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School cleanup to cost $40.000 Dunlap area still trying to dig out of mud coating ne Dunlap area of Yucaipa.;an effort coordinated through and Welfare that K qualifies for doiked in a thidc layer of muditbe PTA Cbundil and individual federal assistance to dean up PTA units. Dunlap school. Dr. Thomsley said it would A local contractor is sched- take at least three weeks andjuied to begin work at the school possibly longer to return Dun- 1 this weekend, he said. by this week's disastrous flood int. a bomet's nest of activity today as resideiits contin ued a missive cleanup job. Dump trucks loaded with tons of mud and debris deposited in Dui£p Tuesday «iien Wilson Creek broke through its banks, chugged out of tbe area m an endless procession as the mass excavation mounted. Yesterday, some 60 Yucaipa > removing high school boys helped flooded residents of Dunlap and Calimesa dig out until darkness s e t in. Yucaipa Supt of Schools Jerome Thomsley said the group of "fine young men" volunteered to help residents dean up in „» »~., fo-t w^-., i side the school rooms, but that AtJ ^r ^^tT ^I ^^l^ extent of strudural damage n»™i« ^^^jr ^^J<^ ^ determined untfl mud inS^th. «ftin^' ^nf ^nd "ilt is cleared away ftom mdudes the anticipated cost of stmptures removing tons of earth sur-i^^'r!*- . , rounding the school buiMm^l ^he school district plans to and covering the grtjunds, was ' <^*Pe«e D™laP's approximately tentatively estimated by the j'«<'<'studenU to other dementary school ofDdals at "$30,000 to ff'^'^, dassrooms at Faith Lutheran cburch for at least the ne.\t three weeks. $40,000." He said the school district has received word from the U.S. De- Don Burian, a Dunlap area Highways 18, 30, 38 closed partment of Healtti, Education'resident, said efforts were be- 'ing made today through Third ! District County Sucsrvisor Don I Beckord's ofBce to mobilize the WHY ORANGE STREET IS CLOSED — It's not the big bridge on Orange street across the Santa Ana river that is keeping the major artery to San Bernardino and East Highlands closed. Rather, it is this smaller bridge farther north which traverses Punge creek. A county official is showTi inspecting the damage where the bridge hangs at an angle, its support on the north bank crumpled. There is no estimate yet as to when Orange street can be re-opened. (Facts photo by C. J. Kenison) ROAD CLOSURES Many State, County and city roads and streets were still closed today as the result of the disastrous floods earlier tiiis week. As of 10 a.m. today closures were still in effect on: (except for residents along the boulevard). —An San Bernardino mountain highwaj-s with the-exception of Highway 30 (City Creek road) which is open for limit ^ ^ ed use of residents and emer- -MlbzZ st^tlnd North! gency^eWcles Orange street across the Santa Ana river. (Plunge creek bridge is out). —Redlands boulevard from Tippecanoe in Waterman avenues. —Barton road, between Mt. View avenue and California street. —San Timoteo canyon road from the Redlands city limits to the Riverskie county line. —West Fern (Winery grade road) bdow Redlands Community hospital —Alessandro road, between San Timoteo canyon road to the Redlands city limits. —Sylvan boulevard, b^een Dearborn and Ijncota streets —Included in the closures were Highway 38 (MiU Creek and Highway 18 (Rim of the World). —Riverside Freeway in the Santa Ana C^anyon west of Corona. Since yesterday. Grove street in Redlands between Chiton and Citrus avenues has been opened as has C^k street between Central avenue and Sylvan boulevard. Interstate 10, between India and Blythe has also been reopened. All roads in the Yucaipa, Calimesa and Loma Linda areas which were closed yesterday re- m<.in impassable as of 10 a.m^ tod.iy, according to County roads spokesmen. Local sfudenh, parents giierf 'Salute fo Redlands' slated Sunday by UCR The University of California, Riverside. wiU hold a "Salute to Redlands," Sunday, Hardi 2, Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker has announced. l^e salute — the first in a series of informal VCR programs honoring students attending the University from Inland Empire communities — wiB be a dinner hdd in University Commons at 5:30 p.m. Chancellor Hinderaker said Redlands students att»iv ^jTig UCR and tbeir parents will be guests of honor at the informal dinner, caiancellor and Mrs. Hinderaker will host tiie salute. Redlands dvic and governmental leaders induding Mayor and Mrs. Waldo Burrou^s; City Masiger and Mrs. R. P. Mer- ritt, Jr.; Chamber of Commerce Presklent and &Irs. Donald S. Pierson and others will attend. "Redlands has long been a fiiend and suwoiter of higher education," Caiancellor Hinderaker said, "particularly m its proud association with the University of Redlands. "It is altogether apprt^riate I that it be the first oommunity that UCB salutes to express appreciation tor its contribution to our campus Kfe." More than 150 students, par- |enls and Redlands community leaders are expected to attend the dinner. Chancdior Hinderaker will speak on UCR today and in the future, with particular emphasis on UCR as a regional university serving the Inland Empire. Cffrifs widening problem may be nearer solution The currently stalemated City-Sctods plans to diare expenses for the widening ot (St- lus avenue through the Redlands high sdiool campus mi^t move buildings and retaining xesi]s, he explained. Administrators will make further studies on the proposal and report findings to Trustees Heavy snow damages cabins in Forest Home At least 14 cabins in the Fallsvale area of the San Bernardino Mountains east of Redlands were demolished when heavy deponts of snow caved j roofe, sheriffs deputies reported yesterday. Dep. Ken Gopperton of the Yucaipa sheriffs sub-station said another 25 to 30 cabins;traffic bureau which eventually were damaged by cdlapsingjwiil be manned by four officers roofs. ! working under the supervision He said the Fallsvale Ser%'icei''f a traffic sergeant, it was dis- company also reported the loss!closed today, of a 210,000 gallon water storage | For the past 10 years, the de­ tank. I partment has had no traffic bu- Redlands po/ice forming separate traffic bureau The Redlands Police Department is establishing a separate Owners of cabins in the Falls­ vale area reportedly were being jreau as such. Instead, police patrolmen have been assigned to permitted to enter the area to-'traffic duty for three-month per- day to remove snow threatening :iods on a rotating basis, to cdlapse the roofs of their | police Capt. Warren R. E1-! filling the newly created traffic officer posiUons. Final selection will be based on seniority, past performance, and ability and mterest in traf. fie enforcement, he said. "As soon as possible," EUiott said, "we hope to give special training to the men assigned to traffic in an effort to increase their capabilities and to provide more comprehensive (accident) reporting. Although the traffic officer's Skiing is rated as very good at all San Bernardino mountain resorts but there won't be many skiers around to enjoy it this weekend, according to the State Division of Highways. All access roads to tbe San Bernardino mountains — indud­ ing Cuahenbeny grade to Big Bear are dosed today to all traffic exc«^ emergency vdiic- les and mountain residents who must show prod of residency before being allowed to travel on tbe few routes that have been cleared. Tliese conditions are expected to last through the weekend, highway spokesmen said today. Resorts m the San Gabriel mountains have been luckier. Highway officials this morning reported that State route 2 was open as far as Wrightwood Ski (gierators m the area report the following conditions: Holiday Hill - 3-7 feet of! snow, operating daily. Table Mountam — 4-6 feet of Oak Glen Job Corps to assist in the Dunlap area cleanup work. At i: a.m. today. Beckord]s field representative. Dennis Hansbcrger, reported that "30 to 50" :tlarines from 29 Palms Marine Base were on thdr way . to Yucaipa to help move out snow. Will operate Saturday and those Dunlap residents whose homes are not habitable because Skiing good, but only Wrightwood roads open Sunday. Blue Ridge — 4-8 feet, operating daily. Roads to Mt. Baldy, above Claremont, are still closed today. Operators are hoping to open Saturday or Sunday. Residents brace for new storm due tonight of heavy mud-fiooding and other damage. The Marines will be bivouaced in the Yucaipa Free Methodist church, Donald C. Beckord. county supervisor, advised at noon. In the Loma Linda area, about 70 forestry service crew members, out of the Rainbow conservation camp m San Diego county and more than 30 members of the Job Corps Center in Oak Glen are reported assisting in the gigantic dean- up task. The crews are working on a 'day-shift basis and will return Rain plagued Southern (3ali- fomia was bracing for more precipitation today as a newjto their camps tonight, forestry storm front moved slowly east-i^''«'"=" Train service through canyon halted by S.P. structures, said. the sheriffs office liolt. head of the uniform or pa-j Primary duties wiU involve traf- 'fic enforcement and accident m- trol division, said plans call for 'the new bureau to begin opera- vesUgation, they also will per- Disrupted train through San Timoteo may be resumed tonight. ward from Santa Barbara andl, » {^^.u^S O^a^^- I trucked out of Dunlap reported- Hazy, partially overcast skies ly were being used to fill in at noon today ominously herald-i washed out areas along Yucai- ed the approach ot the new pa boulevard. Oak Glen road storm in an ah-eady flood-rav- and other eroded locatims. laged San Bernardino Valley. 1 "It's being taken back where i The rain is expected to arrive!" originally came from." ha late today and continue tonight. I said. Gradual clearing is predicted The hardest hit area of Dunfor tomorrow but with occasion. '^P 's situated between 12th al showers. espedaUy near the ^nd 14th streets and Avenue E mountams. , and Kentucky street I Chances for rainfall in Red-! ; lands are rated at 80 per cent; Vlli^ailta (AAM# service for late today and tonight, de-j lULQlpd Iwvlb canyon creasing to 50 per cent Satur- iJLI^nSe fo^^^i-n —^.trd duUes viding it does.t^.in^ said.i^^ "pro- day, according to the Weather on a secondary basis. Woman freezes Rapid Transit roHWites buses in area „ . I will meet the mcreasmg neea Inter-city buses serroig Red-lf^r traffic enforcement and ac- fJnVX SUmmit LDds are sUghtly off normali,.idp„t investigaUon and report- *UIIIIIIII ficers, two each on the day and swing shifts, will v/ork directly under the duty watch commander at the outset with a traffic! sergeant expected to be appoint-| ed at a future date. fH flAath "We hope the traffic bureau Iv WCaill IIVOI will meet the increasing need Jands sdiedule and are traveling al-,i„g., ElUott tered routes because of flood' Southern Pacific officials. The Sunset Limited, which is The snow level in the "locked- up" San Bernardino mountains the raitoad's only transcon- in expected to lower to 6,000 tuicntal passenger train on the feet tonight and 5,000 feet early southern route, has not run ^ Saturday. Gusty winds and cool- through the canyon since recent floods. The last westbound train came past Redlands last Mon-i praised for flood help There was some rejoicing today amidst the wrack and ruin problems. Southern Califonua Rapid Transit (SCRT) buses are leaving Redlands three minutes ear. lier than usual in order to cov' er circuitous routes. Tbey are arriving here as much as dght minutes late on each run from Los Angeles. Leaving the Redlands depot toward Los Angdes. each SCRT bus now travels Brookside avenue and Barton road to California street, then turns north because the Barton bridge is out at Bryn Mawr. From California street it uses the Redlands freeway west to Waterman avenue, then returns to Loma linda via Barton road and University street (formerly called Central avenue). Because the Anderson street bridge at San Timoteo creek is also destroyed, the bus must ! leave Loma Linda by retracing ithe route via University street er temperatures are expected to of flood-damaged Dunlap Acres accompany the storm. and the area below Wfldwood The five-day forecast calls for can>-on. Teenagers were being day, and an eastbound tram a {g^y showers tomorrow but praised for heroic assistance ol made the final trip Tuesday, otherwise no predpitation in flood sufferers. Frdght trains with urgent car- the ap- School Board meeting ttis w«*. ^<=^°^ t^«> by Trus- Bill Gibson, assistant aiperin-'^^Ji.' tecdent. reported that it was now apparent that the right-of- way needed for widening the street could be reduced by 12 feet if no parkway between sidewalks and tbe street w«e required. lliis mi^t provide suffident ri^t.of-«ay witfaoitt having to School Board takes action on personnel A sabbatical leave for 1969-70 school year was proved by Redlands School District Trustees for Redlands high school physics department chairman William E. Cunnmgham this week. Trustees took the following actions regarding other teaching assignments at their meeUng: —Approved the employment of Joan W. Cabanilla as a long term substitute at Crafton ele- ™w .._ mentary school, effective Feb- arid'Barton''road? Uiei 'V way ruary 19- of Waterman avenue into Sanj —Approved the employment Bernardino. of Donald M. Tale as a long I Greyhound buses, which do | term substitute at Smiley ele- ;not serve local commiftiities in mentary school, effecUve March He said applicationi are nov/loM Sarah L. Painter of West being taken from patrolmen inicovina '.vss fcmd ii? a snow- the department interested in; buried auto on Highway 38 about 200 - yards from Onyx Summit in the Big Bear area. The car bogged down there at 2:30 p.m. Monday and Mrs. Painter' dau^ter, Mrs. Irene Klisz of South Gate left to get help. Sheriffs d^uties said Mrs. Klisz walked all night, 16 miles throu^ the snow, before she was able to get to a telephone. She called the Big Bear sheriffs station at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies were not able to get to the car until 5:30 that night. By then, it was too late. The two women had left Big Bear Monday to look for a missing dog. Mrs. Misz was taken to Big Bear hospital suffering from frost bite and shock after being picked up by an Edison company leased helicopter. Southern California. Tempera-- Many of the young stalwarts jtees at the meeting this vjeek'the same detail as the SCRT 3. Pettis reports new damage wiU be added W.ASHINGTON, D.C. - Additional damage resulting firom this wedc's storm wiU be inelnd- ed m the figures conadered by the House Committee on PabKc Works Committee when ilw Disaster Rdief Bin comes before it. Congressman Jtay L. Pettis announced. "He committee win bold the record opea until the new damage can be assessed." Pettis said. "It irill certunly Im reflected in tlw araouat of vumtj we must appnpnate to hdp — Approved an agreement wiSi the Dependency Preventirai Ccmmission of San Bernardino County to operate five Preschool classes for the 1968-69 school year. Cost of tbe program is $73,549 which is totaUy reimbursable except for $2,460 in-kind contrftutions. — Approved the caJling for bids for purchase of two 91 pas- lline, have not been affected to any great extent Coaxial coble guarded by phone company . . ^.L , ^.,..,iSo have contained on an occa-ltures are expected to average had been released from Yucaipa sional basis, said William near normal along the coast to high school if they volunteered Phdps, pubbc rdabons repre- six deprees above normal in in- for flood relief woric. Joe Muld- sentaUve m Los Angeles. They!land portions. er was credited with having have had to use "shoofly" track- __ conceived the l^an to let young age to pass several washouts at! , , . Thermal and West Palm^ BUralOrS lOOt Springs. ITiere has been some . * softening of the roadbed at, hOllld Of mOH points west of Beaumont, hej who died huskies out of tbeb: dasses, and he, himself, volunteered to direct the effort in the neighborhood of Thirteenth street and Avenue E. On the repeated occasNns when evacuation was ordered below WHdwood canyon, several members of the Yucaipa high said, but in the absence of more rain the regular train schedules; will be resumed tonight. i Burglars yesterday looted the ^ ^ "Southern Pacific's westbound!unoccupied home of a Redlands trains have stopped at Phoenix I man who died last week from Companions made a highly cred- since this emergency." said a heart attack, police reported.,jta^e shomng. saM the dis- Phelps, "and passengers have The house at 608 Third street, tressed residents, been put on buses to Los An-,part of the estate of deceased They dted one of the athletes, geles. Eastbound passengers buyi Ray Howlett. was entered by; who worked so long salvaging bus tickets to Phoenix, and there:someone who kicked in a rear;household articles in one home they board S.P. trains. !door. that he finally had to drop an "Our Daylight Limited has! Phillip A. Chavez, who had also had to suspend service on'been taking care of the house the coast line between Los An- since Howlett's death, said a geles and San Francisco. How- TV set, hair dippers and a saw, armful of groceries and splash his way to safety. "As of today," said Mulder, you can't get dtizens around ever, the San Joaquin line has i valued at a total of $310, w?^relhere to listen to what's wrong been operating." missmg. wrong with teenagers." —Approved the employment of Rosemary Hite as a substitute teacher in Adult Education, effective February 12. —Approved a leave of absence for Virginia Butler, Crafton teacher; and J. Charies Crane, Smiley teacher, both effective February 20. —Approved a leave of ab- Like guarding the famDy jew-lsen'e for Evelyn M. KeUer, Smi- ds. Pacific Tdephone emptoyesj'gy teacher, effective June 3. scnger busses to r^ace two 60 have been on round-the-clock ~ passenger busses and two carry- duty protectmg their transcon- alls and three sports vans to tmental coaxial cable in flooded replace two Volkswagens and Dimlap Acres. The vigil was ; three canyalls. ] somewhat relaxed today. — Approved the use of two (3ievnlet Impala Moot sedans, made available by Leage and Riadcd Chevrdet at no cost to tbe district These will be used comity and tbit &mn the total cOecta of tbe disaster." tor the Driver T^vning Pro. gram. Administrators were di. rected to send a letter of appreciation to tbe firm. — Awarded a contract to fliree firms to supply meat products to the RedlaiMb district k^ens for the period from March 1 through June 30. Des. at ProvisiOD conpaiiy. laland , , Empire Meat compaiiyaadLar- iziJiVM I iy*$ Food lYoducti loeofporsat' ed vere tbe oidsr finna cnp- ^^j 'lHg bids. DeMirjyn to speak to young GOP Charles DeMurjj-n. Redlands The cable, with its 1300 pre- cxMis wires enclosed, is a few! feet underground at the southern edge of Dunlap boulevard., It intersects the badly battered dty councilman, will be the Wilson creek, which has dam- guest speaker Sunday at the aged everything in the area ex- monthly meeting of tiie Red-, cept tbe cable. lands area Young Repubbcans.! Tbe cable reaches from Los The meeting is scheduled for: Angdes to New York, constant-S p.m. at Paul Pinckney's home ly canning hundred^ of mes. at ^ Cardinal lane, sages. Without it, theft would be Sandy Scholton, YR vice pres- an interruption of stock market ident, said discusaon wiU be reports, important tong distance hdd on the dub 's commnnity plmie service, news bidletins, political awareness program in some ot the major tdevision which various members have programs, and countless other viated meetings of the Gty taken ^or -gianted blessingi of Council. Planning Commisaoa the modem age. and Redlands School Board. RESTING IN REDLANDS — This DC-3 plane from Bakersfidd dropped in Tlmrsday, giving Redlands Itoiidpal -Airport one of its barest viators. It brou^t executives of Tennetoo, Inc, a Kern coonty land concern, inspecting pR^erties owned by the company in this area. Also in the picture is a helicopter from Jdco, Inc., of Fontana, lented by Southern Califonua Edison company. (Facts photo by C J. Kenison)^

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