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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 20

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, August 26, 1962
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SUN., AUGUST 26, 1962, Lok* Charles American Msf GARDEN RAMBLES Roses Bloom During Hot, Dry Period in the Henkaus Qarden WINDOW OF ROSES — O. E. Henkhaus looks lovely garden of blooming out the picture window of his home lo view his success is in the care and 'Lovely Louisiana' Program Planned by Women's Clubs Launching of a civic program to discover and tell the world about the wonderful things Louisiana has to offer is the theme of "Lovely Louisiana" a project to be sponsored by the Louisiana Federation of Women's clubs. Plans for each community- centercd endeavor will be worked out at an early date. Field trips to places of interest will be part of the activities designed to encourage members to see and better know Louisiana . . especially the history and heritage of each part of the state. Information gathered by the Louisiana Federation of Women's Club members will be made available for area-wide use. In planning their "Magic Circle" exploration, club members will discuss what makes any area interesting; check historical and up-to-date facts about each region and appoint committees to handle different aspects of the projects. The group will then organize trips to places of interest that can be reached in a day, or a weekend. Special displays will be arranged to illustrate some of the area's highlights. Each member will also receive a leaflet, "Find your Own Magic Circle," to serve as a guide on her trips. Reports on trips will be given at future meetings. Discussing the forthcoming ac- WEEK'S CALENDAR MONDAY, AUG. 27 ! The PBX club of Lake Charles meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Magnolia Life Insurance build- in". Adult Dance instruction by Mrs. James Regan will be held Mon-. day, 7:30-9:30 p.m., College Oaks ! recreation center. The Sixty Plus club meets Monday, 7-10 p.m., High School Park recreation center. ; Beginners' ceramics class is taught Monday, 9-11 a.m., High School Park recreation center. ; Civil Air Patrol, senior and cadet squadrons, meets Monday, 7:30 p.m., Chennault AFB. Ceramics classes are taught each Monday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., High School: Park recreation center by Mrs.' A. B. Nc-vils. TUESDAY, AUG. 28 Sulphur Trinity Lutheran Laries A;d meets Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship hall of church. ; The SPEBSQSA meets Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., 1710 Hwy. 11 ; Social Dancing night for adults i only, High School Park recrea-! lion center, 8-10 p.m. j Ceramics classes for beginners taught each Tuesday, 1-4 p.m., High School Park recreation center. Civil Defeme Women's Police unit meets Tuesday, 7 p.m., in court house basement. Advanced ceramics classes taught Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. and i from J to 4 p.m., High School Park recreation center by Mrs. A. B. Nevils. j tivities-, Mrs. E. L. I n a b n c 11, ! "Lovely Louisiana' 1 p r o g r a m ; chairman, pointed out that "This | State eof ours is the center of a i Magic Circle of wonderful things i to see and do. There is recrea- ! lion, education, fun for all within quick and easy range. . . new places to discover. - "A day or weekend trip in our areas can be a living classroom in which our children can study living textbooks: historical sites, ! Civil War landmarks, unique pioneer settlements, sites of Indian ; conflicts, recreational facilities, man-made wonders, and literary shrines." roses. His real secret to feeding. I The Navy Lands Fashion Laurels Ahoy, landlubbers, be prepared for an invasion by the Navyl ; Yves St. Laurent's pea coat last : Spring sent manufacturers scur- ; rying to Navy Outlet stores to get the real thing. | The result: a rash of modish pea coats to replace the poplin or cordurov car coat. By GEORGIA MORITZ Gardens of this area have, old- timers say, never known a harder summer, what with the long drouth and the searing, scorching heat that has continued through two months. In most gardens it is hard to find a flower, and everybody, armed with a hose, is fighting to merely keep things alive. The weather has been unusual, the difficult conditions unusually long. In addition to all this is the fact that roses have always been expected to take a vacation in August. They work so hard all year that they deserve one! j But suppose you start out toj interview some of the expert rose growers to find out what they have been doing just to keep their bushes alive during such trying times. You don't expect to i see any roses. j Mrs. 0. E. Henkhaus invites you into her home, 1306 Eleventh street. Before you is a glass wall. It frames a "living" picture of the Henkhaus rose garden. The bushes stand six feet tall, some taller, their foliage rich and green, and loaded with roses! Here and there, all around you in the room, are roses. An ar- i rangement of Sterling Silver looking quite lavender: one of; Queen Elizabeth: others of other: varieties. "We've just cut several dozen i to send to the hospitals," M r «. i Henkhaus says, and adds, "Mr. j Henkhaus is working out there in; the garden now, go ask him. He! • .will tell you how he docs it." ; Mr. Henkhaus, like other rcalj gardeners, is so nice about giv-1 ing away the information lie is gaining from experience! i He planted tin's new garden DC- j comber 20 and cut the first roses February 20. They have been! blooming through all the weather' ! since then. j It has been 120 degrees in the I sun in that garden, but the bush- j es have held their stems straight. j They have not drooped. Keep Feet Cool "I don't believe hot sun hurls the tops of roses," Mr. Henkhaus i says, "just as long as their roots are kept cool and damp." These plants keep their feet cool under a mulching of three inches of pine straw. The soil is soaked every five or six days by the perforated hose, which lies between the rows, being turned on and allowed to run, slowly, for five hours. That will get moisture down as far as the roots go. Mr. Henkhaus forced his roses to grow a lot of small feeder roots? When he planted them he root-pruned heavily, every single root. In the process of healing t h e wound a great number of little feeder roots were put out and they wrap themselves around a grain of soil and extract the moisture it is holding. So the more feeder roots, the more moisture can be absorbed. He kept the new bushes in a bucket of water until the hole was all ready, the soil well mixed with old manure and. peat moss. He used two cups of bone meal and a heaping tablespoon of potash to each plant. His records show that on April IS he gave each plant one cup of 8-8-8 and a tablespoon of Epsom salts, which is hydrated magnesium sulfate. On June 15 he pave each hush one cup 8-8-8 and one cup cotton seed meal. Then on July 9 he gave each one cup of bone meal. The acidity of the pine needles, ho thinks, should be counteracted in that way. He doesn't intend to do any pruning until February, cutting these six and seven foot giants back, then, to about 18 inches. Of course, the flowers are kept cut. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! We will personalize your Chrlitmaj Cards (on« line) when purchased (rom us from our stock or olbumj. Tn Sept. 30, box of 25 . . 19c To Oct. 31, box of 25 . 29c To Nov. 30, box of 25 39c Otherwise, box of 25 ?1 THE NASON COMPANY 3008 Enterprise Blvd. GLB \->*J L-«»Ji—*, / proven-the finest boys' jeans made for lasting good looks and long, long wear that add up to unequalled jean value, buy Farah Gold Strikes, Extra sturdy construction in boy-proven, jiylon-reinforced ll'/i oz. den'un -with exclusive Vulca-ncc, the knees that wear tmd wear. Colorfast, Sanforized'—shrinkage less than 1%. Regulars (.4-12), Slims ('2-12) S.'/jS Suspender Cioki Strikes for Little Fellas (2-7) . $~-'»H Regulars and Slims, Sizes 13 to 1G $3.7.} Huskies, 26" to 36" Waists , $3.75 712 KVAN" STltUUT Don't take chances with fit for young feet. Our Stride Rites and our expert staff—provide the careful fit they need and the choice of styles they want. Priced according to sixes 5.98 to 9.50 Open Thursday Till 8:30 2948 Southgqte Shopping Center always with Jong stems. Well, that's how. That is why Mr. and Mrs. Henkhaus were able, on a scorching day when desert conditions prevailed generally throughout this area, to cut one d o z e n long stemmed roses from Garden Party, one dozen from Mojave, and one dozen from Sterling Silver, to say nothing of all the others that yielded a big supply. At present, Mr. Henkhaus is i getting some old bids th*d duced spring flowers r««d faD planting. Re has a mari bed of young tomato plants It may be that this garde had some help, daring the* ing days, in the fact that it i tected by the house itself, the hot, drying north triads, are lower walls on (fee other sides, too. All of which make the roses happier ia th< ter, as well as the summer. WHITE WOOL CHINCHILLA! on 39.95 VVhite for winter flattery ... in sturdy wool chin- chilla lo keep you warm and cozy. For a casual approach to fashion, it's lines are purposefully simple, with roomy stitched pockets and a big three-button closing. A wonderful coat in white, or also in deep warm-winter colors, if you prefer. Sizes 6-18. STORE HOURS: 9:15 to 5:30 — Thursday 9:15 to 8:30 USE YOUR GOLDKING'S CHARGE ACCOUNT

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