The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 17, 1986 · Page 7
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 7

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, January 17, 1986
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The Salina Journal Friday, January 17,1986 Page? Questions offend job applicant Dear Ann Landers: I have been looking for a job, which I need awfully bad. A few days ago I filled out an application that offended me. In my opinion they asked a lot of questions that had nothing to do with the job. I managed to get an extra application because I wanted to ask you if these are proper questions. Here they are: 1. Are you single, married, widowed, separated, divorced? 2. Do you own your home, rent, room, board, or live with parents? 3. Number of dependents, children, relatives, others? 4. Do you have life, accident, or hospitalization insurance? 5. List hobbies, sports. 6. Have you ever been arrested for other than traffic violations? 7. Condition of health: excellent, good, fair? 8. Have you ever had trouble with heart, lungs, hernia? 9. Any defects in speech, sight, Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA hearing? 10. Have you been in any accidents in the past five years on the job, or otherwise? 11. Date of last physical checkup? 12. Height, weight, color of eyes, hair? Am I wrong to think it sounds like I'm filling out papers to join the armed forces? How should people answer nosy questions without risking the job? I answered some of these, "not job related." Was that OK? I need your advice for the next time. — Unemployed in Kansas Dear Unemployed: The only question on that list I would consider not job-related was "color of eyes and hair." If, for example, they had asked your race, religion or political party, you would have had a legitimate right to refuse to respond. I doubt you're going to land this one, but for future job opportunities it would be wise to answer all the questions to the best of your ability. Dear Ann Landers: I've gone back to work after many years absence and I find something strange going on in the business world today. Has it always been this way, or is this something new? I always say, "Good morning," to my fellow workers when I come to work and they reply in kind. But what I find odd is when I meet them again in the halls, on the stairs or at the copy machine, they say, "Hello," again. This goes on all day long. Is this the custom all over? I'm puzzled. — Fort Lee, N. J. Dear Lee: Do you believe if a person says, "Good morning," the greeting should last 24 hours? Most colleagues say "Hello" or "Hi" to the same person several times a day and think nothing of it. Dear Ann Landers: I keep seeing TV commercials showing women using all sorts of expensive exercise equipment which they buy or rent. Don't these dummies know they could stay in shape cutting the grass, shoveling snow, chopping firewood, washing clothes by hand, turning mattresses or painting the house? The gal I marry is going to know these facts. — Ed in Ontario Dear Ed: After you give her "the facts," please give her my condolences. (Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) Tabasco sauce repels plant-chewing puppy Dear Heloise: I read your tip to the lady who had a problem because her cat likes to eat plants. I have a six-week-old Cairn puppy who decided the leaves and stalks of my plants were great to chew on. She also started chewing on a corner of the carpet that tucked under the stairs. When I told the breeder of my problem she suggested I saturate a cotton ball with Tabasco sauce and rub this on the stalks and leaves of the plants, and also on the corner of the carpet. In one night the problem was solved. She would look at the plants and the carpet and just walk by. My carpet was dark so it did not discolor nor did it hurt my plants. I only wish house-breaking puppies was as easy.—Alice Dusel Dear Heloise: Help! My husband works in the oil field and he gets his clothes so dirty I just cannot get them clean. Heloise's hints KING FEATURES One problem is I don't have any hot water. Can you help me? I have tried almost everything but nothing seems to work. —Discouraged Trying to wash oily clothes in cold water must be quite a problem. I am going to give you some suggestions you can try. You may find a liquid laundry detergent will work better than a granular type, particularly in cold water. There are pre-wash sprays made especially for grease and also hand cleaners for mechanics that work well when rubbed into the grease spots. Laundry detergents can be pre- dissolved in hot water and then added to your washing machine before you add clothes. Maybe these will help make your washday a little less frustrating. — Good luck.—Heloise Dear Heloise: All families have photos lying around that need to be stored. I use the cardboard roll from paper towels to store my 8x10 pictures. Just roll them and slide them into the cardboard rolls. I label each roll and put it into a drawer. If you have larger photos you can use an aluminum foil roll. These rolls can be used to store maps, posters and what have you. I hope others can use this idea. It's even good for legal papers. — Virginia I. Dear Heloise: Your column has been a favorite of mine for ages, and I've always wanted to send you this hint for keeping little hands busy on baking day. Tap a filled flour sifter on a TV tray once or twice to provide a covering of flour that's just enough so little ones can use it to make roads and trails when they run match-box cars in the flour. It takes so little and they love this game. The flour can easily be brushed off or vacuumed up. This is also great for children confined to bed if a large towel or tablecloth is spread over their lap first. — MaunaShadoan Sometimes the simplest games are the best, aren't they?—Heloise Dear Heloise: I recycle empty meat tenderizer bottles to use for salt and pepper shakers to take on camp-outs. I even keep a set in the glove compartment of the car (carry-out fast food isn't always seasoned to suit my family). These bottles not only have shaker tops, they also have lids so the seasoning doesn't spill out and make a mess. If I lose one it's easily replaced and doesn't ruin a set- E.L. Woman blames thyroid gland for obesity Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 53-year- old woman. I have to take Synthroid every day for as long as I live, the doctor said. I am 5 feet, 8 inches and I weigh 200 pounds. I try and try to lose weight and get exercise. I may lose 15 or 20, and then gain it back. I'm so tired of being fat. People say with thyroid problems I'll always be fat. What is it that my thyroid is doing (or not doing) for me? What can be done to lose weight? Please comment. — J.A. I hope you aren't falling into the thyroid trap, the one that lures some into blaming obesity on that gland. Let me run through the basics. You're taking medicine to correct a low thyroid condition. The gland wasn't making enough hormone. In that situation, metabolism slows. Doctor Donohue F NEWS AMERICA You might gain a little weight, but most of that gain is in fluid. You can almost never blame obesity on too little thyroid hormone, and even if it had been a factor it isn't anymore; your medicine is correcting the deficiency. Old notions die hard. Years ago, before we learned more about the thyroid and its role in metabolism, it was not uncommon to give the hormone to people just because they weaR CLOSEOIJT SPRING & SIMMER SPORT COATS were overweight. The theory was that the hyped metabolism would burn calories. We know better today — most obese people have perfectly normal hormone production, and adding more does no good. I have a hunch you are letting these old notions sap your motivation to lose and keep on losing your extra pounds. You have to tough this out during those discouraging times when your weight remains on a plateau. The loss you want so much will come with your dual action of calorie restriction and exercise. Finally, if you have any doubts about your thyroid-gland activity, you can (and perhaps should) have the simple blood test to measure it. Though you may need the medicine for life, the dosage may not remain constant, but need adjustment from time to time. Dear Dr. Donohue: I am a 50-year- old female diagnosed as having the "Fusche" disease. Please tell me what you know about it.—A.T. VALUES TO $220.00 NICE SELECTION TO CHOOSE FROM to 49 99 OPEN SUN. 1-5 THURS. 'TIL 8:00 112 North Santa Fe M€N"$weaR Downtown Salina I don't know what that illness is. I'm exposing my ignorance in hopes some doctor out there will write and explain it. Dear Dr. Donohue: What is Bowen's disese? Is it cancer? What should be done about it?—P.R. Bowen's disease is a type of skin cancer. It has to be treated. There are many ways to do so, depending on its location and its depth of penetration into the skin. Follow up on this if you have been told you have it. For Mrs. R.R. — With all other possibilities ruled out, I can only suggest your husband's mouth breathing during sleep is causing his morning bad breath. I don't know what can be done to change that. Sometimes, a nasal obstruction can be involved. If so, that might be corrected. (Write to Dr. Paul Donohue in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue, Irvine, Calif. 92714.) LOBSTER DEAL Discover the new taste in town — savory lobster tail at Skipper's Seafood 'n Chowder House. For : just $6.99 you can enjoy a lobster tail served with lemon and butter, plus freshly baked cornbread, baked potato and coleslaw. Come on down today for a deal of a meal that no seafood lover should / Ato&L-_ = __ miss. Only at Skipper's. $6.99 Lobster Tail Dinner 1-135 and Crawford in Salina Ice fishermen's decoys collectible items From The Journal's Wire Services An essential piece of equipment for the early American ice fisherman was the fish decoy. According to Country Home magazine, a fish decoy was a crudely fashioned enticement made of horn, bone or weighted wood. It was lowered by a string through a hole in the ice to attract nearby fish. The hunter waited quietly, peering into the hole with his spear at the ready. Careful manipulation of the decoy would simulate a wounded or disoriented prey, and those fish curious enough to take a closer look often ended up at the dinner table. As the popularity of ice fishing increased, so did the skill and imagination with which the decoys were made. Lifelike imitations were only part of the story, for decoys with bright colors and cartoon features often worked just as well. Today, fish decoys are often classified as folk art and considered highly collectible. Just as the trout fisherman spent his winters tying flies and dreaming of sparkling streams in June, the ice fisherman wiled away his summer carving decoys and thinking of the dark comfort of his fishing shanty on the ice. NOTICE! First Federal Savings Bank Capitol Federal Savings —WILL BE CLOSED— Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Birthday MARKHAM & BROADWAY Duo-pianists Ralph Markham, of Canada, and American Kenneth Broadway play music from Mozart to Gershwin SATURDAY, JAN. 18 8 p.m. — Marymount Fine Arts Theatre —Auspices Marymount College Artist Series— General Public $6 Students/Sr. Cit. $4 Telephone the Marymount Fine Arts Box Office for ticket information. Call 825-9898 or 825-2101, ext. 202. 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