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February 28, 1964

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4 - Friday, Feb. 28,19M Redlands Doily focfs Lockheed sells 120-inch motor project to Aerojet Lockheed Propulsion company got just a little sentimental over an old friend this week — it's 120-inch rocket motor. Now that the company has gone on to greater things, a 156-inch motor, what the fol lowing story says is that the 120-inch was sold to Aerojet But here's the way Lockheed's public relations department spelled out the sale (wilh- out quotes): Old soldiers never die. They just ship out. An "old soldier" that served honorably for Lockheed Propulsion Company and the Air Force in pioneering the development of giant segmented soild propellant rocket motors today re-enlisted for a new hitch in the nation's large booster rocket program. Rctreaded and shipped out, the veteran is enroute to Aero­ jet-General Corporation's Dade County, Fla., plant to begin its new tour of duty. The transfer is the result of a dollar-saving scheme worked out among the two contractors and the Space Systems Division, Air Force Systems Command, to get double duty out Planners approve trailer park for Calimesa SAN BERNARDINO (CNS) Location of a 46-space trailer park on a six and half acre site in Calimesa was approved Thursday by the Counly Plan ning Commission, despite oppo sition from owners of adjacent property. The applicant for the site approval was Joe Mulder, and his property is on the south side of 5th street, about 400 feet north of County line road. It is now in open field. The opposition was led by Forrest Rehkopf, who has been against the trailer project since Mulder first applied last year to the County for a zone change apartment house residential use for his property. Rehkopf operates a fertilize! truck business. He told comis- sioners Thursday that his truck and trailer represents an investment of S30.000 and that there arc a half-million chickens within a few miles of his residence and place of business, adjacent to the proposed trailer park. "I know people won't be happy with the smell or the noise," Rehkopf said. He told comissioners he sometimes starts his truck up at 3 a.m. and predicted that trailer park residents would object. Neil Pfulb, county planning director, declared that the Mulder land has just been zoned for apartments, so that any residential use could go onto the land and tenants object to the noise and smell. County law allows use of land zoned for apartments for a trailer park, after approval of the site. Comissioner Will C. Collett asked wben Rehkopf had started his business, and the fertilizer truck operator said it was three and a half years ago. But he added that he has lived on the property for 20 years. Another protest was filed by Albert Breshears. He said: "I'm keeping animals, and I know he's going to gripe and there'll be a lot of complaints." But commissioners approved the site for a trailer park. It developed that similar approval had been granted in 1955, but that the development had never taken place. The commission action Thursday had been delayed from an earlier hearing, because the County Board of Supervisors were weighing Rehkopf's pro tests against the change of zon ing needed for a trailer park. Contempt fines levied in San Bernardino Fines of $50 each were levied against four members of the Communications Workers ot America for contempt of court in the long strike against General Telephone company in San Bernardino. Superior Judge Henry M. Busch assessed the fines yesterday although the four were found guilty at a hearing in December. The four listed by the court were Glenn Smalley, Ray Neal, Don Cameron and Leroy Puckett. They were found guilty on a specific clause in an injunction against mass picketing which prohibited use of vile and abusive language to non-strikers. A tOX WEST COAST THEATtt • 133 Cojon Stroi • FY. 3-4331 Week Days Cont. from 7 P.M. Sit. Cent, from 10:30 A.M. Sun. Cont. from 2 P.M. Walt Disney Presents "The Mis(s) Adventures of MERLIN JONES" Also in Color "Disneyland After Dark" of a 10-foot diameter rocket motor case, which, in its day. was the largest diameter solid propellant motor ever tested in the Free World. Its d a y was less than two years ago — May 12, 1962. The Air Force-sponsored static firing at Lockheed Propulsion's Polrero facility near Beaumont Calif., confirmed in two historic minutes the practicality of 120 inch-dimeter segmented solid propellant rocket motors, and of a method of steering them by injecting into the nozzle a fluid which would react chem ically with blazing exhaust gases. Today, under government sponsorship, both Lockheed Pro pulsion and Aerojet-General are building much larger solid rockets to pace the rapid-fire technological advances of the national effort to develop multimillion-pound thrust solid boosters for military and civilian space missions. Lockheed will test fire late this spring a segmented 156- inch diameter motor, considered by military planners the largest size that can be transported by conventional highway or railroad. Aerojet-General is working on a 260-inch diameter motor, so huge that it requires water transportation. To handle this behemoth, the company has established its new plant in Dade County, near Miami. The "old soldier" that was of heroic size in 1962 will play the supporting role of a sub-scale test vehicle for Aerojet's effort. It will be fitted with an exhaust nozzle comparable to the one to be used on the 260 inch motor, the static-fired to give vital information on combustion stability and other performance characteristics. Aero­ jet's engineers will study this information carefully before proceeding with the full-scale test. To prepare the 120-incher for its new assignment, Lockheed's rocket technicians disassembcld it, cleaned out charred insula tion in the three segments sand blasted, repainted and reassembled the motor for shipment. Just as any veteran shipping over, the motor required a re enlistment physical examination. Lockheed's product assurance specialists pressurized the motor in a hydrotest designed to verify its strength and air- tightness. This was followed by a magnaflux inspection tech nique, in which magnetic particles in an oil base show up any microscopic cracks or flaws when viewed under black light. The "motor medics" pronounced the refurbished casing physically fit to return to the firing line. CITRUS OUTLOOK By W. A. Brunton Poultryman wins variance for expansion SAN BERNARDINO (CNS') — A Yucaipa area poultryman, Thursday won a variance to allow expansion of his operation from a doubtful County Planning Comission. The commissioon, after approving the variance by a five- two vote, ordered the applicant George T. Swinncy, to write a letter holding the county free from any responsibility for damages he might suffer from getting the variance. The difficulty lies in the fact that Swinney's property, three acres on the west side of 2nd street, north of County line road, is zoned for residential use. The chicken ranch, in operation for 18 years, is a non-conforming use of the property. As such, Swinney asked for a variance to allow him to double the capacity of his facilities. He said be wants to build about 18,000 square feet of additional cages and other shelters. As his property is 198 feet wide, he also stated the facilities would be 35 feet from side property lines. But Neil Pfulb, county planning director, told the commis- WILLIAM G. MOORE. Publiihtr. FRANK E. MOORE. Editor. Published every evening (except Sundayl at Facta building, 700 Brook- ilde at Center. Redlands, California. Founded October 23. 1890, 74tb year. Entered as second class matter October S3. 1890. it the Post Office at Redlands. California, under act oi March 3. 1878. SUBSCRIPTION RATE I In Advance) Br Carrier Delivery On« Month I 1JS« Ihrre Months «.S« six Montns One X.ir 16.«i One Month Ona Tear _ By Mall _S 1.50 _ 18.0U r PACIFIC DRIVE-IN THEATRES ^ Show Starts 6:30 P. M. — All Drive-ins BASELINE DRIVE-IN NEW RITZ THEATRE 423 "E" St. — San Bdno. Cont. Noon — TU 85317 Great Heart-Warming Drama Co-Hit! Baseline Troy Donahue - Connie Stevens "Palm Spring* Weekend" Color "AMERICA, AMERICA" Co-Hit! Ritz Selected Short Subjects TRI-CITY DRIVE-IN B*" Ca'*on and RcdUndi NEW CREST THEATRE 5th & "E" Stt. San Bdno. Cont. 12:30 — TU 8-4247 Paul Newman Edward G. Robinson "THE PRIZE" (Both In Color) Audi* Murphy "Gunfight at Comanche Creek" Grand Jury reports on Board of Trade The basic function of the County Board of Trade "'is to exhibit, exploit and sell the benefits and values of our county to the rest of the world." But can the office do this with its present facilities? The 1963 County Grand Jury doesn't think so. Here's what the committee, headed by Virgil Luke of Redlands with James Clark as committee member, had to say about the Board of Trade: 1—The office facilities are so unattractive and inadequate that it appears impossible for to present a good or favorable "first imprssion" to any prospective businesses, investors or individuals who are considering future locations for themselves or their principals. 2—The permanent office appears to be understaffed to perform the duties we assume are delegated to it. It was therefore recommended that: 1—The office facilities should be improved into a worthwhile public relations instrument. If this cannot be accomplished in the present location, it should be moved. 2—A study be made as to the actual functions required of this department, then staffed accordingly. The orange market did an over the scratches and punc abrupt about face this week turcs an( j otners are confining and what had been a sticky sit- -_, ,„ „„ _ . . . .-j tneir harvesting to groves in uaUon turned into an active de- . * * mand with improved prices. wmd Protected areas. Prond- The one ingredient that hadjing there are no further winds been lacking, the promotion by| a nd the weather remains dry chain stores and large retailjthe present difficulties should outlets, was back again and this ; be overcome in another week or was the difference between ajten days. Until that time cx- sluggish market and a healthy|ireme caution will be required one. | if satisfactory deliveries are Probably the influencing fac-i going to be made, tor that has regained the sup-| Last week probably saw the port at the retail level is the j bottom of the recent dip in the vastly improved condition of arrivals of Central California Navels. A period of several weeks following the holidays saw many cars of the northern fruit arriving in poor condition as a result of continued wet and foggy weather in the San market. The auction average declined to $3.48 per carton delivered from S3.65 the preceding week while the over-all average, which includes private as well as auction, declined to S2.67 from $2.71 F.O.B. shipping point. Indications are that both indexes will Joaquin valley. Now thatj'noexes win register an im- wealher has returned to norm- Pavement when the figures for al shippers in that area are the current week arc totaled, able to grade out fruit that isj Prorate for the present week not suitable for market and j were increased during the per- are able to make sound deliv-|market was back on the track, cries. Shippers in Central California Actually, many buyers are in-! wer * given an increase of 75 PtANET TRACKS — In this 40-minute exposure taken last evening, Jupiter (left) and Venus leave their tracks on the film. Although separated by millions of miles in space the planets now appear closely paired in the evening, western sky. With the brilliant "stars" just to the right of the palm at 6:30 p.m. the camera shutter was opened; at 7-.10 p.m. the exposure was ended. Actually it is the rotation of the earth that makes the objects appear to move downward, as with the sun. (Facts photo by Frank E. Moore) sion that somebody can build residences on adjacent property and then demand that Swinney's buildings be 100 feet away. "This," said Pfulb, "could mean that Mr. Swinney would have only eight feet of property on which to have any cages at all." He explained that new residences on both sides, each five feet from the property line, could demand the 100 feet ot space between the dwellings and the cages, taking 95 feet from each side of Swinney's property and leaving him only eight feet from the cages. Pfulb added that the validity of the 100- foot demand had been upheld in court Swinney said he doubted that the adjacent land would be developed for residences. Comis­ sion John Littleton made the motion to approve the variance request. Comissioners Will C. Collett and F. G. Yoder voted against the motion. Collett said he did not want to share in what might not be a completely legal action, and Yoder said he doubted whether the ordinance under which the commission voted would support the action. cheating a preference for Central California fruit over that from the south. The high winds of recent weeks have made it difficult for shippers in Southern California to grade out all of the damaged fruit and complaints are now being heard about condition on arrival of fruit from this area. While it is possible to grade out fruit that has been severely damaged it is impossible to detect many of the small skin punctures which develop into trouble after packing and shipping. Some shippers in the south have curtailed operations until the fruit has a chance to heal No further arrests in land fraud cases There have been no further arrests by sheriffs detectives in the Lake Arrowhead land fraud conspiracy and three of four suspects have been released on bail, it was reported today. "Any additional arrests hinge upon further investigation," Sheriff Frank Bland announced. Four men charged in the conspiracy were arrested in Los Angeles Wednesday. One suspect, Frank Samuel Graber, 56, has been unable to post $27,500 bail and is confined in County Jail. The other men, Frank Anthony Matranga, 52: Herbert Louis Roberts, 30; and James Michael Lavin, 65, have posted bail. All four men must appear in San Bernardino Municipal Court March 13 at 9:15 a.m. for a preliminary hearing on charges of conspiracy to commit grand theft, grand theft and forgery. They are accused of fraudulently obtaining title to 50 tax delinquent properties in the Lake Arrowhead area and selling them. Staniforth named judge in San Diego superior court Robert O. Staniforth, a 1934 graduate of Redlands high school, was appointed a superior court judge in San Diego this week by Gov. Edmund G. Brown. Judge Staniforth, who was graduated from the USC law school in 1945, has been a municipal court judge in San Diego since 1959. He is a brother of the late H. O. L. Staniforth, Redlands park superintendent for many years. Mrs. Staniforth still resides in Redlands. Prior to his appointment to the municipal court, Judge Staniforth had served as a research attorney for Federal Judge William Healy, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and for Phil Gibson, chief justice of the California Supreme court. Judge Staniforth is married and lives with his wife and two children in San Diego. FRI., SAT., SUN. ONLY! TACOS 6 <<>' 99' PHONE ORDERS SAVE WAITING FOR FAST SERVICE CALL 793-1296 B & B DRIVE-IN Highway 99 at Alabama Redlands cars and in the south 50 cars making the total for this week 800 and 475 respectively. At its meeting in Los Angeles yester day the Navel Orange Administrative Committee set prorate for next week at 775 cars from the north and 475 from Southern California. Arizona will be allowed to ship 75 cars of Valencias next week. PUC approves C.W.&T.rate change '$19,000 a year. Tha effective:sons with what are classified as !date is March 15. ("suburban" phones and are now I The Mcntonc base rate area' 0 " 10-party lines. The exact 'will be expanded by 1.20 milesi areas involved were not itumedi- Uo reduce mileage charges t 0 lately determinable. 212 subscribers; the Rcdlandjj ; base rate area will be enlarged The Slate Public Utilities Com-; by 3.49 miles, reducing mileage mission approved today a pro-j charges to 713 subscribers, and posal by California Water and Yucaipa base rate area will be Telephone company to expand three base rate areas in the Redlands exchange which will result in savings to 1,750 sub-i QUOTE OF DAY ST PAUL. Minn. — Jack Messicci talking about the strip tease contests for working girls at his bar which were banned expanded by 3.48 miles, reducing mileage charges to 823 sub-jby police: scribers. "Some of the girls danced It was understood that these like elephants and the crowd scribers totaling approximately) mileage reductions apply to per-loved it." LAST CHANCE! Today and Saturday Is Our Last Chance To Win the "Trip to Paris" Contest . . . WE'RE NOW . . . 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Non-Glare Rear View Mirror. 70 Amp. Autolite Battery. ^ Factory Label Contest • Price S47S4 Price THIS WEEK END ONLYI • ficif mirror* i w 3995 INC. Dial 793-2141 Safes Staff Ready To Serve You 420 W. Redlands Blvd. Norman Martinez, Bob Ellis, Don O'leary, Andy Anderson, Leo Crane t

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