A battery of tests
to test your battery
1. If you had to boost the battery to start your car, this means
a. you need a new battery
b. you should have your electrical system checked
c. you need a new starter
2. If a battery has only one dead cell, it will still work because the rest
3. A Battery Hydrometer is a instrument used to check
a. the fluid level in the battery
b. the specific gravity of the fluid
c. the color of the fluid
4. A loose alternator or generator belt has nothing to do with charging
your car's battery.
5. You have just installed a new battery in your car, the horn won't
blow, the lights won't come on and the car will not make a sound.
a. you need new lights and horn
b. the battery must not have any acid in it
c. you must have loose or dirty connections
6. The higher the battery amperage the better the battery.
7. You can always tell if a battery has 12-volts because
a. it has 12 cells (places on top to put water in)
b. it has six cells
c. It has the terminals on the side of the battery instead of top
8. As long as your battery is sitting in your car where it won't fall,
there is no need for a battery hold-down.
9. You can easily distinguish the negative battery cable (on negative
ground cars) because
a. it is connected to the starter
b. it is connected to the engine or metal
c. it is always colored black
10. Your electrical system consists of a battery, alternator or
generator, starter, and voltage regulator.
1. B. - Something in your electrical system might have just pulled
your battery down. If so find the problem and that battery might
charge back up.
2. F ALSE-It only takes one dead cell to make a battery bad.
4. F ALSE-A tight belt is needed to keep the battery charged.
8. FALSE- All batteries have plates inside, when a battery is loose,
through normal driving, the plates may come apart causing your
battery to go bad.
If you missed 2 or less...you know more than most men.
If you missed 4 or less . . you're ready to buy an auto repair manual
If you missed 5 or more ... good, maybe I can sell you a new battery.
Jan Tarver is a mechanic employed by Sears.
Houston's celebration of International Women's Day— a Women's
Parade on March 6 and a cocktail party on March 8 are planned.
A Bicentennial Women's Parade with the theme, "200 Years is Long
Enough to Wait," is focusing on the national ratification efforts of the
ERA. Gertrude Barnstone is chairperson of the event.
Women and men wishing to work on the Women's Parade should
contact Juneau Shepherd, UH Women's Advocate at 749-3388.
The NW-Houston NOW Chapter is coordinating an International
Women's Day cocktail party honoring women of the Foreign Consular
Corps in Houston. The party is tentatively being planned for March 8
from 7 to 10 p.m. at the home of B. L. and Harry Jamail, 11125 North
Country Squire Road, (Memorial area).
If you would like to be a sponsor of the International Women's Day
party, call Barbara Lane-Farley 461-3212 or 461-6075.
Counselors Charlene Torrest, right, discuss plans for a mother- 28 at the Family Service Center,
left, and Stella Edmondson, daughter workshop on February
Exploring a new relationship
"There is no other relationship
that has as many possibilities or
as many pitfalls as that of the
mother-daughter," said Counselor Stella Edmondson, one of
the coordinators of a one-day
workshop, "The Mother-
Daughter Experience." Open to
women 18 and over, the workshop
will be held February 28 from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Family
Service Center, 3635 West Dallas.
"In the workshop we hope to
recognize the pitfalls but emphasize the enriching
possibilities that exist between
mother and daughter," Charlene
Torrest, counselor and co-
coordinator added. "It is the
ever-changing quality of the
relationship that we wish to
The coordinators hope the adult
participants will recognize each
other's individuality and will
examine the possibility of being
"This is not a day for heavy
confrontation but rather one
designed to open or improve
communication between two
adult women who just happen to
be related to each other," the
The workshop is $30 per family
($10 deposit). Mothers and
daughters wishing to participate
should call 524-3881.
Lilith, a planned city-wide
women's center, needs to
establish a good credit rating
before it can purchase a building
space to serve the total needs of
Lilith co-founder, Lynne Mutchler, put it this way: "In the
same way a young woman on her
own must establish credit, so
Lilith, Unlimited, Womansplace
in Houston, must establish a good
payment record to prove both the
seriousness of our purpose and
our business acumen.
"We would like to find a cheap
(or free) house or office to start
our telephone service, our
feminist library, and our media
service and printing facilities,"
If anyone has a suitable space,
they should contact Lynne
Mutchler, 667-6932, Brenda
Lewis, 668-3145, or Kay Whyburn,
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Health Task Force for the
Houston Inner City NOW, a
chapter that strongly supported
Alison Druck and Mary Lee
Guidry, two nursing candidates
for the Board of Managers.
Heavey says, "Dr. Watson has
done more to advocate for
patients than any other board
member. If he is replaced by a
nurse - a minority or white
woman - it will be another
classic case of pitting minority
men against women and making
us all fight over the crumbs they
throw at us. I think it's vicious."
Heavey, herself a longtime
advocate for better health care,
has personally advocated that
half the hospital board be composed of women because women
make up half the population and,
therefore, comprise half the
hospital patient and employee
As a spokeswoman for Inner
City NOW, she wrote each
commissioner a letter on behalf
of the appointment of Druck and
County Commissioner Eckels
replied: "Many years ago, I
learned the importance of having
the woman's point of view in
Boards of this nature and I am
proud of the fact that Ms. Barbara Schachtel has been on the
Board for some time. I think Mrs.
Schachtel is extremely well
qualified having been so closely
related to the public service area
to which her husband is so
dedicated. I would like to see an
expansion of this to include the
"I do not, however, find that
there is an opening suitable for
the appointment of either of the
fine ladies you have recommended. Please be assured that
careful consideration was given
to all areas of responsibility and
in my determination, the reappointment of Quentin Mease
and Dr. Alexander bringing with
them Mr. Danny Knowlton is in
the best interest of the hospital
and the taxpayers of Harris
Judge Jon Lindsay wrote the
Houston Inner City NOW chapter
as follows: "I supported Dr.
Alexander's reappointment and
thus voted against Commissioner
Bass' substitute motion to name
nurse Alison Druck. In doing so, I
by no means opposed having a
nurse on the board. Indeed...I
definitely favor a nurse
representative. It just seems that
next year, when four of the
board's seven seats come up, is a
likelier time for making that