Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on March 6, 1968 · Page 16
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 16

Tucson, Arizona
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Wednesday, March 6, 1968
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Comics Movies Qtitizen WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 1968 PAGE 17 Television Radio DON SCHELLIE Gilbert Sullivan 'Gondoliers' Afloat The gondola finally has dropped anchor at the Tucson Music Center, though not a moment too soon. It had been a choppy voyage. But tomorrow evening the curtain will rise on the first of five performances of Tucson Gilbert Sullivan Theater's production of "Gondoliers," right on schedule. Charting the course for that "choppy voyage" from talking stage last September through performances this weekend has been no small task, though. Just ask anyone who has participated in any community theatrical production. GS President Irving Ostroy, Miss Barbara Burr, secretary, and Mrs. L. A. Brunsting Jr., treasurer, have worked with m u s i c a l d i r e c t o r Alan Schultz and stage director Francesca Jarvis in getting "Gondoliers" afloat. Putting aside the matters of casting and such, the problem of finding places to rehearse probably was the greatest difficulty. "We rehearsed," said Mrs. Brunsting, "wherever anyone would take us in." "Us" -- in this case -- being a cast of 43, including principals and chorus. "So," she continued, "we've been bouncing about all over town." On certain evenings the Unitarian Church was available to the group, and on other evenings the recital hall of Muller Piano Co. Then, again, the group was able to use facilities at St. Michael and All Angels Church, and at other times the company invaded the Knights of Pythias Hall. "And when there was no other space available to us," said Mrs. Brunsting, "we ended up in living roo2ns of private homes." Happily, though, the Gilbert Sullivan outfit was able to drop anchor at Tucson Music Center, for final rehearsals the last two evenings. Tonight will be dress rehearsal and tomorrow evening it's for keeps. Performances at the Music Center, 330 S. Scott St., will be held at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Matinees will be at 1:30 Saturday and 2:30 Sunday. Ticket information is available at the Music Center box office. Action, Please! I! you have a question or a problem to be solved write to Action, Please, care of the Tucson Daily Citizen. Reporters will investigate your queries and answer them in this column. Questions must be submitted in writing and eontaiu full name, address and, if you have one, your telephone number. Names will be withheld on request. QUESTION -- The recent auto-pedestrian accident at Palo Verde and Grant has prompted me to take action contemplated for quite sometime. For many months I literally have taken my life in my hands in attempting to cross Grant both as a driver and pedestrian. Notwithstanding the fact that each of us is more conscious of problems directly affecting us, it certainly appears that a traffic light is much more a necessity at Palo Verde and Grant than at Mountain and Grant where one was recently installed. -- Jack Wine, 3514 E. Edison St. ANSWER --A new signal has just been installed at Dodge and Grant, this intersection get- iting the preference over Palo Verde and Grant. City traffic engineers say this signal was more in need there than at Palo Verde because of a heavier cross-traffic volume and worse accident rate. The signal at Mountain and Grant was placed there for the same reason: More need, according to survey., QUESTION -- In the 2400 block of North Fair Oaks is an old adobe building which is partly fallen down. I am afraid ithe lady or her pets could get hurt if she were in the yard when the loose parts of adobe fall. Shouldn't these ruins be taken care of? ANSWER -- Yes. City : n- spectors have notified the landlord to clean up and make necessary repairs or demolish the accessory building. They will follow up to see that it is done right. QUESTION - Why is a contractor allowed to keep open for over a month a big hole that is close to the south-bound lane on Park below Ajo Way? This is a traffic .hazard. If northbound cars do not yield by going off of the shoulder, one is caught in a squeeze between the two barricades. ANSWER -- City officials admit this is an inconvenience but claim it is justifiable solely because there is a very urgent requirement for utilities in this area. Installation necessitates "open work" areas such as this one. Hopeully, it will be taken care of soon. ' QUESTION - Why can't something be done to Franklin Street, between Stone and Church. I drive over this street four times a day to and from work and it is in terrible condition. Couldn't a complete repav- ' ing be possible instead of those so-called patch jobs that make things worse? ANSWER -- The city ran out of money before it got to Franklin. Public Works officials say that, although a priority need for general improvement was recognized, the budget funds were exhausted before getting to it on the current fiscal year's, program of repaying. It has been placed on the fall repaying program, and the job will be done then. ANN LANDERS Pregnant! 3 Months After Adopting Baby Dear Ann Landers: My wife and I tried unsuccessfully for six years to have a family. She became so depressed about her inability to have a child that our physican strongly recommended adoption and agreed to help us. Six months ago the physician told us of an out-of-wedlock baby he was due to deliver and he asked if we wanted it. We jumped at the chance. The' baby is not three months old, healthy, beautiful and has changed our lives completely. Last week my wife began to complain of nausea in the morning and dizzy spells at night. Yesterday she went to the doctor. She is nearly three months pregnant. I was delighted with the news, but she is a nervous wreck. She insists she cannot manage two babies so close together and we must give up either the adopted baby or the newborn infant. She can't decide which, but she says it's got to be one or the other. What do you say? -DOUBLE DAD Dear Dad: Many women manage with two and even three babies less than a year apart. If you give your wife the encouragement she needs she Will make it through this difficult period with flying colors. I promise you, a year from today ·he wouldn't take a million dol- lars for either of the babies, and please tell her I said so. Dear Ann Landers: There are four children in our family the oldest 17, the youngest 8. They all have different ideas when it comes to what to watch on TV. My husband is a sports nut. I like the documentaries and the good news programs. Our 17-year-old says the best way to put an end to the nightly arguments is to let the majority rule, as this is the most democratic way. Naturally, this, would assure victory for his choice as he and my husband and the 15-year-old boy would vote for the sports event. What do you say? -- BATTLING BERTHA Dear Bert: I endorse Sydney Hook's famous words, "The majority rule is not reasonable in a family of small children, a prison, or an institution of the feebleminded." Sunday, sit down with the TV listings and at a family conference decide on the week's viewing. No one will be completely satisfied, of course, but each will get his first choice at some point during the week, and the family will have a reasonably balanced TV diet. Dear Ann Landers: A certain woman in this office (I will call her Mary Do-Good) is forever coming around asking, for a dollar to buy flowers for the office manager's mother, *r a shower gift for the cashier's daughter, or a wedding gift for the girl in accounting, or a retirement gift or a funeral wreath or heaven knows what. Anyway, the list is endless and I am sick of it. Is there a gracious way to get nut of this sort of thing? What does a person say -- especially when others are giving, even t h ough reluctantly? -- BLED WHITE Dear White: There is nothing mandatory about kicking in for office collections. In fact I once f^ard it described as similar to "being nibbled to death by a duck." If you resent being asked for money so often, simply be truthful and say, "Sorry, but I'm not interested in this project. It's not the principle of the thing -- it's the money." How far should a teen-age couple go? Can necking be safe? When does it become too bot to handle? Send for Ann Landers booklet, "Necking and Petting -- What are the Limits?" Mail your request to Ann Landers in care of the Tucson Daily Citizen, enclosing 50c in coin and a long, stamped, self- addressed envelope. Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. 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