January 1974

~.:?, – _ _ ,. ~,~:~,- • . . . @’r~'” ” ……. ~,, ‘~::~:~”: _,~,,,,, 974 Vol. “7! No. ~ ‘ ~:,~. ~ ~,,::,~ Janus 1 • -~:~, JANUARY CALENDAR OF E~ENTS ,, ~ .H~AV, O~I II- 15- 16- 19- 23- 26- Feb. 2- 5- History Workshop ~ Great Falls, Md., CaI~2~9-361~ Grab Bag Walk – IO a.m. Great Falls, Md. ~ Childrens Film – lO,3Oa.m.” Little Falls Libra~ Grab Bag Walk -~,IO a.m. Great Falls, Md’~ Citizens Association – 8 p.m. Clara Barlton School PennyTheater – i0~30 a.m. Little Falls Library Story Hour – IO,30a.m. .~. ~: :~”,, Little Falls Library …… ~” ~'” Adult Film – 7~ 30 .p.m. ,~:~~ ….. ~” Little Falls Library CITIZENS ASSOCIATION MEETING JAN. ‘~,~ Want to hear the outcome to date of the Polin~er case? Come to the January meeting of the Cabin John Citizens Assoc- iation. The Appeals Court has made a ~ deci’sion which will~ffect Cabin John .6 ~ •. ‘ In the ~s”t~ ~ea’~,i!~t least 25 states have acted to reduce~.tHe~;h~-luence of money an secrecy in”t~i~pof~tlcal processes. Maryland was among ~%hose .2~:~.s~tes, .it has enacted ” campaign finance legislation and conflict ef interest~:f~nanc~a~::’disclosure legislation. ” Accor~ing:~to.Common Cause, a group of polit- ical aotivis%s~sed in Washington, D.C., •. .,~ ~. • ~.,,.~,. ~ ,: “hal~.. t~e st@t~s acting in concert in a given area of legislation represents nothing less than ~a gr~sroots • political revival.” ~’~ “In ~most of i the states, Common Cause mere- actively supported the reform legis- lation, but obviously Common Cause does not ~ke credit for ~all these successes. Rather the credit goes to the new .spirited citizen activists, still a minority, who care about the quality of state government! to the state legislators, still a minority, who have responded with leadershipl and to the media, especiallythe press, that have stimulated their efforts.” CABIN JOHN METRO BUS BACK in the future’ . A~Iso.on the agenda is After a brief lapse in service, an update on solid waste,disposal. Cit- the 1metro bus serving Cabin John at the izens Association meetings”are held at ;:” ‘~” Quick Food Shop is back, Thanks to Clara Barton School the fourth Wednesday / ~ Minda Wetzel, president of the Cabi;~’~- of each month .a,t 8,00 p~m., unless other notifi, cat~on is given. Come • and help. to ma:ke~.the plans and see them ::thr..oughJ~or the future~of your commun- ?: ” NATION~PARK SERVICE EVENTS . Meet at the Old Stone House at 3051 M Street at ioa.m, every Saturday in January for a walk on the canal from the Georgetown end. Make reservatidns by calling 426 6851. On Sundays in January a Wander the Waterfront Walk will originate at 6he Stone House at 10am,-‘ Call the above number for information and reservations. …. The events “,at Great Falls b’e.gin.:’with the Gold ~ne walk Which will contl–~ ,~, o turday this month. This walk st~ts, ~% . ~p.m. Every Sunday’ at 2p.m. i S:~t~,,~t Keepers Lot.’ The ranger will~,~ake you to the ruins of a lock house:~ ahd te~ about” ~ the life of ~,. lock, ~ee~Se~;~ ~ ‘ ‘ The Grab Bag Wa~. is. a wlnter walk led by Helen Johnson to look for green things ~d,. birds onwinter. The walk will start at loam.; on 15 January and 19 January. The History Workshop be held Friday the llth of January. A program, Canal for all Seasons will be presented at2 and 3 on 19 January. The program will feature slides by Jim Reber. For information,-and reservations for any of the Great Falls events call 299 3613. John Citizens association. Perm~slon ~i~s%:~ ~ > , – : . ..~_ .~ ~,.” ~:.,,.~ ~’~. ;>. being requested to keep met, re ~ ~….-IS sched~-.,e:s, “qf ” . in the Quick Food Shop ‘fo~ ~ th~’~nf~ma~.t;:ion ~’~’ .,, ;”-‘~ t..-of any interested” person. ‘ ‘ ‘ : ‘ “: ” LITTLE FAL-L~ LI.’BRARY N~i~;” ~, ‘~’ Three events for. chi’idrensche~ ,dul,e~’.,.,.Jfo ~ i the coming month, are,a .f.i~ ~ ~ !O::3~ i ~”;16  anu v, Penn   %t and a story hour at ~i0~: 3~,:,~,~,O~2~.F~bruary.O ~~,’ ~’:’~-, “”~’:'” On 5 February “at 7” “<~ “:~ .. ~3O~t~e movie, ‘~hen This You See, r Me,, Remembe~ will be shown. This is a movie on Gertrude Stein. GLEN ECHO The winter i session of c~asses at Glen Echo Park is beginning now, Everything from fine arts, crafts, and performing arts to automobile maintenance is offered. There are also classes for children. If anyone has taken an especially good class at Glen .Echo,- would you write about it for the Village News? ~e would like to i:ear i~ ~r~ you. IIII/III/IIII/III/IIIIIIIII//////I////I// .!   ….. ~ lew~u~Laxn~m eve~m …. Is ~i”~2, ~07~,a~.~i~5~Z,5,08 ~,~’~’~’:’~ ~ ‘ ~..’:” …….. ~ “: ~:~ DICKERSON SEWAGE PROPOSAL LEAVES MANY UNANS~:ZRED QUESTIONS The little community of Dickerson lies ~out 25 miles from Cabin John in the north- ~st corner of the County, far enough to make t remote for most of us. Yet, Dickerson is ~e proposed site of a project that could well ~fect Cabin John residents in the near future. This project isa 60-million-gallon-a-day ~wage treatment plant. It will be fed by i~ pump-driven mains carrying sewage north tom an east-west llne running through the ~Itway-Rock Creek Park intersection. There is no question that the County and ~e whole metropolitan area needs additional ~wage treatment. The havoc inflicted by the ~erloaded Blue Plains treatment plant on the ~tomac estuary does not need detailing here. ~’~at concerns civic groups – including ~e Cabin John Park Citizens Association, the ~ntgomery Environmental Coalition, and the ~ntgomeryCounty Civic Federation is the resent plan for Dickerson. Despite approval the Governor, such groups continue to raise ~estions about the plan. Amon~the ques- ions: I. Will the discharge of so much effluent into the Potomac, especially in per- iods of low flow, pose a new health hazard? The discharge point will be less than 30 river miles above the intake points for County and D.C. drinking water supplies. Sewage ef- fluent contains many chemicals of un- known toxicity. And there is still uncertainty about fecal virus detec- tion and treatment, according to the testimony of Dr. Oscar C. Liu, form- erly chief virologist at the Federal ~overnment’s Northeastern Water Hygiene Lab. • “No definite pattern can be established for the chlorine resistance of all human enteric viruses,” Dr. Liu noted in commenting on a package treat- ment plant proposed for Greenbrier, Md. “Without such information, valid guidelines cannot be developed for thechlorination process in waste water treatment to specifically safe- guard water supplies from virus hazard.” So chlorination isn’t necessarily the answer. 2. Wi~l the Dickerson plan open the way toidevelopment of an area of the Coun- tylnow planned to be kept rural and ~reen? The General Plan for Montgomery County has committed this area to remain open and green. The existence of new mains will prove very tempting to devel- opers with bodes for new subdivisions.~ More outl.Ting development ~an only mean more traffic and rezoning pressure on Cabin John and other inner suburbs. 3. Is Dickerson economicall and ecologic- al!ysound? Granted, it would permit~ ‘ a sort of recycling should PEPCO proceedwith plans for a steam gener- ating plant using sludge left over from sewagetreatment. But burning sewage:~s~:e~ll~send quantities of / PEPCO also would use sewage effluent “i!~ for condenser cooling before releasing the effluent into the Potomac. Howev- er, this would mean millions of gallons of Potomac basin water lost through evaporation when the cooling water is passed through 800-foot towers needed to reduce its temperature to levels acceptable in the river. Real cyclin~r according to opponents of Dick- erson, involves a much different concept. It’s called land disposal; So far, neither the council nor the k~SC nor their experts have given it serious consideration. Land disposal would consist of spraying or trick- ling treated sewage over 12,000 to 14,000 acres of agricultural or forest land. Sewage nutrients would be returned to the so~l, and natural soil filtration would purify the effluent and cleansed water would be returned to the underground water supply. There’s still time to express your opinion. Before the Dickerson plan can obtain Federal funds, it must be studied for impact on the environment by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency. Citizens can write comments to Mr. Russell Train, Administrator, E.P.A., 4th and M Streets, S.W., Washington, D.C. 2 2o~6o. – The preceding article was taken from the Chevy Chase Village Citizen’s Association Newsletter, The Citizen’s Voice, with some minor changes. There are additional utility plans being made to use the Potomac. which will have further bearing On those discussed above. Next month, I will try to present up to date plans from PEPCQ and ~SC for the Potomac River. TIPS ON CONSERVI~ EI,~/%OY On an electric range, turn off the burners five minutes beforetthe end of cooking time. The food will continue to cook. Sediment in the bottom of your water heater tank may be insulating the water from the heat source. Every month, flush the sediment out of the tank by draining water from the faucet at the bottom on t~e tank. A near full vacuum cleaner bag causes the vacuum cleaner to use more energy. About ~ five percent of operating cost can be saved by raising the air conditioning thermostat one degree. Lubricate bearings on the furnace f~n motor at\~he beginning of every season. ~ For quick and inexpensive window winter- proofing , •press a sponge rubber strip into the spae~e between the ~ppr and lower sashed. Drafts around doors and windows can increase your heating bill by 15 to 30 per cent. Keep the coils under the ~efrigerator clean. Dust on the coils will cause the refrigerator to work harder. x3! ,’8~.i’:. i “)”~’: …. %4 ‘ t>-,,..” ¢u j. RECIPE FILE . This recipe is taken from BETTER LIVING THROUGH BETTER EATING by Mary T. Goodwin. This book was published by the Montgomery County Health Department ~r~ ~ae distributed free at the last Cabin John Healt h Day. ~ I have tried it and found it deliciousj Garbanzo beans are available at health food stores and a Convenient one is the store at Little Falls Mall. This recipe is one of mar~in the book to hel p control high grocery bills. To make the soup even more nutritious Use water left from cookingvegetables. YOU might also llke to put in a bit more seasoning than called for. I do. GARBANZO BEAN SOUP 2 cups dried beans salt 1/2 t. dried rosemary 3 T. olive oil 3 cloves garlic, put through a press 3 T. chopped onion 2 T. diced green chili (canned ones found in . the Mexican food section ) I have tasted the cookies made from the followin~ two recipes, and can tell you they’re both really~reatl Don’t Wait until the holidays to try them. Soak the beans overnight, in enough water to keep them covered. The next day, add some salt Candied fruit cookies Kay Kemp I cup butter or margarine i lb. glace~ fruits I~. cups sugar ~ i lb. dates~ 2 eggs i lb. raisons 2~ cups whole wheat flour ½ lb. almonds – I tsp. baking soda chopped i tsp. salt ~ lb. pecan s I tsp. cinnamon chopped! Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, and mix well. stir in dry ingredients and fruits and nuts. Dropby teaspoons onto ungreased baking Sheet. Bake I0 minutes at ~0. Cool slightly beforeremoving from pan. Don’t overtake. Easy Holiday Cookies Wanda Verask~ i T. Worchestershire S. 3 to 4 T, tomato paste i cup soft butter or margarine • fresh g~und black pepper~ cup each granulated sugar and firmly packed i cup’shell macaroni brown sugar teaspoon vanilla ~ i egg teaspoon soda $ teaspoon salt 3~ cups sifted fl0ur .. raspberry Jam .. Caramel Nut Topping and Lemon Glaze (below) Cream together butter and sugars; add egg and cream throughly. Mix in vanilla, soda, and and the rosemary, as well as more water if needed, salt. Stir in flour. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours, until the beans are tender 1 hour before using. Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan and add to it the crushedgarlic and chopped onion. when the onion is transparent, stir in the diced green chili, the Worchester~hire sauce, and tomato paste. Add this sauce to the beans and their liquid, and season with plenty of pepper. Add a little more water-just enough to make room for the macaroni. When it is simmering, ~pour in the macaroni and continue cooking until ~’it is tender, another 20 minutes or so. Serve steaming hot with French Bread. ~ HIGHLIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS PARTY Cabin John’s Christmas Party was a good evening for all, featuring Cabin John United Methodist Church andGibsonGrove AME Zion Church Chior~, the FumblingFive (+3), the ~bin John Girl Scouts, Laura Shostack (the 4 year Old Class teacher),Community children, Celeste Swedenburg (As Santa), Phyllis McGrab, and great goodies afterward. Andy Clark deserves special recognition for his acting talent displayed that night. /lll/I/lll/ll/illlll//////////////////////// ifred Whittaker, a past president of the ~abin John Citizens Association, and long ~ime resident of CabinJohn, died early in )ecember. Our co,~unitywill miss him! our ,ympathy to his f.amily. Chill dough at least To shape cookies, take 1/3 of the dough at a time and pat it into a square or rectangu- lar cake about 112 inch thick. Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet and roll it to form a rectangle or square about 1/8″ thick. Dust dough wit~ flour to prevent sticking to rolling pin. With knife, trim edges square- ly. Scoze dough lightly with knife to lmark cookie shapes – rectangles, trlangles, squares, etc. Save dough scraps to reroll. Spoon small amount of nut topping (below)on cookies, or drizzle raspberry Jam along side or center. Bake in a 375 degree oven about I0 minutes, unti I lightly browned. Remove from oven, immediately cut cookies along scored lines, but leave in place on baking sheet° Let cool for a few minutes then drizzle Lemon Glaze along edges or in center to complement arran- gement of topping. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Caramel Nut Topping, Melt I tablespoon butter in small saucepan. Stir in 3 table- spoons brown sugar. Add 3 tablespoons evaporated milk or light cream and brin~ to a ~II boil, stirring, for about 30 seconds or Until slightly tW~cke~ed. Blend in ~ cup chopped pecans or walnuts and remove from ~!Lew~n Glazes Blend I ~ cups sifted confec- :~;ti~ers’ sugar with grated rind of I lemon ~!~ ~nd 2 tablespoons lemon Jmice. Adjust consistency with more lemon J~ice. Adjust consistency with more lemo~ Juice or con- ~ fectioners sugar. :.” :,I~:~. ~,,”.-J:’i;-“~’i~ ……. )~”‘ WANT ADS SEAMSTRESS&ALTERATIONS, Womens and child- rens, with diploma. Phone 229-~769. IRONING, My home. $6.00 per b~sket. Mrs. Holt, 229-36~2. BABYSITTING, Your home o~i~mine, fenced in yard. Call Mrs. Hunt~ 6530 78th St. Phone 229-7216. MADE TO ORDKq, Crochet and Knitted Capes, Sweaters, or other things handmade for sale, Call Mrs. Hunt – 229-7216. ROOM FOR RENT, Or Room and Board, Call Mrs. Hunt 229-7216. HOMEMADE CAKES AND PIES, Also fruitcakes and cookies, please call Mrs. Hunt, 229-7616. FOR SALE, Two snowtires, Atlas Weathergard, E-78-15, Rayon Cord. Bought by mistake and hardly used. $25. the pair. Call Calvin Kytle, 229-6609. Village News Staff, Mary Anne Wilson Editor P.O. Box 186, 229-3397 Janet Donee – News 6503 ?6th St. 229-7394 Joann Bast, mailing 229-8789 Concord School – Collating and stapelin~ …. , <•:.i~i. I t~,,,,,~,=, S,.,,°kq.=i, lq,=~,l EMI . DO LE ZAL PLUMSIN   EkTIN@ -561 5 kl~ir’S tt+.-,e,t-~;.~ ~,~, ~u~,,e, P~=,,,~e, T r

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