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PAMS ASSAULT VERDICT REVERSED Theatrical Magnate Is Given New Trial on Charges Made by Actress. 8; tfte Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. September 27.—Al exander Pantages. elderly theater mag nate, convicted of criminally assaulting Eunice Pringle. 17-year-old dancer, has another opportunity to attempt to prove i himself Innocent. In an opinion yesterday, the State appellate court ordered a new trial, re versing his conviction. The court held four principal errors occurred In the trial which resulted in Pantages' con viction last October and his subsequent sentence to from 1 to SO years in prison. The errors cited by the court were prejudicial misconduct by District At torney Buron Fitts and his chief deputy. Robert P. Stewart, in their remarks to the Jury attacking the opening argu- j meat of defense counsel and three er- 1 rors by the trial judge. Reasons for Reversal. Errors of the trial judge were de flated to be the court’s refusal to per mit defense to examine certain wit-; nesses concerning their purpose In tes- i tlfying. Its refusal to permit introduc tion of evidence regarding the charac ter of Miss Pringle, the complaining witness, and its failure to follow the Jury’s recommendation for "clemency” as to sentence. “I don't suppose any one in the world knows how happy I am," said Pan tag es, who had been at liberty on SIOO,OOO ball pending outcome of his appeal. "Os course, I am surprised, but I have nothing to say just now," Miss Pringle said. "My attorney informed me of the decision, but I have heard nothing of plans for a new trial.” Her attorney said Miss Pringle’s $1,000,000 damage suit against Pantages would not be affected. . - Three Courses Open. Court attaches mid an Immediate re trial, dismissal of the charge or a re hearing in the appellate court were courses now open. Frederick Wise, scenario writer and State witness at Pantages’ trial, at once withdrew a $250,000 slander suit, saying he believed Pantages was Innocent. The court’s decision ended an 11- month legal fight by Pantages. He was arrested August 9, 1929, in the office of his theater here, after Miss Pringle had attracted attention of passersby with her screams. The girl claimed Pantages lured her to his office to arrange booking of her act. "The Prince of Hollywood.” Charge es Blackmail. Pantages went to trial October 1. He testified he wag the victim of a black mail plot. Garland Biffle, former Arkansas law yer. testified he overheard Miss Pringle and Nick Duneav, Russian playwright, from whom she purchased her act, plot ting the alleged frame-up. Biffle was arrested at the request of District At torney Fitts and tried twice on perjury charges. Each time the jury disagreed. October 27 Pantages was convicted and sentenced November 9 to 1 to $0 years in San Quentin Penitentiary. While awaiting the outcome of his appeal he suffered heart attacks and was released from jail on bail. Deposed Official on Cruiser. BUENOS AIRES, September 27 UP).— Vpidio Gonzales, minister of Interior in the last cabinet of the deposed Presi dent. Hlpollto Irigoyen, who has been held a prisoner In the Central Police Department, was transferred during the night aboard the cruiser Buenos Aires. The reason was not determined. Woodward &Lothrop 10 ”* 11™ F AND G Streets .The Tea Room Her * Ne ** Week 2:30 and 5:50 one will find give expert advice than a cosmeti the smart women in and about V9H ||l cian who has been in daily contact Washington having tea at beautiful women of New Woodward fit Lothrop. IS ferent study in complexion care? 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AT midnight last night Erich *”*’ Marla Remarque’s great claaaie of the war "All Quiet on the West ern Front,” became a great cinema claasic on the t screen of the ing and colossal war panorama ever put to camera, this surpassed* aU the eulogies that heaped upon it. arbiter of peace, Lewis Ayres. this film does not mince either words or action. Nor has it been diluted In theme. It stands forth boldly as an uncompromising revela ! tion of war. and as the most stn- J cere production that Hollywood has attempted. Neither director nor producer has spared toll. One scene after another goes by with either grim tragedy, pathos or humane comedy. The only pity last night was that part of the audience seemed to think they were attending some kind of a burlesque comedy. There Is no question that this la a screen masterpiece. No film has ever been able to rivet the audience’s attention and hold it literally spell bound In the manner of “All Quiet.” For almost two hours, as mankind Is torn asunder before one’s eyes, as youth follows youth Into merciless shellfire and Is swallowed up in the maze of the non-returning, and as the few moments of heart-rending pathos and grim comedy appear, one after the other, there is scarcely the time for the inclination to breathe. Each moment is a distinct etching In Itself and an indelible one in the audience’s mind's eye. It is not the kind of a picture that may be said to be just "good.” It Is really “great,” if—as in the unfolding of the original story—one feels that up to being spellbound in the unmerciful grip of a profound and moving tragedy. The history of Paul Baumer. who lived and died for his country. Is that of millions of others of his own age at the time of the war. Mr. Remarques chose to have Paul die because he said that he couldn’t pos sibly have gone on living after all that. Certainly, the patriot who sprang up in the class room and cried his enthusiasm for w'ar came back a broken and a disillusioned man. Perhaps the bitterest part of it was that after he had been at the front he could only say on his return, “we live and die at the front, that is all,” and was called coward because the chant of war waan’t proudly bursting from his tongue. There is in all this, too. a part of the poetic quality that was so much of the book. The contrasts between the grimness of war, its crude comedy and the hopeless trying to cling to something of the past, makes the film what It is—a docu ment of terrific emotions, which Di rector Lewis Milestone has touched with a magic hand. His players, too, have responded to their tasks with brilliance. All on a level of perfect finesse, it is al most impossible to pick out the stars. Lewis Ayres, however, as Paul, gives a performance that will not easily be forgotten, and Louis Wolheim is an other whose work is superb. The boy who first offers his boots on the sacrificing alter seems so good that MI EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1930. adjectives are superfluous, as they are about the whole film. “All Quiet” la an amazing film, and one that cannot offend, al though its hero and its thesis deal with war enemies. E. de 8. M. Mias Mackatn and Mr. Slila In Good Drama at Earle. /COMPULSORY crime, engineered and dominated by a glorified bootlegger, is seen, in “Man Trou ble” at the Eearle Theater, to have its weak points and to have a tend ency tq surrender to the silent force of the simple life. Just as in the old mqtodrama of the blighting eitv, which lost Its victims at the critical moment because of the greater con tentment in the country homes, there is effective drama when a ruthless metropolis and its racketeers are disarmed by the decency of vil lage life. The lure of the Great White Way no longer furnishes the chief theme of the drama, for modem crime is ruthless and compels its victims to submit, but the contrast between ruthlessness and good will are the same, as illustrated by this distinct ly modem production. Rustic roads under snow blankets, sounding sleigh bells, blinding white flakes in the storm and the cheery greetings at the end of a journey turn the tide in a career which began with an attempted suicide and finally pene trates the hard-boiled surface of the professional gangster. The new type of melodrama is more interesting than the old, for it has its background of dangerous living, its crowded night palaces which may at times become centers for gang warfare, and Its demand for greater displays of conscience and other evidences of real char acter under conditions which are less sentimental than based upon courageous effort to attain more useful places in the world. Ben Ames Williams has enter tained the reading public with his ingenious plots, put into language which Is notable for its clever turns, and in “Man Trouble” he offers an agreeable surprise to the patrons of the motion picture. The title offers suggestions of a stereotyped phase of life under irresponsible conditions, but this may well be forgotten. The reality, as it Is worked out In the skillful hands of Dorothy Mackaill and Milton Sills, demonstrates that it has a right to a better name for the production. No less interesting is the contribu tion made to the list of contrasting characters in a night club by Ken neth Mac Kenna and Sharon Lynn. Miss Mackaill’s ability in picturing a woman of essentially good traits, caught in the meshes of a degrading environment, here appears at its best, and her recognized quality of emotional treatment is one to be appreciated. Most effective, also, is this interpretation of the gangster by the late Milton Sills, and his final expression ’of appreciation for un selfish service is one of the best bits In his career. The play is dra matic and homely, and the dia logue from Mr. Williams’ pen is most effective. In the remainder of the program, Mr. Breeskln’a musicians offer fine playing in selections from popular operas, the news reel covers recent events and there are short subjects by Trixie Friganza and the College Comedians. d. C. C. "Heads Up,* st the Fox, Is Just About Thumbs Down. 'THE spark of wit, humor, intelli gence and charm is lacking in “Heads Up,” the Paramount picture at the Fox Theater. Not only is it one of the dullest and feeblest of screen follies, but it is pretty rough on Charles —no longer ‘Buddy**— Royers, who, billed all over the place as Its star, reaches Just about a round aero during the performance. It Is Incredible to think that after the large strides they have made, the cinema moguls should have deemed It necessary to offer such a produc tion as this. The film’s assets are so negligible that In the sum total of Its meanderings It hasn’t so much as a mole-hill climax. People sing, dance, make love, wield guns, are shipwrecked, all in a kind of muddle in which—ls they had a trip to Mars —no one would pay any attention, furthermore, the producers have fin ished It off so suddenly that one can’t help but think that they were probably disgusted with the whole business and put on the clamps prior to a Long Island week end. It would be futile to describe this picture. Based on a musical comedy which wasn't particularly successful. It Is one of those song-and-dance Jems that teeter back and forth be tween love, lyrics and would-be comedy. Victor Moore, who has al ways been a good comedian, tries hard, but Isn’t allowed to get any where, and Helen Kane Is only a little better. As for the lady who plays opposite Mr. Rogers—well, anyway, she has a handsome pair of eyes. Young Charles uses all of his histrionic equipment, which is a smile. The rest of the program devoted to the stage show, “Bells and Belles,” has the usual collection of lads and lassies and two good adagio teams. It has also the best part of the entertainment, which is some excel lent bell wringing. Another item of note Is that A1 Lyon, the new “aris tocrat of Jans,” does some clever things with the orchestra, which the audience enjoyed vastly. Newsreels and comedies complete the program. Arliss in "OK English” Continues at Metropolitan. D ECOGNIZED as a master of char- acterination and one of the most popular of the actors now be fore the public, George Arliss and his able supporting company of players enter upon a second week at the Metropolitan Theater, with the strong approval of Washington theatergoers. The talkie play. “Old English,” offers an exceptional op portunity for the enjoyment of those qualities for which Mr. Arliss has been universally praised during his years upon the stage. The photography in the produc tion 'ls skilfully handled, and the picture of the supremely confident business diplomat is one that lingers in the memory in away that Is hardly duplicated by the ordinary succession of talking pictures. The final defeat of the old master of business, when sentiment overcomes his ordinary caution, and for the sake of others he violates the ethics of commercial life. Is a dramatic climax which tests his fine abilities, and he meets the test In the man ner that would be expected of George Arliss. Other Interesting feature* of the program are The Star-Universal Newsreel, with Graham McNamee, and short comedy subjects. FORD TO AID MUSEUM Promises to Contribute Exhibit to Munich Institution. MUNICH, Bavaria, September 87 UP)— Henry Ford today told Oscar von Miller, director of the Deutsches Mu seum, that he would contribute to the museum an exhibit whereby his system of straight-line production could be easily understood by everybody and Its importance appreciated. He further intimated that he would try to employ German labor not only In Cologne, where his factory Is about to be erected, but also in other German cities. More than 36,000 coin-operated chance machines are In operation In Rumania. 100 ARE INJURED AS STANDS CRASH Ohio Accident Prober Says He Found Pieces of Decayed Timber. By tbs Associated Press. COLUMBUS, Ohio, September 27. An investigation to determine the cause of the collapse of bleacher stands at the Central High School Athlatlc Field here last night, resulting in injuries to approximately 100 spectators at a foot ball game, was in progress today. The section of seats, occupied by up ward of 2,500 persons, gave way just as the first half of the Central ftigh- Youngstown Chaney High game ended. The occupants were thrown to the ground, many of them struck by falling timbers, others pfnned beneath sections of the stands or "piled upon” by other persons. Emergency treatment was provided almost immediately at the scene to care for the Injured, and every available ambulance was used to carry those more seriously hurt to hospitals. More than 50 were treated at the first-aid station established in the school cafeteria, while 60 others were sent to hospitals. There were no fatalities, and broken limbs, several fractured skulls and se vere body bruises were the worst in juries reported. Excitement ran high through other sections of the stands and order was restored only after school officials re sorted to a loudspeaker system set up to announce the game In calming the surging crowd. The game was delayed until the In jured had been removed, and then pro ceeded over the protest of the Central High School principal. Coaches of both teams afterward explained they deemed resumption of play the surest way of restoring order. The collapse was believed by many to have been due to overcrowding and to the age of the bleachers. John P. Brady, an inspector for the State De partment of Workshops and Factories, which began an investigation immedi ately after the crash, said he found pieces of timber used in the stands were decayed at the center so that they could be picked to pieces with the fingers. 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COACHES—reproduction of a royal coach XIV, and the gay and fashionable courts of * «• -t» ■ • * ' ’ ‘ * T ' »*’ > v ‘ * . WHEN A HINDU MAIDEN GROWS UP # x Wj| jHk 3>&f» 4 j- The strange setting for the ceremony marking the coming of age of a young Hindu girl. All the glories of ancient India are aeen in the setting—the canopy of Jewels creating a background of dazzling beauty. —Underwood Photo. WILBUR PAYS OLD DEBT Ex-Navy Secretary Settles for Ten- Tear-Old Dime Drink. ARBUCKLE, Calif., September 37 i/P). —Regardless of any evidence of absent-mindedness, Curtis D. Wilbur, former Secretary of the Navy, Is notone to forget his nautical details. He even remembers a schooner of root beer he drank 10 years ago. Walk ing Into a drug store here yesterday he handed the clerk a dime he had for gotten to pay for a drink of the bever age a decade ago. PROBE UNDER WAY • IN MINE RIOTING 14 Workers Injured Following Outburst of Factional War in Illinois. Br the Associated Press. SPRINGFIELD. 111., September 27. The Saturday half holiday was looked upon as an armistice today In the Out burst of factional war among Illinois mine workers. The rioting at Duquoin. which left 14 members of both the Howat-Fishwick and Lawls groups injured yesterday, and the walkout of workers at two large pits near Danville elicited no comment from leaders here of either group. Harry Fishwick. anti-Lewis chieftain, said he had asked for reports from hi* men at both places today. Supporters of International President John L Lewis could not be reached. Faction Resents Picketing. Police at Duquoin said between SO and 100 men milled about in the dis orders, started when Howat sympa thisers attempted to picket the United Coal Ae Electric mine No. 11. the largest strip mine in the world. The picketing was described as an attempt to prevent the Lewis men from working until members of the Reorganized Miners’ Union, expelled from the union by Lewis, had been reinstated. John Mc- Millan, most seriously injured, suffered a broken leg. Cause of Walkout Cited. Refusal of the operators of the Pea body mine, which employes 300, to per mit the miners to decide by ballot as to which union faction they would aT Join was given as the cause for the walkout there. About 40 men at the t Taylcr-English mine, Danville, declined - to work with members of the Howat . union and went home. A meeting Isst night did not resiflt in any decision on the .matter. Word from Danville ! said that the two factions there had been at odds for several months and l that agents from across the Indiana line had come in at times to re-inforce ‘ opposition to the Howat-led union. Bi-monthly air service has Just been ■ established between La Pas, Bolivia, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.