Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, February 26, 1977, Image 45

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    Home decorating topic of course
- The Penn State Extension
Service has planned a
“Workshop For The Home”
where design principles of
interior decorating and the
practical application of these
principles in renovating and
maintaining the home will be
discussed. The Workshop
If you are a PP&L customer and you currently receive your electric bill
every two months, you now have the option of receiving a bill every month.
Here’s how the plan works:
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meters each month would increase costs to all customers.)
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a bill based on an estimate of what you have used. This estimate will be
made from a history of your previous use level adjusted for expected
seasonal variations.
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your usage for the following month will be adjusted automatically, up or
down, when we read your meter again.
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5. Should you decide at a later date that monthly billing does not
satisfactorily meet your needs, we will return you to the bimonthly billing
routine at your request.
Monthly billing will not affect the cost of electricity yoli use, but it is one
way to help you with your monthly budgeting.
If you want to receive a bill each month, just fill in and return the
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undecided and want more information, please call PP&L at the number
listed >n your telephone directory under Pennsylvania Power & Light
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| your name. J
will be held at the Holiday Penn State Extension Ser-
Inn on the Baltimore Pike vice, Toal Building 2nd and
west of Media, (Route 1) on Orange Sts., Media, Pa.
March 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 19063, along with name,
2:30 p.m. The registration address and phone number,
fee of $5 includes lunch. . Registration is due by March
To register, make a check 1. The public is invited to
payable to “Hopie- attend.
Economics Workshops” and At the workshop coor
maii it to Mrs. Greta Vairo, dination of furniture design,
I wish to receive my electric bills monthly.
Customer Number*
Telephone Number ( )
color, and texture in the
home will be taught. Mary
Saylor, related arts
specialist from Penn State
University, will be the guest
speaker. Other topics
covered will be care of wood
furniture, how to hang
wallpaper, the core of
upholstered furniture, and
the selection of furniture and
accessories for the home.
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, Feb. 26,1977
| Notebook
I’ve always been in
terested in historical items
and I have a good
imagination. (Although,
sometimes that “good
imagination” can get me
into trouble).
The nearest village to our
farm is a small place called
Oregon. It was first settled
inn 1717 by a Jacob Bear who
built two mills on Carters
Creek, now Lititz Creek. The
locality was often called
“Catfish” from the great
abundance of those fish in
the creek.
It was a thriving place at
one time and contained a
post office, hotel, dry-goods
store, coach makers shop,
shoemaker and blacksmiths
shops, two butcher shops,
four cigar manufactories, a
grist mill and a church.
Lately, I’ve been reading
entries made in the Oregon i
Mill book when it was owned
by my great, great grand
father, Benjamin Landis
from 1836 to 1844. Then, even
as now, some grains pur
chased in 1840, ‘4l, and ‘42
were not paid until 1846. And
then they were paid with a
copper kettle $l2, a sow and
Plant lovers’ comer
RUTGERS, N. J. - Now is a good time to remove the old
canes and dead wood from your climber or old-fashion
rambler rose bush. The plant is still dormant and it is
almost safe to assume that the worst of the winter
damage is about over, says Donald B. Lacey, Ex-i
tension specialist in home horticulture at Cook College, ■
Rutgers University.
If the canes are about an inch in diameter and the
plant is six to eight years old or more, remove the canes
fairly close to the ground or at least to the point where
you find some younger and more productive canes
coming out. Brown or dead tips on remaining canes
should also be pruned.
The severed ends should be covered with tree wound
paint, chewing gum, melted paraffin wax or any sticky
substance to prevent rose borers from entering the
stems, says Lacey.
After the old canes are removed, train the younger
shoots by tying them to a fence or trellis. This will
distribute the blooms more attractively as well as an
chor them against the strong March winds.
Young climbers planted in the last year or two should
not be pruned until they are sturdier and well
established, Lacey advises.
Ida Risser
a boar $l6 or five bushel of
apples for $l.
A George Weidler hauled
three hogsheads of whiskey
to Lancaster for $1.87; 18
barrels of flour to Lancaster
for $l.BO, brought one load of
boards from Marietta for
five and also delivered two
ton of plaster from
Conestoga Navigation for
One entry wbich I did’t
understand - Levi Reist,
“Boulting 100 barrels flour
$25 on March 22,1844 71 - what
is Boulting? An interesting
item was the fact that Isaac
Landis paid the |2 bill of
“Black John”, who got 86 pd.
of flour Dec. 18,1843.
In 1840 one bushel of bran
was 15 cents one bushel corn
40 cents, one bushel wheat
1.05, one bushel oats 25 cent
and one bushel rye 65 cent.
Mostly, the people seemed to
come for one, two, or three
bushel of grain at a time.
Widow Good got three bushel
of wheat in May of 1843 and
apparently only ever paid 28
cent of her $3 bill in October.
Even though life moved
slower in those .days, I’m
sure it was full of
frustrations too.