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Boxoffice-January.10.1953

HM .•./ urge employers

HM .•./ urge employers to install the Payroll Savings Plan...^^ M. B. FOLSOM Treasurer, Eustiiiuii Kodak Company "Continued saving will piny an important part in protecting us against a reneival of inflation. The person irho saves contributes to the h«/io«'s stability and to his faniily''s security. He can now also obtain a higher return on his investment than he could in the past, because of the improvements in Defense Bonds noiv offered by the U. S. Treasury. I urge employers to install the Payroll Savings Plan ivherever practicable, and employees to take ad vantage of such plan. By investing regularly in improved Defense Bonds, Americans serve their nation's interests as ivell as their own." If your conipanv does not have the Payroll Savings Plan- Please tear out this page and send it to the "Big Boss." Urge that he read, carefully, Mr. Folsoni's superb summary of the Payroll Savings Plan and its benefits for employers, employees and our country. The following figures should he particularly interesting to anyone not familiar with the wide ado])tion and the steady growth of the Payroll Savings Plan: • 45.000 companies offer their employees the Payroll Savings Plan. • since January 1, 1951, enrollment in The Plan has increased from 5,000.000 to 7.500.000. • in some companies, more than 9

Wife of Chas. Richelieu MEMPHIS Dies in St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG— Mrs. Charles Richelieu, wife of the owner of the State Theatre, and an active partner in the theatre business for nearly 40 years, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Rock Salzer, her daughter and son-in-law, here recently following an illness of several months. Mrs. Richelieu worked as an organist with her husband-to-be at theatres in Fairchance, Bedford, Blairsville, Beliefonte and Clearfield, all in Pennsylvania. Richelieu started in the theatre business in 1912 and two years later he and his organist were married. Mrs. Richelieu continued playing the organ at her husband's theatres until the advent of sound pictures. In 1939. the Richelieus sold their theatres in Pennsylvania and moved to Tarpon Springs, Fla.. where they built the Tarpon Theatre, and later acquired the Vogue in New Port Richey and the Gulf in Venice, Fla. After selling these houses, they leased a bank building in 1949 in downtown St. Petersburg and remodeled it into their first run State Theatre, which Ls being operated by Richelieu, his son-in-law Rocky Salzer and son Charles jr. Besides the husband, Mrs. Richelieu is survived by five children, Virginia, Dorothy, Peggy, Lois and Charles jr. All are married and living in Florida. Charles jr. recently leased the Gulf Theatre in Venice. Airer Adds Refreshment Stand PERRINE, FLA.—A new refreshment stand has been installed at the Dixie Drive-In by D. K. McComas. SPECIAL TRAILERS 630 NINTH AVENUE NEW YORK 36, N.Y. SPEED! QUALITY! SHOWMANSHIP! CAN'T BE BEAT! 1327 S. WABASH CHICAGO 5, ILL. SELL YOUR THEATRE PRIVATELY largest coveraoe in U.S. No "Net" listings. Highest reputation for know-how and fair dealing. 30 years experience including exhibition. Ask Better Business Bu reau, or our customers. Know your broker. ARTHUR LEAK Theatre Speciolists r^^ 3305 Caruth, Dallas, Texas Telephones: EM 0238 * EM 7489 ,_ CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE INVITED CRETORS POPCORN MACHINES Roy Smith Jacksonville Popcorn Co. 1075 W. Adams Ph. 3-9140 Three new drive-ins in Arkansas are being buili for spring opening by United Theatres, Inc. The largest will be the Zebra, with a 700-car capacity, at Pine Bluff. The other two will be at Morrilton and Clarksville, each with a 400-car capacity . . . United has reopened the Roxy Theatre at Hot Springs as an art house. The Roxy was closed a few weeks while repairs were made. Carl Christian has closed the Cozy Theatre, Tuckerman, Ark., for four weeks for remodeling . . . Memphis first runs reported an increase in business during the Christmas and New Year's holiday season . . . R. L. Bostick, vice-president of NTS, and wife attended the Sugar Bowl football bowl game at New Orleans. Bostick remained there for a visit to the company's branch manager of . . . Crittenden Theatre, Jack Hogan, West Memphis, and wife were hurt in an auto accident. Jack Watson, Palace, Tunica; Leon Roundtree, Holly at Holly Springs and Grand at Water Valley, and R. B. Cox, Eureka, Batesville, were in town from Mississippi . . . From Arkansas came Gordon Hutchins, State, Corning; Mrs. J. R. Keller and Mrs. R. S. Bowden, Joiner, Joiner; John D. Lowrey and his son Jack Lowrey, Russellville; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lane, Saffell, Saffell; Paul Shaffer and Robert Bradley, Poinsett Drive-In, Marked Tree, and Mi-, and Mrs. J. T. Hitt, Cosy, Park and Plaza at Bentonville. R. M. Dougherty Promoted To General Manager Job HAINES CITY, FLA.—R. M. "Bob" Daugherty has been named general manager of the 13 indoor and outdoor theatres which constitute the Floyd chain, by circuit head Carl Floyd. Daugherty will make his headquarters at the Florida Theatre here. The new general manager has had 25 years experience in the theatre business. He has managed theatres for Florida State in Orlando, DeLand, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami. From 1946 to 1950 he was general manager of the Tampa circuit, and more recently has been in charge of the Olympia in Miami. He is a Rotarian and was for many years active in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, serving a term as state vicepresident. He is married and has three children. As soon as housing is available he will move the family from their present home in Coral Gables to Haines City. MONARoTj Theatre Supply, Inc. Neil Blount 492 So. Second St. Memphis, Tenn. LI Send for Samples Special Bargains in Bags, Boxes and Concession Trays. ATLANTA POPCORN SUPPLY 146 Worton St., Atlanta, Go. Pensacola Ticket Tax Upheld Second Time PENSACOLA, FLA.—The Florida supreme court has ruled that the amusement tax as collected by the city of Pensacola is valid. The decision was made in connection with the case between Paramount-Gulf Theatres and the city of Pen.sacola in which the theatre company protested the use of amusement taxes as security for payment of revenue certificates, funds from which were to be used for the construction of an auditorium on Palafox wharf. This is the second consecutive time the supreme court has rendered this decision. After the first decision last July, E. D. Beggs, attorney for the theatre company, filed a motion for a rehearing. The hearing was granted and this latest decision followed. As a result of the decision the supreme court now has ruled that the city may i.ssue $600,000 worth of revenue certificates for the construction of the auditorium and that the city can repay the certificates from receipts from the amusement tax. The theatre company does not believe that its product, amusement, .should be taxed to supply competition through an amusement auditorium on Palafox wharf. A "HITCHING POST" DRAWS AHENTION! MUTER nui EVER IN «i^^- "sST ASTOR ^l^^kcOMPANY, "*' > HAIWOOD A JACKSON srj OAUAl 1. IIXAI IM»S lOMNi KNif',; o„^ iO % I (OUBCtOlS Complete Concession Equipment and Supplies THE QUEEN FEATURE SERVICE, INC. 1912H Morris Ave. Phone 3-8665 BIRMINGHAM 3, ALABAMA [ (/^'^ . . . more light at lower amperage THI-STATE THEATRE Stn>PLY 320 So. Second St. Memphis, Tenn. J BOXOFFICE :: January 10, 1953 SE 71