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REDUNDS, CALIFORNIA Poge 16 APRIL 27, 1964 Water for sale "What's this crazy talk about the Qty of Redlands selling surplus water?", the 01 d Man demanded. "When I came here from Boston a few years ago the police were driving around town with a loudspeaker hollering at you to shut off your lawn sprinklers because there was a shortage." "There was a shortage for your lawn that red hot day," Mr. Redlands replied. "We didn't have enough pumps to boost the water from our wells up to the reservoirs. It wasn't that we didn't have access to enough water. The problem was we couldn't distribute it. We've got that licked now." "WelL who would the City seH water to. . . how do you sell water? When I want to 'buy' water I don't go down to the City Hall with a bucket, I just turn on my faucet." "Yes, it is confusing," Mr. Redlands conceded. "What you have to understand is that there are two different systems here. The city distributes all of the domestic water, under pressure, available to you at any hour. As you say, you just turn on your faucet. "Orange groves, mostly, are served by mutual water companies. The water runs in cement pipes by gravity. A gi-ower gets water by owning shares in a company. . . a share is a right to receive water. He has to pay annual assessments on his stock to help pay for pumping and other costs. "A grower gets his water at certain times— say on the first and third Mondays of each month. His neighbor gets it on the following Tuesdays, and so on." "I see," the Old Man said. "But if these mutual companies already have water, why would they want to buy from the City?" "Well, its a mixed situation," Mr. Redlands said, "but the main point is that we are still in that dratted dry cycle. Big Bear lake on May 1 will be at the lowest level for that date since the new dam, as they call it, was completed in 1912. So, the Bear Valley Mutual Water Company — the major source of water for several companies that own stock in this master water company — has a tight delivery again this year. There are growei-s who don't have as much stock as they would like to have, under these conditions, and they could well use any water the city can spare. Since the delivery schedules are now being set up, this is the time for the city to make arrangements with them." "Well, that sounds sensible enough," the Old Man said. "What you are saying is that if all of the water in this area was under the control of one system there wouldn't be any current talk about surplus water. The growers would simply take more from the system by opening their gates, the way I turn on my faucet." "That's right," Mr. Redlands said. "This is still a big orange growing center and trees and people are all in oiu" water family. "Moreover, there are a couple of other reasons why the city ought to pump ^vater for the growers, by way of their mutual companies. For one, the city stands to increase its Water Department income by $20,000 to maybe $80,000. There's always a need for replacing old pipelines, for installing new and bigger mains, for work on wells and reservoirs, and so on. "For another, we have to look out for our water rights. We gained them by putting our water to beneficial use for years and years. We don't want to lose those rights by ceasing to use water that could just as well be pumped." "That sounds reasonable to me," the Old Man said, "but I'm still a little confused about how the City happens to have the right to any more water than it expects to put into the domestic system this year. "There are several explanations," Mr. Redlands said. "But the most important one is this. For quite a few years the City has said that when a subdivider buys an orange grove and tears out the trees, water is still going to be needed to serve that land. As an orchard, the land was supplied from stock o\vnership in a mutual water company. As a housing tract, it will be served by the city's domestic system. So the city requires the subdivider to sell the water stock to the city. In effect, this simply transfers the water right from one owner to another and water service continues, but in domestic instead of irrigation form." "Then why doesn't this come out even- Steven," the Old Man asked. "Well, at the moment the city is ahead," Mr. Redlands said. "The subdividers have been tearing out the orange groves at a great rate, diminishing the demand for iirigation water on those parcels. But it will take some time for all of this land to get built on and for all of the houses to be sold and occupied, and demanding water." "I see," the Old Man said. "Before we finish, there's one more point we ought to make clear," Mr. Redlands said. "The city is not going to sell it's water stock to the orange growers. . . that is, it's not going to relinquish any permanent water rights. All the city is going to do is to offer for sale in 1964 the waXer it doesn't need in 1964. "The City must have more water rights than it needs at the moment for the same reason you need to have some sa\'ings in the bank. You might have an operation tomorrow and be in the hospital for a month. The City, too, must expect contingencies. "But most of all it must e.\pect growth and be ready for it We have no surplus water rights to sell — only surplus water." With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore By FRANK MOORE A rather tall Negro, fashionably dressed, and with a professorial face, came into the crowd of Senators and Assemblymen in the El Mirador Hotel Sky Room in Sacramento the other day, slapped a couple of colleagues on the back and joked with them in passmg. "Thafs Byron Mumford," said my host, Assemblyman Stewart Hinckley o£ Redlands. "Would you like to meet him?" The veteran Berkeley Assemblyman proved to have the easy manner that comes with political e.\perience and at once began an amiable conversation. There was no point in beating around the bush and so I turned the talk directly to the controversy that has made his name famous in California during the past nine months. Mr. Mumford said that the opponents of the 1963 California Fair Housing Act, of which he is the author, are always saying that his law is radically new. "Tliey never seem to know that we have had it on the books in California smcc 1959, and I wouldn't say that anything very drastic has resulted from it," he remarked. He was talking, o£ course, about the earlier form of the law — the Unruh Act. That measure forbad discrimination against Negroes in the rental or purchase of houses. Enforcement was left to the courts. The newer law shifts it to the Fair Employment Practices Commission to handle. "I have talked in a lot of cities about it," he continued, "and when I am through many people come up to me and say they didn't understand and they want to work. There were 150 of those people after a speech I made the other night m Santa Barbara. "Of course, they aren't all converts. I get heckled, too." I suggested that his problem was similar to that of a man campaigning for U.S. Senator or Governor. California is an awfully big state for any single man to cover. Yes, he said, that is quite true. That's one reason he hadn't been in San Bernardino ... he just hadn't had time. I asked how he cstimaed the prospects for defeating the California Realtors initiative measure on the November ballot which seeks to cancel out his Fair Housing Act. He conceded that the gomg is rough, but he saw hopeful signs. For one, his own platform appearances persuade him that a lot of voters who aren't dead set against the Fair Housing Act can be won over. A friend of his chimed in, "Tell him what happened in the El Cerrito city election." Mr. Rumford e.^plained that two incumbent city councilmen had taken campaign stands in favor of the anti- Rumford initiative and the voters turned them all out. "And EI Cerrito isn't exactly a Negro city, either," the friend added. "But how about these demonstrations in California?" I asked. "Aren't they upsetting the apple cart for you?" "I knov/," he said. "Friends tell me that these demonstrations are wrong. But how could I say that? We didn't get the Fair Housmg Act through the Senate last year until there was a demonstration." He paused, to let the point sink in, and gazed over the beautiful trees of Capitol park, the Senator Hotel on the far side catching his attention. "If I had the money, and the Senator Hotel was for sale, and I wanted to buy it, I ought to be able to buy it," he remarked philosophically. "This is a free country." But he wasn't going to buy the Senator. He was going to keep right on operating his pharmacy in Berkeley, and to run for his Down Boy! Rights debate shows value of Senate By WILLIAM S. WHUE Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 81, lowest 54. Planning commission schedules hearing Tuesday to attempt to answer the question of whether Redlanders desire a law permitting trailer parks. Herbert Stickney, one of the origmal group who started Grand Central Rocket company in 1952, submits his resignation to join executive offices of Hunts Food Industries in L o s Angeles. An estimated 1400 people attend the "Seventy Years of Flowers' show over the weekend in the Santa Fe Arcade, according to director Robert Rigney. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 53, lowest 48. Record number of 9837 Red- landers register to vote in the forthcoming primary. Mrs. Jay C. Sexton elected president and Mrs. Ernest Larsen first vice president of Contemporary club. New section of Hillside cemetery being developed in order to provide about 1,000 new burial sites for people of the community. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 76, lowest 49. UR Trustees speed plans for UR and Redlands high school football teams to hold home games next fall for the first time. Antonio C. Ortega named temporary commander of a new American Legion Post for Mexican-Americans which already has 20 charter members signed up. Harl Graham receives notification that he has been accepted at West Pomt. One Minute Pulpit Who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time. — I Timothy 2:6. The fact of Christ does not indeed show us everythmg, but it shows us the one thing we need to know — the character of God. God is the God who sent Jesus. — P. Carnegie Simpson. eighth term in the Assembly. And he was going to do a lot of campaigning, too, against the initiative that would strike down his cherished Fair Housing Act. TELEVISION BERRY'S WORLD MONDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9 9—Engineer Bill 10 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop S:3a_ 5-WhirIybirds 11—Mickey Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Believe It or Not 10 5:45— 4, 13-News 10: 6:00— 2, 7—News 5-You Asked For It . 9—Movie 11—Wanted—Dead 11: or Alive 13—Touche TurQe (C) 6:30— 4, 5, 11—News 13—Woody Woodpecker ii 6:45— 7—News 7:00— 2—News 11 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 TeU the Truth n 4—Movie 11 5—Lawman 12 7—Outer Limits. 9—Deputy 13-Holiday (C) 8:00— 2—I've Got a Secret 5—Seven Keys 9-Movie 12 11—ThriUer 12 13—Stoney Burke 8:30— 2—Lucy—Comedy 5-Special of the Week 7—Wagon Tram (C) 9:00— 2—Danny Thomas 11—Target:Corruptors 1 13—Adventure Tomorrow 9:30-2-Andy Griffith 4—Hollywood & the Stars 5—Stump the Stars ^ 13—Call Mr. D.—Mystery 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—East SideAVest Side 4—Sing Along (C) 5—Detectives 7—Breaking Point 2 9—Jlovic , 11, 13—News 2 10:30-13—Movie 11:00— 2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—Movie 11:15—l-^ohnny Carson (C) 2 5-Steve Allen 3 11:30— 2—Movie 7—Laramie (C) TUESDAY DAYTIME 3 9:00— News 4—Say When 5—Romper Room 7—Pamela Mason 9—King and Odie 3 11—Jack LaLannc 4 13-News 9:15— 9—Babysitter 13—Guidepost 9:25— 4—News 9:30— 2—1 Love Lucy 4 4-Word for Word (c) 11—Movie 1 :45—13—Essence of Judaism ;00— 2—McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7-Giri Talk 3—Movie :15—13—Guideposts :30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4-Jeopardy (C) 5—High Road 7—Price is Right :00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (C) 5—Cross Current 7—Get the Message :25— 2—News 9—Film Feature :30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences 5—Peter Gunn 7—Missing Links 9—Spectrum U—Lunch Brigade 13—Ann Sothern :45— 2—Guiding Light :55— 4—News :0C— 2—Burns and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal 5—Thin Man 7—Father Knows Best 9—Youth Wants to Know 13—Jlovie :25— 4—News :30— 2—As the World Turns 4—Doctors 5-TV Bingo 7—Ernie Ford 9—Movie 11—Movie :00— 2—Password 4—Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Mike Douglas :30— 2—House Party 4-You Don't Sayl (C) 13—Robin Hood :00- 2—To TeU the Truth 4—Match Game 3—Movie 13—Mantovani :15—11—Movie :25- 2, 4—-N'ews :30-2-Edge of Night 4—Make Room for Daddy 7—Day in Court 13—Ann Sothern :55— 7—News :00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital 13-Felix the Cat :30— 2—My Little Margie 4—Movie 7—Queen for a Day 11—Deputy Dawg, Dick Tracy :45— 9—News :00- 2-Life of Riley 5—Just for Fun • 7—Trailmaster 9—Mighty Hercules (c) 13—Felix the Cat (C) :30- 2-Movie 11—Lone Ranger LIGHTER SIDE The fair that was By DICK WEST "We/7, as they say in Viet Nam, 'another day, aaether millim iMarsV WASHINGTON (UPI) - One of the advantages—in fact about the only advantage—of growing old is that everything used to be better than it is now. This was impressed upon me the other day by a friend of mine, a distinguished correspondent for a New York news paper, who is getting along in years. I asked this chap if he were going to the New York World's Fair and he replied in the negative. He said he had attended the 1904 Louisiana Purchase exposition in St Louis and he didn't think anything could possibly top that. At first I thought my friend was losing touch with reality. But the next day he brought me a UtUe notebook that the International Harvester Co. put out in 1904 to advertise its Milwaukee binder. Diily Record In this notebook he had kept a meticulous daily record of his expenses at the St. Louis Exposition. After looking it over I could well understand why he would regard the New York Fair as an anticlimax. ; Following are some of the en­ tries from the ledger just as my friend spelled them. I think you will agree that they paint a vivid picture of a truly splendiferous good time. First day: "Admissions — .75, souvenirs—1.11, amusements — 2.63, water—.05, orangeade — .10, ice cream — .05, grape juice—.25, candy & crackerjack —.15, meals—3.40." The last entry seems to sum up the entire glorious day. It reads: "Hospital—.23." By the second day, ray friend had become a bit more temperate. The entries were now running heavily to such items as: "Collars — .25, amusement— .01, black shoes—.10, creation— 23, jim key book—.10, emblems —.20, cotton candy—.10, water —.01, ices—.10, ice cream—10." Largest Expcndilur* The largest expenditure on that day's, page was "doctor bills-2.00." On the third day, my friend began to^ get back into the swing of things. His expenses then and for the rest of his stay at the fair included: 'Fire fighters — ^5, old St. Louis — .15, hereafter — .15, Temple of Mirth — .10, gold WASHINGTON — The civU rights forces in the Senate are beginning a slow retreat from extreme and unjustifiable Federal force measures which had so gaUy been shouted through the House of Representatives with a whoop and a holler. Specifically, they have now conceded that a House provision to grant to Federal judges unUmited personal power to impose unlimited punishment on accused civil rights violators simply will not do. So, they are prepared to accept vital modifications giving to such accused violators-the ancient Anglo-American right of trial by jury in all those truly serious cases where charges of criminal contempt of court orders may be involved. The House — whose great wisdom has been so often saluted by critics of the Senate's deplorable habit of insisting upon real debate over measures involving the liberty of American citizens — had decided that only some defendants should have the right to jury trial. The decision of the top Senate civil rights spokesman. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, to fall back from this extraordmary House position is precisely due to that dreadful thing called "the Southern filibuster." For without the South- em fiUbuster — which forced an examination and re-examm- ation of this question that could never be undertaken in the hap- ily filibuster-free House — this profound denial of one of the most irreplacable of free men's rights would surely have become the law of this land. It should be realized, by way of background, that enforcement of the whole civil rights bill vnM. rest primarily upon Federal court injunctions against the various forms of racial discrimination. If men accused of disobeying these injunctions could have been judged solely by the very judges who issued the injunctions in the first place, we should have had this situation: Congress would be defining new crimes — that is, offenses agamst civil rights where a judge alone could say "Guilty" or "Not guilty." These crimes, therefore. would have been placed in a category different from all others. A murderer, a rapist would still have his day in court before a jury of his peers. But a man practicmg racial discrimination agamst another man could have been tried and convicted and put in jail by a judge alone. To look into this thing without emotion and passion and free of slogans about "legislative foot-dragging" and all that is surely to conclude that this would have been a total violation of the spirit of the whole body of American justice. The argument is made, of course, that Southern juries will not in any event convict for racial discrimination. Apart from the monstrous arrogance of this presumption that there is and can be no justice anywhere in the South — but only in the North — a new factor has been added. It is now perfectly plam that there is plenty of racial discrimination in the North and that m the North, too. there are going to be plenty of civil rights injunctions. Not too many Northern Senators are an.xious to see Northern citizens put on a trial without a jury. All the same, Humphrey's retreat does him credit. It is an act of courage to take the rap from the howling extremists who will no doubt be howling now at him, their old champion. It shows a sense of responsibility and an increased maturity in the very man who voted against jury trial in the 1957 Civa Rights Act — while Sens. John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson were voting for it. It opens the way for what can now, at least possibly, emerge as a fair and reasonable civil rights bill. And — though there is little hope that many will listen to this any more than many have listened in the past — it shows to those who may be willing to put aside hot-eyed cliches about "Senate obstructionism" and the filibuster that there is still some place m our society for something called the Senate of the United States. (Copyright 19S4, by United Feature Synicdate, Inc.) THE WELL CHILD Ulcers plague children as well as businessmen By Dr. Wayne G. Brandstadt Ulcers, once considered the monopoly of beleaguered businessmen, are plaguing children. Peptic ulcers are more common in infants and children than was formerly believed because it is much harder to recognize in children than in adults. A child, unfortunately, cannot always describe his symptoms accurately. Also, peptic ulcer symptoms always vary with age. Often there are no symptoms until a complication such as a perforation of the ulcer through the wall of the stomach, intestine or through a large blood vessel occurs. If a blood vessel is perforated there may be a massive hemorrhage through the bowels or vomitting of blood. Several factors contribute to the cause of peptic idcers in children. They are seen more often in children with parents who have had ulcers. They appear to be commoner in those whose blood group is O. Boys Teletips TOP SHOW: — 9:30, Chan. 4. Hollywood and the SUrs. "The Great Directors". Noted film directors, from D. W. Griffith to Orson Welles, are shown at work. 7:00 — Chan. 4. Golden Voyage. "Londontown". 9:00 — Chan. 2. Danny Thomas. With Kathy's help, a police officer cons Danny into listening to the Beauslives, a musical group of would-be juvenile delinquents who are on his beat. 10:00 — Chan. 7. Breaking Point. "My Hands are clean". Priest requests Dr. Thompson to examine an unscrupulous money lender who runs to his church in panic with strange markings on his bands. mine—.10, North Pole—.15, old Virginia—.10, Alps—,15, photo— .25, cliff dwellers—.10, tmder- wear—.50, suspenders—.25, midgets—.10, batUe abby—.15, wild west—.25, medley—.25, medicine —.45," I have no idea what some of these entries represented and my friend doesn't remember either. There is no doubt, bow- evei-, that that was the fair that was. are afflicted about six times as frequently as gurls. As with adults, ulcers may follow extensive bums, treatment with the cortisone group of drugs, malnutrition or a serious debilitating disease. These children are usually more high- strung than their playmates and they often harbor hostile feelings that they may not show. They have a stronger than average need for praise and affection. Although X - ray examination should be used in the diagnosis, the results are often less definite in a child than in an adult. However, once diagnosis is made, treatment if often easier than with an adult One child was cured when his father arranged to spend more time with him. Whatever the factors are that make the child tense, they should be found and corrected. When medical or surgical measures are required they are the same as for an adult with an ulcer. Q—For the last four months our 2-year-old son makes sucking noises and seems to be sucking his tongue. We have tried ignoring him, scolding him and diverting his attention but nothing helps. Other habits he has outgrown. Will he outgrow this? A—Like thumb-sucking and other habits, this one will be outgrown if you don't call his attention to it. Scolding is more apt to aggravate the habit than to stop it' Diverting his attention is fine if you are relaxed aliout it and if he does not connect your frantic efforts to distract him with his habit. Ignoring it is the best poUcy. NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOB PROBATE OT WILL A.VO FOB LETTERS TESTAMEXTABT No. 33574 la Uie Superior Court ot the SUle of California, in and for tlie County of San Bernardino. In tbe Matter of the Extate of HILDA T. GIBSON, Deceased. NoUce Is hereby given tljat the peUUon of Roger 3. WUliams for the Probate of wm of HiWa T. Gibnn. the above named decedent, and for tbe issuance ot Letters Testamentary tliereon to Roger J. WiUiams, petitioner, reference to which is hereby made for further particulars, will b« heard at 9:30 o'clock un., on Friday. Vvr 8. 19«4, in the court room ot the Probate Department.'-Room 308 of the above entitled Court at the courthouse in the City of San Bernardino in the atMve designated county and State. -'' Dated April 23. 1964. V. DENNIS WARDLE, Derk. By James Al Stone, Deputy Oerk. HENTON S. BBENAN. 306 East SUte Street. Redlands. Calitomia. Attorney for Petitioner. (First pubUcaUon April 37, 1964)

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