Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on February 14, 1964 · Page 9
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Few failed to meet SACRAMENTO (PCNS) — A small percentage of vehicle owners in Redlands failed to meet 7 (his month's automobile regis-! tration deadline. But statewide nearly one million auto and;' truck owners face penalty fees.r With final mailings now being processed and a scattering of) *• reports still to come in from out-i'' lying regions a total of 8.15 million registrations have been recorded by the Department of Motor Vehicles for 1954 on or before the Feb. 4 deadline. The Redlands DMV office recorded 29,709 of the total registrations. "We had very few late registrations in Redlands," commented DMV office manager Ernest C. Wintergerst, "There was a good turn out the final two days which resulted in a small percentage of late renewals." More than 7.25 million persons obtained their registration from local DMV offices, banks or the local auto club. Another 900,000 mailed in their registration slip before the deadline. The San Bernardino County totals fell nearly 100,000 short! of the latest figures on car own-' ers. A total of 207.134 registra- 1 tions were recorded while the county has more than 311,000 cars and trucks. The Redlands office recorded 29,709; San Bernardino, 71.471: Victorville, 15,317; Twentyninc Palms, 7.193; Ontario, 41.559: Needles, 3.349; Fontana 24,818 and Barstow, 13.719. Penalties for failure to obtain proper registrations before the Feb. 4 deadline will increase again at the end of 30 days. Anyone who has not registered yet is warned that the longer you wait the more it can cost you in added charges. DMV officials have expressed concern over the large number of late registrants this year. They are studying the problem and hope to come up with a solution prior to 1965. In the State Legislature notice has been given to the record number of late registrants. Assemblyman John T. Knox (D Richmond) has introduced a bill which would allow auto registration to be spaced out over the entire year. At present all vehicles must be registered during January of each year. Redlands Daily Facts Friday, Feb. 14, 1964 - 9 KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS - The first Kennedy half dollars from the Philadelphia Mint are held by Robert Wallace and Eva Adams. He is Assistant Secretary of Treasury; she is Director of the Mint. Miss Adams signaled the Denver Mint by phone to start simultaneous run of the coins. (UP' Telephoro) ANNUAL MARCH - Assemblyman Stewart Hinckley, Redlands, Pansy E. Hawley ond Ralph H. Prince, March of Dimes officials prepare for flight to Needles, California to attend the Annual March of Mercy sponsored on behalf of the March of Dimes by the Needles Rotary Club. The March of Mercy receipts totaled SI,162. California's Halfway House barely escaped Kidnaper faces court m toes case LOS ANGELES (UPI) — A young unemployed mechanic who detectives said admitted Staging numerous robberies to support his family was to be arraigned today on charges of kidnaping the wife of actor Leon Ames in a $50,000 extor tion plot. The suspect, 21-year-old Lynn Pacific Coast News Service SACRAMENTO — California's progressive "Halfway House" rehabilitation program jfor criminal drug addicts barely escaped financial disaster this week in budget deliberations before a State Senate subcommittee. The Senate Finance Committee interim unit, studying ways to trim Gov. Brown's proposed S3.66 million budget for 196465, struck hard at the Dept. of Corrections narcotic addict parole program, wiping out plans for two new correctional houses and narrowly sparing the much-publicized experimental "Halfway House" in East Los Angeles. State Corrections Director Walter Dunbar has requested a total of $218,099 to provide for the operation of three community correctional centers in the Los Angeles area. Two new units would be established for non-criminal addicts, with the East Los Angeles facility continuing as a permanent rehabilitation center for paroled narcotic offenders. The ELA Oldest widow dies at 107 MCKINNEY, Tex. (UPI) — Wayne Benner. and his wife. I Mrs. Exetor Munger, the oldest Patricia, 25. were taken into| widow of a Texas Confederate custody only minutes after ai veteran ( \\ c< x Thursday at the gunman took $50,000 from Ames| agc ol - 107 per house costs about $56,000 year for staff and operation Dunbar explained that the ELA Halfway House was estab lished two years ago under a $110,000 grant from the Nation al Institute of Mental Health It's purpose was to provide a "laboratory" for the develop mcnt of an effective rehabilitation program for felony nar colic addicts released from prison. The federal grant lo finance the test program, however, Willi be ended this June. Unless thej State Legislature approves funds in next year's state fiscal budget, the entire program will be scrapped. Dunbar contends that the Halfway House has "shown hopeful signs" of success and should be continued for another year until more conclusive evidence can be offered. Legislative analysts, however, insist that Dunbar has not produced sufficient proof of savings or parole improvement to warrant continuation of the felon addict rehabilitation program. CHP nabs AWOL Marine BAKERSFIELD (UPI) — The California Highway Patrol arrested an absent without leave Marine recruit from Camp Pendleton Thursday who was on his way to Wisconsin with only eight cents in his pocket. The CHP said Christian Frank Anderson, 17, was hiding behind a tree on U.S. 99 near Wheeler Ridge when a patrol car drove past. The officer in the car decided to investigate and arrested the youth when he found his Marine identification card. A pickup truck stolen from I Parents for Prayer | LA MESA (UPI) — A group jthat calls itself "Parents for Prayer" began a recall movement Thursday against three school trustees who voted against allowing prayers in classrooms. San Fernando was found about three-quarters of a mile from | the youth and the CHP said Anderson had been driving it. The Marine left Camp Pendleton at the completion of basic |training about two weeks ago and stayed with relatives in San Fernando, according to officers. Yorty may lead own organization LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Mayor Samuel W. Yorty said Thursday Ihe was considering organization of a slate of delegates in opposition to that of Gov. Edmund G. Brown for the 1964 Democratic national convention. Yorty stressed that if he "were to organize a delegation" it would support the re-nomination and re-election of President Johnson. THUMBS UP — Harold C. Harris, 1964 County Heart Fund campaign special gifts chairman, gives the "thumbs up" victory sign as this year's drive gets under way toward its goal of $80,000 to fight heart disease, through research, education and community service. Learn the Secret of Being a Popular Partner At Arthur Murray's FOR COMPLIMENTARY LESSON CALL TU 5-7825 556 3rd Across From Sears at flic actor's San Fernando Valley home Wednesday and then kidnaped his wife, Christine. Police, aided by a helicopter hovering overhead, nabbed Benner at an intersection not far from the Ames' Studio City residence in a car driven by Mrs. Ames. Mrs. Benner, who denied any knowledge of the alleged plot, was in a parked car nearby — along with the couple's young daughter, one of three children. Ames had been left bound with tape in the home after he was forced to send the manager of his auto agency after the $50,000. The agency manager, Ralph Williams, and a houseguest were left locked in the trunk of another car in the Ames' garage. Williams told bank officials of the plot when he went after the money, and the bank in turn notified police. Investigating officers said the Benners came here 18 months ago from St. Paul. Minn. They said Benner admitted a series of finance company holdups to provide his family with a S500 a month income as well as the plot to extort money >pm Ames. She was the widow of Greenbury Munger, a cavalryman in the Civil War. They were married in 1871 at Big Creek, Miss., where Mrs. Munger was born on June 11, 1856. Date Festival opens in Indio INDIO (UPI) — The National Date Festival opened today in this desert community with a composite of Arabian Nights pageantry, horseshow competition and camel and ostrich races stealing the spotlight from traditional county fair events. Queen Schchrazade — Susan Fast of Indio — and her court broke through a paper heart in the St. Valentine's Day opening ceremonies. Might help tourists State to investigate its inspection stations Blizzard, a popular term probably derived from the German, blitz (lightning), is used especially in North America to describe a snowstorm accompanied by winds blowing loose snow through the air and along the ground. 0 fjicyclopoedta Britannica Pacific Coast News Service • SACRAMENTO (PCNS)—Are! our border inspectors spoiling | the image of friendliness and' hospitality the California tourist bureaus portray even before visitors reach our scenic shores? That's what attractive Assemblywoman Pauline L. Davis (D- Portola) would like to know. She asked the question of Dept. of Agriculture officials here yesterday during a hearing on the 1964-65 budget. Although the budget items under discussion had nothing to do with tourists per sc. the subject entered the picture during an exchange over the effectiveness of the state's "bug hunters." Mrs. Davis remarked that in her travels about the state she often passes the fruit and plant inspection stations. "I wonder if they are effective at all when they wave half of the cars through," she asked, "and if they aren't doing California more harm with their inspections than good?" Assemblyman John C. Williamson, a recent tourist in Florida, quickly jumped into the issue. "I was amazed to find the type of plant inspection stations they have operating in Florida," he said. The Democrat from Bakers- filed then went on to explain how lie was given a large glass of orange juice, and offered free advice on things lo sec and places to go, complete with maps, while his car was inspected by courteous Florida border watchers. "They have picnic tables, are informed on the best routes to take and the latest road conditions," he said. Williamson then pointed out that Florida does three times the tourist trade of California. Agriculture Department officials quickly come to the defense of (heir inspectors. They assured the legislators that the men are instructed to be prompt and courteous. But they arc not authorized to hand out free juice samples, maps or other tourist items. "If you want a tourist bureau at the border, it's all- right with us but the legislature will have to provide the funds and the authorization for such procedures," they said. Mrs. Davis said that she feels too many times only a few cars are stopped and given complete checks which would locate any potentially dangerous bugs or plant diseases. "Perhaps we should weigh the benefits against the results of such searches on tourists," she said After several more comments from other members of the committee into the possibility of combining inspections with better public relation programs, the Assembly Ways and Means sub-committee took ihe entire matter under submission. Chairman Carley V. Porter (D-Los Angeles) had the final word. "I guess I'll be driving out to take a long look at our inspection stations around the state border," he commented while adjourning the session Be Our Guest! For A Three-Day Vacation For Two At The San Francisco Bay Area's HOTEL CLAREMONT FREE To the First 25 Customers Purchasing A New '64 Buick of Their Choice! Enjoy . .. Free Deluxe Lodging at the Claremont Free Entertainment Free Breakfasts Free Gourmet Dining at Fisherman's Wharf and the Claremont Free Swimming, Sunbathing Free Golf, Tennis, Fishing Your free Vocof/on May Be l/serf Any Time Before May 15th! Hotel Claremont High Atop the Oakland-Berkeley Hills Come in and see just how easy it is for you to claim this FREE 3-DAY VACATION FOR TWO — and know the pride and pleasure of owning and driving a Buick! BERT S. HATFIELD BUICK East Redlands Blvd. Between 7th & 8th St. — Redlands Dial 793-3238

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