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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (March 5, 1933)
I I ?State Fair'1 and "Sign of Cross":
SPEGTAGIZ OF ROME 1 - Jr
IT ELSIIK THY . fj.
Civil War" and a southern hell
trtn ho re-CTeated. f 4
Members ot the cast are en
thusiastic - concerning - the roles
they are to play, and persons who
nave read the script assert that
It is the best production Cheme
keta Players hare so far attempt
ed. Salem lovers of the drama
will bo given a real "first Bight."
such as is afforded in Los An
geles, Chicago er New York when
the curtains are drawn en this
production! ' .
DEPICTS STATE FAIR
"Sign of the Cross" Brings
Salem Another DeMille
. Screen Masterpiece
Eight Stars Include. Janet
Lift Up Your Eyes," to be
Gaynor, Will Rogers,:
Ayres and Eilers
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Spectacle upon spectacle, mag
nificence outdoing itself, Is what
tber of Cecil; B, DeMille'a
"The Sign ?- of the "Cross" which
. opens an .engagement at the Elsl
nore theatre today.
Here : la ! unfolded the whole
pageant of Rome in the time of
'Hero at once the most dissolute
and the most colorfnl period in
'Roman history. Here is the dra
matic contrast between the pal
aces of the patrician Ronans and
the hum hie hidden abodes of the
. early Christians on the one
hand the wicked Empress Pop
paea in her luxurious bath of
asses' milk; on the other, the
Christian'- girl, Mercia, minister
ing to the tortured and hunted
among the people of her faith.
And here, as a climax to the
whole spectacle, is the Circus
Maximuss with its gladiatorial
combats, its wrestling matches
between black men and bears or
crocodiles, its battles between
- Amatons and dwarfs, its chariot
races, and its featured erent
the feeding of the Christians to
' Scenes are Notable
Once more, as in the days of
ne Ten Commandments" and
"King of Kings," enormous
crowds mill before the camera,
and ' once more, DeMille proves
himself the undisputed master of
crowd effects. The street scenes
and the scenes laid in the Circus
Maxlmus are masterpieces of mob
In its cast, too, "The Sign of
the Cross" merits praise. It is
difficult to imagine a more per
fect Nero than Charles Laugh-
tons. The manner in which this
yoang Englishman portrays the
cruelty, the lewd madness of
Kero and yet maintains an abso
lute semblance to reality, is little
snort of miraculous.
- As the cruel sensualist, Pop
paea, Claudette Colbert is also re
sponsible for a 'performance of
anusual brilliance. Ellssa Land!
rises .to new and unexpected
heights of emotional acting as
the Christian, Mercia, and Fredric
March surpasses anything he has
rer done for the screen as the
farorite of Nero's court, Marcus
Superbus, whose love for the
Christian girl proves stronger
than tradition, wealth, position or
Elissa Landi, as the Christian maid, spurns the lore of Nero's captain, played by Fredric
March, at this wild gathering in 'The Sign of the Cross," which opens at the Elsinore
today for a three-day engagement.
"Smilin' Through" Starting
Today With Shearer and
MOTHER GOOSE TEA
TURNER, March 4 The chlld-w-lfare
department of the W. C.
T. U. will sponsor a "Mother
Goose Tea" Wednesday afternoon,
March 8. at t o'clock, at the M.
E. church, A program of special
Interest to mothers of small chil
dren is being prepared.
There will also be a story hour
tor the children. Mrs. J. R. Cox
and Mrs. E. C. Bear are the com-
. mlttee .ln charge.
There will be an all day pre
school clinic March SO, at the
school building. Mothers desiring
n appointment please notify Mrs
S. C. Bear.
The high school Is planning a
carnival for Friday night, March
14, as a benefit tor the baseball
'Night in Russia9
My Normal Choir
MONMOUTH. March 4 A
Urge appreciative audience greet
ed "A Night la Russia," produced
la costume last night at the Ore
gon Normal school by the school
choir. Character Impersonations
were exceedingly well done.
Staff directors were: choir di
rector, Mrs. Margaret Maaske; art
director, Eatherine Larson; stage
director. Alexander Hays; cos
tume, Florence McClays; dance,
Alexander .Hays; accompanist.
Norman Reynolds; doable violin
quartette directed by Grace Maur
is . Mitchell. . Russian solo dances
by Frances i Kovtynovlteh . and
Hays were -especially well re
ceived.. - ' . -. v
With Norma Shearer as Its star,
and one of the most brilliant sup
porting casts yet assembled for
the speaking screen, Metro-Gold-wyn-Mayer'a
lavish production of
"Smllln' Through" will open to
day at the Hollywood.
Miss Shearer in the feminine
lead follows In the footsteps of
Jane Cowl, who achieved one of
her greatest successes in the record-breaking
New York stage run
of the play from which the screen
production was adapted. Opposite
her is Fredric March, borrowed
from Paramount to play the dual
role of Jeremy Wayne in the mid
Ylctorlan sequences of the story
and Kenneth Wayne, his son. In
the modern scenes.
Leslie Howard and O. P. Heg-
gle, who left the screen to fulfill
stage engagements on Broadway
during the past season, were
brought back to Hollywood to
add further lustre to Miss Shear
"Smllin Through" Is the story
of an old man who seeks to shed
the relentless bitterness of his
blighted romance on a pair of
young lovers. The colorful back
ground provides a contrast be
tween the England of 186S and
Parents oi Twin
Boys Born Here
MONMOUTH, March 4 The
twin sons born February 23 to
Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Partlow of
Monmouth at a Salem hospital.
have been named David and Ron
ald. They are the fifth children
in a family of five, tour sons and
Mrs. Partlow holds the nation
al women's championship title
for flight shoot In archery won
at the national tournament last
July In Seattle, when she defeat
ed Mrs. Homer Prouty of Port
land, former national title hold
er. Mrs. Partlow'a shot was 288
yards, tire Inches.
Mr. Partlow Is a city mail
carrier in Monmouth. He is also
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Joan Blonde and Chester Mqrris in "Blondie Johnson," as
they will appear Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the
Bf OLIVE M. DOAK
Today Will Rogers and Ja-
net Gaynor in "State Fair."
Friday Buck Jones in "Me-
Kenna of the Mounted".
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WARNER BROS. CAPITOL
Today Mae Clarke In "As the
Devil Commands"; request,
Monday Gwili Andre in "Se-
crets of the French Police."
Wednesday Chester Morris
in "Miss Public Enemy
WARNER BROS. ELSIXORB
Today Ellssa Land! in "The
Sign of the Cross".
Wednesday Irene Dunne In
"No Other Woman".
Friday Barbara Stanwyck in
"The Bitter Tea of General
Today Norma Shearer la
Wednesday "Once in a Life-
Friday "Mask of Dr. Fn
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DALLAS. March 4 A mis
sionary convention will be held
at the Gospel Tabernacle of the
Christian and Missionary Alliance
here March e, 7, and 8. Rev.
John R. Trumbull, missionary
field evangelist, will give several
Interesting talks on his experi
ences in Arabia. His lectures will
be Illustrated by elides of pictures
taken by him on his trip.
Speakers for the meetings will
be Rev. Trumbull, Miss Affla
Smootx, missionary from Congo,
Africa; Rev. C. T. Carlson, mis
sionary from Equador; Rev. W.
I. McGarvey, district superinten
dent of the Pacifle Northwest
district. The order of service will
be a song service, missionary
message, and evangelistic mes
sage. Some of the subjects for the
lectures will be: Across the Des
ert Into Arabia. In Wild Arabia.
Jerusalem to the Waters of Gal
lilee, Palestine, the Pivot of Pro
phecy, In the Garden of the
More than 100.001 people.
among them eight of the screen's
leading stars, appear In Fox
film's "State Fair," coming xooay
to the Grand theatre.
The stars of the nammotn pro
duction are Janet Gaynor, wni
Rogers, Lew Ayres. Sally Ellers,
Norman Foster, Louis Dresser,
Frank Craven and Victor Jory.
Miss Gaynor, Rogers, Foster and
Miss Dresser are seen as mem
bers of a midwest farm family en
joying their annual outing at the
state fair. Ayres plays a newspa
per reporter who covers the fair
for his paper. Miss Ellers portray
a carnival trapes performer, Cra
ven characterises a country store
keeper and Jory appears as a bar
Henry King, who directed
"State Fair," asserts that every
man. woman and child who sees
the pletare will recognise a friend
"The characters of 'State Fair'
are the most human I've ever
seen In a picture," declared King.
"And that goes without reserva
tions. They are the sort of people
w meet and talk with every
"Furthermore, there is at least
one in the group that every per
son will understand particularly
well. It may be the pretty farm
girl played by Janet Gaynor, the
farmer portrayed by Will Rogers
or the carnival girl that Sally Ell
ers characterises. Or perhaps It
will be the newspaper reporter
Lew Ayres plays, the matron
played by Louise Dresser, or the
country storekeeper portrayed by
Frank Craven. Somewhere along
the line, every person who sees
the picture will recognise an es
pecially kindred spirit.
"It Is characterization of this
type," continued the director,
"that makes a story an ideal
xne story oi "Stat Fair' con
cerns the loves and adventures of
a farm family at a big exposition.
Double romance and comedy are
its outstanding features. The ro
mance involves two new star
teams In Janet Gaynor and Lew
Ayres, and Sally Eilers and Nor
man Foster. Will Rogers, Frank
Craven, Louise Dresser and Vic
tor Jory supply the comedy.
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Sallj EOers and Norman Fos
ter In "State Fair," now
showing as the Grand's fea
ture film. These two make
op one of the screen's most
romantic teams. They are
co-starred with Janet Gay
nor, Lew Ayres, WiH Rog
ers, Louise Dresser and
O. M. Baker, George R. Duncan.
They voted approval for the
1124 community calendar pro
gram, with the understanding
tnat tbe solicitation of the bus!
ness and professional men on this
calendar waa to be made by the
calendar salesmen themselves and
no less than 1000 calendars
should he secured.
CLUB IS CHARTERED
8WEGLE, Marca The
4-H Cooking elab received their
charter this week.
"Lift Up Tour Eyes." an orig
inal three-act romantic comedy-
drama, written by Perry Pres-
eott Relgelman, dramatic director
for Chemeketa Players. wiU bo
the next offering of Salem's play-
producing group. Rehearsal of
this play began last week but was
Interrupted by the production
which closed Saturday night In
tensive rehearsals will bo resum
ed Monday night.
Cast In this fast-moving play
of action, romance, and mystery
are Maxine Pettyjohn, who will
create the character of Eugenia
Warren, charming daughter of a
southern newspaper editor, which
part will be played by Johnny!
Nathman. Vernon StohL who has
won a large group of admirers
in Salem tor bis work, will por
tray the leading male role, that
of Dave Stuart, young New York
attorney who Is on a punllng
The unsympathetic roles will
be portrayed by Nellie Rowland
Green, as Mrs. Van De Maarten,
and "Pat" Peterson, her ambi
tious daughter, Gwynn Van De
Maarten. Complications are
brought in by Frank L. Torger
son in the character of Randolph
Macauley, Dave's employer, head
of a New York law-firm: and
Arnold Taylor In the character of
Lord Cecil Wlnterbottome. Mys
tery Is added In the Quaint char
acter of Uncle Henry, which win
be played by Ervin Potter.
Special scenic properties will
be built to stage the play, the
locale of which Is the living-room
of an old ruined stone house
somewhere on the south Atlantic
coast. While the time of the play
is the present, special costumes
will be required for a sequence
In which a
SWEGLE, March 4 Mr. and
Mrs. D. Elklns aad children have
returned to MeCloud, Calif., af
ter spending three weeks vita
Mrs. Elklns parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. Hoffman.
Lost 35 lbs:
Miss M. Kataer of Brooklyn, If.
YM writes: 'Hav wsed Knuchea
for the past 4 months and have
ot only lost 35 pounds but fed
so much better In every way. Even
for people who doa't care to re
dace, Kruschen is wonderful to
keep the system healthy. I betas;
a nurse shoald know for Tve tried
so many things bnt only Krnschea
answered all purposes. (May 12,
TO lose fat SAFELY and
HARMLESSLY, take a halt tea
spoonful of Kruschen in a glass of
hot water In the morning before
breakfast don't miss a morning
a bottle that lasts 4 weeks costs
but a trifle but don't take
chances be sure It's Kruschen
your health comes first get it at
Perry's. JJrug. Store, Capital Drug
Store or 'any drugstore In Ameri
ca. If not Joyfully satisfied after
the first bottle money back.
Union officer ot the Adv.
W?fiiTi n Wftftfr f9 Fiftrni s,
RUM IS SPIKED
STAYTON. March 4 The board
of directors of the Stayton cham
ber ot commerce went on record
as offering their concerted sup
port to any move made by the
West Stayton community In put
ting over their 19 3 S harvest festi
val. This action was taken to coun
teract some unfounded rumors
that West Stayton would not get
any support from Stayton at the
The president appointed the fol
lowing committees: Banking,
George Keech. chairman; H. J.
Rowe and Edward J. Bell; indus
tries, Chris E. Nettling, chairman,
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