Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 10, 1965 · Page 4
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4 - Mon., May 10, 1965 Redlands Daily Facts Students help over weekend Redlands citrus growers face bleak labor picture A "bleak picture'' still prevailed today in the Redlands citrus labor problem despite the weekend efforts of 18 students and (he arrival of a dozen Los Angeles area workers. Local growers hope to recruit 20 to 35 more field workers from Los Angeles tomorrow to replace migrant laborers who have moved north. Charles Cram, manager of the Cone labor camp operated by the Eiver Growers Association, reported today that 18 college and high school students reported Saturday morning for work in local groves. He stated that most of the students were assigned to Western Fruit Growers packing house, which is struggling to harvest the balance of its navel orange crop. Cram estimated that 100,000 boxes of navels are still on the trees. A group of 12 persons — in­ cluding a family of five were transported from Los Angeles on Friday. They were recruited through the state Department of Employment. Nine of the 12 were still on the job today, according to Cram. "These are unemployed family men rather than transient workers. There are nine of them still here today, which is better than average," Cram said. The River Growers Association, which provides harvest crews for nearly all Redlands area citrus packing houses, will send buses into Los Angeles to morrow to pick up as many men as state labor recruiters can pro vide. Ralph Sochrest, president of the Eiver Growers Association, stated that an experienced man will be assigned to the group as an instructor on how to pick oranges. At least some of the unexper­ ienced students made a good account of themselves, according to Laird Roddick, manager of Western Fruit Growers. He related that three students picked 30, 25, and 24 boxes of fruit respectively. "One of the men from Los Angeles had a total effort of three bo.\es," Roddick said, "It depends on your attitude." Cram stated that students will continue to be accepted for Saturday work, as long as they are willing to work a full day. Another e.xodus of migrant workers from the Cone Camp is anticipated tomorrow after the men recieve their wages. Cram said there were still about 55 laborers living at the camp as of today, but that about 20 of them did not report for work today because they had not returned from their weekend trips home. Junior first grade program gives boost to young pupi By VIC POLLARD [short attention span, limited Not many years ago, a child | ability to work independently who started to school younger lor follow directions and the need than most of his classmates, or was a little slower in maturing, had two strikes against him to begin with. In his first few school years, and often in the higher grades, he found his school work more difficult tiian his contemporaries and his grades were usually lower. This poor start in school sometimes severely handicapped the educational progress of perfectly normal students, largely because of poor reading ability. But not any more, at least in Redlands public schools. Through a program called the .junior first grade, the "immature" student can get an extra year of school before he enters the regular first grade. This often gives him the extra push he needs to get started out on an equal academic footing with his classmates. Boys Mature Slower L. Ernest Owen, director ot elementary curriculum, e.\- plained that the immature student is usually a boy who was born between September and December. This makes him not quite five years old when he starts to kindergarten. Children must be five by Dec. 2 in order to start school in any par-' ticular year. "And they're usually boys," said Owen, "because boys simply develop slower than girls." However, he added that slow development also shows up in older boys and in girls. In which case, they, too, are recommended for the junior first grade. He explained that the standards for spotting the immature child include poor coordination between eye and hand, lack of readiness for reading, usually for extra encouragement, much individual attention or speech therapy. Just Natural Delay 'Of ^course, no one student will have all of these traits but some of them will show up in the kindergarten student v.'ho is not yet ready for regular first grade," he said. These do not indicate mental retardation but simply a nalur al delay in physical and mental maturity among some perfectly normal children, he added. "This is not a program for the mentally retarded," Owen explained. "Most of these traits will disappear as the child grows older. "Neither do we want children with severe behavior problems. We feel that youngsters in the regular first can handle a misbehaving child better than those in the junior first." Selection for the junior first grade comes after screening for traits of immaturity at the end of the kindergaretn term. In most cases, a conference is held with the parent and a recommendation made that the youngster be placed in junior first. Thunderstorm spoils Mother's Day barbecues NEW LEADERS - These are next year's student body officers at Clement Junior High school. Elected to the posts were, from left, Tom Clingman, president; Steve Shepherd, vice president; Peter Diaz, secretary; and John Williamson, treasurer^ Clingman elected to lead Clement student body "We put children in this program only with parental consent," said Owen. Parents In Favor Ho reported that nearly all parents react favorably to the recommendation. "We even have some who want their children in junior first even though they don't need it." he said. Pupils in the junior first grade are given a "completely unique curriculum so that when they go into regular first they are not repealing what they've already learned," said Owen. The class work puts special emphasis on reading and lan­ guage arts and also concen trates on arithmetic and social studies. Development in these areas, as well as the extra time provided by the added year of school, allows the child to mature in preceptual ability and learning capacity, the areas in which most immature students are lacking. The classes are limited to 25 students to provide a good teacher-student ratio. Students from schools where there are not enough immature children to make up a full class are bussed to classes in other schools. Success is Proven Records demonstrate conclusively that the junior first grade gives an extra push to students who would otherwise do poorly in their first few grades. Surveys conducted among regular first graders who have been in the program show that most of them start out at a reading level v;ith or above their classmates. Furthermore, the same pattern holds up at the end of the first grade year. Another proof of the program's effectiveness is that some of the pupils are ready to start the second grade at the end of the junior first year. Since its inception several years ago. the program has grown to five classes at four schools involving nearly 100 students this year. Plans are to expand it to the Mission and Victoria schools next year when the Mission district becomes a part of the Redlands school sys tern. Kenneth Hurlbcrt, assistant superintendent for instruction, de scribed the program as "the most significant thing we've done to develop our reading program in a long time. This is not unique to Redlands by any means but I think we've car ried it farther than most other districts have." Tom Clingman will take over the reins of government as student body president at Clement Junior High school next fall. Clingman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Clmgman, 1603 Capri street, Mentone, and three other officers were elected for the 1965-66 school year in balloting held Friday and today. Assisting Clingman as vice president will be Steve Shepherd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shepherd. 1219 Zanjero court, also of Mentone. Elected secretary was Peter Diaz, son of Mrs. Hartcnsia E. Diaz, 1602 Alta street. The all-boy student government will be rounded out by treasurer John Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert William­ son, 611 W. Pioneer avenue. The voting followed a week of nominations in which the candidates were endorsed by petitions signed by a number of other students. The contestants visited home rooms to give speeches in behalf of their candidacies. About People Weird was the description ofi yesterday's Mother's Day weather, but exasperated was the word for hundreds of backyard chefs and Sylvan Park picnickers who were driven inside by sudden gusts ot wind and a driving rain. The brief wind and rain storm, accompanied by thunder and lightning, struck almost without warning and left .03 of an inch of moisture. It swept in over the city just as many amateur barbecue experts fondly began to coax steaks or roasts to a golden brown turn. As raindrops began to sputter on the charcoal and the wind whipped ashes all over the meat, there was only one thing to do- grab the brazier and dasih for the covered patio or garage. Despite the matriarchal nature of the day, rumors (not confirm ed) had many men temporarily forgetting then: mothers' instruc tions on the use of unsavory language. Plans for many a Sylvan Park picnic in honor of mother were spoiled by the weatherman's practical .joke. However, those irritated or in- Dr. Stanley L. Combs, pro fessor of education at the University ot Redlands, has been requested by the California Department ot Education to serve on a committee evaluating school requests for federal funds under the National Defense Education Act. The group will meet this week in Sacramento to review the projects proposed by the district and county school offices. Mrs. Bishop dies ot 75 in Pasadena convenienced by yesterday's weather, shouldn't make any similar plans for barbecues or picnics today or tomorrow. The afternoon thundershowers were expected to retiim in areas near mountains. The surprise strom was unusual in that the hard rain and westerly wind arrived at about the same time shortly before 5 p.m. They lasted for less than half an hour and departed jusc as quickly as they came. Tlie only warning was a short, light sprinkle that preceded the main portion ot the storm by about half an hour. No serious wind damage was reported, but the ram was blamed as a factor in at least three traffic accidents which re- jsulted in several injuries, ranging from minor to moderate. Redlands caught the western edge ot a rain blanket which stretched eastward over the mountains to a line ronning roughly between points 20 miles east ot Big Bear Lake and 20 miles east ot Julian in the San Diego mountains. The heaviest rainfall locally was recorded at Mill creek which received .11 of an inch, bringmg its season total to 14.-19 mches. At other stations, Calimesa got .08 of an inch for a season total of 13.25; and -Mentone .03 for a season figure of 13.18. Frances Olson to give final forum of season City planners to study mobile home ordinance City Planning Commissioners will lend their ideas to a proposed mobile home park ordinance which will be placed before them for review and study tomorrow. The ordinance is a restrictive measure which seeks to strike a balance between the public popularity of mobile home living and the City Council desire to limit the number and location of such developments. At present, Redlands has no mobile home ordinance. .M- thougb the City Council has reviewed the proposed ordinance. additional comment." Under the study ordinance, mobile home parks could be located in R-1 and R-2 residential districts, but would have to be at least five acres in size and be situated on a major or secondary highway. Planning director W. C. Schindler was requested to make a site-by-site count of potential mobile home parks that might qualify and to plot them on a map. A Planning Commission re \'iew of the proposed ordinance is scheduled as the last item it has not yet made up its mind!on tomorrow's agenda. Other matters to be consid the Commission at its to allow mobile \ on whether _ , homes. icred by On April 21. the Council rc-;3 p.m. session are: ferred the study ordinance to the Planning Commission for Train hits car but youth not injured A teen - age Redlands youth narrowly escaped injury last night when a Southern Pacific diesel engine struck the side of his car at a railroad crossing on Grove street just north of Central avenue, police reported. Officers said the car, driven by Burton E. Colby, 19, of 1339 E. Stillman avenue, was knocked about 54 feet south of the crossing by the impact. Engineer ot the train, Carl Wylcr of San Bernardino, told pohce he had sounded the train's warning whistle and bell as it approached the crossing about 6:08 p.m. REV. R. MERRILL JENSEN Rev. Jensen gets doctorate seminary The Rev. R. Slerrill Jensen, former assistant to the president of the University of Redlands, was honored today when a Doc lor of Divinity degree was conferred on him by the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary of Philadelphia. Dr. Jensen, presently pastor of the First Baptist Church of Southfield, Mich., left his UR position in 1962. He came to Redlands m 1956 after serving more than seven years as pastor of the Immanuel Baptist church of Long Beach. His duties as tlie UR were in the realm of Church Relations and took him tliroughout tlie Southwest. Dr. Jensen earned Iiis bachelor of divinity degree from the East- em Baptist Theological Semmary in 1941. An all-color film on South Africa will be presented by Frances I. Olson on Wednesday, May 12, 7:30 p.m. in the University of Redlands chapel, according to Jack Binkley, coordinator. This will be the final forum for this season. A new series will be starting next September. Mrs. Olson is a world traveler, lecturer, photographer and educator. While making this film, she traveled over 15,000 miles. South Africa is presented with its great variety. The Afrikaner Whites are shown on their farms, cities, mines and factories. The Indians, the Malays, the Colored, and the Bantu — Africans — are each presented in their way ot life. There are scenes of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. In the reserves some follow the old ways. Tribal customs are slow to change. Others are learning modern methods, growing profitable sisal, becoming industrialized, gaining higher education and achieving a form of self-government. Those who work in the mines take aptitude tests and meet new problems of adjustment. The film entitled "People of South Africa" gives new insight into the complexities of South Africa's problems and an increased understanding of t h e points of view of its varied people. Dorothy Brenan, representing Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Mon- teeito Memorial Park for Mrs. Myrtus Mae Bishop, a former Redlands resident who died Saturday in Pasadena. Mrs. Bishop, who died at the age of 75 after a short illness, lived with her family in Redlands until 1946 when she moved to Pasadena. She came to this area 50 years ago from Meri dian, Tex. She is survived by her husband, John D. Bishop; four daughters Mrs. Cora Mae Brown and Mrs. Opal Bangle, both ot Pasadena, Mrs. Esther Ruth Hopkins, of Dinuba, and Mrs. Pearl L. Gransubury, of Alaska; a son, Ray Bishop, of Barstow; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Edwards and Cummings mortuary of Pasadena is in charge of funeral arrangements. RAINFALL TABLE Sea- Last Storm son Year Redlands 03 10.34 11.75 Mentone 03 13.18 15,40 Calimesa 08 13.25 15.84 Mill Creek ... .11 14.49 19.81 FRANCES I. OLSON the Contemporary Club and the Redlands Community Forum Committee, will be chairman for the evening. The series has been co-sponsored by the University of Redlands and the Redlands Public Schools, Division of Adult Education. Members of the Redlands Commimity Forum Committee include Dr. Lester Phillips. Dr. H. Fred Heisner, Dr. George Armacost, Mrs. J. C. Jackson, Dr. Reinhold Krantz, Miss Linda Olson, Miss Edith Taylor, Mrs. Dorothy Brenan, and Jack F. Binkley. Poultry and Eggs LOS AKGELES. May 10 IVPII — Eggs: prices lo retaUers f.o.b. to distributor plants (delivered I'j cents higherl: AA extra large 36 ',2 -38'b. A extra large 33ib-37 >3, AA large 28'b-3Jii. A large 26'i-27"j, B large 22 '3 -23'i, AA medium 25ii-28i;. A medium 23'i-24'j, AA small 13 21 '2. A small 16'j-17i:. Prices to consumers: AA large 43-50, A large 37-45. AA medium 29-44, A medium 36-42, AA small 35-40, A small 33-35. Poultry: Fryers 17-19, roasters 2125, egg type hens delivered 4-5': wtd. avg. 4.70. at ranch 2'b-4 >2 wtd avg. 3.52: young torn turkeys 22, fryer roasters 21',i. 123 C«ion Street \^ REDLANDS/ Weekdays Cont. From 7 P.M. Sat., Sun. Cont. From 2 P.M. 2& —Public hearing to consider an amendment to the Sign Code. —Request by Rose Hinerman for permission to split property on the southeast corner of Summit avenue and Elm street. —Request by Foresberg and Gregory for permission to split property generally east of the intersection of Center Crest drive and Center street. —Request by Robert I. Steam for commission approval of revised site development plan and elevations for a neighborhood store to be located on the west side of Judson street, between Citrus avenue and Central avenue. Facts Classified Ads Can Sell Anything Call 793-3221 ONEMASCOPE caoRBToauxE Also in Color —Doris Day in "MOVE OVER DARLING Citrus Market LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) — Representative prices by size and grade all orange auction markets: 56s 72s 88s First grade 4.23 3.97 3.70 Second grade ....2.15 2.10 2.33 1I3s 13Bs U3s First grade 3.38 3.07 3.23 Second grade ....2.31 2.41 Trend: Slightly lower in spots; stable. THE PACIFIC BALLET THEATRE PRESEKTS The Nutcracker ACT II The Sleeping Beauty ACT 111 Plus Katinka& the Matchmaker Audience with Pope VATICAN CITY (UPI)—Pope Paul VI today received in private audience the Rev. Theo-i dore Foley, tlie American supe-j rior general of the Passionist Fathers, and members of the Orders General Curia. SUNDAY, MAY 16th 2:15 P.M. Clock Auditorium Redlands High School Tickets: AdulU $2.50 Children under 13....$1J0 Tickets ar» ovoiloblo at HARRIS CO. - REDLANDS Why Not? 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