Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 4, 1965 · Page 5
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Redlands, California
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Local Notes Graduates—enroll now for class starting June 22nd. Phone 973-2275 for additional information. PhyUis Adair's College of Cosmetology, 410 Orange St. x Mother's Day is Coming! Yes, Mother's Day will be here May Sth. Surprise her with a lovely La-Z-Boy Reclina- Rocker Chair. Home Furniture Co., ,=)15 Orange. x Dry Cleaning Special Bulk clean only service, 8 lbs. S1.S9. Dutch Girl Cleaners & Laundry, 34 West Colton Ave. x The Hairdresser's 15 W. State St., 793-2758. Lower prices, open evenings. No appointment necessary. x Beat The Heat! Have your roo£ or window cooler serviced now. Call 797-6204. X Missed Papers Phone Redlands Daily Facts circulation department before 6:30 p.m. week days, or 2:30 p.m. Saturdays to report missed papers and obtain delivery. Christian Science Reading Room in Masonic Building, 131 Cajon, open to public Monday through Thursday 10-5, Friday 10-10, Saturday 10-1. x Childs Funeral Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Florence Childs were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Congregational Church, with Rev. Harry G. Suttner, officiating. Pallbearers were Joseph Pendergast, Frank Hcrkelrath, Raymond Gaston, Neil Brinlnall, Edgar Fisher, and Frank Howell. Interment was in Hillside Memorial Park. F. Arthur Cortncr Chapel was in charge. Treasure Tones Paint, Park Free Shop at Larry's Pamt House, Winn Bid?., Colton at Orange. "vVe give S.&H. Green stamps! x Sr. Citiiens League California League of Senior Citizens will meet tomorrow at 10:30 kedlands Daily Facts Tuesday, May 4,1965 New flashing signals urged at RR crossings NEAR MISS — This runuway boxcar ground fo a half this morning on Fifth street about 30 feet from the front of the Mitten Display Sign Letter Co. where about 20 employes Mitten firm threatened were at work. Traffic was blocked for several hours until repair crews cleared the street. (Facts photo) Runaway freight cars smash auto on Fifth Some 20 employes of a Redlands manufacturing firm narrowly escaped death today when an on-rushing string of 10 runaway railroad boxcars slammed into a parked car and ground to a stop about 30 feet from the front of the building in which they were working. The unoccupied auto, dragged more tlian 30 yeards beneath a.m. in the lOOF hall, 255 East|the lead bo.xcar, knocked over Olive avenue. A potluck luncheon will follow tlie meeting. Learn to Swim a fire hydrant on Fifth street and sent a stream of water gushing into the streets and Classes now forming. Small'f'o''^'°g,^»s'°«ss establishments groups. Individual attention. For'^'^ """^h ^^lock away. No information phone the Walt An-l""^ ^^^^ "'J"''^'^- derson residence, 793-133S. Yucciipa schGoi boegrd fo meet tonight Yucaipa School Board trustees will he asked to approve secondary summer school course offerings and instructors tonight at a regular board meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the district's central office at 12592 California street. Other agenda items include possible approval of an appUca- tion for federal assistance in connection with vocational agriculture, reports on last week's high school accreditation visitation and elementary summer school pre-registralion and inspectors progress reports on construction of the new high school. Fire Chief Joe Budd said the auto, parked across a Santa Fe Railroad spur near Fifth and Stuart, ripped the wheels from the lead boxcar's undercarriage, causing the boxcar to slow the other cars to a stop. Two women working in the office of the Mitten Display Signs Letters Manufacturing company, 345 Fifth street, heard the boxcar smash into the auto and looked out the front window in horror as the string of freight carriers bore down on them. Mrs. Effie Walker, the firm's manager, said about 20 em­ ployes were in the building at the time. SICK BAY WASHINGTON (UPI) — During the year ended June. 1964. the civilian population of the U.S. experienced an estimated 337.4 million acute illnesses or injuries requiring either medical attention or reduction of daily activities, the Public Health Service reports. Weather BalnlaU Temp. 2* Sen- Hours Til April 4 ... April ^ ... April 6 ... April 7 ... April f) ... April 0 ... April 10 ... April II ... April l:; ... April 13 ... April 14 ... April l.=i ... April IS ... April 17 ... April IS ... April 1!) ... April 20 ... April 21 ... April 22 ... April 2.T ... April 24 ... April 25 92 April 26 — 92 April 27 92 April 28 - 95 April 29 96 April .10 8« Ma.v 1 82 May 2 i.i May 3 B6 May 4 68 . 54 , 54 . .51 . .^2 . 56 . B.-i . 65 . 74 . 77 . SO . 80 . 89 . !)0 . S5 . 81 . 84 9:1 42 46 89 46 46 .•j9 46 41 :)5 42 39 41 4:! 48 47 52 5;i 53 50 49 .54 56 57 55 56 59 5:» 50 54 48 43 .60 .04 "'.07 .54 .69 .51 .12 .05 .03 son 8.26 8.30 The lead boxcar rolled off the end of the spur line and stopped in the middle of Fifth between Stuart and Redlands boulevard. None of the other nine boxcars were derailed. Police said the bo.xcars, parked on the spur line near Sixth street, rolled down an incline toward Fifth shortly before 8 a.m. after a group of youngsters on their way to school apparently released the air from the air brakes. The runaway freight reached a speed of about 20 miles an hour, according to one witness, before it struck a car owned by Melvin L. Barker, 255 Coburn street, Colton, which was parked across the tracks at the side of the San Gorgonio Fruit Co. plant, 337 Si.xth street. Coburn told police he was inside the plant picking up a load of dry ice when he heard the train rumble by. The auto, carried along the tracks by the lead boxcar, was completely demolished. Water from the hydrant knocked loose by the car streamed through the front door of the Mitten Company and into a small apartment used by owner Frank Mitten who was out-of-town at the time. Police said the escaping water streamed across a dirt parking lot and into the rear of Carlson Hardware, about one block away at 330 Orange street. Firemen with "salvage master" vacuum units strapped to their backs, moved into the flooded buildings to drain the water. Damage estimates were not immediately available, but Mrs. Walker said a large supply of cardboard used by the Mitten Co. was soaked by the water. The undercarriage of the boxcar which demolished Barker's auto, was heavily damaged. Less than an hour after the accident, railroad employes were at work repairing the scuttled boxcar and damaged spur line. The water main feeding the ruptured hydrant was cut off shortly after pohce and firemen arrived at the scene. Chief Budd said the handbrakes on the string of boxcars apparently were not set, nor were the wheels blocked. The runaway cars gathered momentum from the downhill slope of the spur line as they rolled westward from Sixth street toward Fifth. Barricades were set up on Fifth, closing the street to traffic for several hours. James Heisner dies suddenly at age of 21 James Fred Heisner, 21-year. old son of Dr. and Mrs. H. Fred Heisner, 136 Sierra Vista drive and a student at San Bernardino "Valley College, died here yesterday. James was a victim of muscular dystrophy throughout his Ufetime. Althougli he had complained of not feeling weU in recent weeks, his death was sudden and he had attended classes at SBVC as usual yesterday. He graduated from Redlands High school with his class of 1963, attended commencement exercises in a motorized wheelchair and receiving his diploma on stage from his father who is Superintendent of Redlands schools. A native of Compton, he came to Redlands with his parents 11 years ago. James leaves, in addition to liis parents, two sisters, Mrs. Ben H. (Marilyn Frances) Banta of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Mrs. Frederick (Dorothy) Bjorck of Palo Alto. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the F. Arthur Cortner chapel with Rev. Frank Toothaker, former pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment vrill be in Hillside Memorial Park. An official recommendation that flashing light signals be installed at railroad crossings of four Redlands streets is contained in an engineering report to the Public Utilities Commission. The report ends an investigation ordered by the PUC in early February regarding the adequacy of safety devices at the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe railroad crossings at Tennessee, Church, University and Judson streets. PUC engineers have previously cited the need for upgrading warning signals at the four crossings, but were unable to work out an agreement between city officials and the railroads. Results of the investigation will be formally presented at a May 19 public hearing in Redlands to determine whether improved warnmg devices should be installed at the four crossings. Also to be determined at the 10 a.m. hearing in the School Board room will be the "just and reasonable" apportionment of costs between the railroad companies and the City of Redlands. City and raibroad officials have been at odds on the issue of paying for installation and maintenance of the proposed signal devices. The PUC engineering investigation outlines the characteristics, traffic pattern, protection and accident record for each of the crossings. According to the report, since Jan. 1, 1960, there have been six accidents in which two persons died and two others were injured at the railroad crossings. The Santa Fe crossing at Tennessee street has the worst accident record, with two acci dents, one killed and two in jured in the past five years. The report does not show that there have been numerous "near accidents" at the four crossings over the years and that many citizens have complained to police authorities about the hazard. 'Visibility at all of the cross ings is described as "restricted." The PUC report indicates that all regular train traffic on both the Santa Fe line and the Southern Pacific track occurs during hours of darkness. Both railroad companies send two trains through Redlands six days per week. Their timetable speed is listed at 20 miles per hour. Vehicular traffic, based on a one-day count taken in August 1964, was shown as follows: Tennessee street, 1760 vehicles at Santa Fe crossing and 360 vehicles at Southern Pacific crossing; Church street, 2750 vehicles; University street, 4,400 vehicles; Judson street, 830 vehicles. connection between automatic protection at crossings. Proposed—Install two standard flashing light signals as minimum protection at South- em Pacific branch track. These signals to be actuated only by SP trains. Install one standard flashing light signal on south side of Southern Pacific drill track to be interconnected with' one flasliing light signal on north side of Santa Fe branch track so that both will be actuated by a train on either track. UNIVERSITY Existing protection — Santa Fe, ; one standard sign and one bell. Southern Pacific, one standard sign and one wigwag. There is no interconnection between automatic protection at crossings. Proposed—Install one standard flashing light signal as minimum protection south of the Southern Pacific track to be interconnected with one flashing light signal north of the Santa PUC staff recommendations, iFe track so that both will be according to the report, are "in[actuated by a train on either consideration of the volumes of I track, vehicular traffic and the ob- s c u r e d visibility of train moves." Recommendations for the four streets are as follow: TENNESSEE Existing protection — Santa Fe, one standard sign. Southern Pacific, one standard sign and two boulevard stop signs (at West State street). Proposed—install two standard flashing light signals as minimum protection at both the Santa Fe crossing and the Southern Pacific. CHURCH Existing protection — Santa Fe, two standard signs and two bells on one post. Southern Pacific, one standard sign and one standard wigwag. There is no inter- JUDSON Existing protection—Santa Fe, one standard sign and one bell. Southern Pacific, one standard sign and one wigwag. Proposed—Install one standard flashing light signal as minimum protection south of the Southern Pacific track to be interconnected with one flashing light signal north of the Santa Fe track so that both will be actuated by a train on either track. Subcommittee hearing in Washington Aerospace faces charges of unnecessary spending (Continued from Page 1) tion officials in California will not issue a specific reply to Campbell's statements at this time. He indicated that a reply might be forthcoming as the hearings in Washington progress. Brown stated that both Air Force and Aerospace representatives are scheduled to testify before the investigating subcommittee. Brown did issue a generalized 8 37 j statement which was prepared 8.91 [last week in advance of the 9.60 10.11 10.23 10.28 10.31 hearings. The release states: "The special investigation subcommittee headed by Rep. Porter Hardy Jr., D-Va., of the House Armed Services Committee, has made an in-depth study of the Aerospace Corp. 'Since last summer, representatives of the GOA, which serves the Congress, have been at EI Segundo during a fact­ finding survey which such a study requires. On AprU 2 and 3 Mr. Hardy, accompanied by Congressman Otis G. Pike, also of the committee, inspected our facihties at El Segundo and at San Bernardino. The Corporation has been fully responsive to requests for information. Our position has been that as a private, nonprofit corporation, serving in the public interest, everything we do is properly subject to scrutiny. "Now that this phase of flie study has been completed, the special investigation subcommittee is holding hearings in Washington this week. We welcome the opportunity wliich such a hearing will present to be further responsive to questions about the corporation, what we do and why we do it." Campbell made his charges after Air Force Secretary Eugene M. Zuckert, the first witness, praised the work of the corporation set up by the Air Force as its key technical advisor for advanced missile and space programs. Answer Charges Later Expecting the attack by Campbell, the secretary asked for a chance to answer the Announcement of Funeral Services JAMES FRED HEISNER Services 2 p.m., Thursday, at the F. Arthur Cortner Chapel. f. ARTHUR CORTNER 221 BROOKSIDE AVE • PY l-\m Announcement of %ery\ce% SAUERBERG, Fred J. Remains forwarded to Brawley, Calif., for Services and Burial Emmerson Mortuaries and Chapels 703 BROOKSIDE AVE. 793-2441 County's bed tax totals $51,339 SAN BERNARDINO (CNS'i— Revenues for the county's bed tax have totaled $51,339 so far in 1965, the County Board of Supervisors was told Monday. April's total was a record S8,- 304. It was reported this was due to the school holidays coming during the month. So far in May, revenues are $7,365, and the total for the three months ended March 31 was $25,670. These funds are allocated by county ordinance to park and recreation projects. WANTED: ONE PARROT BOURNEMOUTH, England (UPI) —Wanted: One friendly parrot, able to rest for long periods on a man's shoulder and not nip pieces out of liis ear, preferably able to say, "pieces o£ eight." The bird is needed for a summer ptoduc- tion of 'Treasure Island' at local theater here. Pay — four pounds ($11.20) per week. charges later and was assured by Hardy that he would be given a "full opportunity" to reply. Campbell not only criticized Aerospace Corp. for "unnecessary acquisition of real property" but also charged that there were other "questionable costs." The comptroller general said other costs included "generous salary increases" and "Uberal incentive compensation" to em­ ployes. He said Aerospace also had reimbursed employes for "unusual relocation expenses and had a company policy of 'unlimited sick leave." In Discussing the corporation's land purchases, Campbell said it had paid $15.1 million for property at El Segundo even though government-owned property was available. He said land was bought by the corporation even before approval of the transaction by the .4ir Force. Property formerly used by Douglas Aircraft Co. across the street was available, he said. At San Bernardino, Campbell said. Aerospace paid S6.9 million for land and new buildings just across the road from the main gate at Norton Air Force Base. Comparable space could have been made available at a cost of $1.T million, he said, by convertmg existing warehouses on the base. Successful Programs In praising the work of Aerospace. Zuckert said tlie corporation had participated in 73 national space launches, of which 69 had ben successful. He said it also had done the advance planning for numerous new systems, including the Titan 3 and minuteman 2 missiles and the manned Orbital Laboratory. Since its formation by the Air Force in 1960, Aerospace Corp. ras received $250,389,899 under its government contracts and it has become the 45th largest defense cotktractor. In his opening statement Hardy said there was no allegation of misfeasance or nonfeasance on the part of the corporation but that the subcommittee was concerned with "management policies and fiscal controls" in the multi-million dollar operation. ITes, desiftx^e forecast I if did sprinkle Some days it doesn't pay to be a newspaper reporter who writes weather stories. Take yesterday,, for instance. "No precipitation," said the U.S. Weather Bureau forecast issued yesterday morning. In fact, the weatherman said there would be no rain for the next five days. Although the light sprinkles dropped only a trace of moisture. It was enough to play havoc with newly washed cars and the Monday wash hanging on many a backyard clothesline. Viewing the sullied finish of his auto, one resident was prompted to remark, "The best efforts of scientific minds can't even protect a ?1.S0 car wash." Muni board to meet Directors of the San Bernar- dmo Valley Municipal Water District are scheduled to award a bid for replacement of a leaky, 7000-foot water line on Fremont street in 'Yucaipa at their regular meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow in the district's offices at 355 D street in San Bernardino. Also on the board's agenda is a report on an engineering discussion between representatives of the district and the East San Bernardino County Water District. 5 Dean Kackley io head RHS student body next year Dean Kackley, Redlands High School junior and son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kackley, 541 Fourth street, has been elected RHS student body president for the 1965-66 year, it was announced today. Kackley won the office in final balloting Friday when two other Associated Student Body officers were also named. A runoff election is being held today to decide between two candidates for treasurer. Elected vice president was Jim Fallows, son of Dr. and Mrs. James A. Fallows, 728 W. Crescent avenue and the new secretary is Nancy Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jacobs, 30515 E. Sunset drive. The runoff in the treasurer's race is pitting Bob Break, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Break, DEAN KACKLEY 26611 Beaumont avenue and Photo by Armand Margaret Kassner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kassner, 1367 Oak street. Kackley defeated his opponent Allan McCall, while Fallows edged out two other candidates. Flip McGowan and Tim Van Horn. Miss Jacobs" opponent was Ann Sherrod. With the conclusion of student body elections today, nominations will begin this week for election of class officers. The baUoting will be held next week it was announced. Kackley is presently active as junior class representative and is a member of the RHS water polo and swimming teams. Vital Records BIRTHS MELUGIN — Bom, a son, Scott .Man, to Mr. and Mrs. Gail Melugin (Arlene Nelson >, April 30, 1965, at San Antonio hospital. Upland. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Nelson, 408 San Jacinto street. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ross Melugin, 608 .Monterey street. ATLEE — Born, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Atlee, 725 East Brockton avenue. May 3. 1965, at Redlands Commu- nily hospital. KWAKE — Born, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kwake. 31528 Yucaipa boulevard, Yucaipa, May 4, 1965, at Red lands Community hospital. DEATHS HEISNER — Died in Redlands, California May 3. 1965, James Fred Heisner, 136 Sierra Vista Drive, aged 21 years, native of Compton, California, and resident of Redlands for 11 years. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the F. Arthur Cortner chapel, Rev. Frank Toothaker officiating. Interment in Hillside Memorial Park. Regrettably, in writing about Irresponsible subdividers, I hit a sensitive nerve, and am truly sorry. The members of one firm feel that my article was pointed in their direction, that it was unjust and will do them harm. Certainly my intent was far from that, 1 am indignant that the "fast buck boys" have taken advantage of our welcoming all with open arms, have made their quick profit and departed. They are not Redlands people and have no regard whatsoever for Redlands and the kind of town most of us want It to be. There are good, reliable, trustworthy local sub- dividers who have been here a long time and show no indication of leaving. They are here to stand behind their work. One of them is a member of the committee on which I am serving to revise !the subdivision ordinance. It's going to be a difficult job to rewrite the ordinance to ensure that the public gets value received from reliable subdividers and yet keep out the unreliable. We hope we can come up with a good workable ordinance. My apologies are offered to all reliable subdividers who may have thought I was tarring them with the same brush as the no good- niks. Now You Know By United Press International Mayor Phiel of St. Petersburg, Fla., was the first passenger aboard the first commercial airline flight in the United States on a trip from St. Petersburg to Tampa. Fla.. on Jan. 1, 1914, according to National AirUnes. Mrs. Kubias' brother dies in Iowa Edward Differding, brother of Mrs. Margaret Kufaias, 83 Eureka street, died last Thursday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was buried there yesterday. Mr. Differding was 78 years old at the time of his death. Mrs. Kubias visited her brother last year while on a trip to the east It was their first reunion in 28 years. He also leaves three nieces, Mrs. Hazel Yingst of Redlands, Mrs. Beatrice Harris of Pasadena and Mrs. Helen Govier of Lancaster, Wise; a nephew, Albert Kubias of Los Angeles and a half-sister, Mrs. Dorothy Ra her of Sun City, Calif. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified AH."; About People Ronald D. Street, formerly of Redlands, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace G. Street, now of San Bernardino, recently received a master of business administration degree from the graduate school of business at the University of Santa Clara. He has accepted a position with Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company in Los Angeles. Sawyer, Cook & Co. REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Insurance & Surety Bonds 12 W, State Phone 79-3-2814 THE FIDDLE SHOP (Peter Stoffel) VIOLIN MAKER FOR 50 YEARS • Violins and Repairing • Guitars Repaired • Instruments Bought, Sold and Traded • Prices Reasonable • Free Appraisal 137 W. CITRUS Near P.O. 792-7412 Meed home money? Apply for an HFC Householder's Loan Spring is an ideal time for fixing up the house—inside or outside. And an HFC Householder's Loan provides money to do whatever needs doing now. Remodel, refurnish or redecorate the interior. Repaint or repair the exterior.You borrow confidently, repay conveniently at HFC, Ask about credit life insurance on loans at group rates Afneunl locK *o $100 200 500 1000 1500 2000 2300 MONT 24 paymts HIY PA IS paymts VMENT 1 12 paymts •LANS 3« Afneunl locK *o $100 200 500 1000 1500 2000 2300 $ 5.59 11.18 27.31 51.83 75.33 98.61 121.80 S 6.96 13.93 34.22 65.72 96.19 126.44 156.60 S 9.74 19.49 •48.15 93.59 138.02 18? ?1 226.30 iS18.15 36.30 90.15 177.44 263.71 AboK payments include both principal and charges, based on prompt repayment. HOUSEHOLD FINANC 212 N. Orange St., between State and Central PHONE: pyramid 3-2295 HOUKS: Monday tlini Thursdoy ID to S-Fridny, 10 to S

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