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beginning Matty is introduced to the
movie audience in bed fast asleep and
he looks just like any normal, loving
little child still in Dreamland. Later
on he gets up and after going through
his usual morning exercises, he
dresses, and goes down to breakfast.
He kisses his mother and father
and jumps into a chair and gets away
with the average youngster's rations.
Having studied his lessons with his
private tutor (you see he hasn't time
,to go to School) he's off for the Imp
I or Universal studio in an automobile
big enough to make Matty look the
LITTLE boy he surely is.
At the studio he is met by King
Baggot's "Hello, kid," and Leah
IBaird's hug and kiss. Then Matty
goes into his dressing room, which
houses a dressing table and glass, a
clothes rack in which he hangs all of
his many costumes and one or two
chairs. He makes up in one of his
familiar characters for us and we see
him rehearsing a scene. Little Matty
loves to be a villain and end up in
jail. Isn't that the regular boy for
Finishing at the studio he calls up
his father and asks to be taken to
the ball game. Father consents and
in a few minutes Matty climbs into
a touring car and is joined by his
Daddy. They visit the New York polo
grounds. Anxious to be on the inside
(Matty never wants to miss any
thing) he climbs over the front box
railing and presents himself to Man
ager John McGraw. After a little chat
with him he shakes his hand good
bye and makes friends with Jimmy
Ford, the Giants' mascot, plays ball
with him a little while and then re
turns to Dad. Leaving the ball
grounds Matty wants to visit a New
York theater. Outside of the show
house he meets Annette Kellerman,
heroine of "Neptune's Daughter."
Matty is then seen in a moving pic
ture theater and is earnestly watch
ing himself on the screen and not
thinking of himself but the little bpy
.villain in the picture. As the story
gets exciting Matty gets enthusiastic,
being wonderfully active for a little
boy of 45 pounds, and applauds up
roariously. The man sitting behind
Matty's father touches Mr. Roubert
on the shoulder and whispers some
thing to him as he points to Matty.
His father shades his head "yes,"
and in a few minutes everyone in the
front of the- theater recognizes the
"Universal Boy" and laughs with him.
Matty and his Daddy leave for
home and after supper he kisses his
mamma and papa goodnight and goes
to bed and to sleep dreaming per
haps of his work, but more likely of
the baseball game he saw that after
noon. Wonder if any of you little boys
and girls saw this picture and enjoyed
it as much as I did!
LESSON IN WAR GEOGRAPHY
Jemappes. Belgian frontier town,
a few miles southeast of Mons. Fig
ured in military history of France
when French revolutionists here de
feated Austrians in 1712.
Turcoing. Textile town on Bel
gian frontier, eight miles from Lille.
Connected with Roubaix by canal and
tramway. Its 80 woolen mills employ
about 12,000 people. Was scene of
battle between Austrians and French
Marienburg. City of 15,000 in
East Prussia, south of Banzig, report
ed to be occupied by Russian troops.
Lies on the Nogat river. Its great
Schloss is most noted building.
Danzig. Capital of West Prussia,
guarded by a strong fortress and a
regular garrison of 6,000. Lies three
miles from the Baltic on the Vistula.
Important commercial city of 180,
000, exporting large quantities of
grain and sugar.
Cambrai. Fortified French city of
30,000, on the right bank of the
Scheldt. Lies 121 miles north from
Paris. Gave its name to "cambric"
cloth, invented in the 15th century, of
which it is still a large producer,
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