Carmel. He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Pierson of Mt. Carmel; brothers, Dwayne E. 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Wilford and Marie Ade Wentzel. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. With most newer apple orchards, the trees need to be staked up because of the dwarfing rootstock they been grafted to can support a fruit laden tree. In the old days (1970 and before) all apple trees were grafted onto seedling rootstock ( as it sounds, plant a seed, grow for a year then graft the desired variety on to it ) which will make a full size tree with out need for staking. All orchard trees are grafted, there too much genetic variability in a seed to expect to get the same fruit from planting a seed of the variety..

My daughter bought me a book , many years back, titled “The Rape of Nanking” by Iris Chang. I could not continue reading after a few pages. Even today I dare not look at it. Hefner had found a niche in the market for men’s publications, which was then dominated by hunting, shooting and fishing periodicals.The second issue saw the appearance of the bow tie wearing rabbit, which was designed by the magazine’s art director Art Paul. It would appear on a host of products over the following decades.Finest contemporary writingIn response to a flood of angry letters, Hefner replied: “If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society then the reverse is wrong too.”In later years he would become an advocate for same sex marriage describing it as “a fight for all our rights”.Hefner’s editorial stance was in tune with the changes in society as the magazine campaigned for liberal drugs laws and the right to abortion.For the next 20 years, Playboy dominated its market, with circulation peaking at over seven million in the early 1970s, when a survey suggested that a quarter of all male college students in America were buying the magazine.At the time it contained some of the finest contemporary writing in the magazine market, with Saul Bellow, Arthur C Clarke, Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal among the regular contributors.Luxury and indulgenceThe articles appeared sandwiched between the obligatory photographs of beautiful women, although far more tastefully shot than many of Playboy’s more downmarket competitors.The centre spread entitled Playmate of the Month featured some famous names including Jayne Mansfield and Pamela Anderson, while other celebrities, including Bo Derek, Kim Basinger, Farrah Fawcett and Madonna, have been happy to pose for the magazine.The photographs of Jayne Mansfield provoked Hefner’s arrest and a prosecution for obscenity in 1963 but the jury was unable to reach a verdict.Hefner set out to exploit the success of his magazine with the opening of the first Playboy club in Chicago in 1960, which introduced the Playboy bunny waitresses.The relaxation of gaming laws in the UK opened up another opportunity and Hefner opened three casinos in the UK. By 1981 they were contributing all of Playboy’s worldwide profits.At this time Hefner was living a life of luxury and indulgence in his two Playboy mansions, accompanied by an ever changing cast of celebrities and pneumatic girlfriends, and shuttling between them in his personalised DC9, the Big Bunny..

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