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10-Mar.24,1959 Redlands Daily Facts Sound Driver Laws Are Discovered. Not Made When it comes to amending the California Motor Vehicle Code, too many members of the Legislature are "law happy." These gentlemen drive on the highways, like everyone else, and tliey notice practices that irritate them. So they rise up in their official dignity and say to themselves, "There ought to be a Jaw." They write a bill and put it in the hopper. Let's examine a few samples: (1) Assemblyman Don Mulford of Alameda Introduced a bill last week to outlaw turning- light signals on automobiles. These are presently optional under the law. If you don't signal with lights, then you are supposed to put your arm out—horizontal for left turns and raised for right turns. Mulfiord wants arm signals only. (2) Assemblyman Paul L. Lunardi of Placer county lias introduced one about automobile horns. You would no longer be required to honk your Klaxon when approaching a turn on a mountain road, if you were driving entirely to the right of the center of the road. Present law requires honking when you approach a curve having an unobstructed view for a distance of 200 feet. (3) Assemblyman Seth Johnson .of Los Angeles county would provide that a pedestrian starting across the street when the light turned green would have to yield the right-of-way to any automobile in his path if it happened to have gotten into that position while the light was in its favor. All of these proposals have a common, mistaken assumption. They suppose that the Legislature makes vehicle law and the public obeys it Such nonsense! Compliance with the law requiring a person who is going to make a turn to signal is altogether haphazard. As a driver you simply cannot depend upon the other fellow giving you a sign, either by turning lights or by arm. If he does, that's just good luck. In the mountains the ordinary driver is unaware that his automobile is equipped with a horn. You'd better do your own honking in self- defense if you don't want to get smashed, head- on, at a sharp turn. As to the motorists who get held up in an intersection by other cars, and come into conflict with pedestrians. Well, people just unscramble those situations as best they can. Neither the driver nor the walker is legal minded at that moment. Actually, the Legislature is quite ineffective at "making" law for motorists. People drive according to their own notions of what is necessary. They will give a turn signal if they happen to think of it, and feel that it matters. They will honk on a mountain road only if they have a sense of danger upon approaching a turn. The laws that people will obey are the ones that everyone can see are necessary. Go-stop lights command nearly 100 per cent respect because everyone knows that a busy intersection becomes chaotic without control. Sound vehicle legislation is not made in Sacramento but is discovered on the streets and highways. Our Best Export A commendable development is the unofficial encouragement Washington is giving to American students to attend the Red-dominated World Youth Festival in Vienna this summer. Some of our youngsters went to a similar gathering in Moscow two years ago, and the government was surprised to find that part of their number did very well in explaining this country and its attitudes. The notion has taken hold that it is possible for young Americans to mix with dedicated Communists and not only avoid the contamination of their ideas but plant some good solid democratic propaganda. All we can ask of the kids is that they inform themselves fully and fairly about the United States before they go into combat against the frauds and fancies of communism. If the young ones pull it off well a second time, maybe somebody might decide that adult Americans also might just manage to rack up some propaganda victories in the forum of ideas. The Newsreel A metropolitan barber we know can give a $1.75 haircut that looks like a do-it-yourself job for those who want to impress people with their thrift without going to too much trouble. The man at the next desk says he read with enthusiasm the description of the continental look for men until it mentioned the "nipped-in waist," whereupon he turned to the sports section. The old adage about the needle in the haystack was good, but finding the contact lens in the swimming pool is not only more up-to-date, it's harder. Harold Sta'ssen seeks to prove that any American boy who can be elected governor of Minnesota can be elected mayor of Philadelphia. Not that the.pioneers didn't have some spring chores to do—such as clearing a few more acres of wilderness—but they didn't have to worry about cleaning out the backyard swimming pool. A defeated candidate in our district says running for public office would have been a waste of time and money, except that his family got 80 much enjoyment out of his opponent's speeches. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore In Upper Mill Crock canyon, 20 miles cast of Redlands. the stream now draws the boundary between Spring and Winter. This is a matter of sunshine. The canyon lies between steep, east-west walls and on one side it is shadowed and cool while on the other it is bright and warm. And so on the north- side of the creek the rocky white cliffs are quite bare. At their foot, the black butterflies with yellow margined wings, are already flitting about in the sunshine. Yet. on the forest floor south of the stream snow lies in patches and great blankets. Higher, on the pitched slopes of South mountain, the shadow protects the stucco-like coating of snow. The animals, for their part, have taken the attitude that in this strange land of winter-whilc-it-is- spring. Ihcy will bide their time. You must look sharply to see a gray squirrel venturing a hop across the snow. And the deer are still in the lower country, their (racks being quite absent from the wet sands along t h e creek. In the very head of the Canyon, where the avalanches slide down into the choked creek bottom, there is 'a tiny "glacier". It is about eight feet deep, along the wall which it presents to the stream, and on top has a one foot layer of dirt and silt. The chocolate frosting protects it from lhe sun which now peers over Galena peak, which some call "little San Gorgonio". Along the stream there are many lesser mounds of what appear to be black dirt. But when you dig into them you find hard snow beneath. These little reservoirs will help to keep Mill Creek coursing down toward our dry valley during the arid months to come. We wouldn't swear to it under oath, but we did find the tracks of an Abominable Snowman. At least, that s what we thought they were. The Yeti must have been going down hill, and so steeply that we wonder if he tumbled head first. Strangely, he left hut two foot prints on the snow and must have been walking half on the snow and half on the adjoining bare ground. That is a queer way to •walk, but the Abominable Snowman is a peculiar fellow, as all authorities agree. The foot prints were something like a hand in shape but of enormous size, being perhaps a foot in length. It is a pity that this evidence will soon melt away in the Spring sun. for it is so very hard to find any tracks of the Abominable Snowman. In a more earnest fashion we studied the slopes through binoculars on that one in a million chance of sighting the wreckage of the jet aircraft in which Col. Harry G. Moselcy of Redlands is missing. Looking up from the canyon bottom, there are many glitters. But upon inspection with glasses they usually turn out to be glare from the ice which coats some of the rocks. From higher vantage points, miles of mountainside can be inspected, but again there are so many objects that look as if they might be wreckage that it takes patience and a strong telescope to make out what they are. Some are fallen logs. Others are slabs of rock which shine as snow-water runs across them. While we scanned the mountains from a solid perch, small Civil Air Patrol planes would come over, flying close to the slope of Mt. San Gorgonio. Sometimes they would circle and make figure eights, as if checking and rechecking a point. But their arduous hunt was, like ours, of no avail. One Minute Pulpit Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said. Ye men of Athens. I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.— Acts 17:22. Superstition is a senseless Tear of God. — Cicero. Teletips TOP SHOW — 8:00 Chan. A Ciaudette Colbert will escort Perry Como on a "visit" to his friends of the Broadway stage during the special "Star Parade". Included are Gertrude Berg < Molly Goldberg 1 . Sir Ccdric Hardwicke, Frances Nuyan and Cyril Rilchard. 8:30 Chan. 2 Red Skelton. Frank Lovcjoy guests. 9:30 Chan. 4 Bob Cummings. Bob has trouble with George < Cimarron City Montgomery. 9:30 Chan. 7 Naked City. Intrigue hits city when Michael Ansara is guest star. 10:00 Chan. 7 Alcoa Presents. Bruce Gordon, Pcrnell Roberts in "The Vision."' Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 47, lowest 39. Planning commission approves closure of Fern avenue through high school campus subject to City Council approval. New Redlands bus station to be constructed for Greyhound and Metropolitan Coach lines at 22-24 West Central (Highway 99). according to A. J. Schott, owner of the property. Alan Parkes wins first prize in Lincoln Essay contest with Raymond Bowlby second and Judy Jones, third. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 54. lowest 42. Long distance phone rates within the state increase by an average of 5 to 10 cents. Rev. Harold DcRoo of Holland. Mich., accepts call to pastorate of Bethany Reformed church. Business and townspeople I a y groundwork for formation of new booster club for University of Redlands. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 70, lowest 43. Mrs. Robert King of Yucaipa elected president of Redlands district PTA Council at annual meeting. Negotiations scheduled in dispute between Water Conservation district board and city of Riverside over amount of water Riverside may pump from this basin and export. SIDE GLANCES By Galbrailh TV-Radio Log 'c> Cnlor Telecast •> p.m. ".. 4. S-Movie 3. 7—Bandstand •"*—Cartoon* 5—J. J. Anthonv II—TopDer 5:30 3—Jet Jackson S—Bozo ?—Adventnra Ttmf »—Crisweil 11—Sclerc. 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Cumin** X— Flvnn Theater 11—Dial 999 10:00 p.m. i 11—News 3. 4. 10—Calif"nlani 5—Divorce Hearing 7—Theater 11— News 13—Ton Durban 10: m 11—P3ul Co»te« 10 :31 2—Move 3—Tactic 4 —Mike Hammer 7—News 10:13 7. 9—News 11—Movie 11 p.m. 3—Industry 4. 5. R_New» 9—Bowlinr 11.-1.1 3. 4—Jack Parr 5—1.. Finlev 7—Let'* Dane* 13—Tom Diicsan 11:30 I. 4. ?—Jack Pa»r 12 mtrfnifa I. 7. 9—Movia 12:30 4 —Plavhouse 11-Movie n >tin«*e)a>j 7:00 a.m. 1. f —Kantaroo 4. lo—Today 7:45 2. B—News 8:00 a.m. 2—Miss Brooks S—Cartoons S—Star Hour 8:30 2—Amo? n Andy S—Red Row* 7—Reduce 8:15 7—Milirji 9:00 a.m. 2- fi -Piavhmiye 4. 10—Do Re Ml 9:30 2. S—Ooiifrcv 3. «. 10-Trea*. Hnt. 7—Grrat Life 11—Jack LaLar.n* 10:00 a.m. 2. S—I L/ne Lucv 3. 4. W—Price Rit* S—Red Rowe 7—Cartoons 11—Little Margie 10:30 2-4— Top Dollar 3. 4. 10—ConcentraL .V— Harrv Babbitt 10:1.1 11—I.ed Three Uvea J 1:00 a.m. 2, 8—Love of Life • 3, 4. 10—Tic Tac Do 5—Romper Room 7—Married Joan 9—Film 11:30 2, 8—Tomorrow 3. 4. 10—Could Be U 7—Peter L. Hayea 9—Matinee 11:15 J. S--Guidinz LIU 12 noon 2—Irwin Berk* • 3. 4. 10—Truth, Cns. S—t'nele Luther S—Curt?in Tim* U—Sheriff John 12:13 7—My Hero 12:30 i 2. 8— World Turn* 3. 4. 10—Hsi.«. Bjfis. 7—Play Hunch j 11—Cartoons 1:00 p.m. Z-S—Jim Dean 3, 4. 10—Dr. Malone 5— Movie 7—Liberace 11—Mickev Rooney 1:39 2. 8—Hou«* Partv 3. 4. 10—These RU. 7—Dr. I. Q. 11—District Atty. 2 p.m. 2. 8— Big Payoff 3. 4. 10—Queen Day 7—Dav In Court 11—Paul Coatcs 2:30 2. 8—Verdict Tour* 3. 4. 10—Cnty. Fair 7—Music Binso 9—Cookin 11—Steve Martin 13-Film 3 p.m. 2. 8—Brighter Day 3—Margo Cobey 4. 9. 10—Movie 7—Beat Clock 13—June Levant 3:13 Z. 8—Secret Storm 3:30 3. *— Kdce of Nleht 3. 7—Who U Trust 5—Miladv 4 p.m. 2—Vagabond 3. 7—Bandstand 5—Cartoons 11—Frontier Dr. 13—Movie 4:30 2. 4— Movie 3—Bandstand 11— Juncle Jim Tuesday 8:30 3 p.m. KABC—N*wt KABC—Air Watch KHJ—Travis to 8 KK1—News, Weatn KFI—City Desk KNX—E. R Morrow I KNX—Music 3:15 6:15 KFI—News KFI-Financial KABC—News, Air KABC—Sporu Watch KNX—C. Alcott 5:30 KABC—Winter, Air Watch KFI—Feature Wire KNX—Tom Harmon KABC—Tomorrow KABC—Anderson KFI-KNX—News 8 p.m. KHJ-KABC- News .KXX-City Editor KFI—Journal KNX—Sports 6:1: KABC—Daly, Harr KFI—Sports KNX—I- Thomas KHJ—Pinkley 8:30 KABC-Hollywood 9 p.m. KNX—News, Opin'n KFI—News-niehtMn* KABC— Browning 10:00 p.m. KFI-KNX—New* KHJ—News. Musis 10:15 KFI—Man On Go KNX—Sports 10:30 KFI—Called Life KHJ—News. Musio KNX—Phil. Norman 10:45 KFI—Music 11 p.m. 8 p.m. | KFI-KHJ—News KHJ—Chatter, to 12! 11:15 KABC—R. Browing,KNX—News. Musto I 7 p.m. KABC-Sid Walton I KFI—Relax |KNX—Amos'n Andy 7:30 KFI—World News KNX—Answer 7:43 KFI—Life & World "I've been retired from the force for 20 years and I've been wondering—on the cars with no running board, where do you put your foot while you make out a ticket?" Vt'etlneadap 7:00 a.m. KABC—J. Trotter KFI—News KHJ-KNX—News 7:15 KFI—Hit the road KHJ—Martindale, 9 KNX—Bob Cran* 7.-30 KNX-KHJ-N-swa 7:45 KNX—H Babbitt 8:00 a.m. KFI—Hit the road KNX—Bob Crane 8:15 KNX—News 8:30 KFI—News KNX—Bob Cran* 8:45 KFI—Turn Clock 9:00 a.m. KABC—BrkXst. Club KHJ—News, Crowell KNX—News 9:15 KNX—Bob Crane 9:30 KFI—Ladles Day 10:00 a.tn. KABC— Ameche to 1 KHJ—News KNX—World Tonite KFI—News 8:15 KNX—Geo. Walsh KFI—True Storv KNX—Happiness 10.-15 KHJ—Tel lo Test KNX—2nd Mrs. B'rn 10:30 KHJ—Crowell KNX—Dr Malons 10:45 KM PC—Baseball (Dodgers-Braves) KHJ—Crowell KNX—Ma Perkins 11:00 a.m. KHJ—Martindale, 1 KFI—Bandstand KNX—Whisper Sts. 11:15 KNX—Next Door 11:30 KFI—Notebook KNX—Helen Trent 11:45 KNX—Entertalnm't KFI—News 12 noon KHJ-KNX—News 12:15 KNX—Mclnlneh KFI—Farm Report !2:.7» KFI—Life Story KNX—Galen Drake | p.ne. KABC—D. Crosby 11:30 KNX—Mus till dawn 12 ntidnifa KFI—Other Sid* KNX—News, God'fy KFI—News. Matine* KHJ—Travis to 3 1:30 KFI—Woman In KM 1:45 KFI—Peppe r Touni 2 p.m. KHJ—News. Crowell KABC—D. Crosby KNX—House Party KFI—Fern i ouch 2:30 KFI—1 Mans Fan KNX—Bill Weaver 2:45 KFI—Dr Gentry 3 p.m. KABC—R. Carroll KFI—News KHJ—News. Crowe! 3:15 KFI—Happy Tim* 3:30 KNX—Phil Norman 4.-O0 KHJ—F. Lewis , KFI—News i KNX—News 4:15 KHJ—Hemiiicway KFI—M. Bennett KNX—Still Bill 4:30 KHJ—Crowell to • ASSIGNMENT: WASHINGTON More You Know, More You Realize You Don't Know, I. G. Y. Shows By Ed Kotcrba WASHINGTON — The date was August 1. The New Zealand scientist on the island of Samoa Miuint- ed into the night sky toward the north. Suddenly, the horizon burst into an arc of flashing lights accompanied by dancing shafts of blue and green. Aurora borcalis — "northern lights!" and so far south. . . strange indeed. The scientist scribbled down his observations in detail. Little did he know then that what he was viewing was history's first manmade magnetic storm, or "northern lights." This was the first Argus explosion of an atomic "space bomb" over Johnson island, 2,100 miles north of Samoa. Now. the Argus story has been printed. That explosion was followed by a second one over Johnson on August 12, then three more in September over the Atlantic. By coincidence, the Samoan anecdote — which was disclosed by our international geophysical year scientists behind closed doors to our lawmakers on January 13 — was being released on Capitol Hill just as the stories broke on the series of Argus firings. The spectacle of the "northern lights' came in for much exciting testimony before a House Appropriations Subcommittee. Our IGY scientists, usually staid, unexcitable. non-talkative, were bubbling with enthusiasm. They established another historical first, they said. Dr. James A. Van Allen cosmic ray scientist from State University of Iowa, told how his colleagues "looked into the throat" of an aurora, as he put it. This was over the far north base of Fort Churchill. They did it by shooting 10 rockets into the flashing lights. The rockets radioed a coded picture of the phenomenon. Another piece of fascinating news was their discovery of the "whistler." Space scientist Alan II. Shaplcy described it. It has to do with lightning. What happens, he said, is there is a lightning stroke somewhere in the world. Electro-magnetic radiation scoots along the earth's magnetic field thousands of miles into space and then comes back on the other side of the globe. The energy of the stroke is so spread out in frequency that a whistle is heard instead of the customary "click." In fact, on one occasion, IGY posts heard that atmospheric whistle simultaneously in New Zealand. Alaska, California. Bermuda and Washington. D.C. — from a single stroke of lightning. They refer to this one as the "worldwide whistler." Now the scientists want to know more about that whistle. Just like Dr. Van Allen said, the 18- month IGY has proved that old maxim that the more you know, the more you realize you don't know. To point this up, he told this anecdote: Somebody suggested, he said, that one way we can determine if there is life on Mars is to send up a rocket equipped with a miniature scoop shovel. The shovel, he said, would be dropped onto the surface of Mars to pick up matter so we could examine it for any evidences of life. The trouble, though, said Van Allen, is that when that scoop shovel is at work, it may very vicll be trampled by a herd of .Martian elephants. IN HOLLYWOOD Joe Welch And Wife Take Movie Fling 'Just For Fun' By Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD - Joseph N. Welch's wit and wisdom at the counsel table won him stardom on Capitol Hill five years ago. but today as a Hollywood movie actor he is givin?; no thoughts to stealing the show. But the Boston trial lawyer of the McCarthy hearing already has taught Hollywood a couple of new tricks. Producer-director Olto Preni- injjer. who will direct him as the murder trial judge in "Anatomy o[ Murder,'' negotiated directly with Welch "and it wn< like negotiating with Khrushchev.'' Otto laughed. Only one lawyer okayed the movie contract "and that » JS Joe," Welch beamed. And before Welch would accept the role, he talked Premingcr into giving Mrs. Welch a part in th> film, too. Now in Hollywood with him. she will play one of the 12 jurors. Not because the Welchs are greedy, though. "Joe and his wife just hate to be separated." Otto explained at a Hollywood press luncheon at which he introduced his "new face." A surprisingly tall 'six fecti man to people who have seen him only on TV, Welch i« givinu no thoughts to stealing the show- in Hollywood, he said, because: "I am well aware of my position. It isn't, a great part and I'm not an actor." He is playing the role "only for fun." Welch explained. "If people think it is for publicity. I'd like to remind them that I can only diminish my reputation as a lawyer—not as an actor." Preminger said he made many trips to Boston and had many phone calls with Welch before the 63-year-old lawyer agreed to play the role of the judge in his picture. Then Welch explained: "I found it to be an honest book written the way people talk in a courtroom and it is an honest movie script. "The script sold me. Then I checked up on Mr. Premingcr I've never told him this uefoie — and I discovered he was a man capable of insisting on being right with no further arguments about i'." Welch laughed about three Welch legends. Untrue, he said, were lhe legends that he is (1> "a short little man," (2) "witty - ' and '3' "wise." But he couldn't disprove Nos. 2 and 3 as he addressed the lunch- con guests with wit and wisdom. Looking back today at the McCarthy hearings of five years ago. he said: "I believe they will become only a small footnote to history." He also revealed a great re- socct for Preminger who offered and then signed him for the role. •'•Atn with his eye on the box office." Welch said, "he was quite aware that I am hated by many people who feel I contributed to the Hr >siruciion of a man they loved." If the role brings Welch good or bad fan mail "I think I'll be able to take it." he grinned to me. After the McCarthy hearings, he told me. the Boston post office received a letter on the envelope of which were scrawled only the words: "Stinker Welch. Boston. Mass." "There are hundreds of other Welches in Boston." his' eyes (winkled with his words, "but the post office delivered the letter to me." THE FAMILY DOCTOR Infection Of Iris Demands Prompt, Skillful Treatment By Edwin T. Jordan, M.D. Several readers have inquired about iritis, particularly its possible causes and treatment. Certainly this serious eye disease deserves attention. Its name comes from the part of the eye affected—the iris. It almost always causes pain, watering of the eyes, sensitivity to bright light. If it goes on too long it can lead to poor vision or even total loss of sight in the involved eye. When, as often happens, iritis begins suddenly, lhe symptoms are worse than in the chronic variety. But recovery usually comes more rapidly, perhaps in a few weeks. Pain is usually severe and commonly worse at night than in the daytime. Touching or pressing the eyeball produces excruciating pain. Iritis is sometimes associated with rheumatism, diabetes, tuberculosis, syphilis or injury. It is most important (hat the cause of the iritis be discovered whenever possible. The disease or condition producing the inflamation of the iris must be treated as well as the eye itself. Thus the search for infection or disease elsewhere in the body must be carried out painstakingly and thoroughly. But sometimes no cause whatever can be found. When proper trcalmcnt is begun early, the iritis often clears up completely, but complications and chronic inflammation are dangerous possibilities. The eye itself requires highly skilled treatment, including the use ol drugs, heat applied locally, rest and protection from light. Sometimes a method called foreign protein therapy has been found helpful in iritis. This consists in injecting some protein substance iboiled milk is an example) which produces a reaction in the body, usually with fever. This seems to stimulate resistance and often has a favorable effect on the iritis. As in most other inflammatory diseases of the eye (but not such things as cataracts, simple glaucoma, and the like) ACTH or cortisone have been used with considerable success in some but not all. When any thing goes wrong with the eyes, diagnosis and treaiment should be prompt since the risk of permanent damage to these vital organs is great. 4

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