Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1972 · Page 19
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 19

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, September 13, 1972
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Mind your money Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 13, 19t2 B-f By Peter Weaver Consumer Writer Q— Could 'you please give me the names of any beers that do not have fluoridated water in them? — Mrs. D.M. Dayton, 'Ohio. A—Most beer, according, to William O'Shea, head of the Brewers' Association of America, comes from water that is treated by the nearest municipality. Most city water plants add fluoride to help prevent tooth decay. One Budweiser brewery gets its water from the Mississippi. A Schlitz brewery gets its water from Lake Michigan. Some breweries, because of their geographic location, can get tapped into pure, un- l r c a t c d water. Burger Brewing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, [or example, advertises that it uses "pure, artesian well water." The water probably has no fluoride in it. At least none is added. Coors brewery in Golden, Colo., on the other hand, uses local spring water which contains quantities of natural minerals, including fluoride's. Your best bet is to ask several local breweries where they get their water and what's in it. Fluoride, by the way, is supposed to be beneficial to all but a small fraction of the population. For an internal, body-chemical reason, fluoride stains some people's teeth. Also, it's not particularly helpful in preventing tooth decay in adults, just the young. Q — My husband, now retired, has been making hand-woven afghan shawls on a wooden frame. The colors are really lovely. How can we get tlKJse out on the market?—Mrs. C . M . D ., Worcester, Mass. A—Fix up a presentation with a half-dozen or so sample shawls. Figure your costs (materials, overhead, labor) and tack on a nice profit to give a prospective price. Then write out some background sheets giving such information as your husband's artistic background (maybe this family made shawls like these in the old country), type of materials you use and anything else that would help promote sales. Finally, take your presentation around to local stores to sec if they will place an order. Maybe, if they won't place on order, they might lake the shawls on consignment to see if customers will buy. For this they'd charge a commission on anything they sell. Q—My husband will retire in four years. Would it be wise to finish paying off our mortgage (which has six more years) before he retires, or continue as scheduled? — Mrs. H.L.A., Arlington, Va. A—A lot depends on how much annual income you now have an how much interest you're paying on the mortgage. The interest you pay is a tax deductible item. Figure how much you'll make on this in tax savings over the next six years. Your local Internal Revenue Office (found under U. S. Government in the phone book) can help you witJi this. You probably are paying low Interest rate that was fixed a good many years back. Leaving your money in savings or bonds, currently paying around 5 per cent or 6 per cent interest, instead of using it to pay off the mortage might give you a better net return. Q — I s there anything available that kills moths and silverfish other than moth- balls?—C.E.S., G1 e n d a 1 e, Calif. ' A—You can buy aerosol sprays for mothproofing clothing but they have a strong odor. Anything that will give lasting protection against moths and other fabric eaters will probably have an odor. Remember,, these bugs will eat the wool and cotton in synthetic blends. (Peter Weaver welcomes questions from readers for possible use in this column. Please send letters to him in care of this newspaper.) MAKE YOUR OWN.... ^ P > '''.if* * T 1 * X" 1 ,*-,/• ....iir i CHOICE OF ANY $39.97 SPORT COAT $30 CHOICE OF TWO $14.97 SLACKS $10 each SAVE $ 19.91 FOR 3 PIECE OUTFIT! SPORTCOATS Choose from a great selection eluding the new contrast stitched 100 'r: polyester double knit hi,i/ers Size range in regulars and l Now pick two to suit your taste anc your jacket . . . and you'll have a versatile 3-piece outfit. Hundreds ot slacks to choose from in all the newest styles, fabrics and colors. Si/es 3? 40 Venture • SI LOUIS. MISSOURI . . . South hingshiRhwiy 4 Christy Boule-aid • OVERLAND. MISSOURI . . . Hd»;<- *> Innerbelt (72Sj • KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI . . . Suuth Imdbngh & Big Bend • NORTH COUNT* . . Dunn Road (I 2/Oi at West Florissant t UIRVIEW HEIGHTS. ILLINOIS ...US Hi,;n»J> 50 «, III Hhwi 159 • ALTON. ILLINOIS . . . Beltlme Hilmd Jl store lor QUALITY Open Daily 9 30 AM-10.00 PM . . . Saturday 9.00 AM 10 00 PM Sundays in Faifiiew Hciehti and Alton Noon to t 00 P M bale price good through Sept. 16 Being well stocked is Venture's stock and trade! Be sure to take advantage of this sale.. .and drive away with a carload of savings and selections! WET & DRY PAPER TOWELETTES 22's 440 SCOTT TOWELS 3 89° STAY FREE MINI-PADS 30's 69* 100 COUNT PAPER PLATES 48* OVERNIGHT PAMPER 12s Save! 65* CONFIDENT 40's Save! O P • t *v^- '•• • ••• Sqft-weue ^- ^^ bvScbu''- -^ SOFT WEAVE TOILET TISSUE 3 89 15 VIVA JUMBO 140 CT NAPKINS 4 "<**• $1 °o PLAYTEX TAMPON 30's Save! VENTURE FACIAL TISSUE 100's 15" NEW FREEDOM 12's 39* 50 COUNT STYROCUPS 33" 500 CT. FILLER PAPER 300 CT. TYPING PAPER. .670 4 SUBJECT THEMEBOOK 590 SCRIBBLE PAD 450 RACING CAR THEMEBOOK 290 72 CT. DRAWING PAPER. 690 ENVELOPES .5 BOXts $1 50 LEGAL/100 LETTER Venture • ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI . . Suuth Km^shighway & Christy Boulevard • OVERLAND, MISSOURI . . Page & Innerbell (725) • KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI . . South Lindbergh & Big Bend • NORTH COUNTY . . . Dunn Ruad (I 270) it West Florissant <~MI"A..T» ~ —' * FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS . . US Highway 50 & III. Highway 159, » Kor. (o, QUALITY ...» stw. lor VALUE • ALTON, ILLINOIS . . . Beltlme at Washmgton Op«n Daily 9:30 AM 10 00 PM . . . Saturday 9 00 AM 10 00 HM Sundays in Faitvic* Heights and Alton Noon to 6 00 P M

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