Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon on May 9, 1936 · Page 14
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Saturday, May 9, 1936
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GUIDE of the STARS Five Star Fashions Dwarf Rhododendrons Now Are Popular For Small Home Gardens Garden Expert Teils How To Grow Flowering Currants, Forsythias, Daphnes By CECIL SOLLY TO questioner has heard of the place but doesn't know what he's heard. So off to New Zealand we shall go. OLD NATIVES KNEW It as the Long White Cloud. Six thousand miles from California. It lies on the other side of the Pacific as far below the equator as the California-Oregon lino is north. Two islands comprise it. Residents are British; chief trade is livestock and agriculture. Progressive yes. Attractions the rainbow-colored thermal areas of Rotorua. Glow Worm Caves of Waitomo, Southern Alps where glaciers melt In the lower tree ferns, and sports that include 20-and-upward-pound trout fishing, deep-sea fishing, hunting, and what have you. AND THERE YOU ARE with a travel folder in 90 words. It takes 16 days, each way, by fast ship. But the real interest, to me, lies in the native life. Days to the eastward, in the Society Islands, lies Raiatea the "Ha-walki" of Ihe ancients. The "Land of Spreading Heavens." It was from Hawaiki. legends say, that islanders traveled by great canoes to Ihe ' o-is White Cloud, and there established their homes. Living still in the native manner, the Maoris today rank as the purest of all Polynesian strains. They use few fires. Boiling springs and mud pools keep the atmosphere in even warmth, and cook their foods, and wash their native garments. I SHOULD LIKE to take you to see them, and to watch the sunset tone the white slopes of Ngauruhoe, but "deadline" is at hand, and the wheels of land transport are calling. I go far inland today to breathe the air of pines. MY EARLIEST recollectible that's a new 27-cent word, marked up from a dime desire was to have some printer set my name In a line of type, just so I could stamp It on the infantile stories I wrote. Today I wish I knew of some way to stir up ambition to complete my work regardless of the lure of springtime, regardless of names, regardless of anything! THEY ALL SAY the index of a successful man is a clean desk. I often wondered how it was done. Yesterday 1 learned. It's the desk top they are talking about not ;he drawers. I looked into two such desks, and today I'm succosful also! In casual view there nre: I fountain pen set, 2 illlng boxes (empty), 1 reminder pad (with a notation), 2 pencils isharpened). 1 brass ashtray, and. against the wall, 1 relief map in colors of the big Island of Hawaii. THIS RELIEF MAP Is primarily decoration. It's also to help me picture the terrain of an island I knew pretty well, for some day, when the mood appeals. I shall ramble in words back through an experience that happened there. I shall get the modern American atmosphere that's been plopped on Hawaii all mixed up with legendary gods and goddesses, and tell what actually happened to that rising business man who stepped Into a similar combination. Such things make stories, whether they happen In the Ozsrks. Kentucky's mountains, or the nation's Pacific island unit. But not today! TODAY THERE'S COME a request for something about New Zealand. Nothing specific lust "something." Apparently the 0 0 W 3 m.mir i4 - t w Soap Box Sonnets manuring in the manner for Flowering Currants. PERFECTION IN 8ERBERISES THE new Introductions of Ber-bertses, and the crosses raised of late years, good as they are for foliage and berries, have by no means eclipsed the popular Steno-phylla and the broader-leafed Darwinil. These remain the two finest orange-yellow May flowering shrubs there are. These Berberlses will do well in almost any soil which has been dug a spade depth. It pays, however, to prepare a site specially for them by digging two spades depth and working thoroughly Into It rotted manure or leaf-mold. That can easily be done if you devote a bed entirely to these Berberlses which is the best plan with these shrubs wherever it can be managed. To obtain the finest possible results from the shrubs, give them a fairly sunny, sheltered position. The south face of the shrubbery Is best, although they will do quite well in a situation with an east or west exposure. Plant the shrubs in the front row and allow them ample room to develop their graceful arching habit. CARE OF DAPHNES THE pink, dark red and white varieties of Daphne Mezereum take pride of place as the earliest shrubs to flower unprotected in the open garden. In sheltered situations and mild winters, we have had them in bloom in January, although late February and March Is their normal season. Almost any soil will suit the Daphnes, and ordinary spade-depth digging is enough preparation. They are not deep rooters and perhaps flower more freely on soil of moderate depth than they do on sites where the soil has been specially deepened and manured. Because of their early flowering they usually have to put up with some frost and snow they should be given a sheltered position. While the leaf and branch growth are hardy, the flowers are somewhat tender. If you want to plant Daphnes in the mixed shrubbery, give them a position in front, facing south or west, so that they are protected when in flower from cold north and cast winds. Dwarf in habit 3 feet 6 inches Is the average height of the mature shrub and very slow growing, Daphne Mezereum is well suited for planting as a centerpiece to flower beds in quite small gardens. MOLLIS AZALEA REQUIREMENTS AZALEA MOLLIS is a close relative of the Rhododendron, but whereas the popular forms of Rhododendrons are evergreen, the Azalea is a deciduous shrub. Soil similar to that required by Rhododendrons Is also needed by Azaleas. You can mix them into the sunny faces (east, south or west) of the shrubbery if you like, and they will do passably well there. But the best place to grow these sweet and showy Azaleas Is to give them a bed to themselves, excavated to two feet depth, and filled in with peat Afterwards you can plant hardy lilies between the shrubs. The bed may have anything from full-sun to half-sun exposure, but always it will be sheltered from cold winds. We specially recommend the mollis sinensis hybrids, of' which there are a number of named varieties in the yellow, orange and flame colors. SUNDAY: Sudden and unexpected opportunities present themselves today. Romance and social affairs should be hugely successful. Contact strangers. Monday: You can't afford to let a wonderful day like this go by without extra effort on your part. The stars promise excellent results. Tuesday: One of those hectic days when you can't get people to see things your way. Evening adverse for social affairs, but good for literary matters. Wednesday: Good for ordinary affairs. The evening favors your Interests at a distance, but is adverse for contacting occupational superiors. Thursday: You could make a lot of mistakes today If you're quick tempered. Don't sign anything unless you want some severe headaches later. Friday: If there's a ray ol promise In this day, it's carefully concealed. Stick to routine only and don't believe those tall stories you'll hear. Saturday: Make up today for the last few days. Reliable hunches and artistic Inspirations abound. Much energy; trips and correspondence are favored. CHILDREN'S PROSPECTS CHILDREN born this week have the following life prospects, according to astrology: Sunday: Lady Lucy In person comes to this child's birth. He'll be slow getting started, but he'll make up for it later. A motion picture career Is Immensely favored. Monday: A careful, businesslike, reliable nature. This child will go places, including to the top, A born organizer with great tact and diplomacy. Tuesday: Original, creative; inventive abilities. He'll have his own ideas; if you guide him, it'll be by love only. A romantic, faithful nature. Wednesday: Gain is indicated through travel, friends, associations and companies. A child who will have wide interests; a keen student of human nature. Thursday: Children born In the morning will attain a public or political position. Those born after noon will have martial Interests, and could successfully follow a naval career. Friday: A quiet, poetic child, with creative and artistic talents. As a writer of romantic novels or detective stories, he could make a name for himself. Saturday: Children born this morning would make excellent crime detoctors or scientists. Thoso born after noon will be pioneering and energetic. Legal work Is favored. ORIGINAL 'TEDDY BEARS' KOALA Park, Sidney, Australia, is the home of about 75 Koala bears, friendly little fellows that make devoted pets. The "teddy bear" or a decade ago was a close replica of this native of Australia. It is difficult to keep these animals alive away from the southern continent, since they subsist entirely on a type of eucalyptus leaves found nowhero else. These special green provisions come regularly to the park from distant points. SIXPENNY GREETINGS HIGHLIGHTS of the holiday season In Great Britain Include the Immense popularity of the greeting telegram, now only sixpence. The new low rate brought a flood of over 300.000 wires. Hard on the greeting-card manufacturers, but appreciated by the thrifty English. the Week Andrews hRked in a hot oven until cooked UNTIL recent years Rhododendrons were too big for all but roomy gardens, but with the new race of dwarfs of the Pink Pearl type, that disadvantage has been overcome. It is generally known that Rhododendrons hate lime and that they like peat. So, if your natural soil is a limely one. you can only hope to succeed with Rhododen drons if you excavate the planting sites, remove the original soil to a depth of at least one foot and All up with peat, or a mixture of peat, leaf-mold and compost. Rhododendrons can be grown well in loam and Indeed in most ordinary na Cecil Solly tural soils, If It is remembered that they are fairly shallow and bulky rooters and also that they want plenty of water at all times. So your preparations should be two spade-depths digging, with leaf -mold, or rotted manure In the planting holes. Rhododendrons will do well In half sun or even with less than that. So you may plant the dwarfs on the east or, northeast faces of the mixed shrubbery. Another good idea Is to All a bed entirely with them. The coarser forms of the species Pontlcum will grow quite well with shelter trees branching over them. Or, if you have a damp spot, you might well plant these taller Rhododendrons In it or around the edge of the bog garden or lily pool. FLOWERING CURRANTS YOU can have Flowering Currants, or Ribes Sanguineum, In color varieties of white, pink, bright rose and crimson, and all of them are hardy, free-flowering shrubs that will do well anywhere. The yellow form, Ribes Aureum, is not quite so showy a bush. It grows more strongly than the varieties of Sanguineum, however, and is suitable for mixing In the general shrubbery. Spade-deep digging with a layer of leaf-mold placed In the hole at planting time la suitable preparation for all the Flowering Currants. They are not particular as to exposure: they are quite content with a little direct sun, though they will not do well In dense shade under or near evergreens. FACE FORSYTHIAS SOUTH THE Golden Bell shrubs, or For-sythias are lovely flowers, ond very showy they can be. Thero are several forms of them; Suspcnsa has large, full yellow flowers; Viridlssima has rather smaller flowers, definitely tinged with green, and the cross between the two, Intermedia, has also a little green tinge in its blooms. If you want one form only we recommend Intermedia as the best. All the Forsythlaa flower on the leafless branches (the leaves come later) produced In the previous summer. They are all moderate growers only as to height and thus are suitable for small and medium-sized gardens. The place for Forsythlos is near the front of the shrubbery and facing southeast, south, southwest or west. They are good mixers with other shrubs. The ground for them should be prepared by deep digging and Take a Peep Here's a native Oiinew fixxl hop China and Millcerh.ips the most that vast cntrr? mm m r Fabrlo: Presto Print, a Beau Mondo washable rayon. Pattorn No. 3030 can be purchased for 2. cents each. Please remit In coins or stamps (coins preferred), giving your name, address, pattern number and size. Mnil your order to Five Star Fashions, Suite 4.10. Mills Tower, San Francisco, Calif. Flvo Star patterns are shipped by tlrst-closs mall. Five Star Fashions Suite 450, Mills Tower Son FranciHco, Call. Enclose 25 cents In coins or stamps for Pattern No.. Size Name Address ( Wrap coins securely in paper.) Spring pattern book Is now available at 15 cents each, or If bought in combination with pattern, 35 cents for the pattern and book. TEDDY WHHN we hear of Theodore Koosevelt in Brazil, we usually think of him hunting big game. As a matter of fact, Col. Roosevelt led an expedition on a hazardous trip down an unexplored river. I'p until this time the river was referred to as "the River of Doubt," because no one knrw just where it did have Its course. When the trip started, there was a party of men and seven dugout canoes. Several of the canoes were lost and most of the trip was made with great hardship. But what Roosevelt planned to do, he did. In honor of tho Colonel, the river appears on the maps of South America as "Klo Teodoro." Menu of . By Joan Williamson NEWSI WHEN the Montmorcncys Or the Vere tie Veres Have a blessed event. "It's news my dears!" When the Cohens. The Kellys Or the Sullivans do, "It's another kid And a pity, too!" When the Montmorencys Or the Vere de Veres Take a trip to Reno The whole world hears. When the Cohens. The Kellys Or the Sullivans split, "It serves them right. They stepped into it!" It's very sad But it's very true; It's only "news" When the blood is blue! DIETING TO REDUCE Cut out fat meats you don't need them cat sensibly of lamb, lean beef, fish and fowl. Oo light on butter, cream and sugary sweets eat fruit and vegetables In variety. Gain in physical charm look younger feel younger. Maryland lady writes: "I've lost exactly 21 lbs. and sm so happy to get rid of that bulky fat. My skin it clearer and I feel so much better." Mrs N. S. Take one half teaspoonful of Kru.-chen Salts in a glass of hot wate, before breakfast every morning foi elimination of excess waste add juice of half a lemon. Krueehen costs but a trifle and i! sold the world over try one jar II not Joyfully satisfied money back AdV AO DREAMS These Signs Mean WORMS! Metbtrs slid ilrvtori nr. nft.t, r,ai,t af-f mod, r"- i h netm r 8t';;.!;"T,',r'",""' l?f Troobl.. Nv,ii .,pl1,r , estiaren of all ssm. pranfc th titration -anfriT from 1 W lr lea. nM. fnilt. wt,r. ir Tt7 J'" rramrrs j ..j ten tb. rtilld s stool! cloi.1.. riM.unt rir'irS;1"- - Bv lone I DOUBT IF I EVER CAN! I WISH I had the nlckles and climes. The quarters, the halves and the dollars I've given away to ambitious young men, To make them most excellent scholars ! I wish I had the hats and the coata. The shoes and the old umbrellas, I've packed up in bundles and sent away, To those cannibal-island dwellers! I wish 1 had the paper and stamps. The money I've sent with the hope Of winning a car or a thousand for life As first prize, in a contest for soap. I wish I could start some kind of a racket. Some kind of a contest or plan That would keep me in money clothes and ambition But I doubt if I e'er can ! GOLDEN POUNDS AGA KAHN Is literally worth his weight In gold. The picturesque ceremony of weighing the ruler was one of the features of his recent Jubilee celebration in Bombay. The city was filled with his followers from remote parts of Asia, and tourists from all over the world. To make himself weigh as much as possible since the money Is distributed to the poor the Aga Kahn dresBes in heavy purple robes and an ornamented green turban. As the head of the sect of Ismaeli Mohammedans which counts some fts'e million members throughout Asia, he must play the part of a great potentate. The weighing ceremony is unequalled in modern times and the gold equivalent of His Highness' ponderous body is estimated at 25.000 pounds ster-'ing, In yellow metal. UNKNOWN LOVERS IN BUDAPEST were recently discovered the remains of two unknown lovers In an ancient plot used by the Huns more than 1200 years ago. Apparently the man and girl were wealthy. They are buried with their arms around each other. A rope of valuable pearls Is twined around their necks, binding them together. The man was a warrior his horse 4 arm ar by his side. The wre ww rinkled with precious Itw Hawks ire the forms of $rve the pair In lh rat srld. Uabor Csallany. of the Cson-graml Museum, has uncovered more than 300 different Qila in this area. No. 3030 The Stylist WITH fashion points as new and fresh as Its dainty (rilled collar, this charming afternoon frock Is surprisingly easy for oven the least experienced home dressmaker to "run up." The ruflles edging the demure collar and youthful puffed slcove add charming feminine touchos to the draped blouse. While the low-placed pleats on the skirt are very new and are designed for case of construction find slender lines. With daisies tripping gaily over Ita dark lutckground, the model pictured in made of a soft, smooth rayon crepe which drupes beautifully and Is especially en-denrlng to the fastidious In that It can bo washed often and easily with no fear of fading, running or pulling out at the seams. A liny cluster of daisies high at the throat la an amusing trimming detail of this youthful stylo. Five Star Fashion No. 30;!0 is designed for sizes 12, 14, 16, IS and 20. Corresponding bust measurements 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38. Size 14 (32) requires 4 yards of 39-inch fabric, plus 1 yard contrasting material. ThU tnr h Hilt Jem our ftv million ruatomrr Btit) hvi ninri mono than tvrr lint , . r- ctip f hejf win nay MMI Otr ce. . If ran with t mi M f mrfief on 'p bi1 N ' Hit. CnaO. n'a nil ChlMrrn's Cloth- nd lhlnf far th horn. WRIT! TODAY FOR miC tAlt BOOK A I5TAL CABD PKINOS IT WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY Help Kidneys Don't Take Drantic Drugs Ynv KMneyt ku!b 9 tifij- tttbm or fllim tthtoh mT b MHtencrml by wclwl or drMito, Muting drag. He frWul II Funritooal Kidney or HUtMur fiuordrrt make jvo Mfftff (ram (Ittitn I'p NbtliU. NfTOttiB . IjM ol Pp, Lac IViatv Khtututie IVo. IhMltMPt, ('irriM L'ndfjr Krva. Kftjrttsit, Awdity. Hurnli, Praartini or lifting, you don i tmd lo ukc rhatHV AH rfntgftaU mvm hav tt mart mrWv dnwfri trwtawtit few ihtm trmr- DrvMr'i rmmpim mUH Cyttn (!t-Ttl Wcrfcttt m mi trr In 41 beun It bwmI Mm M Mhtf 4 to tuiriitfrd to nVr ym M rtr young Is m r mono? hvk tm rttum of empty parfcaca. (NrvMa esly k doaa at druggitti and iba gmrtnica wot aria ym. Ad MEDICAL HIOH SLOOO PRESSURE VMaM. IMS E. ink. SrtMfclrn N. I 'j I V i" I Wpmrn ,1 (. tA on M Int. fthom. DrrGAt CLASSinU i a. am at Peiping! in Peiping, former capital ol colorful and historic city in MANY people, I have found, have not fully explored the Havorous possibilities of tongue. When treated with due respect and placed In savory company, the tongue becomes a noteworthy dish I have, for this week, bulit a menu around calves tongue with sauce plquanto. Here It Is: Jetllrd ct)aammfi with Crixp, thin Su'fritah trner poli'cs dmoue, sauce pljMofr Crispy baked potators Grrrn pens Spiino mind Rnptrrric3 and U'Mpprrf rrmm Cookies Cook 7 calves tongues until tender In boiling water to which hss been added 6 sliced carrots, 2 stalks of celery. I onion stuck wllh 8 whole clovea. 1 teaspoon peppercorns. teaspoon salt. Waea tnnguea are dose remans from water m4 rwwov skin aad mol d rstenil in sauce. To maWe tte awe, asatt V wp nrhs mmft el ki tnMr-spoons i fkMir. Inwi. AM 1 rkJ eaa BsssMtsn TVWs aid H tsnifKKSs K, ttm n siiuk nn sin, 1 takJmmom Intv-ar, M taklson capers. 1 rsssflssssw ft0 tt tkS) frve Itrnlifajkl Wth pickles and cold beets. Crtaov baked twtntoes are jug) larci potatoes cut lengthwise In (Wrlps. brushed with butter aiA (0) Q) .

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