Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph from Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 31, 1971 · Page 9
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Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1971 Gaietta Talagraph— l-B Allan Jones Is Star Of Man of La Mancha By JOHN FETLER Music Critic... I it is still the story and interpretation of our day. Man of La ... T , na. Mancha is a hard-hitting show, True Allan Jones is a legend. ¡ tl produced for the road But a live one, and wc re lucky, an economy 0f means, but to hear him again. He hits the packs considerable show-biz beautiful high notes in top form ^ajjop in true operatic style as the star a ithoniyh of “Man of La Mancha” which opened at the Broadmoor Monday night as the concluding attraction of the summer season at the International Center. One might almact he tempted to say that the best has been saved for the last. Don’t waste time on nostalgia, though. Of course, some of us remember Allan Jones from the days when the musical stars still had the incredible glitter and glamor of super-tinseled Hollywood of the “good old days,” the kind of tinsel which the younger generation might have difficulty in imagining. But the younger generation will find Allan Jones in La Mancha a man after its heart. The show is being repeated this week at the International Center, and a fine evening’s en tertainment it is. And matinees, too. The story is based on the famous book by Cervantes, but Father Takes Stand Against His Son Monday Seventy-one-year-old James F. Hayes took the witness stand in district court Monday and testified against his son, William Thomas Hayes, 30. 647 E. St. Vrain St., who is charged with forgery. He allegedly forged a check May 21 with intent to defraud his father and the Royal Liquor Shop, 333 S. Tejon St. Hayes Sr., told the jury his sohad been living with him and that on May 18 the witness was in the hospital. An old age pension check was introduced into evidence and the witness said the signature on it was not his. He also added that when he was released from the hospital one of his checks was missing. > The defendant testified his father had told him to cash the check and that he had endorsed it at the request of Hayes Sr. Hayes Jr., said he had bought groceries and liquor with the money. Both defense and prosecution rested their cases Monday afternoon and the case will be to the jury today. Hayes is represented by Public Defenders Brian J. Mullett and Richard Tegtmeier while Peter Susemihl is appearing for the district attorney’s office. Judge William E. Rhodes is on the bench. the production employs a number of younger singers to fill out the cast, the key roles are taken by seasoned theatrical professionals, who keep the entire show up to a high pitch of stage business competency, and in some cases also provide excellent voices, such as for instance Taylor Reed as the padre. It’s sometimes difficult to gauge just what level to keep a voice for company balance, but letting out all the stops now and then makes for a livelier show vocal- ly- . Norman Kelley provides the role of Sancho Panza with fine professionalism; and the role of the barber is played by James Billings with excellent comic routines. Just as interesting was the musical support given by the trio of musicians, piano, guitar and drums, showing how economically these effects can be obtained. And in spots some niques. of the vocal lines were unaccompanied, providing interesting and rather effective contrast. But Allan Jones holds the center of the stage. It’s good to hear him again. New Bank Slated For City A charter has been filed with the National Bank Region office in Denver for a new Colorado Springs Bank. The bank, to be known as the Central National Bank will be located at Academy Boulevard and Templeton Gap Road in the new Mall of the Bluffs now under construction by the Godwin Bevers Co. The organizers are Wesley E Strain, John M. Stafford, Caywood B. Lindsay Sr., Winford M. Griffin and R. Keith Hook. All are directors of the Central Colorado Bank except Stafford who is a bank employe. Hook is also president of R. Keith Hook & Associates Inc., an architectural and engineering firm. Arts Festival Last Day Set Wednesday BILLBOARD PLEA — A billboard pleading for the release of Air Force Capt. Laurent Lee Gourley has been posted in Atlantic, Iowa by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gourley of Villisca, Iowa. A similar sign is on display on South Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, post­ ed by the captain’s sister, Mrs.1 Marshall Estes. From left are Floyd Gourley of Shenandoah, the pilot’s brother; Mr. and Mrs. Gourley; Walter Hyink, Villisca banker; Mrs. Marjorie Woolsey, Atlantic; Mayor Richard Runyan, Villisca; and Mayor James Jessen, Atlantic. (AP Wirephoto) With Som# Reservation Injun Woody When the Pres, heads for Chi na to meet the creaker Chew An-Lie and other ivory chippers in the Peking pogrom par­ lour he will sit and sup with some of the most notorious assassins in history. I don’t see how he can help but flash his Chinese cookies But I don't reckon he wil broach such questions as; How 20 to 25 million people were executed in the regular labor camps and another 12 million in “corrective” labor camps — Or how the “Great Leap Forward” and the Communes e minated another two million persons — Or how the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution” and its atfermath was able to do away with another 500,000 — Or, how deaths in forced labor camps and frontier “development” amounted to between 15 and 25 million — Or if the Political Liquidation Campaign cost was 15 or 30 million deaths. These and other trifling questions will probably be ignored in the Beautiful Communistic Paradise, along with a meaning of Mao’s assertion that “power grows out of a barrel of a gun.” Our concern is — how many Mint Leaves we can offer the commies in order for them to pounce revengefully on our “ally” Tiawan? How can we ease China into the U.N., and how many millions of Americans can we sacrifice to the cause of world communism? (1911 Woody Palmer Syndicate) Projected Plans Tabled by Commissioners Projected plans of Inter-State Plumbing and Heating Co were tabled by the county commissioners Monday until it could be determined what facilities might be demanded of the company by Peterson Field officials. The company had requested approval of its Planned Industrial Development District for operations in Cimarron Hills Industrial Filing No. 1. This area is located practically under the extension of the flight path of the north-south runway of the airport. Part of the firm’s operations will involve electrical arc welding and the airport administration requires such operations to be protected by shields that they do not interfere with electronic gear aboard airplanes and with radar equipment at Peterson Field. The board of commissioners also pointed out that it has never been made clear to them whether succeeding operations also are responsible for providing the shielding gear. It was pointed out that Inter-State Plumbing and Heating would be required to install the shield, but they said they didn’t know how this provision would affect someone who might purchase the building and equipment from Inter-State. The commissioners, acting on counsel of their attorney, Jim Tarter, tabled the matter pending a clarification from airport official Frank Ladwig. It was felt that Ladwig might appear at the Thursday meeting to explain the regulations involving arc welding in the vicinity oil the airport. Wednesday is the final day for the Arts and Crafts Festival held in Acacia Park. A total of eight festivals were held this summer. The artists are always willing to discuss their craft tech An idea shared at the festival could become one’s own hand-made creation. Painting, pottery, sewing, and other crafts will be on display Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Any suggestions for future plans or current information may be obtained by calling the Festival office at 471-7718. Welfare Department Expects To Finish This Year in Black Carson Men Join Hunf For Cadet About 40 Ft. Carson soldiers have joined in the search for a missing Air Force Academy cadet believed drowned in the Arkansas River near Canon City. Cadet l.C. James Longacre III, 21 of Wierton, W. Va„ app a r e n 11 y drowned Saturday while tubing down the Arkansas with other cadets. The cadet was last seen near the community of Parkdale. Authorities are pressing the search between Parkdale and the Royal Gorge area, about 15 miles downstream. An Academy official today said the military will continue with the search. The El Paso County Welfare Department spent 52.9 per cent of its $10.4 million budget through July, and expects to finish in the black. The welfare department Monday issued the financial report which showed that various categories combined had, through July, spent a mean average of 66 and two-thirds per cent of the money allocated through state, Federal and county sources. Slack in the over-expended categories willl be taken up via surpluses carried forth from one year to the next. Eighty per cent of welfare funds expended here come from Federal and state sources and 20 per cent comes from county taxes. This latter comes under the category of general assistance and represents all county money In the general assistance category, welfare had expended 38.5 per cent of its $414,000 budget for the year. This means that a total of $159,557 has been spent through July, leaving a balance for the year of $254,442, in general fund assistance. One category, “Aid for Dependent Children” (ADC) continues to be the one calling for highest and quickest-spending money. AFDC has a budget this year of $5,542,240 and through July had spent 57.2 per cent of ing a balance of $390,338 f o r its budget. That percentage of spending in AFDC totaled $3,172,598, leaving a balance of $2,369,641 for the year. Child Welfare had spent 50.3 per cent of its budget through July. This represented a total of $385,261 expended from a budget of $776,000 leaving a balance of $379,738 for the year. Welfare officials said that the administrative angle was holding its own this year probably better than ever, for about 48 the year. From a normally small Tuberculosis assistance budget, some 41 per cent had been spent through July. The budget for the year in his category is $23,000. Through the first seven months of the year $9,468 had been spent, leaving balance of $13,531. Old Age Pension is not a welfare category, but its funds are routed through the welfare dpartment here. Through the year the department expected per cent of the budget had been to dispense checks totaling spent through the first seven months of the year. Tighter operations account for this, they said. Administrative expenses had totaled $1,208,596 out of an annual budget of $2,478,975, leaving a balance for the year of $1,270,378. Day Care expenses through July totaled $157,494. This left a balance of $207,105 from a budget of $364„000. Aid to the Blind category had spent 44 per cent of its $30,000 budget through July. A total of 51 per cent had been expended by the Aid to the Needy Disabled category. This amounted to $414,461 spent out of the budget of $804,800, leav $137.105 to old age pensioners. First National Names Richard Graft New VP The First National Bank of Colorado Springs has named Richard W. Graft as vice president and investment officer in its trust department. The announcement was made today by Joel A. H. Webb chair ★ ★ ★ Jewelry Valued At $1,225 Missing Burglars stole jewelry valued at a total of $1,225 from the home of Mrs. Sebella Carlson, 1625 Cheyenne Blvd., the sheriff’s office reported Monday. According to Deputy Sheriff Dan Jones, the jewelry, rings, necklaces and earrings, was in the basement. A second burglary happened at the Lawnmower Center, 1649 S. Tejon St., where a $20 power rake and a $65 rotary motor were taken. Manitou Voters To Elect Four Councllmen Four councilmen at large for four-year terms will be elected at the Manitou Springs municipal election Nov. 2, according to Georgetta Shaw, city clerk- treasurer. Petitions for councilmen will be available at the clerk’s office in City Hall Sept. 17, with the last day for filing of petitions on Oct. 8. Exploding Tire Leaves Youth 'Fair' Today A 17-year-old Portland, Colo youth is in fair condition at St Joseph’s Hospital in Florence after being injured by an exploding automobile tire Monday in a Florence service station. Mark Wiedner, a senior at Florence High School, reportedly was repairing the tire when it exploded. The force of the blast threw Wiedner 12 feet into the air, causing him to hit the ceiling of the station and The final day for registering then fall to the cement floor, by voters will be Oct. 1; the last The youth sustained multiple day for absentee balloting on fractures of both arms, a bro- Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. I ken right leg and facial cuts District 11 Predicts Jump In Enrollment Colorado Springs School Dis trict 11 pupils begin enrollment and registration today and District 11 officials are looking for a 1,200 to 1,400 jump in enroll ment or even more, according to Supt. Thomas B. Doherty. Dr. Charles Hadley, director of Pupil Accounting and Testing Services, reported that his department tested 1,224 new sec ondary school students during July and August, 254 more than in the same period in 1970. Last year a total of 31,298 pupils reported for school on opening day, and enrollment reached a peak of 33,161 on Oct. 30. At the end of May 1970 there were 32,630 pupils enrolled in District 11 schools. Doherty said it is difficult to predict the opening day gain because new pupils entering the elementary schools do not take pre-enrollment tests and there is no way of knowing how many pupils moved out of the district during the summer. The most important figure, of course, Is the peak total enrollment. RICHARD W. GRAFT ★ man of the board, and Thomas S. Moon, president. Graft has an extensive back ground in trust investments and joins The First National Bank after spending the past 13% years in Denver with the Central Bank and Trust Co. and most recently the American National Bank. “This is one more addition to our expanding staff to provide professionals investment service for our increasing number of trust customers,” Webb said. Dear Maverick: Your correspondent defined several kinds of folk dancing, and said Sqaure Dancing requires only a course to learn the 75 basic Square Dance maneuvers. This Is not necessarily so. It is a lot easier than that. Square Dancing descended from Revolutionary (1776) formal patterns and many others; it was popular with Western pioneers in many forms, aD easy and all fun. Dr. Lloyd Shaw of Cheyenne Mountain School revived these forms of Square Dancing, showed them widely, and thus caused the tremendously popular Square Dance revival just before the To jo War. Anyone and everyone square danced, successfully the first time they tried It; musicians and callers from that time are still with us, Including me. I can run a square dance in which nobody takes a course and everybody has fun, the first time and every time after that«—and dances well. So why the course and 75 maneuvers? When Dr. Shaw was In Hollywood to teach Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones a little dancing for the movie Duel in the Sun, a senior movie official told him that Square Dancing was hurting box office receipts and the movie industry would destroy It. Dr. Shaw asked “How?” “We shall push square dancing, but lead h off into such a complicated mess that dancers have to study to learn It, callers have to keep ahead of the game with ever more new complications, the music will be modern and less attractive for the dance, and people will just drift away from it, except for a few die-hards in clubs and cliques, all competing for status among their fellows. The general public will drop it and go back to the movies.” Dr. Shaw saw the probable truth of that plan, and indeed it has worked that way—at least for Square Dancing. The clubs have their own kind of fun while the general public has forgotten Square Dancing just as it did long ago and for the same reason Fine Square Dance musicians and splendid callers are still in this town (one now drives a taxi!); many of the old callers could even run a dance with recording (again Including me), but the public Is not interested—everyone knows “you gotta take a course and join a club to sqaure dance, and it is jut too much bother.” Too bad, for Square Dancing is more fun than almost any other one thing, and easier to begin than most. Maybe about the year 2035 somebody will again discover the old dances, and folks will again have fun for a while. Meantime, anyone interested in how It is and where It came from can find Dr. Shaw’s Cowboy Dances in almost any library. It even has the sheet music for some useful tunes, and anyone with that book can put on a fairly decent Square Dance...and a good one when he gets experienced. Or If some folks want a bang-up fine evening’s fun—without any hooch!—they can call me, 687-8139, and I’ll give ’em a Square Dance they’ll remember! And there are even better callers around, too. T.L.W. Thank ya for yore contribution, podnah. Shore hope some of you readers out there take up the gent on his fine offer of a bang-up fine Square Dance—without any hooch! ★ ★ ★ Dear Maverick: We are in the hopes that through your fine column we may locate a part of nearly 500 persons that graduated from Roy J. Wasson High School In June of 1962. We (dan a ten-year reunion for the class in June of 1972. Members are asked to call Jan Farrington at 635-8012 or write 1518 West Bijou, City, 80904 for information. Thank you for your fine column and all the good work you accomplish. J.R. * * ¥ Dear Maverick:. I would like anyone interested in joining an art study group to contact me at ¿5-5331. I am confined to a wheel chair and therefore it is difficult for me to attend regular art classes. So I would like to get together a group of individuals in an art class and learn from one another. These classes would be held In my home. D.D.C. ★ ★ ★ Dear Maverick: My sincere thanks for sending the article on the Memorial Day Flood in Elbert—I assume it was at Mrs. Potts’ request but whoever my benefactor was, I’m most grateful to have the clipping and to learn you’re still doing business in die same state! We in Hawaii are very proud of our “Aloha” spirit and from the experience I’ve had with people in Colorado Springs, Pd say that some of our spirit has migrated and settled in Colorado. Thanks again. S. N. B. Next to Colorado, this old cowpoke thinks Hawaii is the best state of the union! A tip of my hat to you and all the fine lawaiians. ★ ★ ★ Dear Maverick: On August 17th our home was entered and a billfold was taken from my mother’s purse. No doubt the money Is gone, but we are still hoping the billfold may still be found .Perhaps the person that took it will discard it and someone will find it. There are papers and items that cannot be replaced. It is a cream-colored, Lady Buxton billfold belonging to Gladys Fragell. If anyone finds it, they can return it to 1225 East Platte Ave. and receive a reward, or call 633-1017. L 3 . ★ ★ ★ Dear Maverick: I start to work Wednesday, the first of September at Walter Drake and Sons. I was wondering if any of your Vista Grande readers go out that way. I sure could use a ride at 7:00 in the morning and 4:00 in the afternoon. I don’t want to lose this job. Please call 598-6119, and ask for Judy. JA TO EXHIBIT ART — The Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Arts and Humanities Enrichment Program will present an art exhibit today and Wednesday to coincide with the opening of school. The exhibits will be open today and during regular school hours Wednesday at all District 12 schools and are opened to students, parents and the general public. Four students work will be exhibited: Laurie Rasmussen, a 1971 Cheyenne Mountain High School gradu- ate who will enter art school next year; Kim Christian, a 1971 graduate of El Paso Community College and a former Wasson High School graduate who will enter Colorado State College this year; Don Muir, a 1971 Cheyenne graduate who will also attend CSU as an art major; and Gary Cummings and Christie Monro, both 1971 Cheyenne graduates. Shown above with some of the exhibits are, from left to right, Muir, Miss Christian, Miss Rasmussen and Cummings. Judge Orders Arrest of Three Monday Three defendants failed to appear in district court Monday for trial and bench warrants were issued for their arrests. The first was Danny Robinson, 20, of Denver, charged with stealing a car from Johnson Pontiac. The second defendant, James E. Williams, was scheduled for trial on a forgery charge. Williams, 31, of Denver, allegedly forged a check April with intent to defraud Mannequin Ladies Apparel, Fountain Valley Shopping Center. The last man, Roy Cole Burkeen, 42, 424 S. Nevada Ave., has been charged with two counts of theft. According to the information he stole tools sometime between June 16 and June 18 belonging to the Crissey Fowler Lumber Co., 117 W. Vermijo St., and on June 21 took a lawnmower from the company. Got a problem? Write the Maverick, P.O. Box 1779. The Gazette Telegraph, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901. PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE YOUR PROBLEM. Due to the volume of mail, not all letters can be answered or acknowledged. Those published will be signed with initials only. The Maverick will keep you anonymous but he must know who you are. __________ 6-Count Charge Is Filed A 6-count charge of burglary he stole currency from College and conspiracy was filed in dis- Family Billiards, 2512 W. Colo- trict court Monday against Rob- rado Ave., and conspired with a ert Lee Garlets, 18, 948 Hayden Patrick Dwight Murphy. St., and Robert Richard Kiser Jr., 18, 9065 Black Forest Road. They are accused of breaking into the Knob Hill Community Center, 731 N. Iowa St., the Handy Dan Ice Co., 2342 E Boulder St., and the Coin Laundry, 441 N. Union Blvd., while the three remaining counts says they conspired together to commit the burglaries. All the incidents allegedly happened Sunday. A theft and conspiracy charge was filed against William Charles Daily, 20, 233m Bott Ave. According to the information A 2-count charge was filed against John A. Johnson, 41, Ft. Carson, and 622 Gillette St. He allegedly threatened Joseph T. Smith Jr., and Donald L. Payton, both of Ft. Carson, with a gun Sunday. The incident happened at Johnson’s home and according to a sheriff’s reoort he fired several shots until Det. Sgt. Woodrow littrell who was at the scene with other deputy sheriffs and members of the police, ordered him to drop his weapon. Gantt* Telegraph Dial 633-4641 before t weekday» 2

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