2 ~Satur(lay, Aug. 10, 1963 Redlands Daily Facts Senate tribute Hoover 89 today, still able to do some work NEW YORK (UPI) - Ailing former President Herbert C. Hoo-, ver celebrates the 89lh anniversary of liis birth today with a lew close relatives and friends. Hoover, instead of holding his traditional birthday eve news conference, issued a brief message to feUow Americans from his skyscraper apartment in Manhattan. It said, in part: "We have a great way of life- let's keep it that way." Birthday cards and sprays of flowers, some taller than Hoover's favorite fishing rod, adorned tables, cabinets and the mantlepiece in the sitting room of his apartment in the Waldorf Towers. Gets Special Tribute In Washington, for the second straight year. Sen. Carl T. Curtis, R-Neb., paid a special tribute to Hoover in the Senate Friday for his "exemplary life." The 3Ist president, a Republican who served in the \Miite House from 1929 to 1932, was critically ill with a gastro-intes- tinal disorder for several days last June. Since then, his physicians said Hoover "has become stronger and is able to work at his desk for a short period each day. The number of his visitors still is limited, and.. .it is advisable that he should not assume any public obligations at the present time." Works On History One of Hoover's aides said he worked steadily on his "magnum opus," a history of the past 30 years designed for publication in several volumes. He recently i completed a book on fishing, his favorite sport. The former chief e.xecutive was bom in West Branch, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 1874. His parents died when he was a youngster and he went to live with relatives in Oregon. After graduatmg from Stanford University, Hoover worked as a mining engineer and then, during World War I. began his long career in government as an administrator of relief funds and goods. SWEETIE PIE By Nadine Seltzet Larry Andreasen scores with amazing dive CHICAGO (UPI) — The expected assault on records didn't take place during the first day of the National AAU men's swimming championships Friday, but California school boy Larry Andreasen pulled off an almost impossible dive. The 17-year-old Anaheim, Calif., state high school champion, who never had figured in major competition, piled up an amazing score of 72.50 on a forward 3Vi somersault dive. Three of the five judges scored him eight of a possible 10. Most of the winning names— the Indianapolis Athletic Club, Don Scholader, Tom Stock and Ted Stickles — were familiar ones in the outdoor competition at the Ridgeland common pool in 0 CHUVHU.1"- TJ«. «» Oi '•«. I* "You think you've got problems? HE'S in for LIFE!" suburban Oak Park. Schollander, another California teen-ager from the Santa Clara S.C., scored the biggest triumph of the day. He swept to victory by 25 feet in the 400 meter freestyle with a clocking of 4:17.7. The tow-headed Schollander won the 1962 outdoor 200 meter freestyle and (he 1963 AAU indoor 200 yard freestyle. Stock, a world record holder in the back stroke, won his seventh national title by taking the 200 meter event in 2:12.4. But the 21- year-old Indiana University student from Aurora, 111., missed his best time by more than a second. Stickles, another contender from the "loaded" Indianapolis team, splashed to his third consecutive 40O meter individual medley crown in 4:55.0. But Stickles, 21, from Santa Clara, Calif., was four seconds over his American and world record. MACK GETS NOD NEWTON, Wales (UPI) -Freddie Mack, formerly of Brooklyn, N. Y., is favored to defeat Joe Erskine of Walkes, the former British and Empire heavyweight champion, tonight in a 10-round bout. Mack, 26, has settled in Italy. IN \ OAKRIDGE DLANDS Here in the well established prestige country club area of Eedlands is a select gi'oup of fine new homes Oakridge. ^ Located in the gentle rolling hills, these custom-styled four and five bedroom air-conditioned residences are set on extra large, pool-size lots to assure maximum privacy and individuality. Distinctive exterior designs are combined with new concepts in interior planning. FEATURING: WALL TO WALL CARPETING " LUMINOUS CEILINGS " BUILT IN KANGE & OVEN » DISPOSAL B DISHWASHER » 4 & 5 'BBm.oons o SHAKE EOOFS STONE, BRICK & WOOD EXTERIORS DIRECTIONS: East on Rt. 99 to Ford Street Off-Ramp at Franklin & Oak OAKRIDGE : Exclusive Sales Agents: ' ^ ' BABCOCK REALTY 304 E. STATE STREET " REDLANDS, CALIF. - 793-2613 Designed by Development Coordinators Demo chairman says Birchers to take over GOP SACRAMENTO UPI) — Democratic National Chairman John M. Bailey warned today that the He- publican party was in danger of becoming an "instrument of the John Birch Society." He said "detailed plans" for a "right wing takeover" of the GOP had already been framed — at a recent Human Events conference in Washington. Keynoting C a 1 i f o r n i a's 1963 Democratic state convention. Bailey chastized GOP National Chairman William Miller for a recent statement that he did not know of the ultra-right wing. "I must sympathize with the Republican chairman who has been kept so much in the dark. Bailey told fellow Democrats. "I am afraid that when he come out of his Rip Van Winkle siesta he will discover that the Republican party has become an instrument of the John Birch Society." Bailey suggested that Miller "establish a RepubUcan pony ex press route between California and Washington smce the far right has apparently cut the telephone wires to the national committee. "The John Birchers and their far right buddies have taken over the Young Republicans in California and...they have taken over the Young Republicans nationally," he claimed. "At the recent Human Events conference in Washington, detailed plans were distributed for the far right takeover of the Republican party." Blasts Congressional GOP The Democratic leader blasted Republicans in Congress as "so accustomed to voting no that their heads shake automatically when they hear their name called." But he urged GOP senators to vote to ratif}' the test ban accord signed by the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union and said it would be a vote "toward peace." Racial strife at Calif, capital Civil rights legislation of debatable effect Hurricane Arlene rages against sea HAMILTON, Bermuda (UPD- Hurrieane Arlene, first big tropi cal storm of the year, raged against the sea and not much else today after raking Bermuda with wind gusts of nearly lOO miles an hour. The storm lashed Bermuda for about four hours Friday, but the island was battened down and ready for it. It ripped off several roofs, caused some flooding, snapped power lines and tree limbs and sunk a few small boats. Most businesses here, however, remained open. In the latest advisorj', the Weather Bureau said Arlene was about 280 miles northeast of Bermuda and was movug northeast at about 30 miles an hour. The hurricane was expected to continue in that durection during the day. No land area was threatened immediately by the hurricane, the bureau said, although shipping in its path should exercise caution. Highest winds at the hurricane's center ranged from 75 to 100 m.p.h., with gales extending 150 miles in all directions. EDITORS NOTE: This is the fourth of five articles on the I96J leolslature. This one covers civil rights. By GEORGE SKELTON United Press International SACRAMENTO (UPI) —Legislators had never seen anything quite like it. Two dozen bodies lay across the red carpet of the usually dignified Senate chamber, through the massive doorway and out onto the tile corridor. California's state capitol had become the site of a bitter racial demonstration. It was a late afternoon in June as state police dragged the "lie- in" demonstrators from a surprised Senate amid shouts from bj-standers of "police brutality." It was the type of tWng that wasn't supposed to happen in Cal- iform'a — least of all the state capitol. That was the most tension- packed hour of a "sit-in" protest that began without wammg on Memorial Day and didn't let up until midnight June 21 after the legislature had passed an angrily debated fair housing bill seven minutes before mandatory adjournment. Three Weeks of Pressure The demonstrators sat around the second floor capitol rotunda- midway between the Assembly and Senate chambers —for three weeks while the controversial measure stalled in Senate committee. They were joined once by actors Paul Newman and Marlon Brando. Another time Gov. Edmund G. Brown visited them and later pledged "to use every ounce of power and persuasion a governor has to push this important legislation." What effect all this combined pressiu-e—together with headlines from the South—had on the Senate Government Effidency Committee probably never will be known. But the committee—thanks largely to the efforts of Sen. Edwin J. Regan, D -Weavervill6— finally agreed on a compromise the day before the general session adjourned. Then, despite delaying tactics by Sen. President Pro Tem Hugh Bums, D-Fresno, the bill passed the Senate, 22-16, a half-hour before adjournment and swiftly cleared a sympathetic Assembly, 62-9. Bill Signed Last Month It was signed by Gov. Edmund G. Brown last month and the special session appropriated $73,000 to ^orce it. Brown said the bill represented "an historic step towards giving every Californian the right to live where he pleases." But not everyone agreed. A Citizens League of Individual Freedoms launched a drive to place the new law before voters in an effort to get it killed. The measure was authored by Negro Assemblyman W. Byron Rumford, D-Berkeley, who tried for weeks to reach agreement with Sen. Luther E. Gibson, D- Vallejo, chairman of the Senate committee. Finally, Regan broke the deadlock by working out a compromise. And it was Regan who also forced the 11th hour Senate vote. IN HOLLYWOOD Nobleman plays film "Barbarian" By Erskine Johnson ROME - (NEA) - The list of "barbarians" on the casting call sheet included the name of "Fred Ledebur" and when the camera rolled he turned out to be one of the more ferocious ones. He was a huge man, 6 feet 5, with gray hair and a weather beaten face, and behind a grizzly beard he looked the part. But he was far from what he looked. liVhen he pointed him out, director Anthony Mann said: 'You'd never guess this, but that fellow is one of Europe's working aristrocrats." His name was Friederich Ledebur — Count Ledebur II. His father retained his title but lost his estates when part of Austria became Poland. There's still a touch of glamor to a title in Europe, and the movie business is delighted to employ a count or an ex-queen named Soraya. Count Ledebur, whom we met here on the set of "The Fall of the Roman Empure," is no john ny-come-lately, however. Neither is Count Andre Esterhazy. Now a movie bit player, too, Esterhazy's family once owned huge estates in Hungary. Mexico citrus recovering from disastrous freeze LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Mexico will continue to be a major citrus producer despite a disastrous freeze earlier this year, a citrus company president predicted Friday. Houston C. Kier. president of Vita-Pakt Citrus Products Co., made the forecast before the agriculture committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Kier, who recently returned from a tour of citrus producing areas in Mexico and Australia,described the current mtemational citrus situation and emphasized the need for greater trade among the Free Worid. "Unlimited trade and commerce between free nations would be a far stronger barrier against the spread of Communism than the present U.S. poh'cy of pouring billions of dollars into other nations in the form of direct government grants," Kier said. He said the comeback in Mexican citrus production was possible within a two-year period as a result of increased planting stimulated by the freeze in formerly non-citrus producing areas of the country. SELL IT TOMORROW With an mexpensive Classified Ad CARNIVAL By Dick Torner iwiri«i n TJM. W >« <w. How about asking the Smiths over for bridge, Ethel? They're water enthusiasts!" Now a citizen of the U.S., Count Ledebur made his film debut in "Moby Dick" after a long friendship with director John Huston. He was in two other Huston fihns, "Freud" and "The Misfits." Count Esterhazy has played 30 small roles since Billy Wilder cast him as a secretary in Audrey Hepburn's embassy in 1952's film, "Roman Holiday." He's currently on screen as the Hungarian ambassador m "55 Days at Peking." More candid than most down-on-their-luck aristrocrats. Count Esterhazy recently told a reporter that titled Europeans become actors for a very good reason. "They don't know how to do anything else," he said. After removing his barbarian makeup. Count Ledebur turned out to be an elegant, charming man who told me that acting was his youthful ambition. When his family's world crumbled, he became a rancher in arizona and Nevada and then went to New York to study drama. Yul Brynner was one of his classmates there. He lives now in the Ojai Valley, near Hollywood, and among film people he is noted for a fancy station wagon in which he travels to and from locations and studios. The wagon is custom- fitted for sleepmg and eating and Huston once commented: I suspect if I met Count Ledebur in bis station wagon in the middle of the Libyan desert he would say, 'Just in time for dinner, John." Then he would wrestle up a gourmet dinner complete down to fine liqueur and an excellent cigar. know In its final form, the bill 'AB- 1240) covered an estimated 60 to 70 per cent of all dwellings in the state. It prohibited racial and religious discrimination in the sale and rental of: —PubUcly assisted (Cal Vet. FHA) single family dwelling occupied by the owner. —Publicly assisted multiple dwellings of three or more units. —Privately financed dwellmgs of five or more units. Sales Oiscriminatien Banned In addition, the bill incorporated provisions of the Unruh Act. an earlier law by Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh, D-Inglewood, that prohibited discrimination in sales, mcluding m the field of housing. By coincidence, it was Unruh who had warned the Democratic Party to retrench on some civil rights bills to avoid getting too far out in front of the public will. He made the statement following the rejection fay Berkeley voters of a housmg discrimination ordinance. The Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) was assigned the task of invesgigating complaints under the Rumford BL'I seeking settlement through conferences 2nd persuasion. The FEPC also was given power to order a home or apartment owner to either rent or sell to a certain person. If this failed, the owner couid be made to pay $500 in damges, or even be sentenced for contempt of court. The fair housing bill was the key part of a civil rights program proposed by Brown in February to "end the nightmare of racial discrimination." Interracial Classrooms Another Bro\vn-supported measure signed into law created a Commission of Intergroup Relations. It was aimed at ending de facto segregation in schools. The measure, by Sen. Albert Rodda, D-Sacramento, also permitted the state Department of Education to help districts draw school boundaries to make metropolitan classrooms more interracial. Other successful civil rights bills banned discrimination on public beaches and in state civil service. But not all civil rights legislation got past the lawmakers. An "anti-blockbusting" bill died in the Senate. It was designed to end panic home selling to minority races. Under its terms, the license of a real estate salesman or broker engaged in discriminatory practices could have been suspended or revoked. Another Brown-backed bill that was killed would have requked the suspension or revocation of any state license held by a person who engaged in discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin. Fair Practices Code Brown, however, took care of these two bills ^ia executive order last weekend. He issued a sweeping, 15-pouit "Code of Fair Practices" aimed at stopping discrimination within state government and private industry licensed by the state. Probably the biggest introducer of civil rights bills was Frediman Assemblyman Mervyn Jf. Dymally, D-Los Angeles, a Negro. Some of his rejected bills would have made it a misdemeanor to use police dogs to control a "peaceful assembly or demonstration," prohibited discrimination in hiring of teachers; and permitted California to disregard Southern convictions of Freedom Riders. During one bitter committee hearing late in the session, Dymally warned that the United States could face a "violent war between the races." "I'm warning you that my son is not going to be as tolerant as I He's the only man I ^ , „ — „—„ who ever brought old world charm' have been," he said. "At least I to a station wagon." hope he will not." A TRIBUTE To Our American Legion Valor, said one of the great philosophers, is something lightly remembered Is that true here in this town? We don't think so. We remember. We remember the faces and figures of our boys who marched away for World War I. . . and our lads who donned 'viniforms for World War H. The American Legion is a fraternity of these men who, when the occasion arose, took up arms in OUR defense. Do THEY remember? Most certainly. They remember everything they and their buddies went through; and now with their regular meetings at the Post, they glory in the fact that they constitute one of the greatest, most influential forces for good in our nation. All hail our heroes who proudly wore the Blue and the Khaki! f. ARTHUR CORTNER 221 BROOKSIDE AVE. •Py 2-1411 WE SALUTE OUR TOWN!
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