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iTH : OREGON - SUNDAY JOURNAL,- PORTLAND. SUNDAY ' MORNING OCTOBZ?. 1CZD.
ifT) ILL" P ANGLE, Heilig theatre nianager, played as a kid
rS.ia De Wolfe Hoppera."One Hiuidred Wives' company,
f wa graduated to the orchestra pit and finally left the
glamor of kerosene .lamp footlights to become manager of .the
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By E. C
William T. Pantf and be Wolf Hop
per cot their starts within the shadow
of "brilliant" kerosene lamps' of the
theatre at the same time, so to speak,
way back In '77. The happy night was
Hopper's advent as a stage star. "BD1"
Panels made his debut as a very 'youth
ful member of the cast Hopper's star
has ceased to shine, but Pangle has ad
vanced over the footlights, through the
orchestra pit, to the front of the house
and has been' -since Its erection, mana
ger of the Heilig theatre.
When Pangle waa 7 years old he was
peddling: bills for passes to the "op'ra
house." and It was a determination thus
early rooted, despite cruelly cold weath
er and other trials, that made him the
happiest kid In seven states when he
went on with Hopper In "One Hundred
Wives," In the old home town In Ohio.
In 18SS Panels came to Portland,
where, between shows he worked on
the Morrison street bridge, then a toll
span, and in the evening; played traps
and comet In the orchestra. For three
years, still playing- meanwhile, he was
superintendent of the old Alblna electric
line, the first in the West
Twenty-five years ago he became a
fixture in Portland's theatrical affairs
and went with Calvin Heilig, now owner
of the Heilig, before he staged his first
how In the old Marquam Grand.
Between the orchestra pit and the
front of the house was a giant's stride,
but In 1900 Pangle made the step and
became manager of the Marquam Grand,
succeeding George L. Baker, now mayor.
who went to Baker City to open a show
In 25 years under the Heilig banner.
during which time he has become one of
the best known persons In western stage
affairs, Pangle has been actually off
duty, resting freely, only two months.
His friends declare he's a fiend for work
in spite of the fact that The Journal
photographer found him decidedly "at
last evening Mrs, John Farmer Voll.
returning from market, came suddenly
face to face with a danjeroufr convict
The NurserjnrUle Home Guard turned
oot' at -once and tn monster escaped.
I nvesti ration d roved him to be a rob
ber mouse escaped from prison. -Mrs.
Fanner Doll has not yet recoverea rrom
Stories of Animals.
I read an interesting dog story in a
magazine recently. An English lord and
his pet dor -were crossing the Irish sea
when the dog slipped between the rails
and fall overboard. In great agitation
the ' Englishman ordered ;the captain ta
stop the ship, but the captain refused.
, "It you won't stop the ship for a dog
you will. stop it for a man," cried the
incensed nobleman, and leaped into the
sea. The ship was promptly stopped
and both voyagers rescued.
I saw an old horse shaking- his head
sadly the other day and when I asked
him what, was wrong he asked me if I
had read any automobile statistics
"Do you realise," he stuttered excit
edly, "that there are nearly 8,000,000 mo
tors in the United States more than In
any other country. In fact? One to
every 14 persons! These silly tin beasts
are usurping our rights !" he wheeled
"Don't, take such a dark view of the
matter," I begged. "People will always
need some horses and the boys and
girls lov you still."
He seemed cheered.
Pangle was one of that army of wise
folks (he admits It) 'who welcomed . the
moving picture show with loud guffaws
and predicted its early and unmounted
demise. He apologizes now, however,
by admitting the error of his ways.
The Heine's manager saw the strenu
ous dare of the western stage "ui com
pared with which the present is a calm
and restful era. Those were the days
when footlights were fired by kerosene,
against which the electrics of today,
perforce, made slow progress.
This happy chap who passes out the
handshakes for the house doesn't admit
his age, but he does declare "he owned
the first marlmbaphone on tha Pacific
coast and be spent several summers
playing4 It In the Catallna Island band.
He has seen the theatre develop from
a few rows of chairs and a platform to
its present pomposity and he has seen
the making and the breaking of some
of the greatest figures In American
stage history, -but, perhaps because
throughout his managerial years he has
been closely directing the press agent
work of nls organisation, he yet
willingly draws one aside to aver that
the next show at Broadway and Taylor
streets will be the best in history.
"Hello. Ailuros I" said an old gentle
man, pausing to stroke a gray cat.
"Hello." purred the cat, rubbing
against his knee.
ifiw h old centleman had passed
asked the cat why he had been called
That's me In Kgyntian." yawned the
cat, not very grammatically. "The an
cients gave It to me, but it's a little too
long for every oay use.
"But what does it mean?" I asked
"Just this," said the cat, waving his
tall gently from side to side. "Just jthls !
"Tail waver, vou mean :
Tmm" reolied the cat washing his
fc carefully, "and now If you are m
Egypt ever you'll know how to address
my relatives over mere.
The most unpopular bird in the zoo Is
the peacock, and one cannot help blam
ing the other animal folks for their
prejudice against this harsh voiced, gor
geous creature. Perhaps it is because
h struts around free while they are
caged, or perhaps it is his disagreeable
manner. But whatever it is, they scold
him soundly when he nears their prem
ises. Even the hippopotamus rushes
angrily forward when he appears.
Mr. Small Wooden Doll, addressing a
meeting of the Dolltown Motor club, re
lated some of his experiences with his
car at the shore. It was impossible to
keep a good tire on his machine, he as
serted, owing to the green flies and
mosquitoes, who maliciously punctured
lire after tire. As the offenders had
wings, they always made their escape
and punishment ol any Ulna was im
For Boys and Girls
Charles Clary has been a screener for
nine years. . . . ;. . ";
Fred Nlblo and Enid Bennett ' have
formed' their own producing company.
Madame Rose Dion, a Goldwyn pho-
toplayer, studied under Sarah Bernhardt
Consume Talmadge now is heralded
i the prettiest film actress In Mew
Tork. -. '." ;
George Randolph-Chester has written
"The Son of WaUingford" for Vltagraph.
Beatrice La Plants, the tiny French
actress, is supporting Clara Kimball
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Louise Lovely is supporting William
Faversham in "The Joyous Troublemakers."
Eugenia Besserer ' Is supporting
Charles , Ray in "Forty-five Minutes
Josephine Crowell plays an important
role in Jesse D. Hampton's "Half a
Ralph Lewis will play Brabason in
"Sowing of the Wind," ah Anita Stewart
Leatrice Joy will be seen in the forth
coming production of "Someone In the
Julian El tinge has returned from a
tour of the Orient and is In Los An
geles preparing to produce a motion pic
ture of his own.
Ruth Renick Is with George Melford's
company of Lasky players on location
at Truckee, Cal.
Helen Jerome Eddy will play opposite
Sassue Hayakawa In his ..next feature,
"The First Born."
Frank Mayo's next Universal star
ring feature will be "Black Friday." the
novel by Frederick S. Isham.
Claire Adams, who is playing Ethel In
The Great Love," began her stage
career In college theatricals.
Ziegfeld Loses One
More Chorus Beauty
Madeleine Lubetty, who Is the latest
beauty to be graduated from the Zieg
feld fold into motion pictures and who
will have an Important role in "Cardi
gan" by Robert W. Chambers, which is
to be one of the early pictures of Ken
dall productions, has a number of hob'
Dies. She is equally fond of golfing,
swimming and reading. She says her
favorite authors are Stevenson, Thack
eray, Barrie and Chambers. Miss Lu
betty is French and came here from her
native Paris about It years ago.
Ring-Opposed to Old Custom
Many a bereft widow lias to dash fa the other room to choke back a smile
when, her callers begins to rave about the "super man.."
By Ring W. Lardncr
To the Editor:
They seems to be a kind of !a. un
written law that when a man dies,
why him dying makes htm one of
the best guys in
the world no mat
ter how much of a
bum he was wile
still amongst us
yet, and they's .a
old saying witch
speak no ill about
the dead," and It
don't make no dif
ferents what you
know about the
corps delicti before
he becomes such, why you are sup
pose to keep the facts to yourself
and whenever the recent decease Is
mentioned you got to" say, "He was
one grand character," and what a
crime It is that he had .to be took
when so many crooks and etc. Is
Personly I can't see no sense to
the above rules as In the 1st place
statistics shows that , when the ma
jority of men dies they do It against
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their will and try not to and. dont
deserve no-credit for same,' and the
only gents who a credit mark is
comeing to them, for passing out is
the ones that does It on purpose.
In' the 2d. place it looks to me
like the best time ' to pan a guy is
when the last sad rights has been
wished on him and he don't give a
d-m no more what you think, where
as on the other hand it don't do him
no good at this stage of the game
to say what a humdinger he was be
fore the angels signed him up,
though the kind words may furnish
a hearty laugh to the people that
use to live with him, his Mrs. lnclu
sive. Many, a bereft widow has to
dash in the other rm. to choke back
a smile when her callers begins to
rave about what a super man it
was that has walked out on her.
In the d. place what kind of a
effect does it have on you and I that
s still alive to: hear the boys drool
over the decease? Why, we say to
ourselt what-is the use of being
right liver and havelng one, and etc
If they shower words or praise and
economy! on a bird like that th,e
minute he is parked in the wood
,! For Inst. a .wile sLgo: they was m
friend of mine that croaked and X
had been friends, wltb both himself
and wife and knew the both of them
pretty well and how they felt towards
the .other and etc and when he was
rone I kept away from the house so
as to not half to tell her things about
him that she all ready knowed, and
knew they wasn't so and knew I
knowed It, and' when this bird died
they was a piece in the home town
paper that says it didn't see how
the world was going to shimmy along
without this bird and everybody that
had knew him loved him on acct of
him being kind and frank and ernest
and had such a sweet disposition and
so generous and etc. and also ad
mired him for his lntelligents and
what a whix he had been In college
Well, I don't know if his relic seen
this write up or not, but if she did
I hope her lips wasn't cracked be
cause she must of knew him a whole
lot better than t did and I knowed
him on the golf coarse.
This baby was nuts over the an
cient scotcn vice ana you may as
well talk about a square rambler or
baby that don't never wake up in
the night as to say a man Is a honest
golfer. This bird was honest and
thAm th hnardi about nni In 9.
wks. when he shot a hole in par
When he was on his game and click-
Ins off 7s and 8s and a occasional
eagle 10 spot, why you'd be sur
prised. When he would get on the
green in 6 and you ast him how
many he lied, he would think a mln
ute and then say:
"Lets see. Caddy, how many shots
nave l naa 7
Well, when a man asks their caddy
how many shots have they had, keep
your hand on your watch. And if
the caddy says, "Six," instead of five
or ' four they'll be another caddy
holding the bag next time out.
- As for him being ernest and gen
erous, well I have seen this party
hook into a few acres of alfalfa and
hold the game up sine die wile we
all of us helped hunt for the ball
and every 2 or 3 minutes he would
"I will drop another ball,' expect
ing us to say:
"Oh no lets look for this a wile
longer" but we didn't never say It
because he knowed he didn't have
no intentions of dropping another
ball and when would get home a hr.
and H late for dinner and tell our
Mrs. jhat, St wast this guy's fault as
he kept us looking for his ball "all
Pi ll, why the would probably says
WelI, you didn't half to wait' for '
him, did your The he-11 you didn't.-
The sweet flavor of the dlsooslah
lasted as long as he got his braasys" .
up in me air, out leave him top a
couple of them and It would all of 1
a sudden. turn sour and the caddy'
wouia oe a amy, low life; no good
bum with ancesters that wasn't hu
As for the meddles that this bird "
win at college they couldn't of none
of them been for mathematics as
he . hadn't never learned to count
over 9 even with us all trying to
help him, and further ana more a
man that makes a name for himself
as a student has got to have a pretty
fair memory where as this guy was
me cnampton forgetter In our club.
Yes gents, the write-up this guv
got when he croaked rive me a good
laugh but it also made me wonder
why should I go to church everv
Xmas and pay my debts and etc
because when I croak they can't
spread no more, salve about me than
they handed this baby, witch I
knowed all of it was wrong even if
I didn't know him nowheres only on
the golf coarse, where as his wife
knowed him a whole lot better,
though If you can't marry a man.
the best way to learn him is to watch
him golf. If you want the truth
about a guy, ask his wife or his
. 8o when my time comes I am go
Ing to give the boys cart Blanch, to
say whatever they want to about
me that will get through the mails
because their compliments won't
make me feel any the less deader
and they won't fool nobody especially
the bereaved family and only make
the latter smile at a time when they
are doing' their best not to.
Ring W. Lardner.
Long's Island, Oct. 29'.
InUmstloMl Newt 8rric Buff Comspoedtsi
Koacburg Theatres Reduce
Roseburg, Oct. 2. Following the
opening of a new theatre in the city,
known as the Liberty theatre, the Globe
Theatre company has announced a re
duction in admission prices at theli
show houses in this city. The Majestic
theatre will hereafter charge 10 cent
and 20 cents admission and the AnUen
will reduce the matinee prices only U
10 cents and 20 cents.
' The Dolls Ledger
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The grasshopper L W. W. have dis
banded and are marching to Fairyland
to see whether they cannot be given
some work to keep them through the
winter. But the fairies tell me that
their work has all been done by the In
dustrious bees, ants and spiders, and
the lasy grasshoppers will have to
manage as best they can.
They are begging from door to door
and singing poor songs in the hope of
But they don't de-
The engagement of Miss Anne Doll
sty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Dollsty of Dolltown Heights, to Lieu
tenant Richard Doll of the Nurseryville
aviation corps, was announced yester
day at a tea given by Miss Peggy Doll
sty. The wedding will take place some
time in October. ESTHER SHENK.
Escaped Prtsoaer. Alarms .KarseryvUle
Nurseryville folk had quite a scare
A crasy quilt, hung out to air,
Flew wildly from the line.
And round two clothes poles, standing
Its giddy self did twine.
Off ran the poles and down the road
The crasy figure tilted
Until it met a Scarecrow.
At his glance the poor thing wilted.
It flattened out upon the earth
And melted clean away.
Perhaps 'twill grow Into a garden
Patchwork quilt some day.
The Flower Zoo
The Flower Zoo is visited
By fairies, gnomes and crickets.
By little mice and elves and frogs
Who can afford the tickets.
And there in grass bar cages
Tiger lilies pace at ease.
Wild roees and wild flowers
Of all kinds, the company sees.
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Lilt! drops of frater tAaf e
ttiea to think enfr made
: for chtuers are now the &hoU
Hell's Bells Saloon waa
all done up in pretty
baby ribbons and the
boys slouched 'round
thesody fountain in
haling nice pink an
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N afire Girl Dancer
Presenting a .Fifteen-"
Minute Musical Frolic
At the Wariltser and la
Coaeert Today at lit P.M.
National Emblem ...Bag-ley
To Spring QHeg
Rustle of Spring.... Sinding
"A Halloween Nightmare"
In the Wild Ca&le Country
of the Norths
Pierre Landis placed the
mark of his brand on the
white flesh of his fair
See the picture. It's a story
of the wilderness of
primitive men and primi
It's from the story by Kath
erine Burt that ran serially
in 600 leading newspapers.
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