The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 29, 1974 · Page 19
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The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota · Page 19

Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Wednesday, May 29, 1974
Page 19
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Divorcee's nightmare night before wedding By Abigail Van Buren aw,.N. ». M,w S,M. IK Acoustics play important part in design of new concert halls yWmefr SfSler When She was four ../WARREN E. LEAKY Associated Press Writer BOSTON (Al») -What's the most important instrument in a concert hall? A violin, cello, drum or piano? It's the hall itself. When musicians say they play a certain hall, this stage term should be taken literally. The acoustics in each hall can determine the quality and tone of the music played there, and even determine the selections a group chooses to play. Engineers look at concert halls as giant sound instruments and at the design of these instruments for certain effects. Concert-hall design was one of the topics discussed at a recent meeting of the Acoustical Society of America here. Dr. L. Beranek, a director of Bolt Beranek ami Newman, Inc., of Cambridge, said he tells architects to behave like designers of musical instruments when planning concert halls. Beranek, whose acoustic consulting firm has helped design many halls around the world, said architects have to keep some similarity to proven design and restrain some of their more radical creative impulses if concert halls are going to be more than just pretty boxes full of sounds' "But architects can't build on (he past except in a general way," Beranek said. If they want to do more than copy existing successful halls, he said, the designer must make the hall flexible enough to incorporate new techniques to get the desired sound. One of the factors taken into account in concert-hall design we rehearsal, the night before the wedding * r- I Junior Editors' Quiz on THE WOOD PEWEE ' 1 " "™ W - b "< ' M » tl»nB I L' r±at '- * •"•" a teuwbich re)a|i , you DEAB ABBY: I am a 16-year-old boy who is living at home-but I may not be by the time you get this letter U things don't improve at my house. I have a friend [another guy] who is studying to be a hairdresser. I asked him to bleach my hair and make it a golden blond. My natural color is a dull, uninteresting light brown. I repeat-I ASKED my friend to do this Nobody talked me into it. ^^' J ^f/^ hair ^ wa y- but mv Paints don't. You would think 1 had committed some kind of crime. My mother said I would have to let it grow out. [As you know, this would took temble.] My father says I look like a guy who likes I think it's my hair and 1 should be able to have it the C °^ r l ^ e ' ^ mom dyes her hair - a"* I'M not crazy about HER color, but I don't hassle her about it. I figure U she likes it, that's her business. So why can't I have my hair the way I like it? GOLDEN BOY DEAR GOLDEN: For my part, you can. DEAR ABBY: My husband is a professional artist who paints only from life. He considers it unethical to copy from pictures or photographs as some so-called artists do and therefore if he wishes to paint a landscape he must be' out-of-doors at the actual scene. Far too often, passersby will stand around as he works making comments to each other. It's almost as if they think be is putting on a public performance. I realize that many people don't mean to be rude or annoying Some even imagine they are flattering the artist by watching him, when, in fact, they are distracting and inhibiting him These same people would never glance over a composer s musical score as he worked or look over an author's shoulder as he wrote. Why haven't they the same respect for an ardst? The problem is how to handle these people without being rude or insulting. Perhaps just publishing this letter Wi " he 'P- ARTIST'S WIFE DEAR WIFE: Perhaps, but artists who work out-of- doors should realize (hat the out-of -doors belongs to everyone, and passersby cannot b e blamed for showing normal curiosity. DURABELT POLYESTER BELTED WHITEWALLS ANY SIZE IN STOCK ONE LOW PRICE QUESTION: What is a wood pewee? * * * ANSWER: A wood pewee is a small bird about 6 inches long, bearing a close resemblance to the phoebe It is an inconspicuous little bird which lives in Canada and through various sections of the United States, southward into Texas, California and Florida. It winters in Central America and belongs to the fly catcher family The wood pewee lives in tall, majestic trees in-the woods. It is not an active bird, but sits on a high limb among the leaves and dashes out after passing insects One of the first bird songs of early morning comes from the pewee. It can be heard for a long distance. It is a sweet plaintive, melancholy song. The notes are of clear quality' whistled and slurred. This utterance is a pee ah wee sound and gave the bird its name. The eastern wood pewee has upper parts of dark grayish brown and under parts faintly grayish, with sides and breast darker. Wings have two white bars. There is a touch of yellow on the lower face. It may be distinguished from the phoebe by its rigidly held, motionless tail The phoebe has a habit of bobbing its tail as it utters the familiar fee-bee call. (Kimberly Myers oj Waynesboro, Pa., wins a prize for this question^ You can win $W cash plus AFs handsome world Yearbook if your quest ion, mailed on a postcard to Junior Editors in care oj this newspaper, is selected for a ANOTHER PASTIME' BOTTOM SNAPPING NEW YORK (AP) - A new phenomenon: bottom snapping...Is it a manufacturing process? Wall Street jargon? Or just possibly an overly affectionate playful gesture? N"o, it is none of the above. According to Rand McNally's new Outdoor Recreation Guide, bottom snapping is a combination hobby and sport. A bottom snapper is an underwater diver who devotes much of his time on the bottom to taking photos - of everything from coral formations to shipwrecks. The guide lists practical information on the best locations and facilities for a number of other off-beat, leisure-time hobbies and sports, as well. They include: spelunking leave exploring), rockhounding i searching out samples of gemstones and minerals) and historical hiking (following trails of those, like Daniel Boone, who played important roles in American history). ;SUO:o 53.13 F.E.T. per t.-f and old tire. . DISCONTINUED TREAD DESIGNS Farnham Tire Center PclkQR Rapids, Mn.. Phone 86a.*««i Balmoral Pavilion WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 Paula Day Show Well-Known Nashville Recording Star. Country Western at its best! is reverberation, or the time in which a sound bounces back and forth in the hall. Beranek said certain kinds of music are best heard at different reverberation rates. For an orchestra playing Bach, a two-second reverberation is optimum; for organ music in a large hall, up to six seconds is considered satisfactory; and in an opera hall, where words are sung, a one-and-a-half-second reverb is considered good. Beranek said the amount of reverberation depends on the cubic volume of the room and what sound-absorbing materials, including the audience, are present. A designer can get the desired reverberation rate by putting the ceiling at a certain heiuht to increase room volume or putting in such devices as curtains, which can be closed or opened depending on the music played. Buranek said the great- sounding halls of toe world, among which he included Boston Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Great Hall in Vienna, are based on tried-and- true designs which have evolved over centuries. But he added that new ones designed wi'h modern acoustical techniques in mind, such as the hall in Indianapolis, can be extremely good. "We don't know how to design everything perfectly on paper yet," he said. "We simply can't account for all the variables because we are not precise enough in our knowledge to do so. So we must either build with the idea of later modifying the hall to get the right sound or copy successful halls." Beranek said one reason engineers and architects have trouble building new concert halls is that they have to be larger than in the past to be profitable. Other factors also inflate concert hall size. Older halls, like Boston Symphony Hall, allow about five square feet for seating each person. Beranek said concert goers now want to be more comfortable so new designs allow more than seven square feet per person. Modern fire cedes also add to hall size by specifying widths of corridors and other factors. Bigger halls mean more volume and added balcomies, which add height to the ceilings, he said, and this means that new design is needed to insure another good- hall must — intimacy. While certain orchestra sclcctbns lend themselves to the swelling feeling of filling the world with sound, many music lovers don't like their favorite pieces to sound as if played in the Grand Canyon. To give a big hall the more intimate sound of a smaller one, designers use devices such Fergus Falls (MR.) Journal Wed., Hay 29,1974 20 as large panels hung between the outer walls and the center of the hall to direct some of the sound directly onto the audience. E-O-MONTH SPECIALS THURSDAY-FRIOAY-SATIIROAY, MAY 30-31-JUNE 1 FLOW - TROLL MINNOW BUCKET REG.$4,?9! SPECIAL AT $3 99 Pocket Fisherman REG.S19.75! SPECIAL AT 9 1 | Successor to Burch gives view M , IN £ E £^L Minn : < AP > ™ e law .professor said word TV, rr ,' """"• \ nr > 1Ile 'aw proiessor said word -A 37-year-old law professor spread that he had testified and who says he watches "almost written in favor of breakinK UD anything on television lived in — .. 5UfJ relative obscurity until President Nixon nominated him to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). "It's disgraceful the kind of junk I watch," said Glen Robin- newspaper crossownership of broadcast stations, which is a , son, 37, who teaches adminis- , major question pending before the FCC. Robinson said he once argued for more regulation of cable television, but that was in 1965 when he was working as a jun- , _., ....„ ^i^n^j aujmuur- mien irc vydls WOrKing 3S a IIUI- trative law at the University of ior associate in a Washington AimnebntQ T«... t: b tuli Minnesota. Robinson generally has been considered non-controversial. He is a Democrat, but not an active one. He once did some work for the American Civil Liberties Union but didn't join. He says he's not even a member of the American Bar Association. Robinson recently was nominated to fill a vacancy left by former chairman Dean Burch, who is now a counselor to the President. The term for the $38,000-a-year post expires June 30, 1976. After his nomination was announced by the President, Robinson said many people, mostly —„,,„ W . H I..ULIJ j/tw^ic 1 UJU3UV reporters, called him to ask his »-un»i. oeiviue- a opinions and to determine what Land Management " his political leanings are. law firm. He said he is unable to predict his opinions on crossownership pay cable and the Fairness Doctrine. "One most of these I'm unable to give an answer. I have a much less crystalized viewpoint that people would suppose on the strength of what I've written," Robinson said He said it was too easy to pick out footnotes and make judgements about his ideas. Robinson and his wife, Kay have two children. 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