Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 2, 1973 · Page 28
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 28

Tucson, Arizona
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Friday, February 2, 1973
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PAGE 28 T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2; 1973 Heloise is a colorful and so is Heloise at work Yes, all you doubters, there is a Heloise. She is the Texas homemaker who writes the successful column, "Hints From Heloise," which is carried by nearly 600 newspapers in 20 countries, including the Tucson Daily Citizen. She says her aim in life is to free the housewives of America : from drudgery. She has been doing it, too. Every paper that prints her column reports that its pulling power is terrific. Heloise began writing her column in 1959. Armed only with'"faith in a good idea" and having had no newspaper experience, she walked into the office of the Honolulu (Hawaii) Advertiser. She got the job on a 30-day trial basis even though she didn't know how to type. She had no trouble coming up with ideas -- she just looked around her own home to recall the shortcuts she used. Before the end of her trial period, the paper had signed her to a three-year contract as the mail from enthusiastic readers mounted. Now she gets thousands of hints from the millions who read her faithfully. In addition, her five books. have all been best-sellers. Heloise herself is just as interesting as her column. She received her education around the world, traveling in such places as Nanking, Shanghai and Japan. She has a son and daughter by a former marriage who break the family tradition of twins. Heloise has a twin sister, Louise. Her mother Amelia has a twin, Ophelia. And twin cousins are named Earl and Pearl and Elbert and Albert. . 1 When her friends call her a colorful person, they mean it. Literally. Not only has she been known to paint her grass green during winter, but she sprays her hair a different color at least once a day. "I just can't abide a dreary look," says the 51-year-old col- umnist. "And when I wear a blue dress and blue shoes, why I'm going to have blue hair." Her favorite hair colors are orchid and green. Heloise takes special pride in;. her cooking ability. She claims '. to cook the world's best dinner -using two in-. expensive cuts of : beef -* chuck and brisket. She says the secret is using tea and coffee as flavoring. . ; Zow ·'.;.". . . , brushing the hair out of her eyes, Medical auxiliary gets benefit theater party Listing the f who' and 'what' on food ' : ' . . ' · . : . · ' . .': she's not working in her · apartment office in San Antonio · she . w o r k s at her hobbies of painting and; playing the electric organ. ; ; ^'I start the day at 5:30 arm,," she says, "by drinking tea arid reading the paper. A little after 7, 1 clean the kitchen, make the beds, pick up and am usually at my' typewriter by 10." .She "employ's as many as 15 women to sort and file the average 5,000 letters she receives weekly. She says her only. problem is that the column keeps her from doing all her own housework so she relies on part-time domestic help three times a week. -Emily Gilreath The Woman's Auxiliary to the Piriia County Medical Society will present "A (Benefit Evening at the Theatre" Feb. 7; at the Showcase Cinema. "Man of La Mancha" starring Sophia Loreri and Peter O'Toole will be shown at' 8 p.m. following a pre-theatre party at 7. . . ;Tickets are $10 each/and proceeds will benefit Mobile Meals: Reservations may :be made with Mrs. Philip.Fleish- man, 1656 E.' Kleindale Road, Dear Heloise: I make a list of all the t meals I serve -- good or bad - then when! decide to write .down my menus (for two; weeks at a time), I take out my list and select. I keep a record of when I iserve what, and also "who" likes certain foods. For each two-week 'period, I include one brand new meal. '..This way I don't get in a rut ; with serving the same old thing aE the time. · With this list in my cookbook, I also keep a list of the '','friends we entertain most often. By each of their names, I ' make notes if they definitely don't like something. (One time I served cheese fondue to a couple that couldn't stand cheese!) And I find that it saves me time and embarrassment if I jot down what I served the last time they came to visit. The simple method of menus, favorite foods, etc., has sure helped me. Hope it can help someone else be more "variety conscious!" --Mi's. Joan Picone Dear Heloise: There isn't a homemaker in the world who hasn't forgotten Hints From Heloise to defrost a package of chopped meat at least one time in her life. When this happens, you can literally "cut" the defrosting time in half, if not less. Use an ordinary knife at the onset when the meat 'begins to soften. Simply cut the frozen meat into the smallest cubes pos- sible and let them stand in a bowl at room temperature. The smaller the mass the quicker the action. --Marge Pern . ' · · Dear Heloise: I just learned to crochet, and when my poncho pattern called for long fringe, I just wrapped the yarn around a yardstick. As each individual fringe was to contain four strands, this was equal to one complete round on the yard stick. · I wound fifteen times, clipped each end as I slipped it off the yardstick, and then double and clipped' again, and it was so easy to count as each bunch contained fifteen four- strand fringes. A ruler could be used for shorter fringe, or for that mat ter, a stick could be cut to the size desired. I taped the end of the yarn to the yardstick to start each bunch. --Carolyn Root \ W / 0 \ \ 1 N \ I I I M - I HI I SMILIN' SAM \ u Srmni; Pool Sidr BullV HEALTHY PLANTS Require A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT Call or visit TUCSON FERTILIZER CO. 8665 S. Huglies Access Rd. 294-3401 For Prompt deliver/ or pick- op Quality; Manures, Bark, Plant Food, Insecticides. For all types of plantings. ASK ABOUT OUR CUSTOM MIXING SERVICE I t i l (' \\. 2. i l l I'M SUNDAY NIC, HI B U M I I DRIVING TO 1 MEXICO? SHORT TERM MEXICAN AUTO INSURANCE ISSUED (WHILE YOU WAIT! TUCSON REALTY 20 S. STONE, TUCSON (NtXT TO MIX. OOVT. TOUHItM OFFKl) OR - IN NOGALES FIRST EXIT OFF 1-19 TUCSON REALTY .4 TRUST' 7 DAYS A WEEK Now where can I get a bank loan on Saturday?' At our Broadway Country Club Office. 6-DAY BANKING, 9 to 6. Complete lobby and drive-in banking: Broadway Country Club Office. Drive-in banking: Casa Blanca Office (Oracle Rudasill Roads) Oracle Grant Office -. South Tucson Office (So. 6th Ave. 29th St.) 22nd St. Wilmot Office Remember there are 13 Valley Bank offices conveniently located throughout Tucson. We continue to welcome your lobby and drive-in business during regular banking hours at all offices. Valley National Bank Member F.D.I.C. "THEY'RE FRESHER SENOR'l 13 13 13 13 in 1' FLOUR TORTILLAS MADE IN TUCSON Soft and pliable. Made with Low cholesterol vegetable oil, not animal fat . . . If not available at your favorite store .'..'. Ask them to call us . . . Ve will supply them. 623-11 86 EL ZARAtt (SPELLED WITH A T) TORTILLAS SINCE and checks should be made payable to the medical society. the new«?st Pantyhose FASHIONS 2939 t B R O A D W A Y RENT AN ELEC ORGAN OR PIANO Rent Applies to Purchase PIANO ORGAN Co. 1010 L BROADWAY · 623-0525 w 95 n^'E TUCSON CARPET SUPPLY CO. 1740 E. FACTORY AVE. TEL. 882-9818 Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5:00, Sat. 9-1 Warehousing, Supplies, Installations and Service CHIRRY AVE. DUPONT 501 NYLON 100% NYLON SCULPTURED PATTERN SHAG Short Dense by Continental Mills Six Colors to Choose from. Retails at $9.00 Sq. Yd, BOTH CARPETS INSTALLED OVER HEAVY RUBBER PAD!! With Double Jute Back Four Colors to choose from. Retails at $7.00 Sq. Yd. Saturday, Feb. 3, 1973 \ IS GREAT RODEO URR RBY it's a// · Popular Politicians from City County Government · South Tucson Mayor Councilmen · Newspaper Personalities · Newscasters from Radio TV · Pima J.C.'s RIDING BURROS IN RACING COMPETITION FOR ST PRIZE "THE GREAT GOLDEN JACKASS AWARD" Billboards courtesy Eller Outdoor Advertising. Construction Contractor Services by Metz Const. Co. and Johnson Const. Co. I RACES START AT 1 P.M. S Prizes-- by El Con Merchants Levi Strauss Co. I DON'T MISS THIS GREAT FUNDAY! Bring the Kids . Bring your camera to SOUTH PARKING AREA -NEXT TO BROADWAY .HOPP.NO C . NT .*

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