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thinker,* the". ' VorkeV.'tbe' poet:* '? * \ .'.":, , : :^".Kach';qf . \u0084;-:-.': \ -Bur.banW:\he -^wizard, as- he' has beens called 'until he is aweary. . of (theYsdund^is ariythinV^butta^mystic'and a'mystery. anything: : jbut^the'J'dV^an'dftechni^al^scientistTlj \u25a0-\u25a0'\u25a0\u25a0}' :; .'* i ?\? r -,";" 2j He -is.v "above- all,' * th~ 'humanitarian— a man who loves "man- s. ~ -kind-^wiih'^a* deep^ •.' tenuer.^fgencrau^'coropassionate love: a".love . .that i beenTthe.spuV'to^his'woVk.. that ;hA3, made his achieve- " : ments j possible; a • loVe that* makes him, -as I "said [at the r outss t, ': the, most- lovable \u25a0 man; iri California^ ;as "as - the ;\u25a0 greatest ... > n-t'wofider'if ;thcre'is'anj-'one^ih'touch;with.the world who needs \to?b'eTtold;,who 'Luther ßurbank ia? ft ' j # \u25a0 - p.- Three, of. his v thousandsjof^achieyements' niive made* his name - ' famous>tne.-whole.'. world' over. 'One of t th?se,is. the| Burbank p«>t tato. which [ hot. only revolutionized ;pptatu» t gro' wing 'but .haa added "jy.Ow.COO, to 'the : wealth^ ;_qf =the United Statesz'Tnot. -if you ' "picase," 'to v thc^ private bank "account of Luther Burbank."; feu t to i the"* wealth/, of^ the States] /*- Another U ; the;~ ston»less -. pliim,*. "which*" scientists shook -thelfj heads \ over -g nd . even Naturo 1 trie*dj toj convince:; Mr; fßurbank-rcouldJ not be produced. -The \u25a0 -third iis '.the* spineless "cactus; « which", will:, in .time .- make ~ the \u25a0 dcs \u25ba eft'blossom'as^th'e ;Tose «' ixT» fact '.aa' well'.' as in metaphor, and •"which [will-^Rnd "..THIS ' will ' be^the - realization of » Mr." Burbank's r hope^make it "possible* for* the*. white- faced, fstaryellng - , toilefsijof ,niany*« races; | to? have -meat^to'eat. \u25a0 \u25a0^ Just • these* three -'things .TnavVP made VLuthVr^ Burbank .famous ; the Swide^world; over/' and besides" them he' has" done; and is 'daily [/doing c.thoiisands) of i'.tWngsMiT; the" pJant!|woHd'so < 'marTelbtis'tb l at>.-^ i 'it Isjlittje^ wonder^the^charge^ of •'wizard" f is? « fondly. . l - fastened *. |v p °?lH^'tC-\';;2r^.vl^7^^:*' .".," < V/T *\u25a0 .' \u25a0>'. • • \u25a0. lajf«rwpf i the things he has dons, . \u25a0' .'•?He^| hasjrcrea_ted:ahCentirely*! new,: fruit that .''Nature \u25a0'herself- -^dreamed rof-^the plumcot.* a •combination' of ,the ;best*qu*al-~ f ltt«g6f (^ium > fMd.yaprjcot-^th^tf.totthe/>ye i is/a t thing of /beauty. /and_j'to*;tne*palate*.of |the.yepicure*_a;»joyl: ( supreme, j. jv..V= i-I H? '% n *^ Vtura^ r the"; blackberfj* .'• white.'-" :^ '*\u25a0 i *» v-0 L-?. He) has; stripped '^thej bflsTiing \u25a0 blackberry * vine of . its r thorn 3. t j/He ', has^givin^; its ; Wry * soul'/ to -v 5 flower-^when" he \ gave' fra-" 1"*-;1 "*- ; •^•: '\u25a0•;..• -:'>.',' 'v— ' '-• ' ',\ P ;i.' v>'-He^-has» given.^new^' flavor's,^ n«w< bdors^ ne.tr ;'• colors,. new- f prms ;<\u25a0 t j Hej hasf improved -ways^of grasses. -. .• * '(Continued * on <; Page* Two.) ~" B^ / HELEN DARE THE greatest man in California is the simplest— and , the most lovable. "^ , :,* ;. v \u25a0-J^ - • v-'i You do not haveto bully and bribe and cajole your way ', JL through . a platoon of flunkies 'to reach him. \u25a0;'-«/-'. •..'.' h> >5 There is. not even one boy ia ".buttons ..to obstruct* you.'-* >•'\u25a0 V Somebody you mcct — anybody', in Santa Rosa, - even - a'; little, barefoot, <hild playing by; the roadside, will point'a directing'fin-; per and tell you. "There's where Mr. Burbank' lives." ';_*,.".-* Then- you open a gate and walk down .'a. board- walk' between., two trim box hedges he planted himself, to" a .yin porch . en which an inviting rustic, rocker, testers' diowslly. .Througb;. the screen door you' look right into, the 'pleasant 'sitting-? room. Tor the door 'of that stands open to the ; scented ' summer *\u25a0 breeze.; ,'.-.*."'.' ":'•'. You ring— no; you don't ring.' i .' ''.':. .You searth in %-am for the button to press— but' there is no biit-'^ ton' to press, no bell to ring. , -\u0084; \ ; '•*/,.,.-.;, To be sure, on the right, propped up in the grarden. there, is^al formidable blue and white notice informing you -that all r inter-; views are limited to live minutes unless- they axe ""by/appoint-- ' ment; but this fs not an expression "of '\u25a0\u25a0; supercilious '.exclusive-, ness. It is rather an appeal— and all else is friendly \andl..in;f formal. .' . ",'.'/. . .- ."',-. \u25a0'•'•'- \u25a0'.''\u25a0•. ,' \u0084 So— you knock on the jamb. "" ' _'. ' •\u25a0'•:' At least that is what } do, for I am lucky— l" have: ail appoint ment./ - •-.'..-'.-/ \\-- '\u25a0*>£\u25a0•' '\u25a0\u25a0••\u25a0_-'\u25a0• "':;'; Mr.-. Burbaiik is in his study— a room: I -- know, [ : . pleasant ; and' homely, like the modest sitting-room,' In* which*" is; hls^deski and ! a ; piano, some \u25a0 o!d-f ashioned -, easy "chairs t : made comfortable^ by \ long use. and which, like the .sitting-room^ '.'. is '-.sweetened f" and? brightened by- bowls of rare and lovely. flowers.'. \u25a0* Mr." Burbank^ is .disposing of his corrcspondence.Vdictating : to .his : secretary. ;: On.- my knock the dictating stops : and ; the' secretary^ comes;' to the. door. Yes. Mr.' Burbank willsee me— in a! moment., * ; ,", /- .':'•* ' I*; select one of, the* comfortable. rockers, r and rock. » Mr.-Bur bank nnishes his letter, and then— •:\: \- ...; : \u25a0 4»;; » The greatest : man in California greets •me ; with grave, 1 kindly: welcome.'.;. \r ... ' ' ~i : *^ '} : *^'~. : - r? ''.'\u25a0 '\u25a0','.* .''-. \u25a0 He is a slight, youngish man, igray'' haired,* to t ' be t sure, f but . Xrefihicolorcd, clear > eyed.' with that: look 'of * youth \u25a0 upon * THE SUNDAY CALL MAGAZINE SECTION THE WIZARD OF HORTI CULTURE