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16-Mar.25,1959 Redlands Daily Facts H t o La n • f Now Is the Time For All Good Men ... • It is always an admirable thing when a political party indulges in self-examination and seeks to define "freshly its meaning and purpose. But the Republicans who are currently undertaking this task with a view to sharpening their challenge in 1960 will find the job extremely difficult. For one thing, the Republican tent, like the Democratic, covers a wide assortment of performers. It is not easy to find principles and programs that draw them all together. For another, many political scholars believe that the differences between our two major parties are primarily differences of where emphasis is placed in governmental policy. Neither party accepts this heresy. Politicians on both sides, particularly in campaign season, try mightily to point up differences. But often what they are doing — sometimes without realizing—is mere posturing for effect. Historians who examine the record with reasonable detachment seldom find great turns of direction when one party or the other takes over. Take the matter of foreign aid. Lately the attacks have been coming fairly steadily from both parties. But there was a time when Republicans were thought of as the chief opponents. Yet who in Congress initiated postwar foreign aid under the old Marshall Plan label? The Democrats? Not so. It was the Republican-controlled 80th Congress elected in 1946. President Truman proposed, but the GOP disposed. Without their support and management, there would have been no Marshall Plan in 1948. There's a feeling among the observers and historians that the powerful events of these times, many neither initiated nor manageable by us, govern the course of high government policy. Within the framework of agreed American aims, our response to a given event will not vary too widely no matter which party holds the reins. If this is so, then the men now charged with shaping a Republican outlook must, it would seem, compose it from differences of emphasis, attitudes of mind, inclinations and hopes. The iceberg of modern government is too big to be steered into sharp turns. Maybe the best a party can hope for is to chip at it a little, make it bob and weave, or angle off slightly on a new heading. Own Or Rent A Whirlibird? Because local agencies of government can acquire military surplus machines for a nominal price, San Bernardino county has come into possession of a Navy helicopter. At first this sounds like quite a bargain—an expensive flying machine for only a few hundred dollars. And perhaps it is. But we are left wondering if the Board of Supervisors, as the keepers of the public purse, will be entirely happy about the whirlibird in the long run. • To put this surplus machine in first class condition is going to cost some $8,000. This throws quite a different light on the bargain price tag for the purchase. Then will come the cost of operation, and this will be extremely high. It is in the mechanical nature of a helicopter that it requires frequent and expensive maintenance. Unless this money is spent, the machine is not safe to fly. If the county has jobs that only a helicopter will do. ownership may well be justified. The U.S. Forest Service has demonstrated that for mountain fire fighting, a whirlibird performs brilliantly and the operation is economically sound. The county may have jobs, too, that only a hovering aircraft can satisfactorily do. But if these jobs are few in number, it would be cheaper to hire a whirlibird whenever needed, than to own one. This is so, even at the price of S75 an hour for a small whirlibird and the sen- ice of the pilot The principal question about county ownership and operation of a whirlibird seems to be this: Would the county officials be,able to limit their use to the jobs that only a helicopter can do? Or would there always be a tendency to feel that "since the county owns it why shouldn't we use it?" That's a natural, human reaction. The Newsreel The problem of a protective coating for space ships is worrisome; not because we don't have the stuff, of course, but because all the available supply is going into toothpaste. No sooner do we get over St Patrick's annual demonstration of all the things that can be painted green than we have to worry what new product Easter is going to produce in the shape of a rabbit The trend may be toward smaller motorcars but the man from the finance company is just as big as ever. K should be explained to the young givers that we can be one nation indivisible and at the same time noncontiguous. Every time we see a "ho fishing" sign posted near a chuckhole in the city streets we regain some of our faith in the durability of American humor. Note to any handy lawyer: If the state puts a blurb for its scenic, cultural or industrial advantages on your car license, can you bill the state for the use or your property for advertising purposes? With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore A bit of San Bernardino county lore is found in a current advertisement of tlie Southern Pacific railroad 'which says: "In the American period of California history the Southern Pacific probably was responsible for Hie naming of more places in the state than any other single organization, public or private . . . SP needs 1200 station names to keep the railroad going in California." One of the SP names is Colton. Originally settled in 1843 hy a party of Spanish-New Mexican colonists from Santa Fe, the place was known by various names including Politana. But there were water troubles then, as now, and the New Mexicans abandoned Politana owing to difficulties with the Lugo boys, who had the Rancho San Bernardino in which present-day San Pernardino, Redlands and Yucaipa are situated. The modern city of Colton gained its current name with the coming of the Southern Pacific. Although the railroad seldom named stations for its own people, it did name our neighbor for David D. Colton. He was one of the early associates of the "Big Four". Huntington, Crocker. Stanford and Hopkins. David Colton, incidentally, was second to Broderick in the famous Terry-Broderick duel. We will leave it to historians lo speculate upon whether this fact about DaVid Colton. attracted a famous gunman and former U.S. Marshal to the infant city of Colten where he worked for the S.P. The chap's name was Wyatt Earp. Perhaps you have noticed the rlphabetical names on the Si.nta Fe railroad while traveling from Barstow to Needles. This line was originally built by the S.P. and was later deeded to the Santa Fe in the course of a trade. The S.P. advertisement has this to say: "Names had to be chosen rapidly when S.P. was laying the present Santa Fe line from Mojave east to the Colorado river a t Needles. "The easiest method seemed to be to name the stations in alphabetical sequence. Result: Amboy. Bristol, Cadiz, Danby. Edson. Fenner, Goffs, Homer. Ibis and Java." Perhaps the names were changed later but on our map the "E" of today is Essex, rather than Edson. In central Redlands, Oriental street, where the Chinamen once lived, is a rarity — a concrete roadway. City Clerk Harry R. Whaley. after studying the city records, concludes that the pavement was put down about -1926 under the direction of the late George Hinckley, then city engineer. The Gardner firm won the contract for some 19.5 per square foot for a pavement 6-inches thick. Although the record is not specific on the point Mr. Whaley believes that the city engineer conducted the experiment to see if concrete was suited to other streets. At that time he was having much trouble near Oriental, on the little hill on First street. It was chronically under repair, the oiled surface being inadequate. Mr. Whaley also noted that Oriental was a good place for a test under Mr. Hinckley's watchful eye because much heavy equipment used the street going to and from the city yard. One Minute Pulpit And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God. he is God in heaven above, and i n earth beneath. — Joshua 2:11. Tell me how it is that in this room there are three candles and but one light, and I will explain to you the mode of the Divine existence. — John Wesley. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. SflsW, "WHAT G&MOH 7N£y V/ 9 TO. Teletips TOP SHOWS: 7:00—Chan. 7. Boxing. Finalists in the eastern and western Golden Gloves meet for 1959 National Championship. 7:30 —Chan. 4. "Wagon Train" finds three nuns en route to establish an Indian mission school in Nevada and of their courage when they are attacked by Indians. 8:00—Chan. 11. Citizen Soldier. Paratrooper poses as deaf-mute and aids French underground. 9:00 — Chan. 2. Steel Hour. "Night of Betrayal." 9:00—Chan. 4. Milton Berle. 9:00—Chan. 7. Ozzie and Harriet. 10:30—Chan. 2. Movie. Comedy C40) "The Ghost Comes Home," Frank Morgan. Billie Burke. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 53, lowest 39. Redlands Fish and Game association says people of Mill creek canyon expect to have plan soon to improve Mill creek and make it a good fishing stream once again. Storm of past few days dumps 3.11 inches of rain in Redlands for a 12.60 season total while Big Bear gets 50 inches of snow. Frank L. Robertson, chairman of Mission school board, and James C. Jackson, Yucaipa board member, both file for re-election. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 62, lowest 39. Miss Anne Mcines. long time local resident, named by special committee to operate post office news stand. Weekend skiing expected to be excellent as new light snow falls atop some three feet already existing in Bear Valley area. Mrs. William B. Wilson installed as president of the Redlands PTA Council. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures—Highest 65, lowest 43. Redlands Community hospital has record crop of new babies with 19 being cared for in the nursery. Maurice Shumakcr and Leonard Covert serve as spokesman for Yucaipa peach growers at OPA hearing in Ontario. New postal rate requiring three cents postage for letters within the city as well as to other points becomes effective at midnight tonight. SIDE GLANCES By Galbraith J-2i TV-Radio Log (cl rVilnrrnjt* 5 p.m. X 4. 5. S~Mo»U 3, 7—Bandstand 5—Cartoons 9—J. J. Anthony 11—Topper S:.10 J—N. W. Passage S—Bozo 7—Mirkef Meuss 9—Cri swell 11—Theater 5:45 9—News 6 p.m. X S. « 13—Newi T—Duffv's Tavern A—Pan nieco q—r"*-t«.-in ^rr-rese 11—Jim Bnwle 6:15 X «. 8—News 13—Cal Tlr.ney 6:30 2—Burns. Allen 3—Theater 4— <~"-t Masaey 5—News 7—Whistler 8—Dec. Bride 13—Robin Hood 0:4.1 4. S. 11—News 7 p.m. 2—Keep Talking 3—Top Playa 4—Union Pacific 5—Art Loboe 7—Boxing (Golden Gloves) *— Burns. Aliens a—Little Riseala 11—Superman 13—Danger 7:30 2—Trackdown 3—Raiders 4. 10— Wagon Train 5— What's Bid (U.This Day S—Touth 11—S Stooges 13—People's Court S p.m. I, a—Millionaire 3. 7—L. 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Coetello 1:30 2. 8—House Party 1 3. 4.10—These Rts. 13—Holiday 3:30 2. 8-Edge of Night 3, 7—Do U Trust 5—Tricks. Treat* 4 p.m. 2—Vagabond | x 7—Bandstand I S—Cartoons 111—Frontier Dr. '. 13—Club Awards 4:30 l 2, 4. 13—Movie i 3—News 11—Jungle Jim TlWrtrsdap 5 p.m. KHJ-KFI-KNX— News KABC—Air Watch. 5:1.1 KFI-KHJ—News KNX—Car. Alcott Ne-rs KABC—News 5:30 KFI—News KHJ—Crowell KABC—Winter KNX—T. Harmon 5:45 KABC-KFI-KNX New 6 p.m. KABC—News K^I— .touri'»l KHJ—Travis KIOC—Smns 6.-15 KABC—Daly, Harvey KFI—Sports KHJ-KNX—News 6:30 9 m.m. KABC—Browning KNX—News 9:15 KNX-Opinion 9:30 KABC—Stero. Show /0:00 p.m. KABC—News. Wal'n KNX—Frost Wrnga. KFI—News. Relax i KHJ-KFI—News KNX—Amos'n Andy ; 10:15 , KABC—News I'.TI—inty r»csk KHJ—Travis to 8 KNX—Music 6:15 KABC—Sports KFI—Financial 7 7:15 KABC—Music * 7:30 KABC—World KFI—News KNX—News. Answr. 7:45 KNX—City Editor 8 p.m. KABC- Browning I KHJ—Ch'tert'n to 12, KFI—Frost. People i KFI—Conversation •CNX—World Tonite 11:30 8:15 !KNX-Musle KNX—Geo. Walsh 1 12 mMnifc 8:30 KFT-Mus all Nit* KFI—Image Ruseia KNX—M" «1 Dawn KFI—Man On Go KNX—Sports 10:30 KNX—P. Norman KFI—Called Life 10:45 KFI—Music 11:00 p.m. KNX—News. Music KFI—News KHJ—Newswheel 11:15 "Will you take car* of my littlo boy whilo I look around? And watch where he aims that arrow!" Thursday 7:00 a.m. KABC-Trotter KFI—Hit Road KHJ-KNX—News 7:15 KHJ—Martindale KFI—Hit tho Road KNX—Bah Crane 7:30 KHJ-KNX New* 7:45 KFI-KHJ -News KNX—H Babbitt 8:00 a.m. KFI—Hit the Road KHJ—Newi KNX—Bob Crane 8:15 KNX—News KHJ—Martindale 8:30 KFI—News KNX—Crane, Drpr. KABC-K^l News 8:45 5FI—Turn Clock 9:00 a.m. KABC—Brkfst Our KHJ-Crowell KNX—News 9:15 KNX—Bob Crana 9:30 KHJ—Crowell KFI—Ladles Day I 10:00 a.m. KABC—Ameche - 1 KHJ—News KFI—True Story KNX—Happiness 10:15 KHJ—Tello Test KNX—2nd Mrs. Bur. 10:30 KHJ—Crowell KM PC—Baseball (Dodgers-Reds* KNX—Dr. Malone 10:45 KNX—Ma Perkins 11:00 ri.m. KNX—Whisper. Sts. KFI—School Brdcst KHJ—Martindale 11:15 KNX—Next Door 11:30 KFI—Notebook KNX—Helen Trent 11:43 KFI—News KNX—Entertainmt 12 noon KFI—Farm Report KHJ—Hemingway 12:1.-. KFI—Agriculture KNX—Mclninch KHJ—"Martindale 12:30 KFI-'News, Life St KNX—Galen Drake I p.m. CABC—D. Csby. to 1 KFI—News. Matinee KHJ—Travis to 33 KNX-Godfrey 1:30 KFI—Wmn. In Hse. 1:45 KFI—Pepper Toung- 2 p.m. KNX—House Party KFI—Fern. Touch 2:30 KFI—Man's Family KNX—Bll Weaver 2:45 KFI—Dr. Gentry 3 p.m. KABC—Carroll KFI—News KHJ—Crowell 3:30 KNX—P. Norman 4 p.m. KFI—News KH.I-F lewis Jr KNX—News 4:15 KH.I—H<rninrway KNX—Weaver 4:30 KABC—Pat Bishop KHJ—Crowell 4:45 KFI—Man on Go ASSIGNMENT: WASHINGTON Man Wanted A Piece Of U.S. Capitol, Just A 40-Ton Hunk By Ed Kotcrba WASHINGTON - The man wanted a piece of the U.S. Capitol — just a 40-ton hunk was all. And, in a way, the request wasn't out of reason. There have been hundreds of requests like that lately. Folks all over the country — and from other parts of the world — want a stone or two or three, or at least a chip, from our famous landmark on Capitol Hill. It won't be for several weeks that taxpayers may have the opportunity to cart away a portion of their capitol. The historic stones — about 150 years old — are from the east front, which has been dismantled in a $10.1 million, restoration project. Those stones — thousands of them, in all shapes, designs and sizes — are stored inside a five- foot green board fence in the front yard of the capitol. They're actually filed there, by code numbers. Each piece is designated with heiroglyphics in black paint, like AE-132, T-225, 'V-483, AD-745 and S-204. Right now, the commission for restoring the capitol's east front is winding up its inventory of those pieces of sandstone. When that inventory is completed, a decision will be made on just how to distribute the stones to the public. The 40-ton request came from a town official in an eastern city, name of which is being withheld for the time being. Most of the other inquiries are from museums. Others are from sentimental individuals who hanker for a bit of old history in their front yard. One fellow wants several stones for a front walk. There's a purpose in numbering those stones. As capitol architect George Stewart explained it, anybody getting a stone will know exactly what part of the capitol It came from. The numbers correspond with a master chart — a "setting" — in his office. Too, when the new replacement pieces come in, workmen will, know just where each goes. Before the old stones were removed from the capitol. every piece was measured to a thousandth of an inch. If you want a hunk of the capitol, Stewart asks, please, don't write in yet. Wait until the commission determines under which conditions the stones will be doled out. There isn't a day that a congressman or congressional secretary doesn't slip up to the architect and whisper, "don't forget to save me a stone." Stewart figures he has enough requests to give away the whole capitol. Biggest prize of all is the set of 24 Corinthian sandstone pillars, which will be replaced with columns of Georgia marble. Just what's going to happen to them — they're all crated and hidden under a low roof in the yard — nobody knows. The building commission has received a slew of suggestions on where they should go — everything from putting them up at the entrance to the Gettysburg battlefield to standing them up around the Washington monument. Stewart is sentimental about those old columns, 30 feet high,'all hand made and erected in 1S2S. He'd like to see them set up somewhere indoors and away from the ravages of the elements. Whoever finally gets those columns will have a big cleaning job on their hands. The pillars are covered with 33 coats of paint — one coat for every inaugural year since the capitol was rebuilt after its destruction in the war of 1812. The only pieces that will not be disposed of are the granite treads of the Capitol's front steps. The treads, upon which walked our history's famous personages over the last 137 years, will be) returned to their original places. IN HOLLYWOOD Emmy Nominees, Fan Voting, Zippy Idea For Summer TV By Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD — An "Emmy Award Parade" to put a little zip into summer TV viewing, along with a pubic vote on TV favorites. is an idea being considered for adoption by the TV Academy. Desi Arnaz tipped me off to the project he suggested to the academy. This year the Emmy award list was increased from 28 to 42 categories which let the academy in for a good deal of kidding. But the academy's decision to base the awards on TV's "seasonal" year is a sensible one. Even more sensible is Desi's plan, which probably will be adopted for 1960. The idea is this: Instead of having the awards in Hay, the nominations will be made in May. They total 210 under the 42 categories. During the always-dull summer months, the 210 nominated shows and performances will be rerun on TV as an "Emmy Award Parade" to stimulate all-summer TV viewing. In September, the academy members will vote and stage the Emmy Award telecast to open the new fall season. In addition. Desi told me: "We are considering letting the public vote on their 10 top favorites in conjunction with the same idea. This would be separ ate from the academy vote, but the public results would be announced on the regular Emmy telecast. Sponsors will be happy to handle the balloting." Desi claims he's no Mr. In-The- Dark on why western shows are so popular. "It has nothing to do with stories," he says. "How many stories are there? The secret of these shows is that the public is discovering new stars. They look at the westerns to see their favorites like James Garner, Jack Kelly, Richard Boone, Jim Arness, Rory Calhoun, Chuck Connors and the others. "Hollywood movies didn't make stars and TV can't either. The public makes them by discovering them on the screen — now on TV screens — and watching them every week." Then he laughed about the public discovering Van Johnson in a movie in which Desi was one rf the star'. The 'etters poured into MGM from people asking to see more of Van. "I remember it well," grins Desi. "because most of the letters to the studio started with the words. 'Who was that tall blond fellow—the one to the left behind Desi Arnaz?' " And that, points oat Desi, is how the public discovers stars. THE FAMILY DOCTOR Erythema Nodosum Remains A Minor Medical Mystery By Edwin P. Jordan, M.D. Every once in a while readers express an intense interest in disorders of the lki:.iaii body which are not partcularly common. For example, recently .Mrs. I.. lias inquired about a disease eali" ed erythema nodosum and asks about its relationship to rheumatic fever. This is a $64,000 question. Today no one knows exactly whether they are entirely separate in origin. In any event, erythema nodo sum is a puzzling condition i n many respects and one which has caused a great deal of curiosity in the minds of medical men for a long time. The first part of the name — erythema — indicated redness; the last part, nodes or lumps. Generally, erythema nodosum shows itself by the appearance of reddish, oval, tender lumps, deeply buried in the skin. They are most common on the legs and arms, but may appear in other places as well. For many years some believed that this condition was a sign of cither tuberculosis or rheumatic fever. Now such theories arc less popular and erythema nodo sum is considered to be part of a general infection. Quite often people who get it first have signs of an infection in the breathing apparatus, in which certain kinds of streptococci fa coaunon germ) are frequently found. fur::... .vire, inflammation of several of the joints often comes before the signs of the diseasa towards some kind of obscure infection, perhaps associated wth allergy or virus. One correspondent has asked how long erytnema nodosum usually lasts. The skin signs are likely to dis" appear within a month. But this does not seem to be always the rase, and sometimes they come back. Treatment is not loo satisfactory. Apparently drugs, such as the sulfas or antibiotics, do not alfect the disease to any great degree. Salicylates (of which aspirin is one are often used as they are in rheumatic fever. Obviously tetter methods would be most welcome. Altogether, erythema nodo sum like its more acute cousin, erythema multiforme, has remained something of a problem from the standpoint both of origin and of treatment. This is not due to any lack of interest since hundreds of studies of it have been reported in the medical journals. In vjrw of the lack of complete information, however, it is fortunate that erythema nodo sum is not more common and that it usually clears up by itself after a comparatively short time.