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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 10, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 17',
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said Chaplin. "Just what is it you
want to know about?''
I hastened to marshal my thoughts.
"What is your idea of comedy?" 1
finally asked. Chaplin (leaned on a
prop and his eyes took on a look of
interest at the mention of comedy.
"'You see, that's all I do, Ithmk and
act Comedy. It xmght to he easy to
give some defiriitionbut if isn't as
easy as it sounds.
"Comedy isreally a- serious study
but one must jiever, take it seriously.
To be a successful comedian' there
must be an ease in acting that cannot
be associated withTseriousness.' I go
before the camera without the.slight
est notion of what I am going to do.
I try to lose myself and be the char
acter I am representing,
"It is always the little things that
bring the laughs. The peculiar-capers
and little actions suited-to-the
situation make a hit: ,
"Here's about the last thing,I,can
think of right now"," he said. "Mo
tion picture comedy is still in itsvin
fancy. It will go as far as comedy in
literature and further than comedy
on the stage." '
Chaplin started his stage career at
the age of 7, doing clog dancing in a
London theater. It was just a year
ago that he got the Bunch to go into
moving pictures. ,
LEADER OF LABOR STRIKES
PREACHES GOSPEUOF PEACE
Pretty as a sweet-girl 'graduate,
fearlessly militant as 'Mrs. Pankhurst
herself, is Elizabeth Guriey Flynn,
the young labor leader who has' been
chosen by the IndustrialWprkers pf
the World to make a missionary tour
through the country and preach I. W.
W. doqtrine .to men and women who
work for wages.
"The Man Who Works for Wages"
first heard of Elizabeth Guriey Flynn
about 10 years ago, when a short
skirted" schdolgirl, with her hair in
pigtails, amazed a labor meeting in
JNew York by, an impromptu speech
on economic, social and political con-
ditions with which wage earners con
tend. Tle schoolgirT .reformer was then
a student inhigh( scihool, but-she was
giving- more tlmettb-the study of the
philosophy of Uebel and Marx and
other leaders, in. fhe international
labor movement than to Murray's
grammar. She studied the needs of
labor, she knw ..the. Immeasurable
power of united' labor when she
talked men thrice her age listened
Before sllezwas 20 years old she
was making lecture tours in the" in
terest of labor and doing notable
work as an organizer. During the
Paterson' silk strike, two years ago,
she was. a powerful influence with
the strikers, and a consoling friend to
the "strike mothers."
This leader, of labor strikes is less
than 25 years. -old. Grave mannered
and gentle she moves among her fel
low wqrkers as an apostle 'of peace
and foe to violence. Reason, riot riot,
is the weapon she offers to working
men and women to wage their -battle
for labor's Tights.
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