r Second Section WHITE PLAINS, N. If., SATURDAY,.DECEMBER 14, 1920 . “ Cannibals Believe They Can , Acquire White Man ’ s Abilities By Physical Assimilation, ” Cm Qks Display Real Histrionic Ability in Play “ Three Wii Helping Santa Claus Prepare For All Members of Cast Portray _HotesRealistically; To Give Performances Tonight and Tomorrow; Baskets For the Poor. Population Is Largest Since the World War, Says Wer ner; Many Men Under 60 Seek Shelter trayM of the pert* which the au thor had depicted. For a comedy. It waa quite melodramatic In spot* and depended entirely for Its hu mor upon the ability of It* charac ter* to get over a “ crack\ rather than In humorous situations. View ed as a whole. It was not a comedy and was staged here with remark able success by ll)e amateur*. In brief, the story Is that of thpe bachelors, well past middle age and enjoying the succesa of the leaders In their rcspecUve professions, who adopt a pretty young girl whom they believe to be the daughter of a woman they all loved In their col lege day*. In a short time, all three love the girl. Sydney Fairchild, •portrayed by Miss Margaret Malo ney, as they loved her mother — or rather the girl whom they thought was -her mother. f So does ths ne phew of one of &>e bachelors, a young and good looking spend thrift, Gordon Schuyler. The climax Is reached when Ben nie Suratt. a desperate criminal whom one of tho bachelors. Judge James Trumbull, has sentenced to prison, attempts to kill the Justice after he has escaped from prison In company of John Crawahay, who turns out to -be the father of Syd ney. The Judge escapes death at the hands of the killer and after sev eral embarrassing momenta, por trayed with realistic fervor by the principal characters, all ends well and young Gordon marries Sydney, to the Intense envy of the old bach- The play Is to be given again to night and tomorrow night in the Elks clubhouse at 8:30 p. m. Tho presentation was staged un der the direction of Adolph Hlrsch. who In his training of the cast, dis played the rare instinct of keeping his characters as natural as possi ble, rather than making them stiff In 'roles which ware u ns lilted to them. Others In the cast were: Dr. Richard Gaunt, another of the bachelors, played by Edward J. White; Mrs. Saunders, played by Margaret Maloney; Benjamin Su ratt. played by Louis W. Kenny; John Crawshay, played by Lester Scott; Poole, the detective, played by Harold Mahoney; Gray, the but ler, Alexander Gold water; Clancy, played by George A. Danner. A realistic touch was added to the play by producing a genuine police man. Frank Herbst, to act the part of the offloer who assisted In the capture of the villain. The committee which was In charge of the show Included: Ed ward J. White, chairman; Joseph B. McCarthy. Ted Gill, Francis Ma honey and Joseph Holden. Children under the direction of Miss Ina Scott of the Westchester County Recre ation Commission acting as aides to Santa Claus by painting and cleaning toys which have been contributed for distribution among poor children and county wards on Christmas. 1 - ' ; Grace Stanley. 31. of 80 Orawau- LAW N II K U H I pum street, this city, waa arrested uuu 1 by police here last night on a war- ------------ rant from Albany, N. Y„ charging Connecticut Mayor Say* Ma her with grand larceny, second de- j urity 0 f Official* Ques- gree. She Is being held pending . _ 1 the arrival of poUce of that city tioned Believe Dry ( Law . Failure ! _ Miss Stanley, who Is an \enter- ----------- | lalner.\ told the police here that New Britain. Conn.. Dec. 14 'UP) I the charge was brought against — Mayor Angelo M. Paoneaaa of [her by a former boy friend who New Britain has made public the I hadpurchased an expensive coat , results of his survey of \wet and ! for bar. When she \skipped\ he <»0\' sentiment among executive secured the warrant for her arrest P° u « h,ld * ° f 43 5J ODD ~ U , cu ' three old couples THE MAN HATER LORNA LIBBY Quickly shs explained her predica ment and aaked the best way to the Atlantic Highlands. He shoved his hat back further on his head, scratched his forehead : ha nee, though and save and a half for an After stuffing the gold a spreading crimson stain under neath his heart. Then she scream ed shrilly, frantically. He stopped groaning, grew more still as Ba- bette, now completely hysterical, threw herself on him. Arms around him she held him fiercely, begging him not to die but knowing that he must. Jean, at Hist rivetted to where she stqod now took a step forward, stopped a moment, and knew that Babette waa oblivious to everything In the room except Bartels. Whetr- er or not be was dead, didn't con cern Jean; she rather thought he was. but-she wanted that gun. started the car, heading downtown. She knew that the AUanUc High lands were In Jersey and that the best way to go would probably by by a Hudson River ferry and thence via Jersey City and Newark. As she spun down Varlck street Jean knew It was 11 o'clock and that the fleet would wait until sun down before which time, by pre- arrangement some messenger from Louis Bartels would arrive with last minute news from headquarters. If no messenger came Jean assumed It was logical to think that tome one from the fleet, fearing compli cations, would telephone Bartels asking for advice. Jean realized It was significant that the gang only relied on the telephone as a last minute emergency. Instead of tele phoning Fisher's Cove Bertels was going to send a messenger. This caution on hiss part Jean hoped to use to her own advantage. GIFTS GIFTS GIFTS Christmas is 1 drawing nearer and nearer. Is your Christmas shopping completed? Probably not. Those ad- ditional gifts you want to buy are easily found. Just turn to the classi fied page and read the numerous sug gestions offered there by well knowm* dealers.