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40 ailjumama^iPa cts Page 14 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 25, 1964 Necessary: Rules on U.S. spending A recruiting advertisement recently placed in the New York Times by the U. S. Naval Laboratories in Washington promised qualified scientists and technicians and others a future "free from the job-permanence worries that plague the defense industry these days." Missiles and Rockets, a magazine devoted to the missiles and space fields, hit the ceiling: "We suggest that the Navy, engaging in the manufacture of missile propulsion units while attempting to lure talent from industry with promises of freedom from the 'job-permanence' worries plaguing that same industry, is perverting the free enterprise system it serves." The magazine cited the S50-million electronics research center proposed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the Boston area as another example of the "swollen parasites on the free enterprise system" that should be given the ax. Since the start of the cold war, particularly since the addition of the space-race factor, there has been a proliferation of organizations — university, non - profit, quasi - government groups — doing work which the magazine alleges could be done more effectively by private industry. The magazine also reiterates the elementary economic fact of life that "the necessity of staying in business, and showing a profit, is a powerful motivating force toward an economic and effective operation." This is certainly true, at least in theory. It must be remembered, though, that some lucky manufacturers have had the law suspended in the past and have merrily milked the defense cow for all it was worth with their cost- plus contracts, with never a cry raised against government waste or "perversion" of the sacrosanct free enterprise system. There is room for soul-searching on both sides. It is time industry and government sat down together to try to arrive at some kind of permanent guiding philosophy for insuring that everyone — private industry, public servant, private taxpayer — gets the maximum benefit from every single dollar of the billions spent on space and defense — and everything else, for that matter. Welch on a limb Robert Welch, the erstwhile candy maker who is now high priest of the John Birch So- city, has lately been exemplifying the lengths to which extremism can go when it is not seasoned by common sense. Some of his recent utterances provide a textbook demonstration of an extreme position carried out to logical absurdity. Welch likes to think of himself — and has deluded many into regarding him — as the grand apostle of the conservative point of view. The fact is that he is not a conservative at all, in any rational sense of the word. Implementing his outlook would destroy, rather than preserve or strengthen, many good things in our society. Consider Welch on the evils of big government. He sounded off on this theme in a speech delivered by long distance telephone (he had been grounded by a Boston snowstorm) at a University of Minnesota symposium. Now, the thesis that big government may • have inherent dangers is an entirely respectable position which has attracted some well informed, rational advocates. But these would be among the first to say, we think, that Welch's ideas on the subject are dangerous poppycock. He told his audience that the United States would be better off with a government of 300,000 thieves than three million honest, able men. "For the first group," he said, "would only steal. The second in time would be bound to destroy the country." He also said that government, though essential, is essentially evil. That sort of thinking makes a devil of government, without attempting to draw a balance between what is good and what is bad about it It scorns the wisdom of Jefferson and Washington, of Lincoln and Wilson and Eisenhower and all others who cherish representative government as man's best hope for an orderly world in which he can develop his full potential. Welch is far out on a rotten ideological limb. The Newsreel The man at the next desk bought some blue chip stock and found out it was in a company that makes blue chips. The administration is all for truth in packaging, so it might also print a warning on its tax cut that it doesn't really mean that anybody will pay less taxes. The good old days were when there was only one crisis per day. Now you'll never survive if you can't take them two at a time. Child experts in Boston advise parents to tell their children that they think the Beatles are great It's the same technique that drove a couple of generations of kids away from spinach. A consumer survey seeks a relation between the age of the family and the kind of canned goods on its pantry shelves. Baby food, for example, suggests the presence either of young people or old people without teeth. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By BILL MOORE KITZBUHEL, Austria — The Kaaserer family is getting pretty well established in Kitzbuhel. They have been here since 1535 when one of the early Kaasercrs came here to work in a nearby copper mine. 11c built a house in what is now downtown Kitzbuhel. His descendants live in it today. The Kaascrers. of course, are somewhat late comers, because the town was here long before 1535. in fact has had a city government since 1100. If one can make a living in Kitzbuhel there is little reason to go elsewhere for here is the Good Life. So thinks Bernd Kaaserer of the present generation. He lives in what was his mother's house. He is a happy Austrian. Happy because like other inhabitants of the land of Johann Strauss he is a dreamer, has a keen sense of humor and enjoys the benefactions a generous God has bestowed on the Tirol. For Bernd Kaaserer the day may start early and one may often find him in his office, he manages the Kitzbuhel Tiroler Landes-Rciseburo (travel office) until 7 or 8 at night. But that doesn't mean he has been chained to his desk all day for the Tyroleans believe in long lunch hours and may close up for a couple of hours at noon. If the day is good and the snow on the Hahnenkamm is right, Kaaserer will grab a quick lunch, board the tramway car and in a few minutes be in a land that skiers dream about. Always there is time for a run or two. If the snow is particularly good, who knows, he might not get back to the office until 3:30. Getting back is no problem for he can ski down the mountain through the fir trees zipping in and around and beside the multitude of skiers who at this time of year arc crowding the slopes. When the snow is gone and the sreen beauty of summer sprouts in the Tirolcan Alps, Kaaserer is within a few mile; of peaks that challenge mountaineers to get out their pitons and ropes. Mountain climbing requires no expedition here. Just a knapsack, climbing gear, a light sleeping bag and emergency rations. There arc always huts to be found and usually a farm house or Alpine village where provisions can be obtained. Kaaserer is content with life in Kitzbuhel where he and his wife are raising their two children. Yet he has seen life other than this. In 193D he was conscripted into the Nazi army. He rose to officer rank, became a part of the elite SS. was decorated, captured and sent as a prisoner of war, first to Scotland and then to the United States. Later he was returned to Europe where he was a prisoner of the French for two years and finally in 194" returned to his native town. In 1958 he returned to t h c United States to see the country under more auspicious circumstances, lie drove across the continent to San Francisco. Three things about America stick out in his memory. 1. The telephone system. 2. The traffic regulations. 3. The bears in Yellowstone Park. For Kaaserer war was an experience every young man had to accept in Austria. He looks back on it philosophically. "Always the German people have fought for an ideal. The defeat of World War II left them bewildered. At first there was little hope. Then men began to find that by getting in and working hard they were rewarded. They got property of their own and that is what every man wants. "In East Germany they say you must work for the State. Or if you don't work we will kill you. No one works any harder than he has to. "In West Germany and Austria a man is free. He is 'fighting' this time for himself, for his own property." The prosperity around these parts is evidence of what determination, hard work, and freedom do for a people who less than 20 years ago were 'destroyed.' America helped start a revival that surely is one of the great renaissances of all time. One Minute Pulpit Say not. why were the former days better than these? For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. — Eccl. 7:10. With doubt and dismay you are smitten. You think there's no chance for your son? Why the best books haven't been written, The best race hasn't been run. —Berton Bralcy TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. X sr AMENDMENT! 6m. Foreign policy running into trouble By WILLIAM S. WHITE "THINK.THAT WINDS UP THE EAK£R CAS£?" Teletips TOP SHOW: — 10:00. Chan. 4. Telephone Hour. Shirley Jones is hostess as the program presents its 1,000th broadcast. Featuring Jack Cassidy. Barbara McNair, Maria Tellchicf, Nicholas Magallancs, Robert, Gaby and Jean Casadesus. 7:C0 — Chan. 4. "I Took My Women to Africa" on Jack Douglas' "Across the Seven Seas" travel program. 7:30 — Chan. 4. Mr. Novak. "Fear is a Handful of Dust". Drama deals with a shy high school girl's difficult transition to womanhood. 8:30 — Chan. 7. McHalc's Na\y. "Babettc Go Home". Mc­ Halc's crew faces kidnaping charges when a pretty French girl stows away on their PT boat. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 72- lowest 39. Miss Bertha Ann O'Neil wins title of Miss Redlands in Jay- cce-sponsored Orange Show- queen contest. Helen Carson placed second and Helene Price, third. Planning commission again defers action on an ordinance to permit trailer parks within the city in hopes of getting some sort of comment from the general public. So far, there has been no community interest in the question. El Monte beats Redlands 6049 in CIF basketball playoff clash but Gary Johnson and Tom Fox win all-CBL first team honors w i t h Karl Phillips on second team. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 55, lowest 45. Mayor Hugh Folkins makes public his decision not to seek re-election to the City Council Litis April. Smiley school "dads" agree to spend all day Saturday helping to landscape the new school. The PTA initiated the idea. Muncipal Water district board makes informal application for admission to the Metropolitan Water district. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 54, lowest 45. Red Cross fund chairman Margaret Woolverton gets her crews ready for the big push Monday to reach a goal of $15,826. New storm adds another .30 inch of rain to up season total to 8.54 inches compared with only 3.97 at this time a year ago. Morris Durham to direct some 80 public school faculty members in a "Gay Nineties Symphony" as a PTA milk fund benefit. THE ALMANAC Today is Tuesday. Feb. 25. the 56th day of 1964 with 310 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The evening stars are Venus and Jupiter. Those born today include the great operatic tenor, Enrico Caruso, at Naples in 1873. On this day in history: In 1804, a group of congressmen unanimously nominated Thomas Jefferson for president. In 1901, J. P. Morgan incorporated the U.S. Steel Corporation in New Jersey, the first "billion-dollar corporation." In 1948, the Communists seized complete control of Czechoslovakia. A thought for the day—Athenian dramatist Europides once said: "Who neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future." TELEVISION TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 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—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—Battleline 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 13—Wanderlust (C> S: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) U—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—Telephone Hour (C) 7—Fugitive 9—Movie 11, 13—News 10:30—13—Country Music Time 11:00— 2, 4. 5, 7—News 11—Movie 13—Boston Blackie 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—I Married Joan 9—King and Odie 11—Jack LaLanne 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guideposts 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 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 Sothcrn 11:45— 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— Cartoonville II—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 It—Movie 13—Ann Sothcrn 2:53— 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13—Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—My Little Margie 4—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 Up 4:45—13—Rocky and His Friends LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Swords, bows, arrows WASHINGTON (UPD—It is well known that foreign intclli gence agents closely monitor U.S. publications hoping to pick up pieces of useful information Security experts say that a tidbit here and a tidbit there can sometimes be fitted together to form a composite picture of a military plan or development that is supposed to be secret. That being the case. I would surely like to know what the foreign spy apparatus makes of an item appearing in the current issue of the Army-Navy- Air Force Journal and Register. The headline reads: "Navy revises uniform rules; sword will be mandatory." And the article goes on to report that all Navy officers will be required to own a sword by the end of this year. "Heretofore." it explains, "only regular Navy officers have come under the sword policy." The article describes the swords as "ceremonial" but a good intelligence agent can't afford to take anything for granted. It might be a "cover" story designed to mask a new concept in naval weaponry. I'll wager they are working overtime down at the cloak-and- dagger plant trying to figure out the significance of American sword rearmament. Very likely some of the more alert agents will link the comeback of the Navy sword with an article recently published in the Smithsonian Institution's annual report. It relates the improvements that modern science has wrought in the bow and arrow. "Though unchanged in principle, the instruments of archery today differ profoundly in detail from their prehistoric and historic prototypes," the report says. "Changes in design, materials and construction have contributed imcomparably to precision in performance, hence to greater accuracy in the hands of the skillful user. 'Even the fantastic skills attributed to Robin Hood and his outlaws of Sherwood Forest does not surpass that of many of our present-day bowmen." Furthermore, it adds, there are more archers in the United States now than there were WASHINGTON — Washington stirs with an awkward and a dangerous reality. The bipartisan foreign policy of this nation is being undercut in an area of maximum crisis. Southeast Asia, by the Democratic leader of the Senate, Mike Mansfield of Montana. Senator Mansfield has formed a quasi-alliance with President Charles de Gaulle of France, who is trying to split the West with a reckless demand for a "neutralization" of Southeast Asia that is likely to destroy what remains of the anit-Com- munist position in South Viet Nam. Mansfield's recommendation that sympathetic consideration be given to de Gaulle's proposals has hit a heavy blow to the American program of military assistance to South Viet Nam in its long struggle against Communist invaders from t h e north. President Johnson has repeatedly made it plain that t h e United States will not withdraw from south Viet Nam while marauding Communist forces are attacking that country from the north. In this he has the support of at least four-fifths of the entire membership of Congress, Republican and Democratic alike. He has thus far remained silent on Senator Mansfield's statement. A President needs a close relationship with the Senate leader of his own party, and the White House inevitably must walk softly in this embarrassing matter. The Senate Republicans, however — who remain fully committed along with the President against a "neutralization" that would in fact leave the Communists in control of Southeast Asia — are moving to the counterattack. They arc moving regretfully, for Mansfield is both liked and respected in the Senate. And the chief Democratic foreign policy spokesman of the Senate. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, has suggested that we had better try to bolster South Viet Nam against continuing armed Communist assaults before we talk much about the Southeast Asia of the long future. The Senate Republican leader. Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, has pointed out that a 10-year- old "neutralization" of Viet Nam's neighbor, Laos, still finds Communist troop cadres at work in plain violation of treaty pledges. He has observed, too. that another "neutralized" neighboring country. Cambodia, has just "kicked the United States in the teeth" by rejecting any continued American association. Sen. Jacob K. Javits t'R.. N.- Y.) has rebuked senator Mansfield with the observation: "The American people arc back of what is being done in South Viet Nam —they are not in any mood to back away. If they are, they should not be. We are taking casualties there, but the alternatives arc far more dire." But the greatest damage of all done by Mansfield's speech is in South Viet Nam itself. Reliable American correspondents there report that the South Vietnamese regime, already hard beset on every side, is now in deep fear of neutralist sentiment in the United States. The "neutralist" solution favored by de Gaulle, it is pointed out, is precisely what the Communists have always advocated as the first step to Com- ' munist conquest. This is the whole, unbroken, undeniable history of "neutralization" i n Southeast Asia: first the destruction of military will among the anit-Communists by promises of a neutralized peace, and then the Communist onrush into the resulting power vacuum. Senator Mansfield declared at one point that he was speaking personally, and by- implication not as Democratic leader of the Senate. This, however honestly intended, was sheer illusion. There is no difference abroad between what Mansfield says as an individual and what he says as majority leader. Certainly the Vietnamese cannot make this fine distinction amid Communist fire upon their troops. Nor can the Senator rightly take comfort for a semi-pacifist approach in the fact that Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara recently expressed "hope" that the bulk of American forces in South Viet Nam could be withdrawn by the end of 1965. Of course he said it. as he had often before. But his essential purpose was to force the Vietnamese to pull up their socks and not reckon forever on American assistance. (Copyright, 1964. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Inhalation of molds may cause skin disease By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—What causes atopic dermatitis and how can I get rid of it? A—It is frequently caused by the inhalation of various molds, including the very common pen- icillium from which penicillin is made. They are found in the soil and are less prevalent when the ground is covered with snow and most widespread in the fall when the ground is covered with rotting vegatation. The exact cause in your case can be determined by the usual skin tests. Desensitizing treatment is effective in most victims and is well worth trying. Q—I have been taking Dcprol tablets daily for my nerves for more than two years. Is it harmful to keep taking them? A—You are taking a combination that contains two different kinds of tranquilizer. Two years is a long time to have to use such a crutch. Isn't it about time you got to the root of your problem and weaned yourself away from these potentially harmful drugs? Q—What causes cerebral isch­ emia? What are the symptoms and the remedy? A—Cerebral ischemia is a lack of blood supply to the brain and the chief symptom is fainting. It may occur as a result of getting up suddenly from lying down, from a sudden emotional shock or following a severe hemorrhage. It may also occur in early pregnancy or as a result of an overdose of various drugs, especially insulin, and from many other causes. No single remedy would benefit all these causes. Q — My husband, 52, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and has been unable to work for the past four months. Is there any hope for his recov- among the Indians in the same area before Columbus discovered the New World. I don't know how foreign agents will interpret these items but I relate them to the controversy over the reliability of U.S. missiles. Should an emergency develop and the missiles fail, perhaps the Navy swordsmen can keep the enemy at bay pending a counterattack with ICBA's (Intercontinental bows and arrows). cry? A—This is a disease of t h e motor nerves of the spinal cord. It causes muscular wasting or atrophy. There is a slow paralysis which is progressive. The cause is unknown and as yet no cure has been found. Q — You recently recommended giving brewer's yeast to children as a source of vitamin B. Isn't there a danger that one could get thrush by eating yeast? A — There is a remote possibility that a person who works with yeast daily might, after many years, develop a thrush­ like infection, largely through inhaling the yeast spores. True thrush is caused by an entirely different fungus. Taking brewer's yeast by mouth in the prescribed amount has not been shown to cause any type of illness. Q — T recently had an electroencephalogram. My doctor said it showed a mild dysrhy­ thmia. What does that mean? A — Dysrhythmia is an abnormal alteration of the rhythmic brain waves. Persons whose dysrhythmia is mild may have petit mal attacks of epilepsy. This is epilepsy in its mildest form and in some persons the dysrhythmia may be so mild that no attacks occur or occur very rarely. Sororate Is a term used to designate all marriages with a wife's sister whether during the lifetime of the first wife or after her death. With remarkable unanimity, aborigines explain sororal poly­ gyny on the grounds that sisters are unlikely to quarrel as co-wives.

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