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g Smarter Business brief The MalakoH News, Thursday, Jan. 8, 1981--9 there's never been a shortage of vices to add onto your car, or to put ;o your gas tank or crankcase, that i ;in~ to give you better gas mileage. :~urprise! Some of them actually ~rk, under some conditions. A few en pay for themselves in gasoline rings. Among the most worthwhile "ad- rives" are the new improved-friction 0tor oils• On the average, they ira- ore gas mileage about five percent. were doing a few seconds ago rather than right now. tin rapidly changing traffic con- ditions, the meter may be of little use. It won't remind you very effectively not to zip in and out of traffic• tOn the l~igtiway, the meter will show you convincingly that 40 miles-per-hour uses less gas than 55; but you already know that. The meter could make for some lively conversation on a family trip, and it can td that is equal to saving about six be a good driver-education tool. You nts a gallon on gas, or 80 cents to $1.00 can decide for yourself whether it is each fill-up. . _ _ worth the cost. there are two types oi improvea-tric- AUTOMATIC CRUISE CONTROL m oils now available at most service ttions: regular motor oils with ecial additives, and synthetic oils. Jey test about the same for increased lies-per-gallon, although the range of ;ults in different tests is very wide. Both co~t more than the regular oils, fl the synthetics cost about twice as ~ch as the other improved oils. Syn- Rics, however, are advertised for m-frequent oil changes (as much as ~)00 miles between changes). If your car is still under warranty, eck first with your dealer before ~osing a synthetic and the less- Jquent change interval. ~aboratory and road tests of the two of oils give results ranging from |all losses in fuel economy to im- ovements of nine percent. It is ~sonable to expect an average im- Dvement of about five percent, in tnbined city and highway driving, for Io your own figuring to when you start to climb and to reac- termine whether you're likely to save tivate it at the top of the hill. mey as well as gasoline• It depends Tests indicate that cruise control i how much you pay for the oil, and should improve gas mileage for the W often you have it changed,average driver by about five percent-or .~laying Our Tune one mile per gallon if you're already Tune-ups save gas. Right? getting 20 on trips. It is not used in city Right. are expensive. Right? In. re not likely to save enough loline to pay for a full tune-up; but u need occasional tune-ups to keep ~" car running well, and increased ! mileage is an added benefit. many cases, a less-expensive tune-up will yield significant means cleaning and the points and ad- evaluation for the Department of ~nsportation concluded that it is mOnable to expect a three percent ~rage improvement right after a iV-up. The year-long improvement Uld be about one-and-one half per- nt, because the tuned condition ldually deteriorates• }'his n~eans that the average driver, io spends $1,000 a year on gas, should Ve about $15 from an annual tune-up. ~f you're willing to invest some ~rs in hardware, there are a num- r of gauges and gadgets on the |rket that can help you help help n Kite,~"Self to save gas. Tests show that s, Steve~ average driver is unlikely to save Marion,~t~..h to pay for some of the gadgets. McGee,Ct if re • you a above-average in your Waynelern~ination to increase those miles- r-gallon, the gauges may pay for .'f fieldtn~Selves• This is especially true if ler and ~ can install the devices yourself. aur!ene ~rices vary so much that none will be ;trative~:l here• iCUUM GAUGES "'l try that ~ Vaanffold vacuum gauge with a am native ~, which can be mounted on or below d Hen- ; dash, measures the pressure in the e was a line intake manifold• It is a good in- , lailer ~tor of the amount of fuel being con- aed tnemed. Maintaining a high and s~.fidy ~tion as ~Uum pressure, as indicated on the of the age, can help you keep a light, steady former ~ on the accelerator when cruising. v gauge also indicates the benefits of ?arker. ~lerating versus braking. In tests, )ut was e ~e drivers have increased their ~ld that ka • • ge by 24 percent using the gauge reason ~ re ference. But some other drivers ~lly got worse mileage, perhaps aveht?~" watching,dw enl,ic_ the gauge instead of ny own 11 fairly typical test at Georgia )d." ehainvolving five vehicles, im- J%ments ranged from 8.5 to 13.6 per. it. [ You're strongly motivated to 1~= ~'e mileage, the guage can be a big ~S-PER--GALLON METERS ,~ther more-expensive gauge that's ' ~ use is the miles-per-gallon meter. ~, sym-~V~yo-u-c0nfi-nuous reading of the nent to ~,t~'per-gallon being obtained by your ~erhood~,MPg meters that add up the nity for ~ane you ~e on each trip can ~eially useful for figuring out the ..... s ~! routes, time of day to travel, and er' who I~ Of short trips. ~litical, °~ever, there are some limitations ~cks by ~ny current models. ster he~~ere's usually a short delay in the nce' to ~¢~--r's calculations. You see what you all. He,~ • r~ze for |llSl n • e egleeted quality i ms. ~t programs neglect music for Atlan- ,~ial audiences• Arts and crafts are 'ehouse~lly the vehicle for individual ex. ~a.nceo~llion, points out Dorthy Taylor, a mmary ~ ~y life education specialist. ~as or-~ever, music has two elements 953, he It ~_ Illake it particularly adaptable to )ecame F ial audiences - it is a sensory ez- Baptist [lence with tangible outcomes, and it ~ily involves some type of physical ze Bap- ~)lty, she notes. Baptist ~, Taylor is on the home economics )ort for ~! Of the Texas Agricultural Exten- n ~ervice, The Texas A&M Univor- V Ystem. a in the •. nedical ! [ storage as when freshly baked, natient ~tter. In fact, butter cookies taste " ;~t when they are stored, because '~tter flavor is allowed to develop. A good way to avoid wasteful, uneven speeds when on the highway is to use cruise control. This device, purchased as original equipment or added on, holds your car to any speed you select when on the highway. It is deactivated st a touch of the brake. You can override it with the accelerator to drive faster, and on many models it returns to the pre-set speed when you remove your foot from the pedal. The gas-saving advantage of cruise control is that it prevents unintentional speeding and variations in speed. You can set it at a steady 55, stop worrying about the highway patrol, and know that you probably are saving gas as well. One disadvantage is that cruise con- trel will maintain constant speed even up hills. For the greatest gas economy, you should strive for a constant ac- celerator pressure-when climbing• It is very simple to disengage cruise control driving. 'This is the final article in the seriu on driving smar- tvr. Many M the techniqm~ ~ here are in- duded in a free pamphlet, "How to Save Gasoline and Money," avallable from Energy, P.O. Box ~I, Oak Ridge, TN 37830. A Imlf-lumr drlvm'-educaUon movie, "Punning on Empty," is available on free loan from the same addr~s.) $36,470 has been paid in the last fur season alone for furs in Henderson County by D & W Fur Company, Inc. of Hallettsville, according to junior par- tner, John F. Shadd~ ......... Mr. Shaddix has been informed by New York that this fur season will be difficult due to the drought, high in- terest rates and large amount of unsold furs on cold storage belonging to fur companies. Each Tuesday Mr. Shaddix arrives in Malakoff with a refrigerated truck and negociates the purchase of furs at Dairy Queen. Number 1 Coons are $25, number 1 Ringtails are $12 (as of 12/18/80). The long hair furs such as coyote, red and grey fox are not in demand. The ringtails, muskrat, etc. are in fashion and their market should be strong• Prices subject to change• Farmers and ranchers, as a whole, have legitimate complaints, which run into tens of thousand of dollars in damage to crops and livestock caused by uncontrolled varmits such as bob- cats, coyotes and coons. Some humanitarian groups have voted to try to stov all trapping, dog hunting, and fur taking. These groups do alot of good in certain areas by protecting birds, insects, fish, forest, etc. But in the area of conservation per- taining to the fur industry they have mistaken notions. Fur buyers and fur takers in Mr. Shaddix opinion and (thousand others) are more familiarized, better educated by ex- perience, and alot more concerned with the conservation of fur bearing animals than most conservationists have ever realized. As a member of Fur Takers of America, Missouri Trappers, etc. Mr. Shaddix is actively engaged in efforts to reduce waste of fur bearing animals through the use of traps which damage the pelt, such as the coniberar trap. "leg hold traps of the newer models are by far the most successful and humane way of collecting game. They are more easily placed in areas where crops are badly damaged by varmits than live cage traps and others," he stated. Fur takiPg starts December 1 till January 31st, and is not profitable to hunters and buyers, unless furs are taken from over-populated areas. Fur taker have until the 5th of February to sell their furs taken during December and Janmlry. A Resident Trapper's license may be purchased for $5 and Nonresident Trapper's license will cost $200, and the respective license shall entitle the holder to sell only his own catch of pelts of fur-bearing animals of this state. The license must remain in the fur taker's possession at all times while conducting fur taking or selling business. Mr. Shaddix is proud to state that D & W Fur Company, Inc. has been recognized this year, 1980, as the largest fur company in the Southern USA by eighteen states. Over 28 million dollars was spent last fur season by this company in eighteen states. Mr. Shaddix personally covers one-third of the Texas territory using the company's motto: "Quality in furs will bring quality prices." This com- pany has revolutionized and pioneered the fur industry in just eleven years by using the most modern methods of buying and processing furs ever discovered. Their company was the fir- Rin p.m. @ @ First Savings now has checking accounts. You can have a checking account and savings account in one place where all your money earns top interest. st to use the ruler as a guide line for buying furs. It is the fairest way for a person selling one or one hundred coons. D & W Fur Company, Inc. has pur- chased over 60% of all known live rat- tlesnakes sold in Texas and five other states spending nearly $250,000, This is an extra income they offer all year long. Mr. Shaddix encourages everyone taking part in the fur season to uphold the game laws, also be humane and conservationist minded in partaking of furs and rattlesnakes. Substitute for yeast Your checking account at First Savings pays 5]A% interest compounded daily for a 5.39% annual yield. There is no minimum balance required to earn interest on our accounts; every penny earns. First Savings has always offered savings accounts with the highest possible interest and now we pay top interest on checking. To substitute fresh yeast for active dry yeast in a recipe, use one yeast cake for each envelope of dry yeast. Do not sweeten the lukewarm water -- just crumble yeast cake into the specific amount of water and let stand 10 minutes, advises Rose Tindall Postel, a foods and nutrition specialist. Dr. Postel is on the home economics staff of the Texas Agricultural Exten- sion Service, The Texas A&M Univer- sity System. At First Savings, you have your choice of checking accounts. One account is free of service charges when you maintain a $500 minimum checking balance or $1,000 minimum in passbook savings or if you are 60 years of age or older. If your balance falls below the minimums, a $7.50 fee is charged to your account that month. company in HALLETrSVlLLE, TEXAS 77964 If you don't wish to maintain a certain balance in your checking account, two other accounts are available for a nominal monthly fee. When you check with First Savings, your check- ing business is welcome at all six of our offices throughout East Texas. Make deposits or with- drawals easily because wherever you live or work, there's a First Savings office nearby. Now that First Savings has savings, loans, six locations and free checking plus interest... @ The First Savings Spirit Means More. 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