Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1972 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 13, 1972
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grower's art BY FRED CLAUSEN Telegraph Garden Columnist Horticulture show, Sept. 14 The very fine lawn at the East Alton Muncipial Building was grown and laid by Charles Nayler who operates a sbd farm at 3277 Seminary Road. 'And credit must also go to the City Council who sees to it that it is taken good care of. It takes special care to have a lawn like that. But it can be had. The Alton Horticultural Society show Sept. 14, at the Godfrey Civic Center is open to all who have something to display. For those who must go to work the place is open at 7 o'clock so you can bring your flowers in on the way to work. Open to the public from 1:30 p.m. Late fall gardens should be doing good now after the rains. Good time now to transplant many perennials. After frost give plants a very light cover of leaves. In your spare time check evergreens for bagworms and pick off any you may find. FRED Gardening suggestions Dear Mr. Clausen: When do I plant Ivy, and where can I buy it? What kind of trees are on Alby at the Alton landfill? I mean the tall ones planted In groups around a picnic table at the entrance.. Are these strong enough for our Godfrey winds? I've also heard that cow manure is good for roses. True? What bushes do birds like? I'd like to get some shelter going in my back yard. It looks like Kansas in August! Thank you. E.B. Ivy can be planted now or in early spring. Will check trees at landfill and report later. Green and white ash are good trees, and wind resistant. Nothing can beat cow manure for roses, but where to get it? All the berried snowball bushes are good for bird food, but a few varieties do not have berries. Also dogwood, hawthorns, crabapples with small apples that hang on trees until birds get them. All Hollies (only the female plants have berries). Local nurseries should have ivy plants for sale. Shrub ivith white, lacy blooms To an East Alton reader who asked for name and proper care of shrub (leaf enclosed) with white spring blooms and late red berries: Leaves are from one of the many. Viburnums, snowball family. If it's a tall plant, its the so-called American cranberry bush. If a dwarf plant, it's Viburnum opulus compacta. If plant is in deep shade, this could be why some of stems die. Next year, right after bloom trim plant back for shape. You will lose the berries for that year, of course. If a stragly plant is cut back to, say, a foot or two above ground it will come out with new growth and make a better plant. This is called renewing a plant. Tulip planting notes Dear Mr. Clausen: We lost our tulip bed last year. We give credit to the moles and mice. I have read In your fine column that moth balls used in planting bulbs will discourage moles. How many mothballs should be used? Can you get too many in a bed? Please advise and also give any hints on my tulip planting which will be beneficial. Thank you so much. I read your column regularly. A. K. In good garden soil I prefer to plant tulip bulbs about 10 inches deep. This way they will not increase, but make one good bulb each year for many years. Petunias can then be planted on top for summer bloom. But let the top of all bulbs die down naturally. If moth balls are planted about two feet apart it should be enough. Moles hunt by smell and cannot locate their food for the odor of mothballs. Anyhow, that is supposed to be the principle. I have used mothballs 3 to 4 feet apart in mole runs in lawns and it drove them away. Moles do not eat tulip bulbs, but field mice follow the mole runs and eat the bulbs. Hostas short on chlorophyll To W. C., who inquires about variegated hostas whose leaves (no bugs in sight) are being eaten; also is worried about spider webs on hen and chicken plants: The variegated hostas look pretty for a relatively short lime, then the white edges turn brown. This is because of lack of chlorophyll in the white areas. Nothing I know of will prevent this. You may check if any snails are there. However, they eat mostly decaying foligage. Malathion or Sevin will pet the snails if given two sprays about % hour apart. After first spray, snails crawl out from under the slimy coat and are then vulnerable to the second spray. Spider webs can be washed off these plants with pressure from a garden hose. Daisy, iris care Dear Mr. Clausen: I have a yellow daisy with a dark brown center. Would like to know if I should cut the plant down and how far, Also If I save seed, when do I plant them? Also, when is time to cut iris plants down? E. M. Need more information about this daisy. Is it annual or perennial? If it has seed, it is most likely an annual. Save seed and plant in early spring. Both iris and peonies benefit by keeping their leaves on as long as possible. But iris leaves do sometimes look untidy this time of year, so you can cut them off now. Identifies leaf Mr. Fred Clausen: We just moved here a couple of months ago, and have been reading column on, gardening, shrubs and trees, which we enjoy very much. I enclose a leaf from a tree in our yard for Identification. Would also like to know the best time to cut peonies and hydrangeas back for the winter. Mr. and Mrs. W.L.R. Leaf is from a shingle Oak. Wait'til late summer to cut peonies off, unless you have to dig and transplant them. If so, this is the best time to transplant these plants. You do not say what kind of hydrangea. The so-called florists' hydrangea you do not cut back, as they have their flower buas at the tips of this year's growth. P.G. Hydrangea you trim just for shape in spring. These plmts grow like small trees. Hydrangea arborescent grow about 3 to 4 feet tall and bloom on new growth, and can be cut back to a few inches above ground in fall or early spring. Magnolia sprouts; dogwood slows Dear Mr. Clausen: I have a magnolia that nearly died two years ago, but this year It threw out some branches and grew a lot. But it has many sprouts around the base of the trunk which is about (our inches in circumference. Should I cut these sprouts off? If so, this fall, or in spring? Also, would like to know what can be done with a dogwood tree about three feet tail. It was bought at a nursery, doesn't grow, but it does bloom. Thank you. Mrs. R. W., Roodhouse. Most magnolias make sprouts near the ground and these ought to be cut off. You can do that now. Check the dogwood near the ground and see if any loose bark is there. Or holes. If so, scrape off the loose bark and paint the place with MalaUuon, Repeat next spring. Write to Fred If you have questions or problems about your gardening, send them to Fred Clausen in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph, for suggestions in his column which is published on the Family Page on Wednesdays. Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1972 A-9 ^^_^^^_^^_ ,„_ *-» *• -• ""-*«/ J "-fv*|^v» -*-t/j -At/ 1 «# £Tt t/ Tall girls shape up for fall A lovelier you • News in undershapers By MARY SUE MILLER New undersliapers mold the body with |soft but firm support. You will hardly know you wear me. But your clothes will fi and hang like Let's exem- custommades. plify: — To shap<|: the top under Sweaters and Knits. Molded bras with no seams to show; body-flexing, [double knit "Sportie" brajs; smooth crepe underwire lifts; Vassar-knit cup bottoms for comfort and fit. — Strategic Skirts. Brief; control and for Pants and with tummy bands for knit unconstricted movement; waist-to-knee panties smooth hips and thigh >. — In the Dress Depart. Airy embroidery in soft shaped bras and p;.nties; princess line in non-ding slips for wear under daytirre chemises or fitted shirtwai 5ls. — In the Clamour Department. Quintessence demi-bras and decollete slips for no- show effects with plunging necklines and bare back. — Long and Short of it. Half slips in short and (at last) long lengths. — Body Shirts. From Ascot tailored in crepe to rib boucle with turtle neck to low scoop, ruffled satin. — Fashion Colors. There's golden haze, nude, brown and gray pearl, black, plum, amethyst, winter navy, china blue, wintergreen, pastel red. Coordination with outerwear thus becomes more than ever possible and makes for great looks. And that wonderful put- together feeling. ENHANCED BOSOMLINE For a 'more attractive bosom, write Mary Sue Miller in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph, requesting her pamphlet, ENHANCED BOSOMLINE. Include 10 cents in coin and a long, self- addressed, stamped envelope. Pamphlet contains detailed instructions on how curve and lift can he improved through exercise, posture and cor- setry. By HELEN HENNESSY NEA Wonen's Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — This fall both panty hose styles and body suits will qualify for universal appeal. They are tied in with the 1 i b e r a t io n message that motivates today's fashions. The nearly two million women 5-feet-8 and over who have been struggling with extra-large panty hose sizes ineffectively will, for the first time, have a choice of favorite styles custom designed just for their figures. Tall Girl, a new panty hose line, includes- an opaque control top designed for clingy costumes and pants, all sheer for festive occasions. Brief Top has a miniscule bit of panty knitted on smoothly at the waistband. Body suits, which last spring were primarily designed for sinuous figures, are following the panty hose trend toward universal appeal this fall. A new generation of body suits, embellished with very feminine dressmaker details, is specifically designed to be becoming to extra-large sizes. These are called Burlington Bodies. Particularly flattering to the amply proportioned, as well as their slimmer sisters, is a stock tie design that creates a poetic Byroneque mood with billowing sleeves, shirred puffs at the shoulder and elasticized wrists. Another body suit design with universal appeal has a Peter Pan collar effect with shirring dropped shoulders and puffed sleeves. Argyles, the bold tartan classics, provide inspiration for a Highland Fling collection of body suits —• a dashing drama of back seams in shock contrast that flourished in the heyday of cinema sirens like Pola Negri and Gloria Swanson. Old medicine is dangerous DEAR DR. LAMB — I would like to know how long penicillin tablets are good. About four years ago I had an abscessed) tooth and my dentist prescribed penicillin tablets to tjring down the swelling. I hid about six left over and put them in my medicine cabinet. Are they still good? DEAR READER - Throw them away, penicillin tablets are usually considered to be safe if stored properly only for about t\yo years. Your letter points up a very imp o r t a n t problem with medicine. The shelf life, or how long a medicine is effective, variqs a great deal. Personally, I think every bottle of medicine that is given to a patient should have an expiration date or a statement effective only until, and then 3 specific date stamped on the label. Don't underestimate the importance ] of this. The housewives in the nation raised cain because foods aren't dated and they have a valid point. I submit, lowever, that the medicines that are taken for illnesses are just as important By Dr. Lawrence E. Lamb as food. Usually a person's health, and how well he responds to treatment of an illness, depends on his taking medicine which has not deteriorated from age. Doctors could probably help solve this problem by writing on their prescription pad , "please label with expiration date for usefulness." The reason doctors often don't do this is they expect their patients to take the medicine that has been prescribed for them. Thus the doctor prescribes just the amount of medicine he wants the patient to have and there should be none left over. Doctors are trusting souls and we often think that outpatients take the things we give them. The truth is, they often don't or they take the medicine they have been given for a few days and after they feel better they stop even Miifror of By JOHN CONWELL your mind NO. Youn unwind bef dreamland, bedtime stcries helps them "shift do\vi" to a more restful "reruns" of Can a Are bedtime tales too babyish? children need to ire going off to and telling them pacej after going full speed all da,-. More than that, telling then bedtime tales helps make chidren tc Youngsters it pleasant for go to bed. soon fall into the habit of gong to sleeo at a certain time, long before parents have to go into the bedtime stories. 'brain' be a sodil liability? CERTAINLY. Even a near- genius can suffer such inner turmoil that he.will commit the clumsiest social boo-boo. People will be sorry to see such a person keep himself aloof to avoid social errors. Watch what happens, though, when a highly intellectual individual who makes these mistakes tries to brazen his way out of his embarrassment. Sometimes he will act even more boorish, thinking everyone should put up with him because he is such a "brain." Is money a threat to romance? YES. Money — the lack of it, too much of it, too much in the hands of one parfner in romance, too little in the hands of the other — it can be a big factor in the success or failure of a romance. though they haven't taken the full course of treatment. N*t only can this be dangerous to the individual's health, but it provides a ready stock of unused medicine. Your situation is a good example. This is one of the ways a lot of dangerous medicines are available for children or to be taken by mistake. Just remember, old medicine is often not good medicine. Throw away all medicine that your doctor has prescribed for you that you have not used. DEAR DR. LAMB — Do you consider eating sunflower seeds harmful to your health? My granddaughter, who is in her teens, likes them so well she eats them by the pack. DEAR READER — No, they're not harmful, provided she can afford that many calories. If they've been prepared by being roasted in oils, they'll have more grease and obviously contain more calories. The oil in raw sunflower seeds is very rich in polyunsaturated fats and contains very few saturated fats. To the extent that there is an advantage to eating the vegetable polyunsaturated fats as opposed to the animal saturated fats, they may even be beneficial. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of the Alton Evening Telegraph. For a copy of Dr. Lamb's booklet on balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanced Diet" booklet. Patriotism theme at Moro meeting A program on the theme "Primer for Patriotism" will be given during the meeting of the Moro Woman's Club Friday in the Moro Presbyterian Church social room. The event is planned as guest night. The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., is headed by Mrs. Robert Allison. The perfect put-togethers Now, at last, the long-stemmed American beauties are getting their fashion due in costumes and panty hose custom proportioned for tall girls. Five-foot- eight-inch girl (left) coordinates tall girl opaque control top panty hose in hunter green with a red, green and white checked print costume set off by a black shrink. The Argylo patterned Highland Fling Vest (right) in shades at red and black costars with brief top panty hose in a red hot shade. Choose your layers to suit your fancy—matching skirt with tartan vest plus a different patterned jacket if you wish. It's liberation day for the fashion individualist. Husbands aren't always loving, either DEAR ANN: I'm one of the thousands (maybe millions) of wives whose husbands asked, "Did you read Ann Landers today?" The letter he wanted me to see was signed, "Your Loving Husband — But Not Enough."We both laughed and thought it was very clever. How about equal time for a wife's rebuttal? Dear Loving Husband: During the last year I approached you to make love to me 365 times but you had 329 excuses. You said "Yes" 36 times. Here's my tally on the excuses: Hard day at the office — 120 times. Argument with the boss, too tense — 35 times. Important meeting tomorrow, have to get a good night's sleep — 30 times. It's too cold in here — 5 times. It's too hot in here — 20 times. I'm beat — 30 (imes. My back is acting up again — 30 times: I drank too much, couldn't hack it — 15 times. I can't tear myself away from this terrific movie (during which you fell asleep) — 40 times. As soon as I finish this article (during which you fell asleep) — 35 times. I was sleeping, what did you say? — 30 times. W e aren't newlyweds anymore What are you trying to prove? — 10 times. Why don't you go bowling with the girls or take a cold shower? — 9 times. Signed — Your Loving Wife — But Not Forever P.S. Ann, dear girl, will you please rush the name of "Loving Husband" and send it to my nev address which will be Siberia if my husband finds out I wote this letter. — ROCKFOKD, ILLINOIS DEAR ROCK: My lips are sealed. I'll /.ever nevor tell. Incidentally, I received dozens of talleys, from other wives who had a similar tale of woe, but you told yours best. DEAR ANN: I will get right to the point. My mother and dad are getting a divorce. Frankly, it's a relief for us kids. They have been fighting for five years. There are three kids in the family and we are allowed to choose whether we want to live with Mom or Dad. My sister chose Mom. My brother chose Dad. I chose Dad, also. When 1 told them of my decision. Mom hit the roof. She said girls belong with their mother. I told her I would visit her once a week but that did not satisfy her. 1 love Mom but I am not at ease with her. Whenever I had a problem I always went to Dad. He is more calm, more understanding, and he treats me like a person who has some brains. Mom has been putting so much pressure on me to change my mind that I'm freaked out. Dad says nothing but I am sure he is pleased that I chose him. Please, Ann, if you can help me decide what to do I'd appreciate it. — KID IN THE MIDDLE IN MIDDLETON DEAR MIDDY: Since you were told the decision was yours to make, and you made it, I feel it is unfair of your mother to pressure you. Follow your original inclination. After you settle in with your dad try a few weekends with your mom and see how it goes. If you want to change your plans later, do so. Don't flunk your chemistry test. Love is more than one set of glands calling to another. If you have trouble making a distinction you need Ann's booklet, "Love Or Sex And How To Tell The Difference." Send a long, self- addressed, stamped envelope with your request and 35 cents in coin to the Alton Evening Telegraph. Pushbutton teaching aid makes most of baby's natural curiosity Batchelors ived 25 years (0 1972 King Feature* Syndicate. Inc ) Mr. and Mrs. Albert Batchelor of 106 Mill-Spring, Godfrey, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at a reception Sunday The couple will friends from 2 until in the Cherry Street Church Mi\ Balchelor is employed receive 4 p.m Baptist in the electrical maintenance department of the Alton School District, He and the former Edith Sons were married on Sept. 16. 1947, in the Cherry Street Church by the Rev. freeman Privett' They have two children, Michael and DOM a, at home. No invitations ure being issued- By HELEN HENNESSY NEA Women's Editor NEW YORK —(NEA) — Language presents no hairier where babies are concerned. "Whether they are bora in the U.S.A., China, Russia or Lapland," said Dn Burton L. White, director of the Harvard Pre-School Project, "thoir ability to develop language skills of a uniform pattern is a miracle that has fascinated linguists and psychologists for centuries." Normal babies, regardless of country of birth or socioeconomic status, begin to express themselves with the same simple sounds. Displeasure is indicated by loudness and pleasure by softness in tone. Infants usually start to progress from sounds to single word, according to Dr. While, between eight and nine months. And the next step is the telegraphic sentence. Babies begin to repeat in highly abbreviated form some of what they hear adults say — like, "me drink," (with a grab at Top's Sunday afternoon beer.) And alter the first, "Hey, cut that out!" reaction, parents realize that their baby Ls ready to communicate and that their help is needed by the infant in verbal comprehension. The s p o k e n language comes later. "Babies may vary widely," Dr. White said, "in the speed with which they progress from understanding words and communicated patterns to pronouncements of single words, then telegraphic sentences and, finally, full sentences. White has now created and mlly laboratory tested an innovative approach to 1 a n g u a ge development through play for babies from eight months up. It's a teaching aid called. Touch-N- Teach. Based on the most recent research in the field of language development, it helps babies understand language related to their environment and to learn to communicate "No," "mine," arid "more." words babies tend to acquire early, are omitted as they do not need reinforcement. When the baby presses the big push button on the end of the teaching aid, he hears Baby learns and play Tourh-N-Teach is a new concept in language development for babies that through the use of records and picture cards helps the baby learn to communicate while he plays in the crib or playpen. words and phrases and -simultaneously sees pictures i 11 u s l r a 11 ng them. Four double-sided little records match picture cards in the primary set designed for babies from eight to 18 co v e r baby's language learning potential from 18 to 2-1 months. •'Our research teams recorded and analyzed the language development patterns of m ( >re than UK) babies," Dr. White said. The prime purpose of his new "baby's helper," according to Dr. White, is to supple men t the parents' verbalizing in an enjoyable way through play which the baby can undertake successfully on his own when he is alone in his crib or play pen. This new concept in language development capitalizes on baby's natural curiosity about people, things and animals that are part of his world. Repetition of basic phrases are scientifically distribcted to maintain an optimal level of infant in- tertvst. "It provides an effective supplement (not a SUB- STlTiTK) for the warm, loving conversation of parents." its creator explained. And if there's anything to drink shown in the cards, you •-•aji be sure it's milk. Cooking cues To lest a steamed pudding for doneness, insert a cake tester in the middle of the pudding; if the tester comes out clean, the pudding is done.

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