The Morning Chronicle from Manhattan, Kansas on May 1, 1926 · 7
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The Morning Chronicle from Manhattan, Kansas · 7

Manhattan, Kansas
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Saturday, May 1, 1926
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IX E R I I CTIOW SUPPLEMENT TO THE MORNING CHRONICLE VOLUME VI member ASSOCIATED PRESS . MANHATTAN? JULEY COUNTY, KANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1926 NUMBER 47 DOORS OF MILLER THEATRE i WILL OPEN THIS EVENING BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WILL LIKE NEW MILLER THEATRE MI SI? V i The doors of the Miller theatre which will be thrown open tonight to the people of Manhattan and surrounding country, after many delays cuused by unseasonable building weather, and the usual delays which ' come to light in constructing a building the size of the Miller theatre,' according to George H. Koch, manager 01 tne miner Duiuung, wuu be shown( ftnd only thogo Qf g q)jal, -has been here for the past few weeks , ity to j,e known to be produced by B supervising the installation of fix-1 some of the foremost producers in teres and decoration of the interior, the business, as is evidenced by the m The theatre is situated on North Manhattan avenue, at the head of Moro street, facing east, where it 4 mediately strikes the eyes of all who drive or walk up Moro street. The theatre and building are a fine advertisement for Manhattan, as it is easily seen by tourists driving west through Aggieville over the Midland trail, or by visitors to the college. The building, which houses store (rooms and office buildings beside the theatre, stands on a lot 66 by 150 feet. Construction was started last fall, and a building which is strictly fireproof in every particular of construction is the result. The building has eighteen inch solid brick walls, in which 257,000 brick, -' "five carloads of cement, and two carloads of steel were used. Much Material Used One carload of decorative terra cotta was used in the front of the building, one carload of ornamental plaster work was used on the interior, a handsome marquee containing 65 incandescent lamps graces the entrance, while the interior is decollated in . the Egyptian motif, as is evidenced upon entering the lobby, the floor of which 'is tiled in thp Egyptian pattern. The lower part of the walls of the lobby and the base of the ticket ' booth are constructed of Italian mar- ' 'i , ulc. t'laxtie relict ornaments, cast g'f especially to , order for the. Miller meau-c, auorn-inc wans, ami ceiling. The light fixtures, too, were made to order for the theatre. Upon entering the foyer of the theatre, one is impressed with the Egyptian atmosphere pervading the theatre and foyer. Promenade and aisles are heavily carpeted, assuring complete quietness on exit and entrance of patrons. The floor of the theatre is of solid concrete, painted with aquadem, a colorless preparation, for the purpose of keeping down whatever particles of dirt may arise. Aisles Are Very Wide " The four 'aisles of the theatre arc wider than required by law, to make it more than easy for patrons en tering and leaving. The luxurious 784 seats, having been "built especially-for this theatre, have spring leather ipholstered cushions,' of the latest design, with the exception of a few rows in front. !Mr. Koch extends a cordial welcome to all persons to come and enjoy this privilege, as .there is no extra charge. A 1.1 - . . . Aiiouner new innovation in the t i seating is evidenced by using more fl clearance hetwwn tlm uii ('v,.,. usually customary, to provide more leg room and comfort for patrons. AH the lighting fixtures, which include the side wall bracket lights and the plaster ornamental relief work seen on the inside have been especially designed and constructed for this theatre only. They were shipped here in the rough state and decorated in the theatre. Washed Air Equipment One of the biggest features of the equipment is the ABC washed air heating and ventilating system, " which alone represents an investment of over $10,000. By the operation of this system, a complete change of air is effected in the theatre every, three minutes, winter or summer, rresh air is drawn in from the outside through a duct six. feet square, then passes over heat coils, then before a stream of water, fresh at all times, which removes all dust and obnoxious odors after which it. is forced into the theatre by a gigantic fan,' coming out through grills, circulating throrgh ihe auditorium, and the foul air is forced put' through concealed ducts. All electric wiring is laid in con-2?its, 'eliminating any. chance 01s fire'. An individual strain healing plant is provided fur heatirg the "cry room," for babiea and mothers, office 'and store rooms, which will occupy the front of the building. The theatre -building, together with its fixtures and furnishings, represents an investment of $100,- 000(,. it wm he under the manage ment of Mr. Koch, who has had ten years' experience in the theatre business, and is well known by film executives in the Kansas City terri- i tnrv. Onlv first run nictures will fact that all Cecil B. DeMiNe pro-JB ductions will be shown, an account 5 of which will be found elsewhere in the Morning Chronicle. COMING ATTRACTIONS "BORROWED FINERY" with Louise Lorraine, Ward Crane, Lou Tellegen, Taylor Holmes, Hedda Hopper, (Gertrude Astor, and others. "AMERICAN PLUCK," starring Hr'.l..,. ,,,. titr Wanda Hawley, Dan Mason, the B original "skipper" of the "Tooner- ville Trolley" and Tom Wilson, the : B funniest black faced comedian on ' B the screen. v J -A LITTLE GIRL IN A BIG B CITY" in which Gladys Walton, aft- B er an absence of over two years, B makus her return to the screen; she jj is supported in this picture by Nilcs-S Welch, J. Barney Sherry, Mary. Thurman and others. "THE FIGHTING CUB" a Thrill-o'-Drama Romance of newspaper life, with such well known stars aa Pat O'Malley, Wesley Barry, Mildred Harrisi Mary Carr, George Fawcctt, Walter Long. ,AV ., . . . ... WAY, another picture in which , . ,, . . w , 7 jnaturcS? It might be any of a dozen SnnfrP v., -Jkinds of shows and yet it appeals "feOULS FOR SABLES, ' with' . . .. , ,i i, ,v Clairo Windsor, .Eugene- O'Brien,! Claire Adams, Edith Yorkc, George Fawcett, Eileen Percy. "MORALS FOR MEN" with Conway Tearle, Agnes Ayres, Alycc Mills, and others. "PLEASURES OF THE RICH," ...... v. . ......, ... j Lillian Langdon Jack Mulhall, writ- ten for the screen 'by Harold Mc- "ONE OF THE, BRAVEST" starring Ralph Lewis, this is said to be one of the most thrilling "fire" pictures ever made. Charles Ray, the "country boy" of the screen, will be seen in two of his new productions, "SOME PUN-'KlNS," and "SWEET ADELINE," in which he again portrays the role that made him famous. "HIS MASTER'S VOICE" and "THE PHANTOM OF THE FOREST" starring THUNDER the Marvel Dog. "THE SPEED LIMIT" an eight cylinder fast comedy starring Raymond McKee and Ethel Shannon. "THE PERFECT CLOWN," starring Larry Semon. TMrs. Rudolph Valentino in Laura Jean Libbey's famous novel "WHEN LOVE GROWS COLD"; this comes at a propitious , time, Mrs. Valentino having recently been granted a divorce in Paris, from the famous Sheik of the screen. "FLAMING WATERS" a snorting melodrama of the oil fieldsr'in the cast are, Kenneth Harlan, Pauline (iaron and Mary Carr. "JF- MARRIAGE FAILS," from the pen of the well known C. Gardner Sullivan. "PARISIAN" NIGHTS" with Elaine Hammerstcin and Lou Tellegen. ' "THE ISLE OF RETRIBUTION" Edison Marshall1!! novel Alaska and the icy Northland, now in the couree of production. . "A TOOR GIRL'S ROMANCE,' another novel from the pen of thera'c factor in the social and the t.. t... t I uciue ijiocey, proauciion of which has just started Among other productions from the ,ntivJios..of the company making the a hove named features, will be a series of twelve two reel subjects entitled, "THE ADVENTURES OF MAIZIE" starring .Alberta. Vaughn; these will be run every week on designated days. 'After, these are completed, they will be followed by ! stricken sons of famous titled fam-anutlier series of twelve two reel , Hies who claim that in marriages subj-c,tS, .entitled) " F IXi II T I N.G with title" seekine- Amewiran cnrl HEARTS" adapted from the well known Saturday Evening Post, stor - 'fei by km 'Hellman. ; Announcing i THE OPENING OF THE NEW Miller Theatre . (IN AGGIEVILLE) Tonight, Saturday, May 1st. SHOWS AT 7:1 5 & 9:00, DOORS'OPEN AT 6:45 P.M. Opening Attraction "PARIS AT MIDNIGHT" Also - - 1 . FELIX THE CAT CARTOON 2. KINOGRAMS "The News Reel Built Like a Newspaper 3. "THE ADVENTURES OF MAIZIE" 4. MILLER SUPERB ORCHESTRA ADMISSION 10c & 40c Manhattan's Newest and Up to Date Theatre S 8 g ggggggggggnigggllllllllllllllllRIIIIIIIIIIBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlJ WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE What s a show if it isn't an ap- , . ., . ,. . ipeal to the pretending side of our - . . ' - - iin Fi ran Hf in , travagant in us A man named Bamum found millions of people willing to pay regularly to see women with beards, corpulent men and oddly formed animals. He exploited them by posters exaggerating and caricaturing theni u.t; !,,. . . . . . . jt leS'gncd m a way to create The people lounu the oaiiynoo naa misrepresented the actual product. The people did not understand then as they do now that the ballyhoo was a big part of the show. But the people liked it all. They liked the excitement, the fervor, the noise and the unusual. They paid and Bamum became wealthy. He was wise in the trade of making a show. He was the master, but others now practice his trade. Others mold bis teachings into various forms. But the show is always dependent upon the same fundamental principle. It is a kind of entertainment, highest in popularity ince the passing of the circus maximus of ancient Rome, and different from anything that can be concocted. Good '.Theatre a Community Aet A good theatre is more than a well built playhouse. It is a place where people go to have a good time, together with enjoying good entertainment. Feople who go to such a place are good people. . Good motion pictures, combined with good music aud good surroundings make the best entertainment in the world. Good business is one of the rewards derived by the owners of a theatre of fering such entertainment, and good business enables them to erect better theatres to bouse the better entertainment which is the sure reward of the theatregoer. . A good theatre -is an indispens- munitv mvMin. hi,.itL' rf ijmio,vi, utcu busnets life of the modem com- tive and stimulus to the populaton. The Miller will be that kind of a theatre. : Catk and Cariy buropean titles in the future must be obtained on the C. O. D. basis, according to the novertv they have all received the worst of .' it. We suggest a hookup with the o an ci 10 cent btores. i TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT THE MILLER opens tonight! TONIGHT this community is cn riched fey acguisitiono, the finest theatre it is possible to build. TONIGHT and henceforth theatregoers of this community aro rewarded for discriminating support of good entertainment with conven ient access to the finest motion picture, and musical diversion obtainable in all the world. THE MILLER is the perfect the-1 ntre perfect because built with no other aim than the perfect satisfaction of theatre-goers made to order for its clientele. THE MILLER your theatrje is ready for your inspection. IT opens tonight with a show as good as the theatre. COME EARLY! . . THE MILLER THEATRE CLIMATE VS. THE THEATRE Modern Playhtfnte Makes Temperate Climate 365 Day of the Year Man is so rapidly making the world a better place to live in at least for man that climate has come to mean practically nothing in the human scheme of things. Winter, once the scourge of the temperate zopc, no longer bothers anyone. Likewise the other seasons, man's inventions assuring man unfailing comfort and well being throughout the year. The theatre illustrates the point. The modern playhouse affords unbroken serenity and safety 365 days each year, ridding the violent seasons of their terrors and matching the milder ones with ideally regulated auditorium conditions. No wonder. the theatre has" become the world's favorite gathering place. DR FRANK CRANE Dr. Frank Crane, America's leading writer of pithy paragraphs, exerts possibly a wider influence upon personal habits of the American people than any other single individual. , If his advice were not of the best, obviously he could not have attained this position. One of his most frequently discussed subjects is the motion picture, and invari - ably he .advises his readers to attend the grtod theatres regularly. Doctor Crane does not, make mistakes. An optimist is a story-fan who submits stuff to a film company and then expecU to get a check by return mail. s j B 5 MUSIC BROUGHT TO MASSES Motion Picture Theatre IBfven Much Credit for Improving Music More pe.ople are studying music today than ever before in the his tory of the world. This is mainly because music has been brought to the masses,- mainly by the motion picture theatre. As at no timo since the beginning of civilization, thu child, juvenile,, and adult know music. . A natural result' of this , condition is rapid improvement in music itself. Composers work today with full assurance, of an open and re sponsive field. Musicians study with assurance that there; is a rich market for their professional talents or an intelligent appreciation awaiting their non-professional endeavors. Music has been materially advanced by the motion picture theatre. In turn,' it has advanced the motion picture theatre as no other single agency save the, cinema itself. CALL IT A DAY Then Go to the Picture Show for Relaxation, Is Good Advice The first hour of the work day is the best. The 'second , and subsequent hours witness a tapering off, a diminishing quality of effort accompanying exhaustion of stored-up vitality. Overtime is costly in low ered merit of output rather than elsewise. It does not pay the in- dividual to work when he is tired. Of recent years tho tendency ha9 House," "A Modern Instance," and been toward shorter hours and more "Aristotle and the Light" be pic-intnnsivc effort. It, has been found . turized. that a man rested and fresh not Many amateurs who had made ef-only is physically able to do better forts at "fine writing" in their man- work in less time but is also men- tally able to make more rapid prog - ress personally and in a business way. 'Call it a day" used to be regard- ed as the 'expression of a dangerous attitude. Nowadays it is known to reflect a sound philosophy. "Call it a day and go to a pjcture show" is a popular elaboration of 'this re - mark which is rounded upon tne knowledge that 111 no other way can the time saved from uhproductive overtime effort be put to better' advantage. - ' ' . A Great Machine, A Cohn, one of our rising young writers of screen plays, working on a continuity typewriter that will not only space, indent capitalize, roH the '.paper, shift, punctuate, spell correctlv and turn out. a nerfect ' continuity in 30 minutes but will also occasionally furnish a few irajT!;. pints and whatnot used ex- tensivelv in makine ! ; EXCHANGE: Seal Lined Over- coat, size. 42, and some furniture for a Ford., P. vGuitaf son, -1326 No. Moyne'avenue. WARDEN SAYS MOVIES DO NOT ENCOURAGE CRIMINALS Former Head of Sinf Sing Doc Not Know of Single Cae Where Moviei Are Fault A former warden of Sing Sing prison, now head of the department of criminology of the New York school of social work, says: "In my ten years experience in dealing with the criminal I have never heard of an authentic case of any person who committed a crime because of the influence of a motion picture. In so far as motion pictures have any 'direct effect they do not encourage crime, they diBCourage it." Brother Paulian, director of Lincoln Agricultural school, Lincoln-dale, N. Y., says: "Our question is the homeless child. To whom can moving pic- ,tv:.res mean more than to a child; 'vuch as a foundling who has seen 8" ; nothing of the life enjoyed by the Savcrago child in his or her" home, the life that is lived in cities, coun-try places and rural communities? 2 ; "Is not this 'outsideMife depicted E" to such a child bo that ho is as familiar, with it as if he were a part H of it? Does not such a child absorb 5 from the mannerisms and actions of B the players what is the best of cti-B quettu, personal carriage, and cor- rcct conduct? J "Are not many morals, and lcs- sons of life brought te the attention S of such a child which lessons could B not otherwise have been learned un- less by personal contact and experi- ence? "A lengthy essay could not begin to contain all of the advantages which the motion picture brings to tne child who has spent hia youth in an institution." HERE'S WHO WRITES THE SCENARIOS FOR MOVIES Doctors Write the Most, Railroad Men Next, With Pedsgog ' . Close Third, Says DeMilla Doctors, most1 prolific raiBrtoad men, numerous, and professors are the "suppressed motion picture see narists ' of today. Barrett Kiosling, personal representative of Cecil B. DoMillc, has found in going: over the manuscripts submitted in the DeMille-LoH ; Angeles Times "Idea Contest" that the greatest number of ideas did not come from men who earn by writing nor from imaginative housewives. Kiosling was in Chicago en route to New York from Los Angeles to join DeMille, bearing with him more than 1,000 manuscripts which as yet had npt been submitted to tho director. K,esli(ng' explijncd the presence of the many ideas from doctors with tho reason that "they are nearest tho drama of life," and those from railroad men. with a similar reason. No suggestion was made that their ideas were conduced by a taste for fame. ; ' '. . Then the cause for the number of ideas from scholastic ones was indicated -by the kind of ideas sub mitted.- Most of them suggested merely that such works as "Bocca- ccio," "Master Builder," "The Doll's j vtcrlpts had submitted ideas that , were radical in suggestiveoesa. ' Less , than one-half of one per cent of the drama. And those which suggested Biblical stories did bo explaining should take the burden of religious similar number suggested Biblical (that children are not rettinr the , proper training nowadays In Sunday j schools and that the motion picture instruction upon itself. THE PUBLIC RESPONSIBLE It Has Demanded More and Better Moving Picture' Housea ; The public, after all, is responsi ble for better theatres, such aa the new Miller theatre will be, accord ing to George H. K6cb, manager. I It has demanded not only good pictures, but better theatres, modern structures, finer atmosphere, great- er comfort and all that may be ex- pected of the up-to-date motion pic I ture theatre. The public's demand must be heeded. . The wheels of progress demand that ,the industry move forward. And new theatres, , better theatres, replace the older land less raodeYn ones. Man will enjoy the new Miller theatre which is opening tonight in Aggicvjlle and the many conveni ences which it offers to them. On the right' on entering is a men's rest room and smoking room, furnished with ' handsome and comfortable chairs where patrons may enjoy a few moments of leisure, either on entering or leaving the theatre, or nt any time during the show. On the left of the foyer is the ladies' rest room, equipped with a handsome reed fiber set, where lady patrons may wait for friends or otherwise enjoy the comforts which tho room provides. The ticket booth is equipped with a National automatic ticket machine, which prints the tickets as issued, and as many as called for, automa tically, and an automatic coin chang er for dealing out the correct chango also is provided. Sufficient exit doors are provid ed, and the seating arrangement is so designed that the entire theatre, in case of emergency, can be emptied in two minutes. The interior of the theatre is finished in what is called "atmospheric type," and according to Manager Koch, it is "tho thing," as there are only tour thea tres in the United Stater, finished in a similar manner. They are in Og-den, Utah, Indianapolis, Ind., Seat tle, Wash., and Hollywood, Calif. Mr. Koch assures Manhattan peo ple there is no finer theatre between Kansas City and Denver, that they need only to see the Miller and be convinced. He declares Mr. Mill er is to be congratulated on having tho vision to build such a fine play?. house here. ; J v The front stage curtain is mada of vclour in Egyptian blue,, the en. tire stage setting having been mad by the Kansas City Scenic Co., and is decorated with Egyptian relief work.- Additional stage scenery and equipment will be added later. Above t,bc , .foyer on entering U the new projection room, which is in charge of Harry Graham, who is well known to Manhattan people, This room Is U by 24 feet, and is the largest in tho state, irrespective of size of city or theatre. ' It is equip- ' ped two powers 6B latest type pro- , jectors, equipped with Peerless reflector arcs, which is the latest word in projection equipment. Machines arc fitted with Bausch and Lomb Cinephor lens. A Roth "Actodec- tor" supplies tho direct current for the operation of tho projection ma chines, and is also the latest equipment manufactured. It is one of the very first and finest of its kind to be installed iivHhis part of Kansas. 'Cry Room" a Novelty The switchboard for both theatre and stage lighting is located in the projection room, and is equipped with dimmers, by which any degree or intensity of light can bo secured and maintained. To the north of the projection room is located the manager's office, equipped with French windows towards the front, looking out upon the auditorium. To the south of the projection room, upstairs, is located one of the . most unique features of the theatre, the "cry room" equipped with a baby crib and rocking chairs for tho use of mothers with infants who have an inclination or desire on short notiee to exercise their lungs, usually much to the annoyance of the other pat rons. , - This room is sound-proof. Mothers may take their crying infants to this room, sit in one of the rockers, and iew the show through the double glass front, whigh has been designed and built for this purpose especially. Mr. Koch extends a cordial invitation to all mothers with infants to come and enjoy this privilege as there is 00 extra charge. .' RELIGIOUS FILMS IN MAKING Four One-reel . Pictures Are Being Made for Use In Churches ' Four one-reel pictures based on religious themes and church history are now being produced by the Religious Motion Picture Foundation for use in the churches of the country in an experimental way. These pictures will be ready for use in about two months, it is reported. Homes where intoxicating liquor is manufactured for sale are to be confiscated by the prohibition forces I and sold at auction. If you buy one do you get the still with it? '

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