Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 7, 1965 · Page 14
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14 -- Friday, May 7, 1965 Redlands Daily Facts BIG AND BOLD I The ihird variety of the Zenrth zinnias to win an All-America Selections award is Yellow Zenith. It has the same big, bold blooms as its predecessors, Bonanza and Firecracker. The ne\v-for-1965 zinnia, Yellow Zenith, is the third in its "family" to win a medal from All-America .Selections. Previous winners •were golden-orange Bonanza in 1964 and brilliant red Firecracker in 1963. Perhaps you've already grown these two varieties, so iiave an idea of what to expect from Yellow Zenith. If not, here's what you'll get: 1-strong, sturdy 30-inch-tall, bushy plants bearing big, bold 5 to 6-incb-wide bright yellow- flowers with curled and quilled petals. 2-Long life and a long blooming period because the plants are .resistant to mildew which causes a white coating to mar many plants. 3-Hybrid vigor, because Yellow Zenith, like the other members of the group, is a first generation hybrid. The story of this prize-winning group of zinnias reads a bit like a detective story. Because the many tiny blooms in what we call a single flower of zinnia are too many and too tiny to .be readily handleable, there was no reasonably inexpensive way of removing either pollen-bearing or seed- bearing parts. And, although plant breeders knew how gor­ geous first generation hybrid zinnias would be, the economics of seed production thwarted their efforts. Then one of the roguers, the men who walk rows of flowers in seed-producing areas to eliminate undesirable types of plants, saw an odd-looking zinnia plant without petals. This proved to have only seed-bearing or female flower parts. This lone plant is the "mother" of all the Zenith zinnias. Breeding work has been going on for 17 years since the freak zinnia was discovered and only within the past few years have the results been offered for use in your garden. You'll find that all the time and money have been worth while when these enormous zinnias bloom for you. Sow the seeds where you want the flowers. Openings in new Home Gardening class in Vucaipa The Home Gardening class of the Yucaipa Adult School is now accepting new registrations for the final eight-week course. The class includes a study of soil conditioning, pruning, planting, lawns, trees, shrubs, roses, irrigation and plant care. Consideration will be given to types of plants which will gt^ow best in the Yucaipa area. A study of the planning and organization of plants (design) will be included. During each meeting flowers, plants and shrubs are given to the members of the class. The class meets on Wednes-. day evening from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in Koom 32 with Mrs. Peeden as the instructor. Class tuition is 50 c6hts plus the quarter tuition fee of $1.75 for new students. Adults interested m attending the Home Gardening Class may register at the Adult Education Office located on the 'Yucaipa High School Campus. For further information, call 797-0151. FHA surveys new houses in this marketing area The Santa Ana Insuring Office of the Federal Housmg Ad- mmistration has surveyed all subdivisions in the San Bernardino - Riverside - Ontario area with five or more houses completed in 1964, according to Mr. Charles P. Deibel, Director. In the 322 subdivisions that met this criterion 7,287 houses had been completed during 1964. A total of 0 houses were sold before construction had started and 7,287 were built speculatively. Of those built speculatively, 3,959 were sold and 3,328 remained unsold on January 1, 1965. The unsold houses were 46 per cent of the speculative construction volume. The sale price range of the new houses completed in 1964 is shown in the accompanying exhibit. Those sold before the start of construction and those started without advance knowledge of a purchaser (speculative construction) are shown separately. For each sale price group, the ratio of the number of unsold houses at the end of the year to the total number speculatively completed is shown in the last column. Of the 3,328 houses unsold, available as of the survey date, 520 had been completed less Agricultural labor Truit tramps? No, son they're harvest hands' Edifors' Note: California farmers, hoping for renewal of the bracero program, have argued that American worl<ers won't do the stoop labor required in some harvesting operations. Chester Seltzer, a reporter for the Bakersfield Californian, spent a day in the pea fields of Kern County this week to learn at first hand what stoop labor is. The following is his story. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (UPI) —The grizzled fruit tramp pick- i— Country— i A Nsw High in ResidenHfl! Living ... In Redlands THIS STUNNING SERIES OF HOMES SETS A NEW STANDARD OF IIVING FOR THE FORTUNATE FEW Four Bodrooms • Family Room • 2 Boths # Single & Two Story VIEW Homes • 5V3% Financing Avoiloble • Sales Office and Models Corner South St. & Sunset Dr. Sales Office Phone 792-9394 from $29,950 FEATURES: REFRIGERATED AIR CONDITION. ING • Poyns 100,000 B.T.U. Forced Air Heating • Fireplaces (2- Story Designs have fwol) • Wood Paneling in Family Room • Ash Kitchen Cobinetry • luminous Kitchen Ceiling • GE Double Oven, Range, Dishwasher and Disposer, all Built-in • Pantry • Genuine Ceramic Tile • Pullman Lavatories • Vanity • Covered Patio • Cedar Shingle Roofs. Directions: From Redlands Fwy. take Ford St. cross Redlands Blvd. and continue on up Oak St. (south) to Franklin Ave. then left to South Ave. and left (east) to Country Tlub Vista. Sales fay FOWLER'S Realtors Established 19U 210 West Citrus, 793-2883 Country Club Vista Dial 792-9384 By CHESTER SELTZER Written for UPI ing peas in the next row said he'd tried to take a step up the social ladder five years ago, but the rung broke. "I went to w^ork for Boeing in Seattle, but when the cherries got ripe, I quit and went fruit tramping again," lie said. "It doesn't matter, though—a hungry eagle's happier than a well-fed rooster." It was 11 a.m. and he had been bent almost double over the pea vines since dawn. The agony showed in his face. "I'm about to give out, but I got to keep going," he said. "Farm work's been scarce as horses in the ocean, and I been missing breakfast, dinner and i supper loo often." In five hours, he'd picked three bushel baskets of peas that weighed up at 84 pounds after the graders had culled nut the blemished pods. At three cents a pound, he had earned 52 .52 for half a day's work. Ifl-Hour Day A spot field survey showed most pea-pickers average between five and eight baskets (luring their 10 hours in the fields. Their earnings ranged from $4.20 to $6.72. One veteran field hand who said he picked 280 pounds, earned SS.40. Out of their meager earnings, those who live at farm labor camps may pay up to $2.50 a day for board plus 50 cents ifor a roundtrip bus ride between the camp and the fields. On your furniture? Let us clear them up with some of our custom refinishing. Boats, Cars, or Appliances also. See us today! 109 E. High Ave. "I used to dress like a head waiter when I had that Seattle job," the grizzled pea-picl?er continued. "But fruit tramping is in the marrow of my bones. A long distance stiff can always find companionship running up and down the railroad tracks." Another pea-picker worked on his knees in the wet, sandy soil nearby. He filled his bushel basket to the top and then straightened, grimacing from the strain on his back, thighs and calves. "It's never popular to be poor—only in the Bible," he said. "A man must have invented stoop labor because a snake never would." More than SO pea-pickers worked speedily in the field, pausing only when they waited their turns at the grading tables and the scales where a woman paymaster gave them their money after each weigh-up. At noon, some paused for a lunch of sardines, milk, hard- boiled eggs and soda from a day hauler's wagon. Others worked on without stopping. At 4 p.m., they piled into buses for the trip back to the corner where they had shaped up in the chilly dark some 12 hours before. On the way home, a husky fieldworker told a joke that brought a laugh from everyone. "A freight train loaded with fruit tramps rode into Wenatchee, Wash., he said "and a little boy said to his mother: 'Mama, look at all them tramps. But his mother said: 'Hush up son — them's not tramps—them's harvest hands.' "Wlien apple harvest ended, the fruit tramps nailed another drag and the boy said to his mother: 'Mama, look at all them harvest hands.' But this time, she said: 'Hush up, son— ain't you got good sense? Them's not harvest hands— them's tramps'." The way homeless fieldhands see it, that just about tells their story. than one month, 815 between two and three months, 1,029 between four and six months, and 963 between seven and twelve months. The FHA office also reported 1,288 unsold houses that had been completed prior to 1964. These houses were in the $12,500 to $25,000 price range, primarily. Builders reported 2,361 houses under construction in the 322 subdivisions canvassed on January 1, 1965, according to Director Deibel; 1,916 of these had not been sold. Total Houses Completed During 1964 Speculative Houses Total Spec. No. Unsold Price Comple­ (a) Sold No. 7o Unsold Group tions (b-c) (b) (c) (c--a) $10,000 - $12,499 ... ... 10 10 10 $12,500 - $14,999 ... ... 409 409 259 150 37 $15,000 - $17,499 ... ... 883 883 510 373 42 $17,500 - $19,999 ... ... 1,869 1,869 1.172 697 37 S20.000 - $24,999 ... ... 1,907 1.907 1,027 880 46 $25,000 -$29,999 ... ... 977 977 461 516 53 $30,000 - $34,999 ... ... 694 694 296 398 57 $35,000 and over... ... 538 538 224 314 58 TOTAL ... 7,287 7,287 3,959 3,328 43 This Is The Week Shrubs that have finished blooming need feeding now ts develop strong new growth. Lawns should be fertilized now, and pay particular attention to chrysanthemums and fast-growing annuals and perennials. A good pair of hedge shears can be the gardener's best friend. Even if you don't have a hedge, they're worth the investment for shearing back ground covers and perennial edgings after bloom. Use them on alyssum, ajuga, capdytuft, chamomile, and snow-in-summer. Geraniums are blooming in pots at the nursery, and this Is an excellent time to add them to your collection. If you're a hillside gardener, bind up soil on banks with the kind of ground covers that root as they spread. Small, well-rooted plants set out close together now will be well- established and "holding their own" by the time fall rains come. Aaron's Beard, New Zealand Sheep Bur, vinca, ivy, and Dwarf Chapparal Broom are a few excellent ones, and your C.A.N, nurseryman can recommend many more. Perennials that can go in now are pinks and carnations, penstemons, verbena, and fi- berous begonias. This is t h e time for starting chrysanthemums, so check your C.A.N, nursery for varieties that will bloom from now 'til Christmas. If your spring gardening is being hindered by a stubborn tree stump, you can get rid of it the easy way with a new chemical stump remover available at most all C.A.N, nurseries. Set out snap beans, tomatoes, carrots, onions, redishes cucumbers and beets now for a fine mid-summer harvest. If you've been passing up azaleas because you can't give them shade, ask your nurseryman about the Sun Azaleas, or Southern Indicas, that actually prefer a good amount of sun. BLUE All the shades of blue you can imagine are likely to appear in tho flowers of this new delphinium, Connecticut Yankee, which bloomt the .first year from seeds sown early. Dark blue, light blue, lavender-blue and all the other shades o£ blue you can imagine, plus purple and occasionally white are the flower colors found in Connecticut Yankee. This new strain ot delphiniums is an All-America Selections winner for 1965. It bears its unusual name for two reasons. First, the strain rt-as bred in a Connecticut garden by Edward Steichen, world- famous photographer. Second, this dwarf delphinium 'is quite unlike the tall, stately Paciflo Coast types which are named for members of King Arthur's round table. So, why not name it for the Connecticut yankee who visited King Arthur's court in Mark Twain's famon.? book? Connecticut Yankee is a per- ennal delphinium which will last for years in your garden. Yet it will bloom the first year from seeds sown early in spring. Thus you will be able to see the flower colors within months and move the plants, if necessaiT, to the places where, they will furnish the same blossom color for several to many years. Flower stems are 2 to 2',i feet long. 3 feet at most. Thus the plants require no staking. The blooms are larger, to 2',4 Inches across, than those o£ the Chinese type delphiniums, jet it Is thiB type that Connecticut Yankeo most closely resem'oles. For true blue flowers In your garden, plant a packet ot Connecticut Yankee seeds as soon as the ground can be worked and enjoy the resr.lts during th» summer. Paneled doors dress up homes If you find yourself at odds with the plain face of so many of the homes built today, don't despair. There are things you can do to improve the situation, and inexpensively. For example, consider the importance of doors — tlie front door, back door, closet doors, bedroom doors, bathroom doors.! If these are handsome paneled doors, the entire house will profit, inside and out. Often installation of interestingly designed doors is all that's needed to transform a plain-jane house to a Cinderella. Cridelich Plumbing TO SERVE YOU DAY AND NIGHT Phone PY 2-1592 Color it carefully— it's home Homes that start small and grow a piece at a time are an old Colonial and frontier-America idea that is in fuU revival today. Starting from a modest one - or two - bedroom original, the today's owner adds a room, builds on a patio, converts a carport to a garage, a garage to a den or a game room. Keeping the growing house from looking chopped - up or makeshift is a problem that can be avoided by making the additions conform to the architectural style of the original. A simple example is to use color to tie a patio to the house, counsels Howard Ketcham, color engineer. "It a patio includes a plastic or canvas awning, pick up one of the awning colors and use it in the trim elements of the wall area nearest the patio," Ketcham says. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads Be modern with Sanitary Plumbing Co. 1248 Wabash Ave. 794-2131 "Look For Our Orango Trucks" NEV/ FURNITURE MADE TO ORDER RECOVERING • REPAIRING • REMODELING • CUSTOM MADE DRAPERIES • CUSTOM BUILT FURNITURE & ANTIQUE SPECIALIST ESTABLISHED 1938 499 WEST STATE STREET REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA V. F. ROY BUS.: 792-1715 RES.. 793-4380 Buyers Guide to IVIedallion Homes To find today's electrically modern homes in every price range look for the Medallion Home Award. You're years ahead in a Medallion Home because it's equipped with thefeatures-of-the-future today. Requirements include a flameless electric kitchen with major appliances, full "Housepower" wiring and abundant lighting. 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