The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1971 · 93
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The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania · 93

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Sunday, September 19, 1971
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f J f' J EDITED BY ALBERT BOFAMM.ViS Call-Chronieli Arli Editor Susan Anthony's Crandniece Tells Of Her Own Life DR. SUSAN B. ANTHONY Scoundrel Looks Back On Career THE CONDOR PASSES. By Shirley Ann Grau. Knopf. $7.95. The central figure in Miss Grau's novel her first since ' "The Keepers in the House" in 1964, which won a Pulitzer prize-is "the Old Mail," Thomas Oliver. At the age of 95 he looks back on a career that started with criminal activities and then turned him into a multimillionaire, after which he has to witness the disintegration of his family. Oliver came up from poverty, roamed the world as a seaman and smuggler and then settled down in New Orleans to start his fortune as a pimp and ' bootlegger, soon turning his profits into legitimate businesses that spread into a myriad of money fountains. But the old boy has less luck with his offspring, two daughters. Having no sons, he has adopted a stray orphan and has taken him into the business. He pushes his elder daughter Anna into a marriage with the orphan; but the long suppressed Anna first squanders money on houses and then turns religious fanatic, while her husband becomes a lecher. The younger daughter Margaret spins off into multiple marriages and divorces, plus some general promiscuity. The author tells the story by alternating the narratives of the main characters, and the writing is skilled, though a little florid at times. The theme of the ruthless scoundrel who builds an immense fortune and then finds his world coming apart isn't exactly new. Miss Grau has placed this theme in the setting of New Orleans, which she obviously knows well. It is the sort of novel that one reader may find admirable, and another reader may feel is overdrawn and unsatisfactory. Miles A. Smith Organ Recital Dr. Robert Elmore, internationally renowned organ virtuoso and composer," will give a recital next Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Tenth Presbyterian Church, 17th and Spruce streets, Philadelphia. Formerly organist and choirmaster at Bethlehem's Central Moravian Church, Dr. Elmore is organist and choirmaster at the Philadelphia church. His recital program will include works by Franck, Bingham and Messiaen, featuring the "Grand Piece Sym-phonique" by Franck. Weeks Best Sellers This analysis is based on reports obtained from more than 125 bookstores in 64 communities of the United States. The figures in the right-hand column do. not necessarily represent consecutive appearances. This Last Weeks Week ' . Week on List FICTION 1 The Exorcist. Blatty 2 The Other. Tryon 3 The Day of the Jackal. Forsyth 4 The Shadow of the Lynx. Holt 5 The Drifters. Michener 8 On Instructions of My Government. Salinger 7 Passions of the Mind. Stone , 8 The Bell Jar. Plath 10 The New Centurions. Wambaugh GENERAL 1 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Brown 3 The Gift Horse. Knef 4 The Sensuous Man. "M" 8 The RA Expeditions. Heyerdahl 7 Boss. Rovko 8 Capone. Kobler 9 "Do You Sincerely Want To Be Rich?" Raw, Page 4t Hodgson 10 Madame. O'Higgins ,y THE GHOST IN MY LIFE. By Susan B. Anthony. Chosen Books, New York City. $5.95. (Dr. Anthony, native of Eas-ton and grandniece of of the famed suffragette whose name (Susan B. Anthony) was given the woman's suffrage amendment to the Constitution, will address the Pennsylvania affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women at a noon brunch today in Illick's Mill Park, Bethlehem.). A famous name can be both an asset and a liability. The grandniece and namesake of the famed suffragette recounts her personal search for identity while living with the ghost of her famous great aunt. The first Susan B. struggled for decades to win the vote for women an event that did not occur until 1920 14 years after her death. It was almost a hundred years ago, on Nov. 5, 1872, that the first Miss Anthony and 15 friends cast their votes at the 8th Ward in Rochester, N.Y., in order to test woman's right to vote under the 14th Amendment: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States are citizens. . ." Her simply logic assumed women were "persons" but not so in the eyes of the 19th century law. The women were arrested for illegal voting. The tragi-comic outcome was but a single episode in the turmoil and travail suffered by Miss Anthony and women of her day in their fight for civil rights. Good Example Women have come a long way since the adoption of the women's suffrage amendment in 1920. The second Susan B. is certainly an example of an emanicipated woman. But her emancipation carried with it certain pitfalls frankly revealed in this public confession of a talented young woman thrust into the public eye in her lifelong quest to know herself. The 219-page autobiography prefaced by Catherine Marshall (widow of U.S. Senate chaplain Peter Marshall) not only is highly readable but should be of real help to others in solving life problems. For, the present-day Susan has lived a dynamic life as full of personal and public battles as her illustrious aunt's. Her personal viccitudes include a bout with alcoholism, a fight to overcome injuries suffered in a serious accident, Innocent involvement in the McCarthy witch hunts of 20 years ago, and a struggle against deportation, The book describes her early childhood in Easton, where her father, Luther Burt Anthony, a frustrated actor and playwright, lived the life of a square peg in a round hole as a Dun and Bradstreet employe; her life as a student at the University of Rochester, her "ghost's" home ground; her success as a newspaper reporter on the Ft. Lauderdale Daily News and the Washington Star; her career as a New York radio personality and author of several books. Anne Kovalenko 1 14 2 14 3 3 4 10 5 . 13 8 8 7 26 9 20 8 16 10 31 . 1 28 5 12 , 4 7 2 29 3 ,19 - 2 6. 25 7 9 - 2 - 1 - "" 11 " " 1 nii 1. mii'iy i i i n ji ' ,--ynnmiaiii 1 1 iii l. M iwv m I - fT9j,-- i . ' ill f u'K- r v-" rf r NN U..A 7 .- 1 nf-Kf''V J 'SCINTILLATING SILHOUETTE This is one of a series of 20 color photographs by Dr. John An- drews currently on exhibit in the Allentown Art Museum's recently renovated Auditorium Gallery All of the photographs were taken on Jan. 1, 1970, in Berkeley Heights, N.J. They capture the unique Date Is Artisfs 90th Birthday Picasso Movie Will Inaugurate Series at Allentown Art Museum The Allentown Art Museum will introduce the critically-acclaimed film concert series, "Museum Without Walls," with a 55-minute color motion picture, "Picasso: War, Peace and Love," on Picasso's 90th birthday, Oct. 25 for museum members and the general public. Art museums throughout the United States will screen the broad view of Picasso and a lifetime of production to coordinate with other activities honoring the world's most famous artist's birthday. The series comprises 11 films to be offered in five separate programs, and was produced by Universal Studio's Education and Visual Arts' department over the past four years under the. art super-vision of internationally-known art historian Douglas Cooper. , Unique Venture Sparked by a growing national interest in the arts, the series has created a unique art museum on film. While transportation and insurance costs often make it difficult for the conventional museum to display a large numer of great works, the medium of film creates a museum with out such limitations a museum without walls. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum joined with private collectors ' and museums both here and abroad to give Universal production teams access to their great works of art. In the first film of the series Bing's Reign at the Met To End After This Season By DELOS SMITH NEW YORK When the Metropolitan Opera opens its 87th season tomorrow night the occasion will be as much sentimental as operatic or social. It will be the beginning of Rudolf Bing's last season as general manager. For 21 years he has been the head man with the proverbial iron hand in the velvet glove, with a biting wit, a suave world-liness, and an amiable heart. In those years he taught opera singers, including some glamorous stars, to devote themselves strictly to the operatic art by curbing their temperaments and by respecting their contracts. His means was the characteristic tight discipline of any tight shop. Love and Respect Most if not all of them have come to love him for it. He advanced the careers of the really talented as well as the art. Meanwhile he was earning the affectionate respect of the coterie of wealthy families which for many years have Suietly picked up the annual eficits. His discipline over expenses has been as firm as over performers. In his long tenure he undertook nothing really ex? travagant. He also held down the deficits by concentrating on the old operas with proven boxoffice appeal. There have been few experiments and fewer turkeys. The opening sentimentality of his departure Is Bing's own. He chose to open his last season with ,the same opera with m BLJu PICASSO viewers will see the vital Picasso at work in his studios at Mougins and Cannes. The artist himself displays some paintings from a group of 500 not yet shown to the public. French film director Lucien Clergue photographed and helmed "Picasso: War, Peace and Love," visiting 22 museums, seven galleries and 11 RUDOLF BING which he opened his first back in 1950. It is "Don Carlo," a lesser one of Verdi's works, and in 1950 his production was a revival from a long-lasting obscurity. . Repeating Roles The opera singers are going along. In 1950 Lucine Amara was the "celestial voice," a very email part. Since then she has become a big star but she'll sing this offstage voice again tomorrow night, as her gesture of affectionate regard for the velvety iron hand. Robert Merrill sang the part of Rodrigo 21 years ago and Cesare Siepi was King Philip. During his first years as a manager Bing fired the then established star, Merrill, for xmsms, ..J I I i s .i .iffi yt i j?r-x f beauty of an ice storm through different lights of 0ne day. Dr. Andrews, a newcomer to the Lehigh tri, , j J . m , t. Valley is emPlQyed by Allentown Bell Telephone ; Laboratories where he is engaged In research on integrated circuit technology. private collections to give viewers a deeper perspective on the artist's work than ever offered before, covering Picasso's fabulous output from Guernica to the present. Extra Attraction "Goya," a 55-minute motion picture featuring the Spanish artist's major works in Madrid's Prado Museum, will be contract violation. Merrill made peace and since then he has risen to even greater heights at the Met. Siepi was a relatively unknown singer in 1950 and now he's at the top. Merrill and Siepi will have the same roles tomorrow night. But characteristically Bing planned nothing new or different for his last season. He'll bow out with the established repertory which even the no-noperatic have at least a little affection for the operas of Verdi, of Puccini, of Mozart, Gounod and Richard Strauss in the main. There will be five new productions, meaning new costumes, sets and stagings, but of -reliably established pieces Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde," Weber's "Der Freis-chutz," Debussy's "Pelleas and Melisande," Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment," and Verdi's "Otello." 70 In January v Bing will be conspicious though in the background all season, well tailored, beautifully mannered, graciously prepared to accept toasts and other compliments. He is retiring because he will be 70 years old next January and for that reason thinks it is time. Also in the background will be his successor, Goeran Gen-tele, quietly freeting over how he is going to top Bing when he takes over a year hence, and particularly how he Is going to cope with the Met's financial, problems which are approaching the overwhelming. screened with the Picasso film. Highlights of Goya's work include portraits of royalty and friends, etchings, the bullfight sequences, the frescoes at the cathedral at Salagossa and the Church of St. Anthony, and the "black paintings" from the walls of his own house. The film explores not only Goya the portrait artist and aficionado of the bullfight, but Goya the revolutionary satirist of man's rage and insanity. Other films in the series are "Giotto and the Pre-Renais-sance," "The Cubist Epoch," "Crete and Mycenae," "The Impressionists," "Kinetic Art in Paris," "Le Corbusier," Germany-Dads," "The Art Conservator," and "The Greek Temple." The Allentown museum will offer the five two-hour programs on consecutive Monday evenings at 8 p.m., starting Oct. 25. For those who wish to attend afternoon performances, the five two-hour programs will be shown on consecutive Tuesday afternoons beginning Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The charge to museum mem bers and students is $1.50 per program or $6 for the series. The general public will be charged $2 per single performance of $8 for the series. Works by German Artists in Show At Muhlenberg Seventy geometric, hard-edge and abstract works by 12 leading German printmakers are featured in the "Stuttgart Graphic Artists" exhibit which opened last week at Muhlenberg' College, Allentown. The special exhibit, coordinated by the Foreign Languages Department at Muhlenberg and presented by students of the Seegers Union Board Art Committee, will bei on display in the Union through Friday, Oct. 1. The 12 artists are Peter Ae-gerter, Bernd Berner, Jo De-lahaut, Axel Dick, Hermann Heintschel, Juergen Klein, Heinz Knoedler, Horst Kuh-nert, H.O. Mueller-Erbach, Fritz Schwegler, Friedrich Sieber and Hans Wesely. Most of the artists have had , extensive exposure in exhibitions throughout Europe, but the current show marks their introduction to the American scene as a coordinated group. EastonCommunity Concert Series To Open Saturday Addis and Crofut will ; present a group of world-wide folk songs featuring a variety of ' stringed instruments to open the Easton Community Concert season Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Easton Area High School auditorium. The second program in the five-concert series will be a performance by the Little Angels, the National Folk Ballet of Korea, cn Dec. 4. The piano duo of Wittamore and Lowe will appear Jan. 15. , The pianists won high acclaim for their performance in Easton last season. The DiPasquale String Quartet will give a performance on March 11. The season will close April 15 with a program by duo-nnrpists Long-streth and Escosa. SINDAV CAIX-tHBOVlCLE. ABft. ft, pt II, Mi F5 Inaugural Exhibit Japanese Art Gets Showcase By JOHN' CANADAY NEW YORK The best way to begin is just to say that the exhibition gallery in Japan House, the new . quarters of the ,, '-Japan Society in : . New York, is a beautiful space, and that "Rim-pa," the inaugural exhibition, which is open to the public, is perfectly mated with it. For anyone with the slightest in CANADAY terest in Japanese art, the only other essential information is that the gallery is open from 10 to 5 Monday through Friday, 11 to 5 Saturdays, and 1 to 5 Sundays and holidays. It is not a very large gallery a long, low-ceilinged rectangle giving onto a Japanese style roof-garden along one side and on the other protected from the street by those perfect light filters, the trnaslucent sliding screens called shoji. 60 Objects The exhibition, too, is relatively small. Its 60 objects include screens, hand scrolls, hanging scrolls, block-printed books, and useful items such as writing boxes and pottery of various sorts incense burners, plates and cups. The list begins to suggest a street bazaar , but everything from paintings to hibachis is united by the force of a single decorative style rimpa and, even more, by an installation that manages, in the tradition of the style itself, to achieve clarity and a deceptive effect o f effortlessness through knowing adjustments of form, color and position within given dimensions. Finding myself at a loss to give anything but the vaguest definition of rimpa, I am happy to discover that the issue is skirted, rather than resolved, even by scholars who write about it. Although I have just now called it a style, rimpa was, rather, a school, for whatever difference that Octoberfesf Set Oct. 15 By Symphony The Allentown Symphony Association will present an Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 15, at Castle Garden, Dorney Park. The event, which is based on Munich's autumn festival, will begin at 8 p.m. The Oktoberfest will feature the Allentown Symphony Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Henry Neubert. Additional entertainment will be provided by Homer Schlenker and the Fensterfinth. According to Frank - M. Smith, general chairman of the Oktoberfest, tickets are on sale for $5 per person. Proceeds from the event will kick off money raising projects to be used for the restoration of Symphony Hall. Tickets are on sale in Allentown at Speedy's Record Shop, 603 Hamilton St. and Hager's Men Shop, 941 Hamilton St., and at Moravian Book Store, 428 Main St. in Bethlehem, or by mailing a check to the Allentown Symphony Association, Symphony Hall, Allentown. Next Sunday Baum School Craft Show Features Many Artisans More than 25 Pennsylvania artisans will participate in the Baum Art School invitational craft show next Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Rodale Organic Farm, Allentown R. 2. Entrants will demonstrate their crafts as well as exhibit their creations. Categories will include pottery, weaving, jewelry and enameling. There also will be leatherwork, macrame, fork sculpture, candle making, bread baking, broom making and stained glass work. For Scholarships Proceeds from the event will benefit the Baum School scholarship program which is maintained by individual gifts and organization donations. Since the school was begun 41 years ago by Dr. Walter Emerson Baum, the fund has been helping needy and gifted students. Today the monetary reserve assures an art education to children, youths . and adults who exhibit exceptional interest and ability in the visual arts. Most of the . students, granted full or partial scholarships, are recommended to the school by professionally trained teachers. The Craftsmen Participating craftsmen will include potters: Bill Clark, Cedar Crest College teacher, who, with some students, will 4 makes, and the literal meaning of the Japanese characters that read "rimpa," I learn from Harold P. Stern's catalogue, is "school of precious gems." Rimpa stretched across two centuries, but at iu outset was a cooperative or art colony venture involving a "relatively anonymous group of artists and craftsmen who mustered around Koetsu." Koetsu (1558-1637) is the earliest of the twelve artists represented in the exhibition. So far so good, but we also learn from the catalogue that "until the 1950s he (Koetsu) was considered to be a master painter. In contrast, many scholars today feel that no paintings by him exist. Instead they credit him with being the source of inspiration and catalyst of many great designs." He was at any rate a great calligrapher, and as such is represented on a series of superb scrolls that open the exhibition chronologically. Months of Year His eleven companions, whose names sound like a Japanese counting-out rhyme, are .Sotatsu, Sosetsu, Sosen, Korin, Kenzan, Kagei, Shiko, Roshu, Hoitsu, Kiigsu and Hochu. In an attractive conceit appropriate to Japanese artists' preoccupation with pictorial symbols of the four seasons, Stern in his essay casts these twelve as the months of the year. Rimpa was chosen as the subject for the inaugural exhibition as a tribute not only to the artists of the school but to American scholarship concerning it. All the loans are from American museums or private collections. Some are on loan for the first time; others have been exhibited widely, including temporary returns to their native land where, if they had never left it, they would be classified as national treasures. Their rarity is impressive, but except to scholars in the field, a group that certainly does not include this reporter, rarity, alone is of no interest. Try as I may, I find myself unmoved except by sensations of slight distaste in the presence of one loan that sends true fans into raptures the ' Cleveland Museum's famous basket carved from a gourd and decorated with chrysanthemums (by the famous Korin, no less). Doggedly respectful and aware that I've got to be wrong, I am still waiting for somebody to explain to me in terms not too distressing why this mas-1 terpiece resembles, for me, one of those souvenirs made from pine cones or sea shells for sale at highway gift shops. When you come up against something like this, the gap between western and oriental sensitivities that you think you have been closing all these years splits wide open again. (c) N. Y. Timet Newi Servict ANSWER TO TODAY'S PUZZLE Ai CJR EAjIa,!imTiElkR!jN( lAAiA I iTCMir kiiTiC DHt r.l demonstrate Raku work; Ren-zo Faggioli of Florence, Italy master potter on the faculty of Moravian College, who will show the throwing process of pottery making as well as ex-hibitions, glass blown objects and James Gajlager of Harris-burg, handbuilt pottery. A glassblowing demonstration will be given by Jan Zan-dhuis of Pittsburgh. Weavers will be David Rodale, inkle belts; Naeltye Hain, spinning wheel, and Delli Speer. Jewelry and enameling will be shown by Averill Shepps, Mrs. Kenneth Walker, Robert Rooks, Tom Burke, Bethlehem jeweler; Paul Remely, Allentown Art Alliance president; for art; Art Kroeninger of Philadelphia, silver work, and Doris JJundmanis, brass. Leader workers will include Albert and Mary Jane Green, Verne Reider and Dean Wright. Macrame will be ex-hibited by Virginia Scott, Baum Art School teacher, and Sally Livsley. Tinsmith Hor-man Foose of Fleetwood will represent his craft. Stan Darczuk and Ken Rossi will be candlemakers and Ne-v i n Shellenberger, broom maker. Working with stained glass will be Sara Korpics of Bethlehem and Arnie and Joan Klein of Philadelphia. Home baked bread and other refreshments will be on sale. . ,. iAiWHBjOlABCRiEiAKHT;RUMAN 15EH0AjTflH E A VjEflHlOiM A G El 'glAiy'OiFIIlHE C UC p"Ha S P I RiE SllljOuliilSiPiEjS Afts JE AiM iEMMSaTil vMiiu W'UUKlUxHiUWAlNiK'l N O N E 5SP1 ViirolL'5ilOA:RBTrijEiBif)ET-tgi E !N:BiF.A.R jA ;P;E MbQHJ E 'S EJjT SjU;i.;Ej:A.t:E1SMc;qi ARMAtji" ill 5!;N.Ejis,g iBFiPNTjBAR He ST E:E PBE S ?1? p:E sWp I !"w KCTIiCjAilp'JJBajiTja LTJO.WBNiOT AUAiN'TlEBvCo NT AKufl

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