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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, October 6, 1972 THB IITHBHIDGE HERALD HOME OF THE WEEK DESIGN S4-398 Homograf Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO I enclose 41.00 (plus 25 cenls for handling and ing) for iVie fourth edition of "Suburban and Country Homes" eruloie 50 ccnls [plus 15 cenls {or handling and mailing) for ihe book of duplex nnd multiple home designs. Please send free brochure showing sample "Home of Ihu Weclt" designs and olhcr design available. ,r J Please send an order form to (hof t may order builder's for llie design shown above. NAME The house featured tliis w was planned for a large family. The architect lias managed to create a spacious interior witli an cxlerior width of only 46 [eel, ideal for a 60 foot lot. The front entrance, with floor to ceiling glass side panel, pro- vides light for the foyer. A ledge rock wall serves as hack drop for the fireplace in Ihc 30 foot wide living room The hearth is raised one foot atxive floor level with glass fronted book shelve and woxx boxes on each side. Dining room kitchen complete this level The latter is designed for a built-in oven-and range. A short flight of stairs lead up to the study and guest room A second natural fireplace ir the study is set flush in Ih masonry wall. Over the livin, room area are located the thre bedrooms and Uvo bathrooms There are planter boxes on eac side of the stairs, and overheac a disappearing staircase to ih attic. The garage has laundr atul heating unit space, re a exit to yard and a side entranc into the central hall from whic all parts of (he house are ac cessiblo. The illuslration has n basement, but a larger varia (ion S5-393V (2 Sq. Ft. tola is designed with a full base I mcnt, a fifth bedroom and extr storage- in the garage. I (Copyright 1D72. Toronto Slar Syndicate) I NOTE: All questions he sent wilh self addressed 1 stamped, envelope lo Mrs I I. II. Young, 3620 Centre B St. N.W., Calgary 13. Due I the number of letters abkinj more tlinn one it i I requested in future cnquiric I thai only ONE question b I submitted each lime as it is J impossible lor Mrs. Young lo reply to all correspondence IHml do her practical garden- ing as well. could cause disaster Check ladders carefully Uy MR. FIX House painting gels easier, ul it never gets safer. Paint may go on easier, dry istcr and brushes can be clem- d with little trouble. These acts coupled with higher labor osls mean that more people re painting I heir own houses r are Icmplcd to. Don't be in too much of a urry. over your equip- ment. Check it. Figure out how to use it, how much of the job you can do yourself. If there is a flaw in your paint brush it is no great disas- ter. If (here is a flaw in your ladder it can be a great disas- ter. Never miml that you have used the ladder frequently, that it has been In the family for years. Wooden ladders dry out YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. WINTERING ROSES 7TALF the batlle against win-1 ler injury is won in the plants enter the winter in well- ripened condition. Preparation for this should start in Hie spring if it is lo be successful. Insect and disease damage should he kept lo a minimum because this results in a slow-growing busli. Fertiliza- tion should be discontinued some time around the begin- ning of August lo allow the wood to ripen or barden before severe cold sets in. In late summer, it is a good idea to cut roses with as short a stem as possible as cutting with long stems is the equivalent of heavy pruning, which tends lo Induce new growth, and this should be discouraged at this time of the year. With fall upon us and flowers nt an end, it is time for those of us who grow roses to consider ways and means of protecting them (luring the winter. No method will guarantee Ilia! you will not have any losses. Most winter injury results from the wood drying out and the alter- nate freezing and thawing which occurs in late winter and early spring. Before heavy frosts occur, roses should be well watered as they could be seriously injured if (heir roots are dry when the ground freezes. Do not put protection about your roses while the leaves are still on (he bushes as (his is inviting (rouble through various fungus di- seases. If necessary, pull or cut the leaves off the bushes Remove all dead stems and debris, raking carefully aroumi each plant. Spray tlie entire plant and surrounding soil wilh a good fungicide and insecti- cide lo prevent carrying over of diseases and Insects on and around Ihe plant. Some people prune their rose bushes in the fall, hut T prefer to do most of mine in (he spring as Ihcre is almost sure to Ire some winter kill, and you will have to prune in the spring anyway. Cut down any overly long canes to Rbout 12 inches and (hen tie Ihe bush carefully, but firmly together. Correct storage and care of guns Sraxinil only in correct of guns is I lie rcirrrct rare and fctor.icc. It is preferable tn store all guns and ammunition in a lock- ed r-abinel. However, it is also realized an open gun rack plac- ed high on Ihc wall adds mucb to Ihc decor of a den or TCC room. II is strongly recommend- ed lhat guns displayed in this manner be made completely in operative in case Ibey fall Into wrong hands and Iiccomc a danger lo llie safely of your family. You can build either Ihe cabi- net or racks illustrated out of most any wood but knotly pine has the most sporty look. Clear, easy-to-follow directions arc pro- vided along with pattern illus- tration and n list of materials, Semi SI.SO cheque or money order I no .slamp.s please) lo tarpcnlry Ihe I.clh- hridpc Herald P.O. Rns -1030, Station A, Toronto for home improvement Ixxik No. C30, Gun Cabincl and Hacks, No tax i: required. Keillor's Nolc The Tier- aid dnrs not liamllc IIicsc blueprints and It is necessary lo send requests for them to llie aljovc aililrrss in Tornnlo. Ploasc ttrilc (lie address ns prinlMl. (Copyright Toronto Star Syndicate) lids keen nose The nine banded armadillo usually forages at night, plow- ing into soft soil wilh its rose Its keen sense of smell find? insects six inches below Ihe face and, digging with oowerfu front legs, it flicks out a long slicky lougue In capture lasly morsels. The amoiuit of insulation re- quired depends on the severity if the winter in one's locality and also the condition of the ilants at the lime lhat is, lave they been properly con- ditioned. There are many ways o winterize roses, and some may be more successful than others. As mentioned previous- y, howci-er, no method is 100 per cent perfecl. Hounding with eartli seems to be (he most lopular method. After follow- ing instructions above, when he coltj has set in and after several severe frosts, you can nound the earth up around the rushes to around 12 inches dig Ihe soil from arount the bushes as this disturbs the plant's superficial roots. It is not a good idea to use manure leaves lo cover roses as these materials could cause cane rot by keeping Ihe plants Loo moist during Ihc winler After the ground has frozen hard an adrtlional covering o slraiv flopped willi twigg> branches) or evergreen bough, may be used. Wrapping wit! several Ihicknesses of ncwspa per is a good insulator. Wrap the paper around the bushes and before lying, pour in some peat moss. Over this, put some plaslic wilh a few fine holes punched hero and there for air Tlien draw a little earth around the bollonv I found thi method worked very well. Yoi ran also USD special "rose col [ilLi.R these wilh pea moss and vermiculilc. II. mus be hcpl in mind Dial all malcr- ial miisl Iw kept dry. Climbers may either Ire carefully laid down and covered, doing (liis before they get loo stiff, holding down canes with wire hoops, or wrapping wilh slraw and burlap, leaving them attached lo the support. Miniatures arc quite hardy and may be treated Ihc same hybrid leas. Some rose varieties are hardier than others, so don't blame yourself if you lose a few. I would appreciate you, the readers, getting in louch with me by letter, stating what you would like me to wrilo about In Ihis column. It is hard to know what pleases everyone. Your suggestions would IK much ap- prccialcd. I CHECK YOUR LADDER CAREFULLY PLACE LADDER PffOPFRLY COAT LADDERS LINSEED OIL WITH DON'T CLIMB A LADDER IN A HIGH WIND or rot even if they don't break. But ladders do break. Check 'or splits and cracks as well as rot. The supports under the rungs may have weakened and need lightening or repairing. Never paint a ladder Paint can cover a crack. Protect the wood and keep it in good con- dition by coating ig with linseed oil. Treat a wooden scaffold or plank (he same way, checking it often for cracks. Melal ladders should be check- ed for loosened nuts and bolts, for bent rungs. Check carefully for rough spots, sharp edges and burs. File these before they injure you. Learn and maintain good safety practices in using a lad- der. Don't climb a ladder in a high wind. It's smarter lo wait for another time, even another day. Know the right anjOe at which lo place a ladder. Too close to the bouse and it could fall. Too far and il might break under your weight, the foot of the ladder should placed a dis- tance from the house lhat is about a quarter of its length. Keep the foot of the ladder on firm ground. Soft earth or asphalt require metal cleats on (he base of the ladder. Loosely filled sandbags at the foot of a ladder will keep it from slip- ping. So will a board staked across the foot. An arm's length without stretching is far enough lo reach from a ladder. If you have to let go or lift one foot off, you are reaching loo far. Face the ladder when you climb up and down. Don't stand on the top step of a ladder and never try to work from the very lop. Don't extend an ex- lension ladder lo its limit. Keep metal ladders away from wires. Keep any ladder away from a hornet's nest. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The planet Mars has two satellites, Deimos and. Phobos, which are about 5 and 10 miles in diameter. They were discovered in 1B77 by Asaph Hall. How- ever, The World Almanac notes that these tiny satel- lites were described with uncanny accuracy by Jona- than Swift in "Gulliver's published in 1726. NOW IS THE TIME FOR FALL PIANTINGI GOOD STOCK AVAILABLE OF TREES and SHRUBS SPECIAL! HARDY OUTDOOR MUMS '.00 LYTHRUM Reg. 95c CLOSED SUNDAYS Now Lacombe Nurseries Ltd. 5 Miles Eoil of Lelhbjidao on No. 3 Highway, Coaldala PHONE Family choice. Olympique gives you choice Choice of models up to the big new 440. Choice of single or twin cylinder. Choice of electric or manual start. Choice of slide suspension or bogie... And the best value for your money for your family. Choose the 'quiet' Olympique at your Ski-Doo dealer today. IIIII SKI I the machine that changed winter .has changed BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Avenue South LETHBRIDGE, Alberta ANDERSON SUPPLY LTD. Box 158 WARNER Alberta ;