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"Pretty, iood. morning's work;""!
Bald Chaplin. "Just what is it you
want to know about?"
I hastened to mars'hal.mythoughts.
"What is your Idea of comedy?" I
(finally asked. Chaplialeaned on a
. prop and his eye's took on -a look of
I interest at the mention of comedy.
0 "You see, that's all I do, I think and
act comedy. It ought to oe easy 10
give some definition but it isn-t as
easy as it sounds. "
"Comedy is really a serious study
but one musfe-Heyer, take it seriously.
To be a successful- comedian., there
must be aneasein.actipg that cannot
be associated withseribusness,-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 -pecnliat,ca-pers
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 'its in
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 jclog dancing in a
London theater. It was jusV a year
ago that he got thehunch to go into
LEADER OF LABOR STRIKES
PREACHES GOSf EL OF-HEACE
Pretty a& a swet-glrl graduate,
fearlessly militant as Mrs. Pankhurst
herself, is Elizabeth Gurley Elynn,
the youpg-labor leader who has been
chosen by the Industrial Workers of
the World to make a missionary tour
through thecountry and'preach L,W.
W. doctrine to men and women who
work for wages.
"The Man Who Works for Wages"
first heard of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
about 10 years ago, when a short
skirted schoolgirl, with her hair fn
pigtails,, amazed a labor meeting in
JJew York, by an. impromptu speech
on economic, social and political con
ditions with which wage earners con
tend. ,, , v
The scfiojolgiri-refqrmer was then
a stu'derit ininigiOfichool, but she was
giving more,tinfe"tb.the- study of the
philosophy of-5e6el -and Marx and
other leadersMn the international
labor m'oYmerilVlhatt j to. Murray's
grammar. 'Sne studied'the needs of
laboij, she kne,w vtheimmeasurable
power of. unitejd , labor when she
talked men. thrice her age listened
Before she. was 20 years old she
ElibetK TpJJtiK-V '
was making lecture tours in the in
terest of labor and doing notable
work as an orgahizer. 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 leaderof labor strikes is less
than 2f years' old. Grave mannered
and gentle she moves among her fel
low workers as 'an apostle of peace
and foe to violence. "Reason, not riot,
is the Weapon she offers to working
men ahd women-tb wage their battle!