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REDLANDS, CALffORNIA Pafl« 16 MARCH 27, 1964 Block the 'kicks' of glue sniffers Let us consider for a moment the growing addiction of young America to glue sniffing. When this latest quirk of human behavior was fii^st turned up, it was naively regarded as just another kookie foible that would soon go away like goldfish swallowing, panty raids, and over-stuffing telephone booths with people. But it hasn't gone away. It has persisted and flourished until today 15 per cent of the nation's police report that it is a serious problem among teen-agers in their communities. Why would anyone in his right mind want to sniff glue? For kicks, man — for kicks. Like what else? Every parent knows that two of the most dangerous words in the English language are "kicks" and "chicken." Whenever a kid can't find any earthly excuse for doing something he knows is completely silly or dangerous, he does it for "kicks." If he doesn't do it, he's "chicken." And if he's "chicken" he regards himself as socially dead with his peers. This strange philosophy is, of course, no invention of the current teen-age a'owd. Today's older set did some pretty goofy things themselves at that age. But somewhere along the line somebody has to lower the boom and put a stop to such dangerous nonsense. One Superior Court Judge in om- county, in expressing alarm, says that glue sniffing leads to permanent brain damage. Manufacturers and retailers of model airplanes and other hobby and do - it - yourself toys which require the use of glue are waging an educational campaign to alert potential sniffers and their parents to the dangers involved. While some mumcipalities have enacted glue ordinances, it is not the police but the parents of boys of model-making age who must be alert to this potential trouble. The cost of funerals Americans are being greedily expolited by undertakers if you believe Jessica Mitfoi-d's "The American Way of Death", or Ruth Harmer's "The High Cost of Dying". These ladies belong to the school of public protectors who think they know what people want and therefore are in a position to pass judgment on whether they get their money's worth. The Riverside Press has just made a survey in Rivei-side, checking out the Mitford-Hartford line. Among other things. Bill Porter, the reporter assigned to the story, talked \vith 20 families who had had a death recently and had dealt with local funCTal directors. Did they bitterly complain about their funeral bills? They did not Most of them were quite satisfied with the funerals and wth the prices. Admittedly there were a few gripes, but no more than would be found about a newspaper, about telephone service, or about a food market This suggests that what Miss Mitford and Miss Hartford would consider adequate funeral services does not represent the general attitude of American people. It would suggest that the evidence may well be on the side of the Riverside undertakers who told Mr. Porter that "we are giving the customer only what he wants and the things the customer wants cost money." The big man hunt A good man is hard to find, indeed, especially when it comes to certain jobs in the government After two years of vain searching, the Food and Drug Administration has finally found someone to head its important Bureau of Medicine, which is responsible for enforcmg federal standards for drugs on the market The man who has been persuaded to enter the Washington ulcer derby is Joseph F. Sa- dusk Jr., M.D., of George Washington Univer- Sitj'. FDA people have always been, and are now more than e\'er, under pressure from three sides — the drug industry, Congress and the people. Salaries are low, compared to levels in private work. Facilities and personnel are limited. Whatever the decision about a particular drug, an enemy is usually made somewhere. Public acclaim, such as that which came to the FDA's Dr. Frances O. Kelsey when she refused to license thalidomide despite terrific outside pressm^, is rare. It is not surprising we get the kind of government we deserve. What is surpiising is that it is often so much better than we deserve. The Newsreel Is poverty a national or a local problem? If nothing else we could make it a federal offense to transport the stuff across the state line. Maybe it's only an optical illusion, but it's our impression that the restaurants with the lowest ceilings have the tallest pepper grinders. We assume that the administration's campaign will be bipartisan, guaranteeing that the Republicans will receive just as much pov- er^ as the Democrats. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bin Moore By FRANK MOORE Cross-country flying in a light aircraft is, in some respects, like overland driving in a car.' This we found on a trip to Guatemala City with Wnslow S. Lincoln in his Cessna Skylane, a single engine, high wing airplane. The Cessna will hold about the same amount of baggage as the ordinary American automobile. But you must take care to place the suit cases in the airplane to get the weight as far forward- as close to the center of gravity — as possible. Otherwise, the airplane will be tail heavy. You fly for about the same amount of time you drive bo- ^veen stops. Although the airplane has more cruising range, four hours is about enough between landings. Then you're ready for a stretch. "Air conditioning" is simple. There's a cabin heater if t h e outside air is too cold, just as in a car. But if the air is too warm, you can cUmb a bit. At 4,000 to 7,000 feet in the tropics, it w'ould commonly be 70 degrees. Getting started for the day in an airplane involves paper work. A «Tittcn flight plan must be filed in SIc.xico for e a c li flight. You have to get out the aeronautical charts you will need, determine the compass heading you will fly to al least your first check pomt, measure the distance, and estimate your time of arrival. And, most importantly, you must study the height of the terrain you will fly over since it is poor form to whiz into clouds that arc full of rocks. Once the paper work is done and you have clearance, it's about three minutes from engine start to take off. For the ne.\t ten minutes the plane is usually climbing about 300 feet per minute. The pilot is busy getting the aircraft adjusted. Once you are up to cruise altitude the automatic pilot takes over and the human pilot can let the airplane fly itself for astonishingly long periods. We once watched Mr. Lincoln for 20 minutes and he did nor touch a single control, switch or knob. Perhaps this went on for as much as oO or 40 minutes. However, in cross-country flying one of the first principles is: "Know where you are at a J1 limes." This means that either the pilot, or the person with him, had better be watching the terrain continuously and marking positions and times on the aeronautical chart. This is an easy game along the Mexican coast where there are many landmarks — rivers, lagoons, coastal headlands and villages. But over the jungle covered mountains where there are no evidences of man, and the visibiUty is limited m smoke and haze, we defy the expert to pinpoint his position on the map. This docs not excite an experienced pilot. He just follows directional radio or his compass, confident that he will soon como to an identifying railroad, river or coastline. Upon landing, however, there is a difference from motoring. With an automobile, you are certain that you can buy gasoline and that it will be promptly put into your car. In Mexico we found no 80 octane gasoUne at Puerto Vallarta, an airline stop, and bad to fly some 50 miles to Topic to get some. At Acapulco, where there is a fine concrete runway and an impressive terminal building, Uiey had to pump gasoline by hand from 55 gallon drums. But half of the fields Uiat had gasoline in drums had no pump of any kind. Instead, they let fuel run from the drum into a pail. Then a man carries the pail to a stepladder, climbs it to get above the high wing of the Cessna, and pours into a funnel which is lined with a chamois filter. If there are several planes to be fueled, you may be at the airport for an hour. WA<T£-PR|C£ Washington Window Reuther wonts protection against dollar vohie drop By Lyie C. WDsoB •T£NS^ MOMENT FOLLOW /MeTHeSERMOAl Redlands Yesterdays TELEVISION 0, FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest Lowest 44'. •Avcnty-three Redlands high school and junior high students selected to enter exhibits in the Third Annual Inland Science Fair in Riverside Slum'cipal .Auditorium, .April 3. T. P. (Ted) Comis, formerly of Redlands, building a sleek racing car at his Tri-City machine shop for entry in the Indianapolis Memorial day classic. Maybellc Wellman Legion post of Redlands receives national awards for membership and for achievement. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 73, Lowest 36. Yucaipa clmccntary school trustees grant teachers an annual increment rangmg from $100 lo S150. Fred Honey packing lo leave on a four-month, round-the- world trip next week. Bob Knox wins "Campus Casanova" title at UR and will compete m national contest in Hollywood sponsored by B o b Hope. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 70, Lowest 42. A campaign to raise funds for a new 5,000-seat stadium to be started April 1 by the UR Alumni association, reports Larry H. Hendon, executive secretary. Dr. Harold HiU of Redlands ah-eady elected president of a new County Audubon Society although final plans for its formation not to be made until next week. One Minute Pulpit For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. — Hebrews 12:17. You cannot repent too soon, because you do not know how soon it may be too late. — Thomas Fuller. Radioisotopes A handy substitute for the cumbersome X - ray machmes used to photograph structiural materials are radioisotopes, whose powerful gamma rays penetrate steel but require no electricity. BERRY'S WORLD FRIDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Clvb 5:40— 4—Believe it or Not 5:45— 4, 13—News 6:00— 2, 7-News .s-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) 6:45— 7—News 7:00— 2—News 4—Curt Masscy (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Lawbreaker 9—People Are Funny 11-Movie 13—Ripcord 7:30— 2—Great Adventure 4—Intn'l Showtime (C) 5—Addograms 7—Destry 9—Dobie Gillis 13—Human Jungle 8:00— 5—Lawman 9—Movie (C) 8:30— 2—Route 66 4-Bob Hope (C) 5—Name That Song 7—Burke's Law 13-Folk Song 9:00— 5—Detectives 11—Miss Teen U.S.A. 9:30— 2—Twihght Zone 4-That was the Week That Was 5-Movie 7—Price Is Right 11—Naked City 13—Rebel 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Alfred Hitchcock 4—Jack Paar (C) 7—Boxing 9—Movie 11, 13—News 10:30—13—Harbor Command 10:45— 7—Make that Spare U:0O- 2, 4, 5, 7-News 11—Movie 13—Boston Blackie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (C> 11:30- 2-Movie 5—Steve Allen 7—Laramie 13—Movie SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Alvm 4-Hector Heathcote 7—Movie •11—Superman 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 4-Fu:ebaU XL-5 5-Movie 11—Ramar 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw 4— Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 11—Movie 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 7—Jetsons 11:00— 2—Kin Tin "fin 4—Sergeant Preston 5—Movie 7—Casper 13—Variedades 11:30— 2—Roy Rogers 4-BuU\vinkle (C) 7—Beany and Cecil 9—Abbott and CosteUo 11—Laurel and Hardy 12:00— 2-Sky King 4—Exploring (C) 7—Bugs Bunny 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Robin Hood 12:30— 2—Do You Know? 5-BasebaU Buff 7—American Bandstand 13—Fore Golfers 12:45— 5-Baseball Wanaup 1:00^ 2—News 4—American Quiz 5—Baseball (C) 13—Bowling 1:30- 2-Tell it Again 4—Agriculture U.S.A. 7—Tombstone Territory 13—Movie 1:45— 9—News 1:55- 9-Golf Tip 2:00- 2—As Others See Us 4—Paging Parents 7—Bat Masterson 9—Movie 11—Movie 2:30— 2—Frontiers of Science 4—World of Oma- Mcntals (C) 7—Challenge Golf (C) 3:00— 2—CBS Golf Classic 4—Teacher '64 13—Movie 3:30- 4-ProfiIe 5—Califomians 7—Pro Bowlers Tour 3—Championship Bowl. . ing 4:00— 2—Life of Riley 4-Greatest Headlines 5—TV Bowling Tournament 11—Comedy Hour 4:15— 4—Meet Your Coonca 4:30— 2—Scholarquiz 4—NBC Sports Special 9-East-West BasketbaU 13—Movie LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Sweatshirts and sneakers "Just becauM thef han challeHgti oar leadership doesn't necessatilf make them an allyl" WASHINGTON (UPI) — A visitor to the U.S. capital will often see things that go unnoticed by those of us who live here. Which proves, I guess, that familiarity breeds myopia. My eyes, for instance, recently were opened by Bernard Wicn of Minneapolis, who was in town in connection with his duties as president of the Na tional Association of retail Clothiers. During what I assume was only a short stay, Wien was able to spot a situation that I, a resident of many years, was totally unaware of. He told a gathering of suiters, batters and haberdashers that' Washington had become "one of the strongest leaders in molding the.course of men's fash-| ions." The fashion world has been profoundly influenced by such things as President Truman's sport shirts. President Eisenhower's Homburgs, President Kennedy's two-button suits and President Johnson's Western attire, Wien said. moreover, he said, members of Congress have displayed an "impeccable taste in dress habits," which has made them "the finest dressed lawmakers in the world." Until Wien pointed this out, I had never paid much attention to congressional toggery. But I can see now why he regards our lawgivers as fashion plates. It isn't at all uncommon to find a congressman wearing a two-button suit with sport shirt, Homburg and cowboy boots. But what really made me sit up and look around was Wien's statement that the Washington press corps has set a "fine example" of sartorial elegance. The apparel that newsmen wear to press conferences and other events "indicates excellent taste and is without peer when compared to their counterparts in other nations of the world," he said. I must have been blind to my own environment because I had never realized that before. Wien didn't go into detail but he may have been referring to &e canvas shoes that many reporters wear to. work. Or he might have caught a glimpse of K— P— on one of the days when P— wa^ wearing his green jacket with blue slacks. Most likely,- however, he had in mind the 1948 suit that constitutes half of the wardrobe of D— W—, who works for a certain wire service. The lapels of the suit coat are President Walter P. Reuther shouldn't get away with what he now is proposing. It is that the members of his United Auto Workers Union (AFL^O) shall have fool-proof protection against any further rottmg of the value of the U.S. dollar. The auto workers and others now enjoy union contracts which require that hourly wage rates be increased by a few pennies from time to' time to offset the decreasing power of the dollar. The union now is demanding a cost-of-living factor in pension of present retirees and, no doubt ultimately, of future retirees. Cost - of - living! There's a phrase for you. HCL and cost- of-living were political and social factors in the years immediately following World War H. The public, organized labor, everybody demanded that the politicians do something about HCL. Meaning, of course, the High Cost of Living. Times have changed. Now some of the public and most of organized labor comprise a cheering section for the big spending government policies that bring about higher and higher living costs. These policies generally are espoused by left-wing poUticians who buy the votes of their cheering sections with bigger and bigger expenditures of public funds. These vast and usually increasing expenditures are much in excess of government revenue. Enormous annual treasury deficits have become a shame­ ful American way of life. The purchasing power of the dollar has taken a bad beating. The Labor Department an- nomiced March 3 that as of January the purchasing power of the dollar had shrunk to .449 cents since 1939. The shrinkage of purchasing power since January,-1919, has been .243 cents. That is to say: If you put $100 in a savings account in 1939 and let it remain, that $100 today is worth only $44.90. If you made the savings deposit in 1949, your $100 today is worth only $75.70. These are government figures. Reuther and the UAW know all about fljat. The UAW is whooping it up for more and bigger government spending. Politicians seeking office where UAW is powerful usually become enthusiastic big spenders. It is only by spending the peoples' ta.\ money as demanded by UAW and others that they can be elected to federal office. The UAW now seeks to write into its labor contracts guarantees of immunity from the effects of dollars rotting. UAW wages or retirement benefits would go up as the dollar's purchasing power went down. That would be a good deal for Walter P. Reuther and his union; a bad deal for their unprotected fellow citizens. It should not be m the public interest to immunize politically powerful minorities against currency inflation. UAW should protect its own wages and pensions by rejecting the big spender politicians. DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Penicillin usually arrests Erysipelos, a skin disease By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Q — What causes erysipelas? I have had several attacks in the last four years. Is it related to blood cancer? Is there any cure for it? A — Erysipelas is an acute skin infection due .to the streptococcus, the same germ that causes scarlet fever and rheumatic fever. The victims usually have a fever, headache and malaise. The mvolved skin is dark red, swollen and sore. The disease is in no way related to any form of cancer. The antibiotics, especially penicillin, should cure the disease promptly, but in order to prevent a recurrence it is necessary to take the drugs prescribed for two weeks. Many victims are so pleased by their recovery witlun a few days after starting treatment that they neglect to take their medicme for the full period designated. Repeated attacks are not unusual because there are so many types of streptococci that it is virtually impossible to develop any immunity to all of them. Q — What causes cataracts? Teletips TOP SHOW: — 8:30. Chan. 4. Bob Hope Presents "Slow Fade to Black." Bod Serling's story of a Hollywood movie czar approaching the end of his reign. 8:30 — Cha'h. 13. The Folk Song. Hour of folk music and comedy produced on location in Chicago. Featured are the Chad Mitchell Trio, Josh White, The Weavers, Kathleen O'Grady and The Second City Players. 9:30 — Chan. 4. That Was the Week That Was. Satirical revue with EUiott Reid, Henry Morgan, Nancy Ames, Dick Noel and guests. 10:00 — Chan. 2. Alfred Hitchcock presents "Behind the Locked Door." Wealthy, domineering woman breaks up her daughter's marriage. Gloria Swanson heads cast. THE ALMANAC Today is Friday, March 27, Uie 87th day of 196* with 279 to follow. The moon is full. The evening stars are Venus and Jupiter. Those bom today include Amercan painter Nathaniel Currier, a partner in the team of Currier and Ives, in 1813. On this day in history: In 1513, Ponce de Leon dis-- covered the east coast of Ftor- ida. In 1920, "America's Sweetheart," Mary Pickfbrd, was married to actor Douglas Fairbanks. In 1933, Japan resigned from the League of Nations. In 1962, the military forces ousted Argentina President Frondizi in a peaceful coup. A thought for the day: French writer De La Rochefoucauld once: said: "We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire." shaped like the wings of a B17. If the wind velocity gets above 20 knots, W— becomes air- boro«. Does taking aspirin have anything to do with it? A — Most cataracts are due to a degenerative process that comes with advancing age. They may, however, be present at birth due to a faulty development of the lens, but this is not a common cause. The disease is often associated with diabetes and with occupations that expose a person to great beat or intense light. As- purin has been blamed for many ills but not for cataracts. Q — I have been taking Des- butal daily for three months. Is there any barm in continuing to take it? A — Desbutal is a combina tion of a tranquilizer and a barbiturate. It is obtainable only on a doctor's prescription. It has the advantage of prolonged acdon so that it is necessary to take only one dosage daily. All barbiturates are habit-forming. Neither barbiturates nor tranquilizers should be taken for a prolonged period. Q — I am a housewife, age 42. In the last year, after always having been thin, I have become a compulsive eater. I am rapidly losmg my shape. What should I do? A — An increase in appetite coming on after 40 may be due to diabetes or to emotional causes. It is important to. find out which. The men who climbed Mt. Everest said that they did it because the mountain was there. Could it be that you eat more food than you need just because it is there? BEST SELLERS Fiction THE GROUP — Mary McCarthy THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD — John Le Carre THE VENE -n -AN AFFAIR Helen Maclnnes THE HAT ON THE BED— John O'Hara THE SHOES OF THE FISHER- iim — Morris West THE WAPSHOT SCANDAL — John Cheever CARAVANS — James Michener THE LIVING REED — Pearl Buck VON RYAN'S EXPRESS - David Westheimer NAKED CAME I — David Weiss ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE — Ian Fleming Nonfiction PROFILES IN COURAGE — John F. Kennedy MANDATE FOR CHANGE Dwight D. Eisenhower JJ.K.: THE MAN AND THE MYTH — Victor Lasky THE GREEN FELT JUNGLE— Ed Reid and Ovid Demaris CONFESSIONS OF AN. ADVERTISING MAN — David 0^- vy FOUR DAYS — American Heritage and U.PJ. RASCAL — Sterling North MY YEARS WITH GENERAL MOTORS — Alfred P. Sloan. THE "AMERICAIT WAY OF DEATH - Jessica Mitford WILUAM SHAKESPE^UIE- A BIOGRAPHY — A L Bowse

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