Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 26, 1948 · Page 13
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THIS WEEK AT THE THEATERS MOVIE 'DARING DAUGHTERS—Edward Arnold has a problem on his hands with these lively youngsters in "Three Daring Daughters," showing at the Cecil theater from Sunday through Wednesday. It's the story of 3 fun loving daughters on an ' exciting escapade, a surprise hit filmed in beautiful technicolor. v *-«— yt GETTING NOWHERE — Peter Lawford seems to be getting nowhere with Patricia Marshall in "Good News," showing currently at the Strand theater. June Allyson has the leading role opposite Lawford. BATTLE ROYAL—Errol Flynn as Robin Hood stages a battle royal with his enemy, Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone), in a dramatic moment of "The Adventures of Robin Hood," showing currently at the Palace theater. Olivia de- Havilland plays opposite Flynn in this story of adventure in technicolor. RE VIE WS By CARL WRIGHT "Three Daring Daughters," vhich opens at the Cecil theater unday, offers a surprise hit, in echnicolor, of something a little iff event in the way of movies. They're off on an exciting es- apade and what fun—and music, eanette McDonald, Jose Iturbi, ane Powell, Edward Arnold and THEATERS AT A GLANCE "ECIL—"Duel in the Sun" closes Saturday. "Three Daring: Daughters" starts Sunday. 'ALACE— "The Adventures of Robin Hood" now showing. TRAND—"Good News" and "Arkansas Swing" now showing. TATE—"Apache Rose" and "Gas House Kids Go West" close Saturday. "Spoilers of the North" and "The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap" open Sunday. jAKE—"Montana Mike" and "My I)o£ Rusty" close Saturday. "T-Men" and "Fabulous Joe" open Sunday. "ARK—"You Were Meant for Me" now showing. THE WISTFUL WIDOW—Marjorie Main teams with Abbott and Costello in <: The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap," showing at the State theater from Sunday through Monday. It is a howling .•success story of the way this trio set the roaring west in a panic. Audrey Young and William Ching provide the romance. FLAPPER AGE — Dan Daiiey and Jeanne Grain are the stars of the gay musical, "You Were Meant for Me," showing currently at the Park theater. It's a story of the terrific twenties —before the big crash. FABULOUS JOE—Fabulous Joe is a dog, a talking dog, in the picture by the same name, scheduled at the Lake theater from Sunday through Monday. The picture features Marie Wilson and it's in color, playing on the same bill is the powerful story of the treasury's tough guys, "T-Mcn." Nation's Farm Housing Lags Third of Rural Homes Need Major Repairs Washington, (/P)—Several years of high income have given many farmers a chance to get themselves better houses than they've ever had. But most still have a good way to go to catch up with their city cousins. The commerce department reports that last year American farmers spent about $1,000,000,000 for new houses, repairs and remodeling. Some agriculture department specialists say the ac, tual figure may have been 25 per cent higher. No Gain in Sight These same experts said 1948 farm construction should be about the same as last year's. But despite this high level of activity, many farmers still live in inadequate houses and their prospects of getting better ones are not too bright. The controversial Taft-Ellender- Wagner housing bill, passed by the ., senate but sidetracked by the . house this year, contains provisions designed to improve the outlook lor farm housing. Efforts to revive this measure are expected in the coming special session of congress. Chief goal of farm housing features in the bill is to make credit for farm construction more liberal and more flexible. Opponents of the provisions say too little is known of farm housing needs. Census figures afford the main evidence that farm housing is improving but still lagging behind urban dwellings in quality. Many Overcrowded In a housing study, the census bureau shows that in 1940 one- third of the nation's farm houses needed major repairs and a 6th per cent were overcrowded. By last year, however, only about 19 per cent required major repairs and some 10 per cent of occupied farm dwellings were overcrowded. Aided by the rural electrification program, farmers stepped up the proportion of farms with electric lights from 31 per cent in 1940 to 59 per cent last year. Yet only (5.8 per cent of city housing needed major repairs in 1947, and overcrowding—generally supposed to be worst in cities— was 4.4 per cent in urban centers against 10 per cent on farms. Two-thirds of U. S. farm houses in 1947 lacked running water and 'only 4.5 per cent of city houses were minus it. Only one-fifth of the farm dwellings had bathtubs and toilets, against 83.9 per cent in city homes. More Bathtubs This contrast existed even though farmers had nearly doubled the number of bathtubs on farms from 1940 to 1947—from 810,000 to 1,507,000. Census records indicate that the northeast region ranks first in quality of farm housing. The north , cenii-al states vie with the west for 2nd best. The 12 midwestern states stand 2nd in comparative absence of overcrowding and small percentage of dwellings needing big repairs. But this tier—including Ohio Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Jtowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Mis- Bouri—trails the western grpup in percentage of farms with running water. The midwest states have Just 33.5 per cent of farm houses with such facilities. Puerto Rico was discovered by Columbus in 1493. Orchard Man on Mitchell County FHA Committee Osage—Walter W. Fox, Orchard, has been appointed to succeed William M. Young, as committeeman on the Farmers Home Administration committee for Mitchell county. Serving with'Fox are William H. Biederman, Osage, and John L. Anderson, Tlicevillc. The committee has an important part in securing supervised credit in the county. Each applicant borrowing money must be approved by the committee of 3. An over-all administrative program for the county is also the business of the committee in conjunction with the Farmers Home Administration. Wisconsin Couple Injured in Crash Algona—Mr. and Mrs. Chris Branger of Mondovi, Wis., were taken to their home by ambulance from the Kossuth hospital Friday. They were injured Thursday when their car and a Farmall tractor driven by Cletus Studer of Luvernc collided at an intersection 3 miles east of Algona. All 3 suffered head gashes and Mrs. Branger injuries to her left leg. In the accident the tractoi; overturned and one wheel was thro%vn 50 feet into a nearby field. There was extensive damage to both vehicles. Manly —Mrs. William Connors and daughters, Patricia and Mary, left Friday for Amboy, 111., where they will visit their daughter and sister, Mrs. Wilbur Haws, and family. They will also visit a sister of Mrs. Connors at Waterloo. IOWA S WONDER BALLROOM The Beautiful S U R NORTH SHORE CLEAR LAKE FREE PARKING & CHECKING TONITE Saturday, July 24 LYNN KERNS TOMORROW NITE Sunday, July 25 Charlie Spivak AND HIS WORLD FAMED ORCHESTRA Air Conditioned Late IIii* From SURF at 3:00 A. M. Friday anil Saturday Nights DANCE Riverside Barn 725 North Kentucky Sat., July 24 MUSIC BY MALEK'S ACCORDION BAND FOR BOOTH RESERVATIONS e Zerk's Sells to Best Hardwcsr First Branch of New Firm Is Established Charles City—V. P. Zierke, owner of the Zerk's Home and Auto Supply Store, 211 South Main street, has sold out to the Best Hardware and Appliance Company, of Fairfield. Zierke will now establish a service for the sales and service of sewing machines and vacuum cleaners. "The Best Hardware and Appliance Company store here will be under the management of Leonard Kane," W. II. Bockes, vice president of the corporation stated Friday. Kane is a graduate of Parsons college in Fairfield and was a star quarterback in football and a forward in basketball during his college career. He served 2 A years in the marines with a term in overseas duty. He is married and has 2 children. This is the first branch of the newly formed corporation. Other members are Leonard "Red" Metcalfe, Dick Ives, and Ted Buckwald. Ives and Metcalfe were former basketball stars at Iowa Uni- versity and Buckwalcl was a football star at Iowa State Teacher College, Cedar Falls. Ives was all American in the 1944-1945 season President of the corporation i Charles T. Stuart, and secretary treasurer is H. A. Sallender. Thi store will close for an extensiv' remodeling job and the date of th' opening will be announced later. Veterans' Office at Algona Closes Alffona—A veterans' adminis tration itinerant office in chargi of Laurence Misbach for this are c closed Friday. Mr. Misbach ha been transferred to the regiorta office at DCS Moines and will star on his new job Monday. He ex pects to move his family to De Moines as soon as living quarter can be found. Harry Davenport supply- the all- star cast. And Larry Adler adds much to the production. The gowns are glamorous, the settings are beautiful and the nusic is gay and glorious. M-G-1V las produced a lot of good enter- .ainmcnt in this one. «j— *i* «i. '** -*^ i- Robin Hood, the magic nam Beloved the world over, is castin? its spell currently at the Palac theater. Warner Bros.' magnifi cent technicolor production, "Th Adventures of Robin Hood," star Errol Flynn and Olivia DeHavil land. It's exciting entertainmen and is considered one of Holly wood's most popular films. Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, Alan Hale, Patric Knowles, Melville Cooper, Ian Hunter, Una O'Connor, Montague Love, Robert Warwick and Eugene Palletlc are in the supporting cast. *<- O> .J, i 1 * -T- -r» The Broadway stage star of Oklahoma," Joan McCracken, xvas recruited by M-G-M for a featured role in the technicolor film, "Good News," showing currently at the Strand theater. She dances the strenuous Varsity Drag of the '20s. Starred in the picture re June Allyson and Peter Law-1 ord. On the same bill "Arkansas wing" is playing as the co-hit. Raspy-voiced Mar jorie Main peaks the most lilting, poetic ialogue of her screen career in naking love to Lou Costello in The Wistful Widow of Wagon Jap," which opens Sunday at the State theater. Miss Main quotes rom -the romantic passages of dime store novels in trying to win he fat comedian's interest. For he co-hit, Paul Kelly and Adrian Booth are co-starred in "Spoilers of the North.'- "T-Men," power-packed drama based on actual Treasury Department records, opens at the Lake theater Sunday. It is a first limpse into the workings of the least publicized of all govern- rient agencies. Dennis O'Keefe is :he star of the film. Also featured on the bill is "Fabulous Joe," the story of a talking dog. * # # Jeanne Grain and Dan Daiiey are the stars of "You Were Meant For Me," the story of the wonderful flapper age of the '20s, showing currently at the Park theater. Hearts beat wildly and feet tap madly in this dizzy, dazzling picture, set to the tune of the Charleston. Meters $20,000 in 1st Year Charles City—Receipts from CharNSfCity's 307 parking meters passed the $20,000 mark estimated for the first year of operation, by $7.09, records of the city clerk's office showed Friday. June showed the heaviest receipts which totaled $1,897.50, other months being slightly lower. Half the revenue is set aside to pay for the meters, with the balance accruing to the city. Knights Eat Watermelon Charles City—About 200 attended the Knights of Columbus watermelon party held Thursday night after the band concert. The party was sponsored by Christy Manthai, grand knight, for the members of the order and their wives and girl friends. Next week after the band concert, another party will be held, this time a cantaloupe feed. Theft Made Easy Manitowoc, \Vis., (U.R)—A thief had it easy when he robbed the Herbert Schisel home of more than $1,000. Schisel had left the combination of the safe on a piece of paper, conveniently located under the safe. Son Does Honors Irons, Mich., (U.R)—When Dominic Judias married Mrs. Louise Rimkus, the ceremony was performed by his son, the Rev. Father Walter Judge. July 24, . 1JH8 Mason City Gleb«-G«iett«, M«f on City, 1 Algona to Construct 60 Blocks of Sewers Algona—One hundred interested properly owners attended a public hearing at a special council neeting on arguments for or against some. 60 blocks of sanitary sewer. Following the hearing the coun- voted to put the sewer in. The approximate cost is estimated at $83.000. Bills will be called for and it is expected the contract for the job will be let Aug. 19. Ionia—Mr. and Mrs. Flavian Bonifig of California have been visiting the former's brothers, Ray Bonifig and wife and Evroul Bon- ifig and family. NOW! END TUESDAY JUNE ALLYSON IN "GOOD NEWS" ALSO "ARKANSAS SWING' Clear Lake's Greatest Entertainment m MONTANA MIKE .T. MY DOG RUSTY SUNDAY and MONDAY In Color Fabulous Joe Marie Wilson Walter Abel Continuous Sunday from 1 P. SI. BIG ICE CREAM TREATS at THE SODA GRILL NOW! ENDS TUES. \'JSTO$Y5 GREATEST ADVlNTURSftllVK AGAIN! ait. ITS SPfCTACtetM COIOK Sr WARNER BROS. / anjsut /* - Plus "Footlight Rhythms" and Color Cartoon HAVE YOU ENTERED THE 'DUDE GOES WEST" CONTEST? ENDS SAT. Ml DUEL IN THE SUN" In Technicolor Gregory Peck — Jennifer Jones Sat, July 24 MUSIC BY RAY ALTO'S COWBOYS CLKAIl t.AKK ftflt THRU SUN V* X*Fim Continuous Sunday From I P. M. or PRIVATE DANCES Phono 5102-J DANCE BALLROOM Manly, Iowa Sat., July 24 Music by the Scandinavian Accordion Band Ends Sat.: "Apache Rose" and "Gas House Kids Go West" STARTS SUNDAY STARTS SUNDAY ALSO PAUL K£LLV- ADRIAN BOQTti - EVELYN ANKERS JOIN THE FUN! Sponsored by George Eckhardt Post 8618, V.F.W. Tuesday and Wednesday JULY 27, 28 Parade, Tuesday, 11 a.m. Led by Sheffield Band and Twirlers in Uniform. Three divisions. 2 Baseball Games Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., Sheffield vs. Rockwell Wednesday, 2:30 p.m., Claydiggers vs. Charles City High School. 3-game series play-off. Band Concert Tuesday, 8:00 p.m., Legion Park Dancing Two Nights Mack's orchestra will furnish the music at on Tuesday and Wednesday nights Half. Merriam - Robinson Shows - Rides On the midway both days Come Early, Stay all Day! Everybody's Welcome! Lovin on an ex- escapade... merrq mix up .fMATBMONX MUSIC TOLL To The GLAMOROUS GOWM5 a«d -H»e KAUTIFUL •SITING* the dances the Memorial STARRING- MCDONALD JOSE jTURSi POWELL EOWAftO ARNOLD "Little Tinker" Cartoon LATEST WORLD NEWS Plan to Attend the Matinee and Avoid the Evening Crowds Doors Open 12:30 Show Starts 1 :00 O'clock g Hits I WALK ALONE" Burt Lancaster — Excitement Lizabeth Scott • Action "SITTING PRETTY" ROUERT MAITRKEN YOL'NG O'HARA A COMEDY THAT GOES BEYOND CLIFTON WEBB HILARITY The Emperor Waltz' BING CROSBY — JOAN FONTAINE IT'S WITTY . . . IT'S IN UAmANT TECHNICOLOR 'SILVER RIVER" ERROT, FI.YNN — ANN SHERIDAN AN EPIC AS BOUNDLESS AS AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS GREAT STARS! GREAT STORY! GREAT PICTURE! "STATE OF THE UNION" VAN JOHNSON ADOLPHE MENJOU (CATHERINE HEPBURN ANGELA LANSBURY SPENCER TRACY LEWIS STONE A RIB-TICKLING COMEDY DRAMA DON'T MISS ANY OF THESE HITS AT MASON CITY'S FINEST AND BEST THEATER

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