The News from Frederick, Maryland on September 9, 1967 · Page 4
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The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 4

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1MJ Publi»lM4 Evtry tvtninj Exctpf Sunday by tlw CHEAT SOUTHERN PTC * MFC. CO. It North Court Slr»»l Plwnt MM 17? Frederick, Md. 11701 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Singl* copy $ cent*. By m»il, payable in advinct: On* month, »I.2S, Thrct months, M.SO; fix months, M SO. ore e*r, J1J.OO. By carrier: 30 cent* per week, $1.M per month, ilS.M per year. Member Audit Bureau Of Circulations Member Cf Associated Press Tn* Astoclated Press is entitled to the use lor republicatio.i of all tht local n«»» orlnted in this newspaper as we I as all AP news dispatches Second Class Postage Paid at Frederick, Md. I THE NEWS. Frederick, Maryland Saturday, September 9, 1967 Legislative Backlash When 59 Republican freshmen replaced as many Democrats in the House of Representatives ii' January, they created a legislative backlash that brought ft marked shift to the right in both houses of Congress. Should Ue treno continue in the election next year, the effect may be felt both in the control of Congress and even in the election of the President. For these freshmen Congressmen were the first result of a philosophic swing in the electorate that has just come to light. If they mirror the desire of their constituents, they mean that the country is turning away from the liberal philosophy introduced by Woodrow WIson and expanded by Frankln D. Roosevelt and his successors; and is wondering if it should take a breather to consolidate some of its gains before embarking on new adventures. These thoughts are based on the rating given members of the Congress by the organization called Americans for Constitutional Action, which was founded in 1958 to promote the election of constitutional conservatives to Congress. ACA found the House took a conservative stand on 48.4 per cent of the legislation before it this year a rise from 43.8 ;er cent the year before. The Senate, where the change in membership was not so marked look a conservative stand 45.2 per cent of the time as against 11.6 per cent last year. House members were rated on their votes against increasing the debt limit, rent subsidies, food stamps, the Teach- ..r Corps, aid to elementary and secondary schools and other administration programs. Senate ratings were based in opposition to a consular treaty with the Soviet Union, to continuation (l the Appalachian regional development program, to an in- v.rease in the debt limit and several other issues. In a sense, ACA is the opposite to Americans for Democra- l ; c Action, which usually rates .nenvjers of Congress for their liberal votes. That rating, when :t comes, will still show an edge i:.« tiie liberals, but eroded from recent years. These ratings reject the current struggle in '. ongress and the one ahead in i.ext year's campaign. If it is an accurate mirror, then the aiection should be one of the closest in years, a duplicate the Kennedy-Nixon fight of Schools Must Open In Michigan, teacher strikes in 34 cities delayed school programs for 513,000 students, one- fourth of the state's total public school children. In New York city, i.l million public school pupils face the prospect of no school opening because the teachers threatened mass resignations to evade a new state law prohibiting strikes by public em- i.loyes. In both states, the dispute was over salary and school administration. In New York, Negro teachers, through a separate union, announced they would not respect a resignation order because their pupils needed to have the schools opened. Par- ents also prepared to take vacated places at schools. Here is the type of labor dispute that should not be allowed to reach such a stage. Machinery should be set up to give (he teachers the fairest salary and other prerequisites possible, so hng as the sc'.ioa's open. For i'ie schools must open, and children must be taught. That ^remise should not be negoti- '.'jle. A!! else should and can be -titled by arbitration. Children are not cars or steel f-ars to be mass produced. The schools produce h u m a n beings v.ho will lead this country in a few years. They must be molded in an atmosphere that will make t h em into good 'eaders. BERRY'S WORLD 1967 by N f A , Inc Someday we'll ha able fo tell our grandchildren we rcffrnber when pcoiilc ued to soy 'e*trcmi\t; are a f/'njr minority'! ' II Hope You Have More Luck Than I Did! Joe Eisenhauer's Notebook I pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do . . . . let me do it now. For I shall not pass this way again. Community Concert Story THE FREDERICK Community Concert Association has spelled out the way to put a community project in the "all f o" bracket. Basic ingredients call for: Officers and directors vho are geared to spearhead the promotion and who do not understand such talk as "it can't be done." A hundred or more volunteer workers with the conviction that they live in the best town in the world, and they want to cultural'y enrich it. A sprinkling of enthusiastic business and orofessional people, civic clubs, and city officials, plus a sympathetic press, all lending endorsement and support. The project in point is Comm u n i t y Concerts' annual membership drive originally, sched- I'led to wind - up during the ·.vcek of Seotember n to 16, but which reached its goal well in advance It has sold out its capacity for the past fifteen years. I t has grown from a membership of 603 in 1937 to 1550 in 1967. IH'KSl'ING my nolicy to plug worthwhile civic projects, I asker 1 Mrs. Donald E. Leatherman, heal President of Community Concerts for many years, for a C o m m u n i t y Concerts story. She : andcd me an article syndicat- ( d by the Los Angeles Times entitled "A Hint to the Hinter- l-mds." Art Seidenbaum, the s t a f f w r i t e r , p a i d : "One of the quietest success stories of our l i m e is a piece of musical bus- ness called Community Concerts. No advertising. No public r e l a t i n g fanfare. No mailing to 'Occupant" or every subscriber in the local phone book. But, by way of loyalty and word of mouth. C o m m u n i t y Concerts has member associations in 50 .-fates and Canada numbering noprox'mately one thousand; It feeds gross audiences ( n u m - bers, not taste) in the millions. "Confuse it not w i t h what we rail c o m m u n i t y symphonies ''which are confusing to begin » v i t h . since tho label can mean · n v t h i n r t f'-'-m the snare - time fid''!« ·-« of the )"fl medical as- -,i'ci,itr-n f o a collection of ex- nuisitelv - trained musicians), r o m m i m i t v fonoorts is an idea rra-|v ono . half century old people (instead of pushing the people to tho music). ALL PROS: "This past season, for instance, Mary Costa sang to Glendale. Pianist John Browning played Van Nuys. Ye- hudi Menuhin bowed in Whittier. Leonard Pennario had a night in El Monte. Not all the concerts star names that drop so resoundingly; some are medium weight, some are pretty new to the music game, some are just a few beats above pop. But all are professional' "Yet they appear under Community Concert flags in such romantic places as Antelope Valley College Gym at Lan- ^·r.ster. the Fox Theater in Pomona, the Paccoima Junior High School. They also play the Shrine Auditorium, where Community Concerts fills the 6,700- eat hall. One reason you may have missed Menuhin or Mary Costa is that no seats are sold I he night of the performance. This is subscription - selling on- Iv -- vou buy the season or you stav home with "Hazel" or "Lu- cv " T^° m i n i n i M ~ mimbf- of rrghts for the smaller associations is three rer reason; average is four to five; the big associations, such as Hollywood ffer six evenings. "And what does all this cost the ooor man in the province 0 An incredible season's price of ?8 in almost all cases. In Hollywood that comes to a little more f'.an $1 an even-'ng; and in a three - rig''t t o w n , it's still hard- Iv more than the price of a movie. The more members and s t a t i n g for them, the more concerts for the basic seasonal fee. LOW OVERHEAD: "And how can it haopen. still navin? the piper Low overhead, the old answer! Using school auditoriums with nlush or unnlush seats. ' ack of big ad expenditures As- -c:ciatioas formed and function ing w i t h volunteer staffs, u n paid. An economy flight, set to music! "It began in 1»20 when a Chicago artists- agent found h i m self with a teno- but no established place to go. He offered the unemployed voicj to local community music clubs, promising them a concert package provided they subscribed in advance. It worked, and the idea grew. For basic self-serving reasons -- to find jobs for their musicians -- booking companies started to promote cultural clusters along the route of touring artists. Civic Concerts began in 1921 and still exists in many towns. Community Concerts started in 1928, grew faster and spread across the country. The notion caught on so well that individual local groups flexed their numbers and refused to pick artists solely from the roster of whichever agency started the particular association. And t'day, while Community Concerts is an off - shoot of Columbia Artists, the individual associations can and do select pro- Efams from the whole music iield. ADDED BONUS: "Each year, each association renews itself bv conducting a membership drive. Only after the volunteers have recruited the number of subscribers 10 guarantee the performers' fees, do the concert boards finalize their artist selections. Roughly half the membership is constant, and half is replaced each year. During the annual roundup, a paid representative of the parent agency usually shows up to assist in the campaign. When the performer or artist shows later, he knows that his house, how- f i ver. humble, will be nearly lull. "There is another bonus with membership Since most associations are net at absolute car n c i t v . and not every member attends every concert, they encourage visits -- free -- by members from other areas. It !-· called reciprocity; it means t l i a t with a little driving and Ihri'tv nlanning, a man may v ee a dozen or more concert* f..r th" same *8 Each commu- n i t y association is run non - pro- I l l - the -mcnts take their money out onlv n ?:-:i«ts' fees " IF THIS is all new to some ,*f you it is doubly gratifying to local sponsors and good music lovers to know (via sold-out box ( t f i c e ) that Community Con,-orts are just as welcome and ; npreciated in Frederick as rlsewhere throughout the coun- tv yesterday... Fifty Years Ago Twenty Years Ago Items From The News-Post Files September 9, 1917 THIEVES STRUCK TWICE IN Emmitsburg two nights ago when the Blue Ridge Egg Company was robbed. It was discovered yesterday that 60 gallons el gasoline were stolen the same night from the Hotel Slagle. Law enforcement officers have said that they are a little puzzled as to how such large quan- 'ilies of eggs and gasoline could he stolen. A HORSE AND BUGGY BELONGING to George Reeder, Yellow Springs, was stolen from Market Space about 9 p.m. Saturday. Sheriff Roderick found the horse and cart at about 3 a.m. Sunday and returned them. THIS AFTERNOON COMPANY A departs for its training camp at Anni«ton, Ala. Official word of the departure came late yesterday from Lieutenant Marsh who said that the men would entrain late today. The Home Guard of Frederick will march »'ith the soldiers to the train .station. items F"fm The News-Post File* September 9, 1947 .THE STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC works Tuesday gave the ·state police authority to purchase a plot of ground in Frederick tar $4,000, for a new barracks. Officials here said that a parcel of land at the intersection of Route 40 and Baughman's Lane would probably be the choice of the police for their r.ew station. THE NEW TWO - WAY RADIO apparatus was installed Tuesday on the county engine of the Independent Hose Co. The sys- lem was purchased some time igo and will allow firemen to keep in touch with fire headquarters even when they are at n fire. WITH PREMIUMS INCREASED in most departments, entry I'sts are beginning to fill UD for the 84th Frederick Fair, which will open fo- four days and four nights Tuesday, September 30, it was announced yesterday. According to Fair officials admission this year will be only 50 cents as opposed to the 90 cents charged last year. The Poor Man's Philosopher 'STATUS INFLATUS' By Hal Boyle ' Z t Long, Eden--Hello, Kindergarten:" Advice To a Young Man Starting a New Career By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK ( A P ) -Advice to ·a young man just starting Kindargarten: Knuckle away those tears, Johnny. It's time you set about the t^sk of becoming a man. But no one can blame you for c-rying, son. It's hard to leave Eden forever, and that's what they are making vou do. Going to kindergarten is the most momentous step in a "oung fe'low's career. The golden, carefree hours are past. The Die is cnst. It is sink or swim for you now for the rest of your days. No wonder you feel bewildered, i'orlorn and old--older than you'll feel again for a long, lorg time. Nothing ages a human being faster than a sudden heavy burden of responsibility. All the others in the house except you are secretly amused, aren't thev? They think they remember what childhood is like, hut they don't. They don't know that the unknown pitfalls of kindergarten strike almost as huge ·) terror in your small heart as does the fear of death--the big Kindergarten remaining for f h e m -- i n their hearts. But courage, lad, courage. It's A-ise to be a bit cautious of the Grange and new. Smart angels hang back where fools rush in to tread. Right now ycu're king of the hill, prcbably, in your own lousehold. Now, at the age of f i v e or «ix, you'll find a different situation in kindergarten. There you'll meet a lot of other voung kings and queens, or at ieast crown princes and crown orincesses. You'U have to learn lo share the oeak with them. Learning to share with others will now become the biggest irohlem in your life, a problem "ou'll be Irving to solve as lon« ^°- vou live. Kindergarten is ruled, more T ]p«;c firmly, hv fn awesoTi" iflrtv Vno'vn as the teacher Whether sh" is n kind (*fy\ s'oirv or a Mean Old Witch de- »en'*« to a larop ertent «n von T» i»*t. _ n V n Kar f«M»1 nothing ^he does helps you, she '.vil think of herself as a Mean Old Witch and you as a Fresh Kid or a Spoiled Brat. But if you convince her that she is prettier ihan Elizabeth Taylor and .·marter than Margaret Mead, she will tell everybody that you are a Wonderful Child, almost Too Good to be True. As a r e w a i d , she mav even let ou dust off the blackboard erasers. Yep, k i d , you can't learn too young the Art of Buttering Up Persons of Importance. In later years, vru will find that, in addition to letting you do their vork for them, they wi'l sometimes Day you Cash. There are so many new things Id learn in kindergarten, such as numerals and how to draw animals with four legs. Better concentrate on the numerals. A L'uy who doesn't learn them will ffrow up to be the kind of guy '\ho is cheated by restaurant waiters and grocery clerks and second-hand-car salesmen. Even more important is reading. The letters of the alphabet are mapic because they make \vords, arid words--along with deeds-- win or lose the world. Books ore even better than friends, because books never Hie and leave you. Books will make you feel good and keen von out of trorble. \obodv ever robbed o bank while reading a good book. One more thing, Johnny. One f the big things a young man must learn in kindergarten is How to Get Along with Women. Some of the little girls in vour class may want to nut thpir arms around vou and hue and kiss vou Don't slus» them in the nose-tha» is unmanly as well as uncouth. Submit to them with as good prace as you can muster. If ihere is a prettv, red-haired girl rimonT them, Johnnv, you nvght even kiss her hack. And she is fhe one vou will never forget. No, never, never, never, never, never. Tears ali dry, Johnny** Okav. hov. let's po So long, Eden -Hel : o. k'"ndergart«n. There's always -oom in the worH for one more good man. iNEWSPA'FERr .NEWSPAPER!

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