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With a Grain But Mom. I want to be firsf in the pool... Washington Window Page 24 REDLANDS, CAlffORNIA MARCH 13, 1964 Freedom of the press underscored by court Freedom of the press and of speech was bulwarked this week by the Supreme Court's decision in the New York Times libel case. The court, in strong language, laid down the rule that critical statements about the official conduct of government officers are protected by the constitutional guai-antees of free speech and free press. "A government official can collect damages only if he can prove 'actual malice,' Justice Brennan wrote in the decision. Brennan defined "actual malice" as a statement made "with kriowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not." If democracy is to prevail, it must have a free press that has the full power to criticize government and office holders. Without this power, there can be no restraint on government and in the end no democracy. A strong, responsible press is an essenUal ingredient of a free government. The fight for press freedom, however, is never ending as the Times libel case which originated in Montgomery, Ala., over racial demonstrations so clearly shows. The battle for a free press is carried on not only by the giants of the pi-ess such as the New York Times, but by editors in even the smallest weeklies. In fact the fii-st, historic fight was waged by one of the tiniest of newspapers in 1734. For a little known phase of that fight, read the editorial which follows this one. Woman Patriot (Santa Rosa Press Democrat) It took more than 200 years, but some small measure of public honor has at last been given to Anna Catherine Zenger, a woman of remarkable courage who has been largely overlooked by history. Her husband, John Peter Zenger, was the centi-al figure in a ci-lminal case whose outcome established as a principle of common law that telling the truth about a holder of public office is not a crime. He was honoiied in his OV.TI time, and is honored in memoiials to this day. But it was not until recently that public recognition was given to his wiie, whose courage matched that of John Peter Zenger, and who made his fight her own. A full-length portrait of her was recently dedicated and placed on public v-iev/ in Ne\v York City. The Zengei-s were publishers of a small two- page A\wkly newspaper in colonial New York. Their newspaper, the New York Weekly Journal, persisted in telling the truth about the tyrannical misrule of William Cosby, the British governor of Ne\v York. Zenger was arrested on Nov. 17, 1734, charged with "seditious libel" and for nine months held wthout bail. In acquitting him, the jury held that truth must be accepted as a defense against libel charges. The Zengers ^\•ere little people, fighting the power of the British crowTi. \Vhat has been ovex'looked is that during the nine months Zenger was in jail his wife continued the fight, publishing the newspaper each week. After his death in 1746, she published the newspaper unaided for five more years until her own death. The great names of the pre-Revolutionai-y struggle for freedom in America are those of men. One wonders how many more women patriots, like Anna Catherine Zenger, have been slighted by histoiy. One more way of life The quiet revelation of the discoveiy of a microphone in the U.S ambassador's room at the embassy in Prague is in sharp conti-ast to the hullabaloo raised over a bugged Great Seal on tlie wall of tlie U.S. embassy in Mow- cow several years ago. Maybe we're getting more sophisticated, or just hardened to the facts of international intrigue. U-2s may come and expelled Iron Curtain diplomats go, but eavesdi-opping, it seems, will go on foiwer. The Newsreel This is expected to be a boom year in all lines of endeavor. Already one of our leading industries, crime, has checked in with a 10 per cent increase nationwide. Mobile residences, formerly knowTi as trailers, are on the increase, and our sympathies are with mom and dad, waiting up for junior to bring the house home. An observer says relief policies are making bums out of eskimoes, and in a climate that's not really suited for it Father's Day is, generally speaking a good idea, as long as it doesn't encourage him to start that old "head of the family" stuff. The Republicans are making gains in Dbde where the Democratic nomination soon may be only semi-tantamount to election- Security on the atomic bomb continues to be effective. Apparently only the cartoonists know what it looks like — veiy tough and needing a shavu Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore Only 100 per cent, foolproof, absolutely certain, never fails, weather forecast is that provided by the dates of the National Orange Show. Right on time, as usual, rain for the Orange Show. The Show directors have tried everything. They even moved the date to a time m May when it was certain the weather would be dry despite the fact that there were no oranges for the show at that particular time. They didn't fool the weatherman. lie knew the dates of the show. It rained. March is a much more likely lime for rain than May, yet in a dry year how come rain for the Orange Show? Well, we'll tell you why, it is written in stone that it must rain for the Orange Show. So it rains. While you are driving over to the show, if you go on the freeway, notice the number of new plants and trees that have now been planted. Five years from now the freeway will be a thing of beauty even greater than it now is. This will be hard to do because the stretch between Loma Linda and Redlands is already about as pretty as it could be. Where else do you drive through orange groves, tall palms, a vista of the world's most beautiful mountains and Redlands on the slope to the south when you approach from the west. Freeways that are above the surrounding land show off t h e sights like nothing else. They provide pleasurable driving even for the man behind the wheel who can sneak a quick look if the traffic isn't too heavy. Keeping up with County government is a game we try to play, but things change so rapidly that we get lost, the maze is getting so big. It is disconcerting to drive up (o (lie Registrar of Voters office on Sierra Way where Walter Combs, and later Eleanor Felton held sway for so many years and find that it isn't the election department, but the County library. Feeling a bit fooUsh, you walk into the library to find o u t where Mrs. Felton has moved. Around the comer to the east on Fourth street," says the kindly librarian. Then as you return to Sierra a man and his wife, looking bewildered, ask where the department for legal aid is located, "Sorry. I am a stranger here myself, but ask the lady in the library she knows everything." The Election Department is now housed in a buildmg that has adequate floor space, but the poorest sort of entrance — not really worthy of such a busy and efficient department. For a constant hum of activity it is hard to beat the Election Department, Right now, of course, with the primary coming up the place is swarming with people filing petitions. In off years it is the same because almost every week of the year there is some kind of election being held somewhere in this vast county. Standing at the counter talking to Mrs, Felton were Supervisor Wesley Break and Gordon Cram, his verification deputy for his petition of candidacy. For these two this was the sixth time for visiting the election office to start a campaign. For every other candidate it starts right there, loo. Only one way to get a candidate's name on the ballot is to file the proper papers. Sooner or later every candidate shows up at the Election department, Hope they know where to find it this year. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads Socid Security stand hurt Goldwatcr By Lyle C. Wilson Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest SO, lowest 46. Valley Preparatory school asks Planning commission for permission to erect new facilities on a 3'/i-acre site on Ford street near South avenue, Phil Hauser, student at Cope junior high, wins Optimist speach contest with Kurt Zimmerman, second and Leo Murray third. Pay increases up to 22 cents per hour approved for Wage Board employes at Norton Air Force base, effective April 5, TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65, lowest 28. Division of Highways reports it will give close study to two possible routings for the Redlands freeway. One would be via San Timoteo canyon and the other through central Redlands, Red Cross drive for $25,135 reaches more than half way as reported total hits $14,000. Some firing required for citrus at this late season as mercury skids to 25 degrees in colder sectors. FIFTEEN YEARS GO Temperatures — Highest 68, lowest 38. Popularity of square dancing reaches new highs in the Redlands area and more than 300 participate in the weekly dances in the city hall auditorium, Redlands Mutual Orange association, Redlands Foothill Groves and Highland Mutual Groves take top Orange Show prize money for their fruit displays. Bob Ward takes first and Tris Hubbard fourth in Javelin for Bulldogs in track meet with Occidental, One Minute Pulpit The latter splendor of this house shall be greater than the former says the Lord of hosts; and in tlUs place I will give prosperity, says the l«rd of hosts. — Haggai 2:9. The welfare of the United States calls for stable prosperity and a rising standard of living in all parts of the free world, — David Rockefeller. TELEVISION eERRY'S WORLD FRIDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye . 9—Engmeer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30_ 5—Whirlybkds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40- 4-Believe it or Not 5:45-4, 13-News 6:00— 2, 7—News 5—You Asked For It 9—Maverick 11—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13-Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4. 5,11—News 13-Magilla Gorilla (C) 7:00- 4—Curt Massey (C) 5-Leave it to Beaver 7—Lawbreaker 9—People Are Funny 11—Movie la—Ripcord 7:3(1— 2—Great Adventure 4—Interaational Show 5—Addograms T—Destry 9-Doble GilUs 13—Human Jungle 8:00— 5—Lawman 9—Deputy 8:30- 2—Route 66 4-Bob Hope (C) 5—Name That Song 7—Burke's Law 9—Pro Basketball 13—Mystery Theater 9:00— 5—Detectives 11—Checkmate 9:30— 2-Twilight Zone 4-That Was the Week That Was-Satire 5—Movie 7—Price Is Right 13-Rebel 9; 45— 9-News 10:00— 2—Alfred Hitchcock 4-Jack Paar (c) 7—Boxing 11, 13-News 10:30—13—Harbor Command 10:45— 7—Make that Spare 9—News ll;0O- 2, 4. 5, 7—News 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Boston Blackie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (C> 11:30- S-Movie 5—Steve Allen 7—Laramie 13—Movie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Alvin 4-Hector Heathcote (c) 7—Movie 11—Superman 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 4-Fu:eball XL-5 5—Movie 11—Ramar 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw *—Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 11—Movie 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 7—Jetsons 11:00— 2—Rin Tin Tin 4—Sergeant Preston 5—Movie 7—Casper 13—Variedades U:30— 2—Roy Rogers 4—Bullwinkle (C) 7—Beany and Cecil 9—Abbott and Costello 12:00— 2—Sky POng 4—Exploring (C) 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Provocative Woman 12:30- 2—Do You Know? " 5-BasebalI Butt 7—American Bandstand 13—Fore Golfers 12:45— 5—Baseball Warmup 1:00— 2—News 4-NIT BasketbaU 5-BasebaU (C) 13—Bowling 1:30— 2—Tell it Again 7—Tombstone Territory 13—Movie 1:45— 9—News 1:55- 9-Golf Tips 2:00— 2—As Others See Us 7—Bat Masterson 9—Movie 11—Movie 2:30— 2—Repertoure Workshop 7—Challenge Golf (C) 3:00- 2-CBS Golf Classic 4—Teacher '64 13—Movie 3:30- 4-Profile 5—Califomians 7—Pro Bowlers Tour 9—Championship Bowling 4:00- 2-Lifo of Riley 4—Greatest Headlines 5—TV Bowling Touma. ment 11—Comedy Hour 4:15— 4—Meet Your Council 4:30— 2—Scholarquiz 4—American Quiz 9—Movie 13—Movie LIGHTER SIDE No more glamor By DICK WEST "Maybe the honoraUe visitor to item M Chinest mnbassy NOT KNOW—chop sutf is Ameliean Dish!" WASHINGTON (UPI) — The trouble with the U.S. postal scr\'ice is that it has lost its sense of drama. Not since the days of the Pony Express has carying the mail packed a real punch. The glory that once belonged to the postal service has been taken over by such glamorized government agencies as the FBI, the CIA and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. There has now arisen, however, a unique opportunity for the postal service to recapture some of its old aura of adven-, ture and excitement. It recently was announced that letter carriers across the nation are being armed with a new weapon — an aerosol sprayi dog repellent. The stuff comes in a plastic container which the postman clips onto bis belt. If he finds a snarling dog standing between him and a mailbox, he can draw his repellent sprayer and open Sre. Effcctiv* Spr«y The sprayer, which conUins about two dozen shots of a harmless oil and pepper mixture, is reported to be effective at ranges up to 12 feet Do you see what I see in this? I see the. makings of a television series based on the adventures of the fastest draw m the postal service. The program can be called "Sam Code, Postal Dog Fighter" and it should do for the postman what Ben Casey has done for your stodgy old family physician. As I see it^ Sam Code is the Gary Cooper type. Doesn't talk much, but when he smiles that crooked little smile of his the girls just go ape. Roving Atsignment Sam has a roving, troubleshooting assignment Anywhere there is a vicious dog on a post- 21 route, that is where you will find Sam Code. The big scene takes place at high noon. Our hero, substituting for the regular postman, approaches a,house which harbors a pedigreed chow with a nasty reputation. Step by step, the steel-nerved repellent -slinger advances toward the mailbox. The chow, teeth bared and hair bristling, runs out from under the rhodo- |dendron bush and blocks bis path. "I'm calling your bluff, Fido," Sam sneers. "You've made a smorgasbord out of a postman for the last time." His hand inches toward his trusty aerosol sprayer. One There has been no dissent from the claim by Sen. Barry Goldwater that he goofed in bis New Hampshire presidential preference primary campaign. The senator was clobbered in March whereas it was reasonable to believe in January that he was comfortably a front runner. Perhaps the Goldwater goof was his proposal that Social Security should be voluntary. The old folk could not be e.xpected to like that. They know then: Social Security money does not come from their own contributions during their earning years. Their pensions come from the contributions of younger employed men and women who are being taxed today for their support. The working man and woman now paying a percentage of earnings as a Social Security tax knows that succeeding generations of workers will be taxed when the current crop of workers is retired. Under a voluntary system, the current workers would have no assurance that the ne,\t generation would continue to pay up. There would not be much incentive for voluntary Social Security payments to support the old folks if there was no assurance that you would be paid off when it comes your turn. That is why the senator's proposal was sharply countered by assertions that it would bankrupt the Social Security system. There are a great many old folk in New Hampshire. Nearly 9 per cent of New Hampshire's population is over 65—old enough to be receiving Social Security checks under old age survivors and disability insurance system. The national average is 7.1 per cent In California it is 6.6; Nebraska, 8.7; Oregon, 8.3; Florida, 8.5; South Dakota 8.2. It is obvious, therefore, that the Social Security retirees could be molded into a substantial voting bloc, for or against What could mold them more firmly against a candidate than a proposal suspected of looking toward the bankruptcy of the Social Security system? Goldwater may be able to explain his Social Security proposal in terms which would reassure the pensioners. But if he made any such e.YpIanation in New Hampshire, the word didn't get around. The senator could protect himself from a lot of misinterpretation if he would limit himself in each speech to a singla subject and explore that subject fully so there would be no misunderstanding of what he meant. This is peculiarly true in the area of the graduated income tax. DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Migraines could begin with visual disturbance By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q—What would cause me to see what looks like a jagged- edged light flickering on o n e side? When this happens I get a terrific headache and an upset stomach. My mother has it too and she calls it the blind staggers. A—You have given a good description of migraine which often runs in families. The attack usually starts with a visual disturbance or aura which may be followed by a one-sided headache and vomiting. Q—My doctor has prescribed Sansert for my migraine headaches. This is the only medicine that has helped. Are there any harmful side effects? A—Methysergide (Sansert) is as you have found, the best preventive for migraine. If you take the recommended dose' there should be no side effects or at most a little heartburn. This can be mimized by taking the drug at the beginning of a meal. The drug should not be taken during pregnancy. Q—My daughter, 13, started to menstruate two months ago. Her first period continued for 21 days. Our doctor exammed her a week later and everything was normal. Her second, period was heavier and lasted nine days. How long can she continue like this? Can anything be done for her? A—It is not unusual for the first few periods to be prolonged and to be associated with an excessive loss of blood. As the hormonal checks and balances become established, the condi- tioa may right itself. But, because other factors may be aggravating the abnormal periods, a thorough checkup should be made. This may include dilation and curettage of the uterus. Treatment, depending on existing conditions, may include giving thyroid substance, vitamin C. blood transfusions or estrogens. Q—Can you tell me why I am nervous and irritable the week before and during my menstrual period? I am otherwise very calm. A—You have what is called premenstrual tension. This condition is usually worse in the few days before a period and Teletips TOP SHOW: — 10:00, Chan. 4. Jack Paar's special guest is Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy. 8:30 — Chan. 4. Bob Hope Presents '^Vhite Snow — Red Ice". Private investigator (Jack Kelly) matches wits with a suave foreign agent (Walter Matthau) and a beautiful jewel thief (Senta Berger). 8:30 — Chan. 7. Burke's Law. "Who KiUed Andy Zygmunt?" A kooky art dealer is killed and Burke investigates his oddball clientele. In guest cast are Ann Blytb, MacDonald Carey, Tab Hunter, Aldo Ray, Deborah Walley. 10:00 — Chan. 2. Alfired Hitchcock presents "Anyone For Murder?" Psychology professor's survey of unhappily married couples prompts him to seek the services of an assassin. squirt and it's all over. After the commercial, we see Sam at the door delivering 12 pieces of junk mail and two department store bills. Then, with a crooked little smile, he is off to face a bad tempered boxer. may be accompanied by headache, tender swelling of the breasts and nausea. Women who have this condition are not onljr hard to live with at that time, they are more accident-prone. The cause is a hormonal imbalance with retention of salt and water in the body. Working on this knowledge, doctors give a combined treatment with benzydroflumethia- zide of ethoxzolamide to produce diuresis and relieve water logging, progesterone to combat the hormonal imbalance, and ectylurea, a mild tranquilizer. On this treatment or a slight modification of it almost uniformly good results have been reported. IHTALMANAC Today is Friday, March 13, the 73rd day of 1964 with 293 to follow. 1 The moon is new. The evening stars are Venus and Jupiter. Those bom today include Joseph Priestly, British scientist who discovered oxygen, in 1733. On this day in history: In 1868, impeachment pro- codings against President Andrew Johnson got under way ia the Senate. He was acquitted by one vote on May 26 of the same year. In 1933, banks throughout the United States began to open following the "Bank Holiday" .proclaimed on March 5 by President Roosevelt. In 1938, several prominent Communist leaders were found guilty of treason during one of the great "purges" in the Soviet Union. In 1962, a $4,900,000,000 for- cign aid bill was sent to Congress. A thought for the day—Author Thomas Paine once said: "Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even ia its.best state, is but a necessary evil. , .in its worst state, an intolerable one." "SEA CANARIES" PARAMUS, N.J. (UPI)— There is very little rumbling on the surface, but usually plenty of din in the depths when whale families get together. The whale's grunts and squeals have earned it the nickname "sea canary," according to' ' tmderwater • scientists for ACF's electronics division here who've been using supersensitive listening devices like the hydrophone to broaden man's knowledge of life under the sea. Whales are thought to use their "voices" both to communicate and navigate. NOTICE OF ASSESSME.Vr NOKTUBSAE WATEK COXPANT Notice i5 hereby siven tbat at a meeting of the Board of Directors held on tlie 9th day of March, I8S4. an asseMment of Five OoUan ($5.00) per siiare waa levied upon the shares of the corporation, payable to the SecreUry of the corporation at 660 Z, Bedlands Blvd.. Redlands. California, Any shares upon which this assessment remains unpaid on the 23td day of April. 19M, wiu be delinquent, and unless payment be made prior to delinquency the said shares, or as many of them as may be necessary wiU be sold at the office of th« corporation, 660 E. Redlands' Blvd.. Redlands. Califcmia, on the 2Jnd day of May, 1964. at i0:0O o'clock a.m. of such day. to pay the delinquent assessment, together with a penalty of five per cent of th« • amount of the assessment on such shares, or be forfeited to corporation. Dated: March 9. 1964. G. R. Rees. Secretary. Northhrae Water Company.

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