Mr. Dockstander has, in my opinion, an exception ally good monologue but it did not go very well this afternoon as the house was made up mostly of women and children. I look for him to go much better at the night performance. I do think that his working the Star Spangled Banner and making the people arise and making a joke of it is particularly bad taste. I might almost call it an insult to our National Anthem. Of course we cut it out here but I am mentioning this to prepare other houses that they may, if they see fit, cut it before he opens. 16 minutes in one.
University of Iowa, Keith-Albee Vaudeville Collection, Manager Reports, 11 May 1914-1 July 1915