Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, April 02, 1949, Page 2, Image 2

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    X Capital Journal, Salem, Oregon, Saturday, April 2, 1919
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Stay Ion Modernizes Theater
Btayton, which has been under construction nearly a year,
will be formally opened Tuesday night. Latest malerial and
'' equipment used throughout. (Courtesy Stayton Mail)
: New 'Star' Theater Will
Shine Brightly at Stayton
a Stayton, April 2 The new Star theater will be presented Tues
day evening, April B, with a short program at 7 o'clock when film
jeompany representatives will be present from Portland's film
a row, following which the feature picture, "The Sun Comes Up."
? Owners of the theater are Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Spraker and Mr.
iand Mrs. M. Van Dnesche. Con- -
struction work on the new
z theater was started July 1, 1948,
"following some preliminary
a work on the grounds.
Of pumice .block construction
the building, which it built in
an ell shape around the corner
lot at Third and Ida streets, al
io provides two office rentals on
Ida street, and a laige mercan
tile sales room facing Third
, street. One of the offices is oc
! cupied by T. C. Martin, local
I representative of the Farmers
-Insurance group, and the other
by Zelpha Grover, who main
tains a bookkeeping business.
Attractive neon lighting and
the neon star are features of the
ntranse lobby which also has
a two-way confectionery servic
ing patrons from the street ai
well as Inside the lobby.
First eonoern In appointments
has been the comfort of the pa
tron. The pitch of tiie floor in
the auditorium Is of a new stand
ard whloh provides easy visibil
ity to all. Self-ristng seats in
an attractive taupe with leather
like upholstery in blue have
been installed with greater space
back-to-back. Aisle lights to In
sure safe passage in the dark-
"ened auditorium have also been
provided.
,' Wheelchair occupants are pro
vided an especially built alcove
in the rear of the theater where
they may view the show without
J having to transfer 10 a theater
a seat. An outlet at the rear of the
theater provides for attachment
a of hearing aid for the hard of
hearing.
a A boon to parents of small
J thlldren is the "cry rooin" which
i Is up a short flight of stairs, pro-
f viding a place wheic tiny tots
i may be taken when they become
"restless. Parents may view the
J show through the large plate
' glass observation window and
"'a loud speaker is provided In
at the room. The room Is decorat-
ed In nursery pictures and has
."a bottle wanner and swing to
J amuse babies.
. Glass is featured in the audi
z torlum in several forms. The
iZ walls have been lined in Fibre
-tins damask in champagne col
i- or, in what is said to be the
-- first Installation of the kind in
1 the Pacific northwest. Glass
fireproof glass has been used
on the ceiling in insulation
'i boards and a two Inch glass
, blanket has been applied to the
- attics.
ll Illuminated Presiglas has
been used as columns on each
" aide of the stage as a decorative
i touch. The gold curti in Is mo-
! toriied. A minimum of glass
bricks have been used as dec
J oration at the entrance which
has large double doors which
are mostly of glass. The carpet
I Is the Ridgefield pattern In a
' rich red and grey.
i Kven heating and cooling are
assured. Nine anemostats, more
; than ample, have been installed
i in the oelling of the auditorium
to evenly distribute heat and
i air. Variable capacity of the
plenum chamber, mixing outside
. air with inside air, could In
J warmest weather, provide a
, complete change of air in the
auditorium every five minutes.
Heat is provided by the base-
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The new "Star" theater in
ment furnace which has an auto
matic stoker.
The lobby has been decorated
in golden biege and the audi
torium is in blue. Fred Lau,
color stylist, was in charge.
Housed with its heavily plas
tered walls the projection booth
is fireproof and has the latest
modern equipment, providing
many safety devices for the
protection of the audience and
the operator.
Gardiner projectors of the
latest design with Forrest high
intensity arc lamps have been
installed. Syncrofilm dynamic
sound heads have also been put
in for high fidelity reproduction
of both music and the spoken
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Lafayette Clarence Terry Is
now associated with the Minor
realty, and has installed a neon
sign over his door !. the cor
ner of Third and Jefferson
streets.
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Every Role Different
To Cecil Kellaway
Cecil Kellaway, who has
played everything from a Chi
cago gangster to an Irish ell, is
starting his second decade in
motion pictures with his role in
"Down to the Sea in Ships'
new Twentieth Century-Fox ad
venture film.
Reminiscing with Richard
Widmark, Lionel Barrymore and
Dean Stockwell, who are starred
in the picture, Kellaway recall
ed that he was originally im
ported from Australia just ten
years ago to do romantic roles
a sort of Tyrone Power from
down under.
But when he arrived, the
studio that signed him found
Kellaway more valuable as a
character actor. He's had twenty-five
different rolej and only
three of his portravals have
been repeats. His latest charac
terization is that or a whaling
boat sailor under the command
of venerable Lionel Barrymore,
the skipper in "Down to the Sea
in Ships."
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Ends Saturday
Fine Array of
Screen Talent
Kicking off the spring show
season with a bang, Warner
Bros. Salem theatres have lined
up one of the finest array of
screen entertainments that have
ever been scheduled for show
ing in Salem.
Tomorrow the Elsinore pre
sents the Oregon premier show
ing of Paramount's outdoor ad
venture, "El Paso," coupled with
the new Dorothy Lamour com
edy, "Girl from Manhattan."
Following in close order will be
such hits as Alan Ladd's new
technicolor picture, "Whispering
Smith," Academy Award Winner
Jane Wyman in her new film, a
romantic comedy, "Kiss In the
Dark," in which David Niven is
co-starred.
Warner Bros, romantic adven
ture drama, "South of St. Lou-
' in which Joel McCrea, Alex
is Smith and Zachary Scott are
starred, comes soon followed
by MGM's "Little Women, starr
ing Margaret O'Brien June Al
dyson, Peter Lawford and oth
ers. The new Robert Taylor-Ava
Gardner romantic adventure,
The Bribe," in which Charles
Laughton is co-starred is due
shortly, as is MGM's technicol
or musical treat, "Take Me Out
To The Ball Game," in which
Esther Williams, Gene Kelly,
Frank Sinatra and Betty Garrett
are starred.
Bing Crosby's new picture,
'A Connecticut Yankee" comes
soon to the Elsinore, and it will
be followed by more pictures of
the same calibre In the spring
show season.
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John Wavne and Gail Russell in a romantic scene from
Republic s adventure story, "Wake of the Red Witch," now at
the Grand with "Homicide for Three."
Philippis Will Build
New Stayton Dwelling
stayton construction oi B
new home at the intersection ofj
Highway 222 and Shaff road.j
known as "The Cut" at the
north city limits of Stayton, is
being planned by Mr and Mrs.
Roy Philippi of Mehama.
Phillippi is associated with
Orval Herrold in the Herrold
Philippi Motor company on First
street in Stayton, dealers in Ford
ears.
L y 1 e Bartholomew, Salem
architect, is drawing plans for a
rambling type of house which
will be of the step-down type to
conform to the contour of the
three-quarter acre hilltop plot
of land. Construction will be of
ICE FROLICES
OF 1949
T O H I T E
8 P. M. AT THE
SALEM ICE ARENA
ADMISSION. ADULTS $1.00 CHILDREN 50c
HELD OVER!
PH. 3-3721 CONT.
PERSONS UNDER 16 NOT ADMITTED
WITHOUT ACCOMPANYING ADULTS!
Sterling: Hayden, Dick Koran and John Payne, above, who
with Gail Russell and Gabby Hayes headline the cast of
Paramount's epic adventure hit, "El Paso," scheduled to open
its Oregon premier showing tomorrow at Warner's Elsinore.
Happy-go-Sucky Young Man
Stars in 'Whiplash' Film
A happy-go-lucky young man, and his love for a beautiful
woman provide the running drama of Warner Bros.' new film,
"Whiplash," starring Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott
and Eve Arden, which is currently showing at the Capitol theater.
Lew Seiler directed this brickly-paced drama of raw emotions
which unfolds for the most part
against the Monterey coastline,
then to New York where
Clark becomes involved in gun
play and a sinister gang of
mobsters. Miss Smith plays the
night club singer who falls in
love with Clark.
Clark's romance for Miss
Smith in the film provides the
motivation of the story. The
'heavy' interest is supplied by
Scott who dominates Miss
frame with much brickwork
used on the exterior.
Some preliminary work has
been done preparing the grounds
for building which is expected
to begin soon.
Fletcher Memorial
Plans Are Started
Silverton Through respect
for the late Arthur Fletcher Ho
bart whose funeral services were
attended by scores of old time
friends and relatives Thursday,
two memorials have been estab
lished. In appreciation for his life
long membership in the Metho
dist church, the members of the
WSCS are sponsoring a memorial
in the church, and other friends
will contribute to a local hospi
tal memorial.
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Smith and certain segments of
the sports world. Miss Arden,
fourth member of the starring
quartet, essays the role of a
wise-cracking friend to Clark,
adding comedy bits to the pro
ceedings. Jeffrey Lynn, S. Z. Sakall,
Alan Hale, Douglas Kennedy
and fighter Fred Steele are
prominent in the supporting
cast.
Abbott & Costello are to be
seen in the co-hit, "Mexican
Hayride," Universal-I n t e r na
tional's elaborate movie ver
sion of the hilarious musical
success which ran for 16 months
on Broadway. Headlined with
the two laugh champions are
Virginia Grey, Luba Mallna
and John Hubbard.
"Mexican Hayride," written
for the stage by Herbert and
Dorothy Fields and Cole Porter,
was scenarized by Oscar Brod
ney and John Grant. Charles T
Barton directed and the pro
ducer was Robert Arthur.
Hundreds of special atmos
phere players appear in the bur
lesque bull ring sequences and
the settings are said to be the
most spectacular ever seen in
an Abbott and Costello comedy.
Teachers at "School"
Unionvale Mrs. Harold Stou-
tenburg and Mrs. Charles Fer
guson, teachers at Unionvale
school, attended the opening of
the annual convention of the
Oregon Education association at
Portland Thursday, Mrs. Ari
Latiner, the clerk of the school
board, reported.
OWL SHOW
TONITE After
10:20 P.M.
Mat. Daily rom 1 P.M.
NOW! ROARING
SEA ADVENTURE!
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ENDS TODAY!
Cont. Shows
Randolph Scott
WHEN DALTONS RODE'
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George Raft
"I STOLE A MILLION"
TOMORROW!
Dennis Morgan -
In Technicolor
"MY WILD IRISH ROSE"
Dick Foran
"EMPTY HOLSTERS"
Last Times Tonite!
Opens 6:30 P.M. 1
Starts 7:15 J
i Frank Sinatra
Kathryn Grayson I
I In Technicolor I
1 "KISSING BANDIT"
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I I Ted Donaldson
II "RUSTY LEADS
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1 John Wayne
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2ND MAJOR HIT!
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Two Features,
One Program
Two great Warner features.
both of which were nominated
for more than 18 Academy
awards, will be coupled on one
program and returned to Sa
lem shortly, it was announced
today by the Elsinore theatre
management.
'Johnny Belinda," for which
Jane Wyman won the Academy
award as the year's best actress;
and "The Treasure of Sierra
Madre," which won the honor
of best direction for John Hus
ton and best supporting actor
for Walter Huston a father and
son team will open shortly at
the Elsinore.
Returned because of the high
interest in both pictures and at
the request of a great many lo
cal showgoers who failed to see
them at previous showings, these
two Warner Bros, productions
will find many eager film fans
awaiting them.
Capitol Will Bring
Top Pictures Here
Continuing its popular . poli
cy of twin hits, Warner s Capi
tol theatre will bring Salem
show goers top pictures from
every major Hollywood studio
curing its spring shou- season.
Walt Disney's "So Dear To
My Heart" and "Rogue's Regi
ment," starring Dick Powell, are
coupled to show shortly. War
ner's hilarious comedy, "John
Loves Mary" and Columbia's
epic, "The Man From Colora
do" come to the Capitol, soon.
Other outstanding features
shortly to show at the Capitol
include "Chicken Every Sun
day," "Command Decision,'
"You Gotta Stay Happy," "A
Letter To Three Wives" and
"Canadian Pacific."
LAST TIMES TODAY!
Jeanette MacDonald - Claude Jarman, Jr.
Lassie in "THE SUN COMES UP"
and "Boston Blackie's Chinese Venture"
NEW TOMORROW!
2 MAJOR STUDIO HITS IN ONE BIG PROGRAMI-
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Dorothy it De-lovely
os America's most fomoi
Covr Girl
with the maddest crew
south of
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Added!
Disney
Cartoon
'Soup's On'
Warner
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Pat O'Brien Stars y
In Sympathetic Role
Pat O'Brien has his most
sympathetic role to date as a
kindly ex-circus performer in
"The Boy With Green Hair,"
RKO Radio's remarkable drama
in Technicolor. Robert Ryan,
Barbara Hale and young Dean
Stockwell are also starred in
the Dore Schary presentation.
Albany CityHall
Permit Is Largest
Albany Assurance that 1949
will be a banner construction
year in Albany came with the
issuance of a .permit for con
struction of the new $175,000
city fire hall, upon which work
Is being started at bixth ana
Lyon streets.
This permit, largest of the
year thus far but not the larg
est in prospect, brought to $353,
363 the total estimated cost of
construction authorized for
March, with one more $5,000
permit due. It boosted to $459,-
653 the total of construction for
the first three months of 1949.
Second largest March permit
was $100,000 representing the
Evangelical -United Brethren
church, which will rise at First
and Pine streets.
Socko Hits!
Dane Clark
Alexis Smith
Zacharr Scott
in
WHIPLASH"
and
Abbott
& Costello
in
"MEXICAN
HAYRIDE"
SUrrinf
JOHN PAYNE
GAIL RUSSELL
STERLING HAYDEN
GEORGE "Gabby" HAYES
DICK FORAN
AND!
The Merriest, Most
Hilarious All-Star
Companion Feature
of the Season!
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