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The New Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon, Friday, August 17, 1928
SALEM THEATRES TO PRESENT NEW,
Wise Cracker' Has
By Roaella Bsuch
! The offering of the Manhattan
' Players at th E la in ore theater to
night, "The Wise Cracker." is an
. exceptionally breezy . r taree. We
wereln the audience last night
for the' first Salem presentation
and hare little doubt bat that the
i theater will again be filled to
practically It capacity.
In an atmosphere of canned.
: salmon, iron beds, and cheap
v rooming house ''dissensions, the
members of the company open the
comedy with a fine -play of -words
i and ready action. The only shif t
:. ing of scene occurs when the chief
. actors . are transferred - to David
? Burnham's Wall Street offices.
Barnham, the Tillain, though a
; rascal in every other way, en-
deared himself to the andlence be
cause he has the voice of Moroni
' Olsen and very nearly h'e
physique. "Flip" Edwards
; (Bruce McDonald) who bounced
j into the play like a bomb, was an
easy justification of the title role.
He sold rasors and ink erasers
; with glib ability and produced a
j laugh with reliable regularity. We
- found "Flip" an irresistible come
;dian and were glad when he re
: lieved the tension of the gun.
popping. Lou Dunn, who in the
. opinion of the - writer, was not
particularly suited to his part, in
w; terpreted it with credit, nevertbe
While "The Wise Cracker" was
dominated by the strength of its
; masculine characters, the two
; feminine leads. Marie Miller, as
I Kitty Burns, and Grace Bentley,
j as Hope Nelson, introduced a
; spontaneity and glow that would
' hare been sorely missed if found
lacking. Kitty, Burns played op.
posite "Flip" in a number of
i mirthful episodes.
It must have been gratifying to
I the management to find a num
4 ber of out-of-town people in the
audience last night. A large
: gronp of children were seen in
; the theater and, apparently, they
, enjoyed the comedy quite as much
as their elders.
"The Best People" which n-
joyed an extended run in the east
,4 and was presented last week by
I the Duffy players In Portland, is
i billed for showing at the Elsl-
nore theater next week.
i -To Be Featured
At the Oregon
Many people hare not had the
' "pleasure of ever being in a police
j court, but If they will come to the
I Oregon theatre Sunday and Mon
I day. they will see bow a police
j Judge handles the different cases
brought before him.
The Singer Musical Comedy Co.
are offering "Cops! Cops! Cops!"
f feautring Lew Marshall, in the
; principal comedy role.
' The Columbian four, in Har-
i monious Harmony, and the
bud Beauty Chorus will offer
: some new dance routines. Lola'
Lamond, Jack Miller, Connie
i.iaum. an bare good parts, and
Miss Bobbie Williams and Billy
Due will be seen to a good ad
: rant age.
Glen "Beo" Singer and Adlyn
i. Mack (Mrs. Singer) hare gone to
i Seattle on a pleasure trip. They
- will return in two weeks and will
be seen with the company at the
Oregon theatre on their return
Of Woman Found
- In Lonely Moor
CROWN POINT. Ind., Aug. 16.
(AP) The fire charred body
.- of a woman said by a coroner's
; physician to have been burned to
' death, was fouad in a desolate
; moor three miles from here today.
Police say they believe she is
- 'the woman who knew too much"
J of the West MeHenry State bank
robbery Monday at McHcory, 111.
' They theorise that she was "taken
i for a ride," by members of the
: presumably Chicago gang which
. robbed the bank of $12,000.
Germany produces 2,000- vart--
tet!es or sausages. f J
GREATER MOVIE SEASON
STARTS AUGUST 19
t I PRESENT - .
Ths IVise Cracker
A'Fonr Act ; Comedy Drama
t . Ill -
I I All- ill aw
J A "Spangles? Dazzler .
Here is one
why the Salem
public i cannot
afford to miss
the latest Fan
chon - Marco
gled," to be
ty girls, in the
ting of the
lies' of Paris,
will be, seen.
with those in
Capitol Film Play
Janet Caynor and Charles Far
rcll, fast-rising young screen stars
showing at Bllgh's Capitol thea
ter in their new Fox films offer
ing, "Street Angel,", have won Sa
lem's praises. It proved to be a
masterpiece of beauty, charming
ly acted and perfectly directed by
Frank Borzage, who also made
i hat other memorable Gayner-Far-
rell picture, "7th Heaven."
The story is laid against the
colorful background of Naples
and the beautiful, soft-toned pho
tographic treatment of the many
picturesque scenes is a conspicu
ous contribution to the art of the
Miss Gaynor, as a little waif of
the Neapolitan waterfront, and
Farrell as a vagabond artist who
meets and falls in love with her,
handle their roles with 1 superb
skiU. and their many love scenes
together held the audience en
raptured. It recounts the story of Angel
ina's desperate attempt to raise
funds for her dying mother by tak
ing to the- streetsXor which she
is arrested and sentenced to pris
on. She escapes from the police
and joins a small, travelling cir
cus in which she becomes a ballet
performer. Here she meets Glno,
the wandering painter, but their
romance is shattered by the police
who track her down and take her
away to prison. However, they are
finally reunited and made happy
Street Angel" is a picture that
Rose-,ranks with the best of all time
Miss Ethel Byron with "Tell
Tales the Elsinore attraction for
Ink stains can be remorde by
first washing the. fabric In vinegar
and afterwards in a solution of one
tablespoon of oxatle add in five
tablespoons of water.
ON THE SCREEN
Fannie Hurst's Greet Drama
Brought Vividly to the Screen
'file fy the - DTrcctor of the
"The. Patent Leather KM"
& MARCO"S ffl
m n.!tnties - III
Five Clever Acts to
Be Shown at
Five acts of Association vaude
ville of unusual excellence and the
feature photoplay presentation
"Coney Island" blend harmonious
ly into a hill of unsurpassed enter
tainment, in the enticing stage and
screen fare at the Elsinore theatre
Saturday. The program is one
about which it can be -stated with
out exaggeration that It is as per
fect in its entirety as ft is human
ly possible to make it Here is real
No household would be safe
with a Mrs. Grundy about. Mrs.
Grundy although only a historic,
literary character ts symbolic of
all those of her sex who tell tales,
and so domestic controversy of
Tell Tales, the headline act. has to
do with Mrs. Grundy.
Plenty of Laughs
Tell Tales is a farce, a hilarious
bit of comedy acted for all it is
worth by a clever company of four
players, deriving its comedy from
the fables which somebody tells.
possibly Innocently, but invariably
disastrously. Al Walton and Ethel
Byron are the featured players.
Their associates are Jane West
and Esther Pinch.
Those who like the unusual will
enjoy the offering of Trovato, who
is styled, and justly so, tne wizard
of the violin. This talented enter
tainer has the happy faculty of
injecting bits of comedy in his
offering and he has perfected to
remarkable degree the ability to
imitate with his violin almost 'ev
ery conceivable sound. Melodies of
modern and classic standards are
also included in his extensive re
pertoire. Bill Pruitt There
Bill Pruitt. a true son
west, and the possessor of a superb
voice will relate a few stories- of
wit and sing some of the songs
that have made him popular.
Monte and Mae present an offer
ing that always goes over nig.
They dance, play musical instru
ments and indulge in some snap
py patter. The skit is billed as
"Ignorance is Bliss" and is all that
could be desired in
the way of
Roy Mack and Peggie Brantley,
are- roller skaters, who have
successfully competed in making .
skatlng competitions. They excel
both as speed and fancy skaters,
For stage purposes, however, they
confine their efforts to as exhibi
tion of the latter. This Is called
I a n tun ul ut .
Dwight Johnson to
"A Whirl of Grace.
Patrons of Keati's hall, eight
miles west of Salem on the Inde
pendence highway, will have a
chance, Saturday night, to dance
again to the strains of Dwight
Johnson's orchestra, that aggre
gation of Oregonlan music makers
which captured the hearts of ths
dancing public on the occasion of
their initial appearance at Kentl's
a week ago. j.
Fresh from a triumphant tour
of the Pantages circuit, Dwight
Johnson led his musicians to a
brilliant success on the occasion
of their opening last Saturday
night. At that time it was announ
ced that these exceptional har
monizers would appear at Kentl's
every Saturday . and nightly
ilirough Jhe hop-picking season.
a disclosure which met with en
thusiastic applause from those
fortunate enough to hear them
and dance to the inviting throb of
their toe-tickling music.
Kentl's, incidentally, is aU that
he hoped it would be, says Mr.
Johnson himself. '"The floor is
fine, the place highly attractive
and the patronage high class, he
declared. I think it probably the
best of its . kind in the. Pacific
northwest. We like to play there."
And so, on Saturday night, de
votees of the art of terplschore
will have the opportunity of re
newing acquaintance with - this
band of musle makers to the mu
tual pleasure of all concerned.
La Follette Hits
At Both Parties
SUPERIOR, Wis., Aug! lC.-i-AP)
-"-Senator Rohert M. La Fol
lette in an address here today de-Ja
nouncea both the democratic and
republican parties for Ignoring in
their platform the Issue of the
power trusts and their political ac
tivities.' The investigation of elec
trical , utilities .by. the ' Federal
Trade commission'.' has as yet on
ly touched ths surface the Sear
Glorious Betsy '
By R. C. Curtis
Vitaphone finds a new field for
Us dual artistic appeal in "Glor
ious Betsy." a portrayal of the
chivalry and pomp and likewise
the romance of the Napoleonic
period in America, it was demon
strated to a: small group of in
vited guests at the Capitol thea
ter last night when a preview of
this coming picture was shown.
Dolores Costello was all that
the title role implies, and Conrad
Nagel was at his best in Che male
lead as but there's a surprise in
it, so that shouldn't be told eith
Costuming, the VW a phone music
accompaniment, and all of the
film arts both old and new are
combined to make this one more
of the pyramiding triumphs of Vit
(Continued from page one)
They said they had no doabt that
tneir flight, If successful, would
establish that the Northern air
route is the safest trans-atlantic
Hassel and Cramer lost no time
once they had acknowledged
Cochrane's enthusiastic reception
in beginning operations for the
next lap of their hazardous trip.
While curious bystanders
looked on the fliers went over
their ship with minute care, test
ing the motors and examining the
homemade runway from which
they hope to hop at dawn tomor
row. In the seven hours they had
been in the air they had been
sighted but once after they left
northern Wisconsin, but their ra
dio messages had told the world
that Hassel was holding to bis
course over Michigan and Ontario
I Plunrine alone at 110 miles &n
hour he had flown northeast over
the sparsely settled shores of
Lakes Michigan and Superior,
then over the northern hinterland
of Ontario to the first stop.
Both men were gratified at the
success of their first hop and
eager to embark on the 1.600
mile . hop to Greenland. Their
greatest concern, they indicated,
was for the last lap. between Ice
land and Sweden, which will take
them over a wide stretch of open
HOOVER LEAVES FOR
TOUR OF EAST SOON
(Continued from page 1)
innmiitAA who will Imtb tho train
BELL STOPS HIS
of the'at Los Angeles.
Upon his arrival in Washington
August 24 Hoover will map out his
campaign for the succeeding two
or three weeks and will arrange
for what is now a tentative plan
for a speech on Labor Day at a
place yet to be selected.
Assumes Pull Charge
Likewise, he will take direct
chinery! which is controlled from
national headquarters In Washing-
ton so he can keep in intimate
touch with the situation.
The nominee will return to Calf
fornia near the close of the cam-
palgn to cast his ballot In his home
precinct and, in the event of his
election, he may remain here at
least until after Christmas, al
though naturally his plans after
election day on November 6 are
Some of his advisers now are
discussing the matter of his mak
ing a wlds circle on the return
trip across the continent, with the
delivery of two or three set
speeches in addition to the score
or more he natnarally would be
called upon to make from, the rear
of his train on the necessary stops
during the 3000 mile Journey.
during the 200-mile journey.
H A WARNER 0ROS PROMOTION,?
STARTING SUNDAY j ? U l I J LcTT l
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Lack of Money to Entertain
Girl Friends Leads to
The genial companionship of
young women friends and a desire
to answer with them the lure of
the bright lights, yesterday caused
the downfall, of two 17 year old
This was the gist of the story
told by James J. Noles and Edwin
Garrett when questioned by Lyle
J. Page, deputy district attorney.
after they had been arrested on a
charge of passing and attempting
to pass forged checks.
Garrett, who lives in Midville,
Idaho, came to Salem some time
ago to visit a charming young
lady who now lives here, he said.
Noles, a resident of the eastern
part of Salem, knows several of
them, he said, all equally attrac
Expense- Runs High
Between the two of them the
youths ran up quite an 'expense
account. This despite the fact that
automobile service cost nothing,
Noles having had a key made that
would fit his father's car.
Since the money ran out soon
er than the women did, the two
social climbers decided that high
finance was quicker and easier
than manual labor as a means of
raising funds. With that, authori
ties charge, they adopted a system
of going directly to a local hank,
writing a check to the order of
cash, signing a fictitious name
and then endorsing the same name
on the back. The first time the
check was for 110. The second
time it was for 15.
Wednesday, with a check made
3at for $20, they approached the
window of the United states Na
Bank Teller Reluctant
This time they happened to
strike a teller who was reluc
tuant. A swift examination of the
bank's records disclosed that there
was no account there to the cre
dit of Edward Carson, whose name
was signed to the check and whose
endorsement appeared in its pro
It was not long after this inci
dent that embarrassing things be
gan to happen, the net result of
which was that the pair were
seated in juvenile court yesterday
afternoon telling their whole story
to the chief of police, the county
juvenile officer, the county judge
and the deputy district attorney.
A further session was scheduled
for Saturday at 10 o'clock, at
which time final determination
will be made as to just what is to
happen to the youths.
Meanwhile every indication is
that certain young ladles will have
to find new means of entertain
ment. SMITH WILL WAGE
(Continued from page one)
publisher, who was secretary
the navy in the Wilson adminis
tration left for New York this
morning, some hours before the
Georgia senator was due to ar.
Walsh Plans Visit
Still another senator, Walsh of
Montana, who prosecuted the sen
ate oil Inquiries, is due for a visit
to the executive mansion tomor
row. Like his two senatorial ol-
leagues and Mr. Daniels, he
coming to Albany at Governor
Smith's invitation and also like
- Today and Saturday
Attend the Matinees and
Avoid Even tag Crowds!
Will transport yew to the 7th
Heaven at Delight! . - .
Gloriowaly accompanied by
the Rox7.1T. Y. Theatre Or
ttiestr of 125' Musicians.
, " Presented om Movietone
Monkeys Like To Roost HighlSSSKniaSS
Says Menagerie Head
For Sells Floto
How do different animals sleep?
According to the superintendent
of the menagerie of the Sells Flo
to circus, coming to Salem on
Wednesday next, no two different
species of animal sleep alike.
When a monkey gets ready to re
tire he picks out the highest perch
he can find, but, there's a reason.
When the only home of the mon
key was a forest, he always lived
In deadly fear of the lion and the
leopard and a live monkey is a
dainty morsel for these beasts.,
Therefore even the circus monkey
cannot overcome his natural fear
of them and this accounts for his
seeking as high a perch as possible
to sleep on.
The lioness, when free from
family cares, is prone to lie on
her back, with her legs stretched
up straight in the air and paws
pendant. Her mate, when the ex
citement of the hunt is over, stret
ches himself out flatly on his side,
with paws turned in, and tosses
and twitches In his slumber a good
deal like a dog.
Gorillas and chimpanzees sleep
with their hands over their heads,
although they, too, follow the nat
ural instinct of the entire monkey
family, and seek high perches.
Bears, who have no fear of man
or beast, sleep in any position that
pleases their fancy, and the same
is true of wolves. Animals of a
cunning or cowardly nature, how
ever, are always on the alert, even
when asleep. A seal sleeps like a
human feeing. It stretches out at
iull length and enters dreamland
on its back, stomach or side.
Elephants sleep upright, like a
horse. They are keenly alert to the
slightest noise and axe quick to
them he is a pronounced dry.
During the pre-conveation period
the Montana senator was out for
the democratic presidential nom
ination but withdrew from the
.race after being bested in the Cal
In chats with his visitors, the
presidential nominee is canvassing
the political situation, preparatory
to the launching of his campaign
with the delivery of his accept
ance speech here next Wednesday
evening. That address already
has been completed and printed
copies have been placed in the1
hands of prers associations for!
distribution to newspapers of the
It is the governor's Intention to
remain in Albany nntn ft.. hi
China's unused resources are
said to be similar to those of the
unueq states 400 years ago.
W 11 ill
of ill ill
IS M I 4A V a ?'.T1V --.Zr U Vr- . J I I I
To Circle Globe
In 15 Days, Pl$p
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. It.
(AP) Lieutenant George R.
round the world flight late this
month, in an effort to complete the
journey in from 12 to IS days.
Pond said be would start to
morrow for Detroit, where a fly
ing boat, powered with two comet
motors, has been built for him. He
said his itinerary included St.
John. Nb., Asores. Madrid, Russia,
Siberia, flight across the Bering
Sea to Alaska, Edmonton, and
back to Detroit. Pond, who piloted
the airplane Southern Cross in
several attempts to break the en
durance flight record here before
the plane flew, to Australia, said
he would take relief pilot and a
radio operator on the proposed
The present world tour record
is held by John H. Mears and
Charles Coflver. who made the
trip in 23 days and 14 hours, ena
ing the trip last July.
Moose and caribou are the prin
cipal meat producers among game
animals in Canada.
Sacramento and Oakland
Los Angeles $19
Big savings now to California
points. DeLuxe type Pickwick
coaches. Departures daily at
1:30 and 10:10 a.m.; 2:10 and
Two Daily Schedules East. Low
Fares to Slt Lake City, Den
ver, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chi
cago, New York City,
An Exqu isitely
with a Pointed Heel that is truly beautiful
tapering lines which really lend grace
to the ankle.
And, though sheer, this stock
ing is built like a'service weight
-and it wears accordingly.
In aU the
BOX3 PAIRS 5.50
135 No. Liberty St.
Open Saturday until 9 P. IL
Mexican Traffic 1
Eleven Mexican traffic officers
paid .Salem a visit Thursday on
their "good will" tour of the Unit
ed States. They plan to visit the
capital of each state. The group
is under the command of Colonel
Rey Bowles. While in Salem they
visited Governor Patterson.
This troop of officers patrols
the district surrounding Mexico
City, and formed the escort which
accompanied Colonel Charles E.
Lindbergh from the aviation field
into the city when he 'visited
there last, winter.
LAST TIMES TODAY
A Drama Superb
in its Smashing
SaU, Sun., Mon.
On the Screen '
In ber best comedy
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