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citizens’ reaction to the possi
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108th Ysor • No. 30—Published Every Thursday ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1963 TWO SECTIONS BArd** 4-7700 „ Copy
Spectrum
Ed Bright had the inside
track last week for appointment
by Gov. Tawes to the Orphans’
Court judgeship left vacant by
the death of Ella Plummer. But
he was bumped this week.
Chances are, we understand,
that Louise Terzian will almost
certainly get the job. In any
event, Bright’s name has been
withdrawn.
A Kensington resident, Mrs.
Tersian—who has a law degree
—is a former Democratic pre
cinct chairman and was active
with Citizens for Tawes in both
last year’s primary and general
election. This didn’t hurt her
chances any with the governor.
She is married to Dr. Levon
Terzian, a scientist at National
Institutes of Health, and is the
mother of three.
• * *
It won’t be exactly a victory
celebration but Democrats who
held office for the last four
years will be feted on Jan. 26
in the auditorium of the County
Office Building.
Sen. Daniel B. Brewster will
be there to join in the kudos and
anybody is welcome.
Many of the 93 Democratic
precinct chairmen will be on
hand and there’ll be a legisla
tive report submitted by a mem
ber of the House delegation.
Also, Ann Brown, chairman
of the Democratic Central Com
mittee, Is expected to reveal the
names of persons appointed to
key DSCC committees such as
finance, precinct organization,
public relations, program and
analyzing campaign techniques.
• • *
There's still much speculation
over whait Democratic heads
may feel a Republican political
ax. But nobody has been fired
yet or even told he would be.
Biggest question mark is
whether the GOP will bounce
veteran Juvenile Court Judge
Alfred D. Noyes who has a tre
mendous personal following
among members of both parties.
No GOP lawyer has apjflffJT
for the Noyes job yet but that
doesn’t mean some aren’t in
terested. It’s also known that
several Republican lawyers are
eyeing the Jobs of Peoples
Court judges.
These are good-paying posi
tions and bring with them a lot
of prestige. Our prediction is
that the heads of one or more
of the Democratic - appointed
Peoples Court judges will roll.
We’ll also climb out on a limb
to venture that the GOP will
back away from replacing
Noyes, a Democrat.
Back in the days when Judge
Noyes was appointed by the
governor and McKeldin was In,
along with a hefty group of
county Republican legislators,
a news story was written out
of Annapolis a few hours before
it was scheduled to happen that
Noyes was going to get the ax.
Scores of telegrams from
Montgomery County started
flooding the governor’s office
and the Montgomery delegation
room protesting the action and
the plan was dropped. History
will probably repeat itself on
this one.
Assembly Bills
Are on Display
Copies of all bills introduced
In the General Assembly will
be available for the public to
read at three county police
stations In Montgomery Coun
ty, it was announced by State
Sen. Gilbert Gude and James
R. Miller, Jr., chairman of the
House delegation.
The bills will be delivered
weekly to the Rockville Sta
tion in the county office build
ing, the Bethesda Station at
7339 Wisconsin Ave., and the
Silver Spring Station at 801
Sligo Ave.
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Businessman Urges:
Forego Stamps and Put
Money In College Fund
A Rockville businessman has come up with a novel
idea that he believes will put many thousands of dollars
into a scholarship fund benefitting limited income college
hopefuls.
Three weeks ago the business
man, who is insisting on anony
mity, polled 800 customers on
whether they would prefer that
he give them trading stamps
or contribute the money the
stamps cost him to a college
scholarship fund.
Without one dissenting vote,
the businessman reports, the
800 customers voted for the col
lege scholarships.
Suiting his words to action, the
businessman has now deposited
SIOO in Maryland National
Bank, Rockville, to start the
fund. He hopes other business
firms will follow suit.
Futhermore, the businessman
has promised the bank he will
deposit at least SIOO a month to
the same account each month
for the next four months.
Next step, he points out, is
creation of a committee to
administer the fund. He hopes
it will be composed of an educa
tor. a rabbi, a Catholic priest,
a Protestant minister and a
banker.
The two main considerations
in doling out the scholarship
money, he believes, should be
whether the student is college
material and whether he needs
the financial aid.
If he were administering the
fund and he says he won’t
have anything to do with it
except put money Into it he
would limit the scholarship
allocations to county students
attending colleges and univer
sities in Maryland.
> The businessman, who said
JiXfidge’Plan.
Gets Support
Of Federation
The Maryland - National
Capital Park and Planning
Comission’s “Wedges and
Corridors” plan for the de
velopment of Montgomery
County was given approval
by the Montgomery County
Civic Federation Monday
night with the adoption of a
detailed report prepared by
its planning and zoning com
mittee.
While the federation endorsed
the plan in general, however, it
expressed “concern” over pro
posed high density development
along the Potomac River and
urged "careful and considered
scrutiny” of several other fea
tures of the proposed long-range
development program.
In the report presented by
James Salemo, chairman of the
planning and zoning committee,
the radial corridor plan was
cited as the best of five alterna
tives listed in The Year of 2000
Plan prepared by the National
Capital Planning Commission
and the National Capital Re
gional Planning Commission,
and was likened to the M-NCCP
“Wedges and Corridors” pro
posal in major respects.
W'ith respect to proposed high
density in the Potomac area,
the report said: “The Federation
strongly opposed the location of
high density development out
side the designated corridors as
inconsistent with the plan and
a danger to the maintenance of
the integrity of the wedge
areas.”
In addition to urging “scru
tiny” of zoning and development
proposals for the Upper Rock
Creek Watershed, the Upper
Northwest Watershed and the
Potomac area, the report called
for “careful and detailed re
view" of zoning in proposed
corridors "which would violate
the corridor city concept” pre
sented in the plan.
It also called for additional
study to explore the advantages
of methods utilized to retain
open space, and consideration of
the application of public owner
ship, partial property rights,
rural zone, natural resources
zone and residential estate zone
to specific areas of the county.
The Federation, in approving
1 the overall plan, voted to with
hold commitment “as to specific
detailed design features of the
plan as published.”
he was unable to go to college
himself, believes other firms
would find their customers
eager to forego trading stamps
if they knew the money that
trading stamps cost "was going
toward such a worthy effort.”
“This thing could snowball!
into something terrific,” a lead
ing Rockville banker com
mented. “The stamps, because
of the cost of the premiums, are
costly to businesses and I sus
pect many businessmen will
want to consider this idea.
“It’s a good one!”
Gude Hit
For Views
On Liquor
Sen. Gilbert Gude’s sudden
block to immediate relaxing
of Montgomery County liq
uor laws apparently caught
the rest of the legistlative
delegation off guard while
generating some quick activ
ity from lobbyists who are
hoping for an easing of the
laws.
The Republican senator intro
duced a resolution in the Senate
Monday calling for a study of
the local laws before making
any major revisions His posi
tion would bar passage of legis
lation to relax the laws since
legislation could not get through
without his support.
Sen. Gude’s resolution
brought sharp surprise from
Henry Dietle, president of the
MnntQKMMarit Xpujity Xi(a>n,Md
Beverage Association. Dietle’s
organization has drawn a pro
posed bill and forwarded it to
the county delegation for con
sideration.
“I am really surprised,”
Dietle said. “I understood
that Sen. Gude planned to sit
down with interested parties
and discuss any action before
It was taken.”
Dietle, owner of Hank Dietle’s
Tavern on the Rockville Pike,
said Tuesday evening that he
immediately made an appoint
ment with County Delegation
Leader James Miller Jr. for
Wednesday to talk about the
situation.
“I’ve got to find out what
this is all about,” he said. “I
thought he (Sen. Gude) was
open-minded about new legis
lation.”
Dietle said he has talked with
William J. Brannan Jr., who
registered Monday as lobbyist
for the Montgomery County
Restaurant Association, and
found that the attorney has an
appointment with the senator
Wednesday.
Brannan, law associate of
Montgomery State's Attorney
Leonard T. Kardy, could not be
contacted late Tuesday for com
ment on Sen. Gude’s actions.
Brannan officially filed as a
representative of the association
on legislation “relating to the
(restaurant) industry, particu
larly alcoholic beverage laws as
they affect Montgomery Coun
ty.”
It was reported that Brannan
has drafted legislation which
he will present soon to county
lawmakers to allow more over
the-bar liquor.
Dietle said Tuesday he does
not plan to formally register as
a lobbyist for the county li
censed beverage group. But he
said he plans to keep in close
contact with action in Anna
polis affecting liquor legislation.
Sen. Gude’* resolution—ap
parently submitted without
the prior knowledge of Home
of the 10-member county
House delegation—brought to
light a tingle of conflict be
tween the senator and House
members.
“The Senator should give us
the courtesy to let us know,”
Democratic Delegate John P.
Moore said during a meeting of
the House members.
“Since it affects Montgom
ery, we ought to know ahead
of time when he is going to do
something like this if we are
going to work as a unit,” Dem
ocrat Leonard S. Blondes said.
There was further discussion
of Sen. Gude's action, but news
men attending the delegation
meeting left when delegates de
clined to speak for the record.
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‘lt’s a Boy—The Fourth Straight !’
Mrs. Richard E. Walters, 2610 Hender
son Ave., Wheaton, admires her new son,
Brian Joseph, who arrived at Holy Cross
Hospital of Silver Spring last Friday to be
Grand Jury
To Convene
On Monday
A county grand jury will
be empaneled Monday to
probe charges of police bru
tality against local
the role of county officials
in the Potomac water pollu
tion controversy and the ef
fectiveness of the school sys
tem’s fingerprint setup.
State’s Attorney Leonard T.
Kardy announced the calling of
the 23-mcmber jury shortly
after being sworn into his sec
ond term last week.
Kardy said “very serious
charges have been made con
cerning county police action to
ward Negroes and I think the
grand jury and the county’s
chief law enforcement officer
are entitled to examine those
charges.”
Already called to appear be
fore the panel are Mrs. Mary Y.
Williams, former president of
the county’s chapter of the Na
tional Association for the Ad
vancement of Colored People,
and Dr. Clive E. Jackson, a
Rockville physician. Top police
officials also will be called.
The prosecutor said the
basis for the subpoenas were
comments made by Dr. Jack
son In a letter of complaint to
the County Council, and by
Mrs. Williams on a local radio
show.
Kardy said Mrs. Williams
complained that the position of
local Negroes “can very easily
be compared with the lot of
their brothers in Mississippi.”
She also said she wasn’t at all
certain that a Negro can “get
a fair trial in Montgomery."
Dr. Jackson’s letter report
edly claimed that the police
force has “the reputation
(among Negroes) of a terror
organization.”
An FBI spokesman announced
simultaneously , that Federal
officers have investigated a
complaint of improper police
tactics against Negroes and sub
mitted a report to the Civil
Rights Division of the Justice
Department.
Kardy also said the grand
jury will quiz School Supt. C.
Taylor Whittier about the re
sults of a fingerprinting pro
gram for school employes that
began a year ago.
The school system has a pro
gram which is separate from
the system used by the police
department. This has generated
controversy between school and
law enforcement officials.
Whittier said the fingerprints
are sent to the FBI for a check
to determine if school employes
have criminal record. He said
school officials study the FBI
reports, taking "appropriate ac
tion” when necessary.
County Manager Mason
Butcher will be called before
the grand jury to report on the
sewage disposal and water con
tamination problem that
plagued the county during the
past summer.
come the first Infant horn at the new 250-
bed, $8 million hospital that is now open
for business. The Walters now have four
children—all boys. —Leet-Melbrook Photo
For Rose Festival
Rockville Residents
Invited to Pinneberg
Rockville area residents have been officially invited
to visit their “Sister City” in Germany this summer.
Burgermeister Henry Gliss
maun, on hehq|f the yovern
ment of Pinneberg. a communi
ty of about 30,000 located just
north of Hamburg, has written
to city officials extending the
formal Invjtation.
Glissmann said Pinneberg of
ficials were hoping a large dele
gation of Rockville area resi
dents could visit the German
city, located in Schlesweig-Hol
stein. during July 19-23 when
Pinneberg stages its colorful
Festival of the Roses.
The traditional event, held
because rose-growing is a major
industry In Pinneberg, attracts
visitors from all over Europe.
Many colorful events are
staged during the four-day festi
val which is highlighted by a
mammoth parade featuring
rose-decorated floats.
Gllssman promised the Rock
ville area visitors would he en
tertained royally and feted by
city residents during the festiv
ities.
Favorable flight arrange
ments can be made with the
German airline. Lufthansa, Bur
germeister Glissmann pointed
out.
“We hope that the proposed
visit by the citizens of Rock
ville for the Rosen fest in Pinne
berg will be a further step to
strengthen our relationship,”
the burgermeister wrote Rock
ville Mayor Frank Ecker.
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Sister City’s Rose Float
Numerous floats like these rose-decor
sled ones abound during the colorful four
day Festival of Roses In Pinneberg, Ger
many, scheduled to begin this summer on
July 19, Rockville area resident* have been
Rockville initiated the “Sister
City" relationship with Pinne
berg about five years ago
under the international “People
to People” program launched by
former President Eisenhower.
Since then, there have been
many exchanges of gifts and
correspondence between the two
cities and nearly a dozen Rock
ville residents have visited the
German city where they were
warmly received.
The burgermeister has also
visited Rockville.
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officially Invited to attend the traditional
fete that draws visitors from all over Eur
ope for the event that Is a tradition in Rock
ville's “bister City.’’
Damascus
Commercial
Plea Aired
Briggs Will
Be Signed
For $24,000
Special budget consultant
John F. Briggs is expected to
sign a one year contract with
Montgomery County before
the end of the week, accord
ing to County Manager Ma
son Butcher.
Briggs, who has been Involved
in seeking economies in the
county’s fiscal operation since
the Republican-dominated Coun
ty Council took office in Decem
ber, will be on the payroll for
a period “not to exceed one
year,” according to the contract.
The contract, drawn by
Tuesday afternoon but not yet
signed, provides that Briggs
or the Council can break the
contract on 60 days’ notice.
Another clause provides that
the 35-year-old former municipal
researcher will not receive more
than $2,000 a month. Last week
the Council authorized the
transfer of $25,000 from various
departmental accounts to pay
Briggs for a year.
Briggs told a reporter that
the transfer of a full year’s
allocation rather than enough to
pay the contract price until the
new budget is drawn this sum
merls not unusual.
Briggs was paid $1,500 for his
work during the month of De
cember. This work was done be
fore the Council authorized the
contract.
The $24,000 annual salary
for Briggs will make him the
second highest paid county
employe. It Is SSOO under the
annual salary of Butcher and
the same amount above the
salary paid School Supt. C.
Taylor Whittier. Briggs’ pre
vious salary with the Univer
sity of Maryland’s Bureau of
Governmental Research was
$8,200.
Brown Interview
The Sentinel’s continuing
effort to keep Montgomery
County readers abreast of lo
cal politics this week offers
an interview with Mrs. Ann
Brown, embattled chairman of
the county’s Democratic State
Central Committee. The story
Is on Page A2.
| Controversial
Rezoning Is
Reopened
An attempt to get a re
hearing on a controversial
shopping center zoning appli
cation for downtown Damas
cus was taken under advise
ment by the Montgomery
County Council Tuesday to
await consideration by a full
Council.
Two members of the Council,
President John A. Floyd and
Councilman Jerry T. Williams,
were not on hand to hear at
torneys argue opposing views
of a proponent's rehearing ap
plication of the previously re
jected application.
Councilman Grover Walker,
who voted with Williams in an
unsuccessful attempt last Octo
ber to get the original rezoning
request approved, pointed out
that both absent members "are
familiar with this case,” but
he suggested it might not be
proper to act without their at
tendance.
There was on indication when
the Council will make Its decis
ion.
Last year’s Democratic Coun
cil voted 5-2 to reject a request
for a 14.7 acre commercial dis
trict in Damascus. The request
was brought by James C. Dulin,
former Washington banker and
national treasurer of Goodwill
Industries.
The tract la located directly
behind the present business
area In the community. Real*
tor Jerry Cook told the Coun
cil hearing In October that
rejection of the request “will
ruin the community and allow
it to die on the vine.”
Concil rejection of the request
came over the recommended ap
plication approval given by the
Maryalnd-National Capital Park
and Planning Commission. The
M-NCPPC staff, however, had
recommended rejection of tha
application.
Attorney Robert McCloskey,
representing Dulin In Tuesday’s
hearing, told the Council that
the "former Council oommittted
a great wrong to the people of
Damascus” in rejecting the ap
plication.
He admitted there has been
no physical change In the town
—a possible basis for rehear
ing—but he pointed out that the
recently released Year 2000 plan
predicts that Damascus will
grow to small town of 10,000 to
15,000 residents.
“Towns this size obviously
have to have a commercial
development adequate to pro
vide for their needs,” he said.
McCloskey said Dulin Is ready
to begin development.
Attorney Joe Blocher, who
said he represents opponent
Joseph Paplermeister, a Damas
cus druggist, argued that "there
is no good cause to change the
decision of the previous Coun
cil.”
He pointed out that the pro
posed 14.7-acre commercial dis
trict “Is not in the Damascus
Master Plan of 1957.”
Blocher suggested the Coun
cil reject the rehearing request
and "have the 1957 Master Plan
revised” before giving the ap
plication further consideration.
Blocher told the Council
that the sewage disposal situa
tion “Is still the major prob
lem.” He said the lay of Hie
land precludes use of the pro
posed site as a major shop
ping center.
He told the Council that 1962
testimony on the application
shows that growth of Damascus
does not indicate such a center
is needed. He said new resident
ial construction in the entire
12th Election District shows a
population growth of only 524
since 1958.
If the Council decides to reject
the rehearing request, the ap
plication for rezoning could not
be brought before the Council
again until April, 1964, unless
the Council decided to file the
application on lta own initiative.

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