August 1975

? .,,~’ ml i ” | j z- •” VOl~!:~i~:Nb. 11 SERVING THE PEOPLE OF CABIN JOHN AND BEYOND AUGUST 1975 i j ….. – U.S. Con#essman Gilbert Gude and Administrative Aide Keith Schiszik at the July 24th meeting abou~ .the .future of Union Arch Bridge. Pho’to by Linda Ford BRIDGING THE UNION. ARCH GAP by Cat Feild Believe it or not, the Union Arch Bridge is not a dormant issue. A grimmer of hope is born in light of Congressman Gilbert Gude’s intervention and interest. On the afternoon of July’24th, upon the request of Andy Rice, President of the Cabin John Citizens Association, Congressman Gude and assistant Keith Schiszik met with the entire milieu of those having a legitimate voice in the bridge’s reconstruction; namely, Neal Potter, Montgomery County Councilman; Harry Ways, Chief of the Army Corps of Engine- ers for the Washington Aqueduct; Nancy Long, Chairperson of the Montgomery County Historical Trust; Norma Spiegle, President of the Potomac Valley Leaguei Reverend and Mrs. AUyn Reicke of the Cabin John Methodist Church; Shelly~’Keller, co-chairperson of the Bridge Task Force; Andy Rice and representatives of THE VILLAGE NEWS. Discussion centered around financing the bridge’s restoration. Means to find more econo- mical alternatives to the $850,000 cost estimation were pursued. Question: “Should the bridge remain limited to pedestrian use or repaired as a main roadway?” Mr. Rice catalogued the great inconveniences of gasoline expense, additional mileage and time involved in the indirect route of travel without the bridge. Mr. Potter remarked that “a comprehensive Montgomery County contribution is riot just,” but that, “if the bridge’s repair dropped on the County’s back, the County might find a way to repair it at a lower cost.” Mr. Harry Ways conceded that Mr. Gleason of the Montgomery County Council also be- rieves that the bridge can and should be federally funded. “Strike One. t) Mr. Ways feels that Continued on page 2 FUTURE OF GLEN ECHO PARK UNCERTAIN By Shelly Keller Glen Echo- Park needs some help to realize its amazing potentiM as a national, cultural resource center, especially now that the Office of Manageirient and Bud- get seems serious about giving the Park to the Maryland National Capital:Park and Planning Commission or some other State or County agency. As of now, the Park is a “special pro- gram” of the NationalPark Service with the land title residing with GSA. The ,~ Park was to come.under the NPS admini-:~ii ” ~. ” strative jurisdiction through’the land transfer, but because OMB has not yet moved to finalize the transfer of the land title, there is no legislative description for ~ the Park• : – ~” Many people within the Park Service and especially people involved in the Park itself, fear that OMB might decide that: Glen Echo Park is too experimental, too .:,’. urban and too unlike other National Parks to be ~y_en_ to NPS. Some NPS people reeF f eh-T~-6:~ay; others, andmembers of Congress seem to support efforts to • ~ create more urban park situations. “” In a~i~’~er’~o-‘Goti~essman Gude on ~ July 22, Paul O’Neill, Deputy Director of OMB, stated, “I don’t think we’re far a- part regarding the future use ofthis pro- perty and the undesirability of commer- cial development of this site• The issue is whether if needs to be developed, oper- rated and maintained by the Federal Gov- ernment… Our current thought is that the property should be transferred to the Maryland National Capital Park and Plan- ‘ning Commission or other State or County agency under the Legacy of Parks pro- gram.” Whether any State or Coimty agency can afford to run the Park is anot- her question entirely. Mr. O’Neill goes on to say that, “The kinds of activities now conducted by NPS on these lands, namely various arts and crafts courses includingeducational ex- periences for handicapped children and the puppet theatre, are desirable social activities, but we find it difficult to justi- fy direct Federal involvement in them •.. This is especially so when considering the needs of the Park Service for funds and personnel for park and historic areas of national significance which Glen Echo is probably not.” =’.. U.S. Representative Jack Brool~s of Texas, who was chairman of the Govern- ment Activities Subcommittee at the time when the Park was acquired by the Feder- al government, stated in a.letter to James. T.. Lynn,’Director of OMB, on July 31, Its,most disturbing to find that six years later~tl~ig property Tot which the govern- ment;:m~effect, paad approximately $2 nu. lioniffias stilLnot been transferred to t}|c • :Con tinud~l:3b~i~gk, 3. ‘ . THE VILLAGE:NEWS, :..-.:~¢.:,.,. ~:~ :’ ?; ‘–‘f~’~.’t:..~.’~.~. ~:~’~” .~’.~ z-:~:–: “”if so,.:fl~e~.C~13in John Four Year Old S.chool invites:you to come for these an:d niany other.items to the Communi- ty Cefiter oh:Wdbb Road in Cabin John Gardens 0n:Saturday, August 16 from 10:00am to 4″00pm. Children are in- Vitedi:to c0me’and enjoy the children’s fun bo6fifs ~l~ile your parents shop! Y’ALL COMEON AUGUST 16! If you have anything to donate to the sale, callBetsy Haas at 229-1982, Susan Luchs at 229-0187, Judy Skill man at 229-3292 orGai Busi at 229- 7096. Support this very worthy com- munity activity! THE VILLAGE NEWS is published monthly in Cabin John, Maryland. Subscriptions are $3.00 per year for non-residents and free to Cabin John residents. Mail all articles, in- quiries, suggestions, complaints, letters and subscriptions (with payment) to: The Editor THE VILLAGE NEWS Post Office Box 184 Cabin John, Maryland 20731 and Shell~/Keller,VILLAGE NEWS; Neal Potter, Montgomery County Council; Cat Feild, VILLAGE NEWS; NanCY Long, ~Montgomery County Hisorical Trust; Andy Rice, Cabin John Citizens Association; and Harry.Ways, Army Corps of Engineers. No t pic- tured are Reverend Allyn Reicke andPat Reicke. Photo by Linda Ford BRIDGING THE GAP Continu’ed from page 1 the~e is still “little chance of getting $850,000 from the D.C. Budget since the District tax- payers do not utii~ze the bridge.” (Strike Two. t) And furthermore, even though “the Army Corps of Engineers owns the Bridge, their sole responsibility is to provide water (not travel) to the Met/opolitan area.” (Strike Three. t) Now, both Congressman Gude and Senator Mathias propose to solve the problem, by a- mending the D.C. Budget to allow for federal funding. Already Mathias, a member of the D.C. Appropriation Committee, is introducing legislation in the Senate prodding for the Department of Interior or Public works Appropriations. Presently, law requires that one thefederalArm’, yagenCYc°rpsmay°f Engineers.n°t give a grant to another federal agency, the recipient in this case being Congressman Gude posed the possibility to Mr. Potter that the State Higl~way Administra- tion or the State Highway Safety Board foot the bridge’s repair bill, since “the Union Arch is a national, historical monument.” In summation, Congressman Gude declared, “The Bridge is identified at the federal level,” meaning the ultimate responsibility was in federal hands. A week later, Congressman Gude in a letter to Any Rice, addressed the Bridge as “a uni- que bureaucratic entity, controlled by several agencies but funded by none.” He added that after contacting many key people on the Hill, he decided that the fastest route for funding would be to receive aid from the D.C. Council “by having them request the needed funds in their budget,” since the bridge receives its funding from the D.C. budget via the Army Corps of Engineers. Congressman Gude anticipated that “if this approach fails, the next best method of appro- ach would be to introduce legislation to sever the control of the bridge from the Washington Aqueduct Division of the Corps of Engineers and to vest control in the ‘regular’ Corpsof • Engineers.” This having been accomplished, funding for renovation would be derived through normal Public Works Appropriations. And finally, a heartening promise from Congressman Gude that “we will be working on it from every possible angle to gain the necessary funds so that repair work can begin as soon as possible,” was the closing note to this chapter on the fate of the Union Arch Bridge fmacling odyssey. REASONABLE Call ED C/2LRK at 229-7311 LAWN MAINTENANCE & CARE Call Scott Kinsiow 229-5720 Shelly Keller, Edttor Steve Magnuson, Art Director Cat Feild, Larry Fein, Kevin Flynn, Linda Ford, J. Neal Friedman, Susan Gash, Suzanne Gordon, Steve Magnu- son, Cappie Morgan, Rich Pottern, Mary Shaw, Beverly Sullivan, Becky and Copper Wilner, and Bruce Youngblood, Staff. REGISTERED MASTER PLUMBER PLUMBING AND HEATING DISHWASHERS*REMODELING*H EATERS REPAIRS*DRAIN SERVICE*DISPOSERS – FULLY BONDED AND INSURED ” 229-5685 THE VILLAGE NEWS ……. ., . -7,.~ :: 73:% 7~rt , 3mDGtNG TneGm Commentary by Steve Magnuson As a member of THE VILLAGE NEWS staff, the Citizens ASsociation and as a most curious and interested observer, I had occasion to attend the meeting last month in Congressman Gude’s office about theffuture,of-the Union-Arch Bridge; TL= general tenor of the meeting was peaceful and low-key. No angry words were spo- ken. But it appeared to me, at least, that the powers that be, in the persons of Con- gressman Gude and HarryWays, Chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, were trying to indicate politely to the citizens of Ca- bin John that they ought not to expect to have their bridge back for a long, long time, if ever. Harry Ways told us that the Corps of Engineers wasn’t about to foot the bill of $850,000 (up from $500,000 and then $750,000) to repair the bridge osten- sibly because they didn’t have the bread. Then Congressman Gude told us that asking Montgomery County to pay the tab was like “asking them to go the last mile.” I t was suggested that an apprOpri- ation from the Interior Department or some other federal agency could be so sought out to supply funds to fix the bridge. Congressman Gude characterized the problem as something of an “animal”, a type of dilemna that our public servants aren’t particularly used to. Maybe what is called for is some creative ttiinking, something else bureaucrats aren’t particu- larly used to either. Granted, the situa- tion is indeed complex, but meanwhile the poor folks in Cabin John and Beyond are virtually cut off from the lower Poto- mac River Valley largely because, I think, of the insensitivity of the Army Corps of Engineers and of government in general to real human problems. Obviously, the Army Corps of Engineers cares more a- bout getting water down to D.C. than getting people down there to drink it. And every time one of us trucks down to Glen Echo or Below, we go two miles out of our way, probably wasting enough fuel in a year collectively to cover the bridge repair cost a few times over. And then there’s this curfew problem. Neal Potter, a member of the Montgomery County Council explained that “potheads” were responsible for throwing debris off the bridge onto the Cabin John Parkway. Someday I would like to read a report from Mr. Potter conqerning the frequen- cy of marijuana use among people who throw stuff off bridges. At present, the Army Corps of Engineers has:established an 8pm tO 6am curfew on bicycle and pedestrian traffic over the Union Arch. It seems to me that an 8pm curfew is a mite strict, especially considering that the hardly down by then. Enfo~’ce- mcnt of thc curfew also appears to be arbitrary and capricious, l know of one incidenLwhere a bicycfing Cabin:John re.sident,~hoping,to.avbid the .treacherous s~eic h of tiae George Wastiington Park- way, was tu/’ned away well before 8pm~ and told that she couldcamp there until 6am.the fonowing morning, a t which time’she :would gladly be admitted back int~ her home town. – ‘~:.The Army Corps of Engineers is plead- in.g~overty, but let’s not forget the Corps ~,Lin fact, an Army organization. You’d think.with the billions we lavish on the ~t~ there mightbe a few coins left ovtr~fd~ the bridge. Maybe the money they/ale ~saving by not giving LSD to GI’s anYmore could be used. ilhtiaestly believe that Congressman Gu~e Would like to help if he can, and it may even take an Act• of Congress tO re; solve’this matter. I hope that, after this meeting, he understands how much we need our. bridge. The Cabin John Citizens Association recently rendered up the last $800 Which had been allocated by the County for improvements in Cabin John, to Mont- gomery County to help defray the cost of of fixing the Union Arch. Now that it is clear that Montgomery County will not pay for the bridge’s repair, why shouldn’t the Citizens Association get the money back so that we as citizens can use it for a serious grass roots cam- paign via flyers and bumper stickers and the like to show Montgomery County, the Army Corps of Engineers and our representatives in Congress that we mean to get our bridge back. BEAUTY SAL ON TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 7630 TOMLINSON A VENUE at No. 15 229-1361 or 229-9811 NEWCOMERS! Copies of the CABIN JOHN COMMUNITY PLAN and the CABIN JOHN COMMUNITY DIILECFORY can be obtained by calling Cappie Morgan at 32(~3269. • GLENECHO .Continued~frorn-page~2 Department o f:~Intenor~o ugh:tlie~Depar t – ment-contmues~to~;prOpos’~th~/~the:,area ~:,. be used for naOonS.lqparl~p ~ugposes:~dtqs~-~ my understan~g-t~t:~OMB~!ias’refused ~t o GSA~” to Ifiterior and is, thereby upsetting the understanding of this Committee at the,time the exchange was~approved.”– …. Congressman Brooks goes on to say, “I am sure you can appreciate the con- cern the Government Operations Commit- tee has when it takes an action relying on data Presented by the appropriate Execu- tive agencies, only to find that, subsequent to that action, the OMB has interven~d(~, thwaxt the will of the Committee.” ,~, Ctngressman, Gude, in a letter to Mr.’ O’Neill on,August 1, stated that “we’°t~k e strong excepti0n to the views of OMB,~0n: cerning f fiture ownership of the prop~/,6/ …. it shduld bepOinted out that wefiim: ly believe that Fed~al Ownership of ~’ had is znore justified and more pressing iit~r th~n whenthe 1arid w~flrSt acquired, for all Of the !and surrouiidi~g Glen Echo is now under-Federal ConfrOl,~betau~se of the recent acquisition oftheClara Barton House which adjoms Glen Echo Park.” Ever since NPS foo.k-:o~ver~ the-Park’s administration, the staff has:sought input • from the pfibliC (iiicli~g’iii/erested and mnovatave professmn/ffplanners, :edUca- ,tots, architects, etc.) ~abOuV,what the pu- blic wanted the Park to-become. Their mandate has,been to idev~10p2the site a- long the philosophical i~e~of~the 19th ~century Chautauqua planners, prodding “the masses” with opport:fuiitiesfto~ex – .perience the cultural and educational benefits of the wealthy. They also want- !ed the park to be a cultural-educational- recreational resource centel oh a regional level. The artists, crafts people and edu- cators who participate in,the Park’s pro- .grams have spent much time and great energy. Day after day, talented, crea- , tire people are Coming to the Park with new ideas and programs – terrific ecolo- ~gy and environmental awareness projects like the restoration of the Minnehaha Creek bed (destroyed by the old amuse- ment park construction), an indoor-out- door cafe-gal~e/-y overlooking the Poto- mac. Whether or not a state or county a- gencyhas the Financial capability to pur- sue these high ideas is perhaps something OMB has not considered. The interac- tion of community and governmental involvement continues in the evolution of Glen Echo Park. Park supporters be- lieve in the importance of making culture and beauty available to the people. Once again, it may be the people who can in- fluence the fate of Glen Echo Park which DMB has kept hanging in the balance. POST OFFICE RELOCATION ..). A contract was signed April 24, ef- .¢ fective May 1, for the Post Office to oc- cupy the northern end of Clara Barion ‘: ‘ School. Work, in the form of 0rdering “‘: eqtiipment for the new post office, has begunbut there is still no date vii when f’ thc movc will take place. ~- ‘ ,’~ ?’~ ~<../. .. • .. . , . : …. “‘- :” ‘.,- -‘ ‘:,’-V “, :~ “”S’,,;’}-‘.C.~.”~’.’;~;’~:-‘:~: ~’%’. “” . . . , • , “-° .7. ~ ~;~”…:!’-:::~ :,: ,~L~ .~” ~:’-,~” ~;-:-:” : ?~;.2 “° i~7~-? ” ~’ ~. :-“:.~-‘.’-“~-‘- “-“~–, =, ” ,” -” ~’.’2-.~-~_~'” ~¢”%’-.- ‘ I’~@~N DEFE<NSE.OF..THE~C~IN=:~ .; “‘<:” :~•:” :’}” ~: ‘: ‘ ->”: “”:”‘=:~;~ :i=~”~ “~ their.:frienm;and,.commumty::,THey,:<‘}:(L~ ::~.~’~#-7:;” /,”S :> .;:~.”~ ~i~!>>~,~”-i~i?:.are,..i~::,~ :\::~On-.S~Iagjuly23.i,THE~W~S~IING” neighbdrs~ B~t.-n0’t ~6,:~;~t-;~job~ – real’:tr0uble~in the fo~m.of fi~eS,”Hver.. page::~t !d~e~:i~ tgi.6.!:S6c~ibn~ntiti~d : Ni-j’~gn~B~12f’~i{.,is:my opini0n ‘that this~”h~an/::Jnt~rest’.’ st ory-:is :a blatant examisl~~f(~e~ls/0ns~bl¢ jO:urnalism wlfic h is aj~sse~ce,~to the .. ‘pubticlmte- rest;’,’ .iA.~ide froin”.inacCt/racies and,n~s- Colefi:and>Keith>Buflei~have :inflicted rescues~ and:ihe~likei an d i)!e’nty :0f:it  Since.Dav e P0w~er~became ~ .March of:this~ year;’ thei~e have been a lot of Changes iri’the departmem~ and its operation. They ar~a 5etferdritled, seyet¢ d~a~e~t~o tl~.~reputlati6n Of ~n orgah~z~’tion :wlli~h ~ d~ser~,~s praise :f6r the v~ork :t:,~does, ~¢i the~ liave::i’gnored th~ fire department’s,~(and~eyery , other’s). need for continuing’.. Support not only fromthe communiti~s<;an d ~ndividu~ils they ser~e,’but from~-~rle~ ~~weIi. -Imm t01d’ that when.~-iters Butler and Co len andphot0grapher JamesPar- cell visited the f’ire h0iise t0 ‘ research their st0ry, they ` igfi6r:ed r’equests:b y many firemen that their names not be used, . the~ pictures not be taken. When one fireman asked why the pcitures were being taken, the photographer reptied- “It’s none of your business.” Perhaps:these “journaliSts, were a little uptight:about what it was they were undertaking.., the demise Of the fire department’s reputation and the result- ~g~decrease in public support, Their : article made no mention of why the Wheaton youth was warned to stay a- Way from Cabin John – the fact that he.had pulled a “sharp object” on the Young woman in question a inonth ear- tier, causing her to swear, out a warrant for his arrest, made little difference to the PosT “writers. ~It made a lot of dif- ference to the men of the Cabin John Fire Department. They look out for ,., /.% . , . . . . , ,~ • . better umtedprofessmnal and prod staff th~n”ever l~efore., As ClaiefPower • says/:/iWe’ve g0ta long w ay~to:gol but we’ve come a long way .too. .We help other fire departments, both in Mary- lan’d andout -Of’st~/te, and our being there is much appre’ciated. A few ~ears ago, we weren’t always so welcomed.” Right now the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Departmenih~ t~VO me~b’eis, 9ne male and 6iieffemale, Whd rind e the Mo- bile Intensive Ckfd’U/fit:~vhidh~ owhed and Montgomery County. The department has several members in training as paramedics as well. Seve- ral men=will be attending college in the fall in the pursuit Of Fire science de- grees. According to chief Power, “Fire- fighting has become a very technical thing. Wehave to learn to deal with radioactivity, chemical Fires in tanker trucks, refrigeration fires as well as’ the most treacherous 1’4 miles of the Poto- mac River.” On August 5, I attended a drill by Park Police Helicopter Rescue Team of Eagle I for the benefit of the Cabin John firemen which was staged at Clara Barton School. And now it is another resource for saving lives availa- ble to the firemen in Cabin J.0hn. Enough cannot be said in defense of the Cabin John Volunteer Fire-Depart- ment. Holding an organization responsi- ble for an incident which involved (and ano me rest ot uabm Jolm congratulate him, and thank ~,for=his devotion to church; friends and,neighbors, and the support he~contlnuously gives the com- ROADRE~IGNMENT AT 82ND PLACE: ~DMAC~THUR BLVD In the Apri ~ 4ssue of THE VILLAGE NEWS~ an article appeared entitled ‘;Tree Massacre at 82nd ~Place,” describing how some:chain Saw weiding madmanhad made t0othpicks0ut of a groy e o f trees for no apparent reason. The ,article also pleaded f0r’mf0 ,rmation regarding the tree slaughter, but t ° n0.avail. Recently,lheavy e~u~pment has been atthe sitegrading the:area where the trees Were. ,J0lm~BickelLof the Montgo- mery CountyHighway and Road Cons- tructi0n~0ffi~e explah~ed!that~,the exist- ing~c0n~et~ ~i~r&i*~at theinte/sectioii of 82nd Place andMacArthfiriS the original cro~s;mg fur trucks at MacArtl~ and Persimmon Tree Lane. Over theyears, S2ndY!ace got out’0f ~atignment With this reinforced area df the aqueduct andit was necessary to realign the i~ter- section so that large h-‘ucks can once again cross MacArthur there. Most of these trucks are fueLtrucks servicing the houses on 82ndPlace, 83rd Street and 83rd Place, Last winter, large fuel trucks did not have access to that neigh- borhood because of the road being out of alignment. Hopefuny,this will Solve the problem these folk~ have had with getting fuel detivery, since they Will no long~ have to re!y o n being serviced only by the small fuel.trucks that just a few oil companies have. Rumors of this construction being:an eventual. ” ~:: truck access t0 the Parkway have been killed by MessrL John Bickell of’ Mont-. ;i~.ii~  :~ gomery County and Harry Ways ofthe ‘ :-‘i~ Army Corps of Engineers. ‘ ” ‘;”‘. “f ‘~’!~!i!::~ THE VII,LAGE NEWS Dear Editor, I must protest the inaccurate, vicious, and slanderous information regarding the article “Suitors Jealoug? for Girl ……. = Leads tO Cabin John Brawl” (July 27 issue of THE WASHINGTON POST~. Keith Butler and Deborah Yaeger should receive the appropriate credit due. They should be complimented on the most disgusting piece of trash THE WASHING- TONPOSThas yet to call an article. It – is hard to believe POST newspersons would twist words and deliberately exag- gerate truths to sell newspapers. The Cabin John Fire Department was unjust- ly implicated in this artic!e~because a few volunteer members w~fe*involved. Can you hold an Organization responsible for the actions of a few members? Was Congress responsible for the actions of Rep. Wilbur Mills? An apology or retractio n is certainly in order, but I truly doubt the harm to public relations Would ever be overcome. The two brilliant authors of this poorly written article have opened up Cabin John for any gang of toughs wanting to practice their pugilistic tendencies. So here’s a salute to THE WASHING- TON POST newswriters who have re- volted the citizens of Cabin John and falsely implicated the Fire Department with week-old news that made the Metro Section of the POST but would not qualify for tlae back page of a smut magazine. Michael A. DiFonzo (Ed. note: This letter was sent to THE WASHINGTON POST but as yet there has been no response .) llll Illl ll Itll I II£ PASTIES*MEATS*CARRY-OUT! GROCERIES BREAKFAST LUNCH MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 6:30 am tO 6:00pm ” The following letter from D.C. Metropoli- tan Police t o Chief Power is an example of the calibre of effort coming from the Cabin John Fire Department. It deserves reprinting. • Dear ChiefPower, I would liketo take this opportunity . to express my sincere appreciation to you and all the members of the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department for their co- operation and support during the recent investigation of an extortion attempt from the Greyhound Bus Lines Company which culminated in the Great Fails area of Mary- land. During the height of this investigation there was a need for a suitable location for our mobile command post that would “provide confidentiality for the operation and accessibility to the area of concern. The parking lot in the rear of your sta- tionhouse was ideally suitable for both. As you are probably now aware, two subjects were arrested and charged in connection with the extortion attempt from the Greyhound Bus Lines, and we are reasonably certain also that these two individuals are responsible for two bomb packages forwarded to the Greyhound Bus Lines. The successful co:nclusion of this case resulted from the coordination, coopera- tion and teamwork of several local and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies. I also feel that the courteous cooperation and assistance rendered by you and those under your command played a very sig- nificant part in the apprehension of these two extortionists. The location behind your fire stab: n provided an ideal position for our com- mand post and through complete coope- ration on the part of your personnel, the presence of the command post was kept virtually secret from the press and public. In my many years in the law enforce. ‘ ment profession, I can truthfully say, I have never received or witnessed such total cooperation, assistance and support from any agency, local or otherwise. On behalf of all the Law Enforce- ment Agencies involved, please convey my gratitude to the members under your command for their support and cooperation. Dear Editor, . : ‘,’- ;- -: ‘~ ‘ : ::;, f: Miss F eild ‘took not~’?6f-a~:~~i~~,~-. ‘ L: office this afternoon. ,This sl~ll,inot~$~;~ ‘ i.’ construed as signifying the ~U~o~bf ~:~ ~i the Potomac Valley League in the cause : of immediately reopening the Uiai0n ,~ ………… …. Arch to motor traffic. /i . ….. I was invited to be there, if possible, and came as an interested observer. The” League has taken no position on this matter. – Sincerely, Norma Davis Spiegel President July. 24, 1975 Robert B. Wissman Deputy Chief Commander Criminal Investigations Division Dear Editor, At a recent meeting held in Congress- man Gude’s office, it was learned that it could be quite some time before the Union Arch Bridge will be reopened. It appears that no one at the State or Fede- ral level cares enough to help us relieve this burden. After all, they don’t live in Cabin John, they cannot feel the incon- venience of our Main Gate being closed. If no one will help us we must find ways to help ourselves. At the next meeting of the Cabin John Citizens Association, I shall propose that all funds allocated by the County to build a park off Seven Locks Road be diverted toward the repair of the Union Arch. This will mean that Over $100,000 instate funds -approximately 15-20% of the total amount needed to reopen the bridge, will have been found and afiocated by the citizens of Cabin John themselves. We will have made the first constructive move, we will have set an example for the Coun- ty, State, and Federal governments to follow. This proposed Seven Locks Park has been miserably supported by the commu- nity with good reason – we just don’t need it! Not only would its construction des- troy several acres of natural woodlands, but the duplication of facilities which, al- ready exist at Clara Barton School has al- ways seemed a terrible waste of our tax dollars. The simple fact is that there are other things which are more important. Rather than spend over $100,000 for a gazebo and a few tennis courts of doubtful value, let’s channel this money to a more produc- tive use – the reopening, of the Union~Arth. ‘,-!’i Let’s show that as a communlt)~we:diageL?! i~?~) been able to set our own pri6r, ii:ie~;~W~(~–i: ,~’~ will have made tile first lllovq,+%::~ ‘ ( ~’: ~+7!iu’ L~,, ~?~;’ ,XHE.~ILLAGE NEWS ….. ‘ ” “‘ 6 _ ~” …. ;~ — ~ • .-~e #..’,¢.:.:~ …. • -:.–. ~,……-.: -: .;.’. ~.~:’~:s~’ii~” ,. ” . P..~k..-. — .. ..,.:~::~,-..,,.-~.~:.~).:.~:¢:~;,:.~?:; , “¢.:’.,~i:f,.,~r.” z • “.e,~l~.:Og.: ¢ g; ” • ~:’.~.~.~-~,:~. ‘~.-‘,:i.#,:~.~ -::.’,- ~ ~’-‘.¢~ ~ ~ ….. by J. Neal.Friedman …………….. A cool drink. The classic remedyto the peak hea.t o f..s.ummertime. An.icy libation wi!llhelp relieve the .physical discomf0rti.while the~alcoholic content ‘ alleviates .the mental strain engendered by the stresses of summer. The most ,popular, most convenient and by far .the best according to its af- .eccionad0sis.the ice cold beer. Imbib- ed directly from the a tempera- ture approaching.the freezing point, it is the quickest,relief available. However,to truly appreciate the sub- lime flavors thatdistinguish one beer from another, they should be removed • from their container. Preferably into a frosty mug kept’inthe~freezer. Pour fairly freely to get about a one inch head for the froth, releases the flavor. And be aware that the alcoholic con- tent of beers varies sharply. Among do- mestic beers Colt 45 tops the crowd at 5.85% (the equivalent of 11.7 proof) followed closely by Michelob at 5.75% while Miller Lite bottoms out the list at 4.17%. For a truly great thirst quencher, make your own gingerbeer. Fill the largest glass you have with ice. Add e- qual amounts of beer (the only time ex- cept in a dire emergency that beer should be poured over ice) and ginger, ale. Then squeeze in half a fresh lemon. A rare case of two opposites teaming up super- bly. A stronger, but equally refreshing. drink is gin and lemonade. About two ounces of gin to eight ounces of regular lemonade over ice and a lime wedge does it. And don’t overlook gin and tonic — one jigger (one and a half ounces) of gin to six ounces of tonic and a lime wedge. To avoid the pitfall of watery drinks, make your cubes out of tonic. If you like vodka, try a Sparkling Screwdriver — one jigger of vodka, three ounces Of orang e jm’ce and. thr ee. o .u~ces  of ginger ale.: Cool and bubbly.. – i:. I Go continental With. Campar~: (a light Italian liquer) and Socla.-::h’alf and half  in a tall gla s. Tart but xhileia g! I A wine cooler is qui.te-, alcohol  content but high in relief ~aJue. -Four I ounces of inexpensive w~e I (color accor- cling t6″37our pi’eferen6~), two 6lances of I concentrated idmonjuice andi~two.:oufices I of;ginger”ale~aake!it.”‘ ” : “~.:” . :-. I ” So;~ick ‘ ofi’e,’sit.back and ‘relax:and sip EASEMENT~L~ .i- ‘!~? .: :~: Ol ” ‘.D.IN~MARYLAND “~ “” The Maryl_and Environmental Trust. has begun to acquire conservation ease- ments in Maryland on land deemed to have-some natural or ecological importance. ” The program offers tax advantages to land- owners, in return for an agreement tO keep the land in its present condition. A booklet exP!aining.easements and the Maryland “program is available from. Marylan d En- vironmental Trust, 8 E~t Mulberry St., BaltimOre, M.aryland 2 ! 2 O z. .”., , . Photo by Linda Fdrd Pitcher Frankie Prather hits a double during a doubleheader against D.C. on July 30. CABIN JOHN BEATS D.C. IN DOUBLEHEADER, 11-7, 10-5 Shelly Keller With Silver Spring forfeiting the ,last make-up game of the season, the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department Soft- ball Team has finished in first place for the season with a record of 20 wins and 5 losses. On July 31, Cabin John beat D.C. in ” a doubleheader at PotomacRecreation Center, 1i-7 an d 10-5: Those two games saw a homerun bE Joe Bollo in the first inning and one by Jimmy Money in the third inning of the first game, and one by Steve Marshall in the second inning of the second game. Playoffs were August 9 and 10 at Lay- hill Recreation Center. Results were un- available when we went to press. Con- gratulations on a winning season! Great bails of fire, can those guys ever play! The firstplace Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department Softball Team are from left to right: Carlton Money, Charlie Mason, Richard Monroe, Jimmy Money, Doug Arnold, Wilbur Holland, William Willis, Frankie Prather (standing), Joe Echenrode, Steve Marshall, Michael Stream, JO e Bollo and Don Money. Not pictured are Toogie Leibrand, Ray Money, Larry Doonan and Roger Mason. THE VILLAGE NEWS ‘ ~’kAPROPOSALTO~RED>UCE AIR- CRAF~T N,OI.’SE:I:81i-‘~iN JOHN ;~n~s=ei-~340!t~4()(J.=O~e~: ~ghts a day, …… uing well after 10.00p.m. 2. According to Nois6!-Assessment Guid e- lines,of the U.S. Department of Housing and UrbanDevelopment/the,normally aCceptable,noise leyel shotild not.exceed 657decibels (A-weighted). In Cabin John the measuredA~weighted noise ldvels range from between 65 and 92 de’cibels. 3. The-¢x,t.reme noise levels r~s~lting from over ,fli’ghts are equ~d> to’th0se which • theDepartment of Labor, under the Walsh-Heaiy Act, barely fmds acceptable in areas: of heavy industry. They plainly exceed the maximum permissiblesound levels,of the pending noise-control ordi- nance ‘of Montgomery County. 4. Cabin John citizens are subjected to this intolerable condition for one reason: current procedures of Washington Nation- al Airport, which .are advisory only and thus unenf0rceable, give’16ilots of both incoming and departing i~lanes, a n option of flight paths on clear days, and most pilots choose the path that takes them straight over Cabin John. Our Recommendatior~or Remedy: 1. That, on take-off fromNational Ai r- port, aircraft follow the Hver or the 326 degree radial to a point approximately 2 miles northwest of the Chain Bridge; then proceed 10 degrees south over the Central Intelligence Agency,the Bureau of Public Roads, the Cabin John Bridge of the beltway to the U.S. Naval Reserva- tion. Aircraft should be allowed to pro- ceed on frill p0wer~only ~ter”iS~’sing the U.S. Naval Reservation which is approxi~ mately 10 nautical-miles from the~airport. 2. That arriving aircraft visually follow the river or reverse the flight path des- cribed above to Chain Bridge and visually follow the river thereafter; that, in-addi- tion, arriving aircraft tt~e a-two-segment approach descending from the 10.nauti- cal-mile point at a fairly steep angle and at associated reduced power Settings. Transition then could be mad6:to a nor- mal glidesl6pe sufficient fo reduce the initial high descent rate safely• 3. Tlaat these procedures for approach and:departure to andfr0m Washington NationaiAirport be prescribed and en- forced by FAA regulations. Minda Wetzel CAN YOU: HEAR XHE,:F, OREST :the. mrmen:s,:~t6~:a~6~:~dnuid,,~v|!l~ FOR THE PLANES. c0ntam~.tlias.~ng~(ln~:6i,~ears aother~,~,~ mmenta b Cat Fedd methodof:decreasm ~nome.volume:~:~t~ ~*~:~:~ …… . . . namelyi retrofittmg, may:be~mandiit~ry~:~.:,:~ l ne t~aDm donn community questions . ,,, :~f …… ~::~. ,:.< ,:: :. :-,~,:;..,~:~-~e~ for all~atrcraft.~By:msiilatmg.:an,engme:~ .,~;~ ~ the necessity of literally hundreds:ofair- “. ” +”: 2— ” …. . ‘.-‘::”:—:~: ” ‘:’,s, , o:-.~;_–~,i~:~ -:,~ – compartment, a ~essel decreases,ats~pre,~, y :-~ flights over their homes each waking day ~ni n~:,;~” ~i~n I~,, “~ ~q;~;~i~’~ ~ : : ” :=: nnd,gleenino nit,hi_ I-ravellino in and nut …. : …. ” “.”-:: ‘ -: ~’-.-.-; ……. ~:’::-‘ :-~-:~” ~-~: • “1 and,sleepmg night, travelling in and out of National Airport, at an average deci- bel measurement of 74’ dB(A) per,air- craft (sometimes reaching 90 dB(A ). On July ~, 1975 at 1 ~00pm, Charles Foster, Director of the Environmental Quality division of the FAA, called a meeting with everyone involved with noise pollution in Cabin John for the purpose of reviewing the town’s victim- ized position and to discuss specific rec- ommendati0n s establishe d :in November 197~ b3, the CitiZens ~Associati0n of- CabinJoh~(~:f. ‘Ebmr~mfit~- Plafi) ~nd “- to ‘discuss~pOssible alterngiiv’~s: <:” /: ~ ‘Recipidhts’S¢in~tation, namely Dr. Eric h Buchmann., ph~Ysidst and, consultant in:acoustics and-vibra- tions; Mr. John Harper, attorney.; and Mr. Calvin Kytle,:chairman,of, the Envi- ronmental Subcommittee on, Noise Pol- lution, prepared to fofge:a change in the sound, abatement .procedure in order to alleviate(fmally, the incessant roar above their homes. To receive the spokesmen for Cabin John at this meeting were representatives of the FAA: Mr. Ballenzweig, Mr. Mc- Ginnls;and Mr. Densmore. From the EPA was Mr. William Sperry, an officer of Noise Abatement and Control; Mr. Hubbard, chief of DCA Tower; Mr. Fart from Congressman Gude’s office; and Mr. Miller, representing Senator Beall,Jr. • Mr. Foster, regrettably, did not ap- pear. Mr. Ballenzweig conceded, as FAA has reiterated in the past, that to change the present traffic pattern would inter- fere with air traffic at Dulles airport; however, that to review the noise abate- ment rules and to revise operating pro- cedures was a conceivable and necessary solution. Currently, planes resume standard operating procedures at full power over Cabin John. Mr. Ballenzweig surmised that a gradual application of power would s~ften the auditory impact ofjet propulsion; indeed, “as much as a mere 2 dB(A),” according to Dr,. Buchmann. Within the next “few” weeks, Mr. Ballen- zweig stated that “the air court authority will call meetings w~th all pilots to intro- duce the r/~w procedural regulation.” By October 1975, the next publication of • Cal~dn Kytle aired a different perspec- ~. tive on the July 3meet~g.&He~citedMr. Ballenzwelg assaying that;,tlie:average, of 74 decibel level is TOLERABLE,” an opinion thatwas:exp~essedwithOitt: having read fl~e:ca~g Jg~:~i!i~n’:Pg- per and without t~e :re~ce~f~g~:’~/~” knowledge n.ecessary, m Mr.¢,yfle:s:. vaew, to discuss speof~c recommenda- tions. In’ c6njunctio~/, th~’l~)lbnt~bhlery .County Council-//dbp(~d-55″;dB(~)as ” the’ maximum p ermi~ssib!~:~s0%~l l~el:: c0mn~ki/d: or indhStri~:~oh~;~f~b~:-tl~e – ‘residehfi/d zone.” ;~:::!’~ :/::~:~ >:v,, !o: , • Hence,:’tW0issues a/ .hand- the n0ise’ii~elf,as ii ei:intinuds: ~d’th~ • irresponsiv.eneSS ‘of “the :F~,”: an’i~klie d but undaunted Mr.Kytle:exp~ed:.: • The three membeis of Eah~,~o ~ fed that since :1973 theyA~a~/e :ig~13~nen- ced the bureaucratic “rufi~a~omid’:’:bf this regul~t0t~i ag~.~cy~i ii~qn”,.i~i~~n, s – more ,of Foster:s office described’the meeting as :~ “a vel-y’vague/~ff~i ‘~ Further- more,’ Mr; Kytle and compa~: “~’~were told that nol~ody~present:hadethe~authori- ty to do anything if anytlfmg could be done!” • _ :,.: ,: . The facts remain. The: overhead blasts persist Ostensibly, the problem befell the wrong pers0ns. Presently, Senator Bear’ and GOngreSsnian Gude, Who can capably~xflore”the rea:sons for this impasse andcan responsibly effect a compromise to the issue, have inherited the community’s grievances. Mr. Kytle acknowledged that Senator Be.a1)already indicates a needto come toge’ther with the FAA once again, but this time with Mr. James E. Dow, Acting Administrator, to discuss his ‘ the mat- ter.” Until now, nothing has changed… except strategy~ If this is We first time yoti’ve 4 seen,THE VILLAGE NEWS, and you’re interested in seeing itre~!y, Subscription rates ~ ~e’a measl:ey $3.00 for 12 is- 4 ~, •sues. That’s not very much for 4 ~: alot of g~ass roots scooPs! sO Subscribe’today: ” THE,VILLAGE NEWS ~,:.,:~. :~ …. , …. ._~ 8 ……. – ; 5-~’~ ~.~2.: ~s.’-.~.:- ‘~,-‘-‘c-~#’~:~-~)::::-i~:J~:.~” ~’ ~;’~” .~.:~c-:¢.:yL<..~,. ;.~z’.-‘je’..-.~.o=’Q?..7.~ ‘ : ~’~,.~,~” ~2tV~._~z~-/~’~%M.,~yz:~,.~: ‘~:~’5′{L ” • =:-..”~::~i~f~:~’:~3:Yzz.~:?-.,%\ +:~,”:” ~Y “~”:/’;”-‘:~-: ‘ ‘~,,’:’:: ~-¢ …….. ,- ,-. ,.., ° -: ….. :.-~ ~ ~:e-:,.:- ~ ~ ~.. ~_ ,~:-‘,:, …. e~ “~ ~–‘:. , …. .-: ~ . – ~ -, :’ ~.~=,=.~,~;::~; ~,:~:,-~-,~,v~. •. ……. ” …… ” .|~EDBLES ~ FREE EOLK CONCERTS. It’s summ.ertime and that means that AT GLEN ECHO PARK:: r , cucumbers ab0tmd Beloy~ is,a great recipe for Zelda’s Bread and Butter Pic- Ides, coul-tesy of Becky and Copper Wilner. 25 cucumbers ” …. i2 large “oiiions ……….. 1 cup CoarSe salt 3 Cups sug~ 3 quarts Vinegar 2 t ablesp0oiis mustard seed I tablesii’o0n Celery seed I tal~l~sp00n turmeric a little water, maybe 2 quarts Wasla cucumbers, peel onionsand cut each int o rings. Arrange in layers and sprinkle salt over each layer. Cover with ice water andlet Stand 2 or 3 ho~rs (in ….. refrigerator if, P0ssible). Bring o, ther, in- gredients to a.boil. Drain Cucumbers and onions andadd to mixture and b:ring to a second boil. Pack in hotsterilized jars and,seal. Don’t,eat for two weeks. {~-IANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBER Susar~ Teagle 37 Ericson Road 229-3206 (ccrrect number) Susan Gash This ~ummer Glen Echo Park is once again presenting free folk concerts. All concerts are on Sunday evenings begin- ning at 6:00pm. They last.for ltol½ …. hours and will be presented under the “Cuddle-Up” located inside the Park. • August 16th and 17th Ginni Clemens, again participating in the Women’s Art Festival at Glen Echo Park. • August 24th Brian Bowers, who plays autoharp and has just returned from a Euro- pean :tour. • August 31st Fairweather, alocal light folk-rock band playing original material. -::-~.~:’- :-:-~ • September Ist ‘~ ” .Ann!e McLo0ne, formerly from Wa#hington, D.C., now residing in Boston. Annie sings original materi- al. She used to be lead singer for Sageworth and Drums. • September 7th New Morning String Band, playing bluegrass, string and folk music. DAY CARE CENTER PLANNED FOR CLARA BARTON SCHOOL A non-pr0fit, licensed, fully accredited day care center is being organized at the Clara Barton’Sch0ol. The Board of Education has designated 3 classrooms for the centeL we plan to open with an initial group of 15 children ages 2½ to 6 years by November 1. The center Will be Open from 11:30am to 6:30pro, Monday through Friday. In order to assess community needs and make future plans, we would like your cooperation in Filling out the following form if yo u are interested in day care for your child. PLEASE RETURN THE ATTACHED FORM BY SEPTEMBER 2ND. NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER. NAME OF CHILD(REN) AND AGES OF EACH Would you use the program as described? Would you require transportation to the center? Would you be interested in full-day day. care? Would you be interested ha 2 or 3 full days per week? Would you be interested in getting involved in ,developing the center?. For further information call: Ann Segal at 320-3796, Arlyn Jurin at 229-82-79 or Aimee Nover at 229-1444. IN “In~- ra~r~ On August 23 and 24, Glen Echo Park’s Adventure Theatre presents “The Ghost of Canterville Hall” at 1:30 and 3!30pro. Admissionis $1.50 and you can call 320-5331 fo~ reservations. The Park is open noon until 6:00pm Saturdays, and noon until 8:00pm Sun- days. National Park Service eVents and ~ activities include: carrousel rides, Gallery sales, picnicking and a playground. On August 30and 31, September 6, 7, 13 and 14,Glen Echo Park Chautau- quateers present a new, original marion- ette show, “Somewhere in Forever,” at 1:30 and 3:30pro in Adventure Theater. Admission is $1.50 and reservations can be made by calling the number listed above. OnSeptember !, the NationalPark Serviceis sponsoring a Glen Echo Park Labor Day Festival’ with a 6:00pro con- cert with Annie McLoone, offered in cooperation with Studio One Artists. There will be free 12:30 and 2:30pro outdoor mime performances by Archae- sus Productions of “Becoming an Ameri- can” and free children’s arts workshops, noon until 5:00pm. The Glen Echo Park Annual Art Show on September 13 and 14 closes the Park’s Summer Season. Open to everyone, a- dults and children, the show hours are noon to 6~00pm both days. Call 229- 3031 for an entry form. • . ), ,% SENIOR CITIZENS : Are you interested in a program that would offer a hot luncheon and socializing five days a week at Clara Bar- ton School? If you are interested, (and our list at present is still much too small to make this program possible), please call Diane Kellogg at 229-8163 in the evenings or contact Mrs. Shuff. The program would be set up so that reservations must be made in advance, but those participants need not come all five days. They may choose anywhere from two to five days in any given week. Donations of 25 cents per meal will be accepted. Anyone who is 60 or old- er may participate. Spouses may’be in- cluded, even if the spouse is younger than 60. There is no restriction on in- come. THE VILLAGE:NEWS : ~`~X~`~`~!°~:~.~`~:~`~:;2~’~x~:~’`~7.~`.~’~.~..~:~!~:J~;d~`~`~ ”. ,~”:,-.~::.:. ~” .~ ~ ~:, / ‘:,s~ .,:.. :=.;’.~…:/~::::9%~., ~ ~.’~:’~,),..’J,%’~.~ “.~ …… . “, :,~ ,~ …. ~ ……. • ……… by Ghost Writers in the Sky August is an especially good time for- star gazing. The night’s are warm and skies are usually clear. If you look al- most directly overhead an hour or so e~ter sunset y0u’II see a brilliant blue- white star. This is Vega in the constel- lation of Lyra, the lyre. One of the most prominent, and cer- tainly among the most familiar constel- lations to us in the northern hemisphere :is Ursa Major, the great bear. It doesn’t look very much like a bear, and we usual- y refer to it as the Big Dipper. During August you can find it midway up the sky in the northwest shortiy after sun- set. You probably know that by tracing an imaginary line through the two stars in the front of the Dipper’s bowl, you~l come to Polaris, the pole star. Polaris is almost due north, and marks the point in the sky about which theother stars seem to turn throughout the year. The Big Dipper can be used to find two other bright stars of the summer sky. By tracing an imaginary line through the Dipper’s handle at the bend you’ll come to Arcturus, the brightest star in Bootes, the bear driver. Continue ‘the line down almost the the western horizon ancl there you’ll fmd Spica in Virgo, the v~rgin, one of the constella- tions of the zodiac. Here’s an easy way to remember how to find these stars. Following the Dipper’s handle you arc to Arcturus and then speed on to Spica. Often when you’re out at night you will see a “shooting star” or meteor flash across the sky. These are small particles of stone or metal (usually nic- kel-iron) travelling through space that burn up when they come into the earth’s atmosphere. Occasiona~.,y a teor doesn’t burn up completely, but fails to:earth instead. Then it is called a meteorite, and scientists have learned many things about their composition bY studying them. There is a large col- lection of meteorites on display along i ., . . with information on where their,wet :found and how to identify/.hem at t Smithsonian Institution’s Museum o Natural History On the Mall in down town Washington. On an average night you’ll see per- haps six to eight meteors an hour. At certain times during the year the earth’s orbit intersects a swarm of meteors travelling through space. This results in a “meteor shower”, and the number of ~axui cubs ulroug- a ~w,u,~ ~l mFtcur~ ” moving m the same:direcii~n , theft paths are parallel although perspective gives them the appearance of seeming to radiate from a Certain poinf !n the sky. By tracing ,the trails Of August meteors back, you’ll find that most will appear to come from the general vicinity meteors seen hourly increases drama- tically. One of the best known meteor showers, the Perseids, reaches its maxi- mum about August 12th when as many as fifty or more meteors an hour can be seen throughout the night. of the constellation Perseus (hence the name Perseids) which will be low in the northern part of the sky. This month’s ghost writer in the sky is Larry Fein. , , :.,. wom-ansphere By Shelly Keller ~, From its very beginnings in the 1890’s when it was a cultural citadel along the banks of the Potomac, Glen Echo has been an active setting in feminist ~history, The Glen Echo Chautauqua was envisioned as the Nation’s greatest center of general culture and educa- tion and this great wave of democratized culture was quick to recognize the desirability of including women as full participants. Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was directoi of the Women’s Executive Committee; there was a full women’sstudies pro- gram as well as plans for a women’s temple on the site of the Chautauqua. It was a high and ambitious undertaking, short-lived because of an outbreak of malaria in 1892 and an economic depression in t893. In the following years the site had numerous owners and eventually became an amuse- ment park equipped with Spanish Garden Ballroom which hosted the big name bands of the World War II era and the rock ‘n i’ollers of the ’50s. But by the end of the summer of ’68, the park closed permanently after a decade of declining business and deteriorating fa- cilities. Or/August 15th through 17th, Glen Echo Park will be the site of Womansphere 75, an International Women’s Year celebration of women as arts professionals. Quite a change of .fate for a busted carnival. “An Aquarian Age Depot” – that’s what Suzanne Gordon, one of the coordinators of Womansphere 75 calls it. “When so many existing institutions can’t support the increased energy of individuals and their needs for self-sufficiency, the Park offers a structure Which is loose enough to allow the changes that individuals seek. There are incredible social, cultural and economic changes going on in this country. Glen Echo Park as a resource center provides a setting through its classes and participation in programs like Womansphere, where people can learn more self-sufficiency and get involved in running theiroivn li~¢es.” Suzanne continues by saying, “Most important is the fact thatfhis place encourages – women to become full participants. There’s a high percentage Of feminist’inv01vement, in~ ii. :;~ the Park’s programs and staging Womansphere at this site pres,,en~:s optimal: conditions~for ‘ • :,~ =i women to get together, be comfortable and learn new things. : ” °”f ‘” ‘:’~:~:~ .-‘.”-. ‘: ~.i The festival is being sponsored by the National Park Service~in cooperatiofi~withl,i’lic~:~:~ . : • ?:~.:~ Rockwood National Center-Girl Scouts of, the U.S.A. The Rockwood;Centcr.Jn~p~ n~0rmg ,: . Continued on page 10 ” .’. ” “” ” ” ~ ~ ” ” ~. ,~: ‘-‘.”.. , . ~_ : !i; :- ~ ” : THE VILLAGE NEWS 10 ~ontinued from page9 ~ermght indoor and outdoor accommo- dations, as well as five children’s work- shops at the Center. All other activities will take place at Glen Echo Park. Both the fine arts and the performing arts are well represented in this festival. As well as the Glen Echo Graphics Work- shop exhibition, “Women in Graphics,” there will be a regional, juried show of women’s art work, “Images of Ourselves,” the first in the Washington, D.C. area. The show, sponsored by the Washington Wo- men’s Art Center in cooperation with Glen’Echo Park’s women artists, will be a representation of ourselves as artists working in a professional women’s com- munity. A talk entitled “The Artist, She …” on women artists, past and present, will be given Sunday, August 17, at 2pro by Mary Garrard, Associate Professor of Art History at American University. Other festival activities include free all-day outdoor performances, special free children s artsactivities and over 100 crafts demonstrators as well as a number of women-run businesses such as Laminas and First Things First. Friday evening, August 15, there will be poetry readings and a concert, featur- ing poets Lee Lally, Myra Sklarew and others and Sally Avedikian’s band “Ethel Mertz.” Saturday’s events include a lpm con- cert by recording artist Girmi Clemmens, a 3pro concert by Washington, D.C. sin- ger/songwriter Catherine Ordway and a 4pro first solo appearance by Aleta Greene who usuMly performs with Bob Brown, Saturday evening’s schedule includes the Washington Area Feminist Theatre Per- formance of Lorraine, Gloria and Boot- sie, a theatre of the absurd character stu- dy of one woman, by Helen Ratcliffe; and a free dance concert by women in the Louis Tupler Dance Company. Sunday’s events include a 2pm con- cert by Ginni Clemmens, a 3pm concert by Washington, D.C. feminist singer/ songwriter Casse Culver, a 4pro concert featuring local composer and musician Willie Tyson and an evening outdoor concert featuring Chris Williamson and Holly Near. The children’s workshops are in arts, crafts and human development. There are four women’s workshops: “Pinhole Camera Photography,” “Songwriting and Performing, …. Automotive Awareness,” and “Motherhood and Other Careers.” Terri Carta and Susan Sasser are in- structors of the Automotive Awareness workshop. Having taught at the Washing- ton Area Women’s Center, the Y.W.C.A. and Glen Echo for the past three years, Terri says she teaches “teenagers to grand- mothers.” Of Womansphere 75 she says, “There’s a whole lot of new energy this year to reach a lot of people• It’s summer and that’s a high-energy time anyway.” As for the Park being the chosen site for this International Women’s Year celebra- tion, Terri Carta says, “This place is deft- nitely special– there are ideas and feelings and thoughts you have here that are more powerful–they carry a feeling of flowing forward.” Perhaps that’s the feeling of freedom to grow that this busted carnival on a rise of partly wooded land on the Potomac offers as a setting for Womans- ‘phere 75. As for its participants, let’s just say: “The Artist, She…” is alive and well andSn Glen Echo Park August 15th through 17th. Don’t miss Her. SUMMER PLANTING FOR FALL ,4J~ID WINTER HARVEST Shelly Keller Imagine a winter garden, covered with a few inches of snow or some frost. It’s dinnertime and you bundle up and make it for the garden. Tonight you’ll have kale sauteed with onion. You brush the snow from the still-green and healthy kale plant and take enough for the meal. For salad, there’s still lettuce in the cold- frame – not growing anymore but just waiting to be picked• Under hay bales ate carrots, beets, rutabagas, parsnips and turnips. The snow has fallen from the tops of the Brussel sprouts which are mounded around with loose hay, their little cabbages just prime in taste. While you’ve strung up the bulk of last year’s onions, you still have small ones in the garden, under mulch now, that make salad onions and next Spring will provide early scallions and the Spring crop of bulbs when they grow larger. The Chinese cabage isn’t taking the latest spell of cold weather very well but by stripping the frozen outer leaves, there’s still plenty for the centers have held. Here it is winter and your garden is still producing because when the hot days came in July and August, instead of sitting back while the weeds took over, you went into the garden and put your Fall and Winter garden in the ground. It is hot and sunny and dry and the insects are big in July and August, so the little seedlings needed some extra shade, water- ing and attention. But now, with the birds flocking to the feeders and icicles hanging from the roof, it was more than worth it! CHILDREN*ADULTS*ALL LEVELS VERA DOLEZAL 6701 Persimmon Tree Road 229-5685 A VOYAGE DOWN THE OLDE POTOMACK Kevin Flynn A flotilla of Oyster boats, perhaps; maybe a coal-hauling railroad train; cer- tainiy a fleet of bicycles; and canoes and hiking boots… These are the ingredients in an ambi- tious trip planned for next summer by Potomac River devotees including Con- gressman Gilbert Gude (R-Md.). The group plans an expedition that will traverse the entire river, from its source at Fairfax Stone in West Virginia to Point Lookout at the Chesapeake ,e.; Bay. The trip would use every kind of conveyance available, including canal boats, trains, bicycles, canoes, and sailboats, and attempt to visit spots along the river that are known as histo- rical sites, archeological sites, or recrea- tional areas of significance. The planners also hope to enlist groups along the way to help with pre- sentations, re-enactments of history, or local festivals. Representatives of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin met early this year with Gilbert Gude, the National Park Service, and other interested people to plan the trip. The ICPRB staff will coordinate the lower third of the voyage, from Washing- ton to Point Lookout. Staff members are currendy compiling a list of worth- whileplaces to visit and things to do. The Park Service will probably coordinate the journey between Cum- berland, Maryland and Washington since it has jurisdiction over the C&O Canal and other park land along the river. The trip is currently scheduled for the full month of August. Participants hope to spend as much as a week in the coal mining and mill area of West Vir- ginia between the Fairfax Stone and Cumberland. They also hope to enlist the aid of railroad buffs in making the journey. Old rail lines cross and follow the path of the North Branch through much of the area above Cumberland. Participating groups include the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society, the Canoe Cruisers, the C&O Canal Associ- ation, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, American Youth Hostels and many other civic and outdoor groups. The above is reprinted from the PO- TOMAC BASIN REPORTER, Vol. 31, No. 2, with the permission of its editor. ” THE VILLAGE NEWS Seven Locks Road find Tuckerman Lane Cabin John Shopping Center-2_nd Floor ….. Office Hours: Dear Neighbor: Daily 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays i0 a.m. to Noonday. POTOMACCOMMUNITYFEDERAL CREDIT UNION invites you to participate in the only community-owned and directed savings institution serving the people who reside or work in the Potomac, West Bethesda and Cabin John communities. Our Federai Credit Union is a non-profit, cooperative organization, cha~r~ered in 1973 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), an agency of the U. S. Government. NCUA insures each member savings account up to $40,000, just as other federal agencies insure savings accounts in banks and savings and loan associations. Our dividend rate is 6~ PER ANNUM, thelatestquarterly rate paid on regular passbook savings. Deposits received by the 10th of the month earn from the ist! Save by mail, we pay the postage, both ways. .=. ,J LOW INTEREST LOANS NOW AVAILABLE FOR: Consumer – Commercial – Education – Home Improvement POTOMAC COMMUNITY,FEDERAL CREDIT UNION member benefi£>~ include: (i) Life insurance equal to your savings account balance up to $2,000, without additional Cost. (2) Travelers Cheques and Notary Public Services without charge. (3) Money Orders up to $300 with only a 25¢ fee. (4) Homeowners and Automobile Liability Insurance service. (5) Tax Deferred Retirement Accounts. (6) UNICEF Greeting Cards and Gift items. Here are the types of accounts you may open: (i) Individual or Joint Ownership; (2) , Trust; (3) Custodian, under the Maryland Uniform Gifts to Minors Act–this allows tax-free gifts, within IRS limits, to be made to minors each year, and the dividends are considered as the minor’s income, while the custodian may use the funds for the minor’s benefit. Save with the Credit Union, and put your funds to good use right here in our community. Alan Bekelman, Treasurer Bruce D. Patner, President NEWS – . , ,. . Photo by Linda Ford THE CRAB FEAST •.. a splendid time was had by all. The Great Cabin John Crab Feast was indeed ~a smashing success. Blessed by brilliant surishine, good vibrations and high energy_~ gbod people of Cabin John and B~”Y0~d came together in a spi- rit of love, brotherhood, hunger and thirst as never before. The food was plentiful and delicious. In addition, the Four-Year Old School had a successful bake sale, the iHome Study Program raffled off an AM- , FM clock radio, arid THE VILLAGE NEWS tzshirt made its debut. The pic- tures featured ~ay. it best. Special th~-‘l~s shouldgo to our cooks, Celeste Swedenburg, Margaret Coleman, Joan Hook and her suppo~s, Bill White, Pannie Duff, Mai-y Jones, M~e Gibbs, Lily Gibbs, Lena Rose and Carol Kelly; tO our bakers, Susa~a Luchs and the pa- rents and friends of the ,Four Year Old School children who supplied the vast array of bake d goods;~o our capable beer and soda disiJensei~, F~’a!3 K McKinney and his able, frost-£mgered:as~istants; to Photo by Linda Ford • -., ¢,, . c %-:-. I I I II , ..:!;~.’~:’. ~:: Photo by Terry Tannen hard-working volunteers Charles White, Calvin Dove, Bobby Hook and family and friends, Ed and Janie Winslow and family, ticket sellers and servers; to the organizers Celeste Swedenbiirg, Diane Kellogg, Susan Luchs, Susan Vogt, Betsy Haas, Susan Gash, Any Rice, Steve Magnuson and Shelly Keller; to our logistical supporters, the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Depart- ment, the Cabin John United Methodist Church and Palisades Pool; to the f’man- cial managers Ron Morgan and Beverly Sullivan; and above all to Bill White and Cappie Morgan, without whose highener- gy and devotion, this event would not have been possible. THE VILLAGE NEWS wishes to thank everyone who attended and lent their sup- port to the paper, the Four Year Old Scho- ol, the Home Study Program and the Citi- zens Association. This fund-raising ef- fort netted justed over $1,200.00 and will be divided equally among the four spon- sors to be used in their programs. Special thanks also goes to WiUard Scott, WRC’s weatherman of note, for a bit of advance PR on the 11 o’clock News the night be- fore the Crab Feast. CLASSIFIED ADS ….. ‘;F. ~ BABYSITTER WANTED FOR INFANT & 4 YR OLD GIRL 2 DAYS PER WEEK ON A PERMANENT BASIS – HouRs FLEXIBLE – PREFER WOMAN WITH OWN TRANSPOR- TATION CALL 229-8213 OR 320-3796. WILL GIVE AWAY FRIGIDAIRE ELECTRIC RANGE. MUST BE ABLE TO PICK IT UP YOURSELF. CALL 229-7332. FOR SALEi 3 sets of single bed mattress and box springs, $25 and $30 per set; 7 place set- tings Blue Melmae dinnerware for $5; blue nylon club chair $25; boy’s bicycle chrome -finish $15; small girls bicycle $7.50; 9×15 seagrass summer rug, beige color; uniyersal cannister vacuum cleaner with attachments, almost new $12.50.!~James Phillips, 7702 Tomlinson Avenue.• FOR SALE: MAHOGANY DROP LEAF DINING ROOM TABLE WITH LEAVES & PADS. $55. CALL 229-1982. SATURDAY HOUSEKEEPER: I NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN HOUSE FOR ABOIW ‘ 5 HOURS AND TO PLAY WITH 2 SMALL CHILDREN ABOUT 2 HOURS EACH SATURDAY. CALL 320-3299 EVES FOR SALE: SMITH CORONA 110 ELEC- • TRIC PORTABLE TYPEWRITER WITH CARRYING CASE FINE CONDITION. $45. CALL CAPPIE MORGAN 320-3269. HOUSEKEEPER WANTED ONE DAY PER WEEK. SHOULD UNDERSTAND ENGLISH AND HAVE OWN TRANSPORTATION CALL 229-8213. • INTERESTED IN BUYING OR BORROWING BABY’S SCALE AND HIGH CHAIR? CALL CAPPIE MORGAN AT 320-3269. THE VILLAGE NEWS OFFICIAL T-SHIRTS ARE blOW ON SALE~ SUPPORT THE VIL- LAGE NEWS AND CLOTHE YOUR~B)~CK AT THE SAME TIME. THEY COME IN A MULTI- TUDE OF COLORS IN CHILDREN’S AND ADULT SIZES . THEY COST A MEASLEY $3.50 AND ALLPROCEEDS GO TOWARD THE PRODUCTION OF THE VILLAGE NEWS. MAlL ORDERS WITH PAYMENT TO THE VILLAGE NEWS, BOX 184, CABIN JOHN. WANTED: Young man between the ages of :13 and 16 to help out with light maintenance one or tWO days a week for the summer, also eves. after school hours when school starts. See Bill Hyder at Carol Richards Apartments on Tomtinson Avenue, Apt.B-4.

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