Harrisburg Telegraph from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 10, 1944 · Page 16
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Harrisburg Telegraph from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania · Page 16

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, August 10, 1944
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r . HARRISBURS TELEGRAPH, Thursday, August 10, 1944 Reviews and Preview Barry Fitzgerald Wins Widespread Favor NOW that "Going My Way" has started its second week at the State, we find that we've been receiving more questions about one of its stars, Barry Fitzgerald, the lovable old Father Fitzgibbon, than we've been able to answer that is, until we were able to get to our files. Most of the inquiries were about the other pictures that the former Abbey Theatre character actor had appeared in. The most outstanding ones we've discovered are: "The Plough and the Stars," 1937; "The Long Voyage Home,' 1940, and "How Green Was My Valley," 1941. In no other motion picture, how ever, has he been given the opportunity to perfect such a masterpiece of a role as that in his latest film. It would take quite a bit for any other actor to top him in what we consider an Academy Award performance. SENATE: The idea of "Step Lively" is, evidently, to see how much can be crammed into the average space of a feature - length picture, and in this case, there are plenty of songs, dances and a wild sort of running hither and yon that aims at getting laughs from that part of the audience which seems to feel that slapstick is the height of humor. Overlooking the plot, a new and dressed up version , of "Room Service," you'll I find that the songs are swell, ; and if you get ecstatic at the mere sight of Frank Sinatra, 1 the picture should answer your every wish. The bobby - sock's ideal sings "As Long ' As There's Music," "Some . Other Time" and "Come Out, Come Out" in the style that . tends to bring forth gasps and screams. The girls sur - HEDDA HOPPER'S: HOLLYWOOD t - t. i P 1 It ' w v lit. Bedda Hopper Katharine Hepburn, portraying the role of Jade in "Dragon Seed," new today at Loew's. rounding Frank are Gloria de Haven, one of the most attractive young starlets around in many a day, and Ann Jeffreys, who ' tries her hand at being a flip femme fatale. Others involved in the slapdash - plot are Adolpe Meniou; Eu i?ene Pallette. George Murphy and Walter Slezak, best of the bunch in his part as a frustrated hotel manager who has to put up with his penniless brotiier - m - law, a producer mat nas no misgivings about letting all his actors stick around for nothing. COLONIAL? The title of "Mr. Skeffington" is nothing short of misleading, for the film is by and large a woman's picture and that woman is. of course. Bette Davis.. Scarcely has any other mo - tibn picture given Miss Davis more opportunity to run the scale of emotions than this story about a vain woman who, m her iear oi growing old, tries to surround herself with men while doing her best to ward off the ravages of age. Fans of the dramatic actress may find sufficient interest in watching her change from a belle of 1914 to a faded old charmer some 26 years later, but other than that, the story is none too absorbing, mainly because too much emphasis is placed on the characterization of a woman who doesn't have much depth. Actually, we would have preferred a stronger role for Claude Rains, in the title role, whose part has wonderful possibilities that are never quite realized. Oddly enough, the most striking element of the film is its ex pert use of make - up, costuming and a general concern about being faithful to the details oi tne various penous tnrougn wmcn xne nicture runs. The trouble is" that perhaps too much emphasis is placed on the physical andnot enough in building a plausible character. For the most part, though, the film has quite a few points in its favor. Particularly noteworthy are supporting roles handled capably by George Coulouris, as the psychiatrist; Marjone Kiordan, as the Hau enter, and Walter Abel, who spends most of his time trying to appease everybody. In addition, there's an excellent mu sical score by Franz Waxman that adds much towards the dramatic aspects of the film. K. Q School Districts Of Mine Regions Face Difficulties The Joint State Government Commission, Legislative F a c t - Finding Agency, predicted today only school districts in coal mining regions unable to develop di versified industrial activities are ' likely to face serious financial dif ficulties iBthe - ftit ur - e. - The forecast was based on a survey by the commission's committee studying the State tax structure. It revealed finances of I 11 representative school districts over a 24 - year period which showed operating expenses in creased from 14.2 per cent, in Hamilton township, McKean county, to 304.5 per cent, in Lan caster since 1920. Speaker Ira T. Fiss, of the House of Representatives, commission chairman, said the districts were selected "not as a cross - section' but as representative of industrial, mining and agricultural areas of the State. They ranged from Lan caster with a population of 61,34o to Tionesta, Forest county, with 845 inhabitants. "Current revenues throughout the 24 years showed the same rising trends as operating expenses," said Rep. Lloyd H. Wood (R - Montgomery), chairman of the Tax Study Committee. "For all districts except Hamilton, which showed, a decrease of one per cent, in 1943 compared with 1920 due to declining population." Wood said current revenues, including State and Federal grants, jumped from 114 per cent, in Mifflintown to , 302 per cent, in Susquehanna township. Dauphin county. "Combined receipts from real estate and per capita taxes showed corresponding increases over the period, except Hamilton, which had a decrease of 37 per cent, in 1943 compared with 1920," Wood added. "The increases in other districts ranged from 85 per cent, in Mifflintown to 291 per cent, in Lancaster." "Hamilton showed a decrease in tax rate of 15 per cent, in 1943 compared with 2920. Increases in the levy in other districts ranged from 18.1 per cent, in Carlisle to 210 per cent, in Plymouth in the same period." In 1920, the commission said, combined Federal and State grants represented from 10.9 per cent, of revenues in McKeesport to 43.9 per cent, in Harrison. In 1943, the percentages ranged between 11.4 per tent, in Donora to 58.2 per cent, it Harrison. Missionary "Service Lebanon, Aug. 10. On Sunday afternoon August 20, a missionary service will be held in the United Christian camp - meeting grove one mile north of Cleona, Lebanon, county. 25th Anniversary Of Former Game Official Observed Twenty - fifth anniversary of the death of Dr. Joseph Kalbfus, first secretary of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, brought trib ute today to his work as a pioneer conservationist Referred to by sportsmen as "tire 'father of wildlife - conserva tion in Pennsylvania," Dr. Kalbfus was killed August 10, 1919, in a railroad crossing accident inJ Warren county, where he was locating game refuges. Pennsylvania sportsmen in 1940 erected a memorial placque in his honor in the south corridor of the State Capitol. "On this, the twenty - fifth anniversary of the tragic death of Dr. Kalbfus," said Game Commission President Ross L. Lef fler, "the Commission and ' sportsmen of Pennsylvania pause in reverent tribute to a great pioneer conservationist. We all owe him an everlasting debt of gratitude." Two members of Dr. Kalbfus' staff, Seth Gordon and Wilbur M. Cramer, are on the Commission's present roster. Gordon is executive direator and Cramer is superintendent of the Commission's training school at Brockway, Jefferson county. Gordon said Dr. Kalbfus, a native of Williamsport, was instrumental in the forming in 1890 of a group known as Pennsylvania State sportsman. This association, he added, was preceded by only one other State - wide sportsmen's group, the Pennsylvania State Fish and Game Protective Association, organized in 1882. Law enforcement by early game protectors was no easy task, Dr. Kalbfus wrote a short time prior to his death. . "In the very beginning," he said, "I found that those engaged in the protection of game were not popular with the majority of the people of Pennsylvania, who appeared to think they had a constitutional right to carry guns where and when they pleased and an inherent right to destroy game and birds at pleasure. - "We stuck to it, however, until sentiment began to change, and it was not quite so popular - for ladies to wear bird skins on their hats or for men to kill game out was scorned, vilified and abused was scorned, villined and abused for many years but is. now appar ently coming into his own. Basketball was invented Iflfll hv .Tamw Namitri. in ffOLLYWOOD, CaL, Aug. 10. n Alexander Knox, whose "Wileiin" im Mttinir - a.rno In New York, may be teamed with Paul Muni in Columbia's "Counter - Attack." I think Mr.. Knox's roles will have to be carefully selected. He'll be Wilson to the fans for a long, long time . . . Yes, Damon Runyon will do a pic - 'ture for Columbia with Al Jolson called "I'll Be Seeing You," which will be quite different from the story of Jolson's life Ernie Pyle and Joe E. Brown couldn't look less alike, but both have the same love for G. I. Joes I've been getting letters from those Joes asking why Joe E. doesn't play Ernie in "G. I. Joe" . Charley Grapewin is just about to sell his big place in Co rona: too big, too far away, too little gas. This Has a Serious Side Grade Allen had fun in Chi cago, but most interesting was her luncheon with Mrs. Florence Wal - rath, head of the Cradle. Grace had brought the latest pictures of her two children (who came from there) to show Mrs. Walrath, and kept her entertained with all kinds of stories about them . . . Coming home, Grade whiled away the time playing gin - rummy with Milton Bene s mother. Took her for S3. Mrs. B asked for a return date . . . Too bad a scene of the Andrews Sisters, coaching trio of G. I. s in an imitation of the sisters for "Winged Victory," cant be put on the screen . . Another wire from Georeie Jes sel: "Sorry, can't get Louella for Dolly Twins, so - decided to dress up and play both twins myself" . Everything happens to Ida Lupino. She came home the other night to discover burglars had tajcen her front door. There was the household open to the worio, dui nothing inside was touched . . . Had a call from Pola Negri, who said, "I'm just finishing my book, titled 'Provocative and True,' and expect to leave with it in about two weeks for New York, where I'll look over a script of 'Enter, Madame.' It's been rewritten, and I may do it on the stage this fall. In my book I'm telling all. Don't much care whether I get another pic ture offer or not." edy, but I hope some day you will make a picture of my beloved Mexico." Expensive or Frankie It's not true that Frank Sinatra is trying to get out of his radio show, but it is true that it costs him more than $1000 a week to do it He pays all the line charges. . . . Groucho Marx, returning from New Orleans, wanted to adopt an Indian baby on the train, but Indians love babies, too . Harpo s adopted his second son and named him Alexander Marx. His first boy is William Woollcott. Hes done all right for his old friend, the late Alexander Woollcott. . . . Mary Livingstone at a party recently was fingering her new string of pearls. When some one commented on their beauty, she said, "Well, they cost over $100,000. An if you must know, I have over a million dollars' worth of jewels." . . . Van Johnson and Mrs. Keenan Wynn at the Mocambo were so mobbed they ate dinner in Charlie Morrison's private office. . . - . Metro is rush ing another story about "The Thin Man" for Myrna Loy and Bill Powell. I've always maintained it's not, the public who forgets it's the producers. But this time both remembered. . . . Jinx Fal - kenburg and her friend, Consuela Valesquez, who wrote "Besame Mucho," are planning a joint good will tour south of the border. Con suela got only $60 for that song. But with Jinx's help she s upped that amount considerably. WHERE and WHEN SENATE "Step Lively," Frank Sinatra, Gloria Detiaven, 1.46. 3.43. 5.40. 7.40. 9.40. STATE "Going My Way," Bins Crosby, Rise Stevens, 1.58, 4.32, 7.00, 8.40. COLONIAL "Mr. Skeffington," Bette Davis, Esther Williams, 10.55, 1.30, 4.06, 6.44, 9.22. LOEWS "Dragon Seed," Kath arine Hepburn, Walter Huston, 10.35, 1.18, 4.01, 0.44, 9.30. RIO "The Lady and the Mon ster," Eric Von Stroheind "Fuzzy Settles Down," Buster Crabbe. For feature times phone 2 - 3475. LEMOYNE "The Bridge of. San L.uis Key," Lynn Ban, Akim Tamiroff. 7.15. 9.15. STRAND (Steelton) "The Mc - Guerins From Brooklyn," Wil liam Bendix, 7.10, 9.10; "Yellow Rose of Texas," Roy Rogers, 7.50, 1U. BKOAD The'SuMan's Daughter." Ann corw; "snent fanner, William Henry. CAPITOL "Trocadero." Johnny Downs. Rosemary Lane; "The Strange Death Of aqoii Miner, ' ijtiawig Donath. ELKS (Middletown) "Yellow Rose Of Texas," Roy Rosen; "Week - End Pass," 8. I. 9.U. . G1AND "Gaslight," Charles Boyer. In arm Bergman. NATIONAL "Cowboy And the Senorita. - Roy Rogers. Mary Lee; "The City That stopped Hitler." Heroic stailnsrad. FAXTANG "Madame Curie, Greer Garson. Walter Pideeon. 7.05. 9.1S. FENWAY "Buffalo B1U," Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara. BIALTO "Passport To Destiny," Elsa Lancnester. Gordon Oliver; "The Navy way," Kooert Lowery. jean Parker. STANDARD (Steelton) "The Con tender," Buster Crabbe, Arline Judge, i.w, s.za. STAR "Frisco Kid." James Cagney, Kleardo Cortex: "Shadows Over Shanghai." James Dunn. Continuous from I p. m. WEST (BORE (New Cumberland) "Songs of Texas," Roy RogeH, 8.04. 10.29; "Beautiful But Broke," Joan Davis, Jane Frazie, .SO, 9.15. Inspects Park Area Somerset, Aug. 10, (JP) Marvin T. Davis, director of Engineering for the Veterans' Administration, Washington, D. C, and Rep. J. Buell Snyder (D - Pa) arrived here yesterday to inspect the Laurel Hill National Park area as a pos sibl v site for a rehabilitation ceo - ter for World War II veterans. . 64th Anniversary k Elizabethville, Aug. 10. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lupoid, of Elizabethville, the past forty years, obr served their sixty - fourth wedding anniversary. Mr. Lupoid is a retired cabinetmaker and will be 91 this" October. Mrs. Lupoid is 85 years this month. They were former residents of Berrysburg be fore they moved to Elizabethville. A Promise Is to B Kept C. B. De Mille's next, which ft: "Rurales," started 30 years ago. In 1915, Pancho Villa was ruler nf Mexico. Villa loved his country, wanted us to do likewise, so tried io get c. B. to tell the story on the screen. He wrote C. B.. offered him fantastic inducements to make me film. Wrote he'd nut half a million in cash in anv American bank C. B. chose, also give him a guard of 300 men to meet him at the border and remain his ner - sonal bodyguard. C. B. could name nis own salary. "Thanks for the promise of safety." wrote De Mille "Dead I can do you no good; alive i can maice you a good picture." Plans were going on, but just as De Mille was about ready to cross the border, Villa lost out. Later Pancho wrote, "It's a great trag - I'M 'JM'A BALLROOM SAL, AUG. 12th 8:30 P.M. 1MAL HALLETT And His Orchestra Mm. $I.OO - Spectators 50i prat tax Kn raqutrW to wear shirts, ties & - costs POOL OPEN DAILY FREE CONCERTS SUN., AUG. 13th PARK BAND SHELL HOWARD GALE AN9 Mil OMCMIITXA a to 4 and .7 to P. M. In ease of rain concerts wilt bo presented in Pirlt Theatre If you're leaking for a pic ture that's "Lively Fun," Packed with Dance Seng end Sparkb, that's to I!oar ad a half cf Qcsket - Spccd Entertain ment YOUR SEARCH IS OVER. HERE IT IS... flATRA - MURPIIT ft turn mm RAVEN MENJOS . 2?s7 K I. l HOT L Mi II . sjcoiadbFMm 1 AT THE J J SENATE y DOORS " OPEN ' V H A. M. i$C Vfcr - i - "Sty J &k Killed by Shot Uniontown, Aug. 10, (JF) A .32 - calibre rifle with which he and an older brother were playing c o w b o y s," accidentally dis charged and killed four - year - old Stanley Kider, Jr., Tuesday night, the coroner reported. 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