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“Convention City” at Earle
Is Fast, Funny and Wicked Production Offers Real Field Day for Comedians. Max Baer and “Fugitive Lovers at tlie Fox. By E. de S. Melcher. /''Convention CITY.” now at the Earle, is a very funny I film. It is also a very naughty film. We can imagine V J the censor lads sitting through it with shades over their eyes. The dialogue is bright. The acting is excellent. And Atlantic City is probably given the biggest boost it has ever had. Nevertheless, it is a wicked film—and if you listen closely and understand everyshfng, you will hear some of the broadest humor Hollywood has nrovided. The reason iiiat all of this is allowed Is probably because the action is so fast, the characterizations are so adept, and the actors so unfailing, that there is scarcely time to get over one laugh before the other comes along. Even Dick Powell hasn’t time to sing a theme song. A better title might have been chosen. But as it stands you know that the pic ture tells of one of those conventions held yearly at Atlantic City, where mer chants do less business and have more fun than any time of the year. At this rubber convention Guy Kibbe and Adolphe Menjou are the two “lights” who are doing their best to get them selves elected sales managers. Mr. Kibbe arrives at the convention with wife—Menjou without wife. Both of them have a pretty good time—but the sales manager s job goes to Frank Mc Hugh. who has been mildly “plastered” throughout the convention and who has caught the president of the company going to see a lady who calls herself an insect exterminator” at exactly the right time. The film is a field day for Comedians McHugh. Kibbe and Hugh Herbert. They roll through with it with "rye” in their insides and smiles on their out sides. Particularly recommended is that scene where Herbert tries to get a light from McHugh’s cigar. Dick Powell, Joan Blondell and Mary Astor are also in it—as is Patricia Ellis, a young lady who looks as though she might have a future. But the best of it is in the three Atlantic City musketeers, whose greatest problem seems to be how to get the stern wTife (Ruth Donnelly) of one of them out of the city—so that husband can have a drink, etc. ★ sk * * 'T'HE new stage show at the Earle is well balanced with songs, dances and fun. Doris Kenyon, who con tinues to be one of the screen’s greatest beauties, appears in a few of those song-sketches which she created so suc cessfully a season ago in New York. While we are inclined to believe that they are a trifle too “intimate” for the stage of a film theater, they are beauti fully done, Miss Kenyon's voice being well above the average and her cos tumes as attractive as such things could be. She has a particular grsPe of bear ing and she uses her hand in an effec tive Geraldine Farrar manner. There is also a comedienne on hand, a Miss Clifford or a Miss Marion, we don't know which, who screams for "Henry" and who gets her audience into continual convulsions; Chayney and Pox, two dancers way above the average, who have reached some kind of a climax of their interesting career bv dancing more than once at the White House; the Sizzlers, a radio quartet which knows how and what to sing and deserves all the applause it got—and the Great Gretanos who dance merrily on a high wire. * * * * /CONSIDERING the chances M-G-M had at caustic reflections on “the seamy side of life.” “Fugutive Lovers,” current at Loew's Fox, is not as good as SCHUBERT SINGERS GIVE “VISION OF SIR LAUNFAL” BY ALICE EVERSMAN. ADMAN'S cantata, “The Vision of Sir Launfal,” was presented last evening by the Schubert Singers, a newly-formed choral group, at the Eld brooke Methodist Episcopal ’ Church sponsored by the men’s Bible class of the church. In the first part of the program, Mary Apple, contralto, and Ruth Bronson Logan, violinist, were the assisting artists. The Schubert Singers have already a fine unity of ensemble and well-pro portioned tonal quality of a decided lyric nature. Their singing is smoothly done and without forcing, and mellow and pleasing in sound. At present, the pianissimo passages are the best and most finished part of their work, but for a broader program than that pre sented last night, greater volume and sharper contrasts will be necessary, with more vigor of execution. The rendition of the cantata showed piusical sensitiveness and sureness of idea with well controlled vocal effects. Cadman’s music is melodic if not al ways of original inspiration, and eminently suited to the present manner of singing of this organization. Chaplain Salisbury in a short address told the story of the legend which the good diction of the singers made understand able as they sang. The tenor and baritone solos throughout the cantata were sung bv. Jesse Veitch and Melvin Houseman. The personnel of the Singers is Jesse Veitch, William Jackson, John Vander Sys, Frank Shore, Melvin House man, Hugh Miller, Oscar Kuldell and Vernon Hill. The first part of last evening’s pro gram included Adams' “The Bells of St. Mary's” and "De Sandman,” by Protheroe, which the Schubert Singers gave with especially fine tone quality. In Rubenstein’s “The Seraphic Song,” the solo parts wrere sung effectively by Mary Apple, while Ruth Bronson Logan supplied a violin obligato for both chorus and soloist. Mrs. Chester Adair is the accom panist for the Singers. In the cantata, Mrs. Fritz Hauer was at the second • piano and the combined instruments gave a full and sonorous background and splendid support for the more pre tentious work. The Shubert Singers have made a promising beginning and •1 ■ t Where and When Current Theater Attractions and Time of Showing. National—“Ten-Minute Alibi,” at 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. Gaiety—“Greetings of 1934,” at 12 noon, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Palace—“Dinner at 8.” at 12 noon, 2:25. 4:45, 7:10 and 9:35 p.m. Rialto—“Counsellor at Law," at 11:12 a.m., 12:56. 2:40, 4:24, 6:08, 7:53 and 8:38 p.m. Loew’s Fox—“Fugitive Lovers,” at 11 a.m., 1:30, 4:15. 7:05 and 9:50 p.m. Stage shows at 12:40, 3:30, 6:20 and 9:05 p.m. Columbia—“Going Hollywood,” at 11:55 aih., 1:50, 3:50, 6:45, 7:45 and 9.45 p.m. Metropolitan—“Ace of Aces,” at 11:35 a.m., 1:35, 3:35, 5:35, 7:35 and 9:35 p.m. R-K-0 Keith's—"Flying Down to Rio,” at 1V52 a.m., 1:58, 3:54, 5:50, 7:40 and 9:42 p.m. Earle—“Convention City,” at 10:15 a.m., 12:40, 3, 5:25, 7:55 and 10:20 pm. Stage shows at 11:35 a.m., 2, 4:20, 6:55 and 9:20 p.m. Central — “Invisible Man” and "Should Ladies Behave,” from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tivoli—“Tillie and Gus,” at 2:40, 4-40, 6:40, 8:20 and 10 p.m. Ambassador—“Chance at Heaven," *At 2, 4:05, 6:05, 7:55 and 9:45 p.m. < it should be. It is. however, an excit ing, ambitious, dramatic, totally in credible affair which had the result, at a late showing last night, of plunging the row back of us in some kind of an uproar. Said Lady No. 1: “I can’t stand it—Emily—I just can’t stand it any longer!” Whereupon “Emily" answered: “Well, my dear, if something doesn’t happen to that man in a minute I shan’t be able to stand it either.” Whereupon little Billy, at their right, began a running conversation of grunts, "loans and surpressed shrieks—all of which were due to the fact that Robert Montgomery, having escaped from prison, was trying to make his way across country via a transcontinental bus. This is the kind of a film it is: An exaggerated chronicle of what might go in a bus, but not the kind of a trip ad vised for your Aunt Minnie. It has some amusing moments, and from the luror caused Dy Emily, Little Billy and others, it has very definitely exciting moments, too. Madge Evans, who grows in beauty anu perhaps in wisdom as time goes on, is Letty” the chorus girl in this who is pursued from Broaaway to Altoona, to Pittsburgh to St. Louis, ad innnitem, by a burly racketeer (Nat Pendleton), who makes life more or less of a grave for her. Not until Mr. Montgomery, fresh from a prison break, sits neaviiy beside her in the bus does she cheer up and begin to lace the world as a sun flower again. Even then, however, all is not biue skies, since, having fallen in love immediately with Montgomery, she has to assist him in his prison flight, as well as battle lustily ler her honor every time her brawny pursuer heaves intr\ cifrLt The ending is rather a dolorous af fair, with last season’s much publicized school-house neo-tragedy dragged in by the heels and Montgomery failing down a cliff in his effort to rescue a poor little fellow who has almost been buried alive in the snow. Virtuous and courageous as this is, it doesn't fit in with the rest of the goings-on. Montgomery is somehow wasted in all this—his brittle sense of humor get ting small play. Miss Evans is well enough—and Nat Pendleton is, as usual, excellent. Small bits are done here and there by Ted Healy, minus stooges, Ruth Selwyn—and presumably the Earl of Chichester, whom we looked for and never found. * * * * A/f AX BAER, the fistic world’s gift to 1 A stage and screen, and a pretty good one at that, heads the stage show. Although we would rather not see a king of brawn cavorting around like a beauty winner, we have to admit that Mr. Baer is a versatile and likable per former and that he is endowed with gifts way beyond the ordinary. His act consists of some gentle buffoonery, a short dance and a song he sang in "The Prizefighter and the Lady,” which, as he admits, is too high for him. Other acts Include those splendid Radio Rogues, also featured currently in "Going Hollywood”: Sid Page and com pany in a mildly diverting skit and the Casting Stars. should be counted among the choral groups whose progress is interesting to follow. * * * * YES-rERr,AY's program at the Fri day Morning Music Club had as assisting artist Anita Schade, who gave two dramatic readings with piano ac companiment by Grete von Bayer. Miss Schade first recited a poem by Tur geniev. “How Beautiful Were Once the Roses,” translated into English by Nicholas Douty and set to the music of Arensky. By request, Miss Schade gave “How Do I Love Thee,” from Eliz abeth Barrett Browning’s Portuguese sonnets. This poem had been arranged by Miss Schade and Mrs. von Bayer to Grieg's song. “Ich Liebe Dich.” The musical part of the program con sisted of a two-piano recital by Grete von Bayer and Helen Grimes and in cluded the Arensky suite, compositions by Mary Howe and the “Danse Maca bre” by Saint Saens. DIX IS AIRMAN OF ACTION IN 4 WAR PICTURE 66Ace of Aces” Shown on Metropolitan Theater Screen. A IRMEN at play and in action are seen from a new and original angle in "Ace of Aces,” the war production in which Richard Dix is starred at the Metropolitan Theater. No part of the soldiers' courage has been overlooked in the picture, and the capacity pos sessed by Mr. Dix in representing hero ic characters has been utilized. The story was written by John Monk Saun ders, author of “Wings,” and he has succeeded in bringing out those fea tures that experience with the theater going public has impressed upon his mind. "Ace of Aces,” while devoted largely to spectacular events in the air, has the special merit of shotting how those who are engaged in continuous contact with death find compensation and re action in the merriest moments of life. A whole group of air pilots is brought into Intimate contact with the audi ence, and their off-duty entertainment serves to impress on the mind the thought that those who face the dead liest of perils without flinching have equal capacity for expression of the pleasure of vigorous assocaitions. The play also harks back to the elaboration of the "red badge of cour age,” made famous by a noted news paper writer, in which it is demon strated that the greatest fighters are those who have moved into the center of action from the timid fringe. Mr. Dix loses in love, because he despises lilUM* VWIU &U1, ttliu mvs iuao uiai suffers drives him into the war that he has opposed, not only as an ordi nary fighter, but as a sensational ace of the air, with French and An'.encan recognition of. his victories. It is not until he has shot down a messengc of peace and sent him to his death, that his former scruples against kill ing are revived, and his treat record stops at that point. He is wounded in action and quickly returns to peace ful pursuits. The star of the piece has the acting strength to make these things obvious, and the physique to represent the lone fighter. An excellent cast is provided for this R-K-O film and. as in other re cent pictures. Elizabeth Allan performs with strength and evidence of the in tuition that builds character in such a series of situations as she meets. It is her romance that carries through the drama. She repels the man through a feeling of patriotic condem nation of his pacifism, goes to the bat tle front, where she is in hospital service, and has an opportunity to cele brate \the achievements of the man. Their reunion comes through a common interest in the war. Another excellent performance is given by Ralph Bel lamy. as the captain who places Army discipline above the individual cam i paigns of the younger lieutenant. The Metropolitan also offers the cus tomary short films, with an especially strong series of current events in the news reel. —D- c- c -•-■ “COUNSELLOR AT LAW” CONTINUES AT RIALTO \ FAITHFUL transcription of a stage play into a movie is something to go far to see—and even then there are some disappointing features. "Counsel lor at Law.” now playing at the Rialto Theater for a second week, is one of the few movies that have been kept true to the original, and minus the disappointing features. This may be. or is. because Universal wisely commis sioned Elmer Rice to do the cinema version of his own play. And Mr. Rice used rare judgment in paring the origi nal three-hour production down to a screen play. The lines deleted are only those not entirely necessary to carry faithfully his characterizations, and those few are not missed. Though John Barrymore, who plays the leading role of Lawyer George Simon, is not someone one could imagine as having traveled steerage or been raised from the tenements, as is re quired from Mr. Rice’s character, he nevertheless plays Simon with a great deal of intelligence and force. It is through his understanding of the role that he dispels any incongruity of a Barrymore in anything but the most immaculate clothes. As Simon he both dresses and acts well. George Simon is a forceful, dynamic character. A man whose success as a lawyer who can rescue even the most guilty from justice, brealrthe most iron bound wills and devote time and money to helping unfortunates, was built by hard, relentless work. He made two mistakes In his career—one nearly cost his barrister’s license for helping a young fourth offender escape life im A Famous Dancing Couple The starting point of the Carioca dance, one of the features of the film “Plying Down to Rio,” which is being held over for a second week at R-K-0 Keith's. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are shown above. “DINNER AT EIGHT” GAINS EXTENDED SHOWING HERE 'T'HAT strange menagerie of mis shapen souls, the ladies and gentle men of "Dinner at Eight," is remaining at Loew’s Palace Theater another week to sadden and enchant the few local lovers of gaudy histrionics who have net already seen it. Glittering and adept, the cinema production of the stage play by George Kaufman and Edna Ferber is one of those events neither to be missed nor taken too seriously, for its profundities are shoddy, its stately heroes and shapely ladies tainted with bright cynicism and its story more instructive than uplift ing. Powered with a super-super-super Hollywood cast. "Dinner at Eight” has all the charms and variations of a merry zoo. and the peacockish preen ing' of Mr. John Barrymore as a de cayed matinee idol, the fatuous flutter ings of Miss Billie Burke as an unde voted wife and Miss Jean Harlow's imitations of a screeching wildcat with her claws sunk deep in a stupid hus band (Wallace Beery), are worthy of a trip to their filmland cage. Lionel Barrymore. Edmund Lowe. Marie Dress ier and Lee Tracy, to name a few’, also are on hand to lend their happy gifts to the festival of stars, and even the bit players bear such potent names as will carry the average program picture twice around the country. "Dinner at Eight” is an episodic affair, tracing out the fates and foibles of a dozen people whose lives are en tangled by a pretty skein of avarice, pride, lust and other adornments of the human heart. To relate its history in detail would both require too much of your time and soften the punch of its surprises, but it may be said there are no glaring faults in the telling and only occasionally are the artifices of its creators made obvious. The supporting program includes a Grantland Rice sport subject, introduc ed by the world's worst couplets, and an animated cartoon. R. B. P., Jr. prisonment. and the other his happi ness and life because of an unfortunate marriage. It is through the efforts of his sec retary, Bebe Daniels, who is secretly in love with him, that he recovers his senses and plunges joyously into work again. There will be found In Universal's transcription several of the original cast who played with' Paul Muni in New York, Washington and Chicago They are Elmer Brown, J. Hammond Dailey. Isabel Jewel and Conway Washburn. J. N. H. 1 " 1 . 1 1 '*"**"' t HUGO MASTERPIECE TO BE BROADCAST George Gaul to Have Leading Role in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” THE National .Broadcasting Co. re vealed today it will fill an hour's gap in the program schedule of the ''blue” network tomorrow night by presenting Victor j Hugo’s masterpiece. "The Hunchback j of Notre Dame.” George Gaul, Broad j way actor, will have the leading role, ! supported by Peggy Allenby. The radio version of Hugo's immortal | work has been prepared by Finis Farr of the N. B. C. continuity department. It is reported to be intensely dramatic and colorful, employing elaborate ef fects, a cast of more than 40 persons, and a special musical score. Two of the most vivid scenes are those in the court of the King of Beggars in Paris, and that in which his ragged legions storm the cathedral. * * * * Evangelist billy Sunday, who does very little broadcasting, par ticularly from a network stand point, will face a Columbia microphone Thursday afternoon when he speaks before the New York Rotary Club. The evangelist has not been in New York since 1917. * * * * ADVERSE weather conditions have delayed the liner bringing Am bassador Troyanovsky of Soviet Russia to the United States, and the N. B. C. and Columbia broadcast of his arrival has been postponed until a time to be determined on tomorrow morning. * * * * THE N. B. C. "Planned Recovery" series will be resumed at 10:45 p.m. Monday with Secretary of Interior > Ickes as the speaker. The series will end the following Monday. * * * * A SPECIAL adaptation of "Satur day’s Children” will be presented by the Radio Guild over N. B. C. Monday from 3 to 4 p.m. Joseph Bell of the N. B. C. staff wiU have charge of the production. The cast will in clude Frank Knight, Peggy Allenby. Jeanne Ow-en, Lucille Wall. Malcolm Duncan. Allyn Joslvn. Agnes Moore head and John MacBryde. BAND CONCEBT. By the United States Soldiers' Home Band this evening, in Stanley Hall at 5:30. John S. M. Zimmermann. band master; Anton Pointner, assistant. March. “Jesting” .Barkley Overture, “L'Amour Redempteur” (Redemption of Love), Gabriel-Marie Suite idylle, “Three Country Sketches” .Howgill Pastorale. Darinee. Little Villagers Dance. Tabloid, “Gems of Stephen Foster.” Tobani Fox trot, “Four-Letter Varsity Man,” Drake Waltz suite, “Love Thoughts.” Waldteufel Finale. “Beautiful Dreams"-Paisley “The Star Spangled Banner.” RENOVIZE Phone today—don't delay. EBERLY’S SONS 1108 K N.W. DI. 6557 Dirnlfr your home—Phone “Eherly'e" I-_ _ . I “FLYING DOWN TO WO” STAYS SECOND WEEK Dolores Del Rio and Fred Astaire Have Featured Parts. «CLYING DOWN TO RIO” continue!: another week at R-K-O Keith's Theater for several reasons. One is the combination of speed, beauty and origi nality shown in the setting of the play, for its scenes cover Rio like a circus tent, its Brazilian accent is decidedly pronounced and the chorus perform ance in the sky is both attractive and a product of ingenuity. The power of a name and personality is demonstrated in the continuing popu larity of the show. Dolores Del Rio 1s among those screen artists who create a taste ior further enjoyment of a way of performing. She conveys her thoughts more clearly to the vision than most actors, and she gives an easy idea of the human who is thrilled and im pressed by the world. She has the capacity to create a definite welcome for her return on some other occasion. She is a genuine star. There are unqualified reasons for seeing this as a musical film, because Fred Astaire is its chief dancer. Like Dolores Del Rio. he creates marked human traits, and in doing so. weaves in his dancing skill. He is not only smart himself, but he puts thought and action into the very fine chorus evolu tions in “Flying Down to Rio.” Besides these reasons the film offers good light drama and a strong climax when the intended bridegroom para chutes out of a plane, leaving the girl and the officiating ceremony performer to his rival. D. C. C. -% - “GOING HOLLYWOOD” NOW AT THE COLUMBIA --- ‘■r^OING HOLLYWOOD." now playing VJ a repeat engagement at the Co lumbia Theater, is that kind of film in which “gping Hollywood” apparent ly means—if you want your radio crooner, then go get him. And, after having chased him all the way to Hollywood, convince him that his atti tude is all wrong, hold him if you can, which is much more difficult than get ting him. At least that is what Marion Davies finds. As a French teacher in a young girl’s school she hears Bing Crosby sing over the radio and decides that she loves him. Packing a bag, and telling the school mistress in no un certain terms what she thinks of her and the school, she goes to her radio crooner. Here she encounters difficulty, for Mr. Crosby is already quite taken with the charms of Mile. Yvonne, French actress personified by Fifl Dorsay. Un daunted. she sticks, and through the help of Stuart Erwin, backer of Mr. Crosby's new film, she gets to Holly wood. Once in Hollywood, Mr. Crosby is still as hard to reach as before. Mr. Erwin again helps by giving her a job in the chorus Things go wrong on the lot when Mile. Yvonne goes tem peramental. Time called until she recovers, the players gather to give radio impersona tions. Miss Davies is encouraged by her friend. Patsv Kelly, to give an im itation of Mile. Yvonne. She does, and is overheard by the director and Mr. Erwin. She gets the lead, of course. Everything should be all right then. playing the lead opposite the man she loves, but madamoiselle hasn’t been reckoned with She kidnaps Crooner Crosby, after he has had a little quar rel with Miss Davies, and carts him off to Mexico Miss Davies follows, but her pleas are unavailing. Back to Hollywood she goes, leaving her man with Fifi. Everything is set for the big love scene with another crooner. Then Mr. Crosby staggers in. singing some thing about our love scene being real, and enfolds the radian Miss Davies in his arms. Mr. Crosby’s fans will find that he sings hi the usual manner, and has gained a step or two in becoming an actor, while those who like Miss Davies will find she is wearing more beautiful clothes by the hour and looking quite as pretty as anything you can think of, singing and dancing. J. N. H. -• JOE E. BROWN ILL HOLLYWOOD, Calif.. January 6 <JP). —Joe E. Brown, the movie comic, was in bed yesterday with a mild case of influenza which he contracted at the Rose Bowl foot ball game In Pasadena New Year day. “Cosmopolitan English” ' Finds Favor With Fans This Is Eyidenced hy Fact Foreign Players Have Been Favorites in America. By Mollie Merrick. »T T OLLYWOOD, Calif., January 6.—Esperanto, as a universal I—I language, has been discussed these many years with more I ! people arguing against it than for it. A * Now comes "cosmopolitan English,” via the talking screen, with practically every film fan in favor of it whether they realize it or not. Ever since talking films came into vogue, some five years ago, the question of foreign accents has been one that bothered producers and stars alike. To sav nothing of the audiences. While nothing definite has been said on the subject, certain foreign players have been American favorites, while other very good artists couldn’t get to first base with audiences. The reason? They couldn’t ship their accents enough to make Ameri can audiences unaware of an occosional broad ’’a,’’ or a different intonation. For instance, Clive Brook, Ronald Colman, Lionel Atwill, Herbert Mar shall, Leslie Howard, are leading favor ites of the screen in the United States. Yet they are all native-born English men. But Englishmen who have learned to modulate their decided ac cents into a cultured English, at once understood and appreciated by all au diences. This very thing is termed by Phillis Laughton, diction coach at Paramount studio, as “cosmopolitan English." And it doesn’t apply only to Britishers ap pearing before American audiences. Take our own players who hail from the South, whose accent may be con sidered romantic, but is certainly not easily understood. Miriam Hopkins, Tallulah B:inkhead, and Una Merkel come under this classification. Of these three the first two girls have successfully modulated their defi nite Southern drawl, while Una Merkel accentuates hers in order to gee certain comedy effects. Voice culture is so definitely a part of any successful motion picture ac tress' work these days, that it would benefit some of our newcomers to the screen to take heed, do away with the affected broad ’’a" which becomes “aw” to them, and cultivate charmingly spoken American-English. There are those newly married couples in Hollywood who don’t feel that co-starring in a picture would be to their mutual advantage, perhaps be cause it wou’d lord to disputes between 1 them, or- again because they see no reason for a studio getting publicity out of their personal happiness. Among these are George O'Brien and Marguerite Churchill and Joel McCrea and Frances Dee. who haven't as yet concerned to appear in a film together. In sharp contrast to this opinion Bruce Cabot and Adrienne Ames an nounce to the world that they are de lighted to have the opportunity to play the romantic leads in a picture. And now comes Douglas Fairbanks, jr„ with the interesting announcement that the Prince of Wales is being given a little competition for his heretofore undisputed title of the “best dressed man in England.” The rival stealing Wales’ thunder is | none other than his younger brother. Prince George, who in Doug, Jr’s, opinion is running the Prince a close second, sartorially speaking. George may dress as well as his brother, but he’s way behind when It 1 comes to looking exhausted, and that, in our opinion, is one of the secrets of the nonchalance with which the heir to the British throne wears his clothes, (Copyright, 1014. by North American News paper Alliance. 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THE PRIZE FIGHTER AND THE LADY." Serial, “Gordon nf Ghost City." DUMBARTON ROBERT‘ARMSTRONO and DOROTHY WILSON in “ABOVE THE CLOUDS" Comedy FAIRLAWN ANACOSTIA. D. C. TIM McCOY in ‘ HOLD THE PRESS/* PPINPCCC 1119 H St. N.E. * AinVdErtJiJ Double Feature ‘Mat. 1 p.m> BUSTER CRAB BE in KING OF THE JUNGLE TOM MIX in 1 RUSTLERS' _ROUND-UP " SFrO **1 x Georgia Ave., JEilU Silver Sprinr. Md. SPENCER TRACY in SHANGHAI MAD NESS TIM McCOY in ‘POLICE CAR 17.“ Serial. Comedy.__ cTAirrnii «th md c st§. ne. Jl An lUll Finest Sound Equipment, Continuous from Matinee. 2:00 P.M. SLIM SUMMERVILLE. ZASU PITTS. LOVE. HONOR AND OH. BABY.’4 Hoot Gibson in “The Dude Bandit.'* _8eriai. Comedy. CTATF BETH1SDA. MD. 01/II Ei Home of Western Electric Sound Double Feature THREE-CORNERED MOON.* BUCK JONES, “TREASON.” Sillv Symphony. “Giantland.” TAEHMA 4th and Butterrat Sts. 1 A1\U™IA No Parkin* Troubles. HRUCE CABOT in “MIDSHIPMAN JACK.” FRANCES DEE In “HEADLINE-SHOOTER.” HIPPODROME K Today9**" ' RUBY KEELER “FOOTLIGHT PARADE.” (/} --— —3 PA MFD MT rainier, md. 1 WtlTlCiO Double Feature Phillips Holmes. "B:t Brain " >« D°r>oiaiJalrhankS Jr • "Life ot Jipmy z ARPADF hyattsville. md. ftALML/L Double Feature Gd Buck Jones. “Speed Demon.' Robtrt. Armstrong. “Blind Adventure.*• Starting Tomor.—Mon., Tues. 'o KATHERINE HEPBURN e ^ in “LITTLE WOMEN.” •— Sunday, Continuous, 2 to 11. H Mon. & Tues., Corn.. 6 to 11. 5 RICHMOND ALEXA£3R,A VA James Cagney. “Lady Killer,"_ ARCADE MD' _To m Tyler. “Pigh ting Cow boy." AMBASSADOR cTm/WT APOLLO 62411 s‘ N E BR,l'CE. C A B o T in MIDSHIPMAN _ JACK. 8enal. Comedy. 55 AVAIfiN Conn. Ave. and fid QXfShy™ McKinley St. N.W. 5 0^E“BR^,Ta, PcRo°mMed?EADQUAR 5 AVENUE GRAND lY elv Matinee. 2:00 P.M. W JOAN BLONDELL GLENDA FARRELL •T" In "HAVANA WIDOWS." V E- CENTRAL Bth 8suRtN.^.aDd E . _ Double Feature £ ^FIh^ld l^i^be^" § COLONY G" Ay,*N.^rraAr mrs GEORGE BRENT. “FROM HEADQUAR ^ TKRS ’’ Serial. Comedy. os HOME J33° C8tr^ Uj ZANE GREY 8 “TO THE LAST MAN ” y Serial and Comedy 2 SAVOY 14lh s‘ * Co1- Bd- N-*. JACK PEARL and JIMMY DURANTE. “MEET THE BARON. " Band Reel. s> TIVOLI 14,h st- * p*rk Rd N w* Matinee. 2:00 P.M. W. C. FIELDS. BABY LEROY. “TIL _LIE AND GU8.“_Serial._Comedy. YORK Ga. Ave. A Quebec St. N.Wl CON8TANCE CUMMINGS. “BROAD WAY THRU A KEYHOLE.” Comedy* JESSE THEATER r m RC A. Photopbone . LESLIE FENTON. “FLOATING PLAT £ ,No 1 ” RICHARD CROM g WELL In “ABOVE THE CLOUDS." ■5 <sYI VAN I»‘ * B. L Ave. N.W. JJ |1L*JACK HOLT In “THE -g WRECKER.” Tim McCoy in “Police £ Cur 17." Serial._ £ PALM THEATER D!1 BEBE DANIELS. “COCKTAIL HOUR." John Wayne in “Telegraph Trail.” Serial. DANCING._ MR. STAFFORD PEMBERTON _ Stage and Ball Room Dancing studio. 1124 Conn. Ave. NA. 0008 15* Miu Ellen Waller Member Dancing Maatera of America. Inc. Ball Room and Profeaaional Dancing PRIVATE LESSONS BY APPOINTMENT Saturday Evening Ball Room Claaa. 8 to 12. Stadium. Itt.) I Wcboter St. N.W. CO. 9012. SMART DANCING JACK ROLLINS KATHLEEN WRIGHT Canrae of A Private Ball Room Leaaena. Sin Keduelnc A Tap Claaa, S3 mo. (day A eve. claiMi). Special Attention to Beginners 161L Conn. Ave. DEc. $770 / • * AMUSEMENTS. rrMrrfHmTi&nA max BAER L $incmci...oflncmq...ciOujninC( S RADIO ROGUES, AM At-^-M PlCTVM -iriA 8 *MARI£ DRESSLEfc. £ *JOHNBARRYMORE | #JMnHARtOW*KiliKr BEERY f tUONEL BARRyMORE j(p~1 Eddie CAHlOR'EZiZs ■iU8IJ.1BIIHI.lH I ftoRfoORIS KENYON Lj l.\ PERSON'• «re ^.; j SHOWING RICHARD DIX 'ME or MEf . llliob*th AllaiTlflph ■•llamy | \| | ^SatCU^HORT^^^ I Stated in tht Clouds FLYING DOWN TO MO ••lores Id li» FreDAsliirt C*O IK. I *. f PERT KELTON • ZAZU PITTS El Brendel • James Gleason 7k MEANEST GIRL ia TOWN" RIPLEY’S" “BELIEVE IT OR NOT" ODDITORIUM Sensation of World's Fair 85 HUMAN ODDITIES 300 INANIMATE CURIOSITIES Washington Auditorium IQtk rn.rn.JS V CD. XT U' V’uWUV'>->wUk' V’:-'Jc‘ -"i g DANCE TONIGHT | 1 (DlcJFiitsttic S 7*Ac Smart Place Willi’ Corner. T. B.. Md. I*;;* Only 13 mi. from Washington Blank ^ OOKS rT We hare them . . a rreat stork at Popular Prices Store flours 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. E. Morrison Paper Co. 1009 Pa, Ave. Phone NA. 2945 __WHERE TO DINE. De Sales Tavern 1709 De Sale. St. N.W. OPPOSITE MAYFLOWER American and Italian Food LUNCH. 35c up DINNERS, 75c up Dancing Daily, 10 to 2 A.M. Dancing Sundays. 9 to 2 Aid. Phone MEtrovolit.n 81A0 Maurice Hannon’s Orchestra SO COVER CHARGE CCc IRON daILy G*TE DINNER ,NN Today’* Special, 5 to 8 P.M. Complete four-ronrje dinner—Choice of delielous Ham a la Kin* in Pattie or Hamburr Steak. SUNDAY DINNER. 75« 1734 N St. N.W. H Block East of Conn. Ave. on N St. T-—^^^—*****—^ ~~i SPECIAL SUNDAY TURKEY DINNER A Superb Menu ... Bine point oyster or lit tle neck elom cocktail; celery and otiyei. clam chowder, crab rumbo. snapper turtle or cream of chicken soup; roast roans tnrkey. chestnut dressins. siblet srary; mashed or candled sw. potatoes, new strlns beans or brnssels sprouts. Lettuce and tom. salad. Homemade mince 1 nie. rnm bans. Coffee, tea or beer. —TTanf o'\he Sea” FOOD COAL 2,240 Pounds to the Ton Blue Ridge Va. Hard Stove Coal, $12.00 Special furnace Site, f 10.50 Not, *13.00 Pea. *9.80 Etc. *13.00 Blue Ridge Buckwheat, $7.00 Smokeless Egg, $9.75 Bituminous Coni Without Smoke or Baot 80% Lump. *8.78 Blue Egg, $7.90 Hard-Structure Pa. Bituminous Makes Only Thin White Smoke 75% Lump Coal, $7.00 Lamp delivered In separate compartment from the fine—showing yen get correct imoont of lump. Price* May Advance Soon Better Orimf Now Coal carried from truck to tout coal bln; we do not dump it on curb. Guarantee: If you are not pleased with our coal after burning it 48 boura we will take H back and refund tout money for portion not used. Orer 10.000 New easterners In S Trs. in Baltimore and Washington Therm It a Rea eon Why World*! Largest Retailer! of Va. Antbracito BLUE RIDGE COAL CO. Miners of Virginia Anthracite Bard Coal Alexandria Rd., So. Washington, Va. Me. Opposite Texaco Oil WaL 4101 Distributing Plant 8475 \ Capital's Radio Programs Saturday, January 6. (copyright, 1934) Eastern Standard Time. j WRC 950k j WMAL 630k | WJSV 1,460k j WOL 1,310k | P.M. AFTERNOON PROGRAMS. P.M. ~100 'Judge Carl B. Hyatt Farm and Home Hour Afternoon Rhythms Silent i 1:00 1 *15 Ted Black’s Orchestra " ” Edison Ensemble “ “ 1:15 2- 30 44 44 Vic and Sade Harold Knight's Orchestra “ “ 1:30 1:45 Opera "Tristan and Isolde” Opera “Tristan and Isolde’’ “__“ _1*5 '2:00 Opera ‘'Tristan and Isolde” Opera “Tristan and Isolde" Artist Recital Silent 2:00 2i 5 .... “ “ “ “ “ 44 2:15 o.'on •< •• “ '** IDancing Echoes “ “ 2:30 2:45 .. •« 44 •• | “ “ “ “ 2:45 -376jf opera "Tristan and Isolde” Opera "Tristan and Isolde” P. J Schlink Howard Pyle’s Orchestra 3:00 3- 15 <* *« “ “ 44 44 44 4 4 3 :15 3.30 •• •• 44 44 The Round Towners Musical Revue 3:30 3 : 4 5 4 4 4 4 44 _“_“_3 *5 Too- Opera "Tristan and Isolde” Opera "Tristan and Isolde" Saturday Syncopators Musical Revue 4:00 4.15 K .. .. •• 44 44 44 44 44 • 4:15 4.on .< •• 44 44 Madison Ensemble Something for Every One 4:30 4:45 .. « 44 44 44 44_ 44 4 4 4 : 45 W Opera “Tristan and Isolde” Opera “Tristan and Isolde” Pancho’s Orchestra Something for Every One 5:00 5.15 .. .. 44 44 44 44 44 44 5:15 6:30 Alii*: Hutchins Drake Star's News Plashes Jack Armstrong 44 44 5 :30 5:45 Arlene Jackson, songs Little Orphan Annie Reis and Dunn_Nordica Orchestra_5*5 P.M. _EVENING PROGRAMS. _ P.M. 6;00 Sports and Music Sunday School Lesson Meet the Artist Nordica Orchestra 6:00 6:15 Wardman Orchestra A1 Pearce’s Gang Evening Rhythms Today in Sports 6:15 6:30 Richard Himber’s Orch. Mary Small, songs George Hall's Orchestra Crossroad Store 6:30 6:45 Biltmore Orchestra Capt. A1 Williams _Russian Gypsy Orchestra The Village Nutsmlth 6,45 “TOO Mayflower Ensemble John Herrick, baritone Frederic William Wile Hustler’s Orchestra 7:00 7:15 Richard A. Dixon "Robin Hood”—drama Tito Guizar, tenor News Spotlight 7:15 7:30 Circus Days Eddie Duchln's Orchestra Three Maids and a Mike Parkside Ensemble 7:30 7:45 Jack and Loretta Clements “ “_Parade of Motordom__ Zi^:® “8W New York Auto Show "The New Deal” Parade of Motordom Nisson’s Orchestra 8:00 8.15 « <• “ Elder Michaux 8:15 8:30 Jewels at Eventide Carlos Gardel, baritone “ “ Central Union Mission 8:30 R:4S .< « “ “ Trade and Mark 8:45 “gTST “The Last Flight of Jamboree Philadelphia Orchestni ’ Organ Melodies 9:00 q-15 Mai Andree”_drama “ “ Stoopnagle and Budd 9:15 q-30 Anoree —orema .. „ "The Old Apothecary” I Milton Kellem’s Orchestra 9:30 9:45 - «* •* “_Dolly Allen, songs_[ “ “_ 9:45 10 00 Dancing Party News Bulletins Byrd Broadcast wave Aorams uraicsu# ™ in-15 “ “ Master Singers 10:15 - -FOB Detroit” News Clarence Furman’s Orch. 10:30 jo-45 - ‘ - H. V. Kaltenborn “_10:45 TltoT News-One Man’s Family WLS Bam Dance Guy Lombardo’s Orchestra Meyer Da vis’Orchestra 11:00 11.^ c rvnp Man's Family 44 44 ** ** Slumber Music 11.15 uiso The Globe Trotter " “ Ted Fiorita’s Orchestra Joe Venuti’s Orchestra 11:30 11:45 Madrillon Orchestra_“ “_“ _„__l±c“ 12T00 Madrillon Orchestra Carefree Carnival Glen Gray’s Orchestra Sign Off 12:00 12:15 Sign Off .... ‘ 19.oa ... Abe Lymans Orchestra 12.30 ■ \ - od Sign Off_Sign Off___1:?0 MAJOR FEATURES AND PROGRAM NOTES. A description of the opening scenes at the New York automobile show to night in New York will be broadcast by WRC from 8 to 8:30. WRC also will broadcast at 9 a spe cial dramatic production depicting the ill-fated polar flight of Salomon An tiree and his two companions. '‘The Last Flight of Explorer Andree’' Is the title of the sketch. ~ . Scrappy Lambert and Billy Hinpor, otherwise known us Trade and Mark, will begin a new series on WJSV at 8.45. Robert L. "Believe It or Not” Ripley is booked for another broadcast during the Saturday Night Dancing Party on WRC at 10. ^ _ A. A. Berle. Jr., assistant to the di rectors of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and Harry W. Laidler, ex ecutive director of the League for In dustrial Democracy, will be th^ speak ers on "The New Deal” program or WMAL at 8. "The New Deal and Banking” is their topic. _ “The Parade of Motordom,” on WJSv at 7:45, will be a dramatic review ol the development of the automobile in dustry. • _ “What Organized Labor Does for Human Welfare” will be discussed by Richard A. Dixon, president of the C?n*rrl Lr.bor Union eh WRC at 7:15.