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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

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growers art BY FRED CLAUSEN Telegraph Garden Columnist Hedge names are confusing Dear Mr. Clausen: I read your column In the Telegraph, and would like to ask your help In ordering hedge plants to grow In Wood River's sandy soil. (I am thinking about taking out the sand about 30 30 Inches deep and 30 Inches wide and replacing It with clay or black soli.) I am also confused about the difference In catalogue names for privet hedge. Could you please explain? Thank you. P. H., Bethalto. Correct name for all privet is "Ligustrum." Hardiest is Amur River-North, but the foliage of this has a yellowish tinge. Then there Is Amur River-South. This plant is finer twigged and has better foliage, but grows very fast so must be trimmed much oftener. California privet is not reliably hardy here. Ligustrum vicary has golden foliage but must be in full sun. Ligustrum iboleum is the best for our territory, good foliage and growth. But now, remember privet must be trimmed four to six times a year to look good. If a thorny hedge is not objectionable, use Mentor Barberry. This is a plant that Is green nine months of the year, very tolerant to climate, and absolutely insect-proof. /Votes on sulphur, nitrogen., compost Dear Mr. Clausen: We have a large fan-shaped fungus which conies up under the trees in our yard yearly. We have tried sulphur, and wonder If we could use lime and nitrogen in a spreader in that area.'Also may I use .amounts of nitrogen and lime In a large old-fashioned flower bed I am planning to transplant in the same area? (Also shaded.) Hubby has our compost material in a large metal barrel. I think It would decompose faster in a wire enclosure. Your opinion, please. Thanks for your wonderful column. D. C., Godfrey. Most likely you have an old tree stump or other wood buried where the fungus conies up. I have used both sulphur an;i (near buildings) salt to check them. It is belter if a compost pile has air coming to it. Nitrogen applied in the fall is lost during winter. Most soils can stand some lime, which in itself is not a fertilizer, but helps to make tied up fertilizer available. Slated Oct. 1-8 Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Sept. 7, 19fi2 A»13 Pod related to jimsomveed ' Dear Mr. Clausen: The leaf, flowers and pod enclosed In the attached package arc being sent to you for identification. The pod was given to me last year. It was allowed to dry out, and this spring I planted the seeds. It blooms late at night and early in the morning. I took it to the owner of a greenhouse last year, and he couldn't identify it. Mrs. C., Wood River. Name is Datura meteloides, a relative of the jimsonweed found growing wild. Also called "angels trumpet." Plants often live several years. Leaves were collected during war for medicinal purposes. Is poison in larger doses. Many kinds of these plants, some with double flowers. In the old days grown as ornamental greenhouse plants. Cardinal shrub aids birds Dear Mr. Clausen: Enclosed find a sprig from one of two dozen bushes I purchased about three years ago as cardinal bushes, and I am concerned as to just what they are. Will you please let me know? Thank you. A. F. S. The cardinal shrub is a new and very valuable plant for wildlife. The berries ripen late September and hang on the plants for quite awhile. Nearly all kinds of birds feed on them. yucca rests in winter Dear Mr. Clausen: I have a yucca plant about two feet tall. Would it be possible for me to put It in a large planter (with potting soil) and bring it in the house for the winter? Thank You. 3. K. Would not recommend taking plant in for the winter. It is perfectly hardy, and winter is its resting time. Seedling plants grown in pots would be better. However, these plants make such big roots that they will break the pots. Both leaves are Euonymus; kinds differ flowers, and have learned a great deal from your column, (enclosed) arc from (he same kind of bush? And its name? No. 1 was planted in the front yard, and No. 2 came up alone in the back yard. I am fairly new at raising shrubs and Big leaves are Russian mulberries. Seed likely carried It. M., East Alton. Big leaves are Russian mulberries. Seed likely carried In by birds. Not a desirable yard tree. No. 1 is Euonymus Alatus, most, likely compacta which turn red in fall. No. 2 is Euonymus coloratus, a groundcover plant. Both plants have seeds which are spread by birds. Redbud tree in trouble Dear Mr. Clausen: We are having trouble with our redbud tree, which is 13 inches around. There Is an Insect or something eating under the bark, causing it to lose bark about IS inches above the ground. It isn't a borer. It is more like ants or a bug of some kind. We haven't seen any insects since we sprayed it with a number of killers we have tried. Some of the leaves are turning yellow and we are afraid we will lose the tree. Thank you very much for any help you can give. Mr. and Mrs. G., Godfrey. It is time for redbuds to start losing some of the leaves. If any loose bark is on the trunk, scrape it off and paint area with Malathion. As a preventive for borers paint trunk of tree with a mixture of, say, one cup of interior latex paint, two cups of water and a tablespoonful of Malathion or Lindane. Transplant English ivy? When? Dear Mr. Clausen: I have some four-year-old English Ivy on the east side of the house which I want to transplant as a groundcover for the north side. Would it be safe to transplant this fall, when would be the best time? Thank You. i.e., Jerseyville. You can transplant these plants right now. Make some hairpins of wire to help spread the long runners, keep watered if weather is dry this fall, and cover first winter with the natural fall of leaves. Convert rose plat to garden Dear Mr. Clausen: I want to use an area In my yard for a small garden next year. Please advise me so that I can ready the soil this fall. The area 1 speak of has been planted in rose bushes for several years, and I have used many of the Ortho products in the soil as well as on the bushes. I'm interested in knowing If this soU is-safe for the garden. Thank you in advance. D. M. B., Wood River. Ground should be perfectly safe for all vegetables next year. Dig ground .this fall and let lay exposed over winter. Write to Fred If you have problems or questions about gardening, send them to Fred Clausen in care of the Telegraph for answers in his column, which normally appears on the Family Page on Wednesdays. The column is printed today due to the Labor Day holiday. Rehearse for AYS auditions Misses Elizabeth Hoagland,.seated, and Deborah Hennings, rehearse for the Youth Symphony auditions, open to area musicians through the ninth grade. Auditions will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon and from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday in the Alton High School band and orchestra room. Youth Symphony auditions planned Saturday, Monday Auditions for the 1972-'7:t Alton Youth Symphony Or chestra will be held this weekend in the Alton H'i;h School band and orchestra room. The auditioners will nvot with area musicians up through the ninth grade fo.- tryouts for th" woup wilier 1 is now in its fourth year of existence. Auditions will bo held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday and from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday. Strings, woodwinds ant! brass are needed, and anyone interested may contact Mrs Donald Glassey of 5012 Victor Drive, Godfrey, to make an appointment for an audit: jn time. The Alton Youth Symphony, V'M-'I v,.,i s formed in 1960. is open to all children in the -. . • ; ;• : t) help Jur'hv.r their musical opportunities. The group presented three public concerts last year, in addition to trips to Kaskaskia Junior College in Centralia and to Greenville Junior High School. Five of the orchestra members were presented scholarships to the Illinois Summer Youth Music Camp which took place at Champaign Urbana. Larry Crabbs is conductor of the Alton Youth Symphony. His, her vacations needed DEAR ANN: M V husband and I just returned f v f>m a ten-day trip that I will call a "vacation" for lack of a better word. Actually it was hell in an automobile. When two high-strung, short- tempered people are incarcerated in a car for 12 hours a day at a stretch, one begins to consider the advantages of murder. My husband thinks of a tvip as the shortest distance between two points. Ho takes charge — bossing, bullying, barking orders and making demands. He will tolerate no browsing, no time to enjoy anything, no opportunity to learn. He even resents it when I ask him to stop so I can use a rest room. He'll pull off the road for lunch or supper at the crummiest dives you can imagine. At home he wouldn't think of eating in a greasy-spoon joint but when we're on vacation anything is good enough. If I take the wheel to relieve him for awhile he criticizes my driving and yells the whole time. After an hour, my head feels like a block of concrete. I hate these annual driving trips and have suggested that we take separate vacations. In fact it would be a vacation for me if he'd go alone and leave me at home. I don't care where he goes, with whom or how long he stays. He won't hear of it. I MUST go. Be a referee, please. Let him see what he looks like in the paper. — NEVER THE CHAMPION IN TENNESSEE DEAR NEVER: I cast my vote with you. Lady. I think your husband should go by himself and let jou spend those ten days at home. And white you're there, why don't you do some wri'ing' I love the way you put words together. Dlv\K ANN: I'm 8% months pregnant. Two previous pregnancies ended in miscarriage. Both limes wo had the name Brian picked out and were very disap- po.mtd when I los: the babn.: Now we are so thrilled that i>t long last we are going to have our Brian. Mv husband's brother's wife Set Sept. 16 date Plan historic Alton week MISSKEKN Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith of 173 Cottage Ave., Cottage Hills, are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Sharry Ann Kern, to Private Ricky Harold Pickett. The bride-elect is a 1972 graduate of Civic Memorial High School. Her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pickett of Cottage Hills. He is stationed with the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The couple will be married on Sept. 16. is f ; ve-months pre^nniu She announced yesto'"lay that they have decided to name their baby Brian. am furious. She knows wo had our hearts set on that name and I think it is just rotten of her to copy us. Should we name our baby Brian anyway, or should I come right our and tell her how I feel? — PLAGIARIZED IN PITTSBURGH DEAR PITT: So what's the matter with having two Brians in the family? Cousins often have the same name since sons and daughters frequently wish to honor a deceased parent ar grandparent by naming a descendant after him or her. Since you deliver first, you'll have the advantage. Like many problems, this one could solve itself. Has it occurred to you that your child, or hers, might be a girl? DEAR ANN: Keeping people alive with drugs, tubes, needles, blood plasma, mechanical devices and so on is NOT wrong. God takes everyone when he is ready to take them. Your advice borders on the sacrilegious. - DALLAS READER DEAR DALLAS: Sorry, but a great many terminally ill patients are forced to vegetate (I hesitate to use the word live) because even though God was ready — the relatives weren't. There is a great deal to be said for death with dignity. Discover how to be date bait without falling hook, line and sinker. Ann Landers' booklet, "Dating Do's And Don'ts," will help you be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Send 35 cents in coin along with a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope and your request to the Alton Evening Telegraph. Fashion tips Elegant Jumpsuit One-piece drawstring halter- neck jumpsuits are easy to make with the wide, full palazzo pants. You can add a short-sleeved jacket made of the same material for an elegant coverup. A gala celebration of Historic Alton Week, Oct. 1-8. which will open with a reenactment of the Lincoln- Douglas debate, will feature the ribbon-cutting of visitors' center and four days of historic house tours. The week, designed to emphasize the importance of Alton's history and architecture, is being sponsored by the Alton Area Landmarks Association, headed by Phillip H. Poehner. Events planned for the week also include displays of area history and buildings, photo exhibits, the per formance of an American history production; and a flea market to benefit a^ea historical groups. The challenging issues of the final debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in their heuletl senatorial campaign will be repeated in Lincoln-Doug'as Square where the deba'.e was heard by some 6,000 peonle on Oct. 15,1858. Immediately following the debate, the Alton Area Realtors will host an open house and bus tour of historic homes. Reservations for the free bus tour are being made through Mrs. Leona Grsec, 905 McPherson Ave. To Open Visitor Center The official opening of Ihe Benjamin Hart House at =i24 Belle St. as Alton's Visitors' Center will take place Monday, Oct. 2. Dignitaries will officiate at the ribbon-cutting, beginning at noon. Refreshments will be served, and guests will see a display of the town's history and architecture. Tentative plans are to keep the visitor center open <o viewers from 10 a.m. until 3 or 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, with orientation programs on area history. The center will also be open on the initial day, from 1 unt'I 6 p.m., previous to the ribbon- cutting day. Ernie Springer is chairman of the visitors' center. The Alton Little Theater production, "An American Folk Dance," will also be given on the opening day at Showplace, 2450 Henry St. Tickets are being sold for Hie production, and for an ac companying buffet dinner. The buffet will be served at 6 p.m., and the performance begins at 7 p.m. Landmarks Historic Tour Tickets for the Landmarks Historic tour, slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the historic Week, are available through the tour chairman, Mrs. Roi;er Plummer. Separate tickets are necessary for each of the three days. Busses for these tours will leave the center on Belle street with stops on Thursday in Upper Alton and Hunterstown; on Friday m Middletown; and on Saturday in the State street area and Godfrey. Tickets are sold at $5 for a complete one-day packago for each tour, bus fare and lunch. Reservations are be'ng made with Mrs. C. M. Stuchlick of 2909 Utah Place, Alton. Many Displays In addition to the historic displays at the visitors' center, the public will be invited to view photo exhibits of scenes by Robert Graul, taken during his years as Alton Evening Telegraph photographer. This display will be in the Benjamin Godfrey home on Godfrey road on Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Alton Museum of History and Art will have a display open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday in the Benjamin Godfrey Chap "I on Godfrey Road. Exhibits at the Upstair Gallery, 651 E. Broadway, Alton, will be open on sCvora' days of the gala week. These displays are planned to concur with the historic theme. Flea Market Furniture, art objects, china, paintings and other items a<v being collected for a giant flea market which will ba conducted Oct. 5, 6, 7 and 8 in the Taphorn Buildiflg, 201 E. Broadway, sponsored !>/ the Alton-Godfrey Welcome Wagon. Mrs. Audrey Cook is handling arrangements for the sale. The proceeds will, benefit the Alton Historical Society, Alton Landmarks Associat'on and the Alton Museum o* History and Art. Area birth announcements Mr. and Mrs. Charts Isringhausen, 102 Avahn Place, Brighton, a son, Ja^on Derik, 9 pounds and 10 ounces, 4:18 a.m. today, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder daughters, Lisa Dawn, 8; ar.d Lori Beth, 6. Mr. and Mrs. Gentry Crocker, 212 Michigan, Alton, a son, Randal Gentry, 6 pounds and 3 ounces, 7.00 a.m. Wednesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder children, Cathy Ellen, 10; anJ Michael William, 8. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Parker, 506 Sinclair, Sou'h Roxana, a son, Shawn Lynn, 6 pounds and 10 ounces, 7:02 p.m. Wednesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder son, Jeremy Lynn, 1%. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Everett, 319 Picker, Wood River, a daughter. Jayrne Lynn, 8 pounds and 3 ouncos, 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Elder son, Brian Charles, 2%. Mr. and Mrs. James Henderson, 1161 Summit Drive, East Alton, first child, Jason Michael, 7 pounds and 6 ounces, 12:40 p.m. Wed n e s d a y , Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Henderson is the former Joan Boals, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Boals of Effingham. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Henderson of Watson. 111. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Kruegcr, 80 W. Beach, Wood River, first child, Brandy Jean, fi pounds and 14 ounces, 5-4'5 p.m. Wednesday, Alton Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Krueger is the former Caren Cay Foster, daughter of M->. Mabel Fernandez of Wood River and Elmer Foster of Springfield. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mr.-. Orlando Krueger ot Springfield. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Casper, 3218 Hawthorn, Alton, a daughter, Jennifer Ann, 8 pounds and 9 ounces, 10:JB p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder son, Jon Dee 4. Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Crull of Hardin, a son, Thomas Wayne, 9 pounds and 1 ounces, 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder son, Marty Joe, 2. Mr. and Mrs. James Blea/ard Jr., Ill S. 13th St., Wood River, a son, Philiip Isaiah, 7 pounds and 5 ounces, 3:42 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder daughter, Lona Michelle, 3. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Thompson, 636 State St., Wood River, a son, Jon Robert, 9 pounds and 13 ounces, 3:23 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph's Hospital. Elder children, Roxanne Endicott, 12; Timothy Endicott, 11; and Jeffery Endicott, 10. Mr. and Mrs. James F. Scogglns, 442 E. 6th St., Alton, first child, Craig Louis, 7 pounds and 13 ounces, 2:33 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph's Hospiatl. Mrs. Scoggins is the former Rosemary Aiello, daughter of Mrs. Rose Aiello Open house is planned for Edwardsville couple Mr. and Mrs, Elmer Frarce of 312 S. Kansas St , Kd- wardsville, will be honored at an open house on Sunday, Sept. 10, in celebration cf their silver wedding anniversary. The couple will greet their Anniversary reception is planned for Herfins of Florissant, Mo. Paternal grandfather is Harry Scoggins of Wood River. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gress of Hardin, a son, 6 pounds and 13 ounces, 1:02 a.m. today, Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Egelhoff of Piasa, a son, 8 pounds and 3 ounces, 9:3!. a.m. Wednesday, Jersey Community Hospital, Jer- seyville. Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Weller of Jerseyville, a son, 8 pounds and 10 ounces, 11:24 p.m. Wednesday, Jersey Cnmmunity Hospital, Jerseyville. Mr. and Mrs. George Staples of Carrollton, a son. 4 pounds and 14 ounces, 5:03 p.m. Wednesday, Boyd Memorial Hospital, Carrollton. LPNs change meeting; plan booth at Nameoki Changes which will affect all area practical nurses will be discussed during the September meeting of the Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Illinois, Division 14. The meting date for the month of September only has been changed. The group will gather at 7:30 p.m. on Sept 21 in the Eunice Smith Extended Care Unit, 1251 College Ave. The session is open to all LPNs and practical nursing students of the Alton area. The division will participate i n the Charity Day Celebration Sept. 14 through 16 at the Nameoki, HI., Village Shopping Center. Mrs. Alma Lauck of 418 Lorena Ave., Wood River, is collecting donations from LPNAI members for a' booth to be set up at the event. Items will be accepted no later than Sept. 13. Plans March wedding Mr. and Mrs. William E. Sparks of 441 Wyoming, Bethalto, are announcing the engagement of her daughter, Kathy Jones, and Dennis Kellim, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Kellim of 517 Wood River Ave., Wood River. The bride-elect is a 1969 graduate of Roxana High School and is employed by American Sheet and Strip Steel Corp. in Granite City. Her fiance, a 1970 graduate of East Alton-Wood River High School, is employed by McDonald's as manager in Alton. The couple is planning a March wedding. MISS JONES Jerseyville couple will celebrate anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ferenbach of 503 Hi-View St., Jerseyville, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open house. The couple will receive their friends from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in the Farm Bureau Building, 402 South Jefferson St., Jerseyville. No invitations are being issued, and the couple requests no gifts, a family spokesman said. Mr. Ferenbach and the former Catherine Walsh were married at St. Francis Church by the late Rev. John J. Clancy. Mirror of your mind By JOHN CONWELL friends and relatives from 2 until 5 p.m. at their home. Mr. France and the former Miss Dolores Schutte were married on Aug. 28,1947. Their children are: Gary of Pekin; Mrs. Joyce Kanek of Edwardsville, and Denise, Dennis and Carol at home. Are bosses becoming more humane? An open house will be given on Saturday, Sept. 9 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. James A. H e r r i a of 518 Oregon, Bethalto, in celebration of their silver wedding anniversary. The honored couple will begin receiving their friends and relatives at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 120 Mill St., Bethalto. No invitations are being mailed for the event. Mr. Herrin and the former Miss Alberta M. McGlasson were married on Sept. 5, 1947 in Winchester, 111. He is self- employed and Mrs. Herrin is employed by Piro TV. Their chiidre are: James K. of Bethalto; Mrs. David (Vicky) PickeriU of Bunker Hill; and Kathy, Joyce and Trade, at home. There are three grandchildren. RESPONSIVE is the word, rather than humane. (Modern bosses cannot be Simon Legrees.) Many executives today are shifting soni'j attention away from profits and production in efforts to keep employes more contented. The results have not only increased profits and production but have made many bosses feel that dealing with people can be just as satisfying as trying to keep on the ri^ht side of the bookkeeping ledger. Do older children want to lead? YES and no. Older children love to be looked up to: the casual air when they c-xcel in a sport, the gestures of sophistication as they try to act grownup are all for ihe benefit of the younger • children. Of course, there are drawbacks to being an older child idolized by younger boys and girls. Parents, as a case in point, have the awful knack of "putting down" an older child just when he is beginning to think he is almost an adult. Should a wife be slow to forgive? NO. No matter how deeply a wife has been hurt, if she still loves her husband, she should not wait until he tries to make up before she forgives him. Even though she may think it makes her appear overly anxious to have her husband back, if the wife really loves him, she will want him to know she knows that he knows she feels that way. Perhaps her husband will then avoid doing anything that requires her forgiveness. C l*n Kin*; Features Syndicate, lac.)

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