The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 24, 1931, Page 13, Image 13

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    I V . The OREGON STATESMAN. Saleia. OregonSunday Morning,1 May 24, 1931 ' V I , PAGE TlllKTt,E.rt
Salem Garden Club Sponsor
of Event June 6 and 7 -I
at Bush Court
: The announcement that the Sa
lem Garden dub will sponsor the
second annaal. Willamette valley
flower show as an outdoor event
on the tennis court In the car
dens of Miss Bally Bash. Jane C
and 7 stirs an unusual amount of
An outdoor flower show is to
be desired at all times and most
of the cities of tho United States
and many European countries
bold their shows in each at man
ner. The problem of finding a
place to hold such a show has
been a handicap for the Salem
Garden club, but with the -offer
nt Miss Bush it win possible
to cover the court with a canvas
that will protect s from hot sun
and rain and the result should be
a splendid success.. , .
Mrs. Walter H. Smith Is In
general charge of the show. The
classifications for entries this
year are very similar to those of
last year. : . ? . , "" .
Individuals, garden clubs and
community clubs in the whole
Willamette valley are invited to
send exhibits. -The displays will
be divided Into horticultural, dec
orative and commercial displays.
In section A horticultural
points for Judging roses in class
A are: color 25 per cent: form 15
nor nt: iln 15 Per cent; f ol-
iage 25 per cent; stem zv per
Points for judging delphinium,
peonies and cut r perennials In
class IV Are: color 25 per cent;
form 15 per cent; size 15 per
cent; variety 10 per cent; cultur
al perfection 20 per cent.
Points covering sweetpeas and
snapdragons: "color 20 per cent;
farm, size and number of bloom.
on stem 40 per cent; length of
tun IB rer -cent: strength of
stem 20 ner cent.
Wildllowers and 1 flowering
shrubs will be Judged on variety,
arrangement, quality of bloom.
kewneai or rarity.'
Violas, p amies and other low
floweret-form and sixe of bloom
40 per cent;" color 25 per cent;
length of stem - 20 per cent;
bloom on stem 15 per .cent."?
8ection B decorative: In Judg
ing all flower arrangements the
following points will be- consid
ered: color harmony 20 per cent;
proportion ; 20 per cent; distinc
tion and i combination 20 per
cent; relation and appropriate
ness of flowers to container 20
per cent; perfection of arrange-1
mem zv per cent.
Commercial displays entering
will also be . Judged under the
horticultural and! decoratire
scoring given above. .. !
Ribbons .of award In first and
second prise will be given In ev
ery class. A special sweepstake
prise of $5 will be given for the
most outstanding amateur - dis
play, most outstanding commer
cial display and most distinctive
garden or community club dls-
nlar. .
All flowers and plants exhib
ited In horticultural unit must be
crown in the exhibitor's own gar
den. Flowers for the decorative
nnit in classes IV. V, VII and vni
may be obtained from several
wardens. Onlv one entry allowed
an exhibitor in each class. Exhib
its ot amateur growers entered
for comoetition must not be
stated or prepared by trade
growers or their assistants. 1
Ifenorable mention may be
awarded to exhibits not entered
for competition if. they have
If In any class , there are no
entries of sufficient merit, . the
Judges may withhold awards.
All entries must be carefully
labeled with the section and class
In whieh they are to be shown
before they are brought to the
show where they must be regist
ered before being placed In the
; Entries must not be placed or
moved except with the help of
the staging committee. All ex
hibitors shall furnish their own
containers. All exhibits must be
in and registered: : by 10:30
o'clock on the morning ot the
first -day ot the show. All prizes
and ribbons must be called for,
and flowers and containers re
moved by " o'clock on the sec
ond night of the show, which
will close at 8 o'clock.
; . The following classifications
will be followed: "
Class I Cut Roses'.'.
a. Best one rose in single con
tainer. b. Best display of six different
varieties (teas . or hybrid teas)
each in separate container, clear
ly labeled with name. .
c. Best exhibit of new or rare
d. Best display of climbing or
rambling roses, regardless ot va
riety and color. . ;
a. Best display of single,. semW
double, or polyantha roses.
f. Best display ot 12 roses or
mora single variety and color,
or mixed. In one container.
- Class II Cut Delphiniums
a. Best single stalk In one con
tainer. b. Best display of six stalks, at
least three different shades,- la
eparafa' containers,
e. Best display of twelve or
more stalks, one container.
Class III Cat Peonies
a. Best specimen bloom la one
b. Best display at new or rare
varieties. V
e. Best display of three varie
ties, three ot each in container. -,
d. Best collection of peonies
from one garden.
Class IV Cut Perennials
. a. Best display of perennials
la a loom from one garden, la one
container or several.
. Best display ot one variety
of perennial, other than those
classed separately above, such as
earn pan u las. iris,, anemones, ate.
c Html display of newer and
. X am afraid this week's article
will be a hodge podge- ot odds
and ends for the most replies to
questions that
I have re
ceived from
time to time
and . which X
have not had
time of late to
answer. .
As scon as
they have fin
ished bloom
ing, prune
lightly, Japan
guince, lilac,
Miss Madsen plum, early
spires, w'elgelia, forsythla, enow
ball.' deutxia and other similar
early flowering shrubs. If all ot
the seed heads are remored from
lilacs as soon as they have
btoomed your bush will gain In
strength and bloom for next sea
son You should now also watch
tor sucker growth en grafted
roses to prevent such suckers
from sapping the- strength of your
fine varieties. Suckers should be
cut-back as close to the ground
as possible. '
I Watch For Rust
Strong, rank - growing plants,
like golden glow, phlox and sim
ilar sorts will be greatly bene
fitted by having some wort of
plant food worked Into the soil
near the roots or applied la
liquid form at this time of the
year: Also continue to watch
your; hollyhocks for rust. Leaves
that show the rust spores should
be followed with a spraying of a
solution ot sulphide of potassium
at the rate of one ounce to two
gallons of water. This seldom
discolors the foliage. A diluted
Bordeaux mixture Is also very ef
fective. 1 Poet Mom la Bales
You must not cultivate your
rosea very deeply at thU season
of the year. The bushes send
feeder roots up toward the sur
face to get all the food and mois
unusual perennials such as named
hybrid varieties of hemerocal
lis, campanulas, scablosa, dian
thus,! etc.
Class V Rare Flowers
a. Best siag-ie specimen.
b. BesC exhibit, several ot one
variety, or several varieties.
Class VI Rare, Unusual Plants
A.. Best foliage plant. .
b. Best flowering plant '
C. BMt display i -of several of
either. ; .-
Class. VII -Cut Sweet Peas
a. Best 25 blooms or more.
one color and variety.
b. Best 2S blooms or more.
mixed f ariety and color.
Class VIII Snapdragons
a. Best single flower stalk, in
one container.
b. Best display, 12 stalks, one
color -and variety.
c. Best display, mixed variety
and color. 12 or more stalks,
s Class IX Lilies
a. Best display of lilies In sea
son. I
Class X Wild Flowers
a. Best display of one -variety.
b. Best display of several va
rieties. - i ;
c Beet collection of wild na
tive Oregon wildllowers in bloom,
as many rarleties as possible.
Class XI Flowering Shrubs
a. Best display of shrubs in
b. Best display of new or rare
Class. XII Low Growing Flowers
a. Best display of pansies.
. b. Best display of violas.
c. Best display of any other
short-stemmed flower, one : va
riety.: .-
- t Class I Cut Roses
a. Best basket or bowl arrange
meat. one color only, ot teas or
nynria teas.
b. Best basket or bowl ar
rangement, mixed colors, or teas
or nynria teas.
c. Best basket - or bowl ar
rangement, other than teas, such
as Caroline Testout. etc.
d. Best basket arrangement ot
climbing or rambling roses,
e. Best basket or bowl ar
rangement, any type, varieties
and colors included, in artistic
Class II Cut Delphiniums
. a. Best basket or bowl ar
rangement in combination with
other i flowers. Not less than 12
delphinium stalks.
Class .III Columbines
a. tsesi oastet or bowl ar
rangement, artistic, ot colum
bines only.
o. Most artistic arrangement
of columbines in ' combination
with other flowers.
Class IV Flower Arrangement
. a. Best arrangement of flow.
ers. container and . flowers to
gether to be under twelve (12)
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Besntual Fraa Lrna Von Hart
mHJonalre Austrian Industrialist,
n cornea over ene ez ner best
paying factories ta a thousand uw
f mnievec mu bands. Sha has
( Specified that the riant mn h
tun oa co-eperatlve Uaea.
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ture posible and these must not
be cut off by , cultivation. . A
trowelful of bonemeal to two of
wood ashes worked around each
bush is very beneficial ; wow. A
covering of an inch or two ot
peat moss will' do much to retain
the moisture and make cultivating
unnecessary. Peat moss comes in
large bales and you can purchase
it anywhere where corrraerclal
fertilizer Is carried, r.- 'x bale
should be sufficient i:r a 23
bush rose bed. In the sum m you
can work this lntd the soil.
As soon as the leaves oa your
narcissuses turn yellow they can
be lifted and divided. If some of
your clumps did not btoom as
much as they should have this
spring, try dividing them. Like
ly their . roots have . become
' Grosind Egg Shell Good
Ground egg shell is said to be
very beneficiar if mixed with the
dirt about - your plants. Egg
shells are said to be a much
quicker acting fertiliser than 1s
the well-ktfown bonemeal.
Primulas should be divided as
soon as they hare finished bloom
ing. It they have increased to
several crowns these can be sep
arated and planted in loose soil
and watered until t growth has
started. Nearly an of your prim
roses sfafould be divided at least
once in three years to do their
best. If they are not divided un
til autumn you are apt not to
have so very many;: blooms on
them next spring. ,
The perennial pea is coming
into considerable use again I no
tice in various gardens. Once es
tablished, three or four plants
may be depended on to give all
the bloom one needs for cut
flowers and the perennial pea is
a very lasting cut flower. This
pea needs little or no cultivation,
no irrigation and very little fer
tilization to do exceptionally well.
The Lathyrua latifolius, the hardy
pea ot the catalogues, comes In
white, red and rose.
Inches high. 1 , ;
c. Most artistic arrangement
tt flowering vines, or flowering
tree and shrub branches. .
Class V Table- Decoration
a. Best flower decorated
luncheon table, for tour people.
D. nest flower decorated
breakfast table, for two people.
c. Best flower decorated tea
table. r . i ,
Class VI Pan or Dish Garden
Class VII Garden or Community
Club Exhibits
a. Best cut flower disnlav
b. Beat garden feature display.
Class I Cut Flowers
a. Best display of roses.
b. Best display of sweetpeas.
c. Best display of carnations.
d. Best display of any ; other
one variety of flower,
e. Best display of mixed flow.
ers In one arrangement.
Class II Potted Plants
a. Best single flowering plant
in pot. s
b. Best collection ot flowering
plants in pots.
c. Best foliage plant in pot. .
dr. Best collection of foliage
plants In pots.
Class III Nursery Display
a. Best rock garden display.
b. Best flower display of" per
ennials,, annuals or bulbous
Class IV Aquatic Plants
a. Best display.
ere and There in Back
ard Gardens
The day Is lazy and overhead
floats a few dark faced, cumu
lus clouds. Silences broken only
by the bleat ot nearby sheep or
the call of birds flitting from one
charming houe to another,
spreads over a spick and span
garden heavy with scent Vs from
round-faced pansies 'and roses In
a riot ot colors. Along the west
side of the garden backed by a
fence hung deep with green fol
iage of rambler roses, are five
long rows of columbine in pastel
shades which sway lightly in the
wind, their fragile heads bending
and bowing to the slightest stir
ring of air. .
- You are In the back garden o
Mabel Creighfon't home at Jones-
mere farm. This garden corneal
nearer being a "side yard garden
with trimmings in , front", . and
thus forms a perfect setting for a
cream colored cottage house. A
trim fence separates it from the
road in . front and tall fir trees
rising out of the swept and spot
less backyard makes cool, green
and Impressive background for
both the house and compact far-
den beneath.
Mission Bottom Is Scene "
Understand at the very begin
ning that this garden is on a tsrm
10 miles north of Salem, just off
the Wheatland Ferry road, la
Mission Bottom, the country home
of Mrs. W. Al Jones - and Miss
Crefghton. Rolling acres of cher
ry orchard, and pasture for the
sheep are oa either side of the
garden and home. It is a glorious
example of what farm , peopla
could have la the way of well
kept homes and gardens if they
would, v
Back H the garden. An at
tractive arrangement ot ; shrubs
forms a dainty "ruff about the
front base ot the house. Inter
spersed with the shrubs are
flowers mostly tall, columbine in
delicate colors. Among the east
side ot the house it a bank of
columbine- to a aide porch and
from the porch on is an arrange
ment of low growing flowers with
a choice variety of pink forget-me-nots
. lately obtained -from
England forming a border. :
The fence to the left ot the
front yard gate is covered with
rambler roses, gorgeous yellow
ones, tiny pink Cecil B runners,
and ia a row beside the fence
are clumps. ot tall Delphinium and
Less Watering Heeded to
1 Keep Flowers in Bloom
The season of the year is at
hand when window boxes will be
a source of unfailing Joy to those
who appreciate a bit of beautiful
ly kept green Interspersed with
the beauty ot colorful flowers.
The season points to the fact that
there will not be an abundance of
water this year and that will mean
either much watering for lawns
and gardens to keep them in con
dition, or the dry, unappealing
yards that result from no water.
A way to overcome the total
lack of flowers where sufficient
watering for a large garden is out
ot the- question is to equip your
house with window boxes and fill
these boxes with .well chosen
plants. Window boxes are attrac
tive even though the yard is tuU
of flowers, and surely there Is no
reason why they could not Be
used to accentuate, surrounding
A window box is an Inspiring
and Intimate thing. Small by ne
cessity one is lead to appreciate
each thing which grows within it
because of the selective. Individ
uality of the plant A pansy grow
ing in jl . window box makes a
greater individual impression man
bed or boraer or pansies eaca
plant becomes an Individual loved
for its owji peculiar traits -which
It the plant were growing in a
large group, would be lost entire
Boxes Hare Varied Yalae
Window boxes then are valu
able tor many things. They fur
nish color when, all the garden
flowers hare died. They have the
same decorative effect against the
house that cut flowers have la
living rooms of the house and
they give many a person an op
portunity to do a bit of "garden
ing" who would not have time nor
space to have a Teal garden.
So pull out the window boxes;
if you have none make some or
hare them made. Fill them with
choice plants that will be decora-
tire, or plants which are favorites.
Keep them green and "well-
groomed" and place tnem in ef
fective spots. Some of the pret
tiest window boxes of last sum
mer were those which had been
placed in upstairs windows or on
porches. Long trailing vines,
with brilliant flowers against the
house made most effective spots
of artistic beauty.
Suggested Grouping Given V
A suggested grouping ot plants
for a window box has been found
in a flower magazine. The list in
cluded pink begonias, forsythla.
liliee-of-the-valley, Chinese forget-me-not,
baby's tears, honesty, ivy.
and African violets.
It was suggested In this same
article that if the plants are
placed in pots sunk in deep pans
of peat moss and kept moist bet
ter results will be obtained.
Plant the window boxes and
keep Salem dotted with , color all
summer. Also relieve the drab
outside of many a house by boxes
or growing piant lire.
Iris, low bush roses, and low
growing plants like the bright
coral bells and pansies.
Pansies Carefully .Guarded
A soft sweep of lawn, well-
clipped and very green connects
all the flower beds. To the right
of the front gate is the main part
of the garden. Nearest the house
is a strip of choice roses, then a
stretch of grass and another bed
of columbine, interspersed with
great round-faced pansies. One
may find these, pansies peeping
out-in most any of the' beds
Many ot the varieties ore from
stock Imported and carefully
guarded by Miss Creighton. She
has saved the seed of many , and
thus ir enlarging and developing
her supply. - -
And from this bed over a small
strip of soft lawn one comes to
the columbine. Glorious spidery
like blossoms adorn .the plants
some of which measure .two and
one-halt Inches in ' length : ot
spike and r- -over " four inchet
across. Many of these varieties
are ot Miss Creighton's own pro
duction for ene hat produced her
own teed for the past " seven
years. The bees and the humming
birds have assisted her -with po-
unation and the result is several
new and very beautiful varieties.
Along the tide of the column
bine beds is a relative ot the
flagstone walk it It made of ce
ment pieces formed into hearts,
diamonds, crescents and - tuck
like figures and placet flat in the
ground. This walk leads te aa
iris and columbine bed against a
tiny garden house and then on
around to the back yard where
there it a grape arbor and magni
ficent iris . blooming here and
there along. the back fence. And
la this back yard is a grand bpea
fireplace piled with rocks brought
from eastern Oregon. '
Bird House Novel
t In speaking ot the garden there
it one thing you must be shown
the bird bouses parched at the
end of long poles waicn rise oat
ot th Crimson rambler roses
which cover the west fence of the
yard. Rose tendrils reach up to
several of the bird houses, each
house built to model of a real
dwelling and each on different
They are painted and trimmed
with delightful result and It is
said that there are- no unhappy
family afatlra la this charming
bird colony.
DidTou Know
Tulip Trees?
Your Tour
Ia driving; about this week
soma excellent' examples in porch
boxes were noted. At ill and 44S
Front- street. are excellent boxes
with geranium - and fasls as the
plant lite; a delightful; effect la
an "up-stalrs porch box is to be
found at 1140 South High street,
and at 1815 South Commercial
street is another pretty box. '.-
Another particularly Interest
ing thing to . observe today are
the tulip trees in bloom. Two
magnlflclent ones are in front of
the Stockton home, 2T4 North
Summer street and two more may J
be found at the Court! street cor
ner of tha state bouse grounds
facing the supreme court library.
These trees are rare ia Oregon.
Two placet to commend art
the Catholic and Odd FeUows
cemetery. . They are being cared
for and really make a spot of
oeauty thit spring last summer
they were unkempt In appear
ance. . i
Azalea la Attractive
Rhododendrons are still lovely
and perhaps the most beautiful
example of a native white azalea
is Just now in its prime at SIT
Front street In the yard of the
old M cores home. It is estimated
that the bush hat stood there for
perhaps 25 or more year and it
s worth seeing. .1
Beautiful Drive Sketched
Today for a drive we suggest
South Commercial street and at
you go observe tome; unusually
lovely rhododendrons,: cllntblng
roses over . the - former Hofer
homes on the south slope Of the
Commercial street hill, and a tow
of tweet peat on the south side
of the house Just beyond the D.
Craig home near Liberty.
Follow South Commercial
street to Liberty, torn right and
right again at Salem Height ave
nue. Follow this to the top ot the
hill and observe the many beau
tiful effect developed la the sub
urban home yards along this ave
nue. i .
One place along thit avenue
you are invited to stop and vis
it, it is tne homo of xean ana
Mrs. Frank Erlckson and you will
recognize It as a white house
from which slopes a half acre of
peonies - and iris in a delightful
DoerSer Gardens
Open to Visitors
All This Sunday
One of the- Interesting things
to do today by way . of garden
interest will be a visit to the
Frank. Doerflet gardens east of
Salem. Mr. Doerfter is inviting
the public to call anytime Sun
day. . '.. .-.. -...'
It Is an Inspiring garden. To
visit . it is. to iDbserv planning
and self-executed landscaping and
planting. There are Taany varie
ties of flowers and the rock gar
den, which Is a beautiful one for
either the country or the city
will offer no end of material tor
Investigation. I
To reach the farm one goes
straight out ot town ! past the
penitentiary, the Four Corners,
across the Silverton-Stayton high
way end continues east one mile
and a half to the gardens. The
rv. 2 garden faces the visitor as
he approaches the turn of tne
road which lies Just ia front of
the Doerfler home.
Program Planned
For St. Mary sat
Stay ton This Eve
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STAYTON, May 23 Closing
exercises of St Mary's 1 parochial
school here will be held at the
school at 8 p.m. Sunday night. At
this time the music pupils will be
presented in recital and the fol
lowing program will be given:
For God and Country chorus;
Troubles of Little folks, interme
diate pupils; The Whistling Boy,
cantata: Rose of the Riley's, A
two-act playlet: Charity Con
science, a three-act play; Crown
ing of the Queen of May; Our
Friend i Across the Way, Gradu
ates. Address and awarding of di
plomas to 8th -grade graduates,
Rev. Father F. Scherbrlng.
The eighth . grade -graduates
sre: Zelpha Smith," Henry Sllber
nagle, Cecelia Sllbernagle, Violet
Schumacher, Herman Linderman.
Mildred Kerber, Louise Gassner,
Delia Fery, Katherine : Boyer,
Ralph Rels and Ralph , Sanders.
MEHAMA, May IS The Oak
Dale tchool closed school May IS
with a nrogram exhibit and as a
climax a community plcnie din
ner. Marion Taylor helped enter
tain with his accordion aided by
Mrs. Ed Taylor at the piano,
Verla Carter took three Prises:
highest average, neatest desk and
fourth price in Marion county
4-H club, fair, Edward Rogers.
" A. .type of rock" plant is recom
mended by one writer is the pinx.
Of these several varieties of es
pecial value are named, among
them Dlanthus tries baehi. 8a non-
aria ocymoldes, D. freyni, D. sub
acaulla, and D. tternbergl. ,
It stock received for planting
It too shriveled and dried from
being packed,' It may be restored
by soaking it la water tor sever
al hours before watting for proper
planting. . - j
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Joseph B. Gable ot Stewarts
town, Pa., hat tor several years
been experimenting with growing
rhododendront from teed. Several
hundred varieties have been
planted i and many . ot them are
There Were
See Them on
About Salem
display of color. j ' ; .
SO Varieties of Iris Had
Eight years age Deaa and Mrs.
Erieksoa started this hobby rand
today they hare about SO varie
ties of iris and the tame number
of peonies aad scattered in rows
over the red soil of the half acre
there are la an about 450 plants
most of which are in bloom.! The
irU have passed their prime bat
the peonies are just coming into
full glory.
These peonies make a serfect
flower for the ' country, accord
ing to Dean Erickson. for they
do much better without water
and water in the country is a
prooiem. I
Another thing you will want
to observe at the. Erlckson home
is the tiny wire trao in which
birds are- caught and "banded"
and released again. Thit band
it marked with figures from the
biological - department of f the
United States, government. A re
port is made by the Erlcksons
each time a bird it trapped! and
oanaed. These reports containing
the numbers placed on the birds'
legs and the- kind of bird Is sent
to the Washington, D. C. head
quarters twice each year. Other
people over the country art'do-
ng tne tame thing and when one
bird is found at a 1 point away
irom tne point where banded the
uepanment notifies the person
who placed the band upon: the
oirot leg.
Data Kept oa Birds - -This
is done as a matter of in
terest to determine how often
tne birds come back to the same
home and how far they travel.
Many unusual varieties ot i birds
have been found by the Erlck
sons and they have observed that
these birds do not stay over ' a
day or so and then travel ' on.
Bird houses are a part of the
isnckson garden and they are oc
cupied by families of happy birds
which the Erlcksons claim as
among their most Interesting
friends. .1
This hobby seems a delightful
one quite In keeping with the
hobby of gardening.
To complete your drive With a
splash of gorgeous beau tyV drive
to 14 th street and enter the gar-
dent or Dr. h. J. Clements: from
the court street tide, drive
through the yard slowly and see
tne handsome lino - of varlgated
colors ot the many 1 varieties ot
iris now in full glory. I Look
across to the Creek and observe
the tall, regal, yellow water Iris
which reflect their handsome
beauty in the quiet water. Dr.
Clement Is not holding f'open
garden." but he will not mind
your driving through this! Sun
day. , ;
jtar or
Great Comic
Here Every Day in
tlrsv Cronemifler Obtains
flationwide Story in (
Garden Magazine
Salem and blossom day is Sir
en good publicity In an article
published in the June issue of
"Better . Homes and Gardens"
written by Mrs. Christine Orford
Cronemlller. wife . ot Lynn F',
Cronemiller, state .forester.
! The article gives special credit
to the Cherrlans for the activities
and programs , for the annual
;blossom day. -
i Readers are told of the glor
ies of blossom time with 20,000
acres ot prunes and cherries in
blossom at the same time. Also
of the acres -. ot tulips in ' full
bloom during the blossom time.
The story It illustrated, thowinf
the famous Lone Tree prune or
chard in the Rosedale district.
. And the editor ot the magazine
remarks: "Encouraged and in
spired by the vision of what beau
ty can do for them, scores of ci
ties throughout the nation have
begun beautifJcation projects or
are planning them. And this the
story ot Salem, Oregon, illustrates
how one community it thowlag
its consciousness that beauty
pays large dividends of content
ment to its citizens. ,
Mrs. Cronemlller, in telling
her of 20,000 acres ot Cherry and
prune trees and her. visits to
fields of tulips, comments "When
It is estimated that-10,000 peo
ple annually enjoy the beauty ot
Salem's vast garden spot on blos
som day, surely it seems a most
Vnrfhwh 11a nrnMf whfoh .nr.. A m
the creed of friendliness beyond
the limits ot one't own garden
I Strawberry jars, an heritage
from the old Romans who loved
luxury and easy riches to an in
brdlnate extent and who produced
nany things that their tenses
might be pleased, are as delight
ful to the eye of the modern as to
the Roman.
i! These jars are now seen many
times as cactus containers. . The
average one stands about two
and one-half or three feet tall
and is msde ot pottery. It is
something like an old fashioned
churn in size and shape, -only
small openings hare been, made
jped up in these openings in order
to allow for small plants to b
placed with their roots in the
soil and their leaves and blos
soms growing outside and alons
the side ot the jar.
No end ot attractive erects can
be obtained from the proper use
ot these jars.
An interesting description of s
home-made "barrell" - strawberry
jar Is given in the June issue ol
Better Homes and Gardens." It
gives a real Incentive tor build
ing one ia its description of the
luscious fruits born and the beau
ty aad curiosity of the "barrel"
itself. I
Yards and Gardens of Mem
bers. Found Beautiful;
Many Features Seen
Tuesday afternoon,) the women of
the Home Economics club ox
North ..Howell grange enjoyed
garden tour" and, spent the af
ternoon visiting yards and gar
dens of members and getting new
Ideas and promises ' of future
cuttings" from each other.
The Journey, begun at Gladys
Waltman's, who besides an array
of flowers of many kinds, showed
a beautiful display of quilts late
ly pieced and quilted.
Then the group I went to Mrs.
J. E. Waltman's home and Helen
Wlesner't. Mrs. Mi A. Dunn's.
Mrs. Frank Hynes'j Mrs. William
Od die's, and Daisy Bump's. ,
From there the cars were driv
en 'over to Lula Wleaner't and
Dlmma Cline's gardens, which
are very beautiful at all times but
especially so now that so many
lovely roses are in) bloom. , 1
At the home ot I Daisy Bump
was , found a lovely rock garden
and lily pool as well as many
beautiful plantings and -nicely
arranged corners. Mrs. Oddle has
some fine varieties of iris and'
these were much I admired as
were Anna Hynes'j firs vaiietis.
Others who were members ot
the party were Mrs. - Ellis Stev
ens, Amanda and I Mabel Drake.
Mrs. J. S. Coomler and Mrs. F.
B. Kurre. I i I
Visits such as this,! stimulate
interest in , landscaping effects
and acquaint the members with '
plants and flowers as an aid to
beautifying homes, j
The beautlfication of homes is
one of the major interests of the
Home Economics club and 1 the
members feel that the 'afternoon
was well spent.
Authority baa it that phlox
clumps ought to be divided every
two years. Without division blos
soms grow smaller and produce
less freely, j i
Ct;i :;
9 '
Color of hiir---rccL Color of eye red.
Color he flees often- red. Arms tea
pin shaped Leg Sailorrnxn't. Las-
widgtr-POPEYE. Resembles -POP-EYE
cnljr. Lest seen Knocking a
gay out.
' . "