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TO BE Light Opera To Aid New Girls' Home Girls' Friendly to Give Piay For Benefit of Haymaker Farm Home GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY LEASES Ky ADEI.E MOVER When those responsible for the selection of the 1930 play of the Trinity Cathedral Girls' Friendly Society met to make their decision it was by happy circumstances that they chose Victor Herbert's musical operetta "Sweethearts," for it was in thus city that the famous com-povser of light operas spent so many happy hours and made such a host of friends. Were he living today it is safe to say that he would feel it a great honor to help the worthy cause promoted by this organization of business and professional women through the medium of one of his rlavs for the purpose of maintaining Haymaker Farm House, the recently leaded vacation home of the local branch of this international society. Already keen interest is being manifested in the coming presentation which ill take place in the Nixon Theater on the nights of May 23 and 24. 600 to Visit Farm Six hundred cirls who find employment in rittsburch. to use the lancuace of the branch president. Miss Lucy J. Newton, "will pass through the doors of this vacation home to find rest, refreshment and recreation. They will come from shops, schoolrooms and offices to spend their vacation in their "holi-ciay house," 17 miles from the city. Lovers of good music. Herbert's lesion of followers and Girls' Fried-lv sponsors are assured of two things they will be supporting one of th most worthy causes Pitts-burghers are called upon to aid and they will be witnessing a performance creditably presented by players wiiose histrionics are being directed by Frank W. Shea of New York, the man in great measure responsible for the success of three other presentations of the society. "Mary." in 1927: "Irene," in 1928, and -Sally." in 1929. "Monev raised through the two performances will be used to brinr to a realization of a long-felt need of the members of the society for a holiday house," says an announce-men from the Sixth Ave. oft ice, "a place accessible to the city where a girl may recuperate from an illness or may find peace and repose from her busy everyday life." Haymaker farm house is a large fhree-storv dwelling of the colonial ype, at Export, Pa., on the William Perm highway. Result of 16-Year Tlan T's surroundings are conducive to happmr.-s and contentment. Giant shad? trees throw their sheltering arms about this haven. Spacious fawns surround it. Nearby one night find rnose in shady retreats. In short, it is the spot ideal. The farm house comes to the Trinity branch ofter 16 years of planning .u,s such a retreat for the 658 members, girls and women of all church affiliations or none, girls and women who are "bound together by common interests, friendships and sympathies." "Sweethearts'" will help finance "Haymaker." Victor Herbert will be doing his share. Music lovers, "Herbertians," Girls' Friendly followers will be doing theirs on the nights of May 23 and 24. V; a - l ! Aj' ITirlTP U horvin Wc Quarrel U ith LSLll& The Censors Again 1 1 111 "" 1 ' H. - V OX'V By FLORENCE FISHER PARRY f LAST NIGHT I had an experience at the movies which seemed to incorporate all their best and worst features. And without prejudice I am offering it, feeling that it has been shared by countless persons who, like myself, care enough for the talkies to resent the persistent handicaps under which they labor, and the clutter of trash which too often paralyzes them. I had heard of "Ingagi," that picture of the jungle which is showing now at Square Theater. York and Chicago 10 r ' ' AM Mrs. Turkish Designs Popular on Beach Parry the Sheridan Friends in New had vouched for its frankness and fearlessness. "If it remains uncut, you will see a magnificent exhibition of heroism and native candor," they had told me. It appealed to me that its lesson in natural history and geography might be more pertinent than any which my children could conceivably have had assigned to them for evening study; so after an early evening meal we hastened to the theater, so that we might escape later crowds, and found ourselves comfortably- seated at 6:30. BUT AS USUAL, our penalty for promptness was that we were treated with a whole hour of a preliminary proeram whose quality, alas, we are all too familiar with. While no wore than the usual "trim mings ot a feature picture, it was designed to affront the intelligence of a 10-year-old. A so-called "comedy." a short, puerile "drama," a saccharine and unending "song" number and the always redeeming news reel finally came to a reluctant end, but not before having exhausted my patience and nerves to the last dram. I was consumed with the certainty that nothing could conceivably follow which could be worth the penalty of that preliminary hour. It was offered with the generous Intention, I know, of giving me my "money's worth." However, it is my conviction that if this mistaken kindness were omitted from our ; movie programs, it wouia ne me most welcome reform the talkie propriety, it is high time for us to revise our conception of decency. Curiously, this wholesale censorship succeeds only in doing what has so often been proved defeating its own ends. Every "cut" has left its furtive implication. Human imagination is an uncensorable thing. Challenged, it is prone to exhibit far more lively functions than any pictorial suggestion would induce in it. The audience last night, cheated of candor, leaped to gross deductions. The result is an unsavory taste where only a pro vocative and wTholesome curiosity was designed. This, I Dare Say, is the ultimate result of most unintelligent censorship. BUT TO RETURN to my first grievance: Why, when a movie house is about to offer to its patrons a really splendid picture designed to attract intelligent audiences why does it feel so inevitably disposed to embellish its feature attraction with a whole extra hour of trash, in order to "fill" the desig-nated two-and-one-half-hours? Why not an hour and a half, and let it be discriminately filled? Circlet of Disks New in Bracelets Whether your sleeves are long, short or non-existent it is well to wear a bracelet or two. One of the newest conceits in bracelet is a circ let made of disks in soft colors to match the shades adopted by blouses. These blouse bracelets may be had in two-color combinations for an ensemble that employs a contrasting color. Prudent Cavalier The other dav when reading a seventeenth-century book entitled "The Duke of Devonshire's Funeral Sermon With Some Memoirs of the House of Cavendish." writes A. R. Fordham in The Saturday Evening Review, I came upon the following description of an Earl of Devon of the Commonwealth period which for unconscious irony it would be hard to beat: "When he saw a party in the two Houses too strong to be satisfied he supplied the king with money, attended him at his parliament at Victor Herbert's "Sweethearts," the annual Girls' Friendly Society of the Trinity Cathedral Theater May 23-24, has made possible a vacation Export, Pa., for business and professional Earnest Malapart and Miss Margaret Garrity the production, while Miss Helen O'Herron is THE STORY By Margery Hale. FOR A SECOND Sue listened to, the weird chant that came from a violin in Sarah's apart ment in the settlement house. Then she turned the knob and stepped into the room. Her eyes gazed straight into the face of the musician who had played at The Doughnut. Then they looked at the long, strong fingers that had tried to choke her breath away only the night before. His bow clattered to the floor, a violin string snapped. He turned to escape, decided to stay, and dropped into a chair. Sarah's puzzled eyes took in the strange situation. "You've met before?" she asked. "I heard him play at the college tea room." Sue answered. The cool, impersonal sneer of the jnan's eyes gave way to a look of gratitude. "Oh. then I'll introduce you. This is Jean Brady. He's new at the settlement house neighborhood, but I heard him playing in his tene ment room next door and coaxed him in to amuse the youngsters downstairs and finally up here. "You didn't know you had asked a thief to come in," the man's voice interrupted, low, rich, cadent, with an irony that was well-bred even " voice and eyes cnai-lenging, but "Down on work. took that meals and about the watched my police." "Don't be the words out. had all the was a missing kidnaped enough with now on?" "It's the he answered. Miss turned into be going "Play us suggested. intensity in the music found and repaired He played tale of early sea-winds and there dreams in eyes. The

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  1. The Pittsburgh Press,
  2. 16 May 1930, Fri,
  3. Page 32

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