December 13, 1934
Cliffside-on-Monday – A gas station attendant in Detroit, Michigan, was a keen profile likeness of Victor Jory on the screen. The fellow’s nose and mouth was like Jory’s. His voice was essentially the same familiar tone heard in Jory’s pictures – A Norfolk Virginia, luggage-caretaker had a voice very much similar to that of our husky speech-maker, Hon. Fred H. Hamrick of Rutherfordton—In the Hall of States, World’s Fair, was displayed the only map of its type. It was the Ohio exhibit. Any point, even the smallest village, might be designated by simply touching a button. The buttons, of course, were expertly catalogued. Your chosen point was immediately lighted by a small red bulb; what fun it would be to county school children to study geography in this manner, remembering our school days, they would certainly appreciate, this villager naturally asked for information of O. O. McIntyre’s hometown Gallipoli, O. The quite well-informed lady in charge pronounced it Gala-po-lee, accenting first and last syllables.
Musical Revue and dance tunes Mania: The Romina theatre presentation of Jan Dean’s revue is a good improvement from the last in town. The wire act: great. The dance team: snappy. It struck us as the keenest performance of the evening because of not too great a length, thereby tiring the audience. When this happens, bang! And the act is dead. Gertrude Avery’s revue at the Tryon street Carolina in Charlotte, as a unit, is the best show to come to this section in recent months. It strikes this onlooker that this revue better suits such a typed audience as the Carolinas generally offers; more so than an Earl Carroll Vanities revue. A comedy-acrobat number is the funniest seen on any stage. That is said mindful of the Fox Theater presentation in Washington, D. C. The four boys of this act are European, supposedly. Other numbers with plenty of comedy, a good orchestral unit except usual blaring trumpets, and neat dancing rounds this unit, which we okay.
Still yet a comparatively young man, I will confess a mania for current popular dance tunes; you will forgive me I know for such a weakness, however, among the younger citizens of the world, I know of no more prevailing weakness, if you care to put it that way. Bolero, Continental, Tango, Rumba, Apache, etc., the world over has its favorite type of dance. So, if mention of popular music constantly and conspicuously registers through these writings, maybe, you will see that is just a liking for melody and not that I can even dance. But when Lost In a Fog, P. S. I Love You, Tiger Rag and other tunes creep in over the radios around me, either in reception rooms, automobiles, cafes with orchestras, etc., I must say that a few feet of feet automatically pat the floor tho their owner is sitting sedately at his table. During my spells, tho, the greater music occupies my attention seriously. Especially one of Franz Shubert’s that I do not remember in title just now, Fritz Kreisler’s “Caprice Viennois” would hold my interest for hours.
Forest city’s vari-colored season’s decorating is sparklingly interesting. It speaks for the county’s fastest moving town. To the man who is responsible for the idea and direction of same in installing these Christmas lights, just a bit of congratulation, as I remember, and to me is characteristic of forest City at Christmas time. Citizens around the county always mention Forest City’s Christmas lights with a spirit of approval, as much as to say: Bravo!
Forest City boys: Watch yourself with your fireworks during the holidays season’s, Christmas and New Years. There have been some not so nice remarks about your carelessness at other times. If you are 100 percent for your town, and I believe you are as it should be, you will use common sense in your shooting celebration. You would want nothing of this sort to be marked up against your town?
To the Romina theater management: We can appreciate your position in dealing with such boys as gave the performance of Friday evening its black eyes. These boys, who are not really town boys, could have brought vegetables to throw, still not making the scene any more distasteful. To the management we appreciate your efforts in attempting to control such a situation. We think your efforts, which were nicely actuated, brought very good results.
Some postscripts: My favorite radio singer still is Ozzie Nelson. The local ladies will be interested that the Shelby ladies are holding their bazaar in the basement of the Hotel Charles. One enormous bell gives our local Haynes Building the holiday atmosphere; do not fail to appreciate its beauty- this is not merely a string of varicolored lights. Mr. Hamrick is responsible for the idea. The piano class of Katherine Goggans presents under her direction Monday evening, December 17, a recital. A novelty of the evening is the form of presentation: Doll’s Musical Festival.