Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 9, 1964 · Page 16
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 16

Redlands, California
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Thursday, April 9, 1964
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REOLANDS, CAUPORNU Pag» 16 APRIL 9, 1964 If you can't stand the heat stay out of the kitchen Under what circumstances do able leaders arise in government? Nationally, any school child knows that America has found its strongest men in times of adversity — Washington, in the struggle for independence, Lincoln, in the struggle to preserve the Union. Ihtemationally, we have before us the living example of Winston Churchill who declared in Britain's darkest hour, "We shall never submit to Nazi domination." But somehow we do not think of local government in the same terms. No Mayor or City Councilman can be a hero to his people because he is too close to them. . . because he has had to make decisions which are unpalatable to many citizens. Yet, cities like nations are beset by crises and it is then that the stoutest timber is found. Of these things we are reminded today as Charles C. Parker concludes nearly eight years on the City Council, including the last four as Mayor. It was in 1956 that Redlands city government reached the darkest night in the 68 years since incorporation. The Council itself was divided into irreconcilable factions. The police department was the epicenter of a series of Richter 8.5 quakes which placed intolerable strains on the coimdl. A series of controversial issues rocked the City Hall. The ordeal was so severe that City Council government was nearly put out of commission. Within a sbc month period, one councilman was defeated at the polls and four councilmen resigned — all of this on a five-man Council. At one point there were only three members and with the loss of but one, no quorum would have existed to appoint a citizen to fill that vacancy. The Municipality had reached the ultimate crisis where ttie one issue, overriding all others, was the preservation of city government itself. Times called for men who knew what Harry Truman meant when he said of politics: "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen". .. Remarkably, they appeared. Ray Lamm, a veteran of council wars in Azusa, and a former mayor of that cify, proved to be absolutely fearless. Harry Wilson, who had been elected, was minded to go along ^vith the new majority of which he was an active member. And last of the three who were to hold the position of Mayor during part of their terms was Charlie Parker. The Council that had been in collapse, suddenly acquired muscle — the power to make decisions. People who had been giving City Hall such a bad time seemed to imderstand — although no one talked about it — that above any single issue stood the City itself. What could not be done in sbc months before, could now be done in six weeks. The revitalized Council cut wood. From the "Qass of 1956," however, only one was to survive on the Council to this day — Charlie Parker. Fhst having proved that he could stand the heat — an indispensable characteristic of a real leader — Mr. Parker went on to demonstrate that he had a natural talent for negotiation. In the endless controversies that are 'the business of a council to face and to settle, he proved adept at reasoning with people and discovering the possible area of agreement Of coiuse, unanimity of opinion is impossible on prime issues and it was often necessaiy to go ahead, knowing that some citizens would be angry. That is one of the penalties of public service; you simply cannot avoid alienating some acquaintances — even friends. Nor is it posable for a public leader to win on every issue. What matters is that after having selected a goal that he considers vital to the public welfare, he goes ahead — win, lose or draw. Such an issue ^vas Prospect Park. It was obvious from the start that the odds were against this one but Mr. Parker and his colleagues put it up to the voters. The public didn't "buy" the proposition, but the Mayor will never be haunted by the feeling that, 'Sve mi^t have won — but we were afraid to try." As Councilman and Mayor, Mr. Parker achieved many goals, which we could list, and had strong characteristics which we could name. But the purpose of this editorial is to point out that in America we often find our stoutest timber in the hours of our greatest trouble. The Newsreel •raiy isn't sure who this fellow Ad Hoc is, but he seems to get on every important committee in the country. A climate expert says North America is imdei^mg a warming trend. We've noticed it Just in the last few years, guitar players have been observed as far north as Milwaukee. The Ku Klux Klan intends to develop its own separate towns. A wonderful opportunity for someone who wants to be the proprietor of a sheet and pillow slip store. The television commercials peddle remedies for oven\-ork, exhaustion, nervous tension, while the panel discussions center around what we are to do with all this new leisure we ham With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore "In December 1882, vib a team that cost $150, a harness that cost $10, and a borrowed wagon I took a load, of lumber (from Riverside) ... to Eed- lands, and by dint of inquiry, found my ten-acre lot on Cypress . . . stacked the shingles, leaned the lumber up against them to make a shelter from the stars, spread my blankets underneath and spent my first night in Bedlands on my own land. "I do not know how to describe my emotions. I was alone. I did not laugh. I did not cry. I did not sing. I simply lay on the ground and experienced such ecstasy as never had come in my experience before. I was my own boss on my own land." J. S. Edwards did not stop with that property near present-day Sage's, nor with his orchard and gingerbread house where Plymouth Village is situated on Cajon street He had a great zest for developing land into orange groves. This is the beginning of "Flashbacks With An Orange Flavor — a rambling collection of anecdotes and observations gleaned from 36 years of association with the East Highlands Orange Company." Tlie paper was prepared by Robert F. Jennings of Redlands for fellow members of the Fortnightly club and is a rich addition to citrus lore in the A. K. Smiley Public library. "In its early days the East Highlands Orange company was synonomous with J. S. Edwards, and remamed so until his death in 1933," Mr. Jennings wrote. "Nr. Edwards was one of the many, early pioneers urged westward by the hope of finding a cure for poor health in this new land of sunshine and warmth. "A sfrong willed man of tremendous vision and faith, he had seen the possibilities of the rich land and the sun bathed southern slopes of the East Highlands area (immediately across the Santa Ana wash irom Redlands). He made an initial purchase of some 35 acres of land in that locale in 1887. "I have been told that shortly afterward he bought an entire section of fine citrus land — 640 acres — from the Southern Pacific Railroad for $10 an acre. Most of this acreage was planted to citrus before the turn of the century. "... In 1930 he made a final addition to his orange empire with the acquisition of the 550 acre Sunrise Ranch at Greenspot. The accumulated total of some 1400 acres then made his organization one of the largest growers of oranges in the state, and it still ranks so today." "J. S. Edwards was one of the strongest personalities with whom it has ever been my pleasure to be acquainted. He was a man of staunch religious faith (Congregationalist) and great sfrength of caractcr. "He ruled the East Highlands Orange company with an iron hand, but a just hand. His word was law to 'the boys', as he called the ranch hands. The men all respected him immensely and, perhaps, feared him a bit, too. "He was possessed of great energy (the California climate had restored his health) and was a man of sfrong wilL Yet, I never knew him to indulge in profanity. "When events went exasperating awry one of his favorite exclamations was, 'Oh, sugar!' uttered in a tone that was most convincingly an .expression of soul satisfying emotional release." (To be continued) SELL IT TOMORROW \rith low - cost Classified Ads The Polls Nothing like it before in history By WniMSI S. VWIE 5^ Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 84, lowest 45. Merryl L. Powell, principal of the Desert High school at Edwards, Calif., named superintendent of Yucaipa elementary district beginning July 1. First cooperative afr pollution research program of its kind anywhere in the world may soon be started in this county by industry, agriculture and the county government. Gordon T. Davis, native of the Mission district and champion rodeo cowboy in his own right, named a Trustee of the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma city. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 73, lowest 44. Group of UR students successful in catching a band of juveniles who had been looting campus vehicles. The UR students set up a regular "car watch" program which paid off. Mrs. Walter Mueller elected president of the Junior Club­ women of Mentone. Miss Elizabeth Hidden, Dr. Orin W. Albert and Dr. Floyd C. Wilcox to retfre from University of Redlands faculty this year. FfFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 83, lowest 45. Redlands Country Club becomes member of Southern California Golf association which sets Redlands course at par 70. Dr. W. C. MiUcr elected president of the Rim of the World Riders, a group of eques- frians. Bon voyage party honors Miss Jennie Hanlon of RHS faculty on eve of her departure to attend Oxford in England. One Minute Pulpit You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go asfray, and withhold your help from them; you shall take them back to your brother.—Dent 22:1. No people can survive and no free nation can endure unless its roots are imbedded in moral principles. Our Christian faith is basic to the spirit which motivates our society. It pointed the road to our way of life long before our forefathers gave it political meaning.—Walter B. Smith. TELEVISION THURSDAY NIGHT S;00— 7—Laramie 9—Engineer Bill 11—Superman 13—Tbaston's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlybirds 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—Adventures in Paradise 11—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4, 5, U—News 13—Yogi Bear 6:45— 7—News 7:00— 2—News 4—Science in Action 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Fractured Flickers 9—People are Funny 11—Cheyenne 13—Passport to Travel 7:30— 2—Password 4—Temple Houston 5—Lawman 7—Flintstones 9—Deputy 13—True Adventure tC) 8:00— 2—Rawhide 5—Seven Keys 7—Donna Reed 9—Movie (C) 11—Untouchables 13—Dick Powell Theatre 8:30-4-Dr. Kildare 5—Movie 7—My Three Sons 9:00— 2—Perry Mason 7—Ensign O'Toole 11—Naked City 13-FesUval 9:30- 4-Hazel (C) 7—Jimmy Dean 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Nurses 4—Perry Como 9—Movie 11, 13-News 10:30— 7—ABC News Reports 13—This Man Dawson 11:00— 2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—Movie 13—Boston Blackie 11:15— 4—Johnny (^son (C) 11:30- 2-Movie 5-Steve Allen 7—Hawaiian Eye 13—Movie FRIDAY DAYTIME 9:00- 2-News 4-Say When 5—Romper Room 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odle 11—Jack La Lanne 13-News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25- 4-News 9:3(>—2—I Love Lucy 4—Word for Word (C) 11—Movie 9:45—13—Intelligent Parent 10:00- 2—Real McCoys 4—Concenfration 5—Restless Gun 7—Girl Talk 9—Movie 10:15—13-Guideposts 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Jeopardy (C) 5—Yancy Derringer 7—Price is Right 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—1st Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Get the Message 13—Merchandising 11:15—13—Guidepost 11:25— 2—News 11:30— 2-Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences 5—Peter Gunn 7—Missing Links 9—Spectrum 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Ann Sothem 11:45— 2-Gm'ding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal (C) 5—Thin Man 7—Father Knows Best 9—Hour of St. Francis 13—Movie 12:25— 4—News 12:30- 2-As World Turns 4—Doctors 5—TV Bingo 7—Ernie Ford 9—Movie 11—Movie 1:00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Mike Douglas 1:30- 2-Art Linkletter 4—You Don't Say! 13—Robin Hood 2:00- 2-To TeU the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 13—Vagabond 2:25— 2, 4—News 2:30- 2-Edge of Night 4—Make Room for Daddy 7—Day In Court l.t-Ann Sothem 2:35— 7—News 3:00- 2-Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13-Felix the Cat 3:30- 2-My Little Margie 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day 11—Deputy Dawg, Dick Tracy 3:45— 9—News 4:00- 2-Life of RDey 5—Just for Fun 7—Trailmaster 9-Mighty Hercules (C) 4:30— 2—Movie 11—Lone Ranger 4:45-13—Rocky and His Friends BEirS WORLD LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Can't afford to be poor "lefs path this way, Chemeef ,^,jtmr hating the : compmj won t exactlf be coaadend a 'bran dtanr " WASHINGTON (UPI) -Mrs. Esther Peterson, the President's special assistant for consumer affairs, made a speech the other day in which she ap peared to propound a paradox. At least it appeared that way to me. It could be, however, that my paradox identification equipment was over - stimulated. At any rate, Mrs. Peterson told a group of con;,umer consultants (whatever they are) that "the poor pay more" for the things they buy than their better heeled countrymen do. Asked to explain this apparent contradiction, she said she was referring to unfavorable credit terms and inferior merchandise that give low' income groups less value for their money. The newspaper in which I saw her remarks quoted put them under a headline that read: I'm no economist but I hope that Mrs. Peterson can do something to correct the sitna- • tion. Otherwise, poverty will be come so expensive that nobody can afford it. Reducing the high cost of poverty is only one of many problems confronting Mrs. Peterson in her task of protecting the interests of us consumers. I have been looking over some recent deceptive advertising cases brought before the Federal Trade Commission, and from all indications we consumers are getting more gullible by the minute. Did we believe that wearing a certain type of tinted glasses while driving at night would enable us to "actually see in the dark?" Did we accept the claims of a well - known food faddist that his dietary principles would "eliminate loose face and neck tissues," "slenderize in 10 seconds," "increase sexual potency," "add brightness or clarity to the eyes," "prevent or retard baldness," "cure dandruff' and "reduce or relieve tension?" Were we convinced that a 'six month fioor wax" would WASHINGTON — An absentee aspirant who is not exacOy an open candidate — but is by no means a reluctant one — is ^ving a severe case of frusfra- tion to his more candid rivals for the Republican Presidential nomination. Nothing in political history quite parallels the sfrange case of Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts. As American Ambassador to a country at war with Communist invaders, South Viet Nam, he is conducting from thousands of miles away a campaign that isn't quite a campaign. He is standing far above the batUe here at home — a battie in which Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York and Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona are doing Uje hard, nasty work of meeting the voters and answering the questions of all manner of hecklers and other ill-wishers. Day by day these two are going on record on this or that issue, making new critics and new enemies as well as new supporters and new friends. So, too, if in a more limited way, are two other Republican Presidential possibilities, Richard Nixon and Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania. Though NLxon and Scranton are not in any sense active candidates, they are at all events commenting from time to time on the bard and prickly problems that face the nation. They, too, are taking their chances. Scranton is regularly under the critical spotlight of the gubernatorial press conference. Nixon is making himself available to the press and in speeches also he takes positions on the questions of the day. The odd scene thus is one in which four of the five possible G.O.P. Presidential choices are putting it on the line, while the fifUi, Lodge, is putting nothing nothing on the line. He is, in the wistfully bitter words of Rockefeller, nmning for the nomination "from the privileged sanctuary of diplomatic immunity." Nobody is asking him any awkward questions; in his position nobody can. Nor can he ever join the otherwise general Republican attack upon President Johnson's foreign policy. For in one of the most difficult aspects of that policy — the South Vietnamese war against Communist aggression in which 15,000 American troops are in- direcUy committed — Lodge is quite as much involved as is President Johnson himself. All the same, this candidate >7fao is not quite a candidate, this aspirant who is running no hazard, is showing up so comparatively well in the polls as to cause the most irritated head- scratching among the Republican party professionals. Hij write-in victory in the New Hampshire primary was dismissed at the time by most impartial observers as simply an instance of neighborly freatment < by the voters for a fellow New Englander. It is now becoming clear, however, that this judgment — and this columnist was one of those who expressed it — was at least premature, if not possibly wrong in a more substantial sense. The still - unanswered question is becoming more and more interesting: Why is it that a man who is remaining aloof from the issues — and, indeed, even from the country itself — is seemingly atfracting such a degree of support? Some think it is only because Lodge is an alternative to a Goldwater standing too far to the right for many Republicans and a Rockefeller standing too far to tiie left OUiers tiiink it is because the Republican voters generally are still in a mood of wide indecision and are pre- senUy only giving Lodge a mere complimentary pat on the back, remembering him as the 1960 Vice - Presidential nominee, while they wait for the true situation within the G.O.P. to jell. Whatever the reason, it is no longer possible to dismiss the Lodge candidacy out of hand. The odds still are that Senator Goldwater, for example, is ri^t in his flat statements that Lodge can never make it through the national convention, polls or no polls. But those odds are shorter than had seemed only a few weeks ago to be the case. The absentee aspirant can at any rate no longer be seen as simply running for the exercise. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS Dangerous LSD mood drug has its beneficial effects By Dr. Wayne G. Brandsfadt (Second of two related articles) Lysergic add dimenthylamide (LSD) is a dangerous drug v/hieh may cause temporary or permanent brain damage. Like many oUier dangerous drugs it may have beneficial effects when properly used. In the freatment of certain persons with mental disease some good results have been reported. It is unfortunately of lit- Ue help in freating schizophrenia (split personality disease), the commonest of all mental illnesses. But in some alcoholics, some depressed persons with suicidal tendencies and some persons with severe neuroses of long standing, the results have been promising. In another study, a group of 300 patients with far advanced cancer, who were suffering from exfreme pain, were given this drug. The effects were startling. After they had been given a dose of a morphine derivative and the relief had worn off in two or three hours they took a small dose of L£D. Some of Teletips TOP SHOW: — 10:00, Chan. 4. Perry Como's sbrth special of the season comes from the campus of the University of Minnesota. Guests are Bob Newhart, Peter Nero and Keely Smith. 8:30 — Chan. 4. Dr. Kildare. "An Ungodly Act". Kildare faces a law suit and blackmail threat when he charges another doctor with negligence. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is guest star. 9:00 — Chan. 13. Festival of the Performing Arts. British comedienne Joyce Grenfell presents an intimate revue. (Repeat). 10:00 — Chan. 2. The Nurses. "The Leopard Killer". An official of a new African country creates a series of crises when he is injured and brought to the hospitaL last six months? Did we think we could "become taller in only 6 weeks at absolutely no cost" thanks to the principle of "interstitial accretions?" The answer to these qnestions, for a good many of us, is "YES." I would like Viis. Peterson to know, however, that I wasn't taken in. T might let "interstitial accretions" work on my dandruff problem but I'm tall enough al- reatijr. these patients did not complain of pain for two weeks. The sfrange thing was, however, that when they were asked whether they had pain during that time, they admitted that they did but Uiat it did-not matter. They were preoccupied with other sensations that they believed to be more important than pain. Another result that puzzled the doctors was that when the pain returned most of the victims were not interested in taking Uie drug again. Some gave as a reason that the drug made them think so much they couldn't get their rest The doctors are now hoping to find a dmg that is closely related to LSD that win relieve pain but will be more welcome by the sufferer. Q—What would cause me to have double vision? Is there any. cure for it? A—A double image may b« seen with a single eye due to a dislocation of the crystalline lens, irregularities of the cornea, partial detachment of the retina and other causes. Most frequentiy the double image is seen only when both eyes are open. This occurs normally when you hold a finger in front of your eyes and look into the distance. Conversely, if you look at your finger, a candle on the table six feet away will appear to be double. It also occurs normally if you rub one eye hard with both eyes open. If your double vision does not fit these descriptions, it may be muscles that control the movements of the eyebalL Only when the cause has been determined can appropriate freatment be prescribed. PET OF CREW WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Agriculture Department's weekly economic insect report often carries a list of insect interceptions of special interest at U.S. ports of entry. Here is the report on a recent interception: "A grasshopper (widespread species in Orient) at Seattie, Wash, specimen kept as pet &i ship crew quarters." "Keystone Sfafe" Pennsylvania is called the "Keystone SUte" because.- as the center of the 13 original states, the early inhabitants problaimed that their state held togeUier the great arch of the United States.

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