REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Page 20 JULY U. 1963 Republican minority, Brown do battle In this day when minorities are so popular, it is worth noting the Republican minority in the State Senate. Yesterday this small band of 12 held sufficient votes to block Gov. Brown's budget augmentation bill. If this were any kind of a minority other than a Republican minority, Brown would have kinder words for it than his statement that "these 12 Republicans are holding for ransom the well being of thousands of Califomians." Of course the governor knows that is said for political effect. There is a lot more to it than that. The hassle goes back to the 1962 campaign when Brown promised the people no new taxes. How he could achieve this while greatly increasing the cost of state government requires a lot of use of political mirroi's and sleight of hand. The governor has proposed acceleration and withholding plans which are posed as "reforms." In reality they are nothing of the kind. They are simply increased taxes. The Republicans have little muscle in Sacramento these days, but right now they have enough to do battle with the governor. He says there will be no compromise. If that is the case the Legislature may be in session come Thanksgiving. In the end something will have to give. New-name thieves There used to be a television game called "Beat the Clock." A game in real life that enjoys great favor today is called "beat the system." Viewed lightheartedly, this is a kind of sporty rebellion against too many laws and rules, too much massiveness in business and government, too great an entrapment in the tangled thickets of modern society. Surely this revolt has many harmless, amusing and even heartening manifestations. It is also unhappily a fact that as indulged in by many individuals, it is simply a cloak for thievery and cheating. The scale can be gi'and, or it can be very small. One of the new "sports" in the system-beating line is limited largely to New York's theater world, but it iUusU-ates well the way the game is played. It is sometimes called "second-acting." You pick a musical or stage play you want to see badly, and then show up on the sidewalk outside the theater to wait for the first-act curtain to come down. When the crowd drifts back in, you go along—for free. You take any empty seat you can find, or join the standees. Of course, you never get to see the whole show, but you can hardly complain when your paying seat- mate is putting out S7.50 or $9.90. There are, naturally, many ways of weaseling your way into sporting events and other costly affairs. Where hotels, motels, restaurants and night clubs ai-e concerned, beatmg tlie system consists mostly of taking things that don't belong to you. A line has to be di"awn here. The fellow who backs up a truck or a station wagon and cleans out a room right dowTi to tlie lavatory seats is a thief. The man who walks out with a lamp or a television set is just proving to the management that it can be done. It isn't just the profit-making outfits that suffer the ingenuities of the system-beatei-s. In one large city, the public library loses 200,000 books a yeai-— a tenth of its whole stock. Talk to factory managers, store managei-s, con- stmiction supply bosses almost anywhere and you'll get a well filled out picture of what "beating the system" means. Those who use things, \rithout either buying or stealing, ai-e really on the fringes of the game. They lack nerve. Typical, at the petty level, are the folk who read books, magazines and newspapers at the stands without laying out a nickel. Some muster just enough defiance to toss the wrinkled product carelessly back on the pile. Generally, these varied efforts are brought off with a smile and a jaunty air. The idea seems to be that in a society which has the size and weight and pace of a glacier, it can be positively therapeutic to dash about slashing at it with an icepick. Luckily there are still millions of Americans who believe, however, that beating the system doesn't mean robbing it, that vibrant individuality can find defiant voice by means wholly honorable and decent The Newsreel The politician has to rely upon public opinion polls to measure his popularity. The average man can tell how he stands by the tone in which the dishes are rattled in the sink. Believing in the possibility of tax reduction harms the adult no more than belief in Santa Claus does the child, as long as both are re- garden merely as heartwarming myths, symbolizing the spirit of chaiity. Tender proposal, modem style, "darling, would you like to change your zip code number to mine?" A British sai'torial expert says that middle-aged men don't wear hats are subconciously rebelling agciinst growing old. If that were the case wouldn't they wear little beanies with propeUei-s on top? True, Great Grandmaw didn't have all those labor-saving appliances, but neither did she have to go out and get a job in order to pay for them. We keep hearing of progress ,in police science, but whatever happened to the old-fashioned private eye who could crack the case in 30 minutes, including time out for television commercials? With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore "Twcnfy years ago I got my start in Redlands Bowl," Brian Sullivan, Metropolitan Opera tenor, told an audience of more than 4.000 people in the Bowl last night. "I am so happy that Jlrs. SIul- len invited me to return." Sullivan's statement is a rewarding one for Redlands, because it is a tribute to Mrs. Grace Stewart Mullen, founder of the Bowl, for her remarkable ability to spot a potentially great artist before he has proven himself. There is no higher pinnacle for a tenor than to become a member of the Jfetropolitan Opera company. In his greatness, Sullivan is humble, appreciative of the opportunity given him here in Redlands when a chance meant so much. Sullivan is one of many over the past 40 years who Mrs. Mullen helped up the ladder of fame. Each of them has contributed something to tlie renown of Redlands Bowl and the fact that they appeared here commends Rod- lands to the greats of the artistic world and to those "on the way up." Last night in the audience was Murray Schumach. special art correspondent of the New York Times. He had come here earlier in the day to interview Jlrs. Mui- In for a special article that will appear in the Times probably about a week from now. Schumach was thrilled with what he found in Redlands. "I had never heard of any place where such a series of concerts is offered without charge," he said. "It is unbelievable. "As a boy in New York City I used to go to Lewisohn stadium concerts, but we had to pay 25 cents for a seat. We would go early, stand in line so as to get the best we could for a quarter. I never imagined there was a place where you could hear great artists without an admission charge." Schumach knew about Redlands Bowl, but not about its method of operation. His wife is a former ballerina. Her career name is Irma Sandre and she appeared with the Ballet Russe dc Jlonte Carlo in Redlands in 1950 when the company was one of the most famous in America. "She wanted to come with me tonight," Schumach said " because when she was here before she was working. She so wanted to sec a program from the audience side of the lights." Mrs. Schumach couldn't come though because of an unusual household conflict that arose at the last minute. "But we will come back some other time," he said. Of all the concerts in Redlands Bowl, none ever surpa.ssed that appearance of the Ballet Russe. It drew the biggest crowd. Estimated at 8500. Seats were all gone an hour or more before the program started. It was a warm, clear night. The program opened with a ballet from Tschaikovsky's "Swan Lake," the stage lit in a soft blue light that simulated moonlight. The scene was one that those who saw it will never forget so breathtakingly beautiful it was. Last night was a typical night at Redlands Bowl. There were all the little things that make Redlands so different ... the early comers picnicking in the park ... the children with their parents . . . happy children . . . and later in the evening restless children ... the joy of community songs . . . Wilbur Schowalter directing and Ruth Grinnell Fowler at the piano as she has been for years and years . . . Schowalter admonishing the audience not to make change out of the donation bowls ... the nighUy fruit train tooting at the crossings as it pulled into iov/n at 9 p.m., its toots a strange accompaniment to Brian Sullivan's "I Pagliacci." Something for everybody . . . Sullivan telling the youngsters in the audience: "You listened to the longhair numbers in the first half of the program, now I hope you are enjoying my choices in the second half" . . . Sullivan's "Scram—The Honeymoon's Over!" Washington Window Americans need to know more abouf N-ban Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Termperatures—Highest 91, lowest 54. Arson experts from the U.S. Forest Sen-ice and the sheriff's office launch full-fledged investigation into origin of two fires which were promptly extinguished near Pilgrim Pines in Oak Glen last night. City gets formal federal approval of a low cost, 40-year loan program for residents who are displaced from their homes because of the demolition project for substandard dwellings. Elmer Wheaton, now missile chief of Douglas Aircraft, returns to his home town to declare that solid propcllant is the missile fuel of the future. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 92, lowest 59. Re<iesign of Texas-Highway 99 intersection in the works so that state will approve traffic signal installation, reports City Manager Fred H. Workman. Wesley Cater named assistant park supervisor at Borrego Springs. He was formerly a state ranger at Doheny beach state park near Capistrano. State expert ranks the adult school in Redlands as 44th of 47 surveyed and makes numerous recommendations for improvement. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 92, lowest 58. City Council tables for further study—particularly financial — a request by a citizens committee for a full-time city sanitarian. Such "crimes" as high school graduation by political enemies are grounds for execution by Chinese Communists, according to Airs. Raymond Stannard, Baptist medical missionary in China, formerly of Redlands. Redlands Heights Water company gets one of highest elevation wells in the area when it brings in a new one just east of Ford street. Prize for a "Hole" William Gallagher, in 1953, was awarded the Pulitzer prize for his "hole-in-the-shoe* ' photographs of Adlai E. Stevenson, taken when Stevenson was campaigning for the presidency of the United States in 1953. rendition of "Danny Boy," subdued, unlike any other rendition and fittmg so perfectly into the soft quietness of late evening in Redlands Bowl where for a fleeting moment there was peace , . . peace. TELEVISION R!'S WORLD WEDNESDAY NIGHT 4:55— 7—American Newsstand 5:00- 2-Movie 5-Popeye's Pier 5 Club 7-Love That Bob! 9—Engineer Bill 11—Broken Arrow 13—Thaxton Hop 5:30— 7—Bat JIasterson 11—Casper, Magoo 5:40— 4—Believe It or Not 5:45— 4—Curt Massey 5:50-13-News 6:00— 4, 7—News 5-lVhirlybirds 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, 11—News 7:00— 4—Bachelor Father .5—News 7—Danger Man 9—People Are Funny ll-Heckle and Jeckle 13—Bronco 7:30— 2—Portrait—Documentary 4—Virginian 5—Thin Man 7—Wagon Train 9—Adventures in Paradise 11—Phil Silvers 8:00— 2—KNXT Reports — Documentary 5—Beat The Odds—Hearn 11—Wanted Dead or Alive 13—Flying Doctor 8:30- 2-Dobie Gillis 5—Wrestling 7—Going My Way »—Movie 11—Overland Trail 13-Story Of An Artist 9:00- 2—Beverly HillbilUes 4—Mystery Theater (C) 13—Passport to Travel 9:30— 2—Dick Van Dyke 7—Our Man Higgins 11—Highway Patrol 13—Harbor Command 10:00— 2—Armstrong Circle Theater — Drama 4—Eleventh Hour 7-Naked City 11, 13—News 10:20— 9—News 10:30— 5—Mr. Lucky 3—Movie 11—Paul Coates 13—Country Music 11:00- 2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—To Be Announced 13—Movie 11:15—4—Johnny Carson (C) 5-Steve Allen 11:30- 2—Movie 7—Movie THURSDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2-Calendar 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan U^ack La Lanne 13-Yoga for Health 9:23— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—Play Your Hunch 7—-Movie 11—Movie 13—Felix the Cat 9:50—13—News 10:00- 2-.AIcCoys 4—Price is Right 5—Movie 9—Movie 13—Robin Hood 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Concentration 13—West Point 11:00- 2-Love of Life 4—First Impression 7—December Bride 13-Waterfront ' 11:25- 2—News 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences 7—Seven Keys 9—Speclnun II—Sheriff John 13—TV Bingo 11:45— 5—Medic 11:55- 4—News 12:00— 2—Burns and Allen 4-PeopIe Will Tallc 7—Tennessee Ernie 9—Books and Ideas 13—Paris Precinct — Police 12:20— 5—Trouble With Father 12:25— 4—News 12:30— 2—As World Turns 4—Doctors 7—Father Knows Best 9—Mr. District Atty. 11—Maryann Maurer 13-Mike Wallace 12:50—13—Milestones of Century 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Dateline Europe 7—General Hospital 9—Cartoonsville 11—Movie 13—Felix the Cat 1;30_2—Art Linkletter 4—You Don't Say 7-Girl Talk 13—Movie 1:45— 9—Now Lbten Lady 2:00—2-To TeU the Truth 4—Match Game 7—Day In Court 9—Movie 2:10— 5—Movie 2:30- 2-Edge of Night 4—Room For Daddy 7—Jane Wyman 3:00—2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—Queen For a Day J3-Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—Millionaire 4—Movie 7—Who Do You Trust 3:45— 5—Corris Guy—Cooking 9—News—John Willis U—Passing Parade 4:00— 2—Mr. Adams and Eve 5—Bozo's Circus 7—American Bandstand 9—Uncle Johnny 11—Chucko the Clown 4:30-2-Life of Riley 5—Walker Edmiston 7—Discovery '63 II—Circus Boy LIGHTER SIDE Let's think in billions "I know the party was a bomb . . . tbey dH pest sat around trying to think of Tom Stvifttal" By DICK WEST United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) — It seems like only yesterday, or maybe last Tuesday, that kindly statisticians were trying to help us understand a million dollars. It was commonly supposed that a million dollars was too large a sum for us to comprehend all by ourselves, so these statisticians would undertake to explain it in terms we could grasp. I don't recall the exact dimensions of a million dollars, but the analogies they used went something like this: A million dollars laid end to end would reach from Hominy Falls, W.Va., to Grit, Tex., or if placed one on top of the other would form a stack five miles higher than a giraffe on tiptoes. Not Much Help I'm sure they meant well, but, frankly, these comparisons were never of much help to me in comprehendmg a million bucks. Whenever I tried to get a men tal picture of dollar bills stretched out from Hominy Falls to Grit, my mind would take a wrong turn on the outskirts of Chm, Wis. Perhaps if they had used $5 bills, or had placed the dollar bills side by side rather than end to end, I could have grasped it. But I doubt it. At any rate, I have gone through life without having a very firm concept of a million dollars. And now I learn that I am hopelessly behind the times. In a press release issued this week. Rep. Thomas M. Pelly, a Washington Republican and statistician, endeavors to help us understand a billion dollars. Apparently someone raised the ante while I was trying to find my way back from Hominy Falls. Almost Immeasurable Pelly wrote that no one "is capable of conveying in ordinary, simple and understandable and graphic words just how im- By Lyle C. Wilson The American people urgently need to know more of the official facts and opinions about the proposed ban on nuclear weapons tests. It is the American people who must make the final judgment whether a test ban on the basis now proposed would be in their interest or against them. They dare not make a mistake. Several members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff appeared early this year before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Jlore than a fortnight ago, the joint chiefs presented to the Senate preparedness subcommittee a report on the proposed test ban treaty. They are against it. That much has been leaked. But why they are opposed and all of the questions thereto related arc facts being withheld from tho American people. Some of the top brass have testified before Senate groups. Their testimony likewise is secret. Perhaps Too Generous Perhaps President Kennedy is being too generous in making concessions to the Soviet Union. If so, who has a better right to know about that than the American people? Three Democratic senators, all members of the armed services committee, wrote to President Kennedy earlier this year warning in substance that further test ban concessions would be unacceptable to the U.S. Senate. The text of that letter also is a state secret too. The senators were Chairman Richard B. Russell, Ga., Stuart Symington, Mo., and Henry Jf. Jackson, Wash. When such members of the President's own party become uneasy about concessions to the Soviet Union, the average American reasonably might also become uneasy. The average American citizen has been showered with massive propaganda in behalf of a nuclear test ban. If citizens would care to inform themselves of the arguments against a test ban on the basis now proposed, there is a good book available. Intelligent citizens will want to read this book whether they are for or against a quickie test ban. The title is "Nuclear Ambush." by Earl Voss, published by Henry Regnery Co. of Chicago, at S6.50. A bargain. Voss is a veteran Washington newsman. Dr. Willard Libby, University of California, in an introduction WTOte: "Mr. Voss tells the story of the Soviet arrestation of our nuclear arms development program for three whole years—and our consequent gift of an opportunity to catch up, which they have accepted, -The nuclear test ban is a good example of Soviet tactical operations and 'Nuclear Ambush' is a very good description of how they have succeeded in this activity. Pros and Cons Voss explores the weight of the fall-out argument against the weight of the argument that a test-ban is, in fact, a Soviet ambush. He recalls Dr. Edward Teller's statement of Feb. 1. 1963 that a test ban: —Would prevent vital improvement in U.S. atomic explosives. —Would not interfere with Soviet Union atomic progress. —Might endanger the NATO alliance. Teller said the Chinese would not be restrained even though the Soviet Union signed an absolute test ban. But, the United States would be expected to persuade France to accept the ban. "The Russians may desire a ban for that very reason," Teller wrote. "They are supported by widespread public (U.S.) clamor. I hope that patriotic congressmen of both parties will resist the pressure of a public frightened by crises and misled by the mirage of peace. THE DOCTOR SAYS You con control most factors in heart disease By Dr. Wayne G. Braudstadt You are as old as your arteries, according to an old saying. Although everyone's arteries become gradually more brittle with age, more than just time is involved. The body can function well in spite of a surprising amount of arterial hardening, but the infiltration of fat into the arterial walls carries with it another serious hazard — occlusion. In other words, the more fat that is deposited in these walls the narrower the space for the passage of blood becomes. Since this condition is progressive the final result is a shutting off of the blood supply to vital tissues. When this occurs in the brain the results are similar to those of the so-called little strokes due to small hemorrhages. A person who has always been neat becomes careless of his appearance. A person whose behavior has been restrained and proper may become profane, obscene or subject to violent outbursts. When the blood supply to the heart muscle is cut off, the victim suffers a heart attack. ^Vheth- er this is mild or severe depends on whether the occlusion was gradual or sudden and on the extent of the area supplied by the occluded vessel. Over half of all deaths in the United States are now due to diseases of the heart and blood vessels. We doctors recognize other factors which produce arterial hardening: One is ovenveight. There is a Teletips TOP SHOW: — 10:00. Chan. 2. Circle Theatre repeats "Sound of Violence: The Juke Box Rackets." Drama about racketeers who coerce juke box owners into jom- ing their organization. 8:00 — Chan. 2. KNXT Reports. Expose of girlie magazines. Jere Witter narrates. 9:00 — Chan. 13. Passport to Travel. "Acre, Ancient City of Isreal". mense, how almost unmeasura- bly vast is a billion dollars." Nevertheless, this did not deter him from giving it a go. As one illustration, Pelly noted that "with one billion dollars you could buy 500,000 new automobiles each costing $2,000." Maybe so, but you would need an awfully big garage. "Placed bumper to bumper these cars would extend 1,562 miles, about the distance from Cleveland, Ohio, to Salt Lake City, Utah," Pelly continued. On that point, at least, he speaks my language. I can readily visualize a traffic jam stretching from Ohio to Utah even if I can't envision a million dollars end to end. "One billion dollars in dollar bills would cover a building lot that is 51 feet wide and 219 feet long — a little more than a quarter acre — to a depth of 3 feet 7 inches," Pelly added. That might not be a bad idea. We could use it as a parking lot for some of those 500,000 cars. natural tendency in persons over 45 to become physically less active. Since few of them cut down on their food intake they begin to put on weight, especially if the years have made them prosperous. AU persons over 45 years of age should make an all-out effort to keep then- weight well within normal limits. Increasing blood pressure goes along with heightened nervous tension, the drive to get ahead and failure to get enough restful sleep. In its later stages high blood pressure may become a serious disease in itself and require special treatment. It can produce hardening of the arteries. Excessive cigarette smoking can cause hardening of the arteries by abnormally constricting these vessels. Also, heredity appears to play a part. If you come from a family in which hardening of the arteries at an early age don't be discouraged. You can't control your heredity but you can control the other factors, to add useful and enjoyable years to your life. THE ALMANAC Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 1963 with 167 to follow. The moon is approaching ita new phase. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Mars. On this day in history: In 1821, Spain ceded Florida to the United States. In 1362, President Abraham Lincoln w'as empowered to conscript men into the armed forces for nine months' service in the Civil War. In 1948, the southern Democrats from 13 states met in Buroing- ham, Ala., and organized a states' rights party to oppose the Truman-Barkley ticket In 1955, Arco, Idaho, became the first community in the world to receive all of its light and power from atomic energy. A thought for the day—Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover said: "Older men declare war ... but it is youth that must fight and die." One Minute Pulpit As my Father appointed a kingdom for me, so do I appoint for you. — Luke 22:29. I change my place, but not my company. While here I have sometimes walked with God, and now I go to rest with him. — Dr. M. J. Preston. LITTLE OLD N.Y. ATHENS, Tex. (UPI) - New York is far from the biggest city in the nation. It may be the smallest, if you are talking about New York, Texas. The hamlet of New York, near this northeast Texas city, has a population of about a dozen, give or take a transient or two.
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