Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
This Week's Quotable Women
The Cedar Rapidx Gazette: Mon., Feb., 25, 1974
Midget Gardens Could Set Precedent
My The ABKoeintcd Press Here are some quotable quotes from women during the week: “I’m somewhat spoiled as a photographs, with a decided advantage in trying to photograph important men. They would prefer to see me rather than a normal papparazzi.” Actress-turned photojournalist Gina Lollohrigida, commenting on her new assignment to photograph important men for Ladies' Home Journal.
table giving range of dates after the last freeze for the safe planting outdoors of everything from asparagus to watermelon.
If you don’t have a place for a garden, now is the time also to get together with a neighbor about a cooperative plot, perhaps in a community garden spot set aside by town government.
Last year there was a growth of such plots in parks and on school grounds. If your town didn’t do that last year, now is the time to drop the suggestion on the proper official desk.
By Patricia McCormack
NEW YORK (UPI) — If you’re worried about the rising cost of living start chopping the food bill by growing some vegetables indoors now. And put a big dent in it this .summer by planning your outdoor garden soon.
Pixie and dwarf varieties of many c o rn rn o n vegetables grow in medium size crocks,
Irots or buckets placed in a sunny spot at home or in the office.
Jeannette Lowe, horticulturist with W. Atlee Burpee Seed Co. in Philadelphia, said in a telephone interview that the midget crops from little corn, tomato, and bean plants taste just as good as the regu-]ar?.
Growing vegetables on office windowsills isn’t a first. But. if it gets out of the novelty class, it would set a precedent.
Bosses cool to the idea may have second thoughts when weighing the economics. Office-grown vegetables could help cut food bills.
Miss Lowe said Burpee’s Pixie tomato plant produces indoors a tomato larger than the cherry one. It yields from a plant only a foot tall.
Some indoor gardeners get good results by using fluorescent lighting which most offices have. All office gardeners, therefore, may net need that sunny windowsill.
Miss Lowe and other auth
orities on the small gardening front estimate 50 million families will start vegetable gardens outdoors this spring.
Not since victory gardening to cut food shortages during World war II have so many families set out to fight a problem through gardening.
The estimate of a massive trek back to the soil stems from seed sales. These, running ahead of last year, may break records, according lo Miss Lowe and others.
Miss I/Ave does not foresee a seed shortage. Production of seed packets for home gardeners last season was geared to meet increased demand — up 15 percent last year.
Americans spent nearly $100 million for seeds in 1973, according to industry estimates.
First-time growers of midget vegetables indoors get just about all the help they need on the seed packets. But firsttime planners of outdoor gardens need more.
For the novices and some veterans, the best help for the least amount of money is in home and garden bulletin No. 202 U.S. department of agriculture.
The booklet called “Growing Vegetables in the Home Garden” can be had bv sending TO cents to: Superin
tendent cf Documents, U.S. government printing office, Washington, D.C. 20102. Give the title of the booklet.
The guide also contains a
“I thought the movie was ready and I waited a long time for this. It’s the finest thing I have ever done.”
Actress Connie Steven.s, speaking about her new film, 4,The Sex Symbol”, which was withdrawn by ABC from its scheduled March 5 showing:
who is running for Parliament as a candidate for a Trotsky-ite group that considers the British Communist, party a counlerrevolut i o na ry mob that has sold out. to the capitalists.
Patty comes home. I just hope it’ll be tomorrow.”
Mrs. Randolph A. Hearst, referring to comments in her daughter's last taped message.
criminated against, and to let men in our organization would only further that tokenism.” Nina McCall, New Jersey League of Women Voters president, speaking about the discovered 11 men in their
to win votes. I’m standing to bring the stark warning to the working class about what will happen if the Conservative government is returned to power. They have already laid the grounds for a dictatorship.” Actress Vanessa Redgrave,
Fuel and Money
NEW YORK (UPI) - Insulation in the attic will help reduce the fuel bill and save energy.
The U. S. department of agriculture says three inches of ceiling insulation can reduce heating costs 17 V2 percent. Storm windows and storm doors can save another 12Vt percent.
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By Charles W. Bell style and help ease the energy It is a very short cut and
DETROIT (UPI) — The crisis. the idea is that women with
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gest milady change her hair is the “Energy Cut.” use less electricity and gaso-
ban Southfield and West Bloomfield, said, “We’re back into short hair because women don't have time to sit under the hair dryer.”
The hair length now, hair dressers said, is less than two inches on top and three inches at the back.
“Sure, we do the Energy Cut,” said Fran Terro, manager of Connie’s Cut and Curl in Detroit. “But we call it the short shag. We’ve called it that for years.”
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