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Churches feel opportunity to aid migrant farm workers Redlands Daily Facts Wed., June 26, 1963 - 1 1 break out of the migrant way of 1 ing smile—as lobby." Year By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International j life. They have very high disease This could be the year when land death rates. They are not church people finally succeed in i covered by any of the federal doing something for migrant i labor laws, they arc not rcpre- farm workers. | sented by a union, and their po- The migrants are America's 1 litical influence is nil. poorest people. There are about j Itelicving their desperate one million of them—men, wom- 1 plight has been a concern of cn and children—who eke out a j America's major religious bodies living by "following the crops." | for 40 years. It is one of the Wiih everyone working, includ-few public issues on which Prot- ing very young children, a mi- \ cslants, Catholics and Jews have grant family may earn aiwut j consistently spoken with one voice. In the conviction that the migrants' problems can be solved only by federal legislation, the major faiths have joined forces in what is referred to in Washington—usually with a patroniz- "the church after year, the church lobby has charged forth into legislative battle. Always, until now, it has gone down to ignominious defeat at the hands of the large and powerful farm lobby. A few weeks ago, the House of Representatives took up a bill, backed by the big farm interests, to extend for two years public law 78 — the so -called "bracero law" under which Mexican farm workers are imported into this country to fill the same kind of jobs that domestic migrants seek. The migrant ministry of the National Council of Churches and the National Catholic Rural Life Conference sent letters to all members of Congress urging that Public Law 78 be allowed to expire on schedule at the end of the present year. They said the importation of braceros deprived domestic migrants of jobs, and drove down their already pitiable wages. To the utter amazement of virtually everj-one in Washington, the House rejected the two-year extension bill by a rolloll vote of 174 to 158. After the surprise vote, a prominent farm lobbyist stormed out of the Capitol and muttered to reporters: "Those damn do-gooders have put one over on us." It was the first clean<ut victory the church lobby had ever won over the farm lobby, and it was a heady experience. But as Fr. James Vizzard of the Catholic Rural Life Conference emphasized, "that was just one bat- i tie...we haven't won the war yet by a long shot." The farm lobby will try again before the congressional sessim is over—this time throwing its weight behind a one-year extension bill. The betting is that it will get through—unless the church lobby can generate a tremendous amount of public support $1,000 a year. Many migrants live in squalid shack towns. They are subject to exploitation by "crew leaders" who serve as brokers of their labor. Their children get little schooling and grow up illiterate, unable to Two California landmark sifes f0 be registered WASHINGTON — Senator Clair Engle 'D-Calif.) announces that the Old Mission Dam (Padre Dam) in San Diego and the Lake Mcrritt Wild Duck Refuge in Oakland have been selected as Reg- i.slered National Historic Landmarks. Senator Engle explained that Registered National Historic Landmarks are areas of exceptional value and national significance in commemorating and illustrating the hislorj' of the United Stales. Landmark sites are selected by the Department of Interior and remain in the owners' administration. Senator Engle provided this history of the two new California sites: — Old Mission Dam. also known as Padre Dam, with aqueduct and flume extending about five miles to the Mission of San Diego de Alcala, was the first major irrigation-engineering project on the Pacific Coast. Water was impounded by the dam, near the head of Mission Gorge on the San Diego River, about 13 miles northeast of Old Town, San Diego, and released as needed for the fields around the mission and for milling and domestic use, providing assured supply year- round. The San Diego Mission was founded in 1769 by the Franciscan, Father Junipero Serra, and was the first in the State of California. It was moved in 1774 to the present site where large numbers of Indians were converted and instructed in agriculture and other arts of European civilization. Research has not shown exactly when the dam was built but it was not likely before 1800. It seems to have been completed in 1817 — a solid masonry wall about 220 feet long, 13 feet thick at the bottom and 12 feet or more high at its maximum. Native stone and locally-produced cement were used for the dam and also for the aqueduct and flume, two feet wide and one foot deep, which carried water to the mission. Flooding damaged the dam over the years but it still holds back a small amount of water. It has been recognized as Cali fornia Registered Slate Historical Landmark No. 52 and marked by the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1962, the City of San Diego began negotiations toward including the dam in proposed Fortuna Mountain-Mission Gorge Metropolitan Park. —Lake .Merritt Wild Duck Refuge, Lake Merritt City Park, off i Grand Avenue at Bcllcvue Av- I enue. Oakland, is the oldest legally-established public wildlife sanctuary in the United States. It is also probably the most noted of the small wildlife refuges j maintained by local governments. When Dr. Samuel B. Merritt purchased the property in 1852, it was a slough. In 1869, acting as Mayor of Oakland, Dr. Merritt had a dam constructed, converting the slough into the body of water now knottit as Lake Merritt. The bill that established Lake Merritt as America's first official wildlife refuge was passed by the state legislature and became law on March 18, 1870. Lake Merritt, 160-acre saltwater lake is located in the heart of Oakland's business district. Despite city conditions wtich are adverse to wildlife, thousands of ducks spend the winter there. How to halt vapor locks Jlotorists will never see him ... nor will they ever hear him, but there's a silent enemy riding with them when they take to the highways in the warm summer season. The California Highway Patrol says this miscreant is called "vapor lock," a little gremlin who stalls cars when they are forced to slow down during hot weather driving. Commissioner Bradford M. Crittenden pohits out that vapor lock is most apt to appear when, after driving at normal speeds, a car is slowed down by traffic or grades. "Denied a cooling breeze and full benefit of the fan, the motor overheats, the gasoline in the fuel Ime vaporizes to cause bub les which block the flow of fuel to the carburetor. "Vapor lock acts as if you had run out of gas or your fuel pump had failed," Crittenden stated. But there's a way to solve the problem. Cool water poured over the sides of the carburetor and on the fuel pump and fuel line, especially close to hot exhaust pipes will eliminate the trouble. If there is no supply of cool water available, the motorist can dip a handkerchief or rag into the radiator and hold it in the air until it cools. Applied to the fuel pump and fuel line, this may also correct the problem. Mail fraud trial in postponement LOS ANGELES (UPI) - U.S. District Judge Thurmond Clarke yesterday postponed until July 2 the scheduled sentencing of Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr., "The Great Imposter," for using the mails to defraud. Demara, whose life of personal frauds was the basis of a motion picture, appeared in the federal courtroom where he asked for the postponement because his attorney, William M. Strong, was unable to appear at this time. Demara, 41, had been indicted by a Boston grand jury. The indictment charged that under the name of Jefferson B. Thome, he filed false teaching credentials in applying by mail for an instruc tor's job at Winchendon, Mass., high school. Last month Demara, now an evangelist at the Union Rescue Mission, pleaded no contest to the indictment in waiving extradition. During h i s career Demara gained international notriety by posing as a surgeon, serving as a deputy warden at a Texas prison and working at other professions, all under different names. 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