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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Television Today 'Rachel, La Cubana' By John J. O'Connor NEW YORK (NYT) "WNET Opera was the world premiere of "A Vaudeville With Com- posed by Hans Werner llenze and once subtitled "A Cruel and Obscene it was called "Rachel, La Cu- The libretto, written by Hans Magnus Enzcnberger and translated by Mel Man- del, was based on the novel "La Cancion de writ- ten in 1969 by Miguel Barnet, a Cuban. Less an opera than a play with music, the 90-minute work offered a bizarre juxta- position of art and revolution. It opened in 1959, on the eve of the Castro revolution. As crowds demonstrated in the street outside, the elderly Ra- chel (Lili Darvas) proclaimed that "the best thing in life is paving the way for several scenes, beginning in 1905, from the stage career of the younger Rachel (Lee As the older Rachel indulged herself in eccentricities of be- havior, the younger; 'Rachel made her.stage debut, drove her first lover, .to in love with a pimp, joined a traveling circus, won stardom in the music hall and bid a theatrical farewell to the stage. Revolutionaries of vari- ous sorts were: ent, but Rachel barely recog- nized them, unless, of course, they happened to be young and handsome. The over-all style was thor- ougly eclectic: There; we re dollops of Brecht, complete with an somewhat menacing' toward Rachel, to themselves and even to the audience pretend you doh't understand.; All of that is so" wrong y- and'.' leally quite were dashes of Wedekirid's'' "Lulu" and -panxile glimpses of the stage musical. The music was generally tonal but hardly lyrical. No one was likely to come away humming the tunes. The heav- ily percussive score did sup- plement the text effectively, shifting expertly from the sa- tiric to the strident. The canvas was immense, including everything from street gangsters to a naughty portrait of a critic so, I raise my glass with one eye smiling and one eye weeping to the greatest artist in all Cuba! To And it was lavishly filled with the sumptuous and colorful cos- tumes and scenery of Rouben Ter-Arutunian. They became a major character in the pro- duction. The performances were ex- ceptionally good. Both Miss Darvas and Miss Venora were outstanding, and were splen- didly supported by Alan Titus, who played three of Rachel's lovers, and by Susanne, Mar- see, Ronald Young, Robert Rounseville and Alan Crofoot. "Rachel, La Cu- was very much worth watching. But the production, directed by Kirk Browning and produced by David Grif- fiths, appeared to have slight- ly distorted, intentionally or not, the purposes of the com- poser and the libretto. Rachel, the artist as egotistical whore, was allowed to survive.a bit more nobly than would seem justified. Miss Darvas made the final'exit, superbly staged, unquestionably glorious but- questionably triumphant. "Rachel, La Cubana" is the third of Henze's works in- spired by, his-visits to Cuba. over the last five years. .The was earned, on the Public Broadcasting Service. Television Listings 2-WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids 7_KWWUTV> Waterloo 9-KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapidj Rock Island 6-WOC-TV, Davenport 8-WKBT, La Crosse 10-KROGTV, Rochester 12-KllN-TV, City 13-WHO-TV, Des Mofnes 40-KDUB, Dubuquo Tuesday Night ,6'00 News Weather, Spts. Wild West Weather, Spts. 6-6 O'clock Edition Spts., Weather Weather. 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N. report says the world's population probably will stop growing in about 100 .years and remain steady at around 12.3 billion, something more Jian three times what it is now. The report is the first attempt of U. N. population experts to look so far into the future, and ;ives a different impression 'rom a'probirth control speech that President Robert Mc- Namara; of the World Bank made five years ago. He said then if population sept growing at. the current rate, today, living into his 70s, would know a world of 15 billion, his grandson would share with 60 billion. that such projections were, "of course, because "mass starva- tion, political chaps or popula- tion planning" would not lei them "come about." The' U. N. report .indicated that nothing so catastrophic was heeded to! level the population Iowa Trucker Is Of Pork Stolen BOSTON Authorities issued an all points bulletin here Monday evening for a group o men who were involved in the abduction of an Iowa truck driver and stole a load of pork products valued at Police said Albert Martin, 36: of Cedar Falls, Iowa, was kid- naped; .from his truck while waiting for the Rath Packing Terminal in nearby Woburn to open for the day. Authorities said two or four men awoke Martin, who-was sleeping in the cab unit, him and took him on a.ride. He was released in a park about two hours after being ab- ducted at gunpoint. He was not Martin, a driver for Kroblin Transport Co. of Waterloo, told authorities, that he left Iowa Friday morning with the load of pork and was sleeping in the :ab while waiting for Hie Rath terminal to open. He said' he was forced from the truck and into a nearby car at gunpoint. Police said an all points bulle- tin had been issued for the truck and trailer carrying the in meat products and that the Federal Bureau of Investigation lad been called into Ihc case oecause of the kidnaping. One Known Dead In Tanker Crash WICHITA (AP) 'Five air iorce flyers escaped, one Was killed -and another was missing and presumed dead after a big anker plane crashed and bx- jlodcd early Tuesday. It had just taken1 off from VlcConnell airbase on what was described as a regular missjon n support of the Tactical Air Command. It crashed feet beyond he end of the and its gallons of jet dicsel fuel exploded into a ball of fire. Despite this, the McConncll mblic information office said .ho five survivors were in sat- isfactory condition. Let a want ad help you solve your buying or selling proli- cmsl Din! 308-0234. For the Finest in Paints The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Tueg.. Mar. 8. 1974 U. S. Agency Plans To Set Regulations on TV Safety WASHINGTON, 0. C. (AP) rhe U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday that it plans to develop mandatory safety standards (or television sets, which are sus- of causing hundreds of muse fires, injuries and deaths each year. The commission said (hat at least 28 major are being invited to a public icaring in Washington April 23- 24 to explain what they arc doing to reduce fire, electrical shock and explosion hazards. Since last June 18, seven com- )anics have notified the agency of potential shock and fire haz- ards in more than color elevision sole, most of them wrtable models. The problems were either cor- rected or the consumer's pur- chase price was refunded, the commission said, The compa- nies that reported the defect no- tifications, mandatory under federal law, were Panaaanic, Philco-Ford, Packard Bell, Montgomery Ward, Zenith, Ad- miral and RCA. The commission began to in- vestigate television safety in! sion directed its field offices to investigate 916 fires said byj local fire authorities to have wen associated with TV sets with hospital emergency manufacturers earnest last year following news accounts of a rash of fires that local authorities attributed to television sets. From news stories, consumer complaints and hospital emer- gency room reports last year, the commission learned of 35 fire, shock or explosion in- cidents related to TV sets that resulted in 14 fire deaths, two electrocutions and at least 15 in- juries. Last September the commis- cities with a combined popula- ion of 21.7 million persons, or1 about one-tenth the iotal population. The commission said only ;hree! of those fires resulted in serious injuries, with one death, one person hospitalized and :hree injured by burns or smoke inhalation. "We didn't go in and confirm :hat those 916 sets started those a spokesman said. "That Cost Council Lifts Freeze On Auto Insurance Boosts ft but, that expected trends in Jirth and death rates "ferti- "mortality" rates Dy themselves eventually would lo the trick, producing the f am- ly planning advocates' longed- or "zero population growth." It repeated the experts' 196C projections that world popula- ion would hit over 4.billion' in .975 and 6.5 billion in the year 2000 and.extended those projec- tions into the next century. Less Mortality In making the .calculations! :he report said "it was assumed :hat mortality would decrease everywhere1 to reach, sooner Or ater, an expectation of life at jirlh of 76 years, and then stabi- ze. "Fertility was assumed to. de- crease, sooner in some regions and later in others, until a level is reached assuring 'exact re- placement of the population in the long run." On that basis, tht report es- timated that the number, of peo- ple, in the .world would reach over 12.1 billion in the year 2075 increase only slightly in some regions after that finally "stabilize at about 12.3 billion." WASHINGTON, D. C. (AP) The Cost of Living Council ended its freeze on auto insur- ance rates Monday, apparently ation taking the view that rates will increase despite a reduction in traffic accidents because of the gasoline shortage. The council cited a report by an auto insurance industry advi- sory committee that inflation "inevitably will force automobi- le insurance claim costs up at an ever greater rate" than in the past. But council deputy director James McLane said any future insurance' rate .increases must give "due consideration" to the effect of the energy crisis on in- mrance claim frequency. No Guidelines However, the council "did not lay down any guidelines against which proposed new. rate in- creases would be judged. .The council imposed a 60-day freeze on auto insurance rates on Jan. 17 to allow time for 'a study on the energy situation on insurance premiums. McLane said the freeze was being lifted two weeks earlier than planned because the'study has! .been completed and be- cause "many insurers already lave devised acceptable meth- LAFF-A-DAY "This one is from your em- ployees it's a sympathy- card to all the nurses on this floor'" was the indication by local fire authorities." The commission's computer rooms, representing a 2 percent sample of actual injuries treat- nation's ed in such facilities, turned up 681 TV-reiated accidents that resulted in injuries in fiscal 1973, and 359 in the first half of fiscal 1974. Not all of those injuries were associated with fire and shock incidents. At present the government regulates only radiation emis- sions from TV sets. ods of giving due consideration to the effects of the energy situ- Cites Statistics McLane said there probably has been a decrease in the number of claims, citing as evi- dence a 16 percent decline in traffic fatalities in December compared with a year earlier. In the 18 states that lowered speed lirnits, the decrease in fatalities was 25 percent; in Jlhe other fatalities were off-12 McLane citing figures of the'iNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Fewer Americans were killed in traffic" accidents ;-in January than in any other January in. the ast decade; the National Safety Council reported Monday. There were traffic de'aths for "the first month of this year, lowest figure .for a January since 1963 when deaths were reported. 10 YEARS -AGO-Secretafy of Defense said there has been evidence that in the last six months of North Viet namese support of the commu rust Viet Cong has increased in South Vietnam. VISIT The Office of Dr. C. R. Kitchen Optometrist Eyes Examined Qlasses Fitted Contact Lenses By appointment only Lindale Plaza THE QUIZ worldscope (10 points for etch qutitlon answered correctly) 1 Secretary of State Kissinger traveled to the Mideast to try to work out a mili- tary disengagement agreement -between Israel a-Syria b-Llbya c-Egypt 2 The official Mideast peace talks have been in recess. What European city Is the site of'the talks? 3 In response to the baking Industry's'pre- diction that continued wheat exports will cause a severe shortage of bread, Agri- culture Secretary said that wheat' supplies may be "tight" but there'll bo no "shortage." 4 The Constitution specifically lists "abuse of power" as an Impeachabie offense. True or False? 5 President Nixon has designated March 29th as.. a-Pan American Day b-Viet Nam Veterans Day c-Conserve Energy Day newsname (10 potnli If you on Identify thti ptnon In thi niwi) Promising to help the people of my state "attain the American I announced I would run for an unpre- cedented third torm as governor of my state. I hayo been crippled since a 1972 assassina- tion attempt. Who. am I? matchwords (4 polnli lor Mch match) l.....pciseailo n not permitted b-c.iusc lo suffer 3.....cxcctile c-c.irry out 4.....illicit d'draw forth THE WEEKLY QUIZ IS FART OF THIS NEWSPAPER'S SCHOOL PROQMft newspicture (10 point! K you iniwir this quHtton comcUy) This 10-cent Skylab commemorative stamp, to be issued May 14 In Houston, shows the new first-class postal rate that went into effect March 2. What is the new airmail rate? sportlight (2 polnti lor each qusitlon intwerad correctly) 1 Hank Aaron (CHOOSE ONE; agreed, refused) to stay out of the Atlanta Braves lineup until the baseball club's first home game so local fans might have a chance to see him tie Babe Ruth's home run record. 2 Chris Evert is thinking of quitting professional tennis after her marriage to tennis star., a-Jim Connors b-Stan Smith c-llie Nastase 3 The.. kick Is a lost art In football. 4 A scheduled March 26 heavyweight boxing bout between George Foreman' and Ken Norton will not be a title fight.' True or False? 5 (CHOOSE ONE: Bob Scagren, Steve Smith) b'roke his own indoor professional pole vault record, which ha had set only tha day before. roundtable 5.....ollclt ako nctlon against no Accused Family dluuiilon (no icora) What do you think should be the penalty for persons con- vlclcd of political Kidnapping? YOUR SCORE: 91 lo 100 point) TOP SCOREI HI lo 90 polnli CictllaH. 71 lo polnli 61 lo 70 polnli Filr. 34.7.1 VEC, Inc., Midlion, Wlicon.ln ANSWERS ON REVERSE PAOB Tonight, one great show after another! I- Evening News With Howard K. Smith and Harry Reasoner Two outstonding journalists bring you one out- standing news report! Eyewitness News Keep abreast of what's happening in Eastern- Iowa with this report that focuses in on you! Wild Wild West To guard President Grant, Agents West and Gor- don search out strange source of town's bro- ken-neck epidemic1 Happy Days A surprise or two or three awaits Richie and Pofsie when they plan their first trip to high- doss strip joint! MOVIE "The Victim" Elizabeth Montgomery stars in chilling mystery of young woman menaced by an unknown Marcus Welby, M.D. Kim Darby, Lynda Day George guest star as sisters in two-part drama to be concluded Satur- day night on OWEN MARSHALL. Eyewitness News Anchorman Larry Nighchew, Meterologist Wayne and Sports Director Bob Brooks they're experts at keeping you informed! MYSTERY Sorority Kill Six terrified people are held captive by psychotic killer! Martha Scott stars in chilling thriller.
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