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Page 14 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 17, 1964 Northern water will reach us by 1972, without MWD For years we have been heading for the great day when there would be a final showdown on when the East Branch Aqueduct of the State Water Project would be built to serve our valley. Powerful Joe Jensen, the autocrat of the Metropolitan Water District, fought against a 1972 completion date every time he had a card to play. Representatives of our interest insisted on 1972 when ever they had a card to play. As Assemblyman from this district Jack Beaver fought many a rough battle in Sacramento for the "High Line". Assemblyman Stewart Hinckley, the incumbent, took up where he left off. Directors of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, including Horace P. Hinckley of Redlands, stood their ground. Now the issue has been settled. The high line will be built to the great terminal reservoir near March AFB by 1972. Why? Because, in the words of William E. Warne, State Director of Water Resources, "this decision will serve the best interests of the greatest number of people. We examined every aspect of the East Branch construction scheduling at length and with utmost care. "The weight of the factors we evaluated was preponderantly for completion of the East Branch Aqueduct by 1972. Keeping to the original schedule was the only reasonable course of action to take." That's what everybody out here thought, also. But in a contest with Joe Jensen of the MWD colussus, there is only one way to win. That is to have more power on your side than he has on his. In this case, it was the State of California." The decision finally had to be made in Sacramento because the MWD would not accept the viewpoint of the East Branch agencies. The law provided that if those contracting for the aqueduct water could not agree among themselves, then the state director would have to decide. Gov. Edmund Brown and Mr. Warne simply stuck to their earlier promises. Hugo Fischer, who hails from San Diego and is now Administrator of the Resources Agency, always was a champion of the East Branch. Thus, with the critical point in the timetable resolved, we can go ahead with our plans and water management in this valley. We can expect that water from the Sierra Nevada will be available here in a decade or less and that we will not be compelled to join MWD to get it U.S. filling up space Some people won't care; others will think it's a mighty fine thing. But it should interest all those who can remember back when there was such a thing as a space race. The U.S. orbited more than three times as many payloads in 1963 as the Soviet Union. North American Defense Command's Space Detection and Tracking System counted 38 U.S. launches and 60 payloads, of which 43 are still orbiting. The Russians managed 17 payloads, of which four are still in orbit The reason there are more payloads than launches is because much useless junk goes into orbit along with a satellite — burned out rockets, protective shrouds, assorted nuts and bolts. SPADATS is currently keeping tabs on 418 artificial satellites. Of these, 92 are actual payloads; the rest are debris. Some of the pieces being tracked are no larger than a pen- dL The Newsreel It figures that the Michigan barber would win the Olympic skating race. Who should be faster with the blades? The president says we have the equivalent of ten tons of TNT for every man, woman and child on earth. The man at the next desk says he appreciates it, but somebody else can have his. One thing that every occupation, trade or profession has in common is that it's practitioners are pretty sure they're underpaid. Politics being what they are, there probably would be a lot of criticism if President Johnson acted boldly in the Cuban Crisis by sending General Goldwater's squadron there. The administration wants us to send them our ideas. If you mail in five or six good ideas can they be credited against your income tax? It should come as no surprise that a new report says too much coffee can be as bad as too many cigarettes. All of us have grown up knowing that anything we like to do is probably a mistake. The United Nations is the only club where a member is likely to be posted for payment of dues. The new Federal Department of ideas, unlike the Department of Agriculture, won't have to worry about what to do with a surplus. The same diehards who say women have no sense of humor are the very ones who think Margaret Chase Smith is kidding about the Presidency. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By BILL MOORE MUNICH, Germany — Etta was her name. Etta was without a doubt one of the most beautiful girls in Munich — or anywhere else for that matter. Etta wore fishnet leotard stockings, a brief tulle ruffle skirt around her hips, a glittery jersey off-shoulder bodice, that set off a figure Miss Universe would have been happy to possess. Etta wore false eyelashes and her ash blonde hair was done in a casual manner just right for her strikingly beautiful face. Etta was as sparkling as the champagne she had been drinking and she bubbled happily in near perfect English. With Etta was Ingrid and another girl and two boys, all in costumes for the big Rose Monday Fasching ball at the Deutches theater. This famous ball brought out the best there is in Bavaria, everyone in costume and everyone bent on a last night of frivolity before the Lenten season. There were 3,000 merrymakers in this theater decorated as a glittering forest, a dance floor in the center. The chances were only one in 3,000 that Etta would find her seat to be at our table. Right next to guess who? But Etta had the right ticket! Etta arrived like a change in the season. Her charm as potent as her beauty and her laughing manner and sparkling eyes a joy to behold. Quickly we found that Etta also has a brilliant mind and her repartee was gay and razor sharp. For Etta, a spinster at 30, was studying for her Ph. D. in law already having completed courses at Heidelberg and Goettingen and a year in New London, Conn., and now a student at Munich. San Francisco she loves. "Ah, California, it is wonderbar!" There she had spent six weeks visiting her uncle who is a patent attorney and another uncle who teaches at Mills college. Why was Etta still a spinster? "Because the boys always want me to psychoanalyze them," she said. And no wonder. They probably are so bedazzled at Etta that retaining their sanity is just not easy. This was Etta's night to howl and we knew she would not sit long next to grandfather. Soon she wandered away in company of a tall Bavarian in a Bedouin costume. They disappeared in the crowded dance floor, but when the music stopped she left him and came back looking for her table. She had trouble finding it and when we finally hailed her she said "How embarassing not to be able to find your seat." We rose and pushed the chairs aside so she could reach the chair. "What do you think, I am so fat I cannot get through," she protested. But Etta was not fat She climbed onto a chair and gracefully eased down into her seat. Across the table was a German medical student and his girl friend and an older man who though the Fasching Ball at the Deutches theater was the "greatest in the world." But Etta it was who dominated the table with her animated conversation and laughing manner. "Now tell me about you." she said. "So you are a newspaper publisher and you form the public opinion?" "Yes." "What about President Johnson? Do you like him? . . . "Goldwater? Not Goldwater. He is isolationist. America cannot be isolationist. We need you and you need us." But Goldwater is not isolationist we tried to tell her. "Tonight is no time for politics," we said "let's talk about you." "Why, Etta, must you be a Nixon breaks open challenge with Johnson By WILLIAM S. WHITE BUSY t>\Ys OF GOV, SCRANTQN Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 62, lowest 52. Project Vanguard successfully launched into orbit with aid of Grand Central Rocket company's third stage motor. Weatherman predicts another general rainstorm tonight as afternoon shower adds .25. Carl Sandburg speaks to 1650 at UR chapel and brands radio, television and the movies as "thieves of time. . . that rob modern man of creative solitude." TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 63, lowest 36. Proposed closure of Stillman avenue just west of Division street to permit expansion of the Franklin school grounds approved by City Council. M. Glen Adams, assistant manager of Bank of America, elected president of Community Chest at annual meeting. City decides to continue negotiations with Harold Winn, one of the bidders for city property at the southwest corner of Orange and Colton, but rejects the two formal bids made. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 74, lowest 38. Guidance session at Redlands high school attracts 650 students under Rotary club sponsorship. Lewis McKee elected president of the Mentone Chamber of Commerce. Three new wells in Yucaipa expected to reach down 1,000 feet in effort to tap deep water lawyer?" we asked. Certainly it would be unfair to have this charmer arguing a law case. Mere man would be severely handicapped in such a contest. But we could not dissuade her. "Get married and leave the law to the men," we said. "Ah, yes, you find me a man," she said. "You come to America. There will be no problem," we replied. Then we left Etta and went to the dance floor to dance a waltz, then a polka to the excellent music of Max Gregor and his big band. When we came back to the table, Etta was gone. But not forgotten. TELEVISION BERRY'S WORLD MONDAY 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 3—Movie 11—M Squad 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4, 5, 11—News 13—Woody Woodpecker 7:00— 4—Golden Voyage (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Dickens . . . Fenster 9—People Are Funny 11—87th Precinct 13—Wild Cargo—Travel 7:30— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Movie 5—Addograms 7—Outer Limits 9—Dobie Gillis 13—Holiday (C) 8:00— 2—I've Got a Secret 5—Lawman 3—Movie 11—Thriller 13—StoneyBurke 8:30— 2—Lucy—Comedy 5—Special of the Week 7—Wagon Train (C) 9:00— 2—Danny Thomas 11—Target: Corruptors 13—Adventure Theater 9:30— 2—Andy Griffith 4—Hollywood & the Stars 13—Broadway Goes Latin 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—East Side/West Side 4-Sing Along (C) 5—Detectives 7—Breaking Point 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 (C) 11:30— 2—Movie 5—Steve Allen 7—Laramie (C) TUESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4-Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan 9—King and Odie 11—Jack LaLanne 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4-Word for Word (c) 7—Pamela Mason 11—Movie 9:45—13—Essence of Judaism 10:00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 9—Movie 10:15—13—Guideposts 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Missing Links (C) 5—Mr. Lucky 7-Girl Talk 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (C) 5—Cross Current 7—Price Is Right 11—Jean Majors 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 13—Ann Sothern 11:45— 2—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Burns and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal 5—Thin Man 7—Seven Keys 9—Beginnings 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Movie 12:25—4—News 12:30— 2—As the World Turns 4—Doctors 5—TV Bingo 7—Father Knows Best 9—Mr. District Attorney 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Ernie Ford 9—Cartoonsville 11—Movie 1:30— 2—House Party 4—You Don't Say! (C) 7—Mike Douglas 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 7—Day in Court 13—Ann Sothern 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13—FelLx the Cat 3:30— 2—My Little Margie 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day 11—L.A. City School Report 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 & His Friends LIGHTER SIDE Casting required By DICK WEST WASHINGTON — The f i r s t fundamentally important shift in strategy among any of the Republican Presidential aspirants within weeks has come from the man who is now close to being the real front-runner among them, Richard M. Nixon. All the candidates for the G.O.P. nomination are, predictably, uniting in attacks upon President Johnson on foreign policy questions. But Nixon is going beyond these standard operating procedures on a standard issue to try to breach the political center which has long been Mr. Johnson's principal domestic strength. Something new has been added to the G.O.P. campaign; and only Nixon has it. With a speech in Cincinnati, the great significance of which has been widely overlooked, he has begun an effort to associate President Johnson with civil rights "extremism." He is thus opening a challenge to the President in the South, the Border States, the Middle West and the Mountain West and the suburbs everywhere. Nixon's attack upon those he called extremist Negro leaders using "irresponsible tactics" was delivered in a typical Midwestern city just 24 hours after a one-day boycott of the schools by Negro civil rights groups. Both his timing and his choice of locale are points of the highest importance. "The hate engendered by demonstrators and boycotts," he asserted, "has set Americans against Americans and has created an atmosphere of hate and distrust which, if it continues to grow, will make a new (civil rights) law a new law in name only. "We (Republicans) oppose segregation in our schools either by law or in fact. We (also) believe it is detrimental to both Negro and white children to uproot them from their communities and to haul them from one school to another in order to force integration in an artificial and unworkable manner." AH this is very strong stuff for any Presidential candidate to utter today. For one or another of the practices of which Nixon so complains has in simple fact been supported or even demanded by practically every Negro civil rights leader in the field. "How long are we go'm' to let Castro taunt us, sir? He's been in that shower for two hours!" WASHINGTON (UPI)—It says here in this press release that a movie producer is planning to make a film called "The Loves of the Greek Gods." "It will be a S20 million, four- hour, cinemascope, color production that will live on and on," it says. It says the film "will be dedicated to the ancient Greek spirit which gave us our Western Civilization" and will "teach the world the glory that was Greece." It says in one place that the picture "will be one of the 10 outstanding films in motion picture history." In another place it says the film will be the "No. 1 motion picture hit of the century." It says "the sceneries and the constructions will be of such fabulous magnitude as have not been shown in another film or thought of so far." It says the outdoor scenes "will be shot right on the top of the great Olympus" and that a fleet of helicopters will be used to transport the stars and equipment to the pinnacle. "It will be the most dramatic thing ever done, the best and the greatest," with "at least 1,000 young and beautiful girls" and "thousands and thousands of extras," it says. It also says that the producer, Diko Dimitroff, is currently about $12 million short of the required amount of cash. Apparently, Dimitroff needs to get on speaking terms with Plu- tus, the god of wealth. But even if he doesn't raise the money, all need not be lost. If necessary, Dimitroff can make a movie out of the press release. No Financial Help Unfortunately, I am not in a position to assist in the financing, all of my assets being tied up in a project to open a chain of cafeterias on the planet Mars. I do feel, however, that such a modest enterprise deserves a helping hand, so I am offering Dimitroff the benefit of my thinking on the cast. It says that he wants to line up Victor Mature for the role of Zeus; Kirk Douglas as Adonis; Tony Curtis as Apollo and Peter Ustinov as Dionysus. Not A fair analysis seems, therefore, to be that Nixon has abandoned hope for any general Republican success against President Johnson in the biggest of the Northern and Eastern urban and minority-group strongholds in favor of a new appeal to rural and small-town and suburban America in all regions. It is a policy of desperate risk. For if carried to its ultimate logic it would all but concede the loss of such giant urban-dominated states as New York and California — where, parenthetically, professional surveys made in behalf of the White House are showing Mr. Johnson, correctly or not, to have an overwhelming lead over all current Republican Presidential possibilities. It is, moreover, a policy wholly in line in spirit with the ap- roach long since attributed to another leading G.O.P. contender. Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona. Mr. Nixon's motives for this sharp turn to the right on the civil rights issue are, of course, positively known only to Mr. Nixon. Some conclusions, however, strongly suggest themselves. Those who observed Nixon at close hand as a Presidential candidate in 1960 were well aware that he fought that contest in the private belief that he was and always would be essentially unacceptable to most minority-group voters. It appears he is still of that opinion. It also appears that he is far more inclined than in I960 to go all-out for Southern support — not as a man opposed to civil rights but as one holding less unwelcome views to the South than Mr. Johnson — while trying at the same time to benefit from hostile white Northern reactions, particularly in the sprawling suburbs, to current Negro demands. Two things, at any rate, are clear beyond question; Nixon'* civil rights stance is putting him into almost 180-degree opposition to the rival for the nomination he really most fears. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York. And it is at the same time placing him far closer to the Goldwater wing of the party than he had been before. (Copyright, 1964, by U n i t e d Featuu Syndicate, Inc.) THE WELL CHILD Correction needed for excessive eye blinking By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Anything which seems to threaten the eyesight of a child is an understandable cause of worry to parents. Even excessive blinking of the eyes can be a source of concern. Anyone will blink his eyes when suddenly exposed to a bright light. But if your child blinks frequently even when there is no change in light, you must seek another cause. Blinking is frequently seen in children who swim in a heavily chlorinated swimming pool. If a child has been prespiring freely and the sweat has run down into his eyes or if he rubs his eyes and gets salt from bis fingers into the corners, he will blink. Other common causes include low grade infection (conjunctivitis or pink eye) and allergy. In some children it is just a nervous habit and this is probably the commonest cause of all. So if your child blinks, make sure that no general or local disease is causing it. If it is a nervous habit, it is best to ignore it. Unless the child complains of discomfort in his eyes, do not use any eyewash. This only tends to pro- Teletips TOP SHOW — 8:30, Chan. 2. The Lucy Show. Lucy opens a restaurant but can't attract any customers. 7:00 — Chan. 4. Jack Douglas' "Golden Voyage" presents "A Touch of the Tropics". 8:30 — Chan. 5. Special of the Week. "Best of Steve Allen". Selected segments from Steve's shows. 9:00 — Chan. 4. Hollywood and the Stars. "The Angry Screen". Documents the use of movies as a propaganda medium. bad, but there is room for improvement. Dionysus is the god of wine, a part that obviously belongs to Dean Martin. The producer apparently has in mind Bob Hope for the part of Pluto, god of the lower world. At least it says that Hope "will be in charge of the dead." But that may be a reference to Hope's jokes. The press release doesn't mention Hymen, god of marriage, but I see Eddie Fisher in that role. With Richard Burton as his understudy. long a habit which he may outgrow if you don't make an issue of it. Q—My 7-month-old boy has been spitting up after his feedings since birth. He does it all through the day but he is gaining weight and is otherwise healthy. What should I do? A—Most babies bring up mouthfuls of food in the early months of life. This may be a part of the burping that he should do after you have fed him. Or it may be that you are feeding him too much. The fact that he is gaining and is apparently well is an indication that the spitting up is nothing serious. Q—My 12-year-old son weighs 150 pounds. He is too heavy to be comfortable or active. His hips are covered with threadlike blood vessels. What causes them and what can we do about them? A—Your son's condition is more likely due to heredity than to his overweight. It is not serious and no treatment is required but an all-out effort should be made to bring his weight down. Q—I have three children aged 6 months, 3 years and 5 years. In the last three weeks the middle child has been stammering badly. What causes his problem? A—You can get the best guidance by writing to Dr. Wendell Johnson, world famous speech expert, at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He has some helpful leaflets on this subject. One Minute Pulpit For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised, and he is to be held in awe above all gods.—I Chron. 16:25. They that deny a God, de- story man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts by his body; and if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, be is a base and ignoble creature.—Sir Francis Bacon. LEAVE THE POETS LONDON (UPI) — Commenting on the uproar over British scientists leaving the country for the United States, Harry Cohen wrote to the Daily Telegraph today: "As long as America leaves us our poets, we are not so badly off."