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iBailii liclUajifc, Paae 12 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 18, 1964 Facts Barnefts data indicates Redlands is overbuilding For nearly a year we have been making periodic comments, with an underlying uneasiness, about the raging boom in the construction of houses and apartments. There had been no systematic data collected and made public to correlate the number of housing units being created, with the numbers of people required to fill them. Last week Ed Barnett revealed to members of the Redlands Realty Board the highlights of a detailed investigation made by the Citation Company. "Our guess is that at the end of the year of ]964 Ihere will be approximately 500 unsold development homes on the market," he said. "There will be a number of sick subdivisions and 1965 will see a considerable amount of distress merchandise on the market. "We hestitate to make a numerical projection on multi-family vacancies. My personal opinion is that the vacancy factor will be staggering." In a free enterprise society it is considered bad form to express pessimism about sales prospects in any line of business. Anyone who voices less than rosy optimism can count on censure, as sure as tomorrow's sunrise. The only defense is a body of fact to support one's opinion, and Mr. Barnett was so armed. Just to dispose of single-family residences which are proposed for immediate construction, are under construction or were recently completed Redlands needs: SO buyers with an income of SS.000 to $11,000 per year to support the purchase. S30 buyers with an income of 511,000 plus per year. Offering a certain amount of competition with single family houses built for sale are units in courts and apartments, Mr. Barnett observed. In this class 500 are now under construction or recently completed; 310 more are presently proposed. (Total S10) At present TO ;:re rented. How could he expect anything but a "staggering vacancy rate" by years end? To fill up all of the houses and apartments in sight Redlands would have to increase in population by 15 per cent or 5,200 people in 1964, he concludes. There is no reason to expect any such growth rate on the basis of Redlands history or of visible sources of employment. Why does the boom continue? Mr. Barnett concurrs in several opinions published in the Facts news analysis story of January 1, 1964 — that the boom is fueled by easy money for developers. In the apartment field, the tax structure is also attractive. If this is so, the boom will not be quickly braked by a lack of house buyers and apartment tenants. It is the eager lenders who will have to get burned before the slow down comes. Money in the bank The 1963 Grand Jury looked into the financial affairs of the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and found that Muni has a champagne appetite for taxes and loves money in the bank. "In light of the large amount collected in taxes in excess of necessary expenditures . . . fiscal responsibility to the taxpayers . . . should include tax relief instead of continually building up reserves that may not be used or useful in the forseeable future," the Jury concluded. In ordinary local government there would be no such problem. The usual rule is that cities, school districts and counties are not permitted to maintain multi-million dollar savings accounts. The lesson of experience is that large uncommitted reserves will always invite a spending scheme and will encourage easy spending. That is why cities and school districts must usually go to the voters and present a bond issue for money to be collected in addition to those necessary for annual operations. It is certainly doubtful if Muni — created to obtain supplemental water for this region— would have taken over the Yucaipa water companies which deal only in existing local water, if Muni hadn't been loaded with money. It is questionable if Muni would live so much like a millionaire if it didn't have so much cash on hand. However, the directors can go right on setting high tax rates and building up reserves. They have the legal power and the contrary vote of Horace P. Hinckley of Redlands is not going to stop the majority. Since Muni is a special purpose district, and only a small part of the electorate pays heed to special districts, the board is virtually beyond popular control. The Grand Jury suggested no specific correction for this — the root of the problem. The Newsreel New Hampshire is a safe place for politicians right now; they've got the people outnumbered. It is fitting that a mountain in California be named for the late Harold Ickes. It would be more in character if it were the kind that erupted from time to time. A critic gives the Encyclopedia Britannica a bad review. We'll admit we've never been able to finish reading it. A survey of the clergy shows a difference of opinion as to whether smoking is a sin. These days you even see ashtrays at church dinners. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By BILL MOORE KITZBUHEL. Austria — Skiers from all over the world, here to schuss down Kitzbuhel's famous slopes, were all smiles today. The weatherman made good on our order for snow. As our train neared Kitzbuhel en route from Munich, snow started, and now, 24 hours later, the white stuff is still falling. For a ski resort, this is like moving in a trainload of-money, for snow has not been plentiful this winter as anyone who followed the 1964 Winter Olympics at nearby Innsbruck knows. Now there is snow, lots of snow. In the farmland near Munich there was no snow. The fields were green, but probably today they arc covered again with a blanket of white. Like suburban areas everywhere there is much building in the small towns along the railroad. There are many new apartment houses, but also any number of one story houses with big picture windows and occassionally a swimming pool. Suddenly the Tyrolean Alps came into view— a magnificent collection of jagged peaks covered with snow. Every couple of miles there is a small village, each quaint and typically Old World, a church steeple the predominant feature. Two German businessmen seated in our compartment got off at the last stop before the train entered Austria. Then Austrian border officials came through, took a cursory glance at our passports. We could not help but notice that they were more relaxed in dress and appearance than the Germans. At Vorgl wc had four minutes in which to change trains. We made it. barely. Joining us in the compartment was Ernest Engel, a designer of high styled ski clothes who is in Europe from New York on a combined ski and business trip. He says that American designers are outdistancing the foreign competition. A native of Vienna. Engel has skied nearly all of the European slopes, but like every veteran skier you talk to over here, thinks St. Anton at the top of the Arlberg pass near Innsbruck is the greatest of them all. "For the serious skier, you can't beat it." At tea time in a hotel wc engaged a tall, mustachioed gentleman in conversation. He was from Durban, South Africa, and was here in the Tyrol for skiing. Measured in flying time. South Africa is about the same as Los Angeles from Kitzbuhel, possibly a thousand miles closer. The jet age makes the world so small that places like Kitz­ buhel have quantities of visitors from just about anywhere in the Western World, Scandinavia and other snow sports areas excepted. It is no wonder that they flock to Kitzbuhel, not only because of the skiing, but because of the charm of this ancient town situated in a narrow valley where Austrians have tilled the soil, and at one time mined salt, since the days of the Roman legions. No one mentions that it was here in Kitzbuhel that Hermann Goering had his last headquarters in the Grand Hotel. Nor do they mention that it was in the Grand Hotel that Goering and his staff formally surrendered to the United States Army. In fact no one mentions the Nazis in Germany nor here. It apparently is like a bad dream, better not recalled. With Germany the most prosperous in history and even Austrians making money, the present is much more on every- Johnson-Home meet was a stand-off By WILLIAM S. WHITE ANYBODY THIRSTY ? Redlands Yesterdays TELEVISION FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 62, lowest 43. City initiates what it hopes will be a pilot street paving project through 1911 Improvement Act procedures. The first area to use this may be Crescent Heights. Paul F. Allen, a member of the club since 1955, elected president of Redlands Knights of the Round Table. For the 36th Consecutive year. Mrs. George Emmctt Mullen is elected president of the Redlands Community Music association. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 58, lowest 40. City Attorney Paul Wilson says that Pepper Park on Central avenue adjacent to Redlands Junior high can legally be deeded over to the schools as requested by School Trustees. G. R. Rees and E. R. Larscn send President Eisenhower a box of Redlands navels for him to enjoy during his stay in Palm Springs. Mike Armacost hits for 26 points as Terrier five dumps Colton .50-35 to go into CBL lead. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 74, lowest 39. Nolan Pulliam, Redlands school superintendent, suggests that the time is almost at hand when the district should give serious consideration to erecting a new junior high school in Yucaipa. Connie Exselsen. a junior at RHS, wins first place and S50 in the American Legion Oratorical contest. One Minute Pulpit 0 righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me.—John 17:25. 1 found HIM very easily among the pots and pans.— Saint Theresa. one's mind. The shambles of the forties are gone and the rebuilt cities and towns house a well-fed, free people. Strange indeed that the phoenix could rise from the ashes and so much hate be so soon forgotten. TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 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—Sugarfoot 11—M Squad 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4. 5. 11—News 13—Huckleberry Hound 7:00— 4—Seven Seas (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Battlcline 9—People are Funny 11—Cheyenne 13—Wonders of World (C) 7:30— 2—Ralph Story's L.A. 4—Mr. Novak 5—Addograms 7—Combat 9—Dobie Gillis 12—Wanderlust (C) 8:00— 2-Red Skelton 5—Lawman 9—Movie 11—Untouchables 13—Probe 8:30— 4—You Don't Say 5—Zane Grey 7—McHale's Navy 13—Expedition! 9:00— 2—Petticoat Junction 4—Richard Boone 5—Roller Skating 7—Greatest Show (C) 11—Wide Country 13—Hot Spots '63 (c) 9:30— 2—Jack Benny 13—Happy Wanderer (C) 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Garry Moore 4—Andy Williams (C) 7—Fugitive 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—Stagecoach West WEDNESDAY 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— Guideposts 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—I Love Lucy 4—Word for Word (C) 7—Pamela Mason 11—Movie 10:00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 9—Movie 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Missing Links (C) 5—Yancy Derringer 7-Girl Talk 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Price Is Right 11—Jean Majors 13—Social Security in Action 11:15—13—Guidepost 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 11:43— 2—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Burns and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal(C) 5—Thin Man 7—Seven Keys 9— Condemned 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—Cartoonvilie 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 Nighf 4—Make Room for Daddy 7—Day in Court 11—Movie 13—Ann Sothern 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13—Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—My Little Margie A —Movie 5—Cross Current 7—Queen for a Day 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 L'p 4:45—13—Rocky and His Friends LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Stamp out stamp-outs * .. But if you look at it from mother angle, all this cold war talk about 'burying' people is good publicity!" WASinNGTON (UPI) — As chairman of a House subcommittee on government statistics. Rep. Arnold Olsen, D-Mont., is up to his decimal points in paperwork. Occasionally, duty calls him to engage in what he described as "fighting in the federal paperwork jungle." His mode of combat is to put out papers urging other government officials to put out fewer papers. Or, to employ a more colorful expression, he fights paper with paper. I have no doubt the technique is effective, but it is lim ited to extreme cases, when the paperwork is raging out of con trol. What is needed is a campaign to keep paperwork from starting. I happen to have a few ideas along that line, which I will be glad to pass along to the subcommittee free of charge. As the first step, I suggest that the subcommittee have printed for distribution in government buildings and other I public places an assortment of I signs and posters reading '"Only you can prevent paperwork." These would serve to give everyone a sense of responsibility for stopping paperwork before it begins, which is far better than extinguishing paperwork after it has started. Secondly, by the time that people are old enough to be bureaucrats they already have bad habits, which are hard to change. The campaign, then, should appeal chiefly to children, with the aim of educating them in paperwork prevention. I have in mind using as a symbol an animated cartoon of some kind of animal or insect. Like maybe a bookworm. It should have a cute name, like maybe "Pulpy." The cartoon would be shown on television with the announcer's voice saying "Pulpy, the bookworm, says 'Help stamp out paperwork.'" The kids would love it. Once the campaign gets roll- WASHINGTON — There is a strong feeling — not to mention a real regret — in Washington that President Johnson's first formal meeting with the new British Prime Minister, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, may be the last. While official Washington would never dare venture any prediction whatever, unofficial Washington has little doubt that Sir Alec's Conservative British government will fall within a few months to the British Laborites under Harold Wilson. The Johnson - Home conversation, therefore, leaves a nostalgic afterglow and a sense of hail and farewell to the aristocratic Scot now apparently to be succeeded as Britain's first minister by the aggressively plebian Wilson. There can be no doubt that while President Johnson will not and cannot mix into a coming British election by so much as the lift of an eyebrow, he found Sir Alec a stimulating new friend and a wry head-to- hcad debater pretty much in the pattern of LBJ himself, take away a few minor differences like accent. Each man found the other to be personally most agreeable, and politically hard to handle, notably over continued British trade with Castro Cuba. The President put all his considerable powers of persuasion into a vain effort lo get Sir Alec to end this trade. Sir Alec put all his considerable powers of resistance into saying sorry but no; and again no. Contest was a Draw The contest, taking it all in all. was a draw. For t h c President won something, too, in Sir Alec's reaffirmed stand for our policy of fighting Communist aggression in Southeast Asia against the efforts of President Charles de Gaulle of France to "neutralize" the area in behalf of the Chinese Communists. The President did not relish but still fully understood S i r Alec's great practical difficulty in the matter of Cuban trade. Simply put. that difficulty is that even if he wanted to. the Prime Minister has not got the strength to fight the Labor party by seeking to cut off British shipments. Such a fight he would lose, beyond the possibility of doubt. Sentiment aside, however, tha next transatlantic conversation on the docket is very likely to be more vital than the one now concluded. Harold Wilson is coming here to see the President in March in the role of tho rising new master of British affairs. Experts in summit conference-watching are already rustling in anticipation: "II o w will they get along?" Much will depend upon Wilson alone. He may find President Johnson unexpectedly sympathetic to the welfare aspects of his domestic program, for Mr. Johnson in most domestic affairs is actually of a more experimental turn of mind than was President Kennedy — who was never notably keen on Mr. Wilson. Wilson is a Soft-Liner Wilson's foreign policy views, however, will undergo a sharp scrutiny at the White House and — for one man's prediction — a deeply skeptical one. In the cold war Mr. Johnson is at heart a very hard-liner, whereas Mr. Wilson is essentially a soft-lin- cr. In these great affairs tha views of the British Conservatives arc closer by many sea miles to those of President Johnson than arc those of Mr. Wilson. In this indispensable area, therefore, the maintenance with Mr. Wilson of the sort of ties now sealed with sir Alec is. in plain fact, a most doubtful prospect. This is another way of saying that barring some miraculous conversion in the Labor party to a far more realistic approach to international communism, the Johnson - Wilson meeting will not end with that basic amity which so warmed the Johnson-Home meeting. And if Wilson should feel driven to dropping suggestions of a much closer British association with the Soviet Union as the alternative to the old special relationship with us. the Washington temperature of March will fall infinitely lower than it has been in February. Some British sources believe that Wilson may. indeed, make some such veiled threat, if he finds this country not "understanding" enough. It will be a great pity, to both countries, if he does. (Copyright. 1964. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS No symptoms disclose kidney sfone formation By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q — What are the early symptoms of kidney stones? How can they be prevented? We have an artesian well and the water is very hard. Could this be a cause? A — When kidney stones start forming they are very small and cause no symptoms. A urinalysis at this stage may reveal blood and albumin in the urine. Also urinary gravel consisting of stones not much larger than grains of sand may be passed. As the stones get larger they pass from the kidneys to the bladder with greater difficulty. It may take several hours of extreme agony for one such stone to pass. Until we know more about the cause of these stones we can't be very scientific about means of prevention. Most doctors now believe that there is no single cause. Several factors must occur simultaneously to produce stones. Since there are different kinds of stones the Teletips TOP SHOW: _ 9:00. Chan. 4. Richard Boone Show. "A Tough Man to Kill." Woman reporter matches wits with an internationally renowned hired bodyguard while seeking a story on him. 7:30 — Chan. 4. Mr. Novak. "Chin Up. Mr. Novak." A spirited 75-year-old exchange program teacher (Hermione Baddeley) takes over Novak's troublesome English literature class. 9:30 — Chan. 2. Jack Benny. Prof. LeBlanc (Mel Blanc) gives Jack a violin lesson. 10:00 — Chan. 4. Andy Williams Show. Dick Van Dyke and Irene Ryan join Andy for a variety show. ing. it can be broadened to include some of the specific causes of paperwork. For example, in his latest paper on paperwork. Olsen asserts that the electronic computers installed by the Internal Revenue Service to simplify its bookkeeping actually are helping to create more paperwork. So Pulpy, the bookworm, could urge the youngsters to "Help stamp out computers." Or better yet, "Help stamp out tax collectors." Then, as the final phase, Pulpy would teach our children to help stamp out subcommittees. causes also vary with the type of stone. Drinking excessive amounts of milk (more than a quart a day) has long been thought to be a factor in the production of stones. It is believed that the combination of calcium and milk sugar favors the production of stones. Even this will not cause stones unless, as a result of disease or injury in the urinary tract, there is a foreign body nucleus for the calcium or magnesium salts to crys- talize on. Another study suggests that acetazolamide, a diuretic widely used in the treatment of edema or waterlogging, favors the development of magnesium- ammonium phosphate stones. But here again an injury to the urinary tract was a necessary preliminary factor. Other observers have found that a lack of zinc and manganese in the soil, and hence in the local water supply, favor3 stone formation. With this in mind, prevention by means o£ adding these elements to the water supply in communities where they are lacking suggests itself. To answer your last question, the fact that your water is hard (contains calcium and magnesium) would not in itself cause kidney stones. THE ALMANAC Today is Tuesday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 1964 with 317 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The evening stars are Venus and Jupiter. On this day in history: In 1861, Jefferson Davis was sworn into office as president of the Confederate States of America. In 1953, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were awarded the most costly single television contract to that date. The price: S8 million. In 1954, Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.) told Brig. Gen. Ralph Zwicker he was "not fit to wear" the uniform because of his testimony before the McCarthy investigating committee. A thought for the day—Confederate President Jefferson Davis said in his inaugural address: "All we (in the South) ask is to be let alone."

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