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20 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed, Au s . 2, 974 FAYETTCVII.LE, ARKANSAS '.V Takes Over For Creativity Enforced Manufacture Of Entertainments By LLOYD RICHARDS Written For The Associated Press Is the theater running short of writing talent? Have we nothing to look forward to other than to television; to the presentation of events rather than what went on in the heads of people behind events? Unhappily, a great many thinking people are inclined to say yes. Indeed, veteran theater critic Walter Kerr recently wrote: "We're living through a period in which the enforced manufacture of entertainments -- one-man shows, factual records, doctored revivals -has had to take over for the creative impulse that formerly stirred in the private brains of those men and women who carried on love affairs with typewriters." I am not of a mind to take on either the role of seer or Pollyanna. But I would like to address myself to the creative impulse to which Mr. Kerr refers. I know that creative impulse exists and that there are many men and women all over this land who continue love affairs with their typewriters. I say this not only from personal experience -- as artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference, sponsored by the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center, now in its 10th season at Waterford, Conn. -- but also from my contacts with similar groups elsewhere. This season 850 scripts were submitted to the National Play- vrights Conference. We felt we could work on a dozen. Those 850 scripts are a fraction of the number being turned out today on college campuses, in attics, dens and- various workshops. Mo, there Is no dearth of crea- Ive impulse, nor lack of founda- ion grants. Scholarships and competitions stimulate that impulse. MADE GREAT STRIDES And, because plays are "not vrittcn to be read in the li- jrary -- it is only when a play s seen and heard that its crea- ,or can tell where he's gone wrong, where his effective moments are -- we have made ?reat strides in providing stages for paywrights. ..In Minnesota there Is the Office of Advanced Drama Research, headed by Arthur H. Ballet -- funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Foundation for the Arts,, the Mellon Foundation and the Shubert Foundation -- which seeks to bring new playwrights to selected theaters. Each season, as many as 40 hitherto unproduced . plays are selected for circulation among theaters nationally. When a theater chooses to produce one of them, the Office of Advanced Drama Research provides travel and expense money for the playwright and helps finance the production itself. Each year, 15 to 20 plays come to life as a result. In New York, excellent work Three Legislators Attempt To Stall Construction Program LITTLE lioCK (AP) -Three state legislators are. polling General Assembly members to gather support for their efforts to stall the beginning of a $75 million office construction program on the state Capitol grounds. The legislators were given three choices -- to let the legislature allow the public to decide the issue, to let the legislature vote on the plan or to let the plan proceed as it is. Henry has suggested that' a suit might be filed to stop the long these lines is being done y the Cafe La Mama. Super- ised by Ellen Stewart, who be- .an the project with funds from .er own purse, La Mama Is a icehive of activity. Young play- vrignts are given every oppor- unity to experiment. Also lew York is the Manhattan 'heater Club, where new plays re screened and produced, and ilaywrights who can pay for iroduction of their own work ire provided stage space. PROFESSIONAL In Los Angeles, Gordon Da- Â·idson, artistic director of the lark Taper Forum, works with he New Theater for Now pro;ram, offering professional pro- iuctlons of new playwrights' vork. Paul Baker, at his Dallas Theater Center, is doing much Boyd replaces Robert Nunley s general manager of the Daily News. Nunley has been iromoted to general manager if Donrey's Southwest Times Record, Fort Smith, Ark. he same. It's not easy; it all money. The National costs piay- Penny-Saver When pressing or ironing the new bias cut skirts, be sure o do it with the grain of the material. This prevents the hem of the skirt from becoming uneven. vrights Conference is budgeted at $163.000 just for room, board, professional actor and direc- all this going on, whj State Sen. Morriss .Henry Fayetteville and. Reps. Thomas E. Parks of Fordyce and L. L. "Doc" Bryan of Russellville have sent letters to all 135 legislators asking their opinions on the project; ' : Henry said Tuesday that the responses were running a'gainst the project. He said that of the 20 replies he has received, only two favor the project. T h e Legislative Council, which has approved the stale Public Building Authority's plan to issue 575 million in bonds for the project, will consider the matter again on _ ., Thursday. Henry said-he hopedling lot. to have enough replies then to: give the council an idea of the legislators feeling on the plan. The PBA was created in 1973 to plan for a large scale development of the Capitol grounds for office buildings, a state library and archives. The letter to the legislators said, in part: "Our feeling is that the use of state tax money for. such an expensive project, which will obligate us for the next 20 to 30 years, should re-, quire at the very least, the approval of the entire legislature, and perhaps the voting public." The letter said the council had given the PBA approval on Aug. 1 to spend "millions of state lax money on a complex of state office buildings designed by California consultants." The letter told legislators that if they did not respond to the questionnaire it would- be assumed that they favored proceeding with the project. k*S/NÂ»WWS^WÂ»k'N/'VÂ«!l'V Legal Noliees- PBA from proceeding, until the legislature meets agairi. ' Bryan said Tuesday that .if most legislators responding to the survey approve of the building plans, he doesn't think anything more Will be said about it. However, Window Smashed A rock thrown from a passing car smashed the windshield on the personal car of Patrolman Charles Vaiiderpool about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday while Ihe car wag on the police department park- WARNINC ORDER CASE NO. CH-71-S5 In Ihe CHANCERY Court o! Wnshlngtnn County, Arkansas DEAN KENNER PlafnWI TOMMIE GALE KENNER Defendant The defendant Tommle Galo Kemiej fÂ» warned to appear In Ih1s Court wlthtr thirty days and answer the complain 1 of Ihe Plaintiff In Ihe above entitled canst!. Witness my hand and seal of this Court this I6lh day of August. 1971. Alara Ko'lmeycr Chancery Clerk By Kaye chappell D.C (Seal) 4Tc 21. 28, 4, II WARNING ORDER CH-74-7H In the Chancery Court o! Washington County, Arkansas Susan Bernice Phillips, by her r.ex friend and mother Billlo Havens Plainlir Vs. Gary Lee Phillips Defend an The defendant Gary Ue Phtlllpj warned to appear in ibis court wi Ihirly days and answer the complain cvf the Plaintiff in the above entitled cause. WI1ne!5 my hand and seal of thl Court this 16 day of Ausust. 1974. Alma Kollmeyer Chancery Clerk By Kaye Chappel! D.C (Seal) Â·fTe 21, 28, 4, 11 WARNING ORDER TV TTTE CHANCERY COURT OF WASHINGTON COTJXTY, ARKANSAS Mary Wynona Busn Plaintiff Vs. CH-74-K37 Gene Delaney Bush Defendant The Defendant Gene Pelaney Bush 1 warned to appear In this Court wlthj thirty days and answer the complal: of the plaintiff In Ihe above entitle cause. Witness my hand and seal of Court tMs 28 day of July. 1974, Alma Kollmeye Chancery Cler By Kaye Chappell D.C SEAL lie, 31.7JJ.21 TPARMNO ORDER TO THE CHANCERY COURT WASHINGTON COUNTY. ARKANSA SAM NEWMAN Plainli! Vs. CH-74-6S3 JOANNE NEWMAN Defenrtan The Defendant, Joanne Newman warend In apear in this Court with thirty days and answer the complain of Ihe Plaintiff In the above entitle cause. Witness my h a n d and seal of th Court this 9 day of August, 1574. ALMA KOLI.MEYE Chancery Clei By KAYE CKAPPEI.L D.I *Tc M, a, 28, Eept. (Seal) Police said the rock narrowly lissed a large plate glass win- ow in the police building. ors. With are we turning up so few real ilaywrights? I think the answer s that while we're stimulating creative impulse, we aren't tak pg it one. step further to prac tica leffectiveness. PRODUCTION There's an old adage in the :healer that plays are .not writ ten, they're rewritten. They are rewritten after a playwright has seen the flaws. Then t h a i play must be seen on stage again. It is In failing to provide this . extension for the play wright that we have been derel let in our efforts.' We need a program to give new plays additional hearings It must involve.college and re gional theaters. ' , : , For two years, we have in vited college and regional the aters to do further work 'on least two plays' performed the conference. They agree un der the plan to bave the play wright in residence for the re hearsal period. They pay hi transportation,, expenses an royalties. They agree, too, t take a director from the confer ence -- providing a means o continuing work begun there. NOT DEAL SOLUTION This program is not the idea solution, but I think it points the way we must' go. All theaters must recognize a mutual responsibility for development o f playwrights. . Â· . . ' . In truth, it is my belief that unless we take . this responsibility, the theater vyill be drained of its potential, its freshness and its special ability to convey man's deeper feelings. No other medium can do what the theater can. Only theater goes beyond all to effect head, heart and spirit of-man; head to make him think: heart to make him feel, to laugh, to cry; and spirit to make him un : derstand what he is and what he might become. Donrey Promotes Oscar Boyd, formerly general lanager of the .Donrey Media Croup's Moberly (Mo.) Monitor- ndex, has been promoted to cneral manager of Donrey's logers Daily'News. The an- ouncement was made today by loss 'Pendergraft, vice nro' ent of (roup's (vision. 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"We are working to rehabilitate people so they can become self-supporting petltive labor 'in the corn- market," continued the silver-haired national executive, in New York for the people in wheelchairs is a' ver; group's annual convention. The highest percentage of the 25,000 people Goodwill centers working around 'tin country are mentally retarded while the' second largest num her are emotionally disturbed "The image of Goodwill helping old one and a very wrong one,' Irove for the ;lyde Barrow cembcr 1932 until September 1 933. He served six' years of a' 15-year sentence .for his part iri he '1934 slaying of - "--Â· Vorth deputy sheriff. . stores operated by in the United States which do a.$15 million annua Dusiness, plus sales of salvager material, help to finance thi nonprofit organization. The fourth step is job place ment, through contacts with employers, state services, unions employmen and profes sional associations. 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