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 - rrr 1 I s uu Action Line solves problems, gets...
rrr 1 I s uu Action Line solves problems, gets answers, cuts red tape, standi up for your rights. Write Action Line, Box 881, Detroit, Mich. 48231. Or dial 222-6464 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A company near my home hired an exterminator to kill the pigeons. They're using some kind of poison that doesn't kill them. It stuns them so they can't fly. The poor things flop around in the street until a car hits them or a cat attacks. It's just terrible. Can you make them stop? F. K., Detroit. Company called off its exterminators after a little unfriendly persuasion from the Anti-Cruelty Society. Pigeons' corn was coated with chemical called avatrol that makes birds' nervous systems go haywire. State Department of Natural Resources licenses exterminators to work havoc on birds. Federal wildlife supervisor doesn't mind either. His theory is that when flock sees a few sick birds, they'll get the message and leave the neighborhood. Feds are testing avatrol now, may rule out its use. People who'd like to see it outlawed can write Pesticide Control Office, Environmental Protection Agency, 1750 K. St. S.W., Washington D.C. 20460. that bushy tails cover their noses. My neighbor heated her house last winter with her electric cooking stove because her gas furnace is broken down. She hasn't had lights since spring because ADC refuses to pay her electric bill. Her caseworker says ADC won't pay for an all electric home, and she can have her electricity again only if she fixes the furnace and converts her water heater to gas. Just how is she supposed to pay for that? S. C, Detroit. She and her kids have heat and lights. Good guys from Precision Construction Company inspected her house, found rusty gas furnace ready for the dump. They figured out replacement cost estimate that Wayne County Social Services apprqved. Department will pay for new wall furnace and gas water heater. When Precision workers were at her home, they noticed her porch rails and eaves troughs were shot too, offered to donate the necessary repairs. I bought a washer from Sherman Furniture Inc. in Highland Park. When it came, I found the fixtures wouldn't fit my faucets, so I asked the store to exchange it for another brand. Two weeks later the store delivered a washer I didn't order with a defective pump. They won't pick it up or refund the $100 I've paid. Can you get my money back? B. K., Highland Park Store delivery man arrived yesterday to hand you one hundred bucks and haul defective washer away. Store owner Morrie Sherman claims you scratched it up, but admitted you weren't the one who wanted it in your house, said he'd decided not to "press the issue." I'm a retired teacher trying to help two former students who have each lost an arm. My nephew had the same handicap, and I got him a gadget that was a combined knife and fork that made eating easier. I'd like to get more of them, but the company's not making them any more. Can you find a couple of them for me? F.B., Ypsilanti. Lee E. Olsen Knife Co. in Howard City is making two of the Special utensils just for you. Since you're doing a favor for your old students, owner Lee Olsen will pick up the tab. Five inch utensil has a knife edge on one side, fork at the end to make one-handed eating easier. Others can special order the knife-fork for $5.95 from Lee E. Olsen Knife Co., Howard City 49329. Two weeks ago our 65-pound Alaskan Malamute Na Nook tangled with a skunk. You know the rest. Help! L. S. Taylor. You can invite Na Nook back in the house after a scrub-down with a half-and-half mixture of lemon juice and tomato juice. Detroit Zoo Curator of Mammals says method's guaranteed. Rub it into her thick fur, then shampoo her a couple more times with soap and water. Curator says same will work for you if you get skunky yourself during the juice bath. Na Nook has a built in defense mechanism against smelly playmates like skunks. Malamutes' tails curl up over their backs while they're up, but when they sleep, Alaskan dogs curl up so

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 05 Nov 1971, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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