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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

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Tips On Shopping For Furniture; Selecting Peaches As Costs Continue Upward Spiral EDITOR'S .NOTE: Understanding furniture terms can help consumers identify furniture according lo Mrs. Mary Gilbert, county extension agent, home economics leader. She als» tips on preserving has some peaches, FURNITURE TERMS What you think you see not always what you get least when shopping for furniture. But there is good news. The new Federal Trade Commission guides for the household furniture industry will enable a consumer to better identify furniture. Because of changes in technology and materials, plastic can be made to look like wood, vinyl like leather, or many other combinations of making something look like something else. The new guides require more descriptive information be gi- ven on the use of materials to simulate other materials. Also, f (he furniture is constructed with veneer, this information must be stated on the label or tag. Unqualified names of coun- .ries, such as "Danish", cannot be used without the descriptive work "Style or design". However, the guide will permit "urniture labeling to use terms such as Chinese Chippendale, French Provencial or Mediterranean, because it is believec hat consumers, understand t h a t these terms are descriptive of style rather than origin. Another provision of the guide s that all advertisers should lave a reasonable basis for performance Dealers Express Resentment For Sales Pressure CAREFREE, Ariz. (AP) -The reported pushing by oil companies to have their dealers :hat are mentioned. Rather :han generalization, more facts in layman's language must be The new guides for the household furniture industry contained many other provisions to help consumers have fewe-t "blind" items. When shopping for furniture, it will still be the consumer's responsibility to ask questions and lo understand the provided on PRESERVATION more gasoline displeases federal government btit sell the there is little that can ho done to stop it, an administration energy official says. Roger Saul, assistant administrator-designate of the Federal Energy Administration, said Friday: "We're not happy about it and have let them (the oil companies) know it." The oil companies' campaign conflicts with the administration conservation added. program, · he Sant made the comments at a joint news conference with Secretary of Commerce Frederick Dent at the Arizona Symposium on Energy, Environment and Growth. On Thursday, an Associated Press spot check showed that mnst of the pressure for creased gasoline sales was coming in the West, with some in the Midwest and South. East Coast stations said thej sell all the gasoline they can get and were under no pressure to increase sales. Calling the problem "a short term situation." Sant said IIP could understand the oil com panics' wish to sell more gaso line, and the dealers' interest in selling more gasoline to protecl future allocations. Sant said he thought the allo cation system should be aban doned. By RICHARD J. MAI.OY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Inflation is ilaying havoc with the budgets of American families. charactersitics information label. PEACH Northwnt Arlcoiwo. T1MK, Sun., Jun« 30, 1974 · rAVETTIVILLI, »«K*N«Jk» 51 Inflation Playing Havock With Family Budget A new study by the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics disclosed the costs of maintaining a family of four people jumped at least 10 per cent between Hints From Heloise- When You Run Out Of Steam Hot Water Works Just Swell Are you looking forward to eating some good Arkansas peaches? Are you planning on storhyg some for enjoymenl next winter? Arkansas peaci' season is from June 15 to abou' August 15. There arc many ways of pre serving peaches. In addition to canned and fro/on peaches sweet pickles, marmalade, ant jam give a pleasing variety Peaches are also well adapted to drying. Select peaches that are fairlj firm or becoming slightly soft The skin color between the rec areas should be yellow or a least creamy. If you buy peaches that arc fully ripe, puj. them in the refrigerator at once. If they arc little under-ripe, keep them room temperature. Peaches that are a c t u a l l y , ·green will not ripen, satisractor-l ily after picking. If you buy a bushel of peaches, use the ripe ones for canning and free/.- ing and 'the firm-ripe or slightly under ripe for preserves and pickles. One medium peach or V4 cup of sliced peaches is considered one serving. If you can or freeze peaches, you can expect to got 18 to 24 quarts from a bushel. One bushel will make about seven pounds of dried fruit. If you want lo know how to can, freeze, or dry peaches or if you are looking for special ways to use peaches, call your county Extension office and ask for Leaflet 502, "Enjoy Arkansas Peaches". 3ear Heloise: I bought one of the original steam hmrseltcrs and it finally Save up and iwoutd no longer leat. But I decided to hang onto 'I and possibly use the rollers s I ever gave myself a' home permanent. However, when hurrying to ;et ready for work Ihis morning, I found that one side of he front of my hair was straight and all the rest turned up properly. I was frantic as I was almost out of time and wished I had my .steam roller. Then I wondered if it would work by using hot water from [he lap. 1 put two rollers under the hot water faucet and let the water pour over them while I finished dressing. Then shook the rollars off gently and rolled the two curls and left them up while It worked! I ate breakfast. Julia Switlick LETTER or LOVE Dear Heloise: I am B2 years old and am so happy, to read the hints your smart young friends send you. I have been using many of them for years, and it does my heart good to know the younger generations are thinking, hardworking neople. Mrs. J.A. Hammond, Sr Dear Heloise: My way to soften conkies is so easy. hard -1 ice. Always keep in with the cookies. Place cookies and a slice of fresh bread in a tight container i.ct stand for a few hours or '·ernight. When the bread dries "it good, replace with another the breac A Grandma Dear Heloise: Here is a good way to cu haliv's fiinrern.iils and loenails Just wail until he Is sound asleep. Most department store drug sEorcs. scissors. They rounded lips. snccml little have blunt lips instead of sharp A Big Fan Dear Heloise: Do you have lo put lipstick on everytime you turn around-especially in hot weather? Why not keep a small bottl of witch harrl handy and befor you ap lips wit lipstick, wipe you [. Allow a second o for it to evaporate. Put our lipstick on over it as usual nd you will find It last hours onger. Wanda Andrews )ear Heloise: When you buy one of those lastic containers shaped like lemon that contains recon- lituted lemon juice, they don't on tain much and are used up rery quickly. I bought a 32-ounce bottle of he reconstituted juice (it also omes in smaller-sized bottles) and found there was no trouble ,t all in taking off the top from he plastic container and filling t with juice from the bottle. Lemon Juice User )ear Heloise: With fresh apples so -ex pensive. I used sliced canned apples. For each can of apples add one-third cup frozen appli uicc straight from the can. ; scant half-cup sugar, two table spoons comslarch and butte: and cinnamon as usual. The juice gives your pie i ang like fresh apples. Velma Anderson 3ear Heloise: Thank you for the twin raising hints! Our twin boys arc beautiful, happy, healthy and whole. .1 was especially glad to sei the thing on blending your own )aby food. Our blender was pu o work on our home-grown home-canned, frozen fruits an vegetables. Meat also goe .hrough the blender. Our boy lave eaten the same foods a we have right from the star of "solid-food" eating. I prepare my babies' food i: he blender. Then I drop spoon 'ills on waxed paper on a cooki sheet or any flat dish and pu i( in the frec/nr until the dab are frozen. Then I store th dabs in covered freezer con tainers. Since they are small and fla' they thaw quickly, especially i those electric food-warmin baby dishes. If we want to go someplac on the spur of the moment, just put some dabs into bub food jars and they thaw by th lime we need them and we fee the boys right from the Kathleei le Jars. n Sinclai LADIES' · Dress models · Calendars · Automatics · Sports models · Matching brackets · Colored dials MEN'S · Day/dates · Calendars · Automatics · Water resistant · Colored dials · Sports models Gordons JEWELERS M FAYETTEVUU SHOP AT GORDON'S: Northwest Arkansas Ploza (4201 Highway 71 North) ·) Other Store* in Little Rock and »ine Bluff · Shop Go-don's Coast to Coast. Autumn of 1972 and the of a 38-year-old husband utumn of 1973. ployed fuU lime, nis I n f l a t i o n h a s continued mlly budget mped another i how. To maintain nabated since (hat time, and costs have x per cent as a moderate Undard of living required an nnual budget of $12,626 for a miily of four last fall, ac- ording to Oie Bureau of Labor atistics report. This repre- nted a jump of $1,180 in one ^ar. The budget for a family at lower standard of living was ut at $8,181 a boost of 10.8 *r cent in one year; while the udget for a family maintaining high standard of living was legged at $18,201, a one year cost of 9.9 per cent. TYPICAL BUDGET In drawing up these typical udgets, the BLS assumed the vpical family of four lived in n urban area, was composed working wife, a boy of 13 and a girl of 8. The couple had been married 15 years, and those at the moderate and higher standard of living had owned their own home for six years. For the family maintaining a moderate standard of living, food ate up 33 per cent of their budget, or $3,11)3 The same family spent another 30 per cent of their budget, or $2,908. on housing which included mortgage payments, utilities and home furnishings. Clothing cost the family $935, transportation $1,014, and medical care $664. The figures cited are for the so-called "consumption" section of the family budget. Additionally, the family trying to maintain moderate living standards had to shell out $2,254 in taxes, including income taxes a n d Social Security withholding. The 10 per cent year-to-year 1st in the typical family budget s the largest recorded by the 3LS since it began drawing up these budgets in 1967. AFL-CIO Economist Anne Draper estimates t h a t soaring nflation since last fall means that the budget for the family iving standard must hav» .10,364 in their annual family budget today, she estimates. The figures are national averages. The BLS said living costs are lower for families in smaller cities t h a n they are for those in metropolitan areas, and lower in the South than elsewhere in the nation. with a moderate standard of now stands at $13/119 living annually. Those with a higher TERMITES ? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Roaches, Ants, Spiders, etc. COMMERCIAL ft RESIDENTIAL We have · saving! program and Interest rate to meet your needs. 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FOLDING COT UTILITY CAN 2-GALJUG BIG COOLER 30 97 ^V°*n 84-qt. "igloo" . 2 trays, cutting board, gallon water jug. *·* Q88 ·" ^f 4 Dajt Aluminum with durable cover, adjustable head-rest. Polyethylene can has handy self storing spout. VA Gal. 1.87 Reg. 5.44 Enameled steel, fiberglass - insulated. Charge it Rig. 3S.88 Hwy. 71B, North at Rolling Hills Drive in FayetteviHe, Ark.

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