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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1929, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THURSDAY JAN 171929 FIVE MOVIE EXTRAS ID AVERAGE OF PAYS OF WORK Weekly Payroll of Moving Picture Atmosphere People Slumps By WADE WERNER Associated Press Stall Writer HOLLYWOOD Jan 17 rnlnga of Hollywoods film extras lumped more than a third of a mil n dollars during 1928 and only two the approximately 15000 registered tras here averaged as much as five ys work a week thruout the year These and other facts concerning iployment conditions among the at osphera people of the movies are vealed in figures made public tyji tho Central Casting corporatto eratod by the studios as n clearing use for extra talent Altho the aggregate sum earned by tras during 1028 was only 246071 i compared with 52835136 earned In 127 the average wage of those whc orked at all was 35 cents a day high than in 1027 Tho 1918 average wa 504 aa against an average of 585 r the previousyear 27M55 Placed In 1928 Total placements thru Central Casl ig last year were 276155 a slump t 54242 from the 1027 total ot 330 387 The dally average of placements was 75C as against a dally average oE 305 during 1027 Most of the extras placed were men i Women got only 32 per cent ol the and children accounted for 3 per cent Besides the two extras one girl and one man who accomplished the feat working as much aa five days a celt for a whole year there were two s and one man who I one half days a week three girls 1 11 men who averaged four days reek and 15 women and 42 men who Averaged three days a week I Altogether there were 469 men and fl jomen who averaged at least two work a week for the year The of the16000 got along as well aa t they could I Callert Dress People jl The 469 extras who worked at least lays a week It was explained by ManagerDave Allen were by if no means ordinary mob talent Ht Seventyfive per cent of them Jfie said were people we classify as people that Is men and women f equipped with elaborate and expensive wardrobes What Is meant in the movies by an elaborate and expensive wardrobe also needs explanation The wardrobe of a young man who lias a dress extra rating Includes not only nit the upto street clothes and evening clothes I lound In a convention ward but clotues riding golf clothes V Talhhis Pictures Blamed pictures generally an Jfned for the rednced employmen extras Most of the dialogfilms i far produced Tiave been made will NORTH IOWA SOLONS PAYROLL FRAUDS HAVE BIG PART IN HOUSE PROBE Investigator of Oklahoma Governor Discharged by Bureau Chief FILES OF CEliKO GOKDO Among the new faces in the lower liouse of lie slafo assembly this year is that ot Charles Files of Ccrro Gorilo county Mr Files a farmer living near Tort landr was nominated and elected without opposition He has been active in Fnnn Bureau circles for many years in northern Iowa A point of interest about Mr Files is tlmt he is a brother of J Hay Files one of Iowas democratic leaders of recent years Tho broth er formerly lived at Fort Dodge lint now lie is engaged In the law inactiuo in southern California small casts and few crowd scenes lulling for extras Iater aa talking picture produc ons become more elaborate the aver ago number oC extras for each picture may increase The identity of the two extras who iiled up the rare average of five days work a week for a year was withheld by Central Casting on the ground that If their names were mown to the other 14998 they would have to spend the rest of the year ex plainlnar OKLAHOMA CITY Jan 17 Weaving additional meshes in its in quisitorial net members of tho house of representatives Investigating com mittee have indicated they Intended to follow In their inquiry today Into the department ot Gov Henry S fohnston one of the trails which In 1923 led to the removal from office of ormer Gov J C Walton Twentytwo charges of impeach ment were voted out against Walton and one of the counts on which he was convicted was the chnrge that he was carrying T P Edwards his per sonal chauffeur on a state payrool which indicated he was otherwise em ployed Members of the Investigating com mittee yesterday began a similar line of questioning in connection with the employment of Buck Eldridge of Per ry Okla Governor Johnstons home town as a special investigator for the chief executive J M Barker superintendent of the ureau of Investigation who was ailed to testify told the committee hat Eldrldge had been on the payroll t the direction of the governors of ce but that he had never done any vork for the department Barker added he had discharged lldridge yesterday because he ought lot to be on the payroll Other traits which members of the nveatigating committee touched upon nd which they indicated they Intend id to follow up as the Investigation roceeda led to tha state industrial commission and brot into the hearing ho of Dr O O Hammonds state health commissioner and hus and of the governors confidential secretary and to tha state highway commission whose members are ail pointed by the governor Photographer Sues Movie Star Claims Girl Failed to Pay LA SALLB 111 Jan 17 trude Olmstead of tho screen has been named defendant In a suit for 55000 filed In circuit court by John B See bold a photographer whose pictures of Miss Olmsted he contends led her to get a chance in the movies Miss Olmstead whilo living here submitted her photograph in a Chi cago contest which ottered the winner and a chance to get Into pic tures The La Salle girl won and thepho tographer avers that under an agree ment she was to pay him half of the prize money This he states she has not done The screen actress now Is the wife of Robert Z Leonarrt lllm director Daughter of Cash and Carry Pyle Weds CHICAGO Jan IT Flor ence Arnold stepdaughter of C C Cash and Carry Pyle was married last night to Paul J Simpson of El dorado III Pyle erstwhile manager if Harold Red Grange promoter of rofesslonal tennis matches and the oast to coast bunion marathon gavehis stepdaughter away The Ceremony was performed at the Pyle 255Pound Policeman Claims Lightweight Wife Slapped His Face CHICAGO Jan 17 John Belskey weighs in his stocking feet nnd without his artillery 225 pounds avoirdupois Mra Belskeys best weight Is Q5 pounds Belskey suing for divorce charge cruelty lie says his wife took hf revolver away from him slapped hi face sat on him punched his jaw a hi capped tho pugnacious climax b throwing him out ot tho house Tho court will BCO about It Speakity of the cimlc of the girls arc almost that Indtanupolis Mews Sex Control Possible Says Iowa Scientist IOWA CITY Jan posslbll ity that sometime In the future eei control of offspring may become i matter of social organization has been pointed out by Emll Witschl profcs sor of zoology at the University o Iowa A physiological difference as ye unknown exists between the twc types of sperms which produce mail and female It has been found how ever the Iowa scientist asserted tha male producing sperms are qulcke to fertilize the eggs When fiomfj method of separating the male and female producing sperm discovered it may be possible t control the sex ot the offspring Pro fessor Witsclil Bald CHANNEL FATE IS UP TO HALL Engineer Considers Deeper River Following Con ference ST PAUL Minn inn 17 The plea ol northwest shippers for nine foot channel In the upper Mississippi river to aid barge lino transportation today was In the hands or Maj C L Hall United States engineer Major Hall conduetox a onnlay hearing here yesterday at which the shippers protested the engineers re port that the present sixfoot channel was sufficient to caro barge line needs Major Halls answer will be filed later at Washington River traffic men from cities alons tho upper Mississippi presented briefs and arguments at yesterdays gather ing Towns represented included Minneapolis St Paul and Wlnona Minn Lacrosse AVis Dulmciuc and Davenport loiva Chicago Mollne and Rock Island 111 and St Louis nnil New Orleans ISargea operating in a sixfoot chan nel between here and St Louis oper ate at n loss while those using a nine foot waterway below St Louis are making a proCil according to a re port submitted by Robert I Randolph Chicago consulting engineer for the Mississippi River Valley association Minnesota Poultry Show Opens for 43rd Session MINNEAPOLIS Jan 1 Chickens ducks geese turkeys rub kinds of were on display at the Kenwood arm today at the opening of Minne sotas fortythird annual poultry show sponsored by the Minnesota Poultry association More tluin 3000 exhibits including hundreds of dozens of entered by breeders from nine states and Can ada were in open competition among themselves fts well as open competi tion with regular exhibitors Entertainment features will be pro vided by trained pnnots and cautaws imported from South America Nearly 40 firms will display poultry feeds appliances and equipment In booths at thearmory Commercial ex hibitors from all over the eomitiT havo ensnged booths for the duration of the show SHIPMENTS FHOM TITONKA cmloads o stock were shipped from the yards luringthe past week live loca BIRTH AT HOCKFOTtn and Mrs Henry Marth are the parents of a child boni Jan 14 RICH AND POOR HONOR TEXAN Millionaire Oil Man Dies After Life Time of Service FORTH WOnTH Tex Jan 17 P banUeid and oil men und roustabouts from the crude Droduclng fields gathered alike here today to honor tho memory of BitHik enridgo Stephens Walker K million aire Breckenrldge and Fort Worth banker who died yesterday Every lo cal bank will be closed during his funeral this afternoon A truck piled high with flornl trib utes left Stephens county Inst night to bring here tokens of ihc esteem in which west Texans held their typical son of the soil whose first business venture was as an operator of a wagon yard Walker born in poverty iti tins ham let and countv which gave him his Christian and middle names respect ively pioneered in west Texas oil and became Immensely wealthy When oil was struck In 1517 Walked owned leases turnout the county and held 3500 acres in fee Oil gushed out ltd magic wealth rind bo became a millionaire overnight Quick to see the future of his na tive town Walker turned to banking to augment his wealth am watched Brcckemidgo boom from 1000 to 0000 population in two years during which time it endured all the vicissi tudes of oil boom life At the time of death he was In terested In hanks in Dallas Fort Worth and in several west Texas towns and was chairman of the board of the Landrelu Oil corporation Original Wild Man of Borneo Dies in Wisconsin Poorhouse K Wis Jan 17 The original wild man of Borneo was burled In Greenwood cemetery yesienlay Sylvester Hendcrshot was the name they jillt on the heldstone Ilr was Syears and had spent his Ias1 years broken in health at the Grant coimiy poor farm Fur yours was Bar nums ttilit man Then came do mpstli trouble and the wlCe of Tlir Wild Man of Ilornco and their fivi children left him Hendcrshot wns found In a shacli near the farm lust week cold hungrv Cupid Is a sorry leader nfler learllnt people into trouble he loaves them to fight it out tor Kills liccunl ALL Precautions against colds and flu Do these two things 1 Protect nose and throat 2 Keep system in good condition Theres no need to get panicky because the papers are full of news of an influenza epidemic Theres no use in isolating yourself because a lot of other people are sick with it If you take two simple precautions every day then dont worry the chances are you will throw off any cold or you are exposed to and keep well Were not recommending that you dose yourself with a lot of medicines cither Just observe two commonsense health rules which can be easily followed T7IRSTof nukesureyoursystem Jis ia first class order Dont let it get slowed up or sluggish See to it that it functions perfectly The easiest way to get run down and in a condition to pick up disease is to neglect this allimportant matter Physicians agree that particularly in times of epidemic purging ky laxa tives and cathartics is not advisable Many doctors are therefore prescrib ing Nujol as in no case docs it cause exhaustion or weakening of the sys tem in any way Nujo cant possibly upset or disagree with you For it contains absolutely no medicine or drugs Get a bottle today at your nearest drug store and stare taking Nujol tonight as one simple way to keep fit and to protect yourself against in fluenza Thats the firsc precaution Now the second Keep your cose and throat well protected with Mis col When you get a bottle of Nujol ge a bottle of Mistol too Dr David says Im advising all my patients these days to keep Mistol on hand and use it regularly The first thing in the morning before you go out And again at night when you come home Dont be afraid to use it freely It will do no harm And then stop worrying Youve done all you can to safeguard yourself Put Mistol up your nose Theres a special dropper that comes in every package that makes it very easy to use Just tilt your head back and drop it in your nose until you feel it in your throat Youll notice the pleasant cleansing effect at once Mistol clears your head and makes breathing easy It has a healing soothing effect on the membranes and relieves any irritation or inflam mation It helps dry up a running cose Use it too as a gargle Mistol is good for 3 sore throat or hacking cough And above all protects tho nose and throat against germs Dont wait till you begin to sneeze or your throat aches Takcmyadvice and get a bottle of Mistol today Every druggist knows it The combination treatment of Nujol and Mistol is double safeguard against influenza Start this wise twofold precaution MOW Dontdelay Nujol and Mistol are both made by the same famous laboratories of the finest quality materials and with the greatest skill possible Both prepara tions are harmless At all druggists Arent they worth trying SIZES DAMONIGOU CO Q A REGULAR STYLE SHOW OF FASCINATING FROCKS ALL SIZES Heres the Good News To Lovers of Fashion a Specially Planned SWEET SIXTEEN DRESS SALE This spccia Event for Frlilay and Saturday onlj Sweet in Style Sweet in Value Sweet in Price Replicas of Foremost Designers Fashions of the Moment They Look Like DRESSES DRESSES DRESSES in everything but price The rich quality of these frocks the amart new details Indicate clear ly the Importance of selecting your new dresi from this assortment TO the low price of In no way Indicates their true value and worth To see these perficlly lovely FKOOKS in our windows is worth n special trip down Imvn lonisht The Most Daring The Most Sophisticated The Most Beautiful Frocks of the New Season And what dresses they are at 16 To a ee them will be a revelation Dresses betraying Paris in every line Dresses featuring style details new to the Fash ion Salons Dresses bright with the newest colors A feast of fashion to which women who know style and value will flock in great numbers Truly an event Scores of the Dash of Be Shown For the First Time Friday All new just unpacked from their tissue wrap 36 hours from New have them to wear as soon as the women of Fifth Ave nue and at a price we believe much lower than they would pay Whether you buy or not just get a glimpse of the NEWEST OF THE NEW The New Colors Violet Lelong Blue Oaryo Tlcfl Seafoam Rojnl Clar et Plteasant Rose Itcliro Ifalvfittn Sarnl mil lite ever populur navy The New Styles Flnred slilrts capes larpo Inco rnllars pleated sUirtn plealoil frills tiicha jabots tljltt hlplhirs scurfs In nno two nnd llirec piece moikls It is rarely possible to to our clientele such superb ly fine dresses at such a price ;