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• Poge 20, Wednetdoy, Mar. S, 1969 Rcdkindt, Calif. Johnsfon COIICQ ' teoms from OIIMI S ' cxpcrMncs Dr. Prcsslo' McCoy. dianoeUor of Johns- Jon College, has newr had to worry about Ihc students im'ading his orfioe and demand- ins reforms as a condition oT their departure. He doesn't have any students yet, and won't have until the ne»v off-shooL of the Uniwrsitv of Rodlands opens nc\t September. In that situation lies the great opportunity or the ncvv oollegc said Fred Hochinger, education editor of the Neu' York Tiroes, ulio w-as here to consult uith Dr. McCoy last wtjck. Johnston is being founded at a time uitcn changes in the established order are being demanded at campuses from Berkeley to Columbia. It has no customs to be defended, no curriculimi to be justified, no professors who are settled in their u'a>& Starting afresh at this time. Johnston college has the o]^rtunity to observe the faults in older schools that are most in need of correcting. With both a new faculty and a new student body, there is a chance to es- tablidi a strong common bond at the outscL With a dean slate, tlie content cX the ouricu- lum can be detennined from scratdi. That Dr. lilcCoy and his ooUcagues have such an <^iportunity is a credit to the parent sdiool — the University of Redlaiids. Under Preddoit George ArmaoosU UR has been quite experimental itself. pi<mccring a decade ago utih a branch in SaldNirg* and nott' being in the seoond-}X!ar trial <rf the "minl-semestcr." The new college is not expected to be a dead ringer for the parent, but ratlier to deitiop an academic style and personality of its oivn. By all present signs, Dr. SbCoy is maldng tlie most of this chance. Those sofety insptetions Proponoits of automobile safety neuer did suooeed in oonvindng the Legidature that motorists should be compiled to take thchr cars to a garage for an annual check. The lawmakers VKK never impressed by this tys- tern which many present reddcnts of Redlands have known in other states. Instead, the Legislature chose to cstablidi a system of random road checks to be conducted by a muchly-enlareed Hi^iway Patn>l organization.. These diecks are frequently made on the streets of Redlands.. If >'ou drive, there is a fair posdbility that you haw been caught in one. The checJdng that the Legislature authorized the patrol to conduct is rather limited. It has to be, dnoe the woric is done on the road, not in a garage. Also, it has to be quidc to be acceptable to the impatient person. At least the inspectors can check the aim of the head h'gfats and the operation of turn agnals and stop lights. They can get a fahr idea of Uie condition of the brakes. They can spot obviously dangerous faults. During the time that this random chcdc system has been in operation, it has caused no public outcry. If tte Facts has ever re- teKed a leUer to the Peoples Cdumn on tMs topic, we don't recall it Apparently, ntotor- ists accept the system as necessary. Ibis may be a sign that the public is a bit more willing to go along with necessary itt^tecdons of automobiles than the Legislature seems to think. If so. this could apply to the problem of smog devices as wdl as safety devices. Sf'oy iou^^h on hifclih9cors Ks hard, sometimes, to pass by' a young fdlow standing on the edge of a highway or at a freewaj' interdtange. Maybe he's a ool- 1^ kid trjiing to get back to his school or a soldier hurrying back to his post The odds, howeror. show that the hardhearted drixw is the wise driver. Of 100 hitdthikcrs stopped in AitEona recently, only four uvre found to be without previous or current difficulties with the authorities, reports 'Travd Talk." published by the Netnaska Game Commisdon. Along one stretdi of highivay. the survey revealed that 84 had ctimfaial records and 12 others were dther Juvenile lunairays or savkemen absenC witiiout leave. — NEA Wiilia Grail Off Salt The Newsreel A harried htufaand rqwrts that he is frying to earn with the poker cards wiiat his wife spends with the credit cards. The man worthwhile is the man who cm smile idien timyoae dse say* ibte^ve beard his Joke. Ei«i tte ancient 'moiieB on tdevisioa can be hazardous, as In the case of the U-yearoM giri down the blodc who has fallen in low with iOds^ Roooey. A Cat friend says his wife has put a stidter on the refrigeraton "^amhig! Overuse nay be Injurious to the beallfa." There are all kinds of f!u viruses. The man at the next desk says that the bug whidi hit him fled before he couM get lis name. •y FRANK MOMI Water was only half the curta tiut the ilood vidled opoo bs iMia Unda vidiiai. Ilia other half was mud. mtiicii remaioed alter Uw ifalcr kB. Wbeic did it all come from? Part came from WOdwood creek, at nqdaiiied yesterday. But vhen t Oem up San Timoleo rredc Sumlay with Ouries Kittle in a Tri-City Airport Bonanza. I could also see railec of lianks that bad been uodereul. droppms toot and tons of earth into Uie credc In Lira Oak Ctayto, souUi ct Rodlands. the bank* »«re like- itiw undercut with one stranse renJL The water kept eating into Uie hank «>tfl It rMched a «cU mlikfa had been driUed quite a distance back from the channel. Xov Uie top 30 feet of the casinc stands up like a pole, tlie tixtta pump motor perched on lop. Ftfiag otcr Loma Linda and Dnnlap ares. I noticed a stranse fad. In some places, the safett home «« one kicated risht br tke tivtrs. VM was so because both Wilsoa creek fai Yucaipa and San Timoleo creek in Loma t^^if" jumped out of Uieir man-made chamxb and toOovvd Iho natural srade Uirotti^ tracU of homes. The result was that aome riv- cf-tiank properties were bypassed as Ihc water found a new route. AUbama street acmts Uie Santa Ana rixtr was so buried in stU Uut t cooMal see Uie usual-ctraiffat line of the pavement Rather, die iHepbooe pales and their wires marked Uie crotiins. From the air I could tdl someUtinc about the behatior of cnsineer* hi the wake of tiie Good. Their Unt aciioo b to put IwDdaien in ihe creeks to excavate ^fcyn"*!* tntfwdH to keep any new doas amay from Uie banks. I could see Uiis in Sas ^sMleo creek in Boit Mawr. in Wildmood Crack near Yucaipa. and ta Wilcon creek in Oualap. Iliat is also wtot the DMOet of Hi|fr»ays did in fam«r Mm Oeck eaayon earlier Uiis winter, after rebundine the aasbed- oM paiu of Sute Kthway 38. it worked. When t Oew into die canjoo Sunday I ooukl see no oe*: major damase lo the roal Fl>ins on up iitte upper Mill Creek I WM amc-stnck liy the masnilicent beauty of tliis alpine can >xM. The walls rise stccid}- on the Mt. as clifb on the risfat and vertically at Uie bead. The datk rocks are now piatteml with snow. The snow line was at Forest Home bridse. dividinc the cao- yott into tmo worids — the IOK- er cas>-oo with the bmass and ttreess of crominic thinss: the upper cln>xm a soomlxNind ««rid of white. Lookias down throush the Ireetops in Forest Home and F^illsvale. 1 couU see many cabin rooftops, loaded with soom-. But I cooldnt see any robis that had cat«d in. nor conU t see any aiwlancbes that had come <kmn to Forest Uome boulevard. lloHvtw. Uie avdaaches are dear and bold on Uw Usher slopes, espedally in the cmyno that drains to the road Just thorl of Bis Falls Lodpe. (Some call it ** SB 9 W Canyon"; the so*- enmicst name is "Battle- snake.") Beeanse of its almost t«rtical waUc. this terrain is hf destiny an avdaneha ooune — always has been, always will be. On a wann May day H win be a fuBflaoe for a picnic oa Uw hard, deep anow. Timtly Quoits Why is U that we can become nationally areused by a sfaisle murder but be compleieiy passive about SS.O00 horrible deaUis on Uw bi(bwa}'s each year? praissiar a» Uw IMvarsily of I dont ibkdc he's stumbled, and he's Mt made any Uw^ of any ceascgiwnce, He's moved aloQS raiitiflmly aad pradently. There's no rati pracram yd. bat jm iwv* to (hv a oew rnsneBL now lo scocraw OBC. Mabsft Hsaifhriy.mi RkhaH Quick Qiiii Q - mw holds the major leasne record for appfaraaoa fa Uw most coHStaaira sames? A - Loo GckriC fiat base- maa for the ymkm, who liiayad fa a iccwd 2J9I coniee- OtiVS gllBW Q — What b the comet BMUH ed at Qytas dw Oas of dw IMir ed SMes on Mcnwrial Day. May A - Balf4tt (r from iwUI aeoa. hooorioc oor henws. «Nl fall-slall Crom The 'new boy' shows lofs off confrol By MAJ. GEN. PIRRY B. GRIFFITH USAF (Rat.) HOTFOOT Redlands Yesterdays FIVK YEARS AGO Temperature* — Hisbest SS. hiwest 37. COBstractioo in Redlands for the fini two nooUis of I9S4 is alread>- ahead of last }«ir's record pace with another S2 million in buOdtm; penniU issued dorins Febniary. Dr. Mas Baflnty, slate su- pn intendcot of public titstnic* tion and probably one of Uw more oontro\wsial fisures in the stale. «iU be in Redlands for a public speech Ttesday at Grace Mullen auditorium. Susan Chesus. repretendnff American Lepon Post 106 of Redlands. places third in the American Lecioo Oratorical coo- tcft heM at Escoodido. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Hifihest T5. !o«<est 42. .Viae admiaittraiora from Mrxicali and Tijuana schools to spend today and toroomw visit- ins RcdLinds schools and ditrussin: educational problems uiih loral school officials. Walter A. Pase elected to prrsidrory of Redlands Rotary club and mill succeed Charles Ziilrh on July 1. San Gorsooio Search and Rescue Team celebrates its first Ufibday wiUi an open house event It responded to S calls for help and contributed 3.000 man hours its iirst year. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Trmperatures — Hisbest 13. kmcsl 39. Giy deric rcporU Uiat 9.608 residents are registered to vote in Uw fonhcomins dty election. Chai^ 0. Picrpotat. int business manaser. elected to succeed Paul Lmislie. Edison district maaajger. as presidest of Uw Roiaiy cfaib. Administrators hira acodemic arsonists One Ntaute Piifpit "This is my commandment, that you love one anoUwr as I ha\« hived you." — John 1S:13. Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It come* out of Heaven, unasked and unsousht — Peari Buck. American novelisL Berry's World By JOHN Mr. GILBAU6H ProfMsar al Educalien San Jose Stale CadtfO Most of today's campus tur- taod is tmponed by naive col­ let administrators. And it is (qualt>- naive of the ceaeral public to betie«-e Uiai Uiese campus officials win suddenly ciiaajte and do Uw Job for which they are beinK paid by deonins up the sordid mess. The system of rollrjte manacement. imo Ktiirh hitrhrr edueatioo has drifted, has spaMTwd a nop of ad- mmJstraiors «ho have neither •the capacity nor the will to lead. In fart, there is much evidence la indicate that many department heads, deans and coL Icae presidenis are in league «i!h Uw campus anarchists and retdutiooists. to most of those instances where coUe;e administrators haven't actually jobwd Ihe forces of ditsidence. Uiey ha\e inadverteoUy paved the way for faculty revolution by (TOi$ inrptness in the discharce of their responsSMliUes. There are many examples o( incidents which have become seeds of rcxtilutioo implanted in fertile campus seed beds. And. which have now matured 10 Ihe peak of harvest One illusU^tion wat the I9G8 proposal of a leftist-oriented social science depamnem in one of California's lartest state colleges, to appoint an assistant professor who was described in the recrods as "a member of a ytNins. twt groKing sroup of MarxisU in Uw United States." This lefUst candidate for appointment had a Ions hiitoiy of pro- Castro supportive activity, as evidenced by bis promotioaa] literature describins "eye-witness" accounu of the Cuban Revolution and frequent trips to Cuba. His proposed empfey- mcnt was vetoed by Uw Dean of the CUIe«e. who had conducted an extensive check into iba candidiite's backsround. .VetYribeleu, Uw coUesr prc*- idom who. at that time, had recently been appointed to his position on the recommendation of the faculty, ki an effort to curry fivar «iUi Uw faeuhy. Q - mulls tte US. ( R -lias nganliac, aadqnes? A — AaUqoes aiore than l« yurs «r asi ara adadtai duty overruled the GbUege Dean and approved ibe appointment of Uw re«tiltttioniu professor. Sliortly after his arrival on the California campus. Uw subject was much in view as a leadcr of campus disturbances which mounted to riot or near-riot pro- portkms. Dow Chemical and ROTC campus recruiment ac- tiviijes pnnided Uw spark used to set off the disrupiioas. Later, he orsanized and led a group of 30 professors «1w uriicd the entire faculty. «iUi some deia«e of success, to di- i-crt their full atieniioa for an entire week from regular teach- ins assignments to pretest sessions against the Uemam War. This dissident professor engaged in the recent illegal faculty strike. And, was reportedly absent without leave for five consecutive days, which according to law. constitutes a resignation. In Uie light of his disruptive campus tactics, will the college president exercise his option to separate this revolutioo- ar>- from the state payroll? While the observance of good judgmcm ntMild dictate an affirmative response to the question, quite the contrary course of action has been announced. He has been assured, aking wiUi all the other striking professors, of full reinstatement For Uw current academic term, this same president approved Uw appointment of a professor, wbo, last year, served as faeuhy adtisor to the Students for a Democratic Society on the campus of a major, western University. WiUi a record of experience in disraptive Uc- tics prior to his Califnnia em- ployinent this dissident professor has added his diaos-creatins kiiowledse to Uw cause of anarchy Iqr serving as a leader in Uw recent Illegal faculty suike. As one who daily view* the turbulent waters on a campus s«a of chaos, this writer poses the qucstkm: ShouU we first treat Uw symptoms of the campus iibwss by firing the dissMenl. subvcrrive and anar chist professors? Or. shouU we strike direcUy at Uw heart of Uw disease by firing Uw college admbiistratars who hai-e kindled Ihe fires of revohitioo by importing, promotins. and tcntiring Uwse professkmal academic ar- sooisu? The AhncNiac Ttaday if Wcdnenlay. March S.tbeSllhdayfl (19a »wiUi30l toloDow. Uw mooa if between itt foU pbase aod last qoaiter. Uw momiae stars are Mercniy. Mars and Jupiter. The evcnias stats are Venus aod Satan. On Uds day fa Ustary: In ITtO the Borton Massacra occmred as Britidi troops, anooyed fay taa «iac killed five dvOiaat. IB 1953 lha Soviet Untan aaaoiaKMi flw Fnmiere Josef StaBa had died attiw afe of 13. flC ft certbni IwjnoiibafBi. la J9K a BriUsb tfriiaer craAed talo Japan's Haunt Fq^ UniBS 124 penons. la isas an AirfYance Jet lioer crashed fa the mounlafau of Cuaddoapt, kUlias 62. A tfaoosht for dw day: haak Waltoa saU. "I km sudi ndrih as does not make Mends asfaaocd to look apon one anotbcr la the morniiis." The honeymoon isn't over yet Excepting a few writers and imadcastcrs wbo find it coo- gcnitally impossible to lay off the invective. Mr. Mlxon sUn enjoys a right respectable, broad- gauge good press. But like a Marine patrol on a foraging party into unfamiliar VC territory, trip-wires criss-cross themselves all over the place, thinly veiled pit-falls are already dug snd tons of demolitions lay hidden everj-wfaere. All that's nec- ir»ary to blow the whole scene back into an all too familiar historical perspective is one ad- cidental or hastily concaved misstep. But, as of now he's virgin- dean. And one hopes that — with Uw cards stacked against him. as most political theorists regard thfaigs to be — he must rt all times, walk tall, forever radiating a composite of all the virtues of Washington. Lincoln. Cleveland. Roosevelts I and n, Uilson aod JFK if he desires much tranquility and freedom from type-set and electronically Crneratod xituperation. Like a good crap shooter, during Uiis present trip abroad, he doubled his roles imo pretty impressive gains by letting things ride each time a natural jumped rp: and. as they say in Vegas, be hit tilings pretty good, for a real big streak, loo. So. then, looking around for Uw mission- box, he hit his last lick, unostentatiously picked up the stack and left the table: a winner, .vet. dispensing no bard feelings, ii seems. Thi-t is miraculous. A.* I say. we're too near the c\rnt to assess what happened uiih a show of pontifical brow- nnnkling. Bui one thing is obMous: He could have turned tbu foray into an unqualified .'hamblrs. There were plenty of 'jad-«ishers waiting lo torpedo any false moves. The>- didn't (C. Ihe chance. In the first place, it was a (!rUghiful change to see things fn off without a whole en- loi»rasc of beautifiil people in Ion. This was a working trip. They turned the pool around and Uiat tone never left the scenario. The boss dkbi't even take a.'oag his white tie and tails. Anyone who's ever been on many trips like this knows ttiat the less booze, formatioiis, parades, benefits, banquets, etc. the more business gets done. No doubt he accomplished mere around a midnight fireplace, over a glass of sherry (and still pretty fresh, physically), than hunkered down in any .staged setting, when face lo lace wiUi Uw likes of Wilson, da Gaulle aod Kiessinger. Probably Uie most important scintilla derived from a study of this trip was that he never bogged Uw stage, his oral contributions being minimal, succinct thought through and never emotionally spontaneous, as Uiough an effervescent cascade of words resulting from being carried away by an over- wiwlmbig scene. An executive or man of responsibility early-on learns to let a \isilor talk — digging away at his own grave with his cwn mouth. It's simple, then, for the host to make a ded- sion or judgment Tbe guest, hsving shot his bolt is tiirough and the host commands the scene. But on Uiis trip, it seems Uiat Uw reverse occurred. It was Uw hosts who unwound. AH Nixon bad to do was play things in low key. Except for being c<!ught wiUi his striped pants down in Paris — where a wily de Gaulle apparenUy loused things up by chatting in the microphone extemporaneously, and Nixon had to Uirow his corcfully composed speech away and go it alone — he made no obvious mistakes. Low key was the real key. indeed. There's a new boy in the game, folks, a boy wiUi change o: pace, experience in the minors and lots of control. Looks like he'D be around Uw majors for a spell: as kmg, Uiat is. as his teammates don't boot thmgs all over Uw infiehi and Uw umpires dont come on feeling around with white canes and led by a bunch of police dogs. By NORTON MOCKRIDGi AXTIGl'A. West Indies — There are plenty of large, bcau- lifui and expensive houses high in Ihe hills of Antigua, out none can compare with the Bunny and Paul MeUon house which cost something like S3 million. It has one of the most mag- nificeni views and. rather than being just a house, it's a complex of about a dozen huiUings. Counticss are Uie stories about Ihc money ihal has been poured into it. but die best one has to do wiih the huge swimming pool. Seems Uia! die Melloos wxre away »tcn Uic pool was being bunt but upon Uieir return Uic arehilect and the builder proudly showed it to them and wailed for extravagant terms of approval. But Mrs. Mellon, according to tiw stoo'. squinted at Uw pool — darned near big enough to float a batUeship — and said: "Oh. but the deep end was supposed to be over ttwre — not here. Please turn it around." And Uwy did! All sorts of interesting and distinguished people visit here at least once a year to enjoy the beauty and tranquility. Many of them have built Uwir own bouses but most go to the exclusive Mill Reef Oub at Ihe eastern end of the island in Uw Parish of St. Philip. Ma}-or John Lindsay and his nife. Mao', stayed here recently as the guests of TV producer Daniel Mebiwk and at any gi^en time you can see such folks as Dean Acheson. McGeorge Bundy. Milton Eisenhower. Archi- baM MacLeisb. publisber John Cowles, former Gov. Waher Kohler of Wisconsin (wbo is my host), and maybe even ()ueen ElizabeUi and Princess Mar- Saret The t)ueen frequenUy visits the island and I suess I wouUn't be too far wnag in saying it's ber favorite bi Uw Antilles. In the s>M*t book bi Uw Admiral Ndsoa boose (now a imaeumi in BwgttA Halwiir Uwre ^s a whole pase with just this iascriptioQ: "EUzabetti R March IT. 1984." Another page has this in her royal pcnnianship: "Etiiabetli R Fefaraaiy JOUi. 1968." And under that in mascuUne bandwrit- taC. the only oUwr tUsg «n the pase. Is: "Philip." Frbwatt Margaret vfdtod ttw idiad fa I9SS aod sipwd simply: •Vargant" When she returtwd' ki May of 1980. sho once mora wrote: "Margaret" But under Uwt a genUeman wrote: "Antony Annstrong Jooec." When Hargarel returned in Januaiy. 1963. she agaki inscribed: "Margaret" But this tfane the accompanjing inscription was: "Snowdoa." Antigua 's most failercsting and most historical sHe is Nelson 's Dockyard at English Harbour on tiw souUi side of Uie island. There, nicely preserved and partly restored is Uw 18th Century British naval base Uiat served Admirals Nelson. Rodney and Hood during the Napoleonic Wars. From Uie heights of Fort Charlotle and Shirley Heights, overlooking English Harbour, many a cannonball was poured on invading Spanish. Portuguese, French and Dutch ships. i \nd Uiere. too, on a promontory across ITOm the dockyard inlet stands Clarence House. Built in 17S7. it was first occupied by Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV. The huge house in which Admiral Nelson stayed when he was here is nojv a museum open to the public and it's a delight to wander through it and from Uw hundreds of mementos get a good idea of wfaat was cooking in those days wboi England ruled the seas. There's a dis{rfay of articles used by the Arawak Indians, Uie first settlers of Uw island, and due notice b taken of the fierce Carib Indians wbo came along later and ate the peaceful Ara- waks. There's a sign on mw wall that reads in part: "The Caribs. unlike Uie Ara- waks. were fierce fighters and caniibals. An old historian records: " "They 'Ihe Caribs) have tasted of all the nab'ons which frequented tiiem. and affirmed Uiat the French are the most delicate and Uie Spaniards Uw hardest to digest'" Tdepbone service in Ihe Islands is a mighty haphazard tbfaig at best and Antigua is no exceptkm. The phone company is government-operated and it has a couple of Uungs gofaig for it One is that emergency calls require no number. Yoa just tell the operator yoa want hdp. firemen, policemen or medical aU. Uw oUwr is tint focal eaOs are free. Itw ttdngt Uiat detract from these good points quite a bit are that yon very often cant get the operator and. second, when, as and if yoa do get UM operator, about a fldrd of the time nothkig bappem. A printed guide book about the island tdb of the pbooe service and coodndes iHth tbese wnds: "Be paticnL" N0» YnfaMT By UniM Press tntonwIiMMl A budgerigar (parakeet) named "Sparide WUliams" is believed Uie most talkative bird ever domesticated. He had a reported vocabulary of 531 words, and bis last utterance before he died in 1968 was *1 tove mama."

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