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8 - Thurs., March 5,19M Redlands Daily Facts CITY OF TOMORROW; This is flie way 1939 soothsayers visualized Ihe city of this generation. In many respects the predictions were accurate; in others, they missed badly. At World's Fair ... Crystal gazers make another try at future By DICK KLEINER NEW YORK - (NEA) Docs it ever seem to you that the future keeps getting further away? That thought may occur if you cruise through time in General Motors' Futurama — star attraction at the coming New York World's Fair — and then compare it with what was shown at the Futurama at the '39 World's Fair. The '39 Futurama was perhaps the single exhibit which attracted most attention. It created what designer Norman Bel Geddes imagined the world would be like in 1960 — then 20 years in the future. Geddes made some fine gues ses (the double-decked George Washington Bridge was forecast accurately), but he missed badly, too. He predicted that there would ba 38 million cars in the United States in 1960; there were actually 61 million. And many of the fanciful features of his 1960 world still seem remote in the future. "Directly ahead is a modem experimental farm and dairy," narrator Edgar Barrier spoke in '39. "Note the terraced fields and strip planting. The fruit trees bear abundantly under in- dcr individual glass housings. Strange? Fantastic? Unbelievable? Remember, this is t h e world of 1950." Glass housings for fruit trees are still strange, fantastic and unbeUevable in the world of 1964. The General Motors dreamers who have whipped up the Fu­ turama for the current World's Fair — they are projecting a world of 25 years hence, or 1989 — now have their fruit trees roughing it outside. This Futurama is again an imaginative show. You will ride along in a moving chair, with a loud speaker built in at ear level, and watch a panorama of exciting notions of the future. You'll start in space, as exciting to us in '64 as covered fruit trees were in *39. First stop is a moon base, then a space station, then down to earth in the antarctic where the space transmissions are received. The antarctic is a busy place — miners are hard at work, as well as space scientists. And we follow a train of submarines deep under the sea to the next port of call — undersea life in 1989. We see such devices as an aquacopter and watch how people live in apartments, homes and resort hotels anchored beneath the sea. Next we surface in a jungle area, where men hew trees with laser beams of light, and a machine builds a highway as it rolls along. The jungle yields to a mountain, then a desert, where farmers now raise flourishing crops through new methods of iriga- tion and Uve in all-glass homes. The ride follows the highway [toward. through the desert and on to a suburban area and then to a 1989 city. One feature of t h e highway is color-coded lanes, to speed traffic safely. The ultra- futuristic 1989 city, a's it fades into night, is the last stop on the 15-minute Futurama ride. In most of the scenes, as befits an exhibit by a car and truck manufacturer, there are working models of vehicles of the future — specialized vehicles to work and travel on the surface of moon, sea-bottom, jungle desert and futuristic city. The '64 Futurama, like its older brother of '39 will be a great place to daydream. But we never did catch up to the '39 Futurama's future; so now we've got two futures to work Sheppardto attend Orange Show dinner Congressman Harry R. Sheppard will make his first appearance in San Bernardino county on March 13 since his announcement he would not seek re-elec tion. He will speak at the Southern California Exchange Club Gold en Award "kick-off' luncheon at the National Orange Show Fri day, March 13. Bernard M. Scheppers of San Bemardmo, Exchange club district 14 governor, announced that the congressman had con firmed by telephone yesterday, that he would be the principal speaker at he luncheon in a tele phone conversation yesterday. The March 13 event will be the third annual Golden Award luncheon for members of .50' Southern California Exchange clubs. This year's award will be made to Wilson H. Rutherford of Alhambra in recognition of his many years of service to the organization. The luncheon will be held in the Orange Empire Room at the citrus exposition. Because of wide spread interest in retiring Congressman Sheppard, the luncheon will be open to the public. Scheppers said, and tickets will be on sale at the National Orange Show' administration building. In Legislature today Agriculture worker housing under study Wisents are the bison of Europe By DE VAN L. SHUMWAY United Press IntimaHonal SACRAMENTO (UPI)-A huge program to provide housing for agricultural workers was before the Legislature today. • Sen. Vernon L. Sturgeon, R- San Luis Obispo, Tuesday introduced a series of bills to: —Place on the November general election ballot a SlOO million bond issue to create a fund for loans to agricultural workers, farmers and farm associations to pay for construction of housing for workers. —Make the new law effective Jan. 1, 1965, if approved by the voters as the "Housing for Ag ricultural Workers Law." The ambitious program, suggested by Sturgeon's Senate Fact Finding Committe on Labor and Welfare, would be modeled after California's unusual Cal - Vet farm and home loan program. It would provide low interest loans to both farmers and farm workers for construction of housing, but limit the individual loan to $7,500. The loan could be for a maximum 30-year period and the law would require farm workers to own a paid for building and lot. Loans to growers would cover 80 per cent of construction costs. "Housing plays an inescapable influence on the lives of the farm employe and his family and a cardmal role in the abiUty of the farm employer to recruit and retain workers," said Sturgeon. "The generally terrible living conditions endured by most domestic seasonal farm workers, together with the basic economic importance of agriculture to California, make state action on farm housing such as we propose an immediately critical issue." Although Sturgeon said the program was "basically" for permanent housing, he disclosed the amendments were be- mg drawn to permit loans for house trailers and portable homes. These loans would be at a maximum of $5,000 for up to 10 years. The proposed bond issues were certain to attract opposi tion from the Legislature's econ omy bloc. AU-eady on the ballot—either in June or November—is a $150 miUion recreation bond issue approved by the 1963 Lcgisla ture. A similar bond was defeated by the voters in 1962. Gov. Edmund G. Brown has announced plans to introduce other bond issues totaling $620 million—$260 for school construction and S360 for state building construction. Sturgeon was joined by four co-authors in his proposed legislation. They were Sens. Eugene G. Nisbet, D-Upland; Clark L. Bradley. R-San Jose; Howard Way, R-Exter; and Alvin C. Weingand, D-Santa Barbara. Other developments in the Legislature: Education—The total of education financing proposals climbed to eight either introduced or planned for introduction. The latest introduced were by Assemblyman Charles B. Garrigus, D - Redley, to eliminate override tax elections; by Assemblyman Milton Marks, R - San Francisco, to increase the cigarette tax by five cents a pack, raising up to $100 miUion a year for schools; and by Assemblywoman Pauline L. Davis, D- Police nab sleepers CLOVERDALE (UPI) — Two youths from Oxnard were arrested in Cloverdale Tuesday morning when a policeman found them asleep in a stolen car. Officer E.A. Holmes picked up Richard Frenes, 17, and Richard Lopez, 17, on suspicion and checked out the car. It turned out to have been stolen from Richard Shipley of Ventura. Authorities here learned that Lopez had been sought since November for escaping from the Juvenile Hall in Oxnard. • Portola, to increase the state's share of local school financing from 30 to 50 per cent, boosting the state cost by $65 million. Assemblyman Gordon H. Wm- ton Jr., D-Merced, announced he had received a "heavy" e.\- pression of opmion on a bill by Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh, 0-Inglewood, proposmg an extensive consolidation of school districts. He said not one telegram or letter supported the measure. Money — The Assembly Ways and Means Committe, in its first full committee session, approved subcommittee reports triming an estimated $451,000 from Gov. Brown's budget. But at the same time the committee acted to augment the budget by $401,914. Fish-Game — Assemblywoman Davis said she planned to hire a private firm to investigate the state Fish and Game Department to determine if sportsmen were getting their money's worth from the agency. Engineer dies HANOVER, N.H. (UPI)Richard Waynard Vosper, 61, former director of industrial engineering for International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., died Monday of a heart attack at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. TELEVISION IN REVIEW By RICK DU BKOW HOLLY\VOOD (UPI)-"CBS Reports" went down to the sea Wednesday night to record the search for the sunken atomic submarine Thresher. The result was a study that went beyond the search — and implied suc- cintly how man's future could be sharply altered by unlocking the secrets of the deep. It was this circling in on the enormous implication — and relating the search for the Thresher to the present limits of oceanic knowledge — that gave quiet distinction to the work by the young producer and reporter, David Buksbaum and Dan Rather. It takes seasoned restramt to bypass the cheaply popular and sensational approach to a difficult subject, and to hew to the hard information at the risk of being called dull. The hour took the risk, avoided dullness, and emerged an adult story. The Thresher, with 129 aboard, made a dive last April m about 8,400 feet of water, 254 miles east-northeast of Boston, and never surfaced agam. Beyond an 800-foot depth, salvag- TAKE A : DEMONSTRATION : DRIVE : DODGE DART : ECONOMY • CHRYSLER : MEDIUM PRICE • IMPERIAL : LUXURY • DODGE TRUCK : ALL STYLES • WE'RE NEVER UNDERSOLD • Van Dorin Motor Co .S IMPERIAL — CHRYSLER — DODGE DART — DODGE TRUCKS J 1617 W. Redlands Blvd. 793-2493 J (HWY. 99 NEXT TO DANGERMOND'S NURSERY) 0 (CLOSED SUNDAYS) ^ ers were virtually useless, and Wednesday night's study concentrated, therefore, on the oceanographers called in to ex plore the depths, and how the tragedy spurred scientific efforts. There were films of the above-water movements of vessels to discover the e.xact loca- Uon for below-water investigation. And there were films of wreckage of the Thresher at the bottom of the ocean, taken by Navy cameras in the bathy scape Trieste, which traveled to the floor of the sea. As the program said, it was an "underwater detective story." It was replete with the otlier world lingo of the military ("we then commenced dropping..."). But best of all, it never lost sight of the far- reaching story, the scientific one, and the eventual meaning it will give to the 129 who lost their lives. The Chinnel Swim: "Grey friars Bobby," a movie about a dog's devotion to his old master, will be presented in two parts on NBC-TV's Walt Disney show March 29 and April 2... the movie was produced by Disney, whose film and video works are intertwmed. NBC-TV, as expected, confirmed two new one-hour scries for the coming season.. .One. "Daniel Boone," stars Fess (Davy Crockett) Parker in the title role.. .The other, "Solo," headUnes Robert Vaughn as an international agent. Carlsbad fires manager CARLSBAD (UPI) — The citj council in a 20 - mmute sessiou Tuesday night fired the city manager, named his successor, elected a new mayor and reinstated a police chief fired a week ago. The meeting was held for the announced purpose of ousting City Manager John D. Slater. It opened with the election of councilman Harold E. Bierce Jr. to replace councilman William Guevara, who with coun cilman E. H. McPherson had supported Slater. Councilman Jack Hughes then moved to dismiss Slater from the post he had held four years, and after this was accom plished by a 3-2 vote, city atty. Stewart Wilson was named interim city manager. Veteran poUce chief U. Max Palkowski, fired last Wednesday by Slater, was reinstated by the council in the jammed meeting room. To coil for bids SACRAMENTO (UPI) — The state Division of Highways Monday announced it will call for bids this week on widening and improvement ofastretchon U.S. 395 in San Diego Ounty near Escondido. The work is estimated at about $570,000. The man who wears this hat protects your money at Provident Federal Savings So do the men who wear these hats Provident Federal Savings offers you this double protection At Provident Federal Savings your money is double-safe. A permanent agency of the United States Government insures your funds up to $10,000. 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