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Boxoffice-January.17.1953

DALLAS Toe Hahn, who

DALLAS Toe Hahn, who resigned as accountant for Isley Theatres, will take a two-week vacation beginning January 24 and look for less confining work. Joe hopes to find another spot in the theatre business, particularly on im BICCIST NAME IN POPCORN A Better Popper Pays for Itself With a MANLEY ARISTOCRAT your extra profits are far more than your original cost . . . I^t us prove this with a demonstration. No obligation! BOB WABNEB 2013 Young St. • DALLAS • Prospect 1685 17 North Shartel»OKLAHOMA CITY'Phone 2-5893 snoiu-conE machines Dallas Filmrow. His background is quite varied and includes such supervisory work as club, restaurant and hospital management. Joe spent a number of years with Publix Theatres as an auditor. He made a good CONCENTRATE SYRUP HERBER PAPER CUPS = PROFITS BROTHERS "Fair Treatment and Adequate Service for 25 Years" 408 S. HARWOOD DALLAS, TEXAS presentation of his abilities in a television interview on the program Opportunity Knocks over KRLD Monday (12 1. Joe is training a newcomer to Filmrow, Runne Barnes, whose wife works for Wide World Pictures. Tom Edwards and Frank Plumlee, Edwards & Plumlee circuit, Farmington, Mo., asked to be remembered to their friends on Dallas Filmrow, when this writer (Prank Bradley) visited with them recently. They told about watching with keen interest the activities of Texas COMPO over the last year and a half through the tradepapers. Edwards wa,'= optimistic about the efforts of Colonel Cole and the COMPO tax committee in obtaining the repeal of the discriminatory admission tax during 1953. Vernon Watkins is the new head booker at Theatre Enterprises, replacing Bob Davis, who resigned. Watkins started with the organization in 1938 as poster clerk in Oklahoma City. Watson became a booker after going with H. J. Griffith to Kansas City. He was called into the service in 1943 and served as a sergeant in the quartermaster corps in the South Pacific. After his discharge he went with TEI as a booker ... P. A. Warner went to Kansas City to confer with Charles Manley and other officers of Manley. Inc. Fred R. Hanson, National Theatre Supply, is recuperating at Baylor hospital from a minor operation and hopes to be back at the Sam Berry, office about January 19 . . . National Theatre Supply, returned from a two-week visit in Atlanta with his two sons Sam M. II and George. The six grandchildren—four boys and two girls— led Sam a merry chase. He also visited his 82-year-old sister, Mrs. L. L. Gentry, mother of J. Roy Gentry, assistant to the president of the Coca-Cola Co. The Atlanta branch of NTS reports that drive-in building business is "popping like firecrackers." Col. H. A. Cole and Robert J. O'Donnell returned from the west coast on Thursday (8i. Saturday evening Cole left for New Orleans to attend the board meetings of Allied States Ass'n, beginning Monday (12) ... A delegation of Dallas Variety members went to Houston for the annual installation of officers, Mitchell Lewis being the new chief barker. John H. Rowley was the installing officer. Others from Dallas were C. A. Dolsen, Al Reynolds, Jack Bryant, Bert Graetz, Chajles E. Darden, Kendall Way. Walter Penn, Joe Caffo and Frank Bradley. Charles E. Darden i."; chairman of the gin rummy tournament committee of Dallas Variety Club. The committee includes Jimmy Prichard. Dave Lutzer, Sam Landrum, Johnny Hicks, Harry Casper and Paul Evans. It met Thursday (8i to formulate plans for the tournament. After considerable discu.ssion, it was decided that the tournament would be held every Sunday night during February. War bonds worth $1,400 will be awarded the winners and the entry fees are $10 for men and $5 for the women. The tournament will get off to a good start with free buffet dinner and Calcutta on opening night February 1. TEXAS PROJECTOR CARBON CO. 2024 Jackson Street Dallas, Texas Telephone: Riverside 3807 PRODUCE A BETTER LIGHT IN ANY SIZE THEATRE OR DRIVE-IN . . . MORE ECONOMICALLY! CARBONS, INC. • BOONTON, N. J. 66 BOXOFFICE :: January 17, 1953

club members may enter their friends and guests in the tournament. . . Bill L. F. McNally, manager of the Varsity Theatre in Dallas, became the father of another baby girl January 7 at St. Paul's hospital. She has been named Mary Anne . Burns, formerly a feature booker for Columbia, joined the staff of United Artists. "The Clown," which opened January 15 at the Palace, was given a good send-off when 5,000 masks were given away at eight suburban theatres during the morning children's show on Saturday ilO). A clown was in the lobby of each theatre to give them away.