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Weather Forecut Mostly sunny and cool today and tomorrow. Highs in the up- oer 50s and low OOs today. Highs in the 60s tomorrow. Clear and cool lows 35 to 45 tonight. VOL. 84--NO. 278 Matchbook Collector Doesn't Smoke, But Selerts Ry (lovers Page 6 Prtis Run Today I News--11,000 I Post--11,500 Total- 24,500 F R E D E R I C K , MI)., M O N D A Y , SEPTEMBER 11, 1967 TWO SECTIONS P A / M . C F I R S T I A v i !'.:· SECTION 5c SINGLE COPY W E E K L Y BY C A R R I E * Judge Asks Crackdown On Street Crimes Chief Judge Patrick M. Schnauffer today called for a halt to assaults and robberies on public streets and u r g e d members of the September Grand Jury to make full and complete consideration of such cases. In delivering his charge at the September term of court. Judge Schnauffer also urged the public's cooperation in curbing such crimes by staying off the streets at late hours of the night and early morning in sections of the city where this type of crime could easily occur. Norman S. Remsberg, a retired farmer from Jefferson, was named foreman of the jury. Remsberg, a life-long resident of Jefferson, has served on the grand jury twice before. Judge Schnauffer also presented once again a suggestion of an additional courtroom for Frederick County to speed up trials and cut down on the backlog of cases. The expanded court facility 'was also suggested at the February session. The judge told the jurors they have a double duty of seeing that any person properly charged with the commission of a crime is indicted and brought to trial, but that no person is subject to prosecution as a result of envy, hatred, malice, ill will or public clamor. i The jurors immediately retired to the jury room to begin deliberations. ! In addition to hearing crim- [ inal charges, the jurors will, later in the week, tour the county jail and inspect Monte! vue Home. | Others selected for the grand ! jury were Russell S. Wachter, , Ray L, Martin, Lawrence Brightful, George I. Smith, Har-' ry C. Staley, Edith D. Klein, Doris N. Main, Gladys 1 W. Mathews, Murray Etzler, Charles R. Etzler, Susan C. Moorehead, Leah C. Haines, | Bernard F. Cook, Frances Fox i Charlotte M. Eyster, Harry A. ' Zentz, Ruth E. Steiner, Charles F. Mills, Stanley J. Meadows, i Beatrice Mae Shuff, Herbert S. Damazo and Grover R. Ponton. The petit jury, which also was named today, will hear its first case on Sept. 19. Cpl. Terry Lee Ecker Killed In Viet Action Hurricane Beulah Hits Dominican Republic North VietS Thieu Wants U.S. To Do Battled To Fighting, Viets To Pacify Standstill A 22-year-old Marine Corporal who formerly resided in Frederick was killed Aug. 28 in Vietnam just tw 0 days before he was scheduled to return to the United States. Cpl. Terry Lee Ecker, grandson of Mrs. Nancy C. Ecker, Lee Place.died from multiple wounds received during an enemy rocket attack on the sleeping area where he was stationed near DaNang. Cpl. Ecker was scheduled to return to California on Aug. 30 and was due his discharge from the Marines on Sept. 9. Born in Baltimore the son of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Ecker, Pasadena, he enlisted in the Marines in 1963 after graduating from Baltimore City College He completed basic training at Parris Island, S.C., and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., before going to Vietnam one year ago. He was assigned to Maintenance Co. 68, Heavy Equipment Engineers. His father and mother said their son wrote frequently about his service in Vietnam saying he knew he was there to do a (Continued on Page 5 ) AP Wirpphoro MISS AMERICA'S FIRST VISIT TO THE BIG CITY -- Miss America of 1968, Debra Dene Barnes, talks to reporters in the lobby of a New York hotel after her arrival with members of her court from Atlantic City, N J.. yesterday. Miss Barnes, from Moran, Kan._ said it was her first visit to New York. See story on page 24. Baptist College Trustees Vote To Move Ahead Ungraded School Experiment To Be Expanded In County By STAN GOLDBERG Staff Writer At least three Frederick Coun ty elementary schools and possibly more will soon use the ungraded system initiated at Brunswick Elementary in 1965. Lee L. Smith, who initiated it at Brunswick, but is now principal at South Frederick, said he hopes to start it in his school by Christmas. Brunswick will continue to use it, while Myersville plans to start it for the second and third year. Mrs. Charlotte Smith, supervisor of elementary schools, said. Meanwhile Carroll Manor Principal Richard Humphrey said he will have a reading program on the lines of the un- graded system w i t h multiple level groupings. He said that in the future he plans to have the whole thing. Smith plans to start it as soon as he can get the teachers oriented. He said it depends on how fast the staff can learn it on when it will get started. "I have very definitely been pleased with it," he commented. "It i.s the irreversible trend in education. I predict that in 10 years 75 per cent of the elementary schools will be ungrad- ed. The system at Myersville was planned by Oliver R. Crouse Jr., who is now principal a'. Middletown. The next principal, James Hicks, formerly of Sab- ilasville, decided to continue his plans. He said they already have started to get into it. Under the system there are flexible levels instead of the usual six grades. The tradition of skipping or repeating a grade i.s eliminated. Instead the student progresses as he masters the work on each level. There is no time limit with the student picking up where he left off at the start of each school year The student will advance on the recommendation of the teachers after a review by the principal, it is explained. Other areas are also using 'he program. The new elementary school in Germantown will in- tioducc it together with Baltimore County, Baltimore Crty and other Montgomery County schools. Trustees ot the Maryland Baptist College on Saturday voted to continue the plans for development of the college as a private liberal arts institution committed to the principles and beliefs of evangelical Christianity. The trustees met for a daylong session in the reception room of the recently completed chapel to consider the future of the enbryonic school. The meeting was scheduled to discuss the future .status of ihe college after the State Mission Board of the Baptist Convention of Maryland had told the trustees they were unable financially to back the msti t u t i c n , since cost estimates had exceeded anything the convention had anticipated. The State Mission Board, which met July 27, suggested three alternatives to the College Trustees- First, t h a t the Trustees reevaluate the entire anproach of the college and cut back on plans which w o u l d make convention .support f i n a n - cially feasible, second, consider an a f f i l i a t e relationship w i t h the Convention in which the Convention did not own or con- t-ol the school but give support; and third, sever Jie college from the Baptist Convvn- sion m a k i n g it a p r i v a t e Chn.s l i a n lihen-1 arts college The Trustees on Saturd a v elected to go the route of pri- vate college status. In a series ol resolutions which were passed by the trustees, they ccnfirmed": First, that the Analyses and proposals as adopted on May 2'! by the trustees for the college could not be curtailed, Second, that the trustees accepted the Bantist Convention's inability to accept the financial r e q u i r e m e n t s of the college under the Analyses and Proposal, Third, t h a t the status if pri- (Continued on I'age 5 ) Pt. Of Rocks Development Gets Fi(ickin Marines Kill 140 Reds In Six-Hour Battle Despite Being Outnumbered SAIGON (AP) -- Outnumbered four to one, U.S. Marines bat.led nearly 3.000 North Vietnamese to a bloody standstill, killing at least 140, the U.S. Command announced today. Marine casualties were 34 killed and 185 wounded in the six-hour battle just below the demilitarized zone. It was the seventh day of stepped-up mili- cary activity in the northern war zone, and there was no sign of any letup. South Vietnamese troops also were heavily engaged Sunday and today in the northern area. They reported killing 70 Communist troops Sunday, and the Reds replied early today with a coordinated mortar and ground attack on the provincial capital of Hoi An, three district headquarters and five militia outposts. In almost daily fighting since lasl Monday, including several large-scale engagements, the allied commands have reported more than 900 of the enemy killed in the five northern provinces'. Reported U.S. casualties have totaled 149 killed and 567 wounded, nearly all of them Marines. In the skies over North Vietnam, meanwhile, swarms of Navy planes virtually knocked out the Cam Pha port facilities northeast of Haiphong from which the North Vietnamese export coal to Red China and Russia to pay for arms. Until the raid Sunday, the port, which was used by Russian coaling ships, had been on the Pentagon's list of restricted targets. Striking deep into North Vietnam. Air Force planes ran into MIGl7s and one Communist jet was pr j'oably downed by an F10.1 Thunderchief pilot who said it flipped over and disappeared after his cannon fire had ripped into its wing. Marine forces today were sweeping the bloody field 4 ' · miles, south of the demilitarized zone where they hit the North Vietnamese regiment Sunday n i ' h t . NEW YORK ( A P ) -- American troops should handle most of the heavy fighting in Vietnam, says South Vietnam's President-elect Nguyen Van Thieu, and South Vietnamese forces will pacify the countryside. Thieu also said he would ask Hanoi to open peace negotiations and would suggest a pause in U.S. bombing of North Vietnam if Hanoi responded to the peace feeler. He made the statements on the NBC radio- television program "Meet the Press" which was recorded in Saigon Friday. He won the presidency in the Sept. 3 elections. On the CBS radio-television show "Face the Nation" U.S. Ambassador to Saigon Ellsworth Bunker said he saw a possibility of negotiations in the Vietnam war before next year's U.S. presidential election. Although declining to predict when the war might end, Bunker said: "I think we are now beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel." On the roles of U.S. arid South Vietnamese troops in the war, Lt. Gen. Thieu said: "I believe that it is a mistake saying that only American troops are fighting the war and the Vietnamese troops are doing less. We have two missions. I believe it is better to give the American troops more of the mission of heavy fighting and more to the Vietnamese troops the mission of pacification." Pacification is the work of guarding villages under government control while workers for the government's "revolutionary development" program try ( to win the villagers' allegiance to the Saigon government. U.S. troops in recent years have taken over the brunt of the fighting but South Vietnamese forces also have failed repeated-1 ly to give the necessary protec-' tion to the pacification teams. Thieu has said he expects to be inaugurated about Oct. 1 and that his peace offerings to North ' Vietnam would ba made 7 to 10 days afterward. , Maryland Con-Con Session Ready For Tuesday Opening ANNAPOLIS (AP) -- Delegates to Maryland's first Constitutional Convention in 100 years will gather Tuesday in the House of Delegates chamber to begin the arduous task of replacing the state's archaic and much-amended document. Delegates have until Jan. 12, 1968 to complete their work and submit the draft to the voters the following May 14. The refer- e n d u m voters would either accept or reject the document. If the new constitution were to le accepted, the document would go into effect in July, 1968. If the delegates work smoothly, a Dec. 12 cut off date would end their work, unless a ma- iority voted to extend the meeting beyond its third month Delegates will be naid a $2,000 salary, nlus $25 per day in ex- nenses. In a move aimed at preventing undue absenteeism, delegates w i l l be docked $15 per dav, plus forfeiture of that ·lav's expenses for each day absent. The new constitution is expected to cost the t a x p a y e r $2,905.000 The existing document -- ··vhien is five times longer than the federal const,tut ion and well- But Not George Lynda Bird To Wed WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- A White House wedding in early December is planned for Lynda Bird Johnson and Marine C'apt. Charles S. Robb, who met the President's daughter in the line of duty. Smiling, holding hands, the young couple flew back from Texas Sunday night aboard the presidential jet plane after President and Mrs. Johnson announced their engagement from the LBJ ranch Lynda, 23, the Johnsons' older daughter, showed off her sparkling diamond engagement rinp, but ignored photographers' requests to kiss her 28-year-old fiance, a tall, slender, dark- haired young man from Milwaukee, Wis. The surprise announcement of Lynda's engagement ended continued speculation over the romantic interest of the president's daughter. She had numerous beaus through the years and broke an engagement to a young Navy lieutenant three years ago. Until Robb came along, Lynda had been dating Hollywood actor George Hamilton more than anyone else. A few weeks apo, though, Hamilton declared "marriage is not in the immediate future." Robb, who plans to make the Marines his career and is sched- uled to go to Vietnam in February, first met I-ynda a l i t t l e more than a year ago w h e n he was assigned to the W h i ' e House as a m i l i t a r y social aide .She called on him to make a f o u r t h at bridge for a t h i r d floor- solarium card game. They didn't star, d a t i n g ste.ui ily. though, u n t i l the past four months. There w-as excitement and happiness in the Johnson f a m i l y over Lynda's news, and her vounger sister. Luci. 2», now Mrs Patrick J Nugnnt and mother of an 11-week son. shared it. In Milwaukee Robh's parents (Continued on Pago S Two m i l l i o n dollars in f i n i i n - c int; ha* been approved for the ir.ital M.age of a .!.ll(H) home dev e l o p m e n t at Point Of Rocks The i i n a n c m t ! was granted to Point ! Hocks K s t a . e s to cover t h e c o n s t r u c t i o n of the first 1'Ki homes Peoples Bond a n d M o n t a g e Company of Phila- d e l p h i a Pa . and B r o k e i s Mort- ''a£!e Service r )f ( a m d e n . N J . nii'iuiu ed ;he f i n a n c i n g R a l p h Y a r n . c k . b u i l d e r f o r !he d e v e l o p m e n t , said i i i . i M r u c i o n w i l l s t a r t i m m e d i a t e l y . P r e s e n t h a n l v ".S u n i t s -ov- ··rmsJ! 2 1 4 acres h a v e been approved hv t h e Frederick C o u n t y P l a n n i n g and Zoning Cominis-10!, The development borders I' S 13 in the south and ?x' 'lids n o r t h and west to Point i,t Rocks Road Y a r n i c k said he "ventually hopes to build 3,000 or m o r e homos plus t o w n houses and a p a r t m e n t s . The development vvill also f e a t u r e a shopping ( ( l i t e r , recreation center and i t s own w a t e r and sewer sv.stom ; he sewor svstcm is already i n s t a l l e d Prices of the homes w i l l he SIH.riOO to $22,500 ' N o r m a l l v . comparable new iiomes in t h i s area are Priced s v e i . i l t h o u s a n d d o l l a r s h i g h e r " Y a r m c k said There is -i need for lower cost housing in this area for m a n v persons employed hv ncarbv i n d u s t r y " Models at Point of Rocks will include ranchers, split levels and two-story co'onials There will ho fivo basic floor p l a n s ;md ifi various front Novations to choose f r o m Lots range in '.70 from one j n a r t o r to one- half acre. RFK Plans Legislation To Reulate Ciarettes larded with local-interest provisions -- even includes such mi- r.utia as a careful outline of the boundary of Wicomico County. H. Vernon Eney, who headed I he Constitutional Convention Commission that was the predecessor to the convention, will be president of the convention. Convention delegates, who have been organized into com- nittees, will conduct their work i:i full, five-day work weeks. Among the suggestions likely to create debate are proposals to : --Make the offices of comptroller and attorney general clectiv3. --Establish a streamlined, lour-level court system with election of judges and 'ibohtion ol the orphans' courts that no»v handle most probate matters -often under the jurisdiction of nonlavvyers - Authority for the Legislature to set t h e i r own salaries, 'is v,ell as the governor's, comptroller's and other high o f f i c i a l s 1 hose pav now is set by the · on.stitutron The commission includes a r e m a r k a b l y varied cross section cf distinguished educators, poli- t i c a l t i g u r o s . business men at- lornevs and civic leaders In order to i n s u r e t h a t the con- ··'it i l l i c i t ) reads .smooth 1 v and has ·i readable c n n l i n u i t v not hogged d o w n w i t h leualese. t h e r e is a c o m m i t ' e o Hi s t v l e w h i c h w i l l \ a t c h o v e r ench p o r t i o n ' i t t h e - ' i . t a x and -t m a n t l e s of the 125 MPH Winds Rake Island Cuba Threatened By Killer Storm; Doria Churns Off Virginia Coast MIAMI, Fla. l A P ) -- Hurricane Beulah struck the Barahona Peninsula of the Dominican Republic with 125 miles an hour "-·inds today and threatened eastern Cuba. Beulahi already had left 16 dead in the eastern Caribbean and a report from Barahona said 1,000 were homeless there. This morning Beulah was about 90 miles southeast of Port Au Prince, Haiti, and just off the eastern edge of Barahona Peninsula, some 830 miles southeast of Miami. The thundering storm skirted Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic's coastal capital, with its most intense winds which raged to more than 125 miles an hour. But gale force winds and I.eavy rains hit Santo Domingo Sunday night as they did parts i. f Puerto Rico earlier Sunday. Danger sti'l remained for the Dominican Republic's Barahona Peninsula. The forecast called for Beulah to go inland on the peninsula to the southwest of Santo Domingo and cross the country into Haiti which shares the island of Hispaniola. Hurricane Flora tore through Haiti--an economically poor Negro nation--in October of 1963 on its way to Cuba. Flora was blamed with killing 6,000 persons. A hurricane watch was posted lor Cuba early today. "It poses a threat to southeast e r n Cuba if it continues on its lorecast track," said Joseph Pellissier, a forecaster in the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Meanwhile, Hurricane Doria ,-hurned along the East Coast of the United States on a course expected to take her 250 miles epst of the V i r g i n i a Canes. Hurricane Chloe swirled across the \ t l a n t i c more t h a n 1.000 miles oast-southeast of Bermuda still 'lavs from land, and in the Pa- f i f i c tropical storm Lilv brought forecasts of rain and high winds for Southern California and Mexico's state of Baja Califor- n i a Beulah dealt Puerto Rico's s.-'t'th and west coasts punishing M a n s - t a k i n g one l i f e and smashing a t least, a dozen ' nrm's - before c h a r g i n g across t r t Caribbean t o w a r d the Dom i n i c a n Repubhc The deatn w a s the 16th attrib- i'ed to B e u l a h The "arlier 15 d r . i t h s w e n - on St Vincent and M a r t i n i q u e Islands N K W \ u R K i A P i Son. Robert F. Kennedy. l - \ Y , said today he w i l l introduce three bills to r e g u l a t e t h e ciL'aretto/ ml u ^ . r v because, he said it is ( H - d d l i m * a dcadlv weap.m" ' J . r o i i L ' h w h a t he called a largely i n e t l e c t i v e s e l f - r e g u l a t i o n code I l l s promise to i n t r o d u c e the b i l l s in t h e S - n a t o Tuosdav w a s coupled w i t h a d e c l a r a t i o n t h a t c i g a r e t t e companies are "dealing in people's l i v e s for f i n a n - c i a l t^am Kennedy made the announcement in a speech prepared for the threo-day World Conference on Smoking and Health w h i c h opened 'oday He said, "Cigarettes would h a \ e :-on banned years ago w e r e i t not for the t r e m e n d o u s economic power of t h e i r producers." Two ol his b i l l s , he said, are aimed at c o u n t e r i n g some of the effects of a d v e r t i s i n g by the cig- a r e t t e o m p a m e s w h i c h he said costs alm,)s; · i :;(K m i l l i o n a y e a r T h e f u s t w o u l d eVcnd t h e Stork M a r k « t NKW YORK A P The stock imrke, advanced rnoficMtely in f a i r l y ac'ive t r a i l i n g early to- ri ay ·\mong ' n d i v i d u a i stocks ad vanros ox eoded dor lines by about 5 to 1 19('i." l a w . so t h a t all adv ert i s i n u w o u l d h a v e to c a r r y the mi"sage " W a r n i n g : C i g a r e t t e Srnokrig i.s Dangerous to H e a l t h a n d M a \ Cause U e a t h f r o i i . Ca.'H'c: and e t h e r Idsease 1 Tin Fedei al ' o m t r m n i c a t i o i i s Commission w o u l d h a v e t h e power under the second b i l l to refill:.,· t n e Mines ant! t \ ; e s t b i o a d e a s t p r o g r a m s o n w h i c h c i g a r e t t e a d v e r t i s i n g m a y a p pear, as w e l l as the o v e r - a l l v o l - ume o! cigarette- a d v e i t i s i n g T h e t h i r d b i l l w o u l d e s t a b l i s h a .sliding f e d e r a l tax on c i g a - rettes to replace the present fla'. S pr I ,UX to encourage t h e pnxluction of cigarettes w i t h les.-, tar and nu otme The tobacco i n d u s t r y contends there 1 is no s c i e n t i f i c proof of a l i n k between smoking and cancer Dr K Cuyler H a m m o n d , a vice president of the A m e r i c a n Cancer Society, said in a prepared conference speech that s m o k i n g c i g a r e t t e s s h o r t e n s the l i f e span K m u c h as eight years for the two-paok-a-day man who is now v e a i s old H a m m o n d , a medical s t a t i s t i - c i a n , said t h a t a 2Vyear-old American male who smokes two packs a day or more has an av erapo t i f f expoc'anoy of fif .1 vears He said the a v e r a g e h f t , m e would bo 7 ( f i v r a r s for the s*mo y o u n g man if he never smoked regularly OOMIMfCAAT MfUit/C STORMS o\ IMF. M:\ K -- Map Watos 1. imeanes Beulah and Dona t h r a s h i n g about the Caribbean and A t l a n t i c respect v e h todav Kei.lah -tm.-k the !Vimmion K - p u b l i c and threaten d e a s t e r n C u t u w h r l « Dona churned .ilong the east coast of the ' S on a c nirse e\p cteii '» t i k e he! 250 ni'.les f a s t of the V i r g i n i a rape-- ·1WSPAPERI

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