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History According To Joe Moore

This article first appeared in issue 18, and was written by Staff.

When Roy Rogers got in a tight spot, a supporter's action created the need for the screen patch

"Do you remember that patch in the screen at the Rialto?" Joe Moore asks.

"Do you know how it got there?" he asks again.

Anyone who knows anything about anything is that when Joe Moore poses a question, it's worthwhile go with the flow. Something important can always be learned. When you say, "No," Joe continues.

"My uncle put it there," he claims.

"He was watching a western, and he always got excited when things were going bad. Once time he was up in the balcony, and the outlaws had Roy Rogers holed up behind a boulder. My Uncle couldn't stand it any longer, and he stood up in the balcony, and yelled, 'Look out Roy!' and hurled a Dr. Pepper bottle at an outlaw, trying to help Roy Rogers out. The bottle made a hole in the screen, and they patched it and that's why you saw that patch on the lower right side of the screen until they stopped the picture show.

"It was one of those six-ounce glass bottles, from Mr. Kerbow's Dr. Pepper plant-over behind the Hancock Hotel," Joe Moore adds, for historical detail.

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