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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 7, 1920

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Dec. 7, 1920


Bert Thierolf’s Chandler car which was stolen from its parking place near the Elks club on Oct. 18 has been located at Salt Lake City and the thief who is under arrest in Prosser, Wash., has made a confession.

The above news was received in the city late Monday afternoon in a telegram to Chief of Police Timothy from W. j. Wier, chief of police of Prosser, stating that a man under arrest there has admitted stealing a Chandler car from Medford in the past month and driving it to Salt Lake City and selling it to John M. Murphy of 50 West Second street, that city. The engine and factory numbers wired by Chief Wier leave no doubt but that the car in Utah is Mr. Thierolf’s.

The insurance company, which was promptly notified by Chief Timothy, at once wired the Salt Lake City police to take possession of the car, and the Prosser, Wash., police to hold the man under arrest there for prosecution. Mr. Thierolf left the city Sunday for a business trip to San Francisco.

Another valuable car, that of H. W. Martin, a Studebaker six, which was stolen from South Riverside two nights before the Thierolf car was taken, was last week located at Redding, Cal., by the insurance company and restored to its owner who now resides in Tacoma.


At The Page

Annette Kellerman’s claim to the title of “The Modern Venus” will never be contested by those playgoers who attended the matinee at the Page today and saw the diving beauty in her modern comedy drama, “What Women Love.”

The star, whose mastery of the sea has made her famous, is at her best in this remarkable production. Marvelous underwater swimming, during which the heroine struggles with a giant of a man; breath-catching dives from the masts of vessels, beautiful glimpses of fashionable Honolulu and elaborate interior settings make “What Women Love” one of the most finished screen offerings of the decade.

Miss Kellerman is particularly fortunate in a supporting cast. Wheeler Oakman, famous for his roles in such productions as “The Spoilers,” “The Ne’er Do Well,” “Mickey” and the “Virgin of Stamboul” plays opposite while Carl Ullman, Ralph Lewis, Walter Long and the famous Bull Montana play important parts. It will continue at the Page theatre until Thursday midnight.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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