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1 1 1 L f " ! f Ur Cot to v V: No. lL chant t' Oswer ? r;i t IJ i' i, tloij aitsfl !.i J COMEDY MAGNATE AIDS FILM STARS Police Protect Wealthy Girl WhoWorks Al Christie Recalls Starts He Gave Many Actors. BEGAN IN WORLD WAR Teamed Up Marie Dressier And Polly Moran In Double Cut Up Skit. HOLLYWOOD, March 13. (United News.) The pood old days when many of our present film greats were just ambitious young men and women hoping for fame bring: a reminiscent twinkle to the eyes of Al Christie. Christie is a tall, pleasant gentleman who makes the riotous comedies In which so many stars had their humble beginnings Me started In the picture business during: the World war and still is going- strong. He told how, 10 years ago, he launched I.uura I-i I'lante in "Sweet Girl" roles at $33 a week. Then he lent her to Charles Kav for "The Old Swlmmln' Hole" and she received $100 a week. She was a little uppety bout returning to the $33 Job and noon went her way. KeturnH to Christie. Now she is back at Christie's to appear with Lew Cody In "Meet the Wife." A couple of naughts have been added to her salary: she is getting $3,.'00 a week A I Seiter, who has made a success M a director, was in the Christie Company in the old days. He wanted to play westerns, but couldn't stay n a horse. Years later he turned to iirecting and married .Miss La Plante. Louise Kazenda began with Christie. So ulil Hoct Gibson and the Dun-ran sisters. Then, as recently, they returned to the stage after a short stay. Started i;'Uy ('ompMUi. "Take IJetty Compson, for instance." Christie said. "I was looking; for a leading lady for Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran, as Victoria Ford had-walked out on me to get married. A friend told me there were some fresh, pretty girls' at a local vaudeville house. They were from Salt Lake City. I looked the show over and saw Betty. She was playing a violin as a Gypsy. When the tour ended she signed up for two years with me." Seven years ago Christie gttve Colleen Moore her chance. Two years later he loaned her to Marshall Net-Ian for a picture, then to several others and she climbed rapidly. Syd Chaplin made no noticeable hit until Christie taw him and started him in "Charley's Aunt." Barbara LaMarr was only 15 when Christie put her to work. A year ago she moved to Metro and a big salary. Christie took an opportunity to boast : "I was the one to team Tolly Moran and Marie Dressier." he declared. "I wanted two cut-ups for Dangerous Females." Polly was working by the week for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Marie was freelancing. I starred them together and then M. G. M. signed them both to Ions' contracts. Sons Forbidden To Kill Father OTTAWA. Ont.. March 22. (J The white man's law has come to the Far North and so Kabala. whose 70 years bore heavily on his bent shoulders, was forced to wait for a natural death Instead of being; strangled by his two stalwart sons as he had reqeuested them to do. This is one of the grim tales toM in the annual rejiort of the Hoyal Canadian mounted police, made available in book torm. W. Gibson, an inspector of the Hudson Hay Company, reported the incident. He sail the sons came to him and told him the father had asked them to kill him. He warned them to lisoU-y him. A few days later Kabala died and Gibson found he had lied naturally, although all the Eskimo believe the sons had strangled him. Wins Prize For Resemblance To Greta - r A -'r "V r "; : --:-- v.;,::. ' ::;'1.X" x.-- v :V. -":'- -:- Associated Press I'hoto. Hetty Cerard. New York debutante, who is holding a job in-an exclusive Fifth avenue dress shop in New York, has been threatened bv jobless women, and now is protected by police. Unemployed "women, it is believed, resent that a girl with as much money as Miss Cerard is supposed to have, should take a job that could be filled by a poorer woman. Spanish Grandee7 s Love Appeared to Have Cooled Wife Avers That He Threatened to Kill Her And Also Took Another Sweetheart Along on Trip. Special to the Pittsburch rost-Gzette and Chicaso Tribune. separate from our home In Barcelona," she said. "He took her on a trip to the Majorcas with me last year and established her in a room adjoining" his while my quarters were on the floor above." Whether the divorcee will live up to reports that she will marry Win-field J. Nicholls of the Tantrik Love Cult of Nyack, X. Y.. is problemi-cal. Nicholls, one of Oom Pierre A. Bernard's first sides in mystic love rites, is the divorced husband of Barbara Rutherford Hatch Nicholls, the madcap Yanderbilt daughter. Nicholls has been seen in the company of the pretty matron a great deal, but she asserts she doesn't plan to marry again. P.KNO, March 22. Hot Spanish love is all very well, but when it boils over into threats to kill that's too much to contend with. Marcel ricard de Coll of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Barcelona, related when she obtained a divorce by default here. Her husband, a very grand grandee in Barcelona, Spain, was Jaime de Coll y Cast ell, one of Spain's richest men. "He threatened to kill me or put me in a sanitarium and take my son from me," the wife narrated in describing her hectic days in Barcelona, KVentually, she added, her grandee's love cooled so much that he found another sweetheart "I surprised her with him in the bachelor apartment he maintained Heads Club Of Legislators' Wives He Held Eight Aces WETHERSFIELD, Conn., March 22. Henry Cowan of New York was so amazed he dropped his cards when in a friendly little pinochle game at the home of his mother here, he was dealt eight aces from the first 12 cards off the pack. PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: MONDAY, MARCH 23, . Giant X-Ray Tube Emits Samt Rays as Smaller Ones 1931- Differ Only in Power of Penetration; No New Radiation Found and Therapeutic Value Of Contrivance Is Undetermined. NEW YORK, March 22. IT) The killing power of X-rays from the giant California tube as tall as a two-story house is the same kind as that of a little tube that can be held in one hand. They differ principally in power of penetration. This discovery, the first published scientific comparison of supergiant and of ordinary tube radiation, is announced March 20 in "Science." official organ of the American Association for the advancement of science. It means that the enormous tubes now building- have the power to sink X-Rays far deeper into a living body than small tubes. But the great tubes apparently do not develop a new ray possessing any hitherto unknown biological effect. The experiments have just been completed with the new half million volt tube at California Institute of Technology. They are reported by Dr. Charles Packard of the Crocker Institute of Cancer Research of Columbia University, who was Invited to the coast in December to make this study, and by C. C Lauritsen, California Tech physicist, wh built the tube. The X-rays were produced with a 550,000-volt current. With this power the tube gave a tremendous volume of radiation, 'ranging- from "soft" to ordinary X-Rays and to the extremely short wave lengths of great penetrating- power. A sheet of steel a quarter of an inch thick stopped all the commonplace rays. The super-rays alone penetrated the steel. They fell upon eggs of the wild fruit fly, drosophila, placed to catch their full force. The same dose of super-rays was required to kill them as of ordinary X-Rays. "Obviously then." the report states, "the fly egrgs react to these very short waves in precisely the same way as they do to softer radiation." The giant rays then were tried upon mouse cancer. Again the dose to kill the cancer was the same as that from small tubes. "How far this equality extends in the direction of shorter waves, e. g., the gamma rays of radium, and of very long waves produced by a few thousand volts, is still to be determined," says the report. The gamma rays of radium extend up to the equivalent of voltages of 10.000,000. although some of them are included in the X-Rays studied in this half million-volt test. Of the greater penetrating- power of the super-rays, the report says: "Theoretically this should be of value to therapy; whether such rays will prove advantageous in practice can be determined only by careful study of the reaction of patients." Siamese Queen On Way Here lllili liiBSilllliJiiiliill s v"- - , mmmKm:Mmmm;m& ill V Assoclatecl Press Vfcoto. Queen Tlambai, of Siam, Is accompanying her royal husband to the United States. They embarked from Kohsichang, Siam, March 20, and expect to reach San Francisco early in April. The king is expected to undergo eye treatment in Baltimore. Actress Suing For $100,000 Heart Balm PEGGY ENTHUSES OVER STAGE ACl Opens in Vaudevilj na days balary Is a BigQne. THINKS SKIT IS A WINNe Much Married Blonde is ' But Interviewer JmhC That She Looks About 25J V A ' I V XL ) n O 0 V ' j o " c f) si 9tf i i n -ita.nii , , , Associated Press Phnto. Rita Kozelle, motion picture actress, sued Robert W. Major, of Chicago, head of a school of acting, for $100,000 charging breach of promise, because Major, according to her allegations, made ardent love to her instead of teaching acting, and proposed marriage to her while already a married man. Synod of Monks' Republic Demands All Hens Be Slain Turned Down by Greek Foreign Minister Church Body Will Carry Question to the International Court of Justice at the Hague. By Cable to the Post-Gazette. nd the Chicago Tribune. By H. AM.KN s)lru NEW YORK. -March Peg-gy Joyce, whose hair is as a cumulus cloud, out into her torsi s'r mo; :av. new ATHENS, March 20. The international court of justice at The Hague will shortly be called upon to give a decision on what is probably one of the most extraordinary cases ever brought before a court of justice. The synod of the Monk Rupublic of Athos on the Chalkidice Peninsula in Greece, intends to appeal to The Hague court of justice to force Greece to fulfilPone of the terms of its treaty with the republic, which stipulates that the decisions of the synod must be carried out by the Greek .authorities. The . decision which the synod has made and which now is in dispute, calls for the immediate killing of all hens found in the territory of Athos. The reason given is that hens are females. Under the constitution, approved by Highest Paid Official, After Hoover, Is Pershing Dog Betrays Still HARTFORD CITY, Ind., March 22. A drunken dog led to the arrest of Paul Garwood, on a charge of liquor law violation. The dog, a fox terrier, had become a habitual drunkard from eating mash at the Garwood home. It was said. WASHINGTON, March 22. General John J. Pershing, though he has retired from active service, is the highest-paid official of the United States Government with the single exception of President Hoover. Carrying the proud title of "General of the Armies," he draws a total annual compensation of $21,-500, this sum being made up of $13,500 base pay and $8,000 annual allowance for commutation of quarters, heat and light. During the eight years he has held supreme rank in the army, he has drawn a total of $172,000 from the Federal treasury. M President Hoover draws an annual salary of $75,000 and has an additional allowance of $25,000 a year for traveling expenses. Chief Jus tice Charles Evans Hughes Is paid $20,500 a year, while Dwight F. Davis, governor general of the Philippines, gets $18,000 a year. Vice President Charles Curtis and all members of the President's cabinet receive $15,000 a year, while General Charles G. Dawes, United States ambassador -to Great Britain, and all other ambassadors are paid $17,500 each. Although General Pershing has been relieved of all official duties. he still has . an . office In the war department and acts as chairman of the American battle monuments commission. ' During the past year he has spent a large share of his time writing his war memoirs, now being published serially in newspa pers, and in helping to raise funds for the national Episcopal cathedral in Washington. Mrs. Willis Smith, wife of the speaker of the House of Representatives of North Carolina, has been elected president of the Sir Walter cabinet, an organization of wives of legislators v I A 1 I f U-. I t B Eivor Nordstroem (center) was the winner of the Greta Garbo contest, staged at Stockholm. Sweden, which was'judged by Victor Seam room, producer, and Anna Q. Nilsson. former screen star. They judged that Eivor looked more like the famous Orta, than any other girl in the country, and they were right. Harriet I'astholm ( left) and Karin Ahlbin, won third and second rlM, rmpcUvl)r. Old Con Game Worked Again Far From Cares of Broadway WASHINGTON. March 22. .V A warning was issued by the state department yesterdav ruint mr- than century-old conflfionf-a rm revived this time in Argentina. The scheme was rini.i.o h doi. department officials as "The Aigen- une swindle." In outline it resembled the notorious "Spanish Swindle." Under it confidence men represent themselves as in distress but about to come into a sizable fnnnno This they Dromise tn shar. ,. return for immediate aid. Information has come to .-.f.-iio that a person or group in Argentina has made such advances to residents of the United States. The state department announced it was endeavoring to trace the source. Officials said there were various forms of the same scheme in one of them a letter written to a resident of this country said the supplicant was being held in an effort to make him divulge the location of a huge sura of money. The writer offered to disclose the hiding place in return for $1,000. if ' i if Asorlfiteii fi-esa Choto. Mayor Jimmy Walker, of New -York, enjoying sunshine and rest at Palm Springs, Cal. The mayor is apparently not worrying about a quiz into his official acts as mayor, sought by a number of civic organizations. Kmperor Constantine Monomachos in 1045, women and female animals were excluded from Athos. But for the first time in the his-story of the oldest republic in the world trie Monks refused to obey the rulings of the synod. The synod appealed to the Greek foreign minister to intervene and order all hens to be killed. The idea of intervening in a dispute of this strange nature did not appeal to him, however. He. therefore sent a rather cool letter to the synod, in which he said: 'The holy monks may or may not own hens, as far as I am concerned.' The synod points out that Greece Is not fulfilling her part of the agreement, and that the only thing they can do is to take the matter to The Hague and force Greece to have the hens destroyed. British Author Takes Look At Coast ft i ; ' " ' ' i X Ifxx Via st -y - 71 -.;j) W as Uor camp hiK-i. drawinsr rm,,-, . 1 a 1 ...u.oou! iu u-a an interview au auuuL me swell vs!)!jpi!e which she opened at ratersnri yesterday. t; t . , ivi.oo jujlc, luurrioa lour titrifsa Hflnite!v a!"tinL-t mn i yin:? ri cam mdi one tninKs ner act is 0 to be simply unforgettable'."" 6 j wore the new style pajamas, of suk Knit suostance, siighl'y fitting. She explained that she has been on the stage for almost years. "And you might say," smiled, "that I am getting mnnpv for it than nr,.. .-.i-i -1 appeared in vaudeville." Miss Joyce has fn-t klr-s r,n h arms. In fact she has many freck! on ner arms, bne says thnt she just 30. win De si in looks 25, especially in th pajamas. "What's this Wall Street Jmj nal? ' she asked. They've her calling me up even- day for h weeks, wanting to get a story fri me. Skit About Mf!lii rs 'm l.iw "The "Wall Street Journal'," s was told, "is a paper rai by Wj street brokers. You might to ? attention to it." "Wall street brokers! How mar of them?" "All of them." "Oh! And I've been telling then for two weeks, that I wasn't home She asked her maid, a woma named Hazel, to please put dov the "Wall Street Journal" as ; amicable power to be reckoned n it Miss Joyce opened Saturday in vaudeville skit called "Peggy on A proval," but she doesn't like the tit and may change it. She made great effort to outline the plot, b your correspondent defies any int viewer to sit next to her and kef f such a thing as a plot in mind. For one thing. "Peiisry on proval" is about a mother-in- and Pegsry Joyce simply dete mothers-in-law. Peggy, In the ski is Peggy Joyce, and she Is trying marrv a young Knglishman. Thl suitor's moe doesn't like th in much, and Teggy has to defeat hJ Just how it turns out. is rather ra? J but not Miss Peggy Joyce's opm of mothers-in-law. A mother-in-law." sbe ssrf, " pain in the neck, no matter tow look at her." Detests Shaving Latter. Whatever the dramatic critics es about it. Miss Joyce is good lookir.z She retains the charm that hasmaJ. of her a synonym for many mi: riages. She was originally Margart TjDtori. and she was married fir' at 15. The most revolting thing she tet ever looked upon, she confided, lstvl sight of a man shaving. And for tta reason she advocates, above all ser. arate quarters for man and wife. N! woman, she insists, should be calif upon to contemplate her husbar with a batch of lather on his face. And with the interview drawing ' an end, she said : "Do you mean to sit there and f me that you're not goins to ask n when I'm going to get married? fine reporter you are!" She volunteered, however. lhatsV is in love with no man, and thr- she has no matrimonial ammticr But if the right man comes aion Peggy is fully prepared for No. 5. J. B. Priestley, noted English novelist, with his wife, pictured in their San Francisco hotel room recently. They made a short sightseeing tour of the coast before departing for Tahiti. New Drive For Wild Horses nATcr- Tarrh 2-. Twenty thousand wild horses rema it larire nn the Ciw lice plains in t "Three Corners" section of Xevadt Oregon and Idaho, awaitins capH' unit rnnninr Dr A. J. Dickman, C rector of animal industry, has an nounced. t A new drive will against them this year, conttsM the work of last summer, when a-7,000 were captured and sWrpw canning factories. Woman Power In Politics Of France Domestic Pets Furnish Furs MOSCOW. March 22. IV) Millions of dogs, cats and rats in Soviet Russia are adding their bit toward the five-year industrialization plan. Most of the best furs are being exported in exchange for needed machinery and farming implements, and the small furbearing animals are going into coats and clothing to protect the native workers from the rigor of the cold winters. Small boys make much of their spending money through tracking down stray domestic animals. Dogs and cats bring from 25 cents to $1, while the lowly rat has a standard price of 26 cents. In addition every city has its professional catchers. Many factories are working overtime converting skins into wearing apparel. The government recently passed a strict regulation for licensing all domestic pets. This has led to a decrease in house animals and additional fura for the country's workers. v' 1 ' 'j- ll -1 , :.SImw! l .-..-i.-T. i! I A power in French politics, where women an- "'' the Duches de la Rochefoucauld, president of lu Movement for Women Voters, in her Paris study, he 13 active now in the French presidential campaign. n'.ial verf

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