Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, August LETHBRIDGE Herald At Home Lawn treatment Bare spots on the lawn (right) can be prepared to accept fresh seed by scarifying with a spade or other tool. Chop the soil thoroughly every half-inch or so and spread fresh seed. Then cover lightly with soil after seeding. HOME OF THE WEEK THE WORLD ALMANAC BOOK OF FACTS 1974 New Larger Type Comptefery Revised Best SelHrtQ Reference For Over A Century For the student who needs everything All his facts in one place, that is! The 1974 edition of The World Almanac is the one single-volume reference that most students cannot afford to be without. It contains facts, figures and information about hundreds of subjects often as- signed as classroom projects or home- work study. Keep the facts on hand and keep up to date with current facts with the 1974 edition of the famous World Alma- nac. There's nothing else like it! if you prefer to pick up your copy, The World Almanac is available at The Lethbridge Herald Business Office for per copy. Clip and mail handy order form for your copy of The World Almanac. Please mail......Copies of The World Almanac. I am enclosing plus 35C for handling and mailing charges for each copy. NAME ADDRESS CITY Mail to: The Lcthbridgc Herald P.O. Box 670, Lethbridge DESIGN D2-561 Sq. Ft.-Each Apart- ment The contemporary two- family dwelling illustrated this week, could be readily adapted to any single family residential area where zoning permits such duplex houses. Each unit has two bedrooms. First and second floor arrangements are identical. The front entrance and ground floor hall are shared by both families. The sweeping roofhne crowns the two storey duplex as it slopes down over the single storey segment the two-car garage. For easy maintenance ver- tical siding and brick sheathe the exterior. Ceiling high windows ad- mit plenty of sun to both dwellings. Note the separate stairs to basement and direct access to garage from each apartment. Tidy, convenient and contemporary, this duplex offers one way to beat the cost of housing by providing both housing and income for a small family. Plans for Design D2-561 cost for the first set, each additional set and are supplied by return mail. Two new books "Home Designs for Canadians" are available at this newspaper office for each or by mail (see coupon 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 storev. Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes (Ontario residents add 7 per cent Sales Tax on all Order books from: Home Planning, 40 Jarvis St., Toron- to, Ontario. CAR PRICES SOAR MILAN (AP) Alfa Romeo, the state-controlled Italian automaker, announced increases ranging from five to nine per cent in the price of its models starting Thursday It was the third raise by Alfa Romeo this year Prices of Italian cars on the Italian market have gone up more than 30 per cent since January. HOMEO-6RAPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 Jarvie St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 D I enclose (plus for handling) for Home Designs for Canadians" Book 1 (homes up to 1.8SO sq ft) D I enclose (plus for handling) for Home Designs for Canadians" Book 2 (larger homes, vacation homes) x D Please send free brochure showing sample Home of the Week' designs and other design books available D Please send an order form so I may order building plans for design No shown above NAME ADDRESS (Please Print) LETH By Isabella H Young, F.R.H.S. There has been quite a lot of research being conducted as to whether or not plants do have feelings. I have been reading some rather interesting articles on this subject and there has been much controversy regarding it. In an English weekly, it was stated that Russian scientists had discovered startling new evidence that plants have feelings and even memories. They used ex- tremely sensitive electronic devices and when plants were connected to these, tests showed that one lot actually screamed when the roots were put in hot water. One of the professors, who headed a research team, reported that with the electronic devices that were being used, they were able to establish that roots of plants contract like the muscles of a human heart. As far back as 1959, an American scientist living in Britain claimed that tomatoes could feel pain and could even worry like humans do. With the use of electronic instruments, the tomato reacted strongly when a knife was stuck into it. Have you ever talked to your plants? Some people do, without realizing it, and others do it in fun some are quite serious. A woman in Worcester, England, had wonderful success with her hydrangeas until she moved into a new home, and then they stopped blooming. She contacted' several nurseries and nobody seemed able to help her. One day her daughter-in-law made the comment that she knew of a lady who talked and sang to her plants. It was worth a try, so this lady from Any resemblance our Corona SR bears to an economy car ends with good gas mileage The "economy" cars you've heard about just don't have stan- dard equipment like this 5-speed stick shift. Electro-Sensor-Panel, electnc rear window defroster, ra- dial tires, tachometer, centre con- sole fold-down rear seat and a rally-type clock (To name just a few) It's one car that's been de- signed specifically to bridge the gap between big car and small car In such a way that even the die- hard big car owner will feel he hasn t given up a thing At this price, that's really nifty Corona models available for immcdiak' delivery 2 and 4 door Se- dans 2-door Hardtop and SR.5-door Wagon Nifty. SR Toyota Corona SR suggested list pnce Does not include destination and de- livery charges, licence and provincial tax because these factors vary from region to region Toyota FOB points Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver TOYOTA See how much car your money can buy. Worcester sang to them, and even threatened them to the point if they didn't buck up they would be thrown out. After about a week of this treatment she was quite sur- prised one day when she saw about a dozen blooms starting to come. She wondered which did the trick her singing or threatening. Some botanists are, however, doubtful that plants have nerves, and others feel they are not competent to comment on the Russian ex- periments. In Madras, scientists have published findings that raised the eyebrows of gardeners. Plots 8 feet by 4 feet were ex- cavated to a depth of 3 feet. The soil taken out was mixed thoroughly and returned to the plots All the plants were given the same cultural care. All the plots were the same radish seed. Twenty-four hours after sowing, one set of plots were treated to wave sounds for thirty minutes a day. A difference in germination was not seen, but ten days later, the musically treated plots showed that growth was stronger and quicker When the crops were lifted the average yield from 100 plants in the musically treated plots was 72 ounces. Those that were 500 feet from the sound waves averaged 15 ounces. It would be interesting to try some experiments yourself. Who knows! I have gone into my greenhouse and without perhaps realizing it. told some of my plants they were lovely or beautiful and my friends and neighbors are always asking why my plants seem to be so much nicer and healthier looking than theirs. I really don't know what the answer is except that I like working with plants and see them as something lovely and beautiful. Even vegetables look "beautiful" to me. Q. Could you please tell me why the leaves on my rubber plant keep dropping off. ANS. Low humidity is the cause of many house plant problems. Many people tend to overpot their plants, putting them in too large a pot for the size of the plant Overwatering will also cause the leaves to fall, as will letting the plant dry out for any length of time You have to strike a happy medium Snip off the top of your plant to help make it branch out LICORICE HARMFUL OTTAWA (CP) The federal health department has warned of a potential danger of overuse of licorice which can have serious side effects for elderly people or those suf- fering heart or kidney ailments About 50 times as sweet as sugar, the liquid ex- tract is used extensively in drug preparation to "disguise what otherwise would be dis- tasteful medication Now you can do a professional caulking job at home. Premium caulks from Tremco, the company that makes sealants for the world's tallest buildings. A full selection of indoor and outdoor caulks. Free instruction book. Look for the Tremco Caulk Centre in your 'paint, hardware or home-centre store.