Page 10 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 22, 1964 Truth stirring enough George Washington's birthday anni%'ersary prompts a thought: Why do we make up fables to illustrate the greatness of or country's statesmen when their real lives are so much more impressive? Why do we have to make so much out of the legend that Washington told his father he had, indeed, cut down the cherry tree? It is fine, of course, that Washington was truthful. But it is a pity we must make up fables to illustrate his honesty. Washington should be remembered for other, greater deeds; for his real accomplishments. Bom in Westmoreland County, Va., Washington did not attend school until after he was 11 years old. Yet when he was only 16 he started a career as a surveyor. It was when he was a surveyor that Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia wished to send a message to the French along the Ohio River valley and chose Washington to lead a small group of men on the 1,000-mile journey. Washington had adventures on that journey that were worthy of the Daniel Boone legend. When the call went out for soldiers during the French and Indian War, Washington met the challenge and served bravely. He was chosen a delegate to the First and Second Continental Congresses. It was at the second in 1775 that he was chosen to lead an American army. The army consisted of raw, untrained citizens. These men had come from their farms at the news of trouble. They were without uniforms and camp equipment. Their rifles were their own. It was Washington's task to shape them into a fighting team. For seven years he fought not only the British, but apathy, defection and a wrangling Congress from 13 independent, sovereign, jealous states. After the war, Washington was asked to preside over the convention which framed the Constitution. It was this same Constitution which provided for a president, and Washington was asked to be the first president of the United States. George Washington should be remembered as a man who so loved his country that he was willing to serve it in any way he could, a man who spent his life in the public service. Truly it can be said of him that he pledged his life, fortune and his honor to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and his country. Sheppard was right Congressman Harry R. Sheppard must be given credit for knowing when to quit, which is more than can be said for some of his supporters. In hinting that he might not seek reelection, the 79 year old Congressman said that it is wrong for a man to remain in an office for which he does not have the health to serve. Having set up that yard stick he said he would let his doctors apply it to him. They did. Now he has announced that at the expiration of his term next January, he will be finished. Nonetheless he has been asked to reconsider on the altogether predictable contention that his seniority is indispensable to the survival of Norton AFB. These ardent fans contend that it ?ally doesn't matter if he is able to be on the )h at the Capitol. All that matters Is that he keep his heart beating and thereby retain his seniority and the power that goes with it. Mr. Sheppard would have seemed to answered this argument the first time he spoke on the subject and there is no real ground for reconsideration. They might just as well recognize that the Congressman is just another mortal, no more immune to age and to frailties of the human body than other people. Let them thank him for his service and get on with the business of seeking the best qualified candidates to succeed him. Palm Springs weekend (Riverside Press) Riverside County likes to think of itself as a good host. As do all good hosts, it takes pleasure at the prospect of entertaining illustrious guests. This weekend the county, and Palm Springs in particular, will play host to two Presidents, Lyndon B. Johnson of the United States and Adolfo Lopez Mateos of Mexico. Moreover, in between their meetings in Palm Springs, and some more in Los Angeles, the two Presidents will pay a social call on a distinguished ex-President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who is wintering as usual at Palm Desert. Although this promises to be a working weekend for the present Chief Executives it will be something of a glamor weekend, by proxy at least, for the entire area. We assume that the warm California sun will shine on the visitors. And we hope it will coax into fuller bloom the blossoms of inter-American friendship. The President says people love us overseas. Customs differ, and apparently in some lands throwing rocks is a form of applause. For the motorist, straight alcohol is an almost infallible crash diet Even if we could, it wouldn't do much good to shut off Castro's water, as he and his crowd don't shave. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore After you apply for a license in California there is no waiting period before you can get married. (A blood test is prerequisite to getting the license.) But in Wisconsin, a man and woman must, in effect, declare their intention to marry five days in advance of the wedding. In California. Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh has been applying some of the marriage license-type provisions to political candidates. This is brought to light by the current scramble among politicians for the Congressional scat which will be vacated by the veteran Harry R. Sheppard of Yucaipa next January. Formerly there was no provision in the California Election Code that a man who wanted to be a lawmaker at Sacramento or Washington, had to reveal his candidacy until the close of the period for filing nomination papers. The deadline this year is March 20. Under the change in the code accomplished by Mr. Unruh. candidates for the State Legislature must declare themselves one month earlier — not later than February 19 this year. But no such provision to smoke cut Congressional candidates was included. So. consider a situation which, in part, is hypothetical. As the February 19 deadline fell. Assemblyman Stewart Hinckley of Redlands was the only Republican who had filed a declaration of intention to become a candidate in the June 2 Primary Election for the position he now holds. On February 20 — one day after the law had smoked out Assembly candidates — Mr. Sheppard announced that he will not seek relelection. This, of course, was an invitation to every man who has Congressional aspirations to run. Now, take the case of Mr. Hinckley. He says that he feels no draft- Hincklcy - for - Congress wind blowing on his neck, nor does he hear any higher call. He is going to run for Assembly, and that's that. But suppose that in light of Mr. Sheppard's announcement he had wanted to change his goal and run for Congress instead of the Assembly. He could go over to the Courthouse on Monday, take out Congressional nomination papers, get his friends to sign them and get his name on the ballot. On the other hand, no Republican could similarly take out and file nomination papers for Assemblyman. He had to declare himself by February 19 and that date is now passed. When we called this hypothetical case to the attention of Mr. Hinckley he phoned the Legislative Counsel in Sacramento to find the rest of the story. Here's the result: There's a second gimmick in the Election Code. Following the regular February 24 - March 20 period for filing nomination papers, there would be a special five day period in which candidates could file for this one spot on the ballot. There are no blood tests, no waiting period, no advance declarations. Just fill out the papers, get 20 voters to sign the petitions, pay the $60 and you arc in the race. This won't happen in '64 because Mr. Hinckley is going to stay put as an Assembly candidate. Otherwise we might see the craziest mix -up since the 1940 Primary when Republican Waldo WiUhoft won the most Republican votes for Assemblyman, Republican George Cunningham won the most Democratic votes, and Democrat Frank Russell — who wasn't even in the Primary — won the office in the General Election in November. A great game, this business called Politics. Now You Know By United Press International The earliest records of comets dates from the seventh century, B.C., according to Guinness Book of World Records. A Lesson in Perseverance Johnson making friend of visitor By Doris Fleeson Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 59, lowest 37. Mountain and desert resorts jammed with three-day Washington's birthday holiday traffic. In the mountains, the situation is complicated by a heavy snowfall down to the 2,000-foot level. Milton M. Gair wins his ninth award from Freedoms Foundation of Valley Forge and Rev. Edward Greenfield wins his fourth such award. Bill Maysak. Ellis Chadwell. Jack Lucas and Jimmy Rippy. Terrier wrestlers, qualify for CIF finals. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest S3, lowest 43. Horace Hinckley of Redlands draws a full four-year term by lot at the organizational meeting of the new San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water district board. Goal of S2.135 set for Redlands Heart Fund drive, according to chairman Carl Rundberg. U.R. doubles tennis team of Ron Palmer and Jerry Boas wins consolation championship at Arizona Invitational. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 74, lowest 42. Congress urged to taper off on rent controls by letter by Phil Lukei. representing the Redlands Real Estate board. County Board of Supervisors appoints Gordon Corwin of Highland to fill a vacancy on the board of the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation district which is headquartered in Redlands. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby Riven that the City Council. City of Redlands. County of San Bernardino, California, will hold a public hearing on Ordinance No. 1248. an ordinance of the City Council of the City of Redlands for adoption of Zone Chance No. 72 to Zoning Ordinance No. 10CO as follows: This ordinance establishes a chance of zone from R-2 'Multiple Family Residential* District to M-l 'Light Industrial* District for Lots 5 through 12. Block B. and Lots 1 through 10. Block C. Por. Central Townsite — located on Third Street between Stuart Avenue and Pearl Avenue. Said change of zone to M-l iLight Industrial* would be an extension of the existing M-l zone and is in conformity with the General Plan. Said Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers in the Safety Building. 212 Brooksidc Avenue, Redlands, California, at 7:00 p.m. on March 3, 1064. HAZEL M. SOPER. City Clerk. 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Hollywood Palace. Gene Kelly is host. Performers are Jose Greco, Delia Reese, Roger Ray, Dick Humphries, Phil Ford and Mimi Hines. 7:30 — Chan. 4. The Lieutenant. "To Set it Right." Lt. Rice tries to solve a racial dispute between two members of his platoon. 8:30 — Chan. 2. The Defenders. "The Pill Man." Prestons defend a pharmacist accused of selling narcotics without prescriptions, and discover that his wife is an addict. Teresa Wright heads guest cast. 9:00 — Chan. 4. 1953 movie, 'The Story of Three Loves," stars James Mason, Moira Shearer, Leslie Caron, Farley Granger, Kirk Douglas, Pier Angeli. Three tragic romances are recalled in a series of flashbacks. One Minute Pulpit In these days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus says the Lord: Set your house in order; for you shall die, you shall not recover.—Isaiah 38:1. PALM SPRINGS. Calif. — The weekend here finds President Johnson exerting all his charm and considerable powers of persuasion upon Mexican President Lopez Mateos. The American President wants badly a Latin-American trophy to overcome recent impressions that he is confused and given to improvising in that troubled area. During his political career he has shown a talent for scattering IOUs in strategic places and the patience to wait until a tight moment to collect them. This just happens to be the case in the current confrontation. The two Presidents took to each other in earlier meetings, and Johnson went to some pains to cement the friendship. He has always been interested in t h e country across the border from his native state. He has a record of friendship for the Americans of Mexican descent in Texas, where they are for the most part socially scorned, underprivileged and poorly paid. He has other cards in his hands. He can rush the solution of a water dispute which Mexico charges is damaging 40.000 of its most productive acres. Trade relations offer another opportunity to give the Mexican guest something to take home. President Johnson will want help with his Cuba and Panama policies. These are real enough and also the subject of gathering assaults by Republicans, this being an election year. The assaults are met with extreme irritation at the White House, and the response has been almost too prompt. Editorial comment suggests that the President is more sensitive than the facts warrant. This in a way confounds the problem, as he if even more sensitive to press criticism. His friend and opposite number from Mexico can be expected to sigh with him as a politician. But as a head of state he will obey what he and other Mexicans regard as their national interest. Senate Was Different This important difference did not arise during Lyndon Johnson's formative years as a leader of men, many of them prima donnas, in the United States Senate. The club banner waved over them all. and it was a relatively simple manner to isolate the issues upon which the individual Senators had to stray while bestowing judiciously the plums which induced them to come along in most instances. Face did not enter into it. Tha then majority leader was adept at making Senators look good at home where tactics and the convolutions of policy were of little interest. President Johnson is political to the marrow, and he has shown a capacity to adapt which few credited to him when he accepted John F. Kennedy's surprise offer of the nomination for Vice-President in 1960. The Congressional press galleries used to say with more or less admiration that "Johnson eats Senators." Heads of state require different treatment, and what Palm Springs offers is the spectacle of the President finding it. What will be more difficult for him is learning to live with embarrassments. The foreign policy field is replete with them, and neither Republicans nor the press will cease to point them out. ASSIGNMENT: West Californians fond of studying too By Neil Morgan We who would teach men to die, would at the same time teach them to live.—Michel de Montaigne. SAN* FRANCISCO — Californians, who already are more of many things than other Americans, are becoming suddenly more fond of studying themselves. In Sacramento last month there was a caucus involved with the nature of California man in the 1980s. From this meeting grew a statewide congress to be convened each two years. Just the other day at one of the big motels near San Francisco International Airport, a dozen men convened from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego to discuss expanded activities of a group called California Tomorrow, which already has dropped a pair of bombshells. One thing was immediately obvious about Californians from this meeting of California Tomorrow: there is no hesitancy to call a 10-to-3 meeting of men separated by more than 500 miles, and it is quite simple for all of them to have breakfast and dinner back at their own homes. The airport hotel conference is an entrenched part of California man of the 60s. The Sacramento conference last month suggested that Californians have stepped off the bandwagon of optimism and euphoria that so long characterized the growth of the state. Uneasy Californians Dr. Jesse Hobson, a former president of the Stanford Research Institute (and now vice president of Southern Methodist University) saw Californians as uneasy, fearful, restless and tense despite their high level of prosperity and education. "Revolutions occur when masses of people are restless," he said. "But when intellectuals are not well motivated, a civilization and a culture may be on the wane." And it is the intellectual Californian, he feared, who too often tends to "pick up his paycheck, heave a sigh, have a martini, and retreat to the desert or the mountains." In this Sacramento session, speakers promptly veered off into their own areas of concern. Gov. Edmund G. Brown referred to racial discrimination as the biggest stumbling block to California social progress. Others warned against the on- slought of smog, power lines, signboards, freeways and subdivisions. At the San Francisco meeting of the California Tomorrow group, the twelve men came to a moment of truth as they convened after a convivial lunch- con. "We have not yet found the mechanism to stop people from coming to California," sighed one urban planner. "Nor are we looking for it," quickly injected Alfred Heller, the Nevada City newspaper publisher who is president of California Tomorrow. "True," said another member half-heartedly. "But is this the best area toward which to di rect the population?" Such words would have been considered heresy a decade or two ago in California. Today they are heard on every side. Californians are getting over wanting to be big. In previous booklets ("California, Going, Going . . ." and "The Phantom Cities of California"), the California Tomorrow group has bombarded the failures of state and local governments in California to plan for the state's growth. Members of the group include such stellar citizens as Nathaniel Owings, the architect; Catherine Wurster, Berkeley's expert at urban planning; and writers with a grasp of California affairs including Eugene Burdick and Wallace Stegner. Their current concern is a study of how federal agencies are carving up California's land and its future; 48.8 per cent of California land is under federal jurisdiction. It is the suspicion of California Tomorrow that no one, in this most rapidly growing state of the nation, knows how much land will be needed in the future, or for what it must be used — next year, or in the 80s. There are very few thoroughgoing land use plans even within California cities. It is the nature of California's growth that its leaders have been caught off-balance. Owings, the architect, gazed out somberly from above his glasses at the California Tomorrow group and said, "All master plans are obsolete by the time they are finished. Does anyone disagree?" The room was silent. "If finished, those master plans gather dust somewhere on the shelf. Agreed?" Again there was no argument. "What we really are concerned about, within the cities and all over the land, is the relationaship between man and open space. We can't predict what uses the land will be put to a decade or two from now. Recreation may take the place of agriculture. There is a big swing from homes to multiple housing. "But the more multiples you have, the more outdoor recreation you need. The potential obsolescence of almost anything in our society today can have a dramatic effect on our planning for land use. But we know that people cannot endure without open space." Someone interjected that everything on the land today in California is temporary, and may be gone within 20 years. "Thank God," breathed Owings, and the meeting adjourned. Of course when a dozen men gather to consider what will become of a state of more than 158,000 square miles, it is an uneven match and nothing is settled. But Californians accept the premise that as California goes, so will go the nation. It is worth talking about.
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