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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 34 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saurdoy, April 21, 1973 Do repairing, painting jobs noiv HOME OF THE WEEK It's time to get screens ready 15? MR. FIX In spite of the popularity of the new self-btoring htorm and screen combinations, for most people spring remains the time when jou haul the screens out of storage and put them up ior the summer. Even though warm v.eather is some time avay, slxnild think about the chore. Once the weather has tumed hot is no time to be sweating it out with storm windows still in place while you get the screens in shape. Check screens now to be cer- tain they are ready for hang- ing. Check to see if they are clean, if they need painting. Cleaning is generally enough. An accumulation of winter dust can be eliminated with soap and water and a stiff wash. Thorough rinsing is im- portant. Pick a day when you can work outdoors and do the rinsing with a garden hose. Exctmine frames for flaking or peeling paint. It's easier to repaint them when the screens are down and easy to reach than when they are up and in place. Use regular house paint or varnish Before you paint the frames, check the joints for tightness It they seem loose, reinforce them with angle irons o" the kird of special corner braces made for screens. Corrugated fasteners or wood screws will repair a mitered joint that has become slightly loose. As for painting the screen wire itself, this has become less often done with the com- ing of aluminum and glass fiber screening. Neither should be painted. Neither needs it since they are not subject to rusting Bronze and copper screening do not need painting for the same reason in theory. But bronze can stain your house, "s a good idea to coat it with a preservative. Clean die screen first, then coat with a good quality spar varnish. Galvanized screening there's s'.iil some around needs painting just about ev- ery o'her season Again, clean first. Then use regular screen enamel and tiiin it well. There are special applicators to make the job easier or you can make your own by tack- ing a piece of carpeting on a wood block. Paint both sides of the screen. Keep the holes open In the mesh by poking with a nail or tooth pick as you paint. Easier yet is using a paint spray. The job will go faster and you won't clog the mesh. Work outside on a quiet day. Small breaks and holes mld be repaired before they get bigger. Use scraps of screening or special patches available at most hardware stores. Use a patch larger than the hole. Unravel a few wires along each edge of the patch and bend the wiies at right angles. Apply the patch and crimp the wires on the oppasite side of the screen. Do not mix metals. Patches of glass fiber, however, can be used on any screen material. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Shanghai port has silt problem Shanghai is China's main sea port and one of the largest porl in the world Yet by 1905 si had reduced Shanghai's channe to a depth of only 10 feet an authorities then predicted th port's swift demise. Frequen dredging keeps it open. You wouldn't disconnect your telephone if you were in business... would you? because you know good prospects might be trying to get in touch with you during the periods when your phone is disconnected. It's the same with advertising. People are buying each day. Don't let that business pass you by because your advertising is "disconnected." Connect your business to our readers with advertising in The Lethbridge Herald! YOUR AD IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD REACHES OVER READERS EVERY DAY! Stop in Or Call One Of Our Courteous Display Advertising Representatives at 328-4411 The Lethbridge Herald b.e.. et IRT ..GO.. "ALL 'Li bATU DESIGN R3-195 Expressly designed to fit on a 40 foot lot in any jurisdic- tion, this pleasantly planned ranch home has an exterior of brick with ledgerocfc and siding accents. The interior has been planned with an eye to conveni- ent and comfortable living. Dming-uving area has that pleasing combination of gener- ous wall space, first class win- dow arrangements and a nat- ural fireplace with tile hearth. Note the planning of the kit- chen, arranged for easy move- ment and accessible from three areas. For a comparatively low cost home, this design offers three good-size bedrooms, two with crossventilation, ample closet space and it is suitable for any type of heating. (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate Add distinction with a cupola Home-O-Graph Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO M5C 2H1 C I enclose 00 each (plus 25 cents for handling ond mailing) for two new books "Home Design for Cana- Book 1 presents designs for homes up to 1600 sq. ft. for 1 storey and split level, 1850 sq. ft. for one and one half and 2 storey. I Book 2 includes larger homes ond vacation homes. Also avai'able is an 13 page book of duplex and multiple home designs at 50 cents. I Please send an order forrrv so that I may order builder's plans for the design shown above. NAME ADORESS ...............................-irij'izj I By DONALD R. BRANN If you want to add a note of distinction to the roof of ranch house, breezeway or gar age, build this Colonial Cupola The full size pattern offered be- low not only simplifies building but also explains how to fit il to pitch of roof up to a 45 de- gree angle. While the design Is a replica of those found on barns throughout New England, con- struction has been simplfied to YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. FRAGRANT LILACS "Here's the purple lilac hat lifts its fragrant plumes, and sends a waft of sweetness, h r o u g h homely cottage ooms." As an ornamental shrub or mall tree, for use on the Prai- ies, there is nothing finer than lacs. They are quite vigorous and hardy, with dark to medi- um green leaves, often heart- fiaped. The large clusters of owers (mostly fragrant) are ingle or double, in colors of reamy white, purple, orchid- urple, pink, blue, reddish and even a creamy-yellow. They are all very lovely and beauti- ul. Syringa or Lilac belong to he Olive family. The blooming eason can be extended by growing early and late van- ties, starting from around lay to July. Syringa vulgaris or Common ilac were very widely grown t one time, reaching a height of 10 feet or so, and while the flowers were charming, it did sucker badly when on its own roots. The variety adver- tised in some catalogues as "Vilosa" is pink and does not sucker. A group of lilacs, which which are a late flowering type, are the Preston Lilacs, developed by Miss Isa- belle Preston, a well-known I Canadian plant breeder with 1 the Central Experimental Farm at Ottawa Second generation WORLD ALMANAC FACTS seedlings of some of Miss Pres- ton's original varieties grown at Morden Experimental Sta- tion are worth trying and do well on the Prairies. Royalty, Coral and Nocturne are three. Consult your nurseries for fur- ther information. Dr. Skinner of Dropmore, Manitoba also did work on these hybrids and in- troduced Donald Wyman, Helen and Hiawatha. These lilacs are non-suckering and the colors range from white, pink, mag- enta to royal purple. While some of rhe flowers are small- er than some varieties, they bloom profusely, and are nice as specimen plants or in groups. S. amurensis or Amur Lilac is also a late blooming variety, often classed as a growing up to 15 feet or so in the variety known as S. amurensis japonica or apan- ese Tree Lilac, producing creamy-white flowers which are not fragrant. The bush type are covered with huge spikes of fragrant, creamy- white flowers the end of June and into July. These are con-; sidered the aristocrats among lilacs, with their lovely bark. The French grafted, especial- ly those on non-suckering root- stock are a great improvement over the common lilac and make superb yard. Although less hardy than the species, they arc hardy everywhere on the Prairies ex- eep the far north. There are many beautiful varieties and colors available. They are not only fragrant in the garden but send out a delightful frag ranee when used as cut flow- ers. Something different in lil- acs is S. Primrose, which grows 10 feet and is the first really true yellow French hy- brid. It is double with creamy- yellow flowers in June. Just a note in answer to a letter I received regarding lilac suckering. This is a very undesirable habit in some var- ieties. We had a beautiful white lilac in another district in Cal- gary, and because we were very of it, and it had this bad habit of suckering, we took the time to remove all the suckers each spring. If this is not done, a real thicket will result. Remove the earth from around the roots and cut off all suckers at the main roots, including a bit of the root to get rid of growth points. Do this right after flowering, at the same time you cut off the dead flower heads. Tilrs. C. I have trouble each year with my zinnias. After planting, they come up quick enough, but after trans- planting them, I seem to lose quite a number. What -would you suggest? you are only growing a few. it might be advisable to plant the seed in peat pots, or something similar, which eliminate the shock from; transplanting, to which tbcyj are susceptible I permit the amateur to make like a pro. Measuring 16" square, approximately 2' tall, its size permits its being used on either a one or two car gar- age. On a recent visit to cen- tral New York State, I noted many of these. In two oases they had been built almost one third larger. This is relatively easy since the pattern can be changed to fit your needs. No special tools or skill are required to build this interest- ing project. If you do happen to have a saber saw, building is a breeze. Every step is clearly illustrated. Directions tell how to determine pitch of roof, how to fasten cupola in position. Since cupola is fasten- ed on top of present roofing, there's no need to cut into roof. Send in cash, cheque or money order for Cupola Pat- tern No. 589 to Carpentry De- partment, The Lethbridge Her- ald, P.O. Box 4090, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, M5E 1E6. Send additional for cata- logue illustrating 300 other build it yourself pattern projects and home improvement books, (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate) WOKm ALMANAC FACTS During the past century about 900.000 peonle hava been killed by earthquakes. No area is immune from the possibility of an quake, but Jour out five occur around the fringe of the Pacific Ocean, The "World Almanac notes. Earthquakes are, however, vital to the continued velopmcnt of our earth, and without their action the earth's surface would be- come a place of stagnant seas and swamps because of erosion. 3STS se -Awm. The world's first jetliner passenger service begaa May when a British DcHavilland Comet flew from London to Johannes- Irarc, South miles in less than 24 hours, Thp World Almanac re- calls. A Comet jetliner al- so initiated transatlantic en :cr service, flying from London to iN'ew Yorl ji 6 hours, 12 minutes or Oct 4. 1953. 2S7S m R. ANGUS ALBERTA LIMrTEO CATERPILLAR stocks Caterpillar batteries hydraulic hoses couplings grade 8 hardware electrical items tor construction, industrial agricultural equipment. 717-5th Avenue North, LETHBRIDGE Phone 328-3366 ;