Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
I-THI LETHMIDOE HERALD Friday, April S, 1974 NOTHING BEATS- SANDING -ON CURVED AREAS SAND PARTS-: -THEN ASSEMBLE HAND CHECK- SMOOTHNESS Guide to German wine: HOME OF THE WEEK You've got to know Spatlese from Auslese Take rough edge off sanding style There's many a home or apartment that's been furnished with second-hand furniture or unfinished furniture that was turned into a finished piece by the owner. Whether it's an old piece of furniture that has been stripped clean-bf the old finish or a brand new, smooth but unfinished piece of furniture, it still needs sanding before you apply anything to it. The way you use sanding paper determines how successful that finishing or refinishing project turns out. This is especially true with the clear shellac, lacquer. In fact, any of them will gleam on a properly sanded surface. But you can buy the most expensive finish available and if your sanding has been careless it will magnify every flaw, scratch and rough spot. Any rough spot will immediately come through darker than a smooth surface. Power sanding has become popular, but power sanders can be tricky and if not used properly can ruin a job. Nothing really beats hand- sanding. When you sand by hand you are always in control of the job. It isn't going to get away from you. The sanding disc mounted on an electric drill is out so far as fine furniture finishes are concerned. The circular motion of the sanding cuts across the grain and the first rule in sanding is to sand with the grain. The power sander that sands in a straight line is the only thing to use, but it needs a light touch. Keep in one place too long or apply too much pressure and it will take off more than necessary. In hand-sanding, wrap a piece of sandpaper partially around a block of wood. The general rule is to start with the coarsest sandpaper and work up to the fine. Actually, on most projects you will start with a medium grit. If you are building the furniture or assembling the unfinished furniture, sand individual wood parts before assembling. If you wait until you have put everything together you may find some spots too hard to reach. Garnet or aluminum oxide paper is generally used. Grades may vary with some manufacturers but general 0- grade is medium, 1 or 2 coarse or very coarse, is a fine paper. Remember to stay with the grain. If you find yourself sanding an area where txvo pieces come together but with the grain running differently in each, then carefully sand so that you don't cross over onto the other piece. By FRANK J. PRIAL New York Service NEW YORK Someone came up with a good basic rule for buying German wines these days, to wit: buy 1971's; buy the Spatleses and the Ausleses. And that's it. Oversimplified, perhaps, but for someone put off by the multitude of labels and jaw- breaking names of German wines, it is not- a bad way to start.1 Most experts agree that 1971 was the year of the century in .the German vineyards and that the wines made from late-picked grapes, the Spatlese wines, were truly exceptional. When these grapes are handpicked in clusters, so that just the best are collected, the wine is called Auslese. By sticking to them, the unsophisticated wine buyer can't go wrong. Three years ago. the Germans made a stab at simplifying the list of some different vineyard names and dozens of descriptive words indicating when the grapes were picked. Now there are less than vineyard names which, of course, any schoolboy can memorize in an hour or so. The new. laws certainly made a complicated situation less complicated, but it is still not easy to learn how to identify them. Here is a much- shortened and simplified guide to what to look for. Almost without exception, German wine imported into the United States will bear the title Qualitatswein, or the next step higher, Qualitatswein Mil Pradikat. The first step simply means quality wine; the second means quality wine with some special attributes. What special attributes? Well, Spatlese and Auslese, for instance. There are several others along the same line If the grapes are left on the vine until they shrink and become like berries, they can be made into a wine called Beerenauslesen. In certain years, these rare grapes are attacked by a mold that permits the water in the grapes to evaporate. What is left is the very essence of the grape and the wine made from it is called Trocken- beerenauslese. It is common for these wines to sell for 175 a bottle. In some years, the German vintners produce something called Eiswein. This is made from grapes picked and pressed after being frozen on the vines. Since grapes are left on the vines far into the fall in absorb as much as possible of the thin northern is not unusual to have a harvest in a snowstorm. The other term used in the Pradikat category is Kabinettwein, which merely means that the wine in the bottle is going to be of superior vintage. The Kabinettweins are usually drier and less interesting than the Spatleses and cheaper, too. Under the new laws, the region in which the wine is made must be shown on the label. The cheapest German wines can come from one of five large regions: Mosel, Rhein, Main, Neckar and Oberrhein. Qualitatsweins must come from a more specific area and for these wines the German vineyard country is divided into 11 areas: Ahr, Mittelrhein, Mosel-Saar- Ruwer. Nahe, Rheinpfalz, Rheinhessen, Rheinptalz, Franken, Hessische, Bergstrasse, Wurtemberg and Baden. Before the laws were changed, an important designator on a German wine bottle was Natur, or Naturwein, which meant that no sugar had been added. Now all Qualitatswein Mit Pradikat must be free of added sugar. And then there is Liebfraumilch. Once it was the name given to wine made from the grapes in a vineyard surrounding a church in A CUT CABLE CAN HURT SO MANY WAYS If you cut a buried telephone cable, it could hamstring a hospital or cripple a com- munity. It does more than cut off telephone service. It can sever medical service, ambulance service, police emergency service, firefighting service, telecommunications service vital to every aspect of home and community life. It's frightening when you think about it. It can be even more frightening if it actually happens. Don't let it happen because of you. an easy way not to be a "cable FREE CABLE-SAVER SERVICE DIAL '0' (ZERO) AND ASK FOR ZENITH 07128 lURIED CAILE LOCATION SERVICE. Do N well to atfnmct, tor Cable Locator to to MM UA nhajaaa __ wtMHf TMIi CfMnyV IOT HM CM Of HW MTMce we're fratoful you MUM. Thank Yogi you in touch with tervice Worms called the Liebrauenkirche. Over the years it became a generic name for almost any wine made in the Rnineland. The only guarantee a buyer had that it was any good was the reputation of the shipper, such as Sichel's Blue Nun Liebfraumilch. FIRST FLOOR HIIOH DU-IMI IJMH. H. WH. Herald At Home Persistent swain PARMA, Italy (Reuter) Stefano Cambria, a persistent Sicilian who has already been jailed 10 times for forcing his attentions on a local beauty who wants nothing to do with him, has received his llth jail longest yet. A court here sentenced Cambria Wednesday to 12 months in prison and a fine of lire (about after he attempted to batter down the door of the apartment where schoolteacher Maria Barbieri lives. Cambria's previous sentences were of up to three months. He left jail after serving the last of them only a week ago. SECOND FLOOR HOME-0-8MPH HOME RUNNING SERVICE 40 Jftrvto St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 D I enclose (plus 25e for handling) for "Home Designs for Canadians" Book 1 (homes up to 1.850 sq. ft.) 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There are now dwarf, non-climbing varieties that do not require to be staked and so less work is involved. These are ideal for beds, borders, window boxes, planters, tubs, etc. One of the newest and greatest developments for many years in the dwarf or semi-dwarf type of sweet peas is Jet Set, which has established an amazing record, all in one year, by winning the bronze medal, four silver Sweet Pea Society, four first- class Horticultural Society, five certificates of National Sweet Pea Society. None other has ever attained such distinction. What is the Jet Set? On each stem are five to seven lovely large, beautiful blooms. The plants are very vigorous and free flowering, growing 36 inches high. They require no supports but some people use short stakes to give the bushes a neater appearance and to keep the stems straighter for cutting. These new sweet peas come in blue, crimson, navy blue, i-ose, salmon-pink, scarlet and white. To add that special touch, a row in your garden would be so nice. Another lovely sweet pea is semi-dwarf Multiflora California mixed, also 36 inches in height and a silver Here's some chores for between seasons During these between the seasons weeks while you're waiting for favourable outdoor work weather, you can use your time to catch up on some of the over-looked chores. Last fall you oiled the garden tools to prevent rusting, and now is the time to sharpen the spades, edgers, and shears. You don't have to be an expert to do this job yourself with a file. If -the handles of your garden tools need painting, use a bright colour of paint so that you'll be able to spot them easily on the lawn. If you are replacing a cracked handle, cut and shape the old handle into dibblers (to make holes for Tike your power mower to a lawn mower mechanic in your area for a thorough going over before the mowing season starts again. If you forgot to drain the gasoline from the tank last fall, it has probably gummed the feed line. This could spell trouble. Have it sharpened, set, the spark plug Checked, and cleaned. It shouldn't cost much and the experts can give it better attention at this time of year. Don't remove mulch that was applied last fall around the roses because you can't predict what the weather is going to be. And as the weather warms, you can gently pull the mulch from around the protected plants. Do not remove it entirely so that if a frost warning is heard, it can be pushed back into place. SEED SHORTAGE Several seed houses have reported their 1974 seeds are moving fast. If you are planning to enjoy the taste of home grown vegetables this year, you'd better obtain your vegetable seeds as quickly as possible, even though it Is a little early to sow them. This is year for vegetable gardens and you don't want to discover that the seeds for your favorite vegetables are sold out. medal winner. This is a robust grower with large, colorful blooms. One of the first of this type to come out was Knee-Hi, which grows 2Vz to three feet high. It is extremely free flowering, heat-resistant, averaging six florets per stem, and is ideal for cutting and garden display. This variety was introduced to the general public in 1966 and proved to be most popular. It is available in many beautiful colors. Bijou is somewhat dwarfer, reaching only 12 to 15 inches high with a spread of about 20 inches across, and makes a very colorful display outdoors or in. It comes into bloom quite early in the season and its sparkling beauty is hard to resist, with its large, frilly flowers. Little Sweetheart, eight inches high, is a real "sweetheart" with its globe- shaped plants that are covered with ruffled blooms in colors of white, pink, salmon, rose, carmine, dark blue and violet shades. This sweet pea was 14 years in creation. You can now pick many lovely scented bouquets of sweet peas from these glorious new varieties. MR. W. Could you tell me how to grow kohlrabi? I saw it in a seed catalogue and it looks rather interesting. Ans. Kohlrabi is as easy to grow as radishes. There are two Vienna and Purple Vienna, both quite delicious. Sow seed outdoors towards the end of May, to Vz inch deep, thinning plants out to 6 inches apart. They are best used when around 2Vi to three inches in diameter. In appearance, they are very similar to a turnip, except the bulb-like stem is borne above the ground and leaves develop on its surface. It may be eaten raw or cooked and is a substitute for turnips. B. What house plant can I grow that does not require much care. I am away quite a lot of the Ume, but would like to have something green around the place. AM. Sansevieria or Snake Plant is not very demanding, being able to tolerate many conditions such as sun, shade, dry or wet soil and uneven temperatures. 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A fireplace could readily be built in the living room, with a barbecue on the patio using the same chimney. Basement has all the facilities including roughed in plumbing for optional bathroom. Plans show a brick wall surrounding the patio with a side access gate. Nothing has been overlooked to ensure privacy. Author's letter mis-read ZURICH (AP) Solzhenitsyn says that United States newspaper commentators mistakenly interpreted his "Letter to the Soviet Leaders" as a call for nationalism. The exiled Soviet writer, in an interview Sunday, said mu- tual understanding between the Soviet and American peoples "is particularly essential and is very difficult to establish from afar, using the superficial and often insufficiently thought out judgments of the daily press." "Here is a recent he continued. "My 'Letter to the Soviet Leaden' was, even before its publication in the United States, subjected in the press, beginning with the New York Times, to primitive and even mistaken interpretations in contradiction to its real meaning.