Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 24, 1964 · Page 16
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 16

Redlands, California
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Friday, April 24, 1964
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Pag* 16 REOLANDS, CAUFORNIA APRIL 24, 1964 Fatfer 'middle'- that's the goal One of the incendiary factors causing unrest in imderdeveloped lands, and even in some that are relatively advanced, is inequality in income distribution. The rich are very rich and few, the poor are very poor and many. We of the United States, inost of us would agree, have pretty well solved that problem, and through peaceful means. An exception to that consensus is taken by Herman P. Miller, an economist with the Census Bureau. In a recent study entitled "Rich Man, Poor Man," he tosses out the following statistics: The top one-fifth of U.S. families receive 45 per cent of the nation's income, only one percentage point less than their share 20 years ago. The bottom fifth, however, is receiving exactly the same as in 1944 — 5 per cent . "Our 'social revolution' ended 20 yeai-s ago," Miller asserts. Before that, between 1929 and 1944, the top fifth's share went down by eight percentage points and the bottom group's share increased slightly. He sees signs that there may actually be a widening of the distance between top and bottom, which he feai-s will be accelerated by the machines that are displacing unskilled and semiskilled workers. On the other side of the picture. Miller reports that although the percentage shares of the American economic pie have remained the same, the dollar size of those shares has steadily grown, even allowing for inflation. In 1929, 51 per cent of U.S. families earned less than §3,000 yearly (in 1962 doUars). In 1962, the under-$3,000 group was down to 21 per cent of all families. It may be that the U.S. has arrived at a more or less permanent percentage arrangement among the rich, the well-off and the poor. Whether or not it is the optimum ai-- rangement is open to question. But the pi'oblem would seem to be less one of shaving percentage points off tlie top and more one of bringing the lower end closer to the middle in terms of absolute dollars. It is to upgi-ade this "poor fifth" of the nation — the 21 per cent earning less than ^„„,^ „.ith ^ hi-. „„ „-„ ., , •„ . J . , , , , , , . retary, greeted us witn a Dig S3,000 — that President Johnson has launched s^ile and immediately an- his "war on poverty." nouneed wliat goodies' were to be found in the large batch of morning mail. There was a bit of poetry from a Redlands constituent ... a plea from a worker who seemed to be getting nowhere with bureaucracy in trying to settle an unemployment claim . . . congratulations for his stand on education from a Barstow PTA woman. . . a mailing piece from Senator Kuchel's office about Barry Goldwater's voting record. . . letters and telegrams pertaining to AB 180, the San Bernardino water bill ... and several newspaper editorials. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bin Moore By FRANK E. MOORE • Assemblyman Stewart Hnclc- Icy of Redlands opened the 14- foot tall door and we stepped into the California Capitol at Sacramento. At first glance, here was the historic Capitol — much as it has been for generations. On the right was an oil painting of Peter H. Burnett who from December 20, 1849 to January 9, 1851, served as the first governor of California. . Straight ahead was another formal portrait — this one of Gov. Henry T. Gage who came to the Casa Loma hotel m Redlands in May 1901 to officially welcome President McKinley to California. Mr. Hinckley indicated where "the Comer Office" — as the governor's suite has long been called — used to be situated. "When I came here in my first term in 1947 everything was in this building," he said, "but now look." He opened a door Icadmg into the East Wing which houses the offices of the Governor, the 40 Senators, the 80 Assemblymen, their staffs, hearing rooms and various functional rooms. There are two miles of corridors. At first, it was almost as confusing as a maiden visit to the Pentagon. The floor levels don't jibe with those in the Capitol. As the elevator operator quipped: "This is the only place where you can go up to the fourth floor (of the Capitol) and walk DOWN to Uie fifth floor (of the wing)". The interior corridors have no windows and so you have no orientation in relation to the outdoors. If you know where you are at all times you qualify for your Boy Scout Pathfinder badge. Assemblyman Hinckley, of course, knows the building like the rooms of his own home in Redlands and we shortcuttcd to his office. Mrs. Jane Dyer, his sec- Washington Window Young people may learn about CommHnlsm YOU PAY YOUR MONEY AM& Tm- YOUR CHO/tt { Why this C. I. F. proposal? Redlands area parents are stirred up by a proposed i"ule of the C.LF., which governs high school sports. The rule would prohibit a student from participating in organized sports during the period from August 15 until school started. During the season of a sport in the school year he has long been restricted to competing only as a representative of his school and no one has any quarrel ivith this rule. The proposed C.I.F. rule extends school control into vacation time which should be the proxdnce of the parents, not the school. CaiTied to the extreme the rule could result in a situation such as this: Retilands has a swimmer of Olympic caliber. He tries out, makes the team and competes in the Olympics during the period after August 15. He then is ineligible for the high school swimming team or for any other sport that might be his bent. Redlands has long been a town of outstanding swimmers. The sport is year around here and students compete in the summer on local and area teams. Under the C.I.F. ruling they would have to sign off August 15. Why end organized swimming on that date in the hottest part of summer? Proponents of the rale say that it would curtail "the increasing number of school teams that are operating diuing the summer vacation period." This is an abuse not applicable to Redlands. It is false reasoning to apply this to swimming, an all year sport, under any circumstances. The CLE. would do well to take a long look at all ramifications of such a rule before acting. German in the schools Redlands schools will offer courses in the German language next fall starting at the ninth grade level. A survey shows that more than 300 students would be interested if the course were arailable. The sudden interest in German puzzles the school administration. Could be the number of Air Force families who served in GeiTOany ha\-e stimulated the interest. The i-ebuilding of West Germany and the return to respectability as a ci \Tli2ed nation of (Germany under Adenauer could be another reason. Whate%-er the reason, the local development is good. German is a difficult language, whether a student ever uses it, his success in mastering German will be an achievement that ^\'ill show that his mental processes are well in gear. The Newsreel If all the predictions of the educational boom came true, by alwut 1980 we'll have more college students than pec^le. Ne\v York waiters and the Internal Revenue Service disagree as to whether the average tip is per cent or 15 per cent A local big spender says that he just leaves a dime and lets somebody else wony about percentages. Before Mr. Hinckley could really plow into the mail and find what else was there the phone began ringmg from San Bernardino county consUtuents. What about the water bill, they wanted to know? Willi a hearing set in the afternoon, the constituents began arrivmg in ones, pairs and threes — also with water on their minds. If all was not peaceful in the Assemblyman's compact office, the view across the Capitol park to the Senator hotel was calm. Perhaps such a beehive as the Capitol needs the therapeutic environment of the park which is surely one of the most beautiful in all of California, the mature redwoods, pines, cedars, palms, firs and elms rising from acres of grass. While the view on the b a c k lawn is quiet, it fails to show what is going on in front There the school children are marching into the Capitol in platoons all day long. They come by bus from near and far — but not quite as far as Redlands and its neighboring towns. They take the tour of th e building including the Governor's office at 12:45, sample a committee hearing (often from a balcony, because some rooms are like theaters) and attend a session. If they visit the Senate and LL Gov. Glenn Anderson is presiding be announces from the rostrum who they are, which Senator they are a guest of, and welcomes them. Nest day all of their names appear in the Senate Daily Journal. If they visit (he Assembly, there is a polite applause for the vidtors as their pres- enca is announced. With all visitors made to /eel so important it is no wonder that the State C^apitol is a powerful "people-magnet". One Minute Pulpit Jesus said to them. Render to Caesar the things that are Ceasar's. and to God the things that are God's. And they were amazed at him.—Mark 12:17. Gold is Ceasar 's treasure, man is God's; thy gold hath Caesar's image, and thou hast God's; give, therefore; those things unto Caesar which are Caesar's, and unto God which are God's.—Francis Quarels. Teletips TOP SHOW: -10:00, Chan. 4. Las Floristas Headdress Ball. Charity ball in Beverly Hills for the benefit of Las Floristas Pre- School Clinic at the University of Southern California. 8:30 — Chan. 4. Bob Hope Presents Groucho and Eden Manx in an adaptation of Groucho's stage comedy, "Time for Elizabeth," story of a man's urge to retire from his job to pursue leisure. 8:30 — Chan. 7. Burke's Law. "Who KiUed the Eleventh Best Dressed Woman in the World?" Wealthy women at a health spa are suspected of murder. 9:30 — Chan. 4. "That Was the Week That Was." Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 75, lowest 54. Robin Hood Sportswear manufactures its last garment with a Redlands label as moving vans prepare to reassemble plant ia the former Gold Buckle packing house in Highland. Mrs. Ellis Davles installed as president of UR Faculty Wives at outdoor spring luncheon ceremony at the president's home. Mrs. John Van Mouwerik, Mrs. Darrell Johns and Mrs. William McCormick lauded for giving 100 hours of volunteer work to Redlands Community Hospital Auxiliary this year. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 67, lowest 47. Zone 3 flood control advisory board recommends that tax rate be upped three cents for this next fiscal year. Special services to be held in Baptist church ne.xt Sunday to dedicate the numerous memorials as part of the new sanctuary. Thh^-five boys complete leam-to-swim classes at YMCA during spring vacation, under sponsorship of the Y and the Facts. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 81, lowest 51. Redlands Area Boy Scotit Council shows top membership gain in five Western states and is sixth in the nation. Burning hours of 6 to 9 a.m. to be strictly enforced as fire hazard season begins. Fire Chief Elmer Thomas declares. More than 400 attend silver wedding anniversary reception for Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coble which also commemorates his 20 years with the YMCA. A silver tea service is a combined gift from many friends. TELEYiSidN FRIDAY NIOHT 5:00_ 7—Hawaiian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30— 5—Whirlybirds 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—Maverick 11—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6:30— 4, 5. 11—News 13—Magilla Gorilla (C) 6:45— 7—News 7:00— 2—News 4—Curt Massey (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Lawbreaker 9—Abbott & CosteUo 11—Movie 13—Ripcord 7:30— 2—Great Adventure 4—Intn'l Showtime (C) 5—Lawman 7—Destry 9—Deputy IS-Movie (C) 8:00— 5—Seven Keys 9—Movie (C) 8:30- 2-Boute 66 4-Bob Hope (C) 5—Name That Song 7—Burke's Law 9:00— 5—Detectives 11—Checkmate 9:30— 2—Twilight Zone 4-That was the Week That Was 5—Movie 7—Price Is Bight 13—Rebel 9:45— 9-News 10:00— 2—AUred Hitchcock 4—Headdress Ball (C) 7—Boxing 9—Movie 11, 13—News 10:30—13—Movie 10:45- 7-Make That Spare 11:00- 2, 4, 5, 7-News 11—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (C> 5-Steve Allen 11:30- 3-Movie 7—Laramie 9—News SATURDAY DAYTIME 9:00— 2—Alvin 4-Hector Heathcote (c) 7—Movie 11—Superman 13—Panorama Latino 9:30— 2—Tennessee Tuxedo 4—Fureball XL-5 S—Movie 11-Blast Off 10:00— 2—Quick Draw McGraw 4— Dennis the Menace 9—Movie 11—Movie 10:30— 2—Mighty Mouse 4—Fury 7— Allakazam 11:00- 2—Rin Tin Oln 4-BuUwinkle (C) 5—Movie 7— Casper 13—Variedades 11:30- 2—Boy Rogers 4—Movie 7— Beany and Cecil 9—Mr. District Attorney 12:00— 2-Sky King 7— Bugs Bunny 9-Movie 11—Movie 13—Money in Real Estate 12:30— 2—Do You Know? 5—Movie 7— American Bandstand 13—Fore Golfers 1:00— 2-News 4—American Quiz 13—Bowlmg 1:30— 2—As Others See Us 4—Agriculture IJ.S.A. 7— Movie 13—Movie 1:45— 9-News 1:55— 9—Discussion 2:00— 2—Unreasonable Men 4—Paging. Parents 9—Movie 2:I5-ll-Movie 2:30— 2—Frontiers of Science 4—World of Ornamentals (C) 5—Movie 3:00— 2—Movie 4—Teacher "64 13—Movie 3:30— 4—Profile 7—Movie 9—Championship Bowling 4:00— 4—Greatest Headlines 5—TV Bowling Tournament 11—Comedy Hour 4:15— 4—Meet Your Council 4:30— 2—Scholarquiz 4—Our Schools Have Kept Us Free !)T -Movie 13—Movie LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Suggests alternate plan THE ALMANAC Today is Friday, April 24. the 115th day of 1964 wim 251 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1877, the United States recalled all its Federal troops from the South atfer the Civil War. In 1838, Spain declared war on the United States after refusing to withdraw from, Cuba. In 1945, former Kentucky Senator Albert (Happy) Chandler took over as baseball commissioner. In 1953, Winston Churclull was knighted. A thought for the day: German philosopher Hegel said: "Life has a value only when it has something valuable as its object." WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Hon. John J. Rooney is a New York Democrat who serves as chairman of the House subcom mittee on State Department appropriations. The Hon. Lucius D. Battle is the assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs. Battle recently appeared before Rooney's subcommittee with, a request to use $12 million to government-owned foreign currencies for a program that was labeled "preservation of ancient Nubian monuments." As the transcript of the hearing makes clear, Rooney's ideas of what is educational and cultural do not always coincide with those of the State Department. Seeks Explanation "Now we ask you to tcH us in language Ve all understand exactly what this is all about," Rooney began in his customary disarming manner. "ilr. Chairman, this is a proposal to preserve one of the great monuments of mankind, the great temples of Abu Sim- bel," Battle replied. He went on to explain that the two ancient temples of Abu Simbel in Egyptian Nubia were in danger of being flooded by rising waters in the reservoir of Egypt's new Aswan Dam. The.. $12 million would be America's contribution to a $36 million United Nations project to save the monuments by moving them to higher j ^und. "Who is Abu Simbel?" Rooney inquired. One of Battle's assistants tactfully e.\plained that Abu Simbel was a geographical location rather than a person. Myrtle's No Girl I submit that Rooney, being from. Brooklyn, could hardly be expected to have known that. After all, how many Egyptians know that MyrUe Avenue in Brooklyn is a street rather than a girl. "Who would you say got us into this?" Rooney continued. Battle replied that a number of Americans, induding the late President John F. Kennedy, became concerned when it was learned that the temples, built some 3,200 years ago, would be below the water Une of the Aswan reservoir. He said the temples were part of the "universal heritage of man" and that their preservation would be to the benefit of all mankind. I don't know whether Rooney was convinced, but at least he suggested an alternate plan. He said "we might use Castro in connection with this and have him cut the water ofL" By Lyle C. WDsoa After the wonders of the birds and the bees and the flowers, it would be good for American kids to learn something equally basic about the social and political confrontations of the world in which we live. They should learn, for example, about the great confrontation now prevailing between the open society of free men and the closed society of communism. The idea that American Idds should know about that origi- sated with the kids themselves. Young people by the tens of thousands visit Washington, D.C., every year. Top attractions include the White House, the Capitol, cherry blossoms in season and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Groups of vis- tors move endlessly through the corridors and exhibits of the FBL FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover recently told a congressional committee: Most Are Students "Of the record high of 520.81S people who toured the bureau during the fiscal year 1963, over half were young people, most of them students at various levels. Other young people write to the bureau for information regarding communism. So that they may have a better understanding of the menace of communism we have prepared a pamphlet which we make available to them." The pamphlet is tiUed: "What Young People Should Know About Communism." It presents a brief, meaningful message regarding the extent of communism and some suggestions as to positive steps which young people and every citizen can take to combat this subversive influence. Hoover testified that the youth of America was a primary target of the American Communist party. Communist party spokesmen appeared in calendar year 1963 before 45 student groups, mostly at on- campus sites. The Reds consider American youth a field for recruitment because so many of them may be unable to find jobs on entering the labor market. It is not necessary for a young American to visit the FBI in Washington to obtain a copy of "What Young People Should Know About Communism." J. Edgar Hoover will send you a copy. Address him at: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Washington 25 D.C. American Communists seek to infiltrate at all levels, official and non-officiaL They are busy-busy among Negro groups. They are trying to get their operatives into the State Department, the (HA, Uie FBI, the Pentagon. You name it. The American Reds are tiding to infiltrate it. Before falling for the line that maybe the Commies aren't so bad after all, an American should ponder this from Hoover, the best informed American on communism: "It is the avowed purpose of the world Ommunist movement, of which the Communist party, U.S.A., has always been an inte^al part; to destroy our free society by violent means if need be and to supplant our constitutional government by a Soviet-styled dictatorship. "To coimter Communist reasoning we must have a basic understanding of Communist concepts and practices, plus a thorough understanding and appreciation of our own principles, traditions and objectives. "It is vitally important that we know what we stand for and why." Vitally important, that is, to our survival. DOCTOR'S MAILBAG Patch tests reveal clues in tracking down irritant By Dr. Wayne 6. Brandstadt Q—Every time I wore a dark blue suit I bought last year, my legs broke out with a severely itching rash. I wrote to the manufacturer and he said that the material (wool and dac- ron) was handled daily by many employes and worn by thousands of customers without causing any reaction. Do you thmk my trouble was due to the material or the dye? Is there any way I can be immimized against the cause? A—You should have your doctor make a patch test with small samples of wool of different colors and samples of dacron as well. This should narrow the cause down to one of the materials or to the dye. If the dye is at fault, ask the manufacturer to give you a complete h'st of its components. Then, if possible, you should have patch tests made with pieces of white cleansing tissue to which each ingredient has been added. When you have discovered the specific cause it may be possible for your doctor to desensitize you — a tedious process at best — or you may be able to avoid further contact with the irritant. Q—My nose is sore on the inside summer and winter, in damp weather and dry. It cracks and never stays healed longer than two or three days at a time. What can I do to heal it? A—The nose bruises and bleeds easily. Its mucosal lining is very thin and covers a dense network of blood vessels. Removing hard crusts can easily cause cracking and slight bleeding. If bard crusts are a part of yoiu: trouble, you should keep the Unmg membranes softened with a thin coating of petroleum jelly. If this does not help have your doctor see whether you have a small ulcer that needs to be cauterized. Q—I have a congenital heart defect called patent ductus ar­ teriosus. I am 20 and I am able to swim, play tennis and dance without causing heart symptoms. What are my chances ol living a normal life span? A—This type of congenital heart leakage is due to a failure of the communication between the pulmonary artery and the aorta to close. The size of the leak varies greatly in different individuals and the smallest opening may cause the loudest murmur and the least interference with normal curculation. The fact that you can lead an active life without cardiae symptoms is evidence that yours is a very slight defect It should not affect your life span. NOW YOU KNOW By United Press Iniemafienal The federal government owns about one - third of all land in U. S., and nearly a half-million more acres are acquired yearly from private owners, according to American Forest Products Industries, Inc. Regulation Piece The dirk, a combination dagger and aU-purpose knife, still was mentioned in regulations for British midshipmen at the close of World War H, accord- ling to the Encyclopaedia Bri- tanaica. "... Sot tht grabber is that after the smoker co//ects 'X' number of our eoupom—he's entitled to free iurgkal care."

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