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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Oclobor 29, 1971 HOME OF THE WEEK Those cracks can he annoying Repairing unsightly ceilings Design No. 609 1196 Sq.ft. Here's a compact modern home to fit a moderate-sized j lot, family and budget. Located at the front of the house, the kitchen makes maximum use; of natural light and reduces the! chances of surprise for the homemaker by unexpected I callers. The service door is at' the side, protected by the breczeway. The front entrance is also protected by the planter and over-hanging roof. The living room takes ad- vantage of natural light with large front panes and two side windows. It also lias a fireplace and built-in bookcase. Two of (he three bedrooms have corner windows that allow a maximum of unbroken wall space for furniture placement. There is provision for an extra washroom in (he basement di- rectly below the bathroom to reduce the cost of plumbing. HOMOGIUF CO. OF CANADA JABVIS ST. at KING EAST TORONTO 1, ONTARIO Please send me further details about how to obtain standard builder blueprints for Design R3-609 Or enclosed pleasu find SI.00 (plus 25 cents for hand- ling and mailing) for which send me the new Design Book entitled "Fourth and Country Homes Designed For Canadians." An additional 18- page book of duplex and multiple income home des- igns is available at 50c tax free. By MR. FIX Both unsightly and annoying are cracks in the ceiling. No amount of paint seems to cov- er them up. Before you know it they have opened up again, just as obvious as ever. Attempting to patch them generally results in a lumpy look and no amount of paint will cover that up either. By all means take a stab at filling the cracks if most of the ceiling is sound. You will have to open the cracks enough to work in patching plaster, un- dercutting so that the crack is narrower at the surface. Sand carefully so that the finished surface is absolutely smooth. If the cracks keep reopening Ihen other measures must be taken. Instead of filling the crack, bridge it with the kind of tape used to cover seams be- tween sheets of plaster board. In some hardwares you may also find patching kits made up of fiberglass tape and a compound to cover it. The tape is applied and a mastic spread over it. This comes in (lie kit, or ask your dealer for the mastic used to cover the tape used-with plas- ter board. Use two coats, one before applying the tape, anoth- er to cover it. Then feather the edges with careful sanding so that the edges will not show un- the paint. If there are too many cracks in repair or if the ceiling is aumpy and lumpy, then con- sider covering the ceiling with texture paint. This is thick enough lo cover tfl pick. tearing out the old ceiling and replastcring. A bad ceiling can be covered with acoustical tile. You have a wide variety of colors and surfaces from which cracks and hide irregularities. Tcxlure paints are quite heavy but can be applied wiui a roller. The three-dimensional finish is given it by using a sponge, broom or trowel. Another cure is to put on a whole new ceiling material over the old ceiling. This beats If the old ceiling is sound and reasonably level you can cement the till rifiil on the old surface. Your dealer can pro- vide instructions. Generally the method is the same as apply- ing floor tile, laying out centre working from the he ceiling out to the lines and middle of CEILING REPAIRS RESURFACE WITH TEXTURE PAINT---', FOR LARGER CRACKS USE PERFORATED TAPE INSTALL NEW CEILING OVER OLD ONE BEYOND REPAIR OR NAME ADDRESS (Leth.) Plans are for bridt exterior with wood accent, but details for building in frame are in- cluded. Without dth separate garage 50-foot lot. If lot size is not a consideration, the garage and breezeway add the long ranch house impression in tire I choice for its livability and eco- rear the house 'would fit on a 1 nomy features. YOUR GARDEN By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. I cool spot, water sparingly and 1 For good results, double pot- e i v e very little fertilizer. Hno is recommended. This INDOOR PLANTS TWO HOME seems complcl unless there are plants Plants should be kept clean by a periodic dusting of tlie foliage with a damp cloth. Another problem, especially around, and with the advent of high-rise buildings their glass doors and more spacious windows, they have now in- vaded a new frontier public buildings and offices. Some architects even design special places for plants. Most of the plants for of- fices arc tropical or semi- tropical and many are able to with indoor plants is ack of humidity. Some specimens re- quire more than others and one way of getting this is by keeping the plants on a dish of moist gravel or by frequent misting of the leaves. Overwatering is one of the adjust to conditions of limited j most common causes light and dry atmosphere. It is possible to grow plants in out- of-the-ordinary places if cer- tain factors are taken into con- sideration. These are light, wa- ter, nutriments humidity and heat. If insufficient light is the of trou- bles in growing plants indoors. There are plants that require a moist soil and others that do best in one that is dryer. Tem- peratures and conditions vary from one building to another. I think one has to more or less out of problem then place plant in a I use his judgment. Novel candy cane for decorations If you would like to decorate our horr.e or business with something a little 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 tile pattern out end follow the painting guide so that the Candy Cane ap- pears to be completely roimd. You'll find thnt it will cre- ate o lot of attention wlicn placed at the entrance of drive- way. Send in cash, cheque or money order (no stamps please) for Pattern No. 435, Candy Cane, to Carpentry Dcpt., The Lcthbridge Herald, P.O. liox COG, Adelaide St. P.O., Toronto. Send an additional SI.00 for a catalogue illustrat- ing more than 300 other torn projects and homo im- provement books. (Copyright 1871. Toronto Slur Syndicate) ting is recoir consists of potting a plant up in a porous clay pot. Set this inside a larger, watertight con- tainer, filling the space be- tween the pots with peat mos: or shredded sphagnum moss. Water the soil and the moss. In this way, the soil in the pot dries more slowly and needs watering less frequently. The following are a few ol the plants that require only a minimum of care. Aspidistra elatior, often called "Cast Iron Plant" and is perhaps one of the most durable indoor plants for dark locations. It has glossy, green leaves growing the earth in clusters. Ficus or "Rubber Plant" is very decorative, especially Fi- cus elastica decora. The varie- gated F. elastica even more ornamental, but like most variegated plants is hard- er to grow and requires more light. F. benjamina has grace- ful wavy leaves. F. lyrata, or "Fiddle Leaf Fig" has large fiddle- shaped leaves. Keep these on the dry side with fre- quent, small waterings. Philo- dendrons are one of the mosl j popular of foliage plants, grow ing well under adverse condi tions. Their only requirements are to be kept out of direc sunlight and draughts. The best known is Philodendron cordatum, also known as P oxycardium, with heart-shapec leaves on trailing stems. Do not let dry out completely 01 the leaves turn yellow. For a large lobby P. selloun is very effective. As the plant grow larger it produces cut leave from a central, slow-climbing stem. P. pertusum also known Monstera deliciosa" th( split leaf pnilodendron o "Swiss Cheese Plant" has per forated leaves and is quite spectacular. Palms will grow quite we under low light conditions bu like to be kept moist. Th graceful "KentJa Palm, Ilowen forstcriana is e a s i 1 grown, measuring three I eight feet in height. It is use ful for tables or planters as is slow growing. Neanthe bell "Parlor Palm" is nice wher space is limited. The "Bosto Fern" will stand the dry air o indoors quite well. Grow in sul dued daylight. For a trailer o climber, Cissus antarctica or "Kangaroo Vine" is useful as it will grow six feet away from a w i n d o w. Dieffenbachia or "Dumb Cane" is well suited to medium light conditions. D. picta has broad, green leaves and yellow or white irregular markings. The Bromcliads contain some very beautiful species and varieties. Their walls. This allows you to use whole tiles over most of the ceiling and confines the trim- ming to wall edges. If the ceiling is very rough rot in good shape, nail up me by two-inch furring strips first. The tiles are then stapled lo these. If the old ceilings are high you can put in a suspended ceiling system. A suspended metal grid is put up which then supports tile or other ma- terial. For this you need plenty of head room. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) UN flag The United Nations flag features the UN emblem, map of the world flanked by two olive branches. The olive branches signify the UN's pur- pose of promoting world peace. Inch's lengh The length of an inch, ori- ginally laid down in a statute by King Edward II of England in the early 1300s, equaled three grains of barley laid end to end. It was divided into three parts called barleycorns. WORLD AIMMC FACTS In 1886, the Statue of Lib- erty was dedicated as a symbol of freedom, com- memorating Franco-Ameri- can friendship. The World Almanac notes' that the 225- ton statue was created by French sculptor Frederic Bartholdi, who visualized a colossal statue at the en- trance to New York harbor, welcoming the peoples the world with the torch, of liberty. Newspaper Entcrprlsa Asia.. Sea chameleon The octopus is called the "chameleon of the sea." The animal's outer surface is dot- ted with a number of pigment cells, one set yellow, one brown and one black. If the animal is alarmed, it changes colors rapidly by opening first one set and then another of its color cells. striking colors and tolerance of dry condilions make them suit- ed to indoor culture. Always keep water in the cup-like cen- tre of the plant. %urfe leaning toward a compact this time but you need power for expressways... VALIANT Driving's not what it used to be... Traffic is a lot heaviortoday, than a dozen years ago when the compact car was introduced. Merging with fast-moving expressway traffic takes power, not to mention nerve. But power was never really part of the compact idea. At least not until Plymouth came up with Valiant Duster-the compact that can pack plenty of punch. hup! Duster is the one compact lhat lets you pick your power to match the kind of roads and traffic you have lo face. The standard Six is the 198 CID. If you need a little more, but want to stick with a Six lor economy, you can get the big 225 cubic inch CID Six. Duster also gives you a choice of V8's. The standard one is the 318 CID. And the lop choice is Ihe 340 CID. But it's more than just an engine op- tion. It's a special model all by itself called-appropriately enough-Duster 340, and it includes special trim, heavy- duty suspension and floor-mounted shift. The concept works better than ever The compact car idea is more important today than it ever was. Perhaps that's why Duster and its running Valiant 4-door sedan and Valiant Scamp, a 2-door hardtop, are the top-selling compacts in Canada. They'll seat 5 adults, carry their lug- gage and do it all economically. And most important of all, they fit into today's crowded streets and parking spaces. Compacts made to at the right place Before you make any decisions about a compact csr. head for your local Plymouth dealer and check out all Ihe Plymouth compacts: Valiant, Scamp, Duster and Ihe new lower-priced Scamp special. Then sit down with a sales rep- resentative and figure out exactly what you need on your car in Ihe way of op- tional or special equip- ment. He can tailor the cartoyourexacl require- ments. It's like having a car customer-made. SITOSB YOUR PLYMOUTH DEALER IS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR THE RIGHT DEAL ;