Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on February 8, 1964 · Page 8
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 8

Redlands, California
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Saturday, February 8, 1964
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REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA Page 8 FEBRUARY 8, 1964 The courts will settle the fair housing controversy Quite properly, Superior Judge Joseph T. Ciano rejected this week a request from the California Democratic Council that the court stop the county registrar of voters from checking the names on the Rumford-nullification initiative petitions filed with her. Some 18,000 names are to be compared with the Great Register of voters to determine how many signers are voters in good standing. The California Real Estate Association is attempting to sponsor this direct legislation by the voters. It is not for the courts to interfere with the lawmaking system that is provided for in the California constitution. As Judge Ciano was careful to note, he was not passing on the merits or demerits of the initiative. That is, he was offering no political opinion, but was limiting himself to the legal- ties of the request by CDC. Nor was the constitutionality of the nullification measure before him. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore "Oh come now, Mr. Hinckley. Nobody wants to boss the school program" Men's suits would look better if the fellows carried fewer things in their pockets. In saying that the CDC action was "premature", the judge pointed out that there may never be any need for a court decision on the constitutionality of the proposal. If the voters kill it, the courts will have no question about it to decide. On the other hand, if the nullification measure does cai-iy, then opponents will have an opportunity to challenge its constitutionality in court — and they would certainly seize that chance. To speculate on the outcome of the Fair Housing Act controversy may be fruitless. Yet, it might help some people to see it against a broader background so, with that qualification, here are our guesses for whatever they may be worth. If the California Real Estate Association initiative does pass — and we have a hunch that it will — the opponents will surely fight until they get a decision at the highest level, probably the U. S. Supreme Court. They will attack the heart of the measure, the provision that a person may decline to sell or rent his real property to any person as he, in his absolute discretion, chooses. This specifically would write into the California Constitution a right to discriminate against any prospective buyer for any reason including the fact that he was a Negro. It is unconceivable to us that the U.S. Supreme Court would permit Califomians to write into their constitution a positive right of a property owner to discriminate. The Warren court has been handing down anti-discrimination decisions, one after the other, ever since the landmark school desegregation case of 1936. If the initiative measure does pass, and is stricken down by the U. S. Supreme Court, then the constitutionality of the Rumford Fair Housing Act will be argued again to the highest court. The most plausible ground for attack is that it is a poor rule that does not work both ways. The Rumford Act is slanted in favor of the prospective buyer and against the seller. That is, a buyer can look at 12 houses and then refuse to buy any one of them for any reason whatsoever, including the race of the owner. The seller, however cannot refuse the offer of a buyer for reason of race. Possibly the Supreme Court would find the one-way rule unreasonable. But the anti-discrimination bent of this court is so strong that we would expect the justices to rationalize away that inequity and rule that the Rumford Act is constitutional. In short, we look for the Supreme Court to have the final say — "Yes" on the Rumford Act and "No" on the nullification initiative. All right. Since the boys are always heckling the girls about all of the "junk" they carry in those satchel-size purses, it's fair enough to demand a pocket accounting of us. Your advice. Miss manners, is that we should carry "fewer things". But we ask you, 'which things?" We carry a minimum of nine pocket items daily and up to 12 when outfitted in full war regalia. That's probably par for the adult American male. This inventory includes— A comb and a pocket handkerchief, certainly indispensible items. We always carry a wallet for a man without money is as handicapped as a cowboy without a horse. Also — pennies for the parking meters, nickles for coffee, dimes for phone calls and odd bodkins, and usually a quarter. Never do we leave home without our Midget Diary (2 inches by 3 inches) because if you don't write down the advance dates in your life the instant you learn of them you will eventually be embarrassed by inexcusably forgetting an engagement. We also carry a Robinson Reminder (2 by 3) because it is impossible to retain your friends without some way of making a 3-word memorandum whenever necessary. People simply will not let you leave your pencil at home and it is futile to expect the contrary. Now, Miss Manners, we come to the keys. How is a man to get along without these? Cars demand them. You can't open a post office box without one. And how about your home, and if you have one, your office? Since the keys are chained together a man might just as well include a knife, about the size of an average key, for cutting items out of newspapers. That brings us to the breast pocket handkerchief. If you really want the American male to de-bulk his suit pockets, here is your chance. Miss Manners. A good linen pocket handkerchief is actually too large for the breast pocket — it makes a man bosomy — unless folded flat and hard. So, what you ladies ought to do is to take a few of those Jarge, choice handkerchiefs of your husbands and cut them down at least one third in size. ("But I can't sew a rolled edge," you say? Maybe not — but did you ever try?) Having disposed of the basics we now come to the items carried for social occasions. A cigarette lighter is awfully handy because so many gals smoke — and isn't it nice to have a man around when you want a light. Miss Manners? Then there is that 2-inch square, very tbin ash box which is invariably needed because female smokers get trapped in a standing crowd and can't move. The ash on the cigarette gets longer and longer until action Washington Window Campaign beginning to shape up already By Lyle C. Wilson Redlands Yesterdays TELEVISION FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 54, lowest 46. Mayor Harry G. Wilson announces that W. Eugene Malone, Lloyd Hulbert and Raymond F. Canterbury will serve on the new Board of Parking Place commissioners. Mr. Malone will be chairman. Bank of America buys $750,000 in Redlands school bonds to finance construction at Smiley and Kimberly elementary schools and at Yucaipa Jr.-Sr. high. Mrs. Bud DeYoung wins state championship in pancake-flipping contest conducted at Disneyland. She was sponsored by the Redlands Jaycees. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 72, lowest 45. March 1 set for organizational meeting of the new permanent Citizens Advisory committee for Public Schools. Mrs. Ann Peppers of Green- spot elected to board of directors of Del Mar Turf club. The Rev. John D. Foerster reelected president of the R e d- lands Council of Churches. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 60, lowest 29. A proposal by alumni for construction of a full-fledged football stadium on the campus endorsed by University of Redlands Trustees. James M. Lynn, pioneer Redlands builder who built the Burrage mansion on Crescent avenue, dies in EI Monte. Redlands High junior. Miss Polly Schriefer, selected as "Miss Liberty" for the annual Lincoln Shrine pilgraimage. SATURDAY EVENING 7—Winter Olympics 5:00— 2—Movie 9—Phoenix Open 5—Movie 11—Movie 7—Wide World of Sports 4:00— 2—One of a Kind 11—Cinnamon Cinder 4—World of Golf (C) 5:30—11—Top Star Bowling 5—Telethon 5:50— 9—News 9—Movie 6:00- 4-News and Sports (c) 13-Robin Hood 9—Abbott and Costello 33—Rocky & His Friends 6:30— 4—News Conference (C) 5—Jimmie Rodgers 7—Winter Olympics 9—Our Miss Brooks 11—Movie 33—Bourbon St. Beat 6:45— 2—News 7:00— 2—Sea Hunt 4—Survey '64 (C) 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—Ice Hockey 13—Country Music Time 8:30— 2—Defenders 4—.Joey Bishop (c) 5—Movie 7—Lawrence Welk 9—Movie 9:00— 4—Movie (C) 9:30— 2—Phil Silvers 7—Hollywood Palace 10:00— 2—Gunsmoke 5—Dan Smoot 11—News, Sports 13—Movie 10:15— 5—Manion Forum 10:30— 3—Arthritis Telethon 7—Movie 10:45—11—Naked City 10:50— 9—Movie 11:00— 2—News 5—Movie 11:15— 2—Movie 4—News (C) 11—Movie 11:30—13—News 11:45— 4—Movie 13—Movie becomes urgent. Then, it's eas- « ... , . . ,, ier to reach in your pocket for UT1C MinilT6 PUlpif SUNDAY DAYTIME From the frying pan ... Soviet officials in Moscow report that 40,000 to 50,000 refugees have fled into the Republic of Kazakhstan from Red China since 1962 to escape persecution. When people flock into the Soviet Union seeking political asylum, things must really be bad back home. The Newsreel Loud voice on the bus: "I remember why I started smoking cigarettes. It was because the doctor told my mother that thumbsucking was bad for me." Asked what his retirement plans are, the man at the next desk says, "Well, first of all, I plan to complain a lot" There seems to be some sort of tax advantage but would you be really happy living in an apartment officially described as a condominium? Lyndon Johnson thinks the lights in the executive mansion should be turned out early. But this makes it tough on the White House aides who are writing books. A study shows that the bullfrog will eat whatever is available. But it can be distinguished from the teen-age boy by the fact that its voice is deeper. There seems to be a general impression that smoking is bad for the lungs, and the air in our cities doesn't make breathing a very good idea either. that open-and-close ash box than to make a line plunge to capture an ash tray from a table. FinaDy. the very smallest size flash light, on a dark night, keeps a man from leading the lady he is escorting over the brink of an unseen gutter and to catastrophe. You asked for it. Miss Man- But in all, a king is an advantage to a land with cultivated fields.—Eccl. 5:9. A limitation on the production of the individual is pure waste.—Louis D. Brandies. ners. What do we leave out of our pockets to please you? 9:00— 2—Learning '64 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—Telethon 13—Panorama Latino 10:30— 4—Frontiers of Faith Press. "... Of count, the Viet Nam situation is complicated by the problem of trying to pronounce K-H-A-N-H!" 9—Ladies of the 13—Faith for Today 11:00— 4—Movie 7—Discovery '64 9—Movie 11—Wonderama 13—Church in the Home 11:30— 2—Sum 4: Substance 7—Press Conference 12:00— 2—Capitol Hill 5—Telethon 7—Challenge Golf (C) 13—Oral Roberts 12:25— 2—News 12:30— 2—Face the Nation 4—Journey of Lifetime 13—Social Security in Action 12:45—13—Film Feature 12:55— 9—News 1:00— 2—Viewpoint 4—Ethics (C) 7—Conversations 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Voice of Calvary 1:30— 2—Los Angeles Report 4—Confrontation (C) 7—Issues & Answers 13—Cat's Corral 2:00— 2—Insight 4—Tales of the West (c) 5—Telethon 7—Directions '64 2:25— 2—News 2:30— 2—Sports Spectacular 4—College Report (C) 7—Kings Highway 2:45— 7—Film Feature 2:55— 9—News 3:00— 4—Sunday 4:30—13—Movie SUNDAY EVENING 5:00— 2—Alumni Fun 4—Return to Oz (C) 7—Trailmaster 9—Movie 11—Movie 5:30— 2—Amateur Hour 6:00— 2—Twentieth Century 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— 2—Lassie 4—Bill Dana 5—Movie 13—Outlaws 7:30— 2—My Favorite Martian 4—Disney's World 7—Jaimie McPheeters 9—Movie 8:00— 2—Ed Sullivan 13—Mike Hammer 8:30— 4—Grindl 7—Arrest and Trial II—Bold Journey 13—Ski Show 9:00— 2— Judy Garland 4—Bonanza (c) 5—Mr. Lucky 11—Requiem for John Brown -13—Operation Success 3:30— 5—It is Written 9—Bus Stop 13—Dan Smoot 9:45—13—Capitol Reporter 10:00— 2—Candid Camera 4—NBC White Paper 5—Changing Times 7—Winter Olympics II—News 13—Bitter End 10:30— 2—What's My Line? 5—Business Opportunities 9—Movie 11—Opinion in the Capital 13—News 11:00— 2—News 4—News, Sports (C) 5—Open End 7—Movie (C) 11—Under Discussion 13— Movie 11:15— 2—Movie 11-30— 4—Movie By LYLE C. WILSON United Press International The mirrors of politics are beginning to reflect in some detail the pattern of the campaign the Republicans must mount against President Johnson if they are to have any substantial chance to lick him next November. The political mirrors also are beginning to reflect with some clarity the shape and hair-do of the candidate the Republicans need this year. The Republicans need a candidate experienced in foreign affairs. They need to mount against President Johnson a campaign based on the dangerous accumulation of crises in the relations of the United States with friend and foe alike; deterioration of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the permanence of communism in Cuba, the infiltration of communism in South America, Panama Viet Nam; oisunderstandings in SEATO. the Southeast Asia Treat}- Organization. There are others. You name the crisis. The Democrats have it. Not the least of these crises is the fading prestige and effectiveness of the United Nations. Favorable Comparison A pretty good argument can be made for the proposition that the Kennedy-Johnson foreign relations record so far makes the performance in that area by Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower look mighty good. Another factor in the presidential political situation is that Lyndon B. Johnson is more happily identified with domestic than foreign statecraft. There will be domestic issues handy for Republican emphasis in this year's presidential campaign. Unemployment, for example. The domestic fields, however, offer no such political harvest as do foreign fields for the Republican party and its candidate. This idea that the Republican campaign should be based on U.S. foreign relations is stoutly challenged by several elements in the Republican party. One of those elements doesn't like Richard M. Nixon; can't forgive him for the conduct of his losing 1960 campaign. Another numerous Republican element panics, hollers "fire, fire" and leaps out the window at the mere suggestion that Boston's Henry Cabot Lodge might win the Republican presidential nomination. A third Republican element wants to challenge President Johnson's election on grounds that he is an unreformed New Dealer, a big- time spender at heart, a captive of the non-communist left wing. This third element wants to base the Republican campaign on domestic issues. That would suit Johnson fine. He is plagued by unemployment but a noble affluence warms the nation. Business profits are the highest ever and wages are high for those who are working. On the stock market, the Johnson boom continues. Even Congress seems to be doing Johnson's bidding after sitting out 1963 in protest against the policies of John F. Kennedy. There is time for the Johnson boom to deflate and bust before election day but there is no very solid reason to believe it will. There is even less cause to believe that the new president will have solved all or any of his problems in foreign relations before the November polls open. Under the circumstances existing, U. S. voters probably are ready to follow a leader who persuasively says: "I can clean up that mess in foreign relations." Voters are wishful thinkers, always ready to buy a good promise. ASSIGNMENT: West The New York Times was no test of Western culture By Neil Morgan ' THE ALMANAC Today is Saturday, Feb. 8, the 39th day of 1964 with 327 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The evening stars are Venus and Jupiter. On this day in history: In 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded after being charged with plotting the murder of Britain's Queen Elizabeth I. In 1940, every 10th person was shot in two villages near Warsaw, Poland, in reprisal for the deaths of two German soldiers. In 1949, an Air Force jet bomber flew across the United States in three hours, 46 minutes, the fastest transcontinental flight to that date. In 1963, Premier Abdul Karim Kassim of Iraq was slain in a pro-Nasserite coup. LOS ANGELES — Back cast of the Hudson, it is assumed that the little bubble of culture which we enjoyed here in the West for nearly 16 months has burst. There is no need to visit New York to reconstruct the conversations over coffee in the stone canyons of Madison avenue where editors meet to bolster the trends they have predicted: "I told you the West Coast wasn't ready for its own edition of The New York Times and by God, what did it do? It fell on its face, that's what it did. "It's exactly what I was telling you, Joe, and don't forget I was out there during the second war and I know: There's not enough people out West who care what's happening beyond their own redwood fence. Now you got your answer, and I'm sorry The Times had to lose its shirt to prove me right, but there's your answer. The Coast •sis maybe 20, 30 years behind New York." The Western edition of T h e Times lost its shirt for a lot of reasons, but not one of them is that Westerners aren't in t h e national swim. From the Wall Street Journal to Harper's magazine, a long string of publications edited and published in New York City sell more copies in California than in the state of New York. More Califomians than New Yorkers are paid members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra's radio sustaining group. Westerners buy more passports by 52 per cent than the national average. Twice as many Los Angeles people, per capita, as New York people, fly on transcontinental non-stop jets between the two cities. The burden of provinciality, as Dr. Lee DuBridge says, is moving eastward. Westerners were not content with a s I i m replica of a New York-edited Teletips A thought for the day—Greek story teller Aesop said: "It is easy to despise what you cannot get." NOW YOU KNOW By United Press International Glasses are worn by 53.5 per cent of all men, women and children in the United States TOP SHOW: — 9:30, Chan. 7. Hollywood Palace. Gig Young is tonight's host. Performers are the Mills Brothers, Dorothy Collins, Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie, Yma Sumac, Michael Bentine, Gene Sheldon, The Turtles and The Berosinis. 6:30 — Chan. 7. Winter Olympics. Highlights of the Men's figureskating championships. 8:30 — Chan. 7. Lawrence Welk and his Champagne Music-Makers. 10:00 — Chan. 2. Gunsmoke. Rowdy clan of hunters come to Dodge to get one of the boys medical attention and cause nothing but trouble for Marshal Dillon. over the age of 6, according to a study by the Uhlemann Optical Co. newspaper; the few Western news stories in the New York Times had the feel of stories which were wilted by a long round trip before publication: from West Coast to a Manhattan copy desk and back again. To the Westerner, The Times was not so much a national newspaper as a provincial one; it lacked the stir and bite of the West. Even its own editors knew it. Some fought for increased editorial staffing of the West, more Western news or features — in short, a more Western newspaper. In its announced plan to edit its Paris edition in Paris, instead of in New York, where the Western edition was edited. The Times concedes, too late, one of its miscalculations with its Western edition — which was terminated in January because of heavy losses. But in Manhattan, where in many circles it is still de rigueur to deplore California, the folding of The Times will be pounced on as evidence that Califomians are not yet grown up, that they have no national awareness, and that they are not really among the Americans who run things. The easterner assumes still that the westerner is a sybarite, excited only by the clear and present challenge of how to expend his unparalleled prosperity. Until recently, this was a partially defensible kind of generalization; it is no longer valid. The changing cultural patterns of the West, on the surface, seem easy to dismiss as insignificant; a closer look reveals a hungry, energetic drive to compensate for lost time. It is epitomized by the transplanted family of a scientist, a technician, or an educator, who are hardly unpacked before plunging into civic symphony, little theater, or art classes; whatever accustomed amenity is absent on the local Western scene, the new arrival sets out to establish. A casual, easy manner of living continues to be an inherent part of the Western culture. But those from other areas find it difficult to understand that this is not evidence of a shallow culture. The good life is a Western trademark, not a Western obsession. New Westerners believe they can both live better and do more. From their threshold of abundance and energy, Westerners are devoting time and patronage in support of cultural and scholarly activities at such a rate that they seem likely to accomplish within a century what it has taken most of the nation 200 or 300 years to build. And it is being done with or without The New York Tomes and despite the provincial easterner who has not yet discovered the West. v

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