The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 6, 1944 · Page 5
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 5

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, October 6, 1944
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AROUND THE GARDEN With ALVtN PERKINS- We are fortunate to have in our blend of copper rose. This Iris Js ' (flty sc'>eiaj persons who are authori- .tiea on specialized fields of planting. One of our foremost men is. Forest Lynn, whose forte is bearded iris. I have been interested in the various types and varieties of iris for the past few years, and have always found Mr. Lynn to be. a willing con- Piiltant. night, hero I might add that Mr. Lynn is also a chrysanthemum expert. We shall draw on this knowledge next spring. I wrote Mr. Lynn this last week for some hints on iris planting. It seema that he plants and replants Iris as soon as they finish blooming Jn June. However, because this practice involves much care during the hottest months, he advocates August as the best time for planting for the busy gardener. • To quote Mr. Lynn: "The time to replant is as soon as possible after the old iris have bloomed. My first vacation job is to plant iris. However? planting them requires lots of watering during the hot weather (is Iris must have lots of water until they have established a root system of one to two years. If the new Iris we among or near new plantings of iris, the old iris may receive too much water and develop root-rot. This may be prevented by an application of gypsum. The advantage of .Tune planting is more and better blooms—but it is for more work. Therefore, fur this reason, all of August and September are good for planting iris. For the person who is interested In tall beared iris, I've news of some new introductions. For many years now Oregon has produced some truly beautiful specimens. , . I noted this year, while looking i through the listings of introductions, i there are three special ones which j Fhould bo ot interest to every flower lover. . "National White" attains a height Of around •)") inches, and is pure in lla white tones. There are many Whites on the market, but because of this iris' fine branching quality, it is considered to bo the best. "Cherry Red," the second of the ithree new varieties, Is an excellent Iblcolor. It starts at the top of the 'blossom in a velvety cherry red, and goes down to the beard in a dark gold. This is said to be the only red of its kind. The third, "Mystic Shrine," is a SOLVOID COLD STUFFED NOSE? 12 drops in each nostril I shrink membranes. You I breathe easier. Caution: I Use only as directed. Get IKNETRO NOSE DROPS slightly fragrant, and has good sized flowers on well branched stalks. The three iris I have mentioned are new introductions for the year 1944. It is only fair that, due credit is Riven the national iris gardens at Keaverton, Ore., where this iris was introduced. Howard Weed, the proprietor of the gardens, is a gradxiate of Miehi- Kan State College. He graduated in 1RS9, and received his degree In 1890. lie started his present business In TfllO, and since then has been bringing forth fine specimens of the old varieties, and many ot his own. Each year new iris ore introduced, and the prices are grounded upon the quantities they have of each. The three 1!)44 introductions I noted are around $L'5, but it you care to wait, as most of us do until next year or the year after, the prices will be down to a regular level, There are many iris that have been at rock bottom prices for the past a or 10 years. There are many beautiful copper shades in the older introductions as well as the white, cream, yellow, blue, purple, red, lavender and pink shades. Copper lustre, Cascade crystal, and Frills are all preceded by the name Copper. They are all excellent, copper-brown- iris that have flecks of yellow in them. As far as I am personally concerned. William Mohr is the finest lilac iris there is. it will attain a height of 40 inches and is headed-by a large pale lilac blossom veined In a glowing violet. The blossoms are very fragile looking, but stand up very well for house use. There are hundreds of iris which T cannot list here because of limited spiice. but J can assure you that Hakersl'ield is a good climate for most any iris. I think this is a good place to add the name of another type of iris. "Siberian Iris" are not well known, hul deserve a. place, in any garden They have long stems and grass- ike foliage. They have flowers a hit smaller than Dutch Ida, ant lave the truest, strongest colors of my of the iris family. The plants lo well in partial shade, and are ex ceptlonally good for house use. Siberia! iris attain a height of 3J nches, but usually range around half that height. The most intense purple you wil ever see in an iris is that of the •iiberial iris, Lady Northcliff. It s described as being a "stylish look ing rich bright violet" flower. Snow crest is the best of the white, while Snnqulnea is a fine clear blue. Next week I will discuss other types of iris with a special empha sis on the much favored Dutch iris Anyone wishing questions an swered, please send a stamped, self addressed envelope to J. Alvln Per kins, 308 Adams street, Bakersfield Fairfax Grange Will Give Dance Saturday The first in a series of bi-monthh dances and dinners will be held n Fairfax Orange hall Saturday eve ning. The affair which is open t< the public will bo the first dance t be held at the hall since the mort gage on the building was burned a recent ceremonies. Speakers at the mortgage burnin event were W. L. Smith, master an state grange executive officer; Mar Lindsay, farm adviser: Lewis Burtcl agricultural commissioner and visi ing masters. Charter members wci introduced and refreshments were served by ladies of the Orange. West Side Co-ordinating Council Sets Year's Work T.\ I"!', C ._ sprei.'il projeets \ Alott, M.ijor C. If. I' Mr?. C. which \veie setup I'm 1 invostisratliMi, consideration ;i]nl rerorumend.'ition nt n reeent meeting of the West Co- ordin.-ttinp; Council inrluded use of the curt'evv l;i\v in proteetinp; children: improvement »f iiuhlle reM facilities for thp Tal't are;i; and de- Mitchell. Mi-,-. Pauline Sewell. Mrs. F.dn.-i Abbot I, Xehna Kane. Howard MeKihhen. and Captain Elsie Hoaglimd: character building. Mrs. Don : Kenny. chairman. Mrs. Martha 1 Kllen Cheney. .loseph Spellacy. Mrs. \ J. 1 . Mrs Margaret Mulroy. PT A TO AID CHEST MEMBERS HEAR REPORTS ON JUVENILE TOPIC Friday, October 6, IV44 5 vclopmcnt of a West Side museum i Wilma \Vobb. Mrs. John Stephens. Heartening evidence of a stronger parental interest in th» high school students at HaUersfir-ld High School for tlio henefit of thp school children and adults in connection with the schools si nd library. Thp council i.-' m;ikinn plans to participatp in Ihe Kern ('ounty .Mental Hygiene society this veal', and a special committee of .M !.--.•» Xelm.'i K'ane. chairman. Howard McKilihon, K. M. .lohnsloii. and Mrs. f!r;ico \Viird was appointed to cn-ordin.'i IP the society and West Side Council efforts. President 'Wiley K. Peterson announced the following committees to serve for the year: Adjustment com- mltttoe. .T. W. Howe, chairman, Mrs. Klixaliclh Horden, William Costello, Mrs. Carmen Tuft. l")r. Amies Tarr. Judpe Henry Haron. .Judge Hurry Bentty, T.ei >v Carlson, Margaret Burke, the Reverend Carl Stocking-, Miss Elolse Smith. C.lenn WorlinK and J. U. Anderson; environment. Yern McT-cod, chairman. Mrs. C,rnce Ward, Bert Higpins. Mrs. Krma Franklin, John Stephens, Mermon Marvin Ooode. K. MeLennan, i was rcalizod this eek with the an- NKA Tek'iiholo. Ill'RRICANE SLKVIVOKS RESCUED— Survivors of Coast Guard Cutter Jackwon, which sank in recent hurricane off Virginia coast, are transferred from wing of coast guard piano into rescue vessel which rushed them ashore for hospitali/ation. A destroyer and another coast guard cutter were lost in the storm with heavy loss of life. ; Mrs. L. A'ierra and Virginia Appling: j finance, K M. .!. .lohnstnn, chair- I man, James A. .Joyce, A. W. Xoon. j Jumps A. Wilson, and .1. .1. Larman: j ' research. Harold V\ paver, chairman, j C. K. Lindhnlm. Kenneth Skeen, and i Mrs. Fern Mall. j ! With the exception of the month 1 : of December, the third Monday of J ; each month was selected for the regular meet ing nights. ; Tho«e attending the opening meeting were \V. K. I'eterson, president, j I.eroy CarlMin. .Mrs. Don Kinncv, : Mrs. John Stephens. Howard McKib- hen. Major Charles A. Cochran, Mr. ; and Mrs. .7. \V. Howe, .Toe Spellacy, Harold Weaver. Kenneth Skeen. j Miss Eloise Smith, Milton Ross, Mrs. j Grace Ward. The Reverend Carl I Stocking. Mrs. Carmen Tuft, John I O'Brien, Mrs. n. K. McLennan. Miss ! X.Plma 'Kane, Mrs. Harrv Abbott, E. M. Johnston, and Captain 13. Hogland. PERSONAL MENTION MR. AXD MUS. UALPH GAL- ! MR. AXD MRS. H 1-1RKATII and children, Alvin and Rirhara, of Wilmington are spending ii few days with Mr. Galbreath's parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. i I'. CLARK of Los Angeles visited with friends and transacted business in Delano recently while on their way to San Franeisod. W. Gallireath in Lost Hills. |MR. AXD MRS. BK.MTn RODR1- Mil AND MllS. BILL RAY of i l}\°K'/< of Delano are announcing Delano are announcing the arrival | the arrival of a daughter, October of a son October - at the Delano' -I, at Ihe Delano Hospital. Hospital. ', MILS. CLF.O SCIUYKN of Delano is MISS DIXIK WILLIAMS, owner of : convalescing at nn Oildale hos- the Delano Hospital, is recovering I pital 1'rotn a recent major opera- froin her recent, illness. ' lion. nouncernent by Mrs. H. H. Hutcheson, president of Makprst'ield High School I 1 . T. A., thit in the recent membership contest among fresh man and snphoni»ro Kngli'-h and so cial science classes an impressive total ol' >>:>"_' new memberships was obtained. Tin; membership committee i om pus-d of Mrs. Hiitcheson, Mrs. 10. S. I'ickctt. Mrs. Leon lluskey, and E. Men Evans, announce,! that winning the contest was Klvin Hedgecock's second period science class, with 4 ( > memberships. .Second place was won by Mrs. I'Yrn Doe's sixth period English class, with .'17 membership: third place went to' Miss Marguerite John- l son's seventh period English class, with 22 memberships, and Miss Bonnye Peal's fourth period social science class won fourth place with Hi' memberships. Mrs. Hutcheson announced today that as a reward for the fine showing members of Mr. Hedgocock's second period class will he treated to an ice cream and jiie. party to be sponsored by the P. T. A Delano Private Killed in Pacific Theater Private Melvin F. \Vhite, son of Mrs. Minnie M. White of Delano, has been killed in action in the southwest Pacific according to a report by the war department throuHh Associated Press. jrank Co. Semi-Weekly "Zooms" Howdy, Folks: Per Person Is Told TaftWarChest Quota Public Information Chairman for Drive Addresses Chamber TAFT, Oct. 6.—Waller Keene. public information chairman for the West Side War Chest dirve announced at (he chamber of com mcrce luncheon this week that the quota per person would be $2.10 per $]<W salary in the drive to raise $2S,.'i47.71. Lieutenant-Colonel Robert W. Hornby of Santa Ana was announced as the speaker for the kickoff breakfast to be held at the I "SO club on Monday October 9 at 8 a. m. October reports included an account of the launching of the S. S. j Ruena Vista Hills attended by both [ Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Wenzel and Su- ! pervisor A. A. Xeon and daughter. Frances recently. A report by Verne i McLeod that Duke Langfry, a Life j photographer, had been in Tart 1ak- j ing pictures of Elk Hills and Taft j Alloy Steel Company for national j publication. ; Henry Barnes stated that the 20 J new houses to be built will be in the , city of Taft instead on a site east] of town as previously planned. WILL ATTEND CONFAB J. II. Hanks, Kern county assessor, will attend a convention of ,the ! state board of equalization in Sacramento October 23 through 26. mazing at Twenty-fifth and Chester 59 50 Mw 30% Into To* WARDS LOVELY BLUE FOX- DYED CONEY "I thought it would be mue/i more expensive,*', one lady said recently. Yes I—blue fox-dyed eoney does look impressive — especially \ with the sweeping tuxedo, spirally worked sleeves and deep turn-back cuffs. But it's low-priced and easy to own*., at Wards! A*k about our convenient Uyaway and Timo Payment Plans; "Where Parking b Easier" Phone 7-7871 WARDS COLORFUL SUEDED WOOLS! Maybe it's the fabric—soft, soft sueded all wool. Maybe it's the brilliant colors—the fuchsias, greens and blues. What- ever it is ... we've never had coats that made a hit with so many people! Prefer chesterfields? Boy coats? Dressmakers with flange fronts? They're all here. And you'll love them, too, we know. M You can buy it today! Ask about Wards Layaway and Tim* Payment Plans. ontgomeryWard Twenty-fifth and Chester "Where Parking Is Easier" Phone 7-7871 Buy War Bonds From Uncle Sam Buy Meat From Frank Meat Company Thank You Frank's Reporter •**•

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