Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 21, 1964 · Page 7
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Redlands, California
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Tuesday, April 21, 1964
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Bowen to reveal outcome of State street survey Results of a "nose count' downtown merchants' attitude toward the present one-way traffic pattern oa State street ^vill be disclosed tomorrow, Police Chief Stanley R. Bowen said today. The survey of 125 merchants and businessmen has been completed and the findings will be announced at a 2 p.m. meet ing ot the special SUte Street Study Committee, headed by Chief Bowen. Zafon A. Hartman, secretary- manager of the Downtown Redlands Association,' said a total of 118 of the 125 questionaires issued have been returned. of|They are being tabulated by Lorelei Richards, member of the Board of Parking Place Commissioners. The 12-member study commit tee, organized at the behest of{ the City Council, requested the sturey to guide them in making recommendations on the State street question. A group of downtown mer chants contend that the present traffic pattern is detrimental to their businesses. They have organized the Committee for Sensible Downtown Traffic and have threatened an initiative campaign to force the issue to a citywide vote. Merchants on State street from Texas to Bedlands boule vard and on Orange street from Bedlands boulevard to Citrus avenue were asked to com pleteihe questionaires, indicating their business and address. The results are being compiled on a block by block basis. "This should give us a good direction on the majority at' titude toward State street," Hartman noted. A second State street opinion poll is being prepared by Chamber of Commerce subcommittee. The second survey will .sample the attitudes of Red I lands shoppers. Brown's school tax proposal goes down again SACRAMENTO (UPI) — Gov. Edmund G. Brown indicated to day he was hoping to combine his countywide school tax pro posal with Assembly Speaker Jesse M. Unruh's mandatory School unification plan. Brown told his news conference that he was "working awfully hard" to save the county wide tax proposal, which suffered another setback in the Legislaua-e Monday. The governor said that if the tax could be saved in the Senate and Unruh's measure passed the lower house "then we can get the best out of both bills. The countywide tax, which aims at equalizing local school district tax rates, failed to get through the Assembly Ways and Means Committee Monday. Although the committee took no vote on the measure, majority opposition was obvious. The proposal was in a bill by Assemblyman Charles B. Garrigus, D-Reedlcy. In addition to enacting the tax, which would require wealthier districts to help support their poorer neighbors, the bill would provide an additional $107 million in state aid to the schools. California school districts now receive nearly $1 billion annually in state aid. Because no vote was taken, the measure was teclinically still alive and Garrigus said he might eventuaUy get it out ofj the committee. However, even if be did, he must stiU get the bill across the Assembly floor and into the state Senate where a committee has already re jected 'another countywide tax bill. The Senate Finance Committee last week rejected Brown's own bill, carried by Sen. Albert Rodda, D-Sacramento. Like the Garrigus bill, the Brown measure carries a countywide tax, but offers ?80 million in new state aid over a two - year period. Rodda says that it is "still alive, but barely." Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Jesse Unruh's school reform and finance bill, believed by many to have the best chance for passage this session, was scheduled Slim turnout seen in New Jersey primary NEWARK, N.J. (UPI) - Bad weather and a lack of presiden tial candidates' names on the ballot made a slim voter turnout likely in the New Jersey primary elections today. It was predicted that less than one-third of the state's 3 million registered voters would appear at the polls, open be tween 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The weather forecast for the day was for occasional rain. Most interest was centered on the Republican presidential hopefuls, although none was entered on the ballot. Voters could write in their choice. Voters also were expressing their preferences for a U.S. senator, 15 congressmen, 235 dele- gats to party conventions and numerous local and county can didates. No food for striking convicts LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI)—About 165 disgruntled convicts were without food today at the tension-filled Nebraska penal complex. Guards tossed tear gas gas bombs into two cells Mon day to quell a "mutinous situation." The prisoners have not eaten since breakfast Monday, when they went back to their cells and refused to go to their jobs at the prison. They staged the demonstration to protest a cancellation of yard privileges Sunday while five escapees from (he prison were at large. Prison authorities said they would not let the men out into the prison yard until a hole through which the five tunneled their way to freedom Sunday morning was mended. Joan Merriam ready for hop to Guam LAE, New Guinea (UPI) Aviatrix Joan Merriam said today she plans to go ahead with the 1,500-raile hop to Guam on her around-the-world solo flight despite some reports of bad weather along the route. Miss Merriam was following the route taken by Amelia Earhart in 1937 on an ill • fated global flight. Miss Earhart and navigator Fred J. Noonan dis appeared after leaving Lae on July 2, 1937, headed for tiny Rowland Island, 2,556 miles to the east. On Guam, Miss Merriam, who flies under her maiden name, planned to meet her husband, Navy L. Cmdr. Marvin G Smith, skipper of a minesweep er assigned to the Pacific fleet. The aviatrix landed at Lae, on the eastern end of New Guinea, Monday after an 80 minute, 200-mile flight from Port Moresby. Some ot those on hand to greet her were also present when Miss Earhart took off 27 years ago. Miss Merriam left Oakland, Calif., JIarch 17 and had covered 21,000 miles by the time she reached Lae. She said she hoped to reach Oakland again Saturday. CARNIVAL By Dick Turner *You think striking out three times in enii day fs bad? Just wait until you get married!" Aleman visits Los Angeles for an Assembly floor vote Thursday morning. Unruh's bill aims at achieving property tax equalization through mandatory unifications among California's nearly 1,600 school districts. By 1967, the number of districts would be cut to about 350 as wealthier and poorer districts were linked together. Girl killed leaving Ohio freedom school By United Press International The current school segregation controversy in Cleveland, Ohio, has claimed its sec ond life. A five-year-old girl. Randy Gaskin, was killed Monday when she darted in front of a city bus after leaving a "freedom school" set up by a civil rights group. The girl was one of the 50,000 to 60,000 students who boycotted Cleveland public schools Monday in a protest against de facto segregation. Earlier this month, the Rev. Bruce Klunder a white Presbyterian minister, was killed accidentally by a bulldozer during a demonstration at a school construction site. LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Mi guel Aleman, former, president of Mexico who now heads that country's tourism department, was scheduled to open a con vention of the Mexican Association of Travel Agencies today. An estimated 600 travel agents from Mexico, Guatemala, Pan ama, San Salvador, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Peru were expected to be in attendance at the convention in the Biltmore Hotel. Aleman, 64, who was Presi dent of Mexico from 194S to 1952, arrived here Monday on a goodwill tour as ambassador-at- large from his country. Aleman said the end of the bracero farm lalrar program "will not have a great impact on Mexico." He said that "though the program has been beneficial to our country," he did not believe its ternunation this year would hurt the economy of Mexico. Judges urge more; protetionr less prison WASmNGTON (UPI) - Federal district judges want to cooperate in President Johnson's economy drive. Their idea is to put more criminals on proba tion and fewer in prison. Of course, they will need some extra probation officers if the economy plan is to work. Specifically, they want to hire 44 more probation officers and other additional help at an extra cost of $2.2 milhon a year. Rep,' John J. Rooney, D- N.Y;, chairman of a House appropriations subcommittee handling, funds for the courts, raised an eyebrow at thus kind of economy. But Chief Judge William- J. CampbeU of the Northern Illinois District'said it was a simple matter of arithmetic. A comict in prison costs taxpayers at least $1,953 a year. On probation,, he costs only $206 a year, and is available to work, keep his family off relief and pay taxes. Campbell, who testified as the spokesman for the nation's federal judges, made his plea for additional probation officers at a closed hearing in mid- January. His testimony was made public today. SHINING NAMES NEW YORK (UPI) — Every JTom, Dick and Harry seems to [be working for one shoe polish firm. There are 50 Toms, 65 Dicks and 40 Harrys working for the company (Esquire). "I feel out of place," said Irving J. Bottner, President, "as there are only 'nine Irvings." Redlands Daily Facts Tiei. April 21.19M - 7 First Rose queen dies PASADENA (UPD-rThe first queen of the Tounimment of Roses parade died Honday in Huntington Memorial Hospital at the age of 77. Mrs. Hallie Woods UcC^nnell won the first contest in 1905 while in her last year at Pasadena High School The parade was a 16-yev tradition at the time, but had never had a queen. . . _ ' Mrs. . McCtonnell's selection came 11 years before the first Rose Bowl football game. FOREST VISITS WASHINGTON (UPI) — Rec reation visits to National For* ests increased by 12 million, the U. S. Department of Agriculture reports. The total for 1963'was 125 million. FIVE MUTUAL FUNDS DURTiSED IN READERS DIGEST 3rd blggast ••liar 1961 3rd blggaat seller naa ard blggeet Mll^r ies3 The important thing about being popular is staving that way. Wide-Track Pontiac Srd biggest seller by more than ever See your authorized Pontiac dealer for a wide choice of Wide-Tracks and good used cars, too. WALLEN PONTIAC 522 ORANGE ST. REDUNDS Answers f o key quest ions about the investor-owned electric utility industry and the alkelectric future Does electricity actually cost les* today? Edison electricity stands oat as one of today's biggest bargains. It's a somewhat astonishing fact (to most people accos- tenned to ever-rising costs) that the average O06t of a Idlowatt hour of electnci^ to Edison residential customers is 28% lower today tbanitwas in 1939! Due to efficiendes and new techniques developed by the investorTOwned utility companies, and aided by theincreased use of electricity and the steady swing to all* dectric living; the cost of residential eleo- trici^ in America has trended doitmaard. AVERAGE PRICE PER KWHR OF RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICITY 1O0 JlLLiO. 1 i.miiAt:tt »'.. .1 It I. The chart above shows the national cost picture for residential electricity over tlia past fif^ years. Did yon know yon iave a "stake" in the investor-owned electric utility indnstry? Vnatm are two major sources of electric power in the United States. Number one is de self-fiopporting; investor-owned utility company. Tlieotber: the tax-supported yjwf nmen t operatiop. Edism is TOie of America's 4C0 investor- owned ompani^ owned by and responsible to 4 million American shareholders directly—and to many millions more indirectly. For example, if you have a life insurance polity, the company may invest a portion of your premiums in electric ufil- ity stock, ^ving you an indirect finandal interest iatiie industry. (For other exam- pies of indirect ownefship,£eetahlebe]ow.) INVFSTORS IN THE ELECTRIC INDUSTRY Cost of bottle warming cut 28% Here's a father and son story with a happy ending for every Edison castomer. Back in 1939, when father was a sprout, the electricity used to warm his bottle cost about 28% more than the electricity xised tonight to warm the bottle for his son (not pictured, waiting impatiently ofistage). One basic reason electricity is toda/s biggest bargain is that Edison and other investor-owned electric utility companies are business- managed. Alert to new methods, and aided by the swing to electric living, savings have consistently been passed along to custcsners. For news of one cost of living that has steadily goTie down, please Tead right. DIRECT INVESTORS Shartholders 4 mintaK Bondholders ... Number onknown INDIRECT INVESTORS IKe Insurance PolicyfiaIder5.........fUmItnoa Mutual Savings Bank Depositors ^..^..22^ oullisa Members, Shareholders, Policyholders in Charitabls, Fraternal, Religious, Educational Organizab'ons and Foundations Total number unknowii The investor-owned utility companies provide lowKWst electric powa* to the communities they serve; provide a fair return to tlieir shareholders (strictly regulated); and help support commvmity and country through the payment of taxes (msteadof ieihg supported by faxes). For-more details, send for your copy of "The Answers to 30 Questions? Write: Advertising JDepaitmeni; Soniiiem California Edison Company, P.O. Box 351, Los Angeles 53, California. 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