Pag« 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 17, 1964 Do it now, think later Rep. Richard Boiling, Missouri Democrat, is known as a solid student of Congress and its problems. But he acknowledged recently in an interview that he seldom ever has enough time to think long and hard about this matter that interests him so much. In fact, says Boiling, the only occasion on which he found time to "think consecutively" about Congress or anything else was a brief period he spent in what amounted to academic seclusion. His comment really is somewhat stunning. Congress these days is under heavy fire for its inadequacies, though it is a little difficult to separate its historic shortcomings from its more recent ones. Not too many legislators evidently give much thought to the matter. Boiling is one who wants to, but can't carve out the time. This complaint is not a new one. Many a public figure in this country and around the globe speaks ruefully about the lack of time to think, to apply themselves creatively to the problems before them. The pace of life today, and the great variety of pressures which play upon us all, make this an "activist" age. Everybody is running around talking to people, doing tilings, going places. In the middle and upper echelons of government and business, much of this activity is done in the name of solving great problems. But the experience of at least the last two or three decades suggests we may be just nibbling at them. And the more we dash about, the smaller the nibbles seem to be. Thirty or 40 years ago social scientists were moaning that scientific invention was far out- runnig "social invention," by which they meant the devices and institutions created by men to cope with the things they invented — like the automobile. In the decades since, the scientific revolution has speeded up fantastically. Some inventions are virtually outmoded before modern society has a real chance to react to them in any organized fashion. The DC-7 aircraft, for instance, had a brief five years of life as the nation's principal commercial passenger carrier — and then came the jets in profusion. Obviously there never was a time in history when society and its institutions in all major fields of endeavor needed to develop fastcr reactions to the products of the laboratory and drawing board. Changes are pouring forth with dazzling speed. Yet this very fact contributes not only to an "activist" mood here and elsewhere in the world. It produces a sense of social disorder, of entrapment in swift-moving events, which further discourages the kind of "consecutive thinking" Boiling wisely sees is vitally necessary to a real assault on great problems. Maybe the professor's fabled "sabbatical year" ought to be a compulsory thing for every executive, every junior and senior leader in every walk of life where solid, continuing thought on the imaginative, creative, original level is called for. Statistics on romance Now is the time for all smart girls to come to the aid of themselves, for things are likely to get a bit more competitive over the next couple of years. Reason is that girls generally many before they are 20, while most boys many between 22 and 23. This means that girls born in the postwar baby-boom years of 1946 to 1949 will be looking for prospective bridegrooms among the young men born in the leaner war years of 1942-45. According to statisticians at the University of Dayton, by 1966 girls in the one category will outnumber eligible men in the other category by 364,764. In 1967 it will be a little better, with a surplus of only 316,629 girls. Remember, the next Leap Year won't be until 196S. No humor, what? Although it has been disproven many times, one still hears the charge made that the British have no sense of humor. Certainly no one could entertain that notion after reading the following glossary of road signs with American translations, as provided by the AAA: Way Out (Exit); Loose Clippings (Falling Rocks); Dual Carriageway (Divided Highway); Flyover (Overpass); Dead Slow (Danger; Verge (Shoulder); Road Up (Under Repair) . Who would dream up such quaint signs, not to mention deliberately driving on the wrong side of the road, unless they were a fun nation? The Newsreel It's going to be kind of monotonous when eveiy centenarian attributes his longevity to fastening his seat belt and not smoking. Dick Nixon provides a useful phrase for those of us who go to a party where nobody knows us. We can blame it on our low recognition factor. Some Republicans think Bany Goldwater's candidacy will strengthen the 2-party system, while others feel it is more likely to produce a 2-system party. An international hygiene convention is told that the water supply of Paris is undrinkable, which should interest any of you who were planning to go to Paris to drink the water. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore The State Legislature, we are happy to surmise, has been reading the Grain of Salt and heeding some of the sage advice we give the lawmakers from time to time. As you may remember, we confess to being blockheaded about signals at intersections. If we see a sign Uiat is red and says "Stop", we reflexively reach for the break pedal. It doesn"t make us a bit happy to discover, at an unfamiliar intersection, that there is a simultaneous green light which says "Go". It has long been our opinion that the authorities could have it one way or the other — Stop or Go. but not both at once. Law enforcement authorities with whom we have talked have been inclined to dismiss us as nitwitted, which is an accurate assessment of our driving ability. But we could never see, for instance, why there should be NO stop signs at the Redlands boulevard-Cypress intersection (Sage's). TWO at Rcd- lands-Citrus (Burgerbar) and Four at Colton-Orangel Winn's). If Zero is the right number of boulevard slop signs at Cypress. Zero is the right number at Citrus, the next traffic light down the boulevard. The Legislature has now agreed, amending the Motor Vechicle Code (effective September 20, 1953) as follows: "Notwithstanding any oilier provisions of this code, stop signs shall not be erected at any entrance to an intersection when such entrance is controlled by an official traffic control signal. "Stop signs erected prior to the effective date of this provision and which are in place in contravention hereof shall be removed prior to January 1 I9G5. by the Department of Public Works and local authorities in their respective jurisdictions." Any nf you authorities want to borrow an ax? We have never been able to sell the lawmakers on the idea that a driver should be permitted to have an original driver's license and a duplicate of it at the same time. The present rule — "one lo the customer" — presumes that a California driver is a memory expert. Assuming you are a man you probably carry your license in your wallet. Normally you have no trouble. But: 1 Comes a hot summer's day, you climb into your bathing tmnks to drive a half mile to swim at a friend's pool. So, being quite conscientious you take your license from your wallet and put it in the glove compartment of your car. Splendid. But upon returning home you forget all about the license. Next day a policeman stops you for 35 in a 25 mile zone— you are now driving a company car—and you reach for your wallet. Then, and not until then, you remember it's in your own car. 2 You have two wallets — an every day one, and a beauty a friend brought back from Italy. You just carry the black one with gold fleur-de-lis when you wear a tux. OK—remember to transfer the license going, and again when you are home. But you don't: you leave it in the black wallet and forget about it. The saving grace in the Motor Vehicle Code is that it is forgiving of such small lapses of memory. (See Section 12951) The law saves it wrath for the second arrest of the deliberate offender—the one whose license has been revoked or suspendd and who goes ahead and drives. Just after we wrote a column about the kooks who paid their S100 fine in pennies, a lady showed up at the Facts and asked to have 10 dimes changed into a paper dollar. She said the Department of Motor Ve- I BAGGED ONE! John Glenn has yet to show his stand Redlands Yesterdays TELEVISION So, of- FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest lowest 47. Ralph "Buck'' Weaver, ten called the miracle man of Redlands high school football, appointed head football coach at San Bernardino Valley college. Summer weather continues as Rcdlanders bask in summer- style 8S degree temperature. Leslie R. Gay reelected president and Robert T. Paine, vice president, of the Redlands Orange Growers association. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 57. lowest 32. Metropolitan Water district agrees to study the possibility of developing a high elevation line to bring Colorado River water to this valley. Junior Chamber of Commerce to continue its safety project of collecting and wrecking old ice boxes and refrigerators to keep children out of them. Jack Patrick installed as new president of the 20-30 Club, succeeding Kenton Miller. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 52, lowest 30. California Water and Telephone company to spend S137.- 000 this year to expand individual telephone service in the Redlands-Yucaipa area, according to manager E. R. Fisher. Consultant C. W. Eliot's conception of a master plan of streets and highways to bear fruit tomorrow at the first public hearing on such a proposal. hides, next door, wouldn't take 10 dimes. Checking with Ernie Wintergerst, the ever-accommodating head of the Redlands office, we found that the department will normally accept a dollar's worth of dimes. But the state does have a S10 limit on minor coins because a clerk who has to stop for a long counting job can't wait on anyone else who is waiting in line. It isn't fair to other folks to expert the clerks to serve as bank tellers. A man did show up the other day with S36 in coins, U.S. legal tender. But when the problem was explained to him he courteously agreed to take the counting job to his bank. FRIDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Believe it or Not 5:45— 4. 13—News ii:0U— 2. 7—News 5-Yon Asked For It !)—Maverick 11—M Squad—Police 13—Touchc Turtle (C) C:30— 4, 5. II—News 13—Magilla Gorilla (C) 7:00— 4-Curt Massey (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Lawbreaker 9—People Arc Funny 11—Jo Stafford 13—Ripcord 7:30— 2—Great Adventure 4—International Show 5—Addograms 7—77 Sunset Strip 9—Dobie Gillis 13—Human Jungle E:00— 5—Lawman 9—Movie 11—Movie 8:30— 2—Route 66 4—Bob Hope's Christmas Show 5—Roaring 20's 7—Burke's Law 13—Mystery Hour 9:30— 2—Twilight Zone 5—Movie 7—Price Is Right 13—Rebel 10:00— 2—Alfred Hitchcock 4—Jack Paar (c) 7—Boxing 0, 11, 13—News 10:30— 9— Movie 13—Country Music Time 10:45— 7—Make That Spare 11:00— 2. 4. 5. 7—News 11—Movie 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (O 5—Steve Allen 11:30— 2—Movie 7—Laramie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Alvin 4—Hector Heathcote 7—Movie 11—Superman 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 4—Fireball XL-5 5—.Movie (c) 11—Ramar 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw 4—Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 11—Movie 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 7—Jctsons . 11:00— 2—Rin Tin Tin 4—Sgt. Preston 5—Californians 7—Casper 13—Variedades 11:30— 2—Roy Rogers 4—BuUwinkle (C) 5—Movie 7—Beany and Cecil 9—Abbott and Costello 12:00— 2—Sky King 4—Exploring (C) 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Provocative Woman 12:30— 2—Do You Know? 7—American Bandstand 13—Fore Golfers 12:45— 5—Movie 1:00— 2—News 4—Film Feature 5—Movie 13—Bowling 1:30— 2—Tell it Again 4—Teacher '64 7—Movie 13—Movie 1:55— 9—News 2:00— 2—As Others See Us 4—Bing Crosby Golf 9—Movie 11—Movie 2:30— 2—Repertoire Workshop 5—Wrestling 7—Challenge Golf (C) 3:00— 2—CBS Golf Classic 4—International Zone 13—Movie 3:30— 4—World of Ornamentals 5—Changing Times 7—Pro Bowlers Tour 9—Championship Bowling 3:45— 5—Passport to Profit 4:00— 2—Horse Race 4—Agriculture USA 5—TV Bowling Tournament 11—Comedy Hour 4:30— 2—Winners Circle 4—Why, Teacher? 9—Movie 13—Movie 4:45— 2—Time Out for Sports LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST By Doris Fleeson WASHINGTON — The Kennedys many months ago took astronaut John H. Glenn up to a high mountain and showed him the United States Senate. After long indecision, the first American to orbit the earth has announced that he will enter the Ohio Democratic Senatorial primary in opposition to Sen. Stephen Young. Glenn has his orbit magic, youth, an attractive family and an earnest approach to his life and times working for him. With this combination of assets he should break from the barrier in fine style. What he has not got is experience in politics and public affairs. He can expect to be heavily pressed in this area by Senator Young, who served four House terms before his unexpected victory over the veteran Republican Sen. John Bricker in 195S. Young's big liability is his age. At 74 he is asking for a second term which would not end until he was SO. Nor will Glenn be out of the woods on the challenge to his inexperience should be defeat the incumbent Senator. Republicans expect to nominate Rep. Robert Taft Jr., who has served an eight year novitiate in the Ohio Legislature and won a Congressman-at-large House seat in 1962. Some Ohioans believe the State will find irresistible a contest between the young conqueror of space and the scion of a great political tradition. Senator Young stoutly affirms that it will not take place because he will be renominated. More prudent comment sec onds the Cleveland Press, which says editorially: "We want to see how well Glenn has done his homework in public affairs. His interest in civic, health and welfare matters still does not necessarily qualify him for the Senate." Washington will watch for President Johnson's reaction to this political project set in motion by the late President Kennedy and his brother, the Attorney General. Glenn is tvo- ical of the younger generation the Kennedys successfully at traded to politics and the public service. They admired his feat of derring-do. and they made a personal friend of him. The new President will maneuver much more cautiously in a situation involving a Congressional incumbent. He is less dynastic in outlook, naturally, than t h e Kennedys. Seniority docs not appall him: indeed for years he used it as a tool to get the effects he sought. It is not in the interest of the President or the Kennedys to upset any applecarts this year, but both are builders, patient and careful, of their power. Their present interest coincides, but this might not last. Astronaut Glenn gave no clear picture of what his ideological position might be as a candidate for office. Bet%veen now and the primary May 5 it should be clear, for he has always given the impression of being a transparently honest man. In Senator Young he is running against a dedicated liberal. Representative Taft has displayed consistent loyalty to family conservative tradition. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Acute pancreatitis— nothing to trifle with By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—My brother died at age 38 of acute necrotizing pancreati tis. He worked up to a few days before he died. What could cause this condition? Could he have been born with it? A—Acute pancreatitis is a highly fatal disease that affects men more often than women. Your brother was not born with it, and it does not run in families. It is frequently associated with peptic ulcer, gallstones, or alcoholism. In women it may appear as a complication of pregnancy. The pancreas normally produces a powerful digestive juice. When the secreation of this juice is obstructed, the concentration may build up to the point where this juice digests the living cells of the pancreas. This is most likely to occur when these cells Wall street ups and downs WASHINGTON fUPI) — The so-called Bobby Baker case has produced a good bit of discussion over whether members of Congress should make public! their financial holdings, Wall Street trembles. When we give him an order to sell, Wall Street shakes. This is because we only buy or sell stock on days when there is an earthquake. The decision to wait for a Congress, as you know, a l-; terrestrial tremor before taking "I'm afraid I won't be of much help with your 'poverty poll.' I'm an eccentric millionaire!" ready requires such an accounting by top administration officials as a check on conflicts of interest. But it has imposed nothing of that sort on itself. Some members feel it is wrong to ask presidential appointees to do something they are unwilling to do themselves. A few have even gone so far as to publish their own holdings voluntarily. By and large, I am on their side. I believe it would be a good thing for congressmen to put their holdings in the proverbial "goldfish bowl" — particularly if they own any watered stock. I do not think, however, that a newspaperman should ask members of Congress to do something he is unwilling to i do. So I have decided to make public a list of my holdings. If, that is, one item can properly be called a "list." All of my capital assets currently are reposed in the Capitol Press Investment Club, a group of reporters who havei pooled their resources (S10 a month) with intent to conquer the stock market. Together, we make a formid- a plunge was a concession to a conservative minority that wanted to keep our funds in a coffee can. After I resolved to make my finances public, I went to the club treasurer to get an up-to- date audit of my holdings. "For 1963 you showed a long term capital gain o£ S4.9 and a short term gain of 15 cents," he reported. I said, "That's pretty good, considering that there hasn't been an earthquake recently." "Actually, those figures are just a tax write-off gimmick," the treasurer said. "If you really want to know where you stand, you have to consider the value of your holdings, which increased by $1.74." I said "I don't understand why my net worth only increased $1.74 if I made $5.11 in capital gains." "That coffee can doesn't declare many dividends," the treasurer said. Well, that's Wall Street for you. Up one minute and down the next. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or ap- able combine. When we giveipliances will find a ready mar our broker a purchase order, ifcet through Classified Ads. Teletips TOP SHOW: — 7:00. Chan. 11. First of six Jo Stafford specials. Tonight's guests arc Ella Fitzgerald and Claire Bloom. 7:30 — Chan. 13. Debut of "Human Jungle." First- run drama series starring Herbert Lorn as a psychologist in "The Flip-Side Man." Dr. Corder is hired to solve the mystery of the "double" who haunts a singer. 8:30 — Chan. 4. Bob Hope's annual Christmas Show. Appearing are Tuesday Weld, Anita Bryant, Jerry Colonna, John Bubbles, the Earl Twins, Michele Mentrinco, Peter Leeds and Les Brown as they entertain U.S. troops stationed around the world. 10:00 — Chan. 2. Alfred Hitchcock presents "The Cadaver." Student plays a Halloween prank on his roommate which leads to tragedy. THE ALMANAC Today is Friday. Jan. 17, the 17th day of 1964 with 349 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The evening stars are Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. Those born today include American inventor, statesmen and author, Benjamin Franklin, in 1706. On this day in history: In 1806, a baby was born in the White House for the first time as the daughter of Thomas Jefferson — Martha Jefferson Randolph—gave birth to a son. In 1917, the United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million. In 1944, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed command of the Allied liberation forces. In 1961, the deposed premier of the former Belgian Congo, Patrice Lumumba was murdered. A thought for the day — Gen. Dwight Eisenhower once said: "Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends." have been damaged by infection or trauma. This would change a simple pancreatitis to a necrotizing (tissue-destroying) pancreatitis. The treatment consists of bed rest, drugs to relieve pain, antibiotics if an infectious cause is identified, feeding by vein to rest the inflamed pancreas, and drugs to decrease the activity of the gland. Q—My doctor told me I have pityriasis rosea. My back, legs, and arms are pretty much covered with the spots. What causes this condition. Is there any cure? A—You are one of the lucky ones because your disease is easily recognized. Treatment is always successful. The disease is believed to be caused by a virus, but this has not been proved. Without any treatment, the disease clears up in about six weeks. Treatment consists of baths to which a crude coal tar emulsion is added. These and exposure to ultraviolet light will relieve the itching and thereby help to prevent the secondary infection that so often follows scratching. This treatment also helps to shorten the course of the disease. Q—I have been taking Thora zine for nearly four years for severe mental depression. It helps to relieve tension and allows me to sleep. What are the side effects? I think I could do without the drug if I could sleep. Would I be any better off if I stopped the Thorazine and took sleeping pills? A — Chlorpromazine (Thor azine) is very helpful in persons whose depression is complicated by excessive anxiety. The usual side effects from taking too large a dose include dryness of the mouth and nasal congestion. Since most of the popular sleeping pills are habit-forming, I would be very cautious about making a change. Your doctor would be the best judge of whether or not to change your medicine. Q—Are the various venereal diseases transmitted only through sexual contact, or can you get them by using public toilets? A—The transmission of venereal diseases through the use of public toilets is very unlikely. One Minute Pn The God of Israel has spoke-i the Rock of Israel has said t me: When one rules justly ovr men, ruling in the fear of God — II Samuel 23:3. I believe that law was made for man . . . that government is the servant of the people and not their master. — John D. Rockefeller, Jr. NOW YOU KNOW By United Press International Production of cloves is the chief industry of the island of Zanzibar, which, along with a nearby island produces the bulk of the world's supply from 4.750,000 trees, according to the World Almanac.
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