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i THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1930. 19 The Observation Post By Waller Brown, Dramatic Editor Choral Club Voice Trials. The Choral Club of Hartford is beginning its season shortly with a few vacancies to fill: and voice trials will be held next Thursday evening (JBeptember 18; at 7:30 at Gallup $hd Alfreds Music store fer i vus ine mewoa 01 inese unorai uiuo outs has been explained in column more than once, but for ie benefit of any singer new to Aid that applicant! for membership J sing to Director Kalph I.yman Baldwin, and the membership committee of the club do not see the when they hear him. So his voice is judged on its merits alone and he Is spared the possible embarrassment of seeinz the commit e he sings. I think I know the members of this committee by sight, at least, ana l am willing to go on record as saying that they are not so very terrible in appearance. But still, if I were trying-out for the Choral Club I think I should approve the "sight unseen" method of judging the singer! " Characters and Years. It is reuorted that Miss Charlotte Granville, who played here in the MacBane company and was In "Let Us Be Gay" during its entire New York run and now is In "Dancing Partner," is about Co celebrate the fortieth anniversary of her first appearance on the stage. And knowing Miss Granville as an admirable player who makes no bones about being able and willing to play mature women on the stage, I congratulate her on her coming anniversary , celebration and wish her many more years of stage success. ..' f But when I read In a traae paper ithat Miss Granville is now playing Vhe sixtieth role of her career I am moved to wonder. For it hardly seems possible that an English actress, as Miss Granville is. could have acquired a stage training such as she undoubtedly had, without playing hundreds of characters in her time. Granting that the actress may' not have been professionally employed aU the months of all the years of her stage life, still it does not seem possible to me that she has averaged fewer than three roles a year. For it is only by extraordinary luck that players manage to hit engagements in plays having long runs. And I believe this is even truer in England, where most of Miss Granville's playing has been done, than in this country. , ,. n in all rather than believe the trade paper's generalization. I would rather like to see a list of the characters and plays of Miss Granvilles experience and count up for myself. How About That Composition? If any reader of this column has been doing any composing of chamber music he, or she, may be glad to read the following and brush the dust off the manuscript before sending it out. "The Society for the Publication of American Music an nounces its 1930-1931 Competition for Publication of New (Chamber Music Works by Ameri-T'can Composers. Through this u competition, which results in the Y publication of outstanding new works, it helps to meet the - ' American composer's pressing problem of being able to have works of merit published. The -Society for the Publication of American Music selects two or, three works from the entries and pavs far their publication. Notice of the awards and copies of the new publications are sent to j each member of the Society and in this way the new compositions are brought to the attention of music .lovers throughout the country. During the eleven years since its lounding in 1919 the Society has published twenty-three Chamber music works and five orchestral works. On its list of publications it numbers with pride some of the finest works by American composers. ' The Society is limiting its efforts this year to Chamber Music compositions: songs and solo pieces with piano accompaniment,, works for piano alone and orchestral compositions are not included in the scope of the Society's activities. The terms of the competition are: 1 Compositions should be the work of American citizens or by composers who have applied for citizenship. 2 Manuscripts should not bear the composer's name but should be marked with a pseudonym. The composer's name and address . wwl postage for the return of the T manuscript should be enclosed m a sealed envelope matted on the outside with the pseudonym. 3 Manuscripts should be sent to the Secretary, Mr. Oscar Wagner, at 49 East 52nd Street, New York City, before October 15, 1930." Snow on Parnassus Heights. There is a new picture of Johr. Masefield. poet laureate, in the papers a picture showing him with hair nearly snow-white and with fast 'Whitening mustache and eyebrows And seanehow or otiier my evil fair put it into my head to remark or this picture, perhaps something in the tone of my voice suggested that I was rather surprised to note th changes in Mr. Masefield's looks since he was here in wartime. And would you believe it, all the 0 CHASING HARTFORD'S BLUES AWAY The Burlesque Vaudeville Riot 'Get Hot1 Featuring Hillier & Forte and Flossie De Vere with Ofi Gay Grand OA Beauties "AV 2 SHOWS EVERY DAY ALL WEEK satisfaction I got out of it was a smiling suggestion that I take a look at a mirror! "Someone's always-taking the joy out of life" as we have frequently been told. We Avert a Marine Disaster. A certain well-known saxophone tooter is reported to have been badly knocked about and bruised by the action of the cruel waves on the side of the great ship that was proudly bearing him to this land cl the free and home of the brave recently. He should have played to those waves. They would have gone away as soon as possible if they knew their business. Or else but there were other passengers on the ship. And we will not go on wfth the thought. O O Weather Government Forecasts. East New York and South New England: Showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and probably Wednesday, cooler Wednesday and in north and north portion Tuesday. North New England: Occasional showers Tuesday and probably Wednesday; cooler Wednesday and in New Hampshire and Vermont Tues day. Country-Wide Conditions, Washington, Sept. 15 (AP.) Pres sure is relatively high from Hudson Straits southeastward to Newfound land. The temperature has continued to rke in the middle Atlantic and norm Atlantic .states. The weather is still abnormally warm throughout the Atlantic states, and the Appalachian region. There will be showers over practi cally the "entire Washington forecast district witmn tne next noure, probably continuing Wednesday in the Atlantic states, tne lower lake region and the northern Appalachian region. Winds: North of Sandy Hook and Sandy Hook to Hatteras, moderate southerly winds atd partly overcast weather Tuesday. Reports From Other Cities. Taken S d. m. (75th Mer. Time) Yesterday Ther- Weather mom. Ba- Pre. In. rom. 29 86 29.74 29.82 29.84 29.82 29.72 29.98 29.84 29.76 29.88 29.80 29.60 29.86 29.92 29.98 30 04 29.88 29 82 29 78 29.83 29.74 29 90 29.60 29.83 29.86 29.92 29.84 29.86 29.63 29.82 29.76 29.78 30 00 29.62 29 82 29.93 29.78 Abilene, clr 82 Albany, cldy mi Atlantic City, clr ?4 Block Island, clr TO Boston, pt cldy 72 Buflalo. cldy 70 T .01 Charleston, cldy 80 Chicago, cldy 66 Cincinnati, rain 10 Denver, clr 76 Detroit, pt cldy TO Duluth. cldy 66 Galveston, cldy ........ TO Hatteras. clr 78 Helena, clr 68 Jacksonville, cldy 14 Kansas City, clr 12 Knoxville, pt cldy 80 Louisville, rain 70 Los Angeles, clr 70 2.14 .08 .24 .23 T 1.38 .28 T 1.18 Memphis, pt cldy 72 Montgomery, cldy 12 65 Montreal, pt cldy .... Nantucket, clr New Haven, pt cldy ... New Orleans, rain .... NewYork, clr Noriflk, clr Northfield. cldy Philadelphia, clr Pittsburgh, pt cldy ... Portland, clr Portland. Ore., pt cldy Quebec, rain St. Louis, cldy Tampa, pt cldy Washington, clr 68 72 63 72 82 78 80 72 70 74 54 64 76 88 .16 .24 .01 T Local Weather Report. Bl-Daily Meteorological Observations. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 15. 1930. 8 a.m. 8p.m Barometer 2988 Temp, (degrees P.) 71 Dew Point (degree F.) 70 Relative Humidity () ..... 95 State of Weather Cldy Direction of Wind SW Velocity ot Wind (m. p. h.) . 8 29 84 73 70 91 Cld? SW 11 Daily Summary, Highest Temp. 80 Lowest Temp 68 Mean Temp 74 Normal Temp ' 2 Total Precipitation past 24 hours ... 0 Notes. Highest Temp, occurred at 3:30 p. m. Lowest Temp, occurred about 4 :00 a. m Sun rises at 5:31 a. m. Sun sets at 6:01 p. m. This date last year. Highest Temp. 75. This date last year. Lowest Temp. 57. Tides at High 2:58 a. m. 3:28 p. m. New London, Sept. IS, 1930. Low 9:24 a.m. 10:39 p. m Lightning Kills Two, Heavy Loss as Storms Sweep Over Arkansas Little Rock, Ark, Sept. 15. (AP.) Two deaths and heavy property damage werefcaused by severe wind, electrical and rain storms which swept virtually every part of Arkansas last night and early today. The dead are Ewell Hawkins, 26, of Huntsville, a former University of Arkansas student, and Mrs. Maye Hinton, of Huttig. Both were killed by lightning. Divorce Granted. Judge Edward M. Yeomans of Superior Court on Monday granted a decree of divorce to Evelyn Segal Weisman. of this city, from Jorfh Stanton Weisman. of Waterbury. The plaintiff, who sued or. the grounds of intolerable cruelty, was given permission to resume her maiden name. The couple were married in Savannah. Oa., March 20, 1929. COLONIAL Today 2:30-8:15-8:45 BARThELMESS Safe PATROL Wed. and Thurs. Joe E Brown in "TOP SPEED" CENTRAL William Powell in "FOR THK DEFENSE" Wed. and Thurs. Greta Garbo in ROMANCE" LENOX " Joan Crawford in "OCR BLUSHING BRIDES" Wed. and Thurs. Gary Cooper in "A MAX FROM WYOMING" " LYRIC ' William Powell In "FOR THE DEFENSE" Wed. and Thurs. Greta Garbo In "ROMANCE" " RIALTO Richard Barthelmesj In "THE DAWN PATROL" Wed. and Thurs. Clara Bow In "Love Among The Millionaires" Hollywood In Person! By Mollie Merrick (Special daily dispatch to The Hartford Courant and North American Newspapei Alliance.) . Eleanor Coming Back, Hollywood, Calif.. Sept. 15. (NANA) Eleanor Boardman will come back to talkies and Loretta Young will get the lead opposite Ronald Colman when shooting of that story begins once again. Which proves to us that some of the names and faces of the screen are still familiar despite the cry that new people are displacing all our old favorites. Loretta Young is no did favorite, she is one of the youpgest of the pro group to make good; but she made suenis also, and that includes her among the crowd identified wnn movies exclusively. fcleanor Boardman who has been very much occupied with her new baby of late, returns to the screen in "Tne Big Meadow' with Johnny Macs Brown. Her talkie ventures nave not been gay things from any point of view. To begin with Eleanor oBardman was the girl chosen by M. G. M. to play opojsite Jack Gilbert in that thorough going flop "Resurrection." Tnen I saw tne Boardman in a nlc ture made by an independent com pany, a story of Africa called "Mam-ba" which even Jean Hersholdt couan t save. in the interim there was a Roland West story, "She Goes to War" which revealed Eleanor Boardman as a very pretty girl without much to oner tne laming picture industry, jaui, uue tan worn wonaers with a voice in the time which has elapsed since King Vidor's wife slipped into the semi-obscurity of the non-working element here. Such is the competition in talking pictures that one finds producers snapping enor&s wnicn do not come up to scratch. From this opint of view it is reasonable to believe that Eleanor jtsoaraman nas conquered her vocal difficulties else she woman i De given a. lead in a big (j.i,uic uiui is going to cost plenty As for Loretta Young, she is re- fiating Constance uummlngs, a little girl from the legitimate who had dizzy experience in a Lonsdale play for Colman. Loretta Young is capable, available at. tne time, and of good height and iype lor coiman. Tne clcture was stopped peremptorily by Goldwyn because it lacked quality, so a choice had to be made quicWy. Fortunate for Loretta Young. Dolores Del Rio and Walter Huston will begin actual filming of a new picture within a week. Rehearsals now going on, promise one-of the best roles for Del Rio that she has had in -a long time. As heroine of "The Dove" there is legitimate place for her Spanish accent. Physical frailness threatens Dolores Del Rio's career. According to Hollywood rumor the toil of movie making is telling on a delicate constitution. It is hard to rest in Hollywood if you belong to the picture group. S.x months rest is almost equal to bein? forgotten. Janet Gaynor ran as near the annihilation line as is safe in this community. And all the efforts of Fox to hasten production proves the contention. ... We are a dear" and loyal public when we see our favorites. But we forget them quickly when they are out of sight, i Said the Hollywood wife in speaking to her wandering husband: "I look at your waistline, your eyes and your hair, darling, and at the rate they're going you'll soon belong to me." Mayor Starts. Probe of Nashua, N. II. Fire Nashua, N. H., Sept. 15. (AP- Mayor James Sullivan had under in--,tirofinri tnrlflv the oriain of a ger- eral alarm fire that Sunday burned a large barrel factory, a warenouse, and 13 dwellings with a loss estimated by fire officials at between $400,000 and $500,000. , There were many aspects of the fire similar to the great fire of Mat 4 They both started on a bunaay; they were both of suspicious origin; and yesterday's blaze started at the edge of the old fire area. The homes of nine famines were destroyed. The homeless were csred wivib Rpfl Cross and the area was patrolled bv National Guardsmen. Aid was summoned from six cities and towns in two states as flames approached the Nashua Memorial Hos-nitai wh'ch was saved by a hairs breadth from burning. Twentv-nine theaters in Austria have been equipped with American sound-film apparatus. STRAND Now Playing The Prize-Winning Stage Success LITTLE ACCIDENT With Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Anita Page Sally Blaine Screened Dally at 10:40, 12:45, 2:50, 4:55, 6:50, 9:10 Zampa Overture A ReLsenfeld Conception Metro News Stars of Hollywood FRIDAY I JOHN BARRYmORE in "MOBY DICK" with JOAN BENNETTT Directly From the Hollywood Theater, N. Y. At the Theaters Today ALLYN-PUBLIX, 200 Asylum Street "Animal Crackers," Thj Marx Brothers, Lillian Ixith.. CAPITOL, 591 Main Street "Common Clay," Constance Bennett; "Milky Way" Idea on the stage. CENTRAL, West Hartford Center "For the Defense." COLONIAL, 492 Farmington Avenue "The Dawn Patrol." GRAND, 1087 Main Street Burlesque; "Get Hot." . LENOX. 959 Albany Avenue "Oi'r Blushing Brides." LOEW'S, 174 Asylum Street "Kathleen Mavourncen." Sally O'Neil; "The Fall Guy," Jack Mulhall, . LYRIC, 585 Park Street "For the Defense." PALACE, 645 Main Street "Doughboys," Buster Keaton. PRINCESS, 58 State Street "Our Blushing Brides," Joan Crawford; ' "Way of All Men," Douglas Fairbanks. Jr. REGAL, 42 State Street "The Bad Man," Walter Huston. O. P. Heggie. RIALTO, 255 Franklin Avenue "The Dawn Patrol." RIVOLI, 1755 Park Street "This Mad World." STATE. Village Street "Around the Corner"; "Sweethearts and Wives." STRAND, 1017 Main Street "Little Accident," Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Slim Summerville. . The Show Barrie might have "done" Beryl Mercer. She is short and rather "exceeding tubby." She has a very soft face, a gentle mouth, a cunning nose and eyes of the very darkest brown. The life of her face is concentrated in those black-brown eyes. Her hair is graying and curly. During long years on the stage Beryl Mercer never knew nard times, or walking the pavements, or casting offices or theatrical boarding houses. That is why perhaps her career has left no mark of the stage in her personality. She is much more the mother as she was in her screen success "Seven Days Leave" than she is an actress doing movies in Hollywood. She was born in Spain. She loves the hot countries, yet makes you think of London. Her father was in the diplomatic service of Spain and her mother. Beryl Montague, who was English,, was a concert sing Beryl Mercer lived a great part of her life in London. She was eight years at the Drury Lane Theater there and two years in "Two Little Vagabonds " produced at the Princess Theater. Then later she was with the Schuberts in New York. She always used to play boys' parts. . , Her debut in pictures was in a special bit in Maurice Tourneur's "The Christian." Beryl Mercer went to Hollywood this last time at the behest of Joseph M. Schenck. She planned to make one picture, "Three Uve Ghosts," and have a bit of a holiday. She made that one picture, but after that, the rotund little lady has been kept trotting from one lot to 'the other Just as fast as she could cover distances. Her latest work was in "Common Clay," the picture play. ing at the Capitol this week, starring Constance Bennett ana Lew Ayres. Beryl Mercer is perhaps such a good actress because she takes vacations from her job and mental vacations from herself. She has a daughter Joan, aged 12, and they go everywhere together. She has a canary and no hobbies. She reads biographies and historical novels and plays the iano. She had no consuming ambition as a child. She loves to plav parts with both comedy and pathos, because life is like that, she says. About Chaplin's Next. Out of the vast silence that en- shroulds the mighty Chaplin comes a flash: "City Lights" will have been photographed completely with in ten days the world breathes again. Mr. Chaplin, who writes. acts directs, casts, produces and edits his own pictures will turn to his first .lob of synchronization as soon as the photography is nnlsned. Yes synchronization. There will be no dialogue in the picture the master 6tates. Ten, Tch! Chaplin will let no mistake be made on one point. He is the champion of the silent pictures and there is no disposition on his part to be anything but that. And he probably will get away with it. If he should take a financial beating on his writ ing, acting, directing, casting, producing and editing, he very likeiy would show a disposition to be something other than the champion of the golden screen. Eur, cnapnn nas sufficient popularity to put a silent Kellogg Concert Course Six Sunday Afternoons Bushnell Memorial Rosa Ponselie Giuseppe De Luca Paul Kochanski Don Cossack Chorus Beniaraino Gigli Sergei Rachmaninoff Florence Austral Mischa Elman Be Sure of Seats Buy Season Tickets Now! First Concert, Oct. 19th Tickets at Robert Kellogg's Office 89 Asylum St., Phone 2-4000 McCoy's Music Store STATE LAST TIMES TODAY BILLIE DOVE CL1VE BROOK in "SWEETHEARTS AND WIVES" Chas. Murray Geo. Sidney "AROt'ND THE CORNER" A Great Show! Wed. nd Thur. "BYRD AT THE SOITH Pni.E" "CHILDREN OF PLEASURE" Window EERYL MERCER. picture across and make the public like it. And in addition to that, the few privileged oms who have glimpsed rushes of the picture announce that they regard "City Lights" as the funniest Chaplin picture yet to be offered to the public. No release date has been set yet but when the masterpiece finally does reach us we will see, we will see. The Odd, Odd Colony. If you don't think Hollywood is a funny place, note that: ! Cliff Edwards, seeking a 'divorce, asKed lor the custody ot his doe.- An actress, recently divorced, gave a "bachelor party" to celebrate her freedom. A dog King Tut originally purchased for thirty cents, has made his master fifty thousand dollare. Gorilla impersonators willl go on a strike unless they get higher wages. Mutia and Riano, natives im ported from Africa for "Trader Horn," declare the movies are "cuckoc " and get away with it merrily. Press agents have sworn to tell the real truth, the whole trutii, and nothing but the truth, so help 'em! Wolhcim Goes Director. Louis Wolheim, who used to be a professor of mathematics at Cornell, but who made his real reputation as Captain Flagg in the stage production of "What Price Glory" and in the title role of "The Hairy Ape," has bought himself a megaphone, hired a yes-man, and is about to start on his first venture as a director for Radio. If he is successful, as he should be in spite of his background of culture, Hollywood will doubtless have an influx of other He's a bad hombre but bo; he'i good. He lives to love and loves to lire. He's "The Bad Man0 with WALTER HUSTON DOROTHY REVIER James Rennie O. t. Heggie Morning Prices 25c. Starts Thursday! BEBE DANIELS in "DIXIANA" With BERT WHEELER ROBERT WOOLSEY , WARNER BROS 10 U 1 ?n TODAY JOAN CPAWFORD in "Our Blushing Brides" America's Dancing Daughter becomes a Blushing Bride DOUG FAIRBANKS. JR. Dorolhy Revier Noah Beery in "The Way oS All Men" A drama of the beggars and givers of life. Doors Open HI I 10 a. m ft 6 PUHCESS 7 Wit Coming! "RAFFLES" gentlemen of the absent-minded tradition, though what relation a firm grounding in integral and differential calculus could have to emotion and pictorial effects is hard to determine. The title of Mr. Wolheim's first picture has not yet been announced, but his leading man will be Ian Keith, and his leading iady Mary Astor. i ' Brevities. Doroth Sebastian she's at the Princess this week in "Our Blushing Brides" if you've forgotten what she looks like will offset Rex Lease in the latter's latest, "The Utah Kid" . . . Charles (he used to be Buddy) Rogers is signed up again with Paramount. In spite of the new dignity, his latest picture, "Along Came Youth" is about to be released. . . Tommy Clifford, the 11-years-old who made good in a b!g way in John McCormack's "Song o' My Heart," has been signed by proxy for another picture. He'll show how an harmonica is played in Ireland again. . . Conrad Nagel, who showed the world how to talk in a talking picture, is hittin the high spots of New York. He left that city twelve years ago in a huff w.th Equity, and it is pleasure, not business, that drags him from Hollywood. . . The Chicago Board of Censors didn't like Al Jolson's 'Big Boy," and said so emphatically when it tried to open there. Jolson said "Darky." and the word had to come out before the picture opened. . . Robert Gleckler, Menace Man in Jed Harris's stage production of "Broadway,"' will terrorize again in the new Dolores Del Rio film. The picture is based on Wtllard Mack's play. "The Dove,'" which hasn't been given a cinema name yet. Grand Theater Offers 'Get Hot' Burlesque Show This week's bill at the Grand The ater is being played under the title "Get Hot," with comedians All Hillier and Joe Forte as featured players. The show is in two acts and in 33 listed scenes, keeping the large company very busy indeed and exercsing the stage crew in no slight degree. According to the program there is one scene very early in the proceed-'.r.gs devoted to the plot of the revue, but to an onlooker arriving a little late it seemed as if the piece were put together along the usual burlesque lines and that it was played about as usual. The chorus is employed in many guises and disguises and, figuratively speaking, gives a very good account of itself. One or two new-comers in the ranks also lend an element of novelty to some of the dance and march routines and there is one scene in which a dozen or more of the girls are given solo lines to sing, some of the voices coming out very well indeed. The comedians were well applauded for their efforts at Monday's first performance and the acrobatic dancing that was done was approved. Some handsome costumes are worn by the principals other than the comics and the lighting effects are pleasing. The show will be repeated twice daily this week. Curtain at 2:20 and 8:20. Next week's offering is called "The Big Revue." Mexican General Killed By Unidentified Assassin Mexico City, Sept. 15. (AP.) General ' Florentino Gobea, chief of stafi to the military commander of Jalisco, was shot and wounded today by an unidentified man and died an hour later in a hospital. Before he died he said he reootr- nized his assassin as an army colonel but did not reveal the name nor mention a motive. General Gobea. who was 36 vears oia, was wanting with his wile when the assassin, dressed in civilian clothes, accosted him and fired. Go bea was here to attend the Independence Day festivities. , ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT TO SEE THE MARK!' BROTHERS IN "Animal n Crackers COLLIN DRIGGS PARAMOUNT NEWS PUBLIX 2-4475 200 ASYLUM SPECIAL ATTRACTION TONIGHT FREDDIE DE FELICE AND SUNNY BLAISDELL Dancmr; a Marathon Dance from Coast to Coast Will Appear At Riverview Dance Hall. Palisado Ave., Windsor. Springfield West Sid, Route 110. The Riverview Dance Hall ONLY 3 I 11 Lll km They rfl Lunacy Uh J pCy, Pleasure! A nu nLTvrN m I v o L JT V NOW PLAYING LOUISE DRESSER tl "XHIS MAD WORLP Cruiser Claims Record Setting 40 Mile Gait Rome, Sept. 15. (AP.) The light cruiser "Alberto da Giussano," launched April 21, today attained 40.7 miles an hour in a test, a figure claimed as the world record for cruisers. . . , Over a distance of 160 miles an average of 39.3 miles an hour was made. The ship was designed to develop 95,000 horsepower and make 37 mLes an hour, but it actually shows 110,000 horsepower. Brainard Field Lease Renewed At Same Figure Curtiss-Wright Gets Five-Year Contract at $280 Annually V Because of the present period of general business depression, the City Aviation Commission, at its meeting Monday afternoon at Brainard Field, decided to renew the Curtiss-Wrignt Flying Service lease on airport property without raising the company's rent. The lease, which Curtiss-Wrlght took over when they bought out the New England Aircraft two years ago is the first city lease at the field to expire under terms whereby the commission may. if they see fit. raiss or lower the rental price. At the present time, the commissioners agreed, the aviation companies would not be able to stand increased expense and they decided that by assuming this general policy they would be materially assisting the local aviation companies. The Curtiss lease, wnich expires in November, was voted to be renewed for another five years at the same yearly rental of $280. A special resolution was passsd by the commission expressing appreciation of Captain Herbert H. Mills's management of the reception to the French flyers Monday. ' The first business before the meeting was in connection with the filling of the swale to the south of the field. Hiram Percy Maxim, chairman of the commission, brought to the attention of the mer3rs that actual work on the low marsh was started by the dredges Monday. A resolution was passed to accept the offer of the R. C. Huffman Company, contractor for the dike, to dredee and detwsit 360.000 cubic feet of fill for $64,800. It was then moved and passed that the city engineer be empowered to check work each month and "prepare ft certificate of approval for the monthly cost of the work. Authorization was also given to the City Controller to draw funds from the treasury of the commission, smarting immediately, to pay the bills for the swale fill upon re-celnt of the city engineer's approval. The proposal made by the Shell Oil Company to put a gas station in at the field, facing the road on the property between the Pratt & Whitney and the Descomb Flying Service hangars, and to put a refueling pit on the field was tabled by the commission for further discussion. Desired by All , . . . Song Maddened . . . . Love-Swept ... In Carnival Revelry! Once in a Lifetime! . . . Night oi Mardl Gras . . . When Youth Is Careless . . . When Discretion is Blind! with BEBE DANIELS BERT WHEELER ROB'T. WOOLSEY EVERETT MARSHALL And 5000 Others Bcbe Glorious as the Girl with a Thousand Men at Her Feet . . . One Man in Her Heart . . . For a Night of Fevered Loves! STARTS THURSDAY Will At 10:50 1:30-4:10 6:50-9:30 SALLY O'NEIL Kathleen Navourneen ADDED FEATURE The FALL GUYN with JACK MULHALL GVN0 iW PLAYING 1 I Man disappears' After Police Lock V HimUp In Cell Otis J. Chase, 30, Stages Vanishing Act Following Incarceration "Jimmy Valentine" has a formidable competitor in Otis J. Chase, 30, of this city, when it comes to walking through an apparently locked and heavily-barred door. Chase, it should be explained, "disappeared" from a cell in the Hartford police lock-up Sunday afternoon. Word of the escape was learned Monday when police, after withholding details of the man's successful break for freedom, moved to recapture the fugitive. ' Arrested on the East Side Saturday night, Chase was locked up in ceil 28 and booked to appear in Police Court Monday on a charge of drunkenness. At 2 o'clock the following afternoon he was found missing. Although no definite information was .forthcoming, it was learned that the man presumably escaped soon after he had been served a noontime meal in his cell by a station house policeman. The door had been closed but the bolt probably had not caught. The fact that the door was first opened in the usual way before Chase was found "among the m'ss-ing" made it impossible to determine whether it had been bolted. Chase evidently made his wav through the door leadine to the cell block which was unlocked and passed yit thrown the tviiice station un- . noticed. He Is said to "have a long police record here having served a ja'l sentence in 1916 for highway "obberv and theft. Several years later he was arrested for breach of the peace pnl resistance after a bat-fe with Policeman Thomas Horan durin" which the officer fractured an ankle. Continued inclement weather In France this year has caused women to adont dark colors as the fashion in footwear. Y Screened at 1:00, 3:30, 5:18, 7:37. 10:07 lAY 'You can keep your son, and IH keep mine." Came. the startling words from this young mother. "Does one slip make a bad woman?" On the Stage FAN'CHON & MARCO'S "MILKY WAY" Idea DON GIL and His Band FOX MOVIETONE NEWS FOX IMILI FOX GREATER SHOW SEASON S Positively v-f I Times ' Thursday Screened at ll:no, 1:0X, 3:16, 5:24, 7:32. I:i0 WrrnTrmnv IN CLIFF -EDWAHOr A WAR OF FUN AND LAUGHTER The funniest soldier comedy since "Shoulder Arms" and that's something! 30 Minutes of Sound News , I Positively f M WA screen ea at i;vu, - i i

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