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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press September 22, 2010 + "t looks like this late sum- mer and early fall is setting .itself up much the same as last year. We've had a hot, dry summer, and then along came the rains of September, bring- hag drought-relief and joy to both garden and gardener. The problem with this weather pattem is that it weak- ens and kills many native and established tuffgrasses and sets up a perfect situation for winter (short-day) weeds to move in. Last winter and spring we had the worst infestation of weeds in living memory. The best and easiest way to control them is to apply a pre- emergent herbicide. This will kill offthe weeds before they even have a chance to start growing. Germination of most winter weeds begins during the latter part of this month, and on through October. With that in mind, this week is the perfect week for weed control. Timing here is critical. Pre-emergent herbicides are granular and you can ap- ply them through a fertilizer spreader. Broadcast the gran- "is fate was already sealed when Gov. James .Edward Ferguson rose to speak on Sept. 24, 1917. The defiant defendant aimed his parting shot not at the 28 jurors, whose minds were made up, nor the hostile gal- lery but at the people of Texas. "You have decided to remove me from office so that another man can take it. But you have made a political issue which will follow you and which this state will fight over for the next 20 years." Moments later the senate voted 25-3 to convict Ferguson on ten of the 21 articles of im- peachment. To prevent his res- urrection, the jury then turned executioner and banned the deposed governor from public office for life. The 43-year-old Bell County banker was the darkest gubernatorial horse imagin- able, when he challenged the machine candidate for the Democratic nomination in 1914. Party power brokers snorted at the audacity of the brash newcomer and assured each other that team player IT'S ABOUT ules over the lawn and lightly water them in. This will form a blanket over the turf grass... and fall and winter weeds won't stand a chance. Traditionally pre-emergents were known as 'weed and feeds,' and contained a fertil- izer as well as a weed-killer. Most manufacturers used the chemical atrazine, which is highly toxic to humans and the environment, and has been banned in much of the world, including the European Union. Lucky for us and Mother Nature, we have a non-toxic, organic alternative called corn gluten. This is a by-product of corn processing and has been used over the years as an inexpensive protein source for pet foods. This same protein stops plants from germinating, killing off the newly sprouted weeds. In addition, most com gluten products sold for weed control have a 9 to 10 percent nitrogen content. This makes corn gluten an all-natural 'weed and feed.' Apply it at the rate of 1 ADAMS Layla Marie (Dahlstrom) Adams, 37 of Am- arillo died Sunday, September 19, 2010. Layla was born on November 26, 1972 in Austin. She was raised in the Austin and Georgetown area and was a 1991 graduate of Georgetown High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Andy Adams on November 27, Rene Gamez II, his great grandsons, Carlos Camarillo Jr., Nicholas Camarillo, his five brothers, Ignacio Falcon, Eracelio Falcon, Benjamin Falcon, Jose Falcon Jr., Jesus Falcon, his two sisters, Evangelina Falcon Saucedo, Elida Falcon, and many other lov- ing family members. He is preceded in death by his parents lose & Ramona Falcon, brothers, Steban Falcon, out THIS WEEK IN tion. "The state is spending $272 a year on the university," he explained, "and only $7.50 on the children in the little red schoolhouse." His veto of the university ap- propriation brought the matter to a head.Will Hogg, son of the popular ex-govemor and leader of the influential Ex-Students Association, launched the cru- sade to chastise Ferguson, When the prohibitionists jumped on the impeachment bandwagon, the tide turned against the cantankerous incumbent. His subsequent refusal to identify the brewers lobby as the source of a six- figure secret loan doomed him in the senate. Two months after his remov- al, Ferguson introduced the weekly newspaper that would tnnnpet his message for the Tom Ball would clean his plow next 18 years. Blazoned across at the polls. , the masthead of the Fe..rbmson But Fergusons astute analy- Forum were the twin pillars of hhphilosophy:. '9 in Rents' and'~in High Taxes. sis of the electorate counted for more than his inexperience. W'lth three out of four Texans living on the farm orin small communities, any fool could plainly see the rural vote was the key to success in a state- wide contest. Yet, after the decline of the Populist move- ment at the turn of the century, politicians would not give their country cousins the time of day. James Ferguson, coat-and- lie businessman, became "Farmer Jim," shirtsleeved defender of the downtrodden. Concentrating on the plight of the pastoral poor, he prom- ised destitute sharecroppers immediate relief and a fair shake. Making more than 150 campaign appearances in the cotmtryside compared to only 10 in the cities, the spellbinding stump speaker gave hope to the demoralized "little people." ,Tom Ball never knew what hit him. A hundred and thirty-three counties went for Ferguson as the novice net- ted 55 percent of the primary turnout. The November 1914 general election was the usual cakewalk for the designated Democrat. The new govemor kept his promise to the sharecroppers by pushing the Tenant Law through the legislature. That , the reform was struck down in the courts did not make a The ex-govemor tested the political waters less than a year later by running against his replacement in the Democratic primary. William P. Hobby beat him better than two to one, but 217,000 supporters cast their ballots for the banished maverick. Following an independent bid for the presidency in 1920 and a U.S. Senate race in 1922, his foes again wrote Ferguson off. But he bounced back in 1924 with the toague-in-cheek offer of~wo governors for the price of one." pound per 100 square feet. (With a 40 pound bag, you can cover 4,000 square feet.) Forgive me for repeating myself, but timing is most important. Once weeds have sprouted, corn gluten will not work, and post-emergent sprays will have to be used - which have a far worse impact on our environment. Happy gardening everyone. The rains have brought a good season in the ground, lust the way I like it! lf you have a question, send it to me via email: iathyme@ (Please put 'Ask Chris Winslow' in the subject line.) Or mail your letter or postcard to:Ask Chris Winslow. It's About Thyme: 11726 Man- chaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 www. to pasture finally run out of steam. Today the Fergusons are ridi- culed as the Ma and Pa Kettle of twentieth-century Texas poli- tics. But to the impoverished and powerless, whose cause he consistently championed, Farmer Jim was the ondy politi- cian who ever seemed to care. Special Offer/Buy "Secession & Civil War" column oollection for $14.20 and get "Ouztlaws & Lawmen"or"Revolottion & Republic"at half price. Mail $21.30 to Bartee Haile, P.O. Box 152, Friendswood, TX 77549. 1993 in Georgetown. They lived many places before moving to Amarillo in 2006. To know Layla was to love her. She was an energetic, vivacious people person who made friends everywhere she went. She lived her life to be a wife and a mom. She spent countless hours preparing for horse shows making sure her husband was ready, well prepared and ready to win. She also lived to support everything her daughter Casady was involved with. She loved having her daugh- ter's friends at the house and was always involved in her sporting events or anything else she was doing. She loved supporting the Claude Mustangs. Layla attended Trinity Fel- lowship Church. She was preceded in death by grandfather, John I. Vann in 1991 and her sister, Sarah Dahlstrom in 1996. Survivors include her husband, Andy i Adams of Amarillo; daughter, Casady Rae "Pudge" Adams of Amarillo; parents, Tom Dahlstrom of Buda and Kathy Robinson !and husband Mike of Oakwood; mothers and fathers-in-law, Verna and Guido Toscan0 of Arlington and Leon and Sharon Langley of San Angelo; two sisters, Tarrah Davis and husband Bryan of Tyler and Kendel Lyn Rob- inson of Oakwood; and two nephews, COlby Davis and Chance Davis of Tyler. Funeral services were, September 22, in Trinity Fellowship Church with Charlie Cox officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemefery in Amarillo. The family request memorials to the : Claude High School Gifts Athletics "Lady- Mustang Fund," P. O. Box 209, Claude, TX 79109. FALCON Tomas Falcon, born to Jose & Ramona Falcon on April 6th 1939, died on September 19, 2010. He is survived by his three children, Judy Loera, Gary Falcon, Dean Falcon, his ex-wife and best friend Carmen Falcon, his granddaughter Stephanie Gomez and her husband Carlos Camarillo, his grandsons, Carlos Falcon and sister Estela Guajardo. Services were September 22, 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Kyle, Texas. Inter- ment followed at Kyle City Cemetery. TOMALO Peter Paul Tomalo, 91 of Buda, passed away Monday, September 13, 2010. He was born ]une 28, 1919, in Thomasville, Pennsyl- vania, a small coal mining town. He was one of three children born to Lewis and Teresia Tomalo. At an early age Pete attended a one-room schoolhouse with about 20 other children. The only heat the school had in the cold of winter was a coal-burning stove. The older kids had to see to and take care of the stove. The school had no plumbing or electricity, with two out houses out back; not many hands were raised saying teacher may I use the restroom. He remembered the Great Depression of the 30's. People had long faces and a sad look. Food and clothing were almost a no-no; people struggled around looking for work. He worked odd jobs and three years in the coalmines before enter- ing the Army Air Force in 1942. He served in World War II in Europe and he was a member of the 27th Fighter Escort Wing in the Korean War. In 1950, Pete married Lola Christina Thompson Vines. They lived in England for three years, toured Europe and later traveled all over the U.S. After his retirement from the military in 1962, Pete worked for the Austin State Hospital in Supply for 15 years. He and Lola enjoyed 52 years of marriage. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lola; step-mother, infant brother, sis- ters, Marian Piptick and Leonora Magulick and brother, Richard Tomalo. He is survived by sister, Carmella Blumenthal, brother, Charles Tomalo; niece, Elaine Patrick, daughters-in-law, Rosemary RussellVines and Alisin Genfan and grandson, KetlyVines. He loved his dog Peggy. Visitation was held on Thursday, Septem- ber 16 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home and graveside services were held on Friday, September 17 at Austin Memorial Park. Texas Crossword and Sudoku sponsored by Miriamwas the official stan- dard bearer in the husband- and-wife team's bruising battle with the KuKlux aan. The Fergusons won that confronta- tion, which ~pped the sheets from the whi supremacists and earned"tta" a place in the history books. Miriam Fergason returned for a second tena in 1932 after back-to-back defeats in 1926 and 1931~. She tried again in 1940 butwas buried in theW. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel avalanche. Fergus0nism had Sept. 24-30 See Solution, page 4C ACROSS;44 hit for 31 across: 1 dog's tail motioms __ the Lonely" 2 i3 !4 45 TX Reynolds' "What's the Matter with .................. ?" 46 lost to George for gov. 47 TXism: "run white flag" (give up) 48 " ._ with a kiss" 49 "United We Stand" creator 51 slid down the slope 52 TXism: "it's high " 53 TXism: "ram__" (boss) b) Charley & Guy Orbison Copyright 2010 by Orbison Bros, 42 54 initials of LB in 8-across dime's worth of difference to oson o also applauded the generous pardon policy that sent sancti- monious city folks through the roof. Ferguson was feeling his oats after winning reelection in 1916. Against me advice of his closest counselors, he picked II~i[I a quarrel with the most potent lobby in the state-the legion of ll [I Longhorn alums. His den~un- elation of the UniverSity of - ~as elitist struck a sympathetic elaord3cith his constituents, most of whom had been forced by eb.mtomic necessity to drop out of school at an age. am contain an anti-intellectual undercurrent, he was mo- tivated by more than mere contempt for academia. The issue was grass-roots educa- 5 TXism:" sheared like a ,,spring lamb" (swindletd) 6 TX state __ (pecan) 7 TXism: "useles~s as panty __ to m pig" 8 UT's Nobis worn this award in '6~5 18 numero ............ ! 9 this robber was hung in early TTX _Pl Cowboys objective 22 TX-born IMartin was "Peter Pare" ('55) 23 exotic deer in ]I'X from southern/Asia 24 drier than westt TX 29 TX George H. Itost bid for 2nd 30 poinsettias werre named for TX DOWN 4a I i i Poinsett 1 Happy, TX isi , M TX-singerFtoy (init.) "rherown , 9 [ i ! P-978 32 TXism:"you're King Fishers road- i ~ ..... [ I~Ir dancingin _ __ 2 ~l~rn~tzran 14 old sign: "This is ................ ~'51 ~l ................. ! ............ IlllW" ~ ............. "(in dang(er) ship ............................ at take the one" i52 i , ~ 35 in Atascosa Co, 34 El Paso-born Manila Bay 15 ex-senator Gramm ~: .......... i '~ ....... Ir on hwy. 16 ~53i singer Vikki 3 WWll book: "Texas 16 TXism:" the i mr 37 what Cowboy Nate 35 SMU's Berry was __ War" trail" (leaves i~ ~ wore at '93 Pro Bowl a Colt All- 4 TX RipTorn film: 17 some TX young'uns i j. 1 38 TX Willie wrote: 36 he shot Biiiy"ihe Kid "Cowboy" ('78) go to _- school ......... ~ " Walls" 37 hit for 34 across: 9 TXism: "between a 20 natural disasters that ~1 41 Houston hotel: "With Pen in ._ " rock and occur in TX 28 TXism: "it stands "Remington ................ 38 Killeen s Fort ......... place" (dilem-m--a) 22 TXism: "tha~'ll ____ to ......................... "(logical) Oak Park" 39 album of 34 across: 10 Hitzges or Sonju __ butter! (exciting) 29 golt ball holder 42 jet of Cowboy Jones ,--- Hombres 1t Texas has a lot of 24 tree fluid or fool , 30 this Fonda lived in 45 pay attention 40 Crockett's advice: ......... land farmers25 TX Dr. Red Duke's ' TX in "The Chase 48 produced by TX "Be sure __ 12 TXism: "dot the i's organization (abbr.) 33 TXism: "exciting A,J, Foyt or Cowboy dght then go ahead" and cross the " 26 "Oh Boy" was a __ as a fire at the "Bullet" Bob Hayes 42 ~ pray" 13 TX Jimmy Dean hadfor TX Buddy Holly __ office" 50 this Paul sang a 3 TRism: "got the gold ..................... with 27 San Angelo was 34 San Antonio street: tribute on TX --- down" (proof) "Big Bad John" ('61) named for this nun ........... Grant Willie's 60th birthday See Solution, page 4C