Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 3, 1975 · Page 10
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April 3, 1975

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 10

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(uiifci Im, Heloise Dear Heloise: May I offer something that I'm sure will help many others as it has me? The manufacturer of a household glue, which is sold in a tube, added to the general instructions: "to prevent cap from slicking, add a drop of oil to the threads of the cap and tube." Heloise, this Worked so well, .1 use it all the time now on any bottle, jar or tube of "sticky stuff." When the contents are glue, paint or some other inedible, I use regular, light machine oil. However, when doing a pancake syrup hot- tie, cough medicine or anything else that will be taken internally, I use a drop of cooking oil. Try it — it works! "Sassy" You're a smart cookie to think of that. Why hasn't someone thought about that before? Heloise • * * Dear Heloise: How to remove wax from a rug? Simple! Take a spoon and scrape off as much as possible. Then grab that box of facial tissues or white paper napkins. Lay 3 or 4 thicknesses on top of the spilled wax, using your iron set on synthetic or medium — and just iron away. As soon as the grease appeal's on your paper, remove immediately so that you won't iron it back into your rug. Replace with fresh tissues. Repeat process until napkins no longer absorb any grease. A safe dry-cleaning fluid might be effective. In some cases, it should be used sparingly to avoid damage to the latex backing, but it is doubtful that any will be needed if the above method is used. A Reader * * * Letter Of Love: Dear Heloise: I want to thank you for all your helpful hints all these past years. I \v«s so dumb when first married and how your hints and books helped me! I fooled my dear mother-in- law into thinking I was a whiz of a housewife. I couldn't have done it without you. J.M. * * * Dear Heloise: When I worked, it was difficult to prepare scal- Joped potatoes after I came home because of the time needed to prepare and bake. The night before I would peel potatoes, slice them one-eigtith inch (hick and drop in boiling water (just long enough to boil and then drain them) to prevent from turning dark. I would make the white sauce, combine with and place sliced potatoes in a baking dish and add other seasonings. In the morning, I would place the baking dish in the oven with the timer set so the potatoes would be baked by the time I arrived home from work. Edith Pieters * * * Write to Heloise in care of The Lubbock Avalanche- Journal, Box 491, Lubbock, Tex. 79408. Because of the tremendous volume of mail, Heloise is unable to answer all individual letters. She will, however, answer your questions in her column whenever possible. V-Sridat C61C6 MELODY WATTS ALBUQUERQUE. N .M. (Special) — Miss Melody Watts, who plane to marry Rick Williams on May 24, was honored wtth a surprise personal shower over the weekend in the home of Marcia Kidder. Special guests included mothers of the cquple, Mrs. Robert A, Watts Jr. of Lubbock and Mrs. Kyle D. Williams, and Mrs. Tom Wallace, grandmother of the future bridegroom. KATHY STENNETT Miss Kathy Stennetl, bride-elect of Dennis Thomas, was honored with a par- lait party and lingerie shower Saturday in the Hemphill - Wells Rondelay Room. Hostesses were Mrs. Bobbie Mimms, Mrs. Pam Brewer and Mrs. Lynda Marshall. Special guests included the mothers of the couple, Mrs. Arlen Stennett and Mr», Johnnie Thomas, end Mrs. E.E. Harkey, grandmother of the future bridegroom. VICKI LYNN BRADLEY A miscellaneous shower wild honor Miss Vleki Lynn Bradley at 7:30 p.m. today in the home of Mrs, Steve Rels at 2922 68th St. Miss Bradley is the bride-elect of Gordon Watkins of Irving. . Mrs. Gene Knight and Mrs. Tom Arnett are cohos- tesses. Mrs. Jim Bradley and Mrs. Raymond Watkins of Irving, mothers of the engaged couple, will be special guests. Miss Bradley and Watkins plan to marry June 28 in the Monterey Church'' of' Christ. •'•' JO ANNA JOHNS A bridal luncheon honored Miss Jo Anna Johns -at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday "in the Hemphill-Wells tearoom. Miss Johns and Larry N. Willis . plan to be 'married May 31 in San Antonio. Mrs. Sam Gates was ess for the luncheon. Special guests included the mothers of tine couple, Mrs. Lynn Willis of Marble Falls and Mrs. R.L. Johns and Miss Judy Wingard. of Dallas who will be Mis« Johns maid of honor. Lubbock'* Meit Comptet* Lamp Specialty Shop . , Unusual Selections of Miniature Lamps STITCHI3RY EXPERT - Helen Rumpel, a Santa Fe artist, will speak on "A Stitch in Time Creates Nine" iJ% noon Tuesday for the spring luncheon of the West Texas Museum Association Women's Council at The Museum at Texas Tech University. Her stitchery exhibit will be on display at The Museum Tuesday through May 4 and she will conduct stitch- cry workshop Wednesday-Saturday. The deadline for luncheon reservations is noon Friday. The number to call for reservations and for workshop information is 742-5151. Spanish Test Scheduled The National Spanish Exams will be given to area Spanish students at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Foreign Language and Math Bldg. at Texas Tech University. The Llano Estacado Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese will meet at 2 p.m. in the FL&M Bldg. THOSE GKEAT DANES Danes spend more money buying flowers for their wives or cjivl friends than do any other mfen in Europe -- to the tune of $30 a year. SEWER-ROOTER SERVICE We iotcsfy where others foil "IADY | CALL BRADY" V Air conditioning, Wumbing & Heating Repairs BRADY PLUMBING, HEATING, COOLING 744-7303 j n 4403 AVf. H STEP AHEAD INTO SANDALS,,.ALL LEATHER IN WHITE OR CAMELt ASK FOR 592LL,f.AT JUST 22.00. la iiiiNlc South Plains Mall SPRING LUNCHEON — A nostalgia variety show will be the program Saturday for the annual spring lunrfieon of the University Women of Texas Tech University. The event is set for noon in the University' Center Ballroom. Planning the details are, left to right, Mrs. John Miller and Mrs. Dale Court- ney, cochairmen of the luncheon, and Mrs. Tom Dock, Mrs. Mike Bobo and Mrs. Jerry Matthews, committee chairmen for the event. The program will feature a mealy of songs from the 1930's, '40s and '50's by the Atkins Madrigal Singers and dance routines by Tech students. (Staf Photo) SPOTLIGHT ON... PAGE 2-B. LUBBOCK, TEXAS THURS., APRIL, a, 1975 'Home Office' Deduction Denied By MICHAEL J. CONLON WASHINGTON (UPI) — A recent court ruling may have ended a tax break enjoyed by some professionals —the practice of charging off "home office" expenses on income tax returns. The case, ironically, involved a lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service who deducted §100 of his 52,100 yearly apartment rent tie- cause, he said, he worked there occasionally in his off-time. At first, according to the Research Group In^ which reports on such mat- tors for the legal profession, the IRS disallowed the claim, only to be reversed by the U:S. Tax Court. Prospective Graduate Honored Miss Susan Hancock of 3709 68th St. will be honored at 4 p.m. today with a desert party in the home of Mrs. Howard D. Smith of 4509 13th St. Miss Elizabeth Smith also was a hostess. Miss Hancock is a candidate for May graduation from Monterey High school. Special guests included her mother, Mrs. Kenneth Hancock. Tlie court found that the 'lawyer's apartment .expenses were related to his business. But on Jan. 20 of this year, according to the group, ah appeals court said the cost of incidental business carried on somewhere other than a person's main place of business is not deductible so far as rent goes. The court also ruled that Mrs. Kleinniaii Feted Mrs. Harry Kleinman was honored at a layette shower Monday in the iiome of Miss Rosemary Palton of 1U03 70Ui St. Miss Mjckie Jennings was cohostess. Mrs. J.C. Hodges, mother of the honoree, attended as special guest. the lawyer's regular office always was available to him at the times he worked at home and that reading and otherwise working at home was simply a part of his job. The lawyer involved has decided not to appeal, so the precedent may be' established. 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