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B Yourseir Laugh Ve-'
hide at Grand
Fanny Brlce, Armstrong . and
Green; "Way ef All Men"
If yon feel like a good laugh
your feel in j will find good and
sufficient expression at the
Grand today while you watch
Kanny Brice. Robert Armstrong
and Harry Green In "Be Your
elf. ' -i, . :
A night club, a luckless prize
iflghter, and a dramatic prize
fight all blend to mate this pic
ture an excellent Tehlcle for the
j foolishness of Fairnle and Green.
Douglas Fairbanks. Jr.. and
Dorothy Re Tier with , a good sup
porting cast play the leading
characters In "Way of all Men"
showing at; the Grand Wednes
day and Thursday. The Missis
sippi in flood time, a levee that
has been built by politicians and
the strength of which la doubted,
a lore affair and then a most
spectacular situation in which
enemies are caught in a trap by
the flood waters and at the end
a most unexpected conclusion all
. make for a picture not only ex-1
citing but one that makes one
think a bit. ........
Friday and Saturd .- will see
a doable header at - the Grand.
Bessie Love will appear In
"Conspiracy, a story of the ef
forts of a girl and her brother
to smash a dope ring which has
been responsible for the death ot
-their father. In all it makes a
With iliLs rather dramatic pic
ture is Hoot Gibson in a good
old-fashioned western, "Spurs"
: By HARRISON CARROLL.
HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 7 A
talkie version of Noel Coward's
"Private Li res. will be Vorma
Shearer's nsxl vehicle t Metro
Sidney Franklin, encountered
at $ a. m., in a boolevard barker
shop, reveals that he leaves Hol
lywood today to look ever the
Broadway production fa which
the- author-actor appears with
To date, no information is
available as to Miss Shearer's
supporting cast in the Coward
luxe, tells that. In an earlier stage
or. ms career, he sent an advance
agent to ballyhoo hl outfit,
which then was on a tour.
Arriving iln a certain city, he
discovered a sign advertising the
approach of Abe Lyman and the
"second greatest band of the
on the carpet.
'"Well." he alibied. if I hadn't
aid that, they would have known
I was lying. Whlteman's Is the
best band." .
DespUe all good intentions.
Erich Von Stroheim turned in to
Universal a 4.000-seene script
for the talkie version of -"Blind
Husbands." Eventually, he was
persuaded to cut out 2.000 scenes
but the. studio demands still fur
ther revision. Von, on the other
hand, says that every scene now
retained is vital to ta nlcture.
- In the meanwhile, Jean Her-
sholt . is the first player signed
for the picture.
Production will get under way
as soon as Von and the studio ef
fect a compromise.
Reginald Owen, who now is en
gaged on Broadway and who
stole the honors from Fay Bain
ter in the Los Angeles produc
tion of "Caprice." has been draft
ea by Warner Brothers for an
important character role in "The
Edward G. Robinson, hero of
Little Caesar," will star in this
picture, which originally was in
tended for Emil Jennings. The
story presents Robinson as an
ex-dancer, who is forced by an in
Jury to become a ballet-master.
Hobart Henley directs.
Two promoters are In Holly
wood with a new racket. They
are .seeking theatres ia key ci
ties, where they plan to show fea
ture motion pictures - with .free
admission. Sugar-coated adver
tising in -the rest of the program
is expected to pay expenses and
provide the profits- . . . Arthur
V . . . . . . .
gave the aging ' "Rex,' King of
Wild Horses," says he's no fool;
. that he will. In turn, pxeseet the
animal to the Los Angeles Break
fast dab to use in initiating new
members Wallace Beery is
'Hollywood's current favorite as
master of eremontea at pre
mieres. Jle did honors last nigbt
at the opeaing of "Trader Horn"
. . . Fifi Dors ay baa tired of hotel
life and has taken a home In
Beverly Hills . It's an actual
School is Created
For One Lone Miss
-Hollywood Check op an-.
other oddlry-for Clnenaland
hoino of the mnasoal !
Now it's m oae-girl high
cheoll j - - . v
Vhen ' 17-year-old Ro
chelle' Hudson, OUaboma
won a term contract
with Radio Picture, she de
cided her education wasn't
going to suffer.
Accordingly, ber first act
at the studio was to enroll
la high school, senior class.
The Loa Angeles Board of
Education provides . tutors ;
for all minor players, bnt
this is the first eaooon ve
toed where a hia aetkool
elMs.baa been rymataed for
only owe pupIL .
Hin t Gibson behind some new
"Spurs showing .Friday, and
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: Charlie Murray and George Sidney in a hilarious moment
j in "The Cohens and the Kelleys" begnningr a three day
j showing at Warner's Elsinore.
tct that a certain Hollywood
atadio makes retakes of several
vtdoor scenes in a picture be
cause the herelae's riding habit
was adjudged tohave no sex ap
peal ... One ef Hollywood's
.most ingenious dlalognlsts was
stopped cold when a native visi
tor trom the htaerkvndS inquired
how he kept from duplicating
j HOLLTWOOD "Approximately
0- players, eeeopied solely in
making foreign version pictures,
are under contract either regular
ly er for a series of films at Hol
lywood's major studios. J
! And in th last six months 63
feature length foreign versions
Iave been made of which 29 were
n Spanish, 12 in French, 12 in
German land 1 in other lant
guages,, Including tme in Chinese
and one in Czecho-Slorakian.
j With the number of films for
European markets increasing ev
ery month there is reason to be
lie-ve that Hollywood is becoming
the world's foreign talkie centen
Nearly SO of th foreign actors
hnd actresses having contracts
were brought here from Europe
specially, while the other dozen
or so rune when they foresaw the
possibilities of talkes in their
In addition to those who are
starred and featured regularly,
there area boat ; 1.&00 other more
pr less capable players, not to
mention part-time extras, who are
regularly playing characters and
minor roles in Spanish, German
The old town is getting more
cosmopolitan every day.
In Passing L
j George Faweett has been In
temporary retirement for the last
lew months, writing his memoirs.
I.-. . Benny Rubin plays 16 charac
ters, with a different dialect for
each, in a new comedy. . . Jack
Oakie must be "going Hollywood!'
he traded his flivver In on a
12-cyliader Job. . . . Bnt he stiM
wears the sweat shirt and the
white soeks. ...
Wins Praise From
MONMOUTH. Feb. 7 The an
nual report of the tire chief.
George Cooper, was read and ac
cepted at the last council meet
ing, the year for ah is department
ending February 1.
During the year it drills were
A eld; the attendance totaling
353. Twenty-oae absentees were
checked. Five ; city calls occur
red throughout the year; three
country calls; and, three calls
from Independence. . "
Five coats were purchased alt
a cost of 95S.S5, which were
paid for oat of the volunteer fire
department r funds. The city hala
possession of uoo feet of 2
inch hose; and a recommenda
tion was made that 209 feet Of
2 hose be purchased. The fire
department decided to- purchase
this. '' i- r
A Vote of thanks was passed by
the council for the work of the
Insane Patient .
')- Takes Own Life
1 Gilbert Hurt. 27. patient at the
Oregon state hospital, committed
suicide early Saturday by hang
ing himself with a bedsheet. Hurt
formerly lived a- New berg, but
was repatriated .to the state hos
pital here from a California instl
tution.i H was received at the
hospital last December.
L CLASS ENJOYS PARTY
" SCIO, Feb. 7 Bertha, Calsvaa
entertained : her Sunday ' school
class of little-girls la --the- Ma
sonle hall Sunday afternoon.
These were about IS to enjoy the
gasaea and refreshments orovided
by the hostess assisted by Gloria
ammunition In the picture
Saturday at the Grand,;
'Ex-Flame Comes to the
iiPT.fciiwi j i i jt, t-imx i mm wxsxssaaBmBm
It's -Eas Lyma With nw
B-ndJe; Xert Siners
"East Lynae" is play like
the famous shot for it has' Jast
about been "heard around -the
world." and now- it comes to the
talking screen under the name
of "Ex-Flame. Why such a name
was chosen is perhaps best known
to the "chooser.
This picture will appear at the
Capitol today and through Tues
day. Neil HaniUou ami Marion
Nixon with a largo sup? Ing
csst carry the theme of the plot.
The scene of the play is England
and its characters ore English.
Love, scandal, reconciliation and
happiness reign in torn in this
play which has brought enter
tainment and enjoyment to so
many folk in so many places for
so many years.
Wednesday, "Sinner's Holiday"
will be seen at the Capitol. It is
a story of love -id racketeers.
A weak son is lured into a net
of crime, and : through him - is
chronicled the life ot a family,
and the life that goes on behind
the amusement dispensers in Co
ney Island which as far as t
people are concerned might be
any amusement park.
"AH Quiet" Film
"All Quiet on the Western
Front" has only recently been
"verboten" in Germany because
according to pacifists it is against
the trend .toward peace. The pic
ture it would seem Is such as to
inspire more and greater horror
However that may be the pic-
tare is so powerful and full of
dramatic appeal to the war ridden
folk of . Germany that special
trains have been rua from Ger
many into Switzerland, France,
Luxembourg, and other adjacent
countries In order that the erowds
wishing to see the picture might
Aero Code Will
.The proposed new state aero-
nuutics code will be considered at
a meeting of the senate Judiciary
committee tomorrow afternoon. A
large number of amendments will
be proposed by members of the
state aeronautics board.
HOME OF 25c TALKIES
TODAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY
Continuous Performance Today 2 to 11 P. M.
I MATIXKE EACH DAY 2 P. M.
At Last the Book is on the Talking Screen, and was
Voted the Best Picture of 1930
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by CAW. IA EMMIE.
f ;::: Aba Ccntedy and News
Richard Dix, believe It or not, as lie will appear today and
through Wednesday in "Cimarron" at Warner Bros. El
Youth will be served. The
board ef education compels mo
tion picture producers to pay a
minimum salary of 12 for the
use of babies between the ago of
1 and 20 days. Moreover, they
cannot be "worked 'for mora than
a total of 29 minutes. Warner
Brothers have Just paid $250 to
Mrs. Shirley Swarbriek, of Bev
erly Hills, ia behalf of her twin
daughters, two weeks old. They
were used la the filming of
"Mother's Cry" which will ap
pear at : the Capitol this next
weekend. , .
Regulations for fledgling act
ors are the strictest on record.
They cannot bo under the lights
fori more than 30 seconds at a
time. After this, 10 seconds
must elapse before the next shot.
In the interim, the lights must
be dimmed and silence must pre
vail. The board of education means
business, too, for its standard
contract requires that a special
nurse, a doctor and a teacher
must be on hand with a stop
watch while the youngsters are
at work.; The Warner Brothers
production department figures
that the cost of hiring; the Swap
brick twins, exclusive of studio
overhead, was in excess of
According to the mother ot
these tiny film debutantes, their
salaries will be invested in se
curities that will bring in $1,000
for each by the time they are 21.
By Harrison -Carroll.
Will be Host
BROOKS, Feb. 7 -r Regular
church services will be held Sun
day in the Brooks Methodist
church with the pastorrRer. Carl
Blackler in charge. Bible study
will be at 10 'o'clock and devo
tional services at 11 o'clock. The
sermon topic is Tears in the
Wheat." A special number will be
sun by Mrs. Cecil V. Ashbaugh
and Mrs. I Malcolm Ramp.-'
On Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock, Mrs. Back of Salem, state
organizer of W.- C. T. U. societies
will speak I in the Methodist
church in Brooks. This meeting
Is bein held for three districts.
Hazel Green,! Lablsh Center, and
Brooks. Everybody is specially
invited to attend this meeting.
EASTER CAXTATA PIAXXED
; . SILVERTON, Feb. . 7 Trinity
choir has begun practice on an
Easter cantata. Rer. H.'L. Foes
is directing the choir which is
Cimarron'. Opening at
Migbty Drama off Load Rawk'
la Oklahoma, History off
Southwest TJ. 8.
What is spoken of as '
"mighty drama" Is the picture
Cimarron' with Richard Dixia
the star rote and which starts a
three-day run at the Elsinore to
The story was written br Edna
Ferber and has to do with the
Oklahoma land rush In 183$.
The land In that territory was
opened by the government and
clilm was established by the
first one on the ground remain
ing there as a settler. All those
seeking land were lined up on
that twenty-second day of April.
1SS9 and at the crack of a pis
tol they rushed c forward! on loot,
hosseback, in covered j wagons,
buggies any way to get there.
The result of that "rush" has
been dramatically pictured in
words by Edna Ferber i as those
know who have read the book,
and it is said that the photo
graphy in the picture by the same
name has lost nothing of the
force of her words. ;
Wesley Ruggles, a youthful di
rector with several successes to
his credit, did astounding work
in directing .this picture which
depicts large scenes Involving
many' people and terrific action
on the part of animals as well
as people. -
A number of well known folk
of the screen will hardly be re
cognized in - the roles In which
the appear in "Cimarron. Among
these are William Collier, Jr.,
Irene Dunne, Etellet Taylor,
Nance O'Neil and a large sup
porting cast, many of whom are
altogether new to the screen
fans. . i
Following Cimarron! will be
the laugh provoking "The Cohens
and the Kellys in Africa" with
dear . old Charlie Murray and
George Sidney as the leaders for
the terrific laughing attacks
which sprinkle the scenes of this
show, according to report.
composed of some thirty mem
bers. Mrs. ' Mart i Tlngelstad . of
Salem,, well known soloist, will
take part In the cantata.
The cantata chosen is Haldor
Hanson's "Christ Victorious."
T J A' 1
" aw saw - v 'w a T. A J ! .
A glimpse of action in the
Western Front" now showing at the Hollywood.
Ray Stumbo Man of Ideas:
mmgs Them on Public as
' Hay J. Stmnbo, -manager out
at tjtie thriving little -big" the
atre,) the i Hollywood, says he
"sprung up" out in' the south
west! part of Missouri, and one
mentally added he has been
springing ever since, and Is still
going. Erery week or so ho has
added some new trick to the Hol
lywood or i inspired some new
MM Ant In the thriving little me
tropolis which Salem is proud , to
call fits northern aaamon, anu
which that addition is proud to
Most of his early life . Mr.
Stumbo spent ia Webb City, Mis
souri, where ha graduated from
high school in if iz jurse .ior
yourself how old he is. Follow
ing, his graduation he went into
the grocery and meat buslnc t
with: his brother, but sooaout
grew that ; and began with the
an totobUe business, first as a
mechanic and finally becasno fac
tory representative in Oklahoma
for the Haynes automobile com
pany. That was la IS If - and the
early part .of Tho latter
part! of 1S1T Mr. Stumbo went
Into the motor transport division
ot the United State army and
served It months at Camp Funs
ton, Kansas; and Vancouver Bar
racks. " April. It IS, Mr. Stumbo was
dicharged from the army and the
next day arrived in Salem to be
come a member of the advertis
ing staff of the Parker dental
system. For six years. he lectured
and was district manager in var
ious I parts of the rnhwest for
this company. He got himself
more than a job out ot this po
sition for he met Miss Barbara
Greene in Klamath Fans" where
she iras a nurse in the dental of
fice there, j and the result was
she became Mrs. Ray Stumbo.
While operating moving pic
tures showing dental instruction,
Mr. Stumbo became Interested in
motion pictures; Suiting action to
interest he bought ' himself a
chain of little theatres in Sher
idan; MIH City, Willamina, Val
setz. .That wa in 1925.
Then in 1929, July 9. Mr,
Stumbo took over the Hollywood,
At that time it was Just conval
escing from a bad fire. New
equipment was purchased, and
from, then till ; now new things
have; been added and develop
ment has been steady. The last
thiny-to be added Is a shining
new .".eon sign.
What does he do. for fun? Did
the interviewer ever have any
thing to do" with a motion pic
ture .house? No well, one has
to work at motion picture bus
iness for fun as well as business
tor there Is no leisure in that
Job. When ho had time to play,
fishing and hunting were the joy
or leisure hours.
Mr. Stumbo is vice-president
of the Hollywood Progress club
which with P. M. Gregory he In
stigated several years back. He
Is an Elk and belongs to the
Why does ho like the show
"business? Must be the contact
with people, for said Mr. Stumbo
war film "All Quiet on the
By 0UE M. DO AE
Today ?'A11 , Quiet: on
Western Front."" '
Wednesday Robert Mont-
gomery In "Loro In the
Friday Bob Steele la
Today Fannlo Brlce In "Be
"Wednesday "Douglas Fair-
banks, Jr. in "Way of All
Friday Do ubie Bill Bessie
Lover in "Conspiracy" and
Hoot Gibson In "Spurs."
, WARNER'S ELSINORE
Today Richard Dix in "CIm-
Thursday "The Cohens and
Kellys In Africa."
WARNER'S CAPITOL ;
Today Nell Hamilton In
Wednesday Grant Withers
in "Sinners' Holiday."
"There Is a fascination In at
tempting to please people and
get before them the sort ot pro
gram that meets with their in
terest." A Jovial man Is Mr. Stumbo-,
one who never seems to be tired
and who is always working on
ATTEND JUBILEE MEET
MILL CITT. Feb. 7 A delega
tion of young people from the
Presbyterian church here attend
ed tho golden jubilee celebration
of Christian Endeavor in Leban
on Monday night. About lif En
deavorere were present at tho
gathering and Rer. Patterson of
the United Presbyterian church
of Albany garo the address of
the evening after which the Leb
anon society served refreshments.
Those going: from Mill City
wero Rev. Thomas, Doris Grimes,
president of tho local society.
WIVES ha. your Husband an
"Ex-Flame?" You may have one
A LOT !
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For 160 Years
The Funniest, Laughing Comedy
Yora Hare Ever Sera i
"NINE NIGHTS ON
A BAR-ROOM FLOOR"
SALEM'S BIGGEST SHOW VALUE
"All Quler to Show at
War at Its Wore Revealed
la Great Plctoref Light
Comedy Comes Xext
The Hollywood will present as
its feature today one of the most
powerful pictures erer to be of
fered on the screen, "All , Quiet
on this Western Front." It first
won notoriety as a story, the au
thor of which is Erich Maria
Remarque. Of this book andHhe
picture made from the adapt
ation of this book it is said,
"it Is not the story of one wsrj
but of all wars. Not i the story of
one army, but of all! armies. Not
the story of the youth ef one nation,-but
the youth of all nations."-.
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There is no describing this
picture for it is made up of com
plex emotions, acting that is line
and delicate ' even in the - most
brutal moments, and the subject
of which is so big that one must
see it to know what itfls like.
The Hol"wood i will follow
this powerfully dramatic picture
with a light, pretty, amusing love
and romance picture, i'Xove '.i
tbe Rough," with Bessie Love
and Robert i Montgomery in the
leads. The play Is full of laughs
as well as romance. -
A real western will be the Fri
day and Saturday bill l with Bob
Steele In "Headin' North." Rid
ing, fighting and romance are
the elements which make this
thrilling episode in the life of a
lad who takes the blame for the
crime of another and 1 then sets
out to prove who the real crim
inal is. ' 'l
A feature worth the attention
of both children and grown-ups
is the "Vagabond Director" aer
ies which is being thown at the
Capitol theatre. So far It has not
been a week to week presentation
but comes now and then but it Is
quite worth waiting for,
Tho scenes presented have
been photographed by Tom Ter
r's aad they are places tucked
away In far away corners of tbe
world not often frequented by
the .average traveler. ; Terris
travels alone save for his moving
picture camera. He will make
such a pilgrimage as this for in
stance: walk through the streets
of Cairo. Egypt, on a holiday and
grind away at his camera catch
ing all manner of genuine pic
tures of the people of Cairo la
celebration; then he will take in
dividually interesting characters,
the tobacco seller for ' instance,
the snake charmer; and then a
trip into the tomb of an ancient
mummy all the way his camera
grinds and i the sidelights which
he records Is so real as to maks
one feel that one has been pres
ent to witness these things.
- One of the sketches shows s
trip into the Jungles of Afries
and a "colony" of Pythons Is en
countered, j They hang from thi
trees, stir the grass,! race acrosi
the path of the elephant whick
worthy animal when the snakei
are perceived, makes a mad dask
for safety with Terris hanging oi
for life. -
The realism and detail of thir
"Vagabond Director" series la thi
rery next best thing to an actual
trip by the observer. :
Lois Lqvett, Thelma Anderson
Lucille Spry and Mrs. T. J.
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A moclernixec! version of
"East Lynne" SUrrin?
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