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THE BAYTOWN SUN T««d*y, April 19, 19** 7-A ^DIMENSION Gymboree Study finds today's kids are physically 'unfit' APRIL CHOICE PLUMWOOD-EVA Maude Garden Club's Yard of the Month for April is the lawn of John Gibbs, 2306 French Place. Club news * Pilot Club of Baytown • The Pilot Club of Baytown, Inc., under the direction of President Ida Griffith, was among 69 clubs represented at the 49th i-annual Texas District convention of Pilot International at the Holiday Inn Civic Center, Lubbock. <C Maryon Babin, Paula O'Brien, Donna Walker, Dorothy Sut- i.phm and Thelma Hamilton were in attendance with 435 other "delegates and members. Theme of the convention was "Together Toward Tomorrow " A "Happy Birthday. Texas" dinner and entertainment opened the activities. Mrs. Sutphin. a past governor of the Texas District and cur, rently chairman of the board of trustees of Pilot International .Foundation, spoke on leadership at the "all others" breakfast .Mrs. Walker, past governor of Texas District, presided at the past governor's breakfast. Ann Adams, first vice president of PI from Hartwell, Ga addressed the convention with an official report from PI executive committee. -" Texas District coordinators presented workshops on outreach, projects and internal affairs divisions. Mrs Sutphin reported on PIF. At the awards luncheon, the club received the Marguerite Dimerling Award for best all around club, first place; Muriel Winkler Patriotic Emblems Award, first place- and PI Youth Service Award, first place. The Robert E.~Lee High School Anchor Club was named Anchor Club of the Year and the Ross S Sterling High School Anchor Club received the safety award Both clubs are sponsored by Pilot Club of Baytown. Marjorie Aler. past president of PI and current PI chaplain spoke on "Bumper to Bumper" at the banquet. Mary Ruth Howell of El Campo was named the district's handicapped pro- lessional woman of the year. She will go on to compete for the international title at the PI convention in Washington D C in July. This program is sponsored by PI, tbe president's'commit- tee on employment of the handicapped and Sears, Roebuck and Co. Ms. Ater installed the 1986-87 district officers assisted by Ms Adams. Serving as governor will be Juanita Jenkins of the Beaumont club; Nelda Krumm, governor-elect from the LaMarque club; Joyce Beene, first lieutenant governor from the Longview club; Ruth Richers, second lieutenant governor from the Baytown Evening Pilot Club; Marjorie Aclix treasurer, from the Victoria club; and Pat Fukes, secretary from the Beaumont club. LaVerne Clark, district chaplain, led a memorial service for •the late Texas district governor, June Darnell of Amarillo Vickie Sullivan of Odessa and other deceased members of the district. The Bluebonnet Choir, composed of members and initiated by Mrs. Walker last year, provided special music during the convention. To conclude the convention, members sang "Sail on International." Church Women United The Baytown unit of Church Women United will celebrate May Fellowship Day May 2 at Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church. . Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The service, "Let Us Speak 'and Pray Together, Sisters," comes from the hearts and pens ofChurch Women United in Hawaii. It reveals the pain suffered by the indigenous Hawaiian people whose land, gods, culture, spirituality, language and dignity were desecrated by early Christians. Through this service, they challenge their Christian sisters to join in their struggle and human rights — economic, political and spiritual. Coordinator of the local program is first vice president Gloria Howeil. Other participants include Marie Garretl, Grace Ffrench, Elizabeth Summers, Olive Foreman, Ann Barrow, Mary Frances Petrash, June Ross, Nancy Borgfeldt, Phyllis Forsvall and Esther Miles. ;~May Fellowship Day was first observed by the National •Council of Federated Church Women as a dedication day in '.May, 1933. It took its present name in 1945 and became the third lecumenical celebration to be sponsored annually by Church ;Women United. .' As a national movement, it is the catalyst that brings Protes- jlant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox women together into one [Christian community of prayer, advocacy and service. Church •Women United represents a broad spectrum of religious tradi- 'tion, race, age, economic status and ethnic background and Works through a national unit, 52 state units (Including ones In .Greater Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico) and 1,800 local >units across the country. SUPPORT MAY 14-17, 1986 t fM. ' DIET CENTER of wishes to oipross tfc*ir •••rocta- Hen to... TNI SMART SHOT JHAY'S JEWfUIV GWGBS NMMAL WfA* D1FT CFNTFR 411-MCT 411 (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) JACKIE BOBBINS Nikki D's opening features prizes free food, drinks Remodeled and enlarged, Nikki D's will reopen with a grand opening celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. May 1. Houston radio KKBQ's Jackie Robbins will join owners Dane and Nick Listi and Jim Gerace in giving away a pair of diamond earring and a man's diamond watch from J.B. Robinson's Jewelers and a jazz brunch weekend at Stouffer Hotel in Greenway Plaza. The club is located at 2232 Bay Plaza. A catered buffet and complimentary wine and beer will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Also during 7 to 9 p.m. KKBQ's Q-ZOO will give away movie passes, concert tickets and T-shirts. Music will feature current top 40 hits. Heirport PIERCE Bret and Kathy Pierce of Baytown announce the birth of a son. Jordon Bret, on March 21 in San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 15 ounces. He has a brother, Erik, and a sister, Jodi. Grandparents are Silas and Judy Wood and Merv and Linda Pierce, all of Baytown. Great-grandparents are Silas P. Wilson of Huntsville, Mr. and Mrs. Kd Pierce of California and Reb V. Wood of Hockley. By KAREN ANDERSON May is Physical Fitness Month. This year the ['resident's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is looking at a recent survey showing that, for Ihe last 10 years, there has been virtually no improvement in the physical fitness of America's public school .students In some cases, it says, physical fitness has deteriorated. The survey was designed by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. It consisted of a four-stale sampling of more than 18.000 boys and girls, ages (i-17. from :>7 school districts and 187 schools 11 was the largest such survey ever undertaken in the United States, and the first such to include children as young as <>. Here are some findings which council chairman George Allen believes are cause for alarm : ••U) percent of boys ages li-12 cannot do more than one pullup. One out of four cannot cto any. •70 percent of all girls tested cannot do more than one pullup Fifty-five percent cannot do any •45 percent of boys (>-N and fw percent of all girls cannot hold their chin over a raised bar for more than H) seconds. •In the 50-yard dash girls lu. 11. N and Ki are significantly slower than thev were in >y?5. •In a simple flexibility sil-test. 40 percent of boys ages (H5 cannot reach beyond their tot's •Approximately ">o percent of girls ages ti-17 and ;!<> percent of hoys age (i lf> cannot run a mile in less that) 10 minutes "This surve> show.* there are some major problems in physical fitness among the youth of this country," says Allen "Many children simply aren't getting the vigorous exercise they need to develop strong and healthy bodies The situation with girls in this country is alarming According to Guy Reiff, who conducted the survey, "in every comparison except for flexibility, ^irls seem to reach a plateau at about age 14 and then regress." Ketfl con linues "That undoubtedly indicates thai most girls arc- not taking physical education in high school and are neglecting to he active on their ow n " Some educators interpret this as a two-fold problem One is that schools that do provide physical education have only a short time for showers Girls concerned about their appearance will either find a way to get out of participating or will not exert themselves And images of sweaty athletes are still negative to girls at Jhis age The one lest gjris continue to improve on after age 14 is the sit- and reach Hoys perform better than girls on every lest except flexibility For boys and girls, there is a low level of performance on caitlio respirators <heart-lung) endurance tests Lou levels in this area are related to early mental and physical fatigue. High levels of cardlo-resplrntory endurance have been shown to IM- related to a reduction in heart disease and to a longer life There is poor performance by large numbers of boys and girls on tests of arm and shoulder muscle strength and endurance And the large number of children who perform at low leu-Is KI sit up.s and in the sit- and reach test portend adults with back problems These studies show there must tie an increased emphasis on youth physical fitness Physical Illness has been shown to be related to Ihe ability to do physical actK ities of all kinds including household chores, sports and dance It also helps intellectual performance and general physical health To find out what you can do write The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. V\ ashmgton. I) (.' \>( A arm A ntttfu tut \t-fa~ff ial FIVE GENERATIONS T 1Se ° f Ht » hlands ' «*t«l. are Ashley's grandmother, Diana Cannon M «ve generations of their family together Ashley's mother, Rachele Imme, and Ashley's! recently. In Mrs. Jannise's lap is her great-great- great-grandmother. Mary Jean Barren, all of granddaughter, Ashley Imme. Standing from left Highlands. Names & notes Three Baytown students at Stephen F. Austin State University have been accepted into Alpha Chi national honor society- They include Sheila Sue Bonar, senior fashion merchandising major; Julie D. Oyler, senior eiu.-nentary education major; and Steffani J. Strickland, who graduated cum laude in elementary education last December. Ms. Bonar, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bonar oj Baytown, is a 1982 graduate of RossS, Sterling High School She serves as vice president of Phi U p s i I o n O rn i c r o n ho m e economics honor society and secretary of Fashion Merchandising Club. She won the Distinguished Academic Excellence Award in fashion merchandising and was on the Dean's List and President's Honor Roll Ms. Oyler, daughter of Mr. ATTENTION HAH STYLISTS and Mrs. Harvey M. Oyler III of f «r Baylown is also a 1982 graduate f , To ' Ql C OOCCP« Beouty Solon gr of Ross S. Sterling High School, A member of Kappa Delta Pi and the International Reading Association, she has been named lolhe Dean's List enthusiastic. ha/d working hoirdreiief with (ollowirvj We offer flood commnvoo and benefits 477-43W Moiher's Day & Graduation Very special gifts from a very special store. Open till 8 on Thursdays. Nephrology Consultants, P.A. announces the opening of off ices at BAYTOWN DIALYSIS CENTER . 4500 Nortfc Baytown, T«x«s 77521 For the diagnosis and treatment of kidney related diseases... Diabefes-Hypertension-Renol Stones •Dialysis-Transplantation. C.G. M.D. BWPTWJ w ^^MV^VVflby ^^kflP* 7-! W.B. Ettorirttt, M.1.