Page 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MAY 11,1965 Unemployment figures put the picture out of focus Everyone who seriously investigates the government figures on unemployment comes up with the conclusion that the numbers, themselves, are grossly misleading. They never mean what they seem to mean. This is important in all parts of the country but pai'ticularly so in our own valley at this time. The braceros wei'e sent back to Mexico. Controversy has been almost continuous between the farmers and the Department of Labor. Sam Lubel, after weeks of interviewing jobless workers in 21 cities reports: "We need to break free of our habit of thinking of unemployment in terms of a single national rate. The fact that five per cent or more of the labor force has been reported out of work for so long lias built up a concept of unemployment as being peculiarly hard-core and unyielding. This obscures the actual reduction in unemployment that has taken place. We also need to think of 'unemployment' not as one problem of unchanging stubborness, but as many separate problems undergoing constant change." His overall conclusion is that "unemployment in the nation is nowhere near as serious as pictured by official Washington." U.S. News and World Report says that 3.7 million Americans are reported unemployed on the basis of the latest official count. But when you look closely —^Nearly 1 out of 5 jobless persons is a married woman. In most cases their husbands arc working. —Nearly 1 out of 10 is a teen-age girl. Many live at home and are looking only for part-time jobs. —About 1 out of S is a teen-age boy. Many are living with parents or attending school and seeking only part-time work. MaiTied men with families account for less lhan one-third of the jobless. Of these, most have been out of work less than 15 weeks and are collecting unemployment compensation. —The actual "hard core" of unemployed men with families, who have been out of work for six months or longer numbers 135,000. Asking "What Hit the Teen-agers?" For- lune magazine says: "After half a century of waging war on 'child labor' the U.S. has suddenly found itself trying to cure a mas- .':i\e case of youth unemployment. The official diagnosis obscures as much as it clarifies, and could even make matters worse." Fortune's diagnosis bears out what Lubell says — that unemployment is a package holding many separate problems, each undergoing constant change. Although investigators find that the government statistics and diagnosis obscure the human realities, none dismisses unemployment as unimportant. The problem is to identify and discount the figures and theories that exaggerate minor difficulties and to concentrate on the true bullscyc. "Slippery when wet" When rain catches motorists by surprise— as it did in this area Sunday afternoon — why are accidents so likely to happen? The enlightening answer is supplied by an articles in "Cross Sections", a California Division of Highways house organ. • "An average automobile traveling at 50 miles an hour on a road is actually skimming along atop a film of water much like a water skier. Only the outer rims are touching. "The discovery lias just been announced by scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration research center. It is now knowTi that you may drive for miles on the verge of a skid without knowing it." When it rains, slow down voluntarily. (P.S. For the technically minded, two points. (1) New tires with deep tread grooves are the safest. (2) In the tests, a tire with 16 pounds of pressure began to "ski" at 40 m.p.h.; with 25 pounds, safe control was maintained up to 52 m.p.h.) The Newsreel From the mileage she has been getting, Tillie flunks her car must have a tiger in the tank, drinking up the gasoline. Nothing guai-antees a sleepless night like buying a new alarm clock and worrying whether you read the du-ections properly. In those few days between the time the furnace goes off and the au--conditioner comes on that odd smell in the office is identified by an old-timer as fresh air. Tliis year marks- the centennial of the writing of "War and Peace" and we plan to observe the occasion by beginning our one hundredth attempt to read it. The man in the second house from the corner is under pressure to fix the place up but he points out to his wife that it's people with "lovely" homes who ai'e always writing to Ann Landers. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Caught on foot in the rain Sunday afternoon, we suddenly became conscious of thunder and lightning. As you 'look around Redlands you can see that this is a place where lightning isn't much in the minds of people unless there happens to be a storm in progress. Otherwise, they wouldn't raise "lightning rods" with such impunity. The Mormon Church on Center street has a "spear" wWch stands atop its square pylon. It seems to poke toward tlie cumulus clouds saying: "strike me". The new Smorgasbord restaurant which Chariie Parker and his partner are building between tlie new reservoir park and Ford street, has a Scandanavian "lightning rod." This one rises Trom the middle of tlie roof and has a distinctive style. Look around towTi and you'll find plenty more of them. It seems clear that none of •the architects who raise these assorted "lightning rods" have ever been linemen for the Edison company. Those fellows are the ones who know how often bolts of electricity dance from the sky, striking a transformer here and a high wire there. But do they still call them "linemen?" We noticed an Edison crew at work on Paini near San Mateo one night recently. The man who was making the actual repairs had not climbed the pole—as tliey used to do. He was standing in a "crow's nest" in which he Jiad been lifted from the ground by a truck-born rig with long steel booms. The operation was bathed in bright light. It still takes iron nerves, and skill, but it's a far cry from climbing a 60-fool pole in the dark and working on the lines. Motorists coming down Reservoir canyon, and on into town on Redlands boulevard, must occasionally blink m disbelief. Looking across the big, open irrigation reservoir by Uie City pumping plant they see a broad, lush spread of grass. "I didn't know there was a golf course over there," a husband may remark to his wife. It isn't a golf course—as most Redlaiiders know. It .just looks like one at a quick glance. Rather, the lawn is the new city park. There are dozens of little trees planted in it and along the edges, a border of oleander is being established. When the trees grow up this will be quite a beauty spot. From the road, the two fish ponds where Huck Finns will try their luck are not visible, the surfaces being just a httle higher in elevation. Also, tlie grass surrounds them and invades the edges. The ponds look as if tliey had been tliere for years. Sunday, a lone mallard duck was in complete possession. He could feed by tilting his curly tail toward the sky and poking his green head down to the bottom. Only a pair of running quail (it's mating time, you know) shared the park with him. The area is enclosed by a fence and has not yet been opened lo the public, although everything appears to be in readiness for D-Day. NOTICE OF HEAniNG 0>f PETITION FOB PROB.ATE OF WILL AND FOR LETTERS TEST.AMENTAKY No. 34700 In the Superior Court of tlie State of California, in and for the County of San Bernardino. In the Matter of the Estate of EVELYN B. MARTINEZ. Deceased- Notice is hereby given that the petition of Jiinmie G. Martinez for the Probate of Win of Evelyn B. ^lartinez, the above named decedent, and for the issuance of Letters Testamentary thereon to Jimmie G. Martinez, petitioner, reference to which is hereby made for further particulars, will be heard at 9:30 o'clock a.m.. on May 21, 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 May 6. 1965. V. DENNIS WARDLE. Clerk. By Edith Campbell. Deputy Clerk. PAUL B. WILSON, GUAY P. WILSON, M6 E. Stale Street. Rediands, California. Attorneys for Petitioner. iFirst publication May 10. 19631 Hours of greatness, hours of sadness By 'WILLIAM S. WHITE IT'S SOf^T OF A C0MPOSrr £-..?ICTURE \ " Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: — 9:30, Chan. 4. Cloak of Mystery. Series of 12 adventure-mystery stories first seen on various dramatic programs. 10:00 — Chan. 2. The Doctors and the Nurses, "."^n Unweeded Garden." A young woman addict persuades a doctor to supply her with drugs while she is trying to break the habit. 10:00 — Chan. 4. Telephone Hour. Tin Pan Alley tunes are presented by Hoagy CarmichacI, Carol Lawrence, Gordon MacRae. Leslie Uggams, Bill Hayes, Peter Nero, Matt Mattox. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 102, lowest 59. Playful water fight on UR campus leads to clash between students and city pohce and firemen, and results in injury to one student. Walker Smith, Jr., loses in plea for Planning Commission approval of subdivision near Elizabeth and Henrietta streets in which 12 of 14 proposed lots are below minimum size permitted. Althea Thomas installed as new president of Redlands Business and Professional Women's club. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest SI, lowTsl 48. Dr. Albert B. Bacz re-elected president of the House of Neighborly Service board. Clyde V. Pugh invents a new tool which simplifies forming corners when applying cove in floor covering work. Lawrence A. (Ted) Ducey of Goachella Valley High school appointed basketball coach at Redlands High to succeed Lee Fulmer who moves to UR coaching job. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 80, lowest 51. Citizens committee of the City Council recommends 18-acre site on the north side of Colton west of Te.\as street for new 75-unit public housing project. Terriers lead in CIF swimming semi-finals with 150-yard medley relay team of Heim, Best and Linane breaking CIF record. Mrs. Louis Merlins re-elected president of the YWC.'^ board of directors. mm TUESDAY NIGHT 5; 00— 5—Shebang 7—News 9—Laurel and Hardy 11—Billy Barty 13—Lloyd Tha,\ton 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—Movie 9—9th Street West 11—Paul WincheU 13—Ruff & Reddy (c) 6:30— 4—News 5—Jimmy PiersaU 13—Huckleberry Hoimd 6:45— 5—.Angel Warmup 7:00— 2—News 4—America! (c) 5—Baseball 9—Fractured Flickers 11—Bachelor Father 13—Wonders of the World 7:30— 2—Ralph Story's L.A. 4—Mr. Novak 7—Combat! 9—Hollywood '65 11—One Step Beyond 13—Wanderlust (c) 8:00— 2—Joey Bishop 11—Movie 13—American West (c) 8:30— 2—Red Skelton 4—Hullabaloo Music 7—McHale's Navy 9—Movie 13—Science in Action 9:00— 7—Tycoon 13—Science Fiction Theatre 9:30- 2—Petticoat Junction 4—Cloak of Mystery Drama Debut ^—Rifleman 7—Peyton Place 13—Expedition! 10:00— 2—Doctors-Nurses 4—BeU Telephone Hour 5, 11—News 7—Fugitive 11—News 13—Pacific Wonderland 10:15— 9—News—Clete Roberts 10:30— 5—Jim Backus 9—Playhouse Nine 13—News and Sports 11:00— 2, 4, 7—News 5—Movie 9—Movie 11—Merv Griffin—Variety 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (c) 7—Nightlife—Variety 11:30— 2—Movie WEDNESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Truth or Consequences (c) 5—For Kids Only 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odie 11—Jack LaLanne 13—News 9:15— 5—Tricks & Treats 9—Babysitter 13—Guideposts 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucv 4—What's This'Song'.' 5—Romper Room LIGHTER SIDE Old army game WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Pentagon, it appears, is now ui the midst of another agonizing reappraisal, this time over the issue of rear vented raincoats. The matter was brought to a head recently by a General Accounting Office report that three of the military services had been spending more than 8200,000 a year for nonessential raincoat vents. According to the GAG, the Marine Corps issues its Leathernecks a raincoat with a cantle piece vent of the type originally designed for cavalrymen. Since the Marmes very rarely hit the beaches on horseback any more, there is some feeling that paying 51 cents for a cantle piece to fit over the back part of a saddle is more or less unnecessary. The Army, at an additional cost of 46 cents each, provides By DICK WEST 11—Best of Groucho 9:45—13—Guideposts 9:55— 4—News 10:00— 2—Andy Griffith 4—Concentration 7—Mike Douglas 9—Movie 11—Movie 10:15—13—Essence of Judaism 10:30— 2—McCoys 4—Jeopardy (c) 5—Movie 13—Guideposts 10:45—13—Guideposts 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—Call My Bluff (c) 13—Social Security in Action 11:15—13—Guideposts 11:25— 2—News 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4— ru Bet (c) 7—Price is Right 9—Spectrum 11—Lunch Brigade (c) 13—Your Star Showcase 11:45— 2—Guidmg Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Loretta Young 4—Let's Make a Deal (c) 5—World Adventures 7—Donna Reed 9—Drama '65 13—Robin Hood 12:25— 4—News 12:30— 2—As The World Turns 4—Moment of Truth 5—Topper 7—Father Knows Best 11—Movie 13—Letters to the Manager 12:45—13—News 1:00— 2—Password 4—Doctors 5—Ray Milland 7—Rebus 9—Movie 13—Movie (O 1:30— 2—House Party 4—Another World 5—Burns and Allen 7—Girl Talk 2:00— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—You Don't Say! 5—Peter Gunn 7—Flame in the Wind 2:25— 2—News 2:30— 2—Edge of Night 4—Match Game 5-Thin Man 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 & His Friends 3:15-13—Felix the Cat 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—Jungle 11—Hobo Kelly (d 13—Courageous Cat (c) 4:30— 2—Movie 5—News and Features 9—Astroboy (c) 4:45—13—Rocky WASHINGTON — These are hours of greatness in the long life of this nation, as both in Asia and in this hemisphere it shoulders the pack of its responsibilities and so walks the hard and lonely road of duty discharged and honor satisfied. Still, these are hours also of a poignant sadness. For in acting for the safety of free men, specifically in the Dominican Republic in the Western world and in South Viet Nam in the East, the United States government is under the most shrill and in some instances the most venomous attacks from tiny but violent minorhies that any responsible government has had to bear in our lifetime. At home, a bitter half-handful of Democratic Senators tirelessly snipes at an American mission, for the defense of the South Vietnamese victims of a brutal Communist invasion, to which the solemn word of three successive American Presidents and of both political parties has been pledged. At home, a bitter half-handful of Democratic Senators snipes tirelessly at an American "intervention" to halt an attempt at a Communist takeover in the Dominican RepubUc which might one day have confronted us with another Castro Cuba. These criticisms are presented as only a "free debate" that all Americans expect and defend. But they are not really in the tradition of free debate. For these critics have loaded the dice by ignoring or even denying the immense and crucial truth that it was not we who invaded South Viet Nam but rather the Communists, that it w-as not we who sought to subvert a Latin neighbor but rather the Communists. The bottom innuendo of such critics is that their own country is the aggressor — that same United States which is spending blood and treasure to halt a pattern of aggression no less plain, no less savage than was the Hitler pattern long ago. And the inescapbable bottom logic of some of these critics- its soldiers with a raincoat that has a pleated vent in the back. The Navy, in turn, spends an extra 27 cents to outfit sailors \vith raincoats that have a slit- ted vent. Only the Air Force uses un- vented raincoats. It apparently concluded that pleats, slits and cantle pieces are aerodynamically unsound. The GAO report deserves thoughtful consideration, for it goes to the very heart of the military-civilian relationship in this country. What those of us who are civilians must now ask ourselves is this: Are we in any position to demand that our fighting men get together and close vents? Sacrifice, you know, is a two- way street. I submit that any public clamor for ramcoat vent- iessness in the armed services should be preceded by an ob- men like Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon, whose inevitable contemptuous animus against any who may disagree with him is notorious in his own chamber- is simply that we should cut and run from Asia and leave it to somebody else to talk the Communist colossus of China out of swallowing it all — perhaps. Abroad, a European minority of one. President Charles do Gaulle of France, takes step after step to destory a Western aUiance that lifted his own country from a petulant powerlessness and for half a generation has protected it behind a shield of primarily American power largely raised up on the backs of American taxiiayers. His latest in these steps is to denounce the United Slates for halting Communist expansionism in Latin America and for attempting to stop it in .Asia— and Britain for trying to save Malaysia from Communist- backed Indonesia. It is unnecessary to impute motives to Charles de Gaulle; he himself years ago publicly disclosed them. His icily haughty, massively egocentric memoirs have conceded the springs of his behavior. He thirsts for revenge upon the dead "Anglo- Saxons," Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. In the Second World War they would not let Charles de Gaulle call the tune for a contest from which his own country had years before retired in ignomi- nous surrender. All this is why these present hours are not only hours of greatness but also hours of great sadness. For the terrible feeling persists that there are now men, in this country as in France, so full of burning self- pride and fierce worship of their own undoubted rightness that before they would admit error they would see in ruin and rubble the noblest work of our time. This is the structure of collective security against the new madness for conquest that has succeeded the madness of Hitler. (Copyright, 1965, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS Fewer house calls mean better service for you By Dr. Wajiie G. Brandstadt Many of my readers complain that most doctors no longer make house calls. We should examine some of the reasons for this. I can illustrate one aspect by recalling a call to "come quickly, please hurry" to attend a girl who had received a cut on her ankle on the school hockey field. When I arrived I found that this girl had a moderately bleeding wound thai needed a lew stitches. The coach had already applied a pressure bandage, which was fine, but the playing field was no place to sew up a wound. We took the girl to my office where everything was at hand. In this case my trip to the patient accompUshed nothing. The girl should have been taken to a hospital emergency room or to my office without delay. Your doctor today can make a much more accurate diagnosis of your condition and can apply much more effective treatment than was the case 20 years ago. This is in part the result of a variety of tests that cannot be made at your home. Although there are still a few instances in which a house call may be justified, they are not nearly so common as they were in the days when all your doctor could do was to take your temperauires. feel your pulse and give you the comfort of his sympathetic presence in addition to a few pills to relieve your pain. Today's doctor believes that jective exammation of our own wardrobes. Such a survey undoubtedly will show that we civilians also cling to clothing appurtenances that are essentially nonfunctional. Take, for example, lapels. They serve very little purpose except as,something for a politician to grab you by. We could all abandon our lapels and just sew little handles on our coats for the convenience of our political friends. Coat sleeve buttons are another useless item. They are hardly even noticed — except when one is missmg. Trouser cuffs are of little or no benefit other than as emergency depositories for cigarette ashes. It would be better to drop the cuffs and start making pants with built-in ash trays. Watch pockets likev/ise are largely anachronistic, save when the band on a wristwatch breaks. Unless we civilians are willing to strip ourselves of surplus button-holes, fairness dictates that we permit the armed forces to maintain an open vent policy. if you are not too sick to get to his office, he can serve you better there than in your home. If you are too sick, you should . be bundled up and taken to the hospital either in the family car or by ambulance. This often saves time for both doctor and patient and results in a more speedy and accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment. We doctors may have lost some of the suave bedside manner of the "good old days." but as patients you have gained a better chance for a speedy recovery. Q—Some of my friends say that BHT, added to foods to preserve freshness, has been found to cause various ills. Is that true? A—Butylated hydroxy - toluene is a preservative that is used in foods and other products. It may cause an allergic type of skin eruption but, when it is used within the limits prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration, it is harmless. HE ALMANAC Today is Tuesdav. .Mav 11, the 131st day of 1965 with 234 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is Mars. American song writer Irving Berlin was born on this day in 1884. On this day in history: In 1832, the first U.S. political platform w-as drawn up for the campaign to elect Henry Clay president. In 1846, President Polk sent a war message to Congress concerning what he called an invasion of U.S. territory by Mexico. In 1934, dust storms in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado blew hundreds of thousands of tons of topsoil eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. In 1960, John D. Rockefeller died at the age of 86. A thought for the day: "Roman philosopher Epictetus said —"Whatever you would make habitual, practice it; and if you would not make a thmg habitual, do not practice it, but habituate yourself to something else." One Minute Pulpit Love one another with brotherly affection; outdo one another in showing honor. — Romans 12:10. No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.— Andrew Carnegie.
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