Actors tickle audience >**• Re 9 i °" Jocobsons wed in in 'Oliver' opening night 2?5 °° „ . „ ' V^ ^ Mrs. Jim Bittaer ByUANNKUNTZ ( Journal Staff Writer) Aside from providing some very warm and organized group scenes, the opening performance of "Oliver" by the Fergus Falls Community Theatre company tickled the audience with some well- developed characters in the play. Based on Charles Dieken's story "Oliver Twist" and adapted by Lionel Bart, the play had some 76 people in it ages 6 to 70. Starting the action out with a clearly defined "Mr Bumble" was Bill Raaen. Of equal aggressiveness and quality was Widow Corney played by Diane Prischmann who sang "I Shall Scream" very delightfully. Raaen sang with excellent quality and acted as though he ioved every minute of his role. He surely added spirit to the play. Title role actor, young Todd Swedberg, who is orphaned in the play and runs away from Mr. Bumble and Widow Corney, showed much control on stage. After a slightly off-key start, his performance grew stronger as the play moved on. Toward the end he recovered from one of those "my mind went blank for a moment" situations with such clean looking for the role, but did well-executed acting. She was a pickpocketing girl of the streets who helps Oliver in the end. At times her voice was too melodramatically contrasting, even though it was a smooth cultivated voice. Old Sally, alias Judy Halverson, of Renegade Theatre fame, touched the audience right where they wanted it - in the funny bone Even to the final curtain call, when she nudged someone off stage, she had the audience captivated by her evident acting skill. The song "Consider Yourself started by the artful dodger, Staphen Boe, who was trying to teach Oliver how to pickpocket, had the body movements to go with his character. Boe seemed into his character while at the same time objectively realizing the idiosyncracies his character should have — and havine them. Two very stereo-typed characters came off hot and cold which might have to do with characters they played. Gerhard Meidt, who was the bad guy, Bill Sikes, was a melodramatic cliche complete with gruff voice while Mr. Brownlow, Jim Roers, Oliver's , -»*<«.w.\/ii*j niMiDULii ""JTTiLivTi, ujjjj rivers, uiivcr S ease that it nearly seemed part unknown grandfather, was of the play. "I'd Do Anything" cliche-acting but more . was sung with good feeling and confidence. L«e Krogh who played Fagin and Lana Larson who played Nancy both did some very interpretive acting. Krogh, who lead the pickpocketers, provided the pick-up for the show. While he was not only lively convincing and under control (at all times) he also acted originally while playing a stereo-typed character. Lana Larson was also very original in her acting although she seemed more fit for a part like "Kitty" in Gunsmoke than the part she was playing. She seemed too nice looking, too redeeming since he was the "good guy." Brownlow helped his character by creating a certain atmosphere about him but Meidt was on and off too quickly to establish himself. Mr. Sowerberry, a funeral director who tries to make Oliver his slave, was a creatively played character because Lynn Balken seemed to know the kind of person he wanted to create. A little more meanness might have combined well with his snooty wife, Mrs. Sowerberry's, who was played with vivacity and color by Beverly Nesting. "That's Your Funeral" a scene with the Miss Gilbertson, C. Carmichoel wed Barbara Gilbertson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gilbertson of Battle Lake, and Charles Carmichael, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Carmichael of Marengo, 111., were married the afternoon of June 29 at First Lutheran Church of Battle Lake by the Rev. Glenn Anderson. Susan Amundson, organist, provided the nuptial music. Judy and Cheri Gilbertson, sisters of the bride, and Pastor Anderson, rendered vocal selections. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a dress she had fashioned of white leno sheer, with a wide-brimmed white hat. She carried a bouquet of yellow roses and white daisies. The bride's sister, Mrs. Carolyn Brown, was matron of honor, Verla Goeden, Sue Carlson and Mrs. Sue Bundlie were bridesmaids, and Jane Carmichael, sister of the groom, was junior bridesmaid. They wore long, blue multicolored seersucker dresses and carried bouquets of blue and yellow carnations, white mums and baby's breath. Gregory Carmichael serves as his brother's best man, and Jim Carmichael, brother of the groom, was groomsman. The ushers were Wayne House and Gene Rodeffer. Mrs. Wallace of Marengo, Dl., grandmother of the groom, was an honored guest. Mr. and Mrs. Roger Gilbertson were host and hostess for the reception which followed, given by the parents of the bride. Others assisting were the Mmes. lola Nelson, Lorelie Hagge, Charlotte Gilbertson, Gladys Nelson, Dorothy Delrio, Janet Centers, Sonja Quanbeck, Carol Nelson, Janelle Evavold, Betty Mulder, Janette and Janine Tegtmeier, and members of the Everts Birthday Club. After this summer Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael will reside in Illinois where the groom will attend the University of Illinois as a senior in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Both are graduates of the University of Minnesota. Associated Event The groom's dinner was held after rehearsal at Barky's. The Bookshelf By ROBERT HEMMINGSON Head Librarian Country living, crafts and ESP "Nothing is pleasant unless spiced with variety," wrote Francis Bacon. Many who enjoy reading for pleasure would agree. One of the benefits of a library is that it can provide the reader with varied material. The selection of books covers the whole range of human interests. The books listed below are from a group of new titles just ready to be shelved. Perhaps one or more might add "spice" to your life. A Country Journal by Michael Harwood and Mary Durant. Moving" from city to country is popular these days. This book describes the experiences of a husbani-wife writing team who did just that. Intimate views of nature and small town life are provided. ESP, the Search Beyond the Senses by Daniel Cohen. Psychic phenomena have always intrigued the mind of man. Focusing on the three principal types of ESP — telepathy, clairvoyance and prerecognition — Cohen presents fascinating evidence of these phenomena in historical and in contemporary cases. Women Are My Favorite People by Art Linkletter. The TV personality gathers together stories about women that he regards as revealing of their fortitude, humor, courage and absolute unpredictability. Lighthearted entertainment. The Practical Book of Bicycling by Frances Call and Merle E. Dowd. Bicycling has again become a popular American sport. This book is a ready reference on the subject describing how to buy, use and enjoy a bicycle. A special section on maintenance and repairs is very useful. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarre. Once again LeCarre writes a suspenseful novel about spies. Is there a double agent in the top ranks of British intelligence? One man is sent off to search out this agent, if he exists, and destroy him. Family Book of Crafts. Craft projects help fill the time of young and old alike. This volume collects under one cover an enormous variety of craft ideas with directions for beginners. Something for everyone in this one. Widow by Lynn Craine. "After my husband died, I felt like one of those spiraled shells washed up on the beach." There are over 10 million widows in America today. Here is the personal story of one who, in describing her experience, may be of help to others. Sowerberry's and pounchy Mr. Bumble was particularly enjoyable and went with much ease. Crowd scenes, with all the high-pitched boys' voices.were fun to watch and warm, especially the "Consider Yourself" scene which ended up very warmly and audience- hug-able. The young dancers were together and on target. The ad libbing (words added in the background) were well- timed and spicey. Working with nearly overwhelming numbers, director Jim McDonald kept things moving with some very good blocking throughout the play. Backstage produced some very noisey, but nice set changes which may be understandable until all the technicalities are ironed out since there are at least eight different sets for some 13 scene changes. The sets, though simplistic in style, created a nice atmosphere which added to the fun of the show. The musical is being presented at 8 p.m. sharp from July 5-9, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. All seats are reserved and the theatre is air conditioned. Discharged Jihr 5: Mrs. Jim Bittaer and girl, 419 N. Cleveland Mrs. Mattie Buckingham, 525 W. Summit Mrs. Lloyd Evenson, 626 W. Stanton Milton Erickson, Dalton Marearei Henderson (F- Howard), Mayville, ND Mrs. Florence Honer, Dent Mrs. Robert Malmgren, Battle Lake Leonard Mumm, Lidgerwood, N.D. Anette Overland (F-Berton), 626 W. Cavour Mrs. DonaM Propes and twin boys, Elbow Lake Carl Ranstad, Battle Lake Melvin Sanda, New York Mills Mrs. Gilbert Swenson and boy, 1117 College St. Mrs. Olga Westergard, Erhard Clubs & Societies Duplicate bridge will be played Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Open to all bridge players. The wedding of Lorna Kimball and Terry Jacobson was solemnized the evening of June 22 at First United Methodist Church of Ottawa, Kansas. The Rev. Ira DeSpain performed the double-ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kimball of Princeton, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. Sherrill Jacobson of Underwood. Mrs. Loren Matthews . was organist, and Larry Keck was soloist. The bride wore a gown her mother had made of Mira Mist crystaline with embroidered overlay, a matching detachable chapel train, and a chapel- length veil of illusion which was held by a Juliet hat. She carried a nosegay of white carnations and pink roses. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Sandra McCurdy, and Mrs. Linda Rybolt as matrons of honor, Sherry Burkdoll and Mrs. Debbie Hoen, sister of the groom, as bridesmaids, and Jana Kimball, sister of the bride, as junior bridesmaid. They wore pastel- colored floor-length gowns in colors of pink, mint, aqua and blue and white, with matching picture hats, and carried nosegays to match their dresses. Chris Bryan was ring bearer O/son-Johnson vows said West Moe Lutheran Church of Brandon was the scene of an evening wedding June 22 when Sharon Louise Olson became the bride of Dean LeRoy Johnson. The Rev. Vernon Serenius performed the double- ring ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd S. Olson of Garfield and Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Johnson of Evansville. Mrs. Dennis Gulbranson was organist, and Mrs. Craig Quinn, Becky Johnson and Beverly Johnson, sisters of the groom, were vocalists. The bride wore a long white gown of satin, trimmed with lace and white sequins, and a lace-trimmed mantilla veil. She carried a bouquet of red roses, blue carnations and stephanotis. Mary Ann Kartak was her personal attendant. Brenda Olson was maid of honor and Sandra, ViAnn and Julie Olson were bridesmaids. All are sisters of the bride. They wore light blue empire gowns and each carried a long- stemmed red rose. Burnell Anderson was best man, and Donn Johnson, Craig Quinn, and Steven Olson were groomsmen. Bradley Olson and Mark Johnson ushered. Honored guests included Mrs. Selma Olson of Alexandria and Mrs. Harry Torgrimson and Mrs. Levi Johnson, both of Evansville, grandmothers of the couple. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will be at home in rural Evansville where the groom is engaged in farming. The bride will attend Alexandria Area Vocational School this fall. Photo by Vernon Studies MR. and MRS. DEAN L. JOHNSON Personal and Social Mrs. Helen Moen of Riverview Heights had as visitors this week her daughter and family, the Gordon Bullocks of Boise, Idaho, who also visited Gordon's mother, Nellie A Lovelier You THE WEEKEND HOSTESS By Mary Sue Miller A Lovely asks: How can I simplify entertaining at our summer cottage? Last year I had so much marketing and cooking to do that I seldom had any fun. Coming up-six guests, three of them dieting, from Friday night to Sunday afternoon. The Answer: The following is a pattern for menus that are low-cal if dieters cut down on breads and ieconds. Most preparations take place early on Friday. Friday night: Avocado dip (frozeni with tacos; fish filets simmered in salted water and bayleaf; new potatoes in jackets; endive and onion rings, vinegarette; French bi-Md; annulled strawberries arranged around bowl of honey. Saturday and Sunday Breakfasts: Guests prepare their own to suit individual times and tastes. Laid out on kitchen counters-fruit juice, eggs, bacon, bread and butter, percolator of coffee, (and whatever else the hostess wishes to provide), plus pans and table service. Saturday Lunch: A picnic-a melange of breads, cold picnic meats, cheese, cole slaw, cherry tomatoes, pick- Ic.s. mustard, watermelon. Saturday Night: Platter raw vegetables, bowl Russian dressing; barbecue- meat of choice, baked potato and coh corn; ice cream cones. Sunday Lunch: Cold breasts of chicken; hot curried rice; crisped spinach leaves and cucumber slices. French dressing; corn muffins; miniature caramel custards. Get the idea? Have fun' POCKET CALORIE COUNTER lln M-.ii rr.ilK knnw the ralnric counis of the foods you MI' Our K-.ifl.-f. POCKET CALORIE COl'XTER, tells the -core at a glance. It ,il-i) gi\t- a ilirt plan—a way In cal and <-lim. for >our copy, write In Mar) Sue Miller, care of this newspaper, enclosing a long self- qciiltr-'ccl, slampctf en\c!une anj 15 cents in coin. Bullock, who is recuperating at home following illness. Other relatives who visited over the Fourth included Mr. and Mrs. John Schoeler of Slave Lake, Alberta, Canada, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith of Cooperstown, N.D., Mrs. Inez Wood and daughter of Jamestown, N.D., and Mrs. Peter Ruscheinsky and children of Tacoma, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Paige Johnson and sons Troy and Kent of Redpndo Beach, Calif., are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Drake of 612 E. Summit. They will attend the 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson of Henning. Births HAMMER: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hammer, Route 5, a boy, July 5. For individual servings of lemonade pour the juice of a lemon and tt to % cup cold water into a tall glass; add 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar or honey and stir well. Fill glass with ice cubes. taps Fills (U.) Iwul 5 MR. and MRS. TERRY JACOBSON and Cassie McCurdy was flower girl. The candlelighters were Jon Kimball and Greg Jacobson, brothers of the bride and groom. Steve and Randy Jacobson, brothers of the groom, served as best men, Rick Jacobson and Tim Smith were groomsmen, and Greg Tallent was junior groomsman. The ushers were Greg Noren of Fergus Falls and Alan Osmond will marry SALT I ARE CITY (AP) She thought he was conceited. He thought she was giving him a rough time and decided to fight back. That's how the courtship of Alan Osmond, of the singing Osmond Brothers, and Suzanne Pinegar, a college cheerleader, got started. The two have now announced their engagement and plans to marry on Aug. 3. Crochet Swirl! 7234 Whirl out to parties in a [un. colorful, glorious swirl Kkirl. It's the swirl skirt — fashion's newest! Crochet easily, one coloi- at a time. L'sc worsted in a 3-color combination. 1'attern 7231: directions, sizes Ji-lR incl. 75 CENTS for pattern. Add 25c for first-class mail and special handling. Send to Alice Brooks, Daily Journal, 161, Necdlecraft Dept., Box 163, Old Cheslca Station, N'ew York, X.Y. 10011. Print Name, Address, Zip, Pallcrn Number. Wholesale Diamonds If a stone has any worth, the seller can obtain a standard price for it and doesn't need to sell it "wholesale". Many so-called bargain or discount diamonds have been marked up in price so they can be "discounted". Purchase from a reputable jeweler to be sure on diamonds. Open Thursdays Until 9 p.m. Close Saturdays at 12 noon (Yes, we still buyold gold) \\m\\mi JEWELERS car Welander, Gemologist and Jim Welander j Graduate Geologist to serve you. 114 East Lincoln 13 Years Experience Denny Kimball, brother of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Binkley of Princeton were honored guests. A reception at the church followed the ceremony. After a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson will be at home in St. Paul. The bride is a free lance court reporter and the groom is a criminal investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The groom is a graduate of Fergus Falls State Junior College and Bemidji State College and has served in the U.S. Army. Cards of Thanks CARD OF THANKS We wish to sincerely thank our many friends, neighbors and relatives who helped make our 25th anniversary such a joyous occasion. Special thanks to our children, those who assisted them, to all who participated in the program, furnished food and helped in anyway. Many thanks for the cards and gifts. God's Blessings to each of you. Leonard and Marion Erlandson CARD OF THANKS I would like to say thank you to all my relatives who sent cards and visited me while I was at the hospital. Special thank you to the nursing staff and Dr. Orandi for wonderful care I received and to Pastor Seastrand for visits. The Lord bless and keep each one at you. Mrs. Carl Youngberg Senior Citizens lunch menu for July 8 to 12 Monday Spanish rice Peas Peach half 3-Bean salad Tuesday Chop suey Rice & butter Carrots Fresh strawberries Wednesday Noodles & tuna Mixed vegetables Sweet potatoes Donuts Reservations forThurs. Must be made by3:30 Wed. Thursday Kentucky fried chicken Mashed potatoes 4 gravy Cole slaw Ice cream Reservations for Friday Must be made by 3:30 Thurs. Friday Home-made bean soup Sandwiches Fruit salad Cake or bars COOKING IS FUN SUNDAY SUPPER Southern Corn Bacon Green Salad Biscuits Blueberry Cobbler SOUTHERN CORN An old favorite. 4 large ears fresh corn 2 tablespoons butter or margarine IVt cups water 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth With a sharp knife cut kernels from corn; with back of knife scrape cobs to release milky pulp; there should be about 2 cups kernels and pulp. Into a 10-inch skillet turn the corn and all the remaining ingredients except the cornstarch mixture; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture and, stirring constantly, boil until clear and thickened — a few minutes. Makes 4 or 5 servings. CARD OF THANKS Just to say Thank You is very inadequate to express our gratitude to everyone for their acts of kindness shown in the recent loss of our loved one. A special (hanks is extended to Reverend Hartmann, to Lyle Jacobson and Jessie Lauren for their beautiful music. To Vertins Funeral Chapel and to all at St. Francis Home, to the friends who served the lunch, lor the gifts of food brought fo our homes and for the many cards and memorials and prayers. It is wonderful to experience the area! concern and love of friends and relatives thai give of themselves. God bless you all. Families of Julius Hudson FERGUS Evening 7:38&9:» Adults $1.50-Chfldren Under 14-50c toe. Tax ENDS TONIGHT GEORGE CSCOTIV - MIKE NICHOLS rim, THEDAy&DOLPHIN lUHDAY-MOIIDAMUESDAY Sunday Matinee at 2:00 "IMf AtarttTwain 1 * JtteWebjwr Ifton fis — COUPON SPECIAL— '1.25 HA1RCIT M.50 SHAMPOO & SET * .25 COLOR RI\SE $3.00 VALUE ONLY SQ50 One Ueek-Tnesdav. July 9 Ihrg Saturday. 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