The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 3, 1971 · Page 6
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 6

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Sunday, October 3, 1971
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The Consumer's Question-Box Dana Administration By MARGARET DANA Social Security Booklet Q. You recently suggested a booklet for employed women, titled "Answers to a Woman's Questions About Social Secur- rity." I sent for a copy, as you suggested, to the Government Printing Office in Washington, D. C, but have received a different booklet, called "Your Social Security." How come? A. Because so many changes in Social Security rulings and benefits have been made in recent months, the Social Security Administra-; tion withdrew the older I booklet and provided a new \ one; bringing all the ques- : tions and answers up to \ date. All those readers who followed my suggestion some weeks ago and| sent for the previous booklet will automatically receive the updated one. Also, the Social Security says it is trying to re-edit the special leaflet on a woman's questions about Social Security and will send a copy of this, too, free of charge, when it becomes available, to each person who had requested it originally. Cosmetics Ingredients Q. I have found I am allergic to certain ingredients in some cosmetics and I wish there could be a rule that cosmetics must list all ingredients. Is there any prospect of this coming about? A. The cosmetics industry has itself taken action on this. Last August 26 the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association proposed voluntary registration of cosmetic product producers and voluntary filing of ingredients of cosmetics. These were in the form of two petitions filed with the Food and Drug Administration and published as official notices for comment in the Federal Register last August. If the industry's proposal goes through, you will see listing of ingredients on cosmetics in the not-too-distant future — at least by all reputable firms. Safe Car Seats Q. We heard of a family which had a bad accident because the car seat they had for their little girl did not provide any protection for her when the car had to stop abruptly. We would like to know if there is any guide to knowing which car scat to buy that is safe for children. A. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a safety standard for car seats (Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #213: Child Seating Systems) which went into effect on April 1, 1971. This was developed to provide impact protection for a child. However, the Federal Trade Commission has cautioned consumers to understand that there are still in the market both the seats whicht comply with the standard and those which do not. All child car seats must be labeled to show the month and year when they were manufactured, and if that date is April 1, 1971, or later, you can be reasonably sure the seat complies with the Standard's requirements for safety. Sugar Labels Q. Last week I made my fourth BOTCH of jelly. But for years T have been using the same recipe with no trouble and yet suddenly the jelly fails to stay firm.. I finally came to the conclusion it was the fault of the sugar, and I am sure what I used must have been sugar. Is there no law requiring beet sugar to be labeled so we can avoid it. A. No, there is no such law, because there there is no significant difference between beet sugar. They are identical in calories and other factors. They are sometimes mixed in one pack. I am unable to find any reliable scientific evidence that beet sugar could be the cause of your jelly failure. (Margaret Dana welcomes opinions and questions on buying and will use them in her columns as rapidly as research and space permit. Personal answers are impossible due to large volume of mail from readers. Send your questions to The Hutchinson News, Box 190, and we will forward them.—Ed. Music to Ride by with this . \K.-\ Xv vi \ ->.. Vs. ©Westinghouse Bike Radio/Headlight Combination Just deposit $100 or more to your existing or a new Salt City Savings Account and you may purchase this bicycle radio / headlight combination for only $8.95. Register for a FREE English Raleigh Bicycle to be given at the conclusion of this promotion. No purchase is necessary, you needn't be present to win. Select the savings program that suits you best: 4.75 5.25 0/ daily compounded /0 interest on Passbook Accounts. No minimum. 0/ quarterly interest on /06 months' savings certificates. $1,000 minimum. 5.75 6 0/ quarterly interest on Vol year savings certificates. $5,000 minimum. Q / quarterly interest on /O 2 to 5 -year savings certificates. $10,000 minimum. itu Federal INSURED SAVINGS and LOAN ASSOCIATION UO EAST FIIST lUTCHIHSQA. KANSAS Undercover Liquor Agent's Job Tough ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — I was an undercover liquor agent for the state of New Jersey, but almost got too involved in my work to tell about it. There were three of us. We spent eight hours one weekend mingling with the patrons in bars, looking for liquor law violations. The two real Alcoholic Beverage Control agents made some arrests. I made myself, you know, and had to be taken home. As one agent put it: "You really have to know how to drink in this business." It was all part of a periodic sweep by plainclothes inspectors of the New Jersey ABC. Along 110 miles of the Jersey Shore, the ABC's entire force of 40 undercover men were looking for tavern owners and bartenders who make a habit of serving minors. Now, in order to do surveillance work, you have to join in the festivities. In taverns that means drinking. "Hit" Five Taverns We were assigned to "hit" five taverns in Asbury Park and two in Keensburg. Agent Fred: An affable 14- year veteran of the department—refreshing he lacks the taciturnity of some policemen and the bumptious officiousness of some others. Agent Carmine: A pleasant, witty young man, wearing the undercover man's uniform—a cotton pullover, bell bottoms and a neatly trimmed goatee. The amateur agent, not known for his drinking capacity, has eaten a huge mound of greasy French fries. The agents have their own tricks. "You have to know how to pace yourself," said Carimine. "First of all, you usually drink beer on the job. They like us to drink beer, because you don't get as stoned, and it's cheaper." "Sometimes, of course, you can't get away with drinking beer," added Fred. "Some places, if you order a brew, you look like a cheapskate, and nobody will have anything to do with you." After a 12-hour investigation, drinking can knock out even the most experienced agent. Carmine's trick, sometimes, is to switch to straight shots, which he holds in his mouth, then he lights a cigaret, takes a drag with the booze in his mouth, and walks to the men's room to spit it out. "That's not too much fun, but sometimes it helps," he said. Agents also run up astronomical bar bills. In Atlantic City, Fred said, he and two other agents spend $90 in a few short hours. "It was what they call 'champagne.' We busted them for hustling drinks." Hutchinson News Sunday, Oct. 3, 1971 Page • WHEN YOU BUY INSURANCE, DO YOU EXPECT SOMETHING EXTRA 9 Call your local representative or write or call the Home Office direct for complete details. 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