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THE SUNDAY OEEGONIAX. FORTLAXP, JUNE 31. 101.
MOVIES TEACH COLUMBIA STUDENTS
HOW TO BE NEWSPAPER REPORTERS
Instructors in Department of Journalism Hope ty New Method to Train Pupils to Write Fluently, Graphically
and Accurately Under Pressure Notes and Gossip of Film Drama Stars4Told.
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THAT the students In the depart
ment of Journalism of Columbia
University, In New York, may
appreciate real news values, motion
pictures nave been introduced as a per
manent means of instruction in reporting-
actual news events . flrst hand.
Events that the reporter would meet
in his everyday work are depicted by
the films and the student writes the
story as he sees it. It Is by this
method that the department hopes to
make the student write the story
fluently, graphically and accurately
The trouble heretofore has been In
the fact that the Instructor has not
known when the student has written
all the facts concerning the story and
whether he has covered all the points
accurately and conclusively. The fac
ulty realised that the, greatest diffi
culty in reporting- quickly happening
events was to preserve, under excite
ment, the proper perspective and se
quence of events.
The Balkan war pictures were the
first shown which grave the students
an opportunity to act as war corre
spondent!. Marshall Neilan is a young comedian
with the "Kalem Company who directs
his own productions. Be is rapidly
training popularity in the motion pic
ture field, not only as an actor, but as
Me soon win Da Been un mo Bureau
with Ruth Rowland in a comedy re
lease of July 17, "Wanted, an Heir." .
Jack Cohn. successful as a director,
has been chosen by the Universal Com
pany to direct tie "Universal Weekly,"
a practically new departure in the
company. Cohn is a young man, but
he is aggressive and sincere in his de
sire to make his part of Universal work
equal the standard set by tbe playing
Maurice Costello. a star In the front
ranks of motion picture actors, is be
ing featured in a marvelous vitagraph
special feature, "Mr. Barnes of New
York." The plot Is woven about a
wealthy New Yorker and his adven
tures In Corsica. '
Lillian Gish and Robert Harron are
appearing, together with Raoul Walsh.
In a Majestic drama, "The Rebellion of
Kitty Bell." The play Is not new in
plot, but It is unique in treatment. The
hero keeps cool-headed upon learning
from the villagers that his wife has
run away with another man. This may
be a bit overdrawn, but it certainly
sounds good. The picture will appear
in one of the local theaters.
Marguerite Courtot is an accom
plished athlete as well as actress. She
has received trophies at various times
for her tennis playing and is as active
as a boy In, the parts she Jakes requir
ing activity. She plays juvenile lead
parts for the Kalem Company.
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It is reported that all the films of
the Roosevelt expedition In Soutlt
America are spoiled bl reason of hav
ing been in the water too long when
the canoes upset during one stage of the
A small-slaed fortune was tied up in
the films. Ail except one were ruined.
' Frank Baker, known to baseball
fans as "Home . Run" Baker, is fea
tured in a new story of love and base-
Zte m CO.
ball in two parts, "Home Run Baker s
rtmihlo." The release came June IT,
but Portland exhibitors have as yet
failed to take advantage of it.
Myrtle Stedman. . playing . leads in
Jack X-ondon s - plays, was an ps
singer before she took to tne movies.
President Wilson pressed the button
at 2 P. M". Monday, and the second in
ternational exposition of the motion
picture art and convention of the In
ternational Exhibitor's Association and
the Independent Exhibitors of America
This is one of the greatest conven
tions ever held by motion picture men,
and the Grand Central Palace was
filled with men and women from all
the companies who- flocked to see the
exhibits. Many unique displays, repre
senting the different branches of the
companies, were shown. Among the
best was the Edison Company's booth,
giving representations of well-known
serial characters. Dolly of the Dallies,
Cleek. Perriton and Wood B. Wedd
were all shown.
Thousands of movie fans and ex
hibitors thronged to the exhibition
during the time .the displays were on.
One of the' most important changes
in film work has come recently in the
acquisition of Helen Gardner and
Charles L. Gaskill by the Vitagraph
Company. Miss Gardner has been at
the head of her own company until re
cently. She will be featured in a big
production, the name of which will be
Nolan Gale, recently recruited from
the legitimate stage, is now playing
opposite Muriel Ostrlche in Princess
- EUel Grandin. Known chiefly for her
work in "The -Traffic- in Souls," has
left the Universal Company, with which
she has been almost since her advent
into motion pictures.
Francis X. Bushman has been select
ed by three famous sculptors as the
typical American both in figure and
It is being told about that Gaby
Dsslevs is excited. She is soon to ap-
nar in m. Famous nroduction and it is
said that she bas worked up a lot of
enthusiasm about it. At last oaDy wiu
see herself as others see her.
Almost all the motion picture players
are at baseball during their spare time
Upton Sinclair's somewhat daring
itory, "The Jungle," has been visual
tied bv the Ail-Star Company, and will
be shown here soon.v if at alL It is
running in New York and has drawn
ra.nacitv houses. The object of the
story is to show the differences that
exist between the employer ano ino
employed; between 'the selfish and ar
rniant rich and the dependent poor.
There is much human interest in the
story ana it is a pot"' una, not
withstanding the simplicity of the plot
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The Celebrated Players Film Com
pany soon will offer a Harry Lauder
feature to photoplay fans. The film
will be a comedy and it is said to be
The Child Players Company has been
organised and will produce plays using
children only. K-ias 01 ma myi
will be the first release which will
come in a few weeks.
"Doe," a story by Eleanor Gates, will
be the first to be .released by the
Eleanor Gates Photo-play Company.
The story ran serially in the Saturday
Evening Post and Is now being made
into a film by Richard Garrick at the
Mt. Kisco Studio, ' New York. Miss
Gates personally selected the cast.
"Happy Hooligan" is soon to appear
on the screen. His role will be taken
by Billy Ritchie, the well-known bur
lesque comedian. Jack Mahony, for
merly of Reliance, now a Nonpariel,
The release date for "Du Barry." pro
duced for Mrs. Leslie Carter by George
Klelne. has not yet been definitely
fixed. It has been reported that Be
lasco's "Heart of Maryland," with Mrs.
Leslie Carter, will be the first impor
tant film to be made by Kleine in this
"The Great Divide," the spectacular
success of Henry Miller and Margaret
Anglin on the speaking stage, is soon
to be produced for the screen. It will
be released as a plural reel feature by
the Popular Plays and Players Com
pany. Hazel Dawn, the sweet, breesy little
star of the "Pink Lady," soon will
be seen on the local screen in "One
of Our Girls." a four-part adaptation
of Bronson Howard's famous play of
Miss Dawn Is irresistible in the part
of the unconventional American girl
who at once scandalises and bewitches
the staid English friends.
The play has a fine strain of pathos
that Is offset by delightful bits of
(fontlnwi From Pane )
at the Metropolitan Opera-house dur
ing the coming season.
Oscar Laurence Wojdfln will pre
sent his vocal ana instrumental .
dents in joint recital in Oregon City
Friday night. The programme will
...iAf kAiia riiiAtn. trios and auar-
tets. Telma Randall, Marjorie Read,
Willa woodfin, Marie noimes, liuinu
Anderson, -Gertrude Jeremiah. Gladys
Blttner, Bernice jonnson. eien jsrun-
ner, Mrs. C. M. Hadley, Mrs. H. T. ijjok,
innA Qmlth Marv T.tijji. Earl Frost.
ArlelgTi Read. Laura Leete. Dorothy
Gay, Klvan -Charles. . Howard Mass.
Laura Johnson, Elva Errlckson, Mae
Knowles, Gladys Montgomery, Helen
T.-imr x'nrmw let. Laura Brunner,
Violet Evans. Margaret Simmons, Hel
en BCOtt, Marjorie rnitr, "
chorus of 30 girls' voices.
a m. vii,i. fRtivnl nf the American
Union of Swedish Singers, just con
cluded in Minneapolis, Minn., the first
honors were carried off by the Swedish
Glee Club of Brooklyn.
Miss Carmel Sullivan, harpist, will
niau in rnnfurt tiimfirrnw Rt Salem. Or..
at a concert to be given by Miss Bea
' One of the interesting events at St.
Helen's Hall during the week of com
mencement has been the pianoforte re
cital of Miss Anna Ellis Barker, daugh
ter of Mrs. William Barker, 1119 Thur
man street. Miss Barker played a de-
in suoh a manner as to display well
her varieties of touch and depth of
feeling. Particularly enjoyaoie were
the Beethoven "Sonata" and the "Con
certo" by Beethoven, which gave am
ple opportunity for technical display.
Miss Evelyn Farrar. a mezzo soprano
from the vocal department of the
school, assisted In a pleasing manner
with several well-chosen groups. .
" "Would you like to go to the opera
"What a darling boy you are! Of
course I wauld. What is the bill for
"About 11, I guess." Juqge.
"I have brought this record back. It
Is no good."
"Try it again. This is a song by
Mme. Squallini. the great soprano. She
is so temperamental that sometimes
her records will work and sometimes
they won't." Londan Standard.
ISLE OF PINES DEFENDED
Resident for Six Years Answers Dr.
PORTLAND. June 20 (To the Ed
itor.) Replying to the letter in The
Oregonian written by a Dr. A. J. Craig
concerning the Isle of Pines. I beg to
state that the doctor. not only grossly
exaggerates everything, but has made
statements which he cannot prove. I
lived in the Isle of Pines six years and
know something of the conditions and
resources of the island. The doctor
was on the island less than one month.
It la needless for me to answer al of
his charges against the Island in de
tail, as the very tone and character of
his letter shows bitterness and re
venge which so many people resort to
when spiteful. The doctor has prob-
bly listened to the Havana hotel men
and real estate "sharks," who knock
the Isle of Pines in order to keep tour
ists and investors from going there:
they want them to remain in Cuba. If
the island "is not a fit place for a
white to live in." why is it that 95 per
cent of the population is Americans,
and they own 99 3-3 per cent of the
island? A large percentage of the peo
ple are wealthy and don't nave to stay
there If they don't like it
If the soil is no rood, bow is it tnat
they raise the finest grapefruit and
pineapples in the world and cannot
supply the demand in the Eastern mar
kets with their high-class fruit? The
Americans on the island are not all J
Tribute to the
Memory of a
fHE newspaper distribution now
tlL going on throughout the United
btates and Canada, of the song
collection called "Heart Songs," has
already made that book the most fa
mous of its kind in the world. The
several editions thus far reach the hun
dreds of thousands, and will run well
into the millions before the campaign
is closed. The story of its first incep
tion in the brain of one man, its con
rrrtp realization, and its development
' through the years,reads like a romance.
rr But because it is true, it is stranger
' and more wonderful than any romance.
nee upon a time for it is only with these words that you can Degm
a a . 1 . 1 ' i 1 1 - X 11 I . Vvver
a really-truly story mere was a mue lamuy ox ium uruja
and a motner. i nese Doys were jum. jic nuy mci ium iv
full of fun, fond of adventure, brimming over with animal
spirits, in love with mischief and perhaps more susceptible to
' emptation, because the little red corpuscles that danced and
raced through their veins were just a little ruddier than common.
.Just like other boys you see only more so I
ut, their mother I Ah, there lay the difference. She was not just
like any other mother. Her boys worsmppea ner. Ana sac
hf snher. tmth-lovinrr. home-keepine. in
dustrious, God-fearing men. And of one of the ways in which
she did this we are going to tell you. She was a very busy
woman, with all her household cares, and her daily routine to pro
vide food, clothing, shelter, and education for her little brood.
But above all, she saw to it that her boys her Cornelian jewels
found home the best place in all the world. She was never
too busy too worried or weary, to deny them her evening hours.
Indeed, she was a marvel of a mother I
(7J round an old-fashioned square piano, a memento of better but not
brighter days they gathered every night and sang and played
together. No temptation on earth could pull those boys away .
from that mother and that home.
"For the nig-htt were filled with tnnsie,
And the cares that infested the day,
Folded their tents like the Arab,
And as silently stole away."
nlrl TMann was niled hiffh with soncr music that reached far back
into the years, beyond the dark days of a war between brothers
some even bearing faded inscriptions of a time when grandma
was a bride carefully pieced and glued and stitched together
ana stiil tnumbea over, ana sung irom, anu kuuchj mciwum
as ujasures without price,
'ime passed on, however, and the four boys grew to be men. They
became newspaper ana magazine puDiisuers auu mc mcmui w
. . . , , .1 1 J A . i. a ivnnrlf fill
ot those Doynooa aays me oiu squdic piuiu, uuwvi-.
portfolio, full of heart songs and sewed together with red yarn,
the little parlor, the .mellow radiance of the. lamp-light, the
ruddy glow of the old-fashioned fireplace the sainted face of the
dear old mother these memories never faded or grew dim.
And after the boys had prospered and built up a magazine of
national scope and reputation, they determined to carry out a
long-cherished project and create a song book as & memorial to
. their mother. It was not to be an ordinary song book, but a
book that was to embody the songs nearest and dearest to the
hearts of the whole English-speaking world.
rt, n through the pages of the National Magazine, Editor Joe Mitchell
e5 Chappie, the eldest of these four brothers, gave out a letter to
thousands upon thousands of people, everywhere, inviting them
to send in their favorite songs. And they came in scores in
hundreds in thousands from every nook and corner of the
world where the English tongue prevails. Letters came with
them, filled with reminiscences with memories sad and joyous
. and adding that peculiar personal note to be found in no
other work of its kind telling why this song or that song was
dear to the heart that still echoed to its words and melody.
The task broadened beyond its original bounds since music is a
universal language and songs from the French, German, Danish ,
Swedish and Italian song lore came pouring in. Folk Songs, War
Songs, Sea Songs., old English Chanteys, College Songs. Love
Songs, Songs of the Pioneer Days, Songs of Patriotism, Lullabies,
Hymns all these and more, flooded the mails, and made the
hearts of Joe Mitchell Chappie and his brothers, exceeding glad.
wo of the foremost musicians of the countrv were chosen to select
the songs and award the prizes George vv. inaawicir, airecior
of the New England Conservatory of Music, and Victor tierDert,
' conductor and opera composer. The four hundred songs con
tained in the-book were picked out, many of them harmonized,
v re-edited, arranged with piano score transposed into lower key
so the whole family could sing them new plates were made
and the book that had its growth throughout four long years
was ready to cheer and brighten the homes of millions of English
speaking men and women all over the world.
And this is the Story of "Heart Songs!"
The Portland Oregonian
Announces in this issue the Last Days of
its Famous "Heart Songs" Distribution
Our few remaining copies are being rushed over the counter daily
Nor can our readers ever again renew this golden opportunity!
OUR COUPON IN THIS PAPER GIVES THE TERMS
fools or they would not continue to
i .Li- -.-a 1 anil nlnAftn.i
grow u u u my r i .,- . . . -
pies at a iwb. " w
who saw the grapefruit end pineap
ples in the show window, corner Fourth
and Alder last week knows that they
can raise soma nun- a. -
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vacant nomas uo ma
time of year it is because the owners
nave ion- nviui mi ma on,,. ....
large percentage always do. There are
several developed tracts that can't be
bought for less than 11000 per acre,
and owners of older groves have re
fused $2000 per acre. I -receive .weekly
. . . i . Til... In whinh the
ine oie wi -nco t -. ... ----
fruit exchanges report thousands or
crates or irun arm veci.oii -"''--north
every week, and the reports of
the New York Packer show a stesdy
demand for Isle of Pines produce at
One Of the large oolonies in the
island is called L Canada (pronounced
Kan-ya-dah), a Spanish word which
rivers." I defy anyone to find a place
in tne tropica mv
the isie oi mica. ",,,, '
noted springs are shipping water north
for meaicinai purpooco. cv-o n..
use these waters are cured of rheum
atism, blood and stomach troubles.
Anyone who tiss aeen "numerous kinds
of snakes 15 feet long, full of chickens
and pigs-1 and "swarms of crock
odlles, sharks and pests," must have
imbibed freely on aguardiente" (Cuban
The Ideal Home, a paper published In
the interest of the island, made this
statement in March number: "To physi
cians we can offer little em-oure-ment
In the line of present opportuni
ties for building up a practice. . . .
The healthful climate gives little op
portunity to the physician." The Isle
of pines N-iws under date of May 1
has this Item: "Dr. and Mrs. A. J
Craig, of Klamath Falls. Or., were
among the arrivals on the Isle last
week and have been visitors In Ix
Indlos. Dr. Craig may take up the
practice of medicine on the Isle, locat
ing in one of the colonies that Is now
without a physician."
If the dlctor Is disappointed over the
outlook in his profession he Is not the
first one of his cult to be sorely dis
gruntled, and the evidence surely in
dicates that he Is a victim on that
score. I doubt If he would ever be
called upon to prescribe for a "nae.e
bite." except In Havana.
The Vnllcd Htatf mslls liave carried
land companies' prospectuses for ever
ten years, and will continue to 6n ma
Ten years aso I bouht a Uect of land
"unslelit unseen," and never changed tt
In conclusion, the Islsnd has two
dairies, meat wsaotis. li hotels, aire
sawmills, le factory. II ruur.-haa.
Masonic lodge, eight schools lth
American t-a.hers. nine social cluhs.
100 miles of suiomoblle rosds end more
under construction, nln eorom-rcie!
clubs and fhsmbars of I'ommerce. fur
nlture fsctory. Amerlcsn merchants,
blacksmiths, re-tsursnt. banks, two
newspapers, nearly 100 autos ord
colonists, and during the tourist "
I have !o photos of scenes o tha
Island showing American prosress end
prosperity. Ths Isle of Pines la re
"garden sput of the world "
nOH'T W ni'Nvmrt.
711 lOTeJoy a-1.
ripe orgsn students can hire the fine
new pipe orgsn In ths I'niversalitt
Church for practice, l'hone C ;.