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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 18, 1919.
COUNTRY IS NOW
AT GROSS ROADS,
California Senator Speaks in
Opposition to League of
Nations at Luncheon
"Our country it at the cross
roads of its career," said Senator
Hiram Johnson of California, ad
dressing 300 enthusiastic Omahans
at a , hastily-arranged luncheon
yesterday in the rathskeller of the
Henshaw hotel. "On the one hand
is the sinuous path of European
and Asiatic diplomacy; on the other
the straight and narrow path of 100
per cent Americanism.
; "There is propaganda at work to
coerce the United States senate and
to bully it into immediate action on
this treaty. The senate has deliber
ated on it only two months. But the
chief executive, in secrecy and in
stealth, was seven months in Paris
helping to write this treaty.
"Our opponents have reason for
their attempt to stampede the sen
ate into immediate action. They
see as I do in my travels about the
country that the American people
are without doubt, overwhelmingly
-opposed to the league of nations
covenant. And, given time, they
will dispose of it without the sen
ate. President Wilson has refused
point blank to give us any informa
tion whatever about the Turkish,
Bulgarian and Austrian treaties.
Based on Secret Treaties.
This treaty is not based t'.pon your
ideals or upon the oft-voiced altruis
tic words of the president, but upon
secret treaties entered upon before
we entered the war. Now you are
asked to underwrite and guarantee
every infamy committed in that
"look for a moment at the Paris
peace conference.'. England sent her
wisest and most astute statesmen
and diplomats with only one idea,
namely, to get for the British em
pire more greatness and more pow
er. The 'tiger of France,' Italy's
great diplomats and the shrewd and
cunning diplomats of Japan all
worked to get all they could each
for his own country.
"Just one nation was unrepresent
ed at Paris, the United States. The
president's intentions were good. I
have no doubt of that. And his
words were beautiful. But when it
was all over, the other nations had
the booty and he had his words.
"I am proud that our nation took
no territory or indemnity from this
war. Let the others have the booty
they took. But I say to them: 'Our
boys shall not be sent abroad to
maintain and guarantee the booty
you took "at Paris.' .
Voted For War.'
"I cast my first vote in the sen
ate for this war. I was elated. And
when we were in the war I heard the
gre'at men of Europe stand on the
senate rostrum Balfour, Viviani.
Ishii and talk of making the world
safe for democracy, ol self-determination
of small nations.
"And while they were talking thus
their pockets were bulging with the
secret treaties By which they had
divided the surface of the world and
the peoples thereof. They have
done so, but, Under the providence
of God, my son and your son shall
not guarantee their plunder.
"The fact that you cannbt prevent
a burglary is no reason why you
should enter into partnership with
the burglar." V .
Burch Elected Bishop.
New York. Sept. 17. Right Rev.
Charles Sumner Burch, suffragan
bishop of New York diocose of the
Protestant Episcopal Church was
elected bishop of New York on the
third ballot at a special diocesan
convention. He succeeds the Late
Bishop David H. Greer.
TlA6,HEi5T TGom FIIAiLAND
THOTO PIAY OFFERING J FOR.' TODAY
DECORATIVE effects appropri
ate to the presentation of the
spectacle. "Sahara," have
been provided by the management
of the Sun theater, where Louise
Glaum's newest vehicle is being
sbotvrt this week. Especially of in
terest to lovers of things pertaining
to the Orient is the Sun parlor,
which has bien especially furnished
with oriental rugs and furniture
loaned for the week by Orchard &
Wilhelm. The rugs on display in
the Sun parlor are valued at more
Strand "The Third Kiss," with
Vivian Martin in the role of a girl
of the slums, who is in reality an
heiress, but who, to atone for a
wrong done by her .deceased uncle,
lives among the Working folk and
aids in their relief, keeping her iden
tity a secret from them and also
from her co-workers. How this
sacrifice proves in the end a blessing
when she finds that she really loves
the man she has married is delight
fully shown. Harrison Ford. Rob
ert "Ellis. Kathleen Kirkham, Thom
as D. Persse, Edna Mae Cooper,
Jane Keckley and other well known
players are among Miss Martin's
co-workers. One of Omaha's best
known characters will be seen on
the screen at the Strand, "Up-to-the-Minute"
Harry Watts, the man
ager, is always getting something
before others. "The Human Sema
phore," who is seen every day at
Farnam and Sixteenth streets, will
star the next three days.
Empress "The Soul of Broad
way." a William Fox feature and
one of the few real stories of New
York night life, begins today. Val
eska Suratt has the star role, that
of a woman who loves the white
lights better than anything else in
the world. She is supported by an
unusual cast, including William E.
Shay, Gertrude Berkley. Geo. Mid
cileton, Maud Allen and Sheridan
Rialto "The Miracle Man" is an
uncommonly interesting photoplay.
The scenes where the little village
cripple casts away his crutches and
A t Neighborhood Homes
APOLLO Twenty-ninth and Leaven
worth. Anita Stewart In "HUMAN
DIAMOND Twenty-fourth and Lake.
Molly King in "HUMAN CLAY.'
COMFORT Twenty-fourth and Vin
ton. Lucella Stewart In "THE
Lloyd comedy and Ktnorrama Newg.
BOULEVARD Thirty-third and Leav
enworth. Frank Keenen In "MAS
TER MAN." Lyona and Moran com.
edy. "HALF AND HALF."
HAMILTON Fortieth and Hamilton.
Geori Walsh in "LUCK AND
LOTHROP Twenty-fourth and Loth
rop. Harold Lockwood In "GREAT
ROMANCE." Comedy, "OH. BABY."
GRAND Sixteenth and Btnney. Pathe
special. "OH. BOY."
walks up the path into the arms
of the healer, is a breathless mo
ment, from which, as in the play,
every atom of excitement is wrung.
If George Loane Tucker does noth
ing beyond "The Miracle Man," he
will be remembered as a screen di
rector, who has come nearer to
photographing thought than any
one. Moon William Desmond in
"Dangerous Waters" shows a
scene at a party with the guests
costumed in the filmy apparel of
gods and goddesses. Jupiter and
Juno, Venus and Adonis, Vulcan
and Bacchus, Hebe, Minerva, Pros
perpine, Neptune, upid and Psyche,
and all the other mythological folk
are shown revelling in the old Pa
gan way with the lid off and the
sky the limit. This scene is an
exact replica in every detail of a
notorious Olympian banquet given
by a prominent member of the
smart set in New York some 15
Muse Mrs. Charlie Chaplin in
"Home," takes the role of the girl
having care of father and mother,
little sisters and a true-hearted boy
hood lover, and seeks diversion and
a rich marriage among .the codfish
aristocrats of a summer party ac
quaintance. Surfeited at the hol
lowness of high society, Millicent
Rankin goes back to home and
friends a girl whose outlook on life
has been changed.
Rev. Burris A. Jenkins of
Kansas City Declares U. S.
Document Caused De
feat of Germany.
"It was the constitution of the
United States which made possible
the shaping of an army of 2,000,000
men which put the cap sheaf on the
defeat of Germany," declared Rev.
Dr. Burris A. Jenkins of Kansas
City, chief speaker last night at the
Constitution day celebration in the
Stanley M. Rose water, chairman
of the Omaha committee, presided.
There was music by a band and spe
cial singing by a quartet.
"The constitution is a preat docu
ment about which most of us seldom
think, but which is the foundation
upon which we have built a nation
that for 132 years has been the mar
vel of the world.
"It is as nearly perfect a docu
ment as the hand of man has ever
penned. In 132 years it has been
amended only 18 times.
Democracy and Protection.
"It gives us democracy. Under it
the beggar has the same rights as
the millionaire; the humblest col
ored man is as firmly guarded in
his rights as the president.
"Some years ago President Roose
velt was hunting bear in Arkansas.
The dogs weren't working right and
someone mentioned 'Uncle Ezra,' an
aged colored man who had some un
surpassed dogs that they might bor
row. A messenger was sent for
them. Uncle Ezra refused to let the
dogs go. 'But they're for President
Theodore Roosevelt,' said the mes
senger. 'I don't care if they're for
Booker Washington hisself, I won't
let them dogs go,' said Uncle Ezra.
And he didn't. Can you imagine
that happening in an European
"I remember being in a party that
entertained ex-President la.it m
Kansas City a year ago. When we
were going from the hotel to the
place where he was to speak we had
an automobile for him. 'Where are
the rest of you men going to ride?'
he asked. Wc (old him we were go
ing to walk. 'Then I'll walk, too,'
he said. And he did. And I remem
ber walking behind him. I noticed
his shoes, run down at the heel, and
his faded overcoat and his old
slouch hat. I am sure it was five
years old. And I was thrilled by the
overshadowing presence of the con
stitution which made possible this
close association of us common men
with him who had held the highest
office in this land.
Mott Marvelous Document.
"The constitution is elastic, adapt
able to changing times and condi
tions. It is as strong today and as
up-to-date as it was when it was
signed, and I don't believe the time
can ever come when it will not be
adaptable to whatever conditions
may arise. It is a most marvelous
Mayor Smith spoke briefly before
"The constitution of the United
States was written and signed after
the Revolutionary war had been
fought and after England had been
forced to sign the treaty of peace.
O O O O O O fl
ODD. D.P H Q-
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It should be a place where good
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accurate service courteous serv
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you stop at the sign of the Red Crown.
There you get full measure of hard
hitting, clean-burning, Red Crown
Gasoline the fuel for every motor.
There you get Polarine Oil the
lubricant for automobile engines
the oil that keeps motors quiet
running and powerful the year round.
Look for a Red Crown Service Station
when you need fuel or oil. There is one
conveniently near you. Buying there
makes motoring more economical and more
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Prospective Scenario Writer Should Have
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' xi. - .... I ..:t. -C t,., Mnnte Vf Vatterinhn. the
xnia is xnc scvunu swimc ui a scuta - j v.v v ,
famous scenario expert, in which he tells Bee readers how to write plays
for the motion picture screen. The opening installment was published in
The Bee of yesterday. Today Mr. Katterjohn gives plain and pertinent
advice to amateur writers of scenarios. The third article of the series
will be in Thursday's Bee.
By MONTE M. KATTERJOHN.
Snuiirio writer, producer of Katterjohn
plays and author of "Carmen of the Klon
dike," "The Flame of the Yukon," and
other famous photoplay.
In this installment it is my inten
tion to give the amateur scenario
writer my best advice on how to
prepare his goods in order to obtain
a market and get the best prices
that such a market offers.
The amateur writer should not at
tempt to include technique in his
It should be of sufficient length to
tell the plot, clearly and completely;
use simple language and endeavor to
make it read as interestingly as pos
sible. Have it typewritten, as no manu
script written with pen or pencil
is ever read by the studio editor.
Use only one side of the paper in
preparing the play.
Always inclose a self-addressed
envelope when mailing to the sce
Place your name and address on
the upper left-hand corner of the
Don't Write Letters.
Do not write a letter saying it is
your first attempt. Do not try to
joke with the editor or manager of
The writers of it gave six reasons
why they had -written it and sub
mitted it to the colonies. These
reasons were: to form a more per
fect union, to establish justice, to
insure domestic tranquility, to pro
vide for a common defense, to
provide for the general welfare and
to secure the blessings of liberty
to themselves and to their poster
ity. All these reasons are as strong
today as they were 132 years ago.
The constitution has well served the
purposes for which it was written
and will continue to serve these
Observation of Constitution day
is to be an annual event on Septem
ber 17, if the plans of eight pa
triotic organizations are carried out.
These organizations initiated the
celebrations throughout the country
A WELL laid out vaudeville en
tertainment awaits Empress
patrons with the change of
program today. The Clifford Wayne
trio, who head the bill, have an ef
fective comedy singing and acrobatic
number. Aside from their acro
batic exhibition they introduce har
mony singing and comedy talking.
Cervo is an accordeonist who has a
decided swing and rythm exclusively
his own. Fred and Peggy Pym are
character artists who specialize in
impersonations, Fred of an English
chappie and Peggy as an imperson
ator of children. Several sons num
bers are introduced, all written by
Miss Pym. Housch and Lavelle, who
complete the program, have a adver
tisement of singing and comedy.
Richard Carle and his own com
pany will be at the Boyd Friday of
next week to start a short season in
"Sunshine," Richard Johnstone's
latest musical comedy. In this Mr.
Carle has the role of an American
insurance agent, wandering around
Spain. Imagination is not stretched
to supply the details. The company
contains a number of well known
people, a Carle-picked chorus and
brings an adequate orchestra to play
Oliver Morosco wi!f"present "Lom
bards Ltd," at the Brandeis theater
for three days, beginning next Mon
day, September 22. This play, in
which Oliver M6rosco is starring
Leo Carillo, is the most successful
fun and fashion hit which Fanny
and Frederic Hatton have turned
out. "Lombard., Ltd." has to do
with the troubles, financial and do
mestic, of Tito Lombardi, a fashion
able New York dressmaker, who,
while a genius in the art of creating
wonderful gowns for America's
smart set, is somewhat of an ama
teur in the art of making love.
Alexander, "The Man Who
Knows," is heading his own show of
wonders, an organization of preten
tious proportions, for the remainder
of the week at the Brandeis, appear
ing every evening at 8:25. A special
souvenir matinee for the aldies only
is announced tor rnday. On Sat
urday there will be the regular mati
nee, "to which the general public will
When Harry Green, now playing
at the Orpheum in the one-act com
edy, "George Washington Cohen,"
next appears in Omaha it will be in
a four-act farce. It will be an elab
oration of "The Cherry Tree," the
little play which he formerly pre
sented in vaudeville. In that offer
ing, as in his present vehicle, he ap
peared as the humorous character.
George Washington Cohen. The
current show is particularly rich in
laughs. Nothing on the bill is fun
nier than the burlesque acrobatic act
presented by Collins and Hart. Jack
Clifford and Miriam Wills in "At
Jasper Junction" score as one of the
particular hits. The curtain on Sat
urday night is to rise promptly at 8
o'clock. Mr. Green is scheduled to
depart on an early tram and will be
first on the program.
Partirntarlv hnnnrv an4 invil I
J J !J . 1 ( 1 I J
nrettw little T.nretta Olieorn
fluffy soubrette with "Million-Dollar
Dolls," at the Gayety this week.
The superbly gorgeous gowns worn
by Lee Mae and Norma Barry gives
one room for douht as to urhicN
party who named the show had in
uiiuu mien uic uue was decided
on nrobablv both of them TVi
beauty chorus, too, displays many
changes of wardrobe that are won
derful creations, dainty confections
that feminine Omaha is admiring
greatly. ' Ladies' matinee daily at
Virgil Bailey charges in a oeti-
tion for divorce filed in district
court that his wife, Fredda. has
gone 'out with other men and has
lost her affection for him. He asks
for the custody of their child. ,
production, and above all don't try
to play on the editor's sympathy. I
Some persons write in that they
hope their stories will be purchased,
as they are frightfully hard up and
in need of food and clothes. A
writer who does these things never
submits anything worth reading.
Give your story a title, as a ma
jority of studios register all manu
scripts under the title name.
It is not advisable for an outside
writer to attempt to tell his story
in continuity form. They should
devote all their time to plot con
struction, characterization and plot
development. A great writer years
ago said, "The play is the thing."
With the screen writer, "The story
is the thing." The outside writer
should let the studio take care of the
In almost all studios the custom
now is for the staff writer to sub
mit to the production manager his
story in detailed synopsis form. A
consultation is then held in which
the director, several of the players,
the production manager and perhaps
the camera man participate.
The synopsis is picked to pieces,
dramatic situations are lifted out
bodily, others added, characters are
developed, and the play completely
changed. Sometimes it is changed
as much as 75 per cent.
It is then given back to the con
tinuity writer to be placed in scenic
sequence. The continuity writer
usually keeps in constant touch with
the director at all times.
The staff writer, although know
ing his continuity technique, and
aware of the peculiar needs of his
respective studio and what parts
are best suited to the players, must
even submit his story in synopsis
form before it is mapped out in con
tinuity. Occasionally, instead of sub
mitting a synopsis in writing, it is
analyzed and discussed verbally be
fore being placed in continuity
form, but, nevertheless, the principle
is the same.
Can't Change Form.
It can readily be seen that where;
a staff writer in a studio submits
a synopsis before a continuity is
started, there is no use whatever of
the outside author taking time and
labor in the attempt to hand in his
play in this manner.
Some writers excell in taking an
other person's synopsis and making
a continuity sheet from it. Others
are better equipped to write an orig
inal synopsis. Some few have the
rare combination of both attributes.
It ii the ability to put your story
into words that counts.
And so we come to the plot itself,
and its development.
While it is now understood that
the imagination is the basic principle
of plot construction, yet the imagin
ation must work along construc
tive workmanship lines, or it is liable
to be erratic
Should Know Literature.
A great many persons have vivid
imaginations which at times seem to
be nothing more or less than flights
of fancy. The art of concentration
must be utilized. Insane asylums
are filled with untrained and unde
veloped imaginations. To have a
vivid imagination and then not be
able to use it because of lack of
training is a tragedy.
To write plays for the screen, the
author should have a knowledge of
literature, a knowledge of drama,
and also be more or less a student
of the screen drama. The more
knowledge the writer has along
these lines, the better chance he
has of becoming a successful cre
ator of picture stories.
In The Bee tomorrow, Mr. Kat
terjohn will tell in detail the best
way to go about the selection of a
theme. In reading these articles one
should not forget that the author
of this series is a highly paid sce
nario expert who knows not only
what the moving picture companies
want, but who has had years of ex
perience in the actual preparation of
manuscript for the photoplays.
Don't miss tomorrow's installment.
IF THIN A Nil
II I 11311 IU1W
Nothing Like Plain Bltro-Phosphata to
Put on Firm, Healthy Flesh and
to Increase Strength, Vigor
and Nerve Force.
When one stops to consider the hot
of thin people who are searching con
tinually for some method by which they
may Increase their flesh to normal pro
portions by the filling out of ugly hol
lows, the rounding off of protruding
angles with the attendant bloom of health
and attractiveness, it is no wonder that
many and varied suggestions along this
line appear from time to time in public
While excessive thinness might be at
tributed to various and subtle causes in
different individuals, It is a well-known
fact tnat the lacy, of sufficient phos
phorous in the human system is very
largely responsible for this condition. Ex
periments on humans and animals by
many scientists hare demonstrated beyond
question of doubt that a body deficient
In phosphorous becomes nervous, sickly
and thin. A noted author and professor
in his book. "Chemistry and Food Nutri
tion." published in 1018, says:
that the amount of phosphorous required
for the normal nutrition of man is seri
ously underestimated in many of our
standard text books."
How on earth did
box no longer
seems to bt the moot"
Fitima is the largest-selling cigarette
at the following, and scores of other
Hotel Copley Plaza
Hotel Biltmore ,
The Capitol Building
IMAGINE any first-class, medium
priced ear ($1500 or $2000) ever
becoming so well liked that even
the millionaires would prefer it for
their own use to even the highest
You're right. Such a thing couldn't
happen with a medium-priced auto
mobile nor, you would think, witl
And yet this "impossible" thing has
happened with a medium-priced ciga
rette. Just note, if, you please, the
evidence below, at the left.
How on earth did Fatima do it?
What is it what does this medium
priced cigarette give that these wealthy
smokers prefer to anything given by
even the highest-priced cigarettes?
The answer is
"Just enough Turkish"
Until they had tried Fatima, most
of these men had been smoking
straight Turkish cigarettes because,
of course, until a few years ago these
fancy-boxed, expensive straight Turk
ish cigarettes were practically the only
cigarettes on sale at places like those
Gradually, however, it seems that
these men have learned two ,$jjflgs
1. That Fatima's famous blend
(containing more Turkish than
any other blend) has just enough
Turkish for full flavor; and
2. That the blend is so "balanced1
as to off-set entirely that over
richness or heaviness of straight
Which proves again that Fatimaa
are a sensible cigarette .that they
leave a man feeling fine and fit even
after smoking more heavily than usual.
Has your present cigarette has
any cigarette as strong a claim for
your serious consideration as hat
A Sensible Cigarette
20 Jor 23 cents
i p'J AH
Georgia Hamilton, the vtondtrful
'movie" nirt. who warn one thin and
frail, eays: Bitro-Phaiphaf brought
about thm magic transformation. I
gained IS poundt and ntecr bifor fsut
it seems to be welt established that
this deficiency in phosphorous may now
be met by the UBe of an organic nhos-
phate known throughout English speak
ing countries as iJitro-fhospnate. Through
the assimilation of this nhosnkate bv
the nerve tissue the phosphoric -content
when absorbed in the amount normally
required by nature soon produces a wel
come change in our body and mind. Narva
tension disappears, visor and strength re
place weakness and lack of energy, and
ine wnoie noay soon loses its ugly hol
lows and abrupt angles, becoming en
veloped in a glow of perfect health and
beauty and tha will and strength to be tin
and doing. ,
Physicians are now recosnlzlne? Its
merits by its use in ever increasing
quantities. Frederick Kolle, M. D., editor
of New York Physicians' "Who's Who."
says: "Bitro-Phosphate should ba pre
scribed by every doctor and used In averr
hospital to increase strength and nerve
force and to enrich the blood."
Joseph D. Harnean. Former Visiting?
Specialist to North Eastern Dispensatory,
Bays: jjfi mose wno are weak, thin,
nervous, anaemic, or run-down, take r.
natural, unadulterated substance such aa
bitro-phosphate and you will soon aea
some astonishing results In the increase
of nerve energy, strength of body and
mind and power of endurance."
Bitro-Phosphata la made entirely of the
organic phosphate compound referred to in
the .National standard Dispensatory aa
being a preparation which has recently
acquired considerable reputation in the
treatment of neurasthenia. The standard
of excellence, strencth and purity of ita
substance is beyond question, for every
Bitro-F nosphate tablet Is manufactured in
strict accordance with the U. S. Pharma
copoeia test reauirements. Bitro-Phos
phate is therefore not a patent medicine
and should not be contused with any of
the secret nostrums, so-called tonics or
widely advertised "cure-alls."
CAUTION: While Bitro-PhosphaU Is
unsurpassed for the relief of nervousness,
general debility, etc., those taking it who
do not desire to put on flesh should us
extra care in avoiding fat-producing foods.
New York. Physicians who hava tested
the sap of the Mexican macuey nlant in
the treatment of diseases of the kidneys
believe that an Important discovery baa
been made. Writing in La Escuela da
Medicine, the leading Mexican medicine
lournal. the editor says: It is the only
substance known up to the present time,
in the whole world, having the nowpt
to radically and permanently overcom
cngiit s Disease.
Reports of definite results In a hr?a '
number of chronic and long standinic easre
of kidney trouble created a persistent de
mand lor tnis sap, which is popularly
known under the name of AGMEL. and
considerable quantities are being imported
into tne united suites.
The Arrow Chemical Co.. 2531 TJnlon
Square. New York City, will mail to those
interested a free descriptive booklet: or
upon receipt of S3. 00 a full sized hnttl.
of AGMEL, containing 806 cubie centi
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