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A A OCTOBER 29, 1924 lVTnncyril Slavp VlL THEATER HAYWARD PLANS 51 Violin Virtuoso, Now in Poorhouse, Elans 'Comeback' mCLUDES CAST Ml Santa Rosa Vote Postage Costs $440 SANTA ROSA, Oct 29. More than 22,000 pieces of mall weighing nearly three tons was sent out from the office of County Clerk Felt during the past few days. The mass of postal matter consists of the sample ballots sent to voters together with a booklet of arguments for and against the various proposed constitutional measures. Thf postage amounted to $440. -I xi a i wahli, uct.

The an nual Kea cross roll call will start the middle of November and con tinue until 'Thanksgiving, accord ing to Mrs. May Machado. secre tary of the Hayward Red Cross Drench of the Oakland chaDter. Arrangements for the drive will be made at a meeting in the health center rooms November 10. Last year 1200 members, at II each, were signed up by the Hay-ward Red Cross.

That number will be eclipsed this season if possible, Mrs. Machado claims. A small portion of. the money collected will be sent to Washington headquarters, explains Mrs. Machado, while the remainder will be retained here and not turned over to the Oakland chapter as Is generally believed.

SCHOOL CARNIVAL. SAN JOSE, Oct: 29. The sixth annual Hallowe'en carnival of St. Joseph's high school will ODen In the school auditorium tonight, the i program starting at 8 o'clock. Short, vaudeville skits, comedies, musical numbers, a farce, "Freedom of the Press," and dancing are la few of the features on the pro-: gram.

The carnival. will close on1 Saturday evening. RED CROSS DRIV I aJw I 1 i II II 11 1 I S---L iJsg JxJJ I ks fjf rTnDY ST-JrTTII FHryT.l PJ HQ ZVf9 fOCftntyr XImA- Ml THE MOST TALKED OE'M OMjT lp fr PCTURrOTHE- i 1 nv ihjarunivoui lloJern Playhouse Beauti fully Decorated, Refitted, Made Modern. Today, with the last stroke of th palntera brush, tha efforts of a large force of craftsmen who have been working night and day since June 1 to transform- the State theater Into -one of the most beautiful and comfortable theaters on the Pacific coast, have been completed. The transformation has been a remarkable one.

No detail has been overlooked which would add to the comfort and pleasure of the patrons. One of the latest and most improved heating and ventilating systems, of the mushroom type with a thermostatic has been Installed. This system, with Its capacity of 240 cubic feet of air an hour per seat, makes the State one of the best ventilated theaters In the country. By having the thermostatic control, the temperature In the theater Is always kept the same. The theater has been redecorated and refurnished throughout.

The decorators, using the Grecian type, with a touch of modernism to bring the theater Into the class with the newly-constructed show houses. The Interior Is a blaze of color, harmoniously blended In shades of blues, greens, reds, black and gold. The new lighting fixtures, and drapes, all especially designed and made for the in order that there would be a har monious blend throughout, greatly to. ine color scneme. New plumbing fixtures have also i been Installed in all of the rest rooms, and several changes In the construction of the theater he been made.

-Edward A. Smith, resident mania ger of the State, announces that he has completed arrangements under which the State will present a line-up of super-photoplays. A few, which will be presented during the next few months. In. 'elude "Wine," with an all-star cast; (Booth Tarkington'a "The Turmoil;" Prisctlla Dean in, "The Siren of Betty Compson In "The Ramshackle Hoise;" "Daughters lot with Marie Prevost and Monte Blue; "The Red Lily," with Ramon Navarro, Enid Benne Wallace Beery; House Peters In "The Tornado;" Mary Roberts Rlnehart's great story, the Unknown;" Reginald Barker's two big productions "Women Who and "Broken Emory Johnson's latest production, Greatest Game;" the sensational melodrama "The Fire Pa- trol;" Viola Dana In her.

latest productions, "Along Came Ruth," land "Revelation;" Belasco's great production, "Welcome Stranger." These photoplay features will be offered as usual with five acts of Better Vaudeville. Change of program Sunday and Wednesday will 'be trade as In the mow C3VOUWAMT IOKMOW WHAT LOVftMIAMS- reason AHQirt KWi jr rov wJmt imiLu a FANCHON 4 MASCO Wilt SoMf olehral A aware Clerln. Tanto Dtooctt Slfe. Dewey Waealeetoe Lt 4 Aaseraea Piano MnnolofM Nu I. Katlto Pesror V-' BROADWAY eU lth, Today "IIOEE KOBE" and 'THE IllirOOI BOY" Tomorrow "SPIDER AND THE SORE" "THE FIGHTING RANGER'' POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Li) as HEN Ed Wynn, that prlnoe of high-salaried sanies, was here last, season In "The Perfect Fool," he introduced a number of his nutty inventions, In cluding, If you recall, the noiseless soup-spoon.

well, at the time it was consia- ered a harmless diversion and one not likely to find Its way to the patent office, as "Wynn averred it had, in order to protect It for him and his assigns. Now It develops that Wynn's patents are not the only bones that evoke the merry chuckle. He has some new ones In "The Grab Bag" and while at the Washington patent office he made some interesting discoveries. TWENTY SEASONS AGO TODAY nail Ca I ue's "The Christian" Is at the Alcaxar this week. "I thought was the only nut," said Wynn, "but when it comes right down to It I am the sort of tyro, a novice of novices, so to speak.

One man has a patent shoe-lace, with magnetized metal tips that automatically lace themselves; another a collapsible hat-good for grand opera In the winter and carrying fish bait In the "A third has a row boat that becomes a dog kennel or a wooden hut by the readjustment of the pegs. Still another has contrived a coat with rubber pockets, that could be worn upside or down, side wise' or longitudinal without making It look like anything but a totem pole. CURTAIN CALLS And the men are not alone. A woman nas pateniea a purse wmi a humming bird attachment. You miss the hum and know you 'have left It somewhere.

Another illUS 1.11 0. 11 low heel wherein to put what the patentee designates as 'go-to-neu: money for use by escorted females desirous of losing obnoxious males and husbands, "Yet another lady has a patent on a dog collar ah tls at one and the same -time a. muzzle, a' leash, and, when-attached to an- accompanying 1 1 1 of wynn, who About Actors; and Direction writes, produces, directs and fea tiires. himself in his musical affairs, recalls a yarn about Sir Arthur Plnero, whose "The Tan- queray" is now done by Ethel Barry-more. The story in question knocks Into a cocked hat a long cherished tra- dition of the stage.

-iraamon nas it that at rehearsals of a new play the most inconspicuous and frightened looking person at an affair of this kind is the famous author who trots about in fear and trembling, glared at by the actors, snarled at by the stage director and sniffed at by the producer. FORTY SEASONS AGO TODAY The Standard Minstrels with Charlie Reed are at Emerson's. Well, Plnero Is the exception to me case. He condudts tils own rehearsals, his' early experiences an actor having fitted him for the chore. He is like Shakespeare, In that he too was an inefficient actor but a highly efficient stage director.

After writing a play Pinero has He condudts Uth ft Clay BU. Phono Oak. Til Far-Famed Beauty of the Drama Marjorie Rambeau in "Braoeleta" I Tha interne oreok playlet by Bewll Cellini 'CaSe a harpeh Florence. Brady Gilbert Wells Lea Ghezzl Coarareeua Amaiinf DOWNEY CLAHIDtiE EDDIE NELSON "The Soakiet Comedian" With Dolly and Officer Byron I Topics Fables Newa I Exoluii-r Firat San Photoplay UHAKIiKS la "WESTERN LUCK" msn: Take or He. I Cart Dlraot LAST TIMES TODAY "CYTHEREA" LEWIS STOWE.

ALMA RUBENS Aelulta Children lOe POLITICAL 4 It printed privately and his troupe, instead of. getting copies of their own parts only, receive a copy of the manuscript. This is designed to familiarise them with the trend of the play. later, when the actual rehearsing starts Plnero- dictates every move and gesture, every Intonation as he conceives. And yet it is duly reported by the London critics that these plays are not mechanically acted, which Is something in favor of Pinero's system.

EXITS AND ENTRANCES Ed Wynn, of whom we were speaking a moment ago, is a fire bug. Not 'that the comic goes out setting fires and the like, but he has a yen for attending fires. It is no uncommon sight to see the fire engines racing down the street with a long-nosed bespectacled, gangling limbed gentleman in hot pursuit. Jeanne Eagles is planning to break the long monotony of "Rain" with a series of special matinees commencing with Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Grey," which has been dramatized by someone or other. "The 'Prisoner" will not be produced for a few weeks and thereby hangs a tale that might have been tallied ns an over-night star story.

"When Clare Eames retired from the cast to help direct, her role of a difficult old lady was turned over to Ellzabth Taylor, a novice discovered by Brock Pemberton in some "art" company in the Carolines. Instead of achieving rame Miss Taylor was I unable to make the grade, as the boys say, and rehearsals have ceased while another is sought. John V. A. Weaver, whose wife, Peggy-Wood, Is appearing In VThe Clinging Vine" in Los Angeles, is en route West to visit her and.

re write "Love 'Em and Leave tried out. this season. Raymond Hitchcock Is now rehearsing the comedy in which he is to be presented by George Nlcholal. Pending the opening Hitchy is with the Ritz Revue. Based on his story "Stoic," John Galsworthy's play, "Old English," is now on the' London boards.

Clifton Webb, last In "Meet the Wife," has been engaged to play opposite Francine- Larrlmore in Cosmo Hamilton new play It 'Is no trick to truess the plot from the title and Hamilton's reputation as a plot mixer. When Elsie Ferguson appears In Molnar's "Carnival" she will have as leading man Tom Nesbitt, who supported Margaret Lawrence in the original production of "Secrets." At present Nesbitt Is engaged In "Outward Bound," having replaced Alfred Lunt, who went to Molnar's "The Guardsman." "The Green Beetle" Is no more and now It Is said that Harold Lloyd was the 4 financial backer and may 'use It, in another form, as the basis for one of his screen In this way he may recoup a flttle. i Tribune Thanked by Sheridan Council Editor TRIBUNE: At a recent meeting of Phil Sheridan Council, American Association for the Rec ognition of the Irish Republic, a resolution was adopted thanking vour naiier for the support ana publicity you gave our council. very truiy yours, STARTING SATURDAY CRUZE Director of "Thj Covered Wag on, Ruggles of Red Gap, "The Enemy Sex," and many others, TRESENTS; "The City That Never bleeps" Adapted from fTHE CAFE OF FALLEN ANGELS." kr LEROY SCOTT AIM Us Jnmra fruag THE SCREEN'S NEW COMEDY-KING, HARRY LANGDON ia "SMILE PLEASE" JAMES I I wmi imw mi I i I i 7Nsssa. i vi i wmi wn ssu eiilv mm ik i i i imssEs i iiiwi i mm ir i im wm ami ik i rnvmrF i ANNA MAY WONG, who is inf support of Douglas Fairbanks, playing a Chinese slave girl in "The Thief of Bagdad." run SEAT SALE nPFNi TOMORRdW MORNING al Sherman, Clay for PAUUNE FREDERICKS IN.

PERSON In he spicy play of the Smart Set SPRING CLEANING. COMING TO THE Oakland Auditorium Theater Thursday, Nov. 6 Matinee and Night PRICES: 50t to S2.lft Night .....50 to 1S2.50 LLgt3)lfm (lh. Leadinz iheatre) I A Corking- Americas play, about Amsrioan folke packed with fun and aurpriaea KEMPY It raa a year at the Belmont Theatre la new I or a uity. Next Rnudar "CLARENCE Pboae Lakeside 13 7 ill CHI 1' ffA dashing romance and Vf.

big dramatic mo- ments, don't miss this big photo dramatic 4 VN EDW. A. SMITH, Rea. Manager I cn i I I -mm 1 i i ss-si tmi ii Tnt vK Afe0H luK-VVNVV 1 I SEAT SALE 1 i i Br EDNA MARSHALL. BY CONSOLIDATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TEIBUME NEW YORK, Oct 19.

In' a little" rear room of an upper floor of the city home for the aged, Joseph once New York's favorite violinist, Is practicing eight hours daily on a $10 fiddle, preparing for a icome-back, Within 10 months he figures, although 8 years have passed since his birthday, he will be back in the leading hotel dance orchestras or charming the city's -mualo lovers with his solos in a theater: Not so many years ago Joe Tatar, with a mellow, almost Stradivarlus was a part of New York's night life, directing the orchestra at the Waldorf, then at the old Fifth Avenue when the Madison Square theater was at its height and finally charming the guests of the Astoria House. The $3000 Stradivarlus was stolen. months ago as he slept In a lodging house. The cheap violin was sent him by a man who lyd heard pf his plight RIOT OVER IMAGE. CALCUTTA.

Pilerrims at Tara- keswar. denied the use of Hindu iiaaare. rlvted about the temple there until tne police -attacked and an-persert them. ELLIOTY EXTER BLYTHE 'LOWELL SHERMAN AND ROBERT WARWICK gfoSPITFIRE' from tke Novel, suiter. AND HIS Masters Mm Fox VakbidJihgaiine II P.M.

I eura imus mm Polyglot Company -Gathered at Great Expense "by Doug Fairbanks. The cast of Douglas Fairbanks new picture, "The Thief of Bag-AnA which commences an en gagement at the Lurle next Saturday, Nov. 1, represents every country in the world with the exception of Slam and Greenland. However, one of the three extras, who claims to be from Iceland, admitted having spent two years in Greenland. Being laid in an imaginary locale with fanciful settings and environment, it was essential that this picture Include as many bizarre personalities as possible.

Dour is said to have spared no expense in finding the right people and the -result is as 'polyglot a gathering of people as ever em barked upon common First of all, there is an Irish director, Raoul Walsh. This was a good start, 'for it required real Irish fighting qualities to control the battle of diverse temperaments that raged very wildly at times. The leading woman was Julanne Johnston, a Swedish girl, recruited from the ranks of the Morgan troupe of dancers'. The Mongol slave, a part that required emotional subtlety and balance, was played by Anna May Wong, a Chinese girl, educated In America. Her Chinese name 'is Lew Wong Song, and means two yellow willows, When the picture was being filmed Miss Wong almost walked out on her job because an enthusiastic press agent misunderstood the translation of her name and published It as "two yelling widows." The other two slaves were played by Etta Lee and Winter Blossom, both of Mongolian extraction, while the Mongol magician was played by Sadakichl Hartmann, whose mother was Japanese and whose father was German.

Thus, down the list, the leading characters check of nation after nation, until we reach Noble Johnson, full-blooded Sioux Indian, and M. French to the core. Yaquis Rob Train in Mexico, Kidnap Two NOGALES. Sonora. Mexico, Oct.

29. A small force of federal troops today was detailed to pursue a band of Yaqul Indians, who yesterday held up a mule train and stage coach near Maytorena, So and escaped with 30 mules after robbing: passengers in the coacn. Two' men, occupants of the coach, it was reported, were car rled away by the bandits, fifteen in number, but later released after being stripped of their valuables and shoes. The bandits were mounted and wen armed, according to reports nere. ine Dana or is said by government officials to have committed otner depredations re cently.

Canadian Gas Tank Blast Kills Five BY ASSOCIATED PBESB 1ASD WIRE TO TBJBOTTE- VANCOUVER, B. Oct. 29. L. Mackie, British Columbia legislator, Peter Veregln, head of the Doukhobor Colony xit British Columbia, and three unidentified persons were khic when a gas tank exploded on a Canadian Pacific Railway pnspenirer train west of Farron Station, B.

according to word received here. NOTE: "Feel ol Clay" ha been acclaimed by critics at quit the best thing Cecil Mille hat done with the po tible exception of "The Tut Commandments." Thin week it it proving one ol the most attractive picture shown at the American, drawing ca-. pacity audiences at each pe formancf. Now Playing Three More Days Wlta Typical I Hill Cast, Iacludlna- VKRA BEYNOEDS, RICARDO COKTEZ and ROD LA ROCQUE International Newereel, ether Featnrea and OWEN SWEETEN AND HIS 0HCHE8TEA. THE ATE Today and Tomorrow MM inH'i (5r fCrj osdHLtrwiu muvttruLt p-BL0NDEL and co- JlzP NALLON WALSH TAYLOR ROSE I ROSE VALYDA I S'Mj1t UM 7'.

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Friday (( Biq Features THE success of the Water Bonds means pure mountain water, lower water rates and no tax increase. Their failure means higher rates and the filtered sewage of the Sacramento River. Learn how and why at MARIE PREVOST lROCKCLIFFE FELLOWESi RAYMOND HATTON AMD kCISSY FITZGERALD Based on fcheamOOTs oroadwarsr my otery UJRNERED WATER BONDS RALLY AND MASS MEETING Starts Sat. Mat, Nov. 1 Seat Now on Sale All Performances Not to be shown tmywhert else in Alt cits, this teuton ML Daily 8i20 9 SYMPHONY or LtD ARTISTS tUO i WMa Must be ii 1 1 p- m-1 Tonight ,8 p.

m. Oakland a Musical AUDITORIUM THEATRE Everybody Invited- Everybody Welcome Come and Learn the Facts 15 Melody forhufa'Bungahti Boobs 1 ni r.m iu Program cKanei Wednesday and Saturday Matinees. 20 Evenings 35 uA. 45 Smoking pemiLed tn Jkdcony after 5 Mj'. AMDi Kr.

1 HTIIE Speaker: Hon. Joseph R. Knowland, Charles Slimmer Young, Arthur P. Davis, chief engineer and general manager of the East-l ay Municipal Utilities District, and A. S.

Thompson, president of the Central Labor Ccr-cil. Four Days, Only Bes51nnin Satui'dav Prices: "neea 60c, 73e, J1.00 Klghts, 60c, $1, uo rius tai HOMELIKE ROOMS TO LET READ THE jonMiXiSOfi.YoiLTomf'').

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