Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 9, 1974 · Page 6
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 9, 1974
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KBimimimiiiiTMTM^^ w Simra or MEN Current Craze For Growing Plants Can Be Fun In Very Small Space Tuesday, July 9, 1974 By VIVIAN BROWN Apartment dwellers need not j envy their country cousins in the current craze'for growing plants.' Any little flower, pot. or box can become a garden for food or pleasure if sun is available. So says city gardener Kerry Fitzgerald whose well- staffed business enterprise includes "sick calls" on house plants, a plant clinic and roof- MRS. BLATT RETIRES . . . Dr. Pitcher, vice president for academic ajjairs at the University of Arkansas, with his retiring secretary, Mrs. Blatt. : ;: · - . . · · Dream Of Travel Returns And Soon To Be Reality Legion Auxiliary Names Chairmen top landscaping City. . "People are By NORMA'CONNER UA News Service "My girlhood dream was to be a secretary of importance in some foreign country," Madeline ( Blatt said in an interview recently. "But my senior year in college 1 met my husband-to-be and my dream changed, 1 ' she added. Mrs. Blatt, administrative secretary to Dr. Palmer C. Pilcher, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas; retired July 1. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., and : reared in Chicago, Mrs. Blalt completed high school, a business school and worked forgone year before enrolling at the University of Illinois in Urbana at the age of 18. "My first job was secretary to a consulting engineer. I liked my work very much but I wanted a college degree." she said. At the University of Illinois, she decided to major in Span ish ,a language she says she cannot speak now. "I really wanted to travel here and ab road and I thought a knowledge of the Spanish language woult be beneficial about any place I would go. But in t r u t h , , would say that in the 1920s girls didn't go to college with a ca reer in mind," she admitted "they went to have fun and ge married." After ' taking a bachelor o arts degree, Mrs. Blatt workei a year for the F. W. Dodgi Corporation in Chicago. Thei she married the late B. Lei Blatt. The newiyweds returnei to Urbana, whre her husbani took a law degree and late joined his father, the late Judg George N. Blatt, and a brothel Goerge N. Blatt Jr., in the la 1 firm of Logger and Blatt a Joliet, 111. "My husband became terested in insurance claim and became a claims attorne; He joined Southwest Casualt and was transferred to Fayetti ville." In 1966. Blatt becam associate professor of law an librarian in the School of La icier Dean Ralph C. Barnhart. Mrs. Blatt joined the staff as ecretary to Dr. Paul M. 'oung, vice president for acade- lic affairs. She worked one ear for Dr. Virgii Adkisson, ho was interim vice president ntil Dr. Pitcher's appointment o the position in 1967. Soon after Mrs. Blalt joined he UA staff, she assisted in or- lanizing' a campus secretary^' ;roup which met once each nonttr'as a means of getting cquainted and for fellowship, ince 1929, she has continued s a member, of the Executive 3oard of her university soro- ity, Kappa Delta, and is editor f the sorority newsletter, "The dagger." "I have not worked continu- lly in the business world." Mrs. Blatt said. "I took off 18 ·ears to be a mother to my wo sons and to participate in _TAs, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and all other activities associated with boys." Her older son, )ick, is a Chicago attorney Her-younger son, Jim, a gra luate' of the University who is vorking toward a master's de re after serving four years n the Navy, will teach a ipringdale High School in the 'all. Heivgirlhood dream of travel ng returned and it is abou .0 become a reality. Mrs. Blat jlans to spend July and Angus it her summer cottage on Lak :hristi in Lawrence, Mich. :hen so to Florida, (Califorhi and Mexico .during the winte months. There are plans for tra vel to'Europe, both on the Con tinent and in England for nex year. Perhaps during her vi cation this summer, Mrs. Bla' Woman Marine Comes Long Way P ARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- From administrative assignments that would "free a man o fight" to the firing lines of he rifle range, that's how far Terry For Table Terry tablecloths are perfei for patio parties and picnic because they are durable an need minimum care. After us just machine wash with regula cycle, line or tumble dr and forget about ironing. __. brush up-'on-her Spanish, might just need to remember little ^of, it," she said with smile. Mrs. Essie Padgett presided over the .regular monthly business, meeting of the;American Legion Auxiliary which was held Thursday at the American Legion-Hut. ' Colors ...were advanced by Mrs. Nora Bee Lingelbach and Mrs. Jessie Patterson. Mrs. Patterson, the chaplain, also led the group in" prayer. It was announced by Mrs. J o h n s i e Dean, membership chairman, that the membership drive is now .underway. Veterans Administration hospital activities for the month of July were listed as follows by Mrs.. Mabel Maddox, rehabilitation chairman: "birthday parties will be held July 10.11 and 12; game, night, July 16; coffee hour, the afternoon of July 25 and department games, in New York growing just One of his newest enterprises is rooftop landscaping. He and his assistant. Sueo Miyagawa, are "big on gazebos" and other latticing. In fact Miyagawa, an industrial designer who has been with the enterprise only a explained .that the "can go as high as oday's Woman ome since" the Marine has first women r ere recruited under the Wom- n's Reserve Act, of 1942, and rom all indications the female still advanc- realhernecks are ng on all fronts. Recently First U. Susan Vagner, Executive Officer Jeadnuarters Company, Wom- n Recruit Training Battalion the Marine Corps' East oast recruit', training facility, marched 41 Women Marines mto the firing line at the rifle ange. The distaff Marines, toting M-I6 rifles, the Corps' standard veapon, sang as they passed on heir way to markmanship raining. While the Marine Corps has no current plans to assign vomen to infantry units, the Women Marines volunteered to earn the function and operation of the rifle. COACHED BY MALES The women were-coached by regular male Marine marks- m a n s h i p instructors and coaches to what their mentors called surprising success. First Lt.' Harold B. Petersen, "the range officer, remarked. "AH I can say'is they did some supe : rior shooting." . From the tower at the center of the firing line, where range officials monitored the targets being shot at. came running commentary, "Target No. 26, you're shooting into Beaufort." Target No. 18, you're supposed to aim at your own target! Target No. 20, outstanding score!" Sorority Chapter Plans July Picnic Mr. Duffey Carter was hostess for the July, business meeting of Beta Tail Chapter of Ep silon Sigma Alpha at her hoine 2160 Winwopd, 1 last iweek. ;"... Mrs. Mary -Harris conductec the opening ritual and present ed the educational program, "A Trip to Spokane and Expo : '74." The theme for educational programs this year is "Wise Up to the World in Which We Live." Ways and means projects for the year and fall rush activities were'discussed. The .Tilly social will be a picnic at King's Ranch at Morrow. King's Ranch is : the chapter's philanthropic project for the year. July 30. Mrs. Dean will conduct the activities in the agsence of Mrs. Maddox. Mrs. Maddox and her husband, Bob, also served coffee and pink lemonade July ,4 at the recreation hall of the Veterans Administration Hospital. Newly appointed chairmen for the auxiliary are Mrs. Virginia Earls, Americanism; Mrs. Bernice Baker, emergency fund; Mrs. Lora Todd, children and youth; Mrs. Floy Gulley, civil defense; Mrs. Ruby Sorick, radio and television; Mrs. Audrey Lightfoot-past president parley, newspaper; Mrs. Billie Winscott, constitution and bylaws; Mrs. Lingelbach, education and scholarship, girls state and foreign'-relations; Mrs. Wanda Curtis, finance; Mrs. Susie lochier. junior activities; Mrs. )ean,. Legislative and membership; Miss .Cecilia Mulrenin, music; Mrs. Hazel Phillips,, national security; Mrs. Patterson, poppies and sunshine pal;' Mrs. :,ynda · Dempsey, ; Spirit of 76 and Mrs. Maddox, veterans' affairs, rehabilitation and field service. about everything in their homes and on te'rraces and patios and they want to know how to do jt without sprays. We are planning more and more vegetable patches and cutting gardens. Even tomatoes can be trained to grow around a window that gives about five hours of sun. Radishes can be grown. Basil, parsley, chives and mint are easy to grow in the house," he explained. A native of New Zealand who has traveled a lot, he has had occasion to study gardens in many countries. SMALL GARDEN A window box 18 by 36 accommodate quite a number of plants, he insists. In fact the smaller the garden, the more fun. You can concentrate your care. One woman has little pots of. short time, landscapes $50.000." His first rooftop was c $10.000 job. Born on the Island of.Maui o Japanese descent, he attended the Institute of Design in Chi cago, planning to go into graph cs. He was designing packag ng when he met FitzGeraU who persuaded him to join th Business. Now he is doing hi icyhood thing. "I grew up on a chicken farm and tended the vegetable gar den, so I'm happy to hitch m design training to gardens. I will be much easier when don't .need to study eacli plan as I go along." Miyagawa hasn't seen h gardens reach fruition. For QS ample, he planned a yellow an white garden planted for woman who doesn't like pink He is anxious. "There are so many inle csting facets to the whole thin; When we plant something lik wisteria that doesn't grow lettuce shelves growing on all the year. window he remarked. She starts another pot every few weeks and salad greens are always available. 3ther people grow herbs for their omelettes and stews. Fitzgerald began the 20-year-old The fast, next to it we may pla silver lace and honeysuckl ast growers that may be r moved when the slow growe get started." Announcements EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB operating City Gar- Cookout Held By Club Mrs Margaret Williams and Irs Audrey Lighlfoot were oslesses for the July cookout f the Wyman Community Club aim-day'evening at the Wyman Community Building. Approximately 40 persons atendcd the cookout including everal guests, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Parrish and their sons, Mike and Bradley and Mr. and Urs Don Williams and their daughters, Jennifer and Cathy. A birthday cake with the cho- lls of "Happy Birthday" was presented to Bill Lightfool, Joa Derringer, Bob McCoy and Mrs. Betty Williams. And the anniversary of Darrell and Beulan Meredith was also celebrated. A get-well card for Elmer Franzmeier and the mother oE Mrs Marv Franzmeier, who . both at Washington Regional Medical Center, was signed by everyone at the cook- CU Following a short business meeting conducted by the newly elected president, Bob McCoy, a surprise reception was-given for McCoy and his new bride. Sandy A tier cake and homemade ice cream were served by Mrs. Peggy Clark and Mrs. Ruth Gregg. · ·'. HAPPY HABBERTON' : Seven members and seven guests attended the monthly meeting in the home of Virginia Tisdale last week. The business meeting was 'by. who Betty Tisdale, conducted president, a "while elephant" sale money-making project. also conducted as a The Kansas Club will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Ozark Electric Cooperative Hospitality Hoom for a covered dish luncheon. All Former Jayhawkers are invited to attend. pr Mi irogram was presented by lary Gilbert, Home Extension e c o n o mi s t for -Washington County on "nutrition," and members displayed decoupage plaques they had made. A potluck salad luncheon was served at' noon .followed by a .workshop on ecology box- which they hope to complete by the next meeting. Marion Holismann opener seven years ago upon the retirement of its owner, Philip Trucx, son of the late actor Ernest Truex. So successful has the endeavor become -- they even oversee gardens in California -- they are planning to branch out in other states. In their two-level shop with its hundreds of plants hanging and growing everywhere, there isn't a seed for sale -- at the moment they are all out. The incentive for many home gardeners was provided, by ecology and the new home grower usually needs help, one reason FitzGerald established the clinic where plants may be brought for consultation with a horticulturist without charge. There is free advice on garden plans, lectures are given and there is a repotting service. Home garden sitters -- butlers, maids and others -- are also trained in the fine art of .plant care indoors or outdoors. .. TERRACE VEGETABLES ."You can grow vegetables nicely on a small terrace," FitzGerald insists. "On a back frame you can have 'tomatoes; below, where the tomatoes get straggly, is a good place for peppers. Then can come a" border of lettuce and radishes. Runner beans, strawberries, raspberries -- grapes do especially well.on terraces -- may Daily Calendar of Events Tonight Planning Commission, City Hall, 4 p.m. Northside Rotary Club, Wyatt's, 6:15 p.m. Order of Amaranth, Masonic Temple, 6:30 p.m. Weight Watchers, GofE Building, 7 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 100, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 7 p.m. Chess Club, ROTC Building, 7 p.m. Rock Club, City Library, 7:30 p.m. Northwest Arkansas Kennel Club, Ozarks Electric Cooper- alive, 7:30 p.m. Ozarks Gem and Mineral Club, City Library, 7:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, Wiggins Methodist Church, 8 p.m. Al-Anon, Wfggnis Methodist Church, 8 p.m. Fayetteville Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the home of Mrs. Mattie Cal Maxted for a potluck picnic. Husbands of members will be guests. Mrs. Elaine McNeil will discuss "mulch in gardening." EXPERT WATCH REPAIR : · _ . 1 . ; . / SMITH'S Communication 2 - W a y Radio Your 2-way radio headquarters Im rferironlcs flnoe 1928 520 N. College 44J-2ZB For Your Pre«cription Needs See Us QUAKER DRUG 22 E. Center - UW24S City Parking Lot In Ee»r all be grown in boxes, On wheels, the boxes can he shifted about." For that kind of garden he likes a space of about 10 by 5 feet. Wednesday Sequoyah Kiwanis Club, Holiday Inn, 7 a.m. : Women's Golf Association, Country Club, 9 a.m. Exchange Club, Holiday Inn, 12 noon Lions Club, Wyatt's, 12 noon Goldenrod Club, SWEPGO, 1:30 p.m. Fayetteville Garden Club, Mrs. Mattie Cal Maxted, 6 p.m.' Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Picnic, Mrs. BillUnderwood, 6 : 30 p.m. ; John Marsh, Fayetteville Public Library, 7:15 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, VA Hospital, 8 p.m. Al-Anon, VA Hospital, 8 p.m. Lalli, Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m. SWIFT S f7 North Htnc* St. SHOES SHOES NEW FALL SHOES SAVE /2-MORE FAMOUS NAME BRANDS WE HAVE PURCHASED THOUSANDS OF PAIRS OF LATEST STYLES AND COLORS AND ARE NOW ON DISPLAY AT SAVINGS TO !/2-MORE ITHE GREAT RITI CLEAN-UI Now, fabulous half-price savings on {Cleaning and Toning Essentials Formerly OUTLET SHOE STORE BARGAIN BARN 121 East Poplar ROGERS, ARK. Formerly OUTLET SHOE STORE DUAL LOTION (Reg. 9.00; NOW 4.50) FEATHER TOUGH CLEANSER (Reg. 9.00; NOW 4.50) SKIN FRESHENER (Reg. 6.00; NOW 3.00) SUPER 16 OZ. 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