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    Page Eight — THE GRYPHON — April 7, 1977
Mrs. Pryor Improves
Mrs. Pryor Doing Well
In Rehabilitation Center
Mrs. Betty Pryor, victim of an
unfortunate fall, took her first
unaided breath of fresh air in
four months, March 9, outside
the Houston Rehabilitation
Center where she is being
treated. She has been off and on
the respirator for sometime but
only within the hospital. She
has always been able to eat and
now goes daily, on a wheelchair,
to the cafeteria with the aid of a
portable respirator.
On November 11 of this year
Mrs. Pryor was demonstrating
on a trampoline to her gym class
about 9:30, when she landed
wrong. She said she “could
breath alright,” but that she
‘‘didn’t have any feeling.”
Coach Reggie Henderson alert
ed the office who called the
Stony Creek Rescue Squad to
take Mrs. Pryor to Nash General
Hospital. At the beginning she
thought she had some feeling in
her body. At Nash General she
was given emergency treatment
and then prepared for her trip to
Chapel Hill. At Nash General
she was given “excellent care
under Dr. Sein,” said Nurse
Williams. She was in traction
approximately two months
before she could be transferred
to a regular bed where special
equipment was set up to allow
her to watch television. Mrs.
Pryor has never lost conscious
ness and is very optimistic
according to her friends.
The Houston hospital is a
rehabilitation center located on
the Baylor University campus.
She went to Houston to see if
she is able to improve in any
way. According to Nurse
Williams, “she has pride about
her personal appearance and
still has a very alert mind.”
Mr. Reginald Pryor, husband,
said that “we hope that she will
be able to return. The house
may have to be rearranged to
make her home pleasant for her,
but I’m willing to do anything to
get her back home.” Mr. Pryor
was in Houston nearly every day
until very recently.
He plans to take his children
to visit their mother on Mother’s
Day. The Pryor’s have two
children, Raynelle, age nine and
Reginald, 11.
Letters and cards would be
greatly appreciated, report
several faculty members. Her*
address is Mrs. Betty T. Pryor
— Texas Institute of Rehabilita
tion and Research, Baylor
University, 1333 Moround Ave
nue, Houston, Tex. 77025.
DECA SUPPORTS: Joyners Athletic Shop provides the props for this realistic display of uniforms,
bats, baseballs, and gloves created by DECA. The display is quite an attraction to students.
[Photo by Hutchisson]
Fleetwood Mac Performs
At Greensboro Coliseum
AFS Shows Talent
“I appreciate the participa
tion on the part of the student
body at RMSH and the
community. I was very pleased
with the turnout.” Thus spoke
Gina Diehl, American Field
Service chairman, about the
AFS night held at RMSH on
March 10.
Gina went on to say that the
purpose of the annual talent
show was to make enough
money to sponsor and support
an AFS student next year.
Amoifg the performances
presented at the talent show
were the bands “Dry Ice” and
“Teq-uilla Sunrise,” the Fran
ces Redding Dance School
Students, the Faculty Chorale,
the Now Generation Singers,
speeches by Toretta Pollard and
' AFS officials, poems by Babs
Brown and Kay Batts, a drum
rendition by George Lee and
* a Costa Rican Dance.
Elisa Gonzalas, this year’s
AFS student, was one of the
participants in the Costa Rican
Dance. She reported she was
also very pleased with the show.
Fleetwood Mac, a well-known
rock group, performed at the
Greensboro Coliseum Saturday,
Mar., 10 with Firefall as their
back-up band. The coliseum was
packed (a sell out) with people
as different as Kiss is to Bob
Dylan. Middle age groups were
seen with bewildered but
pleasant expressions on their
faces while pre-teenagers were
jumping around and clapping
ecstatically. The rest of the fans
stood up for the four hour
festival, sat down, or lay down,
all the while loving every minute
of it. Some stored it all in their
heads to replay the fun to others
who missed it.
Firefall, a recent rock group,
played first. One of their songs
was the very popular, “You Are
The Woman.’*
After Firefall, Fleetwood
walked onto stage with the
audience holding up one match
to show their anticipation for the
performance.
Stevei Nicks, the lead singer,
was dressed in black and with
her blonde hair, she gave a
mysterious effect. The music
consisted of mainly big hits,
such as “Rhiannon,” “Land
slide,” and “Say You Love
Me,” and a few songs off their
latest album “Rumors.” Fleet
wood played for about two and a
half hours and returned for an
encore after five minutes of
clapping and stomping from the
cranked up audience.
A few of the songs that were
played were tapped for a
great hit album coming out
soon. After the conceit was
definitely over, some 11,000
people rushed for the doors to
go home, to go eat, or to go
listen to Fleetwood Mac., a
multitude of small groups
holding tightly to their drivers.
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