fads Page 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MAY 21, 1965 With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore It's Time to Appear Before Your Public Again!' America needs working coinage — not souvenirs One of the basic functions of the United States government is to pro\ade coinage sufficient for the ordinary conduct of business. Under the Johnson Administration, the Federal government has put politics before responsibility with deplorable results. Ali'eady faced with a coin shortage, the Administration ga\^e the go-ahead for the minting of Kennedy half dollars. This did not increase the number of 50 cent pieces in circulation. Nearly evei-yone who got a Kennedy piece has kept it for a souvenir. At the same time, this operation took up productive capacity of the mints that was needed to make working coins—not .souvenirs. Working 24 Jiours a day, seven days a week, trying to turn out enough coins to meet demand, the mints have not been able to catch up. Banks in many areas of the country are rationing supplies of coins among their commercial customers. To further aggravate the problem, the government is running out of silver and will have to switch to other metals. The Treasury De- pai'tment's plan is supposed to go before Congress soon. In this situation. President Johnson has ordered the Denver Mint to strike 45 million dollars at once. If the Kennedy half dollar fiasco was half-way excusable on the ground of sentimentality, this one finds no excuse at all. Benjamin Stack, a partner in Stack's Coin company and a member of the U.S. Assay Commission, commented: "I'm absolutely stunned. Those silver dollars will never even get into collectors' hands, much less the public. The speculation will be tremendous. It will be an absolute mess." Tom Wass, president of International Numismatics Corp. said "Everybody's crying about the silver shortage and now the government is throwing away S-15 million on silver dollars nobody needs." In giving the green light to the minting of cartwheels, the President noted that Congress appropriated $600,000 last year for that purpose. "It has always been rny intention to can-y out the will of Congi'ess as soon as feasible," he said. The White House has never shown such tender feelings for Congress 'when it was minded to disagree, as in th XB-70 bomber controversy. On the face of it, Mr. Johnson's order is absurd. Perhaps it is the price he had to pay to win votes in Congress for some bill he considered to be of critical importance. Whatever his undisclosed motive may have been, the result is to compound one coinage fiasco with another. Turning the clock back The exhausting ordeal of counting ballots at the polling places has been made unnecessai-y by the development of electronic tabulating equipment. Five California counties tested vote counting systems in the 1964. Their expei-ioncc should guide other counties into this field in 1966. Yet, Senator George Miller of Martinez is pushing a bill which would require that all votes must be counted at the polling places. They could not be taken elsewhere for tabulation. If adopted, this amendment to the Election Code would, in effect, forbid the use of vote-counting machines. Admittedly, Senator Miller has just cause for being upset about the malfunction of the Coleman system in his bailiwick (Contra Costa county) in tlie November election. A Grand Jury recount in several precincts showed the machines to be in error. In Orange County the same system created a crisis when the special pens placed in the voting booths failed by the dozen. But San Diego and Riverside counties liad reasonably good results in their November test hop. San Joaquin county was well satisfied with the Harris Votamatic system. Senator Miller's bill to block progress throughout the state of California expresses the wrath of the author toward the Coleman system in Contra Costa county. It certainly should not be projected to represent the will of the California Legislature. It is unthinkable that tlie obsolete chore of ballot counting must be endured while electronic tabulating is within easy grasp in many counties. The Newsreel Due lo a mix-up in cue cards, Lj-ndon Johnson read pai'ts of a recent television speech twice. You'd think a speaker of his e.x-perience would have said, "I repeat for emphasis." A dedicated advertising man of our acquaintance plans his vacation ti'ips with the children carefully. "Billboai'ds," he says, "are educational, but scenery is just vacant real estate." An Italian bride and bridegroom begin their honeymoon by parachuting from an aii'plane. In most marriages the desire to bail out is a sign the honeymoon is over. When they get Vietnam and the Dominican Republic straightened out, could tlie Marines .spare a detachment to see what can be done lo establish some sort of stability in "Peyton Place?" "The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. ..." Of course they use the A. K. Smiley Library. But who else . . . and what do they think about it? That's what the Library wants to know, and so you are handed a questionnaire as you step in tlie front door. Since readers tend lo be earnest by nature, they take their assignment seriously. But n o t all of them. Asked if the library needs more staff, one i-espondcnl wrote: "No. But younger." Was that nice? Why do you go lo the Library? The questionnaire recognizes the fact that you may go there for different purposes on different visits. Generalization won't work. So they beat that situation by simply asking why you came today. To browse among the magazines? To read a newspaper? To get a book on psychology? What really makes the A. K. Smiley Library great is that whenever some new interest pops into your mind, you will find that they usually have some publication that satisfies your curiosity. Life is so full of a number of things that you couldn't possibly make a list of the topics that will catch your attention in, say, the year of 1966. You can't anticipate what publications you would like the library to have in response to those unfelt needs, and so it just takes a tremendous variety and nuinber of items to meet your wants . . . and those of your neighbor. Everyone has his own interests and we can only name a few i)op-ups from recent experience. —The geography of the Old Teslainenf Yes. the library has an elegant atlas that unsnarls the place names, and the identity of the peoples who were in the Biblical lands in various eras. —Why the term "used car" is confusing in California smog regulations. The new Webster's International Dictionary shows that there is no satisfactory word in the language accurately describing a car you bought in 1963 and presently own. —Where is tea grown? Although less prestigious than the much ballyhooed Encyclopaedia Brittanica, the Americana gives sharper answers. —Do we have flying squirrels in our mountains? There is no match for Joseph Grinnell's rare classic, "The Biota of the San Bernardino Mountains." —Precisely what arguments were made on the floor of the House last June 21 in the debate over Mt. San Gorgonio? The debate is found in the Congressional record. You name it. The library has it — usually. "Screndipily" has come into the active language again. The word stems from the tale of the Three Princesses of Serendip (Ceylon) who had the happy faculty of finding pleasant things they hadn't been looking for. For the practice of serendipity there is no more fruitful place than the library. Browse in the stacks or among the periodicals and you are a dullard if y o u don't find at least one article that tickles your fancy — an article on a subject you didn't know you were interested in. Indeed, we wonder how anyone who works in a library gets any library work done. How does one train herself to resist the min- •ute-to-minute temptation to pause and read? We suppose it's like working in a candy store. You simply have to learn to leave the goodies alone or you don't last on the job. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified .^ds. WASHINGTON Pro and con of 'obsession' claims over question of Communism By Bruce Biossat Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest S3, lowest 50. Planning Commission e.Npecl- ed lo take up the trailer park question next Tuesday. Coroner's inquest jury determines that a Redlands police officer was justified in the .April 6 shooting of an armed Patton State hospital escapee who later died of his wounds. Charles S. Hunt retires as manager of the Gold Buckle Association packing house after 46 years in the job. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 75, lowest 54. Robert Kahl, William Shollenbarger and Dr. Keith Green win election to Redlands school board. Planning commission goes along with City Council endorsement of a straw vote on the freeway route. Ray Mills, Redlands High junior, named lieutenant governor of Key clubs of this district, the highest office a member can achieve in the Kiwanis-spon- Eored organization. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest S3, lowest 48. Forest fire breaks out in big limber area of Barton Flats and Forest Service calls for 150 firefighters. Willard Wright points to slate track meet in Sacramento after establishing new record of 14.2 in the high hurdles at CIF finals. Entire cast of 230 local performers gather for first dress rehearsal of the K.O. Minstrel show. CITIZEN CHURCHILL NEW YORK (UP!)—In 1963 the U.S. Congress, in appreciation of a lifelong service to humanity, made Sir Winston Churchill of Great Britain an honorary citizen. Only one other person, the Marquis de Lafayette, has been so honored. Churchill, whose mother was American-born, especially treasured the certificate of citizenship, and the proclamation, signed by the late President John r. Kennedy. These documents are on view at New York's 1965 World's Fair in the People-to-PeopIe pavilion designed as. and named a Tribute to Churchill. TELEVISION FRIDAY 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 5:1-3— 4—News 7— Flintstones 6:00— 2—News 5_Forcst Rangers 7— Movie 9—9th Street West II—Paul Winchell 13—Ruff & Reddy 6:30— 4—News 5—Leave It to Beaver 13—Magilla Gorilla (c) 7:00— 2—News 4—Littlest Hobo 5—Rifleman 9—Movie 11—Bachelor Father 13—High and Wild (c) 7:30— 2—Rawhide 4—International Showtiine 5—Surfing World 7—Flintstones 11—One Step Beyond 13—Travel Quiz 8:00— 5—Hollywood Park Preview 7—Farmer's Daughter 9-Play of the Week 11—Movie 13—Arrest and Trial 8:30— 2—Cara Williams 4—Bob Hope 5—Movie 7— .Addams Family 9:00— 2—Our Private World 7— Valentine's Day 9:30— 2—Gomer Pyle, US.MC 4—Jack Benny 7— FDR 1.3—tleorge Shearing 10:00— 2—Slattcry's People 4—Jack Paar 7-12 O'clock High 9—Movie 13—Silents Please 10:30— 5—Detectives 13—News and Sports 11:00— 2, 4, 7—News 5—Movie Ic) 11—Merv Griffin 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (c) 7—Nightlife ERRfS W 11:30— 2—Movie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Alvin 4—Underdog (c> .5—Yancy Derringer 1)—Movie 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 4—FirebaU XL-5 5—Movie 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw 4—Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 11:00— 2—Linus 4—Movie 5—Movie 7—Baseball 13—Movie 11:30— 2—Jetsons 9—King and Odie 11—Opinion in the Capital 12:00- 2—Sky King 9—Movie 11—Movie 12:30— 2—My Friend Flicka 4—Teacher '65 13—Fore Golfers (c) 1:00— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—Profile 1:30— 2—News 4—Piano Literature 13—Movie 1:4,5— 2—Pete Smith 1:55— 9—Golf Tip 2:00— 2—Creative People 4—Agriculture U.S..'^. 7—Baseball 9—Movie 2:30— 2—International Hour 4—Your Man in Washington 7—American Bandstand 2:45- 4—Political Talk 3:00— 4—Movie 7—Casper 11-AAWU Tennis 3:15—13—Movie 3:30— 2—Movie 5—Blue Angels 7—Porky Pig 4:00— 5—TV Bowling Tournament 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie 11—Superman 4:'30— 2—Scholarquiz 4—Desilu Playhouse 7—Hoppity Hooper 11—Sergeant Preston WASHINGTON (NEA) — Underlying the ferment here over U.S. foreign policy is a fairly old question — whether the government and the nation are obsessed with the threat of communism. It is being argued anew in some quarters that we not only see Communists under every bush, but that we ascribe to them strengths and capacities which they often do not have. It is also asserted that our heavy focus on communism sometimes obscures the role played by nationalistic-imperialistic impulses in such a country • as Red China. We are told again that other free nations do not fret about the Communist menace the way we do. .And some students of foreign affairs suggest it is perfectly sensible for Communist nations, like others, to build broad protective zones around themselvves. The arguments deserve a fresh review. Inquiries among policymakers in this capital do not in fact turn up people who think t h e Russians, the Chinese or any other Communists arc really 10 feet tall. Nor do they believe Reds lurk behind every shrub. What they do think is that the Communists, whether directed from Moscow. Peking, Havana or Hanoi, have developed techniques of covert aggression which are peculiarly fitted to what James Montgomery of the State Department calls the "vul- ncrabihties" visible today in so many insecure nations around the world. With lhe.':c golden opportunities lying all about, the Communists can — in this frightening nuclear age — undertake a variety of small-risk gomes, from guerrilla warfare to stone- the-embassy. The hnk between lliese subversive enterprises and the nationalistic-imperialistic ambitions of Moscow and Peking is a question stirring much debate among U.S. foreign affairs specialists. This is not the place to air the fine-spun arguments. The point is that some feel the United States might have better luck keeping nations out of the iMoscow-Peking orbits by talking more about the menace of Russia and China and less about communism as such. The other side thinks this is all academic, that vulnerable countries have grown sophisticated enough to see communism in all its aspects — a powcrtul weapon serving imperialist causes, a worldwide false front behind which ambitious imperialists try to widen their circle of supporters and diminish their enemies — at the minimum, a form and practice of government which, if victorious, "closes out the options" on all other kinds for long years to come. There are some debaters who don't want us to worry at all, whether the problem be labeled "communism" or "Russia" or "China.'' They contend that regional domination by large powers, whether through the compulsions of influence or through actual physical expansion as with China's moves into India and Tibet, is something we cannot prevent and ought to approve. Our government opposes both expansion and "influence" which leads to a Communist take-over, not the least reason beiitg that such moves destroy all choice for the trampled neighbors. .\or does history back the notion that big powers who arc allowed such dominance will then rest content and leave the world alone. Captured German records from World War II showed that Hitler and his associates look every prewar .Allied concession as proof of weakness. Yieldins only whetted his appetite for conquest. Winning so easily at Mimich, he was angry he had not asked for morc- Thc records show Hitler's real ambitions went far beyond the imaginings of any who were trying to avoid war by "satisfying his reasonable demands." It would not be well today to underrate the ambitions of Moscow and Peking — however they be packaged and labeled. Compiicafed reaction causes bbod clotting By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q — What causes blood clots and why do they kill some persons while others recover? A — When the lining of a blood vessel is injured a complicated chemical reaction thai leads to clotting occurs. When you cut your linger this prn- teciivc mechanism prevents yijur bleeding to death. If. im the other hand, the clottinL; occurs because iif a .'^c^crc arterial disease rather than a cut, Ts LIGHTER SIDE By D.CK WEST Unpublished story WASHINGTON (UPI) — Not Anticipating how the story long ago I received a letter will turn out. I have already from Fact Magazine wanting tojdrawn up an outline for the know if I knew "of any impor-|script: tant news story which, for onej The scene is the secret head- rca.son or another, has nevcriquarters of the Cosmetic Intel- been published?" •ligence Agency I CIA). "Most newsmen do," it said, "and Fad .Alagazine is canvassin: in the which retu' is located of a beauty parlor, actually only a the Washington press corps "f™"l- ' 10 collect such stories for" pub-: James Blond, a handsome. bcation. . .Fact wilfpay'an hon- fearless, devil-may-care agent orarium for any such story, the;known as "The Man froin^Lady size of the honorarium lo de -i C'airol," i" pend upon the value of the information to us." IS reporting to his j chief. Blond: What sort of impor- Whv. ves. Fad. it so happens! ^^"^ P«"'0"s assignment in- that i do know of such a story.: ^.''"^•'"f ^^xy women do you 1 ran across it the other day 'i^'ye for me today Chief.' at a Senate hearing on the so- ^^^f-^}'^^,^^ J'"" called "truth in packaging" ^''"'d. but Goldcreamer is on jjjj] the loose again. t Blond: Goldcreamer! That One of the witnesses was a fj^^^j .j^^^^ of diabolical lady representmg the cosmetics ^^^^^^ ^^i^ firm and she was telling the i time? senators how difficult it was to | ^hjef: He has invented a new protect a secret formula m tfaatj^jj^ jg^i^j ^^3^ enables TOP SHOW: — S;,';0, Chan. 9. Play of the Week, "The World of Sholom Aleichcm." Arnold Perl 's adaptation of three short stories about Russian Jews. They are "A Tale of Chelm", a country anecdote; "Bontche Schcwis," story of heaven, and "The High School", story of persistent parents who attempt to get their son admitted to a nonreligious school. 7:30 — Chan. 2. Rawhide. A woman believes her husband has wronged her and swears vengeance against all men. 9:30 — Chan. 7. FDK. "The Grand Assault. " Roosevelt si:- lects the supreme commander for D-Day: Duighl D. Eisenhower. 111:0(1 — ClKin. 0. First run of 1963 movie. ".Vighl is My Future ". starring -Mai Zeltcrling. Birgor Malmstcii. n!<jf Uinnci- slrand. Iimniar Brrgman's film .•ibi)iit a l)!in(!('(l mii.siciiin who finds C(iniliirl wilii a youn,^ woman until ho meets compr- lition (<H-m anoilu'r nun. ^HE ALMANAC highly competitive business. "For those of you who are fans of 007, the most publicized secret agent since Mata Hari, I say that be is an.amateur compared to the 'research' that goes On in the cosmetic industry," she testified. Well, there you have it. Fact. -Apparently the cosmetic industry is swarming with spies, all bent on stealing secret formulas for eye shadow, lipstick, hairi coloring and the like. As far as I know, the story women to dye their faces so that their complexion will match their hair. But it only comes in one color — gold. Blond: Zounds! Then it won't be true that all blondes have more fun. Just golden blondes. Chief: Right. Lady Clairol's other shades of hair coloring will be ruined. Find and destroy that formula at all costs. Now You Know „, Despite S2.2 bilUon in U.S. or'cosm'eti7 e'spTonage has nev-!aid since 1954. the economy of "I would sar Bfmco hasn'i been feeling we/I, because Him gets oil the publicity'." cr been pubhshed. It should make a real thriller and all I ask in the way of an honorarium is the movie rights. the Republic of Korea remains depressed with a per capita income of S78 a year, according j to the Worid .Almanac. Today i.s Friday. ;M.-!y 21. the Itlst day of 1965 with 224 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is .Mars, The German painter and engraver, Albrechl Durer, was born on this day in 1471. On this day in hi.story: In 1S32, what is considered the first Democratic national convention got under way in Baltimore. In 1881, Clara Barton organized the first .American Red Cross in Washington and consented to serve as its first president. In 1941, President Roosevelt proclaimed "an unlimited state of national emergency." In 1962. the American Medical .Association labeled President Kennedy's proposed medi care legislation a "cruel hoax.' -A thought for the day: English Poet Chaucer said: "Boasters by natuie are from truth aloof." the blood supply to the part .supplied by the diseased artery is cut off. How serious tliis is depends on the size of the artery occluded, whether the artery is supplying a vital organ, whether other arteries in the region can supply the affected part and the .general condition of the victim. .Sometimes other arteries estab- lisli a collateral ciieiilation almost at once and sometimes it loquires weeks or months. If a large clot occurs in the brain (stroke) it may cause death or it may cause paralysis from which the victim may eventually recover. Q — My knee fills up v,'\ih water and has to be drained about once a month. My doctor tells me that it he removes the tissues that secrete the e.xcess fluid my knee would become stiff. What do you advise? A — In some persons, predominantly young adults, fluid may collect in a joint, usually on one side only, every 7 to 11 days. The cause is not known, but in some victims it appears I0 be a food allergy because, when the offending food is eliminated from the diet, the condition clears up. Unlike other lurnis of allergy, however, antihistamines arc of no value. In other victims this collection of fluid is a part of their arthritis. Your doctor is right not In want to perform an operation that would leave you with a stiff knee. Injections of hydro- cnrti.sone into the .joint h.ive helped many victims. Q — I have heard that chocolate is bad for persons with sinus trouble. Is this true? -A — Not unless you have an allergy caused by chocolate. Q — Would the oil of turpentine, for medicinal use, cause permanent albumin in the urine? .A — Although oil of turpentine has been used in the past for worms and to relieve abdominal cramps, this preparation has been discarded because it damages the kidneys. The resulting albuminuria would be be expected to clear up only if it was discovered before much damage had been done. One Minute Pulpit They are like a dream when one a\iakes, on awaking you despise their phantoms, — Psalms 73:20. Never look dow^n to test the ground before taking the next step: only he who keeps h i s eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.—Dag Hamma rskjold.
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