Remember When: Liberty and Palace theaters compete with Tarzan films – Lancaster Eagle Gazette

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This week's installment of Remember When looks at some items from the paper in 1934.

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Mark Kinsler, Correspondent Published 7:41 a.m. ET May 18, 2020

It's not often that one sees a solemn consumer-protection notice in a movie theater ad, but Tarzan was immensely popular when the Palace Theater included this one in the May 11, 1934 Lancaster Daily Eagle. The competing ape-man, advertised on the same page by the Liberty, was Tarzan the Fearless, starring Buster Crabbe, The Mightiest Tarzan in the History of Showmanship, and cobbled together from an old serial. The learned critics at imdb.com report that both films were enjoyable and lots more

You've read about the dust storms that tore up Nebraska and Oklahoma during the Depression.But they couldn't have reached green, moist, peaceful, self-satisfied Lancaster, Ohio, could they? Yup, they could indeed, reported the May 11, 1934 Lancaster Daily Eagle.The storms blew the topsoil from poorly-managed, dried-out farms 2,000 miles to the west right through Fairfield County and ultimately out over the Atlantic to confuse ships approaching New York. https://www.history.com/topics/great-depression/dust-bowl (and its short video) are worth a look. President Roosevelt's administration responded quickly and effectively, and Federal agencies look after our soil and water to this day.

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