The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 6, 1986 · Page 6
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Living Today The Salina Journal Monday, January 6,1986 Page 6 Gifts belong to recipient Club calendar Mid America Inn Restaurant MONDAY NIGHT SPECIAL 9-11 Oz. WHOLE CATFISH • „,.,,.„ •„,• .,„ t " 0 ,Y- •" !'•"•"" $ C 5 0 Dear Ann Landers: I am desperate. My good friend has terminal cancer. Through the years I have given her collector's plates for Christmas. Naturally they have increased in value. I don't know the best way to ask her for them. Hurry your answer since she can't live much longer. — Sincerely Sentimental Dear S.S.: Sentimental? You could have fooled me. Gifts belong to the person to whom you gave them. You have no right to ask they be returned. To do so would be incredibly gross. Consider the possibility your friend may have promised those plates to a daughter or grandchild. I'll say one thing for you: You came up with a problem I had never heard before in all the years of writing this column. I've run into all kinds of people in this space, but few as calculating, crass and vulgar as you. Dear Ann Landers: I am 22 years old and I have been going with a 25- year-old man (who I'll call Steve) for eight months. He asked me to marry him. Steve is intelligent, generous and very attractive. I want very much to be his wife. Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA The problem is this: Three years ago he fathered a child by a woman he went with in college. I know little about their relationship except she was in love with him and wanted to get married. Steve did not. His parents are very close to the woman and are helping her raise their grandchild. Steve is supporting his daughter but seldom sees her. If I ask questions about the child or her mother he becomes upset and says he doesn't want to talk about it. Ann, I love the man, but this side of his character disturbs me. It pains me to see him turning his back on his own little girl. I cannot help but wonder what kind of father he will be to our children. I am trying to decide if I should go see the mother of his child. Much as I want to marry Steve, I feel too many things are unresolved. Can you help me sort this out? Call me — Sharon, No City or State Please Dear Sharon: I see nothing to be gained by calling on the young woman. In fact, it might cause her a good deal of pain and I suspect she has had enough already. Give the relationship plenty of time before you make a final decision. Urge Steve to get some counseling. He has not come to terms with his responsibilities toward the child and probably has a good deal of guilt about his former sweetheart. Unless resolved, these problems could louse up your marriage. Dear Ann Landers: Your "expert" gave you bum counsel in response to the question, "Which surgeon general determined that cigarette smoking is hazardous to our health? " Her answer dealt with the warning on cigarette packages. The surgeon general who deserves the credit was Luther Terry, who served from 1961 to 1965. In the interest of accuracy and as a matter of fairness, please set the record straight. — Creed Black, Publisher, Lexington Herald-Leader Dear Creed: Right you are. This goes to show you some "experts" are more expert than others. I'll bet before you were publisher you worked on a copy desk. It shows. Consistency key to housework Dear Heloise: The letter from the college student who "can't get the hang of keeping a clean house" has prompted me to write. Your suggestions were excellent but I would wager part of her cleaning problem is picking up and keeping things tidy. When I was a child and later a bride, I used to hate to clean. My room and my house, usually looked as if a disaster had struck. Then, after much embarrassment for me, I learned to keep things orderly. So here are some of my suggestions for tidiness: Hang up clothes if they don't need laudering. If they do, place them in the hamper or laundry bag rather than on the floor, chair or bed. The laundry bag could be kept in the closet on the floor. Always make your bed. It only takes a minute or two. Take that extra minute to clean the shower area or bathtub after bathing and hang up towels rather than leaving them on the floor. The hair dryer, curlers, etc., should be put away Heloise's hints KING FEATURES rather than set down. Dirty dishes could be rinsed and placed in a dishpan to soak in soap water if you only have time to do the dishes once a day. Don't leave them on the counter top, on tables, or in the living area. Newspapers, books and mail should be gathered up rather than left here and there. I now have a 2-year-old and make every effort to pick up things in each room before I leave it, even toys. I hope these suggestions help others get better organized in order to keep the house tidy with less effort. — Nancy Wroblewski Consistency is the key and is the hardest part, but it really pays off in Sorry, you're not qualified for the job! Is fli/s your story? Do something about it, now! Attend The Brown Mackie College. Classes Start Monday, January 13th The Brown Mackie College advantage can work for you. Programs are keyed to train you efficiently in your chosen field in a minimum amount of time. We are so confident of your placement that we offer a Tuition Refund. Call Now To Change Your Future (91 3) 825-5422. 1-800-432-0270 Accredited by: • North Central Association of Colleges 'Approved Veterans Training BMC THE BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE '' We Believe In You" 126 South Santa Fe Salina, Kanaas 67401 keeping things looking neat. I agree about picking things up and making the bed! Thanks for sharing your ideas. — Hugs Heloise Dear Heloise: One of the great annoyances of "domestic management" is the errant facial tissue which dissolves into picky bits in the washer and/or dryer. Around our house, we were diligent about checking all pockets but the mess of an occasional stray tissue turning up still kept happening until we learned to look inside pillowcases. The problem is now solved! Cheers! — Mary Hanson Dear Heloise: If you are a denture wearer and use a paste adhesive, warm the tube in warm water. The contents will come out more easily. This works especially well in cold weather. —M.L.M. Dear Heloise: For years, I have pinned the arm covers on the living room sofa and chairs to keep them from being knocked off. Then the other day, my clever son-in-law suggested I sew a small square of self- gripping tape fastener (about a five- eighths square) to the chair and arm cover. I did and it keeps the covers in place beautifully. No more arm protectors to continually retrieve from the floor. — Mrs. Roy Hebert Dear Heloise: Here is a hint for those who dislike cleaning up after peeling fruits and vegetables. Before you start, open up a section of the newspaper and use two or three layers. Let the peelings fall on the newspaper. After you have finished, just wrap up the peelings and dispose of them easily.—L.H. (Write to Heloise in care of Hints from Heloise, King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.) Tuesday Family Hope Support Group, 9 a.m. meeting, First Presbyterian Church. Leslie Kreps Post 62 of the American Legion, 1 p.m. fun day, 7 p.m. executive meeting, 8 p.m. post meeting, Legion home. University United Methodist Women, 7:30 p.m. Shalom meeting, Maxine Weber, 2256 Leland Way. League of Women Voters Unit Meetings, 9:15 a.m. meeting, Ruth Cathcart-Rake, 139 Overfull; 1:15 p.m. meeting, Phyllis Harris, 2058 Leland Way; 7:30 p.m. meeting, Karen Conrey, 114 Overfull. Downtown Lioness, 9:30 a.m. board meeting and coffee, Mrs. Loren Harris, 2058 Leland Way. Cohostess: Evelyn Amend. American Diabetes Association, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Asbury Hospital cafeteria. Program: "Cooking for Special Occasions" by Teresa Reuter, R.D. Eagles, 8 p.m. Aerie meeting, 8:30 p.m. joint officers meeting, Eagles home. Kansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Bennington Chapter, 6:30 p.m. dinner meeting, Red Coach West Regency II room. Program: Robert E. Burt, trustee, Kansas Society SAR from Kansas City, will present the SAR Eagle Scout Contest award. Sunflower Chapter No. 62 Mid- Kansas Life Member Telephone Pioneers' Club, 9:30 a.m. male life member coffee, Elmore dining room. Reservations required. YWCA Bridge Club, 1 p.m. meeting, YWCA. All YWCA members welcome. Chapter BX of PEO, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Iris Tilgner, 2234 Hillside Drive. VFW Auxiliary Post 1432,7:30 p.m. meeting, Post home. Salina Microcomputer Users Group, 7 p.m. meeting, room 201, Peters Science Hall, Kansas Wesleyan campus. New members and guests welcome. Salina Sunflower Chorus Chapter Woman quick on the draw MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — In a duel with Carol Cozzitorto, an Old West gunslinger would be left dead in the dirt. With her ,45-caliber Ruger riding in a special holster, Cozzitorto can clear leather and fire in .031 seconds — a skill that has made her women's fast- draw champion of the world. Experts estimate her draw is twice as fast as the desperadoes of old. Cozzitorto, a member of the Bounty Hunters fast-draw club in Morgan Hill, won her title recently in Pismo Beach, Calif. The club belongs to the World Fast Draw Association, which also has members in England, Canada, Saudi Arabia, France, Australia and South Africa. In fast draw, shooters stand poised, hands a fraction of an inch from the butt of a .45-caliber or .357-caliber single action revolver. They draw when a light flashes, firing wax bullets at silhouettes at 15 feet and black powder blanks at balloons 8 feet away. The impact stops a timer. The winner compiles the lowest total time for a series of shots. Fast-draw experts say they can fire faster than the old-timers because parts of their weapons have | been modified to work more smoothly and because they use special holsters. of SPEBSQSA, Inc., 7:30 p.m. meeting, Salvation Army Community Center, 1137 N. Santa Fe. Elks Ladies Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Elks Country Club. TOPS Kan., 76, 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, All-Star Lanes, new members welcome; 49, 9 a.m. weigh-in; 9:30 a.m. meeting, VFW, 359, 9 a.m. meeting, United Methodist Church of the Cross, 1600 Rush, new members welcome (call 825-4115 for more information), and 724, 6:30 p.m. meeting, William Bryan, 300 Maple. Tuesday Afternoon Al-Anon, 1 p.m. meeting, Bel Air Baptist Church, 1100 W. Cloud. Grateful for Al-Anon, 7:30 p.m. meeting, 643 Briarcliff. New Life Al-Anon Family Group, 8 p.m. meeting, Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Red Baron AMBUCS, noon luncheon meeting, Holiday Inn. Noon Overeaters Anonymous, 12:10-12:50 p.m. meeting, St. John's Assessment Center, 126 N. Penn. New Beginnings Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12:05 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South. Civitan Club of Salina Inc., noon meeting, Elmore Dining Room. Step and Tradition Study Al-Anon, 8 p.m. meeting, St Elizabeth's Church, 1000 Burr Oak Lane. For more information, call 827-4433. Herington Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, United Methodist Church. Minneapolis Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m. meeting, Catholic Church classroom. Leslie Kreps Post 62 of The American Legion Auxiliary, 1 p.m. fun day, Post home, 142 S. Seventh. Youth plan soup supper The Junior and Senior High Youth Fellowship of the First United Methodist Church will sponsor a soup supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in West Fellowship Hall of the church. 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