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. . Jack . . Leonard Mina . Harold . DETROIT C*ha.r\es Stucki, who was operator at the for Cooperative Theatres, left for a vacation Courtesy until the house closed In June, in Florida. has shifted to production work . . . Bert Joel Levy is now assisting Edward J. Bonnville in operating the Dexter . . . Frank Foster of the Dezel office returned from a California vacation and ran right into the Bremer, chief of operations for Ca.ssidy Theatres; Robert Piel, trea-surer, and Floyd ice-storm . Zide, manager of Allied exchange, made a three-day flying visit to Chrysler, booker, who were in New York on New York City . Soskin finally has circuit business, took in Cinerama there. disposed of the marquee of his defunct Keno Theatre to Dan Whyte. owner of the State at Notes at the Charlton Heston luncheon- Pinconning . . . James P. Sharkey, film buyer Joanne Willis of the Fox assisted with arrangements . . . The UA Theatre was charmingly represented by Pat Maclnnis and Ann Fearon . . . Russell Carter. He.ston's father, told of the star's jesting to him, "Don't get a big DETROIT DESK SPACE head because you're with a celebrity" . . . Snuffy McGill was busy taking shots of the event . . . Tom Byerle of UDT had the end FOR RENT of the table all to himself . . . Walter J. Norris of Butterfield, in one of his first Excellent Downtown Location public appearances since coming to Detroit, Convenient to Film Row was named the "granddaddy of the industry" by Dave Idzal ... Ed Stuckey of Butterfield and Carl Buermele of General Theatres represented other exhibitor groups . . . Art Lea- Write or Phone Boxoffice, 1009 Fox Theatre BIdg. zenby was on hand to represent the "opposition" from Paramount. Detroit 1, Mich. Phone WOodward 2-1100 Boris Bernard! of Midwest Theatres is going to be a guest columnist during your scribe's absence next month . . . Mrs. Irving I Lily) Belinsky and son Fl-ed are making MT. VERNON GARDENS their headquarters at San Diego for a month (Formerly Lorertzen's) and visiting son Arnold Belinsky, now in the Earl Bradley, Florist navy signal corps. Herman Cohen, Detroiter who recently made his mark in production, Phone BRoadway 3-4646 had them as dinner guests recently, with 19800 James Couzens Detroit 21, Mich. reminiscences of the Motor City flowing freely. Eddie Heiber returned this past weekend AUTO CITY CANDY CO. to Cleveland, after his spell as acting manager for Universal here. He reports Ben 2937 St. Aubin TEmple 1-3350 Detroit 7, Mich. COMPLETE SUPPLIES Robins, injured last fall in an auto accident, is FOR YOUR THEATRE CANDY DEPARTMENT making good progress toward recovery. CORN—SEASONING—SALT- SYRUPS—CUPS— POPCORN BOXES—GUMS Nightingale notes: Charlie Whitaker rolled and Complete Assortment ot Candy in Speciolthe difficult 6-10-7 split by sliding the 6-pin Priced Theatre Packs. over to get the 7 . . . 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Welber Haartge and Akins exchanged belated Christmas Francis Light, turned into a gifts . . . southpaw by his thumb injury, has resigned the captaincy of the McArthur team, with William Cagnon replacing him. Eddie Heiber, acting manager at Universal during Ben Robbins' convalescence, is back on the job after being sick himself a few weeks. Rock Hudson, the .screen star, was in town to see Heiber Monday . Morrison, Universal office manager, left for a vacation. . . . George L. E. "Nicky" Goldhammer, Allied-Monogram division sales manager, flew in to confer with Manager Hai'lan Starr W. Samp.son sr. is back on the job with less weight, looking and feeling fine after his illness ... J. J. DeVine of Monroe, assistant to the president of Alexander Films, and salesman Bruce Cameron, Gus Christian and Dick Watson returned from the national sales meet at Colorado Springs, elated over 1952 business, the biggest in the company's 34-year history . . . Morrey Brodsky, former publicity man for the Adams and Downtown theatres, was back in town for a brief visit from Los Angeles, where he is now a television producer. Ruth Ackerman, Detroit Exhibitor's Wife, Dies DETROIT—Mrs. Ruth Ackerman, who had been ill about a year and a half, died last week (15). She was married in 1905 to Samuel Ackerman, one of Detroit's two oldest active exhibitors, who opened the Ea?t Side Theatre in 1911. Ackerman is still the owner and operator of this house, which was rebuilt a number of years ago, marking over 41 years of continuous operation of one theatre. Ackerman has also operated the Dreamland, Arcade, and Alvin theatres at various periods. Mrs. Ackerman was active in many circles. She is survived by her hu.sband and three children, including Alfred, who is a partner with his father in the business. Bert Tighe Elected DETROIT—Bert Tighe of Republic has been re-elected president of the Detroit Colosseum of Motion Picture salesmen. 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. . Manager — — . . Ted COLUMBUS npril 1 is the target date for the start of construction of the $3,200,000 Franklin county Veterans Memorial auditorium. Bids will be opened March 5 . . . Harvey S. Firestone jr., chairman of the Ohio sesquicentennial commission, urged passage of the SI.596.475 sesquicentennial appropriation bill, which includes a $300,000 fund for a permanent outdoor theatre on the campus of Ohio State university. The appropriations bill includes $96,875 for a pageant, which would be modeled after the elaborate panoramic dramas produced by Paul Green at Roanoke Island, N. C; Washington. D. C and Williamsburg, Va. Articles of incorporation for WTVN, Inc., have been filed here by Robert A. Taft jr.. son of Senator Taft. Taft interests last week acquired the local television station from Edward Lamb. Hulbert Taft sr. is president of Radio Cincinnati. Inc.. operator of WKRC and WKRC-TV . Jay McGee of the Gayety said that vandals caused $500 damage to the boxofflce. Windows were broken, a heater torn out, door and shelves were ripped out and three sides of the wooden structure were kicked in. Mayor Robert A. Oestreicher appointed Harry L. Ludwig. president of the Neil House, as temporary offstreet parking commissioner. A permanent appointment will be made later. Ludwig succeeds William R. Morris, who has joined the staff of State Auditor James A. Rhodes. Herman F. "Bud" Kissel, former theatre editor of the Columbus Citizen, has been appointed public relations director of Capitol Attractions here . . . Mrs. Tyrone Power sr., mother of the film star, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Becker jr. of Worthington . . . Janice Rule, MGM starlet here last week as the lead in the Theatre Guild production, "Picnic," is a native of Cincinnati. Earl Gratton has resigned as assistant manager of Loew's Ohio. He has received his army call . . . The Columbus Citizen has announced its second annual Broadway theatre party for the week of March 15. The group will see Cinerama and a number of Broadway .^tage plays. KSee Us Abouf Planning CONSTRUCTING & EQUIPPING DRIVE-IN THEATRES THEATRE EQUIPMENT CO. U6 Michigan St., N.W. , Grand Rapids 2, Mich. / Tel. Glendale 4-8852 • Nights « Sundays 3-7413/ L