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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, January 7, 197J THI IflHUWM HOME OF THE WEEK Popular in design but eco- nomical in price, the three bed- room house illustrated com- bines attractiveness and beauty in square feet of floor space. The floor plan includes a spacious living room with built-in book shelves and na- tural fireplace and a separate dining room overlooking the terrace. A dining room exit provides access to the terrace. A snack bar occupies one cor- ner of the kitchen, which is convenient to all areas of the house. Two of ttie bedrooms are served by cross-ventilation and all have ample closet space. Construction as shown is brick veneer with wood accent, but plans include complete con- 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 R3-689 Or enclosed please find (plus 25 cents for hand- ling and mailing) for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Fourlh and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." An additional 18- page book of duplex and multiple income home des- igns is available at 50c tax free. NAME ADDRESS................................................. (Leth.) Watch slippery floors and frayed cords Make your homes accident proof By MR. FtX By now it comes as no sur- prise to be told the average home is a very hazardous place, that you are likelier to have an accident at home than you are away from home. But in spite of this common knowledge we are likely lo pay more attention to hazar- dous road conditions and the safe working of our autos than we are about the dangerous conditions .right around the house. The conditions to be correct- ed ere generally small and quite easy to take care of. Many of them require little more than applied common sense. Since falling Is the most com- mon cause of Injury at home, do something to prevent falls. Slippery surfaces underfoot, things that make you trip and paths not kept clear are all easily changed. Throw rugs have a way of flying out from under you when the floor is slippery. New rugs have rubber Backing on them but that's only when they are new. Before the backing wears away, either treat the backs to prevent slipping or put the nigs on skid-proof pads. How Wall Street got its name In 1642 tile Dutch built a put lie meetinghouse on the site 73 Pearl St. in New Amste dam. In 1653, they erected wall to protect their sett ment, from which Wall Street takes its name. structional details for building I storage space is provided in in all brick or all frame. Extra' the garage. YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. BEGONIAS FROM SEED fUBUBROUS begonias shoul be grown by everyone Their beautiful m a j e s t i blooms, coming in a wide rang of colon, are a sight to behold Most people grow them from tubers, but for those who hav never propagated them from seed, it is a fascinating an challenging experience, and can be less expensive by this meth od. If you purchase good qua" ity seed you will be assured o excellent results. Seed should be sown early in the New Year if you are te have blooms from the early part of the summer. The be- gonia seed is very, very fine (two million seeds to the almost like dust, so i you have a cold, and are in clined to sneeze a lot, be care- ful! Plant in a compost of 2 parts loam, 1 part peat moss and 1 part sand, all put througl a fine sieve. I have used this combination for years with good success, but there are other mixtures one can use such as equal parts of loam, pea moss, sand and vermiculite Whatever gives you the best result, stick by it. Fill flat or container with compost so thai when it is gently tamped down ft will be about one half inch from the top of the flat. Sow seed in furrows rather than broadcasting over surface ol soil as this helps to prevenl "damp-off" (a sudden wilting and dying of young should it occur, from spreading too rapidly. I always like to water the flat first before sow- ing fine seeds to prevent them from being washed out of place. Mixing begonia seed with silver sand will fascilitate easier planting. Then, carefully press them into the soil. Cover with glass to prevent from dry- ing out, but nothing else as they require light to germinate. Keep in a temperature of around 65 degrees F. making certain they do no dry out at any time. Germination usually takes place in from 10 to 14 days when liny pin points of green src barely seen. Remove glass and from now on give all the light possible (not direct It is a good idea to put the flat in a plastic bag to provide UK humidity that is required. As the seedlings are shallow rooted it is most important they do not suffer from lack of moisture. Apply dilute fertilizer, 10-52-17 at the rale of 1 Ibsp, to a gallon of water every 5 (lays. The secret of success with tuberous begonias is they must not receive any check in growth at any lime. This moans giving them Iho proper tem- perature, moisture, and nu- In about six to eight weeks, or when large enough to han- dle, the tiny plants may be pricked out into flats, spacing them 114 to 2 inches apart each way, setting them only as deep as they were originally grow- ing. Tire same potting mixture as for seeding (only coarser) may be used, with the addi- tion of a little bone meal and some well-rotted manure or de- hydrated manure. It is not an easy bask picking out as they i so tiny, but if left to grow in original container they will not develop properly. You may need a pair of tweezers to han- dle the plants. From now on, with the lengthening days, they will grow quite rapidly. Before they get to the stage where they are crowded, transplant into S inch pots and then fin- ally into 8 inch pots. Make sure they are well watered and shaded from the bright sun- light. Don't forget to add a lay- er of small gravel for drainage in the bottom of the pots and some charcoal to keep the soil sweet before filling them with compost. Last January 29 I wrote an article on growing begonias from tubers. 1 will not repeat this at this time, but because of a number of enquiries received throughout the year I would like to write my next article on questions and answers con- cerning tuberous begonias. NOTE: All questions should be sent with self addressed- stamped, envelope to Mrs. I. R. Young, 3620 Centre B. St. N.W., Calgary 43. Due to the number of letters asking more thau one question It la requested in future enquiries that only ONE question be submitted each time as it IB impossible for Mrs. Young to reply to all correspondence and do her practical garden- ing as well. From pillar te post The expression, "from pill to came from the dent game of court term which was played in an dosed courtyard where pillars posts and balconies served natural hazards to the flight the ball. Thus a ball going fro post to pillar and vice vers, would be one that was skitter ing out of control. WORLD ALMANAC PACTS The American game of baseball is said to hive been originated, by Abner Doubleday at Coopentown, K.Y., in 1B39. The World Almanac notes that In 1845 Alexander Cartwright made a set of baseball rules having much in com- mon with game. Baseball has attracted many fans in postwar Ja- pan, making it rank second only to the United States in the sport Flowers, fabrics create new atmosphere Space for indoor gardens By AILEEN SNODDY More individuals find they can steal a few square feet rom the end of a room, a hall- way or foyer and create an in- door garden. The result is a cheerful greeting of myriad colors from day-potted flowers fabric is a perfec solution to and the color mood change witj the seasons. To tie in an area, it is pos sible now to buy fabric to help create a completely new at SETTING FOR INDOOR GARDEN An indoor garden takes form through ust of e batik floral print applied to he wall on narrow wood slripi. Added are wood column! painted blue to pick up tonei in the ballk. Sidei of the column! art covered with do-it-yourwlf mirror iquarn. mosphere in a room. Use of fabric is a perfect solution to minimize architectural defects such as a sloping coiling ant accompanying low walls. For this problem, line walls with patterned fabric and make a tent of the ceiling with the same fabric. Narrow entryways and too- high ceilings become an asset by covering the walls with light-colored fabric and using a darker material on the ceiling. A nature buff can create an ecology wall, too. Use extra- strength adhesives and apply green velvet or shag carpet tiles to the wall areas. Dis- play plants, mineral specimens and animal figurines on tiny glass shelves against this grass- like backing. Those who want lo set an Oriental tone, perhaps with an indoor garden alcove, now may select from an array of handcraflcd bnlik designs. Ba- tik is the grand-daddy of nil prints and dales to nl least years ago. Traditionally, the design subjects are used ornamentally and not in natur- alistic form. Rnrcly do true batik designs woo human fig- ures because the Koran strictly forbids it. Ciiircntly, a series of batik fabrics arc being exclusively for snlc through Scars, Roebuck and Co., which shows how tnr lite morehnnls hnve eomo in rec- ognizing belter design for tht lomc. Newspaper Enlcrpriir Larger rugs should be fasten- ed down. Rug edges that may be curling should be tacked in place. Repair torn spots in car- peting or replace. Use a rubber mat in the bath tub to prevent slipping. If you can, install handrails so you have something to hang onto when you climb out of the tub; Keep paths clear. You should be able to walk from one door- way to another without detour- ing around anything. That's es- pecially important at night. Watch where you run electric cords. In order to avoid trip- ping over them, some people run cords under a rug. So in- stead of tripping, they walk over them enough to wear out the insulation and cause a fire hazard instead. Replace cords that show any sign of fraying or cracking. Don't run cords through a door- way. The door closing against it .will cause damage. Watch out how you handle appliances. Don't probe a toast- er with a metal object while it is still plugged in. Don't at- tempt repairs or internal ad- justments on any electrical item while It is connected. Use only heavy-duty extensions on large appliances. Watch out how you things. Piles of newspapers and magazines are a fire hazard. Don't keep oil rags in the house. If you must do so, store them in closed metal contain- ers. Inflammable materials should be kept in well-stoupered metal containers and away from the house if possible. Wherever you have them should be a well- ventilated area or a fire could start from spontaneous com bustlon. Have a locked cabinet for poisonous items, notably clean- ing solutions and solvents, so that children cannot get at them. Keep medicines well out of their reach too, even those that seem harmless. Too much aspirin for a child is not harm- less. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) TACK DOWN CURLING RUG EDGES UNPLUG ELECTRICAL ITEMSr _ -BEFORE REPAIRS USE RUBBER MAT IN BATH, Till REPLACE FRAYED ELECTRIC CORDS Decorator ideas for bedrooms NEW YORK Transform your bed into a tented retreat turn twin beds into bunk beds paint a rainbow on your wall. To make a spacious room seem small and Intimate, tent the bed. Work with a carpenter or a handy dad; it's basically fabric hung on drapery rods. Patterns might be a cool mixt floral to bloom the room, plus a geometric which coisJd also zap the walls and seem to bring Stem closer. To fit twin beds into I tiny room, bunk them. First, attach the posts of the two beds se- curely with strong strips of lumber. Then camouflage the lop deck with some colorful curtaining, and hang matching floor length tie-backs at each of the four comers. The result- ing canopy-style bed keeps the upper level top secret. A hand-painted rainbow on the wall can point to your dresser instead of a pot of gold.' Add bright clouds, stars, plan- ets and moon men in colorful pop art style then trim the light switch too. Display tiny knicknacks in an old typographer's drawer mounted on the wall IMPORTANT NOTICE! RETURN OF SOFT DRINK CANS CAN RETURN DEPOTS are now being established to BUY BACK empty soft drink cans in compliance with the Bev- erage Container Act Bill 103 Authorized CONTAIN-A-WAY DEPOTS will pay to the pub- lic a minimum of 2c per container on the following brands of CANS ONLY ALLAN'S GINGER BEER AMERICA DRY GINGER ALE CANADA DRY PRODUCTS CARLTQN CLUB CO-OP COTT'S CRAGMONT CRUSH PRODUCTS DIET 7-UP HIRES ROOT BEER HI SPOT QUICKADE ROOTI-ROOT BEER ROYAL CROWN COLA 7-UP SHASTA TOP VALU VIVA WINK ZING ALL OTHER BRANDS whether cans or glass bottles must be returned to the retail store where purchased for re- fund, until further notice. Your retail food store will have on display a sign pointing out the location of the nearest depot. In the near future many more depots will be opened, these will be announced at a later date. CONTAIN-A-WAY Serving the public through the Soft Drink Canners of Alberta ;