Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on January 25, 1964 · Page 10
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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Page 10 JANUARY 25, 1964 To raise $109-million, sow the alumni field "The University's boldest adventure". That's what Stanford President Wallace Sterling called it. And no wonder. The school was launching a campaign to raise $75,000,000 from alumni and other givers. Stimulating this tremendous undertaking was an offer from the Ford Foundation. For each 53 raised by the school the Foundation would give 51. The goal: $100,000,000. Many were skeptical that such a ML Everest goal could be achieved within three years. But last week President Sterling waved the victory flag from the summit. A total of $109,000,000 — including the Ford money — had been realized, and with the campaign clean-up yet to be finished. The money will be used to strengthen the faculty, improve library and student services, complete new construction and continue renovation of the university's 75- year-old plant. While Stanford, specifically, was the beneficiary of the PACE campaign the achievement was a good omen for all private colleges, including the University of Redlands. It demonstrated what can be done, each school in proportion to its size. Although the Ford Foundation offer was a productive use of the donkey-and-the-carrot principle, the PACE program had deeper roots. Stanford, like most other private colleges, has been operating for more than a decade on the principle that if the school is to depend heavily on the alumni for support, then the alumni must be brought back into the intellectual fold. They must be treated not as former students, but as students for life. They must share in a continuing awareness that learning is an exciting business, that scholarship is of profound worth. Their alma mater must be not a place remembered, but a place that is today and tomorrow. One device has been the alumni college, a one-day, annual event at which a dozen professors lecture on their specialties. The range is unlimited — from biology, to politics, to Space. Stanford has presented these in Los Angeles and in Newport for people in this area. (UR holds its alumni college on the campus here on the June Saturday preceding commencement.) Another has been the publication of a magazine pitched to a high intellectual level that looks behind some door on the campus. The current issue is concerned with the forthcoming attempt to detect life on Planet Mars, and the implications for earthly biology. Another issue told of the attempt to understand the events that trigger war in order to aid statesmen in deciding what actions they should take. The result of these efforts, we believe, has been to arouse in the alumni a deeper sense of their responsibility for private colleges. Until this had been accomplished, the soil was not fertile enough for the seeds of a PACE program. But when the ground had been prepared then wonderful results became possible with leadership, organization and willing workers throughout the country. Stanford reaped a bounty as other colleges will by similar methods. Think ahead A Greyhound bus driver had to make a sudden decision Wednesday near Point Mugu, California. With his heavy vehicle in a skid he could: (1) Let it go over an embankment and down some 50 feet, or (2) Give the steering wheel a quick turn and flop the bus over on its side. He elected to overturn the Greyhound. No one was killed. Some were hurt, but not critically. In personal driving it is possible that anyone of us may be suddenly confronted with the need to decide between alternatives— neither good, but one less bad than the other. Yet, such organizations as the National Safety Council neglect to prepare us for such contingencies. The theory of safety publicity seems to be that if you teach people safe driving practices they will never need any advice on what to do if they must crash. In the absence of such instruction, you are on your own. A good beginning is to keep alert as you drive along the freeway, constantly asking yourself: "If I must swerve, which is the least bad—to the right, or to the center?" That habit suggests other ways to think ahead wherever you are. The Newsreel The man at the next desk says politics are so mean where he comes from that the state has never even had a favorite son. The political picture is so fuzzy that a lot of people who answer the pollsters don't even know the names of the candidates they have no opinion about Some politicians object to football coaches and astronauts seeking high office. Well, everybody can't start life as a lawyer. "In my day," says the man at the next desk, "I have seen every kind of weather and economic condition except normal." With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore When you keep your money with the Guardian Bank of Hollywood, your personal checks are distinctive. They include a picture of you, as well as your printed name and address. "There will be no question about the fact that you have an account at Guardian Bank." the ad says. "There you are. Right on the check. Not only do Guardian Bank Ccrt-a-checks (only at Guardian) protect you against forgery and theft . . . they are much easier to cash in places where you are not known. . ." Before arranging to have Steichen take our portrait, to be printed on a Guardian check, we had a little chat with Frank Postlc of the local Bank of America. No. he had never seen such a check . . . but what was that gimmick about protection against forgery? The way Banker Frank figures it a person who swiped your checks would write his own name on the line that says "Pay to the order of" and your name on the signature line. He would also endorse it. Of course, he wouldn't try to cash it at Guardian, but elsewhere ... so what protection would the photo offer? Further, Banker Frank is just a little skeptical that pictures will come into vogue on checks. "There are all sorts of gimmicks for attracting accounts, such as waiving service charges," he says. "But they don't usually last long. Although service charges seem outrageous to many people, the cost to a bank of maintaining a depositors account is almost unbelievable. The service charges only pay about half the freight." So, we'll just have to wait for the perfect bank check . . . the one that guarantees to the person you ask to cash it that you do have sufficient funds on deposit. That will be the day. Puzzling to new arrivals from the East, where a river is a waterway that will carry a boat, is the Santa Ana river. When they look at it north of Redlands all they see is sand. Admittedly, this is a tricky river. It flows upside down—the sandy "bottom" above the water in the sand and gravel. But even engineers are puzzled by it. They are not sure that the underground water flows right below the surface channel. Maybe the water doesn't keep on going down from Redlands past Colton and Riverside and Arlington to Santa Ana canyon. Maybe it takes a detour to the north, possibly following more along the line of the freeway to Chino. To explore this question 10 test holes will be sunk in one general area of Bloomington, south of Fontana. They will be only two inches in diameter and will be drilled to a depth of 50 to 75 feet below the point where water is first encountered. Supervising the project will be the U. S. Geological Survey. Financing this operation arc three public water districts — Western in Riverside County, Muni (in which Redlands, Mentone and Yucaipa arc situated) and Chino. With luck they will obtain evidence useful to them in defending the massive Orange county suit. As seen from the other side of the fence Clear cut decision in N. H. unlikely By Doris Fleeson Teletips TELEVISION TOP SHOW: — 9:30, Chan. 7. Hollywood Palace. Host Ernest Borgninc is joined by two of his "Mcllalc's Navy" cohorts, Carl Ballantine and Joe Flynn. Others to appear arc Tony Bennett, Eleanor Powell, South African folksingcr Miriam Makcba and others. 7:00 — Chan. -1. Great Conversations. Electronics expert Simon Ramo and host Robert M. Hutchins examine the revolution in science and technology of the past century and talk on the technological society of the future. 7:30 — Chan. 4. The Lieutenant. "Between Music and Laughter". After several years, Ram- bridge's ex-wife arrives at Camp Pendleton to determine whether their divorce was a mistake. 8:30 — Chan. 2. The Defenders. "Who'll Dig His Grave?". A despondent drug addict and derelict poet confesses to a murder he didn't commit to protect a cafe owner who befriended him. Now You Know By United Press International There arc an estimated 20 million parakeets and canaries in the United States, according to the Hollywood chapter of the American Humane Association. SATURDAY EVENING 5:00— 2—Movie 5—Movie 7—Wide World of Sports 11—Cinnamon Cinder 5:30—11—Top Star Bowling 6:00— 4—News and Sports (c) 9—Abbott and Costello « -„ ^v° Ckl ? I"' FriC ^ S SUNDAY EVENING 6: j0 _ 4-Ncws Conference (C) 5:0 o_ 2 -AIumni Kun 5—Jimmie Rodgers 3:30— 7—Conversations 9—Movie (C) 4:00— 2—One of a Kind 4—World of Golf (C) 7—Press Conference 13—Movie 4:30— 5—Boots and Saddles 11—Laurel and Hardy What is more embarrassing than to be the host to the Olympic Games when there is little snow? California almost faced this predicament four years ago and was saved by a Sierra Nevada storm just in the nick of time. Now at Innsbruck, Austria, an open winter plagues the Olympic hosts, with the games soon to start. In Redlands you might say: "Well, they ought to have the Olympics on San Gorgonio . . . there's always plenty of snow up there." At least the mountaintops have been white for the last few days. However, our mountains have just as much trouble as Innsbruck. Squaw Valley, Garmisch and other winter Olympic spots. From November 21 to January 21 — two long months — we did not have a vigorous storm in this territory. The early snow pack was reduced by the thirsty rays of the sun and the dry Santa Ana winds, day after day, took away more moisture. Olympic prospects would have been awful about January 15. And last year we went until February 9 before a storm frosted our mountain peaks. That really would have been a disaster if skiers from every nation bad been here to compete. "Contact Monseor De Gaulle an' tell him that some ornery polecat is usin' his name . . . Claims he might reco'nize Red China!" 7—Preview: Winter Olympics 9—Our Miss Brooks 11—Movie 13—Eourbon St. Beat 6:45— 2—News 7:00— 2—Sea Hunt 4—Great Conversations 5—Jack Barry 7—Have Gun — Will Travel 9—Movie 7:30— 2—Jackie Gleasoii 4—Lieutenant 7—Hootenanny 13—Deadline 8:00— 5—Leave it to Beaver 11—Wrestling 13—Country Music Time 8:30— 2—Defcndcrs 4—.Joey Bishop (c) 5—Movie 7—Lawrence Welk 9—Pro Basketball 9:00— 4—Movie 9:30— 2—Phil Silvers 7—Hollywood Palace 10:00— 2—Gunsmoke 5— Dan Smoot 11—News 13—Movie 10.15— 5—Manion Forum 10:30— 5—Movie 7—Movie 11—Naked City 10:45— 9—Movie 11:00— 2, 4. 13—News 11—Movie 11:15— 2—Movie 11:30— 4—.Movie 11:45—13—Movie SUNDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Learning '64 5—Adventist hour 7—Movie 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Variedades 9:30— 2—Discovering Art 4—Christopher Program 10:00— 2—Movie 4—This is the Life 5—For Kids only 13—Panorama Latino 10:30— 4—Catholic Hour 7—Movie 9—Ladies of the Press 13—Faith for Today 11:00— 4—Movie 9—Our Miss Brooks 11—Wonderama 13—Church in the Home 11:30— 2—Sum & Substance 5—Home Buyers' Guide 9—Movie i 12:00— 2—Capitoi Hill 7-Challenge Gold (C) 13—Oral Roberts 12:25— 2—News 12:30— 2—Face the Nation 4—Journey of Lifetime 5—Movie 13—Social Security in Action 12:45—13—Changing Times 1:00— 2—Viewpoint 4—Ethics (C) 7—Discovery '64 11—Movie 13—Voice of Calvary 1:25— 9—News 1:30— 2—Los Angeles Report 4—Confrontation (C) 7—Issues & Answers 9— Movie 13—Cal's Corral 2:00— 2—Insight 4—Southern Baptist Hour S—Auto Races 7—Directions '64 2:25— 2—News 2:30— 2—Sports Spectacular 4—College Report (C) 11—Lucky International Golf Tournament 7—King's Highway 2:45— 7—Film Feature 3:00— 4—Sunday 7—Navy Log 3:25— 9—News 4—Wild Kingdom (C) 5—Blue Angels 7—Trailmaster 9—Movie 11—Movie 5:30— 2—Amateur Hour 4—G-E College Bowl 5—Invisible Man 6:00— 2—Movie (C) 4—Meet the Press (C) 5—Polka Parade 7—Movie 13—Rocky & His Friends 6:30— 4—Biography 9—Maverick 11—Movie 13—Rod Rocket 7:00— 4—Bill Dana 5—Movie 13—Racing Special (C) 7:30— 4—Disney's World (C) 7—Jaimic McPheeters 9—Movie 8:00— 2—Ed Sullivan 8:30— 4—Grindl 7—Arrest and Trial 11—Building Dedication 13—Ski Show 9:00— 2—Judy Garland 4—Bonanza (c) 11—Boston Symphony 13—Operation Success 9:30— 5—It is Written 9—Bus Stop 13—Dan Smoot 9:45—!3—Capitol Reporter 10:00— 2—Candid Camera 4—Kremlin (C) 5—Freedom University 7—Movie 11—News 13—Bitter End 10:30— 2—What's My Line? 5—Business Opportunities 9— Movie 11—Awards Ceremony 13—News 11:00— 2—News 4—News, Sports (C) 5—Open End 11:15— 2—Movie 13—Movie 11-30— 4—Movie 7—News WASHINGTON — The stop- Goldwater - and-Rockefeller aspect of the New Hampshire primary moved late this week from speculation into fact. Former Gov. Wesley Powell, a proved harbinger of coming trouble, announced he would run as a favorite-son candidate for the Republican nomination for President. Powell had been touting Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania, but it is understood that the Scranton strategists warned him away. Wrong place, wrong time, they said, though not necessarily wrong candidate. A few hours earlier Raimond Bowles of Portsmouth, owner- operator of the Bachelder O i 1 Co.. filed as a Rockefeller delegate with the explanation: "I prefer Ambassador Lodge or Gov. Scranton. but I feel this is the best way to insure that we do not get Goldwater." A former associate of the late Sen. Charles Tobey, Bowles is a liberal member of the elected school board of Portsmouth. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine has still to announce a hard decision on competing in New Hampshire. Whatever she does, state observers have the strong impression that no clear- cut choice can emerge from the voting March 10. Many party leaders in the big states hope for this prudent outcome. A New Hampshire politician of long experience describes the situation tersely: "Governor Rockefeller is simply not catching on. Senator Goldwater is running downhill and has been forced to concentrate on holding his hard core instead of reaching for more moderate and independent support." The same observer reports a spontaneous movement for Lodge among "volunteer, self- starting types" which he believes has reached rather surprising proportions. The press has called attention to some Harvard students who are pursuing Goldwater in the state with some low-keyed heckling. It is felt they reflect Massachusetts interest in its native son. Goldwater is also having a problem with a supporter, publisher William Loeb of the Manchester Union Leader. Loeb is assailing Rockefeller as a "wife- swapper" and "liar," which pleases the John Birchers but repels nearly everyone else. A Loeb competitor, the weekly Manchester Free Press, claims it overheard the Senator groaning over it in a private session with Goldwater backers. It thus appears that New Hampshire will not be quite the simple demonstration ef support for a conservative, in order to get a clear choice of ideology in the fall election, that Goldwater forces early envisioned. Should he prevail, of course, in spite of the prophets, his triumph will be the more significant. The Senator from Arizona may possibly be discovering also, amid his other travails, that hard-fisted, puritanical Yankees are no longer the sclc repository of the New England conscience. There are strong labor, ethnic and other minority forces in all the New England states, and they help to account for the fact that New England Republicans furnish many leaders in the old progressive tradition. Like other legends, political myths die hard and need continuous re-evaluation, as many candidates find out too late. (Copyright. 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) ASSIGNMENT: West He's hollering in Scottsdale, but is he moving back? By Neil Morgan Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 66, lowest 38. New Redlands office of the Department of Motor Vehicles has processed 10,000 registrations already this month in its first period of operation during registration. Jim Brackins named commander of an Air ROTC squadron at Oregon State for his outstanding performance. Lewis I. Pierce accepts chairmanship of the Heart Fund campaign in Redlands and calls for 400 volunteers. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 52, lowest 34. Redlands Welfare agencies cooperate in plan they hope will eliminate duplication by referring all transient clases to the Salvation Army. Formation of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water district apparently will be determined by a majority when early precinct check shows light vote. Mrs. Stuart Power named temporary chairman of the newly formed permanent citizens advisory committee on school affairs. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 52, lowest 29. Storm continues to rage over PHOENIX. Ariz. — Among those who think the westward tilt has gone far enough, few are more articulate than Glendon Swarthout. He is a former New York advertising copy writer and Michigan University professor who brought his wife and son to live in Scottsdale. Lately. Swarthout has been busy writing books. One of them, "Where the Boys Are." became a movie and had a lot to do with making it possible for the Swarthouts to live in Scottsdale's Paradise Valley. But Swarthout has decided Paradise Valley isn't paradise. Now comes his fourth book, "The Cadillac Cowboys," a witty satire which spills a bit of acid on the patina of the new West, and particularly the 10-gallon boom boys of Arizona. "The big sedan is our substitute hereabouts for the covered wagon of yesteryear," he writes. "You watch it reconnoitering slowly up and down the dusty trails, its freight a ton of well- dressed, air-conditioned, rich- rumped gentlemen whose gazes fasten upon the landscape with the cool appraisal of the top gunfighter for his victim. But these are 'developers' tracking sites for subdivisions and shopping centers." Swarthout's phrase for the westward tilt is "the great sashay." "From Grand Forks to Norfolk, from Skowhegan to Shreveport, hordes of new pioneers have hit the trail in search of whatever they have lost, or what they never found," he writes. "U-Drivc-It trains of superhighway settlers have peopled The Fancy Dress Frontier of t h e 1950s and 1960s." Swarthout is telling the story of Prof. H. Carleton Cadell, a Connecticut transplant who sounds a lot like Swarthout. and his encounter with Eddie Bud Boyd, last of the cowboys and more recently a cattle commission man. Boyd makes his pile and buys a $150,000 house on Fast Draw drive in Scottsdale, joins the country club, and begins to wreak rawboned havoc. His wife Christabel goes for her first drive in her new Cadillac and causes $220,000 damage to a neighbor's property. But while Swarthout spins his yarn about Boyd, he snipes at Arizona life. "Heat bills are modest, but the checkbook never becomes conditioned to the expense of air-conditioning. Taxes on homes Southern California as blizzard conditions in mountains pile snow upon snow until Snow Valley reports 100 inches. Rex Whittemore, State Legion commander, elects to pay his first official post visit to Redlands Post 106 since he was a former resident here.. Ray Williams and John Smed- ing take top honors for their snow scene pictures in Facts- sponsored pictorial contest. must be outrageous, since the Legislature chooses not to inconvenience industry and agriculture and mining and undeveloped acreage with more than a token levy," he writes. "This Legislature has been expertly jiggered in favor of the rural or cow counties; scorpions, Gila monsters and wild pigs shout registered voters down on every issue. Even water bills are fantastic, for the reason that our ground water table is so lowered that we have to drill wells so deep that we are in closer communication with Peking than with Washington. "By day the desert peace is shattered only by the whine of cement mixers and the screams of children being prevented, unfortunately, from drowning themselves in swimming pools." To make his point, like almost any satirist, Swarthout goes too far. "We have sold a dream we can't deliver," he concludes. "We've bilked the imagination rather than the purse... Please, in the name of God, you millions in the East and Middle West, please don't pioneer. "Give us not your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your subway shore, I beg you. . . The party's over. The West has had it. "California is a shambles. As for Nevada, can you honestly contemplate living in Las Vegas? New Mexico is all sheep, artists, nuclear research, oil rigs, and irreclaimable wilderness. . . Arizona remains, and one of you already arrives here every 10 minutes only to f i n d himself unable, after a short stay, to raise sufficient funds to leave. "We've used up all the U.S.A. there is. If you don't like it where you are, that's tough. . Shed a tear for the Old West. Weep for America. And please stay where you are." All that is good clean fun, and there are moments when many Westerners would go almost that far. But this is an attitude that develops in people only after they move West and become proprietary about their region with a speed and zeal unapproached by any other people. "Now I'm here," says the new Westerner. "Close the gates." And the most eloquent answer to Swarthout's thesis Is, of course, that he moved West, and he's still here. One Minute Pulpit His heart is bard as a stone, hard as the nether millstone. —Job 41:24. If you don't have philanthropy in your heart, none will come from your pocketbook, however fat it may become. — B. C. Forbes.

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