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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta HOME OF THE WEEK YOUR GARDEN By Charles Young, F.R.H.S. GAKDKMXfi BOOKS are too few pub- lications dealing wilh gar- dening on Ihe Prairies, and so it was with pleasure thai I re- ceived Ihe. 1930 edition of The Prairie Garden, which is pub- lished annually by the Winni- peg Horticultural Society, first article in the book The ..._._____ 'Sel- dom Grown Ornamentals Hardy in Calgary" by Al Golden is worlh the price of the book by itself. Mr. Golden has been ex- classes and to Mrs. I. Filla- Irault, 1404 281h Si. S.W., Cal- gary 4 for the Horlicullural classes. Mrs. J. H. can I get information as to what are the best roses, to help me when I buy bushes? partial answer" is a xwklet called "A Handbook 'or Selecting Roses" published by the American Rose Society, HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARV1S AT KING E., TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. Please send me further details about how lo obtain standard builder blueprinls for Design No. 45. Or enclosed please find for which send me Ihe new Design Book enlitled "Second ban and Counlry Homes Deigned For Canadians." (Lelh.) ADDRESS Enhance Garden With This Trellis This small home, wilh its I unique arrangement and spac- ious rooms, is a fine exar.iple I of what can be accomplished by proper planning. The separate I enlry hall lea'Js into a large liv- ing room which includes book- cases built on either side of toe fireplace. There are lots of ex- tra closets arxl a pleasant and roomy kitchen in the front cor- ner of the house with entry to the basement or side door. With many windows facing the rear, and a lovely lounging terrace, this home will provide great en- joyment. The interesting roof treatment, combined wilh an exterior of ledgerock and verti- cal beards, will make this house the showplace of the neighbor- hood. perimcnting with growing trees and shrubs in the Chinook Belt for a great many years ajid has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and he suggests quite a group of trees and shrubs for this area, which in- cludes mosl of Southein Al- berta as well as Calgary itself. Other articles that appealed lo me were "Fragrance in the Garden" by Dr. R. Leslie; "Color out of Season" by Dr. Donald G. Hoag; "Ancient Praiiic Gardens" by Dr. W. R. Leslie, which gives an account of native plants grown and used by the Indians; several articles on pest control are very up-to-date and timely; 2 articles on Geraniums (Pelar- goniums) and an 'ad' by a Ca- nadian Geranium grower list- ing many variclies for which Mrs. Young and I have sought a Canadian soui'ce for years; and an article on Japanese style flower arrangements. Last, but not least, on page 100 there is a list and some in- form on 5 new publications which will be available short- ly, including Mrs. Young's and my book BETTER WAYS TO SUCCESSFUL in Western Canada which will be available any day now. This is only a very brief list- ing of the contents of The Prairie Garden which can be obtained in Lethbridgc, or by 4W8 Roselca Place, Columbus i Ohio 43214. The price is 10 cents. This lisls all roses avail- aVle in Canada and the foiled Slates with a very condensed description of each. For more detailed descriptions, see nur- sery catalogues. Any question or problem on gardening or special topic you may wish to have dclat with will be answered by sending a stamped, self-addressed envel ope to Mrs. J. Eons, 3221, Mor- ley Trail, Calgary 44, Alberta. Uuildoy, March 26, 1970 THE UIHBRIDGE HEKAID 5 The Great Toilet Shortage SENRl HILLS, Japan (ren- ters) The experts miscal- culaled, and the great toilet shortage has hit Expo '70. Officials at Japan's world exposition, which opened here March 15, have reported numerous complaints from irate toilel goers forced to wail in long lines for the privilege. Throughout Uie site 813 males and a similar number of females can used the facili- ties al any one time. This, explained officials, fol- lowed a scientific study which indicated men use tci- lels every hours and women every four hours. Even if people vis- ited the Expo site in one day there should in theory have been no problem. So why the toilet stor- age "Maybe it's because of the current cold ven- tured one official. But a Toyto iron and sleet company may have come up with a solution to the short- age? It has just released details of a r-ew portable toilet for women consisting of a fun- nel and a rubber bag. The only drawback would seem lo be walking arourid the Expo sile cluiching your bag with everyone know- ing exactly what it was for. Useful Palm Every part of the coconut palm is used by Caribbean islanders. They use the fronds [o thalch roofs; homes wilh Ihe waxy blossoms; con- vert the nutshell lo charcoal; make oil and soap from the meat; Ihe soft palm heart de- ligh'.s gourrncls and Ihe wood makes fine paneling. Sahara Tree? Soulh of Ihe Mediterranean floral zone, the mobile sands ol the central Sahara desert bear no plant life. Tliis is the mosl typical and absolute of al! deserts on earth. However, il is broken by oases from which have been recorded 300 species of flowering plants. writing The Prairie Garden, 92 Queenston St., Winnipeg 9, and enclosing Flower arranging is be- coming more popular all the time, and more and more women and men are taking it up as a hobby. It is a very satisfying one and I wish I had more time for it. One of the lop Flower Arrangement Compclilions wilh entries from all parts of the has been put on for quite a number of years by the Samari- tan Club of Calgary. This year ia the Diamond Anniversary of Ihe Club and they are holding Iheir show a I the Palliser Hotel in Calgary on Thursday, April 23rd. If you should be in Cal- gary at that time be sure lo see the show, nut more im- portant, why not try your hand at some of the classes. There are classes for all ages, from under 9 years and up, and all degrees of profici- ency from novice to profession- al. There are 13 arrangement classes plus horticullural classes for flats of bedding rat plants and also house plants, African violels and hanging plants. Tne class for flats is divided into two sections; (a) all plants to be in bloom and (b) planls not in bloom and in- lended for planting out in the garden at the end of May. This class should appeal to those who grow good plants for their own use, many of which are superior to anything which is offered for sale. For further in- formation write to Airs. B. W. Mahoney, 1103 Premier Way, Calgary 6 for Arrangement Tire Change Time h Upon Us Again Summer tire weather Is upon us. and car operators should keep several points in mind when changing tires. When in- stalling summer tires, have them related so the two best ones are on Ihe front wheels. This doesn't mean any old tire will do on the rear wheels, be- Building a trellis Is neither difficult nor docs it require any special skill or tools. Since n trellis can be used to frame a front door, enhance a garden Welsh Emblem Legend slates that when Ihe Saxons invaded Wales in Ihe sixth century, St. David, patron saint of Wales, dirccicil the Britons lo wear leek on tlicir caps to distinguish them from the enemy. In memory of the heroic resistance by the Brit- ons, the leek became Ihe na- tional emblem of Wales. Book Of In Greek mythology, Alias was condemned to bear I he heavens and the carlh on his shoulders. Earliest boohs o maps hart on Iho firsl p.igc a picture of Alias carrying th world and, to this day. a boo1 ol maps is called an alias. ence or act as a free standing nit, it adds charm and color o your home. Tho patlcrn offered below implifies construction by cx- laining what material arc rc- jirired ar.d where each piece of umber is used. No special ools or skill required. Every- me who follows the pallcrn mclhcd of conslruclion can ex- iccl professional results. Send SI.20 cash, cheque or money order for Garden Trel- is, Pallcrn No. 304 (o Car- pentry Dcpl., The Lclhlridge Icrald, Box 80G Adelaide SI. P.O. Toronto 1, Ont. Send additional for catalogue il- lustrating over 300 other build il yourself projccls and home improvement books. L'ditor's Note The Her- alrl docs nol handle these pat- terns anil If is necessary lo send requests for patient! fo the above address In Toronto. Please write, the aililrcss as printed. (Copjriglil 1970. Toronlo Slur Syndicate) WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Secretary of Slate, William H. Scward negoti- ated the purchase of Alaska from Czarist Russia Mar. 1867. The transaction cost ?7 million, and nt the time some labeled Alaska "Reward's The World Almanac says, Kussia transferred the ter- ritory to the Uniled Slates; Oct. Costing nbout two cents nn ncre, Alaska easily repaid the invest- ment from ils oil. minerals, timber, fell and other re- sources. ause high speed summer driv- ng over sun-baked pavement uilds up a hazardous degree f pressure. Blowouts may re- ull. Wheels should be aligned and Balanced when the summer ires are being installed. This prevents the weight and subse- quent wear from affecting the ame side of the tire conslant- y, and lengthens (he life of the ire while pcrmillmg sleadkr driving. What's to he done wilh the snow tires? Where and how should they be stored? There are general rules which apply o storing regular snow tires and the slixided varieties as well. The (ires should be kept n a cool area such as a base- ment, on a rack if possible, and in nn upright position. They must be kept away from oil or grease, and not be sub- ject to sunlight. Regular snow tires slwiitd be rotated and balanced when re- installed in the Fall. Studded lircs should not be rotated. When these (ires should Iw marked so (hey go back en (he same wheels when tlm need arises bill Ihe wheels fhuuld be aligned and balanced. Studs wear at a slight angle, and the lires become less effec- tive if on different wheels. Also Hie lires (end to throw oul studs slucls cannol be replaced once ejected. MacKenzie's presents their Spring, That bright touch of color in the NOW LOOK. "Here comebauUes, bangles and heads from the Far East to J'ar Out and all the worlds of fashion in-helvccn! Choose your favorile Coro fashion accents ia the luned-in colors of See Coro atMacKf mile's... and on the most [asluonaMq women in town! USE YOUR CREDIT- OPEN AN "ACCOUNT, TODAY I V. Chain Chain Matching MACKENZIE'S DIAMOND OTHERS SASKATOON MOOSE JAW PRINCE ALBERT CALGARY 613 4th AVE. S. PHONE 328-4214 ;