12 -Mar. 16,1959 Redlands Daily Facts 'Tacts; French Fried Communists The resurgence of Communist strength revealed in France's municipal elections seems pretty certainly to reflect protest against President Charles de Gaulle's domestic austerity program. He had the nerve to impose higher taxes, which most French leaders have always shrunk from. An unlucky accompaniment of his program has been higher prices and a relatively mild business recession. The combination inevitably had its effect. But we have to understand in weighing this result that the Communist party in France is not, as constituted now or at any time in the postwar era, a massive instrument for the overthrow of democratic rule in that country- It can perhaps be best described as a kind of repository of protest. It is the party of unhappiness. Millions of Frenchmen who have not known how else to exhibit their frustrations, their anger, even with some their despair have voted Communist Only a relatively small core represents dedicated Reds committed to the bidding of Moscow. The rest are the unreconstructed who do not like many things in the general trend of French life since World War II, and see the Communist party as the only outlet of protest That some sizable part of their number can be wooed away by fresh signs of real hope was clearly demonstrated in the big national legislative elections last fall. Then, for the first time since the war. the Communist vote dropped from its steady 25 per cent to slightly less than 20 per cent. It was the promise of President De Gaulle that did it. He captured their imaginations, seeming to offer visions of a truly better course for France. But when he got down to cases with tough measures to bring about a new course, they didn't like what they saw. So, if these city and town elections are a fair measure, they have gone back to join the fist-shakers in protest. This news isn't good for De Gaulle, whose wide support is thus undercut Still, Khrushchev had better refrain from cheering. For most of these millions of disgruntled Frenchmen have no more use for him than for their own government Sauce For the Gander Before the State Legislature is a bill to kill advertising by gas and electric companies. This measure, AB 1668, would require such public utilities to exclude the cost of advertising in fixing consumer rates. This bill is nonsense for the reason that advertising is a legitimate and necessary expense of conducting a public utility business. Our authority for this statement is the California Public Utility Commission itself. This doctrine was enunciated as recently as last week. The case before the commission was brought by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Several trains should be abandoned because they are operating at a loss, the SP claimed. Perhaps there was some red ink, said the PUC, but the railroad itself was much at fault. SP wasn't getting as much passenger business as' it should because it wasn't aggressively promoting it. To measure the seriousness of SP's intentions toward passenger travel the commission compared its advertising expenditures with those of two other big carriers. The PUC found advertising expenditures in the last year as follows: Union Pacific, 52,552,000; Santa" Fe, Sl,934,000; and Southern Pacific only S407,000. "This evidence," the PUC said, "coupled with evidence showing the absence of travel inducement plans and noncompetitive schedules and rates, establishes the fact that the Southern Pacific has no desire to compete with other railroads and other common carriers for passenger business. "Applicants failure to merchandise its services aggressively is inimical to its own best interest and more importantly to those of the people of California." Amen. What's sauce for the railroad is sauce for the gas and electric utilities. AB 1668 would prevent these gas and utility companies from aggressively merchandising their services and would be inimical to them and to the public. The Newsreel A very old gentleman in a Midwest town says that in one lifetime he has seen buffalo, covered wagons and electric golf carts cover the same terrain. Trying to keep the space satellites straight is a tough assignment for us citizens who can't even remember which Italian movie star is which. We're a finicky people — we want our steaks from tranquillized steers, but for breakfast we want ceraal that's so nervous and on edge it refuses to lie quietly in the bowl. A lot of people seem to have the idea that one of the duties of a citizen is selecting which laws he chooses to obey. The office cynic says the way to succeed in politics is to work hard for an education. Then you can get a job writing speeches for a guy who spent the same years working to get a personality. In measuring our musical progress since World War II, let's not forget that there was only one way to go, considering that the post-war era opened with "The Too-Fat Polka." With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore The nautical mile, according (o our daughter, is an invention of the devil. Mankind could live quite happily with the ordinary, familiar, u.seful 5,280-foot mile, she believes. But no, Old Satan foisted the nautical mile on the human race just to make it hard for children who study arithmetic to solve problems. ("Let's see now. Which mile IS shorter? The nautical mile or the other one?") She is now cheered to learn Major S. Lowe Lerner of the USAF is also on her team. Jle's not only opposed to off-heat miles, but to other confusing gimmicks. Sounding off at full throttle in a letter to Flying Safety this jet jockey declares: Several years ago the Navy Pilofs lobby coerced the USAF into using the nautical mile and knot units of measurement in place of the statute mile and miles-per-hour system which we had been using so well since Orville and Wilbur first dreamed it up. Since then I haven't known how far 1 have traveled, or how fast I have done it. Then the communists, or some other foreign body, got into the act and changed our alphabet from "able, baker, charlie" to "alia, bravo, charlie." Since then I haven't been able to talk. Now we are on a Zulu time kick. I realize that there are many easy ways to keep track of this Greenwich time, like wearing lots" of watches and carrying three or four flip charts full of time zone maps. But now I not only don't know how far I am going, or how fast I am doing it. and am unable to talk, but don't know when I'm doing it. If Maj. Lerner's satire seems entirely frivolous to you. that's because we omitted his point pertaining to air safety. It was too technical. The admission of Hawaii to the Union is throwing the flag makers into a tizzy. What do they do with the 49- star flags which become official July 4 and which few people will buy, because they'll wait for the 50 star version? This sort of thing can never happen in regard to the city of Redlands flag. Just as the U.S.A. adds new real estate from time to time, so does the city of Redlands. One annexation reaches to the very runway of Norton AFB. A more recent one takes in Grand Central Rocket and reaches nearly to the Mill Creek ranger station. No allowances have to be made for our city flag for the simple reason that we don't have one. To this fact the City Council attested at the last meeting in reply to the Los Angeles Dodgers. They wanted to-fly the Redlands flag April 14, their opening night. At the same council meeting Michael D. Jedinak of Yucaipa was given a permit to mine on city property. This is no sand and gravel deal like the one entered into with the company that dug the big pit, and created the big sand mound near the Santa Ana river bridge on North Orange street. Mr. Jedinak is a Yucaipan who uses semi-precious stones in his business. He intends to whittle out a vein of Rhodonite which is on the so-called Boulion property near the Zanja crossing of Mill Creek road, cast of Mcntone. Various rockhounds have been chipping away at this mineral for some time but he wants to go after it in quantity. What is rhodonite? Says our dictionary': "A pale-red . . . mineral. It commonly occurs massive, and is often used as an ornamental stone, especially in Russia." One Minute Pulpit I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me. and I in him. the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. — John 15:5. Take any class of society, the highest or the lowest, and there is not an instance of one who trusted in the Lord and was confounded. — William Pennefeather. THE LIGHTER SIDE By Frank Eleazer -.3*-. mm I STAT E HOn .if to «)/£S. — THAT'S MV BABY Teletips TOP SHOW — fl-00 Chan. 2 Desi- Iu Playhouse. Piper Laurie and James McArthur co-star as a young couple caught up in the violence of the Irish rebellion. President Eisenhower will b e seen over Channels 2 and 4 at 6:30 with Channel 4 repeating at 9:30. Channel 7 at 9:30. 7:30 Chan. 7 Storybook. "Little Lame Prince." 8:30 Chan. 2 Ann Sothcrn. 9:00 Chan. 7 Voice of Firestone. Eleanor Steber. Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy. 9:30 Chan. 4 Goodyear Theater. Kerwin Mathews. Eve Bren in "Obenauf Story." 10:30 Chan. 2 .Movie. Drama C47) "Forever Amber." Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde. Richard Greene. Country girl schemes way to wealth and position in court of Charles 31. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 62, lowest 32. Trinity Episcopal Church calls the Rev. John DeBoer Cummings of Amarillo, Tex., to local parish. Bob Oefinger elected president of the Redlands Camera club. Lloyd Myers, director of the Redlands Community Redevelopment agency, suggests redevelopment area west of main downtown area might he expanded in order to take care of future business growth. ' TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 62. lowest 40. W. S. Inpham installed as president of the Redlands Knights of the Round Table. Redlands office of Internal Revenue in city hall swamped with last minute inquiries with 400 filing reports locally at deadline time yesterday. Two-mile relay team of Dave Garcia, Sammy Garcia. Frank -Araujo and Eli Solo set new record at Orange Show relays. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65, lowest 38. S. Wesley Break elected exalted ruler of the Redlands Elks lodge. All Redlanders urgfd to wear pansics in their lapels tomorrow in tribute to the Smiley twins whose birthday was March 17. Members of the County Farm Bureau urge governor and legislature to rescind daylight savings time. TELEVISION and RADIO SIDE GLANCES By Galbraith T.M. U.S. fit. Of. © 1«» fcj " f * feme*, b*. (c) Color Telecast Monday 5 p.m. 2. 4, 8—Movie 3. " — Bandstand 5—Bozo 9—J. J. Anthony 11—Topper 5.-30 3—Plavhouse f—Cartoons 7—Mlckev Mouse 9—Crl swell 11—Science Fiction 5:45 9—News « p.m. 2, 3. 4. 13—News s—Popeye 7— Annie Oakley 8—San Diego 9—Cartoon Rxpress 11—Frontier Dr. 8:1.7 Z 4. S—News 13— C Tlnnev S :.?0 2. 3. R —Name Tune • — Curt liHssev tcj 5—News. Sports 7— Citv Detective 13—Robin Hood «:45 4. II—News 7 p.m. 7. S—Tho Texan 3—\Va;on Train 4—Global Zobel 5- -Johnny Otis 7—Rosie Clooney <i I.ltne Rjw.als 11—Jefrs Collie 13-7—Leaeue Boots 7:30 2—Father Knows 4. 10—Buckskin 5 Mnvle 7—Story Book 8—This Day 1 Whlrlvhirris 11-3—3 Stooces 13— Wanderlust 8 p.m. 2, 8 —D. 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Fair 7—Music Binjto 9—Cookin 11—Steve Martin 13—Guide Post 3 p.m. 2. 8—Brighter Day 3—Margo Cobey 4, 9. 10—Movie 7—Beat Clock 13—June Levant 3 :15 2. 8—Secret Storm 11—Theater 3:30 2. 8—Edge of Nite 3. 7—Who U Trust 5—Tri cks-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 5 p.m. KABC—Airwacth KF1-KNX—News KHJ—Snorts 5: IS KHJ-KFI—News KABC—News. Spts KNX—Carol Alcott 5:30 KABC—Winter, Air Watch . KHJ—Stern, Foster i-^-v. -)- Harmon KFI—Sid Fuller 5:45 KNX—Goss KHJ—Music 6 p.m. KABC-KHJ—News KNX—Sports KFI—Journal 6:15 KABC—Daly. Harv'y KFI—News, Sports KHJ-KNX- News 6:30 KABC—News KFI—Citv Desk KHJ—News. Muslo KNX—Music 6:45 KABC—Sports KFI—Financial 7 p.m. KABC—Sid Walton KFI—News, Music KNX—Amos 'n Andy 7:15 KHJ—Sid Walton KABC—Music 7:30 KABC—Tomorrow KHJ—Capitol Aaslg-. KNX—Answer KFI—News 7:45 KNX—City Editor 8 p.m. KABC—R. Brow'ing KFI—News, Groucho KHJ—News KNX—Word Tonlte 8:15 KNX—Geo. 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Carroll KFI—News KHJ—CroweH 3 :15 KFI—Happy Time 3:30 KHJ—News, Crowell KNX—Phil Norman 4 p.m. KFI—News KHJ—Fulton Lewis KNX—News 4:15 KNX—Weaver KHJ—Hemingway 4:30 KHJ—Geo Fisher 4:45 KHJ— News WASHINGTON H'PI> - Our Congress had been in business less than a decade when, in 1798, House members named Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold had at each other with fists. Kven as the House investigated this breach of the peace, hostilities were resumed. Griswold went after Lyon with a cane. Lyon retaliated with a pair of fire longs. To quote the House record: "There was an affray, which was with difficulty stopped." Ever since, our lawmakers from time to time have assaulted each other with weapons from harsh words to and through knives, pistols, and flying cuspidors. Rep. Randall S. Harmon, an Indiana freshman House member, got his name in the papers recently for putting both his wife and his front porch on the public payroll. He may or may not have been sporting a pistol around the Capitol, as a newspaper reporter alleged and as Harmon subsequently denied. Pre-Civil War Rowdiest Either way, Harmon can cite long and honorable precedent. Officially, the House and Senate always have taken a dim view of firearms on the persons of members. Periodically, however, the statesmen have seen fit to ignore this prejudice, with results frequently lively and sometimes pretty near deadly. According to all accounts, the prc-Civil War period was about Congress' roudiest. Somebody was always taking offense on sectional or philosophical grounds. It is said also that tempers more often then than now were aggravated by a pre-session bending of elbows, many members having their quarters over nearby saloons. On April 17, 1R30, Sens. Thomas H. Benton of Missouri and Henry S. Foote of Mississippi exchanged .unpleasantrics about the national issues then brewing. Benton called Foote a liar. Foote called Benton a caluminiator, which apparently is worst. Cocks Revolver Benton heaved out of his chair with fire in his eyes. Ditto Foote, who also had a loaded five-chambered revolver in his hand. He managed to cock it before killjoys intervened and disarmed him. On May 22. 1856. a South Carolina House member named Brooks took umbrage at remarks made by a Massachusetts senator named Sumner. So he marched across the Capitol, found Sumner at his desk in the Senate chamber, and preceded to beat him nearly to death with his walking stick. The Senate was aggrieved, but took the view that punishing Brooks was up to the House. Brooks quit and went home for a reaffirmation of faith from his electorate, which he got. On April 23, 1844, a House member named William S. Moore pulled a gun on another member, and fired. It was a poor shot, though, and the victim was a Capitol policeman who was critically injured. The House locked .Moore up for a while, while wondering what to do, but eventually turned him loose. Leave Guns At Home In recent years members have left guns if any at home. But they have felt free periodically to assail each other with less lethal weapons. One of the more successful contenders among sitting members is Rep. Clarence Cannon 'D-Mo.i, who is credited with two wins and a draw. ' A former member named John Phillips slapped Cannon one day in 1951. Phillips gave his account of the fray only after getting his lip sewed back together. Cannon also drew blood once from P.ep. John Taber (R-N.Y.). But when he tangled with the late terrible-tempered Sen. Kenneth .McKellar of Tennessee, Cannon executed a strategic withdrawal after McKellar brandished his cane. IN HOLLYWOOD Buck Benny Wants To Move: No Match For 'Maverick' By Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD- That "cowardly western" called "Maverick" which gunned down Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan on the rating charts now has the old pro. Jack Benny, pressing the SOS button. James Garner. Jack Kelly & Co. are competition Buck Benny no longer wants to buck. CBS already has Jack's ultimatum— a new TV time for next season or else he will pass up his regular show for occasional "specials." In another time spot. Jack should have no trouble. But he's whistling in the dark when he says his longtime 7:30 p.m. Sunday night time is controlled now by young 'uns at the TV dial. Junior, pop and grandma, too, are watching "Maverick," Jack. Those Girl Fridays on morning TV shows who explain weather maps, give cooking hints and yum-yum while they spoon wake- up breakfast food are the subject of Lucille Ball's mad antics in "Lucy Wants a Career" on •'Desi lu Playhouse" April IS. Paul Douglas plays the star a la Dave Garrowsy but the night-before sleeping pills Lucille can't shake off turns his morning show into a shambles. The famed Bob Mitchell Boys' Choir, seen and heard in TV showings of Bing Crosby's old movie. "Going My Way," made a personal appearance the other day at a Children's Service League charity luncheon—and Bob felt obligated to explain his youthful charges. "These boys," he laughed, "did not appear in 'Going My Way.' Their grandfathers did." Twenty-six murderers laughing it up at a cocktail party where the buffet table featured a life-size cake baked in the form of a shapely feminine corpse (on a marble slab, of course) meant only one thing. Television sure is going Hollywood. A pixie named Bob Welch who produces the "Thin Man" tele films thought up the idea and it was quite a morbid bash. A stringed quartet played what Alan Reed identified 'as "I Got the Itch to Pull the Switch While Walking That Last Mile With You." All the actors who played killers trapped by Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk in the last 26 "Thin Man" shows sipped cocktails, nibbled on sandwiches and posed for a group photograph armed with everything from machine guns to butcher knives. There was a rogues gallery of photographs identifying the killers, each with long criminal records written by Welch. He listed some of their crimes as: "Involved innocent birds in organized crime without a permit." "Swimming alone during mixed swimming periods." "Contributing to the dilemma of a minor." "Breaking people's necks without their permission." THE FAMILY DOCTOR Hardening Of Arteries Is Still A Matter For Research By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Each year I receive a great many inquiries about hardening o.' the arteries. Perhaps the first question which comes to mind is whether hardening of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis, is becoming more common. Probably it is. but this is more likely the result of the fact that far fewer people die young from such diseases as pneumonia, diphtheria or typhoid. Therefore, more of us reach an age when the walls of our arteries have become somewhat hardened and may be producing symptoms. The process of the arteries becoming less elastic starts early in life, but it is unusual to have symptoms from it until the middle or later years. Just what symptoms will be caused from arteriosclerosis depends on which arteries are affected (since the process is not even in all of thcm>. and to what degree the blood flow through them is lessened by the deposits of calcium or fatty substance in their walls. The increased hardness of the arteries, which lessens the flow of blood, is likely to be so gradual that there is no way of detecting it until it has been developing a long time. The arteries do not become hardened at the same rate of speed in one part of the body as they do in another. For example, the walls of the arteries in the legs may become thick, hard and inelastic, while those supplying the abdominal organs or the arms are still normal and soft. The big question today relates to the deposits of the fat-like substances in the walls of the arteries, whether this can be prevented or slowed by changes in the diet, and whether there are any methods or removing all or part of these deposits once they have occurred. These questions have been the subject of an enormous amount of research and controversy. It seems quite clear that a considerable number of those who develop these deposits of fat (atherosclerosis) have more than the usual amount of these substances in their blood. But it is not entirely clear why this occurs in some and not in others, and whether it can be directly influenced by the diet. The finger of suspicion now points toward the- total fat content of the diet and the kind, or quality, of the fat in it. But there are many unsolved problems in this field and what changes, if any, we should make in our dietary habits is not yet entirely clear.
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