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ARBOR DAY. ENTERTAINMENT IN AID OF FUNDS.' Absolutely the best entertainment held in Healesville for son'e years was given by members of the Lin coln-Cass Films Pty, Ltd. on Wed nesday week last, the proceeds being in aid of the Arbor Day celebrations at Healesville next \Vednesday. The company, who visited this district on a moving picture expedition, very generously provided the entertain ment gratuitously, and their action was much appreciated by the public and members of the Arbor Day Com mittee. Included in the list of per formers were several in the highest ranks of Melbourne theatricals, and little wonder, therefore, that a crowded audience was present to hear the talented artists. Mr Roy Red grave, of Melbourne fame, was de lightful in his " Extracts from popu lar plays," and his interpretation of a notable passage in the Silver King was a treat in itself. He held the au dience spell bound, and in his second item, " A near thing " (a monologue composed by himself) he was perfect. IMr Tom Cannam, another well known figure in the theatrical-world. was most natural and pleasing in his Irish and Scotch selections, and his peformance was -greatly appreciated. Mr Ward Lyons was also splendid in his Irish recitations, an I Miss Beryl Bryant made herself a favorite with the audience by her admirable ren dering of " When I get you alone to night." She also was accorded a splendid reception when she appeared in a sketch entitled " Katie Did " ,-ith Mr Bryant, her f:ther. Mr Cass delivered a pathetic recitation " Our Folk," and Mr \Vheeer ren dered songs entitled "In Old Madrid" and " Call Me Back," and also a duet ("Life's dream is o'er") with Mrs 1er tel. Ihe programme was concluded witth a laughable rarce by Miss Vio let Grey, assisted by members of the company. During the evening the Shire Pre sident (Cr Dawborn) heartily thanked the Lincoln-Cass Company for their generous 'action in providing such a high-class entertainment. Mr Lincoln suitably responded, and explained that his company were visiting the district with a view to securing moving pictures which would be sent abroad and prove the nieans of advertising Australia in all parts of the world. There were thousands of pounds worth of films being impor ted into Australia, and there was no reason why the latter, with beauty at their own doors, should be behind in this respect.

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