News Chronicle February 8th 1941

2 Saturday NEWS CHRONICLE February 8,1941[2] d r w u i d f CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS Each advertisement Is Inserted In one-half or the oiroulation of the Southern Edition of the News Chronicle. Equal area distribution la ensured meohanioally. e SITUATIONS VACANT—MEN AUSTIN JlE iD Ltd. require bfc{>poiie bj'es- raf» ajil fillers.. fxperiwiced in uniform for their service brancuu in variou6 parts of the fountxy. Apply by letter, ttatim? age, exp(-r.ence aud salary required, or per­sonally to the fctAtf Manager, Austin Iked Ltd.. 12. Rod Liou-sq.. W .C.l. BAKE RS.— Cnibnall’s Bakeries require li.u:o\v Salesmen between 40-50 or Army exempt Men for all West Middlesex district* >a*.¦ Mordeu and Battersea wage? £310s. and i.immu.v.on with an earning capacity of £4 5s. .mmccLutely. Call or write. -Springfiold-rd., ll.iyfs Bruise, Hayes. Middlesex. TJOA T Builders, Shipwrights and Ship*’ 13 Joiners wanted immediately for work of V*io:ia! Im pj.unce. Stale age and expert* <..t -\oB.. ii\ urs>t, lewkesbury. IjiO O T Repairs.— Bencii lland wanted at JL> once part-time would do. Apply 22, J..*rum-rtf., New Barnet. BOOT K<ipairs.— Seatsmen wanted, ladles’ I'siit long soloing. li. F.. 38, Janxes-st., O'.fiird Wit., .l.B O \(14 to 16) as Cyclist Messenger: wagea '27/630/-. Si‘iic:iors’ and General Type-\ :iy Co., 3. Xew-square, Lincoln’s inn, V .C .2. B<>\ wante.i tor warehouse. Apply Jamei W .Carr &t:o., Ltd., 26-27. Budge-row. < « non-st.. E.C.4. ¦ >oVS warned, age 14-15. “Dally Sketch," 1 5 2'JO. trlay’s Inn-ril.. W .C.l. TiOV.s and iiirls for ollico and factory work: engineers, Westminster. Write Box P Iv)t7. isc.\\Chronicle, K.C.4. t o il.i,» LOSE Spray I’aiuler. some lininc ex-/ perlen«:e. capable of taking charge of small t iu,i gcod permanent position to right man V.w D district. Write liox P 1723. New.-. mc!c, E.C.4. 'liC LIST Mc.-sengcr wanted: good wages /paid. Apply .N.A..P 3rd Floor, 2, .itre Court, E.C.4. D iGGKKS for burial work South London £3 15s. per week permanent Job, suitable applicants. Applv, stating aged experience, to Box 30, W. H .Bolton, Ltd.. 150. Southampton-row. W .C.l. J ELDERLY Man required for office to make Id hlm.self generally useful: work lift doS iiii? sleep on premises deep shelter b?se- ir- rv t waces-.£3. Howe. 11. Pali Mall,S.W •EXCEPTIONAL opportunity for ca.pabl« Man to fill vacancy In Sales Department of old-established firm handling building trade specialities. Write. age. sa.ary r-od., and details of previous experience, to Box P 1681, Nows Chronicle. E.C.4. I M R E Watchors read.. 6 nights good refer- e 'ces. Apply British Central 8-9, Car- lis.*-.«t.. W .l. .,,1 7<U It Cutters required for coats. Apply J. 1 Goff it Co.. Ltd.. 21-22, Bartholomew- close, .CE .l.T JOCKEY Stick and Cricket Bat, also X X Handle Makers, wanted for regular work.\ juila, C'lapshaw &Salmon, Chasc-rd., Old 6«iUf iigaie. JOINERY Machinist, good all-round, reqd. immediately permanent Government o 10 u-ts. *27, Elm-rd., Kingston. Phone Kingston 2231. LAD.S wanted by photographic Press agency opportunity to learn printing. Writ© Box( ,0149 Niws Chronicle, E.C.4. J KATHER Cutters (CltcKers*, used to hide 1.4 work, required at ouce by S. Clarke &¦¦Ltd.. 34. IJowlin# Greon-lane. E .C.l. I EATHER Cutters.— Cutters urgently re- j qnlred for cutting- leather Jerkins t. men t work best wages paid: work In a Safe Area. Apply M. Belmont &Co., Ltd., Mjito:. Miilg. Cross-st. MacciesfleltL Chee. MAN wanted to take cnargo of a depart- ineiLt sound knowledge of tungsten car- b tools n e c tar y progressive position for man with the right experience. Write full iia^' <i >ge, experience and salary -t-ide- B'*\ I1 1703, Nows Chronicle. E.C.4. N-IGHT PORTER wanted for modern block of flats, one minute from Baker Street: i«>nal duties good hours should be over ixt:litary^a^e. Writo Box P 1743. News Ohron- O t”r JOE *Boy w ante din Auctioneers City "fiice one with previous experience pre-f- rod. Apply 4 b , Gresham-St., E.C.2. PACKER, experienced and quick worker m»i»t he exempt from military service. Write Box P 1721, News Chronicle. E.C.4. 1 >1AN0S. —Wanted, Grand Fitters Up, Po.ishers and Finish©**: stale age. Apply•• upf' Pianos Ltd., Long Eaton, nx. N.ri.Hgbam. P Or.tSHFJl and CabinetMakers high-class v ‘prodni:tion^ safe area permanency. &Son, New-st. Cabinet Works. Ipswich PORTERS required inunt-diately. Apply 58. Kingly-st., W P.l. ItE£SE.RS for shirts and body linen urgently r qaLred. Apply Pier Housa Laun^rv, Stranii-on-tne-G-rccn, Chiswick. W.4. ROOF Spotter, experienced, required for workday Wembley district good wages ana coudiiioiis. Write, stating age, full partlcu- ’aj* and wages required. Box P 1621, News Chronicie, E.C 4. r lii ME KEEPi: H reqd, by W.E. building X Arm er.figed <iOvernmeat contracts temporary.•• ffi- .’ .iy in Dorking area perm. t-osi if 3itasX... t.iy .W-rite, stating age, sal. uni] vxp. and p<vs: ^mpioyerg (these details e.'seriliiL to B *xV 16S3,News Chrondcle.E.C.4 VAN Si.lti-m...i r <.ia. red tor Loudon Oistiiot musty tv -i&a Irom military service K C'-’O iv o s p s 'Ax p ply Surrey Sterildzed Milk •‘..d .s:¦h: auvpd-st.. S.W.8. U r A NT-Li > . ."tputy Working Foreman for Ooner-T S>r duties include accurate<•' -vcvir.vr r-.. aing of goods received in v o^<>re:, is wck as other general work j-’iist lx mmt.ary age or exempt from .-••vice iiours 46 per week wages 15s. i- ¦*rs 5s. war bonus. Write Box i* 1747 wis Chrouiclc, E.C.4. W A.>H! ir tor commercial vehiclee: nlgkt w m / who can make nlmBelf geu.rai.y useful preferred over military age g.od wig-s S.W. London district. Write d .:''s Box P 1715. News Chronicle, E.C.4. \17 ASHHOCfSE Men urgenly required. t » Ai.-p'y Pier House Laundry. 8trand-on- vt:• Chiswick, W.4. \ 171VJ‘OW Cleaner £4 to £5 being TT i.ned. A tloa, 96, Islington High-at., IN. SITUATiONS W ANTED—MEN !N Maker, Coach Builder, dee. change: uc area. pref. aged 31. Write Box News Chronicle, E.C.4. c oi i r:u staff.-ed O. «Crazy People By A.T. BORTHWICK The Man Who Talked Too Much WARNER (A) TF two warders had not •been-* ardent amateur gardeners their conversational dallying over an urgent telephone call would not have sent an innocent young man to the electric chair :and the desperately repentant assistant district attorney who had secured his conviction would not (1) have upchucked his job to become an honest defence lawyer nor, headed thence for bankruptcy, would he (2) have deserted honesty to act as a racketeer’s “mouthpiece.” Perhaps: but this film is avery synthetic challenge to our emotions, and fiercely melo­dramatic situations had to be worked up somehow. You may not believe in the thrills, but the suspense is con­veyed efficiently and one takes an interest in watching the emer­gence of one little melodramatic trick after another-—especially as it is all warmed up with inci­dental humour. George Brent plays the lawyer, so consistently lucky in getting off notorious characters that you might have thought juries would suspect him at sight. Virginia Bruce is the nice sec­retary who would rather have the lawyer honest but never will desert him anyway. And then, as the square-faced little chief crook, suave but merciless, we have, as a surprise, the once heroic Richard Barthelmess. Henry Armetta, amusing as a loquacious and grateful foreigner, brings the last iaugh when, upturn­ing with alternative floral tributes, he presents the honest lawyer, by mistake, with the“ Requiescat In Pace ”wreath he has prepared case.”“in Public Deb. No. 1 DOMINION (U )/")NE of the mysteries here for ^ordinary cinema-goers is the importance attached to the ap­pearance as herself of a stocky iittle woman named Elsa Max­well. In America, one gathers, she is famous as a sort of pro­fessional hostess, but such gifts as she discloses in the picture fail to establish her claims as a film star. Elsa Maxwell apart, it is a Virginia Bruce and. George Brent in “The Man Who Talked Too Much "lively show about a soup king’s heiress'who is lured into Com­munist activities and is publicly spanked by George Murphy. They dance. Brenda Joyce gives the heroine of this cheerful nonsense an in­teresting touch of character. Dulcy EMPIRE (U) ANN SOTHERN plays a scatterbrained girl whose weakness for helping people lands them in all sorts of em­barrassment. Miss Sothern carries off amiable irresponsibility ex­tremely well,and, as the film is highly polished and opulently set, it makes acceptably amusing entertainment. Old Bill and Son NEW GALLERY (U) (~)LD BILL, of course, is v cartoonist Bairnsfather’s character. Morland Graham brings him convincingly to life as a Cockney taxi-driver who joins up with the Pioneers. John Mills plays his soldier son, Mary Clare his wife, and Rene Ray a girl in the A.T.S. Renee Houston as a variety artist determined upon entertain­ing the troops is worth half a dozen of Hollywood charmers, however you consider her. Her gay contribution to these rather dated and obvious proceedings affords a refreshing interlude. HAPPY INTERLUDE By J. F. Horrabin Grand National Winner Is Out Today Captain Heath’s RACING NOTES B OGSKAR, winner of last year’s Grand National, is to reappear on a racecourse in the Optional Selling Chase at Worcester today. Red Bower, who was expected to oppose him, has not been sent and the opposition is not very formidable. Jovial Judge and Tweedledee II. may give Bogskax most trouble. Golden Knight, Schubert Poland Ploum seem to have the best prospects in the River Chase, and I favour the first-named, who has no doubt improved since winning at Nottingham last month. SELECTIONS UNO Tweedledee II Golden Knight Gingko (Nap) Brave Mio CAPT. HEATH 1.0— B irihiaw 1.30— Bogskar 2.0— Golden Knight (Book) 2.30— Gingko 3.0— Alibi 3.30— Brave Mio (Nap) Places (Capt Heath ):1.0, M or Trouble 1.30. Jovial Judge 2.0, Pol Ploum .Capt Heath’s Double: Golden Knight and Brave Mic. U no’s Double: Golden Knight and Gingko. Bookworm’s Three: 1.0, B irthla w 2.0, Schubert 3.0, Alibi (nap). The Picquet’s Best Birth laT <(1,0), next best Alibi (3.0). Brave Mic, who was a clever win­ner from Perfect Freedom and Apogee at Taunton, will take a lot of beating in the Droitwich Chase. The following horses are wired to us as fancied by stable corre­spondents :Lam bonrn.--Zahra (1.0), Tweedledee n (1.30), Golden Knight (2.0), M enton (2.30), Bacardi (3.0), Apogee (3.30). i New market.— M iran o (1.0), Wolverine (2.30), Foreign Legion (3.0). W roughton.— Alibi (3.0). W antage.— Brave Mic (3.30). BALD OYLE (IRISH )SELECTIONS.— 245: Walters Pride. 3.1o: Phantom Third. 3.45: Oak Boy. 4.15: Pulcher pa(n ).4.45: Doom Kop. 5.10: Knock* nagoran. Tote Double: Pulcher and Doom Kop. Public schools seven-a-side Rugby tournament spo son bred y R osslyn Park will take p lac eat the Old Deer Park .Rich mon d,on April 8 and 9. New Z e a land Rugby team will meet G lou c e ste rat Kings h o lm on March 29. GREYHOUND SELECTIONS— By Palatinus CAT FORD.— 3.0: Silent Dom, Carefree Wanderer (next best). 3.15: Causeway Lion, Lady Reynell. 3.50: A della, Scawby Annabel. 345: Beoley Adsum ,Smart Cuff. 4.0: Ethelw yn (nap), Fire Night. 4.15: Monroe Silver, April Flower. 4.30: Sylvia of W aterhall, Engine Buffer. 4.45: A rthet, Launceston Pierette. CLAPTON .—3.0: Woolleys Finis. Golden K ilg anny .3.15: Beef Guide, K ilcock Boy. 3.30: Bezel, B uttsbury Belle. 3.45: Silver Moonshine, True Guide II. 4.0: Rochester Fancy (nap ),Gigolo. 4.15: Pennsylvania, G ’silly Captain .4.30: D olm an Pride, Golden Satellite. 4.45: Dallas. Twisted Briar. NEW CROSS.— 3.0: Golden Michael. Chat. 3.12: Alwen Express, Leder. 3.24: Good Cheer (nap ),Sporting Mac. 3.36: Wilton Mick, Lord Valiant. 3.48: Make Off, Fancy Move. 4.0: Melting Candle. Loop Together. 4.12: Black Imp, Stain ­less William .4.24: T H Erin, Glen Kelso MAST FORD BRIDGE .—30: Pitcher Full, B rentford Lad. 3.12: W hyr Blase, Beoley Bob. 3.24: G.R .Asterisk, Noble Artist. Worcester Runners and Jockeys 1.0— BROAD WAY (S)H DCP. HURDLE. £70. 2m. 210 Chateau G o n tier (Hollow ell), 12-5 M illar 04)1 Eastern Realm (Beeby), li-3 Carey 000 Publicity (R ayson), 11-12 ....Burr y 010 R poe n dan t (Walling ton ),11-12 Isaac 312 Birth law CO Pig gott), 11-12 K Piggott 4f0 L au reat I I (Laurence). 11-10 Skevington 000 Praxiteles (Laurence), 11-10..---000 Speed Trap (GT c3d), 11-7 ..Spare* 220 W yn (Nigh tin gall), 11-6 ...........Magee 200 Pride of Loohiel (Nigh tin gall), 11-6 Redmond 000 Hun ton (Saxby), lfl- 4 ...............C Hook 000 Peace Disturber (G Todd). 11-4 R Mason 010 H erodote Bachelor (Rim ell). 11-1 Rim ell 000 Queen Wasp (D rlnk water), 11-0 Drinkw ater 000 P a ly kan a(W alw y n), 11-0 Nicholson 03 Z a h ra(T em plem an), 10-13 Thatcher 000 A vonian Laddie (J Hall), 10-12 M r Hunter 020 N ierstelner (Arm ),10-10....................... 000M ira no(T Leader), 10-10 ..Goodwin 000 R a k i (B Bullock), 10-8...........................030 Magic Pool (Private). 10-6...................024 Caravan Girl (Cowie), 1<M> ....---fOO M arvid (Cow le), 10-4........................... ro00 M or Trouble (Hudson). 10-0 Holllck 000 Silver Hare (McGTegor), 10-0 Dixon 040 T ockw ith (M cG regor), 10-0 How They May Bet: 3 B irthlaw ,7-2 Eastern Realm, 5 M or Trouble, 7 Wyn. 8 Z ahra. R epo ndant, 10 Laureat n , Herodote Bachelor, 100-8 otheTs. 1,30— OPTION A L(S )CHASE. £100. 2m. l f l Bogskar (Stalbridge), 12-7 ....Foley 000 C arnalea (Private), 12-3 Brown....E 221 Tweedledee I I(R Hobbs), 12-3 Wilson 003 The U p lifter (I Anthony ),11-0 Burford 200 Jovial Judge (T Leader), 11-0 Goodwill f4^ Novgorod (E lking ton), 10-0 ....B ls s lll 0 Araby Boy(D W illia ms), 10-7 T uraeu 0 B arty (Private), 10-7 ...........F Wren 002 Decorated (K ilp a trick ).10-7 ....Lay 040 H opyard (Ham ey), 10-0 ...........Hame 033 Celtic Rover (W int), 10-0 ..J Wan 010 Santiose (Gurney). 10-0 ....G urn e 3n3 Bachelor’s Hall (G w ilU m ),10-0» E Prici 224 O culto r (Rim ell). 10-0 ...........D Jonei How Th»y May Bet: 7-4 Bogskar, 6-i The TJplifter, 5 Tweedledee n , 7 Jovial Judge, 8 Ocultox, 100-8 others. 8 S antlck, 10 Black Brother, R ockqullla, 100-8 Carriganore, 100-7 others. 2.30— M ALVERN H DCP. HURDLE .£100. 3m. 210 Near Relation (Rim ell), 12-3 R lm ell 004 M enton (W alw y n), 11-13 ....Fe a k e 210s Gingko (VS myth ),11-11 ..RS myth 000 T arag ai(D William s), 11-2 D Jones fOO Jubilee Day (W N ig htin gall), Hl-0 Magee lfO Jonquil (Laurence), 11-0 Skevington 000 Claret (Goldsmith). 10-13 ....Gurney 000 Pucka Lad (Laurence), 10-11..---103 P o rtpatrick (Norris), 10-11 ....Isaac 02n Mrs Grundy (E Parker), 10-1 o™, BrownE 230 Wolverine (J payne ),10-9 ....Wilson 240 Broken HUl (D rinkw ater), 10-8 ___ * . _ ,Drink water 031 Irish Duke (Private), 10-8 aaa ™Mr Vlncenai 000 Flam (Pease). 10-7 ...............j Hogan 000 Carp (D William s), 10-4...............- ___ 004 Matador (C Pig gott), 10-4 K Pig gott ?,IueJ I enci 1 (J Hall)> M r Hunter 100 M arvid (Cowie), 10-0................... 0Op Light Cone (G Todd), 10-0 .’.Spares 300 Night Crier (P Doyle), 10-0 ..R Mason tlow M?y Bet: 2 Gingko ,7-2 M enton, 5 Wolverine, 6 Near Relation. 8 Broken Hill, 10 others. 3.0— A BB LEER Y H U RD LE. £100. 2m. 0 0 pSJjfflr/ fesr I1 #-sss o Bacardi (R Hobbs). 11-7____K insella 00 Klnst of Thrace (Hollow ell), 11-70 Cottonopolis (Beeby). 11-7 H K idnev Tem eraire (Roberts ^’l M...l i ic hoff i 000 Betty Jinks (Norris). 11-7...........Isaac fS Jim e .steP (J Anthony), 11-3. .Ru ttle 10 Snapdragon (T em plem an), 11-30£ cetate (McGregor) 11-s .T lV m xon .52 Ephorus (W alw yn), il- 3 ..............Peakes 300 Gay lou aid (G oulbourne), 11-300 D il-Bharah (J Hall), 11-3 ...*M °i^f 0 Foreign Legion (T Leader). 11-3000 Cralgsford (M cGregor), 11-3° 00Ilw lu£ S cl,ria <W Nigh tin gall). 11-3..Magee 000 Thakur-Saheb (G w illim ) 11-3..E Price 0 Sylphide (Cowie), 11-3 0 Distinction (Private), 11-3.. ..p Wren 023 M y Solace (Ham ey), 10-7...........Ham ey 5?Arti ? ette aS< *by>. 10-7...........C-Hoofe 000 Old Chums (W int) 10-7...........J Ward 0 0 Dark Pelette (Hudson), it>-7. .H olllck £ark K n l8h t (J Hall). 10-7.Mr Hunter 04f Itlver .d.(EW?ar illia ms), 10-7 E Williams 00 O k lah o m a Kid (Nigh tin gall), 10-73.36: A thgarv an Best, Family Doctor II. 3.48: Just and Honourable, G.R .Arch­ deacon. 40: G.R .Artificer, Fan Dancer. 4.12: G.R .Aspen, G.R .Agnostic 4.24: Fillet Steak, Peerless Chance. WALT HAM STOW .—2.30: M ullingar. McPhee. 2.46 BrilliantS andhills, BEast athurst. 3.2: Dew Molly, White Cedar. 3.18: Ebony Box, Minos. 3.34: K anzo M akam e, Painted Sliver. 3.50: Jungle Conquest, M o un tra th .4.6: Rochester Queen a(n pi, Delahaye. 422: Dispenser II, English Belle. WHITE CITY .—3.0: G.R .Bella, Toft- wood Mellow. 3.15: C halvington Trouble, Monkey Trick. 3.30: Furze Beam Pheas- a t,n Beoley Bounder. 3.45: H addenham G am bler, Professor A. 4.0: Drakes Maid. Harlow Miller. 4.15: Satin Beauty (nap), Rocking Horse. 4.30: G.R .Bolero Just Elevenpence. 4.45: G.R Artist Prince, Bubbles. REAO|NG .—2.30: Flying Editor. 2.45: ....»v ..n y I .3-30 Tin Whistle. 3.45: Treated Well. 4.0: Manley Mistake. 4.15: (nap). G oalm an RESULTS AT W EM B LEY.— 2.30: Bel- gray e Prince, 11-4 (Trap 6),1 W ootey’a Major, 6-1(2),231.53 2U lengths. Tote 8/9, Forecast 55/-.2.44: Poetic Boy, 13-2(3),1 Hector of W aterh all, 6-1(6).231.394>2. T. 16/-, F. 147/6. (Pilot I I non-runner.) 2.58: Fresh Number, 7-2(1)1 N azeing Ambitious, 7-2(2)2-31.14 short head. T. 9/3, F. 43/6312* Belgrade Beauty, 4-1(4),1 Apple Pipi l.5,1 si,11: 2- T -n/*-P- 16/6. (Ella Olympics non- runner.). 3 .ri: Train, 4-11(2),1 CRock allan ,7-2(3*229.98 l i 2. T. 3/-, F. 3/6.3.43: Ella ’s J |m« (3),1 April Burglar, 100-8(2), e .i 6- T-U /3 -P- 69/6.3.59: I "£8 ^r^ C6' (1)* l :Tenacity ®ob, 4-1(3:230.93 neck. T. 8/-, F 1. Grosvenor Ferdinand, 6-1 t! 13/3 P .8?2/« l M <5'-213°'39:6- England Should Win International A J1 the England players have a c ­ce p ted the invitations to play a g a inst Scotland a Newt castle This inter nation alto help the Red Cross fund thesis outs tan ding fe a tu re° tor day’s game s.It is hoped to raise about £1,500. A great game is assured with England as prob able winners (write s Charles B u chan ).International Match.— E ng land v. Scot­land (at Newcastle, 3.0) London Cup (Seotion A ).—A ldershot v. Q .P.R .(3.0), B rentford v. F u lh a m (3.0), Palace v. Chelsea (3.0). Seotion B.— Arsenal v. Orient (3.0), Reading v. Mill- wall (3.0), W.Ham v.T ottenham (3.15). Football League (Sou th).— Boscombe v. Southend (3.0), Portsmouth v. South amp­ ton (3.0), W atford v. Brighton (3.15). South Regional League.—C ardiff O. v. BTistol City (3.0). Midland Cup (Semi-final.)— Leicester City v Lincoln City (3.0). Second Roundt W alsall v. W .B.A. (3.0). Lancashire Cup— (Second Round ).—New Brighton v. Chester. Football League War Cup— (Preliminary Round ).—Blackpool v. Stockport County. Bolton v. Bradford City, Crewe A v S outhport, Sheffield Wed. v. York City (atS cunthorpe). North Regional League.—B lack burn v. ,Halifax B urnley v. Bury, Liverpool v. Everton, M iddlesbrough v. Newcastle, O ldh am Av. Manchester City, Preston N.E.v. Sheffield U td.. Doncaster v. R otherham .Scottish League.— A irdrie v. F alkirk, Celtic v. Partick, muD barton v, Albion R ,Hearts v. Ham iltotfr^M orton v. Clyde, Mother w ay.e Hiberaia-n. R a tee r *r, tK®£L8 Park- T*M*4, L a ^ark v. St. Your App les Should Marry By ALBERT GURIE 1 WELL remember a stand­ard rose tree in a neigh­ bour’s front garden being an object of special interest, merely because it produced blooms of two distinct colours, in this case a deep red and a flesh pink. Inadvertently, the nurseryman had grafted two varieties onto the same briar stock. Something on similar lines, but by design and not accident, is being done with varieties of apples, the object being to over­come the troublesome question of the pollination of self-sterile varieties. You probably know that if you planted a Cox’s Orange Pippin where there were no suitable varieties nearby to pollinate it, the tree would bloom but there would be few or no apples. But we hear now of fertile Cox’s Orange trees, and the explanation of this is that a branch of the variety James Grieve—avery suitable partner for the marriage—is grafted onto the stock in addition to the Cox’s Orange, with the result that there are two varieties on one tree. PARSNIPS, OLD AND NEW This should prove a boon to those who fancy this delicious dessert variety and have room for growing only one apple tree, as the question of planting a com­panion variety does not now arise. It would be Interesting to extend the idea yourself to other varieties, especially if you like to ado little experimenting. To do this, you should cut some shoots from the chosen varieties whiile the apple trees are still dormant. Each shoot should have at least four dormant buds, and will constitute the scion for graft­ing in spring. Nothing more need be done just now, except to inlay the undershoots a wall or similar place with a northerly aspect, to delay de­velopment of the buds. Last year’s parsnips instill the ground are beginning to produce new leaves, which is a sign that1 W ycombe, Redford Sports v. Reading“ A ” , Uxbridge v. Oxford City, Windsor and Eton v. Chesham .South-Eastern Com binatio n.—T ooting and Mitch am v. Epsom, Walton v. D l­u w ich Hamlet. W oking v. Sutton. London Senior Cup (Second R o u nd).— Leyton v.T ufnell Park. Briggs 8ports V. W altham stow (replay). Middlesex Senior Cup— (2nd Round ).—P inner v. Harrow ,South all v. R.A .F. Depot. W ealdstone v. Finchley. GreenWood v. Enfield. Herts and Middlesex League.—G olders Green v.B arnet. Hitch in v. Met. Police. St. Albans v. Slough. Other Matches.— Shorts v. Norwich (3.0). Stoke v. R.A .F. XI. (3.15). Swansea v. R.A .F .XI. (3.0), Cambridge v. Cam ­bridge U., R.A .F .XIv. Army XI. (at Ipswich, 2.45), Czech Army v. Norwegian Army L(at eam ingto n). Dutch Army v. Belgian Army. Rugby Union.— Aldershot Comm and v. Army X V .(2.45). Bath v.B ridgw ater (3.15), Cambridge V. v. R ostlyn Park 0(2.3 ).West o f England v -----*“if they are left there much longer their flavour will be considerably impaired So lift the remainder of this crop at the first oppor­tunity. and store '.he roots in sand, ashes or fine soil. They will keep quite we” like that for some weeks. FOR NEXT WINTER It is time to think of next win­ter's supply too. Few realise until they grow them that par­snips monopolise apiece of ground practically the whole year round. Still, there are com­pensations. for this. On the whole, it is a trouble-free vege­table to grow, and it must be borne in mind tha* it comes next to the potato in focki value. Good crops can only be grown when along period of growth is given to the plants, which means that it is difficult to makeup for lost time through seed failing to germinate. It takes anything from three to four weeks and sometimes longer before the seedlings are up, and during this time the seed easily rots, especi­ally when sown in cold, wet soil. It is important then to provide tht right i nditions by getting the ground dug now, _o that only one sowing is needed roundabout the end of the month. By the., the- soil is likely to be dry and in a crumbling state. Most soils will grow good par­snips, and often the crop will be more successful on heavy land than potatoes. The aim should be to obtain long, straight roots, and these can only be had when there are no obstructions to growth in the nature of hard clods or stones in the soil. IDEAL SITE Manure is best buried some twelve inches or so down whilst digging. The ideal is to choose a site which was treated to several barrow loads of organic material for a previous crop, as late manuring, and the use of fresh manure particularly tends to make the roots fork badly. You may please yourself whethe.r you sow continuously along a drill, thinning the seed­lings eventually to nine inches apart, or drop in three or four seeds at- regular stations. Per­sonally, I prefer the latter method. Cover the seeds with roughly an inch of soil, and make firm with the back of the rake. If you decide to have more than one row. allow a space of not less than 15 inches between a*—g —.11 ill ¦wm— HECTOR SAYS: “They've given me avery import­ant job—find­ outing just how far i ti"
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