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+ + Page 4C COMMUNITY Hays Free Press January 4, 2017 Race for Space at LBJ Museum The Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos cel- ebrates a decade of serving the com- munity with a new display. The "Race for Space," featuring an Apollo EMU (Extra- vehicular Mobility Unit) Spacesult used for training, will be on display at the museum until Feb. 4, 2017, courtesy of NASA.The free mu- seum is located at 131 N. Guadalupe on the Square in San Marcos and is open to the public Thursday- Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kyle Garden Club The Kyle Garden Club will meet Friday, Jan. 6, at 12:30 at the Kyle Historic City Hall. The speaker will be retired Lt. Col and wildlife biologist Gil Eckrich. He will be speaking on nature and wildlife photography. The public is welcome. Calling all singers The Wimberley Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for the 2017 Spring performances on Jan. 9, 2017 at the Lutheran Church (101 Spoke Hill Dr.), at 6:30 p.m. Please register online. Call Dixie Camp at 512-517-3111 for more info. ! i tl Ii anti listings, I ease check our websRe or call our showlineI Breakfast 6-9 AM @ Chik-Fil-A Dinner 5-7 PM @ llario's MEET & EAT WITH KYLEPD Texas History Continued from pg. 1C That was the last straw for FDR. He immediately relieved Admiral Rich- ardson of his command and offered it to Chester Nimitz, a fellow Texan three years behind him at the NavalAcademy. Nim- itz wisely turned down the promotion without getting on Roosevelt's bad side. Richardson was de- moted to the permanent rank of rear admiral and t~.laced on desk duty until s official retirement in October 1942. His four decades in the Navy end- ed five years later with his release from active duty. It's About Thyme Continued from pg. 1C they're hit with a freeze in February, and it can prove fatal. During these mild winters, we must do everything we can to discourage growth. Avoid feeding plants, and avoid cutting plants back too soon. For roses, walt until mid-February. If you have the urge to cut hack perennials such as lantana or firebush to tidy up the yard, be sure to cut them back above the green wood. Otherwise, with your clippers, you are sending the plant a message: it's time to start growing. What we can do is heap generous amounts of mulch around our plants to protect the roots for when the cold weather arrives. Some more things you can do in January: Even though Richard- son feared the Japanese might launch a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, he was just as shocked as everyone else that it came by aircraft carrier and the severity of the blow sustained by the Pacific Fleet. Never in his worst nightmare had he imag- ined the sinking of four of eight battleships and the loss of 2,403 American lives. Richardson was still in uniform, when Secretary of the Navy James For- restal "sent for me and told me he was not satis- fied with the report of the 1. Plant a fruit tree. Naval Court of Inquiry on Pearl Harbor" and "would have another investiga- tion made. "He then stated that he would like to have me undertake the investiga- tion for him. I said, 'Mr. Secretary, I am sorry" but I am not available for such (an) assignment because I am prejudiced and I be- lieve that no prejudiced officer should undertake the inquiry.'" Forrestal asked him what he meant. Rich- tion will result in placing a part of the blame for the success of the attack upon the President." Secretary Forrestal dropped the matter like a hot potato, and Joe Richardson had no role in any Pearl Harbor inquiry. He spent his remaining years in quiet seclusion in the nation's capital before dying in 1974 at the age of 94. A longer version of this :column about Admiral ardson responded, "I ,,z~ichardson will appear in am prejudiced because i~artee's next book sched- I " " ' :" " " " beheve that any fair ~ded for pubhcatton m the and complete investiga:':ii j pring oj 2017. " ):;i,i~: Automatic ........ mirseries early this lawn ' ~; ................ ~.~,:,~eal sprinklers shotIldb " t shottld be at a minimum or simply i i'?dugi~d~ deeply and filled with Many fruit tree varieties will arrive in local nurseries this month, and turn them off, (Turf grass rich organic compost. in February and March. is dormant.) Three year crowns will Try apples, peaches, 4. Plant a Tree. Thereput you closer to harvest plums, persimmons, and is still time. Maybe you than seed grown. pears, purchased a living tree 7. Onions are still 2. Prepare spring for the holidays. Find that possible. You still have vegetable garden. I perfect spot, plant it and the opportunity to would recommend the water it in. produce large onions this solarization method to 5. Catalog browsing, year. Also you can plant get rid of weeds. Till your Find a comfortable turnips, collards, and garden with a mechanical armchair, and get to radishes. tiller or a garden spade work! January is a good 8. Prune your shrubs. and water the area time to look through Cut them back, but avoid thoroughly. Cover with garden and seed catalogs any that will bloom in a clear plastic film and to decide on varietiesthe spring. (Prune them secure the perimeter with you want to grow this after they bloom.) Happy rocks or soil. The sun will year. Starting a garden gardening everyone! raise the temperature in journal is a simple way the garden soil to levels to keep track of what you lfyou have a question that will kill weeds and plant and what has been for Chris, send it via email seeds. Allow the film to successful, to iathyme@yahoo.com. stay on for a month to six 6. Plant asparagus. Or mail a postcard to weeks. When removed, Now is the time to It's About Thymel 1726 your garden will be weed prepare beds and plant. Manchaca Road, free. Three year asparagus Austin, TX 78748 www. 3. Turn off sprinklers, crowns will arrive in itsaboutthyme.com [] Buda Barber Dies Continued from pg. 1C moved his shop into was originally a barbershop owned by Arthur Patton in the early 1920s. Later, Evans purchased the building from the Patton family and expanded the shop to accommodate three full- time barbers, according to the website. Whether it was himself or his two full-time assistants, Evans made an impact on the Buda community. "Mike cut my hair for 22 years," said local resident Royce Miller on a Hays Free Press Facebook post. "He'll be missed." Kyle resident Doug Garner wrote that he was a "long time customer" of Evans and that he was a "nice guy." Friend and owner of Casa Aide Restaurant Rene Alcala spoke fondly of Evans and commented on what life will be like for the residents of Buda without him. Alcala said Casa Aide has been a neighbor to Evans' shop ever since the restaurant "It's a deep hit to the community. Mike was a fantastic neighbor and friend, I don't think I ever saw him get mad in my life." -Rene Alcala, owner of Casa Aide restaurant opened in 1980. the "old school" barber J.R. Gonzales, Buda shop on Main Street Area Chamber of which, according to Commerce managing Alcala, will be passed on director, said Mike's to his surviving family Barber Shop was more members and remain in than just another Buda operation. business and that it was "It's a deep hit to the a symbol of the "small community," Alcala said, town" persona that "Mike was a fantastic attracts people to Buda. neighbor and friend, I "Mike's Barbershop don't think I ever saw him was more than just a get mad in my life." business, it was an icon "The Barbershop is that helped give Main one of those iconic Buda Street its 'home town' businesses that is always atmosphere," said J.R. one of the first stops I Gonzales, Buda Area take visitors to where Chamber of Commerce they can still get a haircut managing director, and a close, hot shave," Evans leaves behind Gonzales said. "How a legacy in the form of many towns still have an old timey Barbershop? Not very many." Alcala said the future of day-to-day business at Casa Aide and Mike's Barber Shop will be different after the passing of Evans but Buda residents, customers, neighbors and friends are encouraged to come by the shop to pay their respects and say goodbye. "People have left flowers and gifts and there is a white poster board outside the barber shop where people can write their farewell messages to Mike," Alcala said. As Buda residents cope with the hole left by Evans' passing, Gonzales has hope that his legacy will live on in the barbershop that generations of men and boys have passed through for a haircut or a shave. "Mike will be missed a lot," Gonzales said. Evans was laid to rest Dec. 31 at Live Oak Cemetery in Manchaca, Texas. Browse & buy local photos online. www~~~~~.~om Just follow the photos link. + III I I I IF i :ill TI fill i l