Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 30, 1965 · Page 10
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Redlands, California
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Friday, April 30, 1965
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r_: ] 10 - Friday, April 30,1965 Redlands Daily Facts o: n fi v fl Jl t 7 c f EVACUATION — Rescue comes by air for one group of Americans as Marines move into the revolt-torn Dominican Republic to safeguard evacution efforts. (NEA Telephoto) BELEAGUERED — Two homeowners near Bettendorf, Iowa, stand off the flooding Mississippi River with a dike completely surrounding their houses. (NEA Telephoto) On Viet Nam -Front Correspondents face problems covering war SWEETIE PIE • n«5 br NEA. be. TJ*. tij. Ui t«. OK. "I know what they mean when they say that he's an accident looking for a place to happen!" OUR ANCESTORS byQuincy H-3O EDITOR'S NOTE: Then have been conflicting reports from Viet Nam on restrictions placed on press coverage of the fighting. The following dispatch by United Press International's foreign news analyst, who is on special assignment in Viet Nam, is a definitive summary of the problems faced by correspondents in covering the Vietnamese war. By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst SAIGON, Viet Nam (UPI— Newsmen covering the war in South Viet Nam have been having a frustrating time of it, but military press officers here say things soon will be better. One of the difficulties is that this is a war without a front and the scene of action is unpredictable. Another is that travel except by military transport is difficult and sometimes takes time to arrange. A third has been a clash of personalities stemming from the correspondents' belief that some sources within the American military command have been considerably less than frank with them. Difficulty at Da Nang The chief difficulty has arisen at the Dan Nang air base 385 miles northeast of Saigon. It is at this base that the United States has concentrated its airpower for strikes against Communist North Viet Nam. Usually anywhere from 15 to 30 newsmen are in Da Nang. The frustrations set in in earnest when the Americans announced that newsmen would be permitted on the base only by pass and then only when escorted. 'The newsmen were also banned from officer and NCO clubs. In the case of the ban from the base, the Americans at first announced it had been demanded by the South Vietnamese. The South Vietnamese denied it, but said they would concur with American wishes. Ordered By Americans It then became known that the ban had in fact been ordered by the Americans. Attempts to undo the situation proved difficult because the Vietnamese, once having imposed the ban at American request, now told the Americans, to make .up their minds, Press information officers in Saigon overruled the ,Da Nang edict on the clubs and ruled that newsmen could visit 'the clubs if "invited." The pass system at the base remains in effect, but the Americans promise that escorts no longer will be required. Must Follow Rules Newsmen will be allowed to talk to pilots, other officers and enlisted men freely if they follow established ground rules. These rules in general apply to security subjects and are about the same as those usedj in World War II. Specifically, the correspondent agrees not to publish any! material which is bona fidei military or national security information. However, the fact that this is not a recognized war makes interpretation sometimes difficult. For example, a current argu- jment within the military establishment itself concerns the reconnaissance drones which are sent flying out over Red China. One high ranking officer contended that a newspaper picture of the drone violated security rules even though the picture itself had been distributed by the Red Chinese after one had been shot down. Another equally high-ranking officer declared that since the Red Chinese obviously now knew all about the drone, the information was being withheld only from the American people. So far as this correspondent knows, the argument still rages. But as a rule of thumb, it is generally agreed that once information is known to the enemy, it is no longer classified as security. "I'm afraid he'll pull rank on me—you go tell him his hat is on sideways if you want to I** Mrs. Cor/son prepares fo go back fo coffege Russian price range about same as in U.S.A. By GAY PAULEY United Press International NEW YORK (UPI))—The cus tomer in America is always right, they say. Now, in Russia the same holds increasingly true. The Soviet Union since last May has been experimenting with letting retailers and con sumers spell out what they want in ready to wear. Apparently it has produced benefits for all. For Russian stores now offer a "reasonable range" of styles, colors, qualities and prices of clothing to attract the ruble, reports Radio Liberty, a private- Committee says 'Where's Timor? 1 UNITED NATIONS (UPI) — The 24-nation Colonialism Committee decided today to take no action on a petition from the "Union of Timor Republic" because nobody knows where it is. The committee secretariat reported it had receiced a petition from "Abbay R. Maly, Brig. General, infantry, minister of foreign affairs, Batugade, Union of Timor Republic." Timor is an East Indian island shared equally by Indonesia and Portugal. But the secretariat reported it could find no trace of a "Union of Timor Republic" on the island, nor anybody who knew anything about it. The petition asking for a hearing on "our struggle for independence" was put on file for a hearing later in case the "Union of Timor Republic" should be located. ly supported organization broadcasting in 17 languages to the Soviet. Radio Liberty's researchers found further that, with few exceptions, the price tags on clothes in Russian stores closely parallel those in the United States stores for clothes of comparable quality. But there's a hitch — the Russians have to work longc; to earn comparable wages. The result, reports the broadcaster, often is frustration for the Soviet shopper. Even if the Russian woman and her husband work full time in industry, the couple's monthly income amounts to about 182 rubles, or $202. The U.S. industrial worker, on the other hand, earns an average of $466.98 per month. That's not counting added income his wife may bring in. On an hourly basis, the Soviet worker earns about 56 cents, while the American gets around $2.27 for the same time. But, report the researchers, the Soviet industrial worker even with less income than the American can channel a larger portion of his money into clothes and other consumer goods. This is possible because the Russian worker receives state sponsored benefits equal to about one-third his income, said Radio Liberty. These fringe benefits include free health service, subsidized housing, free kindergarten, low cost public transportation, and the availability of medicines and drugs at cost. ROOFING Since "1925" Contractors, Inc. 700 New York St.. Redlands Phone 793-3234 Free Estimates — Bank Terms BOSTON (UPI) — The house at 3 Half Moon Street is full of memories. It echoes with the footfalls of a lonely woman who is emptying it, cleaning it and getting ready to sell it. Mrs. James Reeb. wife nf the white clergyman who died after a beating in Selma, Ala., disclosed Wednesday she plans to "leave Boston for good on Friday." "I don't feel bitter. But I wish it had never happened," she said in summing up her feelings about the beating- slaying of her 38-year-old husband March 10. She returned to Boston Sunday to complete a few tasks and to get the S'.-j-story gray home with yellow trim ready for sale. Mrs. Reeb, the mother of four children, said she had decided to enroll in Casper Junior College in Wyoming, where she once was a student. She already has bought a home in her native Casper, Wyo. Referring to her husband's death, Mrs. Reeb said, "I don't know how many letters I've received. Some I have answered, but there are many I haven't read. It's been too painful. "We don't really discuss what happened. They're (the children) still too young to realize." The children are John, 13, Karen, 7, Ann, 5, and Steven, 3. Some $95,000 in donations to the grieving family have been set aside for the family's support and education. Officials at the Old Colony Trust Co. said the bank has more than $80,000 in a trust fund for the Reebs. And at National Shawmut Bank the fund is at the $15,000 level. Mrs. Reeb's father - in - law, Harry D. Reeb, flew home to Casper Wednesday with the family's mongrel dog Sparkie. "The kids have been asking 'Where's Sparkie,' " she said. As she walked from room to room in the home in Boston's Free Lecture on Christian Science SUBJECT: "How Independent Can You Be?." LECTURER: Thomas 0. Poyser C.S.B. of Dallas, Texas, Member of the Board of Lectureship of the Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Mass. PLACE: First Congregational Church/ Olive fir Cajon, Redlands. TIME: Saturday, May 1st at 3 p.m. Under fAe Auspices of first Church of Christ, Scfenf/sf, fled/ands CHILD CARE PROVIDED DURING THE LECTURE If you worry about racing it's time fo quit A peculiar type of fear called courage ". . . The thing that numbs the heart is this: That men cannot devise some schemes of life to banish fear that lurks in most men's eyes."—James Norman Hall By TOM TIEDE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. TRENTON, N.J. (NEA)—Race driver Roger McCluskey was Bitting in a bathtub of fuel and smoking a cigarette. His job: test pilot. His machine: the revolutionary Ford Lotus, a $45,00 vehicle that looks like a coffin with the corners rounded. The engine is in the rear; the rest of the car is a gasoline tank into which a human being is strapped and drives 150 mph three inches above the ground. Bobby Marshman perished in the explosion of one last year; Jim Clark and Walt Hansgen hit walls but escaped death in two others. "So?" mumbled McCluskey. "More people die each year in football accidents than auto racing." He flicked an ash and irreverently slapped the side of the Lotus. "I'm as safe in this as if I were driving on a public highway. Probably safer." It was moments before a test run and McCluskey, 33, father of three, was talking of fear and death unexpected. "I look at it this way: racing's a job, see, a profession. You get up each day and go off to work just like anybody else. This guy's a businessman, that guy's a mechanic, I'm a race driver. 'Sure I know it's dangerous. I also know I could check out at any time. But you don't worry about it. "If you do, it's time to quit." A dozen prominent drivers have died among gasping, shrieking throngs in the past dozen months . . . Eddie Sachs, Joe Weatherly and Fireball Dorchester section, she encountered memories: —The filing cabinets upstairs which contained her husband's personal papers. They're to go to the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker-sponsored organization for which her husband worked here to obtain better low cost housing. —A battered bookcase in the cellar. —Books on the life of Winston Churchill. "I bought them for John," she said. —And in the small backyard was a four-foot wall and a pile o' frocks. "The kids were building a club house there. They had it all stakeu out," she recalled. Roger McCluskey Roberts to name three. At least an equal number of unknowns have been killed in battered heaps on oily ovals and without the last rite of cheers. Many were friends of Roger McCluskey. It must affect him but he does not show it. Outwardly his only fear is the peculiar kind called courage. "I was out a few months last year," he said while fastening the chin strap of his helmet. "It was at Reading (Pennsylvania). I just lost control of the thing and boom!" McCluskey and car flipped grotesquely into the air then; the estimate was 40 feet or better. Had they landed upside Bill clears way for election SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The Senate passed a bill Wednesday clearing the way for the Metropolitan Water District to hold an election on an $850 million bond issue to finance a water distribution system. The bill, by Sen. Thomas M. Rees, D-Los Angeles, clears up legal obstacles in earlier legislation authorizing the election. It went to the Assembly. Hospital grant WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U>s Angeles Children's Hospital las been granted $10,892 for general clinical research cen- :ers, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare announced Tuesday. down he would have died instantly or , worse, slowly IB flames. They didn't. "I broke my arm and had some bad bumps and bruises, but I was never in any danger of losing my life—after I landed, I mean. "Scared?. What for? It happened too fast for me to be scared at the time.. And when it was all over there wasn't much use to get frightened. Naw, I wasn't scared." He slipped on his goggles and continued: "After the crash all I wanted to do was get back in racing. There was never a moment I even considered quitting. Like I said, you don't quit in this business until you get scared. And I've never been." He crushed his smoke and waved. He was off to work. The green Lotus, silent at first, erupted into sound as it weaved onto Trenton Raceway. It spit and hissed as he turned a lap and, finally, he opened her up. It happened going into the fourth turn. The throttle stuck. In an instant the car shot up the bank and into the wall and a blanket of impact dust hid the sickening scene of tearing metal from a small group of astonished spectators. They reached Roger. McCluskey moments after the crash. He was uninjured. But th* blood was gone from his fact and he asked for a cigarette with palsied hands. He was a brave man petrified with fright. CARPETING! by Callaway iimiiimiiiimiiiiini! Armstrong Floor Coverings VINYI—LINOLEUM—TILE English... for Floor Coverings Headquarters for O7ITC Indoor-Outdoor \Jf-l I C Carpeting FLOOR COVERINGS 1265-C Brookside Ave. 793-3790 Daily Mon. • Sat., 8:30 - 5:30 ! • E> VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, ING, We learned something from the big boys. We're not abova borrowing a good idea when we see one. The idea of a station wagon with the virtues of a bus was too good to resist. Which is why the Volkswagen Station Wagon has so much in common with other buses. The driver is way up front, so he can see where he's going. The engine is in back, out of the way. "there are windows all around (21) including the skylight kind on top. The'seats are chair-high. And you can even have an aisle to step to the rear. The Volkswagen Station Wagon has a bit less headroom than a real bus, bur it has more doors (5 in all) and a sunroof that slides back for lots of air and lots of view. There's so much room inside the VW, you'll think you're driving the real thing. But notwhenyou park;theVWWagoi» is only 9 inches longer than the VW Sedan. Lately, we've- spotted a few other bus-type station wagons on the scene. So maybe things have worked out evenly after all. The big boys learned something from us. REDLANDS Jack Feely Motors Alabama St. at the Freeway

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