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on a little bugle, gave a powerful
sweep of the paddle and was on his
He goes up the Hudson to Albany,
then -via the Erie Canal and Great
Lakes to Chicago, through the drain
age canal to the Illinois river, then
down the Mississippi to New Orleans
and by inland lagoons to Galveston.
Then he expects to paddle down the
coast of Mexico and Central America
to Panama, through the canal and
up the Pacific Coast to Frisco.
"By nature I'm a hobo," says Sul
livan. "I'm going to have one grand
STORY IS FIRST DIRECTOR
LAST, SAYS THIS MAN.
David V. Wall.
The Story is the first essential for
a good picture play!
Good actors" are second in im
portance; the camera man, third, and
the director, fourth. So says David
V. Wall, director of the western
Powers picture players.
Only once in a great while do you
find a director in theJ'movie" busi
ness who puts himself last in the list"
of necessaries which go to make up
a good picture. ' "
Although so modest, Mr. Wall is
very capable, however.
He works like a Trojan. He puts
his mind on the play in hand. And
he declares Imagination is the secret
of the success of any stage director,
whether it be in producing a play for
the legitimate stage or the screen.
David V. Wall lives out in Holly-'
wood, California, a beautiful resi
dence suburb of Los Angeles.
He owns his own pretty bungalow
and he finds time to enjoy living as
well as work.
Mr. Wall was an actor for 25
years before he became a picture
play directoi." His last engagement
was the title role in "Our New Minis
ter." His favorite part is the charac
ter part of the cranky, old man.
Many of the picture plays he pro
duces are comedy!
DIARY OF FATHER TIME
In Roman Catholic days in Eng
land, and even occasionally in rural
parishes of America, it used: to be a
custom to place in the center of a
hive of bees a small piece of the
sacred wafer surreptitiously carried
away from the communion. It was
called the "little God Almighty," and
was supposed to insure the bees
from all harm and to increase their
power of honeymaking.
According to Virgil, Jupiter en
dowed the bee with Its marvelous
intelligence, because, when as an in
fant, he lay concealed from his fath
er's search in the Cretan cave, bees
fed him with honey. The Cretans
themselves came to his aid, dancing'
around the babe and rattling brazen
cymbals to drown the cries that
might have betrayed him. To tMs
latter legend is traced the still ex
tant custom of pursuing swarms of
bees with the clangor of keys on
pans and kettles in order to induce
them to settle down.