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Page 24 REDLAKDS, CAUPORNU APRIL 15, 1964 Election leaves the city sailing on smooth water "Don't rock the boat" could have been the motto of the City Council election yesterday. "VVilliam HartzeU, who stood on the record of the Council of which he is a member, was high man among the seven candidates. Jack Cummings, a candidate who expressed no strong criticism of the council recoi-d, %vas chosen to fill the seat left vacant by the retirement of Charles Parker. Charles DeMiijyn, the runner-up, campaigned on a generalized "good government" platform. There is, therefore, no evidence of a voter mood to throw out the "ins" and to set City government sailing on a radically different course. Nor is there any showing that the public is "mad" at the Council for having put the Prospect Park issue up to a vote at the unsuccessful election of October 1963. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore "U.S. 99" That's tie route number that everyone in Redlands knows and remembers. But now we are going to lose it The Legislature decided in 1963 that the number-signing of California Highways should be simplified. Numbers that aren't reaiy needed to help motorists find their way should be dropped; essentiid numbers should be retained. So, along the freeway through Redlands the state will leave standing the red white and blue shields which say "Interstate California 10" and take down the US 70 and 99 shields. The Last Full Measure of Devotion Emotional burst may influence convention The garbage initiative was badly beaten, giving a clear cut decision. The contention that the majority of the people regard the Council's actions as "despotic" was demon- strafed to be without foundation. It would be a mistake, however, to interpret the vote as settling the rubbish issue, once and for alL This is a public question with built-in controversy. There never can be unanimous agreement on how refuse should be disposed of and who should pay how much. The election merely indicates that the Council has handled an unpopular subject about as well as can be expected. The people are wDl- Ing to leave the making of regulations to their elected officials. Our folksy president Whether Lyndon Johnson is just doing what comes naturally around the \Vhite House, or is delibaately creating an "image", no one can say. But he certainly has been doing a lot of folksy things recently — some of them exposing human foibles. You've probably dreamed at some time about being President and how you would be friendly with people. That's the Lyndon Johnson who went to the front gate of the White House Saturday and Sunday and told the guards to let in the tourists. Then he took them on a quick walk, kidding the guys and dolls with all the zest of traveling salesman. To keep the press off guard, he pops up In one place and then another. One minute he's yelling down from the Truman balcony that he has Carl Sandburg and Edward Steichen in tow. The next he appeai-s to annoimce with a grin that he's ready for a press conference and before the reporters have a chance to gather their ^vits, he's off and away. Earlier, on his Texas homeground he took a group of news men and women on a very fast ride, himself at the wheel There are going to be a lot of people saying he shouldn't do this sort of thing. Certainly he shouldn't drive in excess of the speed lirnits. . . and with a. cup of beer in reach. They'd send a juvenile to court in California for that Nonetheless, there are many voters who like such behavior because it makes the president hinnan. They like a fellow to display a few foibles. Anyone who doubts it should go back to 1948. Remember the candidate who wrote a scorching letter to a music critic who said unkind things about his daughter's singing? He was the same fellow who appeared in his bathrobe on the platform of his campaign train so as not to disappoint a low voters who had gotten up before sunrise on the chance they might see him. He too was and Js a vivid personality. In 1948 Harry Truman, the home-spun - fellow from Independence, beat dignified Tom Dewey, the bridegroom figure on the wedding cake. The end for Engle The lathetic case of Senator Clair Engle reached its inevitable climax Monday when he apparently attempted to dispel the idea that he is physically incapable of serving another sbc- year term, if reelected. Instead of demonstrating that he is making a convincing recovery from his brain operation of August 1963, he was unable to speak from his desk on the Senate floor. A friendly Senator had to step into the embarrassing breach and introduce the resolution Engle had intended to handle. Many will fed that it is aniel to take notice of this Incident which must have been devastating to Engle, hitnsdf. But a seat in the United States Senate is not an honorary position, awarded as a token of esteem or for ipast services. California, the state with the largest population, needs t\vo vigorous and able men in the Senate. There is no justification whatever for Engle's candidacy, sympathetic though one may be to his personal difficulties. The Newsreel History is something of a blur for the teenage lovely down the block who remembers only that World War II was something that happened back in the Frankie Sinatra era. From long years of glandng at beauty hmts, we retain only two — rest your elbows in lemon halves to make them lowlier, and put your bifocals on upside down while plucking your eyebrows. Why did U.S. 99 catch on? Not because anyone in town actually knows that the road extends from our border with ^Mexico at ^lexical] to our border with Canada at Vancouver. Nor could one person in a 1,000 volunteer the information that the route serves three slate capitals — Sacramento, California; Salem, Oregon; and Olympia ("it's the water"), Washington. No, the calchiness is in the number itself — not in the association with the highway. There is something magic in one digit less than 100. As every e.\pericnccd merchant knows, the customer feels that an item is much cheaper if it costs 99 cents rather than a dollar. "Ninety" also has happy associations — "the Gay Nineties", for instance. The disappearance of "U.S. 99" shields may eventually lessen the confusion on the part of motorists but that prosaic "Interstate 10" will never be as satisfying to the car or to the imagination. The Redlands Freeway also bears the designation "U.S. 70", a number which is lacking in "sex", and never has been used very much by local people when giving directions. However, tliis is really the route number that is the logical sequel to what we used to call the route — "Ocean to Ocean Highway." We doubt that the name had any official standing with the state or federal governments, but it did rally boosters along the way in a sort of highway chamber of commerce. The idea was to sell motorists on the superiority of our route and thereby promote business for hotels, cafes and ser\-ice stations. Actually, U.S. 70 is an Ocean to Ocean route since it begins at Santa Monica, on the shores of the Pacific, and extends across the Southwest and South to the Atlantic ocean. (The terminal is a village named "AUantie" in the Cape Hattcras region.) Interstate 10 westward from here comprises the Redlands, Saa Bernardino and Santa Monica freeways. If you look along the side of the freeway here you will notice that the freeway' has "mileposts". Really, they arc half-mile markers and are green signs with white numbers. They start with zero at Santa Monica — or will when the freeway reaches the coast — and increase to 78.5 near Orange street in Redlands. Redlands Yesterdays TELEVISION FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 75, lowest 51. School board sets policy limiting kindergarten classes to maximum of 32 pupils. Excesses will be transported to another school within the district on a first- come basis. City Traffic commission to witness demonstration of radar speed clocking as preliminary to possible purchase of a unit for Redlands police. Donald C. Beckord announces candidacy for position on county board of education from this district to succeed Mrs. Morris Cantley who is not running. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 78, lowest 49. Rex W. Cranmer, local attorney, files as trustee candidate for both the elementary and high school boards. Donald and McKee named low bidders at $561,000 for new UR girls dorm. Russell GoodNvin appointed to manage local campaign for Gov. Goodwin J. KnighL FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 62, lowest 50. Redlands Red Cross campaign goes more than $3,000 over its $15,826 quota. G. George DeVries acquires additional 35 feet of Citrus a\%- nue frontage and says he will erect a new building. Top link of 2.4 miles of new road between Igo 's and Camp Angelus to be built by Long Beach firm under $500,000 contract WEDNESDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9-Engineer BiU (C) 11—Superman 13—Thaxton Hop 5:30— 5—Whiriybirds 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—Follow the Sua U—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4, 5,11—News 13—Rod Rocket (C) 6:45— 7—News 7:00— 2—News 4—Death Valley Days 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—World of Giants 9—People Are Funny 11—Gallant Mea 13—This Exciting World 7:30—2-CBS Reports 4-Virgiman (C) 5—Lawman 7—Ozzie and Harriet 9—Deputy 13—Crusade in Pacific 8:00— 5—Seven Keys 7—Patty Duke 9—Movie (C) 4-Word for Word (c) 11—Movie 10:00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7-Gjrl Talk 9—Movie 10:30- 2-Pete and Gladys 4->Teopardy 5—High Road 7—Price is Bight 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (c) 5—Cross Current 7—Get the Message 11:25- 2—News 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences (c) 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-Lefs Make a Deal (C) 5—Thin Man 7—Father Knows Best 9—Eastern Wisdom 13—Movie 12:25— 4—News 12:30— 2—As the World Turns While checking out the status of the signs we ran into tlus amusing little situation. If you are coming from Highland to Redlands you reach the crest of the Alabama street over- crossing. A green sign there directs you to "Redlands" \ia the ramp to the freeway. If you take that route you will get onto the eastbound lane of the freeway and immediately reich an overhead sign directing you off at Tennessee street to "Redlands". That's a squirrel cage routing. But we wouldn't have the Di- Now You Know .By United Press Intemafional The highest mountain in the world was named after Sir George Everest who completed a trigonometrical survey of the Himalayas in 1841 and first fixed the position and altitude of Mount Everest, according to the Encyclopedia Britamuca. vision of Highways change a thing. You don't have to get off the freeway at Tennessee street . . . indeed the local clamor is that three other ramps also lead to Redlands — Orange, University and Ford. Under that conception of geography the Alabama bridge sign is just dandy. 11—Sam Benedict 4—Doctors 13—Story of a Year 5—TV Bingo S;oO— 2—Suspense 7—Ernie Ford 5-Stump the Stars 9—Movie 7—Farmer's Daughter 11—Movie 13—Surfside 6 1:00— 2—Password 9:00— 2—Beverly Hillbillies 4—Loretta Young 4—Espionage 5—Movie 5—Wrestling 7—Mite Douglas 7—Ben Casey 1:30— 2—House Party 11—1 Search for Adven 4-You Don't Say! (c) ture 13-Robin Hood 9:30- a-Dick Van Dyke 2:00— 2—To TeU the Truth 11—Bold Journey 4—Match Game 13—Silents Please 9—Movie 10:00— 2—Danny Kaye 11—Movie 4—Eleventh Hour 13—Vagabond 7—77 Sunset Strip 2:25— 2, 4—News 9—Movie 2:30— 2—Edge of Mght 11, 13-News 4—Make Room for 10:30—15-Intn'l DetecUve Daddy 11:00- 2, 4, 5, 7-News 7—Day in Court 11—Movie 13—Ann Sothem BERIirS WORLD 13—Boston Blaclde 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (c) 5-Steve AUen 11:30— 2-Movie 7~New Breed 13—Movie THURSDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odie 11—Jack La Lanne 13-News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 2:55— 7—News 3:00^ 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13-Feli% the Cat 3:30- 2-My LitUe 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—Rocky & His Friends By Doris Fleeson WASHINGTON — Democratic candidates for Vice-President outside the Kennedy clan share a common problem. They do not fear Attorney General Robert Kennedy or his brother-in- law, Sargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps and marshal of the war on poverty, as such. What does cloud their meditations is the possibility that a convention tribute to John F. Kennedy will trigger a tidal wave of emotion which will make a Kennedy nomination on the Johnson ticket seem only fair and inevitable. No one of the non-Kennedy aspirants would care or dare to intervene in the plans for the convention demonstration of loyalty to the late President and sorrow for his untimely end. They understand that it must and should take place and that they will have to bear the consequences. They are not actually worried as much about the delegates as about the reaction of President Johnson himself. They know him as a sensitive and impulsive man, eager to please. This is, of course, partial contradiction of partisan oratory which stresses his political management qualities, but it comes from men who deal with him at close quarters when the pressures on a President are weighted in the balance. As of now, some aspects of the situation are obvious. The President is letting each man suggested as a Vice-Presidential possibility share the stage in turn. None is able to say that he is being neglected and his just aspirations regarded as of no account. There is no evidence that the Attorney General or Shriver are moving politically in their own interests. The flurry over the New Hampshire write-in for Robert Kennedy served as warning that such maneuvert become public property rather" rapidly even when they art laore or less spontaneous. Also, the PresidenHal pre. rogative of choosing the Vice* President is well established. Adlai Stevenson gave the convention free rein in 1956, but it was neither a popular nor particularly succes^ul move except that it taught John F- Kennedy that the thing to do was to run for President on one's own. As a family, the Kennedys seem to be regrouping their forces around the Kennedy library project It is a natural focus for their interest and affords a dignified means of expression for toyalty to the lata President When Democrats meet they often argue the question of •whether it would be possible for Kennedy partisans to captura the imagination of the convention by design and thus forca the nomination of the Attorney General or Shriver. Most of tha old hands incline to the view that the President will keep too firm a hand on the party organization to permit being taken by surprise. But if the emotion is thera and waiting for release, perhaps he could not contain it, even if he were so disposed. Califonua seems to offer the best chance of learning something about that with the Senate candidacy of Pierre Salinger. Salinger Is running on the record' of the President he served as White House press secretary and his close personal association with John Kennedy. If he wins the nomination or even comes close, it will be regarded as a Kennedy triumph, not his own. (Copyright 1964. by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS Why are far people fat? It's sh'll being studied By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Obesity is generally regarded as a serious health hazard. One pathology professor was fond of saying that carrying around a lot of excess weight was an athletic event But he added sadly, it is not a "fun" sport. He would then demonstrate an enlarged tired old heart with the resulting hardening of the arteries. Being overweight not only shortens life; it also makes it harder for your doctor to detect cancer and other tumors under the thick layers of fat What leads some people to cat more food than they need day after day is a subject scientists are still studying. One authority has classified problem eaters into several groups. The obese person who comes from a family of overeaters usually does not have any guilt feelhig about his size. He enjoys eating and sees no reason for wanting to reduce. A chUd brought up in such an atmosphere merely follows the e.x- ample of those about Um. The next group includes the true gourmet- who eats slowly and rarely snacks between meals. His problem is not acute, and his chances for reducing are usually good. The icebox raider who gets up at night for a Uttle snack so he can go to sleep again and the compulsive all-day long nibbler are usually victims of emotional tensions. Trying to get them to reduce is a hard job. Finally, there are those who weigh 300 pounds or more. They probably have emotional problems too. But they refuse to air them and they stubbornly resist reducing. Studies have shown that if a fat person is allowed to eat all he wants, he will not gain weight but will maintain himself at a certain level. This is because, although he eats more than enough to supply his physiologic needs, he feels compelled to satisfy his psychotog- ically motivated appetite. Until his appetite is satisfied, he honesUy believes that he has eaten like a bird. What he forgets is that most birds eat nearly all day long and consume about half their body weight daily. Most doctors now believe that the overweight person eats too much because of emotional conflicts. In other words they seek solace in food Some persons with a feeling of inferiority yearn for greatness. By overeating they gain weight and this makes them fed more important They believe that they can reduce any time they want to. This feeling gives them a sense of power that they will not give up by putting it to a test LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Teletips Relief for statistic pain "Her, «... C 'iawjMet» off,.. /ft tfiw fif a WASHINGTON (UPI) - It is a well known but little dis cussed fact that the United States has for a number of years been stockpiling stalls tics. This may be denied, or even Ignored, by the Pentagon, but I am convinced that these statistics have an enormous military potential. We all know from just our ovm e.\perience that statistics affect the human br^ something like chloroform. Virtually everyone has at one time or another been denombed by statistics. Consider, then, what dire consequences would ensue if statistics, heretofore used only' for peaceful purposes, were employed offensively in some future outbreak of hostiUties. I am told by imofficial but reliable statisticians that this <xiuntry alone has on hand enough statistics to stupefy the entire human race. What started me pondering the possibility of a statistical armageddon was a letter that Sen. Clifford P. Case, R-N. J., and Rep. Frank Thompson Jr., D-N. J., sent to Uieir colleagues in the Senate and House this week. It called attention to the awesome achievement of one of their home state firms. Sterling Drug, Inc., which recently produced its 100,000,000,OOOUi aspirin tablet I have been taking aspirins alone or in combination - of ingredients ever since medical science invented the hangover. But this was my first experience with aspirin in statistical form. The effect was instantaneous. My eyes began to glaze over at tile first glimpse of that 100 billion figure. The letter, copies of which were dispatched to the congressional press galleries, further deadened my senses by reporting that 100 billion aspirin tablets laid in a line would stretch 700,000 miles, equal to three trips to the moon, circle the earth 28 times and treat 50 hDUon headaches. U tills had been statistical warfare, I would have un- TOP SHOW: — 7:30, Chan. 2. CBS Reports. "Cigarettes; A Collision of Interests." Harry Reasoner reports on the social, political and economic conflicts generated by the Surgeon General's report on smoking and healUi. 9:00.— Chan. 2. Beverly Hillbillies. Two financiers somehow get Uie idea that Uie Qampetts are brilliant scienfisfs who are working on a top-secret project 9:00 — Chan. 7. Ben Casey. "For a .Tust Man Falleth Seven Times." A doomed man takes his final fling at life. Lew Ayres heads guest cast 9:30—Chan. 2. Dick Van Dyke. Laura returns home from a visit wiUi relatives to find Rob in jaiL leashed a counter volley of statistics obtained from the Commerce Department stockpile. I would have anaesthetized ^ - •» i Case and Thompson by inform- OneMinUtePUlpIt ing them tliat Amencans last year consumed 27 million pounds of aspirin, the equiva- THE ALMANAC Today is Wednesday, April 15. Uie 106UJ day of 1964 with 260 to follow. The moon is approaching Its first quarter. The morning star is Saturn^ The evening stars are Venui and Mercury. On this day in history: In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln sent Congress a message recognizing a state of civil war and calling for 75,000 volunteers for the Union Army. In 1865, Vice President Andrew Johnson was sworn in as Uie 17tii President of Uie United States, thhee hours after the death of Abraham lincota. In 1912, more than 1,500 persons died when the liner litanic hit an iceberg off Newfoundland on her maiden voyage. In 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt the 32nd President of Uie United States, was buried A thought for the day—American writer Thomas Wolfe said: "There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooting dinner for someone aha loves." lent of 13 billion five - grain tablets, of which the U. S. government used 303,280,600 tablets. But in doing so I would have put myself to sleep. For we are fellow workmen for God; you are God's field, God's building. — I Cor. 3:9. lime was mvenfed by almighty God in order to give ideas a chance. — Nicliolas Murray Butier.