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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 13

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pf.i-t i i 'i ' mi turnip (ti v -1 - 5. do I L Ml , '1 Mi PRIM AND PROPER "And how do you like your tea, my dear?" "From silver service, of course." These Victorian ladies, played by Ann McIIale, Paulette Lewis and Ruth Ann Flowers, appear in a scene from "The Importance Of Being Earnest". The classic comedy will be presented at Rosarian Academy Saturday and Sunday: 15 p.m. in the Fine Arts Theatre. FOJJ OMEN Palm Beach Post, Monday, Nov. 4, 196813 4 iii.i ni i H in ii from Cardinal Newman and North Shore High Schools. Wilde spoofs Victorian life and attitudes in his play particularly that quality of the ideal Victorian earnestness. From the pun in its title to the last line in Act III, it's wildly witty and wholly unserious. Author, audience, actors seem to be having an equally good time. Curtain goes up at 8:15, evening performances only. Tickets are now on sale. "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" has had one of the longest runs in the history of the theater. Its opening night was in 1895 and it's been rocking audiences ever since. November 9 and 10 this classic comedy will be presented at Rosarian Academy's Fine Arts Theatre by the private girls' school's Senior High Players. Boys' parts will be taken by students NOW BE SERIOUS Directing Rosarian Academy's play, "The Importance Of Being Earnest," is Sister John Virginia, O.P. She's having trouble getting Richard (Spadey) Brannan, opposite, to be earnest about his role. Brannan plays the Rev. Dr. Chasuble. Actually, It's Important To Be Earnest On Stage Absentee Vote Might Make A Difference I III III III III I II HI) ' . y - 4:' M t " -' t i l- IV .4 k EARNEST CONVERSATION Head up, shoulders back and take a deep breath. Now you're ready for curtain-time. Irene Moschini and Macky Mathews practice their roles in "The Importance of Being Earnest". It's a humorous parody on the serious Victorian era. NOVEMBER 9& 10 GWENDOLEN IS WOOED Gorgeous Gwendolen, played by Carol Grill of Lake Worth, hears sweet words, Victorian-style, from "Jack" (Bruce Schwack of North Shore High School). Those were the days when a man went to his knees to win his fair lady. claims a membership of 500,-000. Her partner In the top spot Is Jack McDonald, a Tenness-eean. Dottee looks and talks more like a college girl than a 33-year-old matron. When Interviewed she wore a navy and-white dotted blouse over a red-and white checked miniskirt and a pert halrbow. She has traveled 125,000 miles for the YR's during her term of office which expires next July. Ballot Security Besides the military absentee vote effort, which takes most of her working hours, Dottee Is Involved In ballot security arrangements. She sees the nature of poll-tics changing and taking on a more youthful flavor. "Young people expect a lot more today. They are more knowledgeable. They expect politics to be alive and meaningful and they have to feel they are doing more than stuffing envelopes." Half the young people who supported Democratic presidential hopeful Eugene J. McCarthy, she estimates, will vote Republican. "Many were Republicans to begin with. You'd be surprised how many of them were part of the 1964 Goldwater campaign. They went over to McCarthy and now are coming back." Former presidential candidate Barry Goldwater Is a long-time friend of Dottee and her husband Don, a former star linebacker at Arizona State University, which she also attended as an agriculture major. For Her Children She entered politics, she said, mainly because of her children for whom she believes "their heritage should be preserved." Daughter Kim-berly Is 14, and sons Cameron and Packard 12 and 11, respectively. The Fanchers raise quarter horses, sheep and cotton on their ranches near Tempe, Arizona and Mancos, Colorado. In 1966 Dottee served as campaign secretary to Rep. John J. Rhodes of Arizona and campaign chairman for State Rep. James F. Holley. Children and horses, she confesses, are the two things Dottee misses most as the campaign keeps her away from home for long stretches of time. For the past two months she has kept In touch with her youngsters via longdistance telephone. When the current effort Is over, Dottee looks forward to heading west and "being a woman" for a while. She professes no desire to remain in Washington, hopes one day to have her own campaign management and public relations business in Arizona. By VERA G LASER WASHINGTON (WNS) - If enough U.S. servicemen respond to the "come-hither" treatment offered by pretty, blonde Dottee Fancher, the armed forces may go Republican this year. Mrs. Fancher, wife of an Arizona rancher, heads the GOP's effort to woo the sol-dier-sailor-and-marlne vote. She Is dimpled, sexy-looking, and the mother of three. Despite the overwhelming voters' mandate Richard Nixon Is striving for, Dottee expects the election to be close. She knows absentee ballots can make the difference. "We've got 500 local chairmen operating In the U.S. and abroad, most of them clustered around military bases," she said. "We know two and a half million servicemen are eligible to vote this year and we're going after them." All Out Pitch This Is the first time, Dottee claims, that a political party has made an all-out pitch to the military. She said active programs are under way In Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. While campaign literature is not sent to bases, her field workers have been reminding servicemen for months, through personal contact and publicity, to obtain their ballots. Now, In the home stretch, they are dunned to mail them in. Traditionally, politicians aim only to get out their own party's vote and Dottee was asked how her workers Identify Republicans among the troops. "We don't really care. We're trying to get out the entire vote and let the chips fall where they may. From what they say and what we hear from their parents, we expect the majority to go for us," she asserted. One Fancher field man Is Wayne Marzek of Cicero, 111., a 21-year-old Army veteran who has suffered severe war Injuries Including the loss of an eye. After release from the hospital Marzek took on the vote task, personally has written 375 letters to former buddies in Vietnam and another 100 to hospitalized comrades. Another Is Jim WUdman of the Green Berets, also recuperating from wounds In Alabama's Shelby County Hospital, but nevertheless working as Dottee's local military absentee voter chairman. From the moment she enters her office at 8 a.m. until she leaves, around seven, Dottee Is in touch with her troops. She cited Pentagon figures Indicating that 75 per cent of eligible U.S. Marines voted In the 1966 election campaign, although the record for all branches of the service that year averaged only 50 per cent. Since July 1967 Dottee has served as the elected co-chairman of the Young Republican National Federation, which The Smart Set They Are All Out Capturing Fancies Trujillo, daughter of the late dictator, Is coming to see It. She doesn't like to miss anything. . . Pat Lawford, nee Kennedy, got the Fifth Ave. apartment Barbra Streisand wanted. C'est la Kennedy. When Lee J. Cobb does "King Lear" at the Vivian Beaumont theater in Lincoln Center Nov. 6th (the performance will benefit the Repertory theater) the audience will be frightfully fashionable. There's something about Go-nerll, Regan and Cordelia that always brings out the chic people. Anthony T. Mazzola, the magazine editor, has been knighted by the Italian government. The award, bestowed by Giuseppe Saragat, the president of Italy, was presented by Vleri Traxler, Italy's consul general In New York. It's for Tony's long interest In and service to Italy. CaroTony. had to scratch up some beds but she came through. Cotty Just adores a Challenge. Two years ago in Ischla, she was lowered over a sheer cliff to the water 300 feet below in order to show the Italian builders exactly how the villa she was designing for the Bunny Boissevalns should balance on the edge. She'd rather do It herself. The Italian builders felt exactly the same way about it. Don't you just know there will be gala doings in Washington, D.C., Nov. 14? When MGM stages the world premiere of "Shoes of the Fisherman" to benefit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts? William McCor-mick Blair Jr., our former ambassador to Denmark, now director of the JFK Center, will be host at the black-tie event whose chairmen are Al Prince Carl Gustav of Sweden. You can't help feeling sorry for the poor little thing! Beverly Bogert of New York and Newport Just bought three more French horses to add to the racing stable he maintains in France. He wouldn't have done It If he couldn't have afforded It. Cotty Pell, the American house designer and decorator, who lives on the lovely little touristy Italian Isle of Ischla, received an SOS telephone call from the George Mlddletons In Rome. Mrs. Mlddleton, I needn't tell you, Is the former "Paynie" Payson, daughter of the eminent Charles Shlpman Paysons of New York and Long Island. It seems she and George just rented a 17-room apartment In Rome, terribly long on view and short on furniture. Cotty had to start from scratch which means she ice Roosevelt Longworth and Mrs. Neylan McBalne. Washington's elite will attend the premiere by the Limousine-load, rest assured. To give you an idea of who's expected: Sen. and Mrs. Ted Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh D. Auchlncloss (she's Aristotle Onassis' mother-in-law), Justice and Mrs. Abe Fortas, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McNamara, Sen. and Mrs. Charles Percy, Sen. and Mrs. J. William Ful-bright, Jr. and Mrs. Roger Stevens like that. Later, they'll all repair to the Showcase Restaurant for a champagne supper. Anthony Quinn, the star of the picture, is flying over from Rome to be on hand. He hates to miss anything. Anyone attending the Nov. 18 champagne preview of the Manuel Carbonnell sculpture exhibit will be able to see the solid silver stallion he created for Desl Amaz. Fancy. Flor BySlZY NEW YORK Pla Deger-mark, the beautiful young Swedish girl whose film, "Elvira Madigan," captured the world's romantic fancy, has had her own romantic fancy captured around the edges. Elvira's in London making 'The Looking Glass War," her first American film, with young American actor, Chris Jones, who has captured a few fancies himself. (He was once married to actress Susan Strasberg). At this point In his free young life, Chris is red hot and strong girls faint when he appears. Pla hasn't fainted, but she trembles every now and then. Another ol her conquests Is David Nlven Jr., who has Inherited a lot of daddy's special appeal. If she gets tired of either Mr. Jones or Mr. Nlven what thought there's always her best beau Crown

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