9a d$ Pag« U REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA APRIL U, 1964 No vitol organ can be sacrificed in our city Under consideration by Redlands is the Victor Gruen contention that the central business district must be redeveloped and that the remodelled core area must have the attributes of a shopping center. According to this professional planning firm, the central business district \vill either be re-created or it vjiH wither. This is prevailing doctrine among architects in the firms that are engaged for making studies of the core areas of cities. Oxnard, a city similar in size to Redlands, is undergoing the same process that we are. They also have a local committee which engaged professional planners and the recommendations to Oxnard are quite similar to those Gruen has made here. . . . The retail area must be compact . . . the automobiles must be parked right by the stores ... pedestrians must move from store to store without interruption by automobiles ... at least one thriving department store must be the magnet with which other stores and services are associated in the core area ... the business district must be attractive and have some unity of appearance. As you drive around California and pause to look at towns of our size there is much visible evidence to support what the planners say. It is one thing to diagnose the commCTcial district of a city and it is quite another to give a prescription that the city will accept. In a limited sense, the problem is that a complicated scheme of redevelopment requires simultaneous decisions by many different property owners that they want to go along. They must back up their decision with investments in building improvements or entirely new buildings. However, there would have to be a considerable expenditure of public money, especially to rebuild the street system. The City Coimcil would have to believe in both the practicality of the plan and also in the necessity for municipal actio a The trustees, in tarn, would have to have a climate of citizen opinion to support their decisions. It is here that the program of revitalization could easily bog down. We know this from historical experience in Redlands. The plan to convert west State street from an obsolete residential section into a modem business center was rejected by the City Council about a decade ago. There ^vas no broad based conviction in the community that the future of the city was vitally linked to the Urban Redevelopment plan, then proposed. • • The present consideration of revitalizing the core of the city \viil also fail to win community support if the proposal is related only to the welfare of the merchants. What is really at stake is the destiny of the whole city of Redlands. It just never occurs to people that cities can die— but they do. The Midwest is filled with places that have gone into decline as the change from the horse - and - buggy era to the automobile age made it possible to have bigger trading centex^s farther apart in place of smaller ones more dosely spaced. A city must have a complete set of organs. These include many things—schools, chui'ches, civic buildmgs, a street system, utilities, and so on. One of these organs is a heart where the many, varied needs of the people for goods and services are met. In the automobile age this core will be supplemented by "shopping centers", scattered about the town. But a commercial heart there still must be. All of the general planning that has been done about Redlands ^vill go for naught unless there is a realization that a vital commercial center is not only in the interest of business. The community will not endure as a true city if this vital organ fails. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Meerc The avalanche deaths of Skiers Bud Werner and Barbi Henneberger in Switzerland Sunday raises a natural, local question. "Do we have avalanches in our own mountains?" Indeed we do, at times, hut only a few people know about them. The greatest avalanches start near the 10,500 foot ridge of Mt. San Bernardino and roar do«Ti into Forsee creek. This drainage is on the north side of the mountam and the creek intersects State Highway 38 about mid-way between Camp Angelus and Barton Flats. That point is about 24 miles east of Redlands. Except for fishermen, few people climb up the steep creek bed from the highway. No one goes there m winter time and hence there just isn't anyone around when the avalanches come. But make no mistake — they leave a calling card. Let's flip the calendar back to June 22, 1941 —back in the era of good precipitation, with heavy snows on the upper altitudes of our mountams. Let Ranger Wayne Allen's report to his boss. Forest Supervisor DeWitt Nelson, tell the story: "Sufiday morning I took a hike up Forsee creek from the highway. About one and a half miles above the road I hit snow in the bottom of the canyon. "The first and second patches of ice were only about 100 yards long, completely covering the creek, but not over 15 to 20 feet deep and approximately 50 feet wide. "Just above the second ice path, I found a large glacier. It had hit into a narrow gorge and stopped. At the bottom, Forsee creek comes out from under it through a cave about eight feet in diameter and above this is about SO feet of ice. "I went to the fop of it and found a little farther back it picked up even higher. I believe it is over 100 feet deep in'places and between a quarter and a half mile long. The width is about 200 feet in the widest part. "The snow came from on up the canyon and not from, any particular side hill. It has stripped the sides of the canyon of vegetation 20 to 100 feet above the ice. Trees about four feet in diameter have been pulled out by the roots. All this is mixed in the ice or on top of it." Farm bill victory big one for Johnson By wnxiAM s. mnxE TROUT SEASON Hm FAR WEST Skiers who hike from Poop Out Hill, m Barton Flats, to the ski slopes of Mt San Gorgonio, are generally famih'ar v ,iai two avalanche courses that cross the trail. In years when there is a good snow pack, the avalanches occur, the guUeys arc filled with snow that has in it "Christmas trees" that have been plucked on the way down. Great scott? What next? Some of the spirit of adventure is being taken out of philately, or stamp collecting. The Post Office Department is going to use an electric eye on the feed mechanisms of its printing presses to prevent sheets of stamps from moving in wrong end first during the second impression of a two-color stamp. Last year, the accidental inversion of the color on the Dag Hammarskjold commemorative stamp caused a sensation among philatelists — until the department swamped the market with deliberate misprints. The machines have won another round over people, but it still takes human beings to design stamps and errors can still be made — in a date or spelling, perhaps. Collectors will go on hoping. The Newsreel A scholar devotes a b o o k to the theory that Americans aren't any worse than anybody else. He'd better be careful or he'll be accused of patriotism. A California professor resigns in protest against campus archicture. "You can't work in a factory," he says. What is it, then, that people do in factories? "Wdl," said Cousin Fuseloyle as he leafed through the newspaper the other morning, "so far so good. Tm not in the deaths or •divorces." Since 1931 skiers have been going into the San Gorgonio area. In all of that time there has never been an avalanche accident and there has been almost no talk of any danger of this kind. The storm that brought the great Southern California flood of March 2, 1938, however, created at least one avalanche. This one came roaring down from a deep gulley that reaches up hi^ on Charlton peak — the peak that overlooks South Fork Meadow. Reachmg the scene about three weeks later we found a great snow trench with walls perhaps 10 feet high on either side. It looked as if a giant had made it with a plow. No one was in the path of the avalanche, nor have we ever heard that anyone was present to see that awesome spectacle. Teletips TOP SHOW: — 7:30, Chan. 4. Mr. Novak. "The Senior Prom." With Jefferson High's senior prom as a backdrop, a scatterbrained gu'l matures into an adult. 7:30 — Chan. 7. "The Infant of Prague." Lt. Hanley and his men encounter a nun and three postulants close to the German lines. Jeanette Nolan guests as Sister Therese. 8:30 — Chan. 7. McHale's Navy. "Ensign Parker, E.S.P." Parker's prophetic dreams lead to a treasure hunt. 9:30 — Chan. 2. Jack Benny. Harlow Wilson changes from clod to bon vivant but uses his new personality in all the wrong ends. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 86, lowest 45- H. Hartley Hillsen, prmcipal of Lugonia school, announces his resignation to accept post as administrative assistant to Roy C Hill, county supermten- dent A $65,000 remodeling contract on the Redlands post office won by L. P. Scherer who will start work Monday. Mrs. Robert Emmerson named to head Cancer Crusade in Yucaipa. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65, lowest 48. Dr.. Robert Morlan, Henry Romo Jr. and Emmelt Osbun emerge as new council members in seven-way contest. May 1 and 2 set for spring flower show in the Santa fe arcade this year, reports Paul Allen, Horticultural society president Mission district citizens group urges a $145,000 bond election for construction of new school buildmgs. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 65, lowest 48. M. G. Adams to be installed as president of the newly organized Redlands Shrine club. News in the commercial department shows coffee brands advertised as low as 40 cents per pound. Martin Van Diest elected president . of the House of Neighborly Service. The nominating committee was headed by A. R. Schultz Jr. TELEVISION TUESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 9—Engineer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxtim's Hop 5:30- 5-;Whirlybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Beheve it or Not 5:45- 4, I3-News 6:00— 2, 7—News S-You AsKed For It 9—Sugarfoot 11—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30- 4, 5, 11—News 13—Huckleberry Hound 6:45- 7-News 7:00- 2—News 4—Seven Seas (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7-BatUelme 9—People are Funny 11—Cheyenne 13—Wonders of World (C) 7:30— 2—Ralph Story's tA. 4—Mr. Novak 5—Lawman 7—Combat 9—Deputy 13-Wanderlust (C) 8:00- 2-Red Skelton 5—Seven Keys 9—Movie H—Untouchables 13-Probe 8:30- 4—You Don't Say! (C) 5—Zane Grey 7-McHale's Navy 13-Expedltion! 9:00— 2—Petticoat Junction 4—Richard Boone 5—Roller Skatmg 7—Greatest Show (C) ll-87th Precinct 13-Hot Spots'64 9:30— 2—Jack Benny 11—Movie 10:00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7-Gu:l 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 4—First Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Get the Message 13—Social Security 11:15-13—Guidepost 11:25— 2—News U: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—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 4-Let's Make a DeaUC) 5—Thin Man 7—Father Knows Best 9—Condemned 13—Movie 12:25- 4—News 12:30- 2—As the 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—House Party 4—You Don't Say!.(C) 13—Robin Hood WASHINGTON - The J 0 h n- son Administration's thin but vi> tal victory in thrusting the wheat - cotton textile subsidy farm bill through congress is one of those political events that is far bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. Obviously, to have gone into the campaign this fall without doing something for the hard- pressed farmers could have been damagmg to the Democrats m the South and actively dangerous in the Middle West In both regions they expect — and with good reason, on detached analysis — to do rather better with President Johnson on the ticket than they did with President Kennedy in 1960. And, apart from all this, the root fact is that however unwelcome is the prospect of long continued agricultural subsidies, it is simply impossible to maintain a high national economy without them. Many people have made the most con\incmg case, academically, against the subsidy. In a theoretical sense, it is wrong. Nobody, however, has really been able to show — putting the unfortunate farmers entirely aside, if one chooses — how the method can be abandoned yet if industry and busmess are to remam at their present high levels. It is the inner politics of the thing, however, which is the concern of this piece. The success of the bill in the House of Representatives, its one arena of crisis, has now affirmatively answered a question that has hung in the air here smce Mr. Johnson succeeded to the Presidency. Would the new President, granting all his demonstrated effectiveness with the southern and Western members of Congress, be able to hold the urban Northerners on those tough occasions when they were called upon to stand and deUver for a measure totally unpopular both to them and to their constituents? These, the city fellows, have for some years been looking sourly at farm bills, thinking that consumer price rises will follow and that they themselves will accordiiigly catch the devil at home." Even President Kennedy, their political ideal generally, usually could not make (hem hold fast ia this area of legislation. The core of the news in this business is that they have hekl fast for President Johnson, though few in the Administration had much hope as recently as two weeks ago that they would do so. The outcome not only relieves the President's specific and short-term problem — his necessity to do something in the aid of the farmers. It also raises the strong prospect that the long-feared Congressional division between metropolitan America and smaller city and rural America is not likely to occur. For if the city fellows can be made to stand still for farm subsidies, as they did here, tha odds are they can be made to stand still elsewhere. Mr. Johnson's decision to go on with the so-called Wsh Mafia White House advisers he inherited from Mr. Kennedy is now vindicated, as well For the Irish tiafia, notably in the person of Lawrence O'Brien, the chief White House liaison man with Congress, was useful, indeed, in this fight in marshaling the groaning, reluctant city vote in the House that was the key to the success. Moreover, it is a victory that may look twice welcome to the Administration before this session of Congress is done. The fact that many urban types courted peril at home in voting for a farm bill so needed by the Southerners and Westerners will not be forgotten. Some of the Westerners, at any rate, may respond by going a bit easier in opposition to the Admmis- tration's civil rights bill in ths Senate than would otherwise have been the case. And here the Administration will most certainly need all ths help it can get "The bipartisan civil rights forces claim that the surprising strength shown by Gov. George Wallace of Alabama in Wiscon- sm's Presidential primary doesn't mean much. A far more realistic view is that Wisconsin shows a major reaction among Northern whites against the pressure tactics of the N e g r o organizations. When an extremist like Wallace gathers 25 per cent of the vote in Wisconsin, the only objective conclusion to be made is that a more moderate Southerner could have done far, far better. (Copyright, 1964. by U n i t e d Feature Syndicate, Inc.) DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Albumin test eon be made with new treated paper By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt 13-Happy Wanderer (C) l:45-ll-Movie WORLD 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—Garry Moore 4-Andy Williams (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—Illinois Primary 5—Steve Allen 11:30— 2-Movie 4—Johnny Carson (C) 7—Stagecoast West 13—Movie WEDNESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—Pamela Mason 9—Kmg and Odie 11—Jack LaLanne 13—News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4-Word for Word (C) 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 13—Ann Sothem 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2-Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13-Felix the Cat 3:30- 2-My lAttle 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) 13—Courageous Cat (C) 4:30— 2—Movie 11—Lone Ranger 4:45-13-Rocfcy and His Friends LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST You can buy no better "Tttkt H tasr. dec -iher saf fm Mn -tklimtir WASHINGTON (UPI) - In spired by the return of spring and the tourist season. Rep. Walter Rogers has compiled a little list of some of the ttungs that visitors to the nation's capital are likely to find confusing. This, I submit, is another example of governmental invasion of private enterprise. It is, of course, the expecta tion of becoming confused that attracts so many tourists to the capital Having heard about all the confusion in Washington, they naturally wish to see it for| themselves. Should they come here and fail to acquire a sense of bewilderment they feel disappointed and cheated. It's like| seemg Niagara Falls with the water turned off. It has been my observatioa that most tourists are perfectly capable of getting confused without any help. Should as sistance be required, they can consult one of the many privately owned agencies that specialize in confusing tourists. Confusing the tourists is a major occupation here and that busmess undoubtedly will suffer if congressmen start giving out such information free of charge. N Besides that, if creates the illusion that confusion doesn't cost anything. Take my word, fellow taxpayers, we all pick up the tab. Rogers, a Texas Democrat and pathfinder, omitted some of the obvious sources of confusion, such as Congress, to concentrate on obscure points ol confusion that the average tourist might miss. For instance, he noted thai "Welcome to Washington" signs on certain highways are four miles from the city limits and that one sign points to "Downtown Virginia" when there is no such place. Although confusing on the surface, these examples are net jlikely to satisfy tourists who are true connoisseurs of confusion. For those who demand the very best, I recommend a drive Q—You have stated that there is a simple test which consists of placing a piece of treated paper on a urine soaked diaper to indicate the presence or absence of albumin. Our doctor and the local pharmacist say they have not heard of this test. Please tell me what it is called. A—One company that makes these test papers calls them Urislix (Ames). I'm sure your doctor can get them for you. Q—You stated recently that a positive tuberculin test indicates immunity. My doctor says this is not always the case. A—There may be exceptions to almost any statement of this kind. I said that "if a person's test is positive, it may mean that he has some active tuberculosis," As a result he may be in the process of building up an immunity or he may indeed have an infecUon so overwhelming that he cannot overcome it A positive reaction is also seen in those whose infection has long since burnt itself out In other words, the positive reaction means that at one time or another the subject has harbored the tubercle bacillus in his body. When properly interpreted this is a very valuable test , Q—In a recent column you said th&e are drugs that arc effective against tuberctdosis. What are they and can they be bought fredy? A—The earliest of these was across the Potomac to a spot just south of the Pentagon. There they will find a highway engineering marvel called "the mixing bowL" It has the shape of back to back parenthesis marks. Like this: )(. Only they touch in the middle. . For demonstration purposes, label the upper left point as "A"; the upper right as "B;" the lower right as "C" and the lower left as "D." Each afternoon, at a signal from the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon parking lot is vacated. Everyone at pomt "C" heads for point "A" and everyone at point "D" heads for pomt "B." Better confusion than this money can't buy. the antibiotic, streptomycin. Isoniazid, para-aminosalicylic acid and ethionamide have been added to the list These dmgs are obtainable only on a doctor's prescription. Q—What would cause me tc have a lot of saliva in my mouth all the time? Sometimes it gags me. A—There are many causes of salivation. These include excessive smoking, diseases of the mouth and gums, anything that causes nausea and several drags, notably compounds ol arsenic, bismuth, mercury, lead, cadium and thallhim. A deficiency of vitamin B and of thyroid function are possible causes. After your doctor has tracked down the cause, the ap- porpriate treatment should be easy. Q—After three months' rest for rheumatic fever, I have gone back to work. Now the same symptoms are returning. Do I still have rheumatic fever? Will it harm me to keep on working? A—The progress of your disease is determined by examining your heart and getting the sedimentation rate of your red blood cells. Your symptoms, whatever they are, would have to he taken into account but are not as important as the other considerations. If these tests show that you still have rheu- mafic fever, yoa should hava further treatment One Minute Pulpit Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life which he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun. — EccL 9:9. Success in marriage is much more than finding the ri^t person: it is a matter of being the right person. — B. B. Brickner. UPSET OVER TAXES TRENTO, Italy (UPI) — Tolice said today they believed the person who blew up the parked car of Ettore Annesi, mayor of the village of nearby Pine, was a local citizen angered by a sharp increase in mum'cipal taxes.
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