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CLOVERDALE, TILLAMOOK COUNTY. OREGON. MAY 25. 1916
A Story of the “Movies”
B y C L A R IS S A M A C K IE
In the village o f E dgew ood were
m any straitlaced persons. T o visit
that tow n and becom e acquainted w ith
the inh abitants w a s lik e going back a
century, w hen the theater, playing
cards and all m anner o f am usem ents
w ere considered w icked. T h ere is a
story o f a m an w ho paved th e w a y for
the enjoym ent o f th e gam e o f billiards
in the God fearin g tow n o f P hiladel
phia du rin g the e a rly part o f th e last
century. H e said th at m arbles were
not considered w icked— w h y billiards?
M arbles w ere stone, w hile billiard
balls w ere ivo ry. M arbles w ere shot
by the hand, billiard balls by a stick.
M arbles w ere played on the sidew alk
out o f doors, w hile billiards w ere play
ed on a level bed in the house. W h ere
in lay the difference?
T h e good people o f the Q uaker C ity,
w hose children could not be prevented
from p layin g m arbles, concluded a fte r
this disco very had been made th at bil
liards w ere no m ore sinfu l and w ith
d rew th eir opposition, and th ereafter
billiards becam e fashionable.
I t w as the fa te o f M iss H itty to
m ake a sim ilar discovery In “E dgew ood.
Miss H itty met LMck H edges a t a
church sociable. H ad she not m et him
a t a church sociable she w ould prob
ab ly never h ave m et him at all, for
dancing w as frow ned upon in Edge-
wood, and w ithout dan cin g you n g peo
ple’s parties are considered dull. T h e
consequence w as that, no one ca rin g to
go to the trouble o f gettin g up a party
th at w as sure to be dull, p arties w ere
B u t it would h ave m ade no differ
ence w here these tw o happened to
meet, for at once both recognized that
th ey wrere m ade for each other, and
a fte r th at they provided th eir ow n
places o f m eeting, and very soon they
w ere engaged. U n fortu n ately H edges
w as poor and but one opening appear
ed for him; th at w a s a position in an
A m erican tea house in China. D ick
availed him self o f it and tore him self
a w a y from his betrothed.
months, even years, passed, and he did
W hen the P ala ce m ovie th eater open
ed its doors in Edgew ood the house
o f entertainm ent w a s looked upon w ith
disapproval by th e church members.
A t first m any o f them declined to
even penetrate the m ysteries beyond
the w h ite painted doors and th e m any
• posters outside, but g ra d u a lly one by
! one the villagers w ere lured inside un
til th e ven ture prom ised to be a profit
able one. E ven the m inisters o f the
different churches visited th e th eater
from tim e to tim e to censor the plays,
but on the w’ hole it w as decided that
it w a s a harm less diversion.
A fte r Miss H itty Morton made her
im portant discovery E dgew ood took the
P ala ce th eater to its heart.
E v ery one kn ew that H itty Morton
w ould have been m arried long ago if
D ick H edges hud ever returned from
his long voyage to China. B ut Dick
had n ever returned^ and it w as be-
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lieved that he had died. Due by one
his fam ily had died or m oved a w ay
from Edgew ood until there remained
! only his old sw eetheart, H itty Morton,
who lived on llo n ey p o t road, in a little
red cottage near the bay. Som e people
whispered that D ick had been fuith less
to H itty.
The first tim e H itty entered th e w alls
of the P alace she w as bew ildered by
the crow d of silent people, the fiash-
ing pictures on the screen, the novelty
o f It all. for she had never been In a
theater in all her sim ple life.
B ut the screen pictures laid their
m agic si>ell upon her, and she becam e
a devotee of the movies. Tw’ice a w eek
us regu larly as the program w as
changed Illtty Morton could be found
sittin g In the sam e seat h a lfw a y dow n
the room, her bright eyes ea gerly fo l
low ing the stories told by the screen.
D eacon Peddle, w ho passed the cot
lection plate In church, a lw a y s scru
tinized H itty ’s contribution to detect
w hether or not she w as en joyin g the
sem iw eekly am usem ent at the expense
of the church, but Invariably Hltt.v's
silver dim e would drop Into the plate.
Perhaps Ilim e D ayton, the butcher,
m ight have told another sto ry —th at
I H itty w as skim ping on her food. She
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w as eating meat only tw ice a week
now instead o f three times.
One night in particular the posters
w ere m ore alluring than ever. Th ere
had been a change of program tliut
fa y . but there w as a m issionary meet-
|lg , and I lltty had postponed her going
to the follow in g night. N ow she paus
ed iu fro n t o f the b rightly lighted en
trance and studied the colored posters.
“ A ll F or Isive." T h a t sounded th rill
ing. w ith a rescue at sea. P ictures of
the sea a lw a y s a ttracted her.
“ Visits to Strange Lan ds.”
thrilled w ith anticipated pleasure, for
she dearly loved these travel pictures,
giving glim pses of stran ge lands and
s trin g e people, perhaps the countries
th at IMck H edges hud visited.
used to say tliut w hen lie got a vessel
of ills own he would take iter w ith him
to the far east. H itty still lived these
voyages in her day dream s.
She glanced up and down the village
1 Yonder w as the church. T h e base
rnent w as b rightly lighted, for there
w a s to be a m issionary barrel packed
th at n ig h t In H itty's arm s w ere h a lf
a dozen w h ite sh irts she had stitched
fa r some unknown m issionary in Asia.
(Concluded on page five.)
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