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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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gAWAY WOMAN"-by Louise
. Published by Charles Scrib-
Sons, New York.
pointment, to say the least, is
ression left upon the reader
toes had been pitched at the
ig for a more pleasing reac-
er reading "A Runaway Wo-
Louise Dodge's latest novel.
nation, which begins abruptly
that reason startles one into
perusal of the novel when the
to lable it "trash" first comes,
1 and in one sense unusual,
Susan Herkimer, a girl who
erred to live with a man about
he knows little rather than
her grind in a dismal factory
eroine. Finding her partner-
'angement with Herkimer un-
, she runs away from "Pleas-
e," their home. After a series
and starts on the highways,
ts a gentleman tramp, who is
re. Needless to say, they find
other just the qualities which
n lacking to make life happy,
1 of them. . So they continue
uirney nowhere together, and
ny trials, and on one occasion
aping being tarred and feath-
the troublesome gossips of
oe who have not learned to
free love, they return to the
I Pleasant Lane. Susan re-
her worthless "husband,"
or a ring and the ceremony,
n the careless bullet from a
officer's pistol makes an end
imer, the burglar, she finds
nd they "live happily ever
ghout the entire story, one
.elp feel the lack of room for
of the imagination. The ob-
too often explained, while
y details are omitted. For
on the novel is packed with
encies, ranging from the

conduct of the characters to the de-
scriptions of town, country and at-
mosphere.,
The author has made use of a few
figures, and overworked these until
one can almost feel the "drama" com-
ing with the "stage" all set.
There is furthermore, a harshness
of wording, and the author's ideas are
not expressed in a pleasing rhythm.
Rather, one feels a sense of jerkiness
in the sentences, as if it had been an
effort for the pen to move.
Occasionally there is a thought ex-
pressed which takes the eye, as for
example, when the tramp meditates
on an empty log cabin which he sup-
poses has been occupied and now de-
serted by an unfortunate family:
"Perhaps they were seeking in some
other house the well being, the- peace
which is in no house at all, but only
in thetmind that can perceive it," but
even this has been said before and
much more effectively.
The flaws in "A Runaway Woman"
are characteristic of many of the mod.
en best sellers, but this piece is not
at all up to the usual high standard
of Scribner publications.
FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS HARD
JOBS; TWO FIRES WITHIN HOUR
A fire broke out in the Fox league
house, 1222 Washtenaw avenue, yes-
terday noon. The third floor of the
house was badly damaged. Tempor-
ary repairs were made so that the
girls would not have to vacate. About
five minutes later another fire broke
out in a private residence on Forest'
avenue, just around the corner from
the Fox place.
No great harm was done here, but
for ai. half an hour the fire department
had a strenuous time.
Naval Headquarters to 'Move
The naval headquarters will soon
move into new offces in the head-
quarters building. The new rooms
will be larger and there will be more
of them.

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AT THE THEATERS
TODAY

* Campus theater, Detroit-"Sev-
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The regular
urday matinees
special matinee
giving day.

Wednesday and Sat-
will be given, with a
Thursday, Thanks-

AT THE ARCADE

trick for the little wife to play, but1
when the enemy stoops to camouflage
you know, one must, of a necessity,
become desperate.
"The Kingdom of Youth" will be
shown today and tomorrow at the
Arcade. Also "Smiling Bill" Parsons
in "Matching lbilly."J

Nippon Club Meets in Lane Hall
The Nippon club met Friday at
Lane hall. Talks on the condition of
the Japanese in Seattle, Vancover,
and Honolulu were given; the gen-
eral conclusion drawn was that the
hope in America lay in the young
generation of the present.
At this meeting plans. were made
for a grand meeting on the last day
of the year, celebra$ing the coming
year in more or less Japanese style.

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Whitney-Mutt and Jeff in "In
the Woolly West."
Majestic - Mary Pickford in
"Johanna Enliss."

Madge Kennedy in "The King- *
dom of Youth," and Capitol Com- *
edy, "Smiling Bill" Parsons in *
"Matching Billy." *
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Madge Kennedy in "The Kingdom
of Youth," is seen to striking advant-
age in the role of a young wife who
makes a desperate effort to free her
husband from the toils of a middle-
aged widow and who succeeds. The
situation is this: Ruth's husband is
attracted by a widow who looks young
but who is ir reality middle-aged, yes,
even a little bit more so. Could you
blame Ruth fgr building a smudge un-
der her rival's door, and scaring her
out into the hall after her retiring
time? Of course she had it all pre-
arranged that her husband should
meet the widow at this precise mo-
ment, and, oh!--what a shock he re-
ceives. He then realizes his foolery
in thinking her better than his own
little wife. Of course, it was a mean

NAVY TO DEMOBITZE PARTILLY
SAY UNOFFICIAL REPORTS
It is unofficially reported that navy
headquarters have received instruc-.
tions coicerning the demobilization
of the navy unit. It is not to be a
complete demobilization in any sense.
Only in certain exceptional cases
where the men hbve urgent business]
or good personal or family reasons,
will they be allowed to make applica-
tion to their comnainding officer for
release. Although this is not official
it is expected that it will be confirm-
ed within a very few days. As soon
as it is, notices will l)e posted con-
cerning the order.

Wuerth - Francis Ford and
Edna Emerson in "Berlin via
America," in six parts. Also
comedy, "Almost Welcome."
Orpheum - Julian Eltinge in
"The Widow's Might." Also Week-
ly and comedy, "She Almost Pro-
posed."

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MAJESTIC
2-3:$O-7-8:30
MAJESTIC ORCHESTRA Nightly-All Shows Sunday
TODAY, TOMORROW AND
" TUESDAY
MARY PICKFORD In
"JOHANNA ENLISTS"
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
WILLIAM FARNUM
"Rough and Redy"

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AT THE WHITNEY
An opportunity for universal re-
joicing Which invariably attends the
announcement of a new Mutt and Jeff
play will in all probability be en-
hanced by the fact that these two re-
nowned personages of cartoon fame
are to appear at the Whitney theater,.
Saturday and Sunday nights-s lpay
at 7:30 o'clock tonight with a matinee
at 3 o'clock. On this occasion the
locale of their latest exploits and frol-
ics is the Golden West, which should
open a valve for endless opportunities
for some of the best fun the public
has been able to witness in many a
day. Critics all over the country have
proclaimed the production one of the
best that Manager Gus Hill has ar-
ranged since he took the pair of pop-
ular "Bud" Fisher comics and pre-
sented them upon the stage. For
three acts they are permitted to run
riot with the result that their antics
and foolery forms almost three hours
of irresistable screams, mirth and un-
adulterated laughter. From start to
finish the audience is thrown into
throes of side-splitting machination.
In fact, one is bound to laugh whether
they wish to or not-quite an achieve-
ment in these days of fast-changing
fashions and serious conditions.
The company is composed of a sel-
ect cast. This includes a champion
beauty chorus of the prettiest young
women ever gathered in a single offer-
ing. The music comprises a dozen
song hits, while there is an attrac-
tive array of inimitable specialties,
surprise features and novelties. "Mutt
and Jeff in the Wooly West," is the
title of this extraordinary conglom-
eration of melody, singing, dancing
and hilarity.

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Hours: 3:oo, 7:00, 8:30
Phones:
Office, 296-M; Mgrs Res., 2316-M
Wed-27-Emily Stevens in "Kildare of
the Storm" and Screen Telegram.
Sun-Mon-24-25 - Madge Kennedy in
"The Kingdom of Youth" and Capitol
Comedy, "Smiling Bill" Parsons in
"Matching Billy."
Tues-26--june Elvidge in "The Power
and the Glory" and Star Comedy,
"Hearts and Let Us."!

Presenllng Jean Stuart and other well
known players
One Week Beginning
SUNDAY, NOV. 24

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DETROIT, ON THE CAMPUS THEATREI
MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
SPECIAL MATINE A THURSDAY
THANKSGIVING DAY
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_ WuerthTheater
Sun-Mon--24-25--Francis Ford and Edna-
Eerson in "Berlin via America," in -
6 parts. Also Comedy, "Almost Wel-
-co me, ".
Tues-Wed-26-27-Florence Reed in("To-
day." Also Comedy, "Three Kiss the
- Bride."
Thurs-Fri-28-29-R. A. Walsh (Drama)
S "The Prussian Cur," In 8 parts.
OrpheumTheater
Sun-24--Julian Eltinge in "The Widow's
Might." Also Weekly and Comedy,
"She Almost Proposed."
CLOSED MONDAY, TUESDAY and
_ WEDNESDAY=
Thurs-Fri-28-29--Claire Anderson in -
"The Gray Parasol." Also 2-Reel
Comedy.
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ANNOUNCEMENT

A. H. WOODS

Desires to announce that, owing to the
emphatic hit registered by the Supreme
Comedy,

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The engagement has been extended for
the week of November Twenty-fourth
WITH REGULAR WED. AND SAT.
MATS. & SPECIAL THANKSGIVING
DAY AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE

Positively the Last Week

HITNEY THEATREj SAT. AND SU NIGHTS
SUN. MAT. 3 P. M.
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"Seven Days Leave," the attraction
announced for the Detroit Opera
House on the Campus, for week be-
ginning Sunday evening, November
24, enjoys the unique distinction of be-
ing played simultaneously on four
continents; in fact, wherever the Eng-
lish language is spoken. The big
"Gunpowder Opera," as the melodra-
ma has affectionately been termed in
London, has been cheering the rest-
ing "Tommies" in that city for more
than two years. It had its origin
there and its patriotic, red-blooded
primitive appeal gave it such wide
popularity that in a short time other
organizations were formed to play it
in South Africa, Australia, New Zea-
land and Canada. With the advent of
the United States into the war it was
brought to New York and played with
great success all last season.
The New York organization was
sent for a tour intact i this season,
opening in Washington, and playing
Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pitts-
burg, etc. The demand for the pon-
derous war play has been so great
that a second company has now been
formed to continue the Chicago run,
which was interrupted by the influ-
enza scare, and to make a tour of
the smaller cities. The original or-
ganization will play only Detroit and
Philadelphia before returning to New
York to resume its run.
The company to be seen here in-
cludes Jean Stuart, erstwhile movie
queen who abandoned the screen last
year to play the role of the vampire
in "The Wanderer," for which she
was given special trainng and coach-
ing by Mr. David Belasco; also such
well known players as Florence Eld-
ridge, Victory Batemen, ' Pauline
Hutchins, J. Irving White, Robert
Homan, Sidney Bracey, Frank Hollins,
Frank Beamish, Suzanne Jackson, Ed-
win Forsberg, Edward MacKay, Rus-
sell Johnstone, Benjamin A. Hannin,
Everett Shimm, Charles Lathem, and
Davis Hutchins.

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Mary Pickford plays the part of a little girl on a lonely farm who is
simply dying for a beau--the only fellow that she ever saw that she liked
was a "beautiful" brakeman who went by very fast.
Then a camp openes up near by, and the farm is literally swarming
with beaux in no time. Mary thinks she is not pretty enough and takes a
milk bath, and one of the officers happens to call at a very awkward
moment--and you know how it is on a farm--no proper arrangements and
all that--still, see this great Artcraft picture for yourself.
ISWIFE'S FRIENDS Nightly,all Shows Sundays
Famous Players Comedy Majestic Orchestra
and

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