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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 26, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 - THI IIWBHID01 NMAID - fridqy, February 26, 1971 HOME OF THE WEEK This small home, with its unique arrangement and spacious rooms, is a fine example of what can be accomplished by proper planning. The separate entry hall leads into a large living room which includes bookcases built on either side of the fireplace. There are lots of extra closets and a pleasant and roomy kitchen in the front corner of the house with entry to the basement or side door. Construction is a combination of stone veneer and vertical boards but could be built in all Brick Veneer or Frame. Design suitable for electric heating. Could be built on 50 Ft. lot - 60 foot with an attached Garage. HOMOGRAF CO. OF CANADA 40 JARVIS ST. at KING EAST TORONTO 1, ONTARIO ( ) Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design No. 45 ( ) Or enclosed please find $1.00 (plus 25 cents for handling and mailing) for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Third Edition-Suburban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME .. ADDRESS (Leth.) Race with logs Brazil's Kraho Indians participate in grueling log races as a semireligious sport. Logs weigh from 20 to 200 pounds and teams run with them for distances of two and three miles. Lots Of Asparagus About 175,000 tons of aspara gas are produced annually in the United States, with almost 60,000 tons going to the fresh market and more than 115,000 tons sold for processing. YOUR GARDEN TAX TIPS Questions and Aniw.ri Q. I am over 65 years of age and no longer contribute to the Canada Pension Plan. Do I still have to have a Social Insurance Number? A. Yes. Originally it was required only by those taxpayers making contributions to the Canada Pension Plan but now it is required by all those who file an Income Tax Return. Application forms for Social Insurance Numbers are available from any Post Office, District Taxation Office, Unemployment Insurance Office or office of the Department of Health and Welfare. Q. What should I do about my income tax return if my address has changed since last year? A. If your address is now different, make the necessary changes on your income tax return and do this in the "Correction" area immediately below the label. Also, be sure it is the labelled return that you send to the Data Centre. If you have claimed a refund on your tax return, write to your District Taxation Office informing them of the change of address Many refund cheques are de- Th!� column hai b*tn pr�partd by the Calgary District Office, Department of National Revenue, Taxation. It Includes answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Where unusual circumstances render the answers Inadequate to your needs, use your Income Tax Guide. If you are still In need of help, write to NATIONAL REVENUE, TAXATION, | 70S 8th Ave. S.E., Calgary 21, Alberta for additional Information. layed each year as a result of taxpayers changing their addresses after filing, and not notifying their District Office of this change. Q. On my personalized Income tax return there is a number printed on the label with my name and address. What is this number and should quote it if I have to get In touch with the Income Tax Department? A. The number which is printed on the form with your name and address is a special account number which is made up from letters of your surname, your date of birth and other identifying factors. This number enables us to positively identify you, and also enables the computer to match your return with that of last year and thus speed up the processing of your current re turn. Your social insurance number is also shown on the income tax return and, in any correspondence with the Taxation Department, it is impor tant to use the account num ber or social insurance num ber so that you will avoid any unnecessary delay. Doorbells easy to repair By MR. FIX The doorbell always rings when you don't want it to. There are worse things however. Like not having the beU work at all. Repairing a doorbell is one of the simpler tasks around the house. Likeliest spot for trouble is the push button. Remove it with a screwdriver. You can then examine the back of it. Both wires should be connected firmly to the terminal screws behind the button. If one is off, you have found the trouble right away. If both wires are properly connected, hold the screwdriver blade so that it touches both terminals at the same time. If you can hear the bell now, the trouble is with the push button. Contact points behind the button cap may need cleaning, something you can do with a bit of sandpaper. If you can't get at the contact points, discard the push button and install a new one. They are inexpensive. If the trouble is not at that end, then you will have to check the electrical source. Ordinary house current is too strong for a doorbell, so it is stepped down by means of a transformer. You will find the transformer by following the bell wire, single strand wire that is thinner than regular house wire. The transformer will be fastened to the ceiling of the basement somewhere or near the fuse box. There are primary terminals and secondary terminals on a transformer. The primary terminals have the house wiring attached. Stay clear of those. The secondary terminals are for the beU wire leading to the button. You can check these - and only these - with the blade of your screwdriver. A tiny spark when you touch the blade across both terminals indicates the transformer is O.K. The bell itself could be causing trouble. Connections may be loose or contacts dirty. Maybe the contacts are not making contact. You may find broken parts on examination. If you cannot clean or repair the bell replace it. If the trouble is not with the bell, check the wiring. There may be breaks in R, or some point where the bare wire is exposed, causing a short. If the wire is suspect, replace it with new. Since it runs through floors and walls, the easiest way is to fasten the new wire to the old and pull the old wire out, pulling in the new at the same time. The likeliest trouble spots are the button and the bell. Transformers seldom wear out and unless the wire has been subject to rubbing', there Isn't much that is going to go wrong with it. You can prevent trouble by partodically checking bell and button, especially if performance is erratic. Make certain terminal screws are kept tight and that contacts are clean and you are not likely to have any trouble. (Newspaper Enterprise Asia.) If you plan to build call... Pustaseri Construction Ltd* "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Street S. Phone 327*7663, 327-3905 ALEX PUSTASERI WHEN YOU BUY FOR A UFETIME-1NSIST ON THE BEST-A PUSTASERI HOME By Isabelle R. STARTING DAHLIAS TJWARF bedding dahlias pro- duce masses of brilliant colors in the garden and are ideal for lovely bouquets in the home or elsewhere. They are extremely easy to grow from seed. Some time around the beginning of March is the time to start these. Recommended varieties include Umvins Dwarf Hybrids, 13 to 24 inches, with semi-double flowers in a wide range of colors; Early Bird, 12 inches, a dwarf form of Un-wins Dwarf Hybrids; Coltness Hybrids, 18 inches, these are single flowers coming in many beautiful colors; Pompon mixed, 36 inches; Sunburst mixed, 24 inches, double and semi-double flowers in many colors; Extra Dwarf Exhibition, 15 inches, double and single flowers Young, F.R.H.S. in a wide range of colors. The giant double and cactus flowered should be sown now if they are to bloom this year. Sow the seeds in 2 parts loam, 1 part peat moss and 1 part coarse sand, or 1 part loam, 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite. Another media is equal parts of loam, peat moss and sand with the addition of vermiculate, equal to the amount of the other three ingredients. After sowing, keep in a temperature of 65 to 75 degrees F. When the seed has germinated and the second pair of leaves appear transplant into individual three to four inch pots, using both the strong and weak plants. The weaker seedlings usually produce the best colors. If necessary, transplant again into larger pots and fi- Construct modern furniture easily Those who admire the current trend in furniture design will find an economical way of building comparable units by following step-by-step directions outlined in the new book on furniture building. Everything from handsome room dividers, bookcases to stereo cabinets can be assembled either as free-standing units or wall to wall built-ins. Units can be built from floor to ceiling or any height and length desired. Directions ox-plain construction with four or move legs for free-standing units or with single legs when fastened to a wall. The only materials required are 1 inch aluminum square tubing and 1 inch angle plus i inch prefin-ished plywood. With step-by-step directions and illustrations, amateurs can build like pres. Through a simple and ingenious method of construct i o n, any size unit can be built and fastened to poles with no on the job finishing required. The pre-finished hardwood plywood specified can be cut to size directions specify, then fastened in place with no tedious finishing required. The book offered below tells how to build units for a living room, den, dining area or bedroom. Many different combinations can be assembled by following directions provided. Send $1.50 in cash, cheque or money order for Book No. ii7 How to Build Contemporary Furniture to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald Box B06 Adelaide St. P.O. Toronto 1, Ont. Editor's Note - The Herald docs not handle these blueprints and it is necessary to send requests for them to the above address in Toronto. Please write the address as printed. (Copyright 1971 Toronto Star Syndicate) nally set out into the garden sometime in June when all danger of frost is over, hardenin;.', plants off first. Plants require full sunlight for best results, ample supplies of moisture in a well-drained soil, and should be sheltered from strong winds. A rich soil is best and if well-rotted manure has not been dug into the bed the previous fall, a high phosphorous fertilizer may be used. An oversupply of nitrogen will cause lush foliage growth at the expense of the flowers. Tuberous dahlias are started a little later, some time around the beginning of April. If extra early plants are required take the tubers out of storage the end of February or early in March and put in a flat or box filled with moist peat moss. When the shoots are three inches long take a sharp knife and cut them off making sure each piece has a part of the original stem at its base. These are then put into a mixture of moist sand and peat moss in a warm place. When growth commences they may be potted up Into three or four inch pots. In this way the plants get an early start before setting out into the garden. This week T received the 1971 Edition of the Prairie Garden with its very attractive cover. It is available from 92 Queens-ton St., Winnipeg, Man. or from most seed outlets, at a cost of $1.35 per copy. This book contains 120 pages featuring Diseases, Pests and Weeds, Fruits, Landscaping, Indoor Plants. Outdoor Plants, Trees and Snubs, Vegetables, Nature Trail, Gardening Courses in Winnipeg, Dandelion Greens, The South Sask, River Project, and the new booty hor-tus Features written by H. F. Harp. The Canadian National African Violet Show will be held in Victoria, B.C. in September 1971. The articles are most interesting and enlightening and I read them with much enthusiasm. This book should be cf tremendous interest and value to all gardeners - young and old, novice or professional and is a great addition to any reference library. On page 116 there is also a list of recommended books for western gardeners, including a review on : the one written by my husband ) and myself entitled "Better i Ways To Successful Gardening I In Western Canada", which is i available from the Lethbridge ! Herald at $3.95 plus .:iO cents , for mailing and handling. I > � i j Mr. P. - When can 1 trans-; plant my Mountain Ash. It is ' only a small tree and I would ! like to move it. j Ans. - You can do this some time in April as soon as the soil is workable. Any questions should be sent with self-addressed, stamped envelope to - Mrs. I. R. Young, Centre B. St. N.W. Cal-1 gary 43. YouVe changed* You're in a mood to demand a lot more for your money. Good* WeVe changed. We've made mid-size Chevelle fit your mood even better. Chevelle r Chevelle has always been one of Canada's most popular mid-size cars. So there's no way we'd make any drastic changes in the 1971 Chevelle. What we did was make a few improvements. STARTING AT THE BEGINNING. We re-styled the grille and the front bumper. There are big, new, brighter, single Power-Beam headlights. And new front fender lights do triple-duty by serving as parking, turn-signal and side marker lights. INSIDE. The steering wheel has a cushioned centre and there are softer and safer instrument panel knobs. Interiors are restyled for 71 with new patterns. New trim, too. MECHANICALLY SPEAKING. Two big anti-pollution improvements. An Evaporation Control System minimizes evaporation of fuel into the atmosphere. And Chevelle's engines are designed to operate efficiently, and with lower exhaust emissions, on low-lead, no-lead, or regular fuels. You've changed. You're more concerned about clean air. So are we. THE OUTSIDE STORY. Very bright, with a choice of 15 Magic-Mirror acrylic lacquer colors-13 all new for 1971. And to wrap it all up, a resculptured rear bumper (looks good, doesn't it?) with built-in taillights. That's the 1971 Chevelle. The mid-size car that gives you big-size value. Just what you're in the mood for. Right? Make the change to Chevelle! At your Chevrolet dealer's, today. Soma ot the equipment illustrated is optional at extra cost. ;