June 1972

VO±. 2 I~0. ~/ The drive for glllage News money has gotton off to a very good start. To date we have collected $233.00, not quite half of our goal. Several streets have been canvassed by volun- teers although very few PeOPle did actually offer help there. With the money now on hand, • we should be able to publish 5 more issues. If you haven’t been oailed upon, stop ,,~alting, and mall your check today to Cabin John Village News 6509 76th St. Cabin John 20731 Se#eral people have enclosed notes with their checks, all of which I have appreciated. But one note was especially nice, and I thought I would share part of it with everyone. I’m not going to disclose who wrote it because I don’t want to let his nleghbors off the hook~1 In part it reads “I’m sure that all my neighbors ~ and myself like your paper Very much… In the event that the other ‘seven’ on my street forget to mail in their contribution, I would llke the pri- viledge to pay for us all.” An eight dollar check was enclosed. The July issue of theVillage News will ‘,be delivered on July l~ or 16, with the next issue scheduled for the first of Seep:ember. The Staff. needs a vacation too.’Have a good stunmer~i THANKS ,TO DIANE HEFLIN As Chairman of the Cabin John Four- Year-Old class, I would like to public- ly thank Mrs, Diane Heflin for the out- standing job she has done with our children this school year. I• am sure I speak for all the parents of our four year olds. Her seemingly never-ending ideas for class activities have~inc!ud- ed trips to the zoo, Dumbarton Oaks,~ the regional park, walks along the canal, puppet shows and others.~ The chi:Idren have not only,made fresh bread in School, but also made their own : butter to put on it. They even cooked brea1¢fast one morning. You must admit most four-year-olds do not get the opportunity to do most of these things. It has taught our children not only to play together, but to also work togeth- er. Where Diane gets her ideas, zest, enthusiasm and sometimes sheer courage for some of her undertakings, I’ll never know, but I hope she never changes• Good luck to you, Diane, in your future years of teaching and may all your classes and their parents be as happy •and satisfied as this, your first claims. Ella Fisher Chairman Four-year-old alass i)/II 9¢, lle e June 1972 JUNE CALENDAR June 6 PTA meeting 7:30 school library June 6 Little Falls Library 7:30 p.m. slide show June 8 Softball game, 6:30 p.m. Fairland Rec Center June 9 Clara Barton Field Day Ballgame starts 8:30 a.m. June i0 Ctory hour little Fails library June 13 Softba game 6:30 p.m. Cabin John Bee Center June 15 Softball game 6:30 p.m. BCC Rec Center June 16 Luncheon for teachers CB school June 20 First fr~,e swim ii-i Palisades Pool(and every Tues & Thurs) June 23 Book talk 1:30-3 p.m. IF library: June 27 Softball game 6:30 p.m. .; Cannon Rd Elem School June 28 Penny Theatre LFalls library i June 29 Softball game 6:30 BCC Rec Cen. July 22 Crab Feast i VFW OFF ICERS The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5633 . . ham chosen th~ae officere for the year, P=amidant~ Ruby Schell Smnio~ VP: Linde Rickotts Junloz. VP: Judy ~llls~ Treesu~e): Frances Hugely Chaplain: Do=othy Rue:or Conduct~esmmI~ene Fortne~ Gu~d: Donne Hollfleld The men of the post hove selected =~ their loaders, too. Cocm~andec= Pee=~an t,~c~hall Senior VP~ Lsarencs Holl~lsld Junior VP: A~chis Booth Qumrtermester: R.B. Jonas Adjutant: Paul Beck Judge Advocate: ~Ickey Ricketta Su~gaon: Lou Loude~mllk Chaplain: Ralph ~1o~gal 3 y¢ trustee: W.K. Starbard 2 yr t~usto=: Paul Beck i. yr trustee: Bill ~!Ito C__~. J_~. Fir____~e De__eg_!~ Softball Schedule June 3 June 13 June 15 June 27 June 29 Cabin John at Uillandale #2, ~:est Fairland Recreation Cent. Burtonsville at C. J., C.J. Rec. Center B.C.C. st C.J., B.C.C. Rec.Cent. Cabin John at Uillandale #I, Cannon Road Elem. ~chool Silver. E at C.J , B.C C ,C~nprin g • . Rec. ter ” ” Game Time- 6. ~ ~.m PROGRESS ON THE PLAN ~rellminary reports by chairmen of the six Action Committees on May 23 showed good progress, with Tom Brown from the Office of Community Development indicating that the community should be”ready to go” by fall. Brown kicked off the program with an illustra~ed talk showing zoning, health, housing and park needs in Cabin John. Following Brown’s presentation, citizens were free to visit each of the committees and to ask questions. Chairman John Badgley’s Housing Committee reports the following recommendations for the Cabin John M Master Plan: l) a rehabilitation loan fund designed to assist owner occupants of single family homes with the cost of neededrepairs and remodel- ing; 2) federal assistance for home ownsrship as available from HUD and other sources; 3) federal assistance for the elderly in rental housing through HUD; 4)establishment of mini- mum property syandards an~ rehabilita, tion guidelines for residential pro- perty; ~) that the association en- dorse thecounty’s program to purchase housing in deteriorated condition for the purpose of rebuilding and resale; and 6) that the Cabin Jo~hn Development Corp. , in 6ooperation with the Land Use Committee~ carry out the planning and development of housing in the community wherever practzcal. On this latter proposal Chairman Robert Pallme called a meet- ing of the corporation for May 31. Possible desirable additions to Cabin John being considered by Barbam Clark’s Land Use Committee include: l) degontamination of the Cabin John Creek; 2) a bike trail through the entire Cabin John Park area and new park addition ( a proposal endorsed “” by several committees); 3) an addl- ‘ tional active recreation area; 4) one :. or more pedestrian accesses to the C & 0 Canal; 5) Renovated and new moderate income housing; 6) resurfaclng MacArthur Blvd. but retain the present. location and two-lane highway; plant- in= and good maintenance along sides; 7) a community center; 8)a small ~ branch library; 9) a community/commer- cial area with a limited number of services in low key architecture; lO) a stopover point on the canal/: towpath such as an outdoor cafe with canoelbike rentals. A. MacDonald Oodds’ committee on Proposed Improvements stressed that the community must zealously guard against any proposed action by develop- ers or others in the guise of improve- ments which might jeopardize the Mas- ter Plan or “be the basis for a claim of change-of-character in the neigh- borhood in future rezoning attempts.” His com.~itteealso urgedithat curbs, gutters and sidewalks not be installed on residential streets unless speci- f$~alJy a~ked o b o ners o ~” {n~ic~te~ a w~r~°~s Cl~lzens nave ~.. of disruotive improvements that will ~i~:inter~bret wi~,.,t,h Ca~bin John S t!ees” .<.~.’~i,~;.~! ” . : …. ,. ~…¢~~ .. ,. . .L~i . “~&~,%~-~:..”” ‘,- ~ ~’ ‘ ” “.’~,~” ~” ” ~ .:! ‘ “”” ” . ‘ Dodds’ committee is also calling for a “return to at least the level of~ :~ maintenance of MacArthur Blvd whic~ was practice@ in years past”, and that the County be asked to lend support. A combination footpath and bike trail in the parks and wherever practical in the community was also an aim of the Dodds co~nittee. A loop that would provide the community with a combination trail and greenbelt would also provide citizens more access to the C & 0 Canal. Better street lighting was recommended by the Dodds Committee where requested with empha- sis in the Seven Locks and Persimmon Tree Road locations. Chairman Morris Fradin, of the Natural Resources Commlttee~ stressed that “YOU – the citizens – are the most important resource in the area.” He called for a relentless effort to clean up Cabin John Creek, warfare on noise and particularly Jet air- craft, a biking trail, acquisition of the Burgess property by the county for conversion into a park, litter cleanup and other improvements. Chairmafl Gladys Richardson, Schools and Public Services, said her committee is making a detailed inquiry into schools and public services inclmding transportation needs. It was reported ~hat the D.C. Transit Commission had made no effort whatsoever to contact association”officials as regards transportation improvements. A special transportation report will be included in the Richardson report. The committees have been working hard for the past several months~ and will be finalizing their pland over the summer. Any suggestions for any of the committees would ~be mos% wel- come – Just contact the chairman. Remember, this is o~~lan. Jim Craig, past Citizens Asso. Presid~ht /lItIlI, II/IIlI/IIlIilIlIII/I/I/IIlII/ HOME STUDY NEWS Home Study Inc. is delighted to announce that they cleared over $800 at the Strawberry Festival last month. That money will be spent on camp, and college scholarships, and is greatly appreciated. Thanks are due to all who volunteered in baking and selling and who made it such a success. Home Study summer camp information will be sent home from school with the children in J~ne. If additional information is desired, call Celeste Sweedenburg at 229 – 2282. ** FTee Swim, sponsored by Home Study at the Palisades Pool, will begin the week of June 19. There will be two days this(year, Tues, and Thurs. from llam to lpm. All community children from 6 to 15 yrs are welcome, Younger child- ren must be accompanied by a parent. Adults are needed to help supervise on a ratio of 6 ki~s to one adult. The ticket of admission to the Free Swim is a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian saying: I give permission to ~to come to the Free Swim at the Palisades Pool and I assume all liability. Signed ,~-~!~ ‘ ~.~~” “” ~!~: . THF ~ :.GIRL IN THE PORTR~jI.T ~i~i..On s day just before th• turn of th• c•~.¢Ury, a young glrl was writing • letter on a n•w machine cell•d a typewriter in the office of H.K. ~ulrord Co., • Phlled•lphia pharmaceutical firm. H•r d•s~ faced a window into the office of Rr.. ~ulrord. On thl• day ~r. ~ulford we8 visited by anilarttst who had been engaged to paint • mural~ in hi• home, but talk of the dot•lied arrangements for the mural us interrupted by the artlet~.8 fascina- tion with the glrl at the typsurlter, “Who is she?” h• asked,, gazing at her through the window, “would you introduce me~’ “She 10 ~188 Constant• Inm~n,” he was told, “and I will see if I san pecsueds her .to egreo to en introduction st soma later time,” Thle le the ==y thlnge were dons then, folks; very little ree~blance to the smles repre8entatlve esklng the receptionist If ohm is free for lunch end knows a 9cod eteekhoume. But beck to 1899. ~r, ~ulfozdm•ked the pretty young typist if she would ooneent to moot ~r, Joseph C. Claghorn, artist and gentleman. ~r. ~ulford thoroughly covered the Claghorn family (New England wheloro to Philadelphia arlstocrat8, wlth In uncle who .me president of the Pennsyleanla Academy of Fine Arts), Joooph*e wducmtion (Academy of Fine Arts, School of Industrial Art, U, of Pennsylvania School of Architecture), hi8 impre88iva reputation (just thirty, h• =me elra•dy much respected in East Co.st art circles), and hie fin• cherector, Connl• agr•sd to b• lntroduc•d but uithout much onthuela•m. I asked h•r why she wa• r•luct=~t .and this lovely lady nm, in her tenth decade smiled’, in remembrence. “I don’t like to brig, but you •re I already had a greet many beeux. ~y. fafnir, a Britioher, played crlckot, •nd all the c¢!cket players fall for me, Th•re ~m8 many w gentlem~n in Philmdalphlm who-wanted my hand.”: Connie’s grandfather founded the In~n Stoem8hlp~Llna, ~Iret pe88ongo~ ship• to go ” betweeh Englandend th• Unit•d~Stet~s=. ~hen Joeeph~,~iaghorn had be•n properly proaentod,~e wasted no time In persuading Connie to come ~ to his Phllad•lphte studio to sit for an oil portrait, ~hen:~I responded to tht• with. an Interested Ahal J~e. Claghorn hastened to tell me that the artist’s 818tar had come in From their country home to be present as chap•ran• It every •Ittlngo This First portrait, unfortunately, Is no longer in ~re. Cl¢~orn’a pc•session, nor can. 8he trl~o ~ere it has gone. The Ciaghorn family invited young Connie to their •state in Wayne, Pennsylvania for weekends and after a rommnce of remarkably long progre881on~i”~¢. Cl=ghorn courted me for two,yasra”–Jos•ph and Connie ware married InNovember of 1901 and. honeymooned in N•w York City and the Delaware countryside. ,- During the early year8 of-.thelr merrlag• Joseph was manager end art director of an engraving end printing company in addition to doing much work with hlm own painting. ~hmn a wonderful new high school ~• planned for ~ashtngton, D,C., to be one of the first public. schoolsl in th• country to have .a full art dapartmbnt, Joseph applied for the Job of dtrecto~ of art. ~hon fall came, Central High was opened at 13th and Clifton Streets, N,W, end the~Cl•ghorns came to ~ashlngton to etey forever. Th•y~hsd en =pertm•nt in the cltyand began looking £or • country home “way out.” They bought • smell house on the C&O Canal, end lived in it In the summers. ~hmnthey installed hset in lg24, the Claghorns.gsvs up their city ~partm•nt end movedi~to C•bln John ?or good. Jo8eph added on room8 and en upstairs end then In 1933 built • large, studio with ceiling• rising to 15′ end arching into a huge skylight. ‘Today the aky!Ight has been covered over with plywoed and the studio Is ~8. Claghorn’s bedroom, but the sign ~Claghorn Studio” I= •till seen at the entrance to the drivs~y loading o?? Rlverslds Drive. ~. Claghorn •pent. twenty-five years teaching the young•tare, o? Castro1 High (now C=rdozo) ell forms.of.art–pottery, J•welry, drawing, painting, etchlng–end then retired in his mld-slxtles to concentrate on his own pslntlng. Hs was the first local artist to have a one-man exhibit st the Smlthsonlan Instltuts. It was sn exhibition or etchings o? landscapes, nudes, end local buildings. Prssldent end ~rs. Hoovsr one ysa~ sent out a Chrlstm•s card etched by. Joseph Claghorn. He wee commissioned to prspirl S portfolio O? distinctive ~ashlngton landscapes which were presented by President Hoover as • personal gl?t to th• King and Queen o? Siam when they vieitsd ~=•hlngton. One oil, “A -Florida Perk,” and many etchings belong to the Natlonel Collection -of Fine Arts of the Smltheonien Institute. For the list twelve y••rs of hls llfe, Joseph Claghorn turned From ells end devoted himself exclusively to water colors which sold as fast es he could produce them. He did old-fsshton•d scenes–co=oh••, tavern•, blacksmlth shops– and ha painted all the famous buildings of ~illlamaburg. Four of these ~llllameburg scenes hang in • prestigious bank in Baltimore. Joseph Cleghorn died in February of 1947, end for the past quarter of a c•ntury Constanc• Inman Claghorn ha8 lived alone in the s•cluded little house on. the cane1. The rooms are hung with some of h•r husband’s paintings, including a largo oli of her••lf ess young wife. ~Ith the years she ham lost some of her hearing ,and most of her eight, ends housekeeper lives with h•r now. Hsr m•mory is remarkably good and her recollections are many: ~’ President and ~re. ~lldon driving through Cabin John in thslr hlgh automobile, w•vlng to her and her husband ms he painted the trees along Conduit Rood – the Chautauqua at Glen Echo – the one-horse streetcar that came out from downtown, later replaced by thetrolley – the teahouse at 14th and F whore she sometimes worked to help hotfriend who owned it – walking up to 79th Street for the mall – ~rs. Tuoh•y who had • big vegetable garden -every year – Ralph Scott, who built two houses along the canal (now Hall’s and Thompson’s) the Potter form–later sold to make way for the ~odel B~sln–and Nra. Potter’s baked goods stall st the Betheods market – happy, quiet days along the canal, with the doge that wars always • pert of their llv•s – the advent Of electricity with the Cleg- horns the first in towh to hook up – the first telephone llne In Cabin John, shared.by the C1eghorns and Fly• other femlllee , mrs. Claghorn never had children, end ,.~ there are no close rolitlves. A few dear end faithful frlende, cat• for her in these lest .~ years of a long llre~:~thlt opens ~the centur, les ~ Fu~ni~uFe roF sole 2 single beds, cot, 2 black bureaus, 2 cherry end tables, tricycle, 2 children’s bikes, wagon, crib, 2 overstuffed chairs. All very reasonably priced. 229-4357 8109 Riverside Avenue. p)ants fo~ sale The greenhouse of’ Concccd Special School has a variety of outdoor plants, both flours end vegetables for ule now and all th¢ough the lumber at varying prices. Also available: ceramic planters filled mLth greens, $5, Take Wilson to Broxburn, left on Loch Lomond, loft on Hidden Crook Road. These plants are re/sod by the retordod students It Concord. Support the/r project. Y~I’d pprk ~rh/s summer Steve Whittaker, 229-8899 S5 for an averogo lama. Sive~way Kittens, 3 female, I black, 2 tabby. 6 weeks old~ 229-4567 House for rent 3-bedroom, rec room, patio, trees, fully furnished. ?~vailab!e June 20-August 20 229-2522 Furniture for sale 2 hand-woven sea-grass beige rugs 9 x 15, excell- ent condition. 5 piece maple dinette suite, heavy-duty electric fan – 2 speed with timer~ 3 electric motors. J.F. Phillips 7702 Tomlinson ~eamstress will sew ladies’ clothes sad do alterations. 229-4769 House in Cabin John wanted to buy by young couple 229-0651 Giveaways Small chest-type freezer, sofabed good condition but needs re#overing 22°-4690 Used tent t~anted to buy 229-0280 Tk41 PINIST IN pFI Ol~ li | i O Nil. li Ir t, U “f y CAm Phones:’ 299-9575 & 299-9576 Potomac I/illage Coiffeur % L.f ..,,,,….oo.,. I0111 River Rood ” ~,~,/G Potomac. Mirvl.nd 20854 O.ISTImlCIIVI 14&IN IITyI. INQ . FOrt TNI GN&CIOUB LOON QUI  fOOl) slloP H,a  EMIL -DOLE ZAL PLUMBING Giveaway : Stones, Bricks, and /IL- ~ …. Miscellaneous from the two houses on Seven Locks Rd. which were recently burned down by ~ the fire department. Soon the foundations will be bulldozed over, so get what you want now. DO YOU HAVE IT??? The Citizens Asso. is looking for their coffee pot last used 3 years ago. Oid you agree to store it in your attic or basement? If you find it, or have an idea where it might be, please call Janet Hutchindon at 229-6144. Recipe of the month SOMETH,ING SPECIAL STEW Use your own amount large or small Bite size chunks of beef Bite size chunks of carrots, onions, potatoes, celery Tapioca V8 juice, large Or small c~n Place uncooked meat in kettle, season, add vegetables. Add 3 or 4 tablespoons tapioca. Barely cover with V8 Juice. Cover and bake ~ ‘,ours in 250 ° oven. , Mildred Shuff VILLAGE NEWS STAFF Susan Vogt, editor 229-6479 Barbara Clark, features 229-6431 Maryann Wilson, news 229 3397 Theresa Jessup, gardenin& Morris Fradin, special articles Ad Rates: Commercial ads ~3 per month o~ ~8 for 3 mos. • Want ads.~!50¢ for ‘4 lines, 15¢ ~ext~line House for sale and rent Free A~b HEAT|NG Zz? “5685 R~E rS Dred~ S~rw;~ i Phone: 229-1361 or 229-9811 • – ,,. .., , /., — .. . lao,  .,4,mmo, 229-5&8S ***¢ FREE SHAMPOO **** A complimentary shampoo is offered with this coupon when you purchase a new style, color, or permanent at DOROTHY~ELEN’S BEAI~Y SALON 76.30 Tomlinson Ave. Apt. 15 * Cabin John, Maryland 20731 This offer is good through August 31 1972 e-Trotter, Comes HomeToCounty • By Morris Fradin After hump-bumping along on a camel in the Holy Land~ crossing the Atlantic on a steamship, crisscrossing the United States by jet liner, and riding her son’s motorcycle around Monfgomery County, 80- year-young Edith Martin “Bin’.’ Armstrong declares; “I’ve traveled about every way ~nd everywhere.” Butl the enthusiastic widow keepS journeying around, alone ‘, “so I can make new friends.” She has already Visited 40( countries and 14 islands, !ncluding Japan and Hawaii. “Even Ireland, where I kissed the Blarney Stone,” she chuckles. She trips off to Central An~erica in July. Annual Visit “Bin” will.complete her annual visit with her son, Richard W. Armstrong, 11101 South Glen Road, Potomac, on June 16. “Meanwhile I’m catching up with all the doings of my family, relatives, and friends in Montgomery County. ~hard is a Department’of Tran- sportation mechanical engineer, busy on automobile safety programs. Although vigorously op-. posed to li~mg in the past, globe-trott~ ~ Armstrong is proud to have helped organize the Potomac Valley Homemakers’ Club ~0 years ago. She has also donated 10,0~.:~olunteer hour:i~o Red Cr6ss~..activitiqs and~i0 years to welf~ire -work” in the county. Mter residing for decades in Cabin John Park and Glen • Echo .Heights, “Bin” bought a trailer in ~aples, Florida. That’s “home base” between trips ’round .~ the world and a yearly pilgrimage to Maryland. Biffs family includes two. sons~ two daughters-in-law, EDI’~H MARTIN “BIN” ARMSTI~ONG was 72 years young ~hen she posed with her Amish boy-oil paig!ing. Photo by Morris Frodin u six grandchildren, two great into litde treasures. Her grandchildren–and coun- nimble mind and fingers tless good friends create original Christmas everywhere she goes! .tree ornaments from tooth- ‘Days at Cabin John’ picks, light bulbs, and pine Busy, restless 15 hours of cories. The gilded, silvered every dayl Bin still found toothpicks become star- time some years ago to bursts; the lamps are author “Days at Cabin decorated in gay designs; John,”a volume of quaint the pine cones are tran- anecdotes and stories about sformed into jolly elves and the earthy people who lived along the C & O Canal in the early 1900s. The authoress i~ also a lecturer, gadgeteer, and daily bridge player. Ag a sewing teacher in summer school classes in the Bethesda area, she became best known for using a Santa Clauses. And “when Bin’s wool and cotton scraps are braided into colorful rugs, which she donates to church bazaars or welfare groups aiding the needy~ the handicrafts sell for fancy prices. So do her “Smile” pillows, stuffed animals, sewing needle as a “magic Christmas socks, and all wand.'” With it she could ‘~. sorts of gimcracks fashioned transform a dollar’s worth of”! of felt, cloth, plastics–and a slipcover remnants” into a: vivid imagination. chic gown, or create an attractive .housecoat fro~ • Never StudiedArt $:77 worth of materials. Young-in-heartBin never studied art, but scores of her Bin is equally noted as an oil paintings decorate the S.O.S. (Save Old Scraps) homes of family and friends specialist. Wherever she in many states. “I always goes, she. converts scraps give them away, framed.and wired, so the recipients will have to hang them,” she laughs. The walls of ~ her mobile home display a number of paintings she favors, particularly one of an Amish boy eating an apple. From an under-a-bed storehouse in her trailer, Bin extracts a ‘scrap of cloth, a bit of metal, a button, a wine goblet, or a doorknob. These are swiftly formed into a toy for a child, or a dinner table, or a wall conversationpiece for someone ~ seeking “something different.” A bottle cap becomes a medallion; a bridge table, dowel pin, and cloth are turned into a child’s colorful playhouse, storable in a small closet bag. Old discards receive new life in her busy hands. She delights in converting rags into raiment, junk into jewels of . — ingenuity. One Big blistake Bin regrets “one big mistake.” She once owned the carriage of C,ara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, but allowed playing children to gradually destroy it. “Including its lovely beveled-glass side lanterns,” she recalls, wistfully. “I do wish I had saved them.” They would now be cherished possessions in the Clara Barton House, an historic shrine in Glen Echo. Nonetheless, more Mont-. gomery County homes each year acquire Bin-made trinkets. For whenever Bin departs for her winter cocoon in Florida, she leaves behind heaps of curiosity- exciting packages marked “Do Not Open ‘Til Christ- mas” for her great and grand-children, • relatives, and myriad of friends in Rockville, – Potomac, Bethesda, Glen Echo Heights, and Cabin John Park. &~,&&&~:&~t&&&i~&&&&&&&&& &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& J PTA t~WS. There will be a PTA Executive Committee meeting on June 6 in the Clara Barton School Library. This meeting will be open to ~he .,~cmmunity as usual, and is specifically for last year’s executive members • and those new members already appointed. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm and al3 teachers and parents are invi- ted. The agenda will include a report from ~ the Health and Safety Committee on Life Science and Human Development (sex education), plans for the four- year-old program, a discussion of report cards, and a proposed evalua- tion of academic progress. &&&&&&&~:&&&&&&&~&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&& The officers installed last month at the PTA meeting are Burtt Richard- son, President; Susan Vogt~ Vice President; Betty Sponaugle, Record- ing secretary ; K~y Kemp, Correspon- ding secretary; E1 Geib, Treasurer; and Celeste ~wedenburg, Nominating C ha i rma n. A luncheon is planned on June 16 for all the teachers and staff at the school. This is the day after school closes, but the teachers will still be working. Specifically this will be to thank Miss Fazekas, Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Peel for their dedication this year and to wish them well in the future. The Room Mothers are plan- ning this luncheon, and if you,want ~ ~ to contribute ~ please r call you~ri/~booi!:~ ~i~ii~ Citizens have High Hopes for Future As Action Reports are Prevued; Conservation Suit gets New Lift The Cabin John Park Citizens Asso. on May 23 prevued the work:of its six Survey Action Committees, cheered news of court action on the ROlinger Tract’s apartment complex, opposed the zoning plea of the Palisades Pool Asso. to switch from a “community” to a “private” pool, and installed new officers. With the Clara Barton School All Purpose Room decked out with maps, charts, and picture displays portray- ing a glowing community future, citizens learned that its six commit- tees- formed as a result of last year’s Survey – are in basic agreement on most future procedures. The reports to be finalized this summer and pre- sented for approval next fall call for improvements that will at the same time uphold the Cabin John Master Plan and guard against proposed changes from outside which might Jeopardize the appeal of the village and change its character. It was a red letter evening as Don Wisdom, liason officer for the Potomac Valley League, and Judy Toth, citizen delegate to the 21 community member League, reported that the Maryland Court of appeals has overturned a previous decision, and will now allow the conservation suit aimed at blocking the five story apartment complex, housing more than 500 persons only 600 feet from the Potomac. Many Cabin John citizens are litigants in th~ suit. The announcement was coupled with news that HUD, responding to pressure from Rep. Gilbert Gude and officers of c6mmun~ty groups, will proceed cautiously in providing any funds for the complex. The Association voted $50 to the League to he~p press the suit, and started laying plans to raise more money as needed, The Association approved a proposal by the WSSC to meet with members sometime in June as regards overtaxed sewerage systems in Cabin John. It is hoped that this will be a more substan- tial meeting that Just a plea to con- serve water. Mr. Larry Davies, President of the Palisades Swimming Pool Asso., Inc. addressed the Citizens Ass@. concerning the Pool’s request before the Zonin~ Board to change its status from a “community swimming pool” to a “pri- vate club”. This change would include other changes such as lights at the tennis courts, a starting gun at swim meets, longer hours of operation, and comsumption of alcoholic beverages un- der a one day county license on special occasions. The Association voted to oppose only the change f~m “community” to “private” pool and elected to send a representative to the June 15 hear- ing to consider the request at the zoninE Board. Ne~ officers are: Ed Winslow, Pres. George De;hi, vice pre~.! Bill White, ‘ vice 9res. i Kari Pallme, corresponding , sec; Carol Snowden, recording sec.; Win Shaw, treasurer; and delegates Jim Craig and q~Judy r TOth% A large hand ~ ~gi~en~m:~i~igi~0r ~is Service this ¸”7 LITTLE FALLS LIBRARY NOTES “.!”i~iil~~ ~ On June 6 a slide show and dlscusslon on Bali and B&nkokw111 be presented ~ii ~ Mr. Albert E. Kane. The programwlll~ta’~ke place at 7:30 p.m. / The subject of the book discussio~ for June is the novel by Thomas McMah~, American Neuclear Chemistry. The book discussion will be on the 23rd of June from 1,30 to 3,00 p.m. Starting on the 28th of June and continuing each Wednesday through July is • series of folk tales, fairy tales, and penny thea%er for children aged 6 to I0 years. The series will begin on the 28th of June with a penny theater. The final story hour for pre- schoolers aged 4 to 6 years will be held on the lOth of June. This program will be discontinued for the summer. Pre-register at the library for each or all of the Wednesday series, and for the June I0 story hour, or call the library, phone 320-5266. After June lOth, the library will be closed on Saturdays after I~00 p.mo ********************************** *THANKS AGAIN TO THE CABIN JOHN * *VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. FOR THEIR * ‘*$25 CONTRIBUTION TO THE VILLAGE • *NEWS. WE ALL APPRECIATE IT. * ********************************* LETTERS OF ~RRTITUO~ Our Volunteer Fire Deportment comes to the aid of many people in trouble in the • “; course of a month. Here ore two letters From people who know personally how much that aid can mean. DoOr Sirs Because of the courageous efforts of the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department on J April2g, 1972, milton Wee:brook end myself ~ survived whet con only be doegribed~ as the moot terrifying two hours Ihave spent in • I .me personally rescued r~om ~he rapids below.Seneca by an individual who, I believe, merits special recognition, Patrick Ellis. ‘Not only did he pull us From the river buthe kept ou~ spirits up in the rescue boat and returned wlth us to Suburban Hospital by ambulance. Obviously, mere words con never be equated with the gratitude that 18 deserved. Ho~ver, I-trust.that you will congratulate your men For their efforts and yourself For what hoe been demonstrated through their swift action to”be superior life-saving leadership. I else hope that the enclosed contribution will help diminish the time end expense or your daily routine of helping people and saving lives. Sincerely, Charles E. Wends Gentlemen: The mason and Gill family extend their sincere thanks for • job well done. On P~y 3rd two of the men from Company i0 transported Mrs. Grace Gill from Northern Vlzgi~A4~ Doctor’s Hospital to her home on Columble Pike in Arlington end me handled with tknder loving core from, both or these young gentlemen. It is a comfort to know that such services ~re available for use end I hope that this token or eppreclatlon will suffice. Please thank your men For us From mrs. Gill. Sincerely, I~ry I~eon I This yeer’e officezs for the Volunteer Fire Department eros Chief, Ed Gotthardt, President, Roth Cox, Secretary, Bob Burke,

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