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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA JULY 13, 1963 Poge 8 Anti-McCarthy philosophy didn't work for Macmillan The case of Senator Joe McCarthy in the United States and of War Secretai-y John Profumo in England bear on the issue of loyality, but from opposite extremes. McCai'thy was prone to make scattergun charges of disloyality in high places in the American government. Because he couldn't substantiate many of his allegations with legal evidence, it was widely felt that people were being slandered. From there, it was an easy step to a belief that questioning the loyalty of another citizen is Un-American. But in England Prime Minister Harold Macmillan has fallen into dire trouble by accepting the philosophy of the anti-McCarthy people in America—that you should always ti-ust the loyalty of another man, especially if he is in a high place. He simply would not believe that Profumo was mixed up with Christine Keeler, who in turn was intimate with the Russian, Ivanov. l^Iacmillan's error not only promises to end his political career at an early day, it has brought his pai-ty to the brink, it has brought into question the soundness of the entire security policies of the government. Loyalty and security aj-e subjects that no Prime Minister or President can lightly brush off. Disaster impends either when the chief executive supposes that he has no secui-ity risks on his team, or that many men in his administration ai-e to be held in suspicion. The middle i-oad is the right one. Voices that must be heard The governors who shortly convene in Miami will face something of a dilemma. They will have to decide whether or not they want their conference to e.xert any influence on the course of national public policy. The principal work of this conference is, of course, a mutual study of state problems. The idea is that most state leaders can learn much by trading information with their counterparts in other areas. Beyond this, they also discuss application of uniform codes in fields where these seem desirable, as in highway safety laws. And they look for ways of interetate co-operation, to the end that they may thereby solve problems without drawing the federal govei'nment into the picture. Yet one cannot gather 40 to 50 governors under one roof without reasonably expecting that they bring interesting views on major national issues and wish to express them. Thus, inevitably, the governors' conference has taken to voicing itself annually in resolutions on important topics. In 1962 at Hershey, Pa., however, this practice suddenly came into challenge. The cause was a resolution bearing on civil rights. Since this is an issue which divides northern and southern governors very shai-ply, the fur flew. It now takes a two-thirds majority of governors to approve a resolution. This year the conference will be asked to modify this rule to make unanimous approval mandatory. The effect of this, obviously, would be to bar any resolutions which could not command the support of govemors from every region. Many matters beyond the critical one of civil rights thereby might be placed beyond the governors' consideration. Practically speaking, such a new lule would really silence the conference as an organ of opinion on important national and perhaps world policy. The work the govemors do on their own problems is solid and good. But they are now looked to for more than that. From among their numbers may come the national leaders of tomorrow. They are expected to speak out on the big issues. So what they have to decide is whether to silence themselves at the time when the nation needs e\'ery responsible organ of opinion it can get — or whether to plunge into the hard questions regardless of the divisive effects. After all, the divisions within the ranks of governors simply reflect the divisions within the country itself. If the nation can live with this, perhaps the govemors ought also to be able to endure it We need their voice. The Newsreel President Kennedy flies a kite at Hyannis Port, although there is no indication that Charles De- Gaulle told him to go do it Money, of course, doesn't buy happiness — a fact that in the case of poverty, nobody has ever felt necessary to deny. Brussels has a bilingual problem, but it's not the only city where the suburbs talk a different language than the folks downtown. The president refers to Boston as the oldest city in the United States. There might be some dispute over this, but at least it's old enough so they have quit growing beards every centennial Some bargain rate airline travelers from California to Europe are stranded in New York. The service is one-stop but that stop's a dandy. Lonesomest sight of the summer: A lawn sprinkler without any children to play in it Will some physicist kindly analyze recent track records to determine whether they are caused by a shorter yard or a longer second? Some people feel that the individual can't do anything about our social problems — but who else is there-? Under the new Internal Revenue rules can the host deduct the cost of the yacht trip if the customer was too seasick to talk business? With a Grain Of Salt By Frank ond Bid Moort If you are expecting a letter from Aunt Jane in Maine and it doesn't come, try the Post Office. If tliat fails, try tlie Teleplione Company. Tliey may have it. This fascinating possibility arises from the new system introduced by the U. S. postal service to speed the sorting of mail. As you know, it works with numbers . . . ZIP numbers . . . which are written immediately after the state name in the address, and on the same horizontal line. The Redlands ZIP numbers are 92374 for post office box holders and 92373 for those whose mail is delivered to them by carrier. But neither one of those is the ZIP we saw the other day on a letter that came front Missouri to a member of the University of Redlands faculty. No indeed. The number of the envelope was 7932121. Know what that is? Of course ... the first two digits are the give away. That's the UR telephone number. Such an error isn't serious now, because the post office is only in the public^education phase of the Zone Improvement Program. But wait until ail those digit systems — post office, phone company, banks, social security, driver's license — get into full operation. The correspondent who Pyramids when she means to ZIP will misdirect your mail to the ZIP area comprising Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. That's ZIP Code Area 7. The telephoner who ZIPs when she means to PYramid will reach heaven-knows-where, 923 not having yet been assigned as a telephone code area. Perhaps they're saving that for Costa Rica. You can take it from there, imagining the limitless possibilities for confusion in the AH Number World Of Tomorrow. At the Fourth of July festivities in Sylvan Park and at the Fireworks, there was a small group of little kids who were ahnost forgotten. They arc the youngsters from Wesley Hall Annex on Redlands street. When this former residence was Las Amigas, the town was aware of the girls who lived there and many kind hearted people and altruistic organizations did little things for them. But now that the county is using it for small children, the community has to be educated all over again. The present crop is in the 4 to 6 year age bracket but 5 to 11 is the more normal range. These are not delinquent children. They are not kids who have been picked up by the police. ' Rather they are youngsters who are under the county whig because their parents have been unable ... or unwilling ... to provide satisfactory homes for them. The county does provide food, shelter and supervision. But still, institutional life is not the happiest and there are little things that Redlands people, from their generous hearts, will find that they can do if they ask. (Phone 793-2764). When a baker writes on a cake he is likely to worry about making a goof. You can't use a pencil eraser on "Happy Birthday, Prudense". You're stuck with that "s" that ought to be "c". But a cake was cut and eaten at the Facts office yesterday afternoon that shouldn't have bothered the cake decorator. The more the mistakes, the merrier. Dorothy Jones, who has been our proof reader for years, was leaving and of course, the farewell cake had to have a lot of typographical errors. It did. Even our experts who work with type couldn't have matched the "y" the way the decorator made it ... the way it looks when you hold a printed "y" up to the mirror. NOW YOU KNOW By United Press tnternafional The average age of the 15,115,000 World War II veterans stUl living is 44, according to the Veterans Administration. "He Says It Can't Wait!" Kennedy must speak out for rule of law By WiUiAm S. White Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: — 9:00. Chan. 4. 1956 movie, "The Sun Also Rises" with Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Eddie Albert. Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn. Hemingway's story of the Lost Generation. 8:30 — Chan. 2. The Defenders. "The Last Six Months". In a .<;late of shock after being told he will soon die of leukemia, a man slays his partner when the partner refuses to support the victim's wife and children after his death. (Repeat) 11:45 — Chan. 13. "Sergeant York". Gary Cooper in his Academy Award wmning performance in movie produced in 1941. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 96, lowest 61. New Cram school m East Highlands is newest one in Redlands system and will be in use next fail for the first time. It was built by L. P. Scherer for $128,000 to a design by Clare H. Day. Control of Monkeyface fire postponed another 24 hours when six firefighters become hospitalized because of food poisoning, fatigue and altitude and 14 others become ill but not enough to need hospital zation. The fire is now at an 8,000- foot elevation. Santa Rosa plums from Yucaipa valley rolling through San Gorgonio Fruit company packing plant but it will be a short 10-day run because of the light crop. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 97, lowest 65. Group of 23 Redlanders who carried wrecked marine helicopter out of San Gorgonio primitive area, intact, on bamboo poles, incensed when marine corps pirates the craft out of storage at a Long Beach au-port. H. H. (Tuby) Brannon highly honored when he is appointed national public health chairman by the U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. Upper Santa Ana water study committee approves boundaries of a new water district which would include both Redlands and Yucaipa. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 97, lowest 56. Forecasts call for next year's navel orange crop to be 7 per cent larger than this past year but still below the 10-year average. Mrs. Gustave Jahn elected vice chairman of the Counly Republican Central Committee. Angelme Wilson installed as president of American Legion Auxiliary in Yucaipa. mm WORLD SATURDAY EVENING 4:45— 4—Your Man in 5:00— 2—Post Parade Washington 9—Jlovie 13—Milestones of Century 11— Don Durant 5:15— 2—Horse Race SUNDAY EVENING 5:30— 5—Movie 5:00— 2—Musical Theater 11—Auto Races 4—Journey of a Lifetime 5:4.5— 2—Movie (C) 6:00— 4—News (C> 5—Popeye 7—New Breed 7—Major Adams 9— Foreign Legionnaire 11— Hollywood Dance Party 11—To Be Announced 13—Paris Precinct 13—.•Vnn Sothem 5:30— 2—Amateur Hour 6:15^11—News 4—BuUwinkle (C) 6:30— 4—News Conference (C) 9—Championship Bowling 9— Deputy 11—White Hunter 11—Dance Time 13—News 13—Frontier Circus 6:0(^- 2—Twentieth Century 6:45— 2—News 4-Meet the Press (C) 7:00—2—Sea Hunt 5—Invisible man 4—Wvatt Earp 7—Stagecoach West 5-Jefrs CoUie 11— Territory Underwater 7—Bo.\ing 6:30- 2—Mister Ed 9—Movie 4—Sunday Report 11—Movie 5—Polka parade 7:30— 2—Lucy-Desi 9—Maverick 4—Sam Benedict 11—Broken Arrow 5-Yancy Derringer 13-Johnny Jlidnight 13—Robin Hood 7:00— 2—Lassie 7:45— 7-Make That Spare 4—Ensign O'Toole 8:00— 5—Restless Gun 7—Paul Winchell Time 7—Hootenanny 11—New You 13—Country Music la—Bitter end 8:30— 2—Defenders 7:30— 2—Dennis The Menace 4-Joey Bishop (C) 4—Disney's World (O 5—Movie 5—Jack Barry 7—Lawrence Welk 7—JeUons (C) 9—Movie 9—Movie 11—Movie 11 -U.S. Marshal 9:00— 4—Movie 13-Unforgettables 9:30—2—Have Gun 8:00— 2—Ed Suiiivan 7—Gallant Men 7-^ane Wymaa 10:00— 2—Gunsmoke 11—26 Men 5—Ray Anthony 13—Sidney Linden 11—Movie 8:30- 4-Car 54 13—Movie 5—High Road 10:25— 9—Movie 7—Movie 10:30— 5—Movie 11-Mr. & Mrs. North 7—Lock Up 9:00- 2—Real McCoys 11:00— 2—News 4—Bonanza (C) 7—Manhunt 5—It is Written 11:15— 2—Movie 11—Johnny Staccato 11:30— 7—Grand Jury 13—1 Spy 11—Movie 9:30- 2-G. 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SUNDAY DAYTIME 11-Sheriff of Cochise 9:00— 2—Camera Three 13—Dan Smoot "Who ever beari of a third base coacb ivitb frickly beat!?' 4—Hour of St. Francis 5—Adventist hour 7—Movie 13—Variedades 9:3()-2—Light of Faith 4—Christopher Program 9—Movie 10:00— 2—Story Shop 4—This is the Life 5—For Kids only II—Movie 13—Panorama Latino 10:30- 2-Movie 4—Frontiers of Faith 7—Jlovie 13—Faith for Today 11:00- 4—Movie 9—Ladies of the Press 11—Great Churches 13—Church in the Home 11:30— 5—Home Buyers Guide 9—Cartoonsville 12:00- 2-TeIl It Again 7—Movie 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Oral Rc*erts 12:30— 2—Washington Report 4—Harvest (C) 5—Speedway International 13—Moneymakers For You 12:45— 2—Time out for Sports 1:00— 2—Film Feature 4—Ethics (C) 5—Movie 11—Dan Smoot 13—Voice of Calvary 1:15— 7—Movie II—Capitol Reporter 1:30— 2—Friendship Show 4—Covenant (C) U-Movie IS-Cal's Corral 1:45— 9—News 2:00—2—International Hour 4—College Report 9—Movie 2:3(^- 4—Feitelson on Art 5—Auto Races 3:00— 2—Movie 4—Movie 7—Grand Jury 3:30— 7—Issues and Answers 11—Jlovie 3:45- 9-News 4:00— 7—Press Conference 9—Movie 4:3(^- 2-Rene BeUe 4—News 7—Take Two 13—Social Security Action 9:45—13—Manion Forum 10:00— 2—Candid Camera 4—Du Pont Show 11—Best of Coates 13-Bold Venture 10:30- 2-\Vhat's My Line? 7—ABC News Report 9—Movie 11—American Experience 13-West Point 11:00— 2, 4, 7—News 13—Movie 11:13— 2-Movie 5—Wire Service 7—Hcmeymooners THE ALMANAC Today is Saturday, July 13, the 194th day of 1963 with 171 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning stars are Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Mars. On this day in history: In 1787, Congress set up the Grst organized government west of the original colonies with enactment of the Northwest Ordinance. In 1863, riots broke out in New York City against the draft law. In 1865, Horace Greeley advised federal civil servants to "go west." In 1961, Adolf Eichmann said during bis trial in Israel that the killing of Jews was a hideous crime. He died a year later for that crime. A thought for the day—The novelist Henrik IbseUr said: "I hold that man is in the right who is most clearly in league with the future." President Kennedy's position in the civil rights crisis is weakening, rather than strengthening, even among important non-Southern members as Congress settles down to work again after its prolonged break over the Independence Day period. He is headmg into the most serious political trouble, in the country as well as in Congress, unless he can shortly convince the people generally that he is approaching the current racial tensions in an even-handed spirit. For some mdisputably pro-civil rights Senators from Northern states have returned from grassroots trips with bad news for the Administration. Its gist is that, entirely apart from the South, continued Negro extremism is putting a heavy responsibility on the President to speak out firmly and beyond the possibility of misunderstanding. He urgently needs to reject lawlessness by Negroes as strongly as he has rejected discrimination by whites. On the word of these touring senators — who are for rather than against the President's civil rights legislative package — his present stance is drawing wide and often bitter criticism from people who have no connection whatever with the South and no sympathy, as such, for the coming Southern filibuster against his program. The burden of this criticism is that he is "going too easy" with demonstrably unlawful Negro demonstrations. Outside the South, voters generally seem at least vaguely in favor of new legislation to guarantee actual Negro rights, such as the free vote and unrestricted use of pubicly operated facilities, including transportation and the schools. A vehement reaction of voter sentiment, however, is responsibly reported against the violent and sometimes arrogant means by which most of the Negro leaders are demanding these and other changes as well. In the unhappy judgment of some of the most pro-civil rights members of Congress, the President has let the situation get out of hand and must soon act against it unless he is prepared to face a grave declme in his moral authority, in the country as well as in Congress. These members of Congress have little or no complaint about the President's proposed legisla- : tion, itself; they, too, want such ' legislation. But they feel he is not really in touch with a rising sentiment in the vast white ma- ; jority which could become ugly. ; indeed, and 'ultimately result in a • reaction of real injustice against : the Negroes. They fear that one ! extremism — that of the Negro j leaders — may incite a second ex- • tremism, on the white side, quite as irrational and much more dangerous even than the first. It has been said so often as to become a tiresome cliche that the proposed Negro "march on Washington" of August wilJ, if it get.'; out of hand, defeat any and all civil rights legislation. But the President's great duty is to dissolve that demonstration before it , can be forged, rather than to try to cope with it only after it is a frightening reality. For once it is in being, with what amounts to a siege of Congress at the v e r y doors of the Capitol, he and this nation will be in a no longer tol- e.'able crisis. Certain Senators — and, again, these are not Southerners — are already determined to demand officially that their offices and their corridors be kept clear of demonstrators, if necessary by the Presi- i dent himself as commander-in- • chief. The President cannot avoid fulfilling this harsh duty once formally called upon from Congresa to fulfill it. And in fulfilling it he will by definition be repressing that very minority group he is trying to assist. It is desperately important to all concerned that this demonstration be nipped in the bud. The only possible way now open to nip it is for the President to make it quickly plain that while he will permit ar.y amount of peaceful petition he will tolerate not one moment of unlawful obstruction of Congress. He must, in short, before it is too late, speak out very plainly and unmistakably for the rule of law on both sides of this tragic question. 'Copyright, 1963. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) ASSIGNMENT: West Portal to Los Alamos closes after 20 years By NeU Morgan SELL ANYTHING RICHMOND. England (UPD- Housewives here said today a door-to-door salesman was selling door signs reading "No salesmen. SANTA FE, N.M. - Dorothy McKibbin has locked her office and gone home after 20 years as a front man for the atom bomb and its descendants. Her office was at 109 East Palace, at the back of an inconspicuous arcade near the historic Plaza of Santa Fe. A plaque was posted beside the door to her office the other day by Dr. Norris E. Bradbury, director of the nearby Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. "All the men and women who made the first atomic bomb passed through this portal to their secret mission at Los Alamos," the plaque reads. "Theu- creation in 27 months of the weapons that ended World War II was one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time." At the start of World War II, Mrs. McKibbm was working in a native-and-Indian trading post that soon went out of busmess. Suddenly she was offered a secretarial job. "I was given 24 hours to decide," she told me. "I couldn't find out one dam thmg about the job. I decided to take it. I met a man representing himself as a Mr. Bradley; he was Dr. (J. Robert) Oppenheimor. I was made secretary to the housmg manager and told to ask no questions. It was March, 1943. "In May. the rest of the offices around the patio moved on to The Hill (Los Alamos). Army engineers had finished their building there. I was left here in Santa Fe with an assistant. There were 60 or 70 people a day coming in the office, and usually more than a hundred calls. "The sign on the patio outside identified us as U. S. Engineers. Everything was so secret that all our office notes were destroyed at 5 p.m. We were kind of on the front Ime, exposed to enemy agents, and everyone Was suspicious. "G -2 was active- The security story of Los Alamos is almost as intriguing as getting the b o m b made. Intelligence agents were always worried about somebody up on The Hill. They were in the bus station, on trains, in drugstores, everywhere around Albuquerque and Santa Fe." Mrs. McKibbin, gray-haired, gentle and now- a grandmother, soon became one of the most admired figures of the Los Alamos scientific family. Her personal attachment to the big and small heroes of Los Alamos is legendary. Until her retirement and the closing of the office, she kept nearby the chair which Dr. Oppenheimer occupied in the next office in 1943 before his move to Los Alamos. In those early days, she and her office were the first contact with Los Alamos for bewildered scientists, technicians, housewives and military men who were en route to Los Alamos to work on the bomb. It was her motherly duty to see that they were fed, housed and chauffered. She baby-sat, guarded pets, checked bundles and briefcases, forwarded freight, screened prospective employes, and discouraged the curious. When a scientist traveled in World War II years, it was Mrs. McKibbm who issued the required pass. She doled out precious Pullman reservations on the eastbound and westbound trains. "Enrico Fenax always stopped in," she recalls, "not only for his pass but to make a phone call. He'd call the Hill as soon as he got to Santa Fe and suggest they try such and such a computation that he'd been thinking of on the way into Santa Fe. Then he'd call again from Lamy (the Santa Fe stop near Santa Fe) with another idea. When he got back to Santa Fe he'd call again with still another suggestion." Though never officially m- formed, Mrs. McKibbin sensed the clima.x of the excitement was near when the Trinity test was made far to the south m the summer of 1945. But for another 18 years, she went on serving as the hostess of Los Alamos in her simple office at 109 East Palace. Her peacetmie tasks were less frantic, but no less exacting: House-hunUng, screening job applicants, providing information and expediting local affairs for Los Alamos figures and their families. With Los Alamos Tecruiting and employment leveling off, the major activity of her Santa Fe office began to fade. Improved highway and telephone conmiunication between Santa Fe and Los .^amos made her office less vital. So when Dorothy McKibbin was ready to retire this summer to her home on Old Pecos road. Dr. Bradbury made the decision to close.her office. It was done about as quietly as it had been i^ened 20 years ago. All that remains now is the plaque, and her name is not on it. One Minute Pulpif As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. — James 4:16. The less people speak of their greatness the more we think of it. — Sir Francis Bacon.