Page 20 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MAY 12, 1965 Congress watchdog ought to note achievements, too Last week the Genei-al Accounting Office raked the Aerospace Corporation over the coals before a subcommittee of the House. This week the General Accounting Office, in turn, is being raked over the coals before another subcommittee. From this turnabout, the Aerospace officials can at least find comfort, if not direct support for tlieir rebuttal. The GAO is the so-called watchdog of Congress. For the first time in 44 j'ears the investigators are themselves being investigated. Up for examination is method followed in au- ditirlg defense contracts. "A necessary and useful work" is performed by the watchdog, says Rep. Chet Holifield of California, chaii'man of the subcommittee and of the current hearings. However, federal agencies often resent GAO reports on the ground that they do not give a balanced picture of the achievements and deficiencies of the agencies they investigate, he says. In the case of the Aerospace probe, Holifield has supplied the shoe that fits the foot. To hear the GAO tell it, Aerospace is addicted to the sponsoring of loony excursions into psychology and profligate expenditures on buildings. It took Gen. Bernard Schriever and Eugne Zuckert, Air Force Secretary, to underscore the point that while the GAO may fault Aerospace for specific acts, the total performance of the company has been great. Coming close to home, the GAO claimed that Aerospace wouldn't walk across the street to save millions of dollars. With regard to the San Bernardino operation, the accountants meant that Aerospace could have occupied low cost buildings at Norton, but did not deign to cross the intersection of Mill and Tippecanoe. Instead, the advisors to the Ballistics Systems Division at Norton built a handsome complex from the ground up. This criticism leaves out of the reckoning tlie pai'ticular circumstances surrounding the Inglewood-to-Norton move. While Aerospace was making the 80-mile move, it was engaged with BSD in urgent missile progi'ams. There was no time to lose. Yet, the organization was threatened with partial disintegration because many Aerospace families did not wish to leave their established homes near the coast. In a highly competitive hiring market, scientists were quite able to quit and refuse to come here. Aerospace had to "sell" itself to its em ployes as well as to recruits needed to build up the -staff here. An attractive building was one important inducement. Maybe the same organizational results could have been achieved by occupying a renovated warehouse at Norton—^but it certainly didn't look that way at the time when Aerospace had to make its housing decisions. In San Francisco — topless In Los Angeles County, the prosecutors have been getting court decisions against the cafe and bar managers who increased business by decreasing the costumes of their waitresses. In San Francisco the district attorney is going to dismiss charges against about ,35 ckib owners and topless dancers at North Beach. The bare-bosom entertainment battle was lost by the prosecutor. How then, can the topless costum.e be illegal in Los Angeles and legal in San Francisco, both cities being within the same state of California? The answer is found in tlie opinion issued by Municipal Judge Leo Friedman of San Francisco by way of instructing verdicts of innocent at jury trials in a series of these cases. The girls had been charged with lewd conduct and indecent exposure. In a memorandum to the opposing attorneys the Judge said: "Whether acts . . . are lewd and dissolute depends not on any individual's interpretation or personal opinion, but on the consensus of the entire community." Originally a Gold Rush seaport, San Francisco spawned the Barbary Coast and has tended to be a wide open town ever since. In Los Angeles, the Puritan influence has always been much stronger. How a Judge goes beyond such generalizations to determine the "consensus of the entire community" is not apparent. Many of us supposed that the purpose of the jury system was to get a cross section of tlie citizenry and, thereby, an approximation of community attitudes. The Newsreel A Nebraska fossil bed contains the bones of a creature with the head of a horse, the neck of giraffe, the toi-so of a taph-, the front legs of a rhinoceros and the hind legs of a bear. It proves that even in prehistoric times things were being put together by a committee. As a touch of showmansliip in the little league this summer the pitcher is going to come in from tlie bullpen on a skateboard. An elderly acquaintance says that when he retired his fellow-workers gave him a picket sign. Picketing is better exercise than fishing and cheaper than golf. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Perhaps you are one of those citizens who believes that only property owners should be allowed to vote. Well, maybe. But which property owner? You see, a lot of property in California is owned by husband and wife. So if a parcel of property is permitted one vote, who is going to cast the ballot? Him or her? Marital harmony is at stake here. That's what. The residents of Sun City, the retirement village between Ferris and Temecula, found this out. They have a unique type of special district — a resort district —in which each parcel of property gets only one vote. In operation, this system quickly revealed that Old Dad and Ma don't always see eye- to-eye on election day. So, Senator Gordon Cologne, in whose district Sun City is situated, has a bill in the Legislature designed to restore peace in the home. It would simply permit all registered voters to vote, as in all other jurisdictions of California. That unoccupied new buildings will attract vandals is one of the lessons of local experience in the last year. One housing tract after another has been invaded by rock throwers, door rippers and paint daubers. Redlands Plaza is not going to be cauglit this way. It you wander onto the property after dark out of curiousity, inspecting the progress of the construction, you will be politely but firmly escorted to the sidewalk by a uniformed watchman. When the old and familiar Fisher building, facing the Triangle, was torn down, it seemed as if a friend had gone. There i.-; something comforting about a settled appearance in the town where you Uve. Yet, the country-stone face of the U.S. National Bank is now taking form and we have to admit that it helps to make the town look modern. Also, it will be more in harmony with the modern telephone building and, to a lesser degree, with the City Hall. Now that Safety Hall has become a fsaiiliar landmark, it becomes more pleasing by the day. It always does take a little time for the landscaping to soften the raw look of a very new building. In the case of Safety Hall, the plantings complement and enhance the structure. The circular fountain, ringed with bright yellow pansies, first captures your attention in the foreground, and then y o u r eye naturally leads up the curved sidewalk to the building. The parts of the scene fit together as a pictorial composition, satisfying your sense of how the whole should look. Because trees grow slowly, we become accustomed to their current heights. But if you photograph Safety Hal! now. and put the picture in your snapshot album, you will find it more interesting later — 10 years, 20 years. The palms that now stand by the white stucco walls will have risen above the roof line. The trees are the "calendars" in pictures of familiar places. Ellis Island becomes shrine W.\SH1NGT0N (UPD—Presi dent .lohnson proclaimed Ellis Island a historic shrine Tuesday and took the occasion to renew his call to Congress for quick overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. .'\t a White House ceremony, the President signed a proclamation making Ellis Island, for many years the principal point of entry for immigrants, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in New York Harbor. The Replacement Kennedys forming new coalition By Doris Fleeson Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: 9:00, Chan. 2. Dick Van Dyke. Laura sternly disapproves of Rob's new motorcycle. 7:30—Chan. 2. Mr. Ed. Mr. Ed goes "Robin Hood" and begins to take from the rich to give to the poor. 8:30—Chan. 2. Beverly Hillbillies. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 96, lowest 56. UR student survey shows that 12 per cent of 184 householders contacted believe Negro families should be permitted to reside in all-White neighborhoods in Redlands. Prather S. Hagerman, teacher at Redlands Junior Higlr school, elected president of the R e d- lands Teachers Association for tlie coming term. Salvation Army opens campaign to raise S23.600 with Donald C. Beckord and Edmund f. Zander as co-chairmen. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 82, lowest 51. Miss Betty Blumenberg defeats Mrs. James Lauer to retain her Redlands Country Club women's golf championship. Redlands - Yucaipa school boards to hold .ioint session to discuss unification problems. Jim Brackins and Ken Ekema nominated 1o play in the National All-Star high school football game in i\Iemphis, Tenn., in .•\ugiis'.. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 73, lowest 47. Mrs. May H. Luckenbill to retire after 28 years and Mrs. Porrey Pike .A.bbott after 29 years as educators in the Redlands school system. UR receives two bids for 3,000 stadium seats but Uiese are being studied and actual award will be made later. The Rev. Fred Porter accepts call to pastorate of Temple Baptist church at Washington and Union. One Minute Pulpit And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, a prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house.—Matthew 13:57, Respect yourself and then others will respect you.-Confucius. BERRy'S WO WEDNESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 5—Shebang 7—News 9—Laurel and Hardy 11—Billy Bany 13—Lloyd Tha.\ton 5:30— 7—News 9—Mr. Magon 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:43— 4, 7—News 6:00— 2—News 5—Forest Rangers 7—Movie 9—9th Street West 11—Paul Winchell 13—Ruff & Reddy (c) 6:30— 4—News ,5—Jimmy Piersall 13—Peter Potamus (c) 6:45— 5—Angel Warmup 7:00— 2—News 4—Death Valley Days 5—Baseball—Angels 9—Ensign O'Toole II— Bachelor Father 13—This Exciting World 7:30— 2—Mr. Ed 4—Virginian 'c) 7—Ozzie & Harriet 9—Travel '65 11—One Step Beyond 13—Islands in the Sun (c) 8:00— 2—My Living Doll 7—Patty Duke 11—77 Sunset Strip 13—Richard Boone 8:30— 2—Beverly HiUbiUics 7—Shindig Music 9—Movie 9:00— 2—Dick Van Dyke 4—Movie 11—Sam Benedict 13—True—Jack Webb 9:115— 9—News 9:30— 2—Our Private World 7—Burke's Law 13—Rebel 10:00— 2—Danny Kaye 5, 11—News 13—.Adventure Theatre 10:1,5— 9—News 10:30— 5—Yancy Derringer 7—ABC Scope 9—Playhouse Nine 13—News and Sports 11:00— 2, 4, 7, 9—News 5—Movie 9—Movie 11—Merv Griffin 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson 'c) . ^ 7—Nightlife—Variety 11:30— 2—Movie 1: 1: 3: 3: THURSDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Truth or Consequences 5—Market Place 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odie 11—.lack La Lanne 4 13-News 9:15— .5—For Kids Only 9—Babysitter i:;-Guideposis 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4 4—What's This Song? .5—Romper Room 11—Best of Groucho 4 :45—13—Guideposis :55— 4—News :00— 2—.-^ndy Griffith 4—Concentration 7—Mike Douglas 9—Movie (c) 11—Movie ;15—13—Movie :30— 2—McCoys 4—Jeopardy (c) 5—Movie :00— 2—Love of Life 4—Call My Bluff (c) :15—13—Assignment Education :25— 2—News :30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—I'll Bet 7—Price is Right 9—Spectrum 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Your Star Showcase :45— 2—Guiding Light :55— 4—News :00— 2—Loretta Young 4—Let's Make a Deal (c) 5 —World Adventures 7—Donna Reed 9—Drama '65 13—Robin Hood :2.5— 4—News :30— 2—As the World Turns 4—Moment of Truth 5—Topper 7—Father Knows Best 11—Movie 13—Letters to the Manager :45—13—News :00— 2—Password 4—Doctors 5—Ray Milland 7—Rebus 9—Movie 13-Movie :30— 2—House Party 4—Another World 5—Burns and Allen 7—Girl Talk :00— 2—To TeU the Truth 4—You Don't Say! (c) 5—Peter Gunn 7—Flame in the Wind :25— 2—News :30— 2—Edge of Night 4—Match Game 5—Thin Man 7—Day in Court 9—9 On The Line :.5.5— 4, 7—News :00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Everything's Relative 5—Movie 7—General Hospital 13—Rocky (c) 1,5—13—FeHx the Cat (c) :30— 2—Jack Benny 4—Movie (c) 7—Young Marrieds 9—King and Odie (c) :4.5— 9—Funny Company (c) :00— 2—Sea Hunt 7—Trailmasler 9—Jungle 11—Hobo Kelly (c^ 1,3—Courageous Cat (c) :30— 2—Movie 5—News and Features 9—Astroboy :45—13—Rocky & His Friends LIGHTER SIDE A new machine By DICK WEST "Soy someibing fo Gammy In 'new math'!" WASHINGTON (UPI) — It was a long time coming, but finally it's here. Somebody has invented an anti-gobbledygook machine. I saw this marvelous instrument with my very own eyes down at tlie Interstate Commerce Commission. Otherwise, 1 wouldn't have believed it possible. Ordinarily. I don't become emotionally involved where electronics are concerned, but in this case I don't mind admitting that I cried a little. Anyone who has spent as much time as I have adrift on the turgid prose of governmental reports probably would have had the same reaction. The anti-gobbledygooker, technically known as an auto-tutor, was installed at the ICC about two months ago on a trial basis to determine if it would have any measureable impact on bureaucratic obscuration. They couldn't have picked a better place for such an e.xpcri- mcnt. The ICC has long been noted as a wellspring of linguistic smog. Let us say, for example, that an ICC employee has been dangling his m.odifiers, which is a fairly common affliction in the civil service. His supervisor may recommend that he spend some time at the machine. In a few hours, as a general rule, he ^vill be completely cured. By means of a tape, w-hich incidentally is transparent rather than red, the machine teaches him how to undangle a modifier by amputating and then transplanting it. He can, of course, go beyond that if he chooses, for the machine also is equipped to treat split infinitives and a host of other language deformities. To date, more tlian 60 persons at the ICC have been de-gob- bledygooked by the macliine, with some rather encouraging results. Tests given before and after exposure show that in some cases their recognition of what constitutes clearaas4 and brev- WASHINGTON — The brothers Kennedy — Sen. Robert of New York and Sen. Edward of Massachusetts — are starting to put together a political coalition of the major beneficiaries of the Great Society. Their chance has come early in the power vacuum left in the Senate by the refusal of Democratic leader Mike Mansfield to lead his two-thirds majority in the formation of issues and passage of legislation. Instead, Mansfield has chosen an alhance with Republican leader Everett Dirksen, who is the stronger and more ingenious of the two. The Mansfield choice left a large number of liberal and moderate Democrats adrift, most of whom come from tlie big-city states and other regions where the main thrust of the President's program is felt. These areas today are the Democratic party's power base, as the President has shrewdly recognized. Thier leaders rebuffed t li e Johnson Presidential aspirations in 1960, and their alliances with him are still infirm. Some of the group are themselves weak and controversial. The Great Society reaches over their heads to establish Jolmson as the champion of the urban masses who so largely determine control of Congress and the Presidency. The ground-breaking Johnson aid-to-education bill is perhaps the most telling example, but more voting rights and Jledicare are not far behind. Suddenly last week the President found himself standing at the voting rights barricade beside Edward Kennedy as leader of a bloc of 38 Senators, not in opposition to voting rights hut in a determined attempt to en large the measure. Win. lose or draw, and apart from tlie merits of the attempted change, this was remarkably good going for the freshman Senator from Massachusetts. The Senator's helpers wers saying that they could not follow theii- titular leader, Mansfield. For reason of comiction or their political imperatives at home, or a combination of both, they weren't going along. The President chose to stick ivith the Mansfield-Dirksen hne. But the lesson is clear. The Kennedys and their friends stand ready to lead whenever t h« formal leadersliip opens the way by inadequate recognition of urban spokesmen or consultation with them. Similar developments are in the offing. Their timing and strength will be determined by events, and tlie Kennedys are well placed to watch the course of the great society. Both are members of the Education and Welfare Committees. Edward Kennedy put together his voting rights move from the Judiciary Committee, formerly a Southern stronghold but now much liberalized. Senator Robert Kennedy has seen to it in various ways that he is a spokesman on city is- >ues. and he is emerging strongly in tlie fight against crime. This is in the field of his other committee. Government Operations. The most delicate domestic political operation ahead of the President is aid to education. Jluch light will be shed by the manner in which he and Senator Mansfield decide to play their cards in that sti-uggle. The Kennedys will be watching. (Copyright. 1965. by United Feature SxTidicale. Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILJAG Forget' foolish rumors and happily drink milk By Dr. Waj-ne G. Brandstadt Q—.Aly husband is 43. Recently he quit drinking coffee for milk. Friends told him tliat older people can drink too much milk and that it causes hardening of the arteries. Is this true? A—Although it is now known that cholesterol and related components of the so-called saturated fats and not calcium are responsible for hardening of the arteries, baseless rumors about the harmfulness of milk persist. The average adult should get about one gram of calcium daily. Milk, cheese and the leafy vegetables are the chief sources of this calcium. Because calcium is poorly absorbed from the digestive tract, it is necessary to take more than the minimum requirement every day. Unless a person is allergic to milk, he should drink a pint of day and twice this amount would not harm him. Q—Would it be safe for me to have eyebrows tattooed on? I'm tired of using an eyebrow pencil. .'\—There is always risk of infection and of a severe allergic reaction after tatooing. Q—My teen-age daughter has a large, noticeable blackhead inside her ear. Is there any way to get rid of it? .A—There is no satisfactory way to gel rid of a large blackhead in a location where the E ALMANAC Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 1965 with 233 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is Mars. Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was born on this day in 1820. On this day in history: in 1932. searchers found the body of tlie baby son of Colonel and Mrs. Charles Lindbergh. The baby had been kidnapped .March 1st. In 1937, George the Si.xUi was crowned King in Westminster Abbey. He succeeded brother Edward VIII, who abdicated to marry divorcee Wallis Simpson. In 1949, the Soviet occupation authorities in Berlin announced the end of the blockade of that city, one which had lasted 328 days. In 1963, President Kennedy ordered troops to take up positions in the vicinity of Birmingham, Ala., after riots broke out. A thought for the day: "Mark Twain said—"Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, play consists of whatever a body is not obhged to do." ity improved 13 percentage points. -Although de- gobbledygooking is not required, there have been only four dropouts. To encourage participation, the ICC hands out certificates to those who go through the entire process. An ICC spokesman said it was still too early to evaluate the program. Let us hope that wiien the results are finalized, it will not be phased out. skin is tight. Since the victim is a girl, why not cover her cars with her hair? Q—When I have a difficult stool it is followed by bleeding. Is this in any way related to cancer? A —The most likely cause of your trouble is piles, but a fissure or crack in the skin or mucous membrane at the outlet may be the cause. Cancer of the rectum is certainly a possibility. Your doctor can easily determine the cause. Q—f am 60 and feel fine. Can a doctor discover a prostatic cancer even though I don't have anv symptoms of prostrate trouble'? A —If you have a cancer of the prostate that is just starting, it will cause no symptoms, but it can be felt by the doctor. Prompt removal of an early prostatic cancer followed by appropriate X-ray and hormonal treatment gives the best chanca for cure. RECORD REVIEW NEW YORK (UPI) — TbB last record that was issued by Nat King Cole before he went to the hospital was not to be intended as his last will and testament. But it is an invaluable remembrance from ihis kind man who did not have a mean bone in his body. It is called "L-O-V-E" (Capitol ST 2195) and its title seems to underline Nat's feeling tow^ard an often- misunderstanding humanity. This is up to Nat's high .standards and keyed to a dance rhythm. Ralph Carmichael's orchestration of his own arrangements make a happy backdrop for Cole's velvety voice. By all means this won't be the last Nat King Cole album. Perhaps Capitol has several still to be released or can go into its archives for old Cole tunes or many which were never put on record. This is the case in an album called "The Unknown" by Edith Piaf (Philips PCC 817). Here are some great Piaf recordings that were released some time ago on the Continent and then put aside. They were rediscovered and released to .American collectors for the first time. Edith Piaf, like Nat King Cole, never needed any electronic assistance but PhiUps reprocessed these recordings for playback on stereo equipment. The sound is much finer than the original monophonic disks but the Piaf voice is still the magic element. Selected Singles — "What's He Doing In My World" by Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor 47-8516). "Ti Adoro" by Jerry Vale (Columbia 4-43232). "Do It With All Your Heart" by Dee Dee Warwick (Blue Rock B-4008), "The Rockin,' Teen-.4ge Mummies" by Ray Stevens (Jlercury 72382), "The Touch of Your Lips" by Chet Baker (LimoUght L-3053). "Baby, Hold Me Close" by Jerry Lee Lewis (Smash S- 1969), "Don't Make a Ripple" by Buddy Knox Ruff 1001).
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