8 - Thurs., Jan. 30, 1964 Redlands Daily Facts Fashion dictates varied handlebars for boys' bikes LIKE STEER'S HORNS - The sharply angled handlebars on this sporty bicycle owned by David Velasco, 907 West Olive, are known as Texas Langhorns for their obvious resemblance to the horns of the famous steer. Dave's stingray bike also features the latest innovation in seats, the pole seat. RACING — Enjoying a tremendous vogue in recent years has been the light weight racing bicycle, as favored by Leon Van Sickle, 321 Prime Rose. However, boys seldom bend low in racing form to use the handlebars which curve downward. Note brake handles fastened to handlebars. CASUAL UPSWING - Ricky Starbuck, 909 West Olive, gives his "ordinary" handlebars an offbeat character by turning them upward to a more vertical position. Handlebars ore likely to be bent, twisted and turned to any position by youngsters wanting an individualistic style. STRETCHED GOOSE NECK - A popular fad among young bicyclists like Tim Shufran, 11243 Alabama street, is the long goose neck which raises handlebars so rider can sit high in the "saddle." There's a limit though. Handlebars can't be above the shoulders, by law. (Daily Facts photo) WASHINGTON Plan cheaper and easier credit- for home buyers WASHINGTON (NEA)—Opening the door for easier, cheaper credit for many families is now being discussed by some of President Johnson's top housing advisers. The plan now being considered would make it easy for a homeowner who lias paid off several thousand dollars of his mortgage to go back and borrow more. He wouldn't be required to take out ,i costly second mortgage. He would have, in effect, a sort of oDcn-end. expandable first mortgage, within fixed limits. The homeowner could use the money for any reasonable purpose — to help finance college educations for his children, a ne.v automobile, large emergency medical expenses, a refrigerator and other household appliances, even a vacation. Using usual channels, money borrowed for a refrigerator may cost up to 12 per cent. Borrowing for a car may cost 9 per cent. Other borrowing may be equally expensive—except for some college student loans. But borrowing on a first mortgage on a home can be usually done at 6 per cent, or less, depending on the year. And the average man has difficulty borrowing in other ways the sizable funds he can borrow on a home. According to the proposals now being discussed, the Federal Housing Administration would be directed to encourage the expandable or open - end mortgage concept in the loans it insures. The FHA, according to this . proposed plan, would also agree Soup thieves to be sentenced LOS ANGELES (UPI) —Two soup company employes will be sentenced next month for stealing 150.000 cans of soup intended as a gift to the Salvation Army. Municipal Judge James D. Tante set Feb. 18 for sentencing the two after they entered a plea of no contest Tuesday. Arthur H. Fast, 34, Brea assistant manager of a local branch of Campbell Soup Co., and Lynn Dallas Faanes, 33, Santa Ana, a salesman, allegedly sold 1,000 cases of the stolen soup to a Paramount City "bargain center" for $2,000. By Kay Croniley that when a bank or other lending institution loaned additional money on an FHA-insured expandable mortgage, the FHA 'would insure the expanded loan jtoo. up to a limit. j The plan would work some! thing like this: j John Smith starts out with a jJH.OOO loan, FHA-insured. Over :thc course of time, he pays off [$5,000 of that loan and still owes ($9,000. He has made his pay- jments regularly. His credit is tgood. J Smith gets in touch with the • mortgage holder, says he'd like !to expand his loan back to say | $13,000 and thus have an additional $4 ,000 to keep his children in college. With a good credit rating and an open-end mortgage arrangement, Smith probably would get the funds he needs with FHA insurance, without costly refinancing and without paying the high costs of a second mortgage. Presumably, the term of the total loan would be lengthened and there would be no increase in payments. Presumably also, the new loan would not be great enough to bring the mortgage up to its original total. There would have to be some allowance for depreciation unless home values had increased appreciably. There is evidence that even without special FHA encouragement, an increasing number of homeowners are trying out this type of borrowing, one way or another, to meet special expenses or emergencies. Officials pushing for this program say this loan concept has worked well where it has been tried. They hold that if FHA gets in with expandable mortgage guarantees, this will open up rather quickly a wide source of cheaper, easily available credit for the average man. These advisers argue the program would give an extra lift to the economy and employment. Opponents say such expansion of credit would be inflationary. The program could lead to an increase in foreclosures. Foreclosure rates on conventional mortgages declined from 2.48 per thousand in 1960 to 2.34 in 1962. Foreclosures on FHA- insured mortgages rose from 3.02 per thousand in 1960 to 9.27 in 1962. Shirley Madame as the Irma of "Irma La Douce"," Techni- color-Panavision comedy for adults now showing at the Fox Redlands Theatre. She shares stellar honors with Jack Lemmon. Paul Allen to give lecture series on Latin America The Yucaipa School of Adult Education is offering a special series of seven lectures on "Latin American Conflicts" by Paul Allen, chairman of the history department at San Bernardino Valley College. The lectures will be given on Monday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in Room 43 beginning February 3, Don Kelly, Coordinator, said today. A list of lectures arc: "Latin America European or American?" 'The Time Line Ticks On" 'Manifesting Our Destiny" 'Monroe Doctrine: Blessing or Curse" 'Castro as a Caudillo" 'And on This Side, Panama and Poverty" "Haiti and Hate" Mr. Allen is also chairman of the Redlands City Park Commission, is on the board of directors of the San Bernardino County Historical Society and the board of the San Bernardino County Museum association. He has given more than 120 illustrated lectures on the History of the San Bernardino Val ley to t h e Yucaipa Women's Club, Dunlap P.T.A., and Yucaipa High Classes. There is a special lecture fee of $1.00 for the seven lectures. Adults must register, but- they do not pay the normal basic registration fee of $3.50. Individual lectures will cost 25 cents. Blasts Knowland, Nixon Knight sets sights on governor race in 1966 Yucaipa adult school offers history course Yucaipa Adult Education school will offer a class in U.S. History and a class in Civics (Government) for the Spring semester, 1964, according to Don Kelly, coordinator of Adult Edu cation. The U.S. History class is under the guidance of Garth Huffaker, and this class will meet on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in room 44. Topics of consideration for U.S. History will include the growth and development of government, eco nomic conditions, transportation, manufacturing, and general life of the United States. The class in Civics (Government) would include the study of the American Constitution and Government. This class will meet on Thursday evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in room 44, under the direction of Mr. Stewart who taught this class last semester. Both of these classes are needed for high school graduation. Adults interested in securing a high school diploma should contact the coordinator early in the semester concerning their situation. For further information con cerning classes, call 797-0106, extension 20. Unanimous Vote George Washington has been the only U.S. president elected unanimously. In the election of Monroe in 1820, one elector voted against him so that Washington would stand alone as the unanimously elected president. SACRAMENTO (UPD—Good win J. Knight once got some advice from his father about politics. "My dad warned me that politics would ruin the health, waste the money and break the heart of anyone who sought public office," Knight said. But t h e former California governor isn't out of things yet. He keeps popping up at the most unusual places. Last week, for example, he did some talking about his defeat in a bid for the U. S. Senate back in 1958 — and placed some blame on other shoulders. Blamed for Disaster In a little noticed talk at San Jose, Knight charged that former U. S. Sen. William F. Knowland and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon should be blamed for the GOP's disaster at the polls. That was the year Gov. Edmund G. Brown, a Democrat who had been attorney general, was elected to his first term in a landslide over Knowland, who had been in the U. S. Senate. The margin was one million votes. It also was the year that Knight, who had been considering running for another term as governor, changed his mind and ran instead for the United States Senate, losing to Congressman Clair Engle of Red Bluff. At his San Jose talk, the 67- year-old former governor said bluntly that Knowland and Nixon sacrificed the welfare of the GOP for what he called "their own personal ambitions." But he said he wasn't bitter about it. Right-To-Work "The 1958 election was decided on the sole question of the right-to-work bill and the Republicans went down to complete defeat because certain Republican leaders sacrificed the welfare of the party and the state for their own personal ambitions," said Knight. 'Every well-informed Californian knows that the high pressure politics of that year was a glaring example of a number of men who could only think about being president." Asked if he meant Nixon and Knowland, Knight replied: "certainly — they and their allies." Why was Knight telling this story now? "Not to condemn or live in the past," he said, "but to re- Sees thousands of new jobs SACRAMENTO (UPI) —Thousands of new jobs could be created by' shortening the work week, eliminating overtime, and taxing the moonlighter, a Teamsters Union spokesman testified today. Thomas Harris, legislative counsel for the California Teamsters, spoke before the Assembly Ways and Means Subcommittee on Economic Development, which is considering how to meet the impact of probable reductions in federal spending on the California economy. "It is imperative not only to develop more employment but to spread that employment over more people," Harris said. call a political blunder so that both Democrats and Republicans will in the future follow a great fundamental of good gov ernment: Never permit personal political ambitions to reject a good incumbent admini stration." Impressive Successes Knight conceded that his successor in the governor's chair had piled up an impressive list of successes in water develop mcnt, school and college growth and highway improvement. But he said a Democratic-con trolled Legislature helped Brown while the Democratic State Senate hampered Knight. He said the Senate blocked the Feather River Project, now gen erally referred to as Brown's $1.75 billion water program. The senate stood in his way, Knight said, "with the frankly expressed hope that this would aid the Democrats in the next election." In his final term Knight had a senate split 20-20 but organized by the Democrats. Since he left office. Knight made one abortive try to return. He entered a primary race against Nixon in 1962, saying he had never felt better in his life and that he was "vigorous and strong." That was on Sept. 11, 1961. Ill With Hepatitis On Jan. 16 — only three months later — he announced his withdrawal after a two- month bout with hepatitis. But he has been hinting since that he'd like to get back in the race in 1966, when Brown's second term expires. In San Jose, he declined any interest in the Senate seat now held by the ailing Engle — and the subject of a bitter fight among top Democrats. But the governorship was an other matter. "Nobody who has ever been governor can ever lose interest in the work of the office or the affairs of the state," Knight said. "It is true that I've said that if the proper support were given to me, and I thought I could be a real service, I would certainly consider running for governor again." Chalk up possible candidate No. 1. INFORMATION DIRECTOR —Carl T. Rowan, former Ambassador to Finland, was chosen to direct the United States Information Agency,- a position formerly held by Edward R. Murrow. No funds for bracero program WASHINGTON (UPI)— Mexi can farm workers may not be available for the full year de spite extension of the Mexican bracero farm labor program Labor Department budget figures indicated today. Lack of funds to finance administrative costs of the pro gram might result in its liqui dation before Dec. 31, officials said in submitting budget requests to Congress. Administrative costs of the program to bring the so-called braceros into the United States to help harvest crops are met from a fund created by charging employers $15 for each bra cero contracted. If sufficient funds are not available in the fund to meet all costs, the department said it would be necessary to stop contracting workers and liqui date the program before the expiration date set by Congress. Aerospace industry slowing down SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Call forma's aerospace industries, responsible for 37 per manufacturing jobs out of 100 last year, already are slowing down, an Assembly Committee was told Tuesday. Aerospace employment fell by 13,600 jobs between Decern ber, 1962 and December, 1963 Maurice I. Gershenson, chief of the state Division of Labor Stat istics and Research, said. Gershenson testified before the Economic Development Sub committee of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, which is studying the impact of probable changes in federal spending on the California econ omy. He said the four aerospace industries — electronics, missiles, aircraft and instruments- employed about 524,000 persons last year, more than half of them white collar workers. But, he said, employment dropped in electronics and aircraft while missile and instruments slowed down from their normal gains. Soviets may import more wheat ROME (UPI) — The Soviet Union may continue to import wheat on a large scale in coming years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Tuesday. FAO said the Soviet Union, a wheat exporter prior to 1963, now faces the problem of increased demand and stationary production. The demand has been created by a population rise, a potato crop failure in 1962, lower consumption of rye and in livestock production, an FAO report said. One reason production has not increased, FAO said, is that Soviet farmers still are untrained in using fertilizers. To compensate for its grain deficiencies, the Soviet Union has sought wheat purchases in several Western countries, including the United States. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads High school Drama class to present 'Harvey' "Harvey," a stimulating comedy by Mary Chase, will be the next production of the Redlands High School Drama department it was announced today. Play dates will be Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22. Leading roles in the cast will be Thomas A. Rceder as Elwood P. Dowd, and Nora Delaney as Veta Louise Simmons. Directed by Mrs. Billie Daniel HOUSEWIVES SPEAK TOLEDO. Ohio (UPI) — The bottleneck at the check-out counter is one of the gripes housewives have against supermarket planning. This fact came to light in interviews with 10.000 homemaker consultants affiliated with the National Family Opinion Poll, a consumer research firm. The women were asked how grocery stores could be improved. They also wanted a directory at the front of the store and to be able always to find advertised products in stock. of the R.H.S. faculty, the three- act play deals with the eccen- tricts of Dowd and his pal Harvey, who happens to be a sbc- foot white rabbit. Others appearing in the cast include Allen Whitlow, Maggie Habbecker. Larry Kistner, Jym Dickey, Cindy Sussman, Carl McWiiliams, "Trent" Walker, Judy Ashton, and Melinda Burns. The last production of the local high school drama department, "Our Town," drew numerous praises and compliments from local townspeople, and assures high school personnel that ! this production in Clock Auditorium will also be well attended. HOLIDAY SALES NEW YORK (UPI) — Store sales for the 1963 Christmas-season — beginning right after Thanksgiving — were about 5 per cent higher than 1962 in the New York City area, according to Fairchild News Service. 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