miles .vest -if Martinique. Torrential rains poured on the island late Thnrsdav and Friday. Forecasters also were watching tropical storm Chioe, still far out at sea, and a tropical depnsion off the Florida east coast for any signs of development. Chloe, with top winds of 50 m.p.h was about 1,700 miles east-northeast of Puerto Rico it midnight EDT, near Latitude 2 5 0 notth and Longitude 10 W ''St. Fire Guts 3 Rail Cars At Brunswick Brunswick firemen said today a fire which gutted two box- oars and a passenger car in the railroad yards there may nave been deliberately set. The Bi unswick fire, confined to t h e three discarded t r a i n cars, was one of two blazes occurring in the county this r. --ninp. A spokesman for the Brunswick fire comoany said the fire broke out about 8 a.m. in one of the box cars. T!ie flames quickly spread to another box car and into an aid passenger car left abandoned in the railroad yard. The cars were a part of an old section of train which was being scrapped. The fireman said the cars were destroyed, but because they were being scrapped, there was no cost estimate of damage. Firefighters were on f.e scene about an hour ind a h a l f . Meanwhile, Walkersville firefighters responded to an alarm ear'v todav at Kelly's Feed Mill at ·"'erssville. A snokesman for the company s*»'r the small blaze began in · r-rinder motor in the feed mill, find was quirklv ^xtineuished. T'ie hla7,e began, a fireman -air! when th*» motor became '·verhoatori Onlv minor damage \ as ·lone to the motor. Strike Impact Widens As Long Walkout Feared HOLD DOWN CONG PRISONER -- A U.S 1st Cavalry Division soldier puts his boot on throat of a Viet Cong prisoner captured Friday near Cong Son, some 300 miles northeast of Saigon, Romney Loses Face AP Wirephoto S^uth Vietnam. The 1st Cavalry soldiers were on Op:ration Persh'.ng. They captured five persons and killed one North Vietnamese soldier. Rocky New Frontrunner WASHINGTON ( A P ) - \ home state' newspaper's suggestion that Michigan Gov. George Romney get out of the way appeared uO project Mew /ork Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller into ths middle of the contest for the 1958 Republican oresidential oomination. In an unprecedented home base blast at a presidential hopeful, The Detroit News said in an editorial to be published Sunday that Romney's "blur. ?nd retreat habit" of dealing with Vietnam and other foieign problems disqualified him from seeking the presidency. Tne News said Rockefeller, who has disclaimed any further prss:- dential ambitions, "knows what he believes and has the capacity to express his convictions" and should be brought into 'he pi ;ure. Romney, who had no advar.cj warning of this blast from a newspaper which has been one of his s.aunchest backers in three successful campaigns f r governor, called the editorial "very amusing." But his aides were not at all amused by this erosion of Michigan support for his as-yet unannounced bid for the l"963 GOP nomination. They said privately, and some members of the Republican National Committee commented publicly, that this was a body blow that Romney's aspirations might not survive. Rockefeller publicly discounted the impact of the editorial He said in a staterren' "I h a v e supported Gov. Romney in the past and I w i l l continue .o suu- ocrt Gov. Romney in the future. I repeat, under no circumstances will I be a candidate." Almost no member of the Republican National Committee, winding up a two-day campaign planning session here today, felt Rockefeller would not make himself available if circumstances seemed to dic^ats this would be the most available way to get a moderate Republican nominee. Edward G. Janeway. Vermont national committeeman, told a reporter: "All of the East is talking about Rockefeller as the candidate." He said there is a great deal of discussion of a ticket made up of Rockefeller and Gov . Ronald Reagan of California The Detroit News editorial was being classed with the c cripps- Howard editorial in U52 which said after the nomination of Dwight D Eisenhower (Continued on Page 5 Legendary 'Cannon BalP Gets New Lease On Life WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- With a "mighty rush of engines" and i "rumble and a roar," the famed old Wabash Cannon Ball w i l l charge down the tracks be- ween Detroit and St. Louis--at If'st for another 12 months. The Interstate Cnmmerc" Commission has ruled that the Norfolk Western Railway, successor to the Wabash. must continue operating th'j "modern comb nation called the Wabash Cannon Ball." The railroad sought to eliminate fie t r a i n , c'aiming it operates at a loss--$161.534 last v jar. The ICC' found, however, that the NW is s u f f i c i e n t l y sound fin a n c i a l l v -- i t made $97 H m i l l i o n lost vear- to afford the loss t h a t mieht result from continued jp- eration of the Cannon Ball, a fairly well patronized train "i he commission suggested the railroad might ?ut down on accommodations .such as parloi and dining cars, and perhap- use one iiesel e n m n e h i - t o a d if t h e present t w o Todav s C a n n o n B a l i p a i n t e d v \ h a t r a i l r . ^ u e r s call "Wabash Hue"- b j a r s l i t t l e resemblance to the o r i g i n a l of t'le n a m e m a d e f a m o u s in a f o l k h a l l a d said to have several v e r s i o n R a i l r o a d h i s t o r i a n s r e c a l l t h e i r i i u n a 1 W a h a s h I ' a n i v n B a l l l i g h t . d bv oil l a m p s a - i ' i l i e a t e I bv p o t - D e l l i e d .stoves ', ,'s Hi- lasted t r a n s p o i t a ' i o ' i ..-- .' i j n bled across t h e p l a i n s b e ' w e e . Chicago a n d K a n s a s C i t \ i n t h e infills B u t t h e n a m e d r . u t i d o u t it o t f i c ' i a l i i i e s a r o u n d t h e i u : i ' t h e c e n t u t ·. .'11 : \\ , - . ! t : ' - i . . 1 1 i ' c i. t i n t .1 !'·."." \ ' ' i '' . ' '·· ! ,'sh R a i h . ' . u i i i ' t i t u t c - , 1 . r C a n n o n B a l l e i . t i n - n e ' . - M , 1 -. Louis r u n The f o l k sun ; i e s c i ibes the old ' ' a . n n o n B a l l I hi 1 - «;u t ; . ' l a n d .'.and- l i n e n one and all d i i i S i n a t i ir ( ' . : n n in B a l i " 'She's '( im he's lo\ ed a m o d e r n DETROIT ( A P ) - T h e impact of a nationwide strike against Ford Motor Co. rippled through three other industries Friday as fear of a long walkout mounted. Three unions publicly declared their support of the 160,000 striking United Auto Workers who walked off the job at midnight Wednesday, halting Ford assembly lines that had just begun to hum with production of 1968 models. A spokesman for the Pennsylvania Railroad said the shutdown had an immediate effect on the railway "and will be felt increasingly the longer it lasts." If the strike extends through September, he said, the railroad w i l l lose more than a million dollars in revenues. Some Ford suppliers already have begun laying off their own workers, and the strike has resulted in an indefinite delay in the introduction of the 1968 Shelby Cobra, a high performance car equipped with Ford V-8 engines. Meanwhile, a top UAW official predicted tha* Ford would not be ready to resume serious bargaining for at least four weeks, vvherf the current eupply -f 1S83 and 1967 models is depleted. Emil Mazey, the union's secretary treasurer, said pressure on the company to end the strike probably would not be felt from Ford dealers until they b?- gin running out of cars. Subcommittees were to meet Monday in an attempt to reach agreement for a resumption of negotiations. If the strike is prolonged--and some industry observers have predicted it might last until Christmas--thousands of n ther workers in supplier plants w o u l d be laid off. The first effects of the strike w i l l hit Ford's Canadian opera- hen Monday. Ford Motor Co. of Canada announced it will lay off 425 of l.oOi) employes at its Oakville, nnt . plant. Ford has about 9.500 w o r k e r s in Oakville. Windsor and N i a g a r a Falls in Canada. In 1 n i i a d e l p h i a , some 1,000 w otkers already have been noti- lied cf planned lay of is at the Budd Co . which produces tools, dies and body stampings for Ford The Dana Corp. said about half of its 1,600 workers in t w o M i c h i g a n plants, which b u i l d auto frames, would be dismissed . . ' ' : - o f anothei l . i ' O ) workers w e i e i m p e r i l e d at two Raybes- t i s - M a n h a t t a n plants in Pas- sai" N J . where Ford trans- m i s s i o n parts are produced 'M, i .1 spokesman for the A l u " m u n ( ' o m p a n v . i f A m e r i c a - i i h e i e w o u k l be a f a i r l in i · · ( i u . e e l l e c t because the f' n l is a s u b s t a n t i a l buver of I , e m i s s i o n castings and sheet \ t h e economic i m p a c ' of the A . i l k n i t hetan t o spread a n d t h e I \ \ v du^! i n for the long h a u l , .'i ) . edL'e of support came from l v e i ' K i a i ' . e i s of t h e U n i t e d Steelworkers of America in Pittsburgh. Expressions of support also came from the Transport Workers Union and the Patternmak- ers League of North America. Strike benefits ranging from $20 a week for single workers to S30 a week for a family man will be paid to the Ford workers starting at the end of next week. V $67 million strike fund-which would underwrite the walkout for about 18 weeks--is expected to be bolstered by a $1 a week increase in dues for UAW members still working at General Motors, Chrysler and American Motors. Dues currently are $5 a month. Predictions of a long strike were based in part on the fact tha t Ford and the UAW negotiators apparently made little progress in eight weeks at the bargaining table. The union has demanded substantial wage increase for all workers, an extra pay boost for skilled tradesmen, a guaranteed annual income, wage parity for Canadian workers, higher pensions and improved working conditions. It put no price tag on the package. Bombers Strike North Vietnam SAIGON (AP) -- U.S. B52 bombers aimed tons of explosives today at North Vietnamese guns threatening the South, after fighter- bombers dodged heavy defenses and flaw within 20 miles of Red China to blast a jammed rail yard. Three waves of the eight- engine B52s struck artillery and rocket launchers in the demilitarized zone to prevent them from harassing U.S. Marines in northern South Vietnam, already busy chasing reinforced Red troops. The B52s also made one of their infrequent raids north of the zone Friday night to attack the Communist gun positions. The big planes generally stay away from North Vietnam to avoid Red surface- to-air missiles. Despite the B52 raids. Communist rockets hit the sandbagged Marine outposts at Con Thien just below the DMZ and wounded 40 Marines. Some sharp ground fighting continued in northern c outh Vietnam, where allied forces are trying to keep the enemy oft balance and foil whatever strategy the Reds have for their built-up forces in the area. South Vietnamese troopers sweeping in Quang Ngai Province, the southern boundarv of the threatened five-province northern zone, reported five running fights with a fast- moving guerrilla force They said the Communists left 40 dead. They also reported cap- iuring 17 wounded guerrillas and 27 weapons. In the air raids far above the DMZ, the U.S. Command said, American pilots encountered Soviet-built missiles, heavy antiaircraft fire and Communist MIG fighters. The MIGs fled when Air Force jets challenged them. Despite the heavy fire, no losses were reported. But in South Vietnam, Communist ground fire brought down a Marine F4 Phantom, the 204th announced combat plane loss over the South. The two fliers aboard parachuted and were picked up safe in the Tonkin Gulf. The deepest air blow into North Vietnam hit the Lang Dang railyard. 20 miles below the Chinese border and on the northeast rail line which is Hanoi's main artery to Red China. Pilots said at least 50 boxcars were in the yard and their bombs and rockets dotted the target zone with secondary explosions and fires. Pile's flying cover for the bombers reported at least eight M I G l / s banking in wide arcs and looking for an opening to get at the U.S. raiders. The MIGs turned away when \ir Force jets attempted to close in n them. Who's Four Choice? Miss America Due Tonight ATLANTIC CITY. N..J. ( A P ) -- A dream comes true tonight f i r the young woman who will bu crowned Miss America of 1968 Along with the fame and glamor, the title is worth an estimated $100,000 in personal fees and scholarships during her vear-long reign. The crowning climaxes three days of pre'iminary competition which ended Friday night with a premod student from Idaho and a baton twirler from Florida sharing the honors Miss Idiho, Kristine Phillips, * green-eyed blonde, premedical student at the University "f Utah, won the swim suit division with her 36-22-'6 figure She :tands 5-foot-7 and weighs l l f i pounds With tears welling in her eves from the excitement of victory. Kristine said she w a n t s to f i n d a cure for a major cause of b l i n d ness. "I want to do research on how to fuse a several optic tier. ,· hack together." she explained The 19-vear-old sophomore, who's father is an optometns said she became interested in blindness 10 years ago w h e n .1 girlfriend lost her sighl in an ac ci lent. K r i s t i n e is the d a u g h t e r of l)r and Mrs Robert Phillips of Ru pert. Idaho. Miss Florida. D a w n ( ' a s h w e ' l who kept her stage composure after she dropped nor baton at the height of her a c t , went on to victory in the talent round "I couldn't believe tho act v as going so smoothly." she r v claimed with a smile " ut then I couldn't behove th^ baton slippod out of m hand " Dressed i t . m i d n i g h t blue vel ' et ; m i l l s she lanced and t w i r l e d t h e l i a l n r i t o t h e L a t i n t u n e "Blue Tantjo " The 7.600 s p e c t a t o r s in C o n v e n t i o n Hall . a \ r the 22 \ e a r - o l d brunette a i o u s i n g ov .ition D a w n a j u n u . r at the I'mvor- · i t \ of \V est K ' o i ida is the . ' . m i i h t e - ol Mr and Mrs B T 1 . i s l i A e l l if Pensarola Her fa- tic r is a l e t i r e d Navy pilot. Kai'hei t a l e n t rounds were · i n I n \ l a r \ L \ n n Haglund, M i s s I n d i a n a and M a r i l y n Coi o / / a . Miss Rhode I s l a n d . Swim · n i t w i n n e r s were Sharon A n n K v ; m s Miss -\rkansas. and Debra Barnes. Miss Kansas Based m points scored 'luring t h e p r e l i m i n a r i e s t e n girls w i l l lio selected for tho semifmil 'f hen the f i n a l process of ohmi- i . a l m n hf'.'ins u n t i l a new Miss i r i is namod to surcood Anno I ^ v r o r of Oklahoma \M\ T H I R D t R K U M | \ \ K Y P \ G K \ N T ( OMPKTITION " -Kr stme Phillips d e f t ) Miss Idaho; a - d Dawn Cashwell, Miss Fionda pose with their trophies ath-r w i n n i n g third preliminary roimd of swim suit and divisio -s respectively in Miss · V m e i i o a compet'ticn n A t l a n t i c City New Miss A m o : i c « 1968 will b'^ crowned at rlos x of t"n 2ht'; MEWSPAPEJRl

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