Pag» 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 14, 1964 Health should come first in Sheppard's decision How much longer should the aged and ailing Harry R. Sheppard represent San Bernardino County in the House of Representatives? The Yucaipa Democrat gave his own opinion yesterday of what factor should control this decision. No one, he said, should continue to hold office if he is physically and mentally unable to carry out his work. If he finds that his health has deteriorated too much, he is not going to file next month as a candidate for reelection. Suffering from emphysema, a chest condition, he has been subject to recurrent attacks of flu and has been having medical checkups three times a year. After his next one he will make his decision — not later than March 10. This came out yesterday when reporters interviewed him concerning the Washington Star report on his eccentric manner of having hoarded some §275,000 in a bank box, according to his explanation of the matter. Mr. Sheppard will certainly be placed under pressure from San Bernardino to seek re-election no matter what the condition of his health may be. This is inevitable because his backers regard his long seniority in Congress as being convertible into protection of Norton AFB from political raids by other Congressmen and from Pentagon-ordered cut backs. They see the military-aerospace economy of the valley as standing on a foundation of Sheppard seniority. From this view, Ihey are almost compelled to argue that the Congressman owes it to his constituency to stay in Washington — that it doesn't matter if he is physically unable to do the work. But Mr. Sheppard is right. He saw what happened in the adjoining Congressional District of Riverside and Imperial Counties where the unfortunate Congressman Saund became ill, and was retired by the voters. He also has before him the current case of Senator Clair Engle whose illness is creating a bitter controversy within his own Democratic Party. Above those political considerations, however, is Mr. Sheppard's right as a human being to retire, if he chooses, to take his ease after 27 years in Washington. Health comes first with everyone; without it life is in but half measure. Should Mr. Sheppard decide to make this his last term, he ought to make his announcement at the earliest possible date. The deadline by which potential candidates must decide if they will make the race is not far off. Historic Flag Two hundred years ago, on Feb. 14, 1764, a group of French merchants from New Orleans established a trading post far. up the Mississippi River at a place they named in honor of King Louis XV, whose patron saint was St. Louis. Under French, then Spanish and finally American flags, the village on the very outposts of the unknown grew into one of the great cities of the world. Today it is still a center of trade and commerce but is equally famed as a metropolis of industry and culture. Appropriately, St. Louis unveils a new city flag for the observance of the bicentennial. Blue and white wavy lines represent the Missouri and Mississippi Ri%'ers. At the confluence of the rivers, a gold bezant, or disk, stands for the city. In the center of the bezant is a blue fleur-de-lis to signify the city's French roots. For sober reflection Maybe you've been so preoccupied with the grim news from trouble spots around the world that you've overlooked such fascinating items as: — New York City has passed a law making it illegal to smoke in a hotel bed. (It's still legal to burn yourself up in your own bed at home.) — At least one major airline is now permitting passengers, including the ladies, to smoke pipes and cigars in the planes. (And cigarettes too, of course.) An educator says the naughty child is the creative child. (Makes being good sound pretty stupid, doesn't it?) A survey shows that at least 5,000,000 Americans are playing guitars — and that most of them are amateurs. (That may be why it sounds like 10,000,000.) — Americans spent more than $550 million for dog and cat food in 1963 —two and a half times as much as was spent for baby food. (Any comment?) Just wanted you to know. Now you can go back to worrying about things in Panama, the Congo, etc., etc., etc. The Newsreel We kind of hate to have our rockets crash into the moon's sea of tranquility. It sounds like too nice a neighborhood to mess up. We sympathize with the emerging nations but we would find it easier to like them if they didn't always emerge with a chip on their shoulder. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By BILL MOORE MUNICH, Germany — Fasching, the annual 40 day Pre-Lenten carnival, is at its climax. Munich is in holiday mood. There is fun for everyone from one to 91. It is said of this age old custom that during Fasching a Bavarian can be what he has always wanted to be. From what we have seen in the past week a large portion of t h c male citizenry would like to be cowboys, wear two guns, a cowboy hat and possibly carry a rifle to be on the ready in case the Injuns attack the fort. A good number of the females gi along with this and appear in girl Indian outfits with Pocahontas wigs, a single feather and an Indian dress. But it makes no difference what kind of costume one wears, just so long as it is a costume. We brought along Hawaiian outfits, sarong, shirt. leis — the only ones to appear in Munich this year — and not because we have always wanted to be Hawaiian, but because they were light enough to not crowd the luggage. Today was the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday and t h e day for the big Fasching parade which brought a tremendous crowd into this big city. Fortunately it was a warm day for February — temperature varying from 30 to 35 with alternating spats of rain and snow. We bundled up in ski outfits with parka hood for head cover and prepared to shiver in the grandstand in front of (lie fialfo- aus (City Hall) where the vantage point for witnessing the parade was perfect. It was cold, but no worse than a December Terrier football game. When the parade got under way, we rubbed our eyes. Were we really in Munich or was this Redlands celebrating the Diamond Jubilee? When we saw a riding group parade by with western saddles, western outfits, big hats and carrying Old Glory and the Confederate flag, we could hardly believe we were in Germany. We should have known from hearing a U.S. Army band playing in the square before t h e parade that this was an international affair. But purely local is the custom of a crowd joining hands and swaying back and iorth to the music, one row in one direction and t h c next in the other. It was obvious that bygones arc bygones because the mock lank that led the 1964 Fasching Blitzkrieg shot only confetti, but that in sufficient quantity to cause consternation in the audience. For more than an hour this crazy parade and its weird costumes went by. Huge papier- mache heads portrayed Erhardt, Adenauer and other public figures. Grotesque horned masks gave one marching group the appearance of having come from the cast of a Wagnerian opera. And one band of wolves with jaws a foot wide invaded tl."j grandstand and snapped the hats off some of the women spectators, to the delight of the crowd. Home - made floats joshed shortcomings of city government, one protesting that the gas works is not big enough. There were dozens of kid bands all of which were playing. Many horses, hundreds of clowns, a few high class floats one of which was for the inevitable queen, although in Munich she only rates as a Princess, b u t she has a big entourage and a Prince. A safe estimate would be that one-fourth of the parade had some semblance of the Wild West including a float entered by the 50 Year Old Cowboy club, of Munich, which is about as incongruous as life can get in the Old World. The King who invented the change of pace is the same one who invented Fasching. He arranged it so that kids start wearing Fasching costumes, gaudy makeup, masks and carnival hats at the age of three. By the time they have reached jitterbug age, they go dancing as many nights as possible and wear costumes as often as possible. When they are about to graduate from teen age. they are ready for the circuit of the downtown niterics. And from their twenties until many years later when they should know better, they are conditioned for 40 days and nights of living it up the way they have always wanted to. The kid at the parade drawing a bead on his toy rifle at a cop, is filled with glee as is the worldly tycoon oggling a well proportioned babe togged in filmy tights at the Saturday night madcap ball in the Bay- erischer Hof. The fun of Fasching has no limits and the endurance of the celebrants is unbelievable. At the big Saturday night dance the orchestra was still beating out the jazz at 4 a.m. although they had lost us Jong since. There were crowds of the faithful in church next morning and, of course, mobs at the parade. Stop for a breather on Sunday night? Of course not — just a bit more sedate — Gay Nineties night at the Bay- Say . . . fhat's the way I do my banking, too Shabby diplomatic initiative By WILLIAM S. WHITE Teletips TOP SHOW: — 7:30. than. 7. Debut of "Destry," a western scries with light-hearted outlook on life. Stars John Gavin with Tammy Grimes. Broderick Crawford, Neville Brand and Claude Akins in cast. 8:30 — Chan. 4. Bob Hope Show. Bob's fourth comedy-variety show of the season features Janet Leigh, Anne Bancroft, Julie London and Sergio Franchi. 8:30 — Chan. 5. Burke's Law. Jim Backus. Joanie Sommers. Fernando Lamas and Diana Lynn in guest cast of "Who Killed Carrie Cornell?" Patrons of a coffee house arc suspects in murder of a singer. 10:00 — Chan. 2. Alfred Hitchcock presents "The Jar". A Bay Bradbury story about a man who returns home from a carnival with a mysterious jar containing something unidentifiable. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 66, lowest 35. School Trustees adopt economy measures designed to save the district $150,000 over the next 18 months. Cuts include elimination of elementary bus transportation, dual prin- cipalships at six elementary schools, termination of elementary music instruction and elimination of summer school, among many others. Economy moves results from failure of election to increase school tax limitations. Peter Arth of Cope Junior high wins annual Lincoln Essay contest with Robby Scdgewick second and Susan Zahn third. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 55, lowest 44. G. R. Rees, a former mayor takes out a nomination petition for City Council but refuses to reveal who it is for. Ray Costello, former Red- lander and now Air Force pilot escapes injury when his plane crashes in flames in Washington. Two-inch weekend storm ups season rainfall to 8.38 inches, still two inches shy of last year. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 54, lowest 26. Judges to select 10 finalists from among the 38 entries in the Jaycee Orange Show queen contest. Larry Heim. Dick Rees, Chuck Frye and Phil Scierson to compete in CIF swimming relays. Engagement of long-time Rcdlanders Joanne Stonebrook and John Runkcl disclosed. crischer Hof — a repeat of the Redlands Diamond Jubilee ball except that beards are not in style this year in Munich. The formal lobby of the Bay- erischer Hof which is Munich's big hotel, was a show in itself tonight. The doorman was assisting a couple take the skis off their car, inside a gent from the Near East wearing a genuine fez sat in one corner, a dozen exhuberant Italian youths chatted animatedly as they watched the passing show, a well dressed French damsel crossed the lobby, but it was the tall Teuton glamazon in the low cut Gay Nineties evening costume that set the place abuzz. The Frenchman who coined the phrase cherchez la femme, undoubtedly had just returned from Germany. TELEVISION FRIDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlybirds 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 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 II—Movie 13—Ripcord 7:30— 2—Great Adventure 4— International Show 5—Addograms 7—Destry 9—Dobie Gillis 13—Human Jungle 8:00— 5—Lawman 9—Movie 3:30— 2—Route 66 4—Bob Hope (C) 5—Roaring 20's 7—Burke's Law 13—Mystery Hour 9:00—11—Checkmate 9:30— 2—Twilight Zone 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—Children's Theater 5—Californians 7—Casper 13—Variedades 11:30— 2—Roy Rogers 5—Movie 7—Beany and Cecil 9—Abbott and Costello 12:00— 2—Sky King 4—Exploring (C) 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie II—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 13—Bowling 1:30— 2—Tell it Again 4—Teacher '64 7—Tombstone Territory 13—Movie 1:55— 9—News 4—That Was the Week 2:00— 2—As Others See Us That Was—Satire 5—Movie 7—Price Is Right 13—Rebel 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Alfred Hitchcock 4—Jack Paar (c) 7—Boxing 9—Movie 11, 13—News 10:30—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-FirebalI XL-5 4—Holiday Playhouse 7—Telesports Digest 9—Movie 11—Film Feature 2:30— 2—Repertoire Workshop 4—Profile 5—Movie 7—Challenge Golf (C) 3:00— 2—CBS Golf Classic 4—International Zone 11—Tuscon Open 13—Movie 3:30— 4—World of Ornamentals 7—Pro Bowlers Tour 9—Westminster Dog Show 4:00— 2—Horse Race 4—Agriculture USA 5—TV Bowling Tournament D—Championship Bowling 4:30— 2—Scholarquiz 4—NBC Sports Special 9—Movie 13—Movie LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Such interesting people WASHINGTON (UPD—There is on Capitol Hill a loosely formed organization called "The Lunch Bunch." Its members, who serve as aides to members of Congress, get together periodically at the noon hour to talk shop, exchange pleasantries and hear lectures by assorted oracles. I recently served as guest orator at one of these functions and my remarks were received with such overwhelming apathy I decided to pass them along to you. The transcript, after a bit of judicious editing, reads more or less as follows: "There is an old saying to the effect that 'Newspapermen meet such interesting people. Which ain't necessarily so. It is possible to spend years in the practice of journalism without meeting anyone more interesting than the people in this room. "But if we newsmen don't always get to meet interesting people, it can at least be said that we get called a lot of interesting names. "All of you work in the offices of members of Congress and presumably your bosses frequently call upon you for advice. It is quite possible that at some point your boss will seek your advice on how to castigate a newspaperman. "Should that happen, you would not want to be caught with your epithets down. Perhaps I can help you prepare for such a contingency. "I hold in my hand a list of 67 handy invectives sent to me by a man in Palatka, Fla. He compiled the glossary after reading a complaint I once made that name-calling in America was losing its sparkle. I have picked out a few of the philippics that might be useful to you. Take notes if you wish. "Acne breeder, epitome of asininity, genetic miscalculation, illustrious nonentity, knight of the typewriter, paragon of ineptitude, precipitator of regurgitations, purveyor of prevarications, instigator of sedition, sayer of un-sooths, zenith of crassness. "I might add that one of the most interesting name-callers I know of is Rep. Frank Chelf, a Kentucky Democrat whose invective approaches the level of pure poetry. Chelf took the floor recently to castigate a reporter who had written something he deemed offensive. In doing so, he used a technique that was new to me. "He told his colleagues that he could call the reporter 'a consummate liar, a revolving liar, a chronic liar, a cheap liar, or a lantern-carrying liar.' But, he added, M shall not call WASHINGTON — How grand now is the "grandeur" of France under Charles de Gaulle! His recognition of Communist China, against the appeals of the United States and against the interests of free world resistance to Communist aggression in Southeast Asia, has gained for him the shabbiest "diplomatic initiative" of the past 10 years. At the outset he proposed to recognize the Chinese Communists on the assumption that he cotdd at the same time maintain his relationship with ant i-Communist Nationalist China on Formosa. Indeed, he publicly stated that he was making his deal with Communist China "without conditions" — meaning that the Communists had conceded his right to go on recognizing the Nationalists as well. The Communists retorted at once that they were not having any of this bit of Gallic absurdity and attempted double- dealing. It would be French recognition of Communist China, they said, and of Communist China alone. And now that is precisely what it is: French recognition of Communist China alone. The French have broken with the Nationalists — though characteristically pretending that it was the Nationalists who broke with them. What actually happened, according to American intelligence, was that De Gaulle sent a French diplomat, Pierre Salade, to the Chinese Nationalists with the blunt statement that their mission was no longer welcome in Paris and must be withdrawn. The Nationalists, too trusting of French "grandeur," neglected to ask Slade to put it immediately into writing, and so allowed the French to get the jump in the world press with the sleazy version that it was the Nationalists who had forced the break. This was exactly what the Nationalists, under American advice, had been refusing to do. They knew the French wanted an excuse, and they were not willing to give them one and did not do so until the end. American diplomacy from this moment forward will be devoted to trying to correct the record. And this process of correction is highly important. For what has really occurred is that De Gaulle has caved in ignominiously under Chinese Communist pressure, despite all his high-toned talk of France's "leadership" in Asia. Our people mean to point this out to all the small and relatively small nations which are still on the fence on the question of recognizing Communist China. Especially they will stress to the Belgians and others that any hope of extending recognition to the Communists on the theory that recognition will not have to be withdrawn from the Nationalists is now quite demonstrably onh so much eyewash. If Charles de Gaulle, with all his pretensions to power and determination, could not resist Chinese Communist orders, how can other small nations do so? This is the question the State Department is insistently asking in all the appropriate foreign quarters. Thus De Gaulle's great "victory" in throwing off the now- unwanted Nationalists — and this is the way it is described in French propaganda — is in actuality a humiliating surrender to the Communists. They have only had to wag a finger and the so-called new and virile "world leadership" for Paris has bowed in submission. Beyond doubt, De Gaulle has either deceived the world in his original assertions or ha has found himself powerless in his very first argument with his new Communist associates to carry out his own publicly proclaimed intentions. It is hardly possible any more to avoid the conclusion that General de Gaulle's policy in Asia is a policy of cynical and irresponsibile personal headline- making. He talks of the "neutralization" of Southeast Asia, where 10 unbroken years of experience has shown that all "neutralizations" to date have only meant Communist takeovers. He talks of "pacifying" Asia. And he ends with craven surrender to the one consistently aggressive power out there. Communist China. This is the plain record of that hopeful "new initiative from Paris." (Copyright. 1964. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Worry, anger aggravate stomach ulcers, upsets By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—What is the difference between a stomach ulcer and a nervous stomach? My doctor thinks I have an ulcer but he is treating me for both conditions. A—A stomach ulcer is an organic disease but it is aggravated by worry, anger or anxiety. That is why your doctor is attacking your problem on two fronts. The typical ulcer pain is localized with a finger tip just above the navel and comes on an hour or two after eating. The person who has a nervous stomach has a vague pain throughout the abdomen that may be present immediately after eating. It is likely to occur when the victim is nervously upset without any relation to the time of eating. A doctor does not usually like to make a definite diagnosis of ulcer without X-ray proof, because there is a great deal of variation in the way these conditions affect different individuals. Q—What causes intercostal THE ALMANAC Today is Friday. Feb. 14, the 45th day of 19C4 with 321 to follow. This is St. Valentine's Day. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The vening stars are Venus and Jupiter. On this day in history: In 1886, the West Coast citrus industry was born as the first trainload of oranges left Los Angeles for Eastern markets. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law an act creating the Department of Commerce and Labor. In 1933, S50 million was rushed to Detroit to bolster banking assets as Michigan's governor declared an eight-day bank holiday. In 1945, thousands of Allied planes staged a devastating air raid on Dresden, Germany. A thought for the day—Theodore Roosevelt once said: "The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight." him any of these names.' "That's the trouble with ChclL He's aa 'Indian giver.' " neuralgia and what can be done to get rid of it? A—The most common cause of severe neuralgic pains between the ribs is shingles. The pains may persist long after the acute infection has subsided. Pills arc of little use in treating this conuition. If the pain is severe you should consider having the affected nerve injected with alcohol or, for more permanent relief, having the nerve cut. Q—I am 42 years old and have had nystagmus all my life. What causes it and is there any cure? A—Nystagmus is a rapid involuntary oscillation of the eyes. When it occurs in infancy it may be due to a retinal defect, an eye infection, congenital cataract or albinism. It may develop in later life in miners and in persons with multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, or peripheral neuritis. Temporary nystagmus is present in the type of dizziness induced by whirling around rapidly in one direction. Manganese poisoning and lead poisoning may also cause it. For most of these causes there is no cure. Q—I am a model. About a year ago I began getting welts or hives on my body where my girdle or my hose pressed on my skin. My doctor said I was allergic to the soap I was using. I changed soap and it gradually cleared up but now it has come back and my doctor doesn't know what is causing it. What should I do? A—You do not say whether your doctor did a patch test when this trouble started to prove that your soap was the cause. If he doesn't know the cause of your present hives (us ually some form of allerg--- you should consult a skin sr' ialist or an allergist. One Minute Pulp! But thanks to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ. — I Cor: 15:57. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would die for Him. — Napoleon Bonaparte.
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