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Adulf education booms in Redlands Surge of creptivity sends thousands back to school By RUTH SNOW O'ROURKE "Keep moving if you want to stay where you are!" The educated men and women of today can stop gazing with smugness at the neat hunk of sbeepsldn that tells the world how smart they are. Times have changed. Pretty soon if we don't get up and at it, the kids will bo teaching us. Jack Binkley, who is the head of our Redlands Department of Adult Education, scans the world in which he works with a practiced eye. His conclusion sounds a clarion call to join the mass of Americans moving past readln', writin', and 'rithmetic into the absorbing adventure of culture and creativity. Higher Level of I.Q. In a town like Redlands which has a higher level of I.Q. than the average community of its size, the subjects taught in the Adult Education classes are de vised to meet the demand. "What's happening now in Redlands," Mr. Binkley says, "is a surge of creativity. We can tell because when we offer the public courses in certain subjects, and get a big attendance, it's pretty obvious that we foimd something that satisfies a public need. Take for example Sculpture, and Life Drawing, and Personal Development." And "takmg them for exam pie" a few interesting truths ' emerge. Ton of Clay A thousand pounds of clay have been used in the sculpture class since September, and the second thousand pounds is being poked and pummeled into creative concepts by absorbed and eager grown ups. Middle-aged Michael Angelos, who never knew the handle from the hairs of a pamt brush have discovered unknown capacities for artistic expression in the painting class. Better still they're finding that the handle as well as the hairs can make pictures to put over the fire place. So many new techniques and concepts are taught at the painting class that artists living in Redlands are blooming like blossoms in spring and having fun. Spanish Only Speaking Spanish is practically the primary impulse as well JACK BINKIEY as requirements of the advanced Spanish class where nary , a word of English is tolerated and our local linguists are perfecting or practicing a foreign tongue. About to break upon our powers for intellectual absorption i.": a class on the new mathemati cal system to be used by the Redlands Public Schools. ITiis is for mom and pop! When John ny comes marching in and asks for an assist in homework woe be to the dad whose diploma dates back a few years. He hardly knows what Johnny is talking about in the mathemati cal language of the present day. Adult Ed. plans to correct that for those who want it. ' FieHon Popular An adult class in .American fiction is so well attended it defies the current suspicion that TV is the only form of entertainment available. There is an ever changing concept of what the public wants in its search for advance- ent or self-improvement. With "do-it-yourselfing" now a requirement for survival, there are so many home grown workshops that the once popular instruction in woodworking et al, has fallen by the wayside. "Men used to attend these classes so they could have equipment to work with. Now they apparently have their own." Mr. Binkley observed, "There is less interest in weav ing and ordinary ceramic making. It is easy these days to go to the store to buy rugs or woolens or whatever the householder wants. Also there seems to be little point in slanng over the making of a ceramic dish when the experts are shipping them into our shops at prices low enough to make it easy to buy them. This accounts, I think, to the changeover into creative work. "Women ire Living" ' Twice as many women as men attend Adult Education classes. Jack Binkley stated sly ly that he thinks "it's because more women are living." Even with that male point of view on the subject sounding rather snide, the fact remains that by the end of this year 4000 persons will have taken Adult Ed. courses given through the Red lands High School. They will represent a complete cross sec tion of life in our town. Some of the students will be drop-outs from High School who had to go back for a diploma in order to get jobs. There will be for eign bom residents who diligently want to be fully American and there'll be those who crave to create, or plan to travel abroad and need a second language. New Friends A by-product of these filigreed founts of learning is a social aspect. "People enjoy meeting other people interested in t h e same subject they are. Grad ually the classroom produces not only intellectual satisfaction, but new friends, and a place to go where company is congenial," Mr. Binkley mused. Many of our High School Adult ed. courses offered for three or four dollars a semester would cost well over a hundred dollars for the same instruction if the Redlander took himself off to a school of high er learning for similar instruction. Variety is infinite in the sub ject matter offered and since the changing character of the population sparks the changing character of the instruction, it is conceivable that ere long tel- starring will have as large an attendance as the present course in Self Improvement where the girls learn how to walk, talk, dress, and greet the P.T.A. Bill to hike court reporters pay approved Special To Th* Daily Facts Pacific Coast News Service SACRAMENTO (PCNS) — A bill to increase salaries of San Bernardino County court reporters by $1680 annually has been approved by the Assembly and sent to the State Senate for ac tion. The bill, authored by Redlands Republican Stewart Hinckley, would increase sala ries from S9600 to $11,280 annually for county court reporters. It would also increase the daily rate for temporary report ers from $35 to $40. The measure was co-authored in the Assembly by Rialto Democrat John P. Quimby. It will be handled in the Senate by San Bernardino Senator Eugene Nisbet. Hinckley was able to get the bill on the special call ordered by Governor Brown because of a call for increasing judges sal aries. Only items relating to those placed on the call by Brown are allowed during the special session. Washington Window March a special meaning month By Lyle C. Wilsou The month of Jlarch, 1964, should have a special meaning for that tortured group of American citizens who call themselves conservatives and who for a generation have been knocking their brains out in battle against a variety of Deals, New, Fair and Better. March, 1964, should have meaning for American conservatives because of the publica tion this month of two important books. They are: "What Is Conservatism," a symposium edited by Frank S. Meyer, (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., S4.95) and "The Conservative Papers," also a symposium with introduction by Rep. Make more money on insured savings! S4.97 would be the annual return on S10Q savings account held for one year, when Trans-World's current annual rate of 4.85"^ is compounded daily and maintained for one year. To receive Trans-World's higher earnings, savings must remain to the end of a quarterly payment period. OPEN TOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT TCDAT! StvinBS tccount*'Insured to 510.000 by th» ftitn\ Savings and Lcsn Ir.junnce COfporttion, «ri «36ncy of tftt United'Stites Goremment Accwits cp«r«d W tft* lOth of vrf monVi wn froffl 1st. Founded 19C7. Resources over SSI million. TRANS-WORLD SAVINGS MAIN O'^'^iCE 52- \z t,c c A,9 0-iar,o • 4 -225 Melvin R. Laird R-Wis. (Doublcday Anchor Paperback, $1.45.) Fourteen authors, contributed chapters''to the former, U to the latter. American c o n s e r vatives should be buying these books and also they should be shouting hosannahs. They should be shouting hosannahs because 'with these t»'o books the trend of conservative thought in the United States is beguining to get the kind of high-level persuasive explanation and defense that it has so lacked and jneeded. In this presidential election year, the American conservative who fails to read these two volumes will have deprived himself of some basic truths about his own pomt of view. He also will have deprived himself of solid stuff to support his conviction that as between conservatism and liberalism, both so-called, the choice of forward- looking citizens should be, by the logic of circumstances, conservatism. "The Conservative Papers" developed from the decision in 1963 of a group- of Republican congressmen that there was need for a scholarly re-exami nation of the foreign and do mestic problems affecting the tranquility of the United States. That is Laird's introductory statement of how the book came to be. Men of academic stature were invited to submit papers. These were to be study not policy or position papers. Lair explained. Says Title "Inevitable" "They .do not defme the conservative position," Laird WTote. "But they represent the sort of thinking that those of us who call ourselves conservatives respect. The title of this Flood control zone meeting SAN BERNARDINO (CNS)- A joint meeting of representa lives of all the county's flood control zones with the Board of Supervisors and the county engineer's office is being called to investigate a proposal to change subdividers for flood control help. Martin A. Nicholas, county engineer, fold Supervisors Jlon day that subdividers get advice on ways to meet flood control problems for their proposed projects but the county is not reimbursed for the cost. He said the planning department charges for the help it gives, as do other departments, so there should be a payment for flood control aid. The Supervisors ordered Nicholas to set up a meeting time. If there is an agreement at t h e meeting that changes should be levied, subdividers themselves will be invited to another meeting, it was decided. Plans to boycott fruit from California LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Negro comedian Dick Gregory is planning to urge a national boycott of California iriiits and wines because of resistance to the state's Rumford Ilousmg Act. aimed at eliminating racial segregation in pubUc housing. Gregory said Sunday he had sent a telegram to Gov. Edmund G. Brown and Secretary of Agriculture OrviUe Free man about plans by Negro organizations to seek the boycott effective Aug. 1. book was inevitable, suggested by an earlier though obverscly oriented collection: 'The Liberal Papers.' "We are pleased by the differences in these two collections and we are confident that they will draw a neat distinction which makes an important pomt about conservatism. 'The Liberals Papers' seem to seek a severance from the mainstream of our traditions and thought. They were startlingly, eagerly 'new' in every approach — obviously impatient with older disciplines, older logic, older aspirations. 'The Conservative Papers' explore not only what we seek but what we have and what we are." Editor Meyer writes that "consensus and divergence m contemporary American conservative thought are the themes of this book: "what is conservatism." He holds that basic agreements are demonstrated despite such eccentricisms as F.A. Hayek's "Why I am not a conservative," and Willmore Kendall's critical examination of the BiU of Rights. Read M. Stanton Evans' chapter explainmg why American society somehow has lost its bearings. Good stuff! Move to cut county sales tax share under way SAN BERNARDINO (CNS)- A move to drop the 1 per cent sales tax in all imincorporated areas of the county, which would taean an increase in business there at the expense of the cities, is being pushed within the County Board of Sup-| ervisors. The proposal, so far appar ently only backed by Supervisor Paul J. Young, is the result of the cities telling the county they want to cut the share the county now gets of taxes collected in the cities. A resolution was received Jfonday by the Board of Sup ervisors from the City of Redlands, adding it to the other cities that say the county should get only 5 per cent of the per cent collected in the cities, instead of the 7i4 per cent re ceived since a 1957 agreement. By dropping the county's cut altogether, in both cities and out of cities, there would be a trend among customers toward doing business out in unincor porated areas, where the sales tax would be just the 3 per cent levied by the state, compared with the 4 per cent in incorporated communities. The county would lose more than $2,000,000 by such a step, but Young reportedly feels that it would be wrong to continue the tax. He is imderstood to be-; lieve that the county would be taxing residents of unincorporated areas for the benefit of those who live in cities. The county in the four quarters of the 1963 calendar year collected $425,318 as its share of the 1 per cent taxes on sales in cities, but it got $1,763,298 for the full 1 per cent of the sales in the rest of the county. The city's cut for the county from T6 per cent to 5 per cent for its share of their sales would mean a reduction of about $140,000 on last years sales. Such an amount, other Supervisors than Young reportedly believe could be easily offset, but they privately express some alarm over any proposal MENTONE-CRAFT^N By GEN SCHMIDT Facts Mentone Correspondent Telephone Redlands 79i-t903 Mrs. S«r«h Adams wis able to put a telephone call through to her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Scherer jof FairbaiJks, Alaska, on Saturday afternoon and was very happy to find out that they were all right A tremor was feltj in Fairbanks'but there was no damage as there was in other parts near there. Another daughter of Mrs. Adams and her husband and family Lieutenant Commander and Mrs. John C. Ludlngton and twin sons Pat and Mike from Livermore spent several days in. Palm Springs where they visited Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Mills former residents of Mentone. On Saturday the fam ily celebrated the twins 17th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Andersen entertained the following for Easter dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Robmson and son from Mentone and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sheppard and family from Redlands. Visiting in the home of Mrs. Hugh Kirby, from Edmonton, .Alberta, Canada are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murray. They will be here for several days. On Wednesday of this week Mrs. Pearl Pidlubny, Mrs. Kurbys mother will fly back to Wmne- peg, Canada. Mrs. Pidlubny has spent the winter months in Mentone with her daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hood entertained their granddaughter Kathy Tyrrel and her friend Joanne Samuels, m their home this past Wednesday night. Both gu:ls attend Biola College. Mrs. Florence Paul from Decatur Michigan, has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harriott Clingman for the past week. On Sunday the Cling- mans with Mrs. Paul went to visit Mrs. Julia Gish in Huntington Beach. Mrs. Gish is the grandmother of Mrs. Clingman. She is 96 years old. Tlit Manton* Minutt men will meet at the Mentone school this coming Wednesday night at 7:30. The 4-H club really received honors at the Orange show. They won 5 medals and also many blue ribbons. Those receiving the medals were Mike Clark 5th in tractor rodeo. Gayle Gilbert and Christina Lloyd took 3rd in Junior team demonstration. Tommy Clingman and. Richard Taack won 2nd in Junior team demonstration. Lowell Jeffcoat won 2 blue ribbons for cooking and 1 blue ribbon for Hereford calf. Five girls won blue ribbons forj clothing that they had made. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cook spent last week end at their daughters home in Riverside. Their daughter and husband are Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Colbin. Th« month of April is National Hobby Month . . . Everyone should have a hobby! The most difficult part of it all, though, is finding the right hobby and getting off to the right start. . . The Mentone Library has books that will help you find the hobby that is best suited to you and to your interests. There are interesting books on such hobbies as photography, fishing, stamp collecting, archery, tropical fish, bird watching, painting, and many others. Whatever your interests there is sure to be a hobby book that will appeal to you. that will force them to raise more than $2,000,000 to meet the loss of all sales taxes. Redlands Daily f acf s ToK, Mircfc 31,1W - y And the library also has many magazines such as "Profitable Hobbies", "Anti<ines". "Popular Photography", "Scotts Monthy Stamp Journal", "Popular Mechanics", "Hobbies" and others. Why not stop soon at your nearby Mentone Library and look over these in- tersting books and magazines on hobbies. Use the library regularly — it's yours. A ivrpriM birthday party was given in honor of the Rev. Seth Ghghy of the Mentone Assembly of God Church, this last Saturday night. The party was given by the congregation. There were gifts and refreshments were served. Rev. and Mrs. S«th Chghy entertained the following in their home this past Sunday. Those present were, Mrs. Ghghy parents, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Applegate from Covina, her grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Applegate from Glendora, and an aunt, Mrs. Nan Miller from West Covma. This coming Sunday will b« Missionary Sunday at the Assembly of God Church. It is the first Sunday of the Loyalty Campaign and will run for 7 Sundays. The Theme for ne.xt Sunday is "Great Is Thy Faithfulness". This Campaign is held in conjunction with the National Crusade of the Assemblies of God Churches. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances win find a ready market through Classified Ads. LICENSED INSURED BONDED JOHN VANDERMADE PAINTING CONTRACTOR PAINTINO, DECORAVNO and WALLPAPERING 960 CHESTNUT AVE.. REDLANDS PHONE 793*1819 McEwens presents furniture that gives your home the custom look.. Hcnredon China cabinet with grille doors n SO 'j" wide, 76'4' high. 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