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5' ajaIVX AKDMOIIE1TE. id.i,u. ,, : ,b tif H'l V1f YH ?1 PHOTOGRAPH S . C0PVR1CHT KEYSTONE VIEW CO. NEW YORKf 1 i "j J J V I Wi V 2 3 W fWw V? VI 1 ii.!i'"'"z 1 1 1 , i ,The Greatest Athletic Ex " hibitionEverStaged-Most of the World ComDetintf- Americans Have a Good Chance for Top Honors. .Cupyr!gbt,lU20,Tlie Iutcroatloual SyuJlcat HE Belgians are showing that In the world of sport as well aa In Industrial and political recon struction after the war, they are amazingly quick with a come-back. Preparations for Olympic games of the past, particularly at Stockholm and at ' Athena, were made over a period of years prior to the contests. Antwerp got ready In hardly more than six months. The honor of acting as host for the great seventh Olympiad was awarded by the International Olympic Commit tee to the Belgian delegates, when the committee met In due time after the armistice, but with some mlsglvlnsrs ai to the ability of the Belgians to make as complete preparations for the . big contest as might be desired. - Whether Antwerp has provided the necessary mlse-en-sceno for this sum mer's world athletic oarnival is elo quently answered by comparison of the dimensions of the recently com pleted stadium In Belgium with those of the Stockholm amphitheatre, where the last Olympiad was staged In 1912. The Sodium The new arena is 190 yards Ions seventy-four yards greater than the one at Slockholm. The width Is 102 yards twenty-five more than that of Stockholm. There Is seating capacity fop more than ten thousand spectators, innd standing room space that brings Tne possible total number of spectators up to thirty thousand. The Olympic stadium covers about ten square acres. It Is Ju: t outside the Certifications of Antwerp, In the suburb Tof Beerschot-Klel. It has two lmpns- p t h M -ti In? er.trancos. at dlaironnlly opposite corners. On either side of the main public entrance, comfortable dressing rooms and bathing facilities for the contestants are located. Diagonally opposite the public entrance, an Im posing royal arch, sixty feet in height, is located in the concrrte -structure. This is the point of entry for the King of the Belgians and" other members of the royal family. In addition to the regular grand stand seats there are forty-eight boxes, each seating eight people, and a spe cial row of eight boxes of honor, with the royal box and the diplomatic box In the center of this bank. An elec tric scoreboard Is to be placed above the triumphal arch, in full view of all spectators In the amphitheatre, to flash the results of the events as fast as they occur. AniiTlciin liecords Watched Sport experts the world over have been keeping a close watch on Amer ican athletes, in an effort to "get the dope" on Just how big a showing this country is going to make. That the showing will be a tremendous one Is everywhere acknowledged. An Im portant feature is the elaborate prep arations being made by the United States Army and Navy authorities to help the youth of the country to pre pare ror i he Olympiad. All United States Army athletes re ceived every opportunity to qualify for Places on the American team, and a program of preliminary tryouts was adopted to select the pick of the American Army In track and field athletics, boxing, wrestling, swimming, fencing, rifle and pistol shooting and horsemanship. The problem of taking the American athletes to Antwerp and caring for mem wiuie In attendance at the games was solved In part by the Xavy De partment announcement that an ar mored cruiser would be provided for officers and men of the Navy and the N'aval Reserve who qualified for places on the American team. The Xaval Reserve includes many of the nation's foremost athletes, not now In active service. Pn-nilrr Athletic Inhibition Sport experts agree that this year's Olympic games will prove the biggest athletic exhibition ever staged. The t'nited States Is only one of forty-one nations who will have representatives In the contests. It 3 understood that we will have competitors In practical Javelin Throw and the discus throw, which have never been widely popu larized In .this country as they have been in some parts of Kuropn. and it may be expected that t lie representa tives of the homes of these sports will carry off the honors, the Americans propose to have entries nevertheless. In the Interest of sportsmanship. This It is hoped will offset to some degree the Ill-fee! inu that Is said to exist among some European sports men, who claim that our country has an unfair advantage, because the war did not deplete the United States of Its athletes to any such degree as It did those of the other allies. There the international Olympic Committee by I'rofessor V. M. Sloane, Allison V. Armour and Judge Bartow S. Weeks. The affairs of the American con testants are looked after by the Amer ican Olympic Committee, including representatives of these organizations: The Amateur Athletic Union of the United States; The Amateur Fencers' .Association of America; The American Trapshooting Association; The Inter eolles'Iate Conference A. A.; National Association of Amateur Oarsmen; The! National (vclln? Association; The Xa- llonal Ititln Association; Tiie United III sT. '7 athletes, swimmers, boxers, wrestlers end fencers. Another photo Is a close S'ates Football Association: The Unit-! l:p of four champions. Left to right: ed States Golf Association; The United are Americans who return that there I S,a,e;' 'a,inal Lawn Tennis Associa- Is small ground for this objection be cause, they say. the countries which are protesting the most are the coun tries which will enter contestants only in such events as they feel reasonably sure of winning; whereas the spirit of American athletics Is "go out and make competition." a broader policy than merely, "go out to win." The Iist Olympiad At the last Olympic Games, held at Stockholm eight years ago, the Amer ican athletes carried off the track and field honors by a tremendous margin. Their total number of points was eighty, ns against thirty for Sweden, the nearest competitor. Finland and Great Britain followed with twenty nine and fifteen respectively. Italy nnil TTlinr-npv tniloil ihn Hat M-ltli nn,i ly all of the events. While there are 1 point each some forms of athletics, such s the The United S'ates Is represented on Hon; The United States Revolver As snciatlon; The United States Army and The United States Navy. .Most LlvcntH In August Most of the events will be held dur ing August. The skating contests were he'd late In April, and brought disap pointment to the Americans in that Miss Therese Weld, of Boston, Mass., the American competitor In the wom en's skating competition, was awarded third place, although she was second in the total number of points scored. The United States was the only com peting nation in this set of competi tions that did nor have a judge. Olympic Team Sails Large group photograph shows U. S. representative athletes who sailed for Antwerp on the Princess Matoika to participate in the Olympic games. Among them were our best field Bob Le Gendre. of Georgetown Col lege, an all round athlete; James J. Connolly, Georgetown College, a run ner; Dick Landon, Yale College, pole vauiter. and Karl Fby, University of Pennsylvania, the one-half mile run ner. Olympic Swimmers Give Final Inhibition At Manhattan Beach. New York. Left to right: Kleanor Uhl, of Phila delphia; Margaret Woodbridge. of De troit; Helen Moses, of Honolulu; C. Boyle, of New York; Helen Waln wright, of New York; F. Carroll Scroth, of California; K. Bleibtrey, of New York City, and Irene Guest, of IJhiladelphia. The list of events remains subject to change due to emergency, but the fol lowing is a summary of the official list of coming events and dates In the big meet: Yachting. July 7 to 10; polo, August 24 to 31; Individual shooting, July 24 A 1 " y 9 T mmOnGi THE. mmmmmTi W , till Z,F, , it -f I Jr I $ MU VI r x. -srT- v "54; to 31; team shooting, July 24 to 31; shooting with hunting weapons, July 22 to 31; archery, August 3 to 8; cy cling, August 9 to 12; track and field events, August 15 to 23; ancient penta. thlon, August 10; decathlon, August 20 and 21; lawn tennis, August 15 to 23; boxing, August 20 to 23. Fencing, August 15 to 23; Graeco Roman wrestling, August 16 to 19; swimming, individuals and teams, men and women, August 22 to 29; archery, August 22 to 29; gymnastics, individ uals and teams, men and women. Au gust 22 to 29; weight lifting, August 23 to 28; modern pentathlon, August 24 to 27; rowing, August 27 to 29; catch-as-catch-can wrestling, Augu9f 24 to 27; Association football, August 29 to September 5; Rugby football, August 30 to September 5; grass hockey, September 1 to Sr equestrian games, September 6 to 12; golf, uncer. tain. : In each event, three prizes are awarded, and a commemorative medal Is given to all who take part in the games. n I il .ir i .1.' 05 'y'tfe'.'!: ;i-..iir.' a?v w Ac! , pi1 tH Our Mary -Produces Own Pictures -Curse of Being a Hero-Star of the Great Outdoors -Society Leader .TlkUR own Mary I'lckford was first M Bheralded us "Queen of the Ij WMovles," then a little later she "was known as "America's Sweet heart." This title was satisfactory un til her pictures became so popular abroad when It was changed to "The sweetheart of The World." Now along comes the staid and dignified London lines and in a most enthusiastic edl- l-lal halls her as "as ambassadress our race. Mary received an ovation wherever he appeared in Europe, and such a riotpus welcome was given her In Lon jTli that she and her husband, Doug lf Fairbanks, were unable to see any of the sights. . Betty Compson . Betty Compson, who became a star M'the result of her remarkuble por trayal of the role of "Rose", In the George Loane Tucker production of "The Miracle Man," Is personally pro ducing her own pictures at her studios la Log Angeles. She attends to every detail of production, selects her own torles, assembles the supporting casts and handles the affairs of her com pany generally. Miss Compson first , became known through her appoar ance in Christie Comedies. She was at work on a serial when Mr. Tucker selected her from a great field of actresses to assume the most difficult role of the girl in his now famous masterpiece. Miss Compjon played t,he violin In a small vaudeville theatre in Salt Lake when she was but four teen years old, and it was her appear ance on the stage as a street musician in ragged clothes to fill the place of an act that did not turn up In time that started her on her professional career. She has just finished her first starring production, "Prisoners of Love.". Fngi'iie O'Krlen "Being a motion-picture hero," says Kugene O'Brien, Sclznlck Picture star, whose next picture will be "The Thug," a story by H. 11. Van Loan, Is very trying to a man with a sense of humor, "A heroi you know, must never smile, except tenderly, or sardonically, or sadly or patiently. Ho must never lose his dignity no matter what hap pens. He must make lovo exquisitely, fervently yet respectfully. Moreover ho must make love to all kinds of ludles he would never think of wooing In real life. And abovo all he must be always horrifyingly In the right. "He may appear to be wrong for n few hundred feet of film, but Inevit ably at the finish ho must take the center of tho stage, his face radiating conscious virtue with the villains all foiled and the rest of the cast register, lng admiration, "And oh, how he must work. Ills are not union hours, and directors are all descendants of the original Simon Logree. He must read fan letters and he must be Interviewed by stern fe males In tortots shell glasses who asK him frightfully embarrassing questions and then go away and Interpret his frightened gurgles Into seven para graphs of awful rot which ruins his roputajlon. "Ah, yes, jt Is a thankless Job belns a moving picture hero but It pays well." Piluu May SM'il Born and bred in tho metropolis, F.diw May Sped, wh& Is being co starred with Edgar Jones in a series of Itlg Woods photo-dramas, promises to become known principally as a star of the great out-of-doors. It was Miss Sperl's good fortune last year to become associated with Mr. Jones at a time when he was planning a series of photoplays adapted from stories and novels dealing with raw-boned, passionate men of the frontiers, the lumber rnmps and the woodland nf the North. He established a studio In Augusta, Maine, and -wont Into the heart of the woods In that Stato for his exteriors. First In tho dead of winter, with snow covering tne ground to the depth of several feet, and now In the summer when the woods are at their loveliness, Miss Sperl worked as tho co-star with Mr, Jones, swimming, canoeing, hunt ing, shooting rapids, riding rafts along untracked rivers and wandering In motor car along unknown trails. She made a decided hit In her first pic tures, and will soon appear In two new dramas, "The Devil Brew" and "Rider of the King Log." adapted from the novel by Holman Day. Theodore Robert9 Theodore Roberts, whose char- At' VnS 6-3 kfu s&'crs? Ssr. c?p2?s?v' ncterlzatlons in muny of Cecil B. De Mllle's special productions and other Paramount Pictures have made him ono of the most loved figures on the motion plcturo screen, Is a native of San Francisco. Before he entered the picture field he had already had a remarkable career on the speaking stage, playing leading parts with Rob son and Crane, Fanny Davenport and other famous stars. His best known screen parts have been In "Old Wives For New," "Male and Female," "M'liss," "Believe Me, Xantlppe," "Hawthorne of tho V. S. A.' and, "The Roaring Road." He Is soon to be seen ns tho father In Cecil B. DeMUIe's "Something to Think About," a role which is said to offer him the greatest opportunity of his varied career. Marguerite De La Motte Marguerite De La Motte who Is fea- tured In "Trumpet Island," a Vita graph special, appears In one part of the photoplay as a gifted social leader. She plays the hurp and sets the mode. Then later she is thrown onto a desert Island where clothes and harps are unknown. But Marguerite kept on de- , signing costumes and we defy the world to sny that the result was any thing but charming. Two Itomplng Children In Ooldwyn's Edgar series' Johnny Jones and Lucille Rlckson are romping children who make the comedies de lightfully and humanly enjoyable sparkling pieces of natural fun and lmplshness. They are neither very bad nor very good you know from experi ence what such children can do, and every bit of that fun flashes from tk screen. .