Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 11, 1937 · Page 32
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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1937- Pig Wagered In Congress Tonsil Tilt Night Clubs Use Strange Devices . - The Wager A Pig . rja-?-;ttfJTW a ft ir aim To Lure The Tired business man By Robert Barlow o i nPlIE New York night club JL season just ending has setj Louisiana's Governor Backs Bob Mouton With Porker DATE IS NOT SET .Otha Wearin Is In Good Shape After Warmup Out in Iowa - -A ' -i" ; '-'.-:-J WASHINGTON, June 9. (A. P.) The proposed congressional tonsil tussle to determine which is the most fetching the Louisiana bayou bellow or the Iowa hog call reached the wager stage today. . Governor Richard W. Leche, of j Louisiana, arrived in the capital j and immediately went into action, j f "'1' ' . '"V" !-J--..'I-:' .1 I J ;...-. -TT vW (f mTH THE GTESTQf EASE Jp J He officially appointed Representative Bob Mouton, Democrat, Alabama, as the Southern entry, and then put up his state's bet a pig. Contest Date Not Set. Although the date of the contest has not been decided, other details were being arranged rapidly. Representative Mouton will call "eh, la bas!" an old Cajan cry. Representative Otha Wearin (Democrat. Iowa), proponent of the hog call, will shout "sooie!" an old mid-western sound. The squeals of the governor's pig had hardly died in the marble corridors of Capitol Hill before word the dizziest styles in cabaret entertainment, since the Dutch took Manhattan away from the Indians. The recent revival of the cover charge and the $5 dinner check is largely responsible for the strange new fashions in night life. In order to persuade reluctant patrons to dig into their pocketbooks, local night club impressarios have been forced to offer something sensational in the way of entertainment or get out of the business. There was a time when a floor show was considered perfectly acceptable if it consisted of a couple of ballroom dancers, a torch singer, a fed chorus girls and a jazz band. But that simple formula seems to have passed into the limbo of forgotten things, and today's cash customers are insisting on less orthodox amusement in exchange for their hard-earned pennies. Beca-use the movies have accustomed the world to cabaret spectacles so colossal that they couldn't be staged in Grand Central Station not to mention the average night club sheer size no longer means anything in the Broadway hot spots, and operators who want to keep In the Mack must depend on ever-changing novelties to keep the curiosity seekers coming back for more. One of the strongest entertainment guns of the season has been fired by Mario, proprietor of the peppermint-striped Mirador on West Fifty-second street. Having discovered that strip-teasing acts were packing the neighboring burlesque houses, Mario decided to combine the best features of strip-teasing with a little idea of his own. Whereupon he hired an attractive girl acrobat, Alma Bray by name, and had her do an undraping act while swinging above the Winers and diners on a flying trapeze. Alma was and still is a sensation, but the resourceful Mario bad still another idea. Having read somewhere that Canada could boast of a home-bred striptease artiste of its own, one Jacqueline Joyce, he brought her to New York by plane, draped her in some $10,000 worth of furs, billed her a "the stripeuse de luxe," and let Jacqueline do her stuff. She's still doing it nightly to cf the wager reached Wearin. "Shucks," he said, "this is difficult. They bet a pig on a French I ! . I i - . - ? - . - holler, what do they expect me to bet on a hog call a Frenchman?" Corn Appropriate Wager. Disregarding Wearin's levity, his backers quietly went to work on the'problem of their bet. The most popular suggestion was several bushels of Iowa's best corn. This, they reasoned, would be appropriate because whoever wins w-ill get a pig and something to feed it. The contest will be judged by these rules: Volume Three points. Tone Two. Delivery One. Both contestants are practicing. Wearin has just returned from Warmup in Iowa, Mouton will put his tonsils to a test at the Louisiana State Society picnic Sunday. tAG BOXING CATS Associated Press Photo. Representative Mouton to out shout his Jowa opponent, Representative Otha Wearin, in a tonsil tussle to be held on the Capitol steps at a time jet to be selected. .Mouton will cry, "eh, la bas!" while his opponent shouts "sooie!" The Uayon bellow of Itere.entative JJob Mouton (risht) of Jxui.siana got the backing of a pig yesterday, the wager of Governor Richard W. iche (left) of Ijouisiana. The governor expressed complete confidence in the ability of Hotel New Yorker installed a porta- t Other such dmlA ble boxing ring and invited patrons J night club world incIsJjSr to try a rouna or wo wun ama- ire cycusi-jups:er curry teurs from the A. A. U. duPonts Say Private So Private It'll Be MAKING DIMPLES ing at the Iridium F. Hotel St. Reg:?, sr.d 'i-chorus of fan dancers wis bowed in at at the Gre-::r.; lage Casino. Trapeze artists, sr-. luxe, boxer?, cyclists, sesis dog have a'.l ha! the casing for more, but the fcrj something: or other H and the burly policeman who hangs around to make sure that Jacqueline doesn't take off any more than the law allows. In an effort to top the various novelties being offered by his competitors, Jimmy Kelly, who runs a riotous night club down in the purlieus of Greenwich Village, startled the town several months ago by announcing that he had discovered an act that made the striptease seem as dead s the proverbial doornail. The Kelly discovery proved to be Mary Barton from way down South. The personable Miss Barton managed to turn strip-teas-upsidedown by coming out on the dance floor wearing practically nothing and leaving it fully clothed. But even strip-teasing in reverse seemed definitely old hat when the swanky Terrace Restaurant of the BEAR UNDER KNIFE Two-Pound Tumor Is Removed the delight of a gasping audience be the Yanejro Voc-Ii,' now performing: r.ighi-s out restraint at Le ?. This proving to be something less than satisfactory, the restaurant struck a still more startling note by hiring a carnival act known as Nelson's Fighting Cats. Not only was the night club debut of these boxing cats highly auspicous in every way, but the subsequent display of feline fisticuffs met with such a warm welcome that other after-the-theater places immediately began casting around for similar attractions. Performing seals quickly popped up in one of the Greenwich Village spots, and the Versailles, one of the swankier night clubs on the upper East Side started f capturing a balancing dog named "Spotty" as the star of its show. WILM1XC4T0X, Del., June 10. (A. P.) When the duPonts say a wedding is going to be private, they mean it. Look over these preparations for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt-Ethel duPont "wedding the afternoon of June 30. strange wnthircs ar.irc rl f III tions make the moress? The state police, the secret serv PAIN KILLER WORK, OR ELSE, RULING al measures of the Sum?,: antiquated ar.d forsi m minuet. As a matter of fact : the present drift cf things, t may be the next tmvfliy at tome night club carer s pr CI Facinc Gang lain Georgia Shirkers MACON, Ga, June 10.- Yearly Hot Dog Consumption Would Circle Globe 90 Tim NEW YORK, June 10. (A. P.) Ivanjah, the Syrian brown bear of Kmil Palien-berg's one-ring circus she skates, ladies and gentlemen, she waltzes, she rides a bicycle underwent an operation for removal of a two-pound tumor from her stomach at Coney Island. The operation was successful, the veterinarians, Dr. Ray W. Gannett and Dr. Harry R. Risley, said. A leather muzzle over her snout, the 15-year-old bear was led under the grandstand, laid on a wooden table and told to keep still. Her feet were tied. Pallenberg whispered softly to her; the bear moaned. The vets worked swiftly, administering a local anaesthetic. In half an hour the operation was finished. Ranjah was untied, got up slowly and led by Pallenberg, who looked slightly anxious, walked slowly across the ring. WASHINGTON, June 10. (A. P.) The American Automobile AsM.-iati.a c&kc vital statistics today on that gastronomic mongrel of the highway the hot do.'. Forty million Americans, the association estimated, annually hit the ip:i r'-i spend $700,000,0110 for food, a large-portion of which goes for frankfurters an-:br Othe bun-bound comestibles. O " ice, and a corps of social secretaries will check and re-check the people who are admitted to the house and to the church. The road to the church, although it's a highway now, won't be open on the wedding day except to thoso cars carrying persons with the engraved invitations. Employ Major Domo. At the house guests will be asked for their engraved cards before they even enter the door. The bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene duPont, have employed a major domo for the affair, Mrs. Kdward J. MacMullan, of Philadelphia, who has been in the business of keeping the affairs of the "four hundred" quiet. If it's humanly possible, no one will know exactly who has been invited to either the ceremony or the reception afterward. Why? Sometimes the news leaks that some invited guests are not going. Society thieves take their place in chiffons and tails. The guests leave minus their jewels. No Gate Crashing. And sometimes, determined amateur picture-takers, seeing the guest list, coax someone into carrying a tiny camera to the affair. The narrow, honey-suckle-bor-dered country road to the church will be cut off a mile away by the Delaware- state police. At the church door a butler, flanked by social secretaries, will check the people arriving. At the house more social secretaries will advise the butler. There won't be any gate-crashing at the duPont-Roosevelt wedding, if those in charge can help it. "The phcnnrEt-rj v.- "'"y - . t : ; v . . - ; "The hot dog," said the analysis,') "once held a dominant position in I Persons on relief in Bibb (Macon) county who will not accept jobs offered them were warned today by authorities that they will be classed as vagrants and given chain gang sentences. Sheriff James R. Hicks, Jr., and Judge Earl W. Butler of city court joined in a campaign to purge the relief rolls of those capable of working who refuse to accept employment. "It's reached the point where farmers and other persons needing labor can't get it because the laborers prefer to be on relief," the sheriff said. "Starting tomorrow, my force is going to sweep the county and arrest any who will not work. Of course, we don't mean the unemployables." Judge Butler said those who refuse to work will be subject to 12-month chain gang sentences. said the biogrK"- MOONLIGHT Sonata travel,' the nation's vacation diet, but now must compete with such offerings ! the major force that n"- Vir c In to a roc:.. ' inance on the r.a'.:oti CHIMP. CHAMP. menu. The late T. A. i& r ..v'nnn:5L nicknamea tne i. -- dog and made it st.(t Figuring the average as: Barbecue sandwiches. Southwestern hot tamales. Gulf Coast pecan pies jamba-laya. Gumbo. Mississippi fried fish sandwiches. The organization's statisticians said the hot dog is an offspring of the sausage that adorned the banquet tables of ancient Greece. It came to the United States, they said, in the nineteenth cen ST. LOUIS. June 10. UP Battling Billy Bush retained his title in a furious four-round decision fight with Sammy Green in the opening bout of the Forest Park Zoo's fistic Feason yesterday. The favorite blow was the chimpanzee uppercut. This fair miss is demonstrating a device for manufacturing dimples; invented by Miss E. Isabella Gilbert of Rochester, X. Y., and shown at the Xational Inventors' Congress in New York. :r.e s-- five inches Inr.r la.d estimated th-U ). if DENVER, June 10. (Longhaired Rafael Dasilva, 47, explained it was the weather and not his musicianship that caused the "awful nose" of which Denver residents complained. Dasilva said he had to "do a lot of sleeping under the stars" and that dampness affected his violin "so that it squeaked." Police Magistrate Philip G. Gilliam gave Dasilva the choice of paying a $25 fine or leaving town. He chose to leave and said he had recently left Los Angeles for the same reason. the annual American -of them would rtici around the world. The girl is wearing a new Swedish invention to cure a headache, the radium cap. Within a short time after the cap in worn, due to inlets of radium in the cloth, the headache is said to vanish completely. The Duke of Windsor, who suffers more or less permanently from headaches, recently ordered such a hat by plane from the Swedish capital. tury, but didn't leap into the cul COWBOY ACTOR WEDS FINDS LOST C0I1 inary limelight until a Mr. Harry Stevens tried it on an early base FALLS FAR, Lands on Feet CHICAGO, June 10. iJP) Frank Lozosky, 26, leaned out of his bedroom window four stories high for a breath of fresh air. But he leaned too far, and after a complete sommersault, landed feet first on the concrete sidewalk. Physicians said both ankles were SCHENECTADY. N. ball crowd at New York's Polo Grounds. ir Fourteen years Olkowski Inst a gold 1853. He found it tMM cians at City Ho-p.:& from his es-r;, , aM the coin HOW )!-' 1 OH, YOU DON'T SAY SO!! value ranriiiS from J!t'l o - ! T j i I PROVES HIS ABILITY Police Officer Trudges 141 Miles SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 10. (A. P.) Proving he could "take it," Patrolman Charles Davis Avho trudged 141 miles over his "race track" beat the past week won his old post back again. Police Chief Carl Nuess said Davis would return to his three blocks long "levee district" beat and make hourly calls to the station. Davis was required to call the station every 30 minutes on his 23 Vi -mile beat. Davis, who is 54, charged he . ...... : . : :X . :. 'V R f I 1 : r. I was given the "race track" beat ! because he refused to retire on pension. Mayor John W. Knapp and Chief Nuess said Davis was t .'.. J -S . . IF f. .V.V.-.j,.;''1 S -' v . .. 7 -ft-. ? . in poor health. . - 1 i SPENDS DIME Gets $1,385 4V. J 4 .v i ' ... I -"-4- y.V -f Vs " J -- 'I r f JT; r,- i 1 ' f CHICAGO, June 10. UP A youth walked into J. Fogelman's tailor shop and haberdashery and purchased a 10-cent handkerchief. When Fogelman walked through the doorway leading into the tailor shop, the youth followed and then used the handkerchief for a mask while he and a companion locked the owner, three employes and a customer in the basement. They looted the safe of $1,110 and two rings which Fogelman valued at $275, Iif k Koran, star of cowboy films, and his bride, the former Mrs. Uulh I'iper Hollincsworlh, Kastern and lxs .Anjreles society woman, are shown at Koran's home in Hollywood on Iheir return from their surprise marriage near Tia .Itiana. .Mexico. Koran is a graduate of Princeton and the son of Arthur H. Koran,' New Jersey state senator from Flemingtun. Kngiisn lerli,v, the photographer fnif,l t.. i " - , i- i n!lafl horses were cauuht husilr VnTJLl? -1 lern- Ths 1 something at Smallboroueh. NarfoU, La AVhether this was a bit of surprising over the fence gossip of the "You don't say," variety or a tip on the . vonversation or dajg before the Derby was run.

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