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The OREGON STATESMAN. Saleta, Oregon, Sunday Mornlntr. July 26,1931
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OPBIEB IT CUB
Edward Robinson is Really
A Highbrow but Gang
Rc'.e Well Played
Amonc the most recent arriv
als into the rarlfled air of star
Horn ts Edward G. Robinson. He
has been an actor of the legit
imate stage for rears and a very
successful one, and bis part
thera were intellectual ones. In
real llfo he la a "highbrow" ac
cording to some- characterization
and certainly he is is far from
the true gangster which he has
rrm-wA a faithfully on the
screen, as he possibly eoald be in
his every day ure.
. He Is small, lively." genial and
decidedly foreign-looking. Be
eides that, he la a very line art-
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Robinson is a Roumanian by
vuiv mnA i Tiller man whose
chief hobby haa been the acqui
sition of . many language b
jftuch etrange lore. .1.
if, t ihnrouzh master of sev
en languages and has a speaking.
writing aad reading acquaintance
WIU1 Hrerai uiuic. i
He has eolleeted many strange
volumes . in many langaagea - on
subjects such as demonology, re
ligions, magic, Voodoo, sex wor
ship, alchemy and so on. In fact,
it waa to read these obscure vol
umes that he originally became
. master of ito mtnT languages.
It Is rather too bad perhaps
that Robinson has Decome so
very much the typical s gangster
in the mi ilds of the public. But
be that as it may he has accom
plished a classical result in the
picture "Little Caesar which
will be the feature at the Grand
If all other gang pictures are
missed that might be well but
'Little. Caesar" is worth, the time
of any person. Other members in
- the cast are Douglas Fairbanks.
Jr., Sidney Blaekmer, Glenda
Farrell, of stage fame; Ralph
Ince, William Collier Jr.. Thom
as Jackson, Maurice Black,
George Stone and half a dozen
equally popular players. , 1
;- COS TO GRID
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' One of the very tiniest leading
ladles tn talking motion pictures
Is featured in "Scarlet Pages,"
the First National and Yitaphone
drama of mother loTe and sweet
lean lore at, the Grand theatre
i She la Marian Nixon, who has
been pronounced by many lead
ing directors and cameramen as
being the ideal atzejfor the
screen. . ! '.-
Marian' tips the scale at an
even ft ponnda. She has weighed
lexactly the same for the paat year
or so. She is less than five feet
tail. . I
Misa Nlxoa has the ! role of a
daughter in "Scarlet Pages" who
becomes - entangled in a family
mlxup that threatens to ruin her
entire- future. Elsie Ferguson
portrays the role of the aether,
while the all star cast includes
Grant Withers, John ' Halllday.
Neely Edwards, DaWiU Jennings
and many others. !
"Scariet Pages? Is adapted
' from the Samuel Shipmaa and
John B. Hymer atage hit and di
rected for the screen by Bay En
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AT HURORA POPULAR
AURORA, July 25 Persona
motoring over the Pudding rlrer
bridge on the Pacific highway at
Aurora would think there was an
old fashioned baptising in prog
ress by the number gathered on
the banks and in the stream, bat
upon Investigation ' they would
leara . It waa the Black Dragon
life MTlnr corn of the American
Red Cross of Salem, giving In
structions tree to the 70 who
hare enrolled to take the course.
1 ?The banks are lined each even
ing wltn ears and .spectators.
Many have .entered Xrern Wood
burn. Monitor, . Uibbsra, .Canby
and the surrounding country.
Twenty fire or so little tots are
reeerriac special attention tn
: shallow water. Up stream les
sons fa advanced iwVtmtat; and
Junior and senior life earing
classes are in progress.
-Fire efficient Instructors are
ent from Salem each evening
this week and Sunday tryouta for
life savin rank will be made.
The tree swimming place att
ested near the business district
U loaned by Misa Julian to the
community so long aa the place
is not abused. Our yetug men
-hare Vuflt new airing boards,
platforms and other equipment
; for the convenience of the public
GETS NEW CAR
. TURNER, July 15 T. C. Gnn
; oing. rural mall carrier a routa
1. returned from his two weeks
. vtcUn, . and Immediately pur
; chased a new model automobile
for bis mall service. Mr. Gunning
' is the eldest carrier out of Tur
J&er aa Is one of the two oldest
; carrtera in point of servies tn the
state; .ho began work la October,
r 189T when the rural delivery was
la th experiment stag
- PESRTBALE, July SS
, Georgw Knrti la threshing in this
community. He move his ma
chine to the O. E. Carts farm
Wednesday. The days of, the
c threshing machine run are num
. bercd- a? so many . farmers have
Here are the girls talking: it over in a scene from "Kick In
which is the feature at the Hollywood, today. The glrb
are Wynne Gibson and Clara Bow, ; '
Back Jones and Loretta Sayers in a scene from The Fight
ins: Sheriff which will be the feature at the Grand thea
tre Friday and Saturday. 1
' By HARRISON CARROLL
Copyright,! 1931, Premier Syndi-
f i: cate. Inc.
i HOLLYWOOD The "big game
In Hollywood f today is guessing
which way, the' cinema wind will
blow. A good many producers
think the modified Western la
due for a rua of popularity. RKO
Pathe. tor, Instance, will keep Bill
Boyd" for out-of-door pictures in
the futuro. I
His next after "Suicide Fleet"
will bo "Timber Beast." a story
of the lumber camps. Marlon
Jackson, veteran scenarist, la the
author, and eho is callaboratlng
with Don Ryan on the adaptation.
. In the i meanwhile. Bill and
Mrs. Boyd (Dorothy Sebastian)
are away ; on their boat some
where. The case of these two is
a strange; one. They practically
hare dropped out of Hollywood
social life, amending most of their
time on the water, and apparent
ly not mis slag ; the parties a bit.
The Portugese government has
awarded Adolpa Zukor the Grand
Cross of the order of Santiago
for hi serrlce in presenting the
first Portuguese talkie . ,.. and
speaking of embems, whoso Sig
ma Chi fraternity pin Is the new
ly separate Dorothy Lee wear
ing? Somo'say it belongs to a
well-known football star . . .
Robert 'Sherwood la writing the
titles for the film Douglas Fair
banks took a his Oriental trip. .
Maybe you don't know them yet,
but red-headed Roberta Gale and
Eric Linden. jot the "Are These
Our Children?" cast, are, seeing
things through the same eyes
these days. ;
The Honolulu Idyl of Carole
Lombard and William Powell Is
nearlng lta end. They will be
back her August 1 for Carole to
start work opposite Dick Arlen
la "No Oae Han." After that,
the studio plans to put her with
Buddy Regera la "Mary Makes a
Call." Both heroines are lively
ladles. : It looks as If Stuart
Walker will direct the latter pic
ture, which la taken 'from a story
by Homer Miles. ;
j - Since Bill doesn't start at War
ners until September, he can stay
home and cook'tlre meals. What
a thought, j : -
The new French -camera which
takes Z.eOw views a second should
be valuable In determining -who
is the champion nod-man of Hol
lywood, j j .
DID TOTJ XXOItf
That Will Rogers' parents wanted
him to become a minister?
July .25. A
!. witnessed yes-
short-reel ? film X
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terdsy at the Multicolor Labora
tories may work Important
changes in the synchronised car
toon field, i -
! It was photographed in color,
and crowded perfection in this re
spect. A young man named Ted Asb
baugh originated the Idea ' and
has been working on it for near
ly a year ! in conjunction with
Cliff Welngart and Carl Stall
In gs, who formerly was associa
ted with Walt Disney. Between
them they i bare painstakingly Is
olated shades of color that . will
photograph as hey appear to the
eye. A hint of the magnitude of
the task is revealed In the young
producers j confident assertion
they have at least a year's jump
on anyone attempting to follow
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"Goofy Goat.' as the short Is
called, is the first full length col
or cartoon erer made. UatrersaL
It will bo recalled, put a short in
sert Into Paul Waiteman's "King
of Jaw." f J .'!':
The effect of color In a car
toon is to giro perspective. And
slneo drawings bare sharper out
lines than natural objects, color
definition Is. much more pronoun
ced. ' - s - r 'm ; i
Several. Hollywood producers
have shown a lively Interest In
the achievement of Ashbaugh
and - his associates, and there
seem little reason to doubt they
soon will bo putting their names
to a contract.
Doug Fairbanks looks I very
swank walking around the lot In
one of those gift costumes from
a Maharajah a tailored coat and
pants bobbed just above the
knee. . , , James Cagney, hero of
gangster pictures, deesnt smoke
. . . . Producer Louis B. Mayer
will use the yacht. Invader, dur
ing Joseph . Scheock's absence La
Europe . . . Originally called A
Little Flat in a Temple.", Ann
Harding's new film was renamed
'DevotIon." and now, at the
star's sugestlon. will be titled
"Alias Mrs. Halifax." . . . Readers
wishing to write sua may address
letters caro of the Los Angeles
Evening Herald. This will save
the post-office trouble, and will
avoid the delayed deliveries of
TO JtKTURN SOUTH'
' ZEN A. July -1 5 Dr. and Mrs.
A. P. Mc Kin lay of Berkeley. CaL,
who hire - been vseationing at
"McKtnlay orchards' at Zeaa
plan to leave for California Sat
urday, where they Intend to spend
the month of August . at Berke
ley. Dr. McKlnley Is writing a
book oa the liquor question. He
will finish the book and do some
research work while at Berkeley.
Dr. MeKlnley is a aoa of Rever
end G. A. McKlnlsy. retired
Presbyterian minister who died
several years ago- and who was
formerly pastor . of the , Zena
church, i . '
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Robert Montgomery and Dorothy Jordan talk it over while
the rest of the nary looks on in the feature "Shipmates
t now at Warner Bros. FJslnore.
SHIPMATES' IS AT
Spectacular Navy Scenes In
: Picture add Much: to
Robert Montgomery makes his
bow as a star as the sailor-hero
la 'Shipmates." a new Metro-
Ooldwya Mayer production which
opens today at Warner Bros. El
alnore. . Th picture has a : tremendous
sweep In the nary backgrounds,
showing the plunging lines of
battleships on the firing ranges,
thundering salvos, .repelling a
tactical enemy la a mighty spec
tacle, terrifying to behold as It
flashes on the screen with all the
fury of the gun blasts pounding
from the loudspeakers.
In the shipboard scenes, navy
life Is depicted la a fascinating
intimacy. Harry pollard, who di
rected the picture, la to bo com
plimented for the splendid pic
torial value of the production.
The blending of the shore ro
mance with the navy Interest' Is
Dorothy Jordan, as the admir
al a daughter, plays opposite
Montgomery and offers a spark
ling performance. It Is upon the
romance between the sailor and
the admiral's girl that the story
hinges, climaxing In tbo burning
of an ammunition 'barge la which
the hero-deserter redeem him
self mlth the retired admiral
leading him to the fire? eraft
that threatens destruction of the
Battle 'Fleet as It swings -at an
chor. Torreaco Ia Cast
Ernest Torrenco heads the sup
porting cast as Montgomery's
nemesis-guardian and H o b a r t
Bosworth la cast as the admiral,
dreading peaceful retirement, and
wishing only that his daughter
might carry oa the family tradi
tions by marrying a nary man.
Included la the cast are Cliff
Edwards. Gavin Gordon. Joan
Marsh. Edward Nugent. B. Ailym
Warren, George Irving. Hedda
Hopper and William Worthing
ton; Ocean Mail to
- Vessels ' Added
WASHINGTON. July 15 (AP)
Three new ocean mall routes
are to bo Inaugurated with an at
tendant increase la the' strength of
the American merchant 'marine.
At least tlx and possibly eleven
new vessels are to be added and
nearly -a acoro of ships recondi
tioned In American shipyards.
.The routes He between the -Atlantic'
and gulf ports and Europe
and between Seattle and Mexico.
Bids will bo -opened at the post
office department August 17. The
construction of six new vessels ts
required by the- contracts while
the building' of five more Is to be
placed upon a conditional basis.
The reconditioning work is to bo
made mandatory by the contracts.
GUESTS AT HUBBARD
HUBBARD, July 11 Mrs.
Clark Alnsworth aad small son.
Boys of Clatskanle, are visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kuhn
Troadt and her brother, Melvln
Troadt. and also at the homo of
Mr. Alnsworth's parents. Mr. ana
Mrs. Clyde Alnsworth. , .
ELS ORE THEATRE
rA mo a Kit
All-Star Cast in
Is Genuine Article
When is ma. Mail-tar cast
aa "all-star cjwfT
Aocordiag to motlom pie
tare ethics, a plctare may
bo advertised as having; an
alKstar cast hea its prin
cipal players have ranking
prestige oax either atage or
screen or both. Strictly
speaking, however, aa "all
star cast' means that the
principal players are star
contract players to tbo com
pany producing the picture
or other companies.
When Paramount selected
the cast for "The Lawyer's
Secret,, the eod-of-the-week
attraction at the E lain ore
theatre, it gave this picture
a all-star cast in the strict
sense by assigning Clive
Brook, Charles Rogers and
Richard Arlen to the princi
pal male roles. , Fay Wray
and Jean Arthur are the
VAN ClU FAMILY
8ILVERTON, July IS De
scendants of Thomas and Harriet
Van Cleve, pioneers of 1149, will
hold their annual reunion in the
Sllrerton park tomorrow. Mrs.
Peggy Davis of Sllrerton Is sec
! Mrs. Sarah A. Morgan, only
living daughter of the pioneer
couple, of Vader, Wn., and two
dauAhtor-ln-laws. Mrs. Ellen Van
Clare and Mrs. Matilda Van
Cleve, both of Salem, will be
among the many present. Mrs.
Morgan's first husband, a Mr.
Woosley, was aa early-day mem
ber of the I. O. O. F. order here.
A picnic .dinner will be served
HUBBARD, July 25 Mr. and
Mrs. 0. H. Miller and Mrs. Al
bert Spagle -returned Monday
from a week's visit at the homo
of Mrs. Spagle's son, Lowell Spa
gle at Boardman.
Mrs. Lowell Spagle and small
sen. Lowell, Jr.. accompanied
them on the return trip and are
guests at their homes.
Lowell Spagle, Jr.. Is the only
grandson of William "Bill' Wolt
er of Hubbard, one of the few
survivors of the early pioneers
who settled at the Aurora colony.
" -with' ; '
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AVsm Charley. Chase tn "The Pip from Fittsbwrg,- Colored.
: Metro Review and News. .
Charles Rogers, Fay Wray, Clive Brook. Jean Arthur, all
la i merry mlxup in the feature at Warner BrosJSlsi
' nore Friday. '
IE PRODIGAL' TO
BE AT HOLLYWOOD
" Colored singers. Including the
famous Ethiopian Etude Chorus,
and ' well-known vaudeville and
night club entertainers, had their
"break" In pictures In Lawrence
Tlbbett's new Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
starring rehlcle, "The
Prodigal." which will come Wed
nesday to the Hollywood theatre.
They appeared with him In twb
numbers, "Chldllns" and "A
Child Is Bfrn," in a reproduction
of a negro barbecue in the south.
The new talkie, which Harry Pol
lard directed, is a vivid romantic
drama of "the aouth of today. Es
ther Ralston plays the heroine op
posite Tibbett, and a notable cast
Includes Roland Young and Cliff
Edwards. Tibbett sings several
southern numbers. '
It is no myth that the sea of
matrimony in the United States
has been growing more and more
choppy as the years pass, accord
ing to Dorothy Mackaill. who haa
the starring role in First Nation
al's Vltaphono production, "Party
Husband," coming to Warner
Bros. Elslnoro theatre Wednesday.
"The year 1530 was the storm
iest year in the history or the
United States with more marital
barks foundering than ever before
and ltll la apparently out to
set a new record of divorces." says
the star of "Party Husband-"Ae-cordlng
to statistics which I have
been reading, divorce has increas
ed in ratio to woman's power to
earn her own living. More power
"I discovered than in 1887 out
of every 100 marriages, five and a
half ended In divorce. This fig
ure increased slowly through the
decades .with seven 'getting di
vorces in 18IT, eight and " two
tenths in 1907. ten and six-tenths
In 117 and seventeen in 1980.
The biggest leap forward occurred
Immediately after the war when
the figure pumped from eleven
and six-tenths In 1918. to thirteen
and. four-tenths in 1920.
"The Increase of divorce has
grown since at the rate of one-half
to one per cent every year until
today the ordinary person has five
chances of staying married to one
chance of ending In ..a divorce
court. In 1S0 mere were x.
800,000 marriages and 200.000
"Party Husband' Is an In
triguing story of modern marri
age. Dorothy Mackaill is support
ed by James Rennle, Dorothy Pe
terson, Joe Donahue. Helen Ware,
Paul PorcasL Mary Doran, Bar
bara Weeks and Don. Cook. Clar
ence Badger directed.
- ON VACATION
TURNER. July 25 Rev., and
Mrs. E. J. Gllstrsp and daugh
ters Ruth. Margaret and Femai,
left early Friday morning tor No
tarts expecting to remain at the
beach till Monday evening or
. Home of 25c Talkies
A HOME-OWNED THEATRE 1
MONDAY TUESDAY ,
Clara Bow will
sweep you off
your feet a
thrilling , drama
of a woman's
fig-ht for the man
f mm the nlar hr
AT ELS HE SOON
jr- 1 Willard Mack
(2 QcnmzourJ. Qidure'
By OLIVE L DOAK
e ess .
Today Clara . Bow la
Wednesday Lawrence Tib-
t bett In "The Prodigal".
Friday Bob Custer In
"Under Texaa Skies."--.
. THE GRAND -
Today Edward G. Robin-
son In "Little Caesar".
Wednesday Grant With- t
ers in "Scarlet Pages".-
Friday .Buck , Jones In
,Tho fighting Sheriff",
WARNER BROS. ELSINORE
. Today -Robert Montgom-
ery in "Shipmates".
Wednesday Dorothy Mae-
kaill in "Party Husbands".
Friday Clive .Brook In
"Th. T.awvra Sire
G SUMMER WITH A KICK
VX( ' SPRINGS
A mile-high chauimofuhip course that's a
golfing epic! 8,000-ioot pony trails. Motoring
to Chateau Lake Louise. Tennis. Saddle
horses. Climbing. Warm sulphur and cool
glacial pools. Exceptional cuisine music
entertainment. Stay, a month, or the season.
w. H. Dagom Cent. Agent Pastk Dew.
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I STARTS TODAY CONTINUOUS 2-11 P. M.
He was only a common gob . -T"m
And llie was an
Clara Bow Makes Host of
-Dramatic Role Unlike
per Usual Parts
, If. yoa tan remember the pic
ture "Children of Divorce,- the
forgotten . "gltl next door of
"Wings," the beautiful gangster's
moll of "Ladies of the Mob' or.
the effective scene in the detec
tive's office, in "No Limit,- the
Clara Bow who makes her dra
matie debut on the talking: screen
la "Klck .ta," at the Hollywood
theatre today will be less of a
surprise and mor of a revelation.
: The Clara Bow of -Kick In" is
really a new Clara Bow. a dra
matic emotionally fiery star, but
those who recall those brief
glimpses of tho real Bow talent
in other dramatic moments will
find It only the realization of
something: they knew the "It,"
girl possessed all alonjr. "Kick
In" is something new for Clara
Bow. entirely divorced from the
"flapper" dramas with which her
fame ts chiefly associated.
,But an excellent supporting
cast and a splendid directorial
mind contribute' added effective
ness to, "Kick In's" drama, Wynn '
Gibson.- Juliette Comptoa acd
Leslie Fenton head a brilliant ar- -ray
of supporting players. The di
rection was in the hands of Rich
ard Wallace, whose uncanny abil
ity for heightening dramatic ef
fects, observed In his recent dra
ma with Ruth Chatterton "The
Itight to Love.- has -here full dla- -play.
CATHOLICS - TO MEET
CHAMPOEO. July 25 Sunday.
July 26, will be Catholic day at -Champoeg
park. ' Rev. Frances
Leipzig of Eugene and Rev. John
Laidlaw of. Portland will b the
principal speakers. . Father M.
Walsh, teacher of American his- .
tory. Notre Dame, Indiana, is ex
pected to be present. Special
music. The . program wilt begin
at 2:3d p. m.-
els Can a' .
omfcpt.Atk for folders.
in has first starring ,
- " pictxtre
. dorothy jordan, hobart
bosworth; cliff ed wards ;