Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 10, 1964 · Page 8
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 8

Redlands, California
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Friday, April 10, 1964
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g - Ffllfay, April 10, m Redlands Daily facts Top county officials plan closed mental care session SAN BERNARDINO (CNS)- A cbsed session of top comity officials is slated on the pro-j posed implementation of the controversial Short-Doyle act method .of .financing mental health care, and local backers of the mental health proposal have not been invited to the meeting. The private get-together is to be attended only by members of the Board of Supervisors and the County Medical Advisory Committee. It will be held tonight at an undisclosed spot for the Supervisors to get a report on how other counties are fighting the battle against mental ailments on the local leveL At present, in San Bemardmo County victims of mental stress \rfio cannot pay for private care must be treated in state institutions. Roy Chapman, of the County Council of Community Services division pushing for Short-Doyle act aid for San Bernardino, said Thursday he had written to ask for permission to sit in on the meeting as an observer. He added that he had heard the hush- hush meeting was to be Monday. Chapman, a well known attorney, said he had written to Mrs. Nancy Smith, chairman of the Board of Supendsors. He added that he had received no answer to his request to be allowed to listen to the report for the help it would give his group. A secret meeting such as is planned is not contrary to law, Stanford Herlick, county coun sel, declared. He said Supervisors can meet and bar all outsiders so long as they restrict their session to obtaining infor mation. No opinions can be e.v pressed or decisions reached, Herlick said. The secrecy for the session, it was reported from sources among Board members, is due to the request of the medical advisory group. The advisory committee members are stated to have said they received in formation fi:om other counties on a confidential basis, although there was no explanation of how public information from one pub lie body could become secret when reported to San Bernardino authorities. The Short-Doyle Act, voted more than six years ago, provides for the state to share costs with counties in mental health programs. It has aroused much opposition among many groups, but has been backed by such other organizations as the League of Women Voters, church groiips and the one headed by Chapman. At present, persons suffering from mental stress, imless treat ed privately, have to be committed to a state institution by court action. Under the Short-I Doyle Act, a person feeling the need for care can voluntarily ask for it In addition, be or she can be treated as a day pa tient, not by confinement. The program calls for setting up of clinics in various parts of^ a county, as the need for such clinics is shown. The state and the county share the cost of the program, and those who back implementation of the Short- Doyle act claim the cost to counties will be cut below the eX' pense of the present system. Chapman, backed by a num ber of local leaders, including Superior Court Judge John Knauf, has appeared several times before Supervisors asking them to implement the plan in time to put its cost into next year's budget. The Board referred the requests to the County Medical Advisory Committee. The closed session is on the committee's report to the Board. The date for getting state aid for the next fiscal is believed passed. HONORED - C. E. "Mac" McKIveeh, Sales Monager of Ldnge & Runkel, Inc., was honored recently at a recognition celebration in Las Vegas hosted by Max A. Young, San Diego lone manager of Chevrolet Motor Division. McKlveen was a winner in Chevrolet's "Great Performers" campaign. His wife, Mary, accompanied him to the three-day meeting. SBV Water District encounters legal barriers Quimby favors lottery but not for schools SACRAMENTO (PCNS) Assemblyman John P. Quimby of Rialto personally favors a California lottery, but does not support a proposal to finance state education wiUi lottery profits. "I cannot support a blatant attempt at using education as a front for private profits underwritten by the state's taxpayers," Quimby said in giving his views on an American Sweepstakes Corp. lottery iniU aUve that may soon be submitted to California voters. Quimby, a Democrat, con tends that 70 per cent of the voters in his district also would favor a state lottery. The big pitch is that a lottery would be an easy and harmless way of raising more revenue for the state to use for schools. But Quimby feels that once local citizens study the initiative proposal, they will reject it despite personal convictions. Supporters of the California state lottery initiative appear to be in the drivers seat and headed for open ground, but Assemblyman Alan G. Pattee, Salinas Republican, has organized a possee and is attempting to head them off at the pass. Proposes Amendment Pattee, who has introduced a proposed constitutional amendment which would allow the state to operate a non-profit lottery for education, is worried voters might approve the pri- Uie vate lottery initiative on the November ballot. In an attempt to "take profit away from their scheme" the Assemblyman has introduced a bill which would outlaw any private corporation or partnership from making a profit from a state lottery. Pattee revealed that when the measure reaches a committee hearing, possibly early next week, he intends to add an amendment which would also prohibit any employe or officer from receiving an annual salary in excess of $1,000 (one thousand). The Salinas legislator admits this isn't much of a salary. "1 intend that these measures will take the enthusiasm from the private lottery drive," Pattee said. Stacks Sold Officials of the American Sweepstakes Corp. sold stock to finance a state-wide petition campaign for qualifying the initiative and for promotional funds. Although a "cease and desist" order prohibiting sale of any additional stock has been issued by the securities commission, and a hearing set for April 27, the lottery supporters appear to have succeeded in obtaining more than the required number of signatures to place the issue before the public. Pattee has long fought for a state-wide lottery to finance education. He contends that a state-operated lottery with tickets sold at racetracks, liquor stores and other locations limited to adults is no Bird F«ath«rs FeaUiers grow only in certain areas of a bird's body. Each kind of bird has a pattern of its own in which its feathers grow. Only kiwis and penguins have feathers evenly spread out over all parts of the body.. more morally or legally WTong than paramutual betting on horse races. The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water distirict has encountered some legal barriers in its efforts to condemn the Gage Canal company and the Meeks and Daley Water com pany. The Fourth District Court of Appeal has now concurred with the trial court and against the district. It ruled that Muni can't condemn the Gage Canal company system because of a first- come-first-serve rule of law. Riverside city filed condemna- TIZZY By Kate Osann "Aren't I making^ you nervous? Notice how well Pm behaving myself?" (Political Advertistmentl Uon 10 months ahead of the Muni district And what of Meeks and Daley? Well, the court ruled that the water right is the smallest "single indivisible parcel" of land that stretches from where the water is taken (San Bernardino county) to where it is used (Riverside county.) The result of Oiis ruling was that Muni can't file a legal condemnation unless it first gets an okay from the Riverside county Board of Supervisors. One other aspect of the ruling was that even if the district such as Muni does successfully condemn a private mutual water company, the district must continue to serve water to customers of the mutual company. Justice Frederick E. Stone, assigned from Fresno, wrote both decisions for the appellate court. But Presideing Justice Lloyd E. Griffin and Justice Martin J. Coughlm both concurred. County planners approve zone variance for Yucaipa SAN BERNARDINO (CNS) ~ A zoning variance to allow a commacial enterprise in a Yu caipa area zoned for residential use was approved Thursday by the County Planning Commission. But the commission also ordered a change of zone hearing for the property, so there can be an end to the series of re- guests for variances the owner] of the land has had to make to the county for several years. Richard L. Adair appealed for a variance to allow starting a linen supply business on a site he owns on the west side of| California street, south of Ave nue "E." Neil Pfulb, county planning director, reported to the commission that the same property had been up before for a num ber of other variances. He said commissioners originally approved a change of zone to put commercial zoning on the land but that the Board of Supervisors had turned down the proposal. Three stores were constructed under a zoning variance: For a barbershop, a liquor store and a beauty parlor, according to PAilb. But each time a new tenant occupies one of the sites, new variance is required, Pfulb added. He said the area in question had been granted a variance for yarn shop, then a chiroprac tor's office and now was to be used for a linen supply bus! ness. "This is a grand waste of time," said Commissioner J. H. Paterson, and Commissioner Wm C. Collett then made the motion to start proceedings for! a change of zone. The variance for the linen shop was granted, and Commission Chairman Leo Sanford told Adair it would take about three months before the change from residential to commercial zoning could be accomplished. The commission also approved two other zone matters for the Yucaipa area: A variance for a housing project at the southwest comer at the Bryant-Date intersection and a change from rural [residential to single-family zoning for five acres on the east side of Douglas, between Avenues "E" and "F," There was some opposition to the housing project request, made by Norman R. Dietz, Jr., and from J. R. Nicholas. Dietz asked for approval of two acres for six apartments, each to have six units, and Nicholas protested that entrance to the project would bie through a lot adjacent to his property. He said the lot would become just a road. But the commission granted Dietz approval of the land for his project The change of zone for the five acres on Douglas was initiated by the commission itself, as part of a land development pattern started in 1957. Pfiilb said the property, owned by Billy Simmons, is to be used for development for single family homes. The change of z(me is part of the rezonjng to be approved as plans for development were ready for action. The change is from rural-residential to use for single family dwellings, with the minimum lot size of 7,200 square feet of area. It was indicated Uie subdivision map for the property had been filed. Coin Club meets Monday night Redlands Coin Club meets Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Community room on the second floor of the Security First National Bank. Coins to be discussed and exhibited will be Jefferson nickles and foreign coins from countries beginning with the letter C, except Canada, which was considered alone at last month's meeting. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads (PoUUcal Advertiaemtnt) VOTE FOR Lcnirance "Larry" NOWAK The Thinking Man's Candidafe for Redlands City Council (Political Advertisement) Ko House Calls. 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