GuignoVs 'Cyrano deBergerac Begins Tonight
By IIAPPT CAW'OOD
Opening curtain for Guignol Theater's largest production "Cyrano de Bergerac" rises at 8:30 tonight
with favorable predictions. The play runs through
Including faculty members and seven townspeople
in its cast of 42, the play is divided into five acts. Each
act requires a different set.
One of the four Kernel reviewers says the size of
the cast is impressive. Also commended were methods
of subdued lighting, arranged by Jim Read, and the
realistic set decorations. Wallace M. Briggs, director,
estimated its cost at $1,000.
Portraying; Cyrano will be William F. Nave, with
Melanie Frssler as Roxanne. "It's great to be playing
a leading role beside a man so talented," Miss Fessler said.
A strive for realism is evident in their efforts. A
Lexington veterinarian, Dr. Robert Hcnsley, has been
instructing the fencing scene. Miss Fessler said they
have been rehearsing every night, except Sundays, since
"There will be a great deal of ad Jibbing," David
Dick, actor in the play, said when speaking of the
large cast. He estimated each had a speaking role
though some were primarily for street scenes.
"When a play moves you even with the sets not
completed and Cyrano without his boots that's a
performance," wrote a reviewer. "Even in rehearsal the
characters lost all present Identity. Through their speech
and mannerisms they carry you to the 17th century
France. They are actors."
The costumes, representing fashions of 1640, were
difficult to piece together, Dick stated. Costumes were
made by Mrs. Lolo Robinson, associate director, and
Betty St. Clair.
Leading actor William Nave, UK graduate, presently
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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
head of personnel at Frankfort, resides in Versailles. Co-st- ar
Fessler is a sophomore transfer from Northern
Center on a dramatics scholarship awarded as a finalise
in the last Kentucky Derby Queen Contest. A member
of Kappa Delta, she said "Cyrano" would be her debut.
She also added, "I guess it was the scholarship thaC
first interested me in drama."
The "Cyrano" play, written by Edmond Rostand, !
the Guignol Theater's second production this school
year. The first performance was "Calne Mutiny Court-MartiaTheir next scheduled play is "The Diary of
Anne Frank," in early May.
Ouignol Theater will feature "Cyrano de Bergerac" at
the Southeastern Theater Conference, March 20, in
Berea. The conference includes universities and community theaters from 10 states.
"Cyrano" runs approximately two and one-ha- lf
General admission is $1.25 and 70 cents for students.
LEXINGTON, KY., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1959
Group To Study
By BOB ANDERSON
Discussion at a Student Congress
that some representatives are in
favor of an SC study of the Kernel
"Backstage With Cyrano"
Members of the production crew of the Guignol Theater's "Cyrano
de Bergerac" are shown preparing props for the play which opens
tonight. Pictured from left to right are Mary Warner Ford (on the
ladder), Frank Brabson, Faye Turner and Pat Vann.
Russia Repeats Stand
WARSAW, March 3 (AP)
Soviet Union repeated today its ind
tentions of making
guardian of the
West's access route to Berlin. It
also reiterated that if the West
used tanks and planes to keep
hold of Wet Berlin it would mean
In a note sent to the Polish ambassador in Moscow, the Kremlin
also denounced the projected conference of Big Four foreign ministers, and said only a meeting
of governments could lower
It offered to discuss a general
peace treaty for all Germany at
such a summit conference. '
The note wasdelivered just after
Macmillan kit Moscow for home,
and it teemed a deliberate slap
In a ncte to the Western Powers
yesterday agreeing to the idea of
a foreign ministers' conference,
the Kremlin said it would prefer
a summit cenference.
The note to Poland asked how
foreign ministers could accomplish
anything if the chiefs of government were not ready to reach
The note proposed this agenda
for an East-WeSummit Conference:
1. A peace treaty with all Germany.
2. The status of Berlin.
3. European security and disaar-mameh- t.
The C Executive Committee
will meet with the Board of Student Publications and the editorial
staffs of the Kernel and Kentuckian. They will discuss policy and
finances and make recommendations.
The Executive Committee consists of Pete
Wainscott and Dick Roberts.
Gregg Rhodemeyer, SC representative from Education, expressed
dissatisfaction with the consideration given student organizations
by the Kernel. She said the Kernel does not give organizations
Wainscott reported $3 per student is given to the Student Union
Board, 50 cents to SC and $1.54 to
the Kernel. Other amounts not
specified are granted by the Board
These funds are granted to the
Kentuckian, Stylus and the men's
and women's dormitory governing
groups. It was reported that the
Kentuckian has a surplus of $40,-00- 0.
Perry Ashley, assistant director
of student publications, said the
$40,000 reported at the SC meeting is the total the Kentuckian
has before the publication cost
payments of approximately
the Kentuckian and enables the
staff to save money by making
cash purchases, Ashley added.
One SC member asserted that
since the Kernel is a student
and is supported by student fees, it should be responsible
to the students. It was suggested
that perhaps the Kernel should be
responsible to SC.
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person who has gone through Week seminar generally agreed
college dees not find his religious Monday.
Dr. Prentlse Pemberton, profesvalues diminished, members of a
panel in a UK Religion in Life sor of social ethics at Colgate-RochestDivinity School, Rochester, N. Y., said modern suburbia,
where a large number of college-educatJSCAA Tickets
people live, is testimony
Director Bernle to this.
Shively announced Monday taht
The Rev. Ellsworth M. Smith,
tickets for the NCAA Regional executive secretary of the Western
Tournament in Evanston, 111., Unitarian Conference, said rewill go on sale at 9 a. m. Thursligion should be '"an intellectual
day at the Coliseum.
exercise and not just an emotional
Holders f .UK ID cards will experience." He said "there is a
be allowed one ticket for each conflict if religion Is fixed md
night at $4 per ticket. Persons beliefs cannot be changed."followOther speakers had the
must buy tickets for both sesing observations:
sions. The tournament is March
Lt. Col. Mert Lampson, staff
chaplain, Armored Replacement
For Donovan Danage
ML Panel Thinks Values
Are Unharmed By College
Boys May Be Charged
Mutual withdrawal of armies
and creation of a nuclear
zone and a zone of withdrawl of
both NATO and
forces in Central Europe.
The damage to Donovan Hall
5. Reduction of the armed forces caused by seepage of water through
four floors from a stopped-u- p
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drain may be paid by fourth-floo- r
Donovan Hall Director Don ArmVeterans9 Checks
strong said Monday night it was
Today is the last day veterans
may sign for their March checks, a "possibility" that boys in that
section of the dormitory would
the Veterans' Office said
have to pay for the damage if the
offenders failed to reveal them
The discussion followed a report
He said the surplus of the Kenby Bob Wainscott, students' fee tuckian is an
committee chairman. It gave a small profits gathered over a perbreakdown of the $81 student tui- iod of 20 years or more. It is
tion for Kentucky residents and "good
The shower drain was ' found
stopped up by paper Tuesday
morning, Feb. 25. A section of the
ceiling in the cafeteria fell after
being weakened by the water.
Water was three inches deep in
the cafeteria and two first floor
rooms. No estimate was made of
Armstrong said interviews with
boys in the fourth floor section
began Monday night. He said it
was too early to decide what ac- tion would be taken against the
President Dickey's office announced ' today that Mary Lou Melton
prohas been named part-tim- e
gram director in the absence of
B. B. Gorrell. Miss Gorrell has
been granted a leave of absence by
Nine UK Coeds Enter
Training Center, Fort Knox, said
to learn why some educated people
believe and others do not, it is
necessary to find out their childhood experiences.
Chap. Elmer I. Carriker, Wright-PattersAFB, Dayton, Ohio, said
that scientists have learned there
is no "lid" on their world, and
"have become humble."
Emery Emmert, student chairman of RIL Week, said "when we
think of God we think of our God,
who is the God of alL"
Speaking at an RIL convocation
Monday night. University President Frank G. Dickey said the
challenge to education is the developing of traits which will bring
forth "Peace on earth good will
Derby Queen Contest
Nine UK coeds have been entered in the Kentucky Derby
They will meet with girls from
ether colleges in the eastern region for a preliminary contest on
Campus organizations sponsoring entrants are SAE, Alice Broad-ben- t;
Sigma Nu, Priscilla Lynn;
KD. Melanle Fessler; Theta, Yiv-ia- n
Toner; Kappa, Marlene Fitter and Edwina Humphreys; and
Tri Deit, Patty Harper and Susan
Bradley. Anne Prewitt Shaver will
represent the Lexington Rotary
Club in the content.
The girl who is chosen queen
will receive prizes totaling $15,000,
including a MGM screen test, a
national TV, a mink stole and a
box at the Kentucky Derby.
John Proffit, regional chairman
of the center, said Saturday was
the deadline for making application. The regional committee U
composed of vice chairman Mai-co- m
Mason, president Of the Lexington Optimist Club. Virginia
Priest, Diane Vittetow, Mary
Joyce Proffit, Jim Host. Frank
Brabson,. Jim Oraves, and Jim