Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 18, 1964 · Page 13
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 13

Redlands, California
Issue Date:
Wednesday, March 18, 1964
Page 13
Start Free Trial

Voracious economy U.S. mint battles to make enough coins WASHINGTON (UPI)-In a red-carpeted office of the Treasury Building, Jliss Eva B. Adams is busily playing mother bird to millions of coin-operated vending machines, pay tele phones, parking meters and other automatic symbols of America's. $600-billion economy. There are times when. Miss Adams, director of the Bureau of the Mint, feels ifs a losing battle. While the mints at Philadelphia and Denver arc working around the clock, five days a week turning out nearly four billion coins a year, merchants and bankers complain they haven't enough coins to go around. The culprit is the nation's expanding population and economy. As America grows, so grows its commerce and its need for coins. Vending machines gobble up millions of coins daily. Pay telephones, toll stations, and parking meters are just as vo- NE^V MEDAL—The Lyndon B. Johnson Medal has been added to the presidential series of medals available for purchase from the Bureau of the Mint At left is the front of the medal containing a likeness of the President carved by Gilroy Roberts, chief sculptor of the mint At right is the back with an adaption of the presidential seal. The medal costs $3, including postage. tries to persuade schools to sell ticket books for their lunches. Sleanwhile. the mint tries to cope with the situation with plants built in the early 1900s. huffy when anyone suggests hiring private firms to help. They say they couldn't keep track of the coins outside the mint. Moreover, they add with the mint. Congress has author-^ racious. More and more states iized S30 million for a new build- are resorting to the sales taxjing at Philadelphia but has yet to appropriate money so that planning can get under way. As a slop-gap measure, mint has asked for money to work weekends at Philadelphia and Denver. Officials say two Most parents prefer to give j more days a week should put junior the e.\act change instead'another 200 million coins a year of a dollar bill. .Miss Adamsjinto circulation, and tlicy get Miss Adams believes the onlyU touch of pride, the U.S. mint real solution, is expansion of can turn out coins as cheaply as a source of revenue, and the sales tax usually gets paid in pennies. Lunches Drain Coins f School hot lunches are another drain on the coin supply. as private enterprise. It costs the mint a little more than one-fourth of a cent to make a penny, two-thirds of a cent to make a nickel, less than the :9 ',i cents to make a dime, ZS'.-i cents to make a quarter and 47 cents to make a half dollar. This includes both metal and production costs. The difference between t h c co:;t of making a coin and its IN HOLLYWOOD Jrm Coburn "gives" arm to wild role By Erskiae Jolinson DURANGO, Mexico — (NEA) — He rides witli the column of cavalrymen, but he looks more like some wild, whiskered, buckskin-clad apparition out of a nightmare. His left arm is chopped off at the elbow. Two turkey feathers dangle from its stump. There is string of bright In dian beads around his neck, a gleaming knife in his belt. A gold watch fob dangles from a pocket of his dirty fringed jacket. Another turkey feather extends like an outlandish hatpin from his battered slouch hat. There is a shotgun in his saddle holster. AVhcn he brings the gun into action he guides his horse with the reins clinched between his teeth. Samuel T. Potts, Indian scout, at your service, sir. Behind the make-up — also at j'our service — is James Co burn, rising young star. The colorful character is in a new, brawling outdoor adventure movie, ".Major Dundee," a Jerry Bresler-Columbia production on location here. The period is 1S64, but Union blue is mi.\ed with Confederate jray. The dislocated cavalrj-- jnen prod their horses and lean against the cold wind whipping off the barren land tables of northern Mexico. They are led by Charlton Heston as Sfajor Amos Dundee of the 3rd U.S. Cavah-y. The Johnny Kebs with Dundee are his captives — escaped prisoners trapped in Mcvico — but they are pledged to join him against a common foe: murderous Apaches spilling white blood along (he Rio Grande. Never has a movie seen such a ragtag, motley gang of horse soldiers, and never has a movie seen a character quite like Samuel T. Potts. "How can you go wrong with a role like this?" asks the taU, angular Coburn as he zips open his jacket after a scene to stretch the arm he must keep hidden in the film. Hollywood is learning fast that no role goes wrong with James Coburn playing the nart.i He's the former Laurel, Neb.,' lad who hit the movie big time; as the knife thrower in "The Magnificent Seven." From there he went into "The Great Escape," then "Charade," with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, followed by "The Americanization of Emily," due this sprmg. In the future is "The Cincinnati Kid." in which he will play a rambling, gambling man with a passion for dolls and stud poker. James Coburn always appears to have a fierce scowl on his face, and the role of hotheaded Indian scout Potts will not help convince anyone that he has a marvelous sense of humor. But "The Americanization of Emily" will do so. He plays his first comedy role for "Emily" and that's the pattern he likes for his career- always a different character, always hiding his own identity. But the warm personaUty of Coburn keeps seeping through in a way that reminds you of, Humphrey Bogart's transition from heavy to master of diversity. There was a slow reaction to Coburn's role in "The JIagnifi' cent Seven," "It sort of went to the moon and then bounced back," he says. But the Coburn career is in high gear now and headed for the stars. Over two tons of fat have gone ATLANTA (UPl) — More than two tons of fat have been shed, but Georgia highway patrolmen still have about one and one half tons to go. The state's 418 patrolmen were ordered to shape up by tlicir boss, Col. Lowell Conner, last June. He ordered diets for those overweight. Conner said Tuesday that "weight loss now stands at 4,391 pounds and there arc 2,716 pounds to go." He said he hopes the troopers will be at normal weight by September, and if they all make it, they will weigh three and one half tons less. He said not all men were fat to start with, but one trooper has aUeady lost 54 pounds. Boys with green hair get holiday DE.WER (UPD- Hay, Lee and Sam Gillan Jr., whose great grandparents emigrated from Ireland 100 years ago. had a holiday from school on St. Patrick's Day. School officials sent the sons of ilr. and Jlrs. Sam Gillan home Tuesday morning because their hair was green. Mrs. GQ- lan said she also plaimed to spray her hair green but ran out of tint, and Sam Sr. said he thought green hair was no worse than bleached hair. The parents, however, agreed to have the dye washed out by this morning's classes. Ray is 7, Lee. 12, and Sam Jr., 15. H. FLOYD BROWN kamblerized Used Cars CHOICE TRADE-INS On the LARGE LOT With LARGEk BARGAINS! WHERE tfie lights are bright and THE PRICES RIGHT! WHERE?? On the Comer of 7th & Redlonds Blvd. On the Automobile Row Did 792-6808 TELEVISION IN REVIEW By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPl)-Though Congress may investigate tele vision violence again, it is likely that real-life terror on the home screen in recent years is having more effect on the viewer mood than the fiction. It may not be too far-fetched to suggest that from seeing tliesc black moments of reality, some good is emerging in merely making the vast audience of televiewers more sensi five to the horrors of violene and hate in an edgy world. Consider some of the events of these years that have been seen in living rooms across the nation: There was the night that a televised boxing match ended with one of the participants, Benny (Kid) Paret, being fatally injured. There was the killing of President Kennedy, which, while not telecast at the moment the shooting occurred, was quickly aired in recon structcd film form. There was the fatal shooting of Kennedy's accused assassin, Lee Oswald, by Jack Ruby. There was the telensed verdict of death at Ruby's trial. One of our lawyer friends thinks that the harsh verdicts in the Frank Sinatra Jr. kid­ naping and Ruby cases may well stem partly from a modern-era reaction by citizens against fear of bodily harm. In short, that the uneasiness of current life — including the bomb—has made possible bodily offense a more personal matter. Be that as it may, there is no question that present and future network pntcrtainment schedules contain a good deal less violence than in the past— and congressional investigations of fiction are by no means the only, or even major, reason any more. Violence, ot course, is always around, often in legitimate dramatic form. But few serious parties pay attention any more to the nonsensical arguments that since Shakespeare and other great writers employed violence, the many crude video handlers should therefore be considered in the same light It is probably no accident that the highest-rated western on the air, "Bonanza," is relatively light on violence, and that the majority of most- watched shows arc comedies. Tliere will be even more laughers on the networks in the fall. Last week, the National Association of Broadcasters toughened its guidelines for commercials about warlike toys. Boxing, which once had three weekly network programs, will soon have none. On April 28, David Brinkley will narrate a special called "Boxing's Last Round." These, of course, are only items — as was Gary Cooper's lament, shortly before he died, about the overempha sis in western fiction on cowboy punks. The prime fact is that neither do-gooders nor per formers can move the public like a furst-hand look at the true face of violence itself. Tht Channel Swim: Jackie Cooper plays a ventriloquist who is the victim of his gangster-like dummy on CBS-TV's Twilight Zone" April 10.. .Mi chael Dunn, the 3-foot-U actor who got fine notices in the Broadway drama "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" and recently turned in a standout singing performance on the Jack Paar show, appears ' March 29 on ABC-TV's "Arrest and TWaL' Steve Allen takes over for Garry Moore as host of CBS- TV's "I've Got a Secret" next [season.. Mien, will also continue his nightly syndicated show. face vahie is called "seignior­ age," from an old French word meaning "lord." It was the lord of the manor who got a share of the metals mined on his land. In this case lie "lord of the manor" is Miss Adams and her seigniorage amounts to some 550 million a year, all of which goes into the treasury's general fund. Builds First Mint The U. S. Constitufion gives Congress the power to coin money. Congress delegates this power to the mint in 1792, and the first public building erected by the new nation was the Philadelphia mint. To show how serious it was about money, Congress provided the death penalty for the director of the mmt should the coinage ever be found to be below standards. Dogs guarded the old Philadelphia mint, and employes were forbidden to feed them. Workers at the various mints never have been allowed to go out for lunch. In the old days, the wives would bring their husbands' lunches to the mmt and leave them in an outer room. After the wives were gone, the men would come out, take their lunches and eat. Now mint workers carry their own lunches. Up until 1825, mint employes could draw part of their wages in rum. But tiiat year the rum allowance was halted, and smoking and swearing as well as drinking were forbidden in the mint Additional mints were opened m New Orleans, Charlotte, N. C.J and Dahlonega, Ga.. in 1838. The confederacy used these mints during the Civil War, and the federal government did', not reopen them aft- erwardsi The first western mint wasi established in San Francisco in 1854. It was closed in 1955 on economy grounds. In 1862 Congress decided to Redlands Daily Pacts Wed., March 18,1964 -13 set up a mint at Denver and a year later one at Carson City, Nev. The Carson City mint ran unta 1893. \Vhile coinage is its chief function, the Bureau of . the Mint also keeps watch on the country's $15 billion gold stock, most of which is stored at Fort Knox, Ky, It also has charge of nearly S2 billion of U. S. silver at West Point, N,Y. The Philadelphia mint has the duty of striking the official United States medals. Many of these are available to the general public at a price slightly above their cost. Rent ekark tarpet shamnooer for only $1 Make your carpets new again! Rent electric carpet shampooer for only $1 a day when you buy Blue Lustre Carpet Shampoo at: BEAUMO.Vr HDWE. * LUMBER IKS E. eib, BoBnont HALE « GBeEN 'SU\OE " Calimna Blvd.. ClUmes* HOME FUUNrrCKE CO. IMFERIAL HARDWARE S15 Oraafe. RedUnds 19 E. Citras. RedUodx LOMA UNBA DABDWABE II191 Anderson, Lams Ltada fPHOLSTEBT SBAMFOO Krr ALSO AVAILABLE C & H PURE SUGAR 5 LB. BAG 39 When You Buy Any 6 C. E. Light Bulbs at CERRARD'S Regular Low | Prica ... 40 Watt, «0W, 75W, lOOW (or higher). "WONDER' Fresh DOZEN PACK PARKERHOUSE ROLLS SAVE 12c LOOK WHAT MAZOLA OIL 49 Hunts CATSUP 2 "" O for Stock Up ar This Low Price IN OUR GARDEN FRESH PRODUCE DEPARTMENT GROUND BEEF 29^ SLICED BACON ..... ROMAINE LETTUCE 10 Golden Ripe Central American BANANAS 10 FRESH NORTHERN RED YAMS lOi 'Simple Simon" Frozen Cream PIES Chocolate, Lemon, Strawberry, Coconut, Banana, or Butterscotch M.J. B. All Grinds COFFEE M.J. B. INSTANT - 6 ox. $1.05 ONE POUND CAN 2 lb. can $1.37 JACK-POT WINNER B&M Brand 13 oz. Old BAKED BEANS..can ^l** Brandywine . . . Stems & Pes. 2 oz. can O ^i* ^Qt MUSHROOMS * ^1* Bebrick's pint bot. IV^ AMMONIA . I/'' Nabisco Wayerly AMMONIA Nabisco Wi WAFERS..n ex. pkg. Pacific "Honey Treat" ^C* GRAHAMS 1 lb. pkg. Sunshine "Kriipy" ^^tf CRACKERS 7 01. pkg. Hot Cereal CREAM OF RICE... Cale Brand No. 1 tall can *% for ^1* CAT FOOD.... A il*- Chicken of the Set No. V2 can CHUNK TUNA ii* Cut Rife 125 ft. roll 07« WAX PAPER Water Conditioner 9C« CALG0N....1 ib. pk9. Diamond 2I>—7-inch PAPER PLATES Dole Frozen < or. OJ* PINEAPPLE JUICE ^* Delsey Brand O roll OC* Toilet TISSUE *• pack Bar Soap O f°r PELS NAPTHA 4 Ghtrardelli's Ground CO <t CHOCOLATE 1 lb. can PT*^ Mrs. Judith Calvert, 60 So. Center St., Redlonds. When Gerrard's Market called on Mrs. Calvert, she was immediately awarded the weekly prize of 5 Silver Dollars. However, she failed to produce the required sales slip and missed out on the big Jack-Pot. THIS WEEK SILVER DOLURS Prices Effective THURS., MAR. 19 thru WED., MAR. 25 Jf MARKET 333 ORANGE ST. — REDLANDS Gtorietta Whole Peeled AC* APRICOTS...2 '/a can Hershey's Instant COCOA MIX 1 lb. can ll* Sanitary Nephin* AC* KOTEX ....pkg. of 12 '•3* Kara Brand 12 OT. ^L* TABLE 40^ Libby'* *6 oz. can TOMATO JUICE 47* Libby'* 12 oz. can CORNED BEEF 9V Trend Dry Giant size AC* DETERGENT Trend Liquid 22 oz. A^^ ti^ Zee Brand A roll Toilet TISSUE Hp.ek Ocean Spray pint CRANBERRY JUICE iS*^ Bubbles for th« Bath ORO SUDS 12 ex. pkg. Al*

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free