Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on April 6, 1975 · Page 33
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April 6, 1975

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 33

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16-E—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Sunday Morning, April 6, 1975 cina IJuo By FRANCES DIETRICH A reader asks: "Are all polyesters alike?" There are many different kinds, but all have basic family traits. It's understandable that most women think there are only two kinds of polyester, one being the kind used with cotton for permanent press fabric, and the other in 100 per cent double knits. They've been the polyester war horses for a number of years. A man-made fiber created from petroleum chemicals, sea water and air, polyester fiber was patented in 1950 by an English firm under the trade name "Terylene." In the same year, DuPont received an exclusive American patent for its trademarked Dacron polyester. In following years, the English firm licensed European companies for the production of polyester. In 19fiR, when the original patent expired, polyester became truly universal. It is now the major man-made fiber and is pxpncted lo dominate to an even greater extent in the near future. It's a good idea to get acquainted with the personality of a fiber (hat will literally surround you wherevor you are. Though a mere infant compared to natural fibers, polyester has had a meteoric rise because it is one of the most versatile fibers, man-made or natural. The fiber ran be altered in order to create many different fabrics from silky wovens to husky double kniis to carpeting and tire cord. One company, makes 47 different kinds of polyester fiber. The shape of the fiber has been changed from the early rodlike configuration to cloverleaf, "T" shape, five- and six-pointed star shapes. These variants give the final fabric less glare, more luster; a more natural touch, and in some cases, the sound or "scroop" of silk. Some polyester fibers are engineered to be thick and thin like linen. Some are soil-resistant; others have fire- relardant capability. As to consistent family traits, polyester has a softer feel than nylon, though harsher than cotton or wool. It is second only to nylon in strength. It has a low degree of moisture absorption and dries quicker than most fabrics. However, it is sensitive to oil-borne stains, which often require pre-laundering treatment. It does not "breathe" like natural fibers, so the ensuing fabric if tightly woven or closely knit will trap body heat in the summer or feel clammy in the winter. Texturized polyester filaments and short staple polyester combined with cotton, wool, linen or silk in woven wovens and knits are the answer to most of polyesters shortcomings. The natural fibers contribute their winsomeness and polyester adds its durability, resistance to wrinkles and its ease of wear and care. The newest development in polyester is the increased domestic production of a very fine denier fiber. Until recently, only 10 per cent of United States polyester fibers wore thin-drawn, though this silklike polyester has .been a Japanese specialty. Finer filaments are needed in this country to meet the demand of the women's fashion market for softer, lighter weight double knits and a denier that will work better in tricot knitting, where nylon has dominated. Finer polyester also gives fabric knitters and weavers the opportunity to create more exciting fabric with different textures and new pattern effects. Write Frances Dietrich care of The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Box 491, Lubbock, Tex. 79408. -f Mackeys Say Vows In Baptist Rites \DOLLAR DAY\ Emmanuel Baptist Church provided the setting for the exchange of double ring nuptial vows between Miss Doretha Eubank and Ronnie Mackey at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Charles Strickland, minister, officiated at the service. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. S.A. Eubank of 1912 7th St. and the late Mr. Eubank. She attended Moonrey High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. Mackey, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy R. Mackey of Rt. 9, was graduated from Coronado High School and attended Texas Tech University. Jerry Eubank of Oklahoma City, Okla., gave the bride in marriage. Brenda Daniel and Tommie Mackey served as honor attendants for the couple. Following a wedding trip to Ruidoso, N.M., the couple plans to make their home in Lubbock. MONDAY, APRIL 7TH w tiM Gu/t, £d/i&$Gm dtwiv you new WflflMW WIM> MRS. RONNIE MACKEY Ponli's Dream Playground Approved ROME (WNS) - It's taken five years for the dream to come true, but it has. Carlo Ponti, 61-year-old Italian movie producer- husband of Sophia Loren, has . been given permission to build a $50 million children's play ground in the south of Italy. Inspired by the birth of his son, Carlo Jr., he bought 470 acres near Taranto but the nearby village of Castellaneta didn't share Ponti's dream, Now the village council has relented. The Ponti village will have family villas for 7,000 plus a 'Disneyland.' Little Miss Lubbock Received Training from the Director* of the Modnl Perfocl * A CHARM CENTER FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES * LEARN POISE, PERSONALITY, MANNERS, MODRING * PAGEANT TRAINING FOR PETITE, LITTLE MISS AND TEENAGE DIVISIONS * SATURDAY CUSSES NOW FORMING PHON€ 829-2 144 RANSOM CANYON FO« BROCHURE AND INFORMATION ON HOW YOU* DAUGHTER CAN BEGIN HER 1BAINNG. DRESSES MISSES SIZES - ONE GROUP PRICE JR. DRESSES GROUP DRESSES MISSES SIZES - GROUP FROM REGULAR STOCK 1 /3 OFF SPORTSWEAR GROUP 3424 34th St. Indiana Gardens FOR YOUR WANT ADS CALL 763-9311 v \ \\ \\ \\ FT'^'^^."!?----— \\W\\! IIM- % \\^\ V\ \^ I//-'' .f S' -"'"/'/

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