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‘THANKYOL'AT NATIONAL IS GENUINE John Golden presented at the National Theater last night “Thank-U,” a comedy by Win chell Smith and Tom Cushing. Here is an advocate for the un < <> er pa id preacher quite as effec ' * live as any broadside from a pul pit "Big Bertha’’ and both funda mentalists and modernists will reach a common ground in the conclusion it is downright good entertainment. "Thank-U” derives its title from the attitude which hundreds of pastors of the less prosperous flocks are compelled to assume through accepting various gratu ities to compensate for an inade quate salary. Playwrights Wincfeu Emith and Tom Cushing frequent ly lay on their comedy strokes in broad resounding smacks for the •o-called professional Christians and the smug hypocrisy some times illy concealed under the cloak of a vestryman. The Rev. David Lee, pastor of a small New England church is the agency used to impress the lesson. Rector Lee is eking out an uncertain existence on an 1800 salary and such contributions as the more generous of his parishioners dole from time to time. When his very attractive niece arrives from Paris to be come a member of his household •he endeavors to impress upon him that the relation between the congregation and its underpaid •nd humble spiritual director is not such as to generate dignity or respect. Her logic is that one continually looked down upon and pitied in week days can hardly radiate the divine spark on the Sabbath. The campaign to win more material reward progresses satisfactorily until the breath of scandal touches the rectory and incidentally brings in an appeal ing romance. When it appears that every plan has gone amiss and failure is inevitable a wealthy business man arrives on the Scene and by the application of some practical Christianity solves the problem of the pastor and the love-affair of his becoming niece. It's a consistently told little story and has the added blessing of never becoming preachy. Martha Hedman fits in mosi congenial!’- in this well-cast com pany. She is Diane—the charm ing niece of the rector—and still i the blonde beautiful of the stage, j Her role calls for no exacting mo- ' ments. but the touches of emo tion with which she is entrusted •re made effective by skilled re pression and fin’sh. Harry Dav enport. whose forte once was musical comedv and juvenile roles, seems fashioned to fit ner fectly into h»s spiritual surround fng. He makes the Rev. Lee a most srmpathetio Pn d life-like character. Frank Monroe was truly fine as a hard-shelled busi ness man with his rare voice still ... his great asset. The laughs in Hiis play are well handled bv Phil Bishon. Win Chatterton. Freder ick Malcolm. Allen Peel. George A. Schiller and the irrepressible George Spelvin, Helen Judson, Eleanor Post. Phyllis Rankin, and Nancy Lee. fill incidental roles ac ceptably. “Thank—TT” 1 8 effectfvelv •taged by Producer John Golden •nd can be safely recommended to the New Year playgoer who is looking for clean, laughable en tertainment.—A. R. K. CENTRAL— “Bright Lights.” Bright Lights of Broadway'” fe the featured photoplay at Crandall’s Central Theater for the first four days of this week. The story centers around the dra matic rise of a girl, through managerial influence, to theatri cal stardom. The climax, reached by a succession of events familiar to the life of Broadway, is ordi nary, but carries a suspense that •Imost lifts one from his seat. A smalltown girl, whose dreams of success and love, awakes to find herself compelled to choose between the two. Stardom she chooses, and on the night of her great success, becomes the wife Os her manager. The same night, the country boy comes in search of his sweetheart, and in the aris ing complications, is falsely ac cused of murder and sentenced to be electrocuted. Through the ! perseverence and skill of the girl j his life is saved, and all ends j happily. Os course, as in all ! such stories, the villian receives I his reward at the hands of Provi dence. The cast is exceptional. Doris Kenyon, Harrison Ford and Lowell Sherman do some very splendid acting as the “Eternal Three.” and small parts are played by Edmund Breese. Tyrone Power, Effie Shannon and Charlie Mur ray. E. L. P. CRANDALL’S— “The Mailman.” Johnny Walker and Ralph Lewis have been given unusually generous opportunities to exert a deep appeal to the heart in Emory Johnson’s production of “The Mailman,” at Crandall’s Theater, where overflow audi ences greeted it enthusiastically yesterday. The story is of a mail carrier who has served Uncle Sam faithfully for many years, providing a comfortable living for his family and devot ing much time and money to the partial care of a little invalid living next door. Tn time his son becomes a railway mail clerk and in recognition of valuable service is put in charge of a large money shipment going by sea to a distant port. The rene gade father of the little Invalid girl plans to rob the mails of the money and make it appear • that the mail clerk is the guilty one. The manner in which this scheme is thwarted comprises ♦he most exciting sequence of events in the picture and brings the movement of the drama to Its highest point. Ralph Lewis, remembered as the carpetbagger in Griffith's “The Birth of a Nation,” and Johnny Walker, who has many fine portrayals to his credit, is Cast as his son. Harry' Pollard is the star of the comedy, “It's a Boy,” which ought to be self-explanatory! | In “Thank You” ■ I ■lllite ? I ji IIF y-. .1 Ipf wE k W 1 gw w I fib f Hb- I W MARTHA HEDMAN, One of the alluringly lovely lights in John Golden’s comedy of character, now at the National. MAE MURRAY IN j ALL LAUGHTER A SURPRISE ON MET’S EFFORT BILL “Fashion Row,” on view at the Columbia this week, is by far the most ambitious and the most suc cessful of the Mae Murray pic tures. Considering some of her past hits, this is rather a strong state ment: but backed by a concrete wall of evidence, it can be said without fear of contradition. And the evidence may be seen several times daily on the Columbia silver sheet. Mae Murray’s efforts are in * class apart; her following is about as large and as partisan as Gloria Swanson’s. Like the Para mount star, a great deal of this popularity is due to her bizarre taste in clothes, and an ability to set them off to fullest ad vantage. It must be admitted that some of Mae Murray’s past performances have had little to recommend them save the styles the star introduced. With this in the average mind, the title of her latest film, “Fashion Row,” is apt to be entirely misleading and misrepresenting. For at last we have a new and more powerful Mae Murray, with a better and sincerer sort of story to tell. There is no doubt about the ability of Robert Z. Leonard as a director, after “Fashion Row.” neither can there be any doubt as to the histrionic ability of Mae Murray. But it now becomes evi dent that the full force of this combination has been smothered too often beneath manuscripts that have been so much tripe. All is now changed. The play’s the thing. And with a cast like this one it can’t go wrong. A dandy Sennett comedy. Inter national News and orchestral over ture round out the entertainment. R. L. B. J AN ALL-FUN BILL Miss Ray Dooleys Mr.FlorenzAmes In "A Terpxlchorean Dilemma” By Joe ('awthorne The Eunnient Skit Ever EVA PUCK * SAM WHITE “Opera v» Jaxz” "HARMONIA” WITH IN A HAYWOOD, DORA MAIGHN A MISHA’S BOYS T hw<. Babette DCGAN A RAYMOND “An Ace In the Hole” Tflo lewis •‘From Burnheart to Heart- T burn" • Sli Other Sterling Feature* Show* Dally. 2:15 & H:ls Extra—Midnight Show Tonight Beginning 11:15 a Buy Early _ THE WASHINGTON TIMES • • The National Daily • • MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1923. I Unfortunately, since we are not | statisticians, we failed to record the number of laughs per minute i which we suffered at the Metro- i politan yesterday, where "Her ! Temporary Husband” will run for ' j the week. However, we know it ! was a most unheard-of number. ; Without a doubt, "Her Tempo- ; i vary Husband” is about as an ab- ' I surd and as illogical a piece of ■ hokum as we have reviewed in ■ many a day. But herein lies the i i secret. It is so absurd as to be j side-splitting; it is so illogical as ■ to be amusing beyond words—the j I maximum of comedy on the mini- ; ■ mum of probability. It is all i | founded on the premise of possi- I I bility. By the Old Year, it is • hilariously improbable! No 1 ■ amount of gag has been spared. , Beginning with a situation that ; is stretched to the limit and end i ing with a monstrosity, it rolls ! along in mountainous waves of : mirth and is altogether an ingeni ; ous handiwork. Be the husband | as temporary as possible, he de j veloped the most exceptional stick i ing qualities, to the deep chagrin j of his enemies. Owen Moore, Sylvia Breamer j and Sydney Chaplin occupy the | spotlight of mirth. But the laur- , j els of comedy must go to Chaplin. I i He is the perfect valet, whose > | gods are his master and old Dr. I | Rum. Tully Marshall also con- I tributes his bit in his character j istic way. To give you just, the last few laughs of which you are capable, a Christie comedy, featuring Jim mie Adams, has been added. Dan- i iel Breeskin, with his able assocj- ! ates, render a splendid musical ; embellishment, and Bathe News runs down the curtain. W. S. P., Jr. Capt. Ariel L. Vargos, Inter national News Reel cameraman, who had the distinction of'being the first photographer to film ; the devasted area in Japan, has ; arrived in California. He is here on a short vacation. HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY! I a*.,.. RIALTO up I FEATURE STARTS—II:4O, 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40, 9:40 I FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY! G old try n Presents A FRANK, FEARLESS AND THRILLING EXPOSE OF AMERICA’S AMAZING DIVORCE TANGLE IC lOL $9 I C.l ® (» I’ RUPERT * I ... HUGHES’ /I Liveliest Picture Featuring ■ HELENE CHftDWICK-LEW CODY-CARMEL MYERS I WILL ROGERS COMEDY-NEWS-ORCHESTRft Gotham Guild Returns for New Honors "He Who Gets Slapped," the Russian fantasy of Andreyev which marked the opening last night of the Theater Guild’s second week of repertoire in Washington this season, provide quite as in teresting and entertaining a piece as any' which have occupied the Poli boards this year. Though many who have already ’ looked upon this dramatic story I of tanbark life have sought to find something symbolic in the tale, there remains the belief in one who viewed it for the first time last night that all the cards are quite clearly on the top of the table with little more than a .ague hint of anything symbolic. A gentleman seeking consola tion from a more or less brutal world, which has permitted an other man to walk out with his wife, finds some degree of happi ness in the friendly embrace z of the care-free life of a F clrcus. Once he is one of the boys who I must smile though the hekrt is breaking, he finds that they have about as much trouble as those on the outside who take them- ‘CANYON CALL’ PLEASES AT PALACE Loew’s I*alace starts the New Year with a bang by offering to Washington a masterpiece in the ptotoplay, "The Call of the Canyon.” a. picturization of Zane Grey's novel of that name. Wonderful scenic effects and faultless acting in combination with a love story of great appeal have produced a picture of merit. Just who, or which part, of the picture to praise most is the problem that confronts us. Rich ard Dlx and Lois Wilson, in the stellar roles, could not have filled them better than they did. Mar jorie Daw’s acting was flawless, | but —and this, we think, will be the only adverse criticism —it would seem after reading the ; book that this character as con ceived by Zane Grey calls for something bigger and stronger than the pretty sweetness of Majorie Daw. The beautiful Western scenery has a great deaJ to do with the success of the picture. Through it all. however, can be seen the fine hand of the : director whose praise we are in | dined to mitigate, nowever, con ' sidering the fine material he had to work with. "The Call of the Canyon” throws into high relief the marathon madness which has fol lowed the war and gives to a I world seemingly unable to judge , itself a universal view, a much needed basis of comparison. Drowned in the babble of jazz, all 1 its senses submerged in the riotous unrestraint of the day the weary world dances on—now an swering the mad call of the piper and now standing aside to i condemn. Richard Dix takes the role of Glen Kilbourne, who returns home, long after the boom of the last gun, a shattered man, expect j ing tn find rest and quiet in his i sweetheart’s arms, but the world > has changed since Glenn Kil bourne went away. Rest and quiet are unknown words. He finds his sweetheart, Carley Burch, whose part is enacted by Lois Wilson, shaking dice with some "cowboys” and “flappers.' Then the doctor sends him to ! Arizona, where he is nursed to ' health by a pretty girl and one ! of the cleanest products of the. i West. Flo falls in love with i Glenn, but he remains faithful to Carley. After a time Carley fol lows him, but to her the virile rawness of the West is disgust ing and she returns East only to have love call her back just in time to save a perfectly good husband Added attractions are a new Ben Turpin comedy, "Ten Dollars or Ten Days;” the Bathe News views, Topics of the Day, and a symphonic overture and musical score by Mr. Gannon and his orchestra. —M. A. K. : AMBASSADOR— “Her Temporary Husband.” "Black and Blue,” the two-reel Christie comedy, presented as foremost supplementary feature ■ of the bill arranged for yesterday ! and today at Crandall’s Ambassa dor Theater, is a clever farce of situation that moves with un abated speed throughout its length and is based on a real idea. The entire action hinges upon the efforts of an irate father and a resentful suitor to prevent the i marriage of a beautiful young t woman to a man deemed un worthy of her hand. Jimmie ; Adams offers one of his best pieces of work in the principal role, and Vera Steadman is prop- selves seriously but are quite as clownish withal. He would re turn to his life on the "outside” through marrying the starring young equestrienne, but again is foiled when the girl’s father seeks to sell her to a baron as wealthy as he is fat. Robbed again of his right to love he plays the joker, poisons the girl and takes his own life with a quaff of the same potion. If that is anything more than a study of morbid psychology let the symbol search ers search on. “He Who Gets Slapped” is quite different from the usual run. and because of that alone is honestly entertaining. Basil Sydney, in the role of “He,” makes much of a part overeasy to spoil. Zita Johann has moments when she does not convince, but is never theless charming in a difficult part. C. H. Crocker-King, Stan ley G. Wood, Lloyd Neal, Rauff Acklom and Florence Auer give ' good interpretations. Tonight the Theater Guild will I present Bernard Shaw's play, “The I Devil’s Disciple.”—C. L. M. FILM PLAYER HEADLINES STRAND The Strand has an entertaining bill as its first offering of 1924. Walter Miller, the popular screen star, who has lately ap peared with Lionel Barrymore, Mae Marsh and other artists of like caliber, is headlined in a one act comedy by James Horan, “The Pick of the Family.” The plot of the sketch is rather trivial and does not offer Mr. Miller an opportunity for any exceptional display of artistic ability, the brunt of the acting falling upon the shoulders of William H. Power and Estelle Mardo who ap pear in support of the star. Mr. Miller's appearance, however, is very pleasing and his personality is of the variety which meets with favor on the silver screen. The “Jewel Box Revue” features Eileen Schofield and Bob Gore. Miss Schofield is a supple and graceful dancer and Mr. Gore also does a few intricate steps. Their “Bevy of Danelilg Beauties” forms a background sufficiently interesting to hold the attention of any “tired business man.” Morgan and Moran have some new and rollicking interpretations of tragedy a la Shakespeare in “Legitimate Legits.” Their act is unusually funny. Kara, the mar ; vel of manipulation, and "daddy of them all” presents some ex ; ceedingly clever stunts in the art of juggling. Billy Frisch and Verna Sadler offer “The Song Writer's Wedding Belle" and Mr. Frisch sings a number of his own popular compositions. The photoplay attraction is “South Sea Isles,” featuring Shir j ley Mason. It is a colorful and 1 emotional bit of drama enacted in the tropics. J. Frank Blendon • and Francis McDonald appear in i adequate support. The orchestra under the leader ! ship of Arthur .1. Ma.nvell pre ’ sents several numbers.—E. M. R. erly agitated when left waiting at ! the church. ’ i The new issue of the pictured J world events embodies much that is of interest, and the Ambassador j Orchestra, conducted by Bailey F. Alart. gives a fine rendition of ! selections from “The Only Girl,” by Victor Herbert, as the concert i overture. The major feature of the bill to , be repeated today with continuous i performances from 2 to 11 p. m.. ! is First National’s hilariously i funny picturization of Edward A. I Paulton’s stage success, "Her Tern -1 porary Husband,” with Sydney I Chaplin and a star cast. SHUBERT-BELASC A Reginning Tonight at 8:30 p. in. WW William Harris, Jr. Presents The American Premier of OUTWARD BOUND With « Rtmarkablt Cast That Ineludea rF.si.iK Howard, makgalo GU.MORF, tl.Fßi'.n EI’NT i BERYL MERCER. DUDLEY DIGGER, J. M. KERRIGAN. EUGENE POWERS. LYON EL WATTS and CHARLOTTE GRANVILLE. NEXT MONDAY-SEATS THURSDAY JANE COWL AS CLEOPATRA IN ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Nights. R1 to S 3 Wed. and Sat. Mats.. 50c to 82.50 MAIL OHDERS NOW F PRESIDENT LEONARD WOOD. Jr., Presents The Washington Theatre Guild The Superb Comedy-Drama, “UP THE LADDER” By OWEN DAVIS Prives: Eves.. Orchen., g 1.50 and gl ; Bid., 75«- and 50c; Boxen, 82, Plus Tax. Matn., Orchen., 75c; BuL. 50c and 35<>; Boxen, SI, Plus Tax. Week "Commencing Sunday Eve ning. January fl “SCANDAL” By COSMO HAMILTON'. DANCING Saunders’ Orchestra every evening. Famous chicken and steak dinners, also a la carte nt nil hours. Catering In all its branches, parties, dances, bunquetn. Phone reservations. Green Grove “T” House Columbia 0075. 7301 Georgia Ave. N. W. "Only Place of Its Kind in the City" At Keith’s Tonight ■ <» ■ * k * ' ■ JB' t BL; mUF ■ > ®L ' B ./-.J'JI, » n. •■ • H I _EVA PUCK, One of the bright entertainers on the-program at the big vaude ville houses for New Year’s week. DIVORCE IS RIALTO THEME The alarming spread of the divorce evil in America, as in no other country of the world, has made it one of the most im portant themes of the twentieth century. It is not strange, there fore, that after much discussion in the pulpit, the press, and legislative bodies of States and countries, it should find its way to the screen through the in strumentality of so well-known a writer as Rupert Hughes. “Reno,” the word which has become a synonym for divorce, is the title of this week’s offering at Moore's Rialto. Written and directed by Mr. Hughes, it is at once a travesty on divorce and am eloquent appeal for uniform divorce laws. The story, however, falls some what below the Hughes standard. It begins as serious drama, wan ders into the field of comedy, strays from the theme to touch upon appalling conditions made possible by the Virginia laws which permit a girl of twelve to marry, then returns to the theme and drama. The matrimonlac, Roy Tappan. goes to Reno •where he divorces his second wife and Immediately takes another. The abandoned young mother, finding herself LOEW’S ■■l I PalacE F STREET AT l«th I Continuous 10:30 a. m.—ll p. m. TODAY AND ALE WEEK I THE CALL OF I THE CANYON BY ZANE OBEY |g|| A love story of jazz-mad Broad way and the plains of the Far West. I WITH LOIS WILSON AND I RICHARD DIX BEN TURPIN COMEDY News—Topics—Overture ■ A LOEW’S M ■ Columbia F STREET AT 12th <7'a Continuous, 10:30 a. m.—ll p. na. NOW PLAYING MAE I MURRAY Enacts a powerful dual role in the most exquisite picture of Af'- her splendid career! “FASHION ROW” WITH EARLE FOXE MACK SENNETT COMEDY News—Overture—Etc. Tuesday, January 1 at 8:15 THE AUDITORIUM. 13th & N. Y. Ave. HARVARD GLEE CLUB DR. ARCHIBALD T. DAVISON Conductor T. Arthur Smith. Inc.. 1306 G Street. MARCEL DUPRE WORLD’S GREATEST ORGANIST Three Monday Evening Recitals January 7, 26, and February 26. Subscription 05. MRS. GREENE’S CONCERT BUREAU. 1300 G St. at Droop’s. Tel. Main 6403. For Limited Number Special Rate Stu dent’s Tickets, Sal. Frank. WJ9. penniless, has in the meantime married Walter Heath, a former lover, but finds she is not free to live with him since she was not represented by an attorney when her husband divorced her in Reno. A telephone call, supposed ly from Heath’s secretary, takes her to his office while Tappan entices the children out for a i ride and flees with them to the I beautiful South Carolina estate of his aunt. Being near the home of his first wife, whom .he has quite forgotten, an amusing scene follows the arrival of the second Mrs. Tappan in company with Mrs. Tappan the first. No divorce being recognized in South Carolina, the father has no right to his children so the mother regains possession. From here on the story grows in interest. Mr. Hughes has gathered an excellent cast for his production, i being especially fortunate in his ■ selection of diminutive Robert ! Vilbliss and Virginia Loomis to play the junior roles. | Additional features include Fox News. Sportlight, and an* amus ing Hal Roach comedy, “Uncen sored Movies.” which presents i Will Rogers in a clever take-off on William S. Hart. Tom Mix, ; and Valentino. M. M. f rMETROPOUTAN I — F AT 10th TODAY—II A. M. TO 11:25 P. M. First National Presents = SYDNEY I CHAPLIN I “■“ SSS Owen Moore. Sylvia Breamer. XZ Tully Marshall and a Special = and Ensemble in a Comedy Riot, = Her 1 TEMPORARY HUSBAND JIMMIE ADAMS In "BLACK AND BLUE" Exceptional Music = 1-aat Complete Show—9:2o to 11:25 P. M. S 5 —CRANDALL’S 1 [JU BASSADOR I - 18TH AND COL. RD. TODAY—2 TO 11 P. M. | STAR CAST . ~~ In First National's Comedy Howl. HER = TEMPORARY HUSBAND Distinctive Added Hits liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin 1 ’ MAI IIA TONIGHT, 8:20 POLI S Holiday Mat. ■ Vfci V TOMORROW. 3 P. M. Jos. M. Gaites Presents BASIL SYDNEY And a Wonderful Company of 40 TAVISUT 0 Tuesday Matinee lUNIuHI « Tues. & Frid. Eve. “THE DEVIL’S DISCIPLE’’ Bernard Shaw's Great Comedy-Drama Wed. Eve. and Sat. Mat. and Eve iiDECD fiVHT” ,l »« nl s Spectacular rttn Ulnl Romance With Musie Thursday Matinee and Evening “HE WHO GETS SLAPPED’’ | n7y.~~TH EATER GUILD PRODUCTIONB < RATIONAL THEATRE ABSOLUTELY ■ FIREPROOF : TONIGHT Matinee Tomorrow NIGHTS 1 AT 8:20 and Sat. 50c to $2 50c to $2.5# ; John Golden. | Presents Another of Producer of , H1 » Comedy Hite. , .XTv.., THANK-U and By Winchell Smith I ‘ 7th Heaven" And Tom pushing I urvT aaoai Mats. Wed. & Sat., SEATS NEXT MUN. SI.OO to $2.50 THURS. sth Annual Production GEORGE WHITE’S SCANDALS |«»i Edition de Luxe MAIL Nights: SIOO. $2.00, $2.50, $3.00. $3.5# ORDERS Mats.: SI.OO. $1.50. $2.00. $2.50 NOW Plux 10% Tax No Advance for Saturday Night PRESIDENT IN AUSPICIOUS START Leonard Wood, jr., —presents the Washington Theater Guild, Inc., in “Up the by Owen Davis, at the President Theater this week. The cast: Henry Smith Howard Sydney Mary, hie wife ..Mine Ann Warrington Jane, Daugther. . . .Miao Peggy Coudray Jerry. Son Robert Harrigan Lucy. Daughter ....Mias June Weboter Mrs. Muller Henrietta Vader* John Allen Wilfred Lytell Rosalind Henley ...Miss Jessica Paige Joe Henley J. H. Doyle Dick WilmersNelan H. Jaap Eva Wilmer* .Miss Grace Goodall Stanley Grant Bernard Pate Ellen Mias Norma Lee Dr. Raymond Edward Cobb It one were to judg* from quality of production and volume of attendance, basing the decision upon Sunday evaning’s presenta ■ tion, the stars augur well for the latest fling at fortune of the avenue playhouse; the customers were literally “hanging to the paint” and the play was as en joyable as the audience was large. The Theater Guild, Inc., Is to be congratulated upon a most auspicious start. Owen Davis’ "Up the Ladder” is a typical comedy-drama of today, with not too much drama and not too little comedy. It is cut from the same cloth as a hundred other so-called suc cess plays—the rise of the yuong man to a position of importance in the business world, his wife’s endeavors to keep up with him socially while secretly longing for the little vine-covered cottage' of the ea'rlier days before prosperity came in such heaping abundance, the young man's fight against unethical dealings, and his final triumph over the at tempt on the part of certain men to unseat him from his place in the sun. A subject just a little predisposed toward triteness, saved by the showmanship of Owen Davis, who has interpolated enough human interest into the four acts to send away the multi tudes with a feeling of satisfac tion at having had its money’s worth and more. The cast is of particularly fine quality. Wilfred Lytell (and from now on let’s make a New Year’s resolution to refrain from identifying him as “The brother of Bert Lytell”—for he’s talented enough to stand on his own thespian feet) heads the cast, with Peggy Coudray, already known to Washingtonians, oppo site. Howard Sydney in character. Ann Warrington ditto, Robert Harrigan in juvenile, Jessica Paige as the ingenue and J. H. Doyle as the elderly heavy, form a splendid nucleus about which the rest are clustered. A good word for the mounting, too. As fresh as a daisy and as easy ot look at, it’s a credit ta the’ company.—R. L. B. | “Happy New Year” I Greetings from the Refined and selected acts exclusively from the B. F. KEITH ZZJHZB3HE | EXCHANGE I I CHOICE—HIGH-CLASS | Comedies and Short Subjects Matinee, 22c and 38c, Till 6 First Night Vaudeville 6:30 Last Feature Showing 8 Last Vaudeville Starts 9:15 A SHUBERTu GarricK NEW YEAR’S EVE—MAT. TOMOR. Brock Pemberton Presents “MISTER PITT” A New American Play by ZONA GALE, Author ot "Lulu Botl” S Cost of Noto with Woltor Huston IHBHBBI WH ■ FfiMirnip Marty Collins and Sonny Pillard WITH THE HOLLYWOOD FOLLIES NEXT WEEK—"STEP ON IT.” Dancing ARCADE Get in the Big Photo at 11 P. M. AT THE HUM DINGIN’ HORN TOOTIN’ HIGH STEPPIN’ NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL TONIGHT I,ADIES 25c. MEN 60c. NEW YEAR’S TWIN EVENTS —TOMORROW- MATINEE DANCE 3 TO 6 1924 DANCE 8:30 TO 12. Billiard* and Bowline Open at 10 A. M. Bowling: 15c a Game. 10 to 8. GLOVER'S, SIS 22d. Priv. lessons. 7 So. Course. 4 pri., 3 class. leg.. S 4. W. Ill# OPEN DANCING EVERY NIGHT ROCK SPRING INN ON CONDUIT ROAD THIS SIDE GLEN ECHO JOE CAIN OWNER * MANAGER.