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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 14, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta HOME OF THE WEEK OPTIOWA.U. GARAGE I CAR. 2. CAE 20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, September 14, 1973 31 for trouble spots before winter Check your brickwork now This week's home has prov- ed to be the most popular presented for many years. It is a spacious three bedroom ranch design, but careful attention has befn paid to cost Its plan is as near to a simple economical rectangle as possible but still avoids a small "boxy" impression. A long gable roof is economical to build and enhances the im- pression of length An extra washroom is accessible from master bedroom, rear entrance, kitchen and basement The centre hall plan gives the straight- through access from front door to kitchen which so many homemakers prefer. Plans provide for an optional living room fireplace, one or two car garage and alternative con- struction with frame exterior. The design is suitable for any type of heating. By MR. FIX People who specify brick when they are house hunting or planning to build a home generally are interested in the fact that brick requires less maintenance than wood. But no home, even brick, is maintenance free. While you will not have to paint your house as often this doesn't mean that you can ignore the place. Trim will need painting just as it does on any house and it will have to be done with great care to avoid splashing paint on the brick. Use plenty of drop cloths and work carefully Use regular trim colors and if the trim is white, use a white designed for trim use. not a regular white house paint Ordinary house paint chalks. Use a non-chalking white to avoid stains on the brick. (So-called self-cleaning paints are paints that chalk.) One problem you should be aware of is crumbling mortar. Brick walls and brick foun- dations oi wood houses should be checked for mortar joints that are starting to crumble. Neglect will-cause damp spots on indoor walls Use a screwdriver to probe mortar joints for loose material. Remove loose mor- tar with a hammer and chisel, leaving sound areas alone. Clean out fragments with a wire brush Repairing mortar joints, un- like painting, can be done a lit- tle at a time Use a prepared mortar mix and mix only what you will use in a short time The mix comes in dry form- and water is added. Before you do any mixing, hose down the surface so that it is completely wet. If you apply fresh mortar to a dry surface it will dry too quickly and crumble. If this happens clean out the joint and start again Remember to wet it down this time. Apply fresh mortar with a pointing trowel Use the end of the trowel to indent the rnor- tar slightly while it is still CHISEL OUT LOOSE MORTAR APPLY FRESH MORTAR WITH, TROWEL WET SURFACE TO BE RE PAIRED -TI REMOVE LOOSE STEP BRICKS---THEN MAKE REPAIRS 4Q--4- Design No. R3-1040. i362Sq. Ft, By Gene Fawcette HOUSE OFPlASrtC A NEW ALL-PLASTIC HOME, FOR LESS THAN COMES WITH FURNITURE, APPLIANCES AND PLUMBING IS EXTRA. THE RIGID PVC 16' x 32 HOUSE CAN BE ERECTED ON SITE BYA3-MANCREWIN JUSTTHREEDAYS... Home-0-Graph Home Planning Service 40 JARVIS, ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO M5C 2H1 D I enclose S1 00 each (plus 25 cents for handling and mailing) lor two new books "Home Design for Canadians'. D Book 1 presents designs for homes up to 1600 sq ft for 1 storey and split level. 1850 sq ft for one and one half and 2 storey D Book 2 includes larger homes and vacation homes Also avail- able is an 18 page book of duplex and multiple home designs at 50 cents D Please send an order form so that I may order builder's plans for the design shown above NAME ADDRESS -T1J 3Z7 -The Herald- ...PESfGNEDFOR TffKEE 0EDOOOA1S, At Home Litter hugs take words literally! In Arizona, highway clean- ing crews couldn't keep pace with htterers until roadside signs were changed a few vears ago. Belore them, anti- htter posters read. "Deposit litter ahead 'i mile." Many motorists took the signs literally, and scattered gar- bage over the next quarter- mile The roads are much cleaner, officials say, since the signs were reworded- "Litter container mile." Largest maker The largest aircraft manufacturer in the world is the Boeing Aircraft Company Seattle. Wash. Solving your space trouble By DONALD R. BRANN Until recently, when a fami- ly outgrew it's house, they looked for a larger one as quickly as they could afford it With inflation spirahng home costs sky high, a lot of people are staying put. Now, thanks to simplified direc- tions, every family needing one or more additonal bedrooms, a country style kitchen, or family room, can buy materials and build one or as many rooms as they need at surpirsmgly small cost Materials for a 12'xl6' addi- tion may not cost more than real estate fees, closing costs, legal and moving expenses in- curred selling one house and buying another While money spent for these services goes one way with no return, buy materials to build an addition and it's an investment that pays dividends in comfort and convenience, plus capital gams when you decide to sell at some future date To simplify building, the book offered below explains every step of construction in non-technical language. Even those who do none of the work will make substantial savings when they know how the job is done Those who don't wish to do the work themselves can save a bundle it they read the book belore hiring a contrac- tor Since the book takes the lear and mystery out of building space, it permits the homeowner to intelligently discuss costs and construction with a contractor. Send 25 in cheque or money order for Book No. 609 How to Build an Addition to Carpentry Dept The Lethbndge Herald. P 0 Box 4090, Postal Station A, Toronto Ontario M5W 1M9 Editor's Note The Herald does not handle these blueprints and it is necessary to send requests tor them to the above address in Toronto. Please write the address as printed. fresh. This not only looks better, it helps shed water. Keep water and rags handy to wipe off mortar that gets smeared on the brick. Keep new mortar joints wet tor several days Adjust the hose for a fine spray. Brick steps are another place where trouble can start. If the mortar joint has been allowed to deteriorate too much there can be damage because of the weight on the steps. This will result in loose bricks, even cracking. Slight wear requires only the treatment described above. But if you find bricks that are wobbling or breaking, then other methods are in order away the mortar so that you can remove the brick Clean oft the rest of the mor- tar, both from the steps and from the brick you have removed Set the brick in a pail of water to soak. Except lor the side that will show, cover the brick all around with mortar and set in place Finish filling the joints with mortar. After the brick has had a chance to stand for a time, smooth the mortar joint Keep wet lor several days. Do not allow the repaired area of the steps to be used for several days or until you are sure the new brick is soundly set (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) SPIREAFROBELIA Flowerirg-Sun or Shade Regular 2 75 FALL SPECIAL each CHRYSANTHEMUMS Named Varieties Regular to S1 25 each SPECIAL each 1.75 500 750 Most other Perennials, each Come and see our good selection of BLUE SPRUCE TREES LACOMBE NURSERIES LTD. Coaldale Highway 5 Miles East of Lethbndge For your convenience we are open Tues and Fn evenings CLOSED SUNDAYS Now if s Kolo First it was Japanese toys. then cameras. TV sets, and cars Now koto is entering the American scene Koto, look- ing vaguely like a surfboard with strings, may become the successor to the Indian sitar among fans ot exotic music Largest pyramid The largest pyramid monu- ment constructed bv man is Quetzalcoatl located 63 miles southeast of Mexico City. The pyramid's base covers an area of about 45 acres and has a volume estimated at cubic yards which is nearly a million cubic yards greater than Egypt's Pvramid of Cheops. The World Almanac notes. Ice skating Ice skating may be the newest sport in Indonesia's capital, but its origins go back at least 5.000 years Archeologists have found animal bones apparently used as skates during the Bronze Age in Pannonia, an area that now is in Hungary and Yugoslavia r Your garden By Isabella R. Young, F.R.H.S. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH HERBS? Herbs have many uses, from flavoring foods, beautifying gardens to medicinal purposes Sage is a favorite, health- giving, perennial herb, with a strong but appetizing flavor. It makes an attractive border plan) with its silver or bluish- purple flowers and grey, crinkled leaves Sage originates from the Mediterranean areas, so does best in full sun. You can grow it from seed, or cuttings about four inches long, taken from the previous years growth, removing the lower leaves and cutting just below a joint Place cuttings in a flat or pot in a sandy soil until well rooted. As a medicinal value, it has been used for years as a remedy for fevers, sore throats, digestive ailments. To ward off moths in cup- boards, place a lew sprigs in them Some people use it as a cleanser for teeth I am sure that it is very widely known as a useful flavoring in stuffings lor turkeys, etc It is also very tasty m stews and soups. If there is one herb I find most refreshing, it is Mint Frequently, when I am work- ing- to thrgardefl, I wiS'jertrin a leaf or two in my fingers and inhale the delightful aroma. almost anywhere in the gar- den Mint to. originally came from the Mediterranean, being brought to England by the Romans. This perennial has the habit of encroaching on neighbouring plants, but can be kept within bounds by plac- ing an edging around it or growing it in a bottomless tub. For those who prefer a fresh supply of mint during the winter, plant some in a box in the fall and grow it in the greenhouse When cooking new potatoes, peas or carrots. add a few leaves of mint for that special flavor. It is also used with lamb On a hot summer's evening have you ever tried a Mint Julep. Place the thin rind and juice of half an orange in a_glass, crush the leaves of a sprig of mint and add to the juice with a tsp. of sugar, plus equal amounts of gin and sherry Serve with crushed ice While Rosemary is not quite as hardy a perennial herb as some, it may also be purchas- ed in containers at most grocery outlets. It is an evergreen shrub, with grey- green. grass-like, aromatic foliage, with pale blue uld be used s best in full sun well-drained soil, and THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Umd Holfwoy Trent-Canada moil Phont like the former two. comes trom the Mediterranean The tall varieties are suitable for informal hedges where it sur- vives the winters. Herbalists have made use of rhis plant tor many years It is an ex- cellent tonic tor the heart and nervous ailments, as well as being used lor headaches and an anticeptic on wounds Whether this is a superstition or not, a few sprigs placed un- der the pillow is supposed to prevent nightmares It is used with lamb. veal, chicken, eggs and cauliflower To produce a cucumber flavor in drinks, add some Borage. This plant has pretty blue flowers and is an annual, but it does have the habit of spreading or self-sowing. If you cannot digest or tolerate onions, try Chives as they have a much milder flavor Use herbs sparingly they should enhance the natural flavor of foods, not overpower ihem Use i tsp for a dish tor tour people, increasing or decreasing to suit your taste In the garden, herbs make a nice addition to the flower border because of their contrasting color and form of foliage Sweet Basil, with its dark purple foliage, looks nice Mr. I moved a birch tree at the beginning of June, but it does not seem to be do- ing so well Could you give me some advice as to what I can do to "perk" it up'' Ans. Birch trees are mov- ed most successfully in the spring. They originally grew along river banks, so require large amounts of water Those in lawns sometimes suitor from lack of moisture and this is also one of the reasons lor so much winter kill with those I rocs Sears SATURDAY SPECIALS STARTS A.M. Gold Label Lawn Food 12-6-3. Reg. GARDEN SHOP 2.99 Groan Karpet Lawn Food 20-10-5 Reg. 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