Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, January 14, 1972 HOME OF THE WEEK I scanner Trudeau dinner medal valuable i will read gas bills For the family who has ne- ver had enough closet space, the three-bedroom ranch bun- galow illustrated solves not only this problem, but provides gracious, spacious living. Hie L shaped hall is centrally located with sliding doors to the kitchen and privacy is achieved by having the plaster- ed archway into the living room placed out of direct alignment with the front entrance. The living-dining room has a wide span of unobstructed wall space and a Roman brick fire- place set in a wood panelled wall. French doors lead to a1 spacious terrace. A double kitchen window faces the street, eliminating surprise callers for the bome- HOMOGBAF 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 R3-380 Or enclosed please find (plus 25 cents for hand- ling and mailing) for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Fourth 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 ADDHESS (Leth.) maker. Both front bedrooms have ample closet space and one has cross ventilation. The master bedroom has twin clos- ets with space for a vanity be- tween and also has cross ven- tilation. An extra closet is lo- cated in the bathroom. YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. TUBEROUS BEGONPAS AND THEIR PROBLEMS Q. What caused the buds and flowers on tuberous begonias to drop? A. This could be the result of a number of factors. A poor root system, which occurs when plants are transplanted before they become established prop- erly could be a cause. If drain- age is poor and too much mois- ture is given, buds will drop. However, too dry a soil in too sunny a situation causes some difficulties. If the air circula- tion is poor and the tempera- ture is high, around 80-90 de- grees, buds and flowers may drop. Q. Some begonias develop beautiful foliage but few flow- ers. What is the cause? A. If a plant has a strong branching habit and receives an abundance of fertilizer, there will be an excess of foliage with Some handy hints if power fails By MB. FIX Dependent as we are on elec- tric power, it's a toss up for some as to whether a power failure is a greater disaster in winter than in summer. Most would opt for winter bringing on the greatest hardship since it often means there is no heat in bitter weather. If you cook electrically, it also can mean no hot food. Power failures are more like- ly in winter than summer, since bad weather can bring lines down. Low temperatures make power lines brittle and heavy loads of ice and snow can make them snap. There is nothing you can do personally about the power fail- ure itself. To try would be fool- hardy. Chances are, the failure is nowhere near you. If a line has fallen close to you, how- ever, stay deer of it. Notify the CCTTiptujj Gf its luCauuii u'lil don't so near it. Warn off oth- ers if it is in a traffic area. A barricade of some kind is in or- der. Notify police. Meanwhile, there is the prob- lem of getting along without electricity. Since automatic fur- naces use electricity lo run the controls and forced air fur- naces need electricity lo oper- ate blowers, the odds arc you. Spectacled hear of South America The Andean black bear or spectacled beer is the only bear found in Soulh America. Jt owes its name to the fawn- colored ring that encircles each eye, piving n rather fanci- ful resemblance lo eyeglasses. Naturally, you are without light as well. No house should be without a supply of flashlights, extra dry cells and candles. If you have a fireplace and it is usable (and you have by all means get it going and herd the family into that room, closing off the rest of the house. Even without a fireplace, it's a good idea to get everyone to- gether in a single room with plenty of blankets. If you can, pick a room with the smallest number of out- side walls, one that is not ex- posed to the prevailing winds and, if possible, one that is sunny. People who have added a room to their house and heated it with a space healer have a refuge. Keep freezer doors closed. The contents will remain good for 36 to 48 hours if not dis- turbed. Open refrigerator doors as little as possible. Store foods that will spoil easily in a closed container outdoors but watch for freezing in extreme temperatures. Disconnect appliances such as refrigerators, furnace blowers, freezers, electric pumps. If the washer and dryer were going, turn them off. If everything were lo go back on at once, the power surge .might cause an overload in the house wiring. There also is Uic danger of power being restored at par- tial voltage. Motors work hard- er to make up for the differ- ence and become damaged. A plugged in lamp that glows fainlly indicates partial voltnffc. When It gloivs bright- ly, 11 n oilier things on one at a time. (Newspaper Enterprise Asm.) few flowers. To overcome this, try and leave one shoot per tuber, or if it is a large or.e, leave two or three shoots with each facing in opposite direc- tions. You can also clip off some of the upper leaves to let in more light. Q. What can be done about tall, leggy plants? A. Do not grow in complete sbade as this not only causes spindly plants, but there will be few flowers. Also, too much direct sun causes burning of leaves and scorched blooms and dwarfing of plants. Try to strike a happy medium where the plants receive part of the early morning sun and filtered sun during the very hot part of the day. Q. What causes flowers to be small and the leaves a bluish- green color? A. Overfeeding could be the trouble. Give a dilute dose (half strength) of fish fertilizer every week or ten days, or a complete soluble one such as 20-20-20 or 10-52-17. Moisten the soil before feeding. Very pale green foliage is a sign of a nitrogen deficiency; if the leaves start turning yellow, the plant is not getting enough nu- trients. Q. What is the greyish-white powdery substance on the leaves? A. This is mildew, which could be caused by poor air circulation or letting the plants go into the night with wet foli- age. Spray with Karalhane ac- cording lo the directions. Q. What is a good insecticide lo use en tuberous begonias? A. If Ihere are only a few in- sects, spray heavily with waler, otherwise, if infestation is heavy, a good general spray is mala- thion. Q. What causes dry spots on leaves, that nearly cover Lhem at limes? A. Possibly sunscald. Cut off infected parts and place plant in a more suitable environ- ment. Q. Is there something I can ase to get rid of a slicky sub- stance on some of the leaves? A. This could bo honeydcw sccrelcd by aphids or mealy bugs. Use malalhion lo control. Don't forget our feathered friends at this lime of year when food for them is hard to get. f All questions should be sent will! sclf-nddrcsscd, stamped envelops to Mrs. I. Fl. Young, 3G20 Centre B. St. N. W. Cal- gary 43. Canadian Western gas bills will soon take on a new look. Not only will the bills be de- signed to a larger size but the method of billing will be speed- ed up wilh the use of the opti- cal scanner. A seminar on oplical scan- ning was held on Dec. 6, at Hie Summit, Holel in Calgary Jor more lhan a dozen employees from Lelhbrldge and Calgary. The all day seminar was pre- sented by Dave Seager of R. L. Grain Limited, Business Forms and Systems Service. Optical scanning is a device which will scan a page, pick up psrtinent information and trans- mit it lo required areas. Ap- pli-d lo gas bill payments the optical scanner will read a cash stub to obtain nel, gross or bud- get amounts. Eventually Die optical scan- ner will replace punch cards in this and other applicalions. By MORT REED Two things usually will cause a medal to become a highly desirable collector's item and increase its value. K a piece containing subject matter of a person or event of national in- terest, struck in an extremely limited edition or 2( any piece of a similar subject struck in an unlimited edition but allow- ed to drift into oblivion before it has been publicized. In the case of the Trudeau Dinner Medal, illustrate) above, the quantity was rela- tively low since the piece was Intended only as a memento for guests paying a plate lo attend he Canadian prime minister's dinner. The Lombardo Mint of Sher- brooke, Quebec, Canada, struck copies of this piece in bronze before destroying the dies. Little thought was given to the possibility of it becom- ing a collector's item at any price. Consequently, no publi- city was attached to its issue or the fact that it was being presented lo such an exclusive gathering. During the summer of 1970 an offer of ?50 wf- made for a single copy of the Trudeau medal and finally accepted by one guest. A little over a year later an offer of for Ihe same medal was refused. By :he end of the American Num- smatic Association convention in August, 1972, the price of this piece should be established at around 7t measures 1% inches in di- ameter and roughly Va-inch thick. Tha obverse shows a contemporary quarter profile of the prime minister facing left with his name, "Pierre- arranged in a syllabicated manner to the right, thus "PIERRE- -ELLI- OTT- THUD EAU." The reverse is pleasingly plain. Using a mistral type face, the designer placed Prime Minister's Dinner in two lines toward the top and March 5, 1969, Toronto, in three lines at about four o'clock. No other marks or appear on either side other than the de- signer's n.-me, Hunt, following Ihe last letter U in Trudeau. being drawn to this series of "unheralded, little known medals" for two reasons. The first, of course, points out the advantages and capabilities of the small private mint and, second, notes the possibility of anyone owning a copy with- out knowing there may be a collectors' demand for it. Quite often such pieces are given as gifts or tokens, or even found in an exchange of coins and medals. But unless someone takes the tune to cata- logue or research each medal its true value may never be known. I doubt whether many of Trudeau's guests are aware that the medal they received at the dinner in his honor, is in fact worth the price of admittance. (Newspaper Enterprise Am.) 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