Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 21, 1974 · Page 13
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 21, 1974
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Plays For Everyone Steady Growth Seen In Broadway Companies oking Tired Margaret Trudean, wife of treated at Montreal's Royal itcau, 26, was admitted (o the Canadian Prime Minister Victoria Hospital for "severe hospilal 11 days ago. (AP Pierre Trudeaii, told report- emotional stress." Mrs. Tru- Wirephoto) ers this week she Is being Education Board Approves Budget LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- The stale Board of Higher Education approved operating budgets for higher education Friday totaling about $227.1 million for the next two fiscal years. The figure is more than $40 million less than the schools asked for · in the next biennieum. The iboard agreed on $105.6 million for fiscal 1976 and $121.5 million for fiscal 1976. This year, the higher education budgets totaled $35.1 million. The board also agreed to ask the General Assembly to boost higher education's share of the state general revenues by 21 per cent in fiscal 1976 and by 15 per cent in fiscal 1977. Dr. Olin Cook, director of the Higher Education Department, said most of the increase would be used for pay raises for instructors, bringing their salaries up to a level of those in surrounding states. The board also recommended that the General Assembly appropriate another $40.5 million for construction and other campus improvements, but put $23.6 million of that in a top- priority category. Congress Awaits Substantial Proposals For Spending Cuts By WILLIAM GLOVER AP Drama Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway-tries to please everybody. And make a buck. Off-Broadway often aims at s p e c i a l audiences, with frequent,subsidy help. The difference between commercial hustle and cultural resolve helps. explain the steady ;rowth of four long-run fringe groups -- the Chelsea, Circle, Roundabout and CSC, which means Classic Stage Company. Each is doing its own thing with such'success that the first two, tor .example, have developed a knack of scooping top production awards; another appears after long wandering to have found a home. All have developed stalwart followings Each gels public and private funds as rising costs e:--' box-office take. To cap upthrust, just a few days ago the Roundabout emerged after eight seasons in the literally thespic under ground -- a basement beneath a supermarket. Now they're operating in converted cinema with a b'udg et of Si-million, double the pre vious budget. That's a long way from the $1,200 which Artistic Dircctoi Gene Feist raised from 120 well-wishers to found the com pany. Oddly, of the four groups, the Roundabout aloiie has never de fined its creative bounds excep for "by instinct" ranging from Shakespeare to Strindberg, Pi randello to Pinter. Most of the 60 works staged, have rarely been - seen, though all were WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford's $20.3 billion package of spending authority cutbacks and postponements is getting prompt study In Con- Iress. But members Involved in audget-inaking indicated they will be more interested in the later recommendations Ford :ias promised to make on spending curbs. The list of rescisions and de ferrals Ford sent to Capitol Hill on Friday, and an additional $4 billion package due within a few days, cover only decisions previously made by the executive branch and taken into account in compiling the $305 billion spending budget which Ford has undertaken to reduce below $300 billion. Achieving this goal means Ford must fine other places to cut and postpone. This point was emphasizet both by Roy L. Ash, director o the Office of Management anc Budget, and later by Rep. Nea Smith, D-Iowa, who heads the new House Budget Committee's WOMAN'S WORLD 51? 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Sow and Knit Book--has has tissue pattern $1. Instant Sewing Book ....$1. Instant Fashion Book ...$li ADVERTISE HZRK *nieunnd« of homeruken Book of IS Jiffy Ruga 50 cents $n if"*"TM "" ly ' ' ' *" d *"" vorlh comeback viewing. That, along with generally strong casts and attention to atmospheric detail account (or such steady growlh in support hat the 1973-74 season drew 4,000 subscribers, just about illing every one of the old mndbox's 150 seals on 12-week uns. GROWTH ORGANIC "Our growlh has been organ- c -- Ihe public has come lo us." says Michael Fried of Ihe leatly growth that has inspired a leap for recognition as a ma jor resident troupe instead of a parochial group.: At the other end of the fiscal gamut is the CSC, which Christopher Martin, 31 and a native New Yorker like Fried and Feist, founded eight years ago to do "classics in the present tense." P'pr him there is a certain artistic spur in putting on a nine- play schedule of mostly venerable scripts with a total budget of $125,000 and a hard-driven ensemble of part-time acton who also paint and do costumes when they report in afler i day's work at other jobs. "I run very hard," says Mar tin. the director.-who won't hire anyone over 35, "and I don' ask anyone to do anything · I don't do." He has himself on the payroll at $50 weekly "'. have a low level of living. 1 That, however, doesn't preven 1 him from aspiring with sur prisingly good rcsulls lo a stream of challenging texts tha have recruited 1,000 subscribers to the Abbey Theater in eas Greenwich Village.' The ranking rivals for ac laim, particularly with crilics nd audiences addicted to non- radilional drama, arc Ihe Circle which has an upslairs oom on far uplown Broadway, and Ihe Chelsea, which origi- lated in Manhattan and emigrated to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Chelsea, dedicated to 'plays that push the thealer lo lew frontiers," capped off- Broadway's new prominence by vinning bolh the New York Drama Critics Circle 1973-'74 award for best musical with a drastically revised "Candide,' and the best foreign play cita ion with "the Conlractor" by David Storey. Now starling its lOlh season on a budget of $500,000, Chelsea s slecred by a managemcn calling itself a "three-heade( monster" that stresses script over ego. THREE DIRECTORS Robert Kalfin. 41, of New York; Michael David, 31, fron Detroit; and Burl Hash, 29 Mission, Tex., are Ihe direclo rial triumvir with an 80-produc tion record highlighted by im nosing extremism. They did th first American production o Genet's magnum opus "Th Screens;" Imamu Baraka' "Slaveship" and "Kaddish" b. Allen Ginsberg. Emerging as another grou lhat creates shows of mor than limited audience appeal 1 the Circle Repertory. Just fiv years old in quest of "lyrica realism" under the leadershi of Marshall W. Mason, 34, o Amarillo, produced Tex., "The more," "When the compan Hob 1 Ball You Comin Northwest Arkansas TIMES. Sat., Sept. 21, 1974 AYCTTEVILLC. ARKANSAS T3 Gas Increase OTTAWA (AP) - Canada as announced a 67 per cent In- rease in Ihe average price of atural gas exported to the Inited Slates, effective Jan. 1. Energy Minister Donald Mac- onald said on Friday that the rice paid by American utility :ompanies would rise lo $1 per ,000 cubic feet, up from the iresent average price of 60 ents. He said the Increases would e spread over a period lo give I.S. importers time to adjusl heir supply arrangements. Back, Red Ryder?" and "The Sea Horse." The first, by Langford Wil son, Ihe Circle's resident play' wright, got the Critics Circle 1972-'73 award for best Ameri can play. That Mason's group was no dramatic flash in the pan was demonstrated wher the two other dratnas lust sea son moved on lo long runs else where. Mason feels a lot of money discourages experiment. He ha a budget of $108,000 in mind fo the new semester. The Circle differs from th oilier Ihree in ils greater re liance on sustained togeth erness. Twcnly members of th ensemble have been with i from the beginning. Restlessness, however, is thespic tradition, and right no\ the Circle, like the others tha have already done so, is look ing for new quarters in whic to expand and reach a growin segment of a public looking fo fresh slage advenlure far froi the flickering lights of th Great While Way. Chief Justice Hurt On Bicycle ARLINGTON; va. (API _ hief Justice Warren E; Burger eceived hospilal treatment riday night for minor injuries uffered while trying out a new icycle that was a birthday resent from his family. Police said Burger, who timed 67 on Tuesday, appar- ntly lost control of the bicycle, wervect into a curb and fell to ie pavement while peddling .long a heavily traveled road ,eav his home in this Washing- on suburb. An aide said Burger was rcated at Arlington Hospilal or a slight fracture of one rib, 3 dislocated right ring finger and a cut over his left eye that equired several stitches. Flight Reduction WASHINGTON AP - A reduction has been announced in :he number of air passenger ·lights between New York and London in a move to help cut osses by Pan American and Trans World Airlines on their trans-Atlantic routes. The agreement reached between the United States and the United Kingdom was announced Friday by the State Department. Besides Trans World and Pan American there will also be flight reductions by British Airways and British Caledonia. Service will also be cut to Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, Detroit, Miami. Chicago and Los Angeles and will involve National Airlines. sk force on the current budg- "We're ready to make resci- ons, but we- want to look at kind of dollar that will be ut," Smith said in an inler- ew. He said that if, for example, was proposed to cut out funds r loans to small business or anpower training, "we may e cutting future production." On the other hand, "a dollar pent for defense this year is upended with no contribution future production," he dded. Postponements of expendi- ures -- w h i c h made up he bulk of Ford's initial pack- ge -- "are not a substantive nswer," Smith said. He said this approach had cen tried before and when me came finally to spend the money,' costs had risen and more funds were required -We have to look farther ahead ban the 1975 budget." Chairman George H. Mahon, D-Tex., of the House Appropria- lons Committee, said he has assigned the committee staff to tudy Ford's message. He also aid he is curious to see what dditional recommendations will be forthcoming. "I think it is a good idea to et all this out in the open," lahon said. The biggest outright cut in he list submitted by F o r d is 455.6 million in authority for al Electrification Adminis- ration Loans. The largest postponements vere $9 billion for grants under ie Environmental Protection -gency's program for construc- ion of waste treatment plants and two highway aid alloca- ions -- $4.3 billion for the iresent and earlier years and ;6.4 billion for the following 'ear. The only other budget author- ty listed for outright cancella- ion was $40 million for airport construction under the Appala- :hian Regional Development program. Some $39,6 million for various programs for the Health, Education and Welfare Department vas marked for temporary postponement. ' · / Correction Board Adopts. Budget PINE BLUFF Ark. (AP) -The state Correction Board met icre Friday and adopted a proposed budget of $5.8 million for .975-76 and $6.1 million for the ollowing year. The Correction Department is getting $4.1 million this year. The board also approved a request for 108 new personnel o be added to the 350 now on the department payroll. Included in the request were 15 new parole officers to relieve the present ones, who the department said had too large a case load. A request to establish a position of assistant agriculture administrator was deleted upon objection of Board Chairman Marshall Rush of Pine Bluff. Rush said the farm operation was top heavy with management jobs already. Action Deferred LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Board of Higher Education deferred action Friday on a proposal to formally oppose moves by two state colleges to change their names to universities. Charles H. Murphy Jr. of El Dorado made a motion that the board urge the 1975 legislature not to approve such changes. Only five members were present and they suggested that the motion be acted on at the Nov. 15 meeting so that all members of the board could participate. Murphy agreed. State College of Arkansas and Henderson State College' have decided to ask the legislature to make the change, which would not affect their funding. How ever, the school presidents contend that the word "university" would add more prestige and attract more foundation money. JOIN RUSH! Yes, it's time fop you to join ihe rest of the many people In this area who have discovered the easy way to sell those extra items around the house. Join the gold rush . . . those users of the TIMES Want Ads who know the best way to turn "don't needs" into extra cash. Just collect the articles you'd like to sell and dial the number listed below. A courteous Ad-Visor will help you word your ad for speedy results. Classified Ads Phone 442-6242

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