New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, February 19.1987Kaleidoscope
_ Herald-Zeffung, New Braunfels. Texas
Society, physicians to offer screening
The 1987 Texas Breast Screening Project — part of a national American Cancer Society campaign — is being launched by Texas physicians and health care professionals to provide mammograms at a reduced cost.
McKenna Memorial Hospital and Radiology Associates are participating in the project by offering mammograms for $50 for a limited time this spring.
Women interested in the low-cost mammograms may call the Comal County American Cancer Society phone lines at 625-2385 from Feb 23 through 27 between 5 and ll p.m. for information. Volunteers will be staffing the phones to assist eligible women in setting up appointments for the reduced-rate mammograms. The phone bank will be set up at the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, 390 S. Seguin.
Breast cancer is a leading cancer killer among women in the United States This year, the American Cancer Society predicts an increase in incidence, affecting one out of IO American women sometime during her life, rather than one out of 11 as in the past. Since the cause of breast cancer remains unknown, early detection offers the best defense Chances of cure are excellent when breast cancer is detected and treated early, while a tumor is still small
Mammography can detect cancers that are too small to be felt even by the most experienced examiner. With an accuracy rate of about 90 percent, mammography can detect breast tumors while they are still microscopic is size
Screening mammography (tests on women without other symptoms), can provide a baseline by which a
woman’s future mammograms can be compared. While extremely useful and, in some cases, life saving, screening mammograms are not covered by most medical insurance plans.
The American Cancer Society recommends a screening baseline mammogram for women between the ages of 35 and 40 and then annual or biannual mammograms between the ages of 40 and 50. After age 50, women are encouarged to have a mammogram every year. Women with a personal or family history of breast cancer should consult their physicians about how often they should be examined and have mammography before age 40.
Mammography, together with monthly breast self-examination by the woman and an annual physical examination by a physician, provide the best means of early detection.
Mammography scored especially high in the breast cancer detection and demonstration project, a major study funded jointly by the cancer society and National Cancer Institute. Yet a recent Galllup survey indicated that only 15 percent of women over age 50 have a mammogram every year The poll also showed that 75 percent of all women in the United States are aware that mammography exists
Major deterrents for getting a mammogram include fear of radiation, high cost and lack of information. These areas of concern will be a major focus of the New Braunfels and surrounding area screening project. The society's education efforts will stress the fact potential benefits of mammography in terms of lives saved, far Dutweight the slight risk from a low dose of radiation.
Dress basis for wardrobe
By DONNA SALYERS
How comforting to hear even a world-class fashion designer such as Donna Karan say she had a closetful of clothes, yet nothing to wear As a result, she introduced a collection revolving around a black body suit to pair with a variety of easy-fitting skirts.
Designer labels and beautiful, expensive fabric aside, it takes just one trip to the ladies' room to know that a body suit is hardly convenient Not to mention that a body suit flatters only a perfect figure
We predict that a few seasons from now. Karan w ill discover what really should be the basis of a wardrobe — not a black body suit but rather a black jersey dress
Imagine a black wool jersey dress with long sleeves lf it is a straight cut tube, you will wear it belted on skinny days and unbelted on not-so-skinny days Drape a challis scarf in jewel tones across the shoulder for a soft elegant look On colder days, diagonally fold a large wool fringed square to wear loosely tied at the neckline.
Basic black jersey is a wonderful backdrop for jewelry, a favorite jacket, and can even be worn under a lame' or sequin jacket for evening.
If black is not your color, choose another basic solid such as burgundy. navy or rust The idea is to create a neutral background for accessorizing, so avoid prints and plaids
Swing time savers
—Jersey is a light, fluid fabric and the weight of a zipper detracts In all but the most form fitting dresses, a 22 inch zipper may be replaced with a 12- or 9 inch zipper
Though McCall 2787 (pictured) has a waistline seam and calls for a 22-inch zipper, we used a 12-inch zipper Instead of stable waistline, we completed the front tucking then created a casing (rom the waistline seam allowances Simply press seam allowances up towards bodice, topstitch and inset1«inch elastic.
—A two-piece dress such as McCall 2727 offers the advantage of two pieces to wear together as a dress, or as separates The trade-off is that more time is needed for sewing two pieces.
—The easy fit of a trumpet shape such as Butterick 4124 makes sewing fast and easy In fact, with the elastic waist and short zipper closure, this is a dress to make in just an evening.
A black jersey dress can changed by the accessories
—A straight tube such as Vogue 9716 can be belted or not belted If you always wear a belt, and dislike having to constantly adjust the gathers of a straight belted dress, here is how to add a casing: Try on the dress and belt, and carefully adjust fullness so that hem is even and straight
Using a fabric marker or sliver of bath soap, draw a line on the dress along the lower edge of the belt Remove dress and inset several straight pins along the marked line With dress wrong side out on work surface, and using a ruler and fabric marker, draw a casing line on the wrong side, following pins.
Use lightweight bias tape for the casing The guideline notes the lower edge of the casing With blas tape edge along guideline, topstitch close to edge, through tape and garment around entire waistline Similarly topstitch along remaining edge of casing, stitching in the same direction to avoid puckering. Pull vinch elastic through casing. Check for fit.
then stitch together elastic ends
This week s terrific tip comes from Mrs Charles Stevenson of Covington. Kent To keep a coat from dragging on the floor when you are seated: sew two pairs of large snaps to the facings. near the hem When you sit down, just snap the fronts together
Do you have a terrific sewing tip you would like to share'’ Send it to: Sewing Tips. P O Box 3B397, Cincinnati. Ohio 45239 Selected tips will appear in this column and the tipsters will receive the home video of their choice from the Quick A Easy Sewing Series with Donna Salyers.
Xi Pi Delta
XI Pl Delta chapter of Beta Sigma
Phi met Feb. 9 In the home of Janet Comelison. Jean Wilson was cohostess.
Kathy Simmons gave the program on Valentine’s history. Several theories on the holiday’s beginning were discussed. Traditions in other countries were also reviewed.
Team II hosted a Valentine get-together Feb. 13 at Guadalupe Outpost. Couples shared their wedding pictures. The chapter presented its version of the television game show “The Newlywed Game.” Members presented the Valentine sweetheart Darlene Williams with a gift.
Greene Extension Homemakers
Club met in the Extension meeting room. Twelve members and guests Mae Russell and Mary Jean Thompson attended.
Ola Mae Zuschlag and Etheleen Gruene presented the program on color in the home.
Mary Klobedans, club historian, displayed photographs of the club’s Christmas party, the council meeting and Friendship Party.
Plants were presented to Stella Luersen and Colette Laue for their February birthdays.
Hostesses were Colette Laue and Velma Patterson.
VFW POS! 7110
Veterans of Foreign Wars national commander Norman G. Staab will visit New Braunfels Post 7U0 March 20 at 3:30 pm.
Local commander George Kirst is calling for members to be present for the visit
In the regular February meeting, legislative chairman J.E. Evans said the organisation should be proud of its efforts in protecting the rights and welfare of veterans and should expand its political horizons.
Kirst announced that two member of post-sponaored Boy Scout Troop 757. Rodney Hans and Rob Smith, will receive Eagle Scout awards on Feb 23
He said approximately 20 local members attended the recent district convention in Wimberley The post voted to not accept checks for bingo cards and to continue its donation to the Marine Corps JROTC at New Braunfels High School
Bingo chairman Hanno Hoffmann said a workers' party will be March 29 starting at I p.m.
Roy Palmer presented a red, white and blue chair arm cover made on his loom.
Walter Slppel, Hilmar Wenzel and Walter Schlauter received pins for recruiting members. Wenzel signed IO members.
The board of directors for Kiwanis Club met at its early time Feb. 12. Approval was given for a 9100 donation to Teen Connection and ti per member for a division gift during the governor's visit
Ray Ebert will secure data and coot figures in considering securing a van lift for a disabled child.
Dan O’Neill was apointed chairman of a screening committee for donations. LaMoyne Davis and Larry Lewis will serve on the committee.
The secretary's and treasurer's reports were approved. President Mathis reminded members of putting out flags for Presidents’ Day and of the govenor’s visit to District 5 on Wednesday.
Bill Daugherty of Bartlesville. Okla.; Ken Jahnke of Cedar Lake, Wise.; and Lewis Glenn and Jim
Magic greets laundry customers
IAHA, Neb (AP) - “The zin’ Silko’’ stepped in front of his Nice and greeted them. Neatly led in a midnight blue tuxedo, he Bedad to pull cigarettes out of the
cing the attentive audience, he id his right arm and turned over imply hand, and the cigarettes ared from behind his fingers, ound him. the washers were Bing through their cycles. The re were whirling the bath towels ihirts
go's real name Is Bill Brown, though he is comfortable work-n the world of shadows and illu-i, his audience thinks he has a sad.
own is the house magician at the Recoin Laundry. my few months, Brown does s hour show in the middle of the
Why have a magician perform in a laundry?
“Basically, doing laundry is boring.” said Steven Chosen, 35. the manager of the business, which is family owned. “Anything to get people to enjoy it is worth trying"
The response of the customers runs the gamut. There are thoae who freeze-frame while folding their underwear or pouring the fabric softener.
“Others are nonchalant and try not to act surprised.” said Chalon.
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LaRue of Cedar Falls, Iowa, were guests for the regular meeting Kay Fillingim presented the program on Parent Association for teh Retarded of Texas. The group was formed 12 years ago to help with the state program to place retarded children in schools instead of institutions or cottage homes There are 13 of the schools in Texas with 10,000 children in the homes.
Four Seasons Garden Club had a mini flower show Feb. 12 at Eden Home Friendship Room Each member entered at least one arrangement. Spring holidays was the theme. Many members also brought plants for the horticultural division Marilyn Edwards and Sarah Delashmutt of Comal Garden Club judged the design division Esther Wise and Peggy Morris of Guada Coma Garden Club judged the horticultural division Ribbons were not given — just critiques The business meeting followed
with residents of Eden Home as guests. Gussie Weisinger, club charter member and resident of Eden Home, was a guest of the show.
Members were reminded the March meeting will be a tour of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Schaeffer’s yard.
Comal County Legal Secretaries
Association met Feb. ll in Eagles Hall. Topics of discussion were the membership drive in March, the Bosses' Luncheon and election and installation of officers.
The seminar sponsored by the association on Feb. 7 was a “great success.'’ Appreciation was expressed : speakers David Lemon and Thomas Bluntzer. attorneys, and Dr. John I Walker, psychiatrist; Just Me and 14 Plus for the fashions and models for the style show; Holiday Inn for the service; Print It for donating printing, and Title USA and Comal County Title Company for donation of the gift bags for those attending
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