Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
8 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, March 22, 1974 -The Herald At Home Squeaky stairs, floors can easily be silenced Built-ins popular When buyers of identical houses were recently interviewed to ascertain what features swayed their decision to purchase, three out of five mentioned and bookcases in particular. Regardless of a home's architectural style, most decorators start planning a living room, study, or den with a bookcase. This not only provides needed shelf space but also color, warmth, character and convenience. Wall-to-wall built-ins are as popular today as they were one hundred years ago. If your home contains space where a bookcase can be built it yourself and see how it fills an important furnishing as well 'as decorating problem. A completely revised and expanded book on built-ins is now available. Send in cheque or money order (no stamps' please.) to Carpentry Dept, TheJLethbridge Herald, P.O. Box 4090, Postal Station A, Toronto, Ontario, M5W 1M9, for Built-in Bookcases Book No. 664. (Copyright 1974. Toronto Star Syndicate) Floors that squeak and stairs that creak make any house sound haunted. The strange sounds are not limited to old homes. They happen in new ones as well. With age, nails in floors will loosen. In newer homes the sounds indicate not enough nails were used or that floor DRIVE SHINGLE WEDGE BETWEEN FLOOR AND JOIST FROM DRIVE. NAILS INTO ADD MORE SUPR3R15, IF NEEDED NAIL DOWN LOOSE STAIR TREADS, boards are starting to shrink or warp. Repairs are simple so that you don't have to put up with the noise. If you can see the floor from .underneath, as in the basement, the problem is especially easy to solve. First thing to do is locate the noisy floor boards. While someone walks slowly across the floor above, you watch and listen below. Mark the underside of the floor wherever there is a noise. Drive a wooden wedge between the floor boards and the joists at every point you have marked. The joists are the parallel beams that support the floor. Use shingles to make wedges. If the wedges don't cure the trouble you will have to supply additional supports under the floor. Use lengths of 2 x 4's of 2 x 6's. cut long enough to fit snugly between the joists. The fit should be so tight that you have to drive them in place with a hammer. Toenail the brace to the joists. This is done by driving the nails at an angle. Finish the job by driving some nails into the braces from above. If the problem is on an upper floor or if the basement ceiling is finished, this method will not work. You will have to apply the cure from above. Locate the joists by pounding the floor with your fist. The hollow sound will turn solid when you reach a joist. If the sound doesn't help, examine the floor boards near the wall. You may be able to spot the marks where nails were driven in. Use three-inch finishing nails. Drive them at an angle through the floor and into the joist. Do this wherever you have found a squeak. Set the nails with a nail set and fill the holes with wood filler and sand them. When a stair .squeaks, the tread (the part you step on) is loose. Determine if the stairs are nailed to the risers (the vertical support board) or if they were grooved and fitted. If nailed, then use more nails or use wood screws. Drive the nail through the tread into the riser. If you nail at an angle it will increase the holding power. Use finishing nails and set them below the surface. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) YOU'VE PROBABLY GOT JUST ENOUGH LEFT TO GET TO ATOVOTA DEALER, It's no news to anyone that right now a small car is a better idea than ever. And right now a Toyota is a better small car buy than ever A recent survey of small car buyers in Can- ada showed that the two things uppermost in their minds when they went shopping for a small car'were: (A) Price, and (B) Gas mileage. Which should go a long way towards ex- plaining why more Canadians buy Toyotas these days than any other small car In fact, the Toyota Corolla is one of the 10 best selling small cars in Canada. And one of our Corollas, the 1200, is not only the lowest priced of any model of the top ten best sellers, it's also the one that goes the farthest on a gallon of gas The burning question: how many miles to a gallon? In the U S. a government body called the Environmental Protection Agency tests cars to determine their gas mileage figures. The E.P.A. people are thorough, finicky, and tough They have to be. And the chart below shows you what happened when they posted the mileage figures for some of the top selling small cars. (Of course, your own mileage may vary depending upon road conditions and the way you drive.) Small car mileage chart stampeded into a small car, the chances are you're going to be unhappy with it right from the start A small car should represent a rational, intelligent alternative for you, not a desperation move Most small cars are inexpensive to run. But not all small cars are inexpensive. To our way of thinking, spending a lot of money for an economy car defeats the whole idea. Economy should start right in the show- room (And if you're used to big cars with big price tags, brace yourself. A Toyota Corolla could represent half, or even one third what you're used to spending for a big But most im- portant of all. of the 10 top selling small cars on the market. Toyota has the lowest priced model. It's the Toyota Corolla 1200KB. And it's lower priced by far. Here are a few examples of lead- ing manufacturers' lowest priced models- Besl mileage C 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Toyoia Corolla 1200 Vega Haicf Motel Displacement lowest Priced Model I Difference H.P. list Our Mark II, for example, even comes with power steering and radio as standard equipment Our Corona has been totally re-engineered with safety in mind, the two hard-top models fea- ture an overhead panel that alerts you to a poten- tial hazard. (It's called ESP, for Electro Sensor Panel, and it's the most advanced innovation you'll see on any car, big or small.) If it's power and performance you're looking for, takeournewCelica GTforatest drive We think you'll be as surprised as some automotive writers were when they found how well it handled. We can even offer you a low-priced Toyota Corolla SR5 that comes with a 5-speed trans- mission, tachometer and radial tires as standard equipment You're not losing a big car, you're gaining half a garage. Small cars have always made sense! today they make a lot more sense. We think small cars are the cars of the fu- ture. So we've got a pretty big stake in which one you choose right now. We figure that if your first small car is a Toyota, it won't be your last. And remember, of the best selling small cars, Toyota is number one. So when it comes to low price and great gas mileage, not to mention the most standard equipment and widest choice of models, see your Toyota dealer. Most importantly, see him first. That way, think of all the gas you'll save by no! having to drive around to all those other dealerships Some big car mileage figures. Read'em and weep. You may no! be completely aware of !he kind oi mileage you're getting from the car you presently own Just for ihe record, we've listed betow some of ihe E P A registered figures (con- verted Jo Imperial gallons) tor some popular big cars SOURCE aa 1 Omr> gal 0 3M3V8 10 7r p-j (i-nr. oil ford V8 MetcuryMori! 351 VB 109 Bu! remember, rushing oul lo buy a small car jus! because if s good on gas may be a big mislake Our advice thai if you're going to be More features. More models. Some small cars offer you only the bare necessities Bui no! us Even oh our lowest pnced models you'll find extras !ha! are extra else- where. (We give you front disc branes and reclining bucket sea's lor instance Many other small cars charge you 1or them) You don'1 have togiveupcomtort performance and power either have 22 models to choose from (including 2 pick-up trucks and Two A wheel drive Land Cruis- ers) and one of them is exactly what you think a small car should be YZ.OZCKB C-TOP TOYOTA See how much car your money can buy HOME OF THE WEEK DESIGN No. 318 HOME-0-GMPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 Jarvla St., Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1 D I enclose (plus for handling) for "Home Designs for Canadians" Book 1 (homes up to sq. D I enclose (plus for handling) for "Home Designs tot Canadians" Book 2 (larger homes, vacation O I enclose SO cents (plus 15 cents handling mailing) for "INCOME HOMES" D Please send free brochure showing sample "flome of the Week" designs and other design books available O Please send an order form so I may order building plans for design No. shown above. NAME ADDRESS (PIMM Print) LETH j.er MAIN FLOOR 710 Sq.Fl. At first glance this home looks like a two-storey home but it is actually a split level, five levels in all. x There is a full basement beneath the living dining area, a garage area; two bedrooms and bath over the 5 garage; and two more over the living room area. This design is suitable for electric heating, and it can be built on a 60-foot lot. and no grading would be necessary if there was a natural slope on ;j the garage side. With a bathroom on-three levels, a fireplace in the living 3 -room and convenient cupboards throughout, this four bedroom home is worthy of note. Construction is a g combination of brick veneer, vertical boards and shingles, but the upper levels could be made of aluminum or vinyl siding. Your garden By IsabelleR. Young, FJULS. Check ihe the Toyota cteater nearest you UNUSUAL VEGETABLES Until you have tasted vegetables picked fresh from the garden, you cannot comprehend the enormous difference in flavor between them and those purchased from a store. From a small package of seeds, you are repaid many times over for the time, effort and money that was invested in the first placf in raising a crop. With the spiralling cost of living, it might be well to consider growing a few vegetables this year, and while you do so, why not try some out of the ordinary ones. If you like turnips then you will like kohlrabi for it is a combination of a cole and turnip. The stem swells out into a bulb, and it grows on top of the earth instead of underneath. It is a small, uniform plant with few leaves and they are best eaten when 2VZ to 3 inches in diameter. There is the white or green variety and they may be planted right outside in the garden around the end of May, producing an edible vegetable in approximately SO days. Chinese cabbage is a relative of the cabbage family, but in appearance and taste it is more like lettuce. This is a cool-weather subject and so the seed should not be planted until the beginning or middle of July, so that it matures during the late summer days. It may be cooked or used in salads and is more easily digested by those who cannot eat regular cabbage. Celeriac or turnip rooted celery has been grown for hundreds of years in Europe. It is more easily produced than true celery, with the tops being used for garnishing and seasoning, while the large round roots are peeled, sliced, boiled and served in soups and stews, having a pleasant nut- like flavor. A duel purpose vegetable is the celtuce, which combines the uses of celery and lettuce. It is very rich in vitamin C and the leaves are used like lettuce while the stalks may be served raw or cooked like celery. Most people are familiar with parsley, but have you ever grown Hamburg thick rooted, which looks very much like a parsnip. If seeded in the early spring it yields nice sized roots by the fall which are used for flavoring soups, stews, salads and egg dishes. Endive is an easily grown vegetable used chiefly for salads but may be cooked and served with batter or sauce. For a colorful dish, grow red French endive. The leaves are green, changing to red and forming compact heads. Vegetable spaghetti is something really different and actually quite delicious. It is grown like ordinary vegetable marrow. When ripe, boil the whole fruit for 20 to 30 minutes and then cut in half, remove the seeds and the flesh will come away easily just like spaghetti. Season with salt and pepper, butter, sauce or mayonnaise. For people with "mini- plots" there are also "mini vegetables." Some of these include Spinel baby beet, petit pois midget peas extremely hardy and early. Prestro pickle is as easy to grow as radishes, and a member of the turnip family. Soak overnight in salt water (after removing top and bottom and scoring) and then drain and pour over a solution of vinegar and sugar. In the carrot family there are Little Finger used when 2 to 2V2 'inches long, Sucram baby carrot and Parisien. Midget baby head cabbage grows about the size of a large grapefruit and the seed may be sown right outdoors in the garden. Golden midget corn is an extremely sweet variety growing 2Vz feet high, bearing three to five ears about 4 inches long. Matures in 59 to 60 days from planting. Everyone like lettuce and a new member of the midget vegetables is midget sugar cos. Another delicious lettuce is Tom Thumb butterhead which may be served whole or in half as an individual salad. Tiny Tim tomato ripens in 45 days from plant setting, and is ideal for pots.boxes, window boxes or garden use. MRS. T. have a small split-leaf philodendron plant that a friend gave to me. So far there is only one or two leaves that have the split- leaves. What is the answer for this? Ans. Quite often the young leaves on this variety of philodendron will not produce the split-leaves until they are fairly old or reach maturity. Vintage Fords retire after journey LONDON (AP) Two 40- plus-year-old cars long dis- carded in a junkyard have be- gun life anew as museum pieces after being driven half- way across the world from New Zealand by two Britons who found and restored them. The A Fords of 1928 and 1930 vintage-are the latest acquisitions of the Na- tional Motor Museum at Beau- lieu. The relics were discovered by Don Yorke. 28. and Jim Blun. 25, on a visit to New Zealand. One of them actually had trees growing through it. "We hit on the idea of restoring them and driving them home." said Yorke. "There were bits and pieces of similar cars lying around and we rented an old factory in Tauranga. where we set to work." News of the venture attracted wide interest and before long local enthusiasts joined in the project. From among the voluntary work force six were recruited, including four girls, and when the job was finished the mile trek began. The cars were shipped to Sri Lanka where, because of the lack of time for trials in New Zealand, the older car devel- oped wheel-bearing trouble which was quickly overcome by a local garage. Then the cars crossed to In- dia to start the longest part of their trip. But the ferry drew too much water to enter the harbor and they had to be rowed ashore on a pontoon crudely fashioned of planks lashed between two fishing boats. The next snag came when drought hit central India. Both cars overheated but luckily there was a milk-chilling plant close by, where the travellers were allowed to work on their cars. Apart from assistance by several blacksmiths along the route the journey through Pakistan. Afghanistan. Iran, Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy. Switzerland. Austria. West Germany, Belgium and France was virtually incident- free. The journey took four months, but it may not be the end of the road for the two veterans. J d like to drive back to New way of South said Yorke.