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Nature Nolcs Showy Orchis Extinct in Woods ijv riiK onsKiivicu Ai'oiind our childhood ho/iic tlinc wi 'io niuny wild flowers thiit aUractcd lln' aldTition iitul inli 'rcs". ct curious childnn. There w.-is one phint that was different from other flowers and seemed to he In a clnss by itsolf. It )4''<'w in small eolonlos around 1 boggy place in the wood.s, wjiere water stood in llio spring, hut also was found rarely and singly in other pans of the woods. We did not pick mor • than a spccimcr. or so to take iionie as we weti' Jiware that it was not anything ordinary. A small illustration in a dictionary later afforded a clue to the identity of the plant. The plant pictured in crude cut was called showy orchis. It did aiipeur to be like our special plant, and later It iiroved to be that .species. « • i THE rr .,ANT I.S rnther fleshy and.has two oblong glossy-green le,ive.= some six or eight inches long, sheathing the thick flower stalk ;U its base. This may be four to eight inches tall, shorter ni sometimes taller than the leaves, with up to sis or morn flowers, about an inch long, in a loose raceme_ Th • flowers have been variously described as "magenta- pink-and-white" or "violet-purple mi.ved with llghlc- purple and white," and .also as roseate and while. Thus the flowers are not large iuit the coloration Is reflected in the botanical name. Orchis spocta- bllle. The specific name, of course, meaning showy, was bestowed upon It by Llnn.ieiis in Species Plan- tarum in 1753. Till.S OliCIII.S IS distributed over the easlorn pail of the United State.s and Canadti. It i.s rare in eastern to central Iowa and becomes increasingly r.ire westward. In this and adj.'tcent cotinties II wo« recorded only from the wood at High lake. Its range extends farther west, however, reaching Into the northeastern part of Kansas. As it grows in ricli calcareous woods its natural habitat becomes incn,'- aHillgI.^• uncommon westward In the prairie country. Normally, the showy orchis blooms about the middle of May or shortly after. Much has been written about the speci.ilized pollination of the various orchid y|)euies. Tliese plants are incapable of pollin- izing- thcms<>lvcs and various species depend on certain insects for cross pollination, * * * J'OU fSO.^IK SI'KCIKS this is done by certain long-tongued sphinx moths. The showy orchis is said to be pollenlzed b.v the early-flying, female or queen bumbleb(>es Although its native haunts in the High lake woods have not all been destroyed, It seems to have become extinct theie, na repeated search has not revealed any specimen for more than n dozen years. With some exceptions most of the orchids are rare, sh.v, and retiring, and eventually disappear when changes arc made In their natural habitat. Then wc, like Bryant's south v.ind, as we search for the flower": that once were there, must algh "to find them in '.he wood and b.v the stream no more." "Plain as thv No.sr on Your Face" CumblnlnK tlic Vindicator ud RepubllcJUi. PublUlwd Every EvfnlnE Except Sunday and Principal UoUda>Ti. Entered a« second cla-is matter Oct. 8, 1930 at llie pQstofllce at Ksth- ervlUe. tuwa, under lliea act of llarcn 3. 1879. 4 Friday, May 9, 1952 Owned and Published by: Deemer Lee, E4ltur and Publisher, Robert N, Lee, Ad%-prtl3lnt; M.-inaiter. The A .vitK -lalcd rre-M i» entlUed eiclus- Ively to Uic u.*ft for republication ot a :i the local news printed >n this newspaper aj well as all AP uewi dls- patcbQs. aUBSCRIPTtO.N TERMS By mall In Bmme:, Xo/irji, Palo Alto, Clay, Dickinson. Jhciuon ind Mantn counties; one year S8: Jrix m.,atlis $4.25; three muntlw J2.25; 5 weoks »l. 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Sliaeffer said yesterday a recent report of the national association of manufacturers for the north central region, which includes Iowa, showed an average lowan earning $4,600 a year paid $1,100 in federal and local taxes but spends only $000 a year for food. SINUS SUFFERERS AMAZING NEW DISCOVERY- Quick relief from sinus headaches, pressure In lorehead. soreness In cyoj, achm;: cheek bones, bridge of nose, top nt head, back of head and down neck, can 't think strainht or see well at tinirs, nervousnesis. diiiyness. Thisffeatmeiu relieves most sinus headaches in few minutes and as general rule .sorciics-i in head and neck is entirely relieved ii\ short time, it has given fast and amar- inc relief to thousands. Write for 5 day FREE TRIAU postpaid (o you. no cost or obligation except to return and pay few cents poetagc if not satisfied as this ts not a sample. National L«bar«larl«t, Bex *ii Lodl. Cnllfotnla Erickson and Broivn Gain In Points Boh Erickson and Wayne Brown have made a big gain in points garnered for the Midgets during the current track campaign. Erlck- son's point-total to date is .'^2 and Brown Is .just a one-point behind at .'il'i. Both lads run on the mile lel.i.v team and Brown also takes his place in the sprint relays while Erickson doul)les in the broad jump. Both rank Ix'hind Bob Wehor, the Midget weight man, who spec iali7 .es in thc^ discus and football throw but also tuins up with points in shot put. Welier has amassed •10':; points to date for the Maroon and White. • w * TIIOI) I-OIl FOimTH place are Ni^il Hagerman and Jim Keuland. both of whom run the low hurdles and run a leg in the sprint relays. They have counted 2-1 points. The Midgets are in Cherokee today, competing in the district track meet and working to ([ualify for Enjoy Your IMovics unilcr Uic Stars Sliow starts at ilusk. Showing Today and Saturday rut 0^ 2a CO-HIT ESCAPED KILLER TURNS KIDNAPER - lor venjeanct on "Th» la»y"! .i.»in MICHAEL O'SHEA VIRGINIA GREY * CHARLES MCGEW Produced by HUGH KING • Dirictfd by FEIIX E. FEI5I Stmn Ploy by HUGH KINO ond DICK lltVINO HYlAND the state meet to be held at Ames in two weeks. The Estherville cin- dermen also are pointing for th'> annual LaJtcs conference race which is to be held at Sunderlin Held a week from today with field events and preliminaries in tho dashes and hurdles to be run beginning at 3 p. m. and finals in all track events to start at 7:15 under the lights. • * * OTIIKK I'OINT scorers for the Midgets include Rodger, 22',i; Mahan, 17 1-3; Piepcr, 15^i; Heggen, 15; Smith, 14; Mortland, O'.i; Martens, 8; Athey, 7; Eidc, 5; Waldron, 6; BerryhlU, 5; Johnson, 4; Blake, 4; Orush, 4; Bloom, 2; Amundson 2; Robinson, 2; Hoffmeycr, 2; Dawald, 1; and Rcah, 1, OOLLIVER, Looks Aft<*r Projiorty. Mrs. Lars Peterson of Worthing, S. D., spent Monday In DoUlvor looking after property she owns here. Visit Fish Hatchery. Junior high school students accompanied by their teacher, Mr, Donald Tvedte and Mrs, Tycdto and bus driver, Carl Oricse, spent Friday visiting the fish hatchery and the bottling works at Spirit Lake. Wolves Held To One Kun, Lose^ 4 to 1 liy .lAMKS CIIALSTBOM Fort Dodge swept the two game series with the Wolves, boating them at Fort Dodge yesterday, 4-t, ;in a fteven-lnning 'ifamc. Again the Wolves' hitting, or lack of it, vaa the reason for the defeat, Thi Wolves collected only three hits. The Eslherville run came in thi top half of the fourth inning when Don Uccd led off with a base on balls. Peterson laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt sending Roed to second base. Iverson then scored Reed with a single over second base_ Burger got another base on ballJ but Pemble grounded out anl Hartman struck out to end the po.-i- siblllty of the Wolves scoring more than one run. • * * I'OBT nODCE got two runs in the last half of the fourth innln.; as a result of an unusual play. Tho leadoff batter was called safe a.( first on a close play. The next batter struck out but the ne.xt man up got double to score the first runner. He then attempted to steal third. Burger's throw went to Fogarty backing up third base and the runner attempted to score thinking the throw went into left field. Fogarty's throw to the plate was perfect and Burger tagged th ? runner out. He dropped the ball but picked It up and tagged the runner again before he touched home plate but the umpire thought the runner had already scored ai allowed the run. Fort Dodge's other two runs came in the last half of the si.xtl. when Hartman walked Holmes and Etzol blasted a home run over the short left field fence. Next appearance for the Wolves IS Tuesday. May 13 when they entertain Eagle Grove at Jaycee field nt 3 p. m. BOX SCORK GLKNN FORD l^RGKS WIFK Ruth Roman to keep her chin up despite adversity in this scene from "Young Man with Ideas," M-G-M's family comedy coming to the Grand theater screen Sunday and Monday. Denise Darcct also stars in this offering with Nina Foch and Donna Corcoran in support. Red Sox Worries Ai-e Over, "Phantom Bill" Available Ksther\illf r h o n Calhaii, lb 3 0 0 3 0 Duffy. '.Jb •1 0 1 1 -» Fogarty, ss 4 0 0 1 •> R<-ed, If •y 1 u -> 0 I'eterson. cf •» 0 I 1 1 Iverson, rf 3 0 1 0 Burger, c 1 0 0 6 0 I'emble. 3b 3 0 0 0 >) Hartman, p 3 0 0 1 I Totals •,•3 1 8 18 " Fort Dodge Hb r h o u KtzeL If 4 I 2 U 0 Cervine, lb 4 0 » 0 Gallatin, 3b 3 0 0 1 3 Black. <• 4 0 1 9 0 Sotzeii. cf 3 0 0 0 0 eleven, ss 3 0 1 1 1 llabbitt, rf 3 0 0 •i 0 liolme.s, 3b 2 2 0 0 Cordos, p 3 0 1 0 1 Totals 29 4 9 21 6 Summary: Errors, Duffy, Calhan, Burger; RBI, Iverson, Ktzel 2; HR, Etzcl; SO, Hartman 5, Cordes 9; BB, Hart^ man 2, Cordes 5; Left on ba.se., EsthervlUo 6, Fort Dodgo 8; Winning pitcher, Cordes; Losing pitcher, Hartman (d-S). Esther>1Uo 000 100 0 Fort Dodge 000 202 x Trumpet Blast Gets Results for Husband Cairo, Egypt, May 9 (/P)—Loud trumpet blasts were hoard at 2 a. m. in the Salda Zclnab district of Cairo. Cairo has been under curfew from midnight to 5 a. m. since the fire riots of last Jan. 26. A policeman who investigated found a man leaning out the window blowing for all he was worth. Tho trumpctccr greeted the po liceman with open arms. ' "You'ro just the man I want," he said, "my -witc is having a baby ond I couldn't go out to get th:; mldwlfo because of tho curfew," Irish monks lived In Iceland be fore It was occupied by the Norsemen. Coming . . . Tues., May 27 Itoospvolt Gym—8:00 p. m. Cedric Adams Show Singing — Dancing — Music Audience Participation—News Broadcast Sponsorctl Beta Sigma Phi Tickets on Sale Saturday May 10, 17 and 24 at Fareway Store — Penney's Boone Jewelry l*iano Courtesy Krat'tt Music Co. Pitching worries for the Red Sox are over for the 1952 season. Clul> officials have been given the opportunity to hire one of the finest chuckers since Dizzy Dean—a guy who throws a "lot of shut outs, a low hit. low score pitcher, who bears down on every pitch" and is "never bothered with a sore arm." AH it takes to get "Phantom Bill" down to Estherville for the 1932 campaiicn is a "small bank check for S25 to cover transportation and expenses" and the management will get that back. And this pitcher has his own uniform, glove and shoes. No extra expense to worry about in those departments. * » .* TH>; LETTER offering his services came from "Phantom Bill," (that's not his real name) to the Rod Sox May 4 from a Minnesota city. It reads like one of the late Ring Lardner's "You Know Me Al" stories. The guy is either a great showman and/or a great pitcher or overstocked with self-admiration and confidence. You be the judge. "Dear Sirs: "I seen your ad in the Sporting News. I am a top notch Cross Fire and Curve ball Pitcher (Right Handed) ago 30 wt 160 Ht 5-3 (Class A Pitcher) I received a Big League offer witli Pitsburgh N. L. * * .T "I HA>'E A fast side arm cross fire hall a very good over handed and underhanded out Drop a good sidearm out curve and a Very good overhtmdcd Slow Drop (change of Pace) "I am also a first class third Base Men and out fielder, a hard hitting Left Handed Batter with a batting average of 358 for ten summers a fast and smart base runner, I am also a lead oft batter. I have a style of Pitching that is Very hard and Very difficult to hit, and I am a low hit and low Score Pitcher and I bear down on every Pitch. I am never bothered with sor arm, as I know tho secret of warming up right and 1 guarantee to win for you. * * * "I HAVE A uniform shoes and glove, and if you care to do me a Special favor by mailing me a Small Bank check for $25.00 to cover transportation and Expenses. Now you may deduct this $25.00 from my Salary, or I'll Pay you back in full if you arc not completely satisfied. I been playing 14 years. Please answer by Special Delivery Letter, and I can Report at once and oblige. "Yours Sincerely" "PS I can pitch two to three games per week. I Pitch a lot of Shut outs." Red Sox fans, wouldn't you like to see a pitclier with those qualifications working tor the home club this summer? We would too. Innocent Youth, 18, Gets Pardon From Governor Des Moines, May 9 (/!•>—Doors of the Polk county jail swung wide for Leroy Smith, 18, of Des Moines yesterday, after he received a pardon from Governor William S. Boardslcy. The governor issued the pardon after receiving letters from County Attorney Clyde Herring, district Judge Dring Needham and Sheriff Thomas L. Reilly, stating that Smith was innocent of the crime for which ho was scntcnted. Smith was placed In tho jail in March to serve nine mpnths on a charge of receiving stolen property. He contended all along he was innocent. He was sentenced on the basis of a statement by Clyde Bass, 18, who told County Attorney Herring last Tuesday his accusation against Smith was untrue. Bass related ho implicated Smith l)ecau8e "I was sore at him at the time. We had an argument partly over a girl friend ot mine who Smith was trying to go with." Smith told Horrlng he ploadod guilty March 29 to tho stolon property charge because he feared ho would bo relurnod to Jasper county, where ho was on parole from a 12-month sentence for breaking and entering. ^rYVYVVVY ^'*yvvv ^'VYyrnrry^ ^ u Give Mo the t' a <iay away from the kitchen this Sunday Here's Our Mother's Day Speacial! Spring Chicken yirginiu Baked Ham Roast Sirloin of Beef only $|00 Feller Tdls What's Wrong With Yankees By ,IOE REICULRB New York, May 9 -Bob Pel Irr, who has pitched against tho New York Yankees more tlmo3 than any active hurlar, appeared to be the logical person to nsk the question in most everybody's mind fodny. "What's wrong with the Yankees?" The former premier pitcher in baseball, still a very effective hurler with the Cleveland Indianst, didn't hesitate a moment as he replied. * <• * "THAT'S EVIDENT, isn't It: They don't have that left handed power any more. Sure, they mlos Joe DlMagglo. But they also mlsa those lefthanded long ball hitters who used to murder you in Yankee stadium. Yogi Bcrra, who can rea ch the 'seats, probably will help, but he is not enough." Feller, who's been facing the Yankees on and off since 1936, excluding three and throe-quarter seasons he spent in the navy, reflected for a moment and added ruefully: * • * "BOV, HOW r would like to have pitched against this Yankee team 10 years ago. It's a cinch I wouldn't be behind them now. "Tho trouble is, I don't know who has slipped more, the Yankees or Feller." By being behind. Bob meant that tho Yankees h.id beaten him more times than he has beaten them. As he said this, tlie Yanks, only club to have an edge over him, held 33 victories over him against 28 losses- A few minutes later, Feller was to register his 29th triumph over the Yanks by a 12-5 score althougli he needed relief from Bob Lemon. * * "UNDERSTAND," Feller said, "I'm not being critical of the Yankees. They're a good club. They have good pitching, a. fine defense and lots of .speed. It's just that the team doesn't have those long ball hitters any more. The kintl that made the Yankees famous as the Bronx Bombers." Casey > Stengel, wise old Yankn.- manager, explained the club's difficulties in his own inimitable way. "Wanna know what's tho trouble with the Yankees?" he asked. "Simple. They're weak on pitched balls with men on base." DOLLIVER Guests from Austin. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton LaBar and son Larry of Austin, Minn,, were guests . ^t the Vic Whalcn homo from Friday evening until Sunday evening. Also dinner guests at thj Whalens on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Benjamin and Karon. Observe Golden Wedding, Mr. and Mrs. William Stow and children spent Sunday at Thor. Mrs. Stow 's parents, Mr. and Mrs S. Guddall, were observing their 80th wedding anniversary by holding open house. Move to Fort Dodge. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Weber have moved to Mrs. Leroy Peterson's house. Mrs. Peterson and sons have moved to Fort Dodge where Mr. Peterson has been employed for some time. Guests from Fairmont. Guests at the Mrs. Olive Eckhart home on Wednesday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Persons and Judy and Mr. and Mrs. George Koenocke, all of Fairmont, Minn. TONITE AND SATURDAY Indians Move Into Tie for First Place NATIONAL LEAOVl!: W. L. Pet GB Brooklyn 13 4 .785 ... New York 14 6 .737 .. Chicago 12 8 .600 2'.a Cincinnati 13 8 .600 2>.'St. Louis 10 11 .476 5 Boston 8 13 .381' 7 Philadelphia 6 12 .3S3 ;7fe Pittsburgh 4 18 .182 lUi- Thursday's Results: New York 3 St. Louis 0, Boston 6 Chicago 4, Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, postponed, rain. (Only games scheduled). Saturday's Schedule: New York Boston 12 noon, Philadelphia 'At Brooklyn 4 p. m. and 6 p. m., Pitta- burgh at Chicago 12 :30 p. m., Cincinnati at St. Louis 7 :30 p. m. AMEIIICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet GB Boston 14 6 .70o .... Cleveland 16 7 .882 Wi\shlngton 11 7 .611 2 St Louts 11 10 .524 Z\i: New York 8 11 .421; 6'/a Chicago 8 12 .400 6 Philadelphia 7 11 .380 6 . Detroit '4 14 .222 9 Thursday's Results: Cleveland 112 Now York 5, St. Louis 9; Philadelphia 8, Chicago 4 Boston 2, Washington 4 Detroit 4 (suspended', game, called end 11th to catch traia —to be completed May 31). Saturday's Schedule: Boston at New York 12 noon, Washiiig'ton at Philadelphia 12 noon,- St. Louis a: Cleveland 12 noon, Chicago at.De­ troit 1:30 p. m. WESTERN LEAGUE ! Last night's gomes; Denver 2 Omaha 1, Colorado Springs 4 "Lincoln 2, other games postponed. * OUmELL Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Silopx and Mrs. Fred SUcox were with relatives in Minneapolis and St. Paul Satuiday to Wednesday. Betty Engel wont to LIndatroin with Charlotte Gabrielson Friday to Sunday. The ladles are teachers and roommates at St. James. Last week both of these ladies attended the Avedding of a classmate from Macalester college at Watertown, S. D. The families of C. A. Elbert, M. H. Silcox and Faye Elberta of Folr- mont enjoyed a wiener roast at the Howard Silcox home Wednesday night. WANTEDfe MJSVMOKAII ;TiTjrsr';;wL.^u F^TMFHV ILLS CO-HH' Zane Grey's "CODE OF THE WESF' Starting Sunday Continuous Sunday from 1:00 p. in. VIO FLINT LAPIB? 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