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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, October 13, 1949
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No Immediate Danger of War Foreseen by John Vandercook Foreseeing no -immediate danger* of war, John W. Vandercook, radio commentator and author, told Women's club members Tuesday afternoon at the First Methodist church that by our Marshall plan aid to Europe, we have become mayor and first citizen of the large community of first truly men. About 600 were present for the meeting which marked the opening of the Women's club year. The enrollment of the club reached 596 Tuesday, with 229 new members. •Tracing the slow development of the community spirit in the history of the world, Mr. Vandercook pointed out that even after World war I, we still failed to recognize that we were integrated in the destiny of all mankind. We withdrew, but at the same time we continued to meddle in the powder keg of Europe. "We concerned-ourselves mightily with Germany," he said. "The menace called bolshevism had arisin, so we tried to build up a strong and virtuous state between us and the reds. Reparations were stopped by Herbert Hoover without consultation with those nations receiving reparations. The Germans were highly amused. We left them with a total profit of 2 billion gold marks." Mr. Vandercook spoke of the rise of Hitler and said that it is possible that someday some enlightened citizen will erect a monument to Hirohito for accidentally saving our national honor and our precious hides. "Having been so slow in recognizing the simple phrase, 'community of interest,' when we did recognize it, we threw ourselves into it. We fought a superb fight. It is quite probable that we contributed -more to our victory by that unique creation called lend lease than anything else, although occasionally you will meet some ass who speaks of our astonishing kindness and generosity in the matter of lend lease. It was something, better than a generous act. It was an extremely intelligent act. "Lend lease was halted abrupt- ly, perhaps crudely, but this made n,o difference because the American people, the legislators and a most enlightened administration was aware of the community of human interests. We replaced war giving with a still more enlightened notion, the EGA or Marshall plan. "This had a 3-fold purpose, giving help because we knew how fortunate we had been in the war, and beyond that, a political idea, and a way of using our surplus. Whether from selfish or unselfish reasons, enlightened head and heart, the concept of the Marshall plan is as remarkable and impressive as anything in the history of the world. "What has it cost us? We have set aside for the Marshall plan, close to 10 billions, but there is only one place in the world where you can spend a dollar. Whatever you do with it, it's going to be spent here. We would have been deep in a depression without it. "Could these tired and prostrate people be revived and kept within the community of free people otherwise? I find it extremely difficult to get and retain the extent of the ruin and the cost of that tremendous war. There was destruction so vast that no picture, no movie, no personal experience could tell you. "In England they have covered up very well. Their casualties were 357,000 dead. Ours were much less although their population was a 3rd of ours. One in every 5 dwelling scored a bomb hit and 18 million tons of shipping are at the bottom of the sea. Britain had lived to a great extent on the profits of investments abroad. Before lend lease, every owner of securities turned stocks and bonds in to be sold on the open market. A large part was converted into products sold by us for cash and the proceeds blown to glory. "Had we not come to their assistance with vital things at the beginning, I doubt if the British people would have vanished, but DR. W. C GRAINGER CHIROPRACTOR 6 North Washington Mason City, Iowa Special Purchase a great many of them would. You have read' an astonishing amount of misinformation about Britain in the past 3 years. Everything done there has been a failure, according to reports, and the money spent was being wasted. I can't tell you what a cock-eyed idea that is. "I found that island a vastly healthier, happier, more exciting and stimulating place than I ever found in the days of George the 5th. They're poor, but they have a new kind of justice. Other countries might, not have managed the change without a revolution, but Britain did. it with a kind of evolution." Mr. Vandercook said that the element of communism in England was minor and stressed the difference between socialism and communism \yhich he said are often confused in people's thinking. He pointed out that whenever in a nation there was a conservative party with a serious rival in the socialistic parly, the weight of communism was thrown behind the conservatives. "We have encouraged people to regain enough physical strength and moral hope to go ahead in whatever direction they chose," he said. "They might have been compelled to swing farther to the left but for our help. Commenting 'on France's situation, Mr. Vandercook said that apparently France was unharmed— there was no devastation, but that actually, France had more than 200,000 killed in the cold war which preceded the actual grim struggle. In this there were 120,000 civilians killed in action, 40,000 executed by the Germans and 300,000 dead in Germany. He pointed out that their loss is more than 12 times ours in proportion to population. "Unlike England, France can feed itself, all else being equal, but the land is old and requires chemical fertilizer. The Germans did not permit the use of this during the war. Much French land is not farmed now, because when the Germans were driven out, they left behind 100 million land mines in French fields. That is one reason why the French objected to feeding German war prisoners. "Just after the war, the communist vote in France came close to being the largest, but now it has dwindled to about 20 per cent. The French still have what we once had—and to a rich degree— the confidence in their own ability to solve their own problems. Of Italy, Mr. Vandercook said the insurmountable problem was Italians. He spoke of the poverty in the country and said that Italy was the least safe from communism because it is the most conservative. "We have restored the physical health of an essentially strong and useful people and the mental health of all of western Europe. We have gained for ourselves a friendship we have never had before." Mr. Vandercook briefly stated his objection to much aid for Germany, saying that the Germans are our enemies today and our potential enemies of tomorrow. Mrs. L. T. Oldham, program chairman, presented the speaker. Preceding his talk, Mrs. B. Raymond Weston, accompanied by Mrs. Morris Laird, sang a group of solos, "La Primavera d'Or" by Glazounow-LaForge, "The House on a Hill" by Charles, "Indian Lullaby" by Gruen and "Song of Love" by LaForge. Mrs. George Marty, president, presided at the meeting which was the first to be held by the Woman's club this season. Hour of Charm Performance Proves Good Entertainment Oct. 18, 1949 ; Ui.n City Glotx-GtI«tt«, MM«BCfc More than 2,500 North lowans* PEO Luncheon Is Scheduled for Oct. 15 P. E. O. council is sponsoring a reciprocity luncheon Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Hotel Hanford, and Dr. Lloyd A. Gustafson who has recently returned from a trip to Europe will be the speaker. The luncheon is for all P. E. O. members in Mason City and the surrounding district and a special invitation is issued to all unaffil- liated members of the sisterhood. Reservations for the luncheon may be called to 3G89J until Friday morning. ELIZABETH KELLOGG HONORED AT SHOWER Miss Elizabeth Kellogg who left Tuesday by plane for East Norwalk, Conn., where she will become the bride of Edward Raila on Oct. 16 was honored at a linen shower given by the Mi rises Bonnie Leaman and Joanne Dunbar at the Glenn Leaman home, 1121 E. State, Monday evening. Games were played, prizes going to Eileen Lugar, Shirley Horn and Jrma Gifts were presented to Finely chopped onion and green pepper or pimento are delicious sauteed in a little fat and added to eggs that are to be crambled; use for a sandwich filling if you like. Silver Kuckled LOAFER Styled with a Western Accent!—see its shiny Silver "Cowboy" buckle! Casual and Comfy...for or your outdoor life! Smooth Brown Elk—with pure gum crepe sole to cushion your steps! Special Purchase Value at $3*501 TRADE YOURS IN TODAY Months to Pay Gerard Photo WEDDING VOWS EXCHANGED—First Methodist church was the setting for the wedding of Florence Irene Hubacher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hubacher, R. F. D. Mason City, and Arthur. Paul Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, 212 12th S. E., on Oct. 8, the 24th wedding anniversary of the bride's parents. The double-ring ceremony was read by the Rev.* — — Lloyd Gustafson before the altar which was decorated with tall baskets of fall flowers, palms and candelabra. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white slipper satin gown, extending into a train, with Bertha collar and illusion net yoke with an over-lay of Chan-, tilly lace. Her lace - trimmed fingertip veil of illusion was held by a Juliet cap of pearls and lace. The bridal bouquet was of white roses, white shattered mums and ivy leaves, carried on a white Bible, a gift from the bridegroom. Nuptial music was played by Mrs. Howard Dodge and the vocal solos, "I Love,, You Truly" and "Because" were by Edward Bistline, accompanied by Mrs. Dodge. The candles were lighted by Sharon and JoAnna Brunsvold, cousins of the bride. Attending the bride were her aunt, Miss Marie Hubacher, maid of honor, wearing a floor-length sheer gown of aqua and carrying bronze mums, with bridesmaids, LaVonne Hubacher, sister of the bride, and Erma Wagner, sister of the bridegroom, attired in orchid, with flower headdresses and carrying identical bouquets o£ golden mums. Flower ^irls were Linda Miller, niece of the bridegroom, and Judy Eske, wearing identical white taffeta dresses. Paul Wagner, uncle of the bridegroom, served as bestman and Johnnie Hubacher, brother of the bride, and Dale Wagner, uncle of the bridegroom, Floyd and Charles Hubacher, brothers of the bride, were ushers. Mrs. Hubacher, mother of the bride, was attired in a two-piece black dress with embroidery trim and black accessories. Mrs. Wagner, mother of the bridegroom, was gowned in black and both wore identical corsages of red roses and white mums. Following the wedding, a reception was held in the chapel with Mrs. J. C. Dickinson, Miss Lenore Gulbranson and Mrs. Frank Brooking acting as hostesses. Yellow roses and white tapers in crystal holders decorated the bridal table which was centered with a 4-tier wedding cake, decorated with white roses, pale yellow rosebuds and green leaves, and surmounted wit't the traditional bride and briaegroom. Mrs. Paul Hert, aunt of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Norman Brunsvold, aunt of the bride, poured. The bride's cake was served by Mrs. Ella Hubacher, grandmother of the bride. In charge of gifts were Mrs. Floyd Hubacher, sister-in-law of the bride, Mrs. Laverne Miller, sister of the bridegroom, and Mrs. Joe Rowe. Miss Dolores Heidenreich had charge of the guest book. Also assisting at the reception were Mmes. Maude Maxson, Maynard Fessenden, Marshall Brown, Fred Plath, Clyde Buck, O. C. Gundlach and Claude Whitney and Marcia Brown, Mary Kofoot, Elizabeth Jensen, Bonnie Buck and Harriet Hert. Attending the ceremony from out of the city were: Mr. and Mrs. Lavcrnc Miller and daughter of Clear Lake, Dale Wagner of Fort Riley, Kans., Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Ashman and son of Northwood, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Klein of Carrington, N, Dak., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Godfrey and daughter of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brunsvold and daughters of Kensett, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hubacher and daughter of Lake Andes, S. Dak., Celia Stadmiller, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stadmiller and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kreuger of Luana, Mrs. Lottie Wood of Cedar Falls, Mrs. H. W. Erickson of Fort Dodge, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Anderson of Rock Falls, Fred Thorne of Rolfe and Ava Manlove of Sioux City. For going away the bride wore a wine suit with black accessories. Following a wedding trip to Chicago and the east the couple will be at home at 223 12th S. E., Mason City. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wagner are graduates of Mason City high school. Mr. Wagner attended Mason. City junior college, served lor 2 years in the navy and is employed with the Northwestern Distributing company. Mrs. Wagner is a graduate of the Mercy hospital school of nursing and will be employed in the office of Dr. A. J. R. Stueland. found themselves singing on the "Hour of Charm" Tuesday evening in the Roosevelt fieldhouse, something they had certainly not dreamed of when they bought their tickets from Business and Professional Woman's club and Lions club members for the concert. This privilege of vocalizing with Phil Spitalny's ' All Girl Orchestra came as a surprise, at least to me and I maintained the usual discrete lips-moving-but- no-sound on the high notes of the national anthem and came in strong on the low ones. "The Star Spangled Banner" wound up an evening of good entertainment by the orchestra which provided everything from boogie-woogie to not quite Bach. With soloists in brass, strings and voice, the variety and excellence of the program made a strong appeal to all the listeners. It was a little startling to find such a strong ' brass section in a woman's orchestra and nothing short of delightful to watch and hear the lady drummer, Viola Smith, who had a solo, "Drum Concerto," and who sparkled throughout the evening, especially in "Bumble-Boogie," in which the pianist starred. Nothing which happens to "The Flight of the Bumble-Bee" can probably amaze the composer apy more, after Jack Benny, but the All Girl orchestra used it happily in the boogie-woogie number and also in a comedy bit performed by 3 young ladies who with vocal acrobatics and dramatizing got a good deal of fun out of it and also out of "The William Tell Overture." Following a'dashing paraphrase on ."The Battle Hymn of the Republic," the orchestra's opening number, Gloria, one of the orchestra's vocalists, appeared to charm the audience with melodies from "The Merry Widow." Her encore was "Listen to the Mocking Bird," in which the flutist, Marilyn Martin, assisted. Miss Martin's talents were also eVident in a number of other solos which enhanced various selections including the "Drum Concerto." A brilliant performance by "Siboney" by the entire orchestra was followed by some outstanding trumpet music by Janet McLain whose solo was "Russian Fantasy." A trumpet quartet offered a resounding interpretation of "My Old Kentucky Home." Came next Jeanie the conti'al- to whose solo was "Sweet Little Jesus Boy," followed by "Riders in the Sky," done with choral background, and "Through the Years." The talented pianist, Louise, had her day in Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," which concluded the first half of the program. "Saber Dance" was the opening for the alf of the program which brought a 3rd vocal soloist, Joan singing "The Bell Song" from "Lakme" and an encore, "The Last Rose of Summer," with harp accompaniment by Ann Stoddard. Miss Stoddard also performed a harp solo. The 2nd half of the program also brought Evelyn and her Magic Violin, or Evelyn and her Magic, to quote Mr. Spitalny. The magic included "Ziguenerweisen" and "Some Enchanted Evening," as solos and 2 selections with the strings, "Fiddle - Faddle" ana "Hora Staccato." Louise, the pianist, played "Capricioso" by Dohnanyi and this was followed by "The Lord's Prayer," sung by Jeanie with a choral background. "The National Emblem March" by the entire ensemble concluded the performance, .except for the nationa anthem. Thoughts while viewing the beauties of nature: Playing a hort is worse on the lipstick than eating an apple. There is something •to be said for the new short hair cut. Jeanie does not wear falsies. Bifs About 'Em Delegates to the 3rd district meeting of the Iowa Federation of Women's Clubs at Cresco Tuesday were Mrs. George Gitz, Mrs. Kermit M3'li, Mrs. H. B Major, Mrs. C. L. Payne and Mrs. L. W. Kornbaum, all of the Universal Mothers club. Miss Mary Heneman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Heneman, 32 Vermont S. E., has pledged Chi Theta social group at Cornell college where she is a sophomore. This is a voluntary organization of students to carry on social and recreational programs under the direction of a faculty adviser. The college has neither fraternities nor sororities. Bertha Sando Is Wed at Jackson Announcement is made of the marriage of Bertha Irene Sando of Mason City and C. O. Shultz of Spirit Lake, performed Oct. 8, at the Methodist church in Jackson, Minn. The couple will be at home on a farm near Spirit Lake. Past Officers Are Honored During Meeting Unity Chapter No. 58, O. E. S. leld a membership dinner in the Masonic temple Tuesday evening with about 200 present, guests including Mrs. Luella Hanson, of Britt, grand representative of Delaware in Iowa, Mrs. Lydia Blasier, Britt, and A. R. Lenz, grand chapter committee members. The past matrons and patrons were introduced. During a ceremony in which the star points took part; the associate matron presented the past officers a gift from the chapter. Those present were Mmes. Lue E. Paiton, H. C. Fisher, Matilda Graham, A. R. Lenz, Minnie E. Griffith, Olivia Smith, John Balfanz, Jesse Mathewman, J. C. Dickinson, F. L. Hudson, R. J. Hughes, C. W. Corby, A. W. Paxton, E, J. Koser, Vern Mettler, Leona R, Schmaehl, J. C. Ohrt, and Miss Lurana Warner. Patrons presented were Mr. Fisher, C. C. Halphide, Harold Griffith, W. H. Paxton,, C. E. Bryant, Mr. Lenz, F. J." Riley, Mr. Koser, R. J. McEwen, Jacob Nagel, W. H. Nicholas and George C. Senn. Mrs. Patton, senior matron, and Mr. Koser, patron, thanked the chapter for the gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Blasier presented Mrs. Senn, worthy matron, a gavel. The degrees were confered on 3 candidates, Floyd E. Wade, worthy patron, assisting Mrs. Senn. Fred E. Walls operated the signet. The next meeting will b« Nov. 1. QUALITY DIAMONDS ADY'S WATCH SHOP 19 West State Phone 889 This Is NATIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN'S WEEK — October 9-15 "Boost Your Town—It Boosts You" JEWELRY 102 North Federal Children enjoy frosting cookies; make the frosting by moistening a half cup of confectioners sugar with a few teaspoons of milk and tint with food coloring. 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