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20 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1978 PEOPL BANK OF CHARLES TOWN r .' A GROWING BANK FOR A GROWING COMMUNITY "The American Dame" In Rehearsal The director, cast and crew of "The American Dame" ire hard at work preparing the show for its May 18 opening it The Old Opera House, The American Dame is a relaxed look at the role of the woman through the ages. The pay-out begins with an adaption of that fateful moment when the first man and woman talked about apples. A special emphasis is given to the American woman's pursuit of equal rights, civil and domestic. The audience of "The American Dame" is treated to the arguments of Abigail Adams as she suggests to her husband John that the Continental Cdf!gress might limit the man's tyrannical dominance over his wife. Also, we hear from: Elizabeth Cady Stanton as she explains to her husband why women should be able to vote. The members of the cast of "The American Dame" assume many roles to communicate the message of the play-out. The cast consists of Opera House veterans Neal Randall, Dottle Perks, Alice Spading, Catherine Dailey and Mark Dailey. The previously mentioned skit from the garden of Eden is played by Catherine Dailey and Mark Dailey. This "husband and wife" team have appeared twice together in The Old Opera House productions, first in "You Can't Take It With You" and most recently in "The Diary of Anne Frank." Catherine is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BA in English. She is to receive her teaching certificate this month from Shepherd College. She is currently a substitute teacher. Catherine's acting credits include "Sophie" in "Star Spangled Girl", "Essis" in "You Can't Take It With You" and "Miep" in "The Diary of Anne' Frank." Mark has been with the,Old Women's rights are freely discussed during rehearsal of "The American Dame" at the Old Opera House. Shown above are Catherine and Mark Dailey. (Photo by L. E. Dickey) Opera House since 1973 when he, I along with Dottle Perks and several others, performed "Sandburg in the Park." The group called themselves "The Vagabond Players" because indeed they were vagabonds. The Old Opera House, at that time, scarcely was fit for rehearsals. Mark graduated from West Virginia University in 1975 with a BA in history and is currently employed by the Social Security Administration. Mark has acquired most of his acting experience locally. He has ap- peared twice in "Star Spangled Girl" in both major male roles i Norman and Andy, opposite Catherine. He appeared in the most recent production "The Anvil," showing his versatility by assuming three roles and on one evening four roles. He ap- peared most recently in "The Diary of Anne Frank" as Mr. Kraler and as Ed in "You Can't Take It With You." Performances of "The American Dame" will begin May 18 at 8:30 p.m. and continue nightly at 8:30 p.m. on May 19 and 20 with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on May 21. Tickets are $2.50 and $3.50 and are available at the Old Opera House. Energy Conservation Event Entered by Local Groups Twelve 4-H clubs and two Girl as well as energy dollars. Scout troops are becoming These groups are par- energy management experts- ticipating in the Energy Con- at least in certain areas of servation Contest being spon- energy conservation. They are sored by WVU Cooperative doing this to promote wise Extension Service in Jefferson energy use so that we can make County and Charles Town Turf the best use of energy resources Club and Shenandoah Downs Inc. All of these groups will he sharing their knowledge of energy with people in their communities during the spring and summer of 1978. This will be done through the news rdedia, )ersonal contacts, talks to groups, displays, and public meetings. A few projects are -- in- sulating water heaters;, par- ticipating in Sun Day on May 3; recycling paper; installing a device that will allow heat given off by a milk tank compressor to help heat water for use in the dairy. Programs and activities of- fered by the West Virginia University Cooperative Ex- tension Service are available to all persons without regard to race, color or national origin. Anyone with questions or comments about this contest may contact Judy Matlick or Jim Staley at the WVU Ex- tension Service office in Charles Town, 725-6571. HARPERS FERRY BOLIVAR Mr. Reid Geronimo Dial 535-6528 Mrs. Mary Eackles wishes to thank all her many friends for her many birthday cards on Easter Sunday, and for the get well cards after her accident. She is doing very well and hopes to be home soon. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Shepherd and children from Lovettsville Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Spurloch from Leesburg, Va., were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Elsea Saturday and Sunday. Mrs, Bertha Phillips has returned home after visiting friends in Charleston, W. Va. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kern from Silver Springs, Md., visited friends in the Harpers Ferry area over the weekend. Miss Phyllis MeDonough from JEFFERSON COUNTY HAS FIVE COMMISSIONERS. ALL OTHERS IN WEST VIRGINIA ( except one ) HAVE THREE. THREE GOOD COMMISSIONERS WOULD BE BETTER THAN FIVE WHO LISTEN TO THEMSELVES AND NOT TO THE PEOPLE. LET'S CHANGE THINGS! Next Tuesday elect STAFFORD HOWARD KOONCE Pd. fo by the Candidate County Commissioner, Harpers Ferry District Bangor, Maine, was a recent visitor for ten days at the Cavalier Farm. While visiting here she visited Natural Bridge, Va., and Monticello, Jefferson's home at Charlottesville, Va., with Mrs. Nancy Perry, and Mrs. Mary Dalgarn. Over the weekend they enjoyed slides from Egypt with friends from Washington, D.C., Harpers Ferry and Bolivar at the Cavalier Farm. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tim- brook and family from Cacapon Bridge, W. Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Helmick of Shady Acres; Mr. Doug tump and Miss Lynne Isherwood of In- wood, visited Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Crock over the weekend. Mrs. Ella Zombro visited with Mr. and Mrs. Chester Riland in Port Norris, N.J., over the weekend. Our deepest sympathy is with the family of Mr. Lewis Leon Upwright in the death of their loved one. The Bolivar Civic Association will have a bake sale on May 13, at the Harpers Ferry-Bolivar Friendship Fire Hall. We are sorry to hear Mrs. Nora Robinson is a patient in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Shepherd Professor Receives Grant For Humanities Work Dr. Hang Yul Rhee, a Associate Professor of In- ternational Relations and Ad- visor to the Political Science Club at Shepherd, has received a summer research grant of $2500 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Rhee will do research in the comparative study of slave trade patterns of Asia, Africa and Latin America with Dr. Philip D. Curtain at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Curtain is an expert in the field of Caribbean and West African History. He is author of many books including "The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census" (1969). Professor Rhee said ever since he came to the United States, he was fascinated by the slave issue, and he felt the corn-! parative research on the issue of slavery in Latin America, Mrica, Asia would be the most challenging and rewarding. Joan Claybrook, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin- istration: "Consumers lose vast amounts of money through industry repair practices that are legal and acceptable, but wasteful." Much time is wasted by listening to others talk. RE--ELECT KENNETH H. BOARD OF RESPONSIBLE -- EXPE Pol. hd by Candidate ATTENTIONI ALL REGISTERED VOTERS [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] Pleose Vote For The Democratic Candidate Your Choice In The [] [] [] [] [] [] [] ! May 9th Primary [] [] [] [] [] THANKYOU By LYLE TABB, JEFY'ERSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE cOMM