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(Daily ffacts; REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Pagm 16 FEBRUARY 7, 1964 Only two school districts for our county? Oh, No! Assemblyman Jesse M. Unruh of Inglewood proposes to the Legislature a swift consolidation of school districts in each county. Because he is the Speaker of the Assembly, and it is dominated by his fellow Democrats, and he holds much power over them, his proposal is not to be shrugged off as mere talk. Further, Senator Hugh Burns, president pro tempore of the Senate, expressed tentative agreement with Mr. Unruh's general thinking in a joint press conference. At the outset it should be recognized that there is really no difference between Mr. Unruh's educational objectives and others who think differently about how these goals are to be reached. He, and they, are concerned with equalizing opportunity throughout California, pennitling a child to get a good education no matter what the financial ability of the district he lives in happens to be. Calfornia has recognized this goal, and done practical things about achieving it. The system has been to have the basic support of the schools financed from property within each district, and then have the state funds apportioned among the districts so as to equalize their local-plus-state revenues. With rapidly changing conditions, the balance that was established a decade ago is no longer satisfactory. In looking to 1 h e methods of rebalancing district finances Mr. Unruh declares that districts have "absurdly unequal financial bases." Extreme cases can be cited to prove his point A district in which there are oil wells is generally "tax rich" while some rural districts are "tax poor". But this does not demonstrate that gross inequality is the rule. To remedy the condition he is diagnosing the Speaker would reduce the number of local school districts from 1,585 to 170. Each county would have one school district except where charter cities already have their own school districts. Locally this would mean that San Bernardino, a charter city, would have . its own organization and tax base, but all of the rest of us would be lumped together. . . Chino, Ontario, Upland, Fontana, C o 11 o n, Rialto Mission, Redlands, Yucaipa, Victorville, Barstow, 29-Palms, Needles, Trona. While Mi*. Unruh's consolidation would lump all of the taxable property outside of San Bernardino into one pot, the one-district idea is so ludicrious that we can't believe the man is serious. No central office could administer the daily operations of such a far- flung system. Politically there is no imaginable way of satsfying the desires of the peoples in the various present districts. Our cherished home rule of our schools would vanish. Actually, it does not seem that Mr. Unruh can possibly mean what he says. Rather, he appears to have launched a trial blloon in order to observe who will shoot at it, from which direction, and with how much power. In any case, it is good to hear him suggest that in his thinking there is increased aid to the local districts from the state. That is another way of saying that he doesn't think the entire increased cost should be met by the property owner but some additional support should also come from the sales taxes which we all pay almost daily. Byplays important, too The soaring of a monster rocket like the Saturn is such an impressive event that dozens of minor marvels associated with the flight tend to be overshadowed. An example is the recovery of cameras sent up with the booster to record what goes on in the interior of fuel tanks, firing of the retrorockets and first-stage separation, among other things. Eight movie cameras and one television camera were carried by the Saturn. The latter was left behind, but the eight others were ejected at an altitude of about 400,000 feet. Protected by special recovery capsules, they slammed into the atmosphere at 10 times the speed of sound and fell into the ocean 720 miles downrange from Cape Kennedy. Five of them were fished out immediately by pararescue personnel. The Newsreel A household hint says that buttermilk is useful in removing mildew from clothes. Is there any other use for buttermilk? An elderly acquaintance not only insists he is perfectly happy and well-adjusted in his retirement but he drops by the office each day to tell everybody -about it. A friend who is giving up cigarettes says it is no problem. "Whenever I feel the craving for a cigarette," he informs us, "I steady my nerves by yelling at the children." The President realizes that Suburbia needs more schools, more sewers, more streets, and more husbands who come home on time. Congressman Sludgepump's list of pet projects has the administration puzzled. Does he want the entire district paved or inundated? Some senators are determined to investigate this matter of wild parties in the capital, and why they weren't invited. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By BILL MOORE MUNICH. GERMANY — A French girl poured the champagne as I sat eating caviar. . . a blonde on either arm. . . 37,000 feet above Ireland. . . the sun was setting, but it was only 10 o'clock in the morning. . . man, was I confused. This is what happens in the fast life of the jet traveler. Fascinating, somewhat unbelievable, definitely in need of explaining. The French girl was a pert stewardess aboard an Air France Boeing 707. The blondes, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. John Allen of Redlands. True it was 10 o'clock in the morning and Shr sun was going down — that is my watch said 10 o'clock because I had Ieff.it on Pacific Standard time. Flying toward the sun we ha.l picked up eight hours and the Irish down below our speeding phne saw 6 o'clock on their watches. The champagne and the cav- inr were real and needed no explaining neither did the poulare paelee albufera "• chicken) nor the riz aux champignons (rice with mushrooms) nor the salad" antiboisc (sliced tomatoes, sliced hard boiled egg. with an- chovic) nor the fromage. patisserie or fruits de saison (two plums, one ripe). But it had been a confusing day. Our chartered plane with I-12 adult members of the Far West Ski association plus four children had taken off from Los Angeles International airport at 10 :24 p.m. Sunday. Soon after takeoff the lights went down and the multitude closed eyes for what is known as sleep on an airliner. We were sawing wood soundly when at 1:30 a.m. came over the public address system this cheerful message. "We are about to serve breakfast. Will you kindly prepare yourselves by putting your scats in an upright position." "Oh, go away, lady," we groaned. The lights came on in all their unpleasantness. Like it or not, we were going to have breakfast. We were already over Chicago, if that made any difference. Serving 112 passengers takes some doing. The petit dejeuner, as the French call it. consisted of fmit, omelette with grilled ham, coffee, pastries and rolls. When we finally got awake enough to realize what was going on, the petit dejeuner tasted mighty good, though definitely untimely. An hour and a half after breakfast call the big jet came down at dawn on the frozen field at Montreal. Our watches said 3:05 a.m., but it was 6:05 local time. As we stepped out of the plane we were whipped by a 10 knot wind that blew 4 degree cold in our faces. We went down the stairs rapidly and onto the ice-coated paving. The wind cut right through coats and in five steps teeth were chattering. No doubt about it, winter is cold in Montreal. We gathered in a room in the airport then followed our leader to a comfortable lounge where we drank coffee and waited while the plane was refueled and serviced. An hour and 15 minutes after landing we were ready for takeoff for the second leg of the long journey. As soon as t h e plane was in-the sky again, the weary passengers hit the sack again and for a couple of hours all was as quiet as at midnight. No one could quite get used to the idea that it was daytime even though they knew they had had breakfast. The day, what there was of it, went by so quickly that at 10 a.m. it just did not seem time for dinner in the dark. Air France had planned an earlier dinner and had an extra load of pastries, coffee and liqueurs aboard. In order to let the passengers have their share of these goodies they were served as a second dessert course and we munched them going over the English channel and on to Brussels. Soon we were making the descent and at 11:41 a.m. Redlands time we were on the ground in Munich, 8:41 p.m. local time. In 1963 when we landed in Munich the field was covered with snow, but not so this time. No snow at all. The temperature was 45 degrees — about like Redlands at that time of night. The Germans saw us through immigration and customs in a hurry. No bags were opened. Few questions asked. Outside the terminal an Opel two-door was waiting for Larry Thackwell, Lockheed engineer, an avid skier. He and son Kenneth fastened skis on top of the car, packed bags in the spacious trunk, and with Mrs. Thackwell and Mrs. Allen took off for Kitz- buhel, Austria. We and Mr. and Mrs. James Keefe climbed on a bus bound for downtown Munich. At 2:30 in the afternoon we hit the sack it then being 10:30 at night in our hotel. Most confusing, but when the angelus rang out loud and clear at 7 a.m. we were adjusted to a new day. At least we thought we were. President ponders his strategy for New York By Doris Fleeson m MAY GO OV£R SOME BUMPS WITH IT! Telefips TELEVISION TOP SHOW :— 7 :30. than. 4. International Showtime. "Far East Variety." Show filmed at Club Hanabasha in Tokyo. 8:30 — Chan. 4. Bob Hope Presents. "A Wind of Hurricane Force". American sportsman is siezed in Cuban waters and is sentenced to die for spying. Stars Dana Andrews, Marisa Pavan. 8:30 — Chan. 7. 19G4 Olympics. Ladies' downhill skiing, men's speedskating, four-man bobsled, hockey. 10:00 — Chan. 2. Alfred Hitchcock presents "The Evil of Adelaide Winters". Greedy woman victimizes grief-stricken relatives of servicemen by claiming to be able to put them in touch with sons and husbands who died in World War II. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 53, lowest 47. Hundreds of Redlands Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Cubs and Brownies participate in annual pilgrimage to the Lincoln Shrine despite murky drizzle. Terrier basketball team pours it on to beat Ramona 55-43 and go into second place in CBL, just one game behind Colton. First Lt. Harl G. Graham named Nike Zeus project officer for the U. S. Army Air Defense School. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 83, lowest 43. Alfred Wallenstein. musical director of the Los Angles Philharmonic orchestra, which often appears in Redlands, awarded an honorary doctorate in music by the University of Redlands at the mid-year commencement. Stan Shuttleworth elected president of the Stoppers photographers organization. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 43, lowest 41. Program to establish a Soil Conservation district in the Redlands-Highland district initiated by Horace P. Hinckley, W. E. Silverwood, Otto Knudsen and Rev. William Pratt. Rainfall comes up to normal as new storm brings .38 inch. Season is now at 8.02 compared with 3.97 last year. THE ALMANAC Today is Friday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 1964 with 328 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The evening stars arc Venus and Jupiter. Those born today include Charles Dickens, the great English novelist and journalist, in 1812. On this day in history: In 1885, Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize for literature, was born in Sauk Center, Minn. In 1894, George Herman (Babe) Ruth was born. In 1948, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower resigned as Army chief of staff and was succeeded by Gen. Omar Bradley. In 1956, University of Alabama trustees ordered the suspension of Miss Autherine Lucy, the first Negro student to be admitted to the school. A Thought for the day — Charles Dickens once said: "There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts." TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. FRIDAY NIGHT 3:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9— Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop 3:30— 5—Whirlybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Believe it or Not 5:45— 4, 13—News (J:00— 2, 7—News 5—You Asked For It 9—Maverick 11—M Squad—Police 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4, 5. 11—News 13— Magilla Gorilla (C) 7:00— 4—Curt .Massey (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Lawbreaker 9—People Are Funny 11—Checkmate 13—Ripcord 7:30— 2—Great Adventure 4—International Show 5—Addograms 7—77 Sunset Strip 9—Dobie Gillis 13—Human Jungle 3:00— 3—Lawman 9—Movie 11—College Basketball 8:30— 2—Route 66 4—Bob Hope (C) 5—Roaring 20's 7—Winter Olympics 13—Mystery Hour 9:30— 2—Twilight Zone 4—That Was the Week That Was—Satire 5—Movie 7—Price Is Right 13—Rebel 10:00— 2—Alfred Hitchcock 4—Jack Paar (c) 7—Boxing 9, 11, 13—News 10:30— 9—Movie 13—Country Music Time 11:00— 2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—Movie 13—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (O 11:30— 2—Movie 5—Steve Allen 7—Laramie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Alvin 4—Hector Heathcote (c) 7—Movie 11—Superman 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 4—Fireball XL-5 5—Movie 11—Ramar 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw 4—Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 11—Movie 10:30— 2—.Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 7—Jetsons 11:00— 2—Rin Tin Tin 4—Sgt. Preston 5—Californians 7—Casper 13—Variedades 11:30— 2—Roy Rogers 4—Bullwinkle (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 1:00— 2—News 4 —Armed Forces Special 5—Movie 11—Movie 13—Bowling 1:30— 2—Tell it Again 4—Teacher '64 7—Tombstone Territory 13—Movie 1:55— 9—News 2:00— 2—As Others See Us 7—Telesports Digest 9—Movie 11—AAUW Swim Meet 2:30— 2—Repertoire Workshop 4—Profile 5—Movie 7—Challenge Golf (C) 3:00— 2—CBS Golf Classic 4—International Zone 9—Phoenix Open 13—Movie 3:30— 4—World of Ornamentals 7—Winter Olympics 4:00— 2—Horse Race 4—Agriculture USA 5—TV Bowling Tournament 9—1 Led Three Lives 11—Comedy Hour 4:30— 2—Scholarquiz 4—NBC Sports Special 9—Movie 13—Movie LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Never should have asked WASHINGTON (UPI) — Persons who have tried to quit smoking will tell you that it is a racking experience. And it is. No doubt about it. I went through the ordeal myself about two years ago and I know. But I can tell you that there is another type of torment that is far worse. It is the one I am going through now. Believe thee me, fellow martyrs, what you go through when you quit smoking is nothing compared with what you go through when you wife quits smoking. The first inkling of what was in store came the other evening when I arrived home from the office, hung up my coat and, as usual, went in search of something with which to mitigate the cares of the day, I was stopped in mid-third by a voice, somewhat hysterical in quality, that announced: "You aren't having cocktails tonight." "I'm not?" "No." "Why am I not having cocktails?" "Because I started trying to quit smoking today." "What has that got to do with my having a cocktail?" "Well, if you have one, it will make me want one, and if I have one, it will make me want a cigarette more than I do already and I might not be able to resist." "I sec," I said. "What you son. seem to be saying is that all it takes for you to quit smoking is for me to go on the wagon." "Please don't quibble," she said. "I'm nervous enough as it is." After a rather grim, dry- throated dinner. I suggested that she serve the coffee. "I didn't make any." "You didn't?" "No. Coffee increases my desire to smoke. I don't dare even smell it." "Okay, what's for dessert?" "We aren't having any." "We aren't?" "No. If I'm not going to smoke I've go to start watching my weight more carefully or I'll get fat." "This is great," I said. "You have only been off cigarettes for eight hours and it has already broken three of my habits. Is there anything else I have to give up?" I never should have asked. One Minute Pulpit And now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness for ever. — Isaiah 30:8. When you have read the Bible you will know it is the Word of God because you will have found it the key to your own heart, your own happiness and your own duty. — Woodrow Wil- WASHINGTON — In a den of political lions President Johnson has a sure touch. What he confronted this week in New York was a cave of sad sacks who have impressively contributed toward making New York the second most Republican state in the union. Kansas being first. This is harder to deal with. It is occasionally possible to charge Hell successfully with a bucket of water but against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. Yet the President needs New York and its 45 electorial votes. The potential Democratic strength is there. John F. Kennedy mobilized it effectively in 1960 when it was a prime example of minority revolt against the membership committees of exclusive clubs. He seemed destined to carry it this year. The Protestant Southerner who has succeeded him has no such built-in appeal. The business community which admires Johnson is largely Republican. Leaders of Democratic allies among labor. Negroes and the professional class are loyal but they simply have no way of Knowing how their rank and file are reacting to a President from Texas. The major fault of the feuding New York Democrats is their failure to develop young and attractive candidates to carry on in the Smith-Roosevelt-Lehman tradition. Even with the distinguished Averell Harriman as incumbent Governor they let themselves become embroiled six years ago in a battle of old- timers for a Senate nomination. The end result was that Albany fell to Nelson Rockefeller and the Senate vacancy to Republican Kenneth Keating. Four years later Rockefeller had slipped badly but the Democrats obliged again with a disastrous convention and an unknown to oppose him. He was re-elected handily and is a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for President. Today history is repeating itself. Mayor Wagner, who holds a dominant position, refuses to say yes or no to the chance of opposing Senator Keating this year. This stymies everyone else. An upstate feudist from populous Erie County (Buffalo) has complicated matters by starting a boom for Attorney General Kennedy for Vice President. This is a touchy matter of itself apart from increasing state disharmony. The President realizes that New York seems unlikely to lend him the coattails he needs in November. His New York stay suggests that he is trying to reach some conclusions about, what to do. He scheduled two excellent showcases. One the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation dinner, the other the Weizman Institute of Science affair. Such forums were long denied him as New York favorites were deemed to be the Kennedys. Adlai Stevenson and Sen. Hubert Humphrey. Much depends upon the personal impression the President made in these seedbeds of votes and campaign funds. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Condition, place, guide lymph tumor treatment By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q — What causes lymphangio ma tumors? What are they like? Is there any cure for them? A — The term "lymphangio ma" means lymph vessel tumor. Like other nonmalignant tumors, the cause is unknown. One type of lymphangioma occurs on the tongue and is a grayish pink tumor. If it is not removed surgically the tongue becomes chronically ulcerated. Another type has the appearance of a soft wart. If it is in a location where it is not seen and is not subjected to repeated bruising, no treatment is required. Otherwise it should be removed. A third type appears as a soft cyst under normal skin, usually in the neck, armpits or over the breastbone. This type usually appears early in childhood and shrinks or vanishes as the child grows older. In any case the treatment depends on the location and size of the tumor and how much discomfort it causes. Q — My doctor says I have ichthyosis. It covers my whole body. My skin is dry and scaly and very itchy at times. The treatment I have tried has not helped. What do you suggest? A—In the past, excessive dryness of the skin was always made worse by bathing, but the results depend to a large extent on how the bathing is done. For the best results you should submerge your whole body in water and soak yourself for at least 10 minutes. When you get out of the tub do not rub your skin because this will aggravate the itching. Instead pat yourself gently with a towel, then apply a skin oil or a water and oil emulsion as this will help keep the moisture from the bath in the skin. Another method is to use a bath oil in the tub when you soak. When you get out. dry yourself by gently patting. Some persons with this condition find that a lotion of rose water and glycerin works better than any oily preparation. Above all, however, you must avoid scratching. Q — Where can I get a pamphlet on multiple sclerosis? A — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (257 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10010) has several pamphlets written in simple language for patients with varying degrees of disability. "Go Whole Hog" The expression to "go whole hog" is traceable to English money. A shilling sometimes is referred to as a hog and thus, one willing to spend a whole shilling is willing to go "whole hog." CERTIFICATE FOR TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME The undersigned does hereby certify that he is conducting a plastering contracting business located at 12703 17th St.. Redlands. San Bernardino County, California, under the fictitious firm name of Inland Plastering and that said firm is composed of the following persons, whose names in full and places of residence are as follows, to-wit: Arlie E. Alverson. 1279S 17th St. Redlands. Calif. Witness my hand this 16th day of January, 1964. ARLIE E. ALVERSON. State of California, ) County of San Bernardino ) ss. On January 16. 1964. before m«*. the undersigned, a Notary PubUc in and for said County and State, residing therein, duly commissioned and sworn, personally appeared ArZie E. Alverson. known to me to be th« person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument, and acknowledged to me that, he executed the same. Witness my hand and ollicial seal, G. E. HERKELRATH. Notary Public in and for said County and State. ISEAD Filed with County Clerk Jan. 23, 1964 "Cot that, everybody? . . . Whenever he goes off tn« high board, we ptay 'Hall to the Chief!'"