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Boxoffice-January.10.1953

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. . Jack - . . Sid . . Buck . . Deward . . Mild . . . Jimmy . . Mrs. . . Jim SEATTLE Ceveral publicity directors were in the Oregon terrltorT,- working on film exploitations. Columbia's Sammy Siegel was in Portland in connection with "Invasion, U.S.A."; Allen Wieder, MGM. was there for "Million Dollar Mermaid" and Walter Hoffman, Paramount, was in Portland and southern Oregon on "Thunder in the East" and "Road to Bah" . . . Seattle U-I representatives arrived in San Francisco Thursday (3) for a company sales conference. The Bernard Ordells combined a wedding trip and New Year's eve by going to Harrison Hot Springs. She is the former Eve Rubenfield of the 20th-Fox office . . . Wedding bells will come soon for Miriam Dickey of Fairbanks, Alaska, who has been handling the Lathrop circuit. Miss Dickey is a graduate of the University of Washington, a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, the national Republican committeewoman from Alaska and one of Alaska's delegates to the United Nations. Groom-to-be is Robert O. Kinsey of Seattle. Police are seeking a robber who held up the Music Box Theatre and escaped with $270 in cash. The robber, who held a pistol beneath his topcoat, accosted Manager Nick Furfaro in the men's washroom and forced him into the office where Furfaro opened the safe at gunpoint . J. Engerman, manager for Lippert, left Wednesday (7> for Chicago to attend the convention of Lippert franchise holders later in the week at the Blackstone hotel. fret them asm ORDtR-eat&i. Mmsi MDTIDfl PICTURE SERVICE Co 125 HYDE ST. SAN FRANCi CO (2), CALIF. Gerald L Karski.... President MAIL IN DATES TODAY DEZELn< 831 S. Wabash CHICAGO NOW BREAKING ALL RECORDS !i 54 We hare lh« -s UN/r SHOWS ART OF LOVE ^BED-ROOM DIPLOMAT BIRTH OF LIFE 'BUMIiNG QUESTION 'SWING VICE MI HOW TO TAKE A BATH Si**i%M. (or YOUR Coi CounI on ua fof

Chicago Tent to Fete Charles Carpentier CHICAGO—A double ceremony will mark the installation of officers and crew for 1953 of the Variety Club of Illinois Tent 26 at the Gold room of the Congress hotel on Wednesday night, February 18. In addition to the installation of the new officers, a testimonial dinner will be given in honor of exhibitor Charles F. Carpentier, owner of theatres in East Moline and recently elected secretary of state for Illinois. The banquet will be attended by many local and state dignitaries and promises to be one of the social highlights of the New Year. Meantime, the Women's Variety Club also planned an inauguration luncheon for its officers: Sonia Gold, president; Diane Kamode, first vice-president; Lil Simon, second vice-president; Esther Bartelstein. third vice-president: Ruth Bloom, treasurer: Dorothy Rheinheimer, financial secretary; Isabel Margolis, recording secretary; Midge Waters, corresponding secretary, and official hostess Mary Jones, wife of the new Tent 26 Chief Barker Johnny Jones. The Women's Variety inaugural will be held Tuesday i20) at the Sara Siddons Walk in the Ambassador East hotel. The Women's Variety Club of Chicago, comprising wives of Chicago theatrical men, will hold its first inaugural luncheon at the Sarah Siddon Walk of the Ambassador East hotel January 20. To be installed are Mrs. Mayer Gold, president; Mrs. Isadore Kamode, Mrs. Al Simon and Mrs. Albert Bartelstein, vice-presidents: Mrs. Oscar Bloom, secretary; Mrs. Louis Reinheimer, financial secretary; Mrs. William Margolis, recording secretary, and Mrs. Charles Waters, corresponding secretary. Also honored will be the founders, Mrs. Joe Berenson and Mrs. Arthur Manheimer, and the official hostess, Mrs. John Jones. Mrs. William Margolis is chairman of the day for the luncheon, and Mrs. Al Simon program chairman. Salesmen Collect $1,554 For Will Rogers Fund KANSAS CITY—William Gaddoni, MGM manager, chairman of the recent Will Rogers Memorial hospital drive in this territory, announced that $1,554.34 had been raised up to the closing of the drive last month, but that money was still trickling in. Salesmen for the distributors here canvassed showmen in 560 towns in Kansas and Missouri for donations. The amount gathered in 1952 was over twice as much as was collected in the previous year. The Will Rogers hospital is located at Saranac Lake, N.Y. BOWLING KANSAS CITY—Finton Jones continued to cling to first place in the Filmrow Women's Bowling league by the slim margin of one game. The Continentals, with 31 and 17, remained in the runnerup position. Team Won Lost Team Won Lost .32 16 Foxy Five 21 27 Finton Jones. . . Continentals ...31 17 U-l 19 29 Bureaucrats ... .28 20 Monley's 19 29 Hartmon's 27 21 Columbia IS 33 BOXOFnCE January 10, 1953 Tent 4 of St. Louis Adopts Biggest Heart Program ST. LOUIS—The St. Louis Variety Club, at the annual installation luncheon Monday i5), pledged itself to underwrite up to $50,000 of the cost of a new Day Nursery building in the area bounded by Chouteau, Gravois and Jefferson avenues. The old Day Nursery building has been razed to make way for the state highway department's Third street widening project. The nursery project has been in operation here since 1880, providing day care of children under 6 whose mothers must work. To meet the increased load, the largest ever undertaken. Tent 4 will step up its membership campaign to include the entire St. Louis exchange area and embrace related entertainment fields, such as radio and television. The main project of the club for several years A. V. Cauger Lists Four Winners in Sales Drive KANSAS CITY—Four wniners in A. V. Cauger Service sales drive were announced by Les Groves, sales manager, during the recent sales meeting held at the Beller'"e hotel here. The winners in the ten-week campaign were Jack Hynes, St. Louis: John Hawkins, Springfield: Glen Boner, Macon, and George Albright, McAlester, Oklahoma. According to Ted Cauger, the company had an over-all gain in sales over the previous year. The company and its representatives voiced optimistic opinions over business revenue in 1953. A Christmas party was held for all employes as the climax to the affair. Numerous exhibitors attended an open house held at the beginning of the meeting. Cancel Salem Premiere SALEM. ILL.—The scheduled personal appearance of Col. Paul Tibbets. commandant of the air force stategic school at Eglin Field, Fla., at the Salem Theatre on January 3 in connection with the premiere of "Above and Beyond" was canceled at the last minute because Tibbets was called to Washington to attend a private showing of the film lor Pentagon officials. A native of Quincy, 111., Tibbets is a member of the local post of the American Legion. Officials of that post cooperated with Loren Cluster of the Salem in the advance preparations for Tibbets visit here. has been the providing of eyeglasses for needy school children. Installed as chief barker was Edward B. Arthur: Al Poos, first assistant: Herb Bennin, second assistant; Paul Krueger, doughguy; Dick Fitzmaurice, properly master, and James H. Arthur. Variety International canvasman. Other members of the crew are Howard Zulauf, Louis K. Ansell, Thomas James, Clarence Hill, John Meinardi and Dave Arthur. Shown in the above photo are: Front row, left to right: James, Chief Barker Arthur. Louis Ansell and Joseph Ansell, and back row, Meinardi, Fitzmaurice, Bennin, Krueger, Poos and Zulauf. Hill and Zulauf are chairmen of the membership committee. John A. Walsh, 65, Stricken; Co-Owner of Flo-Mar Firm ST. LOUIS—Funeral services for John A. Walsh, 65, co-owner of Flo-Mar Pi'oduclions, independent film distributing company, were conducted here Saturday i3). Walsh, who resided with his wife Florence at the Melbourne hotel, started his film career about 1920 on the sales staff of the late Eddie Dustin, then the St. Louis manager for Pathe. Later he went with the St. Louis branch of the old Film Booking Office of America Then, about 1928 he entered the independent film exchange field as a partner of Tom McKean. now a salesman for Paramont in Oklahoma City. About 1943 he and Noah Bloomer of Belleville, 111., opened the St. Louis PRC exchange in the same quarters now occupied by Flo- Mar Productions. For a while he was away from Filmrow, but he returned to the business in 1947 when he opened the St. Louis exchange of Albert Dezel Productions, He continued in that capacity until August 1949, when he and Nick O'Brien formed Flo-Mar Productions, buying the St. Louis territory franchise for pictures distributed by Dezel and other independent pictures. Sell Royal to Clifton King ROYALTON, ILL.—The Royal Theatre, 425-seater, has been sold by Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lingenfelten of Marion. 111., to Clifton King of Mount Vernon. 111. 59