Art gum eraser cleans dark bricks Club calendar TheSalinaJournal Monday February3,1986 Page? Dear Heloise: I think I remember you printing a tip on the best method of cleaning the bricks on the face of a fireplace. Our bricks are rough surfaced and are dark from the smoke. I hope you can print this information again soon since our fireplace is in constant use. — Peggy Strout One way to clean fireplace bricks is to use an art gum eraser. Take the eraser and knead it until it becomes pliable and then press it against the smoked places. When the eraser becomes soiled knead it again and continue. The art gum eraser works well on porous rock. However, the smoother the stone or brick the more work it takes. After getting off all the smoke possible, wash the brick with a solution of thrisodium phosphate. Use one-half cup to a gallon of water. Follow these directions and your fireplace should "light up" your life. —Heloise Dear Heloise: I have been an avid fan of your column for many years. If time is short and I can't read the entire paper, your column is a must. I thought I'd tell you about how I used your hint for reviving white clothes as a desperate measure to clean white tiles in the bathroom. A few months ago I moved into an apartment that had white and beige marbilized tile in the bathroom. The tiles around the tub and shower were brown. I used every commerical tile Heloise's hints KING FEATURES DECORATING with DWIGHT PUTNAM • INTERIOR/ SOME COLOR IDEAS If you would like to add some brightness to a room, you might want to consider some furnishings in yellows. Yellow is the color of sunshine and that color can bring some sunshine to your home. On the other hand, if you want to make a room seem quieter or more relaxed, try some blues or greens. If you want to add some warmth and excitement to an area, you might consider some oranges and reds. There are many things that the mere choice of color can do for you. Two identical pieces of furniture that are the same except for color can bring different moods and qualities to a room. Don't overlook the fact, however, that a color is affected by the color it is next to, so be sure to use a color in relation to that to which it will be adjacent. And, there are other considerations, too. For example, pale colors on things can make a room seem bigger since pale colors recede and give a feeling of more space, while dark colors come toward you and make an area seem smaller or more intimate. We urge you to use color as a decorating tool. We can help you select the colors and color combinations you want, in the places you want them in your home. Stop in between 9 to 5 weekdays and until noon on Saturday. SEN!) TOPICS OF INTEREST TO DWIGHT PUTNAM • INTERIORS 41S EAST IROH AVEftUE 67*01 COPYRIGHT cleaner on the market to no avail. I thought of your solution for whitening clothes and thought maybe it would work on the tiles. I mixed a rather strong solution of a half cup dishwasher detergent, a half cup chlorine bleach and one gallon of hot water. Donning rubber gloves I sloshed it generously on the discolored tiles being careful not to get any on my bathroom. I then used my scrub brush and scrubbed away. I rinsed with cold water and, lo and behold, the tiles were white and shiny, even the grouting was white. I am so thrilled with the results I had to write you. I'm sure other people are faced with the same problem I had. Keep up the good work, we senior citizens are always looking for new ways to lighten household chores. —Hazel C. Beeden Desperation sometimes yields good results! —Heloise Dear Heloise: As a working mother, I was worried about my baby becoming very sick or needing emergency room care while in the day care center. So, in the diaper bag I put three insurance claim forms with all the necessary information filled out and I then signed the area for payment to provider of services. There are three forms to cover the hospital, doctor and a spare for miscellaneous. Now when we travel, I fill out several insurance claim forms just to be on the safe side and always put them in the diaper bag. So if my purse is stolen I still have these important papers. — Susan K. Williams Very good idea! Be sure to let whoever is watching your child know those important papers are there. — Heloise Dear Heloise: As a tall man who makes his own bed, I have often wondered why they do not make top sheets with one end fitted so they would not pull out. Since they do not make them this way, I discovered a way to solve the problem. After tucking the sheet in at the foot end of the bed, I reach under each corner with both hands and twist the sheet into a pigtail. Believe it or not, it stays put until I change the sheets.—Eugene Middendorf Dear Heloise: I need some information on moths and moth balls. What is the best way to get rid of moths and to keep clothing protected? Also, can they spread to furniture, drapes, etc? Any help is much appreciated.—A Faithful Reader To keep moths out of stored clothes, first have the clothes cleaned. Then place them in a storage bag or a cedar chest. You can put moth balls or a camphor cake in with them. The odor of camphor, unlike that of moth balls, can be aired out of clothes easily. As for the furniture and drapes, yes moths can spread to them. You can set out camphor cakes or moth balls under the furniture and behind the drapes.—Heloise (Write to Heloise in care of Hints from Heloise, King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.) Tuesday University United Methodist Church Women, 7:30 p.m. Shalom meeting, Mavis Almquist, 101 E. Morland. Lave Y'ers Club, 11:30 a.m. luncheon, Elmore Center. Salina Microcomputer Users Group, 7 p.m. meeting, room 201, Peters Science Hall, Kansas Wesleyan campus. New members and guests welcome. Chapter BX of PEO, 7:30 p.m. meeting, Marjorie Allen, 668 Starlight Drive. 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. Eagles Aerie, 8 p.m. meeting, 8:30 p.m. joint officers meeting, Eagles hall. Leslie Kreps Post No. 62 of The American Legion, 1 p.m. ladies fun day, 7 p.m. executive meeting, 8 p.m. post meeting, Post home. VFW Auxiliary Post 1432,7:30 p.m. meeting, Post home. 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. When it's cold, check tires WASHINGTON (AP) - Every time the outside temperature drops 10 degrees Fahrenheit, your tire pressure goes down about one pound, the Tire Industry Safety Council says. So check your tire pressure more frequently in cold weather, and add the air necessary to keep pressure at recommended levels. 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. Perm. 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. Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA), 7 p.m. meeting, 205 E. South St. Jars Giftbags Notepads Pins Candy Mu .9 s PillowCases Pens Bears Boxes Buckets Gallons Baskets Brass or Acrylic Hearts Want It Personalized? Order Early! name place Monday through Saturday 10-5 823-2891 110 East Walnut 2 WE OPEN THE WORLD TO YOU= TRUCKLOAD SALE 7 PC. LIVING ROOM Includes: Buri Loveseat, 2 Chairs, Coffee Table and 3 Cushions Reg. 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