_ AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER __
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
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
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
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.
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
CITY TO RECEIVE
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.
GHI REPORT AVAILABLE
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.
WHAT GOES ON
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
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
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¬
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
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.
will be picked up on Wednesday
and Friday, or earlier, if possible.
Hogan To Speak
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
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.)
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
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¬
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
GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW
Thursday, May 25, 1972
GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW
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open after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Deadline is 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
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
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
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
Youth Center Hours
Extension of evening hours has
been approved. The Youth Center
will be open evenings 7 - 10 p.m.
“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,
For further information, fees or
reservations, contact the local
county Home Economics Extension
SWIM TEAM NEWS
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 -
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
RECYCLE MA BELL! If not
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?
G0AC ORGANIZATION MEET¬
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
6 Years or More
Do you believe that GHI should
build and maintain reserves to be
used to rebuild or replace existing
homes which become uneconomical
Member Response Percent
No opinion/No Answer 15.7%
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
Continued for other im 17.5%
povements such as land¬
scaping of common areas
and construction of larger
Other uses 12.2%
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
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 &
6237 Springhill Dr.
AGES - 3 TO 7 YRS.
Swimming, dramatics, sports
arts & crafts, dancing, etc.
Call Mrs. Marcus, 474-5242
Opens its 1972 Season
Saturday, May 27th
Passes On Sale At Door
6905 Greenbelt Rd.
8:30 and 11:15 A.M.
Sunday School 9:50 A.M.
Edward II. Birner, Pastor
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
(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
GREENBELT BAPTIST CHURCH
Crescent & Greenhill Rds. S. Jasper Morris, Jr., Pastor 474-4640
Twin Pines Office
Closed Memorial Day
Twin Pines Savings & Loan Assn.
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND MEETING
OF GREENBELT CARES AT THE GREENBELT
COMMUNITY CHURCH — MAY 31, 8 P.M.
GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW
$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.
CALDWELL'S WASHER SER-
VTCE. All makes expertly repaired.
Authorized Whirlpool dealer. GR
4-5515. 103 Centerway.
PIANO TUNING AND REPAIR.
LEARN TO DRIVE - beat high
cost of Driver Education - CALL
TRI-STATE DRIVING SCHOOL -
off. 347-7773, res. 301-934-2095.
Expert antenna man will
install new/repair anten¬
na in my spare time and
TYPEWRITER REPAIR, ELEC¬
TRIC, STANDARD AND PORTA¬
BLES. Call 474-6018.
EXPERT CARPET CLEANING in
home or office. Reasonable rates.
Satisfaction guaranteed. 345-2970.
ELECTRONIC SERVICE Hi-Fi.
CB, Automotive and Marine. Solid
State Specialist. E. E. Welk 474-
T.V. and HI FI REPAIR Free
estimates, FCC licensed. Call 345-
“MARIE’S POODLE GROOMING’ ’
- Call for your appointment today.
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.
FULL TIME CLERK POSITION
■opening soon in Greenbelt Homes,
Inc. Knowledge of office proced
ures and bookkeeping desirable.
For interview contact Mr, McGinn,
For TV or STEREO SERVICE,
Call Henry Albright, 345-4597,
ATTENTION A P A R T M E N T
DWELLERS AND SMALL HOME
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¬
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
SALE: - Building lot, Dolby Ave.,
Glendale Heights. Best offer. 474-
TOWN HOUSE FOR SALE: -
Close to Center, air-conditioned,
remodeled kitch/bath, many furn¬
ishings available. 474-6366.
WANT SMALL FREE-STAND-
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.
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
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.
Wigs and Wiglets Serviced
Greenbelt Shopping Center
Greenbelt Homes, Inc.
Four-bedroom, corner town-
house, 2% baths, full basement,
fully air conditioned, immedi¬
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¬
JEWELS, CRYSTALS, FOSSILS
for Father's Day, Graduation, at
Twin Pines S&L.
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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.
/-. r "
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.
IN SHOPPING CENTER
Next to Mobil Gas Station
ROYAL STEAK SUBS.55c
FOOT LONG HOT DOG.39c
Closed Memorial Day
107 CENTERWAY 474-4998
RUG SALE - 9x12 $15.00 from the mill
G. I. SURPLUS
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
Greenbelt Shopping Center
“WORK AT ITS REST”
7 a.ni.-9 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,
Interior - Exterior
Call Alvin L. Brooks
HOMES FOR SALE
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
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
a QUALIFICATION RUN. Your
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
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
Greenbelt Shopping Center
(Above Post Office)
GREENBELT NEWS REVIEW
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
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
Howard’s Typewriter Co-
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
Napkins pkg. of 140 33c
7 oz. 51 Count
Foam Plastic Cups 51c
14 oz. Lysol Spray
13’/2 oz. RAID House &
Garden Bug Killer $1.57
Raid Mosquito Coil 1.19
Foam Ice Chests 77c, 99c,
Swimwear for Girls, Boys
Aluminum Chairs &
Lounges $2.99 & $5.99
Greenbelt Shopping Center
Open 9-9 Mon.-Sat.
10502 Baltimore Ave. (Rt. 1) Beltsville
(Chestnut Hills Shopping Center)
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.
WE'VE GOT YOU COVERED
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¬
HORNET SST 2-DOOK
NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO
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.
— While U Wait —
soles, heels, rips
around comer Hanover Shoes
Sat. til 6
Greenbelt Homes, Inc.
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
HAMILTON PLACE, will be
happy to give you details.
REMEMBER - FOR MONEY
IN YOUR POCKET - LIST
WITH YOUR CO-OP SALES
WE ARE HERE TO SERVICE
YOUR NEEDS. OFFICE OPEN
SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.
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
TORCH HOUSE RESTAURANT
6408 KENILWORTH AVE.
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
Amt. of Loan Payment
^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
ICE CREAM SHOP
Located in Beltway Plaza Mall
(NEXT TO KLEIN’S DEPT. STORE)
Flavors of The Month
CHOCOLATE CHERRY CORDIAL
RAISIN RIOT CARAMEL WALNUT
NEW SUMMER HOURS
OPEN SUNDAYS 12 - 8 P.M.
Veterans Cut-Rate Liquors
11620 Baltimore Blvd. (Route 1) Beltsville, Md.
OPEN MEMORIAL DAY
BACARDI RUM $4.59 qt.
TEACHER’S SCOTCH $12.99 i/ 2 gal.
GORDON’S GIN $8.49 »/ 2 gal.
TEN HIGH BOUR.
$8.49 V 2 gal.
$8.99 »/ 2 gal.
WE STOCK A COMPLETE VARIETY OF CHILLED WINE
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,