Memories From The Past
POPEYE CLUB WILL
to be Held 10 a.
is in readiness for the initial meeting of the Popeye Club at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning at the State Theater. Manager Jimmy Pepper announced
today. With several valuable
prizes to be awarded to those children attending the first meeting and an
excellent stage program to be put on by club members, indications are that
hundreds of boys and girls of Kingsport and vicinity will pack the theater
for the gala opening.
settings designed by an artist for use at all club meetings have
been completed, included in the scenery is a huge "drop" which
shows Popeye sailing into port, with all the gang waiting on the dock to
greet him. On the program for
tomorrow will appear several talented children including little Miss
Beverly Dodd, dancer extraordinary, and
Jean Britton of Churchill, who will sing popular songs. Miss
Fay Scutt will sing the club song. "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man."
Two other well known dancers scheduled to appear are Miss Betty Lou Silver
and Fred DeVault. Jack Smith, also of Church Hill, will sing popular song
hits. Jimmy "Popeye" Pepper has requested that all members who
desire to appear on the stage program
leave their names with him so that a date for presenting the act can be
set. Also he urges the Popeye sailors to bring their parents. to the
meeting. Attendance prizes to be awarded already are on display in the
lobby of the theater. They are: two sample Popeye birthday cakes, here
after to be given each member on his or her birthday; four free haircuts;
a Shirley Temple dress; rubber tire steel roller master wagon; Popeye
wrist watch and two Popeye dolls, in addition, all members will receive
Popeye pipes and club buttons. In
discussing the cost of being a member of the club, Mr. Pepper explained
that no initiation fee is charged. Members will pay only the regular
child's admission price to the theater which also entitles
to remain through the regular theater show after the meeting.
Hampton's grocery has been added to the list of merchants giving weekly prizes. Two Popeye dolls will be given by this local firm each week.
article is from the Kingsport Times, May 8, 1936.
courtesy of City of Kingsport
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