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820-Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, Juna 10, 2000
This column is for readers who have ques
tions but don’t know who to ask for answers.
“You Ask—You Answer” is for non-cooking
questions. When a reader sends in a question,
it will be printed in the paper. Readers who
know the answer are asked to respond by mail
ing the answer, which will then be printed in
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 Good.
Or, you may e-mail questions and answers to
Please clarify what question you are answer
ing when responding.
Do not send a self-addressed, stamped en
velope for a reply, if we receive the answer, we
will publish it as soon as possible. Please in
clude your phone number because we some
times need to contact the person to clarify de
tails. We will not publish your phone number
unless you request it.
QUESTION A man from Lititz wants to
know of a person who could knit a sweater for
him. Call (717) 768-7663.
QUESTION Stanley Ressler, 75 Truce Rd.,
New Providence, PA 17560-9646, wants the
title, words, and music to a hymn that contains
the words: “Sweet is the promise, I will not for
sake thee. In my arms, I’ll hold y0u.... I am thy
Redeemer, I will care for you.”
QUESTION - Audrey Lohr, R.l, Box 153, Mt.
Pleasant, PA 15666-9706 has a calendar col
lection that she will give to the person who,
several months ago, had requested calendars
for school projects. Contact her to make ar
rangements for delivery.
QUESTION A Shippensburg reader wants
a pattern and instructions to sew a winter
hooded parka in either men’s small or ladies’
QUESTION Mary Stoltzfus, Kirkwood, is in
need of used greeting cards (all-occasion).
Send to her at 331 Bartville Rd., Kirkwood, PA
QUESTION Mrs. J. Burkholder is looking
for a reasonably priced Big Oskar (Sunbeam)
food processor in like-new condition. Call her
at (717) 694-3796.
QUESTION Roger and Catherine Mills,
Willow Street, would like information on old
peanut butter glasses with the flower name on
them. Are any catalogs featuring the glasses
QUESTION A Lititz reader is looking for a
1990 Rose Art puzzle number 72348 55555 by
Kodak. The picture is of 15 babies in sleepers
all lined up in a row. The reader would like to
frame the puzzle but has two pieces missing.
QUESTION - V. Miller, HC 62, Box 660, Hon
esdale, PA 18431 writes that they have discov
ered an old well on their farm. The well has
been filled with stones, but the family would
like to restore the well and have a stream run
ning from it. Anyone have information on how
to do this?
QUESTION Michael Hopkins Jr. would like
to know where he could purchase styrofoam
egg cartons in jumbo and super jumbo sizes.
He prefers a Pennsylvania source.
QUESTION Charlotte Lippincott, Pile
sgrove, N.J., would like to know how to start
Royal Paulowina trees with purple flowers. She
picked up some seed pods last winter. Inside
are two large seeds and a lot of little seeds like
fuzzes in each pod. She would like to start
some trees. What should she do?
QUESTION A. H. wants success with
growing melons, cantaloupes, zucchini and
other vine crops. He writes that, in the past,
healthy-looking plants with fruit on suddenly
(almost overnight) wilt from the center out and
die off. What can be done to prevent this from
QUESTION - Esther Zook, New Holland,
wants to know where to buy freezer popsickle
QUESTION A Mercersburg reader can no
longer find butternut flavoring sold by Blair of
Lynchburg, VA. The product was sold by the
bottle as a fundraiser for groups and organiza
tions. The reader has tried other brands of the
butternut flavoring but didn’t get the same
' f * *sy
flavorful results. Anyone know if the Blair
brand is still available and where?
QUESTION Dale Burkhart is looking for a
lard can lid with the printing: Henry Burkhart
Packing Co. Pure Lard 50 lb. Dayton, Ohio.
Anyone have one they’d like to sell?
QUESTION A reader has lots of old books
including a set of Dickens books from the
1800 s. She wants to know if they have any
value and where to sell them. She does not
have a computer so do not send e-mail ad
QUESTION Susan Lingeris wants informa
tion on hatching and raising all types of poul
try. She and her husband also want a used
brooder for sale that is in good shape. They
also would like to purchase some fertile eggs
in order to incubate eggs on a small scale.
Write to the Lingeris at 2 Fats Hollow Rd., Ga
leton, PA 16922.
QUESTION Winona Homko, Oxford, N.J.,
wants to purchase, by the case, a product
called S&W Vintage Lites Oil Free Salad Dress
ing, distributed in San Ramon, Calif. She wants
the fat-free dressing in the flavors of raspberry
blush and white wine. Although it is being sold
in some parts of the country by such stores as
Shop “N Bag and Thriftway-Clemens, Winona
needs additional purchasing information.
QUESTION Susan High recalls reading an
article that appeared in this paper about a year
ago regarding the history of Hershey Farms and
Hershey chocolate. The article mentioned a
contact person for anyone who had information
concerning Hershey Farms or Hershey Choco
late. She wants the name and address. Dose
anyone know to which article she is referring?
If so, please send the information requested.
QUESTION A Schuylkill County reader
wants to know if anyone knows the value of an
antique dress form from the early 1900 s. It-is a
press-and-shape to the form you want to fit.
Any idea of a fair price?
QUESTION - Ezra Gottschalk, 849 Marlin
Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522, is looking for some
one who makes fish that hang on nylon cord
from the ceiling. The fish are very attractive
and move constantly in the air. Ezra would like
to purchase five fish.
QUESTION - Mrs. Glenn Miller, HC62,
Box 660, Honesdale, PA 18431, wants the parts
for a Singer sewing machine model 237 Fash
ion Mate. She needs the tension knob mecha
nism located on the front of the machine.
QUESTION Gideon Stoltzfus requests a
used set of “Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories”
and “My Bible Friends.” Set should be in good
condition and reasonably priced. Write to
Stoltzfus at 31848 Mill Lane, Gordonville, PA
QUESTION I. Wenger wants to pur
chase the following three books, but he sent no
address. The books are “More All -Of-A-Kind
Family” and “All-Of-A-Kind Family Uptown” by
Sydney Taylor; and “The Four-Story Mistake”
by Elizabeth Enright.
QUESTION Stephen A. Lapp, 69 Long
Lane, Kirkwood, wants to know how to dehull
oats and spelts. He has a mill to crimp them for
oatmeal but doesn’t know how to get rid of the
QUESTION Esther King, 1615 Hunsicker
Rd., Bird in Hand, PA 17505, saw “Cross
Stitch” magazine published by Better Homes
and Garden, which had a pattern of lilies and
the Bible verse, “Consider the 1i1ie5....” She
wishes she would have purchased the maga
zine but didn’t and asks if someone would send
a copy of it if they have it.
QUESTION - Ada B. Zook, Quarryvilie,
wants the book “Shoofly Girl,” by Lois Lensky.
QUESTION E. Sheetz, Fleetwood, wants to
know how to repair a burn mark on a leather
table top or the name of a professional service
that can fix it.
QUESTION Mark Byers, 68 Church St.,
Apt. 2, Spring City, PA 19475-1816, wants to
know where to find a trailer wheel stud for the
axle of an old camper trailer. The stud in Vi
inch corase with reverse thread.
QUESTION Doris Stahl wants the words to
the song, “Don’t Go Out in the Woods Tonight.”
QUESTION Brenda Kensinger, Martins
burg, wants to know where purchase macad
amia nuts in the area of Martinsburg, Pa.
QUESTION Horst Schaper, Moosup, CT.,
owns a horsedrawn machine gun cart model
1917, which needs some tender, loving care.
Does anyone know of some books or pictures
that would help him know how to repair the
QUESTION M. High wants to know if
there’s anything that will remove black spots
off an iron spatula, which accidently burned in
a trash fire. The spatula was her mother’s wed
QUESTION Annie Kauffman is looking for
someone who has a set of Uncle Arthur Bible
Story books to sell. The books should be in
good used condition and be reasonably priced.
Write to Annie at 1624 Cambridge Rd., Honey
Brook, PA 19344.
QUESTION - Nancy Landes, R.l, Box 286,
Montrose, PA 18801 is looking for someone
who can make a braided rug using four strands
of material and a crochet hook.
QUESTION Robin Baummer needs some
one to repair a braided rug with a 10x10-inch
section missing. She prefers someone from the
York or Adams County area.
QUESTION G. Sweitzer wants a source for
old-fashioned baby food jars with real glass
threads on the jar and matching metal threads
on the lids.
QUESTION A reader is looking for a store
that sells Hi-Yield products, hopefully in the
Lebanon County area. They need them for this
year’s growing season.
QUESTION A faithful reader wants to
know if someone knows about a polish for lam
inated tables that produces a real good shine.
QUESTION G. Sweitzer wants to know
what chemicals to use for treating wood
damaged/infested by Eastern Subterranean
Termites. Also, what chemicals are used out
side the house and where can they be pur
QUESTION Alice Faust from Kutztown is
looking for an old barn beam loom. Does any
one know where to find one or have one to
buy? If so, please contact her at (610)
QUESTION Frank Totten needs an opera
tion’s manual for a Favorite Incubator built by
Leahy Manufacturing Co., Higginsville, MS. No
model number is listed and the company is out
of business. Could someone help him loeate a
manual, a copy of one, or a possible source for
QUESTION Anna Byler, 92 Sunnyhill Lane,
Belleville, PA 17004, is looking for a Roko veg
etable shredder from Boerner Inc. She had an
orange plastic one with metal shredders, which
shreds rather than grates.
QUESTION A Pennsylvania reader wants
the words to the poem “When the Honeymoon
in the Bam is Over.”
QUESTION A reader wants to buy a tent
shaped like a teepee. Call (717) 336-7949.
QUESTION Mrs. Horst would like an ad
dress to send for music boxes that attach to a
crib mobile and make the mobile go around.
Could someone help her?
QUESTION Robert Finke, Seven Valleys,
would like to know if anyone has a fig tree of
the bronze skin variety that is mature enough
to bear fruit this year.
QUESTION A reader would like to know if
Lawrence Organ Mfg. Co, from Easton is still in
business. Or, is anyone interested in a 1918
organ in working condition and original finish.
Anyone know what it is worth?
QUESTION - A Schuylkill County reader
wants to know where to find instructions on
making baskets from birch bark.
QUESTION E. Rantonizy, Giassport, wants
to know how to eliminate wild chrysanthen
mums from gardens and lawns.
ANSWER In response to the person who
wanted to sell used bikes, Amos Hoover of
Hoover’s Bike Shop from Blain buys, sells, and
trades bikes. Prices paid depends on name
brands, condition and style. Call (717)
536-3458. No Sunday calls.
ANSWER - M. Ritzman, P.O. Box 233, McA
listerville, PA 17049-0233, misplaced her in
struction booklet for an Elna sewing machine
model 3908, purchased about 1976. Thanks to
Chris Knisely who wrote that a manual is avail
able from Elna USA Tacony Corp., 1760 Gilsinn
Lane, Fenton, MO 63026. Phone 800-848-3562.
Manuals are $l5 plus $6.50 for shipping and
ANSWER Mary Hoover, 140 Gephart Rd.,
Shippensburg, PA 17257-9710 wanted to know
where to get homemade hairnets. Thanks to an
Ephrata reader for writing that homemade hair
nets are available from Burkholders, 183 For
est Hill Rd., Leola, PA 17540.
ANSWER Mabel Nolt, East Earl, has a Na
tional Pressure Cooker, no. 7, for quart cans.
She needed the black knob to close the pres
sure. Thanks to a reader who writes that the
pressure cooker parts are available from Na
tional Pressure Cooker Co., Eau Claire, Wis