ifacfs Page 12 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 14, 1964 Telephone system will keep pace with the housing boom To keep up with the growth of the area and to upgrade the system, the California Water and Telephone Company has budgeted millions of dollars of work in 1964. This is rather "ho-hum" news because people have come to take for granted the expansion of telephone lines, and the installation of central switching equipment. Fifteen years ago, the attitude was quite different The war had imposed a difficult strain on the telephone company because the demands for service could not be met in view of the war-caused equipment shortage. The post war period was even more difficult because people expected a lot of improvement quickly. A telephone system, by its nature, is not susceptible to quick expansion. It takes time and lots of capital investment. By the end of the 50s the situation had pretty well worked itself out. The company had come to accept the inevitability of continued growth and of the need for raising ever greater amounts of capital to finance the expansion. Now, the 1964 budget says, in effect, that the management intends to keep up the pace. This should minimize any delays that might occur in providing service to the tracts which spring up like mushrooms not only in Redlands but in Yucaipa and Calimesa as well. Loma Linda, also in the Rcdlands territory, is marching up the hills as is visible to every driver on Barton Road, and has increasing telephone demands to meet. At the same time the company is planning to provide private line service to many in the residential areas who have been willing to pay for it, but could not lx? served. While serving the public well, the expansion program adds to local employment and to payrolls. The construction work done by all public utilities is an important segment of our present growth economy. By scholars for teachers That California high school students should be taught about the nature and methods of Communism has seemed apparent to many people over a period of years. In our own high school some dramatic and forceful teaching has been done to give the students an insight into the ways of the Marxists. Not all schools, however, have been fortunate enough to have on their faculties teachers who were sufficiently grounded in Communism to really be able to handle the subject. It is too complex and too touchy to be handled superficially. Where were teachers to turn for adequate grounding in the subject? One answer now comes from the University of Southern California where a six-week Institute on Communism will be offered this summer for high school teachers, junior college instructors and school administrators. Giving this course will be USC's Research Institute on Communist Strategy and Propaganda. This arm of the university was established in the fall of 1961 and has as one purpose objective research and analysis in the field of Communist, affairs. It seeks to disseminate authoritative information. And it fosters more effective teaching, the summer institute being one step in that direction. With no political ax to grind, with no need to arouse camp meeting fervor, the USC Institute is ideally suited to present the scholarly approach 1o Communism that many teachers feel they need. New claim for aspirin The pressures of modem living seem to be getting heavy for more and more of us. With seemingly no way out, it now appears that even chickens seem to be caught up in our pressiuized living. At least this is what you might conclude in light of the results of two researchers at the University of Arizona. They find that by giving chickens aspirin, they'll lay more eggs. In two tests involving 180 white leghorns, the scientists added acetyl salicylic acid (better known to ordinary folks as aspirin) to a poultry ration. Results: Six per cent more eggs. Why? "We don't know," say the researchers frankly. The hens must be wondering, too. The Newsreel Tilly's resolutions calls for a lot of will power. She is not going to permit herself to read any diet books this year. A London band leader says Prince Charles is splendid at dancing the twist. Amazing how the British cling to those stately old dances. Some types of Japanese monkeys are said to wash their food before eating it. But how are they on brushing after every meal? Among other people for whom we wish a happier year are aii those poor, mournful teenage lovers in the popular songs. It is hoped that even the smallest communities will eventually share the culture of the biggest cities. They're already getting a share of the smog. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore When you pause at the fountain in front of Safety Hall you will catch yourself reaching into your pocket or purse for a coin. It's an instinct. Then you will make a wish and toss the money into the water. "I threw five pennies into the fountain on New Years Day," Rebecca Burris reports. "This should insure my good luck throughout the year." Her husband, Clco, insisted that three is the correct number, because "that song" makes it so. "But who will get these pennies?" Becky asks. If there is no arrangement for retrieving them, the kids will fish the pennies and nickles and dimes out for themselves. She has a point there. It seems to us that the City Council ought to give the "franchise" to some worthy Redlands organization, but only on the condition that a representative of that beneficiary harvests the crop weekly. Is the very land we live on creeping toward the equator or the North Pole'.' There's a survry in progress that may help to answer the quotum. You can see evidence of it if you pause on east Sunset drive and look toward (he round concrete reservoir that is perched on the highest hill immediately to the south. Near the tank jou wi/J see a tall poll that is alternately painted with bands of red and white. At the top is mounted what you might think is a flag but it is a rectangle of cloth material, orange in color. It is a surveyors' target. The pull stands directly over a concrete monument in which is sunk a brass cap. This station is officially known as "Brink". Located there in 1950 by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey "Brink" is one of a chain of lriangulation points on both sides of the Southern Pacific railroad, stretching out through San Gorgonio Pass to the Coachella and Imperial Valleys. What the U. S. Bureau of Standards is to weights and measures, the Coast and Geodetic Survey is to surveying. Their experts determine with great precision where these monuments, such as Brink, are situated on the face of our pear shaped Manet Earth. When the results of the current survey are published in a year or two they should show if Redlands has moved toward the Gulf of Lower California by a hundredth of an inch, or so. Who knows? Redlands m a y slip back into the jurisdiction of Mexico, the country that held this territory before the Americans came. While the whole city may not be sliding toward Mexico, substantial amounts of red earth have been recently moved from the ridge where nature deposited them to another ridge some three miles away. The tons and tons of earth were scraped up by bulldozers on the Copa de Ora tract. This extends up Center street, and up Pacific street, from Crescent, leaving the Fiorcllo house on the hill top as sort of island. Originally terraced for orange growing the land is now being drastically cut to form pads for houses and to create a new street called Balboa. The surplus dirt has been trucked to Pamela drive to create more house pads on that ridge, which connects with East Sunset drive north. In this day of giant earth moving equipment, builders drastically reshape the land to obtain the maximum number of lots in the places they want them. The pioneers, with their puny borse-and-scraper rigs, couldn't have done that if they had wanted to. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. But does this car have to have one? Nixon, Scran ton fortunes rising Bv WILLIAM S. WHITE Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: — 10:00. Chan. 1. Telephone Hour. Showcases established young artists Jack Jones. Liza Minnelli, Judith Raskin and William Walker. Susan Star and others. Donald Voorhees conducts the Bell Symphony Orchestra. 7::;0 — Chan. 1. Mr. Novak. "The Exile." A dropout student attempts to re-enter high school with the help of Novak. 7:30 — Chan. 7. Combat! "Thf General a n d the Sergeant." Saunders and his squad encounter a World War I general who thinks he's still in command. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 74, lowest 42. Edwin R. Hales reelected chairman of the City Planning commission and Joseph S. Prendergast elected to the new position of vice chairman. Elementary school district acquires the house at 640 Cajon street, adjacent to Kingsbury school, for expansion purposes. Sale price was $7,500. President Douglas Armstrong and eight other board members all re-elected at annual meeting of Redlands Orangedale association. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 59, lowest 31. Citrus harvest slow this year because of late maturity of bulk of the navel crop. Prof. R. B. Beaman of UK art faculty to be on Western colleges accrediting team for Choinard Art Institute. Harold J. Powers, California's lieutenant governor, photographed with City Counil during brief visit here. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 41, lowest 35. Owners of mountain cabins warned to make effort to reach their properties to shovel snow off the rooftops as continuing storm deposits enough to cave them in. Loren Barnett elected president, A! Simpkins, vice president; Wcs Griffits, secretary; and Ernie Richards, treasurer, of Young .Men's Business club of YMCA. Facts offers SCO in cash prizes in two categories for the best pictures of Rcdlands snow. TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 9—Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5— Whirlybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5.40— 4—Believe it or Not 3:45— 4. 13—News 6.00— 2. 7—News 5— You AsKed For It '.i— Sugarfoot 11—M Squad Touchc Turtle (C) 6.30— t. 5. 11—News 13—Huckleberry Hound 7.on— 4—Seven Seas (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Battleline 9— People are Funny 11—Cheyenne 13—Wonders of World (C) 7 50— 2—Ralph Story's L.A. 4—Mr. Novak 5 —Addograms 7—Combat 9—Dobie Gillis 13— Wanderlust (C) S:00— 2—Red Skelton 5—Lawman 9—NBA All-Sfar Came 11—Untouchables 13—Probe 8:30— 4—You Don't Say 5—Zane Grey 7— McHale's Navy 13— Expedition! 9:00— 2—Petticoat Junction 4—Richard Boone 5—Roller Skating 7—Greatest Show 11—Wide Country 13—Hot Spots '63 (c) 9:30— 2—Jack Benny 13—Happy Wanderer (C) 10:00— 2—Garry Moore 4—Telephone Hour (O 7—Fugitive 11, 13—News 10:05— 9—News 10:30— 9—Movie 13—Country Music 11:00— 2, 4. 5. 7—News 11—Movie 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (C) 5—Steve Allen 11:30— 2—Movie 7—Stagecoach West WEDNESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan 9—King and Odic 11—Jack LaLanne 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guideposts 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—Word for Word (C) 7—Love That Bob! ll_Movie 10:00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7—December Bride 9— Movie 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Missing Links (C) 5—Yancy Derringer 7—Girl Talk 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Price Is Right 11—Jean Majors 13—Social Security in Action 11:15—13—Gtiidepost 11:25— 2— News 11.30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences 5—Peter Gunn 7—Object Is 9—Spectrum 11—Philip Norman Time 13—TV Bingo 11:4.5— 2—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Burns and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal(C) 5—Thin Man 7—Seven Keys 9—Community of Condemned 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Movie 12:25— 4—News 12:30— 2—As the World Turns 4—Doctors 5—TV Bingo 7—Father Knows Best 9—Mr. District Attorney 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Ernie Ford 9—Cartoonville 11—Gale Storm 1:30— 2—House Party 4—You Don't Say! (C) 7—Pamela Mason 11—Movie 13—Robin Hood 1:15— 9—News 2:00— 2—To Tell the Truth 4— Match Game 9—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:25—2. 4—News 5—L.A. Today 2:30— 2—Edge of Night 4—Make Room for Daddy 5—Movie 7—Day in Court 13—Ann Sothern 2:45—11—Movie 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13—Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—My Little Margie 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day r.:.'i0— 9—News 4:00— 2—Life of Riley 5—Just for Fun 7—Trailmaster 9—Mighty Hercules (C) 11—Superman 4 30— 2—Movie 11—Cartoons—Children 4:45—13— Rocky and His Friends LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Need for joke license "It says on the pack, 'no tars or nicotine'—it's made of the best combination' of the world's finest filters." WASHINGTON fUFI) — For people who like to read other people's mail, here is a letter I have written to George Q. Lewis of New York. "Dear George, "I am not certain how I should address you because the titles you use on your press re> leases fluctuate rather wildly. On some you identify yourself as director of the National Laugh Foundation; on others as director of the Humor Exchange Network. "On still others you are director of the National Association of Gagwriters. the National Academy of Humor, the Gag- writers-Comedy Workshop, the Gagwriters Round Table and the Future Funnymen of America. "Apparently all of these groups operate out of the same office, which must get pretty crowded at times. "At any rate, you hav« been urging those of us on your mailing list 'to help promote a national sense of humor' and otherwise do all we can to abet the cause of comedy. "I have been giving this a lot of thought, George, and I have come up with a plan that may be a major contribution. "As you know, joke-telling is an art that very few people have mastered. All of us have friends, relatives, bosses, customers, clients or colleagues who can't tell jokes worth a hoot but who insist on telling them anyway. "As you also know, listening to a badly told joke, even a good one, is one of the most painful experiences known to man. "Unless he wishes to offend his friend, relative, boss, customer, client or colleague, the victim is required to hear it WASHINGTON — Pressures within the G.O.P. for a Republican opportunity of Presidential choice not limited to Gov. Nelson Rockefeller on the left and Sen. Barry Goldwater on t h e right are now moving from the order of the powerful to the order of the compelling. The two heretofore immovable objects, Richard Nixon and Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania, are almost daily being pushed by this irresistible force closer and closer toward active competition for the nomination. The two declared candidates. Rockefeller and Goldwater, meantime are walking an increasingly uphill road. This is not simply and solely because any campaign for the nomination gets tougher as it goes along, in the absence of the rise of some bandwagon mood which is nowhere in sight for either man here. It is because Republican forces from the party's controlling center arc at last moving together, if not yet in any formal way. in common unwillingness to see the race narrowed down ultimately to a field of only two men of whom neither is really acceptable to that center. Rockefeller is showing little sign of being able to improve his acceptability to the regular Republican pros, who fear the effects of his divorce and remarriage and who for the most part consider him too liberal, anyhow. Goldwater beyond doubt — as some of his own backers now privately concede — is losing ground by a tendency to shoot from the hip on grave foreign policy and national security issues, apart from the fact that the party center thinks him too conservative, anyhow. His recent assertion that this country's long ranse missiles are "not dependable" has struck fear to many solid Republican hearts. National defense is a dangerous field in which to politick, at any time. This is especially so in this case because it tends to compromise our national position in the eyes of the Russians. But. not only that, it also forces a highly regarded Republican Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara, himself to come forward in defense of the Johnson Administration. Goldwater cannot win any military argument with McNamara, who sits where alt the secret intelligence is gathered and who is. moreover, not regarded by most of the Republicans themselves as a partisan politician. Nor is this former president of the Ford Motor Company without friends in the great community of business which still is a vast influence in every final Republican party decision as to who ought and ought not to be nominated for Pres- dent. McNamara's denunciation of Goldwater's off-the-cuff statement as "completely misleading, politically irresponsible and damaging to the national security" will do the Senator more harm — and precisely among influential Republicans — than anything that has yet occurred in this race. This is true in spite of tha fact that the Democrats themselves unwisely — and also quite erroneously, as it turned out — in the I960 campaign charged the Eisenhower Administration with having allowed "a missile gap." Whether the Democrats actually got any poUtical mileage out of this unfortunate accusation is debatable in the first place. And in any event Goldwater in his own interests, is the last man who should copy them this time, for the simple reason that his political appeal on domestic issues has always been stronger than on foreign and security issues. His basic necessity has always been to prove himself prudent and sober-minded in his very field, where even before this there had been honest Republican concern at his seeming willingness to rush into these delicate matters with a certain heedlessness. Thus, the country now sees the heretofore reluctant Richard Nixon giving interviews that he would be "willing to do everything necessary" to see to it that the Republicans nomiuafe their most effective candidate. This candidate, clearly, could be himself. And the country now sees the Pennsylvania Republican Congressional delegation openly prodding Gov. Scranton to enter the race, notwithstanding all his demurrers. (Copyright. 1064, by U n i t e d Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Long, long, name for this non-serious heart trouble By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—What causes me to have what my doctor calls "paroxysmal supraventricular tachycar dia"? What can be done for it? A—In your condition the pulse rate may be as high as 160. This is tachycardia. When bouts of rapid heart action come and go it is called "paroxysmal." When the rapid rate is primarily in the auricles, it is auricular or supraventricular. The cause is some irritation of the controlling mechanism, but the nature of the irritation in most victims is unknown. Of several types of tachycardia the type you have is the commonest, and the least likely to hurt your health. The attacks can often be stopped by deep pressure on the eyeballs, or by pinching the carotid arteries in the neck. The drug guanethidine has stopped these attacks in some persons. Many doctors, however, prefer to use an electrical device called a cardioverter. When no other method works, an operation to sever the sympathetic nerves may be necessary. This is rarely advised because, aside from the discomfort during the attacks, the condition is harmless. K—Does nearsightedness ever through with his face frozen in what S. J. Perelman once described as 'a grisly samulacrum of a smile.' "Then, when it is over, he is obliged to muster some sort of a laugh. "Well, George, it is my plan to organize a campaign to make it a crime for anyone over the age of 7 to tell a joke without a license. "To obtain a license, the applicant would have to appear before a board of examiners and demonstrate that he is qualified to tell a joke without lousing up the narrative or forgetting the punch line. "A special license would be needed to tell jokes in dialect. None who simulates pidgin Ton- kinese in jokes requiring a French accent need apply. "It is my feeling. George, that a campaign of this nature would serve the cause of humor even better than 'National Save the Pun Week,' which you recently promoted. "I trust that one or more of your organizations will join me in sponsorins it." improve or does it always get worse? What can be done for it? A—All nearsightedness is due to an elongation of the front-to- back diameter of the eyeball. The common, simple form of nearsightedness starts in childhood or adolescence, increases a little until early adult life, and then remains fairly stationary. In progressive nearsightedness the condition may also start in adolescence, but grows rapidly worse so that very thick lenses have to be worn, even then, there is some deterioration of vision. The narsighted person often finds that the changes associated with aging correct his nearsightedness when he reaches the mid-40s. Although exercises of one kind or another have been advocated by some enthusiasts in the past, there is no satisfactory treatment other than the fitting of corrective lenses. Aside from the nuisance of wearing them, no special precautions need be taken. Q—My 14-ycar-old daughter was born prematurely. She wa» given oxygen and developed re- trolental fibroplasia. Now her vision is 8-200 in one eye and 6-200 in the other. Would contact lenses help her vision? A—Since this is not an error of refraction like nearsightedness or farsightedness, contact lenses would not improve her vision any more than would regular glasses. One Minute Pulpit No one has ever seen God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known. — John 1:18. We thank Thee, Lord, this hallowed day For these Thy gifts. Thanks for the way the falling leaves Renew the earth- Symbol and promise of Man's rebirth. —William Fitzpatrick. PIPE BURNING RECORD HELSINKI, Finland (UPI)— Viljam ' Merilae kept his pipe burning for two hours and 13 minutes Monday to win Finland's pipe-smoking contest and claim a new world record.
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