Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 26, 1965 · Page 4
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4 - Wed., May 26, mS Redlands Daily Facts Tax Increase may be necessary Redlands schools budget proposed at $7.5 million Redlands school administrators last night presented a S7.5 million proposed tentative budget for the 19G5-66 year to the School Trustees. School Superintendent Dr. H. Fred Heisner indicated he may have to recommend a tax in- crea.se to avoid endangering the quality of education Redlands pupils are receiving. Last night was the first presentation of the tentative budget. The school budget will be considered at several subsequent school board meetings before final adoption in .4ugust. In the preliminary budget, planned expenses of 57,582,692 exceed the estimated income of $7,394,450 by 5188,242. Scheduled expenses are expected to be up nearly 20 peri cent over this year, while in-' come, without a tax increase, would be up more than 17 per cent. Some of the increase in costs is due to the scheduled July 1 annexation of the Mission and Fallsvale school districts; however, this will also add to the total tax revenue. Smaller Classes Dr. Heisner said a major reason for the cost increase is the reduction in class sizes that has been carried out as part of an intensive effort to improve the quality of education. "Right now we have about 202 elementary school teachers," said Heisner. "If you re­ duce class sizes by one pupil in each room, this is equivalent to 202 new pupils in the system. "It costs us about $425 to educate one pupil for a year. This computes out at about $85,000 additional cost. He added that the cost of the same class size reduction in secondary schools would amount to about 5100,000. Reduction in class sizes is required by the 1964 Unruh Act. which sharply reduces state aid to school districts which do not comply. Higher Salaries Another major factor in the increased costs, he added, is the higher salaries needed to attract and hold good teachers as part of the improvement program. "Now is the time to decide whether we want to continue to improve the educational program or have a parsimonious one and slip back to where we were four years ago, before we started the upgrading process," the superintendent declared. "We could balance this budget," he continued, "but we would simply be putting off maintenance jobs that eventually would catch up with us." He said one possibility for added income is an override tax which would bring the financing of seventh and eight grade education up to the level of financing for other secondary instruction. These two grades are now financed on the same basis as the elementary schools, even though they are considered a part of secondary education. An override tax to equalize the financing, which can be imposed without a tax election, would add about $250,000 to school coffers, said the superm- tendent. Total Tax $3.31 However, an increase in the general purpose school tax rate would have to be authorized by an election. The administrators pointed out that Redlands' general purpose school tax rate, about $3 per SlOO of assessed valuation, is fifth highest among San Bernar- dmo county's 10 unified school districts. Override taxes for specific purposes bring the current school tax rate up to just over $3.31. A significant factor in the tentative budget, explained Bill Gibson, assistant superintendent for business, is that the percentage of the total budget of each planned expenditure has remained about the same over the last three years. In other words there are no significant percentage increases in any of the costs. "The problem is that everything just costs more," declared Dr. Heisner. The tentative budget is scheduled to be adopted at the June 8 meeting after the Trustees have had time to scrutinize it carefully. use perinit section to be changed The Redlands Planning Commission yesterday recommended approval of a zoning ordinance amendment which would result in a complete revision of the section dealing with conditional use permits. Planning Director W. C. Scliindlcr noted that it is presently "next to impossible" for anyone to interpret all the provisions and conditions under which the procedure for conditional use permits is applicable because the section has been amended many times over the years. "The function of the conditional use permit procedure has drifted away to some degree from its intended and legal purpose," he said. "This amendment should place the procedure in its proper perspective." Basically, the amendment arranges the sections so that the purpose of the regulation, uses permitted provisions, application procedure, city requirements, evaluation factors and official action information items will be in logical order, Schindlcr said. According to Simon Eisner, consultant to the commission, the amendment is essentially a case of "taking the current ordinance and putting it in better form" so it can be better understood by the public. In recommending commission adoption of the amendment, Schindler noted that the "free way service" and "problem area" provisions had been purposely omitted from the existing ordinance. "These applications should logically be handled by a change of zone with special identification on the general plan," he said. "Areas with unique problems could be considered under a 'planned area' provision." The planning director said that, in some ways, the conditional use permit has taken on the aspects of a use variance. "This is completely contrary to the basic concept of the process," he noted. "The conditional use permit procedure must be limited to a narrow range of special uses which are not always identifiable with any specific zone and are necessary for the orderly growth of the city, or to those uses permitted in a zone by right sub- RICHARD 1. TAYLOR Taylor honored by Edison Co. Richard I. Taylor of Redlands was honored recently by Soutli- em California Edison Company on his 35th anniversary with the utility. He received a diamond service pin. Taylor, who resides with his wife Helen at 937 Fulbright avenue, is employed as a senior employe relations representative in Edison's eastern division headquarters in San Bernardino. They have one son, Richard B., who is employed with the Edison Company in tlie Alliambra disti-icl. 'WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Johnson administration asked Congress Tuesday to raise the temporary national debt limit to an all-time high of 5329 billion to get the government through its annual fiscal squeeze. The increase, expected to win easy congressional approval, would be the 12th rise in the debt ceiling since 1955. The present limit of 5324 billion would drop to tlie permanent level of $285 billion on July 1 if Congress failed to act. 123 Caion Strest HELD OVER Weekdays Shown at 7 & 10 P.M. STAHLEY KRAMER "IT^ A UUIU PiNHVISION* flCHKlCOlOR* ilTED ARTISTS MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD'* Johnson asks for raise in debt limit FFA students get honors Tlie seating of new officers for the Redlands Chapter of the Future Farmers of America and awarding of annual honors to members were features of the annual F.F.A. Parent and Son Banquet held recently in Terrier Hall. •With over 200 present. John Buckmastcr was installed as president, Rollin Oden as vice- president, Larry Hay as secretary, Jerry Wagner as treasurer, John Dwyer as chapter reporter. Joe Trenery captured both the DeKalb and Bankers award presented at the evening banquet. Winners of the F.F.A. Foundation awards were: Keith Spry, star greenhand: John Buckmas­ tcr, star chapter farmer; Dan Francis, ag. mechanics; Keitt Spry, farm electrification; Larry Hay, dairy farming; Rollin Oden, public speaking; Bob Buckmaster, livestock; Eldon Miller, poulfry farming; and Larry Jacinto, crop farming. In the high point system oi the local chapter, Joe Trenery was also cited for first place! honors, with Bob Buckmaster as second. John Buckmaster won first place for juniors with Dan Francis second. Rollin Oden was first for sophomores with Larry .Jacinto see-; ond. Junior high students cited' included John Leon, first: and| Tony Candelaria for Redlands! Jr. High, and Hans Van Der; Veen and David Gruver first and second from Cope Jr. High. At the conclusion of the meal j served by Freshmen F.F.A. classes, Robert Dietrick, department chairman, recalled the first banquet held 14 years ago at which time the dinner was prepared by Mrs. Dietrick ati the local YMCA. Although Red-' lands is not known as a farming community, Mr. Dietrick concluded, the local F.F.A. | Chapter is the fourth largest in the State of California. Two found dead in plane after Redlands visit The wreckage of a private plane which disappeared Saturday on a flight from Redlands to Van Nuys with two persons aboard was found yesterday on fog-shrouded Sevaine Peak, about nine miles northeast of Upland. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Crovitz of Woodland HiUs, who had leased the Cessna 172 for a flying visit to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Davis of Redlands were found in the wreckage. Investigators said, the plane apparently became lost during poor flying weather and hit the mountain because of fog and poor visibility. Mrs. Davis and her husband, who reside at 638 Palo Alto drive, drove 'tlie Crovitz couple to Redlands Airport Saturday afternoon following the couple's six - hour visit in this ai-ea. II was the last time they were seen alive. The second missing plane, a Cessna 172, departed on a flight from Fullerton to Las Vegas, Nev., with four persons aboard. Both planes were lost during periods of poor flying conditions and had to cross mountainous terrain. The other plane, piloted by Robert Bowman, 32, Bucna Park, took off with two women and another man aboard, according to information supplied the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). Although the plane was en route from Fullerton to Las Vegas, no flight plan was filed. The manager of the Fullerton Flying Service reported the rented aircraft missing Monday night. Identity of the three other occupants of the plane was not available. New salary schedule adopted for school district workers New job classifications and a revised salary schedule for classified employes next year were adopted last night by the Redlands School Board. The new six-step pay schedule carries a total salary increase of 1.5 per cent for the classified (non-teacliing) workers. The si.x-step plan was adopted over a five-step schedule recommended by the State Personnel Board after an extensive survey earlier this year. Bill Gibson, assistant superm- tendent for business, exTilained that some employes objected to the five-step plan because it gave them credit for too little experience. For example, "one employe, who has been with us for al­ most 20 years would have had to be placed on the fourth step next year," Gibson explained. "He felt this was giving him credit for only four years' experience." In response to this and other employe appeals, administrators split the pay schedule into six steps instead of five for next year, using the same minimum and ma.ximum salaries. However, after the initiaJ year under the new schedule, administrators plan to revert to the five step plan, Gibson added. He also said representatives of school secretaries and other em­ ployes have expressed approval of the new pay plan. School superintendent Dr. H. Fred Heisner said the state-con­ ducted survey and the resulting schedule were an effort to devise a system in which employes could be put on a specified schedule from the moment they are hfred. "The high morale of our teachers can be attributed large ly to the fact that we have a schedule and we put them on it immediately without any in-between points," Dr. Heisner declared. "This is what we're trying to do with the classified em­ ployes," he added. The current pay plan is a sev en-step schedule wliich was sharply criticized by the State Personnel Board because of its irregular increases between steps. Boy for Jeanns SANTA MONICA (UPI) —Actress Jeanne Grain Tuesday gave birth to her seventh child, an 8 - pound, 11-ounce boy, at St. John's Hospital. The actress and her husband, Paul Brinkman, also have three other boys and three girls, ranging from 3 to 15 years. UR speech clinic plans program for handicapped Two special programs to aid two hours a day, from 3 to 5 speech and hearing handicappetl persons will be offered tliis summer by the University of Redlands speech and hearing clinic. Offered will be a pre-school speech and hearing clinic and a language difficulties program to help both children and adults in remedial reading. The children's clinic will meet RHS orchestra to give annual spring concert The annual Spring Concert by the Redlands High school Orchestra will be presented Wednesday night, June 2, ac cording to Director Fred Waitz. The evening of music will feature a combined recital-concert presented by the local musicians in theu: final appearance of tlie season. The program will be given in Clock Auditorium on the RHS campus beginning at 7 p.m. Admission of 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children will be accepted as donations. p.m., from June 21 through Aug. 27. Problems which will be accepted for therapy include delayed speech, mis-articulation, stuttering, cleft pallet, cerebral palsy, hearing problems, voice problems, mental retardation and brain injury. Appointments are now being made by the clinic for diagnostic interviews prior to place ment in the summer program, announced Dr. Eugene Ouellette, who will supervise this program Dr. Ouellette, associate professor of speech and speech correction, has specialized in this field. The language difficulties program is designed to assist children and adults who need remedial work in the use of basic language skills. The program. Free ads can help gef jobs Ramos jailed after crash on freeway A 34-year-old man was jailed last night on charges of felony drunk driving after his pickup fruck went out of confrol on the Redlands Freeway and smashed into a guard rail near California sfreet, injuring him and his wife. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver, David Ramos, of 25566 E. San Bernardino avenue, was treated for moderate injuries at County Hospital and taken to County Jail. His wife. Carmen Ramos, 33, was freated at Redlands Community Hospital for lacerations of her forehead and knee and released. Officers said Ramos' westbound truck drifted into the divider strip about 8:15 p.m. and ripped out about 50 feet of guard rail before coming to a stop. Three weeks and school will be out. What then? A job, you hope. Then don't forget the free classified advertisement you can run In the Facts. This offer is o-pen to all teen-agers. Your copy is due a week froni Friday — June 4, that Is. The form to write your ad on was published yesterday and will appear agin. Don't delay. Assembly bill requires rear seat belts SACRAMENTO — New cars sold in California after January 1, 1967 would have to he equipped with at least two rear seat belts or safety harnesses under terms of AB 1593 adopted by the Assembly this week. The bill now goes to the Senate. This measure would be in addition to the present Vehicle Code section which says that "After January 1, 1964, no person shall sell any new passenger vehicle" which is not equipped with two safety belts or harnesses for the front seat. which runs from June 21 until Sept. 1, is open to children from the third grade and older. All therapy will be on an indiwdual basis in this program. Because tliere have been so many requests for therapy, the two programs are being instituted as a service to the community. Dr. Ouellette explained. Information about fees can be obtained by calling the clinic at the University. ject to certain conditions and limitations." The commission's recommendation that the amendment be adopted will be sent to the City Council which will set a public hearing on the matter pending final action. WILLIAM G. MOORE. Publisher. FRANK E. MOOHE. Editor. Published every evening (except Sunday! Bt Facts building. 700 Brookside at Center, Redlands. California. Founded October 23, 1890, 75th year. Entered as second class matter October 23. 1890, at the Post Office at Redlands. CaUfomia, under act of March 3. 1878. SUBSCRIPTION RATE (In Advancp) By Carrier Delivery One Month % 1..5n Three Months . 4 .2i Sir Mentha 8.30 One Year - 16.40 One Month One Year By Mail -» 1.50 _ 18.00 I Mexican Players of Padua Hills LOCATED 3 MILES NORTH OP FOOTHILL BLVD. CLAREMONT "Festejo a San Ysidro" — IN ENGLISH —- THE-ATRE—Wed., Tburj., FrI.. Sat. 8:S0, Wed., Sit. S:SO DINING KUUM — DaUy except Monday Reservations advisable NAtional 6-1288 Lew Discount Paint and Walipoper Wallpaper, Single Roll .. 2Sc - 35c - 45c Aluminum Paint for Trucks Trailers and Roofs. S6.5C Value, qt. $1.39, gal. $3.85 Porch, Deck and Floor Enamel — $5.50 Value qt. $1.39, gal. $3.85 All Weather Spar Varnish $6.00 Value qt. $1.39, gal. $3.85 Vinyl Acrylic Exterior Stucco and Masonrv Paint. Cover? good. $6.50 Value, gal. $3.85 Log Oil — Redwood Stain gal. $1.39 Sun Gloss White Enamel S6.50 Value qt. $1.69, gal. $4.65 7" Pan and Roller Sets SI.19 Value 59c 9" Pan and Roller Sets S1.69 Value 89c 9 X 12 Plastic Drop 75c Value 19c Alkyd Latex Rubber Base Washable Wall Paint, $6.50 Value . qt. $1.39, gal. $3.85 White Enamel, Semi-Gloss $6.50 Value qt. $1.69, gal. $4.95 High Gloss Kitchen Enamel $5.50 Value qt. $1.39, gal. $3.85 Tubes — Colors in Oil — 19c Large 16-oz. Spray Can — 89c White Bam and Fence Paint $3.45 Value gal. $2.85 %" Slasking Tape, 180 ft. 69c Flat White OU Base $3.45 Value gal. $2.35 HOME OWNERS PAINT STORE 9 West State St., Redlands '63 ELECTRA 225 4-Door Hardtop Sold new and serviced here. '63 MONZA Sport Coupe Nice extras and new paint. '62 PONTIAC Doctor's new. Grand Prix private car. Like '62 SKYLARK Sport Coupe Like new. Only 21,000 mile*. BUY NOW WHILE THEY LAST! EASY TERMS '59 CADILLAC Coupe DeVilie One owner, top condition. '59 CHEVROLET Impala Sport Coupe Local and above average. '59 T-BIRD Convertible New top and interior. Sharpl '59 MERCEDES-BENZ 220 S 4-Daor Original finish and interior. SAVE DURING THIS BIG SALE . "6" '59 CHEV. 2-Door Sedan With PowerGlide. Low mileage. Sharp! 4 GRAB BAG SPECIALS YOUR CHOICE. First Come . . First Served . HATFIELD THE BIG BUICK BLOCK Between 7th and 5th — Redlands — Phone 793-3238

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