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CAMP LEJEUNE, N . C. How
tough is the famed Second Marine
Division, but, oh, how tender with
its garden! Which, incidentally,
'makes this home of the battle-scar-
Ted Marines the most beautiful mi
litary post in America.
Few visitors, witnessing the nig
iged landing maneuvers recently on
the nearby beach, can reconcile
that picture with the placid post
itself, with its sloping lawns, land
scaped grounds, tall pine trees and
blooming flowers amid Colonial
jGeorgia style buildings. For flow
er lovers, it is one of the show
places of the South in azalea time.
! Ever since construction of the
base was started in 1941, a far
seeing program to preserve its
jbeauty has been followed. Trees
iwere loft standing wherever pos
sible, special beds of fertile soil
iprovided, fertilizer used extensive
ly, and plenty of water kept avail
able. The Marines aimed to have
themselves a home to which they
could point with pride. ,
The nursery at Camp Lejeune
covers an area of approximately
twenty acres, with a profusion of
young trees, shrubs and flowers
of all kinds, including 30 varieties
of flowering shrubs, 50 varieties
of camellias, and huge specimens
of Kaster lilies.
Over 100,000 azalea plants are
smartly urranced throughout the
base. Rhododendron, for which
western Carolina is famous, adds
another touch of color; and dog
wood in both pink and white
blooms with striking effects in the
spring. Thousands of trees have
been planted successfully, includ
ing such varieties as maple, pin
oak, live oak, sycamore, Japanese
cherry, doubleflower cherry, peach,
holly, crab apple, purple-leaf plum,
and huge camellia trees.
From fhe main entrance to the
center of the Camp, a double boule
vard split" by a grassy "parkway
planted with trailing roses stretch
es five and a half miles into the
heart of the base. Here in the
middle of the traffic circle is a
rose garden of 000 bushes which
More Than 10,003 4-0'ers
To Attend Summer Camps '
3,000 to 4,000 North Carolina 4
H Club boys and girls witl spend
a week during the summer at one
of the regular 4-H camps . and an
additional 7,000 to 8,000 members
will encamp at other suitable loca
tions throughout the State, accord
ing to L. R. Harrill, State 4-H
The regular camps, of which
there arc four, have full staffs of
instructors and offer courses in
swimming, rifle shooting, recrea
tion, and handicraft. They Include
Camp Millstone, Richmond County;
fiwannanoe. Buncombe County;
Roanoke Island, Dare County; and
White Lake, Bladen County.
The' period of operation for
Camo Millstone is May 31 to Aug
ust 28; for Swannanoa, June 28 to
July 31; for Roanoke Island, June
14 to August 14; and for White
Lke, June 7 to August 28.
Assisting in the camp program
will be Jesse James, Miss Eleanor
Barber, and Miss Mary Sue Moser,
assistant State 4-H Club leaders,
and Mr. Harrill. Mr. James is
spending considerable time at Roa
noke Island; Miss Barber, at Swan
nanoa; and Miss Moser and Mr.
tlarrnl, v.t Millstone.
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blooms throughout the summer.
Besides taking care of local de
mands, the nursery shins out thou
sands of its products annually to
other Marine bases. This year 10,
000 azalcps and 200 trees and
shrubs were sent to the Marine air
base at f'herry Point. Over 1.000
rose bushes and some 200 trees
were sent to ranis Island, South
And nil this is iust a beginning.
Previously, all this planting was
more or less experimental. Now
it is known which plants thrive
and nroducc the best effects under
the prevailing conditions. Future
planting will emnhasize the better
points and exclude the bad points
learned by past experience in an
effort to maintain and iustify the
concession that Camp Lejeune is
the most beautiful military post in
the United States.
The praying-mantis is said to be
the only insect that can turn his
head around and look over his
By JAMES WALTERS
COLUMBUS, O. (AP) The
recent broadcast of a haunting
organ melody puzzled even some
long-hair music lovers.
"Such a strange composition,"
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They probably hadn't. The radio
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ten. "It is Symphony No. 4 by Wil
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time (it is on the air from 8 a.m ,
EST, to 7:15 p.m. on 820 kilocy
cles) is devoted to music of fa
The library is so extensive that
WOSU program schedule (350
records a week) for perhaps two
years without playing the same
record twice, says Alice McCus
key, assistant program director.
Compositions by Mozart alone
could consume a month of nor
mally scheduled broadcasting. The
same is true for Bach, Haydn and
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