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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, December 12, 1970 Know lioiv to make simple repairs Proper care for your appliances lly Bill. FIX WITH the costs of servicing appliances going up and with more and more of them in use, it's a good idea to have a working knowledge of simple repairs. Also, regular mainte- nance will make the need for repairs less likely. Check the manufacturer's in- structions thoroughly. Proper use will lengthen the life of any appliance. Look over Ihe trou- ble-shooting list included with most instructions. The remedy for the problem you have could be quite simple. When an electrical appliance fails to work the first thing to do is check the cord and elec- trical connections. The prongs OP the plug may require a flight bending apart so that the plug fits more snuggly in the outlet. Check the outlet as well. If vou don't have a neon tester or a pig-tail socket use a night light you know is good or plug in some lamp that has been working properly. If a fuse has blown out see if removing one or more elec- trical items from that particu- lar circuit will help matters. YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. POIXSETTIA rpVEHY YEAR, after Christ- mas, people begin won- dering how to take care of their gift plants. To ensure the prop- er attention throughout the growing period and to keep your plants looking lovely as long as possible, I am writing Uiis article now in order to save you worrying later on. When a poinsettia is received it is usually in first-class condi- tion. If you are purchasing a plant yourself, choose one that is compact and has green foli- age right down the stem to the soil line. This indicates a good speciman. If the buttons in the centre of the plant have started to develop on small stems, or are spreading apart or producing pollen, the plant's life is partly over. The poinsettia plant, the bo- tanical name of which is Euph- orbia puicherrima, is a great favorite. Some believe that the colorful leaf-like bracts of scar- let, pink or creamy-white are the flowers. Actually, the flow- ers are rather insignificant looking, growing in the centre of the bracts. The double flow- ering and creamy-white poiri- settias remain in bloom the longest. Hyrbridizers have been crossing the white with the reds, thus producing a more superior type of plant. With the introduction of newer speci- mens, we can now have plants blooming for us up until early June sometimes even later. The Mikkelsen poinsettia is a great improvement over older varieties. The poinsettia is rather easy to keep healthy. Give them lots of light and sun and plenty of moisture (warm water is They also require a tempera- ture of 70 degrees F. during the day and from 60 to 65 degrees F. at night. What causes the leaves to turn yellow and drop off? Three factors contribute to this: 1. The plant has been subjected to a draft. 2. The temperature has been kept too cool. 3. The plant has been al- lowed to dry out. To keep the poinsettia over Young, F.R.H.S. until next season requires only a minimum of time and care. When flowering has ceased and the bracts and leaves have begun to lose color, gradually withhold water, but not to the extent the stems shrivel. These may be cut back part way. The plant should be kept in a cool part of the house 45 to 50 degrees F. is satisfac- tory. Some time in May, repot in a mixture of three parts loam, one part coarse sand and one part peat moss (leaf mold is better if obtainable) with the addition of a little manure or complete fertilizer. Water thoroughly. You can cut back now or do this before repotting, leaving about four to six inches to a good bud. Give good light and a temperature of 60 to 65 degrees F. (no lower than 60 degrees Soon new buds will appear. Try to keep a reg- ular schedule of watering, feed- ing and the proper tempera- ture to avoid leaf-drop. Fertil- ize about once a month, twice if no extra nutrients were mixed in the compost. The following paragraph is quite important. Many flowers need certain lengths of day and night in order to set flower buds. Poinsettias normally set their flower buds when day and night are of about equal length. Ordinarily, after October 1, no extra light is given. Under these conditions flowering takes place some time in November, unless you are fortunate and blooming takes place around Christmas. To have these plants flowering as near to Christmas as possible, start about the middle of September, when light conditions (day and night) are more or less equal, and sup- ply an additional 2 hours of artificial light. Continue this, using a 60 W. bulb suspended about 30'' above the plant until the end of September. Then, to about October 15, give 3 hours additional light. After this, do not expose plants (o extra light as the buds are now forming to bloom tor Christmas. Poinset- tias are extremely sensitive to light such as flashlights, 645 BUYS THE NEWEST IDEA IN SNOWMOBILES... THE COMPACT ELAN! Ski-Doo does it again! The company that invented the snowmobile invents a totally new concept... Elan, tho compact snowmobile, fj Perfect for the first time snowmobiler or the family that wants more than one. rj Elan is an easy handling, full-performance, full sizo track machine. Q The lowest priced Ski-Doo snowmobile1 ever, n Available with manual start... or electric start for S100 more. Q Size one up soon, BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Avenue South LETHBRIDGE, Alia. ANDERSON SUPPLY UD. Box 158 WARNER, Alia. The sfgn ol Ihe finest one slop snopprng centra for winter sportswear, accessories, parts and street lights and even the lights from a passing car. Mrs. K. When should I start the Carefree Geranium seed? Last year I planted them in February but they did not bloom until quite late. be assured of early blooms, start your seed around the end of December. Mrs. W. 1 had a lovely poinsettia plant last Christmas but the leaves kept turning yel- low and dropping off. I hope to get another one this yea'r, but would like to know how to care for it. Ans. A complete article on poinsettias will be in the De- cember 11 issue of the paper. All questions should be sent with self-addressed, stamped envelope to Mrs. I. R. Young, 3620 Centre B. ST. N. W. Calgary 43. Cback the cord. There may be a hidden short in it. If the lamp or appliance goes on and off when the cord is moved this is probably the trouble. Bend I he cord a short section at a lime until you find the part of it lhat makes the lamp flicker. If Ihe cord is old. replacing it is wiser than repairing it. Check the point at which the cord is connected to the ap- pliance. The connection might be loose. Extension cords can give trouble. If you are using one on a motor-driven appliance and the appliance slows down at times this may be the result of a power drop because of a long and light-weight extension. Try plugging the appliance directly into the outlet. Motors that run hot or slow may be in need of lubrication. Follow manufacturer's instruc- tions. Small appliances gen- erally need frequent oiling. That does not mean a lot of oil. Generally just a drop of light machine oil is needed at each oiling point each time. Large motors may need oiling once or twice a year. If the motor is in a sealed housing, leave it alone. It is self-lubricating. Heating and rapid wear are caused by dirt. Wipe motors frequently and vacuum out ac- cumulations of dust. The motor on an upright vacuum cleaner also turns a brush in addition to providing a vacuum. Check the belt to the brush. It may be worn or bro- ken. Clip off bits of thread and lint that get tangled around the brush. Empty the bag frequently. A vacuum with a full bag will not pull. When a refrigerator runs too long it may be leaking all- around the door gasket. Close the door on a sheet of paper. If you can pull it out easily, the gasket is defective. Location also may cause a refrigerator to overwork. Move it away from the stove or radia- tor if that's where it is lo- cated. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Mixing oi tires can 'OUS The Canada Safety Council I ere' Manual or of reputable tire warns motorists of the danger of mixing different types of automobile tires. This affects snow tires which many motor- ists are now buying. The danger ot intermixing has increased sharply because j dealers. New tires should be mounted on the rear for better traction and handling and HOME OF THE WEEK This pleasing three bedroom home features corner windows bED EM DESIGN No. CH-6-13 1200 Sq.Ft. excellent -r traffic circulation, and an at- tached garage with sheltered terrace at the rear. There is provision for an additional washroom in the basement. The simple roof line reduces the cost of construction, and adds to the charm of this in- teresting Design. House would require a 75 foot lot, 60" without the garage. The construction is brick veneer but the blueprints include complete details for HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARVIS STREET, TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design No. CH-W8 building brick. in frame or solid Production of flour decreases OTTAWA (CP) The amount o[ wheat milled into flour in Canada last October was down nine per cent to hun- dredweight from dur- ing the previous month, Domin- ion Bureau of Statistics reported today. The total was 11 per cent below the ten-year average pro- duction of hundred- weight for (he month. The decrease, however, was not reflected in the amount ot flour milled during the current crop to October. Millings amounted to hundredweight during the three months of the crop year, relatively unchanged from the produced during the same three months in 1969. Or enclosed please find Sl.OO for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Third trnn and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS (Left.) Nativity scene family project Christmas is traditionally a season of enjoyment and reli- gious meaning, and anyone who loves the spirit that is Christ- mas will enjoy building this life size Nativity Scene. It's ideal 50 miles. For the highest degree of of the large number of different! safety, fit all four wheels with new tire types and sizes. because they differ greatly in performance when supporting similar loads, in then- side slip- page and even in braking. Be- cause of these differences, tile vehicle's handling characteris- tics may be seriously affected by intermixing the tires. Tests show the most common effect of intermixing tires is a fishtailing, weaving condition. The Canada Safety Council advises motorists to follow the recommendations in the Own- should be broken in by limiting j for a family, neighborhood or speed to 60 mph for the first church project. The full size patterns for this Nativity Scene make it really easy to build. You need only trace the pattern parts out on wood, s'aw them out, then put them together. Actually the cut- ting of the figures, painting and assembly will provide everyone with hours of creative enjoyment. the same type of tire bias, The tires should not be mixed belted-bias or radial ply. This applies to snow tires if your 'Hiding' Fish The South African skaamoogs, a liny species of the shark fam- ily (usually less than three feet attempt to dissuade pred- ators by curling their tails over their heads and hiding their regular tires are bias, fit bias snow tires on the rear wheels. It is exceptionally dangerous to intermix bias, belted-bias or radial ply tires on wheels on the same axle. It is similarly most dangerous to intermix rad- ial tires or Ihe new series'' tires with other tire sixes or types. They should be used in I complete sets. The radial or "60 series" tires should not be applied to any vehicle unless they are ap- proved by the tire or vehicle manufacturer. Car owners who insist on tak- ing a chance by intermixing tires should at least ensure that tires of the same type are mounted on wheels on the same axle, the Canada Safety Council ed along with a list of needed materials. When completed, the Nativity Scene stands over 8 feet high by 12 feet wide and makes a most impressive display. To obtain the full size pat- tern No. 410 for the Nativity See n e, send ?7.00 in cash, cheque or money order (no stamps please) to Carpentry Dept, The Lethbridge Herald, Box 806 Adelaide St. P.O. To- ronto 1, Ontario. Also available for is a catalogue listing many more Christmas display projects and over 300 other pattern projects and home im- The directions are easy to Pavement books, understand and a series of il- lustrations showing the various j stages of construction is includ- i not foil, the tree is fresh. (Some species, spruce, for cxomplc, do not teioirt intiir rictulei well. Tim !S characteristic of the tree and docs not necessarily reflect o laclc of tiness.) Feel the bottom of the stump, t On fresh trees it feels soppy moist, f Hera art some lips from the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service for choosing a Christmas tree thot yil) Building design fault blamed tor hotel fire EDMONTON (CP) The Al- berta Fire Commissioner said today that "the deficiency ot building design" in the York Hotel in Calgary allowed a re- cent fire to spread through con- cealed spaces and ventilal i n g ducts. The result was extensive dam- age to the building "and it took all the resources of the fire de- partment to prevent loss ot life and bring the fire under con- Commissioner A. E. Brid- ges said in a prepared state- ment. Hotel owners should review Ihe effectiveness of fire con- trol construction, he said. "Even in existing buildings the addition of necessary fire dampers and smoke detectors in duct work, or the provision ot automatic sprinkler protection in concealed spaces above ban- quet rooms or bars would be a reasonable snfp.guard for the good management and the safe- ty of the premises." 'Isle of Thieves' iiow Marialias Ferdinand Magellan, who discovered the Marianas in 1521, was angered when the na- tives attacked his ship and named the archipelago Las Islas de Los Ladrones (Isle of Spanish missionaries settled there in 16G7 and re- named the islands Marianas to honor Maria Anna of Austria, widow of Philip IV ot Spain, Editor's Note The Her- ald docs not handle Ihcsc blueprints and it is necessary lo send requests for them to the alrave address in Toronto. Please write the address as printed. (Copyright 1970. Toronto Star Syndicate.) Unmitigated madness halted as midi forced to bail out VANCOUVER (CP) The votes have been counted, the men have won and some pas- sengers travelling aboard CP Air flights may soon see more thigh in the sky, it was learned here. When the airline introduced its midi non-uniform look ear- lier this year lovers of the -fe- male gam set up a howl from coast to coast. The airline decided to take a vote on the matter. The re- sults: hate, love the midi look. Statistically, 86 per cent of the voters op- posed the midi. Airline president John C. Gil- mer said the midi would disap- pear from executive jet flight cabins as soon as it could be replaced. 'Latin dying like dodo bird.' CALGARY (CP) "Latin is dying like the dodo bird" and no longer justifies its place in the curriculum of studies for Alberta schools, says Robert Warren, chief superintendent of Calgary schools. He made the comment at a public school board meeting here in response to a question from trustee Harold Guilder- son, who asked why Latin is disappearing as a subject of study in Alberta. "If a subject is on the curri- culum, it must be utilitarian, or be valuable for mental dis- cipline, or serve a decorative Dr. Warren said. "Latin no longer does any of these things." He also said nobody speaks Argentinians big beef eaters In Argentina, the annual per capita consumption of beef is over 200 pounds, while in Aus- tralia and New Zealand it is 100 to 130 pounds. In Canada j and the United States it' amounts to between 80 and 90 pounds. Latin today and the medical profession doesn't need it for pre-medical education require- ments. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Tornadoes are caused by violent convection resulting from intense heating of the ground, aided by opposing of greatly different temperatures. The World Almanac notes that torna- does rotating winds attain velocities estimated at 200 miles per hour. The energy of a single tornado has been: estimated at 100 million kilowatts equal to one- third the U.S. electrical outi put. If you plan to build call Pustaseri Construction Ltd. "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Street S. Phone 327-7663, 327-5905 ALEX PUSTASERI WHEN YOU BUY FOR A UFETIME-INSIST ON THE BEST-A PUSTASERI HOME Have a Very Merry Christmas With a New 1971 TOYOTA COROLLA I I 6'if t i I i No Charge for t Grip Tiros 9 Block Heater Whitewall Tirej AUTOMATIC AVAILABLE Wo will play Santo Glaus and deliver Christmas gift wrapped! NO DOWN PAYMENT O.A.C. Santa Price 1889 TOYOTA TRAVEl CENTRE Located at General Farm Supplies Phone 327-3165 ;