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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 27, 1934, Galveston, Texas TEN THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS SUNDAY MAY 27 1934 11 Experiments by Galveston Flower Lovers Resulted in Many Shades of Oleanders BV VIRGINIA Once a number of ago Galvestonian was walking along a Los Angeles street in company with a native Californian who was ex pounding the beauties of her cliy As they approached a lovely flow ering shrub she said That is something you wont see often In the East they raise them in tubs That is an o An oleander we interrupted her and proceeded to her in no uncertain terms that there were other places besides Southern Cali fornia where raised In tubs oleanders werent Probably there are few spots on the globe where the oleander is found in such variety and profu sion as in Galveston where its cul tivation has become such an art It may be that on the Mediterra nean shores their native habitat shrubs grew in equal profusion but it Is to be doubted that as many colors and varieties can he found there for this development has been achieved by purposeful care and study on the part of tonians Many Shad Descriptions found in encyclo pedias indicate that only the red and white are widely known but here they arc to he found in every shade of red from deep crimson to delicate shellpink in addition to yellow and white ones These va rieties are the result of definite ex periments by Galvestonians promi nent amongwhom was the late Mrs George Sealy who is said to be one of the first to raise them from seeds The general concensus of opin ion 13 that the first oleanders were brought here in IS41 on a schooner from Jamaica by Jacob Osterman aurer who has by Ja M Sl According to J spent much time gathering infor mation about the oleander Mr Os terman gave them to his sister Mrs Isadore Dyer who watched over them carefully and was both surprised pnd delighted when they burst into bloom Noting that they thrived in this climate more they and 3 more people be came interested in planting them and they began to line the streets and avenues bringing to Galveston its title of Oleander Much credit for this goes to the Womens Civic League which under ts for mer name of Womens Health Pro tective Association began many years ago to concentrate on plant ing oleanders It is principally through this league that they have been planted in parks esplanades other public the streets around schools and buildings and along The league has always aided in the distribution of oleander cuttings rleties of oleanders plain red pink white and yellow Now ther are about 2S with the dIHeren hues in both single and double bios soms Mr Maurer is also the au thority for the statement that Mrs Sealy was the first to try grow ing oleanders from the long nar row brown seed pods that found on the bushes early in year and that from this methoc of growing the different varieties were obtained Raising From George Sealy has continued hi mothers work along this line an every year makes available for dis tribution by the civic league manj of cuttings grown on and behind the Cotton Conccntra lion Company The easiest manner of raising oleanders is from cuttings These measuring about one foot in length should be placed in water for about tea days until the roots start to sprout then they should be re planted In sand and watered care ully for the next five days after which they will begin to thrive and grow with very little attention If seeds are used they should be planted In the early part of the year before the pods burst It is only within recent years that oleanders have been used as cut flowers due to the difficulty of keeping them for any length of time without their wilting Experi ment along this line has been made by Galvestonians be ginning with the first observance of oleander week in 1927 The important thing Is to stop the flow of sap and there are sev eral methods doing this If a stem of about eight inches long Is left on the flower and split about an inch or two the flowers will remain fresh for several days Stems may ie burnt on the ends or they may be dipped into boiling water and then inserted into an unpeaeld Irish potato Any one doing this will find they make beautiful bouquets to lend color to the house especially In midsummer when other flowers are scarce There has been considerably dis cusion about the name Since the shrubs seem to have origi nated on the shores of Greece al though they are also to be found in the Far there are some who give credence to the romantic tale that oleanders were named for Leandcr who swam the feared Hellespont to reach his beloved Hero However this mav be the encyclopedia advances the more practical explanation that the word oleander is a combination two Greek words one meaning olive and the other rhododendron But whats in a name An ole inder by any name would be one of In 1912 there were only four vathe most beautiful flowers on earth Moody Club Picnic June 7 Expected To Be Gala Event Plans for the second annual pic nic of the Moody Club at the League City County Park Thurs day June 7 are fast crystallizing and committee heads are busily engaged in completingdetails of what promises to bethe outstand ing event of the month Under the general chairmanship of Louis C Elbert representatives of the various Moody institutions are making arrangements for a di versified program and it is ex pected that an even larger number of officials and employes will be attracted this year to the main land event than attended last vear Committees to handle the various details have been announced bv Mr Elbert and everything possible is being done to insure an enjoya ble outing Various features will be Intro duced on the program and several of the Moody institutions will pre sent individual stunts More than 2000 pounds of meat will be barbecued Under the chairmanship of Roy Koehler members of his commit tee will see that everyone who has no transportation to the County Park is provided for A soft ball baseball game is being arranged The outingwill start promptly at 2 oclock and continue until the wee small Supper will ba served at oclock but those who arrive late will be assured of an ample supply Herman E Kleln ecke chairman of the barbecue committee announced The following committees were named by Mr Elbert Barbecue H E Kleinecke chair man John J Haglund Transportation Roy Koehler ch airman StuntS Frank llendle chairman Fred E Fischer A H Trostman Eugene P Theis Dave Reed Music Gus Nelson chairman Al ton Schuesaler Otto Anderson R Ranieri Otto EJbert and Harry Ascfa eJy Sports August Weber chairman H O Skarke Robert Burgess Master of ceremonies W H Ford ferring of honors upon the grad uating class of 1931 will take in the convent chapel at p m Most Rev C E Byrne will deliver the baccalaureate address After the conferring of honors benedic tion will sung by the academy students choir The class of 1934 includes Doro thy Nelson valedictorian Ella C Keenan Louise Gold Isabel Duncan Grace Hall Helen M Clark Evelyn C Hawes Lena Viotto Dolores Stranahan Vivian Henry Clementine Giusti Oetavla Martlnelli Stephany Steel Sue Delenera Mary Jans Chrlstensen M Clarke Marie Kuhl The program for the senior class play and exercises Thursday fol lows Overture orchestra saluta tory Ella Catherine Keenan or chestra selection Who Killed tableau The White Dove and the Blue music Hebrew melody 1000 years old Land of Hope and Acad emy Students Choir orchestra se lections processional class song valedictory Dorothy Nelson address Theodore Stubbs THRILLING NEW DRAMA I RIVAL TO BAT OF FEW YEABS AGO her heirs is trying to m er So she has invited thei COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OF URSULINE ACADEMY WILL BE STARTED THIS AFTERNOON The 67th commencement week of Ursuline Academy will open this afternoon with the grammar grade closing program and awarding of certificates to seventh grade stu dents The winner of the scholar ship to the academy will be an nounced The grammar grade program fol lows Ursuline song chorus gram mar grades Sing a Song of comedy in one act seventh grade students About Keep on grammar grades The Magic operetta in one act award ing of certificates to grammar ONEDAY SERVICE ONLENSE GRINDING If jou have owaaJun to new ghthKes quickly re member we luue the facilities for delivering flnlihd lenses the same day This has proved a popular iservlco for those living on the mainland Over Satis fied Clients DR S H FRIDNER Optomttrltt Myr Succr 2124 St KM Phone M school graduates address He E K Fullierson On Thursday May 31 the senior class play and class exercises will be presented in the academy audi torium at p m On Saturday June 2 the con New York May Broad way presents an item which ha been lacking too hit mur der mystery play Invitation to a Murder is one o Jhose chilling thrilling documents that tingles with the eerie excite ment Of Ths The Spider and other similar plays replete on he Rialto a number of seasons ago iut considerably scarce lately Two of the towns most artfu mystery experts combined to turn out Invitation to a fus King to write it and Ben Stein o produce it The author has ma Leuvered his exciting episodes with is usual cleverness and Stein has iven the play such a sympathetic reduction there should no longer e any doubt he is to murder mys ery operas what the late Ztegfeld to musical folderols The setting is the ancestral le of one of those pioneer Califor ia families that ruled when that Vestern domain was something of feudal state A regal Borgialike grand dame is convinced that one murder em all visit while in her cunning way she attempts to discover the who has plans on her life In her murderous manipulations ie enlists the services of a young hysiclan by tempting him with enough money that he may retirt and devote bis time to medical ei lerimenta in which he is interested eiidea is borrowed from Juliet n that the doctor will Inject into er a drugthat will make her seem L3 dead Then she will return from ie tomb mnd discover which one oJ er heirs it wax who wanted to end er life With coldblooded cunning ie begins her plans and even at empts to throw forhercrim nal acts on the doctor The scene where she rises from er coffin and lures her victims nto seemingly inescapable traps is a dramatically frightening as coulc ie imagined Gale Sondergaard he murderous grand dame com ines all the homicidal tendencies f tht Borgias in her impersona tion Walter Abel is just as tense and fearful in hia acting of the eak and foolish doctor and t emainder of the cast Is excellent Invitation to a Murder is a wet ome addition to the playbill for hose who like to glean their nhud ers and shivers from across ootllghts 1BLE STILL BEST SELLEB ENGLISH SOCIETY KEPOBTS London May British and Foreign Bible Society has no oubt about what is the worlds est seller It reports that copies of the Scrip ures circulated in 1933 totaled I0y just more than the ear before Circulation in Asia totnied 000 volumes China alone taklnir The circulation in South was an Increase of NOTICE TO CITY SUBSCRIBERS If you do not receive your NEWS promptly each morning phone us before 10 oclock and a copy will be sent you by special messenger AMERICAN NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY CALVESTON TEXAS W I Moody Jr Pres Shearn Moody Vice Fres W L Moodj in Vlco Pin J B Mills Asst Vice Fret T B Vice fm W J Shaw Secretary K L Roberts Vice President In Chance Ordinary Abrades A Well Diversified Line of Modern Policy Contracts Including Juvenile Policies Retirement Income Policies Salary Sav ings and All Types of Annuities Enable Our Representatives to Render the Insur ing Public the Best in Life Insurance Service For Further Particulars Address Will II Ford Genl 918 Amcr Natl Phono MM K C Nnrthen Ajent SM American Natl Phone 87 C E Nelson Supt tad Agqr 105 Am Natl Bldj Ph 1063 ATTENTION Again We Now Last February before pricei went up we said Buy You know what again we say Buy at these low DRESSUP YOUR LIVING ROOM Select Colors GLIDERS This stylish new twoplict 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