October 1985

Don't Miss the Roup

ShopsThis weekend sees the whole-body scanner appeal committee host a massive 50-50 auction in the Caird Hall, Dundee. Literally hundreds of items have been donated - from a car right through every imaginable form of furniture and household appliance to personal effects such as jewellery. In some cases whole households have been emptied and more that a few complete suites of furniture will be up for sale.

Viewing of the goods to be auctioned by staff from Curr and Dewar will take place tomorrow (Saturday) in the Caird Hall and the actual auction will be held between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Although the main idea of a 50-50 auction is that half of the money goes to charity, the scanner appeal is reckoned to be such a worthwhile cause by many donors that they have waived their right to collect 50% of the cash.

Any last minute donations - the organisers would welcome items of value, e.g. furniture, silver, china, crystal, plated war, clocks, paintings, jewellery etc. Can be accepted today (Friday) and collection arranged by telephoning Dundee 817373.

Dundee Airport

Fly from your local airport
Daily services Monday - Friday
London Heathrow, Manchester
Full details from Airport Reception or any Travel Agent.
Dundee Airport, Riverside Drive, Dundee. Tel. 0382 643242.

Fund-raising Fortnight

The Brittle Bone Society are holding a fundraising fortnight starting tomorrow (Saturday) with a collection in Dundee's Wellgate Centre.

The following Saturday sees the Annual "Bone-anza" in the Marryat Hall, from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m., and the fortnight ends with a benefit concert in the Bonar Hall on Monday November 11. Artistes on the stage that night will include the Jacobite Dancers and Boogie and Eliza. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children and O.A.P.s.

Bright Tips with Vinegar

Icing - Put a pinch of salt into icing sugar. This will keep it smooth when it sets. Chocolate icing will not turn dull if a tiny piece of butter is included in the mix. Mrs Macleod, Mallaig.

Add vinegar - Add a few drops of vinegar when you boil white fish. This improves the texture and keeps the fish a good colour. Mrs Millar, Perth.

Shiny Brass - Keep brasses shining by pouring vinegar on a duster, rubbing well and polishing with a dry cloth. Once a week does the trick and no dirty hands. Mrs Parker, Kilwinning.

United's Brave Decision!

Another leading English club have failed in a move to try to persuade Dundee United to part with one of their star players.

Aston Villa have had an offer of £350,000 for international defender Richard Gough turned down. It is a brave decision by the Tannadice directors, who are keeping faith with their fans by refusing to transfer their big names.

Bids in excess of £2 million have now been turned down for various members of Jim McLean's talented squad in recent years. The "no sale" policy underlines United's wish to remain among the elite in Scottish football,

But it does not mean the Tangerines will not sell in the future, because every player with a provincial club has a price. The supporters can play a part in keeping men like Richard Gough at Tannadice by coming through the turnstiles in greater numbers.

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Phone Dundee 23521
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Ginger and Banana Pancakes

£3 goes to Mr A. Duff, Ellon for this American style recipe.

4oz flour
pinch salt
1 egg
½ pint milk.

3 bananas
1 tablespoon double cream
3 pieces of stem ginger
icing sugar
2 tablespoons of brandy (optional)

Prepare the batter and use it to make a batch of pancakes. Mash the bananas together with the cream and stir in the stem ginger. Divide the mixture between the pancakes and roll up each pancake. Dredge with the icing sugar. Set alight the brandy and pour over the pancakes if you like. Enjoy yourself.