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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 10, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Sept. 10, 1974 Inflation Fighters at U.I. Hospitals IOWA CITY Although they are not a recant innova- tion, sewing machines at Uni- versity of Iowa hospitals and clinics are helping to fight inflation. Seamstresses create sup- plies ranging from sandbags to surgical instrument holders from crib covers to shower curtains. If they aren't creat- ing, they're repairing or remaking hospital necessities. "We never have two days says Wilma Nealson, machine operator in the Children's hospital sewing room. The machine operators there use five heavy-duty sew- ing machines and other spe- cialized equipment to make items for University hospitals. Besides standard Items like towels (some have been produced so far this the five seamstresses at Child- ren's hospital design patterns from departmental orders for more than 121) medical sup- plies, such as arm slings, blood pressure cuffs, traction weight bags and special items made to fit individual pa- tients. Provide Picture "Hospital staff members come in and say what they want, and I have to get a pattern made up for explains Hazel Capps, lead sewing machine operator. "They'll just bring us a little picture, and we go from there. "For example, we make sandbags and weight bags for physical therapy. We had to make up the pattern and the size for those to get them right." The seamstresses say their most complicated orders are for facial straps or head-re- straining bands to fit individu- al patients and for seven types of operating sheets with open- ings designed for various kinds of surgery. The largest operating room sheet measures eight-by- eleven feet with a double thickness of material around tho outside and a triple thick- ness In tho center area sur-, rounding the sterile field. Another complex job is making pillow splints for pa- tients with special hip prob- lems. One of these was made for an infant who required a tiny pillow and various straps for support. "The doctor brought the baby down, and we made the pattern by measuring the in- Mrs. Capps said. To simplify the problem of fitting, the sewing room now has standard infant and adult UPI TeleDholo Seamstresses at the University of Iowa hospitals in Iowa City must be multi-talented to maintain the wide variety of supplies used in a large hos- pital. Shown here are, clockwise, Wilma Nealson, Irene Macy, Hazel Capps and Raymah Dawson. Culver Contributions: DES MOINES Dem- ocratic Congressman John Culver says he received in campaign contribu- tions for the Jan. 1-Aug. 31 pe- riod in his race for the U.S. senate. The amount is more than his Republican opponent, Dave Stanley, reported this year. Stanley said he received during the same peri- od. The two are vying for the senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Harold Hughes. Total Contributions Culver's campaign com- mittee said Monday it had received in contribu- tions for the June 1-Aug. 31 period, and had expenditures of during that time. Overall, the Culver cam- paign has received in contributions since he an- nounced his senate candidacy in September, 1973, the committee said. Campaign ex- penditures to date total 238. Stanley had to spend funds to win the Republican June primary, and reported paying for media advertising this year. Culver, unopposed, reported spending for the same purpose. Filing Deadline Janet Fraser of the Culver committee said individu- als "have contributed to the campaign." Campaign finance reports from candidates for the U.S. house were to be filed with the Iowa secretary of state's office by Tuesday. Rep. William Scherle (R- seeking re-election in Iowa's Fifth congressional district, reported in contributions this year. Scherle's opponent, Demo- crat Tom Harkin, listed contributions of Republican Charles Dick, seeking the Fourth district house seat held by Neal Smith, reported contributions of this year. Smith's report had not yet been filed. Drawing Planned for Whisky Bottles DES MOINES (UPI) The Iowa beer and liquor control department will hold another drawing to Distribute special liquor bottles this time for decanters in the likeness of the University of Iowa and Iowa Slate university mascots. Department Director Hol- land Gallagher said Monday because of the anticipated demand for the "Herky the Hawk" and "Cy the Cyclone" bottles and the limited supply, a drawing is the only fair way to distribute the decanters. The department last year held a drawing for 600 commemo- rative American Legion bot- Gallagher said only bottles in each mascot like- ness will be available and he expects the demand to be sig- nificantly greater than the supply. He noted there were requests for the 600 American Legion bottles last year. Collectors "There are a lo! of ardent collectors of these bottles and this demand is very heavy in Gallagher said. "The selling is the easiest thing to do. We must find a fair way to distribute these bottles." Gallagher said application forms for each bottle, which sell for will be availa- ble in all state liquor stores. The forms will be sent to the department headquarters in Des Moines and the drawing will be held Oct. 7. Deadline for receiving entry blanks is Sept. 30 and Gal- lagher emphasized that only one registration for each bot- tle per person will be accept- ed. Drawing When the applications are received in DCS Moines, Gal- lagher said, they will be placed in alphabetical order on a computer printout. Then, a number between two and nine will be drawn and the computer will count down the list and every name on whicli the number falls will be eligi ble for a bottle. If necessary, additiona numbers will be drawn unti all bottles have been distribut ed. For example, if the number drawn is seven, every seventh name on the list will receive a bottle. If not enough names have been selected using that number a new number will be drawn and the process repeat- ed with the remaining names on the list. If (he new number is five then every fifth person on the remaining list would gel a bolllc. Council May Join Region Eight The Mechanicsville city council decided Monday night thai a decision to join region eight will be made after Council- man Clarence Maher, repre- senting the council, attends an East-Central Iowa inter-gov- crnmcntal association meeting Ihis week. Mechanicsville's dues for Ihis group would be The council voted to bill the Chicago and Norlh Weslern Railroad for temporary repair to the crossing al Cherry street. Mechanicsville city em- ployes have hauled in and filled holes with cold mix. The council authorized the city clerk to write a letter to Iowa Electric Light and Power Co. voicing the council's dis- satisfaction with the raise in electric rates. Members also agreed to purchase a hydraulic lift for the city snow plow at a cost of plus freight costs. Walkway It was also agreed to check into the prices of installing an additional walkway and rail- ing at the sewage plant. Mayor Tom Railsback re- ported a rural crime task force will soon be in operation with four men serving a five- county area. Councilman Clarence Maher noted that the Lions club will donate its labor to panel the inside of the new enclosed pa- vilion at the park. He request- ed the possibility of city funds if monetary assistance is needed for the paneling costs. Garage Opinion Councilman Lowell Cook suggested during the meeting that a good way to get the communitiy's opinion on the proposed city garage would be to add the question to (he ballot at the next general elec- tion. Fire Chief Ron Albaugh re- ported that 20 new fire coat: have been received costing of which the fire company will pay half. The resignation of Cit.v Marshal Dennis Blaman ef- fective Oct. I was accepted. He is leaving to accept a posi- tion with the Johnson county sheriff's department. Receipts reported for the month of August totalled 523.72 with disbursements at A special council meeting will be held Sept. 27. WARP Push For Amtrak Route CARROLL spokes- man for the Western Assn. of Railroad Passengers said Monday the group will con- tinue efforts to obtain an Amtrak route through central Iowa and Nebraska. Mike Arts of Carroll, execu- tive vice-president of the or- ganization, commented on Four Are Fined on Drunk Driving Charges persons charged with drunk driving changed their pleas to guilty in Tama county district court and were fined Those fined were Arthur R. Hughs, 56; Geneva Papakce, 36, rural Tama; Merlin Daven- port, 20, Tama, and Glenn Roberts, 27, niral Tama. Lewis R. Bacon, 53, Tama, pled innocent to a drunk driv- ing charge and a jury trial was set for Sept. 16. The trial of Susan Irene Palmer, 22, Belle Plaine, also charged with drunk driving, was continued on motion nf her attorney remarks last week by Robert Rigler of New Hampton, chairman of the Iowa depart- ment of transportation com- mission. Riglur had said studies should be conducted before the best routes for a new Amtrak line are determined. Possible Route Representatives of the passenger organization went to Washington recently for :i meeting with department of transportation officials con- cerning a possible new Amtrak route through the two slates. Arls said a Chicago consult- ing organization had conduct- ed a study and recommended (he central route along the North railway lines. Go Ahead He said WARP is a private- ly funded organizalion and it will go ahead with ils Amtrak proposals. Arts said he believes that studies such as proposed by Rir.'lor would produce tho same results. Kidnapping Suspects Held BURLINGTON Four Columbia, S.C., residenls were held in lieu of bond each in Des Moines county jail Sunday' after being charged with kidnaping Mel- ody Kcnnison, 27; Fort Madi- son. Mrs. Kcnnison's estranged husband, David, 29; Randolph Holcombe. 29; Robert Block, 37 and Sandra Kane, 29, were to be arraigned Monday. Officers said the four are accused (if taking Mrs. Kenni- son from a parked car al a Burlington motel early Sunday while her companion, James Bender, 33, For! Madison, was inside. Two night custodians at the motel observed Ihn incident and called police, authorities said. Fort Madison authorities arrested the four a short lime later and returned them to Burlington. Authorities said Bender was charged with giving false in- formation in Burlington pol- ice. ON THIS DATK in 1907, British colony of New Xoaland became a dominion. Extended Care Department Closes BECORAH Because of inadequate use and the high cost of maintaining its six-bed extended-care department, Ihc Winneshick C'ounly Memorial hospital will disconlinue this service Sept. 30. In making the announce- ment this week, hospital administrator Robert Lembckp reported that the six beds will be converted to acute care, making a total of 95 beds in the local hospital for acute-care service. Lembcke said, because of the low utilization of the ex- tended-care department, (he U. S. department of health, education and welfare will no longer participate in the Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled program. In accordance with provi- sions of the social security act, the agreement between the extended-care department of the Dccorah hospital and the secretary of health, educa- tion and welfare will be ter- minated as of Sept. 30. David Watson, director of the new division of long-term care, added in a letter to Lembcke that "no payment will be made by the Medicare program for covered skilled nursing care services fur- nished to patients who are admitted on or after Sept. 30. "This notice does not affect hospital patients admitted to Winneshick County hospital, since the hospital will con- tinue to participate in the Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled Lomhckc said. ON THIS DATK in 1775, Acadiuns were banished from Nova Scotia. Complicating Things As if riding a unicycle wasn't tough enough, 1 3-year-old Andrew Steele of Iowa City added a new dimension, throwing a Frisbee. He was in com- petition with a friend on the University of Iowa Pentacrest. The friend, in- cidently, was similarly-equipped with the single-wheeled vehicle. Officers Elected IIAXLETON Officers Reeled at the annual reunion if Prairie Center community residents were: Clarence lampbcll, Fayette, president; ien Davis, Haxleton, vice- iresidcnt; Mrs. Arvid Magin- son, sccrclary-treas- ircr. EVERY PRESCRIPTION IS CAREFULLY FILED IN YOUR FAMILY PRESCRIPTION RECORD Why? To provide a potion! profile to insure comparability of yoor medicines health. 7 CONVENIENT IOCAJIONS pharmacies FOOD STORES SUPiR SPECIALS LAND O'LAKES JUG Oral. WHOLE BEEF TENDERLOIN 98 u. (MEAT DEPT'S. CLOSE AT P.M.) PRICES GOOD THROUGH SAT., SEPT. 14 806-34th. Street S.E. 235 Edgowood Rd. N.W. 1944-42nd Street N.E. sizes in many Items which can be altered to fit tho individual, lloivover, special clothing is sometimes required. Clothing Last year, the sewing room employes made gowns, pa- jama pants and robes for 40 patients weighing more than 300 pounds. Besides clothing for patients and employes, the seamstresses have made more than 100 blue smocks for hospital volunteers. Special equipment in the Children's hospital sewing room allows work on a variety of material to meet special- ized medical needs. Conduc- tive rubber is sewn on certain operating room pillows and patient cart pads. White coats and slacks for the medical staff and uni- forms for female employes are issued and fitted by Bern- ice Grimm in another sewing room in University Hospitals. She attaches emblems and name tapes to the uniforms, repairs small items and fills some special orders. Less Maintenance In mending the while medi- cal uniforms alone, Mrs. uses more than 13 'miles of thread each year. Since most of the uniforms are now made of 65 percent polyester and 35 percent cot- Ion, she reports Ihey wear longer and require less main- tenance. "When I started in 1965, the material was terrible. It was all cotton, and the uniforms would cither be stiff as a board or the buttons would be popping off right and she recalls. Most of the uniforms now last at least four years, and there are fewer repairs, she says. Although there are loss- es from everyday use, the steamslresses have several ways to conserve material, such as converting large worn-out items into smaller articles. For example, old towels arc cut down into washcloths and worn-out sheets are made into arm slings, shorts for physical therapy patients and trash bags. End pieces left after making large items are saved to make small arm board covers and surgical bibs. By remaking, repairing and creating, the U. of I. seamstresses find a use for the tiniest remnants of mate- rial.- District Education Directors Elected to the Area Education I board of education were recently elect- ed here for districts two and hree. Elected were: Kenneth ,1. Scliultx, Postville, director of :listricl two, and Dr. Bill R. Withers, Waukon, district three director. NOW UNDERPANTS! HAVE A PURPOSE ...TO TAME YOUR TUMMY! BY OLGA Even a slim figure! can- have a tummy! problem. So Olga in-l vents Wunderpants8! the first soft all- stretch underpantsf with tummy control. Wearing Wunder-. gives you the[ sleek comfort of! Olga's famous hid-l den seam design! plus a smooth look! with everything! from pantyhose tof pantsuits. Olga's Wunder- are stretch I Power Tricot of! nylon and spandex. White, nude, blackf and pastels. 6.50 Average leg,   

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