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816-Lancastef Farming, Saturday, April 25, 1998
This column Is for readers who have questions but
donl know who to ask for answers.
“You Ask—You Answer” Is for non-cooking ques
tions. When a reader sends In a question. It will be printed
In the paper. Readers who know the answer are asked to
respond by mailing the answer, which will then be primed
In thp paper.
Questions and Answers to this column should be
addressed to You Ask—You Answer, Lancaster Farming,
P.O. Box 609, Ephrata, PA 17522. Attention: Lou Ann
Do not send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a
reply. If we receive the answer, we will publish It as soon
as possible. Please include your phone number because
we sometimes need to contact the person to clarify
details. We will not publish your phone number unless
you request It.
QUESTION —Mae Stancill, 2344 Pennington Rd., Bel Air,
MD 21015-1204, would like the words and music for a hymn
that she recalls contained these words: “Mother’s not dead,
she’s only a sleeping/patiently waiting for Jesus to come/
buried up on a hill in the clay.”
QUESTION —Don Berry, 378 W. View Dr., Elizabethtown,
PA 17022, would like the words and music for the song, which
he thinks is titled, ‘They Call It Heaven, but I Call It Home.”
QUESTION—A. Wenger, Manheim, needs a replacement
for a glass lid that fits an oblong slo-cooker made by West
Bend. Her’s broke.
QUESTION—John Los, York, is looking for somebody to
go over a large stamp collection that he inherited in 1967. His
great aunt had started it about 1894. John would like several
opinions on its value and then to find a new home for it. Write
to him at 2350 Croll School Rd., York, PA 17403.
QUESTION Linda of Carlisle would like information on
Schenck’s Mill covered bridge located on the Chickes Creek,
Lancaster Co. The bridge was built in 1855. Linda wants to
know if a mill was originally located at the bridge. How did it
get the name Schenck’s Mill? If it was named after Schenck’s,
what is the first names of the people?
QUESTION —Anna Mae Dukert would like to know where
to get seeds for long neck dipper gourds.
QUESTION Shirley Smith, Linden, wants a pattern for
an oval crocheted pineapple tablecloth.
QUESTION Dale Newcomer, Dover, wants to know
where he can purchase belt dressing in a solid stick form. Call
him at (717) 292-1814.
QUESTION—Ken Hearn of Spring Mills is looking for used
skid loader tracks tor parts, must be Loegering 12-inch
QUESTION S. Schiaroli, Reading, would like to know
where to purchase a new helmet liner, the type used inside
the army metal helmet of World War 11.
QUESTION Vera Sloop, Landisburg, would like infor
mation on where to buy strainer parts for a galvanized water
QUESTION A collector from Wellsboro would like to
purchase Montgomery County anterless deer licenses from
the years 1951,1952,1953, and 1955. Call (717) 724-3482.
QUESTION R. Fleckenstein, Woodstown, NJ., wants
information on a double barrel Paragon Model CSI2 gauge
shot gun that he has. How old is it and It’s value?
QUESTION Sharon from Elverson is looking for addi
tional pieces to a Pfalzgraff set of dishes that were made
15-20 years ago. Pieces have a cream background with dark
blue accents that include either a cow, a flower, a rocking
horse, a pineapple, a cat or a farm scene. Some pieces
include the label Spectrum by Pfaltzgraff.
QUESTION M. Horning, Lebanon, wants to know the
do’s and don’t's on raising raspberry and elderberry bushes.
QUESTION Nancy Wallace, 5240 Diem Rd., New Hol
land, PA 17557, would like an old C.W. Wood lard can. Her
father had the business in New Holland until 1949. She has
five children and would like a lard can to give to each of them.
Also, she wants old Casper dolls for her daughter who collects
them. She also collects glass chicken on the nest if anyone
has some to sell.
QUESTION—Pete Wesover, Foxglove Farm, 2445 Ridge
Rd., Woodlawn, MD 21244, would like to find a source for a
human yoke—the carved wooden piece that goes across a
person’s shoulders enabling them to carry a couple of full
water buckets or whatever. Instructions and tool list would be
QUESTION—A reader is looking for a shower curtain with
cows on it Where can she find it?
QUESTION —Thane Lafollette, Bernville, would like infor
mation on how and where to sell broom com. He has about 75
stalks to sell.
QUESTION Ruth LaFollette, Bernville, would like to
know where to obtain the instructions to make an oval crochet
throw rug using fabric strips.
QUESTION Bea Maurer, Quakertown, would like to
know the origin and correct words for this ditty she remembers
her grandmother saying: Five little mice on a pantry shelf!
feeding on bread crumbs and something else.
Five little mice in a shelf up highlfeeding so daintly on a pie.
QUESTION Ivan Gromling, Manchester, writes that
when he was young and growing up in the 1950 s and 19605,
his family used Troutaman’s Cough Syrup, which was black in
color. Where can he purchase it today?
QUESTION Kermit Laub, Coopersburg, would like the
name of the person who had advertised a John Deere tractor
with bad wheels and rims. He lost it. Anyone know to what he
QUESTION —Maryanne Meebon, Perkimenville, and Lois
Babcock, Friendsviile, want the words to the song: My Rag
gedy Ann is a very old doll. She lives in the attic for years. She lives
in the attic for SO long years with her shoe button eyes made of
QUESTION A reader from Upper Dauphin wants to
know how to remove black soot from the outside of copper
kettle and how to restore it.
QUESTION Donna Morrison, Dalmatia, would like to
know where Somerset seed potatoes can be purchased.
QUESTION Adelene Newcomer, Dover, would like the
words to the song “Oh, Ain’t We Crazy."
QUESTION Mary Pazzaglia, Columbia Cross Roads,
wants addresses for suppliers for chipwood baskets that
measure 4V4 -inch wide and 3 V* -inch deep, and 2% -inches
QUESTION Lloyd Gingrich, Lebanon, wants to know
where to get caps for croquet mallets.
QUESTION—Terry Lowe, New Park, is hoping to purch
ase wood or coal grates for a Wincroft #BBBB2R cookstove,
made in Middletown.
QUESTION Bob Zoetewey, Denver, Col., has a POW-
R-TRON Electric hammer Model #2sp Serial #749212 manu
factured in Home, Pa. He needs to correspond or have a tele
phone conversation with some one who has an owners man
ual, maintenance manual or parts catalog for the drill. He'd
like to be able to obtain a copy of the manual and know where
to buy parts for the drill.
QUESTION Mrs. A. Hazelton, Starruoca, would like to
know where to get the address to subscribe to "Quelle
QUESTION Harold Miller, Everson, would like to know
where to obtain parts for a Stewart-Wamer airless paint
sprayer pump Model #327138-2. Serial #261318-K3.
QUESTION—Evan Weidman, Westfield, would like infor
mation about old cookers that he has. On top. it says Ameri
can Cooker, patented Nov. 29.1910, other patents pending,
No. 70. the other one says the same thing but has a No. 66 on
it He'd like to know who made them and any other
QUESTlON—Christopher Kniseiy, Mulica Hill, NJ, is look
ing for "Freddy The Pig” books published by Knopf and written
by Walter R. Brooks. The books were written and published
between 1920-1960. She wants all titles and in any condition.
QUESTION—Jane Latsko, Cochranton, is hunting a pre
printed wall hanging of a quilt hanging on a washline for
QUESTION Carl Detwiter, Zionsville, wants to know
where to get wire rope flemish spiced and swaged.
QUESTION Ben Kinsinger, Myersdale, wants to know
where to find a 5-gallon ice cream freezer to run with an old
water cooled gas engine. He also wants a V 4 horsepower New
Holland gas engine (any condition).
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UNIVERSITY PARK (Centre
Co.) - Leaving grass clippings
on the lawn will not ham your
turf - in fact, it may be benefi
cial, says a turfgrass expert in
Penn State's College of
"It's estimated that 20 per
cent of what goes into landfills is
yard debris such as leaves,
hedge prunings, and grass clip
pings," says Peter Landschoot,
associate professor of turfgrass
science. "Recycling grass clip
pings not only is civic-minded,
but it also can be beneficial to
the lawn and save the work
involved in bagging.
"If you leave the clippings on
the lawn, you can reduce fertiliz
er needs by as much as one
third. When turf is mowed on a
regular basis, clippings break
down easily, returning nitrogen
and other nutrients to the soil
"Some people are concerned
that returning clippings to the
lawn may result in thatch accu
mulation," says Landschoot
"But because the clippings
decompose rapidly, they do not
contribute to thatch."
For clippings to break down
rapidly, the lawn must be
mowed frequently enough so
that large amounts of leaf
residue don't remain on the sur
face of the turf. "Weekly mow
ing often isn't frequent enough,
especially during *lhe peak peri
od of leaf growth in spring," he
says. Excessive accumulations
of clippings remain on the sur
face for long periods and can
smother the grass.
"When you're mowing, you
shouldn't take off more than
one-third of the leaf blade at one
time. Otherwise, you may scalp
the grass and make it more vul
nerable to stress."
If no herbicides have been
applied to the grass, homeown
ers can rake the dried clippings
and use them as mulch around
trees, shrubs or flowers, says
Mulching mowers that keep
the clippings circulating under
the mower deck, chopping the
grass blades into finer pieces,
are becoming popular with
homeowners. "Mulching mow
ers hasten the decomposition of
the clippings and reduce the
amount of residue left on the
lawn," says Landschoot.
"However, you don't have to
buy a mulching mower to recycle
clippings," he points out.
"Ordinary lawn mowers also will
provide good results."
Grass clippings also can be
composted. "If you combine clip
pings with tree leaves, the two
sources of yard waste will com
plement one another in the com
posting process," Landschoot