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Of SaK Pogt 12, ScMurdor, ML 22, 1W9 ledlondi, Canf. 9f I Mfflsbin^ff'oiK Myfh end Mon (By Dm Oakley, NUA.) Americaiis are hero-makers but not really hero-worshipers. Like the Greeks, we want our gods to be larger than life yet still life- sized, with at least some of the faults and foiUes of ordinary men. That is why we love Lincoln — not just because he saved the Ihiion or freed the slaves but because of his humanness. A man of the humblest beginnings, a faOure for Riudi of his life, Lincoln rose to greatness but was all the greater for remaining always one of the people. That is why \i^le we admire we do not love Washington, the second greatest figure .in the American pantheon. Like Robert E. Lee, he was perhaps too fine, too noble, too pafridan for us to be able to identify with. Patridan — that is the word that describes Washington; one, as Webster defines it of high birth, distinguished by superior breeding and a high degree of cultivation; a finished gentleman. If America was ever to have had a nobility, it would have begun with Washington. Indeed, there were some who wanted to confer the title of king upon him. He would have none of it Nineteentfa-oentury historians made a demigod of Washington, and for good reasons, but it was to the lasting detriment of Wash- ingtcm the man. He was a big man—six-feet-two and 210 pounds — who enjoyed physical exertion. He liked lus cup of dieer and feminine company. Bad teeth plagued him all his life. The ill-fitting rhinoceros-horn false teeth he had to put up with distorted his mouth, making him reluctant to smile and causing him to appear sterner than be really was. Yet he was capable of fierce rages. He also knew deq»ir. During the British invasion of Manhattan in 1776, with his raw troops disintegrating around him, ignoring his conunands to stand and fi^t Washington was so disheartened and so lost his presence of mind that he would have been cairtured by the enemy had not an aide saxd his horse's bridle and led him to safety. We forget too, that the common people of the day loved him. A Frendi viator to the United States in 1793 wrote that everyniiere he went he oicountered expresdons of the affectirai the people fdt for the first president WasMngton also loved America, or what was at the be^nidng of the Revolution only the idea of America, an idea vUddi many of his contemporaries ladced breadth of vision enough to dare. Lincoln had the common touch; Washington was an aristocrat Yet as president Lincoln exerdsed an authoritarianism Washington never dreamed of. linooln seardied three years for a general; Washington was a general who for ^ years had constantly to try to patdi together an army. Lincoln preserved the Union, bat it was thanks to Washington tliat tlKie ever was a Umon to be preseived. IMfferait men 6t diflterent times, but not so very different after aH It is altogether fitting that we honor them both in the same month. Attacking the Foundation Croflwi Cftllfw Msdsd As Chairman of the Valley College Board, Ed Tasior has ijtmi assoranoe that Craftm WBB College win be bidit on tdne^aie. That is, a report of the Coordinating Coundl for ISgber Education, tfisoouragjng 2-year colleges fran having more tiian one campus, Is regarded as not intended to apply to the conditions here. The trustees deddon to construct a new campus on the ridge which divides the valleys in which Yucaipa and Redlands are stuated was the other ade of a coin. It complemented the deddon to not increase the size of the San Bernardino campus for reasons of encroadiing devdopments and eartbquate hazard. Since enrollment increases are sure to require mudi more plant than the district has now. the construction of the Oafton Idls campus makes sense. While the actual buildings ha\<e yet to' rise from the crest much of tlie work of creating a campus is found in the planning and financing stage. To cancel the Crafton Hills plans now would be to junk all of the proAictive effort that has been expended op to tliis time. That is un* tiiinkalile. The Newsreel A bright Sunder after a stretdi el bad weatiier it a busy time, with everyone attenfing the church and car wash of lytcfaoioe, Frerideot Nixon Is rQwted luvlng trail- He fOBng aome WaddngtOD vacandeSi Bdnr. about fipwlmtaling wIUi leaving tiiBB vacant? Tlie way we fed about it is we would latiier have wonen xidng laodionBi titan IjelUng The Almanoe Today is Saturday. Feb. 22. the S3rd day oC 19G9 with 312 to foUow. Tile moon is approacfaiiic its first quarter. Tbe momiiif stars ajr Venus and Saturn. On this day in history: In 1819 Florida was ceded to ttie United SUtes in a treaty with Spain. In U79 Frank Woolworth opened his first "five^cot" (tore in Uliea. N.T. Dminc the first wnia salei mcnced |2J0 a d«y. In un a graop el M womcB ia Miami. FIL. «rCiBiMd • Cirrie yattOB Brigad* to fight boodesfen, gamhlen. iBlSiSaaaelsa Idled a aa aHtbiiaate ia Botflwut Lihgm. A ttwitght fot tke day: Enest BeniBgway aaid: *TIM worid is a file place wmi mlh flghtiBg for." Timely ^Hofes Er Dirioen says anoOier gdddniddbeaiir themari- p«- c** intiiat h«* •* Ferhapc we ananapicioutet hy any thaiuy are Ae piopiiu tors of car wadi emporiums turning traiaad eaii loose oa the town? We get the impressiaa that some sadi deviltry is going on. Although we lock our bam doors at night, the cats manage to squeeze in. They prepare themselves for these nocturnal assaults by walking bade and forth on muddy ground. Upon sneaking into oar garage, they leap up on the bade of our blue sedan — they win have raOine to do with the green coupe — and walk in cir- des. Then, for good measure, they leap up onto the top to leave sonK more of their footprints. We have ^oken to a cat lover who says that Tabby is merdy looking for a warm spot If that n-ere so. the footprints would be over the engine — on the hood. No — the cat invasion must be a plot to promote the car wash business. A National Boxing Shrine wouki be the natural home for the trophies of Jade Dempsey. But that's not tlie place to ' look for the mementos of the "Manassa Hauler." They are on eshilrit at — of aU ndikely places — the San Bernardino County Museum in Bloomingtoa. How dkl the photographs, paintings, caps and clippings of the heavyweight champion's career wind up among all those birds eggs, Indian baskets, gems, stuSed coyotes and rd- ics of ancient man? It seems that Penn Phillips of the Apple Valley, the Und de- vdoper and promoter, is a Dempsey fancier and collected many mementos. He offered to give tliem to the county. The Board of Supervisors accepted and turned them over to the Museum — an mstitution whkh gels county support Dempsey, the champ for 19191926. was as popular in his day as Cassius Clay was unpopular in his. He lost his title to Gene Tunney in 1926. The rematch in 1927 was a history maker. As Uungs have worked out, the Bloonungton section of our county is now in the district of Congressman John "nmney of Riverside. John — bemg the son of Gene — has been mvited by the Museum to drop m to see tite mementos of the champ his daddy vanquislied. Ihis mi^t inspire John to balance the collection by donat- tag a Gene T^mney memento or two. A former Bedlander who now lives in Los Angdes thou^t this would be a good wedcend to spend m Palm Springs. Her husband has been working especially hard, she tokl us. and needs to take a breather. But when she tried to make resovations on Wednesday for Qie wedcend. she found that there just wasn't a hotd or mo- td room to be had in the whole place. That seems incredible, because so many tans have been buOt on the desert. Yet. the expert of experts in Palm Springs said he was awfully sorry but the.desert is now full of refusees from the dties. Holiday Inn. with S2S rooms, k currently the largest hotd in Pabn Springs. An entirely new hotd — double the size of Holiday Iim — is in tiie planning sUge. The bold would be on an on- used foothill portka «t the former grounds of the Desert Im and would take the name of that bostdry — for many years, the most famous one in "the village." U bunt, the hotd will break from the tradition of kiw hoiM- higs in Palm Springs and rise she stories. Standuig above the town it should be quite a landmark. 1 "Almighty Gad, toe make our' earnest prayer that ThoumU keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wiis incUne the hearts 'of the citizens to cultivate a ^spirit of subordination and okedieraie to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another 'and for their fdUnc-eitizens_ of the United States at large.** ttd Kemedy skips iesf (humatmdPruyet Rediqnds Yestercbys FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 72, lowest 37. Superior Court Coordinator AI- vin L. Short of Redlands discloses today that he will be a candidate for electnn to the County Board of Supervison in June. Major new constructwn projects authorized m Redlands this week hidude 33 school classrooms, a commercial buiMhig, a warehouse and six swimmmg pools. Total permit value was $743,000. liOdcheed Propulsion company announces award from the Air Force Systems Command Rocket Propulskm Laboratory of a contract to demonstrate feasibO- ily of pulsed solid propdlant rocket motors. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 59, lowest 37. Mountam and desert resorts jammed with three^ay Wash- tagton's birthday hoUday traffic In the mountams. the situation is compUcated by a heavy snowfall down to the 2,000-foot level. Milton M. Gair wins his nmth award from Freedoms Founda- tkn of VaUey Forge and Rev. Edward Greenfieki vrins his fourth such award. Bin Maysak. Ellis Chadwdl. Jack Lucas and Jimmy Rippy. Terrier wrestlers, qualify for CIF finals. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 83, lowest 43. Horace Hinckley of Redlands draws a foil four-year term by lot at the organizational meeting of the new San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water district board. Goal of $2,135 set for Redlands Heart Fund drive, according to chairman Carl Rondberg. U.R. doablei tennb team of BOB Palmer aad Jeny Boas whu conmUtion championship at Ari- Ihvit^ionaL One Minute Many seek the favor of a generous man. and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts. - Proverbs 19:C. I joked about every prominent man in my lifetime, but I never met one I didn't like. - WiU Rogers, American humorist. Berry's World WASHINGTON - Not the least of Mr. Nixoa's k>oming problems is tliat of finding a re- idacement for J. Edgar Hoover at die FBI when be retires, an event apparently now ccbediiled for the end of this year. At a recent meeting at the Justice Department of a number of state attorneys general, the impresson was strong that Atty. Gen. Jdm Mitcfadl was leanmg tcward a recommendation to ttie President that be urge Supreme Court Justice Byron White to step down from tiie court to take the FBI directofsiiip. While there u no indication of any kind that Justice White has been appnMciied •boot the job, nor. for that matter, any reason to believe tint other men are not also under eonaideration, toe White proposal is an interesting one. In the first place, a number of Justice White's former associates at Justice, vdiere be served as deputy attorney general until PresUent Kennedy ap- pomted him to the high court m 1962, will urge him to take the FBI post AouMthe Mitdidl-NU- on offer become s reel ooe> Secoodly, White has not been entirely content on the court, many of bis friends bdieve. although he has never indicated in any way a desire to leave. His "record." to the extent that a justice can ha\'e one. has been moderate, somewtut between the so<alled "permissive" «nd "strict" extremes that iiave so divided the eourt in reeent years on questions invdving the rights of persons accused of crim*. Finany. the Mitdidl musinci about WUto suggest, at (he very toast, Oat the AdminiatnH tion is thUdng aeriooiiy tSaoali taking the FBI successkn out of the agency itself «nd ap- er to rQ^ne Hoover. This prospect wiO ddi^ those who, while respecting Hoover 's achievement in building a prafessiooal agency with immense eqirit and utemd kqr- alty. neverthdess fear that the FBI — and particularly Hoover — tends to regard itsdf as a wholly mdependent dudiy. nd- ther a part of the Department Wliife may succeed Hoover By FRANK MANKIEWICZ and TOM BRADEN of Justice nor — for that matter — of the U.S. govenment It wa displease the bneau and its fiiends on Oapitd Hill fiho promote amniaHy a piece of k^slation to require that the director of the FBI always come from within the agency. It will particulariy displease FBI Assodate Director Cartfaa (Deke) DdMch. at tfaU writing the heu- apparent within tfie bureau. OeLoach is not without enemies on Capitis Bin. And he was invxrfved two yean ago in a curious episode involvmg some Istst 'iuiDute cttorts to ssve Jon* my Hoffa from a jail term. New Hampshire-publisher WH- liam Loeb, his aunwrt of Hoffa not notaUy dinUnisbed by virtue of A substantial mortgage loon he received from the Teamsters Union, filed an affidavtt in ttie Hofia matter to the efieet that DeLoach had told him of wire tappmg and other eavesdroppmg practices used t >y the Department of Justice agaiiHt Hofft. DeLoach promptly denied the statement and added that Lod> had offered J. Edgar Hoover. personaBy or to a designated charity. $100,000 for just such information. The matter rested there, although the charge comes very dose to one of attempted bribery of a public official, and the entire affair did not reflect particular credit on anyone involved. One (hhig is dear. President Nixon, who came to office on the law -and«ider issue mora than any other, will have to make aoDe enemies when it comes time to name « new FBI diieC Hoover's act, as «hey say, ii « tough one to foikNr. (CbpyiiCht, ]9», Los Angdes Times) Best Sellers tCwfOM kr I ' WMklr> PicHefi A SMALL TOWN IN GERMANY — Join LeOarre THE SALZBURG COIWEC- •nON - Hdcn Mac Innes AIRPORT - Arthur Bailey FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE - Alistair Msd ^aa PRESERVE AND PROTECT — Allen Drury THE FIRST CIRCLE — Aleksandr Solzhcnitsyn THE BEASniY BEATITUDES OF BALTHAZAR — B. J. P. Donleavy AND OTHER STORIES — John O'Ban A WORLD OF PROFIT - Louif THE ARMS or KBUPP — Wi- THE MONEY GAME - Adas Smith MEMOIRS: aXTY YEARS ON THE FQUNG UNE — Arthur Kroek INSTANT REPLAY — Jetrv Kran« THE JOYS or YIDDISH — I'M THE DAT KENNEDY WAS SHOT -JtaHAop ON REFLECTION - Hdn Buns wift SadfDvd OMT THE RICH AND THE SUPER- RICH — FeidiBaad LwBierg ANn -MEMOnS - Andre Msl- rsnx NiwYwKiMr Tbe laiaeit bTMd ol nttit k fiw flMi* giaat, \my^ pMBds •• By BRUCI SIOSMT WASHINGTON - Sen. Edward Kennedy'is trying to operate as Democratic iriiip much as he did as a wdl-known but bade bench senator. He is using his wdght and ufiuence sdec- tivdy in support of what he deems the most signifieant issue positians. At root the wh^'s post, second in command to majority leader Mike Uan^dd's. u a nose-counting job. But Kdmedy is opposed to eompdlmg Democratic senaton to put thdr noses «n the line every time an issue saises whidi by any stretcb could appear to invdve the party's interests. His first real onnmitment of the new season was the fight to restore $100,000 chopped from the year's working foods for SOL George BfcGovera's Special Committoe on Nubition and Biman Need by the Senate Rules Committee. Characteristically, Kennedy poured his full energies into the effort As indicated, there is notliing fundamentally new in his ap- proadt The Massadwsetts senator is not a battler for hopeless causes, is not mterested in mere veriMi posturing on issues, scorns the idea of sup- pwting aM doctrinaire liberal pnqwsals without regard to thdr individua! merit Sooner tx later this pragmatic view of his new fuiiction is going to get Kennedy into fresh trouble with the doctrinaire dissidents who, as other Washington observers have enterprismg- ly discovered, are ah^dy taking an "all-or-notiiing" attitude toward party leaders on the question of reform. Judgmg from their behavior, these dissidents of the Democratic left, like their predecessors in recent decades, prize above all the ardent public utterance, the symbol of pure ded- icatkm to prtodple rather than Qie adocvement of attainable goals, the indismimnate commitment to doctrinaire partiscHi- ship. How this works ta practice can be seen from an episode involved hi the January fi^t Remedy won over Sen. Russell Long for the whip's job. It cen­ tered on an nnwirriMful effort by Kennedy men to gala Sen. Eugene HcOutfay's vote. At one point, a McC^y man, seeking to justify lus senator 's rductanee to back Kennedy, Uurted: "WouU Kennedy make a speech this afternoon support- ihg the reform of the Democratic party?" Impiidt was the suggestion Kennedy might not be as eager for reform as tte self-styled "reformers" would wish. The fact is that on (his issue his commitmoit is total and has been firmly expressed both publicly and privately. In contrast McCarthy, in whose name so many doctrinaires have shouted for reform, has done and said virtually nothing to advance this cause , since he lost the presidential ' nomination last August Prior to that his aid his suiv porters' cries for reform, uttered in the heat of batUe, were properly wd^ed as self-serving, smce their purpose was less the sober consideration of long-rmige change than the immediate convertilKlity of party changes into delegate votes for McCarthy at Chicago. Dissidents with the "^ow-it- on-the-sleeve" approach to politics are-bound, in time anyway, to t>e more or less continuously unhappy with Ted Kennedy as a Senate leader. He win be cbided as timid, as ladeing commitment as being unwilling to stand up and be counted {or have his Democratic Senate colleagues counted) on the issues the doctrinaire liberals see as paramount Kennedy is unlikely to be bothered greatly. He sees himself as a complete activist woridng for change withm realizable limits. An "establishment man," he is not afraid to challenge it when gains promise to be reaL He is not capUvated by Oia wispy tissue of '^wre faith" positions, nor with the idea of dying five tunes • week for lost causes. IBs aim is simply to live to get things done. Current books Loud and Clear by Robert J. Seriing. (Douhleday $5.95): A revolution has occurred m the fidd of commercial aviation withta Uie past decade. Flymg has never been (he same smce Oct 29. 1958. when a Pan Amer- kan took off from Idlewild International Airport (now Kennedy) bound for Paris. It marked (be beginnmg of the jet revolution in commercial aviation. Smce then, the faster. sledKr jeto have shouMered their dower propeller end prop-jet sisters aside and become queens of the dey. Setling. former aviation news editor for United Press International m Washmgton. has written a book rich m stotistics, yet gripping hi human drama, about this revohition and how — like all revDlntions — it affects the daily Ihres of those it touches. If you are one of the several million Americans who flew on commercial jetliners last year, this book Aould make you fed better 0ie next time you fly. If you have never flown, it might penuade you to enter the wn-Id of flyhig. wUch is lidi in poetry and beauty and as new as tomorrow. As viewed fay Serihig. the Ug jetliners now in operation and the larger jumbo jets soon to be airborne are as safe as human hand and mind can make (hem. He is an aviation man — but this does not prevent him from subjecting commercial flying to the most rigorous criticism he and others in the field can muster. He never ducks an issue, whether it be the touchy subject of air safety or the question of iriiat effects the jumbo jets win have on earth dwellers. Air crashes are a subject to make any person wince, especially pilots and airline personnel Yet Seriing exaimnes sev- erid of the most tragic within recent years and tdls uriut can be learned from each when one has the tedmieal guidance to ddve bddod the scary and often mtihaiiitig lM »«Hlffiin He dOCS this with a deep sense of com- pasaoB for the brave and often Iwenie men win fly (be big Uvds and (fan passengers whose Hrcs they an eolmrted with. Serihig is « writer of ffeat nsnstive ritOI. as evidenced by Ids previous works, most no- taUy his aovd "The Ftcsident's Plaas is lOMinf.'' fa Us latest work he has fiMd (his skin effectively to produce a bo «4e tiut win " Staaisy W. (UFI) Herriis^ Iqr Tnm J. Constable and Bvoond F. TUHver (MacmiOatt, $TJ5): A symp*- thetic report on the World War I German fighter pikits who were the most succet^ftil "aces" of aerial combat Erich Hartmann shot down 352 aUied ^anes, mostly Russian. Mon^thu 100 of his fd- knr Luftwaffe fighter pilots each dMt down at least 100 affied plants. _ The top euuGiuied Anurieaa ace, the late Maj. Richard Bong, shot down 40 Japanese planes. Britain's World War H top filter pifot downed 38 Axis craft Russian and Japanese pilots surpassed Anglo- American records but never reached the 100 mark. The American authors interviewed many surviving aces of Hermann Goering's air force. Between chapters devoted to mdividual pilots (hey argue: —The Luftwaffe ink>(s were gallant warriors all. The authors mentfon only U.S. pilots as bdng guilty of madunegun- ning airmen paradiuting from stricken planes. —The Luftwaffe pifots were "betrayed" by such men as Goering who made the wrong decisions on which planes to build and how to use them. —The war was lost ddefly because of the mistakes of Adolf Hitler, Goering and flw other Nazi leaders. The book is aimed, say tha authors, at improving (lerman- Ameriean frieiidship. Tbe aim might better have been served by somethhig leas than the gee- ¥duz. hero-worship style of writmg. For the German aces were truly something. There was (he Bohemian who shot down so many (157) allied planes that the Nazis pretended not to notice he associated with a Negro. This was the fdlow whose girl friends so tired him out that he was unable to fly properly at times — but when he did he dMt down 17 ADied planes in one day. There was the pilot lAo hated going to Berlm to recdve medals because it gave his rivals a chance to surpass his record of downed allied planes. There are many photographs, excellently sdected. "Horrido" was tiie German shout upon ff^Mwting down as enemy. RidMrd K CmmM (UPl) QuicliQuli Q Has aoy Ameriean-brod horse ever won tbe ffiwl^d* Der> by? A — Yes. one — Iroquois ta U8L Q - Has flw naUan's oqdtal an ofBdal flower? A - Yes. ttw Anetfaan Beauty Rose. Q ~ Who was te Ikst resident hi tiie White Housa is Washingtan. D.C? A — rieOatBt Mm Adams, iris) moved fato tt* WUis BoiM on Nov. 1, 1800. Q — What was tilt i of Francis Scott Key, anUior ol our MHnnai anthnu? A — Lawyer. Q — How many pdts are rs- quErsd to cat taak coat? A - From 55 to • pctts.

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