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Paga 12 REDIANDS, CALirORNIA MARCH 31, 1964 If an earthquake strikes don't run to the street The disaster in Alaska emphasizes the inability of geologists to make definite predictions as to when an earthquake will occur, how hard it will strike, and where it will be the worst Certainly the designer of the new, 5-story Penney store in Anchorage did not anticipate the stresses which caused the front to topple into the street We learn to fear future disasters only from past experience. In Southern California we are lucky, to have had the Long Beach quake of 1934 which caused the Legislature to require school building construction that \vill withstand any quake. (Some builders even say the Field Act exaggerates reasonable safety requuements.) The Kem County earthquake of July 1952, in which nme deaths occurred from the collapse of a brick wall at Tehachapi, was also of benefit to us. City Building Inspector Ray Phdps returned from a look-see at Tehachapi, determined to free the Redlands business district of unsupported parapets that might be diaken off into the street \Vhile he was unsuccessful in getting the Council to pass an ordimuioe on the subject he has managed to whack; away at the problem, getting corrections as individual buildings ai-e remodelled. From the Alaskan disaster, and the associated tidal wave which created such havoc at Crescent City, California, the benefit to us is largely educational. Many people are new in •California, the home of the great San Andreas fault and are unaware of how to protect themselves in a quake. The cardinal rule is — if you are down town, don't run out into the street You are likely to get crowned by falling masonry, as action pictures of the Penney stone in Anchorage illustrate. The best place to stand is imder a doorway. The frame provides support over you and no plaster or chandelior wiU drop on your head. The other lesson applies if you are at the shoreline when a tidal %vave warning is being given as tiie result of a distant quake. At Honolulu so many pelople \vere determined to see a giant wave that instead of fleeing the beach — as they should have — they went there and stayed. The police, in desperation, had to arrest some of them. While Honolulu happened to be spared, some other ocean front cities were not We have already menticmed Crescent City. Farther up the coast, in Oregon, a family camped on the beach came to tidal wave disaster. Warnings of tidal waves are new to most people and many seem imable to believe that they, personally, could be drowned. Don't let this eccentric notion keep you from heeding the police and the Coast Guard if you should be involved. With o Grain Of Salt ly Frank ond lil MOOK You would ring two sttver dollars do-wn by the cash register and your friend, the druggist, would quip with a smile: "Glad you got out of Las Vegas with at least two dollars." IBs guess as to where you got the silver dollars was likely to be well founded. Many of the cartwheels that show up in Redlands are, indeed, souvenirs from the slot machine capital of southern Nevada. Now the story is chanpng. If a person has a couple of dollars, he doesn't make a purchase with them. He hangs onto them. Since the Treasury Department in Washington stopped ex- chaneug paper for silver, people have the notion that "hard money" will increase in value. Also, many want the large coins as souvenirs for their grandchildren. For the first time, Redlands banks are out of silver. This is a switch. Before the current shortage developed, the Redlands institutions could get silver simply by ordering it from the Federal Reserve Bank. This was seldom necessary because more money would come in from customers than was given to them at their request. We were "exporters" rather than "importers" of silver. (, At Security, Teller Myrtle Henderson remarks that the custom has been to keep a reserve of about 1,000 silver dollars on hand. When the stock grew to $2,000, the excess $1,000 would be shipped to Federal Reserve. It's been months since the last such export and as things .have turned out, that will stand as the final one. When Seeing Is Believing Soviets open mofor new offensive Water for Lake Mead {Ontario Report) When Interior Secretaiy Stewart Udall ordered the outlet gates opened to aUow vrater to nm through Glen Canyon Dam so that water storage could be built up behind Lake Mead, he made a dedsion baac to Southern California's future this summer. Few taxpayers know it, but they have been paying a differential cost to Southern California public utilities for generating in steam plants the electric power that Hoover Dam no longer can produce because the lake's low water level. Southern Califomians who have visited Lake Mead recently have been shocked to discover the clearly visible drop in the lake's water level during the past j.'ear. One of the big islands seen from the tourist lookout above the dam now has become a peninsula. That is the island with the treUis out to the City of Las Vegas water intake offshore. The sport boat landing near the dam is high and di-y, while the light craft marina closer to the main highway is little better off. This serious drop in Lake Mead's water level and the resulting chop in power production for Southern California and other areas has been the result of reducing the water flow to- a mere 17 per cent of normal down the Colorado River into the lake behind Hoover Dam. The remainder of tlie water has been held behind Glen Canyon Dam because Department of Interior officials expected to start using that water to turn its-power generators there — and there was not enough water coming down the river to do both. This new recognition by Secretary Udall that 14.5 milhon acre feet of water must be let into Lake Mead to enable the Hoover Dam's generators to keep on producing power was a major step in the right direction. "This is the only possible decision which can be made at this time that will protect the federal investment and achieve the long-range objectives of the total development program," Secretary Udall said. He is so right The Newsreel It's distressing to see so many homes in our affluent society that have two TV sets and not a single pencil sharpener. It's getting so that in some school districts, the teacher looks over the class and asks, "Am I supposed to teach them or nttA them." In some lines we judge value by quantity, but in public speakmg it should be remembered that the 20-ininute speech is worth m<xe than tbe hour-and-a-half one. Lockheed Propulsion is providing the second stage for a sounding rocket that will shoot a 50 pound payload nearly 350 miles into space. Weather sounding rockets that shoot a much smaller load to lower altitude are already in common use. This recently came to the attention of Roy Simpson of the Weather Bureau's agricultural forecasting center at Pomona. A Pomona police officer appeared at Nr. Simpson's office with an exceptionally large parachute and a device attached to it. No, Mr. Simpson explained. He hadn't actually seen one before but he had a pretty good idea what it might be. But where did the police get it? Seems that a fellow was dashing along a Pomona road when he saw the parachute on a hillside. Hot footing it to the spot he was alarmed by the ticking of a clock. Perhaps he remembered the explosives that used to float across the Pacific on free balloons from Japan during World War II. Instead of picking it up he made a report to the police who retrieved it After telephoning . Pt. Magu, next Oxnard, Mr. Simpson determined that the rig was the parachute from a rocketsonde and that — since the clock was still running — it had been launched from the Naval station that same day. Mr. Simpson remarks that the radiosonde is familiar to people generally because so many parachutes from the weather balloons have been found in this locality. The device includes a small box which contains the simple devices to measure temperature, humidity and barometric pressure and the radio transmitter for telemetry. The rocketsonde, however, has as yet to become. a frequently- found curiosity. Bibricaf Mama Biblical manna is believed to be the lichen Lecanora, a relative of reindeer raps?. During droughts it curls into lightweight balls easily carried great distance by the wind. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 85, lowest 48. Statistics on polio are rising instead of going down and Dr. M. E. Cosand, county health director, says public apathy should be blamed for those not taking Salk vaccine. Mrs. Morris CanUey, who has been Redlands area representative on the County Board of Education, announces she will not seek re-election this year. New Parking district momentarily stymied on new property acquisition when it discovers it has neither money nor a "credit rating." TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 63, lowest 36. Bids to be opened April 15 by University of Redlands for new $500,000 girls dormitory at the north end of the campus. Robert T. Paine announces candidacy for high school and elementary school boards. Mrs. Geneva Taylor of Mentone wins third in Orange Show cake-baking contest. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 55, lowest 35. Investigation by the Pacts staff shows that slot machines which an L.A. newspaper says operates in Redlands are actually only pinball machines. Automobile club report on downtown traffic situation asserts that switch to parallel parking, combined with strict enforcement, would mean an actual increase of 500 parking spaces. Bureau of Public Roads to award contract April 12 for another umt of Mountain Home highway to Camp Angelus. One Minufe Pulpit Yet he, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often, and did not stir up all his wrath.—Psalms 73:38. If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. — H. Longfellow. TELEVISION TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 9—Engineer Bill II—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30- 5-;Whirlybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Beheve it or Not 5:45— 4, 13—News 6:00— 2, 7—News 10:00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Resfless Gun 7—Girl Talk 9—Movie 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Jeopardy (C) 5—Yancy Derringer 7—Price Is Right 11:00— 2—Love of Life 5—You Asked For It 4—First Impression (C) 9—Sugarfoot 5—Cheaters 11—Wanted—Dead or 7—Get the Message Alive 13—Social Security 13—Touche Turtle (C) 11:15—13—Guidepost 6:30— 4, 5, 11—News 11:25— 2-News 13—Huckleberry Hound 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 6:45— 7—News 4—TruUi or Con­ 7:00— 2—News sequences 4—Seven Seas (C) 5—Peter Guim 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Missing Links 7-BaWeline 9—Spectrum 9—People are Funny 11—Lunch Brigade 11—Cheyenne 13—Ann Sothem 13-Wonders of World (C) 11:45— 2—Guiding Light 7:30— 2—Ralph Story's L.A. 11:55— 4—News 4-Mr. Novak 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 5—Addograms 4—Let's Make a Deal (C) 7—Combat 5—Thin Man 9—Dobie Gillis 7—Father Knows Best 13-Wanderiust (C) 9—Condemned 8:00- 2-Red Skelton 13—Movie 5—Lawman 12:25— 4—News 9—Movie 12:30— 2—As the World Turns 11—Untouchables 4—Doctors 13—Probe 5—TV Bingo 8:30- 4—You Don't Say! (C) 7—Ernie Ford &—Zane Grey 9—Movie 7-McHale's Navy 11—Movie 13—Miss L.A. Pageant 1:0ft— 2—Password 9:00— 2—Petticoat Junction 4—Loretta Young 4—Richard Boone 5—Movie 5—Roller Skating 7—Mike Douglas 7—Greatest Show (C) 1:30— 2—House Party 11—87Ui Precinct 4—You Don't Say! (C) 9:30— 2-Jack Benny 13—Robin Hood BERRrS WORLD 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Garry Moore 4—New Ausb-alia (C) 7—Fugitive 9—Movie 11, 13—News 10:30—13—Men of Annapolis 11:00-2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—Movie 13—Boston Blackie 11:15- 4-Johnny Carson (C) 11:30— 2—Movie 5—Steve Allen 7—Stagecoast West 13—Movie WEDNESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odie 11—Jack LaLannc 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4-Word for Word (C) 11—Movie 2:00- 2—To Ten Uie Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 11—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:25-2, 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 FaUier 7—General Hospital 13-Felix tiie Cat 3:30— 2—My. Littie Margie ' 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day 11—Deputy Dawg, Dick Tracy 3:45— 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 and His Friends By WILLIAM S. WHECE WASHmCTON — The Soviet Um'on has opened * major new politico-diplomatic offeasive, this time in the area of tortiga trade. Suggestions are being dropped here and there — at the current United Nations Conftrence on Trade and DevelopmMit in Geneva and also by Soviet-connected sources in Washington — to this effect: Perhaps Moscow would be wiEing, at least far the time being, to relax the pressures of communism upon the West — specifically and notably upon the United States — if in turn the United States would take the lead in easing restrictions on Western trade with the Soviet bloc. This maneuver, like all Soviet maneuvers, may mean either more or less than meets the eye. It could reflect a genuine Russian intention to permit a perceptible thaw in the cold war — possibly because of what now appears to be authentic Soviet anxiety at the ever - worsening relations between Russia and Red Chma. It could, on the other hand, signal some mere momentary and purely tactical zig in the endless dgging and zagging in cold-war policy with which the Soviet Union has so long tried alternately to frighten and to cajole the West. Still, whatever the bottom truth of the business for the long haul, the outiook of the moment is that Moscow is highly unlikely vrithin the immediately foreseeable fuhire to permit any action from that part of the Communist world directly under its control that would really outrage the United States. If this is so, it might reasonably be predicted that Castro Cuba, for example, will be ordered to go a bit easier in its efforts to subvert the weaker countries of this hemisphere. At all events, in the present state of affairs "coexistence" is being talked up by the Russians to mean not simply an absence of dangerous frontal collisions with the United States, as, say, in Cuba or Berlm. It is being talked up as more positive means by which world commerce might be broadened on both sides of the Iron Curtain and in which the great hew oC communism might be contort to cease faking ideological bites and attempted territorial bites —out of the lion of Western capt talist society. If all this is indeed a correct reading of what is afoot, the reasons for the new relative moderation on the Soviet sids should not be too hard to find. In the first place, there is now every reason to believe that the Soviet - Chinese Cbmmumst split is both deep and enduring. If the Russians are not truly troubled and angered and flright- cned by China's attempt to replace Moscow as a wore bellicose head and front of international Comaiusism, they are fooling a good many very skeptical people here. It looks very much that Moscow wants if not friends in Uie West, then at least associations in the West not actively and presently hostile to her. In the second place, it is obvious that Moscow will in any event have litUe need to go out of its way to denounce and bedevil our bipartisan foreign policies in this Presidential election year. The natural and predictable Republican criticism of the Johnson Administration as not being tough enough in such areas as Southeast Asia and Cuba and Panama is being well outdone by a curiously precious and petulant criticism from some Democratic Senators^ suggesting that the Administration is too tough ah-eady. When this sort of thing comes from such a Senator as Wayne Morse of Oregon, there is no occasion for either surprise or concern. Morse's long career as a. self-appointed one-man center of all possible wisdom has largely desbroyed his credit as a foreign policy expert. But when it comes from so ordinarily responsible and able 3 man as William Fulbright of Arkansas, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, there is no hiding the fact that great harm is done. This harm is done most particularly in such high matters at the efforts to isolate and destroy Castroism in Cuba and to make accommodations over the Panama Canal that will protect legitimate American interests. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Hearing aid is benefif to incomplete nerve deafness By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt I stated recentiy Uiat a hearing aid was of no benefit to persons with nerve deafiiess.I spoke, of course, of complete nerve deafiiess. Some benefit may be had from a properly fitted hearihg aid in persons with incomplete nerve deafiiess. It is also true that incomplete deafiiess is much more common than complete deafiiess. Many but not all persons with incomplete nerve deafness can be helped, but the guidance of an ear specialist sbould be sought to- obtain the proper acoustical-appliance. Q — For two years my doctor had me take digitalis. Now he has me take Pentraline. What is it for? A — Pentraline is a combination of pentaerythritol to dilate the blood vessels of your heart; reserpine, a tranquilizer;, and a barbiturate. This combmation is especially effective in the Teletips LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Look. Little Boy Look "«• • Mf' NhttH stmt to ht IoA>§ his var^n-nbctaKt.'" WASHINGTON (UPI) — It used to be that a woman would feel insulted if you told her the dress she was wearing looked like it had been designed by one of the Dead End Kids. I said that to my wife one time, and if she had had gun haiidy she would have become a do-it-yourself widow. This reaction, however, has changed. Make that comment to a woman nowadays and she probably will exclaim "How clever of you to notice!" There are two reasons, why • the erstwhile insult has turned into a compliment One is the so-called "Utile boy look" that has crept into female fashions. The wardrobe of a depression era street gang would now be considered high style. The other reason may be bid hat to some people, but it is new to me. I didn't learn until just a'few days ago. that one of the Dead End Kids achially did grow up to be a fashion designer. The slum-to-salon move was made by Richard BlackweD, now known in couturier circles as, you should pardon the expression, "Mr. BlackwelL". Blackwell as an adolescent in the East Side slums of New York when he was picked to appear in a stage production of tiie play "Dead End." Later he became one of the celebrated "Dead End Kids" of the movies. After he finally outgrew the part,' he. switched from actiog to. designing. Blackwell came to my attention in connection with the annual dinner of the White House [News Photographers Association, which will be held here this week. The program for this event, tiie highUght. of Uie White House News Photographers Association's social season, will TOP SHOW: - 10:00, Chan. 4. "Changing Matilda: The New Australia." Special program focusing on four aspects of modem Australia. Chet HunUey reports. 7:00 — Chan. 13. Wonders of tiie World. "Congo Adventure." The Linkers venture into the interior of the Congo. 7:30 — Chan. 4. Mr. Novak. "Moment Without Armor." Assistant principal Jean Pagano is accosted aiid knocked down after an evening faculty meeting. ' 9:30 — .Chan. 2. Jack Benny. The Lettermen get a new roommate—Jack Benny—in an unlikely sketch about college life. aforementioned "Mr.: Black- weH." The gowns are made of pink curled feathers. The material, however,' doesn't interest me as Miss BusseU to conform to the standards of demoreness befitting a ladybird, Blackwell found it necessary to equip her gown feature a vocal trio made up of. ^jj, 2,000 feathers. T— T..—1. =- X,-.-— ^ can't say with certainty tiiat Miss. Russell's dress' will look like it was designed by one of the Dead' End Bds. It^s a good het, however, that she won't have a little boy look. much as the logistics. The dresses of Jiliss Haines and Miss Davis have 1,000. Time went into'e ^VttajuX feathers each. But in order for out the United SUtes for the treatment of angina pectoris. Q -i- I have a slighfly enlarged prostate. Would eating citrus fruit or drinking coffee or- tea make it worse? It seems that when I eat or drink these items I have to urinate right away. A — Enlargement of the prostate is usually associated with increased irritability of the bladder hence a desire to urinate frequenUy. Any fluids taken into your system will increase the delivery of urine to your bladder and make you want to urinate. This win not aggravate the enlargement of yoiur postate. But, when yon get tired o£ tiie inconvenience, you may'wish to have a part of'your prostate removed. Q — My doctor is paving mm Polarminc for my allergiea. What are Uie side effects? A — You arc taking an antihistamine called dexchlorpheni- ramine, available only on a doctor's prescription. Like other drugs of this "class, large doses may cause drowsiness or dizziness. This dmg, however, is much less likely to cause these side effects than other antihistamines. Q — Can sexual excitement cause a woman to ovulate at any time of the month? A — Ovulation is related to the menstrual cycle and is regulated by the hormonal system. Sexual excitement has nothing to do wiUi it THE ALMANAC Today is Tuesday, March 31, tile 91st day of 1964 witti 275 to foUow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1880, Wabash, Ind., became the first community ta ba completely illuminated by electricity. la 1918, DayKght Savings Haines Jane Russell, Connie and Beryl Davis. This . toothsome threesome win.appear in identical VLady- bird" gowns designed eqiecial- ly for the occasion by the first time. In 1933, Congress set up the Civilian Conservation CWps, known as the CCC. In 1963. tiie lli^Uy New York City newspaper strike ended. A thought for the daiy: Boman philosopher Seneca once said: "It is not the man 1^ has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor."

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