Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on June 14, 1936 · Page 16
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SIXTEEN THE PAMFA DAILY NEWS, PaM£a, ?e*5S TJBT HUH shipped in sections. They joined everything watertight again, right there on the Doublin' river. "Thousands of sandbags were heaped up to build the levees. Bales of cotton and barrels of molasses were brought in by the carload. Why. they had more than 1,200 people for that scene when the show boat comes to town. "The old paddle wheels churned, the field hands sane and then the ! show boat captain's daughter came on deck. Man, it was magnificent. The old Mississippi swirled and rippled in the sunshine. But it was the Doublin' river on the job agnin. and making good." Glory Hide With Her. Irene Dunne passed the garrulous fellow on her way to the next scene. She waved to him. low sittinp; on the pier, whose clotli- I "There," he said, "there goes a ing proclaimed him a riverman. S' rl witl1 a thousand thrushes sing- Nearby, Universal WHS filming a ir! B in ner throat and a million scene for "Show Boat." the picture stars glowing in her eyes. Glory now at the La Nora theater. i rides with her. But I'll be after "It's the Doublin' river," he an- ' takin £ the next boat, for I'm in this swered. '" '""" IRENE DUNNE WILL STAR IN PICTURE SHOWING MISSISSIPPI "What river is this?" The question was asked of a fel- They Took Mississippi to Hollywood "I never knew there was such a stream near Hollywood," the inquisitive one Interposed. "This one has been camouflaged as other rivers so oi'loii Hint it'.s come to be called the Doublin' river. Changes its nationality When it's not masquerading, they name it the Los Angeles. Sit clown and I'll give ye a tale the likes of scone, too. The patient listener asked one of the people standing near, "Who was that, man talking to me?" "Why," came Hie answer, "he's J. Farrell MacDonald: played in more than 400 pictures. They just overnight i macll; llim professor of acting at th ' ! University of Southern California." 'Does he come from Ireland!" "No. Ansonla, Connectuc't." which ye never heard before. And it's true in the bargain." the talkative old man said. "I call to mind n picture about Ireland. After I read the script, I dreamed I was on the River Shannon, saints be praised. When 'I went on location the next day, there: was the River shannon ul'lowing past me eyes, looking ju.st as it had in me dreams. It was this same stream you're gazing at now. "Recently, it was the Sacramento river for 'Sutler's Gold.' I've si-en it when it was the Thames and tin; Seine: the Rhine and the Congo; the Yukon and even the Yangtse Klang, Chinese pirates and all. But not a single one of them could equal the Doublin' river when it made up its mind to become the Mississippi. NOW AT THE KKX. Grandfather of Waters. "Father of Waters they call it. going to tell ye that> neecl not be ilt a11 surprised, changed by a pack of J" st be thc motion picture Well, when it was all dressed up for 'Show Boat' it was easily the grandfather of waters, and no mistake. Now I'm not the river was changed by leprechauns or banshees. This is a true story, mind ye. But it was fair magic the way they brought the Mississippi to Hollywood." He stopped to light his pipe. Then he resumed, full speed ahead. "First they dammed up a part of the Lo.s Angeles. Then they dug out the earth with huge steam shovels, a channel almost a mile long and over a hundred feet wide. opened the dam and the Th-jy bo;i I rushed in, floating the show that was tied to a pier. A Mighty Task. "They also built a town, making everything match photographs of the Mississippi shore. Ye'cl sweat- Natchez or Memphis was just around the bend. A mighty task it all was, but when it was finished, it would fool the best river pilot that ever heaved a lead. Two boats, were brought from the Mississippi itself, taken apart and Margaret Lindsay and Warren Hull. If friends of Margaret Lindsay are awakened some night by the sound of :i twanging guitar and a feminine voice in a throaty English accent singing "Home On the Range" they It will actress trying out her newly acquired "folk music" education. Miss Lindsay, who came from Iowa, and came a long way from that corn stale in the matter of mock's and credos, has just begun taking lessons on the guitar. And she's specializing, oddly enough, in folk songs of the prairies. "Maybe it's a Ihrow-uack to the pralrii-.s atmosphere in which I was born," Margaret said on tht- set of First National picture, 'The Law In Her Hands,' now showing at the Rex theater. "Or it may be an Emersonian compensation for the fact that 1 nullified my native tongue with an acquired English accent. At any rate, I seem to have an almost uncontrollable affection for cowboy ballads 'and simple songs of the soil." Years ago, as a school girl in a smart New York boarding academy, The Mississippi wa.j taken (o Hollywood for the making- of "Show Boat," the picture now at La Nora ilicalrr. Irene the feminine Irad, 1ms SUCCESS OF HINDENBURG BRINGS HOPE FOR NEW HELIUM DEMAND "O Miss Lindsay started strumming the ukelele, she admits, that instrument having- succeeded the mandolin in the pennantecl sorority houses. At that time, she was given a rare old Cuban guitar as a Christmas present ,aii Instrument dating back tc Colonial days and possessing ah age- mi-llow.d tone. . "I picked up the old Instrument a couple of weeks ago and started strumming a few chords," she told fellow members of the cast of "The Law In Her Hands" in which she's playing the lead. "Much to my surprise," she continued, "I remembered some of the tunes I used to pick out by ear while in school. One of my friends told me about a good guitar teacher, and so I've started taking lessons." LOCAL THEATER PROGRAMS Now Showing LaNora Thru Tuesday The Show Worlds' SuprriiK- Triumph! V SPECTACLE! MIRACLE! MAGIC! EDNA FERBER'S Immortal Classic IRENE DUNNE CHARLES WINNINGER Universal Picture INCLUDING Mickey Mouse Fire Brigade The news of the Hour REX THE LHUU I Margaret LINDSAY Glenda FARRELL LYLE TALBOT Now and Mon. Piu "Hit ana Run Driver 1 Sport Light Natcst News STATE The Pampa theater program for this week follows: LA NORA THEATER Today. Monday and Tuesday, Irene Dunne and Charles Winntn- ger in "Show Boat"; short subjects, Mickey's Fire Brigade" and newsreel. Wednesday and Thursday, Gladys Swarthout and John Boles in "Rose of the Raneho"; short subjects. "Pictorial No. 10" and "Panhandler." Friday & Saturday, Bette Davis nnd George Brent in "The Golden Arrow"; short subjects, "March of Time No. 12" and newsreel. REX THEATER Today and Monday, Margaret Lindsay and Warren Hull in "The Law in Her Hands''; short subjects, "Hit, Run Drivers," "Vita- phone Spotlight", and newsreel. Tuesday & Wednesday, Tom Tyler in "Fast Bullets"; short subjects, "Radio Rascals" and "Newly Reweds." Thursday onyl; Helen Broderick and James Gleason in "Murder on the Bridal Path;'' short subjects, "College Dads" nnd newsreel. Friday and Saturday, Buck Jones in "Deadline", short subjects, ''Table Tennis," Neptune Nonsense", and "Miracle Rider No 11." STATE THEATER Today & Muday, Mae West and Victor McLnglen in "Klondike Annie'; short sbjects, "Flowers for Madam" and "King of Islands." Tuesday & Wednesday, Paul Muni in "Dr. Socrates"; short subjects, "Easy to Remember" and "All American Toothache." Thursday only, Rochelle Hudson and Henry Fonda in "Way Down East'; short subjects, "Broadway Highlights" and "Triple Trouble." Friday & Saturday, William Boyd in "Hop-a-Long Cassidy"; short subjects, "Henry, Funniest Living American", "Where There's a Will." AMARILLO, June 13 (/P)—Trans- Atlantic flights of the German dirigible Hinclenbiirg has brought a sparkle to the eyes of American scientists puttering around the world's largest helium plant. Ever since disaster struck the U. S. navy dirigibles Akron and Yankee Recruit Will Not Forsake Collegejor Ball WINTER PARK. Fla,. June 13 (/P) —Ed Levy, the New York Yankees' recruit, doesn't intend to give up his collegiate career for baseball. A sophomore at Rollins college, Levy says he will attend winter classes at the institution until he earns his sheepskin. Levy walloped the ball at a .360 clip in the past spring at Rollins, besides using his six feet and six inches to good advantage stretching for wide ones on the - initial sack. Few balls got past him. The youngster is a product of Asheville (N. C.) sandlots and wis tutored by Earle Holt. Holt has sent such stars as Wesley and Rick Ferrell, Ray Hayworth, and Jakie May to major leagues. Macon from the skyways, demand for the rare lifting gas has been negligible. Ligler - than - air transportation, stimulated by successful cruises of the giant airship between Lakehurst, N. J,, and Frankfort. Germany, promises new life to the helium-producing industry. The government's plant, a few miles west of Amarillo, is idling along with a skeleton force, doomed to continue inactivity unless new uses are found for helium. "The future of lighter-than-air craft will determine the future of helium production," was the way the U. S. department of interior yearbook summed up the situation. The potential demands of science have spurred C. W. Seibel, superintendent of the bureau of mines plant here, to visition revived demand for the gas. His plant produces the only sizeable quantity of helium in the world. Talk of reconditioning the U. S. dirigible Los Angeles, jaunts of the Hinclenburg and recent discovery of the gas' value in treatment of -asthma, leads Seibel to hope for increased production in the near future. ' "The Hindenburg's scheduled 10 round trips will, of course, build up American confidence in lighter-than- air craft," he said, "and it is no secret that the Goodyear people own the American rights to zeppelin construction." "Hydrogenn (with which the Hindenburg is made buoyant) is on inflammable gas and, when mixed with air, will explode. Helium is neither inflammable nor explosive." Whether the government's helium supply will be made available for commercial use is another question. At present, it cannot be sold for commercial use or exported without the approval of the President on ioint recommendation of the secretaries of war, navy, and interior. "It is possible, however, that Con- jress may see fit to make these regulations more lenient if progress s made in lighter-than-air transportation," Seibel said. "Helium and ighter-than-air craft are thought of together in America. Output of the plant to date can be .raced directly to the navy dirigibles. The plant was built in 1929 and pro- kiction climbed steadily for four •ears during the construction and iperation phase of the Akron's life o a total of 14,749,980 cubic feet n the fiscal year 1932-33. The Akron crashed April 4, 1933, and production fell to 6,534,000 cubic 'eet the next year. Then came the giant Macon and, it the height of its operation, staring July 1, 1934, the plant produced n a year approximately 10,200,000 :ubic feet. When the Macon fell into the sea n February, 1935, dealing what ieemed at the time a death blow to ighter-than-air craft so far as the United States was concerned, production again tumbled. This year, t is estimated, it will be less than wlf of last year's. The plant's force was cut fro m70 to 26 men. Plant operators hated to see the output so sharply curtailed. They knew the gas' value. When heavy steel drums of Helium were piled ugh on a railroad flat car, its buoyancy was so great the loaded car weighed thousands of pounds ess than it did empty. The majestic cruises of German dirigibles across the north and south Atlantic have again swung public and official sentiment. Lighter- han-air craft are returning to favor. Reports that Japan is planning to operate dirigibles between that country and the west coast aroused urther interest. Meanwhile Seibel and his associates are waiting, hoping to step up .reduction again. WAS 'ROUGH RIDER' IN SPANISH-AMERICAN FRACAS CHICAGO. June 13 (#•)—Col. Frank Knox, Chicago Daily News publishei selected yesterday as republicar vice-presidential nominee, is a former Rough Rider devoted, like "T. R." Roosevelt, the idol of his youth, to "the strenuous life." Knox has been a soldier, a business man, a political leader, and a crusading editor. He went to Cuba in the Spanish American war wth a regiment famous for reckless daring, in t World war, his chosen job was commanding an ammunition train, dealing with mules and explosives. His first political success was similarly strenuous, when as a young editor in Saulte Ste. Marie, Mich., he "put over" the campaign of Chase Osborn for governor of Michigan. Knox then made his bow into national politics in one of Its most turbulent scenes. He was one of "Teddy" Roosevelt's rlghthand men in the stormy "Bull Moose" campaign of 1912. Since August 12, 1931, Col. Knox has been editor and publisher of the News. He came to Chicago from Manchester. N. H., where lie IK the co- proprietor of' two papers, the "Leader" and "Union." Knox is 62, but his appearance and manner belie his age. A stocky, powerfully built man slightly over medium height, he has a ruddy face and an air of brimming good health. His hair is sandy and was red in his youth. He was a halfback at Alma college, Mich., and still puts himself through the exercises he used to lead as the school's physical training director. His voice is aggressive and positive, and his manner hearty and informal. When he was put forward as a. presidential candidate his followers hailed him as a "typical successful business man" who had made his way to great success in the newspaper business from a poor boy's start, and also as a "man of action" and a fighter. Many of the tales told about his righting nature centered in "The Soo." Going to that upper peninsula Michigan town in 1902 in his first venture as a newspaper publisher, "The Soo" then was booming, brawling, and lawless. Its streets swarmed with lumberjacks, sailors, trappers. Indians, floating laborers and construction crews. Knox recalls there were 100 saloons for 10,000 population. Knox immediately launched a cm- I sade with his new "Evening Journal" for law.and order. Strenuous action ensued. As a warning, someone shot the windows out of his office. At least once Knox had to back up his editorials with his fists. He knocked a drunken saloon keeper down his office stairs, when the invader stormed in to thrash the editor, and won new respect for the "clean up" campaign. The colonel's baptismal name is William Franklin Knox. He shortened it to "Prank" and uses that form exclusively. He was born in Boston January 1, 1874, of Scotch-English stock. His father ran a market. The family, in modest circumstances, was hit hard n the depression of '74, and moved to Grand Rapids, Mich. There Knox took his first job, at ;he age of 11. It was carrying papers, the "Democrat" before breakfast, and the "Eagle" after school. The i2.25 a week thus earned went Into ,he thin family purse. His newspaper career began in Grand Rapids. Coming back from he Spanish-American war, he broke n as a reporter on the "Herald." Sen. Arthur Vandenberg was on the ame newspaper staff. After making a success of his little daily in "The Soo." Knox. and his ife long partner, John A. Muehllng, vent east to succeed again in Man- hester. Keeping his Manchester papers, •Cnox took command of the Hearst apers in Boston. In 1927 he was ivited to become general manager f the entire Hearst battery of lewspapers, at a salary of $150,000 year. He quit this post at the end of 930 in a friendly disagreement over iolicy. Most accounts picture Knox as he man who had much to do with ersuading Theodore Roosevelt to make the historic Bull Moose cam- atgn in 1912, Knox becoming chalr- wn of the progressive party's west- rn headquarters at Chicago. He speaks of the "Rough Riding" olonel as his "great hero." Knox married Miss Annie Reid f Grand Rapids in 1898, after .a omance started in Alma college, nd they began housekeeping on his 12 a week salary. They have no hildren. Although he has been a republican eader in Michigan and New Hamp- hire, Knox ran for office only once efore. In 1924 he sought nomina- ion as governor in New Hampshire. He was defeated by John G. Win- lant. He now makes Chicago his head- uarters, but still maintains a home n Manchester. He and Mrs. Knox Iso have an apartment in Washing- on. scorn NEWS Enjoyed Centennial Pour Borger Boy Scouts of Troop 7 were included in the guard of honor for Governor Allred during his recent visit at the Pampa Centennial celebration. Those included were: Scott Sch- malhorst, Richard Saxe, Geor-gg Measley, and Victor K. Aubrey. Keal Nichols was chosen from Troops 7 by the council for the presentation of the Boy Scout plaque to the governor during his stay. The local scouts also participated in the battle of Adobe Walls which was portrayed by all scouts in a very realistic manner including guns and cannons. Mrs. Billy Dlxon, wife of the Texan whose fame Is connected with this battle because he alone was responsible for the Indians'losing their morale, made a special trip to the Boy Scout camp to compliment the boys for their wonderful display. Reports from Pampa reveal that the Scouts enjoyed themselves in many ways. They were given free swims, a big barbecue, whereby they had all they wanted to eat, free shows, and numerous other enter- ment, LeKors Boys Fclccl Demonstrations in first aid and guitar solos by one of their troop featured a progiam presented in the Exposition Souse of Hospital* ity last night by 22 Boy Scouts from LeFors, Tex. The occasion was a day In honor of the scouts who came here on an auto trip which included visits to Grand Canyon and Boulder dam. J. H. Duncan, scoutmaster of the ttoop, which Is the pride of the little town of LePors, spoke on experiences of the boys en route to California. "We rode in a large school bus and pitched our camp every night," he said. Elmer Husband played guitar selections and sang cowboy songs for the entertainment of a large crowd which gathered to greet the vistors. —A slipping from a San Diego newspaper. BUTTONS ARE SMART THIS SEASON! Self-covered buttons are Important this season. Let us cover them for you. HEMSTITCHING Let us Hemstitch that new summer dress for you. Singer Sewing Machine Co. Phone 689 214 No. Cuyler Small investors in Great Britain lave accumulated savings amount- ng to a grand total of $15,000,00,000. Summer Band School June 1 to August 22 Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays Private Instruction CALL A. C. COX for information PHONE 814-B BEFORE YOU DEAL SEE C. B. GLOAR MOTOR CO.'S BARGAINS Used car lot located across street from High School and east of Court House. HERE ARE A FEW EXTRA GOOD BARGAINS 1935 Chrysler Sedan, Perfect __ $665,00 1935 Plymouth Coach, radio _ $485.00 1934 Chevrolet Coach, radio __$395.00 1934 Ford Coach, radio _____$395.001934 Plymouth Coupe, radio __ $415.00 1934 Plymouth Coupe _________ $375.00 1933 Dodge Coupe $295.00 1933 Plymouth Coupe $325.00 Thirty other lower priced cars to pick from! Chrysler and Plymouth Dealers Show room located in Hampton & Campbell garage. RALPH JONES, Mgr. E. R. Wood (Woody), Salesman Dow Klnff, Salesman D. J. Brandon, Salesman. Jack Burris, Salesman Approximately 7,000,000 trees have leen set in Kentucky by the federal soil conservation service. To Be Well Dressed Always Wear a Clean Hat , . . Always Factory Finished By ROBERTS, The Haf Nan Located at peLuxe Dry Cle»ner> It's Time to Dress Up and Go Places ... AND IT COSTSLESSTO DRESS AT LEVIHE'S! SILKS A beautiful selection of fine , quality silks. . . new colors and new patterns. . make a lovely summer dress with a length of Ihis. YARD C Dresses The great volume in our ready to wear department has enabled us to buy more dresses , . . and at lower and lower prices! Now we can offer this unusually fine quality dress at the low price of 50 YD. SUMMER SHOES LADIES' Sandals In all the colors as well as white PAIR FOR MEN Whites, (uns mill blacks In comfortable styles — PAIB ....i • h>RIC L ^ TAl H A jpq LEVINES MEN'S SUITS The newest patterns '. , , the newest styles for summer are all at Levine's . . . and at this price every man can afford an extra suit. Choice—

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