Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on October 1, 1949 · Page 42
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 42

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, October 1, 1949
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/J vUeek at ijour By LYDIA MARGARET BARRETTE, Mason City Librarian (EDITOR'S NOTE: Miis Barrette's column this week is the subject of a talk she gave on the KGLO Forum hour broadcast Wednesday evsninr.) . Questions are Hying around the library these days such as ducks u m ^ fPV 1111 or grackles chattering on the lawns. There were 5 calls about the Gerard photography exhibit before it was hung: two of the calls m person. T v» e , children in Mr - Gerard's portrait studies are charming and the little typed notes about lenses, cameras, exposures and film are helpful- to amateur photographers*- * and answer a lot of questions on techniques before they are asked aloud. This is a well organized as well as a beautiful exhibit and people are enjoying it. The pictures will be on display for 10 days or 2 weeks more. Another photography exhibit is to follow it. Giving out this information in advance lets people look forward to the North Iowa Camera club exhibit, an,d speeds up the giving of information. Asks Questions on Speed HERE and THERE Fredericksburp — Mrs. John Brightbill of Lebanon, Pa., is the guest of her son-in-law and daughter, the Rev. and Mrs. Dean Farrington, and family. Goodell—Ora Johnson and his son-in-law, Earl Van Buskirk, have returned home from a fishing trip in Canada and northern Min- Hess 16 nesota. Marble Rock—Delia! Waterloo visited in the home of his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hodges. Lake Mills — Mrs. Julia Dahl, There are so many questions at Jthe library on speed: What is the ^record for round the world flight? What is the world air speed record? A check of the last New York Times index indicates that B-50 Lucky Lady II, Pilot, Capt. J. Gallagher, gets air force association award for round the world flight and the same index leads to a brief article in the July 13, 1949 paper which says that Curtis Wright corporation has announced the completion of a jet nozzle that creates air speed of 1,200 miles an hour. Of course, as to speed records, they are being broken week by week and the library and the indexers have a hard time to keep up with them. There are 20,000 news facts twice s. month indexed in the Mew York Times index which is a great help on current questions. Probably the majority of questions you are asked to answer in a day are questions concerning current events and a wide range of general questions requiring factual information that can't he found in an encyclopedia. Newspaper Index When the questions are local, the library has a small newspaper * index which staff members wish went back 50 years when one club member comes and wants to know the state of business, the industries and the churches, the entire environment of Mason City 50 years ago. Such questions as: Who made ' the first official landing at our airport here? What airplane accidents have happened near Mason City? can be located through the . local newspaper index. World news is, of course, left to the New York Times index, The Readers Guide, and Facts on File. Making indexes and notes from magazines is important reference .work. It makes informatioa available. Of 'course, old newspapers are hard to use and crumble even with careful handling. Some people may think that librarians like to keep newspapers on file in huge tomes or wrapped in big bundles in the old fashioned way. They may think that they are good that way to hide from visitors or to develop bulgy muscles or to collect dust, perhaps enough to grow potatoes. Microfilm Saves 95 Per Cent Room But most smart modern librarians prefer to have their newspapers on microfilm which take up 95 per cent less room, eliminates bulky dusty volumes and provides "" a photographic record of all the news. Some day the library here hopes, by working with the University of Iowa, to get all local papers on microfilm so that it will be more comfortable to make the source material of local history available to those who want it. We have all forgotten more than we remember so it is good to have facts speak for themselves through indexing services. Why doesn't this book have a call number? How can you tell whether a book under a man's name is by him or about him? "Elementary, my dear Watson," but these 2 catalog questions popped up this week and they are only easy if you know the answers. The students swarming around the catalog were relieved to understand that fiction doesn't need a call number because all novels are arranged alphabetically by author and that in the catalog it is easy to find books if you remember that the man's name is in black ink when he appears as author of a book and those entries file first and his name is in red ink when the book is about him. The red headings file after the black. On Milk Profits Compared with the industries, are milk company profits high or low? What about the farmers share? Why should milk be pasteurized? In a little pamphlet recently received at the library, these milk questions are answered. Pamphlets help a lot with reference service in our library as well as yearbooks such as "Municipal Year Book," the 1949 edition of which was ordered Sept. 21. It is expected to be able to answer 100,000 questions about our city and other cities. Even if it were more than twice the price it is, this book would be needed by libraries. Waitress Burned in Coffee Maker Blast Charles City — Miss Juanita Jones, a waitress at the Foster Drug store, was recovering Thursday from burns she received on her hands and arms when the top of a coffee maker blew off. Hot water in the appliance scalded her. Victor Foster of the firm attributed the accident to a mechanical fault in the coffee maker. Plan Open House Garner —Mr. and Mrs. Roy Railsback will observe their 25 h wedding anniversary Sunday with open house from 1 to 4 p. rn. at their home. By CARL WRIGHT Presenting a picture of the prizefight racket, "The Set-Up," showing currently at the Palace theater, co-stars Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter in exceptional characterizations. The film exposes the seamy side of the fight "game," with Ryan doing a masterly job of portraying an old and tired fighter who is sure he can win his way back to the top. Miss Totter handles the part of his wife who urges him to quit the racket before it is too late. In the co-feature, "Belle Starr's Daughter," a top cast of strong THEATERS AT A GLANCE CECIL— —"The Fountainhead" now show- ln f . PALACE — "Belle Slarr's Daujhler" and "The Set-Up" now showing. STRAND — "The Pftradlne Case" and "Home in San Anfone" close Friday. "Whispering Smilh" and "Unknown Island" open Saturday. STATE — "Tlie Untamed Breed" and Whirlwind Raiders" now showing. LAKE — "My Own True Love" now show- in*. DRIVE-IN — "Out of (he Blue" now showing. action players appears, including George Montgomery, Rod Cameron and Ruth Roman. * * * "The Fountainhead," showing at the Cecil theater, is the long- awaited picturization of the Ayn Rand best-seller. Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal are co-starred in this story of an independent- minded architect who will not submerge his creative ability and artistic ideals in order to be successful. The film describes the efforts of rich and powerful people to bend him to their way of thinking. * * * Alan Ladd guns his way into the wide open spaces in the tech- nicolor film, "Whispering Smith," which opens at the Strand theater Saturday. Co-starred in this story of railroad hijacking are Robert Preston. Brenda Marshall and Donald 'Crisp. Co-featured is "Unknown Island," with its prehistoric animals. * * * "The Untamed Breed," lavish western showing at the State theater, is an action film off the er, Dr. C. N. Freligh, and family of Waucoma. Lake Mills— Mr. and Mrs. Bud Lamping are the proud parents of a daughter born Sept. 10 at the Municipal hospital at Forest City. Rockford — Lloyd Jones and a crew of men have been blasting and excavating on the properly he recently purchased from Bert Hodge in the northwest part ot town where he expects to build a home. Kanawha — Mrs. Edward Tegland accompanied her sister, Mrs. Clair Olson, of Corwith, to Waterloo, where they visited ^neir parents. Swea City Recent guests of the Mrs. Gertie Simmons and a house guest, Mrs. Nellie Saetter, of Moorhead, Minn., and Arne and Clar ence Rye of Miami, Fla., were recent guests at the S. R. Torgeson home. Bancroft—Regina tserens is ill and Mrs. Norma Dudding is taking her place as teacher in the Bancroft public schools. Lake Mills—Miss Clara Johnson, telephone operator, leit for Dayton where she will visit at the Stephen LaValley home. Waucoma—Miss Carrie Freligh left for New York City Wednesday following a visit with her broth- Raymond Pischt and the George Butterfield, Jr., families, were the parental Howard Pischts of Shell Rock. Rockford — Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Kuhlemeier were recent guests in the home of their daughter anc son-in-law, Doctor and Mrs. Lloyd TASTY LUNCHES The Soda Grill well-trodden path of drama. Sonny Tufts, outdoor Barbara Britton and George "Gabby" Hayes are co-featured. "Whirlwind Raiders," co-feature, has Charles Starrett and Smiley Burnette with the Texas Rangers. * * A daring and sophisticated romance is showing at the Lake theater in "My Own True Love," costarring Phyllis Calvert and Melvyn Douglas, and featuring Wanda Hendrix, Philip Friend and Binnie Barnes. # * * "Out of the Blue," with George Brent, Virginia Mayo, Turhan Bey, Ann Dvorak and Carole Landis, is showing at the Drive-in theater. There are troubles and laughs a plenty. Suffers Heart Attack . Charles City—Mrs. Anna Hodge of Rudd, who has been convalescing from a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lowell j Sweet, 1114 Court street, has been taken to the Cedar Valley hospital. She will be under observation and receive treatment for thrombosis. Mrs. Hodge suffered the heart attack 3 weeks ago. DANCE Rudd, Iowa SAT., OCT. \ MUSIC BY THE MAPLE LEAF COWBOYS Riverside Barn 725 No. Kentucky, Mason City DANCE Sat., Oct. 1 Music by HAPPY JAKE and His KANSAS CITY COWBOYS Barn Available for Private Dances FOR RESERVATIONS PHONE 1192-J FREE DANCE TONIGHT Music by the COUNTRY CLUBBERS LEGIONNAIRE CLUB 317 North Federal DANCE AVALON BALLROOM MANLY, IOWA SAT., OCT. 1 Music By EARL HUNT AND THE DUDE RANCH BOYS DANCE TUES., OCT. 4, KENNY HOFER CECIL 2 NOW SHOWING TERP BALLROOM AUSTIN, MINN. THURSDAY, OCT. 13 s;i.50 PLUS TAX PER PERSON The Best Seller Rear! By 10 Million People! STARTS SUNDAY ENJOY the fun of playing- Shuffle Board at BOB'S SHUFFLE INN 222 So. Federal Sustafson, at their cottage in 1 Jlcar Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Pat Kuhlemeier, Cindy and Corky, joined the group. Rake — Mrs. Bertha Nelson is visiting at the home of her son-in- law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Carlson, and family at Sioux City. Sheffield — Mr. and Mrs. Bert Furness have returned from a 3 weeks' trip to California where they visited relatives. Their son, Richard, who lias been stationed with the U. S. navy, returned here with them. No. 2 Good Hunch Bet Seattle, (U.R)—On the 22nd day ot racing at Longacres, horse number 2 won the first race and horse number 2 won the 2nd race. The daily double payoff was $22. Miion City Qlobt-QaMti*. M»»«n City, I». Sept. SO, Deer yeur. shed their horns every I always stop at .Tim'* about noon — lie lakes yon nut {or the best lunch in the world at ... MAPLE INN CHICKEN . R,&S &TEAKS MASOKCITY Ph. 1839 ^ DANCE IN ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE 3F THE N.W.'S WONDER SHOW PLACE FREE PARKING FRIDAY, SEPT. 30 Kansas Cyclones SAT. — HANK WINDERS SUN. — LYNN KERNS NITE NO. 1 Tues., Oct. 4th—Old-Time 6 FAT DUTCHMEN Kickoff of Regular Tuesday Nite Old-Time Dance Feature NITE NO. 2 Thursday, Oct. 6th POLIO BENEFIT MORROW MELODIANS (All Girl Orch,) NITE NO. 3 Friday, Oct. 7th BOB'S HILLBILLIES NITE NO. 4 Saturday, Oct, 8th MAL DUNN (Modern) NITE NO. 5 Sunday, Oct. 9th "386 POUNDS OF MAN" TINY HILL With His Great Band Popularizer of "Angry" $1.23 -|- Tax Per Person IOWA'S WONDER SHOW PLACE NO. SHO'RE • CLEAR LAKE. IA. FREE DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT ADMISSION BY MEMBERSHIP CARD VFW 1315 4th St. S. W. STATE NOW UNTAMED BREED 55 TOFTS -umiiBBinOll HHES CO-HIT Charles Starrett as The Durango Kid Smiley Burnelte The West's No. 1 Comic in "Whirlwind Raiders" SATURDAY and SUNDAY TOP SIRLOIN STEAK $1.25 BARBECUED RIBS $1.25 Complete Dinner Hot Baking Powder Biscuits, French Fries, Salad and Coffee CURLEY'S CAFE Highway 18 Opposite the Surf Parking Lot Clear Lake 1949 9-A NOW! THRU MONDAY New Outlaw Queen / George MONTGOMERY Bod Ruth CAMERON•ROMAN fiewjeTrius -/UaMer- Wabet Fort POLIO BENEFIT DANCE! SURF BALLROOM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 MORROW'S MELOD1ANS 10-PIECE ALL-GIRL • ORCHESTRA AND ENTERTAINERS BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! The Dillon Co. — Ray Seney's Jewelry — Decker Bros, and At All Service Clubs ADMISSION ONLY $1.00 «„„. ™. x«.,> Sponsored by Amvets Post 92 100% of Proceeds Go to Cerro Gordo County Polio Fund HAVE FUN AND DANCE — KILL POLIO'S CHANCE NOW! THRU SAT. Action With Music! FATHER VERSUS SON FOR THE SAME WOMAN'S AFFECTION! "MY OWN 'TRUE LOVE SI WRING i MELVYN DOUGLAS j PHYLLIS CALVERT AVanda Hendrix SUNDAY AND MONDAY The "Shape" of Things to Come! Plus—March of Time "Farming Pays Off" Disney Cartoon—News—Continuous Sunday 1 to 11 ADDED—COLOR CARTOON — MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2 END FRI.—"THE PARADINE CASE"—"HOME IN SAN ATONE" STARTS SAT. MASON CITY'S NEWEST! •RIDING... FIGHTING... LOVING! ROBERT BRENDA DONALD PRESTON MARSH ALL CRISP ., •« Paramount!: • VMM •- • .Whispering " SMITH . * Color by TECHNICOLOR '-*WILLIAM DEMAREST " FAY HjlOtN-FRANK FAYUN —Plus— "UNKNOWN ISLAND" with Phillip Reed In Color ENJOY A DELICIOUS DINNER • CHICKEN • STEAKS • CHOPS REGULAR MEALS SPECIAL FOR FRIDAYS STRICTLY FRESH FISH DINNERS Everything Sparkling New and Clean at THE NEW HOLLYWOOD CAFE 220 South Federal OPEN EVERY SUNDAY "He can think of but one thing: at a time—and that's milk from IIERMANSON'S DAIRY." Hermanson Dairy Products Co., Inc. BOX OFFICE RAIN OR CLEAR — TWO SHOWS OPENS 6:45 EACH NIGHT — STARTING AT 7 AND 9 ADULTS 60c — CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE ON HIGHWAY 18 BETWEEN CLEAR LAKE - MASON CITY NOW SHOWING THRU SATURDAY His Wife Went To The Country . . . And He Went To Town Romance!... GEORGE BRENT - VIRGINIA MAYO TURHAN BEY • CAROLE LANDIS ANN DVORAK » MIDNIGHT SHOW SATURDAY For A Good, Biff Evening's Entertainment Come At 9 To See "Out Of The Blue" Then Stay Over for the Midnight Show "THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER" (No Advance In Price) SUNDAY AND MONDAY A Gal with Cultivating Ways! YOUNG-GOTTEN ETHEL u BARRYMORE THE

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