Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 4, 1964 · Page 16
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IFacts Page 16 REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA MAY 4. 1964 De Gaulle gives allies brushoff Appai-ently proceeding on the theory that as long as there is no war, France can defend lierself alone, President De Gaulle lias taken another step in separating his country from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The recently announced withdi-awal of naval officei-s from headquartei-s units of the alliance is but a continuation of De Gaulle's policies that began when he took office in 1959. French ships in the NATO Mediterranean and Atlantic fleets have already pulled out. French withdrawal from the English Channel fleet is expected ne.xt. After that may come i-emoval of France's two army di\'isions in West Germany from Allied control. According to De Gaulle, a multinational Western defense, under an integrated command is an obsolete concept. It is generally undei-stood, however, that if a general war were threatened, France would resume cooperation with NATO. One begins to wonder if French logic is as impeccable as Frenchmen uould like the world to believe. In the meantime, De Gaulle goes ahead willi the building of his '"force de frappe" — the independent nucleai- force — which it is estimated will cost §S billion by 1972. This involves the expenditures of SI billion for a gaseous diffusion plant in France, millions more for the consti-uction of a hydrogen wai-head testing station in the South Pacific, more millions for the development of rockets and other equipment. By 1970 France hopes to ha\-e a few Polaris- type submarines, together with a variety of land-based, nuclear - armed missiles. France currently spends 7 per cent of its gross national product on defense, compared to the 10.5 per cent spent by the United States. While most Frenchmen agree that they have never had it better than under De Gaulle and are grateful to the man who has brought economic and political stability to the counti-y — if only for a while — gi-umbling is increasing about unsatisfied domestic needs, such as housing, hospitals and schools. Wliether French disenchantment witli their retui-n to "grandeur" will grow sti-ong enough to have a sloAving effect on De Gaulle's policies remains to be seen. Fi'om the standpoint of his erstwhile allies, De Gaulle's withdrawal into splendid isolation appears a costly and futile attempt to unwi-ite history. It is as if France's very existence as a nation had not been made possible, twice in a lifetime, by the sacrifices of her allies. It is as if all of Amei'ica's efforts and expenditui-es since World War II in developing a global shield against communism had never been made. Of coui-se, it is only because these things did happen that De Gaulle can act as he does today. Governor's mansion, again (On April 22 the Sacramento Union prodded the governor's mansion issue with the editorial which follows. One week later Gov. Edmund Brown put the subject before the current Legislature for considei'Btion.) About a year has passed since the last confused ai'gument over the proposed Executive Mansion vanished into the distant spaces, and still nothing further has been done. The only difference is that the ancient Governor's Mansion is one year older, which adds nothing to its adequacy or safety. The proposal was buried this last time because of inept handling and not because of any real objection to the basic proposition. The public became indignant, only because of the feeling that either the Administration was ti-ying to put a fast one over — by the sudden transition from a firet estimate of $475,000 to $875,000 — or that nobody knew what they were talking about, which was more likely the situation. People were never given to understand that the proposed sti-ucture is to be more than a gloiTfied home for the governor and his family. If that were all, it would be simple — but it is also to be a center for state functions and official receptions, so that it will require all of the banquet, kitchen, balli'oom and guest facilities of a small but elegant hotel. Since a real need for such an Executive Mansion exists and since the Democratic majority flubbed so badly last time in getting -the show on the road. The Union recommends that the Republican minority in the Legislature take over and start action leading to a proper official mansion of proper design in a proper location and at a proper cost. The Newsreel The new baby in England's Royal Family gets four names, and just in time. He was getting so accustomed to being called Prince he was beginning to bark. A new model car lands on the covers of both the big news magazines. We can only hope that the designers and engineers were as good at their jobs as the press agents. Withholding deductions won't be enough to take care of the average citizen's ta.x liability this year. But the jolt really won't matter since the taxpayer won't feel it until after the election. With a Grain Of Salt By Frank and Bill Moore When the old Facts building at" Citrus and Fifth was torn donn and the new Van Wicrcn officcs-and-shops building w a s erected on the same site, the improvement had a distressing side effect. The old building had been higher than the new and for years had concealed the sccontl floor of the building immediately to the north. The low, new building, unfor- lunately, exposed second-floor, back porches over the alley that were most unsightly. You were reminded of the tenements in Chicago as seen from the Elevated railroad. Time, however, has a way of healing towns — if they arc growing — and the eyesore has now been remo\ cd in the course of the remodeling of the huild- ing at the southwest corner of Fifth and State, The second floor has been extended to enclose the former porches and the wall is of smooth stucco. .Mniost across Citrus avenue from the Van Wieren building is the former grocery store building which is marked for imminent demolition to make way for the U.S. .N'alional Banks ••Redlands Plaza". Of this building it might be said that: "The automobile giv- cth and the automobile taketh." The beginning of the cycle dates to the mid-1930's, .•\t that time the automobile population of Redlands was small enough to make it possible to conduct food businesses on State street, within one block of the main corner. In the block west of Orange was McKenzie-Barron Sc Meyer, about whore Bank of America now stands. To the east of Orange was Safeway at about the present site of Karl's shoe store, and the A & P, near the Goodie Shop site of today. Even though the depression was keeping the population of Redlands static in that era, the thickening automobile traffic on State street was making it too hard for housewives to get to the markets. Safeway fled to the Citru.s- near-Fifth building constructed for it by the University of Redlands about 193S. This was not only away from State street but also had a parking lot for patrons. Then A & P moved to (he present building, constructed for it by the Gowland brothers. The parking lot — still a novel convenience in pre-Wo'rId War II days — seemed as big as the ocean. The IiIcKenzie-Barron & Jlcy- cr store remained until the site was cleared for the present Bank of America. After the War, Safeway found that the first flight from automobile congestion had not been bold enough and the present building and parking lot on Orange by the freeway was constructed. This also ended t h e operation of a second Safeway at about the site of Winn's Drug Store. It had no parking lot. Used by Burgess and White after Safeway vacated it. the Citrus avenue building has recently been vacant. How vastly different would be the evolution of our city if people somehow got about town without automobiles. So far as the growth and change of a city goes the true unit is the person - plus - automobile. It is not the man with two feet, but the man with four wheels who forces the tearing down of old buildings and tlie construction of new ones in quite different locations, TREASURE HOUSE •your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. HELLO I'M LOOKm I /-^ AT HIM AND HE'S NOT BLINK/NG! It is delegate votes that count FIELD REPORT FROM THE WAR ON POV^RTV Teletips TOP SHOW: — S:00, Chan. 11. Percy Faith Show, ".'llusic of the eb's". The .New Christy Miu- strcls, with Randy Sparks. 7 :00 — Chan. 4. Golden Voyage takes viewers on visit to Hong Kong. 8:00 — Chan. 9. 1959 movie, "It Takes a Thief", Widower with a son meets an ambitious blonde and together they plan a huge gold robbery. Stars Jayne Mansfield. Screens each night this week at S, 9:30 — Chan. 2. Andy Griffith Show. Thclma Lou sets her cap for the least likely object f o r romance in .Mayberry — Gomer Pylc. Redlands Yesterdays FIVE YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 72, lowest 41, County engineer Martin A. Nicholas plans to ask for S1.7 million from the federal government to complete the Mill Creek levee above Mentone and Redlands. Redlands public schools receive notice that $74,296 will be granted the district this year under PL 874 because of so many federally connected pupils. Linda Wheeler elected honored queen of Redlands Job's Daughters. TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 70, lowest 46, The resurfacing of Center street all the way from Brookside avenue up the hill to Crescent is included in the major street project budgeted tentatively for next year. James Fox. .A, B, Drake and J, Ci, Chapman elected board members of UR Associates for three-year terms, Redlands retail sales up by nearly $1 million over a year ago. FIFTEEN YEARS AGO Temperatures — Highest 70, lowest 51. Los Angeles Rams professional football team signs contract to hold its summer training program on the University of Redlands campus, Yucaipa decides to withdraw from the Redlands Community Chest and support its own welfare services. Mrs. Samuel U. Graham reelected president of Assistance League. TELEVISION MONDAY NIGHT 5 :00— 7—Hawaiian Eye 9—Engineer Bill 11—Superman 13—Thaxton's Hop 5 :30— 5—Whirlybirds U-.Mickey .Mouse Club 5:40— 4—Believe It or Not 5 :45— 4, 13— .News 6:00— 2, 7—News 5—Vou Asked For It 9—Movie 11—Wanted—Dead or AUve 13—Touche Turtle (C) 6 :30— 4, 5. 11—News 13—Woody Woodpecker 6; 45 — 7—News 7 :00— 2—-Vews 4—Golden Voyage (C) 5—Leave it to Beaver 7—Dickens—Fenster 9—Abbott and Costello 11—Wide Country 33—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—Percy Faith 13—Stoney Burke 8:30— 2—Lucy—Comedy 5—Special of the Week 7—Wagon Train (C) 9:00- 2-Danny Thomas 11—Target: Corrupters 13—Adventure Tomorrow 9 :3a -2-Andy Griffith 4—HoUj^vood & the Stars 5—Stump the Stars 13—Call Mr. D.—Mystery 9:45— 9—News 10:00— 2—East Side,\Vest Side 4—Sing Along (C) 5— Detectives 7—Breaking Point 0—.Movie 11, 13—News 10:30—13—Jlovie 11:00— 2, 4, 5, 7—News 11-Movie 11:15—4—Johnny Carson (C) 5—Steve Alien 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—Jeopardy (C) 5—High Road 7—Price is Right 11:00— 2—Love of Life 4—First Impression (C) 5 —Cross Current 7—Get the Message 11:25— 2—News 9—In Search of a Solution 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—Guiding Light 11:55— 4—News 12:00— 2—Burns and Allen 4—Let's Make a Deal 5—Thin Man 7—Father Knows Best 9—.•America 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—Jlovie 11—Movie 1:00— 2—Password 4—.Another World 5—Movie • 7—Mike Douglas 1:30- 2—House Party 4—You Don't Say! (C) 13—Robin Hood 1:55— 9—In Search of a Solution 2:00- 2—To Tell the Truth 4—Match Game 9—Movie 13—JIantovani 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 Sothern 2:55— 7—News 3:00— 2—Secret Storm 4—Bachelor Father 7—General Hospital IJ-Felbc 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 RDey 5-^ust for Fun 7—Trailmaster 9—Mighty Hercules (c) 13—FeUx the Cat (C) 4:30— 2—Movie 11—Lone Ranger 4:45—13—Rocky i His Friends LIGHTER SIDE Contact lenses By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) — Jly wife has just gone through one of life's greatest e.vperiences, and I asked her to relate a few of her impressions while they were still fresh in her mind. "Despite all that you might have read, and heard from your friends, and been told by the doctor, you can't really know what it is like unless you have been through it yourself," she said. "I couldn't possibly describe how I felt the first time I saw them. They looked so tiny I was almost afraid to pick them up. I didn't thmk then that I would ever be able to handle them with confidence. "At first I wasn't allowed to have them with me more than an hour or so at a time. I didn't feel like they really belonged to me until that happy day when the doctor told me I could take them home. "I shall never forget how exciting that was. I was ill at ease, but it was wonderful to have them all to myself. And what fun it was to show them off to the neighbors! "I know they will be a lot of e.\tra trouble, especially in the beginning, but I won't mind that." As you undoubtedly have already guessed by now, my wife has just acquired a pan: of contact lenses. And I must say that her account doesn't jibe with my observations at all. If the truth be known, that poor woman has been imder- going a form of concentrated torture frying to get adjusted to the things. Only she won't admit it. She goes around watering at the eyes and blinking like a boot owl, and pretending all the while that they hardly bother her a bit. Even when she is running into chairs. It is difficult for me, a modest and unassuming person, to Understand how vanity can drive people to such extremes. And that's all it is, you know. Pure By WILLIA3I S. ^VHTTE WASHINGTON — The race for the Republican Presidential nomination is becoming two quite separate kinds of contest. One struggle is simply between men, between the aspur- ants involved. The other pits the newer technique of popularity polls and primaries against an old-fashioned political professionalism which relies on back-room party organ- izaUonal savvy. This is the pre- convention equivalent of the smoke-filled hotel room where in legend and sometimes in fact the clinching deals are made at convention time. Henry Cabot Lodge, the absentee candidate as United States Ambassador to South Viet Nam, t>-pifies and leads the modems — those who believe that a man can and should be nominated by "the people" over the heads of the orthodox pros. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, too, though himself far from an absentee candidate, must m the end put his trust in this form of President- making. Sen. Barry Goldwater of .\ri- zona is Lodge's e.xact opposite number. He is the total embodiment of the older theory that while the election of a President is rightly the business of the people generally, the choice of the party nominee is righUy the business of the professionals within the party. Richard Nixon's candidacy, too, rests on the same assumption, as must, indeed, that of Gov. William Scranton as well. Lodge pre-eminently, and Rockefeller to a considerable degree, can fairly be designated as the popularity aspirants even though Rockefeller would not like to be put in this group, since he has campaigned candidly and riskfully. To the pros, however, both are the "out"- tj-pes. Goldwater, Ni.xon and Scranton are the professional aspirants, or the "in" types — though Scranton is not willingly in this group, since in a superficial way his backers, too, have put their trust in polls and popularity primaries as the only present means to get him into the race. Basically, however, he, too, will stand or fall on the old idea that it is the organization, all-the-time Republicans and not the occasional, primary-voting Republicans who decide who shall be the nominee. That is to say he never will be nominated unless by a final and convulsive decision of the pros themselves at the Republican convention in San Francisco in July, Thus what is going on in these Spring days is more than a fight for the nomination as such and more than a series of fights for ideological dominance between the right, left and center sections of the G.O.P. What is also going on is a climatic struggle between the traditional way of choosing a nominee on the test of how many troops he has got in terms of hard-nosed orgaization- al Republicans and the new way of choosing a nominee on the basis of his "public image" among the people gecer- aUy. The old form — Goldwater form — takes the nominating process to be a representative one. The choice, under this view, is properly to be made only by the mner and habitually orthodox and faitlifully "regular" inner cadres of the party. The new form — the Lodge form — sees the nominating process to be one of direct democracy. The choice, under this view, is properly to ba made by all kinds of Republicans, part-time Republicans not e.xcluded, and even by such Democrats as might occasionally wander in out of the rain to vote in a Republican primary. With rare exceptions — the nommation of Dwight Eisenhower in 1952 having been the most recent and most spectacular — the pro method of choosing the nominee will have its way in the end. Thus the real importance of the primary and popularity poll victories being scored by Lodge may easily be overstated in the public mind. It is nailed- down delegate votes that count at this stage — and Goldwater has still got far more of these than any two or three of his rivals combined. (CopjTight, 1964, by United Feature Sj-ndicate, Inc.) THE WELL CHILD Brg ears on little beys can be corrected By Dr. Waj-ne G. Brandstadt If your child has ever been called "Floppy Ears" or "Jug- head" because his ears stick out at right angles, you will appreciate what a ps.vchological problem this condition can be. It • is all very well to point out that this is a normal variation but this does not lessen the teasing to which your boy may be exposed. The situation may not be so acute with a girl because her hair can be used as an effective cover. One bright boy of 14 I knew was falling behind in his school work until this defect was corrected by a very simple operation. His whole outlook on life was so much better after the operation that his parents wondered why they had not had it done sooner. Q—We lost a grandchild with cystic hygroma. He was operated on for it at 9 months and got an infection. He could not take sulfa drugs or penicillin because he was allergic to them. What can you tell me about this condition? -A—Cystic hygroma is a development defect usually discovered after birth. It is a nonmalignant tumor of the lymph vessels and is found most commonly in the neck. It tends to grow progressively larger. When such a tumor is recognized it should be completely removed as soon as possible to prevent both infection and the pressing of the tumor on the windpipe. These tumors become infected very easily. In a child allergic to antibiotics, the mfection would be very hard to control. Q—My son, whose IQ is high, has always been tense during examinations and this has pulled vanity. . Ninety-nine out of every one hundred contact - wearers are motivated solely by the hope that they will look better than they do in regular glasse.-;. One chap I heard about has been wearing contacts for three years and has never learned to put them on by himself. He has to go by an optician's office every morning to get his lenses installed. And yet he persists. I'm glad I'm not that vain. I'm also glad that I am even more handsome with glasses than without. And I'm glad my wife still can't use her contacts well enoufih to read this column. his grades down. Is there any safe sedative that will help his examination jitters? A—Many tranquilizers (available only on a doctor's prescription) are manufactured and used. The chief trouble with using them before an exammation is that they slow up the mental processes. Were your son to take one of them before an exam, he might assume an attitude of "couldn't care less." The best preparation for any exam is thorough grounding in the subject so that cramming just before the exam is not necessary. THE ALMANAC Today is Monday, May 4, tha 125th day of 1964 with 241 to follow. The moon is in its last quarter. The morning star is Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1886, 11 persons were killed and 70 wounded in the Haymarket Square labor riot in Chicago. In 1932, Ai Capone, vice overlord of the United States and listed by the Justice Department as public enemy number one, was imprisoned at Atlanta Penitentiary on income tax evasion charges. In 1942, the battle of the Coral Sea began, resulting in a major defeat for the Japanese Fleet by the U.S. Navy. In 1963, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York married Mrs. Margaretta (Happy) Murphy in Poncantinco Hills, N.Y. A thought for the day—American statesman Daniel Webster once said: "Where tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization." One Minute Pulpif He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. — Luke 11:1. Prayer is not merely an occasional impulse to which we respond when we are in trouble; prayer is a life attitude. — Walter A. Mueller.

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