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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 22, 1929)
Local 1 heatres rresert Uood Amusement tor Coming Christmas Season
Collegiate Slang Is Held ,
Passing Into Eclipse Now:
Are the moTie studios about to
take away the laurels of the Am
erican colleges as birthplaces of
colorful "slang" and idioms?
"You're Just a great big
"Well. Sprock, what do you
These are some of the ex
badly spliced bit of film. The
sound Is exactly like the word.
"Sprock comes from another
bit of projection carelessness "
called "Sprocket noise." a door'
bell buzzer sound which cornea
when a piece of film runs off its
Other slang terms now ued
generally throughout America
also owe their arrival to .film
A "spotlight louse is any per
son who seeks to call undue at
tention to himself.
amples of new words being in-
age" of America by current movie
"Bloop" corns from the sound
created when a talking picture
In a projection machine hits a
A t . i
Note the shirt Hoot Is wearing. At the Hollywood today
Helen Foster and Virginia Roye look happy enough. They appear in
"The Road to Rain" at Grand.
A bit of the Jaaa to be seen in "Sweetie" at Fox Elsinore.
Wild Western Thriller Will
Be Shown Here for Entertainment
Scenea from "Headlines"
Murder in Calcutta on Dark
Leads, to. Series
On a dark sticky night in Cal
cutta, a man Is stabbed a man
from among the best class of
English Calcutta residents but
himself a sort of a "rotter." A
seance Is held with a queer old
woman as the medium, in which
it is endeavored to determine
who killed the man.
Then the troubl begins. Dark
ness and weird photographic ef
fects, and mysterious circum
stances directed by the excellent
Tolce and dramatic acting of Con
rad. Kagel make of this show be
ginning at the Fox Elsinorc today,
a tense and dramatic piece of
The Fox Elsinore has planned
"Sweetie" with Nancy Carroll as
the lead for its Christmas gift to
Its audience Wednesday. It's a
college play jazz, singing, danc
ing, comedy "gags", and a sprink
ling of plot and lore to hold it
all together. The play is said to ge
a music aud fun play and as such
it should be a good Christmas gift
to its audience. It is also to be
seen Thurday and Friday.
Ruddy Rogers Swings l"p
"Buddy" Rogers has been a
Star for some time and now he
fixes his asLiat lecatirit ai "Hlf
Way to Heaven" according to the
came of the vehicle in which he
will appear at the Fox Elsinore
beginning Saturday with Fanchon
and Marco running through to
In this shew the versatile Bud
dy will be seen swinging in a
swing from which the man before
him was dropped to sudden and
sure death by a bit of grudge
borne against him by one of a'
Hovr he man'pes himself in a dif
ficult and narticwlar situation.
Pretty Joan Arthur who will
be remeraueied in the "The
Greene Munler Case" Is the hero
ine around whom the love story
is wound. She was good, in that
picture if you will remember.
Take a look at the directing of
this picture. George Abbott did
this part of the play. Do you like
"The Long, Long Trail" with
Hoot Gibson doing his best west
ern thrillers will begin a run of
three days at the Hollywood to
day. ,Tbis picture has much ac
tion and' some excellent riding in
it as well as some appealing love
scenes with dainty Sally Eilers aa
the girl of the hour.
There, are some exceptionally
fine rodeo scenes in this play.
Much of the action takes place
about the subject of rodeos for
it is through winning a rodeo
event that the hero, played by
Hoot, expects to win his fair lady.
The rodeo pictures were taken In
Salinas, California, during a
week's program there.
Hoot Gibson is in his own en
vironment in rodeo work for it
was by winning the all-around
rhainnlnnshin at Ppnrilptnn T?nnnd-
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up that he made himself first fa-
Mif-t the Fairbanks
i Joan Crawford and Douglas
i Fairbanks, Jr., now Mr. aud Mrs.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. will be
seen in "Our Modern Maidens,"
beginning at the Hollywood Wed
nesday and running through
Thursday. Joau Crawford made
her debut as a star in this play
which is characterized as the
"'epic of the jazz age."
It is highly spectacular and
tense and from the standpoint of
something to think about after
ward, if you are inclined that way,
there will be plenty. But like
many other plays, if you don't like
has enough excitement to .carry
to be bothered with thinking, it
through two hours of keenly dra
The story briefly is that of a
girl who plays too fast and loses
a life of happiness in the playing.
Rod La Rocque plays the second
masculine lead. There is much
dancing in the play and as Joan
Crawford did a great deal of it
you may suppose it is good.
Kaleni Kiddies learn of
organization with fori
fancy and fact for children
nnder 12 years of age.
The three principals of "Trader
Horn," with several members of
the technical staff of the picture,
arrived U New York the first of
December on the S. S. Vulcania,
an Italian steamship, and left'
there for California three days la
ter. Harry Carey, who has the title
role in the fi!m transcription of
"Trader Horn," Edwina Booth
and Duncan Renaldo spent more
than seven months on location in
Africa", while a unit of thirty-five
persons, working under the su
pervision of W. S. Van Dyke, di
rector, accompanied the players
on a five thousand mile itinerary
through eastern and central Afri
ca. Setting out from Mombasa
on the east coast, the company
traveled by native conveyances,
boat and rail through Tanhanyika
Territory and the Uganda Protec
torate to the Lake Albert region!
This Is the Tirst Hollywood ex
pedition to vipit Africa for the
purpose or making a sound feat
ure photoplay. The total distance
covered will amount to more than
35.000 miles by the time the com
pany returns to California.
Thousands of natives were used
for sequences of the film, and
twenty tons of movie" equip
ment transported overthe entire
Members of the 'Trader Horn"
party who returned ' with Carey,
Renaldo and Miss Booth on the'
Vulcania included Robert A.
"Red" Golden, assistant director;
Clyde deVinna. head cameraman;
Earle A. Frank, cameraman; Al
Mesch, technician; Edward Corn
wall, and Will Riley electricians;
and Albert Arnold, general assis
tant and E. M. Albright, press
Van Dyke is remaining at Mon
basa, East Africa, to clear up fin
al details of production, and
plans to sail for the United States
on December' 25. An African- na
tive who had a featured part in
the picture will return with him.
Among the animals brought
back as pets by the "Trader
Horn" adventurers were three red
colubus monkeys, a baby leopard
and a baby lion.
OF FILM PLAY
Work of Newspaper in Crime
Detection is Told Upon
Newspapers are blamed for and
credited with almost everything
under the sun but the weather
conditions. How a newspaper
may turn detective and ferret out
murder mysteries is the interest
ing theme of "In the Headlines,"
the play which will open at
Bligh's Capitol today and run
through Monday and Tuesday.
The play was written by James
Atherton Starr, a well known
newspaperman, and Joseph Jack
son, another newspaper man pre
pared the Viiaphone adaptation of
Grant Withers takes the lead in
the play which starts a tense sit
uation and holds it throughout
the play. Mystery stories always
make an appeal either in books
or on the screen and this one,
which has a love story winding
through it, should have much good
material for entertainment.
IRISH BO 1 1
Mickey Mouse club was organ
ized at the Fox Elsinore Satur
day afternoon and from the looks
and the sound it is to be a huge
success. The admission price for
Saturday was a penny plus a toy
or a clean potato. There were
$12 in pennies to turn over to the
Salvation Army which was to re
ceive all the pennies taken in and
three truck loads of potatoes and
toys were also taken to the Army
headquarters to be delivered to
less fortunate children for Christ
mas day. Judging from the pen
nies there were about 1200 chil
dren who attended the Saturday
The club is an honor affair.
There is a code which when lived
np to would let mother and dad
I and teacher out of a tremendous
lot of difficulties. There are to
be reductions made in the admis
sion price for good report cards
from school, good deeds reported
and such like things of ralue
in child life. -
There are to be officers of the
club a Mickey Mouse and a Min
nie Mouse two color bearers,
whose duty it will be to place the
flags on the stage each Saturday;
and there will be two scribes who
will write for the Mickey Column
which "is to be in The Statesman
once each week and there are
other officers, too.
There is to be a fifteen minute
sing before the Mickey Mouse
cartoon picture starts, or If it is
! not oh then some other special
feature. And there la to be a
special orchestra a- Mickey
Saturday admission will be
Granted for half price' to those
who come with a filled out appli
cation blank which nfay be had
from certain stores in town,
known as Mickey Mouse stores.
Ask the Oregon Statesman for
the name of these stores, .
Though the talking pictures
played havoc with moving picture
"set musicians" some of them
have profited greatly by it.
Among them is Sam Messenheim
er, who for years played an or
gan during the production of sil
ent plays, and who is making his
debut as a full-fledged revue com
poser in "The Pirate Revue."
Messenheimer composed the mu
sic for the entire revne.
The musician, while playing on
sets, began composing some
years ago. One of his songs.
"Idolizin' " achieved national
popularity, and "Sing a Little
Love Song" followed.
When talking pictures came in,
Messenheimer made a detailed
study of the type of music neces
sary for these, and is now on the
regular composers' staff at the
The musician was born in Los
Angeles, and as a scnoolboy used
to play marbles, with Lawrence
Tibbett, now famous onera ' r
who recently starred in "The
Rogue Song" at the ctudios whi.j
Messenheimer is composing revue
REAL THEATRE HIT
By OLIVE M. IOAK
It seems more like St. Pat
rick's day at the Pox Elsinore
this week-end than three days
before Christmas. Before you get
away from the re you are singing
to yourself such old favorites as
''When Irish Eyes are Smiling"
and "My Wild Irish Rose" and a
few others. And there is green
and the sign of the shamrock
irhere ever you look on the stage
and ' la v the. .costnmes. - The only
-.thing lacking is the Irish -pipe.
'-Tner is n WBnananv rnnri
Irish "Pierrot aad. Pierrotte"
chorus number. It is. botbvapec-
tabular and graceful and lFraak-
- im iiecora sing terr weasingiy
irblea adds attraction to the
eborac. V " ' . .-
The feature picture lg" ."Th
ThlrtntB Chair and,, leaves
no dull Minutest Better pat stay-
Home of the 25c Talkies . r
Today - Monday and Tuesday
Continuous Show Sunday 2 to 11 P. M.
First Showing in Salem His First Talking Picture
TODAY MON. TUES
A Rip-Roaring "Western with Boot Gibson as the -Riding Tool
You've Seen Hoot Ride and Tight
Now forT the First Time yon will hear Hoot Talk - s
Abo Talking Conedj Ads and Pathe Sound News
' Date lonr Sweet for the
llofistcr New Year's Frolic
By OLIVE M. DOAK
Today "In the Head
lines" Grant Withers and
Wednesday "The Three
Stirring Story Told in Pic
ture Despite Ominous
Sound of Name
Today "The Thirteenth
Chair" and Fanchon and
Marco in "Idea in Green."
Monday "The Thirteenth
Chair" and Fanchon and
Marco in "Idea in Green."
with Nancy Carroll.
Saturday '"Sweetie" with
Fanchon and Marco.
"The Road to Ru
in." Wednesday ' His Last
Thursday "River Pirate"
Friday "River Pirate"
Today "The Long, Long
Trail" with Hoot Gibson.
Wednesday "Our Modern
Maidens" Manhattan play
ers in "A Ruined Honey
moon. Thursday "Our Modern
Maidens" Manhattan play
erst "A Ruined Honey
moon.'' Friday "Kid Gloves"
with Conrad Nagel.
"The Road to Ruin" It
sounds ominous and terrible but
; the truth is It is a vital, stirring
story, clearly told, and it is said,
entertainingly told, concerning
the lives of the young folk of to
day. These poor young folk are
stirring up more discussion, more
worry, more gossip, and more
consternation and bewilderment
am'ong the older generation of
today than the Revolutionary war
caused William Pitt and Patrick
i The picture is not" grewsome
! but it Is enlightening and under
standable. It ran for six weeks
in Portland and drew interested
crowds to the very last. It stirs
up controversy and no little dis
cussion. Helen Foester plays the
leading role in this picture which
will be sown at the Grand be
ginning 'today and running
through Monday and Tuesday.
After attending the opening of
"It's a Great Life" and receiving
an enthusiastic ovation from Los
Angeles picture-goers, the Dun
can Sisters left the coast for
Chicago to fulfill a special en
gagement at the Palace theatre.
They will rturn to Hollywood
later in the season to work In a
new dialogue and Binging photoplay.
Continaons 2 to 11 Daily
Today, Mon., Tue i jZi I
jfiay Today and Monday
Fanchon & Marco's jJibfJu
MfflDEA in GREENK
fflfifcfijL Moran A Weston - Franklyn Record jfkS jfP
Dor's Nil ley - Watts Arminda yjgflvMp
Qf$$$i& "K - RIs - Eye Appeals J21J t
rfpL SUNK1ST BEAUTIES JWQ
FUN AND FAVORS
'"S raiE PEOPLE MATT ESSJOW"
Perhaps never In the history of Portland has anything created bo wide-spread comment and bitter controversy
caused by the showing of "THE ROAD TO RUIN" to a selected group of representative members of the Ministerial
Council, Police and Juvenile authorities.
Hundreds of calls have come asking about the picture, Its general theme and the reaction of those who law it
Some say that they heard from one that it is a wonderful picture for every adult to see, a stirring, gripping, unfor
getable story; while others have told them that the picture is "unclean" and not true to life, that the scenes are far
fetched and the showing of the unvarnished truths are not fit for consumption. . In defense of the purpose, the pro
dducers wish to state that the presentation of the picture to the citizens of Portland is done that each aad every
adult, parent or no, may know the true facts concerning the indulgences of modern youth. They also call to your
attention, that this picture is based on actual court records of the city of Los Angeles and made under direct su
pervision of Leo W. Marden of the juvenile court of that city.
Further, that this picture has met with the approval of many of the leading ministers, social workers and
school authorities of the entire country. In man?. Instances members of the clergy have used the theme of this pic
ture for the text of their sermons from their Sunday pulpits, and hundreds have urged their congregations to at
tend, saying that it will do more good than could a hundred preachments.
All will note from the expressions printed here, that the majority are in favor of the picture, and have en
dorsed it for adult consumption. In fairness to those that condemned the showing, it might be said that some of
their objections are well stated and have merit, but the producers believe that the showing of the naked facts con
cerning the ever increasing menace of sex delinquency among the youth of today to the parents, will make these par
ents realize the graveness of the situation and crystalize them to an immediate and concentrated action to stamp out
the cause the bootlerger, roadhouse proprietor, and most of all the Indifferent parents.
The producers wtah to state that no appeal is made to the morbidly curious, and that the glaring exposures
made in "THE ROAD TO RUIN" are brought to you with a sincerity of purpose.
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Taken in a raid on aa uptown apartment,- Sally Canfleld and Don
Haghes were caagfat by the photographer Jast before they realised
that behind hint stood the police.
Several high school and college boys and girls were taken to
headquarters and revealed that- these parties were a common pUas
nre ameng their crowd.
SEE THE ABOVE CASE FULLY PORTRAYED IN i
4:30 P. M.
9:30 P. M.
i . , . - I . Ok
Not of Interest to
Chfldren Under 16
Most be Accorapan
- ied by Adalt.
. Sunday Monday -Tuesday.: ;