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Volume 8, Number 3
July 1954

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The 1954 Show of the Portland Chapter, A.R.S.
By Cecil Smith, Show Chairman

        The Portland Chapter's Annual Show was again held at Crystal Springs Island site of the Portland Test Garden and home of a large collection of named hybrids and species, May 8 through May 15.
        A new entrance was made to the island by the city parks department, the main feature of which is the foot bridge several hundred feet long connecting the island to the mainland. Wild ducks with their young feeding in the lake added to the effectiveness of the entrance.
        There were many plants large and small in fine bloom, and this continued for a month, new plants coming into bloom as the earlier ones faded.
        The number of cut trusses displayed was fewer than in 1953 because of a heavy frost a week before the show. The nurserymen, however, put on, I believe, the best displays that have been shown for a number of years, and they are to be congratulated for their interest and very fine spirit.
        The committee selecting judges was headed by Howard Slonecker, co-chairman of the show. There were two sets of judges for cut trusses and one set for commercial displays.
        A competitive flower arrangement display was well handled by a committee headed by Mrs. Bob Bovee. Garden clubs in the area were eligible to enter, and a number were represented with many fine arrangements.
        The show publicity was worked out by Bob Bovee and quite a number of hard-to-place stories were printed. A difficult assignment was well taken care of.
        The cut truss department was headed by Ted Hansen, and the flowers coming in were classified rapidly and in good order. Ted also obtained the ribbons and other awards and classification cards.
        Mrs. Hansen was in charge of the information desk, and with the assistance of many others, answered hundreds of inquiries during the show.
        Some of those who generously helped build up the cut truss show for the second week-end were: George Grace, Hillside Nursery, Esch Nursery, and Bill Whitney.

        Principal winners in competition were as follows:

Results of the 1954 Show of the American Rhododendron Society of Portland, Oregon

CLASS 1 Alpines
GROUP A. GROUP L.
Wales Wood. 1. Dr. Gick, R. elliottii.
  2. Wales Wood, R. venator.
GROUP B.  
1. Mrs. Klahn, R. augustinii. GROUP M.
2. Dr. Heller, R. augustinii. 1. Wales Wood, R. pubescens.
3. Wales Wood, R. augustinii.  
  GROUP N.
GROUP C. 1. Wales Wood, R. racemosum.
1. Wales Wood, R. pallescens.  
2. Mrs. Philip Hart, R. ambiguum. GROUP P.
3. Dr. Heller, R. chartophyllum (Rock). 1. George Grace, R. californicum.
  2. G. Grace, R. smirnowii.
GROUP D. 3. Ruth Hansen, R. californicum.
1. G. Grace, R. decorum.  
2. The Bovees, R. decorum. GROUP Q.
3. G. Grace, R. decorum. 1. Ruth Hansen, R. campylocarpum.
   
GROUP E. GROUP R.
1. Wales Wood, R. neriiflorum. 1. George Grace, R. habotrichum.
2. Wales Wood, R. haematodes.  
3. Cecil Smith, R. neriiflorum. GROUP S.
  1. Cecil Smith, R. arboreum.
GROUP H.  
1. George Grace, R. souliei. GROUP K.
2. Mrs. Cason, R. souliei. 1. Henry Swanson, R. fictolacteum.
3. H. Slonecker, R. souliei.  
   
GROUP I.  
1. Dr. Gick, R. megacalyx.  

 

CLASS 2 CLASS 6
GROUP B. GROUP A.
1. Mrs. Cason, R. 'Commander'. 1. Cecil Smith, R. 'Van Ness Sensation'.
2. H. Slonecker, R. 'J. H. Van Ness'. 2. Ruth Hansen, R. 'Van Ness Sensation'.
3. Cecil Smith, R. 'J. M. Montague'.  
  CLASS 7
GROUP C. GROUP A.
1. Wales Wood, R. 'Earl of Athlone'. 1. George Grace, R. 'Canary'.
2. George Grace, R. 'Earl of Athlone'. 2. Dr. Forrester, R. 'Butterfly'.
3. Mrs. Cason, R. 'Max Sye'. 3. Cecil Smith R. 'Dairy Maid'.
   
CLASS 3 GROUP B.
GROUP A. 1. Mrs. Philip Hart, R. 'Moonstone'.
1. Wales Wood, R. 'Faggetter's Favorite'. 2. Dr. Forrester, R. 'Adrian Koster'.
2. E. L. Hackworth, R. 'Faggetter's Favorite'. 3. George Grace, R. 'Harvest Moon'.
3. George Grace, R. 'Faggetter's Favorite'.  
  CLASS 8
GROUP B. GROUP A.
1. Dr. Gick, R. 'John Couts'. 1. Dr. Gick, R. 'Belvedere'.
2. C. I. Sersanous, R. 'Rainbow'. 2. George Grace, R. 'Elspeth'.
3. George Grace, R. 'Alice'. 3. Wales Wood, R. 'Elspeth'.
   
GROUP C. CLASS 9
1. Mrs. Cason, R. 'Mrs. G. W. Leak'. GROUP B.
2. G. Grace, R. 'Emeline Buckley'. 1. Dr. Gick, R. Yellow No. 3
3. C. I. Sersanous, R. 'Mrs. G. W. Leak'.  
  CLASS 10
CLASS 4 GROUP B.
GROUP A. 1. Bob Shadgrass, R. 'Broughtonii Aureum'
1. Cecil Smith, R. 'Loder's White'. 2. George Grace, R. 'Glory of Littleworth'.
2. G. Grace, R. 'Beauty of Littleworth'.  
3. Ruth Hansen, R. 'Loder's White'.  
   
CLASS 5  
GROUP B.  
1. H. Slonecker, R. 'Blue Peter'.  
2. Cecil Smith, R. 'Blue Peter'.  

 

CLASS 11
GROUP A. GROUP F.
1. Cecil Smith. 1. R. Hansen, Mollis.
2. Mrs. Cason, R. 'Sokederi'. 2. Mrs. O. R. Neet, Mollis.
3. Cecil Smith, R. 'Pink Pearl'. 3. H. J. Slonecker, Mollis Hybs.
   
GROUP B. GROUP G.
1. Cecil Smith, R. 'Altaclarence'. 1. R. Hansen, Hose-in-hose Azaleas.
2. Cecil Smith, Mollis.  
3. H. J. Slonecker, Mollis. GROUP H.
  1. R. Hansen, R. Ledifolia alba.
GROUP C. 2. Mrs. Cason, R. Ledifolia alba.
2. Mrs. Cason, R. occidentale hyb.  
  GROUP I.
GROUP D. 1. Wales Wood, R. reticulatum.
1. Ruth Hansen, Kurume. 2. R. Hansen, R. occidentale.
2. R. Hansen, Kurume. 3. Mrs. Cason, Rh. Pontica.
3. R. Hansen, R. 'Ward's Ruby'.  
  GROUP J.
GROUP E. 1. Ruth Hansen, 'Purple Splendor'.
1. R. Hansen, Indica A.

2. R. Hansen, R. 'White Throat'.

2. Mrs. Barsch, Indica.  
3. Mrs. M. E. Klahn. Indica A.  

 

CLASS 14 CLASS 25
1. G. Grace, R. 'Zuider Zee'. 1. Cecil Smith, R. 'Loderi King George'.
2. G. Grace, R. 'Damaris'. 2. G. Grace, R. 'Loderi Venus'.
3. Wales Wood, R. 'Zuider Zee'. 3. Cecil Smith, R. 'Loderi Venus'.
   
CLASS 15 CLASS 26
1. R. Hansen, R. 'Naomi Exbury'. 1. Wales Wood, R. 'David'.
  2. C. I. Sersanous, R. 'F. C. Puddle'.
CLASS 16  
2. G. Grace, R. 'Lady Chamberlain'. CLASS 28
  1. Wales Wood, Rh. 'Bow Bells'.
CLASS 20 2. Mrs. Cason, R. 'Bow Bells'.
1. G. Grace, R. 'Chanticleer'. 3. Cecil Smith, R. 'Bow Bells'.
   
CLASS 22 CLASS 30
1. Mrs. Cason, R. 'China'. 1. Rudolph Henny, R. 'Little Sheba' (New American Seedling).
   
CLASS 23 CLASS 33
1. Wales Wood, R. 'F. C. Puddle'. 1. G. Grace, Group of five hybrids.
2. Cecil Smith, R. 'May Day'.  
3. Carl and Modine Heller, R. 'F. C. Puddle'. CLASS 34
  1. R. Hansen, Group of three species.
CLASS 24 2. Wales Wood.
1. G. Grace, R. 'Beauty of Littleworth'.  
2. G. Grace, R. 'The Don'. CLASS 38
  1. Carl and Modine Heller, R. 'Countess o f Haddington'.


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July 1954

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