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Monday, November 17, 1975
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1 uggest 'Medical Message' Topics, Public Urged .' Medical Message is a weekly article on health education provided as a community service by your county medical society, the Nashville Academy of Medicine. A special project of the . Academy's Community Response Committee, Medical Message each week is prepared by a local physician who serves as a spokesman for the Academy. i The week's article is submitted by Dr. Benjamin F; Byrd, Jr., Chairman of the Community Response Committee of the Nashville Academy of Medicine and President of the American Cancer Society. By Dr. BENJAMIN F. BYRD Jr. MEDICAL MESSAGE will appear as a , regular feature in The Tennessean each Monday. The series of articles scheduled to " appear will be prepared by various physicians of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, these '. articles are designed to help the people of our community maintain good health and to re cognize early signs of illness, adjust to a serious illness, or assist in reaching professional medical help. The articles will cover a wide range of health topics including, initially: abortion, alcoholism, allergy, birth control, cancer, drug abuse, heart disease, hypertension, infertility, medical malpractice, patient- complaints, physical fitness, sexual behavior, smoking, venereal disease, and weight control. Subsequently, articles expanding on special interest areas will be published and, as occasion arises, an effort will be made to bring immediate questions in the field of medical information to the public's attention. The articles are not intended to advise people as to why they are sick or to encourage self-diagnosis and self-treatment. ' ; The Community Response Committee of the Academy hopes that the reading public will request articles on specific topics. Such requests should be forwarded to Nashville Academy of Medicine, 205 23rd Avenue, No., . Nashville, 37203 (phone 327-1236.) An effort will be made to fill those request which seem to be of general interest and, hopefully from these suggestions, a continuing comprehensive information service can be furnished. . The Community Response Committee of the Academy is unusual in that it serves as a vehicle for laymen and physicians to work together in identifying and assisting one an- . Medical Message other in the resolution of local health care needs and problems. This column is one of the current objectives of the committe ; to meet the need for additional and more . widespread medical and health care information. The members of the committee are: Nelson Andrews, John Boone, Mrs. Irwin Eskind, Robert Norton, the Rev. Stuart Nunnally, Carlton Petway, Dr. Joseph Bistowish, Dr. B. F. Byrd, Jr., chairman, Dr. Philip Noel, Dr. Gordon Peerman, and Dr, David Pickens. The committee was appointed by Dr. Pickens, who serves as President of the Nashville Academy of Medicine. . ' The Committee is most grateful to The Tennessean for agreeing to publish this feature on a regular basis and welcomes the opportunity to serve the community by providing health information which will be of interest and value to all readers. The committee serves in this area of public information as the spokesman for the Nashville Academy of Medicine. This Academy is the local affiliate of the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Medical Association. It is composed of some 850 physician members who represent 37 fields of practice, all local hospital medical staff, and Nashville's two medical schools. We welcome -you as readers to this most recent feature of The Tennessean and ask again for your participation in our selection of areas of public interest in which the Academy may be of service. Premiere 'Overwhelms7 Earl Scruggs By LYNX HARV'EY. Theater in the Jolin F. Ken- also includes conversations .staff correspondent nedy Center for the Per- 'with Scruggs himself. 11 A S H I N G T O N - forming Arts. . Richard Abrams0I1) young ft Country music banjo Scruggs, who was also superstar Earl Scruggs said seeing the film for the first scribed the movie as "a sim- he was "just plain over- time, said he is "very im- piefilmaboutashnpleguy.l wneimea nere lasi mgni as pressed wun me producers more than 1000 people at- film work." tended the world premiere of The film spotlights a ten- a film designed as a tribute hour concert at Kansas State to him. University in Manhattan Banjoman celebrates held in Scrucns' honor. In- was co-sDonsored bv Sena what Scruggs calls the high- terspcrsed are interviews tors Howard Baker and Bill light of his musical life. It with concert stars about how Brock and the Tennessee was shown publicly for the Scruggs influenced their congressional delegation, list at the premiere suDDort first time at the Eisenhower various forms of music. It. and was followed by a supper ed Baker's contention. think po-eple responded well," he said following the showing. "I'm delighted." The premiere last night on the lawn. "Earl Scruggs has been a significant figure in the entertainment complex in Tennessee for many years," Baker said, "and this is a most significant event in his career. Frankly, it turned into a bigger event than I had imagined. I had people coming up to me on the senate floor all week trying to find extra tickets." The distinguished truest b net ifiMM JteiP 44 jil & rf' Jim JXitjmmk: -23t , LlL. 2Z.dSm Among political figures corated the red-carpeted present, in addition to those hall, from Tennessee, were Jack . . , . Ford, son of the President; Am th "struments Sen. Gary Hart (D.-Colo.) Twere.a man?0l',n hn fa Mrs. Ethel Kennedy; Mr. Louvm, a gui ar from Carter and Mrs. Charles Robb, son- Stanley of the bluegrass in-law and daughter of the narnleny BrT anc?ut-Lyndon Johnsons; and?, SS gfS is recover- gJwUh ing from the recent crash of om, - ,i 7 . his private plane, attended als0 ncludced six the premiere with his wife banJos. one from Scruggs Louise and members of the ouTn, c? lccf10n: . ... Earl Scruggs Revue-sons Thefilmischmaxedwitha Steve, Randy and Gary, and ' mannce hev Larl drummer Jody Maphis. rfugf ev"e f ,?afnsas Scruggs was also joined by State Leading up to that are hisphysican.Dr.W J.Card, c's b Joan gaeJ ?av,d but the banjo man said h S8;,1';?531"' was feeling well. JcTk ff lho"-J"? "Really the biggest prob- gekon. Mother Earth, the lem is this full cast on my left ?and-a"d leg." He was also hampered a"d ,Merle son- by a cast on his left arm, Mlss NLe son and Bromberg which he said he expected to W(:re able to attend the pre- have removed m about four ulltI 1 ldbl IutIIL WSu" t. .. The "Tennessee Supper" pos'ts supported the wheels him. Autograph seekers and a u u on tne lawn of the Kennedy were garlanded with Ten- newsmen kept him constant . 'U f) si ,, i. Ana.l hmi.i iiiiMt 1,111 ,t Among the 1 000 guests ot the premiere was Jack Ford, son pf the President, who congratulated Scruggs at the reception. t 1 A - it. 11 I 7 " 7 " u Center foUow'ttg the showing nessee country hams said, so I can get back to wacylin9rppn9n()u.Mtp striped tent decorated with eluded Scruggs' longtime h . , . himself a banjo enthusiast picking. Others from Nashville in- From the Country Music Association were new President Ron Bledsoe and the executive director, Mrs. Jo Walker. The Kennedy Center lobby outside the Eisenhower Theater was filled with milling crowds long before the 8 p.m. curtain. Photographic displays, one by Senator Baker himself, and instruments of Scruggs' kind of music de- wagon wheels were lanterns. n ly from his meal, but he was basking in the excitement of Scruggs sat at a round the evening, table with his family, a full "The food's not really im- plate of turkey, dressing and portant tonight," he said the trimmings in front of with a smile. Tennessean ruinp THE TENNESSEAN, Monday, November 17, 1975 27 AP Wirephotos ' Still in a wheel chair from his recent plane crash, Earl Scruggs is greeted at the Kennedy Center in Washington last night by Sen. Howard Baker right, and Sen. Bill Brock, after the premiere of Banjoman, a film about Scruggs' career. His son, Steve, looks on. . Despite Crowd, Setting, Stephen Stills Satisfies By EXE ZIBART IF -THERE IS SUCH A THING as a rock aristocracy Stephen Stills must surely rank high. Look at the list of credits: Buffalo Springfield, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nasn (and Young) , credentials spanning the progression of what is now a crucially important field of contemporary music. His appearance Saturday night a t Vanderbilt's Memorial Gym should have been an unqualified success. That it was not (unqualified, that is) is due much more to the technical aspects of the concert and to the audience than to any fault of Stills'. The flock of the faithful seemed to number about 6,000; there were a couple of thousand more who were more interested in the fraternity parties down the street and the dope down the aisle than the music. It's one thing to whoop OA Review forced to abandon the high harmony because of his strained vocals. Three songs later and halfway into "Wooden Ships," his voice began to clear up, and when he returned shortly thereafter for his solo set, he was in better shape to carry it off. That middle section was without doubt the best. Surrounded by the erect necks of his instruments, he played slide, banjo and twelve-string as well as the acoustic. Unlike many performers, especially those whose names are so closely associated with a group, Stills is secure enough to use other writers' material, even well-known numbers. Two of the best pieces of the night, for example, were "Everybody's Talking," by Harry Nilsson out of P red Neil, and "Blackbird," by the Beatles out of the white it up when someone mentions Charlie Daniels one expects that as the crowd did when a member of the opening band, Mama's Pride, mentioned that Daniels "sent his love" to the audience. It is quite another to let loose with a rebel yell in the relative quiet of asolo set by the headliner. And the tossing about of Dalloons, giant footballs and Frisbees is growing old (one would think, rather, that it was a bit young for a college crowd). Nevertheless, Stills' overcame what appeared to be hoarseness, fuzzy acoustics (there's nothing much one can douith a gymnasium, admittedly) and the heavy weight of expectation to execute a satisfying concert. album. Seated in the spotlight in his No. 18 football jersey, Stills conveys a kind of naivete hung over from the sixties. His encore, "The Cost of Freedom," has the same sort of simplicity and directness, an idealism, however sorrowful, that may have passed from the scene with the protest generation. Find the cost of freedom, Buried in the ground; Mother Earth will swallow you, Lay your body down. Repeated over and over a capella, as the band joined him at the microphones, it became a lament and a remonstrance for the growing apathy of students. After all, Stills' believed for What It s Worth, too. As for the opening group, the known facts include onl that they are called" M There were basically three sets. Beginning with about 20 Louis and that thev wore iust sicned. reoortedlv with a minutes with his back-up band. Stills'chose to open with his large bonus, by Ahmet Ertugcn for Atlantic. Hot stuff for a one solo top ten hit, "Love the One You're With," but was lukewarm band. George Jones & Tommy Wynette, no longer partners in marriage, renewed their singing partnership Friday night at Jones' Possum Holler Club in Printers Alley. During the evening the couple took a turn on the dance floor j i l ; i.. i j l cna laugmngiv reasea eacn ;:, wi lib i wii jiuufc wiiu vii lit t k A ennt fin Lit tliAu sang tour songs together ( iiiuuuiny nc re wunnu Hold Un (to each other), aha stf tUa mnnu mnlfAiin duefs they recorded during 4 fef f rt- o spar-rtfied six year mar f w ? V nage that ended in March. Later in the evening, Miss Wynette soloed on "Slight lu 1 1 c 04 Waman" ftttA fin. VIIIWII W.HM III!" f ' ished with a chorus of f , "fstnn Ru Yam Mn " ...... U, . Afterwards, Miss Wyn- kt- ette sn'iA she intrndt to L.. I . L...1 j : I?. siunu oj iici -nuDong in upcoming recording ses- r sions ana live pertor-f iiiuiucs, uui iiiui nw marriages ore in t offing. Photo by i. Clark Thomas M s r 1 H 7 ; - : I I ! l "7 i , ijl 4 I' i I . I '" 1 ; 1 ; :

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