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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Page 14 MAY 14, 1965 Financing basic county buildings comes first A 10-year program for county, capital building projects tliat will cost about $18,000,000 was submitted to the Board of Supervisors this week by Robert Covington, administrative officer. The Board will do well to consider the long- range capital needs with earnest attention. After \vorld War II the Board just couldn't believe — and who could? — that the population here would continue to grow so rapidly. We fell way behind and the deficiency in buildings became critical. This situation was properly worked out by the adoption of a building program and of a sales tax to support it. The evidence is visible in the impressive county complex in San Bernardino as well as in such facilities as the branch buildings at Yucaipa and Redlands. Those visible evidences, however, should not lull us into the belief that the job is done. So long as the population keeps on booming, \he county will have to keep right on building. At first blush the Covington price tag of 818,000,000 is a conversation stopper. "Where are we going to get the money?" may well be the immediate question, phrased in tones of incredulity that such financing is possible. Raising S18 million is indeed difficult in view of the inability of the supervisors to find enough money to cover the annual operating budgets. Still, look at it in light of the Board's action this week. Before the Supervisors was the proposition that a World's Fair be held in San Bernardino and that the exhibition be guaranteed county backing up to §13,000,000. The understanding was that if the Fair goes deeply in the red, the deficiency would be covered by a county bond issue. In return the county would eventually come into poses- sion of Fair buildings, such as a convention hall. Although this S13,000,000 proposition was known to the public for only a week or so, the supervisors quickly bought it. We don't think that the county is in any position to obligate itself for millions of dollars for buildings that no one ever said we wanted or needed before the cuiTent month of May 1965. The county must put first things first. It would be an outrage to commit our credit to Fair Buildings and then to find— as we did in the postwar years — that we could not finance basic buildings. Miffed regents Edward W. Carter, chainnan of the Board of Regents, takes issue with a key point in the Byrne i-eport on the problems of the University of California. The special investigator said that the Resents should establish a governmental sta-uc- lure which would permit the Chancellors to run their respective campuses. Mr. Carter replies that at times the Regents can not stay out of operational decisions on individual campuses. "One of the jobs of top management," Mr. Carter says, "is to put out fires. The Regents should involve themselves in as much detail as necessary in dealing with crises. We had a breakdown in authority at Berkeley. Obviously there was a vacuum of leadership and the Regents had to step in." Mr. Carter is an extremely capable executive and speaks from a wealth of experience. But the problem here is that in defending a neeessai-y past action, he is submerging the real point — that the government of the University needs to be so reorganized that such breakdowns will not occur in the future. The difficulty in the present situation is that the special investigator could not avoid some criticism of the Regents. Yet, to criticise them is to invite their antagonism. Without their willing agreement, no change is possible from within . . . and a do-nothing reaction is likely to bring on an investigation by the Legislature. The Newsreel If. as charged, the news is being managed, you'd think they'd fLx it so some of it would be good. It's time to move when there's nobody left in the family to use the basketball hoop on the gai-age. A literary young man tells us his problem is how to make a living until he's old enough to write a best-selling autobiography. The new dances are the best kind. Before you have to stait worrying seriously about learning them, they're obsolete. People who have some kind of dream that the federal budget might be balanced can't have been encouraged much by the news that Lyndon Johnson cai-ries a fountain pen full of red ink. Nothing like a strong breeze on a dusty day to add unexpected seasoning to the backyard barbecue. Asti'onomers tell us that Mai's has many things in common with the earth. For one thing, it's exactly as far from us as we ai-e from it. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Gentlemen: When naming your next boat, name it for your wife. Tliat is a good omen. At least Charles E. Yeager can tell you that this is so. "Glamorous Glennis", he called his craft, back in the fall of 1947 ... a craft that was of the air rather than of the sea. One day he decided that he was going to go where no man had ever been before. It took courage, because scientists of integrity and high repute said the ship would shake terribly and the wings would fall off. Undaunted, the young Aiv Force captain opened the throttle and over the Mojave desert —not far beyond our own mountain wall — flew faster than sound. Strange things did happen at the controls of the X-1, but "Glamorous Glennis" did not fall apart or crash. At 24, Chuck Yeager had become the first man to crack the sound barrier and to live to tell tale. Nearly 20 years have gone by and Chuck Yeager is still up in the skies, killing one phantom of the air after another — the phantoms that are always going to destroy the airman who is too bold. Wednesday evening he flew down from the Edwards AFB flight test center to regale the local chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and A.s- tronautics—now headed by Dr. Eugene Miller of Redlands. At 42. Col. Yeager looks some- w-hat older than his years but his remaining hair has not turned gray as might be expected of one in his harrowing bu.siness. A man who enlisted in (he .^rmy and came up through the ranks, he talks with the confidence that a man has when he is acknowiedgcd as one of the foremost test pilots in all of the world. Also, he is the commandant of the Test Pilot school at Edwards — the chief over men who hold advanced degrees, including the PhD. Col. Yeager speaks mattcr-o(- factly of his feats. There's not a trace of boasting. And if he resents tlie astronauts who are so seldom in space, and who have but little control over their capsules, he does not let his feelings show. Rather, he is given to that delicious understatement which is the hallmark of his breed. If the drag chute of a fighter jerks the airplane when it unfolds, snapping the pilots head forward, Yeager quips: "When that chute opens, you get a real close view of the instrument panel." Of ejecting directly and bodily into the airslream in supersonic flight, he says, "This will lake your arms off which makes your flying after that a bit awkward." Why. then, does this man wilh more hvcs than a cat keep on flying? Why doesn't he rest on his laurels'.' Pride. Intense curiosity. Love of flying. A God-given coordination, to be put to the very highest scientific use. There is always a new frontier. Breaking the sound barrier is such old hat by now that he doesn't even allude to it when the moment seems to call for such reference. Today he is up there in the sky so high that a jet engine would suffocate, and he is propelled by rocket into ballistic flight. Run the fantastic films of one such flight that ended in a spin and a crash and he describes it as objectively as if he had been a spectator. Yet, few mortals could have kept cool in such a crisis. By the mere test of survival, Col. Charles Yeager is "the greatest". JUMPS FROM TOWER PARIS (UPn — An IS-year- old French youth committed -suicide Wednesday niglu by jumping from the second level of the Eiffel Tower. It was Ihe 342nd jump in the tower's 7,i-ye-sr history. One-Two Punch Lindsay to take on Mayor Wagner Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: — 8:30. Chan. 4. "The Man Who Walked in Space." Interviews wilh LI. Col. Aleksci A. Leonov and Col. Pavel I. Belyayev, Soviet cosmonauts who flew the historic Voskhod 2 space mission. 10:00 — Chan. 4. Jack Paar. Sen. Everett Dirksen iR.-lIl.) guests, along with Bob Newhart, Libcrace and the Moppets. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 63, lowest 56. Frank Postle. Richard B. Cook. ,Ir., C. Croft Wright, Dr. F I- a n k Grcenway, .Jr., and LaVere Duj-anceau a 11 newly elected to Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Redlands Farming company experiments with aerial crop dusting of local citrus groves, spraying 80 acres in I'-j-hours. Redlands Church of Religious Science to formally install Rev. Robert Howard Stevens as permanent pastor on Sunday. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65, lowest aZ. iMilton Gair, Walter Hentschke and Dan McLeod elected dii'ec- tors of the UR Associates. School board candidates Robert Kahl, Mrs. Coda Wilson. W. E. ShoUenbarger and Dr. Keith Green to explain views at public meeting in McKinley auditorium. Bob Chambers reported under consideration for line coaching job for UR Bulldogs. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 68, lowest 51. Merchants division of Chamber of Commerce votes to ask City Council to halve the one-cent city sales tax. UR executive committee announces it will build 4.000 scats in the new stadium to be ready for use by Sept. 15. i\Irs. Laurence L. Moore elected president of the Redlands Day Nursery. FRIDAY NIGHT 7-Nightlife 5:30— 5—Leave It to Beaver 11—News 7—News 11:30— 2—Movie 9—Laurel and Hardy 11:45— 4—Johnny Carson (c) 11—Billy Barty 13—Lloyd Thaxton SATURDAY DAYTIME 5:30—5—Jimmy Piersall 9:00— 2—Alvin 7—News 4—Underdog (c) 9—Mr. Magoo (c) 5—Yancy Derringer 11—Mickey Mouse Club 11—Movie 5:45— 4, 7—News 13—Panorama Latino 5—Angel Warmup 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 6:00— 2—News 4-FirebaU XL-5 5—Baseball—Angels 5—Movie 7—Movie 10:00— 2—Quick Draw JIcGraw 9—9th Street West 4—Dennis the Menace 11—Paul Winchell 9—Movie 13-Ruff & Reddy 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 6:30— 4—News 4—Fury 13—Magilla GoriUa (c) 11:00— 2—Linus 7:00— 2—News 4—Movie 4—Littlest Hobo 5—Movie 9—Cheerio A Go Go 7—Casper 11—Bachelor Father 13—Movie 13-High and Wild (c) 11:30— 2—Jetsons 7:30— 2—Rawhide 7—Porky Pig 4—International 9—King and Odie Showtime 11—Opinion in the Capital 7—Flintstones 12:00— 2-Sky King 11—One Step Beyond 7—Bugs Bunny 13—Travel Quiz 9—Movie 8:00— 9—Movie 11—Movie 11—Movie 12:30— 2—My Friend Flicka 7—Farmer's Daughter 7—Hoppity Hooper (c) 13—Arrest and Trial 13—Fore Golfers (c) 8:30— 2—Cara Williams 1:00— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—NBC News Special 4—Profile .5—Movie 7—American Bandstand 7—Addams Family 1:30— 2—Totlle 9:00— 2—Our Private World 4—Piano Literature 7—Valentine's Day 13—Movie 9:30—2—Gomer Pyle, USMC 4—Jack Beany 1-A5— 9—News 9:30—2—Gomer Pyle, USMC 4—Jack Beany 1:55— 9—Golf Tip 7-FDR 2:00— 2—Creative People 13—George Shearing 4—Agriculture U.S.A. 9:45— 9—News 7—Baseball 10:00— 2—Slattery's People 9—Movie 4—Jack Paar 2:30— 2—Preakness 7—12 O'clock High 4—Your Man in 9—Movie Washington 11—News 3:00— 2—International Hour 13—Genii Awards 4—Movie 10:30— 5—HoUywood Park 11—AAWU Tennis Preview 3:15—13—Movie 13—News and Sports 3:30— 5—Blue Angels 11:00— 2, 4, 7—News 9—Honeymooners 5—Movie (c) 4:00— 2—Pete Smith 11—Merv Griffin 9—Movie 13—Movie 4:30— 2—Scholarquiz 11:15— 4—NBC News Special 4—Desilu Playhouse LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST One Minute Pulpit Peanut butter special .^nd you will hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you arc not alarmed: for this must take place, but the end is not yet. — Matthew 24:6. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. — George Washington. © 1965 by NEA, Inc. WASHINGTON (UPI) — Earlier tliis month, in one of my penetrating lectures on foreign affairs, I undertook to analyze Franco-.-^merican relations in terms of the stomach. The message I attempted to convey was tliat gastronomy may have more to do with di plomacy than the State Department seems to realize. France, I pointed out, has long prided itself on its fine cruisine, which has made it the spiritual home of gourmets the world over. But recently its leadership in the taste bud department has been challenged by the growing acceptance in Europe of such American products as char- broiled steaks and peanut butter. This, I concluded, may explain in part why Uie U.S. government hasn't been getting along too well w'ith President Charles de Gaulle lately. Turn For Worse -Assuming there is some validity in the palate theory of diplomacy (which is not an assumption I am prepared to underwrite with my life's savings), then I fear there may soon be a turn for the worse. It has just come to my attention that plans are underway to open a European branch of Dunkin' Donut University. Donkin' Donut U., whose main campus is located in Quincy, Mass.. is the oldest educational institution of its type in the United States. In fact, the only one. Its curriculum is exclusively devoted to the study of doughnuts. Being one of tlie intellectual centers of New England, old DDU is naturally Ivy League in character. The emphasis is on scholastic rather tlian athletic attainment. Contemplate Hole Under the guiding hand of its beloved dean, Robert BLrdwell, its students spend long hours immersed in the cultural and esthetic aspects of doughnuts, and in contemplation of the hole. Those who graduate leave their alma mater secure in the knowledge that they have a well-rounded background in both the academic and commercial side of fried pastry, I am told that as soon as a faculty of distinguished professors has been recruited, DDU will open a branch in London. There it will seek to educate Europeans in the higher elements of doughtnutology. "We hope soon to have Europeans consuming coffee and doughnuts rather than tea and crumpets, strudel, smoked eel and the like," a spokesman for Dean Birdwell reported. The ultimate goal is to span the continent with a chain of roadside doughnut shops similar to those now gracmg the American landscape. When President De Gaulle gets wind of this, look out! By Doris Fleeson WASHINGTON — The New York mayoralty has been transferred from a cheap claiming race into a derby. A great thoroughbred with breeding and heart. Rep. John Lindsay, is liniog up at the post. The track is muddy, but he can handle it. The politics of the next decade will depend in large part on whether enough people who know that first-class government is essential to national survival seize the chance to help Lindsay. Circumstance has opened the way for him and persuaded him to take harsh risks and try for an office widely thought to be a dead-end street. Perhaps it is, but Americans have fled to the cities, and today the controlling mass of votes is there as well as the major problems. The most precient politician of our time. President Johnson, acknowledged this condition with the Great Society. It makes him their champion by making them its major beneficiaries. It was not for nothing that Johnson enviously watched the city boy, John F. Kennedy, outdistance all rivals in 1960. Kennedy's personality was charming, but the urban majorities were his Comstock lode. Lindsay is a moderate Republican. The New York City Republican minority is small, its leadership inept and an avid scrounger for crumbs from the Democratic table. Upper-class Republicans ignore it, and their great refuges — busmess, financial and legal — have devised their own backdoors into City Hall. ."Always locally independent, Lindsay refused to support Barry Goldwater for President but was re-elected by Manhattan's 17th District by 90,000 votes while Johnson w-as winning it by 70,000. He held back initially from the mayoralty but "New" Island Nearly as big as Connecticut, an island in Candada's Foxe Basin north of Hudson Bay, was discovered for the first time in 1948. Long_ hidden from ships by snow and ice, the land mass was discovered by an RCAF pilot on a routine flight and named Prince Charles Island after the heir to the British throne. was persuaded by several factors to attempt it. With every day that passed, the city's plight has become more desperate and the weakness of City Hall more apparent. It is hardly a sociological problem any more but murder, and Mayor Robert Wagner is reported planning to hand the bills for restoring law and order to the legislature. Then there is a Democratic poll which shows Lindsay running ahead of Wagner, 38 to .34 percent, with 28 percent of the voters unsure. The lengthy survey pinpointed Wagner strength as Negro and Puerto Rican, with Jews, Catholics and Protestants giving Lindsay a decided preference. Obviously this is encouraging despite the substantial percentage of undecided, and the percentage proves that a name candidate is essential. Lindsay's liberal record gives him a chance also with the areas of Wagner support. Lindsay's advancement i s blocked on three fronts as of now. In the House he is boxed in by a self-satisfied coterie of Nixon-minded leaders. .-Mbany is closed to him by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller's determination to run next year and try again for the Presidency. Two formidable vote-getters bar the Senate, Sen. Jacob Javits, Republican, and Sen. Robert Kennedy, Democrat. Lindsay broke his news Tuesday to Javits, who carried New York in 1962 by nearly a million votes. Javits promised to be his mayoralty campaign manager and has already started to raise money for him. The course has many obstacles, and New York is strewn with the bones of men •who underestimated Mayor Wagner. But Democratic weakness is evident everywhere. (Copyright, 1965, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS So-called 'death ray' can save countless lives By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt The "death ray" of science fiction is here. Although laser light rays can be deadly, they have important uses in many fields. These rays get their name from t h e principle employed —light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. An ordinary light wave is supercharged after i t passes through a ruby crystal. The beam that is emitted may be as thin as the lead in a pencil, but its light is more powerful than that of the sun. It can burn through steel. Its use in medicine is still experimental but, because it can be focused on a very small area, it has been used to destroy cancers without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. The laser beam can be used for this purpose only where a cancer can be seen on the surface of the skin or a body cavity that can be reached through some such device as a cystoscope I bladder), gastroscope i stomach, or proctoscope (rectum). Other tumors exposed in the conventional way by surgical operation have been treated by laser with excellent results. Another experimental use is a process similar to arc welding that is applied to detached retinas. The laser beam causes coagulation of the tissues which then become adherent and remain "glued" together. This has the advantage of working with lightning speed. The patient is not required to hold his eye still for more than a thousandth of a second. The rays may also be used to stop bleeding from small blood vessels. It would seem that the "death ray", when THE ALMANAC Today is Friday, May 14, the 134th day of 1965 with 231 to follow. The moon is approacliing its full phase. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is Mars. Th 0 m a s Gainsborough, the English painter, was born on this day in 1727. On this day in history: In 1811, Paraguay declared its independence from Spanish rule. In 1904, the Olympic games were held in the United States for the first time. They took place in St. Louis. In 1935, the citizens of the Philippine Islands ratified their Constitution in a special election. In 1948, Great Britain ended its 31 year rule in Palestine, followed immediately by a proclamation in Tel Aviv of the birth of the free and independent State of Israel. -A. thought for the day: British Statesman Arthur James Balfour said "biography should be written by an acute enemy." properly used, can also • be a life saver. Its use will be limited however, until more knowledge is obtained as to how it works and what measures are necessary for its safe handling. Q — Would it be harmful to have 10 chest .\ rays in one year? A — No. iWodcrn X ray equipment gives you a very short exposure to a limited part of your body. Everyone is exposed to an amount of radiation from the atmosphere that is 100 times greater than the amount you would get from having a chest X ray 12 times a year. Your doctor understands the dangers involved in over-exposure to X rays and when he orders an X ray he considers that the benefits to be gained far outweigh any possible hazard. Q — Can shock treatments be given in a doctor's office? A — This is not an office procedure. It requires a team consisting of a doctor and one or more nurses specially trained in this method of treatment. Careful supervision is required to prevent accidental injury. COTTON CAPITAL GALVESTON. Tex. (UPI) America's leading cotton port is not in the Deep South — it is Galveston, Tex., on the Gulf coast. Galveston became Texas' first deep-water port in 1890. The port's activities grew steadily to rank it among the top few in grain car unloadings as well as a leading cotton port. The ancient sport of cockfighting goes back to at least 500 B.C. It was introduced in England by the Romans before Caesar's time. From the time o£ Henry Vlll hardly a town in England was without its "cockpit." It was introduced into America at an early date. George 'Washington, Thomas Jefferson and .Mex- ander Hamilton were devotees. Today it is against the law in most states on the grounds of preventioa of cruelty to animals. It is expressly forbidden by law in Canada.' © EiKjclopiwfifl.SrjtoBliica

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