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8 - Mar. 10,1959 Redlands Daily Facts With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Born in Poland in. 1844. and a renowned success on the European stage, Helena Modjeska made her first English speaking appearance in San Francisco in 1877. An instant hit, she made a starring tour of the United States, returned to Europe and then came back to this country to live and to complete her career as a tragic actress. Strangely, for a woman whose stage life had centered in great cities, she chose to build her home in a remote canyon on the westerly slope of the Santa Ana mountains. 19 miles from the city of Orange. Distant though her home was > from the cities, it became famous. This was in part due to the familiarity of her name and also to the prestige of the visitors wfio made the pilgrimage to her home. They included every Pole of note, in California, such as Ignace Paderewski, the pianist and statesman. Sunday we wandered to the spot she made famous. Nothing remains except a tall, rock chimney with a fireplace that is "20 feet above ground level. Scattered lumber suggests that the final remains of the house were dismantled in recent years. The California State Park Commission has not forgotten her, for an Historical Landmark is affixed to a stone monument just across the street. It reads: "Modjeska's Home. Famous as the home of Madame Modjeska, one of the world's great actresses, it was designed by Stanford White in 1888 on property called the Forest of Arden. Sold soon after her retirement, it remains a monument to the woman who contributed immeasurably to the cultural life of Orange County." Fifty years have passed since the death of Modjeska and i t would probably be hard to find any neighbor, in the adjacent colony of mountain- resort type homes, who ever saw her. Today's living attraction in Modjeska's Forest of Arden is the Tucker Bird Sanctuary maintained by the California Audubon Society. To the casual eye this appears to be merely a rustic cabin on the brink of a stream. But as you enter the property and look at the first telephone pole you see that it is a particularly succulent one. having been drilled full of holes by woodpeckers. Just in case you have missed this observation your attention is likely to be called to it by a red-headed fellow going "rat-a-tatt-tatt-tatt." Walking on across the bridge to the cottage you hear sounds as if you were entering an aviary — the cooing of doves, the calling of the quail, and the^i what sounds like a hive of bees. But the hum is not from bees at all. but from the largest squadron of hummingbirds you are likely to find in flight anywhere. They are attracted by a couple of dozen bottles of red sugar water from which they are free to feed. They hover in flight, stick their bills through anti-bee screens, and sip the artificial nectar. Nothing seems to frighten them, even the flood lights at dusk which make the iridescent red on their throats seem positively electric. Just below the hummers are trays of peanuts, bread crumbs, chick scratch and sunflower seed. Busily gorging themselves on this free lunch are San Diego tohees, ordinary tohees. doves, quail, spat- rows, finches and all the rest of the native birds. For those who like to watch birds at close range the Tucker Sanctuary is a novel place to go. As Modjeska is but a legend in Modjeska canyon, silver is almost gone from Silverado Canyon, the next drainage to the west. Again the state has come to the rescue with an Historical Landmark, reading: "Silverado. Located in Canyada de la Madera (Timber Canyon) Silverado was a mining boom town founded in 1878 when silver was discovered nearby. During the colorful life of the boom, 187881. miners flocking to the area, established a thriving community, served daily by stage from Los Angeles and Santa Ana." At the local gasoline pump we learned that the aging remains of one silver mill can still be found. During the depression one family did eke out a living there but since 1 the beginning of World War II there has been no mining at all. Now some 1200 people live in a community resembling Kilkare in our own Mill Creek canyon. They are mostly year-around residents and work in Orange county, but not as miners. CERTIFICATE OF PARTNERSHIP TRANSACTING BISIXESS UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME We. the undersigned, certify that we are partners conducting a genera! woman's apparel and retail dress shop at 102 Orange Street in the City of Redlands. County of San Bernardino. State of California, under the flctitioui name of FAVE-RENE STYLE SHOP. The names in full of all the members of said partnership and their respective residences are as follows, to-wit: Faye Hardwick. 30 Crafton Ct., Redlands. California. Irene Steele, 305 Bond Street, Redlands. California. Dated: February 20th. 195!). FAVE HARDWICK, IRENE STEELE. State of California. i County of San Bernardino t ss. On this 20th day of February. 1959. before me. Paul B. Wilson, a Notary Public in and for said County and State, residing therein duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared Faye Hardwick and Irene Steele, known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that they executed the same. In Witness Whereof. I have hereunto w?t my hand and affixed my official seal the day and year In this certificate first above written. PAUL B. WILSON. Notary Public in and for said County and State. ISEAH Filed with County Clerk Feb. 24. 1959. State Should Have No Additional Holidays A bill to establish in state law a new holiday schedule for city employes has been introduced in the legislature by Assemblyman R. H. McCollister. Under AB 1T7S regular, full time city em­ ployes would have a minimum of 11 holidays each year. These would be New Year's Day, Lincoln and Washington birthday anniversaries, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Admission Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. All statewide election days would be holidays. In even numbered years this would mean holidays at the beginning of June and November. This proposal is extragavant and should be killed in committee. It includes holidays which are strictly nominal, such as Admission Day and Columbus Day. There is no genuine patriotic ardor attached to them, and there is no real reason to knock off work for the day. AB 177S assumes that it is more important to observe all holidays—nominal or genuine—than to get the business of a city conducted. There are just too many off days and too few work days. Apply the McCollister bill to the calendar and look at the result. In the second week of September this year city employes would work only three days—Tuesday. Thursday and Friday, and would be off Siyiday, Monday—Labor Day, Wednesday—Admission Day, and Saturday. The second week in November of 1960 would also be comprised of four off days (Sunday, election day, Admission Day and Saturday) and later in the month there would be Thanksgiving. Instead of increasing the number of legal holidays the state should be decreasing them. The pattern of reform was correctly established when the banks went to a five day week. It was then recognized that the holiday calendar should be tightened up, eliminating the marginal holidays which are without substantial meaning. Tantrum—Not a Revolution When talk swings around to the angry young men and the beat generation, the notion can easily develop that individual protest really wells up in the chests of America's folk. But the evidence from a variety of surveys, including some recent ones, is to the contrary. Most of our youngsters seem to want a shell of security put about them. Their hope is for a safe, sure job, a solid family setup, and so on. Nothing wrong in wanting some fundamental assurances, in seeking the good, stable things of life. But there is more to it than just that. Life is also risk-taking, fist-shaking, fighting for a cause, breaking old molds, daring new ground. The samplers generally suggest that very few of our young people care to involve themselves in these adventures as they advance toward maturitv. They fear the unknown, the uncertain. They wish fervently for the predictable. And even the "angry" and the "beat" do not markedly alter this broad portrait of the country's youth. The protest of the beat group, if protest it can be called, is simply withdrawal from the troubled age they find themselves in. This is no bold, individualistic striking out against a society encrusted with barnacles. It is a shrinking from combat that negates individuality in a way far worse than that of the security-seeking youth who accepts his world yet wants no trouble from it. As for the angry ones, their protests are vigorous enough. The main difficulty appears to be that in almost every instance they are swinging so hard and so often that they are blind to the many good things around them, and take no time to search out and promote constructive answers to the dilemmas of our age. Protest that is merely a howl of pain or rage isn't sufficient We need men today, as we always have, who are willing to hurl themselves against the untried wall, to venture down the dark, tangled path, to strike out toward a horizon which shimmers in a haze of uncertainty. •If we don't get enough of them, the day will come when an unseen but powerfully felt limit will check our freedom. We will be traveling an ever narrowing closed course, with our aspirations and our achievements contracting with each diminishing circuit we make. "he Newsreel The Writing Paper Manufacturers association reports more stationery is being used than ever before, although the parents of young folks away at college can't imagine by whom. Thrift is something like ski-jumping. If you don't learn it early, chances are you'll never get the knack. Now that John Foster Dulles is ill everyone realizes how essential he is. This makes those of us who have been home in bed for a week without anybody noticing feel properly humble. Doctors who have reviewed the health records doubt that George Washington would have been accepted for military service by today's standards. It's rather hard to think of him as being, in addition to all his other firsts, the country's first 4-F. On exhibition in New York is a tiny head of Abraham Lincoln, carved from a sapphire and "easily recognizable." Sure, but let's see somebody carve an easily recognizable head of Millard Fillmore that small. - W£U, iF YOU KNOWS Of A 3£TTGR. % OP TD/th Teletips TELEVISION and RADIO TOP SHOW — 7:30 Chan. 7. When Bronco Layne 'Ty Hardin) is accused of murdering his best friend to get a partnership in a Sold mine, his life hangs on the slim thread of the soundless testimony of a mute in "Silent Witness," a "Cheyenne" drama. 9:00 Chan. 7 "The Rifleman" is asked to help an old friend who is a wanted man, in a strange plan to turn him in. 8:00 Chan. 4 George Gobel. Patrice Munsel. Johnny Cash. Paul Lyne guests. 8:30 Chan. 2 Red Skelton. 9:00 Chan. 2 Garry Moore. Jane Powell, Ed Wynn, Sue Carson, Mills Brothers. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 61, lowest 49. Group headed by Dr. S. X. Seltzer and Dr. Sidney Milbank to hold second meeting looking toward formation of a local safety council. Jack A. Beaver takes out nomination papers to run for T3rd district assembly seat being vacated by Stewart Hinckley. Grand Jury levels strong criticism at "shocking" conditions in juvenile hall which had previously been blasted by a visiting group of Redlands teachers. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 65 lowest 35. City property tax deadline passes and 420 properties fail to get under the wire. Bill Stanley and Bob Rosenber- gcr of UR basketball quintet make first string all-conference. Some 600 Girl Scouts of the Redlands area council to have special 37th birthday celebration at Clock auditorium Saturday. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 80 lowest 47. Glenn Emmerson withdraws from City Council race since he has learned he might be recalled to service after August. National Ski Patrol widens search of San Bernardino mountains for Liberator bomber missing seven days. Steve Xash-Boulden takes temporary charge of Yucaipa Forestry station upon retirement of E. P. Guthrie. One Minute Pulpit Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. — Eccl. 5:1. Persecution has not crushed the church; power has not beaten it back: time has not abated its forces; and what is most wonderful of all, the abuses of its friends have not shaken its stability. — Horace Bushnell. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REM. Notice Is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 3440.1 of the Civil Code of the State of California, that James R. Dicklson and Hazel M. Dickison. husband and wife. Vendors, of 12UR California Street. Yucaipa. California, intend to sell to Perry D. Broek, a married man. as his sole and separate property, Vendee, of 12111 California Street. Yucaipa. California, all that certain personal property consisting generally of all stock in trade, fixtures, equipment and good will of a certain Gift Shop business known as Dick & Hazel's Gifts, in the City of Yucaipa and located at 12118 California Street. Yucaipa. California, and that the purchase price thereof will be paid at 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 24th day of March. 1959, at the office of the Yucaipa Escrow Service Co., Escrow No. 6513. .15034 Yucaipa Blvd . P O. Box 151. Yucaipa. County of San Bernardino. State of California. Dated March 9th. 1959. JAMES R. DICKISON. HAZEL M. DICKISON. Vendors, and/or PERRY D. BROCK. Vendet. (c) Color Telecast Tuesday H p.m. 2. 4. 8— Movie 3. 7—Bandstand 5—Cartoons 5—J. J. Anthony 11— Topper 5:30 3—Jet Jackson 5—Bozo 7—Ad»<nture Tim* 9—Criswell 11—Science Fiction 5.-45 9 —News « p .m. 3. 4—News .V—Popeye T—Joe. Palooka 8—San Diego 9—Cartoon Express 11—Frontier Dr. 8:15 2, 4. 8—News 13—Cal Tinner 6:30 2—Cartoons 3—Name Tune • 4—Curt Massey 5—News, Snorts 7—Great Life 8—Death Vallev 13—Robin Hood 6:45 4. 11—News 7 p.m. ! Wednesday , 7:00 a .m. 2, 8—Kangaroo i 4, 10—Today 7:45 ! 2, 8—News 8:00 a.m. 2— Miss Brooks 5—Cartoons 8—Star Hour 8:30 2—Amos n Ar-'v 5—Red Rowe 7—Reduce 8:45 7—Milan! 9:00 a.m. 2-8—Playhouse 4. 10—Do Re Mt 9:30 2. 8—Godfray 3, 4. 10—Tre?.s. Hnt. 7—Great Life 11—.l?ck LaLanne 10:00 a.m. 1. 8—1 Love Lucy 3. 4. 1 (1— Pr;c» Rite 5—Red Rowe 7—Cartoons II—Little I.i.treie 10:30 2-8—Top Dollar 3. 4. 10—Concentrat 5—Harrv Babbitt 10:M •i_T,»d. Thr»« Lives 2— People's Choice 3—28 Men 4—Rescue 8 5—Billy Daniels 7—Roy Rogers 8—Father Knows 9- Little Rjuu-als 11—This Is Alice 13—Treasure 7:30 2—Tell Truth 4.10—Dragnet 3.7—Chevenne 8—This Day 9—Oscar Levant 11-3—3 Stooges 13—World Wonders 8 p.m. 2. 8—Godfrey 5—Night Court 11—CoL Flack 13—W. Winch! File 8:30 2.8— Red Skelton 3—Sea Hunt 4.10—Geo Gobel (e) 7—W. Earp 11—Linkletter 13—Movie 9 p.m. I—Garry Moore 3—Rescue 8 4. JO—Geo. Burns 5—Medic 7—Rifleman 8.9—Movie 11—N.Y. Conflnden. 9:30 J 1:00 a.m. 2. 8-Love of Life 3, 4.10—Tic Tac Do 5—Romper Room 7—Married Joan 9—Film J 1:30 2, 8—Tomorrow 3, 4. 70—Could Be U 7—Peter L. Hayes 9—Matinee 11:45 7, 8—rruidir.g Lite 12 noon 2—Irwin Berke "3. 4.10—Truth. Cns. .">—Uncle Luther 8—Elizabeth 11—Sheriff John 12:15 7—Mv Hero 12:30 ?. 8—Word T-rr!« 3, 4. 10—Hgis. Egis. 7—Play Hunch 11—Ctrtnons 1:00 p.m. 2-8—Jim Dean 3. 4.10—Dr. Malone 5— Movie 7—Liberace 11—Mickev Rooney 1:30 2. 8— KOI:?.T F.-rtv 3, 4. 10—These Rts. 7—Dr. I. Q. 3. 7-Naked Citv 4. 10—B. Cumings 5— Flynn Theater 11—Dial 999 10:00 p.m. 2. 11—News 3. 4. 10— Califnians 5—Divorce Hearing 7—Theater 11-News 13—Tom Ducgan 10:15 11—Paul Coates 10:30 2—Movie 3—Man on Spot 4—African Patrol 7—News 10:45 7. 9—News 11—Movie 11 p.m. 3—IndnMrv 4.5. 8—N^ws 9—Bowllnr 11.-15 3.4—Jack Parr 5—L. Finley 7—Let's Dance 13—Tom Duggan 11:30 5. 4.8—Jack Paar 12 midni-o 2. 7. 9—Moris 12:30 4—Playhouse 11—Movie 11—District Atty. 2 p.m. 2. 8—3I« Paroff 3, 4.10—Queen Day 7—Day In Court 11—Paul Coates 13—Education 2:30 2. 8— Ver.'xt Yr.r , 3, 4.10—Cntv. Fair 7—Music Bingo 9—Cookin 11—Steve Martin 13—Guide Post 3 p.m. 2. 8—Brighter D.-.y | 3—Margo Cobey I .4. 9. 10—Movie 1 7—Beat Clock 13—June Levant ":15 : 2. 8--S Storm I 3:30 2. 8—K'lge nf Night 3. 7—Who U Trust 5 Mi'idv 4 p.m. 2—Vagabond 3. 7—Bandstn-.' S—Cartoons 11—Comedy Ti: 13—Movie 4:30 2. 4—Movie , 3— Bandstand 11 -T.ittle MariHe Tuesday S p.m. KABC—Air Watch 6:30 KABC—News KFI—City Di." KFI-News, Weatn KSJ. - ??",, KHJ-Sporta KNX—Music KNX—E. IV Morrow 6:45 S-IS KFI—Financir.l KFI—News !KABC-Sporta KABC—News, Air Watch KHJ-S. Fullrr KNX—C. Alcof 5:30 KHJ-News KABC—Winter. Ai Watch KFI—Feature Wire 7 p.m. KHJ—F. Lewis. Jr. "ABC—Sid Walton KFI—Relax KNX—Amos 'n Andy 7:15 KHJ—Answer 7:30 KNX-Tom Harmon ftf <™.rrow 5:4, KABC— Anderson KHJ—Music Ki-I-K.^:. -News 6 p.m., KN."—Answer KHJ—News 7:45 I KFI—Life *_World KHJ-KABC — News KNX-City Editor KFI—Journal KNX—Snorts 6:15 KABC—Daly, Harv KFI—Sports KNX—L. Thorns* KHJ—Pinkiey 8 p.m. KHJ—News KABC—Carroll KNX—World Tonlte KFI—News 8:15 KNX—Geo. Walsh 8:30 KABC—Hollywood KHJ—Army Hr. 9 p.m. KHJ—News. Music KNX—News, Opin'n KFI -NcTCs-r.!~htline KABC—Carroll S.-30 KHJ—N=ws. Music 10:00 p.m. KFI-KNX—News KHJ—News. Music 10:15 KFI—Man On Go Ian KHJ—News i KNX—Snorts 10:30 KFI—Called Ufe KHJ—News. Music KNX—Phil Norman 10:45 KFI—Music . 11 p.m. KFI-KHJ-News 11:15 KNX—News. Music 11:30 KNX—Mus. till dawn i 12 midnlia KFI—Other Side Wednesday 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 KNX-KHJ N«ws 7:45 KFI-KHJ - News KNX—H Babbitt 8:00 a .m. KFI—Hit the road KHJ—Cliff Engle KNX—Bob Crane 8:15 KHJ-KNX— Newi 8:30 KFI—News KHJ—Rest Haven KNX—Bob Crane 8:45 KFI—Turn Clock 9:00 a.m. KABC—Brkfst. Club KHJ-News, Crowell KNX—News 9:15 KHJ—Learning KNX—Bob Crane 9:30 KHJ—N. Young KFI—Ladles Day 10:00 a.m. KABC—Am ache to 1 KHJ-News KFI—True Story KNX—Happiness 10:15 KHJ—Tello Test KNX—2nd Mrs. B'rn 10:30 KHJ—Guess Tuna KNX—Dr. Malone 10:45 KMPC—Baseball (Dodgers-R. Legs) KHJ—Crowell KNX—Ma Perklna 11:00 a.m. KHJ-News, Crowell KFI—Bandstand KNX—Whisper St*. 11:15 KNX—Next Door 11:30 KHJ-News, Crowell KFI—Notebook KNX—Helen Trent 11:45 KNX—EntertaJnm't KFI—News 12 noon KHJ-KNX—News 12:15 KNX—Mclnlncb KFI—Farm Report KHJ—Ccdrlc Foster 12:30 KFI—Life Story KHJ—Ed Hart KNX—Galen Drake J p.m. KABC—D. Crosby KNX—News, God'fv KFI—News. Matinee KHJ-News 1:30 KFI—Woman In hse KHJ—News. CrwL 1:45 KFI—Peppe r Young KHJ—News? Crowell KABC—D. Crosby KNX—House Party KFI—Fern. I ouch 2:30 KFI—1 Mans Fain. KNX—BUI Weaver 2:45 KFI—Dr. Gentry 3 p.m. KABC—Brning to I KFI—News KHJ—News. Crowell 3:15 KFI—Happy Tune 3:30 KNX—Phil Norman 4.-00 KHJ—F. Lewi* KFI—News KNX—News 4:15 KHJ—Hemingway KFI—M. Bennett KNX—Still Bill 4:30 KHJ—Geo, Fisher 4:45 KHJ—News ASSIGNMENT: WASHINGTON Hew Far Does Sovereignty Extend Into Space? By Ed Kolcrba WASHINGTON—What the congressmen wanted to know was what do you do with a Russian who disobeys a traffic signal in outer space? Out lawmakers also asked such searching questions like, would it be possible to bar taped singing commercials in orbiting things? Then there was the ponderous problems of what to do in case the Soviets turned the moon red. For this, so help me, they did have an answer. Before them, at the House Space. Committee, the gentlemen had two of the country's top experts on what the law should be where there isn't any air. The sorry truth is there are no space laws now, and the congressmen wanted to know why somebody doesn't hurry up and develop some. So they called up Francis Wilcox and Loftus Becker, head men in international organization and law from the State Department. .Mr. Wilcox said yes, there would be a traffic problem up there one of these days since other nations beside the United States and Russia will be sending up satellites in the future. So he suggested that a United Nations central depository could handle the traffic up there. But suppose, said Chairman Overton Brooks <D..La.> that we have a blinking traffic light system in orftit and a Russian comes swooping along and fails to heed it. What then? Well. now. that was the problem. The Russians, said Mr. Wilcox have a habit of ignoring international laws. Rep. Brooks envisioned a flock of spheres and cones cluttering the radio frequencies with a lot of gibberish. The depository, said the State Department man, would try to control that, too. This drew a plea from Rep. George P. Miller 'D..Calif> that somebody certainly ought to pass a law prohibiting anybody from sending up satellites with singing commercials. Now it was Mr. Becker's turn. He's a young man who described himself as a slightly negative lawyer. He said he wasn't worried about our Pioneer IV colliding with Russian's Solnik, and things like that. • But what would happen. Rep. James Fulton (D., Pa.), wanted to know, if Russia put a Red flag on the moon? Or worse yet, he said, "what if Russia hit it and kicked up a lot of dust and turned the moon red?" Mr. Becker poo-poohed that. Just hitting the moon, he said, doesn't give Russia a right to it. To gain possession, he said, would take a great deal more than just putting an object on anything. But he didn't elaborate. Mr. Fulton, however, worried still. What we'd probably have to do to outdo the Russians, he mused, would be put a red, white and blue band around the moon. Rep. Frank Osmers iR..N.Y.) sow grave implications in all this. "1 hope," he said, "they let our song writers know well in advance whether it's to become a red moon instead of harvest moon." Rep. Fulton wondered what recourse we would have if the Russians sent an X-100-type plane sailing over our country at an altitude of, say, 100 miles? That, said Mr. Becker, is the nut of the whole problem — where does sovereignty end in space? He said international law ought to determine just what type of orbiting objects may be permitted to go sailing over anybody's property. That got back to whether the Russians would obey the restrictions. The gentlemen, it seemed, gained little ground in their probe of space. So the matter will go before an 18-man United Nations Committee sometime in May. I'd say they'll have themselves a king-size headache. IN HOLLYWOOD Life Can Begin At 60—If You Are The 'Real McCoy' By Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD — Life can begin at 60, too. Danny Thomas made a great deal of it as master of ceremonies at a Hollywood Chamber of Commerce testimonial luncheon honoring 63-year-old Walter Brennan's 35 years as a "Real McCoy" actor. The "wisdom of age" Danny called it as he told a story about an 85-year-old carnival performer whose act was billed as a dive into a small pool of water from a 150-foot tower. While the crowd would stand in awe. the old boy would climb laboriously to the top of the tower. Then, breathless and with knees wobbli'ng. he would announce in a shaky, almost fear- stricken voice: "Now. would you like to see an 85-yenr-oId man dive into that little pool of water way down there?" The roar from the crowd would always be the same. A mighty "No." To which the 85-year-o 1 d would reply: "Thank you. Next performance will be at 11 p.m." Then, to ear splitting a p- plause. he would climb down the ladder and would return to his dressing room to rejoin an old pal in their cribbage game. "These old fellows look so harmless," Danny laughed. "But I lay to you, look out for these wise, old, harmless fellows." Danny didn't say it, but he was referring to the critical snickers two years ago when Walter Brennan brought his limp, h i s jumpy voice and the talent that won him three Academy Award Oscars to the cornball role of Grandpa Amos McCoy in the ABC-TV barnyard comedy series, "The Real McCoys." It was all just too, too corny, most of the critics agreed, and had little chance to survive in the TV rating battle. But today, thanks'to Walter's acting skill, "The Real McCoys" roosts with the nation's top 10 TV favorites. It was one of the reasons for the luncheon where Walter, all combed and scrubbed, and his wife P.uth. of 40 years, shared the dais with stars. Mayor Poulson of Los Angeles and California's Lieut. Gov. Glen Anderson. But it was also a tribute to a good man, and there were tears in his eyes when Brennan accepted state, city, TV and film academy awards and when he heard Barbara Stanwyck toast him and say. "I love you. Will you marry me?" THE FAMILY DOCTOR Is Alcohelism A Disease? Controversy Still Goes On Bv Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. . A knotty problem is raised by a reader: She asks whether alcoholism is a definite disease. Her husband she adds, won't go to a physician, to Alcoholics Anonymous, or to a clergyman. She wonders if one of them should come to the house to see him. Most students of the subject agree that the alcoholic patient must desire to be treated, must want to stick with the treatment, and must want to recover in order for any treatment to be effective. So unless the writer's husband changes his attitude, there probably would not be much gained by trying to force him. The question of whether alcoholism is a disease is a matter of controversy. Possibly sometimes it is"a disease and sometimes not. Among the material in my thick folder on the subject is a summary of lectures published under the auspices of the Alcoholism Subcommittee of the World Health Organization. This distinguishes two kinds of alcoholics: those who are addicts, or chronic drinkers, and those who habitually become drunk at periodic intervals. In the addict, after several years of excessive drinking, there is loss of control over the alcohol intake. This does not occur in the second group. Both are problems, but it is the alcohol ad­ dicts who show the extensive physical and mental changes. Several states of alcohol addiction are recognized. The first has been named the prealcoholic symptomatic phase-. At this time, the use of alcoholic beverages by the prospective addict is similar to that of the social drinker but he or she experiences a great feeling of relief and reward from drinking. The second phase is characterized by memory "black-puts." The person does not show signs of Intoxication, may carry on reasonable conversation and elaborate activities, but remembers nothing whatever about them the next day. At this lime he or she begins to sneak drinks, concealing this fact from others. Later there is loss of control so that drinking any alcohol at all starts a chain reaction which is felt by the drinker as a physical demand for more. He always gives himself an excuse. Often this is associated with aggressive behavior, followed by remorse. The strain may lead to dropping old friends or leaving jobs. Self-pity is common. In the final chronic phase of addictive alcoholism there are periods of prolonged intoxication with around-the-clock drinking. Thinking processes may be impaired and at this* time severe psychological changes are the rule. I

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