Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 16, 1937 · Page 63
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 63

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, January 16, 1937
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JACK BENNY AND FRED ALLEN ARE RATED AS FIRST They Were Placed at Top in Field of Radio Entertainers. The first national radio editors poll conducted by Motion Picture Daily gives Jack B-nny and Krecl Allen top ranking in the field or air entertainment. More than 400 -radio editors in the United States znc 1 C.,nada ivere consulted by thv trade publication in compiling the returns which show Benny and Allen leading in three classifications. He Leads Field. The Daily reports that Benny led the field in the most important and significant class, the all-round or "open championship" division, •with Allen second, and Rudy Vallee third. Helen Hayes, celebrated actress, whose dramatic scries. '"Bambi," is heard Monday nights over NBC, was voted fourth by the editors and Fred Astaire, Tuesday night hcadliner who is enjoying his first season as a regular mike star, holds number eight position. Benny and Allen were voted one-two as comedians and their weekly shows received the same ranking under the comedy programs division. Under comedy teams, George Burns and Gracie Allen led the field, closely pressed by those two zanies, Stoopnagle and Budd, who broadcast Sundays over the NBC-Blue network. Was Surprise. One of the surprises of the poll MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 • 1937 Allen; 4. Stoopnagle and Budd; 5 Phil Baker. Don Wilson, announcer for Jack Benny, takes top honors among announcers,' closely followed by Harry Von Zell and the veteran Milton Cross who tied for second. Von Zell is heard with Fred Allen, Stoopnagle and Budd, Ed Wynn, and Phil Baker. is the showing of Charles Butterworth, frozen-faced screen comedian, who only recently joined Fred Astaire as a regular broadcaster. He ranks third among film stars most favored by radio critics. Bing Crosby and Dick Powell lead this division. The order of ranking for comedy programs is as follows: 1. Jack Benny; 2. Town Hall Tonight (Fred Allen); 3. Burns and CONGRATULATIONS KGLO Mason City Can Be Proud of This Station Farmers Co.Op Gas & Oil Co. 428 FOURTH ST. S. W. PHONE 299 CONGRATULATIONS KGLO AN ASSET TO OUR CITY W. G. BLOCK CO. 501 THIRD STREET N. E. ' PH ONE 563 III Our Congratulations "' KGL AND TO THE PRESS, RADIO TO BE REPRESENTED Representative Biermani Heads List of Guests Here for KGLO Dedication. Many notables of the press and radio world, together with Representative Fred Biermann of Decorah, are expected in Mason City to attend the opening ceremonies of KGLO and a dinner Sunday night at Hotel Hanford, at which they will be feted by KGLO. Representative and Mrs. Biermann of Decorah, coming here directly from Washington, head the list of guests. Representative Biermann will speak on KGLO's dedicatory program on the first hour which will be at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Of the press representatives present, there will be E. P. Adler, Davenport, head of the Lee group of newspapers of which the Globe- ] Gazette is a member; Publisher ' and Mrs. Philip D. Adler of the Kewanec, 111., Star-Courier; Publisher and Mrs. John Huston of the Ottumwa Courier; Don Anderson, business manager, and D. D. (Red) Mich, editor of the Wisconsin State Journal at Madison; Publisher and Mrs. Clyde Rade- deaux of the Muscatine Journal and Publisher and Mrs. Harry Rasmussen of the Austin Herald | at Austin, Minn. i Station Manager and Mrs. Reg I inald B. Martin of KFAB at Lin| coin, Nebr., will be the chief radio I representatives. Supreme Court j Justice Richard Mitchell of Fort Dodge will also be present, as will Neal and Joe Weed of New York City and Chicago, national radio advertising representatives for KGLO, and George Nnee, Chicago, national advertising representative for the Globe-Gazette. Others included in the list of guests from out-of-town are Mrs. James Powell, Ottumwa, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Graham, Decorah, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ferris' of Hampton. Start of the Radio Broadcasting Tower Schmedika Says He Is Democrat Again WEBSTER CITY, OP)—William Schmedika of Iowa Falls, formei democratic state senator from the Hamilton-Hardin-Wright district and later republican representative from Hardin county, announced here he is going back to his first love. Schmedika. who said he is leaving the republican party and going back to the democrats, ran on an independent ticket last tall after he was defeated in the sprinjj primaries. "I'm not through with politics yet," he said. "I wish, however, I had stayed with the democrats. By this time I could have had anything I wanted." Garner Man Buys Cafe. NORTHWOOD—M. Akkerman, formerly of Garner, Iowa, has purchased the Quality cale in North-wood from Mrs. Erna Luth and took possession of the business Thursday. Congratulations — Lee P. Loomis and This is the way the 290 foot KGLO radio tower appeared In the early stages of construction Projecting-upward are shown the three base piers of steel imbedded in 10 feet of concrete. The piers dTt?nn w n I f ground eiffht feet to solid rock to make sure the fiant structure has.a firm fonnd- dation Workmen include Gus Grunditz foreman, standing in the foreground making an inspection ROMEY REALTY CO. 23 1st St. S. E. Mayor to Speak Ames Station Will Give Road Information AMES—Conditions of highways throughout Iowa will be broadcast over WOI, Iowa State college radio station, daily during periods when road conditions are questionable. , Additional reports will be I broadcast from the station when necessary during the news summaries from the station at 8 a. m., 9 a. m., 10 a. m., 2 p. m.. 3 p. m, and 4:45 p. m. Although WOI ordinarily is not on the air Sundays and holidays, a special broadcast will be made at ]2:15 p. m., on days when highway conditions are serious. The information will be collected by the Iowa highway commission at its central office at Ames. Mason City Globe-Gazette ... On the Occasion of the Opening of This Splendid New Radio Station. Carl Grupp Food Store j Local Musicians to Join in KGLO Salute The local chapter of the musicians union is sponsoring the Bobby Griggs orchestra program, scheduled over KGLO at 9;30 Monday night, as its salute to the radio station which opens Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mayor W. S. Wilcox will also take part in KGLO's dedicatory program, when he welcomes the station to Mason City as he speaks over the air at 6:30 Monday nig-ht from the Hotel Hanford studios. Later in the evening, Mayor Wilcox will repeat his welcome in an address to be given 350 businessmen by KGLO. Butler County Boasts Large Sheriff, Deputy ALLISON—At the last general election Frank "Swede" Neal of Allison was elected sheriff of Butler county. Mr. Neal weighs 255 pounds and he has selected Hugh Hickle of Greene as his deputy. Mr. Hickle weighs 245 pounds. Request Program Is Planned as Daily Feature Over KGLO Beginning Monday afternoon, KGLO will broadcast a daily Mailbag program, during which all mail requests will be answered. Those wishing to have special numbers, or dedications for a friend's birthday, or for wedding anniversaries, will have their requests complied with by writing John Price, Program Director, KGLO. Scarlet Fever Vacation. VIOLA, (,/P)—Kenneth Hoffman, principal o:E the Viola Consolidated school, announced a two weeks vacation because of scarlet fever. 3ne teacher and several students have mild cases of the disease. Fire. Destroys Station. STORM LAKE, (If)— Fire destroyed the Milwaukee railroad station at Nemaha, seven miles •outh of here. Railroad officials aid the cause of the fire was un- mown. Goes to Arkansas. BRITT—Willia Mantie has gone o Hot Springs, Ark., where he expects to take jhe mineral baths. The Neon Signs At the Studios of KGL WERE MADE AND INSTALLED BY... H. B. FARRER SYSTEM || SIGNS Portland Hoffa is no ad-libber. When Fred Allen starts cxtempor- j good piano and can'sTn izmg, Ins pretty partner just breaks up and bursts forth in ner- i vous laughter. j ] eac ) you to believe" Master of pretended awkward- ! ness, Charley Buttemvorth is act- j ually a capable hoofer, plays a j infinitely! | better than his occasional groan- I ings on the Fred Astaire program ' 1323-1325 NORTH FEDERAL PHONE 420 CONGRATULATIONS KGLO ON THIS SPLENDID STATION MULLIGAN & SON Phone 2050 "THE GENERAL TIRE H3 W. Stafe Street We Are Glad . .. The Officers, Directors and Employees of the Northwest Savings Bank Congratulate the Mason City Globe-Gazette for Giving This Community a Radio Station-And We Wish KGLO Outstanding Success Northwest Savings Bank MASON CITY, IOWA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation TO HAVE B€EN CHOSEN TO ERECT RADIO STATION KGLO . . and to the Mason City Globe-Gazette our sincere congratulations because of their foresight in providing this magnificent radio station. Rye Construction Co. Henkel Construction Co, General Contractors

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