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Ths OREGON STATESMAN. Saten, Oregon, Sunday Blorning. February 19, 1933
BE SEETI T0WI0RR0W
State Fair Knife Thrower
Has Role in Capitol
Senor Steve Xavler Clemento, a
wild-eyed Taqul Indian, who por
trays one of the most colorful
rolea in RKO-Radlo Pictures
"The Most Danreroas Game", at
the Capitol theatre Monday. Is
perhaps the the man In all Holly- j
wood who hasn't any conspicuous
The good senor is a profession
al Hollywood knife thrower. He
also throws axes, hatchets, tom-
myhawks and dirty looks.
8enor Clemento's skill as a
knife-thrower Is graphically
shown in a scene wherein, in the!
role of a Tartar henchman, he
hurls a 12-inch knife past thej
head of Joel McCrea, making it
stick deftly in the wall beside Mc
lie was in Salem last fall in a
knife throwing act, a part of the
rodeo night program of the Ore-
go, state fair.
Senor Clemento was born In
Toniche, Sonora, Mexico, 48 years
ago. Both of his parents were Ya
qui Indians. At the age of 14, he
rode away from hearth and home
to punch cows in the American
southwest. Just as the 20th cen
tury was coming up over the hor
izon, he Joined Buffalo Bill's
troupers. He later Joined a revolu
tion, aiding Gen. Madero in his
efforts to unseat President Diss.
For this. Gen. Madero made Steve
the livestock commissioner of
"I was a great dignitary," Sen
or Clemento remnlsces. "I wore a
topnat and carried a cane."
About that time, there appear
ed on the scene, one Pancho Vil
la, who was Public Enemv Num
ber One, both in the United States
and Mexico, until Al Capone came
It was Senor Villa who seduced
Senor Clemento from the paths of
righteousness. He offered the
livestock commissioner of Mex
ico City and suburbs the Job of
first lieutenant in the disappear
ing rebel army.
"Senor Clemento's first act of
office was to capture Gen. Obre
gon. who later became president
Since 1916, Clemento has been
la the movies. He finds it dull,
but not unworthy of his time.
After all, he says, someone must
inrow the knives, and it might as
well be an expert.
If the director wants the knife
to come very close. Steve tries to
be polite, like a dentist.
"This may hurt a little." is
what he says.
James Cagney, Alary Brian itnd Rath Donnelly in the comedy feature, "Hard to Handle
now showing at Warner Bros. Elsinore.
COMEDY DEALS III
Cagney Leads Merriment at
Elsinore Today in Film
"Hard to Handle"
Business Picks Up ert rd
Did you ever hear of the 18-day
Did you ever see a marathon
Do you know why a football
team is more important to a col
lege than text books?
Do yon know why wealthy so
ciety women endorse reducing
The answer to these, and a doz
en other police "rickets" of mod
ern life are told in hilarious fash
ion in James Cagney's rollicking
comedy "Hard To Handle," which
comes to the Elsinore today.
In a comedy Bald to be one of
the funniest ever brought to the
screen, Cagney returns to pictures
as a high powered press agent,
who promotes any number of
wild Bcnemes. including the ex
ploitation of reducing creams,
grapefruit diets, fresh-water col
leges, dance marathons and what
Buoyantly optimistic as be
comes a press agent, Jimmy con
fidently tells his sweetheart, Mary
Brian, that they will ride to fame
and fortune because of her beau
The story of "Hard To Han
dle" is a whimsical take-off on
publicity promoters, with hilar
iously funny situations and snap-!
py dialogue and a most unique
romance. It was written by Hous
ton Branch and adapted to the
screen by "Wilson Mizner and Rob-
: t .
trmrri i .i ii mill
men lis, go
"Hot Peppe,, has McLag-len-Lowe
team 'With V
Lupe Yelez Dancer "
Keeping f our . notion - picture
stari and as many featured play
ers happy and inspired during the
production of a picture is no easy
Job. The man who accomplishes
1L automatically becomes a can
didate for a hlxh place la the dip-
lomatle serrlce. Nevertheless Joan
0. Blystone who directed the Pox
eemedy .mot. Pepper- it u
Grand todays Kperieeee W dif.
Oealtlurita Xdaand ot.Vk
tor McLegtea Lope- yelet'ani' ei
Brendei, the Xeatufed players in
this picture. , ,
VUo Pppt brings Lowe and
UeLeglea1 to . the Mreen in . their
roles of ntg and Quirt, bet not
la, the anlTorms of the marines.
Though the characters of riapg
aad Quirt as originally created by
Laurence E tailings and Maxwell
Anderson are true to tradition,
they are high-hatted owners of
rival Broadway night dobs and
their chief bone of contention is
"Pepper, a sensational dancer,
the role portrayed by Miss Telex.
Bat Hags and Quirt stm chaie
other women and constantly fight
Edmund Lowe, Lupe Velez, and Victor MeLaglen nd this time
they are all laughing, a rare mood for at least two points
of this amusing triangle, "Hot Pepper, now showLof at
K HI TODAY
"You Said a Mouthful" is
Hollywood Feature With
"Our Gang" Farina
Joel McCrea and Fay Wray in "The Most Dangerous Game
which will be the feature picture at the Capitol theatre
licensee issued here latnlv In-lnrt
the following: Howard W.
Perry, 21, student, and Luciie
Arnold, 18, student, both of Mon
mouth; Raymond Boone, 25, la
borer, Toledo, and Verla Massie,
SO. of Auburn, Wash.; Earl La
cey Jacobsen, 24, groceryman,
and Katherlne Goldsmith, 27,
both of Corvallls; Verl H.
3chrunk, legal, constable, Mon
mouth, and Bessie Louise Weeks,
One of the funniest comedies to
reach Salem in some time is the
latest one of Laurel and Hardy,
Their Plrat Mistake". These two
clowns adopt a baby and then the
treuble begins and so do the
iaaghs according to those who
have seen it. It is being shown
with James Cagney's "Hard- to
is. Marriage Frances Willard Day
Day Observed at
TURNER, Feb. 17 Turner W.
C. T. U. met Wednesday afternoon
wltn Mrs. G. W. Farris. The an
nual Frances E. Willard program
and "Silver Tea" were given, with
Mrs. Gayette Barnett presenting
the program, consisting of group
singing; devotions led by Mrs. Su
san Girardin; violin solo, Lillian
Peterson, accompanied on the pi
ano by Katherlne Hawk; declama
tion, Ira Harrison; reading, Mrs.
G. F. Booth.
Other numbers were given by
Mrs. E. J. Harrison, Mrs. Barnett.
Mrs. E. Gunning and Mrs. O. Bear.
One child was presented for the
White Ribbon Recruit service.
Three groups of school children
gave patriotic songs under the di
rection of their music teacher.
Mrs. Agnes Booth.
Valentine emblems were used
in the decorative scheme and the
hostess was assisted at the tea
hour by Mrs. E, J. Harrison, Mrs.
E. C. Bear, Mrs. G. F. Booth, Mrs.
1 fsVo. - - . .
Recognize the mouth? Yes, you're right, it's Joe E. Brown
nunseii as he will appear in a scene from MYou Said a
Mouthful" now showing at the Hollywood.
By OLIVE M. DOAR
Second Cougar is
Killed Since Polk
DALLAS, Feb. IS A party
composed of Allan Dunn, Charles
Nelson and Hugh Walker ran a
cougar to earth in the Gooseneck
district Thursday. The dogs, be
longing to Dunn, ran him for
nearly an hour after finally
Jumping him before he was fin
ally treed. After the cougar took
to a tree he was killed by Hugh
Walker. The cougar measured
seven feet from tip to tip and
was of the real wild variety.
This Is the second time since
the bounty was restored on con-
gars that the Dunn dogs hare
been successful In a hunt.
Along came Farina I
Farina of "Our Gang" fame,
the pickaninny of the happy
smile, the ragged skirt and the
Came with a wide ana miscnie-
. A . - A ff &l W
vous grin to tne irsi niuow
Studios in North Hollywood,
much to the joy of Director
Lloyd Bacon and the star, Joe B.
Brown, during the production or
Tou Said a Mouthful," which
will be shown at the Hollywood
theatre starting today.
The studio had been at its wit s
end to find a colored youth to
take the part of Sam, mascot and
protege of Joe in the film. The
role Is one of the most Important
in the film, next in fact to that
of the star and his leading lady.
One hundred and fifty-three
colored youths had applied for
the Job, and forty-one tests were
taken in the vain hope of get
ting someone who could fill the
bill. Gloom had settled over the
studio set when Mrs. Allen Hot-
kins, mother ofFarina, called up
the casting director.
Maxwell Arnow, explained that
a boy, not a girl, was wanted
But Farina is a boy," insisted
his mother. "He only played the
part of a girl."
Farina appeared at the casting
office. In pants, and a wide grin.
Director Bacon and Joe Brown
were called in to Inspect the
youth. Then it was discovered he
still had long hair.
"He can't have girl's hair in
this picture," said Joe.
A happy grin spread all over
Farina's face, for he has never
played anything bnt a girl's part,
and while he has been a hero
among his playmates for being a
motion picture star, he never was
quite reconciled to the pigtails.
Mrs. Hopkins objected. She did
not want to have her little boy's
nice long hair spoiled. But when
she learned how Important the
role was, her face lighted np.
"Bring on That Barber! I"
"Bring along that barber," she
said. "Farina, we're goln' to make
a sure enough boy out of you."
Farina was the happiest youth
on the lot. It was his birth into a
"man" actor. Besides his exper
ience in the "Our Gang" come
dies, he had Just returned from a
tour, of the country on the vaude
ville stage. "Ton Said a Mouth
ful" Is not only Farina's first
venture in a male role, but his
first in a feature picture.
Two Plays Given
For Benefit Group
About Clear Lake
CLEAR LAKE. Feb. II The
Literary society met Friday night
February 17, at the Clear Lake
school, when the Turner people'
put on a play. The Clear Lake
group pat on a play also, diame
ters being Lea Glrod, Lather Cha-
pln. Leona Orey and Neva Smith.
Reading. Keith Jones; tap dance.
Laona Orey; music, Harold Rob
ertson and Martha Robertson, and
musie by the Bos track family.
The Missionary society met
with Mrs. David Schlag Thursday
The Ladies' Improvement clab
met at the club room Wednesday
for an all day meeting. The club
has a quilt now from Vancouver,
Washington, to quilt, and also has
quilted several from Portland ana
j -j A I
Among Local Fans I
HAYESVTLLE, Feb. 18. A
great deal of interest is being
shown over a quilt Mrs. Rovilla
McAfee and Mrs. J. L. Morrison
are quilting. The top which is the
"Rose of Sharon" pattern, belongs
to Mrs. Gerald Baker, primary
teacher here, and was made by
her grandmother in 1855, whieh
makes it 71 years old.
It Is done in the old fashioned
calico colors, red. pink, yellow
and green with stitches scarcely
Subject of Meeting
RICKREALL, Feb. II, A dis
cussion of replanting problems
will be held at the grange aatl
here Tuesday, February 11, at
2 p. m., when Prof. O. R. Hysloy
of the state college and County
Agent Beck ot Dallas will be
present. Any farmer Interested Is
urged to attend.
WARNER BROS. ELSINORE
Today James Cagney and
Mary Brian in "Hard to
Today Laurel and Hardy
Wednesday Barbara Stan-
wyck in "Ladles They Talk
Friday Kate Smith in Fannie
Hurst's story, "Hello Ev-
WARNER BROS. CAPITOL
Today Bill Boyd in "Men ot
America" and Erie Linden
and Sidney Fox in "Afraid
Monday Joel McCrea and
Fay Wray in "Most Dan-
Wednesday Warren William
and Loretta Toung in "Em-
Saturday Double bill: "Man
Against Woman", and "No
. Greater Love".
Today Edmund Lowe la
Thursday Ann Dvorak and
Lee Tracy in "Strange Love
of Mollv Louvain"
Friday Vaudeville and screen
feature, William Collier Jr.
and Joan Marsh la "8peed
Home of 25c Talkies
Sunday, 2 to 11 P. M
reus ai d a
A tint National hit with
tk-A f On Gan( tftntl
Today Joe E. Browa
t "You Said a Moathftti."
Wedneuday George Arliss la
"A Successful Calamity.
Friday Xea Maynard in "Dy-
Also Charlie Chase in
if XM'- 0
8:00 p. m.
Auspices Salem Rotary
Benefit Boy Scouts
Hear this famous chorus
of 75 voice directed by
John Stark Kvana
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