Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 2, 1973 · Page 24
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 24

Tucson, Arizona
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Friday, February 2, 1973
Page 24
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PAGE 24 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N * * * FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, If73.:' : This custom oval pool, above, built by VVhitaker Aquatech Pools of Tucson for Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Fee won a bronze medal in the residential classification at the National Swimming Pool Institute convention in Las Vegas, Nev., last week. A waterfall flows from the wall of natural boulders on the X pool's cir;c. Y.'arren JOLSC v;as the designer of this ar'arc-u'Inniiyj sv;immirg pool, below, at the home GL Mr. and firs. William M. Dreshcr of Tucson. It's an irregular snap with native boulders and flagstone beyond the Kool Deck surrounding the Whitaker pool. The pool interior Is b!ack. Estate diaries Inventory may yield family jackpot By VIVIAN BROWN AP Ftatvre · Writer There may be gold in the dustiest family heirlooms, one reason people have begun to keep estate diaries. An inventory of family items included in a diary which lists the family's entire assets may provide the poorest family with a sense of economic worth that someday may be converted into real cash. Real estate, savings bonds, insurance, jewelry should ,be listed also, if the family has such assets. Using the book method^ one couple realized $9,500 on the sale of furnishings that even included fairly new items. Old china -- the kind people keep unused on their shelves generation after generation -was in such good condition when it was sold to a dealer for ?2,000. Paintings, prints, linens brought another ?800. An empire clock netted $85. Furniture brought more than ?3, rMex/can Planters in bright colors variety of shapes! and included fairly new pieces among them tilt top table, Victorian sofa, a schoolmaster dfisk, old andirons. Furniture is . new so expensive and people are so aware of the possibilities of refurbishing it, that even fairly new pieces in good shape can bring handsome prices. More recently a woman began keeping such a diary when her husband told guests who had inquired that the tintype of her relatives "was something picked up in a junk- shop." She quickly reminded him, the frame was, but the relatives weren't. But it made her think -- what would happen to the old family relics if she weren't around to earmark them for the children. And even if they didn't like the old family paintings -there are a lot of antique hunters willing to pay good prices in adopting such ancestors. Motivated 'more by sentimentality, she began a diary listing everything the family owned indoors and outdoors, the cost of each item and the current market value. In addition to the list being available for insurance purposes in the event of catastrophe, every member of the family can be better informed a,bout the family's household effects by looking at the book. Her categories are marked as follows: Acquired (year), how (source), price (if any), current worth (market value). Family heirlooms are listed with pertinent facts. The dining room was an afterthought that proved to be a treasure trove of saleable items cloth, Staffordshire bibelots, cut glass,, porcelain, silver. Staffordshire is still being made from old molds so it is a good idea to jot down all information about it so that it may be convincingly sold. The little diary can be espe- cially helpful if someone must .be hired to dispose of household effects. Some people make a profession of pricing and selling household items on a commission basis, but they aren't always the best-informed people. One widowed man went to Europe while household effects were being sold from a house he had owned. Experienced shoppers were amazed that some valuable old things were priced ridiculously low, and some ordinary fairly new objects were priced so high they wouldn't sail. The man had turned the keys over without any instruction. Equipped with a book and the background of some of the items, the people running the sals could have more accurately assessed the contents of the house, and the man would have realized far more from ' the sale. Weekend Firm captures awards A Tucson.company won two awards for swimming pools in 'the national swirrmv'nsj'-pool ; design competition of the National Swimming Pool Institute in Las Vegas last week. The special awards night program was in conjunction with the 16th annual NSPI convention and exposition. Whitaker Aquatech Pools won a bronze medal and an honorable mention in the residential classification of the competition. Awards were on the basis of quality of workmanship, soundness of design, beauty, practicality of the pool, and harmony of the surrounding landscaped area. Accepting the awards were B. T. Whitaker, company president, George 'Hawke, ,vice president and sales manager, and R. Y Ginter, secretary. Winners are at the homes of Dr. and Mrs. Wesley Fee, designed by the builder, Whitaker Aquatech Pools; and at the home of Mr, and Mrs. William H. Dresher, designed by Warren Jones, landscape architect. Prominent professional and , business leaders served as judges of the competition. 'Ekseption 9 popular in Europe Ekseption; a classic rock group, was organized in Holland more than 10 years ago -- long before Emerson, Lake and Palmer came along -- but didn't begin recording until 1969. . Since then it has enjoyed steady popularity in Europe arid should pick up a strong following in the United States: on the force of its album "Ek- ·seption 5" (Philips PHS 700002). . The first side is devoted to . classic rock arrangements of Beethoven and Bach by Rick van der Linden, who plays organ, harpsichord, spinet, mel- lotron and Moog, and Keith Emerson's "For Example, For Sure." Mozart and Beethoven are sandwiched around three van der Linden originals on the second side. steady bloom By JOHN HARLOW One of the most frequent requests by the · uniniated gardener is for a plant that will -have flowers the year round. At least two plants, while not completely filling the bill, come; pretty, close to it. Both of these have pioved themselves m Tucson's summer heat and winter cold The Golden Shrub Daisy (Europes Pectmatus) is an ev- 'ergreen perennial that blooms all year round with its heaviest bloom in spnng. It's daisy- like with 2-inch golden flowers that grow on short stems. In order, to keep' this plant fresh and compact it should be cut back some once a year. Naturally during this period until fresh growth develops there will be no flowers. The second plant is the Daisy bush (Gamolepsis Chry- santhemoides) This is a fast growing plant from South Af- nca which grows to four feet or more with a similar spread. It produces bright yellow daisy-like flowers to 1V4 inches. This .also flowers almost continuously but heaviest in the spring. It performs and requires similar treatment : as- mentioned for the Golden Daisy shrub. Another shrub 1 proving adaptable to our climate and tt date not being used much in Tucson is the Sweet Pea Shrub (Polygala Dalmai- siana). While it does not . bloom all year it has a profusion of purple to magenta pea- like flowers all summer. This is :a small spreading evergreen shrub with light green leaves. It's excellent as a potted plant. Our area has plenty of shrubs that grow fast-and large. 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Soguaro 1--Hedge Hog 2--Prickly Pear 1--Barrel 2--Century let us plant now and 1--Red Cholla you relax this jum- 1 --Teddy Bear Cholla mer with o low core 1--Jumping Chollo yard ' ARIZONA CACTUS SALES 545 W. ROGER RD. PH. 888-4019 Hours 9 om-5 pm TUBS, thru Sunday Closed Monday If you cook in the summer and freeze in the winter. . . it's probably time for you to consider a new air conditioning and heating system for your home. Tucson Federal offers Home Improvement Loans for just about anything that wilt improve the value of your home. Come on in and let's talk about it. NINE CONVENIENT OFFICES 0CUS shrubs that grow slowly and are compact. The Pittosporum Tobira "Wheelers Dwarf" is such a plant. It's a miniature form-of Pittqsporum Tobira which has been popular/here as long as I can remember (over 30 years). With its shiny dark evergreen leaves it has long been a favorite shrub for the shady or semi-shady location. The new "Wheelers Dwarf" will be a reliable border plant for a very small hedge Thwweek in your garden l;; Plant,bare-root trees, shrubs and roses, v . IT 2 Select camellias in bloom. 3. Fertilize winter lawn. 4 Plant glads. Buy words Estes. Rancho Catalina Catalina Casas Adobes is the setting for these two separate and unique communities. You can. enjoy life in the country and still be just .moments from Casas Adobes Center or minutes from the heart of Tucson. At Rancho Catalina you can choose a 3 or'4 bedroom home on an acre lot. There is plenty of room for any family and prices start at $25,800. · .. If your choice is carefree, townhouse'living, Verde Catalina offers luxury and many extras priced from only $27,500. A centrally located pool and ramada area is just one of the features that makes owning your own 2 or 3.bedroom Verde Catalina' townhouse like living at a resort. DIRECTIONS: Drive north on Oracle Rd. Rancho and Verde CataHna ara located just a mile north of Caiai Adobe* Shopping Center. 297-2666 or 297-5112. Rincho CitiliM and Verdi Citalhu H If you are seeking a convenient south- side location and a carefree way to own your own home, then discover Missiondale. Priced from $12,240 you can choose a 1,2 or 3 bedroom Missiondale Townhouse. For less than rent you can enjoy all the advantages of home' ownership .. .'but townhouse living eliminates many of the homeowners' worries. · DIRECTIONS: Drlvt *oulh on South 6th AVI. (Nogales Highway) or on South 12th Ava. to Bllby Rd. and follow the signs to Missiondale. Phona: 889-5141. '8' AJO WAY mVINQTON HO. missiondale BILBY-RD. Parkside Bono TOGCTHGR 'Now you can own your own 1, 2 or 3 .bedroom Parkside townhouse for as lit- tle'as $12,690. No more landlord hassles. You will have privacy and, all the tax and financial advantages of owning your own home. Yet, you still pay less than rent. . , And Parkside Townhouses are centrally located next to a county park. Transportation, shopping, schools, and churches are practically at your doorstep. Minutes to Davis Monthan or 1-10 for commuting to any job. Discover how easy it is to invest in your future. DIRECTIONS: Drive south on Cherry Ave. to 23rd St. and bear left to Campbell Ave. Continue ioulh and turn left at Pinal Vlita. Phone: 623-1861. ESTES company a^ggj^p A Dlvlal«n atf *ln»«r Hatiftinfj C*m*»amy

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