Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 18, 1965 · Page 7
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 7

Redlands, California
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Tuesday, May 18, 1965
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What next, Penelope, fish and chips for Philip? allJAU OrJLAiNCKb- By GUI Fox PRAM-BULATING: Some Britishers object to pictures of their tSueen pushing a pram in the park, a task they feel more properly should be left to nanny. When the whole royal family gets into the act, the objectors really are scandalized. Left to right are Princess Anne, Her Majesty and the Princes Charles, Andrew and Philip. In the pram, of course, is young Prince Edward. By TOM A. CULLEN European Correspondent Newspaper Enterprise Assn. LONDON — (NEA) — The new, "mafey" look of the British monarchy goes down well with most Britons, but there have been a few yelps of outraged protest. The royal family is getting to down-to-earth and folksy, some of the traditionalists complain. They say there has been a general lowering of tone at Buckingham Palace. Some of the Queen's recent guests at the place have been criticized. What is Her Majesty doing consorting with low comedians like Peter Sellers? the diehards ask. And wliat is Prince Philip doing playing polo every Sunday? Hardly a good example to set for the rest of the nation. And those recent birthday pictures of the Queen pushing a baby pram and larking about with her children among the daffodils of Windsor Great Park- Queen Victoria would never have approved. The monarchy, the Queen-'s critics argue, should remain on a pedestal slightly above ordin­ ary mortals. Otherwise the Queen will end up cycUng to the local fish and chips shop to buy Prince Phihp's lunch. It should be stressed that these criticisms represent a minority view. The vast majority of Britons are dehghted to see the Queen looking so happy and in such rela.xed mood. Although royal mateyness is on the increase, it hardly adds up to a place revolution, in the opinion of most Britons. Nevertheless recent innovations at Buckingham Palace are not with; out interest as straws in the' wind of change. ITEM: For her official 39th birthday pictures the Queen called in a press photographer from the breezy Daily Mirror tabloid, instead of summoning Cecil Beaton or one of the other posh photographers. The results were gratifying. Instead of the usual stilted pictures, the news photographer caught the royal family in casual clothes and an off-beat mood, J baby carriage, Corgi dog and all. ITEM: The royal family turned up at the Comedy Theatre recently, with Peter Sellers as their guest. No sooner did the house lights go down than the Queen and her party found themselves part of the act. First, comedian Spike Milligan put a napkin on his head and did an imitation of Queen Victoria. "I will probably get sent to the Tower of London for this," he added. But when Milligan interrupted a passionate love scene on stage to quip, "Philip, get that lad of yours out of here," the Sunday Telegraph thought that the comedian had gone too far. After all, "that lad" happens to be Prince Charles, aged 16, the future King of England, the Telegraph grandly reminded its readers. ITEM: Prince Philip again found himself on the spot when he agreed to be quizzed on radio by teen-age students, most of them budding journalists. Did he not think that his children were missing out on parental love because he was "always away and busy," Prince Philip was asked. He protested with some heat that since last October I have been away quite a lot, but that's unusual," he explained. Fmally, Philip was asked what he missed most by being prince consort. "Being able to walk into a cinema," he replied, "or to go "I know he's been lying there all afternoon, but he says he hasn't quite made up his mind I" Lord Geoffrey bailed out by President ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (UPI)—The man in the White House has gotten Lord Geoffrey out of the dog house. Lord Geoffrey, a beagle ouTied by Mr. and Mrs. Rocco Ruggiero of RockviUe Centre, has distinguished and varied tastes in chewable items—rugs, bushes, furniture and the U.S. Treasury Department's finest greenbacks. Lord Geoffrey chewed a $10 bill into four sections last month and swallowed one of the pieces. The Ruggieros taped the remaining pieces together and tried to redeem the patched-up bill for a crisp new $10 note. They were told to send it to the Treasury Department. Mrs. Ruggiero, however, went directly to the nation's number out to a night club or to a pub, things of that sort. "I can do it," he added. "But it isn't always enjoyable, because if you're recognized the atmosphere changes and people nudge each other, conversation stops and somebody asks you for your autograph." Redlands Daily Facts Tuesday, May 18, 1965 -- 7 Brown patching up latest run-in with Jesse Unruh one beagle owner, Lyndon B. Johnson. "The circumstances which reduced this biU to its present condition are such that only you, I and others like us could understand," she said in a letter to the President. Johnson, through an aide, responded Sunday with a full presidential pardon for Lord Geoffrey for "having chewed up the property of the U. S. government, namely a $10 bill." The White House noted with pleasure that Lord Geoffrey was doing his bit to mamtain the national economy by providing employment for "rug cleaners, landscape gardners, upholsterers and the like." About the $10 bill.. . It was returned in its slightly chewed state along with the President's letter and the explanation that the Treasury Department had "inspected it carefully and is returning it for your records." Asked if she planned to send the bill back to the Treasury Department and press for a new $10 note, Mrs. Ruggiero replied: "Oh, no! Now I'm going to By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY United Press International SACRAMENTO (UPI) —Gov. Edmund G. Brown tried today to patch up his latest run - in with Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh and other lower chamber leaders. He claimed success. But the lawmakers themselves expressed some reservations. The Democratic governor, back from a fishing trip to Mexico, called eight Democratic assemblymen into his office late Monday for a discussion of taxes. He called it "another love feast." The lawmakers were angered last week when Brown announced a "drastic" reduction in his $375 million tax program. He dropped outright his bill to boost state income taxes by $125 million a year—and credited an unexpected upsurge in state revenue. Brown's action came only hours before the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee considered the huge tax increase and reform program authored by chairman Nicholas C. Petris, D - Oakland, and supported by Unruh. The committee cleared the bill but Unruh claimed he had been "bombed by Brown. Assemblyman Alfred E. Alquist, D-San Jose, who authored 24 tax bills for Brown, angrily announced he had not been warned in advance by Brown of the tax plans—and threatened to drop all the bills. This would have included a five-cent-a - pack boost in cig- atte taxes and a 20 per cent increase in tobacco taxes, which Brown said he needed to balance his $4 billion "bare bones" and $250 million "Phase II' spending program. But after the 2Vi hour closed door meeting with Brown, Alquist pledged to put the state's welfare ahead of personal differences. He said he would push for passage of Bro\ra's program. Alquist said the governor ex­ plained the failure to apprise him of the increased revenue but that t h e explanation was "not too satisfactory." Brown declined Monday night to go into detail about the meeting. But Unruh told newsmen the group discussed state taxes and other problems "at greatj length." "I think we agreed we need additional revenue and we also need tax reforms," Unruh said. He stood by his earlier position that he would not vote for new taxes unless t h e legislature agrees to "considerable reform." He said this included payroll withholding — one of the most controversial features of both the Petris-Unruh and Brown tax programs. Meanwhile, the Assembly Ways and Means Committee rushed to send the budget bUl to the lower chamber floor by Thursday or Friday, setting it up for debate next week. Other action in the legislature: Reapportionment — The ."Assembly Elections and Reapportionment Committee Monday night opened hearings on t h B Senate-passed bill to realign the upper chamber on a population basis. No action is expected for at least two weeks. Smoking — The .Assembly Public Health Committee delayed action late Monday oa two bills aimed at curbing smoking among teen-agers and helping longtime smokers quit. The bill was authored by Chairman W. BjTon Rumford, D- Berkeley, and would call for the state to start an anti-smoking campaign. University — Assemblyman Don Mulford, R - Piedmont, pressed for a bipartisan legislative investigation of recent difficulties at the University of California. Mumford, GOP caucus chairman, said there were many unanswered questions about the December Free Speech Movement and recent Free Student Union. Professors — The Assembly Ways and Means Committee sent to the floor a bill to grant state college professors a 10 pr cent pay raise effective July 1. It would cost the state $7.8 million. Two ffsbermen rescued at sea in disabled boat keep it — it's my souvenir." And Lord Geoffrey, she added, is already becoming much better about chewing up expen. sive paper. "I explained to him that the President doesn't give second pardons," she said. ZUMA BEACH (UPI) —Two men, adrift since Saturday in a 16 - foot motor boat off the Southern California coast, today told of the three days and two nights in their disabled boat. Mike Jensen, 44, Port Hueneme, and Ed Peterson, 42, Canoga Park, were rescued near here shortly after the Coast Guard had suspended its search, for lack of clues. The craft drifted within 200 feet of the beach Monday afternoon and was taken in tow after a life guard dispatched a rescue boat. Jensen, a Pomt Mugu civilian draftsman, and Peterson, 42, state senior bank examiner, were attempting to paddle the boat to shore when they w^ere sighted. Both were in good condition. "We decided to rest at anchor Saturday night and paddle to shore Sunday morning," they told a Coast Guard official. "But when we awoke Sunday we found the tide had carried us back to sea." Jensen and Peterson spent Sunday working on the motor and made it to within several miles of land when they ran out of gas. "We paddled to within Hi miles of shore when we decided to anchor again for the night," officials quoted them as saying. "But we found ourselves back out to sea again Monday morning and had to paddle for five hours before working our way back to shore. Jensen, owner of the boat, said he and Peterson spent Saturday fishing near Anacapa Island and were en route to O.x- nard when their outboard motor conked out about two miles from shore. CO-STAR COUPLE HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Sean Connery and Diane Cilento, Mr. and Mrs. in private life, will costar in "Big Country, Big Man." Happy Brides-tO'Be Know with Sage's Help Their Wedding Dreams Blossom Into Reality Therecan be no doubf about the quality of Sage's Wedding Cai<e as Mary's bright smile would testify. It is her own cake, made to her individual decorating order. She is just as pleased with the easy way Sage's make it for her to get her wedding masterpiece. She talked over her ideas with the friendly soles lady in Sage's Bakery Department and from then on Sage's took oil the extra care and experience necessary to make her wedding day perfect. Brides-to-be can count on Sage's bakers for a beautiful cake. yuks REDLANDS REDLANDS BLVD. AND CYPRESS

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