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Rahmlow, H. J. (ed.) / Wisconsin horticulture
Vol. XXX (September 1939/July-August 1940)

Wisconsin horticulture, vol. 30, no. 7: March, 1940,   pp. [177]-208


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WM  SCONSIN  HORTICULTURE 
    MRS. OSCAR CONRAD 
          HONORED 
M RS. OSCAR CONRAD of 
     Hales Corners, was honored 
by the Wisconsin College of Ag- 
riculture during Farm and Home 
week last month. Dean Chris L. 
Christensen in presenting the cer- 
tificate of honorary recognition 
stated, "Mrs. Conrad, an excel- 
lent homemaker, has sensed a 
field of homemaking that includes 
not only the home, but the com- 
munity and public at large." 
  Mrs. Conrad is a member of the 
Hawthorne Garden Club, and her 
husband, Oscar Conrad, is a mem- 
ber of the Milwaukee County 
Fruit Growers Association. Both 
have been members of the Wis- 
consin Horticultural Society for 
some years. The Conrads have a 
fine dairy herd and a fruit farm. 
Most of their apples and berries 
are sold from a roadside stand. 
  THE MINNESOTA FRUIT 
      GROWERS SHORT 
           COURSE 
W ISCONSIN fruit growers 
     are invited to attend the 
a n n u a 1 Horticultural Short 
Course at the University Farm, 
St. Paul. W. R. Leslie of the Ex- 
perimental Station, M o r d e n, 
Manitoba, will be the principal 
speaker. There will be a special 
program on irrigation, marketing 
and fruit utilization on Thurs- 
day, March 28th. The course 
opens  on   Wednesday, March 
27th, with a program on vege- 
table growing. On the 28th there 
will also be a section on orna- 
mental horticulture. 
  The regular fruit growers pro- 
gram, covering cultural problems, 
will be on the 29th of March. For 
complete program, write the Reg- 
istrar, University Farm, St. Paul. 
There is no registration fee. 
  Our barber looked at a young 
man's sleek hair and asked if he 
wanted it cut, or just the oil 
changed. 
    GRAFTING ENGLISH 
          WALNUTS 
 N the spring of 1938 I planted 
   a small English walnut tree 
of about one-fourth inch diame- 
ter, at the base of a black walnut 
tree of about two inches in dia- 
meter. Late in the summer I 
made an inlaid graft which united 
with the stock. Last spring I cut 
off the black walnut tree above 
the union and the English walnut 
made a thrifty growth of about 
3 to 4 feet. 
  In making walnut or any other 
grafts it is necessary to use cions 
free from winter or any other in- 
jury. 
  N. C. Jacobs, Sturgeon Bay. 
STURGEON BAY GIRL WINS 
HIGH HONORS IN CHERRY 
    PIE BAKING CONTEST 
 M ISS PATRICIA DeFERE, 
      15-year old Sturgeon Bay 
 girl, won second place in the Na- 
 tional Cherry Pie Baking Contest 
 held at the Morrison Hotel, Chi- 
 cago on Washington's birthday. 
   First place was won by Nina 
 Rose McLaren, 18-year old 
 Springfield, Illinois, girl. 
 Third place went to Roberta 
 Crane, 17, of Webster, N. Y. 
 Fourth to Rosemary Anderson, 
 Muncie, Indiana. Fifth to Shirley 
 Thotland of Minneapolis, Minn. 
 The winner of first prize was 
 crowned National Cherry   Pie 
 Champion and wins a trip to the 
 White House where they will 
 present President Roosevelt with 
 a cherry pie. 
 WISCONSIN NURSERYMEN 
     HOLD SUCCESSFUL 
        CONVENTION 
T.HE 23rd annual convention of 
   the Wisconsin Nurserymen's 
Association held at the Schroeder 
Hotel, February 7-8, was conced- 
ed by all present to have been 
one of the most successful in the 
history  of  the   organization. 
Twelve new members were added 
to the membership roll. The 
change to a two-day convention 
was appreciated   by  members 
present. 
  A mid-summer meeting will be 
held this coming year, time and 
place to be announced later. 
  The following officers were 
elected for the coming year: 
President, James   Livingstone, 
Milwaukee; Vice-president, Os- 
cae Hoefer, Kenosha; Secretary- 
Treasurer, H. W. Riggert, Fort 
Atkinson. 
THE STATE-WIDE MUSEUM 
          PROJECT 
F LW people in Wisconsin ap- 
   preciate the possibilities for 
educational help, especially along 
horticultural lines, available from 
the Wisconsin State-wide Mu- 
seum project at 191 N. Broad- 
way, Milwaukee. Educational ma- 
terial is available to public insti- 
tutions such as libraries, schools, 
county agents, and in fact, any 
public department or worker at 
only the cost of the material 
used. It is sponsored jointly by 
the Milwaukee Public Museum, 
the University of Wisconsin, the 
State Department of Public In- 
struction,, and the City of Mil- 
waukee. It is supported by Fed- 
eral funds as a relief project. 
  In our next issue we will have 
more detail as to how this serv- 
ice can be utilized in an educa- 
tional way. 
             WAR 
G IVE me the money that has 
    been spent in war and I will 
clothe every man, woman and 
child in the attire of which kings 
and queens would be proud. I will 
build a school-house in every 
valley over the whole earth. I 
will crown every hillside with a 
place of worship consecrated to 
the gospel of Peace.-Charles 
Sumner. 
  Few things count after you 
are gone, but those few count for 
everything. 
March, 1940 
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