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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

tabernacle.

Disorderly conduct charges were preferred

against seven stripteasers and lessee Ed Ross

and Manager Alfred Ki-ikoriun of Kansas

City. Mo.

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

pictured it."

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

Kingdom.

MEMPHIS

•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

Affair."

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

Drive-In. Clarksdale.

Lloyd Pullen Named

Arkansas Manager

DALLAS— Lloyd Pullen lla^ been appointed

Arkansas district manager for Rowley

United Theatres, with headquarters at

Little

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.

Here's

Your Chance

to get in the

BIG

MONEY

Be Sure

to Play

PEP UP YOUR INTERMISSION!

INCREASE SNACK BAR SALES!

with a

BRAND NEW

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THE FUN GAME FOR DRIVE-INS

featuring the comical character

Spotty in 'SpotCapades"

Spotty ploys hide ond seek with your audience

vhile they fry to cotch him with their spotlights

. . . ends with a plug for your Snock Bar.

YOU CAN BUY SPOT TAG

OUTRIGHT AND USE IT

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Price

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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,

it is without equal. It has

been a favorite with theatregoers for

15 years.

Write today for complete details!

Be sure to give sealing or car

capacity.

HOLLYWOOD

AMUSEMENT

COMPANY

3750 Oakton St.

Skokie, Illinois

BOXOFFICE :

12, 1956

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