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THEATRE 11

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Sun-on-7-8-All star cast in "The
Other Men's Shoes" and Harold Lloyd
in "From Hand to Mouth" a two-reel
comedy and colored review. Adults
35c, children 10c.
Tues-Wed-9-10-Shirley Mason in "Her
Elephant Man" with a kinogram weekly
and comedy, "Chicken Chasers."
Adults 30c, children 10c
Thurs-Fri-I1-12-All star cast in "The
Gay Old Dog" with a comedy, "Good
Little Brownie."
Sat-13-"Mother Love and the Lay"
with a news weekly and comedy.

~JAPANESE EMPEROR" GIVES
U. S. OFFICER HIGH HONOR
Washington, March 6.-The 'emper-
or of Japan has conferred the "Order
of the Rising Sun" on Lieut. Col. Wil-
Liam L. Redles of the United States'
Marine Corps, and the decoration is
now at Marine Corps headquarters
IMAJESTIC
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"Sonia, " Work of
Stephen mcKenna,
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Character Analysis and Study of Eg-
lsh Schools Makes Production
Praiseworthy
(By Stewart T. Beach)
In such a period of post-bellum
transition as that through which we
are now passing, when educators are
noting with interest and even alarm
the apparent tendency upon the part
of studentshtohsit back in their chairs
and allow their fellows to carrq' the
brunt of the work upon the campus,
we may well take it upon ourselves
to consider our present school system
and ask ourselves if such a condition
is the foreshadowing of any impending
change in our present mode of college
life.
We might even wonder if the out-
come of it will be a reversion to the
English system in a moderate sense.
Beyond doubt, this system has its
faults, but there is also much to be
said favor of it. Stephen McKenna,
a 'brilliant member of England's
younger school writers, has given us
in the opening chapters of his "Sonia"
a most vivid picture of, the pre-war
status of this educational system of
England, and perhaps he too, hints of
changes to come.
Wrote "Soula"
Students of literature; a well as
those interested solely in education,
might do well to peruse this'"Sonia"
which appeared early in 1917 when the
war, feeling was at its highest pitch.
And yet it is not a war book. Mr.
McKenna gives us the key to its sign-
ificance when he sub-tit3s it "Be-
tween Two Worlds,"-the England of
the old regime, the easy going, self-
satisfied Britain, and the England
which as a result of the war has seen
a higher, more noble duty to perform."
There is just a hint 'hf allegorical
treatment in the book, and- some have
conjectured that in the delightful
characters which the author has pre-
sented to us, it has been his aim to
presonify the dfferent viewpoints
which Britons have assumed. Lorng,
tall, handsome, easy-going, is the Eng-
land of the old days, while O'Rane,
fiery, impetuQus, impressed with his
ideals of the new spirit which is to
infuse Great Bitain, is the England
of the new regime.
"Sonia" is but the second of Mr.
McKenna's novels, the first having ap-
peared shortly before it under the title
of "Ninety-Six Hours Leave," but even
now the young author shows a re-
markable gift of character delineation.
He says just enough in his first des-
criptions, and his word pictures leave
us with a vivid impression of the char-
acter whom he is endeavoring to place
before us
Chaacer Study
As we have called' attention to
"Sonia" from the point of view of its
excellent exposition of English school
systems; let us go farther and assure,
the reader that he will find in it no
dry humdrum matter of curricula and
hours, but rather the sort of education
which the lads receive is shown in the
results upon their own characters.
Old Burgess with his frayed silk cas-
sock, and his untidy room is a delight-
ful personage which Mr. McKenna
touches with the hand of a master.
He is, the author's ideal representa-
tion of the school master-living in
his Latin and his Greek, yet with mind
softened by his close association with
many successive generations of youths
who have suffered under his iron rule.
Sonia, herself, for whom the book
is named seems an enigma, and we
wonder; time after time, just what
will be the result of her flitting, but-
te~fly existence.
Finally, atthe end of the story, we
feel as she gos to O'Rane, that the
guiding hand of that most excellent
and pathetic figure will keep her in

check. What a pity that the author
has destroyed that illusion in his later
book, "Sonia Married"; how much
better it would have been if he had
left her in August, 1916, with the man
with wh~om she thought herself in
love. Even' in his later book, how-
ever, Mr. McKenna leaves her char-
acter unsolved, but in the peculiar
manner of his book6, suddenly cuts off
his story and there we are:
Impressive Style
But taken all in all, the book is as!
entertaining as any which has been
published of late years, principally

smoke of high-priced cigarettes; this
'is the music of twentieth century cru-
Aaders living in a land where civiliza-
tion was ruffing at loose ends.
,"Yanks" is the work of service men
satisfied with the privilege of serv-
ing, and with the philosophy of, "the
next thing that happens is the best
possible thing that can happen."
because of the quietly expressive style
of the author, which unconsciously
brings us to assume his viewpoint.
Let it suffice to say in closing, that
the book must live as one of the finest
which our day as'produced.
MARTHA WASHINOTON CANDIES
at Tices' Drug Store, 117 S. Main St.
Fresh every Friday.--Adv.

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"anks," . L. I1.Verse.:uu~iis-'" Many flattering compliments have
ed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York. been received by Hatrison Ford, who
-Yanks! has just completed "The Young Mrs.
Here you will find a collection of Winthrop" for Paramount-Arteraft,
verse thoroughly masculine in char- but the highest' paid him appeared in
,aster, thoroughly lacking in anything a letter. recently from a male puto-
effeminate, though often permeated play patron in New York.
with delicate touches worthy of a The letter reads, "You ire. mother's
woman's nature. idea of a perfect young man, my fa-
It is as typically American as that ther's idea of an ideal son, my sister's
official organ of the A. E. F.in which idea of a perfect lover, and my own
it was first published,-The Stars and idea of a "regular fellow."
Stripes. And it is as nearly all-Amer--
ican as writing ever was. For here AL. St. John on the Gridiron
we have lines of the "Priv" who, "fre- Al St. John, star of the Paramount-
quent inhabits the guard house," of Al St. John comedies, was the center
the captain "a-leadin' a column," and of interest for several minutes before
of the chaplain who knows the fight- the Harvard-Oregon football game
ing men. New Year's day at Pasadena, Cal.,
This is not the production of fin- when he flew over the field and drop-
ished poets; this is not war poetry in- ped the football, decorated with the
spired by the 'waving of flags and colors of both universities, into the
home-town parades; this is not verse gridiron as a signal to start the con-
composed in luxurious dens amid the test.

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STUDENT VOLUNTEER REPORTS
TO BE .DISTRIBUTED SOON
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Messages from the Student Volunt-
eer convention held recently in Des
,Moines, as presented in platform ses-
sions and sectional meetings, will soon
be made available both for delegates
and others interested in the movecent.
According to word received from the
Student Volunteer headquarters in
New York, the report of- the conven-
tion will be ready for distribution
about March 15. Mr. Robert Wilder,
originator of the movement writes as
follows in regard to the report of. the
convention: "This last iconventio,
gives promise of being as fully epoch-
al as those which-have gone before."

SECOND WEEK
Louis Mann
in the sensational comedy success by Samuel
Shipman and Aaron Ioffman.
FRIENDLY ENEMIES'
Not since "The Music Master" has
there been a play that so completely sells
out atwevey performance.
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"That Man Belongs To Me"
voice wastheir captain's-strange-terrible; and in a flash the mob of maddened sea-
mbered.r
wifei" they whispered. "At last he has found the fiend that"-and, hushed as if in
stole away. *
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A story of love and the sea, that will "get" you-every second.
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FIVE HUNDRED MILES A MINUTE!
Some Speed! That's the speed that Al St. John makes
in his first Paramount Comedy. He's a messenger boy wjth
a trained bicycle.
St. John isn't the only speedy thing in it! The whole
comedy runs along faster than lightning. It'll leave you gasp-
ing for breath.

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TUESDAY

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Opp. Interurban Station over Rae'Theatre

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7RDAY-THE GREAT HOUDINI In "THE GRIM GAME"

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