Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 30, 1974 · Page 94
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 94

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 30, 1974
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NLong 11 Dispatch B Threefold «J Chilean bay CSSainte (·Mr.) M Multitude « Banker's concerns 71 Spanish aunt 73 Begone! 7« Want of vital enwgy 78 Bye-bye 82 Group of eight 84 Portico 85 Rodents . 81 Commercial vessel 87 Old World sandpipers 89 Evergreen tree n Mistakes 92 Dye ingredient M A beau »5 Obliteration NLabium n Ship- shaped clocks 99 Abbr. on map IN Whirl 111 Painful: a prefix m Beneficial 1M Whistler's output 117 Smart 111 Plant louse 112 Resinous substance 113 Sheer 117 Carp 118 Figure men (·Mr.) lit Peel 120 Sycophant 121 Mountain crest 122 Lohengrin's bride 123 Privy to ·124 Actress Dickinson 125 German flowers 121 Blast 127 Serf CM /., Avenge time of 128 Fits one into another DOWN 1 Representation of the Last Supper 2 Philippine shrub 3 Star in Lyra 4 Dill plants 5 Scaphoid I Sea cow 7 Turns inside out 8 French weight 9 Girl's name 11 Mutilate 11 A sheath (ZooL) 12 Evergreen tree. 13 Offers 14 Tourist lure in Arizona 15 Savings of Jesus 1C Excited 17 Certain ISOtary 29 Ancient chariot 32 Biblical name .33 Restore 35 French resort ·36 Festive parties 37 Bland 38 Malicious burning 41 Cuts 43 Miles and Ralston 44 Lifeless 45 Middle (LawJ 47 Sour substances 48 English river ttUnsorted wheaten flour 51 Sift (Dial. Eng.) 53 Are of the horizon 54 A shrill cry(0bs.) 75 Florida city 71 Love token 77. Insect 79 Vocally 81 Kind of cloth 81 Accented syllables 83 Lamprey 81 Large ape 88 Dirk 91 Washed 91 Ireland 93 Obliterates 95 Common to both sexes .9B'Flexible IN Biblical place. 57 A tapestry U2 Combine 49 French river B Hebrew letter ·4 Doris or Dennis *7 New York tourist lure 19 Mixes 70 Complete 71 Ancient tribe of. Britons 72 Sheeted home . (Naut) .74 Negatives Itt Buddhist sacred city 115 Social . groups IN Popular author HTCicatrix 118 Edible rootstock IN Burl 111 European river 114 Labels 115 Redact UI.Gypsy husbands 119 Menu item sotutka: 13 minutes. 16 17 18 V ! · :.;·;· ·.·,·;· :it\'. :Tr.[i: 10 Appalachia anthology "FROM THE HILLS", edited by William Plumley and Shirley Young Campbell, MHC Publications (Morris Harvey College, Charleston), $3.95. In recent years, the cries of alarm about the movement toward national publishing houses located in such metropolitan areas an New York, Chicago and San Francisco have grown, and for good- reason. Such centralization tends to discourage both young and local talent, as well as to discourage experimentation and the development of regional or local themes. Several years ago, Morris Harvey College in Charleston, initiated a modest lishing program devoted to Appalachian writers and Appalachian themes and preoccupations to help counteract this monolithic nationalism. Its annual volume, "From the Hills," and an annual Appalachian arts festival held each spring have become the hallmarks of this effort. This year's volume "From the Hills" is different in a number of respects from the previous numbers, and a great deal better. Among other things, the editors have gone to a magazine size and format, a departure from their usual book-sized paperback, at least partly to accomodate the cover story, which is itself a departure. This issue is a special pic- Rabbits and their problems "WATER DOWN" by Richard Adams,- Macmillan. $6.95. . Why "Watership Down" is a bestseller, I'll never know. But it is. In fact, it could well be the hottest literary property in a year blessed with an abundance of hot literary properties. It's about as different a book as you'll find, which probably explains why it should and shouldn't have made it so big. It's the story of several rabbits, including one who seems to have a gift akin to second sight, who leave their home warren under the premonition of danger. Later, they learn that the warren and surrounding countryside have been destroyed by land developers and their fellow rabbits killed. They settle in one warren, then move to Watership Down to form their own, realizing only then that they'd neg- :lected to bring any does along, and that this dooms their warren to eventual ex- .tinction. ^n they locate a nearby warren; and their efforts to.'secure''does: for Poems ton wife "POEMS FOR HER", by Alfred Clay, Bolair Mart, $3.00 Thought you might like to be aware of a new poetry book that recently came across my desk. It is a first volume of poetry written by A l f r e d . C l a y , a Webster Spring High School teacher. It's called "Poems For Her" with a picture of 'her' (the authori's attractive wife) on the blue cover. The more than 100 traditional poems inside are arranged in chronological order. "Poems for Her" is available for $3 from Alfred Clay. Rt. 2, Box F-10, Webster Sorines.. 26288. --Kimberly Dunham Miss Dunham is a member of the West Virginia Poetry Society. themselves extend to raids and warfare, which form the bulk of the plot of the novel. The hovel has been compared to Orwell's "Animal Farm,", and I'm sure enough comparisons will also be 'made with Bach's more recent "Jonathan Livingstone Seagull," but I feel that all such comparisons are unfair. · "Watership Down" is different from both in some fundamental ways and exceedingly superior to "Seagull." The only point of comparison lies in its use of animal characters, and this is really too superficial a base from which to judge. "Watership Down" is the kind of novel that exists on many levels, and should appeal to children and adults. Frankly, the toughest thing for me ;was getting through .. the first 100 or so pages. After that, it seems to speed ·along at a considerable pace and makes for good reading, especially if you can suspend your disbelief to accept animal characters who talk per- 'fect English as well as a kind v of broken pidgin English in : "some cases that makes them sound like illiterate immi- ;-grants. ; _-. ··; ,- ; · ; · · · · The book was first published in England in 1972, where it received much critical acclaim and a number of awardslrits author recently resigned his post as assistant secretary (air pollution divison) in England's Department of the Environment to devote himself full- time to his writing. His love and knowledge of nature are evident in this.novel, as is his intimacy with literature. ' He claims td have read widely in Shakespeare throughout his life and is himself being compared to the likes of Carroll, Grahame, Milne, and Tolkien, all of whose books appeal equally to adults and "children. "Watership Down" is both readable and a classic, which is why I can't quite re- solve.the dilemma of its popular Acceptance. But is has made it big. -- Joseph Meledin Jr. torial issue featuring Earl Hamnerand Richard.Thom- as, the creator-writer and star, respectiyely,.of the Appalachian-oriented, award- winning CBS television series "The Waltons." Besides photos of the television Waltons and the real-life Ham- ners upon whom the series is based, "From the Hills" also contains a lead article and interview about the two entitled "A Mosaic of the John Boys" by well-known West Virginia wjiter Kimberly Dunham.: .which is, in large part, an interview with Earl Hamner -Ms£ Dunham conducted priprttb his receiving an awardit this past year's Appalachian Arts Festival at Morris Harvey College. In addition, this year's volume also contains a 30-page photojournalistic study of Southern Appalachia by freelance photographer Jean Rasmussen; poetry by Jean ·.,, Sterling, Muriel Miller Dressier and Jane Stuart, among others; a short story and essay on creating a short story by Jesse Stuart and an unpublished manuscript by novelist Hobert Skidmore. Its 80 pages of photos, poetry, short stories and articles have one goal: To celebrate, to recognize, to assert modern Appalachia, in its joy and in its pain. This it does very well, perhaps better than any of the previous "From the Hills" volumes. the Kimberly Dunham "John Boys" article is itself worth the price, and anyone interested- in 'Appalachia, writing or the "Waitons" television series ( w,ill. find a wealth of material fb v choose from. , -- Joseph Meledin Jr. A lost cache "THE END OF SOM E O N E ELSE'S RAIN:BOW," by Robert Ressner Saturday Review Press (Dutton) $5.95. Wiley Bridger leaves prison after serving 18 years for bank robbary; but Lt. : Mike Javitt, the polic-eman who sent.him away, is waiting for him. $ 168,000 in loo£was never found and Jayitj wants i to recover it, not that Bridger plans to give it.up ; Bridger feels he has earned every nickel. ,j' . However, things have changed in 18 years, and Bridger nearly panics when he sees how much/The farm where Bridger buried the money has been leveled by bulldozers, and the area is now the site of a housing development. Then Bridger spots the huge tree he's used as a guide when he dug the hole for the loot. It's standing in the town library's paved parking lot. Now all he has to do is figure out a way to get the money without Javitt knowing about it. The ending is as satisfying as it, is -unexpected. T --Albert F. Naussbaum :?.'·'" .' · ' ' v -'' ' " ' · . ' « . ' : '.' ' June 30, i

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