Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 30, 1976 · Page 106
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 106

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 30, 1976
Page 106
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Keeping Up \g- ../With Qfouth by ^Pamela Swift THE LOOK: BACK TO THE WS 014-TlmeEltg*Mce The Teddy Boy cult of the jiving 1950's is the rave all over again in London. Each week thousands of rock 'n' rollers show up at various dance halls wearing the type clothes their big brothers wore 20 years ago. The kids have fallen in love with what they call "the Teds look." A 17-year-old Londoner shows off the new old look of the 1950's in the above picture. "Old-time elegance" is how he describes it. Incidentally, the most popular tune for the Teddy Boys is "Rock Around the Clock," a top number two decades ago. Rectfmtf Write The Veterans Administration has a new booJclet, "Home Buying Veteran," which explains all areas of concern to prospective home buyers. If you're a veteran of World War II, the Korean war, or have service after Jan. 31, 1955, your GI loan rights are available until you use them, with no deadlines. For a free copy of "Home Buying Veteran," write Consumer Information Center, Dept. 8, Pueblo, Colo. 81009. If they keep listening to rock music, many such enthusiasts by age 70 will be more Interested In hearing aids than music. Rock music with a noise level which exceeds 104 decibels can lead to hearing loss. This Is why Julias Bloom of New York City's Carnegie Hall has forbidden any rock concert above that decibel level. Under this restriction, such groups as Led Zeppelin, Slade, Grand Funk Railroad, Rolling Stones, and Black Sabbath cannot make it at Carnegie. The noise level In an average discotheque Is the equivalent of a thunderstorm, and the noise generated by rock group Is twice as loud. According to a study conducted by the Association of German Engineers, such music can lead to "permanent hearing defects or deafness." Noise Is measured by decibels and becomes detrimental to health when it crosses the 90-decibel range, led Zeppelin In concert reportedly plays In the 123-dedbel range and the Slade rock group in the 127- declbel range. There are 59 accredited dental schools in this country. Currently, 1861 women,are enrolled in them. These women comprise 9% of the 20,767 pre-doctoral students in dental schools. This is more than twice the number two years ago. In the past five years the number of women entering dental schools has increased more than sevenfold. Exclusive of living costs, a first- year dental student spends some-. where between $4200 and $4600 on tuition, instruments, supplies, textbooks, and other fees. Tuition costs for resident and non-resident dental students have jumped 68% and 62% respectively since 1970. The protest songs of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and other American artists are getting young people in Czechoslovakia into serious trouble. A few weeks ago, 18 of them.were arrested and^ charged with "rowdiness and disturbing the peace." Those arrested were young writers, artists, students and members of pop groups singing for freedom, a dangerous theme in a Communist country. In addition to the 18 who were arrested and threatened with three-year jail sentences, dozens of others have been interrogated in Prague, where house searches have resulted in the confiscation of Baez, Dylan, and other American recordings. Children in Western Europe suffer a higher rate of traffic fatalities than those in the United States. An average of 364 of every 100,000 children under age 15 in West Germany, for example, die annually in traffic accidents. In Great Britain the figure is 362 per 100,000. Other countries whose traffic kills more than 200 children per 100,000 each year include Belgium (292), Austria (281), Switzerland (233), The Netherlands (216), and Denmark (212). In the U.S. 160 children peMOO,- 000 die on our streets and highways. And the statistics are even better in France (156), Italy (110), and Hungary (75). GROWING FAST IN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE: SOCCER because it can be played without a lot of fancy, expensive equipment. "Moreover," he adds, "soccer is saferthan footbajf. And one doesn't have to be a 210-pound strongman to play the game. Parents are enthusiastic about the sport because they know their kids'are .having a good time without getting killed." Soccer is in its infancy in the U.S. but growing fast. . At the secondary school and college levels, soccer is becoming one of the fastest-growing team sports in athletic programs. "Economics and safety have played key roles in soccer's popularity," says Bob Anderson, editor and publisher of Soccer World. "Many school boards have cut athletic budgets and added soccer,

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