Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 23, 1976 · Page 116
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 116

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 23, 1976
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Competition reveals a plethora of dearth By Martha Smith It was a commendable act indeed when Local 136, the American Federation of Musicians (hereafter called the musicians' union) decided to provide a scholarship to the Congress of Strings. Cost of the summer seminar is $400 and the recipient is in select company, studying at the Cincinnati Conservatory with 120 of the nation's topnotch string students. The winner of the Charleston musicians' union scholarship is Donna Pauley, a 16-year-old violinist whose promise has been well publicized. Miss Pauley is a member of the Charleston Symphony and a member of Local 136. There's no question that she is a deserving student. What is questionable is the manner in which the scholarship's availability wasn't generally made known to youngsters who might have wished to audition. Here is what I know of how the scholarship eventually was awarded. Ned Guthrie, union president, called to say he had a good story for me. The story involved the union's generosity in underwriting the scholarship. The union, Guthrie In one ear .· ·* '.. · added, was interested in encouraging the valley's young musicians. Okay so far. Then we got to two strange points. After telling me enough to warrant printing a story announcing auditions, Guthrie said I'd have to get the final word from Kelly L. Castleberry Jr., official source ot information on the project. The next peculiarity was Guthrie's revelation that the scholarship would be restricted to a violinist or yiolist, .thereby cutting any promising cello or doublebass students. He said that was necessary because "we got into this thing so .late." I didn't understand what he meant at the time and I still don't. Anyhow, T tried for three days to locate Castleberry, a task as fruitless as finding lips on a chicken. I then ran into Jim Beane who said he'd have Castleberry call me. The Television $f ovtes Saturdav JOSHUA CABE" Made for (TV- 1976) */2, 9 p.m., Q ® m ® ®. The third time around for the "Cabe" property: maybe they'll get it right soon. Liberty-Williams, Renne Jarrett, and Lezlie Dalton play a trio of city girls out in Wyoming doing their darndest to release their so-called dad. Josh Cabe, from a murder rap. It's pretty silly fare, but old-timer John Mc- Josh and pal Jack Elam as Bitterroot go along with the general foolishness. "SCORPIO" (1973) "Vz, 9 p.m., Q GB © ® m. Although this spy thriller may seem quite familiar, it "manages to be. entertaining. Burt" Lancaster, stoic and solid, modifies his macho screen image to play an agent who is marked for extinction by fellow spy Scorpio, engagingly played by Alain Delon; and the cat- and-mouse chase is absorbing: In addition to Lancaster and Delon, a fine supporting cast, including Paul Scof ield as a Russian agent, John Colicos and J.D. Cannon, adds substance to the affair. EMERGENCY. '(Repeat) "Communications." The paramedics are I stymied in their lifesaving efforts, I when an airline stewardess refuses I treatment for an overdose of sleep- 1 ing pills. 8 p.m. NBC. O ® © © © | GOOD HEAVENS (Repeat). "Superscoop.'''Mr. Angel agrees to I grant a young man's wish to be- j come a best selling author. Paul Williams guest stars. 8 p.m. ABC. · next day he called and, basically, reiterated what Guthrie had said. When 1 inquired if public announcements of auditions had been made, he replied in the negative, explaining rather obscurely that "the right people" had been contacted about notifying some of their students. A word of mouth announcement didn't seem adequate somehow. What if there were some budding Heifetz out there who didn't know the right people? At the time, Castleberry said only one person--Donna Pauley-had expressed interest in the scholarship. He didn't entertain the possibility that the reason was because very few people knew of its existence. Miss Pauley was called and told to take her violin to the union hall on a Sunday afternoon, May 2.1 was given the distinct impression that she had the scholarship sewn up. An audition was held. That is to say, Miss Pauley played before a committee composed of Guthrie, Castleberry and Paul Nellen. The first two are saxophonists and Nellen plays bassoon: A fourth member of the selection committee, trumpeter Charlie Hanna, wasn't even present. Certainly no member of the committee qualified as an expert in strings. Donna Pauley was proclaimed the winner, an honor she probably could have won with considerably more distinction if she'd had any competition. And what of the cellists? I can think of a couple of fine young players who would have met the age requirement. I'd be the last person to suggest that Dorina Pauley doesn't deserve · to attend the Congress of Strings. I CAPITAL NEWS BOOK MART 1588 A Wain. St. E. 342-9435 lADUlTMOVIES-MAGAZINES-1 ALSO FILM RENTALS OPEN 10 AJH. TO 11 Ml. MM. thru Sat. IMA. TO 9 UN. SUNDAY would guess, however, that her victory would have been sweeter if there had been at least a semblance of challenge, and a lot less secrecy within union heirarchy. It's not much fun having your glove held high in the center of the ring when there's nobody in the other corner. DOC. (Repeat). Doc's son-in-law turns to Doc for help when his 10-year;old son asks him about the facts of life 8:30 p.m. CBS. MARY TYLER MOORE. (Re- I peat). Mary and Sue Ann volunteer their services as "big sisters" to two delinquent girls and then run out of ideas to keep them entertained. 9 p.m. CBS. O QD » BOB NEWHAKT. (Repeat). Bob becomes his patient's partner in a get-rich quick real venture. 9:30 plmfCBS. OQD · "" ·'" ' ~ ~ FOOTL1GHT FOOTNOTES: When Bill Holmes played The Bonze in Madame Butterfly, he entered each rehearsal giving the waggling thumbs-up signal of Henry Winkler, known on television as "the Fronz" of "Happy Days ..." Among out-of-towners who trav- Question Box Q.--There are too many alarming news ihows on the air. The recent specials that rehashed the ai- sassinations of J.F.K., R.F.K. and Martin Luther King didn't serve any purpose but dredge up old hatreds. I think TV did a great disservice to the memory of these great men with these shows.--Mrs. T. G., Frostproof, Fla. A.--The series on the assassinations of the political figures were very informative and shed some light by unearthing new facts. Many viewers find this sort of program interesting and provocative. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion. Bob, Carol, Ted Alice Are Open Bowling At Towne 'n Country Lanes eled to Charleston for the Beverly Sills-John Alexander recital last week was Mabel Howard, the life and soul of Morgantown's musical entertainment business for 20 years. Mrs. Howard, herself a dramatic soprano, whose daughter Jane, a coloratura, studied with Metropolitan Opera diva Frances Yeend, had planned'the Sills pil- grimmage for nearly a year. .. The Charleston Performing Arts Council doubtless will greet the return of leader Jane Theiling with open arms. Since Ms. Theiling took a leave of absence, the council has done a lot of wheel spinning... KANAWHA CITY CLUBHOUSE With A European Atmosphere STEAK SPECIALS N.Y. STRIP STEAK $ 4.00 Filet $ 4.00 Porterhouse $ 4.00 T-Bone $ 4.00 Businessmen's lunch Daily 11 A. M.-2 p. m.-HO CARRTOUT Live Entertainment Fri. Sat. Nites Featuring JAY PAUL--Vocalist Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to your favorite "Oldie-Goldies" from the 40's, 50's 60's. OPEN 7 Days A Week 4102 WacCoAleA»e.S£, Kan. City Ph. 925-9960 CbarlestMAtMeticCtt OPEN SUNDAY NITE LADES'NITE After SPJ. 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