The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on July 3, 1970 · Page 12
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 12

San Bernardino, California
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Friday, July 3, 1970
Page 12
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; i i i - 01 N5 V Fourth of July: Coming Helmoted California Highway Tatrol officer, center left, surveys traffic crush yesterday afternoon on the San Bernardino Freeway, north of the Los Angeles interchange. Construction ahead hampered Snakes Worm Way Into Family's Heart iconunuea irom Metro i'age) of Hemct last April, when he captured his diamondback, she went along to help. "You use a snake stick flat on one end," said Cowlishaw. "You push the snake's head down to the ground, and then you catch him behind the head." at. 1 v. I S' Capf. Robert Cowlishaw and Friend . . . four-foot diamondback rattlesnake Central City Garage Loan Negotiations Are Continuing (Continued from Metro Page) 'persons In the community for "barbed and veiled innuendos," prophesies of failure and "unwarranted and inaccurate criticism" against the Central City project. The parking garages, which will house some 2,799 cars and cost about $6 million, are considered vital to the $100 million Central City project. Most of the major construction projects, including three major department stores and some 70 satellite stores in the mall, and 12, 7-and-4-story office buildings, are contingent on construction of the parking garages. In other business, the agency direc-tbrs: Postponed until July 16 a public rearing on a proposed $t million mobile home park for the state college area of northwest San Bernardino. The site Is part of a proposed redevelopment area scheduled for survey in the near future. ' The proposal, tentatively approved at a previous meeting by a 4-1 vote, was presented by Transcontinental Investment Co., owner of two sites totaling 63 acres on which 308 mobile home spaces and other facilities are to be 'built. A delegation of some dozen residents of the area showed up to object to ihe proposal. A spokesman said she had petitions signed by some 125-130 persons opposing the development. ! r i 1 i i,l ,:;l.l i - Attractions The children don't play with the diamondback. He still retains his fangs and venom, and his impulse to strike. It's difficult to disarm a rattler, Colishaw said. ' The poison glands lie close to the brain, and it would take the steady hands of a neurosurgeon to remove them without killing the snake. 4 v 1 "V Sun-Telegram photo by Sam Spina Varner told the group that a legal question had arisen as to which public body the Redevelopment Agency, the city Planning Commission or the City Council should hold the public hearing. When that is decided, each property owner will be notified by mail and public notice, so that every person desiring to be heard, pro and con, may have the opportunity to speak, said Varner. Issued a "stop" order on part of the Central City mall which is being modified to meet the requirements of J. C. Penney Co., one of the three major tenants. Although Penney Co. has not signed a formal lease, the firm has agreed to build a store in the mall on several conditions, one of which is a mall change to accommodate a higher building than originally planned by Penney. The agency has agreed to make the change, but the mall contractor's "change order" bid for the work is $160,000 some $25,000 higher than estimated by . agency engineers and Gruen Associates, architect and designer of the structure. After discussion over the past two meetings, the board decided to detach that part of the contract from contractor J. D. Diffenbaugh's contract, and solicit new bids. Escalators in the detached part will be completed and inspected before the section is closed off until a contract Is awarded, the board decided. ' 4 It 11 traffic, already swelling as the Fourth of July weekend got under way. Heavy traffic is expected to persist on most major highways throughout the long weekend. Although she's used to the snakes now and doesn't mind posing with the boa constrictor, Mrs. Cowlishaw still doesn't like lizards'. "That's why I got the iguana," said Cowlishaw. "I want her to get used to them." The iguana, "just a little baby now," will grow to six feet, Cowlishaw said. It came from South America. It has no venom, but has "pretty sharp claws" which it uses when it is annoyed, he said. Cov.-lishaw, in the service about six years, is an instrument-navigator for the C141 Starlifter with the 14th Military Airlift Squadron, Norton Air Force Base. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in zoology from Michigan State University. Cowlishaw was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., once the world's largest furniture-manufacturing center. His father, owner of the Grand Rapids Wood Finishing Lumber Co., never discouraged young Cowlishaw from collecting snakes. "My mother has been known to pick up a rattlesnake from the floor and throw it back in its cage," he said. "When I was 12," he added, "me and another kid went down to Ohio and caught over 100 rattlers and copperheads." For research? "No," said Cowlishaw. "Just for fun." The research came later, when Cowlishaw studied at the Miami Ser-pentarium, under its owner Bill Haast. At the serpentarium, 70 poisonous snakes are milked of their venom each day. Haast, bitten more than 100 times, is the only human known to have survived the bite of the King Cobra. There are four different kinds of venomous snakes in the United States said Cowlishaw rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths and coral snakes. It's possible to build up immunity by regular injections, he said, but you don't get immunized from random bites. He has been bitten a number of times, he said. The little Indian python, George, was named for his father, he said. It has a "tremendous" personality, he added. When it arrived from Bangkok last December, it was only three feet long. Today it is 5. "Three years from now," he said, "it will be 15 feet long and playing with my five-year-old girl. It will still be friendly." The African python, on the other hand, is not friendly. Now 10 feet long, it will eventualy grow to about 25 feet. It has no venom, but can inflict a painful bite with its 150 teeth. The children make no attempt to play, with it. Another member of the family is Luger, a solid black German shepherd puppy. How does Luger get along with the snakes? "With guarded respect," said Cowlishaw. Some day, when he leaves the service, he might open a pet shop maybe around San Diego, he said. It wouldn't be an ordinary pet shop. It would be a place where a man could get not only snakes and lizards, but maybe even an elephant, if he were so inclined, v Cowlishaw said. Snakes don't make very good watch dogs, he added. Last January, while the Cowlishaws were away, someone broke into the house and made off with almost all of their possessions. But nothing in the snake room was touched, he said. Pact for Highway Work Smith Electric Supply Co., of Stanton, has been awarded the contract to install traffic signals and lights on Route 15 between Base Line and Devore Road, the State Division of Highways announced yesterday. Contract was given on a lowest-bid basis. 71 w -- l , IIT'Vi w i -4 1 Sun-Telegram photo by Ken Wesely Sun-Telegram photo TIFFANI COWLISHAW, 2 . . . with pet King snake TT mkfiiW -ill Cause of Plane Crash That Killed Hincldey, Wife Is Still a Mystery Gannett News Servle WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) admits it's stumped in trying to pinpoint the reason for an airplane crash that took the life of former Assemblyman L. Stewart Hinckley, of Redlands, and his wife, Bertha. Hinckley, 66, and his wife, of 1405 Kincaid Road, Redlands, were killed May 8, 1969, when their single-engine Navion airplane crashed near Glen Canyon Airport, Page, Ariz. The NTSB said that for "undetermined reasons" the engine of the Diane had 1 f.X " . !! .ewe .'- 'vi Fridoy. July Mercury Surges to 107 The mercury surged to 107 degrees jf sterday in San Bernardino, the ozone count groped upward to i JS level, land and brush remained powder-keg dry despite a brief, midafternoon sign of showers, and the U.S. Weather Bureau predicted little change through the holiday weekend. Yesterday's high temperature of 107 tied the year's high, reached twice last month. The Air Pollution Control District reported a smog level of .36 of a part per million, a jump from Wednesday's .25. The highest air pollutant concentration in Southern California yesterday centered in West Covina, with a .57 count. A .42 peak was reached in Riverside. A total of nine grass and brush fires were reported yesterday by the San Bernardino Fire Department and the California Division of Forestry. A 125-acre fire in Soquel Canyon, south of Fourth of July (Continued from Metro Page) Center Drill Team and oratory winners followed by fireworks featuring a moon shot and landing aerial display. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, the 32nd annual All States Picnic and Parade. The "mile-long" picnic table extends from Philups Street southward to Philadelphia Street. The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Phillips Street. "Safe and sane" fireworks are permitted in the cities of San Bernardino, Rialto, Chino and Fontana, but the California Division of Forestry warns that outside of those cities, fireworks are forbidden and violators are subject to $500 fines and six months in jail. Fireworks are forbidden at Perris Hill Park but can be used in any other park that is not within the fire hazard areas designated by city law. The restricted area is generally north of 40th Street but includes some streets south of 40th. Despite the "safe and sane" label on most fireworks, the devices can be dangerous if used improperly, firemen warn. Already some fires have resulted, and last year some children were injured. Warnings also are being issued by law enforcement officials about safe driving for those who want to do their celebrating away from their homes. Readers Ask HELP! . . . (Continued from Metro Page) at the Glass and Mirror Co., a lady admired it and offered to buy it because it was the same pattern as her furniture. I refused because it was my mother's, but now wish to sell. My only clue is she resides in either Redlands or Riverside. I.G., San Bernardino ANSWER. That covers a lot of territory. The company does remember the conversation between you two customers, but cannot recall her name. Perhaps she is reading? License Status On May 5, a friend of mine had his license taken away in a San Diego court. He should have received it back in 15 days, but he has not. Could HELP! find out what happened? R.H., Bloomington ANSWER. San Bernardino Motor Vehicle Department said they will assist your friend if he will call upon them. They have means of checking this information quickly. However, they will need to know the violation to ascertain if it was a suspension due to a court order or automatic vehicle code regulation. You will learn very soon by inquiring. lost power and the pilot, Hinckley, had lost control. Retired Air Force MaJ. Gen. William C. Kingsbury, 62, of Redlands, was flying his own Beechcraft Bonanza from Tri-City Airport to Page at about the same time as the Hinckleys. The two planes were in radio contact. Kingsbury arrived and landed first at Page, then heard of the crash and went to the scene. "At no time was there any indication of anything wrong with the Navion or with Mr. Hinckley," he said later in a statement to investigators. THE SUN 1-5 Chino, and a 25-acre fje In Fontana were brought under contrrl by late ! yesterday afternoon, fire officials said. The U.S. Weather Bureau in Los Angeles sasd yesterday that warm tem- : peratures and mostly clear skies will prevail during the weekend in the Inland Empire, with some chance of isolated late afternoon showers in the mountain areas. Temperature highs in the 100-105 range are expected, with no wind or early morning fog indicated. (Yesterday, nine planes carrying 270 passengers were rerouted to Ontario International Airport during early morning hours due to dense fog in the Los Angeles area.) The California Highway Patrol weather report yesterday indicated partially overcast skies in the lower desert areas and clear skies in the upper desert regions. Scattered showers were forecast for the Banning area. Mountains will : be partly cloudy and the beaches will be clear. Warm temperatures will prevail through the weekend. Myslcry Death (Continued from Metro Page) death. Allender said the gag was tied in the front of the face, where it could have been easily reached by Jacobson, instead of the most plausible area in back of the head that would have been expected if he had been bound and gagged by someone else. Because of this, and other clues, detectives said they believe Jacobson may have gagged himself, bound his one foot to his artificial leg with a piece of rotted twine, and then tied a rag around his left wrist. Allender said the rag would not have reached around the right wrist to form an effective knot. Det. Lt. Arthur Knuckey pointed to several rare, but accepted "textbook" cases where similar methods had been used to commit suicide, but he would not definitely say that it was a case of suicide yesterday. Allender said there were no signs of violence about Jacobson's body, nor was there any evidence of a struggle in the living area of the house. Allender said he did find a paperback book which Jacobson had apparently been reading before his death describing people who had been executed for murders which were in reality suicides. Across the cover, someone had scrawled "hint, hint, hint, hint." Change of Blind You were most HELPful in assisting with the disposal of my trailer tires, which came with my mobile home. The dealer who phoned you that he would be happy to purchase them was the same one who sold it to me, and at that time explained they did not buy them back. Was he surprised. L.W., Fontana ANSWER. HELP! Dusty Gutter About a year ago, the county tore up the street for the sewer line on 41st and 4th Avenues. They still haven't got around to finishing it and when cars come around the corner, the dust is terrible. Can HELP! do anything about it? E.E., San Bernardino ANSWER. First, the work was done by the City of San Bernardino under permit from the County Road Department. The city, as it appears, replaced the paving. However, the permit section is being requested to recheck to see if the city still has an obligation. In the meantime, part of the problem appears that dirt has accumulated in the east gutter across the intersection, and road department is slated to clean this gutter line to eliminate some of the dust problem and facilitate better drainage. The NTSB routinely investigates and issues probable causes for all of the nation's aircraft accidents. The Hinckley crash was among the latest group of 897 for which the board announced its findings. Hinckley represented the 73 rd Assembly District for 14 years, serving from 1946 through 1954 and from 1962 to 1968 when he retired for the second time. A flier for 20 years, Hinckley was a commercially rated pilot. He was on his way to a boating trip on Lake Powell when the accident happened. 3,1170 GIGANTIC AUCTION SALE THIS SUNDAY, 1:30 P.M. FURNITURE JEWELRY efiSSfrFil. T 1' HlTr.AI CAMERAS BLENDERS TAPE FURNITURE . . 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