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Page 24 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MARCH 18, 1964 New City Manager R. P. Merritt, Jr., takes over today as R?d- ands fourth city manager. Because he has demonstrated his ability in various responsible positions in the eight years he has been in the city government, the Council voted unanimously to promote him to the top job. Mr. Merritt worked closely with the late Fred Workman and is familiar \vith all phases of the office of the city manager. His appointment should meet with wade-community approval. Two of Mr. Merritt's major accomplishments were his work in the building of Safety Hall, a well designed, functional building, and the new sewer plant. Both of these major projects required capable direction and Mr. Merritt carried them to a conclusion in admirable fashion. He also has shomj his organizational ability in setting up the new city department of finance which has worked out the difficult budgetary pi-oblems. The new citj' manager attended both the University of California at Berkeley and Davis and has taken special advanced courses at U.S.C. in public administration and fi- 3iance administration. The finance courses furthered his accounting training which had enabled him to servie the city of Colton as city accountant before coming to Redlands. Prior to that he had been in the construction field. Redlands has many complex problems confronting it While the city council must set the policy, the city manager plays an important role both in carrying out the policy and helping to formulate it. The job requires a fair minded man with judgment and with experience. Mr. Merritt has those qualities. Flu shots pay off A new Army study sheds light on the current controversy over the value of flu shots. It explains why some people swear by the shots and why others doubt their value. For the past three years the Army has given influenza vaccine to evei-y man in sei-vice more than 30 days. In addition, the Army Medical Coi-ps has experimentally i-un major tests with "vacci- natees" and control groups of unvaccinated men regularly for more than 20 years. The Army doctors have found that vaccinated men have had from 11 to 92 per cent fewer cases of flu, depending on the type of \accine and the strain of flu virus prevalent. In three test years out of four, there were 60 to 92 per cent fewer flu cases among the vaccinated men. The Army, which lost 50,000 men in battle in 1917 and 1918, and 47,000 men to influenza these same years, considers its flu program a success. But why does protection vary from 11 to 92 per cent? In 1943, the Army vaccine gave 72 per cent protection. By 1945 that protection was up to 92 per cent In 1947, protection dropped to 11 per cent w-hen a new type of virus appeared which varied significantly from the strains in the Army vaccine. Adding a strain of that new \1rus to the vaccine brought protection back up to 68 per cent by 1950 and to 83 per cent by 1953. Px'otection dipped mai-kedly a fe%v yeai-s later with tl)e spread of the Asian flu \Axx&. An Army crash program developed a still newer vaccine in the spring of 1957 that incorporated the Asian influenza virus with the older tj-pes. This brought 47 to 77 per cent protection, dependmg on the potency of the vaccine used. Though flu nationwide hit its highest levels since the 1917-18 epidemic, by early 1958 the Army had brought its influenza rates down to those of normal, nonepidemic years. . . considerably lower than in the civilian population. In 1958, the new vaccines were giving 83 per cent protection. Tlie Army says its secret is the speed witli which these new strains are added to its old vaccines. Army men report they regularly include more tjpes of flu \iruses in their vaccines than ai-e arailable in vaccines used by most ci\ilian doctors. What the Army men expect is that their constantly improved vaccines will hold the line. The vaccines tend to prevent epidemics from getting out of hand. They never wipe out flu. The Newsreel Foreign trawl is unusually attractive this summer with almost every country offering stimulating cultural festivals and anti-U.S. demonstrations. The Presidential draft is different from the other kind in that it is much more likely to call a man with a wife and children. No matter what the future may hold for Bobby Kennedy it's pretty clear he'd have a tough time getting a imion card to drive a truck. The man at the next desk saj^s his children have alwaj^ criticized the way he pops his knuckles, but now he has them convinced it's a form of folk music. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By FRANK MOORE "When your brother, Bill, gets back from Europe, how would you and Sidney like to fly down to Guatemala with me on a Flying Farmers trip?" Winslow Lincoln didn 't have to do any arm twisting to get an affirmative answer. We just packed our bags and on Sunday afternoon (March 8) met him at his private airstrip — "Yucaipa International Airport." Within a few minutes the baggage was stowpd, the Cessna Skylane was climbing across lower Yucaipa Valley and we were turning over the Lincoln house, near Redlands country club, where Mrs. Lincoln was standing outdoors and waving. Then it was only an hour over the spring-green of the Bannmg pass, the white fan of sand that separates Palm Springs from Indio, the date orchards, the brovMi Salton Sea, the green and brown squares of Imperial Valley to Calexico, at the border. The sun was low over the Laguna mountains. Like birds coming into roost the Flying Farmers were fast flocking in. Most of them had come from the Great Central Valley of California and when all were down there were 19 light aircraft parked along the field for the night. To get 60 Americans through the Me.xican Immigration, to get the papers for each airplane, and to file flight plans for 19 aircraft takes some doing. The man who knows the ropes, and personally expedites the whole procedure, is Aimer Borges, a Spanish and English speaking American of Basque descent. He makes his living as a crop-duster and by operating the Calexico airport where he builds immense goodwill by helping the many Americans who fly south of the border, singly and in flocks. Thanks to the herculean efforts of Mr. Borges and his equally competent wife, the Fl.Wng Farmers were ready for bed by 10:30 p.m. with calls ordered for 5:15 a.m. By 6:50 a.m. the airplanes were taking off in rapid order from Calexico, rising over the All American canal, and descending for an immediate landing at Mcxicali. On a flight of three miles you would hardly expect any navigational problems, but the smoke of Mexicali was rising no more than 40 feet and was then spreading out flat. The rising sun would raise the thermal ceiling, and the smoke, in a few minutes but we had to land immediately. Fortunately, Mr. Lincoln knew where to look for the airport and we went right on in. The officials checked us through without delay. Five minutes later we were climbing toward the Gulf of Lower California. The Flying Farmers, who had required so much organized effort to get across the border, and to spell out plans for the day's 1.000 mile flight down the coast to San Bias, now scattered in the air. Our ground speed was 141 m.p.h., while a twin Beech was makmg 230. Moreover, having different cruising ranges the airplanes would land at various fields of the pilots choosing. For awhile, however, there was sort of a social hour, plane to plane, as the pilots talked to each other by radio. It was sort of like an old fashioned party line. You could hear what other people were saying and if you wanted to you could chime in occasionally. The talk was mostly about locations, altitudes, the weather and the whereabouts of other airplanes. By mid morning the chatter was over and we would not see any of our flock until nearly sunset at San Bias on the tropical coast of Slexico. The companionship of those who fly ''Send These, the Homeless, Temptest-Tost to Me/' Washington Window Protection needed against dying candidate Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 79, lowest 44. City Council accepts offer of 572,500 from Stale Division of Highways for Little League ball park property at Texas and Colton. Membership of American Legion Post 106 approves building committee's recommendation for construction of a new clubhouse just west of North Center street between Citrus and Highway 99. "Trial balloon" launched by City Council to consider possibility of instituting parallel parking on State street "now that the off-street lots are in operation." TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 55, lowest 34. At least six trash containers will be placed in downtowTi Redlands by authorization of City Council and at the suggestion of the Beautiflcation committee of the Contemporary club. Construction of a new S63.000 office structure for Real Gold company at Brookside and Center to start immediately by Donald and McKee. Terrier Mike Armacost picked on the All-CIF second string basketball squad. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 69, lowest 40. Hosiery workers local at the Texas-Colfon mill asks for strike vote on issue of a third shift. Ban on sale of Florida oranges in California lifted by the state and local citrus interests say this move could be disastrous for the state's own citrus industry. Residents in vicinity of Texas street and Lugonia seek to institute agricultural zoning instead of light manufacturing. One Minute Pulpit Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven. — Lamentations 3:4L Prayer is the soul getting into contact with the God in whom it believes. — Harry Emerson Fosdick. in light aircraft is mostly something that is shared on the ground. TELEVISION mi WEDNESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9-Engineer Bill (C) 11—Superman 13—Thaxton Hop 5:30— 5—Whiriybirds 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—Follow the Sun 11-Wanted—Dead or Alive 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4. 5. 11—News 13—Rod Rocket (C) 7:00— 4—Death Valley Days 5—Leave it to Beaver 7_World of Giants 9—People Are Funny 11—GaUant Men 13-This Excltmg World 7:30— 2—CBS Reports 4—HaUmark HaU of Fame (C) 5—Addograms 7—Ozzie and Harriet 9-Dobie GUUs 13—Crusade in Pacific 8:00— 5—Lawman 7—Patty Duke 9—Movie (C) 11—I Search for Adventure 13—Story of a Champion 8:30— 2—TeU it to the Camera 5—Stump the Stars 7—Farmer's Daughter 11—Ice Hockey 13—Islands in Sun (C) 9:00- 2—Beverly HillbilUes 4—Espionage 5—Wrestling 7—Ben Casey 9:30— 2—Dick Van Dyke 13—Silcnts Please 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Danny Kaye 4—Eleventh Hour 7—Channing 13—News 10:05— 9—News 10:20- 9-Movie fC) 10:30—13—Intn'l Detective 10:50—11—News 11:00— 2, 4, 5, 7—News 13—Boston Blackie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (c) 11:30— 2-Movie .S—Steve Allen 7—New Breed 13—Movie THURSDAY DAYTIME 9:00- 2-.News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—1 Married Joan 9—King and Odie 11—Jack La Lanne 13-News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4—Word for Word (c) 7—Pamela Mason 11—Movie 10:00— 2—JlcCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 3—National Conference • 10:30- 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Missing Links (C) 5—Mr. Lucky 7—Gurl Talk 9—Movie 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (c) 5—Cross Current 7—Price Is Right 13—Guideposts 11:25— 2—News 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences (c) 5—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'sMakeaDeal(C) 5—Thin Man 7—Seven Keys 3—En France 13—Movie 12:2.>— 4—News 12:30— 2—As the World Turns 4—Doctors 5-TV Bmgo 7—Father Knows Best 9—Movie 11—Movie 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young- 5-Movie 7—Ernie Ford 1:30— 2—House Party 4—You Don't Say! (c) 7—Mike Douglas 13—Robin Hood 2:00— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:23— 2, 4—News 2:30— 2—Edge of Night' 4—Make Room for Daddy 7—Day in Court 13—Ann Sothem 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2-Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13-Felix the Cat 3:30- 2-.My LitUe Margie 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day 11—Deputy Dawg, Dick Tracy 3:45— 5—Corris Guy 9—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 U His Friends LIGHTER SIDE Freeway to culture By DICK WEST ifff/ * .. f /ff your Mrf picftfJ^ you pari!" WASHINGTON (UPI) Groundbreaking for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is expected to take place this year, provided they ever decide which ground to break. One group of planners wants to build the center on a site near the Potomac River, but this plan is being challenged by another group which contends the location is unsuitable. The dissident faction objects to the river site largely for es thetic reasons. They point out that in this location the center would over-look a stunning pan^ orama of freeway approaches, ramps and bridges. In my opim'on, however, such a vista would be entirely appropriate. The original name for the project, as you may know, was the National Cultural Center. And what, may I ask, is more symbolic of our national culture than a freeway? Actually, the fuss over the location is a secondary issue any­ way. The thing that bothers me is what will happen at the center after they get it built. Anyone, for instance, can put up a building and label it a sardine cannery. But it doesn't, in truth, become one until you bring in some sardines. By the same token, a cultural center must have a certain amount of culture to fulfill its function. The question is, where is the culture coming from? Washington itself hardly has enough culture to fill the buildings that already exist. According to C. Northcofe Parkmson, the British author who propounded "Parkinson's Laws," a bureaucracy will automatically expand to fill the amount of space made available to it. 'I 'hus far, however, there is no evidence that culture possesses the same degree of elasticity. It may be possible to borrow a certain amount of culture from other cities. But I rather doubt tiiat the needs of the cuZ- By Lyie C. Wilson Americans urgently need more than a mere change in the order of presidential succession to obtain mmimum guarantees for the safety of the republic. There is urgent need for protection against the presidential candidacy of a dying man. Physical infirmity can reduce an able man to a condition of mental inefficiency. This A-bomb, push button century is no time for a.slug- gish mind in the White House. The need for protection against the presidential candidacy of the physically unfit is emphasized by several passages relating to Franklin O. Roosevelt in the recently published "Diplomat Among Warriors," by Kol>- crt Murphy; Doubleday & Co., §6.95. Murphy is a friendly witness and competent. He was Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's poUti- cat adviser through most of World War II as special representative of FDR. Murphy later was political officer assigned to Gen. Lucius B. Clay, U.S. commander in Berlin. Great Public Servant Murphy retired from the State Department in the highest rank open to a career officer. He was both diplomat and secret agent, one of the great public servants of our times. Murphy's admiration and friendship for FDR emphasizes bis report of the war president's incapacity. There also is Murphy's revelation that FDR failed to exercise his political judgment and responsibility when the Allied armies were approaching Berlin in • the Western theater. The ever alert Wnston ChurcliiU was pressmg for an Allied attack on and seizure of the German capital. Murphy writes that FDR and Secretary of SUte CordeU Hull simply did nothing. Roosevelt and Hull left this dynamic and vital political decision to Eisenhower and Gen. George C. MarshaU, the U.S. Army chief of staff. Neither was competent to make such a political decision. Ike and Marshall decided (apparently correctly) that Berlin was not a prime military target, thus missing altogether the vital political factor. Their decision left Berlin to the Russians who hastened to seize the city because Joseph Stalin, like Churchill, was alert and eager to make the big political decisions. Failed To Act It may be that the seed of World War III was planted in the bumbling military diplomacy that permitted the Communists to envelop Berlin. Neither did FDR act vigorously to assure the United States access to Berlin which was to be 100 miles or so inside the Communist administered part of Germany. More likely, FDR never heard of the acces road matter. Murphy's theme is founded on the belief, documented in other books, that FDR was a dying man when he sought a fourth term in 1944. Some of FDR's political associates now concede that to be a fact. The chiller in Murphy's book is what he wTote of his last interview with the failing President in March 1945: His (FDR's) appearance was a terrible shock. He was unable to discuss serious matters, ui no condition to offer balanced judgments upon the great questions of war and peace. FDR then was just back from the Yalta conference. THE DOCTOR SAYS In defense of drug firms: they're Samaritans, toe By Dr. Waj'ne G. Brandstadt Drug compam'es are in business to make an honest profit. But, like all groups that profit from man's misfortunes, they are often under heavy attack from the government and other sources. Let's take a look at the other side of the ledger. When an outbreak of botulism, a very severe form of food poisoning, occured in Kentucky, a drug manufacturer provided a supply of botulinus antitoxin without cost This is an example of what is known as a public service drug. The total demand for it is so low that, even though the company may have spent more than SI million on research and development, it cannot hope to make any money on it. It therefore supplies the product when needed at the cost of production or at no "Jost at all. Among the many other examples are an antivenin for victims of a black widow spider bite, an infravenous solution for Teletips TOP SHOW: — 7:30, Chan. 4. HaU of Fame. "Little Moon of Alban". A new production of James Costigan's award-winning drama of a nursing nun who is sent to a hospital outside Dublin to care for the wounded English during the Irish Rebellion. Julie Harris and Dirk Bogarde star. 7:30 — Chan. 2. CBS Reports. "Birth Struggle of a Law." Documentary tracing the stormy route of the Civil Rights Bill since its submission to Congress last June. Participants include Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy, Sen. Hubert Humphrey, Sen. Everett Dirksen. 9:30 — Chan. 4. Espionage. "Some Other Kind of World." American entertainer is accused of photographing Soviet military installations. 9:30 — Chan. 2. Dick Van Dyke. Rob and Laura become the innocent victims of a family tug-of-war over 'cemeterey plot. tural center can be satisfied in that manner. So what is the solution? Well, the nation already has a Peace Corps. There are proposals before Congress now to create a Youth C:orps. And I would like to be among the first to suggest the establishment of a Cultural 0)rps. The Cultural Corps would be open to volunteers between the age of 13 and 83. Those who signed up would, after a short framing period, come to the capital and perform in the cultural center as Shakespearean actors, ballet dancers, opera singers and cello players. It is possible, of course, that some of the volunteers would have no talent along those lines. But that need not disqualify them. Members of the Cultural Corps who are lacking in artistic ability can be assigned to work OB the freeway. persons with acute ammom'a poisoning, concenfrated fibrinogen for those rare persons whose blood lacks this substance necessary for clotting and an antidote for cyanide poisoning. In the same general category there is a well-known manufacturer of formulas for infant feeding. After five years of research and the expenditure of more than $85,000 this company developed a formula for infants with phenylketonuria, a disease which, if it is not freated with the proper diet, results in mental retardation. There are not many children who need this formula; but those who do need it badly. The price has been kept down to the cost of production for the parents of these unfortunate children. After four or five years on the proper diet, the danger is past and the children can return to a regular diet. This is, however, not the only type of public service our drug manufacturers perform. They provide postgraduate instruction for your doctor in a variety of ways: through sponsoring special courses, lectures, scientific motion pictures, closed circuit telecasting of chnics from teaching hopitals and the publication of scientific reports and surveys. These fringe benefits help your doctor to take better care of you. None of these services would be possible, however, if the drug companies could not make an honest profit on the everyday drugs needed by thousands of people. THE ALMANAC Today is Wednesday, March 18, the 78th day of 1964 with 288 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. The evening stars are Venuf and Jupiter. On this day in history: In 1902, Enrico Caruso became the first artist to recognize the importance of the phonograph when he recorded 10 arias in a Milan, Italy, hotel room. He was paid 500 dollars. In 1937, 294 persons were killed—most of them children— in an explosion in the Consolidated Public School in New London, Tex. In 1954, Howard Hughes bought RKO Pictures Corporation for $23 milUon and became the first individual to be sole owner of a major motion picture company. In 1962, the cease-fire between France and Algeria was signed, ending a seven-year civil war in the North African territory. A thought for the day: Grover Cleveland once said: "Public officers are the servants and agents of the people, to execute the laws which the people have made." SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads

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