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-All About Toivn- A Visit to the Set of Jean Brodie 8 Timtt tfaraM, Carroll, la. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1970 FUNNY BUSINESS By Roger Bellen Following is a list of bestsellers in Iowa as compiled by the Midland Booksellers Association for this week: Fiction 1. Love Story, Erich Segal 2. The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart 3. Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway 4. Great Lion of God, Taylor Caldwell 5. 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 Albert Speer 4. Zelda, Nancy Milford 5. Future Shock, Alvin Toffler Reich, (Distributed by Iowa Daily Press Association) THE POLITICS OF ECOLOGY, by James Ridgeway (Dutton, $5.95) Increasing concerns about pollution inevitahly 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 as we work to save our earth. This is the politics of ecology, and it's an insightful statement of the problem — Harold A. Goldman 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 we 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, and Over The Back Fence, does the school and church news. We declined. Recently we were asked to visit the set of the forthcoming Carroll High School play, "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie". Again we were beset with problems. We had not visited the set of "The Lark", Kuemper's recent play, and we had worked with the Rev. Frank Higgins on "Mary, Mary". Our second problem involved a relative who writes for the Carroll Hi-Recorder. 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. promising dramatic ability. | that came across harassment, Such is Gail Thorup, daughter and seeing several sharp knives of Mr. and Mrs. Al Thorup. Mr. I lying about, left. 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 Carroll 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. Both schools produce future community leaders, outstanding athletes, and young people with EL CAUDILLO: The Political Biography of Franco, by J. W. D. Trythall (McGraw- Hill, $7.95) How a military leader, who acquired political brilliance as he went along, survived as Spain's dictator for well over a quarter of a century is the subject of this book. There were good times and bad — but mostly bad financially; and everybody knows this is fatal to Leaders. The explanation seems to be: Franco's intuition, plenty of guns at the right times, good advice (from within, not without), an uneducated, apathetic Silent Majority to govern and just plain luck. Interesting to note, Franco got no help from alleged International friends following the disasterous Spanish Civil War. All 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 exciting story about one of those attractive, free-wheeling young business tycoons who has gone too far. In order to save his financial empire (and to cover his large shortages), he concocts 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. CENTRAL ASIA, ed. by Gavin Hambly (Delacorte, $9.95) 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, Rinehart & Winston, $6.96) 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." 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) 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. Jeff and Sean Furey had just turned in eighty ticket sales for the day, and after leaving us settled 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 confuses. 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, aitd found him with Larry Peters and David 'Louie' Broich, constructing a garden wall of cardboard brick. We offered 'professional advice' And now about Jim Knott. We had never met him and we were impressed with his style of direction. We made a note to remember one of his statements to his cast, "Acting is acting and reacting." This is a candid story. Jim Knott yells a lot. And those kids respect him for it. He holds no hands, minces no words. When they do not deliver, he lets them know it. When they do a good job, he lets them know that, too. One of the reasons we enjoyed those three hours was simply the lesson we learned from this. He treats them like the 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. and 18 as their parents were at 21 or 22. Not only can these high school people relate to the character they are playing, but they are coming across believable. We think "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodiw" will stay with the viewer for days after he has seen it. Gail is a poignant Jean Brodie" will stay with your writer's heart with some of her lines, and maybe we break up easily, but that is the way we saw it. There are a lot of people in the cast. Mr. Knott gives everyone an opportunity who shows interest and talent, and therefore, the play is double cast in many parts for the two evenings, this Friday and Satur-, day. X DOWT KNOW, 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 at tryouts soon at a little theater production. The story of 'Miss Jean Brodie' is a deep one. The parents of these high school students would not have given even a passing performance of this play's theme. Young people today are as mature at 17 If you are unfamiliar with the story, Jean Brodie is a teacher in a private girls' school and has a profound effect on the lives of her students. If you enjoy a play and a plot which keeps 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 to react to the principal actors' line. 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 freshmen? Can you remember the glow of your freshmen days? By golly, you had arrived at last, the moment you had lived for since seventh grade. A freshman can yell the loudest and cry the most at ball games. She is full of school spirit as she will never be again. How those three set out for the downtown area with ticket sales in mind makes us smile. It was great to spend an eve* ning with a bunch of kids who .JHIS LATEST BOOK I5MT OP TO </O0fc (JSOAU U>W STAUDAEDS.i 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 that 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 a role with Jim "Bud" Knott. Also in the cast: Deb De- Bower, Pattie Hartzell, Jan Krogh, Robyn Martin, Ann Chambers, Kathy Hambleton, Paula Severin, Kim Thorup, John Peterson, Gary Shriver, Dan Bernholtz, 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 are 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 Ellerbroek'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 drawer, 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 a 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 dining rooms, surprisingly modest in price and so beautifully crafted. We can offer you every style of dining- room that you can imagine: sleek saucy modern, warnn, hospitable Early American, ever popular Traditional. Or if you have a romantic soul, you might prefer one of our exciting new Mediterranean, or Italian Provincial styles. If you like the graceful Opulence of French Provincial, we have that for you in a big selection from which you may choose. So, for this Thanksgiving, to have one of the happiest holidays ever, invite all the family . . . Bake a steaming hot pie, maybe a mince or a pumpkin too, roast a big, plump turkey, then have 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 leaves 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. OF CARROLL yfe on the Mall in downtown Carroll 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 identi ty 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 I 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. BOOMERANG, by Andrew Gai-ve (Harper & Row, $4.95) This is a short but genuinely BRIEF HONEYMOON DENVER (AP) — John Mohan and his fiancee, Lynda Shank, both of Kansas City, Kan., came to Denver to be married. Two hours after the ceremony they were playing in the mixed pairs championship of the Rocky Mountain Regional Bridge Tournament. 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

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