Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
8-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 28, 1974 HOME OF THE WEEK foED (LM !3-0 9-11 107ZSQ FT. HOME-0-QRAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 D I enclose S1 (plus 25c for handling) lor "Home Designs lor Canadians" Book 1 (homes up to 1.850 sq ft) D I enclose 31 (plus 25c for handling) for "Home Designs 101 Canadians" Book 2 (larger homes, vacation C Please send free brochure showing sample "flome ot the Week designs and other design books available G Please send an order form so I may order building plans for design NO shown above. NAME ADDRESS Print) LETH DESIGN R3-183 Sq. Ft. The home illustrated promises a surprising amount of modern livability in just 1.072 sq. ft. There is a 17-foot by 12-foot living room with a magnificent fireplace whose chimney lends a touch almost of grandeur to the front elevation of the home. A separate entry leads straight through to the kitchen which is large enough to include a cozy breakfast nook. There is still room for a dining area, and three good bedrooms, each with generous closet space. Note the high corner windows of two of the bedrooms to give good privacy. With all this there It's time to plant TREES 4 SHRUBS WE carry the largest selection in Southern Alberta MUGOPINE 9.95 and up good selection SPRUCE TREES-2 foot 8.50 FRUIT TREES-miny varieties WEEPING BIRCH TREES We now have Moll LAWN ORNAMENTS Donkey Carts, Bird Biths, etc. New Spring Arrivals SHADE TREES-Green Ash and American Elm, up to 10 ft. RASPBERRY AND CURRANT BUSHES ORNAMENTAL AND FLOWERING SHRUBS from 1.69 each LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. mllu tut ot Lelhbridge on No. 3 Highway CLOSED SUNDAYS-PHONE 345-4833 are still two linen closets and a built-in china cabinet, to say nothing of the _ delightful covered back porch. The design is suitable for any type of heating. It would be ideal as a retirement home and, if only two bedrooms were required, any builder could combine the two back bedrooms into a comfortable master suite with a powder room and walk-in closet against the dining room wall. Boy mauled to death ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) A six- year-old boy was bitten and mauled to death by a neighbor's 106-pound St. Bernard dog as he played in the home of the pet's owner, police said Thursday. The boy, Lawrence Calemmo, had been a visitor in the home previously and was known to the dog. The dog was shot and killed jy its owner, Virginia Johans- son, after the attack. Police said the boy went to the neighboring house to play with the-Johansson daughter. The children were playing indoors when Mrs. Johansson, 28, heard the sounds of the attack. She said she tried to wrestle the boy from the four- year-old St. Bernard but could not. Lamps have natural look By MARILYN HOFFMAN Christian Science Monitor NEW YORK, N.Y. Asta Ingle is the West Coast designer who decided it was time for lamps to "go natural" and to become ethnic. The back-to-nature look in decoration, she says, required lamps to complement it. Thus, her great earthy terra cotta pots came about. Although factory-made, each looks as if it had been thrown on a potter's wheel. Their strength and texture have great appeal. They fit well with the natural Fix for balky drains Drain problems are among the more common and annoying hangups occuring around the house. Water going down the drain slows to a trickle. An abundance of wate: becomes more than the drain can handle and starts to back up. Folks begin to panic. A balky drain is bothersome and can be messy but it is one of the easier home repair problems for you to solve. The trouble is most likely to be in either of two drain opening in the sink or the trap right below the sink. Check the drain opening in the sink first. Look at the stopper or strainer. Clean out the material that has gathered in and around it. Metal stoppers that are in place permanently tend to gather slime. This in turn causes other material to cling and stop the drain. Kitchen sink strainers lift out for easy cleaning. Lavatory sink stoppers are usually held in place with either a nut above or a coupling below. The coupling will be just above the trap. You will have to examine your setup carefuljy and loosen or remove these fittings to free the stopper. Cleaning away material that gathers around stoppers will prevent problems at this point. The trap is the next place to check. The trap is the U- shaped pipe below the sink. Purpose of the trap is to hold water, which prevents sewer gas from backing up the pipe and escaping into the house. Since this is the place where water stand still there is a chance for other things to gather there. If the trap is equipped with a cleanout plug at the bend, clearing it is easy. Remove the plug with a wrench, first placing a pail under the trap to catch the water that drains out. A thin drain auger or a wire will do the job. If there is no plug, remove the entire section of pipe. It is threaded at each end and the section can easily be removed with an adjustable wrench. Replace the packing washers when you put the section back. Scrub out the trap with a stiff brush and hot water. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) textures tweeds, linens, suedes, cowhide leathers, and oak and pine finishes that are so popular today. Now vice president of design and research for the Sunset Lamp division of Cosco, Inc., in Los Angeles, Mrs. Ingle designs through many cultures of the past and present, using not only the motifs of the cultures but the materials as well. She has freely tapped pre- Columbian, African, Early American, American Indian, and early Chinese designs. She works in a studio that she describes as "impossible." It contains a welter of clay, a potter's wheel, feathers, glue, beads, macrame, hemp, and split bamboo for wrapping around her shades. Dozens of art magazines and books sprawl about, an ever-present source of iinformation. Encouraged by her firm to be as improvisational as she dare, it is not surprising to find Mrs. Ingle using olive wood beads from Bethlehem, bamboo beads and raffia from 'the Philippines, tapa cloth from Tonga, Hawaiian hemp, volcanic beads from Africa batik from Indonesia, Mexican glass, African trader beads even fancy feathers and camel's teeth. "I not only have the fun of mingling it all, but of finding it Mrs. Ingle says, delighted with her discoveries. "I go constantly to importers on the West Coast to find my materials, and to galleries and museums and libraries to research my ideas." Mrs. Ingle, who left Estonia as a refugee 20 years ago, has always been an artist. For four years she studied ceramic glazes and the treatment of them, then continued her career as a journeyman potter in Germany, where she also studied at the Hamburg Art Institute. Since her move to California in 1952, she has studied ceramics at the University of Southern California and earned a certificate in mechanical drafting from the Los Angeles Institute of Technical Engineering. Chief designer of Sunset Lamp Corporation for 12 years, she literally "builds" her first models, throwing the pots on her wheel or sculpting them, then applying her design and decoration to the models. Four times a year she comes up with a crop of new designs to be shown to store buyers at market. A new collection can include 40 or more new designs, which retail at from to in stores across the United States. A different light on things Asta Ingle amid her "ethnic" lamps -The Herald------------------------ At Home Some unusual things pass through Butte BUTTE, Mont. A few weeks ago it was an African antelope said to have supernatural powers. A few days before that some rhinoceros parts arrived along with a couple ot Mongolian sheep and a very strange shipment from the Fiji Islands. "We get Japanese motorcycles, Hong Kong plastic flowers and Taiwan firecrackers pretty said Rodney Hanson. "Oh, we had a whale tooth in here the other day." Hanson is director of the U.S. customs office for the Port of Butte and he announces this with a smile. "It does seem kind of funny doesn't he chuckled. "There's not all that much ocean around here." In fact, Butte does not even have a river. It does not have a navy; sea gulls would detest the place, and the only sharks in town deal cards. But that did not stop the city fathers from deciding two years ago to turn Butte into a port city the first of its kind in the country. U.S. Customs ports of entry are scattered all over the country, at coastal seaports and at international airports. Your garden By IsabelleR. Young, F.R.H.S. NO GARDEN SHOULD BE WITHOUT THESE Finally, it begins to look and feel like spring, and it is at this time we begin to spend time trying to decide what flowers to plant in the garden. I am writing my article out in Vancouver where I am Read The World Almanac The new 1974 World Almanac knows a lot about a lot of things: Sports, Government, Ecology, History, Politics, Personalities, Watergate, Personal Finance, Social Security and Medicare, Zip Codes, Consumer Information, the World since B.C. It's The Authority since 1868 and now it's bigger, with bigger type that's easier to read. It has indexed full-color maps of the world and the flags of all nations. It's indispensable in schools, homes, offices, libraries. To find a fact fast, read The 1974 World Almanac and Book of Facts, co-published by this newspaper as a public service. THE WORLD ALMANAC. BOOK OF FACTS Clip and mail this handy order form for your copy of The World Book Almanac! 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Each year, I recommend trying something different it may not be a recent introduction, but if you have never grown it before, then it is new to you. Why. not experiment with a few flowers that will give you color and pleasure indoors, especially during the long winter months. I am referring to the everlastings of which there are several kinds and varieties to choose from. And you may also add grasses, etc. to give that special touch to your indoor decor. Some favorite ones I have grown include helichrysum or strawflower, which is one of the most popular and so easy to grow. The seed may be started outdoors in the flower border, around the middle of May. These grow from 12 to 30 inches in height and come in many rich and beautiful colors. They grow best in full sun, providing a colorful display until frost. Cut before fully open and hang upside down in a cool, airy place. Globe amaranth or gomphrena is ideal for a hot, dry location such as a rock 'garden. This has clover like blooms in white, pink, red, purple, and grows 6 to 18 inches tall. A rather unusual everlasting is xeranthemum, another annual that grows well in a sunny spot. These have daisy like, silky flowers, either double or semi-double in charming colors of white and shades of pink, bright rose, red and purple. The stems are strong and wiry, reaching 24 inches in height. Acroclinium or helipterum has daisy like flowers, two inches in diameter, double or semi-double with strawy petals, growing in height to 15 inches. This is a very pretty everlasting in a bright, clear range of colors. For a change of shape, let's go from round to spikey. Statice makes a wonderful mixer with its immense masses of dainty flowers in mixed colors of apricot, blue, American beauty, white and yellow. These should be grown in a well-drained soil in full sun. The height is from 24 to 30 inches. An unusual and useful ornamental annual grass is Briza maxima or quaking grass, 18 inches in height. This has large nodding spikelets about one inch long, that tremble in the slightest breeze (hence the name quaking and may be used fresh or dried. Grow in full sun in any good garden earth, sowing seed outdoors the middle of May. Honesty or lunaria, 24 inches in height, is a biennial, that is the seeo! is sown one year, blooms the next and then dies down. It makes an attractive winter, indoor decoration with its unusual flattened, silvery seed pods. The Lunaria has pinkish mauve flowers. This is also called "money To expose the silvery central partition, remove the outer portion of the seed pod. Another very pretty statice I like is pink pokers (suworowi) with its rich pink flowering spikes, some growing straight and others in corkscrew fashion, making them, perfect for flower arranging. There are other everlastings, but these I have grown successfully and used in many beautiful arrangements and bouquets. Try some of them and you will be well rewarded when harvest time comes and you bring in all these beautiful flowers and grasses from your garden.