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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta HOME OF THE WEEK r--t --- � OPTIONAL jj GARAGE ij 18-9x21-2 h L. DESIGN Ma. CH-60B-T HOUSE t I040SQ.FT.1 ALSO AVAILABLE IN BRICK VENEER 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 No. CH-608 ) Or enclosed please find $1.00 (plus 25 cents for handling and mailing) for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Third Edition-Suburban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." ( NAME .. ADDRESS (Letb.) Here is a smart looking but simple Design which could be built on a very modest budget. For its floor area it offers a lot of living space with exceptionally good traffic circulation. Den could be used as an emergency bedroom. Note protected front entrance and direct access to basement from service door. Garage, which is shown as optional on the plan, could be omitted. House would then go on a SO foot lot. The illustration shows Frame construction but the Blueprints include complete constructional details for building in Brick. TAX TIPS Questions and Answers This column has been prepared fcy the Calgary District Office, Department of National Revenue, Taxation, ll includes answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Where unusual circumstances render the answers Inadequate to your needs, use your Income Tax Guide. If you are still in need of help, write to NATIONAL REVENUE, TAXATION, 205 8th Ave. S.E., Calgary 21, Alberta for additional Information. Q. I was unemployed for the whole of last year and was attending a Canada Manpow e r training course. I got a living allowance while on the course. Do I declare this allowance as income for taxation purposes? A. Any allowance received from the Canada Manpower for special training is not considered to be income for income tax purposes. Q. My daughter is a nursing student and receives a small salary. I have two questions. The first one, does she have to declare this as income for income tax purposes? A. Yes, she does, the salary that is received by a nursing student is regarded as income for taxation purposes. Q. Then does this mean that I will not be able to claim her as a dependant? A. When you are calculating your daughter's income, to find out whether or not she qualifies as a dependant, the salary she received as a nursing student is not to be included. Q. My house is in my wife's name. Recently we moved into an apartment and rented the house. Do I consider that the rent ts her income for income tax purposes? A. If you provided the funds to buy the house, the rent from the house is your income and should be reported by you. If however the house was purchased with funds provided by your wife, the rent would be your wife's income and should be reported on her income tax return. If you both provided the funds, the income should be split between you for tax purposes. Q How do I report rental income, and which tax return should I use, the Tl short or the Tl general? A. You should use the Tl general tax return. Rental income should be reported in the space provided on page 2. Attach to your return a separate statement of the rental income and the expenses. Allowable expehses would include such things as mortgage interest, fire insurance, municipal taxes and repairs' paid on the property as well as capital cost allowance. For information on your claim ft>r deductions, you could get in touch with your District Taxation Office. Q. I receive as part of my income the United States Social Security Pension. Do I have to include this as part of my taxable income in Canada? A. Yes. The United States Social Security Pension forms part of your taxable income in Canada. Jaliia filming is suspended over CUPE rule The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has suspended indefinitely shooting of the pilot film on "The Whiteoaks of Jal-na", its proposed drama series based on the novels of Mazo de la Roche. In announcing the suspen-s i o n of filming, Fletcher Markle, CBC Head of TV Drama, stated that "it just was' not economically feasible to continue in the face of the Canadian Union of Public Employees' refusal to work overtime and insistence on work-to-rule conditions." The production called for 20 days of normal TV film drama shooting at 10 hours daily plus further occasional overtime. Since the filming started Monday CUPE members have ceased work each day at 3:00 p.m., after an eight-hour shift. Patented cement Portland cement was patented by Joseph Aspdin in 1924. Aspdin envisioned that the cement products would1 resemble stone from a quarry at Portland, England. Friday, March 12, 1971 - THE 1ETHBRIDGE HERAID - 13 Easy planting with seed tapes There's a difference Poisonous sumacs can be distinguished from other sumacs by their small, waxy-white berries that always hang in drooping clusters. The red berries of the harmless sumacs are in dense, erect clusters. A fantastic new idea is now available to Canadian gardeners! McKenzie Seeds, who sell garden seeds from coast to coast through selective dealers, is the Canadian distributor for the all - new Seed Tapes. The Seed Tapes offer the gardener the most convenient and easiest way of planting a garden and eliminates the back-breaking chore of tiiinning. Seeds have been properly spread inside a plastic tape so all you need to do is lay out your Seed Tape and cut it off at the required length. Remember the trouble you used to have making sure your rows were planted straight? Well, no more; in fact if you want to plant curved rows around a patio or seedbed, this presents no problem as you just curve your Seed Tape to suit your requirements. You might be concerned as to how the seeds get out of the plastic Tape. Well, don't - the Tape disintegrates upon contact when the right moisture is provided. Each Tape is 15 feet long and is wrapped around a row-marker and then packaged inside an attractive window envelope. Each envelope has' full planting instructions. There are 18 varieties available for Spring 1971, as under noted, and these may be purchased through selective McKenzie Seeds dealers: beet, carrot, lettuce, Black Seeded Simpson, lettuce, Prizehead, onion, evergreen bunching, parsley, curled radish, alyssum, aster, marigold, sparky mari-g o 1 d, Valencia, nasturtium, cherry rose nasturtium, jewel mixed pansy, petunia, portu. lac a, zinnia, cactus flowered, zinnia, state fair. NOT FOR FILING - This is one item which shouldn't be filed even though it's been left on the shelf. '///.'///////''//////////////, //////////. Vt/M'//////"///////'/."'/' v. �//,?', YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. PELARGONIUMS rpHESE semi - shrubby plants, commonly known as geraniums are correctly called "pelargoniums." They are one of the most popular plants for window boxes, planters, pots, greenhouse and window culture, and are used extensively for beds and borders in the garden. The Zonal Geranium with the characteristic dark zone around the edge of the leaves is tiie one usually used here. Their colorful blooms last for many weeks. If you did not take cuttings last fall you can do so now. Use a sharp knife and make a cut just below a node or leaf joint. Amateurs usually make their cuttings too long- they should be about 4 inches. It is best to allow as many leaves to remain on that is consistent with a well - balanced sup as it is in the leaves where the substance for rooting is manufactured. Perhaps you are obtaining your cuttings from a commercial greenhouse or a friend. When you get your new plants home don't coddle them by exposing to too high a temperature. When they get used to their new environment you can start fertilizing them, about once a week. Also, it is better for them to be under-potted rather than over - potted. Before setting out in the garden gradually expose to Faulty fixtures easily repaired Homeowners faced with costly plumbing repairs can now do something more than complain. A new, simplified guide takes all the fear and mystery out of repairing faulty fixtures, drains, cleanout plugs, et al. In 66 pages and 69 illustrations, Plumbing Repairs Simplified explains, step - by - step, how to stop a running toilet, replace ballcocks, worn washers, even install a new fixture. It tells how to select and replace washers, stems, faucet seats. Directions covering toilet repairs reveal secrets that work like magic. Every step, from correcting a running or clogged toilet, sink, tub drain or septic tank is explained, illustrated, simplified. The book offered below was prepared as a result of a sur- BEST BORDER The prettiest borders in the garden are those of sweet alys- sum. Alyssum's a "natural" for use as a border along paths or drives, in beds or borders. Plants hug the ground, can be sheared In mid-season to keep them compact and get more bloom but still look well without shearing. Individual flowers' are tiny but clusters of them are more noticeable. During summer evenings their delightful scent floats on the breeze. Most gardeners know only the white-flowered alyssums. But there also are newer varieties with pink, lavender, lilac or purple flowers, just as easy to grow from seeds as lhos� with white blooms. "Jr^UMJBlNO '(��jw fyV^--^T^ anna it I ' REPAIRS' > 'SIMPLIFIED' vey which indicated more people lose their peace of mind because of balky plumbing fixtures than almost any other home repair. For greater peace of mind and relief from' costly plumbing repairs, read Plumbing Repairs Simplified. Buy the replacement parts suggested, keep the tools recommended in a handy place and the next time you have a problem, don't blow your top, consult the guide. Do what the book suggests, and you'll see how amateurs can make like "pros" when they follow simplified directions. Send $1.50 in cash, or money order for Book No. 675 Plumb-ing Repairs Simplified to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbridge Herald, Box 806 Adelaide St., P.O., Toronto 1, Ont. Editor's Note - The Herald 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. (Copyright 1971 Toronto Star Syndicate) Never analyzed Chartreuse, a liqueur made by French monks under a secret formula that has never been successfully analyzed, is said to contain over 130 different herbs. cooler conditions to harden plants off. Whatever medium you use, after rooting, the slips should be planted into 3 inch pots and later into 5 or 6 inch pots, depending on the size of the plant. When potting up, try to disturb the roots as little as possible. Plastic pots hold the moisture better than clay ones. In order to establish a good root system and build up a strong, healthy, bushy plant, the first flowers should be removed. Keep the soil moist, but do not over-water, especially at this time of the year when we have a great deal of dull, cold weather. Fertilize once a week at half the recommended strength using a complete fertilizer, one nigh in phophorous. As the days lengthen and the plants show signs of new foliage or flower buds the fertilizer may be given at full strength Do not grow at too high a temperature and give all the sunlight possible as these plants are sun loving. When the plants are 4 inches high the tips may be pinched off to induce bushy growth but this should not be done after the first part of February or the flowering shoots may be delayed.  *  Mrs. C. - This week 1 received the following letter from a reader - "Would you mind telling me the best way to take a few slips from a Hoya plant and start new plants for friends. Any information you can pass on to me will be appreciated." Ans. - Cuttings may be taken from spring to fall, 'taking terminal pieces from the new growth, about 3 inches long. These can either be rooted in a mixture of sand and peat moss or just plain water. I use the latter method and have good success. All questions should be sent with self - addressed, stamped envelope to Mrs. I. R. Young- 3620 Centre B. St. N.W., Calgary 43. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS One of the most heroic acts of World War II occurred Feb.- 3, 1943, when the U.S. transport Dorchester was torpedoed. The World Almanac notes that four chaplains gave their lifebelts to soldiers aboard the ship, linked their arms and 'prayed as they went down with the vessel. The chaplains were of the Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faiths. Vlyinoutfj CHRYSLER Fargo Trucks SALES/SERVICE Your local Plymouth dealer's - that's the right place to get the right car at the right price - right now! Satellite Sebring-hardtop version of 71's newest cac Sits wide and low, moves out with 225 Six or V-8 power up to the 4-barrel 383. Set it up the way you like it The price is right, right now, at the right place. Satellite Custom - a different body design built on a longer wheel-base than the hardtops to give you more rear seat leg-room, knee-room and hip-room. And that's what you want in a family sedan. Nobody's done that before. Valiant Duster - the compact with spirit. Room for 5, huge trunk, easy handling and loads of get up and go - especially if you go for Duster 340. So right for today's kind of driving-and priced right at the right place. Valiant 4-door Sedan-this is what compacts are all about. Solid unibody construction, economical, dependable power, family-size room. Valiant's the value leader in its class. You'll come out ahead too, at the right place. Valiant Scamp - adds a whole new fun outlook to Valiant with neat hardtop styling. And for a limited time only, you can still get in on the "free automatic transmission special", on specially-equipped Scamps. Details from participating Plymouth dealers-the right place. TlymoutH CHRYSLER CANADA LTtt Plymouth*/ gonna aetcha! ;