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j2 - Thurs., May 20,1965 Redlands Daily Facts Project Head Start to aid many preschool children EDITOR'S NOTE: Projecf Head Start is a program designed to give children of poverty - stricken families some- tViing they might not otherwise get—a head start in life. In the first of three dispatches UPl reporter Louis Cassels explains how^the project will worl<. By LOUIS CASSELS United Press International V/ASHINGTON (UPI)-From Aroostook County, Maine, to Ventura County. California, American communities are preparing to launch a unique kind of salvage operation. It's caUed "Project Head Start," and its object is to rescue half a million children who otherwise would start school this fall under hopeless handi caps. They are the children of pov erty. They have spent the first four or five years of their lives in deprivation and neglect which has stunted the growth of their minds. Some have vocabularies of less than 100 words. Many have never colored with crayons, listened to a story, visited a zoo, or enjoyed any of the other preschool learning experiences which middle - class children take for granted. Can't Keep Up If they are sent to kindergarten or first grade as they are. they'll begin the adventure of education with two strikes against them. Most will find it impossible to keep up with their classes. They'll fall further and further behind until they! this year, wind up, some years hence, as dropouts, delinquents and welfare cases. ishing meals, trips to zoos and museums, supervised play and— most important of all—the thrill of learning to draw, to write, to recognize objects and letters, under the stimulatmg guidance of expert teachers. Enthusiasm Shared Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson calls Project Head Start "the most exiting, productive and practical project that any government can embark on." Her enthusiasm seems to be shared by millions of other Americans from coast to coast. Old-timers in Washington cannot recall any federal program that has ever caught on so quickly and widely. It was initially conceived as a relatively minor front in the war on poverty. When the plans were announced last February, Sargent Shriver's Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) hopefully set 3 goal of 100,000 children for the first summer. The public response, Shriver says. Valley college baseball coach takes new job San Bernardino Valley College baseball coach Bill Duncan, who coached the Indians to three simply provide funds for ap- ^^^T^^""^ proved centers sponsored by non profit community groups. To quality for federal funds, applicants must guarantee that the center will be open to all poor children in the neighborhood served, regardless of their race or religion. The strict ban on segregation has caused some White groups in the South to withdraw sponsorship applications. But on the whole, southern states are well represented by pins on Sugarman's map. The thinnest coverage, for reasons unexplained, is in Midwestern states such as Wisconsin, Kansas and Nebraska. Estimates Cost Shriver estimates that it will cost about $105 million to staff and operate 10,000 Head Start centers for two months. The federal government will underwrite 90 per cent of the cost. The local sponsor must put up 10 per cent, but it does not jju....^ have to be in cash. Most spon- was "simply fantastic"'j coring groups will make their The OEO was deluged with ap plications from schools, churcli- es, women's clubs and other community organizations eager to sponsor child development centers. Jules Sugarman, deputy director of the project, now estimates that 10,000 centers will be in operation by the first of July, with a total enrollment of about 520,000 children. This means Project Head Start will reach more than half contribution "in kind"—that is, in the form of free space in community buildings and unpaid volunteer labor. Each center will have a nucleus of paid staff members. The key people will be professional teachers. At least 30,000 of them will be given special orientation courses at 90 universities across the nation during June. There also will be salaried teachers' aides, cooks, janitors and other workers. resigned yesterday to take a similar job at Southwestern College m Chula Vista. Duncan, who never played any form of organized baseball himself, was a football and basketball star at Turlock High. He later became one of the few men to play football for both use and UCLA. He will be a defensive football coach as well as head baseball coach at Southwestern. "We are sorry to see Duncan go because he has compiled an outstanding record here," Sylvester (Babe) Heinberg, SBVC athletic director said. "We have several applications on hand for his job and we are attempting to link the new baseball coach to football to get an additional aide for Joe Lash," Heinberg added. Duncan was the second varsity coach to leave Valley this sprmg. Football coach Ed Cody went to the Chicago Bears as an assistant and Joe Lash of Pacific high replaced him last Friday. of the children of. poverty who I many of them drawn from will be coming of school agel'imonS the unemployed poor m neighborhoods served by Reaches Poor People the the centers. Altogether, the A pin-studded map on thelpaid staff will number about .aou^. iwall of Sugarman's o f f i c ej88,000 nationwide. Project Head Start wiU not, shows that the centers will be I I" addition, OEO is countmg overcome all of their disadvan-jin operation in 1,450 of the na- tages. But it will give them what its name implies—a head start in kindergarten or first grade. For eight golden weeks this summer, these underprivileged boys and girls will be given every kmd of help that an affluent society can provide—free medical and dental care, nour- tion's 3,000 counties, including on the part-time help of about 500,000 unpaid volunteers, who 261 of tl'ie 300 counties with thel^'i'l drive cars, type records. largest number of poor people. Holmes Brown, OEO's assistant director for public affairs, says the project's mushroom examine eyes, puU teeth, ad minister shots and otherwise use then: special skills to reduce the odds against the most growth is "a tribute to local i underprivileged chUdren in Uie initiative." He pomts out that|world's most pnvUeged society, the OEO will not establish anyj Next: What you can do to' centers on its own, but willjhelp. Father, son tell of their 37'day experiences at sea Jimmy Piersall smacks pole, hurts knee LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Outfielder Jimmy Piersall, who has never been fond of standing in one place very long, will have his mobility limited for a while: he has a fractured left kneecap. The veteran Los Angeles Angel had his leg placed in a cast Wednesday from his thigh to his ankle after precautionary X-rays disclosed the break which which came when he ran into the left field foul pole Tuesday night. He will be placed on the 30-day disabled list. Piersall, 35, was trying to chase down a long fly by Minnesota Twins' shortsop Zolio Versalles, which fell for a double. "I thought I had a chance to catch the ball," PiersaU, 1964 Comeback Player of the Year, said. "The guys in the bullpen told me I came within a foot of catching it. "The next thing I saw was the flag pole. Then I saw stars. I guess my chin hit the pole and my legs hit the fence." CLARK AFB, The Philippines j to catch any rainwater—about (UPI)—Two Americans told today how they conquered the Pacific on a 22-foot raft. For 37 four gallons. 'If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be here," Cushing said days they survived on fish from!of jjis son. "He caught the fish the sea, rain from the sky and two coconuts scrounged from a volcanic speck in the ocean nearly 1,500 miles east of their home on Guam. The saga was related to reporters at the base hospital here by Frank H. Cushing, 62, and his son, Frank Jr., 20. Both and did the cooking. I got diarrhea the second day and I became weak." The younger Cushing is a handsome, wavy - haired youth who appeared to be in remarkably good health. Observed Fish Cushing said his son seemed were in good condition despite to thrive on the experience, and their ordeal. spent a great deal of time in The Cushings said on April 10 'he water observing fish, they went looking for tropicall "It was extremely mterest- fish in the waters near Guam. Their raft, constructed out of 16 50-galIon oil drums, drifted out to sea and the next time they saw another human being was May 17 on Calayan Island, north of Luzon. The father and son team had sailed their makeshift raft from Guam to The Philippines—a distance of about 1,500 miles. Plain Carelessness "It was just plain carelessness," the senior Cushing said in explaining how their odyssey started. Cushing is a former daredevil, stuntman, test pilot and carnival performer. He was red- faced and wore a beard. His eyes were bloodshot from the wind and sun. The Cushings went to sleep aboard their raft. When they woke up the next morning, they had drifted out of sight of land and were unable to make any headway against heavy seas churned up by a passing typhoon. Cushing sMd that only twice In the 37 days were they able ing," commented Frank Jr. He said he had lost about 40 pounds during the trip. Frank said he caught two sharks, one three feet and the other 10 feet long. Asked AWARD WINNERS — Winning trophies at the Redlands high school track and swimming Benchwarmer dinner last night in Terrier hall were thesa RHS performers. Bottom (i-r) lee Hicks, most valuable C track; Keith Corriea, most valuable B track and Scott Griffiths, most valuable C swim­ ming. Rear (!-r) Robert Jenkins, most inspirational track; Nolan Beukema, most valuable A track; Garth Huffaker, most valuable A swimming; Dean Bottersby, most valuable B swimming and John Gorman, most inspirational swimming. (Photo by Jon Boll) The Cushings ran into storm their third week out, but they said they never worried about their raft. "It was unsinkable but not seaworthy," Frank Jr. quipped. Finally the father and son landed on Didicas Island, a volcanic dot rising out of the ocean about 50 miles north of Luzon. Hot lava and volcanic smoke abounded, together with dead fish and birds. But Frank Jr. found two coconuts. "That was the first real drink we had in a long time," Cushing said. Next they sailed to Calayan Island, about 50 miles east of ! Didicas. The senior Cushing rested in a cave while Frank Jr. searched for food. But a passing boat spotted them, picked them up and noti- whether the sharks bothered him, he retorted: "I bothered them." The elder Cushing, who in 1947 jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as a stunt, said he never lost confidence that they would reach The Philippines. He steered the raft with a rudder and sail, making about three knots. The raft had a canvas shelter which saved them from the merciless rays of the sun during their month at sea. Cushing lost 45 pounds during the voyage. He said on the second day a military plane flew over the raft, but they were unable to attract its attention. The Cushings were given up for lost by authorities on Guam after a one-week search. But Mrs. Marjorie Cushing wrote to Filipino newspapers, expressing confidence her husband and son would turn up eventually. OUR AITCESTORS by Quincy ^IKShj MEA, Inc. T.M. fitg. fat. Off. fied authorities that the two Americans thought lost were indeed alive. The Cushings were flown to Clark Air Force Base Wednesday night after 48 hours in the care of Philippme constabulary officers. Medics at the hospital said they planned to hold the father and son for observation for a Stock cars race Friday at Orange Show The Western States Racing Club stock car jockeys take over the Orange Show Speedway track on Friday night, for a "slam bang" action-filled rac ing program starting at 8:30 p.m. Don "Boots" Hampt of Fontana, v.'ho demolished his Oldsmobile Blocker on the front crash wall at the speedway two weeks ago will be back in the field and out for revenge. Also, Ray Ford of San Bernardino, who was the first driver this year to flip his mount, will be back in the pack. Action is always the keyword when the W.S.R.C. stock cars race and Friday will see eight events topped by a 25-lap main event. Over 70 .cars and drivers are signed to drive, with such names as Joe Earl, Cabazon; Bill Pratt, Fontana; Fred Partlow, Coachella; Horace Ricketts, Jack Nicklaus favorite in Memphis Open MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) Jack Nicklaus, despite his contention that he's "off" his game, was the favorite today as play began in the $60,000 Memphis Open golf tournament. With weather a possible factor. Professional Golf Association (PGA) officials ordered double tee-offs — on the first and 10th holes — beginning at 7:45 A.M. CST. The weather bureau has forecast intermittent rain for the four day tourney. Nicklaus, winner of the Masters and the PGA's top money winner so far this year, shot a seven-over-par 77 in a pro-am tournament Wednesday. He had a nine-over-par 43 on the front nine. "I must have done something wrong last night," he said. "I don't know what it was, but I'm off." The field was full of big names for this eighth annual Memphis Open: Mike Souchak, the 1964 winner back to try to become the first to win it twice; Gary Middlecoff, whose 1961 Memphis Open win set a 14-under 266 that still stands; Dick Mayer, whose 35-yard pitch into the fmal hole last Sunday gave him the $20,000 first prize in the New Orleans Open; Bruce Crampton and Doug Sanders, both with two tour victories so far this year; Lionel and Jay Hebert, Gardner Dickinson Jr., Mason Ru dolph. Art Wall, Jack Rule, Julius Boros, ohnny Pott, Gene Littler and Billy Martindale. Gorman, Jenkins win top RHS sport awards Swimmer John Gorman and trackster Robert Jenkins re- Redlands tracksters ended the season with a 2-3 mark but are ceived the most inspirational 1 expected to be one of the title awards last night at the annual j contenders next season smce Benchwarmer Swimming andmost of the team members will Track Awards banquet. be returning. A crowd of more than 200 peo- The track team members col- pie attended the dinner held iniected $61 which will go towards Terrier Hall. \ the cost of a camera to be used Varsity swimmer Garth Huf- to study styles of runners and fakef received the Bench- 1 jumpers. warmer most valuable award! Swimming letter winners and Dean Battersby, class Bjwerc: Varsity—Dave Scott, Jim and Scott Griffiths on the C| Gardner, Steve Melcher, Dean team were also named most valuable. Swimming coach Bob Chambers gave two coaches awards to Bob Williams and Don Acheson. Terrier merman Dean Kackley was elected team captain for the 1966 year. Swimmers elected captains few days. At a 30 minute news| jji^grside; Roger Otrey, San conference, young Frank!gemardino, Harold Victor, Sunnymeade and Dave Reynolds, Banning. Time trials start at 6:30 p.m. with the fastest 20 cars going in the main event. summed up their voyage. "Water was our main worry," he said. "There was plenty of fish." Frank H. Cushing is a brother of Charles J. Cushing who lives at 25851 Lomas Verdes in Loma Linda. Big three in club ROCHESTER, N. Y. (UPI) —Golfdom's big tliree. Jack .\icklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, will .ioin a host of select company when they are installed as members of the Hill of Fame at Oak Hii! Country Club June 7. The trio, who also will play an exhibition, will have a single oak tree dedicated to them rather than individual trees. Usually an oak is dedicated to each member but the commit-! tee made an exception since the threesome are so closely associated in competition and the minds of the public. Other outstanding contributors to the sport already inducted to the Hill, located on the club's east course, include Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Francis Ouimet, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Kackley. Bob Williams, Bob Bruckart, John Gorman, Garth Huffaker and managers Ed Coleman and Gary Jones. Class B letter winners — Don Acheson, Charles Burgess, Flip McGowan, Randy Starbuck, Dean Battersby, Harold George, Bill Spencer and Scott Griffiths. Class C letters — Dave Cris- Swell, Bill Goff, Phil SnOwdon, for the past season by their teammates were Dave Scott, ^ varsity; Battersby in Class B;i\iark Jalving and Joe Grend. and Griffiths in the C division. | Certificates went to — Robin Tenney, Peter Suttner, Keith Coach Chambers reviewed the'; season and handed out the letters and awards to his mermen. Head track coach Bill Cunningham and assistant Bill Nance presented the awards to their track and field performers. Sprinter Keith Corriea won the most valuable class B performer award. Varsity distance ace Nolan Beukema received the most valuable trophy for a varsity performer. Long jumper and sprinter Lee Hicks was named the most valuable C athlete. Danielson. Bob Barricklow, Ken Hurley, Barry Bierschbach, Mike Spears, Sam Acuna, Bob Hudson and Bill Reynolds. Track and field letter winners were: Mike Alford, Richard Anderson, Dave Arendt, Jim Barnes, Marvin Benz, , Tracy Boatman, Tom Bottenberg, Jim Brechwald. Peter Bruce. Bill Burke, Jim Bush, Larry Butler, Mike Carpenter, Keith Corriea, Ron Davies, Gary Delrick, Ron Drewitz, John Fredricks, Rick Gon­ zales, Sylvester Granillo. Gary Gray, Steve Guggisberg, Steve Harrison, Steve Hauser, Lee Hicks, Bob Holman, Chris Hoyt, Bob Jenkins, Glen Jenkins, Doug Jolinson, Dave Kebely. Dennis Kessler. Mike Kunce, Carl Ledbetter, Ken Lopez, Matt Lowry, Brad Madson, Dean Means, Bob Manning, John Martin, Mike McKeever, John Mercier, John Mitchell, Frank Morales, Chris Munoz. Paul Murdock, Jim Nagy, Roger Norton, Al O'Bannon, Steve Ojeda, Richard Panelli, Royce Patterson, Buddy Perry, Robert Perry, John Reynolds, Phil Saldana, Courtney Shaw, Steve Shawver. Andy Soulek, Joe Stamper, Frank Thomquest, Don Vega, Mike Weaver, Art Webb, Barry Welker, Steve Wilke, John Young, Dave Bonson, Rick Polidore, Nolan Beukema, Larry Callahan, Bill Murray, Bob Break, Tim Bone. Willie Tosvnsend, Rick Cruz, William Henry, David Battersby, Dave Wheeler, Chuck Ortiz, Jim Brown, John O'Leary, Steve Peterson, Larry Hodges, Ralph Boatman, Managers Ernie Diaz and Rick Alonzo. "Believe me, .Casey, if the record is a lilt I know you'll get your own train 1" SUGAR SIGNS NEW YORK (UPI) — Sugar Ray Robinson just keeps roll mg along. Wednesday, he agreed to fight Stan Harrington on June 1 in Honolulu. This will follow his scheduled bout with the Mexican middleweight king, Mems .iyon in Tijuana on May 24. Giles disallows Mauch protest CINCINNATI (UTD—National League President Warren Giles Wednesday disallowed a protest filed by the Philadelphia Phillies, who know well the value of a single victory. Manager Gene Mauch, whose charges lost the pennant on the final day of the campaign by one game last season, protested last Sunday's contest against the Milwaukee Braves. Clay Dalrymple had singled with the bases loaded in the sixth inning, scoring Johnny Callison from third and Richie Allen from second to give the Phils a 5-3 lead. Allen was tagged on the play by catcher Joe Torre but was ruled safe by home plate um- pure Frank Secory. An argument ensued, Torre was ejected, time was called and Wes Covington, who had moved from first to third on the hit, belatedly raced home during the confusion. The umpire ordered Covington back to third but Mauch pro tested, arguing that time should not have been called. The Braves won the game 8-6. Umpires Secory and Ken Burkhart told Giles they called "time" when the argument began and Covington came home when time was out on the field. Giles ruled that the umpires had applied the rules correctly. Ward confident of qualifying INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI) —Former winner Rodger Ward, shooting for his third 500-mile auto race victory, was confident today he would have no trouble qualifying this weekend for the May 31 race. Ward, one of two two - time winners in the field for starting berths, ran into trouble last weekend and used up two of his car's alloted three qualification attempts in unsuccessful bids to get into the 33-car field. But he got his rear - engine Ford-powered car up to better than 157 miles per hour in practice Wednesday and he and chief mechanic A. J. Watson said they foresaw no difficulties about qualifying on Saturday's third day of time trials. Watson conceded, however, that "we're still not real happy." He said he would like to see the car traveling at 159 m.p.h. or better. STANDINGS National League W. L. Pet. GB 23 11 .676 18 13 .581 15 13 .536 17 15 .531 17 16 .515 16 16 -.500 16 16 .500 17 19 .472 13 19 .406 9 9 23 .281 13 Trout plants this week The Department of Fish and Game has secheduled the stocking of catchable-size rainbow trout this week in the following San Bernardino county lakes and streams: Arrowbear Lake, Lake Ar-i rowhead. Bear Creek (Slide), Big Bear Lake, Deep Creek (mouth). Green Valley Lake, Lake Gregory, Jenks Lake, LyUe Creek (North Ford, Middle Fork), Mill Creek. Rainbow Lake. Los Angeles Cincinnati Milwaukee St. Louis San Francisco Philadelphia Chicago Houston New York Pittsburgh Wednesday's Results Chicago 2 San Francisco 1 Cincinnati 3 Pittsburgh 1, night Milwaukee 7 New York 5, night St. Louis 7 Phila 6, night Los Ang 4 Hous 2, 14, ins, night Friday's Games Los Angeles at Chicago Philadelphia at Cincinnati, night Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, night New York at St. Louis, night • San Fran at Houston, night American League W. L. Pet. GB Chicago 23 9 .719 Minnesota 20 12 .625 3 Detroit 17 14 .548 5',h Cleveland 15 13 .536 6 Baltimore 17 15 .531 6 Los Angeles 18 17 .514 6'/i Boston 14 16 .467 8 New York 13 19 .406 10 Washington 13 20 .394 mii Kansas City 8 23 .258 14V2 BRING TWO UP DETROIT (UPI) — The Tigers have recalled pitcher Jack Hamilton and purchased the contract of pitcher Ron Nischwitz, both from the Syracuse farm club. They optioned infielder George Smith and pitcher Ed Rakow to Syracuse. Wednesday's Results Boston 3 New York 0, night Cleveland 2 Baltimore 0, night Detroit 4 Washington 0. night Kansas City 7 Chicago 3, night Minn. 3 Los Ang. 1, 1st, 12 ins. Minn. 3 Los Ang. 1, 2nd, night Friday's Games Chicago at Los Angeles, night Kansas City at Minn., night Baltimore at Detroit, night Boston at Cleveland, night Washington at New York, night light positions decided in stock car race CHARLOTTE, N. C. (UPI)Eight more positions were to be decided today during qualifying trials for Sunday's rich World 600 stock car race, but Fred Lorenzen nailed down the pole position Wednesday with a record performance in his 1965 Ford. Among the drivers trying to qualify were defending champi on Buck Baker of Charlotte and Junior Johnson of Ronda, N.C., the CO - favorite along with Lorenzen, to win the $110,710 iate model stock car race— the richest and longest on the NASCAR circuit this year. Johnson blew an engine in his 1965 Ford for the second day in a row Wednesday, while Baker averaged only 139.958 miles an hour. Lorenzen, from Elmhurst, 111., averaged 145.268 miles per hour for four laps and turned in a fastest lap of 145.717 m.p.h. to shatter the qualifying records set last year by Johnson in a 1964 Ford. Indy '500' TV tickets going fast The closed circuit telecast of the Indianapolis "509" being held in the Swing Auditorium on the National Orange Show Grounds appears to be headed for a sellout. Racing fans are advised to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment on raceday. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the Administration Building on the Orange Show Grounds or from Harris Co. Stores in Redlands and San Bernardino. Fans may also write for tickets to P.O. Box 29, San Bernardino. A special racing display is planned at the auditorium on raceday, including Firestone Tires and several C.R.A. Indianapolis type sprint racing cars. CO-CAPTAINS PICKED NEW YORK (UPI) —Coach Lou Rossini of New York University, announced Wednesday that Ray Bennett, a 6-foot-8 center and Richard Dyer, a 6 foot-3 guard, have been elected co -captains of NYU's basketball team for the 1965-66 season. U.S. Open to be on TV NEW YORK (UPI)-The U.S. Open, considered one of the most colorful events on the tour even in black and white, will have its last two rounds televised in color by the National Broadcasting Company, the United States Golf Association announced Wednesday. The Open, which takes place this year at the Bellerive Oaun try Club in St. Louis June 17-20, never has been recorded in color during the 17 previous years NBC televised the event. DIRECT FROM THE NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR Orange Show Speedway San Bernardino SAT. NITE. MAY 22 8;30 P.M. Reg. Admission $2.00 FREE V2 .PRICE TICKETS at White Front Stores ONTARIO AND SAN BERNARDINO

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