Exhibitors of Film Which Aroused Resentment of Irish, Explain Attitude

A statement issued by the Loew theatres replied to the criticism of the Irish press with regard to the moving picture, “The Callahans and the Murphys.”

“The picture was made from a widely-read story by Kathleen Norris. During production is was supervised by a stanch Irishman, J. Edward Manix,” the statement reads. “All eliminations suggested by a group of Irish leaders were made before the picture was ever presented on any screen. It was passed by the board of censors. It is not the intention or thought of the Loew theatres to offer upon its screens or stages any subject matter that might be offensive to any one.

“While it is regretted that arrests had to be made and penalties given, the theatres are compelled to protect their patrons from such annoyances. The Magistrate advised the persons arraigned and found guilty for causing a disturbance in one of the theatres that their conduct was unlawful and would not be tolerated. At the same time he said it is extremely unfair as well as unlawful to do anything that might incite a riot when the owners of the respective theatre companies are so willing to cooperate on any suggestions offered in an orderly manner.

“The theatre management will be forced to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law disturbances of this character. We always welcome and give due consideration to any just criticisms of the amusement offered in our theatres throughout the world, but ask in all fairness that such complaints be made to us in an orderly manner, which is truly and really the American fashion of solving any problem.”

Henry Cissetsky. 19. of Hartford. Connecticut, has been selected concert master of the newly formed Hartford Philharmonic Society Orchestra according to an announcement made this week by Dalton Collins, secretary of the organization. Mr. Cissetsky was selected from among eight other applicants.

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