Local city and county officials visit with Senator Symington and Congressman Hull at recent Fall Festival activities. Left to right they are Senator Stuart Symington, Mayor Leo Harless, Congressman Wm. R. Hull, and Sheriff Ray Boyd.
“The Last of the loweegens”
The Beavers met Sunday in executive session to discuss making a moving picture. With the recent success of Small towns being the subject of movies, the Beavers thought Gower should be getting some of the action.
The Beavers decided to make a motorcycle movie, because of all the local interest in motorcycles. They wanted to make a movie about a motorcycle gang that would be as big a hit as the 1952 motorcycle move “The Wild One” starring Marlon Brando. The Friendly Local Undertaker was cast in the lead role, so the beavers wanted to name the movie, “The Mild One”. A later smash hit about a motorcycle rider was “Easy Rider”. Jack’s wife, Sherri was cast as Jack’s riding partner and the movie was titled, “The Mild One and a Squeezy Rider.”
The filming was done at Heritage Park in Gower. The cameras were rollin’ and things were going’ well, but after two rides around the park with Jack, Sherri got sick on Jack’s back and was known on the movie set and Queasy Rider.
After Sherri’s scenes were cut and Jack’s shirts were washed, filming went pretty good. There were some problems on the set when three rowdy characters showed up on a moped disguised as a Harley-Davidson, (pictured above). It turned out the rough-housing trio was Dave Stockdale and Russ Seiler from Humbolt, Iowa and Motorcycle Momma Wardie Hines.
The two thugs and the thugette were heckling Harley Jack, causing even more delays and cost over runs, leaving director Don Spiers no option. Director Don unleashed his Chihuahua on the three.
The last that was seen of the loweegens, they were heading West, vowing to return with their attach cat, Muffin.
Next week the Beavers will issue a press release regarding the progress of the movie.