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KUSTON ' TO RESIGN
AS PARTY LEADER
Republican Committee Chairman
to Submit Withdrawal
on August 7.
FESS MAY OBTAIN POST
(By Asocdated Press)
WASHINGTON, July 25.-- The
stormy service of Claudius Huston
as chairman of the Republican
national committee is at an end.
Mr. Huston brought a sudden
close to the controversy over his
leadership late Thursday night
' when he told President Hoover
that he would call the executive
committee together on Aug. 7 and
submit his resignation. The presi-
. Senator Fess of Ohio is the
choice of the Republican high com-
mand to succeed Huston and his
election by the executive commit-
tee which receives the Huston
resignation next month is confi-
Robert Lucas of Kentucky, who
became commissioner of internal
revenue a few months ago, is slated
to take over the active campaign
work for the approaching congres-
sional elections as executive assist-
ant to Fess.
The new organization has the ap-
proval of President Hoover and it
is his intention that it should get
to work early .next month.
Huston's announcement of re-
tirement came suddenly after a
hectic round of conferences.
STAGE WH ISPER
By Helen Carrm
A specialty for
This 1-199th of the Daily Tab-
loid's critic box is about to make so
bold as to jump out of that box for
a moment and present a personal
I saw "The Guardsman" last
night, and it's vitally necessary that
I tell someone about it. You see,
I enjoyed it. And most of the time
that's extremely rare. Exeremely.
Of course, it's true that I crept
stealthily in along obaut the last
ten minutes of the first act. But
that is one thing that is never rare.
It's a habit.
However, I did manage to deduce
from those ten minutes of Act I
that Mr. Allen was better liked as
the Actor than as the Russian
prince. As the latter he was not
convincing. This was probably due
to his not quite up-to-par accent.
In addition, he had constantly to
fight with an ill-fitting, somewhat
ridiculous costume, to mention
nothing of the most pedicular
(there's that word again!) wig,
and a vandyke beard which, from
row M, gave him the absurd ap-
pearance of a decidedly chinless
As his usual fascinating stage
self Mr. Allen courted his wife de-
lightfully. He was excellent in his
characterization of the Actor. As
Prince Samsanov, however, he be-
came somewhat too heavy and sac-
charine. An intangible light delica-
cy is necessary in the interpretation
even of such a part as that of the
Pauline Bauersmith had a very
fine understanding of her role as
the actress she was invariably just
sufficiently intriguing, just suf-
ficiently angry. She portrayed
Marie's emotions always adequate-
ly. Only towards the finale of the
play did she at all lose in her in-
terpretation. Her burlesque of the
weeping scene was a trifle too
forced and obvious.
As usual, Robert Wetzel's breez-
ing in lifted the performance im-
mediately. It may be senility that
bothers him but it is, at the same
time, such a lively senility that one
does not mind it. May Powers, do-
ing Mama was hilariously funny.
Even her language was the perfect
kind that so many people would
like to use at odd moments, but
do not dare.
The Harris county, Texas, jail is
only three years old, but it already
is outgrown, the grand jury report-
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