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Daily Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Doylestown, PennsylvaniaDaily intelligencer . A Fluit 13, 1980 Poult 5 c staff photos by Gian Luiso a club formed from Friendship and violets Byelene Schiff intelligencer staff writer every morning Constance Baer crawls out of bed tiptoes out the room and Peers into the room next door anxiously surveying the occupants within. An overzealous Mother perhaps not really unless african violets can be likened to a Small and precious baby. Mrs. Baer has a collection of 77 african Violet plants which she keeps in the room next to the one she shares with her husband. James. I can t walk by that room without looking in and checking to make sure that everything s All she says. If one Leaf looks a Little withered i can t resist picking it off. Or if the buds Are starting to form i can t help taking a mrs. Baer a Quakertown resident shares her Hobby with a Friend Martha Garvin. The women s Friendship began about five years ago on a Chance encounter. Mrs. Gavin a Chalfont resident and a self proclaimed Violet addict for about 20 years stopped into a new Britain Borough printing company owned by mrs. Baer s husband. I told Jim i was interested in having some stationery made up with an african Violet mrs. Gravin explains and he said my wife would love to talk to you " the women got together shortly thereafter and soon found that their Mutual love for violets helped a Strong Friendship develop. Mrs. Baer first became interested in african violets several years ago when her Mother in Law gave her a Violet As a gift. I took it Home upon which it promptly she laughs. Undaunted she asked for another Violet and gave it one More try. This time the Plant thrived and she was hooked. Martha taught me so much at the mrs. Baer says. She gave me a few magazines devoted to violets and gave me lots of ideas on grow ing my mrs. Baer proved to be an adept student. Three years ago she entered the Chalfont Floral club show. Not Only did her entry win a Blue ribbon but it also won the Best of show award out of a Field of about 200 entrants. She has entered various shows since then and consistently brings Home a Blue ribbon. She has entered various shows since then and consistently brings Home a Blue ribbon. You can never have just one african says mrs. Garvin. When you find out How easy it is to Start new plants from existing ones you can t help but give it mrs Garvin has a collection of about 200 plants. Her interest in the Hobby prompted her to Start her own mail order business. The idea came to me when i started buying Violet supplies in she says. As my collection grew it became More practical to buy the soil fertilizer and vitamins in Large quantities. Even i with All my plants could t use All of it. So i figured Why not try to sell some of it to support my Violet mrs. Garvin has advertised in National magazines and by word of Mouth. Everyone i know is aware of How deeply i am involved with she laughs. That keeps my business both women have lectured to Flower clubs throughout Bucks county. It was during one of these sessions that the idea of forming their own african Violet club first occurred to them. I was giving a speech and Martha was in the mrs. Baer. Afterwards we got to talking and one of us said to the other Why Don t we form our own they put an and in the paper and distributed signs Martha Garvin of Chalfont demonstrates the proper Way to position leaves on an african Violet. Throughout the Chalfont and Quakertown areas. The response was very says mrs. Baer. At our first meeting in june about eight peo ple showed up. It would have been More but some were working and could t attend our Day for the Novice then what is the proper Way to care for an african Violet keep them evenly moist fertilize regularly and keep the room temperature As moderate As you advises mrs. Baer. The women emphasize that the club is designed for Violet lovers at All level of expertise. People should t feel intimidated because they Aren t As advanced As says mrs. Garvin of her Friend. I be tried to get my hands on anything and everything that has been written about admits mrs. Baer. She was recently chosen to be a judge by the african Violet society headquartered in Knoxville Tenn. She was required to take a comprehensive examination which demanded a thorough knowl Edge of the Plant. She is now qualified to judge in shows held any where in the United states. Being a judge makes me very critical of my own she says. The most important element to look for according to both women is symmetry of the Leaf pattern in the Plant. When you look Down on the Plant you should t see any gaps. If you do you can easily reposition the leaves by using a toothpick As a Type of Brace. Remove the toothpick after a few Days and the leaves will remain in says mrs. Garvin. Judges also look at the condition of the leaves and blossoms the size of the Blossom the color and the Quantity of fresh blossoms on the Plant. The other members of the two families do not share the women s interest in violets. Fortunately my husband has a sense of chuckles mrs. Baer. He insists that i would never know what to do if he suddenly became ill but just let one of my plants look under the la have the whenever one of my kids needs a gift for a adds mrs. Garvin i lose another one of my Warrington applies for Grant i the Warrington township municipal authority is applying for in Federal funds to begin work on a sewer project to handle the township s needs through the year 2000. The authority Board signed applications for environmental Protection Agency Epa funds for the project monday night said Leonard h. Point authority manager. The funds will be used to draft engineering plans for the project which is part of a proposed regional project involving Warrington and Warminster townships Point said. The total Cost for that combined sewer system is estimated at about million Point said and involves the installation of new sanitary pipelines and the overhaul and expansion of the Warminster township sewage treatment Plant on Nesh Aminy Creek. Bloodmobile scheduled a red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Fred Beans Dodge Subaru Agency 611xnroute 611, North of Cross keys Doylestown on thursdays aug. 21 from 10 . To 3 . Interested donors s Are asked to Call Jean Wetherill at 348-2800. New firehouse dedicated a dream came True for members of the Ivyland fire co. Saturday when they dedicated their new firehouse and fire truck. The firehouse was built by so volunteers working from March to october 1979. The construction was firemen ladles auxiliary and with a donation supplied Community briefs by the Ivyland Borough Council. The station will hold three trucks including an an Tique pumper a Utility truck and the new fire truck purchased by the company in february 1977. Almost 300 Borough residents attended the dedication ceremonies including William Solly fire chief Clar ence Carey chief Engineer and Robert Crouthamel fire company president and Ivyland Borough mayor. Subdivision plans submitted one of the largest Industrial subdivisions Ever proposed in new Britain township was submitted last week. R it k associates of new Britain submitted preliminary plans for a 19-lot subdivision at a 94-acre tract on upper state and county line roads. The plans will be reviewed by the township planning commission. Supervisor r. Craig Warner said he ar.2 the other supervisors Are anxious to see More Industry locate in the township to broaden the tax base. It s badly Warner. Andrew Worth vice president of r a said his firm has no construction plans for the site. Chalfont firm hired a Chalfont firm has been hired by the Borough to Cut the grass along the shoulders of West Lew and peace Valley roads. Lob at a fee of 1102. Work on Market Way started in Doylestown by Ramon g. Mcleod intelligencer staff writer developers of the Market Way. Also known As the Alley shops Nave received the first of two building permits from Doylestown Borough for the planned shopping Complex on East state Street. In a related development John s. Thome director of the Doylestown development group which is developing the Complex four Defi Nite commitments Llave been received from businesses planning to locate in the Market Way. The Market Way is to be a series of 11 retail shops and four apart ments under condominium owner ship located in buildings at 52 e. Slip to s Ine Rori itt i i us store and at 46 e. Stale St. According to Thome the first permit issued was needed to allow for demolition of a loading Dock connected to the building at 16 e. State St. A second permit not yet issued will be needed by us is for Interior and exterior modifications to the two buildings which Are Sepa rated by Vetey Street. Total construction costs have been estimated by the developers at More than Thome said that among the Busi Nesses to locate it the Complex is a restaurant. He said that Kim Howard daughter of slate sen. Edward l. Howard. R-10. Who has been connected to the Frog restaurant in Philadelphia will own and operate the new restaurant. Located at is w state St. And will vacate that location in favor of the Market Way. According to Thome. There Are several other Busi Nesses who havi1 said they a tall to locate with Thome said. But 1 would imagine they will wait until we actually do some ground break ing before they he also said thai the Complex which has received approval for its plans from the Borough zoning Board and Phu Manj commission still needs approval from the historic and architectural review Board for the Type of exterior lighting planned to be installed on Street received for a health foot store a fireplace business and from the Maison cheese shop which is now come a pedestrian into a. 51 space Borough parking lot now under construction. Solebury residents want lower density in Mobile Home Law by William j. Bartman intelligencer staff writer the Solebury township supervisors tuesday held a Public hearing on a proposed Mobile Home Park ordinance but took no action to make the ordinance official. Another hearing Date will be announced at the supervisors aug. 19 meeting. During the hearing the approximately 25 citizens in attend Ance appeared to concede the need for a Mobile Home Park provision but Many asked that the density be lowered. The township planning commis Sion is proposing a Mobile Home Park site on the North Side of . Route 202 Between Ingham Springs and the Holiday inn Motel. Density for the approximately 125-acre site would be five Mobile Homes per acre. A Developer from Margate n.j., Arthur Shore has challenged the township s zoning ordinance with a curative Amend ment calling for a Mobile Home Park with seven units per acre. Shore has an agreement to buy about 119 acres off route 202 and Street Road. Questioned by citizens who would like to see the township drop the density in its ordinance even fur ther township solicitor Carl l. Lindsay said the courts have struck Down ordinances allowing no More than three Mobile Homes per acre. However he said ordinances allow ing Only four have been upheld in the courts. The proposed Mobile Home Park site is located next to the township s residential develop ment District the had permits a variety of housing types. Henry Grunsfelder. Former member of the planning commis Sion. The need to expand the Kim i one option the supervisors have taken under con Side ration. The Bucks county 1 Humlong commission however has suggested that Mobile Home Parks could be included As a permitted use in the rep using the same standards As included in the proposed ordinance. In addition to allowing no More than five dwelling units per acre. Hie ordinance requires a minimum of 30 percent open space and includes the identification and Protection of natural features such As flood Plains and Steep slopes. The county planning commission endorsed the ordinance but did not recommend the proposed site because it is Over the Limestone Belt. Limestone is porous and will Wash away with leaching Down. Doylestown Man has contacts to Purchase controversial drug by Ramon g. Mcleod intelligencer staff writer the controversial drug Amygdalia is available in the Bucks Mont through a Doylestown referral service. Amygdalia better known by the trademark laetrile is a chemical extracted from Apricot or bitter Almond kernels claimed to be a cancer cure. About two months ago Robert Macmullen a Vitamin Salesman set up a referral service in his Doylestown Home and has been advertising that laetrile is Legal and according to Macmullen on a fee basis he refers patients who Contact him to a Baltimore company that imports the chemical from a european manufacturer. Before the patient can actually obtain the Amygdalia however an Affa Lavit must be signed by both the patient a doctor who will supervise administration of the substance. According to John Ogun a spokesman for the division of drugs in the state department of health this is the Only Legal method of obtaining Amygdalia. First of All he Macmullen better not have any laetrile in his own Possession for Sale because that is Ogun said in an interview today. A Federal court ruled in 1978 that the substance was Only available for personal ust through the Affa Davil method. From that Point of View what he is doing is Legal but anyone who encourages cancer patients to use laetrile at this time is engaging in sheer Ogun states. The Federal food and drug administration is currently conducting clinical tests of Amygdalia and officially describes the substance As untested and unproven. Macmullen says he always thought Amygdalia was illegal in the United states until he Learned of the Federal court action. He says that he became interested in the substance because he has Long been involved in natural approaches to "1 a Iti a to say the he said in an interview last week. But there arc substantial body of evidence built up Over a lengthy period of time indicating it is effective against cancer when used properly. It in t a magic Bullet but Nei ther is chemotherapy and it can he used with conventional he states. Macmullen says that special Roi Ilki a Muisin Clors clients to distributor diets and an exercise program Are also commonly recommended i 1 conjunction with Hie in run administered through an Many Ini Shiori in the Al Rel weeks of treatment the substance costs per vial one vial is used per injection Macmulkin that like no one is absolutely Nure How it lie Salt that it is foe lie cd that the Small amounts of cyanide contained in the chemical attack cancer cells while Bijj Norlyk healthy cells and until kill the Caserl Charles Philip and Ari Pfeffer try some pedal Power staff photo by i Rit i by Warrington family rides for Charity the Pfeffer men Warrington township have put a lot of Miles on their bicycles this summer including 82 on their trip from Philadelphia to Atlantic City. Or. Philip Pfeffer and sons Charles 13, and Ari 11, participated in the Bike a Thon to raise Money for the american cancer society. Art was one of the youngest of the bikers who participated. Chalked tin than Miles however on their trek. Pfeffer got pledges of about 1300, mostly from employees of Eastern regional research Center where he is a research chemist. Charles and Ari canvassed the neighbourhood getting pledges for their own pedal work of about 1300. According to their Mother Judy Pfeffer the whole neighbourhood got behind the project. While some made pledges others joined the bicycling family As they circled around the neighbourhood every Day for about a i 01

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