October 1981

i I ili i i = i • Volume 151-No. 8 SERVING THE PEOPLE OF CABIN JOHN AND BEYOND October 1981 A History ofHome Study in Cabin John= By Douglas Forman Treasurer, Home Study Pr0gram In the Fall of 1964 several Cabin John parents were concerned about the difficulties their children_ were having in the public schools –largely as a result of integration. Parents in KenGar and Other communities who had the same problems had organized Home Study Programs which helped a lot. So, Cabin John Home Study Program was formed and Celeste Swedenburg served as coordinator for many years. Interested friends were invited to run study hours in homes. Volunteers helped children understand their assignments and encouraged them to do their best. After working together for a while, the parents and voluhteers got to talking about Con~uedonp~e 2 RUMMAGE SALE It’s not too early to add rummage to your holiday shopping list. The Cabin John United Methodist Churcn is holding a big rummage and bake sale that can’t be beat: Friday, Oct. 23, i0 am-8 pm, Rummage and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 24, i0 am-4 pm, Rummage sale. The church will accept choice rummage through 2 pm, Oct. 22. Betty Peck 299-9082 for more information. ~~~~~B~Bu~B~mDmm~B~miIlmm~mm~mm~~mm~m~i~m~im~mIm~i~ Great Crab Feast The annual Crab Feash was a great success. This event is probably the most fun “happening” in Cabin John each year, because it.involves such a large part of the community–both in preparation and attendence. This year 451 people frolicked in the sunshine of a glorious afternoon to the lively music of “Cat’s Cradle.” The food received rave reviews, the highlight being–as usual– Margaret Coleman’s incredible baked beans. Why do we have a Crab Feast? Mainly to raise money for community activities, including The Community Association, The Village News, “the 3 & 4 Year Old School, and the Home Study Program. the food. They did the purchasing, kept track of the intricacies of vegetable preparation, and even cooked half of the vegetables themselves. Susan Gash’s dash to Baltimore to pick up hot crabs and Susan Vogt’s over- Actually, the Crab Feast seeing of the began with the Home Study Program(see accompanying article). For this year’s fabulous feast, we all owe very special thanks to a number of people. Bill White, Pat Duff and Frank McKinney organized firehouse kitchen for cooking the chicken were the most vital elements of the feast. This year the chicken frying operation was enlivened by the addition of several men (Mike Kinley, Pat ~uedonpa#e3 P1 Citizens Association Meeting, -.,., /- CLOSING DATE DEADLINE FOR Clara Barton School.Library . 8 PM, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1981 ~ ~ NEXT ISSUE Nov. 13, 1981 • THE VILLAGE ~EWS conditions in the schools. Soon they were going to the children’s teachers and to the school principals to ask about, and suggest, ways to help the children adjust to the larger and more competitive, integrated schools. Parents of younger children became …… interested and Home Study helped them start a pre-school class at Clara Barton School and a day care center at the River Road Unitarian Church. When Christmas came, the parents and volunteers had a party with a play, games and prizes for the children. In the summer, Home Study helped most of the children toattend summer camp. Some took horseback riding lessons. Outings to parks and museums were popular. Home Study volunteers worked with the Bannockburn, Palisades and Mohican community swimming pools to organize’and manage swimming times for children of families who could not afford pool membership. These projects took money so theparents pitched in with bake sales, chicken carry-out dinners, and a crab feast which was held in Bill White’s backyard on Carver Road. The feast was so popular they did it again the next year. Soon it was an annual community tradition with other organizations sharing in it. As the first students reached High School some =f them volunteered to supervise study hours in ~neir neighbors’ homes. And then, when they were ready to go to college, earnings fromthe Crab Feasts helped them with books and pocket money. Today, 17 years later, most of the children in the Home Study Program are grown and out of school. The public school system now provides specia.l help for children with reading and other learning problems. Teachers and administrators are more aware of the tensions caused by integration and know how to help children deal with them. In Cabin John, and ~:.= nine other-communities where Home Study groups were once very active, the numbers of programs have decreased. Last year Cabin John Home Study Program gave only two college scholarships. This year it provided only One tutor for an elementary school boy and accident insurance for 120 children in the summer swim program. As the residents of Cabin John and neighboring communities, with different income levels, racial backgrounds, and cultural heritages, become accumstomed to living and working together, the tensions ~rom school integration give way to other community concerns. Home Study still serves the communitv but in a different and more modest way. COIN ACTOR 320-5623 LET ANNIE THANK CABIN JOHN & GLEN ECHO FOR YOUR PATRONAGE REMEMBER TO C U S T 0 M F R A M I. N G LE’I- ANNIE FRAME IT Annie MacDonald 229-1557 |mwmm|ummm|mmma|ueaulnalnlmlnaR| m g . Expert Alterations w f  CUSTOM SEWING n D “~ g C-~/Theresa 229-1404 , .~ mmaRD~l~lga~’~’,’~l~E, ~E~-~, ” CABIN JOHN, A COMMUNITY ? OR JUST ANOTHER SUBURB ????? Ten years ago the residents of Cabin John responded to an extensive community-wide survey asking residents to state land use prefecences, rate public services, and recommend capitol improvelnents for Cabin John.. That survey marked the beginning of an intensive planning effort ~{nvolving Over 60 volunteers and a professional county planner. In March, 1973, the Cabin John Community Plan was adopted by Cabin John residents. Cabin John has changed considerably since the Communit~ Plan was passed. To say that all the changes were a result of the Plan’s recommendations or that all the recommendations were heeded by the county is like a farmer saying that wind is caused by a spinning windmill. However, the planning process did allow residents to consider alternatives and the Plan reflected Cabin John’s collective preferences and priorities. Since the Plan was adopted, about half of Cabin John’s undeveloped land has been developed ~. In 1973 the community contained approximately 1600 peopl e and 450 housingunits. Today there are nearly 2200 people and 600 housing units. With the development of the remaining vacant land (the Burgess, Johnson, Mitchell, and Polinger tracts), we can expect our population to reach 2800 with approximately 750 housing units. The size and shape of our community will be set for years to come. If Cabin John residents want to affect the remaining development (numbers of houses, placement of roads, sewer systems), oc the public services associated with this development (bus routes, bike or walking trails, library services), the time to become active is NOW. On Tuesday, October 27th at 8 pm in the Clara Barton School, the Cabin John Citizens Association will review the contents of the 1973 Community Plan and discuss its accomplishments and failures. The land use changes which Cabin John faCes over the next five years will be described. We will discuss whether the community needs to identify new preferences and priorities and, if so, how that should be done. The Cabin John Citizens Association needs and welcomes the participation of old and new Cabin John residents in this look at the past and exploration of the future. A few people can’t do the work or represent the different points of view in Cabin John. The turnout and degree of participation will help answer the question -Cabin John, a community or just another suburb? Cabin John Cil-izens Association Meeting October 27, 1981 8:00 pm Clara Barton School Partial Agenda i. The Cabin John Community Plan -Process, level of participation, recommendations 2. Benefits of the Planning Process -Sense of community, Health Days, Clean Up Days 3. Changes facing Cabin John Now -150 new houses, 500-600 newpeople 4. Where do we go from here? • . .,…., ,. \\ \ \ ~o I ~.~ b. O. ta ~ C3 0 o }q b9 …. o. , .; .: ., ,” • .. :. .’. .. • ,., ,, • ‘o • °~” . ,- , • . o~ • ~, ° % Zo • °.° o ~, °” .¢ …. “‘” ” ;L …. ” : “< .’ .,. . ,..’. • .’… , ,.. ‘ I ~’~ : :~ :~ f ~”OOo \ …. ..;- “~ • ” -. – • , . . . , ~ ..,. ..,,., q ~ w~1}~ ~:: :i \ i- ,.,,: -.,” o. ~..t. i’ -°. d r~ ! y i~j. o .’. , X, •,., ‘\ .-, . .,o~. • “, , ,’.. . .- ,, . .’. • o . …. • . . .. . J .~ ,, .. . o .” ~ i) KKK-T-2109A \ 6.7 Repair parts and service (civil agencies only). As continuous operation of the vehicles described by this specification is of utmost importance, it is necessary that the successful bidder be in a position to render prompt service and to furnish replacement parts. Accordingly, bidders shall indicate the extent of their ability to render prompt service by furnishing a llst of branch offices or agencies where Complete stocks of repair parts are maintained and can be secured within a reasonable time after ordering by part number from the manufacturer’s parts book and at such discount as may be quoted from year to year by the manufacturer of the vehicle produced under this specification. 6.8 Statement of origin or bill of sale (civil agencies only). A manufacturer’s statement of origin or bill of sale showing the applicable purchase order number is required for each vehicle procured under this specification. Unless otherwise specified, ~ such documents shall be forwarded to the consignee. MILITARY INTEREST: Custodians: Army – AT-CR-ER Navy – YD-MC Air Force – 99 CIVIL AGENCY COORDINATING ACTIVITIES: D.C. GOVT – DCG DOT – FHW, MVP GSA – TPUS INTERIOR – BPA USDA – AFS, ARS, SCS 1?reparlng Activity: Army – AT Project Number 2320-1060 45 ‘HE V;LL_AG£ N£WS CRAB FEAST! …. Lee, Ron Morgan, and Dave Murphy) who volunteered to cook with the 6:00 a.m. shift! Tony and Jean Maggi~ newcomers to Cabin John, did a terrific job on the drinks. With talent and style they took on the assignment at the last minute, brought in Tony’s soda machines and celebrated Jean’s birthday with all of us. Linda King, also new to Cabin John, ran the serving lines with wonderful energy and enthusiasm. We also are very grateful to Blakely Burke who did all of the typing. This behind-the-scenes job took a considerable amount of time and is much appreciated. Our other committee chairmen Spent a lot of time and effort. They deserve a round of applause. Thanks also to all of the people who helped with serving, setting up, selling tickets and many other tasks. It takes so much time and work to put on such an event, but with this many people helping, it was a lot of fun and went quite smoothly. Thanks to all! Committee Chairmen printing Cappi Morgan – coordinator Katy Glakas- coordinator And ALL : Miche le Be auchamp Alan Bekelman Br andt Bergfors Stefan Bergfors George Bingha m Dorie Binstead Buzzy Burke Rita Burke Margaret Coleman Pat Connally Becky Costello Lois Darden Annette Davis Bernice Dove Judy Duffield Amy Earp Joel Fischman Renee Fis chman Nancy Fisher Sidney Fleischer Debbie Gavin Ron Gavin Susan Gleb Tom Green Jim Green Don Hay Diane Kellogg Kitty Kelly John Kemp Tommy Kemp Angela Krebs Basia Le Clerc Jonathan Le Cierc Diane Lee Lewis Luchs Susan Luchs Mary Beth Marquardt Barbara Martin John Matthews Patsy Matthews Debbie Mazzi Elaine Mazzi Gussie Moravec Kay Kemp- ticket booths Alisha Morgan John Gelb – set up Dan Costello – clean up Joe Moravec – signs Fran Patch – vegetable preparation Ceph Patch – cashier Marie Keefe – bake sale Merri van Emmerik ticke< design and Michele Morgan Paul Nicholson Robbie Nicholson Martha Patch Andv Rice Connie Rice Judy Skii!man ~.~arv Sodano Bey Sullivan Allen van Emmerik Merri van Emmerik Dominic Ventrano Brad Vogt Judy Vogt Peter vogt Dotti Welsh Minda Wetzel George Ann Wesner Char lie Wells Leslie Wells Charles White Lucille White Maureen Willoughby Blanche Wine Jane Wins low PATHY God in his merciful wisdom has plucked, from the garden of Cabin John, a beautiful flower, Mr. George McKinna, 6606 Seven Locks Road, Sunday 9 August 1981. • Mr. McKinna had been ill for months. He was an active member of the Cabin John Citizens Association. His absence will be felt. Gibson Grove A.M.E. Zion Church ” will miss the colorfu chrysanthemums he shared with them. I loved to talk with him and digest the knowledge of flowers and birds that he loved so much. Better friends and neighbors than he and his lovely wife, Marguerite, will never be found. Mrs. McKinna, we share with you, your loss and want you to know you may call on us if ~’-~ the need al i=~o . The Citizens Assoc. Gibson Grove A.M.E. Church Friends & Neighbors By: Frank McKinnev 8 Carver Rd. THE VILLAGE NEWS THE VILLAGE NEWS DISPLAY AD’~ERTISING RATES: Full page $40.00 213 page $30.00 112 page $25.00 1,’3 page $15.00 1:6 page $10.00 1,’12 page $ 6.00 i i EDITORS – Betsy Cheney ” and CharHe Bookrnan DISTRIBUTION -Veena Titus BUSINESS-Su~ Gelb GRAPHICS — Jane _PD_’ce ……….. PASTRIES*MEATS’CARRY.OUT! GROC ERIESSBREAKFAST*LUNCH MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 6:30 am to 6:00 pm CLA SSIFiE  50 /l inF FOR SALE — Girl’s 20″ bike, i0′ x 12′ room size shag carpet: girl’s size 5 boot roller skates. Call 229-8780 VILLAGE NEWS P.O. BOX 164 CABIN JOHN, MARYLAND 2075’1 , —– – • m m Oil l is iIIIIIwunnmlllllllllllllllll !andscapinq, IBM electric typewriter ground maintenance and 15 in. carriage. .gardening by Yardscapes, .i,nc. Excellent. 229-0651 942-4345.- or 229-3760. • • • llll i•• • i i i i i• i• i i i ii i•i i iiii • iii• Part Time Office Help wanted for small real estate office at Glen Echo. Call 229-2000, 4-5, or 229-2605 wknds. Almost new MOPED for sale. Not used. Total miles 50 only. Call 229-8233 HELP ! Responsible couple residing in Cabin John must- relocate (lease not renewableJ. Do NOT want to leave area. Seeking 2 bedroom house. If you know of a place available immediately (or in near future) PLEASE call: 320-5831 (eves. & wknds) Excellent community references. .LOST/FOUND .. at~Cr ab Feast — Steak knife wit—–E-white/blue design on handle, two pot holders, red/white table cloth. Call 320-3269. BOOK FAIR Don’t miss the Bannockburn School Book Fair (6520 Dalroy Lane). It will be held Mon., Nov. 9, 7:30-9:30 Tue. & Wed., Nov. i0,ii all day 9 am – 3:30pm BD CLARK & SON •moving ohaullng eyard work x-eascPnable 2  J-7811 HOW MUCH $$ DID THE CRAB lllllFEAST MAKE? lllll Th at~,~s;-.~a~.s e cr e t because the Maryland tax man has an unhealthy interest in such not- for-profit ventures. But you can take a guess from the number of people who attended– 451.’ BULK RATE U. S. POSTAGE PAID CABIN’JOHN. MD. 20731 PERMIT 4210 -Resident 6517;80thStr eet 20 aI • • ., ., .

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