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12 - Mar. 9/1959 Redlands Daily Facts {Daily iFacts Fullback Or Pull-Out? Britain's Prime Minister Macmillan was not, of course, breaking fresh ground when he proposed that the West consider some sort of pullback from central Europe in a move to stabilize the peace. This is a notion the Russians have often put forward, and it popped up again in the Macmillan-Khrushchev communique following upon the prime minister's visit to the Soviet Union. Certain Westerners also have dwelled upon the idea. What is envisioned is some kind of largely demilitarized security zone standing as broad buffer between East and West in Europe. There would be severe limitation of both conventional and nuclear weapons and forces within the agreed area. As a general goal this seems on its face to have much to recommend it. The only trouble is in translating it into effective practical terms. The prime fact is that the conventional military forces of the Soviet Union are so much greater proportionately than those of the West in Europe that they constitute a constant major threat even when pulled back inside their own borders. They could roll back into the agreed buffer zone in a flash, and overrun abandoned Western defense points to gain a crucial momentum toward the Atlantic and the English Channel. Unless these massive forces should be drastically reduced in a general disarmament program, any pullback plan amounts to the West yielding up vital NATO forward positions in return for the dubious advantage of a Russian withdrawal which could be speedily reversed. There is nothing new in this equation. It has always been the sticker in any plan for a central European pullback. No firm evidence exists today that the Russians are any closer than before to accepting the disarmament limitations necessary to make such a plan safe for the West. We would like nothing better than to give the Soviet Union guarantees of its own security from attack by us. But we cannot cast these into concrete terms, into the hard reality of pullbacks and buffer zones, until we get enforceable guarantees that they in turn will not attack the West Billboard Plague (Riverside Press) We're not the only ones worried about the spreading plague of billboards along U. S. Highway 60-70-99 in the Palm Springs area. The following is what George Lower, editor of The (Hayward) Daily Review, a newspaper covering the area east of Oakland, has to say. on the subject: The mountains surrounding Palm Springs wear epaulets of snow. The countryside is lovely in its stretch from the highway to those vaulting sweeps of crag and peak. Bordering that highway are billboards advertising a Nevada casino, a Los Angeles motel, automotive equipment and other items. These commercial displays in what might be described as a jackpot of natural beauty make mockery of the billboard industry's claim that it avoids placing boards at scenic spots. The only scenic areas that are truly safe from billboard encroachment are those that are protected by law. The state's freeway landscaping program recognizes that fact. The Palm Springs highway is similar recognition of it, but in reverse. We would add only that the problem is fast worsening, while Riverside County officials debate how to go about curbing it. And, that we've also noticed that a growing majority of the offending billboards are being placed not by the beer and cigarette sellers, but by Palm Springs resort and nightclub proprietors — at least in the stretch of highway between Banning and the Palm Springs turnoff. Unless our officials get going on the problem, it appears the only controlling factor limiting the number of billboards along the roadside will be the billboard companies' rules on how close you can put them together and still have them seen by distracted motorists. The Newsreel Putting a man on the moon ranks low in preference among things that the man on the street wants science to do for him, but the real surprise is that "leave me alone" didn't top the list. The new look for men includes trousers without cuffs. This seems sort .of unnecessary in these relatively peaceful times, though we all remember that eliminating the cuffs on trousers was what won World War II. "Two-year-old child smokes cigarettes" reads headline. This opens up a new field for the infants' shoppe, with such items as a combination ash tray and rattle, to say nothing of a smoking jacket with matching diapers. One of Henry Luce's magazines irritates Bolivia, so how about sending his wife there as ambassador instead of wasting her talents on Brazil? Ike invites Prime Minister Macmillan to America, so that we can get the benefit of his opinions about Berlin and a look at what's new in hats. Unusual sunspot activity is reported. Old-timers will remember sunspots as the things that got blamed for everything before Ezra Benson came along. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore A wind swept in from the ocean, across.the Orange county coast plain, rose against the face of Jit. Santiago yesterday noon and in it a soaring bird rose on high. "A golden eagle," said Roy Winter, the U.S. Forest Service lookout. When he picked up his 7 power binoculars, however, and took a better look, he said: "Sorry. It's just a raven. We have lots of ravens up here. "But we do have golden eagles. I even know where they live. After watching them in the air so often I decided to find their nest. So each day I would keep working down the ridges until I found what I was looking for. "The nest was a big one. They must have used it for years. The female took exception to me and kept close vigilance. She would perch on a telephone pole and when I moved f;ir enough, she would fly up to the next pole." Trabuco canyon, which drains away from Santiago peak toward the coast, he said "was the ancestral home of the condors, in the days of the dons." Having dwindled to only a few specimens in all of Southern California, they are but rarely seen in the Santa Ana mountains, on the Orange- Riverside county boundary. "My wife and I did see one big fellow perched on a rock." Mr. Winter rccailed. "When we approached he sort of tumbled forward, as condors do. and then spread his wings to fly.*' The remote mountain top is not only visited by ravens, and eagles but by occasional whirlibirds. "They will call me from El Toro .Marine base once in awhile and ask for the wind direction and velocity," Mr. Winter said. "If they like my answer then in a few minutes a helicopter will appear. 'Sometimes they will come up in one of those flying bananas. They're big machines and seem to fill the parking space. What a dust they do churn up. "Sometimes they will come up in smaller helicopters and land out on the edge of the hill. Then they practice take offs and landings. "The forest service also uses helicopters. See our little heliport down there. 1 He pointed to a rough clearing of land on the brink of the ridge.' Wiien we get a fire in the back country here a man is supposed to fight it. but often he cant tell where it really is until he sees it from the air." Except for the Sunday motorists who find their way up tiie rough truck trail from Silverado canyon at this time of year, the lookout's most frequent visitors are radio maintenance men. Atop Santiago Peak there are 18 different radio relay systems. One of them takes signals directly from the 27th Air Division at .Norton AFB and bounces them on out to radar stations on the coastal islands, such as San Clemente. Others serve the California Highway Patrol, the Division of Highways, the U.S. Forest Service, Orange County police and many additional public agencies. Mr. Winter's "solarium" perches atop the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph company building. Although not as large as the micro-wave radio relay station now being completed on Keller Peak within sight distance of Redlands, the Santiago Peak station is an impressive structure. The equipment there relays hundreds of telephone conversations between the relays at Mt. Wilson and Mt. Palomar. "You could be talking to Chicago through this station and if a tube blew nut you would only hear a click." Mr. Winter said. "Then the equipment would automatically switch over to another bank. The dispatcher would be warned of the failure. "In fact they can monitor everything that goes on here with surprising detail. My wife keeps the building clean. She has to report by phone when she is doing something. When she is finished the dispatcher wih call back, sometimes, and say, 'But you forgot to close the fire door'. It's as if they could actually see this place." While the lookout is a man of happy disposition he is frankly worried ahout the I9."i3 fire year. "I've only hnd about 13 inches of rainfall tip here." he says. "At an elevation of 5,fi!>l feet, that's not good. Wo. are already in the danger season, and this is only March." One Minute Pulpit For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us. leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.— I Peter 2:21. If you want your neighbor to see what the Christ spirit will do for him. let him see. what it has done for you. — Henry W. Beecher. New Recreation Director Named SACRAMENTO <UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown has appointed A. Wayne Bartholomew, Sacramento as state director of recreation. Bartholomew, a 49-year-nld Democrat, will replace Lee Helscl, Sacramento, as the head of the agency charged with developing California's recreational resources. His salary will be set by the state recreation commission. Peace Porridge Hot, Peace Porridge Cold— ASSIGNMENT: WASHINGTON Peanut Vendors Toast Solons With Their Favorite Product -..nee. Inc. Teletips TV-Radio Log TOP SHOW — 7:30 Chan. 7 Ernie Kovacs will be host for "Highspots of the Greatest Show on Earth." Kovacs will 'act as guide through attractions of the Ringling Bros, and Barnum and Bailey Circus at Charlotte, N.C. Coliseum. 8:00 Chan. 11 You Are There. "The Death of Socrates." 8:00 Chan. 4 Restless Gun. 9:00 Chan. 4 Peter Gunn. 9:00 Chan. 2 Desilu Playhouse. Lucy and Desi are joined by Fred MacMurray and his wife J u n, e Haver for a Nevada uranium hunt. 9:00 Chan. 7 Voice of Firestone. Joe Stafford, Jimmie Rodgers, Paul Weston in "Americana." 9:30 Chan. 4 Alcoa Theater. "Man of His House." 10":30 Chan. 2 Movie. Drama ("361 "Next Time We Love." James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan. Ray Milland. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 70, lowest 47. Frank L. Robertson, Mission constable, and James Martinez, Vucaipa constable, both announce intention to seek re-election. Julia Van Dyken, Lee Van Bovcn and Julia Brown, representing Redlands Christian school, walk off with three firsts in spelling competition with 135 students from 20 Christian schools in Southern California. Plans being drawn for new- Temple Baptist church at Highway 99 and Cypress. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 70, lowest 38. Bob Hope and troupe, including Doris Day, Phil Harris and Frankie Reraley present regular radio show from Redlands as Optimist Boys Ranch benefit and bring in approximately SI.000. Three proposed constitution changes to be up for consideration at Chest annual meeting including one to increase the board membership to allow a representative from each of the eight agencies. ' FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 75. lowest 43. Frank Kimball reports sale of his cannery on Alta street to a religious organization which will put the business to use for its own supplies. PTA women start house-to- house canvasses for the Redlands Post-war planning committee headed by Dr. Elam Anderson. Ed Taylor to represent Redlands High in Native Sons nf Golden West oratorical contest tn Los Angeles. BEES ARE RESTLESS WASHINGTON <UPP—Bees apparently are getting ready for spring. The Agriculture Department's semi-monthly "Honey Market News" reports that "bees are bp- coming restless and are in need of warmer weather." NOTICE TO CREDITORS .No. 28631 In the Mailer of the Estate of IRVING F. DAVIS. Deceased. Notice is hereby given by the un­ designed. Gordon T. Davis and Hubert L. Davii. as the Executors of the Last Will of Irving F. Davis, deceased, to the creditors of. and all persons having claims against the said deceased, to present them, with the necessary vouchers, within six months after the first publication of this noUce, to said Executors at the office of F. A. Leonard. Suite 6. Investment Building IP. O. Box 276i. Redlands. California, which said office the undersigned selects as a place of business in all matters connected with said estate, or to file them with the necessary vouchers, within six months after the first publication of this notice, in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County of San Bernardino. Dated March 2. 1059. GORDON T. DAVIS and HUBERT U DAVIS. As Executors of the Last Will of Irving F. Davis, Deceased. F. A. LEONARD. Redlands. California. Attorney for said Executors. 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Fair 7—Music Bingo 9—Cookin 11—Steve Martin 13—Guide Post 3 p.m. 2. 8—Brighter Day 3—Margo Cobey 4. 9. 10—Movie; 7—Feat Clock 13—June Levant 3 :tr, 2. 8—Secret Storm 11—Theater 3:30 2. ft-Edge of Nlte 3. 7—Who U Trust 5—Tricks-Treats 4 p.m. 2—Vagabond 3, 7—Bandstand 5—Cartoons 8. 13—Movie 11—Comedv Time 4:30 2. 4— Movie 11—Little Margie Monday < p .m. KABC—Airwacth KF1-KNX—News KHJ—Sports 5:15 KRJ-KFI-News KABC—News, Spts KNX—Carol Alcott 5:30 KABC—Winter. Air Watch KHJ—Stern, Foster KNX— T Harmon KFI—Feature Wire 5:45 KNX—Goss KHJ—Music 6 p.m. KABC-KHJ—News KNX—Sports KFI—Journal 6:15 KABC -LVily. HarVy KFI—News. Sporls KHJ-KNX News 6:30 KABC—News Tuesdan 7:00 a.m. KABC—J. Trotter KFI—News KHJ-KNX-News 7:15 KFI—Hit the Road KHJ—Brundige KNX—Bob Crane 7:30 KHJ-KNX News 7:45 KFI-KHJ—News KNX—H. Babbitt 8 :00 a.m. KNX—Bob Crane KFI—Hit Road KHJ—Cliff Engls 8 :15 KHJ—News. 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KFI—News KHJ—Fulton Lewis KNX—News 4:15 KNX—Weaver KHJ—Hemingway 4:30 KHJ—Geo Fisher 4:45 KHJ— News By Ed Kotcrba WASHINGTON — There thr.y were in this little side room on the first floor of the Capitol. These were the peanut vendors from down-town toasting our peanut politicians and roasting our Ezra Taft Benson. I hung around, since it was a free feed for hungry reporters, as it was for nearly 100 starving lawmakers. It was some repast. Almost everybody was balancing a plate of peanut-fed ham, nut rolls, and peanut salad in one hand and a cup of peanut soup and a slice of banana-peanut pie in the other. If they could only balance the budget that well: Soon, breathing space had shrunk so, that I figured either that room had gotten smaller or the folks had gotten fuller. "What alxv.it calories in peanuts'.'" I kept asking everybody. The munchors and crunchers kept shushing me, saying that, alter all, this festival was subsidized by the National Peanut Council, and guests should avoid bad words. The council's excuse for the fancy lunch was that it was Peanut Week. Senator John Sparkman D..Ala.' finally gave in. "Calories'.'" he said. "Ho, ho. just enough to give you the energy you need." He then spoke on behalf of those peanut growers in Alabama. "I like peanuts so much that I eat them raw — right out of the patch in my backyard." The man in the dark suit who represented the peanut people said it wasn't the peanuts that had the calories but the stuff people doctored them up with, like when the nuls are boiled in fat. Dorothy Von, secretary to Representative E. L. Forrester 'D..- Ga.i emerged from hither bearing some peanut cake for Representative Fran!: Boykin 'D.. Ala.i. "I'm always eating pea­ nuts," she said. She was slim and pretty. Doykin, the court's jester of the House, sang out: "Why, you-all know peanuts are made for love. Everything's made for love." He said that any human or animal could survive on peanuts alone if they drank enough water. The man from the peanut people said: "Ever see a monkey, the way he goes after peanuts: Monkeys are smart." Representative Dan Flood (D.,Pa.) sailed into the room. "You grow peanuts in Pennsylvania?" I said. "No," He said, "But I know as much about peanuts as anthracite coal." And he introduced a man from his district, Frank English, President of Planter's Peanuts out at Wilkesbarre. Flood drifted back into the conversation and poured it on our Secretary' of Agriculture. "I found out." he said, "that Benson just dropped the price support on peanuts $25 a ton." His stiff-tipped black mustache quivered and he said. "I think v.e ought to drop Benson — at the earliest possible moment." After that the guests spent more time shelling poor .Mr. Benson than they did eating peanuts. The party went off well, except that it started a bit late because the chef. Ernest Zohn, cut his finger slicing the peanut-fed ham. Someone took him to Doc Claver's office and then down to the Health and Welfare dispensary at the bottom of the hill. He would have been back in time except somebody in Claver's office filled out the form incorrectly. The form stated "that Zohn cut his thumb, and the poor fellow couldn't get treated until the error was corrected. Back to Senator Sparkman. He skipped the peanut desserts and went across the corridor to the House restaurant for a glass of buttermilk. IN HOLLYWOOD 42 Emmies, A Vote From Monaco And A "Merry Widow" By Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD — Hollywoodites Are Talking About: The TV Emmy Awards increased from 28 tn 42 categories for this year's May 6 telecast. That's a category for nearly everybody with the possible exception of those stagehands whose shadows and legs are still being caught by cameras on live shows. . . . Lorrie Collins. 17-year-old singing idol of the rock 'n' roll set, revealing her Jan. 4 marriage to Stewart Carnell. 26-year-old manager of singer Johnny Cash. Before meeting Carnell, Lorrie Dated Ricky Nelson and Bob Mitchum's son. Jim. . . . The trial separation of Dorothy Shav, the. Park Avenue Hillbilly, and her hubby of less than a year, public relations man Dick Looman. . . . Hollywood attorneys huddling again on a property settlement for Deborah Kerr and husband Tony Bartley. She's expected to wed writer Peter Yiertel. as soon as both are free. . . . Linda Christian's eye opener for the smart sot at a P.ilm Springs costume chr.rity ball. The ex-wife of the late Tyrone Power came as "The Merry Widow." The worst 'nste of the year on anyone's list. . . . New movies gelling older and older. N'IW Walt Disney will remake "Pol'yanna." which starred Mary Pickford way back in lf>20. The new title will be "The Glad Game." . . . George Murphy making his first bid as a TV star, teamed with Martha Scott. They will headline a new comedy series, "You're Only Young Twice," for release in the fall. The story line is about a couple facing life again without responsibilities after their children are married. . . . The exhibition of the Van Gogh collection at the Los Angeles Art Museum. Later, at a party, someone said, "We ju.-t saw that wonderful Van Gogh show." To which a lah-dee-dah cutie asked: "What channel?" Cnnnee Boswell signed for th." roles of a biues singer in Jack Webb's new telefilm series, "Pete Kelly's Blues." Jack will direct the series, which debuts Tuesday. March 31, en NBC. ... The Frank Sinatra-Sammy Davis Jr. palship going into the deep freeze. Reportedly because of a press interview Sammy gave in Chicago. . . . Fess Parker (Davy Crockett) headed for a radio song hit — "Strong Man." Another "15 Tons." . . . The new membershio roster of the Film Academy listing Grace Kelly as "Princess Grace de Monaco." Her annual Oscar ballot is mailed across the Atlantic and she never fails to vote. . . . Ricky Nelson's "There'll Never Be Anyone Else but You" passing the million mark on sales in three weeks. . . . Ring Crosby about the TV western epidemic: "I'm not knocking their racket. I'm tickled to death to see so many actors and horses working. These series give the horses work — and I'm in favor of horses working." . . . THE FAMILY DOCTOR Glasses Are Only Treatment For Far-And Nearsighted By Edwin P. Jordan, M. D. Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a common condition. I am not even sure that it couldn't b" called a disease. Many young people who arc farsighted need glasses to help them read or tn perform other kinds of close work without fatigue. Farsightedness may or may not become progressive. In a way, it should 'not be considered serious, since usually the visual difficulty can be overcome by carefully fitted glasses. A hyperopic. or farsighted. eye needs a convex glass of just the right strength to cause the light rays to focus clearly at the back of the eye. or retina. By this means, objects held closer to the eye become clear and sharp instead of blurred and indistinct. This, of course, does not "cure" the underlying condition but merely corrects the eyesight. In answer to one inquirer, I doubt if anyone would advise a person with farsightedness not to marry for this reason alone. Apparently some varie'ies of farsightedness do have an hereditary factor, but the chances of children of such a person having severe farsightedness are fairly remote, particularly if the other parent is normal in this respect. Nearsightedness is called myopia. Here a fairly strong hereditary tendency exists. The eyeball is almost always lengthened in myopia. That is. the distance between the front of the eye and the back is greater than it should be. What causes nearsightedness is not exactly known. It seems to be particularly common among the highly educated groups and those who study excessively or do a lot of close work with their eyes. Trying to read poor print, poor lighting, faulty posture, poor construction of desks and poor health seem to contribute to development of nearsightedness. Most of those who are nearsighted do not have any particular symptoms except that distant objects look blurred. Those with myopia can continue to do close work like reading or sewing with perfect comfort. But they need concave glasses to make distant objects clear. Mention should also be made of a condition called presbyopia. This involves a loss of focusing ability in the older years. It may affect normal, nearsighted, or farsighted people. Correction requires a stronger glass for reading than is needed for distance. If distance correction is necessary bifocals (or even trifocals) are often advised.

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