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Frederick, Maryland
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Wednesday, June 10, 1970
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THE NEWS, Frederick, Bfaiylaad P*ff*C-17 An Historic Frederick Business Hendrickson s History Related About 1890--News Left Hendrfckson's Right. A Good Scout At Times kn't Very Well Liked PKUDHOE BAY, Alaska (AP) - A good scout is loyal, always tells the truth, never bribes competitors or bugs their offices. J. Norman Shear is a good scout One of the best '*Do you want to know the highest tribute ever paid me as a scout?" Shear said. His warm blue eyes twinkled. "It's right here in this restraining order. You see, I was scouting a Gulf well last March and they said I was engaged in ·unlawful appropriation of property.' We agreed to quit landing our helicopter on their lease. Well, the manager of Gulf said our scouting was being done by ... let me find his exact words in this court order . .. being done by ..". here it is: ... 'Em- ployes who have the necessary expertise to merely watch the phase of operations and thereby derive geological and other information of tremendous financial value*." Some might consider "scout" to be a euphemism for the more descriptive term "industrial spy." But to hear Norm Shear, in bis soft, friendly, Texas drawl, discuss the art as practiced by the nation's big oil companies, it seems no more sinister than cooking out Shear, a lean and lanky 44- year-old father of four, is senior district scout for Atlantic Richfield Co., the firm that together with Humble Oil Refining Co. drilled the discovery well here on the edge of the Arctic Ocean opening tip fite North American continent's richest oil field. "Untilthatdiscovery in 1968," Shear said, "scouting was a dying profession. In the lower 48 states oil exploratic i is in decline. Scouts need a frontier. Only six companies acknowledge having scouts in Alaska just now, but right before the state's big sale last September of $90Q-million worth of oil leases, as many as 16 scouts were prowling the tundra with binoculars. "Helicopter traffic got so thick around one rig," Shear said, "they asked us all to radio in when we approached." Rival scouts are often the best of friends; in fact members of the same fraternity, the International Oil Scouts Association, organized in 1924. -Its current active membership is about 450. Shear is one of the group's better known members. Shear spent 10 years in Atlantic Kichfield's geophysical section and has been a scout the past 13 years. He worked in his native Texas and in Saudi Arabia before coining to Alaska in 1964, the first scout on the North Slope. And he can indeed, as the court order stated, learn a great deal about an oil well simply by observing what's going on. "I can tell by counting drill pipe how deep a well is at that moment" Shear said. "That's elementary. I can also watch the penetration rate of the drill and tell what rock formation it's in. The rate will vary from, say, 12 feet an hour to 200 feet an hour. Or I can study the coloration of the refuse in the pit" To study the progress of the Gulf well, about which all the fuss blew up, Shear landed his helicopter 200 yards from the rig and watched. The court order banned him from Gulfs property and now he has to land a mile away and use a telescope. "It does an excellent job," he said, "unless there's blowing snow. Arctic weather is a constant problem for scouts." Why so much interest in that one well? "Gulf paid $90 million for six lease, blocks around that well. All the surrounding blocks will undoubtedly be up for sale soon. My company will .want to know whether to buy adjacent leases. '.'There are a number of companies scouting that well," he said. "We trade the information weget on it -- some of the information. "That's the way we work. For instance, I have a buddy at Shell. If I have some information he needs and it wont hurt my company, I give it to him. He might not have anything to give me in return, but some day he might "I must grudgingly admit though, that not all scouts operate that way. Pve had all kinds of offers under the table to sell out my company." By MONICA MAIN Staff Writer John D. Hendrickson, former employe of Simon and W. Irving Parsons dry goods store, which was located in the second block of North Market Street next to "Smith's Temple of Fancy," decided to purchase the business of his former employer in the year 1877. Soon after, the young man moved his business across the street to the site of today's J. C. Penney's store. In 1888, construction was completed on a project built by the Mutual Insurance Company. This building is the present site of Hendrickson's. However, in 1888, Hendrickson was not the sole tenant of the three-floor office building. It occupied only the south section of the first floor. Mutual Insurance Company claimed the north side of the first floor while the Frederick News noisely pounded out the news of the day on the second and third floors. Rumors report that the goods in the Hendrickson store would nearly rattle off the shelves when the presses began to roll. Things became "more calm" when the Frederick News moved to its former Court Street location in 1917. Hendrickson's shared the building with the Mutual Insurance Company until 1924, when the insurance company moved, leaving the entire building for Hendrickson's expansion. R. Ames Hendrickson joined his father as an employe in 1909. During these early days, Hen. drickson's dealt mainly with 'piece goods." They carried "fancy dress wear," mourning goods, and a large assortment of linens. Another favorite, but expensive item, was imported fabrics. Ladies swooned over the cashmir and paisley shaws that adorned the headless bodies of manikins. " Many people were "seasonal shoppers," particularly country residents. Shopping was done one day per season. The shopping jaunt to Frederick was an exciting trip for those who traveled via horse and buggy. Bills were forwarded in January and July. The Hendrickson store still Artist Enjoys Isolated Life RED WING, Minn. (AP) Artist Charles Biederman likes living an isolated life in rural Minnesota, far removed from such urban art centers as Paris, London and New York. "Pm glad to be out of that chaos," Biederman says. "I couldn't exist or produce the kind of work I do in the urban environment. . . it's inhuman." The weathered, 63-year-old artist who introduced the term "structurism" in 1952 to describe his works, said everything that is going on in art in America today is chaotic. "I call it visual pollution. It's harmful, harmful to the human being," said Biederman, widely known in art circles for his Terps Playing 6 Home Games COLLEGE PARK -- Director of Athletics Jim Kehoe has announced that tickets for the University of Maryland 1970 six game home football schedule will go on sale at the Cole Field House ticket office Wednesday, June 10, at 9 a.m. Both season and single game tickets are available to the public with choice season tickets available at $36.00 and single game tickets at $6.00. Tickets may be ordered by mail from the University of Maryland Office, Box 295, College Park, Maryland 20740, with a 50 cent service charge on all mailorders. The six game home schedule includes three bowl teams from the 1969 season in Penn State, South Carolina and West Virginia. The Terps open the season at home against Villanova on September 12 and close at home with West Virginia on November 28. Atlantic Coast Conference opponents North Carolina, South Carolina and Clemson follow Villanova to College ParkwithSouth Carolina the Homecoming attraction. Penn State brings its powerful squad to College Park on November 7. Coach Roy Lester has 23 lettermen returning from the 1969 squad and a pair of fine junior college running backs joining the team in August. With a dozen top candidates moving up from the freshman squad and a combination of improved size and speed. Lester in his second year as the Terp Mentor, has more depth to work with than was available last year. Quarterback Wide Receiver Jeff Shugars, Dennis CPHara and Tight End Don Ratliff responded with enthusiasm to the new passing attack installed during spring practice. THE HOME SCHEDULE: September 12, Villanova; 26, North Carolina; October 17, South Carolina; 31, Clemson; November 7, Penn State; 28, West Virginia. of book, "Art as the Evolution Visual Knowledge." He contrasted the "cluttered" art he says has been going on in New York and San Francisco with the sharp, clean lines of his own spary-painted aluminum constructions. "My art is an art of light," he said. "It's light that finishes my work. It changes with the time of day and with each season. Biederman's recent works are constructed of brightly colored geometric shapes of various sizes which are fastened by screws to each other and to the background sheet of painted aluminum at different angles. The short, wiry-haired artist, who has long been acclaimed in Europe and now has begun to receive notice in the United States, said "structurism" makes a clear distinction between the past art and a new art "It assumes that any imitation of nature is finished, that the artist must now completely create his work like the musician creates a symphony,'* he said, adding that his works have more relation to muscial compositions than to representational art "The artist is no longer interested in single objects of nature," Biederman said. "The emphasis now is on how nature creates rather than what it creates." Biederman was born in Columbus, Ohio, and attended the Art Institute of Chicago School from 1926 to 1929. He lived in New York and Paris for short stintr before moving to Red Wing in 1942 to work on an Army medical project and "because Pd always wanted to live in the country where I could study nature." Biederman wears glasses with pinkish opaque plastic frames and dresses in baggy dungarees, a work shirt and a denim jacket He and his wife, Mary, live in a modest, white farmhouse in southeastern Minnesota, 50 miles south of Minneapolis. carries the same line of foundations as featured in the "olden golden days." Over 93 years ago, ladies depended on Hendrickson's to supply them with "Dr. Warner's corsets." Today, many women still turn to this line of goods, minus the "medical"title,shortened to Warner's line of foundations. Strawbridge and Clothier of Philadelphia carried a wholesale division which forwarded many articles to Frederick's merchant, Hendrickson. Another favorite was the female "cloak." Fashions included white shirt waists and black skirts. Women awaited their chance to window-shop at "The Model," the name which identified the Hendrickson business firm with the public. The store operated under this name until shortly after the turn of the century when a family friend reminded the Hendricksons that the definition of model was:"asmall version of the real thing." ft was a unanimous family decision to dub the store "Hendricksons." At the time of John Hendrickson's death in 1921, Carroll H. Hendrickson Sr. joined his brother, R. Ames, in store management. They became partners in 1945. One yeaf later, in 1946, Carroll H. Hendrickson Jr. became associated with the business. Young Carroll H. Hendrickson Jr. purchased the entire Hendrickson store in the year 1968, following the retirement of his father and the death of his uncle, R. Ames Hendrickson. The store soon expanded within itself. Expansion included a floor linen shop and various departmental expansions. Today, a distinguished man in appearance, Carroll Hendrickson, looks over the store which has become noted for its "friendly, personal service" from his office overlooking the first floor. He attributes the expansion of the clothing industry largely to the progress made within the communication field. Television and magazines in particular, have made people more fashion conscious as they are made aware of fashions across the nation and the world. Changes noted by the present Hendrickson included the addition of ready-to-wear clothes and the great range of sizes now found on the racks. Within the First Window After 1$24 Hendrickson Remodeling Blowing Up Scrap Cars One Way To Fight Muck By BRIAN SULLIVAN AP Science Writer In Yakima, Wash., a U.S. Army officer has come up with an answer to the problem of automobiles abandoned on Yakima streets: Blow them up. Lt. Col. James P. Johnson, deputy post commander at the Yakima Firing Range told a community cleanup campaign last 20 years, he added junior sizes have become a very important division with clothes being designed for each type of woman. As he proudly surveys the store born from a small section of an office building, he too dreams, just as his grandfather did 93 years ago. He, too, indicates that he will do his utmost to fulfill the Hendrickson dream. that the Army would remove auto bodies and haul them to the firing range for target practice by Army tanks. So goes one more small step in the fight to save the environment, a struggle marked by advances and retreats, but a continuing fight that shows no evidence of having spent itself in Earth Day last April 22. In early May, for example, the Louis Harris polling organization found that in the relatively unspoiled state of Washington the environment had become one of the primary concerns of the residents. And a few days after Earth Day, the Ecological Society of America released a professional study urging establishment of a ·National Institute of Ecology. The report, supported by the National Science Foundation, said such an institute could-be the focus of international eCo- logical activity. "It would provide scientific data to guide the formulationTof national and global strategies for effective environmental management and control." As interest appeared to 5e gathering in the environmental movement, ecologists counted some of their gains and losses.* - Environmental advocates won what they consider a victory with the announcement ly the Federal Water Quality Administration of a thermal pollution . policy that would forbid dumping virtually any heated water into Lake Michigan. The policy would affect seven planned power plants, industries and municipalities. DEPARTMENT STORES PROVEN WINNERS TWO GREAT NAME Michael J. Wahl Mike Wahl Appointed To Academy Michael J. Wahl, son of Lieutenant and Mrs. Walter H. Wahl, Frederick, was selected as one of the nine Sixth Congressional District graduating high school seniors for appointment to the U. S. Service Academies. Michael, who will attend the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, competed successfully with many other highly qualified applicants. They were accepted for admission by the Service Academies on the basis of their outstanding academic aptitude, physical qualifications, demonstrated motivation and character. He will report to the Naval Academy on June 29, 1970, for training prior to enrollment in fall classes. Michael graduated from Frederick High School on June 9, 1970, with an enviable record, which was not easy but took long hours of hard work. During his four years in high school, he was a member of the National Honor Society, attended the Maryland Boy's State in Annapolis, and the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans in Washington, D. C. He was President of the Inspirational Club, and received the Honor School Shield, four stars and gold pin. Michael received a Letter of Commendation on his National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as well as being selected for three Who's Who In American High school student type publication. The Frederick Evening Optimist Club selected him as boy of the year for 1969, and this year he was given the Elk's Citizenship Award for his written essay. In addition to these accomplishments, the young man still found time to participate in other activities. He played varsity football and tennis, and took an active part in drama by being in the cast of two plays presented this past year. He even found time in his schedule to assist younger children by being a Counselor at Camp Greentop in 1969. WITH FAMOUS nviST-0-FUEX W A T C H B A N D YOUR CHOICE MEN'S OR LADIES' BOTH 17 JEWEL A fine watch deserves a fine watch band and ELGIN and SPEIDEL make a PERFECT TEAM. 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