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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE IETHBRIDOB HERAID Friday, June 8, 1973 HOME OF THE WEEK DESIGN R3-1667 Decidedly contemporary and exotic this little cottage is HELP DOGS AND CATS "GO" Elsewhere! SCENT-OFF PELLETS stop pets fouling lawns, play areas, etc. and ____SCENT-OFF "TWIST-ONS" protect evergreen, shrubs, garbage cans, etc. And the new SCENT- OFF "RUB-STICK" may be rub- bed on most anything around your garden or home. Available At LAWN-GARDEN-PET-SHOPS Mfgd Dyi johnion Nurwnci Ltd K.nqrton. Ontario bound to interest anyone con- templating building this spring. Particularly suited for country relaxation this home is differ- ent and attractive, yet simple to erect. Note the unisual roof line over the deck. The coun- try landscape CTO be fully en- joyed through the great glass expanse across the front of this chalet. The living room extends the full depth of the house, and five can be comfortably seated at the food bar which forms part of the step-saving corridor kit- chen. Sleeping rooms are very flexible, depending upon wheth- er they are used as bunk rooms or as more conventional bed- rooms. Located in the rear the car- port is handy to the back en- trance. (Copyright 1973. Toronto Star Syndicate) Reduce blister danger As the advent of warm weather turns people's thoughts to camping and summer vaca- tions it also beckons one to challenging chores in back- yard landscaping. The suburban resident needn't be a slave to land- scaping if the right ap- proach and tools are at hand. A leading manufacturer of gar- den shears says there's a basic selection of cutting tools that help make the work go faster and leave more time for vaca- tion. An attractive lawn is one of the first challenges to the home gardener and requires the most frequent attention. The trim around the edges of the lawn is often neglected and, unless the edges are trim- med, no matter how often you mow the grass, the results won't be as effective. So make sure you have a good set of grass shears to make the job easier. A new style that is rapidly gaining in popularity offers Teflon coated blades that won't stick or rust, are friction-free and easy to clean. Bright yellow vinyl han- dles provide a comfortable grip and feature a convenient hang- up hole. While both the man ami wo- man of the house will find new improved garden tools make every pb more enjoyable, there are a few extra benefits to gardening that should be considered. They make up the right "approach" to the job. First, there is the chance to develop a good tan. Second, you automatically trim your figure to bathing suit perfec- tion when you're out getting that garden exercise. Home-O-Graph Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO M5C 2HI I enclose each (plus 25 cents for handling and mailing) for two new books "Home Design for Cana- Book 1 presents designs for homes up to 1600 sq. ft. for 1 storey and split level, 1850 sq. ft. for and one half and 2 storey. Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes. Also avai'oble is an 18 page book of duplex and multiple home designs at 50 cents. Please send an order form so that I may order builder's plans fcr the design shown above. NAME ADDRESS -T1J 3Z7 Easy cm your pocket... Easy on your lawn. THE ONLY CANADIAN "POP-UP" LAWN SPRINKLER SYSTEM Specially designed for Canadian climates. An underground sprinkler system for your Right! Because there's nothing elaborate, complicated or costly about this proven Dyckes The lowest-cost, easiest-installed system in Canada... and the only pop-up system made in Canada. Perfect for your home... for parks... for any lawn that you want to look beautiful. "Hi-Pop" head pops up to give a squars, low-angle spray pattern. This reduces overlap, gives coverage, cuts wind drift. And you need fewer sprinkler heads... one ol the reasons the price is so low._______________________. Water off: The "Hi-Pop" head retracts. Your lawn mower or lawn roller will never realize it's there. "HI-POP" SPRINKLERS Once ycii've got ffis lawn in shape, the rest of your land- scaping is more seasonal. And an essential tool is the anvi pruner, which is ideal for rose bushes, climbers, and the purn- ing of shrubs. Specially treat- ed steel blades offer maximum cutting ease. A two position thumb latch will facilitate rapid, light pruning Or heavier large cutting. The next tool on your list for effective pruning should be a pair of sturdy, lightweight lop- ping shears. Designed wit3 long handles aed heavy duty cutting blades, these shears are made for tree, vine, and hard to reach places. For the finishing touch on your shrubbery, a pair of hedg shears will allow you to shape your bushes to perfection Lightweight natural grip han dies make shears easy to use A special feature available "professional pattern" hedg shears is the exclusive neo prene shock absorber that re- duces shock and muscl fatigue. Last, but not least, are th new speed cutters which ar most enjoyable when you us them to make decorative flow er arrangements for your home. With the right gardenin tools and know-how your back yard work should be relativel quick and easy this year. Now you will have the time to be more creative in your lant scaping, or you can head fo the beach more often wit your garden trimmed gooc looks. et the type tor your needs Choosing a fire extinguisher By MR. FIX A fire extinguisher in the ome or apartment seems like a ood idea. And don't forget one or the car. In most areas an xtinguisher is required on a But what kind? Go shopping or an extinguisher and you tnd yourself faced with a wide ssortment of equipment. Most are good. None will put ut all types of fires. Some are more versatile than others. Some are overly expensive, thers are cheap but not worth he money at any price. Fire extinguishers are rat- ed according to the kinds of re they can put out. The atings were developed by Un- erwriter Laboratory tests. Be ure to look for the UL label n any equipment you decide i purchase. A Class A fire is one fueled y wool, paper, textiles, simi- ar composition materials; Class B fire, fueled by flam- mable liquids such as oil, grease, gasoline; Class C fire, fire that is electrically an appliance that is plugged in r house wiring carrying cur- ent. Once the power is off it s a Class A fire. A Class D ire deals with combustible metals such as magnesium. Tha extinguishers you are likely to buy will deal with Class B and C fires. Class D ires are rare in the home. Csass A fires are beyond the capacity of a small extinguish- er although an extinguisher can iclp if only a small surface is involved. The extinguisher will be for the types of fires it can handle. The dry chemical type is used for Class B and C fires. The chemical is stored under >ressure or uses the pressure >f gas cartridge. The powder smothers the fire by coating the burning surface. The carbon dioxide (CO 2) ype also is used for B and C 'ires. It sends out a cloudy gas hat smothers the fire by dis- jlacing air. The multi purpose dry chemical extinguisher is good for B and C fires and also for lass A fires. On the latter it creates a film that smothers and prevents reflashing of the fire. That same clinging film puts out grease fires and is ef- fective against Class C fires The crust that it leaves musi be cleaned by washing or scraping. The foam type is used for Class B fires. Since the material in the ex- inguisher is kept under pres- ure, that pressure must be main- ained for the extinguisher to be effective. Extinguishers are equipped with pressure indica- ors, the easiest to read being he dial gauge with a needle pointing to the operating range. Once the extinguisher has been used, even partially, it should be refilled professional- y. Even partial use will cause t to need re-charging. Place the extinguis her where it is accessible, such as a doorway in the area where it might be used. An extinguisher n the kitchen is no good if it s in a corner blocked by the stove. Buy an extinguisher that is big enough to do a job, but not ;o big that the lady of the rouse or older children cannot lift it. Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) 1U BE PREPARED WITH A B-C TYPE DRY CHEMICAL EXTINGUISHER YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. PROPER USE OF WATER In Calgary, and toward the foothills and to the north, there has been a fair amount of moisture lately, but I under- stand it has been quite dry to the east and further south. June is the time when we are sup- posed to get quite a lot of rain, but we had our share before this. However, there will be a time whin we will have to water, and the subject is quite important as a great many people do not know how to propertly water their lawns and gardens. Water is the most important substance as far as plant growth is concerned. It is even more important than soil, for plants can grow without soil, and even do without plant food for some time, but only certain special plants can sur- vive being totally without water for a time. Water is the means by which' nuneral nutrients are dissolved from the soil, moved into the plant through the roots and carried up to the leaves. Plant food manufactured in the leaves is carried back from the leaves to whatever part of the plant requires it. A thor- ough watering develops a strong, deeply-rooted plant sys- tem that can go for long per- iods without moisture. If water is applied to a lawn properly, Add living space with a dormer Earth wobbles as it rotaltes As it rotates, Earth wobbles on its axis. This deviation, known as Chandler's Wobble, reaches its peak every seventh year, and some scientists be- lieve earthquakes are more numerous in those years. The next peak year will be in 1978. FACTS A hurricane gets its pow- er from condensing water vapor over warm water. A frontal storm develops when a cold air mass lides with a warm air mass. The neutercane, neutral be- tween hurricane and frontal storm, gets its energy from both processes, The World Almanac says. This nomenon wasn't discovered until weather satellites gan to track storms. Copyright 197J .Newspaper iintcrprisa By DONALD R. BRANN Not so long ago, when a fam- ily outgrew their home, they just picked up and moved. Nowadays, because of inflated moving costs, short supply of adequate housing units, smart families conquer space by con- verting attics, basements, building dormers or adding rooms. A dormer provides an inex-. pensive way to add needed head room to a low roof. When one or both sides of a roof are "lifted" with a dorm- er, a valuable living space can be added at relatively small cost. A new book now tells all. By knowing what needs to be done, by being able to accur- ately estimate materials re- quired, all the mystery usually associated with a job of this kind is eliminated. Even the unskilled person who spends an hour or two reading easy to follow directions gets a clear picture of every step of con- struction. This permits him talk like a pro when discussing costs with a carpenter or tractor, helps obtain an esti- mate closer to the true value of the job. Book assumes the reader knows nothing about doing this kind of work and explains every step how to lay out and lo- cate a dormer, how to build front wall frame, how to re- move shingles and sheathing, cut rafters to angle required, etc. Send in cheque or mon- ey order for book No. 603 How to Build a Dormer to Car pentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, P.O. Box 4090, Posta Station A, Toronto Ontario M5W 1M9. Editor's Note The Her- ald does 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. Toronto Star Syndicate) (Copyright 1973. his need only be done about mce a week. Another point to take into consideration is the types _ of oil, as this largely determines he mileage you can get out of an inch of water. It pene- rates much faster in sand than clay. Clay soils require a fine, slow watering for a long per- od, while sandy soils necessi- atte a coarse spray for a short time. To estimate how long it vill take to furnish one inch of water, place several cans within the sprinkler's spray and check the amount of wat- er at the end of one hour. Or, rou can place a one inch mark on the can and check the time .t takes to reach that point. The early morning hours are .generally the best for watering. There is less evaporation and ;he water has a better chance of soaking into the ground be- fore the heat of the day. Also, watering later in the evening has a tendency to cause mildew or other diseases. The most popular method of watering is sprinkler, and if done early in the morning there is usually no damage to plants, but some- times applying moisture by this method will mar the blossoms. Quite frequently, I take the nozzle off and lay the hose close to the plants, first, tying an old socks to the end of the hose, which breaks up the water flow, thus preventing the leaves, etc. from being splash- ed, and also making holes in the ground. The water runs gently around the plants and is most satisfactory. There are a number of plants that should not be allowed to become too dry if they are to develop properly. In particu- lar, tomatoes, cabbage and carrots tend to split if depriv- ed of water and are then wat- ired liberaly. Celery requires p-eat amounts of moisture and f allowed to dry out during the early stages of growth may go to seed. The critical time for watering flowers is when they are in the bud stage and be- ginning to bloom. Try and give them an inch of water at [east once a week. Soaker (loses are ideal for borders. Have you tried turning them upside down and letting the water ooze into the soil? Trees require a thorough soaking about twice as mjuch as you give your lawn. When you water your lawn, the amount the trees receive at this time is not enough. The nozzle should be removed and the hose placed at the base of the tree, giving it a thor- ough seating. Remember, a shower is most refreshing, but is no substitute for a good drink of water. Mr. T. I have noticed some small, white worms in my lawn. What are they and how can I get rid of them? Ans. These are probably root maggots. There is a "Lawn and Garden Insecticide" that you can apply, according to directions, which should remedy this problem. Mrs. W. Could you tell me which is better to grow in Swiss Chard or which lasts the the garden, Spinach and longest? Ans. It all depends on your taste. Personally, I pre- fer Swiss Chard as it is a little sweeter and as far as lasting quality in the garden, Swiss Chard will grow right up un- til some time in October and still be quite edible. Motorists told of gas shortage wTLLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) The American Automobile As- sociation says travelling- motor- ists will find gasoline in cri- tical short supply in some states. A spokesman for the associ- ation denied a report that it is suggesting to its members that they fly and then rent cars when they reach their destina- tions, if they must travel this summer. The AAA said that it expects gasoline to be in critically short supply in some states. The shortage in the south- eastern states is the most criti- cal. The AAA said there are 300 gasoline stations in the southeast and that 189 are closed and. 656 are threatening to close within a week. The sit- uation will viorsen, it added. The second most critical area includes the states around Ohio. There are stations in that region. The AAA said 165 are closed and 200 are threat- ening to shut down within the week. Hotv scientists can date things Measurements of the gaseous element argon in rocks provide scientists with the raw figures needed to date things as old as million years. It's not too late to plant! All our frees and shrubs are in containers You plant in container. 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