Page 10 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 29, 1964 Gift of service still the best Despite its apparent simplicity — people helping people — it was an idea that couldn't work. It was iffy, full of hidden complications. It was idealistic, and that was worst of all in a world of hard, cruel facts. It was just another boon waiting to be dog- gled, a camel with his nose in the tent, a minor budgetary item ready to balloon into an oppressive, wasteful bureaucratic dollar-swallower. But they gave it a try, and sure enough, the next year it was back, wanting more money and more people. And the year after that, the same story. Yet Congress was only too happy to oblige — for wonder of wonders, the darned thing worked. People seemed to go for this "idealism" bit; you had to beat them away from the door. Not just youngsters, who haven't learned yet that idealism doesn't work in this world, but older folks, too — retired people, who ought to know better. All of them wanted to give years of their lives simply to help others in any way they could. And those they helped loved it. Wherever the helpers came, the "Yankee go home" sign makers went out of business. It was three years ago on March 1 that John F. Kennedy signed the presidential executive order setting up the United States Peace Corps. It may well have been his greatest work. Mount Vernon view There is much to be said for the idea that the federal government ought to take a hand, where necessary, in preserving natural beauties that are a part of our national heritage. The generalization applies to the concept of preserving certain wilderness areas in their natural state. It also applies, in more specialized way, to such a thing as the view from George Washington's estate of Mount Vernon. At present, the view from Mount Vernon across the Potomac river is still much the same as it was when Washington wrote, "No estate in United America is more pleasantly situated than this on one of the finest rivers in the world." The view is threatened by proposals for a sewage treatment plant and real estate developments on the wooded shore in Prince Georges county, Maryland. In 1961 Congress agreed that preservation of the view more or less as Washington saw it was in the public interest, and authorized the purchase of 1,100 acres across the river. A year later, funds were appropriated to buy a small tract Other pieces of land were donated by private citizens, subject to completion of the purchase program. But since then further appropriations have been stymied, on the grounds that this is a local matter outside the federal interest The trouble with this position is that, if the federal government does not complete the purchase program, the chances of its being done by Prince Georges county are fairly remote. There is danger that the whole project might go by the board, with the result that visitors to Mount Vernon would eventually look across the river to see buildings and roads instead of the wooded slopes that Washington loved. Those who think of themselves as hardheaded and practical may shrug and say, "Small loss." Others — and we among them —think it would be a pity for the nation not to act in concert to perserve this bit of its Colonial heritage. Welcome to the club If Albania didn't exist, the U.S. would have to invent a reasonable facsimile, if only to remind us that the cold war cuts two ways. Albania's seizure of the Soviet Union's embassy building was a violation of all accepted diplomatic behavior and is not to be condoned by anyone. It helps a little, though, to realize that while the giant United States must put up with a painful Cuban heel, giant Russia must stand by impotently and choke on its own indignation when little Albania kicks her in the slats. The Newsreel "I'll love you, Francie Sue," he murmured into her ear, "until the sands of the desert grow cold and the Beatles are bald." Congressman Sludgepump isn't too happy about this campaign against voter apathy. An informed electorate, he feels, tends to be a nosey electorate. The most important aptitude a young man can have these days is an aptitude for taking aptitude tests. The little boy down the block reports that his mother is on a gormet food kick and he's about to run away from home. Great Britain complains of the "Brain Drain" which is sending its best scientists to America. Heck, we'll give them back eventually. After all, we let the Beatles go. It's probably true, as L.B.J. says, that people all over the world really love us. But before telling us so, they heave a few rocks to attract our attention. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bid Moore By BILL MOORE GOTTINGEN, Germany — "Roll Out the Barrel, We'll Have a Barrel of Fun" might well have been what the gay students of Gottingen, famous German university, were singing Sunday noon in the noisy Rathskeller. A fraternity with members wearing hats of the kind seen in "The Student Prince" w a s singing boisterously rocking back and forth arm in arm i <5 is the German custom. There were smiles and laughing stimulated by big steins .1 beer. It was time to celebrate. The semester had just concluded and school would not take up again until May. The Rathskeller, a restaurant in the cellar below the ages old Rathaus (city hall), is a gathering place for students. In many places in the large room with vaulted ceiling, hang coats of arms of the fraternities. The members wear the hats which are two inches high and have distinctive bands, distinguishing the societies to which they belong. One student had a whistle. When he blew it, he ordered a degree of calm. There were calls of "speech, speech," in German. There were cat calls and laughing and no one paid attention to the "speech" which lasted all of three or four sentences. At a table some distance away sat another hatted fraternity, with girl friends. They were quiet and a dignified contrast to the rowdies at the other end of the keller. In summertime the Sunday celebrations take place in t h e square outside the Rathaus where a bronze goose girl presides at the top of a fountain. She is said to be the most kissed "girl" in Germany because every successful Ph. D. candidate climbs to her perch and kisses her. As Gottingen has a student body of 10,000, all of whom are what the Germans call graduate students, there are many successful candidates for advanced degrees. If one Icoked closely at t h e happy faces of the fraternity members, he might see a scar on the forehead — the result of a fencing duel. In the old German tradition, students still fence and no man is really a man until he has been scarred. The duelists wear protective clothing except from just above the chin to the scalp. The fencing swords are sharp only on the third nearest the point. The duel is conducted under strict rules and with a doctor in attendance. Sometimes it is quite a bloody affair. Modern tradition is that a gentleman will only wound his foe above the eyebrows because such wounds heal without leaving much of a scar. Dr. Gerhard Hoffmann, Gottingen graduate who with h i s wife, Gisela. lived in Redlands last year, told us that the present day students would like to abolish dueling, but "the old boys won't hear of it." Mrs. Hoffmann taught German at the U. of R. while her husband was similarly engaged at University of California Riverside. Gottingen has had no campus and its buildings are scattered hither and yon in the old city, but soon it will have new buildings in an area devoted solely to the University. Gottingen is a state school and hundreds of millions of Marks are being spent to develop the new campus. Much of the town looks like a construction zone because there is so much building going on. At the Hoffmanns' apartment in a new subdivision in the suburbs of Gottingen we met Dr. ASSIGNMENT: West Ensenada attractive seaport of 50,000 By Neil Morgan V TH& TH£ORV IS, OP£N TH&D00R4N& L&T HIM SOAfV 1 •im, f A Teletips TOP SHOW: — 7:30, Chan. 7. "The Sage of Western Man." Special documentary and third in the series on Western civilization. Today, "1898," focusing on the broad sweep of historical change that characterized the turn of the century and the emergence of the U.S. as a leading world power. 7:30 — Chan. 4. The Lieutenant. "In the Highest Tradition."' Lt. Rice is assigned as an adviser on a movie about a Marine hero — unaware that the hero is hiding an important secret. 8:30 — Chan. 2. The Defenders. "A Taste of Ashes." The Prestons become involved in a cannibalism case. 9:00 — Chan. 7. Hollywood Palace. Efram Zimbalist Jr. is tonight's host. Performers are Kate Smith, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the Wallendas, Tim Conway, Sons of the Pioneers. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Happy birthday to all of you "Leap Year" babies. But five years ago was not a "leap year," so this column stays blank today — just like your birthday did that year. and Mrs. Tom Broadbent. He is dean of students and head of the German department at University of California, Riverside. Dr. Broadbent came to Gottingen last September with 64 University of California students who enrolled and are taking regular courses. First they had an intensive two months course in German and they have tutors to help them surmount the language barrier. The students are also enrolled at U.C. and are given their exams by U.C. This is the first year for U.C. at Gottingen. It also has students at Bordeaux, France, and Padua, Italy. Later schools arc planned in Tokyo and Korea. The U. C. students are all doing graduate work and some are Ph. D. candidates. They will escape the Gottingen duels, but probably not the big steins of beer that make the Rathskeller so popular. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. TELEVISION BERRY'S WORLD SATURDAY EVENING 5:00— 2—Movie 5—Movie 7—Wide World of Sports 11—Cinnamon Cinder 5:30—11—Top Star Bowling 5:50— 9—News 6:00— 4—News and Sports (c) 9—Abbott & Costello 13—Rocky & His Friends 6:30- 4—News Conference (C) SUNDAY EVENING 3:30— 7—Conversations 9—New Orleans Open 4:00— 2—One of a Kind 4—World of Golf (C) 7—Press Conference 13— Robin Hood 4:30— 7—Science All-Stars 5—Boots and Saddles 13—Movie 5—Jimmie Rodgers 7—Nation at War 9—Our Miss Brooks 11—Movie 13—Bourbon St. Best 6:45— 2—News 7:00— 2—Sea Hunt 4—Great Conversations 5—Jack Barry 7—Have Gun — Will Travel 9—Movie 7:30— 2—Jackie Gleason 4—Lieutenant 7—Sage of Western Man 13—Deadline 8:00— 5—Leave it to Beaver 11—UCLA-USC Gymnastics 13—Movie 8:30— 2—Defenders 4—Joey Bishop (c) 5—Movie 7—Lawrence Welk 9—Movie 9:00— 4—Movie (C) 9:30— 2—Phil Silvers 7—Hollywood Palace 10:00— 2—Gunsmoke 5—Dan Smoot 11—News 13—Caravan 10:15— 5—Manion Forum 10:25— 9—Movie 10:30— 5—Movie 7—Movie 11—Naked City 11:00— 2, 4—News 11—Movie 11:15— 2—Movie 11:30— 4—Movie SUNDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Learning '64 5—Adventist Hour 7—Movie 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Variedades 9:30— 2—Discovering Art 5:00— 2—Alumni Fun 4—Wild Kingdom (C) 5—Blue Angels 7—Trailmaster 9—Movie 11—Movie 5:30— 2—Amateur Hour 4—G-E College Bowl (c) 5—Invisible Man 6:00— 2—Twentieth Century 4—Meet the Press (C) 5—Polka Parade 7—Movie 13—Rocky & His Friends 6:30— 2—Mister Ed 4—Biography 9—Maverick 11—Movie 13—Rod Rocket 7:00— 2—Lassie 4—Bill Dana 5—Movie 13—Outlaws 7:30— 2—My Favorite Martian 4—Disney's World 7—Jaimie McPheeters 9—Movie 8:00— 2—Ed Sullivan 13—Tis the Season to Pay Taxes 8:30— 4—Grindl 7—Arrest and Trial 11—Bold Journey 13—Ski Show 9:00— 2—Judy Garland 4—Bonanza (c) 5—Mr. Lucky 11—Boston Symphony 13—Operation Success 9:30— 5—It is Written 9—Bus Stop 13—Dan Smoot 9:45—13—Capitol Reporter 10:00— 2— Candid Camera 4—Britain: Changing Guard (C) 5—Freedom University 7—Movie 11—News. 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The moon is approaching its last quarter. The evening stars are Venus and Jupiter. Those born today are under the sign of Pisces. On this day in history: In 1872, Queen Victoria of Great Britain narrowly missed death at the hands of a would- be assassin, Albert O'Connor, an 18-year-old revolutionary. In 1956, President Eisenhower put an end to many months of speculation and announced he would run for another term. In 1956, a federal court in Birmingham ordered the University of Alabama to reinstate Autherine Lucy, first Negro to enroll at the school. That same day, university trustees "permanent expelled" her for making "outrageous, false and baseless accusations" against university officials in her attempts to set aside a previous suspension which had been ordered for "safety" precautions. A thought for the day—The German philosopher Wilhelm Hegel once said: "Life has a value only when it has something valuable as its object." ENSENADA, Mexico — Earth movers groan and creak through the night on the Pacific cliffs between here and San Diego as Mexicans push toward completion of a fast and scenic toll road connecting the U. S. border freeways with Baja California's oldest community. On a Saturday afternoon, several thousand tourists drive the narrow old road, 67 miles southward from Tijuana at the border, for a taste of small town Mexico. The half-moon bay beside which this town of 50,000 is built has become a busy port. Blasting out a mountainside for a jetty in a S4 million port opened in 1958, Ensenadans dynamited the old approach to the city. No longer does the tourist turn a sharp curve overlooking the sea and find the town spread suddenly beneath him. But it is possible to approach Ensenada now over the mountain through a Miguel Aleman subdivision which affords a Riviera - like view of bay, town and the beige mountains to the east. The visitor sees a town cleaner and more prosperous than the border cities, with fewer rinkydink saloons, and some first-rate shops (Ensenada prices on imports are low because it is a free port, like Tijuana). Trucks drive out on the jetty to load bales of cotton from Mexican" Valley, olives and olive oil from El Sauzal, salt from San Quintin, and cement from a massive S4.8 million Ensenada factory which was the first heavy industry of the state of Baja California. Servicing the port are freighters of European and South American registry, and the coastal cattle boats that beat their rugged way up from La Paz, around the tip of Baja California 700 miles to the south, with their cargoes of cattle for the more populous border cities; Ensenada, Tijuana and Mexicali. The weekend brings not only U. S. tourists, but families from the farming valleys around En-' senada. They park in pickup and panel trucks at the curbs of streets away from the tourist blocks, the children sprawled over the seats munching candies or pastries or sipping tinned juices and bottled soda pop, the delicacies of the city. Hand in hand, the children stroll inside Ensenada's clean and colorful movie houses. As dusk falls, the teen-agers drift toward the green grass of the town plaza; the bandstand is empty, but tacos and soda pop are for sale at booths below the bandstand. A few of their ciders find their way into the cantinas, but mostly the men sit at shoe shine stands or in cafes while their wives nurse the infants in the trucks or stroll the sidewalks staring at fancy dresses, television sets, and jackets of American pop records in the garish disc shops of the main street. Over loud speakers aimed at the sidewalk come the voices of the Beatles. On the bayfront, first-rate motels lure the U. S. visitors. A good French restaurant. El Rey Sol, offers some of the best food in town. In a dark bar named Chuy's, a guitarist strums classic Spanish music. And behind overgrown cedar trees on a lagoon at the south end of Ensenada, a monument to a gaudy past sits locked in lonely dignity; the Hotel Riviera del Pacifico. Jack Dempsey was a member of the combine which built this grand hotel in 1930, when Mexican casinos were at their peak. Las Vegas was a Union Pacific Railroad stop in those days, and the movie crowd of a glamorous Hollywood era came south across the border to play at this hotel. Only its red tile roofs are the same. Peering through dusty windows, one sees its giant lobby with fading tapestries, a battered grand piano, and sagging sofas. The wheels and tables of its casino have disappeared, and the big room, once guarded by eight gunners behind wall slits, now bears only the collapsed balloons and tattered crepe paper streamers of a party long forgotten. Two uprooted cedars almost block the porte-cochere through which entered the stars of another era. Only the hotel dormitory is occupied; outside, washing is hung out to dry, dogs bark and snap, and children stare at visitors. There were marriage ceremonies here for Ann Sheridan, Myrna Loy and Brian Donlevy. But with a stroke of his pen in 1934, Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas outlawed gambling. The hotel stayed open until 1939, but its fate was sealed. Nearby on the sand, new owners began to build a 200-room addition last year, hoping to pump fresh appeal into the old hotel. Now that project stands half-finished and stalemated. But no longer is Ensenada self conscious of its charming, seedy memento of the past. The Mexican government has budgeted $50 million for a ma- arina to make Ensenada a pleas- "ure-boat haven. Mayor Adolfo Ramirez is planning a potable water supply for a population of 100,000, which he foresees within a decade. His municipality is larger in area even than Los Angeles. He has jurisdiction over all the tiny oases and wasteland along the Pacific coast of Baja California for 475 miles to his south. For tourists who see Ensenada as a quaint village, Mayor Ramirez has news: There's nothing larger in all the 700 miles of Baja California to the south. IN HOLLYWOOD Hal March back, but oh! that exit By Erskino Johnson HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hal March of the curly black hair, gleaming teeth and comedian's look at life, is back in Hollywood and in a movie for the first time in eight years. "I just had my visa returned," he laughed. He was referring, reluctantly, to the 1956 movie, "Hear Me Good," in which he was starred when his emcee chores on television's "$64,000 Question" quiz show made him a national celebrity. The film was Hollywood's first and last experiment with the television speed technique of using three cameras and. . . "And it almost put me in the clothing business," March shudders. "We shot the film in eight days and instead of 'Hear Me Good' the title should have been 'Sorry.' "I left town after the first preview. My exit, at least, got a laugh. Remember? I married Candy Toxton and we went to the airport to fly to New York with her two children right after the wedding reception. "News photographers were there and one of them got a classic shot — Candy carrying the top of her wedding cake with me right behind carrying her six-month-old baby." The Doris Day-Rock Hudson film, titled "Send Me No Flowers," is the movie now returning March to the screen — and that was his sentiment when the quiz show scandals wiped the "$64,000 Question" off home screens. As the show's host, March was not involved in any of the backroom skull-druggery and he almost immediately found a new career for himself in Broadway plays such as "The Tender Trap," "Come Blow Your Horn" and "Two for the Seesaw." His comeback movie role gives him the part of a divorce lawyer with eyes for Doris and heckles for Rock Hudson. As to working with the towering Rock and Clint Walker, also in the film, he says: "I'm getting a real make-up job. They're making me taller." About Doris, he marvels:. "I remember when she was the girl singer on the radio show I had with Bob Sweeney. We paid her $100 a week." March and his wife — they have five children now — are selling their home in Scarsdale, N.Y., and moving to Hollywood. He has an idea for a television series in which he hopes to star. He feels there's room for him in more movies "as a fellow who can play comedy and still get the girl." Selected short subjects: When/"" r "' their adopted daughter arrives* July 3 — giving Jerry and Pat ti Lewis seven children — the) Lewises will add a new winx to their home.' Thirty-three rooms, they say, just aren't enough . . . Director Fred Zin- nemann bowed out of "Hawaii" but filming of James Micbener novel is still slated for production. . . . Eva Marie Saint signed a two-movie deal with MGM starting with "36 Hours" opposite James Garner and Rod Taylor. . . . Anna Maria Alberghetti is out to change her image with the role of an unwed mother in "The Oldest Story." . . . Juliet Prowse's manager (who keeps her salary going up and up) is named Mark Mordoh. Very appropriate, since it is pronounced: "More-dough." One Minute Pulpit He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. — Job 8:21. The young man who has not shed tears is a savage and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. — George Santayana.
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