May 1980

Stores Closing

Dundee MultisAlex Smith Stores Ltd are closing their 100 High Street, Lochee, branch tomorrow (Saturday). Mr Smith says bad planning split the Lochee shopping area and cut his trade by 75% Smiths' store has been in Lochee for 30 years. There are other branches in Commercial Street, Hilltown and Wellgate.

Dundee Zoo Man on "Krypton Factor"

The many Dundee school children who've come to know George Reid as their friendly "zoo man" can look forward to seeing him in a highly-popular TV show. For George (26) has been chosen as a contestant for the prestigious ITV programme, "The Krypton Factor".

It's impossible to "mug-up" on general knowledge or prepare for the tough puzzles which are put to "Krypton" hopefuls in the studio part of the programme. But George is very much in training for the physical part of the event, which features a neck-or-nothing race over an assault course.

The show involving George will be screened on July 7th at 7 pm.

Good Baking for 81 Years

Wallace "Land O' Cakes" Ltd
of pie and bridie fame
Stobswell Bakery, 78-84 Dura Street
Central sales shop at 8 Crichton Street

Nanny Required

Qualified nanny (under 30) required for 20 month old boy and baby to be born in July for British couple resident in Bermuda and Switzerland, good salary and interesting position. Box 4411, People's Journal.

Subtle Sweet

Sliced oranges, with a spot of whisky poured over them, make a quick and subtle sweet.

No Skin

To stop skin forming in a tin of paint, put foil over before securing lid firmly.

Tie Hazard

Blouses with big bow ties might be better banned from offices, for safety reasons.

One Dundee typist often gets hers shut in drawers. When a tie wrapped itself round the typewriter roller, she grumbled, "This blouse will strangle me one of these days".

And the ungallant reply from a male in the place? "Promises, promises".

Table-Tennis Topper

The title of top woman table-tennis player of Scotland's universities has been won by a Dundee girl.

Elizabeth Wood (23) of Denoon Terrace, took the ladies' singles at the championships, held at Herriot-Watt University, in Edinburgh.

She plays her club table tennis with The Hecklers, and she is also a member of Harris F.P. ladies' tennis team.

What's On - Cinema

ABC - Mad Max and "10"
Odeon - The Love Bug
Regal - Last Feelings
Victoria - The Champ

What's On - Television

BBC1 Saturday
5.15 pm   The Pink Panther Show
5.35 pm   News and Weather
5.45 pm   Scoreboard
5.50 pm   Rolf on Saturday OK?
6.20 pm   Saturday Night at the Movies - Robin and the Seven Hoods
8.20 pm   The Val Doonican Music Show
9.20 pm   Knots Landing

Grampian Saturday

5.30 pm   Mork and Mindy
6.00 pm   Russ Abbott's Madhouse
6.30 pm   The Incredible Hulk
7.30 pm   Mixed Blessings
8.00 pm   Saturday Action Film - The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun
9.45 pm   Tales of the Unexpected