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I

ANSAS CITY

lyiike Daniel, who has been a student booker

at Universal, has been transferred to the

booking staff of the Seattle office. Larry

Klein, office manager, and his wife drove to

Florida for a two-week vacation .

and

Mrs. Bob Robison of Grant City, were Filmrow

visitors and said it would be .several

months before they could reopen their theatre

because of the fire damage . . . Patti

Pierstorff of Warner Bros, is in Ti-inity Lutheran

Hospital for observation.

Mrs. J. A. Becker, wife of the president of

Associated Theatres at Independence, is

seriously ill at her home. 939 S. Main Street

Castle, Paramount exploiteer, spent

several days last week in town. He headquarters

in St. Louis .

Kiefer, billing

department at Allied Artists, will be married

in St. Vincent's Parish House to Jim

Sherrow. She will return to work after an

Ozark honeymoon .

Blackburn of

Shreve Theatre Supply installed lamps and

rectifiers in the Roxy at Warsaw.

Stebbins Theatre Supply furnished a pair

of Bausch & Lomb anaraorphic lenses to Paul

Ricketts for his drive-in at Ness City, Kas.

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Ricketts has sold his home in Holyrood and

has his family with him in Ness City, where

he also has the Ness Theatre. He has a

manager for his Charm Theatre in Holyrood

exhibitors seen recently on

Filmrow include L. O. Regan, Buckner;

Dewey L. Kiser, Gallatin: Forrest White,

Hopkins; Bill Presley, Hamilton; Dave Williams,

King City; Doc and Mrs. Cook, Maryville.

Tom Bailey, MGM manager, made a trip

to St. Louis w^here his wife underwent major

surgery at St. Anthony's Hospital Friday (4i

Johns. MGM salesman, has been in

St. Mary's Hospital two weeks for observation

. . . Margaret Dawson of the MGM con-

tract department has left and will move to

California . . Ruby Molder has resigned to

become secretary to M. B. Smith, publicity

and advertising director at Commonwealth

Theatres "Count" de Stefano of

National

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Theatre Supply made a business

trip to Omaha.

Columbia Division Manager Ben Marcus

met Rube Jackter, assistant sales manager,

in Minneapolis and came back here Wednesday

(91 with Jackter for a meeting with

Manager Tom Baldwin .

Winkler,

booking clerk, parked before 9 a. m. in front

of the office and his car was towed to the

police garage at 11th and Charlotte. It cost

him $10 to get it back . Hechtman of

Capitol Flag & Banner Co. says he has had

to put on extra help to handle orders. These

show "Serenade" and "The Revolt of Mamie

Stover" as registering highest on the week's

business barometer.

Elmer Rhoden jr. and Dick Orear, president

and executive vice-president of Commonwealth

Theatres, and their wives went

on a fishing trip to the Ozarks. According

to Rhoden. they caught nothing but rain,

but were philosophical about it. thinking how

much it would help theatre business. Maybe

they ought to take a similar trip to western

Kansas, hoping for similar results, Rhoden

said. He reports the purchase of about

$35,000 worth of mechanical playground

equipment for Commonwealth drive-ins.

Woodie Latimer and Chris Bean of L&L

Popcorn exhibited the Roto-Grille at the National

Restaurant show in Chicago May 7

through May 11. There were 1,300 booths

Filmi-ow- visitors reported include

Dick Whitley, Mid-Central at Manhattan;

Lon Cox, Salina; Harry Hixon, Atchison;

Hank Doering, Garnett .

Kopulos

of Regal Poppers Supply made a business trip

to Omaha Larson is closing his

indoor house at Webb City, except for weekends,

while operating his drive-in.

Manager Bert Becker has been transferred

from Commonwealth's Sunset Drive-In at

Washington. Mo., to the Pawnee Drive-In at

North Platte, Neb. Dick Womack was transferred

from the Pawnee to the Great Bend

iKas.) Drive-In . Wadlington has

closed his Kansan at Fredonia and will just

operate his drive-in during the summer

months . W. Snyder and associates will

close the Mainstreet May 12 at Oakley, Kas..

and only operate the Center Theatre and the

new drive-in, which is scheduled to open

May 17.

Dick Wright, city manager for Jay Wooten's

theatres in Hutchinson, became a

grandfather Thursday i3i. The new baby

is a boy. Wright manages Wooten's two driveins

and Midland Theatre in Hutchinson.

Barbara Yeamans, former secretary to

M. B. Smith at Commonwealth Theatres, was

mai-ried recently to Joseph White, who is in

the building business. She is the daughter of

Mrs. L. J. Kimbriel and was given in marriage

by her stepfather exhibitors visiting

the Row recently included George

Nescher, Valley Falls; Glen Dulac, Onaga;

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Lawrence Gilbreath, Lucas; R. F. Fite, El

Dorado; Leon Pugh, Fort Scott. Missouri

visitors were Harley Fryer, Lamar; Mr. and

Mrs. Elmer Bills from Salisbury on their way

back from his Oklahoma operations; J. Leo

Hayob, Marshall members and

their wives held a party at the Holiday Inn.

Three St. Louis Closings

ST. LOUIS—The LaCosa Theatre. 632-

seat F&M unit, closed for the summer after

the final show the evening of Sunday (6).

The Virginia, 881-seat Fred Wehrenberg

house, was scheduled to close May 12. General

business conditions will determine its

future. The Pauline Theatre, 750-seater,

owned and operated for many years by Arthur

Kalbfell. has been closed indefinitely.

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