Newport Daily News from Newport, Rhode Island on August 13, 1952 · Page 7
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Newport Daily News from Newport, Rhode Island · Page 7

Newport, Rhode Island
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Wednesday, August 13, 1952
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! Fark A-re. Pertimcmth. R. 1. AEft CONDITIONED ANDY PABKJNO WED--THURB. C»mt tt»m 6iOOt 'Wed. from 2:OO N»r» SwlBBnrne--Arthur Shield* "THE RIVER" ··a "THE SNIPER" A«*I»h« Meajoa--Arthnr Fr««»/ FRIDAY and SATURDAY Crat from Aioei Bat. from 2iOO ·THE GIRL IN WHITE" with Ju* AJIy«o»--Arthur Keanedr "BRAVE WARRIOR," Starring '·· Hall. Chrt.tlne Limon, Jar Sllverhetli , , Regular American Legion Card Party TONIGHT 5 Bath Road MODERN WAGNER TECHNIQUE WINS Grandsons' Fight Downs Theatrical Conservatism REGULAR CASEY PARTY Friday Nite Newport Council 256, Columbus Hall. Mill Street At 8 O'Clock CARD PARTY Carpenters Union, Sponsored By CARPENTERS' Local 176 EVERY THURSDAY NITE Carpenters Han 398 Thames Street At 8 O'clock Sailing STEAMER NEW BEDFORD From Newport Round Trip K ChrUtlc'i Wharf Children ninler IS HllB A. M- DST Half Fnre From Part* Inclnile To* BLOCK ISLAM) Good dny of Inline 3)35 P. M.. DST only MOONLIGHT DANCIXG CRUISES ETMT Sntiirdar 8:30 P. M. from Colonial Line Whnrl. So Water St.. PrOTllenee. 31 Pln» Tax. Bnr-- He- frmhnml*. SOUND STEAMSHIP LINES. GLADDING DANCE STUDIO ·ART ST. V. M. C. . Prtrate InalractloB Dorlnic Summer Im All Tjrpea of DmicInK Phone 4431 OP 3S-1U-J BAYREUTH, Germany (B--Richard Wagner's grandsons and the modernists have won a two-year fight against the old dragons of theatrical conservatism. · Only a few flickers of flame still erupt from old-fashioned music critics who dislike the super-modern staging-' of the Wagnerian Operatic Festival at Bayreuth. Most are reconciled now to the loss of musty sets and fussy props. Abstract lighting on an almost bare, elliptical, inclined stage is the new tradition. No longer are singers flouncing in melodramatic gestures through their roles. Their movements are restrained. Often they seem suspended in space. Music and symbolism rule the Bayreuth stage. Everything else is subordinated or left out. This is the way producer Wieland Wagner, 34, says his grandfather would have wanted it, if the great musical innovater had lived in the 20th century. When Wieland, young and untried, took over the 75th anniversary revival of the festival in 1951, veteran patrons doubted whether he was a big enough chip off the Wagner artistic block. Refines Settings Weathering a violent attack by conservatives last year, Wieland came back this season with his abstract settings refined--but not repudiated. The 12 month's interval gave the majority of critics a chance to second-guess themselves. Their favorable change of opinion is seen here as guaranteeing the continuation of the annual festival for many years to come under Wieland and his brother Wolfgang, 32, who is business manager. .After all, the converted now re- jcall, it was old Richard himself who once said: "Children, create the new! Create the new" It costs $440,300 to put on a Wagnerian festival, running as it does this year from July 23 to Aug. 25, with*an international cast, a large -symphony orchestra and a chorus of more than 100. Although the 1,800 seat Fest- spielhaus is sold out for nearly all 25 performances, the box office revenue meets little more than | half the expenses. Ticket sales j amount to $238,000. | From the West German government, Bavaria, Bayreuth and the German radio, there are contributions of $119,000. Needs Private Donations But this leaves $59,500 for Wolfgang to raise from private gifts,, large and small, to keep the festival going. Guest singers who come to Bayreuth, accept much less than their usual fees. But they relish the experience. Swedish-born Astrid Varnay and Canadian-born George London, of the New York Metropolitan, sang at the first postwar festival last year and are back again. Roman Vinay of Chile scored a personal triumph as Tristan to open this season. The curtain rises daily at 5 p. m. in the Festspielhaus. It is nearly THE 1TBWS--NEWPORT, . I., WZDHBgDAT, AUGUST 18, 1962 CONTINUOUS DAILY FBOM 1:00 P. M. Am I In LOT*" · "California Ross" "Wing-Ding Tonight'.' l«gj»d Ittend". "What · Duty Sh Cloud in My Valley ol Srnuhtm CONTINUOUS EVBHY DAT FROM 1 P. M. Starts THURSDAY -Hollywood Guy Lombairdo Discovers Singers Are Expensive Item midnight sung. when the last song is During intermissions of up to an I hour, the restaurant adjoining the theater serves 1,100 persons at a time.' DELICIOUS Chicken - In - A Basket Choice? Liquors, Wines Beers · LA FIESTA TWO MH,E consEB Tel. 2VM Newporter Only One In R. I. Paying Slot Machine Tax A Newporter is .the only one in Rhode Island who admits that he has slot machines and has paid the $250 federal tax for the fiscal year I beginning last July 1. i He is Nathan Kaplan, owner of the Amusement Center, 17 Touro Enjoy A SaU To Block Island On The "RANGER" L»Y» Cltr Dock (Long Wharf) 11 A. M. Leave Block bland -- 4 P. M. DAILY TJatll Further Nolle* TeL 2533-W St. Tax officials say this is in marked contrast with 1949 when the federal government collected taxes on 246 slot machines in the state, although their operation is a violation of the state gambling laws. In 1950 the total cropped to 142 and in 1951 to 48. Last November Congress boosted the tax from 5150 to ?250 per machine. COZY CAB 2500 JANE'S 20% off AN SUMMER Stock Including Maternities 64-A Spring St. · Tel. 9137 Nurse Faces 2 Murder Charges In Nieces' Deaths "WETUMPKA, Ala. (35--A grim- faced nurse charged, with poisoning her 2-year-old niece and calmly watching an autopsy on the body was dalled to trial here today on the first of two murder charges that could mean her own life. Gray-haired Mrs. Earle Dennison is accused of feeding arsenic to Shirley Diann Weldon, who died May 1, and also to her tiny sister Polly Ann. Shirley was only a few days old when Polly Ann died 2% years ago .after a sudden, violent illness. Only the death of Shirley Diann was on the court docket for today. The widowed, 54-year-old nurse who worked at the hospital where the child died was arrested a week later after the parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Weldon of the nearby Claud community, swore out a murder warrant. Sheriff Lester Holley said Mrs. Dennison admitted, without a show of emotion, that she gave Shirley Diann arsenic in a soft drink and took her to the hospital.when she went into convulsion,;. The child died five hours later. · State Toxicologist C. J. Rehling said the autopsy, performed with Mrs. Dennison , present, showed arsenic. - " Still suspicious about the death of Polly Ann nearly three years before, the Weldons arranged to have her remains analyzed- Dr. Rehling said she, too, had traces of the deadly metallic poison, and another warrant w a s signed against the aunt. HOLLYWOOD Iff) _ Eileen Barton, Guy Lombardo's fetching songstress, frequently encounters fellows who can think of nothing more intriguing to say than: "I've heard so much about you." And she has an apt dismissal answer as she looks up at him with a glint in her eye: "And I've heard so much about you. Now I'd like to hear your side." Singers are expensive, as bandleader Sammy Kaye is discovering. His vocalist, Barbara Benson, told him recently that.she was going to get married and that she was conferring upon him the honor of giving the bride away. Sammy felt very pleased and flattered, and then Miss Benson, taking advantage of the law that no bride can be wrong, told him the date of the wedding. Sammy had to rearrange the schedule of his oreheslia, canr.el three cates, and so it is going to cost him $18,000 in guarantees in order to give a bride away. * * * * Seen on the sets--Dorothy Malone, blue-eyed Texas charmer, costarring with Martin Lewis in "Scared Stiff" after a spell of TV appearances in New York. Dorothy was chosen to represent her native state at Cannes, Nice, and Monte Carlo during "Texas Week on the Riviera." She returns to her folks' home in Dallas between pictures, appearance tours, and TV hitches. She thinks ,"Texas men are the most charming in the world." With one possible exception, I suspect. Scott Brady of the movies. She called Scott "an ideal boy . . . a dream." James Dunn doing a "Playhouse of Stars" TV film. He has done a number of top shows in New York and, more recently, been loafing in the sun at nearby Malibu Beach. He has a home'there. In the present film, he discourages his movie-struck daughter (played by a pretty 15-year-old named Elinor Donahue) from seeking a film career. In real life he A 2Olli CENIURY-FOX ENCORETRIUMPHI U)Y POWER BRENT Gene TIERNEY · Cornel WILDE ' Jeanne CRAIN "Has Anybody Seen My Gal" and "Browning Version" EILEEN BARTON -- The Perfect Squelch wouldn't take the same attitude, he can present. explained. "I'd say, 'Go ahead.' Of course, there's a lot of luck involved. You have to be in the right spot at the right time." He remembered a stroll he took along a New York street shortly before starting an engagement in the play, "Harvey." He met a young actor he knew. The youth wa on his way to take a job in Macy's basement. Dunn sent him to the play producer, who gave him a good role. "Suppose we'd been walking on different streets," Jimmy speculated. The "Playhouse of Stars" film will serve as a "pilot" for a TV series of his own, Dunn told me. He'll play a teen-ager's father beset by the problems only a bobby-soxer SIXTH SHOW Newport County Guernsey Association Saturday, August 16 11 A. M. THE PORTSMOUTH PRIORY, Portsmouth, R. I. AdmlffMlan Free VILLA ROSA RESTAURANT PIZZA At Its Best--If9 The VILLA ROSA BEST IN ITALIAN FOODS Never A Dissatisfied Customer--It's The Courtesy and Atmosphere Of The Villa Featuring That Old -Favorite PAUL WOODS --At the Piano Baked Lazagne Every Thursday -- Orders To Take Ont TEL 1085 25$ THAMES ST. Nick C»n«OHl, Pro*. T O M O X Fireworks Featuring The Battle of the Jets and Flying Saucers R R 0 W ************$ DANCING Big HOLIDAY Dance $ With Charlie Weygand and 111* orchestra Lovely I/imln Lee, vocalist BEG. DANCE SAT. NITE SPECIALIZING IN FINE FOOD Serving Full Course Dinners From 12 Noon Until TO P.M. Lounge and Bar Open 'til 1 A. M. 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