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iracfs Page 20 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MAY 7, 1965 The President ought to have the best information One question that occupies tlie critics of President Johnson's action is whetlier or not there ever really was any danger of a Communist take-over of Dominican Republic. The New Yorlv Times, for one, observed that since U.S. Troops had intervened, "no one any longer will be able to prove or disprove the tliesis that a rebel victory would have brought a Communist government to Santa Domingo." Right. But let's recall the case of Fidel Castro in Cuba. The New York Times, which is inclined to regai'd itself as infallible, was represented there by Herbert Mathews. Being right on the ground, he had the Real McCoy. Fidel Castro was not a Communist, tlie correspondent repeatedly assured readers of the Times. With this truly monumental mis-information, the Times helped to quiet the movement to intervene in Cuba and to stop a Communist take-over. Eisenhower waited and thereby permitted everyone — even the editors of Ihe New York Times—to discover that the revolution was Communist through and through. So if the issue is taking the President's word for it or the New York Times, we've with Lyndon Johnson all of the way. It is just possible that if the President of the United States really wishes to listen 1o all of the official sources of information available to him—including to the Central Intelligence Agency—he might have the right dope. But as the New York Times implies, someone might have misinformed him . . . someone who had failed to read the Real McCoy, in the Times, of course. A medal for Powers In a secret ceremony, the Central Intelligence Agency last month awarded a secret medal to Francis Gary Powers. CIA isn't talking, but everyone remembers tliat he was the U-2 pilot who was shot down over Rus.sia, imprisoned, and later traded for the Soviet spy master, Rudolf Ivanovich Abel. Powers is one of the most maligned lieroes in modern America. A medal was due to him a long time ago. In the age of ballistic missiles with nuclear war heads, it is imperative that the United States gather as accurate information as it can on Soviet weapons. Some of those ICBM's are targetted right on us. With Ihe pi'pss of a button they can dispatch us to kingdom come. To talk about whether we should or .'iliouldn't conduct flights over Russia is utter nonscn.'jc. Our survival depended on it in 1960, before spy-in-the-sky satellites were developed. When Powers was sliot down over Russia, the fact of the over-flights was belligerently advertised to the world by Khrushchev, who had known of them for some time. A lot of people in this country, who should have known better, used this incident to attack the Eisenhower administration. Whatever the faults of Ihe administration may have been, sending Gary Powers over Russia in a U-2 to take photographs was not one of them. Even Senator John Kennedy—who joined llie attack on Eisenhower—conceded tliis by his own, later, actions. When he became President he dispatched U-2 pilots over Cuba and on the basis of their information went to the brink of nuclear war over the Russians' missiles in Cuba. Precocious pooches What is Man's Best Friend doing to man? He's latching on to man's culture, is what he's doing. In Chicago, the American Cancer Society reports that dogs used by the society in re- .search projects have quickly acquired the cigarette habit and would rather bite than switch. In London, a pub-punchy pooch has become so addicted to alcoholic beverages it is feared he may end up a rumhound. In Portland, Ore., a precocious pup has flipped for the sidewalk surfboard craze and is now the fastest paw in the junior jet set. First thing we know, these mixed-up mutts will think they're as advanced as people and start dropping bombs on each other. It's pretty rough to see civilization going to the dogs.—O.C. The Newsreel Ljnidon Johnson's "First 100 Days" are noted. The period seems to have some magical connotation, whether it is in being President or in giving up smoking. The steel strike threat passes, and just in time. Tillie was about to start hoarding girdlers. Almost every country in the w'orld these days is a powder keg. They only differ in the length of the fuse. Eph Pottle almost got away with convincing 1 he Revenooer that the still was his little boy's exhibit in the science fair. In the average home all those little repairs that make for comfortable living are put off until it's time to get the place in shape to sell. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Bumper sticker observed on the bacli of a Cadilloc: "I'm fighting poverty. "I work." Our country correspondent reports that his pea hen has the mistaken notion that she is a stork. She has built her nest atop the roof of his two-story house, right next to the chimney. There she sits with a splendid view of the San Bernardino Valley. This meets with the approval of the three other birds of the same feather. The lordly peacock, her mate, has taken a stance on the ground near the house and watches her with persistent interest. Two ladies-in-waiting have taken rather fixed positions, forming a royal circle —also watching the roof top. Unable to understand how Lady Bird is going to fend for herself and for the chicks — when they hatch — our correspondent has taken to climbing a ladder each day, straddling the roof top and 'looping his way over to the nest. There he provides Lady Bird with water and feed. He hopes she appreciates it. Know your California- Time Magazine begins an article this week, as follows: "A mirage? "There in the sand-blown, baking desert. . ." .•^nd the article ends: "Trudging. . .barefoot on the hot pebbly sand, can be a bit painful." Can you guess where tliis land of desert mirages, of baking sand, may be? "Death Valley," you say? Well, that would be a good guess. But actually Time is talking about a spot iust 10 miles west of Redlands. hy the Cotton .^ir- pon. The subject of the article is Ihe boalless, water skiing arena, and the overhead cable system of lowing skiers. (The Facts described the ski- way two weeks ago.) If Cotton, in May, suggests the Sahara Desert to the New York City slickers who publish Time, what description, could they have lor a San Bernardino World's Fair in .July 196S? Their fervid imaginations would probably couple the fair to the blast furnaces at Kaiser Steel. Perhaps for the reason that Ihe Southern California Edison, on the h.vdro side of its family tree, began in Redlands, the company has always supplied and distributed — power here. Our Cotton neighbors, however, have a municipal power department which buys eledrici- ly wholesale a n d distributes it retail. Tuesday, Ihe voters w^ent to the polls to decide if the municipality should retain the distribution system or sell it to Edison for S4.2 million. Those in favor of selling numbered 314 more than a majority, but 192 less than the required two-thirds. So, Colton slays in the electric business. Edi.son officials can hardly be expected to view with enthusiasm Cotton's pending scheme to annex—and tax—an Edison substalion and steam plant assessed at ?10 million. M'hen the Riverside voters, in a similar election, refused to sell the municipal electric distribution system to Calelectric, that company properly registered its displeasure by moving its head offices from Riverside to Rialto. One Minute Pulpit Since thou hast closed their minds to understanding, therefore thou wilt not let them triumph.—Job 17:4. Then men who made Ihe world wiser, better and holier were ever battling with the laws and customs and institutions of the world.—Clarence Darrow. "Where Is Everybody?" WASHINGTON Time for intellectuals to do a bit of reading — and thinking By Bruce Biossat Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: —10:00, Chan. 7. 12 o'clock High. "The Hero." James Whitmore guests as a World War I Veteran seeking reassignment to flying duty. 8:00 — Chan. 5. Hollywood Park Preview. Gil Stratton hosts kickoff of the new racing season with interviews with jockeys, owners, trainers and track executives. 8:10 —Chan. 11. Baseball. Los .Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants at Candlestick Park. 10:00 — Chan. 4. Jack Paar has as his guests Nancy Wilson, Sue Carson, Police Lt. Neil Behan and Cambridge Circus troupe. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 92, lowest 53. Dedication of the Brookside Free Methodist Church to be held at 3 p.m. Sunday with Bishop Leslie R. Marston officiating. George Ziser elected president of Redlands Junior High school student body for next year. Redlands Soroptimists elect Blanche Reese as new president. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 60, lowest 51. Preliminary special census gives Redlands population of 21,266. a gain of 1,244 since 1953. Redlands gets woman mayor when Miss Florence Ellis elected by Youth Council. Frank .Armstrong reports record return on citrus when part of a shipment from his groves brings S12.70 per box in eastern auctions. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 68, lowest 46. Jlrs. Elizabetli Mitchell. Earl Wilmer and D. Lowell Wells elected to board of trustees at annual meeting of First Methodist church. John Blumenberg defeats Darrell Hudlow to win president's cup in Country Club goLf tournament. Gil Castanada of Lincoln school wins city marble championship under auspices of Optimist club. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. FRIDAY NIGHT 5:00— 5—Shebang 7—News 9—Laurel and Hardy 11—Billy Barty 13—Lloyd Thaxton 5:30— 7—News 9—Jlr. Magoo (c) 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:45— 4. 7—News 6:00— 2—News 5—Forest Rangers (c) 7—Movie 9—9th Street West 11—Paul Winchell 13—Ruff & Beddy 6:30— 4—News .5—Leave It To Beaver 13—Magilla Gorilla (c) 7:00— 2—News 4—Littlest Hobo 5—Rifleman 9—Film Feature 11—Bachelor Father 13-High and Wild (c) 7:30— 2—Rawhide 4—International Showtime ,5—Surfing World (c) 7—Flinlstones 9—Movie II—Dodger Dugout 13—Travel Quiz 7:55—11—Dodger Warmup 8:00— 5—Hollywood Park Preview (c) 7—Farmer's Daughter 13—Arrest and Trial 8:10—11—Baseball 8:30— 2—Cara Williams 4—Bob Hope .5—Movie 7—Addanis Family 9:00— 2—Our Private World 7—Valentine's Day 9:15— 9—New^s 9:30— 2—Gomer Pyle, USMC 4—lack Bcmiy 7—FDR 9—Insight 13—George Shearing 10:00— 2—Slattery's People 4—Jack Paar 5—News and Sports 7—12 O'clock High 9—Jlovie 13—Silents Please 10:30— 5—Detectives 13—News and Sports 11:00— 2, 4, 7—News 5—Movie (c) 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (c) 7—Nightlife 11—News 11:30— 2—Movie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—.Mvin 4—Underdog (c) 11—Movie 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 4—Fireball XL-5 5—Movie 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw 4—Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 11:00— 2—Linus 4—Movie 5—Movie 7—Baseball 13—Movie 11:30— 2—Jetsons 9—King and Odie 11—Opinion in the Capital 12:00— 2—CBS News Special 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie ll_Movie 12:30— 4—Teacher '65 13—Fore Golfers (c^ 1:00— 2—1 Love Lucy 4-Profile 1:30— 2—Friend-ship Show 4—Piano Literature 11—Dodger Dugout 13—Movie 1:4.5— 9—News ]:5,5_ 9_GoIf Tip 2:00— 2—Creative People 4—.Agriculture U.S..A. 5—Movie 7—American Bandstand 9—Movie 11—Dodger Warmup 2:10—11—BasebaU 2:30— 2—Tottle 4—Your Man in Washington 2:45— 4—Film Short 3:00— 2—Movie 4—Movie 7—Casper 3:15—13—Movie 3:30— 5—Blue Angels 7—Porky Pig 9—Movie 4:00— 5—TV Bowling 7—Bugs Bunny 4:30— 2—Scholarquiz 4—World Concert Hall 7—Hoppity Hooper (c) WASHINGTON (NEA)— America's intellectual community is under the heaviest fire it has felt in many years. It is worth inquiring why this is so. The attacks, of course, represent a response to the sweeping criticisms many intellectuals (and a lot of others) have levied against U.S. pohcy in Viet Nam. In rebuttal, some of these are now complaining that President Johnson and his supporters appear to want to muzzle them. Even if the President would like to quiet his critics, he knows he cannot. And many who are assailing the intellectuals among them have no thought of that. Their real complaint is that they are not being intellectual enough. The charge is that their critical comment has far too often been founded on the quicksand of factual error, has been painfully imprecise, and has lacked the hard bite of well-thought-out judgments. The critics' rejoinder has been to fault the President for not giving them the facts. But much vital information is already a matter of open record, and some independent experts on Viet Nam go on collecting significant data without much help from the government. The intellectuals' errors of fact and their shallow judgments have seriously eroded their credibility at a time when sane debate would be highly useful. Their high-pitched plaints against U.S. bombing of North Viet Nam as dangerous, unnecessary, and above all inhumane, seem very close to being hypocritical. Despite some protests to the contrary. Ihey have not exhibited similar verbal compassion for the many thousands of South Vietnamese killed by the Viet Cong since they began their murderous depredations back in 1957. Already well remarked is the fact that Red guerrillas have exterminated upwards of 15,000 South Vietnamese village chiefs, health specialists and others who could help assure orderly, hopeful life in the countryside. A 1962 field survey by a world teaching agency in South Viet Nam reported then that Viet Cong terror closed 636 South Vietnamese schools, wilh 300 teachers killed or kidnaped and 80,000 children left without schooling. Nor have the North Vietnamese escaped Hanoi's brutality. Pursuing land reform, the Reds executed 50,000 civilians and jailed another 100,000. When farmers just above the 17th parallel rebelled in 1956, black year of Soviet repression in Hungary, Hanoi killed or deported 6,000 in a similar atrocity. Stripped of obscuring language, the case some intellectuals are making consists of categorical assertions—repeated with a kind of visceral stubbornness — that bombing is both bad and useless, that the great danger is escalation toward general war, that a proper neutrality can and should be achieved for Viet Nam and all of Southeast Asia, and America is overextended and has no business in Asia. The role of bombing in any war deserves fair debate. In this instance, the complaining intellectuals have, somewhat arrogantly, made their own determination of its purpose and prejudged its effect. They have improperly downgraded its impact and measured it a failure — against their own standards. In the nuclear age and prospect of escalation can never be dismissed lightly. But John P. Roche, a Brandeis University professor who is one of the intellectuals' own, is ,iusl one among many thoughtful men who can argue plausibly that escalation bringing Moscow and Peking into the war is an unlikely thing. As too many intellectuals have not discussed this matter thoughtfully, so have they failed to talk realistically about what sort of "neutrality" could he achieved and maintained in troubled Southeast .4sia. Their assertion that we do not belong in .Asia cannot be taken at their valuation. Such a position has vast implications for what w^ould then be the constricted European area, and for the whole use and trust of power by America as free world leader and guardian. The matter demands exhaustive examination, not assertion. What can be levied against some intellectuals, then, is that they have not been living up to the best of their own breed. They have been making propaganda, not reasoned argument rooted in fact. There is no danger of their "fighting the last war," as a nation's key figures often are accused of doing. They do not even remember it. They have made their "case" in a rash of "teach-ins" around the country. From their performance to date, their greater need would seem to be for a long round of "read-ins" and "think-ins." DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Worm-killing drug works but hasn't won approval By Dr. WajTie G. Brandstadt LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Among those theories "V/hat a day! I was exposed ia mumps and Hubert Humphrey." WASHINGTON (UPI)—There has been a lot of discussion recently about French President Charles de Gaulle's criticism of U,S, activities in Viet Nam, the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, .Ml sorts of theories have been advanced to explain his behavior, and it has caused a certain amount of resentment in this country. For instance, some observers have suggested that he assumed the role of gadfly for reasons of personal vanity. But I don't think there is anything to the rumor that he wants to buy the Rock of Gibraltar and change its name to "De Gaulle Stone." More logical, in my opinion, is the theory that De Gaulle fears that France is in danger o£ becoming ".Americanized" and is steering an independent course to help his country retain its individuality. Language Corrupted In that connection, I call your attention to several recent developments that may shed some light on the matter. Item: A Paris professor wTote a book in which he complained that the French language was being corrupted by American idioms and terminology. He noted that the French had adopted such words as "missile con e," "self-service" and "weekend," not to mention 'pullover", "hot dog" and "cocktail." The book itself, incidentally, became "un best-seller." Item: According to recent reports, bourbon whisky has become an "in" drink with the Paris smart set. This distinctively .American beverage, long regarded by leading French tipplei-s as uncivilized, now has "le standing," which is the French equivalent of a status symbol. Promote American Beef Item: The U.S. Department of .Agriculture has undertaken a program to promote American-style cookouts in France and other parts of Western Europe. Secretary Orville L. Freeman told a Senate committee that "The outdoor grill could become the best overseas beef salesman w-e have." He said that European beef, when grilled, has about the same degree of tenderness as "high quality shoe leather." Item: Peanut butter, heretofore virtually unknown outside the United States, was introduced to Europeans at a 1963 food fair- and has since been spreading rapidly on the continent. Which means that French children will soon have their faces smeared with peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches. Conclusion: De Gaulle's criticism of U.S. policies may be a form of retaUation. FLYS IN HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — German star Hardy Kruger will fly to Hollywood to star with James Stewart in "The Flight of the Phoenix" at 20th-Fox. Q — In a recent column you mentioned thiabendazole as a drug that would kill hook-worm and other parasites. Our druggist says he never heard of it. Where can I get it? A — Although this drug has been used for several years by veterinarians to rid animals of various worms and has been used successfully in human beings, it is still considered experimental. It must await Food and Drug Administration approval, Q — How is infection with Staph 80 acquired? Is it dangerous? How is it treated? .A — The typing of different .strains of staphylococci (including type 80) is an expensive laboratory procedure which is done for research purposes only. The type of staphylococcus found in an infected wound or boil has no relationship to the severity of the infection it can cause. The various strains of staphylococcus are widely disseminated in our environment. They are commonly found on the skin and in the nose. They cause trouble only when they gain access to a cut or THE ALMANAC Today is Friday, May 7, the 127th day of 1965 wilh 238 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. Robert Browning, the English poet, was born on this day in 1812. On this day in history: In 1915, a German submarine torpedoed the liner Lusitania off the coast of Ireland. It sank in less than 22 minutes and almost 1,200 people died, 124 of them Americans. In 1945, Germany surrendered at General Eisenhower's headquarters in Rheims, France. In 1964, an airliner crashed 40 miles east of San Francisco, killing all 44 people on board. .An FBI report indicated the pilot was shot. .A thought for the day: French piiilosopher Pascal said: "It is not good to have too much liberty, it is not good to have all one wants." bruise or become imbedded in one of the pores of the skin. Any strain of staphylococcus is dangerous in that it is likely to cause an infection. Treatment with penicillin and other antibiotics has been highly successful but a boil or abscess must be opened so that drainage of the pus can be established. Q — I have been taking antihistamines since August for hives. lam allergic to several things. Most of the drugs I have used make me sleepy and depressed. Will they cause any permanent damage if I take them for along time? A—Alt antihistamines cause the side effects you mentioned, especially in the first three days. If the drowsiness and depression persist longer than this, an antihistamine compound that contains amphetamine should be substituted for the plain antihistamine. Most persons who need this type of medication must take it over a long period. For this reason periodic examination by your physician is essential. Q — My doctor is giving me Ritalin. What is it for? Is it harmful? -A — Methylhenidate (Rita­ lin) is an antidepressant. It is one of the safest drugs for this purpose but it should not be taken by anyone who has high blood pressure or epilepsy. NOTICE OF ASSESSME.NT LUGOKIA WATER CO.MP.\.NT Location of Princfpal Office: 101 East Olive Ave.. Redlands. San Bernardino County, Califurnia Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the Board of Directors held on the 2oth day of March. 1965. an assessment iNo. 89), of Four Dollars (S4.00) per share was levied -upon the shares of the corporation, payable to the Secretary of the corporation at 101 East OUve Avenue, Redlands, California. Purpose of this assessment is as follows: 512,1300.00 for general operating expetises. Any shares upon which this assessment remains unpaid on the 20th day of May, 1965, will be delinquent, and unless payment be made prior to delinquency the .said shares, or as many of them as may be necessary, will be sold at the said offica of the corporation. 101 East Olive Avenue. Hedlands. California, on the 22nd day of June. 1965, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. of such day, to pay the delinquent assessment, together with a penalty of live per cent of the amount of the assessment on nuch shares, or be forfeited to the corporation. Dated: March 23. 1965. Douglas Black, Secretary LUGONIA WATER COMPANY 101 E. Olive Ave, Kcdlands, California

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