Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 3, 1965 · Page 16
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Redlands, California
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Monday, May 3, 1965
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IFacts REDIANDS, CALIFORNIA Poge 16 MAY 3, 1965 Is mandatory pledge of allegiance really wrong? Now A. L. Wirin, the diabolically clever attorney of the American Civil Liberties Union, has found a Superior Court Judge to say that requiring all of the pupils in the public schools to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag is unconstitutional. Accordingly, Superior Court Judge W. P. Butcher has issued a mandate against the Santa Barbara City Board of Education in in favor of Charles Ames, 18, who was suspended from school for refusing to say the pledge. The Judge said he was compelled by the U.S. Constitution's "guai'antee of freedom of conscience" to rule in favor of the son of a Purdue university professor. "This decision is the first by any court in the land acknowledging freedom of conscience as distinguished from formal religious belief as adequate constitutional ground to secure exemption from compulsory participation in the oath of allegiance ceremony," Wirin said. The high school senior did not object to standing at attention while the pledge was recited, but contended that being forced to recite it violated his "sacred conscience". On technical legal grounds. Judge Butcher's decision was probably correct since it conforms to the prevailing U.S. Supreme Court view that a citizen's rights are absolute. There are, however, many citizens in this country who do not feel that the wisdom of the court is infallible. After all, dozens of justices previously served on the same bench and they did not place such e.xtreme interpretation on the Bill of Rights. This exti'em- ism is the view of the incumbents—not of the court as an institution, historically viewed. What the incumbents seem to be promoting is a philosophy of secular atheism. In the Christian religion the central belief is in man's service to God. In American secular matters, the central belief has been in the citizens sei-vice to his country. Tlie latter is expressed in the West Point credo: "Honor, duty, country." This viewpoint assumes that patriotism is the most worthy attitude of a citizen towards his country, that an Amei-ican is as ready to say the Pledge of Allegiance as a Christian is the Lord's Prayer. But the court view is that the individual is supreme. He is the sole judge of what he will think, read, say or do. He shall be compelled to do nothing by the state in violation of his "sacred conscience". Many Americans know deep down in their hearts that there is something basically wrong here but they can't quite put their finger on it. What they need at this moment in history is a great philosopher—to speak for them— strong in intellect, deep in conviction and gifted in words like Abraham Lincoln. Family planning bill (Riverside Press) II. doesn't speak too well for the public conscience that the legislative push for wider availability of birth control information so often seems to be sparked by a wish to get people off the welfare rolls. But whether the motive be parsimony or compassion, the result promises to be the same. If fewer children are born to parents who cannot afford to raise them properly—or if fewer childi'en are born out of wedlock—• the sum of human misei-y is reduced along with the tax burden. Welcome on all counts, save by persons with overriding religious objections, is the decision of the Social Welfare Committee of the California Senate to recommend liberalized legislation. The bill approved by the committee would permit the inclusion of family planning in local health pi'ograms. And religious doubts are met at least in part by an explicit safeguard against "coercion or intimidation" of welfare clients who have scraples against receipt and use of birth control information. .. The State Legislature needs to give deliberate but sympathetic attention to the recommendation of the Senate committee. Under the Federal anti-poverty program, considerably enlarged funds will be available for state and local health programs. Agencies at work in the field should have wider latitude to make use of them. The Newsreel The happy times were back when escalation was just a process that took you up to the gents' furnishing depaitment. One whooping crane misses the flight north. What this outfit needs is a more efficient tour du'ector. Getting rich by working hard, and thin by not eating so much, is the kind of advice you get from people who know you don't I'eally want to be either rich or thin. Togetherness in our society is so intense that whenever there's a murder, the immediate family are the first ones to be questioned. The growth of the suburbs makes evei-y- thing more convenient. The gang no longer has to make a tiresome ti'ip downtown in order to rob a bank. This is a great age for shy girls. How can there be any wallflowers when you can't tell whether or not any of the dancers have a partner? With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore One of the puzzles of journalism is this: How many readers understand "east, west, north or south? Compass directions seem so precise and clear. "The Jones automobile was going west on Fern, the Smith car south on Cajon." '•West on Fern"? Does thai ring a l)eU in the head of tlie female reader? Probably not. Most women are quite franlc to say that they don't know directions when described by their compass names. They aren't ignorant. They just aren't interested. "I know how to get where I want to go if I have been there before," she will explain. "But cast or west means nothing to me." If you know a town you instinctively know which way is up or down hill on a familiar street — provided the street has enough grade for a bicycle to coast on. The "Smith car was going up Cajon street" is probably more meaningful than was "going South". But then again — maybe the reader just doesn't care. In some ways, it is confusing to be overly conscious of directions and signs. If you turn from tJniversity street onto the freeway on-ramp, your eye may catch the sign post at the corner. It says: "Central avenue" — but Central avenue has terminated there and the ramp has begun. We hope you'll understand this because we didn't dare say the post is at the northwest corner of University street and the onramp. When you do gel on the freeway you can observe the "mile posts" along the shoulder. .Actually, they are placed every hall mile and are signs rather than posts. They designate the distance in miles from the beginning of Interstate 10 at Santa Monica. For example, the one at the Tennessee street interchange is marked "77". As you go west the decreasing numbers give you a sort of feeling that "all roads lead to Rome" and that you are on one of them. Every 30 seconds a green sign flashes by to remind the chariot driver that the climax is ever closer. Bui «hen Interstate 10 switches from the San Bernardino Freeway to the Sanla Monica Frccwdv, in Esst Los Angeles, the mile posts disappear. The California Division of Highways may have a ready excuse for this but we think ils like a musician composing a song and leaving it unfinished in the middle of the chorus. The signs ought to continue as far as Interstate 10 now goes toward the sea. For those who do not care about compass directions, or distance in miles, the freeway system in Los .Angeles has acquired a helpful new landmark, it is the Occidental Life Insurance building. Labelled by name it is the tallest and most conspicuous new building in the central city. Although distance from Interstate 10, it is visible for at least live miles along the route. For local comparison, it is on a par with the grain elevator near the Octopus as a landmark. One Minute Pulpit He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.—Psalms 126:6. Happiness doesn't come from liking what we have to do.— Wilfred Peterson, "The Art of Happiness." OARlHa CRIME --FIGURES - Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 59, lowest 50. Lorraine Beal elected prct!- ricnt of the Kimberly Juniors for the coming year. W. C. (Bill) Schindler, former assistant in the city planning office, recommended for the post of city planning director. William F. Nance to resign after 23 years with Post Office in order to assume full-time teaching job at Redlands High school next fall. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 60, lowest 39. A. R. Seliultz, Jr., elected president of the Chamber of Commerce. Redlands area Boy Scout Council buys Camp Tulakes in Harion Flats from Pomona C 0 unci 1, President E. T. Fletcher announces. iMill Creek R;ing<:r district east of Redlands to be formally renamed San Gorgonio Hanger ili.strict. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 57, lowest 46. Cily Council appoints Rex Cranmer n.^«' city police judge io replace ikiroid Coleman. Uijlard Wii^iu elected mayor for yuulh •••'••.•ck city council. .\i'w Seventh-day .Adventist church al. ;i20 Brooksidc to be dedicated al special services Saturday. NOTUK OF nEAUING CM PETI- TIO.N FOn PnOB.\TE OF WILT. ,\NI) FOR LLTTLRS TEST.AMENTAKY No. 34674 In the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for Ihc County of San Bernardino. In the Matter of the Estate of FLORA A. CLEMENTS. Deceased. Notice is hereby given ttial the petition of Eugene E. Clements for the Probate of Will of Flora A. Clements, the above named decedent, and for the issuance of Letters Testamentary thereon to Eugene. E. Clements, petitioner, reference to which is hereby made for further particulars, will be heard at 9:30 o'clock a.m.. on Friday, May 14. 1965. in the court room of the Probate Department, Room 308 of the above entitled Court at the courthouse in the City of San Bernardino in the above designated county and state. Dated April 27, 1965. V. DENNIS WARDLE, Clerk. By Martin Sponslcr. Deputy Clerk. F. A. LEONARD, Suite 6. Investment BIdg., Redlands, California, -Mtornoy lor Petitioner. 'First publication May 1, 1n6.'i' TELEVISION mm mm A MONDAY NIGHT 5:00— 5—Shebang 7—News 9—Laurel and Hardy 11—Billy Barty 13—Lloyd Thaxton 5:30— 7—News 9—Mr. Magoo (c) 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:45— 4, 7—News 6:00— 2—News 5—Forest Rangers 7—iMovie 9—9th SI, West 11—Paul Winchell 13—Ruff and Reddy (c) 6:30— 4—News 5—Leave it to Beaver 13—Woody Woodpecker 7:00— 2—News 4—Golden Voyage 5—Rifleman 9—Ensign O'TooIe 11—Bachelor Father 13—Capture (c) 7:30— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Panorama 5-This Colorful World (c) 7—'v'oyage 11—One Step Beyond 13—Holiday (c) 8:00— 2—I've Got a Secret 4—Alan from U.N.C.L.E. 5—Movie (c) 11—Cheyenne 13—Lieutenant 8:30— 2—Andy Griffith 7—No Time for Sergeants 9:00— 2—Lucille Ball 4—American West (c) 7—Melina Mercouri's Greece (c) 11—Elevenlh Hour 13—Man 01 the World 9:15— 9—News 9:30— 2—Danny Thomas 9—Insight 10:00— 2—Town Meeting 4—Alfred Hitchcock 5—News of the World 7—Ben Casey 9—Tra\'el '65 11—News 13—Treasure (c) 10:30— 5—Law and Mr. Jones 13—News and Sports 11:00— 2. 4, 7—News 5—Movie 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (c) 7—Nightlife 11:30— 2—Movie TUESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Truth or Consequences (c) 5—For Kids Only 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odie 11—Jack La Lane 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guideposl 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—What's This Song'.' 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(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 (c) 3:15—13—Felix the Cat (c) 3:30— 2—Jack Benny 4—Movie 7—Young Marrieds 9—King and Odie (c) 3:45— 9—Funny Company (c) 4:00— 2—Sea Hunt 7—Trailmaster 9—lungle 11—Hobo Kelly (c' 13—Courageous Cat (c) 4:30— 2—Movie 5—News and Features 9—.Astroboy 4:4.5—13—Rocky (c) LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Helpful household hints © 1965 bj NEA, Inc. Loot ot tfi' Uen-age dude—short jacket with natural shoulders an' li'l lapels, tight pants with no cuffs, pointf high-heeled boots .. ." W.ASHINGTON (UPI) — The last tiijie that I put together a cohimn of helpful household hints, several readers told me it was like a little ray of sunshine. .Actually, they didn't express it quite that way. What they said was that the column would be appreciated by people who didn't have enough sense to come in out of the rain. In gratitude for all of this flattery, I have complied a few more such items, which I trust will be equally well received. -About two years ago, I developed a rather severe case of tired hair. Almost overnight, my hair seemed to lose its pep and energy. It just lolled around on my scalp in a state of total exhaustion. After consulting a specialist, I changed shampoos. II didn't help. Then I tried several other brands. They didn't help either. Finally, more or less in des­ peration, I started using another product in place of shampoo. After just one washing, my hair regained its old vigor and vitality. As a public service, I felt I should pass along the name of the product to other victims of tired hair. It is called soap. Wind Brakers Previously, I relayed a tip that I picked up from Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N. Y., on how to apply the brakes to long- windeii speakers. Here is another one: When Carlos P. Eomulo was president of the U. N. General Assembly, he had a special method of dealing with orators who ran overtime. He would simply send them a note on which was written, "You're unzipped." Actor Robert Mitchum was here recently touting his new picture, "Mister Moses," which was filmed in Africa. He told me that one day while New coalition based on responsibility By \VILLIAM S. WHITE WASHINGTON—The old Southern Democratic-Republican Congressional coalition on domestic affairs is becoming only a memory. An incomparably more important and completely informal coalition in support of the vital world interests of the United Stales is rismg up in its place. Indeed, the most profound political reaUty of the first four months of the new Johnson Administration is the evolution ot an unuttered pact of national union, on the stark issues of national honor and survival, between a liberal Democratic President and a big-minded conservative Republican Congressional leadership. Joining, too, m this indispensable concert for the safety of his land is every significant Republican figure outside Congress — Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater, and all the rest. The plain truth is that on these mortal issues every shade of responsible Republican opinion is at one on the bedrock necessity to uphold not a man named Johnson but rather a country called the United States of America in its terrible and thankless task of standing up all over the world against Communist aggression. The equally plain truth is that on these mortal issues the ma- .iority Democrats, notably in the Senate, are divided and so are not pulling tlie full weight of their duty to the higher requirements of a nation. Al the top, they are not behaving as a responsible party instrumentality should behave on what should be the wholly nonpartisan and non ideological question of defendmg the essential purposes and security of this country. The Democratic leader of the Senate, Mike Mansfield of Montana, is a good, generally able and decent man. So is the chief foreign policy spokesman in the Senate, William Fulbright of Arkansas. All the same, they are hampering rather than supporting this government in its all-national policy to resist Communist aggression in South Viet Tv'am. .And it is not, in this contc.'.r, Johnson's government; it is also Dwight Eisenhower's government: it is also John Kennedy's government. Other and lesser Democratic figures, some of them ultra-liberals of pacifist bent and some merely the inheritors of a tendency to a sour isolationism in the Mountam West, are adding to the din. But the Republican leader of the Senate, Everett Du-ksen of Illinois, and the Republican leader of the House, Gerald Ford of Michigan, are giving to this policy a wholehearted support without which it would now be in the gravest trouble. Compromised, too, without this support, would be any and every action by the President — from the rescue of the While hostages held by the Communist rebels in the Congo to the dispatch of Marines to protect our people in the Dominican Republic — which involves the slightest show of honorable power in an honorable cause. For the saddest reality of all is that a thin but vocal fringe of the Democratic parly in Congress is emotionally in flight from the responsibilities and burdens and the mevitable risks that a nation must carry to lead the free world. This decent, this terribly wrong Democratic splmter wishes to retreat from the earth of reaUty under wistful slogans about "peace." Before the unsparuig Ught of history it is proving itself too precious to face up to the facts o( life in a world none of us made. It has not learned, it will not learn the somber lesson that "peace" is a fatal illusion Lf it is only the peace of submission and appeasement. In all this scene, the present posture of the Republican par­ ly, the present st^-ong sense of duly and responsibility within the Republican party, lays a debt upon every American who is not blinded by petty partisanship or bemused by pedantic hair-splitting. For a new coalition recognizes that the bottom interests of this country abroad are bigger than any man or party. And it is acting accordmgly. (Copyright. 1965, by Unitctl Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE WELL CHILD Teach children to swim fer piecssure, survive! By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Everyone should learn to swim, not only for pleasure but also for survival. Of the 6,500 pei'sons who drowned last year over 2,000 were children. Most of these were not wading or swimming but fell off a pier or boat. The practice, once advocated, nf throwing a toddler into the water so Uiat he will have to swim or else is to be con- demmed. He may get back to Teletips TOP SHOW:—10:00. Chan. 2. Town Meeting of the World. Sec. of State Dean Rusk and Barry Goldwater join in a trans-Atlan­ tic discussion of the Vietnam crisis with Sir Alec Douglas- Home, former British Prime M mister, plus two members of the British and French governments. (Program taped via Early Bird Satellite.) 7:00—Chan. 4. Golden Voyage. "Highway Through Canada", Part II, with Jack Douglas. 9:00 — Chan. 4. "Lome Greene's American West", musical tour of the frontier days of .America's westward movement. 9:00—Chan. 7. "Meluia Jler- couri's Greece." International star presents a personal view of her native land, its people and culture. Highlights include a wedding on Crete, scenes of the Acropolis, the Parthenon and the Byzantine Community of Mystras. on location he saw a Masai warrior approach a woman from the tribe, place a knife against her forehead and tap it with a piece of wood Intil the falood ran. When Mitchum asked what •was going on, the warrior explained that the woman had a bad headache. So he made a hole in her head to let the pain escape. It apparently worked, for in a short while the woman was smiling and otherwise acting as if her headache had disappeared. Could it be that the Masai warriors have discovered the long-sought cure for hangovers? I guarantee nothing, but if you care to try this simple home remedy, be my guest. Personnel Management The magazine "Missiles and Rockets" has a Capitol Hill correspondent named Heather David. This enables M & R to boast that it is the only publication in Washington "with Heather on the Hill." shore alive but his fear of the water is likely to be intensified. The first step in teaching your child to swim is to avoid talking aboul the danger in his presence and emphasize the fun it can be. You should be content to Ici him wade in the shallow water until he feels at home in watery surroundmgs. When he shows a desire to swim, support him and let him go through the proper motions. Slay with him at all times and encourage him without lorcmg or hurrying his progress. Let him stop when ha is tired. In the early stages it is very important to teach your child to float both on his back and face downward and also to tread water. Anotlier important maneuver that has saved many lives is called "drownproofmg." The secret of drownproofing is to relax in water that is over your head while you are in a vertical position. Your nose will be submerged but not your whole head. Since you are completely relaxed you are conserving your strength. Those who drown do so because they thrash about until they are exhausted then, when they can no longer keep from inhaling, theur lungs fill with water. In the relaxed vertical position a smgle kicking movement or sweeping the arms downward will bring your nose out of the water for a quick breath then you can relax agam. High school students who have been taught drownproofing have been [lumped into deep water with their arms tied behind tlieir backs and their ankles bound together and have remained in the water for several hours without becoming fatigued. After your child has learned to swim, another helpful maneuver is to be able to jump into deep water with his clothes on and undress in the water. Getting rid of his clothes wiU mcrease his buoyancy and his freedom of movement. 4 ^^-^'.-^^ Ai

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