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Sociai f IIU acta nnouncemenU •.. boing Buggy? Try These Tips By ALICE BROCKMAN (Staff Writer) What's bugging you? Is it the little green demons, otherwise known as aphids, which love to chomp on cabbage, peas, potatoes, apples, and for dessert, tulips and your prize roses. Or, is it the slithery cutworm, which doesn't care what it eats, as long as it's from your garden. Well, don't reach for the pesticide can. Organic gardeners say ,there is a better way — learn to fight insects and disease the natural way. One of the most pleasant and successful ways to control insects is to attract songbirds by providing nesting sites, food and water. Downy woodpeckers, kinglets, chickadees and nuthatches gobble aphids and their eggs by the thousands. Purple martins devour mosquitoes, ants, flies, moths and stink bugs as they circle over your yard. Bluebirds and flycatchers eat grasshoppers and moths. In fact, the Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States Department of the Interior, has found that birds are one of the most effective sources for control.of grasshoppers. Other birds which will reward you with their beauty and insect control are barn swallows, house wrens and brown creepers. There is only one problem with birds, but, that can be easily solved. They are sometimes hard to keep out of your fruit trees and berries. Actually, birds prefer the. wild varieties which are bitter and sour, and only turn to the commercial types when- their favorites are not available. So, make the birds happy, beautify your property and protect your fruit trees all at the same time by planting choke cherries, dogwood,'•» thorn apple, holly, hackberry, mulberry, elderberry, bayberries, June berries, red cedar and sumac. Control Aphids One way to control aphids is a spraying with the garden hose, or rinse the plants with soapy, then clear water. Plant nasturtiums, which repel aphids, around fruit trees and between vegetable rows. Winners on the Fairways SOANGETAHA Golf play for the women at Soangetaha Country Club Thursday was Best Ball team play. Winner for 18 holes was the team of Mrs. Harold Cunningham, Mrs. Richard Koons, Mrs. Al Urena and Mrs. Gary Wilson. For 9 holes of play the team winner was Mrs. Gary Gunther, Mrs. Russell Fox, Mrs. Hugh Dutell and Mrs. Mike Flanagan. Lake Bracken Country Club and Bunker Links women will be guests on June 21. Play will be for 9 holes with lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tee times will be announced in Tuesday's paper. BUNKER LINKS Hostesses for Bunker Links golf on Friday were Mrs. Ed Snelling and Mrs. Neal Strandberg. Play was for Scotch foursome. Low score was made by Mrs. Carl Speiker and Mrs. Harold Watters; high score by Mrs. William Clark and Mrs. Rita Sandborg; and low putts, a tie, Mrs. Nina Schultz and Mrs. Kate Ashbaugh. (Continued on Page 7) WOLFIfS'S Yarn Shop ft Now located at 332 E. Main St You might also be able to pick them off by hand, if there aren't too many. Also, keep plaintain weeds pulled, since aphids harbor in them. Aphids can stunt the rose plant's growth, so an old home remedy calls simply for planting some chives near them. Not only does it keep the aphids off, but the tops of the chives are delicious on salads. Other herbs that add beauty to your garden and repel insects are basil,, savory, spearmint and coriander. In the language of flowers, marigolds represent a love of nature. Well, some insects might not be so quick to agree, because many despise marigolds, particularly the old-fashioned kind with its pungent odor. A few pots of marigolds scattered around the patio should discourage mosquitoes. Daisies, asters, cosmos and mums are also insect free. Ladybug, ladybug, oh, this lovely little beetle is the gardener's best friend. Not only do they eat aphids, but any soft-bodied plant feeding insects. They are available commercially and if you order some, don't just open the box and push them out. Dampen the ground around the plants where you will use them, then release them gently by putting them down on the ground by the handfull. Since tomato plants are blooming now, it is very important to keep the cutworms off, as they can do much damage to young plants. Put a ring of ashes around the plants and soak the ashes. Also, keep the weeds out since , cutworms nest in them. It is a good idea to plow under the ground at the end of the growing season, since this will leave no grass for the cutworm moths to lay their eggs. Ralsmon Pilcher, 684 Hawkinson Ave., who has a organic garden, said he grows garlic in with his tomatoes — no, it doesn't make instant Italian salads, but repels the bugs. He uses tons of leaves (seems a shame to send all out to the landfill, he says,) as mulch. Use Natural Materials Actually, the basis for organic gardening is using natural composting materials as fertilizer to enrich the soil, and as mulch to keep down weeds. Leaves, grass dip­ pings, brush, garden refuse, coffee grounds, egg shells and potato peelings when decomposed produce a beautiful, rich black dirt if they are mixed in with soil. To prepare a compost pile, fill a bin with layers of leaves, grass and other refuse, then a thin, layer of soil, and water often. It will partially decompose in the bin, then when added to the soil, will produce a humus which serves as food for the plants. Many insects, including aphids, detest plants grown in organically fed soil. Mrs. Sam St. Pierre, Rural Route 3, mixes up a wild con­ coction of chopped onions, red hot peppers and garlic cloves, brews it for awhile in simmering water, then strains it, and uses it as a purely organic spray for pesky bugs. Yes, it works! She also has a mini greenhouse on the east porch of her country home where celery, tomatoes and green peppers are thriving — all started from seed. Mrs. St. Pierre believes in something called combination planting, which to the amateur gardener, sounds as if you'd need a computer to plan your garden, but actually, is quite simple, Mrs. St. Pierre said. Crops Benefit The idea behind combination planting is that certain crops are mutually beneficial if planted next to each other; One vegetable gives off a surplus or waste that the other plant needs as nourishment. Here are some vegetables that make excellent teammates, asparagus and tomatoes; beans and potatoes; corn and potatoes; cucumbers and potatoes, cabbage and radishes; onions and beets, pumpkins and corn; spinach and strawberries and radishes and lettuce. It won't be long before one of America's favorite flowers, the zinnia, will be perky and colorful in the garden. But by August, the zinnia is often victim of the "ick" disease, you know, mildew, which is a powdery white growth on the leaves, and very unsightly. Mildew is better prevented then treated. When watering them, be careful to water only the ground, and not spray any on the plant itself. Also, do not water too often, as this encourages shallow root formation, which leads to poor growth. ,It is best to plant zinnias in full sunshine, so that they may benefit from the sun and air circulation which helps to prevent mildew. Put your garden in the hands of Mother Nature and she will reward you with a bountiful crop. ecewe Mrs. Naomi Montgomery Law, daughter of Mrs. Roseila Peters, 569 W. First St., ihas completed requirements for a masters of education degree from the University of Illinois — Champaign, Urbaroa campus. Mrs. Law majored in pre-school education for handicapped children. Curtis Michael Richards, 1547 Haynor St., received a bacthelor of science in chemical engineering degree from Northwestern University, Evanstan, in commencement exercises held today. Theresa C. Reveles, daughter of Mrs. Juanita Reveles, 663 Holton St., and the late Frank R. Reveles, has completed her junior year at Illinois Benedictine College, Lisle, where she was named to the Dean's List for the second semester. A music major, she is employed this summer at Midwest Manufacturing Co. and the New China Restaurant, and will return to college in the fall for her senior year. Anderson College, Anderson, Ind. will confer a record number of degrees at commencement exercises June 18. Among the students are Rebecca L. Dickerson, daughter of Mrs. Betty Dickerson, 134 Columbus Ave., wto majored in English; and Carol Sue Moger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Moger, 791 E. MALES' formal wear "In Stock Rentals" PHONE 309/H2-5SI4 AUer Six. Lord Weil. P»lm 8«ach HCKISIIT for Fret Honeymoon to I.as Vegas 10 Wait M»ln St.. Goleiburg North St., who majored in English and was a member ,of education honorary Kappa Delta Pi, secretary-treasurer of English honorary Sigma Tau Delta and a member of Student Education Assn. Janet Cable, a junior at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, was named the outstanding pledge of Gamma Mu Chapter of Sigma Ksjjpa sorority for 1972-73. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cable, 1368 N. Cedar St. David G. Halpern, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Halpern, 1615 N. West St., has received an honor scholarship to Furman University in Greenville, S. C. Steven R. Carlson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Carlson of 767 Locust St., was named to the Dean's List at Northland College, Ashland, Wis., for the spring session. He is a sophomore. Illinois Wesdeyan University, Bloomington, has announced that 658 students have been named to the Dean's List for the second semester. Among them are Linda Brown, RR 2; Kristine Behrents, 515 Hackberry Rd.; Janet Campbell, 243 N. Farnham St.; Michael Chivell; 53 N. Arthur Ave.; Mark Dutell, 219 Illini Dr.; John Pepmeyer, 426 Hawkinsom Ave.;-' and) Janet Stoerzbach, 979 N. Prairie St. John S. Boydstun Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Boydstun Sr., 125 Victoria Ave., was graduated cum laude from Williams College, Wil- lianisUnviij Mass. with a de- OLDER AMERICANS The meeting of the Knox County Coordinating Association for Older Americans will meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Community Room at Moon Towers. Committee reports will be given. GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB A carry-in dinner is planned for members of the Good Neighbors Club when they meet Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Adcock Lake. Section 1 is in charge of arrangements and they will furnish the meat and beverages. Each member is asked to bring their own table service and a dish to pass. SENIOR CITIZENS The Senior Citizens will hold a potluck supper Monday at 6 p.m. Roger Pontifex, city park superintendent, will give a talk on leisure time. Tuesday at 7 p.m. the executive board will meet. Wednesday at 7 p.m. Ernest Smith will furnish the music for dancing. Finger foods will be served. A pitch party will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. Prizes awarded and finger foods served. All meetings in the YMCA clubroom. WOMAN'S CLUB BOARD The Board of Directors of the GalcsbUrg Woman's Club will meet at the clubhouse Wednesday at 9 a.m. CLASS*OF '58 The Galesburg High School Class of 1958 will hold its final meeting Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. Plans will be completed for the c\ass reunion July 7 at the Sheraton Inn. CHESTCLUB The Chess Club will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Home. Savings and Loan Association. BSP Clmpter Convenes Mrs. William Helm ick, president, conducted a meeting of Omicron Theta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Wednesday evening in her home, 516 Olive St. Discussion was held on ways and means and service projects for the coming year. Reports will be given at the next meeting by Mrs. Don Brown, Mrs. Ron Beery and Miss Judy Mundwiler. Mrs. Beery donated books to the chapter's library. DELTA ZETA Delta Zeta Alumnae picnic has been postponed until further notice. It was td have been Monday evening. SERVICE CLUB The Armed Forces Service Club will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles cjjubroom. Those having birthdays from January through June will be honored. Parents Announce /Troths ^J-4onori$ Graduate gree of bachelor of arts at the 184th commencement exercises June 10. Boydstun majored in chemistry. His honors included Dean's List and being a member of Phi Beta Kappa. John Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Bailey, 1077 N. Broad St., was awarded a bachelor of arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, 70th annual commencement May 20, Some 2,500 students were candidates for the bachelor's degree Saturday at the 144th annual commencement of Illinois State University, Bl-oom- ington. Among them were, Gwen Bruntmyer, 486 Lombard St.; Douglas Cruce, RR 2; Ross Dickson, 797 E. Fourth St.; Walter Dutell, 219 Illini Dr.; Patricia Foley, 1518 E. Knox St.; Kathy Frank, 1416 N. Broad St.; Stephen Hagge, 997 Dayton Dr.; Becky Henry, 140 N. Pearl St.; Linda Jones, 383 Marmac Dr.; Ruth Leahy, 445 N. Whitesboro St.; William Lindberg, 512 Phillips St. Also, Rebecca McClure, 1251 Park View Ct.; Judith Medhurst, RR 3; Jeffrey Myers, 1174 Family Ct.; Mary Noonan, 1033 Chamberlain Ave.; Richard Peterson, 262 E. Dayton St.; Gary Swanson, 889 Jefferson St.; Sharon Wurl, 997 Dayton Dr. Gregory Fritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Fritz, Rio, SPECIAL NOTICE But leaving for Sara L«e Bakery and Woodfield Shopping Center Tuetday. June 19. For reservation! Phone 342-6715 or 342-4956. Air Conditioned Trallways Bus was named to the Dean's Honor List at Northland Collage, Ashland, Wis. for the second semester of the current academic year. Fritz has just completed his freshman year. Emeline Davis, daughter of E. H. Davis, Avon, was awarded a bachelor of arts degree at 124th commencement exercises at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis., June 10. Miss Davis was a government major. Louise Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ora C. Olson of Wataga, recently was graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, campus. She received her bachelor of science degree in home economics. She will be employed as the home economist for the Illinois Agriculture Assn. in Bloomington. Rubie Sharon Klundt Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Klundt, RR 1., New Windsor, was awarded a master of arts degree in be- havorial science at Rice University's sixtieth commencement exercises May 12 at Houston, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Powell, 210 S. Jackson St., Knoxville, announce the engage-' ment and approaching marriage of their daughter, Connie, to Dewey Ray Prescott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey M. Prescott. The bride-elect was graduated from KnoxviUe High School. Her fiance is employed at Midwest Manufacturing Co. Wedding vows will be exchanged Friday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of the bride's parents. Friends and relatives are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at her home. Miss Karen Dunlap Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dunlap of near Abingdon announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Susann, to David C. Freckleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Freckleton, Troy, N.Y. A graduate of Abingdon High School, the bride-elect attended Taylor University, Indiana. Her fiance, a graduate of Taylor University, is Youth for Christ director in Troy, N.Y. A fall wedding is being planned. About People, Places... Mr. and Mrs. Mil.ton Rose, 729 E. Losey St., were members of a recent Swiss-Bavarian Carnival tour leaving Louisville, • Ky., on May 31 and returning to Louisville on June 10. First stop on the flight was Munich, which included trips through the Bavarian Alps to Salzburg. The tour traveled by train from Munich to Geneva, Switzerland, which was a 10-hour trip through the mountains. From this spot the group took trips to C h a m o n i x, France and Annecy, France, a typical French village. Thomas L. Aldrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Aidrich of 414 W. Dayton St., received a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University in commencement exercises held today. More than 3,500 degrees, diplomas and certificates were conferred by Northwestern Chancellor J. Roscoe Miller at the 115th annual commencement, held at McGaw Memorial Hal,l in Evanston. Northwestern, with campuses in Evanston and Chicago, is the only private university in the Big Ten and is made up of 11 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools: School of Education, School of Journalism, School of Music, School of Speech, College of Arts and Sciences, Technological Institute, School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, Graduate School of Management and Graduate School. Accent on White Play up those summer whites with colorful plastic or wooden jewelry as accessories. Miss Connie Powell Mr. and Mrs. William By- ' croft of Williamsfield announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their , daughter, Martha, to Terry Hart, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hart, also of Wil- ; liamsfield. \ Miss Bycroft was graduated from Illinois Central College, Peoria, and her fiance, from Iowa Wesleyan College. He is the coach at Brimfield High School. The wedding will, be July. 21 at 7 p.m. at Williamsfield United Methodist Church. All . friends and relatives are invited. Miss Martha Bycroft Mrs. Orville Chapman, St. Augustine, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Mary, to Emmett LaVerne McGeehan, son of Mrs. Marie Arnold of Abingdon. Miss Chapman was graduated from the Carl Sandburg College School of Practical Nursing. The couple will, be married June 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Abingdon United Methodist Church. All friends and relatives are invited to the ceremony and reception to follow at the church. Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Roy Youngren, 104 Greenwood Drive, Burlington, Ioiwa, are cele- , brating their golden wedding anniversary Sunday with an open house at the Burlington Plaza Hotel from 2 to 4 p.m. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Formerly from Oneida, Mr. Youngren, who is retired, was associated with Lagomarcino-Grupe Co. for years. Miss Mary Chapman Wedding Will Be June 23 Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marti*, 808 Dean Street, Bushnell, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Jane, to Lynn Laswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Laswell of Glen Carbon. The couple will exchange wedding vows Saturday, June 23, at noon at First United Methodist Church in Bushnell. All friends and relatives are invited to attend the ceremony and reception immediately following at Driftwood, Little Swan Lake. ELLIS Jewelers SUMMER HOURS 9-5 Monday thru Thursday 9*9 Friday 9*5 Saturday 219 E. Main St. Downtown Galesburg A

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