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Tin: nivOOKLYN daily eagle, new yop.k. Wednesday. ATrciTKT s. 102s. 12 A Passed in Review iBy GEORGE CURRIE The Effect of the Humidities Upon Criticism Is to Make Black Almsst White, but Rosita Forbes Is Able to Preserve White as White Mr. McKcnna and the Balloon-Buster. 'HOLLY fitting was the discovery that during last week's super heated weather, heavy literature that is, heavy, in the esteem of the light of head was more cooling than the more ephemeral stuff. As one expanded In the moist breezes sweeping the boat deck of S. S. Sandy Hook, he found himself growing calm in the color and excitement which Rosita Forbes has recorded In "Adventure" (Houghton. Mifflin Company). As he sat on the same deck of S. S. Monmouth and stole hasty glances at an electric storm which rattled heavenly ordnance high overhead without shedding a drop of rain, he grew calm among the violences of Frank Luke, hero of "The Balloon Buster" (Doubleday. Doran). But most benign of all was Stephen Vincent Beliefs "John Brown's Body," epic de luxe (Doubleday, Doran), which has all the soothing grandeur of an Adirondacks mountain. Of course, a critic disposed to classify literature as light and heavy must be prepared to arise early at dawn, leaving an order at night for pistols for two and coffee for one. Moreover, what Is heavy one day U likely to have evaporated into vaporous nothingness the next. Humidity and Its sequence of stupidity and prickly heat are poor companions for a well-poised critical estimate of books. I may have erred in calling Mrs. Forbes' book heavy, even as I may now err In describing Mr, Stephen McKenna's "Divided Allegiance" (Dodd, Mead & Co.), which, I under stand, is giving the book committees of various public Ubrarles much mental anguish, as something quite light and effervescent. 'Forgotten Faces' Baelanova ani William Powtll in tht picture at lh Paramount THE use of the word effervescent in the description of a book Involves risks to which the critical guild has not paid enough attention. A glass of ginger ale effervesces, but alas, goes flat in the process. So does champagne and sparkling burgundy, not to mention a gin rlckey or other heady beverages. Mr. McKenna's story is certainly served up In a hollow-stemmed glass and it bubbles all the way through. At the same time, it goes a little stale. On second reading, doubtless Mrs. Forbes' book would do no less. I don't know, because I haven't read her book a second time. The critical criterion for a current book Is apt to be low. One reads on the covers of books that the British reviewers are constantly hailing some new pot-boiler as the novel of the century. Alas, we Americans, enthusiastic though we are, are, none the less, apt to be hypercritical. It Is partly due to the fact that we are afraid to show our enthusiasm. The reason, of course, is that the critical guild in this country Is eagerly expectant upon the receipt of a new book, and eagerness and expectancy don't go with the blase personal attitude of the European critic, who wean a blank eye and a pale expression about the gills as though to the manner born, for all that his writing is about two degrees above the effusive estimates printed in a New York City high school Journal. Not the least of the higher critics gone noisily Pollyanna Is Mr. John Galsworthy, who has sold himself out to Trader Horn without a blush, for all that the gabby old fakir is, at least in his latest endeavor, no better than an old tramp, spinning out whoppers for the benefit of guileless critics and a public that still believes In Santa Claus. ONE might wonder what all this Is leading to. I am not quite so sure, myself. Suffice It to say that the feeling persists that this pillar of the more earnest criticism has become entirely too en-thu'iastlc about things that really don't matter. I must confess that I liked Mr. McKenna's book. In fact, I have liked everything that he has written. He bubbles like new wine. He concocts situations that offer endless variety of theme and he rarely fails to score in one variety or another. Fancy a wedding arising from a father-in-law's discovery of his daughter-in-law in a man's bedroom, trying to find a way out of cheating at cards. Small wonder that the public library Is worried. If a woman will discuss card-sharping In a man's bedroom in the early morning, she might easily be turned to the discussion of something else In the early evening. Satan Is constantly seeking mischief for the idle, and bedrooms are his happy hunting grounds. Doubtless this hint might send a lot of weak-minded persons off to purchase Mr. McKenna's book. I will say no more, for there Is reason to suppose that this reviewer Is no more strong-minded than he ought to be. Illegitimate children are a reproach to society. Thanks to certain national advertisers, they are no longer necessary, but Mr. McKcnna, bcln? an Englishman, probably was not acquainted with the fact. Novelists are apt to overlook Important commonplace things like that. Even Israel Zangwill, more careful than the rest, overlooked the fact that It Is now possible to determine within an hour of the death of a murdered man and built up a whole novel on the assumption that it would be a perfect crime If you could get a man drugged after having him close his windows and lock his door and then burst In and slay him while his wife waited outside In the hall IF THIS seems a little complicated, blame it on the weather which complicates everything. Far different is one's estimate of "The Balloon Buster." While serving my country at the front and wishing devoutly for an end to the wsr, being something of a physical coward who had a great respect for the accuracy of the German field pieces, I saw German balloon busters bust some of our own sausage-balloons. The thing never thrilled me. It was like shooting down a rabbit with a long-range rifle. The balloon never had a chance. Archie crumped for all he was worth and machine g'ins rattled all over the place, but the Germans always seemed able to slip away. They even came over at night and rode down the beam of a searchlight and spattered a little lead earthwards with no apparent damage to themselves. They enraged the ground forces, who, for all the boasting that every unit on the American front had some marksman who had shot down an airplane, were peculiarly helpless underneath those winged stingers. .No doubt the A. E. F. air forces received an unfair reputation from the ;round forces, who envied their comparatively comfortable quarters and their obvious Indifference to military discipline. But it was an lm-prsslon on the ground at the front that our aviators were always making whoopee In Paris or asleep on feather mattresses miles behind when the Germans came over. I have heard that the Germans cherished the same Idea about their own flyers. Nevertheless, Norman S. Hall has made of Frank Luke an heroic fljure. Luke was accused, most Jealously and apparently fal.sely, ol claiming an air victory he didn't get. It soured him and he went forth to show his command. He showed them. And lost his life In a dogfight He had guts and the killer Instinct, without which no soldier can hope to be of service to his country. He rolled up an appalling list of victories and died to win decorations. Although Mr. Hall leaves a good deal to be desired as a writer, the material has not suffere i In his hands Luke was a Bayard of the air, a gallant figure In a machine-made war. His legend had the authority of reality. Hall has preserved it and re-lted the opportunity to make of Luke a shadowy tradition, as Impossible as Siegfried. Filled with prejudice against balloon-busters of all nations, Hall's book left me warmed up to Frank Luke. "t-OBlTA FORBES is one of those globe-trotting women who reaches out to seize that which she wants. She is all the more terrible In that she Is easy to look at and a woman happens to know what she wants. Consequently, her book, "Adventure," consists mostly of things wanted and got. Those seeking pen-onalltlcs will have to go elwhere. But those seeking the colorful and glamorous mystery of the East will find it daubed on gorgeously. Of America, Mrs. Forbes has a few things to say, all of which arouse a feeling of Irritation, which is genrrnlly a jmptom that she has pricked our none too thick skins. "New York, the Cosmopolls which represents the striving ol 100 races to become a nation, Is crushed between the narrow boundaries of her eas and rivers." she discovers "So she has height without breadth. It is the same thing with the American people. Wlthlr. their limits tin only barrier to achievement li death. Outside them Reverting to Type :By WAN JAMES: TO JACQUES Screen Notes Theater Notes Vi e drink Life's wine with thirsty lips, Our hearts shut fast to fears; About the golden rim there drips Our staining blood, our tears. Eut when the last swift hour comes on, The light, long hid, is lit; From startled eyes the band is gone, Vie suffer and submit. It is not our part to possess The cup that golden gleamed; Vl'e see its shallow emptiness, Ve did not drink we dreamed. LUDA. We have an idea for a musical mm. edy revue which we herewith pass on 10 any one wno nas tne talent to make use of it. We ask nothing in return xcept two aisle seats in the oreh";tra for the opening night. Everybody is no doubt familiar with the "Floatirs University" that makes "the world its campus." Well, why not make a show about it? Let's call it FLOATING UNIVERSITY. Let it consist -A a series of Incidents depicting the life of the men and women students. eachers and personnel of that famous nip. The possibilities, to our mind. are infinite. Not only would the ac tivities on ana Deiow aecic lend them selves to a variety of comical and dramatic episodes, interspersed with song and dance, but the shore trips to ne various countries on the Conti- ,ient and in the Orient would appro priately offer the means of staging kaleidoscopic settings of beauty and richness. We suggest that any one who intends to write the book and lyrics should make the trip first in earcn 01 copy. 11 some enterprlsina producer will pay our way (about $4,000 we will give up o.ir law prae- kc, and we promise to come back with book, lyrics and even music, but tnere will be no guaranty that the snow will not be a flop. We are not one of those "not'iin? to It" guys who think that Writing a daily column is easy, in tact, what mystifies us is how any one can write consistently good stuff day In and dav out. Brains and writinc ability are net sufficient. It requires an added touch of genius. We have been rack- irg our brains all week trying to write l.fOO words about something. When the task was over, with a sigh of re lief, we packed our grip and made lor the mountains for complete mental and physical relaxation. CONFESSIONS OF AN EPICURE. I like chocolate pudding because It has no bones. A student of human naturv will find onev Island a fruitful laboratory. One does not have to be convinced that Bamum w as rtghf, one IS convinced after observing the behavior o! '.he people that throng Surf ave. and '.Ik Boardwalk. There is something which takes place almost dally about which O. Henry would have delighted they are cramped by the 'little learn ing, which is a dangerous tiling, and by their dislike of explanation." Yet, on the other hand, she is amazed at the cheerfulness of Ameri can young mothers. That's what comes of, trotting over the globe. nF THE Arabs she says little that is not fascinating. Her dry humor prevails at all times She has the good sense to appreciate that all the peoples of the earth se cretly admire the Mohammedan. For that reason have we of the Occident kept the Thousand and One Nights among our favorites. And for that reason the most absorbing chapter in this book is "A Harem Night's Adventure." The law of the talon is the law of the East, even In China, where she learned that a poor coolie would be glad to die at the hands of the executioner for a guilty man, provided dollars would be paid over to his tarn ily. We shudder at Eastern Justice but It must be conlessed that at present we are sneering at our own "Adventure" Is shot through with Jm many crossing lights that at times it comes closer to a series ol snort stories than a single book of a rem iniscent traveler. But It grows on you, this book. It defeats the effort at literary criticism. The substance Is there. The East Is not one of per sonalilles In the eyes of the West Lite there Is too cheap. Property and race are all that count. Rosita Forbes has put that breathless spirit 1I11U punt. . MENTION Is made o! Stephen Vincent Brnet's "John Brown's Body" only because It will be discussed at Rroater length within a Sunday or two In the magazine section. It Is too good to be dlsmlfsrd with a paragraph Once In a while a critic L entitled to a rave, and I propose to have mine with It, in making the theme of an amusing story, with the clement of surprise at the end. The other night we were strollln" on the Boardwalk, first- on one foot, thtn on the other, as Is our cus:om, when we were attracted to a motley crowd gathered in front of a stage on which a woman was speaking. 8h was holding a bottle In one hand and what appeared to be a cake of soap in the other. She was talking glibly, in a conversational manner, and evidently was saying somcthln? of interest ai the crowd was markedly attentive. We drew closer. "You people are not unintelligent, but you are a most credulous lot. You beiieve everything an advertisement says. Millions of dollars are spent annually to buncombe you." She said she was a graduate of an unnamed university, and her husband was a doctor. She had made a study of the .skin, scalp and hair, and conducted not a beiuty parlor but a clinic on 5th ave. and 42d st. It was patronized bj people who had money and were willing to pay any price so long as their skin troubles were cured. She ridiculed the makers of certain well-known, widely advertised soaps. She deprecated the use of these soaps as tending to harm the skin rather than beautify it. Such nnd such a soar) did not contain oil of palms ani olive oii is advertised, but some cheen voce- table oil. Such and such a soap pot Its pungent odor from the flakes be ing soaked In carbolic acid before being solidlfltd Into a cake. Then she poured some acid from the bottle on to the soap causing the acd to turn pink, thus proving that the iruro- dlents in the soap were saponified by combining with an alkali. "The other dav," she raid. "I was riding in the subway and I noticed a man looking wistfully at a picture of a man sitting In a bathti'b, advertis- iii7 a well-known s:oap. The man in the tub was as handsome as Adonis, well-muscled arms and shoulders, a healthv glow In his cheeks Curiously enouh, the man in the vibwav was the funniest looking man I ever saw. I saw him take out a dime from his pocket, look at It, then look at the picture. Then he put the dime back in his pocket and hurried out at the next stop with a determined air. That man, I waser, bought that soap because he believed that If he used It he would become as handsome as the man In the bathtub" The crowd laughed. She continued to knock the soap and the advertisement. She knocked the men and women for using the soap and bllevlng in the advertisements. She spoke with such apparent sincerity no one sho ed any annoyance at her vituperation. "I don't claim to know everything on the fubject, but I know enough to have b"en able to compound a map that will do away with all your skin and stain trouble.?. She held up a cake of n.'.n. "This soap is made of pure cncoani't oil and oil of aim leaves. It contains no alkali. It is entirely pure, a develop ment of my years of research and experiment on the subject." To l.rove her point, she poured the ime acid on her own soap and It did not turn pink. Then she called a boy on l:ie platlorm to nonr watei on hri hands from a bottle, while she lathered nnd rinsed them. "I do this about 20 times a day. yet see how white and soft It leaves my hands. You women know how red and ch.iflrn your hands become after doing the dishes. I use the same soap for my .'Hie Look ut It. Not a blemish; not a single blackhead. This soap opens wide all the pores of your skin and draws out the dust and grime, i want the public to have the benefit of my Invention. The soap sells at three for a quarter, five for 60 cents. ,md ten for a dollar." Gloria Swanson's leading man In her third independently produced motion picture, tentatively titled "The Swamp," will be Walter Byron, a young English actor who was brought to Hollywood a few months ago jy Sam Goldwyn. Miss Swanson's announcement that Mr. Byron would appear opposite her in the picture, which was written and is to be directed by Erich Von Stroheim, followed the comletlon of a deal in which Mr. Goldwyn, to whom Mr. Byron is under contract, agreed o loan the player for the new picture. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has formally announced that contracts had been signed with Cecil B. De Mille to produce a series of super-productions for release through M.-G.-M., and will come to that organization with his entire personal staff. He will shortly move from the De Mille studio, and will start his first M.-G.-M. production soon thereafter. The title of his new picture was not disclosed, but it is stated that it will be a modern story produced on spectacular lines. , John Gilbert and Greta Garbo are to be co-starred under Clarence Brown's direction In "A Woman of Affairs" for Metro -Gold-wyn-Mayer. Production commenced this week on the picture, which is adapted from a story by Michael Ar-len. The supporting cast Includes Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Mack Brown and Lewis Stone. Clvde Cook, who recently partici pated with George Bancroft In "The Docks of New York," has been given a part in "Interference," now in production at the Paramount studios. Evelyn Brent. Doris Kenyon, Clive Brook and William Powell are the principal players in "Interference." Ruth Chattcrton, for many years known on the Broadway legitimate stage, faced Hollywood cameras lor the first time recently. She is playing opposite Emll Jannings in "Sins of the Fathers," the German star's next Paramount production. . After two and a half years of work, "Noah's Ark," the most ambitious production yet attempted by Warner Bros., was finished this week. The last Vitaphone sequences are done, and the thousands of feet of film taken by Director Michael Curtis have gone to the cutting room for the final stage of production. "Noah's Ark" in Its screen dramatization embraces two stories a biblical one and a modern one and between them is drawn a cnrallel bv showing how a decadent world was first cleansed by the visitation of the dcluce and later by the visitation of the World War. "Burlesque," the filmlzation of the stage play by George Manker Wattcrs and Artnur Hopnins, win oe rar mount's first all-round picture production to be made In the Hollywood studios. Victor Fleming will direct Burlesaue" is a story of the stage. and as a play has record runs In New York and Eastern centers and up and down the Pacific Coast. The Arlon Singing Society of Brook lvn. en route to Vienna, where the big international cnorai contests win m held, gave a concert at the UFA Pal ace in Berlin, which was an unprece dented success. The big house was packed to the limit, and the Brooklyn singers were entnusmsiicauy ap plauded. Loretta Young will play opposite Richard Barthelmess In his next pic ture. "Scarlet Seas," which is to go Into production shortly. noils Hill, whose work for Para mount heretofore has been confined to minor roles, has now been assignee to the feminine lead with Jack Holt in "The Avalanche,'' a zane urey pro duction. New "Delmar's Revels" to Be Seen First in Philadelphia Gossip. Harry Delmar announces that the second edition of his "Delmar's Revels" will open In Philadelphia the latter part of September, coming to Broadway after two weeks in the Quaker City. . . . When he has finished getting his new piay, "Gang War," ready for New York Willard Mack will turn his attention to "Paid Off," of which he is also the author. It will open in Newark Sept. 10. , , . Penelope Rowland and Ray Earles are the latest additions to the cast of "The Big Pond," by George Middle-ton and A. E. Thomas. . . . John Harwood, who directs the books of all Philip Goodman 'thowa. has arrived from London to direct "Rain bow," the new Goodman musical, which opens at the new Gallo Theater. Busby Berkeley will stage the dance numbers. . . . Raymond Sovey has been engaged by Brock Pemberton to design the setting for his production of "GoliV Home," which opens Monday at Freeport, and will come to Manhattan a week later. . . . Tom Patricola, of George White's "Scandals" at the Apollo, has bought a home at Beechhurst, L. I. Already residing there are Harry Rlchman, Willie and Eugene Howard Dnd Rose Perfect. Ann Pennington and Frances Williams have rented summer cottages there. . . . George Cukor has come from Rochester to direct rehearsals of the book of the Horace Llveright operetta, "The Dagger and the Rose," the musical version The Firebrand." . . . wnue in Eurone Ina Claire will buy period costumes, properties and art works for the Florenz Zlegfcld production ol Nell Gwynne," by William Anthony McGuire, Oscar Hammersteln 2d and Jerome Kern. . . . Since Freo. Stone crashed In his plane Florenz Zlegfeld has placed a stricter ban on his stars who go In for dangerous sports. He has asked Dennis Klngv star oi rne inree MusKcicers, not to make any more flights even with pilot. SHELTER ISLAND REPORTS GAY WEEK Memory Test Solution 1. Theodore Roosevelt was the vouneest President, being only ii vears of aee when Inaugurated. 2. Frost is caused Dy aimospneric moisture being condensed on objects which have a temperature below freezine. 3. Herbert Hoover s middle name is Clark. 4. Tomorrow Is the pnnlversarv oi the birth. In 1180. of Francis Scott Key, author of "The Star-spangled Banner. 5. The Quotation "Neitner a oor rower nor a lender be" Is from Shake spcare's "Hamlet." Who Am I Solution 7.nn r.ale (Mrs. W. I. Brefset nniprt American writer whose play, Aiim lulu Rett." won the ruiuzrr Prlie in 1K0; worked on several Mil waukee and New York newspapers from mm to lilfll: her Desi-Known hooks Include "Romanre isianr. "Flnl Pprfume" ana "Hirm ; was born In Portage, Wis., in 1874 and re rently married a Portage manufac lurer. Brooklyn's Best Sellers The appended list is an actual com cotlte scoring 1M, based on thl week's sales from Abraham te Straus Inc., and A. R. Womrath, Inc. Fiction. "Swan Song" (10i. Galsworthy "Aee of Reason" (7), Glassell "Brook Evans" (4', Gibbs; Double dav. Doran. "Octavia" (3), Asquilh: SUmcs. "Beau Ideal" (2i, Wren; Siokes. Non-Fiction. "Naked Truth" 6, Clare Sheridan Hnrnrr. "Son of Man" (5i, Emil Ludwig r.lvvrlffht. "Intelligent Guide to Socialism and ranitaiKm" i5i. Shaw: Breiuancs. "Poems in Praisa of Practically Nothing" 4, Hoffcnstcin; Bonl Livericht. "Disraeli" i3i, Mmirols; Appleton Five (5) points are rrcdltcd to each first nlacc on a list, lour i to sec nnd. three i3i to third, two (2) to fourth and one (1) to fifth. We were not the least astonished to see 75 percent of the crowd step up to buy the snap. Our curiosity compelled us to stay there lor 20 minutes until the end of her speech, although we had not the slightest doubt that while she was lambasting this gathering of men. women and children tor llieir stupidity and ere-riullly, they would swnl'.nw her bunk, hook, line and sinker. And so thry rhd The Irony of the whole thing ratisrd a broad ml!e to cross our countenance, and wt chuckled at wc (Special to The Eagle.) Shelter Island, N. Y.. Aug. 8-With some of the hotels here so lull thaf hey are almost daily turning away guests, and with weather that has been almost perfect, both night and day, for the varied sporting events. both afloat and ashore, tne resort nas had a busy and gay week, with at least four more of similar fashion to follow before the season is officially closed with Labor Day although it will not ictually end then, for Sep' tember Is found to be one of the most delightful months of the year in this section, and many people already, it is reported, are making plans to stay well into that month. One of the pretty events at the Beach Club this week was a splendid exhibition of aquaplaning ami fancy living. large gallery applauded the participants. A diveision at the children s hour it the New Prospect on Wednesday evening was a program rendered In a way that brought considerable ap plause for the unusual talent shown. Blue Heaven was tung by Lee Delaport, son of Mr. and Mrs, L. A. Delaport of Brooklyn; and a reclta- ;on by li'tle Miss Mary Ann Dunn daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. J. Duni: of Brooklyn, as well as a piano solo by Beatrice Mcckauer were called equally "ood. Mrs. James C. Ersklne entertained at luncheon and bridge at the Pros pect on Thursday. Among the guests were Mrs. W Dunr.ock, Mrs. Charles Angcll, Mrs. Samuel C. Colielt, Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Paul Jones, Mrs. A. Ames, Mrs. W. Price, Miss K. Hillson, Mrs. Pitueger, Mrs. J. Boody and miss ft. House. Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Adams of Flush' lug. who have been spending consid erable tin.e at the Prospect, have gone cn a motor tour of Canada. New rnttage arrivals here are Mrs A. E. Wiolsey and Mrs. A. I. Matthews of Jackson Heights L. I. The Ban- cottage In the Derlng Har bor section has been purchased bv Mrs. J. G. Nelson. Mrs. H. Prudent has opened her cot tage at Derlng Harbor. Miss My C. Judge is leaving the prospect tnis week to spend some time at Lane pacid. Mrs. E. O. Kettlng is vlsltlnu her mother, Mrs. Adelaide Ames, at the prospect. Miss Kr.oder of Brooklyn won tho oanoon aance prize this week. 1 some oi the other Brooklvni'e.? rev Istered heie this week are Mrs. Belle uonner. miss Marjorie G. Crough, Mr and Mrs. A W. Fusber. Mr. and Mm. m. N. Lyiv h. Mr. and Mrs. R. s. Hall nir. ana Mrs a. P. Henry. Miss M. .uoms ann miss G. Fernbach. F. Ziegf eld's Plans Florenz Zlegfcld has laid out a big production program for the coming season. He will present Billie Burke in a new comedy, Reginald Owen in The Stag," a big road company in "The Show Boat," with Raymond Hitchcock featured; Eddie Cantor in "Whoopee," the "Midnight Frolic" at the Frolic Theater, ma waire in Nell Gwvnne." a musical version oi "East Is West," "Joan of Arc." by W. A. McGuire, and music by Frlml; Six Cylinder Love," with music, and a new Follies. "Rio Rita" will open lor a cnicagc run in October, and work will starl on the new Zlegfcld Theater In Chicago in the fall. "Heavy Traffic" "Heaw Traffic" is the title finally determined upon for the play by Arthur Rlchman, with wnicn unanes Frohman, Inc., will inaugurate us fall season. The play will open at the Empire on Sept. 5 with Mary Boland in the feature role. "Tampico" Cast The complete cast engaged by Jones and Green for the Bartlett Cormack and Joseph Hergesheimcr play, "Tampico," is as follows: Hilda vaughan. warren wuuanw, ma rhase. Gavin Gordon, Frank Mc- Glynn Jr., Clyde Fillmore, Douglas Cosgrove, George Lessey, uene worm, Robert Fisher, Alberto Carillo, Este-ban Cerdan, K. A. Fernando, Reo Suga, W. Wana Singh, Juan Barro, Manuel Argaiv, Antonio Salerno and Walter Talm. Scientist Makes Rain By Blowing Dust in Air Evanston, 111., Aug. 8 (A1) Science can now make It rain, Prof. C. T. Knipp of the University of Illinois tqjd the American Chemical Society Institute at Northwestern University yesterday. However, the experiment is still In the laboratory stage. When the process is pcrfe.HeJ. the dust of the air end even coal dust will take part in the procedure, he said. . Prof. Knipp took a vessel In which the air had been saturated with moisture. Whvn 'he expanded the air, the moisture turned Into fog. Then he introduced the presence of dust ty lighting a match stick near the retort and allowing the carbon smoke to filter in. Immediately, the fog turned Into rain. "If the rain over the city of Chicago were right at the saturation point," Prof. Knipp said, "and we wanted rain, all we would have to do would be to blow some of the city smoke into the air." MANCHESTER READY FOR GOLF TOURNEY State Championship to Be Decided This Week. (Special to The Eagle.) Manchcster-in-the-Mouiitains, VL, Aug. 8 The Vermont State Golf Championship tournament w ill be tho leading event at Manchester for the coming week. The tournament will ba played over tho course of the Equinox Links Club. Mrs. F. B. Ryan of Bloomfleld, N. J won the low gross score prize of an 18-hole medal handicap for women at the Equinox Links Club last Sat urday with a icore of 93. Miss T. Mccormick of Rockville Centre, Long Island, with a gross score of U9, hand!-cap of 16, net score of P3, won tho low net score prize of the same event. There were 30 women competing. Dr. and Mrs. Cameron Duncan of Brooklyn entertained at dinner last Wednesday evening at their cottage on Seminary ave. Their guests included Mr. and Mrs. Clarence White-hill, Mr. and Mrs. Beverly A. Norrls, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Morgan, Miss Helen Morgan and Mrs. Thomas' Shore, all of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. Maxwell and Miss Anne Maxwell of New York left on Tuesday after passing several days an the Equinox House. Mr. and Mm. B. B. Sheldon havs returned to their home in Brooklyn alter spending several weeks in Dorset. Recent arrivals at the Equinox House from Brooklyn include: Miss Lillian C. Lowee, A. F. Lynch, Miss Marion A. Wallace, Miss Marion H. Taylor, Mrs. Harry Randolph and Mrs. R. M. Gray. At the Worthy Inn from Brooklyn are Mrs. B. A. Swezey, Mr. and Mrs. Ayers, Misses Gladys Ayers and Ethel Ayers. AMUSEMENTS MANHATTAN. Search for Talent Kplth - Albee - OrDheum producing officials have begun to assemble their touring groups (or units) for next season. The first open audition for the selection of specialty girls singers, dancers, etc. Is fixed for Wednesday, Aug. 15, at noon at the Riverside Theater. 96th st. and Broadwav. where John Schulta and Harry Carroll will select girls for the Harry Carroll and other groups which are to be listed lor mug -pagements on the major circuit for the coming season. AMUSEMENTS BROOKLYN. TRIXIE FRIGANZA, TOTO Chaney & Fox, Sidney Marion; Olhi. EEPLECI1ASE (rycQHEY ULMUI THE rUNNI fLALt Smarr p ah Seats 25c to 1 p.m. TO 1 III I tin and llf.r on VlUphont inHllll jjolORES C0STELLO lmU" In "il,OR10r RFTSY" ST. GEORGE I ilmuoV m Pi AYHOt'SK "Lidiri of the MoV flirk SI. SU. I. R. T. r - , r R .l Court St. su B.M.T. Urnndma Koj Main I Til 1 Humid MnTd AAA- BERTLYTELL r.JB A I PjCI ADIXE VKRNE Olhfrl UwaUC REGINALD DENNY n "Good Mornlni, lutf" AMUSEMENTS NEW JERSEY. MAMMOTH SWIMMING POOL mntm wn. warn waaut k Tk 42nd St. fry to Weehawkon or tubs to Journal Sq.. Jcrwj City AMUSEMENTS QUEENS. , Linder's Next A new plav bv Mark Linrlnr miih Its locale San Francisco, has been litlrd "The Squealer." and Is scheduled for early production bv his brother. Jack Llnder, producer of ummonn lu. Mark Llnder is at nrcsent In the east of "Diamond LU," In the part of "Jim," prototype ol Chuck Connors, and the announrer in Gus Jordan's saloon. Mark is the author of numerous vaudeville sketches. Fill Me In Solution Today's vilutinn: fi!N, LAWN, LAWS, LASS, LOSS. LAIN, continued our promenade on the Boardwalk prepared for the next ad venture. We asked LUDA. who contributed the ooem In this column, to write noem KOR us. not TO us. We dis claim any vain prompting. LUDA, by the way, Is not a novice at writing verse. At fifteen, she had two books of her verse published In Russian We wonder who writes the stuff contained In the booklets and pam phlcts we receive from sundry Sum mer resorts and camps. If wo were not an experienced vacationer we would perhaps fall for their gross ex-alterations. In one of the pamphlets of a less expensive place, under the heading of "Rpnris." appeared this ingenuous line: "There Is a place to play tennis.'' Our next poem will be written in collaboration lth Rian. Hell, heh. hchl JACQUES. ''a masterpiece that will endure.' fU vor. rim. THE NEW NOVEL John SWAN WERBA'S Jamaica MATS. Wm. SAT., ISf, SOo NO, NO, NANETTE EaS Nut Wrrk "JUST MARRIED" LILAC TIME STARRING COLLEEN MOORE wllh CiARY COOPER A tint Xnllnnnt rirlurt r.ntrgn Hfmaurire Vroduetinn CFNTRA! bwayst. Vtill 1 IVfIj2.30.Twic,D..g:30 J RMf Dlr.Roi 1 A? 90 St WILLIAM FOX Prrirntl "8TREKT ANGEL" wltb JANET OATNOB and CHAH. FARRF.LL A Setnle Stats Spa. tarl. rvojy Orctantrft 83 Roiyettea WORLD'S LARGEST TOOLINO PLANT GRETA GAEB0 " The Mysterion, lady A MMra-Roldwrn-Maw Plrtara 'WINTER SPORTS." a Rrvue wllh WALT ROESNER THE CAPITOLIANg CAPITOL?.".?!?." " Oltantla r.llnc Plant Now In Operation WILLIAM DOLORES DEL RIO In p... "THE RED DANCE" with CHARLES PARRELL, IVAN LINOW, CEORGE BERNARD SHAW and Olber. Tot Movlftona Ftatnrp. GLOBE JBEATRE, Bway and 46th at. TWICE DAILY. 2' 30-8-30 WILLIAM FOX Pr.Mnt. LOST the ARCTIC jrlth Vlin.lALMIR STEPANSSON f.'omplttr Pot MOVIETONF. Pronram GAIETY TI1EATRE. B way and 46th BU TWICE riAILY. 2:30-8:30 The LADDER T.. :S0. MATS. WPD. SAC. SEATS NOW ON SALE S WEEKS IN ADVANCT. TORT THEATRE, W. 4S ST. MnnfT Refunded If not atlnri with the Plav G S ATINEE SI'NOAT at J 0 Twloa Daily I II CBJTEBI0I SHUBERT Th.a.,44thW.o(B wjr Sva.8 J8 Maimers Wrd. ft Sat. 8 30 1th Monlh Orratent Thriller tm glace SILEtiT HOUSE LEW FIELDS' THEA. I ',7','. "huri MANSFIELD W. 47th St. 1 , sit 3:30 SMASHINO MUSICAL COMEDY HIT "PRESENT ARMS'! By FIELDS. RODGER. A HART 8AM HARRIS Theatre, W. 2d St. Era. 8:10 H. Mate. Wed. and Bat. 8:90 The Trial of Mary Dugan LIBERTY Wf" 43 D,t- Erlenier Eva. 8'45. Mats.Wed. ft Sat. 3:30 MIDNITR SHOW THURSDAY BLACK BIRDS Tha Snippiest, rnnnleil Colored Ren FEATURE FILMS SHOWING TODAY 50 CfUBNERS r.oontrEED's book rhop u a Nutmnm InMUutirm, it itortt of furs mid Choire Honks, Prima nd Autographi Is mud acrea-'ihle to dlfltMtt buyer by aiwctallrd mta-lou. No. inn. Rum Americana, V46;i litlra, ;ii!9 pp., Willi lllustraltona, price 80 centa. No. m and 174, AutoRraphs, 07.r8 uilrn, Ore. No. 171, Oftiealmy. 4J04 tllli-a, prlca 10 renin. No. 172, Ameilraim, In Wo partn, atiOO lit tea. Ire. No. 173, Hurt Monks, 30fl Ml lea. trrr. No. 175. Fin Arva. IIMI tlttea, free. Print CstnlnKB and arm I -man thl v bill-lrtin nf Print Exhibitions, free. When In Bmtnn hrnivn in liOOnwiVn'A. N. ? Ahhnr!nn PUet, &A Para Street an I Milk 5 1 reel. ' BAT RIDGE SECTION TOMORROW Fortway, Ft. Hum. Pky-68 St.Eaiy Tome, Eaajr On; also Little Shepherd of Kingdom Com BEDFORD SECTION Apollo, Fulton A Thrftrtn....Clrrna Rook leu: aUo The Rrnndrrt Man. .. .On. Walsh i"lnitqiie. Ma rev A; Fulton.. .Sadie Thompson; also Put 'Em l'p Kn Mnynard Po Savoy. ISIS Bedford Av.. Clyde Conke, Par at You Enter; also Vaudeville Regent, Fulton & Bedford. . .We Americana; aim Road House .....Fred Humes BENSONIH'RST ANI MAPLE TON SECTION RnlWwod,77NewlUrefht..l.(nrerfe; alao Partner In Crime Adolphe Men Jo Msrtmra. Bay PltT-7nth St. ..(.rip of lite Yukon; also Detrrtlve ...Merv PhiIMn Walker, 64th 8t.-l8th Av.. . .Esther Ralilon, Somelhinr Alwaya Happens; alao Vaudcvllls BORO HALL AND DOWNTOWN SECTION .1hee. Albe Square Rptlnaltf Denny, r.nntf Morning. J "die; aUo Vandetllta Roro Hall. Court A State 8ts..I.otile Ernd. Tllhe'a Punrtunl Romanes. Clara Bow Crvatal. 327 Washington St.. Matinee Idol; Uo SouU Aflame Llla Lee Cumberland. 327 Cumb'd. . . .A Hit of Hraven: also Raldrr Kntdrn Jack Mill hull Duffteld, 340 Duffleld Rt....The Patent Leather Kid; also The Rig Nolxe. .Same Orphnim. 578 Pulton 8t Jarquellna Lnnitn, Midnight Madness; alio Vaudeville Oxford. State St.-Flat. Av...l.ls Morsn. Don't Marry Jnmes Morrison Tlvoll, Myrtls tb Fulton. ...Lila Lee, Tnited Stalea Smith; also Vaudeville nrSHWHK SECTION Colonial, B' way & Chaunccy.. Lionel Rarrymore, Drams of Lore ,.8mt CONEY ISLAND SECTION Tiljou, Opp. Bteeplf chase... Jarqaellno Logan, Midnight Madneis: also Yaaderlll FLATRl'SH SECTION Centary. Nontrand A Pkslds Lon ( hanev, Louth, Clown. Laugh Crescent, 719 Church Av...Mv Home Town: also Avrnxlng Shadow.. TarraKUt, Flat. A Rotrera.. . .(. Runrrnft, The Drag Net Klnssway. Klnai Hy-C I. At.. (la. Rtnrroft. The Drug Net Leader, Nrklrk-C. I. Avs...tieo. Sirinev, We Americans l inden. P15 Flatbush Av . . , . Rlrhard Hit. Easy Come, Easy CiO Marine, Flat, Av. -Kings Hy. t.fo. Rnnernfl, The Drag Net MsTfatf. C. 1. Ay.-Av. U....Way of I he Strong: also Stnp That Man.. Midwood, AV. .1-B. 13th St.. .Linnet Rarr.vmor. Drums nf Love....,,., Newklrk, E. lAthNeklrk...ltele Daniels, The .MI-MI titrl Psrkslde. 728 Flathuah Av. . .Hlrsrdn Cortes, I idles of the Nlcht Cluh. Rialto. 1085 Flatbufch Av.,..Mry phtlbin, Druma of Love Sams JAMAICA SECTION Ftii Jamaica. 153-16 Jamaica Owen Moore. Husbanda for Rent; also Vaudeville PAKK SLOPE SECTION Atlantic, Flatbtnh A: rean...Tim Mefny, Wvnmtng Runnv, 314 Fist bush Av Eve Southern, Stormy Waters" Carlton Roof U'd'n, Flat, -7th. Mary PliUbln. Drums of Love . . National, Wash. A Prospect. .Isrs Msd; also H rhetors paradise. Prosper!, Pin HI -Slh AV Jnrquellne Lngan, Midnight Madness; nsnnera. rrns. i s. w.-n m nen. nanrrnn, The Drag Net Terminal, 4th Av.-Dettn Bt..Rlrbard Dis, Easy Come, Eaay On.,.. RIDfiEWOOD SECTION FnvRldcewond Mvrtle-Cvn nrvant Washhum, Kklnner'a Rig Idea; also Vandevllls Madisnn. Mvrlle At Wvrkott Jaequellne l.ogi.. Midnight Madness; alao Vaudeville Parthenon, 339 Wyckoff. ...Itirh.ud Lewis, The Way of the Slronf 8amo ROCRAWAY REACH SECTION Park, ISO Beach 118th Bt. Cnnrad Naiel. Rlsmond Handcuffs Corlnne Oriffltb WILLMMsni Rtl SECTION Foi Felly, Orsham-De Be volM Bryant VYaihtmrn, Skinner's Big Ides; alio Viudsvllkt J ..Ram ..Harold Llora , .Same , .Same , . Sums ..Same . .Florence Vldot ..Florence V6e , .Sams . .Oarv Cooper .Marls PrcvoM .Sains .Same .Adnlphe Menjou .Same also Vaudeville .Clara Bow .Biiina

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