Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 6, 1975 · Page 28
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 28

Lubbock, Texas
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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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6-E—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Sunday Morning, April 6, 1975 Housework Said Factor In Home Buy T\ f\ n f\ (VI 1 * •-« IVtrvAAB.n '",'.' ^" By DOROTHEA BROOKS NEW YORK (UP1) Housework. It's something that comes with every house. And it's not to be taken lightly —unless you're among the lucky few who will move in complete with housekeeper and cleaning staff. Despite the recent industry emphasis on "easy maintenance" building and decorating materials, all too seldom does the question of housework figure in the decision of whether or not to buy a house. When it does, you can almost bet the couple involved has lived in a horror or two that required heroic efforts to keep presentable. A three room city apartment, even allowing for the Inevitable city soot and cockroach hazard, is no preparation for a wonderful "big old house" with oodles of nooks and crannies, miles of woodwork, great high ceilings, wonderful tall windows to be washed and curtained, four or five fireplaces, GOURMET COOKING - Explorer Unit Post 426 will take up gourmet cooking during a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Flame Room of the First National-Pioneer Building. Above, two employes of Pioneer Natural Gas Co. teach two of the Explorer Scouts all about fondue cooking. From left, the cooks are Loydene Davis, home service director; Nan Poe, home service advisor; Carol Snyder and Diane Snyder. Mr. and Mrs. John Wolf are advisors for the unit. (Staff Photo) lots of room but little organic* ed storage space, two flights of stairs, a basement, an attic, etc., etc. Even a small, cozy old • house has its housekeeping hazards. Perhaps dozens of those attractive smail-paned windows to clean. No city soot, but a lifetime accumulation of fine white coal ash in the walls to sift over every surface. The original wide floor boards are most attractive, and require loving care to stay that way. Even the new house has its pitfalls when it comes to housework. Great expanses of glass look wonderful —if clean. The open kitchen brings the cook —and her clutter perhaps —right out for all to see. The sprawling ranch house does away with climbing stairs, it's true, but offers miles of walking instead. The old house has its cluttered back porch or hail that never can be kept neat, the front porch that has to be swept. The back entry in the new house brings the kids and their dirt right into the kitchen; the front entry lets guests and their wet umbrellas right into the living room. The wonderful old house may have acres of lawn and dozens of flower beds. Beautiful, but more housework. The new house comes complete with swimming pool. That, too, is housework. The answer, of course, is to be sure just what you are willing to undertake in the way of maintaining a house before you buy it. The beauty of complicated flower beds that friends ooh and ah over will never make up for the work involved if you don't love gar- Dials Repeat Promises • eouoorft TRANSMISSION SERVICE SPECIAL 4.95 + PARTS & FLUID WITH THIS COUPON / 1 AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE SPECIAL 7.50 + LABOR AND PARTS WITH THIS COUPON 16104th \ 762-5233 The Mount Olive Baptist Church was the setting at 7:30 p.m. Friday of the wedding of Sandra Suzanne Walker and Charles Steven Dial. The Rev. Joseph 'Caudle, pastor, officiated in the double ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walker of 912 E. Rice and Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Dial of 1105 E. Newcomb. Mrs. John M. Benard of Downers Grove, III., acted as her sister's matron of honor and Joseph Dial acted as his brother's best man. Both were graduated from Estacado High School. Dial is employed by a local cafeteria. The couple plans to reside in Lubbock. dening. If you do, it won't be work. Your delight In settling down before a flowing fireplace may be worth the effort of the extra cleaning. You might rather have the time to sit around a fire on a weekend camping trip, Be honest with yourself. Don't judge by anyone's standards but your own. And it's wise, too, to have some agreement on how the housework will be shared in the family. Things are looking up on that front. The stereotype roles of. "housewife" and "breadwinner" are fading. Signs that couples —young and old —are breaking away from traditional male-female roles were revealed in interviews and a survey conducted by the Eureka Home Care Institute in Bloomington, 111. A mail survey of families across the country showed 57 per cent of the men use a vacuum cleaner regularly to help their wives with household chores —a sharp increase from the 38 per cent who answered similarly in a 1970 survey. In depth interviews, in which a Eureka representative talked with both husband and wife, revealed that couples who share financial responsibilities share domestic responsibilities. During 30 man on the street interviews in a large metropolitan area, 26 men stated they considered .housekeeping part of their responsibility. "It's absolutely natural. It's just. It would be unnatural for me to expect my wife to do all the housework," said Lee Oliver, assistant manager and teaching pro at a suburban Chicago tennis club. For couples who begin marriage with both partners working —about 55 per cent — sharing housework is a natural part of their lifestyle. However, men who experience years of marriage as "sole breadwinner" often find it difficult to adjust to a working, wife. "My husband gave me one week to quit my job," said Edith Eariy of Denver, Colo., who went to work after 12 years of marriage. Seven years later, she and husband ' Frank agree her personal sense of fulfillment through work and their partnership in home care has made their relationship a happier, stronger one. If -that's the situation in your family, be doubly sure you choose a house with an eye to the housework involved. MRS. STEVEN DIAL i =^&Tsffi Dticrcton C3z£'S& 5302 Avenue « 'S'V.Tt DIAA ID LJ Jf S ^ A K^fefiO- 71 ^•^t&s Suburban jjg^y^ -1903 - 50lh \ € N ID TIER L MMMMma BBS BBL^^MM It's time again for Payne's Jewelers annual April "Diamond Duster" Sale. Through the cooperation of our New again obtained a large selection of York diamond suppliers, Payne's has :oose diamonds on memoranum from which you may choose. Payne's is offering these diamonds in the month of Apribt 20% off the regular market value. All popular shapes of diamonds are included in this sale. Payne's Jewelers has only one sale a year and this is it. Below are but a few of the listings. SHAPE WEIGHT Peor 8-58 Round ^ 84 Round 2 - 76 Peor - 4 6 Pear -35 Mofquce -° 3 Morquil* i3 ^ Emerald Cut -8° Round l-<8 Round -98 Round 1-05 Round -95 Round - 5 ° Round - 50 Round - 33 Round - 30 Round - 26 Round 27 £P!ai MARKET VALUE SAIE PRICE $34,320 J27.456 . 12.445 9,956 8,500 6,800 795 636 400 320 1,040 832 405 324 1,360 1,088 4435 3548 995 796 2035 1628 6500 5200 270 216 1130 904 155 124 350 280 MS 92 235 168 JEii^Mn/19 DIAMONDS - GOLD - PRECIOUSJ3EMS MCMICH AMEdlCAN GIM SOOHY (/i^») ^disif " ~^&ir 2ASVVS ), <c$2feov ) X*K£^ %&£TJ® FASHION SALON LUNG ASSOCIATION ~ Officers of the American Lung Association for 1975-76 were installed at the recent annual meeting. They are, from left, Mrs. Grady Evans, second .vice president; Mrs. Ben Stribling, president-elect; James F. Moore, president, and Dr. James R. Crisp, first vice-president. Mrs. Clint Walker of Tahoka, right, is the out-going president. Clip 'n' Cook SWEET-AND-SOUR MEAT LOAF 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce V-j cup light brown sugar V* cup vinegar 1 tsp. prepared mustard 2 Ibs. ground lean beef Vt lb. ground pork 2 eggs slightly beaten '.2 cup minced onions \k cup fine, soft bread crumbs 1 tbsp. salt 14 tsp. pepper Mix together tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar and mustard. Mix together remaining ingredients and one cup of sauce mixture. Pack into 1%-quart casserole. Pour Vt cup of sauce over the top. (Remaining sauce may be heated and used when serving meat loaf). Bake one hour at 350 degrees. NUTBREAD 3 cups biscuit mix Vi cup sugar 1/3 cup sifted flour legg 1 cup milk l',i cups chopped nuls Grease 9 by 5 by 3-inch glass loaf dish. Mix all ingredients except nuts, beating vigorously by hand for \'z minute. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bake one hour at 350 degrees. n , e •featured m our col lection' of TOPS... 48-^ >2Q Chnke <g3U2.e. In grea colors , -from SWe^ * a, . ., 414 South Plains Ml Mae Dillard, mgr. i SUMMER SHEER This kind of flattery will get you everywhere! Black or brown polyester and cotton voile, lavished with white lace, sizes 4-.16 ........ 40.00 5217 50th (Wait of Slide) 795-8319 DOLLAR DAY SPECIALS Spring Merchandise Selected From Regular Stock 1 DRESSES SUITS, JACKET DRESSES PANT SUITS LONG DRESSES SKIRTS, BLOUSES PANTS, SWEATERS JACKETS, SHELLS JEWELRY, HOSIERY O' u SPORTSWEAR Famous Designer SKIRTS, BLOUSES JACKETS, PANTS SWEATERS, SHELLS o i /3 Oif No lay-Awa/s, Approvals or Refunds- nne 1409 University 1 i\

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