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e The Mulakoff News, Thursday# July ~8, 1983---9A I{ FACILITY--Consh'uction continues on the new dressing rooms being built on the Malakoff Junior High mw facil/ty is being built to the gymnasium and is part of the Malakoff Independent School District's Schools officials hope the building is completed byd the opening of the 1183-84 school year. (Staff heats up, utility bills peak. Now is consumers to focus on to save money on a home the Texas Agricultural A&M Univer- the "energy crisis" is ~.y.s Piernot, residential Use Will not be getting any Resource Energy Inc., estimates Seven percent in the next use and purchase of appliances can help con- |. ng to Piernot, a family specialist, work e a major influen- energy use. for food Research snows that varies by as much as 50 people doing identical tasks with the same units on an electric percent of goes to heat the remainin~ 20 percent d for Plants--those that grow Year-- can be a highly addition to the says a landscape hor- who is with the Extension Service, System, says of perennials by today's gar- However, he of availability as a include bearded and spring flowering are easily seed or cxut- gladly important cultural many perennials. They many years but will vigor without oc- Hurley Anderson is now associated with The Barber Shop 489-0455 and summer late summer or iris, daylilies, pen- and coreopsis. Fall such as asters, and physostegia divided in teh early only need dividing while others to an annual tolerate relatively conditions but respond planting amounts of moderately high species grow well in Welch. "Some of interesting Many her- still another home landscape." fire ants' treatment allergies that could be ants" may be as ef- in controlling severe 's painful sting, resear- Won independence from is lost to room air. But additional losses of energy will occur if the utensils are too small to cover the heated area of the element, notes the home economist. Heat settings also affect energy con- sumption on an electric range. For example, you can bring a pot of potatoes to a quick boil on a 6 inch unit at the high setting. Once boiling has begun, the cooking temperature could be maintained at a low setting for about 20 minutes. But if medium-low heat is used instead, 100 percent more energy will be used than is actually needed. Even the use of a utensil with a fitted cover when cooking with water is an energy-saver. The lid prevents the loss of heat from the pan by evaporation.. Six times more energy is required to change water to steam than to bring it to a boil. In addition, small amounts of cooking liquid in a covered pan will shorten cooking time, improve uniformity of cooking and conserve nutrients and flavor, states the specialist. Consumers can also avoid heavy usage of high wattage electric equip- ment such as dishwashers and washing machines at times of the day when the demand for power is highest, since utility companies may charge more power during these peak times. So use of appliances at night when air conditioning use is reduced can produce energy savings. Many consumers believe that replacing their old appliances with more energy-efficient appliances will reduce utility bills. "Although their direct utility costs may go down, the purchase itself may not be especially cost-effective," states Piernot. There is little point in buying a new cokking appliance simply because it promises energy thriftiness, she says, since the purchase price might not be worked off for years. For example, it would take 13 years to earn hack the cost of a $500 microwave oven that reduces your electric bill by a maximum of $27 annually. Unless consumers must replace old equipment that is in poor consition, they would be better off concentrating on the efficient use of what they presen- tly own, suggest Piernot. SIAMESE TOMATOES--Frances Davis of Malakoff displays siamese tomatoes and a large tomato grown in her garden at her home on ~ TIdmore Street. Mrs. Davis said she planned to send the big vegetables to her son in Houston. (Staff photo by Benny Rogers) "I'm not deaf! I just can't understand some words" If this is your problem.. Dahlberg Miracle Ear II' may be your answer. NO CORDS.NO TUBES.NO WIRES HEARIN,6 AID Eu~,tace Shopping Ctr. Hwy, 175 Eustace Tx, 75124 425-4086 )Jthough Texans have a generally favorable opinion of physicians, their main complaint is having to spend too much time in doctors' waiting rooms, according to statewide survey. Fifty-seven percent of the state's population holds a 'very favorable' opinion of physicians. But 27 percent had an unfavorable opinion of waiting time during their last visit to a physician's office. These findings are from a survey commissioned by the Texas Medical Association and conducted by V. Lance Tarrance & Associates, a Houston public-opinion research firm. Results of the survey appear in the March issue of Texas Medicine, TMA's journal. Despite the negative feeling about waiting time, 72 percent of the 800 randomly selected Texas adults in- terviewed by phone said they held a very favorable or favorable opinion of waiting time from their last visit to a doctor's office. After waiting time, other dislikes cited were payment (12 percent called it unfavorable), amount of time the doctor spent with the patient (I0 per- cent unfavorable), and the way the doctor explained things (8 percent unfavorable). Before being asked specifically about each of these areas, respondents were asked what they disliked most about their doctor. Forty-five percent could think of nothing. In order of importance, factors patients considered in choosing a physician were the way the doctor talks to the patient about medical problems; how up-to-date the doctor is on medical Texas ranks sixth place in production Texas ranks sixth in the nation in poultry and egg production, bringing in a gross income of $482.7 million to the state, according to 1982 statistics. That income, however, represents a 9 percent decrease from 1901, mainly because of a 30 percent decrease in turkey production, says Dr. David B. Mellor, poultry marketing specialist with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&MUniversity System. Poultry income fell in the United States by about 4 percent. Major poultry items included in the Texas statistics are eggs, broilers, turkeys and chickens. Eggs grossed $179 million; broilers, $258 million; turkeys, $40.6 million; and farm chickens, $5 million. techniques and research; the doctor's :eputation; and how warm, caring and kind the doctor is. A physician's office staff and fees were considered somewhat important. How long the doctor had practiced and whether he or she had modern office equipment were considered less important. Fifty-eight percent of those surveyed said they found their physician through recommendations by friends and relatives. Concerning doctors' fees, 60 percent of the patients said the charge for their last visit was about right. Thirty-five percent said the fee was too high. Patients also were asked to respond to this statement: 'Most doctors are more concerned with making money than with the well-being of their patients.' Thirty-four percent disagreed strongly, 22 percent disagreed, 33 percent agreed strongly, 17 percent agreed and 5 percent were unsure. And what does the public think about doctors who advertise? Seventy per- cent are less likely to go to a doctor who advertises, 8 percent are more Likely to do so, 1'/percent said it made no dif. ference, and 7 percent were unsure. More than a third of Texas patients did not think that advertising would lower a doctor's cred/bfl/ty and professional standing. Patients also were asked whether they preferred a male or female doctor. Seventy-five said it made no difference, 22 percent preferred males, 2 percent preferred females and 1 percent was nnsure. Concerning patient involvement in medical decisions the doctor makes, 54 percent of the respondents said their involvement was about right, 43 per- h p y cent want to be more involved, 2 per- s o ea~ cent less involved, and 1 percent had no answer. for gas, food The Texas Medical Association, a 21,500-member organization of Consumers son't always feel like they physicians and medical students, is can shop around for the "best buy," using the results of the survey for especially when it comes to an planning programs to better serve operation or financing a new car. patients. "Consumers simply find it more dif- ficult to shop for some products and HORIZONTAL MOVES WORST services than others," says Nancy "Ordinary building construction," Granovsky, a home economist with the says George W. Housner of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, California Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University System. "provides no special resistance against, In a Lewis Harris poll of attitudes lateral shaking and the forces produced toward the consumer movement con- by it. These horizontal forces cause ducted recently for the Atlantic-Rich- virtually all the direct damage in field Company, consumers rated the earthquakes." Therefore, he says, food and gasoline markets at the top of earthquake-resistant design must the list for ease in shopping around, she strengthen structures against reports, horizontal movements. It's easier to shop for good buys in food and gasoline because product in- formation is easily available, there are L g 1 N ti many vendors, and prices are well- e a o ce posted and advertised. , , ,, These markets are also more cam- NOTICE lOT I tiE PUBLIC petittve, and the ones consumers use most frequently, notes Granovaky. It's just the opposite when it comes to ~ ~Imm Cunt~ $1mIWs ~dmant will hdd i shopping for credit and medical ser- puldk ant~i~ an Ikm~l~, ~I~ 10, fall, .t i.~ vices, which is why they were rated p.m. at Tannw Motto Compul, iocatod st 105 iltcham most difficult by consumers in the Strut In Mabkoff, Texas ~ the p~rp~e of ~illnl Harris Poll, explains the home .bandaned and wracked mMw Iofildl,k in acecdanc. economist, wi~ tl~ ltwse ill 1111, d~d into llw llll the ~. ..According to Granovsky, who m and ~:t~ ~ ~at N, 1171. Said veMcl wifl ~ add to the islll~M blddm' and ill ulu specializes in family resource will IN fl~l. All ~ mm h cmh and buym will management, credit and medical ser- vices are also viewed as more technical ~ from t~ H~mJmm Cosnty $~lffs Depa~mant and complicated and may be charac- . ~ rUM and dudl I~ i~tl~ to r~mr tl~ Imr- chald voldde end reofw e cedfficlto of title, All terized by long-standing relationships ~hkl llllrCklllll m~d be rm~nd from Tanner Motor with a banker or physician. 'Cmpul withis twent~fovr (24) hum. "These factors can set up barriers to shopping around for the best buy," she {I} IN4 C~r~. ~s./41799113S0$1 (l) 1972 FoM dn./3ktll12211~49 says. ($) IM7 l.d dn./712Clll2 (411972 Fml dn./|gglTllN02 IS)IINIII CIm'/. PU vin./0SlQ$1$18~0 (I) 1~9 Wml umm b. dn/UMS Both egg production and income decreased in Texas in 1902, hut Texas is Electronics still sixth in the nation in income from egg sales, notes Mellor. There is a trend j nan phones toward more egg production in some midwestern and eastern states and decreases in southern and western , tates. ; Texas dropped to the eighth state in broiler income last year and fell to eleventh place in turkey production and income. The state had only 3.2 percent of the national gross income from turkeys last year, says Mellor. Texas eggs sold for an average price of 69 cents a dozen in 1982 while broilers averaged 29 cents per pound live weight and turkeys sold for 39 cents a pound live weight. Both the price farmers received for eggs and broilers decreased slightly in 1982, notes the specialist. As far as per capita consumption of poultry and eggs is concerned, Americans ate only 263 eggs last year, the lowest number ever, Mellor notes. Each American also consumed 11 pounds of turkey and 49.5 pounds of broilers. Further-processed meat consum- ption was up in '82, leading to increased use of broilers and turkeys, adds Mellor. 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