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   News (Newspaper) - April 7, 1969, Frederick, Maryland                                I! t'nlltt'r Sumo pleasant tiNl.o with hii'li-; (ii CI. I an tonirhl with lows '.17 to VI. kurMloA mostl> and mild uilh Inch-i to 72. vol.. i is .SVvriws Itring (Crowds To ('hnrcln's Hun i PI, t n i Today i tit M I 'K, MONDAY. Al'ltll, 7, rwo ''-1 I'AdlOS SINOLR COPY WCCKLY 1'V v- BY CAMMICH Huge Moonshine Still Smashed At Mt. Airy :Pka i Heart M> .l OKU, UOKSi (St. ill MOIJM ington men weie aitesteil and one of the "l.tij'est stills ed in the la.st loui t toyed b> fedeial and state al- cohol tax dm ing a i aid on a barn ne.u heie Satuiday aflei noon. Kenneth F. Stewait, agent-in- chargo ot the M.ujl.md Alcohol Tax Enfoiiement I'nit, said the still was smashed and of vshiskej sseie seized at thefaim, and the distilleis equipment vs.is dcstioved. also said that the 131- f.illiins bj the agents was one ol the laifest amounts ol illicit tonltSLMted his department in >eai s. 'I he still ssas by fit emeu's Kentsene ssas ponied into the clam mash, and hundreds ol Mason jai s weie smashed. "Kveiytlujig that could be chopped up ssas t hopped t Said. At the lime ol Ihe i aid, the I tax agents found 131-gallons of istill "hot" whiskey, feuuenters located on the Hoad, 'with a capacity of gallons south of U.S. at Plane No. 1. Charged ssith manufactuie, tiansportation   .uid said that "thete is no such thing as sale moonshine wiuskej." Accoidmg to the tax agents, the still was capable ol jiioduc-lng of whis- key a day. Agents theoi ized that the 131-gallons ol still-ssatm whiskc> seized had been pai t of a batch pioduced since midnight I i Agents and lass officei s involv- ed in Satut day's i.iid weie Dale Weenies ;ui'J Charles ol the Md. liquor tax unit, John llammon of the Tieasury De- partment Alcohol, Tobacco ,uid Htearms Division, undCpl.Wil- i liam Newcomer of the Fredei ick 1 Hai racks, Md. State Police. The raid was a culmination of afour- d.ti surveillance at the still site. Only in the last days ssete agents able to narrosv the loca- tion dossn to a barn on Woodville Itoad. He said that most of the whis- key had been sold in Southern Maryland. Replaced 'IVxas Doctors I Ot Iloarl From Mass. Woman For Operation 25 Missing As Ships Collide At New Orleans Doc SMASHED STILL-Onc of the largest moonshine stills ever to be found in this area was smashed by Federal and State tax agents Saturday at a location off the Woodville Hoad not far from Mount Airy. In the raid agents found 131 gal- lons of whiskey, fermenting barrels with a capacity of gallons, G2 cases of half gal- lon Mason jars and 480 Ibs. of sugar. Pictured is the heart of the smashed' still, located L. what used to be a 12-stanchion dairy barn. Barrels of grain mash are located in the stan- chions, while the crumpled copper cooker is tilted on the walkway. A pickup truck was also seized in the raid. (Photo by J. Holfc Castle- 1101 VI Tex. (A10 tors at St. Luke's Hospital started an operation at 7 a.m. (CST) today to replace the mechanical heart implanted m llaskell Karp, -17, with a hu- man one. spokesman for the hospital said the donor was a 4U.jear.old 1 awrence, Mass., widow who had suffered irreversible brain j damage after she was flown to Houston this morning. Lawrence General Hospital identified the donor as Barbara An artificial heart was im- planted in Karp's chest on April 4. The spokesman said he had no idea how long the operation would take. "I would guess several hours but this is only a guess. This is the first time we've had this kind of he said, Karp, who was able to drink water Sunday and was being fed intravenously, was listed in sat. isfactory condition before the operation. But a spokesman said earlier that the eight-ounce plastic heart was designed only to keep a patient alive until a human heart donor could be found. Mrs. Ewan was transferred to Houston at the request of one of her three daughters, Carol Burns of Lawrence, who accom- panied her mother to Houston. Mrs. Burns asked that her mother be transferred in re- sponse to Mrs. Karp's plea for a donor. A potential donor was en route to the hospital from Cleve- land, Tex., Friday night but died of a blood clot just a few blocks from the medical center. Complications prevented use of that heart, the spokesman said, The mechanical heart was im- planted in Karp's chest by Dr. Coolcy after he determined that a severely damaged heart chamber could not be repaired. Cooley said earlier he thought the artificial heart could func- tion well for a month, but hoped it would be needed no longer than a week or 10 days. Possession Of Obscene Films No Crime, High Court Rules Emile Havier Ravier Named President Of Eastalco Emile Ravier has been ap- pointed president of the Eastal- co Aluminum Company, accord- ing to a joint ;mnounccment by Michel M. C.islor.i, executive vice president of Pechincy En- terprises, Inc. and Yves II. Robert. prosidcnt of Howmet Corporation. Eastalco is the aluminum re- duction project being constnictctl WASHINGTON (AI1) The Supreme Court, in a major free speech ruling, held today that it cannot constitutionally be made a crime to possess obscene films or printed matter in the privacy of a man's home. "This right to receive infor. mation and ideas, regardless of their social worth, is funda. mentalto our free said Justice Thurgood Marshall in delivering the opinion. Marshall reiterated for the court its view that the govern- ment has a valid interest in dealing with the problem of ob- scenity. But, he said in announcing the decision from the bench; "The state has no business telling a man sitting alone in his own home what books lie may read or what films he may watch." The nil ing came on an appeal by an Atlanta man, Robert Eli Stanley, who was convicted in 1907 of having three "stag" films in his home and was sen- tenced to one year in prison. "Said Marshall of Stanley: "He is asserting the right to read or observe what he pleases the right to satisfy his intel- lectual and emotional needs in the privacy of his home. He is asserting the right to be free from state into the con- tents of his library." Stanley did not argue that the films were not obscene and the court assumed for purposes of its decision that they arc scene under tests previously laid out by the court. The decision clearly distin- guished between the Georgia law which punishes for mere possession of obscene material, and the more typical obscenity law which makes it a crime to traffic in obscene material. re Fire calls reported during the 48-hour period ending at 10 a.m. CITY GG3-44UO NONE. COUNTY GG2-C333 SATURDAY: BHUNSWICK, a.m., auto fire in front of fire house, Bruns- wick responded. OLD MILL HOAD, p.m., house fire. Hocky Hidge ant Graccham responded. WALKEHSV1LLE, p.m., fire at Microbiology Laboratory. Walkcrsvillc, Woodsboro and In- dependents responded. SUNDAY: EDGEWOOD, a.m., build- Ing fire. New Windsor, Union Bridge and Libortytown respond- ed. HOFFMASTEH HOAD, p.m., mountain fire. Dargan (Washington County) responded. Slock Market VOHK (AI1) -The stock market, continuing last week's downward trend, was off sharp, ly early today. BID FAHEWELL TO ENGLAND'S FINEST- Frederick County families and others in Mary- land said farewell this morning at ProspectShop- ping Center to 45 English boys who have been visiting as guests of the 4-H program from Cray Valley School for Boys in England. Their 17-day tour of the United States and Canada took them to New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl- vania, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Top photo left to right shows three visitors with their hosts, the Robert Leatherman family of 608 Grant Place. Left to right are Jane Leather- man, Mr. Leatherman, Tina Leatherman, Bob Burkett, Mrs. Leatherman, John Leatherman, Geoff Wilkins, Mark Head and Brcnda Cook of Frederick, whose family hosted one of the Photo) 45 English Youths Entertained On Weekend Visit To Frederick Twenty-eight Frederick Coun- ty 4-H homes entertained 45 young men from Cray Val- ley School for Boys, England, during a weekend stay on tour of the United States and Canada. The boys had planned their own trip which took them to the states of New York, New Jersey, Penn- sylvania, Maryland, Massachu- setts and Washington, D.C. Eight masters were among their num- ber. Their next destination is Niagara Falls, then to Ontario, back to the U.S. and departure for London April 17. The boys were "trueambassa- dors for wearing neat, trim, conventional clothing no jeans, far-out shoes or long- hair. "We sought to avoid tens ion and one group leader said. The younger boys had more leeway, while the third and fourth year boys dressed in traditional school uniforms. "Everytime this school has traveled and it has been to Moscow, North Africa, Sicily and Iceland, "we have boon com- plimented on our Iv-linvfnr and said Martin Carr, organ and mastcr-in- chargc. It has been their in- tent, he .said, "to maintain this high standard in the United States and Canada." But this doesn't mean "mil- itary he added, "be- cause Uiis trip is intended as a holiday benefits" as well as personal pleasure. Each boy had prepared for the trip by compiling a project book. Historic Frederick was part of Uiesc books, as was Bunker Hill, economic geograpliy of the areas visited, historic sites and events, including the presidential elec- tion and American domosticpro- blcms, such as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Frederick County 4-H families or members hosting the boys in- cluded Mr. and Mrs. Ho- Freighter Hits Oil Barge Mihsissippi Uivcr St't City's Wharves Saved By Firemen NEW ORLEANS A head-on collision between a For- mosan freighter and an oil barge set both sent sheets of flame soaring into a heavily traveled bridge and cov- ered a section of the Mississippi river with burning petroleum Sunday night. The Coast Guard said 23 of the 51 members of crew of the freighter, the Union Faith, were unaccounted for. Twenty-five were taken to hos- pitals. The fire-swept ship sank about six hours after Uie colli- sion while being towed away for beaching. The oil barge btoke in two and the two fiercely burning sections floated downstream pursued by fire tugs. One sec- tion finally sank and the other ran aground. The barge, car- rying barrels of crude oil was being pushed by the tug Warren Doucet. The Coast Guard said all members of the tug's crew were accounted for. Firemen hosed down wharves and ships in the area to prevent the spread of the blaze. "It looked like the river waa on said Elysse Landry, a crewman on a dredger working near the scene, "Now I know what it would be like riding through said Mrs. Arnold Kegouffre, who was in a car with her husband when the flames swept up from the river 175 feet below. The Union Faith, with an all. Oriental crew and carrying a cargo of salt, cotton cloth, toys, handbags, household goods and (Continued On Page Five) with" education IJobte. RFC> 2, Douglas Van Gunfire Echoes Along Jordan River By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gunfire echoed again in the Jordan River Valley today fol- lowinj; scattered Easter Sunday outbursts along cease-fire line between Jordan and Israel. A Jordanian army spokesman said an Israeli tank was dam- aged and a jeep was destroyed in an exchange sl-ortly after dawn east of the Sheikh Hussein Bridge in the northern Jordan Valley. He said there were no Jordanian casualties. Sant, RFD 2; Mr. and Mrs. Si- mon Stull, RFD 3; Fran- ces Maync, Buckeystown; David Rcmsburg, RFD 4; Howard Spur- rier, Union Bridge; CarlThayer, Thurmont; Ralph Kellh o 11 z, Rocky Ridge. Carolyn Nicholson, Ijamsville; Sandy Wilcom, RFD 2; Mike Van Holtcn, Knoxvillc, George Hoff- man Jr., Knoxville; Doris West, HFD 4, Barbara Ausherman, Waikersvillc; Cindy Ung, Thur- mont; Jane Leathcrman, Fred- erick; Richard Rcmsburg, Jef- ferson. Wayne Smith, Jefferson; Gary Keller, Middlctown; Paula Kelly, Middlctown; George Nicholson Jr., Dolour; Brcnda Cook, Fred- erick; Oliver Coblcntz, Jef- ferson; Eugene Bellinger. Thur- mont; Valerie and Gail Hems- berg, Middlctown; Mrs. Fred Kclstcr, HIT) 3, Mrs. Kenneth Prititt, BuckcysUmn and Bobby Kcili'iu'tz, Helping coordinate the pro- gram in Frederick County- was Mrs. .salley Valonliner, Exten- sion Agent, 4-11 and Youth. Commanders Report On War North Viet Infantrymen Stage Attacks SAIGON Xorth Viet- namese infantrymen slashed Into two groups of U.S. troops Sunday night, killing 14 Ameri- cans and wounding 2S in close- quarter fighting. Only three ene- my Were known dead. Fighting generally appeared a be at the lowest level since Jic enemy's spring offensive be- gan six weeks ago. Eleven Americans were killed and 13 were wounded in one fight, about miles northeast of Saigon. Mortars slammed into a night bivouac of American paratroop- ersfromthe 173rd Airborne Bri- gade, defending the southern approaches to the provincial capital ot It no I of. As the mortars pinned down the defenders. North iet- namese infantry   Aluminum Corporation jirc'iect in I eindiile, Wash., one the larfc-st aluminum icdurtion ciati'ins in HIP sMirld, ttli.i h.is been vilb i limes SIIKC I'Mfi, VHP drnt lion of Piiliini-s I n- Pilot I- M.mini- la91 millniipil "n I'.ICP I ml at ion of the fighting was CS- cs- scntial in preventing the fall of South Vietnam, but White House restraints ruled out a traditional military victory. In their 317-pare "Report on the War in published tiwlns bs Hi" Pentagon, (Jen. William C. Westmoreland and Vim. I'. S. Sharp said (heir strains in building up the Ameriran effort from until last sear was generalh fill ami emleil aixv of an tors. ran HIP plfiii I in urtil I p lux ftin- rMr< of staff limp, said nillidil II.p ItMiMup an In iname.se could have held for former U.S. commanders in the more than six months. war say American cs- Hut, he wrote, restrictions by the White House on military op- erations against Viet Cong and North Vietnamese sanctuaries in neighboring l.nos, Cambodia and North Vietnam "made it impossible to destroy the ene- forces In a traditional or classic sense." Sharp, who as I'.S. commamL. cr in the Pacific planned Ihe air 1 war acainst North Metnam un- til his retirement last Aurust. for his part sa'nl Ihe "profound effe< hombit.c of the Noitli prt'inlils imlucecl Hn. 1 i'nt to rpllrf in iMris. "I IIP c Is of the war in Scnith Vietnam re- sulted in unprecedented stresses aixl strains on the North Viet- namese ecimomy, production and distribution systems, the lifpof thp pooplp and the politi. cal control Sharp wrote. may havr licrn suffirlpiub senoun to havo in. clurrtl North iotnam In use tho tactics of 'npcotiatlon' to gain n prrirxlof rolipf in onlpr to rerti. fy It.s morp prossinjt problems, and to reinvii'oralr support of thp war in South iptnam." Mlhifiirh callinr HIP liointimr "Ilic most procisp in siiaip in'plipcl raids ircn p rff fell i rili ii lions in tim foi "From a military standpoint, both air and naval programs were Inhibited by restrictions growing out of the limited na- ture of our conduct of the he said. Sharp's report covers a period from when the air war against the North was launched, through June .10, after It hml bt'pn ctirtailrtl. The raids startwl as measures, hut were increa-sH to cirt North Vietnamese' suiTKtrt of Iheetienn troops in HIP Scmth ami lo prme I'.S. pow. er. HIP said. I mtmiral nrntp lli.il cmt HIP 1'OTplniir, the 1 .S. mill- n P of HIP WAI wmilil liprn triirli liirlipi. I IIP untnltilnlril flun iif IT PII. till (fllll I Nortli Vietnam to confront our forces in South Vietnam could have had only ono resvilt for tho United States ami its allies- heavier casualties at a smaller rost to the Sharp said. Westmoreland's account of the ground war from to is a censored vcrsicn of n l.o said former President Ijixlon M. Tolmson for last llesaidnllipil forces wpr( sur. prisrilln Hie irt Cotir let liix-nnsp "it .lid ixrt oc-. rur lo us that the would urxlf lAKc sniddAl HIP fa< p c< IIP isir fni Iff! H P sutre mild V irtn.im i riti off guard when the Tet offensive was launched, Westmoreland also saw tho crisis as a possible turning point. After Tet, the general paid, the South Vietnamese govern- ment was "intact and strowcr; the armed forces were larger, more effective and more dent; the people had the Idea of a general uprisinr. ami etiemy forces were much weaker." "As I left Soulh in tune of I'H.S I took with ire HIP romiction dial He pneniy m< onh had failixl to .ilMin Ins luit fiat in Inv faitln fnnr Ms than nl mix SHIP s nf w! t'i I" I Slalps in siif Oscar Potash Funeral Held Sunday A. of Fuiu'i.il set vlc-es foi Osr.it Putii.sli, a liiotliPi-Ui-lasv Marvland (niVCIIioi Matldi-l, ai.d biother of Albert Polnshof I n-d- t-rlik, weie tonductisl Si.nd i.s J'inKncy on KeNli'itown Ho.nl. Hm ial was in Mrlll 1 (Until in- greKiilion emeleiy, Mil; lloid. He waH MirvlvMl liv liln wife, i Mis. I Rthc-r Mandi'l Pol Iwii MMIS Mil II. I'ol Ikl, -if U ill i mo IP and Ni-ll Pol isb of Mi-l (wo iliurltiis, Mini nix iif 
                            

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