Page 12 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA JULY 12, 1963 A test of aviation policy The a\aation policy of San Bernardino County is brought to a test by the proposal of radio station KCAL to erect radio towers in a location considered hazardous by the Redlands Airport Commission. What is that policy? Turn to "Your County Government — July 1963", an official publication of the county. "The County Aviation Director is appointed by the Board of Supervisors," the booklet explains. "The protection of air space and promotion of aviation for the benefit of the general public are the general functions of this Department . . "This office furnishes technical and administrative assistance to all airports located in the County. A Countywide Airport Master Plan is designed to protect vital air facilities by providing proper land use compatible \vith airports." The pending issue directly centers on land use compatible with airports. Those who know the Redlands field best will tell you that what KCAL proposes to do is to ei-ect structure equivalent in air space to a 21 story building, 350 feet wide. The location is such that it would constitute at least a psychological hazard when flying conditions are poor. To grant the raSio station permission to take this action which would be so unfavorable to the development of the Redlands facility could hardly be interpreted as "the protection of ah- space and the promotion of aviation for the benefit of the general public." The official policy of the board is in the best public interest. Let the supervisors now show that they mean to stand by it. Instant affluence Admittedly there is a wide difference between being trained for specific jobs in particular new factories and being given skills in a broad field that may or may not offer quick job opportunities. Nevertheless, it was something of a jolt to read that a 53 million federal-local program of job ti-aining for 20,000 jobless N CTV York youths is looked on skeptically by many of the affected youngsters themselves. Their chief complaint, disclosed in random interviews: They don't care to study or train. They want jobs today. Not just any jobs, but work like operating a crane or bulldozer, which draws high pay. These lads talk, in other words, as if somehow they could miraculously acquire instant skills. They want none of the drudgery of learning, of battling up the ladder. Open the golden door nowl They should talk to some of the men who once had good jobs in West Virginia but lost them. They now di-ive hours to and from training classes, getting a paltry subsistence wage as they prepare for "new jobs" that may or may not materialize in auto repair, woodworking, machine shops and the like. Lots of those who are upgrading their skills in the South are in fact marked for definite jobs in industries movmg in. But the nearly universal testunony of industrialists and economic experts who have observed the South's economic growth is that those workers generally put out effort as if then: lives depend on it. They spend no time grousing about not being ci-ane operators. What has fed the delusions of these New York youngsters, many of them presently unemployable school dropouts, that they can, in effect, join the union and see the world? In the old days we could blame it all on Hollywood movies which catapulted their heroes from bottom to top in half a reel But you don't see these any more even on the late, late show. The explanation today may be deeper and \vider. Our society in many ways encourages people not to wait for anything. There are shortcuts to everything — to maturity, to college diplomas, to home- owning, to success. Many kids at the young end of the teenage scale have material goods that would have thrilled their grandparents at 50. Some who don't have these things "take" them. One must ke^ up. Others sit around waiting for their magic chance of youthful affluence. Some less well off sectors, like parts of West Virginia and the South, have not yet been caught up in the vortex of this "here today and have it tomorrow" mood that afflicts so many places. That may explain why they stiH believe in laying hard labor on the Ime. But even the worst pockets of poverty and joblessness in New York are near by the great displays of modern-day economic riches. And the poor can very quickly pick up from the more fortunate the happy notion — spurred by many parents — that what one sees and likes one should have. In this age of fingertip control, why ^vait? Just touch a button and the world is yours! The Newsreel If all motorists were imiversally courteous, how could anybody ever make a left turn? Every time we see Father of Six he is coming out of a shoe shop or an ice cream store. An informal neighborhood discussion last night centered aroimd whether it makes a person feel warmer to hear the air-conditioner running next door. Tilly worries about this place, context, that politicians are always being quoted out of. To her it sounds like a town on the Connecticut-Texas border. We would inquire whatever happened to the 50-mile hike fad, except for the danger that it might remind somebody to start it up agam. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Winslow S. Lincoln of Redlands, 70, has had a migratory bird's view of North and Central America during the 18 years that he has been flying his own airplanes. He has ranged as far south as Costa Rica, has flovm to the Atlantic seaboard more times than he can quickly count from memory and has now cruised northward almost to the Arctic Circle. This latest flight was taken from June 21 to July 7 with Ralph Sechrest, the Redlands citrus grower and shipper, as his enthusiastic passenger. North through Canada and in Alaska they were part of a flock that included 38 airplanes ilowa by members of the Flying Farmers from 16 states. About a hundred people were on the aerial safari, the second Alaskan outmg for the Farmers. In California, airmen commonly fly from one radio navigational beacon to the next. But in the Far North, the pilots of light aircraft follow the Alcan highway. "You are obliged to stay within three miles of the road for safety's sake because there are no habitations back of that strip," Mr. Lincoln explains. "Furthermore, the highway was designed not only for automobiles but also for airplane landings. If you need to come down for any reason whatsoever, you land on the road. It is wide enough to accommodate the wheels (the tread on my plane is 8 feet) and the brush is cut back at the sides for the wings. "This may not sound reasonable douTi here, but a pilot can see if there are cars on the road. The most Ralph ever observed at one moment was five." If it had been necessary for Mr. Lincoln to put his 4-place, Cessna Skylane down on the road, it surely wouldn't have bothered him. He calculates that he has landed at nearly 500 different places, ranging from farmers' fields to vast airports. "Home" for his Cessna is his private, unpaved airstrip by Yucaipa boulevard at the foot of Katzung Hill. His flying cronies call it "Yucaipa International". Near the British Columbia-Y'u- ton border, they began to fly over muskeg. In those vast swamps they saw moose after moose, usually two animals in a single pond. At one moment Ralph, as official observer, reported that he could see 12. If you think Redlands has street paving problems, you ought to visit Fairbanks. "You never know how deep the perma-frost will go so they have to start building a street si.x feet below the finished level of the macadam," Mr. Winslow says. "The gravel layers are mechanically tamped — not rolled — a tremendous task." Of course. In summer they have plenty of daylight for construction operations. "The sun only sets for a couple of hours and it sure is a crazy life. We never could make out what the pattern of sleeping and waking was." As an airman. Mr. Lincoln was spellbound by Anchorage. That's the refuelling point for the numerous airlines that fly north from Europe to the Orient, and what a cosmopolitan crowd you do find at the terminal building. "On my radio I picked up the pilot of a Japanese jet as he was leaving Anchorage. His English was such that he had to repeat his message to the tower four times. All I could get was his estimated time of arrival at Copenhagen." The Alaskans, he found, take to airplanes as weekending Redland- ers take to motor boats. A fifth of all the float planes in the world are concentrated at that spot and it takes a tower to keep the traffic unsnarled. Of the farmers in the famed Ma- tanuska valley near Anchorage Jlr. Lincoln snaps; "They haven't a chance." A big chain store can ship milk in from Seattle for 30 per cent less than the Alaska Washington Window American way not meeting challenge ^CbMCERTTHAT 60T RAINED OUf Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 100, lowest 64. Cooling breezes from the ocean reach Redlands at 9:45 a.m., almost exactly as forecast by Roy Simpson, knocking temperature down to the 100 degrees he also forecast. New rest rooms at Bowl open for public use for the first time. The facilities, 80 paces west of the Bowl on Glenwood drive, were built for the city at a cost of some $10,000 contributed by an anonymous donor. Southern California Edison company starts work on new $400,000 substation on Henrietta street which will boost capacity to serve southeast portion of city. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 97, lowest 67. When Edward G. Swan, formerly of Redlands but now of Devore, wins election as 25th district commander his first action is to name his father, Edward Swan of Redlands, as his adjutant. Sylvan Plunge is weekend mec- ca for 2,440 persons as temperature nears the 100 mark. City officials from other valley cities meet with Yucaipa committee to discuss pros and cons of incorporation of Yucaipa. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 91, lowest 57. Robert G. Gordon resigns as dean of men at University of Redlands to accept position with the Baptist Convention in Ohio. Employment of a full-time city sanitarian recommended by special mayor's committee on housing and sanitation. UR able to acquire ownership of the federal buildings it moved onto the campus to establish Vet's Village, as result of new federal directive. dairyman's cost of production." There are too many handicaps, nearly all of them involving the short growing season, the winter climate, and the cost of importing fertilizer. No spot amused the Redlanders more than the old Bonanza Hotel at Dawson. Since Gold Rush Days the owners haven't overhauled it and the perma-frost has made the floors so uneven that an entirely sober man is inclined to reel like a sailor on shore leave when he walks down a corridor. "Slam the front door and the whole building shakes," Mr. Lincoln reports with glee. The miners, too, are still around town, but now they work dredges or with the hydraulic guns that sluice down the pay dirt. TELEVISION BERRrS WORLD FRIDAY NIGHT 5:00— 2—Movie 5—Popeye's Pier 5 Club 7—Love That Bob 9—Engineer Bill 11—Broken Arrow 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 7—Bat Masterson 11—Casper, Magoo 5:40— 4—Believe it or Not 5:45— 4—Curt Massey (C) 5:50-13—News 6:00— 7—News 4—News (C) 5-Whirlybirds 9—Science Fiction Theater 11—Mickey Mouse Club 13—Ann Sothem 6:15— 4—Commentary (C) 6:30— 2, 4—News 5—Peter Gunn 9—Our Miss Brooks 13—Cartoons (C) 6:45— 4—Nev/s (C) 11—News 7:00— 4—Hennesey 5—News 7—Tom Ewell 9—People Are Funny 11—Deputy Dawg 13-Rebel 7:30- 2—Rawhide 4—International Show 5—Thin Man 7—Cheyenne 9—Movie 11—Rescue 13—Outlaws 8:00— 5-Beat the Odds 11—Movie 8:30- 2-Route 66 4—Sing Along 5—Law and Mr. Jones 7—Flintstones 9—Movie 13—Deadline 9:00— 5—Movie 7—Dickens ... Fenster 13—Surfside 9:30- a-Alfred Hitchcock 4-Price Is Right (C) 7—77 Sunset Strip 10:00— 4—Jack Paar (C) 5—Hollywood Park 11, 13—News 10:20— 9—News 10:30— 2—Eyewitness 5—Peter Gunn 7—Third Man 9—Movie 11—Paul Coates 13—Country Music 11:0ft- 2, 4, 5, 7-News 11—Tom Duggan 13—Movie 11:15—4-Johnny Carson (C) 5—Steve Allen 11:30— 2—Movie 4—Johnny Carson (C) 7—Jlovie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Captain Kangaroo 4—Shari Lewis (C) 5—Zorro's Fightuig Legion 7—Movie 11—Movie 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 4—King Leonardo (C) 5—Movie 7—Movie 10:00- 2—.\lvm 4—Fury 5—Movie 7—Movie 9—Movie 10:30—2—Mighty Mouse 4—Make Room For Daddy 11:00— 2—Rin Tin Tin 4—Crusader Rabbit (C) 5—Speedway Intn'l 7—Cartoonsville 13—Variedades 11:30— 3—Roy Rogers 5—Movie 7—Beany and Cecil 9—Cartoonsville 11—Movie 12:00-2—Sky King 4—Ivanhoe 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie 13—Jlovie 12:15—11—Movie 12:30— 2-News 4—Teacher '63 7—Allakazam 12:45— 2—Time out for Sports 1:00— 2-Space: The New Ocean 4—World of Ornamentals 5—Movie 7—My Friend Flicka 13—Bowling 1:30— 2—Teen-age Trials 4—Movie 7—E.xclusively Outdoors 13—Movie 1:45— 9—News 2:00— 2—Los Angeles Report 7—Movie 9—Movie 11—Sports Car Races 2:30— 2—Viewpoint 5—Wrestling 3:00— 2—Repertoire V/orkshop 4-Agriculture U.S.A. (C) 11—.'Aquatic Show 13—Movie 3:13— 7—Movie 3:30— 2—Movie 4—Profile 5—Califomians 3:45- 9-News 4:00- 4-Just for Fun (C) 5—Women's Bowling 9-Trails West 11—Topper 4:30- 7-Wide World of Spts. 4—Jlovie 5—Bowling Tournament 9—Foreign Legionnaire 11—Hobbymaster 13—Movie LIGHTER SIDE Transportation problem "Give us a comer table, Andre , •we're fixing price* today." By DICK WEST United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) - Most of the great cities of America suffer from a chronic metropolitan malady known as hardenmg of the traffic arteries. It is generally agreed that unless something is done the na' lion's urban areas will eventually succumb to an attack of thoroughfare thromtx>sis. It also is generally agreed that the only solution to the problem lies in the improvement of mass transportation. I am not aware of what measures other cities are taking, but I am pleased to report that the nation's capital is acting with alacrity, or, putting it another way, is forging ahead to a stand still. Seldom a month goes by that some government or private agency doesn't bring out an illustrated brochure that provides an artist's concept of a mass transportation system for Washington. Sent To Cengrts* Copies are sent to Congress and the While House, where officials look at the pictures and exclaim "isn't that interesting brush work!" Then the traffic department changes the direction of one-way streets again, and that takes care, of mass transportation until the next brochure is issued. The feverish pace that has made Washington the top U.S. city in the development of mass transportation brochures already is producing beneficial results. For one thing, it provides employment for a large number of artists. For another, it gives motorists something to read while they are waiting for traffic to become unjammed. The latest brochure to come to my attention takes the form of a report to President Kennedy from 0. Roy Chalk, head of the local transit company and leading builder of au- castles. When Chalk comes to grips with mass transportation, he doesn't fool around with any ordinary subway system, which the bulk of us commuters would be willing to settle for. Chalk's brochure provides an artist 's concept of mass transportation by means of "pneumatic tube systems," "ground effect m a c h i n e s," "superails," 'monobeams," "hydrofoils" and 'carveyors." I'll tell you it makes mighty fine reading, especially when you are waiting for one of Chalk 's buses to show up. "I don't know what President Kennedy's reaction to the brochure was, but I'll bet he liked By Lyle C. Wilson The American way of dealing with civil rights and relations between Negro and white citizens v/ould have been a resort to the ballot box in local and state elections. In this crisis of race relations, the American way failed to meet the challenge. This failure to cope with a great national problem is the most frightening aspect of the whole gloomy scene. American citizens should inform themselves as to the circumstances by which they permitted themselves to be entrapped in the existing race relations deadfall. When the American way marks up a big, fat failure it is, indeed, time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. This essay is to propose that the major blame for the situation now confronting me and my fellow citizens shall be assessed against the shameless' politicians of both major parties. These shameless ones made to Negroes presidential campaign promises they have not redeemed. Pure humbug! It is fair to suspect that some or all of them had no intention of redeeming the promises tossed out as bait during the presidential campaign to N e g r o voters. It is reasonable to believe that some of these promises were impossible of redemption and, further, that the politicians knew this when the promises were made. It is customary now to blame Negro leaders for taking their civil rights arguments into the streets, their fists clutching bats or brick or clubs and their minds set toward trouble. . These Negroes own their share of blame, right enough. But what about the politicians, especially the Democratic politicians, who promised in 1960 about what the Negroes are demanding in 1963? The South is furious with the Kennedy brothers for their efforts in behalf of civil rights. But give the Kennedys credit. They did try to deal with civil rights at the ballot box, the American way. \Vhen that did not work and the riots began m the streets, the Kennedys retiuned to their platform promises. They were stuck with them. With a presidential election just around the comer, there was no alternative. The voting Negroes in the North and East were ready to call their political loans. DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Trouble comes when your glands fail to produce By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—What causes myxedema and is there a cure? A—Myxedema may be caused by failure of the thyroid to put out enough of its hormone (thyroxin) or of the pituitary to put out enough thyroid stimulating hormone (thyrotropin). The first cause may occur following thy roiditis, exposure of the thyroid to large doses of X-ray or surgical removal of more than seven-eights of an overactive thyroid. The second cause may occur following tumors or other diseases of the pituitary. The victim will have a dull, apathetic expression; rough, dry skin; puffy eyelids; dry brittle hair which may be prematurely gray; slurred speech with a husky voice; slowing of mental and physical activity; and in women prolongation of the menstrual periods. The diagnosis is confirmed by finding a low basal metabolic rate. Q—I am a 29-year-old woman. In the last two years my breasts Teletips TOP SHOW: — 8:00, Chan. 11. "Kind Lady", story of an aristocratic woman who befriends a penniless artist. Jlovie starring Ethel Barrymore, JIaurice Evans, Keenan Wynn and Angela Lansbury. 9:30 — Chan. 2. Alfred Hitchock presents "I'll be Judge, I'll be Jury". Unsatisfied wth police action, man decides to trackdo\vn the murderer of his bride. (Repeat) 10:00 — Chan. 4. Jack Paar has Nat King Cole, Peter Ustinov, Les Paul and Mary Ford and Bob Williams and his dog as guests. (Repeat) 10:00 — Chan. 5. Hollywood Park Preview. Gil Stratton interviews owners, trainers and jockeys of Saturday's Hollywood Gold Cup race (to be televised tomorrow at 5 p.m. on Chan. 2. it, too. I imagine he particularly admired the drawing of the hydrofoil, which looks something like a PT boat. As for me, my favorite is the "monobeam," although I think that is a typographical error. I think Chalk intended it to be "moonbeam." I can see us all now, whisking around the capital, to and from the suburbs, on moonbeams. The use of moonbeams for transportation implies, of course, that we could only ride at night, which would be a serious drawback. But I expect someone will solve that problem in the next brochure. have diminished in size. I tire easily and my hair is thinning. Is this normal? ^Vhat could be wrong? A—This combination of findings in a 29-year-old woman is not normal. It may be due to a thyroid deficiency or some other hormonal imbalance. Why not get a thorough checkup and be sure? Q—My husband has agnogentic myeloid metaplasia. What is it and can it be cured? A—In this condition there is a change in the type of cells found in the spleen. The spleen is usually enlarged and contains myeloid cells of the t>-pe found in bone marrow. Since these findings do not tie in with any known disease, and because those who have it may have either normal or abnormal bone marrow, this condition is not considered to be a disease in itself but merely indicative of some disease of the blood-forming organs. Agnogenic means of unknown cause. Some persons with this condition have anemia. Some have jaundice, and some have poisoning due to exposure to such solvents as benzene and carbon tetrachloride. Your husband should have a thorough study to deter- muie any possible cause and any changes in other organs. Treatment would depend on the results of such a study. Please send your questions and comments to Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt, JI.D., in care of this paper. While Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. One Minute Pulpit If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will give to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit which dwells in you. — Romans 8:11. What came from the earth returns to the earth, and the spirit that was sent from Heaven, again carried back, is received into the temple of heaven. —Titus Lucretius. PLANS WEEKEND TRIP WASHINGTON (UPI) — President Kennedy planned to fly to Cape Cod today to join his wife and two children for the weekend. The President was scheduled to take off from nearby Andrews Air Force Base about 4 p.m., EDT, for the' one-hour flight to Otis Air Force Base, Mass. He is expected to return to Washington Monday morning. OUR Al^CESTORS byQuincy "Martha is a great one for these new sophisticated toysl"
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