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Saturday, February 8, 1941
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-... 7 ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8, 1941 SEVENTEEN .Ualter rjineiicll On Broadway TrU Mark Rtflst.r.4. Copyright. 1141. Dally Mirror. Notes of a New Yorker The actual preace to the shooting of Arnold Rothstein, the Broadway sportsman and gambler, may now be unveiled since all concerned are dead or doing long terms in various prisons . . . The amount of coin involved was a little over $400,000 . . . Five men were creditors . . . They won it from Rothstein in a series of no-limit stud poker games . .'. Rothstein, the "wiseys" tell you now, wasn't the welcher'some people called him, and he wasn't yellow . . . He. intended paying off but. he was a shrewd bargainer . . . He knew they all were pressed for cash. He kept stall-in? them until they agreed to settle for less. a many he met them in a mid- town Broadway suite to talk it over around a big table . . . They all agreed to take half-some less than that . . . "Okay," Rothstein said getting up to go. "I'll pay you next week." "Oh,- no!" barked one of them fiercely, "you've stalled us long enough. If I'm going to . get swindled out of what's coming to me, I won't wait any longer. You're just a phony- double-cjjpsser, anyhow!", , ... "'Don't get so funny," said Rothstein indifferently, "another crack like that and you'll wait a lot longer I'm going." "No, you're not!" shouted the antagonist drawing a revolver. The group stood tense and pale. But not Rothstein. He knew it was only a gesture. They'd never collect any part of the 400 Gs with him dead. "You rat," he said, "you haven't the guts to pull that!" The one bullet that struck him in the groin and killed him cost the killer plenty . . . Rothstein owed him $60,000, but the assassin had to go "in hock" for $300,-000 to pay off political fixers ... The irony of it: He killed a man who didn't pay him. But he will never pay the 300 Gs, either. The head of a movie studio was surprised when a minor exec failed to squawk when assigned to boss the production in which a trouble-making femme ijstar was driving everyooay screwy. . . . utner producers chucked their jobs when given the same task, deciding that the pay wasn't enough for the wear ' on their nerves . . . The biggie ased the victim if he had failed in love with her . . . "Hell, no!" was the retort, "I'm not afraid to take her on. What can she do to me? I've already got stomach ULCERS!" Local loiterers have perfected a game of Pedestrian Poker. It's played with names. The first player yells a common monicker, like "Bill," at a mob of passersby. He counts the number who turn around, and that's his hand . . . The next player hollers "Jack!" ... If he attracts more neck craners he takes the pot ' . . . They saythat one player cleaned up the other rush-hour yelling "Morris!" on a north -bound Bronx express! - On one of the forums the other Sabbath the opposing sides wrestled with the topic of the best way to stifle the fifth column. All agreed on one thing: Publicity is the best way to wipe out the rodents. But a certain .WW, who has been doing that for a long time now, is called "hysterical" among other things. Ho, hum . . . Some of us, incidentally, are heckled for playing up "unimportant" news . . . But the Feb. 3 New York H-T devoted a two-column front page spread to the news that Prince- ' to stewdents are now allowed to have panther-soup in their rooms . . . The same day the N. Y. Times reported that all the bishops in Norway condemned 'the Nazis . . . Wonder how the Satevepost feels about that? Since the SEP ran a piece claiming the Norwegians are playing ball with them . . . Lindbergh, the aviation expert, claims we need 10,000 planes to be safe . . . Rickenbacker, another expert, claims we need 150,000 planes. ... In short, what the country needs is less experts and more planes. ' Putil Hanfstaengl's boy, who has enlisted in our air force, states: "What I do object to in America are the drugstore cowboys, who spend their afternoons with their girl friends, sipping chocolate frappes, never giving a thought to democracy and what it means!" . . . They aren't forgetting democracy, boy. They're enjoying it. That's one of the glories of it. A Hialeah plunger has sworn off playing the horses. He found out that the only thing that runs true to form at the tracks is the arjjored truck that carries the m"iagement's profits to the bank. The coylum recently itemed that commentators should pronounce Mr. Knudsen's name 1 "Nood-sen," not "Ka-nood-sen" . . . A country-woman of the de-! fense chief responded by saving ! that "K" was silent . . . Well, i she's wrong too . . . We now i learn from Leon Henderson, one ; , of Mr. Knudsen's colleagues, that his name is pronounced "Ka-noo- sen" the "d" being excess bag-I gage. Over at the 18 Club, Pat Har rington relayed this one on Mr. Ka-noo-sen . . . The defense biggie was playing his favorite card game, poker, with some Washington cronies. The limit was a dollar .. . During a big pot, Mr. Ka-noo-sen was about to wager a whole dollar to call his ODDonent's bluff ... Be careful." cautioned the opponent, "that's a whole year's government pay!" Remember that oldie about the , gink who has a strip of adhesive tape across his mouth and Is told 'to take it off and find out who won the raffle? . . . Well, it's turned up in a' four-star flicker, "Tall. Dark and Berle"! ... The London Daily Express reports this sign observed on a board outside a London church: "If your knees are knocking, kneel on them." - v i S 1 Theater Time Clock (Saturday, Feb. 8) FLORIDA "The Philadelphia Story," 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:45, 10. "Pantry Pirates," 3:05, 5:20, 7:35, 9:50. ' v CAPITOL "Come Live With Me," 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10. "Lets Make Music," 2:48, 5:48, 8:48. PHEIL "Second Chorus," 1:35, 3:35, 5:35, 7:35, 9:35. PLAYHOUSE "High Sierra," 1, 3:19, 5:38, 7:57, 10:16. "Love's Intrigue," 2:50, 5:09, 7:28, 9:47. J LA PLAZA "Flight Command," 2:40, 6:20, 9:55. "Trail of The Vigilantes," 1:25, 5, 8:40. ROXY "Fargo Kid," 1, 3:45, 6:35, 925 "Where Did You Get That Girl," 2, 4:50, 7:40, 10. "Conquering the Universe," 3:30, 6:20, 9:05. CAMEO "The Mark of Zorro," 1, 4, 6:55, 9:50. "Dancing on a Dime," 2:45, 5:40, 8:40. NINTH STREET "Oklahoma Renegades," 3, 6:24, 9:30. "Northwest Passage," 3:57. 7:21. , " DRIVE-IN THEATER "Too Many Husbands," 6:40, 8:40, 10:40. PARK "Santa Fe Marshal," 7, 10:17. "Beau Geste," 8:23. It happened over at Barbara Hutton's house in Hollywood the other party .... The wealthy lady invited several of her friends on the coast newspapers and trade dailies . . . Herb Stein, of the Hollywood Reporter, a newcomer, was talking with her in a dimly-lit corner a heart-to-heart talk. , "This is all very nice." said Stein, "everybody is so pleasant to me. But can you imagine how they'd snub me if I didn't have a colyum?" "Can you imagine," was the grim reply, "if I didn't have money?" New York racing officials met and toasted each other over the heap of moolah they had fetched the state via the race track pari-mutuels , . . Then they voted down "the daily double" which allows a chump to pick two races at a time . . . The reason the officials' gave should go into the history books. The double, they said (with straight faces), was "outright gambling." HOSPITAL BECOMES HOME SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (U.R) In the months the Rev. Morella F. Cowden, 80, spent at his wife's bedside in Burge Hospital before she died in the fall of 1939, the hospital room "just got to be home" with him, he said, so he has resided there ever since. CHURCH SENDS OUT BUS STURGIS, Mich. (U.R) From now on, alibis for non-attendance at the Church of the Nazarene are in vain. The church has purchased a bus to bring those mem bers of the congregation lacking transportation facilities to the services'. DOUBLE FEATURE LAST DAY GARY COOPER TMCNIW "BEAU GESTE with BT Milland A Dig rictore SpecUcalir i SHOWS: 1 P. 3 PALAIS ROYAL PRESENTS E SAT. NITE WALTZ CLUB DANCE TOXITE, FEB. 8th 9 P. M. SEASON C1.00 Plus Tax GENERAL ADM. 30c Plus Tax THE COCOANUTS St. 1 ao 9:30 'TIL 1 A. M. ADM. 35c, Plus Tax MUSIC BY REX MacDONALD'S COLISEUM ORCHESTRA MATINEE TODAY 2:30 P. M. . ADM. 15c THREE HOURS OLD AND Doc Stork Delivers Tiny Baby to 16-Pound Mother ' V I v J i A " V t C ! .. , a f . v v Times Staff Photo by Sandy Gandy MRS. MAMIE RHESUS AND "SUNSHINE" Cute as a button, and not a whole lot larger, is "Sunshine," the 12-ounce daughter born yesterday morning to Mamie, Rhesus monkey, at the Florida Wild Animal ranch on Fourth street north. The accouchement caused great excitement. Mamie, whose mate is Jeepers, a big Java simian, cuddled the tiny stranger to her breast as proudly as any mother ever fondled her first-born. From her mother's encircling arms, "Sunshine" peered out through big, brown eyes on a strange world. She whimpered a bit like a human baby, and clung closely to the protective, furry warmth of her mama's body. S. W. Thomson, owner, and D. L. Vaughn, curator of the ranch, decided on her name because of the brilliant Florida sunlight that bathed the countryside as she was born. In many ways, "Sunshine" will follow the routine of a human child in her upbringing. She will not take, solid foods for at least six months. She will be spanked by her mother when she is naughty. And she will have lavished on her the same constant, tender care that the normal human mother would bestow on her baby. Incidentally, yesterday's visit was the second ever paid by Doctor Stork to the monkey colony at the ranch, Curator Vaughn explained. "Buddy," the little daughter born to Lizzie, another Rhesus, July 29, is now more than six months old and growing fast. But she is not yet on a full diet of solid foods, and she still spends most of her time in her mother's arms. 'High Sierra' Among Best Of Year's Crime Films By MARION AITCHISON (Timei Movie Reviewer) Gripping in its dramatic tension and climaxed with a sus-penseful man hunt on the loftiest peak of a mighy mountain range, "High Sierra," now being shown at the Playhouse, is one of the most ably presented crime pictures of the year. - Humphrey Bogart, consistently capable in his portrayal of hardbitten criminal roles, and Ida Lupino who established herself as a dramatic actress in the earlier "They Drive by Night," share starring honors in this story of a Dillinger-like gunman and his girl. Released from prison after serving eight years, Bogart, last of the big-time bandits and free again through a pardon obtained by the efforts of his powerful "boss," reports in again for duty and is assigned to a hold-up in a wealthy resort hotel where, it is expected, there will be enough jewels in the safe-deposit boxes to put the entire gang on easy street for the rest of their lives. On his way west to his assignment, the gunman encounters a kindly farmer and his crippled granddaughter who, for a time, influences the bandit's association with a girl two of his gang pals have picked up in a dime-a-dance hall and brought along to their mountain hide-out. The way in which the gunman s intended kindness to the crippled girl turns out disastrously and presents the dance-girl in a dif-fpront lieht. offers an interesting side-light in the major theme of the story. -Bogart is, as always, excellent TTOTP ieeir IMOW VAIDI HiiJiLuiii; Thrilling Action 1'lui Js M, 11 P. M. , TACT nivi fWMmM""'lll1IIIIIIIIIMM WmummoHG Petersburg Kennel Club WORLD'S OLDEST GREYHOUND TRACK -NIGHTLY 8:15 P. M. MATINKE 1:18 P H. For Details, See SPORTS PAGES 7A COLISEUM TONITE CUTE AS A BUTTON! while Miss Lupino is sincere and appealing in her blind devotion to the criminal. Joan Leslie, as the crippled girl, Henry Travers as her grandfather, "Zero" as the dog Pard whose devotion has come to mean disaster in the eyes of the superstitious camp handy man (Willie Best), give good sup-! port to the featured players, as do Starts MON. LARRY P 3 PAW K 5 'MINIMI HITS awiBAl'W ttii J Pu Co-Hit- Kenrite SundPM Wendy B.rrle Firt St. Pfterftbarc Showing nSk 4 1 At 2 itii-5' """" m - I t Sensational New Floor Show HARRY BERNEY, M. C. DANCER Entertainer and Artist Supreme Direct from Club Bali, of Miami Lorraine Proven. Singer of Sweet Songs As You Like Them MONAHAN and MORRIS The Sensational Xylophone Artists Play with Hands and Feet at the Same Time Shore Dinners Hepburn, Grant and Stewart In Sparkling 'Philadelphia Story1 By MARION AITCHISON (Times Movie Reviewer) Pardon us a moment, please, while we dip into our supply of superlatives and bring up quite a few to bestow upon "Philadelphia Story" which a capacity audience at the Florida theater last evening appeared to enjoy quite as much as we did. Here, boys and gals. Is the most sparKiing comedy to reach the screen in lo! these many moons. Originality of story, set off witfi scintillating wit, bright repartee, piquant situations, sailing smoothly and briskly, shoiild easily place this film among the 10 best winners of the year. A superlative cast, headed by three of the screen s deftest stars, presents the story with verve and sureness of touch. Katharine Hepburn, back from the stage after a striking success in this same role, returns wun greatly increased warmth and appeal. We found her more to our liking than ever before as the Philadelphia main-liner who, on the eve of her wedding, is completely transformed in character and, on her wedding day, sees practically everybody in a totally different light - In the transformation she is assisted, albeit somewhat vicariously, bv her first husband (Carv Gftnt) though "it is James Stewart wno is me real panner in evenis which bring it about. Tracy (Miss Hepburn), it seems, has been pretty aiool from all those things which are sometimes called frailities, sitting sternly in judgment and remain ing somewhat of an enshrined figure of self-sufficient power which wasn't at all wnat her first husband had been looking for in a wife. Hence, their divorce after only the briefest of marriaces. And then Tracy met Georee (John Howard), who has pulled himself up by his own bootstraps from poverty to affluence and to Tracy's eyes seems the embodi ment of all that is admirable. (The rest of them are inclined to believe he bears a slight resemblance to a heel, but they can't tell that to Tracy.) Among the things from which iracy nas neia nersen aloot is yie senvening of gossip writers. But she's ready to rise to the oc casion when, to the considerable consternation of the household, the first husband returns with a gossip writer and girl photographer in tow object, intimate glimpses of Tracy at home and all that. Well, the eossip writer does his bit to straighten things out for Tracy but here we go, let Barton MacLane as a sort of sec ond-man to the boss and Henry Hull as a renegade doctor. "High Sierra maintains a high dramatic tone throughout; though the gangster's better qualities are given opportunity for display the role is at no time overly-sympa thetic; and the story is never per mitted to over-reach the bounds of realism. And there is some amazingly fine scenery to serve as background in the breathless climax. Rounding out the week-end program at the Playhouse are several shorts including a comedy, "Love's Intrigue," color car toon, and newsreel. TODAY Thru THURSDAY OPKN 12 : 30c MATINEE and EVENING 10e EXCLUSIVE ricture Will Not Dnwntnnn Thi. Show HIi "Drlw By Nifht" t.r U.m IDA HUMPHREY LUPINO BOGART KXTKA Love's Intrigue Comedy Plus Color Cartoon News AT FORD'S tin hb Of urn 1 NO COVER - NO MINIMUM Charcoal Broiled Steak J ting the story run away with us, and before we know it we'll be telling you too much, so here's where we stop. Just one thing if you don't find the episode of the cham pagne bottle as funny as anything you've seen lately we miss our guess. James Stewart, as headliner in this event, is noth ing short of grand, while Miss Hepburn as his fellow-imbiber is practically neck and neck with him. Grant is his usual incom parable self. Supporting players, too, are eminently satisfactory and include Ruth Hussey, charming as the photographer; Virginia Weid-ler, as Tracy's young sister; Ro land Young, John Halhday and Mary Nash. In closing, a bit of advice F L O R I D A NOW! THRU THURS.! M ST. TETK'S A(.(H1 ! KvrryhAdy'i wln it . . . Unghinr at It . . . talking about it! a ED W VI X) in OVfcN 11.43! ! j MT. 10c - 35c SiiSS nun Tux! is K K. 10c - 40c j 5 IMui Tax! TODAY & SUN. ONLY! Htn'i of ton ... 1 s CS - Double Feature I Irt If' ' Mi" mean big! . . , I -I' I Two top "nupera"! V WjQ '''I STARTS TODAY I rls ' f"' 9 "Tv""' 8ii Him . . . ('' V1 Uli.l I If : r' I I It'a th ttli. (X, ,-, rJrV ( K It.. ! rom.nw ) X plilC'J A) t ' I , rhythml I I IfSTlujflRjLflmflRR JamA ( An DOM Ptettii wilW fy i: iS&Mimm X IAN EUNTCR VEREE TEASBAJ 12:45 mS UA1S 11 WiLkL 3 ARTII SHAW and hlslANC Charlaa iUTTf BMTOBTH Cl . Burgeis MEREDITH OPEN 12:45 Matinee 10c-35c, Plus Tax Evening 10c-40c, Plus Tax Superb don't miss "Philadelphia Story." You're not apt to see so gay an affair again for a long, long time. i Counterfeiters' 'Take' Was Small at Two World Fairs WASHINGTON (INS) Although large crowds are notoriously "easy pickings" for counterfeit money passers, the San Francisco and New York World Fairs received only $804.85 in "bogus" money during the 1940 season, according to Frank J. Wilson, head of the U. S. Secret Service. At San Francisco's Treasure Island, where visitors spent $8,911,-000 last year, fair officials reported receiving only $20 in counterfeit notes and $40.20 in spurious coins. Counterfeiters were more active at the "World of Tomorrow," where $587.65 in "funny coins and $157 in counterfeit bills were received out of total fair receipts of $68,446,521 for the season. PBORrjSIEOffl! PH1UP BARRY'S SENSATIONAL COMEDY lPhihdleIJiia v vs. X . Viw un 2 BIG HITS TODAY and SUN. r m 1 ' , .. . .... &r tA t mm ROBERT TAYLOR bom Pidgeon Ruth Hussey f SPARKS i CD3BI Ct N I kAL K " TIM HOLT, "FARGO KID" and HKt.KN PAHHISII LEOV EBROL "WHERE DID YOU GET THAT GIRL?" EXTKA 'TONQVERIXK THE 1 X1VKRSE" hi V - M(t. - Tl KS. (.AKY CUOrKK ".NORTH WEST MOlMtl) rOEUK," and i'eggy Moran in "Margie." 2 Big Hits Today Sun. TYRONE POWER O DAKNIjLJj - uumu- "THE MARK OF ZORRO" and r : ioc jsrs 20c OPEN 2:452 HITS LAST DAY! 3 MESQUITEERS "OKLAHOMA RENEGADE". and Spencer Tracy "NORTH WEST PASSAGE" Extra "JIMOR fi-MAX" PRO LICENSES SUGGESTED SACRAMENTO, CaL (U.R) Professional golfers may be licensed in California if the legislature reacts favorably to a proposal advanced by Tommy Lo Presti, pro at the Sacramento municipal course. Under the proposed measure, professionals without a license would not be allowed to teach. CENSUS REPORTS ON COFFINS WASHINGTON (U.R) The Commerce Department is leaving no field untouched in its manufacturing census. It has issued preliminary reports on the manufacture of umbrellas, caskets, parasols, coffins, canes and printers' ink. . 25c Pin Tm Childrea Fret too Let Ffture 10:43 Story Extra! Disney's "Pantry Pirates" - wrtvw A A a 4 Jean Rogers I Mat. or Eve. 35c Flu Tax Children 10c OP EX 11:45 pi 10c 30c t rius Tax CO-HIT! The Laugh WeMera "TRAIL OF THE VIGILANTES" with Franchnt Tone Hrnd I'rawfnrd .Mixolia Aurr Andy Devine l'eggy Horan Extra Donald Dark "THE FIRE CHIEF" with Walter 25c rioa Tax Children 10c tax I- 1 ? 2 BIG HITS! Today LAST DAY! Mon. LINDA n GRACE MacDONALD "DANCING ON A DEVIE" o:f::':w::::::::; Sua. Mm. . Tmi. Miekiy RMiwy, Judy Garlinrf. "Strikt Ul tht Band" and Bill Boyd. "I Men trt TM." 15c Childrea 10c 7 J.

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