Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
6 THE UETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Ftbruary 15, 1974 WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES EFFECTIVE TILL CLOSING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 1974 FROZEN FOOD SPECTACULAR FOREMOST ICE CREAM flavors BANQUET FROZEN CREAM PIES Assorted Flivors 14oz.netwl SUNNY FROZEN ORANGE DRINK SrOQO ALPINE FROZEN BREAD DOUGH 5'sper QQO package GOVERNMENT 'ALBERTA GROWN' FROZEN CANADA GRADE 'A' WHOLE Ib. SNOW CAP FROZEN FRENCH FRIES SNOW CAP FROZEN HASH RROWNS 211. TEXAS GROWN GRAPEFRUIT RED ir WHITE LOBLAWS LIQUID DRESSING 8fl.lt. SAVE Coupon Good Until UBi HOME OF THE WEEK DE-SK3H RS-13S K 93 S4. FT. A good example in contemporary designing, full indoor-outdoor living. This beautiful ranch style with attached garage gives the impression of having been custom built for its surroundings. The living and dining areas are separated by a china cabinet and a divider of scored plywood and dowels. The living room has access to a spacious flagstone terrace. Note the large wardrobe in the master bedroom, cross ventilation in both bedrooms, and a natty little breakfast bar by corner windows in the kitchen, which, incidentally, very conveniently faces the street. The "piece de resistance" is a delightful barbecue and grill on the terrace, not shown on this illustration. HOME-04MPH HOME PLANNIM SERVICE 40 Jarvto St. Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 I endow (plus 25 cants handling A mailing) for "Home Designs for Canadians" BOOK 1. I enclose (plus 25 cents handling mailing) for "Home Designs for Canadians BOOK 2. I enclose SO cents (plus 15 cents handling mailing) for "INCOME HOMES" Please send free brochure showing sample of the Week" designs and other design books available. Please send an order form so that I may order building plans for the design shown above. NAME ADDRESS IETH Self-Fix-It garage can save you money CALGARY (CP) A do4t- yourself garage for motorists who want to reduce their vehicle maintenance expenses but lack the tools or facilities has been opened here. Aptly named the Auto Self- Fix-It Shop, the garage offers 12 fully-equipped work stalls complete with air hoses, jacks and moveable ramps for tinder-car work. Stalls rent for an hour and an extra will get the thrifty do-it-yourselfer a complete tool kit. Another will outfit him in coveralls. A lack of mechanical know- bow needn't deter _the motorist, shop manager Derek Belbin said in an interview. Repair manuals are available that detail how to do almost any minor job and if the patron needs help, shop staff can be called upon for advice. MOST TUNE CARS More than 800 motorists have taken advantage of the shop facilities since it opened in September, he said, most of them to tone their cars. "The whole thing is designed for people whose car has a minor breakdown and who can fix it themselves without taking it to a service station where, in most cases, it would cost them a small fortune. "Labor usually is about the most expensive item in minor repair jobs and it costs anywhere from 19 to IIS an hoar for labor at most local service stations." A minor tune up at the shop would cost the do-it-yourselfer from to depending whether he rented a tool kit, he said. If necessary, the shop can supply oil. transmission fluid and parts. The shop is not the exclusive domain of men, said shop owner Bill Wearmouth. "One night two women came in with their husbands and while the men walked around the car looking quite knowledgeable about the whole thing, the women did a complete tone-op." On another occasion a "well-dressed, attractive young woman" came into the shop, removed the starter from her car and replaced it, be said. And "she knew exactly what to do and what parts to order." A few people have rebuilt their car engines, he said, but a good knowledge of mechanics is needed for that. Mr. Wearmouth warned novice mechanics to read the repair manual carefully before dismantling their vehicles. "One night a man came in to change his thermostat and although the job only should have taken an hour to complete, be still was trying to figure it out three hours later." Those who want to clean their cars or steam their engines can rent a wash rack for an hour. There is no extra charge if the patron has to leave his vehicle overnight. The only jobs not allowed are those involving welding or spray painting. Mr. Wearmouth sees the shop as starting a trend towards more people doing their own minor repair work. "There's a heck of a lot of people in Calgary who would do work on their own cars if there was a place they could go." Tips on how to do it efficiently Drain water heater often By MR. FIX Somewhere on your water heater tank there's a sticker or tag telling you to drain the tank at regular intervals. Or maybe in the booklet that lists all the parts it advises you to do the same thing. You may be told to do this once a month or once every six months. Then there will be a reminder that there's a drain valve at the base of the tank. Presumably all you have to do is open the valve and let the water out. There's more to it than that. The purpose of draining is to get rid of the sediment that accumulates at the bottom of the tank. A build-up of sediment makes the heating of water less'efficient, shortens the life of the tank and can give you dirty water. The valve is threaded so that you can use a garden hose on it. Trying to drain the tank a bucket-full at a time is not practical. Fasten a hose to the valve and run the hose to a basement drain or lead it outside. Remember that the end of the hose must be lower than the valve. You can take off a gallon of water, a good monthly procedure, by just opening the valve briefly. But once every six months and never less than once a year the tank should be drained and refilled. There are two pipes and two valves at the top of the tank. One is the cold water inlet through which the tank is filled. The other is the one through which the hot water leaves the tank. Open a hot CON NEC! HOSE FROM TANK TO BASEMENT DRAIN TURN OFF HEAT TURN OFF COLD WATER OPEN VALVE AND LET RUN water faucet and get the water flowing and you can tell which pipe is which by just touching them. Next turn off the heat. On a gas fired tank find the pilot switch which will be in the "on" position. The other two are "off" and "pilot." Turn it to "pilot." In this position the burner will be off but the pilot will remain on. On an electric tank the heat is turned off by turning off the nearby or pair of switches. With the hose in place open the valve and let the water run out. Not all of the sediment will come out with the water. To stir it up and get it out turn on the cold water valve full while the valve is open. Keep it on until the flow of water is full strength. Then turn if off. Dp this several times and you will get rid of most of the sediment. With the tank drained, close the valve and turn on the cold water. Open a hot water faucet and leave it open until the water comes out. Close it. Open and close each of the other hot water faucets the same way to get rid of the air that has accumulated in the pipes. Remember to turn the pilot light back to on. Turn the electricity back on for your electric tank. V.1 I Your garden Great appeal for children THINK SPRING! Because of the popularity of Begonias and the wonderful display they give in the garden, etc. this will be my topic for this week. It certainly doesn't seem like gardening weather however, those with greenhouses or other places to start a few plants, now is the time to start thinking about Begonias the fibrous type, or Begonia semperflorens. These are very beautiful and showy, excellent as pot plants, either indoors or out and are used extensively in beds or borders in either sun or semi- shade. They have a neat, compact habit giving continuous bloom throughout the season outdoors or in. A good mixture for sowing. the seeds in consists of 2 parts loam, 1 part each of peat moss and sand, all put through a very fine sieve. Or you could use equal parts of loam, peat moss and sand with the addition of vermiculite equal to the amount of the other three ingredients. The seeds are very, very fine approximately two million per ounce. Don't be surprised, when you open the envelope and they seem hard to find, or there seems to be so few. Adding a little fine sand to the package will fascilitate easier sowing. After filling the flat with the compost, set it in a container of water to which has been added a soil sterilant to prevent "damping-off" of the tiny seedlings. As soon as the moisture begins to show on the surface of the soil. remove and let drain for a few minutes. Carefully sow the seeds and press them down gently into the compost. One thing to remember is the seeds need light to germinate satisfactorily, so do not even cover with paper or earth, only a piece of glass to prevent the soil from drying out. Keep flat in a temperature of around 65 degrees F. In about two weeks the tiny seedlings will begin to break through the earth. They may come up in clumps, as it is quite difficult for those who are not familiar with handling the minute seeds to sow evenly, bat don't worry as they are easily separated at time of pricking out. Do not overwater and be very careful when applying moisture as you could break the "baby" plants. At this stage they are rather fragile, bet once they are "pricked out" into other flats or pots, they really grow. When germination has taken place, remove the glass and put the flat in a plastic bag to give the young seedlings the humidity they require. Do not close too tightly and keep out of direct son. Water weekly with a solution of 10-52-17 at the rate of one tbsp. to a gallon of water. It will take some time, six to eight weeks, before they are ready to be pricked oat, but when large enough to do so, gently pull plants apart and transplant. Before a frost in the fall, bring some of the potted plants indoors for a colorful display, repotting if necessary in a mixture of 2 parts loam and 1 part each of peat moss and sand with the addition of a little bonemeal and pulverized manure. Feed about once a month with a complete house plant fertilizer to keep the plants strong and healthy. For additional plants, slips may be taken off, which root quite readily. Towards the end of February, you can start the tuberous Begonias. I like to have a variety, including single, double, camellia, ruffled, pendula, etc. types, which are available in many beautiful colors. To start tubers, put in peat moss or a mixture of peat moss with a little earth or coarse sand. Make sure the depression side is facing up, and almost completely cover them. Keep the peat-moist, but not overly wet, in a warm spot of about 70 degrees F. to help break dormancy. Do not get any water in the hollow part as this could cause rotting of the tubers. Signs of life should be evident in three weeks, more or less. When the leaves have developed and have reached a height of three to four inches, carefully lift the tubers and put into a five or six inch pot, or one with a diameter approximately three times the size of the tuber. Later move to an eight inch container. Begonias are rich feeders so use a mixture of 2 parts loam, one part each of peat moss and coarse sand with the addition of some pulverized manure and a little bonemeal. Apply a water soluble fertilizer once a week or a fish fertilizer Do not put Tuberous Begonias in hot sun or the leaves will be burnt. Put out of doors when all danger of frost is over and then sit back and enjoy these delightful and colorful plants Herald At Home Clothes tree for children By DONALD R. BRANN Parents who experience difficulty teaching children to take better care of their clothes, should try a combination of craftsmanship plus word imagery. Both provide a psychological method of making contact with the mind of a child. A case in point is this easy to build wood giraffe clothes tree. When built according to the full size pattern offered below it creates a new character in the life of a child. To make an effective contact with the child's mind, the pattern contains a Mother Goose style of story that tells how a stubborn little fellow refused to hang up his clothes. His mother kept insisting but he refused. He wouldn't do this and be wouldn't do that until one night he dreamed he had turned into a wooden clothes tree, one who helped little boys and girls hang up their clothes every night before going to bed. The giraffe has great appeal and the Mother Goose type yarn equal charm. Together they make an excellent addition for every child's room and life. The full size pattern offered below provides full size cutting and painting guides that practically insure professional results. Send in cheque or money order (no stamps please) to Carpentry Dept.. The Lethbridge Herald. P.O. Box 4090. Postal Station A, Toronto. Ontario, MSW 1M9. for Giraffe Clothes Tree Pattern No. 34. (Copyright 1974. 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