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t THE HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1943 17 Dies Group Told Evacuees Stole Food For Invasion Los Angeles, June 11, (JP) Japanese evacuees looked for a speedy defeat of the United States, and cached stolen "xd in the desert for expected paratroopers and other invasion forces, a former official of the Poston, Ariz., relo cation center told the Dies Congressional sub - committee. The testimony was included in a transcript of a secret session held , by the committee here May 26 at which Harold H. Townsend, former chief supply and transportation officer at the Poston camp, was the witness. Townsend testified he had been told at least a score of times by occupants of the camp that "they would have our country before long. "In other words," he added, that ramn is 100 ner cent, of the the! HEDDA HOPPER'S Looking at Hollywood Report Presages Less Food Due To Flood Damage OLLYWOOD, Calif., June 11 Jim Brown, of Texas, signed with Paramount but got his training in "Air Force" at Warners and in "Corvettes" at Universal. Warners wanted him for "Des tination, T o k i o," but Leon McCarey looked at him and turned him down. He's now in "Padre" with B i n g Crosby. I'm told that McCarey is paging Grace Moore for that picture. There's a swell part for her in it . . . Don't our girls have the worst luck? Imagine Rita Hayworth having to pay S500 a month for the support of . Greer Garson and Benny Thau are back together again just like they were before Richard Ney came along . . . Would you believe Martha Scott, star of "Our Town," would be doing "War of the Wild Sats" with John Wayne ULDDA BOPPEB 'Reticles and Previetcs Ambassador's Rule To Coax a Smile: "Just Say Cheese!" iaea xnai japan m her former husband united aiaies in a iew mumus . . . they are very frank about it, "There are over 1000 Japanese soldiers and Japanese officers in that camp," Townsend declared. "If you ask them, 'were you fellows organizing on the West Coast?' they will say, 'yes, we had our program all set up'. I have asked them, 'what were you going to do?' and the answer was, 'as soon as our soldiers come over, we were going to help them'." The Japanese, he testified, are "drilling over there almost daily in military tactics, right under our noses in that camp." playing when Washington, June 11. (JP) A further tightening of civilian food supplies was presaged today by an Agriculture Department report indicating smaller crop yields this year. Adverse weather conditions in May were said by the department to have reduced crop prospects to thp' nnint whprp thprp no lonspr is any hope of surpassing last year's ' Came a Halt record output, with greater needs: in sight, the Government had ask ed for an increase of at least ' per cent, over 1942. War Food Administrator Chester C. Davis called the May flood and drought - inflicted damage "ser ious" and called upon consumers to "conserve every scrap of food and to waste nothing." In a statement discussing the report, Davis said this year's pro duction of all foodstuffs, includ' ing livestock products, will probably reach that of 1942, provided farmers .get average weather from here on and an adequate supply of labor and materials. The department's crop report said drought in the great plains and excessive rainfall and floods in the central part of the country had lowered prospects during May to the lowest level in three years. Serious delays were caused. it said, in planting corn, soybean, and vegetable crops. Ao Influence ROB HOPE was Southern camp, met up with Jack Pepper and wanted him to join his tour, Naturally, Pepper, being in uniform, couldn't go without per mission, so Hope managed a fif teen - day leave for him. And when he went on to the next camp, the general in command had to have the whole thing explained to him, then whispered to Bob, "Could you wangle a pass like that for me? I've been trying to get one for two years." While waiting for a big part, King Vidor gave Butch Jenkins a good bit in "America." . . . Sonny Tufts was switched from "Stand ing Room Only" to RKO to play in "Government Girl" with Olivia De Havilland ... I asked Sam Wood what he was going to do when he finished "Saratoga Trunk." He replied, "Find a cabin in an impenetrable forest and f r icq Walter Huston in "Mission to P Moscow" opening at State to day. He plays Ambassador Joseph E. Davies. Coast Warned Enemy May Bomb Forests ' Eugene, Ore., June 11, (&) Incendiary time bombs, carried inland by free floating balloons of probable Japanese origin, were dropped on Oregon forests last year, and, in the view of Lt. Col. James W. Fraser, similar strate - gems or even more potentially serious effect may be expected this fire season. Colonel Fraser, member of an Army party touring timber operations in the Pacific Northwest, told lumbermen of this area yesterday that at some unpredictable zero hour a repetition of the balloon bomb attacks likely will be accompanied by airplane bombing, submarine shelling and sabotage. sleep for a week." RETTY smart of Metro not t waiting until it had released "Russia," in which it was being very flattering. Metro took a sheaf from "Mission to Moscow" and public reaction, so halted production for a rewrite and reshooting. It's all right for Russians to whitewash certain things in their own country, but when you feed it to the Ameri can people as fact, it's like giv ing them a strong dose of castor oil . . . Just after Betty Grable gets four pages of leg art, Paramount clamps down on that kind of photography for Barbara Brit - ton, who goes into "Dr. Wassell." . . . Allan Jones is back after a two - and - a - half - months' tour of camps. The most fun he had beside singing was doing a magic act with Blackstone. He's started recording songs for "All Out For Rhythm." R Turnabout USSELL CROUSE and How ard Lindsay aren't here for any studio job. .In fact. they're practically thumbing their noses at Hollywood. But here's the laugh. They're looking at cer tain pictures for English actors so they can cast their new fall play. And for years we used to steal all Gilbert Miller's actors for our pictures and he called us such bad names! . . . Joan Davis' daughter Beverly, whose lower lip was cut in a V - shape while skating, won't be scarred after all . . . Wally Brown says you're only as good - looking as your stand - m. He was mighty proud of getting Fred Astaire's dressing room and Bob Taylor's stand - in when he started work in "Adven tures of a Rookie." Ever Thus Kvao - wpratprl - TT - ..... .... Tacoma, Wash., June 11. (VP). L I eettine nn in thp umrM enmo Sgt. Donald Zelinsky, 33, crossing ju one slaps you down. 'Years the Atlantic last year, heard a aen Dpnnis Mnrm ; . 1.1 , I - ' - v au" vfc iii a isda news iiasn announce an Wisconsin lumber' camp The American ship had been sunk. He other day he had a letter from By Paul Walker iili JTISSION TO MOSCOW," Hollywood's version of Ambassador I VI Joseph E. Davies' official stay in Russia, which has stirred considerable pro and con controversy since its first show ings, opens at the State today . . . Seldom has any picture of like proportions ever been brought to town so quietly. There may be some heavy thinking back of this ballyhooless arrival . . . We know not! - Walter Huston, who has played two presidents in pictures, has the Davies' assignment and is supported by one of the biggest casts ever gotten together for any picture Ann Harding, Oscar Homolka, George Tobias, Gene Lockhart, Frieda Inescort, Helmut Damne, Kathleen Lockhart, many more. Dudley Field Malone, fam ous trial lawyer, makes his film debut as Winston Churchill Charles Trowbridge is Cordell Hull. The action is said to follow the book quite closely, Director Michael Curtiz naturally highlighting the sequences, which best lend themselves to dramatization; this may have occas ioned some of the shouting. This is a good spot to give you Ambassador Davies' formula for producing a warm smile when they're taking your pic ture. Just say "CHEESE." "I learned it from a politician," Davies chuckled. "An astute politician; a very great politician. But, of course, I cannot tell you wh$ he was." What's your guess FDR or Stalin? . ' Now Greer Garson can say "yea" to Ney . . . Divorced, she can many Richard .Ney, who played her son in "Mrs. Miniver" and is now wearing navy blue. "The More the Merrier" you'll not be surprised to learn won the May BOX OFFICE award of the National Screen Council. OWI announces the release of "Message From Malta," realistic, one - reel film of life, death and resistance on the heavily - bombed island. Cornelia Otis Skinner, who has been making audiences laugh for many years, has been cast as the mad woman in "The Uninvited," starring Ruth Hussey, who recently sent us the nicest picture. Autographed, too! Horror, Inc.! "Chamber of Horrors" features these characters: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, The Mad Ghoul . . . What no White Zombie?, Mary Astor said recently: "A woman of fifty can have more glamour than a girl of 18." . . . Don't tell us Mary's fifty! . . , If she is, she's right. Has anyone seen Gene Otto lately? Ran into Joe Fitzgerald, Bolton Hotel manager, the other yawn ing and he said: "You "can't go away but you can visit the Tropical Room. Sergeant Ed Smith (New Cumberland Induction Center), neg lected to send us a clipping of the 'Variety article, which send up several paragraphs of rounds of cheers for "Pennsylvania on Parade," following the presentation in the Erlanger Theatre, Philadelphia . . . Check in, sergeant; we did our cheering a month or so ago and like to have our opinion endorsed by the experts. Fred Sweeney, Harrisburger, who used to be in the Joe Cook (and other) shows have been o. o. o. s. (out of our sight) the past few years . . . Joe Ryan spotted him in a recent picture at the Rio "Army Surgeon." USY with the general story of the War Bond production of "The V ' fSpi J 3 T : ' Jt ' 1 j yfjjk j A y fl - i I SOUDANA, towering spotted queen of the Ringling Bros, and Barnum & Bailey Circus animals doesn't have to wear a high hat to be snooty. She has but to drop her ryes to look down on mere humans who visit The Greatest Show on Earth. Men have just started to worry about the stratosphere, but Sou - dana, the tallest giraffe in captivity, has been going around with her nose in it for years and doesn't mind a bit. Soudana is one of the feature attractions in the huge Ringling Bros, and Barnum and Bailey Circus, where she queens it over other members of the animal contingent, including the famous gorillas, Mr. and Mrs. Gargantua the Great. 1 The doors will open at 1 and 7 p. m. when the Big Show exhibits in Harrisburg two days Thursday and Friday, July 1 and 2. Performances at 2.15 and 8.15 p. m will feature five surpassingly magnificient new pageants produced at a cost of over $200,000. Eight hundred of the earth's foremost big top stars appear on the gigantic program of 1943. "Dataan" Tells Realistic Story "Bataan" brings thrills, drama and stark realism in the most compelling story of the last stand battle ' of American heroes in a Philippine jungle to the screen at Loew's. With ' a cast' headed by Robert Taylor, the story deals with thirteen men whose nationalities make them a literal cross section of American life. They are detailed to blow up a bridge and fight a delaying action against the Japanese to cover the evacuation of Bataan Peninsula. The mission means certain death to all. Among them a plot develops. Taylor, as the sergeant, recognizes a fugitive criminal in Lloyd Nolan. The human relationships of the doomed thirteen are enacted against the thunder of shell fire and the criminal lays down his life a hero. Spectacular is the blowing up of a bridge the Japs are trying to repair. Taylor is the last to give his all, firing his tommy gun for his own grave. Taylors role is the most vivid and dramatic in his entire career, and Tay Garnett directed the story with breath - taking realism. Players include George Murphy as an Army flyer staying with the patrol until he repairs his plane. Thomas Mitchell in the character role of Corp. Jake Feingold, Lee Bowman, Robert Walker, a newcomer in pictures who has just been signed to a new M - G - M long term contract as a result of his outstanding work here, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz, Tom Dugan, Kenneth Spencer as a Negro soldier, Roque Espiritu, Alex Havier and Donald Curtis. The locale is a fever - infested, steaming tropical jungle. The blow ing up of the bridge, mopping - up operations with hand grenades and other thrilling battle action keeps the picture constantly at high speed. TV r Man Who Came to Dinner," we have delayed the review until with a free show for soldiers Sunday afternoon in the Jewish Community Center, of course ... It was a great performance, one that will not soon be forgotten . . . More later! "Bataan" opened yesterday at Loew's . . . Since it was covered in this space, following a preview, we have taken care of - it in a separate story - think I had no connection with you two." was mildly surprised, because it was the ship he was aboard. When and Where STATE "Mission to Moscow,' waiter Huston, Ann Harding, 1.46, 4.18, 6.50, 9.22. COLONIAL "Crash Dive," Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter. 11.20, 1.25, 3.28, 5.32, 7.35, 9.40. RIO "Riders of the Rio Grande," the Three Mesquiteers, 11.05, 1.15, 3.30, 5.45, 8, 10.15; "False Faces," Stanley Ridges, Rex Williams, 12.20, 2.35, 4.50, 7.05, 9.15. LOEW'S "Bataan,"' Robert Taylor, George Murphy, 11.45, 2.10, 4.35. 7, 9.30. SENATE "The Next of Kin," Nova Pilbeam, Phyllis Stanley, 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. LEMOYXE "Life Begins at 8.30," Ida Lupino, Monty Wooley. 7.30, 9.30. STRAND (Steelton) "Something to Shout About," Don Ameche, Janet Blair, Jack Oakie, 7.30, 9.30. BROAD "The Desperadoes." Randolph Scott. Claire Trevor, Glenn ford. CAPITOL "Silver Skates," Belita and Kenny Baker: "Seven Miles From Al - catraz," Ejnita Granville. NATIONAL "Keeper of the Flam e," Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn. t'AXTA.VG "Y a n k e e Dood;e Dandy," James Cagr.ey. 7.05. 9.10. PNWAT 'Hello, Frisco. Hello," Alice Fay. John Payne, Jack Oakie. KOXl' "Happy Go Lucky." Mary Martin. Dick PoweM. Betlv Hutton. STANDARD 'Sieelton! "West of Texas." Daniel O'Brien. Jim NewiU, 6.50. 8 50; "Behind the Eight Ball." Ritz Brothers, Carol Bruce. Dick Foran. 7.50, 9.50. WEST SHORE iNew Cumberland i "It Ain't Hay," Bud Abbott, Lou Costello. Cont. from C. tne lumber company, evidently sent to au iormer employes, urg ing him to return to his job, as, wages are now at their highest peak! . . . Frank Kerwin threw a party at Sugar Hill for Dorothy aeoasuan. .Dorothy's just been made an X - ray technician at an aircraft plant ... If Edwina Booth, of "Trader Horn" fame, is well enough to be putting on camp shows in San Diego, she's well enough to do a picture, if sne can get one to do, which might swell a depleted bank ac count. Skinnerisms CORNELIA OTIS 'SKINNER'S finished her stint in "The Uninvited" and will go back East to write the history of her father, while Co - author Emily Kimbrough will do "Rover Girls in Hollywood." Emily claims Skinner weasled out of it. Wonder why Cornelia wasn't kept on for technical advisor on "Kismet?" Cornelia told me that after a disappointing love affair, she wrote a poem with a religious flavor. It made quite a hit. - So when she and the family were in Rome, they asked for an audi ence with the Pope, and got it. He was very gracious, put out his hand to Otis, so Otis shook it. When Cornelia kissed his ring, she broke a front tooth. Just then her mother started chanting in a strange language. When they got outside, they asked why. "Well," said she, "I pretended it was Latin, and wanted him to Learning Young - THE John Hubbards' 2V2 - year - old daughter, Lois, is in trou - ble with the Hays office. Seems Arthur Houghton, of that organization, is their next - door neighbor, and the other day rang their doorbell and said to Lois' mother, "Madame, I'd like to call your attention to your daugh ter. Something must be done to uphold the dignity of our professions!" He pointed to his front yard where little Lois was ca vorting happily without a stitch on . . . Don Wilson m. c.'s the Shrine show Saturday night which Jimmy Doolittle's friends are putting on to sell Bonds enough to replace the planes that he lost in that Tokio raid, and they're rounding up celebrities aplenty . . . When a certain orchestra leader was searching for a bass viol player for his band, Groucho Marx recommended a friend of his, saying "He's been base and vile for years! Gettysburg Officer Dies After Operation Gettysburg, June 11. First Lt Lloyd T. WiUet,t 43, son of Mr, and Mrs. F. T. Willet, West Middle street, manager of Murphy's five and 10 cents store here before entering the service last Novem ber, died yesterday in a Denver hospital following a major opera tion. He worked for 25 years with McCrory and Murphy stores. Last spring he and Miss Helen Baer of York were married. His widow and two children by a former mar riage, Mrs. Joyce Finchbaugh, Red Lion, and Raymond Willet, Shippensburg, survive. 'V 1 ?S 'SESJ VJ I f tm m - rV - A Ak - '. ' 1 - - A He Likes His Comedy Light By ROBBlN COONS TT OLLYWOOD "I prefer light I J comedy roles," said David, Bruce. . . . The first role he drew in Hollywood was that of an innocent man electrocuted in "The Man; Who Talked Too Much.'.' Today he was a pleasant sight, continuing on his career of "light comedy." He looked green, and his reddish blonde hair was pulled down, cave - man, style, over his green forehead. His face was a wrinkled map of horror, thanks to spirit gum and molded clay and Make - up Man Jack Pierce,' who added the final touch by rimming his eyes with crimson paint to make the whites look like mottled Easter eggs. David Bruce, in this get - up, has become the title character of "The Mad Ghoul,'" one of those light comedies about a mad scientist who discovers a gas which, properly administered forces his victims to go around robbing graves and snatching hearts. There is nothing in the script to explain why a ghoul, i.e., a graverobber, must look like a nightmare but there is everything in Universal's box office figures to justify it. THE author behind it all is Hans Kraly, who never had the horrors before. Kraly's past screen work was often in association with Ernst Lubitsch, the expert of sophisticated comedy, and Kraly was adept in the light line and the witty gab. When they asked him to whip up a shiver piece, I understand, he retired to his office, pulled down all the shades, gave himself, the creeps and emerged finally, some weeks later, with this script. "Sophisticated comedy used to shock moviegoers," he said. "Now I find that in order to shock them, you've got to give them the horrors. I am frightening even myself." A very light comedy, as you can see, for comedy - loving David Bruce. George Zucco, the real heavy of the piece, the mad scientist, suf fers not at all. He just looks evilly and hypnotically at heroine Evelyn Ankers, and when his own gas gets him in the end he dies without aid from Make' - up Man Pierce. This is a relief to Zucco and especially to Pierce, who is getting a little irked with the monster parade. These proceedings, under the merry Irish eye of Director James Hogan, will include some gay new twists in the spook field. Besides the usual mad scientist and his wicked laboratory, and the usual newspaper office excitement over the latest murders, there will be scenes in a mortuary and six ceme tery sequences. ... eras, the title roles are enacted by Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, and Jim - mie Dodd. Each one rates high praise' for an excellent characterization, as do other members of the cast, including Edward Van Sloan, Rick Vallin, Lorraine Miller, Harry Worth, Roy Barcroft, Charles King, Jack O'Shea, Budd Buster, Bud Osborne, Jack Ingram, and Robert Kortman. 9 False Faces' A new mystery drama from the Republic lot is at the Rio for "False Faces" is the intriguing title of the film, which was produced and directed by George Sherman from an original screen play by Curt Siodmak. The story deals with a district attorney's attempts to bring about a better understanding between himself and his wayward son. When the lad becomes involved in a murder, he is torn between his paternal instinct to protect him and his sworn duty to prosecute him. Western at Rio Republic has always had the reputation for producing western films that are top - ranking in their field, and certainly no exception to this rule is "Riders Of The Rio Grande," the Three Mesquiteers action drama, which opened yesterday a the Rio. .As in previous Three Mesquiteers west - D' AVID BRUCE from Kanka kee, 111., who once survived for three days on cough drops during a jobless period in New York, spends three hours daily getting his make - up on without benefit ' of cough drops. THE PLACE WHERE ALL GOOD FELLOWS GET TOGETHER Midge's Inn SOUTH AVE. SOUTH EXOLA I Modern and Square Dancing Every FRIDAY nd SATURDAY NITE MUSIC by BILL J and HIS RADIO BOYS 3 MIDGE BARTHEL. Prop. J Garretson - Spangler Gettysburg; June 11. Miss Grace Evelyn Spangler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Spangler, York Springs, and Cameron Gar - retson, son of Robert Garretson, Flora Dale, were married in Upper Bermudian Lutheran Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. P. J. Horick, Idaville. 5NAT the most exciting ' HUNTfcl year flfXToffCin 2DI Today & Saturday THE THREI MESQUITEERS I SUnler M(tt Rei Williams Bill Henry ' Veil din Bore Saturday at 1.30 BILLY EARLE'S WKB0 SWING SING BROADCAST - now - SUBMARM mmi HEROES' ADVEN1 NE POWER 7 In Stirring TECHNICOLOR! JUmBAXTER. Dan ANDREWS Oq Imu tlEASON lim Mtt WNITTT The length of one degree of longitude along the equator is about 69 miles. H ERS HEY PARK FREE CONCERTS SUN., JUNE 13th 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 MOOSE BAND OP HARRISBURG POOL OPEN DAILY JEMOYN J E RONALD 1 COLMAN GREER 1 GARSON with PHILIP DORN 3l'' SUSAN PETERS f mJ T R A STEELTON ND MONDAY DANCE "One of Th B$t" ANDy KERNER ' RM His Superb Orchestra MOM., JUNE 14 Adi.40(fplu,u CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER Last year an extra, this year a star! Cheryl Walker was chosen rom more than 600 candidates for the role of "Eileen" in "Stage Door Canteen," which conies to Loew's July 1. r I COLE PORTER MUSICAL HIT! ftfcmW Ww tW BUY WAR BONOS Md STAMPS AT LOEWS s Sergeant Bill Dane ntr. HUT I WIHEKE TO GCLiPfl IN AND AROUND . Meet Your Friend home - cooked meals always a feature ai ; Court Strawberry 8U. V " J Starting 1ULIAI Km tfirfttifg jH! J A I rails xcife JOSEPH E. 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