Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 20, 1965 · Page 4
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Redlands, California
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Thursday, May 20, 1965
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4 - Thurs., May 20,1965 Redlands Daily Facts City needs over 20-year period Bonds may be one device to finance improvements (Editor's Note: This is the seventh and final article in a series concerning a long-range $17-million Redlands public improvement program announced recently by the city manager's office. The program is designed to meet growing demands for city services through 1985.) Redlands voters may be asked to approve a number of bond issues in the next 20 years as city officials strive to implement their Long-Range Capital Improvement Program. Financing a $17-million improvement package is fraught with difficulties. This was recognized by Mayor Waldo F. Burroughs this week as the City Council accepted the 20-year program for expanding city service facilities. "These projects are all possible and all needed, but it is impossible to say today how specific projects will be worked out. That will require separate studies as the needs arise," the mayor observed. Mayor Burroughs stressed that "these projects are in sums that will require special financing." "The timing of projects will constantly change, but we plan to get to them all ultimately," City Manager R. P. Merritt, Jr., advised the Council. He stated that many financing methods will be needed to accomplish the improvements, including bonds and long-term, lease-purchase agreements. The city manager assured the Council that the $17-million program is within the city's financial ability without restoring to tax rate increases. Some possible ways to finance capital improvements, accord ing to John Wagner, assistant to the city manager, are pay- as-you-go, lease-purchase and bonds. "With respect to the sale of bonds," Wagner explains, "I might point out that the city is restricted by law to a bonded indebtedness not to e.xceed 15 per cent of assessed valuation. Bonding Capacity "Presently, with assessed valuation at $53-million, this means the city could have a maximum bonded indebtedness of about §8.25-million. "The City currently has S%million in bonded indebtedness, consisting of the recent Sewer Bonds. Therefore, the city could sell $7V2 -miIlion in bonds, with voter approval, and remain within the legal limit. Also, as the assessed valuation of property in the city increases by growth, the legal limit for sale of bonds increases," Wagner reported. The key question to be resolved by the City Council was expressed by Councilman Jack B. Cummings who asked: "At what point do we say a certain project has to be done?" Mayor Burroughs believes what comes first will depend on the pressure of additional population. "But it's difficult to lay away money now for what is needed in five years." Tackl First Phase The Council will tackle some of the problems of the first five- year phase of the 20-year program when it begins 1965-66 budget study sessions on May 28. Already slated for deferral are a Northside Fire substation and replacement of street lights on Cajon street and Highland avenue, both of which were scheduled next year. City Councilmen agree that the Long-Range Capital Im provement Program will serve as a "guide that will alert us to our needs." Councilman William T. Hartzell described the program as "a usefid tool that should be used, should be kept up to date, be kept before city department heads and be kept before the public." CLOAK AND DAGGER WORK - Former Ar my Specialist Four Russell J. Dornbush of Redlands, receives Army Commendation medal from Brig. Gen. Hamilton H. Howze for undercover work in capturing Korean thieves with stolen government property earlier this year. Released from service in March, Dornbush is now a Redlands school bus driver. East Highland given new paving today East Highland avenue between Cajon street and Redlands bouleavard was resurfaced today in accordance with the city Public Works department's Priority Street Paving program. The Highland avenue paving, involving an estimated 80,900 square feet of street area, is listed as project number five on the city's priority schedule for major collector streets. The work, estimated at $6,470, is being done by city street department crews. The Priority Street Paving program was announced in January and includes 59 collector streets and 60 residential streets. Dornbush commended for army undercover work Music groups give RJHS assembly students at Redlands Junior high enjoyed a music assem bly Wednesday afternoon at Clock Auditorium. Band and orchestra numbers were presented under the director of C. Alen Ritchie and the ninth grade glee club under the direction of Wilbur Schowalter. Numbers presented by the orchestra were "Peasant Cantata," Bach; "Wedding of the Winds," Hall; "Blue Moon," Rodgers; "Adasio and Allegro," Corelli. Numbers played by the school band were: "Show Business March," Akers; "Green Rushes of Runnymede," Barrett; "Shalimar," Castle; "Gaslight Gaieties," Ployhar and "Navy Hyinmn." Dykes. Mr. Schowalter's Glee Club 123 Cajon Street 7 \^ REbLANDS I Weekdays Shown at 7 & 10 P.M. Sat. and Sun. Shown 2:39, 6:01, 9:23 SIANL£YKIlAMER«irSA """MAD, mk MAD, MAD, iTCHKICOLr „™" « lUiieuiTisTS WORLD A Redlands man has been given the Army commendation medal for his daring undercover work in helping capture a gang of Korean bandits who made off with some $13,000 in stolen government property. Russell J. Dornbush, 24, now a Redlands school bus driver, was cited for his "meritorious achievement" from Feb. 24 to March 2 of this year, when he was an Army motor pool dispatcher stationed near Seoul, South Korea. In helping to capture the thieves, Dornbush's life was in danger to the extent that he was kept under special Army protection. He was approached on Feb. 24 by a group of Korean nationals who were conspiring to steal valuable government property. They offered him $600 to help them transport the goods from the depot where he worked. They threatened his life If he revealed the conspiracy to Army officials. Dornbush promptly reported the incident to a criminal investigation detachment and agreed to work undercover with the investigators. With his help and the aid of another soldier, authorities captured all of the bandits with the contraband in their posses- MENTOhJE-CRATON By ROSEMARY CASSEL Facts Mentone Correspondent Phone 792-7119 Susan Hovanas In Stewardess Training Susan Hovanas, daughter of, Mr. and Mrs. Steve L. Hovanas, - • 1276 Amethyst avenue, left last , week for Los Angeles and the Western Training Center for' stewardesses. Following the sev- 1 en days a week, 4y2 -week train- > ing period, she will be flying^ for Western Airlines. ' Susan is a 1962 graduate of Redlands High school, and attended San Bernardino Valley \ College and San Diego State ' College. Landeros Paintings Exhibited At Mentone Library Paintings by local artist Albert Landeros are now on exhibit at the Mentone Library. Miss Margie Walker, branch librarian, invites the public to view the paintings which are done in both oil and water col- rr SUSAN HOVANAS Photo by Armand Landeros, 1333 Jasper avenue, is an art student at San Bernardino Valley College, and has studied under Milford Zomes. He is currently studying with John Berry. 4H Demonstration At Rotary Meeting Patty Crow, a member of the Mentone Minutemen 4H Club, gave a special demonstration on animal care at this week's meeting of the Mentone Rotary Club. Patty, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crow, also displayed some of the equipment needed in animal care. She was ac companied by Mrs. Warren Clingman, Community Leader for the Mentone Minutemen. Phil Farrell presided at the 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting, held in the parish house of the Con gregational Church. Plans are being made for a special Ladies Night program to which all Rotarians in the area are invited. MATS general to speak at Norton event Guest speaker at the Third Annual Joint Transportation Day dinner meeting of the transportation organizations of San Bernardino and Riverside tomorrow will be Gen. Howell M. Estes, Jr., commander. Military Air Transport Service, Scott Air Force Base, 111. General Estes' subject will be 'Military Airlift — A vital Instrument of National Policy." The dinner meeting will be held at the Norton Officers' Club, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with dancing to follow. It is a joint activity each year of Chapter 131, Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Fraternity, The Valley Traffic Club, and the Inland Empire Chapter, National Defense Transportation association. Monte G. Liggan, traffic management specialist, headquarters Ballistic Systems Division, is general chairman of the joint affair. The highlight of the evening will be the establishment of a transportation library at San Bernardino Valley College. George E. Strouse, Hunter Engineering company, Riverside, Coufd be prisoner, buf where? "I am being held prisoner upstairs. Save me." 5» read the message neatly penciled en a shopping bag found yesterday in a trash can near an apartment building on Center street. The manager turned the note over to police who dismissed It as an apparent prank. Officers said the note did not say which apartment "the prisoner was being held" and was too carefully written to be authentic. Besides, the manager's wife contends that all of their tenants, both upstairs and down, are "happy and complaining." SELL IT TOMORROW •ffith low • cost Classified Ads sion on March 2. Dornbush's "prompt and decisive action was responsible for the prevention of a considerable monetary loss to the United States government," read t h e citation. "Specialist Dornbush's devotion to duty and meritorious achievement reflect credit upon himself, this command and the United States Army." Dornbush, who was released from the service in March, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell J. Dornbush, 31679 Florida street. He lives with his wife, Susan, and son, David, six months, at 651 Cajon street. He entered the Army in June of 1963 and served in Korea for 13 months. The award was presented by Brig. Gen. Hamilton H. Howze, who said Dornbush's medal was the first such citation he had ever presented to a man of Specialist Four rank. Meet — Bin Hickman Owner of the — BARBER SHOP of the Market Basket OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY 8:30 A.M.-6 P.M. 4 Barbers To Serve You sang "As the Sun Goes Down", "Over the Meadows", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". "Rock A My Soul", "Let Us Break Bread Together", and "Glory To Thee". Assembly director, Richard L. Wilkerson, arranged for the program. John Guerrero, student body president, presided. Sage's Copper Cupboard Spec/a/ Fresh Baked, Delicous BANANA CREAM PIE 99c Plus Pie Plate Deposit FRIDAY ONLYI SAGE'S REDLANDS For Your Enferfainmenf ADULT DANCIKG Every Friday & Saturday Nighfs — 9 p.m fo 1:30 a.m. - This Week-end - DON HEADLEY Featuring; "The Hamilfons" (Formerly at the San Franciscan) Empire Bowl Lounge 840 W. Colton Ave. Dial 792-8527 and instructor of the night school course in traffic and transportation sponsored by the Valley Traffic Club at the col lege, will make a presentation of selected transportation books to Dr. Eugene Farrar, coordinator of distributive education. Y Circus to open tomorrow in first of four evenings It's circus time and the 27th annual edition of the Great Y Circus opens the first of four performances at 8 o'clock tomorrow evening in the YMCA gym. Doors open at 7. The annual home talent circus includes a variety of acrobatic acts representing accomplishments of the hundreds of boys and girls who participated in various gym classes and other Y activities. Music is provided by the Redlands High school band. Always popularly attended by families and friends of the Y performers, this year the show is again being given in four performances to accommodate the crowds. The dates are May 21, 22, 28 and 29. Reserved seats are available for all performances but the best sealing may be had for opening night tomorrow. Clowns entertain the early arrivals. Charles C. Parker is MC. The program opens with a spectacle in the form of a grand Council favors 'In principle' Water at cost fo aid school-park concept Schools designated as part of' where parks are established, a proposed school-park system | "n will be necessai-y to make in Redlands would receive city'up this loss of revenue from water at a reduced cost under i other funds so that the Water an agreement given tacit ap- department's capital improve- proval by the City Council. •meni program will not be ad- The Council said it "favors in, vcrsely affected," Merritt ex- principle" an arrangement by plained. which the city would sell water, j^^gyg observed that the on a cost-basis to the schools gchool-park concept is growing for the purpose of developmg popularity throughout the school-park areas. . ^tate, with the city of West Development of school-park'"ideal" example of '!^.°™?.^°^^^.li^J.l '.!iW^ can be accompUshed. The Citizens Park Study Com mittee is expected to make a , . , . „„ [detailed recommendation for trative analyst, advised the. Council that four or five schools | would qualify for school-p ark. sites at the present time, j "Schools must have five to six acres of excess land available Citizens Park Study Committee which called on the City Coun cil and the School Board to march by all of the hundreds of performers. It carries out this year's theme "The Good Old Days". The Indians offer a dance followed by a repeat at popular request—W. L. Brandenberger's table rock. Young gymnasts are seen with the beginning tumbler class. Girls are seen as Indian princesses on the flying ladders, high overhead. Another gym class offers a Toy Soldier drill. Brandenberger and Mary Frances Lenker offer their high perch act and a girls class presents a colorful dance routine. Trapeze, high bar and tumbling are presented in a com- bmed display. The Excello troupe presents intricate acrobatics and Joan Magnuson offers breathtaking accomplishments on the single trapeze. A troupe of advanced girl aerialists perform on the Spanish webs. Rangerettes bring a flavor of the Old West, and the Ihrilling leaps revive old circus traditions. Plenty of action is provided in the teelerboard, flying trapeze trampoline, balance and casting acts. Clown presentations are offered between each of the 23 acts and a fast-moving full program is assured. Seats may be reserved at the YMCA office. 'EncSianted' Forest up for for public use," Kraus said. The school-park concept is toj provide neighborhood parks ini A second attempt at a bank- conjunction with school recrea- ruptcy sale of the Enchanted tional facilities. Forest property in the San Ber- City Manager R. P. Merritt, i nardino mountains will be made Jr., stated that the city would j_ U a.m. tomorrow in the lose approximately $1,500 an nually in water revenue by providing water at cost to schools county courthouse. No official bids were received in the first attempt last Friday, but Trustee A. J. Bumb said he had been approached with a $1.4 million offer by parties who ! needed another week to arrange Citrus Market LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPP;-;— — Representative prices by sizel „ , ° ^ . , and grade all orange auction | Real estate man Jack Tibbits, markets- representing the group, said his Sis 72s 88s ' clients were interested in re- First grade 4.34 4.33 3.8 G |"Pf^Jng '^e amusement park lo- Second grade ....3.33 3.10 2.90 "ted on part of the property. n3s 138s U3s First grade 3.38 3.13 2.72 Second grade ....2.75 2.46 Trend: About steady navels. 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