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Hays Free Press September 1,2010 NEIGHBORS Page 3C + ram sure readers have been enjoying the nice chill ~ that's been fingering in the air during some of our recent mornings. This is a month of transition, as we move from the doldrums of summer into what can be one of the busi- est seasons for central Texas gardeners. Some guidelines for the month ahead: 1. Cutback annual summer flowers, mulch and feed. We have approximately 75 to 90 days till the first frost.., plenty of time to get a renewed flush of color. 2. Water your trees, shrubs, turf grass and landscape beds. Slow, deep watering will encourage a deep root IT'S AIB01R THYME system and make your land- scape more able to withstand drought. 3. Plant new vegetables for fall and winter harvests during the last week of this month: broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and cabbage. 4. Buy bulbs. The season to plant tulips, hyacinths, crocus, jonquils, daffodils, grape hya- cinths and anemones is just around the corner. 5. Mulch all beds and trees with compost mixed with mulch. This mixture will pro- tect plant roots from heat and cold extremes, and conserve water. 6. Inspect trees for fall web- worms, and if you find them, come up with a strategy to get rid of them using Thuricide or Dipel. 7. Fertilize lawn toward the end of the month. (Please choose an organic fertilizer.) 8. Be on 'brown patch alert' for your grass, and be ready to treat this disease with the organic Actinovate. 9. Keep on the lookout for a world of fall bedding (an- nual) plants. As temperatures cool, we can begin to plant dianthus, snapdragons and petunias. 10. Watch for black spot and mildew on roses. With cooler weather, these pesky rose diseases will begin to show up. An organic spray of Neem oil or wettable sulfur should help in keeping it at bay. Happy Gardening, Every- one. If you haue a question for Chris Winslow, send it to him via email: iathyme@yahoo. com. Or mail your question to Chris at: It's About Thyme: 11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 ADWARE SPYWARE MALWARE VIRUSES On-Site Removal (requires broadband internet access) Norton Internet Security and Anti-Virus 2010 Mfr. Rebates Available to Previous Owners next'Lone E: "oward Hughes obses- sively tinkered with the "Silver Bullet" on Sept. 7, 1935 in secret prepa- ration for the plane's Friday the 13th maiden flight. It was love at first flight for the lanky Texan, who took his first airplane ride at 14 with his father. Upon assuming complete control four years later of the family business, a Houston-based tool com- pany, the restless orphan could afford his two favorite pastimes - movie making and aviation. In 1927 Hughes began filmi ng "Hell's Angels," a $3.8 mil- lion epic about aerial combat in The Great War, which he wrote, directed and bank- rolled. To add authenticity to the death-defying dogfights, he bought 87 vintage aircraft and wound up the proud owner of the largest private air force in the world. While working day and night on "Hell's Angels," the movie mogul found time for flying lessons. The ink had hardy dried on his pilot's license, when he cracked up his first plane. The amateur aviator walked away from .... the mishap with minor facial cuts, but he would not always be so lucky. In September 1932, soon after founding Hughes Aircraft, the elusive tycoon pulled one of his patented vanishing acts. He hopped a tr~ to Fort Worth and using the alias "Charles Howard" took a job as baggage han- dler/apprentice pilot with American Airlines. Before the impostor was recognized by an executive, who had seen him at the NewYork premiere of"Hell's Angels," a super- visor reported "he has the makings of a first-rate airline pilot." Hughes, however, had a far loftier ambition. Envious of the public adoration accord- ed Charles Lindbergh after his solo conquest of the Atlantic, the multimillionaire wanted to be the next "Lone Eagle." Returning to southern California following his Fort Worth masquerade, Hughes ordered his top-notch team of aeronautical engineers and mechanics to "build me the fastest airplane in the world." Two years and $120,000 later, the H-1 or "Silver Bullet" rolled out of the top-secret hanger at the Glendale plant. Hughes wasted no time in putting his investment to the test. In September 1935, he challenged the record of 314 miles per hour before a udoku Solufio. gromlword BoluUon THIS WEEK IN celebrity-studded crowd that included Amelia Earhart two years before her mysteri- ous disappearance over the Pacific. Seven times the "Silver Bul- let" streaked past the tracking station posting an average speed of 352 mph. An eighth run was unnecessary, but Hughes' ego would not let him call it a day. Coming out of a steep dive, he ran out of fuel and plowed into a beet field at 100 miles an hour. The costly craft sustained only a bent propeller, while the embarrassed barnstormer got offeven lighter with a few bumps and bruises. After that Hughes straight- ened up and flew right into the record book. For shaving two full hours off the trans- continental time, he was awarded the Harmon Interna- tional Trophy as the greatest pilot on the planet in 1936. Two summers later, the re- lentless record-setter circled the globe in five hours in under four days and returned home to the frenzied fanfare he so desperately desired. More a lone wolf than a lone eagle, the reclusive in- dustrialist quickly tired of the limelight. With another war around the corner, he had better things to do than pose for photographers and comb ticker tape out of his hair. Leaving actress Ava Gardner in a Las Vegas suite in May 1943, Hughes drove to Lake Mead for the 4,589th test land- ing of his new seaplane. He hurried through the preflight check and forgot to make sure the tail had been loaded with ballast. It had not. The nose-heavy amphib- ian dipped into the lake at 80 mph. The impact tore loose a propeller, which ripped through the fuselage like a buzz saw, splitting the skull of an employee and knocking a government inspector into the water. Both died, and the dazed pilot nearly drowned as the shredded seaplane sank like a rock in less than a minute. Anyone in his right mind, and many were beginning s,Tt. 3-10 : : : : : N~NY MCPHEE RETURNS (PG) . /11:253 1:554:20 SWITCH (P6-13) 0;~ 9:20 Bus soou VAMPIRES SUCK (PG-13) 2;:)~i7:35 Bussomt THE EXPENDABLES (R) f12:00). 2'.25 4:55 7:20 10:10 FAT, PRAY, LOVE (PG-13) 6;40 9:~ ' SCOTt" PILGRIM VS. WORLD (PG-13) (11:351 4:40 9:35 OTHER GUYS 0aG,13| 111:30~ 2:05 4:30 6:55 10:00 DESPICABLE BE 24) (PG) (11:SO) 2:054:15 END~ SOONI 4FNo Paseas/Supersavom ( ) No early shows Tues. - Fri. Open Early Monday 9/6 to believe Hughes was not, would have left future tests to the hired hands. But three years later he broke a promise to Lana Turner, who had a premonition of disaster, and squeezed his six-foot-plus frame into the cockpit of the XF-11. Ignoring the military flight plan for the desert, Hughes put the spy plane through its paces over congested Los Angeles. When the con- trois froze, he tried to land the crippled aircraft on the Beverly Hills Golf Course but crashed into a residential neighborhood. Pulled from the fiery wreck- age by a brave bystander, Hughes had burns over 78 percent of his body plus a punctured lung, five dozen serious lacerations, ten bro- ken ribs and a fractured nose, left knee and left elbow. The most optimistic prognosis gave h~ a fi~-~W chance of survival. Howard Hughes defied the doctors and walked out of the hospital a month later. But he paid a very high price for the miraculous recovery. 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