Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, July 3T, WO THE ItTHIRIDGr HERALD HOME OF THE WEEK Tile illustration shows Colonial split level with a sin- gle car garage but blueprints include details for a two car unit. House would then require a 75 foot lot. The plan includes four bedrooms and two 4 piece bathrooms both with double basins. Back bedrooms have built-in dressers. All closets are extra large. Kitchen has ample table space. Construc- tion is a combination of brick and frame, but full details ex- plaining how to build in all brick or all frame are sup- plied with the blueprints. NAME ADDRESS SIOSq.Ft; HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARVIS AT KING E., TORONTO I. ONTARIO. Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for No. CH-1012 Or enclosed please find for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Second ban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." (Left.) YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. DAHLIA CARE Many people do not knov the proper method for liftin and storing dahlia tubers t keep them over winter. It i not imperative to lift them al ter the first frost, provided i has been a light one. It is bes to dig them, however, any time after the tops have frozen down, for if the weather warms up the tubers may be started into growth again which is not good. The stalks should never but cut off unti the clumps are ready to be harvested. Care should be ta- ken when digging not to come too close to the roots or in- jury could result. Insert the fork or spade into the ground well back from the clump. If the ground is at all hard, dampen first and then loosen the soil from one side and then do the same on the opposite side. A great deal has been writ- ten regarding the winter stor- age of dahlia tubers, but pos- sibly there is no fool-proof sy- stem. There is always the digging, should the roots be dried in the sun or indoors; should they be stored right side up or upside down; what should the length of the stem be and what nie-i peop] th dmm is best? Some have success by dahlias with a generou amount of earth on the roots and putting them in boxes covering with more earth They are then placed in a tern perature of about 40-50 degrees F. Other storing mediums in elude sawdust, shavings, pea moss and zonolite (vermic which have proven quite successful. A very successful grower uses the following method. Af ter the dahlias are dug, re- move the earth and cut the stems close to the crown, leav- ng justr enough to tie an iden- tification plant label to each plant. This is particularly im- icrtant for those who exhibit. I the clumps are large, half or quarter them. If not sure how o cut, leave until spring and o the cutting after growth has tartedj leaving 2 to 3 shoots on ach piece and part of the old oot. Dust the cut surface with MWdered sulphur to prevent nould or disease from devel- ping. Do not wait too long to ut into pieces as the young hoots are quite brittle and asily broken off. After digging the tubers, allow to dry in basement, if wet. When ticroughly dry, knock off any remaining earth. Pack in box- es that have been well lined with paper and sprinkled on the bottom with zonolite, then cover with more zonolite fill- ing all the empty spaces. Stack the boxes on top of each other, covering the top box with sev- eral thicknesses of paper. Store in a cool place. Examine the roots from time to time during the winter to make certain there is no signs of rot or disease. Should any shrivelling occur, a light sprinkling of water will help, )ut do not overdo or prema- ture growth might occur. Other dahlia growers may lave more satisfactory or just as good methods, and1 if you are using one that gives you success, by all means continue o follow it. Q. Mrs. P. I grew some lice carrots this year but they were not very good for ex- libition purposes as the core too big. Could you recom- lend a good variety. Ans. Red Cored Chante- a favorite exhibition ay is arrot. Any questions should be sent with self-addressed, stamped nvelope to Mrs. I. Young 620 Cetre B St. N.W. Calgary First Aid For Cars It's almost inevitable tha your car is going to get a fe "scrapes" when it is constah ly threatened with scratche from passing bumpers, nick from flying gravel, or gouge :rora another car door in crowded parking lot? Wit some quick attention, you car' painted finish can be easily re- paired, preventing corrosioi and devaluation of (Ms costly investment. A car's metal is safe as long as it is protected by one of tc- >t day's excellent automotive fin S ishes. Once bare metal is ex posed, rust begins almost im mediately. If allowed to con- tinue, it spreads under ths painted areas around the scratch causing thfc paint to flake away. More metal is then exposed, and the corrosion cycle continues. Touch-up painting is an easy, effective way to stop corro- sion, and special paint to match the color and chemical formula of your car's present finish is available from your car dealer or automotive shop. Proper preparation is impor- tant. paint adheres much better to metal or old paint if the surface is lightly sanded. Make sure rough edges around nicks are sanded smooth and all loose paint is removed. Remember, new paint will not adhere to a dirty or greasy surface, so wash thoroughly and use the proper c 1 e a n ing agents to remove road tar, e or oil. Before painting, it is wise to put your car in a garage or protected place where there is very little dust. Dust can ruin new paint. Bare metal should be given a light coat of metal primer jefore you apply the top coat. Check with your dealer for the correct primer to use. Let the primer dry overnight, and sand lightly before you apply the top coat.. Touch-up paint with a small brush applicator should be used for small nicks and scratches. Spray cans of touch- up paint are also available for larger damaged cars. Don't try to paint a large area such as a deck or door. This type of work requires the skill of a profes- sional car painter. When using a spray applicator, it is easy to spray too much or cover a larger area than you intended to cover, so practice ahead of time. Mask areas you do not want to paint, with newspa- pers and masking tape. When applying top coat enamel, remember that sev- eral thin coats are better than one heavy coat. Sand lightly between each coat. The paint should be completely dry be- fore sanding and recoating. Af- ter the enamel has dried for several days, it can be polish- ed with a buffing compound to make it blend with the original finish. By taking over easy and in- expensive touch-up painting on your car, you can save your- self many repair bills and own a car you're proud to drive! Casters Relieve Strain By MR. FIX The electronic age notwith standing, a prehistoric in vention is the most utilitariai device for the average home owner. There comes a time when you have to move a househok object that is just too big or heavy to lift and too bulky for easy pushing or pulling. Anc that's why the wheel was vented. Placed underneath furniture such a wheel is called a caster. Large pieces of furniture or furniture that is likely to be ASHPHALT PAVING TOILESTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. ltd. PHONE 328-2702 327-3610 moved often are ly equipped with These include pianos, cribs and I satility floor-model television sets. I There Others -are generally equip- general-1 Swivel casters are more casters, expensive but worth it in ver- ped with glides. A glide is a metal cap held in place at the end of the furniture leg with a pin or prongs. You will find them under such items as a chest of drawers. With glides the furniture slides easily. The glide also distributes the weight over a larger part of the floor. This prevents dents and indentations. If you move furniture aroun frequently you may want t equip all the large pieces wit casters. They are available ii a wide variety of sizes, style and materials. Use hard rub ber on rugs, plastic on floor where there might be mark ng, and steel wheels if the must rest on concrete. The caster wheels can b mounted in either a rigid wivel frame. The whee moves only backward i orward in a rigid frame, wivel caster, with the aid o all bearings, turns in a com' lete circle. are two kinds of mountings for casters general 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 LIFETIME-INSIST ON THE BEST-A PUSTASERI HOME and plates. The stem caster has a metal stem that fits into the furniture leg. A metal sleeve for the stem is generally provided. The plate caster has a flat plate above the frame. The plate is fast- ened to the base of the furni- ture with screws. Heavy workshop items, such as floor model power tools, should be put on casters equip- ped with a brake so that the tool can be kept in a stationary position when in use. You also can get casters for temporary use dolly casters or stove casters, they are call- ed. Three wheels are attached to triangular shaped pieces of metal with a cuplike indenla- Caulking Ready to re-caulk your house's exterior? Summer, with it's warm weather, is a good time to consider caulking if you're think- ng about re-painting too. rlere's a checklist of places to inspect: areas around windows and doors, bases of columns on porches, parapets and roof joints, under eaves, joints be- tween driveway and house or porch and house, and joints in concrete steps. lion in the middle. Have a set cf four around for moving leavy objects. For moving small loads in and out of the garage, make How Much? What quantity of paint is ne cessary to cover the exterior of your wood home? Just re member these easy rules of thumb, says the Canadian Paint Manufacturers Associa- tion. Finish coats of house paint will normally cover aboul 500 square feet of surface per gallon. Primer will generally cover about 450- square feet per gallon. But ways check your paint can la- bel for an exact estimate of coverage for the paint select- ed. frame of scrap lumber and mount four plate casters at the corners. Fasten a rope on it and pull heavy loads around easily. Brick Trick Want to protect the brick ex- .erior of your home? Try one f the new clear silicone coat- ngs available for brick, sug- esls the Canadian Paint I a n u facturers Association. These coatings protect without creening out the natural beauty of the brick. Masonry Paint If you're planning to paint exterior masonry this summer don't forget that masonry con- tains a high percentage of al- kali. Be sure to choose a paint that is alkali resistant. There are latex masonry paints, port- land cement paints, and oil base stucco and masonry paints all designed especially for use on masonry. For addi- tional help in selection, consult your local reputable paint deal- er. DISCOUNT FOOD CENTRES 324 Mayor Magrath Drive 420 6th Street South 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive college Mail DOLLAR DlYS FEATURING SELUCTION TREMENDOUS MAW PURSE PLEASING DOLLAR VALUES EVERY PURCHASE 100% GUARANTEED Til SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 CLOSING Shop L-MART KEEP LETHBRIDGE FOOD PRICES LOW! STOCK UP FOR THE HOLIDAY ORIGINATED IN ALBERTA FOR ALBERTA FAMILIES Tonight Til Saturday a.r Closed p.m. i. to p.m.