Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 29, 1965 · Page 20
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 20

Redlands, California
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Thursday, April 29, 1965
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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA APRIL 29, 1965 With a Grain Of Salt { By Frank and Bill Moore /'—And These Go With rage 20 ,-...»» _,,..— , , „ , , Children of the Lincoln School in San Bernardino wrote letters after their recent visit to the County Museum at Bloomington. But the directors of the Mu_. .... - .. . .... , seum couldn't read the chil- Tne political problem in curtailing automo- dren>s 2 etters di rec tly. The bile smog is to go as fast in reform as the California public will accept—but no faster. Public opinion limits the pace of auto smog control teacher had to translate them. The letters were written in Braille. At the beginning of this year, there was a loud flap because the law seemed to have gotten ahead of the public. This is the 12- month period in which every 1950-or-newer car was supposed to be equipped with a crankcase blowby device. Because the public was psychologically unprepared for this, the confusing word that came with the license renewal cards set off a to-do. The Legislature quickly called a trace. The requirement would be suspended for 1965. In the Legislature, the auto smog bill which is in the mill has stuck with the previous requirement, merely confirming the one-year delay (for cars that remain in the same ownership.) It has also toughened up the local option provision. If a county has a smog control district, it can't claim that automobiles are no problem and duck out of the automobile pollution control program. But now we come to the real sticker in the program. That is the requirement that automobiles be equipped with a second device, to minimize tail pipe smog. As the law stands, the 1966 model cars that come onto the market this year will be compelled to have factory-installed exhaust-s m o g systems. No change is in prospect. However, the California board which governs the auto smog program has been holding off on a step that under the existing law would compel all automobiles of modern vintage to be equipped with exhaust emission controllers. This step would be to certify as satisfactory a second . system which "'as devised by a private manufacturer. The board has held off because the January flap indicates that the public simply isn't ready for this burden. Now the Los Angeles Times is editorially urging the Legislature to make the installation of exhaust systems mandatory on not-new cars, as contemplated in present law. In other words, the Legislature would over-ride the smog board and compel these installations. Although the Facts is a consistent supporter of automobile smog control, it does not appear to us that the public would accept the proposed regulation at this time. Because the crankcase blowby program was delayed for a year, same-car owners are still faced with the cost of installation in 1066. They must not only adjust themselves to the expense, but to the inconvenience of installation and inspection. The exhaust system is far more complicated, costly and controversial. Thousands of car owners would balk. In many of the counties in California where there is no acute smog problem at this time, the prevailing sentiment would be that the requirement was ridiculous. It would be hard to find a jury of 12 people who would convict a violator. No, the smog counties should have learned their lesson from the flap of January 1965. Automobile smog devices will be fully accepted in California if the Legislature does not try to go any faster than it is possible to lead most of the motoring public into willing cooperation. Police Scored at Berkeley In the famous sit - in of the Free Speech Movement rebels at Sproul Hall in December was voiced. That the charge was sheer propaganda was underscored in a Bruce Biossat column published in the Facts Monday. The Berkeley police had learned the lesson o! the demonstration against the House Un- American Activities committee conducted at dent Johnson Wednesday pro- the San Francisco City Hall. There the demon- claimed Sunday, May 9, as strators were hosed by the fire department 4 Ioth ^ r ' s l and dragged down the long stair case by the prm priaf"iy. police in order to get them out of the building where Court could not be held because of the noise. What the Berkeley police did was to train systematically for just such an event as the Sproul Hall demonstration. They practiced on each other, learning how you do move a man who goes limp and insists on being dragged. They prepared for identifying at the scene each man who was arrested. How this operation was carried out was investigated by a police chief's organization. Their report was the subject of Biossat's column. Here is a case of heads-up work by a police department. New techniques are needed to meet the new problems of this day. One of the is the mass sit-in. Old methods simply will not do. They make grist for the propaganda mills of those who would cry "police brutality." At Berkeley they beat the radicals at their own game. The Newsreel It's a difficult decision for the airline executive, whether to buy faster airplanes or think up snappier nicknames for the ones he already has. The man at the next desk is encouraged by the arrest of three men accused of giving away American secrets; he hadn't known we had any left. Now that the motorized skateboard is available in Redlands, the law will undoubtedly have to take note. /Does a putt-putt skateboard require a California license plate? Does the "driver" have to prove that he can parallel park . . . and get a license? Are headlights mandatory after the sun goes down? These are questions for the Department of Motor Vehicles. On the local level, some City Councils are becoming restive, even with the old-fashioned skate board — the kind without a motor. In Gridley (Butte county) the city fathers declared last week that skateboards have become a menace .to public safety. They directed the police to warn the kids of the danger. If all else fails, the Council said, a law will be passed, banning skateboards. Perhaps so, but Gridley will need a 150-man police force to enforce the law if skateboards are as numerous in that town as they are in this one. A friend who hopped a bus the other day reports that ha found a vacant seat, all right, bin he felt that it would be a poetic injustice for him to sit on it. Inscribed on the blue leather was this touching sentiment: "Debbie loves Ron". Our medical operative reports that the wonder drugs haven't driven the older remedies completely out of the market. In Redlands you can still buy: Wahoo bark Mother wort Tancy American worm seed Squaw Vine They don't put the herbs in :he show window anymore. Almost 30 years have elapsed since the Chinese herb doctor conducted business in downtown Redlands. But some of the Pharmacists do have .the "natural remedies" for those who want I horn. The lingering demand, our np- rraiive says, is mostly from the oldest natives of Mexico. In the villages from whence they came life was simple. They knew both cultivated and wild plants as home remedies for the assorted afflictions of man. They will always be partial to herbs. The bcautification people are fond of saying that a!! utilities should be placed underground. Since the gray squirrels cannot speak for themselves we • hall put in a word on their behalf. Telephone cables were erected in Redlands for the enjoyment and safety of gray squirrels. You can see them any day along Highland avenue, scampering far greater case than a high- wire walker in a circus. H you listen carefully you :an hear Johnny, the Squirrel, .aunting you. "Hch — you down there on the ground. You can't walk on a cable like this, can you?" he will say. Then he will dance along his private high wire to show you how clever an acrobat he is. As to safety? Well, he never falls . . . and his skyway keeps him out of the path of murderous automobiles. MOTHER'S DAY WASHINGTON (UPD—Presi- Y iet policy foes f playing with fire By WILLIAM S. WHITE Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: — 10:00, Chan. 9. Special '65. "Mahatma: the Great Soul." Chronicles Gandhi's life and achievements. g : 30 _ Chan. 2. Perry Mason. "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla." Delia buys the personal papers of a dead woman at a public auction — and is promptly offered SI, 000 for them. 8:00 — Chan. 13. Survival. James Whitmore tells the story of Lt. Frank Ellis. Navy fighter pilot who went down with his plane rather than let it crash into a trailer camp. Though Ellis's legs were amputated, he's determined to return to flight status. 10:00 — Chan. 7. World's Fair Spectacular. THURSDAY NIGHT 5:00— 5—Shebang 7—News 9—Laurel and Hardy 11—Billy Barty 13—Lloyd Thaxton 5:30— 7—News 9—People's Choice Redlands Yesterdays „£,««- aap " FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 70. lowest 41. UR A 1 u m n i Association achieved a new alumni-giving record of 44.5 per cent participation during 1959, Jack B. Cummings, director of alumni reports. Harold Wright, 121 South Buena Vista, Kedlands, celebrates 39th anniversary with Bank of America. Mrs. Larry Hcndon installed as president of the University of Redlands faculty wives. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 64, lowest 45. Mrs. Austin T. Park elected president of the San Bernardino County Federation of Women's clubs. Dr. Roland K. Miller elected president of the Redlands Lions club to succeed Virgil Luke. UR students sweep all three places in Forest Lawn Writing Awards contest finals — Anne Coker, first: Doris Ruth Hohl- ficld, second and Charles Molnar, Jr., third. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 69. lowest 51. Wendell Wright wins two firsts and a second in the fourth annual festival of arts (Chepulechi) at Redlands High. Irvin King, 13, wins poster contest for designs suitable for Y Circus. Rev. Gerald Churchill, new pastor of the First Congregational church, to arrive with his family next week. 5—Romper Room 11—Movie 9:55— 4—News 10:00— 2—Andy Griffith 4—Concentration 7—Mike Douglas 9—Movie 10:15—13—Intelligent Parent 11—Mickey Mouse Club 10:30— 2—McCoys 5:45— 4, 7—News 6:00— 2—News 5—Forest Rangers 7—Movie 9—9th Street West 11—Paul Winchell (c) 13—Ruff &. Reddy (c) 6:30— 4—News 5—Leave It To Beaver 13—Yogi Bear 7:00— 2—News 4—Happy Wanderers 5—Rifleman 9—Honeymooners It—Bachelor Father 13—Passport to Travel 7:30— 2—Munsters 5—It's a Small World 'c> 7—Jonny Quest (c) 9—Movie <c> 11—Wells Fargo 13—Tnie Adventure (c) S:00— 2— Perry Mason 5—Movie 7—Donna Reed 11—Great War 13—Survival 8:30— 4—Dr. Kildare 7—My Three Sons 11—Bilko 13—Winston Churchill 9:00— 2—Password 7—Bewitched 11—East Side—West Side 13—Dick Powell Theatre 9:30— 2—Celebrity Game 4—Hazel 7—Peyton Place 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Defenders 4—Kraft Suspense Theatre 5—Detectives 7—World's Fair Spectacular 9—Special '65 11—News 13—Vagabond 10:30— 5, 13—News 11:00— 2, 4, 7, 9—News 5—Movie 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny CarFOn 'ci 7—Nightlife 11:30— 2—Movie FRIDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Jeopardy (c) 5—Movie ] o: 45—13—Guideposts 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—Call My Bluff (c) 13—Mr. Merchandising 11:25— 2—News 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—I'll Bet 7—Price Is Right 9—Spectrum 11—Lunch Brigade (c) 13—-Your Star Showcase 11:45— 2—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—My Little Margie 4—Let's Make a Deal (c) 5—World Adventures (c) 7—Donna Reed 9—Drama '65 13—Ann Sothern 12:25— 4—News 12:30— 2—As the World Turns 4—Moment of Truth S—Topper 7—Father Knows Best 11—Movie 13—Letters to the Manager 12:45—13—News 1:00— 2—Password 4—Doctors 5—Ray Milland 7—Rebus 9—Movie 13—Movie Icl 1:30—2—House Party 4—Another World 5—Burns and Allen 7—Girl Talk 2:00— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—You Don't Say! (c) 5—Peter Gunn 7—Flame in the Wind 2:25— 2—News 2:30— 2—Edge of Night 4—Match Game 5—Thin Man 7—Day in Court 9—9 on the Line 2:55— 4, 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Everything's Relative 5—Movie 7—General Hospital 13—Rocky & His Friends 3:15—13—Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—Jack Benny 4 —Movie 7—Young Marricds 9—King and Odie (c) WASHINGTON — Frightening outlines of what could become an American tragedy without example can be seen in the feverish attacks of American citizens on the integrity of their government's course in resisting Communist aggression in Viet Nam. A small but screechmgly articulate Democratic splinter in the Senate is day by day inviting the North Vietnamese and Chinese Communists to believe these monstrously dangerous falsehoods: 1. That the United States does not really mean it when it says we will not allow the Communist invaders a free run over South Viet Nam on the way to eventual conquest of all Southeast Asia. 3. That the Communists may safely persist in their attacks in the supposition that President Johnson's policy—which was also the policy of the Republican President Dwight Eisenhower and the Democratic President John Kennedy—is opposed by a great and possibly even decisive part of the American political community. 3. That any number of Communist refusals to open honorable negotiations—that is, negotiations preconditioned by a halt in Communist assaults upon South Viet Nam—will not stop the critics from ceaselessly demanding that the United States cease its own bombing, regardless of continued Communist aggression. And what is to all accounts a small but screechingly articulate minority of college students and professors is contributing its bit. It is suggesting — and the Communist foreign press is lapping it up—that the real intellectuals and true friends of "peace" in this nation are in total revolt against our cause in Viet Nam. Thus when the monumentally patient Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, at last speaks out plainly against all the bitter nonsense, all the blind rejection of the demonstrated facts of history about Communist aggression, what befalls him? Why, such a Senator as Wayne Morse of Oregon calls for the head not only of Rusk but also of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. To Morse, out action in Viet Nam. in which \ve are carrying out the solemn pledges of three 5—For Kids Only 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odie 11—Jack LaLanne 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guideposts 9:30— 2—I Love Lucy 4:00— 2—Sea Hunt 7—Trailmaster 9—Jungle 11—Hobo Kelly (c) 13—Courageous Cat (c) 4:30— 2—Movie 5—News and Features 9—Astroboy 4—What's This Song? (c) 4:45—13—Rocky (c) LIGHTER SIDE Picketing too WASHINGTON (UPD — One of the ways that the U.S. government is trying to improve America's balance - of - payments situation is through the tourist industry. The idea is to encourage both Americans and foreigners to spend their vacations in this ^= country, thus bringing in or retaining dollars that might otherwise stay or go abroad. Thus far, the program has been directed mainly at promoting existing landmarks, scenic spots and other points of interest. This is all well and good, but I believe some attention also should be given to the develooment of new attractions. A good place to start would be here in the capital, which has a number of interesting tentials in that regard. For example, many people have seen photographs of the President shaking hands with tourists through the White House fence. That would be a By DICK WEST American Presidents, is "immoral and Godless." He rages at ^the word "appeasement." But what else, in fact, is it when men in public positions persistently find so much that is wrong with us and so much that is right with the Communist invaders? Another Democratic Senator, Russell Long of Louisiana, goes to the heart of it. For, he says truthfully, "modern-day appeasers and isolationists" are leading the Communists to suppose "that we will surrender all Asia to them if they will just keep up the pressure. So long as our adversaries suspect that this may be the case, they are going to pay an increasingly greater price to test our will." Criticism of any foreign policy is, of course, both right and useful so long as critics do not distort the demonstrable facts of history beyond reason and belief. But no decent dialogue can be conducted with Senators who use hysterical venom in place of reason and shameful attacks upon devoted public men—from the privileged sanctuary of the Senate floor—in place of logic and persuasion. Nor can such a dialogue ba held with students who openly threaten to resist the common obligation of military service "unless we get out of Viet Nam," even while they are applauding motion-picture propaganda openly made by the Communists in Viet Nam. This is nothing less than sedition—and from men whose very status as students now gives them a deferment from the draft while better young men are carrying rifles in Viet Nam. Why don't we hear more from the college students who do not go along with this sick and ugly thing? Where are the college professors who respect history and who do not believe in dishonoring the honorable commitments of this country? It is past time for every American to do his duty, so as not to allow these noisy and fatally foolish fringe groups to lead the Communists into some mortal underestimate of the real strength and the real resolve of the vast, sensible majority of the American people. (Copyright, 1965, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS Lightning looks lovely but keep your distance By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Lightning is beautiful at a dis- visibility or a tance. The trouble is, you can't blinds you. always keep it far away. sudden flash 4—Truth or Consequences 3:4 5_ g_Funny Company (c) "The travel agent was ngfit—coming fa the Dominican Republic HAS been an unforgettable experience" big drawing card. Since the President obviously couldn't s h a.k e hands with everyone, the thing to do is make a life-size enlargement of one of the photographs and cut out all of the faces except LBJ's. Then all of the other tourists could take pictures of themselves with their heads sticking through the holes. The folks back home would never know ihe difference. Another possibility was suggested by the recent experiences of a couple of southern mayors, who were victimized by flim-flam artists while visiting the capital. In both, cases, they trusted a stranger with an envelope containing money and got back an envelope stuffed with strips of paper. There is, of course, no guarantee that this would happen to ordinary tourists, but there is a way to cash in on the publicity. If novelty shops offered paper-stuffed envelopes for sale as souvenirs, 1 feel certain they would go over big. I 'would say, however, that the most promising new attrac- So, if you are outdoors during a thunderstorm, seek shelter in a building. Avoid taking shelter under a beach umbrella or a lone tree but, if there is a grove of trees, take shelter under one of the shorter ones because lightning always strikes the highest point available. If you- are in open country the highest point may be you. Your best chance would be to lie flat, preferably in a ditch. Shun wire fences. Such fences are especially dangerous if they touch a tall tree. If the tree is hit the electricity may travel along the wire for a great distance. A golfer's metal clubs are an added hazard and should be dropped and picked up after the storm. Fishing is hazardous because the pole and line, regardless of the material they are made of, conduct electricity. If you are in a boat head for shore. IE you are in a rowboat, lie down on the bottom. If you own a motorboat or sailboat be sure it is "grounded" by having a metal pathway leading from the tallest point to a point about 2 feet below the water line. You should get below deck. It is not safe to swim during a storm because lightning striking the water will electrify a wide area and stun or electrocute fish or any other creatures in the vicinity. Although trains and planes are struck, they are designed to eliminate hazards to passengers and crew. If you are driving a car you are safe unless the rainfall is so heavy that it limits tion is the almost daily occurrence of picketing and other demonstrations for assorted causes at various federal buildings. I'm sure that most tourists, having read about these events, would be interested in seeing— and perhaps even participating in — one of the demonstrations. To facilitate matters, there should be a daily tourist bulletin telling where and when demonstrations are scheduled and for what purpose. In addition, all of the sightseeing buses should be equipped with placards that the tourists could borrow in case they wanted to get out and march with the pickets. It could be the highlight of their visit, particularly if they happened to get arrested. If you pull off the road, don't park under a tree or telegraph pole. They might be struck by lightning and fall on your car. Don't park under power lines or in an area that may become flooded. Indoors it is best not to handle any electrical appliances or metal faucets during a storm. This means you should make no phone calls until the storm is over. If you have an outside antenna for your TV, make sura it is grounded. Fireplaces should be avoided because the chimney is a favorite target and the soot is a good conductor. Anything so beautiful as lightning can't be all bad. Lightning is the chief means by which the nitrogen in the air is combined with oxygen. This nitric oxide is then washed into the soil to form nitrates which are necessary for the growth of crops. One Minute Pulpit Take heed, watch, for you do not know when the time will come.—Mark 13:33. I thought of the future, whatever I did, that I never might grieve for the past. — Robert Southey, English poet. Much has been -written about the strength and the ferocity of gorillas, but modern studies have shown them to be peaceable creatures unless unduly , disturbed. Nevertheless, males can be dangerous, their' method of attack being a strong blow with the hand. More commonly, however, their aggression is limited to chest-beating and a deep . roar.

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