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POPEYE CLUB WILL

START TOMORROW

Meeting to be Held 10 a. m.  
At State Theater; Interesting Program

Everything 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.

Stage  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

Miss Jean Britton of Churchill, who will sing popular songs. Miss

Norma 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

them 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.

This article is from the Kingsport Times, May 8, 1936.

Photo courtesy of  City of Kingsport Archives, The McNeer Collection.

 

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