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TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY if, 1928
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Elsinore Theater '
"The Shepherd of the Hills,"
which today begins its tour-day
ruSt the Elsinore. Why surely I
read It everybody, you know.
did. because it was written by
Harold Bell Wright and has stood
as the world's best seller.
;What? The theme? Well,
frankly I can't Just remember
that. Jlave you eveT smelled an
exo.usite perfume, forgotten its
name, but always remember the
odor? Well, that's somewhat anal
agous as regards my position with
"The Shepherd of the Hills." I
recall that we stayed up until
three in the morning to complete
the tale we were so absorbed
but that has been so many years
Such is the gist of what hund
reds of potential patrons of "The
Shepherd of the Hills" were say
ing today. Everybody appears to
be going to the Elsinore to re
fresh their memory through an
holiest film interpretation of the
book. It may be Been January 17,
IS, 19 and 20.
A tough and they all get to be
. city editor, once shitted his cig
arette, and delivered himself of
the following. It might be men
tioned that the C. E. while on the
Job never even fractured an infin
itive. Said he, dryly: "News is the
unusual that nobody ain't heard
of." Accepting his dictum, listen
Harold Bell Wright used to be
a preacher. Before he and a type
writer got to sitting up nights. Mr.
Wright was an exponent of the
gospel and spent long hours over
the Bible and considerable time in
Ten millions of persons have in
dorsed "The Shepherd of the
Hills." Ten million persons can't
be wrong. That's why the man
agement of the Elsinore is confi
dent that the old S. K. O. sign is
coming out again. Patrons are
urged to be early.
"Ben-Hur's" one Arabian
Amid all the luxury and exotic
atmosphere of a wealthy shiek of
the first century costly perfumes
Hash of brass and golden objects,
listlesj banqueteers raising to
their lips golden wine goblets, ex
quisite tapestries glittering with
silver dishes heaped with fruits of
the East, dark-skinned, beautiful
male and female slaves filling the
goblets of the guests with rich
red wine from leathern flasks.
And watching it all. Ben-Hur,
princely in his tunic of black vel
vet held together with large gold
This is but one of the many in
teresting scenes filmed by Director
Fred Niblo for the Metro-Goldwyn j
Mayer "Ben-Hur" spectacle which
is now being shown at the Oregon
theater for an indefinite run. Ra
mon Novarro plays the part of
Beu-Hur, while May MoAvoy is
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EVENINGS SAT. MATINEE
X war tax. benefit Commnnity Chest.
Kioor. 22 rowa, $0.50; 11 rows. 95.&0.
First Balcony, renter, $6.50; tid-ea, $5;
Second Balcony, center, $; aide, 4
rowa, S?; S roero, 92.
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, ANT TNTORMATION
cast as Esther, Carmel Myers as
Iras, the exotic, passionate vam
pire and daughter of the wealthy
shiek. Other players in the east
include Francis X. Bushman,
Kathleen Key. Claire McDowell.
Mitchell Lewi3. Nigel de Brulier,
Leo White and Frank Currier.
"SHEPHERD OF THE
BILLS" HT FINE
Throbbing - Human Drama
Coming To' Elsinore The
ater Today For Showing
?Ten million people have en
dprsed "The Shepherd of the
Hills" most of them have read it
and they like the book. Now the
story has been placed on the
screen and well nearly everyone
will want to see It. This greatest
human drama of backwoods life,
of life in America's most pictur
esque locale may bee seen at the
Elsinore theater today, Wednes
day. Thursday and Friday.
Realism and warm human char
acters. emotions dramatic b e-
' cause they are colorful these are,
after all. the things that make the
best motiqn picture story materi
Proof is afforded here by the
current offering at the Elsinore
theater. First National Pictures'
film version of the Harold Bell
Wright novel, "The Shepherd of
the Hills." It is a worthy succes
sor of the best big human screen
plays of the past.
Admirable direction by Albert
Rogell, who takes top rank in his
profession by his work on "The
Shepherd of the Hills," and splen
did characterizations by a group
of at least twelve fine players, are
outstanding reasons for the suc
cess of this film. Certainly the
story material taken from the
"best-seller," in Marion Jackson's
adaption, is ideal film material.
This production brings the Oz
ark backwoods and its quaint folk
realistically and artistically to the
screen. It is filled with color, dra
ma, primitive feeling, romanae,
and the whole atmosphere that
makes its locale glamorous.
Players who stalk convincingly
across the screen in characteriza
tions of the Wright novel are Alec
H. Francis, in the title role; Molly
O'Day and John Boles In the
principal romance; Matthew Betz,
Romaine Fielding. Otis Harlan,
Joseph Bennett, Maurice Murphy,
John West wood, Marion Douglas
and other excellent artists. Splen
did photography is contributed by
PRIVGLF COMMUNITY CLUB
HAS PLNAS1XG PROGRA3I
PRIXGLE, Jan. 16. (Special)
The Pringle Community club
entertainment given by the
Priagle ladles last Friday night
drew a packed house and much
applause. The program was
complete and very entertaining.
The next program will be given
by the Pringle school January 27.
A family named Foster is mov
ing to the property vacated last
fall by the Muno family.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Jones have
moved to the Smith property.
E: G. Clark Is preparing to put
out an orchard of English, wal
nuts. Ernest Clark butchered a large
fat hog last week.
The Pringle Sunday school is
going fine under the leadership
of the new superintendent. - Mr.
Van Lydagraff. A new class has
been organized and some new
Pringle club ladies meet at Mrs.
Sealey's Tuesday night.
The Chastaiue young folks of
near Marlon attended the club en
tertainment last Friday night.
Mrs. Robins is visiting at Beav
erton with her son's family.
J. M. Coburn and family took
Sunday dinner with the William
A REALISTIC AMERICAN PL AY IN 3 ACTS
By OWEN DAVIS. PLENTY OF HUMOR.
BOX OFFICE OPEN
First 3 rows lower floor
Balance of lower floor .
Balcony and lower loses .
ALL SEATS RESERVED EXCEPT THIRD BALCONY 50c SEATS
"The Detour," Play of Real People
Civ. :vr y
Horoni Olsen as the Farmer in "The Detour," who doesn't know
anything about art or care a dan; about it. He is better thav
he was in "The Ship." and everyone knows what that means.
"Hail Owen Davis! The man
who has written so many cheap
and tawdry melodramas has writ
ten a great play The Detour.'
Great is such a misued word. It
haa come into our slang and so
has come to mean. In many cases,
very little. But here it is used in
its greatest sense. Owen Davis
has written a play which takes
him out of the class of Broadway
playmongers and places him
amongst leading American Dram
The internationally famous
Moroni Olsen players are pre
senting "The Detour" as the sec
ond play of their 1927-28 season
of repertoire here. This company
holds a unique position in the art
life of America. They are our
nearest approach to the famous
Moscow Art theater group inas
much as they present worthwhile
offerings done wholly from an en
semble standpoint by a group of
sincere artists who submerge all
personalities in a love of true dra
ma. In the hands of such a cap
able company Salem playgoers
may rest assured that they will
see a real play of real people done
by real artists.
"The Detour" is in its quite
modest way, an achievement. For
during more than a quarter of a
century, Mr. Owen Davis has
crackled and thundered on our
stage. He began, literally, with
the old type of Bowery melodra
ma. He changed his manners a
little when he moved to Broad
way. Never his method and his
spirit. Today he writes a play of
American country life in every
word and gesture of which there
is visible an earnest ambition af
ter sobriety, veracity, artistic rec
titude. It has been urged that the
materials of the action are old. It
is true. But the drama need not
give us new situations so much as
new relations, insight, angles ofi
vision, approaches to a spiritual!
exhausting of old and important.
situations. We have seen the hard
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Balance of balcony . .
land-hungry peasant before. We
have seen his unhappy and op
pressed wife before. And we have
seen that wife embody her stifled
yearnings in her daughter and
rebel for the first time in her
married life when the man wants
also to crush the expansive forces
in the daughter's life. What we
have, however, not seen before is
this the daughter has no talent
at all. She has simply followed
her mother's lead. She has more
of her father in her than of her
mother. When the crash comes
and she discovers that her paint
ing is no better than a school
girl's she knows at once, despite
her outraged surface vanity, that
the pull of fundamental instincts
has been strongest in her, that
she, despite the example of her
mother's fate, desires to marry
the rude neighbor and fulfill the
eternal destiny of her sex. What,
furthermore, we have not seen In
our native plays, is one of those
impassioned outbursts which ex
press old sorrows and long endur
ances and shift the center of life.
And such an outburst on the part
of the farmer's wife ends Mr. Da
vis's second act. Then Mr. Davis
lets his characters melt and flow
from the firm contours he has
given them. The faVmer of the
first two acts Is a strong man, a
mean man. an avaracious man. He
has not wavered in his course
IS A HEALTHIER
Because Site Took Lydia E. Pink
haua's Vegetable Compound
The fertile valleys of Oregon help '
to aupply the tables of America.!
Tnis is possible
thru the maglo
of the humble tin
In one of the
Schmidt was" em
ployed, it was
complicated work '
because sbe did .
sealic and other!
parts o( thai
work. It was!
strenuous work and she was not a'
strong girl. Often she forced her-:
self to work when she was hardly
able to sft at her machine. At times
she would :havo to stay at home for
she was so weak she could hardly j
walk. For five years she was in'
this weakened condition.
She tried various medicines. At
last, a friend of hers spoke of Lydla
E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound'
and Miss Schmidt gave it a trial. I
"Everyone says I am a healthier '
and stronger girl,", she writes. "I j
am recommending the Vegetable
Compound to all my friends who
tell me how they suffer and I am
willing to answer letters from
women asking about It." Julia
Schmidt's address is 113 Willow SU
Silverton, Oregon. For sale by all
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during twenty yean. In the- last
act (ha-suddenly becomes a sen
timentalist who. has been quietly
dreaming of his honeymoon In the
fields. His -fife is half-poetic, half
acrid. She would hare failed. But
her resignation would hare been
desperate, not rosy. What happens
continues voraciously to a satis
factory and; convincing end where
in all the people in the play reach
the attainment of their respective
desires except the mother, who re
ceives instead of the real thing
something that in her Etoical and
visionary mind appeals as a new
goal; towards which to shape her
Auto Accidents Fatal
I To 13 In Past Month
Thirteen: persons were killed by
traffic accidents in Oregon during
the month of December, according
to a report prepared by T. A. Raf
fety, chief inspector for the state
motor vehicle depatment. Approx
imately 466 persons were injured.
The report showed that there
wer a total of 3363 accidents re
ported in the month. Of these
136S were j due to carelessness on
tie part of drivers. A total of
2461 accidents were due to speed
ing; In 75 cases the drivers were
There were 165 arrests by state
traffic officers during the month,
with fines aggregating $3102. SO.
The officers recovered stolen cars
having a value of $9325;
Improvements On Santiam
In 1928 To Be Low Grade
Hope that the federal forester
would indorse for construction
during the current year roads , to
central Oregon through the North
and South Santiam passes, went
glimmeing Monday wh'i a letter
was received from Senator Mc
Nary that both projects have been
included in road plans for low
The letter was based on a state
ment from Colonel W. B. Greeley,
chief forester, that work on these
roads would be continued on the
basis of forest protection and ad
ministration. Which of the proposed roads
will be constructed first will de
pend on recommendations of the
state highway commission. Col
onel Greeley said.
The western terminus of these
roads would be'ln Marlon and
FJfty-fifty. He "Mabel
she thinks I'm a' wit."
She "Well, she's half right."
Ever Presenting the Best, Offers .
Matinees Adults 35c
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Evenings Adults 50c
Children, Any time ......10c
TODAY and. .
WHEELER TO SERVE
APPEALS MIXOR CASE. PRISON
The career of Art Wheeler took
another turn for the worse yester
day when he was sentenced by
Circuit Judge Percy R. Kelly to
serve three months in jail and pay
a fine of $100 for driving while
intoxicated. In addition to this
a parole from the bench formerly
granted by Judge Kelly was re
voked. Wheeler, who is an Indian, was
sentenced several months ago to
a year In the state penitentiary
for manslaughter in connection
with the death of J. A. Mason,
foreman of the Lee Hung hop yard
north of Salem. He was paroled
from the bench at that time, how
ever. Under the terms of the sentence!
imposed by Judge Kelly yester
day Wheeler will now be required
to serve out his year in the penl
tentiahy. after which he will serve
three months in the Marion county
Jail, s He will he released at the
expiration of the jail term only
if he pays the $100 fine.
The immediate cause of yester
day's episode grew oufof a charge
of driving while drunk. Wheeler,
along with another Indian named
Ltouis Gunyon. was convicted on
this charge in Justice court at j
Woodburn. Wheeler appealed thei
case Into circuit court. Yesterday ,
was the time set for trial before
Circuit Judge Kelly, but when the
time came Wheeler changed his
plea from not guilty to guilty.
Gunyon, who had also appealed,
had his case dismissed for lack of
evidence upon motion of Lyle
Page, deputy district attorney.
Koch Lectures Closing;
Delivers Last Tonight
Marcellus B. Koch, European,
lecturer and teacher of "self-;
mastery" delivers his last lecture!
tonight at the Grand theater. He;
has been lecturing to large crowds j
"There are millions of men and;
women who are In the wrong vo-j
cation, and millions who are
slaves to fear. With a true know-1
ledge of psychology and the right;
application, nothing is out of
reach," says Mr. Koch.
"You can make yourself what
you will. 'As a man thinketh in
his heart, so Is he.' This is true
because we must 'be' before we
can 'do,' and we can 'do' only to
the extent which we 'are' and,
what we 'are' depends upon what
we think. We must learn to
think for ourselves and become
leaders. Psychology is nothing It
Mr. Koch goes on to say "Ofj
what benefit is soul power with
its wonderful resource if we can
not put it into practice? To wish
for knowledge and power is easy.
but to acquire it we must work
along the right lines. Psychology
and its right understanding will
bring happiness, health and suc
MEDFORD WANTS BUILDIXG
MEDFORD. Ore., Jan. 16.I
(AP) A committee of local busi
ness men are considering a prop
osition of E. C. Miller of Port
land, representing interests that
financed the Medical Arts build
ing In Portland and structures in
Eugene and Salem, to erect, a ten
story niodern office and store
Last Times Today
IS IS ( KT
LOWER FLOOR: 1st 7 rows, $1.50; Next 11
rows. $2.00; Last 7 rows, $1.50.
MEZZANINE : $2.50.
BALCONY: 1st 2 rows, $1.50; Next 8 rows,
$1.00; Last 7 rows, 75c. (plus war tax.)
MAIL ORDERS NOW
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building in this city to cost tv:
099, local interests to fur.lk
175,000. Options have beeu
cured on three sites and a a .....
its decision is expected soo.i. J
TWO LOCAL MEX AM.(,
CLOSED SEASON" HUXTKIN
Two local men, Frank Hiu ...
and R. T. Davis, were arrv ; j
and brought Into Justice- "j
here yesterday for unlawffrrfiK
session of deer meat. Hughes
also accused of hunting deer . ,
Officers declared they found
pounds of deer meat in Hugl-,
possession: He entered a plea
guilty to the charge of possess!.'
but denied that he had hunted c;
of season. Davis pleaded not gf