The University Press (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1977 Page: 3 of 12
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UNIVERSITY PRESS April IS, 1977*3
Taylor, Crockett resign
Two original KVLU staff members.
Bob Crockett and Ray Taylor, resigned
Taylor, serving as news director, left
KVLU to enter the life insurance
, business, according to Ed Ivey, station
manager. Taylor felt that the time was
right to start planning his future and
felt there was no future for him in radio,
Crockett, program director, was
dismissed, according to Ivey, for what
Ivey said were “differences in program
According to Ivey, Crockett, who had
been running the afternoon “Pot-
pourri” show, was too music oriented
and did not deal effectively with the
other aspects of programming. Ivey
said he feels that music is only a small
portion of programming for a “non-
“Off the Bam Wall,” Crockett’s
“progressive-country” music show,
was replaced in January by the evening.
I haven’t seen that many teeth since the inauguration
Haymes tonight’s guest
in SSCC Coffeehouse
Bill Haymes will appear at 8 tonight
at the coffeehouse in the Red Bird Per-
ch, located on the first floor of the Set-
zer Center, according to Steve
Carruthers, head of the SSCC Cof-
According to publicity, Haymes spent
the first 17 years of his life on a small
^ farm in southwestern Missouri. He
^ began taking piano lessons at age 10,
which marked the beginning of his
Haymes says, “I began ^earning to
play the piano when I was ten; I began
learning to like playing the piano when
I was eighteen.”
Haymes says, “I watched,, ana
listened and began to learn. My grand-
mother showed me the way she played
gospel music on the piano, by ear; my
uncle Joe showed me the major chords
on a guitar; I learned a few simple
chords and songs on tenor guitar and
» “From these sessions, I got a feeling
for some of the older music, and-
more important- a feeling for playing
music ' with others, strictly for
to hold banquet
The Gamma Nu chapter of Sigma
Tau Delta English Society will hold its
annual Spring banquet at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26, according to Dr.
George deSchweinitz, sponsor.
Guest speaker for the occasion, which
will be held in the Spindletop Room of
Gray Library, will be Dr. J. L. Dillard,
noted linguist and formerly of the
«« Lamar University faculty.
Following the banquet Tuesday night
there will be an initiation of new mem-
Those members of Sigma Tau Delta
or English Department faculty wishing
to have more information should con-
tact one of the sponsors, Dr. deSch-
weinitz, Dr. Marilyn Georgas and djr.
Charles Summerlin, or chapter
president Barbara Bartlett.
In high school Haymes performed in
a string of bluegrass, rock and roll ban-
ds and folk groups. According to
Haymes, he played primarily because
it was fun, and communal, and a
definite relief from the crushing
boredom of life in southwestern
College in Houston brought changes
in Maymes’ musical career. He reports
that, “It was not until my college ex-
perience in Houston that I began to take
my own music more seriously. I started
performing as a single act in 1969, at the
old Sand Mountain coffeehouse and
during the next two years, met people
there who added to and broadened my
musical awareness and interest.”
In August of ’72 Haymes started
playing music for a living and has done
so since then, traveling and performing
from Oregon and California, through
the mid-west and mid-south to
Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
His current home is in Little Rock,
According to Haymes, his music now
is a combination of all those influences
and experiences, slightly swirled and
blended with the passage of miles and
time. “I still like to sing and perform,”
he claims, “and I still enjoy collegiate
Admission to the coffeehouse is 50
classical-music program hosted by
George Beverly in an attempt to
generate more financial support for the
station, according to Ivey.
“Barn Wall” had a large audience
but did not generate needed financial
support, Ivey said.
Since Ivey came to KVLU as station
manager in January, he has been in-
terested in fresh programming for the
station and has been leaning toward
classical music and contemporary jazz.
He said country music lies in a dif-
ferent direction from the one in which
he is trying to go.
“Crockett has a bright future in coun-
try music,” Ivey said. “I hope a local
station will pick him up.”
Ivey said the next program director
will be responsible for an intensive sur-
vey of the listening community to deter-
mine in which direction the station
needs to go to meet needs of the com-
“The staff change will be good for the
station,” Ivey said. “We are interested
in getting new people with new ideas.
All those guys who came to
Lamar to meet girls have plenty
of women to choose 'from, ac-
cording to a report released by
the Office of Admissions and
Records. On this campus, girls
out-number guys in each
The report on academic un-
dergraduates on all three Lamar
campuses shows 1,979 freshman
men and 2,119 freshman women.
There are 2,420 sophomore men
and 2,557 sohpomore women.
The count shows 2,532 junior
men and 2,754 junior women,
while there are 2,649 senior men
and 2,862 senior women.
The overall average is 2,595,
with a breakdown average of
2,519 men and 2,674 women.
The technical arts un-
dergraduates on all campuses
number 2,754 men and 2,798
women. The overall average is
Gentry Award nominees
announced, banquet set
The Spring semester nominees
for the Bess Gentry Award have
been announced according to Ann
Shaw, dean of student develop-
Patti Atkins, Beaumont ac-
counting major; Janice Echols
Carpenter, Houston biology
major; —'Laura Johnson,
Beaumont health and physical
education-dance major; Mindi
Saxon Nantz, Beaumont ac-
counting major; and Carol Sims,
Village Mills health and physical
education major; are the can-
didates. All these nominees are
scheduled to graduate in May.
In addition, there are fiv^-san-
didates from the December, 1976,
graduates who were announced
earlier in the semester. From
these ten candidates, three
finalists will be selected.
The winner and two runners-up
will be announced at the Bess
Gentry Award Banquet
scheduled for Wednesday in the
Spindletop Room, Mary and John
Gray Library. Tickets for the
banquet are available at the
check cashing booth in the Setzer
The nominees are chosen by
the five sponsoring organizations
who initiated the award in 1975 in
honor of Mrs. Bess Gentry. Mrs.
Gentry served as dean of women
from 1944 to 1968 and head of the
Department of Women’s Health
and Physical Education from
1944 to 1955. She was responsible
for establishing the sponsoring
organizations on the Lamar cam-
The sponsoring organizations
are Alpha Lambda Delta,
Association of Women Students,
Cap and Gown, Panhellenic
Association and Physical
Education Professionals Club.
OFFICIAL FINAL EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
TIME OF EXAM
& 5:00 TH only
Senior grades due to Admissions and Records no later than 8:30 a.m.
on Friday, May 13,1977.
All other grades are due to Admissions & Records no later than
Noon, Saturday, May 14,1977.
Commencement will be on Saturday, May 14,1977. Revised 2-22-77.
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Daniels, Cheryl. The University Press (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1977, newspaper, April 15, 1977; Beaumont, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth500331/m1/3/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar University.