Poge 12 REDIANDS, CAlffORNU MARCH 3, 1964 Disclosure of swift fighter comes as welcome surprise When the Army Air Coips dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, the best kept weapon secret in American history became known to the world. That the Manhattan project couid be hidden from the American people was an astonishing feat considering the number of people involved and the large plants such as Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Now the American people suddenly learn that in the Cold War it is also possible to keep remarkable weapon secrets. This comes with the disclosure by President Johnson that an interceptor aircraft capable of flying over 2000 miles per hour is nearing the end of a five year gestation period. Without a word being said in the newspapers, test models of this advanced aircraft are being flown at Edwards Air Force Base about 100 miles north of RedJands on the Mohave desert. Indeed, it is altogether possible that one or more of the sonic booms heard in Redlands recently have been created by shock waves from this craft. The need for such a fighter to protect our shores has become so embarrassingly obvious in the past year that the secret could hardly have been kept much longer. The British and the French are building an airliner to fly twice the speed of sound, — at home our government is considering design proposals from thi-ee aircraft companies for a mach 2.65 airliner. If the Air Force didn't hurry up, it would be unable to intercept and identify some flights by these fast airliners. Speed is not the only consideration. The range of interceptor aircraft must also be extended. Gen. Herbeit B. Thatcher, head of the Air Defense command, said at a recent interview at Norton AFB that the interceptor of tomorrow should be able to fly 800 miles out to sea and return. While the President revealed but meagre details about the A-11, the picture of it published on page 1 of the Facts yesterday showed that she is a huge bird. This would suggest that she carries an ample fuel supply to give range to her thii'sty engines. The size would also say that she carries the advanced weapon systems, including air-to-air missiles, necessary for aerial combat in which the closing rate bet\veen the two aircraft might be several thousand miJcs an hour. While the revelation by the President is reassuring as to the progress of aircraft rc- search and development, it leaves the layman \\-ondering if a lot of oral sham battles aren't being fought over weapon systems. Congress and Secretary of Defense McNamara have been continually at odds over the RB-70, commonly touted as the foIIow-on bomber for the B-52 as it grows obsolete. Perhaps there already is a follow-on weapon for the B-52 and the public simply does not know it So long as we have to keep some secrets from the Russians, we will have to keep them from our own people, too. De-bug the tramway Timid folks who have been putting off a trip on the Palms Springs tramway, will put off their e.vcursions a little longer because of the incident Saturday. For tile second time recently, the two cable cai-s were stalled by failui-es of the electrical system. On the fii"st occasion, a sheath of ice foiTTied on the electric line that runs atop the towers, slid down the wire and jammed at a tower causing a short outage. Again Satuitlay the trouble was electrical, but this time in the master control board at the Valley station. The cars were finally moved by applying gasoline power. There is no gainsaying the fact that both incidents have left people stalled in the hanging cars for some time. The Saturday delay was almost three hours, and it was nearly 2 a.m. before the last person was brought down from the lai^e lodge which is tlie mountain station. ^Vhile these stalls of the tramway cars cause inconvenience to the riders and discomfort when the delay is as long as three hours (there are only about six seats for tlie seventy-five passengei-s), they do not put the people in danger. The cars are firnily suspended from double cables. There has been no danger that the cars would be dropped on the steep side of ML San Jacinto. The incident Saturday demonstrated that it is possible to supply power for mo\ing the cars with a juiy rigged gasoline motor. Obviousl.v, tliese incidents will have a mildly depressing effect on tramway patronage. The management had l>etter retain the best consulting electrical engineer it can find and get him to de-bug the tram without delay. The Newsreel FootbaU coaches and astronauts would probably make bad senators. Our ideal legislator is a lawyer, who understands the impoitance of making laws complicated. Why shouldn't the atom eventually be tamed for peaceful purposes? Modem cooks ha\^ learned to control garlic Leopold Stokow-ski expresses dismay at the Beatles. We suppose his reservations are musical as he is in no position to knock another man 's hair-do. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By BILL MOORE WEST BERLLV - A sombre dusk cast a pail over the mound of earth that marks the bunker where .^dolf Hitler ended h i s life two decades ago. Horst Keller drove slowly as we looked across the bare ground where once stood the elegant chancellery of the mad ruler of the Third Reich. Not one human bemg was to be seen — in any direction. Nothing but the haunting ghost- lincss of the past. In the distance poster sized words in bright lights raced across the ton of a newspaper building, a beacon from the Free World giving uncensored news to chose able to see it from windows in Communist Berlin. Down the Under den Linden a short distance away enormous crystal chandeliers the equal of the finest in the palaces of the Czars, lighted the sumptuous Soviet Embassy. Bui where formerly stood Ihc embassies of .America and of Britain, t h e ground was bare. We drove quietly toward Checkpoint Charlie where Communist guards would stop us before they opened the gates that block the road into Free Germany. Wc were coming to the end of two hours touring tlic sad city that is East Berlin. There had been some surprises for us in those hours. They happened to be busy hours in East Berlin for the day was done for factory workers and the sidewalks had maximum pedestrian traffic and the streets more autos than wc had expected. The people wc saw, although in rather drab dress, looked about Uke others one would see in cities anywhere. The cars, built in Iron Curtain countries, looked about as small European cars look anywhere. There were enough of them to cause us to use due caution in crossing the street on foot — as we did on two occasions. East Berlin is still, 20 years after the end of the w,-!r. a place of bombed out buildings. True, tlierc are many new building, but the naked skeletons of war are numerous enough to shock the visitor from tlic Free World. Karl Marx .Mice, formerly Stalin .Mice, is the Communist showplacc — the Fifth avenue, the Wilshirc boulevard, of East Gcrman.v. Quite a street it is, too. Wide and lined with substantial and fairly good looking buildings. At five o'clock in the afternoon there were quite a few shoppers looking in the wmdows of the state-owned stores. Wc parked the car. crossed Mar.x Alice, and entered the Haus Jloskau, the Communist leading cafe. Wc walked up the stairs, gave our coats to the cloakroom lady who accepted our small tip (Communists don't take tips, they say). Then we walked into the large dining and dance room. It seemed that everyone in the room was staring at us. The orchestra beat out a Russian tunc, but no one danced. We made our way to the pastry counter and picked out Napoleons, which looked delicious, and were. After what seemed along time a dull looking waitress finally came and took our order for coffee and in due course brought us our pastries. There was a complete lack of frivolity in the room. The orchestra switched to an American jazz piece. Tliis at least got applause when it ended, but produced no dancers. We tipped the waitress, got a receipt for the marks we had spent so as to be able to account for them when we crossed the border. Then we ran the gauntlet of stares as a German girl sang, in English, "I Eyes on how Lodge does in N.H. primory By WILLIAIM S. WHIXE STAG LINE WA(TlN <5T0CUr IN Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 87, lowest 43. . Rex Cranmer, who has served on the school board for the past five years, announces he will sek re-election to the elementary board at the May 19 election. New board of parking place comissioners rules that shoppers can park for four hours on the n e w district lots but meters will be good for just two hours at a time. Plans for the new Henry G. Clement junior high to be presented to .State School ilouse planning officer this week so that school opening date of September. 19G0, can be met. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 60, lowest 40. Dr. Robert L. Morian, UR professor, takes out nomination papers for City Council. The Historic DunJap Adobe in Dunlap Acres order demolished "as unsafe" by the county. Four-way stop sign at Citrus and Orange approved by City Council along with $40,000 offer by Harold Winn for the city- owned northwest comer of Orange and Collon. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 63, lowest 40. Bill Means elected to .succeed Harland H. Emmcrson as president of the Optimist club. Redlands fruit shippers fined SoOO for shipping oranges which agriculture inspectors said were frozen. Mrs. W. E. Silverwood to campaign for school board seat being vacated by Frank Cole. Love Paris in the Springtime." If this be the gay life under Communisn: v,e want none of it. We drove along streets that had fewer and fewer cars. Soon the Ugly Wall loomed up again. Screens kept us from seeing the Free World. Then we were back at Checkpoint Charlie where we presented our passports for a final check. The best sight we had seen all afternoon was the the gate as the guard lifted it. Quickly we left the ominous, depressing place that is East Berh'n. TELEVISION BERRfS IRLD TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 3—Engineer Bill 13—Thaxton's Hop j;30- 5-..WhirJybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Beheve it or Not 5:45— 4. 13—News 6:00— 2. 7—News 5—You AsK-ed For It 9—Sugarfoot U—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 D—People are Funny 11—Cheyenne 13—Wonders of World (C) 7:30— 2—Ralph Story's L.A. 4—Mr. Novak .v-Addograms 7—Combat S—Dobie GiJlis 13—Wanderlust (C) 8:00- 2—Red Skelton S—Lawman 9—Movie 11—Untouchables 13—Probe 8:30— 4—You Don't Say 5—Zane Grey 7—McHale's Na\'y 13—Expedition! 9:00— 2—Petticoat Junction 4—Richard Boone 5—Roller Skating 7-Greatest Show (C) 11—Wide Country 13—Hot Spots '64 9:30— 2—Jack Benny 13—Happy Wanderer (C) 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Garry Moore 4—Our Man in Washington (C) 7—Fugitive 0—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—1 Married Joan 9—King and Odic 11—Jack LaLanne 13-News 9:15— 3—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—Peta 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 Sotheni 11:45— 2—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal(C) 5—Thin Jlan 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—Eraie Ford 3—Cartoonville 11—Movie 1:30— 2—House tarty 4—You Don't Say! (C) 7—Mike Douglas 13—Robin Hood 1:45- 9—News 2:00— 2—To Tell the Tmth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:25—2, 4—News 2:30— 3—Edge of Night 4—Make Room for Daddy 7—Day in Court 11—Movie 13—Ann Sothcra 2:55— 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 "Do yoa han eir/ih'mg m haw to sfop talking about g'mng up smoking?" LIGHTER SIDE Wife helps out WASHLNGTON (UPI) — AU over America, citizens are com ing to grips this week with a strange and difficult problem. Namely, how to spend the money made available by the new income tax cut. Americans have had very little experience in this sort of thing. It wiU take time for wage earners to become adjusted to the lower withholding rates. In some instances, it may fake as long as three or four seconds. But if we keep our heads, re membering the immortal words of Clifford P. Case, R-N.J., we should be able to cope with the situation without undue stress. It was Case who pointed out that "welcome as the income tax cuts are to all of us who are employed, they may be even more helpful to the unemployed." That is something to think about as we go about spending our largesse. There is no fixed formula, or set of rules, to guide a taxpayr. By DICK WEST er in disposing of his additional "take-home" pay. Each will have to work it out for himself. I expect that many will do so by means of a "family conference," which is the good old American way and which is the way the problem was handled in my household. When my family found out that I was stmggling with, the question of how to use the extra cash, they immediately rallied aroimd and began to offer suggestions. A family just naturally draws closer together in times of crisis. One of my daughters felt that the nation's imemployed would be helped substantially if I outfitted my offspring with "Beatle wigs." Another daughter offered to help the unemployed by letting me buy up her entire quota of Girl Scout cookies, which otherwise she would sell to the neighbors. My two-year-old was too yoimg to understand the prob- W.\SHINGTON — Serious problems are being raised for both political parties in the now all- but-open Presidential candidacy of the American Ambassador to South Viet Nam, Henry Cabot Lodge. These will become more than mere problems if Lodge — as is iuVLy expected by his backers- does well in the New Hampshire Republican Presidential primary of March 10. They win, in that case, be transformed into the most acute embarrassments both to President Johnson and to the Republican party generally. Lodge is not formally a candidate in New Hampshire; nor could he be so long as he re- mams in Viet Nam as the top representative there of this government. His son, however, says the Ambassador would accept the nomination "^atefully, humbly and enthuiastically." His partisans, moreover, are urgently backing him in New Hampshire, to the point of preparing a costly "saturation" of the state with television commercials appealing to voters to write Lodge's name on the ballot. Finally, they are bringing Dwight D. Eisenhower in with a 1960 film showing Uie former President narrating a political biography of Henry Cabot Lodge. All this is a remarkably sticky business alike for all other Re- pubUcan Presidential aspirants — notably Sen. Barry Goldwater. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and Richard Nixon — and for President Johnson. Mr. Johnson's difficulty is simply that he has inherited from President Kennedy an Ambassador in an area of world crisis, south Viet Nam, now openly involved in partisan American politics in a theater of hot war against Communist invaders. Lodge went to Viet Nam under Mr. Kennedy's appointment precisely because it was supposed he would be nonpolitical — and also, of course, because Mr. Kennedy wanted a m a n from the opposite party to put a bipartisan, national-unity cast over our military efforts there. As for the Republicans, all of them save Lodge are beginning a massive attack upon President Johnson's conduct of foreign affairs — notably including the failure of the American- backed South Vietnamese resistance to tiirow back the Communist assailants from North Viet Nam. But Lodge is inextricably involved in a policy of which all other RepubUcan Presidential aspirants are bitterly complaining. Worse yet, he was at the head of the American m.ission in Saigon at the time of the pre- Johnson overthrow and murder of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Viet Nam by a group of generals who are not doing any better than Diem had done in counterattacking the Comunlst intruders. Lodge's nomination by t h e Republicans thus would wholly destroy any chance they might have as a party to make political capital of the Vietnamese crisis at Jlr. Johnson's expense. And even his mere presence in the field as a major G.O.P. figure possibly would, at minimum, gravely weaken what is other*vise an all-Republican attack on the President's handling of an appalling Vietnamese headache. In an odd turn of circumstances, therefore, all the other Republican Presidential hopefuls, and President Johnson himself have one thing in common. A decisive defeat of Lodge in New Hampshire to put a period to his Presidential ambitions would serve the interests of all. It would help the Republicans, as a party, by freeing them to go all the way in criticism of the Johnson Administration in Viet Nam. In the much lesser sense, it would help the President by removing a great embarrassment to him which can be expressed by this question: \Vhat does a President do when one of his diplomats is clearly seeking his own job? Actually, Mr. Johnson, rightly or not, is in no fear whatever of Lodge as his opponent in November. He would be far mora troubled by either Nixon or- Rockefeller in that role. But he has to consider something other than November. He must, first of all, devote his attention to the harsh necessity of keeping the American show in Viet Nam running in good order. This is not an easy thing to do when the head of that show is running for President. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Sj-ndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Avoid breathing Beryllium; it hos dongerous effects By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—I am involved in the production of articles made from beryllium. To what extent is this metal toxic? .\—Anyone who works with powdered beryllium or its oxide is likely to inhale minute amounts. The effects appear more rapidly in some persons than in others, but over a period of several years this may lead to a thickenmg of the air sacs in the lungs. This would interfere with the normal exchange of gases in these sacs, and cause shortness of breath on exertion, coughing and loss of weight. The victim may also develop nonmaUgnant tumors of the liver, spleen, lymph nodes and skin. If the disease (berylliosis) is discovered early and the victim is removed from any further ex- Teletips TOP SHOW: — 10:00, Chan. 4. "Our Man in Washington". David Brinkley provides an offbeat view of the nation's capital, with emphasis on "high society foreign policy". 7:30 — Chan. 4. Mr. Novak. "How Does Your Garden Grow". A pert, self-proclaimed "misfit" teacher joins Jefferson's faculty. 9:00 — Chan. 7. The Greatest Show on Earth. "The Last of the Strongmen". Slate hires two performers from a carnival. Red Buttons heads guest cast. 9:30 — Chan. 2. Jack Benny. Jack's bad taste m home furnishings brings a lovely decorator (Joan Staley) into his life. lem, but, sensing that something was troubling me, he knocked my glasses off the fable and broke them. Which will help relieve unemployment among opticians. I haven't heard yet from the one in college. From past performance, however, I know he will think of something. Something with a lot of flair and imagmation. I was carefully weighing the various suggestions when my uife came in and, kind soul that she is, lifted the burden from my shoulders. "You don't have to worry, dear," she said, "I've spent it all ahready." No problem is insurmountable when a man has a sympathetic wife. posure to the metal, no lasting damage is done. The diagnosis can be aided by using a patch test in which a 1 per cent solution, of beryllium sulfate is ap- pUed to the skin. Steroid hormones have been used to treat the disease, but the best treatment is prevention. You should consult a specialist in industrial health hazards for proper methods of eliminating the beryllium hazard in your plant, if there is one. Q—What is Parnate used for? What are its side effects? Could it lower the blood pressinra enough to cause shock? A — Tranyclypromine (Par nate) is primarily a tranquilizer. Side effects may include restlessness, insomnia, drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth and headache. The dmg may lower the blood pressure, but in the doses prescribed by your doctor it would not cause the pressure to fall to shock level. ^Vhen the drug is discontinued, the blood pressure quickly returns to the pretreatment level. Q—I'm 40 and my pidse nms between 52 and 55 beats per minute. Is this abnormally low? A—A pulse rate as low as 50 may be normal in some persons, especially large - 'joned athletes. An electrocardiogram would show whether or not your low pulse rate is associated with any irregularity of the heart. If your tracings are normal, you have nothing to worry about In fact, persons with a normally low pulse usually live - longer than those with a fast one. Q—About five years ago my uterus was removed, and 18 months ago I started to get fat across the middle of my abdomen. Vfbat could cause this? A—It is not uncommon for women in middle age to develop a protruding abdomen. If you are not unusually fat, especially around shoulders and hips, this change in shape is probably not due to an accumulation of fat, but to saggmg abdommal muscles or to bloating. A tight-fitting girdle and exercises to strengthen the abdominal muscles should help you to regain your shape. If bloating is the cause you should avoid starchy vegetables (potatoes, rice, com, peas and beans) and carbonated beverages. 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