Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on July 19, 1963 · Page 16
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Pago 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA JULY 19, 1963 Diamond Jubilee event to honor Redlonds founders One of the significant events of Redlands Diamond Jubilee celebration in November will be the ceremony un\^iling a plaque commemorating the pioneer triumvirate which founded Redlands. This comes about as the result of a paper J. S. Edwards, Redlands pioneer, delivered before the Fortnightly Club, Jan. 17, 1929 and the subsequent interest of Jack Levine, president of Greater Redlands Jewish Men's club, and other members of the club. In his paper Mr. Edwards wrote: "A Jewish peddler, Louis Jacobs, had opened a private bank in San Bernardino. A Connecticut Yankee civil engineer, chess player, F. E. Brown, was teachmg school in San Timoteo canyon. A young New York stockbroker, E. G. Judson, stopped off at Colton with a cinder in his eye. Spent a little time at Crafton. Met Brown. By this triumvirate was Redlands founded. Perhaps some day at the Triangle will be erected a monument A little man with a big head at a surveying instrument; (Brown) a big man, none too tidy in appearance, taking notes doubtfully, (Jacobs) and a very polished young man signing the notes nervously. (Judson)." Much has been \vritten through the years of Judson and Brown, but little about Jacobs, the man who financed early Redlands, the first Bear Valley dam and many other pioneering projects throughout San Bernardino County. Louis Jacobs was bom in Prussia in 1832. He came to New York in 1851, joined the gold rush, coming to San Frandsco by way of Panama, He mined or panned for gold a few months, but without much success. Jacobs then took the steamer to Los Angeles. He walked from there to San Bernardino \vith a peddlers' lack of "Yankee notions." In San Bernardino he opened a small store outside the Mormon fort. In 1875 The Bank of San Bernardino opened with Jacobs as manager. Soon he became proprietor of this private bank. The bank bought bullion, gold bars and gold dust. It was a solid financial institution and people had confidence in it Jacobs was a progressive business man and had faith in the San Bernardino valley even when things looked dark. His confidence was rewarded. He prog)ered. In 1900 Jacobs made a trip to Europe, but died suddenly on the way back. After his death the bank was discontinued, closing with all obligations met. Bro\ra and Judson were the developers. Jacobs the financier. It took a man ^vith capital and confidence in the futm-e of a dry, sagebrush covered land to get Redlands started. Louis Jacobs was that man. It is appropriate that the plaque be installed, suitably on the base of the Liberty Pole. "The timing is perfect The event is an authentic part of the Jubilee and gives deserved recognition to the optimists who saw in the red clay of Redlands the site for our wonderful town. Gasoline tax goes up Gov. Brown yesterday signed a bill raising the state gasoline tax from six to seven cents a gallon. He did this with mixed emotions because in his 1962 campaign he had promised not to raise taxes. Because the increase will go for county roads and city streets, it could be said that the increase was not an increase in state taxes. Of course any way you slice it, a seven cents a gallon tax is an increase over a six cent tax. If it means improved Redlands streets, and improved streets in the county area, few motorists are going to complain. There are already so many hidden taxes on the automobile and its fuel, the taxpayer would have a hard time finding out exactly how big the tax bite is. Another cent he will hardly notice. The hidden danger in the new law is the provision for an additional tax that may be levied by counties to raise funds for mass rapid transit There is nothing \vrong with a tax for this purpose. The evil is the manner in which it is mixed up with road taxes. California has built its system of fine freeways and highways by separating highway money from other state funds. The new law by its rapid transit provision changes that Now with this foot-in-the- door, there is the possibility of future raids on highway moneys. When that day comes, California may find that future highways may have to be built as toll roads because of a lack of pay-as-you-go funds. It could be a real threat The Newsreel Extreme care should be exercised in looking at the upcoming solar eclipse. The safest way, perhaps, is to send your wife out to gaze at it and tell you about it Directions are simple in the hills. When a tourist asks where he can see some real hillbillies he is just directed to the next town down the road. The man at the next desk says about the only thing that can be said for his vacation trip is that it was a little more successful than the Greek royal visit to England. Asked to lodge a complaint with the 200-pound neighbor about his little boy's conduct a reader of the diplomatic news said he would initiate inquiries but not necessarily make a formal protest Washing the child's mouth out with soap is no longer a widespread practice. This is not necessarily a breakdown in disdpline, ance soap these days probably tastes delicious. Surveying the array of bridal presents is an interesting experience for people who started married life with jelly glasses to drink out of and no ash trays except a couple of peanut cans. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore "Does a deer neigh?" said the voice at the other end of the line. It was another unusual question posed to the reference department at A. K. Smiley library, the local depository of all knowledge. "I don't think so, but we will look it up for you," replied Mrs. Isabelle Smith, reference librarian. She was correct, deer do not neigh. This was but one of many questions answered each day. Some of the other unusual ones Mrs. Smith recalls were: Q. What is the surface gravity percentage of each planet? A. Suu 27.9, Moon .1645, Merc- urj .3, Venus .86, Earth 1.0, Mars .38, Jupiter 2.65, Saturn 1.18. Uranus .9, Neptune 1.12, Pluto. .16. Q. What is Heisenberg's principle of uncertainty? A. It is impossible to determine simultaneously with any certainty the position of momentum of a particle. (This is used in the science of quantum mechanics.) Q. What is the per capita consumption of Coca Cola in Montreal? A. This one stumped the experts. Q. What is the historical background of the "looby-loo"? A. The looby-loo is now a children's game something like London Bridges Falling Down. It originated from celebration rites of diety in which animal postures were assumed. Later it was a court dance. British isles. Q. Where is the tilapia found? A. The tilapia is a fish. It is found in Eastern South Africa, the Far East and South America. Q. Do you have a colored illustration of a piasa bird? A. Only a black and white one. The piasa bird was part monster, part beast originating in American Indian mythology. Q. \\Tiat bird flies between 150 and 200 miles an hour? A. Asiatic spinetail swift. Q. What was the 1929 price of a Reo "Flying Cloud" automobile? A. Small model S1375-S1520. Master model S1595-S1995. Q. What do I feed a centipede? A. Flies, msects. One youngster came up to the desk out of breath to ask, "Who is Stanley Steamer and what did he do?" He was somewhat deflated when he learned that Stanley Steamer was an early day automobile that was steam powered. A practical question from a young patron one warm afternoon: "Where's the Coke machine in this building?" No Coke machine, but a fine new twin spigot, refrigerated drinking fountain in the lobby by the main entrance. One of the most popular items in the library. Mrs. Smith says that the influ.x of engineers, physicists and other scientific personnel into Redlands has caused a marked difference in the kinds of reference tools needed at the library. During the year ended June 30Hi, 123 new titles were added to the reference collection. Another big change results from upgrading the curriculum in the elementary schools. More and more children come from the children's room to the adult department for material. This poses a problem for a reference department that is already overcrowded. There has been a decline in the number of persons looking up answers for contests. The reference department helps out by telling the patron what the sources are, but the contestant has to do his own searchmg. The Civil War centennial has sparked interest in U.S. History. The major dates and events are easy enough, but obscure details send students and reference li- Starting Gun Washington Window U.S. living beyond income abroad too Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatues—Highest 93, lowest 57. Redlands school trustees recommend to county superintendent that Bert P. Marcum be appointed to succeed Earl Witmcr on both the Redlands elementary and high school boards. Telephone numbers in .Mentone to be changed tonight when new SIOO.OOO Mentone exchange on Mentone boulevard goes into service. City water department outlines eight basic s>'stem improvement projects which are designed to improve distribution, supply and pressure. Tim Jones pitches three-hit shutout with 20 strikeouts to lead Jaycee all-stars to 1-0 victory over Collon in Little League playoffs. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 94, lowest 59. City Council to adopt new building code which will require removal of such earthquake hazards as parapets and false walls. The Redlands own "Little Symphony" to present "an evening with George Gershwin" tomorrow night. Larry Hales and Stan Shuttleworth supervise construction of 13 sets of Photo Fiesta on behalf of Camera club. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—highest 88, lowest 58. Harold H. Coleman, former Los Angeles police lieutenant, named new city police judge by City Council. One millionth money order from Redlands post office sold to Dale Ferguson, assistant post master. The first was sold to Scipio Craig, editor of the Citrograph, on Oct. 1, 1888. Roy Sine, Chamber president, urges effort to gam unity between the Chamber and citrus interests. One Minute Pulpit Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen in gates of deep darkness?—Job 38:17. Death to the CSuistain is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils, and the resurrection of all his joys.— John Aughey. brarians on deep searches. One student wanted to know what the interior of a slave ship looked like. Unfortunately there was no illustration. TELEVISION FRIDAY NIGHT 5:00— 2—Movie 5—Popeye's Pier 5 Club 7—Love That Bob 9—Engineer Bill II—Broken Arrow 13—Tha.\ton'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 Sothern ii:13— 4—Commentary (C) 6:30— 2, 4—News 5—Peter Gunn 9—Our Miss Brooks 13-Cartoons (C) 6:45- 4—News (C) U-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—Flints tones 9—Movie 13—Deadline 9:00— 5—Movie 7—Dickens . .. Fenster 13-Surfside 9:30-2-Alfred Hitchcock 4-Price Is Right (C) 7—77 Sunset Strip 10:00- 4-Jack Paar (C) 5—Hollywood Park II, 13-News 10:20- 9-News 10:30— 2—Eyewitness 7—Third Man 9—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 4—Johnny Carson (C) 7—Movie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Captain Kangaroo 4—Shari Lewis (C) 5—Zorro's Fighting Legion 7—Movie 11—Movie 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 4—King Leonardo (C) 5—-Movie 11—Hawthorne Fair 10:00- 2-Alvin 4—Fury 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-CaIifornians—Western 7—Cartoonsville 11—Movie—Drama 13—Variedades 11:30- 2—Roy Rogers 5—Jlovie 7—Beany and Cecil 9—Cartoonsville 12:00-2-Sk-y King 4—Ivanhoe 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie 13—Movie 12:30— 2—News 4—Teacher '63 7—AUakazam 12:45— 2—Time out for Sports 11—Movie—Drama 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—Exclusively Outdoors 13—Movie 1:45- 9-News 2:00— 2—PGA Golf-Cbampion- ship 7—Movie 9—Movie 2:30— 5—Wrestling—Olympic Arena 3:00— 2—Repertoire Workshop 4-Agriculture U.S.A. (C) 11—Kiwanis Parade—Hawthorne 13—Movie 3:15— 7—Movie 3:30- 2—Los Angeles Report 4-Profile 5—Speedway International 3:45— 9—News 4:00— 2—Movie—Combedy 4—Just For Fun—Giroux 5—Women's Bowling 9—Trails West 4:30— 7—Wide World of Spts. 4—Movie 5—Bowling Tournament &—Foreign Legionnaire By Lyle C. Wilson In the simple terms of what really goes on, the Federal Reserve Board's increase in its discount rate is m recognition of the unhappy fact that the United States is living beyond its income abroad as well as at home. The immediate purpose of the rate increase is to make it more profitable to keep certam money on deposit and drawing interest in the United States than abroad; or, at least, not less profitable to have the money here ban elsewhere. If it works that way, the United States balance of payments position will be improved. The U.S. balance of payments position is the end result of the all international dealings between the United States and its people and foreign nations and their people. For some years now we have spent or given away abroad a lot more than foreigners have spent in the United States. This deficit in the international balance of payments is made up by payment m U.S. dollars. Accumulated Dollars Foreign individuals and governments happily accumulated these dollars immediately after the war. The U.S. dollar was so sturdy and so much sought that much of the free world used accumulated dollars as backing for its own currency. The dollar, literally, was as good as gold. Better, maybe, because it was handier m the pocket. The U.S. gold dollar also had some gold backing, up to 25 per cent. About $12 billion of the gold hoard accumulated by the United States was and is required to provide that 25 per cent gold backing of the U.S. dollar. Foreign owners of U.S. dollars got a much better deal than that. Each of their dollars was backed by gold 100 per cent. That came about because the Roosevelt administration committed the United States m 1934 to sell to foreigners gold at S35 an ounce. That commitment still holds. So a foreigner with U.S. dollars has been able to demand in exchange U.S. gold to the value of his dollars. The Citizens Foreign Aid Committee calculates that on Dec. 31, 1952, the U.S. gold reserve was S23.2 billion and the gold reserve of all other free world countries was S13 billion. The U.S. gold hoard today is down to S15.6 billion whereas the gold holdings of other free world nations had increased by Dec. 31, 1961, to S23.6 billion. Some Still Hold Dollars The committee calculated that from Dec. 31, 1952, to Dec. 31, 1961. the U.S. balance of payments deficit was about S19.S billion. Our overseas spending in those years was that much more than we received from overseas. Obviously, many foreigners no longer regard the U.S. dollar as good as gold. But some still do hold dollars and that creates another problem. The American Institute for Economic Research at Great Harrington. Vt.. calculated in .August, 1962. that those outstanding foreign dollar claims already exceeded the capacity of the United States to make good in gold. If the foreigners demanded their gold we could not pay up. Tnis v/ould create a catastrophic chaos in the free world where the dolla is a vital part of the international economy. Chairman Harry F. Byrd of the Senate Finance Committee explained this situation in a speech the other day and added; "I regard this as our most serious fiscal and financial problem." Byrd was being consistent. He abhors living beyond means whether at home or abroad. DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Ringworm, other skin ills require exacting care By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt LIGHTER SIDE No spirit of the trail BERRY'S WORLD **! dea?f etre bow jevtal he seemt, Averell, keef your back to tie ivalll" BY DICK WEST United Pres International WASHINGTON (UPI) — \Vhere are the pioneer women of yesteryear? What has happened to the adventurous spirit that sent our foremothers trekking across the plains in covered wagons? Nowadays you have trouble getting a woman to trek across the street in an air conditioned station wagon. Especially if her children are trekking with her. ITie reluctance of modem women to trek around in a car full of children is a cause for national concern. I encounter trekking resistance each summer when we are planning our vacation. My wife will argue vehemently against any trip of more than five blocks. At times she resorts to petty obstructionist tactics, like hiding my road maps. Widespread Preblcm I might mark this down as a case of individual eccentricity had I not heard so many other wives voice aversion to the open road. Apparently the problem is widespread. If fiiere were any real hardships involved, I could understand it But everyone who watches televiaon commercials knows that family can travel in these times with ease and comfort, j I do everything possible to lighten the load for my wife. We divide our vacation preparations roughly as follows: I lay out the route and she does the packing, takes the cat to the boarding kennel, stops the milk and papa-, arranges to have the mail forwarded, finds someone to water the flowers, gets the car serviced, notifies the relatives that we will be dropping in on them, and floats a loan at the bank. Part Of Fun It is no easy job to lay out a route, but I accept that diore as part of the fun of vacations. For some reason my wife doesn't seem to regard her assignments in the same spirit On the road I continue to accept most of the responsibility. I do the driving and she coordinates the bathroom stops, keeps the baby from grabbing the steering wheel, arbitrates disputes between the older children, keeps the baby from climbing out the window, watches for restaurants and motels, and keeps an eye out for the highway patrol. Travel has a strange effect on her. For instance, she dislikes driving, but after 400 or 500 miles ^e practically begs to take the wheel. In a short vbUe, or as soon as Q—Is ringworm primarily a fungus condition or a blood condition? How can I get rid of it? Is it the same as althlete's foot? A—Rmgworm is a fungus disease that may attack any part of the skin but it hs a marked preference for parts that are moist. For this reason it is common in the groin and in the feet where it is called athlete's foot. Many persons who are not in the least athletic also get it. A new fungicide, chloroxylenol, has proved very effective in some persons who have used it. Recent studies indicate that in some persons rodshaped bacteria rather than a fungus cause athlete's foot. This would account for the failure of some victims to get relief from any of the fungicides and for their cure by other drugs. It all boils down to what I hve said many times in the past: First find the exact cause. When this is done the treatment prescribed by your doctor is often surprisingly easy. But always, you must keep your feet as dry as possible as much of the time as possible. Q—For several weeks I have had a salt taste in my mouth. I've checked with my dentis and have used different kinds of mouthwash but nothing seems to help. ^Vhat could cause this? A—This rather baffling symptom is observed in some persons who smoke excessively. If you smoke try cutting it out for four or five weeks and see whether the salty taste disappears. Cutting out smoking will give you other dividends as well. On the other hand, the taste may be due to an acid saliva in contact with an amalgam filling, but such cause would hve been discovered by your dentist. In a few persons sleeping with the mouth open is associated with a salty taste. If you are taking medicines that contain ammonium or calcium iodide, or sodium baracbonate, this could be the cause. If you are not taking any of these try cutting down or eh'minating table salt from your diet for a week and see if that will help you. Q—What would cause me to feel pain m a leg that was taken off 10 years ago? A—Nearly every person who has an amputation has some painful sensation in the severed ending of the nerve that supplied the lost leg. This is called phantom leg pain. In most persons this clears up in a few months. Operations to further remove sensory pathways to or in the brain have been attempted when the pain is persistent and severe, but the results are often disappointing. Q—My sister has a craving to eat raw rolled oats. She is gaining weight. Is it harmful to eat rolled oats raw? A—Rolled oats may be eaten raw without harm, but an excessive gain in weight is harmful and the rolled oats may be a contributing factor. Please send your questions and comments to Dr. Qayne G. Brandstadt, M.D., in care of this paper. ^Vhile Dr. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters, he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. THE ALMANAC Today is Friday, July 19, the 200th day of 1963 with 165 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Mars. On this day in history: In 1848, at the first woman's rights convention, blomers were introduced, a radical departure in women's dress. In 1870, the Franco-Prussian War began. In 1914, German armies began to retreat across the Mame River in France, after their last great world war offensive in France. In 1941, the Worid War H "V" for Victory campaign was launched in Europe with a broadcast by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. A thought ior the day—Authoir William Somerset Maugham said: "People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise." Teletips TOP SHOW: - 10:00, Chan. 4. Jack Paar's guests are Bette Davis, Jonathan Winters, Gisele MacKenzie and Fred Demara. (repeat) 8:00 — Chan. 11. "30 Seconds Over Tokyo". Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker in true drama of secret bomber raid on Tokyo. 9:30 — Chan. 2. Alfred Hitchcock presents story of housewife who begms to fear the presence of a woman to whom she has rented a room. (Repeat) I find out what she did with the car keys, we will be trekking across the plains oa this year's vacation trip. I reminded my wife that my great-grandmother crossed the plains with lOO head of cattle. "Some people have all the luck," she said. The banking of an airplane in turning is bron^t about by its ailerons— hinged portions o£ tlie wings, usually at the rear edges. These ailerons are linked to the control panel so that for a right torn the right aileron will rise vMe the left one lowers. @ EaqrdooMdia Iritouka

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