Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas on November 2, 1972 · Page 57
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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas · Page 57

Lubbock, Texas
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Thursday, November 2, 1972
Page 57
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Students Get Know-How, Credits «y JKKIU OSROKN Avalanche-, Journal staff TV scenes whore Ihe doctors . , run down the hall . . . cardiac ure both roistered nurses aric arrest . . . These aren't fiction, have had 18 hours of industrial One doctor ran out in the mid- education courses. The Texas die of his conversation about Health Education Occupation health occupation students the program has a state director wages or three-fourths mum wages. School In Morning the students K0 to M JHL LAB—David Komairt, .sou of Mr. and Mrs. At Komarek of 2S26 62nd &(., works m the laboratory of St. Mary Hospital. One of SO studmils in Lubbock who arc employed m medical and technical areas ax a part of their health education occupation course, IJatiirt. is a .senior at Monterey. (Staff Plio/o) LuBBOCKAvALANCHE-JOURNAL THE YOUTH BEAT / lo w Cy<? PACK 12-H, LIIBBOCK, TEXAS TIIUK.SUAV, XOV. •»', IH7-; British Group 'Yes' Close To Sounds Of Future Rock Hy .ION CI.KMKNS Youth Beat Writer The British group "Yes" is closest to what future rock will sound like. 11 is an absolute credit lo the intelligence ot the much-maligned rock audience that Yes is popular. For the group breaks many of the long- sacrccl commandments of rock and manages to make money rioing so. Artistically uncompro- mised commercialism, that's what it is. These nice words come from a columnist who is not particularly impressed with pop music complexity. One of rock's appeals anc! strengths has been its simplicity and dependence on monotony and boat, not complexity and message. Yet I can't say enough about the way Yes has so successfully taken artistic risks. Beginning with "The Yes Allum," -the group's third, and continuing through the successful "Fragile" and the new "Close to the Edge," Yes has been developing what amounts to a new sound. Keyed around a guitar-organ interplay, it is a complex mix. with what .seem k> be layers of texture and lots of notes. Yes is closer to jazz in lhat respect than to their i-ock rools. Hare Strength Few British groups—or American rock groups—utilize dy- wliiv:h includes Edge," lakes other day. Move Specter ran, too, so he consultants. , , could help-or watch and learn . a- Steve, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nor- visory committee made up of man Specter of 5<12(i 46lh St., is doctors, dentists and nurses in ono of 80 students in Coronado Lubbock who help formulate mid Monterey High Schools in programs and make recommen- ihe Health Education Occupn- dations to the coordinators. tion portion of cooperative or vocational education programs m Uiblxick schools. . , up an Muttenls in the health occupa- submitted to the Texas Education program work in x-ray tion Agency, Health Occupa- Students labs, dental offices, doctor's off- tions Unit. ices, hospitals, nurseries, physi- three credits for, - - cass- en I therapy labs and nursing work anc! performance on al , mcs - Ule training station. Both coor- nicy are saining experience dinators 1 and employers' cvalu- as well as credits for the coursc they are taking. For the dents' grades. . work they receive the govern- mcnt-established in i n i m u m mini- high school in the morning and they arc required to take the same couracs for graduation that all other high school students must take. In addition they take courses hat teach the medical e hies, terminology, anatomy And then they work in "training stations" where thcy apply what they learn. For many Iho work enables them to go on lo college or nursing school. Some continue their jobs through the summer and mere continue their jobs as they continue their education. "So many work out so well for the employer," said Mrs. lelcn Payne, coordinator for the program at Monterey High -School, "that they keep our students on—and then we have to find other training stations for new students." Cooperative Kfforl Training stations are always in need for the program. This program is a cooperative effort of the schools and the community, according to Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Loyce Johnson, coordinator at Coronado High School. It's a program for finding a place of employment where't students can learn somethinV "Close to the scary, as if the music wcrci 31301 ' 1 their chosen field. this approach even further. While the parts of the whole are tilled separately, the album side is a whole with each of the four purls depending on the rest. Barely Audible "Close to the Edge" moves quickly, loudly, in a frenzy, and contrasts brilliantly wilh the section entitled "I Get Up; I Gel Down" on the same side. Parts of the latter are barely audible, just the woven strands ot the group's vocalists in an ungclic harmony which contrasts with the drive of the instrumental in other portions. The fllbum side is a virtual sound trip. IVhal also strikes you about the band is the apparent perfection of its musicianship. The mood of their music is computer-like, almost cold and very billiant. IL isn't easy to warm up to at first—at least to my ears which have traditionally expected rock to boogie, if just a little bit. But judging from the sales of Yes albums, a new audience is developing which is more willing to listen beyond the siren song of heal and noise. Xo Superstiir If Leon RusselL or the Jlolling Stones are making music to dance to, Yes is more appropriately appreciated lying flat on your back with your eyes originating in the mind of the same man. And unlike many of rock's more gultcral screamers, these Englishmen have excellent voices which drift in the upper register to counter Wakeman's organ foundation. Yes—notably Roundabout" and "Close lo the Edge —also fool around with tempo changes more than most groups in the same school, and this loo is risk-taking, because a change in time will often distract the listener unlss his car is patient. But perhaps the most impressive srcngth of Yes is the ensemble-like unity of the band's work. Unlike Emerson, Lake & Palmer, which the group somewhat resembles, there is no superstar appearing lo carry the brunt of the load or the brunt of the ego-trip, as the case may be. namics to build power. Dynam- *"? , '»."f ."''»/ ... ,. ks, the mix of loud and soft I? "^f . 1 . lslc . nin K to . "* '»f cci ;passages lo create drama, is a ble d =! )th < )f SOUnd . th , Cy A&f ° 1 ' rare strength in a rock band?"', J ^ . Ul ° (mu f 1M! cquiva- which is usually able to sustain !cnt <' f lyl , ng 1out . sldc o '\ « sta "'y its drama on sound overload, n '? ht and /lowly rcah/mg the shier number of layers of slars individual instrumental brilliance or beat. IV-l- Ui uuell, „,, . . . . The mix of loud and soft of-L 1h< | >nt crplay between k •n .slows rtmvn n,™rr« nn,( boardman _ Rick \Vakcman ; that can be seen. The interplay between ten slows ciown progress and demands a more patient audience. Each texture must be pleasing or the listener will lose interest because of the lack of conditioning of the average rock listener's car. The hit .song "Roundabout," taken from the earlier "Fragile" LP, is a familiar example of how Yes has used dynamics lo sustain drama. That song, like many of their works, builds through several parts. IL is almost fugue-like in character. But the new album, specifically the side-long composition The Top Ten (Popular) Best-selling records of the week based on Cash-Box Magazine's nationwide survey: "Nights in While Satin," Moody Blues "Burning Love,' Elvis Presley "Ding-rr-Ling," Chuck Berry "Garden Parly," Rick Nelson "I'll Be Around," Spinners "I Can See Clearly Now,' Johnny Nash "Freddie's Dead," Curtis Mayfield "Ben," Michael Jackson "Listen to the Music," Doobie Brothers "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues, ' Danny O'Keefe guitarist Steve key- siid The Top Ten (Western) Best-selling country-western records based on Cash-Box Magazine's nationwide survey: Face," Donna Fargo 'It's Mot Love But It's Not 'Oncy, " Johnny Cash 'Class of 'S7, ' Statlcr Bros. 'My Man," Tammy Wynette 'Baby Don't Get Hooked on 'I Ain't Never," Mel Tillis 'Together Always,' Wagoner & Parton "The Lawrence Wpik-Hce- llaw Country-Revolution Polka," Roy Clark "I Take It on Home," Charlie Health education occupation programs were established at Monterey fiv e years ago and at Coronado four years ago. "These kids are taught things m the classroom," Mrs. Payne continued, "that enable them In know what they arc doing in the labs, or hospitals or offices." it makes able and willim employes available for tcchni cal or professional programs she noted. Answer Questions student may assist in setting patient information or run an electrocardiogram. Students ar e insurance clerks, nurses aids and orderlies. Thcy work- in pharmaceutical departments They take calls and answer questions—they know nil the usual procedures for routine blood counts and doing a urinalysis. "Thcy clean offices, wash glass wear and instruments or sol up instrument trays," Mrs Piiyne said. "They handle some 'glamour' jobs and some not so glamorous duties." Above all, the sludcnts "are enthusiastic," Mrs. Johnson said. Many in health occupational programs at both schools are honor roll students. "We've had some students come in who were not good students," Mrs. Payne said. "And once we found where they bc- onged in the program, they Jlossomed out. Tci'sonalHy Changes "One boy not only greatly improved his grades overall, )ut his personality changed Vom withdrawn and unsmiling .0 enthusiastic and outgoing." A student entering the pro;ram must have a backgroud average, and have a low rate ot absences and demerits. Mrs. Payne and Mrs, Johnson C ! UC £ consultant and two area The local program has an ad- Three Credits Given Training plans for each stu dent, must be drawn up and receive their class- - ations are considered in the stu- Allocation tor tho program is based upon how many students continue in the fields they studied. "This isn't just a program for providing a student with a job," Mrs. Payne emphasises. Training stations must be approved also and must provide work related to what the student is learning in the classroom, "if . it's just a job, that's not good -: enough," Mrs, Payne noted. Learn To Cope "We study understanding human behavior and interpersonal '•"'""---hips," Mrs. Payne cx- "so that they can loam cope with situations they y arise in the adult world of business. "We stress things both at the training stations and in class- work that wo hope will be of use to the students in their homemakinfr and as parents ' caring for their own families." Consultants for handling finances are made available to "" students. Game Called 'Zero CooP Makes Scene 15y ADAM DI PETTO Youlli Beat Writer Q: What's Ms panic suppos - edly making the rounds called " "Zero Cool"? — Lubbock, Tex. Pctcrs . A: They say: 55crn Coo] is (ending John Lcnnon five bucks . . . Mick Jiig K Br greeting you at a party and .Vim loll him, "Not noii- ,1'm busy." . . . Having B . J. Thomas hold an imilirclla over your hem! in a pouring rail). . . . Asking Steve McQueen ov«r to adjust UK-. sidevicw mirror on your Hondii. . . . You're in' HIP, White House and tho Hot Lino phone rings. Nixon picks it up and says, "It's for you." . . . Asking ihcj Galloping Gourmet to make hero sandwiches at your sweet sixteen parly— at IiBJ's ranch. . . . Fixing the feedback on Rod Stewart's guitar. . . . Having Kobert Flack como over to lullaby dm baby to sleep. {Anymore, readers?) » * » Whatever happened to Q: FIRST .JOCKKTTK Miss Kalhy Kusner was the first American woman lo receive a jockey's license. She received il. from the Maryland Racing Commission in October, 1068. SQUAn-Chccrkadcrs for the 197 2-7 3 school year at. At him Junior High bclirml arc, left to right, back row, Tricia Waters, daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Wai™ of 2706 58th St., and Karen Kcrr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kcrr of 2WJ 56th &/., and front row. Pai^c. Aldemon, daughter of Mr and Mr? Jack C. Alfhrsan of 2511 5Slh Si. Kcllcy Aher (kneeling), daughter of Mr and. Mrs. Jerry Mer of 35/2 7XlhSt., and Kay Yandell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Yandrlf. of 27/8 601 li St. (Staff Photo) Peter Noone (Herman) of Hcrman's Hermits?— UN., Washing Lou. D.C. A: I'cfer left (he grouji several years ago to go out on his own (getting marric-J in the process) lo do contorts, TV and films on his h o m e territory— England. Interestingly enough, Herman's Hermits is still alivo and kicking ard now manage it by Dusty Sprlngleld's former manager. * * * Q. I've been hearing -lots ol talk ?iJx)ul a new group called Fluff. The vibo s arc definitely positive. Can you tell me anything about them? — Maryjane O'Brien, Nyack, N.Y. A: You're right; disk industry denizens are sky high on li'lutf, n. new quintet being boomed for Rock honors by Roulette Records, which is just releasing Fluff's debut allnirn. Those privileged to hear advance spinnings of the I-t> tag it exciting-plus. TIio young cat who put Fluff together and is masterminding their re- oordings is Art I'olcnius, who produced hits by the Blue, Mugoos, The 'fllaKi- cians and others. T''luf/'s line-up, average ago 20, is comprised of Jorcy Ortiz (load singer and 'guitar), Dane M.ygiml (organ and pinno), Tommy Sc.hiff (lead guitar), Russell Sciiiiinorcr (luiss) and Roger Ktilm (drums). * * * Q: I'm doing an English report on ESP. Do you know where I can write Tor some information on ESP and could you give me an address for the TV mentalist, Krcskin?— Brenda Smith, Roa- nokc, Vn. A: Numerous universities arc presently engaged In KSI' research and experiments. Try Kent Slate University, Kent, Ohio, wlicro astronaut Edgar Mitchell has l»cen signed to tench a course in para-psychology. (He had conducted several experiments in KSI' during the trip or Apollo U lo the moon.) Kreskln's address is c/o Metromedia, 205 East fi'th St., New York, N. Y. * * * . (Gfif :i riiieMInn? Send l( In Adam III Pelln, In r.«rr. nl llil.i nnvMianrr. limy MI* ninil Inltrtxllnf wrtllnni rnn Tin ansn-trril and no nrnnnal rrjille., will lie irlvtn.) rn'r MES ^ AUOUND WITH UIM-Jim Crocc (pronounced CROW- U-lNLj became a jolk singer while leaching school and a songwriter while driving it truck, ///.y alburn, "You Dont Mess Around With Jim" has been a hit since its re/cast; in May. a * ********* Jim Croce Now Has Working Phone, Plus Car On Which He Can Depend I5y KAIIKAKA MvU'lS Youth Beat Writer PHILADELPHIA—You don't mess around with ,lim Crocc. He's a man lo be reckoned with especially now that he has a working telephone and a func- Uonal car, bonuses reaped from the sudden success of his al- ly not the most-rewarding work he has done. "I guess it was the boredom of the work that kepL my head clear and I was able to think and that's when I had time to reflect on my life and put the thoughts together. It was these reflections that turned into _ — v.w.*.. MI ,,io «,- n,nw^Lmiia inai. LIUJIUU inio bum, You Don't Mess Around "You Don't Mess Around with ur.iu i, m •• jim/ , Jim became a songwriter while driving a truck but he became a performer as a .schoolteacher, a year he looks back on as self-gratifying, but frustrating. H c had the pleasure of knowing tic had personal success with his students, even if the school system failed to recognize his worth. "I taiiRlit the only grammar- school class anywhere where half the pupils had deferments. I was the seventh teacher to be assigned to the class the first month of the semester. The class was supposedly uncduc- ablc. The first six teachers spent all their time trying to discipline the kids. I won them over, and soon the principa came in and disciplined me. They had never seen a teacher get reprimanded before and Jim." A former schoolteacher, Jim need not remind himself of his success. The offers to perform around the world are impressive testimony lo the fact. But just to add a bit of irony his achievement, he's had ttic gold album framed next to a letter rejecting the material as "not strong enough for us." As a matter of fact, Jim takes pleasure now in recalling that the demo was turned down by every major American record company before it was recorded in Europe. •lust Wanted Car His is nut exactly a rags-to- riches slory, because if Jim is rich he's not aware of it nor docs he covet wealth. "I just wanted one car I could depend on. Before all of| :his happened I would stop by the junk yard and try to find one Ural worked. Last year I owned 20. One car had 15 inch wheels on one side and IG-jnch on the oilier. It always felt like I was going around a corner." The working telephone is another indication that he has arrived. "We [,3d one we used to just sit and look at because the >hone company had the service "I sat in front of them with a guitar on my knee and sang to them about the beginnings of their country. They listened and they learned, and when my teaching contract was not renewed I decided lhat I would continue as a folk singer. Actually, I was waiting lo be drafted, so I joined the National Guard, and while waiting to be called I couldn't get a decent job. That's when I decided to try folk and wife.' singing that's in how coffcel louses I met my urned off until pay the bill.' I was able to This is actually ,7im's second urn around. He had tried once icfore, when he and his wife fngrid, played the coffeehouse circuit, sometimes driving a housand . miles between gigs md worrying all the way that he car would make it. Watch JJarhCr I'olc Thcy bad a two-record con- ract which withered into oblivi- >n after the first record, and he couple decided to forsake how business for a country arm. They moved inlo a pro- Revolutionary (American) home n Wagonlown, Pa., about 40 miles from Philadelphia where T lm grew up. "It's the kind of place where people watch the barber pole pin for plains. excitement," be ex- Thcy farmed their own vcgc- ablcs and Jim foraged for ood, but when thcy had their irst baby he got a job as a ruck driver in a gravel pit and niarry. This is only one of the many jobs the 29-year-old singer has held in his lifetime, and, while it led directly to his present: success, in itself it was ccrlfiin- thcy must have empathized with me." Jim says that most of the pupils in the class were 16 or older and had never really learned to read. 1'rincipal Came Along "Bui they knew lhc lyrics'of all the chart records. So I used to play Temptations for them or the Supremcs and have them sing along. Then I wrote the lyrics on the blackboard and they followed Ihe words and sang. "I was just (caching (.hem something thcy were interested in and the principal came in one day and wanted to know what was going on. "To teach Ihcm long division I brought several loads of Italian bread and salami and cheese and peppers. I asked one of Hie boys to put it all togelhcr and I asked the class to time him. It took him 30 min ulcs. 'Then I asked him how long it would take lo make one for everyone in the class and the whole class figured it out in a second and Ihen we had a party." Studied Accordion Iff became a folk singer while teaching history. He had studied accordion as a child jesting that every child in South Philadelphia studied accordion and had taught himself the guitar and harmonica. He had even created an act as a one- man band which he perfected at a neighborhood bar during his college years at Villanova University. But it was for his class lhat he started creating music. Orders Arrive He and Ingrid were married and, after waiting almost a year to be called for service, the orders arrived while they were honeymooning. "When I look over my life I realise that each event contributed to the next. If I hadn't given up my first career and become ;t truck driver, then 1 might never have had this second chance." Jim is currently touring with Woody Allen and making a few appearances wilh Randy Newman. But mostly he's writing music. "You can't chase too many rabbits," I used lo tell my class. "I'm going to let someone else hassle the business problems and dandle career. I just want lo write my music, or I'm going to be back fillling out job applications." Elvis Courting o Beauty Queen MEMPHIS, Tenn. .(AP) -A Memphis beauty queen reportedly is being courted \rj entertainer Elvis Presley. She is Linda Diane Thompson;. a former Miss Tennessee University, Miss Memphis Slate University, Miss Mid-South and Miss Liberty Bowl. She represented Tennessee in the Miss USA beauty pageant. Presley and Miss Thompson- nave been seen together over the past several weeks, and she ' currently ^s visiting him in Las Vegas, Nev. "All I know is that Linda told several of us that she was E o- mg lo visit, with Elvis in Las Vegas," said Martha Marks'' president of the Memphis Slate sorority to which Miss Thomn- son belongs. ' S. A. Thompson confirmed' that his daughter is in Las Vegas, hut said he doesn't" know when she plans to return "' Presley recently fijed for divorce from his wife Priscilla at" Santa Monica, Calif. They were' married May 1, Vegas. j n

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