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15 Fighting Disloyalty With Motion Pictures I y BEf ' ?bl Ti KA! I'll 1NCE 0 COM It AT .V,.. m - m m m I V spread of all di lovil. ultra-radical tendencies, m this country, the motion picture producers have joined forces and started campaign that will be nation-wide in itl ICOOC and produc tive ot better retulti than COUld be achieved by any other means. This fad has been recognized by official Washington. Not lotUJj ajo there wras a conference be tween Secretary of the Interior Lane and rep- resentativei of the mo tion picture industry which resu ted in the hearty co-operation of the makers pf ni'i: pictures. Chairman Hess of the HoUSC Cbflttttitl .uned the following resolution: "Be it resolved: That it is the sense of a Joint Commit: n Education of the Senate and House that the Uo Picture Industry of the United States be requested I do all that is within its power to up build and strengthen t In spirit 1 1 i Americanism within 0U1 people." At the Washington conference Lewis J. Selz nick was appointed Chair man of the ( onunittee of Distribution. He prompt ly tired the first shot in this Nation.il Americanism campaign by means of a sirring picture entitled "The Land of Opportun ity." Ralph hue, the famous Selznick director, wh one starred in a nrde of ! incoln pictures, directed and starred in this one Mis character ization oi Lincoln is re markable and this, to gether ith the film story, presages a campaign of Americanism propaganda that is expected to work lasting u I The power oi notion pictures has again been r c igntaed. Vice President Marshall, in his addi i ss at this con ference oi motion picture repre nta res and .Secre tary Lav.' . declared : d-rstand. Mi t.rs, "laovtf (inn" of the campaign, ine Land of Opportunity," was written by Lewis Mien Browne Who IS writing exclusively for the Selnick people. I his tirst Americanism feature i a story within a Mory. it has to do with a young American oi means who. having nothing Letter to do to occupy his time takes up Parlor Bolshevism" as a fad. just as one might take up stamp collecting or Egyptology or spirit ism, quite unaware a; the outset that he is doing any thing disloyal or un-American. He is shown at the I me Club, reading a volume oi the Bolshevik propa ganda trash entitled "Classes Against Masses." It Is lust such insidious, poisonous literature as this thai helps spread Bolshevism This young chap has a heated argument with some of the older club members, he declares that capital is wrong, that the money should be equally divided and that there are no opportunities m America, whereupon the older members who have all made successes oi themselves tell him how they Started with absolutely nothing. They leave him in disgust and he turns to the very aged waiter and remarks : "They are all fools, aren't they. William?" "I cannot agree with you. .sir. This jj the greatest country in the world for Opportunities.1 "How can you say that, and you but a humble servant at the age of 87? If there had been oppor- "There agency ii for the American ciplcs t! medium is no greater American life . s semination of ideas and prin through the t file 1 1 1 m and no single md try in Amer ica has d s,, much or can do - ich to arouse the zeal fervor and ftepatl of the coun- Vmerkan Mo Industry." y corner oi the country these pictures will will not be preachments pure and simple, rest stories stories that every man, wo i. whether lettered or illiterate, will un- rWi pyjgl 1 ri rm III 8 i " i '"'vM W wr- 'r. J 1 I I I pi t am I iJM':' ' JAs- DElyJ I iHsffHHr BhImbIbbbI I VS2bV & mm I am. I JJ I mm PBlj Y mmmS9 W Lvl If IbbbbbbbbIbY H gftl Bflfl H Wain try as tlu tion Pict Into i ?o. The. but hum.!, man and Ralph luce as Lincoln in the first Americanism propaganda picture. tunities you would be a member here, not a servant." "Then some other fortunate man would be serving me, sir. May I tell you a story?" Over the mantle is a jrreat picture of Lincoln which the aged waiter look at i oi.stantly. He begins his story and the picture BJOCS into a scene back in 1858 Ahen Lincoln, at 49, was having his famous debates with Douglas. Lincoln has addressed a throng and is t ko on to Salem. 111., to meet Douglas next day in debate. As he sits in the hotel waiting for a carriage to take him. he overhears talk of a boy to be tried for murder in a town fifteen miles away. The boy has only his widowed mother, no one will defend him. Lincoln sits by the stove and begins to think. From this the picture goes back to Lincoln at 23, a rail-splitter looking for work. He calls at the humble log shanty of a woman who is too poor to give him work but she feeds and warms the hungry boy. He plays with the baby in the cradle as she prepares the tood. He is discouraged and tells her there is no op portunity for a boy but she encourages him and he starts out. fed and warmed, and within the hour finds a position. It is history that within the year he was a captain in the Black Hawk war, and then postmaster and soon after a member of the legislature. Lincoln comes out of his retrospection, he refuses to go on to Salem to meet Don-las but walks back through the storm that night and gets to the court in tune to defend and acquit the boy. The widowed mother tells him she cannot pay him except in prayer, Lincoln tells her that she paid long tgo and recalls the incident t the food and warmth and encouragement, for this boy he defended and acquitted was the infant he lifted from the cradle when he, Lincoln, was a hoy of 23, And then the picture goes into the club scene, the aged waiter is finish ing his story and looking at the picture of Lincoln. "Why do you tell me this. William"'" "Because, sir. I was the boy Lincoln defended. I have raised a family of children who are all pros perous and honored. I own a nice home. I have- plenty of money in the bank, al though when 1 was a man grown I was penniless and charged with murder. hy, sir. America means opportunity1 The "Parlor Bolshevist" understands, be stares at the picture of Lincoln, he tears into bits his book on Bolshevism and tosses it into the tire and shakes in gratitude the hand of the tottering old waiter. The picture campaign, which the leading pro ducers will wage to help our government combat the Bolshevik evil that threatens, will be along these lines. Every picture will tell a powerful, human-interest story with a punch that will inspire re spect for and gratitude and loyalty to our country. In this first of the series (all of these will be two-reel features) Mr. nee plays a double role, that of the unthinking chap who becomes a "Parlor Bolshevist1 and also that of Lincoln both at 1$ and at 49. Where Home Brews Will Be Tested for Potency X3 BN WH (C) Harris A Ewint fort '"'of hom V r C'",V m more there it tremendous interest in some quarters in IcoL'i omm rVVn nl hrne distilling, which the government purposes to discourage with all the ,,c ooteoi oik ' v'wt "r the government laborstory which will give the final answer on the nonc hrews which Uncle Sam's prohibition sleuths will seise. Hard cider, hair tonics. "lift ii' .J . i 4 " -aBBBBB Ljl "tbm TW'mmmm lite... Mm by H bYsBs - Vttj wfwmmjm bbbIbbbbHbbbbbbbbbB BbbS 1 1 1 ml ifl Bm m nkM A.Mfd . 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