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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Check Those By Mil. FIX Outdoor stairways cannot ignored the way those indoo arc. Jnsidc llic house a sta way may develop n squeak b it isn't likely to fall clown. Outside, wind and rain tal their toll of stairs. Even if yi never used tho stairway would need attention. K c g 111 a r maintenance an more frequent repairs ara n ccssary whatever the maleri in use wood, concrete brick. Wooden stairs, natural! should be checked frequent for signs of weakness and d cay. Examine the stringe (the sides that hold the step for cracking. You can strcngl en a stringer by bolting s additional piece of wood aloj; iLs length. Use a 2x4 or a 2xfi and us carnage bolts to fasten Nails might ca'ise further soli ting, Treads (llic part of tile ste you put your feet on) are a Inched to the stringer by deal fastened to the inside of in stringer or by grooves cut ini the stringer. Loose cleats can be tightens ivilh new screws. Bailly dan aged or decayed cleats shoul be replaced. If the wood aromi grooves has started to splinte or decay, reinforce with deals When doing this kind of work remove the tresd carefully Tap lightly on the underside 01 each end to avoid cracking When you replace the tread, re nail completely. Treads should be replaced i badly worn. If a tread Js worn slightly at the centre gel extr; wear out of it by turning i over. In a brick stairway look for worn mortar and loose bricks Clean oul loose mortar and re mortar if brick is still secure- ly in place. If brick is loose remove completely. Scrape our all the loose mortar. Don'l leave any particles. Hose down Inorouglily. This gets rid 01 loose dirt and moistens Ihe sur- face for the new mortar. Use ready-mix and cover all surfaces of the brick, except the face, with mortar. Fit the brick in place and fill up remaining space with mor- tar. Scrape away excess. Keep the area wet for a few days. Look for cracks in concrete steps. Open them with a ham- mer and chisel so that all loose concrete is cleaned out. Fill will) fresh concrete after wet- ting the surface. Make tlie crack wider at the bottom than at the surface. Wet it for the next few days. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Ferocious Fish Probably the most danger- ous fish in the world is the 12-inch-long piranha, which has razor sharp teeth and strong jaws. There are records of piranhas reducing a 100-pound animal to a skeleton ia less than a minute. HOME OF THE WEEK The clean cut lines o[ this contemporary split level em- phasize the modern trend in architectural design There are Ihree bedrooms on the upper level, and underneath is an extra room which would be suitable for a study, den, of- fice, or even an extra bedroom. There is a handy washroom convenient to Uie back door. Furnace and utility area arc located in the full basement beneath the Kitchen Living area. There is also ample space for a large recreation room if desired. This home offers an exceptionally convenient layout for a growing family. Because of the very efficient use of the floor area, cost of building would be quite reasonable. HOMOGRAF COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARVJS STUEET, TORONTO 1, ONTARIO. C Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design No. CH-8QS Or enclosed please find Sl.no for which scud me the new Design Book entitled "Third osn and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS (Leth.) Mongoloid Eyes Not More Slanted Frlduy, November 6, WO IHE lEIHBKIDGE HIBAIO 27 Life-Size Santa Easy To Build I -n- The eyes of the Mongoloid people are not more slanted than those oi the Caucasoid or Negroid peoples. The slant ef- fect is produced by the lid-fold ill the inner corner, which nnakes eyes look almond-shap- ed. Singing Fish The sapo, which lives under stones near the shore, is often called the singing fish on ac- count of a peculiar humming noise that is made by its air bladder. Sapo is a Soulh Amer- ican name for various toad fishes. YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. GROW SOMETHING THAT'S DIFFERENT THINK Ihe most interest- ing and unusual ferns are e Staghorns. All are epiphy- c, that is, they grow on trees other plants. The most pop- ar is Platycerium bifurca- m, which has greyish-green onds to three feet. Staghorns produce two types leaves or fronds. The sterile vegetative fronds which are iin, flat and rounded, grow ore or less flat and close to e tree or object on wliich the ant is situated thus providing home for young plants. The ges of the leaves are ruffled looed which enables them to tch and hold twigs and other janic matter as well as mois- ture, upon which the plant, sub- bearing leaves are ilat, nar- row and pendant, anil extend out from the object on which the plant is growing. They spread and fork out at the tip resembling' the flat, branching horns of a slag, hence the com- mon name The pendulous fronds produce spores on the undersides to- wards the tips. These resemble patches of irregular rust. These ferns are quite slow growers and so can be kept as a house plant for a number of 3'ears before they get too big. When growing in hanging bas- kets they are quite attractive. They are usually grown in a mixture comprising c q u a parts of sphagnum moss an osmunda fibre or peat mos and leafmold, or if this is no I sides. The fertile or spore-1 obtainable, equal pails Church Assists Homeowners Need Repairs? Call MARS TORONTO (CP) The place to call if there is no way of pay- ing ior repairs to vour house is MARS. The organization, whose name stands for Maintenance And Re- pair Service, was founded about one year ago by the Mennonite Ynletide Bonus For Passengers Passengers on the Nov. 30 and Dec. 12 cruises of the Queen Elizabeth II out of New York will be handed gift certificates woilh 10 per cent of their fare to buy Christ inns gifts from the fchopy aboard. the move, llic Cu- nard Line said it was a special Christmas offer designed to fit in with Ihe spirit o: Uie season. NOW NEGISTF.ItED Al the beginning of 1975, merchant vessels were under German registry. Church to assist homeowners physically and financially una- ble to repair their homes to meet the standards required by the city- Rev. Nicholas W. Dick, pro- ject director and pastor of the United Mennonite Church, says be has tried without success lo get other groups, including churches or unions, interested in the project. But time is running out unless someone else will take over their work. "The Mr. Did, says, "is to replace ths contri butions of Mennonite volunteers with the contributions of voluiv tccrs throughout the city re- gardless of (he background thcj come from.'' He said Ihe project had been staffed almost exclusively by electri- cians, carpenters, bricklayers, roofers, plasterers and helpers from Mennonile coinmmiilies in Waterloo, Ont., Markham and the Niagara Peninsula. Mr. Dick said that "every time v-'e have some publicity about the project, we get calls from people who need help am relatively few calls from people offering time ond serv ices." He said one owner had been given a estimate for re pairs from a contractor am that bis volunteers had man aged to repair the home for using wholesale materials and volunteer vrark. ff you plan to build call Phaser! Construction Ltd. "We Specialize in Custom Built Homes" 727 8th Slieel 5. Phone 317-7663, 337-5905 PUSMSJRI WHCN YOU BUY FOB A UFETIME-INSI5T ON IHE BEST-A PUSTASERI HOME WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Taxation was one of the major reasons which caused the 13 American Colonies to rebel against (he British Umpire. "Tax- ation without representa- tion Is tyranny" became a rallying call throughout the Colonies. The World Almanac says this quote is attributed to James Otis in his speech. "Argument on tile Illegality of the Writs ot given to the Superior Court of Massa- eljusctls in .February, 176L, loam, sand and peat moss with the addition of some crushei charcoal to keep the compos sweet. For best results Ihe fern should be planted in a hanging type of container lined wit sphagnum moss if loosely con structed, with the plants grow ing out from the side inste; of the top. If you have facilities in greenhouse these ferns may be grown on pieces of cork bar fixed on the wall in such a i to form pockets, which are fill ed with the rooting medium The plant is then arranged on the surface of the compost Pieces of tree trunk or cork bark (cedar, etc.) may also inserted in large pots fillet with pebbles or crushed brick to hold it in place. The 'sterile fronds which rest against the wood are held in position by some of the compost being placed behind the fronds. It is quite often necessary to wire the plant to the support until it becomes established. Great care must be cised in applying moisture. Ovenvatering can be fatal. In the winter months water spar- ingly, just enough to keep the compost from drying out. Good light is essential, but do not give direct sunlight. From spring nnlil about mid-Septem- ber Ihe plant appreciates a humid atmosphere. Misting in the morning and early evening, on a bright day, will help. Propagation is liy offshoots or plantlels produced at the base of the plant. These are cut from the parent piant and set in compost in small containers, moving lo larger ones as Ihey grow. Offshoots arc usually re- moved from a plant which makes a more attractive and smaller clump. This jolly Sanla is rec- ommended for the young at heart, those lucky people who enjoy the spirit that is Christ- mas. Airnost the minute you start tracing from the pattern offered below, you will begin to recall happy childhood memories. As step-by-stcp di- rections suggest, Santa may be cut from plywood, hardboard or other weatherproof panel- board. Since you cut along traced outlines, everybody can make a professional job. Guide lines also simplify pointing. These indicate when and where to paint each color. A small platform on Santa's back permits stacking dummy Christmas packages. Since you will want, to place Santa along- side your front porch or walk, I directions tell how to wire Santa's lamp. Tllis creates a most unusual effect. Send in cash, cheque or money order for Ufe Size Santa Pattern No. 575 to Car- pentry Dept., The Lethbridgc Herald, Box 8CC Adelaide St. P.O., Toronto 1, Ont. Send SI.OO addilional for catalogue illus- trating 300 other build it your- self pattern projects and home improvement books. Editor's Note The Her- ald does not handle these blueprints and it is necessary lo send requests for them to the above address in Toronto. Please write the address as printed. (Copyright 1910. Toronto Star Syndicate.) Make Room In Garage For Car! The staghorn P. granrie can only lie propagated by spores and (liis is a veiy .slow pro- cess, often Inking Uvo years to produce a very small plant. Mrs. can 1 not grow lie Cyclamen successfully? 1 lare one in my liviflg roam in a bright window at a Icmpera- .in'e of 55 to 70 degrees F. hut t docs not leak very healthy. Ans. Cyclamen require i cool atmosphere with a tern perature of 50 lo SO degrees F. during Ihe ria.v and 45 to 50 de- irccs F. at night. Any should he sent vith self-addressed, stamped nvclopc lo Mrs. 1. tiling, 3620 Centre B. SI. V.VV. Calgary -13. By JfH. FLY In many cases a garage is something you park your car outside of. Instead cf being a shelter for the fami'y automo- bile it is a storehouse, tool shed .and workshop. It is the place where bikes, wagons and baby carriages are parked. But not a place for a car. In warm weather that's O.K., but ivhen cold weather comes, you may find yourself scurry- ing to find rc.sm end squeezing, scratching and damaging everything in sight. Planned properly, all the storage space you need may he there. It is just a matter using it correctly. First determine just how much space you really need for the car. Shove things against the wall or drag them out into ihe yard until you have room lo drive in easily. Open the car doors ajid make certain ran swing easily on both sides. Make chalk marks on the Poor to Hole where the boundaries are. Life will be easier if you can arrange to keep as much off tte floor as possible. If your garage has a gable roof there's usable space overhead. A floor or even a partial floor will hold more than you expect. Use 2 x Is or 2 x 8s set 16 inches apart Keep debris from Waiving In by weaUierotripptag (lie bottom of the door. Large rubber gas-i made fcr this pin-pose are available. If you have a piec of old garden hose, slit on side of it so that ycu can faste it to the bottom of the door 'at' jcists. Make as many shelves as ou can on both side walls. On the back wall of the garage you lan put up shelves above the leight of the car's hood. Simple, small shelves for mall obji iecls can be made fitliout even allowing them to ut out if Ihe walls of your ga- age are open, as most of them ire. With weed scraps, make mall shelves to fit between the tuds. They will hold small ans cf paint, containers of ails and screws and ether mall objects. Tivo Neu Norway Hotels Two modem hotels, operatec by Scandinavian Airlines, wil open in Norway next spring adding 800 more first class rooms to the country's tourist facilities. Globetrotter, a 300-bed first class hotel close to Oslo Air- iort, Fornebu, is scheduled to >e opened April, 1971. A month ater, SAS Royal in Bodo, north of the Arctic Circle, wil" add another 500 beds to Nor- way's hotel capacity. The SAS chain of hotels in- clude "Royals" downtown hotels of high inernational stan- dard first and "Globetrotters' class hotels close to major airports. Globetrotter, Fornebu, and and SAS Royal, Bodo, are the first SAS run hotels in Norway. A third hotel, SAS Hoyal in Oslo, is to be built in the centre of the Norwegian capital, close to the Royal Castle. Planned to be ready by 1974 it will have approximately beds, plus congress and restaurant facili- ties and will be the biggest tiotel complex in Norway. Hooks right on the wall or nountcd peg bcwd will akc care of most garden (cols. tliore arc children around, revent: them frem pulling tlic tools down on their head's by arranging a chain or piece ot leather or webbing so that it is secured lo the wall with llic Skiing Extended In Clu'le lool handles behind it. Nail short pieces of wood to HEAVY CONSUMPTION Residents of Argentina ate 75 er cent of the beef produced in e country in 1DGD. The ski season fu Chile, which normally nms from lale June through September, at Portillo, studs at rijht angles and you I has Jwen extended five months have a hamiy place lo liaiig the I with new facilities farther soulh garden hose, extension cords I at Villarrica. Skiing is on the and coils of You ateo can slopes of an active but quics- hang up lightweight folding! cent volcano, which has a wisp lawn chairs Ihe same way. With small items off of the floor you will have room lo wheel in bikes, power mower and oilier largu items. Keep a push broom handy so that you can sweep mil often. Painl llic floor wiili spc-j Ihn fnot of I lie from I cial concrete paint so thai il i late November until March IS. of while smoke coming from the crater; maximum hcightf reached by (he chair lift is 6.TOO i feet. Slopes vary from a fool run (o an foot verti- cal drop, There is swimming and walcr skiing on Ihe lake will be more resistant lo stain- ing. Clean up grease spots right away. Holcl rales ran per day for tivo, lunch and dinner at 51.25, breakfast 75 cenls. Prices effective until closing Saturday, Nov. 7th TABLE RITE RED BRAND li CANADA CHOICE TABIE RITE RED BRAND Cross Rib ST.. ,b TOP VAtU CANADA NO, I 4-lb. tub AYUAER TOMATO Catsup 11 fl. oz. bottle SL for 49" NABOB REGULAR AYIMEB FANCY Cream GOT 4 ta AYIMER BOSTON Brown Beans YORK CHOICE Strawberries.....14 or. 1ins TOPS YEttOW S-lb. pkg. Sugar Toilet Ik Processed Cheese pkg. Ballet, nssl. 4 REH ffitts TEXAS RUBY RED Cc'nada No' bag WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO IIMJT QIWNTITIIS ;