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. . MGM
Police Raid Girl Show
At Twin Cities Alvin
MINNEAPOLIS—Roadshow burlesque encountered
a roadblock here when the police
morals squad raided the Alvin Theatre four
days after it had been resumed following an
interim of nearly three yeai-s dining which
the showhouse was used as an evangelistic
Disorderly conduct charges were preferred
against seven stripteasers and lessee Ed Ross
and Manager Alfred Ki-ikoriun of Kansas
Jake Sullivan, morals squad head, said that
after receiving "numerous complaints," he
and three other policemen and a policewoman
witnessed a performance. He asserted they
found it "just as bad as the complaints had
Dancers were accused of appearing on the
stage and "making indecent exposure of their
persons" and of being guilty of "certain
obscene and filthy acts and lewd, indecent,
immoral and insulting conduct and behavior."
The men were charged with permitting and
consenting to such violations.
Each of those arrested wa-s released on
$200 bail and the show went on again later the
same day. Among the dancers arrested were
Elenor Rushing (Gayla Loving l, 28; Rose
Martin (Kandy Kane), 24, and Sandra Evans
(Kitty Karr) of Kansas City, Mo.
Mgr. Moves to California
WINNIPEG, MAN.—L. C. Straw, who has
been manager of the Roxy Theatre for the
past four years, resigned his position recently
and left for California, where he intends to
make his future home. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Straw. Barney Brookler, who has
been appointed to the position, has already
assumed his new duties.
Besides the rawstock manufactured at
home, West Germany imports from Belgium,
the United States, Canada and the United
•piu- Folly TluMtif. MiUk.^, Mis.s.. has been
leased by Clark Shivley and Henley
Smith from owner Howard Langford . . .
Vernon Adams, Memphis, has lea.sed the
Roxie, Memphis, from Strand Enterprises
Sliman, Osceola and Luxora. Ark.,
theatre owner, has bought the Delta Drivein
at Osceola from Jim Martin and is spending
around $20,000 to install Cinemascope
equipment and otherwise modernize the outdoor
theatre . and Loew's Stale
staged a sneak preview of "The Catered
T. N. Jourdon, owner. Majestic Theatre,
luka. Miss., has returned home after a brief
illness at Baptist Hospital in Memphis . . .
Mrs. Wesley McGar, part owner of the Dixie
Theatre, Ripley, Miss., is recovering at
Methodist Hospital in Memphis after surgery.
W. F. Ruffin jr., Ruffin Amusements Co.,
Covington; R. B. Gooch, Ritz, Selmer; M. E.
Rice, Rice, Brownsville; Amelia Ellis, Frayser
Drive-In, Frayser; Louise Mask. Luez,
Bolivar; G. H. Goff, Rustic. Parsons; Guy
Amis. Princess, Lexington, and Douglass
Pierce, Jackson Drive-In. Jackson, were
among visiting Tennes.see exhibitors . . . Mr.
and Mrs. Alex Harrison were visitors at 20th-
Fox. Mr. Harrison is general sales manager.
Mark Sheridan, district manager, Dallas, and
Jimmie Gillespie, exploiteer. Dallas, were also
Memphis visitors at 20th-Fox.
From Mississippi came Roland Adams.
Rebel Drive-In. Oxford; C. N. Eudy, Houston,
Houston; Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Azar. Lin,
Greenville; Mrs. J. C. Noble, Temple. Leland;
C. J. Collier, Globe, Shaw; Mrs. E. S. Gullett.
Benoit, Benoit; Joe Davis, Globe, Drew;
Leon Rountree, Holly at Holly Springs and
Valley at Water Valley; J. C. Pratt, Dixie,
Fulton; Bem Jackson. Ellis, Cleveland; Vinson
Danna, Chief Drive-In, Cleveland; J.
M. Mounger, Mart, Calhoun City; Clark
Shivley and Mr. and Mrs. Henley Smith, Skylark
Lloyd Pullen Named
DALLAS— Lloyd Pullen lla^ been appointed
Arkansas district manager for Rowley
United Theatres, with headquarters at
Rock, succeeding Jim Carbery, who was promoted
to division manager for United Artists
Theatres in Los Angeles.
C. V. Jones, vice-president and general
manager of Rowley United, will supervise
operations in Durant, McAlesler and Muskogee,
Okla., and Laredo, Tex. Bill Slaughter,
district manager, and Don C. Douglas, director
of publicity and public relations, will
supervise operations in 21 Texas towns.
The changes were effective May 7, according
to President John H. Rowley.
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Exhibitors visiting from Arkansas included
Tom Ford. Ford. Rector; K. H. Kinney, Hays,
Hughes; Roy Cochran, JuRoy, North Little
Rock; W. L. Moxley, Savoy, Blytheville;
Moses Sliman. Lux, Luxora; Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Patter.son, City, Junction City; J. E.
Singleton, New, Marked Ti-ee; E. L. Boggs,
70 Drive-In, Hot Springs; Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Hitt. Cozy and Plaza at Bentonville and the
Apollo and Concord. Springdale; Mrs. Ann
Hutchins, State and 67 Drive-In, Corning;
Carl Burton. 22 Drive-In. Fort Smith, and
J. T. James. James, Cotton Plant.
Telephone Quiz Is Used
To Promote Programs
BEDFORD, IOWA—Mr. and Mrs. Dutch
Young, owners and operators of the Hardin
Theatre here, have started a "telephone
game." Here's how it works:
They select a telephone number at random,
call it and ask the name of the show that
will be at the theatre on a certain day. It
already has been advertised. The person
telephoned wins two free tickets and two
free meals at the Skylark if he answers correctly.
As a screen
game, Hollywood takes
top honors. As a boxoffice attraction,
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