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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1919.
NEW SOCIETY TO
GIVE RELIEF TO
; DISABLED POOR
Omaha Physicians and Promi
nent Club Women Back
At i meeting of nearly 50 Omaha
physicians and prominent club worn-
- en at the University club yesterday,
' an organization, to be known as the
" Society for Relief of Disabled of
Omaha, was completed. . The so
ciety, formed with the intention of
working through the school nurses,
the Visiting Nurse association, the
Association for Civilian Relief, the
Child's Saving Institute, and other
charitable organizations, is primarily
for the purpose of examing and cor
recting deformities in children.
A dispensary, in constant charge
of a trained nurse, and physician,
will be opened as a clearing house
for all cases that come to the at-
Now to Saturday
tention of the 'society. Patients will
be examined and decision made as
to whether or not deformities are
of a nature that are curable. Fur
ther treatment will be provided for
those whom it might benefit
Dr. A. C. Stokes, professor of
surgery at the state university pre
sided at the meeting. Dr. A. S.
Wolcott discussed the need for the
society in this community, and the
proposed method of organization.
Miss Florence McCabe, superintend
ent of the Visiting Nurse associa
tion, told of the number of cases
coming to the attention of that or
ganization each day.
Other speakers were: Dr, Irving
S. Cutter, dean of the state uni
versity medical school; Dr.' Floyd
S. Clark, child specialist; Mrs. W.
J. Hynes, president of the Visiting
Nurse association and Mrs. Frank
The following officers were elect
ed: Mrs. Judson, president; Mrs.
W. J. Hynes, first vice-president;
Mrs. Louis Clark, second vice-president;
Mrs. Victor Rose water, third
vice-president; Mrs. John Redick,
secretary; Mrs. A. C. Stokes, treas
urer. Cardinal Mercier Invited
by Chamber of Commerce
The Omaha Chamber of Com
merce yesterday extended an invi
tation to Cardinal Mercier, Belgi
um's gallant churchman, to visit
Omaha. The Belgian relief com
mittee had already extended to the
venerable prelate an invitation to
LATE CITY BRIEFS
Doctor Philip Sher opens his of
fice at 409 Paxton block.
(iocs East to School Samuel A.
Israel left last night for New York
City, where he will enter Columbia
university. Mr. Israel has been a
member of The Bee staff for about
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Imagination and Power of Expression
Fundamental Principles of Movie Writer
The Bee herewith presents the first of a series of articles by Monte
M. Katterjohn, the well known expert, which have been written for the
specific purpose of aiding the layman in the prepartion of "scenario"
copy to be submitted to motion picture producers. There never was so
great a demand for scenarios as now. Never before did the scenarios
which are accepted bring so great a monetary return- to the authors. The
lure of filmland and its Aladdin treasure houses is entrancing. It may be
that Mr. Katterjohn, through these articles in The Bee, may help you ex
press it and place it in marketable form.
By MONTE M. KATTERJOHN
Creator ass Preiaeer ef the Ksrtsrlshs ! M Asthsr f "Tat Flan el the Yuken,"
the Klesslss" as Masy Other Fss Phstoslsys. v
There are no fixed rules by whichyet lack the ability to give expres
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to create a screen play.
Any individual with imagination
and the power of expression should
be able to write what is popularly
known as a motion picture scenario.
The more vivid the imagination,
the better are the chances of suc
cess. Two fundamental principles are
absolutely necessary a gift of im
agination and the power, of expres
sion. The first is the labor of the cre
ative thought process; the second
is in being able to set your imagined
plot down in cold words on paper,
that the other fellow may know
what it is all about.
It is needless to add that industry
and perseverance are also important
essentials, as in any other line of
Faults Pointed Out.
The fault with most amateur writ
ers exists in the deadly serious view
they take of the work.
In their enthusiasm they over-do
I might add that a keen sense of
humor is a wonderful asset. A noted
critic once said that only a person
with a wide sense of humor could
really appreciate a great work of
art. Shakespeare and Moliere pos
sessed a humorous touch in the ul
timate. A great many persons have vivid
imaginations, yet lack the ability to
think along picture lines.
Their creative ability soars off
into the clouds, achieving no desti
nation whatever, like a ship without
Others have the creative spark,
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sion to their mental visions.
Many writers can put words to
gether in a beautiful monument of
description, but as far as its creative
worth is concerned, it is of no value
whatever. The plot is lost in a
maze of adjectives.
The successful creator of stories
for the silver screen must have both
imagination and expression.
The art of placing, words together
from "a grammatical standpoint, with
phrases, clauses and sentences in
proper order, constitutes craftsman
ship. This can be acquired. But
the ability to imagine, to build men
tal plays, to create thought dramas,
in the mind's eye, is either in you
or it isn t. It is a divine gift.
Therefore, the very first question
the aspiring screen play author
should ask himself is:
"Have I imagination?"
If, in all sincerity, he or she can
answer in the affirmative, all the
other essentials can be acquired by
hard work and study.
As in all the other arts, imagina
tion is king. It is the creative im
pulse of the screen writer.
The chief worry of the beginner
in screen play writing is in regard
Technical Terms Not Needed.
Amateurs seem to think that a
knowledge of the technical terms
of production, to be able to speak
in the vernacular of the studio,
should be acquired before they make
an attempt to write.
This is wrong. The only point
they shonld jvorry about is the
choice of the theme and whether
or not it is properly expressed on
Let us now dwell on how to write
Length means nothing. It may
run from 1,000 to 10,000 words.
Several years ago, when produc
ing companies were buying ideas for
split reels (meaning two stories on
one reel or 1,000 feet of film) the
story was limited to 250 words, be
cause this number could be easily
placed on one sheet of typewriting
paper, and the editors desired only
the skeleton plots. No attempt was
made to introduce characterization
The old Edison Company, now
out of business, was the first to
limit the scenario to this length.
Other companies followed suit and
the synopsis of 250 words became
the general standard. This was
called the scenario. Some of the
studio employes added to the synop
sis what is known as a "continuity
sheet" or a working script. This
was for the use of the director.
Plot and Scenes.
It consisted of the plot mapped
out in scenes, each scene showing
the action of the players in the dif
In the early days of the motion
picture (I refer to the period of
seven or eight years ago) it was
not a very difficult task to write a
continuity sheet of working script
for the average director. But little
training was required. They ran
about 18 scenes 'to the picture.
The cost of a picture in those
days was from $300 to $800. If a
director spent $1,000 he was liable
to dismissal. Compare these prices
with "Intolerance" and "The Daugh
ter of the Gods," costing approxi
mately $1,000,000 tach.
Motion picture companies at this
time produced versions of books or
stage plays without question or per
mission. When a director wanted
to produce "The Little Minister," or
any other stage play, if he wanted
to put on one of the best sellers, he
simply went ahead and did so, with
out asking or securing any one's
permission. No notice whatever
was taken of the copyright. The
screen was not taken seriously at
all. In fact, it was ridiculed. How
different it is now in regard to
Prices for .Plays Advance.
The average price for a scenario
in those days was $15 and in some
instances $25. As time wore on,
however, the screen writer became
more and more a factor in the mo-"
tion picture industry. From an ac
cident, he gradually grew into a
Intelligence began cropping into
screen stories. The plays developed
first from split reelers and one reel
ers into two and three reels, and
then into the feature productions of
five and six reels. Occasionally
they ran more as in "Hearts of the
World." and "Joan, the Woman,"
which were in 12 reels. The average
is now five and six reels.
Lighting effects by the camera
were introduced. In the old days
all the films were projected on the
screen in black and white only.
There was no coloring, tinting and
toning of films. They had not
come into existence. Later the col
ors developed; amber, denoted night
time within doors; blue indicated
time of night outside. Scenario
writing improved likewise, and the
author in preparing the continuity
sheet had to make it complete in
every detail, designating time, place
and action. This included coloring.
In tomorrow's installment Mr.
Katterjohn will take up in greater
detail the matter of advice and in
struction for amateur scenario
writers. Don't miss this feature. It
may bring you fame and fortune.
TWO Omaha girls, who arc
known in vaudeville as the
Laehmann Sisters, have an act
which is pleasing Orpheum audi
ences this week. They are versatile
entertainers. Hildegard Laehmann
wins" approbation for her little graces
as a dancer, and it is as a vocalist
that Violet Carlson scores a decided
success. In addition to Harry
Green in "George Washington Co
hen," there are a number of fea
tures this week' that are delighting
vaudeville audiences. One is the
musical oddity ably presented by
Eddie Janis and Rene Chaplow.
Then there are Clifford and Miriam
Wills in the laughable skit "At
Jasper Junction." The current bill
is one of the most spirited shows
offered this season at tiie Orpheum.
Richard Carle and a galaxy of
musical comedy stars in Alexander
Johnstone's musical comedy, "Sun
shine," will be the attraction at the
Boyd for three performances he
ginning Friday, September 26. Mr.
Johnstone will be pleasantly re
called as the author of "Fiddlers
Three. The book is by William
Carey Duncan and has a plot that
contains a real honest-to-goodness
story. In the role of Richard Skin
ner, an American life insurance
agent adrift in Spain, Mr. Carle has
what he states himself, by far the
best role that he has ever essayed.
"Sunshine" is in two acts and three
scenes. Twenty big song hits are
interpolated during the course of
Union Pacific Chief
Before Police Judge
for First Time in Life
E. E. Calvin, federal manager for
the United States Railroad admin
istration of the Union Pacific and
aspociated lines, yesterday appeared
before a police judge for the first
time in his life.
He was fined $2.50 upon convic
tion of violating the automobile
dimmer ordinance and also for op
erating his car during the night time
without a red tail light as required
by a city ordinance.
Although Mr. Calvin responded to
a golden rule summons, a warrant
was read to him in police court and
for a few minutes he was technical
ly under arrest.
Alexander, the original "The Man
Who Knows," is playing at the
Brandeis all this week.
A special souvenir matinee for
the ladies only is announced for Fri
day. At this performance, Mr. Alex
ander will present free of charge a
limited number of his original lum
inous ouiji boards, oriental gazing
balls and extensive horoscopes. On
Saturday there will be the regu
lar matinee to which the general
public will be admitted.
Rich in comedy, gorgeous in cos
tuming, brilliant in dialogue, a
wealth of amusing and novel char
acterizations, and with a distinctly
new and unusual story, "Lombardi,
Ltd." will be offered by Oliver
Morosco at the Brandeis for an en
gagement of three days beginning
Monday, September 22. The cast
throughout is one of the best.
Final performances will be given
today of the bill at the Empress,
which has for its headline attrac
tion the "Cabaret De Luxe," a sing
ing, dancing and musical number.
A piano performance that pleases
is offered by Hans Hanke. Pat and
Peggy Houlton have an offering of
singing and dancing. Remarkable
feats of jumping in and out of bar
rels are performed by Rose, Ellis
and Rose. A woman clown fur
nishes the comedy element of the
One of the novel musical numbers
during the performance of "Million
Dollar Dolls" at the Gayety this
week introduces all the branches of
amusements such as burlesque,
drama, musical comedy, vaudeville,
grand opera and the movies. Brag
don and Friedell find much chance
to "clowrj" during the introductions.
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Ordinance to Make
State Garbage Law
Operative in City
Commissioner Ringer yesterday
introduced an ordinance at the city
council making a new state law on
garbage operative in Omaha. The
new ordinance provides that garbage
haulers shall obtain city permits
and that their methods and places
of disposal shall be approved by the
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"PHOTO 'PltW OFFERING J FOR.' TODAY
"(frnHE MIRACLE MAN," at
JL the Rialto, introdutes to
the screen world a young
woman of decided talent, who will
no doubt shortly be a star shining
all by herself in the heavens of
movie fame, and in the hearts of ap
preciative audiences. Her name is
Betty Compson, so remember this
prophecy. Miss Compson has, as
the base ball reporters say when
spetking of tome player whom they
wish to give the highest of all
boosts, "everything." Aside from,
in the base ball phraseology, won
derful "curves," Miss Compson has
youth, beauty and a remarkable per
sonality that registers like a machine
Strand Clara Kimball Young in
"The Better Wife' a delightful love
story of England and the continent
Sun Louis Glaum as Mignon in
"Sahara" has the part of a vain wo
man of Paris whose shallow soul
only craved admiration and ease be
gotten by wealth. She deserts her
husband and child in order to grat
ify her extravagance by becoming
the paramour of a wealthy man.
Years pass in a mad whirl of extrav
agances that the Russian's wealth
permits. But the woman's soul is
still unsatisfied. Her husband, a
wreck from drugs and her child a
beggar, drift across her path. She
secrets them. The baron is mur
dered. A flight is made to the
desert and there she finds happiness.
Moon In "Love's Prisoner," Miss
Olive Thomas has the attractive role
of a charming girl whose early life
had been spent among thieves, but
whose character was not sullied by
contact with them. As she was
about to be arrested in connection
with a crime the real murderer is
discovered. The detective who had
become convinced of her guilt then
claims her as "his prisoner" and
the play ends.
Muse "Home" is the story of a
girl who, reared in humble sur
roundings, found herself thrown
among a wealthy class of idlers and
thus she became ashamed of her
own parents and those "who loved
her most. But in the end she is
called home, where sham and pre
tense is unknown and where her
'-ovhood sweetheart is awaiting
Empress Francis X. Bushman
and Beverly Bayne, who are ap
pearing in "Daring Hearts" at the
Empress, vill be seen for the last
times today, as the picture ends its
run today. The spirit of the Amer
ican in France in 1914 is ably por
trayed by Francis X. Bushman.
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