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TIMES PHONE 61M - THE READING TIM E 3 , RE AD! NO, '. - PA WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH T? , ri 9 5 $ TIMES pHOtfe 6101 J - - 7 .irtIL Mmm ' Z; AGREED UPON nore Paper Declares Ex - utives Will Complete Plans At Conference Friday BALTIMORE, March 13 (IP) The Baltimore Sun tomorrow will say in a copyrighted article by J. F. Essary, Washington correspondent, under a Philadelphia dateline, that executives of the eastern railways have found. four - party scheme of consolidation in their territory and will consider it at what may be a conclusive conference to be held Friday in New York. These facts became Known, the article will say, upon indisputable authority today, when :'t also became known that the major demands of the Pennsylvania railroad in the allocation of the smaller lines have been met, and this company now is ready to join in extinguishing the proposed Loree fifth trunk line and is ready to approve the compromise. Depends On Loree The success of this new den! in the eastern transportation territory, the article will state, so far as the railroads are concerned, depends only on the abandonment by L. F. Ixiree, president of the Delaware & Hudson, of his project for a fifth trunk line from New York westward. . Executives of the Pennsylvania, Baltimore & Ohio, New York Central and the Nickel Plate, upon whose properties the new systems would be built, the article will state further, are convinced that Loree is tiow willing, in the interest of peace ami progress, to forego his scheme and to cooperate in developing a four - party plan which may be acceptable to tho government. How Roads Are Shared The compromise comprehends the following allocations, the article will say, as now agreed upon by all interests, save Loree: 1 The Norfolk & "Western goes outright to the Pennsylvania and the Virginia railway is to be divided between tho Norfolk & "Western and the Chesapeake & Ohio. 2 The I high Valley is to pass to .iolnt control of the Pennsylvania and the Nickel Plate, thereby giving each a New York - Buffalo short line and relieving the present main line of the Pennsylvania between Harris - Vurg and Trenton of much of its congestion. i 3 The Pennsylvania Is awarded a snort line between Chicago and St. Louis, cither tiio Chicago & Eastern Illinois or tho Chicago & Alton. Also tlie Pennsylvania is conceded either trackage rights along Lake Erie or tii privilege of paralleling the New York Central. Reading To B. & O. 4 Tho Baltimore & Ohio is given the Western Maryland outfight, the Heading and New Jersey Central, although the Pennsylvania may be given some trackage rights over a part of tho Reading, lights yet to be negotiated. 5 The Wabash goes to the Baltimore & Ohio, including trackage rights over the Canadian National, between Detroit and Buffalo, but that part of the Wabash between St. Louis and Kansas City may be allocated to some western line. 6 The Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Is to be divided between the Baltimore & Ohio and the New York Central, the Baltimore & Ohio gaining that part between Pittsburgh and Buffalo, which is particularly useful to it on south bound traffic. 7 The Delaware & Hudson, the parent Loree .road, would become a "bridge" line to be used by all of the pastern systems and reaching New England. territory. 8 The Lackawanna will probably go to the New York Central on the final showdown. RADIO COMMISSION NEAR END OF LIFE WASHINGTON, March 13 With only 48 hours more of life allowed the Federal Radio commission under Its present grant of existence, t lie senate today declined to accept the house amendment to its bill continuing the commission for another year and insisted upon a conference. Although a conference between the senate and house on their differences on radio legislation can not be held until Thursday when the commission expires, confidence was expressed at the capitol that tho prospective hiatus of a few days in the formal life of the commission would be immaterial. Until some legislation is Ironed out, radio control would be thrown into the hands of Secretary Hoover and tne department of commerce but the .ame radio commission would serve then under present law as a board of review in the event of anoeals and it is believed it would be left in final authority, UNIONS REPUDIATE BROPHY MEETING NEW KENSINGTON, March 13 ) Delegates from 20 local unions of the United Mine Workers in the Allegheny Valley district met here .today and voted to have nothing to do with the "save - the - union" conference called for Pittsburgh April 1 by John Brophy, Powers Hapgood. and Patrick Toohey. The unions decided not to send delegates to the Pittsburgh meeting and to expel from membership any members who aligned themselves with what was termed a "communistic organization." The conference alo voted to repudiate the Pennsylvania - Ohio miners' relief rommlttpo and urged friends of the United Mine Workers to cease contributions to the committee. DETECTIVE ABSOLVED OF SLAYING BANDIT HARRISBURG, March 13 (P) W. ( '. Truby, detective of the Harrisburg police force was freed today by a coroner's jury which investigated the death of James Dixon, Negro "phantom burglar,"' whom Truby fatally wouiHied last Wednesday when he resisted arrest. Police said Dixon took part In many burglaries in h;y section In recent months. In telling of the struggle Truby said that he ehot Dixon in self - defense and to prevent him from escaping after he had attacked both himself and State Policeman William J. Miller with a blackjack. Miller and Mrs. Sarah Wilson near whose house the shooting occurred corroborated th detective s story. LITHUANIA GOES TO SEA RIGA, March 13. Lithuania is go - lag to sea. A Lithuanian conipany, to be known as the "First Lithuanian Merchant Marine," is in process of organization, with only domestic funds forming Its capital. It proposes to buy second - hand ships, build new tonnage and compete under the Lithuanian flag In the $3,200,000 an nual shipping buslne" now given to DIVIDED $2,000,000 ON HIS DEATHBED Benjamin Gives Estate to Daughters to Cut Off Estranged Second Wife NEW YORK, March 13 ' Dr. George Hilvard Benjamin, eminent scientist, criminologist and head of the sooially prominent Benjamin family, carried the family;s feud with him into the grave. So bitter was the feeling between him and his estranged second wife, the former Grace Tremalne whose entrance into the family more than a quarter century ago caused the breach that he called his three emi dren to his deathbed and there dis tribtited his $2,000,000 fortune so she could not benefit by his demise. Appointment Opposed That was disclosed yesterday fol lowing the appointment by Surrogate John P. O'Brien of Mrs. Henry H. Rogers, wife of the millionaire oil magnate, as administratrix of ner father's estate. Mrs. Rogers' appointment had been opposed by her stepmother, to whom she is said to have spoken not once since the latter became the second Mrs. Benjamin. Not until William Evarts Benjamin, her brother - in - law, had threatened to withdraw a trust fund established by her husband at the time of their separation and yielding her $3,000 annually did she surrender. Benjamin died last November 10. Only a few days before he'summon - ed his three children, all daughters, to his bedside. Mrs. Rogers, the eldest, he requested to take charge of his affairs, explaining that he would die intestate. Her sisters, Mrs. Frances B. Lackland and Miss Rosalie de - Villiers - Benjamin, assented. The dying man gave instructions for the disposition of certain sums and properties for his grandchildren, in cluding the former Miilicent Rogers, who divorced Count Salm to marry the rich Argentinian, Arturo Ramos. CODDLING MANIA I Police Believe Youth Burned Himself with Acid Only To Cain Sympathy DENVER, Col.,' March 13 A orav - inqr for sympathy and attention is believed to have led Melvin Smith, 21, to inflict the acid burns which kept him in a. hospital here more than two years. Smith, who is under police guard, Is to be taken to the Colorado Psychopathic hospital for observation while authorities determine what shall be done with him. Unwilling to accept the theory that Smith tortured himself merely to collect his $7.50 weekly insurance, officials probed about for other reasons. A study of his record turned up the "sympathy" complex. Kept Quiet for Nure Three years ago Smith was treated at a hospital after his bicycle had been struck by an automobile. Although not badly hurt, be stayed in the hospital 10 days. During the time the youth apparently suffered considerable pain, but his moanings were stopped when a kindly nurse spoke soothingly to him and gave, him a hypodermic injection, usually consisting only of water. Physicians had difficulty in persuading him, he was well enough to leave the hospital. While working for th Mine and Smelter Supply company Smith suffered a slight burn. He was sent to the hospital, and seemed glad to get there. The burn would heal, but just as the patient was to be discharged it would break out again. Physicians Puzzled The, best physicians of the city were puzzled. Meanwhile Smith seemed in good spirits, but hospital attenda nts said he demanded constant attention and sympathy. Then an insurance company detective reported he had discovered Smith with a bottle of sulphuric acid - , burning his arm purposely. Charges of obtaining money under false pretences were filed. "He's the sympathy kid," said Deputy District Attorney Newman. "He couldn't stand belmj without someone to make a fuss over him." BLIND SINCE BIRTH, GIRL, 20, NOW SEES TO WANDA, March 13 (V - Paul - ir.e Jelliff, 20, blind since birth, could distinguish between light and dark ness and between moving and stationary objects tonight for the first time in her life following an operation at Packer hospital, Saye. Sur - goons at the institution said they were confident she would have full and normal sight within a few days. Mis3 Jelliff, who lives with an aunt, Mrs. Howell Burnham, at Bentley Creek, has made a hobby of growing flowers, which she distinguished through their fragrance and shape. BYRD PLANE TO BE TESTED WITH SKIS TICONDEROGA, N. Y., March 13 (IP) The Bellanca monoplane, to be used? by Commander Richard E. Byrd, In his Antarctic trip, arrived here today for a series of tests on the ice of Lake Champlain. The plane, piloted by jyoyd Bennett, landed on the Ice near this, village at 4.20 p. m after leaving New York city at 2.05 p. m. The primary purpose of 'the trip here was to test a set of skis to be used for ice work in the Antarctic. Bennett and his companions Immedi. ately set to work attaching the skis In place of the wheels after landing. The skis were brought here in, the cabin of the plane. Accompanying Bennett were Bernt Balchen, Byrd's flying companion on his trans - Atlantlo flight; , B. J. Weatherby, a motor expert, and Thomas Mulroy. U. S. RICE FOR JAPAN WASHINGTON, March 13. Uncle Sam - sold Japan, the world's largest rice producer, nearly 100,000,000 pounds of rice last year. Department of commerce reports indicate that this country raised four and one - half times as much last year as In 1900, although only Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and California grow appreciable quantities. - Louisiana supplies nearly half the crop. Porto Rico Is the best customer and Hawaii is second. Japan's purchases depend upon home production. HOSPITAL FAKER HAS Fir trees sometimes reach a height of 120 feet: but an oak of this stature is rate. Sidney on Stage 30 Years Before Becoming Film Star Eleanor Boardman and George Bancroft Both Natives of Pennsylvania, Having . . Been Born in Phil ly , ?eorge Sidney has recently joined the cinema world. His latest part Is in one of the featured roles with J. Farrell MacDonald and Vera Gordon in "The Cohens and Kelleys in Paris," the Universal production now playing at the Capitol theatre. . Thirty years in the theatre is' Sidney's record. He started at the age of IS. Having been stage - struck and often practicing at home, he finally went on, one amateur night, at the old Bowery Museum'and won a barrel of flour. Sidney knew Al Woods when be was a bill poster and Sam Harris when he was a laundry runner. Sidney played in "Busy Izzy" for 15 years. "Tho Show Shop" with Douglas Falubanks followed, and then "Welcome Stranger." Although his life is jammed with thrilling incidents of varying nature, Sidney clalpis that he has had more excitingvexperience in his three years of picture work than in this 30 years cn the stage. Sidney's first picture was "Potash and Perlmutter' in Hollywood." In this he had to get in a lion.'s den, be caught in a burning building and drive 70 miles" an hour through crowded streets. His second picture was "Classified." and his biggest hit heretofore was "The Cohens and Kellys," the screen version of Aaron Hoffman's famous stage play which made such a signal hit that tho "Paris" edition of the affairs of the Irish and Jewish families was prepared as1 a sequel duo to thousands of requests made by exhibitors and film fans for another "Cohens and Kellys." ELEANOR BOARDMAN BORN IN PHjjLLY Eleanor Boardman, star of "The Crowd" at Loew's Colonial tills week, was born and educated in Philadelphia. At first she planned to be an interior decorator but she hardly had finished her education when she was discovered by executives of the old Goldwyn studio, who gave her a contract and sent her to California. During the past two years she has appeared in such productions as "Proud Flesh," "The Way of a Girl," "The Auction Block" and "Exchange of Wives." STONE MOUNTAIN IN NEW LAW FIGHT ATLANTA, Ga,, March 13 A court fight has developed over the affairs of the Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial association, just as that body was planning a gala celebration on April 9 to unveil the statute of General Robert E. Lee 'and his horse, with Mayor James J. Walker, of New York, as one of the principal speakers. Mrs. Frank .Mason, sister of Sam uel Venable, owner of the mountain cn which the great monument is be ing carved, has filed suit in De Kalb superior court as a member of the memorial association, to enjoin the association from blasting or re moving from the mountainside the first head of Lee that was carved there. This head was started by Gutzon Borglum, discharged sculptor, and revision of plans by Augustus Lukeman, of New York, made it necessary to carve another figure of Lee. TWO PRIESTS HELD IN CATHOLIC PLOT MEXICO CITY, March 13 &) Two Catholic priests, Juan Macias Navarro, and Eliseo Ramirez, were brought to Mexico City from Gauda - lajara today where they had been arrested charged with seditious activities. It was said, however, that other arrests at Guadalajara are expected as a result of the so - called Catholic rebellion in the state of Jalisco. CARDINAL MUNDELEIN VISITS ROME COLLEGE ROME, March 13 (IP) The College of Propaganda, for which Cardinal Mundelein, of Chicago, yesterday handd the Pope a check for $1,500, - 000, raised in, the form of a loan by Americans, was honored by a visit from the cardinal today. Monsignor Dini, rector of, the college, greeted him in the name of the student body, whom, he said, would feel encourage, ment, inspiration and pride at the exalted position attained by a former student of more than 30 years ago. v West Lawn The weekly assembly program of the Spring township high school was in charge of the eighth grade home room and their dean, John E. Harris. It proved to be one of the finest programs of the term. Daniel Landis presided. Miss Stopper, the musical director, had charge of the opening devotional song, "Sun of My Soul." The Scripture lesson was read by Robert Dietrich. Evelyn Schaeffer played two accordion solos, "It All Depends on You," and "Among My Souvenirs." She was accompanied on the piano by Margaret Schell. The Eighth Grade Vocal Trio, composed of Susan Crawford, Anna Sei - fert and Marian Smeck sang. They were accompanied by Lillian Loewen. The Lkelele Duo, composed of Anna Frame and Lewis Frey, played "Honolulu Moofi," and "At Sundown," accompanied by Margaret Shell. The comedy was supplied by William Hughes and Warren Orth, who entertained In both songs and stories. The star number on the program was staged by Frances Miller when she presented a number of magical feats that brought the audi ence to its feet. Some of her tricks were well planned and executed without a hitch. The closing number was a song under the baton of Miss Stopper. ' HEADACHE v - X RELIEVED . niiirif f v CVntfoir Carter' Little Liver Fills I move the bowtlt frte from " Pin end unpleannt tfttr ffectt. They relieve the ivitem of conitir" - tlon polioni which mtny timet caute a dull' nd selling head. Remember they ere doo tor's prescription and can be given with abo lute confidence to every member of the family. All Druii 2c end 73c Red Package. traces mmxs BANCROFT, EASTERNER, IS WESTERN STAR . CEORGE BANCROFT'S rise to film' stardom' calls special attention to a long stage and screen career, every step of which leads inevitably to his present position of eminence. An easterner, his remarkable portrayal of a western bad man first brought him into screen prominence, and earned him a long term contract with Paramount. Bancroft's stage successes include, "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine," "Paid in Full" and "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly." His first picture wag "Driven," and following closely were "The Rough Riders," "Old Ironsides," "The Pony Express" and "Underworld," the picture that made him. He is at the State this week in "The Showdown." He has a glowing personality; one which makes friends for him instantly. He Is six feet, two inches tall, and weighs almost 200 pounds. He is a lover of the outdoor life and athletics. He was educated at Tome institute, and the Naval academy at Annapolis, He was born in Philadelphia. ' ' RALPH INCE VETERAN OF MOVIEDOM RALPH INCE, who is featured In "Chicago After Midnight," at the Arcadia, not only starred in the picture but directed and produced it as well. Ince is a veteran'of the films being among the first to desert the legitimate stage for the movies when they were little more than flickering pictures thrown on a screen. He was connected with several of the pioneer companies in the early day of the industry In Los Angeles and Hollywood. Ho is a native of Boston. INSPIRATION BIG HELP TO EDDIE DAVIS EDDIE "DANCING" DAVIS can really say, "Dancing is my middle name." Eddie has been a dancer as long as he can remember and he admits he has never tried to swear off. In spite of the binding routine by which a "hoofer" dances the scheduled steps and no mere while he's on the stage, Eddie claims that many of his own best steps he first improvised under the inspiration of the moment right in front of the audience. AFGHAN KING SHINES OVER KING GEORGE LONDON, March 13 (IP) King Amanullah, of Afghanistan in a tunic of sky blue satin and flaming crimson trousers decked with more military trappings than London has ever seen assembled on one man out - snone King George and all the other high officials of stat who gathered in colorful array at Victoria station to welcome him to Great Britai - Queen Souriya, swathed " ables, appeared a demure little p ,son and was somewhat shy as she went through the welcoming ceremonies upon the arrival of the Afghan party In London for its 20 - day visit Everybody was talking and nobody understanding about anything lie said, for the Afgha party does not speak English and the English royal family does not speak the Afghan language. The lone Interpreter at the station was easily the busiest man. in London for the time. EPHRATA SCHEDULED TO BE MYSTIFIED EPHRATA, March 13. A magical and mind reading entertainment will constitute the next number of the Ephrata Legion lyceum course, to be given in the Grand theatre this evening. ' The entertainment will be given by a trio known as the Floyds Company, consisting of Prof. W. E. Floyd, magician; Mrs. Floyd, mind reader, and A. M. Heilman, musician. A very delightful social event took place here Friday afternoon, when Mrs. Lawrence Hackman entertained a number of guests at a bridge luncheon at her home on North State street. . Many Present Those present were: Mrs. J. M. Baum, Mrs. J. T. Evans, Mrs. D. L. Hamaker, Mrs. Clemon Eberly, Mrs. C. S. Yeager, Jr., Mrs. A. M. Yeager, Mrs. Harry Hutter, Mrs. Elmer. Bat - dorf, Mrs. Milo Herr, Mrs. C. W. Jones, Mrs. J. Y. Kyper, Mrs. Ellen Singer, Mrs. Reed Cox, Mrs. E. H, Newcomb, Mrs. Ivan Mentzcr, Mrs. Leslie Morrow, Mrs. W. K. Martin, Mrs. B. F. Wlnkleblech, Mrs. Clair Redcay, Mrs. Kreidor Kurtz and Misses Laura and Edith Yeager, all of thisj place; Mrs. Adam Brubaker, of Denver, and Mrs., Charles Pike, of Coatesville. Organize Reformed W. M. S. A permanent organization of the Woman's Missionary society was effected at a meeting Thursday at Bethany church. .The officers elected were: President, Mrs. It. E. G.rover; secretary, Miss Lena Hartz, and treasurer, Mrs. Ivan Mentzer. A draft of a constitution was read by Miss Hartz, and unanimously adopted. An interesting feature of the meeting was an address on missionary topics, by Mrs. Carrie M. Kerschner, ot Philadelphia, executive secretary of the Woman's Missionary 60Clety of the General Synod of the Reformed church. The next meeting will be held April 3, at the home of Mrs. R. E. Grover, on South State street. BRIQUETS STAGE WAR BERLIN, March 13. War again rages in the Ruhr valley, but this time It is a battle of briquets. Bituminous and lignite briquets vie for the honor of heating the smaller homes, and in the past decade the lignite product has succeeded in driving its bituminous rival from the territory east of the Weser river. PIANO OPPORTUNITY GET THIS? A brand new Btranbe Plaver, and Tpright piano of the hinhfMt quality. At prWal prlc. Cnh or time. For Information. Samples at J. S. UNGER, Representative 83 K. Front St. The Home of Refined Dancing and Good Munic TONIGHT, Rnturn of the Popular MARLIN BYRD'S DMH,M) ORCHKSTR. From Phlladrlphla'a Ireiit ltall - remm. A Hod Hot Hokum Band. At The Theatres As Told by Arcadia Is Showing "Chicago After Midnight" A cross section of the life in the lower stratas of our biggest cities is pictured on the screen - In "Chicago After Midnight" at the Arcadia theatre. This production, which, as the title suggests, shows the lives of the denizens of the underworld, is compelling in its intensity and yet has a Today's Programs ARCADIA "Chicago After Mid - night," crook drama, with Ralph Ince; Vitaphone presentations, news weekly. CAPITOL "The Cohens and Kellys in Paris," new version of the family squabble; Snookums, comedy; news reel, other features. LOEW'S "The Crowd," drama, of life: news reel, orchestra, other features. . ORPHEUM "Naughty Clrfder - ella," comedy with songs, presented by the Robersoa - Smlth players, PARK Cole and Grant revue and other vaudeville; feature film, "Brass Knuckles" with Monte Rlue." PRINCESS "Somewhere in Son - ora," western. with Ken May - nard; "The Girl Friend," comedy; news reel. First chapter, "Buddy to the Rescue." RAJAH "Padlocks of 192S," musical revue with Jean White; feature film; "Doomsday," with Florence Vidor; news reel. STAT E "The Show Down," drama of the oil fields, with George Bancroft; news reel, other features. STRAND "Sharp Shooters." soldier story, with George O'Brien; comedy, "Have Courage"; vaudeville specialties by Northeastern entertainers. note of pathetic drama In the love that Jim Boyd, the gang leader, has for his wife and'daughter and his desire that they know nothing of his criminal tendencies. The Vitaphone acts include Frank Elchardson on the "Joy Boy of Song - land' in popular numbers, including "Bye Bye Pretty Baby," "Just the Same" and "There's a. Rickety Rackety Shack"; Claudia Coleman in a comedy skit, "Putting It On"; O'Neil and Vermint, "Two Black Knights", and William Demerest. In the comedy sketch, "When the Wife's Away." Excellent Vaudeville Bill Being Given at Park Another excellent program of vaudeville entertainment is presented at the Park theatre. Powell and Rinehart open it with a' Parisian novelty, entitled "Sumsand." With tho aid of varied colored sands they create works of art. The Great Howard, international ventriloquist, gives a delightful exhibition of his ability. "In the Hat Shop" is a delightful song and dance offering. Plenty of merriment prevails in the act of the Werner - Moran Trio, a comedy classic, entitled "Whenever You're Ready." The Cole and Grant Revue is a pretentious offering with variety of song and dance features. On the screen is featured Monte Blue and Betty Bronson in a picture full of thrills and heart appeal, entitled "Brass Knuckles." "The Crowd" at Loew's, Story of Middle Class King Vidor's - new production, "The Crowd," a Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer picture now playing at Loew's Colonial boasts in its oast seven of the youngest piayers ever seen upon the screen. They are infants whose ages range from a few hours, to a few days. "The Crowd" is a story of the great American middle class and is an original from the pen of King yMdor. Eleanor Boardman and; James Murray play the featured roles. The screen attractions include an oddity, "Winged Death," a screen story of falcons,. and the latest events in the M - G - M news reel. "Somewhere in Sonora" Featured at Princess Ken Maynard scores again in Iris latest First National ' production, "Somewhere in Sonora," now at the Princess heatre. The western star astonishes with his ability to do the most sensational and daring riding stunts ever, seen on tho screen. "Somewhere in Sonora" goes further than just supplying thrills. It has' a storj replete with romance' and beautiful background. The photoplay Js magnlllcent. On the same program the first of the Liberty Boy series, "The Blue Riders." ORPHEUM ALL THIS WEEK PLAYERS In Irene Bordoni's Greatest Success! "Naughty Cinderella" A Comedy With Songs Evenings 25c, 50c, 75 Matinees, Today, Sat., 25c, 50c Next Week The Best of All Emotional Dramas" "MADAME X" SEATS NOW ON SALE KOMffl M 1852 Seventy - Sixth Anniversary Concert 1928 RINGGOLD BAND Eugene Z. Weidner Director Park Theatre, Sunday, March 18, Doors Open c i t f Walter J. boIoiStS t A , L Miarew The committee has been fortunate director of the Cnlted batt Marine ., .. , 1 la , Ii i band directors of the day. .TJrlrf Ticket for sale at Brewn'a Mnaio Mnalc Miop. ong IVnn St.,'!?(anls 11, and all members of band Concert Commit! ommlttee: grlvekter WeaTer, chairman; Daniel M. Gulilln, Sec - J t . Mattern, l.nione Z. Weldoer. j retary ; t Kobcrt Y the Press Agents' "Padlocks of 1928" Is Entertaining at Rajah Everyone who has been to the Rajah theatre the first half of this week will agree that the musical comedy "Padlocks of 1928," is afford ing excellent entertainment. There are silvery throated songsters, tal en ted dancers and humorous com edians, not forgetting that Red Hot Jazz band, which puts the show over in a most pretentious manner. There are 19 different and beautiful scenes together with gorgeous costumes and a million different lighting effects. It ranges rrom tne most dramatic scenes to the high life of Broadway night clubs. This mifiature musical comedy will remain for the week, with a complete change of songs, dances and other routine on Thursday. On the screen a Columbia picture entitled, "Lady Raffles," featuring the ever' popular Esteiie Taylor in the role of a daring thief. Capitol Shows "Cohens and Kellys in Paris" Kate Price is the mother of thousands of screen players who have played the roles of her children in 729 photoplays. Miss Price Is cer tain of the number of pictures, for she has religiously kept a list of all the pictures she has played in. Her first picture was with vitagraph in 1910 and her latest is in "The Cohens and Kellys in rarls," the Universal production which will have a run at the Capitol theatre this week. George Sidney, J. Farrell MacDonald, Vera Gordon and Gertrude Astor are among the principals. Universal waited a year to be able to collect the cast of "The Cohens and Kellys in Paris," at the same time. The story is a sequel to "The Cohens and Kellys, one of the most successful pictures ever produced. "Naughty Cinderella" On Boards at Orpheum This week at the Orpheum the Roberson - Sniith Players are present ing Avery Hopwood's adaptation of the French romantic comedy, "Naughty Cinderella. "Naughty Cinderella" was used by Miss Irene BordonI for two solid years - and proved to be her greatest success. Miss Burgess is playing the Bordoni role, and from comments, it is the best thing she has done this season. Phil Brandon a3 the young American is again demonstrating his flair for comedy. Of course, Bill Polliird. Ainsworth Arnold and the Misss Clarendon, Allen and Higgins are all giving their usually fine per formances. "Sharo Shooters." with George O'Brien, at Strand George O'Brien appears at the Strand today and Thursday in "Sharp Shooters," a thrilling story of the imriran sailor Thn Strand man agement has arranged a special cr - iinnl dillfli - pn'K matinee this after noon at 4 o'clock, when "Sharp Shooters" will be screened for their entertainment. A comedy, "Have Courage," Is an added attraction. T, nnnnf.Hnn with th feature progr. - un vaudeville specialties will he presentea Dy iNorcneasiern euicf - talners through the courtesy of Grace is. f ausc. Tviflnv nnrt Saturday Fred Thom son and "Tony," the wonder horse, Will appear m "Arizona an ignis. THE HOME Ol? VITAFHONK ARCADIA (Direction Equity Theatres, Inc.) ATAj this week At 1:15, 3:30. 5:45, 8, 10 O'clock The Greatest of All Underworld Thrillers After MIDNIGHT' R A LF H I N C E JOLA MENDEZ HELEN JEROME EDDY Story by ' Chas. K. - Harris Exposing the Crime Wave of the Day An 1 Aofirally Frist ATWED ATTRACTIONS William Demerest IN THE COMEDY SKIT "When the Wife's Away" AM) OTHER VITAPHONE ACTS 50 MUSICIANS Walter J. Huruicker Assistant Director , Reading, Pa. 1928, 3.30 P. M. 3.00 P. M. Hunsicker, Cornet i r i t - T i J. risiicr, i rumuone In aecnrinir Captain Taylor Branson, Band, a uncut director for thi con - 1 i,.h..,i.j.i - - . I. , . i J rr1 7Sr Hoiwe. 17 Xortli iCgdith St., Mi - Lean' 11, IS Klnainger's Market, Park Theatre "The Showdown" Is Now Feature at State "The Showdown," a story of the water fronts in the out - of - the - way places of the earth, Is George Bancroft's first starring picture tor Paramount, it was announced by B. P. Schulberg, associate producer Jn executive control of the Hollywood studio. The picture la now showing at the State theatre. Victor Shertzlnger Is the director. The story was prepared by Houston Branch, brought on by Paramount for this one vehicle. Branch, formerly an - assistant director, is a somewhat recent arrival as a screen story teller, but past successes have demonstrated his ability. GANGSTER'S MURDER TRIAL MOVES FAST NEW YORK, March IS (IP) Justice moved swiftly today against Thomas (Red) Moran, accused of the murder of two policemen. Within a few hours a specially drawn jury was completed in Kings county court in Brooklyn, testimony was heard from five witnesses through whom the state hopes to send Moran to his death in the electric chair, which he has once escaped, the state rested its case and the defense began. Mickey Cahill, one of Moran's companions the day of the killing a year and a half ago, testifying in support of the accused man's plea of Insanity, said Moran was subject to epileptic fits, and became violently Ul after taking a single drink of liquor. , The Greatest "Double gram" Show Ever Seen in This City is today presented right here in ' your Beautiful, Comfortable Park, Theatre. A glorious and costly show, that you cannot afford to mini Cole & Grant Revue A Peppy and Tuneful Offerinsr, Brimful of Harmonious Situations and Specialties. 5 Peoplfr - 5 Moran & Wiser Revue yA Riot of Lfaughs "IN THE HAT SHOP" 5 People 5 WERNER MORAN TRIO A Delightful Comedy Classic "WHENEVER YOU'RE READY" POWELL and RINEHART A Parisian Novelty "SUMSAND" Delightful Entertainer GREAT HOWARD International Ventriloquist ON THE SCREEN A Picture Full of Thrill and Heart Appeal With Two Film Favorites . MONTE BLUE and BETTY BRONSON In "BRASS KNUCKLES" With William Russell and Great Cast BCNever a Picture Like It for Thrills and Romance! THE HOUSE OF HITS! Now Playing KING VIDOR'S f Super rrodoction "The Crowd" The Big Parade of Life With JAMES MURRAY BERT ROACH ELEANOR BOARDMAN This pict are Is now nlnvlnr the Astor Theatre, Sew York, I z admission. We Pre$ent It at Our Usual Prices NEXT WEEK Douglas Fairbanks "The Gaucho" HOME OF WESTERN PICTCKES PRINCESS (Direction Equity Theatres, Inc.) All This Week At About 1:13, 3, 4:43, 6:30, 8:15 and 10 O'clock Pro - III .LIT - WO.,, .!.... . I I II ffil5jcr' - ''V - - McCOY 4T wSSa - in "THE FRONTIERSMAN" ytty2S SAVOY "snowbound" I , "mmf i A Midi A Bard Hiding - Hlory of tbe I j Betty BIythe and Lillian Rich ' "c, niM! "BACK ADDED AITKACnUH Kflif STAGE" The Start of Ihe Liberty Boy Series iith Kitrhara Bedford and iCTL ni. r! J Kileen Tcrcy IJ j' i i i ' - f I ' ' I' J 1 yr - imh n m YT 1 PUNCH CRAZY, CLAl - OF BOXER IN SLAYING NEW YORK, March 13 (P)A IIs cf insanity, the result of being knocked out 12 times in the eourstj of a brief rlns career, - was filed todaj by Raymond Westervelt, Brooklyn pugilist, when arraigned In Queenjj county court on two Indictment charging murder. He - was sent to the Kings countj hospital for observation to determine the basis for his claims that ho was punch drunk, when on Feb. 28, it H charged, he shot his - wife, Elsie and fired the - bullet that resulted In thsj death of his father - in - law, Job Euelbach. . ' The papers stated Col. Lindbergh is going to make another flight, where he is going no one knows, it is a mystery. Well, there la one thing that is not a mystery and that Is the Rajah Theatre. Ask anyone and they will tell you about the good shows we are presenting. AH This Week A Carnival of New York Life PADLOCKS OF 1928 Featuring Boyle and Delia and 1 r ranees noss ana tunoss - A Company of 30 People, With Pretty Girlie and Special Scenery A Five Dollar Show at Popular Prices ON THE SCREEN Florence - Vidor IN "DOOMSDAY A Story That Is Gripping J WILMER & VINCENT'S CAPITOL A PICTURE WITH A MILLION LAUGHS the COHENS and KELLYS PA R I S ATTRACTIONS Frdnfclin Residaikil Theatres Tonight 3 STMP "SHARP cnnnTrnrii with GEORGE O'BRIEN Children's Matinee at 4 O'clock This Afternoon "THE WIZARD" WITH KOMIX 1 T.OWE AM) X.VM.A HYAMS Coniedj, "And George Hid" "THE WHITE ri Arir shfpp" . with Richard Barthelmcss McCOY in "THE FRONTIERSMAN" LAPLANTE in "Beware of Widow" II .ii J i iiuimin.HLiLim., u imi Minnf! George Sidney I J. Farrell MacDonald I A NEW AND GREATER fe COMEDY MADE BY THE H GREATEST TEAM OF LAUGH PROVOKERS IN I HISTORY fl SNOOKUMS i IS ON THE PROGRAM I V "tW coumrtr - s. - : ,

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