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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - September 3, 1975, Bakersfield, California Kern high schools receive Penney music packet “The Soul of ’76,” by David Baker, 1975, commissioned, for stage bands and jazz-blues-rock ensembles. “Music for a Civic Celebration,” by Roger Nixon, 1975, commissioned. Orchestra-only music is: “Romanza for Oboe and String Orchestra,” by Jack Kilpatrick, 1930, arranged by Thor Johnson. “Souvenir of Puerto Rico,” by Louis Gottschalk, 1855. “Celebration,” by Adolphus C. Hailstork III, 1975, commissioned. “Natchez on the Hill,” by John Powell. Choral numbers are divided into five time period catagories, Colonial-Revolutionary, Early Nineteenth Century. Middle Nineteenth Century, Ante-bellum Nineteenth Century and Nineteenth into Twentieth Century. The first catagory includes “Happy in the Lord.” by John Cennick, arranged by Alice Parker and “Nilly Broke Locks,” arranged by Emma Lou Diemer. In the second catagory are “The Babe of Bethlehem,’' arranged by Walter Ehret, “The Sow Took the Measles,” arranged by Ehret, “Winter's Night,” arranged by Ehret and “Aunt Sal’s Son,” arranged by Miss Diemer. In the third group are “Stephen Foster Medley,” arranged by Harry Du Vail, “Get off the Track,” by "’he Hutchinson Family, adapted by Leonard dePaur, “Sally Ann,” arranged by Ulyssis Ray, “Oh Freedom’ ” arranged by Wendell Whalum, “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground,” arranged by Ralph Hunter, "Blow, Ye Winds in the Morning,” arranged by Ray and “Wondrous Love,” arranged by Miss Parker. In the fourth group are “Jesus, Lay Yo’ Head in de Windup” arranged by Jester Hairston, “Drill Ye Tarriers, Drill!,” arranged by Hunter and “Slumber Song,” by Edward MacDowell. In the final catagory are “I’ll Take Sugar in My Coffee-0,” arranged by Hairston, “Poor Little Bessie,” arranged by Miss Parker and “Notes from Tom Paine,” by Norman Dello Joio, 1975, commissioned. Eighteen Kern County high schools have received gift portfolios of old and new music compositions scored, printed and distributed as a bicentennial gift to America’s 30,000 high schools and colleges. A project of JCPenney Co., Inc., Bicentennial Musical Celebration is officially recognized by the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration. Music is in three forms, for bands, orchestras and choruses. There is IOO minutes of historic and contemporary selections, one dating from 1770, one a newly rediscovered John Phillip Sousa march and five commissioned by JCPenney for BMC. Kern schools received their packets at a ceremony held in the downtown JCPenney’s store. Six schools — Bakersfield High, Burroughs, East Bakersfield, Foothill, Highland and South — received all three packets. Six schools — Arvin, Garces, North, Tehachapi, Wasco and West — received band and chorus packets. Mojave High received band and orchestra packets and Kern Valley, Maricopa, McFarland, Rosamond and Shafter received band packets. Music exclusively for bands is: “The Federal March” by Alexander Reinagle, 1788, arranged by Roger Smith. “The Battle of Trenton,” by James Hewitt, 1792, arranged by Jonathon Elkus. Three songs, “America,” by William Billings, 1770; “Anthem from America,” by Ernest Bloch, 1927 and “The Dream is America,” by Mitch Leigh, commissioned by JC Penney in 1975, are included in the band, chorus and orchestra packets. Max Amstutz, center, manager of JCPenney Co/s downtown store, presents the company's Bicentennial Musical Celebration packet to James Fill-brandt, director of research and instruction for Kern High School District. Also participating in the presentation were Ross Harrington, music consultant for Kern High School District; Gordon Jones, manager of JCPenny College Center store and William Rassmussen, director of Kern Bicentennial Commission. — (Californian Photo) “New York Light Guards Quickstep,” by Francis H. Brown, 1839, arranged by Smith. “The Norwich Cadets,” by Patrick S. Gilmore, 1857, arranged by Elkus. “General Grant’s Grand March,” by Joseph Gung’l, 1863, arranged by Smith. “President Garfield Inaugural March,” by Sousa, 1881, arranged by Dorothy Klotzman. Extend July exhibit Permanent collection hangsatCunningham The permanent art collection of Cunningham Memorial Art Gallery comprises the September show sponsored by Bakersfield Art Association. BAA also is extending the July show for the benefit of school children and those in the community who didn’t have an opportunity to view it this summer. The show opened Tuesday and continues until Sept. 30. Cunningham Memorial Art Gallery is located at 1930 R Street, and gallery hours are noon to 3:30 p.m. each day except Monday, when the gallery is closed. There is no admission charge and the public is invited. The show is a beautifully blended combination of the old and the new. The older works of such great artists as Hugo Ballin, (one of his is “Italian Picnic ”J, and a collection of outstanding work by. Seymour Thomas will be on display. Some of Thomas’ work that may be seen are “Lady in Brown,” “The Actor,” “First Self Portrait” and many others. The outstanding work of Marion Osborn Cunningham also will be on exhibit. The September show will include an exhibit of work by some newer artists. Although the artists themselves are not new to the community, their outstanding work is new to the BAA collection. Ruth Heil Emerson’s art is on exhibit with the permanent collection. Many students have had the opportunity to have Mrs. Emerson for an art instructor, as she was head of the art department for both Bakersfield College and Bakersfield High School for many years. Mrs. Emerson experiments on many different levels with the use of media and color to gain visual effects for her paintings.Crisis center asks for help The Crisis Intervention Center will hold a training session for prospective telephone counselors Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Kern View Community Mental Health Center conference room, 3600 Sap Dimas Street. Information on the session is available by calling YWCA at 323-6072. Janice Williams, assistant director of the Crisis Center, said those interested in attending the session should ^eave their name, age (minimum 18) find phone number at YWCA. A Crisis Center volunteer will return the call to explain activities of the telephone iounselors. The center holds several training fissions each year to recruit volun-»rs who give referral services to Hose with questions on drugs, )holism. venereal disease, medical fother problems. Mrs. Emerson is a graduate of USC. She majored in sociology, but had every intention of becoming a portrait artist. She bowed to her mother’s desire to take more college work and become a teacher of art. Her years of teaching have been most rewarding, as it included phases of the designing and painting field, instead of just the portrait areas. Mrs. Emerson’s continued study included work at Columbia University and Parson’s School of Fine and Applied Art in New York City. She has done additional work at UCLA and summer sessions with two famous European artists, Hans Hoffman and Eugene Steinhof, instructor at Cooper Union, N.Y. She also has attended several summer sessions at Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles. From this background, Mrs. Emerson has gained a wide variety of teaching methods. When not going to summer sessions, she has applied the theories to her own work. Currently the artist takes a few private pupils in her studio. Olivia Durer Pennington is another of this community’s outstanding artists who has had paintings accepted into Cunningham Memorial Art Gallery permanent collection. Mrs. Pennington’s syle includes seascapes, landscapes and still life, and she hopes to return to portraiture. Each of her compositons glow with color, creativity and originality. Her art is a consuming life interest. \ Mrs. Pennington first studied art at the University of Minnesota, where she took costume designing and interior decorating. She has taken classes at the Art Institute, with a municipal art group and with several private teachers. Mrs. Pennington has studied at Santa Barbara School of Art and taken several art courses in Laguna Beach from Taubes, the internationally famous art critic and teacher. She has studied seascapes from Bradbury in Laguna Beach as well as taken courses in acrylics. She is also a student of Clayton Rippey. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles Musium of Art and Ebei Club. She has won a number of first and second prizes and sold many of her works. She holds memberships in Laguna Beach Art Association and Artists of the West. She is a charter member of Bakersfield Art Association. She occasionally enjoys giving lessons in her studio when time permits. Newest piece in the collection is an outstanding painting by Yvon D’Anjou, a new young artist from Quebec, Canada. D’Anjou defines his style as “a reflection of our times in a cosmic projection.” D’Anjou is one of the most sought after young Canadian painters, and BAA is pleased to share his work with the community, a spokesman said. “Althogether an exciting show has been put together for the enjoyment of the community,” said Mrs. Genell Swa% BAA president. 1839 “Quick Step” and 1863 march from Penney musical packetCollege to offer class in sewing Bakersfield College home economics department is offering a course that has cooler weather wardrobes for women as its theme, according to department chairperson Barbara Hoyt. Home Economics 74, Making Ladies’ Knit Jackets, begins Thursday, 7 to IO p.m., in the BC home economics building, room 16. Students may register during the first class meeting, Mrs. Hoyt said. The course, conducted by Alana Garside, will include instruction on fabric selection, fabric preparation, pattern selection and adjustment. Contemporary methods of tailoring are incorporated in the construction of the fitted jacket, which includes bound buttonholes, patch, flap or welt pockets, collar and lapel, and set-in type sleeve. “A knit jacket may be just the garment needed to coordinate with a person’s present wardrobe,” Ms. Garside said, “or perhaps one is needed which may be worn with one specific pair of pants or a skirt.” For more information on the course, contact the BC home economics department at 395-4561.Zonta brunch Club will host community to celebrate ‘women More than 20 members of the Zonta Club of Bakersfield were in line at the main post office early last week for the first sale of a new commemorative stamp for International Women’s Year. Richard March, assistant superintendent, met the Zontians, executive and professional women, to make the first sale of the stamps which will be used by Zonta Club to invite all segments of the community to participate in an International Women’s Year happening in early October. The United National General Assembly designated 1975 as International Women’s Year, said Phyllis Andrews, public affairs chairman of Zonta Club. The United National resolution followed earlier resolutions of the United Nations concerning human rights and international cooperation. Mrs. Andrews said “The President of the United States on Jan. 30, 1974, issued a proclamation designating 1975 as International Women’s Year in the United States, and as a special tribute he called for final ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1975. “It appears at this point the ERA will not be ratified during International Women’s Year,” said Mrs. Andrews, “but it may be the designation of the year and the unification of women during this year may mean its passage in 1976.” Mrs. Andrews said the main purpose of the year is to be a time of planning projects for the advancement of women that will project long into the future. March said the design for the stamp was unveiled on June 20 in Mexico City at the United Nations International Women’s Year Conference. The first day of issue ceremony was in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Seneca Falls was the setting of the first Women s Rights Convention in the United States in 1848. That city also was the issue city for the 1948 Progress of Women Commemorative stamp. The design of the stamp carries out the theme of the International Women’s Year — Equality, Development, Peace. Zonta Club will host a community IWY brunch in early October to involve the Bakersfield community. Mailings this week are going out to all women’s service clubs, elected and appointed officials and to the news media inviting clubs and individuals to nominate an “IWY Personality,” who will be honored at the October brunch. A panel of distinguished leaders from the community will judge the nomi nees for an outstanding personality who has made contributions in the past and present which fall within the specific objectives of IWY, which are: To promote equality between men and women To insure the full participation of women in all aspects of national and international life To recognize the contributions of women to the promotion of friendly relations and cooperation among nations and to world peace. Mary L. Jones, Zonta president, said the basic objective of IWY is tos year promote greater freedom of choice f< women in planning their lives. She sa “In this way, International Women Year will contribute to improving ti quality of life for everyone — wome men and children. The emphasis is ( constructive action, and on full partic pation by all groups within the cor munity — women’s and men associations, labor unions, minorii groups, the elderly, the handicappe IWY is for everyone!” and she adde “Today’s mailing is to encoura* everyone in the community to becon involved. The mailings bear the brai new International Women’s Yet stamp.” At the main branch post office last week when a new commemorative stamp celebrating International Women's Year (IWY) went on sale were Richard March, assistant superintendent of the post office; Mrs. Phyllis Andrews, IWY chairman for Zonta Club of Bakersfield, and Mrs. Mary L. Jones, president of the classified executive and professional women's organization. ;

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