March 1972

Mar. 7 iMar. 9 Mar. I0 Mar. it Mar. 18 Mar. 21 Mar. 23 Vol, p ? …… ….. I I I•IARCH CALEI~DAR PTA Meeting 7;30 pm Clara Barton Elementary Land Use Comm. 8pm 6431 79th St. Book Talk 1:30 pm Little Falls Library VFW Perpetual Charter Ceremony 8pm Post Hall Penny Theatre 10:30 am Little Falls Library Citizens Asso. 7:30 pm Clara Barton Elem. Land Use Comm. 8pm 6~31 79th St. l-l~il'”–‘~: “- ” B~ “- ~I ‘I ……….. ” …….. II I’IIIII ::. …….. ‘ …… , M~Tch 1972 …….. I LITTLE FALLS LIBRARY On March I0 at 1:30 pm there will be a Book Talk at the Little Falls Library. The book to be dis- cussed is B.F. Skinner’s Walden II, and extra cppies are available now at the library. The children aged 6 to 9 are invited to a Penny Theatre on Sat. March 18 at }0:30 am in the child- ren’s room. The subject will be Puss ‘n Boots and Mr. Fox. Please pre-register at the library for the Penny Theatre show. t /I/I///////////////////////////// W’ COMMENTS FRO~l TH~ ~URV{Y Here we go withanotherobatch of comments from Cabin ~dohn citizens, am expressed in t~e’ community survey taken last summer.,th we include three areas of concern–taX~s, ren+.el property, and community activities. R~member, these .-. comments are the exp’~esslone of every cltizan who cared to~ respo~,~ Nsturally~. some people have opposin’~,feeli~a about things; that le why we print all comments, virtually just as they were expressed, glve or take a little editing. ~ ~r If they go too high, pe,ople won’t be able to afford to keep their double and triple lots. ~ Increasing taxes could force Cabin John to become a .high-income area rather than e~:mix, If we demand better county services, will we I be directly assessed by hlgher taxes? t If we support moderately priced homes .. instead iof more $50,000 jobs, our taxes would: have a Setter chance of leveling off. I want. to live ihsre the rest of my life if I’m not taxed right out”of the area. ” ‘ P.roperty assessment is inequitable, with favoritism shown to the. affluent. My taxes are nine times what they mere 40 years ago. Rental Property A frequently expressed complalnt ~as that there is a lack of responsibility on the part of omners who rent. Rental houses, on the whole, are not kept up .attractively enough . to: satisfy neighbors. How can owners be “pressure~ to maintain property? .~. :Some owners are renting without caring :whom they rent to; they rent to two and if ourteen ‘ move in. , 1 IP Rental property continued \ What al’e the regulations .pertaining to home maintenance? What are the enforcing tools? The apartments especially came ‘in for a great dsal’of criticism° Tenants saids “We get emberessed when people come to visit The maintenance here is very bad’. The~e are not sufficient.repairs and almost no effort- to keep the bu±l’ding and grounds clean. Trash collection should be more frequent~ In the summer the odor is terrible.” …….. Community Actlvltie~ … The depth end breadth of community concern ~d participation In Cabin John is wonderful.. People here care about each other and about ‘ their town. They work actively tosee that, i undesirable things don’t just happen here L~. J default. .~ Whet is there for teenagers todo? When they are et loose ends and unsupervised, they .111 ~. get into trouble. We need more organtz~ social functions for teens. . ~’~ We need a public peele Whenwill Glen Echo reopen? Whet was the agreement when Palleede wee built regarding times available for community swimming?, Need more recreational facilities. Could ‘ someone from the Recreation Department talk to ue about our Rec Center? -lust what J p~ograms ere offered? What use is made of.j very fine building~, Woul~ it possibly be J available for e day care center? Or an after school center for krds?! ‘ -,::~,, What about a.~i:oc~ …. ai driv, emin movie? ,~, ,,~ m , : : .. ,.. • How about • mtntbtke tracKY / ….. ,.. ~.~!’ • The Rec Canter n,eds i.o hanoi ,l ~N OPEN,LETTER.TO DoG ~%TERS Part of the problem of roaming dogs stems from some” very wrong beliefs of their ewners. One belief I have heard stated is that most residents don’t really mind. Another is that their dogs really don’t cause problems. A third belief, held by many dog o~mers, is that their dog is not dangerous. Dog owners who believe these things and allow their dogs to roam the neighborhood are kid- ding themselves with each of these beliefs. The comments expressed here are not mine alone. I have talked wit–~-several residents, including dog owners, who are in basic agreement with these com- ments. No, I do not hate dogs. Yes, I do like dogs and other animals. I o~med dogs and numerous other pets until I was married. No-pet apartments and a working wife made it inconvenient to have pets until recent years. Several reasons, One of which is roaming dogs, have caused me to hesitate in getting a dog at the present time, althought I would like one. That roaming dogs are consider- ed a problem by many is evident simply from the fact that local governments have found it necess- ary to enact laws concerning the control of dogs. Enforcement of the laws however poses problems a community such as ours. What tion can a resident •take when neighbor or friend .allows his g to roam and make itself a :isance in violation of the law? ur possibilities come quickly ~¢mind: I. Talk to the owner, CompS aln of roaming dogs to ,e Humane Society, 3. Report ~! owners name to Humane Society, ~ and 4. Restrain the animal and ; call the Humane Society. The Humane Society is the i/ a~ency which is supposed to take care of animal problems in this county. A complaint of roaming /.dogs to the Human Society fs /” usually not very successful. Even :if they ,respond in time, dogs have a remarkable way of disappearing wh~ the truck arrives. The i ~er’s name can be reported to ~ th ~ e Society. This is supposed to i bring a visit from the Humane i~ S!~ciety pointing out to the owner w that his dog has been reported and an explanation of the law. This .method is only good, of course, “if the owner is known. The most effective method is to restrain the dog yourself and call the Humane Society. They will come and pick up the dog and notify tbe~owner~ as long as the owner can;i:i~e determined. After paying the i~fine, and buying tags if ~ ~ the own efi~ican retrieve necessary. Kne owner:’: can re~ Most of the time, the~~n- ing resident simply wants to~ se~ the problem ellmlnated. He doesn’t want to make trouble for his neighbors or friends and he doesn’t want to do something that will cause friction in his relationship with these • people. An interesting observation can be made here. Tell a parent his kids are something less than angels or tell a dog owner that his dog is becoming a nuisance are among the quickest wa);S’ to generate a chilly conversation that I know. Talking to the owners fre- quently does little good anyway. Frankly, I think they have their eyes closed to the problems their animals can inflict on others. Occasional piles of feces are one 6ing; having ‘ to clean up numerous piles in order to use your own yard is another. It’s interesting how many people let their dogs out to mess up someone else’s yard. Having an occasional garbage can knocked over is one thing; having the contents ripped apart and stre~¢n about the yard several times a week is another. Shrubbery? It is bad enough to have expensive plants damaged by urine; the damage a large dog can do walking through a bed of flowers” or through portions of low border shrubs is something to behold. A much more serious problem with any roaming dog is the potential dan- ger to humans, especiallzchildren. This danger exists in several forms. A large dog, and t~ere~;are a number of these in the community, can seriously hurt a small chil~d simply by walking ,by too closely. A small child or 2 or 3 years~, ‘ who ~eighs maybe 30 to 40 pounds, gets a pretty • good jolt when bumped by a 75 to 150 ~pound dog. Or maybe the dog just shows his affection by licking the child!s face. Cute? Children don’t always think so. I have seen local children show absolute terror ~Then confronted by the animal, to the ex- tent they would run irrationally in any direction to achieve safety. “But my dog wouldn’t inten- harm a child or anyone else” say many owners. This simply shows a lack of understanding concerning animals. There is no way that a human can gully guarantee that a dog, even when not provoked, will never turn nn a human. Dog o~mers generally q-al!fy the statement, anyway, by addlng, ‘if unprovoked”. That ~ s little solace to the small child in his own yard who unknowingly provokes a dog a receives a torn limb or face in return. I wonder whether the illegally roaming dog at Clara Barton Elementary a while back was suffic- iently provoked to justify the child”s torn face7 : There is one situation •that seems to cause a marked change in all dogs. The personality changes that can~~ccur in a dog when he gets together ,:~J~1 ~ !i .o~ others and runs in a pack are re~ir:~- able. At the present time a num’~er of local dogs are frequently seen: “c ~’ zk. To make matters pack of large dogs’. that to the two res- ~tly had pets killed Was the dog who r-old, playing or 9uldn t tell. In any d~!~s now afraid to backyard’ Is this erious? Ask the par- Virgin ia iichildren pack in 1967. Or n who was killed a n Virginia by a pack re previously • Their sad, con- faces in the news- ~.~ do not alter the fact tracked and killed a r the~l~ni’g~t before. Id never…” I: won, – Y~ !: der: Frankly, I am not inter~ested : in ~taking the c~ance. Ellsworth Geib, Jr. PTA NEWS The PTA has been busy for the past month formulating questions on any aspect of the Clara Barton School. From the more than 75 specific qu~st~ons~eceived, nine general qhe~s~i~ns emerged and will be discussed~at~ open meeting of paren~s,~t~ea@~ers and admlnlstra- tion~on~Mar~h ~ ‘Thlsmeeting will begin at 7..3o,~m in the all purpose room!of @he s~ol.~ ~herewill be a 15:minhte~bu~iness meeting at the beginning~ at which the nominating committee’s report of nominations , for next years officers will~be given ,~. The nine questions to be dls, cussed at the ~rch 7 m@~ting are: i. ~at are the advantlages of a small school such as O alra Barton? Disadvantages? 2. How can communication between teachers and parents be improved? 3. Are parent-teacher conferences worthwhile? How can they be impro~edl 4. How can new teaching methods be discussed between parents and teachers? 5. To what extent should parents be involved in classroom procedures? 6. Is there enough time available , each day for straight teaching? 7. Would you like Mont. Co. to pro- vide a more specific guide to instruction? 8. How can the library be better utilized? ~. To what extent should student ~ Involvement in the teaching process :.~ he. the elementary level? ., : “~’ . . .,, . , ” “.~qLIAGE NEWS STAFF ::Sig$~(i~:~ogt, ieditor-: c ar ,  eatures 229″6~79 229,6431 THE MARCH GARDEN March, the month that comes in llke a llon and is accompanied by strong wlnds, was known by the In- ~, dlansas the Bud Moon or the Awaken- ing Moon. The swelling of the buds on your do~¢oods and maples will bear this out. In the woods you’ll find skunk cabbage and pussy willows and in your garden snowdrops, winter aconite, crocus, Irls Reticulata and Irls Danfordlae will be in bloom. If you drive down to the Tidal Basin you’ll find the banked camelias and the double row of Japanese magnolias in full bloom. The cherry trees may not flower until• the end of the month or early in April. After the long winter you’ll be anxious to start the garden chores and “hardly be able to wait for the • ground to thaw and dry out enough to w0rk:the soil. You will want to take advantage of every clear day to prepare your beds and sow pe~:s, sweet peas, larkspurs, cornflowers, and poppies• Complete all your spring pruning this month — including hybrid teas, floribundas, dwarf polyanthas and other types of roses as x~Tell as grapes and shade trees, if they need it. Cut back evergree us, bo~,ood, pittosporum, evergreen privet and Burford holly if they have gotten out of bounds. This is a good time to lime you I -if ” ~ the need. And, if you haven:t done it already, feed your !a~,m at once making sure you donZt v~iss any spots. Beg-~in ~.:ernoving ~:inte.~: prot-ec- tion from perenni~.i ,’.n’J ::” enn::.?.,_,,~ ~.ut don’t be in too muc::~, of a ~,.!rrV.. Spr~n~ weat~.~er c.-..:n .e t~’~”,~~,~ – ” ~’ ….. .~ ..,…: …….. 3_Od,..- . ~,e fo!!o :.~- .~,..d ea~ …… ~.rm day.., m9.,, ed by bigger nighhs ana cold windy days• ~ ” • 1 If any perennials n…ve been heaved up, push them back into the s il., Set out pansies and EnF..lish daisies for early color. Because of our unusually rainy winter we will probably have an a1~n- dance of slugs and snails th~’~ and summer. Slugs feed !v~’9e!y “~.t night sothat” s the time to bunt them. Pour bee= in shallo’:, ~~tns s~nd set these oul- in your :f!oT..,e:~. ~ ~eds ,at dusk. Ne:,t morning bright .~.nd early collect the drunkards and c:~ ……… =..,~_~..~:.. them. TI:i,~. is ,,la.Lm,.~ to : e mo ~..c ” ~ ” – – , ….. <2 . – ea..~ec~…, if you ~.—~-:…: S~–n!,le “enough f.!at, pans. Slugs. h. eo-n”,~, :.:or;..: early and provide sever-i generations during the 3,ear so :.t:’s not too soon to start your campaign to …. “~–‘ “‘= them with beer, lime, dry .,-ordeau~.~,’:,~ m~xture or any other means you may’i’~2:,::. ‘, have found success:u …. : ‘. :, PROPOSED CRIMP IN BUS SERVICE SCORED BY CONCERNED CITIZENS Finality of a proposed new bus schedule ‘ as issued February I~ by D.C. Transit to be . . effective Febrary 28 has aroused citizen opposition in Cabin John and neighboring communities. If adopted, the new schedule would sharply curtail service. First called to the attention of the Cabin John Citizens’ Association by Mrs. CoT. Patch, of 6512 81st Street, the new Route 20 service of the Cabin John Shuttle Line would put a crimp in bus service on Sundays, weekday evenings and during week- day morning hours. The shuttle runs between Cabin John, Glen Echo, Dalecarlia, Palisades Park and Sibley Hospital. Mrs. Patch said the curtailment would create a hardship for citizens who have no alternative means of transportation into and out of this area to connect with oth@r bus runs at Glen Echo and Sibley Hospital. Mrs. John M. Yoklavich, of 7602 Cabin Road, said she was “shocked” ~0 discover “there may be no Sunday servi0e, no evening service, only once-an-hour service during the afternoon, and no bus leaving Sibley Hospital on Saturday later than 3,23 p.m.” Since no public hearing has been announced, the Cabin John Citizens’ Asso- ciation informed Chief Engineer Charles W. Overhouse, of the Transit Commission, that the flat announcement by D.C. Transit has all the appearance~ of an attempted “end run” around citizens using the service, This was denied by Overhouse who said the announcement is “merely an application” by D.C. Transit that may or may not go into effect pending response of citizens between now and February 28. No ruling on the new schedule has been made by the Couission, he said. In a letter to Overhouse following action ~y the association Executive Committee, the Cabin John group requested that the Com- mission restore the previous service, or call a hearing. The association reminded the Com- mission that when the old Street car line servingl Cabin John was abandoned, D.C. Transit promised villagers complete and efficient bus service. The new schedule, if adopted, would not live up to that promise, the ,association said. ; “, Inll a similar letter to the Commission, William McCullough, secretary of the Brook- mont Citizens’ Association, called for a re- port on the issue by the Commission and warned that pleas of austerity are not enough to warrant curtailment of a public servicel. ,. Further action is being c~ntemplated by associations affected in communities served by the shuttle llne. As a first step, the whole package will be laid before the full memberships of groups concerned. 1/1/1/////////1///////////////H////// – kdvertising rates Commercial ads cost $3 per month and $8 for three months. Want Ads are 50¢ for three lines. For Sale and For Rent ads VFW SWINGS INTO SPRING Post 5655 ~111 celebrate a Perpetual Charter ceremony on Satucdey, March ll at 8 p.m. .This occasion was o¢tglnally scheduled for February 19, but was postponed “>-~ to the later date. All members are urged to attend this very slgnlflcant happenlng in the life of the Post. Whene~er a post has more than 25 llfe members, it ~!sgrented a perpetual charter. VFW Post 5635 now has 55 life members .end ~aryland Department Commander Giles Jump utll travel to Cabin John From the Eastern Shore to make the presentatio n • While meetings of the VFW are for members only, the Poetdoes sponsor community activttie~ to ~hlch it welcomes any friends and neighbors. Every Friday night at 8:30 there is Bingo. And in betmeen winning~ you can buy delicious snacks p~ovldsd by the.Ladies Auxiliary. Then on the.last Friday of each month~ the public is invited to a Covered Dish Supper, uhe~e for~’$2.00 or less, one can enjoy deli- cious food-prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary, and go back. for seconds and th,irds. On March 6~ District 2mill meet at Takome Post 350. This meeting begins at 8130 and combines posts from Rockvllls, Bmtheeda, Silver Spring and Cabin John., At the next regular meeting, of the Cabin ,. John post, next year’s officers will be nominated. A slats will be presented, but additional nomi~atlons .my be made from the floor. The~actual voting mill take place st the April mebting,~ This regular meeting mill be at the Post Home on Ma~h 14. % • GLEN ECHO BAPTIST~CHURCH Dear Neighbors: ~s we seek to serve our community, check the following that interest you and this will help in our efforts to be relevant to the problems and interests of our area. Please mail t~ the Glen Echo Baptist Church, Glen Echo, Md. 20768. 1. I am interested in my children attending Sunday School if transpor- tation is provided. 2. I am interested in attending Churc~ –services if transport~tlon is providec _Z__3- I would llke a free copy of the Tenach, (Old Testament) in modern English with a study outline. 4. I would like a free modern trans- ,Please send us your name, address, and zip code. Thank you. lation of the New Testament with answers to the questions most fre- quently asked about the Bible. __5. I am interested in attending an informal home Bible study group in my community. I would like one in my home. ___6. I would like to learn more about Messianic Jews. __7. I am concerned about my relation- ship with God. ~hat does it mean to be saved? 8. I am a young person with a problem Other? .’ ” ” L “‘ ” .” ~Te~ free. • . ~i~ you forgotton to payme for a long: ~” 7 k ~.~” ‘~:” ‘~3K ~ – ….. ~ag~ant ad. Several of you~ have:~and as ~’~i~@~d of our year approaches, ~oney : – ~ THE A~ERICAN SAGA OF VICTOR SWENSON f ~ Victor Swanson has done mlghty-four years !~.of living, .the first seventeen in Sweden, !~!i~the last thirty-two in Cabin Joh n. , i ~:’ It was in 1905, when Teddy Roosevelt wee i: president, tha~’ young Victor left Sweden and came to the Unite~ ~ States to seek his fortune. He came al;~ne and he spoke no English. “I took one ship across the North See to England and was seasick all the way”, he remembers. “Then it was an BO,O00 ton ship to the United States, that was bettor. There were four of us in • cabin, third class p~assage, and we had to stay overnight at Ellis Island, a terrible place,, good that it’s closed now”. He arrived on Long Island on the Fourth of Joiy amid a go ° heat, (Sweden’e summers occasionally reach 70°~ end within a few days landed e job in a brass factor~. He earned ~one week’s pay–$4.50–and wS’S fired becausel he couldn’t follow dlrectiona–which were given in English. The ;’next job was that of chauffeur for a family !in Hsmpstsad. In Ig05, chauffeuring meant driving the buggy end caring for the horses, i , Victor got only a small salary, : plus room and board (“l’was hungry most of the time,”) but he used every opportunity to learn English, and when he judged that he knew enpugh of the language to;i~get by, he went to! work in a shipyard in ~ew York City, painting boats. ~”They wll~o pl~aabre boats, launches, and t~y ran by naphtha motors. After that I was in~ a f~actory where we made chandeliers, gas 6~and:~,llers of course, and each p~:rt was m~e by hand.” victor decided t6.1earn the machinist’s trade, and ws.nt to’~k making.gee and steam engines at $6 a ¢b~k’~. ~ He lived in Harlem. woe Just that-=the horse-drawn buggy used to bring travelers from the station to the estate. When World War I began, U,S, citizen S~naon was drafted, and saw combat in france end Belgium, but returned unhurt to an America that wee rapidly becoming “car crazy” end eager for hls talents. But Victor’s llfe wasn’t all drafting and woodorwtting. He belonged to a social organization of Swedish Immlgrente,, an organ- ization that sponsored plcnica, partlee and dances. And it wee at • dance that Victor, now in his early thirties mmt young Constance Thorstenason. Born on the island Of Olend in the Baltic See, Constance had enjoyed e storybook girlhood in the land of windmills end formats. Aes young girl she danced at e festival in Kalmar Castle. ‘~!t is. the most beautiful place, that caotle”, She remembers. “The ceiling 18 painted and carved, and there iea chapel where all the walls are hand carved”. At ego seventeen, Constance had come to New York ~ith her aunt and had gone to work et s milliner’s. “We made hats to order for all the fine ladies of New York soclsty. Those hats were very elaborate and cost $75 end $I00”. Constance and Victor were married in July of 1922 and lived On New York’s East Side for five years while Victor became s master crafts- men of custom automobiles end Constance continued to make be~utlful hats. Mrs. Swanson, who went to night school in New York for four years to study English and German, remembers that there was s lot of prejudice in those days against “foreigners” with Scandinavian accents. “It wasn’t the people with lots of money and en advanced education who left their homes In Europe to come to the United States; it was those of us / “There mere many fine,houses in Harlem then. wh~o didn’t have euch~dvanteges who were most I lived in • boardinghouse-as every~nmarried < eager to find abetter chance in a new land. 5o men did.~ You had a room and-you ate your meals with the other half dozen or so boarders. Everybody didit this way. Apartments were for married people, snd~restaurants were for the rich.” In lEO7 cams the depression, the Teddy Roosevelt depression, and Victor was laid off. He found a job in a bowling alley, setting up pins, then got a better job in e lumber mill. ,Yes,” it was right in the city. New York was really a town, then, some parts of it even llke country.” The next year Victor began whet was to be his llfe’s work–the craft of precision woodworklng. It was the new and fascinating industr~ of auto manufacturing that started I guess we seamed ignorant and unsophisticatadp” The swansons.eavsd their money and in lg27 made whet would be the first of four trips back to the lend of their:birth. Victor wee given e year’s leave of absence end the couple spent s whole year.ln Sweden,and Europe. “In those days the only expense wee the transportation. It was expected that you would stay with friends or relatives whe=ever you travelled. They provided the meals and all hospitality. It was the same In America. We often had distant relatives or friends of friends staying with us for days and days, We fed them, of course, and put quilts on the floor for sleeping, Everybody did it that way–no one went to hotels, a terrible waste of money e. him in this direction. What have automobiles When the Swensons returned to New York City to do with master woodworking? Nothing today, it wasn’t for long. Victor was transferred to but in 1908 an automobile was a custom-built luxury;! The machine and chassis were pur- chassd, lthen the body was designed end built according to the wishes of the buyer. A sketch was made, then working drawings, from which the finished auto was constructed. The ear!y auto bodies were all.woodk and they were Constructed by carriage me”~ers with prestigious reputsttone–Brewstar, Durant. ” ” ~. . .’ . ~I .., , Victor Swanson remembers the’ magnificent Detroit, “We didn’t like it. Detroit was ugly and dirty and so rough, New York was e friendly, safe city in those days,” recalls Nrs. Swanson. “I often walked through Central Park at night.” They stayed in Detroit for ten years, and it was there that their daughter, Sonye, was born. Detroit was the center of the automobile industry end during’those years Victor worked ass modal maker for General ~otors,,~ ” Packard, and Hudson. ‘:’,’~”,,’ carriages of those days. The Tally-He was Victor has a friend who worked in the Post :’~ !i~:i~Y i ,~ drawn by four horses and was equipped with Office~. and s; …… ‘!’ everything a family would need for a picnic th~dugh U.5. /~n:the country–a forerunner of todayes ope~ings”~;::~!~l ~ ~ ;~ ~:~cemper. The station wagon of the ea~ly lgOO’a …. ~:,> …. ,,, ,:::’~, “Helping People To Help Them~eI~”~ ” Theme of the March Citizens’ Asso. meeting with Trio from Common Cause for ships wsre wanted in Washington and Victor . applied for the job. “This wa8 the boat move we ever made,” says Mrs, Swanson. Mr. Swonao~ was working at the Navy Yard in Southeast Wash- ington for a time before that:~operetion was moved;to Carderock. Then it ma8 that the Swensons bought their first home, the same house they live in today on Riverside Avenue, The previous owner, Nrs. Edith ~ln Arm- strong, historian of Cabin John, had named it “Quaint Patch” and that sign 18 still there. “Cabin John was really the country when we moved here thirty-two years ago,” say the 5wensons shaking their heads. ‘~here was no parkway to keep us from the censl. We Just walked through the woods and down to the water. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We had no water in the house, it came from the moll, but that I didn’t like–It was yellow and ruined the clothes.” Oaughter 5onya, who now lives in Frederick with her fataLly, want to Clare Barton School° Although he officially rstic od from the government in 1955, Victor~S~n~o n =as “called beck” on special assignment several tlmee, to make scale replicas of the pz~aldantial cruisers. For President Eieanho~r hs created e perfect model of the cruisar nn~ which took him three months to complete, and for President Truman ha did a scale mod~l of the USS Missourio These were presented by the 9overnment as personal gifts to the retiring presidents, and are still among tl~ families’ treasures. ThOugh hs was 67 when he retired, ~. Swanson did not see ~his as a tlmo to stop The Cabin John Citizens Asso. meeting on March 21 at 7:30 pm will be a “how-to-do-i@” {es~ion led by three speaker% from Common Cause, With eight committee~a-~ady in action working on different areas of the Survey, this meeting will be especially helpful. Common Cause is the non-partisan group headed by John Gardner. The speakers will be Dr. Lowell Schnipper from NIH, a graduate of Queens College, State College of N.Y. Medical School, and Yale; Mrs. Panalee Ikari, a micro biolo- gist with the VA, active in food and drug programs, andthe Sierra Cl~b; and Mrs. Joan Hastings, a political scientist from American Univ. who is active in the League of Women Voters. The theme of the Common Cause representatives will be “Helping People To Help Themselves”. Follow- ing an ~nitial presentation, the~ audience will be divided into three groups where the representatives wil~'” answer questions. Participants will be welcome to move from group te group as the discuss~on continues. ~.~ile Com¢on Cause’does;~not involve itself in problems of Sp~i~ific com- munitles or citizens.,~ g~oups~° ,, it is prepared to pass along ~’ts findings on other community action,efforts. The ~mrch meeting ±~ being organ- working. A visit to Riverside Avenue is a Ized my Mrs. Co~nstanc~,~Herdeck and delight to anyone who has even a r~&mmnta~y other community-membe’ri~. 9f’.Common appreciation of fine woodwqrklng. Hie ~L Cause. basement is his workshop and his garage clo ~ his studio, end the basutlfully car~nd c~i:a, ~: ~ Another feature that evening will inlald’~tebles and chests, intrlcotely ~d be a report on a planned Rockvllle and constructed furniture of ell kinds b~Jr witness to the continuing srk~il and ~tistry of the man. ~rs. Swanson is keeper of the kitchen and curator of the family traasucoa. There is e copper pudding dish mace th~n • hundred yesra old; there is s candle ~pp~r, darkened end fragile with age; th~ra at~ glassware and china, madding p~nts of P~rs. Swsneon’s parents; and silver cups from ~hich her grandparents drank their betrothal wine. There is warmth in this hom~P–e cordial welcome for a visitor, a hu~ocous accommo- dating to each other, an intense involvement in the production of beautiful things, s spirited perspective of livoo well and fully lived. Barbara Clark *********************************** ***~**~I A~UAL SAL~**’**** The Cabin John United Methodist Church will hold its Semi Annual Ru~:~mage Sale on April 14 and 15. “The h~urs on the 14 are lOam-gpm, and on the l from lOam-4pm. ~/~.. Donations are needed and ap~re- ~clated. and may be,le~t off at-~he : church (MacArthur and,,~,?7t~ at~,, e informa~on c~ll ~9082. ,, ~., ….. meeting of action committee chairmen withthe Dept. of Community Develop- ment. Mr. Tom Brawnorganized the session to show possible county inputs for community programs. One resident of Cabin John will be working with all the Committees Of the Community Plan. He is Ed Winslow, an economist, whose job it will be to coordinate all committee activities. Ed will be working closely with Jim Craig, president of the Association. 7~ 7~’~ ~” W ~’~ ~ W~-7. NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK EVENTS J Dial-A-Park: 469-6975 for ~ up to the minute information about acti- vities in National Capital Parks. Regular weekend events include: ” Planetarium .~hows. Rock Creek Nature • Center Planetarium shows “The Starry ….. ‘~ Carrousel” Saturdays, 10am for :,.,~,./””‘~:~~:i;.i::-:, scouts, and 2pm and on Sundays~ ” ,,~,, …. 1.15 pm for children ~-7 yrs and ,.-:,w~:;~,!:~;,’.4~,;at ~pm. The Nature at …. :~:’:!:i”~;;!~’~::!/Military and Glover: Rds. N.W. : …. ~ Pierce Mill: “Day in the Life of a: ,~%,,~,, Miller, s Son” depict:’ing early 19th >~-:~¢ Century life and work in a grist mill in~Rock.~i~reek P a~rk. Noon to 4 pm weekends~, Pre-~!gister by cal, ‘ ~ ling 26-69 ~~,, :..%,~ , .~,~ ( -,>• +~ “,'<{¢’~+~ r ,..% :'(, -+++” WANT ADS ~Wanted: Girl Groomer to clip poodles ~~’and’~other breeds of dogs. ~i~! , Cali++~22£-2400 i!i!iSeamstress wants ~o sew ladies ~’:i”–.: c–i-othes an*d Ld’o alterations. Call 227i~71~ o !;!i~rCompanion wanted: Mature woman to live ! i with elderly lady, $150 a month, board and room in lovely home. Call 229-6431 ************************************** . : Dr. Stephen Antic ‘~ * • announces the opening ibf the • , ALPINE IPETERINARIANHOBPITAL * Practice limited to smalianimals * • 773~ MacArthur Blvd 229-2400 * • Cabin John, Md~ 20034 * ************************************** NEWSY NOTES Mrs. Goes is the new resident manager of the Carol Richard Apartmentsp, and several people there have commented on how conscientious and competent she is. The Spates house on 76th PI+ gets the snowman of thee%year award for build- ing the tallest snowman in Cabin John after th~ ~as~i snowstorm” ~+ ,, +t~+. + + ,~+,’+ .G+ ~, + RECIPE LADY ‘ S F ILES This recipe may turn up in any number of hamburger cookbooks, however I have adapted this from one in an old french cookbook and find that it adds quite• a different flavor to the ordinary chopped meat. This recipe is for four adult servings. Mary McCusker Cabin steak i pound chopped meat (not the most lean) i 2½ oz. can chopped mushrooms or ½ of a 4 oz can of stems and pieces. Breadcrumbs ½ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp garlic ( or to taste ) Flour Parsley 1/8 Cup peanut oil, or about ~” deep in pan. Mix meat, mushrooms, salt~ pepper~ garlic an~ Just enough breadcrumbs to make the mixture stick together• Make into four patties and flour the outsides immediately before placing in pan. ~Brown on both sides and then cook for approx, lO minutes on each side• Dry on paper towell to remove excess oil and serve with parsley flakes on top. I///I///////I///I////I//////////////1// . A Contributed ,quip There seems to be a juvenile problem of children running away from home. It is entirely possible that they’re looking for their motherst ++i++,+ ‘+ QIJlCg POOh • ne: 229′: 1361 or 229-9811 Do.o,h, SHOP BEAUTY SALON ” ilr’l i(~ll=6irlL ~m~klr~ I 7630 Tomlinson,+~+++e. . &e3?(~- ” ~’pl~.. 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Organization If you, a member of your family, or a friend has not registered~to vote, there are approximately six weeks left to do so before the books close oefore the 1972 orimary. Requirements: Resident of the State for six months and of this County for four weeks by the date of the next General Election (November 7, 1972); Age 18 y~ears; U.S. citizenship, Be prepared to show identification and, if naturalized citizen, know date and court of naturalization. Registration is permanent, as long as t~e voter remains a resident of the countly, keeps his address current with the Supervisor of Elections, and does not let five years go by without voting. The name of a voter who does not vote in any election for five consecutive years is removed from the registry. You may register at the Supervisor of Elections, University National San~ Building, 690 East Jefferson Street, Rockville (Office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) or at any of tne following shopping centers: Montgomery Mall, upper level, near Garflnckel’s, Woodward ~ud Lothrop, Wisconsin and WeStern Avenues, lower l~vel Infants Department, ‘~ Wneaton Plaza, White Oak, Silver Spring Hecht Company (Any Thursday evening, 7:00 to 9:00 p~m.). Changes of address (within county), name, or party affiliation may oe made by mall or in person, Out must be in writing and bear voter’s signature Send such requests to Suoervisors of Elections. Changes of address and/or name accepted any time registry is open. Chan-ges ~f party affiliation not allowed in the six months prior to any elec~ion~ No ~ chan~es in affiliation will be accepted until November 23, ~972~ # DO NOT REGISTER DECLINE (Independent) – YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE ~, VOTE IN THE MAY 16 PRIMARY – REGISTER DEMOCRAT – THAT’S WHERE A~LL THE~CTION IS THIS YEAR, ANYWAY’ If you have any questions about registration, the upcoming elections, whatt~s going on in the precinct and in the county, call your precinct chairman, Judy Toth, at 229-8586. JOE HIGDON, of 77i2 Tomlinson Avenue, is the new precinct vice-chairman. Joe Was chosen at the January meeting of the precinct org~nization.~ CONNIE HERDECK was appointed Treasurer at the same meeting. PRIMARY 1972 This year, the Democratic Primary will be aeld on Tuesday, May 16. We will vote, as usual, at the Clara Barton School. The ballot promises to 0e long and complicated. Voters will first be able to chose their presidential preference. Maryland law states that any announced candidate will oe on the ballot. So far the following are listed: Humpphrey, Hartke, MCGovern, Muskie, Wallace, Yorty, Lindsay, Chisholm, Mills (~ve are not yet sure about Pat Paulsen) If you are interested in any of the above, contact Judy Toth and she will put you in contact with the campaign committee of the candidate of your ~# choi ce. ~ We will also vote for delegates to the national convention in Mi&mi, our congressional candidate~ and the school 0oard (non-partisan). T~ere will be a combined meeting with Precinct 7-22 (Bannockburn-G~:en Echo) in early May. All candidates or their spokesmen will be invited ~o speaK. ..Announcements will be sent out in April• ~.: .~ . , : ~-,,~”Precinct volunteers are needed to ring.’ doorbells or. address envelops. ~-Pl@ase call 229-8586 if<you can spare ~,:~few hours to your local party.

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