Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon on April 4, 1936 · 15
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Oregon s Highways Lead toVariedVacation Lands RANCH MYSTERY A Story For Children New Nasturtium Strain, 'GleamV Brings Renewed Prominence to Flower Break From Old Types lmprov$ Plants, Increases Their Beauty and Even Gives Them Perfume I By Cecil Solly By Paula Norton lrhVi t -v DURING the last four years, the advent of a new member to the nasturtium family has brought this much-used, but much-abused, plant Into as viii a vaaw W, .r . again. This new f 3 f k v strain, com- t f When Beth mm out West to itpmd a few months -on her Unde't rattle ranch she expected thmgs would be pretty dull. Instead the found herself helping her Vncie and hi tent, Ron and Tim, to find the gang of men vKo had been raiding the ranch and stealing cattle. It looked, for awhile, at though Uncle Walter was to be driven from hit hand. Then Beth discovered that the very man who teat urging her Uncle to sell and get out, toot the man who had come on meverat secret trips to the ranch, (Beth found a rowel, lost from hit spur, in a pasture.) The very deadline day for the tale (end Uncle Walter toot tempted ,to be rid of the hard-luck ranch), oil loot discovered in the pasture Where drillers had been seeking water. Chapter 12 AFTER the discovery of oil oa Uncle Walter! ranch, no one seemed to aettle down to normal living. Ron and Tim couldn't be dragged away from the activity at the welt They had to aee all the "doings" and they aaked a and he told hia foreman he'd write to him from the East." "That's okay with lie," murmured Tim. "We'll be here when he DOES come back." All thia while Aunt Mary had been watching- the girt. Now abe leaned at row and took her hand. "Beth . . . would you tike to go back and bring yovr mother out here? Dont you think a little vacation would be good for her, too?" Beth wai apeechleae with happiness. 8he did want to aee her mother, yet ahe hated having to leave the ranch. But, the thought suddenly occured to her, it would coat a great deal for auch a trip and mother needed all the little ahe made. "I know what you're thinking, Beth," amiled her uncle. "You forget we ain't poor ranchera any more. Well fix . you up with money, and THAT, by the way, ia the nicest apeech I ever made." BETH flew around the table and clapaed her brown arma around the man'a shoulder. "Tou 're the very beat man In the whole world, Uncle Walter." She could think of nothing that ex- monly known as "Gleam.' Is ' a distinct V l ' Cecil isolly knew. It Is most n in the. seed snd a satisfactory result Is invariably obtained. Do we realise how good-tempered and handy this plant Is. giving us the dwarf or bush varieties with both green and red leaves for borders, edgings or beds; and the pole types, also with the two-color leaves quickly covering porches, arbors, and, last but not least, the unsightly garage? USEFUL CLIMBER Of the climber not much has even been written, but what a great aid It is to us In covering up bare places! It will grow well If planted with other kinds of climbers in almost any situation and is especially adapted to plant with climbing plants which have an open or bare stem near the ground.- It fills these blanks in and avoids bareness such as is exhibited by the climbing rose. One of the great uses "on the other side" is to plant dwarf and climbers together along the bank of a river, especially If the bank Is of stone or concrete. A most beautiful effect Is obtained by a big elongated bed of the dwarf ones with the climbers nearer the water and trailing down and touching the stream or river. One of the most lovely sights seen by the writer was at Canterbury, England, the Cathedral City, where there Is a stretch of all colors of nasturtiums every year. Window boxes overhanging the river are planted with them, also. Mirrored in the river, a most pleasing effect Is obtained. When this flower becomes again more popular hers we will use It more and more for our window boxes and hanging baskets. On the Pacific Coast, garden and community clubs have been working for years to beautify the highways, using all kinds of flowers in profusion for this purpose, f W f ' ' ' - '--m tetS.v:. . as " ... - , - '- . . ... .... , .1 1 ' - -""f.- i . 1 -. . w. -!.3-:t' rfw. ----v---vv-. ... . " -- M ... t- v - -:W- . . ...'-I - .- S amazing that such a break could have been made all at once the way it has. Just study the description of this new type. Every color thst the nasturtium, family knows Is now found in the varieties and hybrids that are fast becoming fixed. The flowers are Intensely doubled. They stand welt above the foliage, an advantage which alone would make It well worth while. Added to their wonderful form and attractiveness Is the fact that this new strain Is quite strongly perfumed. If you can compare its odor with that of the older types you will realise how good It ia ' What a plant to suffer the harsh treatment that Is usually meted out to It! Who ever thinks to study where and how nasturtiums should be planted? No! Just drop . is. - -6. ... i ifti i,i y i inn" liiWr itfiftfirv AjiHnTii mil i ,v, -at iWi'axr , By way of msgnificent Oregon hlgnwaya, tourists Journey to the unexcelled playgrounds of the Northwest. Above are two typical Oregon scenes. Top, skiing on Mount Hood. Lower, horseback riding along Cannon Beach at Haystack Rock. This Is one of the renowned Oregon public beaches. PAPUA MEDICS EW GUINEA recently wel N" comed home a group of - Over the Captain's Coffee Cup Travel Tales from Everywhere : By Whit Wtflman : - THIS spinning earth you live on is an interesting planet full of variety, full of obscurities. So much about it is still un than a hundred thousand leagues In all classes of vessels. He sends eight Interesting' stanzas describing the return to England of Sir VIENNESE SYMBOL THROUGH revolution and hardship, Vienna folk keep their joy In living. A short street car ride from Vienna takes you to Grinring, where every season the making of new wine is an excuse for a festival. Wine growers are privileged to sell wine without licenses -in -their own gardens, without interference of whatever government may be la power. To indicate the ellxer of life which they offer, small- bush Is fastened to the door of the borne Viennese say of this quaint symbol. "Die Herr Gott steckt die Hand Hieraus" or, "The Mr. God puts His Hand about Here!" native doctors 18 medical students who completed their medical courses at Sidney University, Australia. Educated, scientific, these children and grandchildren of wild head hunters, formed themselves into the world's first Medical Scout Troop. In their regulation Scout uniforms, they will invade the tropical New Guinea Jungles, bring modern medical knowledge to their race. Which is only fair: when civilization takes disease to the primitive tribes, it can do no less than cure it. known, and explorers will be busy Francis Drake in the good ship forever stumbling into new dih Golden Hind , . . "completing the coveries every year. CONTACT CLUB pressed her feeling more truthfully. Three days later Beth waved good-bye to her Aunt and Uncle. Back she rode along the same road she had traveled with Tim and Ron on that first far distant morning. Tim and Ron were with her now and there was no shyness; rather there was a flood of rambling chatter. Plans were made for Beth's return, plana for her mother, plans for the things they'd do for Claude ( maybe buy him a new horse and rig). Ron suggested a mail-plane for him, but he was hooted down. When Beth boarded the train, happy to leave because she knew she would return soon, happy to feel the secure feeling of the money her Uncle had given her (carried in a little bag around her neck). As she climbed up the steps of the pullman car, she turned to Tim and said, "This time I'll eat every meal in the dining car, and if there is any boy or girl traveling alone on the train I'll take them in to eat with me." She still remembered the flatness of the box lunch on her trip out. She ran to the rear platform of the train and waved until the little station and the boys were tiny specks in the distant haze. She did not have the lonely feeling she had had when she left the East, because she was coming back, soon. (The End) million questions and had to be forced to do the chorea at the barn. Ranchera came from far and near and the town people kept the road duatclouded. The place was filled with the rumble and rattle of cars. At the end of the second week, however, the exeitement died down, and one night the family sat- at the table long after supper was over. Beth had had a letter from her mother that day. "I think your mama misses you a lot, honey," said Uncle Walter. "Would you like to go back now?" "I like it here so much, Uncle," said Beth. Everyone looked at her and they noticed for the first time that she was a very different girl from the Beth who had come to them only a few months ago. She had filled out and she was as ' tan and healthy looking as either of the boys. Beth didn't exactly like the prospect of leaving all (his great country that ahe had grown to - love. She changed the subject. "Funny about those initials In the Almanac, wasn't it? Fellow of the Geological Society, huh? No wonder Mort Russell knew there was SOMETHING on this ranch besides sage brush." "Did Claude have anything to say about Mort today?" asked Ron. "Yes," answered Beth. "He said Mort left the day the oil came in :By Don Roberts: but they seem to have forgotten this nasturtium. Its one great advantage Is that It self -seeds most productively and would volunteer In great quantity every year and keep down most of the weeds. AS A RELISH .' In Europe the nasturtium often is used as a vegetable. Seeds are picked, full size, while yet green and pickled In vinegar. It Is a most tasty relish, being known there as Indian Cress. The leaves, while young, are delicately pungent and are a very fine addition to the mixed salad, usually served chopped with other greens, and they also make a tasty dish boiled. The cultivation of the nasturtium is so very simple, to use the words of an old country gardener, "Just poke 'em in anywhere." In colors, the nasturtium can produce flowers from pure white through all the shades of crenm. pink or orange to scarlet and crimson and also shows some decided lavender and mauve shades, but no bluea ' Another of the great assets of this plant Is its practically total Immunity from Insect peels and diseases, only being troubled by a few aphis and leaf eaters. As a ground cover crop it has few equals. Imagine, for Instance, a bed of the dwarf variety in a bright cerise color with many spikes of a lovely bright lavender gladiolus like Charles Dickens spaced in It. Seeds planted early In the year In the tulip or hyacinth bed will fill In the brown spaces quickly and leave a ground cover under which unsightly dying bulbs may be tucked in Msy or June. r Idea that constant motion in the water frightens swsy the sharks that they will not attack a moving object Sometimes It works, sometimes It doesn't-sharks do not always observe the rules, and tragedies occur when least expected. , IF YOU HAVE questions to ask about far-away places, drop a line ... or If you went to see one of your own experiences In this column, write to The Captain, Five Star Weekly, 450 Mills Tower, San Francisco. California. circumnavigation of the globe, for which he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth." Merlin's verse la well done, and here are the opening lines: "From far and near, to either shore. Such throngs as never seen before Had come to see what they had never Beheld on their historic river A homebound ship, that bravely ' stems The lanquld current of the Thames: Home, from the longest cruise yet known! Had circumscribed the earth-alone." A WANDERING FRIEND of early days has been down on Manga Reva for the last few years living among the panda-nus trees and green parrots, swimming in the lagoons. He was walking along a road near the shore last month and saw an old Chinese Come toward him a very ancient old fellow In tattered clothes which hung about him like a sack. My friend greeted him, but the old man Ignored him. The ancient's eyes seemed to look right through him, as he passed. My friend "turned after him, watching him walk slowly up the shadowed road. Suddenly the Chinese was not thpre He'd disappeared as if the early mist had swallowed him. I went back to the village and asked questions," He was told there were no Chinese on the islands had not been for many years, that is -no old ones. Two young ones ran a little store. What he'd seen, the natives assured him, was Parqul-taia. ghost of a once all powerful magician who tended a pugan altar until the -Vris'onaries caine , Then he grew !'s ouraj;! and died-but his bent form still roamed the Islands of his youth. "He Is seen," my friend writes, "ever so often about once or twice a yesr. Being a skeptic myself, I don't know what to believe. I did see the fellow, but no one has seen him since. Odd ' things happen down here that we don't even try to explain." IF YOU'RE BORED with cm-ded cities, those forgot EATBiOlf You can mock at geologists-say that they tell the age of fossils by the age of the rock conjL. taining them, and the age of the rock by the eon when the fossil flourished. Like other professions, the study of the comparatively new world ia also new we're continually finding uncomfortable facts to blast old theories. THEORY VS. FACT are the basis of a grand argument, One excellent theory accounts for the formation of mountain ranges: our two-billion year old earth cooled off and grew solid on the outside. As the Inside became cooler and cooler, it contracted, leaving a vast and fairly thin crust a kind of suspended arch without pillars to rest upon. Simple figuring showed that this crust cracked wide open from time to time settling down e to relieve the strain. The process , ' happened again and again, unUl ones more it collapsed. Some seven great crumblings have been traced, which left In their wake mountains and valleys. So easily and satisfactorily are heights and depths accounted for in theory. But facts have a habit of being stubborn In this case the fact of the Pacific Ocean, covering about half of the earth's surface. Its size doesn't fit at all neatly with the "contracting crust" theory. It isn't always wise to doubt accepted text-book laws but here goes! Why la almost all of the land pushed Into one hemisphere? One school insists that the great Pacific depression was left when the moon was dragged out of It- flung Into the heavens to dangle a few million miles above. If so. the earth was solid when this happened, and mathematicians say "No!" The ' moon, they shy. only moved to Its present distance very gradually. Once it was closer to us or to our ancestors. Its capacity to raise tides is estimated to have caused tides three miles high, which made deeper the already deep Pacific basin. We still aren't too sure what made the mountains, or the Pa-; cine around the edge of which live millions who take Its existence for granted. But let's speculateif we don't solve anything A SOUTHERN WRITER demands "in the name of Neptune and his sons and his seven choirs of mermaids, a full page - a blue page, to celebrate the doings of a great navigator, and his vintt to the ParlfV- t'osst' In 1.W7." Its a note from Frank Marlin of Ran thrpo, a sailing master who has cruised - more HI, HIGH fliers how are all your happy landings? Just looking over a couple of issues of "Plane Talk," the little weekly publication of the U. 8. S. Saratoga the aircraft carrier, in case you get it mixed up with some ordinary run-of-the-mine battle wagon. Here's a table explaining the Navy's way of marking her sir-planes from "Plane Talk.' Maybe it will come in bandy in Identifying a squadron some day; , V is for Heavier than Air V H is for Ambulance VH sO Is for Observation VO F is for Fighting VF T is for Torpedo snd Bombing VT S is for Scouting V8 P is for Patrol VP N is for training VN B is for Bombing VB R is for Transport VR Army Identification initials differ considerably from those of the Navy, so don't get them mixed up. BEING in pretty much of s spring feverish mood today, we'll shirk too much work and dig up some dope: Well, first thing on the list seems to be an item that came to mind while we were scanning some old photos the other day. Everyone hangs "pants" on the undercarriage these days to cut down wind resistance through streamlining. But it's not a new stunt, as usual! The 1911 model of the G as tain -bide and Mengin Antoinette monoplane had "pants," in sddition to complete enclosure snd Internally braced wings. It was produced for the French Military trials and we imagine, Just offhand, that all the wise lads hooted at it ' - ' And then here's another curiosity from Russia the folding glider. Yep, the lads simply lug ! a- lot of aiuiortpd bundles to the nearest hill, stick the hinged fuselage, wings, etc.. Inside a flock of fabric and take off, And did you know they have two-place gliders? Let's see now hm. how about looping? Pilots do it to get in shape for breakfast nowadays. The spectators nearly dropped dead in September of 1913 when, at Issy, France, Pegoud made the first intentional loop. Shortly afterward, Anthony Fokker became the first German to do the trick. It's really easy and quite a safe, as well as useless, maneuver. In Los Angeles, the Cornelius "free wing experimental mono-plans Is flying all around the place. The ship has no ailerons; wings are bung to the fuselage In such a way that they rock back and forth, thereby keeping themselves and the ship on an even keel Germany is now testing her newest Zeppelin, designed for regular trans-Atlantic passenger flights, and soon will start construction on a "sister for the ssme purpose. (But the United States still has the only helium gas available in commercial quantities.) While United States airlines did an about-face by cutting down the size and shape of commercial liners, ss well as the number of motors, foreign countries still go in for three and four motored joba We were lucky enough to get a close-up view of the Junkers all-metal transport, "Von Hindenburg," In Berlin. Double wheels on the landing gear are a couple of feet taller than a six-foot man. Four motored, it carries 50 paseengers. i But has considerably leas speed than, say. the Boeing, Douglas, etc., in use here.) IN MEXICO, none but Mexican born pilots may fly the airliners. That put s lot of American pioneers out of work but it's a government order. Do you know what is meant by "pulling up to 6 G's '.ln speaking of testing an army or navy ship? The "C's" represent the fore of gravity, and at nine "G's" there's nine times more weight on the wings than in normal flight It's no rinch. that test piloting Military Jobs are dived to "terminal velocity," which means, simply as fast as they'll go, then pulled out sharply until the "9 i" mark ia reached. It's some, strain on the plane snd plenty, too, on the pilot. for their cat mascots. They could not be found. The cats hid somewhere on the vessel and went down with the craft. POLICE DOGS The headquarters for trained police dogs is in Munich, Germany. The dogs are really shepherds. Captain Max von Stephan-itz formed the Society of German Shepherds 31 years ago. Now there are branches of this society all over the world. SHELL MOUSE TRAP THERE was a strange case of mouse-catching in Perry, N. Y., the other day. It seems Silas Stevens left some oysters in his cellar to keep cool. One of those oysters must have been pretty active, for when Stevens returned tp,the cellar to get his oyster supper, he found one oyster had caught two mice. The mice were dead, caught "in the oyster shell. . SHIPWRECK We all know the old saying, "Rats will always desert a sinking ship." But such was not the case with a little crew of three cats aboard the Greek steamer Stefanos Costomenis. When the sailors were ready to leave the sinking ship, they looked FIREFLIES Fireflies are not just a pretty sight in the summer twilight In Japan and China. There they are an important industry in themselves. Expert firefly catchers are hired, and some of these workers have been known to catch as many as 3000 in a night. The flies are used i4 the manufacture of drugs in the Orient. Firefly grease is used to make bamboo wood rigid .. ' BUTTERFLIES CLASSIFIED DAKCOIANTI FILMS DEVELOPED MS tlHIsIL, mil jv START Rolls Developed J? flmj Eruart-flMT mnd 9 ffuasutaad Sew Fad BACKYARD Big Broil sowibili- ten islands are a good place to go. Climate. makes clothes unimportant. The native men wear a short prMi mude of the b-k of th" hrnndfruit tree. If a girl grows tired of an old dress she goes out and makes a new one from the leaves of the tl plant. A necklace of orange blossoms and a crown of hibtwus - and the costume is complete. Native pearl divers have an tits . BfMliOT lava Id . HAYS PHOTO SERVICE. Sue m yaarlw. From I We associate' butterflies with-; flowers and warm days in a gar-I den, but these beautiful creatures j have- been seen as far north as j the extreme Arctic regions. There , is a species of little butterfly liv- ing in Ecuador at 16,500 feet elc-I vation. Mil up to Snua. Ana (limn. tun. MANUSCRIPTS WANTED WANTED. ORIGINAL POEMS. SONGS, MMM htUn Dae. AH. Etudia Bid. Pwiajad. On. Mi. Com litilt m brim. M.rkn aaitini im ill a,Ni taiw. Wm I. r H't tm bi twda.. AMtHK AN rH(X, AN'MNU CO. (Drpt. 104 ll Nria Orleans, U. ACE SEVEN!

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