Rose Schlesenberg of Los Angeles is anxious to find a store that sells ready-to-do latch - hook rugs in boxes. Can you help Schlesenberg with a source that she can latch onto for a while, or will she never be off the hook as long as she's convinced somebody's pulling the rug out from under her?
Catherine Sheehan of San Dimas is on the lookout for an outdoor sundial made of bands of metal that form a framework globe ; an arrow indicates the time, and the base can be affixed to a wall. Can you help brighten Sheehan's life with a hot address, or might we just as well con-solar over something that probably will never see the light of day?
Joan C. Johnson of Rancho Santa Fe is desperately looking for someone to repair an Intertherm electric hot water heater that sits in a well on the floor and is thermostat controlled. Can you help before Johnson gets even hotter under the collar, or might she as well let off some steam until that request gets off the floor?
Suzanne Baron of Berkeley is looking for a mail-order house that specializes in clothing for tall women; Shelley's Tall Girls and several department stores have come up short, she says. Can you help with this tall order, or will Baron have to lower her sights a bit?
Reader-to-Reader Help Line: Rita at (818) 785-1620 would like to find bed sheets and a quilt-comforter-sleeping bag with the A-Team logo on it; she says the items were made a few years ago for the TV show. If you can be of some comfort to Rita, you will surely get an A for effort. . . . Wendy at (714) 242-4355 is looking for an Aromance aroma disc player into which you insert record-like discs to produce various fragrances in a room; years ago, she says, you could find them all over. Any help on this would be heaven-scent and would keep Wendy from looking around and around.
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 written permission to publish your telephone number, so that others may contact you directly.
More on bead stores: Ruby Beattie suggests the Bead Box on Kings Road and Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, and Lois Jenks and May Nemec both mention Berger Bead Specialty Co., 413 E. 8th St., Los Angeles (they are importers, wholesalers and retailers).
Some distance away is International Glass & Bead Co., 317 W. 1st St., Claremont (from Helen Childs, Mel Schaeffer and Gloria B. Gray). Judy Schroeder mentioned the Bead Shop, 899 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, and Rena Smith told us about the Beadery, 31761 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano.
Corrine Brawley listed Beads Beads, 849 Tustin Ave., Orange. In the San Diego area, C. R. Leigh praises Bovis Bead Co., 652 5th Ave., San Diego, and Beads 'n Jewels, 455 C St., Chula Vista.
Thelma Cook of North Hollywood, who wanted a mirror that attaches above another mirror to enable people to see the back of their head, now has something to look forward to. L. B. Whitesides, president of Carr Engineering, 9537 1/2 E. Rush St., South El Monte, Calif. 91733, telephone (818) 443-1527, says his firm manufactures the Swing-N-Vue mirror that Cook has been after. Jane Enger of Mar Vista also suggested the Carr Engineering mirror.
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.