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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON. TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 8; 1928
By D. B. M.
Good Morning! And it
rc you haven't made up your mind
Vi - that this Is going to be your bast
-ti- -day you might as well go back
s-r.-r- to bed.
.-,,1 ; On the other hand,- there's
-- many 'a. guy who thinks he's a sec
; t;ond Alexander the Great whose
, wife knows he's just a Smart
No Gwendolyn. "The Last
Command" is not a command glv-
em to a real army, but to an army
of Hollywood extras by the make-
believe general who was actually
a real general in the Russian ar
my. Living in the past, he thinks
he's back fighting for Czar Nick
Strangely, In the cast of extras
there are men who really served
in the Russian army. Showing
- that most anything can happen in
The optimist is always down on
the! program for a speech. Bui
the committee has to call up the
pessimist ta get money to pay he
It. I. P.
Beware the sad and solemn fate
T Of Sam Ignatius Laud;
":l He called out In hid sleep
Q" His wife"3 first name was
rh- Maude r
Whether it's true or not, "Gen
tlemen Prefer Blondes" Is coming
to the Elsinore theatre.
Admirers of Evelyn Brent will
look forward to her appearance
in "The Last Command". She
. iflade a big hit in "Underworld".
The chariot race in "Ren Hur"
is one i of the greatest action
scenes ever filmed.
- Dod Gaatit sez thet th' man thet
jumps from a flivver to a limmer
seen oughter be keerful thet he
ain't got no mud on hez boots.
Russians who took part in a
mob scene in Hollywood during
the filming-, of "The Last Com
mand" complained that they re
ceived rougher treatment than
they ever saw inflicted by a real
mob in Russia. Naturally, we'd
do it better in this country!
Oh. yes. Charlie Chaplin is com
ing in "The Circus".
Some wise cracker said that
Charlie didn't have a chance with
hts circus because Rinding
Brothers have the best show, ha,
And speaking of pretty girls,
there's a mighty pretty one in
"The Circus". And Charlie does
n't marry her, either.
Be that as It may, there's a
flapper in our block who thinks
the farm problem Is how to keep
the hands and face from chap
ping. - William Powell, the villain in
"The Last Command," has been a
villain In Russia, Polynesian, Bul
garian, Lithuanian and Syrian.
And when you're a villain in any
one of those nationalities you got
ta -be a VILLAIN and we don't
- Allyn Lewis, comedian with the
Elsinore Manhattan Players, is a
dyed-in-the-wool Bostonian. He
comes from the land where they
revere the bean and the cod and
are born with a stern and rugged
fear of the police. One of the
songs they sing In Boston goes
like this: "Here's to dear old
Massachusetts, home of sacred
bean and cod; where the Lodges
speak only to Cabots and the Cab
ots speak only to God." But Lew
is denies that it Is the national an-,
hen- of tb Mwte. So t, who at
first were Inclined to believe that
he had his mouth full of mush.
wilt" understand that he came by
that accent legitimately. It's Bos-
tonese he talks.
"MARRIED MEN LIVE LONG
ER. Headline. "Mebbe." re
marked Erasmus T. Pennypacker
of Lonesome Ridge, "mebbe it
Jest seems longer."
One hundred flftv thousand
people were engaged in the mak
ing of "Ben Hur".
You will see a lot of the inner
working of Hollywood in "The
Last Command. the remarkable
Emil Jennings picture which
"arts today at the Elsinore. It's
the real thing. and very interest
Ing as a pre-rlew convinced the
F'sinore management before the
Picture wag- .hooked. Numerous
"ves" men you know the kind
furnish a huge comedy relief.
"WOMAN BRINGS SUIT FOW
SFPARATION: CLAIMS HUS
BXD THREW HER OUT."
Headline. What more separation
can the woman want?
The "successor" to Rudolph
"Olentlno 's nt of the Valentino
tvie at all, say observers. It Is
raher the rongh-and-ready male
who will be the nevt Idol of the
rnovles. The Emll Jannlngs-John
ni'bert tvne of hero. Reason as-sie-ned:
The ladies like 'em rough
THREE ROUSING CHEERS
A happy maw
Is Mrs. Lauters;
She still has six
Vhfb i"" T vIlac
governor of the territory of New
Mexico in 1878-81. and living at
Santa Fe, he wrote a large part
of the book. "Ben Hur". New
Mexico was rough In those days,
according to all reports, but Gen.
"Tpllace had onh eh4-
Ing about ancient Rome to realise
that the old town on 'the seven
hills was considerably tougher
than even our hard-boiled west,
and he put plenty Td-bloded ac
tion into his book. "Ben Hur
comes to the Oregon theatre on
Wednesday, for four days.
There was a young
Too shy to go right out and
hail 'em; . - :- .
But she wasn't so dumb,
. Nor as lazy as some-t- ;
And In on wayor "nother she'd
l!DI IT UBEBTY
V. Kittson Family j Arrives
From Zena; Other Activ
i.ibrrTY. Hrr 7. (Special)-
V. Kittson from Zena has boukht
the Robert Moire farm and has
moved his family here. Rose ana
Lillian Kittson entered school here
last Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Moire
have not decided where they will
make their future home, so the
Kittsons are living In a building
near their new purchase until Mr.
and Mrs. Moire vacate.
Mrs. C. C. Wigglesworth of Mill
City recently visited her mother,
Mrs. Sabina Murhammer.
Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hiebert of
Dallas were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Gossen this week.
Mr. Leslie Judd, who has em
ployment in a logging camp In
Washington, made a brief visit
The Liberty Dramatic club wa
organized Wednesday evening at
the community hall. Dale Dascb
was elected president, Winona
Williams vice-president, Dorothy
Judd, secretary-treasurer, Richard
Schotthoefer sergeant-at-arms, and
Franklin Hawkins yell leader. Mrs.
Ted Gorgon is the club's advisor.
A committee consisting of Mrs.
Gordon, William Berndt and Lola
Dasch was appointed to draw up
a constitution and by-laws.
Miss Jessie I. King, the inter
mediate teacher in the Liberty
school, recjved word Friday that
her grandmother, Mrs. Warren of
Oakland. Calif., had died Thursday
night. Mrs. Warren had been here
during the illness and since the
death of her daughter, Mrs. King,
a few months ago. She was on her
way home when she was taken ill.
The Red Hill's Sunday school
district held a convention in Lib
erty hall Sunday. Rev. Johnson
and Rev. Hayworth of Salem were
the speakers. Several excellent
musical numbers were rendered.
The collection banner was won by
Pringle, and the attendance ban
ner by Liberty.
Friday night at the home of Miss
Veneta Rains, the cooking club of
the school had a weiner roast, and
were the entertainers of several of
their friends. ,
The pupils of the npper grades
and the teachers of the Liberty
school wish to thank those who
save the pupils subscriptions in
the recent magazine contest. The
contest closed Friday with the
"Wildcats" winners over the
"Bearcats." The latter will enter
tain the victors soon.
Mr. Floyd Soully, who was so 111
two years ago with cancer, is again
Deaiast. Tnis is discouraging aft
er his being so well, but it is
thought to be a reaction from the
serum and that he will soon be as
well as usuaj.
M easier are again on the ram
page in this district. Many of the
primary pupils are the victims.
Mr. Converse and familv from
Salem are now living on the Harry
Shaw place. Delbert and Bertha
Converse entered the Liberty
CLUB ENJOYS MEET
BROOKS. Mar 7. rSneelnl
The Brooks Community club met
with Mrs. Malcolm Ramp on
Thursday afternoon. Mav 3.
a very enjoyable afternoon was
passea wnn fancy work and con
versation. A short business ses
sion was held with the president
Mrs. waiter Fuller, nresidin?
Mrs. Malcolm Ramp will repre
sent the Brooks Commnnltv Hnh
at the contest Frichty night, May
. at the Elsinore theater. Special
guests of the clnh w Mr,
Schaeffer of Wallowa. M
Dorcas of Portland, Mrs. Harry
nnoaes ana Mrs. Ray of Brooks.
Club members were Mrs. George
i-ampDeu, Mrs. Cecil Ashbaugh
Mrs. Mary Moslan, Mrs. Bingham
Mrs. Frank Ramp. Mrs. A. E. Har
rls. Mrs. AI Wood, Mrs. Wilbur
wneeier. Mrs. Al Nys, Mrs. Emma
ssiurgia, Miss Ellen Hackett, Mrs
Sig Harris. Mrs. Howard Rnntr
Mrs. Gene Manning. Mrs. Alice
Barnett, Mrs. WHlard Ramp, Mrs.
Charles Coffindaffer. Mrs. John
Dunlavy, Mrs. Sylvester Minninv
Mrs. Virgil Loomis. Mrs. Charles
feturgis, Mrs. John Leiaher, Mrs
jarve cutslorth, Mrs. Walter Ftfl
ler, Mrs. George Ramp, Mrs.
Archie Bailey and Mrs. Ralph
Sturgie. At the tea hour Uh
Archie Bailey and Mrs. Charles
coinnaaarrer assisted the host
ess in serving a dainty luncheon
The club will meet with Mrs
iranli Ramp on Thursday after
noon. May 17. Everyone is In
PL1 HEW DEPOTS
ANNOUNCEMENT BY BETHLE-
HKML STEEL CORPORATION
NEW YORK, May 7. (AP).
Bethlehem Steel rnrnnntlnn will
establish three large steel depots
on the Pacific coast, the company
announced today. One of these
will be located at Loa inmiu
another at San Francisco, and the
tnird either at Portland or Seattle.
The three depots will be stocked
from ; . eastern nlim fmm
Bethlehem corporation's own ship
SAN FRANCISCO. May 7
(AP). The repot today from
New York that the Bethlehem
Steel corporation planned to es
tablish three large steel depots on
Ie Pacific coast, with one In Los
Mlngeles, another in Sa& Francisco
and the third either In Portland
or Seattle, followed the risk to
the coast last week of , Eugene
Grace, president of the corpora
In Lo Angeles last week Grace
told ot the decision to establish a
base In Los Angeles. Others of
bis party auggested almllar plants
would be established at other
coast points, "posslM at Baa
Francisco and Seattle." No men
tion then wu made of a Portland
base. - j '
World Traveler and
Student Visits Here
Albion Kli Smith, who ta world
n t, .. m n iifa nd now
completing bis second round the
world lour, was la Saleai JJwfJ
and Monday, cenferlag with the
faculty members of both Willam
ette university and Kimball aohool
of Theology, temng 01 ma xiiBr
lences on the two tours,.
t nnnftrHiir with the tducatora
of both Institutions, he stressed
the fact that the knowledge of bu
rn tn lire and Its absolute needs of
fers the youth of he world a com
plete system of existence, of life,
and a daily program of right con
duct; every individual person or
Item of which wuet protest and
defend Itself. Its presence and Us
conduct against all rivals and ene
miu Tt.ia VpnfUHri rra antra v-
err human problem with justice to
. .. a i.ji
all men and nations, mciuuiug cap
ital, labor, the rarms, war, peace,
ooze, poverty, and tengion.
Four Permits Issued
J. F. Grlner was issued a bulld-
inc Dermlt for the construction of
a one story dwelling to be located
it 1680 South 12th street at an es-
Imated cost of $2500. H. W.
Stelnke was Issued a permit t o
erect a one and one half story
dwelling at 1785 South Capitol
3treet at an estimated cost of $2,-
500. Dr. L. O. Clemont was Issued
a permit to erect a twostory dwell
ing at 345 North 17th street at a
cost of $10,000. A permit to repair
a one story stone building located
at 389 Court street was issued to
A. D. Wagner at an estimated cost
Miss Florence Lake, teacher at
Parrish junior high school was
absent Monday due to the illness
of her mother, who lives at Gresh-
am. Mrs. Enza Godsey had charge
of her classes yesterday.
KIDDIES AT ENGLAND
HAVE REAL ORCHESTRA
(Continued from page 1)
VV'enz, an invalid who lives near
the school and who has taken a
great interest in the orchestra, lis-
ening each school day for its play-
ng and enjoying It along with the
t has also appeared at meetings
children. Occasionally the orches
tra has played under his window.
f the Englewood community club
is well as school programs and al
ways is greeted with enthusiasm.
On such occasions, all wear the
ed, white and blue sash and the
ed caps with the tassel of-Uncle
It is true, some of the pupils
have no music sense, and proba
bly never will have; but they are
lot removed from the group. That
the project is a success, there is
no doubt to those who have heard
it; it has been the means of early
teaching the pupils tfrat which
iome of them might never have
learned without. Further, the ap
pearance before outside groups and
other grades has helped to give
the players ease and confidence.
Miss Johnson has introduced
several other novel ideas Into her
teaching, all along the lines of pro-
ect work, which methods her ex
perience has shown her will awa
ken dormant interest where they
)ld teaching plans fail. "Seeing
ichool from the child's point of
rtew," is the fashion In which she
jums up the newer methods.
Among the other projects which
Miss Johnson's pupils have studied
or are now doing is the "Engle
wood Theater," a three-legged
frame where "movies" are made
by turning about the frame a roll
of wallpaper, o n the back of
which the children painted or drew
pictures and printed captions or
sub-titles for each picture; as for
example the story ot the little red
Then there is the "Englewood
Hat Shop" In another corner of the
room In which is displayed the lit
tle bonnets and floppy hats the
girls have fashioned from card
board and tissue paper. The teach
er furnished a pattern but the
:hildren worked out their own Tar
atlons and color schemes: guided
of course where necessary.
wnile the girls made SDrlnr bon
nets, the boys were busy planting
jeea ror tneir flower rreen house
project, many of the plants later
to be transferred out of doors to
help beautify the school grounds.
Because they will not blossom be
fore school is out. the children
will complete- the project by mak
ing paper cut flowers. .
Miss Johnson has made a decid
ed innovation with the rest ter-
iods, heretofore held between in
termissions, hut because children
are the most tired right after-play,
?he baa her children rest on com
ing in from outdoor romps.
were is what meets the eves dur
ing rest period In her room: Each
child stretched prone upon the
floor, a newspaper under each.
unds down and soft music be
hg played upon the nhonoeranh.
The children comDletelv rpin
many even actually going to sleen.
And as a rest period, Miss John
son finds the results much more
gratifying than the former meth
saw rKANCISCO, May 7.-
tAP) Charley Belanger, sturdy
farmer boy from Winnipeg, ad-
vaucea a mtie closer towards the
175 pound title when he punched
rrmnKie uamnneii or Kan tv...
Cisco into submission In the sixth
rouna oi a ten round bout at the
state armory here tonight.
Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor died at
Twin Falls. Idaho, on May fi at
the age ot 7? years. She is sur
vived by four children, Mrs. p. p.
Symonds ot Nebraska, Mrs. M
Hammonds ot Twin Falls, teajho,
W. T. Taylor and O. W. Taylor oT
Mulino, Oregon. Graveside tun-,
eral services will be held at 2 p.
m. Wednesday at the I.0. O. F.
cemetery. The remains will lie is
state until 1:30 Wednesday at
CIough-Hueton company, formerly
Webb'e Funeral Parlors.
f ' if llpp
Francis X.bushman and flwon Novarro "fienHur
The labor on the picturization
of the Lew Wallace novel and
stage play, "Ben Hur," goes back
fully ten years, for Abraham L.
Erlanger was in negotiation for
seven years with the Lew Wallace
estate in the effort to secure their
agreement to have the motion pic
ture made from the story. All
kinds of difficulties and obstacles
were presented, some connected
with the possible profanation of
the sacred subject and others with
the difficult question of rights as
amongst the Wallace heirs.
CUE'S AUDIT IS
GOOD LAH PIECE
When the Singer Stock Co.
promised that the customers would
laugh at "Charlie's Aunt" said
customers may or may not have
fully believed. But a standing-room-only
crowd of them took a
chance, nevertheless, and the
unanimous opinion warm and de
cisive was, "Singer was right."
For certainly the Immortal Char
lie's aunt which the Singer com
pany put on Sunday and Monday
at the Oregon theater was literal
ly a howling, hilarious success. It
"stood 'em up in the aisles and
bent 'em in two in the middle." as
the old troupers used to say about
sure-fire hits, and It is entirely agement, that the picture is one
safe to say that some of the folksof the real high class ones of the
are laughing about it yet.
Morris Cup Awarded
The Dr. Henry Morris cup
which is awarded each year to the
student in the commercial depart
ment at the Salem high school was
won by Melvin Mllett, senior in
the high school this year. The
award is judged on scholarship,
faithfulness in work and attitude
toward the work. The cup was
awarded Friday morning and will
be presented to Millett at assem
bly by Miss Cecile Graham who
has charge of the commercial de
partment in the local hgh school.
Assembly This Morning
Miss Lena Belle Tartar, director
of music at the senior high school,
will present a selection from "Pin
afore which the students will
present at the high school audi
torium this Friday evening. The
29 candidates who are running for
the high school offices will also
be introduced and present their
political speeches. The proposed
amendments and modification of
the student body constitution will
also be explained. The election is
scheduled for May 15.-
Anto Shop Discussion
. Presentation . of further plans
and discussion of the proposed
auto shop is slated as one of the
principal items at tonight's meet
ing of the. School hoard. E. E.
Bergman, director of the machine
shop at the high school, has just
returned from Denver where he
attended the convention of Indus
trial and trade teachers and se
cured a wide range of data on
just such a school as is proposed
here. He will present a report
'C4I2KI3T' ' IHlllIC9-'' WED. THURS
TEN YEARS IN MAKING PICTURE
After contracts were signed
department j; were six months in
preparation! for the production.
The big staff and principals actual
ly worked on "Ben-Hur" for near
ly three years, beginning in the
spring of 1923 and ending late in
It can' be- stated without exag
geration that the pictorial "Ban-
Hur" is no only the largest but
positively the mo3t costly offering
of stage, screen or outdoor arena
In show history. This statement
does not except Max Reinhardt's
SEES PRE-VIEW OF
THE LAST CDMM AND
It Isn't always that a theater
management! is able to see a pic
ture before booking it, but occa
sionally a pire-view of an impor
tant picture l ean be arranged and
then it is a good fortune which the
theater heads seize with avidity. In
the case of "The Last command,"
Paramount arranged for pre-views
of the picture in the Portland ter
ritory, and the Elsinore at Salem
was one of the theaters getting
the film to view before signing
up for it. The preview proved, in
the opinion of the Elsinore man-
"The Last Command." with the
incomparable Emil J a n n i n g s.
comes to the Elsinore today.
It is superb.
A great warrior, mighty in pow
er, beloved by his men; a traitor
and a girl befriended by him; rev
olution, poverty; that in brief is
the bare outline of Emil Jannings'
second American made produc
tion. "The Last Command" is a wor
thy successor to Jannings two
previous productions in which he
appeared before the American film
going public in "Variety" and "The
Way of All Flesh." Jannings does
an unoeuevaoiy spienaia cnarac-
terlzation of a Russian general and
is then torn from his riches and
GRAND STANDJCHAIR SEATS ON SALE CIRCUS DAY
"Th eMiracle," the Wagner .Festi
vals of Bayreuth, any of the graud
operas, and any of the very larg
est circus enterprises. The mo
tion picture "Ben-Hur" can be
truly stamped as the biggest show
in the world, and the honor of its
direction belongs to Fred Niblo.
Ramon Novarro. Betty Bronson,
May McAvoy, Carmel Myers, Fran
cis X. Bushman. Clatre McDowell.
'Kathleen Key. Frank Curries, Ni
!gel de Brulier and Mitchell Lewis
fare among the principal actors in
this celebrated 14,000,000 produc
might by the revolutionists.
A great actor is this Jannings.
and a great picture has been given
him in "The Last Command." He
makes the most of the role and
carries out the theme of the dra
matic story as no other living ac
tor could do.
Jo3ef von Sternberg. whose
Salvation Hunters" and "Under
world" were classed as motion pic
ture sensations, directed this new
Jannings vehicle, which is from
the pen of John F. Goodrich.
Paramount has given Jannings
a marvelous supporting cast, one
which .might be termed all-star.
Evelyn' Brent is the Natascha of
the story, with William Powell as
Leo the traitor. Michael Visaroff
plays Serge, Bolshevik body guard
to the general, the direct cause of
his downfall and ultimate tragic
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SCATTkC - SAN rRANCISCO -JLOS AWCtLtl
aYTY- R B fi s b i I
Performances Duu-Rain or Shim
DOORS OPEN I AND 7 RM
- FRL SAT.
Manager Geo. Caulklns of the
Elsinore Manhattan Players, the
stock company which Is becoming
genuinely popular In Salem, has
announced that the play for next
Thursday and Saturday a tthe El
sinore theater will be "The Maver
ick," a piece which was original
ly produced In New York City.
where it ran for nearly a year, and
which has been put on with great
Al Picture for the Ages!
F RAMON NOVARRO
HETTY BR ON SON
i FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN
I From th norit prri$hu4 r
!Harpr Bto. i fry Momn
HUlikcr md H. H. Caldtl.
A4pttun by JUNB MATHIS.
Scenario by CAREY WILSON.
from lh mmorttl J
FRED NIBLO. f fflr- '.W WjSjV fT
,Lft TOytll Score, of batde.hip. S .
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bestow, your pho
to graph will be
most truly treas
urede It is the one
thing none but
you can give!
Arrange now for
success In other cities In this coun
try and Canada." It's a good show,"
Mr. Caulklns said. "At least we
think It is good and we think the
people will Ilka it. And, you know.,
we can: hardly afford to give thm
plays that they won't like If
catch my meaning."
The , company's offering last
week was "The Hoodlum" and th.,
player as well as the Elsinore re
ceived many compliments from
members .of the audiences that
viewed It. j There are no weak "
spots In the company and, given
an adequate bill, the patrons are
assured of a high degree of entertainment.
$4fiOO,ooo pr a
Score of brdeihip
thousands of men
fighting a hundred
death dared very in
stant - you 11 gup
you'U cheer- yeull
thrill every second at
these marvel oat scenes
juK one of the
never - to-be forgotten
moments in the great
est dramatic' screen
production of all time.
May 13 th
H 5 a.