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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IITHBRIDOE HERALD Saturday, November 21, 1970 Make check of materials and tools tor's coming so get ready now WINTER emergencies are sudden a n il uncomfort- able. There's no way to pick your titne lor making repairs and you have to work under less than ideal conditions. Before winter really gets into full swing, check your supply of materials and tools. There may not be tune for complete repairs but you certainly can be ready for temporary, emer- gency repairs. Try to anticipate what prob- lems are likely to coma up around your own home. Figure what steps you should take. Power failures are bad any time of the year but es- pecially in the winter. Have flashlights where yo-i can get to them easily. Have a supply of extra dry cells and bulbs around. Have a supply of candles and matches available. Use (glass jars bowls to hold wide-mouth the candles. Tills will keep them from blow- ing out as well as eliminating a fire hazard. If you own a gasoline or kerosene lantern, havo It ready for uso but keep it stored away from the living quarters until needed. If you cook with electricity, a camp stove is handy to have. WHEN SNOW gets this Mgfc, tea We tUnk afomi emergency items you need lot tist iiome. YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. CARING FOB THE BIH0S i be taken, however, with fruits UHOM now on it will be- come increasingly diffi- cult for birds to find food, and so some provision should be made for them. We have far too few birds ill our gardens to take care of the insects, etc. and anything that can be done to help our feathered friends survive is worth the effort. About the only birds that we have with us during the winter is the English Sparrow and at certain times the cedar wax- wings. Some people think they are a nuisance, and perhaps they are to a degree when they eat the vines of peas in the spring, along with lettuce and corn sprouts. But they do rid of enormous amounts of in- sects dflring trie nesting sea- ssn, not to mention the weed seeds that are consumed the rest of the year. During tha winter, most birds seem to need, and enjoy, fatty foods. Fresh, sweet suet is possibly the best source of this food. For seed-eating that can freeze, for if they con- tain too much water they may freeze so hard the birds can- not manage them. Wild bird seed mixtures are available at pet seed stores and are very good. One could combine the seeds or nuts, or both, with melted suet and some honey. These may be eaten as cakes or put into containers. This is a real delicacy. A sheltered place where the birds may eat, rest and even sleep is important. A shelf fac- ing south and protected from the north, and east winds would make an ideal station. birds, any or the smaller grains are suitable, together with cracked nuts of all sorts, cracked corn, sunflower seeds, cereals and bread. For fruit- eating birds, such as the wax- wings, they thoroughly relish the berries from the Mountain Ash, along with cut apples or oranges, currants, raisins, or other dried fruit, which has been partly soaked. Care must A roof over the top to keep off saow is an advantage, but do not have it too dose to the floor of the shelf or some birds may be timid about com- ing to feed. On the patio in our backyard there is a shelf for bagom'as and other plants, which is partially enclosed with fibre glass. Large plant pots, filled with earth nearly to the top are left on the shelf all winter for the birds. In these they love to take a dust bath in the warm, sheltered loca- tion, when water is net al- ways available. On saucers, a seed mixture is put out for their use, which they readily appreciate, if the amount of chirping is any Indication. If you should decide to feed the birds this winter, make certain Novel candy cane is eas to make If you would like to decorate your homo or business with something a 1 i 111 e out of the ordinary this Christmas, try your hand at making this 6' Candy Cane. It's a simple dec- oration that's easy to make. All you do is trace the pattern put "and follow the painting guide so that the Candy Cane ap- pears to be completely round. You'll find that it will create a lot of Btlenion when placed at the entrance of Send 80 cents in cash, cheque or money order fno stamps please) for Pattern No. '135, Candy Cane, to Carpentry Dept, The Lethbridgc Herald, Box 806 Adelaide St. P.O., To- ronto 1, Ont. Editor's Note The Her- ahl does not handle these blueprints and it is necessary to send requests for them to the above address in Toronto, Please write Use address as printed. (Copyright 1978. Toronto Star Syndicate.) there available at all times. Cats can and do destroy many birds. For this reason, all feeding stations provided should be safe from enemies- such as cats. In our own yard the lovely robins have become almost extinct because of the destrac t i o n by neighboring cats. Numerous sparrows have also become their prey. Mrs. T. What would be a good fertilizer to give to my tropical house plants? Ans. plant food 18-12-6. Mr. B. I am very fond of leeks but cannot get them to grow to any size. Perhaps you could give me some informa- tion. Ans. I do not know when you plant your seed, but to get any sizable leeks they should be started indoors early in January. Any questions should be sent with self-addressed, stamped envelope I. B. Young, 3620 C en t r e B St. N.W., Cal- gary 43, A good complete is one containing Some ideas on how to save space Storage space is a must for the remodeled basement, be it workshop or family room. One handy answer could be brightly painted pegboards, which tools, hobby equip- ment or whatever. Shelf systems fit a wide va- riety of needs, and some of the new ones use tension poles to avoid the need of any wall, ceiling or floor installation. For still more storage space, a walk-in cedar closet might be built under the walls or under the stairs of the newly- remodelled basement. If you don't have one, canned heat is inexpensive and will serve for a time. Concentrate on keeping ev- eryone safe and comfortable. Leave the repairs to the utility company and stay clear of fallen wires. If a window breaks, a sheet of plastic will servo until you can niaku repairs. The plastic drop cloth you use for painting can double, or have an extra one. Have tacks or staples on hand to fasten it in place. Sometimes a storm door will get caught in the wind and bang back and forth until the hinges are sprung and you find yourself with a door you can- not rlose. Loosen the screws in the hinges until you can get the door closed, then tighten them again. Plan to use another door for a time until you can re- place the hinges. Remember to turn off the water supply to the outside fau- cets and to drain them. Should a pipe freeze, turn off the wa- ter supply, open the faucet and apply heat slowly until starts. Use electric heating cable, a hair dryer or a heat lamp. In case a pipe splits, you should have a few pipe clamps on hand and some pieces of rub- ber hose. These will hold things until repairs can be made. Install heating cable in gut- ters and around downspouts now. Heating cable will pre- vent ice jams in the gutters, which can tear them loose or cause water to back up under the roof and into the walls. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) HOME THE WEEK NO-403 1573 SQ. FT. HOMOGRAP COMPANY OF CANADA 40 JARVIS STREET, TORONTO 1, ONTARIO. Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for No. CH-403 Or enclosed please find S1.00 for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Third Dan and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." NAME ADDRESS (Lett.) An interesting feature is the long front porch giving protec- tion to the walkway and front entry. The Living room has a corner fireplace with raised hearth; also a sliding glass door leading to terrace. Bed- rooms are arranged in a sep- arate wing of this "L" Design. An exceptionally large Kitchen area includes a Family room Con- space for laundry. Lubricant crayons are handy Ever Ivy to open a dporsnncl suddenly found it was Jammed or stuck? Bothered by ft schizophrenic window that won't go up or down? Do kitchen cabinet doors squeak, Jocks fail to lock or unlock? To keep things moving free- ly, many specially designed household lubricants are now available, Balky window, drawers or doors should not be planed or scraped. A household lubricant that looks like a stick cray- on is available. Rub it to lite a crayon. It takes the stick out and puts the slide back where it belongs. For sticky locks, try a powered graphite lubricant, For appliances such as vac- uum cleaners, power tools or the chain on a bike, a few drops of a wet silicon lubricant help. Hinges, casters and rollers also keep their free movement with a small amount of lubricant. Dress zipper stuck? Try rub- bing it with a most economical lubricant of all the tip of a pencil. The lead in a pencil is really graphite. Moisture menace If moisture is a in your home, consider making interior walls more resistant with a special paint like a wall prinier and sealer. Such a base will assist In struction is brick veneer, but penetration of water Try mill in frame are supplied. Could be built on a 600 foot that is often in the air. Any decorative paint can then be applied on top. HWfi elegant decorating, you plan call til f> Cl'i A cluster of tiny Construction A touch of yesterday and oday that's the way take a flyer with startling geometries, stripes, polka framed can add an interesting note to a small, Specialize in Custom Built teep your kitchen or boundstooth of your rumpus 8th Street 327-7663, 327-5905 According to a new wallcoverings are prepasted for easy or large, a nanufacturer many the of at least two or esigners believe a wallcovering together can YOU BUY LIFETIME-INSIST ON hould have a cozy, old provide all the verve and space to BEST-A PUSTASERI look b u t it doesn't have instructions you need. out-of-the-way On the other hand, the com- pletely msdern kitchen doesn't necessarily have to appear sterile. Kitchens should borrow ideas from both schools of decorat- ing to arrive at their own in- dividual look. For instance, in a glass and concrete contemporary apart- ment building, many designers prefer to introduce cspper utensils, touches of gingham blue and white tiles. In a Danish modem kitchen with cook top island counter and double ovens, homey touches such as hanging cook- ware, utensils, fruits, the "farm- iouse look" with dark wood tones, hanging and canisters, provide a "gourmet" feeling to relieve the starkness of stain- less steel and functional appli- nces. One o! the easiest ways to provide atmosphere for your kitchen is with the hew, wash- able wallcoverings. Name the mood, and the new wallcoverings are ready to fill any bill. Choose from bright pat- ients of gourmet recipes, fruits, vegetables and herbs. Preparations are necessary before you begin to paint O J. If you're Hot an outdoor buff, do something more than sit and stare at those same lifeless four walls all winter. Get in the swing of things asd paint. Almost any room can be quickly and easily changed to a brighter, livelier place with an investment of only But don't jump in without first making the necessary pre- parations. Pill all cracks in plaster walls with spackling material, using a putty knife, a kitchen knife or a versatile finger and thumb. When the patching is completely dry, sand tlie surface smooth aw! dust your walls thoroughly. To make your painting eas- ier, remove all hardware and Species Of Ants There are more than known species of ants, mostly in the tropics and decreasing in numbers north and south of the equator. Don't Like Salt Water Frogs are unable to tolerate salt water, hut they have colo- nized oceanic islands in Hi e Antilles, Polynesia and Micro- nesia. light fixtures from the room or cover them, with masking tape. Kitchen and bathroom walls should be washed with house- h o 1 d cleansers to remove caked on dirt and grease. Cover all floors and furniture with drop cloths betore paint- few splatters are in- evitable. TOM) ALMANAC FACTS 22 years of hard labour for The Washington Monu- ment is a tapering obelisk white marble 555 feet 5 inches high. Tha World manae notes that tliemonu- jnent weighs tons snd, though almost unyield- ing to wind, it bends about three inches to the north in hot sun. It's cornerstone) laid July 4, 1848; how- ever, insufficient funds de- layed completion until Mi, This year it seems everybody's introducing a new economy car. "Volkswagen-sized." "Volkswagen-priced." So notto be outdone, we've done the some. Except of course, we didn't have to start from scratch. Because for 22 years, we've concerned our- selves wilh working belter inside, not looking ciiiferent outside. And so today, while ours may not look like the newest, economy car, it's actually the most advanced. It's the only one with a sealed steel bottom. To protect its insides against everything outside, including iinis. The only one with an air-cooled engine. To eliminate boiling over and freezing up. And also the only one with o free electronic diagnostic system. To spot trouble early and help extend its tils. And this year, along wilh everything it's the lowest priced car you can buy with a 1600 c.c, engine. So even if it doesn't look the maybe now it looks the best, ;