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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 .
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 .
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 .
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
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 .
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
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 .
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
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;
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.
KANSAS CITY—The final standings of the
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