The Ruston Daily Leader, Ruston, Louisiana, May 14, 1932
a « a HOLLYWOOD'S RITZY CLUB IS IN ARGUMENT , Members Discuss Reason For m ^ J.L. * , *• the Organization's Existence tional HOLLYWOOD, May 13 (U.P.) — Hollywood's most exclusive club is embroiled in internal dissension. The club, which limits its membership membership to 36 men, has met once a week for five weeks in an effort «-v IT v>^ii. A v-n i A v Vj \\ \j\fj\o ill a, Ii t A i. wl U i to set'le the question of determin-! I ing the purpose of its existence—! ry i and then avoiding said purpose. Don | i Marquis, the humorist, has suggest- ed it would be much nicer to have I one a porpoise. Whereupon, concluded tne the organization would then become a beach club. This led to such an argument that the members of this purposeless club, at the last meeting, took up the matter of a new name. Present Name The present name, which has excited excited the curiosity of all the movie, colony, won't fit the club station-! less ary, to wit: The West Side Asthma and Riding Club, parent organization organization pj the Bombay Cycle Association Association of America, which is affiliated with the North American Citrus of " • * »* b'All, •*• 1 Wi HI *l*41t;iHvrtJLl \Sl Ul UO Feelers Guild and Dry Fly Fishing i of Onnjni-.. Q Society. All members of the club believe they are humorists— at least, they earn their livings by writing funny stories. Marx has been elected president. president. "The members are the sort it would be hard to gather anywhere else,' 1 declared Lee Shippey, columnist, columnist, adding, "It's just one more bit of evidence that they all come to Hollywood. Limited Membership The limited membership, to take the word of Donald Ogden Stewart, one of the 36 members, "has caused those really funny people— the ones generally known as 'joiners'— to sent in applications for membership." membership." However, Don Herold, Harold a the of of danger difficulties Swanson, Homer Croy and other members insist that the membership membership be kept to 36, so all members may sit around one table and participate participate in the back talk. This prompted Maiquis to suggest the club be re-christened the Back Talk Club. This suggestion was countered countered with a notion that The Perfect Thirty-Six Club would lend n faint hint of feminine churin to would- be members.