Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - November 4, 1963, Bakersfield, California
For the first time in its history, Bakersfield College Theater Lab has invited adults from the community to join with the regular day students of the college in the production of a play. The first procduction of this new group, the Evening Division of Bakersfield College Theater Lab, will be ‘‘Ring Round the Moon” b5' Jean Anouilh. The cast of this sparkling French farce includes five Bakersfield College students, one from Fresno State Residence Center, three teachers and two adults from the business world.
Robert Chapman, director, says “This new program gives us an opportunity to pick a much more balanced cast, and gives our younger students a chance to work with experienced actors as part of their education in the theatre.”
The teachers who are participating in the production have all had extensive backgrounds in amateur theatre. Harry Loumea, English teacher and drama director at Arvin High, is familiar to Bakersfield audiences because of his preformances as male lead in “Send Me No Flowers.” Jack Hicks, who teaches a first glade class at Casa Loma School, has been active in Community Theatre. Although she is teaching home economics in the county schools this year, Judith Wiese has taught English and drama and has acted in a number of productions in the Bay area. Lo-dema Kitchen is working toward an elementary teaching credential at Fresno State Residence Center. She has acted with University of California and Bakersfield Community theatres.
Winston Rust is probably the most experienced actor in the cast. He acted in many Bakersfield College productions when he was a student here, participated in plays at the University of Oregon, acted in Bak-see farce—page IO
As Pi Beta Phi will celebrate its centennary in four years, plans for a new century of service were sketched by Mrs. George French, Sacramento, pictured center at an alumnae luncheon, here, recently. Mrs. James Tuttle, vice president and Mrs. Tod Harding, president, right, were among club members greeting the province alumnae president.
Pi Beta Phi Alumnae hear of plans for century of service
the topic, “The Myth of Twelve,” for his talk at Bakersfield Branch, American Association of University Women, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. at Bakersfield Inn. As senior vice president and marketing director of the firm, Hixson and Jorgensen, Inc., Southern California’s largest advertising agency, Macdonald addresses many thousands of businessmen each year throughout the country. He is also a frequent guest lecturer to advanced marketing and sales classes at western colleges and universities.
A graduate of University of Southern California, Macdonald received the Distinguished Salesmen’s Award (The Sammy Award) from Los Angeles Sales Executives. In 1961, he was a featured speaker at the National Sales Executives’ International Marketing Congress. USC bestowed on him one of its rare alumni mem-
Glamorous decorations will express the "Persian Fantasy" theme of the dance being sponsored by Gamma Beta Chapter, Alpha Zeta Beta Sorority, Saturday at Elks Clubhouse. Hors d'oeuvres will be served from 9 to IO, and buffet supper at midnight. Proceeds will benefit Sound Barriers, parent group for deaf children. Workers include the Mesdames Eddie Lopes, Maurice Wahl, Robert Mettler and Newell Johnson. Public support is invited. Bids may be had from Mrs. Johnson, 871-1142, or from Mrs. Woody Lewis.
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Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club recently entertained Mrs. George French. Sacramento, at a luncheon meeting at the home of Mrs. John Green. Mrs. French is Province vice president in charge of alumnae activities. Following lunch Mrs. French spoke informally on projected plans for the fraternity’s second century of service. Pi Beta Phi will celebrate its 100th birthday in 1967. Proposals for a centennial project will be voted on at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C., during the 1964 June convention.
The project most widely accepted at this time is that of supporting a college level institution at Gatlinburg, Tenn., where Pi Beta Phi founded a
Settlement School more than 50 years ago. The school, originally founded to teach members of the community arts and crafts, later extended its aid to the elementary and secondary levels. In 1950 the latter facilities were turned over to the county at a dollar a year rental.
For 18 years University of Tennessee has given college credits for students completing the arts and crafts summer program which has been offered through a Settlement School summer workshop. The proposed college level facility would emphasize the field of arts and crafts, and would depend on cooperation with University of Tennessee in attaining ultimate full accreditation
within a period of four or more years.
In addition to Mrs. Green, and the honor guest, Mrs. French, those attending the meeting were Miss Dorothy Gibson and the Mesdames R. W. Beard, John Bidart, David Biggar, John Dermody, Morton D’Evelyn, Stanford Eschner, Tod Harding, George Holm-quist, Lewis Mahoney, George Newcomer, Max Newman, Lennart Palme, William Payn-ter, Evert Pickerel, J. Howard Porter, John Shipman, James Tuttle, and Thomas H. Werdel.
Mrs. Tod Harding, president, announced that there will be no Settlement School tea and sale this year, but persons wishing to order articles may do so by calling Mrs. John Bidart. Pi Beta Phi is a member of Kern Panhellenic.
Retired teachers back from pleasure-packed bus travels; sojourn 6 weeks in 32 states
Believed to have been unique in many respects, a bus tour of 10,000 miles into 32 states,
Canada and the District of through the colorful Maine
berships in the all-university Columbia, concluded Wednes- woods, attending “Enter
men’s, honorary society, Scull day for 32 retired teachers who Laughing” on Broadway in
and Dagger, in recognition of are all more than 60 years of New York, sharing a tour of
his service to the university age. the White House (which inane! the community in 1961. Virginia Willson, unpaid if eluded more rooms than are
On Tuesday evening, Mac- not unsung, was the tour direc- opened to regular tours), and donald will present an analysis tor and under her guidance the hearing “Flower Drum Song” of the buyer’s motives, explain sojourners report six weeks of at a Las Vegas floor show, how marketing people use these unalloyed travel-pleasure. motives, describe trends in Favorite experiences, a subconsumer habits, and project jective matter always, range
see talk—page 15 from a visit with Lois Smith
Gates, former teacher at East Lake City, were near the head High School now living in of the list. And others were Superior, Wis., to driving most impressed with Hospitality House, a retired teachers’ home in Minneapolis, where the group was royally received. The government buildings and embassies in Ottawa where the travelers visited following Chicago and Toronto intrigued everyone.
The former teachers were also impressed by several other details apart from the spots visited:
“Because the fall coloring
Others hold out for Mt. Vernon, Arlington, Monticello and the coast trip to St. Augustine and Miami Beach, a portion
Suppressed desire theme will spark Squire, Dames’ dance
of the trip upon which some was at its height, the weather
“Are you really a devil
under that facade of respectability? Always had a yen to be a Mata Bari instead of a housewife? Be a bum instead of a business man? Here’s an opportunity to reveal those submerged impulses: Squires and Dames costume party, ‘Suppressed Desire.’ ” This is the word from members of the board, Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Ford, president, as preparations get under wray for the
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Slinkard, chairmen, are being assister! by the Messrs. and Mesdames Frank Strander, James Holliday, David Kofahl and Jean — Philipp.
The Fords note that three dances remain on the Squires and Dames’ 1963-1964 calendar, after “Supressed Desire”, the Christmas formal dinner dane? Dec. 21, guest night March 14.
ing invitations to local members.
Sue Berardi, president of the Bakersfield group, read a
see people—page 13
went to Key West and others took a boat through the Everglades as most outstanding.
A favorite highlight was the coast trip to St. Petersburg, Tallahassee and New Orleans, with dinner at Antoines. And gala also proved travel through Texas to Carlsbad Caverns and a farewell dinner party in Flagstaff where members of the group provided impromptu entertainment.
Some who had not seen Yellowstone Park and Mount Rushmere felt the days passed in those areas, along with Salt
ideal (only rain was outside Niagara on the Canadian side), the health and spirits soaring, the people friendly and cooperative, and the expenses low’, we feel that the experience was IOO per cent successful,” a spokesman said.
Those taking the trip in addition to the driver, Herbert Schmidli, Fresno, with Greyhound bus 7588, were the Messrs. and Mesdames Otto Asperger, Ernest Collins. Ray Cross, Irving Lane, Forest Lynn, and Milton Perkins; the see travels—page IO
The clubhouse was the setting for a handsomely appointed party honoring new Woman's Club members Wednesday. Pictured from left are Mrs. J. Bruce Payne, Mrs. Glenn Wallace, Mrs. Fred Payne, Mrs. Merger Apsit, Mrs. Charles Conklin, club president, and Mrs. Richard Leask, party chairman. Mrs. Payne Sr., past president, presented her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fred Payne as a new member. Mrs. Wallace was her daughter's co-chairman.
First Nighters plan activities for ‘Belt’
Ushering and varied hospitality were discussed when First Nighters convened at Bakersfield Community Theater Playhouse for a meeting presided over by Mrs. Ila! Reinhardt recently.
By-law revisions were presented by Mrs. W. S. Hawk Jr., chairman of the revision committee.
Forthcoming activities will include ushering for “Rape of the Belt” the next production of Bakersfield Community Theater; providing refreshments for the champagne reception to be held following the opening night performance for cast and play-goers in conjunction with the Bakersfield Community Theater Board; and providing refreshments for the cast on the evening of dress rehearsal.
Mrs. Phillip L. White is chairman of cast refreshments assisted by the Mesdames Richard Alexander, George Gill, Richard Hosking, Robert Kitchen, Doug Minner and John Mossman.
Members present for the meeting were the Mesdames,
Robert Kitchen, George Gill, Keith Spaulding, Roland Adams, Doug Minner, Dan Gimble, Bob Self, W. S. Hawk Jr., Hal Reinhardt, Salvatore Oddo, William Thompson, Gordon Slater, Furman Gieg, Richard Leask, Robert Bovee, Richard Alexander, Bruce Stickler, Sherwood Schw’artz, George Higgins and Glen Piland.
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Friedman program expected to appeal to variety of tastes
Persons who yearn to get congratulating the talent co
CAROLYN FAYE WALKER
Persons who yearn to get away from rock and roll, and are surfeited with ‘music’ involving noises of everything from fruit juice blenders to airplane propellers, have been
Inter-holiday ceremony will unite couple
David M. Anderson will claim Carolyn Faye Walker as his bride Saturday evening, Dec. 28, at Freewill Baptist Church, 2236 East California Ave., it was announced today by Carolyn’s mother, Mrs. Pearl Walker, 2215 Larcus St.
David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Anderson, 11016 Santa Ana St., Lamont. An alumnus of Arvin High School, he is now serving in the U. S. Marine Corps at El Toro base, Santa Ana.
Carolyn attended East Bakersfield High School.
dinner dance to be held Satur- and the spring formal dinner day at Stockdale Country Club- dance May 16. house. Serving on the board with
Jack Monan’s orchestra has the Fords are Mr. and Mrs. been engaged to supply music. Kenneth Shelton, vice presi-Dinner will be served at 9. dent; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Paper abstracts, non-objective Armstrong, secretary-treas-paintings, out-of-this world urer; Mr. and Mrs. James sculpture will be used in dec- French, assistant secretary-orations. treasurer; Mr. and Mrs.
James Holliday, decorations; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Umer, publicity; and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Cassady, advisors.
New members who will be introduced at Saturday’s dance are the Messrs. and Mesdames Jack Brown, Morris Harrison, Albert T. Ingalls, Ha! Hannah, Rufe Akers, Don West, Julienne Jensen, Toby Sears, Parker Peacock, Jim Ban-ducei, Mike O’Meara, Bill Brady and Bruce Wyand.
congratulating the talent committee of Kern County Musical Association on procuring violinist Erick Friedman.
And they have been commenting upon the diversity and quality of his selections, which include the Bach “Adagio and Fugue”, “Sonata in A Major,” (Franck); “Poeme Mystique,” E. Block); “Legende” (H. Wieniawski) “Havanaise”, (Saint-Saens) and “Tzigane,” (Ravel).
Friedman will be heard tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Harvey Auditorium, as the opening program of a brilliant series.
Tickets may be had today at Glenn’s Music Store, and tonight at the box office.
Friedman and his accompanist will be the guests of Kern County Musical Association board at a post-concert gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Sehmieder, in Stockdale. The informal party is for board members and their ladies and escorts.
Tagus Ranch was the setting
for the recent Founder’s Day celebration of Kappa Delta Sorority. Bakersfield members met with alumnae members from Tulare, Fresno and Madera.
Luncheon was served in the banquet room. The antique furnishings of the room were in keeping with the table decorations. The luncheon table was decorated with white roses arranged in antique cut glass bowls, silver candelabra were placed on both sides of a large Kappa Delta Pin. Members present attended university in Ohio, Iowa, Washington, Colorado, Nebraska, Mis-sissipi, California and Oregon.
Vivian Turner, president of the Fresno group, discussed Founders Day and announced the annual December Smorgasbord dinner and dance, extend-
An opportunity to "unsuppress" a suppressed desire is being offered members of Squir and Dames Dance Club. They're being invited to wear a costume revealing hidden d sires to a dinner party Saturday at Stockdale Country Club. It appears that M David Kofahl has always wanted to be a football player, Mrs. James Holliday, an ad gio dancer, Mrs. O. A. Slinkard, a millionairess and Mrs. John Phillip Jr., a tennis sh
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