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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (June 23, 1929)
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The Week's Events
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Famous Orchestra Enlivens
Story on Elsinore Thea
tre Sound Screen
'.Judging from the big crowds ev
ident at the Elsinore theatre
Saturday to witness "Syncopation1
which started Its local engage
ment. It is safe .to say that local
theatregoers have found in this
unusual talking and sinking t pro
duction, entertainment seldom of
fered in other productions.
-Syncopation" features that nationally-famous
tion of entertainers, Warlng's
Pennsylvaniacs, who are known
the country over for their splendid
phonograph recordings. They play
a delightful repertoire of sons
hits, among them beins "I'll Al
ways Be In Love With You." "Jer
icho." "How About Me." "Mary."
and others. Their original musical
arrangements, coupled with their
excellent showmanship, make them
one of the outstanding attractions
Jn the country.
Morton Downey, the golden
voiced tenor, takes a very good
part In "Syncopation," and his me
lodious voice is indeed an asset
to the picture.
L. Carlos Meier, versatile or
ganist, is offering a coneotion of
popular musical hits, which are
going over big with Elsinore audi
ences. Little David Smith. Jr.. the 4
year old boy tenor, who has enter
tained thousands of radio enthus
iasts by virtue of his excellent
singing voice. Is one of the stage
surprise attractions. Smith. Jr.,
has tnng over KCW and KXL. ra
dio stations in Portland, and has
won a large following.
Fanchon and Marco's greater
"Varieties' is on the stage today
only, and an unusually fine pres
entation is promised by this act.
The act Includes such well-known
va-udevillians as Mabel Hollis,
blues singer, Wallia and Barnes,
two eccentric chaps who can shuf
fle their feet; Mary Sweeney, the
"Wonder Girl." and Cliff Clark,
master of ceremonies and come
dian. 'TilEIOLT' TO
The Elsinore theatre announces
the booking of George Bancroft's
latest all-talking picture of gang
life. "Thunderbolt." which will
open its local engagement Thurs
day. George B. Guthrie, owner and
manager of the Elsinore, was elat
ed over the fact that he was able
to bring to Salem theatre-goers
this big roadshow talkie,' which is
now breaking records of the Port
land Publix theatre.
"Thunderbolt" is the name by
which the inimitable Bancroft dis
guises himself, and bis perform
ance in this picture is said to be
even better than his memorable
characterization in ."Underworld."
"Thunderbolt" was directed by
Josef Von Sternberg, maker of
-Underworld," which accounts for
its gripping reproduction of con
temporary life. Its events are the
episodes which the newspapers
blazon forth every day; its scene3
are the events which take place
behind the cutrain of life.
"Thunderbolt," has been rated
as one of the greatest of under
world myster productions ever
filmed. Harlem, that strange black
metropolis in the heart of New-
York plays a very important part
in this picture, as many of t h e
thrilling and exciting scenes are
Fay Wray and Richard Arlen,
the latter recently seen here in
The Man I Love," offer Bancroft
some admirable support in this
Montgomery Ward to Grow
to 1500 Stores Says
A series et national advertise
ments pointing public attention to
the growth of the Montgomery
Wtcfi & Co. retail business has
been announced recently by offi
cers of the company. The retail
world views this as a far-reaching
step. Indicative, of a national pro
gram of expansion started two
years ago by the company which
stated that within five years 1.
5 09 stores would be opened. To
date 400 retail locations have been
opened to the public
F. X. MeAlllster. manager of
the Jocal store, said that the na
tional advertising program was
part ef a movement to acquaint
the public with the scope of the
business activities carried on by
Loral Advertising- Imperative ;
"With our expansion Into new;
retail fields, we recognise the en-
t!.e -country as a market for our
merchandise. The appeal la gen
era!, rparhlne nrhan as well as
rural residents in .tact. It ex
tends to all classes of our entire
"Our national advertising, says
Mr.- McAllister, "will In no way
change the local advertising pro
gram, but will assure more than
evei the use of the local newspa
per! profitable advertising me
dia. Our advertising In the Oregon
Statesman will feature the same
items described In the national ser
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Fred Waring'a Penarslvaniiw,
tloa, now showing at toe Elsinore.
Miss Marcclla is the star in a
Vitapbone production being giv
en this Week at the Capitol the.
"We realize, as do all up-to-date
merchants, that there is no substi
tute for timely messages concern
ing our merchandise if the local
daily papers. From 57 years of
experience we are firmly convin
ced that advertising pays when
the merchandise and prices are
EXCEPT FEW MR
The temperature for June lias
been characterized by its steady
coolness. The average maximum
for the first 20 days was 68.9 and
tho average minimum 49.7. On
nine days out of the first 20, the
temperature was 70 or over; the
highest maximum was reached on
June 12 with a registration of 81
and a minimum of 60. The lowest
recorded minimum was on June
18. with a register of 36.
On 12 days there was a trace
or more of precipitation. The total
fall for the, 20-day period was
1.09 inches, with .79 of it coming
on June 15. Weather records at
the airport cover only the time
that the observations have been
made there, and it was impossible
to make comparison with former
years. The daily Teport for June
June Max. Min. Rain
1 62 44 .02
2 67 43 .14
3 70 43 T
4 66 53 .00
5 73 42 .00
9 73 47 .01
7 71 52 .00
S 61 52 .00
9 64 51 .00
10 67-50 T
11 75 52 .00
12 81 60 .00
13 ft7S 60 .03
14 ....r71 56 T
15 64 56 .79
16 60 51 .01
17 59 49 .05
18 68 36 .01
19 69 52 .00
i 20 79 43 .00
Read the Classified Ads.
AFTER a number of months of effort, an ideal
which I have treasured for years has been at
least partially realized.
That ideal was to build a home in which the ar
chitecture should fit perfectly into a hillside property
and thus to make an exceptionally artistic home
From the standpoint of both interior and ex
terior design I believe this new home offers some
thing unusually practical and yet artistic in home
This is not a mediocre, ordinary type of home;
it i attractive, unique, natural landscaping provid
ing a setting for the home different.
Tfi public is invited all day Sunday and in the
1 evenirrgv tli view the home. The public showing will
contf nne'tHroughout the entire week. Hostesses will
beln tiBe home ready to point out every nicety of its
construction and to answer all questions.
I cordially invite the people of Salem and Ma
rion county to attend this opening and to see every
detail of the new house.
- It has been my purpose to call the public's at
tention to the possibilities of hillside construction
and every visitor will be cordially welcomed.
DELMAR II BOND.
Salem, Oregon, June 22, 1929.
who pat the sink la 8ynep
Ray Strumbe, New Manager,
to Introduce "Talkies"
Into Show House
Opening of the Hollywood the
atre on Thursday, June 27, of this
week has been announced by Ray
Strumbe, experienced theatre op
erator who recently closed a deal
whereby be obtains the lease on
Strumbe has provided tor the
nationally popular "talkies" and
these will be featured in Strumbe'3
shows but the low price hfthertod
maintained by the Hollywood sill
Adult admissions will be 25c.
Following the serious fire last
winter, the theatre has been dark
for months but complete decora
tion of the showheuse has re
cently finished and the theatre
made ready for the opening of this
Mr. Strumbe la an experienced
theatre man and predicts a very
good run of business for his new
The latest addition to the 1929
models of Oldsmobile, a four-door
Oe Luxe Sedan., will occupy the
garage of the Ben Lomond Park
home at Its opening today.
When the Ben Lomond Park
home' was first planned with the
idea, of thoroughly furnishing 'it
and throwing it open to the pub
lic, the builder, D. L. Bond, de
cided that sine the garage is a
most Important part of the mod
ern home, the garage, too, must
be furnished. Then the search be
gan for a car which would match
in distinction and practicality the
home and its furnishings.
Having been selected as the
most desirable, this latest model
Oldsmobile was placed in the gar
age of the Ben Lomond Park;
home through the courtesy of
"Biddy" Bishop and "Ed" Battel
son, of Capitol Motors, Inc.
Battleson, Bishop, or one of
their salesmen will be on hand
to show the car to the visitors of
Keep In Mind
Wed., Jtaie 26
to the Public
' - The T)REGON STATESMAN, Salem,
Bligh's Capitol Has Actress
of Outstanding Ability
on Its New Booking
Miss Marcelle, popular variety
comedienne and singer of south
ern syncopated songs, who is
now being sen and heard in the
Vitaphone presentation program
at Bligh'a Capitol theatre, began
her theatrical career on a dare.
and quickly became one of the
most popular songsters on the
Mis Marcelle, who uses only her
first name for stage purposes, was
bom In New York City. Several
years ago she went to Hot Springs,
Ark., where she attended some
negro revival meetings. She be
came interested in negro "spirit
uals' and also in the southern ac
cent. She had been studying music
for some time, and she began do
ing imitations of the "spirituals"
singers. She returne to New York
and one evening, while attending
a theatrical party, she was dared
to entertain with her impersona
tions. A member of the Keith
booking office was so impressed
by her interpretations that he
asked her to try out for an act.
Miss Marcelle presented "Ala
bamy Bound' and "Forgiye Me,"
and her renditions were so success
ful that she soon became a hit on
the variety stage. She has acolor
ed maid who teaches her dialect
for her songs and unconsciously
suggests many of the gag lines the
actress uses. Miss Marcelle, in the
Vitaphone presentation, sings the
old chorus, "Shine," sung by the
vaudeville team, Williams and
Walker, 25 years ago. She also
does a , specialty number of her
own, "If I Never See You Again,"
anl the "spiritual." "My Troubles
Are Over," in southern dialect.
WITH Hi JULY 10
Fanchon and Marco's "Oppor
tunity Idea" featuring Miss Salem,
Dorothy Beyerl, comes to the El
sinore July 10, according to an an
nouncement made by the theatre
Miss Beyerl has been jrolnr over
big all along the Fanchon and
Marco circuit, and has been win
ning considerable favorable com
Elaborate plans are being pre
pared by George B. Guthrie, own
er and manager of the Elsinore,
whereby Miss Beyerl will be given
a hospitable welcome.
Read the Classified Ads.
"Salem's Greatest Entertainment?
It's Bancroft's Latest All-Talking Prod art Ion
Truly Greater Than 'Underworld"
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picture "Thunderbolt," at the Elsinore beginning Thursday.
BflflQUET HELD FOB
A banquet honoring the per
sons successful in the recent na
turalization tests was held Satur
day night at the Salem T. M. C.
A. Many of the new citizens were
members of the citizenship class
conducted at the Y. M. C. A. dur
in the past winter. The banquet
was at 6:30 in the dining room.
Justice Coshow and Mayor Lives-
ley were honor guests.
Those who were successful in
passing the tests were Otto Hill
man, John Carrick, John Bucu
rench, Francis Joseph. Margaret
M. Fessenden, Arnold Bothlin,
Johannes M. Jorgensen, Michael
C. Storrusti, Jacob Bursack,
Frank Polschneider, Martin Hues
er, Carl Jensen, Sarah Robert,
Esther Burke, E. A. Solle. and
The Better Entertainment"
AND AT SKGULAB
Vitaphone Singing Triumph
SALEM HAS EVER HAD
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Following the dinner a brief
program was held. Mayor Lives-
ley made a brief bnt appropriate
address of welcome to the new
cuizens. This was followed by a
short talk by Judge Coshow, in
which certain fundamentals of
government were explained in the
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Walter Lamkin. representing
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The-program was closed with tho
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The . tables were - beautifully
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The decoration was furnished
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