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All In a Day —By— MARK HELLINGER NEW YORK, April 30. 1 talked the other night to a gentleman who advanced an interesting thought. “Did you ever realize, Mark, he said, “'that the average man would be afraid to handle too much money? I don t mean money that he earned; I mean money that he found. If, for example, a poor man walked along Fifth Avenue and found a $lO bill, he’d carry it off in a highly elated fashion. “But suppose he found' a wallet that contained SIO,OOO in big bills. By any process of reasoning, he should he a thousand times as happy as he was with his $lO discovery. But would he? 1 doubt it very much. He'd be afraid to change the bills. The magnitude of his find would worry him greatly. He’d probably wind up by trying to trace the owner of the wallet and taking a chance on a reward. Because, in such a disturbed mental condition, the money ' would be more of an annoyance than a pleasure. Conductor’s Luck | “Am I right?” I told him I thought he was. And as I replied, I suddenly re membered a story that I had been told several months ago. It was a story exactly along those lines, and he seemed to find it interesting. Perhaps you will, too. I am not posi tive of all my details, but I imagine I can supply sufficient neat for you to get the drift. The tale concerns a con ductor on one of the interurban trolley lines in the southern part of Ohio. The man had been working for the same com pany for plenty of years, and he was a highly respected em ploye. Inasmuch as hi- car shot through the same small towns at the same hours each day. he knew many of his pas sengers by their first names. He was more of a friend than a trolley conductor. His home lift was none too hot. He was the father of three young children —but, with the birth of the last child, his wife had become a cripple. A visit to one of America’s great specialists might have helped her, or a year at one of Eu rope’s watering resorts might have done some good. But such thoughts were ridiculous. In her husband’s financial condi tion they were lucky to be able to sleep and eat. Finds a Fortune It was this man who found $15,000 in cash. He found it at the end of a day's run as he walked through his car to gather together some newspapers that the passengers had left behind. And as he picked up the wallet that contained the money, he remembered distinctly to whom It belonged. The man was a farmer who lived some 12 miles away. Be hadn’t seen him very often on that run, but he had heard that the man had just sold some of his property at a very excellent price. The conductor’s memory was most excellent. That farmer had sat right in that corner seat. He had paid his fare with some loose change, but he had taken out that wallet to buy a ■ bottle of pop from the boy in ! Hicksville. Once you saw it, 1 you couldn’t really miss that ' wallet. It was a large brown affair, and the farmer had at I least four rubber bands around i It. No question about the own ership at all. But how could the man have i been so careless as to lose it? Such money! The conductor's ’ hand trembled as he counted the bills. There were 12 SI,OOO ■ bills—and 6 of the SSOO denom ination, $15,000 in all! Good Lord, what that poor man could have done with the money! \ Figures It Out He struggled with himself. He knew that the wise course would be to turn it in at once. The farmer had probably missed his wallet by this time, and would have wired ahead im mediately. There would un questionably be a quick investi gation. The conductor knew It was useless even to consider keeping that money. Why, it was nonsense. But his fingers fondled the cash. It was so pleasing to the touch. If it were only his. If he could dare take a chance. His wife cou’d go away, and he could go with her. The kids would have everything they wanted. Pleasure would push poverty far into the back ground. It would be heaven, really. With a hasty movement, he placed the wallet in his back pocket. He walked rapidly to ward his home. And it an noyed him to Imagine that so SUMMER WILL BE HERE NEXT SATURDAY MAY 7TH WHEN THE SEASON STARTS AT THE BIG FREE ADMISSION AMUSEMENT PARK GLEN ECHO | * > ♦ — —— many people looked at him in such a strange fashion. He told his wife the entire story. He poured it out in ner vous fashion, and he placed the money in her hands. Propped up in the bed, she gazed at the cash with huge I eyes. "What will we do?” ht asked her. "I have never been so | worried in my life. I am afraid. I think it’s best that I go back with the money right away. Give it to me.” Becomes Frightened His wife pleaded With him. She wanted him to keep it, to bury it somewhere until it was safe to take it out. She cried out that it would mean so much to her; that perhaps it was God’s way of restoring her to health. She urged and urged. But no. The more she spoke the more frightened her hus band became. He walked to the window, and he could have sworn he saw a strange man in that shrubbery across the w. y. He turned back and snatched the wallet from the bed. “To hell with it” he cried. “I can’t stand this. I'm going to turn it in.” The following day he received two letters. One from the su perintendent of the line and the other from the farmer. They were very nice, indeed. The su perintendent complimented him highly and said that he was a model employe. The farmer praised him to the skies and begged him to drop in for a drink of applejack any Sunday afternoon. There was no mention of any reward. I think it was some five months later that a stranger I boarded the conductor’s car. The fare to his destination was 35 cents. He pulled out a quarter and winked at the conductor. The Ironical Twist “This is all I have, buddy,” he whispered, "I have to get to that town and I haven’t got the extra dime. Just put the quarter in your own pocket and forget about me.” The conductor nodied. This was nothing new to him. He had been doing the same thing for years. All the employes did it on occasion. After all. it was a simple way to make a few extra dollars and nobody was ever the wiser. In this case, somebody was. . The stranger turned out to be | a spotter for the company. And | when the conductor reported for i work the next morning, his job was a thing of the past. Queer, wasn’t it? With pen nies. he could cheat with a clear conscience. Tut had he stolen | the big dough, it would have i driven him insane. — Russian Quartet Heard in Recital The Kedroff Quartet, present ed by the Washington Commun i ity Institute, gave its “farewell” I concert yesterday afternoon at the National Theater. For an hour and a half, the audience was held spellbound by the sheer artistry of these four Russian singers. Folk songs of their native country—songs of fierce Tartar raids, village routs and peasant love—transported the listeners, in fancy, from a hot spring day in Washington to j the chill wind-blown steppes. Not a few of the numbers were from the facile pen of N N. Ked roff, the quartet’s baritone. An outstanding group was the cycle by Caesar Cui, dedicated to the Kedroff Quartet. Os this group, “Summer Noon” and "Quiet Night” were as colorful as a Maxfield Parrish painting. W.M, THE WASHINGTON TIMES JACKIE COOPER AND CHIC SALE TEAM Great Acting by Amazing Boy Artist By ANDREW R. KELLEY That amazing little actor, Jackie Cooper, teams up with that amusing chin-whiskered rural, Chic Sale, and the result ing celluloid, “When a Fel'er Needs a Friend,” makes a movie judiciously sprinkled with laughs and tears. The picture is part of a double feature program at Loew’s Palace Theater this week that repre sents a bargain for the prudent ANDREW K. KELLEY bars him from the rugged sport of normal boys. His sympathetic parents try to mollycoddle their "Limpy” and keep him protected in his infirmities. Only “Home Run” Tucker, a lovable old prevaricator, under stands the kid. He knows that Limpy would love to play base ball. go fishing, and that deep down in the boy’s heart is a yen to be a charhpion prize fighter. In between trips of Tucker’s Toonerville trolley he plays with Limpy and encourages the boy to become athletic. There are little misunderstandings and sorrows for both Old Man Tucker and Limpy but in the end you will find a grand thrill as the sturdy cripple with a will to win laces the tar out of the neighborhood bully while his Pa urges him on. Again Jackie Cooper proves that he is one of the modern acting marvels by contributing emotional scenes that are vigor ous in their power to wring your heart. He senses the import of his speeches, times them nicely, visualizes with telling expressions ll|l : . " ' I A 4 BO JACKIE COOPER the emotions stirred within him. And can that little boy cry? Here’s a performance worth studying. Great Acting Team Chic Sale makes a capital part ner in fun and sorrow. His Old Man Tucker reminded me of the late Frank Bacon's Lightning Bill—just a harmless old duffer whose main fault was telling whoppers but with a heart of gold. Cooper and Sale make an acting team that you whi prob ably enjoy quite as much as the memorable Cooper-Beery combina tion in the “The Champ.” Ralph Graves and Dorothy Peterson have the other important roles in “When a Feller Needs a Friend’ ’and Andy Sauforth as sists with a first class juvenile support. Good Musical Show On the stage the capsule edi tion of “Girl Crazy” furnishes an hour and a half of bright and / o commit (4 4o'mustcflt\ ■FZ COffIEDVRT REGULAR PRICES' \ SSs saitie scEOES 'samE music ss same cosTumts' vgg JACKIE COOPER | 1 l “WHEn A FELLER /jW I «*“*% I A FRIEDD" /Is ® ArH» l <>»-c n. *»ictlhu X , LOEUJ'S COIUITIBIfI GETS OnE in THE BIG HIT CLASS' *'uiALTE»HusTon iinirama / Phillips HOimts tEwiinont / c« w ,„ , WJERnHERiHOLT "•«»!» THt STABS I in t MGWHLM I >t»l, S I IN “MIRACLE MAN” ML 'W UMS I ■ W J| f Wi’- '‘ k ’SBr IX • f x Ilf • JF f • SYLVIA SIDNEY, who plays an important role in “The Miracle Man,” opening today on the Earle Theater screen. 7 Beauty and The Boss Rates as Light and Merry Movie show shopper. For the stage offers "Girl Crazy,” whit tied down to tabloid size, but a sure-enough musical comedy for those who like the girl and tune shows. In his latest picture. Jackie Cooper is a wistful little cripple, doomed to wear a leg brace which If you want something quite* i light and improbable, something j that fairly bubbles with exuber ance. you must not fail to visit the Metropolitan this week. "Beauty and the Boss,” taken from the Broadway stage success, "The Church Mouse,” has every thing in its favor for an hour and a half of delightful entertainment —the buzz of giant business activ ity (always to be appreciated in these days of economic unrest), a loveable love story of a billionaire and a “church mouse,” and superb acting. Marian Marsh, Good It is pretty difficult to deter mine just which of the two stars ' lakes the honors. As Susie Sachs, the little girl with the funny hat who quashes her nose in delica tessen windows, Marian Marsh does a highly expert job. I Her co-star, Warren William, : the young man who displays his i John Barrymorean profile, makes ! an excellent bank director, with I the kind of executive ability that dismisses secretaries — pronto!— when they begin to have the melodious entertainment. It of fers the George Gershwin hit tunes, "Embraceable You.” "Bedin’ My Time” and "I Got Rhythm," besides half a dozen others which have a lilt and swing. Principals are Frances Upton, Bert Gordon, Hal Thompson, Vivian Janis, Patricia Garrity, Flora West and they contrive to tell the story, launch the tunes, dance and, in general, maintain a lively tempo. The Vitaphone Four break the scene shifts with harmonizing and screen is utilized also to keep the performance continuous. It was the first at tempt to reduce standard sized musical to the movie stage inso far as Washington is concerned. The audience appeared to enjoy it thoroughly. / .1 NOW // JOAN BENNETT , ill ,N 1// I THE TRIAL OF f ■ VIVIENNE WARE ■ M —stage;— Rf ■ 10—BIG ACTS—IO W ■W Music Week Festival W/ Uul TODAY . lililn Fox military band ffllll i UIHH T - N - T - CLUB I , UUHI LYRIC CI.CB II I Uiuhl < extral soxgsters jIIII II BENEFIT CONCERT for National Synipliony Orchestra by WASHINGTON STRING QUARTET FRIDAY. MAY 6, AT 9 P. M. Went Ballroom. Hotel Shoreham Seat*, >1.30 each—Junior league, 1320 Conn. Are.i I. Arthur Smith’* Bureau in Kitt’*, 1330 G St.: News ■tand. Shoreham Hotel. ADam* 0700 KICAKPO CORTEZ IKE.NE PIIN.XK Anna A|»p<’l Gregory Batofl ADbEI) Maeqiier* Comedy - I'athe New* Araon Fable STARTING FRIDAY. MAY C “VANITY FAIR of Today" The National Daily bit of feminine charm. : Os course, upon their dismissal, ’ they receive six months’ advance i salary and a cubby hole in the i; boss’ heart. • I It's the story of an unemployed, •' grotesquely-attired “church mouse,” 1 who crashes the office of the - greatest banker in Vienna, takes • over his business affairs with an i unbelievable speed, learns how to ( lure the banker from a cubby ) holed ex-secretary and then— ' can’t you guess? Excellent Cast Charles Butterworth, the inlmi- ’ table comedian, whose apropos remarks are purely Butterworth- . ian; David Manners -nd Fred- • erick Kerr complete the excellent 1 cast. “The Cole Case,” an S. S Van ; Dine murder mystery, a techni- • color orchestra short subject and the newsreel round out the pro- ’ gram. JAB. 11l WARNER BROS. THEATRE i < i ti-ra TODAY Th» Film Masterpiece “THE MIRACLE MAN” A Paramount Picture With CHESTER MORRIS SYLVIA SYDNEY —O.V THE STAGE— lVuHliliiKton’i Only Vaudeville Headed by JAY FLIPPEN I 25c To 1 P.M. JI If I Learn What to Do When Busi ness liter Jer ee idth Pleasure BEAUTY BOSS A H a tier Bros. Comedy MARIAN MARSH WARREN WILLIAM — ALSO— 8. S VAN PINE’S I COLE MI'KDER MYSTERY OLD SONGS FOR NEW 25c To IP.M. J GAYETY BURLESK FIRST AND ONLY APPKARANCE OF SEASON IN WASHINGTON HIN D A W A U SAU Th* Platinum Queen of Burleek Opens Here Sun. Mat. • May Ist and All Week Howard! 7th and T At* N. DEe. 585« M NOW PLAYING DUKE ELLINGTON And Hl* COTTON CLUB BAND In llii Keviir IVY ANDERSON and fi Galaxy of |ji| Other Great Stars MIDNITE FROLICS # TUESDAt and FRIDAY I SATURDAY—APRIL 30—1932 Fox Has Murder Trial With a Film Kick Here’s a murder trial with a twist and a kick. The courtroom goes completely Hollywood with the -aiimony doing a neat bit of scene shifting that must have left those camera men winded when the chase was over. The rare direction of William K I. jward has taken the elements of love, intrigue and murder and turned them into a fastmoving drama of action aplenty and laughs galore, grand entertain ment. “The Trial of Vivienne Ware ’ at the Fox is worth your time. Vivienne Ware, (Joan Bennett), Is arrested for the murder of her philandering fiance (Jemeson Thomas). The stoiy as told in the courtroom develops into a case ' of circumstantial evidence which j seems to be heading her toward the noose. John Sutherland iDonald Cook), her lawyer, has ■lc c her for years. He becomes involved in the case along with . Dolo-es Divine, (Lillian Bond), a I night club love of the murdered j man and Angelo Parone (Noel Madison), owner of the night club and lover of Miss Divine. A knife is thrown at Dolores as she is about to testify and with the arrest of her would-be murderer | Vivienne is acquitted. The choice of witnesses is such I that, given more opportunity, | there might have developed a pic i ture stealing riot. As it stands Skeets Gallagher and Zasu Pitts r -ner a few laurels as the ra dio broa aster and "sob sister.” Joan Bennett is starred but she is merely the axis for the mael strom of events. She handles her role well but this Is a case of star ring the cast of characters, and scenic arrangement with a note for dialogue. Whether by design or provi dence, the stage presentation is not amiss in tempo. Phil Lampkin directs his band cosily ensconced on the balcony of the scenic patio of Fanchon and Marco’s “La Plaza” Idea. A gay fiesta of Old Mexico is in progress, an excellent mixed chorus in routines of native dances, Nelly Fernandez lending her blonde Spanish beauty to songs and dances; 1 Lucinda and Ricardo in a tango, • Augustin Palafox in a tambourine ■' dance, Skeeter and Ray, amusing burlesque; Chiquita in American and Mexican songs, Les Gellis , with inebriate acrobatics, and , Jack Brancel with an excellent ’ dog act. Os exceptional note is ’ the act is Don Grande, a tap ( dancer with some intricate foot work of his own and a nice imita tion of Will Mahoney. Supplementary screen features and a celebration of the second annual music week, presenting different groups at each perform ance in competition for the cup awards, complete the bill.—H. W. A Tribute to George Washington UKRAINIAN CHORIS and folk ballkt A. Koshetx V. Avramenko i COMPANY OF 500 SUNDAY. MAY 1, 8:15 Whhliliik(<»< Auditorium Ticket,. 52.00 51.50, « 1.00 T. Arthur .Smith Bureau. 1330 <■ St.. In Homer L. Kitt. 1,000 Student Tickets nt 50c. » R SECULAR JFWjI POPULAR -nftiP.M. IFt W .iV’L PRICES jEA ■ JBw ' ev^^s ©orthegiiuhe HAFMMIF ADOAEDANDTHE I HE FOUGHT LIKE I 11 ILA FURY, .. .LET ■ I T I lIVOOSE FROM HELL ■ fIH • i * ■ y ja jLtB THE BATTLE FOR LOVE AND LIFE STAGED I ON SNOW-CAPPED PEAKS.. WITH AN EVEN J MORE BLAZING EMOTIONAL BATTLE RAGING WMiyjOBF3BRM I IN THE HEARTS OF A WOMAN AND TWO MEN THRILLING ! “When a Feller Needs a Friend” and “Girl Crazy” Musical at Palace > * Edward Cooper Has English Reputation Edward Cooper, who plays the role of the bewildered diplomat in "Hay Fever,” the Noel Coward comedy, at the Shubert Belasco Theater, was an actor of high re pute in England before he was brought to this country by Win throp Ames to appear with George Arliss. In England Mr. Cooper ap-: peared in support of Sir Herbert j Beerbohm Tree and Ellen Terry. ( I LAST TWO I NATIONAL THEATRE PLAYERS I Mat. 2:20 P.M. | TIMES | 4 ‘ON THE SPOT ” | Nite 8:20 P. M. | S F COCHRAN U CLIFFORD BROOKE THEATRE PLAYERS Festival /fITTRRCTions Qannieit Quce Kg beds; MFjuSBAlb WF % BARRY CONNORS ONE SOLID YEAR at BP autkm of paw -applesauce' the 48 -St Th eat re. N.Y W zxaxy otket corHtdq succeiiea tyke PLAYERS WASHINGTONFIRST TIME I .r. SrrMiNl david belasco's 'and MARY TSPnG ER ROSE '‘iu A.A.MILNE..<&*</ tkeo'iandeJt 'ti/ WILLARD WACK... nonumhc p(tce} o/r dtdjmaiu.’tqu tkldtaqe atoiu wkick devoted ei'CL Jmoioa. . . . . LENORE ULRICH to ita'idom,.*. QtflHWUr' TM r cVeuj OfodL Somaiq Mt aiplaqed vitk muck MUfXM VINEGAR TREEswS G)ke PLAYERS biuy it to the FIRST TIME BUY fcJI NIGHTS early Nationals MONDAY MATINEES At 5:30. Oreh.. gT | Bjl “ 2:30. Thnn.- »?.5O: Me,... 52* WkLMUW ria,. Mo to 51.50 <1.50; Bal. 51.50 Satdy. 50c to 52 & 51; Gal., 50c. MGMT. J.EE AND J. 3. SHUBERT Patterson McNutt Presents A CONSTANCE M Colließ IN Noel Coward’e Beet Comedy HAY FEVER The London and New York Laugh Success With Eric Cowley and the Superb English Cast Which Gave Such Prominence to the Flay in New York. Philadelphia and Boston Waning Season Brings a Play Without a Peer! Look to your life insurance lest you expire with laughter at the cleverest comedy that ever brightened the Belasco. “After seeing ‘Hay Fever’ you will go to the theater forever and ever!”—N. Y. Times. “‘Swell entertainment, far more telling than ‘The Royal Fam ily’.”—Herald-Tribune. “Gales of laughter, brilliant dialogue. Miss Collier magnl j ficent.”—Evening Graphic. “Perfectly cast and perfectly played.”—Daily Mirror. “One of the funniest plays in the world. A brilliant social circus, a challenge to the nation’s sense of humor.” —Gilbert Gabriel. American. 5 Eastern High Will Present Operetta “The Lady of the Terrace.” Eastern High School's annual May operetta, which will be pre sented May 5 and 6 in the school auditorium. Leading roles will be taken by Margery League, Stanley Franck, John Pestell, Francis Berger, I Mary Folmer, William Jones, : William Bell, Melvin Oliveri, j David Teeplc, Geraldine Ray, i Faith Shesong and Virginia Ladd.