Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 7, 1965 · Page 15
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April building highest since last November A 14'home residential project in April carried new construction in Redlands to its highest monttoly total since November. The 95 building permits issued by the city Building department last month amounted to $676,860. Residential construction, showing a marked comeback, accounted for $356,600 of the total. Some 21 dwelling units wei-e begun in April. Through March, only six homes had been started isince January. The city's progi-am of removing substandard houses continued during April with three homes demolished. Morris Construction company is building the 14-home project at Roosevelt road and Cypress avenue. Permit value of the construction work is $285,600. The 14 homes wiE complete a tract in which 15 homes were previously constructed. Overall, the valuation of new construction in Redlands for 1965 is trailing far behind the pace set in the two previous years. To date, the dollar value of building activity this year amounts to $1,903,805. The total for the same period of 1964 was $8,662,367. In addition to tlie $356,600 for residential construction in April, there was an additional $262,915 in non-residential and $57,345 in building alterations. Following is a table showing the comparative monthly totals for the past 12 months and the previous 12 months. The column at the left starts with May, 1964 and ends with AprD, 1965. The column at right starts with May, 1963 and ends with April, 1964. 1964 May $ 1,785,070 June 1,027,504 July 435,286 Aug 1,328,030 Sept 966,505 Oct 1,094,503 Nov I,619,fi75 Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. 581,280 1965 646,535 181,615 389,795 676,860 1963 $ 979,065 1.948,389 1,254,176 .1,062,239 4,355,862 432,548 1,053,840 2,012,324 1964 2,839,454 2,203,333 1,307,363 2,312,217 Total ....310,732,618 $23,703,564 Tuberous begonias capable of taking a lead roll Begonias of various kinds supply a lot of pleasure in the home and garden. The fibrous- rooted varieties make excellent border plants; the Rex Begonia is a beautiful foliage subject for indoor color — but the most spectacular of all is the summer-flowering Tuberous Begonia. . This is the variety that has made California, and more particularly the Santa Cruz area, famous throughout the world, according to the California Association of Nurserymen. Flowers of the Tuberous Be gonia are great imitators. One of them resembles the daffodil, another the carnation, a third the cameUia and a fourth the rose. The most popular strain •was derived from the best features of the carnation, camel ]ia, rose forms. It is called "ruf fled double". The huge flowers have a loosely formal arrange ment of petals with fimbriated margins and are available in separate colors of red, crimson, yellow, orange, apricot, salmon pink, rose pink and white. The tuberous begonia has two planting seasons. Tubers are planted now, while they are dormant. In April, small seed ling plants become available. Usually the seedlings are used to plant fairiy large beds in the shade garden and the tubers are used to fill in small spots and for pot plants, in which they e.\cei. Your C.A.N, nurseryman has the tubers on display now, with pictures in natural color to show the kmd and color of flower you may expect from your purchase. Usually you can have a choice of small and large-size tubers. Choose the largest size for pot plants and smaller for outdoor bedding. Set the tubers on a cushion of peat moss and leaf mold, contained in a wooden flat. Barely cover with the same material and keep moist, but not wet. As soon as the leaves are big enough to show definite "points" to the leaves (one or two inches tall) they are ready for transplanting. Use this planting mixture: one part each of topsoil, sand, peat moss, leaf mold, or just buy a bag of "planting mix" from your nurseryman. The leaf points determine the direction in which the flowers face, so when the plants are set in pots or gound, keep this in mind. Begonias like filtered sunlight, as beneath a tree. They will not bloom or grow properly in deep shade. In the warm interior valleys, plants may be protected by small lath sections until they start to bloom. The pot plants should be kept m fairly deep shade until they have set flower buds. Irrigate with overhead sprinkling in early morning or late afternoon, but never during the middle of the day. Flowers to float in bowls should be picked according to same schedule, the stems are plump with water. A very popular form of the Tuberous Begonia is the "hanging basket". The stems are slender and drooping, the foliage and flowers smaller than their upright-growing cousins. The color range is almost as varied as the ruffled doubles; basic col­ ors being white, red, pink, yel low. Start the tubers now in flats and when they reach the "point" size set two or three plants in a 12-inch or larger basket in the same soil as recommended for pot plants. Don't put up the baskets until the stems have started to trail over the sides and don't forget to give them a reg' ular schedule of watering, pre ferably from the end of a hose to which has been attached a flow-softening nozzle. Fourplex among building permits in Yucaipa area San Bernardino county build- mg permits totaling $78,028 were issued recenUy for construction in the Yucaipa area. The largest permit, $22,000, was issued to Lorent Homes Inc., owners, 929 Colton avenue, San Bernardino for construction of a fourplex dwelling at 12321 Sixth street Yucaipa. Tlie building will be 42 by 60 feet and will be built by Arrowhead Bldg. Corp. Other Yucaipa permits issued included the following: H. KUday, owner, a $11,683 permit for a 1,400 square foot frame and stucco dweUmg at 35636 Sierra Lane. S. B. Ramsay builder. Yucaipa Const. Co., owner and builder, a $14,355 permit for a 1,670 square foot stucco dwelling at 35506 Panorama drive. Max A. Trayer, owner and builder, 11402 Cassablanca, a $15,456 permit for a 1,832 square foot dwelling at 36134 Golden Gate drive, Yucaipa. E. W. Rempel, owner and builder, 33460 Pine drive, a $14,534 permit for construction of a 1,572 square foot dwelling at 33441 Pine drive, Yucaipa. Snake a big surprise READING, England (UPD- An unidentified small boy trav eled 12 miles by bus with what he thought was a grass snake in his sleeve. He took the creaturd to Reading Museum where officials told him it was an adder—Britain's only poisonous snake. LITTLE NEED TO WEED Proper tools required to take care of garden Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Y'ou cannot take care of a yard and garden without tools. When you set out to buy the tools you need, make certain tliat you get a basic assortment —one Uiat will handle all of the problems you are likely to encounter. Aside from a lauTi mower here are tlie basic tools you will need. Digging Tools — For digguig you will need a spade, a spading fork and a hand trowel. Get a spade witli a square blade about 12 inclies long and 7 inches wide. One like tliis will weigh a little under 5 pounds. Use it for tiuning the ground, digging holes, digging out plants with deep roots and a variety of excavating jobs. A spading fork has four prongs instead of a single blade, is good for turning ground. It's a little easier to use Oian a spade in stony ground. Plants with shallow roots can be dug out with a fork. The hand trowel is a small tool, has a blade about 6 inches Redlands Dally facts Friday, May 7, 1965 - 15 Poisons in some of those twigs, plants By GAY PAULEY UP! Women's Editor NEW YORK (UPD—The leaf of the peach tree looks harm less. Yet it contains one of the most dangerous poisons known, hydrocyanic acid. LLH POINTERS By Polly Cramer column is like a congenial visit with good friends. 1 have utilized so many of the Pointers Deadly""cyanide is packaged''hat I sincerely hope mine will in twigs of the cherry tree. And the leaf blades of rhubarb contain oxalic acid which causes severe kidney damage. Marjorie May, director of the home and education division of the Greater New York Safety Council, mentioned these and others as she issued a plea for parents to watch what their children nibble, especially with the green season coming in. Let the adults be on guard, too. Eating the daisies may be all right, said Miss May, but there sew. When you give a party, send some of the favors. The cost of the gift is not important, but try 10 remember all special days in between as wel! as the birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. If boxes, paper, string, waxed paper and foil are kept in a handy place it will be much easier to do this little bit that is going I to bring happiness to those far DE.-^R POLLY—Reading your,the other at right angles from away. Keep stationery in the the selvage (edge). Shift the car, in the kitchen, on your material until it is the exact desk and bedside table and number of inches top and hot-: write a few lines when you have torn. When cut this way. the;a spare minute. Stamp and ad- completed garment "hangs" asidress a few envelopes ahead the designer intended. 1 now| and keep those letters and pack- be useful to some of you. When teaching my sixth son to drink from a cup, 1 discovered that by placmg the rim of the cup lightly on top of the tip have a large draftsman's square which is a wonderful help, but before getting it I always used of the tongue, he is guided to;the two yardsticks.—D. II. G. proper swallowing. The whole process becomes almost automatic. If the tongue is loose, babies tend to lap at the milk or water like little kittens. Check for yourself next time you drink a glass of water. You will see how awkward it is if the glass is only raised to the are more than 700 species ofj''Ps or under your tongue. plants that are known to have!^*'^^ caused illness or death—some of the plants so common they're in home • gardens, at tha playground, the golf course or picnic area. Strikes Many Children DEAR POLLY—Never throw away that old floor mop. Keep it and put in the car trunk. I find one better than a bag of DEAR POLLY—I do hope my idea helps others who have to use a walker. I attached a shoe bag to the front of my walker so I can carry any number of things in the pockets. This is very handy when 1 go shopping or want to carry household cleaning supphes at home. The bag is pinned across the walker. ages in the mail. — FLO DEAR POLLY — I feel sure other motliers are struggling with making doll clotlies just as I am. The hardest part used to be putting in the facings around tJie tiny neck and armhole openings. Now I make a narrow facing of iron-on tape for a neat finish with no stiching and no fraymg. After sewing front and back together at tlie shoulders, macliine stitch along the seam Ime at neck and arm openings. top and bottom, so I won't IripjcHp seam along curves and on it.-MRS. N. A. L. DEAR POLLY — When your foam rubber hair curlers b?-| sail to provide traction for a i come flattened, hold them un- car wheel spinning on ice. Onlykier hot water and right before Tbe U.S. Public Health Serv-;i,se the cloth part. I used to] your eyes they will return to ice estimates that 12,000 chil-juse the business end of an old dren each year are poisoned by• broom, but find the mop is bet- plants, she said. jter. If you do use a broom, "There is no need to stop,saw off the complete handle, growing beaufiful flowers and,Either mop or broom can be plants just because they contain poison," said Miss May. "Just keep them out of your mouth. Train the children not to chew on anything other than known pushed tight against back or front of the problem wheel. Two mops or two brooms would take care of both wheels. The broom will probably be too beat I WATER i HEATER?! We give same day service on replacements. Terms to suit. Guaranteed installed price. Radio Equipped Trucks long. Use it for lifting or setting small plants. Cullivatmg Tools — Tlie ordinary garden hoe is a must. It's surprising how many neophjle gardeners try to do without one. Use it for loosenmg soil around plants and chopping out weekds. Pronged cultivatoi-s are used for •weeding and cultivating in stony ground. Later you may want to got a scuffle hoe. Its blade is wider but not as deep. Use it by digging it back and forth across the soil without lifting it. Raking Tools — The stiff iron rake is for gardens, is used to break up the soil. Use it to pul- vei'ize or scratch up the earth wherever yoa are planting seed. It is also useful for picking up debris. Lawn rakes, either bamboo or steel, have fan shaped ends, are used for sweeping leaves and grass clippings from tlie lawn. Pruning Tools — Prunuig -shears come in two styles — witli blades tiiat cross over each oUier, as scissors do; and with a blade tliat cuts agamst an anvil blade. Both are good. A pnming knife with a curved handle is handy, will cut thin stems wOiout teajing. Grass shears are used for trimming edges of lawTis, the unruly strands of grass that you don't get with the mower. Get Uie kmd that operates when you squeeze up and down on t h e handles — they're easier to use. These are Uie basic pruning tools. If you have hedges you will need hedge shears. A sickle is good for clearing out patches of liigh weeds. Garden Hose Needed Among the miscellaneous items you will need are a garden hose, a sprmkler and nozzle for watering. For transporting plants, soil and other heavy items, get a wheelbarrow or garden card. Get one with rubber tires and one big enough to carry 3 or 4 cubic feet of material. Take cai-e of your new tools. Hang them up. Keep them clean and dry. Wlien not m use, keep them covered with a liglit film of oil. Keep edges of hoes and spades sharp by filmg. Cover the crack* with annuals and cut down the need to weed these spaces between stepping stones or patio squares. Here sweet alyssum borders the path and soon will cover cracks. Wilh the present popularity of terraces and patios, the many diSerent kinds o£ paving oKca present waeding problems. Why give weeds a chance to grow? Early sowing of annuals which naturally grow low aud spreading will give these a head start and if you keep a space clear around them for Just a little while there'll be no need to weed later in the season. The annuals will cover tiie cracks and. provide color and, sometimes, fragrance. Shown in tlie illustration .is 5weet alyssum used in the cracks of a flag.'stone path. It also is used as a border along the edge of the path so that border and nracks will gradually merge into a carpet, of one color. As you know, sweet alyssum is available with flowers o£ white, pink, lavender or purple so even this on* annual otters a wide choice. Creeping zinnia might be used in a similar situation and its small yellow flowers would present a, different color scheme foods, no matter how familiar it up to reuse for this purpose but is." I use a mop over and over.— The flowers of the narcissus, SUS.'XN hyacinth and daffodil are lovo-j ly. But poison from the bulbs| DEAR POLLY — My Pointer causes nausea, vomiting andiis for those who use a type diarrhea, and can be fatal. j writer. You can neatly conceal One leaf from the flamboyant!a typing error on white bond poinsettia can kill a child. Miss ^ paper. Carefully erase the un- from alyssum. Lobelias with blooms ot varying shades of blue or white would be equally suitable and grow especially well la light sliade. For long-season weed avoidance, verbenas in mixed colors or in white, pink, rose, lavender or purple would be a happy choice — for these annuals continue -tc grow and flower until hard frost. Portulacas are the gayest ot the spreading annuals. Coming as they do with single or double flowers in bright yellows, rtises, pinks and white, they are particularly suitable for a sunny situation where soil is poor for they thrive under these conditions. May said there is enough poison in a dime packet of castor bean seeds to kill five children. She said larkspur, lily of the valley, Irish, sweet peas, monkshood, autumn crocus and bleeding heart are a few ot the familiar plants which have toxic parts—flowers, stems, leaves, seeds, berries, roots or bulbs. Don't nibble on a laurel, rho- wantcd character and then rub white chalk over the erasure. I have done this for years but was always disturbed over the chalk deposit on my fingers. It always found its way to my clothing. Recently I hit on the idea of encircling the chalk stick with a piece of cellophane tape, starting from the end of Iheir natural size.—LORRAINE DEAR POLLY-I have often sewed into a finger as I held material to guide it precisely ihrough the sewing machine. Recenfly 1 discovered that using an orange stick (either end) is very helpful in guiding the material verv close to thej needle.— ANGIE turn under seam allowance. .Make the facing by laying the bodice on tlie tape with Uie right side of material down on the dull side of tape. Trace along the seam line and then out about one-quarter inch away. Cut out and iron on.—ANNE GIRLS — Even those who don't sew can do wonders with iron-on tape. Betty, my right- hand helper, says she hemmed her shower curtain with this tape.—POLLY GIRLS — I liked using the slanting end best.—POLLY DEAR POLLY — My letter is a reminder to those who may forget that grandparents who live far away may be lonely. Do write them at least once a week. Saying you have nothing j to write about is no excuse, fori they would enjoy hearing the I elite things the children are say- 1 ing and doing, where you go.j what particular projects you are' working on and even somethuig new you served for dinner. Pass on a recipe. Why not send a small package at least twice a month? Youi know the interests of your par- DEAR POLLY — When the furniture protectors came off of my son's walker I replaced them with small household sponges secured to the legs with rubber bands. They were easy to put on, cost very httle and I work as well as the originals. -CLARA BELLE cellophane tape, starting from dodendron, azalea, daphne, olc-!the end of the chalk which is ander and wisteria. People I held and then covering with an- have died merely from cating^othcr piece and continuing until]cnts — what they would like to steaks that were speared withiihcrc is just enough left for ef-^reaj^ a packet of seeds if they oleander sficks and roasted fcctivp use. As the chulk wears enjoy gardening, some little over a fire. Miss May said. away 1 only need to peel off:sewing help if grandma likes to Berries attract little fingers— a length of tape and I am ready i — but berries from Daphne, night-!to conceal more errors. — I Decorative Window Shades • All Kinds • All Styles Always the Newest REDLANDS SHADE SHOP 620 Orange Ph. 792-5807 shade and raoonseed (which resembles wild grape) can kill. Jimson weed (also called stink- MARIE DEAR POLLY—My Pointer is weed or thorn apple) grows in | for home sewers or dressmak- abundance and is considered j ers. When cutting a pattern ourj responsible for more poisonings ] of plain material which does notj than any other plant. Ihave a design to keep you on Ordinary lawn grass is safe,[the straight, use two yardsticks unless it is heavily coated with at right angles, one on the insecticides. But leave the wild^"straight of the goods" mark-] mushrooms to experts. 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