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Re: SP: Space Age Terminology

From: HIPSource@aol.com

Ellen, having sent some postings to Clarence Mahan, received and forward to 
the list the following response concerning terminology for "Space Age" 

<< My own feeling is that out of respect for Lloyd Austin, who really is the 
originator of horned, spooned and flounced irises, his choice of the 
designation "space age irises" should be honored.  >>

I think Clarence has a point, too, and there is something to be said for this 
aspect of things------ right up to the point where the term he selected is 
found to be in impediment to the furtherance or appreciation of the type of 
irises he was promoting. However, my own involvement with the issue is 
largely abstract and I am not in a position to say whether this point has 
already been reached or is likely be reached in the future. 

The tack would then seem to be to explain to the uninitiated that the name 
arose in a time of new space exploration and great adventures and this 
exhilarating spirit of daring venturing into new territory was brought to 
bear on hybridizing, resulting in new forms, many exhibiting tissue 
structures with an upward tendancy, or other aspects suggesting loft or 

I'll just cc Clarence in on this note myself, thanx.  

Anner Whitehead

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