October 1973

VOL. 7 No. ~ ‘ ….. L October, 1973 OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS Barbara ~nslow – i to 4 Great Falls Camp fire – 5p.m. Great Falls • 13 Gold ~ne ~ke – 2p.m. Great Falls 12-13 Rummage Sale @ 9-7 Methodist Church 13-~ Craft Exhibit – 11-4 Pennyfield Lock House 17 Wood Carving – 7:30 Little Falls Library 17 The Cost of Nutrition – 8 Cedar Lane Unitarian Church 18 Dried Flower Arranging – 3:00 Little Falls Library 24 Citizens Association – 8p.m. Clara Barton 25 26 27 2? 28 Nov. 3 5~7 -8 iLeather Crafting – 7:30 Little Falls Library Pot Luck Supper – 6:00 Clara Barton Gold ~dne Hike – 2p.m. Great Falls Children,s Halloween Prog. LittleFalls Library the Act ~’lays – 7:30 Hethodist Church • -h • 10:30 Turkey & Ham Dinner – 4P.m. Methodist Church Senior Citizens Program 9-12 Rockville Civic Center First Girl Scout Meeting CABIN JOHN CITIZENS SPEAK ON PLAN The citizens of Cabin John were complemented by the commissioners of the zoning changeshearin K on September 13, for their presentation, which was well organized, and highlyunderstandable. Community Solidarity in support of the Cabin John Community Plan was shown for the most part, and each issue was spoken to| everyone who had signedup to Speak was given the Opportunity. This is not the last time we will be called upon to speak uo in supportof our plan, but Cabin John is moving toward implementation. MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES A sPECIAL FORSENIOR CITIZENS The Department of Adult Education in co- operation with Montgomery County Recreation Department and the City of Rockville Recre- ation Department is sponsoring two workshops for Senior Citizens who might be interested in performing needed services to the co~muni- tYin schools, nursing homes, orivate homes, etc. Communication Skills )~orkingwith the Young in Special Skills, a six hour workshop for SenSor Citizens who would like to adapt their o~m personal skills in art, music, home arts and industrial arts in working with younE children between the ages of six to twelve. DATES: Monday, November 5 and Vednes- day, November 7 T~: 9:00 to 12sO0 Noon PLACE: Rockville Civic Center Baltimore and Edmonston Road • To register, please f~ll out the q~ Oil Owl inginformatio~ and return to, Miss Sara Sweeney Dept. of Adult Education 850 N. !gashington St. Rockville’; Maryland 20850 NAMEI HO~ PHONEi ADDRESS CITYs WORKSHOP PREFERENCEs NU~.~BER OF APPLICANTS, ZIP COI~4UNICATION SKILLS The MontgomeryCounty Public Schools, Department of Adult Education is presenting programs on senior living on Thursdays, October 4 through November 1 from lOsO0 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Forest Glen Senior Center in Silver Spring. Subjects of the programs vdll include To Your Health , by Dr. Donald P. Conwell; Better Living Through Better Eating, with Mrs. Mary Goodwin and Mrs. Jane Elli0tt; Bewarell Be Awarell, on Consumerism with Ellen Haas and Mrs. Gretchen Zehring! Your Estate -h~at it is and what to do with it, with Gerald V. Vesperl and Meaningful use of Leisure, with Norma C. Day, Nrs. Gladys Sprinkle, Mrs. Dale Rickman, and the Bethany House Band. CALLING ALL GI~L SCOUTS (And othe~ Girls) Girl Scouts (Jr. Level) wili begin their first meeting on October 8, 1973 with a bike hike and cookout to Carderock. All girls ages 9 – 12 and in grades 4-6 may join. Call Mrs. Bast at 229-8789. • ,..s~ jU~ HALLo .~_~ P.~I.DE The liontgomery County Department of Recreation inconjunction with hontgOmery ~all will be sponsoring a Hallo~Teen Parade on Saturday, October 27th at lOsO0 a.m. Festivities include a costume parade, jack-o-lantern judging, games and prizes. Children are encouraged to come in costume for this event. Further information will be available from a flyer to be distributed to schools. S OMETH ING ~.’r~:i~ For the Consueer lhe Xaryland Citizens Consumer Council will hold a public meeting featuring I..ike Jacobson, the author of Eaters Di~est, A@ditives i_~ Booze, and Nutrition Scorebeard~ and .Esther peterson, the consumer advisor to Giant Foodo “The Cost of Nutrition at the Supermarket”‘ is the subject of the meeting to oe h~d on ,,edn~s.~ay, October 17 at 8s03 p.m., at the Cedar imne Unitarian. Church in 3ethesda o ‘ ~ ‘ ” – . ,~(,mlSSlOn is Free. For Adddtional information on the }irylan4 C~tizens bonsumer ” ‘ ‘~ouncll,. ‘~ite’ ?.~r.y!and Citizens Consu:~er Council, Inc. Box 5767 ” ~ethesda, F~ryland 20014. ” For the Conservationist The Canal and River Rights Council has just published its first newsletter, The Valley Advocate ,, which is very in- formative of issues along the Potomac for example, Pepco expansion, Montgomery County Advanced VIaste Treatment Plant, and Sixes Bridge Dam, includin~ alterna- tives and how to help, If you are interested and would li’.’e. to join the Canal and River Rights Council and receive the Valley Advocate send $3.00 for membershlp or ,~lO.O for contributing membership to: C~RC, • 7101 Ridge-wood Ave., Chevy Chase, i!do 20015o =Stepping Away to Take Stock’ –By PEGGY EASTMAN Tempo Editor ~.e:::rinted from th,~. Journal, .T,,mt:-~omer.~ Co. i:d!t.ic.:l. Used ‘qy- Per- Burtt and Gladys Richardson ,f Cabin John are stopping heir world and getting off for Lwhile. For Doctor Richardson, L pediatrician at Children’s ospital, this will be the.first ime in his 38 years. He is oing something rare in the aedical profession: taking a ‘ear off. Specifically, he will take a tine-month leave of absence tom Children’s, where he spe- ializes in child development nd learning processes. He sn’t taking a fellowship for urther pediatric study, or a abbatieal. The work he does a.his field from September to fay will be on his own; the eading he does will be non- tructured, beyond the guide- ines imposed by academic urricula. IT WilL BE a break in 34 ears of routine, starting with indergarten and progressing hrough medical school to resi- eney to a tour with the Air ‘oree, to Peru with Project lope to a fellowship in child evelopment at Georgetown lniversity to his five years at ~hildren’s. “Two years ago I ealized I really hadn’t taken ny time off since I was four,” e said. Burtt and Gladys, 35, and hildren Kathy,• 10, and Henry, 2, will be traveling in a ’66 eep Wagoneer with 68,000 liles on it, loaded with tents, ;0ts and pans, craft equipment (cid:127)d stacks of books. They will pend three months in a cot- age in Maine, three months in cabin in Colorado, and spend he rest of their time in Arizo- he West Coast. They will read, talk together or hours, try handcrafts like ,ottery making, and just sit nd think. They will probably mr: watch TV, socialize with ,thers when they don’t have to, vorry about project deadlines ,r patients. The Richardsons don’t like the phrase “dropping out,” and don’t think it accurately re- fleets what they are doing. They prefer to call their ex- perience “stepping away and taking stock in a different setting.” Really dropping out, with no aim, can be just as limiting as staying in, the Richardsons feel. “If you’re a captive of dropping out then you’re not free,” as Burtt put it. • THE RICHARDSONS’ TRIP is a result of the examination they gave their lifestyle, and the dissatisfactions the close look pinpointed. “I feel in my gut a risk; f don’t knowthat I’ll get it together,” said Burtt quietly. For Gladys, the whole con- cept behind the-trip can be put into effect whether,a fami- ly leaves its physical surround- ings or not. “You don’t have to go away to go away,” she sum- med up, settling back in a chair in the rustic pine living room of her Cabin John home. “The trip isn’t a drastic move; it’s a culmination of some of the things we’ve been thinking about and doing right here.” The “stepping away” really began five years ago, when Richardson first began to take a critical look at the lifestyle he and Gladys seemed to have fallen into in the Washington area. As a full-time staff mem- ber at Children’s, he found himself burdened down read- ing medical material and car- ing for patients. He. was work- ing long hours, and’ not spend- ing as much time .with his family as he wished. AT THE TIME, .the family was livingin a Bethesda neigh, borhood, where, said Gladys, “there were more pressures to keep up” than there are in the Cabin John area they subse- quently moved into. In Cabin John, she noted, there are houses ranging in price from $13,000 to $35,000, and equally heterogeneous owners. Before moving to Cabin John, they found they were doing a lot of socializing, but.it meant less and less the more they did it. “In the metropolitan area it’s easy to have lots of friends, b~ut difficult to have the kind of friends that you can get togeth- er with on almost an extended family basis,” said Gladys. “You can reach out to too many people on too infrequent a basis to have anything really meaningful.” The Richardsons were not happy with the way they were spending some of their money. “Most families in Montgomery County have a surplus income — accor~ling to government statistics L- but how you decide to spend those resources is up to you,” said Richardson. “You have to make choices and de: cide how to spend your money.” They decided to buy only . inexpensive used ears, gave up all credit cards, bought no new Giadys and Burtt Richardson with children Henry and Kathy, before leaving for their trip A quiet Stock-Taking electricappliances. Gladys stopped watching the papers for sales, gave up expensive cake mixes and convenience foods, started wearing blue jeans, no makeup, and tying her hair in two pony tails. “It’s really freed me from things,” she said. She also began to look at the day to day routine of her life and realize that her college diploma — which had been presented as an end in •itself, was irrelevant to what she was doing. “So much in the educa- tional background is meaning- less,” she said. “I married and started a family immediately. Everything I prepared for in my life was at odds with what I was doing.” The diploma, she came to see, wasn’t the end of, anything, nor an especially important achievement. “Aca- demics are the kindergarten of life,” she said. THREE YEARS AGO the Richardsons seriously began mulling over the idea of taking a break in their routinized life, a break which would include their son and daughter. At that time they were thinking along accepted channels — a year studying in London, perhaps. Then Burtt, a Haverford gradu- ate, returned to the college of his undergraduate years for an alumni workshop. At the workshop, he mulled over the wordsof the college president, Dr. John R. Cole- man, who believed strongly ~ that students who took a year off from academics often per- formed~ far better and with greater self-satisfaction than students who completed their four years without interrup- tion. (Coleman put his own idea into practice last semes- ter, taking a sabbatical from Haverford to work with his hands — and think. He-tried everything from cleaning out barns in Ontario to digging ditches in Atlanta to washing dishes in Boston to collecting garbage in College Park, Md., beLore returning to the college this fall.) WHAT IMPRESSED BURTT most about Coleman’s ideas and the college president’s experience was the man’s “willingness to try other paths.” Burtt abandoned the idea of a year off for further study in pediatrics or child development in favor of mak- ing his time off a completely different experience. Meanwhile, the Richardsons began working at home to change facets of their life other than how they spent’ their money and how they socialized. Gladys joined a women’s consciousness-raising group and became involved in com- munity work, specifically .the Cabin John Community Plan and her children’s school. In spite of his demanding job schedule, Burtt took on the job of PTA president. Both em- barked On a program of eating less and exercising more, in- I cluding jogging, and each lost 20 pounds. “I have more stamina than I did five years ago,” Burtt com- mented Of the physical changes he observed in himself, and ~ Gladys added that she feels younger than She has in years. A year ago, the Richardsons began to look at how house- hold tasks were divided, and the upshot was that he began to take over the weekend cook- ing. “When the responsibility for meals was given to me, that’s when I noticed I was cooking on weekends,” he said. Burtt extended his domain to cooking all the food for two dinner parties. At one, “the ‘rice ~.was frankly lousy,” in Burtt’s words. “You know how they are at dinner parties,” he added, “they’d look at Gladys and say ‘thank you’ for the dinner. But she made surethey knew I cooked it.” The Rich- ardsons admit that job changes • at home were not easy to make. “It took us four months to smooth things out,” he said candidly. THEY WERE feeling better physically, they had cut ex ~ traneous “things” from their life, and the kind of sociali~.ing they did tended to be casual, unpretentious familygather- ings with adults and children — or going to someone’s house ;for brunch after jogging with their Saturday morning jogging club. They were seeing fewer people, but seeing those they did more often. But they were still determined to go away, even though, as Gladys put it, “this was not a down period for me.” The maps came out, arrange- ments were made with the hospital, the children were .brought into the discussion. Gladys decided the timing for the trip was right this year, since Henry had finished the sixth grade and would enter a new school (Pyle Junior High) in any case. Kathy and Henry were given a choice of whether or not to attend school in Maine and Colorado during the trip. “We left it up to them,” said Gladys simply. The chil- dren chose to go to school. The children speak seriously about their decisions, and seem to have somewhat am- bivalent feelings about attend- ing new schools and leaving their friends. “I’d rather stay home and have a glass of milk and a cookie and have my room teach me,” Kathy said. Of new teachers, she added, “As long as they’re nice, I don’t mind. As long as they’re the kind that don’t yell and give you ‘stand- ards.'” (Standards, Kathy ex- plained, are exercises for pun- ishment, e.g. writing “I will not • run in the halls 100 times, or. do” 200 multiplication prob- lems.) KATHY SAID SHE will miss her friend Penny Hunter, a year older, who’s going into sixth grade. “We won’t be walking to school together for two years,” she said. She will write her friends “quite often,” she noted. Kathy has her own bankbook and saved money .for the trip. She intends topursue her particular craft hobbies while traveling: paper-folding toys, crocheting, weaving and making clay animals, Although Henry chose to go ~ to school while on the trip, he’s a little dubious about the situa. tion he will face when he re- turns to Cabin John. “It’s going !~to be kind of hard to have dif- “ferent teachers” he’said, “I go , into Pyle next year and there ~.” won’t be anyone I know in any of my classes. It’s a big change anyway, going from the sixth grade into Pyle.” Henry is looking forward to fishing, and, more important, ~reading. “I can sit’down and ~read a 200 page book cover to cover,” he said, adding that he is taking 16 or 17 books along in the jeep. “I want to read the ‘. Tarzan’books from the first. volume to the last.” The Ricl~ardsons’ friends are • “not so shocked I’m not going to work th’is year,” he said. Burtt noted that the first reac- .tion of most friends was “I’ wish I could go: too,” and then they dropped the subject “and went On to something else.” THE RICHARDBONS ARE honest about admitting that “stepping away” for nine months is not in itself an end. They will come back — to jobs, school and a routine:They say what they hope for from the trip is to be !able to-look at their lives and think them out in:terms of long-range goals, rather than short-term expedi- ents, • “You have to be able to look at the future, say ‘that’s where I want. to go — how can I get there?” said the doctor. “You have to set priorities; why just go and do things if you really . don’t want to do them?” Work, iihe noted, is the niajor time- ,i:consumer. “Being a captive of , the job is O.K. for awhile if you !irealize you’re a captive to it. But you don’t have to be a captive.” One subject ~ Richardson hopes to think about in detail • on the trip, and discuss with those he meets, is the mental :attitude that forms.the basis of good health. “There are ways of thinking about being heal- thier that are different from what most of Us do,” he said. Gladys added, “How come peo- ple don’t work at being healthy? They put so much worry, energy and anxiety into the whole sickness bit instead of doing things to be healthi- er.” It is doubtiul whether the H. Burtt Richardsons’ trip will’ change them radically. Long before they packed their jeep, they had alseady examined their choices and made changes in their lifestyle. They had already, in Gladys’ words, started “to go away without going away.” LITTLE FALLS LIBRARY NOTES The Festival of Crafts is scheduled for the month of October. The following demon,~’ strations will be held at Little Fallsl Wood Carving 17 Oct. 7:30 Dried Flower Arranging 18 Oct. 3:00 Leather Crafting 25 Oct. 7:30 A special Halloween film progr~n for children 4 and over will be on 27 October at 10:30. NATIOI~&L PARK SERVICE EVENTS Pan for gold on the Gold Mine Hikes which will be 13 and 27 October at 2 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes. Other programs for experienced hikers are planned. If interested call 299-3613. Barbara Winslow, author of Samantba Goes To Georgetown on the C&O Canal wiY1 be at Great Falls from 1 to h on 6 and 7 October. She will read and autograph copies of her book. This is a children’s bookand should be especially of value t~ Cabin John children who live so near the canal. On 13 and 14 October from ll to 4 the Park Service will have a craft exhibit at the Penny- field iockhouse. Spinning, weaving and wood- working are included. A family cempfire program will be at 5p.m. on 12 October. Bring your own sticks, marsh-i mallows and musical instruments% Rain date is 19 October. ~ Free canoe lessons are hel~every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30.! i Meet at the Great Falls Tavern Museum. ~ctoberfest – October 20. Lt Glen Echo Park, ~d. GT£~V “Alpenveilchen” inc., 2avarian Dance group will performalong ;ith a special Adventure Theatre production )f the Grimm Brother’s fairy tale, “The ‘isherman and his :(ife” 12:30-5:30. Presented n both German and English, Events include “roe carrousel rides, crafts, food and drink. :o-sponsored by the Hontgomery County Rec- ‘eation Department and the National Park Set- ice. 229-3031 HO~’i~ ~~”.D ADOPTI~JE ‘ .,, ,~ ~.-~-.~ ~.~ Kenny is~a 13 year old boy with blue eyes and blond hair; he is nice looking and very like- able. His early life was chaotic with.little opportunity for schooling. He is now in special educational classes for basic reading and math skills. Xenny is now in an agency receiving home. He is desperately in need of a loving mother and father. Call Janet Hutchinson for more information – 320-3357. NOTES FROM THE GARDENS Robert Jones has recently visited his home in Cabin John Gardens. He graduated from b/alt ~itman High School in 1969, and ‘ received his B.S. degree from the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, this year. He is now working at the University of South!Carolina in the computer center. i SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL Westmoreland Congregational Church 4 A one-semester experiment with a Modi- fied Open Classroom for grades 3-6 has de- veloped into a regular part of the Sunday church school at Westmoreland Congregational Church (United Church of Christ). A basicbiblical, theological, or his- torical theme underlies each unit. Whenever possible, a variety of activities, including films, art projects, discussions, research a and stories are presented from which children select their own learning programs. Each child has an opportunity to present his learnings to the group. A specia I feature of the church school, also, is the music program which is part of each class experience. Roger Ames, Director of Youth Music, believes that children should be encouraged to create as well as to perform music. Last spring the group wrote a “tone poem” as a musical render- ing of a Bible verse. The group is now writing words and music for a psalm of thanksgiving. The Modified Open Classroom is scheduled at the same time as the church’s services of worship (9!15 and ii,00 a.m.). Loring D. Chase and Richard N. Eick are responsible for the contemporary and traditional services each I Sunday. Harold Ash is organist and choir director. i Applesauce Cake RECIPE LADLES FIL~ Betsy Haas Mix together, 1 cup applesauce 7/8 cups brown sugar 1/2 cup cooking oil Sift into large bowl, 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1%sp cinnamon 1/2 tsp. powdered cloves Add applesauce mixture to dry mixture. Blend together. Add either, 1/2 cup raisins plus 1/2 cup nuts, or 1/2 cup raisins plus !/2 cup candied peels, or 1/2 cup raisins plus 1/2 cup chopped dates. Spoon into 9″ square cake pan. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. No frosting needed. Illii/llilililil/iiilllllllllii/iiiiiiliiill ~e express our sy~oathy to the family of William Henry Jones of 6924 Seven Locks ~d. He died on July 28, 1973 of a heart attack, leaving his wife, ~ry E. Jones and lots of relatives and friends. He was a long time resident of Cabin John and very well liked bY all. From all the neighbors of Cabin John. ///////////////////////I/////////I////////// CABil( JCHN :,C~,.L ~- .J” . .” 4:’ <:. – /. • “:,:/, ! L ,<, :5 ….. ” (” : ! :’ } .: Y ;~”!~i~ ~'” ,, , ~!’:~ ,,, ~ , , :”i,@” • i//! • . . ~,~ P~,.,.T~ C~.,TRI_UTmD BY :~L,. . S~’:ITH Taken fror’~ Smithscnian Institut.ion I:~Tative. i” J i: i ~J ~.. CABIN JOHI~ HOTEL ~e following is copied from “A Brief (istory of Cabin John Park, ;dnich was ~itt~n in ~Tarch, 1947 by Edith Martin ~rmstrong. Near Cabin John Bridge, on the river side )f the road, once stood the famous Cabin John 3ridge Hotel. It had 40 rambling rooms and ms the scene of gay parties and the favorite ~athering place of diplomats, cabinet members ~ongressmen, and social leaders. Speaker Joe annon held all his social functionsthere. }uests came in carriages and a few on the t ~acketsthat traveled the canal. ~iEarly horse- 3ack riders frequented the hotel for break- ~ast, and bicyclists used it for A gathering 01ace. No dancing was allowed inlthe hotel, ~nd no one was ever allowed to remain over- night, no matter ~at his predicament. It was built by the Joseph Bobinger fami- ly. Joseph, a native of Alsace-Lorraine, came to Maryland with his wife, born Rosa Klein, about 1860. After being naturalized he became the first Postmaster of Cabin John. He died when his two son~, William and Georgewere still boys, so Rosa carried on the business until her death, when the sons took over. Both Joseph and Rosa Bobinger were buried in the Dowlin~ Memorial Cemetery located in the Hermon Presbyterian Churchyard. Rosa was a member of that church. After Georg@s death, Villiam continued to manage the hotel. Joseph Bobinger first worked as a stone mason on Cabin John Bridge. He had the temperament of an artist and took great pride in each stone he laid. He had much pleasure in the fact that he had helped to build one of the wonders of the world. ~ile he displayed his ability as a stone mason, Rosa had a refreshment stand in their home on Government property near the bridge. She sold cigars, snuff, tobacco, candies, and drinks to the workmen. Later she added cakes and pies to her stand and often served chick- en dinners to the engineers; Her reputation as a cook spread, and to provide !Space to build a hotel and expand her business, 100 acres of land, stretching along Cabin John Branch down to the river were purchased :in 1870. Shortly afterward, the Bobingers built the original frame hotel of 25 rooms, a repro- duction of an old German tavern. From the building flew many American flags. Other rooms were added, and two other piecesof land purchased, one across the Conduit Road from Thomas Dowling and the other, including Cabin John Branch and beyond from I Jilliam Reading. The completed hotel had two large banquet halls capable of accommodating one hundred guests. One of these was in the front of the building, and the other opened onto an enclosed porch decorated with hanging baskets. There the guests could look out over the lovely gar- dens. Besides the two banquet rooms were private dining rooms, two lunch rooms, a music hall, two parlors, powder rooms, barber shop, a pool and billiard room, several bars, and stock rooms, all on the first two floors. The top floor Contained ten rooms used by the fam- ily. The 50-foot music hall was enclosed by beveled-edged glass windows with oblongs of colored glass above them, and it too was decorated with hanging baskets. Under the music hall was a large iron gate with the word “Rathskellar” above it. This led to the men’s bar. The kitchen and some stockrooms were there, as well as the wine cellar, where the choicest wines were kept. Much of the material and furnishings came from Europe as did the orchestri~ , a powerful music box, housed at the end of the music hall, thei~ear of the hotel, in an octagonal tower~%f unusual architectureS. The orchestrion could be heard throughout the hotel and gardens. The gardens, stretching toward the river in back of the hotel, were laid off with paths and contained valuable evergreens, mag- nolias, many kinds Of beautiful shrubs, ~ wild flowers, and native birds, which attrac~ted nature lovers. Cedar summer houses were scattered about the grounds. A stone spring house, with an abundance of wonderful water, had to be closed in l910; seclusion made it a rendezvous for Undesirable charact- ers. The branch was dammed up for pleasure boats, and a bridge spanned the canal so that guests might stroll along the towpath. In 1910, a $25,000 steel bridge was built over Cabin John Bridge. It contained 500 colored lights which turned thebranch into a fairy- land. Near the bridge was a stand, where a 21 piece orchestra played. Susa was there one season. On thel0~acres across the Conduit Road were stables, groom houses, smoke house, dairy building, ice house filled with ice from the rdver, a red brick gas house which still stands, poultry houses, a large garden, and one of the largest asparagus beds in the country. Mrs. ~ry Bobinger, wife of the last owner of the hotel, confirmed that Haryland fried chicken originated at the Cabin John Bridge Hotel. She did not remember that the chicken was fried any specia I way, but it was quartered and placed just a certain way on the platter,!wlth curled bacon on the top. Around the chicken WaS brown gravy, and lining the ouhs~de of the platter were golden-brown comn fritters.. , . Certain wines and cordials were served with each dinner, in glasses to match their color. Some Of the wine was made by1illiam Reading from his vineyards on both sides ~ of the Cabin JohnBranch . Bread was never used except for sandwiches. The hotel’s biscuits, made with milk, were famous. The head waiter, John L. Smitz, spoke seven languages. The Bobingers were unable to raise all the produce used, so nearby farmers had a r@ady market…. If those in thecommunityneeded a cook for a special occasion, one trained I by Rosa was secured. Around 1900, the Bobingers added an amuse- ment Par~ between the hotel and Cabin John Branch. There were a merry-go-round, a scenic railway, and many other attractions. Soon afterwards Glen EchoAmusement Park was started, and Cabin John Amusement Park quick- ly lost its popularity. The hotel continued to operate until 1927, the last years on a very small scale . After 1~illiam 3obinger’s death in 1928, Mrs. Bobinger moved to one of the s~mmer houses and had a refreshment stand atthe termination of the carline. On Tugsday night, April 7, 1931, the hotel was destroyed by fire. At that time it was completely furnished, many pieces being anti- ques – furniture and glass – of considerable value. Nothing was saved. Villa~e NewsStaff: Mary Anne !;ilson – Editor P.O. Box 186, 229-3397 Janet Dence – News 6503 76th St. 229-7394 , Joann Bast, mailing .: 229-8789 ~: Concord School – Collating andl ~ stapelin~ Special thanks for this edition to Barbara Ye-aman, who had the photo screened. T:ote: The Village News is released on the first weekend of the month, and ordinarily my deadline is the Tuesday preceeding that weekend. Nk~4 NEIG}{BORS ~ga and Ben Green have moved to 6511 76th Street. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!1111111111111111111111111 ~;e want to extendLa friendly greeting to our new neighbors! Permission is always asked to 15st them in this column, but we must know the~ are here before we can ask them. If you are a new neighbor who would not mind, or know of some new neigh- bors, let Janet Dence or me k~ow, . //////////////////////////////////////////// \ Phone: 229-1361 or 229-9811 BEAUTY SALON 7i3g To~li~lme Ave. Apl. IS Cl~. ~. Mal. Ig~al. “P~I 14~i~l~ulq”. .- METHODIST C~{URCH NI~VS Have an early Thanksgiving dinner at the Methodist Church. Turkey and ham~dth all the trimmings will be served on 3 November from hp.m. on. The community is invited. Tickets are $3.50 for a~ults and $1.75 for children A series of one act plays will be presented at 7:30 on 28 0&tober. A drama group from the churchwill pr6duce the original olays. A R~age Sale will be :~eld on 12 and 13 October from 9a.m. to ?p.m. ~VANT ADS PROFESSIONAL TUTOR: Elementary School – High Schoo ! $3.00/ hour, Mar~on Clark – phone 229-6431 BABY SITTING: My home – 5 day week. 229-1136 CHILD CARE NEEDED: For two school age children in my~ome in Bannockburn, from 11:30 a.m. – 6,00 p.m., ?!onday through Friday. Pleaselcall 320-376# evenings. PLUMBER, For part time employment in ser- vice work in area. Journeyman preferred. Dolezal Plumbing – 229-5685. QUI  FOOl) SHOP Pio — Ml, iqillb TN, lid. 22P-‘,S6IS EMIL DOLE ZAL 81NG NE  ‘tNG 2Z9 5&B5 hllcl~t-S I::)raJl~ Sllr~i~l is. ~Qs, l~ Pl, u,~l.w LOST CAT: Siamese cat, female, lives in area of Riverside Dr. 229-2237 evenings. BICYCLE: Boys Schwinn Varsity, lO speed, good condition (was$100) $40. 229-2237 evenings.~,: ‘ . VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The reading program at Clara Barton Elementary School needs volunteers to work 1 hour a week, mornings only. Con- tact ~rge Geib, 229-229-8095, or Barbara Gessweln, 229_229_8146″ ‘L :-: I “p~~ • ~~ING T~ ~/4o~~ ~- ~,,d, ‘

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