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I Prior To Death Iwift Cities G/iosen Bypuf /irte By MICHAEL LANGIIAM Written for The Associated ·, -\ · · . Press . . · · · · " · . . -MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) -- When the late Tyrone Guthrie wasVasked to choose 1 ,. any city .in the United States-where : he :yished to have a theater built in his name,' I-was. not 'alone in'doubting .the evidence of my .ears ;when it. was rumored ttiat .he; had passed, up'Chicago, Sari Francisco;: Detroit, Boston, Los Angeles and even Milwaukee in favor of the twin Cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul.' Guthric was. one of the great theatrical wizards of our century. Yet lie had chosen Min nesota. Awestruck- exchanges swelled to a crescendo of outrage in pubs and green rooms the world over. '. Was it true the good doctor was fleeing hell-fire to the edge , of the Bible Belt? Had a prominent evangelist undertaken to promote Outline's staging o the Old Testament? Across "the street from Lon don's Old-Vic, in a'sleazy Greek Cafe called the "Greasy Spoon," I had the temerity tc seek an explanation. Gutherie's response was typically cyptii and patrician. . . .What did 1 know of America California? No! A lotuslarid in. habited by half-dead folk wh pathetically believe they ca escape whatever they've 'ru from. The East Coast? Artistic ally pretentious. New 1 Yor .; City? The most common an provincial town in the world. And so on, until little wa left xF the country except f o the /splendid independent spit, of the Midwest. COMMON KNOWLEDGE . T h e next part o f - t h e stor Is common k n o w l e d g e titlirie's theater was,,-built, inseat. prices within the range.'of · r.a'tptally fresh w 963, and a riimpressiyi acting incomes. . P . ' ' ' , \ · ' / , ' - ' " · · - ' . ' Biittthe snag in ompariy opened it.-Alomst i n (he-(Twia^'CiUes, "''that coirirnunity theater verniebt the · GnthrieVbecame m ' Ann c. 41 cA:--».; s .*7 En{-«.;(k A;*, f v*';nitihrir. 1 ji vernight' the Guthrie\became le flagship of the U.S. regional leater movement, numbering 3ss)'th'an 50 today. Three' other first-rate, but mailer, regional theatesr now rijiy -the community rapport eveloped here.' They a r e .C.T. in San Francisco; the .r'ena Stage in Washington and he Mark' Taper Forum in las toigeles. ' · ' I suspect the expression "re- ional theater" carries a certain tigma: not quite major league; ot quite - let's face it - Broad- 'ay. The truth is lhat the worth f the Broadway racetrack is inally being exposed. I believe hat the American regiona heater together with some mall enterprising groups, -wil e revealed, shortly as the only American theater that deserves o exist. . . I 'became artistic director a lie Guthrie In 1971, succumbing o Sir Tyrone's blandishments had hesitated." I had .sue ceeded him at Stratford. On ario, and had stayed 12 years Was my life's mission to foil his footsteps? He had. recently visited'Australia. Was my do age to be spent in a land wher he moon is upside down a n t he flowers don't smell? -No 3ut Minnesota? Three years later, I'm nurs ing a mild attack of "Why-Do- Stay-in the - U.S.A." blues. QUITE ELATED I've just staged two produc lions -- King Lear and Love Labour's Lost -^ simutaneous and emerged qpite elated fror a lengthy period of reliearsa only lo face the ogre that co fronts all regional theater Financing them. while keep! eans $2.50*tb.\l7.50,i:wUh. dis- oiints for students arid others. tie ; budgeted deficit * of : ?650,OOQ ils year -- nearly a third of e |2 million budget -- will «. raised locally through yoluS: ary .' contributions. ' · : i..( -'fy. But the continuous arid debas- g - race from ; ''one ·': potential ndiiig source to' another,: : ex- aining, coercing, beginning; le . depressing annual . realiza- on that before you've covered he financial needs of one sea- on, you have to be worrying bout the next five.; . all this is ' ssipaling to · { creative ' ' energy. 'ith production costs "rising ,.by I per cent a. -year,- this, slogg- g, sapping aspect of our work .... , fat-prudent planning leads in eyorably^ to favortism of thi old'' "war - h o r s e - w h i c h arc. nanifestly safer.: than nev scripts. The solution .is a second the blessed! building' becoming I believe a iculd keep destructive. repertory one boot theater in the reasure house of the past, reminding us -- as in "Oedipus' nd "Godot" -- that we are lescapably part of the human jntinuum, while the other boo lilhers about in our own con emporary maelstrom, the po ential territory of any nev. lay. During my stint, it's een no accident that each sea on has offered either a new adaption of an old war horse h-t.'· Guthrie work. running a the size o! 1,437 seals . iter,. intimate and reeVof the mother obligation to fill m o r e than 1 ' 000 seals were live a night'; a theale playwrights, satirica revues, translations of con emporary foreign plays,and a nanner of unexplored theatrics experiences can enjoy a neede airing' and occasionally b 'ransferred lo the Gulhrie. This necessary exlension our work was rightly relegate :o the margri of my first yea nere, the needs of the molhc iouse absorbing ail availab energies. But since then th lifegiving plan has been so coi stanlly assaulted by econom pressures, squeezes and pinch that by now it well may see to badly brusied for realizall -- at least within the limits my contract. I'm not sure. The prese life, and the theater is by means alone in having to above it. Northwest Arkamm TIMES, Wed,, Aug. 7, 1974 FAVVTTIVILLI, ARKANSAS Treasury Demand For Notes Heavy NEW -YORK (API -- Un- reccdenlcd demand for a $2.25 illion offering cf U.S. Treasury otes Tuesday at a record 9 per ent interest is expected to cars' over, to two more govern- nenl offerings : today and Thursday, dealers in government securities say. All three offerings have a :pccial allure for the small in- ·estor as the -Treasury notes icing offered can be bought in denominations as small as ;1,000. · The three government ptfer- ngs this week total $4.6 billion. The first offering, which had to be bough by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, carried a 9 per cent inler- est rate, the highest on small denominations since Civil War days. It reaches maturity in 33 months. As the deadline for. purchase of the first offering approached, near-mob scenes wire reported in front of Federal Reserve Banks in New York, San Francisco, Boslpn, Richmond, Va., and other branches where the bonds can be bought commission-free. The other two bonds due for High Walker On The Roof Tops NEW YORK (AP) -- A man identified by authorities as a professional stunlman . from France took a tightrope walk between the rooftops of the World Trade Center's twin 110- story towers this morning. He thrilled the curious crowds below, at' one. point hanging by his heels, as police rushed to roftops to apprehend him. When it was over, they took him to a hospital's menial ward for observation. The two rooftops are about 80 feet apart. Police at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said he was Phillipe Petit, and that he had done similar stunts at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It appeared, the police said, that Petit and two photographers with him had been plan- ling the stunt lor some time. They arrived in the United States about Aug. 1. The TIMES It On Top of The News Seven Days a Week markeling are a $1.75 billion offering maturing in six years. Deadline for purchase on those noles is 1:30 p.m. today. Still nnolhcr offering, $400 million ot 24-year bonds wlil be available until 1:30 p.m. Thursday. While these last two bonds will carry interest rales ol about 8 per cent--somewhal ower than Tuesday's offering-hat's still about 3 per cenl ligher than the maximum rate under law that a savings bank or savings and loan association can grant on savings accounts. Commercial banks and some brokerage houses also sell the charge a fee. The demand for these bonds perhaps Ihe greatest ever according to several Federal Re- srious trouble for the nation's ibrift institutions, which have seen large withdrawals in the past few days. "We've lost $3.2 million in de posits in 1 Ihe first three.days o August and more than half o lhat went out yesterday," t spokesman for the Dime Sav ings Bank of New York said. Do You Need a Detective Ph. 442-6191 Hew Deputy Defender LITTLE ROCK (AP) -"The ublic Defender Commission or Ihc Sixth Judicial District approved Tuesday the addition of a deputy public defender at he request of Public Defender Harold L. Hall. Halt said lhal his staff's case- oad was continually incrt'as-' ing: . · --f ···: Jack T. Lassiter, a Eillle lock lawyer who: is completing a year's service^ as law clerk to state Supreme Court Ju.stice- Trank Holt, was hired by the commission for the new jjpsi- lion. ' . - . : i " Hall said he would seck.,-ap- jroval of Ihe new position- in iis annual grant application'to the state Commission on Crime and Law Enforcement in-^November. He said he would',.ask he commission for interim 'unding until Ihe November grant application is considered. V AUGHN* BATTERY Jf «2/5 OPEN 9-10 DAILY} CLOSED SUNDAY WED., THURS., FBI., SAT. Time Makes Difference To Omen's Liberation Movement NEW YORK CAP) -- Time has made 'a big difference in the life of Franchellie Cadwell. The'35-year-6ld : 'president of an advertising- agency credits part of the difference to the women's liberation movement. Her introduction to the job market 15 years ago lasted six months. That was when she hit upon -a profound truth which crystalized her goals: "It became very clear from the beginning that I should work for myself," she said with a smile. With that purpose in mind she ventured o u t . on her own and says she experienced first-hand the difficulties faced by a woman intent on a career in the ad.: vertising world formerly domi- ...'nated 1 ; ' · ' " ' But that's all. changed .now, ' -Miss Cadwell. explains.' "At the present I run Cadwell-Compton, which is operated as a subsidiary of the 14th largest advertising company in the . world." . ' .'· California Parly Leaders Differ On Resignation · SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ·n--';The state's imost influential /Republican and the ··officia' ' h ead; b f . Calif or nia 's · 3.5 · milliot Republicjiris 'disagree whethei President Nixon should resign or be impeached. State Republican Chairman Gordon Luce said Tuesday that the state's most prominent resi dent "has let the American people and his party down" ant should resign., . Luce issued , his statemen just hours after Goy. Ronal Reagan declined to join those calling for Nixon to quit or be removed from office. Reagan is recognized as the most in fluenlial Republican in Califor nia and a possible presidentia . contender in 1976. As chairman. Luce is Nixon own stale arty leader. The President is registered to vot · in San Clemente. Luce is a former Reagan cab inet member and one of th governor's closest political a lies. He was Reagan's persona choice to be party chairma the past two years. Reagan served as titula head of Nixon's re-electio campaign in 1972 in Californi and Luce was a statewide coor dinator for the campaign. Th two men have almost alway agreed on political issues, Reagan rejected resignation He said the impeachment pro ess should run its course so th full story of Watergate will b known. He said Nixon should go be fore the House immediate "and make a full disclosure r all the information he has o this mailer, answering any an all questions the members ma have." "The American people ar entitled to this as well as to th whole truth--once and for all he said. Reagan said he opposed re ignation but suggested that Ni on temporarily step down , President under the 25 Amendment if it appeared prolonged impeachment deba . would endanger the orderly o 'eralion of government; . Luce said Nixon has lost h · credibility with his acknow : edgment Monday that he hr . withheld evidence in the Wale gate case. He added that Ni on'« ability to govern It sever ly impaired. ' Uin Filling in the gaps in her ca- er, Miss Cadwell said that len she started her own inde- ndent agency in 1960 it was igh for a long time. 'People found it difficult then hire an agency that was aded by a woman. Now it's uch easier. Three years ago I came affiliated with the part company because I wanted change the kind of advertis- I was doing. I had been ing such things as cosmetics ut I don't have the wares to et into the main stream of ad- rtising -- like mass products, ut I .didn't have th wars to this on my own. I had to go mplace where they had a epartmeht that was expert in lying mass media, had a re- arch department and so on 's worked out ,very well," she ays. .' CHANGE IN CLIMATE Part of her success she cred s to the change in climate urred by the women's moye- ent. She says the other part the credit belongs to the nange . in altitudes among omen about themselves. With icli a great number of women ow working and having inde- endent incomes, Miss : Cadwel dies .that women have joinec le world' instead of being emi-recluses. ' "All this has.been helpful .to ic as a Woman because those ien who before would sa'y Veil, we have a certain for tula, and we do things this ay,' are now more respect fu and less , sure they underslanc hat women want." She believes now there's an dvantage in . being a woman ecause she is accepted, bu oints out there are very lew omen who are at the top in dvertising. "Hopefully in an Jier few years this won't be ·ue. Girls are starting to comuj p - much faster now, and £[ link it will be less of a pecu- arity to find a woman as a ead of an agency, if not in 10 ears then hopefully in 15," she dds. Miss Cadwell's personal phi- osophy concerning her work enters on respect. She says He has a healthy respect for ie public whether they be men, women or children. DESIRE INFORMATION "I don't think that people 'are innies. I think that people lave a desire' for information -- they like to read something n advertising that would con- ribute to their knowledge. So ve try lo talk to people and try o interest them in an idea, tell hem why products can help hem," she says. The executive has 11 fop- name accounts, with one of her most successful an airline. Vithin one year she says she lad gotten 71 per cenl aware- less for the airline in New fork. But some of her greatest successes have been in helping o develop a more meaningful roducl. ''For instance, a firm thai supplies fiber to the apparel in- duslry came lo us six years ago," she said. "But the blouse ndustry was going very poorly Women didn't seem to want to wear blouses. Tight fitting sweaters were much more popular. So they said to us, "You know, we don't just want ad vertising, we want you to begin with helping us lo tell blouse manufacturers what direction Ihey should be going in, anc then help them promote anc advertise it. 1 "Anyway we looked at Ih problem and came up with th name body shirt, which is slimmer fitting kind of shirt. I was compatible with pants an was good with shorter skirts. I really turned the blouse In dustry around. So, how yov help your clients depends on what they need," (be says. STRETCH HOSE JR. BOYS'TOGS Your Choicer ··»*« Peg. t.77-1.78 · £ach TRIM BODYSUITS MEN'S POCKET POLOS Reg. 1.47 BM. ,· K .· C ' 4 Days 3-OZ.W1GLET 10.88 "Iris" pre-styled human hair wiglet. In acetate box. TOO Count PAPER PLATES 48 Special Parchase -- Each Made to sell for $6! Stretch nylon knit; one size for all. Easy-wearing cotton T-shirts in favorite colors. Save! Co I ion knit shirts. Boxer flares; Fabrilock*knee. 4-7. 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