Page 10 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MAY 15,1965 The present Grand Jury system satisfies no one By law a county Grand Jury in California serves for one year. The 19 members are cliai'ged with investigating the county government. Primarily, they are to make sure tliat there is no crookedness. Secondarily, they are supposed to make an audit of the efficiency of the departments and the soundness of their policies. But hardly anyone feels that the Grand .Tui'v is capable of doing ah effective job. Government has become too big, too complex. The jurors are amateurs in government. They to supply their engineers on the have no special investigator of their own. summit by horse. So they en- They have to work out their own procedures. ^ST ^S .'^'^^'l^^Z When they get done they make a year- -bomb" tlie ice-capped summit end report and are dismissed. They have no witli food and fuel, powers to enforce their decisions. Although Such desperation tactics were the Supervisors are now obliged to reply in writing to the report, the reply is to no one because the old jury has been disbanded and a new one is in office. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore On February 8, 1946, a pack train made up of horses shod with spiked slioes started up the Vivian Creek trail from Mill Creek canyon, 20 miles east of Kedlands. The snow and ice on the trail loading to the 11,501-foot summit of Grayback made the going tough. In spite of theij- special shoes, the horses would slip, dance and fall on the ice and snow. That third and final expedition in mid-winter convinced the Raytheon Manufacturing c o m- pany that it was not practical ASSIGNMENT; West Design show mirrors contemporary California life By Neil Morgan . LOCAL ^ xxsci because Raytheon was engaged in a race w'ith the .-American Telephone and Telegraph company to develop a system of mountain-top relays to carry commercial radio from coast-to- coast. They were using Southern California's highest mountain to The statewide and chronic dissatisfaction of grand jurors with the .system is e.xpressed in test t?ie field strength of Uic mi- a bill nJiich pops up in every general ses- cro-waves which would carry sion of the Legislature, time without end. It 'mpu'ses. ^vould provide that several members of a Althougli Rayihcon abandoned „,',,,, , , the summit of San Gorgonio m Grand Jury be held over to serve a second 1947, of mountain-top year on the next following Grand Jury. The relays soon came into commer- holdovers would communicate to the new in- prominence. Southern Cali- vcstigating group what they learned in previ- L °'s ""'is"sentd'by"a"networ" ous investigation and give guidance from e.x- replacing wires and cables in poi 'ience. the "long distance" system serv- In the current session of the Legislature, the '"2 telephones, radio, television Grand Juries of California found their cham- ^"'^ comm.mications. pion and voice in Assemblyman George W. nort"^ ^f ^^if PeT an^ S Milias, (R-Gilroy). A veteran of three tours a pair of binoculars see the an- of dutv on the Santa Clara Grand Jury he lenna of the great relay station feels strongly that the one-year term for all the Pacific Telephone com, ,, . . . , 1 • rr pany. The horn-Iike antenna, on members results in inexperienced and ineffec- one side, focus on the telephone live panels. In Assembly Bill 292 he proposed building whicii is so \isible in BATTLE OF BULL RUM Teletips TOP SHOW: — 9:00, Chan. 2. Secret Agent. "Yesterday's Enemies." Drake faces a dangerous task when he is sent to Lebanon to investigate a rival espionage network. 8:30 .— Chan. 7. Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music-Makers. 9:30 — Chan. 7. Hollywood Palace. George Burns is guest , ., , , f J , c u • host with performers Mary that three members, chosen by lot, would the heart of downtown San Bei- ^^^^^^ ^^^^ j^^^^^ ^^^^ serve for a second year. The Assembly ap- '"°' proved his measure and a companion one proposing a Constitutional amendment to make il effective. On strawberry Peak, 1 in line with Lake .•'irrowhead) tliere are numerous relays, including the one serving the Bear Valley Telephone system. On Butler Peak, northeast of Redlands. is a micro-wave transmitter which controls the valves at 29-Palm? Wednesday, AB 292 reached the Senate .Judiciary committee where it was killed. Spokesmen for the County Supervisors Associ- and"a"t"'corona"oirtire c.-ud^'oii Rlion said their members are "deeply con- pipe line from the Navajo coun- rerncd" that experienced grand jurors could ^° '''^ coast. "Income a second board of supervisors." So great has been the demand .Moreover AB 292 imposed no requirement —^fa %tVr Tof, that grand jury recommendations be accepted. Bauer, chief ranger. And so the status quo is unchanged. Evei-y But as in the history of San ci'izcn who serves on a Grand Jury concludes that the jury is too weak because the system !n.ai -:cs it so. Every proposal to provide for moi'o experienced jurymen is killed in Sacra- m(?nto. Perhaps it is time to ask if the Grand Jury system in California has become outmoded? If so, what better way would there be for bringing the interest of laymen into the Court House to quicken the interest of public officials in the opinions of the people they serve? Hard, medium, soft? These are tough times for Ihe nu.=,tomcr. Want to buy a toothbrush? Simple? Hah! Wliat KIND of toothbrush? Hard, medium, soft, super-soft or extra hard? Straight, angle or curved? Red, blue, green or yellow? Straight, angle or curved? Large, medium, small, adult, iunior or child? Single purpose, for teeth only, or dual purpose for teeth AND gums? Trituft, multituft, blue tufts around white tufts, white tufts around blue tufts, or mixed? Electric or manual? Or, let's say you need an automobile tire. Nylon, rayon or polyester? Two-ply, four-ply or radial-ply? Regular tread, rain tread or snow tread? Or spiked? Whitewall, blackwall, goldwall, or wall-to- wall? A pair of socks? Nylon, rayon, wool, cotton, nylon-wool, nylon-polyester-wool, nylon-cotton, or nylon-cot- lon-wool? Stretch or regular? Short or calf-length? And so it goes — cars, shirts, floor wax, .•^oup, detergents or bread. You name it, they complicate it. Like the guy said as he sorted big and little potatoes — it ain't the work, it's tlie decisions.—O. C. The Newsreel They said in Economics I that it couldn't be done, but half the worthwhile organizations and clubs in America are supporting themselves by buying one another's cookies. The teenage lovely down the block was asked by her family to unplug her record player as a tribute to national music week. Everybody is picking on the man with two or more jobs. "What we need," says one such, "is a cabinet level secretary of moonlighting to protect our interests." The new addition to the backyard is called a bluebird house but it is available to any bird i-egardless of race, creed or color. Bernardino National Forest from its beginning in 1891. unexpected technological advances have brouglit sudden changes. About 20 years have passed since Raytheon was fighting the winter snows in the mountains east of Redlands to reach the highest point for micro-wave relay. Now what has happened'? The U.S. missile and space program has advanced so rapidly that mountains are becoming obsolete. The Communications Satellite Corporation now ha.s an electronic star in a "stationary" posilion over the' cc|ualor. You frequently see pictures or TV programs that are relayed by Early Bird. The American Broadcasting company now plans a domes!ic communications satellite designed to relay network television programs to its affiliated .•itations. This is the same function that Raytheon was addressing its bold efforts toward back in 1946 when those horses were struggling up Ihe Vivian Creek I rail. One Minute Pulpit For thus said the Lord God, (he Holy One of Israel, in returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength. — Isaiah 30:15. Consider well what your strength is equal to and what exceeds your ability. — Horace, poet and satirist of ancient Rome. and Mel Brooks, Miguel San- rloval Ballet. Cully Richards and the Flying Zacchinis. 10:00 — Chan. 2. Gunsmoke. An old friend of Marshal Billion's falls for a saloon hostess, kills her .iealous husband. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 6.5, lowest 55. Lewis Applegate of Yucaipa lakes top honors in first Redlands High school Safety-Economy Run in which 31 students participated. Leroy Hansberger named ".Ambassor of the Year" at annual dinner meeting of the Ambassadors of the Redlands Chamber of Commerce. RHS varsity cheerleaders next fall to be Linda Nelson, Margaret Barrett, Lorraine Beal, Linda Rogers and Lynn Woods. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 70, lowest 42, Edgar Sampson given "Key Man" award and H. H. Brannon .Ir. Ihe first life membership l)y the Junior Chamber n[ Commerce at sixth annual charter night banquet, Howard Price installed as commander of the Philip Mar- mnle.jo Legion post. Lcnora .Austin elected presi- ;lent ot the VFW .Auxiliary. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 59, lowest 52, Chamber of Comerce board nf (iirecots urges Cily Council lo make certain that the city is noi left without ambulance service. Kiwanis club announces it will finance construction of a ;lormitory cabin at the new YHCA camp—Camp Edwards— with its share of proceeds from the KO Minstrel show. Dr. Sidney Milbank gives principal address at formal dedication of Ihe Los .Angeles College of Chiropractic where he is chairman of the board of re- cents. mm mm TELEVISION © 196S by NEA, Inc. ^1 "Good morning, dear ... h that your nightgoy/n or are you going out to the pool?" SATURDAY EVENING 5:00— 2—Horse Race 5—Shebang 7—World of Sports 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Lloyd Thaxlon 5; 30—2—Ralph Story's L. A. 4—College Report 6:00— 2, 4—News 5—.limmie Rodgers 13—Rocky ic) 6:15— 2—Newsmakers 6:30— 4—News Conference 5—Leave It To Beaver 7—News 9—Movie 11—Riverboat 13—Bronco 7:00— 2—Sea Hunt 4—Sui-vey '65 .5—Rifleman 7—Shivaree 7:30— 2—Jackie Gleason 4—Flipper (C) 5—Melody Ranch 7—King Family 11—Surf City (c) 13—Surfside 6 8:00— 4—Kentucky Jones 9—Hollywood a Go Go 11—Territory: Underwater (c) 8:30— 2—GilUgan's Island 4—Jlr. Magoo 5—Kingdom of the Sea 7—Lawrence Welk 11—Aquaventure 13—Adventure Theater 9:00— 2—Secret Agent 4—Movie 5—Movie 9—Championship Bowling 11—Colorful World 1.3—Mystery Hour 9:30— 7—Hollywood Palace 11—Travelcade ic) 10:00— 2—Gunsmoke 9—Movie 11—.News, Sports, Features 1,3—Movie 10:30— .)—iMovie 7—News 11—Joe Pyne 11:00— 2—News 4—News, Sports ic) 7—iMovie [O 11:15— 2—Movie 4—Johnny Carson 11:30—13—Movie SUNDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Camera Three 5—.Adventist Hour 7—Story Time 9—Youth Wants to Know 11—Broken Arrow 13—Variedades 9:30— 2—Silver Wings 4—Christopher Program 7—Movie 9—Foreign Legionnaire 11—Superman 10:00— 2—Learning '65 4—This Is the Life ."j-La Mirada Parade 9—Movie II—Wonderama 'c' 10:30— 2—Through Children's Eyes 4—Catholic Hour 1.3—Faith for Today 11:00— 2—Capitol Hill 4—Jlovie ,5—Home Buyers' Guide 1,3—Church in the Home 11:30— '2—Viewpoint 4—This Is the Life 7—Bullwinkle 9—i\Iovie ic> 12:00— 2—News ,5—Wild Bill Hickok 11—Movie 13—Oral Roberts 12:30— 2—Face the Nation 4—Capitol and the clergy 5—Movie 7—770 on TV 13—Social Security in .Action 12:45—13—Reconciliation 1:00— 2—Pianoforte 4—Quiz a Catholic (c) 7—Directions '65 11—Movie 13—Voice of Calvary 1:25— 9—Golf Tip 1:30— 2—The Word 4—Confrontation 'c) 7—Issues and Answers 9—Greater New Orleans 13—Cat's Corral and Rodeo 2:00— 2—As Others See Us 4—Existence 5_Movie 7—Movie 2:30— 2—Friendship Show 4—World Concert HaU 3:00— 2—Children Without 4—Sunday 9—Movie 11—Movie 3:30— 2—League of Women Voters 4:00— 2—Musical Theater 4—Movie 5—Movie 7—Movie 13—News 4:30— 2—Repertoire Workshop 13—Robin Hood SUNDAY EVENING 5:00— 2—Zoorama 9—Play-A-Pair 11—Movie 13—Mike Hammer 5:30— 2—Amateur Horn- 4—G-E College Bowl (c) 5—Invisible Man 7—Press Conference S—Surf's Up (c) 13—Adventures iB Sports 6 :00— 2—Twentieth Century 4— Meet the Press (c) 5—Polka Parade (c) 7—Movie 6 :30- 2—World War I 4—NBC Children's Theatre 9—Greatest Show (c) 11—Room for One More 13—Genii Awards 7:00— 2—Lassie 5—Curt Massey (c) 11—Travelcade (c) 13—Movie 7:30— 2—My Favorite Martian 4—Disney's World (c) 5—Special of the Week 7—Wagon Train 9—Movie 11—Far Horizons (c) 8:00— 2—Ed Sullivan ,5—Crisis at U.C. It—Eureka! — Travel 8:30— 4—Branded .•i— Movie 7—Broadside 13—Bourbon Street Beat 9:00— 2—TwiUght Zone 4—Bonanza 7—Movie (C) 9:30—13—Dan Smoot 9:45—13—Capitol Reporter 10:00— 2—Candid Camera 4—Rogues 11—New^s, Sports, Features 13—Mantovani 10:30— 2—What's My Line? 9—Movie 11—Louis Lomax 13—Movie 11:00— 2, 4, 7—News, Sporls 5—Open End 11:15— 2—Movie 4—The Saint 7—Movie PASADENA, - Behind the Oriental furbelows of tlie outlandish old Pasadena Art Museum here, it was possible this spring to get an eloquent glimpse of what it is like to live the smooth glossy life in contemporai-y California. The show was called Califoi-n- ia Design-Nine. It was largely the mountainous effort of a Pasadena housev.'ife and mother of four who grew bored with charity work. She is Eudorah Moore, a Smith College zoology major and wife of a mortgage banker. For six years she was board president of the Pasadena .Art Museum. In 1962, W 'hen tlie museum began to prepare its eighth design show, she took over and set out to make it unique. She has succeeded so notably that the 1962 show and its successor this spring have been widely discussed throughout the design world. One of her trademarks is the production of a hard-cover show catalog which is a superb addition to any library. The current one sells for S7.50; tliat is unique in gallery shows, and so is the fact that objects manufactured in California are shown here side by side \rith one-of-a- kind designs by California artisans. On the wall of one gallery room was a selection of skateboards. Below it, rich in shock value, was a two-seat yellow amphibious tractor with wide rubber wheels to keep it afloat if the hull is punctured. In the eyes of Jlrs. Moore, this Ter- ragator. designed by Andy Stewart and manufactured in El Monte, has refined line and function. So has the California-made outboard motor next to it, and a lawn sprinkler system control box, and a simple pair of plastic paddle-pumps which double as boat hook, bilge pump, air pump, or oars. There is even a plumbing valve with coupMng modules, which piqued interest of industrial design critics because a patented lock'which fastens the valve can be unlocked without a wrench. More conventional items for a design show are the clean- lined furniture, ceramics, rugs, lamps, textiles and jewelry which were brought together for California Design-Nine, For Mrs. Moore, the most fun of the project was "going shopping" — lo several hundred studios and factories all over California, choosing items from which an art jury later selected the exhibits seen in the show by more than 30,000 visitors from late March to mid-May. Naturally, some of her choices are described by laymen in terms like "way out." There are cube-shaped end tables and coffee tables made from sheets of clear plate glass held together by screws and clamps. Not even by the end of the show could Mrs. Moore describe the function of half a dozen sterling silver pieces by Alvin Pine of the Long Beach State College an department. They were tabled strippers, and the prevailing guess was that they could be used to strip lemon peel for martinis. A mmority opinion held tliat they were long- handled soup spoons with holes in tlie spoon bowls. No matter. Mrs. Moore and tlie judges liked their graceful shape, and there they were. During her "Shopping," Jlrs. Jloore learned all kinds of things about California. There is a black lacquer harpsichord with maple keys, an exquisitely graceful piece of furniture made by Jones-Clayton Harpsichord, Ltd. of Los .Angeles, whose executives insist fii-m- ly that they are the nation's largest manufacturers of harpsichords. Sculptor Rick Kallis of Woodland Hills contributed three stoneware sculptures wliich reflect the pop art craze: They are shaped like old patent medicine bottles or. in the case of a washerwoman. Hke a bottle of ancient Mrs. Stewart's Bluing, complete with labels. Does Kallis rely on old newspaper ads for his medicine show? Certainly not; they do not provide the shape or te.xture or feel of old bottles. He found the location of what he believes was the ' first San Diego cily dump, and goes out on weekend digging excursions armed uitli tools like tliose of an anthropologis 'i. The ultimate in pop art at California Design-Nine was a wind-up music machine that is faintly suggestive of a slot machine with a xylophone rising out of its top and a car radio antenna soaring above tlial, .Above its four legs, adorned with upside-down coat hangers, there is an absorbing array of gilded junk: Trembling springs, pin flower holders, hair curlers, gears, badges, keys, coins, nuts, bolts, bicycle horns-tlie kind of refuse which might result from a weekend of spring cleaning in boudoir and shop by a long and comfortably married couple. But it is a music machine: reach inside its back, wuid it up, and it plays nostalgic music from tlie past which seems to mock all this excrescence of the affluent society. I stood spellbound by tha majesty of the thing, lovingly constructed by Arthur Secunda of Studio City, and I suppose [ would have shipped it home except that its catalog price was S1.273. Secunda must not want to lot it go. There was a wall-hangm,a ivine rack made of hard-formed rattan, undulating so gracefully (as well as practically) that it was almost hypnotic to stare at it. And a superb pair of red wood applique doors handcrafted by Jean Ray Laury of Fresno —photographed dramatically for the catalog on a lonely sand dune with the Sierra Nevada in the background. Part of Mrs. Moore's fun was hauling tlie exliibits for the show all over the California countryside along with a photographer, in a two-ton truck with a station wagon pulling a house trailer behind. While they were at it, they were marooned in a Sequoia snowstorm, and that is going a long way to get atmosphere for a museum catalog. But that is the California ebullience, the flair for innovation wliich makes this an exciting place lo live and a challenging home for designers. It is typical of the mood of the region that Mrs. Moore gave up her charily role with the Pasadena Art Museum in the midst of tills project to become a professional: curator of design for the museum. It is not only :he things of California that are fluid; it is the people, too. As the show closed the other day. Curator Moore became Mother Moore, flying East to size up the suave Italian from Florence who had descended on Smith College to pay court to her 3ldest daughter. That Latest Best Seller By Arthur Benjamin Anderson HE Today is Saturday, May 15, the 135th day of 1965 with 230 ;t0 follow. The moon is full. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is Mars. Pierre Curie, the French physicist, was born on this day in 1859. On this day in history: In 1862, Congress created the Department of Agriculture, then included within the framework of the Department of the Interior. In 1869, Elizabeth Cady Stanton was chosen president of a new organization aimed at securing voting rights for women. In 1918, the first regular airmail service was established between Washington, Philadelphia and New York. In 1963, Major L. Gordon Cooper made a 22-orbit space flight in a Mercury capsule. A thought for the day: American Patriot Patrick Henry said "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past." Facts Classified Ads Can Sell Anything CaU 793-3221 This week it's "The Ambassador," a novel by Morris L. West. It isn't often you run into a controversial novel, but this is one. This novel re-interprets certain happenings in South \'ietnani,— in a way some people won't like, I'm sure il will raise the blood- pressure of some members of our .American State Departmont. .As all newspaper readers remember. Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu visited this country a few years ago to gain public support for the adminis,tration of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam. The Slate Department ignored her visit. No red carpet was rolled oul. Madame .Nhu's opponents claimed that President Diem, a Catholic, was persecuting the Buddhists. (Catholics form 10 per cent of the South Vietnam population, Buddhists 70 per cent.) .As a result, they said, Buddhists were reacting violently. Seven Buddhists publicly immolated themselves by pouring gasoluie over themselves and striking a match. The whole disturbance wound up with the overthrow of Diem's government by some of his generals. President Diem was killed. Our State Department said it had nothing to do with the revolution. It said it had cut a few appropriations, but not drastically — and that was all. (In the past years U.S. aid had amounted lo three billion; it was currently running at a half-billion annually.) Wei! — I So at long last we get to this novel, "The Ambassador" — ! It's the same place — South Vietnam — same problem, — a Catholic president seeming lo persecute Buddhists (Buddhists burning themselves) and t h e same United States Government trying to solve the South V^iel- nam problem with money and militai-y help. But the characters are fictional. The president of Soulh Vietnam has a different name. There is no Madame Nhu, anywhere. There is an American Ambassador, but his name, too, doesn't ring a bell in my memory. The story line is simple. An American diplomat is appointed Ambassador to South Vietnam. He connives with some Vietnamese generals to depose the President, because of trouble with the Buddliists. He does this despite evidence tlie President is doing well, and understands Asians, as Americans do not. His friends are shocked. The revolution takes place. When it is all over the Ambassador retires to a Zen-Buddhist monastery to regain his self-respect through meditation. This novel (—its author wole "The Devil's Advocate" and "The Shoes of the Fisherman," both big successes—) is not really a story, to my way of think- uig. With so much controversial material, it will be impossible for most readers to achieve an illusion of reality. Also, subtle and involved diplomatic conversation, of . which there is a great deal in this book, tends to make the reader yawn.
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