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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California • Page 3

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Redlands Daily Facts Tuesday, October 6, 1970 Poge 3 Cify ambulance service fo be before Council Retllands no longer isolated. Dawson notes United Crusade drive kicked off last night NO SMOKE HERE A fumeless all-electric pick-up truck has gone into production at Westinghouse Electric Corporation's electric vehicles in Redlands. Powered by six six-volt batteries, the iwo -passenger truck con carry cargo weighing up to 500 pounds from tactory floor, to warehouse to loading dock. Because It is electric, the three-wheeled steel-and-fiber gloss vehicle doesn't need to be warmed up before it takes off and produces no noise or fumes. It can maneuver easily on a factory or warehouse floor at speeds up to 12 miles on hour. Dr. outspoken ecofogisf, fo speak "Giving aspirins to cancer victims" is what Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich thinks of current proposals for pollution control. No real action has been taken to save the environment, he maintains. And it does need saving. Ehrlich predicts that: The oceans wiU be as dead as Lake Erie in less tlian a decade. The DDT in our fatty tissues has reached levels high enougli to cause brain damage and cirrhosis of the liver. America will be subject to water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980. University of California Extension, Riverside and Woiid Affairs Council of Inland Southern Oalifomia will present the outspoken author of "The Population Bomb" and the hero of the ecology movement tomorrow at 8 p.m. He will speak in the gymnasium on the UCR campus. His address is entitled- -at Stanford University, Man attempts fo gef in car wif ft woman DR. PAUL EHRLICH the Green Revolution Solved the Population Problem?" The "Green Revolution" says Dr. Ehrlich, is an agricultui-a- list's solution to the problem of or the lack of it by planting niore high-yield grains. In the two years since the, publication of "The Population Ehrlich has become the personification sf the fight to save the environment. He receives about two dozen speaking requests a day and is booked solid a year in advance. He is as at home at a podium as he is in the' laboratory, and feels no trepidation about calling the present Administration to task for what he considers to be their lack of imtiative in the ecology crusade. Dr. Ehrlich received his Bachelor's degree on biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Currently a fuU professor of A man dressed in dark clothing attempted to climb into a woman's automobile early today on the University street off- ramp from the freeway, police said. The woman, who was coming home from work at 1:24 a.m., stopped for the stop sign. A man appeared on the passenger side and grabbed hold of the door handle. But the door was locked. The woman immediately drove off with the man holding onto the handle. She turned right and the man fell off. The right rear tire of the car ran over something, she told police officers. Officers are investigating the report. Grarhting of a new ambulance franchise for Redlands wiU be one of the City Council topics to be considered at the 7 o'clock meeting tonight in Safety Hall. The board will consider a new ordinance regulating ambulance services under which future franchises may be governed. This may be adopted before the Council accepts one of several proposals from operators who wish to obtain a contract with the City. Half a dozen offers have been received by the City since the cancellation of a franchise formerly held by LeRoy Gish, but tonight the Council may not make a selection. Proposals have come from Riverside, Ontario, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Yflcaipa and even Redlands, where a resident wants to discuss possibilities of running an ambulance service. The Springs Ambulance Service, of Palm Springs, is conducting emergency service for Redlands until a permanent arrangement has been made. It is operating out of the Community Hospital, using the telephone number of 793-2666. Traffic Commission recommendations scheduled for consideration tonight include modi- Ification of traffic signals at Cypress avenue and Redlands Redlands is no longer cne of those quiet, isolated little burgs protected by size and distance from the problems of a metropolitan world, says Dr. Eugene Dawson, president of the Uni- boulevard to include left of Redlands. lights. Traffic problems at Park.ave­ nue and New York street involve a recommendation that an island and closure be modified north of the intersection. Eastbound traffic on Park avenue also would be stopped at New York street. Installation of median strips on Cypress avenue to provide left turn bays at Redlands boulevard also is recommended. Parking of automobiles also would be prohibited on boHi sides of Cypress avenue for a distance of 500 feet west from Redlands boulevard and 350 feet east from the boulevard. Annexation of Ralph Gardner'! property at the northwest corner of Brookside avenue and Tennessee street, requested bj Gardner, will get Council action. Big Bear Timber company may be granted a j60-day extension beyond Oct. 1 for the use of City water in the sprinkling of logs to prevent discolora tion of lumber. Dawson keynoted a kickoff diimer for the city's 1970 United Crusade last in the university's Oasa Loma, room. About 200 persons, including campaign officials and representatives of the Crusade's 12 fitting agencies, attended. Saying the Crusade "is not a game," Dawson cited its participants as "engaged in some of the most important efforts" in Chest can help anyone even the mayor Redlands Mayor Jack "The tambourine and the bi mings last night praised will make the devil run. he is also president of Zero Population Growth, a group dedicated to stopping population expansion, and is the author of more than 80 scientific papers and numerous articles in the popular press, as well as five books. He is now working on density effects in human population, butterfly evolution and morpho-tax- onomy and theoretical aspects of population biology. Professor Ehrlich has engaged in field work in places as far removed as the Canadian Artie and East Africa. Tickets for Dr. Ehrlich's address are available either from niversity Exstension in the Administration Building on the UCR campus or at the door. AdmLssion price is $2.50 for the general public and $1 for students. For father information, contact University of California Extension, Riverside, 787-4105. Anita Pagdilao hit by sister In car An IS-year-old Mentone girl, Anita Pagdilao, 1335 Malachite avenue, remained in Redlands Community Hospital today after an automobile accident yesterday at 7:10 p.m. She received bruises and abrasions and a fracture, a hospital spokesman said. The girl was apparently struck by an automobile driven by lier sister, Louise Pagdilao, in the driveway of their home. California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the accident. Judge t)r(iers release of man case Advanced class In typewriting offered adults work being done by organiza tions supported in United Crusade funds. During a Crusade kickoff dinner at the University of Redlands' Casa Loma room, Cummings said he had "first hand experience" benefitting from the work of several of those organizations. "I'll never forget what these groups meant to me while growing up in Pasadena," he said. He told of a Salvation Army, vacation, a sabbatioail, from social responsibility and obligation." Redlands, he said, can no longer act divorced from freeways, from crime, "or from any other negative influence, whether it- be from the outside, or from witihin itself." Redlands now has big city problems too, he said, 'and it is up to efforts like the Orusade "to mitigate these circumstances." He said 'there is no longer room for lethargy, complacency or passivity. Dawson also said it is a mistake to assume "that only the elite do the plaimmg" nia community. "It takes 'aU segments," he said. "There are an increasing number of groups standing up and saying, 'Lsok, there has been some planninig going on The tambourine and the Total involvement, he said, is "So come and join our planning of the future. meeting social, recreational and medical needs of the community. He compared Redlands to a castle owned by 19th century opei-a star Adelina Patti, who described her home as "twenty-three miles from everywhere, and beautiful." Redlands, said is like that close to eveiythihg, and beautiful. But, he said, in existing as an island, or sanctuary, there is the danger "of becoming oblivious or insensitive to anything less than beautiful; of becoming withdrawn into a tight little world without "Or, the danger of taking a "And get a gospel gun, "And shoot it at the devil, "If you want to hear him run." Cummmgs sang the song, then told of a YMCA camp he attended, "and spent the first four Citing the Crusade's 1970 slogan, you don't do it, it won't get done," Dawson said the Redlands' $240,000 Crusade goal "is one of the year's most important functions oif social responsi- bUity." introduced by -ReSdT joyed It after that. And of skinny-dipping in the done by the Crusade's benefit- 'Y' pool "which is always pain-jting organizations. when you belly-flop without; Those organizations include unit on the corner," 'Hie Red Cross, Boy's Club, Boy how he envied their And of belonging to a scout Scouts, Girl Scouts, Family "I always liked uniforms," he 1 troop, where he reached Association, House of said, "bivt I was a Baptist and Valley college Ttustees mull over name change Legal confusion over the name, "San Bernardino Junior College District" has the SBVC board mulling over some possible alternatives. "Arrowhead Community College District," and "Inland Empire Community Coillege District" were two of the substitute labels suggested during an VC board meeting Friday. Board members took no action on the name change, but ap pointed a three-man committee to collect a list of names for later consideration. Dr. Raymond F. Ellerman, SBVC district superintendent, pointed out that the confusion pertained only to the district, not the campus itself. The campus, he said, should remain "San Bernardino Valley College." Ellerman said the confusion stems from the fact that all state legislative reference to junior colleges now will be made as "community colleges" as a result of Senate Bill 171, passed last summer. In addition, he said, there already is considerable misunder standing relating to the title, "San Bernardino Junior College," which denotes the campus. Guitar class still has a few openings A few openings are stiU available in the Recreation Department sponsored special class in guitar fundamentals and folk singuig. Tonight will be the final night additional students may register for the six-week course which is being tauglit by Wendy Hilliard, local guitar and folk singing lartist. The class is being held on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Recreation Center at 515 Texas street. The coui'se features instruction in the fundamentals of basic guitar and the singing and playing of popular folk songs. Classes are on an informal basis, and students must furnish their ov.ii guitars. The first class was held last Tuesday. It is open to all persons 13 years of age and up, and adults are welcome. There is a $5 registration fee. The 20-year-old Oregon man taken into custody by Redlands Police last week as a suspect in the sex-slaying of Lois Reicher, a 20-year-oId University of Redlands coed from Long Beach was ordered released yesterday afternoon by Superior Court Judge Joseph A. Katz. He ordered the man released shortly after 1:30 p.m. after a Sherman Oaks attorney, Julian J. Schamus, secured a writ of habeas corpus an order requiring police to show why a person should not be released from jaU. The man was taken into custody by police officers Wednesday night following an investigation into the slaying of the coed. Her nude body was found in an orange grove east of the UR tennis courts on Sept. 28th. In a continuing investigation into the case, two police detectives were expected to leave for Oregon today to question one of the man's roommates. Another roommate in Los Angeles was also expected to be questioned in connection with the case. While in Redlands, the man lived in an apartment in StiU- man avenue. A nine and seventeen week class in advanced typewriting is offered under the Redlands Adult Education on Tuesdays, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., in room 2, at the Redlands high school campus, according to Jack Binkley, coordinator. This course is designed for those planning to enter a business office as weU as those desiring a review and extension of skills in the use of the typewriter. Basic drills leading to speed and accuracy will be given. The course is open to those who were once familiar with the keyboard and desire to start agam. Instructor Nancy A. Marshall has planned a thorough review of the basic prmciples of operating various kinds of typewriters, including the electric, with special adaptations of each. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a command of the keyhoard and the acquisition'of speed and accuracy and preparation to pass civH service examinations in typing. Special reference will be given to business letters, tabulation, various office forms, use of carbon paper, and final manuscript typing. The registration fee is $4.75. couldn't belong; "But I could go down and and play in the gym, and spend a lot of time doing it. Of course there were those of, us who didn't appreciate the 15 minutes of Bible readings we had to go through before we could play basketball." He said he "learned very much" fromi the Salvation Army, meluding, in particular, a song he would never forget: "The Salvation Army has a right to beat the drum. rank of second class, "which i Neighborly Service, Redlands was about the highest class Nursery, Salvation Army. had. I was a patrol leader. They i the county CouncH of Commu- named us the Skunk Patrol be- Services, tlie Umted Serv- cause we were such a stinkin' If "JXf gpoup the YMCA and YWCA. 'I'm not one of these self-; made men," Cummings said. "I have to show appreciation to those individuals and groups who helped me." After Cummings introduced the dinner's speaker. Dr. Eugene Dawson, the university president commented on how much of a politician the mayor was. You notice he identified with all of us," Dawson said. "He had experiences to share with every group in the room. "While he was talking, I had to breathe a sigh of relief that Booth Memorial Hospital wasn't among the. Crusade beneficiar- Car sldms rear of car, then drives away A hit-and-run automobile struck the rear of a car driven by Susan McLaughlin, 18, of 12457 17th street, yesterday at 12:40 p.m. accordmg to the California Highway Patrol. The incident took place on Tennessee street, 15 feet west of Yucaipa boulevard, CHP officers said. Miss McLaughlin had stopped for the stop sign when the oUier auto rammed into the rear of her car. The car then backed up and sped away, officers said. Electric cart stolen An electric three-wheeled cart was stolen from Lawrence Ridge, 205 A Judson street, sometime last night, according to police. The blue cart, valued at $500, was taken from the carport area of the apartment AWOL Marines picked up here Two Marines, absent without leave from Camp Pendleton, were taken into custody by Redlands police yesterday at 11:35 at Oak sti-eet and Redlands boulevard. The two youths were handed over to the custody of Air Police from Norton AFB yesterday afternoon. About People Spec. 4 Thomas B. Ekema has received the Army Commendation Medal in Chu Lai, Vietnam, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron Ekema, 342 Hartzell street. Tom is serving with the U.S. Army, entering the service in August 1969. He has been in Vietnam for six months. He graduated in 1967 from Redlands high school and attended San Bernardino Valley College for two years. MAXINE L. MAESTAS New Spanish teacher starts at RHS Recently returned from Spain, Protugal and France, Maxine Louise Maestas has begun teaching Spanish at Redlands high school. Miss Maestas is a Barstow high school graduate. She receive her bachelors degree from Loma Linda University in 1968, and last year studied at the University of Redlands and the University of Salamanca, a UR "studies abroad" affiliate in Spain. While in Spain she traveled through Portugal, Morocco and At LLU she held the offices of secretary and public relations chairman for the Spanish American Club. Tires, wheels removed from parked car The rear tires and wheels were removed from an automobile owned by BiUie Jo Stauffer, 33629 Northview drive, Calimesa, while the auto was parked at 840 West Colton avenue last night, according to police. The theft was reported at 11:25 p.m. Value of the wheels, tires, hubcaps and lug nuts was estimated to be $97. Low clouds bring scattered drizzle here Low cloudiness this morning brought scattered drizzles to the Redlands area but no measurable precipitation in the local Weather Station rain gauge. Continued overcast skies with some threat of moisture is forecast for the San Bernardino Valley through tomorrow morning. Counts? Air Pollution Control District spokesmen predicted no smog for Redlands tomorrow with visibility ranging from 2-4 miles. Strong gusty winds blowing sand and dust over desert areas are expected to peak at 33-45 miles per hour this afternoon and again tomorrow. Heavy fog hampered traffic on Highway 18 in the Crestline area of the San Bernardino mountains this morning. Visibility was 75-100 feet in this area. Sunset Sfreamliner will be heard in San Timofeo canyon darkness Southern Pacific making new effort in passenger service Twice in tonight's dai-kness Redlands may hear a southerly whistle and a distant roar of wheels a aiostalgic sound for raili-oad buffs fading into the East before' and rushing to the before dawn. ITiis will be the Southern Pacific's new sign of the times the Sunset Streamliner. It's a once-dafly train, now on a thrice- a-week economy schedule, today providing passengers with lounging, sleepmg and dming cars for the first time in years. It was described! today by SP spokesmen as a'modern effort to regain patronage from passengers, with Ijetter offered less frequently. The silvery trains will be passing through San Timoteo Canyon just three times a week in each direction bringmg back some once-familiar equipment, but cutting back also from a daily schedule. Late-to-bed motorists may see one of these new-old trains speeding through Bryn Mawr about 11:30 tonight, carrying Los An- geles-to-New Orleans passengers eastward. Or they may see a westbound tram of tlie same makeup about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. Then tlie main line tracks will be relatively quiet until Friday, witli freights given the totk As far as the timetable is concerned, Redlands is. downgraded again. Tliere isn't even a main line station in Redlands or Bryn Mawr, now outranked by Colton to the West, and West Palm Springs to the East. Between these points the Sunset Streamliner won't even make a flag stop -anymore. Redlands a busy stopping point in tlie heyday of transcontinental passenger trains is an unlisted point east of Colton today. And even Cdton is about to see great changes in the SP profile, with the old passenger station at Ninth and streets moving its action to the freight depot to the Bast. "EventuaUy they'll be rebuilding the yards here entirely," said Donald Rozenberg, a veteran billing clerk, who is the man for daytime customers to consult about passenger services. He has seen Southern Pacific policies come and go for 29 years, and in the few years before retirement Rozenberg will witness other great changes. Cotton's old SP passenger station, now filled with railroad offices, has been the nearest rail accommodations for Redlands residents in recent decades. Now the ticket window is crowded into the freight depot, and SP ployes -wait hopefully for revamping of the entire Colton yards, promised a year; Rozeiiberg, a daylight worker who seldom sees, night trains, reckoned today that the Sunset Streamliner wfll be running with six or eight cars, pulled by three diesel units. There have been as many as nine coaches on the summer's daily schedule, he said, but this volume of passenger business doesn't hold up through winter. Rozenberg does his small part in taking reservations to fiU the trains coming out of Los Angeles, bringing back the deluxe lounges and Pullmans of earlier years. Each sleeping car has fom- bedrooms and 10 roomettes supposedly more plush than the berths that once were made up nightly by white-coated porters. A roomette sleeps only one person, said Rozenberger, but a bedroom has over-and-under sleeping space for two normally. Coming out of Los Angeles the train has only six stops in California Alhambra, Pomona, Colton, West Palm Sprmgs, Indio and Niland. It pauses at Yuma for another complement of east-bound passengers, then continues through Arizona and the great South. Rozfenberg remembers when the Sunset Limited was a proud forerunner of the present Streamliner, a fast and fancy favorite of cross-couHtry travelers. But now he has to admit that it takes just about 48 hours to make the New Orleans trip, and there's an overnight wait before continuing to the East on other lines. is an improvement in prospect, which is intended by the SP to provide coast-to-coast sleeping car service with much of the old quality restored to the Sunset Streamliner. SP and the Penn Central may utilize the Southeim Railway, so that a Sunset sleeping car may be routed all tiie way from Los Angeles to New York via the San Timoteo Canyon line south of Redlands. After skirting Redlands, the through-car service would touch such major cities as Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Birniiing- bam, Atlanta, and Washingtra, D.C. The Sunset roiite hasn't had a through sleeper since 1956. SP has asked the Interstate Commerce Commission for permission to innovate the country service, just as asked and obtained the privilege of stopping its daily Los Angeles- Boy attacked by dog A three-year-old boy, Frank Silky. 528 Walnut avenue, received 30 stitches to his face after being bitten by a dog Sunday morning. The boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Silky, stepped into the backyard of their home where he was attacked by a dog that his parents were keeping for friends. Humane officer Jim Gay said. The boy and his mother were rushed to Redlands Community hospital by a neighbor where ha was treated for the lacerations. to-New Orleans service last week. The three-times-a-week schedule would then be extended eastward to its Southern Crescent train between New Orleans and Birmingham. The Sunset, meanwhile, brings an occasional Milwaukee or Union Pacific or random car over the south Redlands tracks, lending unaccustomed color to a train that can never be seen here except in nighttime. Eastbound trains wiR be departing from Los Angeles in time to reach Cdton at 11:25 p.m. on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday of eadi week. Westbound trains wil make the Colton stop at 4:35 a.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. CHair cars on Ihe new-old trains have reclining seats and leg rests. Autonaatic buffet cars also after tow-cost food. Dkect amnectioiis at Los Angeles provide through service to San Francisco, Portland and Se attle from the Easit. 1 REDLANDS POLICE HONORED Pdice Chief Robert Graefe, left, accepts plaque from Exalted Ruler Lynwood Peterson of the Redlands Elks Club, center, at recent Elks law Enforcement Day celebration. Ray Rucker, of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's office is at right. Rucker had a team put on a pistol demonstration. Sterling silver flag pins were also presented to ihe chief for all policemen. They will become port of the officers' regular uniforms. (Photo by Dieic White)

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