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Redlands Daily Facts 4 - Saturday, Mar. 28,1959 Brown Plans To Keep Prison Convicts Busy SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown said yesterday be would announce within 10 days a plan to establish a system ol camps to keep state prison convicts busy. CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY Report Shows Need For Improvement In Schools By CASPAR W. WEINBERGER is most welcome, as is his be- California's school system, al- ij e f that a high school can offer ready under searching examina- a useful program for the average tion by official commissions, WOT ried parents, educators and taxpayers, received a jolt last week The state department of education in May 1938 acknowledged that our high school graduates fall far below the national averages in reading and basic English, and There are 3.500 people-in our j in one sampling, they were well prisons doing nothing but making their own beds." Brown told his news conference. "The men are losing all their work habits and they won't know how to work when they get out "High security in penitentiaries Is necessary for certain groups of psychopaths." Brown said, but robbers and others with crimes against property "can make a real contribution to the state." "I told Director "Richard) Mc Gee (of the Department of Corrections) that I want to stop idleness in prisons. "We will lay out within the next 10 days" a program "to put them in a conservation corps similar to the CCC cdmps of 1932 and 1933." He said the corps would hack roads into wilderness areas of the state and build fire trails and hiking trails.' Brown said Sen. George Miller (D-Martinez> has introduced a bill along this line, and he said he would get Miller and McGee to gether in the next week to work out details of the plan. Progress Made On Space Man Project WASHINGTON (UPI) — The federal space agency reported today it has made "significant prog- less" in research and testing necessary to put a man in space. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said the in-j tensive research programs were supplying valuable information leading to a safe and reliable manned satellite capsule. Progress has been made to date in the areas of air drops, escape scale model studies, and impact tests, the NASA disclosed. It said the air drops were to test reliability of the space capsule's parachute system. The escape tests feature an escape rocket system for use if the booster malfunctions. Triggering of the escape rocket would carry the capsule and its occupant away from the booster. Normal recovery by parachute then would take place. TELLS AGENT FIRST HOLLYWOOD (UPP — Actress Yonne Godfrey did the right thing when she learned that she was going to have a baby — she told her press agent before telling anyone else. Her husband wasn't offended. He is Aleon Bennet, who also happens to be her press agent. PH. PY. 3-4331 Today & Sun. Cont. from 2 P.M. Fun! Irs A Riot! Webb's Himself Again FCURONWEBB DOtOTHT McGUIRE below national norms in mathe matics, science and social stud ies. This report only came to light last week when the Citizens Commission on Public Schools released it as part of their study of our entire educational system. The report also showed that students who enter state colleges to become teachers, scored considerably lower in entrance tests than others. For a state that spends $1,000, 000 per hour to finance our public schools from morning to afternoon bell, this is disquieting new indeed. In addition, there are the mammoth costs of running our state colleges and the University School costs are up 650 per cent since 1940, and nothing but in creases are in sight for the future. Numerous proposals for ceduc ing school costs and, more im portant, improving quality, are being made. Eleven professors at the Uni versity of California, including Nobel prize winner Glenn T. Seaborg. just installed as Berkeley chancellor, urged that all high schools be strengthened in these ways: 1. Improved teaching methods use of new materials including educational television, and far more intense guidance and coun seling. 2. Greatly increased requirements of science and mathematics courses. 3. Revisions in teaching requirements to secure more teachers trained in the SUBJECT MATTER of the courses they will teach rather than in teaching methods Teacher candidates now are required to have a bare minimum of sceintific and mathematical training. Dr. Seaborg and his group urged that additional courses in these fields be required and that qualified candidates then go directly into teaching without meeting the present top-heavy demands for methods courses James B. Conant, former President of Harvard, who recently completed a nation-wide survey of American high schools, agreed with these basic recommendations, but added that there must be far more training in English, social studies, and foreign languages. Waste Of Time He characterized the two yearj foreign language courses, customary in California's high schools, as a "waste of time". He also| urged additional counseling programs to detect gifted pupils early and require extra homework and special courses to develop their special abilities. He even recommended first year college courses be given for them in their final high school year. His frank recognition that there are vital differences in abilities student while, at the same time supplying a firm academic foundation for the really gifted. Dr. Robert Bush, a widely quoted Stanford educator urged a high school year of 11 months with thej same improved course requirements, and less time for classes of less importance. Pay-As-Go Construction Numerous suggestions for sav ing money have also been made, primarily a pay-as-you-go plan for construction, which, estimates say, could save nearly $150,000. 000 a year in bond financing costs Oddly enough, few of these recommendations have been introduc ed in this legislature. Little has been heard about bills to increase! requirements in English, science, four-year foreign language classes, mathematics, and social studies. Nor are there yet concrete legislative proposals offering major hope of reduced costs. On the basis of last'week's reports, obviously serious attention should be given to proposals designed to bring our students at least up to the national average. That seems a modest enough return for the $1,000,000 per hour we spend on cur schools. Steel Union President In Blast At Company Kwake Returns From Duty Apprentice Seaman Robert D. Kwake, United States Coast Guard Reserve, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kwake, 1126 Calimesa boulevard, Calimesa, has recently returned from his six months active duty for training at t h e Coast Guard Base at Alameda. He is now attached to the Coast Guard Reserve unit which meets each Tuesday night in the Naval Training Center, Fourth and Wat-] erman street in San Bernardino. Kwake, an engineman striker, had a cruise to Hawaii, aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Dexter, as part of his training program. He was graduated from Redlands High school with the class of 1958 and enlisted in the Coast Guard reserve program a short time later. PACIFIC DRIVE-IN THEATRES Radiation Protection Change Viewed Skeptically WASHINGTON (L'PH —A Con gressional atomic authority eyed keptically today a proposal that responsibility for protecting the nation from radiation be trans ferred from the Atomic Energy Commission to the Public Health Service. The proposal was made by the Health Service's National Advisory Committee on Radiation in a report submitted to Surgeon General Leroy E. Burney. Burney has not yet acted on the report. The Budget Bureau is studying the issue. The Advisory Committee, head ed by Dr. Russell B. Morgan of Johns Hopkins University, said the PHS should be given authority to develop a comprehensive program of control for all sources of radiation" and uniform standards of radiation protection for the entire nation. Morgan proposed $2,500,000 as starter in the fiscal year begin ning July 1 with spendng rising to 50 million dollars a year in 1965. Rep. Chet Holifield (D-Calif. chairman of a special atomic energy subcommittee on radiation, said the PHS committee's proposal sounds logical. But he questioned whether Congress would be as willing to give PHS millions of dollars to undertake a new program as it has been to finance AEC activities. He noted that the AEC is spend ing 17 million dollars on radiation monitoring and ' protection this year and is asking 20 million, "which will probably be granted," for the year startng July 1. Holifield said his subcommittee will study the new proposal care fully, if it is finally submitted to Congress. But it "would be loath" he said, "to relieve the AEC of functions which it has been discharging in pretty good shape." Morgan said his committee had no criticism for the AEC. But it questioned the wisdom of letting the AEC perform the dual role of promoting atomic energy and baring re<;nonsibiIity for protecting against it. PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The United Steelworkers Union con tends a pledge by U.S. Steel Corp. to avoid new wage-and-price in creases is "proof" the nation': top steel producer is "hell-bent on fomenting a strike" this summer. U.S. Steel President Clifford F. Hood said, in reply to a general plea by President Eisenhower to hold the line on possible steel price increases, that the company would "exert every effort to avoid" hikes in both prices and wages. The President at his Wednesday news conference had avoided reference to wages in his appeal to the steel industry and union to negotiate a careful contract that would not force a new inflationary- spiral in steel prices. Hood is making public reply to the President's appeal injected wages into the picture. He said: "There have been increases in employment costs in the steel industry every year since 1940. With the already high rates of wages, we in United States Steel see no reason why there should be more employment cost increases and and more price increases again this year. Pledges Support Wc will exert every effort to avoid both," he pledged. "Pious hypocrisy," snapped USW president David J. McDonald in response to Hood's pro nouncement. I submit that this answer is incontrovertible proof that the steel industry is hell-bent on fomenting a strike. This is proof of our charge that the industry is delibertately promoting strike talk to stimulate scare buying of its products," said McDonald. McDonald said Hood's declaration amounted to an "arrogant" announcement that the company "has no intention to bargain in good faith, but that it will shut down its plants rather than give ear to any union proposal, however just." He added that Hood, in replying to the President, had not set down "one single word aimed at solution of this economic maladjustment which worries us all He said the industry was operat ing at more than 90 per cent of capacity and is realizing all-time record profits. Contracts Expire In June All of this, mind you. while hundreds of thousands of members are walking the streets in idle ness." said McDonald who begins negotiations for the 1.250.000-mem ber union in New York May 18. If a strike does occur." he added, "it will be deliberately ptompted by the steel industry.' prompted by the steel industry.' U.S. Steel Corp. officals in recent speeches here and in Cleveland said mushroomine employment costs are boosting steel prices to the point where foreign feel producers are getting a tranglehold on American markets. USW officials claim the percentage of foreign steel imports is negligible compared to domestic output. Current three-year contracts in the basic steel industry expire June 30. SHORT RIBS By FRANK O'NEAL You'll Find a Ready Market Thru Fast-Acting Facts Classified" Ads First Lady To Wear Violet In Easter Parade NEW YORK (UPI) — Mrs Dwight D. Eisenhower plans to wear violet in the Easter parade if the weather is nice." Mrs. Sally Victor.'the milliner who makes most ot the first lady' hats, said Mrs. Eisenhower had selected a small, off-face beret covered with tiny violets and with moss green velvet trim for wear Easter Sunday in" Gettysburg. I UM uuuiDato TRI-CITY DRIVE-IN H>4ny n bffw. Csitai t RrtTndt PY 6-0777 Show Daily 4:30 P.M. HELD OVER: !nd BIG WEEK! John Wayne - Dean Martin - Ricky Nelson "RIO BRAVO" in Color Co-Hit — "Forbidden Island" Color Box Office Open 6:15 Show at Dusk Box Office Open 12:30 Show Starts 1 P.M. BASELIKE DRIVE-IN 26653 Base Line GL 84136 GL 8-8134 NOW AT BOTH THEATRES STUDIO THEATRE Base Line between D & E TU 86-4405 dget's the Greatest!" -Dick Clark let IN COLOR STORY-lit All about a cute little (idget and her fabulous summer with seven Malibu surfboarders . . . it's Just the livln* end! Companion Feature RANDOLPH SCOTT — "Ride Lonesome" Color DIHNER SPECIAL BAR-B-QHAM il50 With ScAip, Salad, I Dessert and Drink • III It BAR-B-Q RESTAURANT OPEN 7 A.M. TO 9 P.M. 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THAT : BLOODHOUND HASl MORTY MEEKLE By DICK CAVALLI OUR BOARDING HOUSE with MAJOR HOOPLE OUT OUR WAY J. R. WILLIAMS

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