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Page 12 REDUNDS, CALIFORNIA JULY 8, 1963 Historians, too, cement the cultural bricks of Redlands One of the ways to measure a town is to ask this question: ^. "What evidence can be found that the citizens hold it in high enough esteem to do anything special about it?" The most evident tokens of esteem for Redlands are the visible monuments. They include Smiley Library and Smiley Park, the Lincoln Shrine, the Pro- sellis and others. Another measure is found in the Community Music Association which commands the loyalty of scores of devoted workers, and is an everlasting responsibility of our people. Another form which the token of esteem may take is a book about Redlands. This requires a tremendous amount of personal effort for which no financial reward can be anticipated. The voluntai-y historian undertakes his self-assigned task only in expectation of contributing something of lasting value to the culture of the city. By this measure, Redlands stands tall, for the city has inspired the writing and' publication of books over a long span of years. The latest of these, of course, is ONLY ONE REDLANDS by Dr. LauT- ence E. Nelson, published on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Community Music Association and the Diamond Jubilee of the City. With a fresh book is bound to come fresh interest in the builders, the traditions, the values of the commvmity. Dr. Nelson's book comes from the press at a time when we have more new residents to integrate into Redlands than ever before. Many are eager to leam why this city has a particular charm, a proud spirit, a loyal citizenry. The Diamond Jubilee puts them in a receptive spirit. Many are also asking how the Redlands values can be presei-ved — if they can be preserved — as the Orange County and Los Angeles subdividers cast our town, more and more, in the image of Anaheim, a veritable sea of look-alike housing. If the amenities that have marked Redlands as a city apart are to endure, the modern-day citizen must be fully aware of his heritage. He must fully realize that he has been the beneficiary of those who regarded tlie city as a bequest to the citizens of tomorrow. Dr. Nelson's history shows how much we owe to those who have built the city we love. It raises the question: "What are we, in turn, going to bequeath to our diildi^n, and our children's childi-en?" Late by law Our city, school and county budget-makere are bedeviled by the antiquated ta.\-assessment calendar of California. Here it is, the second week in July, and the 196364 fiscal year is already under way. We are in the period for which the next set of budgets is being prepared. Checks are being disbursed for "Fiscal '64" expenditures. However, it is impossible to make any final budget at this time because the tax-assessment picture is incomplete. The data so far available covers private property which is not owned by the utility companies. This is valued for tax purposes by County Assessor John Bevis and reported to the Board of Supervisors on July 1. The assessment of utility property is done by the staff of the State Board of Equalization. These figures are very substantial in our county since they include such companies as Edison and Calelectric; Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and Santa Fe; Southern California Gas; California Water and Telephone; the gas transmission lines, such as PG & E. These utility assessment figures do not become available until about the third week in August. Since it takes a bit of time to digest this information and act on it, budgets can't be finalized until about the end of August Our officials will then adopt budgets for a 12-month period of which only 10 months remain. In private life we might draw this parallel. A new year requiring a new calendar, you go to your stationery store on January 3, 1964. "I'm sorrj'," the clerk explains, "but we won't have our calendars until March." The calendar illustration, of course, is preposterous. And so is the tax-assessment calendar of California. No one ever gives a sensible explanation of why tax assessing can not be completed by the state by July 1, just as the county assessor complete his job. Or doesn't anyone really care about the Alice-in- Wonderland way we manage local taxation? The Newsreel A panel of sdentists calls for a super atom smash er, costing $12,000,000,000. It would be a 2-way device to smash the atom and obliterate the budget The informed citizen tries to keep up vnth the news, but crises are like buses; if you miss one another will be along. A survey indicates that people with fallout shelters tend to be more militaristic than others, just as the man with an umbrella is likely to be more pro-rain. Two penitentiary residents in Kansas, requesting their last meal, asked for fried okra. If we wanted it at any meal at all, it would just about have to be our last one. The office bachelor sal's, sadly, that he guesses g^ls don't like him because he doesn't know any military secrets. Half the time, when you look at television, all you see is dotbes being washed. So why not eliminate the middleman. Go down to the basement and look directly into the little window on the washer. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Meorc A recent letter to the Facts not- willistanding, Pnwpect hill is not fairly pictured as Snob Hill. On the contrary, the Englands who developed it welcomed the world at their door. The classic tourist drive over the Redlands Heights went through Smiley Heights, through the Burrage estate (for a time) and through Prospect Park. President McKinley saw the beauty of our valley and mountains from Prospect Park. So did Theodore Roosevelt. Thousands upon thousands also shared this scenic tour. It is true that at times the Eng lands, as the Smileys, threatened to close their private park to the pubUc. A man's irritation is understandable when he imports a plant from South America for S700, puts it in the ground, and soon finds that a thief has made off with it. It is also true that a fatal accident in the park gave the owner cause to wonder about liability. But still, the park remained open, and except for the need of keeping out vandals, and those who would use it for a beer-can dump, it has been operated with public tolerance throughout the years. The open-gate policy on Prospect Hill was no mere matter of noblesse oblige. The Englands came dottn off the hUl. Like the Smileys they were Quakers. Like the Smileys they felt that Redlands had enough churches without starting another. The Englands affiUated with the Baptists, the elder one becoming chairman of the board. There were "parking lot" needs in those days, too and the hitching yard by the church was an England gift. In spite of poor health the younger Jlr. England took part in tlie activities of the Redlands Board of Trade — the Chamber of Commerce of that day. Dr. LattTence E. Nelson, in reading newspaper files in preparation for writing ONLY ONE REDL.-VNDS. ran across incidents which he considers to have been in the same sharing spirit which characterized the private park owners. One was the local citizen who grew a patch of watermelons without a fence. Moreover, there was a shade tree in the comer, and a knife on a chain. You were not only welcome to "swipe" a melon. You could eat it right there. Of similar mind was the Green Thumber on east Central avenue who planted tomato vines along the curb in front of his house. WTien the tomatoes were ripe he put a big salt shaker out by the vines for the convenience of whoever came along and picked. "Some people like tomatoes that way," he explained, when asked about the salt. Day by day we have been inspecting our mail to see when a ZIP number would first appear. Nominally the starting day for these additions to your postal address was Monday, July 1. The first we received came on Saturday and there were two: Redlands Public Schools, Post Office Box 279, Redlands, California, 92374. Division of Forestry, P. 0. Box 309. San Bernardino, California, 92402. And how are you doing? One Minute Pulpit Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. — Ephesians 5:11. He who commits a wrong will himself inevitably see the wit- ing on the wall, though the world may not count him guilty. — Martin Tupper. HANGS SELF IN CELL LUCCA, Italy (UPI) — Former provincial chief Dr. Giovanni Sa- vinetti, 36, hanged himself with his belt Friday in the cell where he was awaiting trial on drug addiction charges, police reported. Savinetti had served as the prosecution expert in the 1961 trial which led to the conviction of U.S. jazz trumpeter Chet Baker on narcotics charges. "Now Here's One That REALLY Packs a Punch!' Kennedy facing staggering test Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: - 8:30. Chan. 7. "Your Funny, Funny Films". New show debuts tonight. A look at humorous home movies submitted by non-professional photographers. 3:00 — Chan. 5. Special of the Week. "Newport Jazz Festival". Film of the 1962 concert with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Joe Williams. 10:00 — Chan. 4. "Hiroshima". Reunion of the bomber group that dropped the atom bombs during Worid War II. (Repeat) 10:30 — Chan. 9. "1 V.'as Monty's Double". British movie (1959) tells true account of how Nazis were deceived. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 105, lowest 58. Earl G. V.'ilmer, now involved in an oil exploration project near Needles, submits resignation from Redlands high school and elemen- tar>' boards of which he was president for three years. City's property assessment role jumps $1.5 million to $27,900,000 according to County Assessor Harold Baker. Group of 23 rookies slated to report to L. A. Ram summer training camp at the UR on July 24 to launch 1958 season. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 93, lowest 62. Miss Frances Willis expected to be appointed the first U. S. Ambassador to Switzerland, authoritative sources report. Disposal rates in the city upped 20 per cent to 90 cents per month by action of the City Council. Thousands attend Bowl production of "A Midsummer Nights Dream" to create overflow crowds. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 94, lowest 54. Construction of a $500,000 resort- type apartment hotel planned on the site of Greene's Mansion at Crown and Serpentine as developers win variance from Planning commission. Paul Schaefer to be installed as noble grand and Frank Eichenberg as vice grand of the Redlands lOOF lodge. Organizatitm meeting of new navy air reserve unit to be held at Orange Show grounds with H. Bolen Davis and Robert Scholton in charge. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. MONDAY NIGHT 4—Scouting Report 4:55— 7—American News 7—Movie 5:00— 2—Movie 11—Move—Adventure 5—Popeye's Pier 5 Club 13-FeUx the Cat 7—Love That Bob 9:45— 4-All-Star BasebaU 9—Engineer Bill 9:50—13—News 11—Broken Arrow—Western 10:00- 2—McCoys 13—Thaxton's Hop 4-Price Is Right (C) 5:30— 7—Bat Masterson 5—Movie 11—Casper 9—Movie 5:40— 4—Believe it or Not 11—Ben Hunter 5:45— 4—Curt Massey 13—Robin Hood 5:50—13—.\ews 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 6:00- 4, 7-News 4—Concentration 5-Whir!ybirds 13-West Point 9—Science Fiction Theater 11:00— 2—Love of Life 11—Mickey Mouse Club 4—First Impression (C) 13—Ann Sothem 7—December Bride 6:15— 4—Commentary (C) 13—Waterfront 6:30— 2, 4—News 11:25— 2-News 5—Peter Gunn 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 9—Our Miss Brooks 4—Truth or Consequences 13—Cartoons (C) 7—Seven Keys 6:45— 4, 11—News 9—Spectrum 7:00— 4—Golden Voyage (C) 11—Lunch Brigade 5—News 13—Play Bingo 7—Tombstone Territory 11:45— 2—Guiding Light 9—People Are Funny 5-Medic 11—Quick Draw McGraw 11:55— 4—News 13-Holiday (C) 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 7:30-2-To TeU the Truth 4-People Will Talk (C) 4—Movie 7—Ernie Ford 5—Thin Man 9—Women On The Move 7—Dakotas 13—Assignment Under 9—Sugarfoot Water 11—Checkmate 12:20- S-Trouble With Father 13—WUd Cargo (C) 12:25—4—News 8:00- 2-rve Got A Secret 12:30— 2—As the World Turns 5-Beat the Odds 4—Doctors 13-Adventure Theater 7—Father Knows Best 8:30- 2-LucUle BaU 9—Mr. District Attorney 5—Zoom 11—Maryann Maurer 7—Rifleman 13-Mike Wallace 9—Movie 12:50—13—Moments To Remember n-M Squad 1:00— 2—Password 13-Movie 4—To Be Announced 9:00— 2—Danny Thomas 5—Datelme Europe 5-Special of the Week 7—General Hospital 7—Stoney Burke 9—Cartoonsville 11—Parole-Documentary 11—Movie 9:30— 2—Andy Griffith 13—Felix the Cat 4—Art Linkletter 1:30— 2—House Party 11—Highway Patrol Police 4—You Don't Say! (C) 10:00— 2—Password 7-Gu:I Talk 4—Brinkley's Journal 13-Movie 5—Cain's Hundred 1:45— 9—Now Listen, Lady 7—Ben Casey 2:00— 2—To Tell the Truth 11, 13—News 4—Match Game BERRY'S WORLD 10:20- 9-News 10:30- 2-Stump the Stars 4—Survey '63 (C) 9—Movie 11—Paul Coates 13—Country Music 11:00-2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—Tom Duggan 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (C) 5—Steve Allen 11:30- 2-Kovie 7—Movie TUESDAY DAYTIME 11—Jack La Lanne—Excej-- cise 9:00- 2—Calendar 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan 11—Jack LaLanne 13-Yoga for Health 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 7—Day in Court 9—Movie 2:10— 5—Movie 2:23— 2, 4, 7—News 2:30-2-Edge of Night 4—Make Room for Daddy 7—Jane Wyman 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—Queen for Day 13-Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—Millionaire 4—Movie 7—Who do you trust? 3:45— 9—News 11—Passing parade 4:00— 2—Mr. Adams and Eve 5—Bozo's Circus 7—Amer. Bandstand 9—Uncle Johnny 11—Chucko the Clown 4:30- 2—Life of Riley 5—Walker Edmiston 7—Discovery '63 11—Circus Boy By William S. White To say, as so many are saying so very often, that this is going to be a long, hot summer in Washington is to make the understatement of two years and six months — the length, that is, of John F. Kennedy's Presidency to date. The President has returned from his European trip to face tests of his national and world leadership which are staggering in their complexity and sadly thin in any real hope for favorable solutions. At home. Congress is ah-eady months behind in its ordinary work as it — and the President — opens a struggle over civil rights legislation of unguessable duration and, but for one point, of unknowable outcome. The single certainty is that all the energies and talents of this headquarters of the free world are to be endlessly taken up by this matter alone at precisely the time when affairs in Allied Europe are in an appalling mess. (For this mess we are not to blame. Kennedy is not to blame, Eisenhower is not to blame, but only the Europeans themselves. All the same we must face it, meantime putting aside, if we can, our curious national inclination to assume that if anything goes wrong anywhere in the world the fault must necessarily lie within ourselves.) Summer in Washington traditionally is a time of low-keyed effort, of long week ends, of the departure to shore and mountain from time to time of nearly all the indispensable leaders and pohti- cians. The society wTiters habitually refer to this as the season when "everybody who is anybody" is somewhere else; though this, of course, has always been just a bit extreme. This summer, however, "everybody who is anybody" at all — and tliis means everybody, literally — will in truth be right here on the Potomac, or within easy reach of the steamy problems which so beset a city never notable for their absence. For Mr. Kennedy's mission to Europe — and putting aside further comment on the untimely di- vjsiveness of the racial issue now unfolding — has disclosed to the fullest public view the gravest disarray in the Western front against international communism. Some who had argued in the first place against this Presidential journey are now pointing to this fact of disarray as vindication of theu- objections. To this observer it seems that the plain facts of the situation far more truly establish, instead, the utter necessity of the trip — and strongly suggest that the only thing wrong about it was that it was not made earlier. The point is not that the President found the news to be bad. The point is that it was high time he found out how bad it was. It is hardly sensible to say that Presidential personal diplomacy should be attempted abroad only when all is well there anyhow. This country's one hope to date of resolving the nuclear defense dilemma of the West — our proposed several-nation sea force intended to give our allies some sense of participation in high nuclear strategy — lies in something that looks very much like ruin. President Charles de Gaulle of France is, if possible, more hostile to it than before. Moreover, he now openly challenges the good faith of a country, the United States, which twice before in this century has saved his own. The British are, if possible, more hesitant about it than ever. The net of it is that the whole plan has had publicly to be deferred indefinitely. Too, the free West is now preparing — largely on the insistent appeals of Prime Minister Mac- mUlan of Britain, who is desperately pressed both by scandal and by the ban-the-bombism in England — to go ever farther in its hat - in - hand disarmament approach to the Soviet Union. We seek here a nuclear test halt which becomes demonstrably more illusory day by day. Our position is undeniably being further softened. We are committed in the wrong circumstances and in the wTong way to a search for an agreement with the Russians at the wrong time — at the very moment when there is at least "inconclusive" evidence that the Russians have ahready resumed testing. This, at all events, will be a summer to remember. (CopjTight, 1963, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE WELL CHILD Nursery experiment proves some germs are helpful By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt CORPS I LIGHTER SIDE Congressional discernment "Veil, there goes fourteen imontbs «/ worE o» our 'imaa^l" By DICK WEST United Press Inttmitional WASHINGTON (UPI) — Unless you happen to enjoy lookmg at pretty girls in bathing suits, a Miss Universe news conference is rather a letdown. A group of the participants in this year's Miss Universe contest stopped off here for a visit en route to Miami Beach, where the pageant will be staged later this month. ITiey held a press conference on the shores of a hotel swim- mmg pool, but it turned out to be more visual than wal. Either their time was monopolized by photographers or they were unable to speak English. It was most disappointing because I had been looking fnrward to discussing the Conunon Market with Miss Belgium, obtaining Miss France's views of Gen. De Gaulle's "grand design," hearing Miss Italy's opinion of the new Pope, and so forth. I could, of course, have interviewed Miss England, but only one thing has been happening in England recently and I was reluctant to bring that up. I was afraid one of the chaperones might overhear tis and get the wrong idea. So there was nothing much for a reporter to do but deposit himself on a chaise longue and watch some 20 of the world's most beautiful young women parade around in powder blue swim suits. Pity. Beauty pageants continue to attract large crowds in this country, but actually they do not provide much of a challenge for a veteran girl-watcher. When a bird-watcher has a yen to gaze upon a great racket-tailed drongo or a rufous-browned pepper shrike, he does not go to an aviary. That would be considered unsporting. He goes into the parks or woods to seek out the birds in their The newborn baby infant is practically free from germs, but he makes their acquaintance verj- rapidly. The staphylococcus or pus germ, especially, has long been the bane of hospital nurseries. Elaborate steps are taken in all well-run hospitals to prevent the infant from getting this type of infection. Such infections do, however, occasionally occur, and doctors are ever on the alert to combat them. Now from the Cornell Medical Center comes a new weapon. It is based on the knowledge that all germs are not harmful — not even all staphylococci. The first problem was to find a harmless strain of this organism. Staphylococcus 502A was discovered to be such a strain. When the mvestigators were convinced that tiiis was so they waited until outbreaks of staphylococcus infection in nurseries were reported. In four such outbreaks they tried purposely introducing their harmless strain into the nose and navel of half of the newborn infants. The otlier half received the same routine care but no SoOlA. Of the 108 mfants who were given S502A only 5 picked up the harmful strain (Staphylococcus 80/81). When the rest of the infants who had not been given S 502A were "infected" with this harmless stram the epidemic was quickly brought under control. To better understand why this worked let us assume for the mo- natural habitats. Spotting a red- whiskered bulbul is only fun for a bu:d-watcher when it is accompanied by a case of poison ivy. It is much the same with girl- watchmg. Organized displays of feminine pulchritude takes a great deal of the pleasure out of this ancient pastime by removing the element of chance. Spotting a pretty girl at a beauty contest simply is no accomplishment at all. Some of the best girl-watching grounds in the world can t>e found in Washington. Among the more favorable locations is tiie cafeteria in the House Office Buildujg during the lunch hour. A person wouldn't suspect, judging from some of the legislation they pass, that members of Congress were capable of such discernment in the employment of clerks and stenographers. The Capitol not only offers a stunning variety of girl life m the scores of congressional offices; on many occasions rare and interesting species can be spotted among the flocks of tourists. Or so I'm told. I never notice such things myself. ment that strain 80/81 was a fine quality of blue grass and that strain 502A was crabgrass. Now if you purposely sowed crabgrass seed all over your lawn where the blue grass was just starting to come up, what would you get? A beautiful crop of crabgrass would choke out your blue grass. That is exactly what happened in the nursery. The investigators warned that the usual steps taken to prevent harmful staphylococcic infections must not be relaxed, and they are not yet ready to advocate planting S502A in all infants at buih. Until they know more about it they will use it only to check epidemics. But doctors believe that the day may come whai S502A or some similar strain may be used to give the newborn the protection he needs to ward off harmful sta phylococcic infections and thus fight fire with fire. Q—My 16-month-oId son eats cigarettes every chancs he gets. Why docs he do tiiis? Is something missing from his diet? A—At 16 months a child will put anything that he can get hold of into his mouth. Since eating cigarettes can do him no good and may make him sick why not make a greater effort to keep them out of his reach at all times? .\nd while you're about it, keep aspirin tablets, moth balls and anything else that would harm him out of his reach. These are some of the responsibiUties that you cannot dodge when an mfant's health is at stake. THE ALMANAC Today is Monday, July 8, the 189th day of 1963 with 176 to follow. The moon is approaching the last quarter. The mormng stars are Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Mars. On this day in histoid: In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read publicly for the first time m Philadelphia. In 1822, the English poet Percy Bysshe Sielley drowned in the Gulf of Spezzia, Italy, when his boat capsized. In 1896, William Jennmgs Bryan of Nebraska made his famous "Cross of Gold" speech in Chicago; In 1951, the city of Paris celebrated the 2,000th anniversary of its foundug. A thou^t for the day—English statesman, Benjamin Disraeli, said: "Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth."