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Page 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MAY 18,1965 Clear the track; excise tax cuts are coming In proposing excise tax cuts to Congress, President Johnson does not need to apply the whip. Rather, the horses are likely to run away with the carriage. The consumers — the votere — are eager. The ladies among them have always considered the tax on handbags a persecution of their entire sex. Storekeepers will say "hallelujah" the day they no longer have the nuisance of the tax on toileti'ies to collect from tile customer. Lives there a voter who loves the telephone tax? Manufactiu-ers have been hollering for excise cuts for years. Each considers his own product the most burdened. Many can argue that the excises on their goods were started in wartime to discourage consumption and to save material and manpower. Now the administration policy is to stimulate consumption. Working the House and Senate office building daily are the lobbyists for the manufacturers, pressing for cuts on their products. All that Congress ever needs to cut taxes is an official, plausible theory that will justify that action. Mr. Johnson supplies them with that. Last year, he notes, income taxes were cut and look how business has been humming. Now, excise tax reductions would continue to stimulate consumption, foster growth of the national economy and bolster employment opportunities. So, Congress is raring to go. Mr. Johnson's job will be to hold the reductions down to the levels he has set, and to keep particularly powerful groups from getting earliest consideration. Of course, the excise reductions will not be greeted with universal acclaim. "Won't this program steam up the boiler of inflation?" some will ask. "Do tax cuts stimulate the economy as they appear to, or is there a bit of illusion here —a wanting to believe it is so?" some skeptics may say. And there are still some of us who don't understand the wisdom of reducing income without reducing expeditures. The national debt reaches out into space now about as far as the Mariner spacecraft. How can this piling up of debt go on and on and on? Doubts about debt, however, are politically unimportant because only the unreconstiiicted conservative is bothered any more. New Think economics have attained general respectability, even in Big Business. They only exploited it Because J. Edgar Hoover is J. Edgar Hoover, his Congressional testimony on Communist involvement in the Free Speech Movement at Berkeley will 'briefly stir up that stale controversy. He said the University of Califomia revolt was an example of "a demonstration, which, while not Communist-originated or controlled, has been exploited by a few Communists for their own ends. "In this instance, a few hundred students contain within their ranks a handful of Communists that mislead, confuse and bewilder a great many students to their own detriment. "Communist party leaders feel that based on what happened on the campus of the University of California, they can exploit similar student demonstrations to their own benefit." If there is a consensus in regard to the part played by the Communists, Mr. Hoover is a member of it. His view coincides with those of various moderate people who have looked into the Berkeley case with care. It has become pointless to further consider if the Communists were the key to the Free Speech Movement. They weren't. Rather, the value of this case histoi-y is for the light it sheds on the aims and methods of the Communist party. At present, the internal security subcommittee of the Senate is pui'suing this line. The members are holding a hearing on "Communist strategy and tactics in dealing with youth and youth groups." This is a vital subject which college people would be well advised to know more about — but the Berkeley ti-oubles are only a single incident in it. The Newsreel Warren Spahn says, "You can't convince me tliat you go from middle age to old age in one year." Sometimes, if you twist your back just right, you can do it in two seconds. The morning i-ush is so hectic on school days, that the lady in the second house from the comer says that what she sei-ves is breakfast a go go. Aunt Ethel always worried us by getting all the diseases that appeared on "Ben Casey" and "Dr. Kildai'e." Now she suspects the neighbors of everytliing tlaat happens on "Peyton Place." There have been some changes in humor over the years. For example, some of us can remember when Latin American revolutions were thought to be comic Blue skies, green trees, varicolored flowers and the flashing wings of bii'ds are a never- ending source of delight for children who don't have color television. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Critics of the California Division of Highways carp at little things while failing to notice the real shortcomings of our freeway designers. The undiscussed cause of congestion these days in this: We have a system that presupposes that everyone is trying to get somewhere by automobile. Actually, most of them are trying to get there by boat. While cruising Sunday on U.S. 395—the route to and from Lake Crowley and other Sierra waters — we found that only a few squares are still driving automobiles without a boat attached. Sometimes the water-going equipment is turned upside down and carried on the roof. Usually the boat is towed on a trailer. The latter driver is admonished by signs that he must hold his speed down to 50 mph. This means that every boat is a road block on a two-lane highway since everyone who doesn't have a boat wants to go faster. The solution to this little engineering problem, it seems to us, is to quit building additional lanes of concrete. Instead, every time the eingineers feel an itch to add a lane, they should dig a canal instead — right along the present highway. Since the California Water Plan hasn't been finalized, they ought to be able to divert the Feather River water for the canals. Then the boatmen could go all of the way by water, leaving the highways to the motorists. For weeks the Mojave desert sun had been saving up energy for .Armed Forces Day. Sunday. Old Sol dumped the whole load on Edwards AFB and its thousands of visitors. It was enough to give a camel heat prostration. Modern man, however, has ways of fighting back during the time he is eating a picnic lunch. One is to get an outdoor chair out of the auto trunk and place in in the shade of somebody's camper (there's always one parked conveniently nearby) and relax. Another is to bring along a gay beach umbrella which clamps to the rear bumper, and sit in its small pool of shade. But the real modern touch is to cover the windshield with a blanket to shut out the sun, turn on the motor, raise the «-indows, and crank up the air conditioner. What made the desert so boiling hot was the dead calm of the air. One fellow, however, was enjoying a breeze to the envy of the horde of spectators. When the U-2 landed it was teetering, as usual, on wheels directly under the fuselage. It is supposed to have one little wheel hanging down from near the end of each wing tip for balance. But Sunday, there was only a wheel on one side. So, to weight the wing tip that had the wheel under it, an airman sat on the wing as the glider-like plane taxied by the grand stand. He had lots of fresh air, hot though it was. Modern airplanes fly so high that you need the Ml. Palomar telescope to see them. While not available to the public, the Air Force flight research center does have some astonishing optical instruments. They showed a couple of them Sunday. But Col. Chuck Yeager, t h e famed test pilot, told a local audience last week that: "We have a tracking telescope, in a below-ground level mounting, at Edwards. It will take a picture of a sateUite in orbit so clearly that you can see the rivets on it." He didn't say we could borrow it for the .Armed Forces Day air show but next year we are going to ask. TREASURE HOUSE "i'our unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. The Lofty View Don't sell Wagner out so early By WILLIA3I S. \VHITE Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 77, lowest 55. City Council takes preliminary step toward developing a new 8400,000 city hall annex for police adminstration and other administrative offices. Plans for relocating Skateland in new specially designed building on Alabama street, north of Highway 99, revealed by John C. Ferrall, spokesman for Businessmen's Investment Funds. University of Redlands baseball team defeats Occidental College by 2-1 score to win UR's first undivided SCIAC pennant in 20 years. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 83, lowest 50. City Council gives tentative approval to plan to spend some S300 to conduct a straw vote on the freeway location, upon petition by Mrs. Rodney Cranmer. Phil Harris and Desi Arnez .ioin notables who will play in Redlands Pro-Am golf tournament. Councilman Robert L. Morlan urges action to provide safeguards for open swimming pools and study of fencing ordinances of other communities authorized. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Gemperatures — Highest 61, lowest 51. Bob Chambers named by City Council to manage Sylvan plunge this summer at salary of $231 per month. Mrs. Vesta Lukei installed as president of the Breakfast club, succeeding Mrs. Moores Butler. Martin Van Diest re-elected president of the House of Neighborly Service board of directors. One Minute Pulpit It is good that you should take hold of this, and from that withhold not your hand: for he who fears God shall come forth from them ail.—Eccl. 7:18. The Christian religion is the only one that puts morality on its proper and right basis: the fear and love of God.—Samuel Johnson, ISth century English author. TELEVISION mm mm TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 5—Shebang 7—News 9—Laurel and Hardy 11—Billy Barty 13—Lloyd Thaxton 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—9tli Street West 11—Paul WincheU 13—Ruff & Reddy (c) 6:30— 4—News 5—Leave It to Beaver 13—Huckleberry Hound 7:00— 2—News 4—America! (c) 5—Rifleman 9—Fractured Flickers 11—Bachelor Father 13—Wonders of the World 7:30— 2— Ralph Story's L.A. 4—Mr. Novak 5—Outdoorsman 7—Combat! 9—Hollywood '65 11—One Step Beyond 13—Wanderlust (c) 8:00— 2— Joey Bishop 5—Roller Skating 11—Movie 13—.American West (c) 8:30— 2— Red Skelton 4—Best on Record 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 7—Peyton Place 13—E.xpedition! 10:00— 2— Doctors-Nurses 4—The Middle Ages (c) 5, 11—News 7—Fugitive 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—l\Ierv 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 Lucy 4—What's This SongV 5—Romper Room 11—Best of Groucho 9:45—13-Guideposts 9:55- 4—News 10:00— 2—Andy Griffith 4—Concentration 7—Mike Douglas 9—Jlovie 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—I'll 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 (cl 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 Gams 5—Thin Man 7—Day In Court 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 (c) 13—Courageous Cat (c) 4:30— 2—Movie 5—News and Features 9—Astroboy (c) 4:45—13-Rocky ® ms by NEA, Inc. "Let's ialk about somethh' pleasant like the future of the Republican party!" LIGHTER SIDE Railroaders W.'^SHINGTON (UPD—Prob­ ably nothing has done more toj help curb adult delinquency in this country than the electric train. It used to be that when a father gave his son an electric train for Christmas, he (the father) could count on spending many happy hours fitting the tracks together, figuring out how to make the locomotive run backwards, and so on. This kept him off the streets and out of trouble. In recent years, however, the situation has changed rather drastically. IMost kids nowadays insist on operatmg their trains themselves. As a result, the father is left to mope around in his new bedroom slippers, which he quickly tires of. So he leaves the house seeking excitement. And the rest is the all too familiar story of falling in with thel By DICK WEST wrong companions and developing bad habits. Fortunately, there is one organization that is trying to do something about the problem. A group called the Model Railroad Equipment Association has developed a program to encourage adults to buy electric trains for themselves. Unfortunately, however, not everybody seems to realize how important this program is. For example, Rep. John J. Rooney, chairman of a House appropriations subcommittee. At a recent hearing, the New York Democrat had before him Judge Paul P. Rao of the U.S. Customs Court. The point under discussion was whether electric trains for adults should be classified as toys. These particular trams were imported from West Germany. The Customs Bureau, which has charge of collectmg import WASHINGTON — Two certainties stand out in the coming campaign for Mayor of New Y'ork, a post considered by some to be next to that of the Presidency of the United States in its built-in difficulties and frustrations. One is that no matter which candidate wins, aU conservatives of whatever shade, will be losers. To be sure, in New York they always lose in the end. But this time they have lost before the game has begun. For it would require ideological litmus-test analyses too complicated for words to discern in what way Rep. John Lindsay, the Republican contender, may be less liberal than the sitting Democratic Mayor, Robert Wagner. He who doubts this need only note how many very liberal Democrats are already saying bracing things about John Lindsay, who has youth and charm and all that going for him, while maintaining a sour silence about the middle-aged and perpetually hard-p:-cs?ed Bob Wagner. Lindsay, that is to say. is of the ••in" group of the liberal establishment. Poor old Bob Wagner is in the "out" group. No matter how faithfully he has served the liberal estabhshment, to them he must sit always below the salt at dinner. The second certitude is that if young John Lindsay should manage to defeat Wagner, a brilliant new star would rise in the Republican East. And it would begin to shine, not altogether benignly, right in the eyes of the old stars. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and Sen. Jacob Javits. Beating Wagner would make any Republican a giant-killer; the 1968 Repbulican Presidential convention would surely know he was around. For notwithstanding the Mayor's seemingly chronic weaknesses — in a place where politics has long since become as dipsy-doodle as it is among the more advanced professors of political science on any unfortunate campus — many a pre­ mature obituary has been read over Old Bob. Always he seems to be limping from disaster to catastrophe —until the time comes to vote. He has a talent for putting his worst foot forward between elections. He has a genius for putting a winning foot across the line at the electoral payoff. This time, agreed, he is in a new sort of trouble. Heretofore, he has wound up on the side of the angels, as angels are defined in the City of New York. But this most satisfying role has been wrenched from him. It is now Lindsay who is the hero-knight of the good guys. It is now Wagner to whom befalls the painful part of the lined- faced character actor, the spear carrier for the bad guys, the tough old boys who do not understand the beauty of the liberal score. He is the heavy in a subway opera where the gleaming Lindsay is evoking encores from the hip amongst the art lovers even before an aria has been sung. The situation is being .so managed as to make Lindsay, who has not an ounce of snobbery in him, the man with the snob appeal. This makes Wagner, who is no slob by any standard, the man with the slob appeal. All this is apart from the sober circumstances that Lindsay has made a first-rate record in Congress, whether or not one agrees with his politics, and that Wagner's history is hardly star-spangled. Still, a strong case can be made that nobody could possibly be a good Mayor of New York, considering the faction-ridden condition of both parlies, and that given all the realities, Wagner has done very well. But when all is said and done, perhaps Wagner's biggest burden will be the stark burden of his years and his scars of old combat in a society where youth worship is a public mania and a silk-stocking liberalism —like Lindsay's — is counted a pearl beyond price and an absolute warranty of public service of pristine purity. (Copyright. 1965. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Double trouble possible with shingles, chicken pox By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt So many readers have written in to say that they have known of persons who have had shingles after they had chicken pox—two diseases caused by the same virus — that I consulted a skin specialist who assured me that this was fairly common, but that persons who have had shingles never get chicken pox. Q—What is the normal blood pressure'.' \ — In normal persons the blood pressure is subject to wide variations. In general the upper level (systolic pressure) is about 100 plus half your age. The lower level (diastoUc pressure) however is the one to watch. This may vary from 60 to 90 (normal average is about Teletips TOP SHOW: — 10:00. Chan. 4. "The Middle Ages" Documentary examines the thousand years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the discovery of .A.merica. 7:00 — Chan. 4. .America! "Passage to Puerto Rico." 8:00 — Chan. 13. American West. "The Lakes and Streams of Wyoming." 8:30 — Chan. 4. "The Best on Record" Dean .Martin hosts program featuring performances by 1965 winners of the recording industry's Gammy Awards. Featured are the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Henry Mancini, Roger Miller, Petula Clark, Bill Cosby, Stan Getz, Sammy Davis, .'iustrud Gilberto. duties, put them in the toy category. The importers, how'ever, challenged the ruhng in Customs Court, claiming the trains should be classed as an electrical item. Rooney: "I do not get the differentiation." "If they are toys, the duty is about 50 per cent," Rao explained. "If they are what they claim to be. . .then the duty would be only 13 per cent, or thereabouts." Rooney: "I am almost afraid to ask what happened to this case." The judge said the court came to the conclusion that the trains were used mainly as a hobby for adults. Therefore, it held that they were not toys. Rooney: "I was afraid of that." Apparently, the chairman feels that children are being penalized by having to pay a higher duty than adults. I say it serves them right. 80) but it should not exceed 100. Q — I have high blood pressure. Can you name a blood pressure reducing drug that is not harmful to stomach ulcers? The pills my doctor gives me bother my ulcer. A — The problem of high blood pressure is attacked from several angles. Water pills, to rid the body of both salt and water, are widely used. A hormone (Normotensin) is often given to neutrahze the excess of adrenal secretion found in many persons with high blood pressure. It is safe and has no side effects. Tranquihzers, especially those derived from Rauwol- fia serpentina, are of value, although some o£ them produce side effects. Mannitol hexani- trate is sometimes given to dilate the arteries and thus reduce the blood pressure. None of these is likely to aggravate your ulcer, but it is true that other drugs which can be used effectively in persons without ulcers may cause stomach upsets in ulcer sufferers. A — I have always had a low blood pressure. The last time I went to my doctor he couldn't get it at all. What does this mean? A — -A. low blood pressure is an asset (unless the upper level goes below 95, in which case you might be approaching a state of shock). In some persons with fleshy arms and normally low blood pressure the pulsations are hard to detect, but this should cause you no alarm. Q—My son had a series of boils and our doctor gave him Aureomycin. Would this help my arthritis? A — Arthritis is not primarily an infectious disease. "This drug would not be of any value in its treatment. QUINN FOR CULTURE HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — .Anthony Quinn heads a new Greek cultural organization for film and art festivals in Rhodes during the summer months. \f>imiOAnmm\ MmiPUEO

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