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NORFOLK PASTOR
:WILL PREACH HERE
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Rev. H. H. Kratzig, Mission
Superintendent, to Address
Baptist Memorial Service.
. At the National Baptist Memorial
Church tomorrow mdming at 11 o'clock
Rev. H. H. Krataig, superintendent of
the mission work of Norfolk. Va., one
of the visiting mission workers in con
nection with the forty-fifth anniversary
of the Central Union Mission, will oc
cupy the pulpit. In the evening the
pastor. Dr. O. O. Johnson, will speak on
*The Man Who Stood nyith Them.”
' The Senior Young People's Society
Kill conduct the meeting at Central
Union Mission Wednesday night at 8
o’clock. Walter N. Palmquist will speak.
At the close of this meeting the young
people will go to the home of Dr. and
Mrs. Edgar Speiden for a Halloween
Srty. A party for boys and girls will
held the same evening at the church
•t 7:30.
The pastor's subject for the midweek
meeting Thursday is "Christ Our Life,”
Colossians iii.
The church will celebrate the fif
teenth anniversary Friday of Dr. John
son's pastorate.
Newly appointed subcommittees of
the standing committee, as announced
by the chairman, William
Finance, J. Alvis Jones, Frank G. Pier
son, I. John Roberts, James Sharp and
Charles Werner; publicity, Charles V.
Imlay; music, L. L. Beazley. O. F.
Hunter, Mrs. O. E. Howe and Mrs. Beu
lah Kauffman; supervision of property,
B. H. Rosengarten and C. E. Alderman;
liouse and janitor service. Mrs. J. W.
Babson and Mrs. O. R. Balderson.
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SKYSCRAPER GIVES
PROBLEM TO CITIES
<*_ ~ i ... i M
**Setbaek" Form of Architecture
y Declared* Distinct Credit to
United States.
.There is, it seems, an ever-growing
Bgantention over the height ol build
ings in the large metropolitan c.ties,
•gys the Michigan Architect and Engi
neer. The question is being discussed
Horn several angles, especially those of
architecture, economics, health and the
tyaffle problem.
n the standpoint of architec
it holds, "the modern ‘setback’
per Is* a credit to present-day
an architectural designing .and
If not by far, the greatest beau
and interesting contributions to
i of this Nation’s big cities,
ui wjiere the ‘setback’ is skillfully and
liberally employed, the modern tall
building is an architectural asset to any
and certainly docs not menace the
Mfilth of the public, because air and
•uhshine 1s not blocked off to any ap-
extent.
?“But when it comes to the questions
©f economics and traffic, that is some
tfiing else again and Is open to argii-
Ant. In the matter of the economic
desirability of abnormally tall build
ups. the proposition is one solely up
ta the business judgment of owners and
dees not concern the general public.
>**But the effect on trsflle congestion
ft many skyscrapers located in a cen
tralized downtown business area is of
ngbllc interest, end whether a limit to
the height of buildings should or should
wt be governed by ordinance is. right
iflr, a live topic In most big cities and
fgd long will be given greeter public
c^ns'deration.”
Starts ser’monseries. '
Slav. A. F. Zlmee Will Preach on
3 General Topic of Power.
•["The Gospel, the Power of God,” will
be the theme of Rev. A. F. Elmes, pas
tpr of the People’s Congregational
Church, U street between Sixth and
Seventh streets, tomorrow at 11 o’clock.
This will be the first of four sermons
S the general topic of “Power.” The
res themes following are: “Receiving
Pbwer at Work," "Power at Work” and
“Hindrances to Power."
:;At a o’clock the pastor preaches a
special sermon under the auspices of
team No. a, the theme being “Judes,
Hilt Not Iscariot.” The Young People s
service begins at 8:30, Vith theme for
discussion “What Is Worship?” and
• CJporge Brooks w'ill preside. Midweek
player service every Thursday.
Service by Daughters of King.
The national corporate communion
es the order of the Daughters of the
Kjng will be observed on All-Saints’
day —next Friday.
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' Practical and Seasonal Hints for the Amateur for Beautifying Surroundings of the Home.
. BY J. B. WELLINGTON.
Manure From Leaves.
I It is quite generally recognized by
i gardeners that leaves in themselves are
mighty poor material to incorporate in
; the soil, and it is equally well known
chat leaf mold, the ultimate product of
leaf decay. Is highly desirable. The
harmful effect of fresh leaves has been
ascribed to various causes, such as cut
ting off the water supply, too much air
space in the soil, acidity increase, etc.,
but now it is known that the great
trouble with fresh leaves is that in their
decay they utilize, or rather the organ
isms that rot the leaves use, the avail
able nitrogen in the soil to such an ex
tent as to rob the supply which would
go to the garden plants. Leaves, straw
or garden rubbish Ls very high in car
bon and low in nitrogen. In the long
run, leaves, of course, put the soil In
better condition, as in the forest, but in
short cropping, as in the garden, they
are positively injurious for the time
being unless previously rotted. Fresh
straw was found at the New York agri
cultural experiment station to contain
substances actually poisonous to young
barley plants. It is altogether possible
that fresh leaves may contain some
thing of a similar nature.
During recent years there has been a
remarkable interest in the making of
so-called artificial or synethetic manure
from straw, leaves or any plant waste
by adding certain mineral fertilizers and
water. Fcr two or three years we have
cited the successful method employed
by Dr. Griffiths of Takoma Park and
now also used by many other gardeners.
Leaves are gathered at this season and
placed In a pit or low spot to keep them
from blowing about, and layer by layer,
as leaves are added, the mixture of
chemicals is scattered over the mass,
adding water to make a moist mass.
The Missouri agricultural experiment
station in bulletin No. 258 suggests a
mixture of ammonium sulphate, ground
limestone and superphosphate in the
proportion of 4 1 /a, 4 and I*4 pounds,
respectively. This combination is used
at the rate of about 8 pounds per 100
pounds of straw or leaves. W. R. Beat
tie of the Department of Agriculture
recommends throwing in some soil with
the leaves, and others suggest the use
of some hen manure or like material
rich in nitrogen. Both these suggestions
are along the right, line, as the added
materials hasten rotting.
All said and done, the whole plan is
not so far off from the old compost!
heap of the everyday gardener. It has
simply reduced the proposition to a
more scientific status. In the case of
straw, one ton yields about three tons
of artificial manure. It is not to be
claimed that the process is cheap or
easy, but it does offer a sensible way
to utilize the otherwise useless and, In
fact, objectionable leaves. As to the
length of time required, there will be
needed almost a whole year because of;
the fact that Winter slows down the j
decomposition. Under Midsummer con
ditions three or more months may com
plete the process.
COVERING PLANTS
Local gardeners are fortunate in that
It Is not necessary to cover roses and
other semi-hardy plants to bring them
through the Winter. Roses of the bush
type, hybrid teas and teas are often in
jured In the upper shoots, but rarely
killed. If mounded up about the base
with soil, there is but little hazard of
loss of plants unless they are planted
in low, wet soil, unfavorable for roses.
Crape myrtle is another plant that
Should be mounded in its early life. Ap
parently with age the myrtle gains in
resistance, as one sees old, well estab
lished crape myrtle enduring year after
year without protection.
For the everyday gardener whose time
is limited, tender plants are neither de
sirable nor desired. This Is one reason
why sturdy plants of the type of thq
peony and iris have such a strong hold
on the gardener’s affection. Tender
plants are better adapted to the estate
that maintains a professional gardener
and has storage cellars and greenhouses.
Certain economic plants, such as the
strawberry, need protection in the Win
ter season, not because of a lack of
hardiness, but because their root sys
tems are such that they cannot always
hold the plants in the soil. Loss of plants
from this cause is termed heaving in
jury. Newly planted flowering peren
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nlals occasionally suffer In this way.
Obviously a light coating of straw Is
needed to keep the soil frozen. Not a
thick coat, because this In turn may
smother the plants. Leaves are desira
ble, but need to be held In place by a
scattering of pine or other boughs. On
the other hand, simply piling the leaves
on in a mass may very easily cause
rotting of the plants, which even in
Winter must have air to continue life.
PLAN FOR GARDEN
Those who may have plans in mind
for gardens next Spring on soil which
has not been cultivated for some time
would do well to have the area plowed
or spaded, as It may be, this Autumn.
Sloping areas where washing may oc-
Tur are excepted, because it is now too
late to establish a strong cover crop
growth to hold the soil. By turning up
the soil at this season and leaving it
in the rough, rain and ice are enabled
to reach the clods and greatly improve
the texture. And what Is equally im
portant, grubs of June beetles and other
insects will be exposed to the weather
and destroyed. Soil that is spaded in
Autumn Is ready for an earlier start
in the Spring; it won’t be so wet and
soggy on the surface as sod or unbroken
earth.
Autumn is a favorable time to apply
lime to the garden, especially forms
such as hydrated lime. During the Win
ter any active chemical principles that
may be In the lime will have time to
disappear. Local soils to be used for
general garden purposes may be con
fidently expected to benefit from lime.
It is to be recalled, however, that cer
tain plants, such as rhododendrons,
heaths, blueberries and native plants,
naturally growing in acid soils, may be
injured by liming. Common vegetables
and -most garden flowers are favored
by liming. One pound of hydrated lime
to 20 to 40 square feet of soil is a lib
eral application.
WINTERING ROOTS
Dahlias are not Winter-hardy, ex
cept in rare instances, where heavily
covered with leaves, and then only in
mild Winters. The roots should be
I carefully lifted shortly after the tops
have been frosted. !h heavy loam one
must be careful not to break off the
tubers, because these cannot grow when
separated from the 'Stem, since the buds
are on the base of the old stem. Some
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growers divide the clumps In the Fall,
but the amateur might better wait until
Spring, when the buds have started. A
cool cellar such as would keep white
potatoes Is ideal for dahlia roots. The
ordinary house cellar Is top hot and
dry, but conditions may be improved
by covering the roots with sand or peat
moss. Some gardeners dip dahlia roots
in paraffin, but this is a new practice
and should be tried on a few roots be
fore using generally.
Gladiolus corms. or bulbs as com
monly known, should be lifted now. and
after a few hours drying in the open
air, be separated from th* old stalks
and stored in a cool, dry cellar or room.
Temperature needs are not as low as
those of the dahlia, but the heated cel
lar is not favorable. The tiny bulbets
may be placed in peat moss or sand and
held over for next year.
Cannas are not hardy and must be
lifted and stored in an above-freezing
environment.
GARDEN CLUBS
We are graceful to Mrs. Howard L.
Knight of 1420 Buchanan street for the
following Information:
“The garden section of the Twentieth
Century Club met at the home of the
president, Mrs. George F. Bowerman,
October 15. The program dealt with
Spring gardens, there being two fea
ture talks, one on the narcissus family,
by Mrs. Eugene W. Shaw, and the other
on tulips, by Mrs. John O. Johnson.
Both subjects were treated in a manner
giving historical lore as well as botan
ical information.”
The Takoma Horticultural Club is
about to distribute the order of tulip,
hyacinth and crocus bulbs which it pur
chased in Holland for members and
friends. The officers regret the delay
in delivery of the bulbs, but can assure
purchasers of satisfactory results.
Tulips, especially, seem to have ample
time to establish strong root systems.
As a matter of fact, most bulbs prob
ably grow throughout the Winter unless
the soil freezes and remains frozen.
Cool House in Summer.
Sunlight and air are vital factors In
selecting the site of your house. Study
the prevailing breezes in Summer and
orient your house so that you will get
the full value of them. In this way
you will have a cool house during the
hot season.
Local Business
Centers Are Held
Real Convenience
Dealers Expect to Get
Trade From 6 to 8
Block Area.
*~BY CHARLES H. CHENEY,
Chairman City and Regional Planning Com
mittee, American Institute of Architects.
The Importance of local neighbor
hood business or convenience centers
to all the outlying residential areas of
any city is very great. The local
business centers and similar centers in
all our cities have been established
almost Invariably at important cross
roads of traffic. To succeed local
stores must be Where people can most
conveniently get to them from several
directions in order to provide enough
customers for profitable service.
In questioning shopkeepers of these
local centers in many cities during the
course of zoning hearings, I find that
most of them expect to get their trade
withlng six or eight blocks of their
establishments. Larger local centers
will cater to and reach a much wider
circle, but one still comparatively local
to the center.
Belittle Through Traffic.
Through traffic coming from long
distances seldom has as much purchas
ing power as the local traffic. In fact
we seem to have an exaggerated ld>a
of both the volume and importance of
through traffic ’to local stores, except
for restaurants, garages and oil sta
tions.
In a town of 500 population the
only business center is at the railroad
station or bus station about the cross
roads. About 250 feet of store frontage
actually will be in use.
In a local center of 5,000 person* the
2,500 feet of store frontage needed can
not profitably shoestring out along just
the two main* streets which ordinarily
form the crossroads that created the
center, but will tend to spill over Into
side streets, with perhaps one or two
nuclei of local centers forming In the
outskirts.
In a city of 50.000, with 25,000 front
feet of store frontage ordinarily neces
sary, there should be already six or eight
well established outlying local centers.
In a city of 500,000 there will be
found from 30 to 100 of these neigh
borhood centers of variable size be
cause they have been uncontroled.
There will also be a lot of falsely lo
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Character of Stores Vary.
Os course the number and character
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