Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on June 28, 1963 · Page 8
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Friday, June 28, 1963
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8 - Friday, June 28, 1963 Redlands Daily Facts IN HOLLYWOOD Rub-a-dub-dub in Nipponese tub By Erskine Johnson TOKYO — The Japanese have a word for scenery-chewing actors, but it isn't "ham." It is "sa- ma." meaning "no style." I mention this today only as a cue for a few words about the high style in which I have been bathing lately. It has been almost on a par with Liz Taylor's celebrated Roman bath in "Cleopatra." I am not referring, of course, to the communal bathing habits in some sections of liberal old Japan, but to the high style of the average tub in modem Tokyo hotels and in Japanese inns that dot the countryside like American motels. Really, I've never seen so many indoor swimming pools. They build them big and deep, some as deep as five feet. And they come in a variety of shapes and colors. But it is their size that amazes you. Lloyd Bridges could don mask and fins and practically film a "Sea Hunt" television show here without ever leaving his hotel room. One marble job in a Japanese inn left me convinced it should have been equipped with a safety cord labeled, "In case of emergency, pull cord for lifeguard." It could have used a direct line to the coast guard, too. The Japanese islands are small. So are Japanese people and their automobiles. A tiny new portable Japanese television set with a nine-inch screen has become a national craze. But Japanese bathtubs are the world's biggest. While floating in one the other day I recalled some of the fancy bathtubs and swimming pools around the world in which I've spent a lot of time. More time, probably, than I should have spent. There was a big Roman style tub in a marble-walled room in a Palm Springs hotel which was bigger than some of the town's night clubs. The biggest swimming pool I could recall was at the Shamrock Hotel in Houston, Texas. It was so big that the water crested into white caps in the afternoon wind. I remembered a hotel in Aea- puleo where the management made it quite simple for you to combine two holiday pursuits. The swimming pool was really a swim- in cocktail lounge. One end of the pool had been converted into a cement bar, with immersed bar stools. You could ask for a little more water, please, without ever leaving the water. Also in Mexico there is a hotel Ewinmiing pool which is covered daily with a blanket of gardenias. Just before he went off the diving board, I remembered a Hollywood character saying: "This is like jumping into a sea of $10 corsages." Then there was the back yard wimming pool of the late MGM art director Cedric Gibbons. It looked like a set from an old Dorothy Lamour movie, complete with lava rock slides, a waterfall and a little island on which a small palm tree grew. From Errol Fljmn's playboy days in the '30s I remembered the swimming pool at his Hollywood hilltop home which provided so many headlines. In some European resorts, hotels have roof-top swimming pools. Basement bars with under- THE ALMANAC Today is Friday, June 28, the 179th day of 1963 with 186 to follow. The moon is in its first quarter. The morning stars are Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. •The evening star is Jlars. Those bom today include American composer Richard Rodgers, in 1902. On this day in historj': In 1902, the United States bought the uncompleted Panama Canal from France. In 1914. the spark that fired World War I was ignited when a Serbian fanatic assassinated the archduke of Austria-Hungary. In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I. In 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur announced the reconquest of Luzon in the Philippines. A thought for the day—French poet, Charles Baudelaire wrote: "To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the one important thing." wmmm l^?clwcked:r^blci'r^f| ^- Jok^ Tins Unas water windows looking into the swimming pool have become popular around the world. In Europe, where the bikini covers so little, the viewing is fascinating. But for a good, old-fashioned hot soaking in soapy luxurious solitude there's nothing like a big Japanese bathtub. If you know how to swim, that is. Japanese buy Soviet scrap iron TOKYO (UPI) - The Yomiuri newspaper said today the Soviet Union has contracted its first postwar sale of scrap iron to Japan, undercutting American prices by $2-S3 per ton. The newspaper said the firm of Tokyo Boeki Ltd. has agreed to purchase 30,000 tons of scrap from the Soviets at $39 per ton and that the Russians were sounding out Japanese traders on the possibility of selling them as much as 600,000 tons next year. You'll Find a Ready Market Thru Fast-Acting Facts QassiBed Ads TELEVISION IN REVIEW By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — In April of last year, we suggested that Tennessee Enue Ford broadcasting from San Francisco was like iMarjorie Main dating Gary Grant. Thus far, Barlett's book of "Familiar Quotations" has shown no inclination to include this observation, which was arrived at the day after the debut of Ford's daily daytime half-hour show on ABC-TV. Nevertheless, now more than a year later, the pairing seems stranger than ever; but like many another West Coast marriage, it has lasted longer than expected, and even seems to be blossoming after a near-cancellation. As has been well-publicized, the reason Ford broadcasts from San Francisco is that he moved into a home near there, away from Hollj-wood. hoping to avoid work and enjoy the loot he had accumulated--but ABC wanted him so badly it agreed to let him do a show in utter convenience. We looked in Thursday on Ernie, having heard that he actually transported himself to Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Mountains near the Nevada-California border, there to originate his program tliis week. And sure enough, there he was. with his troupe, in front of a big audience at Harrah's Qub. And sure enough, he wasn't working too hard, as usual Fat .Tack Leonard once said i that Frank Sinatra "is the only performer in the business who lays off while he's working." Make room for Ernie. He not only doesn't want to work hard, he doesn't. He just sits around oo the ABC television network for a half hour a day, singing a little, talking a little, and be does it so easily that Perry Como seems nerve-wracking in retrospect Ernie has learned the secret, whatever it is—probably that he couldn't care less about ratings or executives or sponsors, and doesn't need any of them to live a comfortable life. And therefore, of course, he defeats them all. A pro he is. and there is no question that, in capability, he is the master of dajtime's informal television broadcasting the way .Arthur Godfrey is to that of radio. He is not aggressively and overbearingly folksy the way An LinkleUer is. If you like him, fine. If not, fine too. He won't lose any sleep. The commercials are just another target for his couldn't-care-less spoofing. The Channel Swim: The July 2! debut of CBS-TVs summer "Vacation Playhouse" stars Ginger Rogers in a dual role as twin sisters involved romantically with a playboy; Charlie Ruggles is featured. Vincent (Ben Casey) Edwards isn't so sure he wants to do the Thanksgiving Day musical special announced for him on NBC-TV: mow there's talk that television's : other top fictional medico, Richard (Dr. Kildare> Chamberlain. ' may be approached to take over. .VBC-TVs smnmer "Report : From..." series, which will offer ' informal visits to some of the ! world's leading cities, bows in i with a half-hour "Report From j Tokyo" July 9. focusing on Japanese teen-agers and preparations for the 1964 OI>Tripics...Trend of the times: .-X new Saturday children's series on NBC-TV in the ! fall. "Fireball XI5." is a sdence- I fiction show about a rocket ship, ! featuring animated puppets. i CODE OF CONDUCT I BUXTON. England (UPP - A new town hall office code of ! conduct published Thursday in- jstructs employes "never under- jtake interviews in shirt-sleeves, : pullovers, raincoats. Overcoats or i duffle coats." SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S NEWEST THEME PARK ONE MILE HIGH IN THE SAN BERNARDINO MOUNTAINS HIGHWAY 30 - 2 MILES WEST OF RUNNING SPRINGS. CALIF. A II YOUR FAMILY FUNLAND ... Celebrate the Fourth and our "Grand Opening" with us at the newest and finest family fun- park In Southern California, the Enchanted Forest. Located one mile high in the mountains with a million dollar view of the San Bernardino Valley is a glimpse into Medieval history. As though torn from the pages of some ancient fairytale book, modern magic has recreated this fabulous fan- tasyland with its authentic sixteenth century Whimsy Castle and Mysterious Caverns. The kiddies will thrill with fun on the new and different "Trolls' Mine" Dark Ride, the Swan Ride on Swan Lake, Enchanted Dragon, Trolls' Express, "Lady Bug" Ride, Pirate's Cruise, Pony Ride, Topsy Turvy House, Humming Bird Ride, while the toddlers enjoy "Elvesviile" Kiddieland... Robin Hood will bring you the world-famous trick archery show "Bow Magic"... or try your own skills with a bow and arrow... good food and refreshments await you at the "Gnome's Pantry", the Gingerbread House, Mexican Hacienda, and "Snow White's" Snack Bar or bring your own for a most enjoyable picnic in the large barbecue and picnic area. Join in with the family for some Roller Skating on the unusual outdoor rink In the Glen right next to the outdoor Dance Pavilion. Be sure to bring your camera for pictures of exciting beauty and lasting memories. OPEN EVERY DAY Weekends and Holidays 10 a.m. 'til 9 p.m. Weekdays 10 a.m. 'til 6 p.m. ADMISSION ADULTS 75 CHILDREN & STUDENTS 50 UNDER 5 YEARS FREE! THIS COUPON AND 50c GOOD FOR ONE ADULT ADMISSION TO FOUR BIG DAYS OF FUN! FOR YOUR DANCING AND LISTENING PLEASURES: JAY BIRD, POPULAR D-J AND TV PERSONALITY FROM KAVR, APPLE VALLEY ON JULY 4th ONLY! SPECIAL TEENAGE HOP MAD SHOW THREE BIG DAYS... JULY5th, 6th, 7th! THE BIG K-MEN HOP WITH BILL WATSON, CHUCK CLEMANS, BRIAN LORD AND THE DEL RAYS FOR DANCING. From Sqn Bernardino Take Highway 30 City Creek Road to Enchanted Forest. UKE ARROWHEAD j. JULY 4, 5, 6 and 7, 1963 vjj-d^NCHANTED ^ FOREST • REDLANDS RIVERSIDE

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