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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 30, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. You Destroy Dandelions T READ the following slate- rnent recently, published in an Old Country magazine: "In- vent a magical substance which enhances winter salads, flushes the kidneys, tones he liver, banishes malarie and induces racehorses to reach the finish- ;ng post a liltlo quicker and your fortune would be as- sured." WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Before the Persian inva- sion of Greece; Themistc- cles-was informed by the Delphi oracle that his city and country were doomed to ruin, .but a "wooden wall" would shelter the citi- zens. The World Almanac notes he interpreted this to signify that the Athenian navy should be strength- ened. In 480 B.C. at Ealamis his navy decisively de- feated the Persians. HOME OF THE WEEK This refers to none other than the common dandelion (Tara- xacum officinale) that was cul- tivated in Soham, England, during the Roman occupation and also i during the Middle Ages. Even though it is consid- ered an obnoxious weed, tile Japanese regarded the flowers so beautiful they cultivated them in their gardens. The name dent ds liou (lions tooth) originates from the jagged- toothed leaves. At the nursery I was working at this spiing, you cculd purchase packets of dandelion seed. I believe they are obtainable at many out- lets. We only think of ways and means of killing this humble weed off, but do you know tiieir real worth? Dandelions have long been recognized as an excellent health food. It is used as a gourmet d.sh on the Con- tinent and in many places in Britain it has replaced lettuce. Cultivated varieties, especially the French type, have much broader and longer leaves. Al- most every part of the dande- lion may be used. The yellow flowers make a wine, which is rather potent; the leaves are or boxes to exclude the light. In this way the leaves are blanched, thus removing some of the bitterness, but it could also destroy some of the medicinal values. Coffee may be made without too much trouble. Alter collect- ing the fleshy roots, washing and scraping them, they are baked in a hot oven. This takes awhile and they should be really crisp and hard before removing from the oven. Tiiey are next ground tn a find powder wilh a food grinder. When finished, place in an airtight container and store, ready use. It used make salads and the roots delicious coffee. When the leaves are used for salads they have a rather bitter flav- or. These can be made less so by covering the plants with tall JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICAL MECHANICS CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION The Certificate of Qualification under 1he provisions of The Apprenticeship Act may now be issued to Journeyman Electrical Mechanics. Applications received on or before De- cember 31, 1972 may be considered for certificate without examination. Copies of the regulations and application forms may be obtained from any office of the Apprenticeship and Tradesmen's Qualification Branch, Department of Man- power and Labour. IBM Building J. J. Bowlen Building Administration Building Professional Building Provincial Building Edmonton Calgary Lethbridge Red Deer Grande Prairie Apprenticeship and Tradesmen's Qualification Branch Department of Manpower and Labour, Alberta [II Government of ill ALBERTA does smell like ordinary coffee and the taste is similar, except t is more bitter to tiie taste, Using a little sugar and milk, ir even mixing with chicory help. A great many peppli use and like this drink as it is ree from caffeine. Dandelions contain vitamins A, B, C am D as well as sodium, mangan ese, sulphur, and silicic acid. In he spring, the leaves are useoiled like spinach, selecting he young, tender leaves. While -hey are edible in the spring hey are much better in lire 'all. Dandelions often live only two years and if the leaves are gathered in the spring they are usually from old plants. In the tall the plants start storing foodstuffs and are much sweet-- er at this time. This humble weed Is not only good for humans, but many trainers claim it makes a good :onic for horses. Small children find them most amusing as clocks' to blow the time. MRS. A. Some of the foli- age on my shrub roses is turn- ing very yellow, spoiling the appearance of the bushes. Is this because of the large amount of rain we have had lately? What can I do for them? ANS. This condition is call- ed "clilorosis" which is due to a lack of iron. It can be dis- tinguished from other forms of yellowing in that the leaves be- gin to turn yellow between the veins of the leaf, with the veins remaining green. The best rem- edy for this condition is to use one of the iron chelates such as Sequestuine. This may be mix- ed with fertilizer also. 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 lo Ine number of letters asking more than one question it is requested in future enquiries that only ONE question be submitted each lime as it is impossible for Mrs. Young to reply to all correspondence and do her practical garden- ing as well. Friday, 30, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Growing family? 4dd a bathroom Keynote to this architectural- ly designed home is adaptabil- ity. The study with its adjacent washroom is located forward of ATTENTION Effective July 1, 1972 THE CREDIT AND LOAN AGREEMENTS ACT AMENDMENTS REQUIRE THAT: A late or penalty charge is restricted to that disclosed to the consumer at the time the credit is granted. At the consumer's request, a statement showing the net amount due and the calculation required to pre-pay the loan or time-sale must be provided by the lender or credit grantor. The consumer shall have no liability when, after July 1st, an unsolicited credit card is issued unless the consumer makes use of the card or acknowledges acceptance in writing. When terms of credit are advertised, "full disclosure" must bo made cf all terms, conditions and interest rates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Consumer Affairs Branch, Room 502 I.B.M. Building, 10808 99 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K OG2 Telephone 229-2079 or 229-3329 Government of ALBERTA NOTICE FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAND STUDY A select committee of the Legislature will study Bill 107 which will limit the sale of Crown lands to Canadians. In addition, the Committee will consider all aspects of foreign ownership of Alberta lands. The public is invited to submit written briefs to the Chairman for consideration by the Committee. Briefs should be hand-written or typed; signed by the individual or group; and 12 copies mailed to the Chairman no later than September 1st, 1972. ihose submitting briefs will be invited to present their submissions at a public hearing in the Legislative Building, Edmonton, on September 18th, 1972. An interim report on the Committee's findings will be submitted to the tall sitting of the Legislature. Copies of Bill 107 and any additional information can obtained from: Julian KozliV, M.L.A., Strathcont, Chairman Foreign Investment Land Study Room 513, Legislative Building Edmonton, Alberta Government of ALBERTA Fans are not out of date By MR. FIX You would think that with the pularity of air conditioning, pecially by way of one-room lits, that the electric fan ould be obsolete. It isn't. If anything, fans come in a ider variety of models, in zes that vary from tiny desk odels to giant exhaust fans tat will empty at entire house its stale air in minutes. Not everyone wants air con- tioning and not everyone eeds it. In moderate climates fan will provide all the relief ou need from the heat. Use portable fans to give uick comfort in a small area, or larger areas consider ex- aust fans. There are small indow mounted units or big nes that can be placed in tlie eiling. Installed and used prop- rly, they can move cool air hrough an entire house. The exhaust fan is used iroughout the night when out- ide air is cooler and is used to eplace the warm inside air. Once the house is cooled off the morning, the fan is turn- ed off and window shades and vindows are kept closed in the unny side of the house. The dea is slow up the heating pro- css until night rolls around gain and you can pump more ool air in.again. Most people can make do with window fans. The fan is laced in an open window. Sometimes the removal of a window unit is required. Don't put the fan just any- where. Best place is an up- stairs window on the sunny side of the house. Open a window on he shady side so that you replace hot air with cool air. Windows adjacent to the fan nust bo closed. Leaving them ipen will short circut the air, moving it from the window next .0 the fan right through the fan without ever moving the air hrough the house. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) the rest of the house so it could be convenien 'y used as a guest room or even a professional of- fice. This suite could also be handy for an elderly relative. Wide open dining-living L has a fireplace common to both with exposed brick on the hall side. Well appointed kitchen and lunch room are over 17 fee long. The three bedrooms and bath are on the top floor, wit! utilities and laundry room on th bottom floor, where the win dows are well above the ground due to the split level designing (Copyright 197Z. Toronto Star Syndicate) 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 (or Design SJt-1004 Or enclosed pleasi. find SI.00 (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 1R- page book of duplex and multiple income home des- igns is available at 50c tax free. NAME ADDRESS (Leth.) By DONALD II. UllANN If you have a growing lam- y and find that the morning rush hour" creates bathroom ongeslion, you've probably of- en thought how wonderful it ould be to have an extra bath- oom installed but the cost of uch a job has proliibited you rom carrying out your plans. Wilh the new book offered ere you can go ahead and in tall a bathroom yourself. It sn't nearly the frightening ex- it first seems. As well is paying immediate dividends comfort and convenience, find it will add many lollars lo the value of your ionic should you ever decide o sell. This 158-page book explains vith simple .step-by-step direc- ions and uvei 100 working drawings every facet of work that needs to be done. Selecting the location, plan- ning fixture placements, wir- carpentry, tilling etc. To make it even easier for you, there's a two-page glossary of plumbing terminology and 20 pages of illustrations identify- ing the various joints and fix- tures needed. Send in cash, cheque or money order (no stamps please) to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, Box 4090, Postal Station Toronto, Book No. 682, How to Add e Bathroom. Editor's Note The Her- ald docs not handle these blueprints and it is necessary to semi rcnuesls tor them lo the above address in Toronto. Please write the address as printed. (Copyright 1972. Toromo Star Syndicate) Test by teeth A common method of distin- guishing n a t u r a 1 or cultured pearls from imitation ones is to pull a string of them across the teeth. The natural and cultured pearls feel rough and the imi- tations are smooth. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Capitol Furniture M PHONE 328-7684MI Brewed from the heart of Alberta's world famous Conquest barley malt V CAIL 327-2224 327-3838 327-4440 UNITED CABS Lynn Baker Earl Tennanl Frank Schmidi Jack Running trawl tut? earn S Come on over to Calgary Export. It's brewed from the world's finest Conquest barley matt ripened to golaen perfection underthe western prairiesun. Here's beerthe way beer should taste bursting with flavour, alive with deep-down satisfaction from trie very first glass. Earned a man-sized thirst? Reach for Calgary Export, Come on over to Calgary Export. It's big, bold and beautiful! ;