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IV e Han is Page 12 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MARCH 10, 1964 Major Cooper did see the houses Most taxpayers aren't too much interested any more, but space people are still doing some way-out things: Latest deal is a real "scramble," reports Science Service. It's a plan to launch one and one-half dozen fertilized eggs into space. (One of the eggs \vill be hai'd-boiled as a control.) Miniature thermistors attached to the eggs wiR telemeter data on how weightlessness affects the normal development of embryos. The opportunities for wisecracking about this are so great that the wise editorialist ignores them and passes on to another space - age Item: Scientists at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine in San Antonio have fmally decided that astronaut Gordon Cooper actually saw the things he said he saw — houses in the Himalayas, for instance, or trucks on roads — during his 34-orbit flight in the Mercuiy capsule last year, even tliough it was impossible. It was impossible because the human eye simply cannot resolve objects that small that far away. But there is a difference between seeing and perceiving, and the difference is in the human brain. Major Cooper "perceived" vehicles on roads and smoke from locomotives for the same reason that a person can recognize a friend way off down the street but could not describe the face of a stranger. Little signs, subtle configurations, clues of movement and background, tell us what we are looking at Major Cooper knew he was looking at a group of houses, say, even though he could not "see" them individually. To the unconscious camera, they may or may not have been recorded as dots, depending upon lens power and film grain. What it means is that there is a definite place in space for man. Finally, speaking of seeing things, Dr. Inge- faorg Schmidt of Indiana University claims that the famous "fu-eflies" of John Glenn and the other astronauts were caused by small particles in the liquid pail of the eyes. Noi-mally, the particles sink to the bottom of the ej-es, but in orbital freefall they float around and become visible against the proper background. Thus doth science rip away more veils between man and the unknown. Tribute to the British Way The British, while not minimizing the scientific "brain drain" so much in the news recently, would like to place the situation in proper perspective. As Selwyn Lloyd, Lord Privy Seal, told Parliament the other day: "The plain fact is tliat so long as the United States has a gross national product eight times as gi'eat as ours it will be natural for people to want to go there." He hastened to add, however, that the 879 British scientific emigrants to the United States in 1963 repi^esented only about one-half of one per cent of British domestic requirements. GoveiTiment expenditure in Great Britain for scientific reseai'ch and education has increased almost sixfold in the last 12 years. The number of graduate and undergraduate students has doubled since 1946. Britain spends more on science per capita than France and West Germany combined. Actually, the "brain drain" is quite as much a compliment to the British standard of education as it is to the American standard of living. And it is, after all, all in the family. News item to intrigue Recent tidbits from tlie news which may have eluded the busy reader are offered here as a friendly serdce: A sun-ey shows that by the time he reaches 15 the average American kid has witnessed the violent destmction on his television screen of more than 13,000 human beings. (Man, that's living!) Beachboys at Waikiki Beach are complaining about the presence of too many "half- naked gu-ls in bikinis." (Boys are getting tired of too much of too little?) Statistics indicate a giii has a better chance of landing a husband on a ski slope tlian most anywhere else. (Men fall oftener there?) Things will never get dull as long as there are people. The Newsreel Congressman Sludgepump lashes out at the way the administration plays favorites. WTiy should Florida be the only state with a canal aa-oss it? Oiu- secret A-11 plane travels 2,000 miles an hour which, says Tilly, is almost as fast as a secret travels in the office stenographic pool. O.K., watch it, you enemies of America wherever you may lurk. Oui* naval officers are going to start carrjing swords again. Some of the thrill of the archaeologist is enjoyed by any man who reconstructs the fam- ilj^'s history by going through the bottles, pill bo.xes and tubes in the medicine chesL Lucy Johnson becomes Luci Johnson, thereby sewing up for her father another sizeable bloc of \T3tes — the parents of teenage daughters who are dissatisfied with their names. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Meere Everybody speaks English, ev- erj-where, why bother to learn a foreign language, or even a few words of a foreign language? That's what the expert travelers we know tell us. From our experience, though, they must travel in different circles than we do when we travel. There is lots of English spoken in Europe — in fact it may some day become the international language just as the dollar bill is the international currency. The kinds of English spoken are something else again. There is what we call "waiter English." This is a vocabulary Km- ited to items of food. If you say to the waiter, "My, this is a nice day." He may look completely blank and he unable to answer because you are talking beyond hif English-speaking capacity. Then tliere is the clerk in the railroad ticket window. He speaks travel English. "0 n e way to Rome." He understands. "Do I have to have a reserved seat." He shrugs his shoulders. His English ability is so limited he can't answer. In stores tliere is "retailing English." This is confined to a few phrases about merchandise. Ask a question not related and you get a blank stare. A barber understands "take a litUe off on the sides" but engaging him in talk about sports or politics and chances is fu- Ule. In Florence, Italy, an ad in the local paper sought waiters who could speak four languages, Italian, English, French and German. There are such waiters and their vocabulary is limited to waiter talk in all but their native tongue. In a big department store in Berlin where the sign outside said "EngUsh spoken" there was virtually no one who spoke English. With her limited German, Mrs. Moore, however was able to communicate, do her shopping, cash a check, have lunch with four German women, carry on a conversation with them, have a lot of fun. Without this knowledge she might just as well have left the store. English is the international language of the airlines. The pilots speak "English." Listen to a French pilot some time as he announces over the PA system in the plane. Maybe you can understand it. Maybe. Signs along airport runways are in EngUsh. In Zurich the yellow Volkswagen which leads landing planes to their parking place has in big letters on the back "Follow Me." Certainly looks incongruous. In airports and railroad stations announcements are made, flights are called in several languages. One of these is English. In most cases as far as we arc concerned they might as well omit English, because the girl who calls it out over the microphone has such a rare pronunciation that it is virtually unintelligible. Sign language is still universal. A cabbie can get through to you even in the dark of the night. A street peddler can use his bands better than he can talk. But don't ask people in Europe to wite the figures down. They make their ones and their sevens different than our's. It will throw you. In an extreme case just open your billfold, hold out some currency and a handful of change and hope for the best. Most people are still honest. In East Africa Dr. Henry Dittmar of the University of Redlands was asked whether he wanted a guide who spoke English or American. Yes, there is a difference. Everybody speaks English. Oh, yeah! How Sweet It Is—Or Is It? Terrible crossroads for the nation Teletips TOP SHOW: — 10:00, Clian. 4. Telephone Hour. Birgit Nilsson, Gwen Verdon, Peter Gennaro, Jack Jones, Susan Watson and the New Christy Minstrels. 6:30 — Chan. 2. Report on the New Hampshire primary. 7:30 — Chan. 4. Mr. Novak. "The Tower." A retired geometry teacher reappears in her classroom one morning scribbling problems on the blackboard. 9:00—Chan. 4. Richard Boone Show. "The Arena." The senatorial ambitions of a district attorney are threatened by a powerful party machine and a controversial criminal case. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 85, lowest 46. Susie S i m m 0 n d s elected "Youth Day" mayor of Redlands by vote of her fellow youth Council members, all males. R. P. Bidney firm of Colton submits lowest of 12 bids for new multipurpose and admmi- stration building at Kimberly school. The Bidney bid was $122,500. Ted Ducey, Terrier varsity basketball coach, resigns to accept position as varsity basketball and tennis coach at Claremont Men's college. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 61, lowest 40. Grand Jury blasts "shocking" conditions in juvenile hall which had been strongly-criticized recently by a visiting group of Redlands teachers. Jack A. Beaver takes out nomination papers to run for the 73rd assembly seat being vacated by retiring assemblyman Stewart Hinckley. Formation of a local safety council being spearheaded by Dr. Sidney Milbank and Dr. Sol N. Seltzer. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65, lowest 35. City Clerk lists 420 properties ia the city which had not had property tax paid by the deadline. Special 37th birthday celebration planned in Clock Auditorium by the some 600 girls who are members of the Redlands Girl Scout Council. Bill Stanley and Bob Rosenberger from the UR basketball squad named first string all- conference. TELEVISION iRLD TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 9—Engmeer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5-:-Whirlybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Believe it or Not 5:45— 4, 13—News 6:00— 2, 7—News 5—Y'ou Asked For It 9—Sugarfoot 11—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 2—New Hampshire Primary 4, 5, 11—News 13—Huckleberry Hound 7:00— 2—News 4—Seven Seas (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7-BattIeline 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-Wanderiust (C) 8:00- 2—Red Skelton 5—Lawman 9—Movie 11—Untouchables 13—Probe 8:30— 4—New Hampshire Primary 5—Zane Grey 7—McHale's Navy 13—Expedition! 9:00— 2—Petticoat Junction 4—Richard Boone 5—Roller Skating 7—Greatest Show (C) ll-87th Precinct 13—Hot Spots '64 9:30— 2—New Hampshire Primary 13—Happy Wanderer (C) 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Garry Jloore 4—Telephone Hour (C) 7—Fugitive 9—Movie 11, 13—News 10:30—11—Golden Globe Awards 13—Men of Annapolis 11:00— 2, 4, 5, 7—News 13—Boston Blackie 11:15— 4—New Hampshire Primary 11:30_ 2—Movie 4—Johnny Carson (C) 5-Steve Allen 7—Ne-* Hampshire Primary 13—Movie 11:40— 9—News 11:55— 9—Blovie WEDNESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan 9—King and Odie 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 10:05— 5—Guideposts 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Missing Links (C) 5—Yancy Derringer 7—Girt Talk- 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Price Is Right 13—Social Security in Action 11:15—13—Guidepost 11:25— 2—News 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences .">—Peter Gunn 7—Object Is 9—Spectrum 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Ann Sothem 11:45— 2—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 4-Let's Make a Deal(C) 5—Thm Man 7—Seven Kej-s 9—Condemned 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 11—Movie 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Ernie Ford 9—Cartoonville 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 TeU the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:25—2, 4—News 2:30— 2—Edge of Mght 4—Make Room for Daddy 7—Day in Court 13—.\nn Sothem 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital l^Felix the Cat 3:30— 2—My Little Margie 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day 11—Deputy Dawg, Dick Tracy 3:50— &-News 4:00— 2—Life of Riley 5—Just for Fun 7—Trailmaster 9-Mighty Hercules (C) 4:30— 2—Movie 11—Lone Ranger 4:45-13-Rocky and His Friends LIGHTER SIDE Don't blame Beatles By DICK WEST 'We//, Monsieur JUpfmd, y/ket bas your man date to us today?' WASHINGTON (UPI)-Some of us aren't speaking around my house these days. We are leaving each other written com munications. Like this one: "Dear Becki: "Pray forgive me for not replying earlier to the note you pinned to my pillow concerning the column I wTote about the Beatles. I realize you have strong feelings on this subject But don't you think that sign ing your name in blood was being overly dramatic? "The reason I haven't an swered you sooner is that I have been busy answering letters from other teen-age girls who have written to me about the Beatles. "This has been rather difficult because in some cases their penmanship wasn't too good. One letter, for instance,, had a signature that appeared to be 'Irate Reader,' which is a very unusual name for a girl. "I used to know a girl named 'Irene Reeder' but I doubt she would be writing me about the Beatles. As I recall, she was a Russ Colombo fan. Your signature also puzzled me. I did not know that you had started spelling your name 'Becki,' rather than 'Becky.* But I guess I can't blame that on the Bea- Ues. "Apparently you got the idea firom Lucy Johnson, the President's daughter, who has started spelling her name 'Luci.' This could be the start of something big. Even bigger than the Beatles. "It won't be long, I predict, before all of the teen-agers will have names like 'Salli,' or 'Betti,' or 'Man,' not to mention By mUIMl S. WHITE WASHINGTON — A time of foreboding twilight has come for the United SUtes in Southeast Asia. The moment of tmth approaches. Inexorably this country is being pressed to one of the most fateful decisions since the Korean War. Shall we risk much to halt Communist aggression in South Viet Nam, the key to the lower reaches of a vast Asian continent: Or shall we write off the billions of dollars and the American lives already spent in aiding the thus far ineffective resistance of the anti-Communist South Vietnamese to tireless invasion from Communist North Viet Nam? These are the questions which cast a somber air oyer the cur- tent mission to South Viet Nam of an American group headed by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Upon his return, he must make his recommendations to President Johnson. And the President must then decide in a last, grim and lonely consultation held imder one bat — his own. To expand the war, if necessary, by air and sea blockade or air bombardment of Communist North Viet Nam, that heretofore untouched sanctuary and marshaling area for the Communist intruders? To go on with the form of American assistance presently confined to South Viet Nam itself, where 16,000 American troops ahready are standing behind the South Vietnamese troops? To give it all up as a bad job and so cut and run with such dignity as we may be able to hold around us? Only foolish men can believe that the answer can be easy, whatever it is. To cut and run would be, ultimately, to lose all Southeast Asia m the greatest catastrophe to free world interests smce the fall of mainland China to armed communism two decades ago. To spread the war would be to hazard a major involvement of American troops and, conceivably, even a great collision with Red Chma. To go on simply as before would be to hope against hope that the job can still be done by a policy of limited American commitment that can only work if the South Vietnamese show a political maturity and a mili ary capacity not to date discernible. And if we do spread the war, we must realize that we shall go it alone so far as the allied west is concerned. The present Conservative British government supports our resistance in principle and understands its necessity, but will not risk a single British soldier in the enterprise. The Labor government which many believe will rule in London before the end of this year will certainly give us no help whatever. The Labor party's leader, Harold Wilson, made it plain in unofficial conversations in his recent visit here that whfle he knew the maintenance of South Viet Nam to be vital to Western interests, he would never promise us anything beyond his good wishes and so on. As to the French, President Charles de Gaulle is actively pushing for a "neutralization" of Southeast Asia that would simply be the first step, on all experience, to Communist takeover. He is, of course, being backed by an odd gathering, on both sides of the Atlantic. There are the honest quasi- pacifists, who still believe, against all history, in an appeasement they will acknowledge for what it is. There are the responsible but usually overly timid advocates of "negotiation," who think wide military action would be too risky and probably would not be trtUy effective in any case. And there are the Communist sympathizers who sing their usual song about American "imperialism" and "colonialism" and all that rot. Thus, the pitiless pressures are shortly to fall upon President Johnson with scarcely less awesome weight than on President Kennedy when we discovered offensive Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962. Whatever this govemment decides to do must be done with the knowledge and, so far as is practicable, with the consent of a basically united , people. We stand, as a nation, at a terrible crossroads; and whichever fork we take will be perilous, for now or for later. And, inescapably, we face this thing in a Presidential election year, with all its possibilities for partisan politicking. There can be and there should be no holiday on reasoned debate. But every man running for office, or in office, and every man bearing any other touch of public responsibility, should make the greatest effort of his life to think, in this one matter, first of his country and only later — if at all — of his polifics. DOCTOR'S MAILBAG When arteries harden, ofhers carry the lead By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—I have hardening of the arteries and heart disease but am much improved after three years of treatment. Do the arteries have the power to rid themselves of some of the fat that accumulates in them and causes hardening? A—Your arteries cannot rid themselves of the changes that have taken place in their walls. If, however, you have been able to eliminate the factors that cause your arteries to harden, the work of the obstructed arteries will have been taken over by other arteries. This is accompUshed by their becoming wider and by sending out collateral branches to nourish the tissues that were deprived of an adequate blood supply. Q—In a recent column you advised against deep breathing exercises but you didn't give any reason. Please explain. A—There is nothing wrong with standing before an open window in the morning and taking a deep breath. Many people do this and feel better for it. On the other hand, to take a series of 10 or 12 deep breaths would expose you to the danger of hyperventilaUon. This would make you lightheaded or faint. It even causes some persons to lose consciousness mo- 'Tommi' and 'Billi' and 'Harri.' "In fact, I expect that teenagers with names like Doris will change them to names that end with a 'y' so that they can then change the 'y' to 'i.' But I digress. Back to the Beatles. "Let me say that I agree with you in principle. I mean, I share your conviction that the right to love the Beatles is a fundamental American freedom. "I would even go so far as to say that the right to love the Beatles is as much a part of our heriUge as the right to change a 'y' to an 'i.' "I just hope you will agree, in turn, that another basic American right is the right not to like the BeaUes. And I feel quite sure the founding fathers did have that in mind when they wrote the Constitution. "Affecfionately yours. "Daddi" mentarily. It is much better to go through a series of vigorous exercises that will make you take deep breaths. Deep breathing after such exercises helps you catch up on your oxygen supply without causing hyperventilation. Q—In a recent answer you said Dilantin was given for epilepsy. I don't have epilepsy but my doctor is giving me this drug for throbbing in the head ringing in ears and general nervousness. In what way would it be helpful in my case? A—Although this drug is most often used to treat epi- . lepsy, it may also be used for persons with chorea (St. Vitus' Dance), shaking palsy and excited states. If it helps you, there is no reason why you should not continue to take it. Q—I am 45 years old and will be married soon. I still men- stmate. Would it be dangerous for me to have a baby at my age? A—Many women have their first baby after the age of 37. Because a first labor at this age is likely to be unduly prolonged and because forceps delivery is so often necessary in such mothers, most doctors prefer delivery by Caecerean section. This would eliminate the dangers mentioned. One Minute Pulpit Moreover this they haVe done to me: they have defiled my sanctuary on the same day and profaned my sabbaths.—EzeMel 23:38. As we keep or break the Sabbath, we nobly save or meanly lose that last best hope by which man rises. — Abraham Lincoln. Expression's Origin The expression "to get the brushoff' started with Pullman porters, who were said to" give theu- best service to high tippers, while other passengers would be dismissed at the end of a trip with just a quick brush with a whisk broom.