. . Edward
. . Leo
. . Manager
. . MGM's
^jsrilliam Rogers, exhibitor of Keystone, W.
Va., has closed his Rogers Theatre for the
•season . , . Dick Breslin, salesman for 20th-
Fox in the Dayton area, resigned effective
May 11, to become an associate of Sam Levin
in operation of drive-in theatres in Dayton
and Springfield. Breslin plans to continue to
make his home here. Levin who plans to increase
his drive-in circuit, currently is building
a new ozoner in Chicago,
Joseph H. McKnight, Kentucky salesman
for Paramount, has resigned. Jack Kirschbaum,
booker at Paramount, will handle the
Kentucky territory while Don Benning, former
ledger clerk, takes over the booking job.
Stuart Jacobson will represent Paramount
in the Columbus ten-itory, in place of James
Doyle. William A. Meier continues as local
sales manager . . . Lillian Ahern, cashier for
Paramount, was enjoying another week's
Anna Bell Ward Olson, president of the
Somerset (Ky.i Amusement Co., returned
from a vacation in Florida and points south.
Her husband David has been undergoing
treatment in a local hospital.
Mrs. S. C. Tabor of the Dixie Theatre, Olive
Hill, Ky., received condolences on the death
of her mother . McGlone of the
RKO Palace in Columbus, and his wife report
the addition to their family of a son
Lowell Thomas of the Liberty Theatre in
Oak Hill has curtailed operations of his thea-
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tre to weekends only . . . Charles Behlen,
Kentucky circuit exhibitor, is convalescing
after an operation ... Si Stewart, a former
Filmrow booker and salesman, is still active
in show business. Stewart manages the Imperial
in Cincinnati for the Associated Theatres
circuit, with which he has been affiliated
for 12 years.
Out-of-towners seen on the Row were Clyde
McCoy, Williamson; Dorman Law, Roseville;
W. T. Cain jr., Paintsville; Jim Denton,
Owingsville; Asa Hay, Aberdeen: Han-y
Wheeler, Gallipolis; Mrs. Julia Simons,
Charleston, and Bill Powers, Pendleton.
Gustave Boudot, office manager, UA, and
his wife celebrated theii- 28th wedding anniversary
. . Robert J. McNabb, manager for
20th-Pox, was in New York on business . . .
Edward Salzberg, Screen Classics, drove to
Columbus, Miss., to meet his wife, who had
been visiting family there . . . James I. Doyle,
Columbus salesman for Paramount, has resigned.
He now is representing Universal in
the Columbus territory.
Fanny Voss, head inspector. Paramount,
celebrated her 40th anniversary with Paramount
in April Adler, auditor,
UA, left for Los Angeles. This was his last
audit in the eastern division. He will devote
his time to branches in the west . . . Fred
Robbins, who received training here for sales
work, left to take up his duties in the Detroit
Detroit Bright Spot
DETROIT—The general level of business
continued to drop, with unfavorable weather
as the only apparent reason. "Oklahoma!"
in its tenth week continued to lead.
(Average Is 100)
Adams I'll Cry Tomorrow (MGM), 8th wk 85
Broadway Capitol The Come-On (AA); Crashing
(20th-Fox), Swamp Women
1 Madison Picnic 20
(Col), 8th wk
1 Michigan The Swan (MGM), 2nd wk 00
Palms Comanche (UA); Monfish UA) 100
United Artists Oklahoma! (Magna), 10th wk. .
. 1 50
Upsurging Cincinnati Reds
Draw A'way Theatre Trade
CINCINNATI—Business continued at a low
ebb at both downtown and neighborhood runs.
The Cincinnati Reds have been playing good
baseball and heightened interest in their
games has kept potential film patrons either
at the ball park or near their TV or radio sets.
Albee—Anything Goes (Paro) 1 25
Grand—The Killer Is Loose (UA); Timetoble (UA). 90
Keiths The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit
(20th-Fox), 3rd wk 105
Palace—On the Threshold of Space (20th-Fox) . . 95
'Cockleshell' in Cleveland
Grosses 115 Per Cent
CLEVELAND—-Cockleshell Heroes" was
the best boxoffice attraction of the week in
the first run area, with "Jubal" running a
close second. Other takes were just fair. Bad
weather with rain almost daily hit boxoffices
generally. Bad weather usually helps indoor
theatres at this time of the year, but this year
is an exception. Business generally, is reportedly
down from a comparable time last
Allen Cockleshell Heroes (Col) 115
Hippodrome Jubal (Col) 05
Shall Lower Mall The Sea Not Have Them (UA). 80
Ohio Dance, Little Lady (Trans Lux), 5 days. ... 00
Palace— The World in My Corner (U-l); The Kettles
in the Oiorks (U-l) 80
Stotc—The Swon (MGM), 2nd wk 70
Stillman—The Scarlet Hour (Para), 5 days 80
The Birth of a Nation," D. W. Griffith's si-
lent screen masterpiece, was booked by
Charles Sugarman for the Indianola art
house. The film was banned by the Ohio
censor board some 40 years ago and has not
had a public showing in Ohio in four decades
Edward McGlone of the
Palace was host to the annual cooking school
held at the theatre . "The Wedding
in Monaco" has been booked to play
on the single-feature bill headed by "Alexander
the Great" at Loew's Ohio starting
Manager Walter Kessler of Loew's Ohio
sent miniature boxing gloves to local sports
writers with an invitation to see Columbia's
"The Harder They Fall." As a result. Earl
Flora of the Ohio State Journal and Lew
Byrer of the Columbus Citizen devoted full
columns to the Ohio feature . . . Herbert
Schloss, Columbia exploiteer, was in town for
the advance campaign on "The Harder They
The Empress neighborhood house has been
turned into a revival auditorium called the
United House of Prayer. "Sweet Daddy"
Grace, traveling evangelist and cult leader,
has been the attraction there.
The New Lexing:ton Theatre, formerly
owned and operated by Paul Russell of
Somerset, has been leased to the Epifano
Corp. of New Lexington. Russell will continue
to operate the Russell at Somerset.
Ralph G. Pollock, United Artists representative
here in advance of "Comanche" at Loew's
Broad, is campaigning to have the U. S.
Treasury recoin Indian head pennies. Pollock
and Manager Robert Sokol arranged for
Mayor M. E. Sensenbrenner to sign the petition
which is sponsored by the White Buffalo
Council of Denver, Colo., representing all
Indian tribes in the U. S. The Indian head
penny has not been minted in the last 20
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