Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on July 5, 1963 · Page 4
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Redlands, California
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Friday, July 5, 1963
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4 ^ Friday, July 5, 1963 Redlands Daily Facts Old Fashioned Fourth Large crowd thrilled with holiday events in Sylvan nark flie thrill of an Old Fashioned Fourth of July was recaptured in Sylvan Park yesterday when an estimated 10,000 persons took part in the city's all-day celebration. By late afternoon hundreds of families had gathered in the park. The Evening Kiwanis Club's barbeque was sold out, most service club booths were sold out, Sylvan Plunge was packed to the limit and all picnic areas were in full use. No less a success were the Junior Chamber of Commerce sponsored fireworks at the University of Redlands stadium. A near, capacity audience oohed and; a-ahed at each brilliant burst. This year's special Independence Day festivities were staged as another of the city's 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee p r o- grams. The "Old Fashioned Fourth" featured kids' games highlighted by a lemon pie eating contest and a watermelon eating contest, a small midway where celebrants purchased a variety of refreshments and novelties, the bandstand entertainment, a July 4th speaker, the barbeque and t h e fireworks. Reaches Peak The celebration reached its peak about 4 p.m. when an esti­ mated 4,500 persons were in the park area. Large crowds sat in folding chairs or on the lawn around the bandstand to hear the Harris Nel son family, the Harmonica Mad caps, the 15th Air Force Band and a local combo called the Mark V DLvieJand Dandies. America's strength as a free nation was affirmed in an inspi rational address delivered by Stary Gange, nationally known speaker and special consultant to the Southern California Gas Company. City Councilman Robert Wagner ser\'ed as master of ceremonies for both the program in the park and at the UR stadium. Old Fashioned The "Old Fashioned" flavor was sharpened by members of the Zonta Club who dressed in early 1300 attire. A variety of July 4th novelties were sold at the Zontas' booth. Other booths were operated by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Knights of the Roundtable, the venture Club and Navy Mothers, the Optimists, the Sorop- timists, the Lions, and the Business and Professional Women's Club. At 6 p.m. the Evening Kiwanis Club stopped selling tickets to its *Hrtcque. Mm ftan 3,000 per' sons went through the serving lines. Many persons \vho waited until late evening were too late. Plunge Full Sylvan Plunge also had heavy use yesterday as the temperature climbed into the 90's. Swimming pool manager Bob Chambers reported that by 2:30 p.m. some 450 to 500 persons were inside the plunge. After that time, persons were allowed in only when someone else left the pool. Perfect Night A calm, dear night served as a perfect setting for the fireworks program at the UR stadium. The pjTotechnic show, the first in Redlands in two years, was delayed for about a half hour when Redlands firemen on standby at flie stadium rushed off to a brush fire on Sierra Vista drive. But the colorful JIacPherson Highlanders band and Scottish dancers continued their performance until the fire fighters returned. The show featured spectacular ground devices which evoked both laughter and a chorus of oohs and ahs from the estimated 5,000 persons in attendance. Brilliant aerial bursts, seen by hilltop audiences for miles around, also pleased the crowd. CHP onnounces transfers of patrolmen Thre new officers have been assigned to the San Ber- nardmo area office of the California Highway Patrol and three others have been transferred from San Bernardino to new assignments, according to Capt. R. h. Gollings, local commander. Officers bemg transferred are R. J. Gray to Concord, T. E. Knox to Indio and R. E. Koening to Yuba City. The new patrolmen, all graduates of the Highway Patrol academy class which concluded June 28, are Da\ad E. Baker, Riverside; Lorin B. McRae, Ojai and Winifred E. Rutledge of Visalia. Mo/. Cosfe/Zo writes of life in Viet Nam People's Column Beaderf of the Fscti laTlted to srnd their thoughts on qnestlons of PDbUc intcreit tor nse In the People's Colnma. Tlease be brief. The writer's true name and address must accompany each letter tboneh pen names are permitted at the editor's discretion. Prospect Park Proposal Raises Doubts, Suspicions Editor Facts: You e -Kpress wonder that dark doubts cloud the Prospect Park issue. Perhaps the feelings of one member of the Raised Eyebrow faction will cast a glimmer of light into the murk. I came to Redlands a small child. Smiley Heights held arms wide to the world. "Come one, come all," it urged hospitably, "and rev^ in beauty." Everybody did. Young and old alike rode the little street-car to the end of Cedar and strolled enchantedly through fairyland. It was a sad day for Redlands when this charming pastime faded into the mists of time. Sylvan Park was lovely too. Smaller and more compact than now, it was a gem of flowers, babbling Zanja, twin fishponds with a dainb' bridge between and Wide vistas of cool green lawn. In Library Park the band played evening concerts. Prospect Park? This Dr. Jek>'l and Mr. Hyde of a rich man's estate remained disdainfully aloof. AH through the years it has turned • 123 Cojoa StTMt • ft. 3-X33I 2 P.M. Daily Wed.-Sun. Men. & Tues. Cont. 7 P.M. Janet Leigh — Ann Margret "BYE BYE BIRDIE" Great Entertainment AUe — Glenn Ford In "LOVE IS A BALL" Both Features In Color Personal observations of the Viet -Nam area wiiere he is currently stationed were related in a recent letter written by Major Ray Costello, formerly of Redlands, to his mother, Mrs. JIargaret A Costello, 118 West Fern avenue Major Costello, a graduate of Redlands High school, is a staff operations officer with the airlift phase of the current activity in Saigon. "This part of the world is awakening to this age of national independence and destiny and it behooves us to show them the way if we can", Major Costello wrote. "The people are not yet conscious of the power of the individual and his vote. "It will come in time, but they have not been out from under the French for long enough to develop this political consciousness." He tells of his fondness for the people, referring to them as a happy, gentle, and extremely friendly. Most speak Vietnamese, Chinese, French or English, with English now a mandatory subject in grade schools. Major Costello says he has learned enough Chinese to "get by" and notes that the people respond wholeheartedly to someone who attempts to speak their own language. Higher education is "woefully lacking", the writer reports, although he goes on to say that efforts are undenvay to develop their higher schools. "American aid, of course, is the main bolster to their economy and war effort", he remarks. This allows the country to channel its own funds into items needed to raise living standards. Major Costello describes Saigon as "the heart of the Viet Nam war". Ton Son Nhut airfield, where the officer works, is a 'Bustling international cross- a cold shoulder to common folk. Now, somewhat down-at-the-heels, an ominous tangle of shaggy trees, vines and underbrush, it dons a smiling face and holds out candy. Whyl I, along with thousands of Red- landers who won't put their repugnance into words, am suspicious. Is it only pretending to like us, and all the time planning to EAT US UP? For a dozen reasons I am filled with doubt (For one. how can we police a jungle — with uniformed Tarzans swinging from tree to tree?) For me, it presents a wonderful setting for a horror movie. By no stretch of imagination can I picture it as a public park. Rebecca Burris, Braemar Apartments. CHOICE EASTERN BEEF COMPLETE DINNERS Broiled Filet Mignon $2.95 Broiled Top Sirloin Steak 52.95 Broiled N.Y. Cut $3 -25 Prime Rib 53 .25 Lobster Tail -52.95 roads". The atmosphere is charged with the tensions and pressures created by an unseen but consciously present enemy with the Viet Cong everywhere, yet nowhere. "Here one finds no drawn battle lines, no areas one can regard as completely safe or completely dangerous". The main problem for the former Southern Californian is the weather. "Insufferable heat" is the way he reacts to the temperature which he says ranges from 90 to 110 degrees with about 98 percent humidity at all times. Larson assumes presidency of Optimists Swen F. Larson officially took office this week as 1963-64 president of the Redlands Optimist club, following installation ceremonies last weekend at the El Rivino Country club. Installed with him for the coming year were C, Vincent Figgins, first vice- president; William J. Hiltgen, second vice president; HaroldL. Pahl, secretary-treasurer, and Jack B. Bray, sergeant at arms. And Mr. Figgins, who was in charge of the youth activities committee this past year, was also presented the "Optimist of the Year" award by outgoing president Elmer Parks. Installed for one-year terms on the board of directors were Mr. Hiltgen, Gene Hinkle, Jlr. Larson, Dr. Ellsworth Miller, Dr. Richard Moorehouse and John Straker. Those installed for two-year terms were Lloyd Beal, Warren Elliott, Jim Eselin, Mr. Figgins. Tom Gould and Ray Roheim. Wives were guests of the membership at the installation party which included dancing alter the dinner. The Optimist club e.xpends virtually all its energies in various activities for both boys and girls, including Baseball for Boys, elementary and junior high swim and track meets and the regular tennis instruction program during the school year. The club also sponsors the Footlighters. CONTINUOUS SHOW 9 P. M. to 2 A. M. • COCKTAILS • 3719 7th St. RIVERSIDE OV 3-7900 r PACIFIC DRIVE-IN THEATRES ^ SHOW AT DUSK - - ALL DRIVE INS BASELINE DRIVE-IN CREST THEATRE 5th & "E" Sts. San Bdno. Cent. 12:30 - TU 8-4247 * NOW PLAYING BOTH THEATRES • Jerry Lewis Stella Stevens "NUTTY PROFESSOR" - Both Color Co-Hitl - Mark Forest - "SON OF SAMSON" NOW TRI-CITY Reek Hudson — In Color "GATHERING OF EAGLES" Audio Murphy-"SHOWDOWN" TRI-CITY DRIVE-IN .^frw, Ex.1 '-L r-.. ^r. - - • NOW TRI-CITY Reek Hudson — In Color "GATHERING OF EAGLES" Audio Murphy-"SHOWDOWN" JACK MADDOX Because it is impossible to see ail of my friends and past customers personally, I am using this method to invite them in to see me and say hello at GARNER FORD, in San Bernardino. If you are in the market for a new Ford I would consider it a privilege to assist you in any way possible to choose the proper car and equipment to serve you best. I can be reached at Gamer Ford, TU 5-3861 or at my residence in Redlaiids. Ph.: 792-1138. (adv.) THE WINNER - The grand prize trophy for most first places won in the Boy Scout sponsored kids' contest in Sylvan Park on July 4th went fo Don Park who receives the trophy from Groyback Council Scout Executive Bob Nicholson. Four blue ribbons are pinned across the youngster's chest. (Daily Facts photo) Water company in new reservoir application The public hearing by the Coun ty Planning commission on an application for a new one million gallon reservoir for Western Heights Water company was cancelled Wednesday when the company withdrew the application. But the hearing will be rescheduled on July 18 based on a new application from the company, fof a slightly different location, a company spokesman reported. The new site will be contiguous to the location of the company's two other reservoirs al ready located in the area. It will be approximately 142 feet north of Sunset drive and about •240 feet from Sunset lane. •; Other than the change of location, the company spokesman said plans are unchanged. It will still be a covered reservoir of one million gallons capacity which is designed to provide domestic water to new homes in the area and to provide added water storage for emergency firefighting purposes. The two existing tank-type reservoirs have a combined storage capacity of only 310,000 gallons. For Results Use Facts Classified Ads KINO WORD NEW YORK (UPI) - Tax Foundation, which spends most of its time complaining about rising taxes, has taken time out to explain that much of the rise in state and local debt is legitimate and inevitable, the result of leaping population growth. Downey firm to design 59-home development L. C. Major 1- Associates, Downey, reportedly the nation's largest community coordinators and home designers, has been named to plan and design a $2,200,1)00, 59-home project in Redlands, it was announced today by builders C. P. Middlebrook and J. K. Anderson, Anaheim. Major will provide home design, working drawings, renderings, color coordination, model home landscaping and sales office layout, they added. To be called "President Homes," the development will be located east of Country Club drive and along Fairway drive, extended. This was originally a portion of the 315 acres which Walker Smith Jr. purchased from the University of Redlands in December, 1961. Mr. Smith and his development Arm, Nine Points Inc., disposed of this particular portion seme tune ago. President Homes, priced from $32,650 to $37,200, will have all four - bedroom residences, with either two or three bathrooms, said Major. To be offered in a choice of three floor plans — one single level, one tri-level and one two- story — the houses will have from 2,088 to 2,535 square feet of living space. There will be 12 exterior elevations. Home features will include: family room, recreation room. Bicyclist hurt in crash with car Phillip Lee Homer, 10, of 1549 Lassen street was taken to Norton Air Force Base Hospital following an auto-bicycle collision at 7:15 a.m. yesterday. Homer had a possible bruise on his left leg according to a police report. He was riding his bike eastbound out of a private driveway when he collided with an automobile driven by Jack M. Bumstead, 1572 Lassen street, according to police. Bumstead was southbound on Lassen. The accident scene was some 459 feet south of the intersection of San Bernardino avenue and Lassen street. master bedroom with adjoining dressing room, fireplace, and slate entryways. Construction on the Redlands project is due to get underway July 22. FOR SALE OR TRADE Large modem mountain homo in Big Bear City for 2 or 3 bedroom home in Redlands or Riverside. Write 0. M, Fossum, Apt. 20 66SS School Circle Drivo Riversido GORDON A. BLUNDEN, PRESIDENT, PROVIDENT FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION We're Growing...Who's Interested Besides Mef^ S.hoiild the rapid growth of Provident Federal Savings be of interest to you personally? We honestly believe it should ... for several reasons. First of all, our growth is a real reflection of the Inland Empire's expanding vigor and vitality. And this economic growth is of personal concern to every responsible member of the community. Secondly: We have grown because thousands of your friends and neighbors have entrusted their savings to our care. We, in turn, use that money to finance selected building development in the community. So your savings account at Provident Federal has actually contributed directly to the expansion and prosperity of the community. This is Provident Federal's new. modern, three-story building in Riverside's Magnolia Center. In addition, our growth and proven sound management permit us to pay our savers a consistently high rate of in- ter-ist. Our current annual rate on Insured savings of 4.8 is a good indication. If you haven't, as yet, opened your insured savings accoimt at PROVIDENT FEDERAL, come in right away. Become an active part of this progress and growth which we share with the community. And, while you're doing it, discover how fast your savings can grow at PROVIDENT FEDERAL SAVINGS. Accounts are fully insured to $10,000 by an agency of the U.S. Government. Accoimts opened by the 10th of the month earn from the 1st PROVIDENT FEDERAL 48^ SiWINGS '^^^ ASSOCIATION Current Annual Raf 9 Paid Quarter^ Redlands Office: State &. Orange Streets, PYramid 3-2992 • NEW HEAD OFFICEs 3756 Central Ave,, Riverside, OVeriand 6-6060 Downtown Riverside Office: 3643 Eighth Street, overland 6-6060 Gordon A. Bkmden, President FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, ALL PROVIDENT FEDERAL OFFICES WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY, JULY 6, FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 12 NOON

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