Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 1, 1965 · Page 12
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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Page 12 MAY 1, 1965 FBI's Hoover speaks out on Law Day — 1965 (J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director, in FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin) Woodrow Wilson once said, "The first duty of law is to keep sound the society it sei'ves." In our day, this becomes an increasingly liaj-der task because of society's indifference to ITS first duty — upholding the law. In an effort to make our great heritage under law more meaningful to Americans, May 1 each year has been proclaimed Law Day, USA. The theme this year, "Uphold the Law — A Citizen's Fii'st Duty," is most timely and germane to much of our Nation's internal strife. In the recent past, we have seen the rule of law flouted from college campuses to riot- torn meti'opolitan streets. . . . Likewise, and even more regrettable, the I'ule of law is debased by reckless and callous enforcement powers which stoop to brutal and unnecessary force in handling crowds and demonstrations. This is not to say, of course, that all chai-ges of e.xcessive force by officers of the law are true. Many times persons strike and assault policemen and resist lawful arrest to such an extent that great force is necessary to bring the violators under control. In such instances, some individuals are quick to charge "bmtality" when the facts show the officers acted within their rights. Americans should view with alarm the growing lack of respect for law and order. We have seen what occurs w-hen extremists are encouraged by irresponsibility on the part of those charged with maintaining law and order. On the other hand, who is to say what damage is done to the impressionable minds of our young people who witness, or ai-e urged to join in, activities in which participants defy constituted authority \viXb no apparent misgivings and go unpunished. Abuse of the law is a dangerous practice for freedom-loving people, and there can be no exceptions to compliance, for we know "Where law ends, there tyranny begins." Freedom, justice, and the individual dignity of man are concomitants to the rule of law. Disrespect for this concept is a ti-agic weakness which undeiTnines the American traditions of honesty, integrity, and fairplay. It is a weakness which must be eliminated from our society and, above all, from the ranks of law enforcement. Signatures for sale However can California prevent special interests from "buying a place on the ballot" without taking the legitimate rights of initiative and referendum from the people? The Legislature has just dealt with that issue. It was raised once again by the November 1964 election. By the use of paid petition circulators, the moving picture theater interests qualified a ballot measure to kill a threatening form of competition. This measure denied to the subscription television company the right to sell programs to people tlirough their home television sets. It preserved the right of theaters, and of special-events promoters, to sell piped- tele\ision in theaters and halls. Supporting their measure \\-ith a terrific propaganda campaign, they sold their mea- siu-e to the voters. Restraint of trade — illegal under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act — was accomplished by the ballot. Also purchasing a place on the ballot were the promotoers of an outlandish scheme to establish a California State Lottery. Their proposition was beaten. A reform bill, AB 135, reached the floor of the Assembly Wednesday. It would "prohibit a person fi'om gi\ing or receiving consideration for securing signatures of voters upon initiative or referendum petition or petition for recall of public officers." In other words, only volunteers could solicit signatui-es. In the showdown, the majority of Assem- bljnnen felt that in tiwing to eliminate the unreasonable use of the initiative by commercial interests, AB 135 might prevent worthy organizations from getting legitimate measures on the ballot. The majority vote was "No". Some abuse of petitions will have to be further accepted as the price of direct democracy in California. The Newsreel We've made a lot of progress in flood con- ti'ol, but in some parts of the counti-y it's still a good idea to keep a rowboat on the roof. Astronomers estimate that everything has been dead on the moon for 3 billion yeai's, which is sort of the way a lot of teen-agei-s think about theii' home towTis. Members of the House ai-e getting lost in their huge new office building, and Congressman Sludgepump is putting his nephew, the boy scout, on his payroll at $7,500 as guide and trailblazer. The pure folk singers naturally resent the popularizers. Nolliing niins a folk song like having too many folks singing it. One of the glories of middle age is that you discover more interesting, stimulating, informative meetings tliat you don't have to go to. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore In the Seattle earthquake pictures, the sidewalks are covered with fallen bricks and masonry. Yet, the walls of the buildings from which the material fell are shown intact. The evidence is clear. This is the parapet problem. In modern parlance, a parapet is a false wall that rises above the roof line of a building to make the structure look more imposing. JIany Redlands buildings were so constructed, and reasonably so. But after the Tehachapi earthquake, Ray Phelps. Redlands city building inspector, became alarmed. He went to the City Council with a building code measure that would have required the removal of parapets from many downtown buildings. Considering his plan, the City Council concluded that it was too expensive for private properly owners in relation to the risk. So, a program of gradual change has been in operation ever since. When old buildings are being remodelled. Mr. Phelps gets the parapet problem taken care of. When a new building goes up, the parapet—if any—must be engineered against earthquakes. While the result has been to reduce the hazard, the program has not always enhanced the appearance of the town. The office building at Fifth and Cil- rus—the site occupied by the Facts prior to 1956—has no false wall above the roof line. It would look much better with one because it is out of proportion to Redlands' Federal, across Fifth, and to Imperial Hardware, just west on Citrus. At the main corner—State and Orange—stands the Rexall Drugstore. That building would look squat and out-of-place if the facade did not rise above the roof. Wisely, the architect gave the front the extra height that makes the proportions right. Did you ever see a well-run library that did not have a card catalog? Aerospace has one in its buildings on Tippecanoe, just across -Mill street from Norton AFB. If you want to learn what publications the library has on a subject, you take down one of seven book-like catalogs and find your entries there. These catalogs are the print- nut from a computer. Into this machine the usual catalog information was put for each one of the 4.000 books and 15,000 technical reports in the library. Then, the book-like catalogs were printed by the /Computer —a .job that it can do {at breathtaking speed. As documents pour in at the rate of 1,000 a month, the data on them is put into the computer. These new entries first come out in lists which supplement the catalogs. Cumulative complete catalogs are printed quarterly. The Legislature is passing a bill to require a 30-day waiting period by teen-age applicants for a marriage license. In this part of California, the change would be welcomed by the Las Vegas marriage mills. Lots of kids would rather drive five hours than wail 30 days. endfefi'em , ASSIGNMENT; West California needs help . . . and plenty of it By Neil Morgan THE REPRIEVE Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 86, lowest 49. Linda Rogers and Witzie Walters win state honors for Redlands High in finals of the State Speech League held at Santa Barbara. TWA jet airliner aUracts attention of hundreds of Red- landers as it makes practice touch-and-go landings at Norton AFB. Miss Marilyn Cox, secretary, crowned "Miss Grand Central Rocket 1960" at the company's springtime ball. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 53, lowest44. Recommendation by city manager for new chief of police expected to be made at next Council meeting. Paul Taylor appointed head frosh coach at UR for football, basketball and baseball. Soroptimists celebrate fifth anniversary with 14 of 26 charter members present for the affair. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65, lowest 50. Chamber of Commerce board decides to push stadium drive to completion by selecting 100 workers for an a!l-oul community effort on Friday. Lt. (J. G.) Jack Davidson, USN, a Redlands high graduate of 1942 and an Annapolis graduate as well, selected to take a three-year post-graduate course in electronics at Annapolis. Redlands high school board lists building needs totaling S714,580 with top priority going to new shower and locker room at Redlands Junior High. One Minute Pulpit For this perishable nature must put on the imperishable, and this mortal nature must put on immortality. — I Cor. 15:53. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, but thou, my soul, shall flourish in immortal youth, unhurt amid the war of elements, the wreck of matter and the crash of worlds.—Joseph Addison, English essayist. TELEVISION mm w © 1965 by NEA, Inc. "So ihh is the 473rd fime he has hit a single between tint and second witb one man on ... so who cares?!" SATURDAY EVENING 5:00— 2—Seholarquiz 4—Desilu Plyahouse (c) 5—Shebang 7—Tournament of Champions — (Golf) 9—.Movie 11—Movie 13—Lloyd Thaxton 5:30— 2—Ralph Story's L. A. 6:00— 2, 4—News 5—Jimmie Rodgers 13—Rocky (c) 6:15- 2—Newsmakers 6:30— 4—News Conference 5—Leave It To Beaver 7—News 9—Surfing Championship 11—Outer Limits 13—Bronco 7:00— 2—Sea Hunt 4—Survey '65 5—Rifleman 7—Shivaree 7:30— 2—Jackie Gleason 4—Flipper (C) 5—Melody Ranch 7—King Family 9—Follow the Sun 11—Surf City (c) 13—Surfside 6 8:00— 4—Kentucky Jones 11—Territory: Underwater (c) 8:30— 2—GilUgan's Island 4—Mr. Magoo 5—Kingdom of the Sea 7—Lawrence Welk 9—Play-A-Pair 11—.'^quaventure 13—Adventure Theater 9:00— 2—Secret Agent 4—Movie 5—Movie 9—Hollywood A Go Go 11—Colorful World 13—Mantovani 9:30— 7—Hollywood Palace 11—Travelcade (d 10:00— 2—Gunsmoke 9—Movie 11—News, Sports, Features 13—Movie 10:30— 5—Movie 7—News 11—Joe PjTie 11:00— 2—News 4—News, Sports (c> 7—Movie (c) 11:15- 2—Movie 4—Johnny Carson 11:30—13—Movie SUNDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Camera Three 5—Adventist Hour 9—Youth Wants to Know 11—Broken Arrow 13—Variedades 9:30— 2—Silver Wings 4—Christopher Program 9—Movie 11—Superman 10:00— 2, 4, 7—Early Bird Inaugural Show .5—Popeye 11—Wonderama 'c' 10:30—13—Faith for Today (c) 11:00— 2—Capitol Hill 4—Frontier of Faith 5—Home Buyers' Guide 9—Movie 13—Church in the Home 11:30— 2—View^point 4—This Is the Life 7—Bulhvinkle 9_Movie ic) 12:00— 2—News 4—World Concert 11—Roller Derby 13—Oral Roberts 12:30— 2—Face the Nation 4—Capitol and the clergy 5—Movie 7—770 on TV 13—Social Security in Action 12:45—13—Reconciliation 1:00— 2—Pianoforte 4—Quiz a Catholic (c) 7—Tournament of Champions 11—Movie 13—Voice of Calvary 1:15— 9—Movie 1:30— 2—The Word 4—Confrontation (d 13—Cal's Corral and Rodeo 2:00— 2—As Others See Us 4—Existence (c) 5—Movie 2:30— 2—Friendship Show 4—College Report (c) 3:00— 2—Movie 4—Sunday 7—Laramie 11—Movie 3:30— 9—Surfing Championships 4:00—2—Musical Theater 4—NBC Sports in Action 5—Movie 7—Movie 13—News 4:30— 2—Repertoire Workshop 9—Movie 13—Robin Hood SUNDAY EVENING 5:00— 2—Zoorama 4—LBJ Report No. 4 7—Science All Stars ll_Movie 13—Home Show 5:30— 2—Amateur Hour 4—G-E College Bowl (c) 5—Invisible Man 7—Press Conference 13—Ski Show 6:00— 2—Twentieth Century 4—Meet the Press (c) 5—Polka Parade (c) 7—Movie 9—Surf's Up (c) 13—Rocky (c) 6:30— 2—World War I 4—Profiles in Courage 9—Greatest Show (c) 11—Room for One More 13—Movie 7:00— 2—Lassie 5—Curt Massey (c) 11—Travelcade (c) 7:30— 2—My Favorite Martian 4—Disney's World (c) 5—Special of the Week 7—Wagon Train 9—Movie 11—Far Horizons (c) 8:00— 2—Ed Sullivan 11—Eureka! — Travel 8:30— 4—Branded 5—Movie 7—Broadside 13—Bourbon Street Beat 9:00— 2—For the People 4—Bonanza 7—Movie (C) 11—Grand Prix Races 9:30—11—Harry S. Truman 13—Dan Smoot 9:45— 9—Headline Story 13—Capitol Reporter 10:00— 2—Candid Camera 5—Charismatic Revival 9—Deputy 11—News, Sports, Features 13—Mantovani 10:30— 2—What's My Line? 5—Open End 9—Movie 11—Louis Lomax 13—Movie 11:00— 2, 4, 7—News, Sports 11:15— 2—Movie 4—Tlie Saint 7—Movie LA JOLL.A—In niy mail the other day was a summons on the letterhead of an organization called California Tomorrow; it is one that I look forward to each year. This is, I suppose, a lobbying agency, but it is one which belongs to that mystical world of intangibles that only yesterday would have caused it to be dismissed as esoteric or impractical. Today it is not, and that is a good sign about Cahfornia. This is a pathetic little group, in its way, because it has very little budget and the highest of ideals. You know what that means. There isn't much of an office, and no press agents, and since there's no money to dole out, nobody is hangmg around or calling up to invite people to lunch. The Cahfornia Tomorrow letterhead says merely that the group is "dedicated to a productive and beautiful California." and you may ask what that means; others have. So far as I know^ there's only one man on salary, and it isn't a large one. His name is Samuel E. Wood and his title is executive director. He is a sad- faced, sleepy-eyed man with a mind that cuts through doublethink like a laser beam. He used to be a bureaucrat in Washington and Sacramento, and I think that is why he is sad-faced and why he learned to look sleepy-eyed; it can be a valuable defense posture at committee hearings. But I think Sam Wood decided there must be a belter way to do things than through government bureaus, and he took up with AM Heller, a youngish newspaper publisher in the town of Nevada City. Back in 1962 they electrified Sacramento with a booklet on which they collaborated, called "California Going, Going . . ." The booklet fairly shouted a point of view that was heretical for a moment when Californians, right on up to their gov- ci'nor, seemed far more interested in growing larger than any other state than in how the state grew-. It suggested that California was on the verge of becoming very ugly indeed, despite .^lounl Whitney and Death \allcy and La JoUa and the Golden Gale, .A quick look at the names on the advisory board listed on the inside back cover of that booklet may have thrown Sacramento off guard. After all. Heller was known for his prominent family, but he was only a small-time newspaperman. Nobody remembered Wood as a trouble-maker. The board had some big names, hke Nathaniel Owings, the architect who did Lever House and the Zellerbach Building; and Eugene Burdick. the writer: and Wallace Stegner, the English profes.sor at Stanford; and the late Catherine Wurster, the bril- lidol Berkeley expert on urban planning. But what was a board'.' Sacramento soon fonnd out. This was a board of people who were deeply concerned and had faith in the credos of their professions. They were scrappers. After a while, the preachment of "California, Going, Going . , ." became a nagging issue in the Legislature. It was attacked in a paper by the Division of Highways; its reputation was made. It also coined a word, slurb, which has entered the language TOP .SHOW: - 9:30, Chan. 7. Hollywood Palace salutes the host, jazzman Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong", for his 50 years in show business and his role as a traveling goodwill ambassador. To be seen are Edward G. Robinson, Jimmy Durante, Diahann Carroll, comics Rowan and Martin and the Ballet Folk- lorico of Mexico. 8:30 — Chan. 7. Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music Makers salute the movies. 9:00 — Chan. 2. Secret Agent. "No Marks for Servility." Drake is ordered to pose as a "gentleman's gentleman" to wealthy Gregori Bernares - a suspected international sw^Lnd- ler. 9:00 — Chan. 13. Mantovani. Singers Connie Francis and Vic Damone join host John Conte and the Mantovani dancers in a program of "Music of Irving Berlin." Distinction "Privilege of the floor" in the House of Representatives means the privilege of being in the chamber while the House is in session. Only a member recognized by the speaker "has the floor". to denote "our sloppy, sleazy, slovenly, slipshod semi-cities." These were some of the points that first booklet made: "With growth problems that dwarf those in every other stale, California spends less per capita on state-wide physical and economic planning than every state and possession of the Union, with the exception of Indiana . . . "We continue to have 1.300 new neighbors a day, a half million a year; monstrous misplaced freeways; salty ground water suppUes; park land scuffed and trampled like a pitcher's mound; a gray slink in the air. And like the great California grizzly, the slurb paws its way across that land of gold." The next year, the brave little band of debunkers in California Tomorrow spelled out the failure of city and county governments to solve the horrors of the slurb; a new booklet indorsed the trend toward regional authorities. Now Heller and Wood have another document in the mill, and the members of the advisory board have been summoned to Owings' cliffside home in the Big Sur. Wild Bird, for a Saturday of thrashing out the nature of their next proddings, I will be there, all right, not because I will understand everything that is said or accept everything said, but because I believe in Davids, and California is growing more Goliath each day. There are some pleasant stirrings in the air. Though it doesn't have enough budget to be much more than a token, the California Arts Commission has sprung into hfe and assumes a role as watchdog of the slate's cultural resources. Its executive director is a cultured novelist named Martin Dibner, and his office on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles at least has an air of permanence about it. Then there was this Governor's Conference on Good Design ihe other day at Sacramento. Nat Owings is chairman of the governor's advisory committee, and as you might suspect, there is a good bit of cross-breeding in groups like this. That is good, because it results in lofty statements from important people such as Gov. Brown's recent as.surance that state buildings in California should be built "in a distinguished manner which will reflect the vigor, the dignity and the enterprise of our form of government and our people." If a few more people care enough, such lofty words may even have some effect on what actually happens in California. R will not help very much if more conferences on good design are called and they are attended by the same people Hho already beUeve, and that ends it. But it is a long step forward from the mood of 1962, when California Tomorrow dared to suggest that all is not well in California, and the idea seemed io catch almost everyone by surprise. All you need to do is look around you, and you may want to join in the fracas. God made California beautiful, but there are almost 20 million of us around the slate now, and what ne are doing is not helping God Dut very much. That Latest Best Seller By Arthur Benjamin Anderson This week it's "The Reckoning," third volume of the memoirs of Anthony Eden, famous teammate of the great Winston Churchill. .Anthony Eilcn was (and is) so pcrfocl an c.\ample of Ihe \cry type and figure of the English gentleman-that it's hard to imagine him doing a lick of v.drk. U's easy to picture him at garden parties, with a "dish of tea" balanced on his knee, or at .Ascot, watching the races —always handsome, urbane, impeccably tailored. Actually, he is what we Americans call "a workhorse." This thick book of his is filled, page by page, with his day - lo - day probjems during World War II. His work usually kept him at his desk until past midnight, took him by air on countless flights to Africa, the Mediterranean, Russia and America. A seventeen hour day was standard. His was a nerve-wracking life of continual consultation, tense argument, sudden crises, — and the patient study of thick sheaves of dry, factual reports. Ho mentions the ordinary pleasures of life so seldom that such notes emphasize—by contrast—the demands of his job. Here are a few I could gleam: "Had a most refreshing swim in the Mediterranean . . ." "Sped down the Nile in a launch, in most beautiful sunshine, . ." Ami, from his diary: ".August 2: I spent two heavenly hours working in the garden; tore myself away most reluctantly for meeting with Chiefs of Staff. . ." And how's this for the true Oxford touch'' "Went with General Wavell by car for Trans- jordan. We talked of the country . . . and also of Meredith and George Moore, so that the lime passed very happily until we were beyond Jericho. . ." Did he and Churchill always .set along? Not always. You find: "Our talk was less cordial than usual,"—and, on another occasion: "He said he didn't like my letter of explanation, and thought we might be coming to a break." The most embarrassing flare - up came about when Eden stopped one of Churchill's wires. "Churchill gripped the counterpane with both hands and growled, "By what right do you interfere with my private correspondence?" (Eden said the wire was not private correspondence, but a diplomatic mistake.) In this instance, as in others, Churchill quickly dropped his anger. He had a strong feeling of fatherly affection for Eden. Eden's impression of Roosevelt? Despite Elden's admiration, he felt Roosevelt was quite naive about world politics. Is this a book for the average reader to take home and enjoy? By no means! This is a book for historians; that is, for readers who know a great deal about World War 11 and want to know more. It is not a "story of the war," such as Churchill wrote. It is, essentially, footnotes to a story of the war. Because of the constant shift of focus from one detail to another, this is an extraordinarily hard book to read.

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