OaifoiiiiibiFificfe Paga 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 21, 1964 Keep an eye on exemption claims and the assessor Give a blue ribbon commission of 19 citizens the job of looking into the Veterans Tax Exemption in the county and they will express deep concern and dismay when they finish. It's happened, now, with both the 1962 and 1963 Grand Juries. They express concern because the exemptions mean a shifting of the county tax burden of over §2,000,000 a year. They express dismay because 1 h e county conducts no effective audit of the validity of the exemption claims. It's human nature that "when the cat's away, the mice will play." In the eyes of both juries, too many veterans have been claiming for tax purposes that they are poor, while living in fine houses, having two cars in the family, a boat and the rc.~l of the trimmings. Both juries have discovered—and registered annoyance—that County Assessor John Bevis drags his feet when it comes to enforcement. He even dodged removing from the list the signed requests of certain veterans that their names be withdrawn. At this time it appears that for all his disclaimers the plain fact is that Mr. Bjvis is not dedicated to firm enforcement. Apparently the Grand Jury of 1964 will have to police, as best it can, (lie exemptions and the county assessor's handling of them. Two years of experience have already shown that the Grand Jury has the same effect as a California Highway Patrolman driving down the freeway. In his immediate area a "halo" zone develops and in it everyone is intent on driving according to the Vehicle Code. While the Jury, as an institution, has now found a permanent work assignment, the objective should always be fairness. Properly taxation is an exceedingly technical subject and no layman should be expected to have automatic understanding of it. Perhaps the foremost role of the Jury should be that of educator, striving endlessly to make the exemption rules clear. Then, let those who are genuinely entitled to claims enter them; let those who are not beware. What's-its-name For a time it appeared that Denmark might not make it to the New York World's Fair, reports the Scandinavian Times. The pavilion would be there, of course, but it would be unidentified because the people in charge couldn't make up their minds what to call their country. To be or not to be? That was the question making the Danes melancholy. That is, should the name on the facade be in English (Denmark) or in Danish (Danmark)? One newspaper waxed indignant: "Our display should provide a clear and good impression of Danmark — not of Denmark, Daenemark, Danimarca or whatever foreigners happen to call our country." So ... it was decided to use the name "Denmark," for the sensible reason that most visitors to the fair would consider "Danmark" a silly misspelling. Meanwhile, back in the Orient, the Japanese are in a similar . . . ah, sukiyaki. Scheduled to host the 1964 Olympics this summer, they don't know what name to put on their athletes' sweaters. According to the magazine Inside Japan, while the nation is known to foreigners as Japan, or variations of that word, the inhabitants don't call it that, nor do they refer to themselves as Japanese, except as a concession to international understanding. The name "Japan" derived from "Zip- pangu," which is what Marco Polo called the country. To the Japanese, however, it's either Nippon or Ninon — meaning "Sunrise Country" or "Place of the Sun's Origin" — and the people are either Nipponjin or Nihon- jin. But which of the two should it be? The problem became so serious that the government appointed a board of 361 well known persons to decide between Nippon and Ninon. Unfortunately, less than a majority of the members voted for Nippon, one-quarter backed Nihon and the rest, who could have swung it either way, voted "No preference." As matters stand now, "Nippon" has the edge. But opponents point out that it is too easily shortened to the derogatory "Nip" and that Nippon was the name favored by the World War II militarists. The Ja — that is, those fellows in that there country — will have to decide on something pretty soon. Possibly they could compromise and just wear a map on their shirts. The Newsreel We don't envy the archaeologists of the future. After they figure out what it was we used hula hoops for they'" still be faced with the task of expk- Beatle wigs. When the bank robbers flee the scene, not only have they committed a crime but too often they are setting a bad example by not fastening their seat belts. There is no reason why a woman President couldn't deal efficiently with visiting heads of state, as long as they don't mind being told to wipe their feet good before they come into the White House. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Harry R. Shcppard, who will retire next January, has been the Congressman from this district so long that unless you arc nearly 50 years of age you have no personal recollection of any other man having held the office. At the time he was first elected — 1036 — our Congressional district was comprised of San Bernardino. Riverside and Orange Counties. The incumbent at thai time was Sam Collins of Santa Ana. He is married into the Chapman family of Orange county, owner of the Marigold Farm (by the "Calectric" Steam plant) which has just been annexed to Redlands. Sam had no chance whatever of holding on to the job because he was a Republican and that was the year of the Roosevelt landslide. However, lie made a remarkable come-back in another way by being elected to the State Legislature and rising to the powerful position of Speaker of the Assembly. The cruel Depression was particularly severe on elderly people and out of their desperation was born the Townsend Plan. The scheme was that a transaction tax of two per cent would be levied on all sales. With this revenue. S-'MO would be given monthly to retired people over G 'l with the requirement that they spend the money within the month they received it. Mr. Shepoard embraced litis plan w i t li cnthusiaMii and made speeches in several slates on behalf of the Townsend flan. By 1936 the Townsend movement was launched in politics. At a picnic rally of the faith- full in Riverside's Fairmont park, it was decided that the Yiicaipan would be their candidate. The files report that what they particularly liked about him was "that he is not a politician ". When Mr. Shcppard became entrenched he had no need for a home in his district because being a Congressman turned into a full time business — especially in the War Years. In time he acquired a fine house in Itto environs of Washington and that became his actual home. The Congressman's detractors have often been bitter about the fictitious nature of his Yucaipa residence. Actually, the law is quite lenient that there is no requirement that he maintain a real home in his bailiwick. In !9!fi the Congress adopted a plan setting up a retirement system for Representatives and Senators. One of the conditions was that if a man wished to participate, he had to so signify and to make regular contributions to the retirement fund. The law went into effect in January 1947 and the Washington D.C. newspapers listed the Congressmen as they signed up for the retirement fund. Mr. Shcppard registered promptly. This gave Republicans hope that he would throw- in the sponge in a few years. Their hopes proved to be grossly premature. Now that Mr. Shcppard is in the last year of his long reign it makes a curious contradiction to compare his puh- lic economics at the time of his election and his personal economics upon approaching retirement. Mr. Shcppard. the 1936 candidate was a radical. Not even the New Deal would go for this sharc-the-wealth program with its forced spending feature. Mr. Shcppard, the 79 year old Congressman, turned out to be an ultra-conservative manager of his own money. He kept $275,000 of it in a bank lock-box until last month, when he put it out at interest. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads Biggest Scramble Since the Oklahoma Land Rush ¥«/sshjngton Window Johnson's spending goes on at same rate By Lyle C. Wilson Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 50, lowest 43. Job of superintendent of schools in Yucaipa draws 36 applicants but the board itself is not so popular a job. Dr. Roy .Mountain says he'll not seek reelection although Mrs. Phyllis Gustafsson says she will. Mrs. Milton R. Yander Linde installed as president of the Redlands Republican Women's club. Redlands drops final CBL basketball game to Colton by 35-."2 squeaker but Terriers still qualify for CIF. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 79, lowest to. According to a recent survey. Redlands High school's 1225 students have a vocational interest in 92 different fields. Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge honors Milton Gair and Mrs. Hazel E. Howard with special awards. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 70, lowest 38. The Redlands business community cautioned to watch for phoney $10 bills after two of them are discovered in local bank deposits. Bob Hope to bring his radio show to Redlands on March 8 as a benefit for the Optimist club Boy's ranch. Frost season comes to an official close as Fruit Frost service makes its last warning broadcast of the year. One Minute Pulpit lie who believes in me, as the scripture has said. Out of his heart sbaU flow rivers of living water — John 7:38. To be thoroughly religious, one must, I believe, be sorely disappointed. One's faith in God increases as one's faith in t h e world decreases. The happier the man, the farther he is from God. — George Jean Nathan. WATER PISTOL HELPS WILBRAHAM, Mass. (UPD— Volunteer firemen used a borrowed toy water pistol Thursday to douse a stubborn partition fire in Howard Racine's home. TELEVISION FRiOAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirly birds 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 11—Movie 13—Ripcord 7:30— 2—Great Adventure 4—International Show 5—Addograms 7—Destry 9—Dobie Gillis 13—Human Jungle 3:00— 5—Lawman 9—Movie 3:30— 2—Route 66 4—Bob Hope (C) 5—Roaring 20's 7—Burke's Law —Film Feature (C) 9:00—11—Checkmate 9:30— 2—Twilight Zone 4—That Was the Week 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 10:4."— 7—Make that Spare 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 SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00- 2—Alvin 4—Hector Heathcote (c) 7—Movie 11—Superman 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo XL-5 4—Fireball 5—Movie 11—Ramar 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw 4—Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 11—Santa Anita Preview 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 7—Jctsons 11—Movie 11:00— 2—Rin Tin Tin 4—Sergeant Preston 5—CaUfornians 7—Casper 13—Variedades 11:30— 2—Roy Rogers 4—Bullwinkle (C) 5—Movie 7—Beany and Cecil 9—Abbott and Costello 12:00— 2—Sky King 4—Exploring (C) 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie 11—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 1:45— 9—News 1:55— 9—Golf Tips 2:00— 2—As Others See Us 4—Film Feature (C) 7—Telesports Digest 9—Movie 11—Movie 2:30— 2—Repertoire Workshop 4—Profile 5— Movie 7—Challenge Golf fC) 3:00— 2—CBS Golf Classic 4—International Zone 13— Movie 3:30— 4—World of Ornamentals 7—Pro Bowlers Tour 9—Championship Bowling 4:00— 2—Post Parade—Sports 4—Agriculture USA 5—TV Bowling Tournament 11—Comedy Hour 4:15— 2—Horse Race 4:30— 4—NBC Sports Special 9—Movie 13—Movie IN HOLLYWOOD Knorfs is scared, not nervous now By Erskine Johnson Simple arithmetic demonstrates that after three months of President Johnson, government spending proceeds at about the same rate as under President Kennedy. The U.S. Treasury goes deeper in the red. In three months since Johnson took over the White House, the public debt has increased by nearly $2.5 billion. The debt as of the end of last week was $310.1 billion. It would not be fair to assess responsibility for this high-level spending and the debt increase against the new President. Three months arc not enough to enable even the most determined economizer to reverse the big spending, deficit trend in which the U.S. government has indulged itself for 30 years. But the time is approaching when LBJ must take the responsibility for spending and increases in the public debt. It is notable, therefore, that Republicans already are accusing the new President of substituting gimmickry for economy in government. GOP Needs Facts The Republicans do not spell it out well, or at all. If they expect to make effective presidential campaign issues of government spending. Treasury deficits and the rising public debt, the Republicans will need some facts and figures. For example: Rep. Robert A. Taft Jr.. R-Ohio, told a group of Republican women this week that Johnson had made no real cutback in spending in view of various new spending programs being advanced. Taft will have to do better than that. If he talks about new and costly- spending programs, he should be prepared to name them and the sums involved. One of the best publicized— best press-agented — political maneuvers of recent years was LBJ's revision of the Kennedy budget immediately on taking over. The new President and his aides carefully leaked to the press that the budget could not be reduced despite heroic efforts. The public was prepared for an increased 1965 fiscal year spending budget of $102 billion, perhaps more. The public also was taught to believe that this figure would be imposed on a protesting Johnson by spending commitments long since enacted into law by previous Congresses. This, of course, was baloney. Makes Reputation It was. indeed, Madison Avenue at its best. When the budget finally was revealed it was not over but under $100 billion. The new President then began dousing lights in the White House chandeliers and his reputation as a good, conservative, economy man was just about made. That is what the Republicans are up against and they will not destroy this image of economizer Johnson with general statements. Thry could do worse than keep public account of the debt figures as they arc published daily by the Treasury. The Treasury also publishes other figures which in general represent the rate of this year's spending compared with a year ago. The Republicans could keep the voters looking at those figures, maybe, for a judgment on LBJ's achievements in economy. Republicans are wailing that LBJ is crowding spending into the current fiscal year to decrease the spending burden in fiscal 1965 for which the Johnson administration will ba wholly responsible. Maybe so. But what the voters will want is some proof. Facts! DOCTOR'S MA1LBAG Alum stick, merthiolare help heal canker sores IJy Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadl HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) —|a television series of his own. "It's scary," Don Knotts satd.j There was a highly lucrative booking "I'm tired and don't feel like cooking tonight. Let's send out for a pizza." He had just stepped out of his latest character, "Steady Fingers Finnigan," the world's foremost diamond cutter, in a sketch for Red SkeJton's February 25 CBS television show. The echoed laughter of Skelton, director Seymour Burns, cast members and the crew had followed h i m to his dressing, room on the rehearsal stage. The broad comedy in the script was in usual Skelton style. It called for Knotts, a diamond big as a coconut, a ham mer and a chisel. The perfect setup for Don's famed "nervous man," first introduced eight years ago on television with Steve Allen. What was "scary" to the thin, modest little fellow was a career in full bloom. His hilarious featured roles in a half-dozen movies had led to film stardom and talk of a long-term contract His five years as Deputy Barney on the Andy Griffith show had won him three Emmy awards. With the ending of the Griffith show after next season, there is talk of Don starring in night club booking only two months away. Don Knotts' nervousness, which had started it all, is an act. But being scared, he said, is for real. The "nervous" bit is in the background now, except for rare occasions, such as his guest spot with Red Skelton. He can be funny without being nervous. In the starring title role of the movie, "The incredible Mr. Limpet," Don plays a calm, slow-moving fellow who gets his wish to be a fish and a hero. The original nervousness of Deputy Barney on the Griffith series has long since been discarded for lighter and warmer comedy. In those eight years Don Knotts has grown in stature, and. . . . 'It's scary," he repeated. "The challenges are so much greater. I'm not sure about doing my own television series after the Griffith show. I've been on television every week for eight years now. Maybe I should give television viewers Since writing about the treatment of canker sores, several readers have written in to remind me of a time-honored home remedy that I have used myself in the past — touching the sore three or four times a day with a styptic stick of alum. Alum is an astringent and is well worth trying until something better is discovered. Tincture of thimerosal (Merthio- late) will also give relief. A Teletips TOP SHOW: — 8:30, Chan. 13. Friendship 7 — John Glenn's Space Trip. Award-winning documentary following astronaut John Glenn from the moment he awakened Feb. 20, 19P2 through his preparations into his space capsule, through his history-making three-orbit flight and his recovery by U.S. Carrier Randolph. 8:30 — Chan. t. Bob Hope Presents "Wake Up. Darling." Domestic farce about a young advertising executive who wants his actress wife to settle down. Barry Nelson, Janet Blair, Rob- dy McDowell in guest cast. 8:30 — Chan. 7. Burke's Law. "Who Killed His Royal Highness?" Burke suspects a fake necklace provided the motive for the murder of a phony grand duke. Elizabeth Montgomery, Linda Darnell, Mickey Rooney and Sheldon Leonard in cast. 9:30 — Chan. 4. That Was the Week That Was. Satirical revue featuring Elliott Reid, Henry Morgan. Nancy Ames, David Frost, Dick Noel and guests. a rest — give myself a rest, too. "But it's funny. Andy Griffith and I were talking about it the other day. He doesn't know exactly what he will do, either. He said maybe he would rest for a year or two and then do another show. "I said, 'Maybe that's what 111 do.' "Then Andy said, 'Maybe I'll come back and do a show with you,' and I said, 'Y'es, sir.' The "Nervous Man" bit which led Don Knotts to Hollywood, big money and a solid career still amazes him. Says the onetime ventriloquist and radio actor (an old-timer for five years in a children's western): "I really never thought that nervousness would have commercial value. If I had only known . . . really, it's scary." Nominated for the new year's most hilarious bit of movie advertising: a two-page plug for "Cleopatra" in a movie paper with one page asking: "What made 'Cleopatra' the talk of 1963? The answer, on Page 2, is "The Talent," followed by listing of crew and cast. So Cary Grant turned 60. His key to youthfulness — eight laps in his swimming pool every day and strict dieting — sure works. dentist writes that his preference is ammoniacal silver nitrate, ampules of which are available at dental supply houses. He finds it very effective but I would hesitate to recommend it for home use. Better iet your doctor apply it when needed. O.—Is it safe for a person with a low blood count, hip or spine injury, diabetes, vitam: deficiency or sinus trouble t take the Sabin oral poliomyei itis vaccine? A—Yes. You should get this protection even if you have already had the Salk vaccine. Q—What are the symptoms and how do you get rid of a tapeworm? How could I have got them to begin with? I don't know whether I have them but no matter what I eat I seem to lose weight. A—There are three principal varieties of tapeworm. Tapeworm infestation is accquired by eating raw or undercooked fish, beef or pork, depending on the variety. Most persons who have such an infestation see large segments of the worm in their stools long before there are any symptoms. The victim may have intestinal cramping, nausea, diarrhea or a slight loss of weight. Since the treatment is not the same for the three types, you should have your doctor determine whether you have tapeworm and, if so, what type before any treatment is given. There are several much more important causes of loss of weight that should be looked into. These include tuberculosis, several diseases of the digestive tract, cancer, diabetes, and hyperactivity of the thyroid. Q—Will a varicose vein in my leg put a strain on my heart? And would it interfere with my circulation? A—Your varicose vein will not put a strain on your heart and it will interfere with the circulation only in the affected leg. THE ALMANAC Today is Friday. Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 1964 with 314 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The evening stars are Ven" and Jupiter. On this day in history: In 1848, Congressman Joh. Quincy Adams, former Presi dent, collapsed on the floor o: the House of Representatives. He died two days later. In 1885, the Washington Monument was dedicated after 37 years of construction. In 1963, 250 persons were killed when an earthquake rocked northeast Libya. A thought for the day—American President Theodore Roosevelt once said: "No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expediency."
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