The Messenger from Madisonville, Kentucky on November 14, 1977 · 9
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The Messenger from Madisonville, Kentucky · 9

Madisonville, Kentucky
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Monday, November 14, 1977
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The Messenger Madisonville, Ky. Monday November 14,1977 Theater review 'Sugar' sweet despite sour facilities By BRANK McKINSEY On Saturday night, the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School Drama Department presented a first for the community, a dinner theater and the musical comedy, "Sugar." "Sugar," based on the 1950s movie, "Some Like It Hot," was written by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond. Set in the 1930s, it is a good insight into the ganster and show business world of that time, a time in our country's development when it paid to see and know nothing of the underground world. Most apparent in the production was the lack of theater facilities provided for the theater-minded youth of our community. Even though it was necessary to perform on the floor in the high school cafeteria, the enthusiasm of the cast, crew and director were not dampened. Part of the local theater scene is worki.ig against seemingly impossible odds, and the drama department did just that. Due to a lack of adequate facilities, the audience was kept waiting while the crew made set changes and the cast ran for the nearest restroom to make costume changes. If a major criticism is to be made regarding the production of "Sugar," it would have to be the long wait between scenes. Despite the waiting, compliments must be given to a most efficient, well-trained cast and crew. In the title role, Melissa Jones gave a fine performance. As the star-struck showgirl, she was most convincing. A character trait of Sugar, common to everyone, is the seeking of mature love and security. Melissa, despite her age, was able to capture this trait very nicely. As the two young misicians trying to escape the mob by passing as girls in an all-female band, Mark Dever and Kris Brady were delightful. Both were able to use the female attire to heighten the comic element of the show. Mark and Kris were most adept at the use of comic lines, never allowing the lines to fall flat. What could have easily turned into pure slapstick comedy was restrained and well-handled by the two men. Elaine Ruff, as Sweet Sue, the bossy, crass leader of the female band was performed with ease. Always in character and yelling at her stage manager, Bienstock, played by Rufus Baker, Elaine dominated her girls in a believable manner. Baker gave a nice performance as her stage manager. As is often the case, the audience fell in love with a minor character. Greg Watkins, as the very rich and very old Osgood Fielding, gave an outstanding performance, bringing to life what could have been a dull role. Even though Watkins was at times playing the role for the sake of comedy alone, he was always in character, gaining a good many laughs from the audience. The percussion of Brett Ballard was very effective in introducing each entrance of the gangsters. The four gangsters, always easy and in time, added a pleasing style to the show. At the piano was Gayle Klompus, adding effective support to the songs. Mention should be given to the girls in the female band. The director was able to get the group of girls to play small individual roles, yet blending themselves into a pleasing unit. Director Jana Cobb had cast her actors and actresses well and directed them in a fast pace, never allowing the scenes to be slow or dull. Director Cobb, the cast and crew are to be congratulated on a fine production. The entire production was light, airy and gave the audience a pleasing evening. 9'" Jfglf i a ocr" " " - liu" ""iiiiti m u ' i lwfcSA if Mtir.f II niini . K1 U.UUU" -aifci T"-tL ' it i i . . it . i a av v vvi i ' '- in rriir iii'iiiwuMiaiM i 1 , M i t -f"- ' mmmt jMmmwr-,,.. ....... a. -v-. Mrfe;4a. v------mRmmmm o rx U it A SQUADRON of the Soviet Union's new T-72 battle tanks rumble through Red years because of the damage caused to the brick streets of Red Square. ( UPI Square in the first display of the newly deployed weapon. The parade use of photo.) some heavy military equipment has been done away with in some previous By KENNETH R. CLARK United Press International ESCHEWING OBFLSCA-TION: HL'D Secretary Patricia Harris is gunning for gob-bledygook. She says people have "suffered enough from the agonies of filling out forms with boxes and spaces so small as to invite writer's cramp; trying to read type so small you need a microscope and translating into readable English the technical jargon in so many of the forms the average citizen is asked to fill out." From now on, she wants HUD forms written in plain English, with large type and plenty of space for answers. KISSPNG CRITIC: President Carter was the kindest of critics Sunday night at Kennedy Center in Washington. With the first lady, he attended the world premiere of the film "The Turning Point," starring Shirley Maclaine, Anne Bancroft and Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov. Miss Ma-cLaine, Baryshnikov and another star, Leslie Browne, were on hand for the presidential review. After the show, Miss MacLaine got a kiss and the whole cast got a plug. Said the president, "Aren't they good? Absolutely beautiful." QJT -,7 t " if-' it I i X mn i.iimir 'ii iimur iJ SOPHIA LORF.N looks pretty before photographers in Miama as she holds her "Female Star of the Year" award she received from the National Association of Theater Owners. The presentation ended four days of the Association's convention in Miami Reach. (UPI photo l OIL AND HONEY: It was New York Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz vs. Faberge Inc. and lefkowitz won. He says the Manhattan-based cosmetics firm has agreed to stop claiming its shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and lotions contain "pure wheat germ oil and honey" after analysis turned up only 0.1 percent of such "organic ingredients. Refunds are on tap for con sumers who bought thi products up to three month: ago. loads are overwhelming "a manifestation of our litigious society" and he says some changes are needed. Otherwise, he says, "important rights may be lost ... defendants charged with crime may go free on bail, some to commit other crimes ... business controversies may go unresolved ..." GLIMPSES: Former Olympic skating champion Dorothy Hamill is due for release this week from Cedars-Sinai Hospital in l-os Angeles. where she was taken last Thursday suffering a stomach ailment ... Orsnn Bean is in New York, to help host NBC-TV's coverage of the Thanksgiving Day parade ... Jetbro Tull is on the Madison Square Garden bill for concerts Nov. 20 and 30 ... Mamie Eisenhower celebrates her 81st birthday today ... Clad in black, Queen Elizabeth Sunday placed a wreath of red poppies on London's Cenotaph monument in memory of her kingdom's 1,695,000 dead in two world wars ... SUED TO SATURATION: Too many people are suing too many other people, to the detriment of justice. That's the word, in San Francisco, from Attorney General Griffin Bell He told an American Bar Association meeting court case Notice Of New Hours - 9:15 A.M. TO 5 P.M. ROEINETTE CHIROPRACTIC OFFICE Highway 41N. 6 Minutes North Of Madisonville Phone - 322 - 8263 Hanson, Ky. $5,000 for only $113.16 a month. Whether you need $3,500 or $7,500 get it from the people who lend millions. Commercial Credit. Monthly payment based on a $5,000 HomeOwner loan, for 60 months, at an annual percentage rate of 12.77. Total payment $6,789.60. We find ways to help. COMMERCIAL CREDIT Homeowner Loans nrvii financial service of ' S CJ CONTRpL DATA CORPORATION uVoi'r 552 E. Center Street 821-1656 Cmlil I. iff InHuranre Avftilnhle to Eligible Borroweri More natural gas available now Editor's Note: Remember last winter's fuel crisis? No doubt you do, as it was a memborable winter indeed. As the largest producer of the United States' largest available natural source of energy, Kentucky reconues a special obligation to play a lead role in America's attempts to more nearly approach self-sufficiency in supply. Recently, Gov. Julian Carroll proclaimed Nov. 13-19 as Energy Awareness Week in Kentucky. As a public service. The Messenger is publishing a series of articles m hopes that information contained in them will be beneficial to our .readers. Actions stimulated by last winter's natural gas shortages may be partly responsible for some good news this fall : there'll be slightly more natural gas available this year. State officials say we'll have at least as much gas available as we did last winter, and the gas companies are expecting shorter and smaller curtailments to customers. Reasons for the improved picture in Kentucky of natural JeMi XJ This week: 4-POECE PRIDE -FREED, CHICKEN DIB America has a big taste for fried chicken, and no one knows how to satisfy that taste better than Jerry's. Our crisp, golden 4-Piece Pride-Fried' Chicken Dinner comes with your choice of potatoes, cole slaw, roll and butter. Good Irom 11 a.m. daily, Nov. 14-20, 1977 (' $2.29 - J II RESTAURANTS gas availability include: A federal ruling allowing an increase in the price of newly-discovered natural gas; this is stimulating new drilling activity, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico. Threatened implementation of a federal policy giving the Department of the Interior the right to cancel leases on offshore drilling sites if the leasing company is not maximizing its production. mild spring, allowing gas companies to refill storage fields. The discovery by some companies that they could draw gas out more rapidly than they had thought possible, a discovery made last winter as a result of severe shortages. Completion of a new coastal terminal by Columbia Gas Systems Inc., parent company of Columbia Gas Transmission and Columbia Gas of Kentucky, to receive liquefied gas from Algeria. Solutions to shortage problems faced by users of oil, coal and propane aren't so clear-cut, however. "We've solved our oil supply by simply importing the oil we need, and as long as we do that, we figure our supplies will be OK," says John Stapleton, the state's deputy commissioner for energy. But survivors of last winter will remember that oftimes, critically needed oil supplies were stuck in the middle of the Ohio River, on barges trapped by blocks and walls of ice. "We've done a survey of utilities that burn coal to generate electricity," Stapleton says. "They have a large supply on hand and are planning for a coal strike.. .most have a stockpile of up to 120 days, which will get us through the winter." So far, supplies of propane have not been a problem, but state government sources point out that if natural gas supplies become more critical, propane also will be in short supply. Seventy per cent of propane fuel production comes from natural gas. The Department of Energy-has several suggestions for industries planning for this winter. If an industry is on natural gas and expecting curtailments, it should put alternate fuel capability in place. "That's expensive, and it's not an easy-decision for anyone to make," Stapleton says, "but that's what ought to be done." The department believes that direct utilization of coal should receive prims consideration as an alternate fuel wherever possible because it's an abundant resource. That philosophy also extends to electricity since it is pro'lueed from coal. If the operation absolutely requires a gaseous fuel, the department recommends propane or low Btu gas from coal. Companies that use oil or coal should be increasing their storage facilities; last year's transportations bottlenecks caused problems for industries surprised by the severe weather. J & M UNIFORMS (Below His Corner) SALE A-BRATTING OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY With GREAT BUYS1 All Shoes 20 Famous Daylite& Nancy Cahill Name Brand Shoes For Men And Women Selected White Uniforms & Color Tops 20 To 25 Off Group of Men's Professional J a ckets 20 Off Main At Center SEE A PRO When You Buy Insurance COLE-DURHAM Insurance Agency ( YOUBflflWlWJ lnsufoiKe g AGENT svms YOU 446 E. Center Mm Auto-Life-Health Homeowners Business Package Policies Bonds Frank 1 Sam David 821-5527 W jf PI Sillily p tj'II find the happiest hunting grounds in th-j classified pages. From individual homes to condom niun, s or even Luildable lots, before you go runnin' all over the woods, rir.t cli-rk the classifieds. 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