Pag« 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA JANUARY 30, 1964 San Gorgonio Wilderness carrying capacity limited "Defenders of the San Gorgonio Wilderness Area" adopted a name which means they seek 1o defend the wilderness in the mountains east of Redlands against encroachment by roads, buildings and ski lifts. That must be their present concern because of the campaign by San Gorgonio Ski Lifts, Inc. to open the Dry Lake area for winter sports development. If the conservationists are successful in their current campaign they will still need to conduct a campaign to preserve the wilderness, as such, because of the heavy use the forest gets in the summer time. Nearly everyone who walks into that country enters from the terminal of the Forest Service road at Poop Out Hill in the Barton Flats area. This includes a great many of the 12.000 youngsters who use the organization camps in Barton Flats each summer and thousands of other hikers who arrive at the foot of the trail by car and truck. Then they all walk the well-worn trail to South Fork meadow, with many of them going on to Dollar Lake and the summit of San Gorgonio. Lesser numbers take the other fork to Dry Lake. Writing on "The Carrying Capacity of Wilderness" in "The Living Wilderness" magazine Stewart M. Brandborg says: "Public land agencies have demonstrated very clearly that qualities of wilderness are very fragile and can be easily destroyed by an overburden of public use. We have seen the destruction of animal and plant communities and the soil and watershed of wilderness through over-use by recreational visitors that has posed as much threat to wilderness as the bulldozer or the commercial logger or a mining operation. Wilderness has a 'use capacity' which should not be exceeded." This sort of tiling is never said publicly about San Gorgonio. The usual inference is that if the Department of Agriculture will merely maintain a wilderness classification for this grand mountain area it will, in fact, remain unspoiled by man. On the contrary, it is an open question if San Gorgonio has sufficient use capacity to withstand the ever-increasing number of visitors it is destined to have as the population of Southern California grows. If it is to survive the heavy concentrations of human visitors then some of the things Mr. Brandborg talks about must be pursued with vigor. One is to educate the wildemess-going public lo use other trails than South Fork. There are several that have interest and charm — Vivian creek. Falls Creek, and Forsee Creek, to mention a few. Another step must be the construction of trails for the deliberate purpose of dispersing people. The Forest Service is following that policy, somewhat, by improving the trail from South Fork meadow to Dry Lake and to Whitewater. Wilderness patrolmen must make many contacts with the campers and hikers to educate them in the ways of the mountains. That is also being done more than ever before. Beyond that there is general necessity for making man fit, in his attitude, for the forest he is going to use. The Sierra Club has helped by such programs as taking companies of its members into the mountains to pick up cans and clean up the country as a good-housekeeping inspiration to others. This is a beginning, but only a beginning. Thousands of people know only their city habits and are not easily reached by educational campaigns. Unless a comprehensive approach to the problem is made the wilderness will eventually Ix; destroyed by the very people for whom it is preserved. Engle must fight Recuperating from brain surgery, Senator Clair Engle of California is a pitiful case. He is unable to demonstrate that he has the tremendous physical stamina that a campaign requires. Yet he insists that he will become a candidate for the Democratic party nomination in the June Primary. Although many of his cohorts in the leadership of the California Democratic party must pity him, they cannot risk losing the Senator- ship to the Republicans this year. They are not. going to leave the field to him exclusively. On the contrary they decided at their weekend pow wow that he will have to take on all comers in the primary. And that almost surely means that he will face Controller Alan Cranston, a formidable opponent within the party, where he is in great favor. It may be that Engle can win, especially if opposition votes to him should be divided among several strong candidates. But it seems unlikely that he will prevail. Fate gave him too strong a handicap to overcome. The Newsreel Congressman Sludgepump accuses his opponent of quoting his record and other smear tactics. Reading the Spring fashion news is an especially tough challenge for those of us who can never remember what a peplum is. We don't know whether to be sorrier for people who live well and die broke or live poor and die rich. Probably the ideal would be a combination of the best features of each. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore "Please, don't let the cold weather finish yet," the back yard farmer cried. "My peach tree thinks it is spring and is in blossom already. "If this keeps up I won't have any crop next summer." Why, then, docs the holly around Redlands act as if Christmas had not yet come? We can't remember a winter when the bright red berries of the toyon stayed so long. Nor can we explain why the birds haven't picked the late- late berry crop. The small black "berries" on the palm trees along our streets may be satisfying the appetites of the birds. The cedar waxwings nervously fly into the trees and pick the berries. When they leave the robins take over. Both birds arc in a conspiracy with the operators of car wash businesses. They're worse than pigeons. As the subdivisions spread across the slope of the town they often develop land through which a storm ditch runs. The usual remedy is to cover the ditch with a concrete top and then put dirt on it. One such ditch drains Center street above Crescent avenue and we can remember when it was open much of the way down to Chestnut. In the Twenties the late Bill Howard built a tennis court over it just below Highland avenue. Some 10 years ago the subdivision through which Caballero lane runs decked another section. Now another land development is covering it from Crescent to Center. Every one of these developments closes a ditch in which a child might get caught by a flood of water and drown, as Linda Torkelson did in a summer cloudburst run-off. At the same time many of these closures create tunnels which are bound to attract adventurous boys. Where is the youngster so dull of fancy that he hasn't explored these catacombs? No lad. to our knowledge, has ever been injured or killed in these Tom Sawyer forays —but with a cloudburst there could be sudden death. Let every explorer first look to a clear sky before he enters a covered ditch. In reading the Facts wc arc distressed enough to read that DcGauilc has recognized Red China. That's hardly team play. But what really burns us up is this Frenchman by the name of Serge Simon. We ran into him on the Facts beauty page Tuesday while reading a caption under a picture of three dressed up dames wearing a fancy form of hair curler. It reads: "It Was Inevitable — New, fancy, high-style pin-up rollers serving the traditional function, yet chic enough to be worn alt the time, are here. Created by Paris hairstylist Serge Simon, these ornamental rollers can be worn as a part of the hair style." It wasn't either inevitable — not if the male population had had the backbone to stand up and tell their women off. Hair curlers are to be worn in the house — only . . . not while driving in a car, not while shopping, not while eating in a restaurant, and most of all, not while having one's picture taken for publication. A woman, away from her home in curlers, is an abomination. President Johnson should send Dean Rusk over to Paris right away to protest the French hair rollers. If, that doesn't work, then the N.H. primary turns into national joke By WILLIAM S. WHITE YOU PICK-UP INFLU£MC£ WH£R^VOUCANTHES£ DAYS! Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 6S, lowest 38. Redlands Elementary school board issues statement declaring that next week's tax increase election has as its real issue "the quality of education of our elementary boy and girls." Junior Chamber of Commerce seeks more entries for Orange Show queen contest with only two entered as deadline nears. Members of Redlands High Terrier band thrilled when 70 new uniforms arive. They are blue with white trim and powder blue lapel trim. They replace uniforms used for the past 15 years. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 7S, lowest 40. Henry Romo Jr., becomes first candidate to announce he will run for a seat on the Rcd- iands City Council. Gerrie Lawson wins Miss Redlands queen contest and will represent the community for the Orange Show Queen title. State contracts to dig two new wells for the city to replace wells being covered by widening of Highway 99 in Reservoir canyon. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 57, lowest 28. Mission School Trustees award S188.920 contract to Lewis McKee for construction of a new elementary school at Richardson and Hardt streets. A S500 million frost insurance program, with federal aid, endorsed by citrus representatives from 86 Southern California communities as means to abolish smudging. Congregation of First Presbyterian church votes to call the Rev. J. Wendell Beck of Fowler, Calif., to local pastorate. Department of Health, Education and Welfare ought to ban them from the import trade, on behalf of domestic tranquility. And if that doesn't get results then there ought to be a hanging in the public square—Serge Simon hung by his hair, with ornamental hair rollers—to the nearest light post. TELEVISION THURSDAY NIGHT 3:00— 7—Laramie 9—Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlybirds 9—Pro Basketball 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Believe It or Not 5:45— 4, 13—News 6:00— 2, 7—News 5—You Asked For It 11—M Squad 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4, 5, 11—News 13—Yogi Bear 7.00— 4—Science in Action 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Fractured Flickers 11—Cheyenne 13—Passport to Travel 7:30— 2—Password 4—Temple Houston 5— Addograms 7—Flintstones 13—True Adventure (C) 9—Lakers Wrap-Up 7:45— 9—Headline History 3:00— 2—Rawhide 5—Lawman 7—Donna Reed 9—People are Funny 11—Untouchables 13—Dick Powell Theatre 8:30— 4—Dr. Kildare 5—Movie 7—My Three Sons 9—Dobie GiUis 9:00— 2—Perry Mason 7—Jimmy Dean 9—Adventures in Paradise 11—Naked City 13—Festival 9:30— 4—Hazel (C) 10:00— 2—Nurses 4—Kraft Suspense 7—Winter Olympics 9, 11, 13—News 10:30— 5—Show Me 9—Movie 13—Country Music Time 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—Hawaiian Eye FRIDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan 9—King and Odie 11—Jack La Lanne 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Film Feature 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—Word for Word (C) 7—Love That Bob 11—Movie 9:45—13—Intelligent parent 10:00— 2—Real McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7—December Bride 9—.Movie 10:15—13—Film Feature 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Missing Links 5—Yancy Derringer 7—Girl Talk 10:45—13—Guidepost 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—1st Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Price Is Right 11—Jean Majors 13—Mr. Merchandising 11:15—13—Guidepost 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 11:45— 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—Hour of St. Francis 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Movie 12:25— 4—News 12:30— 2—As World Turns 4—Doctors 5—TV Bingo 7—Father Knows Best 9—Championship Bridge 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Ernie Ford 9—Cartoons 11—Movie 1:30— 2—Art Linkletter 4—You Don't Say! 7—Pamela Mason 13—Robin Hood 1:45— 9—News 2:00— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:25— 2, 4—News 2:30— 2—Edge of Night 4—Make Room for Daddy 5—Movie 7—Day In Court 11—Movie 13—Ann Sothern 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 3:50— 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—Livin' it Up 4:45—13—Rocky and His Friends LIGHTER SIDE Little known name By DICK WEST ?Now that we hare finished our Chateaubriand, champagne and baked Alaska—as chairman, I suggest that we turn our thoughts to the 'unconditional war' on POVERTY .. - WASHINGTON (UPI) — Being ever interested in the fine arts, I had a talk this week with the music consultant for a mining company. At first glance, that title might not look very impressive. But when I tell you that the consultant is none other than Ben Selvin, it still does not look very impressive. Let us face it, Selvin is not one of the world's 10 best known men. You probably could drop his name from here to New Market, Va., without hearing a single grunt of recognition. In a way, this is rather paradoxical, because Selvin has for the last 50 years been one of the leading figures in the popular music field. Know who made the first record ("Dardanella") to sell more than a million copies? Selvin. Know who has recorded more music than any other man in the world, being responsible for some 9,000 discs? Selvin. Benny Goodman used to play in Selvin's orchestra. So did Tommy Dorsey, Meredith Wilson and Jerry Colonna, who started out as a trombonist. So did Eugene Ormandy, the symphonic conductor. Know who was the first orchestra leader to have a dance program on radio? Selvin. Okay, if Selvin has done all of these things, how come he is not more famous than he is? Well, one reason is that he used a lot of aliases. During his peak productive years, in the 1920s, he made records for nine different companies, using nine different names. If he and his orchestra were recording a waltz, they called themselves the Cavaliers. If it happened to be a Latin number, they became the Castilians. For show tunes, they were the Knickerbockers. Selvin also directed the Bar Harbor Society Orchestra, the Newport Society Orchestra, the Broadway Syncopators, the Southampton Serenaders, the Harmonians and the Ben Selvin WASHINGTON — New Hampshire's "first - in - the - nation" Presidential primary of March 10 has now developed such a surfeit of Republican candidates — major and minor, willing and unwilling — as to make it worse than a national joke. This sort of thing has become a menace to a politics of rationality and responsibility. After all, what is involved here at the end is the Presidency of t h e United States. New Hampshire law permits a man to be put in without his consent — as has already happened to Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania, Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge. It also permits a man to file not as an authentic aspirant but rather for some hidden purpose to ambush some serious aspirant by drawing away votes from him. In the field now are not merely the two top and original candidates. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York and Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, and not merely those who have been put in willy-nilly by others. There are also Harold E. Stassen. the perennial candidate for something or other, and the lady Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine. Mrs. Smith, an excellent Senator, has an undoubted constitutional right thus to cry up the slogan of women's rights in a world where some crusty male types had thought they had a good many already. But surely no one really supposes that any woman is going to be nominated for President for a long time yet. Indeed, neither of these two candidacies — Stassen's, Mrs. Smith's — can possibly be taken seriously in terms of the Presidency. A mockery is being made here of the primary as a sober instrumentality for determining the people's choice in the sense, say, that it may be determined in the California primary of June 2. There, two powerful and entirely responsible candidates. Rockefeller and goldwater, are to clash under the sponsorship of two powerful and responsible California politicians. Former Sen. William F. Knowland. an ex-Majority Leader of the Senate, is out for Goldwater. Sen. Thomas II. Kuchcl, presently the assistant Republican leader of the Senate, is a Rockefeller man. This should provide a meaningful test. New Hampshire, however — by opening the gates to everybody, including those who don't want in — inevitably will simply offer a massive confusion in which no serious candidate can really win in a n y clear-cut way. This is a hard and unfair blow to the two men who went early into New Hampshire with candid intentions to test voter sentiment. Rockefeller and Goldwater. Agree with them or not, they are entitled to what they will not get — a true and adult showdown between their clashing public philosophies. The present situation points to the need either to improve and standardize our state primary laws or. better yet, simply to get rid of the primary itself. At its very best, there is much mischief and more nonsense in this noble reform by which it was supposed that the choice would be taken from the bad old "professional politicians" and "given to the people." The plain fact is that "t h e people" are rarely in position, so early in a Presidential year, intelligently to choose between candidates who may or may not be well known to them and who may or may not be serious. The plain fact also is that the system puts a heavy premium on mere good looks, an agreeable manner or real or manufactured popularity. It is a veritable windfall for hucksters of all kinds in hidden and unhidden persuasion. These people have their honorable place in our society. But their sometimes quite dubious public relations arts should not be allowed to be so important in what ought to be a grave, and even a somber, process leading at last to choosing the President of the United States. This nation ought to return to the old method of letting the party conventions select the candidates. This is properly a representative and not a "direct democracy" process. It is time enough for direct democracy to come into play in the great, final choice as between two candidates selected responsibly by the parties in convention assembled. (Copyright. 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS Cough is caution signal — seek its basic cause By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Man has been defined as a member of the ape family with a cough. The definition is never more vivid than it is in the winter months. If you have a cough that hangs on for more than three weeks, it should be regarded as chronic, and you should have your doctor find out why it has persisted. If your cough is associated with shortness of breath, blood in the sputum, or pain in the chest, it is doubly important to have a checkup. The more serious causes of a chronic caugh are tuberculosis, lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, and valvular heart disease with beginning decom- Teletips TOP SHOW: — 9:00, Chan. 13. Operatic basso Cesare Siepi presents program of works by Mozart, Ravel, Verdi, Faure, Lully and Boito. 8:30 — Chan. 4. Dr. Kildare. "Never Too Old for the Circus." A retired surgeon's urge to practice again leads to heartbreak for his grandson. 9:00 — Chan. 2. Pery Mason. "The Case of the Fickle Fortune". Civil servant goes to Mason for help after someone plunders his car for $153,000 in old greenbacks from an estate inventory. 11:20 — Chan. 5. Steve Allen presents TV-Radio Mirror Magazine Awards to Danny Kaye, Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway, Shirley Booth, Vivian Vance and Andy Griffith (for Don Knotts). Novelty Orchestra — all of which were the same outfit. In addition, he worked for several record companies as the anonymous conductor of the studio orchestra, or "house band." Know who was at the baton when Jimmy Durante first recorded "Inka Dinka Do?" Selvin. Know who started Bing Crosby whistling? Selvin. Recently, he came out of retirement to serve as consultant to the Minneapolis Mining and Manufacturing Co., which is bringing out a new line of tape recorders. Know who gave Eddie Fisher his first big break? Eddie Cantor. After all, Selvin could not do everything. pensation. Other common causes include heavy smoking (more than a pack a day) and daily exposure to smog. If heavy smoking is the cause, don't laugh it off as just a cigarette cough. It is an indication that smoking has damaged your respiratory mucous membranes. Furthermore, if you have had the cough for a long time, it may reduce your awareness of a cause that may be reinforcing your cough. I am sometimes asked why night air aggravates a cough. The night air does not aggravate it, but the change in pos-- ture from standing or sitting to lying down may do so. Your cough is a symptom rather than a disease in itself; but like all symptoms it is a warning that something is wrong. We have come to be so preoccupied with relieving or masking symptoms (pain, depression, etc.) that we often forget the protective value of the symptom as a warning. Cough remedies to suppress your cough should certainly be taken when you are seized with a fit of coughing in public or when coughing interferes with your sleep, but they are no substitute for discovering the treating the cause. There are literally hundreds of cough remedies available. Old-fashioned hard candy with or without glycerin as an ingredient will soothe the irritated mucous membranes of the throat. Most of the older cough syrups contained codeine which suppresses the cough reflex. There are now many non narcotic drugs that are just as effective. One of the most valuable recent contributions to the treatment of coughs due to emphysema, pneumonia, tuberculosis and chronic bronchitis i. acetylcysteine (Mucomyst). Give by inhalation as an aero- sal, it liquefies thick mucous secretions otherwise hard to raise, which by their very presence in the lungs cause coughing. Once liquified, they can be coughed up and expectorated. The action of this drug is prompt and effective. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads.
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