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' Tim ArrrsinTO TTuraq; ' TtnSAf, NOVEMBER 21J 19i0.
PERILS OUTLINED By
The Office Boy Suffered a Terrible Humiliation the first
Day the Boss Wore His Heavy Underwear to Work
TRAT' AND SORORITY
ATTACKED BY UNION
RUB ON SPRAINS,
CONTROL TO STAND
I . AmsJteJZ6 Ver I
Brownlow Tells Monday Even
ing Club Remedy Lies in
Hands of Producers.
URGE CO-OPERATIVE EDITING
Marvelous Growth to Point
Where Yearly Receipts Are
Motion picture censorship was dis
cussed pro, con, and crosswise before tho
Monday Evcnlnjr Club, meeting at the
Y. M. C. A. last evening.
Two members of tho National Hoard
of Bevlew (formerly the National Hoard
of Censors) outlined the perils of cen
sorship and urged Instead what they
irrmeu "co-operative editorship."
Commissioner Louis. Brownlow warned
that censorship was bound to come In
Washington unless producers combined
to eliminate certain types of pictures.
"There Is a certain class of pictures
now being shown that are bad In their
effect Just In proportion as they aro
M-ell acted. Tho better they are ar
tistically the worse they are morally,"
the Commissioner said.
Opinion Divided on Nudity.
Tho Commissioners were condemned
by some speakers and commended by
others for tho rule ngalint screen nudity
which resulted In the disbarment of the
film "Purity" from a Washington
.Y. ! McCulrc, execut.Mi fcecrcturv
or tho National Hoard of Kuvlew .of
Motion I'lctuiv.t. oxw".lne.l ;ho altl
Piirit " bard reBttrdl"ff tne fllm
..ThiS R.ev. Rr- ,John Vnn Schalck.
president of the Hoard of Education,
raited tho question of advertising cer
-.Tjle S?v "nndolph McKIm, pastor
of the, Church of tho ttplphnny, who
,. "Some folks always raise tho issue
" . we ol,Kht to remove statuary
and pictures from art galleries If we
disbar nudity from tho screen. Well,
I would be glad to see some of them
removed. If an art gallery had noth
ing In It but nude pictures t would
help close It up."
Declare Stnndnnls C'hnnge.
Aaron Drylawskl, representing the
Exhibitors' League of Washington,
"Our standards change. Many of
our giandmothers would not be seen
on the streets with their own grand
daughters In tho garb which young
folk now wear.
"There was cause for complaint
against some pictures in the early
days of the business, Then wo Im
ported many pictures from France,
and" their standards are not ours. Hut
now America makes its own pictuies,
and ships many abroad, an what Is
made In America Is rill right."
W. Frank Persons, member of the
executive commlltoo of th National
Board of Hevlew. and director of the
where 10,1)00,000 poople attend the
iorK. niHU" a strong pien against anv
forms of legal censorship.
"Socially and commercially motoln
Pictures aro the wonder of the age,"
e said. "In ten venrs thev hnvo
reached n r i, wh-:c thev aro
shown dallv In 1V.000 theaters: when
the annual receipts aro I.UO.nno.OOO;
when io.noo.flO people attend the
shows dallv: where at least 0". per
cent of our population over ten venrr
or age are morn or less regular at
tendants at tho exhibitions.
People Want Ilettrr Pictures.
"American people want better pic
tures, and thev also want them, as
an art, educational device, and means
of entertainment presorved and al
lowed to grow. G. Stanley Hall calls
them the 'Greatest didactic device
alnce the invention of printing,'
"Compared to tho printing press the
motion pictures have taken hold like
lightning. In a decade they have
broken Into every social strata, Into
All nations everywhere on the civil
Mr. Persons said that tho motion
picture, like the theater, had Buffered
"Motion pictures should enlist the
paaslonato criticism and constructive
effort of the American people the
name sort of criticism and effort we
javisn on our punnc schools.
Needs Serloua Study.
Mr. Persons said that a serloua ef
fort should be made to study the mo
tion picture problem beforo attempt
ing to deal with It, Ho defined the
problem as threefold.
"How to eliminate bad pictures, es
pecially for the protection of child
ren. "How to study audiences.
"How to improve and liberate the
Art and make of It what It may be-
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Telia Ohio's Experience.
Mr. Persons then told of Ohio's
experience, where effort was made by
three people to review about 700 pict
ures a month. This entailed such la
bor that some of the reviewers, he
bbiu, were piacca in a room to pass
upon two pictures shown at the same
Asserting that fow now contend
that Stato or city censorship Is tho
way to denl with pictures, Mr. Per
sons then sought to show why the
firoposed Federal censorship would be
neffectlve, and defeat the end for
which It was devlned.
Federal censorship would make of
motion pictures a political Issuo of
paramount importance, Mr. Persons
predicted. He recalled that motion
picture mon had called on both candi
dates before the recent election to get
their viows on censorship He told
how a mombor of the New York Login
lature who had proposed a measure
for restricting certain motion plcturo
exhibition, had been defeated In a dis
trict he was supported to control, be
cause tho mqtlon pltfturo exhibitors
throw on their screens dally some
variation of tho Injunction: "Vote
against Illank: ho would Biipprcss mo
"Censorship in America la un-Amori-ran
and unnecessary," concluded' Mr.
Commissioner Jlrownlow assarted
that the form of "ro-nperatlvo editor
fhlp" advocated by Mr. Persona was
essentially censorship. He said many
ti.nX-lnJ,n.l""n?l.cnn.d8V.!n:velopment of any art was unthlnk-
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of the regulatory devices were eaaen-
tlally censorship, because someone al- j
wtvi had tn be responsible.
Commissioner Brownlow defined the
recent edict against nudity on tho
screen as a "rule" and said that It had
been passed in en effort to avoid cen
He urged that producers get to
gether and ellmlnato certain types of
pictures. He said tho Interest In
cleaner motion pictures woji Increas
ing and hardly a day went by without
some demand being made upon him to
suppress certain pictures.
Child's Interest Considered.
,W. D. McGulrc.Vecrctory of tho Na
tlonul Hoard of Review, took Issue
with Commissioner Brownlow on the
latter'a assertion that all motion pic
tures ought to be of a standard which
children could attend. N-EW TOHK. Nov. 21. Armgaard
Commissioner Brownlow said he1..-. ., . ,
hud meant that thoao neighborhood " . ""V"" " -"-theaters
which cater to Children dentlal agent of the Oerman govern
should regulate all shows to conform ment, who was arrested In Washing
to child patronage, and that In other ton ten iayK nK charged with nn
theaters pictures not mnn for will- nUempl to blackmail tho Countess
drMr ?aul?e idLwngton need-1 von Hernstorff, wife of the German
B.i laws .regulating the time of at-! ambassador. callel at the naturallza
.nrt..Vp. fK rhitdrn at the show-s' ' '" otttco In tho hall of records yes
K?S K? l?c,enC.,e,,cdormnm.'is.ptnheer & 1CrrMdtayc.?.nen.rah',I!e p'Te'rs'lt'hh
leeguTat.on- aln.t'bad'exl bf "" hU "55SSi SSRn'Sl Hau'lgano"?
police regulations against baa cxmoi .. iron(i.vnv. who 8I,i,i
l"iVS 2?,,i,r0w2d "The "commissioners' I
... r"'.7i ;. ..vino- It offered
portunlty to work to great disadvant
age In some cases.
Capable of Artistic Development.
"Many of our workers believe that
the motion picture Is capable of de
velopment to an artistic stage where
nudity may be shown with as great
propriety as In art galleries," he said.
He said that tho showing of the
film before the membership of tho
National Board of Ilevlew resulted In
a division. Then a group of social
workers wa called In. They, too,
were divided about It
It was then decided not to pass
tho picture, nor to refuso to pass It,
but to inform the officials of each city
of the division of the board and urge
them to give the picture a private
showing to leaders In their commu
nity to see whether It was desirable.
lie pointed to other pictures, espe
cially' "Inspiration," where the same
method had been applied. In one
community It was severely con
demned, In another city 100 miles
away It was shown and pronounced
the best picture of the year.
now Opinions Differ.
Gardner Mack, motion picture edi
tor of The Times, told how one por
tion of a picture had been commented
on by Commissioner Brownlow as
being morbid and "nauseating," and
Mrs. John J, Locher, of the Federa
tion of Women's Club, who Is ar
ranging the. matinees for children,
had pronounced It ono of the most
roansuo anu anjujruuio yiuiursD duo
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and-Vs-ment upon"p.ctur;. unU
dor debate. I
I II .nisi thai AAnanfaViln In Vi rla I
I1 Main TF1A.L COT
Jl-O OtftlU v,uii0us steiaay wv
able, and that when the question or
n0"1' became slmpty geographic It
.,.-.., to be wholly moral.
, MpV reher explained hor nlan of'
matinee performances for school
a I n A Jt MMfHrnMMNllB rt tn nrmftl '
Dr. George F. Bowerman. llbrurlan '
of the Puhllc Library, presided. The
subject for the club's Decomber i
iiiDuiuiK win no i'iuiivi aiD ui tu
bercular and Aenemic Children In the
FARMERS FOR U. S.
R. R. OWNERSHIP
National Grange Also Urged to Fa
vor Prohibition In Capital.
Prohibition of the liquor traffic tn
tho District of Columbia and Govern
ment ownership and operation of all
railroads In the United Htates wero
urged In resolutions presented at yes
terday's session of tho National
Orange. The patrons or husbandry
close their ten-day convention and
golden Jilblleo colebratlon at the Ra
leigh Hotel Friday.
All resolutions today were merely
presented and roferred to tho grange
committee on resolutions, which will
report later In the week. The resalti
tlons are viewed as good Indications,
however, of the sentiment of the llf--tlcth
National Grange convention.
C. E. HDenee. 8tatn mns'nr nt fim.
gon, Introduced the resolution asking
that tho grange "reaffirm Its former
action in behalf of national prohibi
tion and further reaffirm Its demand
for prohibition of tho liquor traffic In
the National Capital and In th entlra
J District of Columbia,"
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Tft DEFY GERMANY
Kaiser's Alleged Former Confi
dential Agent Takes Out
"P':. arAvei fe. that an attempt
od-'w"1.o ,nBUO " '". "c" govem
ment to get possession of his Portion
Ah a citizen he could demand the pro
tection of this Government if nny at
tack was made upon his liberty by a
foreign power. That explains his ap
plication for his papers at this time."
IIVUVIUM tut iiio uuubin hi. nun iiittui
Dr. Graves answered all the ques-
tlons of the clerk until he was asked ' a stag social to the members and their
where he was born. He declined to frcnda tomorrow evening at the ter
roply and It was not until a telephone min.i v in fh Union fltntion
message waa sent to the Federal bu- ml"M , 1 , ,n t,le , , ,on "V"'n
reau and an answer received that The ,oc' organUatlon-niust secure
specific Information on this point 400 new members as their proportion
could bo dispensed with that his or the 30,000 that Is asked for In the
?iapers were made out He said he was "Continental Membership Campaign "
10m In "Central Europe" on May 7, The associations In this country and
1878, and that ho lived nt 65 West , Canada are co-operating.
Hixty-nlnth street. I Kdwln Callow, George O'Connor, and
Asked whoso subject he was, he re- Frank Uernlrhl, will assist the Ter
piled, "the King of Hungary." In re- mlnal It. It, Y. M. C. A. orchestra to
ply to other questions he said that his entertain. All railroad men nro In
lost place of foreign residence was Lon- vlted to come and bring their rail
don, that he emigrated from Routhamp- road friends.
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Li rnnnr.-n PEft GENT.
Cheerfulness ana raw"""-,!
neither Opium, Morprunc ,
Constipation and Diarrhoci.
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ton, England, that he weighed 100
tiounds, and that he was S feet 10 Inches
)t paid tho necessary dollar, and re
relvcd his first papers. Dr. Graves Is
held In $2,000 ball on the blackmail
I'hnrge, and must appear for examina
tion on December 6 before United Htutes
Commissioner Taylor In Washington, Mr.
"Dr. Graves Is certain that tho Ger
man government would do anything to
get him Into Its power, and he Is afraid
of some plot against his person. I am
searching tho records to ice If there Is
not some precedent by which Prince
Hatzfeldt, counselor to the German
embassy, cannot be compelled to tes
tify. It was In the home of the prince
that the alleged blackmail attempt was
"I question whether the prince or any
other attache of the German embassy
rould appear as a witness In a legal
proceeding here without the content of
tho home government Hut If that con
sent could be procured, and the prince
should testify, I am sure that I could
make his testimony of worldwide Inter
est" Y. M.C. A. WILL GIVE
STAG AT TERMINAL
Railroad Branch Adopts Idea to
In an effort to Interest more men
In the campaign of the Railroad Y.
M. C. A., to secure 30,000 new mem-
. . - . , . .
i hers, the local association Is to give
For Infants and Children
Mothers Know That
VMsatHTAuaeeMrsMv. ttiw veaa env.
Central Organization Calls In
stitutions Undemocratic and
Sororities and fraternities In 'the
public schools are characterised as
"undemocratic and unwholesome" Jn
resolution tb be presented to the
Board of Education this week by tho
Central .Labor Urilon.
upposition was voiced against stu
dent societies by the union at lutt
night's meeting, and delegates to the
central body were requested to havo
thlr locals adopt similar resolutions
and forward them to the Board or
Unsocial and Undemocratic.
Secretary John B. Colpoys pre
sented the resolution, which declared
that "societies of thla .kind tend to
develop unsocial and undemocratic
Institutions and exert an unwhole
snrno Influence In the public schools
of the District."
The union also unanimously
adopted a resolution favoring the
Suttirdoy half-holiday and Instructed
the secretary to convey the senti
ments of the union to the President.
Appeal to Congress.
An appeal to Congress to appoint
a commlttoe to Investigate and sug
gest remedies for the high cost of
living is to be made aa a result of
favorable action on a resolution In
troduced by N. P. Allfas, William W.
Keeler, and William Huttel, of the
The resolution pointed out that
Congress was empowered to enact
laws correcting commercial abuses,
and that a Congressional Investiga
tion of the soaring prices of today
would bring about quick relief.
Hunter Killed by Own
Shotgun in Accident
HARRISnuno, Nov. H. William
Hhaffer, twenty-seven years old, was In
stantly killed while hunting In an or
chard back of Wlldwood Park. He
placed his shotgun on a stump for a
few minutes and the ahell was dis
charged when he picked It up. The shot
entered the right side of .Shaffer's neck.
ana aeatn resuitea at once.
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Committee Decides Not to
Withdraw "Jones Family
The "Jones Family Group" will not
This cartoon, reproduced on the
postal cards of the Washington Birth
Control League, waa objected to br a
member, Mrs. HWelyn C. Wldney. of
13C6 Konyon street, on the ground
that it tended to cause tho aims of
the organisation to be "vulgarised
A special meeting of the executive
committee was called last evening to
decide whether the cartoon should be
used henceforth. The committee atood
by the cartoon, and It will continue
to circulate the picture.
Tho cartoon, drawn by K. B. Cham
berlain for "The Masses," shows a
careworn mother and rather, with
even nondescript children around
thorn, and points the lesson that
tnetr condition 'might have been Inv
proved by family limitation.
The meeting 'last evening was held
at the home ofthe league's president
Mrs. Anna M. Wexler. .400 First street
DR. JAMES L. GORDON
TALKS ON PATRIOTS
"The American flag, and not the
American dollar, la the emblem of the
country," Dr. James U Gordon, pastor
or the First Congregational Church,
told members or the Legion or Loyal
Women at their annual banquet In the
Raleigh last night Dr. Gordon spoke
on "Modern Patriotism."
The guests were welcomed by Mrs.
Ada H. Weiss, president or the Le
gion. Miss Grace M. Pierce, vice
president, was toastmlstress.
Contributing to the program or
toasts were P. T. Mo'ran, president or
the Chamber or Commerce; Mrs. Mary
8. Lockwood, Mrs. Mary Logan Tuck
er, Miss Cora C. Curry, Mrs. Thomas
Calver, Mrs. Augustus Knight, Mrs.
8aunders Johnston, Isaac Gans, Col.
John M. McElroy, Gen. John Clemm,
U. 8. A., retired, and Dr. Thomas Cal
ver, Mrs. W. H. Houghton, chaplain or the
legion, gave the Invocation. Musical
numbers were given by- Miss Helen
M. Cheesman and Miss Florence Reynolds.
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