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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 23, 1929)
,ocal Theatres Present Good Amusement for Coming Christmas Season
Collegiate Slang Is Held
Passing Into Eclipse Now
Are the movie studios about to
take away the laurels of the Am
erican colleges as birthplaces of
colorful "slang" and idioms?
"You're Just a great bit
"Well, Sprock, what do yon
These are some of the ex
amples of new words being .in
serted into the "overtone langu
age" of America by current movie
"Bloop" corns from the sound
created when a talking picture
In a projection machine hits a
badly spliced bit of film. Tim
sound li exactly like the word.
"Sprock" comes from anothpr
bit of projection carelessness
called "Sprocket noise," a dour
bell buxzer sound which comes
when a piece of film runs off its
Other slang terms now used
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.
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Koto the shirt Hoot Is wearing. At the Hollywood today
Helm Koater ud Roye look httppy enoagh. Tby appear In
"The Road to Ruin" at Grand.
A bit of the Jazz to be seen la "Sweetie" at Fox Ekiaore.
Soeaea from HeadUaea at
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Murder in Calcutta on Dark
Night 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 endearored 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
Toice and dramatic acting of Con
tad Nagel make of this show be-
Vnntag at the Fox Elsinore today,
ttnse and dramatic piece of
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H I liA RICH'S CHRISTMAS'
The Fox Elsinore has planned
Sweetie with Nancy Carroll as
Jie lead for its Christmas gift to
ts audience Wednesday. It's a
oiler play jan, singing, danc-
tpg cemedy "gags", and a sprink-
li. g of plot and lore to hold ft
alt together. The play is said to ge
a lausic and fun play and as such
It should be a good Christmas gift
to its audience. It is also ta be
aea Thurday and Friday.
Baddy Rogers Swings Fp
Baoay" nepers Has been a
star for some time and new he
fixes his astral location as "Half
JVay to HeaTea" according to the
name of the vehicle la which he
wilt appear at the Fox Elsinore
beginning Saturday with Fanchon
and Marco running throngs to
In this show the tot sat lie Bad
dy, will be seen swinging In a
swing from which the man aeforb
hint was dropped to sadden and
sure death by a bit of grudge
berae against hire by one of a
How he manages himself la a dif
ficult aad particular situation.
Pretty Joan Arthur who will
be remembered in the "The
Greene Uurder Case" Is the hero
ine around whom -the ! story
Is wound. She was good la that
picture If yon will remember.
Take a look at the directing of
this picture. George Abbott did
this part of the play. Do you like
Wild Western Thriller Will
Be Shown Here for Entertainment
-The Long. Long Trail" with
Hoot Gibson doing his best west
ern thrillers will begin a ran of
three days at the Hollywood to
day. This picture has much ac
tion and some excellent riding in
it as well as some appealing lore
scenes with dainty Sally Ellers as
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-"
Tlronment in rodeo work for it
was by winning the all-around
championship at Pendleton Round
up that he made himself first fa
mous. Sleet the Fairbanks
Joan Crawford and Douglas
Fairbanks, Jr., now Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. will be
seen in "Our Modern Maidens,"
beginning at the Hollywood Wed
nesday and running through
Thursday. Joan Crawford made
her debut as a star in this play
which is characterized as the
'"epic of the jaiz 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.
iniAII finfiAnm tes
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M. DOAK --
like St. Pat
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Balem Kiddles Irani of new
organization with fait
fancy aad fact for children
smder la years of age.
Mickey Mouse crab 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
SIS in pennies to turn erer 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 12tv chil
dren who attended the Saturday
The three principals of "Trader
Horn," with several members of
the technical staff of the picture,
arrived H New York the first of
December on the S. S. Vulcanla,
an Italian steamship, and left
there for California three days la
ter. Harry Carey, who has the title
role in the film 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, accomnanled the tilsvern
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
Terri'torv and tho Veanrta Prntao.
torate to the Lake Albert region.
This is the first Hollvwood ex
pedition io visit 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 tho film, and
twenty tons of 'movie" eauin-
ment transported over the entire
Members of the "Trader Horn"
party who returned with Carev.
Renaldo and Miss Booth on the
Vulcanla included Robert A.
"Red" Golden, assistant director:
Clyde deVinna, head cameraman;
Kane 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 Dvke la remaining at Man.
baza. East Africa, to clear up fin
al 'details or 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 tne animals brought
back as sets br the "Trader
Horn" adventurers were three red
coiuous moniceys, a baby leopard
and a baby lion.
The club Is an honor affair.
There la & code which when lived
up to would let mother and dad
Land teacher out of a tremendous
lot of difficulties. There are to
be reductions made la the admis
sion price for good report cards
from school, good deeds reported
and such like things of value
in child life.
There are to be officers of the
club a Mickey Mouse and m Min
nie Mouse two eolor bearers,
whose duty it will be to place the
flags on the stage each Saturday;
and there win 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 on then some other special
feature. And there is to be a
special orchestra a Mickey
Saturday admission will be
granted for halt price to those
who come with a filled out appli
cation blank which may be- aad
from certain stores in town,
knowa as Mickey Mouse stores.
Ask the Oregon, Statesman, for
the name of these stores..
: Home of the 25c Talkies
Today v - - and Tuesday
first Yaikiag: Picture
to -yourseir such t. ? 4
' When Irish Eyes
d "My Wild Irish R.
few others. And there U
at the sign of the. shauck
where ever you look on the stag
. and' In the costumes. The only
thing lacking to the Irish pine.
There Is an unusually food
- Irish "Pierrot and Pierrette"
chorns nnmber. .It . is both spee-
. taenlar and -graceful ..and Frank
l!n. - Record sing very pleasingly
which tdda i; attraction - to the
chorus, ;-: ' " ,;' tw -
The feature picture ':' Is Th
Thirteenth Chair- and leaves
. no dull minutes. Better pat star
comb on your hair. - - - f -
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A RIp-Roarlng Western with Hoot Gibson as the Riding. Fool
You're Seen Hoot Eldo and: right
Now for the First Time you will Hear Hoot Talk
v Abo Talking; Corned Acta and Pathe Sound News
f FILM Piny
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 Vitaphone 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.
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."
Me3senheimer composed the mu
sic for (he entire revne.
The musician, while playing on
sets, began composing some
years ago. One of his songs.
Idolixin' " achieved national
popularity, and "Sing a Little
Love Song" followed.
When talking pictures came in,
Messenhelmer 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 schoolboy used
to play marbles., with Lawrence
Tlbbett, now famous opera Mar
who recently starred la The
Rogue Song" at the studios where
Messenhelmer is composing revue
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I TODAY TUES. I
Date Tow Sweet for the
Moaater New Tear's FroUe
By OLIVE M. DOAK
Today "In the Head
lines" Grant Withers and
Wednesday 'The Three
Today -The Thirteenth
Chair" and Fanchon and
Marco in "Idea in Green."
Monday "The Thirteenth
Chair" Ind Fanchon and
Marcovin "Idea In Green."
with Nancy Carroll.
Today "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-
Thursday 'Our Modern
Maidens" Manhatten play-
ers," "A Ruined Honey-
Friday "Kid Gloves"
with Conrad Nagel.
ROAD TD RUN
Stirring Story Told in Pic
ture Despite Ominous
Sound of Name
"The Road to Ruin" ft
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
among the older generation of
today than the Revolutionary war
caused William Pitt and Patrick
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 st,own 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 singing photoplay
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Perhaps never In the history of Portland has anything created so wide-spread comment and bitter controversr
caused by the showing of "THE ROAD TO RTJIX" 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 saw iL
Borne say that they heard from one that It is a wonderful picture tor every adult to see, a stirring, grlpolnr unfor
getable story; while others have told them that the picture Is "unclean" and not true to life, that the scenes are fsr
fetehed and the showing of the unvarnished truths are not fit for consumption. In defense)f the purpose ths I nro
dducers wish to state that the presentation of the picture to the citizen, of PrtHhd llifS-dS
adult, parent or no may know the true facta concerning the Indulgences of modem youth. They also TeaU to
attention, that this picture 1. based on actual court records of the city of Los AufeleTand mad! Saderiirect su
pervision of Leo W. Marden of the Juvenile court of that city. - oireci ,u
Further, that this picture has met with the approval of many ef the leading ministers sooist
school authorities of the entire country. In many instances members ef the ymLiL
ture for the text of their sermons from their Sunday pulpits, and hundreds ha urged
tend, saying: that It will do more good than could a hundred preacliments. congregations to at-
All will note from the expressions printed here, that the majority are fa favar of thm. .tt,,M v.
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their objections are weU stated and have merit, but the producer, believe tkmt thh!JirlltSu Ln
earning the ever Increasing menace of sex delinquency among the youth of today to the naraata. m.w
onto realize the graveness of the situation and crvstaiim. thm t . Ji-T-?"n.wU!.mk P"-
the cause the bootlegger, roadhouse nronrietor and n .1 ZXl ? ""clww ctlon to stamp out
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The producers wish to state that ao appeal Is made to the morbidly eurtAn. ,v , ,
. in -THB ROAD TO RUIN- are bnSt to yoa Cith a sincerity of pu' xpo.ure.
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Children Under 16
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