October 1979

VOLUME 12 NLDdBER IO SERVING THE PEOPLE OF CABIN JOHN AND BEYOND OCTOBER ‘ 79 i CITIZENS ASSOCIATION MEETING SET FOR OCTOBER 2~rd by Allen Van Emmerik The next Citizens Association meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd, 8 pm. at Clara Barton. The proposed agenda is: 1. Neighborhood Crime Prevention: This was put first on the agenda, out of order, so that the offi- cers may return to duty. Offi- cer Jerry Barron of the Crime Prevention Unit has a prepared presentation on neighborhood and home security. It sounds like an informative, thoughtful presenta- tion, well worth your time. It includes a film on burglary me- thods. Officer Barron will try to have either a beat officer or a lieutenant from our County Police Station, or both, as part of the program to discuss po- lice-community cooperation in crime and vandalism prevention. Please come and participate ac- tively, both in hearing first- hand what we can do to help the police help us, and in giving the police your views on what they shoulddo to help us. 2. Minutes of the Sept.2~ mtg. 3. Treasurer’s Report, Member- ship Report, Crab & Chicken Feast Report, and details on the dues increase voted into effect at the last meeting to be insta- ted next September. 4. Committee Reports: a) Aircraft Noise – the status of the letter to Sec. of Trans- portation Goldschmidt. b) Four-Year-Old School – progress, re.a’ti.ons with St. Andrew’s and related doings of Clara Bar’ton, upkee-p, MacArthur Blvd. drainage. c) Transpo’rt~tion – any deve- lopments in bus service. d) Village News – report on fund drive, more on community news:features. e) Relations with Palisades Pool – Your officers met with Pool represerztatives on Oct. 16. Weadvised that the general reaction to their open letter was affront that Cabin John should be taken as the sole source of the Pool’s problems. They agreed that an open letter was not a good start. Generally, the meeting was constructive. The free swim program was immediately severed from the vandalism discussion for treatment at a later date. We agreed on certain common initi- atives, such as the physical closing of the park at a curfew hour, and a bid for more police protection. They will consider some access around their fence between Cabin John and the park. The meeting ended on a construc- tive note and away from blaming Cabin John for the Pool’s pro- blems. The work continues. 5. Welcome to New Neighbors: Please encourage new neighbors to attend the meeting with you. 6. Open Discussion: Please make known anything you think needs attention or discussion. Sugges- tions: teen activities and faci- lities, particularly a place; a more profitable fund-raising event for the Four Year Old School than its ru~mage sale; incorporation and volunteers to help study it a food co-op andvolunteers to study it; and a December party for the Childrenand the community, per- haps on December 8th. If you have any suggestions for party acti- vities, alternate dates, or would just like to help plan the “Win- terfest” call Stephanie Becker at 320-5038. CRAB AND CHIC~S~N FEAST – / Once aga&n, the Cabin John Commu- nity Crab and Chicken Feast was a gigantic hit with everyone who came to work, eat, visit and be a part of the community. The rain was expected to put a damper on the entire affair, but instead it seemed to add to the c~maraderie of the event. As one crab lover put it: “It’s hard not to be friendly with everyone when you are trapped under a tarp to keep dry, are rubbing elbows with all and sharing your crab mallet with people you’ve nevermet before.” Everyone certainly made the best of a wet situation, thanks to tarps erected by Peter Vogt & Company. Most of us are anxious for next year’s feast, this year’s was so ~uch fun. Once again, the ~east would have been impossible to pull off without help from the energetic volunteers. Thanks to all of you! Boss Servers: (Double Huzzahs!) They solved all problems, reple- nished all foods, set up and generally worked their tails off. Beverly Sullivan Wanda Veraska Servers: Stephanie Becker Ellen Jankows~F Mary Vinton Florence Haegly Xartha Patch Jane Winslow Angela Coppola Cynthia Carter Marguerite McKenna Betty Yaklovich Betsy Lawrence Arlyn Jurin Jim Craig Carol Snowden Lois Finley Fran Patch Janet Dence Elaine Tmma Karen Senger Katy Glakas Dorothy Hart Annette Davis Dotti Welsh Judy Toth Joe & Gussie Moravec (cont. on page 3) THE VILLAGE NEWS 2 ,-< I eR-QW”J’ October is here and the activity of our gardens is winding down. This is a splendid time to reflect on the bounty of the earth and our part in working with it to produce nutritious food. Although there still may be a few die-hard plants producing, it’s time to prepare your garden for a long winter’s nap. The nights are quite~chilly and frost can be expected. This calls for a thick layer of mulch around those veggies that will remain in the ground through No- vember and December. Your garden soil has been wor- king hard, so remember to reple- nish it with the nutrients it needs. Fall is the time to add organic matter, nitrogen, phos- phorous and calcium so that these nutrients will be available to new seedlings in the sprin~. Nitrogen is directly responsi- ble for plant growth above the ground. Too much or too little results in a decline in the amoun~ of food the soil can support. Most available nitrogen comes from organic matter. Excellent sources for organic matter are: cow manure (with or without bedding), composted horse m~uure, rabbit manure, • hay, grass,leaves, tea and coffee grounds. Phosphorus is needed for strong root systems, the develop- ment of fruit, and good growth. For phosphorus to be available to the plants, certain acids from the decomposition of organic materials must be present. The best sources are phosphate rock (10#/lO0 sq. ft.), cottonseed meal, wood ashes and citrus and banana wastes and ~aq ur e s. Lastly, calcium is responsible for determining the soil pH. Maryland sol is notoriously too acid and needs this alkalizer to raise the pH level. This nu- trient is even more important for the gardener who uses eaves as mulch because they are acJdy. Good sources for calcium are DolomJtic limestone (gro~md limestone, wood ashes, bone:meal, and o~’ster shes (available in crushed form at local farm feed stores i!:e SS). After applying the fertJ..Jzers and organic matter to the garden, it would be a good idea to work it in with a tiller or spade, so that it can decompose and begin to be released into the soil. The sun and weather can leach away valuable nutrients, so be generous and give your garden a good layer of mulch. This special treatment will insure a good crop next year. Organic material constantly decomposing is A#1 and a matter of routine to highly successful gardeners. (Address inquiries to: The Gardener’s Friend, c/o Avenel Farm, Persimmon Tree Road, Potomac, Md.) GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY GARDENING! INTRODUCING ST. ANDREW’S St Andrew’s Episcopal School is a new, coeducational, Episcopal secondary school which has re- cently leased the Clara Barton Elementary School. St. Andrew’s was begun in the fall of 1978. St. Andrew’s has grown from an enrollment of forty students a year ago to lO0 students today partly due to the expansion from three grades, 7-9, to four grade: 7-10. The first class will be graduated in the spring of 1982. St. Andrew’s is supported philosophically by the Epsicopal Diocese of Washington, and financially through tuitions and gifts. It is a fully accredited school. St. Andrew’s is proud to be a part of the Cabin John community and invites everyone to stop by and visit the school. DRACULA APPEARING IN CABIN JOHN On November 20th, St. Andrew’s School will present the three- act dramatic production of Dracula. The entire Cabin John community is welcome. Call 229-2700 for more information. NEW GUIDE TO NURSING HO~S The guide is published by Mont- gomery County and is available free at County libraries or by sending a self-addressed, busi- ness-sized envelope with 30¢ to the Office of Consumer Affairs, 6 Roc~ille Pike, Rk-vle.,Md. 20852. UNICEF DRIVE This year, the International Year of the Child, Cabin John United Methodist Church is ser- ving as a sponsor organization to help UNICEF help the children. The church hopes to coordinate previously scattered efforts into a single consolidated effort. Sunday October 21 has been set aside as UNICEF DAY. Children will gather at the church at 1:30 to receive collection materials. From 2:00 to 3:30, the children will collect from designated areas under adult supervision. From 3:30 to 4:30, refreshments will be served. If you wish to participate, call 229-8233. GLEN ECHO BUS TERMINAL PROPOSED As reported in the August ECHO, Montgomery County has proposed using the main Glen Echo Park parking lot as a Metrobus termi- nal. The County feels that this solution would ease the rush hour traffic congestion on MacArthur Blvd. and Goldsboro Rd. and would eliminate interference with busi- ness operations at the Glen Echo EXXON station, where the bus stop is currently located. The traffic would be shifted to a parcel that is hardly used during the week. The problem became particularly acute this summer when more people began using the N4/N5/C1 bus routes. The Glen Echo Town Council voiced seve- ral problems they have with the plan, says the September ECHO, and are investigating any ne- gative impact the change might have on the “quality of life” in Glen Echo. FflRS. SMITH WRITES Mrs. Gladys E. Smith, formerly of 75th St., writes that she misses her friends and neighbors and invites all to drop in, phone or write. Her address is Avalon Manor, Rte. 8, Box 35, Hagerstown, Md. Phone RE9-9360. ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET Sat.,Nov. 3 from 4:30-7:30. $3.50. Cabin John United Methodist Church, 77th & MacArthur Blvd. 229-8233 “file VILLAGE NEWS Builders: Paul Mazzi John Gelb Grant Peters Peter Vogt Matt Stuart Cooks: Joan Hook* Regina Hook Susan Vogt Susan Gash Elizabeth White Jane Winslow *(above & beyond the call of duty, Jane did this in a neck brace, ending up in traction with a pinched nerve.) Choppers: Fran Patch Diane Kellog Rita Burke Merry Van Emmerik Pat Duff Diane Lee El~ine Mazzi Muscle: Special thanks to the firemen for helping the cooks lu hoist, pour off hot oil, etc. Refrigerators: Betsy Haas Cappie Morgan Susan Vogt Mary Sodano A GREAT BIG TRIPLE THANK YOU TO P~RIE Z~EFE for finding all these volunteers and telling them what to do and where to go on the day of the feast and before and after. Advance Ticket Sales: Organized by Susan gelb and carried out enthusiastically by many community members, especially Bill White and Nancy Fisher. Art Work for tickets, flyers and signs, also putting up and taking down signs was done by Merry Van Emn~rik. Organization & Planning: Alan Van Emmerik Matt Stuart Frank McKinney Pat Duff Donald Hay Tom Green Linda Wichman Bill White Joe Moravec Marie Keefe Susan Vogt Bobbi Stuart Tony Guida & Merry Van Emmerik Many thanks also to lots of people who were not asked fn advance, but seeing the need, helped out on the spot! HON~ IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM Elderly, handicapped and low in- come residents should take advan- tage of free home improvement services offered by the County. Services include weatherstripping installation of storm windows and insulation; construction of con- crete sidewalks and ramps for the handicapped; landscaping; home repairs and renovations. For information~ call 279-1542. $ NEIGHBOR NEEDS HELP by Betsy CheneY Probably our oldest CJ resident, Dr. Everett Albritton (soon to be 89 yrs.) could sure use a ride everyday to the Glen Echo bus stop and/or a lift home. The h0u~s cski~-fle-xibl6, be±ween 7:30 and 9:00 in the morning and from 4:00 on in the evening. He has been walking, but this would be difficult with the cold wea- ther soon to come. Anyone going down MacArthur Blvd. who would like to help him out should ~rop by and introduce themselves and set up a schedule. It isn’t • necessary to Rick him up at his door; He’d arrange to meet on any corner that is convenient. He will try to pay for the rides, if necessary. Dr. A’s phone number is:229-7735, but he’s hard of hearing, so a personal visit on a weekend would be better. He lives at 7505 Arden Rd. (ed.note: Dr. A is actively communicating with ~ongressman Barnes regarding stopping the passage of additional federal laws which would give more power to union bosses. Due to space limitations, his correspondence could not be included in this issue.) MOICEY, MOh~Y, MONEY, MONEY, MONEY The Village News is beginning to run low on funds and is consider- ing ways to increase Our bank balance. How about another T- shirt sale? Would you like to buy one? Or a door-to-door drive for contributions? Would you help out? Would you contribute? If you have ideas, or would like to help, please call Bobbi Stuart at 229-6931. PASTRIES*MEATS*CARRY-OUT! GROCERIES*BREAKFAST*LUNCH MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 6:30 am to 6:00 pm ~. JOHN GWEN COLEMAN, A RESIDENT OF HUMBER 1 CARVER ROAD AND RETIRED FROM THE NAVAL SHIP RESEAROH AND DEVELOPmeNT CENTER AT CARDEROCK, BECAME ILL ON SEP- TEMBER 30 AT HIS HOME AND PASSED AT SUBURBAN HOSPITAL ON OCTOBER 3, 1979. HE LEAVES HIS WIFE, N~RGARET, THREE DAUGHTERS, ONE SON. HIS SERVICE TO THE NEIGH- BORS OF CARVER ROAD, SEVEN LOCKS ROAD AND THE CABIN JOHN GARDENS WILL LONG REMEMBER HIS FINE V~INTENANCE ON THEIR HO~S, HIS SMILING FACE AND GOING TO HIM FOR ADVICE ON HOW TO DO A JOB. YES, JOHN, OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY OVER THIS EARTHLY LOSS, BUT ~gE BELIEVE YOUR REWARD WILL BE FOUND IN ~R-EAVEN. a friend & neighbor, Frank D. McKinney 8 Carver Road 20 SAT 24 WED 27 SAT 27 SAT 27 SAT & 31 ~fED CALL BIRD BONANZA: A park ranger will demonstrate the basics of birding. Meet at the Ta- vern Museum, Great Falls, Md. 8 am. SENIOR RAMBLE: Senior citi- zens join a park ranger at the Tavern Museum at 10 am. Canal movies and a 45 min. stroll down the C&O canal. Bring a picnic lunch if possible. BIKE HIKE: Join a park ranger for a bike hike to enjoy the crisp fall air and colors. Meet at Swains Lock Potomac, Md. at 2 pm for a 2 hr. ride. SA~J~NTHA’S CAMPFIRE: Join Samantha and Friends for an hour around the campfire to hear hoolies and ghosties of the C&O Canal. 7 pm at the Tavern Museum. For children aged 6-12. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF FALL: Enjoy the fall colors with Helen Johnston and Betty Bushell as they explore the flora and fauna of Great Falls Park, Md. Meet a~ 10am at the Tavern museum. for slides and a hike. 299-5613 for further” ” ‘~ Ir~ O. ” \ …. ‘~\ Ti~I~ VILLAGE NEws 6 I I I gI SSIFIBD II SUBSTITUTE TEACHE~R wanted by P ~’~ DO YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING’~ ~ preschool in CJ area for occa- IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Editor-Bobbi Stuart sional am and early pm. $3.50 an hour. Call 320-4565. WANTED Driver for sm. school bus for pre-school in CJ area. 1 hr./day, $20/wk. 320-4565. WANTED Working quarters for doll house maker who was in residence this summer at Glen Echo. Desires lg. garage, empty basement w/ separate entrance, warehouse, barn, anything. Will make repairs if nec. Call Bill Cole 656-6014. STRETCH YOUR-F00D DOLLAR: Enjoy tasty & nutritious vegetarian main dishes for a fraction of the cost of traditional meat-based meals. Especially suited for the non-vegetarian family. For 12 recipes, send $1:50 to Stepha- nie Stouffer, Avenel Farm, Persi- mmon Tree Rd. Potomac, Md. 20854 WANTED Young woman needed as occasional companion to semi- invalid elderly lady, once or twice a month. Duties are mini- mal. Call Elaine 229-4191. JOB AVAILABLE to person with d–~ve-~ 1-~nse (high school student?) willing to drive an adult once a week on errands. May use my car. Call Elaine 229- 4191. TRADE Single bed w/mattress & spring for double bed 229-3482; WANTED PtTtime typist, work in own home. We will deliver & pick up. Call 229-4626 after 6 pm. LOST White & grey Huskie. Es- caped Sunday am after bath, has no collar. Very friendly. An- swers to “Ices”. REWARD 229-4790. NEWSPAPER PICKUP As most of you are probably aware of by now, your old and unwanted newspapers may no longer be thrown away with your regular trash. They must be bundled up separately and put out for pick- up on Saturday mornings. Let us all hope that this recycling effort by the County is success- ful. UNICEF Cards / 1980 Calendars • Children’s Books, .Kindergarten through Junior High. .Inexpensive (but top quality) paperbacks as well as prize winning hardbacks and Junior Classics. Adult Reading, .Best Sellers .Award Winners .Craft and Cookbooks .Art and Travel Dictionaries for children and adults. Gift Boxes and Sets for all ages, History Books on the communities of Cabin John and Bannockburn. COME TO THE BOOK FAIR’ At Bann0c~burn School 6520 Dalroy Lane (229-6931) Circulation-Judy Green Business-Susan Gelb The VILLAGE NEWS is publi~ed monthly in Cabin Joan, Maryland. Subscriptions ue$4.0O per yef f~ ~-resM~a free to Cabin John resklentt Ms! ell articles, inquiries, suggestions, letters and subscriptions (with payment) to: The Editor THE VILLAGE NEWS ¥o,i 01i’¢ Box 164 . Cabin Joan, M wyi~m~ 20731 THE VILLAGE NEWS DISPLAY ADVERTISING RATES: Full page $40.00 . 213 page $30.00 1/2 page ” $25.00 113 pale $15.00 1/6 page $10.00 1/12 page $ 6.00 P-D CLARK ~J4~OOOSeeBOOOBOOOOOOOOeOOOOOeOaeOO 831″7 TOMLISON RD. BETHESDA. MD. 20034 AI2T CREATIONS 229-‘7311 CABIN J0~H~ TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES There are still 1978-79 phone directories available. If you ar new to the area, your name will not be in it, but those of your neighbors will, as well as lots of information about nearby ser- vices, schools, churches, etc. If you would like to have one or replace your old and tattered, they are free. Call Diane Lee at 229-8224. Nov. 7 – 7-9:30 pm Nov 8, 9 3:30 &lION (For additional information ~I~I  omovinK Nt t\ ohaullnK oyard wox  Z’-es:nmat~T~ able

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