Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - May 13, 1938, Bakersfield, California
THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, FRIDAY, MAY IS, 19.18
BIG CROWD IO SEE JUMPING FROG
(Vnited Presa Leased Wire)
Angels camp, May ii.—with
■ the famed Mother Lode region as a fcaokdrop, the ninth annual Jumping Frog Jubilee will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday with 40,000 persons expected to attend the parades and Jumping contests.
This year civic leaders of this ^Sierra mining town combined their resources to improve accommodations for the thousands who attend the event from all parts of the ^United States.
The “old town*' has been reconstructed on the outskirts in a natural amphitheater leased as a permanent site for the jumping frog contests first made famous in Mark Twain’s story, “The Jumping Frogs of Calaveras County.’*
Beealling the ’49 days, the reconstructed town includes a hospital, a pioneer printing plant and a gold quartz stamp mill In operation.
There will be parking space for more than 5000 cars on the contest grounds, “with plenty of room for trailers,’* the civic committee in charge of the jubilee has announced. I Hundreds of frogs have been ^n-tared in the amphibian Olympic,! which last year was won by Emmett Dalton, a product of the late Will Rogers’ ranch at Claremore, Okla., who also set a new record of 13 feet 5 inches. Entries have been received from nearly every state in the Union. Dozens have been received by air mail this week.
Parades will feature both Saturday and Sunday’s programs. A ‘miners’ parade will be held in Main street Saturday night. The pioneers’ parade will be Sunday morning.
The jubilee opens Saturday morning and “the key will be thrown avftay” until Monday.
Alice Brady Sues Over Dog License
(A s soda ted Presa Leased Wire)
LOS ANGELES, May 13.—Filing action In superior court to restrain the Loa Angeles City Council from diverting log license receipts to any other use than for humane depart-ment operation, Alice Brady, screen actress and president of the Tail* waggers Foundation of America, today announced that like suits will be filed throughout the nation.
Saying “We are filing this suit in behalf of every dog lover in the United States.” Miss Brady said the suit was for the express purpose of determining through the courts whether dog owners have the right to expect “adequate humane protection in return for the millions of dollars which they annually pay in dog taxes.’’
The Tailwaggers Foundation, claiming a membership here of more than 3000 dog owners, seeks to compel the city to turn over to the humane department $352,992 alleged to have been collected during the last five years from licenses, pound and kennel fees and withheld from the department.
Famous Screen Folk to Welcome Allred
t (Associated Press Leased W\rs)
HOLLY\V(X)D. May 13.—Honorary Texas Rangers, nearly as numerous In Hollywood as Kentucky colonels, w ill greet Governor James V, Allred, of Texas, at a "roundup dinner’’ here Sunday night.
Among the rangers are Ring Crosby, Robert Taylor, Fred MaqMurray and <George O Brim.
Allan Marshall and Tala Birell in “Invisible Enemy’’
THRILLS on the high seas—real bravery while facing terrifying ordeals, yet a wealth of robust human humor, such are the circumstances which surround the screen version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s story, “Treasure Island,’’ to be shown today and tomorrow at the California theater, with Wallace .Beery and Jackie Cooper playing the leading roles.
Another world-renowned author Is represented in the program, for “Invisible Enemy.” the second feature being offered, is an adaption of E. Phillips Oppenheim* novel of the same name. Allan Marshall and Tala Birell are costarred.
News About Hollywood
TJOLLYWOOD, May 13; (U. P.)— 1 -*■ David L. Loew, independent producer, today announced he had signed Man Mountain Dean, 300-pound bearded wrestler, to appear with Joe E. Brown in a film entitled “The Gladiator.”
Dean and his wife will motor here from their home in Norcross, Ga., within IO days and return about June I in time for Dean to continue his campaign for a seat in the Georgia Legislature.
SNOW WHITE MAKES MERRY
Influence on Men’s Wear Is Cited by Harry Coffee Store Executive
Palm Reach suits and suits of other cool fabrics will he more popular than ever this year, according to R. E. Paehlig, vice-president and manager of the local Harry Coffee store. No doubt white will still be the leading shade but colors and regular suitings patterns are coming to the front very rapidly he said today. The vogue of the white coat and dark trousers, which started a couple of seasons ago, is still very good and many of these outfits are noted at southern resorts.
“The tendency this season seems to be to wear more vividly colored slacks with the white coat," said Mr. Paehlig. “Many greens and blues are seen In this combination. For evening, dark blue and black and white are about evenly matched in acceptance.
“One of the newest fabrics to make its appearance in the tropical suit field is Priestley’s Nor East cloth. This is extremely light in weight, very porous in weave, has a fine finish and holds its press exceedingly well. The manufacturers tell us that it is practically uncrusable which means that it won’t he necessary to press It as often as some other fabrics.
“Gabardine suits and sport coats are gaining rapidly in popularity for summer wear. Gabardine is fine for sportswear and yet is smart for business too. Ifs light In weight, wears well and has all the characteristic* of regular woolen clothing.
“Sport coats with odd slacks are beginning to have a real demand,” he concluded.
Paramount Studio swore to the authenticity today of the story of Actress Dorothy Lamour and the perfumed seal.
Miss Lamour supposedly has an allergy to fish, and Slicker, a trained movie seal, smells of fish. She has to work with Slicker in a sea scene of the Alaskan salmon picture. “Spawn of the North.” Five times they tried the scene and threw away the film because she wrinkled her nose.
Director Henry Hathaway suggested perfume. They sprinkled Slicker with Miss Lamour’s own $15 an ounce brand. The seal harked, rolled over on his hack and brayed. The trainer had to give him a hath, j quick. They tried five perfumes, and ; finally Slicker didn't mind eau de I Cologne. Then they made the scene. I
George Barnes, film cameraman I who is a former husband of actress j Joan Blondell, had his auto trailer I but no wife today. The wife, Betty ; Wood, divorced him saying: “He j didn’t like to do anything I did. Ho enjoyed the trailer and told me if I didn’t like it I could stay home.” i While Barnes took the trailer, she received HOO a month alimony, custody of their son, and $5000.
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A GLORIOUS new world of beauty and enchantment, peopled with the folk of fondest memory, is here in the new miracle motion picture “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” now showing at popular prices at the
Fox theater. It is an entertainment destined to cling among closest-treasured thoughts. The feature is augmented by the March of Time. Bathe Revue, Sport Reel and latest Movietone News.
Britain Demands $88,000 in Note to Mexico Government
Shirley Temple has been appointed official sponsor of National Air Mail i Week by Postmaster General James 1 F. Farley, it was anounced at her j studio today. She will mail a letter j to Washington, D. C., opening the week May 15 to 21.
Rochelle Hudson, motion picture star, was surprised today upon re- j reiving a letter from a Vienna pro- j j fessor asking details about that op- 1 oration he heard she had undergone to reshape her mouth and give her permanently cherry lips. The pro- j 1 fessor asked her surgeon’s name and j address. He said Vienna had been j 1 seeking a means of performing such surgery.
Miss Hudson, whose w’ell shaped i mouth is hers naturally, and who I I still uses lipstick, replied asking how j I the false report started.
Marriage, with the wife In Hollywood and husband in San Francisco,
I did not wotk out for Patricia Allen,
I film actress.
She w'as granted a divorce yesterday after she testified that her hus-j band, Frank Allen, San Francisco I mounted police offiier, told her she | had better return to the film city and earn her own living.
The Aliens were married last July and parted In December.
I" ON DON, May 13. (A. P.)—A de-La mand on the Mexican government for immediate payment of 370,* 962.71 pesos (at current rate $88,000) for British losses in revolutionary actions between 1910 and 1920 was made public today—a demand in which Britain pointed to “apparently discriminatory treatment” in favor of the United States.
The text of the demand, made under the Anglo-Mexican special claims convention, showed it was presented yesterday in Mexico City by Minister Owen St. Clair O’Malley.
The note pointed out that a similar debt to the United States government had been punctually discharged “and his majesty’s government are at a loss to understand this apparently discriminatory treatment of two governments with equal title.”
Britain used the representation again to draw’ attention to the March 18 expropriation of British oil properties among those of 17 foreign
The nnle said Britain “cannot hut regard failure of the Mexican government to discharge even their existing obligations as in itself rendering unjustified an expropriation, an essential condition of tile validity of which would be payment and adequate compensation amounting in this case to a very large sum.”
The note estimated Mexico’s public external debt, excluding foreign claims not represented by Mexican government securities, at $976,000,-OOO. a substantial proportion of which is ow’ed to British subjects who have received little or no inter-| est in the last 25 years.
Britain said Mexico’s attitude toward her debts was “far from reassuring.”
Under the Anglo-Mexican special claims convention, Mexico agreed to pay 3,795,697 pesos in ll annual installments, beginning in January, 1936. Two installments have been paid.
JACKIE COOGAN IO GIRD FOR FIGHT TO FINISH
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Tost ANGELES, May 1.3.—Jackie
Coogan dug in today for a finish fight in the courts over the fortune he earned as the No. I boy star of the silent screen.
A detailed answer by his mother and stepfather to his $4,000,000 accounting suit failed to damper “The Kid s" determination to press the action to a decision.
Mrs. Lillian Coogan Bernstein and her husband. Arthur, set forth that Jackie had been “accorded all the care mother love could give him.” Since his tw’enty-first birthday and even since his marriage last year to Actress Betty Grahle. Mrs. Bernstein has made many “loving gifts” to her son. the defendants claimed.
Jackie’s movie earnings as a minor, they said, amounted only to $1,500,000, of which about $50,000 remains. and they denied he had built a fortune of $4,000,000.
The Bernsteins insisted the 23-year-old actor has no legal claim to the money he earned before he liecame of age nor in the estate left by his late father, John ll. Coogan, Sr., killed in an auto crash in 1935.
They pointed out the older Coo-gan’s will bequeathed all of his property to his wife and that, in event of her death, it was to be equally divided between Jackie and his brother Robert, now’ 13.
Bernstein, who married Mrs. Coogan in 1936, denied he had any interest in the Coogan money or attempted to "secure domination or control” over his wife. Bernstein also denied making $100 horse race bets.
Jackie scoffed at the couple's answer to his suit.
“When this case gets to court, and I am more determined than ever now that it shall, we will see w’hether or not I have no rights to the money I earned. And we will also see whether or not Mr. Bernstein w’as a detrimental influence to my mother.”
LITERARY DIGEST IS TO BE MEO WITH TIME
Sheriff Pictures Torture Killer as Heavy, Dark Man
Harry Slattery to
Be Aide to Ickes
WASHINGTON, May 13. — The White House announced today that Charles West, presidential liaison man, has resigned as undersecretary of the interior. The President immediately sent to the Senate the nomination of Harry Slattery, South Carolina, to succeed West as undersecretary of Interior. Slattery now’ is personal assistant to Secretary of Interior Harold L. Ickes.
Peter Baumann, stepfather of Screen Actress Martha Raye, denied today he ever promised to marry j Miss Nancy Dixon, 20-year-old St. j Louis. Mo., girl, in an answer to j Miss Dixon's $75,000 breach of prom ise suit filed in Superior Court.
Miss Dixon, in her complaint charged she was betrayed on promise , of marriage, atating she and Baumann became engaged June 15. 1936. !
Baumann, who married Mrs. Mabel Hooper Reed, mother of Miss Raye. j also is defendant in a $150,0001 alienation of affections suit filed by’ j Miss .Raye's father. Peter F. Reed. . ex-vaudeville performer.
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The board of tax appeals at Washington held today there was a $9967 deficiency in income taxes paid for 1934 by the Cecil B. DeMille Productions, Inc.
The motion picture company had appealed from a claimed deficiency of $22,325 in the tax payment.
Actress Complains of Tasks of Stooge
(Associated Press Leased Wirt)
LOS ANGELES. May 13— Being compelled to act as a comedian’s stooge when she really is a “respectable strip tease artist” is, in the opinion of Evelyn Myers, sufficient grounds for being released from her stage contract.
Miss Myers sued yesterday for $2500 and cancellation of her contract with the Follies Theater, Inc., charging that she signed to appear only as a strip tease performer but had been made a stooge.
Berkeley, May 13. tv. p>—
Sheriff Chria Fox of El Paso, Texas, revealed today the description of the man he believes killed Mrs. Hazel Frome and her daughter, Nancy, near Yan Horn, Texas, last month.
Sheriff Fox, who came here to confer with Police Chief John A. Greening regarding the Frome murders. disclosed his “composite picture” of the slayer as drawn from available clue*.
“I believe the slayer was a man 5 feet IO inches tall, 35 years old with heavy features, a full face and a heavy torso,” Sheriff Fox said.
“He was wearing a felt hat when he killed Mrs. Frome and her daughter.
“He has large eyes and he is dark complexioned. But I am not at all satisfied that he is a Mexican.
“He was accompanied by a woman at the time of the slayings and was aided by her. I know’ nothing about her, however.
“He was either a sadist, a robber. or someone who was seeking revenge. He was not a pervert. He killed his victims approximately at the same place that he first accosted them.
“He tortured them either for revenge or to learn where money or
valuables were hidden. Mrs. Frome and her daughter died almost simultaneously.”
Sheriff Fox said he had “certain new clues” which he did not want publicized. He said he w’as investigating the possibility that Mrs. Frome and her daughter were carrying more money with them on their trip from Berkeley to North Carolina than had been reported at first.
He said he had learned that both women had cashed large personal checks at a hotel the night before they were slain.
“I’m here looking over the local angles and conferring with Chief Greening,” he said. He said his recent trip to Seattle was not in connection w’ith the Frome case.
Cecilia Parker Will Wed Dick Baldwin
HOLLYWOOD. May 13 —Marriage for Cecilia Parker and Dick Baldwin, film twosome, must wait until she finishes a picture—early in June. They disclosed they filed notice of intention to wed at Ventura, last Monday. Miss Parker is a native of Fort William, Canada. Baldwin hails from St. Louis, Mo.
“Battle of Bands” Planned at Union
The five hands have been selected for the previously announced “Battle of Bands,” Union Avenue Dance Pavilion Sunday afternoon. May 15 beginning at 2 o’clock and lasting for three hours. They are Bill Norris’ from the Ambassador Club, Eddie Young’s from Goodfriend’s Inn, Ixirenza Flennor’s from IL Trova-tore, Hubert Allen's of the Torch and the Union Avenue Dance Pavilion's own hand—Roland Evans’,
“The combat of music is the greatest attraction ever to play at the Plunge Pavilion,” said Lloyd Nance, manager. Each band will vie for honors as the best music producer for the day while local dancers judge for themselves which orchestra plays the best dance music. Three times during the afternoon the conglomeration of music will be heard over KERN.
Iteverly Roberts and Dick Purcell
TAIGK PURCELL and Beverly ^ Roberts in “Daredevil Drivers,” the thrill picture that open* tomorrow’ at the Kern theater, provide plenty of action for movie fans, aa the story deals in the adventures of daredevil drivers who risk their necks on race tracks and the love and heartaches of their wives. The ace feature on the same program, “There's Alway* a Woman." co-stars Jean Blondell and Melvvn Douglas. It was produced by Columbia, whtch was responsible for such films as, “It Happened One Night,” “The Awful Truth,” and “Mr. Deeds Goes to Tow’n.” Current attractions are “Victoria the Great.” with Anna Neagle and Anton Walbrook and “Goodby Broadway,” starring Alice Brady and Charles \Yinrieger.
Senator Will Delay Block Booking Bill
(Associated Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, May 13.—Senator Neely (D-W. Va.) decided today to delay his demand for consideration of a bill to present “block booking” of motion pictures.
Neely, had served notice yesterday he would take every opportunity to get action on the measure. He told the Senate today, however, he had consulted other hackers of the bill and had decided to defer action for other pending legislation.
“Block hooking” is a practice by which exhibitors lease motion pictures in groups. Under this system, Neely said, exhibitors have to lease films they have not seen.
(fetted Press Im*** WP YEW YORK, May 13—I
erarv Digest, new* weekly established in im bv two Lutheran I minister*, ha* been purchased tey I the owner* of Time and will he I merged with that magazine, it wa* I announced today,
Ralph McAllister TngersoTI, publisher of Time, said that future i*-sue* of the combined magaxlne, with I the Literary Digest name inc«»rp-! orated in Time * masthead, would be \ sent to the 259,subscribers of ■ the Digest beginning with the May I 23 issue.
The Digest was founded bv Dnac Kauffman Funk and Adam Will hi Wagnalls, wh^had been classmate# | at Wittenberg College in Ohio. Originally devoted to contemporaneous ; affairs, it adopted a policy in 1905 j of printing newspaper comment* and later had its own news gathering staff. It wa* hest known in I recent years for it* nation-wide polls of presidential sentiment.
The Digest suspended publication earlv this year.
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