November 1973

Vol 7, No_,. 3, p ……. ~: ……………… November 1973 ,, _ NOVEMBER,,CALENDAR .OF EVENTS . k. WESZ ORZLA  7 – Penny Theater – 7,30 – 9,00 p.m. Little Falls Library 7 – Navy String Ensemble – 8,00 p.m. Glen Echo Town Hall : I0 – Bicycle Hike – i0,00 a.m. Great Falls, Md. 12 – Walt Whitman PTSA- 8,00 p.m. Walt Whitman H. S. Library 17 – Westmoreland Bazaar – lOiO 0 a.m.-~lO0 p.m. Westmoreland Congregational Church • 28 – Cabin John Citizens Association – 8100 p.m. Clara Barton School CABIN JOHN HARVEST HM FESTIVAL The square dance and pot-,ludk:~supper held atethe~ ~ school last Friday night was succes …. ~i~ in more ways than one. ;!~i~ addi- to raising about $300. for th~!!i~nefit tion of the Cabin John Plan, we all trea~ each other to a feast (in spite 0f food p~iCes a and meat cuttersW strike). Add to that the pleasure that Cabin Johners derive from the company of other Cabin Johners, and the sum is a very happy evening. Special thanks for the evening toed Winslow, who called the square dances~ ~ ~tO Cbrmie Rice for “~ t~e fantastic decorations, to Bill White, who made it all work, and all th e other ticket sellers and workers :who made it great. COMMITTEE ON NOISE POLLUTION REPORTS Cabin •John seems to have been labeled t~he “pocket of least resistance” against a airplane noise by the Federal Aviation Agency, according to Calvin Kytle ~, chairman of the Cabin John Committee on Noise Pol- lution. FAA policy is to wait for com- plaints before notifying offending air- lines. Other communities have sought and found relief at Cabin John’ S lexpense. If you would like to hel p protect your family’ s health and property Values, here’ s how. .” I. As planes pass over, if noml conversa- tion isn’t possible at 4 feet, the noise is too loud..- 2. To report offenders, check exact time of overflight. ., 3. Phone Sound Complaint Center at National Airport, # 557-2081. Demand name of offending airline and flight number. ~. Phone Erich or Klara ~chman, or Calvin and Elizabeth Kytle, 229-6609, with this information. 5. Your information will be sent to the presidents of offending airlines. NAVY STRING QUARTET TO APPEAR AT GLEN ECHO The Montgomery County Detriment of Recreation is sponsoring a free concert by the Navy String Ensemble at the Glen Echo Town Hail, Wednesday, November 7, at 8,00 p.m. The bazaar of the Women’s Guild, West- moreland Congregational Church, will be hel¢ Saturday, November 17, ~ from I0 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church, Westmoreland Circle. Luncheon will be served, and there are no parking problems. Hand-made aprons in great varietY, fic. • tion and nonfiction books, United States an( foreign stamps, home-baked breads, cakes, pies, and candies, and live plants such as African violets, coleus, small-leaf ivies, and pachysandra will be ther~ for those who come early. A special feature is the dried arrange- ments table, which will have Williamsburg bouquets, large and small wreaths, birds and woodland cr@atures, terrariums, Christmas trees and ornaments,~ wall hangings, candles and candle Swirls, swags, and table decora- tions. A~ong the gifts will be Christmas orna- ments, decorations, and cards ! stuffed toys and bean bags l Tic Tac Toe games made of feltÁ calendars! stationery! hand-knit and crocheted caps, mlttens, and stoles ! hooded ponchos for infants i stationery! and ceramic novelties. “‘..’ ….. ‘ ~-‘~”~ ” ~ “am~’ngT,:th~!~white elephants will be ~ articles td fill all needs and wants – treasures and trash. Proceeds of the bazaar will be used for such projects as FLOC, Hospital for Sick Children, Logan Community School, and the Charles Hall Youth Services for American Indians. WALT W~ITMAN:PTSA NE%~ The November meeting of Walt Whitman PTSA will be an open discussion and . , question and answer period with Dr. Darryl Shaw, Walt Whitman H. S. Principal. The session will begin at 8,00 p.m. on November 12, and will ~ held in the Walt Whitman Library. All who are inter- ested may attend. A FAREWELL NOTE Every class now at Clara Barton (except- ing the •present• kindergartners) had Sarah Smith as a Kindergarten teacher. Clara Barton Elementary lost !a teacher position this year due to the swmll size of the incoming Kindergarten class and, therefore, Mrs. Smith is no~ with our school. Parents and community members who knew her devotion to each child were very sorry not to be able to see her this year and will miss her presence at Clara Barton. Leaf pick ups will be starting on the 5th of November. Put your leaves in bags for pick up. Collectors will not take bags with twigs in them. Don’t leave those leaves in the street to get moldy and slippery and dangerous. A LETTER FROM CLARA BARTON Dear Mrs. Wilson, At a meeting of the Clara Barton Safe- ty Committee, held today, it was suggested that we ask you to publish an article deal- ing with some community-oriented problems encountered on our play-field. We are quite conoerned with the great number of shattered soda-bottles and pop. tops from cans, which present~a very real danger to children using the field during the day, either by stepping 0~ falling on these items. Another problem is the perennial one of dogs, both running loose on the field, and leaving behind traces of their presenceo +The children have been “cleaning shoes” for some weeks, which is delaying the start of afternoon classes. Any help you can give us will be great- ly appreciated. Joan M. Greene Safety Committee Chairman CONCERN t INC. C~+bin Johnners concerned about con- sumerism and the environment may be interested in a Community Acti~on Group being formed by Concern, Inc. This group will research local environmental problems and recommend action. Concern, a nonprofit, tax exempt organization, is staffed by Washington women.i~ The group is working to edu- cate citizens about environmental prob- lems o nd to encourage intelligent pr~cti~+ces in the market i~lace, home and community. To !realize these goals, Concern resear’chers have ;ublished their find- ings in a se,ies of consum,~r guides called Eco-Tips. These booklets deal with d~etergent2, low lead,~gasoline, product labeling, polyvin~l chloride cont~ihers, pesticides, returnable bottles, ,.ecyled paoer, d~inkin~; water, energy conservation and food additives. In cooperation with the Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central At- lantic States, Concern has published an environmental c~lendar called “The Livin~ Garden”. It tells how to ~ar- den without usin~ + hormful pesticides– sells for $3 a single coyly +($2.50 each for lO o~ ~ more). A packet of information cont~inin~ Eco-TiDs ~+~nd g~nersl info~uaation c~n + be obtain^d ~or ~i. Write” Conc~.n, Inc., 2233 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007. Tel. 965-0066. THE MrST~Y OF THE F~LE STRANG~ An English lord, a little girl whose parents were lost at sea, a surgeon in the British army. These were the principals in a love story almost 150 years ago, a love story that led to the naming of the community now known as Cabin John. (According to Edward R. Snow. The story began in 1790 when Eord Arthur Sutledge returned from Oxford University to his home in Lancaster, England, and became engaged to a Miss Anna Seaton. They quarreled, the engagement was broken off, and a year later, Miss Seaton married Edward Brimmer. Two years later, a baby girl, Ellen Jane, was bern to the couple, an event that restored friendly relations between Lord Sutledge and the Brimmers. In 1805, Anna Brimmer became ill and her doctor urged her to take an ocean voyage to restore her health. Lord Sutledge volunteered to have his family nurse take care of the child while the Brimmers were away. A week later, the ship with the Brimmers sank, and all aboard were lost. Lord Sutledge subsequently legally adopted Ellen Jane, who, as the years passed, began more and more to resemble her mother, Lord Sutledge’ s for- mer fiancee. On the young woman’ s 20th birthday. Lord Sutledge told her she was the daughter of the woman he had once hoped to marry, and he asked for her hand in marriage. Ellen was at the time in love with an army surgeon, named John Trust. Lord Sutledge found out of their love, the two men fought, and Lord Sutledge died after striking his head on She terrace steps. The couple fled to Liverpool, to Barbados, and finally to America, where they settled in Alexandria, Virginia. Ellen had become ill during their flight and died Otto 14, 1816 after pledging John never to reveal their secreto She was buried in St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery in Alexandria in a grave with no name on the gravestoneo After Ellen’s death, John drifted in Northern Virginia, eventually getting in trouble with the law. He went to Jail in 1831 rather than reveal his real name. Released in 1839, he went back to the woods along the Potomac, built himself +a shack, and worked at odd Jobs and fishing and hunting. In 1851, realizing he was near death, he wrote his brother Harold in England, asking for a visit. More than a year later, when Harold arrived, all he found was a message and the skeleton of the man who had become known locally as Cabin John. The message asked that John be taken to the cemetery and buried next to the remains of his wife. John’s grave is unmarked. But on his wife’s marker is the inscriptions “To the memory of a female stranger whose mortal sufferings terminated on the 14th day of October 1816 aged 23 years and 8 months. This stone is placed here by her + disconsolate husband in whose arms she breathed out her latest breath and who under God did his utmost even to soothe the cold dead ear of death.” -Retold by Don Veraska ” ‘ ” RE PCRT FR~DI MAINE The Richardsons and the Vogts are living in Ewls Head, i~iaine this year. Piargo and Joe Higdon visited them recently and report a healthy, haopy crew who are spending as much time as they can exploring the outdoor glories of I~laine. Here are excerpts from e letter written by Susan Vogt. “I’m sitting do.,n on the rocks in front of cur house, gorging myself in whet has to be one of the last warm, sunny days of fell. The tide is about halfway out, and below the rocks, about lO feet away, is an ever-widen- ing stri~ of dark green rockwsed, draped like a thousand wet mops on the otherwise jagged rocks. There are aoout 50 lobster pots right in front of the house, some es close as 30 feet away from me. All Of them have gay different colored buoys floating above them–each color for a different lobsterman. l’ve sat here frequently and@etched the lobsterman haul up the pots, empty them, clean them off, re-belt them, end toss them back in. They’re so close to shore thst it’s easy to have conversations with them as they work. bf course, they mostly say “ayup” or “nops” as their part of the talk. “It’s about 2 p.m. and one by one the lobster boats are heading into PAte Reed’s wharf to my left. About 20lobster boats moor there as well as some sailboats, dottles end whatever. The lobstermen have been u~ since 5 e.m. and having finished their circuit, are beck to sell the iobsters to the wholesalers and spend the rest Of the after- noon fixing traps, boats, motors, gear, etc. It’s a hard life with very little money and long, long hours, but generations of men do it without ever considering an alternative. I guess it gets in their blood–and we’ve eaten enough lobsters in the past two months to keep several employed. “bwls Heed is much like Cabin John, only even more “small town’! in some ways. peter left his Esso credit card at the Iocml gee station. The man made three t~ips to our house before he found us home so he could return it. Gledys was in Rockland–a “city” of 8000–buying Henry clothes the other day. It was almost 5 p.m. and she discovered that she had neither money nor checkbook. The salesman told her not to worry but to take the clotheslend to bring the money down the next day. “School is fine. Judy end Bred ere doing well and enjoying it ell. Their teachers are enthuslsstic, end while there aren’t many learning centers, or multi-age grouping, the atmosphere seems to be very relaxed. Both kids ere doing projects, book reports, plan and organize their own field trips, are in groups that produce, direct, make costumes and act in their own plays. The school is technically traditional, but there are few rules and lots of fun. “Tonight is Back to School night. The hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m. Everyone here eats at 5 and goes to bed by g, so thoseare convenient hours. “Two weekends ago, the Richardsons end we went to Baxter S+ate Park in Northern Melns. We all rented s bunkhouse for $I,50 per person per night end it was delightful. The bunkhouse sleeps twelve with two small bunk- bed rooms off of s central sating room. There’s e hugeplcntc table, e very warm wood burning Frsnklln stove for cooking, and shelves. Of course, no electricity or running water. We expected it to be freezing cold since we were there two days before the end of the season. (The perk closes Oct. 15 due to snow.) But it was freeklshly warm and balmy. Peter, :Burtt end Henry climbed the mountain on Saturday end were exhausted. The lest time Pete~ Climbed it he was in c~llege end he reports~ hat ii years makes e differ- enos. “My beet to everyone in Cabin John.” i CITIZENS ASSN HEARS FROm POLICE Lt. Glazier of the County Police Was our guest st the October meeting. He was quizzed as to the best ways of handling some local problems. Herewith his answers: * County police ere esslgned to areas according to the number of calls received. Therefore, every time you cell the police you ere in effectincreasing J our protection coverage. * Call to report drag racers even though they may be gone by th@ time police arrive. * Cell to report so abandoned car. Don’t wait for police or your neighbors to do it. ,’ * Mr. Castle of Quick Food Shop was advised to pelnt NO PARKING AFTER 6 on the ground of hls lot. If you see cars perked there et night, call police. * Valley Inn (Tuohey’s) being closed, that parking lot Is not to be used. Call police if you see cars gathered there. During the business session, citizens were reminded that dues for 1973-74 ere now due from everyone, old members and those wishing tO join. • Send $3.00 for e family or $2.00 for en Individual to the treasurer, James Plumbp 8208 Tomitnson Avenue. Checks should be made psyeble;ito Cabin John Citizens Assn. The $5,000 allocated under the Community Plan to an installation of s silent alarm system has bssn~trsnsferred to the fire department, end 20 eddltion81 alarm units mrs on order. When these ere Installed (within 60 days), a total Of 40 volunteers will then have these home units. The procedure for calling volunteers after that tlme will be to set off the silent system end use the siren only If too few volunteers have responded within 5 minutes. Stats law requires that any emergency vehicle must sound its siren while trsvsltno; therefore the engines end ambulance will continue touse their vehicle sirens while in motion. Another feature of the Plan became a reality with the installation of the ccin- operated lights on the tennis courts st the recreation center. Now you can play tennis until 11 p.m. for s quarter sn hour. The November meeting wtll be held on the lest ~ednesdey of the monthj November 28. Tom Brown and others will report on the current status of 811 projects which were put into motion by the passage of our Plan, including the Seven Locks Park, the campaign to reduce aircraft noise attack, the Burgess tract, paving of two roads, sewer construc- tion, hiking-biking trelle. Mark your calender now fo6 this important progress meeting. LITTLE FALLS LIHRARY NOTES Showing of miniature theatre plays and behind-the-scenes tips on How the theatre works and how a play is produced from a book, That’ s penny theatre. The!!Inext penny . theatre at ;.ittle Falls Library will be presented on Wednesday, November 7, from 7,30 -9 p.m. SMALL WORLD t ISN’T IT The Fradins of Cabin John, while touring in Greece, met the Jessups, also of Cabin John. They knew they were going about the same time, but did not expect to see them there. iii , I QUI  roOD 5HOP • ~. “~ ~QI~. U~,k, M,=.~,C=L~-O,,a”..++ /…….,.,~ “V l ” %’11o / moil earl u I I~,~”‘~~’~-.’ I- ,,W – ” ‘ I~~–~=~.~:~U~L_I. ~ ” _._ P.O. Box 186, 229-3397 O – <~ ~ i Janet Dence – News 0 0 6503 76th St. 229-7394 ! I Joann Bast, mailing 0 ~ 0 . 229-8789 o J _ o 0 © …. ~-~- ~–..~_ o tis the seoson Concord School – Collating ~’-~ ~-~ ~ “”I ~-~ — and stapelin~ The people who help bring Christmas Special thanks this issue to Barbara Clark and the Veraskas, Don and1,?anda, ~~ i~)~l 3~,,~__~..) ‘ ~ ~.)~,~ for writing and typing. 6k~-~ ~ ~ o0 © © o C 0 0 o 0 0 MAILING .SCHEDULE Surface Air” Surface Greeting Air” Greeting i Dora.st ic Parcels Cards Parcels Cards Alaska – Hawai i Nov.30 Distant States Dec.lO Local- Nearby Dec. 13 (Zip Codes 200-209) Dec. 15. Dec. 20 Dec. 20 Dec. 15 Dec. 21 Dec. 21 Dec. 18 (Not Applicable) International Canada- Mexico. So.- Cent. America Europe AfriCa Near East Far East’ Dec. 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Phone 229-4769~ BABYSITTER WANT~D~ Teenager, I~ or over, weekends and weeknights. Call 229-61~. 2aaii girls and medium boys bi- cycles, bot, in good condition; 5 piece haole dinebte set; ~meric~n Flyer Electric Train, new, reasonable. j.:,~. ?hi!ii’::s 7702 Tomlinson ~venue ~VON: For beaubiful Christmas gifts a~%d com?iebe line of Avon cosmetics please call 229-6223. Connie Dealph 7706 Tomlinson Avenue FOR S,,L:: %%;0 16 inch tricycles and one • ‘ ‘~ • in,fh tricycle. All like new • 51,, ~ ~VC and cbea~. Gall 229-6223. -B~’~Y SITTIr~O: !,ieridith H8~.iiton, a~e 12, would like to bgoy sit. 229-6479 I!111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 If. you are a babysitter who would lime to advertise in the Village News, your ad will be run free Of charge in the December issue. Call 229-3397 to have your ad lis- ted free. I’/,Ti(;’I.~I~L }~K S!’tViCE ‘””::,~’ …. Great Falls will hold the Bear island hikes, autumn walks and gold ~.d.ne LJ.kes through out November. In a<;diti,:;n to tl,e regularly scheduled events a no,-: bic.ycic hike is planned for 10 i~iovember a5 i a …. . Bring your own bike and snack, i}’e ;’ide will cover 15 mile:~ ~1~.~ l :~’ last !~ hours. .~..t:, ~,- at the tavern. Reservations ai’e required. Call 299-3613. .~eservations are also rc-u:;.r~.,_~ for a history workshop. John ~ecl,.” will balk on urbanization of the i otomac Valley. ile will 2resent ee-ri~I maps of !ar.,~lail;~i. Call Great Falls for b!~e t-.;:ie and da, bc. The .:,”aintings c,f Don i.lee of :cbom~.c are on e:.~nlui5 t,~oug.~ ,:ovemoe.r .~._~._, ..~,e ~’arlour :~oom:( Countr:,-ife is t~.< , .~i~.jc.::~ . ~f the paint~ngs. .! SCOUTING NEWS I have Joined my efforts with those of Peter Masters of Troop 1329 at Burning Tree Elementary School. I would like to invite all scouts from Troop 1448 tg Join us on Thursday nights at 7,30. Mr. ‘Masters Phone number is 365-0710. 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