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Wednesday, May 6, 1964
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8 - Wed, May i, HM Kedlands Doily forts Senior Redlanders find fun in Smiley Park games By RUTH SNOW O'ROURKE No heart need be lonely in Hedlands. Anyone over eighteen, and under a hundred, with a sporting impulse and enough strength to hold either a few cards, a Roque mallet, or a shuffleboard slick, can find plenty of genial com pany at Smiley Senior Park. Women are especially welcome. A dearth of women is somewhat diminishing the masculine gaiety since no matter how you look at it or from what pinnacle of years, it's more fun when some lovely lady is waiting breathlessly for a gallant to hand her the ear of the bull. One block west by soutliwest of the Rcdiands Bowl is the real "playing field" of our town. With the green grass growing all around, and the sheltering roofs neat if not too protecting, is a sportsman's haven. The city owns it, the facilities are in essence tree but when it comes to Roque or Shuffleboard, you've got to join the Club. Anyone is welcome. You may be an observer and sit on the sidelines (which need umbrellas to shade the benches from the summer sun, and shelters to protect the patrons from the winter winds.) Gairic Upshaw is a retired motocycle officer from Pasadena and besides being a m a n whose vastuess of heart shows on his face, he is an avid and champion Roque player. "There's as much competition in Roque as there is in base balL We've got a league and we play for league championship, and we don't draw the crowds but we have as much fun." Roque is a game that com bines billiards and croquet. It's played in a sixty by thirty foot court with metal wickets imbedded in cement. The court has sides like a billiard table and shots are "banked." The court has a clay base with a sand topping kept moist so the ball will run true. Tlie mallet is .short handled with one tip of heavy rubber and one of steel. It's a game for the steady hand the the calculating eye. The R e d- lands Roque Club has twenty paid up members. Mr. Upshaw assures anyone interested, "Just come over and try the game. There are plenty of us who'll teach you. If you like it, join up. Dues are S8 a year, payable quarterly, if you want it that way. This helps pay for the balls which are S( apiece, and it just keeps things on a better basis. . . more responsible. Lots of people come and watch and they don't need to pay dues but some of them like to. . . They figure if they're getting fun just sitting and look ing, they should help pay for it." For those not energetic enough to bang a ball through a wicket, with a mallet, there's the ever challenging sport of shuffle board. Members of the Shuffle ROQUE — Gairie Upshaw on ovid and champion Roque player lines up a shot on the courts at Smiley Park west of Redlands Bowl. (Daily Facts photo) Disorderly Dennis damages paddy wagon ALBAW, N.Y. (UPI) - Police here hope they never have to take Dennis R. Brough, 27, for another ride in their brand new paddy wagon. After arresting Brough Monday at a local tavern on disorderly conduct charges, officers whisked him away to headquarters for booking. When they opened the door of the sturdy vehicle, they found: —Three dome hghts demolished. —A rear door frame bent out of shape. —Screening between the driver and the rear compartment torn and twisted. —A ventilation fan ripped from its moormg. board Club pay S2 a year, no maintenance. Plenty of members however, and some of them are women which makes for a brighter ghnt to the eye. Even the non-joiners have a couple of happy hunting grounds at the Park. Cards are for all comers. Pinochle and Hi-Fi are the prevalent games. Betting is not in the cards" but interest runs at a peak and plenty of tables with plenty of players makes for a pleasant afternoon. Chess and checkers lure the more intellectual and less active "seniors'". Most of the merry looking, gray-haired gentlemen at Smiley Senior Park, looking like members of any other Club, are retired business men from almost any place, who have been lured to Rcdiands by its charm and climate. Many of the Roque and Shuffleboard Club members arc winter visitors who came out to keep warm when the wintry blasts of winter are invading their home towns wherever they may be. Mr. Upshaw says, "Lots of these fellers here came out ori ginally as visitors and have fi nally ended up living here. They like the Park. They like th companionship and the fun of cngagmg in a sport." There are dull periods in the Park however. Inclement wcath er causes one. Intense heat the other. Anyone with a big heart and a generous temperament could totally eliminate both of these empty areas in the lives of the "Seniors". .All that's needed is a not-too-big Club House with a roof, and windows to keep out the wind and the cold. And just a few lawn umbrellas to put up over the benches would keep the sun off when Roque or Shuffle board players are waiting their turns at the courts. .\nyone for adding to the con lent that the "Seniors" are en joying at Smiley Park? An urn brella could do it! Favorable weathen 'snow' best boon to ski areas Favorable weather and artificial snow made for the most .•successful skiing sca.son ever in California's National Forest, Regional Forester Chas. A. Connaughton said today. A total of 1,183,100 visitor days were re corded on tlie 40 developed ski areas in the National Forests in California during the 1963-64 ski season. Connaughton said this use was more than double that of t h c previous season. Snow fell early last fall and periodic storms kept slopes well supplied with snow all season long. Some high altitude areas are still operating. The Mammoth ski area north of Bishop in the Inyo National Forest led all areas with 280,000 visits. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows,'both in the Tahoe National Forest, followed with Today's Best Used Car Buy 14.5.500 and 101.800 respectively, "Custom snow" production gave snow starved Southern Californians better .skiing within easy driving distance than ever before. The Snow Valley. Snow Summit, Snow Forest, Moon ridge and Rebel Ridge areas in the San Bernardino National Forest and the Holiday Ilill area in the Angeles Forest used this s.vstem for augmenting natural snow. Those si.Y areas accounted for 159.500 skier days while the other seven Southern California areas were accommodating only 53,300. Artificial snow is produced by forcing compressed air and icy water simultaneously through a special nozzle at the right com bination of freezing temperatures and low humidity. Normally this is done at night to take advantage of low tern peratures and so as not to interfere with daytime use of t h e slope. A snow cover several in ches deep can be produced in one night. '62 Buick Skylark Spf. Coupe A little jewel of a car! Nice to own, nicer to drivel Factory air conditioning, power steering and brakes, bucket seats, all vinyl interior. ^ MW^^m^% Striking white finish. M^ F ^F' V HATFIELD BUICK For Used Cars You Can Buy With Confidenca E. Redlands Blvd. Between 7th & 8tfi - 793-3238 American Motor profits down DETROIT (UPD— American Motors Corp. reported Monday a six-month drop in profits and said it would lay off more than a third of its work force in Wisconsin effective May 18. Profits for the first six months of the current fiscal year were $18,566,091, down from the first six months of the last fiscal year when profits were $22,443,183. Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Corp., and General Motors Corp. recently re ported record profits for the first quarter of 1964. Earnings at AMC for the six months were equal to 98 cents a share, compared with S1.19 in the first six months of the last fiscal year. Chairman Richard E. Cross and President Roy .Abernethy said sales of the new Rambler American were up 46 per cent over a year ago, but added that inventories in other series "require adjustment to current sales levels." Methodists approve integrated union PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The general conference of the Methodist Church Tuesday approved in principle an integrated union with the Evangelical United Brethren Church. The new body would be called the Methodist Church and would be free of racial segregation. After nearly two hours of debate, the conference voted 464 to 362 to remove its all-Negro central jurisdiction from the united church. Final action on tlie entire plan will be taken in October, 19S6, during a special conference with the EUB at Wichita, Kan. The abolition of the 373,000- membcr central jurisdiction was significant in that it is the first mandatory legislative action taken by the Methodist Church to desegregate. Last week the conference approved a plan for voluntary integration by 1968. Integration, under today's plan however, will not take place until at least 1968 since the union, if approved, must be submitted to tlie regional conferences of both churches for ratification. The combined church will have a membership of nearly 11 million — 10 million from Methodists and 762,000 from the EUB. Fresco painting to be taught at U.R. workshop The venerable art of fresco painting, which is rarely prac ticed in our time, will be taught this summer in a special two week workshop, June 22-July 3, at the University of Redlands, Redlands, California, by two artists who were formerly assist ants to Diego Rivera. Stephen Pope Dimitroff and his wife, Lucienne B 1 o c b, worked with Diego Rivera when he was painting the large mu rals for the Detroit Institute of .Arts and later for New York Commissions. Rivera, known as an exacting technician, developed his assistants with a discipline which seems to have been similar to that in the master-apprentice relationship of the Renaissance. Later Stephen Dimitroff was chief technician for the Fresco murals painted by John Carroll in the Detroit Institute of Arts and for Walter Pach at N e w York City College. He gave courses in Fresco for group of mural painters in Chicago, at the Flint (Mich.) Institute of Arts, and at the' University of California Exten-' sion in San Francisco. With his wife, Dimitroff collaborated on mural projects in New York City, Michigan, and California. Together, they returned to his native Bulgaria this past winter to study church art there and in other parts of Eastern Europe, Italy, and France; and have just returned. France is familiar territory to Lucienne Bloch who was born in Geneva, Switzerhiad, and studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. She worked with Antoine Bourdelle in Sculpture and with Andre Lhote in painting. \Vhile still in her teens she designed glass sculpture for Royal Leerdam, in Holland. She has had approximately 30 mural commissions to date, working mainly with architects Eric Mendelsohn, Lescaze, Mario Gaidano, John S. BoUes, and Bernard!. Among the recent murals on which the two artists worked arc: 1963 — Frescos for the Chapel of the Presbyterian Church, San Francisco. 1963 — Fresco panels for the San Francisco National Bank, San Francisco. 1962 — Mosaic panels for the Greek Orthodox Church, Oak land. California. 1962 — Fresco panels for the main branch of San Francisco National Bank. 1960 — Mural in wood and copper for Marin Savings and Loan Company. 1959 — Mural for San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 1958 — Mosaic for Advanced Research Building of International Business Machines, Inc., San Jose, California. In addition to her work m murals, Lucienne Bloch is a por- Woman faces trial for dope smuggling LOS ."^.VGELES (UPI)—A'31- year-old expectant mother from Tijuana, Mexico, will stand trial here on charges of conspiring to help smuggle $396,000 worth of heroin into the United States. Mrs. Mary Helen Gonzales was ordered transferred here .Monday by Betty M. Graydon, U.S. commissioner in San Diego. Mrs. Gonzales was arrested Saturday at the international border check s t a t i on at San Ysidro. Three other persons in Los Angeles and two in Sacramento had been arrested earlier in connection with the case. U.S. Customs agents said Mrs. Gonzales' husband is a fugitive from a narcotics charge. trait pamter and an illustrator of children's books. The UR art department offers this workshop in fresco painting to provide artists with an opportunity for a working relationship with excellent technicians. Redlands also hopes to help teachers of art history and appreciation to understand this historic process, and to prepare small fresco panels which can be taken into their classrooms as examples of the medium. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. Seven run ot Los Alamitos LOS ALAMITOS (UPI) —Pit-' ti Rockctte and No Anchor headed the list of seven entries in today's featured an Diego purse at Los .Alamitos race track. The 350-yard quarter horse test is for Grade AAA minus 3- year-olds and up. Tuesday, Rocket Poise captured the featured Shaffer Purse by a head from Derussa. Dandy's Request was third in a photo finish. Rocket Poise paid $6.60 to win. The man who wears this hat protects your money at Provident Federal Savings So do the men who wear these hats L.„.. Provident Federal Savings offers you this double protection At Provident Federal Savings your money is double-safe. 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