Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on August 3, 1931 · Page 19
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 19

Oakland, California
Issue Date:
Monday, August 3, 1931
Page 19
Start Free Trial

MONDAY EVENING DakhintJ Ctibune AUGUST 3, 1931 19 U. C. LI DUN URGES FEDERAL SURVEY uuuh I U. S. Tribunals Declared to Be Little More Than Police Courts BERKELEY, Aug. 3. It may take the United States 200 years or more to find out the true state of affairs' in its federal courts, which are now little better than police courts. So- .declared Dr. Orrin K. Mc-Murray, dean of the University of California law school and advisor to the Wickersham commission, in commenting today upon the commission's appeal to President Hoover for $25,000 to carry on a survey of the. nation's courts. "The United States does not know what its federal courts are doing," asserted Dean McMurray. "It is the only large nation in the world, with the possible exception of Mexico, where such a situation obtains. "If this survey were completed, it might be the most important work of the commission. Other reports made by the commission are matters of opinion. This survey would be one of fact. But the commission probably won't get the money to continue the survey. "There ought to be more courts, or minor federal courts. Those now existing spend so much time handling 'bankruptcy, prohibition, white slave, narcotics, revenue act, and similar cases that there is a tendency to turn- them into police courts. Prohibition is a side issue, but it has much to do with cluttering up the federal courts." Dean McMurray supervised the collection of data on courts in Northern California for the commission. The results are now being tabulated at New Haven, Conn., he said. Relatives to Fight Over Freak Will BIGGS, Aug. 3 The freak will of Charles A. Ross, who died in a Saeramente hospital on June 19, 1931, will he contested by two brothers and a sister of Ross, it was indicated today. The will was written on ordinary letter paper and was contained In a letter to Ross's estranged wife, Leah, Ross had pleaded with her to return to him, saying in his letter "there is no one I want to leave this place to but you." The property Is valued at over $16,000. Relatives who live in Ken- sas contend the will was not Intended as such and was not in regular form. . U, 5. Sailor Killed, Two Hurt in Crash DELANO, Aug. 3. (UP) James J. Morris, 36, boatswain's V mate on the U. S. S. Maryland stationed at Portland, Ore., was killed and two companions were seriously injured when an automobile col-, llslon on the Oolden State highway several miles south of here yester-' day. The injured men, James L. Sutherland, chief turret captain, and W. T. Smith, chief gunner's mate, both about 35, are in the t Delano hospital, their chances for f recovery slight. Details of the crash were not available today. Oroville Urged to Conserve Water OROVILLE, Aug. 3. Declaring that residents of Oroville are wasting water that is badly needed for farmers in the districts north of here. R.'A. Leonard, attorney for the Thermalito irrigation district, asked the cooperation of citizens In conserving the supply of water used in their homes. Leonard said water has already been taken away from farmers, ind that unless they get a sufficient supply their crops will die before they can he harvested. Woman Killed as Auto Is Upset FRESNO, Aug. 3. (UP) Mary Rodriguez, 43, of Fresno, was instantly killed yesterday when the car in which she wag riding overturned on a suburban road near here. Her head was badly crushed. Deputy Sheriff Harry Collins reported that the driver of the car admitted he had been drinking but said he was not intoxicated. STATION MAY BE CLOSED. RODEO, Aug. 3. Testimony of a number of local residents will he taken by an examiner for the state railroad commission tomorrow, on the proposal to close the Rodeo station of the Southern Pacific railroad company. The hearing will be conducted at the Rodeo grammar school building, it is announced. Oldest Steam Railway Is to Be Abandoned WASHINGTON, Auf. 3. VP The oldest steam railroad in (he country has succumbed to motor truck competition. The Interstate commerce commission today authorized the Delaware & Hudson railroad to abandon 24 miles of Its Honesdale branch. The road, built about 1829, was the one over which ran the Stour-Brldge line, the first locomotive to pull a train in this country. . . The road extends from Hones-pdale Junction to Lookout Junction ' In Carbondale, Pa. Today's order authorized abandonment of all except four miles on the Carbondale end of the line. The road originally was built to haul coal out of the Pennsylvania hills. It has been operated -at a loss for several years and the com mission said: "The road seems in r the main to hare outlived its use-' fulness." Passenger traffic on the line was abandoned several months ago, and freight trains have been operated only three times a week. , Hay ward Church to Suspend Services HATWARD, Aug. 3. Sunday morning services at the Eden Congregational church will be suspended during August while Rev. Richard C. Day. pastor. Is absent on vacation. Rev Day plans to spend the first part of his vacation on a camping trip along the Eel river. Blind ness No Hand icap ALBERT C. PAIT, blind salesman for the California Home for the Adult Blind, types his own fiction stories, one of which was awarded a nation-wide prize in a contest for the sightless sponsored by 'the Harmon foundation. TRIBUNE photo. Hope for Blind in Field Of Writing "The blind who are Inclined toward literature need not feel that the field of writing is closed to them," says Albert Clinton Pait, blind salesman for the California Industrial Home for ihe Blind, who was awarded a special prize of $100 for his short story, "The Gorilla's Bride," by Harmon Foundation for the Blind. "I know it sounds almost Impossible that those handicapped by blindness can be writers, but It really Isn't as bad as It sounds. Let me explain my system of writing which has overcome for me the obstacle of blindness, and linn given me many happy moments, li also has been a means of support, for I have written other Bhorl stories and several scientific articles. OUTLINE OF PLOT. "First of all, I outline Ihe plot on my typewriter, crossing out or adding material as I go along. After this I have some one road to me What I have written, so that I got the general idea of the form, and then I have it re-read into a dlcto-phone, each record of which contains about three oages of typewritten material. Then, at my own leisure I have the dlctophone repeat to me, and I stop it whenever I want to-, males note of a change, or study any particular part of the Story. Then all I have to do, is have the reader, re-read the fin WHO'S NEWS TODAY by Lemuel NEW YORK, Aug. 3. (CPA)- Close observers of the international debt situation are wondering whether the pacific utterances of Senator Henri De Jouvenel mark Hip first break In French intransigence In European accord. A fire-eating nationalist, and a bitterender In the Occupation of the Rhlneland, De Jourvenel suddenly delivers a speech In which he holds the olive branch to Germany, proposes a new policy for France, with a view to "ending territorial objectives," and suggests world economic reorganization in the interests of peace. De Jouvenel was minister of public Instruction In Poincare's cabinet In 1924. In 192B he was mady Syrian high commissioner, and was called on the carpet by the League of Nations when the natives charged "merciless terrorism." The shaggy Briand might have made the Boulogne-Surmer speech, hut Its dulcet tones are unprecedented In the discourse of the hitherto lingoistlc De Jouveenel. At 73, after 50 years of tireless warfare against subversive doctrines and doctrinarles, Ralph M. Easley finds (hat his efforts are not appreciated. After denouncing the machinations of the Russian secret police the O. G. P. U. he adds plaintively: "As a, matter of fact, some of Ihe officials in Washington thought, that when speaking of the O. G. P. U. I- was speaking of the. G. O. P." Easley Is beyond doubt America's leading red hunter. Back in 18R2, when he was postmaster of Hutchinson, Kan., -a handsome youth with a big blond horse-shoe moustache he saw the peril of the heresies which were, tij".'beset Ihe nation, and laid out, his life career-In 1S93, he organized the National Civic federation, in Chicago, of which he is now the chairman of the executive council. This organisation eventually drew into its vice-presidency Matthew M. Woll, vice-president of the American Federation of Labor, and it marks the juncture of the labor movement with employers and Industrialists In a joint stand against radical-Ism. When Professor John Bassett Moore, Ivy Lee or H. L. Mencken appraise the efforts of the Soviets, ON THE SCREEN Fulling! daring ! I.lvld! You'll talk tbout it for year to com, jlMIIUClE WOMAN With DAVID MANNERS SCREEN'S NEW IDOLI It' i Demonstrated ished product, and I either lype it myself directly, or have it repeated again into the dlctophone." "Some day, If I a msucoessful, I hope to write stories and articles exclusively, for I believe it to be a wonderful field." Pait has also published two other adventure stories, "The Discovery of the 'iTun Barrel Mine," and "On the Terms of a Rustler," as well as several astronomical articles. He is now writing scientific article, entitled the "Unmasking of (he Aurora BOrefllis." BLIND 18 YEARS Pait, now I' 1 years ol age, Mas been totally blind for 18 years. He was graduated from (he University of California In 1N!2 and admitted to the bar two years later. When his blindness put an end to his law practice, Me learned broom mak ing; and for the past (en years has been city salesman for the Cali fornia Homo for (he adult blind, wrlUng In his spare time. Although his manuscript, "The Gorilla's Bride," was too long to be included In the regular awards offered in the- literature division, by the Harmon Foundation, It had so much literary merit that the author was given a special award of $100. His story Is told by a sailor of a shipwreck on an Island Inhabited only by gorillas, and Mow a. Negro cook's wife was kidnaped by a gorilla. R Pakton Easley Is quick to assail them. He Is mild and amiable in person, but advances like an army with banners whenever and wherever the l.eds llireaten th (foundations of the republic, Euripides 'was a painter, and Henri Batallle, French painter, was a playwright. Therefore writer's cramps and painter's colic are in-terchn ngcagle, says Will Cotton, widely known painlor, and tonight his play, '"Tim Bride the Sun Shines On," will be presented by Louis Langner's players, at West-port, Conn,, with Dorothy Glsh In the leading role. Cotton caught public attention four years ago, exhibiting a painting in which he depicted Calvin Coolidge as "The Playboy of the Western World." He painted the murals of Ihe Capitol theater in New York and Is known chiefly as a mural artist. He was reared In Newport. In the ancestral home built in 10SO, and studied art In Boston. Ills grandfather was a naval surgeon on the frigate Urn- stltutlon. Sinclair Lewis has called Wllla Cather "the greatest American novelist." but this high praise Is not. sustained in the critical reception of her new hook, "Shadows on the Rock." Highly respectful of Miss Gather's talents, reviewers appear In agree tffat in this she has fallen slightly out of her Olympian stride. Miss Cather, it way be safely Stated without disposing of all Improbabilities, Is the only woman telegraph editor who was ever labelled the country's greatest novelist. From 1 907 to 191J she held down the telegraph desk of (he Pittsburgh Leader, and she can still write, sliders and pyramids with her eyes shut. Born In Virginia, and reared In Nebraska, she hymns the titanic Middle West and the conquest of prairies and blizzards. Yale. Princeton and California have given her honorary doctorates. She Is a pultzer prize winner. Her appearance and behavior suggest Minnie Maddern Flske. She says she began ber writing apprenticeship by Imitating Henry James. 'Copyright. 1931, for The TRIBUNE.) RKO VAUDEVILLE Direct From The Palace, V Y, Eva PUCK SamWHITE In "Mil" of Their Hits" RJRMAN, SHARKEY (, LORRAINE EIGHT PEETO flHYTHM" PEPITO "Famous Spanish Clown" VAUDEVILLE III DAVE OENAB0 and kit Y0UNG5TE RScYHTlRDAY BOTH PARTIES RRY NEXT YEAR, IS PREDICTION National W. C. T. U. State-ment Backed by Secretary Of Methodist Board Washington, Aug. s.(A?) The prediction that both Republican and Democratic parties would be s trongly dry In the 1932 campaigns if political leaders heed the results of the wet drive in state legislatures this year was made today In a statement . by the National Women's Christian Temperance Union. Another statement by Dr. Eugene L. Crawford, secretary of (he Mothodist board of temperance and social service, said: , "The church people of the south, and especially the membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, do not intend to abandon for the 1932 campaign those principles to whtch they have adhered through many decades. SUPPORT AMENDMENT "This board and the constituency which it represents plan to be entirely consistent with their past records in their cooperation with the W. C. T. U. and the Anti-Saloon league, and with other temperance groups representing the various churches in all proper and necessary action for the support of the eighteenth amendment and for its enforcement by the legally con stituted authorities. The W. C. T. U. statement declared that th campaign "to smash prohibition state by state," in the legislatures, is a fizzle. "The fate of the wet drive this year, It continued, convinces tne W. C. T. U. that political misfortune lurks in repeal or modification. PROMISE CALLED MEAGER "Nearly 7000 state1 legislators, fresh from the. people, met this year; considered 115 wet measures, and adjourned without modifying or repealing one line of any prohibition law. The only successful wet measures were eleven In number from six states, calling for referenda on the Eighteenth amendment, or asking congress to call const i-tullonal conventions. They are indirect and non-mandatory, have no effect on existing law, and hold meager promise to wet leaders. "New York is responsible for five of these eleven gestures, the remaining half dozen coming from the five states, of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Wis consin and Wyoming." It added the wet drive appeared to the W. C. T. U. to have "turned into a device for staging non-mandatory smoke screen referenda under which small-time politicians can run for office and avoid discussing their real qualifications. Loan Firm Moves Into New Offices The Morris Plan company of Oakland opened Its doors today In its new offices at 1763 Broadway. The new structure, of classical design finished in marble and bronze, is the latest addition to Oakland's financial buildings. Frank D. Mover, executive vice-president of the organization, declared that the company was deeply appreciative o flhe work by William Knowles, architect of the building; Willis C. Lowe, who designed the interior and Jacks 13. Irvine, Inc., builders of the structure. Schools Will Get Washington Posters HAT WARD, Aug. 3. Two portrait posters of George Washington will soon adorn the walls of every school room In Hayward. local Si Mool authorities said today following the announcement received from Congressman Charles F. Curry of Sacramento. One of the posters will be a copy of the famous (lilbert Stuart athenaeum portrait in 10 colors, and the other a copy of the Hudson bust. The posters are Being made available by the Ilntted States government In commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of Washington's birth. Man With Auger Hunted as Peeper Police searched today for a gray-haired man armed with an auger, who fled after being discovered peeping through a hole bored In an apartment door at 1546 Tenth avenue. The man was observed by Mrs. H. E. Gilbert, resident of the apartment, who gave his description to polloe. Other apartments occupied by Mrs. P. H. Morrison and Mrs. J. j. McElwalne were also the object of the peeper's attentions, holes being bored In the doors. Youths Steal Fire Hydrant; Leave Hole SAN FRANCISCO. Aug, B. -Police are still perplexed today over the motive which prompted two young men to carry away a. fire hydrant after uprooting It from Ihe Sidewalk at Scott and Lloyd streets with their automobile. All ihft remained was a geyser of water to Indicate, the place where once the hydrant, had been. Witnesses said the young men picked (lie hydrant, up off the sidewalk, laldplt tenderly In their car, and disappeared. Last Times Today JOE E. BROWN in "Broad Minded" 2 Starts Tomorrow, Auk- 4 m "Party Husband" with Dorothy Marknlll Slim Hummervllle Corned 7 15 Todly CONRAD NAOF.L in TREE LOVE" and 0E0. O'BRIEN la ZAME OREY'I "LAST or THE DUAHES"; Tomorrow CONSTANT F. BENNETT and LEW AYRES in "COMMON OLAY" and BOB STEELE in "THE LAND Or MISSING MEM." PAJAMAS? IT'S ALL QUESTION OF GOOD FORM Hollywood Cowboy Reflects On Feminine Vogue, and Its Adherents By JESSIE HENDERSON HOLLYWOOD. Aug. 3 (CPA) "No, ma'am," said Tom Keene, "I don't like pajamas. Women wearing 'em. I mean. They look too much like chaps." He .who upon the stage was George Duryea but is now a star in western pictures under the name of Tom Keene, stood near the little lake on the Pathe lot and considered .pajamas. There's been considerably ethical agitation about pajamas in Hollywood lately. You meet 'em on the street, at the theater, In the shops. They're a good deal more plentiful than skirts, but remarkably less plentiful In places, if you know what you mean. Chaps? You asked. "Both kinds," agreed Tom Keene, swinging a lariat and jingling a spur; "They look like the chaps worn by cowboys and the girls in 'em look so much like chaps that it makes life more difficult than ever. WOMANLY WOMAN "Didn't I hear that Paris said women were going womanly'.' And no sooner does Paris utter those words than women begin to wear pants. And, my gosh, how! "Well, you know these wide linen trousers the fellows are wearing. Welt now, you take a girl in white pajamas a-stridlng down the street, and she has bobbed hair, and you don't know if you happen to tip your hat to her whether she's going to punch you In the eye because maybe she's a man, after all." Shouldn't tip your hat to strange women, you reminded him. "Most of -Sera look. y" -. strange just now," Keene said, "With a few magnificent exceptions. Oh, I like pajamas fine at the beach. They seem O. K. at a place like that. Though I think dresses are nicer." MATTER OF FORM But at. the beach the wind Is always blowing, and with dresses there's always a knee Vr so in sight, tsk, tsk, you reflected. "Yes," Keene replied, also reflect Ivelv. Then he brightened. "I hear, however, that pajamas are dwindling. Tho vogue, you Know I hear women are going back to dresses nnd domesticity." Some of 'cm, you commented, will probably still Cling to pajamas and vice versa. Did he think It would be correct for women to wear pajamas next winter at Informal dinner parties? "I think," said Keene, "That's It all a matter" of form." (Copyright, 1931, for Tho TRIBUNE.) . - Dry Raid Shooting Goes to U. S. Court MARTINEZ. Aug 3. Nullifying the Indictment returned by the Contra Costa county grand jury Wednesday night against Kenneth WIlHon, federal prohibition agent, as the outgrowth of his shooting Ruflno Ruiz in a Brentwood raid two weeks ago, notice.: ere served today on county officers to halt criminal proceedings here. Prosecution of Wilson, indicted on a charge, of assault with Intent In commit murder, has been transferred to federal court In San Fran Cisco on motion of United States Attorney George Hatfield, at request of Co. George Seaver, chief enforcement officer. The notices weaje served on Superior Judge H. V, Alvarado. who Signed th warrant for Wilson's arrest after Ihe Indictment was voted by (he grand Jury; County Clerk J. li Weils and Frank Bernard, clerk of Judge Alvarado's court. Hit-Run Motorist Escapes Via Ferry Pursued by motorcycle officers after ho struck and probably fatally Injured a pedestrian, a hit-run motorist escaped arrest last night by driving aboard a San Francisco bound ferry at Oakland pier. Ran Francisco police were notified to be on the watch for him on his arrival In 'San Francisco. The Injured man la J. D. Stone. B0, of 1072 Seventh street, a night watchman. Stone was struck at Seventh and Adeline streets and catapulted 20 foet by the Impact of the blow, witnesses reported. le was taken to Oakland Emergency hospital with a fractured skull, both legs broken and Internal Injuries. Physicians said that he probably will die. Two Girls Drowned When Canoe Upsets ALT A LOMA, Aug. 3. (UP) Two girls, Katharine Marengo, 1R, and Ilomenlca Bonnotl, 10, were drowned here Sunday when their canoe capsized on a, reservoir on a ranch. Two men who went to aid them almost drowned. FULTON DE WOLF HOPPER and company of 75 in "THE MIKADO"! On Monday and Tuesday "PINAFORE"! (RavWed or requMt) Wednesday. Thnrsdsyt Friday and Saturday Prtcei: Evnin. OrchMtra, 11.50: Mat-Inaaa Wadumdajr. Saturday and Sunday, Orcheatri. $1.00: Balcony, Ito and 0o. Nut Sunday Dala Wlntar In "IRENE" HOlliday 4300 LAST TIKES TODAY "OTHER MEM'S WOMEN" Witt GRANT WITHERS MARY A8T0R JAMES CAONEY REGIS TOOMEY J MICKEY WALKER JACK SHARKEY TIGHT PICTURES AD LIBBING on FIRST NIGHTS IIP FOR, MURDER" HEADS BILL AT THE ORPHEUM Lew Ayers Is the star of the new picture. "Up for Murder," coming to the RKO Orpheum theater, next Wednesday. Ayers is seen in the ole of a cub reporter, who falls in love with the society editor, played by Genevieve Tobin, only to discover that the girl is having an affair with the paper's owner. The events which follow make "Up for Murder," one of the most powerful reach the RKO Or- ura mas pheum screen for some time The supporting cast boasts o Frank McHugh, Richard Tucker, Purnell Pratt and Frederick Burt, all of whom are well known to film fans. The RKO Vaudeville, which comes in next Wednesday with the picture, is headlined by a group of old time "youngsters," most of whom are near the 70 -year-mark headliners of yesteryear, who bill themselves as "Youngsters of Yesterday." They are seen In specialties that they made famous in the. good old days when vaude ville was in its prime. Other arts of importance on the same bill are, Eddie Stanley, who acts as master of ceremonies, In addition to doing his own act; Paul Mall, a black-faced comedian known as "The Pittsburgh Eskimo," and a dance team of unusual merit, Chancy and Fox. The current show at the RKO Orpheum, which ends tomorrow night, is composed of.,"Whfte Shoulders." screenplay starring Jack Holt, Mary Astor, and Ri-cardo Cortez; and bill of RKO Vaudeville, headed by Eva Puck and Sam White, comedians, and Pepito, the Spanish clown. NAVARRO STARS IN "SON OF INDIA" "Son of India." a modern romance of the Orient with all the flavor of "The Sheik," is at the Fox Grand Lake this week with Ramon Novarro in his most picturesque role since The Pagan I . .Sh.6 .trtMpujWHfl' toko- tino In this drama arirl his portrayal of a Hindu lover is marked by the same intensity and fire that first brought fame to Ru dolph. Madge Evans Is cast as the American desired hy Novarro, arid other capable characterizations are accomplished by Conrad Nagel, Marjorie Rambeau, Mitchell Lewis and John Miljan. The Merrymakers' Revue brings another talented cast to Ihe stage. First billing goes' to John and Harriett Griffith, exponents of the adagio waltz, and performers Include the Williams Four, a quartet of colored youngsters; the Day Trio. Bernard Bloomberg, juvenile entertainer, tho Sweet Sixteen Sweethearts and Jack Souders and his- band. "THE MIKADO" IN LAST WEEK AT THE FULTON De Wolf Hopper and his company began their final week at the Fultou theater yesterday in "The Mikado." This offering Is to conclude Tuesday night. For tho balance of the week, beginning u- lib I he Wednesday matinee, another production of the tuneful operetta, "H. M. 8. Pinafore," Is to be presented. Dale Winter, In the much'-talked-of m u s 1- cal comedy, opens at the Fulton next Sunday, The songs, among the cleverest that the unapproachable Gilbert ever wrote, kept the audiences charmed during tho entire productions and sent them home whistling or hamming ihem happily. There were "A Wand'rlng Minstrel I-," "Behold, the Lord High Executioner," "I've Got Them on My List," "My Object All Sublime, "Flowers TMat Rloom In the Spring, I'll Willow," and a score of others. Arthur Johnson as Nankl-Poo, Lillian G laser as Yum-Yiim, Arthur Cunningham as Pooh-Ban, Kttthleeh Sherman as Plttl-SIng, Lucy Van de Mark as KatlHha, and tho others all scored heavily. Hopper will recite "Casey at the Bat" during his curtain speech In "Pinafore." This Is one of the most melodious of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, with such songs as "The Ruler of the Queen's Navee," "Little Buttercup" and many others. Antioch to Hold Well Baby Clinic ANTIOCH, Aug. 3. Infants of pre-school age will be examined at a "well baby clinic" at the Woman's club here this afternoon, according to Dr. Myrtlo Glfford, who will be In charge. Tho clinic Is being held under the direction of the county health department, and all mothers and their children are Invited to attend. DOUGLfliT FAIMI1IIK5 'REACHING FOR THE MOON . WITH BEBE DAM f LI AND Idwart tvtwtrt Horton Extra Added Attraction. Walker vs. Sharkey "ADVENTURES Iff AFRICA" 2ftc Till It P. M. l3 DRESSLER-MORAN FILM FEATURED AT OAKLAND The queens of comedy, Marie Dressier and Polly Moran, hold the screen of the Fox Oakland this week, with "Politics," the rip-roar- Ing story of a lady who 2 would be mayor. 5SI The two veteran fun sters instigate a woman's strike, cow all j'male prentenders and sweep 10 viciory in me (grandiose manner. Miss Dressier is the aspiring mayoress. Polly Is her Spartan campaign manager and Roscoe Ates heads the supporting cast as Miss Moran's stuttering husband. Karen Morley, William Bakewell and John Miljan are other players. Fanchon and Marco's stage re vue, Hot Java Idea, offers a flock of talent, with Weston and Lyons, comedians, and Armanda Chirot featured. Hermie King is back as master of ceremonies and conductor of the grand concert overture. Completing the program is a Jotble Jones golf picture. FAIRBANKS PICTURE OPENS AT STATE Furniture which Is ultra mod ern, feminine fashions which hint at the 1932 mode, and action which Is fast and furious, are combined in Douglas Fairbanks' latest starring vehicle for Unit ed Artists, "R e a c h I n g for the Moon," current at the State theater. The furniture Is found on a palatial ocean liner where much of the action taKes place when a millionaire broker runs amuck in a whirlwind race with romance. The gowns are worn by Bebe Daniels, object of the fanatic financier's race to sea, while Fairbanks Is responsible for the swift tempo maintained in the telling of the tale. Edward Everett Horton and Jack Mulhall are prominent in the supporting cast, which Includes a number of 'cinema celebrities. A thrills are in the added attracfr . nnd Mrs. r.eorge E. Randolph Hon on the current program, the fifth episode in thr -series of "Adventures in Africa." It is a travelogue into jungle depths called "Trails of the Hunted." The latest edition of Paramount news, and an amusing couple of Vitaphone varieties are completing program units. "PARTY HUSBAND" TO BE ON ROXIE BILL Joe E. Brown will round out a week and a half of comedy at the Jinxiev theater this even n sr. n Hsnad l inded," and tomorrow a new comedy drama at tiring Dorothy Mackalll and entitled "Party Husahnd" will be presented at the re cently re-opened thea ter. "Party Husband. the story of a young coupie who rnarry on the modern nlan with a penect understanding t h a nouner is to be tlerKdown. In the next breath they aren difficulties with nuUDy pursued bj a vamp and wuie Deing tne object of her em pioyer s arrectlons. Miss Mackalll and James Rennle arc the newly-weds, and the cast includes JJorothy Peterson, Paul rorcaxl, Helen Ware, Don Cook Gilbert Emery. Marv Do ran Too uonanuo and Barbara Weeks. The picture was made under the dl rectlon of Clarence Badger and is an adaptation of a novel by e...Jd n J ui-uuiey uarnes. Business Men to Elect New Executive PITTSBURG. Aug. 3. Election of officers will feature a business session of -the Pittsburg Business .Men s association here tomorrow night, John J. Loyacon, secretary said today. Sample imllots distributed toda included Ihe following nomlness William J. Buchanan, president Louis M. Rosenbloom, vice-presi oent; .lohn Loyacon, secretary I nomas F. Trezona. treasurer Twelve of the following are to he selected as directors of the organl zallnn: J. J. Alello, John Buffo Warren G. Buchanan, Joseph Buffo, S. V. Cardinal!!, H. C Chapin, C. Cautlello, Max Grab stein, Marcel Jacob, Charles Ex cusan, Earl McDermott. Bert Davl, Camlllo Lanzafame, Edward Llnscheld, George Miller, Albert Nozlglla, Wayne Mac Qulddy and Vernon Rouner. Women's Club to Resume Activities WALNUT CREEK, Aug. 3. Activities of the Walnut Creek Women's club will be resumed tomorrow afternoon when Mrs. William Murray will be first hostess to the card section. She wilP be assisted by Mrs. Clyde Laird, card section chairman, and Mrs. Sidney Smith. The president of the club is Mrs. Raymond Murphy of Avon, I'OX Wl XT COAST I Ill aVl ifi;x Yon'll l,nugh MARIE DRESSLER ,, MORAN "POLITICS" M.-G.-M. Comedy Riot with Roarne Atra FANCHON MARCO'S "HOT JAVA" 'urn puny of SO stars and Beantlea 1. Will Reid o" H i Valentino RAMON NOVARRO Madge "-."".'i.mrar FORUM 10 H NOTED SHUT nr yn nnnnmr U VILLDUUnilL Prof. G. S. Browne to Speak On 'Charm of Oxford at Ballroom Tonight Professor G. S. Browne of the University of Melbourne, Australia, will lecture tonight at 8 o'clock under the auspices of the Oakland Forum at the Hotel Oakland ballroom on "The Charm of Oxford" Will C. Wood, chairman of the program committee for the Forum, announced that, the lecture has attracted much Interest locally. Professor Browne's talk will be illustrated by a collection of slides showing views of the historic Oxford buildings, where many of England's kings and great statesmen have studied. Farnham P. Griffiths, University of California graduate and former Rhodes scholar at Oxford, will preside. Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. Earl will head the reception committee. They will be assisted by. Mr. and . Mrs. John J. Allen, Jr., Sen. ana Mrs. Arthur H. Breed, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L- Breed. Rev. and Mrs. Frank Brush. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Caldwell. Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle Crosby. Mr. and Mrs: Ar thur E. Connlck. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Cross, Mrs. Carl W. Curryer, Mr. and Mrs. Alberto de Grassi, Mr. and Mrs- Arthur P. Denton, Mr. and Mrs. George Friend, Mr. and Mrs. George Grant, Mr. D. Bruce Greenwade, Mr. and Mrs. Q. B. Hegardt, Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Howe. Mr. and Ms. Ralph E. Hoyt Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Kaiser, Mr and Mrs. J. Russel Knowland, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Knowland, Miss Bernice Koster, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. McAllaster, Gen. and Mrs. C. H. McNeil. Mr. and Mrs- Russell W. Millar. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Murman. Judge and Mrs. Frank Ogden. Judge and Mrs. Edwin M. Otis. Mr. and Mrs J. A. Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Bestor Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood H. ' Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wade Snook, Mrs. Lynnette Vandervnort, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Von Allmen, Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer WIthoft. Mr. Clyde Yerge, Dr. and Mrs. F. S. Bissell, . Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Lopes, Misi Laura Cairns, Mrs. A. S. Lavenson, Mr. and Mrs. Will C. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Turner, Dr. and Mrs. Edward von Adelung, Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin W. Black, Major and Mrs. Wlnfield S. Overton. "Arts. H D. Hadenfeldt. Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Wentworth, Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Howe. Chicago Hears Taylor Opera CHICAGO, Aug. 3. (P) Peter Ibbetson, at last, has found a real garden for his den of dreams. For Deems Taylor's onera in English, based on Du Maurler'a fantasy, will be sung tonight at Ra-vlnla. the north shore garden of music. This premiere Is the first of Peter Ibbetson outside new York's metropolitan artists who helped make Taylor's work. In a single season, one of the greatest successes In New York operatic history. Lucrezia Borl and Edward Johnson, singing the summer away at Ravlnia, will repeat their metropolitan roles of Mary, Duchess of Towers, and Peter Ibbetson. Lawrence Tlbhett's role of Colonel Ibbetson. will be filled by Alfred' Gandolfl. The composer has journeyed west for totfight's presentation, while Wilfred Pelletier, who read the score at the world premier last February, will conduct, Taylor was commissions In 1928 by the Metropolitan to write an English opera from Du -Maurier'a hook. His rn-llhrettist was Constance Collier, who acted the role jjf Mary In the stage play. Ravlnia has rarely presented opera In English, the last being otjm of few English versions of Lohengrin ever sung, this several year ago. In the midst of a fantastical baa-soon cadenza, marking the death of Jabberwocky, the creature dreaded hy Alice in Wonderland, a portly lady stood on a chair to see better. But her weight was too much. The chair gave way and the crash brought down the house. 1 Oaklander Slashes Himself With Razor John McClemeons, 46. was recov- -ering today at Highland hospital from cuts on the chest and throat inflicted with a ruzor yesterday at his home, 2042 One Hundred and Third avenue. His wife. Rachel, summoned a police ambulance. She told authorities her husband used the razor in an effort to kill himself following a quarrel. . , Roar! POLLY BOBBY JONES "Spade Maakle and 4 Iron" HERMIE KING Concert Overture 40th and Telerah Doors Open Every Night at 6:45 "DADDY LONG LEGS Janet Gassor Warner Beater , i

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free