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5 THE PLAIN DEALER, TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 1971 'Fiddler on the Roof' Opens Merrill a Superb Tevye at Musicarnival By Peter Bellamy Musicarnival opened its 18th season last night with a charming and richly rewarding production of "Fiddler on the Roof," which shortly will become the longest-running musical in history. The role of Tevye, the Russian Jewish dairyman plagued by pogroms, poverty and the difficulty of marrying off five daughters, is happily played and sung by Robert Merrill, the opera, film, television and radio star. It's doubtful if anybody could do it better. THIS SOARING: baritone voice is perfectly controlled. His words are distinctly heard even when his back is turned.

Moreover, he handles the righ comic qualities of Tevye with skill. His performance was loudly applauded by the capacity audience many times. The reasons for the longevity and popularity of music "Fiddler on the Roof" are many. It is, of course, based on the short stories of Sholem Aleichem, the famed Russian Jewish humorist and writer. Joseph Stein adapted it to the stage with a sharp eye for traditions of the Jews of Czarist Russia at the turn of the century.

Sheldon flarnick's lyrics are perfectly integrated to the mood and intent of the story. Jerry Bock's melodious score includes such hits as the amusing "If I Were a Rich Man" and the lovely, haunting "Sunrise, Sunset." THE STORY line brings out the stuff of which life is made heart, hope, tenderness, joy and humor, balanced by brutality, tragedy and heartbreak. Its strain of senseless religious prejudice parallels the racial prejudices that is currently a stain on America. Through it all there is authentic flavor of hearty Jewish humor. It reaches its heights as Tevye remonstrates with God in regard to life's injustices and invents biblical quotations to lit every situation.

The story revolves around Tevye's five daughters, of whom one marries a tailor, another a a a a a a a a a radical exiled to Siberia, and a third who marries a Christian. THE GAIETY of the bottle dance and the picturesque wedding scene contrast with the cruelty of the pogrom and Tevye's remark that the daughter who has married a Christian is dead as far as he is concerned. Elaine Kussack, who has appeared in the role on Broadway and with the national company, realizes all of the humorous aspects of AT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER and DRIVE-IN AVON LAKE Stop 65 W. 933-3155 Lake Rd. Showtime 7:10 -Feat.

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J. Edgar Hoover. Zimbalist, Inspector Erskine of TV's "The FEI." recently wrote a letter of solicitation that was mailed to 50.000 persons. It sought contributions to "friends of the FBI 3 project of the Commission for International Due Process of Law." Lee Edwards, 39, long active in right-wing causes. and Luis Kutner, 63, chairman and founder of the commission, conceived the project.

Candidate for Governor AUSTIN, Tex. (P -Democratic Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes. 33, announced yesterday he would run for governor of Texas in 1972.

Town's Crier JIM GROGAN. 57, steps onto a Provincetown, street clad in Pilgrim attire to try, out his new job as town crier. Wirephoto Hechler Charges Hanky-Panky: in Mine Safety Ad Campaign By Lee Byrd WASHINGTON (P) U.S. Rep. Ken Hechler.

D-W. yesterday attacked as "cruel, heartless, arrogant and stupid" a publicity campaign by the Bureau of Mines which he said attempts to put the blame for accidents on miners themselves. Under a proposal developed by Harry W. Treleaven a former publicity man for President Nixon, the bureau will spend $250.000 to $500,000 on mine safety advertising that "smells to high heaven." Ilechler said. "It's an unholy mixture of politics.

propaganda and pablum." HECHLER said Treleaven developed his ad scheme while serving as a $121-a- day consultant to the Interior Department from Feb. 18 to May 17. He said the Interior Department had planned to award the advertising contract without bids but ordered competitive bids solicited last Thursday after publicity broke on the ad campaign. low ever. he said.

the deadline for bids was set for 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Ilechler said this lack of time 10 develop competing bids gave Treleaven's agency in New York "the kind of advantage which would impel a gambler 1 to suggest the dice are loaded." "MINERS don't need to be told to be careful," lechler said. "They have enough initiative to protect their lives. This campaign is an insult to their intelligence." llechler said a recent report by the General Accounting Office and others indicated "at least 7556" of all mining accidents are the fault of mine owners and operators.

Hechler said Treleaven had been asked to advise the Interior Department how to improve its image "and all he could come up with was an advertising gimmick which would also result in a fat contract for his own advertising firm of Allison, Treleaven Reitz, and the Nashville, advertising agency of "WHEN YOU TRACE the Treleaven proposal." Hechler said, "the footprints go directly to the office of Edward D. Failor." Failor is the staff associate of the director of the Bureau of Mines. Failor's "major experience." said lechler, "was in the area of fund-raising for the Iowa Republican party." Hechler also noted that James Allison, a Treleaven partner. had been a Nixon campaigner and the Holder-Kennedy firm in Nashville had played a role in the media campaign against former U.S. Sen.

Albert Gore, D- last year. Hechler's comments were aired at a news conference and later on the House floor. FATHER'S DAY $1.00 SALE Pay Taxes Urged for Counties COLUMBUS (P) Wbcd State Rep. Robert E. Net.

zley, R-7, Laura. came 16 the Ohio Legislature 11. years ago he made a pledge to himself to stay away from tax bills. Now he is in the middle of a fight over taxes. lle favors a mandatory county personal income tax, with money remaining in the county of collection.

Netzley. a Republican, said the change in views did not come without serious thought. "After a few years down here I saw we couldn't remain an island on income lax. IN 1967, Vetzley introduced the first county tax bill. The concept.

something he will not easily give up. even though many of his fellow Republicans now lean toward a state income tax. pass a tax bill in hurried-up manner is illogi-: cal and irresponsible." said: the 48-year-old. "That money has to stay in: the county. You can't com-; promise that." TE Netzley is the leader of group of Republicans oppos-: ing a GOP proposal offered; 4 by House Speaker F.

Kurfess, R-4. burg, that calls for a state-: collected tax. WITH SEVEN, hard-core supporters and 10 other fol-: lowers, the Netzley group: 1 has forced an impasse on: any tax bill. Kurfess needs 50 votes to get his latest proposal: through a floor vote. The GOP holds a 54-45 edge in the House.

making Netzley's: support a must. if 'Kurfess must move without Demo-: cratic help. "As far as I'm. concerned," explains Netzley, "this is the most important piece of legislation that any- body here will ever vote on. It's something that will last 35 to 50 years." "THE PEOPLE must have control over said Netzley.

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the star's daughter making her stage debut in the show, sing and play the roles of Tevye's daughters with a youthful, wistful appeal. Larry Ross as the tailor, Richard Balin as the radical, Daryl Thornton as the Fiddler, Charles Mayer as the rabbi, and Mich Jason as the butcher. also contribute to the effectiveness of the production. Musicarnival lastnight opened its new permanent lounge bar, which will be augmented by two portable bars. The musical will run through June 26.

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