Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 20, 1964 · Page 16
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 16

Redlands, California
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Pogt 16 REDIANDS, CAUTORNIA APRIL 20, 1964 Pay-TV issue should be settled by competition In federal law we have the Anti-Trust laws which are enforced to keep one business firom throttling another by unfair tactics. In California we have the initiative and referendum which makes it possible for an industry wliich considers itself threatened to get a law to block the competition. The federal law is right Authority should be on the side of fair competition — not against it In California we have the absurd situation of the present television and theater interests seeking to block "Pay TV" by getting an initiative constitutional amendment that would prohibit the proposed system. Whether subscription TV has the merit the promoters claim for it — or even a fraction of that merit — no one really knows. The sponsors claim that they could upgrade the programs, providing more sophisticated shows and eliminating commercials. They say they could satisfy many people who don't care much for present TV where you must endure the vulgar cry of the pitchman so frequently and for so long. The network people, of course, insist that TV is presently at a much higher level than its critics will admit They see pay-TV as necessarily weakening commercial TV and inevitably pulling it down. But the long and the short of it is that they are attempting to maintain what they have by the political device of blocking change or competition. We have seen this sort of thing before in California. Back in the Thirties the movmg picture industry argued with success (strongly supported by the Dairy Interest) that Daylight Saving Time would he contrary to the public interest and should not be adopted. What they meant was that people who, in darkness, would go to the theaters should not be exposed to the pleasant experience of sitting in their patios during the coolness of t\vilight But World War II made Daylight Savings necessary and once having experienced it the voters decided they wanted to keep it forever. Radio had no way of using the law to block the competition of TV. The fight between the two was settled by the individual citizen. His decision was switch to the screen for the evening entertainment he had become accustomed to enjoying from radio. Now free TV faces possible competition of similar sort from "pay-TV". This issue should be settled by the people who watch TV and not by a political gimmick. In November you will have a chance to vote "No" on this measure. Then those who want to suscribe to TV by the month for supposedly better progi-ams Avill have an opportunity to do so wherever the service is offered. If pay-TV is better, it deserves to win in the market place. If it cannot meet its claims, then it will fail for lack of support No politi. cal intervention is required in this contest The seed of lawlessness One of the most trenchant public utterances to be made in a long time has come from the man who next August will become president of the American Bar Association. He is Lewis F. Powell Jr. and every American might well listen carefully to what he said in a recent luncheon address. "One of the root causes of lawlessness in this country," he declared, "is excessive tolerance by the public in accepting substandard, mar^nal, immoral and unlawful conduct "This tolerance has reached the point of moral sickness." Among the things he believes are excessively tolerated, Mr. Powell listed juvenile drinking, flagrant \'iolation of traffic laws, flouting of obscenity and pornography laws, illegal gambling, cheating on daims against insurance companies, circumvention of divorce laws, condonmg of violence, and disregard of laws in general. Those among us who are completely innocent of any of the tolerances mentioned by Mr. PoweU can, of course, forget what he has said. The rest of us can thank him for saying it — and make sure we remember and heed. The Newsreel Many a wife says, "You're not the man I married." And some of them are wise enough appreciate the change. Telephone company scientists say that people talk more quietly on the phone than they used to. With all this wire-tapping going on, there's a natural tendency to whisper. We don't mind the neighbors workmg so intensively in their j'ards if only they ^vouldn't worry us by giving the impression that they know what they are doing. Some crimes involve importing an out-of-town mob, while embezzlement usually requires only a hometwdy widely respected in the community. Drafting of a purity code for Wasliington officeholders is a touchy business. The voters may resent having Congress more ethical than ordinary people. , „ With a Grain M^ds ofsoit By Frank end BiB Meeic If Postmaster Dan Stanton has a minute to stroll from his office across Brookside avenue to Safety Hall he might find a surprise. One of the Victor Gruen maps, displayed in the City Council Chamber, indicates the condi- - tion of all of the buildings down town. The post office is shown on one map in blue. That means the building is in poor condition. The postmaster had better watch for falling bricks. While inspecting the map, Mr. Stanton will find that a breeze — as cool as a wind off Niagra Falls — wafts from the air conditioning ducts. In the Council Chamber it is never winter nor summer. Spring is perpetual. For any room save a cockpit of poh'tical decision, tliis would be good. However, one of the first principles of getting a decision when the going is rough is to wear everybody down to the point where the talk is all worn out of them. That's the way the U.S. Senate has operated for all of these years. That's the way the Democratic and Republican National conventions adopt their platforms. And that's the way the Rcdlands City Council must operate at times. With air conditioning, it's just that much harder to exhaust argumentative folks to the point where they will compromise. The only saving grace in the council chamber is that the seats are of steel and unpadded. As one philosopher has said: "The length of a meeting is automatically limited by the period of time during which the human bottom can be applied to the scat of a chair." The Councilmcn, however, sit in comfortable leather chairs, giving them an advantage over the folks out in the audience^ That's fine unless the need is to wear the lawmakers out so they will agree. Historically there have been such occasions. There was the famous time when the Council was so divided by factions that they couldn't round-up a three man majority in order to choose a mayor. The vote was stuck at 2-2. Finally one Councilman got so disgusted that when the roU was called he wouldn't answer. Paul Wilson, who was then the City Attorney, ruled that in parliamentary procedure, you are recorded as voting "Yes" if you don't vote "No" (or abstain). By not voting at all the reluctant councilman inadvertently "cast" tlie thuil vote and Redlands, again, had a mayor. Above the roof of Safety Hall the radio masts sprout by the day. The building has more things sticking up in the sky than a radar picket ship. Since they are sUver in color, and built with oversized Erector set pieces, they are not too un- sighUy. The Police Department, of course, has no need for so many antennas and they are accounted for by the presence of the regional Civil Defense headquarters. CD has radio equipment in Redlands that is capable of communicating with numerous agencies, such as the Highway Patrol, other Civil Defense stations. State Forestry, and so on. They can't run all of this electronics off a single mast. The comparison is with an apartment house which has numerous TV antennas to serve the sets of the tenants. \Vhile most of the Civil Defense radio gear that Is exposed looks "normal," take a squint at Uiat giant dish that is bolted to the back of the adjoming County Building. It's an orange juice sieve big enough to suit Paul Bunyan, the lengendary giant of the logging camps. TRENCH WARFARE ALDERSHOT, EngUnd (UPI) —Courting couples who drove their cars onto an army golf course here were ruining the grass. So the army dug a trench around the golf course to defend its turf. Chips are down for Goldwoter in Colif. By WILLIAM S. WUUE '^YOQ SDPPOSa Wt HAV&AMOTH&R BAi^&FOCT BOY?" Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 80, lowest 51. School Trustees adopt calendar for next school year which includes a Thursday opening day in the fall to expedite the preliminaries to getting classes under way. Glenn Anderson, 11, and his boxer dog. Timber, win first in trick dog division at Disneyland dog contest finals and Dale Foy, with Pennytu, a St. Bernard, wins second in "biggest dog," category. Preliminary plans completed for developing a team in Connie Mack baseball league for boys 16-19. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 69, lowest 50. Dr. Marc Jack Smith, dean of men at University of Redlands, promoted to post of dean of faculty. Redlands Bowl Associates announce plans for a fund-raising dance at Arrowhead springs hotel with Mrs. George Cady and Mrs. Kitty Peeling in charge. • Dr. David G. Poston and F. S. Bromberger file as candid- dates for Redlands school board. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 86, lowest 48. Mrs. W. E. Silverwood of Redlands and John Greven of Yucaipa are the only school board candidates as filing deadline passes. Nearly 700 attend first session of cookhig school at Clock auditorium co-sponsored by the Facts and the Gas company. Canadians and Americans apparently get along well "because they like each other," Canadian Consul-General of San Francisco tells local Eiwanians. One Minute Pulpit And you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, Have a seat here, please, while you say to the poor man, Stand there, or. Sit at my feet.—James 2:3. In the American design — as we perceive it — each group in our nation has special problems. None has special rights. Each has peculiar needs. None has peculiar privileges. — Dwight D." Eisenhower. TELEVISION MONDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlyburds 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—Movie 11—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4, 5, U—News 13-Woody Woodpecker 6:45— 7—News 7:00— 2—News 4—Golden Voyage (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Dickens—Fenster 9-Abbott and Costello 11—Wide Country 13-Wild Cargo—Travel 7:30— 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Movie 5—Lawman 7—Outer Limits 9—Deputy 13—Holiday (C) 8:00— 2—I've Got a Secret 5—Seven Keys 9—Movie 11—ThriUer 13—Stoney Burke 8:30— 2—Lucy—Comedy 5—Special of the Week 7—Wagon Train (C) 9:00— 2—Danny Thomas 11—Target:(^rruptors 13—Adventure Tomorrow 9:30-2-Andy Griffith 4—Hollywood & the Stars 5—Stump the Stars 13-CaU Mr. D.-Mystery 9:45- 9-News 10:00^ 2—East Side/West Side 4-Suig Along (C) 5—Detectives 7—Breaking Point 9—Movie 11, 13-News 10:30-13—Movie 11:00- 2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—Movie 11:15—*-Johnny Carson (C) 5-Steve Allen 11:30— 2-Movie 7—Laramie (C) TUESDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—News 4-Say When 5—Romper Room 7—Pamela Mason 9—King 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) 11—Movie 9:45—13—Essence of Judaism 10:00- 2-McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7—Girl Talk 9—Movie 10:15—13—Guideposts 10:30- 2-Pete and Gladys 4-^eopardy (C) 5-High Road 7—Price is Right U: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 5—Peter Gunn 7—Missing Links 9-Spectrum 11—Lunch Brigade 13—Ann Sothem 11:45— 2—Guidmg Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 4-Let's Make a Deal 5—Thin Man 7—Father Knows Best »-Youth Wants to Know 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 2:00- 2—To TeU the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 13—Mantovani 2:15—11—Movie 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- iSeaet 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 RQey 5—Just for Fun 7—Trailmaster 9—Mighty Hercules (c) 13—Courageous Cat (C) 4:30— 2—Movie 11—Lone Ranger BERRY'S WORLD LIGHTER SIDE Mysteries of wine By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (OTI) — The first thing I do when I get home in the evening is ask my wife if we are having wine with dinner. If she says that we are, I go to the closet and get out my Army shoes. The shoes are the only part of my World War II uniform that still fits. Thank goodness I don't have fat feet li I had allowed myself to become obese at the arches, the way so many ex-servicemen have, I would be unable to avail myself of an opportunity that has just come my way. I have been offered a com mission in the Order of Mili tary Wine Tasters, a group of active, reserve and retired members of the armed forces are devotees of gracious who living. The commisaon does not necessarily require that I wear Army shoes while drinking wine. But if I am going to do a thing, I believe in doing it right Correct bebarior is, as you know, vitally important where wine is concerned. One must WASHINGTON - The campaign of the front-runner for the ^ Republican Presidential nomination. Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, has entered the phase of crisis, with giant California now all but conceded to bold the one ultimate key to success or failure. A mood of total realism now pervades the Goldwater camp, and it is most of all reflected by the Senator himself. Though Goldwater's people here do not and would not put it quite so bluntly, the conviction is strong that the California primary of. June 2 will bring him very close to the nomination — or will portend his probable defeat in the Republican National Convention. A Goldwater triumph in California would make singularly hollow all the current suggestions that the Senator's victory in the Illiniois primary was too thin. A Goldwater defeat in California would leave the whole thing as irrelevant as arguments about the precise volume of rainfall in Pakistan. To this columnist, parenthetically, it looks that Illinois is in fact still "Goldwater country" for all practical purposes, not withstanding a good deal of rather complicated reasoninj; to the effect that while he WOE there he didn't win by the popular majority he should have attained. The payoff, after all, is the convention delegates; and the delegates he's got In any event, the big Goldwater push is now on, and Illinois is like yesterday's newspaper. The period of aimless handshaking along the streets and in the supermarkets of the little towns is over. Goldwater heads for California with an entirely new campaign strategy. He is through with the vague, wistful pursuit of general popularity. He and his only open rival for the nomination, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York, knocked themselves out with this sort of thing in New Hampshire only to see an absentee half-candidate, Henry Cabot Lodge, come out ahead of them both. Thus Goldwater is not now mterested in creating some favorable "image" of himself among voters generally. He is interested, for the moment, in one thing only — in nailing down delegate voters . to tlM Republican convention. So, the California plan contemplates very little in the way of sidewalk campaigning and very much in the way of major televised speeches and large- scale press conferences. Goldwater will not run around to every crossroads in the state. He win try to stay dose to the centers — and to the major means of communications. In a word, neither polls nor "images" nominate a man in the end. This is done by the hard-bitten characters who go to conventions. Goldwater is m search, from now on, strictly of these characters. He will let the coffee klatches and street- comer knots of voters take care of themselves for the time l)eing. Meanwhile, other decisions also now approach. If the outcome in the California primary heavOy favors Goldwater, he will go to the convention in a powerful position, indeed, no matter what may have happened beforehand. At minimum, he will be the man to beat at the convention. If California goes sour, ha will need to begin to consider where to turn his supporters in what will then be the strong probability that the convention will not take iiim in the end. Where his backing would be turned cannot, of course, now be exactly predicted. Where it would not be turned, however, can be most confidently forecast already. It would not go, in any circumstance, to Rockefeller. It would not go, in any circumstance now conceiveable, to Lodge — who is seen by the Goldwater men as not so much a genuine candidate as a mere stalking horse or rallying point for the "stop Goldwater" movement within the G.O.P. It would go, in the opinion of those knowing Goldwater's mind either to Richard Nixon or Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania. As between these two, the choice would be a close one. Goldwater is personally fonder of Scranton; but he has old party ties with Nixon, and these might be more nearly decisive in the end. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE WELL CHILD To heat or net to heat? That's the controversy By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt To heat or not to heat the baby's bottle? This is the question confronting mothers today. For many years, mothers religiously warmed all botties to body temperature for fear of chUling the baby's delicate stomach. Since the baby does not swallow cold milk in a series of large quick gulps, there is little danger of chillmg the stomach. The milk is warmed to body temperature before it passes the upper portion of the esophagus. A few of our more daring baby doctors about four years ago tried not warming the bottles before feeding in a hospital nursery. They even tried it on the premature infants. They found that the babies loved the cold milk, slept well after a cold feeding and gained weight at the expected rate. There was no difference in the body temperature of the babies before and after feeding. Furthermore, there was no difference in the amount of burping or spitting up. Mothers who were brave enough to give their babies cold formula right out of the refrigerator — no doubt when grand- Ihave the right glass for the right wine and the right wine |for the right dish. Wine must I>e stored in a cer- ain way, opened in a certain way and poured in a certain way. Some must be chilled and some not And so on. This explains, I think, why wine consumption in this country is not greater than it is. A chap gets so thirsty before he finishes the ritual that he is likely to say "the heU with it" and open a beer instead. Some people have been known to rebel against tradition. I once knew a couple who had a devil-may-care attitude toward wine that was positively shockmg. Late at night, when they were fairly certain they were not under surveillance, they would lower all of the blinds, dim the lights and drink red wine out of paper cups over ice cubes. Another couple of my ac- qnaintance go to the opposite extreme. They have a little dm- ner party routine that is simply jenchantiiig. Shortly before the guests go Teletips TOP SHOW: — 9:00, Chan. 13. Adventure Tomorrow. "Gemini Progress." Dr. Martin Klein narrates. Subject: Project to orbit two men early next year. 7:00 — Chan. 4. Golden Voyage. "Timeless Turkey." Arthur Dewey narrates his trip. 8:30 — Chan. 7. Wagon "ftain. "The Zebedee Titus Story." Hired as a scout, an old frontiersman's ineptitude results in Cooper Smith's capture by the Indians. 9:00—Chan. 2. Danny Thomas. When Danny infroduces his son to dancer Wendy Collins, the young man mistakes her innocent flattery for romance. to the table, the hostess win say to her husband "you had better open the wine now, dear, and let it breathe a bit before dinner." I would be willing to swear, so help me Order of Military Wme Tasters, that when he removes the cork I can hear the wine gasping for breath. Once he didn't get it opened soon enough and the wine turned purple. i ma wasn't looking — were enthusiastic. It meant less work and there were no apparent disadvantages. Now some- doctors are advancing the idea that aUergy to milk is more likely to occur when the miUc is given to babies without warming it. AU the evidence isn't in yet, so your best bet is to foUow your doctor's advice in what has become, for the moment at least, a controversial matter. —My baby, 8 months old, hasn't a sign of a tooth. We use a water softener on the water intake. Could the baby's lateness m teething be due to the fact that I drank softened water throughout my pregnancy? A—Although the lower front teeth usuaHy appear at about 6 months of age, teething may be delayed until the baby is 1 year old. Such variations are completely normal, but are often a source of worry to parents. Late teething is a part of the normal developmental pattern of your baby and has nothing to do with the hardness of the water or your baby's development in other respects. If when your baby is a year old he stiU has no teeth, some abnormality should be sought as the cause. This might be a deficiency of vitamin D, iodine or thyroid function. THE ALMANAC Today is Monday, April 20, the mth day of 1964 with 255 to follow. The moon is approaching its fuU phase. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is Venus. Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was bom on this date in 1889. On this day in history: In 1836, Congress established the territory of Wisconsin. In 1861, Col. Robert E. Lee resi^ied his U.S. Army commission with the intention of offering his services to the Confederate cause. In 1948,-Walter Heutiier, president of the United .\utomobiIe Workers Union, was wounded by a shotgun blast fired by an unknown assailant. , A thought for the day—Roman orator Cicero sairf: "He removes the greatest ornament of friendship who takes away from it respect"

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