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Helping a Pet Squirrel to Fly the Coop

November 14, 1985|HERB HAIN

Mrs. R. M. Enevoldsen of Woodland Hills has a problem with her baby--a baby squirrel that is rapidly outgrowing a borrowed hamster cage. She would like to find a cylindrical cage two feet in diameter and about seven or eight feet high, perhaps even higher; some specialty store, she is sure, must have one squirreled away. Can you help before Enevoldsen goes completely nuts, or will she--and her baby pet--have to keep running around in circles?

John Dubock of Pasadena, who has bunions, is trying to locate wide bedroom slippers and is more interested in comfort than in style. Can you put your best foot forward and help, or will life be a sole-searching tight squeeze for Dubock?

Mary George of Anaheim would like to locate a hummingbird feeder that is shaped like a flying saucer, has three feeding holes and is about six inches in diameter. Can you help keep things flying along in George's backyard, or will she be convinced that this humdinger of a problem is for the birds?

Marlene Bradley of Brentwood would like to find a store that stocks hardware for antique furniture, such as handles and knobs. Can you help her get a handle on such items, or will Bradley have to buy less s(nob)bish furniture in the future?

Reader-to-Reader Help Line: Maggie at (213) 371-2975 is looking for a Coty eye shadow in blue, green or gold that has to be applied with a wet brush; as far as she knows, the item is no longer manufactured. Please don't give Maggie the brush-off, and see to it that Maggie isn't all wet when it comes to makeup. . . . For a friend, Jeanne at (619) 728-7242 is trying to locate a Sunbeam Party Grill Model No. 870 ; please help so that the friend can beam again the next time she's the life of a party.

Note: The Reader-to-Reader Help Line is only for one-time items and for products that are no longer available in stores. And you must give us written permission to publish your telephone number, so that other readers may contact you directly.

For B.J. and the other readers who were looking to have old phonographs and stereos repaired, we have news that will be music to their ears--two additional sources. Helen Fucciolo of Burbank highly recommends Vic de Francisco at Burbank Electronics Systems, 1817 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank, (818) 842-8131; she says De Francisco did a great job on her 20-year-old Magnavox stereo console. And Neil Maken of Yesterday Once Again, P.O. Box 6773, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92615, (714) 963-2474, says his company does nothing but repair antique phonographs, including adjustments and restoration; they also carry spare and replacement parts.

For Harry Lincoln of Los Angeles, who was trying to fight arthritis with blackberry juice, the outlook is no longer so bleak. Mrs. Ohlberg of Glassell Park says Lucky Markets carry Daisy Fresh blackberry juice, a water-and-blackberry-concentrate mix; a quart is $1.59. And Zita Carno of Canoga Park and Stewart Wasserman of Van Nuys suggest some of the larger health food stores. Carno mentioned Mrs. Gooch's, Lindberg Nutrition and Nature Mart in Hollywood. Among Wasserman's sources in Los Angeles are Erewhon, 8001 Beverly Blvd.; Stewart's House of Nutrition, 3151 Wilshire Blvd.; Jurgensen's Grocery, 133 N. Larchmont Blvd., and the Great Earth outlets. Both readers say to first telephone the store.

Herb Hain cannot answer mail personally but will, space permitting, respond in this column to readers who have--or need--helpful information. Write (do not telephone) to You Can Help!, You section, the Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles 90053.

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