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8 Feb. 28, 1959 RedlandsDaily Facts With a Grain Don't Confuse Her With Goldilocks Freedom Does Not Come By Rubbing A Lamp Worldwide, we're living in an era in which people seek the short cut. Millions who want freedom are impatient of delay or hazard. They want it now, whatever the risk to themselves and to others. In many instances they are not ready for liberty, full style.

As one correspondent aptly put it, they are, however, willing to ride the rods of the freedom train. Every, free man of genuine spirit honors the aspirations for freedom of those who do not have it. But. liberty entails heavy responsibilities, and calls for the exercise of high talents. Even we who have it often fall short on these counts.

It is no disservice to the aspirations of any people to suggest that they need a careful period of development and preparation before undertaking the burdens that go with the privileges of liberty. They need men trained for leadership, and for service in an effective government corps. They need practice at self-governing, a trying of the wings. They need'an educational system, a program for economic growth and stability, a reasonably disciplined social order under the rein of law. Some of the countries recently come to liberty have lacked some or nearly all these preparatory fundamentals.

Indonesia is a particularly glaring example. In some cases, democracy, being a fresh graft on an old untutored society, has worked badly and has been at least partially abandoned to military rule. The miracles of science, of technical progress, are a brand of magic. But they are misleading many into imagining that by the rubbing of a lamp they can tomorrow, through independence, at a happy state of abundance and well-being. But there is no miracle upon earth that can do away with the necessity which rests upon us all to think, to learn, to submit to mental and moral disciplines, to train ourselves slowly, painstakingly yet sure for the high privileges of living fully as free men.

5 Frightening Picture That old one about a picture being worth 10,000 words was never more powerfully driven home than in a recent news photograph taken at the Senate Rackets Committee's "juke box" hearings. At the microphone was Ralph Kelly, Elgin, juke box operator who, according to other testimony before the committee, was forced under threat of drowning to yield half of his business to an named Rocco Pranno, identified by the committee as lieutenant to the chief gunman of the Al Capone gang. What gave the photograph its horrifying fascination was the fact that behind and to the right of Kelly, in the hearing room, sat this same Pranno. He had Kejly fixed with a steely glint which plainly bespoke menace. Chairman McClelland was convinced Kelly was terror-stricken.

Neither witness gave the committee one iota of information. Pranno exhibited nothing but defiance, arrogance and irritation. This, mind you, at the highest levels of government in the halls of Congress. Or are they the highest? It's getting pretty late to decide who's running this country, our elected representatives or the Rocco Prannos and their masters in thug- dom. Teaching With Machines (Scientific American) Can teaching be mechanized? B.

F. Skinner, Edgar Pierce professor of psychology at Harvard University, believes that it must if the rising worldwide demand for education is to be met He has designedand built a number of "teaching machines" which not only present material to the student (as do conventional audio-visual teaching aids) but continually test the student on the information he is acquiring. His machines, which he describes in Science as the mechanical equivalent of a private tutor, utilize material which has been broken "down into many small and carefully arranged steps. The machine presents only one "frame" of material at a time. In one type of apparatus the itudent writes his response to each frame on a paper strip in the machine.

He then uncovers the correct answer by moving a lever. If the two responses correspond, he alters the machine so that the correctly answered frame does not reappear when he goes over the material again. Skinner believes that the machine, immediately reinforcing correct answers, teaches more effectively than examination papers which are corrected and returned several days later. Moreover, each student can progress at his own pace. Skinner and his associates have used machines of this type in teaching part of a course in human behavior to nearly 200 Harvard and Radcliffe College undergraduates.

The students cover material corresponding to about 200 textbook pages in an average "machine time" of hours. They reported that they learned much more' in less time with less effort than they did by conventional methods. The Newsreel The revolution against Lyndon Johnson in the Senate doesn't seem to be progressing very well. But don't forget they laughed at Fidel Castro. Personally, we'd be just as happy if science and the armed services would merely announce that they had come up with a good idea, without calling it a major breakthrough.

Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore The military dress uniform is not intended for wearing while fighting battles, real or mock. But when an emergency comes, and a warrior is wearing his fancy duds, there's no time for changing clothes. Such an emergency is reported this week in Airfoil, the Norton base newspaper. The social occasion was a Mardi Gras dance at the base Officer's Club, organized by the Officers Wives. The surprise call to arms resulted from mock air attack on Southern California, a test of the 27th Air Division.

Brig. Gen. Prescott M. Spicer and about eight of his officers sped to the blockhouse at the far end of the base. They found the distant radar stations coping with over 100 aircraft tacking" the Southwest from various directions.

While the official referees did not make the score of the air battle public they did observe that the Division Battle Staff was the most formally dressed one they have ever seen in action. Not all California Highway Patrolmen ride motorcycles or drive Black sedans. Some also drive pick-ups with specially built backs. Perhaps you have seen one and wondered about it. Patrolman H.

B. Hutchins was in town the other day and we asked him to show us his rig. Specially designed to carry portable scales, and a brake testing device, the stubby vehicle is used in policing trucks especially the ones engaged in local hauling. The cross-country trucks, of which so many are seen on Highway 99 in Redlands, are weighed at the permanent, platform scales at Whitewater, some 3 0 miles to the east of us. Trucks coming into the coastal basin by way of the Cajon Pass are checked at the scales near the Blue Cut.

Neither of these scales catch the short haul trucks that shuttle on missions within the valley, such as dump trucks. Since these vehicles don't come to the Cajon and Whitewater scales, the Patrolmen have to take "Loadmeter" equipment to them, wherever they happen to be operating. Since the school tax defeat, supplies are tighter in the Redlands elementary schools. However, the administration positively has not posted the set of rules given below. They were put up in 1872 by a New York City principal named Winifred 1.

Teachers each day will fill clean chimneys, and trim wicks. 2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the day's sessions. 3. Make your pens carefully.

You may whittle nibs to the individual tastes of the pupils. 4. 'Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly. 5. After ten hours in school, the teachers spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.

6. Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed. 7. Every teacher should lay aside from each pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society. 8.

Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intentions, integrity, and honesty. 9. The teacher who performs his labors faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of twenty-five cents per week in his pay providing the Board of Education approves. One Minute Pulpit That all the people of the earth may know that the Lord is God, and that there is none else. Kings 8:60.

One sole God; One sole Law; One sole interpreter of that law- Humanity. Mazzini. ffiEW TO BRAZIL PMeXiughl Syndicate, Inc.g^;;^ Teletips (N HOLLYWOOD TOP SHOW 6:30 Chan. 2 Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) is called into case when blackmail rears its ugly head in the small town of Logan Cfly. The case erupts with explosive violence into murder and Mason is faced with one of the toughest cases of his career in a town seemingly dedicated to supressing evidence he feels may free his client.

8:00 Chan. 4 Prry Como. Gene Barry, Paul Anka, Lorin Holander, Kitza guest. 8:30 Chan. 2 Have Gun Will Travel.

Town hires Paladin to trap "monster." 8:00 Chan. 4 Accent on Love. Music-comedy revue is hosted by Louis Jourdan. 10:00 Chan. 2 Movie.

Drama ('37) "Lost Horizon." Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Edwaid Everett Horton. Kidnaped man is brought to Shangri-la and learns he has been chosen to be the next high lama. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO 76, lowest 40. Redlands and rest of nation shocked when three Puerto Rican terrorists spray 15 shots into U.S. House of Representatives wounding five congressmen, two seriously.

Ray Sargent to be installed as president of the Knights of the Round Table to succeed Richard Stanley. Bulldogs lose to Occidental .5350, costing them a tie for conference title. TEN YEARS AGO 53, lowest 42. School trustees vote to call for bids for new Mentone Elementary school March 21. New junior safety patrol plan tp be initiated in Redlands elementary schools next September with pilot one set at Lugonia school.

Prof. William R. Parker to direct UR Little Theater presentation of "I Remember Mama." FIFTEEN YEARS AGO 60, lowest 34. Dwight Lefferts. Dan McLeod and Ed Jury head Red Cross campaign for 543,700.

C. J. Wilshire acquires 17 acres of the Ford ranch on Sunset drive. Miss- Juanita Hinkle and Capt. Charles C.

Parker to be married Sunday. SIDE GLANCES By Galbraith Poison Bitter Poison Label Goes On Ten Film Topics Bv Erskine Johnson One of the nation's biggest theater chain owners, who" called 10 top film stars "poison at the box office" 22 years ago, is again punching the "constructive" panic button for Hollywood's movie-makers. Today's poison at the box office, he says, are 10 film subjects gone stale through overuse. With his list of the ticket-buying killers, he named 10 screen subjects he says are most desired by movie-goers. Hollywood's 1 friend, and sharpest critic, is pugnacious, outspoken Harry Brandt of New York City, who owns 153 theaters in eight eastern states, TV interests and a foreign film distribution company.

In an exclusive interview, he told me, at the same time, that Hollywood definitely is winning back its lost audience. not TV are what people want see," the veteran of 45 years in show business said. "I'm not selling theaters. I'm buying MORE theaters." Brandt's poison at the box office charges in 1937, you may remem ber. brought angry shouts of "idiot" and "lunatic" and threats of lawsuits from Crawford, Katharine Hepburn and others who were on his list.

"I invited them to sue me." he laughed. "I said my only defense would be box office figures and after that no one again mentioned legal action." The much maligned rock 'n' roll and juvenile delinquency film themes are. surprisingly, far down on Brandt's "poison subject" list, which he says precludes the occasional "extraordinary film." Brandt's "poison at the box office" subjects are: 1. Plots pertaining to the atomic bomb. 2.

Any film with the word 'devil' in the title. 3. Baseball stories. 4. Airplane pictures.

5. War movies. 6. Rock 'n' roll. 7.

Juvenile delinquency. 8. Plots with a "message." 9. Jungle backgrounded films. 10.

Submarine heroics. His "most desired" by audiences list: 1. Young romance. 2. Adult romance.

3. Biblical themes. 4. Musicals "with stories" 5. Comedy.

The other five, in order of desirability, are westerns, educational films as Walt Disney makes them, action, action plots appealing to both sexes, feature length animated stories in the Disney tradition and adventure pertaining to war or the jungles. Harry Brandt has had his say he's as enthusiastic as ever about the future of motion pictures. "But the movie-makers," he said, "must produce what the people want to what other movie-makers want to see. Like in 1937, I have box office figures to prove I'm right." After giving me his list, Brandt, vacationing in Hollywood with Mrs. Brandt, laughed about Fred Astaire being on his original 1937 list.

"I see he's been doing all right lately." he grinned. Then he recalled that another star, Marlene Dietrich, who had been appearing in exotic romantic roles, switched to a shoot-'em- up western C'Destry Rides after being named by him in '37. The film returned her to public favor. Almost a year later they met for the first time. "And." smiles Brandt, "she thanTced me for making her aware that she was appearing in outmoded subjects." NO CHICKEN? TALLAHASSEE, Fla.

The state's poultry and egg industry today announced the menu for next Wednesday's breakfast at which Gov. Leroy Collins and his cabinet will be the guests: "Jumbo fried eggs, omelets, egg sausage-burgers, raw eggs in orange juice and hard-boiled eggs decorated with pictures of the governor and the cabinet members. TV-Radio Log (c) Colorcast Saturday 5 3. Races 9. 5:15 Sports 3:30 Ranger Rangers 3 :45 6 3.

Welle Men Bunny Day 2, Mason Passage(c) Show Jnckson 4 p.m. 3 Storm Service Mitchell Marshal 7:30 2, Alive Boone 4, Fun Patrol 8 p.m. Storm 3, Como (c) 5. Clark Wthut Gun 8:30 2-SHave Gun Corral 5 p.m. 2, Doors 4, on Love (c) Milland Adam A Eve Express Trooper F.

Beat 10:00 p.m. 2, 3, 4. CitJ Graham Hail 10:30 Duggan II p.m. 3, 5. 4.

11:15 Duggan 12 mUmUm 2, 7. "He's tha moody to walk in tho rain!" Saturday 5 p.m. Tax Party 5:15 in LJL 5:30 Hr. Harmon 5:45 Goes 6 p.m. Calls 6:30 Music Arms 7 p.m.

Word Mont'r 7:30 8 p.m. Tmrw. Warn. 0:30 Muaio .9 Welk Party Uusie 9:30 Tune 10:00 p.m. Maphia Aloott i 10:30 Music Norman 11 p.m.

Music 11:30 Baas 12 mfamif KABC -J. Bonrka ASSIGNMENT: WASHINGTON Only Way To Get Back At Racketeers Is To Laugh "At Them By Ed Koterba WASHINGTON The spectators jammed the back of the room. They came here for one main purpose to laugh at the racketeers. That seems to be the only way that an honest, indignant, sensitive citizen can spend his wrath on the cowards those leeches of the underworld who cower under the Fifth in the caucus room. The hoodlums, now stripped of their brass knuckles, acid bottles and guns, lend themselves nicely to an air of ridiculousness sitting there under the bright chandeliers declining to admit even that they're alive.

When the juke-box rigamorole closed down for a 10-day recess, the Rackets Committee had finished listening to a long command performance that sounded like an automatic player stuck on a broken record titled, "I Decline." I laughed just as hard as the rest of the watchers. A belly laugh served as a good substitute for a gratifying punch in the nose. But this 1959 hoodlum set has been a breed more brazen than even those witnesses of the Costello and teamster type. That's because our courts have recently reassured protection for those "tending to incrimniate themselves." As a result, the once-mighty Senate Committee's only remaining effective weapon is the club of ridicule. And on this final day, I'd say tbey did an efficient job of whittling down those smug thugs.

They splattered the hoods with verbal spitballs that most certainly were noticed all the way across the country. The Fifth Amendment had become so a matter of course lately with those juke-box jokers that the thugs came to the witness chair bearing mass produced printed cards bearing the "I Decline" song. Sen. Barry Gold water asked to see one of the cards, and then he said cynically: "Somebody must pass those out at the door." When juke-box Smitty, a lumpy, red-faced Chicago mobster, stumbled on the phrase. Sen.

Karl Mundt called out: "You better read the juke-box answer The hearings hit the height of ludicrousness when Sen. John McCIellan barked at Juke Box. whose real name is Thomas Fred Smith: "Are you alive?" the man said he couldn't answer because being alive could tend to incriminate him. The committee called up Hyman Larner. alias Red Waterfall and four other names, described as a Chicago juke-box shakedown artist, now of Miami Shores, Fla.

"Are you," snarled McCIellan, "a common, ordinary, cheap thug?" And, so help me, Hyman, in a high, thin, nasal whine said he couldn't rightly answer that question without incriminating himself. Another good laugh therapy for a bystander's frustration came when Chief Counsel Robert Kennedy informed McCIellan that Larner was once convicted in the senator's hometown region of Little Rock, Ark. McCIellan grinned a fiendish grin at the witness: "Do you like the climate down there?" and tha hood declined to answer because, honestly, he said, that could incriminate him. I'm glad the juke-box hearings are in recess. Those Fifth Amendment "Americans" with the suntanned hides, dark glasses and expensive had become somewhat Now, perhaps, one can turn to less irritating developments on Capitol Hill like the payrolls of congressmen.

GETS GRAY CADILLAC LOS ANGELES husband of actress Lyn Thomas sayi the only reason his estranged wife wanted a gray Cadillac along with $200 monthly alimony was' because of the color. "I was perfectly willing to let her have a white station wagon," architect Jules Salkin said. "But no, she wanted that Cadillac. Just because of the color." A judge awarded her the Cadillac, and alimony Thursday. Sunday 9:00 a.m.

Feet Picture 9:15 Line U.N. 9:30 Up, Live 8, 10. a.m. Light Guide Hall 10:30 Frontiers Town 11:00 a 11:30 2, Challenge 3, 4, 12 noon TV 12:30 2, Ideas Falm Parade 1 2, Nation Science 1:30 2. 5.

8, 3, Washtn. Message I Workers 2 Is Life Word Pike 2:39 3. 7 Ch'Mren Races 0.M. 3, Hearing Answers Victory 3:30 Tales 3, News Rpt 8, 4 Disney 100 Yrs. Life Derby 4:15 4:30 (c) Mack 5 Bowl 3, 4.10—Omnibus Wlnchell Ranger Dick 5:30 Mack Ranger Oakley Holromb 5:45 6 World 3, Press Party King Day Wdpkr.

Door 6:15 2. 3. Cent Huntley Joan Clergy 7 p.m. Train Saber Ask for Sfc 7:30 2, Bregmas Maverick 8 Ed Sullivan 4. 10-Allen VSJL.

8:30 swell 9 p.m. Station 45 Roberts 9:30 Lundberg 10:00 p.m. 2, Detective 4. Inf. 10:30 2, line 4, 5.10—Movie MeGraw L.

Jaggers 10:45 9 11 p.m. 8. 11:15 Heart 11:45 Sunday 7:00 a.m. Farmer Pulpit 7:30 7:45 Town 0:00 a.m. Churct Hr Wings 0:30 A Life Land to God L'ke Tab 9:00 a.m.

KNX KHJ Bible Class Musle 9:15 Smith Pr'ph'y 9:45 Older 10:00 a.m. Musle J. Mann 10:15 10:30 Ernest Digest 10:45 ft Ton 11 a.m. Bull Scent 11:30 Ewing Musis 1 Fuller 1:30 Travis C-lebrity 2 p.m. 2:30 Travis 3 p.m.

Graham M'nltor 3:15 Travis the Line 3:30 Truth Press 4 p.m. KABC- Pilgrimage Scene 4:30 Wings Jamboree 5 p.m. Songs Stand Dollar 5:15 Timet 5:30 nthern Hour 5:45 KABC- Dr Bartlett 9 p.m. Harv. Pnm.

Gnn 0:30 Tax KK 0:45 Sicoet 7 p.m. KaU Miller 7:30 Flflele Flynn 7:45 8 p.m. Musle Opera Tonite 0:15 N. 8 :30 Musle Record 9 p.m. KABC Prophecy KR1-News Douglas 9:15 9:30 KFI McGregor Poling Douglas 10:00 p.m.

KFI-KNX-News Hr. 10:15 Poulsoa Ed. Rep'rts 10:30 KABC Tm Decision Wings Quest II p.m. Vets akrra. 11:15 Csnhm Doctor 11:30 KABC- Orcnestn Nation 12 mUmlH Miasm.

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