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Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press • October 6, 2010 1. Prepare grass for winter. Now is a good time to fertilize the lawn. Feeding now will help the roots through winter dormancy. Inspect and treat for brown patch, a disease common with cooling, moist weather conditions. Nine gardening ac00tivities00 for October ' ........... ...... 5. Plant snap dragons. These in garden areas plagued by , IT'S ABOUT wonderful, winter hardy flow- soil nematodes (a disaster to ii T :: ers should be planted nowfor tomatoes). a showy late winter and spring garden. They almost guarantee 8. Plant wildflowers. These a"Yard bfThe Month" sign in need to be planted in the fall. April. Other bedding plants to They will grow leaves and stems choose Ifrom are dianthus, vie- while the days are short dttfing the winter and will flower in the las, pallsies, stock and flower- 2. Plant fall-flowering your late winter and spring ing kale, and cabbage, spring as the days get longer. perennials. Look around season by planting a redbud, 9. Plant fall bulbs. For mountain laurel, orchid tree, 6. Harvest basil and make spring flowers, some of the and see what's blooming this flowering peach or pear, or a pesto. Also plant some best choices are daffodils, fall. Some good choices are Mexican plum. winter,hardy culinary herbs, grape muscari, tulips, jon- Mexican bush sage, pineapple Rosemary, oregano, parsle ci- quils, ranunculus, anemones, sage, Mexican mint marigold, 4. Plant a vegetable garden, lantro, age, thyme and chives hyacinths and narcissus. Copper Canyon daisy, and fall Now is the time for broccoli, love winter and can provide When planting, remember asters. Don't forget to check cauliflower, cabbage, and flesh cpt herbs for the kitchen, to add a little bonemeal to the root zone for some slow out fall blooming ornamen- brussels sprouts from trans- tal grasses. To.ps on my list plants. Easily grown from seed 7. Plmt winter grass seed. release organic nutrition. F 1 ] are coastal, bxg mumy, aria are collards, spinach, carrots, Ifyou laave a bare spotor Happy gardening everyone! • THANK YOU maiden grass, radishes, lettuce, mustard and would ike to get rid of a If you havea question for [i [ coUard greens, beets, Swiss muddy patch, sow some rye Chris, send it via email to SHEAR IMPRESSIONS 3. Plant a tree. Choose from chard, spinach, and turnips, grass or fescue. Rye grass can iathvme@yahoo.com. Or visit central Texas' great selection Garlic and shallots (multiply- also be planted in a vegetable ChrZs and his staffat It'sAbout [ " J " for the use of your parking lot during [ of native and adapted shade ing onions) can be planted garden area to provide green Thyme: 11726 Manchaca and ornamental trees. Plant now with short day onions compostin thespringand soil Road, Austin, TX78748SignlIJ Sundaymorningworship. I one of the many oaks or elms just around the corner in aeration. Elbon rye seed can up for his weekly newsletter at: for shade. Or add color to November.  als°beplanted°verwinter'www'itsab°utthyme'c°mLl' -7lttatjtttltJ n'gh " d d "ld" "hi 1 p 1 -w00re are les in s s ee F00re hero of the high wire, died the six÷and-a-half-minute stroll, and had walked the Eldorado AHUII Fis .peacefully in his sleep on ..... THIS EK IN Ivy was a ham at heart and Canyon wire 89 times over two "" . :.. Oct. 8, 1953 at the age of 87. :J!i enjoyed adding crowd-pleas- decade Why should he push " Slr RO ;:  ..... A CivilWar baby boomer ing wrinkles to his act. Some- his luck? 2  born in SanAntonio the times he straddled the wire But refused to to his i) . after Appomattox, Willie Ivy and casually munched on a grave without taking one last  waited until he was fttll-grown sandwich. On other occasions walk. With his snow-white hair U #| 2| ttau gte - five-foot-three and 110 he actually cooked pancakes blowing in the wind, he nimbly i. pounds - to leave home. The slender rope. and flipped the edible souve- navigated a wire as long as a :::' .............. : ... 12-year-old stayed in town and As a balloonist for the Army nits to his fans. footbaU field and 125 feet in d e:.,tI supported himself like most Signal Corps in the Spanish- The canyon crossing was the air. young nmaways, by peddling American War, Ivy was shot not always fun and games. The year was 1948 and Willie i.i.i: ; papers, down over enemy territory. The TO keep from disappointing a Ivy, aka"Ivy Baldwin," had just '% One day the newsboy experience was hardly harrow- large holiday throng, Ivy once mined 82.   II stopped to watch a tightrope ing for a civilian whose daily lost a race to a thunderstorm.  :::::' : walker stmt his stuff. Unim- . bread was a duel with death. Caught out on the wire by a BarteeHailewelcomesyour |:iiI ? pressed but inspired, the agile "I wouldn't say I was scared. It heavy downpour, he hung by comments, questions and sug: i ?. adolescent stretched a wire was like being in a hailstorm, his knees for 20 minutes until gestions at haile@pdq.net or ....... ?': :il;;iN ,,,,i across the San antonio river Damaged the balloon some the tempest passed, p,o. Box 152, Friendswood, TX For II11 W i |1' and executed "a perfect cross- but never touched me." Family and friends finadly 77549. And come on by www. hag" on his first try. On a postwar hike through talked Ivy into retiring in :1926. twith.comfor a visit! Many years later, Wdlie Colorado's scenic Eldorado recalled what happened next. Canyon, Ivy bragged he would '3. circus owner saw me walk have no trouble conquer- ud0ku and gave me a contract. Before ingthe G35-footwide chasm. Texas Crossword the season was over, I was the The idle boast turned into best performer and did seven the "world's highest tightrope i actsaday." walk" a00erhesoldtheowner and Sudoku sponsored by At 17 he joined the Baldwin on the idea. ., Brothers, a top-notch troupe A 7/8-inch steel cable was " of acrobats, high-wire artists soon in place setting the stage and parachute jumpers. Before for the fearless feat. The crowd-  [ C] i embarking.onthefirstofahalf ed canyon floor 582 feet below • , .I dozen trips around the world, was a sea of anxious faces with .: , he became one of the family all eyes on the starting point. by changing his name to Ivy At last Ivy appeared in his Baldwin. work clothes: short-sleeved :::iili :i: ,:i:, @6i? " .......... ii  iJ '; .............    .. .. iN: ,, .............. Paying customers in Japan white shirt, baggy pants, thick " ii i *,,, ®N"N ............. were promised a death-defying leather thigh protectors and ...... !.:: : ............ 1 ,.,:, ......... dive into anet from a 150-foot camel-hide shoes immune i [ :: ::::::N,):ii|N!g' | N,  ............ ::L,;:;: ............. ,i bamboo tower. Several exact- to moisture. Pickingup his  .,,::: i?:W " ing patrons, who had gone to 25-foot long balancing pole, he " !J:.NI i i the trouble of measuring the stepped out into space or so ................. ,'. structure, complained that Ivy it seemed to the mesmerized  N 1 planned on cheating them out multitude.  of 50 feet. He obliged by raising When Ivy reached the center ......... the column to the advertised of the cable, he leaned forward  , height and gave the nit-pickers and stood on his hea& The ...- , their yen's worth, Hismost spectacular stunt provoked Texas Lehigh jz . j "., avid fan in the land of the ris- thunderous applause and wild : . , ing sun was none other than whoops from the astonished  , the emperor, who personally spectators, which he acknowl- [I ..... " ' presented theforeigndaredevil Cement Co LLC -' t with a silk kimono. •  ....................... Ever mindful of the fact that the slightest mistake could See Solution, page 4C cripple or kill him, Ivy pre- pared for each performance ACROSS 47 TX Pilgrim's Pride 1 TXism:" yer ". .................................. fat, '  TEXAS ,,with aU the care of a mata- don" He tried to anticipate yellow chicken" • ................................. every conceivable contingency partner and dosey do" 5 CROSSWOR D but never allowed for a drunk 5 singer MeEntire 49 TX singer Fender on horseback. 6 TXism: "busy as 50 unrestrained party b .................... Iwwas halfway across the _ .tender on 51 once a Palestine FM by Charley & Guy Orb@on main street inWichita Falls, pay day" 52 "all in _ __ work" 7 ............................. Copydgh12010 by Orbison Bros, when an inebriated rider came 7 U,S, Rep. Sessions 53 TXism:" _ heartbeat" of nowhere and crashed (Dallas) 54 Galveston i3 ........................... I out into a helper holding a support 8 TX Keyes of "Gone 55 east of Winkler Co. it ................... []1 cable. The tightrope went slack i With the Wind" (init) 57 TXism:"don't give a causing the tinyTexan to plunge 19 between Buchanan hoot _ _ holler" 2 .... 75 feet onto a pile of bricks ! and Inks lakes breaking four ribs and an ankle. 112 TX Rayburn was, in 2 Three years later in 1890, Ivy Congress 48 gave up his gypsy existence for i I  j a permanent engagement at ?7 east of McCuliIh"C0, an amusement park in Denver, 20  Madre epa- 37 4 Colorado. Rising to ],500 feet rates Padre Island in a hot-air balloon, he did | from the mainlar=d 58 TXism: .......... 44 ..... high-altitude tri_c on a txa- 2 Oswald was arrested ___ it be" ; __ peze, hanging from the wicker : in "Texas ............................. " 59 org. for some basket and finished with a buildings for the TX teachers  heart-stopping routine on a Mavericks & Sprats TX Margo Jones,: DOWN ................ i "Dallas "' 1 Tow, TX's ". ..................... I  P-gee 29 nat, assn. torTX:  Harvest universitites (abIr.) Celebration" 15 TXism: "he could SEPTIC PUMPING • CLEANING • REPAIRS $0 TX-bom Martin fi:itm: 2 LBJ's mother out .............. six- COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL  " ............. of Faith" 3 TXism: "blind as legged bobcat" (fast) 39 the Matthews who Z" 0002 ,, state Parknear " 16 TXism:" beans" wrote"Interwoven" (512) 31 ,o.,o,o. 4 TXism:"as long as t8 Ranger-draft. pitcher 40 Shaquille I 32 TXism:" ms, ducks go ...... i.....: in '87, Robb went to h.s. in TX ' the front end of m footed" (forever) 19 nuclear deterrent in 41 reverse coloring John Deem" 9 TX Ross Perot's the Cold War (abbr.) 42 TX actor Cassidy & ::  36 this "lcky" was om old co.: Electronic 21 TXism: "dainty __.. TX ex-pitcher Lyons KTVT's "Slam B4ang ................ Systems a June bride" 33 ......... Paso 44 pig's pad Theater" 10 Civil War president 24 ex-Cowboy LB 34 Rangers league 46 former U.S. Senator 87 Travis Tdtt's "___ " 11 TX actress/singer Darrin (init.) ('93-'96) (abbr.) Yarborough (init.) : To Ella  Morse 25 nevertheless 35 Houston's birth 48 TXism: "smart Change" 12 "Meskin Band" Little 26 a Texan "no" state (abbr.) full of owls" 43 TX great basebmller Joe _  Familia 27 TXism: "as sure as 37 TXism:" high 49 TXism:"" to iSELLI00d00I ENTERPRISES,INC. Speaker 13 worm getters one & one yl time" middlin' " 45 GztatLtpe l; 14 ex-Cowboy FB 28 TXism: "looking 38 TX Roddenberry's 56 Oatmeal Festival's Serving the Hays Metro area, includingTravis, B/anco, tube Tommie ('90-'94) glass" "Star " - -Then race Bastrop, Williamson & surrounding counes. , ..... • SellmanSepticSemces ' www. .com I See Solution, page 4C + ÷ Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press • October 6, 2010 1. Prepare grass for winter. Now is a good time to fertilize the lawn. Feeding now will help the roots through winter dormancy. Inspect and treat for brown patch, a disease common with cooling, moist weather conditions. Nine gardening ac00tivities00 for October ' ........... ...... 5. Plant snap dragons. These in garden areas plagued by , IT'S ABOUT wonderful, winter hardy flow- soil nematodes (a disaster to ii T :: ers should be planted nowfor tomatoes). a showy late winter and spring garden. They almost guarantee 8. Plant wildflowers. These a"Yard bfThe Month" sign in need to be planted in the fall. April. Other bedding plants to They will grow leaves and stems choose Ifrom are dianthus, vie- while the days are short dttfing the winter and will flower in the las, pallsies, stock and flower- 2. Plant fall-flowering your late winter and spring ing kale, and cabbage, spring as the days get longer. perennials. Look around season by planting a redbud, 9. Plant fall bulbs. For mountain laurel, orchid tree, 6. Harvest basil and make spring flowers, some of the and see what's blooming this flowering peach or pear, or a pesto. Also plant some best choices are daffodils, fall. Some good choices are Mexican plum. winter,hardy culinary herbs, grape muscari, tulips, jon- Mexican bush sage, pineapple Rosemary, oregano, parsle ci- quils, ranunculus, anemones, sage, Mexican mint marigold, 4. Plant a vegetable garden, lantro, age, thyme and chives hyacinths and narcissus. Copper Canyon daisy, and fall Now is the time for broccoli, love winter and can provide When planting, remember asters. Don't forget to check cauliflower, cabbage, and flesh cpt herbs for the kitchen, to add a little bonemeal to the root zone for some slow out fall blooming ornamen- brussels sprouts from trans- tal grasses. To.ps on my list plants. Easily grown from seed 7. Plmt winter grass seed. release organic nutrition. F 1 ] are coastal, bxg mumy, aria are collards, spinach, carrots, Ifyou laave a bare spotor Happy gardening everyone! • THANK YOU maiden grass, radishes, lettuce, mustard and would ike to get rid of a If you havea question for [i [ coUard greens, beets, Swiss muddy patch, sow some rye Chris, send it via email to SHEAR IMPRESSIONS 3. Plant a tree. Choose from chard, spinach, and turnips, grass or fescue. Rye grass can iathvme@yahoo.com. Or visit central Texas' great selection Garlic and shallots (multiply- also be planted in a vegetable ChrZs and his staffat It'sAbout [ " J " for the use of your parking lot during [ of native and adapted shade ing onions) can be planted garden area to provide green Thyme: 11726 Manchaca and ornamental trees. Plant now with short day onions compostin thespringand soil Road, Austin, TX78748SignlIJ Sundaymorningworship. I one of the many oaks or elms just around the corner in aeration. Elbon rye seed can up for his weekly newsletter at: for shade. Or add color to November.  als°beplanted°verwinter'www'itsab°utthyme'c°mLl' -7lttatjtttltJ n'gh " d d "ld" "hi 1 p 1 -w00re are les in s s ee F00re hero of the high wire, died the six÷and-a-half-minute stroll, and had walked the Eldorado AHUII Fis .peacefully in his sleep on ..... THIS EK IN Ivy was a ham at heart and Canyon wire 89 times over two "" . :.. Oct. 8, 1953 at the age of 87. :J!i enjoyed adding crowd-pleas- decade Why should he push " Slr RO ;:  ..... A CivilWar baby boomer ing wrinkles to his act. Some- his luck? 2  born in SanAntonio the times he straddled the wire But refused to to his i) . after Appomattox, Willie Ivy and casually munched on a grave without taking one last  waited until he was fttll-grown sandwich. On other occasions walk. With his snow-white hair U #| 2| ttau gte - five-foot-three and 110 he actually cooked pancakes blowing in the wind, he nimbly i. pounds - to leave home. The slender rope. and flipped the edible souve- navigated a wire as long as a :::' .............. : ... 12-year-old stayed in town and As a balloonist for the Army nits to his fans. footbaU field and 125 feet in d e:.,tI supported himself like most Signal Corps in the Spanish- The canyon crossing was the air. young nmaways, by peddling American War, Ivy was shot not always fun and games. The year was 1948 and Willie i.i.i: ; papers, down over enemy territory. The TO keep from disappointing a Ivy, aka"Ivy Baldwin," had just '% One day the newsboy experience was hardly harrow- large holiday throng, Ivy once mined 82.   II stopped to watch a tightrope ing for a civilian whose daily lost a race to a thunderstorm.  :::::' : walker stmt his stuff. Unim- . bread was a duel with death. Caught out on the wire by a BarteeHailewelcomesyour |:iiI ? pressed but inspired, the agile "I wouldn't say I was scared. It heavy downpour, he hung by comments, questions and sug: i ?. adolescent stretched a wire was like being in a hailstorm, his knees for 20 minutes until gestions at haile@pdq.net or ....... ?': :il;;iN ,,,,i across the San antonio river Damaged the balloon some the tempest passed, p,o. Box 152, Friendswood, TX For II11 W i |1' and executed "a perfect cross- but never touched me." Family and friends finadly 77549. And come on by www. hag" on his first try. On a postwar hike through talked Ivy into retiring in :1926. twith.comfor a visit! Many years later, Wdlie Colorado's scenic Eldorado recalled what happened next. Canyon, Ivy bragged he would '3. circus owner saw me walk have no trouble conquer- ud0ku and gave me a contract. Before ingthe G35-footwide chasm. Texas Crossword the season was over, I was the The idle boast turned into best performer and did seven the "world's highest tightrope i actsaday." walk" a00erhesoldtheowner and Sudoku sponsored by At 17 he joined the Baldwin on the idea. ., Brothers, a top-notch troupe A 7/8-inch steel cable was " of acrobats, high-wire artists soon in place setting the stage and parachute jumpers. Before for the fearless feat. The crowd-  [ C] i embarking.onthefirstofahalf ed canyon floor 582 feet below • , .I dozen trips around the world, was a sea of anxious faces with .: , he became one of the family all eyes on the starting point. by changing his name to Ivy At last Ivy appeared in his Baldwin. work clothes: short-sleeved :::iili :i: ,:i:, @6i? " .......... ii  iJ '; .............    .. .. iN: ,, .............. Paying customers in Japan white shirt, baggy pants, thick " ii i *,,, ®N"N ............. were promised a death-defying leather thigh protectors and ...... !.:: : ............ 1 ,.,:, ......... dive into anet from a 150-foot camel-hide shoes immune i [ :: ::::::N,):ii|N!g' | N,  ............ ::L,;:;: ............. ,i bamboo tower. Several exact- to moisture. Pickingup his  .,,::: i?:W " ing patrons, who had gone to 25-foot long balancing pole, he " !J:.NI i i the trouble of measuring the stepped out into space or so ................. ,'. structure, complained that Ivy it seemed to the mesmerized  N 1 planned on cheating them out multitude.  of 50 feet. He obliged by raising When Ivy reached the center ......... the column to the advertised of the cable, he leaned forward  , height and gave the nit-pickers and stood on his hea& The ...- , their yen's worth, Hismost spectacular stunt provoked Texas Lehigh jz . j "., avid fan in the land of the ris- thunderous applause and wild : . , ing sun was none other than whoops from the astonished  , the emperor, who personally spectators, which he acknowl- [I ..... " ' presented theforeigndaredevil Cement Co LLC -' t with a silk kimono. •  ....................... Ever mindful of the fact that the slightest mistake could See Solution, page 4C cripple or kill him, Ivy pre- pared for each performance ACROSS 47 TX Pilgrim's Pride 1 TXism:" yer ". .................................. fat, '  TEXAS ,,with aU the care of a mata- don" He tried to anticipate yellow chicken" • ................................. every conceivable contingency partner and dosey do" 5 CROSSWOR D but never allowed for a drunk 5 singer MeEntire 49 TX singer Fender on horseback. 6 TXism: "busy as 50 unrestrained party b .................... Iwwas halfway across the _ .tender on 51 once a Palestine FM by Charley & Guy Orb@on main street inWichita Falls, pay day" 52 "all in _ __ work" 7 ............................. Copydgh12010 by Orbison Bros, when an inebriated rider came 7 U,S, Rep. Sessions 53 TXism:" _ heartbeat" of nowhere and crashed (Dallas) 54 Galveston i3 ........................... I out into a helper holding a support 8 TX Keyes of "Gone 55 east of Winkler Co. it ................... []1 cable. The tightrope went slack i With the Wind" (init) 57 TXism:"don't give a causing the tinyTexan to plunge 19 between Buchanan hoot _ _ holler" 2 .... 75 feet onto a pile of bricks ! and Inks lakes breaking four ribs and an ankle. 112 TX Rayburn was, in 2 Three years later in 1890, Ivy Congress 48 gave up his gypsy existence for i I  j a permanent engagement at ?7 east of McCuliIh"C0, an amusement park in Denver, 20  Madre epa- 37 4 Colorado. Rising to ],500 feet rates Padre Island in a hot-air balloon, he did | from the mainlar=d 58 TXism: .......... 44 ..... high-altitude tri_c on a txa- 2 Oswald was arrested ___ it be" ; __ peze, hanging from the wicker : in "Texas ............................. " 59 org. for some basket and finished with a buildings for the TX teachers  heart-stopping routine on a Mavericks & Sprats TX Margo Jones,: DOWN ................ i "Dallas "' 1 Tow, TX's ". ..................... I  P-gee 29 nat, assn. torTX:  Harvest universitites (abIr.) Celebration" 15 TXism: "he could SEPTIC PUMPING • CLEANING • REPAIRS $0 TX-bom Martin fi:itm: 2 LBJ's mother out .............. six- COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL  " ............. of Faith" 3 TXism: "blind as legged bobcat" (fast) 39 the Matthews who Z" 0002 ,, state Parknear " 16 TXism:" beans" wrote"Interwoven" (512) 31 ,o.,o,o. 4 TXism:"as long as t8 Ranger-draft. pitcher 40 Shaquille I 32 TXism:" ms, ducks go ...... i.....: in '87, Robb went to h.s. in TX ' the front end of m footed" (forever) 19 nuclear deterrent in 41 reverse coloring John Deem" 9 TX Ross Perot's the Cold War (abbr.) 42 TX actor Cassidy & ::  36 this "lcky" was om old co.: Electronic 21 TXism: "dainty __.. TX ex-pitcher Lyons KTVT's "Slam B4ang ................ Systems a June bride" 33 ......... Paso 44 pig's pad Theater" 10 Civil War president 24 ex-Cowboy LB 34 Rangers league 46 former U.S. Senator 87 Travis Tdtt's "___ " 11 TX actress/singer Darrin (init.) ('93-'96) (abbr.) Yarborough (init.) : To Ella  Morse 25 nevertheless 35 Houston's birth 48 TXism: "smart Change" 12 "Meskin Band" Little 26 a Texan "no" state (abbr.) full of owls" 43 TX great basebmller Joe _  Familia 27 TXism: "as sure as 37 TXism:" high 49 TXism:"" to iSELLI00d00I ENTERPRISES,INC. Speaker 13 worm getters one & one yl time" middlin' " 45 GztatLtpe l; 14 ex-Cowboy FB 28 TXism: "looking 38 TX Roddenberry's 56 Oatmeal Festival's Serving the Hays Metro area, includingTravis, B/anco, tube Tommie ('90-'94) glass" "Star " - -Then race Bastrop, Williamson & surrounding counes. , ..... • SellmanSepticSemces ' www. .com I See Solution, page 4C + ÷ Page 2C NEIGHBORS Hays Free Press • October 6, 2010 Nine gardening activities for October your late winter and spring season by planting a redbud, mountain laurel, orchid tree, flowering peach or pear, or a Mexican pinm. 4. Plant a vegetable garden. Now is the time for broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and brussels sprouts from trans- plants. Easily grown from seed are collards, spinach, carrots, radishes, lettuce, mustard and collard greens, beets, Swiss chard, spinach, and turnips. Garlic and shallots (multiply- ing onions) can be planted now with short day onions just around the comer in November• l. Prepare grass for winter. Now is a good rime to fertilize the lawn. Feeding now will help the roots through winter dormancy. Inspect and treat for brown patch, a disease common with cooling, moist 2. Plant fall-flowering perennials. Look around and see what's blooming this fall. Some good choices are Mexican bush sage, pineapple sage, Mexican mint marigold, Copper Canyon daisy, and fall asters. Don't forget to check out fall blooming ornamen- tal glasses. Tops on my list are coastal, big muhly, and maiden grass. 3. Plant a tree. Choose from central Texas' great selection of native and adapted shade and ornamental trees. Plant one of the many oaks or elms for shade. Oradd cofor to 5. Pldnt snap dragons. These wonderful, winter bardy fiow- el shofld be planted now for a showylate winter and spring garden. They almost guarantee a "Yard Of The Month" sign in April. Other bedding plants to choose om are dianthus, vio- las, pansies, stock and flower- teg kale, and cabbage. / 6. Harvest basil and make pesin. Also plant some winter-hardy culinary herbs. Bosem,ag, oregano, parsley, ci- lanrto, age, thyme and chives love wfliter mad can provide fresh cut herbs for the kitchen. in garden areas plagued by soil nematodes (a disaster to tomatoes). 8, Plant wBinw.These need to be planted in the fall. Th wgl leaves and stems 'e theaare short during the winter and will flower in the spring as the days get longer. 9. Plato fall bulbs. For sprintg flowers, some of the best choices are daffodils, gm e muscari, tulips, jon- qt' , ranunculus, anemones, h cinths and narcissus. Pen planting, remember to add a little bonemeal to the root zone for some slow 7.P lmstt winter grass seed. If you lkave a bare spot or would like to get rid of a muddy patch, sow some rye grass or fescue. Rye grass can also be planted in a vagetable garden alea to provide green compost in the spring and soil aeration. Elbon rye seed can also be planted over winter release organfo nutrition. " Happy gardening everyone! l¢ If you have a question for Chris, send it via email to iathae@yahoo.com. Or visit Chris and his staff at It's Aflout Thyme: 11726 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78748 Sign up for his weekly newsletter at: • www.itsaboutteyme.corn High-wire daredevil i dies in his sleep THANK YOU ] SHEAR IMPRESSIONS | fortheuseofyourparkinglotduring [ Sunday morning worship. I - 73,, sat,, =/;Jit J vy Baldwin, world famous I hem of the lfigh ,,fire, died JLpeaceinlly in his sleep on Oct. 8,1953 at the age of 87. A Civil War baby b up mer bum in San Antonio the year after Appomattox, Willie Ivy waited until he was foil-grown - Bye-foot three and llO pounds - to leave home. The 12-year-old stayed in town and supported himself like most young runaways, by peddling papers• One day the newsboy stopped to watch a tightrope walker strut his stuff. Otdm- pressed but inspired, the agile adolescent stretched a wire across the Sail AlltOdiO Pdver and executed "a perfect cross- ing" on his first tl Many years later, Willie recalled what happened next. '?t circus owner saw me walk and gave me a contract. Before the season was over, I was the best performer and did seven acts a day." At 17 he joined the Baldwin Brothers, a top-notch troupe of acrobats, high- wire artists and parachute jumpers. Before embarkingon the first of a half dozen trips around tile world, he became one of the family by changfog his name to Ivy Baldwin. Paying customers in Japan were promised a death-defying dive into a net from a 150-foot bamboo tower. Several exact- ing patrons, who had gone to the trouble of meastning the stmcntre, complained that Ivy planned on cheating them out of 50 feet. He obliged by raising the column to the advertised height and gave the nit-pickers their yen's worth. His most avid fan in the land of the ris- ing sun was none other than the emperor, who personally presented the foreign daredevil with a silk kimono. Ever mindful of the fact that the slightest mistake could cripple or kill him, Ivy pre- pared for each performance "with all the care ofa mata- dor." He tried to anticipate every conceivable cOnlgen but never allowed for a drunk on horseback. Ivy was halfway across the main street in Wichita Falls, when an inebriated rider came out of nowhere and crashed THIS WEEK IN slender rope. As a balfoonist for the Army Signal Corps in the Spanish- American War, Ivy was shot down over enemy territory. The experience was hardly harrow- ing for a civigan whose daily bread was a duelwith death. "l wouldn't say I was scared. It was like being in a hailstorm. Damaged the balloon some but never touched me." On a postwar hike through Colorado's scenic Eldoredo Canyon, Ivy bragged he would have no trouble conquer- ing the 5-font wide chasm. The idle boast turned into the "world's highest tightrope walk" after he sold the owner on the ide A 7/8-tech steel cable was soon in place setting the stage for the fearless feat. The crowd- ed canyon Boor 582 feet below was a sea of anxious faces with all eyes on the starting point. At last Ivy appeared in Ms work clothes: short-sleeved white shirt, hag, pants, thick leather thigh protectors and camel-hide shoes immune to moisture. Piclng up his 25- foot long bdlancip pole, he stepped out into space orso it seemed to the memlerized mnifitude. When Isy reached the center of the cable, he leaned forward and stood on his head. The spectalar stunt provoked thunderous spphme andwild whoops from the astonished spectators, which he acknowi- into a helper holding a support cable. The tightrope went slack 10 1 ) s: 40 e r:l s causing the Bny Texan to plunge ][[ 75 feet onto a pile of brioks brealdng four ribs and an ankle. Three years later in 1890, Ivy gave up his gypsy existence for a permanent engagement at an amusement park in Denver, Colorado. Rising to 1,500 feet in a hot-air halfoon, he did high-altitude tricks on a tra peze, hanging from the wicker basket and finished with a heart-stopping routine on a SEPTIC PUMPING " CLEANING • REPAIRS COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL (512) 312-0002 edged before calmly completing the six-and-a-half-minute stroll. Ivy was a ham at heart and enjoyed adding erowd-pleas- teg wrinkles to his act. Some- times he sWaddled the wire and casually munched on a sandwidx On other occasions he actually cooked pancakes and flipped the edible souve nits to his fatls. The canyon crossing was not always tim and games. To keep from disappointing a liege holiday throng, Ivy once ost a race to a thunderstorm. Caught out on the wire by a heavy downpouB he hang by his knees for 20 minutes until the tempest passed. Family and iends finadly talked Ivyinto retiring in 1926. He was, after all, 60 years old and had walked the Eldorado Canyon wire 89 times over two decades. Why should he push his luck? But IW refused to go to his grave without taking one last walk_ With his snow-white hair blowing in the wind, he nimbly navigated a wire as long as a football field and 125 feet in the air. The year was 1948 and Willie Ivy,, aka "Ivy Baldwin," had j ust turned 82. Bartee Haile welcomes your comments, questions and sug- gestions at hade@pdq.net or PO. Box 152, Friendsumod, TX 77549. Atld come on by www. twith.com for a visit! Texas Crossword ' and Sudoku sponsored by Sud0ku Texas Lehigh Cement Co., LLC s Sohtlo., p,g 4C ACROSS 47 TX Pilgrim's Pride t TXLt:" yer " ..... fat, palmer and dosey do" ylow chicken" 5 singer MoEntire 49 TX singer Fender 6 TXISm: "busy as 50 unrestrained party _ tender on pay day = 52 "all in 7 US Rep, Sessions 53 TXism:" _ heareaP (Dallas) 8 TX Keyes of "Goe 55 east of Winkler Co. 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