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Volume 35, Number 27_ GREENBELT, MARYLAND _ Thursday, May 25, 172 

Membership Reaction To Survey 
Discussed by GHI Board 

by Sid Kastner 

The present Greenbelt Homes, Inc. board went over the past 
year’s operating statements with the manager and comptroller, 
at last Thursday’s night meeting, and also looked to the future in 
considering the steps that may follow from the recent engineering 
survey. For the most part, however, it was careful not to take 
actions that would commit the next incoming board. 

The impact on GHI of some 
items in the budget being consid¬ 
ered by the city was also brought 
to the board’s attention by its Gov¬ 
ernmental Affairs committee, as 
was the continuing question of 
Greenbriar development. 

Chairman Nat Shinderman re¬ 
ported that more than 300 members 
attended the discussion of the en¬ 
gineering report given by the con¬ 
sulting firm TAA. Director Ste¬ 
phen Polaschik’s impression was 
that many of these were enthusi¬ 
astic about the TAA proposals, 
while director James Smith thought 
that most members were unde¬ 

A point was made by directors 
Thomas White and David Lange 
that there were many questions 
asked at the meeting that could not 
be answered; therefore White rec¬ 
ommended that the new b mrd im¬ 
plement a follow-up “Phase li” 
program to obtain facts to go on. 
Lange took an even more direct 
approach, urging the present board 
to obtain, in its last three weeks, 
the comparative costs of oil, gas 
and electric heating. He so moved, 
to hire TAA on a particular con¬ 
tract for the purpose. 

Directors Smith and White felt 
this was not a practical arrange 
ment, and would focus attention 
prematurely on the heating aspect 
while other aspects would go un¬ 
explored. In the following discus¬ 
sion it became clear that what 
“Phase II” should consist of is not 
yet clear; it might, for example, 
combine information-gathering with 
actual pilot projects. 

Member Gordon Allen, from the 
floor, suggested it would be useful 
to clarify the Phase II concept in 
talks with E. Hamilton Niles of 

Member William Feller agreed 
with director Lange that use 
should be made of the time before 
the new board is organized; in his 
view the members have already 
given a mandate to the board to 
go ahead even with brick and 
frame pilot projects. Member An¬ 
thony Lynch also thought the next 
weeks should be used to clear up 
misunderstandings that members 
may have. 

On a motion by Smith, the mana¬ 
ger will look into hiring TAA on a 
retainer basis so that all these 
questions can-be discussed with the 

Financial Report 

The operating statements furn¬ 
ished by comptroller Donald Mc¬ 
Ginn, comparing 1971 with previous 
years, were looked into earlier in 
the evening by the board. To brief¬ 
ly mention some highlights, oper¬ 
ating income exceeded expenses by 
about $17,000 in a budget of some 
$1,800,000. Also, reserves allocated 
for specific funds have increased 
by about $61,000 - of which some 
$22,000 consists of operating money 
which did not have to be expended 
during the year. The total assets 
of the corporation have increased 
by about $330,000 in 1971, according 
to the comptroller’s statement A 
fuller account of these figures will 
be given in next week’s issue of 
the News Review. 

City Budget 

Director White, reporting for the 
Governmental Affairs committee, 
noted that there were several items 
in the city’s budget that GHI should 

be concerned with. Of these, a pro¬ 
jected resurfacing of Ridge Road 
from Northway to 73 Court was 
propably of most direct importance. 
Manager Breashears said he had 
personally inspected the length of 
Ridge Road and had found that 
the section from Northway to 
Laurel Hill Road was in the worst 
shape, so that he thought the em¬ 
phasis should be shifted to this 
section. (It was brought out inci¬ 
dentally by Breashears and direc¬ 
tor Janet James that the perpen¬ 
dicular parking of cars above 56 
Court narrows the available road 
and obstructs the sidewalks; James 
stated her Parking committee might 
look into the situation there.) 

Member Gordon Allen placed the 
fault for the road deterioration on 
a failure of the city to keep the 
roadside swales (ditches) in good 
shape - he said that this resulted 
in insufficient water drainage. 

The Governmental Affairs com¬ 
mittee, according to White, also 
suggested the corporation support 
a new recycling facility proposed 
by the city, and a proposal for two 
regular trash pick-ups per week 
instead of the present three; news¬ 
papers and other material to be 
recycled would be separately pick¬ 
ed up. Here he made a point that 
it is cheaper for the city to pick up 
trash from GHI homes than from 
free-standing homes, so that a low ¬ 
er rate was warranted for GHI. 
Shinderman remarked that this is 
a long-time issue for the corpora¬ 

In connection with the general 
relations between GHI and the 
city, member William Feller said 
he had observed a certain reluc¬ 
tance of the city to lay out funds 
for work in areas of GHI homes, 
and had spoken up in GHI’s behalf. 
White concurred that the city 
needs to be reminded that it has 
an obligation to serve all areas 


Congressman Lawrence Hogan's 
office notified the city on Tuesday 
afternoon that Greenbelt will be 
receiving 14 acres of Federal sur¬ 
plus property for parks and recre¬ 
ation under the Legacy of Parks 

The land dedicated is a triang¬ 
ular piece of property located be¬ 
tween parcel 1 and the Baltimore- 
Washington Parkway in the north¬ 
east part of the city. This tract, 
originally a part cf the Agricul¬ 
tural Research Center, was trans¬ 
ferred to the National Aeronautics 
and Space Agency, and was used 
for the disposal of the refuse from 
the portion of the city’s sanitary 
landfill which was acquired from 
the NASA interchange. 


There are still plenty of copies 
available at the Greenbelt 
Homes, Inc. Sales Office on 
Hamilton Place of the full 70- 
page report of the GHI manage¬ 
ment survey. About 800 copies 
were printed and by Wednesday 
evening, about 300 had been 
picked up. Copies are free, but 
the GHI management will accept 
donations of $1 to help defray 
the cost of tlie special printing. 


Friday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. City¬ 
wide Paper Pick-up. 

8:30 pun. Duplicate Bridge, 
Co-op Hospitality Room 
Saturday, May 27, 6 aun. - Bird 
Walk, Lake Park 
1 pan. Swimming Pool Opens 
Monday, May 28, 10:15 a.m. Mem¬ 
orial Day Services - Center 

Wednesday, May 31, 8 pun. 

Greenbelt Environmental Ac¬ 
tion Com, Organizational Meet¬ 
ing - Municipal Building 
Thursday, June 1, 7:45 p.m. 

G.H.I. Board Organizational 
Meeting, Hamilton PL 

Greenbelt Cares Invites 
Public to May 31 Meeting 

A public meeting of the new or¬ 
ganization, Greenbelt Cares, wifi 
be held Wednesday, May 31 at 8 
p.m. in the Social Room of Green¬ 
belt Community Church. Everyone 
is welcome! 

Greenbelt Cares will open a walk- 
in counseling, education and re¬ 
ferral center that will meet each 
Wednesday evening in the Com¬ 
munity Church Social Room be¬ 
ginning June 7th. 

The center will be operated by 
Dr. Leo Walder and the staff of 
his organization, Behavior Service 
Consultants. Greenbelt Cares, a 
voluntary community organization, 
will sponsor the center and provide 
many kinds of volunteer assist ance. 

The City of Greenbelt has been 
asked to jointly sponsor the youth 
service bureau with Greenbelt 
Cares. This would be financed by 
Federal funds and contributed 
professional services of employees 
of the State, the county, and the 
city of Greenbelt. No cash would 
be required from the State, coun¬ 
ty or city. Some cash and volun¬ 
teer services would be contributed 
by Greenbelt Cares. 

The Federal grant request of ap¬ 
proximately $63,000 is being made 
by the city of Greenbelt, and if 
approved, the funds would be paid 
to the city. 

If these funds are obtained, 
Greenbelt Cares and Behavior Ser¬ 
vice Consultants would operate a 
full time center above the High’s 
store in the Greenbelt Shopping 
Center. Anyone with human rela¬ 
tions problems would be able to find 
help there and at the group 
counseling sessions at Greenbelt 
Community Church. 

Junior Highlights 

by Jared Freeman 
Greenbelt Jr. High Orchestra is 
performing for the public this ev¬ 
ening (Thurs.) in a concert taking 
place in the school. Under the di¬ 
rection of Richard Dalton, student 
teacher, and Fred Morden, the or¬ 
chestra is playing “Violin Concer¬ 
to” by Vivaldi, Teleman’s “Viola 
Concerto,” “Berceuse and Finale” 
from “The Firebird” by Stravinsky 
and other pieces. As an addition 
to their many credits, Charles Gal¬ 
lagher of the University of Mary¬ 
land Band Department, has claim¬ 
ed that, of all the PG county 
junior and senior highs, GJHS has 
“the best orchestra” and “one of 
the two best bands.” 

Students are to be provided the 
opportunity to visit the Hershev 
Chocolate Co. amusement nark in 
Pennsylvania, Friday, June 16. Dur¬ 
ing the time spent there, students 
may visit the chocolate factory, 
view" a Pennsylvania Dutch crafts 
exhibit, and enjoy the activities of 
the amusement park. 

Congratulations to those 14 girls 
who passed final cuts for the 1972- 
73 cheerleader squad, and also to 
the new student council executive 
committee members who were el¬ 
ected yesterday. 

Lively GHI Meeting 
On Structural Survey 

by Bob McGee 

The crowd finally had to be told to leave, having gone past 
the 11 p.m. closing time at the special Greenbelt Homes, Inc. mem¬ 
bership meeting held at the Center School, Wednesday evening. 
May 17. Of prime interest was the discussion of the GHI structural 
survey report; and the chief architect of the survey, E. Hamilton 
Niles, Jr. of The Architectural Affiliation, engineering consultants, 
did the presenting. Niles was roundly applauded at the end 
for the courteous manner in which he fielded the numerous ques¬ 
tions fired at him—and, perhaps, a little bit for his stamina as well. 
Except for a couple of glasses of water, Niles was on his feet unin¬ 

terruptedly for over three hours. 

Niles quickly established the thor¬ 
oughness with which the survey 
had been carried out. He and his 
staff had gone over the entire site, 
taken pictures, reviewed original 
working drawings, and looked at 
representative samples of both 
brick and frame dwellings covering 
all possible situations—including 
removing siding from some, check¬ 
ing crawl spaces, and attics. A 
number of discrepancies between 
original drawings and actual orig¬ 
inal construction were found and 

Elementary Enrollment 
Available at St Hugh s 

St. Hugh’s Catholic Elementary 
School announced today that appli¬ 
cations for enrollment would be 
received from any Greenbelt fam¬ 
ily. A few openings are available 
for the school year 1972-73 in all 
grades except the sixth and eighth. 

St. Hugh’s has already establish¬ 
ed an individualized program of in¬ 
struction in the language arts. In 
the forthcoming year, mathematics 
will be taught in small groups us¬ 
ing several different text books in 
each grade. These individualized 
approaches are based on the 
School’s conviction that each per¬ 
son has his own rate and pattern 
of intellectual, cultural, social and 
spiritual growth. The program 
therefore provides conditions by 
which each child’s individual needs 
can be met and developed so that 
he can fulfill his maximum poten¬ 
tial and become a responsible mem¬ 
ber of society. 

St. Hugh’s full-time faculty will 
consist of 4 Holy Cross sisters and 
5 lay teachers with an average of 
about 9 years of educational exper¬ 
ience, Physical education, health 
services and instruction, reading 
assistance and library services are 

For further information visit the 
school at 145 Crescent Rd. or phone 
474-4071 during school hours or 
474-7971 or 345-8341 at other times. 


After being cancelled because of 
inclement weather last week, the 
Saturday Birdwalk has been re¬ 
scheduled for this Saturday, May 
27 at the Greenbelt Lake Park. All 
interested adults and school-age 
children are invited to meet at 6 
a.m. at the entrance to the Lake 
Park path behind St. Hugh’s 
School. Wear warm clothes, and if 
possible, bring binoculars. For fur¬ 
ther information, call the Recrea¬ 
tion Department, 474-6878 or bird- 
walk leader, Nancy Neupert, 474- 

Trash Pick-up Next Week 

Because of the Memorial Day 
holiday on Mondav, May 29, the fol¬ 
lowing will be the trash nick-un 

schedule for the week: Monday- 
Wednesday-Friday route will be 
picked up on Tuesday-Thursday- 
Saturday, or earlier, if possible. 
Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday route 
will be picked up on Wednesday 
and Friday, or earlier, if possible. 

Hogan To Speak 
Memorial Day 

Congressman Lawrence J. Hogan, 
5th district, will be the guest spea¬ 
ker at Green belt’s Memorial Day 
service at 10:15 a.m. Center Mall, 
Monday, May 29. The Carrolltones 
Drum and Bugle Corps will provide 
the music and Mayor Richard Pilski 
will also speak at the American 
Legion Service. 

had to be checked out. Mechanical 
painting, and general contractors 
were brought in for cost estimates. 
Financial sources and present mar¬ 
ket conditions, as well as resource 
potentials, were thoroughly delved 

The basic conclusions of the re¬ 
port were that, over the next ten 
years or shortly thereafter, roofs* 
shingle sidewalls, heating systems, 
and much of the plumbing piping 
will have to be renewed, and that 
there will be no cheaper period in 
which renewal can be carried out 
than the present. The report sug¬ 
gests the feasibility of rehabilitating 
all the dwelling units in GHI at 
future costs that would approxi¬ 
mate or be cheaper than to contin¬ 
ue to maintain the present basie 
structure and equipment. (See New'* 
Review of Thursday, May 11, for a 
comprehensive review of the report.) 

Details Asked 

Despite GHI president Nat Shin- 
derman’s preliminary characteriza¬ 
tion of the survey as being a general 
problem analysis and feasibility 
study, it became quickly apparent 
that a number of members did not 
recognize the nature of the study 
and were frustrated at not having 
more particular details set out for 
them, particularly costs. Greg 
Bcrnarni and Jo Comproni, espec 
ially, urged a further development 
of projected costs as they might 
affect owners of several represen¬ 
tative kind of units. 

A number of people took excep¬ 
tion to the architect's notions as to 
what constitutes “quality of life” in 
Greenbelt, especially those improve¬ 
ments calculated for aesthetic val¬ 
ues. Jerome Dances spoke directly 
to this point, and Mat Amberg urged 
that costs be broken out on the 
basis of “those things that would 
be essential and those things that 
might be nice to have.” 

A few members, like Gerald Ives, 
were concerned that other factors, 
like fire safety, be thoroughly cov¬ 
ered, and Nida McDonald wondered 
if units could be soundproofed at 
the time of reconstruction. One 
member wondered why separate hot 
water tanks were not also installed 
as long as separate heating units 
were being proposed. In most of 
these instances, Niles had suggested 
that these possibilities had been ex¬ 
plored but were prohibitive, or that 
so-called “f rills” might not really be 
frills, costwise, when put together 
with other work that must be dona 

Possible Improvements 

A few suggestions were offered 
for potential improvements or cost 
reductions. Phil Stitt spoke of hav¬ 
ing good experience with aluminum 
window casements, and Ed Devon¬ 
shire proposed that “we might 
recapture a bit of the old Greenbelt 
spirit” by everyone getting out and. 
doing some of the labor on a volun¬ 
tary basis. 

Most of the question^ in one 
form or another were concerned 
about increased costs. These mem¬ 
bers were not yet ready to immed¬ 
iately accept the long-range 
projection of costs that would, in 
effect, suggest that a continuation 
of the present situation would ulti¬ 
mately cost more than undertaking 
a rehabilitation of buildings and 

William Feller, in urging that 
GHI use the present capital im¬ 
provement funds for a demonstra¬ 
tion project to test out costs of sug¬ 
gested improvements, probably re¬ 
flected the general tenor of the 
group present. In general, it seem 
ed that most people were willing to 
look further at possible solutions, 
but that decisions would have to bjg 
approached cautiously. 

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Thursday, May 25, 1972 




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Volu me 35, Number 27 _ Thursday, May 25, 1972 

Some Personal Observations 
On GHI Management Audit 

After studying the management 
audit report prepared by Cresap, 
McCormick, and Paget for Green- 
belt Homes, Inc., I am amazed that 
the outside consulting firm was 
able to get such a good feel of the 
corporation in the limited time it 
had at its disposal. Many of its 
suggestions shall be given careful 

There are, however, certain areas, 
conclusions, and recommendations 
in the report which appear to suf- 
er from the lack of long-term ac¬ 
quaintance with the corporation. 
The following comments are being 
made from the vantage po ; nt of 
having been an observer of GHI 
activities for twenty years. 

The management report was con¬ 
cerned that, relatively speaking, 
few GHI members participate in 
committee work or elections, and, 
as one reaction to this, recom¬ 
mended increased board commun¬ 
ication with the members. 

I do not take such an apprehen¬ 
sive view of this so-called lack of 
participation. GHI has a relatively 
large transient membership, many 
of whom are students or young per¬ 
sons starting out in life who have 
many, more important, personal 
problems than becoming involved 
in an outside organization or its 
intricate finances. For many other 
members, participation in GHI af¬ 
fairs is limited to what the tradi¬ 
tional landlord tenant relationship 
emphasizes — namely, short-term 
concern over the monthly charges. 
The fact that the CMP question¬ 
naire got a response from less than 
half the 1,600 membership reflects 
this understandable lack of inter¬ 
est. It also indicates to me a gen¬ 
eral mandate that this part of the 
membership is quite willing to have 

individual board members, and of 
pinning down responsibility. A1 
ready, to overcome these deficien¬ 
cies, there has been a tendency for 
candidates to run as a slate. A 
15-member board would only ag¬ 
gravate this situation. In fact, I 
think a better case can be made 
for a board of fewer than 9 mem¬ 
bers so as to reduce the number 
of offices that have to be filled at 
each election and the confusion 
caused by a wide arraye of candi¬ 
dates. A smaller board might also 
speed up the deliberations of the 
board, which apparently was a 
source of one of the critical find 
ings of the management consult¬ 

I think the management report 
is looking in the right direction 
when it urges that the board give 
priority to its long-range policy¬ 
making and planning functions and 
get out of the area of making min¬ 
or administrative decisions and 
enforcing regulations. Such mat¬ 
ters should be delegated to the 
staff. The only problem is that in 
a democratic institution the mem 
bership is conditioned to appeal¬ 
ing to its elected representatives. 
Somehow, a balance will have to be 

There is no quarrel with the ree 
ommendations for additional pro - 

fessional staff, because it is in 
keeping with my general feeling 
that both the board and the man 
ager must delegate more respon 
sibility to staff. As already indi¬ 
cated, however, I do not see the 
same urgency for additional ex¬ 
penditures for membership com 
munication or for expanding aud¬ 
iting functions to get more data. 

— A1 Skolnik 

liecrealiou lieview 

Municipal Pool Opens 

The Greenbelt Pool will open for 
its 1972 season Saturday, May 27 
at 1 p.m. Hours for the pool, until 
the public schools close, are 1 p.m. 
on weekends and holidays; 4 p.m. 
on weekdays. In addition to recrea¬ 
tional swimming, there will be 
structured Learn to Swim Pro¬ 
grams, Diving, Swim Team, Adult 
Classes and Junior and Senior Life. 
Applications for membership are 
available at the Youth Center, City 
office and Library. 

Memorial Day Schedule 

The Youth Center will be open 
Monday, May 29 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 
p.m. Activitiies in the gym and 
lounge will include pingpong, bum¬ 
per pool, basketball, volleyball and 
weight lifting. 

Slimmer Camp 

Camp Pine Tree, a children’s 
program of outdoor activities and 
special events for boys and girls, 
grades one to six, has spaces av¬ 
ailable for its first session, June 
19 thru June 30. Applications are 
available at the Youth Center, City 
Offices and Post Office. Receipt of 
your application and a minimal de¬ 
posit, deductible from the tuition, 
will confirm your child. For more 
information, call the Recreation 
Department, 474-6878. 

Youth Center Hours 

Extension of evening hours has 
been approved. The Youth Center 
will be open evenings 7 - 10 p.m. 

Communicating Workshop 

“Communicating — Basic to Un 
derstanding” will be the theme of 
the June 14 and 15 College Days 
for Women at the University of 

Women wanting to attend all 
sessions and live in the dormitory, 
preregister before June 1 with the 
local county Home Economics Ex¬ 
tension agent. Day students may 
register on campus Wednesday, 
June 14. 

For further information, fees or 
reservations, contact the local 
county Home Economics Extension 


by Mike “Turtle” Jones 

The pool opens for the summer 
season on Saturday, May 27 and 
the Greenbelt Swim Team will not 
be far behind. Practice for the “A” 
team will be held, starting Monday, 
May 29, from 4 to 5 pm. For any 
additional information, please call 
Coach Doraller. Davis at 552-269. 

the board of directors and manage¬ 
ment make all the difficult decis¬ 
ions. This may not be a desirable 
situation, but it is a fact of life 
and it is doubtful if any amount of 
communication will alter the sit - 
nation significantly. 

Even for those members who 
have a deep-seated interest in GHI 
as a coooperative, the response to 
the CMP questionnaire indicated 
that the great majority were sat¬ 
isfied with the performance of the 
corporation. Only about a fourth 
of tnose responding to the CMP 
questionnaire felt that they wanted 
additional information on the 
board’s activities and only about a 
third wanted more information on 
the corporation's financial activi¬ 
ties. If anything, it has been my 
impression that most people who 
conscientiously try to keep up with 
and become acquainted with intri¬ 
cate corporation business have of¬ 
ten felt that they are receiving 
from the board and through the 
GHI Newsletter more material 
than they can absorb. 

In any event, I believe that sev¬ 
eral other suggestions of the man¬ 
agement audit team would tend to 
discourage rather than encourage 
membership participation. First, 
there is the suggestion to eliminate 
committees composed of members. 
Of course, member committees tend 
to be less effective than paid ex¬ 
perts, just as cooperatives because 
of their democratic nature tend to 
be less efficient than business cor ¬ 
porations run for profit. But this 
is the price we pay. 

Second, the management report 
recommended a 15-member board 
of directors to improve operations. 
Once again, the report emphasiz¬ 
ed efficiency at the expense of er¬ 
oding away the democratic spirit. 
It is my feeling that part of the 
apathy of the membership in el¬ 
ections is due to the difficulty of 
distinguishing between candidates, 
of evaluating the performance of 

By Gabe Huck 

G reenbelt’stJJmpty tiAs 
reenbelt Lnvironmentle 

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by now, you’ll soon be receiving 
your new edition of C&P’s gift to 
consumerism, the 1972 yellow pages. 
We’ll be looking for your 1971 edi¬ 
tion on the Friday paper pick-up 
piles. Remember, it is a paper 
pick-up, and not just a newspaper 
pick-up; collect magazines, sacks, 
cardboard, packaging, junk mail 
and envelopes. Have one place in 
the house for all of them (use a 
wastebasket since you won’t need 
so many for the non-paper kinds of 
trash). The city asks only that 
you tie it together or put it all in 
a sack (which recycles the sack). 
Last week the collection was almost 
11 tons — that’s 137 trees spared 
by Greenbelt. Can we do better? 

ING will be Wednesday, May 31 at 
8 pm in the City Council room. It 
will be practical. It will be specific. 
It will be action oriented. And it 
will be for people who want to do 
something, summer or not. Several 
projects will be discussed; around 
each we hope to organize a task 
force to see that action through 
the summer. These are the pro¬ 

1. To organize for a major ecology 
message during the Labor Day Fes¬ 
tival. What can we do in the parade, 
with a booth, with happenings? 
We have some ideas already: about 
crafts that recycle, about a store 
without over-packaging, about local 
activist and education groups. But 
more ideas are needed and the 
persons to make them happen. 

2. To facilitate recycling in 
Greenbelt Action and education to 

make the paper collection more 
complete, to get the glass recycler 
grinding, to start on cans, clothes, 
furniture, compost piles. To empty 
those trash cans! 

3. To keep the dirt in Greenbelt. 
Erosion isn’t only at Klein’s Can¬ 
yon, it’s all around us. We have in 
mind a group to identify the prob¬ 
lems, see what is being done, seek 
expert advice, and plan the control 
process. You don’t have to be an 
expert already, only a believer in 

4. Greenbelt Lake is target for 
another possible group with specific 
things to do, like cleaning up the 
oil, or keeping it out in the first 

5. To make things happen. This 
group would try to find ways to 
keep ecology in people’s minds 
pleasantly: a Yankee Doodle Fourth 
of July Keep-It-Clean Brigade 
might be one of the first actions. 
People needed with imagination or 
creativity or a knack for drama or 
none of the above but just a cer¬ 
tainty that nothing happens unless 
people can laugh and get excited. 

Other things are possible, in the 
area of legislation (like non-return- 
ables), for example. As its tem¬ 
porary board of directors envisions 
it, GEAC will be an umbrella group 
under which specific tasks will be 
undertaken — as many tasks as the 
time and energy of the members 
will support, but no more than 
that. We welcome both individual 
members and representatives of or¬ 
ganizations. For more information, 
questions and ideas call 474-6433 or 

GHI Questionnaire Results 

As part of the management audit of Greenbelt Homes, Inc., 
the firm of Cresap, McCormick, and Paget sent out a questionnaire 
to the 1,600 membership asking for their views on a variety of 
topics. About 704 questionnaires, 43 percent of those issued, were 
returned within the time limitation established. Some of the results 


Member Intentions To Remain In 

Anticipated Duration 


0-1 Year 


2-5 Years 


6 Years or More 


No answer 





Do you believe that GHI should 
build and maintain reserves to be 
used to rebuild or replace existing 
homes which become uneconomical 
to maintain? 

Member Response Percent 

Yes 62.9% 

No 21.4% 

No opinion/No Answer 15.7% 


Mortgage Payments 
GHI’s government mortgage will be 
paid off in a few years. When this 
occurs, should the monthly charg 
es now collected be: 

Member Response Percent (a) 

Continued for improvement, 41.5% 
renovation, or replace¬ 
ment of member homes 
as required 

Continued for other im 17.5% 

povements such as land¬ 
scaping of common areas 
and construction of larger 
parking areas 

Other uses 12.2% 

Eliminated 32.7% 

No opinion/No answer 7.6% 

100 . 0 % 

Scouts ( omnirii(led 

(a) Responses add to 111.5% of the 
704 questionnaire’s tabulated, due 
to multiple answers. 

by William A. Aleshire 

Mayor Richard Pilski and Green 
belt’s Boy Scout Commissioner Wil ¬ 
liam A. Aleshire would like to give 
thanks to Boy Scout Units 716,'202, 
and Pack 202, for spiriting Green 
belt’s slogan, “Keep Greenbelt 

These units planted 750 Lob Lolly 
Pine Seedlings in the Greenbelt 
Lake Park and Prince Georges 
County area in conjunction with 
the Arbor Day Reforestration Pro¬ 
ject. for which 20,000 seedlings 
were planted. 


There will be a planning meeting 
for this year’s Greenbelt Labor 
Day Festival on June 7 at 0 ^ 
in the Meeting Room at the Li¬ 
brary on Crescent Road. 

Participation in the Festival is 
open to all non-profit organizations 
serving the citizens of Greenbelt. 

A Beautiful Summer 
For Your Child 


Greenbelt Town & 
Country School 

6237 Springhill Dr. 
Greenbelt, Md. 

AGES - 3 TO 7 YRS. 

Swimming, dramatics, sports 
arts & crafts, dancing, etc. 

Call Mrs. Marcus, 474-5242 


Opens its 1972 Season 
Saturday, May 27th 
1:00 p.m. 

Passes On Sale At Door 


6905 Greenbelt Rd. 

Worship Services 
8:30 and 11:15 A.M. 
Sunday School 9:50 A.M. 

Edward II. Birner, Pastor 
Phone 345-5171 


(Mowatt Memorial) 40 Ridge Road, Greenbelt, Md. Telephone 471-9410 
Rev. Clifton Cunningham, Pastor - Tel. 474-3381 
Worship Service 11:00 A.M. 

(Nursery through Kindergarten at 11:00) 

Church School (Kindergarten through adults) 9:30 A.M. 

9:45 A.51. Sunday School 6:00 P.M. Training Union 

11:00 A.M. Morning Worship 7:00 P.M. Evening Worship 
7:30 P.M. Wednesday „..._ Midweek Service 


Crescent & Greenhill Rds. S. Jasper Morris, Jr., Pastor 474-4640 


Twin Pines Office 
Closed Memorial Day 
May 29th 

Twin Pines Savings & Loan Assn. 





$1.00 for a 10-word minimum, 5c 
for each additional word. Submit 
ads in writing, accompanied by 
cash payment, either to the News 
Review office at 15 Parkway before 
10 p.m. of the Tuesday preceding 
publication, or to the Twin Pines 
Savings and Loan office. 

There is no charge for advertising 
Items that are found. 

VTCE. All makes expertly repaired. 
Authorized Whirlpool dealer. GR 
4-5515. 103 Centerway. 


LEARN TO DRIVE - beat high 
cost of Driver Education - CALL 
off. 347-7773, res. 301-934-2095. 



Expert antenna man will 
install new/repair anten¬ 
na in my spare time and 


BLES. Call 474-6018. 

home or office. Reasonable rates. 
Satisfaction guaranteed. 345-2970. 

CB, Automotive and Marine. Solid 
State Specialist. E. E. Welk 474- 

T.V. and HI FI REPAIR Free 
estimates, FCC licensed. Call 345- 

- Call for your appointment today. 
Call 474-3219. 

UNWANTED hair removed perm 

anently from face, arms, and legs 
by eletrolysis. Complimentary con¬ 
sultation. Call 937-6969 between 6 
p.m. and 10 p.m. Ruth Allen 10486 
Baltimore Blvd., Beltsville, Md. 

, YARD SALE: Neighbors combine 
on Sat. May 27, 11:00 a.m. at 5K 
Laurel Hill Rd. (rear). Books, 
household items, clothing, etc. 
■opening soon in Greenbelt Homes, 
Inc. Knowledge of office proced 
ures and bookkeeping desirable. 
For interview contact Mr, McGinn, 


Call Henry Albright, 345-4597, 
OWNERS! You can now rent a 
washer and dryer for your ap¬ 
artment or small home for just 
$25.00 a month. Call 937-5242 and 
ask for Mike. 

MOTORCYCLE - ’68 Sears. Hardly 

used, powerful 175cc with less than 
6,000 mi. Immac. cond. with 2 hel¬ 
mets and cover. Cost new $550, will 
sell for $250. 345-7667. 

SALE: - Hand lawn mower, cuts 
good - $7,00. 345-8022. 

FOR SALE: - 19x13 foot wool gold 
rug with padding to fit two-bed 
room frame with right-hand kit¬ 
chen - $40. 474-3548. 

FOR SALE: - Green Carpeting to 
fit University Square Apartments. 
Approximately 52 sq. yds. Also, li¬ 
noleum to fit 11x12 room. Best of¬ 
fer. 474-9162. 

FOR SALE - 1970 Frigidaire wash¬ 
er and dryer. Excellent condition, 
$325. or best offer. Moving. 345- 

FOR SALE: Petit Point Kits 

(Needle Point not available in 
USA). Phone 474-7398. 

FOR SALE: - Hotpoint refrigera¬ 
tor, Admiral stove, Kelvinator 
washer. Best offer - am renovating 
kitchen. 474-5408. 

SALE: - Building lot, Dolby Ave., 
Glendale Heights. Best offer. 474- 

Close to Center, air-conditioned, 
remodeled kitch/bath, many furn¬ 
ishings available. 474-6366. 

ING HOME in Greenbelt. Pay 
approx. $16,000. 345-3384. 

MEN'S 10-speed Schwinn Bike - 
$100. Call 345-7034. 

WILL”BABYSIT one little girlTage 
3-6, as playmate to my 4-yr. old 
daughter. Call 345-9136. 

Oun TleifMwu 

Elaine Skolnik - 474-6060 

Jay P, Smith, son of Mrs. Mary 
Granofsky, 2-G Northway is one 
of six top graduating medical stu¬ 
dents named as finalists for the 
coveted Gold-Headed Cane Award 
at the University of Texas Medical 
Branch. Jay, a University of Mary¬ 
land graduate, is involved in in¬ 
vestigative ophthalmology and pub¬ 
lished his findings in 1971. After an 
internship at Washington Hospital 
Center, he plans an ophthalmology 

A small deer was recently sighted 
drinking from the stream next to 
the State Roads building on Kenil¬ 
worth Avenue near the Beltway. 

In an impressive ceremony, Gloria 
Hensel, Lori Kellaher, Mary Keller, 
Colleen Kelly, Amarilis O’Driscoll 
were presented Marian Medals by 
Bishop Herrmann at Our Lady of 
Victory Church, Washington, D.C., 
on Sunday, May 21. Honored also 
were 42 area Girl Scouts, Camp¬ 
fire Girls and 4-H’ers. The girls 
were guided in this project by their 
leader, Mrs. Bette Kelly. They 
completed 40 projects during the 
past year to earn this award. 

Jean and Bob Mogel, 45-T Ridge, 
proudly announce the birth of their 
first grandson. Jason Clifford ar¬ 
rived May 6 and tipped the scales 
at 8 lbs, 8 ozs. He is the son of 
Marsha (Mogel) and her husband 
Clifford V. Reed, who reside in the 
Boston area 

Diane Ronningen, 6001 Spring- 
hill Dr., was among 72 women in¬ 
itiated the second semester into the 
Indiana University chapter of Pi 
Lambda Theta, The national organ 
ization recognizes women students 
and faculty of superior scholastic 
achievement and high potential for 
leadership in the education pro¬ 

Marine Pfe. Michael Martone, 
son of Mrs. and Mrs. John D. Mar- 
tone of 15-D Ridge Road, has re¬ 
ported for duty at the Marine Corps 
Air Station (Helicopter) New River, 
Jacksonville, N. C. He joined the 
Marine Corps in January 1971. 

jPft vid Nash of Greenbelt was 
named the Outstanding Agronomy 
Senior at Maryland University and 
received a plaque from Agronomy 
Department Head Dr. James Miller. 

Nash, a Rockville native, is this 
year’s president of the Agronomy 
Club and is a member of the Am¬ 
erican Association for the Advan¬ 
cement of Science. 

Congratulations to Andy and 
Peggy Belisle, 5-C Laurel Hill Rd., 
on the birth of their baby dau 
ghter, Susan Lea, born April 16, 
weighing 7 lbs. 10 ozs. Susan joins 
a big brother Eddy. 

Beauty Salon 

Wigs and Wiglets Serviced 

Ph 474-4881 
Greenbelt Shopping Center 

Greenbelt Homes, Inc. 


Four-bedroom, corner town- 
house, 2% baths, full basement, 
fully air conditioned, immedi¬ 
ate occupancy. 

Call 474-4161 for information. 

KITTENS: - Cute, loveable and 
FREE. Have had shots, 474-4092 

LOST: - Greyhound, black collar, 
2V> ft. tall, short tan hair, “Reek¬ 
ie”. 474-6893. 

for Father's Day, Graduation, at 
Twin Pines S&L. 

_ Page 3 

Summer Theatre Workshop 

A five-week workshop in Thea¬ 
tre Production will be offered as 
part of the Community Services 
Summer Program, June 20 - July 
21, at Prince George’s Community 
College in Largo. 

The workshop sessions, held each 
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thurs¬ 
day from 7-9 p.m., open to those 
interested in dramatics produc¬ 
tion including young adults, will be 
conducted in the Scene Shop of 
the Queen Anne Fine Arts Audi¬ 
torium. Call 336-6000 x218. 

State Farm 

/-. r " 

***** tM* 






Auto - 

Life - Homeowner* 

10210 Baltimore Blvd* 
College Park, Md* 20740 

(on U. S. 1 at the Beltway) 

151 Centerway MLS 474-5700 

For the large family: A G.H.I. 
home: 4 bedrooms and family 
room in a wooded area reason¬ 
ably priced at $18,940. Call for 

A three bedroom professionally 
remodeled frame home - total 
price $15,000. A must to see! 

Also a variety of 1, 2, and 3 
bedroom homes in very good 
condition are listed with us. 
Come in to see us to discuss 
down payment and financing. 
We have experienced sales 
people at your service. 

“List With Us" 

Service is our business . 
We ore here to help you 
trade up "A Better 
Home for Better Living 


2 - 60x100 Building Sites near 
the University of Md. $5100 ea. 
Sewer & water available. 

Next to Mobil Gas Station 

Greenbelt Carry-out 





Closed Memorial Day 

107 CENTERWAY 474-4998 

RUG SALE - 9x12 $15.00 from the mill 


Bunk Beds w Springs - $14.95 - 2 for $25 — Nylon Rain Coats ($25 
Yal.) $2.95 — Small Life Raft - $4.95 — Field Packs, Fatigue Pants 
& Jackets - $2.50 ea. 

Sofa Bed & Matching Chair, br. new, $69.88 
Bar & Back w mirror & stools, br. new, $135.88 
Many other bargains — No Gimmicks — No Liquidation 
Our bottom prices are from low overhead and come direct from 
factories. You may come in and judge for yourself. 

We also sell used furniture at rock-bottom prices 


11200 Baltimore Blvd., Beltsville, Md. 

OPEN 7 DAYS - MON.-FRI. 10:30 A.M. TO 9:00 P.M. 

SAT. 10-6 - SUN. 12:30-6 TEL. 937-6800 

143 Centerway 

Greenbelt Shopping Center 



7 p.m, 345-7382 


Small or large jobs. Painting, 
plastering, cleaning, repairing 
rainspouts, small roof jobs, re¬ 
placing broken glass, all types 
yard work, flower beds, cutting 
unwanted trees, shrubbery, 
driveways, sidewalk & patios, all 
inside plumbing and mainten¬ 
ance work, water proofing inside 
basement, installing drainlines. 
SPECIAL: April thru July - re¬ 
pair and clean out gutters - $25, 
regular $35. 





Interior - Exterior 



Call Alvin L. Brooks 

KASH Realtor 

Call 345-2151 Anytime 

KASH REALTOR says we’d like 
to HELP YOU with your hous¬ 
ing needs: we’d like to RACE 
forward with 500 or more rea¬ 
sons for wanting to make your 
life better with a home of your 
own, or with the satisfactory sale 
and settlement of your present 

INDY' your second or third 
year of renting? You shouldn’t, 
you know! It is so much better 
to be in the process of having 
your own bit of the good earth; 
we can help you to do this, if 
you will drop by for a visit in 
our office; we have access to 
over 500 listings and can pro¬ 
gram a proper choice for you. 
We d like to HELP YOU. 

You AUTO see the spacious 
yard with large oak tree, and 
patio that come with this hand¬ 
some 3 bedroom end brick town- 
house; the price is a low $21,500. 
Owner is going west; let us show 
you how. 

Your financial past may be 
CHECKERED, but we can cer¬ 
tainly help you FLAG down a 
beautiful 4 bedroom all brick 
colonial in Avondale with Cent. 
A/C, full basement. You can put 
down moderate cash, and take 
over existing mortgage with a 
reasonable monthly payment. 
Let us shew you how. 

Let us help you cut a COR¬ 
NER, and put the brakes on the 
inflation that is eroding your 
hard earned dollars. We have 2 
beautiful 3 bedroom frame 
townhouses priced from $15,800 
to $16,500 that will put money 
into your pocket a few years 
from now. You’ll love their 
many improvements and their 
good space and convenience. 

Leaving the area? Let us 
TRACK down a buyer for your 
home; we have had inquiries for 
homes throughout Greenbelt. 

Honest INDIAN, this APOLIS 
to every subdivision in Green¬ 
belt; Lakewood, Boxwood, 
Woodland Hills, or Lakeside Dr. 

TOOL into Kash Realtor, for 
Greenbelt home will give you a 
good down payment and we can 
help you determine the home you 
desire within the price, style, 
and monthly payments that meet 
your needs. 

We appreciate our many 
Greenbelt friends who read our 
column, but it is well to point 
out that our purpose is to em¬ 
phasize our desire to HELP 
YOU when a housing problem 

KASH Realtor 

Greenbelt Shopping Center 

(Above Post Office) 


Page 4 


Little Leaguers 

by Jot t Kasfcner 

As the season rolls on, the rain 
is becoming: more and more a ma¬ 
jor factor in the Little League 
schedule. Last week, amazingly 
enough. 4 games were rained out. 
On Saturday, a scheduled double 
header (Lions vs. A's followed by 
Tigers vs. Cards) saw postponement 
by a steady rain. And the follow¬ 
ing Monday a brief thundershower 
ruined the Tigers-Lions contest, 
while the preceding Friday, the 
Giants-Orioles game was rained 
out after the top of the 4th with 
the Orioles leading, 5-0. The makeup 
dates are uncertain for these 

In the only two games played 
this week, the A's scored double vic¬ 
tories, 13-7 over the Indians on 
Thursday and 10-9 over the Giants 
the following Tuesday. 

This week’s games: 

Thursday, May 25, 6 p.m. - Orioles 
vs. Indians. Friday, May 26, 6 p.m. 
- Cards vs A's - 8 pm. — Tigers vs. 
Giants, Braden Field. Tuesday, 
May 30, 6 p.m. - Orioles vs. Lions. 
Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m. - Cubs 
vs Indians. 

Parkdale Yard Sale 

Because of inclement weather, 
the Parkdale Band Parents Associ¬ 
ation has rescheduled its yard sale 
for this Saturday, May 27, from 9 
a.m. to 7 p.m. The new location is 
the Mowatt Methodist Church 
parking lot. Among the items to be 
offered are toys, cribs, other chil¬ 
dren's furniture, TV sets and ra¬ 
dio’s, men's pants and suits, as 
well as miscellaneous household 

Festival Rates Parkdale 

The Parkdale Orchestra under the 
direction of Mrs. Dorothy Pickard 
received a superior rating at the 
Maryland State Music Festival on 
Friday, May 12. The rating, the 
highest possible, is a particularly 
significant one, since the orchestra 
has been organized in the past 
school year only. 

Greenbelt students in the orches¬ 
tra are clarinetist Henry Lasansky 
and French horn player Leslie 




Sales Rentals Repairs 

SCM Dealer 

Howard’s Typewriter Co- 

277-8333 773-0913 

The yard sale will benefit the 
Parkdale Symphonic Band's Euro¬ 
pean tour this July. Chairman for 
the sale is Mrs. Ruth Dee. 

Our Everyday Low Prices 
for Memorial Weekend 

6" or 9" Paper Plates 57c 

100 ct. 

Napkins pkg. of 140 33c 

7 oz. 51 Count 

Foam Plastic Cups 51c 
14 oz. Lysol Spray 

Disinfectant $1.37 
13’/2 oz. RAID House & 
Garden Bug Killer $1.57 
Raid Mosquito Coil 1.19 
Foam Ice Chests 77c, 99c, 
& $2.99 

Swimwear for Girls, Boys 
& Men 

Aluminum Chairs & 
Lounges $2.99 & $5.99 

Central Charge-BankAmericard 

Ben Franklin 

Greenbelt Shopping Center 
Open 9-9 Mon.-Sat. 

Will’s Hardware 

Beltsville Hardware 

10502 Baltimore Ave. (Rt. 1) Beltsville 

(Chestnut Hills Shopping Center) 

Portland Cements 
Plumbing, Pipe Cut to Size 
Glass, Storm Windows and Screens Repaired 
Curtain Rods - Drapery Rods Made to Order 
1,301 Paint Colors Mixed to Order 

Full Line of Garden Supplies 

WEEK DAYS 8:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M. 

SUN. 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. 




Just Light it and Forget it 
Still America's first and most 
unique small car with a formid¬ 
able edge over the imports in 
power, performance, and con¬ 

SMALL. Hornet's high style at 
a low budget. 


Here's the easiest way in the 
world to drive a luxury car at a 
bargain price. Our list of stan¬ 
dard equipment includes air con¬ 
ditioning, Something to think 

about with summer coming up 


Our specially equipped Javelin 
won the Sports Car Club of 
America's Trans-Am series in 
1971. That’s reason enough to 
come in and see what makes our 
standard Javelin the strongest 
contender in the sporty car field. 

a great deal! . . . 

The prices are right . . . and 
so is our Buyer Protection 
Plan that comes with them. 
Come in for details! 




4301 Rhode Island Ave. 

on U. S. 1, between Mt. 
Rainier & Ilyattsville* Md. 

Brentwood, Md. 




— While U Wait — 

soles, heels, rips 


around comer Hanover Shoes 


Mon^-Fri, 10-9 
Sat. til 6 

Greenbelt Homes, Inc. 

Hamilton Place 

474-4161 474-4244 

We have a good selection of two 
and three bedroom townhouses - 
masonry and frame - beautiful 
locations - most surrounded by 
woods - prices range from $11,000 
to $18,000. Good improvements - 
nice appliances included — occu¬ 
pancy immediate to September. 

Ideal space for single person or 
couple, this lovely one bedroom, 
frame apartment - desirable 
area — beautifully redecorated 
throughout. Occ. when sold. 

For Rent - Two bedroom duplex 
home for one year, option for 
2nd year, can be rented fur¬ 
nished or unfurnished. 

For information to purchase or 
to rent, our SALES OFFICE on 
happy to give you details. 




8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon Fri. 
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays 
Noon to 5:00 pm Sundays & 

Mary E, Dixon 




8 oz. Kansas City Sirloin. .$1.59 

with Salad, potato or vegetable - garlic toast 

Every Mon. Spaghetti - All you can eat.$1.45 

Every Wed. Fish & Fries - All you can eat_$1.49 

Breakfast Special ...99c 

Ham or Bacon or Sausage, Two Eggs, Hash Browns 

New Car Financing 

Low Credit Union Rates 

Total Interest 
(Finance Charge) 

36 months 


Amt. of Loan Payment 

$1,500 $48.12 

$2,000 $64.16 

$2,500 $80.20 

^Includes interest at an annual rate of 9.6% 

(8/10ths of one percent per month on the unpaid balance.) 

Life insurance provided eligible borrowers at no additional cost. 



121 Centerway (Shopping Center) Greenbelt, Md. 20770 

Get your Free Litterbag at the Credit Union 474-5858 





Located in Beltway Plaza Mall 



Flavors of The Month 




Veterans Cut-Rate Liquors 

11620 Baltimore Blvd. (Route 1) Beltsville, Md. 


BACARDI RUM $4.59 qt. 

TEACHER’S SCOTCH $12.99 i/ 2 gal. 

GORDON’S GIN $8.49 »/ 2 gal. 


$8.49 V 2 gal. 

$5.99 qt. 
$8.99 »/ 2 gal. 


937-1110 Sale ends the close of business 5-29-72 937-3022 

For the Hippies and the Yippies 

9 For the big wheels and their friends gf . 

And for all ye moms and daddies 
Vieth just has the better Plants! * 

Come to our Memorial Day Sales Festival on Sat* - Mon., May 27-29 

SALE ijtl — Azaleas 

Buy 2: receive a third one . . ... FREE! 

SALE it 2 — Pieris japonica, also known as Andromeda 

* Buy 2: receive a third one .. FREE! 

Sale #3 — Market packs: Petunias, Snaps, Sages, and many other summer flowers 

Buy 2: receive a third one.FREE! 

SALE i£4 — Tomato plants: All well known and disease-resistant varieties 

All other items at our rock bottom discount prices! 


Rhode Island and Howard Aves., Beltsville, Md. 


Out Crescent Rd., right on Edmonston, left on Powder Mill Rd., right on Rhode Island to sign,