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Poge 20 REDLANDS, CAlffORNU APRIL 30, 1964 Fees for pupil parking Assemblyman Leroy F. Greene of Sacramento managed Monday to save his bill under which students who park their automobiles on school parking lots would pay a dollar a month for the privilege. Thursday the bill was defeated because the fee charge was mandatory upon school districts. Monday he resurrected it from the grave — temporarily, at least — wth an amendment specifying that school districts may (not "must") charge students who park tlieir cars on high school grounds. Tuesday the Assembly passed the amended bill. Greene probably won't get the bill out of the legislature. He has to sell it to the Senate. Last year a similar measure was killed there. In principle, Greene is right He feels that with a dire lack of educational funds now confronting the schools, parking lots ought to be self-financing at junior colleges and high schools. If boys and girls can afford all of the other costs of o^vTiing and operating automobiles, they can pay for the rent of the land their cars occupy. But Greene is swimming against the tide. The California public is wedded to the notion that free public "education" covers a great deal more than access to books and teachers. Our schools are in the business of operating vast fleets of buses, of managing restaurant services and of conducting numerous sidelines. Just try to tell a parent that all of the trimmings aren't free for Johnny and see how far you get. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bid Meere An imaginary visit in the year of 1980 to Hedlands' State Street Mall was made by the Grain c£ Salt in the column o£ April 17. The whole piece «-as inspired by Victor Gruen's current plans lor Redlands. Cast in the form of a "letter to Jack", the column invited a reply. This came last week and has been awaiting publication. The writer is Architect John (Jack) H. Melcher, 502 Cajon street. Without quotes his letter, 17 years in the future, follows: These wigs aren't helping iis a bit Johnson naturally understands Brittsh May Day that was What's become of May Day? \Vhat's happened to the Maypole dance and to her highness, the Queen of the May? ^Vhat has happened to tliat May Day and its delightful rituals have, along with other splendid American traditions, succumbed to the rush and crush of space age living. It is a pity. Those of us ancient enough to remember the gay and graceful Maypole dance, with the pretty gii'Is in their pretty yellow di'esses weaving intricate patterns with the long, colorful streamers that fluttered from the top of the stately Maypole — those of us who are that old can tell the youngsters they just don't know what they are missing. Here and there, May Day still is celebrated ^dth Maypole dances and the gracious custom of children taking little baskets of spring flowei-s to their friends. But a busy society has largely turned away from taking the time and trouble to acknowledge the arrival of a new season that brings new crops, new vegetation, new hope. Perhaps it is too hard to find a sponsor for thmgs as intangible as friendship, gratitude and hope. How sweet if is One may argue, as many governments seem prone to do, that the tens of billions of dollars in foreign aid dispensed by the United States all over the world since World War 11 proceeded ultimately from our own self-interest. To expect thanks for all this money is just another indication of American naivete, if not hypocrisy. Even so, it's nice to be thanked once in a while, and any expression of gratitude from abroad, however restrained, is such a rare event that it bears repeating. Noting that U.S. aid to Britain, which began %vith Lend-Lease in 1940, is now ^drtually ended, The Economist of London recently wrote: "The United Slates has given Brilian 5S.7 billion since tlie wsr. It would be hai-d to imagine a European state in America's postwar position taking such a long and broad view of its interest. "Now that Western Europe, including Britain, is prospering, the least we can do is to "pay tribute to the relative and partner who nursed us back to self-earned health, both when our very life was in danger and when v,-e wre being debilitatedly convalescent." Thank j'ou, Economist! The Newsreel A scientific convention is told that new %Truses are appearing every day, so there seems to be no end to the possibilities for fund-raising foimdations. A pious lady of our acquaintance objects to day light sa\Tngs time. She feels that the tele\Tsion schedules should be left the way the good Lord intended them to be. The man at the next desk saj's there was a lot of tj-pecasting in the Military Forces. McArthur looked like a general and he himself looked like a natural-bom PFC. While others pitch their campaign appeal to the well-infonned voter, Congressman Sludge- pump relies on those who ha\^n't been paying attention. Ga^ if you will, into the future and imagine the political crisis when tlie Republican woman candidate for President and her Democratic opponent showed up for a debate wearing identical hats. «5 April 22, 1981 Dear Frank, Until your letter of a year ago I had often wondered what became of downtown Redlands after I was called away in 1364. Needless to say, I was delighted to have news of it, and even more delighted with your reactions to it. As the lime of my recent return grew near, I read and reread your letter, wishing to knou- as much as possible what to expect. I finally resolved that on arriving I would tour the downtown area exactly as you described it, and did. I think you will be interested in my reactions. The multilevel parking structures are among the finest I have ever seen. They are especially adequate for self-parking, with generous aisles and stalls, and well-lighted so that even on the brightest day your eyes are not required to make sudden adjustments as you enter and exit. I am told that where these were built over existing surface parking lots, an ingenious construction scheme was used which permitted surface parking to continue all the while the upper decks wore being built. The view up the State Street Mall from Harris' fourth floor (a delightful restaurant which you kept secret) is all you said it to be. How readily the shoppers move to and fro on the mall, free from competition with the automobile.' The easterly stroll up the mall is so pleasant I found myself lingering, savoring, enjoying. All too soon, I suppose, it w i 11 seem commonplace — until I shop somewhere else in a more typical downtown, that is. The paradox, I think, is the fact that all that has been done, really, is to restore to the marketplace that feeling and character which were its hallmark before the advent of the automobile! How we endured the intervening years of competition with the four - wheeled monsters is beyond me. Your letter made me curious, Frank, about the trellises you spoke of which unify the mall, because you said that they were very open. Indeed they are, in feeUng, but cleverly the planners have provided sufficient roofed areas that one may walk from parking space, to shop, to shop, to parking space on the rainiest day and not be wetted in the least. I like the way in which public and private interests cooperated to create the southerly extension of the mall, where Fifth street used to be, and thus establish the pedestrian link between downtown and the civic park. I recall at the time the Victor Gruen planners placed considerable importance on this link. The fact that it crossed property bounded by Citrus, Orange, Cajon, Vine, and Fifth street-s, owned by U. S. National Bank, seemed to make its achievement especially difficult, but I am told that the bank people cooperated enthusiastically, realizing full well the importance of being part of the downtomi complex. I do wonder whether the plan might have been just as well served had the bankers decided to terminate the southerly extension of the mall within their property, in some type of great central court, and to barricade their west boundary with buildings instead of letting the mall continue to its Cajon street crossing. I raise tbis question because my obsen-ation is that not many people utilize the connection to the civic park. There are several explanations for this. I think, including the possibility that there is just not much intercourse between commercial and ciric functions. Perhaps the best explanation for the apparent low use of this link between business and gov- emment, however, is the fact that in the rush to accomplish the elements of the plan (once its desirability was finally established) no provision was made for the convenience of pedestrians at the Cajon street crossing. You may recall how we were tcld so long ago, by Gruen's Harold Marks, that Orange-Cajon street was and would continue to be the town's major north-south traffic artery. Well, a little checking reveals tliat today it carries nearly twice the traffic it did then! Small wonder, I think, that Uic pedestrian has second and even third thoughts about faazardms it! I bear that now consideration is being given to a pedes- Redlands Yesterdays TELEVISION FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 87, lowest 55. About one-sixth of all junior and senior high school students are on the absence list as the flu bug invades Redlands. New«overcrossing at Yucaipa boulevard and Highway 99 now open to traffic but it will be fall before the full interchange is completed. Leslie Warren, daughter of Craig Warren of Mentone, appointed editor of the high school's Hobachi newspaper for ne.xt year. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 57, lowest 48. Dr. H. Fred Heisner, new superintendent of schools, announces that he will revamp all upper echelons of administration next year and will not retain present administrators. First Presbyterian church unveils plans for a $400,000 building and e-xpansion program to cope with increasing population and growing membership. Campaign Chairman James W. Simonds reports that Red Cross campaign for $25,135 is now just S264 short. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 76, lowest 43. Youth Week gets under way with more than 250 youngsters participating in the annual Pet and Bike parade. Series of Boy Scout summer camps, includmg Emerald Bay on Catalina, disclosed by Commissioner Waldo Burroughs. John Van Mouwerik and J. C. Van Boven elected to board of county Dairymen's association. trian underpass, much like the one where the State Street Mall ducks under Orange street. I think that the accomplishment of this project will finally demonstrate the validity of the Gruen planners' belief in the importance of this link. I want to express to you my thoughts about the civic park as it is today. You will probably remember the surprise we registered to one another, that evening w;hen we reviewed the plans together, about the extent to which they indicated enlargement and extension of the park, for the public presentations of the plans had been concentrated almost wholly on the details of the downtown development. In your letter, Frank, you mentioned Redlands as "an almost new and different city, but one that people can be proud of." Smce you wTote mosUy of the doKTitown rebuilding, I want to echo your opinion and extend it to include the civic park. This part is really something! Not only has the Bowl been enlarged, but the parking lots I mentioned have done much tu enhance its accessibility to, and use by, all the people. The beautiful new civic auditorium, just north of the Bowl, serves many community needs and is in much demand. Ail of this, mind you, has been accomplished in the midst of a beautiful, shaded park, which even in this city known so well for its beautiful trees stands out as a magnificent accomplishment In all it is hardly possible for me to tell you the satisfaction and pleasure I have at all which has transpured here in my absence. Since I nil! be here from now on, I hope that on your next visit we can set aside a day to enjoy the new "Our TottTi" together. With best regards. Jack THURSDAY NIGHT 5:00— 7—Laramie 9—Engineer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5:30- 5—Whjrlybirds 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—Adventures in Paradise 11—Wanted—Dead or Alive 13-Touche TurUe (C) 6:30— 4, 5,11—News 13—Yogi Bear 6:45- 7-News 7:00— 2—News 4—Science in Action 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Fractured Flickers 9-Abbott & CosfeUo 11—Cheyenne 13—Passport to Travel 7:30— 2—Password 4—Temple Houston 5—Lawman 7—Flintstones 9—Deputy 13—1 .116 Adventure (C) 8:00— 2—Rawhide 5—Seven Keys 7—Donna Reed 9—Movie 11—tJntouchables 13—Dick Powell Theatre 8:30- 4— Dr. Kildare 5—Movie 7—My Three Sons 9:00— 2—Perry JIason 7—Ensign O'Toole 11—Berlin 13—Festival 9:30- 4-Hazel (C) 7—Jimmy Dean 9:45— 9-News 10:00— 2—Nurses 4—Kraft Theatre (C) 9—Movie 11, 13-News 10:30— 7—ABC News Reports 5—Peter Gunn 13—Movie 11:00— 2, 4, 5, 7—News 11—Movie 11:15— 4—Johnny Carson (C) 5-Steve Allen 11:30— 2—Movie 7—Hawaiian Eye FRIDAY 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- a -I Love Lucy 4-Word for Word (C) 11-Movie 9:45—13—Intelligent Parent 10:00— 2—Real McCoys 4—Concentration 5—Restless Gun 7-Giri Talk 9—Movie 10:15—13—Guideposts 10:30— 2—Pete and Gladys 4—Jeopardy (C) 5—Yancy Derringer 7—Price is Right 11:00- 2—Love of Life 4—1st Impression (C) 5—Cheaters 7—Get the Message 13—Jlerchandising 11:15—13-Guidepost 11:25— 2-News 9—Discussion 11:30— 2—Search for Tomorrow 4—Truth or Consequences 5—Peter Gunn 7—Missmg Lmks 9—Spectrum 11—Lunch Brigade 13—.'Vnn Sothem 11:45— 2-Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Bums and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal (C) 5—Thin Man 7—Father Knows Best 9—Hour of St. Francis 13—Movie 12:25— 4—News 12:30- 2-As World Turns 4—Doctors 5—TV Bingo 7—Ernie Ford 9—iifovie 11—Movie 1:00— 2—Password 4— Loretta Young 5—Movie 7—Mike Douglas 1:30- 2-Art Linkletter 4—You Don't Say! 13—Robin Kood 2:00- a-To TeU the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 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 3:0*- 2-Secret Storm 4— Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital I3-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 Riley 5—Just for Fun 7—Trailmaster 9-Mighty Hercules (C) 13-FelLx the Cat (C) 4:30— 2—Movie 11—Lone Ranger 4:45—13—Rocky 4: His Friends By WILLIAM S. WHITE WASHINGTON-The conservative British Government is reaching with the Johnson Ad- mimstration the warmest practical relationship with an American government it has known since the first of the Eisenhower years. The irony is that this finn ing of the handclasp across the sea is occurring in what may well he the last few months of the life of the present London regime. Though few here — if any — in the highest places relish the thought, the odds remain strong that October will see the Conservatives in England overturned in favor of the Laborites. The odds are quite as strong that November in America will see President Johnson returned to power. Thus, every exchange between the President and Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home or between their foreign ministers — as in the current meetings between Dean Rusk and R. A. BuUer — has two curiously mixed themes. One theme is the almost instinctive cordiality and easy understanding in which the new American government of Johnson and the old presumably falling government of the Conservatives are able to work together, marching along like a pair of old shoes. Of course, they differ sometimes, as Rusk and BuUcr have differed and will differ. But their disputes are open head- shakings among friends and not the glacial and spurious smiles with which both the United States and Britain deal these days, say, with France. At bottom, each knows that each is going, or at least meamng to go, the same way. there is Charles de Gaulle oi France. President de Gaulle has long been bedeviling both of thesa ".^glo-Sa.xon" Administrations, as he calls them. He hit tha British in the nose by shutting them out of the European Common Market and by trying to upstage them in generaL He has been harassing us by rushing about clamoring for a "neutralization" in Southeast Asia while we are helping to fight Communist aggression there. But there are other than tangible reasons for the present marked American-British amity, an amity going beyond common, e.xplicit interests and easily surviving divergencies. These are human and personal not material and impersonal. Perhaps most important of all, Johnson was a veteran man of parliament before he v^as Chief Executive and is thus a type immediately understood and appreciated by the British, all'of whom are men of parliament as well as men of the executive branch. Of all foreigners, only the British ara ever able to grasp what Congress is all about; and as a past master of Congress, Johnson is able quickly to grasp what the British are all about. Too, he is a professional of professionals among politicians; and so are the British Conservatives who meet him. He has long been accustomed to the uses of power; and so have they. It is not only one international language, English, that they share. There is also a second international language spoken by both, the language of the politician who inows both where Zanzibar is and 'cow votes are found and counted. The second theme is the sense around the table that time is running out for the British side of that table and thus that Washington and London had better get on with their business without delay, against the coming change of the guard so widely expected in England. Negotiations, therefore, proceed more to make policy than to make clever debatmg points. There are some purely objective reasons why President Johnson's regime and Douglas- Home's regime get along so well. There is, of course, the traditional community of general mterest between the two nations — a community more truly comprehended now than m a good many years. And Finally, there is the fact thst Johnson is pro-British in the simple, unquestioning — but not necessarily uncritical — sense of heredity. He belongs to something far older than the English Speaking Union. His "cultural pattern," to use the jargon of the eggheads, goes back to his distant Scottish forebears, and that is simply that. There was a touch of continental sophistication in his predecessor. President Kennedy, which is wholly absent in Mr. Johnson. He is a bom horse trader, just as are the British Conservatives. He knows them without trying, and they know him without trying. (Copyright, 1964, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) THE DOCTOR SAYS The nervous breokdowm: Vague term, but very real By Dr. Wajne G. Brandstadt What is a nervours breakdown? Doctors find this term vague. Kledical te.xtbooks skirt around it. Yet it describes a condition that is far from being imaginary. Breakdowns are not caused by simple overwork, as some persons believe, but by the fear that one cannot quite live up to all that is expected of him day after day. Most persons who are on the verge of a breakdown, even though they sense this fear, are un-AiUing or unable to admit that it is the cause of their Teletlps LIGHTER SIDE By DICK WEST Hop scotch with real Scotch TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. WASHINGTON (UPI)—Phyllis Diller is something of a show busmess rarity, being one of the few women ever to make it big as a "stand up" comic. I shall now endeavor to explain what "stand up" comedy is. "Stand up" comedy is the opposite of "situation" comedy as seen on television. In other words, it is funny. I spent about three hours in Mrs. Diner's company one recent evening to see if I could discover the secret of her success. The first hour she was on stage at the Bhie Room, a local lecture balL The rest of the time she was off stage. As far as I could tell, Mrs. Diiler doesn't know the differ-! cnce. On stage or off, she was always a few paces beyond the fringe, so to speak. Which in my opinion is a fine place to be. It might be said then that Sirs. DiUcr is on even when she's off, and when she's on, she's off. That may not be a very lucid delineation of her. personality, but it's the best I can do. Mrs. Diller wears caps on her teeth and a large diamond ring on her finger. There is a con- nectioa between the two, but you would never guess what it is. So I will tell you. The ring has a hidden compartment and when Mrs. Diller sits down to eat she slips the caps off her teeth and hides them in the ring. Otherwise, she might swallow them. Mrs. Diller said she rejoiced at being able to buy the ring because she came from a poor family and did not have many luxuries as a child. Her father was an encyclopedia salesman. Only he never did sell but three. I asked Mrs. Diller which encyclopedias her father sold and she said "A, B and S." She said her father had some trouble understanding that the books were supposed to be sold as a set. Mrs. Diller bad a long career as a housewife before she got TOP SHOW: — 9:00. Chan. 11. "Berlin: Kaiser to Khrushchev". A David Wolper documentary on the explosive situation in Germany's divided city. Richard Basehart narrates. 8:00 — Chan. 2. Rawhide, "Incident of the Gilded Goddess". Pretty woman (Dina Merrill) wanders dazedly into Gil Favor's camp. 9:00 — Chan. 2. Perry Mason. "The Case of the Careless Kidnaper". Father of a teen-age boy is accused of murdering his son's kidnaper. 10:00 — Chan. 4. Suspe3se Theatre. "The Sweet Taste of Vengence". Detective is hired to bring the runaway bride of a millionaire back to the United States into show business. She said she felt the change would do her good. Besides that she was 18 years behind with the ironing. I might have thought she was exaggerating her housekeepmg deficiencies had I not attended a little party in Mrs. Diller's hotel suite after her show. Mrs. Diller, who uses carpet bags for luggage, had unpacked her things and arranged them in symmetrically unbalanced heaps all over the bedroom floor. She explained that this was the only way she could keep track of her extra eyelashes. In order for the guests to reach the bathroom, it was necessary to play hop scotch over the hostess' belongmgs. And, as the saying goes, we were playing with real Scotch. trouble. So they seek medical advice for a host of symptoms such as palpitation of the heart, indigestion, generalized body aches and chronic fatigue. Since a breakdown is not considered a communicable disease, there are no accurate statistics on how many nervous breakdowns occur in this country every year. But either a nervous breakdown or a threatened breakdown form a large part of the practice of most general practitioners and psychiatrists. When the external pressures of person's work or his home life become so great that they, are disabling, help is usually sought. Unfortunately, the victim rarely has the insight into what is happening to him to be able to give his doctor all the pertinent facts. As a result, much time and money may be spent putting the victim through a battery oi diagnostic tests to rule out organic disease. Organic disease should, of course, be ruled out. But this can be done more quickly if your doctor knows something about your personal life and especially your worries. These are often the hardest things for a person to bring himself to talk about, even to his doctor. Because of the complexity of this situation, it is not possible to offer any pat formula for recovery. Some victims find it necessary to change their line of work. But a life of idleness is never the answer. Some find solace in religion and others are cured by taking up a hobby. The main thing is to recast one's sense of values and to realize that money isn't everything. Without health, mera status symbols have no meaq- ing. Prestige depends not on the task you are called on to ' perform but on how well you do it. A long rest or a change of scene will have no lasting cf- ect if you must return to the same frustrations. But a rest or a trip may help you to bring . your everyday problems into sharper focus and to work out your own path of recovery.