October 1972

OCTOBER CALENDAR SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES Oct. 7 Ladies Aux Fire Dept Bake Sale lO am Little Falls Mall Oct 8 Pilgrimage to the National/ • Shrine 4 pm – ~ *Movie “In a Quiet Place” Methodist Church 7 pm Oct. lO Pyle Jr. High Back t0 School Night for parents. 8 pm *Skating Lesson~ Registration 10-2 & 5-7,30 CVJ. Reg. Park *Rummage Sale i0 – 2 & 6 – 9 pm MethodistChurch(every Tuesday) *Girl Scouts 2nd meeting 3-5 pm C.J. RecreationCenter (every Tues.) Oct. II Boy Scout Meeting every~Wed, pm 7 pm Methodist Church Oct. 12 SchoolBoard Candidates 7:30 pm Clara BartonSchool Oct. 14 Quilting Demonstration 10am – lpm Renwick Gallery 17th St “,D.C. *Ham and Turkey Dinner 4-7pm / Methodist Church ….. Oct. 16 Potomac Valley Homemakers ll:30 am C.J. Gardens Comm. House Oct. Cabin John ParkCitizens Asso. 7:30 pm Clara Barton School Oct. 22 CommunityYard Sale 10am – 4pm 7712 Tomlinson Ave *Fireman’s Sunday Worship Service Methodist Church Oct. 24 Pyle Parents in Cabin John Meeting Call 229-0280 or 229-0108 Nov. 3 Book Talk 1:30 pm . • LittleFalls Library Nov. 3, 5, & 5 St. Bartholemews Christmas Bazaar 1/I/I////1//////HIl!////////////////// VILLAGE NEWS DELIVERERS It has come to my attention that some people have not been getting their papers regularly. I think that the best solution to this problem is to publish a list of the deliverers and their areas. If you’re missed, call your deliverer – not your editor. Thanks. Cabin John Gardens- Grace Gesswein 229-81~6 Clara Barton School to Seven Locks Rd Michael Wilson • .229-3385 Seven Locks Rd. and Carver Rd. Tony & Bil3 White 229-5363 The Apartments~ North 79th St’.~ North 79th P1., 80th St., North Mac Arthur Judy & Brad Vogt 229-6479 Buxton Terr.~ and South Carderock~ Persimmon Tree Rd. north of Caraway Doug Robertson 229-2676 81st. St North, Carawa~ St. and lower Persimmon Tree Rd., 82nd St. and PI. 83rd St. and PI. Laurie Geib 229-8095 South 78th St.. ~o-th 79th St. Riverside Ave and Drive n~iol & M±~cn ~erA1n 229-0280 Once again Cabin John is for- tunate enough to be host to all the School Board candidates for a public airing of:their various views. The night is October 12 at 7:30 pm in the All Purpose Room of the Clara Barton School. This event is sponsored by the Clara Barton PTA~ the Carderock PTA, the Bannockburn p~A and the Cab~nJohn Citizens Association. In a presidential year, the • school board elections may seem to take i~ back seat~ in publicity• Their importance~ however~ to ~ every f~ily in the community should not be underestimated, For those of us who have school aged children the effect of the school board is obvious. Those Of uS who have pre-school children will be feeling the effect of the school board members elected next mbnth when our children become school aged. And those of us whose : children are either non, exis~tant or out of school~ the high school taxes we all pay are reason enough topay close attention to the school board race. Com~ on 0ct. 12 -hear the candidates speak, ask a question, and decide on your vote. ///////////,////////////////~)///// FALL RECREATION: PROGRAMS ‘ ‘ – ~hm Mentgemery County Dept. ef Recreation Wlll be effering after-scheel pregrams far elementary school children, beginning in Octeber. The programs win be cenducted at the Clara Barren Zlementa~y~ School and are epea te ~ child in the ceumnlty. Flag LFeot~all Will be effered te beys in grades 3,4,5 and 6• This pregram will include the fermatien ef teams, instruction and league play. Seccer will be effered far girl8 in grades 3,4,5, and 6. Teams will be formed and following basic imstruction, League play will begins …… First and secend grade children can participate i~n Goal- Ball, a modification of the Olympic sport Team Handball. This activity prevides an opportunity for ~ the c~tld te develep ruaning,kickingj and kthrewing skills u-well as learning te work with ‘others as a~ team. SPECIAL INT~T GROUPS Do you have a special interest you would like to share with ethers? The Hontgemery ffoumty Recreation Department is interested in helping the citissns of Cabin John t develop meaningful cemumi~ recreation progren8o If you and your friends havo ideas for programs you would like to see started in Cabin Jehn ca~l Rick Rebinbon at 65z – 22k9. Page 16 Sept. 28, 1972 Commu hts Back Cabin John ‘ Maps Out”Its Own • Futur Editor’s note: This is the -, CabiLik~nnen~i~Ys its ~deJcVa:ioCne,~ea~,nrClUrdeaitnogn e first of two articles onCabin greenery and scenery– day care centers), Public. John, a community that has fought off land developers for a decade and has now developed its own plan for the future. By Morris Fradin Wooed and almost raped by land developers, dragged into one rezoning battle after another, fighting off “Special Exception” at- temPt s by realty en- trepreneurs for more than a decade, Cabin John, a scrappy little community northwest of Bethesda, has now ~napped out its own future. It is fighting back at outsiders bent on carving up the area for “progress.” Community Plan Cabin John is probably the first town in the nation to study itself critically and produce a community plan ~ for survival and im -~ provement. The’ anachronistic place likes being an oasis of greenery surrounded by new suburban sprawl. It likes to be girdled by highways, but wants no concrete pavements bor- dering its streets, rOads, and avenues. Only trees, bushes, and shrubs. It likes being ~ heterogeneous, with professionals residing next to, blue-collar workers, old retirees next to young families, and with a large black community within a white community. Cabin John likes the history, of its settlers: im- migrants from Erin’s “auld sod,” imported to build the C &O Canal; dig and lay the conduit for Wasbington’s water supply (beneath MacArthur Boulevard); and construct the Union Arch across Cabin John Creek. The aqueduct-bridge- – highway was. for 40 years among; the world’s engineering marvels.. intact! It would like to have – additional recreational areas: a.play and activity center beneath a WSSC water tower, a pedestrian access to the canal, a hike- bike trail bordering most of the community, canoe and bike-renting concessions. Also a small library within a neighborhood shopping center. And a much better sewage system. The town’ d~ysn’t like the stench from the creek, the noisy clatter lowflying helicoperts (in- cluding White House choppers shuttling to and from Camp David), the deafening noise and toxic air pollution from lowflying jets thundering up from National Airport.:~’ Noise Pollution Nor does the tiny “qmet” town tfike kindly to noises generated by illegal minibikes, muffler-less cars, and giant trucks on its narrow, tree-line streets. It insists that Federal, State, and County agencies (All are present here! ) enforce their own established guidelines and abolish the sources of air, noise, and water pollutions that threaten the health, welfare, and hap- piness of Cabin John; Cabin John’s community plan for its future counters the old neglects of Federal, State, and County authorities. Aided by S. W. (“Spike”) Parrish, director, Montgomery County’s Office of Community Development, five planning groups of the Cabin John’ Park Citizens’ Association were formed. They dealt with Land Use, Natural Resources (in- eluding air, noise, and water’ pollution), Housing, Public YOUR “PLAN BY LETTER” KIT Stapeled onto the back of this Village News issue is the first draft of the land use proposed in the Cabin John Community Plan. The final draft is being worked on now, and in November the entire plan will be presented at a Town Meeting. At this meeting any questions will be answered, and a consensus of town feeling about the Plan will be taken. If there are any questions or sug~estlons about the Plan, please call any of the following: Tom Brown, Community Planner 770-5822 Barbara Clark 229z6431 George Delhl 229-6312 Tevv ~eh~fm~n ~O-~O6 Improvements–even a unique Cabin , John Development Corporation to purchase, rehabilitate, repair, and dispose of homes within the community. Surveyed Community Other volunteers expended thousands of manhours surveying the community, tabulating its needs, gripes, strengths and weaknesses. Sixty-five persons were listed on the five committees and the corporation; countless more formed ad hoc units to phone residents, knock on doors, tramp throughout the area, in- forming, querying, cajoling, arguing, tabulating the resultant input. The Village News, a monthly compendium of news. adsl izarden tivs recipes, and local history, euaeu oy indefatigable Susan Vogt, kept the town: speaople posted one every development. Thomas Rhyne Borwn, a County planner was assigned la~” ,’.r by “‘Spike” Parrish to asist the community and corrdinate its efforts, unde~ the County’s Capital Im” provement Project 70-0116; with Federal assistance program• Tom soon en- deared himself to Cabin John; he practically lived there, digging deeply into every facet of the town and “what made it tick He traversed most of its 550 acres, inspected the ex- teriors of i~ 530 houses, and met more of their 1500 inhabitants. The Land Use committee contracted for a 3-by 5-foot polyureathane relief model, exhibiting the area’s topographic features. Ideas were evolved for the best uses of vacant lots, public terrain, and commercially zoned properties, based on demographic surveys.• Current situations were appraised by the National Resources Committee; future plans for housing . rehabilitation were evolved by the Development Cor- poration; Public Services dealt with its health, welfare, and services recommendations; the Public Improvements committee came forth with challenging pr0jects; the Schools committee became a “fighter” unit under the Public Services group. Self-Portrait The “self-portrait” of Cabin John evolved; its strong and weak points became evident• Photography, graphic displays, maps, §kteches, circulars, bulletins~ phone calls by the. thousands, printed words by the millions were produced by the 65 sparetime volunteers and the full time involvement of Tom Brown–blossoming finally into a Cabin John CommunityPlan. It will soon be presented to the County Executive and Council with “the expressed desire of the citizens of Cabin John to make both their village and Montgomery County a creative and rewarding place in which to live•” NEEDED ‘ ‘ VOLUNTEERS AT THE SCH00.L Volunteers are still needed at Clara Barton. People who do not have children in Clara Barton are welcome to take part in our various volunteer programs. Our programs cover readingi math, art, baking, Library, and class room volunteers. If you have any free time please call Mrs. Gelb – 229-8095 for details. OLDER PEOPLE You’re needed to volunteer for an hour or two, one or more mornings per week to help small groups of 6 to 8 year olds with reading, spel- llng, etc. in their classrooms. No experience necessary. Their teachers will provide instructions. For further information call Barbara WANT ADS Lost: Child’s homemade crochet poncho in blue,green , yellow, and coral. Last seen on the Clara Barton playground. Call 229-30S8 Babysitting wanted: Mrs. Patrlcia MacDougal, 79th Place. Mon. – Fri. Job. Also, ironing taken in. Call 229-1817. Married couple with baby would like a small house to rent in Cabin John or Brookhaven area. Good references Please call Chris or Lillian Herz at 387-7471 For Sale: Girls Size 8 Brand New All weather tan trench coat with zip in lining. Call 229-8146, Giveaway: Doberman Pincher, 5 years old petigreed, good with children, ~rfec% watchdog. Call 229-7288 For Sale: Pontiac Catalina 70,4 door sedan, excellent cond. Air Cond. Auto. trans., P. Steering & brakes, Radio & heater, new tires & snow ~ tires. $1995 229-1510. For Sale: 1961 Plymouth, Guar. Md. Insp. ~ Steering & Pc Brakes, Air Cord ~150 Call 229-8873 Yard Sale: Community Yard Sale at 7712 Tomlinson Ave. Save Swap and Sell on Sun. Oct 22 from I0 am to B pm. There will be a 75¢ fee foe selling space to help offset the cost of advertising in the Post. Anyone wishing to donate salable items for the benefit of the Village News may do so, providing he PROMISES to pick the items up at the end of the day if they do not sell. Come explore the contents of your neighbor’s attic, and get rid of the contents of your attic~! REGISTRATION TO VOTE Register to vote until Oct. I0 Mon- Fri 8:30 am to ~pm a.~ the Election Office 690 ;” ~. Jefferson Rockville, Md. For info. about absentee voting call 42~-6265. Send change of address or name, signed to Box 333, :Rockville, Md. IIIIIIIII17~IIIIIIIII11111111111111 CONTRIBUTION THANKS VILLAGE NEWS STAFF Susan Vogt, editor 229-6479 Maryann Wilson, News 229-3397 Barbara Clark, Features 229-6479 Chief Concelabrator Cardinal Ar6h- orris Fradin Specialties 229-1338 bisho~ Patrick O’Bovle M ‘ 2- 8-8 ^ ~ ~ ” JoAnn~ Bast, Mailing 2 ~- ‘/ ~ ~ ~ , Phone: 229-1361 — . Thanks gi~ this month to the Cabin John Citizens Asso for their generous $75 check for the Village News Fund. This is much appreciated. *************************************** NEW NEIGHBOR ; The new neighbor residing at; ii Carver Rd. is Ed Clark, a computer programmer at the US i TreasuryDepartment. He has Just been commissioned by the State Of Maryland as a Notary Public to serve residents of the Cabin John a tea, Ed has lived in Cabin John for over two years and has four child- ren. His daughter Marian worked; in Israel this past summer and is in her sophmore year at Walt %~nitman High School. His older two sons, Steven and Matthew attended Walt Whitman also and are now skilled bricklayers~ while the youngest member of the Clark famil~ is Andrew, a burgeoning fourth grader at Clara Barton Elem. School. Please change your Cabin John Phone Directory ‘ to show Ed’s new number 229-7311 as well as his new address. Thanks. ////H/I/I/////////////////////// NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE I~:~CULATE CONCEPTION (~th and Mich. Ave hUE) Invites all faiths to a Pilgrim- age to Hono~il~ the Motherhood of Qur Blessed Lady~ and the Value and Sanctity of ~Human Life. Sun. Oct8 Time.- 4pm — Bus Accomodations free Bus leaves 3pm fron St. Bart’s School, 6900 Blacklock Rd. Bethesda For bus reservations call: Katy ‘, Barilla 229-5227 or Mgt Lawton i 229-7591. ‘ Dorothy .)let,. BEAUTY SALON 7630 Tomlinson Av*. Ap,. 15 Cabin John, Md. 20731. “Personal Hairdressing'” au:  roob , C rr,.j L PLUM EIN8 ~ND Din& 5= r,~¢c~- g E | N @ m ! “~; ,=N.=. “.~,, ,== I B.eTom¢Ttvt NAIB OTVLOme • POe Tmql amtcooue t.@oul 7 SKATING LESSONS TO BEGIN The Maryland’National Capital Park and Plamning Commission will be sponso ing its fir~% session of lessons at the Cabin John Regional Park rink. Registration for the first session, which beging on Oct. 30, will take place at the rink duri~ every Tues. in October. The times of registration are from I0 am to 2 pm!~nd from 5 pm to 7:45 pm at the rink. The fee for beginners is $18 for six weeks of classes. For information call 365- o 85. IIIIIIIIII!IIIIIIIIII!IIIIIIIIIIII1′ D ISC 0VERING THE BOOK MOBILE The Book Mobile of the Montgomery County Public Library comes to Cahin John once a week. The library card necessary to borrow books is free, and the fine for overdue books is extreemly low – 5¢ per week for adults and 2¢ per week for kids. In addition, books can be requested which normally are hard to get at the regular library. T~ Book Mobile comes to the botton of the stairs o~ Ericson Rd. in the Cabin John Gardens on Mondays from 5:15 to 5:~5 pm. I THANKS TO THE HAM RADI0 OPERATORS Through the personal experience of a member of our community, the M.A.R.S service was brought to my attention. M.A I.R.S. HAndles messages between military personnel and their families. Amateur ham radio operators serve as the vital linkall across the globe whenlmessages need to bei, delivered. The comfort they can bring t~families of military personnel i~ienormous, and • neMa±± aeserve a vo~e of thanks. /////////////////////////////H/1/1// CABIN JOHN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. For the month of August 1972, there were a total of 81 Fire and rescue calZ for the Cabin John and Potomac Station Of these 81 calls,_65_~ere rescues and 16 were Fire calls, with an over-all average of 6.7 men per call. 289 hours 43 mins man hours and $5,850.00 approx fire loss and 4~ hrs 29 mins company hours. Mr. Edward Gotthardt, Fire Dept chief received a letter fron Harry C. Ways, Chief of the Wash. Aqueduct Div. commending the Cabin JohnVol. Fire Dept on its help during a recent chlorine leak emergency. The letter expeessed a reassurance that “during an emergency of this type we can rely on prompt cooperation from your de- partment.” I BAKE SALE October 7, 1972, lO:O0 am at the i Little Falls Mall For the benefit of the Cabln John Park Volunteer Fire Department. If you would likelto make a donation of Bake goods etc. call Mary Morgal 229-4043. POTOMAC VALLEY HOM~MA~ The October Meeting of the Potomac Valley Homemakers will be held on Oct. 16 at the Cabin John GardensCommunity House. The Homemakers Club is open to all women in the community, and interestedpeople are encouraged to attend the October meeting. Come at ll:30 am and bring a sandwich. This is a good way to get to know some new people in Cabin John. The handbook of the Homemakers lists seven goals for this club. *To spend our money wisely. *To make the best use of our time and energy. *Tounderstand individual members of our family and strengthen family living. *To continue to keep healthy families. *To take care of our families’ clothing needs; *To plan and have attractive homes. *To improve the community in which we •live. For more information call Mrs. Dagny Newman at 229,0755° ST. BARTHOLEMEWS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the St. Bartholemew,s Christmas Bazaar. The gifts are beautiful and handmade, the food is delicious, and the kiddie events are a great babysltterl The times are: Fri. Nov. 3 Ipm to llpm (evening for adults only Sat. Nov. 4 10am to 8pm ( Kiddie Day featuring the Moon Bounce) Sun’tN°V’s 5 8am to Ipm . . Bart.’s is at 6900 Blacklock Rd. Beth.See you there~:l!l! A preliminary meeting for parents of Pyle students will be held on Tu~y, Oct. 24th to explore the recommendations of the Jr. High Report submitted to the Citizens Asseciatlon. It is hoped that I questionnaire will be developed at this meeting to determine what areas of interested should be discussed with the+Pyle staff. If you are interested in the report, and would like to attend the meeting, call Diane Heflin, 229-0280 or Gladys Richardson 229-0108 for time and l location. ( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( ) ( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( ) NOTE OF THANKS A PERSONAL THANKS to the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary for their donation of bulbs for MacArthur Blvd. Everyone will appreciate them come spring. Daffodils an~ tulips were ordered. Thank you, Joan Hook ~~~~~l/Ill~Ill/Ill/Hill~~~~~/~~~~~/~ LITTLE FALLS LIHRARY NOTES A book discussion of Bernard Malmud’s The Tenants will be held on November 3 at Is30 p.m. No plans have been made for children’s room activities. CABIN JOHN BOASTS NEW BOY SCOUT TROOP by Morris Fradin and Ron Wilson Twenty,year-old memories of famous Boy Scout Troop 4d+4~ with Norman L. Nelson as Scoutmaster, came to mind when new Scout Troop 1448 was organized Sept. 20, under the sponsorship of the Cabin John United Methodist Church, at 77th St and MacArthur Blvd. Rev. Donald Fishel and Ron Wilson National Park Service Ranger~ some- tlmeago determined that local young- sters were deprived by the lack of a Boy Scout troop in Cabin John. They “leaked” the information that boys in the 5th grade of school or ll years old were missing a lot of fun. In the “old days~” said Lud. Cat-. lett, visiting District Scout Executive, Dads were the prime movers of scout troops. But since Women’s Lib, Catlett emphasized, Moms were “in” and very much welcome in every • aspect of Boy Scout activities. Catlett addressed the initial meeting on Sept. 15 at the church. About 20 persons, including 6 boys werepresent. Noted there were Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Eisenberg and their son, Mark; Dr. and Mrs. Burtt Rich- ardson and their son, Henry; Mrs. Joseph Glenn and Jimmie, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gesswein. Also Rick Robinson, County recreation represen- tative, Carter Rila~ Unit Commissioner, spoke onthe advantages of Boy Scout membership in building good citizen- ship. non Wilson outlined all the interesting events he planned for the new troop, urging the attendees to spread the good word among other youngsters in the community. Marvin Eisenberg accepted the post of Committee Chairman; Neil Oliver si~ned up as institutional representative of the church; Ron Wilson as Scoutmaster; Doug Earp as Assistant Scoutmaster; Maryanne Wilson and Joe Gesswein as committee members. On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Scout- master Wilson instructed the new scouts in scouting reqairements, the Scout Oath, Scout Law, 0utdoorCode, and Regulations. They also discussed their uniforms, tied bandages, and learned something of First Aid. On Wednesday~ Sept. 27, Ron Wilson announced that II boys had signed up and paid their dues: Mark Cissel, Mark Eisenberg, James Glenn, Terry Hook, Jeff Jones, Keith Mazzi~ Phil 0kkers, John Rabner, Henry Richard- son, Philip Riddle, and Mike Schlee- ter. Cplin Turner and Billy Steven- son were among the uncommitted “observers”. Ron Wilson (229-3397) and Doug Earp are expecting more youngsters to sign up as scouts. The Troop meets each Wednesday at 7pm in the Multi-. purpose Room of the Methodist Church. Get over there, boys (and parents tool) while there’s still room in Troop 14d+8 of the Boy Scputs. SCOUTING To date, full troop acti~ty plans are not complete, but the gen~a~ goal of one outdoor activity pe~ m~nth, either a day hike or overnight campout, and a variety of activities at each weekly scout meeting has been set. You can contribute to the success of this troop by volunteering your time and special skills. Your professions and hobbies make each of you uniquely qual- ified to help the troop. Whether you want to be a merit badge counselor, a driver on campeuts, or an adult leader, and whether ~or not you have boys in scouting, w~ need you. Fill out the Boy Scout Parent Talent Survey Sheet enclosed wi~ this issue of the Village News. When completed, ~ give the survey to any boy registered with the troop and tell him to bring it to the next meeting, or mail it to Ron Wilson, P.O. Box 186,i Cabin John. Someone ~ will contact you to discuss scouting once we have your f~rm. Remember, your special skills and your interests, once known to the adult lead- ership of the troop, will enable us to provide a variety of activities to Cabin John Scouts. i Look for “Smoutin~ News” in future issues of the paper, where you will find notices of activities and reporting on treop events. Ron Wilson. 229-3397 (Home) ************************************ ********************************** GIRL SCOUTS MEET Jr. Girl Scouts will have their first meeting on October 3, 1972, from 3 pm to 5 pm. We will meet at the Cabin John Recreation Center wit~ leaders Mrs. Bast and Mrs. Wilson. All girls 9 – ll years old or in 4th – 6th grades are eligible …. so plan to come. We are planning an exciting year with hikes, overnights, craft~ Badge and Service,Projects and local trips, j~ Girl Sco~ts meet every Tuesday from•3 to 5!~at the Rec. Center. i Hope to see you Tuesday~ : ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()() “Why I Love Cabin John ” Departmebt September died gloriously in a ~tun- ning sunset–but I wouldn’t have known this if a knock on my door hadn’t~ drawn me away from the dinner table. ~ There was Mrs. C.R. Smith moving swiftly away from our house to join Mr. C.R., who stood, transfixed, gazing skyward and oblivious to an approaching car. The driver carefully threaded hi~ way around the three “nuts” in the road who watched they,dying sun enshroud itself in a blanket of flaming colors. Where else would thoughtful neighbors come knocking on the door to share a superb autumnal sunset? –“Crabbin’ John” Frad£n COMMUNITY PLAN SUBCOmmITTEE REPORTS At the ~e~tember Citizens Asso. meeting Gladys Richardson presented 6 reports from her Schools and Other Public Services Committee. HEALTH: A random survey of residents in Cabin John showed that basic health needs are met; over 95% did not know what servoces are offered by Mont. County, nor had they heard others mention their experiences with county health services; finally, there was total support for a Community Health Day (medical screening without charge). Eight recommendations, including a standing health committee to carry out some of the recommendations such as Community Health Day were made. SCHOOL HEALTH: Because the school nurse can give no health care, nor can she teach, two recommendations wrer made: the school health nurse meet with the PTA health comm., and alsolmeet with the school health club; established along the lines of a student government. t PYLE JUNIOR HIGH: Because the school board set the goals and objectives of education, and because • the state sets the courses of study, the school must adapt these requirements to fit the interests and abilities of its students; P)le designs three programs within each grade, each at a different leve~ but covering the same basic material. Placement is determined by 1)Judgement of 6th grade teacher (sometimes plus parent and counselor) 2)standardized test scores, 3) achieve. ment in elementary school. Counselor ratio to students is 1 to 415. Recom- mendations included a Joint request by Pyle staff and committee members that parents of students meet together and with Pyle staff. LIBRARY: Cabin John doesn’t meet qual- ifications for a library; however the bookmobile comes to Cabin John once a week; there are no fees for cards, and books will be brought on request. Also, the school library is open until 4 pm to children with signed notes, usually every day except Wednesday. RECREATION: Parklands are available in abundance for individual or group use. Strong support is made for Land Use Comm. recommendations. Scouts and Dept. of Rec. provide group activities for children. Recommendations: community needs!to be alerted when leadership vacuums occur in scouttroops. Swimming is available to Cabin John children 2 days a week at Palisades Pool, and i day la week at Mohican Pool. Three other major reports, B year old program, elementary education, and senior high education will be comple- ted by the Oct. Cit. Asso’~ meeting. If you would like to read~lany or all of the Education and Other Public Services reports, please call Gladys Richardson at 229-0108. MI~fHODIST CHURCH NEWS The Cabin John United Methodist Church Just completed a weekend of Renewal — a Lay Witness Mission. There were programs • and activities for all age groups. The weekend was climaxed by the Sunday morning service when the Lay Witness Coordinator, Bill Michaels, from Hanover, Pennsylvania, delivered the morning message. The next event at the Cabin John United Methodist Church will be a motion picture film, “IN A QUIET PLACE” starring David Cassidy. The film’s high point of emotion is when the star and his girl friend go up into his bed room and their sexual desires are expressed. To tell you more would spoil the show. TEENS and families are encouraged to come and see this Family Films Presentation at 7:00 p.m. on October 8th at the Church. October 14th the church will sponsor a ham and turkey dinner. All from this end of the Potomac valley are encouraged to attend and support this program. Monies from the dinner will be used for painting and maintaining church proper” ties. The time will be from 4,00 p.m. on Saturday the 14th until about 7,00 p.m. depending on how long the delicious food lasts. Tickets are available by calling 229-8233. The adult tickets are $2.75 and the children’s tickets are $1.25. Carry- outs are I0# extra. October 15th Bishop James K. Mathews will come to dedicate the church building. Friends and neighbors are encouraged to come and Join us in the Joyful celebra- tion. Also on October 15th following the Worship Service a brief dedication service is planned on the lawn around the newly constructed bulletin board. This service will be to dedicate the bulletin board in memory of Robert Lee Kuster. October 22, will be observed as Firemen’s Sunday at the church. : An opportunity for the firemen and their families to come and Join us in wor- ship, representing the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Company. Our speakers that day will be Ted and Shirley Dewolf who are students at Wesley Theological Seminary. Shirley is a native of Rodesia and Ted, her husband, spent several years there teaching. The Rummage will be open Tues- day, October 3, and Tuesday October 10th, from i0 a.m. to 2800 p.m., and from 6800 p.m. until 9800 each day. We must make room for preparation for the turkey dinner so come and get your bar- gains while they last. We have lots of “goodies” so don’t miss this BIG sale. The Boy Scout troup will meet at the church on Wednesday evenings at 7,00 p.m. If your son is scout age, why not encourage him to come and Join the troup, Scouting helps build character in men and gives boys a purpose in life. CABIN JOHN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • RUMMAGE SALE EVERY TUESDAY I0 am to 2 pm (day 6:30 pm to 9 pm ( night ) For additional information call 229-3149 at night or 227-1611 at work

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