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4 - Monday, Mar. 30, 1959 Redlands Daily Facts March Only 'Rainless' March On Record Books Unless it rains tonight or tomorrow—which the weatherman holds unlikely — this month will go down in history as the only "rainless" March on the books in Redlands The Redlands season total is now only 5.61 inches with the last recorded rainfall shown on Feb. 22 when .02 inches fell. There was 2.98 inches of rain in Febru ary, the only month this rainfall vear when more than an inch fell. Although this March is a record, it is only a smidgin drier than March, 1956. when only .01 was recorded. Total that year at this time was 7 .35 inches and a final season of 9 .74. From a season standpoint at this time of year, 1951 and 1948 are the closest parallels. In 1951, the season total at the end of March was 5.33 inches. The final figure that year at the end of June was S.08 inches. In 1948. there was 5.62 inches recorded by March 31 and at the end of June there was 7.49 in ches. Other sparse March rainfall figures were recorded in 1955 (.20 inchK 19S4 (.07 inch) and 1932 (.21 inch i. Last March was a bountiful year with 13 days of rainfall totaling 4.58 inches. Last April was also a good year with 3.30 inches recorded continuously over the first eight days of the month. From past history, the rainfall total at the end of this June would appear headed for a figure somewhere near eight inches or less. This would mean about half the normal of 15 inches. In addition to being a dry month March, 1959, may well go down as one of the warmest months in history. The average maximum through today was 78.1 degrees Princess Grace To Undergo An Appendecfomy PHILADELPHIA (UPT) — Princess Grace of Monaco will undergo an appendectomy at Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, according to her sister. Mrs. Donald C, Le Vine of suburban Bryn Mawr. The operation will be performed hy Dr. James A. Lehman, a Philadelphia suregeon and friend of the family of the princess, the former movie queen Grace Kelly. There was no emergency involved and the operation was not considered serious. Mr. and Mrs. John B. Kelly, the princess' parents, will be in the Swiss hospital during the operation. The Kellys, accompanied by Dr. Lehman and his wife, Adelaide, left for Monaco Friday for wha! was described as a routine holiday visit with Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. 45 Mile Speed Limit While Towing Trailers The speed limit for vehicles towing trailers on public streets and highways is 45 miles per hour and this limit will be strictly enforced, reports the California Highway Patrol. Bradford M. Crittenden, commissioner of the patrol, noted that the 45-mile per hour limit is a fixed maximum and not a "prima facie' limit. "This simply means that any motorist who exceeds 45 miles per hour while towing a trailer is in violation of the California vehicle code," Crittenden declared. "He will not be able to plead that existing conditions made it safe for him to exceed that speed." The speed limit applies to all passenger motor vehicles regardless of weight and to commercial motor vehicles weighing less than 4,000 pounds when towing any trailer coach, trailer, semi-trailer, or other type vehicle. Crittenden noted also that the vehicle code requires motorists drawing trailers to have proper lighting, approved connections between the car and the trailer, and adequate rear-view mirrors. "More detailed information concerning the rules and regulations governing towing of trailers may be obtained from any office of the California Highway Patrol," the commissioner said. Kistner Pigeon Wins Race From Gila Bend, Ariz. CALIFORNIA COMMENTARY $$$ SMILE— Antonio Carrillo Flores, Mexican ambassador to the United States, is a nappy man in Washington, 0.C. Reason is he signed an agreement with the U.S. Export-Import Bank by which Mexico obtains a 100-million-dollar loan. Instructions To Income Tax Payers Workshop For Den Mothers Another workshop, geared particularly for new Den Mothers but open to anyone interested, will begin tomorrow at 426 Beacon street on the high school grounds) from 9 a.m. to noon. Mrs. Don Batfcrsby is instructor, for the class which is under the adult education program and the Boy Scout Council. Class members may register tomorrow and there is no charge. It will present an opportunity for parents to learn many novel ideas to help keep their youngsters busy, according to Mrs. Battersby, and is particularly valuable for those directing activities of Cub Dens. One of tomorrow's projects will be the demonstration of making folded newspaper animals. Former Bandit Dies At 55 SAX FRANCISCO (UPD-Hugb d'Autremont, 55, who with his twin brothers committed one of the West s most murderous train robbery attempts, died early Sun-] day at San Francisco Hospital. The former bandit had been hospitalized for several weeks with a kidney ailment. An autopsy was being performed to determine the exact cause of death. TODAY • Show Starts 7 P.M. ( Ierfec6 uriougjrx COLOR Second Top Hit! anm WEBB MtSTIT McGUIRE THE REMARKABLE MR. PENNYPACKER WHW-COLOR News Color Cartoon When you mail that check or money order for federal taxes, be sure Uncle Sam doesn't have to guess which Joe Smith, or Tom Brown to credit. Or just what tax you want to pay. Robert A. Riddell, internal revenue director for the Los Angeles district, said today that each year he receives too many payments that are not properly identified. As a result, hC said, the taxpayers may not receive proper credit, or payments to their accounts may not be recorded until after consid erable delay while records are checked or exchange of correspondence is completed. "The taxpayers even may continue to receive bills for taxes they had sought to pay," he added. Here are some "musts" to observe in making payments to the Internal Revenue Service, Director Riddell said: 1. Follow carefully the instructions accompanying each return, bill, or notice. 2. Be sure to enclose with your remittance the properly filled out return, or the director's copy of the bill or notice, as indicated. It is best to attach these to your check or money order. 3. Where your account number is given, enter it on your check. 4. Print your name and address legibly wherever called for. 5. Be sure you mail your remittance to: District Director of Internal Revenue, 312 North Spring street, Los Angeles 12, California. Mr. Riddell pointed out that some 3,500,000 tax returns of various types, for income taxes, excise, employment, social security, etc., are filed in his district each year. He said each payment that is not properly identified may cause inconvenience or possible delay of credit to the taxpayer, as well as placing additional burden upon the internal revenue office. The director said his office makes every effort to match up these unidentified payments with the proper accounts, but consid- eiable delay is bound to result, •particularly during the income tax filing period. Pacifists Hold Vigil Outside Missile Base VANDENBERG AFB (UPI) Twenty-four pacifists held an all- night vigil capped by Easter Services Sunday outside the main gate of this vast new Pacific missile base. The pacifists, who said they came from various California communities and that some of them belonged to the "Fellowship of Reconciliation" and the Friends Church, were orderly and refrained from picketing. They said they had assembled to pray for world peace at ' this sprawling base near Santa Maria The group, which gathered late Saturday, disbanded about noon after holding services. Two Boys Drown In Reservoir LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Owners of a reservoir in West Covina where two hoys drowned were under orders today to comply with a county ordinance for protective fencing. Supervisor Frank G. Bonelli served formal notice on the reservoir operator Camille Gamier to install a five-foot high chain link fence with barbed wire topping Gamier, an official of the South Covina Water Service, has 10 days in which to comply with the order or to appeal to the Board of Su pervisors for a hearing. Bonelli said the reservoir has only a barbed wire fence around it. Garry Johnson, 14, and his brother, Dennis, 11, drowned in the reservoir March 15 when the bank on which they were playing collapsed. Tonto" won the pigeon race from Gila Bend, Arizona, Saturday for Warren Kistner in the time of 1,093.03 yards per min ute or 37.26 miles per hour. It was the fourth race of the spring old bird season for the Redlands and Banning clubs. Head winds were given as the reason for the "ordinary" time over the course, although it was much better time than many previous races. All-time record holder for the Gila Bend race is George Berwick's Gec-66, a blue check hen, that covered the distance in November of 1953 in 1,345.047 or 45.85 miles per hour. Tonto's color is listed as 'mealy." He lost no time in leading the flight over the 270 mile airline course. The birds were released at 6:30 a.m. and Tonto was clocked in at 1:40 p.m. Most of the Redlands and Ban ning pigeons arrived in a large flight and there was heavy competition in clocking the birds in their individual lofts. There were only slight differences in the times of the first birds of all lofts. Tag-a-Long from the loft of Dr. Herman Wallen jumped from fifth place in last week's race to second place Saturday. Jelly Bean from the John E. Lenker loft was third. Lenker's sons, John W. and Peter, took over half of the loft and are racing their birds separately. Their| Whiskers was a close ninth. He was third in the Niland race two; weeks ago. The birds will rest a week before the final two races of the season, both of which will be from Tucson, Arizona. Results of the Gila Bend race were as follows: Bird Owner Yd. per Min. Tonto. W. Kistner..- 1.093.03 Tag-a-Long, H. Wallen... 1,090.89 Jelly Bean, J. Lenker 1,089.00 Dark Horse, J. Kirshbaum & Son... 1,087.46 Blue Volt, G. Beswick 1,085.41 Blue Boy, D. Ferguson.... 1.084.70J Wahoo, W. Walker _. 1,084.16 Sno Ball, T. Vollaro 1,083.77 Whiskers, J. and P. Lenker -. 1,083.67 Willie, J. Williams - 1,079.91 Oscar, M. Milam 1,078.35 Prospects For Water Problem Solution Dim By CASPAR W. WEINBERGER Prospects for a fair and reason able solution of California's water problem bob up and down like the temperature chart of a malaria patient. ' Until the end of last week, every sign appeared favorable. The Assembly passed, by a wide margin. Assemblyman Bruce Allen's bill earmarking the $170 million dollar investment reserve for water projects. General support developed in both Senate and Assembly for a $960 million dollar bond issue for construction of the Feather River and other projects. An Assembly committee approved expenditures* of $80 million dollars for water projects this year. AH of these actions were taken with apparently enthusiastic sup-| port of leading northern and southern representatives. Unfavorable Note However, at the end of the! week, a seriously unfavorable note was heard. The same group of northern senators who always seem basically opposed to export-| ing any water, surplus or otherwise, from their regions, made it clear they will oppose even the limited constitutional protec lion for continued deliveries of water, which southern represen tatives say is their minimum re quirement. Attempts to solve our most urgent problem have broken down in the past because most northern mountain senators have refused to] consider any kind of constitution al guaranty,' that water will be transported regularly from their Search Ends, Missing Woman Was In Jail LOS ANGELES (UPI) — An intense search for a wealthy widow missing for eight days ended when police discovered they were holding her in jail under an alias Mrs. Thelma Gaston, 60, was arrested March 21 for shoplifting in a downtown department store and sentenced to 15 days in jii! after pleading guilty to the charge. She gave her name as Sylvia Stanley. Police began searching for the woman last Thursday when her expensive sports car was found parked downtown behind a property owned by her. A search of her Fox Hills home disclosed her pet cat was in the house, un- cared for. Fears for her safety mounted when police learned she had been grieving since 1957 when both her, son and husband were killed. Urban Growth Problems To Be Studied ATOM-VICTIM REPOSITORY NAGASAKI, Japan (UPI)-A repository for the bodies of 2,500 persons, who were among the victims of the atom-bombing of Nagasaki 14 years ago, was opened here Sunday. JACK RABBIT INJURED SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (UPH-^-A 6-year-old boy fell dur- ng an Easter egg hunt here Sunday and fractured his wrist. His name — Jack Rabbit. SACRAMENTO (UPI) — A new governor's commission will try to find out if better coordinated local government can untie knots in the handling of crime, smog, taxes and transportation. Gov. Edmund G. Brown appointed the 19 commissioners Sun-j day and directed them to make a far-reaching study of the problems brought by "explosive" urban growth in California. The governor's commission on metropolitan area problems will be headed by San Francisco attorney Ben C. Duniway as chairman and Los Angeles insurance executive J. Edward Day as vice chairman. As a beginning point, the governor set down a five - point program: Transportation, freeways, rails and streets—"How best can we move millions of men to and from work?" Housing, redevelopment, land use planning— "How can we keep the central areas of our cities from becoming slums where delinquency and crime breed and where people live in squalor? How can we best deal with de facto (actual) segregation in housing?' Maximum economy in handling! the tax dollar—"Do we have too; many overlapping jurisdictions?" Prevention of air pollution and water contamination — "What measures are necessary to pre-! vent poisoning of air in our metropolitan regions?" Larger governmental structures] or districts—"What are the values] and limitations of 'supergovem- mental agencies'?" As examples of the problems, Brown cited the 1,000 governmental agencies existing in Los Angeles County and conflicting city county speed regulations on roads in Santa Clara and Orange counties. areas to the arid south after the water projects are built. The south has refused to support appropriations to begin the projects until it had some guaranty that the valves will not be turned off indiscriminately after the projects are finished. This year the deadlock seemed broken when the south agreed to accept a very mild form of constitutional amendment providing that contracts for delivery of the water by the state to local dis-| tricts, cities, etc., could not bei abrogated except by a two-thirds vote of the members of each house of the Legislature. This was a substantial retreat from previous] southern positions. Oppose Amendment Last weeK, however, senators Edwin Regan, George Aliller, and biephen Teale, all influential Democrats who have, in one way or another, opposed tne export ol water irom the norm, said they would not support the constitution al amendment. Senator Kegan snowed his hand very clearly saying: "The majority of the benate at this time v/ill not accept any constitutional amendment on water, no matter in what form it is. It is absolutely unnecessary to the water program at this time.' A water amendment is unneces sary only if you do not live in a region desperately short oi water If you do, the feeling is in escapable that water deliveries should not rest on any whim of the area where the water falls. The northern senators' reluctance to agree to any amendment feeds suspicion that they do want, to stop water export after the projects are finished. May End In Deadlock If these three senators are cor-| rect in gauging Senate sentiment, and if southerners continue to feel that an amendment of some kind) is vital to protect future deliveries to their areas, this. Legislature may end in the same dead lock which has blocked the solution of tin water problem for the last four years. The next move appears to be up to the Governor. So far he| has supported all of the measures necessary to secure agree-] ment, except the constitutional amendment. On that subject, he has taken virtually the same position as his predecessor. Brown! says he is not opposed to a constitutional amendment, but it is up to the Legislature to decide,] and that he will not commit "the prestige of the Governor's office" to a constitutional amendment He has not hesitated to support other bills, nor has he refrained from vigorous efforts last week to punish Assemblyman James Holmes of Santa Barbara, who; voted against the bill to earmark the investment reserve for water development. That same evening, in direct retaliation, the Governor and his legislative supporters struck out of an administration bill an appropriation for the Santa Maria aqueduct in Holmes' dis trict. The aqueduct was restored later, after a substantial protest arose. If there is no hesitancy to take such drastic action in support ofj one portion of the water program, those who feel that California's water difficulties have the highest priority think that far more vigorous action should be taken by the Governor in behalf of the simple constitutional amendment necessary to secure that solution 12 Boys Pass Learn To Swim Campaign Tests Twelve out of 40 boys participat ing in the Learn to Swim cam paign passed all tests. The campaign, sponsored annually by the YMCA and the Facts, was held at the YMCA pool during spring vacation. Those who passed all nine tests were Dennis Lopez, Bill Moore, Eddie Wade, John Griffen, Brian Craig, Douglas Slinkma, Philip Miller, Mike Wiles, Chuck Oester Wad, Bobby Ellsworth, Greg Men doza and David Oakes. Ten other boys passed all tests but the 60-foot swim. Others participating were Mike Alford, Paul Murdock, Alan Rudolph, Ronald Rich, Ronald Voyles, Scott Griffiths, Bill Schuessler. Bill Riley, Paul Bradley, Alan Schraaer, Ralph Brady, Valery Dinkel, Michael Kelly, James Barnes, Michael Murphy, David Ruiz, Leonard Trujillo, William Berg, Richard Collier, Brian Mer rill, Thomas Mitchell, Clyde Shaw, Mark Farnsworth, Douglas Maddox. Hank Barnard, Chester Fas enmyer, Sammy Booker and Dennis West. Future Nurses Group Attends Colton Meeting Eleven Redlands High School girls, all members of the R.H.S. Future Nurses' Club, recently attended a special panel discussion and tea presented by the Woman's Auxiliary of the San Bernardino County Medical Society in the Colton High Auditorium. Accompanied by their faculty advisor. Miss Eltin Hawkins, students were able to hear all phases of the profession and from people active in the nursing field. "What I Expect of a Nurse, Qualification and Duties of Psychiatric Nurse Field. Public Health Program, and Military Service," were the topics discussed. Those R.H.S. students participating included Daylene Weaver, Claudine Resendez, Elissa Dudley, Sharon Parkes, Anita Davis, Suzanne Finfrock, Alberta Gedling, Chris Hubbart, Janet Grantz, Mar- Iene Howell and Sharon Breazfle. People's Column •••dan af tha racta ara larlua to •«Bd Ihtlr tbeagata e» <ia«itleaa mi peblle IBtcrcil far ait la lha Peaalt'« Celama. rlt«» »• arltf. The wrlwr'a Irae aame aad edartta matt accompany each lettct tkaath. »CB Man ara permjttatf al lae taitor'a dUerttlon. Support Planned Growth Editor Facts: I would like to extend my compliments to your staff for the two editorials of March 27th and 28th that discussed the civic and county center problem. The farsight, edness expressed in these editorials will be needed by every segment of our community if wa are to cope successfully with the explosive growth of our area. By cooperating with our Chamber of Commerce, Council of Churches, City Council and our City Planning Commission we can harness the growth and change to enrich our community as has Pasadena, Azusa, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Corona, Riverside, San Diego and numerous other "freeway communities". Our bankers, civic servants, service clubs, churches, and businessmen must increase their awareness of the now subtle changes which will dictate the future of Redlands, gain understanding and knowledge of parking problems, manufacturing and commercial needs, water requirements, zoning, and residential de- elopment, then provide support to the proper civic organizations responsible for the planned growth of Redlands. Louis Fletcher 288 Tennessee LOST SUBPENA MOBILE, Ala. (UPI) — The courthouse subpena was missing today, apparently lost in the confusion of moving to the new Mobile County courthouse. Subpena is the pet cat of the courthouse crowd. Did you know you can still get windalorm coverage on your TV antenna If you qualify for our DWELLING PACKAGE POLICY? Also, you can obtain CITY fire insurance rates in most COUNTY areas. COMPARE BEFORE YOU RENEW and SAVE WITH FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP on All Forms of Insurance: Auto - Fire - Life - Truck, etc. AGENT EVES. PY 2-5850 YOURS SOONER OPEN TO TOURISTS MOSCOW (UPI)—Two historic towns in the Crimea—Sevastopol and Balaklava—are being opened to Soviet and foreign tourists this summer for the first time in many years. With Our Prepayment Privilige YOUR HOME LOAN with us will be tailored to your present income, but as your income increases, you can pay ahead if you wish—own your own home sooner. You'll save interest costs, achieve ownership faster. When you see us for your home loan, ask for full details on the prepayment privilege. PACIFIC DRIVE-IN THEATRES sa«ac»Mt£tW9 TRI-CITY DfflVC-IN HELD OVER! 2nd BIG WEEK! John Wayne - Dean Martin • Ricky Nelson "RIO BRAVO" in Color Co-Hit — "Forbidden Island" Color tax amutatMo BASELINE OOIVC-IM 26S53 &M«liie Show Daily 6:30 P.M. Sandra Dee • James Dtrrtn "GIDGET" 'Scope and Color Co-Hit — "Ride Lonesome" CRASH KILLS 24 CALCUTTA (UPI)-An Indian Airlines plane crashed Sunday soon after taking off from Agar- tala in Assam state, killing all 24 persons aboard. The victims included five children. Mattnss and Upholstery Needs & Repairs — BANNER Mattress & Upholstery 122 Caion PY 3-5851 ACROSS THE RIVER— Across the Mosel River netr Bern-Kastel, Germany, goes the US Army's heavy equipment assault boat It's powered ',y the inboard-engined motor boat in the center. This is s'andard procedure for moving vehicles across a river. This was part of Eiehth. Infantry Division operations. AIRLINE Opportunities Airline Training Division. Central Technical Inititutc. Box 50. c/o Facta. Name Addreu... City . State. Age _. Men and women, high school graduates, 18 to 39, for technical or non-technical airline training. Public contact: Hostess, Station Agent, Reser- vationist. Ticket Agent, Com- municationist. Technical positions in Aviation Electronics; Communications, Radar, Computers, Guided Missiles, etc. Fast growing airlines offer outstanding opportunities for prosperous, secure future. Preliminary training need not interfere with present occupation. For further information and qualifying interview, mail coupon. REDLANDS And FEDERAL SAVINGS Loan Association • ••111 lUftal Phone PY 3-2391 Fifth and Cirrus BRANCHES: 35034 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa; 8601 Wheeler Ave* Fenian* OUTBOARDS FOR THE ARMY— »How does the U.S. Army get light vehicles across rivers? One way is by using outboard engines, above. Three of the kickers churn up the Mosel River near Bern-Kastel. 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