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   Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - August 22, 1974, Madison, Wisconsin                                Area Gardeners Are Going Native v Rv nmn By JOAN JUDD Of The State Jbnrial Staff I heres a new trend in gar dening These days some people are planting purple prairie clover violets phlox and blackeyed susans instead of garden shop variety perennials are with prairie grasses and wild aquatic plants duck potatoes sago pond plant and cattails Theyre incorporating wilderness into their own backyards Theres a growing interest in native landscape says Barrel Morrison an associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin who calls himself a prairie nut Weve destroyed so much that theres a desire to get some of it back Prof HIS COLLEAGUE George Ziegler agrees Also they point out many per sons who live on small acre par cels of land in the country prefer A bee on a blazing star letting some of the land go back to nature to eliminate mowing it Using native Wisconsin plants and shrubs in landscaping however they say is not the answer for everyone Even though most city yards have a spot for a wildflower garden a lawn is still the easiest to care for m the beginning since the es tablishment of some of the native plants is slow and can be frus trating to the novice Professor Ziegler has divided native Wisconsin plants into three categories Depending on soil water shade etc all can be planted in home gardens ONE Prairie plants and wildflowers including plants in digenous of prairie wetlands are perennials abundant in the southern half of the state and generally require sun These include the yellow and purple coneflower pasque flower blackeyed susan blazing star beebalm purple prairie clover butterfly weed big and little bluestem grass Indian grass and prairie dropseed All can be grown from seed or plants However since theyre slow to germinate the weeds around them grow faster and of ten choke them out With pa tience they will certainly grow because they once covered this area Professor Morrison points out One saving grace is because the weeds grow faster a mower can cut the weeds aboye the plants until they get started Collect the seed for prairie plants in the fall along roadsides railroad tracks and on private land with permission the profes sors advise Plants or seeds are also available through a number of nurseries which specialize in them See list which TWO Woodland plants native to Wisconsin include trees shrubs and groundcovers such as ferns violets phlox trillium hepatica baneberry jackinthe pulpit and buttercups These require shade and woodland soil and are easier to grow than the prairie species mainly because most of the aggressive weed species will not thrive in the shade THREE Aquatic plants which grow in marshy areas pond lilies cattails and different types of reeds They not only beautify small farm ponds but also attract ducks and other wildlife the professors say A woodland sunflower Native prairie plants big bluestem grass yellow conefkwers prairie blazing star and purple prairie cfover by Cathie Bruner Most commercial landscape architects dont specialize in na tive plants However anyone interested can employ a limited number of UW landscape archi tecture students by calling one of the professors They recommend reading Growing Wildflowers by Marie Sperka a Wisconsin woman Or to learn what the plants look like Wildflowers and Weeds by Dr James Zimmerman and Booth Courtenay is helpful Also Prairie Propagation Handbook is useful and may be obtained through the Milwaukee County Park Commission Whitnall Park Hales Corners Wis The professors suggest that novices look at plants in their natural setting and see what combinations are thsre talk to nursery people who grew them and if possible attend wild plant workshops offered around the state such as the Prairie Re storation Workshop to be held Oct 3 4 and 5 at the Wisconsin Center on the UW campus Unfortunately there are no wild flower or plant nurseries in the Madison area The State nur sery in Boscobel is planning to raise seeds andpiants for road sides and other State lands FOLLOWING is a partial list of growers where native Wisconsin plants seeds can be purchased Some have catalogs others just lists The professors suggest writing or calling before visiting them and point out that Purple coneflowers no discrimination is intended in this list and no guarantee of reliability implied PRAIRIE PLANTS Prairie Nursery J R Smith Westfield Wis Winddrift Prairie Shop Doug Wade Oregon 111 AQUATIC PLANTS Wildlife Nurseries Box 399 Oshkosh Wis 54902 WOODLAND PLANTS Roger Alwin Route 1 Box 18A North Freedom Wis 53951 Knickelbeins Wild Life Nurseries Route 5 Box Oshkosh Wis 54901 Midwest Wildflowers Box 664A Rockton 111 61072 Woodland Acres Nursery Route 2 Crivitz Wis 54154 Lousberry Gardens Box 125 Oakford III 61943 The photographs with this story were taken by State Journal photographer L Roger Turner in Walden Pork established less than three years ago on less than a half acre of land on the corner of busy Johnson and Park Sts The park is a fine example of landscape restoration a microarboretum Priests Call Baptism Heresy MARLBORO Mass AP The baptism of the infant son of a mother who supports the right of women to have abortions is not officially recognized by the Roman Catholic Church accord ing to parish priests A New York priest baptized 3 monthold Nathaniel Morreale on the steps of the locked Im maculate Conception Church on Tuesday even though the priests superiors had instructed him not to The infant was denied baptism on Aug II because his mother Carol Morreale 20 had been quoted as saying she favored a proposal by Bill Baird to open an abortion clinic in Marlboro Baird operates similar clinics in Boston and on Long Island AFTER THE noontime ceremony parish priests said in a statement that the baptism is surely as valid as any baptism administered at any Christian church It seems clear however that the child is not baptized into the ecclesiastical community of the faith that we call the Roman Catholic Church The baptism was performed by the Rev Joseph ORourke a director of a New Yorkbased or ganization called Catholics for a Free Choice which advocates womens rights to have abortions Nothgniel ORourke is baptized IT STRIKES me that no priest worthy of the name can in good faith support such a position the priests statement said It called the stance perilously close to heresy About 300 spectators stood in the street in front of the large brick church to watch the outdoor baptism Many clapped when Father ORourke said I baptize you Nathaniel Morreale in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit x THE PARISH priests said that because of Mrs Morreales opinions on abortion they ques tioned whether her son would be raised as a Catholic They said they had to be sure of this before they could baptize the child AP WTrephoto This whole thing was a ploy by Mr William Baird said the Rev Benjamin McMahon as sociate pastor of the Marlboro church We had no idea of put ting this into the press Father McMahon said Mrs Morreale and her husband Daniel 20 are still members of this church because they live within the boundaries of this parish WHETHER THEY were in good standing was an internal church matter he said The Roman Catholic Arch diocese of Boston in which the Marlboro parish is included supported the local priests decision Wisconsin State Journal Thursday August 22 1974 Section 5 IUDLinked Deaths Rise WASHINGTON AP The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday reported a sharp increase in the number of deaths and uterine infections among women who used the controversial Dalkon Shield in trauterine contraceptive device The agency told an audience of about 200 scientists physicians and industry representatives attending a special meet ing that the Dalkon Shield has been as sociated with 11 deaths and 209 cases of septic abortions in women who had been wearing the IUD AS LATE as last June 28 when the AH Robins Co of Richmond Va agreed to halt sale and distribution of the Dalkon Shield the manufacturer said it knew of seven deaths and slightly more than 100 cases of uterine infections associated with miscarriages among users The updated information assembled for the special gathering by the FDAs Bureau of Medical Devices also showed that another IUD the Lippcs Loop was as look inside Shortage Page 3 Ann Landers Page 4 Anniversaries Page 4 Sew Simple Page 5 Cwnics Page 7 sociated with five deaths and 21 septic abortions and another the SafTCoil with one death and eight miscarriages follow ing uterine infection THE FDA said the new injury and death Figures came from a variety of sources following the governments nationwide ap peal to medical professionals for informa tion on lUDs Dr John Jennings of the FDA told the gathering that the FDA hoped over the next two days to get an assessment of whether ILDs are safe and reliable whether current labeling is adequate whether any one brand should be singled out for special attention and how to treat patients who become pregnant while using an IUD The FDA said that 88 miHion lUDs have been marketed since 1966 including 205274 discontinued models and 83920 in volved in clinical studies but not yet available to the general public THE AGENCY said that only three brands now are being sold to patients all on a prescription basis Lippes Loop Saf JCoil and CU7 the latter the first to be classified as a drug because it leaches minute amounts of copper into the wearers uterus The FDA said that seven other models are undergoing clinical studies and nine others have been discontinued Among the discontinued brands was the Mazlin Spring which the FDA seized from the turer after doctors reported hundreds of cases of that IUD becoming imbedded in uterine tissue sometimes requiring sur gical removal IN THE CASE of the Dalkon Shield which prompted the FDAs review of lUDs generally the government has said it could find no reason for doctors to remove the shield from patients who have been wear ing them successfully In June however FDA Commissioner Alexander M Schmidt and the RobinsCo advised doctors to consider therapeutic abortions if shield users became pregnant Are Mormons CancerFree LOS ANGELES UPI Mormons are much less likely to get cancer perhaps because of clean livingand strong family bonds a UCLA researcher says The death rate from cancer in Utah is only 75 per cent of the national average said Dr James E Overton of the UCLA School of Public Health Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the LatterDay Saints or Mormons make up 73 per cent of the states population In Utah County which includes the city of Prow and is 90 per cent Mormon the cancer death rate is only 65 per cent of the national average for men and 72 per cent for women Overtori said He said that possible factors may be the Mormon ban on smoking and drinking low consumption of coffee and tea and rare drug usage along with the churchs tradi tional encouragement of physical fitness programs exercise and outdoor activities Also he said they believe in a very strong family structure particularly contrasted with other US social orders for the elderly keeping them involved family and church activities Their family life tends to be much more stable than that of the general population he said   

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