The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1967 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 21, 1967
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Blythevffl* (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, April 21, 19SI •- Pig* Thttt COURT (Continued from Fage One) tence suspended. A charge of burglary, filed against James Leroy Doebler ras dismissed. Perry Risers pled guilty to charges of burglary a n < grand larceny and was sen fenced to five years in the state penitentiary; sentence sus pended. William Albert Weathers pled guilty to charges of bur- ;lary and grand larceny, was sentenced to three years in the state penitentiary; sentence sus- >ended. AT THE GATE - In this scene from the Blytheville High School Thespian Society's production of "Rashomon," a wig-maker, a priest and a wodcutler discuss a recent scandal which took place in a wood near the old city gate at which they have met. From left are Jerry Fletcher, Blan Heath and Jimmy Burton. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. (Courier News Photo) BHS Actors Step Out Of League and Score By G. J. Drott Staff Writer For the pristine audacity of the thing, the Thespian Society of Blytheville High School have elected to do a play which is patently out of their league, • just to see how near they could come to pulling it off. They come much closer than you would expect. "Rasliomon" is a light-year removed from the flaccid comedies and dramas high school groups usually batten upon. It couples high drama with low comedy in such a way as to exhaust the stores of a truly gifted professional troupe, assuming such a thing to exit. * * * The action takes place in tor Terry Huckabee has managed to make the timing changes liquid and unobtrusive. The background music is excellently used. During some of the more eerie scenes, you could close your eyes and swear >you heard the baleful lapping of the River Styx as the mute Charon barged you to infinity. Costuming and make-up are somewhat suggestive of Tom Sawyer, but no matter; they are evocative enough. In a play of this type, great attention to detail and accuracy might only interfere. Interestingly, out of the nine "Orientals" portrayed, there are two red-heads and one blonde, a mathematical improbability sufficient to have medieval Japan. The play re-i brou g nt EucM to m 's ceives its name from the Rash- * * * omon Gate in Kyoto, the ancient capital. With the decline of the city, the gate has become a gathering place for the underworld. It would not do to disclose the plot. It is sufficient to say that the drama centers about the timeless chasm between pretense and reality. The play is in two acts. There is only one set, scene changes being indicated by lighting emphasis and sound effects. Direc- As is usually the case with non - professional performers, the dominant failing of the player is in their diction. Most of them, especially the young ladies, are lacking in volume and tend to speak much too fast, a vade mecum of their nervousness. Still, most are adequate and some are quite good. By far the best performance is that of Jerry Fletcher, who submits a majestic bit of overacting as everyone's conception of the Dirty Old Man. Unwansed evil. He leers and cackles' like a yap at his first girlie show. Jamie Carter is very good as the bandit, and Melinda Guard is quite believable as the trouble - making slattern. Blan Heath as the priest comes across as more choir-boy than holy man. He is too innocent, too trusting. In real life, priests have no i 11 u s i o n s. Of course, this may be a fault in the play iteslf, rather than in the interpretation. * * * This is an adult play in the true sense of the word, and it's encouraging that a high school group would attempt it. It is an indication of the increasing intellectual maturity of today's younger people. They no longer believe that virtue is always rewarded or that doctors bring babies in little black bags. If you are of a mind to see what a high school group can accomplish when it sets its mind to it, you should not miss this production. Peformances begin at 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. Admission is $1 for adults and 75 cents for students. John Albert Blake pled guilty to charges of burglary and grand larceny and was sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary; sentence suspended. A charge of grand larceny, filed against Harold Goolsby was dismissed. A charge of driving wiile intoxicated, filed against Joe D. Ford, was changed to public drunkness. He pled guilty and was fined $10 and costs. A charge of grand larceny, fled agaVst Roger Mashburn, was reduced to petit larceny and was dismissed. THAT SPRINGY FEELING came to perky Susan Kay Humes at (he Chicago plant where (his huge spiral was manufactured. An alloy steel bar measuring nearly three and a half inches in diameter, the spring weighs 1,385 pounds, and will be used as one of several such shock absorbers on a large pier for oil tankers in South Portland, Maine. Daily Record The court reaffirmed the judgment of municipal court in ,he case of Earl James Wells, convicted of improper vehicle icense. Charges of possession of stolen property, filed against Virgil Turnage Spears, were dismissed. Spears is now being leld by federal authorities on he same charge, court records ;ay. wj<no Remember Pay Your Paper Boy Friday evening i:30 WHAT'S NEW Independence Adventure. Liberty: who bought it, and how shall we keep it. :00 ALL ABOARD Can a Bottle Be a Whistle for a Train? Troilus discovers a hidden musical talent. :30 CHANNEL 10 TRAVELS Wings to Europe. A royal tour of the great cities: Madrid, Rome, London and others. 8:00 YOUNG AMERICAN MUSICIANS Andrew Wolf. Young pianis performs compositions b Bach, Chopin, and Debussy Part 1 of 2. 8:30 N.E.T. PLAYHOUSE The Battle of Culloden. hard - hitting, realistic docu mentary on the last battle fought in Britain. 9:45 NEW DIMENSIONS OF DESIGN Special. 1 About Algeria Although Algeria is four times the size of France, only 3 per cent of its 920,000 square miles grows crops, and a mere one sixth can support livestock. Air Conditioners I IN- from PHILCO NOISELESS "Engineered to a Whisper" AND CARRY A 5-Year Guarantee On ALL Operating Parts j«i .i*t.ttr«.M DMA ENJ-W u irfMte MlMiin MNI^ a. *-u, •pArtM .MM. a. r -t Iran Jri» rffMxto*. pt5TmfcnO« «-*m M iaf «tt»y fw totto*, Mw C*A * Trm^rWiM HfM. [|t . ••••••••••••I McKINNONS MANILA, ARK. Salutes Leading Agent MIKE KENNER During 1966 Mike qualified for both President's Club and Cabinet, which entitled him and wife, Linda, to attend the company convention in Mexico City. Congratulations Mike! National Trust Life INSURANCE COMPANY HOME OFFICE / MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE District Offic* — 559 North Tenth Phone PO 3-7923 Weather U. S. Weather Bureau Agricultural Service Reiser, Ark. Warm, moist air continues over the state fed by brisk, southerly winds. The weak cold front through the southern plain has showed little tendency to move but it is expected to start an eastward movement tonight and penetrate the state Saturday morning. In the meantime brisk, southerly winds and mild temperatures will persist. Rainfall was mainly concentrated in the northwest half of the state during the past 24 hours. Glenwood, 30 miles south of Hot Springs, recorded the heaviest amount with .79. Showers and thundershowers will develop again this afternoon and tonight and it is likely that most stations except the extreme southeast will have recorded some rainfall by tomorrow morning. Yesterday's highs were in the mid 70s and the low 80s. Overnight lows were generally in the mild 60s. The five-day outlook, 6 a.m Saturday to 6 a.m. next Thurs day, calls for temperatures to average two to six degrees be low normal. Not so warm earl; next week. Normal highs 71 northwest to 78 south. Norma lows 50 northwest to 60 south Precipitation is expected to to tal one-half to one inch as showers occurring Saturday, early next week and again about midweek. Wet fields will delay planting in the delta into the weekenc and scattered showers again next week are likely to cause additional delays. Soil tempera- lures will remain rather stable through the weekend and average in the low to mid 70s. The cooling anticipated early next week in conjunction with wet soils indicate a period of borderline condition for good seed termination and growth. Yesterday's high—78 Overnight low—64 Precipitation previous 24 hours (to 7 a.m. today)—.16 Precipitation. Jan. 1 to date—9.11 Sunset today—6:37 Sunrise tomorrow—5:20 This Date A Year AFO Yesterday's high—82 Overnight low—33 Precipitation Jan. 1 to date—13.36 Markets Open High Low Last Chicago Wheat May 165V4 166% 16o'A 166 July 165% 166 3 /4 164 7 /i 165V4 Sept. 169 169% 168 168% Chicago Soybeans May 286'A 286'/ 8 285% July 285>/4 285% Nov. 278Vs 278'A 285% 284% 278'/ 8 285% 284% 278V4 New York Stocks Texas G. S 110 ! /s Chrysler 42% RCA 52!/i AT&T Dow Xerox GM Pan Amer Ford Space Race Said To Be Neck 'n Neck OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Sir Sernard Lovell, British astronomer who keeps informal icore on U.S. and Soviet Space ventures, says the race appears about even now. "I wouldn't take a bet on who s now ahead. But this summer might because of what the Russians might come up with in lie near future," Sir Bernard aid Thursday night at a Merritt College dinner. He directs the University of Manchester's observatory at odrell Bank. 58 7 /s 80 286'/4 81'A 69 : K4 53% Westinghouse 56'/8 U. S. Steel 46% Curtis Pub nVs 'omsat 64V4 American Motors 10% Sears 55% Parke Davis 28% en. Electric 94H Beth. Steel 37% Reynolds Tob 39VS Standard NJ 62% Holiday Inn 60% Ark-La 42% Ark-Mo (Bid) 12% Divco-Wayne 34 Had a Familiar Ring BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) While preparing the garden at his South Birmingham home Thursday, J.D. Lee turned up a gold wedding ring which bore the initial "M." With a little inquiring, Lee found the owner — 84-year-old Mrs. Ralph Mitchell — whose homesite once stood behind Lee's. Mrs. Mitchell lost the ring 30 years ago while she was planting a garden. The high noctilucent clouds ;hat glow at night are produced by sunlight reflecting off small particles of matter in space. Roy Clark Roy Clark, 67, father of Jack L. Clark of Blytheville, died yesterday at the Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Born in Clay County, Kentucky, he was a landowner, merchant and the Postmaster at Big Hill, Ky. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pilot Knob Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens with Oldliam Roberts and Powell Funeral Home of Richmond, Ky., in charge. In addition to his son, he leaves his wife, Mrs. Mataline Lewis Clark; A daughter, Mrs. Jean C. Johnson of Berea, Ky.; His step-mother, Mrs. C. C. Clark of Richmond; A sister, Mrs. Betty Clark Little of Paint Lick, Ky.; And five grandchildren. Hawaiian! Adopt 1 Peace Measure HONOLULU AP) - The Hawaii State Senate adopted a resolution Thursday calling for " negotiated peace in Vietnam. It asks President Johnson "to exhaust every effort to maintain contact with the leaders of the vorld in order to enlist their aid in seeking an end to the war hrough negotiation" and calls or the nation "to continue all ecessary support for American oldiers in Vietnam." The resolution is a revised •ersion of a proposal calling for temporary cease-fire and Yilhdrawai of U. S. troops from /ietnam. 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