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-All About Town- A Visit to the Set of Jean Brodie 8 Tim«t HtraM, Cotton, le. Tuetdar, N«v. 17, 1070 Following Is a (is» of best- tellers in Iowa as compiled by the Midland Booksellers Association for this week: Fiction !. Love Story, Erich Segal 2. The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart 3. Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway 4. Great Lion of God, Taylor Caldwell I. God is an Englishman, R. F. Delderfeld Non-Fcton 1. Everythng You Always Wanted to Know About Sex David Reuben 2. The Sensuous Woman, "j" 3. Inside the Third Reich, Albert Speer 4. Zelda, Nancy Milford f. Future Shock, Alvin Toffler <IMstHtJtitfict by Iowa Daily Press Association) THE POLITICS OF ECOLOGY, by James Ridgeway (Out- ton, $5.95) Increasing concerns about pollution inevitably disclose complications in the solutions to the problem. This book concentrates on the role of the largest corporations' involvement in the ecological crisis. The Industrial Society — committed to technological advancement built on energy that is essentially pollution creating — faces the direct challenge of the money making influence vs. the time bomb of total ecological breakdown. The influence of corporate power and the profit structure of the advanced societies very largely determine the rate and manner in which pollution control is achieved. It is essential to understand the economic relationships in our environment lest we become ineffective Pollyannas ai we work to save our earth. This is the politics of ecology, and it's an insightful statement of the problem — Harold A. Goldman EL CAUDILLO: The Poiitica Biography of Franco, by J. W. D. Trythall (McGraw Hill, $7.95) How a military leader, win acquired political brilliance a he went along, survived a Spain's dictator for well ove a quarter of a century is th subject of this book. There wer good times and bad — bu mostly bad financially; an everybody knows this is fata to Leaders. The explanation seems to be Franco's intuition, plenty o guns at the right times, goo advice (from within, not with out), an uneducated, apatheti Silent Majority to govern an just plain luck. Interesting to note, Franc got no help from alleged International friends following the disasterous Spanish Civil War. AH nations were, by then, caught up in World War II and frantically finagled to carve up prone Spain for their own uses. This, to Franco's lasting credit, was prevented. The changing attitude of the U.S. toward Franco is discussed in some detail. Mr. Trythall says we are now cautious "allies" only because of mutual fear of the Soviet Union. — Kelly Adrian CENTRAL ASIA, ed. by by dot monahan If we were smart, we would curl up by the fire with a copy of Carnegie's 'How To Win Friends and Influence People', call in the office, "Sorry, no column for Nov. 17, 1970, Year of Our Lord. But we try never to miss deadlines, and besides to believe in our subject, in spite of the fact it may incur the wrath of others. Let us hope not. Recently w* received a phone call inviting us to visit the St. Lawrence School on a Sunday afternoon. CYO groups from over the state were to meet and these fine young people exemplify American kids. We were tempted, it would be a good human interest story. But we felt we would be overstepping our department. Sharon Heisel, who does such a fine job on your Monday Newcomer stories, nd Over The Back Fence, does school and church news. Ve declined. Recently we were asked to isit the set of the forthcoming Carroll High School play, "The p rime of Miss Jean Brodie". Again we were beset with prob- ems. We had not visited the et of "The Lark", Kuemper's ecent play, and we had worked with the Rev. Frank Higgins n "Mary, Mary". Our second problem involved a relative who writes for the Carroll Hi-Reorder. So before we treadeth on any toes, may we explain. At one time, Carroll High School represented your city in academics, and sports as well as drama. With the coming of Kuemper this representation was divided. Both schools produce future community leaders, outstanding athletes, and young people with ixciting story about one of those Gavin $9.95) Hambly (Delacorte, This is an able account of the 2500-year recorded history of a vast area of the world now controlled by either the U.S.S.R. or China. This is and was a forbidding land, originally inhabited by nomads, which over the centuries was opened up by missionaries, explorers and merchants and was to be important in the development of the Russian and Chinese empires. THE SECOND ARAB AWAKENING, by Jon Kimche (Holt, 14.96) Rinehart & Winston, This history of the middle east from 1914 to 1970 is valuable background reading for understanding the crisis at a particular boil now in that area. Mr. Kimche notes errors, miscalculations and foolishness on all sides, but he remains guardedly optimistc — for "at some point, the Arabs and Israelis will have to discover that they need each other." BOOMERANG/ by Andrew Oarve (Harper & Row, $4.95) This is a short but genuinely attractive, free-wheeling young ausiness tycoons who has gone too far. In order to save his financial empire (and to cover his large shortages), he con- :octs an elaborate plot to manipulate the stock of an Australian mining company. The caper involves feigning a disaster at the main mine, and the story details the carrying out of the scheme. The Australian locale and the "down under" ways and people add interest. This is another first- rate job from a veteran pen. DEADLY MEETING, by Robert Bernard (Norton, $5.95) A knowledgeable examination of faculty politics (the author teaches at Princeton) adds dimension and enjoyment to this leisurely mystery which is of the traditional mold in that is features good plotting, interesting suspects and fair clues. When the obnovious and unqualified head of a small university's English department is poisoned, it soon becomes evident that someone in this close little family did it. Finding out who becomes the pressing job of his successor, aided by a literate police detective and a wonderfully drawn Englishwoman who is a visiting professor. HIJACKED, by David Harper (Dod, Mead, $5.95) Timely, is this novel about what happens upstairs and on the ground during a hijacking of a commercial air liner. In this case the hijacker is a mem- tally disturbed young soldier who is late reporting back from leave. In discovering his identity during the flight and then keeping him more or less under control until landing, takes some doing on the part of the ship's crew and a couple of passengers. The authentic flight details (Mr. Harper is a pilot) heighten the tension. THE BLESSING WAY, by Tony Hillerman (Harper & Row, $4.95) Those who like to learn something with their entertainment, will find much fascinating material about the ways of the Navajos in this story, which also features an Indian detective. The problem involved is tracking down a werewolf who has been terrorizing the Indians in a mountainous part of New Mexico, which is also near an important U.S. defense installation. You'll like Lt. Joe Leap- horn and this, his first adventure. promising dramatic ability. Such is Gail Thorup, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Thorup. Mr. Thorup is a widely known man in the Carroll area for his own interest in young people. We find some people who are not aware of his two young people in Carrol! High School, Kim and Gail, both seniors and honor roll students. We came to know Gail through 'Harvey' as she was one of our prompters, and listening to the feeling with which she gave us our lines, we knew she would be a good actress. Teri Winchester, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Winchester, was our other prompter and Teri plays Sr. Helena, in the Friday night cast, to Gail's lead, Jean Brodie. Our 'Dr. Sanderson', Jeff Jochims, came to the little theater, a product of Jim Knott's excellent drama department at Carroll High, so you can understand our eagerness to return to the Carroll High auditorium. Our column is our attempt to put before you the: young people who attend the smaller high school of your city. It is, we hope a story of personalities, not plays. * * * We were to attend the 6:30 rehearsal, Friday, the 13th, and set out in whatever nature had been trying to drop on Carroll all week. Rain-mist-snow, but it didn't dampen our spirits when we saw Jeff, waiting. Jefl and Sean Furey had just turned in eighty ticket sales for the day, and after leaving us settlec in the front row left to sell more. The play is being done on three levels, stage, platform and floor, in a flashback pattern that neither drags nor con Euses. Teri came and sat with us before her cue, and while we were discussing the play Dave Nieland from the town with the golden streets, Breda passed through wearing his solemn expression and antique jeans, both of which he saves for stage productions. We followed him out, arid found him with Larry Peters and David 'Louie' Broich, constructing a garden wall of cardboard brick. We offered 'professional advfce' that came across harassment, and seeing several sharp knives ying about, left. And now about Jim Knott. We had never met him and we were impressed with his style jf direction. We made a note o remember one of his statements to his cast, "Acting is acting and reacting." This is candid story. Jim Knott yells lot. And those kids respect iim for it. He holds no hands, minces no words. When they do not deliver, he lets them know it. When they do a good ob, he lets them know that, oo. One of the reasons we en- oyed those three hours was simply the lesson we learned from this. He treats them like he 16-17-18-year-olds that they are. Not younger and not older, and magically, he is getting an adult performance from them. Any play is only as good as its direction, and we personally have always bemoaned the fact, directing staffs do not share curtain calls. While scenes were being changed we glanced about to see how many kids we could identify for ourselves. Dianna Wederath and Julie Jung, last summer Candy- stripers at St. Anthony Hospital, Carolyn Tan Creti and Jim De Bower, who has the male lead in 'Jean Brodie' — both of the folk group you may have heard sing. Jim is a senior this year as well, and has done a lot for sports at Carroll High, and we are looking forward to our basketball season coming up. Then Mr. Knott called for a scene, in which his son, Jim 'Bud', gave a good performance. Next we watched a rehearsal of a scene between Jim DeBower and Derrith Thomas We had only seen Derrith once before, and we were very impressed with her. We feel any of these three lead people could do well in college productions and would like to see them a tryouts soon at a little theate production. The story of 'Miss Jean Brodie' is a deep one. The parents of these high schoo students would not have giver even a passing performance of this play's theme. Young peo pie today are as mature at 1 nd 18 as their parents were at 1 or 22. Not only can these high school people relate to the char- cter they are playing, but they re coming across believable. We think "The Prime of Miss can Brodiw" will stay with he viewer for days after he as seen it. Gail is a poignant ean Brodie" will stay with our writer's heart with some f her lines, and maybe we reak up easily, but that is the ijr we saw it. There are a lot . people in the cast. Mr. Knott ives everyone an opportunity who shows interest and talent, md therefore, the play is double ast in many parts for the two evenings, this Friday and Satur- ay. If you are unfamiliar with he story, Jean Brodie is a eacher in a private girls' school and has a profound effect on he lives of her students. If you aijoy a play and a plot which .^eeps you awake, you would enjoy Carroll High School's play of this weekend. In leaving we made one final note. In scenes where a number of people are necessary, such as school room scenes, often the players fail io react to the principal actors' ine. These girls are right in there, and we felt as if we were sitting in on an actual class. At the last moment, Mr. Knott expressed our very thoughts and thanked the girls. We decided that is who we are hearing about at home. The teachers who are not afraid to be boss We came away, liking Jim Knott, looking forward to seeing 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" and how could we leave without telling you of the Krogh twins, Jeri and Jill, and Cindy Sunderman, all blonde fresh men? Can you remember the glow of your freshmen days' By golly, you had arrived a last, the moment you had lived for since seventh grade, freshman can yell the loudes and cry the most at ball game She is full of school spirit a she will never be again. Hov those three set out for the down town area with ticket sales ir mind makes us smile. It was great to spend an evening with a bunch of kids whx FUNNY BUSINESS ty Roger Bellen Now Back to the American Thanksgiving With Your Loved Ones Gathered Around Your Lovely New Diningroom Table were not too sophisticated to enjoy a high school project. And hat is why we risked incurring the wrath of others. We just wanted to let you know what fine kids attend the smaller high school in your city. Others we didn't name were Mary Peters, who does an equally good job in the co-role of Sr. Helena along with Teri Winchester. As does Jon Ware in sharing role with Jim "Bud" Knott. Also in the cast: Deb De- Bower, Pattie Hartzell, Jan Krogh, Robyn Martin, Ann Ihambers, Kathy Hambleton, Paula Severin, Kim Thorup, John Peterson, Gary Shriver, Dan Bernhottz, Deb Peters, Sheryl Sunderman, Cindy Bernholtz, Rhonda Kroneberger, Carolyn Jones, Ann Bliss, Shelley Monahan, Jill Hanson, Niki Beneke, Karen Broich, Cathy Peterson and Jane Baumhover. Prompters arc Diane Fricke, Jeri Berns, Julie Peterson and Beth Weeks; Student director, Carolyn Tan. Creti. We hope we have left out not one soul. Unless it is you. In the audience, we mean. See you Thursday at Eller- bnoek's Grand Opening, and don't forget to stop in to see Marie Keith. She came all the way from her home in California to see her old friends and customers. She is a jewel! What a wonderful idea ..' when you're preparing for Thanksgiving, consider joining the hundreds of Americans who are having their families all together, happy, warm, sharing in the good American atmosphere of Thanksgiving. Few things are more heartwarming than family togetherness, and here at Bierl's we can help you enjoy it, by helping you choose a beautiful new diningroom suite from our magnificent selection from famous makers. We have a beautiful selection, styles at all prices. For instance we have a modern set, table 42 inches wide, extends to 96 inches long with four side chairs with upholstered seats, buffet, glass enclosed china with lined silverware draw er, all for only $499.99. Other sets up to $2,000. One of our magnificent new diningroom suites can impact a freshness and added pleasure into Thanksgiving dinner. And just think of the compliments from your guests as you entertain graciously smartly in the happy happy tradition of Thanksgiving and Christmas too. We suggest that you make a special trip out here to Bierl's Parkway Furniture and take a look at one of these fine brand name din ing rooms, surprisingly mo dest in price and so beauti fully crafted. We can offe you every style of dining room that you can imagine leek saucy modern, waimi, lospitable Early American, ver popular Traditional. Or if you have a romantic oul, you might prefer one >f our exciting new Mediter- anean, or Italian Provincial tyles. If you like the grace- ul Opulence of French provincial, we have that for ou in a big selection from which you may choose. So, for this Thanksgiving, o have one of the happiest holidays ever, invite all the Family . . . Bake a steam- ng hot pie, maybe a mince or a pumpkin too, roast a jig, plump turkey, then lave your loved ones gather around your beautiful new diningroom table from Bierl's Parkway Furniture. We can supply the dining- room, but we know this still [eaves the most important job to YOU. That wonderful dinner, your graciousness as hostess, and having the family all together in a spirit of love and warmth. Right? Do come make your selection real soon, so we can deliver it to your home in plenty of time. That's Bierl's Parkway Furniture at the east edge of Carroll in the Parkway Plaza on highway 30, north side. We're open every Wednesday and Friday night until nine and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. And remember, if you would prefer not to lay out the cash right now, we can arrange for you to pay for it with a small down payment, easy monthly payments that you can choose yourself, and your payments don't start until January. Adv. BRIEF HONEYMOON DENVER (AP) - John Mohan and his fiancee, Lynda Shank, both of Kansas City, Kan., came to Denver to be married. Twio hours after the ceremony they were playing in the mixed pairs championship of the Rocky Mountain Regional Bridge Tournament. OFCARROLL on the Mall in downtown Carroll Coming Thursday, November 19 The Grand Opening of the new ELLERBROEK'S of Carroll on the Westgate Mall This is an event you don't want to miss. • Opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. • You've never seen a store like this. • Come see the store all Carrolland has been waiting for. • Lots to see and enjoy. \ By all means, bring the whole family. Watch Wednesday's Paper for an Eye-Opening Surprise ALWAYS THE TALK O*= THE FASHION WORLD*

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