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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 16 _ TH! IETHBRIDGE HERAID Frldny, Moy 1970 HOME OF THE WEEK SATIN SHEEN )o-It-Yourself HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARVIS AT KING E., TORONTO 1. ONTARIO. Please send rue further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for No. C Or enclosed please find for which sendme he new Design Book entitled "Second Edition-Subur- ban and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS Design No. 415 1171 Sq. Ft. This handsome Ranch design has excellent traffic circulation and a very functional layout. There is room in the oversize garage for an easily heated ex- tra washroom or it could be lo- cated in Hie basement. Construc- tion is brick veneer with "V" board accents. Godeliit or satin flower is one of the less usual annuals you might in this year. The salin-textured petah jive this pretty flower the com- mon name of satin flower. Na- tive to California, it grows best in cool, moist soil and a semi- Ihaded place. Seeds of mixed flower colors will produce blooms of rose, carmine, pint, lavender-blue, white and many combinations of these, all lovely to look at. Grow some of these flowers In a border but try also using them as pot plants for strategic places near your house or on your terrace. The blooms are handsome when cut and used with others but do not last long in water. Nevertheless, their effect is so lovely that they are worth re- placing in an arrangement. While seeds may be sown outdoors after frost danger is over, scattering them where the plants are to bloom, better re- suits come from starting seeds indoors in Afarch or April. Cover the seeds with sieved soil, only to a depth of one.six- teenth of an inch. They will sprout in 2 weeks. When plants are 2 inches tall transplant or thin them to 3 inches apart. Increase this to 12 inches when transplanting them to the garden. They'll Bower for several months. Staple Gun Handles Many Jobs t ...iwutnn ITicfon nrtHpfiC tft Hw F) By MR. FIX The upholster or man laying carpet, hammer in hand, mouth illed with taeks is about as up- o-date as a blacksmith. Inci- .entally, it's because of the n-actice of keeping a supply of acks in the mouth that tacks are sterilized and words to that effect still appear on packages. But a faster, easier and far more efficient means of tacking ias come about with the ad- vent of the staple gun, some- imes called an automatic tack- er. Simply load the gun with sta- ples, hold it against the work surface and squeeze the tag- Won't Bum Although water contains combustible gas, hydrogen, il won't burn because it has al ready burned. Water is hy dro'gen dioxide resulting fron the combustion of hydrogen and oxygen. Golden-Eyed Fly There is a lace-winged fly o the Chrysopidae family known as the golden-eyed fly becaus in some lights the eyes of th adult seem the color of burnish ed gold. er. With no effort at all you ave pounded home the staple vith a 200-pound thrust. Staple guns come in a va- of sizes. A good one for home use will take the more common staple sizes (3-16, and 5-10 Heavy-duty uns will handle maybe six or seven sizes, ranging from about -16- to 9-16-inch staples. Heavy-duty units can be rent ed if you don't wish to make the investment. The smaller gun is vorth buying and having around the house. YOU will find uses for it easily enough. Indoors or out, wherever you vould tack something, you can staple it. Roll insulation is easy to in- stall with a gun and without an assistant. Unroll and hold in )lace with one hand while you staple with the other. If you are recovering a chair or sofa, use the staple gun to YOUR GARDEN By Isabelle R. Young, F.R.H.S. Chaise Lounge Mate For Patio asten the fabric to the wooden frame. Change the fabric on ding room chairs by remov- ng the seats and stapling new abric in place. Putting up acoustic ceiling? Again you won't need that third hand if you have a staple gun. Hold the ceiling tile with one hand, staple with the other. Fasten new window shades to the old rollers, tack felt under- lay to the floor before putting on carpeting, staple tar paper quickly with a staple gun. Put weatherstripping around windows with staples and use to fasten new screening mate- rial to wooden frames. Waste Marble Even with the most careful quarrying and manufacturing methods, at least half of the to- tal output of marble is waste. Fasten notices to the bulletin board, hold down model rail- road track, fasten shelf lining raper or plastic easily with a ?un. Treat your staple gun as you would any other fine tool. Store in a dry area and don't toss into a drawer with other supplies dropped on top. Never fire the staple gun when it is empty. This will shorten its life. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Length Of A Second The new method of determin- ing the length of a second is based on the vibration of an atom of cesium. It replaces the old definition of a second, which was based on a fraction of the earth's annual orbit around the sun. BRAKE BELINE SPECIAL WINDOW BOXES, TUBS, PLANTERS AND BASKETS A VERY popular type ot gar- dening these days is "gar- dening in This is truly nothing new for the anj cient Chinese show poUai plants in some of their paint- JDga It has long been common in Europe, especially in the southern part. It has .become particularly fitting with the growing popularity of patios and the private balconies on apartments. One of the beauties of growing plants in contamers Is you can bring the interest and charm of beautiful flowers right up to your door or win- dow If the containers are on casters and are not too large you can s h i f t them around ev- ery once in a while for a change of scenery. Should a person have to move you can take your with you. These portable gardens are also very decorative on steps, walls, porches, terraces, etc. With the larger containers you do not need as many and they retain moisture over a much longer period. It is nice, how- ever, to have some smaller ones to balance and offset the larger ones. Choose the color of container that goes well with your house and ones that do not Rent A Camper For Summer Fun If you want to go where you want to go, and do what you want to do this summer, camp- ers are the answer. Basically a mobile home built on top of a pick-up truck, campers are completely outfitted to ensure every comfort while making al- most any area of our big land accessible. Large and powerful cars with outsized rear view mirrors, and trailer hitches, are out. A camp- er is one unit. The truck itself is a 34 ton pick-up, and the house up top is ideal for a fam- ily of four. It has two double beds, a propane gas stove, re- frigerator, gas heater, large sink, toilet, interior electric lighting and plenty of storage compartments in effect a home away from home. But campers cost money, and In this period of tight finances few Canadian families are in a position to spend several thou- sand dollars on a vehicle they might use occasionally. The KEEP DOGS and CATS AWAY With Twisf them on. Won't vosh olf. PROTECT EVERGREENS, SHRUBS, ROSES, FLOWERS, GARBAGE CANS, FURNITURE. ETC. HARMLESS to Plants, Pets and Children Sold by Lawn and Garden Dcalcrl Monulactursd by Johnson Nurseries Kingston, Ontario answer? Rent one. "Not only are we providing tounsts with an opportunity to enjoy the use of a camper for short periods if they wish, but this year we have organized seven different camp- er tours of according to Ross Clark, Director of Sales Tilden Rent A Car System. "What's great about these camper tours is that you know the cost before you start, Clart says. "And there are no accom- modation problems." Octopus' Venom The octopus, preying on shell fish, drills a hole with a tohguelike device anc injects a deadly venom Combined with digestive juices this venom breaks up the fleshj tissues of the shellfish so that i can be sucked into the smal mouth of the octopus. PROFESSIONAL TIP Refinishing a piece of furni ture? The Canadian Paint Man ufacturers Association suggest you remove as much hardwar as possible from the piece be fore you begin to refinish it. you mount drawer pulls, knob and other decorative pieces o cardboard, you can quickl and easily spray paint or ena mel them. Cover any hardwar that can't be removed wit' masking tape. This will pn vent you from accidentally gc ting even a few stray spattct of paint on them and wi help give your work a profes sional look. If you plan to build call Pustaseri Construction Ltd. "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Street S. 327-7463, 327-5905 ALEX PUSTASERI WHEN YOU BUY FOR A UFETIME-INSIST ON THE BEST-A PUSTASERI HOME etract from the plants, that is white container filled with hite petunias. The main requisite for all ypes of containers is good rainage. Use gravel or crusb- d rock in the bottom or if you ave any broken or cracked ots, break them up and use >ese, along with some sand or eat moss. A rich, porous soil recommended and the fol- ding is suitable for most lants 2 parts good fibrous cam, 1 part peat moss and 1 art coarse, clean sand. If you ave any well-rotted cow manure it can be worked in and can take the place of some the peat moss. Add 1 tsp. of wnemeal to a 5 inch pot of mix- ure or for larger amounts, such as a bushel, use one 5 inch pot- ill. A handful of charcoal may be added at the same time o keep the soil sweet. A liquid ertilizer may be given twice a month, using one high in phos- liorous. Fill your container full, put i the plants and then add the est of the compost to within 1 r 1% inches of the top of the container, to prevent the water rom running over the edge. Window boxes and tubs are best made out of cedar as it does not easily rot, or use pine, treated with a wood preservative. Drainage holes are essential in whatever type of container you use, either at the base or sides. Material for containers must be in the proper proportion, that s, the smaller the plants the smaller the container. The most wpular of containers and plants are-Window Boxes: For these you can use Dracaenas, Gerani- ums, Trailing Vinca, Petunias, Tuberous Begonias (if in semi- Salvia, Trailing Nastur- tium, Ageratum, Marguerites, Lobelia, Marigolds, Alyssum, Phlox and Portulaca. Tubs and Planters: These can be wood, mck, plastic, concrete, etc. In the larger containers you can plant dwarf Yews (although not p Power they are and the same plants as men- uuned above may be used. Baskets: In semi-shade you can use Tuberous and F i b r o us Begonias, Fuchsias, Ivy, Lob- elia, Brownallia, Coleus, Pe- tunias, Geraniums, Vinca, Dra- caena, Schlzanthus and Browal- lia. In the sun Trailing Nas- turtium, Geraniums, Portu- laca, Vinca, dwarf Snapdragons and Alyssum. There arc also other types of containers and plants that one could use. If containers are exposed to winds grow dwarf Petunias, Pansies, Marigolds, Godetia or Gerani- ums. Metal containers are not recommended if they are ex- posed ot the sun as they over- heat very quickly. Mrs. J. I would like to try some Chinese Cabbage. When do I plant this? Ans. _ This is a cool weath- er plant and if seeded too early it will not grow properly and will run to seed. Plant about the beginning or middle of July. Any questions should sent with self-addressed, s t a m p ed envelope to Mrs. I. Young, 3620 Centre B St. N.W. Calgary 43, The stylish outdoor chaise] lounge shown here is the per- fect mate for your patio. It's constructed from solid weathewesistant exterior ply- wood with a comfortable water- repellent cushion. And, the wheels let you follow the sun. It doesn't matter whether you're a novice with'just a few hand tools or an expert crafts- man with a complete shop. You'll be delighted with the thorough detail and complete instructions that come with the full-size pattern. All you have to do is trace the pattern on wood, then saw out the parts and put them together. Paint it a zingy color and you'll be all set for leisurely summer afternoons. Send in cash, cheque or money order (no stamps please) to Carpentry Dept., The Lethbrjdge Herald, Box 806 Adelaide St. P.O., Toronto 1 Ont. for Full-Size Pattern No, 324, Monaco Lawn Chaise. Editor's Note The Her- ald docs not handle these pat- terns and it is necessary to send "requests for patterns to the ahove address in Toronto. Please write the address as printed. Our trained mechanics will install quality brake linmgs on all 4 wheels. Detailed inspection will be made of wheel cylinders, brake hose, brake drums and master cylinder. STORES A division of FIRESTONE TIRE RUBBER Company of Conotfa timileJ Corner 3rd J Killex destroys hum weeds even misses Right? Dead right. An overall application of Klllex Is a pretty sure bet to wipe out every weed in your lawn including the tough ones that resist weed killers. But once in a while a pesky Weed or will manage to sneak back into your lawn. In which case you bring out the Killex Aerosol Spot Weeder and psssst- end of comeback. Killex has a triple action that kills dandelions, chickweed, clover and most problem weeds. It's guaranteed to work, too. By the Green Cross people. Or your money back. PRODUCTS o fleg'rf. Division or CIBA Company limite Quobeo LAWN AND PLANT CARE TegcfaMe Garden Tips One of the most important things about feeding your veg- etables is to use a balanced fer- tilizer. One of the best balances for steady growth and quality is the 12-18-9 formula of Green Cross Lightweight Flower, Shrub Tree Food. But for quick results you may prefer to use a "level formula" 20-20- 20 Water-Soluble Plant Food. A few other hints: For Insects and Dusfc regularly with Multi- purpose Flower and Vegetable Dust; Ideal for most veg- etables. For Insects Only Garden Guard containing rotenone is an effective treatment which- can boused right up to harvest timo for many beetles, cater- pillars and nphids. For Tomato Potato Dust. Controls Wights and contains carbaryl for insects. Eoses The amount of fertilizer you give your roses will have a big bearing on how long and how well the bushes flower. So keep the blooms coming. Feed your roses generously with Light, weight Flower, Shrub Food plus plenty of water. And to clean up those and other insect pests ap- ply Gardal Rose and Orna- mental Spray. Or if you prefer a dust, use Green Cross Rosa Dust. Regular use of these in- will also protect your roses and other ornamentals from diseases such as Mack Spot and Mil- dew. And take note: Gardal leaves no visible deposit to mar the beauty of the leaves. PARSONS HARDWARE WoHd-327-7046 "YOUR UNK HARDWARE" Southern Alberta Co-operative Assn. 7 le Soivo You (Carry Compltto Slock) HOYT'S DOWNTOWN 406.608 3rd Avt. LYLE'S HARDWARE Illh St. N. Phono 32S-3S41, 31I-3S45 MOSSEY 9th AVE, HARDWARE 1522 9lh Avo. S. Phono 328-3614 North Lethbridga Hoyt's 124 13th St. N. Phono 321-4441 ;