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May 9, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

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MAY 9 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZEITK SEVEN Mrs. L. J. Dickinson Tells of Charm and History of Trees, Flowers. EDITOR'S NOTE--Mrs. L. 3. Dickinson, wife of Iowa's senator, attends a May day picnic lit the white house and finds here much new material and many reminiscences for her letter to Jane. Dear Jane: A May day nicnic--and in the white bouse gardens--not such a p'cnic as we would have in the woods at home, paper plates and paper napkins and such, but an al fresco affair, nevertheless, Mrs. Roosevelt called it a picnic so that is what I will call it. Mrs. Roosevelt has been our guest on several occasions at our senate ladies' luncheons this winter and last week she called up Mrs. Garner, wife of the vice president and also the presiding officer of the ladies of the senate (as we are called), and suggested that we let her entertain us at our last meeting which was to be May 1. And of course we were delighted. So, at 1 o'clock promptly, very promptly, some 80 of us were waiting in the green room at the white house to meet Mrs. Roosevelt, our hostess. And we had to wait some time as Mrs. Roosevelt had promised to make a radio address during the farm and home hour, but we didn't mind. We wandered from one room to another, through the green room, the red room, the blue room and the state dining room. And we decided they needed new curtains and upholstery. One does not think of that during the large receptions when the huge chandeliers are ONE PAIR OF SHOES . . . might cripple you for life. YOUR FEET CANNOT AFFORD TO TAKE CHANCES Keep them in the constant T ·*· care of 14 E. State St. Where Shoes Are Really Fitted RUGS DRAPES CURTAINS Skillfully Cleaned Phone 788 or 789 We Carry-VAUGHAN'S and FERRY'S S E E D S JOHNSTON'S F L O W E R S Across From Park We Telegraph Flowers rhono 323 10 First Street N. W* DAILY CROSSWORD PUZZLE ghted and there are flowers round but in the daytime the ooms look rather dreary. Tables In Garden. Finally the head usher announced o us that the first lady was waiting ;o greet us on the south portico. Vith Mrs. Garner leading the way ve went out on to the porch and after speaking to Mrs. Roosevelt wandered down into the garden 'here small tables had been set. It is a lovely garden--not too big nd surrounded by a hedge. Many pring flowers were in bloom be- ween small low hedges which are et.out in symmetrical designs. The ugc branches of two magnolia irees- hang over the hedge at one nd of the garden and here are white settees and chairs. Under a uge tree near the garden and from which a big swing hangs belonging :o Sisty and Buzzy was a red and white marquee (a marquee for the vhite house but a plain everyday ent, really). A table in the marquee was loaded with salads and ham and colored waiters were hovering around it filing plates First we were served with ice cold tomato juice which asted especially good as it was a really hot day. Then we had salad, ham, hot rolls, coffee, ice cream and chocolate angel food cake. Instead of eating her dessert Mrs. Roosevelt spent the time visiting a bit at each table. Southern Negro Stories. After lunch a Mrs. Katherine T. Jones entertained us with several of her famous southern Negro stories. She has gained fame through her jortrayal of "Calliope," the lovable )ld Negro mammy. Some one mentioned the president's swimming MO! and Mrs. Roosevelt hearing her laid, "Don't you want to see it?"-and is there anything in the white house that we do not want to see? --not so far, anyway--our curiosity never seems to fag. The pool is between the residence part of the white house and the of- lices. It is a beautiful pool but not as deep as I supposed it would be. Although it was supposed to be a picnicky lunch the china used was very lovely and fine and the silver was sterling and was marked with v 'President's House." The knives and forks and other flat ware used in the white house are not of one period alone. It was not so long ago :hat it was all melted up and made into convenient table equipment. White House China. Until the second Mrs. Wilson came to the white house, each first lady bought whatever dishes she wished and of whatever pattern she fancied. Mrs. Wilson conceived the idea of having china designed especially for the white house. The following first ladles liked this idea, too, so each spring replacements sufficient to insure an unbroken service for 100 were ordered. The china chosen by Mrs. Wilson .j made in America and has an ivory body with a. deeper ivory border. Two narrow bands of gold edge the border, each band being decorated with bars and stars in raised gold. The only other decoration is the United States shield, also in raised gold, which adorns the border. I never go to a white house garden party but what the memory of SCALP IRRITATION Eczema itching, dandruff scales, dryness, relieved and soon improved bf the special medkatioffof ."" FINK'S SMART APPAREL OFFERS MOST PRACTICAL GIFTS Mother will long remember her gift if you give her a coat or dress from Fink's. COATS FOR MOTHER As Low As Every Material Silk Liued Easily Worth Double DRESSES FOR MOTHER Beautiful $| .59 Cottons JL Fine Silk $0.90 Crepes v DOTS PLAIN PRINTS All Sizes 35 43 sr iU Z7 44 36 5a 25 iS 32 46 ST 81 ACROSS ' 1--A narrow band of linen or cotton cloth 16--40 days of fasting: 10--The tent maker 11--Without end 12--Gen. Balbo's air · 14--TO charge with air 17--Observes 18--Loud kiss 21--Not shut 22--Thus 24--Unit 25--Bone 25--In no manner 27--Pertaining to win? 28--Atmosphere 29--Read}-, , fire 30--Correlative- 31--Contraction for it is 33--And (L.) 35--At any time 38--City in Germany 40--Let or lease 43--One who makes a raid 45--Residences 47--Skin or flesh 48--Mud 49--Depressing 50--A volcano in Sicily DOWN 1--A large book 2--Pile UP 3--Soft cushion 4--Ages S--Devil 6--A hole 7--Night before 8--Emperor of Home-(possessive) 19--Share ( 12--Apart 13--In reference 15--Tellurium ;1G--Foes 19--Ditch around a fortress (pi.) ! 20--Stop 23--Paddle : 25--Mineral i 30--Direct -v. ! 32--Mohammedan religion 34--A prickls 36--Virginia. 37--Dry (Scot.) 38--Evening (Heb.) 39--Cognomen 41--Thought 42--Royal Engineers 44--Eon 46--Tool for drilling Aniwer to previom puizle 15 SOUTH FEDERAL AVE. PHONE 484 my first view of the grounds comes back to me. There was a flock of sheep eating there and the big iron gates was locked and barred. It was during the Wilson administration at the close of the World war. Horse Chestnut Trees. But now the gates are wide open and the south lawn of the white house with its rolling grounds and beautiful fountain is especially lovely this time of the 'year. The huge spreading horse chestnut trees and locusts with their massive white blossoms and the other blooming shrubbery make a pleasing contrast to the many stately and historic trees. Nearly 80 large trees surround the mansion. Most of them are oaks, elms, ashes, lindens, maples and beeches--although there are quite a number of evergreens. There are Japanese cherry trees, the flowering almond, the varnish tree and Japanese witch hazel tree, also a willow and a Persian lilac. On the grounds, too, is a beautiful white birch--the tree chosen nationally to honor motherhood. This tree was planted in 1924 by the American Forestry association in honor of the mothers of the presidents. The great oak standing near the east entrance is known as the Hitchcock oak. This tree was raised from an acorn planted in 1904 by Ambassador Prank H. Hitchcock, with the good wishes of Theodore Roosevelt, then president. John Qulncy Adams was a great lover of trees. He was called the "tree planting Mr. Adams" and probably was responsible- for the planting of many of the beautiful trees surrounding the white house. Tree Planters. President Hayes planted an elm on the north lawn and Benjamin Harrison followed with a sweet gum on the northeast lawn. President McKinley planted a scarlet oak on the west lawn and Theodore Roosevelt set out several fern leavec beeches. Harding planted a tree am Hoover planted a white oak from the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky on the south lawn. An old tree guarding the white house gate has often been referred to as the "Bulletin Tree" because of the .aim that bulletins were posted on hourly from the doctors at the edside of the wounded President ·arfield. Planted Magnolias. The group of beautiful magnolias n the south grounds were planted y Andrew Jackson. The only first ady to plant a tree on the white ouse grounds was Mrs. Grover Cleveland. It was she who set out he Japanese maple. When Mrs. Taf t fa first lady she had a'hedge fence 'Uilt along the west side, thinking t would insure a little more privacy. When war was declared President Wilson decided that some sheep hould be imported as an economic eature. They would keep the grass lipped but they did more than that. They ate up Mrs. Taft'e hedge. It was the first Mrs. Woodrow Wilson who arranged the hodge lodge of planting into the formal gardens. Mrs. Wilson dared to trans- ilant the Dolly Madison rose bushes and to move some other bushes about thereby giving more of an irdered air to the gardens. Large iolets, the pride of Mrs. Hoover in he garden of her S street home, were planted by her around the white house. They come up every spring. It was Mrs. Cooldige's idea o have the lawns dotted all over with crocuses and early spring flowers. Affectionately, MYRTLE C. DICKINSON. Mother's Day! . . . it's Sunday--and you'll want to look your very best. Send your clothes to the Model- Unique for perfect Cleaning and Pressing service. We call for and deliver your apparel at "cash and carry" prices. Phone 49. Model - Unique Expert Cleaners 106 S. Fed. SPECIAL ON BULOVA WATCHES tor the GRADUATE Two tone case--17 jewel movement--very latest. Regular 542.50 value. $32,50 M U R R A Y JEWELRY CO. M. D. A. BLDG. Vegetable and Flower Plants Not to Be TaW The state board of assessment and review has just made a new ruling; on the taxing of the sale of ilants, H. M. Knudson of Kemhle's greenhouse was informed Wednesday. The rule now is, that small plants sold for transplanting: purposes such as vegetable and flower plants, snail not he taxed. These plants would include cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, sweet potato plants, pansies, bedding plants and any small annual plants used for transplanting purposes. The board first ruled that the 2 per cent sales tax should be collected on plants, but later reversed the order. John W. Foster of the state board of assessment and review ruled that the 2 per cent tax money collected from the consumers, wherever possible, should be refunded to them, on the sale of plants. A Store of Service ...A Store of Fashion ...A Store of Moderate Price Presbyterian District Gatherings Announced The loyalty prayer services of the First Presbyterian church will be held on Thursday evening in these districts: Southeast with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Johnson, 536 Fourth street southeast; the southwest, with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hagerman. 1140 Second street southwest; the northeast, with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Clement, 657 Ninth street northeast; and the northwest, with the Rev. and Mrs. George K. Davles. This is the last meeting of the series. The loyalty campaign begun on Sunday, Feb. 4, cornes to a conclusion on Sunday, May 13. Indians of South America stretch snake skins before selling them, b e - ' cause the price increases with length. Know the Delight and Satisfaction . .. that comes from ... New Curtains Fresh Draperies Cool Rugs Bright Mexican Colors in MONKSGLOTH Yes, they're almost breath taking in beauty. Broad plaids and stripes for sunroom-porch furni- ^ ^ ture covers and pillows. (Jj T "1 f\ 0* ^1 /I Q -. 50 inches wide. |) I J.W ^Q «|) I TLX VQ, SECOND FLOOR PILLOWS · Glazed Chintz · Homespuns · Damask · 6 Sided Pillows · Fancy Crash · Spiral Repp We've sold thousands of these rich colored genuine Kapok filled pillows during the spring season ... But NOT at these prices. The generous size and quality material make these an outstanding value . .. they re the kind of pillows that add spirit and beauty to the living room ... bedroom ... sun room ... porch and summer cottage. DRAPERY DEPARTMENT--SECOND FLOOR Swagger . . . RUFFLED CURTAINS $298 Extra wide dotted marquisette. Plain ecru and white, soft pastels that add beauty and softness to any window. 21/2 yards long. Lovely RUFFLED CURTAINS and Included in these two price groups are Ivory . . . Ecru . . . and choice of pastels . . . Note their wide ruffles . - . fine tailoring and quality. Marquisette . . . Buy all you need now! DRAPERY DEPARTMENT--SECOND FLOOR Scotch Plaid RAG RUGS 24x36 inches 98c 21x54 inches $1.59 30x60 inches $2.25 27x54 Rag Rug, reg. $1.25 value, now 98c Cotton Chenille, reg 79c values, now 59c Fine Quality CHENILLE RUGS 24x36 inches $1.19 28x36 inches $1.59 24x48 inches $1.98 30x60 inches $2.98 Reg. $1.75 values, now $1.59 Reduced for Clearance DRAPERY DEPARTMENT--SECOND FLOOR Stagger-Cross Ensembles in gorgeous boudoir colors ... This stagger-cross design was inspired by the beautiful old Colonial bed spreads. A lovely pattern in soft flower- like colorings . . . will transform .your bedroom into a bower of beauty . .. made of "Fruit of the Loom." Ruffled Drapes $3.29 Bedspread to match $3.29 DAMON'S MAIN AND SECOND FLOORS

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