Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 2, 1960 · Page 11
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 11

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 2, 1960
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1960. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, 10GANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE ELEVEN &HOME EKHP The WEEDERS GUIDE BY EARL ARONSON (AP. Newsfeatures) THE LONG LIFE^of the chrysanthemum, now at its peak in many areas, is one of the principal reasons for that flower's popularity. And that goes for cui flowers and for the fairly recenl summer-blooming variety as wel as the "faithful, hardy fall mums We planted several of the early, dwarf variety last spring and their yellow and white flowers are a pretty sight near the roses TOOL RENTAL Refinish your own floors the easy way by renting our floor sander and edger for a professional-looking job. Wall paper steamers, help you remove unsightly paper in a short time, saves you hours of back breaking work. SAWS-DRILLS-SANDERS SOUTH SI&E LUMBER CO. 811 Burlington Ph. 2319 The common mums offer the amateur gardener a variety of colors, soft and bold, and a variety of shapes, including small, round pom-pom or, shaggy. , Plant chrysanthemums where they will get full sunshine as long as possible. Plant them, in a row or in small groups They thrive in southern axposure and in fertile, well-drained soil. Mums 'don't need much water beyond what nature provides. If there should be drought, moisten, but do not soak, the soil About four weeks., after planting,, give them a feeding of 5-10-5 fertilizer, cultivated and watered in The' most common mum' peit you'll have to combat is the brown chrysanthemum aphid Aphids generally cluster on _ terminal shoots, and on undersides of leaves. They suck juices and disfigure and eventually may kill plants. Another mum enemy is the Mexican mealybug, a tiny white insect covered with a white wax}' excretion. It 'attacks leaves, stems and flowers, causing stunting. For control of insects and sooty mold, spray with' nicotine sulphate solution mixed with 'white oil; Destroy all dead or infested portions of the plant. To prevent diseases of chrysanthemums: 1. Don't plant in wet, shady places. 2. Don't crowd plants. They need air circulation. ° 3. Water only, during the early hours of day. 4. When the plant is well -es- :ablished, spray with Bordeaux mixture, of zineb (sheen"fungicide.) Also effective are inalath- ion and nicotine sulphate.! 5. Stake plants to'keep branches off the ground. Plant bugs have a tendency to continue'" eating, throughout their lives, the kinds of foods on which they were raised. Researchers 'at the New York faltUiil Lawn Mower Deserves ''Aflentionihthefall BY MR. FES ^ . Written for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. If you store your power mower properly this fall jou'll find it ready to cut at the first pull of the-starter rope-next iprmg.r - i If v yqu don't you 'will 'not. only I have a~~]ob ahead'of you but you! will also find that the life of the jnower^ is* appreciably shortened. " Clean Clippings Put toe mower away clean Knock out the clippings that have piled up under >the housing of a rotary mower. On a feel type mower cut^^Sway the grass that gets wrapped around the reel shaft. - ' * Scrape a\yay the dirt that's accumulated on • Wade adges Brush debris. out of cylinder fins, or wipe by wrapping a Tag around a screw driver blade. As you finish cleaning metal parts, wipe'-them with an oil- soaked "cloth. Spread grease on cutting edges of blades. Drain Tank ^Leaving fuel in over the winter is dangerous If it exaporates it will leave a gummy substance behind that can clog up carburetor and fuel line Drain the fuel tank, line and carburetor. You can run ithe carburetor dry by running ,the mower until it TUHS out of fuel. -Some ; tanks are removable for'; draining Other mowers must be tipped or turned over to permit Storing mtfwer for winter should be a systematic operation. Important steps are cleaning, emptying and oiling. the fuel to drain out Next remove the spark plug and pour a teaspoon of clean oil into the opening Turn the flywheel a few fames to distribute oil qn_,cylinder walls.' While you have the plug out, examine it. Chances are it can stand cleaning. ^ Replace Plug If the plug is too badly worn, get a new one now. Replace the plug and tighten after you've put in the oil > > Take the air filter off and clean it The filter usually consists of bits of ^screen wire and steel wool Soak' the pieces in gasoline ...(working , outdoors ^or in a well-ventilated room) and reassemble when they are dry. ' Oil and grease all lubrication points ( Tighten all bolts. Q—What is the best way to remove- rust from outside metal fixtures? A—Use plain steel wool dipped fii kerosene. Then,.polish with liquid wax. State College of Agriculture say, for instance, that bugs that hatch' ed from eggs laid on alfalfa prefer it to other foods Scientists are trying to determine whether there are definite races of tarnished bugs that prefer" certain foods, or whether the tendency to eat certain foods is acquired after birth, ; Tarnished plant'bugs hit some types of fruits and vegetables harder than others They attack beans, cabbage, apples, peaches, corn, wheat, oats, alfalfa-and .other crops. They can stunt, deform IT'S A Best Materials Are Usually Cheapest In Home Improvement In' home construction and improvement, as in other things, the .best is usually the cheapest. Using 'materials such as copper plumbing, seasoned lumber and genuine ceramic tile may cost a Stile more initially, but in the long run the saving is going to "be substantial. In many cases, first-rate ma- GAS BOILER ...NEVER SAW SO » - -^mi*miifmm!m>i!mi*&=«~**x~~.. FOR. THE WIONEY! Compact and .handsomely jacketed — you can beproud of your Weil-McLain Gas Boiler. There's nothing. lite gas.heat to make winter completely carefree. . ,an.d nothing like a Weil-McLain Cast Iron Gas. Boiler for troubla-free efficiency. and long life. Look at all -the built-in extra values... v * Compact detign: Requires little floor space. Ribbon ; faumers: For quiet operation, • easy; maintenance. Automatic controls: For safe operation. - High location onbbilerprotects against 'damage from possible basement flood* ing- ' . " Cast iron construction: Corrosion-resist* ' ant for long, trouble-free life. Insulated jacket: Conserves heat. Finished in handsome bak'ed enamel. "Optional water heattr: For a year 'round • supply of hot faucet water. Approved h /'American Gas Association; Weil-McLain Gas Boilers are made in sizes for homes, apartments, commercial and industrial buildings. For * " sound "Investment : in" v Comfort," choose Weil-McLain!' ' '• - ' u '-_'"' GET RID OF OLD RADIATORS — modfrnizt'nowyvith^ Wfil-McLain . , Radiant Cait Iron, Baseboard f Add new beauty, more-comfort, to'yoal' home with, Weil-McLainRadiant Cast Iron . Baseboards. Th'ey replace the regular" wooden baseboards...permit-cqmplet* ( . decorativefreedom...providecleaii,qui«^ : uniform heating. You can change over mm room at a time, if desired. , "' CALL YOUR HEATING CONTRACTOR~FOR A FREE^STIMATl UJEIL- fflcLAIN CAST IRON BOILERS Distributed by: ' , Baker Specialty & Supply Co., Inc. 701 Erie Ave. iLdgansporf, Ind, or kill fruit or prevent normal development of flowers. terials never have,to be replaced during the entire life of the home, while, in addition, maintenance costs are kept to a minimum Ceramic tile on floors, walls, counter tops'and elsewhere, such as are to.be seen in many modem homes, is virtually indestructible; it never needs'paint or other protective coatings and it requires no periodic cleaning or re-surfacing. In relation to the total.'cost, the' difference materials and cheaper substitutes is often negligible. Read the Want Ads Mome MoflWn/zaf/on Projects Are Called Good financial Investments for Homeowners Millions of'our homes are in'beyond your "do-it-yourself" need ofj modernization,. A home improvement project can prove to be a good financial mvesl- menl as well as sound insurance for happy family living Home improvements can be piactica! and fun too, if tackled property. <„ One of the best -ways> lo determine your modernization/ needs is to make a survey oE the (home —from' fop lo bottom—outside as well as inside. Make this checklist—How long since interior walls and <, trims were gainted to give fresh color an<3 sparkle ^to rooms' Have the requirements of mo'd- ern electrical living outmoded your home's wiring system—making it a potential fere hazard' L> the kitchen up-to-date with modern 1 appliances that mean less work (and better meals)? Is there ample storage room for out-of-sea son-clothing, bedding, household linens and occasionally used gear? How old are the bathroom fixtures . . . wouldn't new, in-color fixtures be welcomed by the whole family 7 .Now on .the.outside—when was the exterior last _ painted 9 Wouldn't new siding work wonders for.the "old home"? Remember too, that amazing changes can be made by removing seldom-used porches and outdated trimmings And,, don't forget a professional nancing- inspection of your roof. These, of course, aie only ran- abilities. "It is a wise idea to" seek out established businessmen in your community loiown to you and your neighbors. Remember that almost any major home improvement is apt to require some kind of financing. If you plan to add a room, finish tile attic or build a swimming pool, be sure to consult your'local lend- washing, bathing; cleaning,, laundry and a total of 140 different household tasks. Yet, the American, Gas association estimates that half the homes in America are in "heed o£ new water heaters. ".Putting^up >ith an^ outdated water/heater is not only aggravating, it's false economy. Overworking your heater takes years off its Me and adds greatly to the operating costs. With a fast recovery heater you can use a smaller tank,-thus saving on purchase price, installation, ing institutions, j maintenance and operating costs, They will advise you on all with the added advantage that it phases of home improvement fi- . direct reduction loans, time payments, refinancing of your mortgage, open-end mortgages, Y&A' Title I and other methods. In the opinion of the Home Improvement Council—the family's expenditure for home improvement is more "like money in the bank" than any other possible purchase. In terms of convenience and appearance, a modernized home will increase its value to the family far beyond the financial expenditure for the improvements. Adequate Hoi Water Supply Is Essential Modern living requires an abundance of hot water. If remodeling or modernizing ;our home, be sure to .check your, water heating equipment. Is it adequate for both P resent a " d , futn « ,, neTeds ' f , e, , - conveniently located? Is i dom survey suggestions. f^ automatic' Is it economica i ' After your o™ survey is made, Jt° operate' -H nofc then it will the next step is to determine as' be even less so when ^ add will take up less space. Gas heaters eliminate the possibility of having hot water supplies cut off by power failure or delivery curtailments, thus insur,- ing dependable service 24 hours a day, every, day in the year. FALLflX-UP SPECIALS! , Large Bag Rock Wool •,; Insulation, pour it yourself; ' Only 1.10 bag Top qualify caulking with K clip-tip nozzle for an easyy_ neat job. Onh/45cTube Complete selection of Warp's Plastic Storm Window Material from 26c. ft. We also have weather stripping kits for doors. and windows. 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