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Weather Forecast Mostly sunny, highs in the mid and upper 80s today. Fair, lows in the low to the upper 60s tonight Friday variable cloudiness, highs again in the mid and upper 80s and the chance of thundershowers in the afternoon night. Brunswick Wins B-C Final* For District Crown Page B-l VOL. 87--NO. 202 FREDERICK, MD., THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1970 FOUR j j DArTO t-IK5i SECTIONS ** IrAuH-o SECTION SINGLE COPY life WEEKLY J.UC ev CARRIER County Adds $93,909 To School Budget By MARGARET HINDMAN i Staff Writer The county commissioners added $93,909 to the Frederick County Board of Education operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 after receiving a letter from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare that federal school aid to Frederick County will exceed original estimates by that amount. In a letter to Superintendent of Schools Dr. John L. Carnochan and members of the board of education, the commissioners detailed the additional funding. The unexpected money has been allocated to fund all 12-month employes currently under contract, a total of 76 people. A request submitted Wednesday morning by Carnochan for additional funds of $43,903 for funding of 12 month employes was granted in the final budget action. This funding will permit funding of all 12-month employees now on board, Carnochan told the commissioners. Previous funding had provided for 44 teaching positions and nine guidance positions. Two items not originally included in the board of education budget request were also funded. Provision for the payment of half salary to four employes scheduled for sabbatical leave in the coming year, $21,000, was included. Funding for degree changes, originally funded by the commissioners at $21,000, was raised to $50,000 Wednesday. This increase is needed, according to the board of education, to reimburse teachers for advanced degree work. The increased revenue from federal aid is in the area of 874 program money, aid to impacted areas primarily a result of the concentration of federal employees at Fort Detrick. The original board of education revenue estimate in this area, $250,000, was raised by he county commissioners to $450,000. The more than $93,000 increase in the estimate came after communication Wednesday with representatives of HEW indicating that the actual aid to Frederick County under the 874 program will total in excess of $543,000. A final tally of funds restored to the board of education budget, and a final total of county funds appropriated, is expected to be completed and presented to the commissioners for final approval Monday. Action on the board of education school construction budget was deferred Wednesday. Work on this section of the budget will resume as soon as certain information is supplied tothecom- (Continued on Page A-5) Anniversary Activities In Full Swing With three days left in Frederick's historic celebration, citizens are given the opportunity to celebrate their heritage in many different ways. Today marks the premier of the historical pageant long in the preparation, "Frederick- towne 1745-1970." The play will ooen at 8:30 p.m. on the stage of the Baker Park BandshelL Tickets for the presentation are $U The play will be presented Thursday through Saturday by the Frederick Theatre Association. Weekend activities include an exhibition by two drill teams at the Hessian Barracks Sunday, presented hourly from 1 to 5p.m. Daily tours are offered at the Frederick Historical Society, Barbara Fritchie House, Taney House and Rose Hill Manor. The bells of Trinity chapel and Baker Park Carillon will ring out through the efforts of David Hag an and George Schroeder. * * * 70 Viet Civilians Slain As Cong Attacks Village SAIGON (AP) - Viet Cong troops attacked a South Vietnamese village south of Da Nang early today, killed 70 civilians and wounded 31 others in two hours of slaughter, U.S. officials reported. Survivors said the Viet Cong invaded Ba Ren Hamlet behind a mortar barrage that set fire to many houses, then ran through the streets "shooting anyone they saw" and hurling grenades into homes and civilian bunkers. The toll was expected to rise as rescue workers dug through the ruins of nearly 200 huts destroyed or badly damged. A U.S. officer who flew over the hamlet 17 miles southeast of Da Nang said it was about 90 per cent destroyed or damaged. In addition to the civilian casualties, one U.S. marine was reported killed and 11 wounded. They were part of a combined j occurred in Cambodia. It said 1 action platoon of Marines and local Vietnamese militia stationed at a highway bridge just north of Ba Ren, and a small Viet Cong force attacked them as the main units hit the town. The platoon reportedly killed 16 Viet Cong and captured one around the bridge, but reports U.S. combat deaths m the Vietnam war total 42,544 since Jan. 1, 1961. South Vietnamese headquarters reported 600 of its soldiers wounded last week and a total of 1,896 enemy slam by allied forces. The U.S. Command also rein Da Nang said the enemy l ported a total of 273 Americans mortar barrage pinned down a i killed in Cambodia since May 1, Historical Revue 'Fredericktowne 1745-1970' Opens Tonight In Baker Park squad of Marines and militiamen who were in the hamlet, and they did not engage the attackers. Meanwhile, the U.S. Command in Saigon reported a sharp drop in the total of American battlefield deaths last week, with 119 killed compared to 165 the previous week. But U.S. wounded rose from 757 to 1,823. The command said 26 of the deaths and 235 of the wounded with 1,196 wounded. It said sixj Americans were killed and four j wounded in two actions Wednesday along the Cambodian side of the border. A Cambodian military spokesman said NOrth Vietnamese forces were again attacking the airport at Siem Reap and may have occupied the famed ruins at nearby Angkor Wat, Cambodia's chief tourist attraction. "We don't have any precise information on whether the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are in the temples," Maj. Am Rong told newsmen in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. "But that side is open. We have no Cambodian forces in that area." The spokesman said possibly 8,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops are now believed to be around Siem Reap, a provincial capital in northwest Cambodia 80 miles from the Thai border. The enemy forces occupied the Siem Reap airfield last weekend, but the Cambodians retained it Sunday. Maj. Ronv said the North Vietnamese made a new attack on the field Wednesday afternoon, withdrew and then launched another assault this morning. "Fighting is still continuing," ie said. "We have no reports on latest casualties." In Laos, Premier Souvanna Phouma rejected South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu's proposal that his neutralist government join South Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand in a military alliance to fight communism in Southeast Asia. Informed sources said Prince Souvanna instead would ask the Soviet Union, Britain and other major powers to put pressure on North Vietnam to respect Laotian neutrality. The sources said Souvanna would visit the foreign governments when he goes to Europe about July 25 for his annual medical visit. Sources in Vientiane claimed that 120 North Vietnamese were killed in capturing Saravane By MONICA MAIN Staff Writer Hollywood need fear no competition, but then again, Frederick's history isnt exactly "Gone With the Wind." Through the combined efforts of the Frederick Theatre Association and interested citizens, Frederick's history will "take to the stage" tonight in an interesting and humorous manner at Baker Park BandshelL Perhaps the participants will never pass a screen test, yet an air of enthusiasm has prevailed at all the rehearsals. Mrs. Betty Barnett, Mrs. Helen Oppenheim, and Mrs. Otha Barnett have struggled to shape and mold the amateurs into first class actors and actresses who will vividly depict the history of quaint Fredericktowne in 8 historic scenes. Mayor E. Paul Magaha prides the trio of supervisors as well as the cast on preparing a presentation that "promises to be entertaining as well as interesting." '1 won't be able to catch the opening night," the mayor remarked, "As I have a previous commitment at City Hall but you can be sure I'll be there tomorrow night." Written -by Frederick's own Joseph P. Turner, the play will run for three days, being presented each evening, Thursday through Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Tonight the curtain will rise and 225 years of history will come to life on the park stage. In front of a cyclorama backdrop created by Mrs. Paula Abelow, scores of Frederick residents will re-enact their heritage. "Fredericktowne 1745-1970" is rated G for good entertainment and a memorable recollection of the birth of the town whose 225th birthday we now celebrate. Costs for the evening's entertainment is $1. County Survey Destroys Mobile Home Park Myths By MARGARET HINDMAN Staff Writer The Frederick County Planning and Zoning Commission began their all-day session on mobile home parks this morning with a staff report on local conditions and problems. The session was attended by more than fifteen persons. Planner Lawrence Johnson presented a summary of findings of the Frederick County survey, designed "to find out exactly what is fact and what is fiction." Common myths about the people who live in mobile home de- Gary Enters County Commissioner Race Robert E. Gary of Woodsboro, announced his candidacy today for the position of County Commissioner. Gary, bom and reared in Baltimore until moving to Frederick County in 1964, is a registered - Democrat in ths Liberty election district. A veteran of 12 years in the Navy, he was honorably discharged with the rank of First Class Petty Officer. Gary was a member of the 1968 graduating class of Frederick Community College. During the course of his studies he served as president of the Student Government, being named in the "Who's Who Among Students in American Jr. Colleges." He currently holds the position of senior instructor of the medi- cal technology program at Career Academy in Washington, D. C. Married to the former Marcia Ann Broadwater of Woodsboro, Gary is a member of the First Baptist Church of Frederick. He and his wife, with daughter Beth, reside on RFD 1, Woodsboro. Mercury Hits 88 Degrees Sunny skies and light, variable winds today will push the mercury into the high 80s by late afternoon. Fair weather will continue through tonight, with overnight lows in the middle and upper 60s. Friday will bring cloudy skies and a chance of thundershowers in the late afternoon as temperatures again rise to the upper 80s. The outlook for the weekend is for partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures. The high on Wednesday was 38 degrees, the warmest temperature recorded so far this month. The overnight low was 62 degrees. Robert E. Gary Safe Cracked At Middletown State Police are investigating a safe cracking at Ingall's Lumber and Supply Inc. in Middletown last night. Thieves cut through a wire fence and then ripped a hole in the roof above the company's office. The office safe was ripped open and about $110 was taken. Appliances and tools worth $65 were also stolen. velopments were largely discredited by survey results, Johnson said. In Frederick County's ten mobile home developments, 78 per cent of the residents have lived in Maryland for more than five years and 65 per cent have lived in Frederick County for more than five years. Johnson commented that the average mobility of mobile home residents is not substantially greater than that of people living in conventional homes locally. In response to the argument that mobile home developments would place too great a burden on county services, the survey determined that mobile home residents have substantially fewer school-age childrenper household than do residents in single- family dwellings in Frederick City. Johnson commented that the establishment of these developments generally does not result in increased highway or water and sewer costs. Income was found to be as (Continued on Page A-5) Cambodian Curb In Doubt On Eve Of Senate Voting Charles WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate headed today into its most crucial vote to date in the month-long effort to curb future U.S. actions in Cambodia, with a last-minute flood of amendments pointing out the uncertainty of the outcome, A handful of uncommitted senators held the key to the fate of a proposal by Sen. Robert C. Byrd's proposal that would spell out the President's authority to take whatever actions he considered necessary to protect U.S. troops in Vietnam. Byrd's effort to weaken the Final Rubella Vaccination Clinics Set The Frederick County Health Department will offer reubella, or German measles, vaccine free of charge to county children between the ages of 1 and 12 who have not yet been immunized against this disease. Four clinics throughout the county are scheduled, according to Dr. .Martha T. Schipper of the local Health Department This will be the final effort in the mass program which has already protected more than 10,000 Frederick County youngsters. Parents are urged to bring to the center most convenient for them any pre-school children and those school age children who missed the rubella vaccine when it was given in the schools this spring. Clinics are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, June 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Brunswick Health Center in the Moose Lodge; Wednesdays June 17 from 9-11 a»m. at the Frederick Health Center in Winchester Hall; Wednesday, June 17 from 9-11 a.nv at the Woodsboro Health Center; and Friday, June 19 from 9-11 a»m. at the Emmitsburg Health Center in the American Legion. Charles U. Price Judge Candidate Charles U. Price, Frederick attorney, has announced his candidacy for nomination as an associate judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Price said he intends to file j in both the Democrat and Re- | publican primaries. He has listed his biographical data, which follows: Born in Frederick, Price, son of Charles S. Price and Helen Urner Price. His father was long employed by the Ox Fibre Brush Company. Price is 54-y ears-old, and is a graduate of St. John's High School, Frederick; Oilman School, Baltimore; Princeton University; and the Harvard Law School. In military service from 1941 to 1945, he entered as a private, 115th Infantry, and left as first lieutenant, Army Air Force. He has practiced law in Frederick since 1946. Price was elected State's Attorney of Frederick County in 1950 and served in that position from 1951 to 195"4; and was a member of the board of directors, National Association of County and Prosecuting Attorneys. A member of American, Maryland and Frederick County Bar Associations, and the American Judicature Society, he is a form- er president of Frederick County Bar Association. He has served on Maryland Bar Association's Committee on Judicial Administration, and is a member of the Character Committee of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Price has been a vestryman of All Saints' Episcopal Church; president of Frederick Junior Chamber of Commerce; chairman of Frederick County Chapter, American Red Cross; vice- president, Frederick Community Chest; chairman, Frederick (Continued on Page A-5) Arabs Threaten To Bomb Hotels Regional Band Festival At TJ School June 24-26 The first annual Western Maryland Regional Band Festival is scheduled to be held in the Governor Thomas Johnson High School auditorium later this month and Thomas E. Silliman, Supervisor of Music for the Frederick County Board of Education has issued an appeal to local residents for lodging for visiting band students. The festival, to be held June 24-26, is the brainchild of the music supervisors of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Washington counties and will feature 120 high school band musicians from those counties. Approximately 90 of the young musicians, chosen upon the recommendation of their director or by audition, will be from counties other than Frederick and will need lodging. Frederick County was chosen so-called Cooper-Church amendment, which calls for cutting off funds for U.S. operations in Cambodia after June 30, was clouded Wednesday by the introduction of several possible revisions to his proposal-- including one by himself. Byrd tried to modify his original amendment to include a provision requesting the President consult with congressional leaders before taking any action to protect American forces in Vietnam. Although Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, co-sponsor with Kentucky Republican John Sherman Cooper of the amendment to restrict U.S. actions in Cambodia, said he felt Byrd*s revised language was an improvement, Sen. J.W. Fulbright objected and blocked the change. "As long as you're going to gut it," the Arkansas Democrat told Byrd, "Do it clear where it is obvious to everybody and don't fuzz it up." Illinois Republican Charles Percy and Sen. William B. Spong Jr., D-Va., tossed in their amendments Wednesday reflecting their opposition to Byrd's original proposal but allowing the President more latitude than provided by Cooper- Church. Opposition to Byrd's plan centered on fear that his amendment might be construed as a grant of presidential authority similar to the Gulf of Tonkin resolution used by President Johnson for sending 500,000 U.S. troops to Vietnam. "My amendment does not authorize anything," Byrd insisted. Cooper-Church supporters had indicated approval of the Byrd amendment might cause them to oppose their own proposal. Senate leaders hoped today's vote would pave the way for an end to the debate next week and final action on the military sales authorization bill, being used as a vehicle for the Cambodia debate. Dr. James W. Dunlop as the location for this year's event. The event, if held annually as planned, will hereafter rotate among the counties involved, Silliman is general chairman of this year's festival. The conductor of this year's festival is Dr. James W. Dunlop, professor of music education at the Pennsylvania State Univer sity, who has served as conductor of Penn State's Blue Band since 1947. Recognized as one of the most distinguished members of his profession, Dr. Dunlop is in regular demand at music clinics, festivals, and competitions throughout Eastern U. S. as a clinician, conductor, and aJ jidi- cator. He has served as president of the Eastern College Band Directors National Association, of (Continued on Page A-5) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Leftist Arab guerrillas threatened today to blow up two hotels in which 58 foreigners are being held hostage if Jordanian troops continued shelling Palestinian refugee camps. The threat by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine involves one hotel in which 36 people are being held and another in which 22 are under detention. There was no independent confirmation here that the Jordan army was shelling refugee camps today. (In Beirut, Lebanon, however, Western diplomatic sources said there were reports todaj of some tank fire on the camps. Palestinian sources there said tanks were shooting at anything that moved in the streets around the camps.) The hostages were held on Tuesday night by a band of 40 guerrillas who occupied the American-owned Intercontinental Hotel. . , knnwn Later another group occupied -?L eiy Known _the Philadelphia Hotel, about two miles away. The front told the hostages Wednesday they would be re- leased but the decision was reversed when, a guerrilla leader claimed, the army resumed shelling the camps. Some of the non-Western hotel guests were allowed to leave Wednesday, including an oil worker from Trinidad whose 18-month-old child was taken ill. Two American newsmen also got away but the remaining hostages include more than a dozen correspondents. Amman has been without electric power for two days since the guerrillas shelled the electric power station. The guerrilla radio in Cairo and Al Fatah pamphlets distributed in Amman accused the United States of being behind the fighting. Twenty-two foreigners were reported taken hostage Wednesday night at the Philadelphia Hotel in Amman. The new hostages included two West Germans- a journalist and a businessman. The nationalities of the 20 others were not immedi- Budget, Tax Rate Due Action The city tax rate for this year will be formally adopted at tonight's town meeting atCityHalL The budget will be presented at 7:30 p.m. by the Board of Aldermen and is to be formally adopted. The Aldermen had refused on May 21, to approve Mayor E. Paul Magaha's proposed budget of $3,353,388, which contained a 10 cent tax hike to finance the budge increase of $51,613 over last year. Under the board's proposed $3,311,837 budget, $2,571,087 is allocated for the general fund and $740,750 (same as mayor allocated) for the water and sewer fund. The tax rate would be increased five cents to $1.70 per $100 assessed valuation. Neither budget called for an increase in salaries. A health department order to stop burning garbage and a state roads project to upgrade Patrick and Market Streets were recently announced. This prompted the board to submit a five- cent tax rate hike to finance the board's proposed $10,112 increase in the city budget. The entire $41,501 difference between the mayor's budget and the aldermen's budget came from a reduction in the general fund. The public hearing tonight will determine whether this budget will be accepted by the city. Mahoney Challenges Tydings Stock Market NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market drifted downward in moderate trading this morning. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was off 2.88 at 691.47 at 10:30 a.m. Declining issues outnumbered gainers by 2 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange. Fire Log Fire calls reported during the 24-hour period ending at 10 a.n%, CITY 663-4400 NONE, COUNTY 662-6333 POINT OF ROCKS, 8:47 p.m., grass fire. Carroll Manor responded. US 70S, 11:38 p.m., grass fire, north of Route 80, Independants responded. Ambulance calls: Emergency - 1 Routine - 1 BALTIMORE (AP) - George P. Mahoney announced today lie will challenge Sen. Joseph D. Tjdings in the September Democratic primary in Maryland. The paving contractor, a perennial candidate in Maryland, also endorsed the ticket of Gov, Marvin Mandel during an 11 a.m. press conference at the Sheraton Beleveder Hotel. He predicted a victory* for the Mandel slate. Mahoney, who has lost eight statewide elections for offices including governor arid the U.S. Senate said he has received the votes of more than two million Maryland residents in his past contests. Mahoney had been expected earlier in the year to make a fifth try for the governorship, but apparently decided that Tydings would be more vulnerable in the primary election. SPAPFRI SPAPFRI

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