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Page 12. Tuesday. Feb. 13. 1968 Redlonds, Calif. F»W* "id MOOI* DeRoo is qualified to succeed Hinclcley In the Primary Election of 1946, Stewart Hinckley of Redlands made his debut in politics. It was a humdinger. Under the system of cross-filing then prevailing, he won the nomination of both the Republican and Democratic parties for Assemblyman from this district and was elected. That correctly predicted that he could succeed at the polls as long as he tried. He kept winning until he left in 1954 to join the Eisenhower administration, in farm Joans. Jack A. Beaver succeeded him. When >Ir. Beaver retired, Mr. Hincklej' ran again and was elected. Now he has announced that he will retire. This will give many people the mistaken notion that he is bowing out of office in February 1968. He isn't. His term doesn't expire until the end of the calendar year. Ahead of him still is the gruelling session of the Legislature, with many a committee meeting and many a hard-fought battle on the floor of the Assembly. When a man decides to retire at the end of a seventh, two-year term, it is hardly necessary to ask why. Par for the course in the Assembly is two or three terms. Few men have the perseverance to stick it much longer. They tire of the almost perpetual campaigning that is required for an office which is up for grabs every second year. 5Ir. Hinckley has been a marathon runner. It is most encouraging to see that Clark DeRoo seeks to follow in Mr. Hinckley's footsteps. He is also a Redlands Republican and has a community, citrus and polidcal background which is quite similar to that of the incumbent Assemblyman. It can also be said that Mr. DeRoo has the traditional qualifications of an Assemblyman in this district These qualifications were found in Gordon P. Corwin of Highland who W3S our Assemblj-man, 1935-40 and in Douglas P. Armstrong, then of Redlands, who was in Sacramento 1943-46. The district again has the kind of candidate it has preferred in election after election. The office from which Mr. Hinckley will retire can be kept in able hands. Events will persuade Can President Johnson stand fast on his Vietnam policj'? Senator Kennedy thmks not. In his Chicago speech Friday he declared that the war is a mistake and cannot be v.on militarily. Secretary of State Rusk, huing to the administration line, answered him Saturday: "This is a time of trial for the South \net- namese and their allies. It may well be the climactic period of the struggle in Southeast Asia. '•This is the kind of test which separates the timid from the intrepid, the weak from the .strong. Beyond doubt our magnificent fighting men and their comrades in arms \\ill pass this test with flying colors. And I believe that, despite the voices of doubt and despair here, Americans on the home front will rise to the occasion, as they have done in the past" : Reading of the carefully coordinated attacks of the Commtmists in the dties, many Americans are wondering what to believe. In the end, the public will not be moved by either the words of Senator Kennedy or Secretary Rusk. They will be persuaded by events. If we are now pasang through the climactic period of the war, then the intrepid will prevail and the President will stand without flinching. But if the bold offensive the Communists have staged, is to be followed by others of equal force over a period of months, many Americans will form the judgrtient that the administration does not have a realistic policy. The Newsreel The Treasury proposes a tax on all tourists who spend more than 57.00 a day outside the western hemisphere. You can't even stay home on that Politicians are naturally solicitous of the consumer vote, since it includes everybody who isn't on an expense account E^ducational buildings are In constant need of repair. Graduate schools, particularly, are losing some of the weatherstripping that keeps out the draft One theory is that the North Vietnamese are ejdialing then: final gasp, but they seem to be doing it in the style of the operatic scene where the tenor takes a whole act to die in. Some schools send students home because their clothing is distracting, while a College in California objects to a study group where nobody wears any clothes at all. Tobacco companies are urged not to sponsor sporting events on television. Does this include the exdting contest where everybody^ sits around and measures dgaiettes?, (Phole on Pag* 3) fVhea oM4Mttle landers took to digging in the soU along Oriental street recently, they did not know precisely where the buildings of Chinatown had stood. They were searching blind, as if they were archaeologists unearthing the ancient city of Pompeii, rather than a sub- sctUement of Redlands which existed within the memory of many who are living today. This prompted the Facts to observe editorially that the lack of a Chinatnwn hUtory might be remedied by a graduate hislor>' student at UR. This brought a response from Loren M. Horton of Modesto wlio signed himself, "An Emigrated Native." "It was my pleasure to be a candidate in the Masters program at thte University of Redlands a decade ago with the project being a study of the Chinese in the Redlands area, 1885 to 1895," he wrote: "The era is a fascinating one. Not only is it a unique and little known period but Redlands had one of its early opportunities to experience the pangs of maturing." Thanks to UR Librarian Lawrence Marshbum, the Grain of Salt has had access to Mr. Hor:on's paper. Shall we taste the whipped cream first? "To the interested student of the histoo" of Redlands," Mr. Horton wrote in 1957, "several evidences of Chinese labor exist to the present. One of the principal buildings still in use constructed by this labor force may be seen at the site of the former Brookside Winer}' (at the foot of Fern avenue in San Timoteo canyon just below the Community Hospital). "The winery employed 30 Chinese for various jobs. The construction of brick buildings was of paramount importance. The Chinese prepared and fired the bricks as well as building I h e bams, the wine cellars and the houses. "Other e%idcnce of Chinese labor within Redlands may be seen in Smiley Heights where in 1890 approximately 250 Orientals were hired by the Smiley brothers to build curbs, 'roads, fountains and to assist in landscaping their estate. "In 1887 R. H. Gariand. president of the East Redlands Water company, traveled to Oakland and contracted for 60 Chinese laborers to construct pipelines for the irrigation company. A portion of this water system is still in use in the Ctiicago Colony area of Redlands. (You can locate it by such Chicago street names as Dearborn and LaSaUe). . . . "Perhaps the most colorful occupation of the Chinese in t h e vicinity of Redlands was the tending of a vast vegetable acreage in the Dunlap Acres of lower Yucaipa valley. Isaac Ford, in a personal interview, staled that few citizens in the Redlands area had vegetable gardens and depended on the Chinese. "Two or three times each week, 12 vendors traveled their prescribed routes by horse and wagon, often as far as San Bernardino. The business was a lucrative one and at each Chinese New Year the peddlers would present each customer a Chinese nareissus bulb as a token of gratitude." Mr. Horton makes no mention of (he mode of dress of the Oiick farmers. However, the late Jimmy Cub of the Facts staff used to chuckle about it. saying that the coolies were an embarrassment to ladies passing through Dunlap on horseback since in warm weather they would often shed their clothes completely. Berry's World bi Vietnam, Reds now '90 for broke' By WILLIAM S. WHITE Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65. lowest 49. Mrs. Roger (Sue) Boone. Beta Sigma Phi sorority's International Valentine Qaeeo of 1963, honored by the five local chapters. Dixie Hardy of Sacred Heart school wins the $15 first prize in the annual LincoUi essay contest conducted in eighth grade classes. Harlem Clowns score 91-83 win over local AU-Star basketball team in game witnessed by 1900 fans in Redlands High gj-m. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65. lowest 47. Dcrrie Ditchfield. Norma Woodring and Sheila Carlson are first three entrants in Jaycee- sponsorcd Redlands Orange Show queen contest. George M. Bailey elected president of the Family Service association at the 60th annual meeting. Jack Shannon wins Lincoln essay contest for- eighth graders, writing on topic, "Tlie Erudition of Lincoln." FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 69. lowest 40. School Trustees seek principal for new "Terracina" elementary school at C}-press and San Mateo when woman first selected accepts higher-salaried job at Newport. Lt. Phylli.0 Newland of Redlands wins $2625 on "Break the Bank" radio program. Teacher salary situation in Redlands schools may be resolved wtih help of outside con- sidting agency. Timely Quotes lliose who worry about a de- vahiation of th« dollar may find that they have been worrying about a symptom. The disease itself — domestic inflation — is present and there can be no doubt of it C«crg« Haftdom, vfe* presl- dtnl of NatiwMl Attodation of Manufachirtr*. Vihen you can explain to your wife why an airplane flies, that means you're a good teacher. —Mrs. Joseph Gavin, noting that htr space flight-husband could b« a ttachar at well. LBJ ought to act in his own name By HOLMES ALEXANDER W.ASHINGTOX. D. C. -Back on December 16, 1S50, President Truman issued as eloquent a proclamation as we have in our federal literature. The paper was co-signed by Dean Achcson. Secretary of State, and he may h9 \e been ils author. In an.v event. Mr. Truman said that events in Korea required him to issue a statement ot emergency. He denounced the Communist conspiracy by name, a.-kcd God's help, and "summoned" 1 again by name) all farmers, workers, businessmen and political \taAtrs to "make .•sacrifices" and "keep the faith" to meet the dangers that then confronted us. It was this State Paper of Mr. Truman's that President Johnson used last New Year's Day to assert himself on the subject of foreign investment and foreign (ravel. As to the foreign investments, he decreed by executive order that the Secretary ol Commerce shouU pass upon all "transfers of capital" outside the country and should require "repatriation" of many earnings and depo6its abroad. Ht also provided the Federal Reserve Board with standby authority to "investigate, regulate and prohibit" any bank under Federal jurisdiction from moving money outside the United Slates. As to foreign travel. LBJ said he would seek restrictive leg'islation. Congress was out of session on New Year's, and is only new giving attention to what the President said and did. Not many Congressmen, and far fewer citizens, realized what liberties the President was taking —not for the first time, either —with his credibility. To nod concurrence with the President, one must bdieve that the specific emergency proclaimed by Mr. Truman, namely (he Korean War, had never lapsed. TH'O Presideots, Eisenhower and Kennedy, have served in the meanwhile without recourse to the Truman proclamation, and a ceasefire of sorts has existed in Korea since 1933. President Johnson did not declare an emergency of his own, related to matter.* ot this year. He backed into Mr. Truman's outdated emergency. President Johnson found this a convenient way to deal with the balance-of-paymcnt problem (which didn't exist and wasn't mentioned in 1950), but he failed The Almanac Today is Tuesday. Feb. 13. the 44th day of 1968 with 323 to follow. The moon is between the fuU phase and last quarter. The morning star is Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. On this day in history: In 1635 the Boston Latin school, oldest edocational institution in America, was founded. In 1914 the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, ASCAP, was formed. In 1945, Russian soldiers took Budapest after 49 , days ot fighting In which more than 50,000 (Jerman troops were killed and 133,000 captured. In 1963, pirates seized a Venezuelan vessel 3480 miles north of Caracas. It was taken over by Braal six days later and the pirates asked for asylum. A thought for the day: French noveliest Andrew Blaurois said, "Learning Is nothmg without cultivated manners . . . but when the two are comtiined in a woman yon have one of the most exquisite products of civilization." to choose a very trustful way in approaching the American people, and there's rising doubt about his method's legality. If a proclaimed emergency can last 18 years without renewal, then it can last in perpetuity. II a bygone military emergency can be transfigured into a financial emergenc>-, involving the seizure of money, then we can have presidential confiscation any old time. In addition to the Truman proclamation, .Mr. Johnson reached back to an old law, an Act of 1917, to justify himself. In 1917, Congress gave President Wilson wartime controls over "transactions in foreign exchange," That old law doesn't use the term "repatriation" of moneys, and has no visible relationship to the current balance^rf payments problem. American Enterprise In.<ititute ba.<: just published these Truman. Wilson and Johnson documents in a single volume for parallel reading. It is a itse- ful public service. Of course, the President may be right in moving to stop runaway ddlars and spendthrift travelers. The Lord knows we've got a financial emergency, among others, that relates to national safety. The country should be willing, and I think it is, to suspend all the personal freedoms (among which foreign travel is nothing but a trinket) and to impound ail ils economic assets, in order to survive as a nation. But the President shouldn't lean on Mr. Truman. He shouldn't hark back to a dead- letter law of Worid War I. He ought not to suit his convem'ence by legalistic jobbery. He ought to atop squandering his equity of believability. This man, Lyndon Jtdmson, knows how to be candid and forthright He has inborn qualities of leadership. He is perfectly capable of proclaiming an emergency in his own name to fit the time and needs. There is a majesty that attaches to the presidency of this country. But every President has got to be loyal to that royal in himself, (Distributed by McNaught Syndicate, Inc.) Quick Quiz Q — How did Delav.are cam the title of the "First State"? A — By being the first of the 13 original states to ratify the Constitution on Dec. 7, 1787. Its representatives in Congress have always had the honor of leading the parade of states when presidents are ioauguraled. Q — Can the election of a U.S. president be dispensed with, even in lime ot war? A — No. The Constitution requires that a president shall hold office "during the term of four years." (}—How did the channel in the East River between Long Island and Manhattan Island get the name of "HeU Gate?" A—The general belief is that the name came from the Dutch "Henegat" (beautiful pass) by which name the wiiole of the East River was noce known. One Minute Plifpif When I catne to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words of wisdom. —I Cor. 2:1. Speak clearly if you speak at all; carve every word before you let H fall. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, American poet WASHINGTON - In the Vietnam war the position now may be summed up in a somber sentence: The phase of agony — for those who must fight it. for those in authority here and in Saigon who must conduct it, and for those private men who in duty must support it — has ended. Opening now is the phase of anguish, and conceivably also of the last real crisis. Whatever may be said of the enemy spasms of recent weeks, and however debated may be which side won and which lost, one stark reality now towers above all else. The Communist assailants are farther away than ever before from any intention to listen to any honest peace overture. They are accordingly putting all their chips into the pot, to win all or to lose all. To grope as best one can through the miasma of Washington today — a miasma surely not exampled since Lincoln's ordeals of the Civil War a century and more ago — the weight of all the evidence suggests certain other realities. The Communists — the Viet Cong fifth column and the now heavily-committed regular troops of North Vietnam — scored undeniable propaganda and morale successes in their suicide guerrilla assaults upon the cities and civilians of South Vietnam. They did, however, suffer enormously wasteful casualties; and in naked objectivity their operation, apart from propaganda terms, is likely in the end to turn out to have been self-defeating — with one immense and poignant qualification. It will ultimately be seen as a poor investment if the authority and integrity of our South Vietnamese government ally — the real and central target of these guerrilla attacks — remains substained in the after­ light. This is the great and fateful kernel. This is wiiy it is so harmful to the common cause for American politicians now to joiii the assault as some are doing, upon that authority and that integrity. The elementary decency of the Soviet Union was most du- And to you, a happy chop-chop bious in the '40s, but the Allied Icsders knew enough never to cooperate with the Nazis in assailing it. lest the Nazis win on the morale front what they sought to win on the battle- line. Granted some tolerance (or the undoubted weaknesses — and some compassion for the ghastly burdens — of the Saigon regime, this brutal eruption will at length sink into the category of an ugly episode rather than of a victory. The real name of the game militarily is still the major bat- tic shaping up at Khesanh, an action capable ot dwarfing in meaning and violence all that has gone before. The highest American military authorities— and there is really no reason, except among peaceniks lost in rage and terror, to suppose that these devoted professionals are liars or fools — believe that we can take the enemy's measure here and possibly fatally blunt hii main cutting edge. One of the ablest military heroes to this column'ist, a man totally unconcerened with hissing political argumentation, sees this climatic test at arms as holding a potential parallel to the Battle of the Bulge of the Second World War, There the Germans undertook a suicide spasm of their own. There the Germans won a giant propaganda windfall. But in the harsh ultimate logic of warfare, they lost there. The commitment was not in wisdom but in desperation and could only have paid off if given a disruption of Allied morale that never came. This is not to say that any man should refrain from "dissent" or citicism for a moment. But rational dissent and criticism do not mean pillorying a general in the field like Westmoreland; do not mean attempts by a tiny Senate minority to destroy a Secretary of State for remaining faithful to an American commitment of honor; do not'mean trying to expose the last details of American intelligence operations before hostile eyes. And they do not mean conscious and determined defeatism. (Copyright 1968. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) By NORTON MOCKRIDGE NEW YORK -Man and boy. I've been going to Chinese New Year celebrations for a long, long time. And it's a wonder I'm alive. About ID years ago I got pushed into the path of a parade in Chinatown in Manhattan and nearly got impaled on the spear of a (Hiincse warrior who thought I was attacking his dragon. A few years later I was standing in front of the Bo-Bo Restaurant at 20U Pell St, Chinatown, when some poor celebrant had a packet of firecrackers go off in his hand. He flung them away, of course, and they landed on my relatively new cashmere topcoat Bye-bye coat Last year — the Year of the Sheep — I nearly got decapitated by a pretty dancer named Dorey Chin who whirled up to my table, twirling two golden swords like airplane propellers. One of them got a wee bit out of control and completely severed a thick vine in the floral decorations. By Uien I was under the table. This year I figured I'd be quite safe—having been through three terrifying experiences — and so I went to the Lichee Tree Restaurant, here, with no qualms at all. First. Madame Irene Kuo, and her husband. Gen. Chi-Chih Kuo. are noted for the graciousness and meUcu- lous care with which they run their restaurant and secondly, it's the Year of the Monkey— the year in which, according to legend, you can get into predicaments, and get out of them without any trouble. But I wasn't prepared for what happened. Madame Kuo, to properly celebrate the Year of the Monkey, hid commissioned com- poserband leader Dick Hyman to write a "Concerto for Meat Cleavers," which would feature her head chef, Ben (Juock. Musicians played on xylophones and other exotic instruments, and Ben, wearing his high chefs hat, beat powerfully and rhythmically with two cleavers on his massive chopping block. It'was most impressive, and Leonard Bernstein would have been fascinated, but then — at the height of (he percussion — the handle broke off one of the cleavers and the gleaming, ra- Now You Know By United Preit Internttienal The best-scUing record album of all time is "The First Family," a spoof of the Kennedys by Vaughn Header, which sold millioo copies in 1962 and 1963. zor-sharp blade flew through the air, right toward my table! My wife and our two guests, attorney Donald Seawell and musical comedy star, Gwen Miller, started to dive under the table. But the blade fortunately lost its jet power and landed on the floor about three feet away. Then, and only then, did the color return to our faces. In any case, the pretty Jadinc Wong appeared on stage shortly after our terrifying experience and told so many funnies that we forgot the whole business. "K married man," said Jadine. "is a wolf who wants his cake —and someone else's cookie," She said that "Paying alimony is like putting dimes in the parking meter after your car is stolen," Architect Bill Plante was having lunch with artist Gordon Stevenson and the latter, explaining why> he hadn't been around much lately said: "I've been quite ill, you know." And then Stevenson, who probably is best noted for his magnificent portrait of Slark Twain, explained that he'd had one illness after another, and he ticked them off on his fingers. "Stop, stop!" cried Plante. "I can't stand it!" "WeU. I had them." said Stevenson, defensively. "I'm sure you did." said Plante, "And I'm sure that if it weren't for your age, you'd havo had infantile paralysis, too!" Curious facts nie Indian Oeeu, covering l/TQi a. flie eaitb, is, like most 4^ the world's oceans, a source of mystery and a subject A l)elated exploration. The World Almanac notes that scientists- studying this ocean found, for example, that off Sumatra the water undulates in- 240'foot swells twice the sizeof the largest known wtfrnto vases. The caoBe of this itenemp;

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