Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 16, 1964 · Page 4
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Redlands, California
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Monday, March 16, 1964
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4 - MOIL , March 16, 1964 Redlands Dally Facts Redlands substitutes pansies for shamrocks Pansies not shamrocks will brighten the A. K. SmUey Public Library on St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. Though shamrocks are the usual symbol for March 17, at the A. K. Smiley Library pansies will mark the day as the birth date of the twin brothers — Albert K. and Alfred H. Smiley, philanthropists and pioneer developers of Kedlands. "Pansies were the favorite flower of A. K. Smiley and through the years have been used in profusion at the library on March 17 to commemoraie the day," e.vplains Ubrarian Edith Taylor. Visitors to the library sometimes inquire whether the building has always been a librarj-. as they view the carved wood, vaulted ceiling, and stained glass windows. Usually they ask whether it had been a church, with one recently hazarding a guess that it was once a railroad depot. The building has always been a library since the day it was built and presented to the public in 1898, the gilt of A. K. Smiley to the people of Redlands. Since 189S. the building ha.-; been enlarged by the addition of the children's wing, the Lyon wing, the stack wing, and the extension of the reference room, but the original building still forms the central part of the library. From the $1000 subscribed in 1894 to purchase the first books by the Kedlands Library Association, the holdings of the library have increased to over 109,000 volumes. Presently, also, patrons may borrow from the collection of 2,800 phonograph records, and a free film service is proWded. Monthly art exhibits are hung in the Lyon Wing by *the Redlands Art Association. Much activity centers around the children's library with weekly story hours, and class visits to acquaint young people with the library and its use. In addition to a complete collection of reference books, the Reference Department proWdes both local and out - of - state newspapers for patrons, as well as a broad selection of periodicals. A commemorative exhibit of pictures of the library as it originally appeared will be i feature of the anniversary cb servance. Venerable old books on the ology form the exhibit at the A. K. Smiley Public Library for the Easter season. The books are all in Old Dutcli and were printed in the early liOO's, with the exception of one bearing the imprint date of 1689. Sir. K. Feenstra is the owner of the books, having selected them from his collection of over 700 theological works. Mr. Feenstra, who reads both Dutch and German, has been collecting books on rehgion for over CO years, in connection with his theological studies. Hotel fire causes heavy damage LAS VEGAS, Kev. (UPI)-A roaring fire, fanned by winds up to 40 miles an hour, whipped through a wing of the Showboat Hotel today and caused damage estimated at $500,000. Twent>'-five of the 48 rooms in the wing were gutted and the remainder were damaged by smoke and water. There were no injuries. The fire may have been touched off by an electrical short in the attic of the building. I A rm WtIT COAST THtATW REDLANDS • 121 CojooSmfrr. 3^331 V rrl.. Mon.. TIKI., 7 PJt Sit. and Sun. Cont. from t P.M. ABOLOREWLOOKINSUSPENSEt M-G-Ui Goldwater rally bus planned A bos to transport Goldwater backers to bear Sen. Barry Goldwater speak Ttarsday idsht at the ^Mrts Anna in Los Angeles wia leare Oie A&P parking lot at 6 pjn. Warroi nwper announced today. Tlie bos is sponsored by the United Repuhlieans of Calt- Ifomia. Tickets are $2 for the bus ride and $S for the whidi is a taoA raising affair. I For further information phone ;Mr. Hooper. 793-1289. ALBERT SMILEY WITH CUP - This is a reproduction of a post card doted March 4, 1910, now in the possession of Mrs. A. B. (Ruth Smiley) Drake. It depicts an event which actually occurred on March 17, 1908, on the occasion of Albert K. Smiiey's 80th birthday. He i» shown in the parlor of his home with the large cup on the table at left. The cup is still in existence. The accompanying story from the Facts of March 17, 1908, fells of the presentation of the cup by the citizens and school children of the community. Smiley birthday recalls events of earlier era More than $10,000 has been reported toward the $27,000 goal. $70,000 reported on Red Cross campaign R. J. Busch candidate for congress Ronald J. Busch of San Ber nardino has announced his in tention to join the growing ranks of candidates for Congress from this, the 33rd Congressional district. He is a Democrat. I Mr. Busch, who lives at 631 Crescent avenue in San Bernardino, is a member of the Congress of Racial equality (CORE), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N'AACP), the San Bernardino Leadership ! Council, San Bernardino Improvement association, the Valley Democratic Club and the California Democratic Council k PANAVlSIOrtidMETROCOLOR Abo —Robert Mitchnm "MAN IN THE MIDDLE" B&B... OFFERS THE MOST!I Lights on again at White House WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rep. Frank J. Horton, R-N.Y.. while supporting government penny pinching, thinks President John son may have gone too far when he ordered White House lights turned off at night Horton said the lights illumi nating the Executive Mansion should be on all night "as an aid to the Secret Ser\-ice and White House police." It is ill- advised "for security reasons," he said to keep tlie White House dim. Tomorrow, Redlanders will once again commemorate the Birthday of the two Smiley brothers, Alfred and Albert, who I did so much for the Redlands they adopted as their own. But just 56 years ago tomorrow, there was a very special celebration honoring the 80th birthday of Albert, the surviving twin. There is no better way to tell the story than directly from the .March 17, 1908, columns of the Redlands Facts, in the terminology of the ago. The story follows, in part, without quotes: SOth Birthday Albert Keith Smiley today celebrated the eightieth anniversary of his birth and if good Dame Nature had been bribed to contribute eclat to the day she could not have done the thing more handsomely. During the night, a light shower fell and this morning the sun shone forth brightly and brilliantly upon the refreshed trees and shrubs and the open ing buds and fragrant blossoms that grace our fair city in general and beautiful Canyon Crest Park in particular. CUT OFF BEATLES MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (UPI) —Barbers have served notice that the Beatle haircut is out. They said Thursday, "we tolerate 'ducktails' and 'Detroits,' but this Beatle is too far out. FAMILY NITE SPECIAL (Tuesday ONLY) mmus FRIED CHICKEN INCLUDES: » FRENCH FRIES • COLE SLAW • ROLL AND HONEY FOR ONLY 89' FOR FAST TAKE-OUT SERVICE Call 793-1296 "Thera Is A Difference . . QUALITY!" B&B DRIVE-IN Highway 99 at Alabama Redlands REDUNDS FOOTLIGHTERS present LIVE THEATER "A SHOT IN THE DARK" A MYSTERY-COMEDY Adopttd by Horry Kurniti from the ploy "I'ldioU" by Marcel Archord TUES. - WED. - THURS. FRI. - SAT. Mar. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 2 SHOWS SATURDAY 7:00 & 9:30 Other Nights 8:15 ALL SEATS $1.95 Box Office Houri 4 :00-8:00 Except Sunday GROVE THEATRE 20 E. Vine St. — Redlmds PY 2-9022 Former NASA executive joins Aerospace Dr. Walter C. WiUiams. former deputy associate administrator for manned space flight operations of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been elected a vice president of Aerospace Corporation and has been named general manager of its Manned Systems Division, it was announced yesterday by Dr. Ivan A. Getting, company president Williams will begin his new work ne.\t month. Aerospace Corporation is a public-i n t e r e s t organiza- ,tion which supplies advanced planning, technical management r— • oi « and research for U.S. ballistic missile and military space programs, principally for U.S. Air Force Space Systems and Ballistic Systems Division. Williams ^^•iU report directly to Edward J. Barlow, vice president and general manager of Aerospace Corporation's El Segundo Operations. In addition to his other duties as general manager of the Corporation's Manned Systems Division, Williams will be responsible for its Atlantic Missile Range Office. Throughout the day there has been a balmy atmosphere laden with the breath of thousands of sweet blossoms. In fact, the birthday anniversary of Redlands' patron saint could not have fallen upon a more glorious, a more ideal day. As is his custom while oc- jcupying his beautiful home on Smiley Heights, Mr. Smiley spent the morning working in his flower gardens, loosening the soil about a plant, tummg the water onto a vine, clipping off the dead blossoms wherever they are seen and in a general way looking after his magnificent gardens. Surprise Visit It was while thus employed this morning that he was sur prised to see a number of car riagcs driven up. He was still more surprised upon approaching the carriages to find that they contained his own personal friends and that all might bo classed under the head of 'prominent citizens.' With characteristic hospitality, Mr. Smiley asked his early morning guests into the house, where they were greeted by the others of the family and after having been made to feel at home, F. P. MCscrvc, president of the Board of Trade, stated in a few words that the various public organizations, the school .children and the people of Rcd- j lands at large had taken this means to conveying to Mr. Smiley their most sincere congratulations and good wishes on his having reached the eightieth milestone in life's journey, and that in the resolutions to be read by the representatives of the public bodies an attempt would be made to express to Mr. Smiley in a small way some measure of the high esteem in which he is held and some appreciation for the magnificent and countless gifts in time, thought, counsel, influence and money which he has so freely given to our beautiful Icity of Redlands. Resolutions were read from the A. K. Smiley board of trus­ tees, the Board of Trade, the Redlands School board, the churches, the University club and tho Contemporary club. Address There was also a general ad dress by K. H. Field preceding the presentation of the cup. The cup and presentation were described in the following terms in the Facts story: "The handsome loving cup was then brought in and presented to Mr. Smiley, on whose face was plainly witten surprise and pleasure such as only shines from the eyes and can not bo expressed by the lips "The cup is indeed a work of the silversmith's art. It is of burnished silver and around the I top is a beautiful and chaste 'design of fruit and flowers in terwovcn in graceful style. 'The cup bears the following inscription: Presented to Albert K. Smiley by the citizens of Redlands on his eightieth birth [day, March 17, 1908. "Tho cup, together with the ebony stand on which it rests, measures 20 inches. It is inter esting to know that the cup is from the well-known Gorham establishment in New York city land that Mr. Gorham is an old and personal friend of Mr. 'Smiley's. "The funds for the purchase of the cup were secured by popular subscription, the amount being limited to $1 per subscriber. "Pupils of the public schools were permitted to contribute, their contributions being limited to five cents each, thus it will be seen that the gift was in fact as well as in inscription, la gift from the people." Cup Preserved Mrs. A. B. (Ruth SmUey) Drake, who made the postcard I available which accompanies this article, said today that the cup itself is still very much in existence. It was retained in Redlands for many years but is now with other family effects in Lake Mohonk, N. Y. and is often displayed at the hotel the family started in 1869. Absentee voter ballots ovailable Redlands residents expecting to be out of town on the date of the April U municipal election may obtain absentee voter ballots from the City Clerk's office starting today. Applications for the absent voter ballots may be filed up ]to April 7. City Qak Hazel Soper explained. The voted bal lots must be returned by S p.m. jAprU 13. Sample ballots for the municipal election will be mailed to each registered voter in the near future. Arguments for and against the proposed initiative rubbish ordinance will be en- I closed with the sample ballots. as the Redlands Chapto' of the American Bed Cross campaign moved into high gear today. Leaders of the effort expressed pleasure with the support of volunteer members who were beginning active solicitatioa in the commmiity tiiis week. First reports tabulated this morning showed that the Advance Gifts committed, headed by Mrs. Robert Wilson, had raised more than $8,000 and [seemed assured of success. The Loma Linda effort, under the guidance of Oliver Jacques, exceeded its $1300 quota by $200, [reporting a total of $1500. Efforts at Redlands Communi Ity HospiUl. guided by Mrs. Elizabeth Stilpass; in Mentone under the leaderslup of Mn. Hugh Kirby: and at th« Bed- lands Post Office. Mrs. Emily Ortiz and Dan Stanton as coordinators, all showed encouraging beginnings. "Recent activities of the Red cross in the flood disaster areas of the midwest demcmstrate th« continuing need for the support of the organization," commended Dr. Gilbert Brown, campaign chairman, at the tabulatioa session, "both with respect to the national scope of the Red Cross, and the local planning which must be maintained here in Redlands in the event of any emergency." Increased effort is expected this week, particularly in the business section, supervised by Joe Enarson of the Souths California Edison Company. Services for Mrs. Corper Tuesday Funeral services for Mrs Mattie Carper, who died here Saturday, are scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow at the F. Ar thur Cortner chapeL Mrs. Carper, who was 65 years old at the time of her death, was bom in Arkansas jand had lived in Redlands for 19 years. She was a member of Temple Baptist church whose pastor. Rev. Aaron Eurich, will [officiate at tomorrow's services. She leaves one son. Jack Carper of Redlands; a daugh ter, Mrs. Lee Kessler, also of Redlands; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hunter of Arkansas and Mrs. Maggie Jones of Los An geles; a brother. Buck Harvey of Los Angeles; seven grand children and three great-grand children. Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park. School bond bills introduced in Legislature SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Republican and administration leg- lislative forces today each introduced school bond bills calling for the same amount of money but different election dates. In moves that could indirectly affect the anti-Rumford hous- mg initiative. Republican assemblymen asked that a $260 million school aid construction bond issue be placed on the June ballot Gov. Edmund G Brown's bill, meanwhile, asked that the bonds go on in November. By law, the initiative will have to be placed on the June I primary ballot if the bonds are. The bond bills were introduced by Assemblymen John G. Veneman, R - Modesto, and Charles B. Garrigus, D-Reedley. In introducing the >bonds, neither Republicans nor Democrats mentioaed the housing initiative. Citrus Morket LOS ANGELES, Mar. 16 (UPI) — Representative prices by size and grade all orange auction markets: 41s 56s 72s Us First grade....7.20 6.94 6.23 5. Second grade.. 5.-W 5.20 113s 138s 1<3s First grade... .4.48 4.06 3.82 3. Second grade. .3.82 3.56 3.60 Trend: Higher. NEW YORK (UPI)-Citrus rc port: CaHfomia Navels: 15 cars haU boxes $4.83. .49 4.29 180s .66 Now You Kn«w By United Press International The legal voting age in th( United States is 21 in all states except Hawaii where it is 20 Alaska, 19, and Georgia Kentucky, 18, accordmg to World Almanac. and the W. T. Gibson passes away at age of 90 William Terry Gibson, who I was both an orange grower and a real estate businessman during his 50 years in Redlands, died in San Bernardino yesterday at the age of 90. Mr. Gibson was a native of Missouri. He was a member of the Redlands First Baptist church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hilda T. Gibson; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Bothamley of Nortli Hollywood and Mrs. Verona Cooper of Santa Cruz; a step-' son, Roger J. Williams of Sao Bernardino; a brother, Henry Gibson of Turlock; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday from the F. Arthur Cortner chapel with Rev. Ivan Bell, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Memorial Park. The BatUe of Bunker HiU actually was fought on nearby Breed's Hill. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Adl NOW LEASING . . . 1964 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL v-;^*: e^i - We ore proud to announce our Lincoln Continental leasing program, unparalleled for providing fine-car transportation tailored to your personal driving needs. Select either Lincoln Continental model — the peerless sedan or America's only 4-door convertible. Incorporated LINCOLN — MERCURY - COMET 420 W. Redlands Blvd. 793-2141 Poultry and Eggs LOS ANGELES. March 18 (UPH — i Ens: Prices to reUUers (.o.b. to distributor plants ideUvercd ISi cents higher!: AA extra lars* 44H-»8!i, J A extra large UVi-ISii, AA Jarce '37'i-»l"i. A large 35>i-36'5. B large Sl 'j-Saij, AA medium 33'i-36'.i. A medium 31'2-32 *3, A A small 27 ',3- 30'j. A sman 25'i-26Vj. Prices to consumers: A A large 4357, A large 43-52, AA medium 45-52. A medium 47-43, AA smaU 43-47, A small 40-43. Poultry: Frj-crs 17-19. roasters 2125. light type hens 4-5^4 wtd. avg. 4.80. liens cross 5-(i*i wtd. avg. 5.65. Facts Classified Ads Can SeU Anything Call 793-3221 IK asis Cafe BEAUMONT mm TOP SIRLOIN $995 10 ez. Select Top Sirloin with Onion Rings Ai SEAFOOD COMBINATION $)30 Shrimp, Scallops, Filet of Sole Roast Choice Sirioin of Beef Natural Gravy. I Real Italian Spaghetti With Meat Sauce .... 79 CHILDREN'S PLATE AVAILABLE OPEN DAILY 6:15 A. M. to 10:30 P. M. A HELPING HAND FROM REDLANDS FEDERAL in tlie realization of j-our dream come true — a home of your own. Sotmd faiancial guidance and a loan for home building, home buying or home Improvement await you at any of our four offices. SXirZKOS Sc I<OAN ASSOCX&TIOH Redlands Home Office Fifih St. & Citm An. 7*1-2191 Fontcne Branch lUI Wheeler Ave. VS4N2 er tn-SiSt Yucaipa Branch 35034 Yueaipa Boulevard 7W41I1 Beaumont Branch 725 Beaumont Avenu* MMUl

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