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Redlands Daily Facts 4 - Saturday, Mar. 7,1959 Three'Set' Fires Caused Major Damage Virtually all the damage caused by fire in the San Bernardino! National Forest in 1958 was from' the three "set" fires east of Redlands, Forest Supervisor Donald K. Bauer stated today in his annual report There were 140 fires within the: forest boundaries in 1938 which j» destroyed 2,325 acres of water -|J[ shed timber lands. But of these, four of them accounted for 1,743 acres. There were the Monkey Face fire in Mill] creek canyon, the Ford fire in Oak Glen the Wild wood cany u n fire, and a fire in Indian canyon. The Forest Service counts the first three of these as of incendiary origin. The remaining 136 fires were controlled with an average loss of only 4.2 acres per fire, the report states. Year-Long Problem Jlr. Bauer emphasized that the year's summary shows ". . . the important fact that on the San Bernardino National Forest, the fire season is in* reality a yearlong fire problem. The first "re within the forest occurred at 2 a.m. Jan. 1, 1958, and the last fire occurred at 4:40 p.m. on Dec. 29, 1953." Sixty nine of the 1958 fires were caused by human carelessness while 71 were caused by lightning. "Bapid, aggressive initial attack of all fires, adequate reinforcements and the judicious use of the new fire fighting tool, the aer-| ial borate tankers, reduced the area destroyed to 1,653 acres lessj than 1957 and 9,681 acres less than the 1953-57 five-year average," 3Ir. Bauer said. Fire Prevention Ads He noted that a fire prevention campaign was carried on in the Redlands-Yucaipa area where local merchants contributed more; than $500 worth of fire prevention advertisements. Local service clubs and agriculture associations contributed two large re- flectorized Smokey Bear fire prevention signs and several copies of fire prevention motion picture, films to the Forest Service library. He reported the aerial tankers] were used on 22 fires with a total of 285 flights. They dumped 232,840 gallons of borate solution on] troublesome areas on the fire lines. "Proper use of this new fire tool is proving its worth in facilitating control of forest-water-] shed fires," Mr. Bauer stated. He also lauded the use of the contract helicopter which, in the hands of a "trained helitack" crew, worked on 41 fires, made initial attack on five, dropped 1. 585 gallons of water to many cri tical areas and delivered 18.515 pounds of equipment and supplies to the fire line. In other related fields in 1958, the Forest Service: New Fire Roads Completed five miles of four- wheel drive fire road, four miles of fire breaks and two miles roadside hazard reduction work in the San Gorgonio Ranger district in cooperation with Zone Three Flood control district. Prepared intensive plans and preliminary surveys for some 800 miles of additional fire access roads badly needed for fire protection. Constructed four 10,000-gallon reinforced concrete water tanks partly through cooperation of Zone 5, Flood control, to supply water] for fire suppression on the Arrowhead Ranger district. Planted 97,000 new trees: 10,000 in the Wrightwood area, 72,000 in the 1956 McKinley Fire area near Lake Arrowhead, and 15.000 in the Converse' Flats-Horse Meadow area. Early this year, 165,000 seedlings will be planted and an estimated 200,000 young trees each year for the period 1960-65. • —NEA Teleehste BACK ON HER FEET — Audrey Hepburn cautiously leaves her home in Beverly Hills, Cal., for the first time since being injured in a fall from a horse on location at Durango, Mexico. Assisted by her husband, Mel Ferrer, Miss Hepburn is on her way to a hospital for an X-ray checkup. McMahon, Of Ciiizens-For Eisenhower, May Lose Out PH. PY. 3-4331 Today A Sun Cont. from 2 PM. Nominated Best Actor SPENCER TRACY Doris Day - Rich. Widmark TUNNEL OF LOVE ONBMA5COP£ News — Short Subject Starts Wednesday, Mar. 11 "SEPARATE TABLES" By LYLE C. WILSON United Press International WASHINGTON (UPIt—For the consideration of Lloyd F. McMahon are suggested herewith two thoughts for the day. McMahon is National Chairman of Citizens-for-Eisenhower- Nixon. He hus been chairman for a little more than a year and is ready now'to accept the job he had believed the chairmanship would lead to—a federal judgeship, preferably in the southern district of New York. The suggested thoughts for today are these: —Nobody loves a loser. —Gratitude and politics do not always mix. McMahon has a powerhouse of support for his ambition to become a federal judge. His name was proposed to President Eisenhower by two pals Gen. Lucius D. Clay and Clifford Roberts, a New York broker who also is an officer of Eisenhower's Georgia golf club. One version of the McMahon story is that he had reason to believe when he took the citizens' chairmanship in January, 1958, that the reward would be the federal bench. Neighbors Oppose Him Eisenhower is strong for McMahon. But there is a hitch. The political leaders of southern New York have refused to okay Mc-i Mahon's nomination. So, likewise, have both of New York's Republi can senators refused clearance. It looks like as dead a stymie as ever was laid on a putting green —but, maybe not United Press International was told that Clay and Roberts are urging the President to proceed without political clearance. Local political leaders have "complained before this that the Eisenhower administration had a bad habit of i nominating for federal jobs persons who had not been cleared by the home folk. It is not of immediate record however, that the President has rejected the negative advice of] interested politicians once they have been asked to clear a nom inee. That is what he is being urged to do now in behalf of McMahon. Such procedure would make McMahon's confirmation doubtful but not impossible. It By the 3rd century A.D., the Romans had built 11 aqueducts to supply water to Rome. These structures brought water from different sources in the distant hills, up to 50 miles away. One, 22 miles long, brought water into Rome merely to fill a large basin in which sham battles were fought to amuse the people. Two of the 11 aqueducts are still in use. C Encyclopedia, Britannic* PACIFIC DRIVE-IN THEATRES SJUIWUtMNO V TIMITYl DRIVE-IN \ James "Maverick" Garner "UP PERISCOPE" in Color Co-Hit — "City of Fear" PY S-0777 Show Daily 6:30 P.M. BASELINE DMtVCIN 2KUSn*li« CL S-4134 Jeff Chandler - June Allyson "STRANGER IN MY ARMS" Co-Hit — 'The Silent Enemy" would be stopped cold, however, if either of New York's senators informed the Senate Judiciary Committee or the Senate, itself, that the nominee was personally obnoxious. Senate Veto Unlikely That is one of the unwritten rules of Senate procedure. Rarely| does a senator feel so deeply about a nominee as to make such a public statement and there is no reason to believe that either of the New Yorkers would do so against McMahon. It is a noble snafu, however, a prime example of how the lower echelon of politicians dares to flout a President who cannot succeed himself, a real lame duck. Republican regulars will shed no tears if McMahon strikes out. The Citizens' movement which he heads usually has been in the party regulars' doghouse. The outfit was enormously successful in 1952-54-36, raising money from in dependents and Democrats who for various reasons preferred not to contribute to a regular party organization. Republican professionals, how-] ever, regarded the Citizens as lady and gentlemen amateurs, much too modern in their modern Republicans. The organization was charged, too, with promoting the 1956 stop-Nixon movement of] which General Clay was regarded as the headman. For McMahon, all of that is tough luck. Castro Flies To Santiago For Sentencing Of 43 SANTIAGO, Cuba (UPD— Premier Fid:I Castro flies here today for the sentencing of 43 Ba tista airmen he ordered retried after a revolutionary tribunal freed them of "genocide charges. The "review" tribunal wound up the second trial Friday night and chief defense attorney Aristides D'Acosta flew to Havana, where he told United Press International he believed the airmen would receive prison sentences He said he doubted whether any would be sentenced to death. D'Acosta, who was denounced by the "review" prosecutor as a 'lackey of Batista," arrived here accompanied by a Cuban plainclothesman under orders to report to army chief of staff Raul Castro, brother of the premier. However, he said, "I don't believe I am under arrest." The attorney, who has spent 18] years as a legal affairs expert for] the Cuban army, conducted what most Cuban lawyers called a brilliant" defense of the airmen. After the trial, he announced he was resigning his post to return to private practice in Havana. Castro, who will .discuss the trial and re-trial of the airmen in a speech before a mass rally here Sunday, indicated in a television interview in Havana Friday that most of the airmen would re-| ceive heavy prison sentences. The 43 airmen were acquitted at their original trial on charges of "genocide" in the bombing and strafing of civilians during the revolution against ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista- Castro rejected the verdict and ordered a new trial. He said Friday that the airmen "do not deserve to be absolved" of their crimes. The premier said the trial was] being used as a "pretext for a first big campaign against the! revolution because the reaction-! aries and the assassins are getting together." He also said the "enemies ofj the revolution are openly buying arms in Miami," and that neitherl Miami .authorities nor the FBI fcere 'rying to stop them. Stock Market Registers Fourth Weekly Gain By ELMER C. WALZER UPI Financial Editor NEW YORK (UPI) — Stocks registered their fourth weekly gain in the past week with thr industrial average reaching an intra-day high—a record top—at 615.77 on Wednesday. Industrials topped 605 on Monday 610 on Tuesday and were] near 612 at the close on Wednesday and Thursday. Then the Federal Reserve boosted the discount rate from 2V4 to 3 per cent in some centers. Thct brought a mild reaction Friday but left the market up on the .week. The market had been losing steam, and many took the discount rate boost as an excuse to realize some profits. But the selling failed to dislodge any large holdings and it quickly subsided with prices rallying from their lows. The market had been expecting this rise for a long time to bring the discount rate into line with other rates. Traders argued if the action were taken at this time by the Federal Reserve to get a better check on inflation the inflationary factor still was live for the stock market. The market also had many other things in its favor—the Pioneer IV getting into orbit around the sun: record steel production; higher auto output; higher retail trade; year-to-year gains in electricity output and car loadings and a sharp rise in construction awards. Berlin news was less ominous. Thursday Sets Rtfcord At the highs set at the close pn Thursday industrials were at their top level in history and so was the composite average of 65 stocks in the Dow-Jones calculation. Railroads touched their best price since Jan. 23 and utilities were at their best since June 10, 1930. The utilities managed to close the week at their high, dup Heating the Thursday close. At the finish on Friday, the in dustrial average stood at 609.52 up 6.02 points on the week and up 27.19 points in the past four weeks; rails 163.74 up 1.24 on the week and up 3.39 for four weeks utility 93.05 up exactly 1.00 on the week and up 2.65 for the four weeks and the 65 stock average 210.33 up 2.09 for the week and 7.68 for four weeks. The market had its best session on Tuesday when industrials ran up 5.75 points and rails gained 2.43 points. After that the gains dwindled until they amounted to only 0.03 on Thursday for indus trials and 0.47 for rails. Orbiting of Pioneer IV generated a whirlwind market for elec tronics issues for a time. The enthusiasm thus generated spread to all departments, including the recently backward oils. Coppers met demand as copper prices firmed further. Some of the steels performed well, notably Lukens. The motors had periods of strength which didn't last too long. There still are worries over the prospects for the auto industry with some curtailment of production already being ordered American Telephone during the Course of the trading set a new 29-year high. High Sales Told Trading quickened with sales for the week totaling 21.018,300 shares, most for any week since Oct. 17, 1958, when sales totaled 24,402,570 shares. That was the week of the previous attempt to shoot the moon—an attempt that failed. This time the scientists tried to miss the moon and put their satellite into orbit just where they planned it This week's sales averaged 4,203,660 shares, against a daily average of 4,088,807 in the previ ous week, which was cut to four days by the Washington's Birthday holiday. SHORT RIBS By FRANK O'NEAL Watbnal Stand* Where Jo Find Uenl KEEPSAKE DIAMONDS Enfifemeat and Wedding Slat*, Interlocking Mounting*. 212 Orange Harry G. Wilson Jeweler PY 343M ALLEY OOP By V. T. 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