To get her husband out of her hair (and perhaps out of the house), Mrs. Foote of Woodland Hills wants to know if there is a Studebaker car club in the Los Angeles area. Can you remove the club that's over her head, or will we have to brake the bad news to her that she'll just have to keep on clutching at straws?
For a sister who lives in a cold climate and has arthritis, Mary Madsen of Lake Havasu would like to find some dressy ladies' mittens (gloves won't do). Can you make sure that Madsen gets her hands on a source, or will her sister have to cool it a while longer?
Sue Oxley of La Jolla is looking for a place that will test a sample of old tile to see whether it contains asbestos. Can you help Oxley test her lung power, or will she just have to try and get along as best as she can?
Sharon Seims of La Canada wants to find an old-time potato ricer , which, when you push down the handle, turns boiled potatoes into a light, fluffy, rice-like delicacy. Can you spud a source for her, or will Seims be flying off the handle just because things didn't mesh?
Reader-to-Reader Help Line: Mary at (619) 299-5558 is looking for an out-of-print paperback called "101 Microwave Secrets," by Barbara Mitven, published in 1982 by Cy DeCosse. Please make this an open-and-shut case, and don't keep the book a secret from Mary. . . . Wilma at (818) 363-9690 would like to find a JBL L59 Festival loudspeaker , which is no longer being manufactured. To create a festive mood in Wilma's home, let your actions speak louder than words. . . . For a friend who has difficulty swallowing pills, Fred at (714) 925-8283 is on the lookout for Suplical-D, a calcium supplement that was discontinued last year; it comes in easy-to-chew wafers. Please swallow hard and come up with a supply, if only to give Fred's friend something to chew on.
Note: The Reader-to-Reader Help Line is only for one-time items or for products no longer available in stores. And you must give us written permission to publish your telephone number, so that others may contact you directly.
For Lucille Binder, who wanted something to keep moths off dolls and stuffed animals, we have help. Tony Lechtman says a mothproofer spray is available from the Fuller Brush Co.
The heat is off for Marie Platt of Glendale, who was looking for thermal-type tumblers without advertising messages. Mrs. R. Charlton of Sierra Madre says Colonial Gardens Kitchen, 101 Kindig Lane, Hanover, Pa. 17333, has these tumblers in various sizes. And Mariellen Bass of Cathedral City says Tervis Tumbler Co., 928 S. Tamiani Trail, Osprey, Fla., telephone (813) 966-2114, will certainly give her request a tumble.
Hain cannot answer mail personally but will, space permitting, respond in this column to readers who need--or have--helpful information. Write (do not telephone) to You Can Help!, You section, the Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles 90053.