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816-Lancist«r Farming, Saturday, July 29, 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 Janice Wise wants to know
where to find a copy of the child’s book, “Pop’s
Candy Store.” Phone (610) 589-4048.
QUESTION George Spencer wants to
know if anyone sells old-fashioned buttermilk.
QUESTION Edith Gardner, New Oxford,
wants to know if anyone knows of a buyer in
terested in purchasing a series of pictures of
the 1997 Baltimore Orioles. The set includes
seven 10x12-inch pictures of the entire team
with individual pictures of several team mem
bers. Call (717) 624-5505.
QUESTION Sue Braun, Hershey, has an
older model of a metal meat grinder attach
ment that fits on a K 45 Kitchen Aid mixer. The
cutting blade was accidently thrown out and
the dealer no longer carries a replacement.
Anyone have a blade to sell? Call (717)
QUESTION Ed Hoffman writes that ground
hogs are taking over and making large holes in
his partially wooded one-acre property. Are
ground hogs beneficial in any way. What can he
do to get rid of them?
QUESTION Pat Barbosa is looking for a
personalized, handcrafted item unique and
suitable for a baby boy. Anyone market such an
QUESTION George Gabsewis, Berwick,
wants to buy a snow plow for a two-wheel
David Bradley tractor.
QUESTION A lady from Blain would like to
know where she could buy a pulpit Bible cover
QUESTION - Robert Shaub, 350 W. Railroad
Ave., Shrewsbury, PA 17361, needs a top to an
old parlor organ, style 100, which was manu
factured in York by the Everhart Organ and
Piano Co. The organ was purchased by Shaub’s
grandfather in 1906 for $6O on a note payable
in two years at no interest. After being around
the country for 94 years, the top was lost, but
the bottom part is back in the family. Shaub
would like to restore it with a top to match the
QUESTION A reader writes that she has
some projects started that she cannot finish.
She is willing to pay someone to finish cross
stitching and embroidering prestamped table
. cloths. Call her at (215) 968-5894.
QUESTION For an upcoming reunion, Sha
ron Kemper wants photos from 1900-1955 of
Shettles’ one-room school at Conewago Town
ship, York County. Write to Sharon at 360 Buck
Rd., Dover, PA 17315.
QUESTION Mike Kramer, Quakertown,
needs parts for a Van Wert model VAISOO coal
stoker. The company was from Peckville, and
he understands it went out of business in the
late 1900 s. Does anyone know a source for
parts or if the company’s parts stock was
bought by another company?
, Rebecca Kreider, 821 Airport
Rd., Bethel, PA 19507, has old calendars with
photographs from the early 1900 s advertising
several businesses in the Ephrata and Lancas
ter areas. Write to her if interested in purchas
ing the calendars and if you know how to de
termine the calendars’ worth.
QUESTION Naomi Blank, Kinzers, would
like to know how to care for cyclamen. She re
ceived one for Christmas and would like to
know how to have it bloom again next year.
QUESTION Lena Oberholtzer, Leola,
wants to know where to get a rubber seal for a
No. 7 National pressure cooker. The company
had been located in Eau Claire, Wis.
QUESTION Mrs. Robert Lowe, Shermans
Dale, wants the music and words to the song:
“Eleven more months and 10 more days. I’ll be
out of this calaboose.” She writes that this is a
very old song that an older gentleman used to
QUESTION Jonas Beiler Jr., New Holland,
would like information on raising nightcrawlers
for fishing bait.
QUESTION A Gordonville reader is looking
for a timecard clock that runs off a 12-volt bat
tery or electric. Send information to Elmer
Ebersol, Colonial Rd. Woodworks, 139-A Colo
nial Rd., Gordonville, PA 17529.
QUESTION Robert Fleckenstein, Woods
town, N.J., wold like to know where to buy a
Time magazine dated May 15, 1950.
QUESTION A reader wants to find a copy
of Larry Benoit’s book, “How To Bag The Big
gest Buck of Your Life.” He also would like to
find wooden molding planes made by E.W. Car
QUESTION Mrs. John David Zimmerman,
East Earl, wants to know if someone has a
Model 47 Royal sweeper or Tristar they wish to
QUESTION Sylvan Ressler, Bart, wants to
know where to find a small blue, softcover
men’s quartet book called “Vaughn’s Sons for
Men.” He also would like to find 78 LP records
by the Kings Herald Quartet, The Good News
Gospel Singers (a Brethren mixed chbrus from
York County), and a record of a Brethren men’s
quartet also from York that included the song,
“Stilling the Tempest.”
QUESTION Stan Szczepanek, Boyertown,
wants information about brooding chickens
using a coal-fired brooder. He wants to know
what time of the year to do this, how often the
fire needs to be fed, etc. He’s also looking for a
pamphlet describing the use of a Eureka Colo
QUESTION Merryleigh Berger wants to
propagate some roses from her mother’s rose
bush before the homestead is sold. She tried
grafting and the glass jar method over clip
pings in the fall, but has not been successful.
Any help someone could give her would be ap
QUESTION Linda Boyer is an organic pro
duce farmer in Lancaster County, and writes,
“sometimes I feel like we are all alone out
here.” She would like to hear from other organ
ic farmers from Lancaster and surrounding
counties. Send correspondence to 505 Lambert
Rd., Narvon, PA 17555.
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 Stoitzfus, 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 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 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 Susan Lingeris wants informa
tion on hatching and raising ail 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 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 I. Wenger wants to purchase
the following three books, but he sent no ad
dress. The books are “More Ail-Of-A-Kind Fam
ily” and “All-Of-A-Kind Family Uptown” by Syd
ney Taylor; and “The Four-Story Mistake” by
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 Doris Stahl wants the words to
the song, “Don’t Go Out in the Woods Tonight.”
QUESTION - M. High wants to know if
there’s anything that will remove black spots
off an iron spatula, which accidentally burned
in a trash fire. The spatula was her mother’s
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 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 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 A Pennsylvania reader wants
the words to the poem “When the Honeymoon
in the Bam is Over.”
QUESTION A Schuylkill County reader wants
to know where to find instructions on making
baskets from birch bark.
ANSWER Elam Lapp, Brookside Book
store, wanted to know if anyone has Valentine
cards from the early 1900 s. Thanks to Eileen
Moyer, R. 2, Box 46, New Albany, PA 18833
writes that she has a very old card but it has
no date on the back or printing of any kind. It is
IOxTVa-inches. And the very ornate front of the
card is three dimensional with a sweet verse
ANSWER Tom Hill, Boyertown, wanted to
know where to buy an air alarm, used at some
gas stations to signal the attendant when a car
pulls up to the pumps. Thanks to Stan Kulis,
Street, Md., who writes that three different
types of driveway monitor sensors are available
by calling 1-800-533-5545. Ask for Northern
Tool equipment catalog.
ANSWER For the person who wanted to
know where to buy a heavy duty, air-tire tricy
cle, Lizzie Homing, Shiloh, Ohio, writes that it
is available from Harbor Freight, 3491 Mission
Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93011-6010.
ANSWER L. Zook sends another source
for musical boxes to use in a crib mobile: Cher
ry Tree Toys Inc., P.O. Box 369, Belmont, Ohio