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Thursday, April 11, 1957   Vol. C615



East Farewell – Playhouse owners, Rick and Julie Davidson held a fund raising social event last Sunday at their farm where they welcomed loyal patrons, friends, actors and musicians and announced the 1957 schedule for the fabulously successful East Farewell Playhouse. Producer Jeb Bernstein, who has been with the Davidson’s since the Playhouse opened in 1952 will continue to direct and produce the plays. “This is going to be a fantastic season, we have great actors jumps chomping at the bit to get into these scripts and or whole operation from set design to music to lighting has just been getting better and better each year. This year will be great!” exclaimed Bernstein at the party.  

“We are thrilled to announce another full season of top notch productions that will include both favorites and new shows, some will come straight from Broadway, on a much smaller scale, but very current shows are on the schedule,” said Mr. Davidson on the patio of his beautifully restored farmhouse. The season will start at the end of the month with a revival of one of last year’s favorites; Guys and Dolls. Practice has already begun and the show is scheduled to open Friday, June 28th.

The schedule will be;

Guys & Dolls – June

Paint Your Wagon – July

My Fair Lady – August

West Side Story – September

Auntie Mame – October

Romeo & Juliet – November

A Christmas Carol - December


“The Playhouse has continued to be improved and will look its very best for the opening,” said Julie Davidson when asked about the renovations and promised additions to the Playhouse.

East Farewell Playhouse




East Farewell – The Travelers opened their season with a win over the Bear Creek Cubs, 5-2. Joe Nagy picked up where he left off last by sending the first nine Cubs down in order. It looked like Nagy was on his way to a baseball miracle with back to back perfect games. The miracle was not to be when in the fourth Cubs leadoff hitter Josh Franks popped a slow curve over second baseman, Art Archibald’s head for a single. The Cubs were able to move Franks over to third but he did not score. The only scores for the Cubs came with a ninth inning two run blast by Cub’s slugger, Ben O’Grady.

            The Travelers were ready to play, though, and after the very exuberant opening ceremonies that saw the High School Band lead the team onto the field and a giant American flag unfurled across the field during the national anthem. In the first inning Johnny Cloos got things started with a double in his first at bat of the season. He was moved to third by a sacrifice by Dimero and brought home by Joey Brown on a beautiful Texas leaguer to right. The Traveler’s defense was also in shape as they turned two double plays and had no errors. The bottom of the order was able to contribute mightily as Brown, Archibald and Sweet were all able to score runs. Joe Nagy even helped himself out driving in Billy Sweet in the eighth to top off the Traveler’s scoring.

            The Travelers stay home next week as they face the Cedar Creek Bulls at 1:05 in the Ball Park.



Saudi Arabia announces it will not let Israeli shipping pass through the Gulf of Aqaba. Foreign ships carrying cargo to and from the Israeli port of Eilate now are using the gulf. Saudi Arabia does not consider it an open waterway.


Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives a spring luncheon for Senator’s wives and includes Mrs. Joseph McCarthy, wife of the Wisconsin senator, who was snubbed at formal White House affairs earlier this year.


Saturday mail deliveries are cancelled this week and the nation’s post offices ordered closed for the weekend, despite approval of extra postal operating funds by the House Appropriations Committee. Postmaster General Summerfield declared that all reductions in service he announced last week, after the House committee refused to grant a $47 million deficiency request would be effective immediately. The committee approved a $41 million appropriation in the expectation that normal services would continue.


Published by JD Carroll

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