Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 8, 1976 · Page 10
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Nampa, Idaho
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Monday, March 8, 1976
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The Idaho Free Press TDe News-Tribune, Monday, March 8, we -10 Hint* from Heloise Humidity makes drawer stick '. Dear HeloUe-. : If you had a drawer In a chest ; thatsweUed and wouldn't budge · alter a rainy spell, what would .. you do? ;I 1 have one that will only open ·' a half Inch or so and trying to '.; get something out of the back of ,' the drawer can be extremely ; aggravating. Help! ; Disgusted * * * '- Honeypie, now don'l you : worry. This happens some times ; when the humidity is very high, ; causing the wood to absorb the I moisture and swell up. j. I've lived in countries where ! this happens quite often. Don't ,' be disgusted--here's a simple ; solution and is what I did. ; If 1 could pull the drawer open \ an iota, I looka heating pad, put '; it on medium heat and lucked it ' right into the crevice in that ; drawer. ; It will lend just enough heat to ; dry out the dampness and ! within a short lime you should ' be able to pull open the drawer. ; Once the wood has been dried · out completely, check for any '. places that might be binding and sand them down u bit if necessary. Then rub candle wax or wax of some sort on the areas of the drawer that slide in and out. 'Cause if you don't do this, honeychild, the next tune it rains, you'll have the same problem! Heloise LETTER OF THOUGHT Dear Heloise: Remember when telephoning handicapped people that many of these people cannot move very fast and it is hard for them to get up to answer the phone. If possible have an agreement with them tliat you will call and let Die phone ring twice, then hang up and call back about two minutes later. That way, they can get comfortably settled and ready for a talk. Phone calls are so important when you are housebound and one docs not want to miss any. Try to be as considerate of a phone call to someone who gets around slowly as you would when ringing their doorbell. Alice R.Beebe Dear Heloise: Have you ever wanted to just do away with those dirty spring- type wooden clothespins that look just terrible? Don't discard them--just put them in a bucket of water and bleach, soak until clean, then rise them and let dry. You'll have the whitest clothespins ever. Mine, after several months' use, are still pretty and clean. Clean wash deserves clean clothespins! Jo Ann Pappas * * i Dear Heloise: My molher-in-law has found a way of having marshmallows on sweel potatoes without the marshmallows caving in alter they are browned. She leaves the marshmallows outon a plate overnight and lets them dry out. It really works! They stay puffed up beautifully. and brown Nancy B. U-m-m-m, my mouth is watering and my hands are grabbing for some marshmallows right this second. This would be a good way to use up those that have dried up in the package. And, say there, tolks, it works... Heloise » Dear Heloise: I have gotten pretty tired of looking at the dull paper covers on my school books. I took one of those brightly colored shopping bags, cut it open so it would lie flat, then made a nice, colorful book cover. They may not make you study more, but the uooks sure look a lot better! Student "Excuse please! On which floor is 'Bribes and Kickbacks?'" Theme selected tor vision week BOUSE - "Great Things in Sight" has been selected as the theme of the 1976 observance of Save Your Vision Week, March 7-13, the Idaho Oplometric Association announced recently. Proclaimed nationally by President Gerald Ford, and for Ihe slate of Idaho by Gov. Cecil D. Andrus, the week-long event is designed to draw Ihe nation's attention to the important role good vision plays in every American's life and to remind everyone lo take regular care of his vision. " 'Great Things in Sight' was selected as this year's Ilieme because it relates closely to the U.S. Bicentennial celebration," Dr. Rodney Heater, Payette, president of the IOA said. "We can look back to the great U.S. accomplishments in visual science and vision care delivery which have contributed to the finest vision care services available anywhere in the world today. We can look forward to (he great things (hat lie ahead in the vision care field. And we can look at vision care in the U.S. today, with a determination to retain its virtues and overcome its failings." From colonial days, when people picked the spectacles that best met their needs from a barrel in the general store, U.S. vision care has become an integral part of health care. Today's lens prescriptions exactly meet each wearer's needs but lenses are far from Ihe only form of treatment used, Dr. Heater said. Optical aids for the par- lially-sighted and vision therapy for those with perceptual problems are other forms of t r e a t m e n t o p t o m e t r i s l s regularly use. Current oplometric research holds promise for sophisticated computerized diagnostic examinations more thorough than those available today, as well as exciting new methods of optometric treatment of vision conditions. Sex/sm linked to math myth VA'V- Y S I f. ff » ?; '- BOSTON (UP!) - Scientists 'are beginning to challenge the long standing idea lhat men are belter in math than women. ', Only one oul of every 10 r/iathematicians in Ihe United States is a woman, less than one af every 50 math professors at major colleges is a woman, and (ar fewer girls than boys study advanced mathematics in high school. '. Does this mean men are naturally belter in math? « "There are indeed many feasons to doubt the validity of the belief that males are superior lu females in mathematical a b i l i t y , " said Dr. Elizabeth Fennema, of the University of Wisconsin, at a recent American Association for ifie Advancement of Science symposium on the subject. "Dr. John Ernest, professor of mathematics at the University of California at Santa Barbara, said it appea.-s thai an "underlying sexist prejudice" in large part is responsible for the sex differences in math. ^"Deeply ingrained altitudes and stereotypes concerning females and m a t h e m a t i c s . vvTn'ch are grossly erroneous. are a major causative factor of the observed sex differences." he said. Pne stereotype is that women Activity while women are more social, people-oriented. Others have said lhat math involves highly abstract thinking wiilie women have different intellectual abilities. Dr. Kennema said parents oflen think math is more important and appropriate for boys lhan for girls and let their children know how they feel. She said teachers also treat boys and girls differently in malh classes. Dr. Luchins agreed, saying 'hat a sludy she has conducted showed that ii high school, girls ·flen were, warned that boys do lot like or are afraid of smart rfirls. "especially math whizzes." She said in college, teachers and advisors of women often questioned Iheir competence or commitment to mathematics. "Discouragement is vicious," she said. "Who knows how many talented but sensitive people arc lost to mathematics because of H?" Dr. Carolyn MacDonald. assistant professor of physical science at Ihe University of Missouri, said an experiment at Ihe Kansas City inslilution has shown that it is possible lo sel up an encouraging e n v i r o n m e n t where women students can succeed in malh. And Ernesl said a study of ? ^ fl ·i1fC\^3t'v."-;-j -«--'»ft!feSEsi?5is k (JO. OVER 250 ROLLS AND PART ROLLS! f, · ,- VK- »· ·-· · long and h a r o r 8 kloa ; hs v TM d Liq . Ttl| s is the Treasure Va uidation Prices rom a »°». h e W ° r l d - He ""Pped of exceptional seJection of 1 n °w it's being sold SAVINGS UP TO 50 % TRUCK LOADS Ever/ Style Color and Price National Brands mh p v unv. u.*.. w v . j f. .~ .....i» ..u*»*.n SILIU iji IJUQI ailLU i\ MUUY 01 mathematicians are less femi- school children in grades 2 to 12 nine than women in other fields, showed no significant se.x d i f - Ehiest said many studies have ferenccs as far as liking math pfoved thai idea w r o n g , ivas concerned. Nevertheless, he said, "This "The scienlific community in preposterous claim has un- general, and Ihe mathematical f o r t u n a t e l y i n f l u e n c e d m a n y and educational professionals in young women when considering particular, must accept the Iheir career options." r e s p o n s i b i l i t y for uncovering ,'A second slereotype is Ibal ami eliminating sexism wherev- wpmen are so poor at figures er il m i g h t appear." Ernest they can'l even balance a check- said. book," Ernest said, calling lhal -Sexism and imellecial sa- nqnsense. dj s m must he rooled oul of our Dr. Edith II. f.uchins, profes- classrooms. He must nol let a sor of math at Rensselaer few sarcastic teachers inflale Polytechnic Institute, said some their egos ,11 the expense of have suggested lhat m a t h e m a t - permanently m a i m i n g our chil- ics is essentially a solitary drcn's n a t u r a l curiosity." Tree rings help trace pollutants NYLON CARPET For kitchen, family rooms, rumpus rooms, elc. STARTING AT "For Monday thru Friday 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. Saturday 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. II you're in need of any Carpeting Now is the Time to BUY/ Shop carpet, Blackcr's where the price war w i t h o u t losing service - imd that's been true for 2f years! m *?.«( MULTI-COLOR NYLON TWEED - YOU COULD EXPECT TO PAY AT LEAST'S 9 8 /Kitchen Prints Good Selection Good Quality Nylon FROM Rubber Backed HIGH-LOW CARPET i l i GT** U N I V E R S I T Y P A R K . P a . l U P I ) - A scientist at Penn Stale University says lhal tree rings may constitute a pollution almanac, as well as a r a i n f a l l almanac, a year-by-year record of local precipitalion "Trees u n d o u b t e d l y lake Irace elements - pollutants among them -right oul of their immediate environment." says Dr. K. K. S. Pillay. "Now we can (ell how much they lake each year and. oflen. where these pollutants originate." Ati expert on neutron activation analysis, Pillay used that technique to collect dala on some 30 elements - including mercury, zinc, silver and iron -in oak, cherry and locust frees. Pillay. who is an assistant professor of n u c l e a r engineering, reported his findings al a conference sponsored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the American Nuclear Society, of which he is a member. In 1972, he look slabs from felled trees on the Perm State campus, irradiated samples in Ihe university's research reactor and established the amounts of trace elements contained in oacb ring of each tree. He believes the year-by-year profile for some of them can be correlated with industrial ,ic- tivily. "Each tree w e sampled showed an increased uptake of mercury slarlini! in the lasus." he says. "This could be due to Ihe increased industrial use of mercury al that lime." Pillay says such correlations are speculative but could be made with greater confidence once t r e e - r i n g a n a l y s i s advances beyond the irial stage. "Most tree species nrc found wherever Irtes are found," he says. "l r smg neutron activation, we could f i n d out where puliiit.ints t r a v e l , how t h e y accumulale and which ones are retained by which trees. "This should enable us (o make unbiased determinations of which industrial processes arc dangerous to living things, and to lake corrective measures before any damage is done." Home security CHICAGO (UI'I i - Many new home security and horticultural products were introduced recently ,it the frith annual N a t i o n a l 11 o u s e w a r c s Exposition in Chicago. New items at the semiannual marketing show included an indoor vinyl water hose for plant lending, ft connects (o almost any indoor fauccl and travels 50 feel from ils walcr source. so. ID. CONTRACT CREDIT CARD Due to fhe nafure and prices of this sale, no carpet con be cuf or held unless the transaction is completed by one of fhe above 1 me/nods. ATTENTION! Motel Owners Apartment Owners Home Builders and Dealers Are Welcome Custom instollafion with the pad of your choice can be arranged a/ time of Purchase -- or you can bring your truck and arrange for installation later. Be Sure to Bring Your Room Measurements

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