Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
_ THI lETHBRIDOt HfRAlD WedneiHoy, Cklobsr 13, 1971 Iran invites the world to its birthday by Molak, Ottawa. GROW BLOOMS IN SHADY SPOTS Daffodils and tulips from Holland bloom year after year in the shade of trees and buildings. Bulbs solve problem of no color in shade Even If you have a shade problem in your garden, you can start off next spring in a blaze of color you never thought possible by planting Dutch bulbs now. By taking advantage of the fact that the flower is already formed inside the bulbs, you can beat the garden rule about no color in the shade. Your spring flower show can match that of the sunniest garden there is. If you're thinking that this must surely involve either great expense or fantastic ef- fort, you couldn't be more wrong. The fixings for such a spring garden are available at reasonable cost from every garden centre and most garden mail order houses. Hyacinths, daffodils and tu- lips are the biggest and show- iest of the hardy, spring flow- ering bulbs that will produce your spring garden. Hyacinths are the least hardy, but winter with some protection applied after the ground freezes. Daf- fodils are hardier and do well j in most areas where gardens can be grown. (The exception is in cold areas where a deep freeze E'rives before there is good snow Tulips can be grown in sheltered areas on the prairies. Hyacinths produce spikes with many bell-like florets ear- liest in the spring. The flowers are highly perfumed, thus ex- tremely attractive near a door- way where you can sniff them as you enter and leave. The color range includes white and shades of cream, red, pink shades, blues, violets and bi- colors. They look well in groups of six bulbs and for this purpose the inexpensive bedding sizes are excellent. They have small- er flower stalks than the exhibi- tion sizes but stand up better to wind and rain. Exhibition sizes arc the best for forcing indoors. Daffodils are best known for the yellow trumpet flowers that seem to symbolize spring. They generally bloom a little later than hyacinths, with to four separate flowers appearing from each bulb, depending on how large it is. Thus the extra price for larger sizes is worth it for the extra flowers you'll get next spring. Of course there are many more kinds of flowers in the daffodil family (daffodil is the (English word for narcissus, the latin family There are bicolors including red; large and small trumpet-shaped flow- ers; kinds with split crowns that look like orchids, and oth- ers with fully double flowers. Some have many and sweet- scented florets from each stalk. Make your choice from the pictures and descriptions at your dealers. Tulips span a larger flower- ing season than the others, starting with some varieties that bloom before the hyacinths and ending just as the garden iris start to flower. The color range is large, lacking only a true blue. Some of the newest kinds have huge, waxy blooms with fluorescent colors so breathtaking you can hardly believe you've grown them yourself. Generally tulips produce only one flower per bulb, although even here there's an exception: Multifloras, and the P r e s t o n species produce up to seven flowers from one stem. Again, choose your tulips by blooming time, size and color according to the pictures and descriptions over your dealer's bins, or- from catalogues. So long as your soil is well- drained, Dutch bulbs need no special soil. Nor do they need fertilizing to produce flowers next spring. To plant, simply 1 i f t out enough soil so the bot- tom of the bulb is six inches be- low the soil surface. Single bulbs can be planted in single holes dug with a hand trowel or special bulb plant- ing tool. For a number, it is usually easier to escavate a bed with a shovel. Nestle the bulbs in place, flat side down and pointed side up. Gently re- place the earth over them and tamp it lightly. Water if the soil is dry. Planting time runs Septem- ber to November, earlier in colder climate areas. Tulips can go in the ground later than the other two. What's the catch? Well, if your garden is in deep shade from buildings all day, you'll have to regard this fall's plant- ing as winter annuals. Next spring after bloom, remove and discard the plants, and replace them with summer plants. Replant each fall with new bulbs, and you'll have a suc- cessful spring garden of top- size blooms every year. If your heavy shade comes from trees you may have a bo- nus waiting. Hyacinths, daffo- dils and early tulips often get enough sunshine before the trees leaf out to provide a sec- ond or even a third year of bloom. In any case, if you buy and plant Dutch bulbs in fall you need never again have a dull spring. Ixmdon Observer Service rpEHHAN As Iran puts the final flourish on plans for its extravagant celebrations this month of the founding of the Persian Empire and the world's oldest monarchy years .go. the government's biggest headache may be protecting the very institution it is pre- paring to honor. Officials make carefully gen- eral statement to the effect that "all the internationally accept- ed security precautions will be taken." But it is already appar- ent that their actions are as quick and comprehensive as their answers are slow and vague. Only last week a light plane circled sections of the capital apparently dropping advertis- ing pamphlets a not unheard- of promotional stunt. According to generally reliable sources it was not until the plane had landed and the occupants es- caped that officials discovered that some pamphlets contained political propanda advocating the overthrow of the Govern- ment and scheduling the event for October 13. On that day, in a glare of international publi- city, the Shah of Iran is due to welcome some 50 monarchs, presidents and assorted heads of state and prime ministers to his "birthday." For the first time police heli- copters have been seen over Tehran. A brief official an- nouncement stated that the air- craft (an undisclosed number) had been acquired "a few days ago" and that the "social com- position" >f the capital necessi- tated their use "for fighting b -breakers as well as for con- trolling traffic." Even modest gatherings ol International dignitaries pose tremendous security problems and this month's celebrations will be anything but modest Thousands of lesser official guests will stay in hotels in the city of Shiraz, some built foi the occasion. Heads of state will occupy 60 magnificent, two- bedroomed, Persian carpeted velvet bedecked tents erected in a restricted area at the ancienl site of the city of Persepolis. But this is hardly a camp- site (though that is what thi National Tourist Organization plans to turn it into later. Guests will dine on delicacies provided by Maxim's of Paris consume the finest Iranian ca viar by the ton, and lounge on silken cushions. Their wive will be attended to on the spo by beauticians imported from Alexandre and Elizabeth Ar CAN LEAVE COUNTRY MOSCOW (Reuter) A Jew- ish woman released from deten- tion after serving a one-year sentence for publishing anti-So- viet literature will marry before migrating to Israel, sources close to her family said here'. They said Soviet authorities have guaranteed permission to 24-year-old Ruta Alexandrovich and her finance, Isai Ave- vrbukh, 28, to leave the country. ELECT A. "NAP" MILROY FOR COUNCIL A REPRESENTATIVE FOR WORKING PEOPLE. Responsible to the citizens of Lethbridge for my actions and decisions if elected to City Council. For good long term economic planning in the interest of the Citizens and the City. VOTE ON OCTOBER 13 Vote MIIROY, 'Nap1 A. X ImorlBd by (ho "Mop" Milroy, Norm tccloir. Campaign Commilco Phono 328-4245 nt 197-AiTi en. They will lake home gifts lat include minutely accurate old-plated replicas of famous a n i a n archaeological trea- urcs. copies of rare manu- cripts, specially woven por- rait carpets and, no doubt, more caviar. But the opulent pageants, the on et lumiere to be staged at 'ersepolis, the exotic accom- modations and impressive ruest list form only one side of he picture. Every town and village in the country is to have some cele- iratioii. Even in the smallest owns the streets are festooned ilh tinsel decorations and thou- ands of colored lights. More mportant, if less immediately obvious, are the development >rojects completed to add honor o the festivities. There arc iterally thousands, ranging rom the controversial mil- ion Shahyad Monument, which will house a museum and a on the airport road, o parks, dams, monuments, clinics, hotels and schools, ral schools play an especial- y important partMn the cele- brations. Last month, when classes for the new year be- ;an, well over new schools were opened, surpassing the riginal goal of one new school for each year of the Persian E i.pire. They were built large- ly by public subscription, no small accomplishment in country where the per capita income is still only estimated at The ministry of culture, as well as superintending officia performances, has organized travelling troupes of musicians story-tellers and actors who wil tour the provinces reminding the villages of their history their heritage and the accom- plishments of their kings. In a part of the world where monarchy Is not always the most popular form of govern- ment the enthusiastic celebra- ions this month are a clear measure of the country's stabil- ty and self-confidence. This '-ear has been officially designated "Cyrus the Great 'ear" in honor of the founder of the Persian Empire and the author of the first-known declaration of human rights. It is also, unquestionably, the year of Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, who once stated it was no honor to be the king of a poor country and by the sweep- ing social and economic re- forms of the White (bloodless) Revolution has helped to maks his country among the wealth- iest and healthiest in the Middle East. This month he has, in effect, invited the entire world in to see the results. to advertisers WHERE IS MY WANDERING AD TONIGHT? Sewed snake lips VERNAL, Utah (CP) Two men were charged with cruelty to sewed the mouths of two snakes shut with fishing gear. A misdemeanor charge of torturing and tor- menting an animal was filed during the weekend against Garj1 Serrano and Dallas Row- Icy, both 26. A humane society official signed the complaint. CAT GIRLS Girls in Chad, Africa, deco- rate their faces by inserting hairs through their nostrils, giv- ing them a feline appearance. No problem tiere-we can tell you exactly where each copy 6f this paper is purchased. And our ABC audit report assures this paid circulation is all wool and a yard wide. No need to wonder about the full measure we promise. But, If you do, [ust ask for proof, verified by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Herald The Audit Bureau of Circulations is a self-regulatory associa- tion of over advertisers, advertising agencies, and pub- lishers, and is recognized as a bureau of standards for the print media industry. 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