Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 23, 1973 · Page 8
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I · Northw**! Arkcmtoi TIMES, Friday, F*b. 23, 1973 FAViTTiVILLK, ABKAMiA* Pete Seeger, Folksinger, Has Interest In Ecology By MARY CAMPBELL NEW, YORK (AP) -- Pete Seeger. folksinger of Ihe hootenanny and or the Weavers, the first folk group really to become popular, did a lot to set the stage for America's big folk music boom of the 1960s. Now there's a book about it -- the stage setting and the stage--called "The Incompleat Folksinger." Seegr calls it "a big bramble patch you have to wade through in hope of picking a few sweet berries." He says, "It's a collection of little articles I've written over a b o u t 20 years for a microscopic folk magazine like called Sing Out and a couple of magazines like it and letters I wrote back 'home from trips a r o u n d the world. Most of the b e s t stories and anecdotes I ever knew are in the book. It's also got. my thoughts on what was going on and how to sing gospel bass a n d advice to aspiring folksingers and so on. The result is neither a true record of all the mistakes I have made in the past nor of all the mistakes I'm making right now. "I've been yodeling around the world making a fool of myself for all of 34'A years. I dropped out of Harvard in 1938. I tried to get a job as a newspaper reporter and failed. I did stay in Harvard long enough to learn how to use a library, which stood me in very good stead. BUILT CABIN "Twenty-three years ago my wife and I were dead broke and wanted to live in the country so I went to the New York Public Library and looked up log cabins and I was able to build the house which we still live in. 60 miles north of New York on the Hudson River. "Befnre I left college I was up to my ears in the student movement. Woody Guthrie and I used to sing for the CIO before World War II. That was so long ago, I really feel like Grandpa," adds Seeger, who has two grandchildren. About the word folksinger, Seeger says it is used in two different ways, anthropoligists · m e a n i n g singers of old, anonymous songs of the peasants. "A better title for me would be a professional singef of amateur music. "I urge people, if you like music, don't think you have'to become professional to make music. There's a lot in the book about that." Seeger now is known for his interest in ecology, especially his sailing on the Hudson River iloop, the Clearwater, which goes from town to town on the river giving people rides and telling them to clean up the river. "That interest kind of snuck up on me," he explains. "I was a nature nut as a kid. But then I put that kind of behind me. In t: i 1960s 'Silent Spring' and other books pointed to the fact that the environmental crisis could not wait. With the problem of racism, violence, militarism and poverty to work on. pollution pushed its way to the forefront. BIG CRISIS "The funny thing is, I really consider this one big crisis. I would disagree with anybody who says that one of these things can be solved without solving the others. I think the world is going to solve it all at the same time. As long as think there's a chance I'll hang in there. About the songs he has written, Seeger says, "I think two or three may outlast my lifetime. Not many songwriters are that lucky. 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?', 'Turn, Turn, Turn' and 'If 1 Had Hammer' may last. I'd be happy if within my lifetime I could say the human race has learned and "Where Have A 11 the Flowers Gone? 1 will be a relic of the past." Soeger's best-selling record has been "Goodnight Irene." 22 years ago. when he was a member of the Weavers. In his concerts he always has. sing alongs. "It's a direct example of hovy people can sing together. Also it gives the example thai you can like a song though il comes from a strange culture-Africa or Asia. "I think the only hope of the world is human beings getting together. So in my own Hmitec way I've been trying to bring them together." Philadelphia Orchestra To Visit China PETE SEEGER Actress Forming Program To Help Rebuild Hospital LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Jane Fonda is forming a 'people to people program" to provide medical aid to Indochina, including the recot- struetion of Hanoi's Bach Mai Hospital which she said was 'extremely damaged" by U.S. Jombs last December. The anti-war activist told a news conference Thursday her group will offer relief "to North Vietnam, to the areas of South Vietnam under the control o the" Provisional Revolutionary Government, to the Khmer iv Cambodia and to the Pathe' Lap in Laos." Miss Fonda said her program would work with the North Vietnamese Red Cross in bring ing medical supplies into areas which had been bombed. The supplies would be carried b; Swedish aircraft, she said. The actress said she plan: fund-raising events in the Lo 1 Angeles area. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Eu gend Ormandy says the forthcoming trip of his Philadelphia Orchestra to China is "the most wonderful opportunity for o u r orchestra to spread its- fame and play our music." The Philadelphians will be he first American orchestra to play in China in at least 30 ·ears. The 73-year-old conductor spoke with both President Nixon and presidential advisor rtenry A. Kissinger, who told iim the orchestra had been invited by Chinese Premier'Chou En-Lai to appear in China sometime this year. When asked why he thought lis orchestra had been se- ected, Ormandy replied, "I .hink they're pretty good." Embarrassing Start KHARTOUM (AP) -- Prin cess Anne's two-day goodwil visit to Sudan has gotten off ti an embarrassing start. On it arrival Thursday night from Ethiopia, the princess' plani was flying the wrong Sudanese flag -- a three-color one dis carded after the revolution o May 1969. Champion Squeezer NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- A retired machinist las claimed a world record after squeezing a quart of juice "rom about two dozen oranges n two minutes even. "I never squozc oranges be- 'ore in my life, except maybe one or two for breakfast," said icrb Risley, 70. of nearby Holiday, who won a $25 savings account. None of the 170 other contestants in the "Citrus Squeeze- off," sponsored by a New Port Richey bank, disputed Risley's claim to a record. And the Guiness Book of World Records doesn't list such a category. To Be Sentenced LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 26- year-old German national will be sentenced April 2 on a charge of attempting to extorl $250,000 from television personality Johnny Carson. R i c h a r d Dziabacinski ol North Hollywood pleaded guilty Thursday. He could be sen tenced to one to 10 years in prison. For Ecology LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Petitions containing the signatures of about MOO students at the University of Arkansas at Fa y e t t e v i l l e were preserttef Thursday to the Legislative Joint Budget Committee in sup port of the administration's re quest for a-$10 million appro priation to acquire wildnerness and ecologically importan areas of the state. MALL CINEMA O. 521-7005 HIS MOUNTAINS. HIS PEACE. HIS GREAT HUNTS. HIS YOUNG BRIDE. WITH ALL THAT, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT. some say he's dead... some say he never will be. NOW Fet. 7:30-9:25 Sun. Mat. 2 p.m. MALL CINEMA Fet. 7:25--9:15 "NORTHWEST ARKANSAS PLAZA" SUN. MATINEE 2P.M. THE "QUIET" MOTION PICTURE THAT HAS TAKEN THE NATION BY STORM! Best Actress CICELY TYSON NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARDS BESTP.CTURE Best Actor PAUL WINFIELD 'SOUNDER' O Z A R K, DOWNTOWN--442-4561 7:45 p.m. TOM THUMB and LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY 8:55 a.m. "CINDERFELLA 1 DARK CINEMA 0, PET. 7:30 NOW Thru SATURDAY * CROSS FROM u ol A-442-2212 BLACK GIRL-WHITE GIRL STARTS SUNDAY THE DIRTIEST GIRL I EVER MET UARK CINEMA O Open 7-Fet. 7:30 ACROSS FROM U of A--442-2212 STARTS WEDNESDAY "CLOCKWORK ORANGR" MALCO CINEMA O. HWY. 71 N. * ReUINQ HILLS NOMINATED FOR NOW Fet. 7:20-9:20 Sun. Mat. 2 p.m. ACADEMY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE What did happen on the Cahulawassee River? Deliuerance * JOHN BOOKMiN FILM Starring JON VOIGHT BUflT REYNOLDS PANAVISION* «»[g) TECHNICOLOR* Fiom Warner Bros. A Warner Communicalions Company NOW Fet. 7:30-9:15 Sun. Mat. 2 p.m. MALCO CINEMA 0 521-1920 JOHN UIFHINE HNN-MHRGRCT Sears RED TAG SALE Tonight until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. SAVE 10% OFF ON THE REGULAR PRICE OF ANY ONE ITEM -IN ALL THREE SEARS STORES DURING THE RED TAG SALE! CLIP OUT THIS TAG AND / BRING TO / SEARS FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY Sears Northwest Arkansas Plaza Store Open 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Sears Rogers and Springdale Open 9:00 A.M. to 6 P.M. Daily HERE'S HOW YOU SAVE! · Limit one Red Tag Per Family · Only One Item Per Red Tag Red Tag Discount Only off Regular Prices 1 Red Tags Do Not apply to Service Work or Catalog Orders · No More Than One Red Tag may be ap- · You Must Present Red Tag At Time of plied ,to any one purchase. Purchase , Tonight Till 9:00 p.m. And Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m, Now you pick the item to be on Sale! All 3-Sears Stores Sears Sears Northwest Sears Springdale Sears Rogers Arkansas Plaza 216 Went Emma 110 S; First Call 521-6000 Call 751-4663 Call 636-4820

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