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:2VM^lÂ«SL*?Â£^Â£%?fnu " ^^ 2-A ' MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE DECEMBER 5 1935 CHOOSE MAN'S GIFT THROUGH HIS HABITS AND HOBBIES THEY ALL HAVE VEIN OF VANITY IN THEIR SYSTEMS Watch Them Tie Their Ties or Brushing That Head of Hair. What to give him? This has long ana fallacipusly been classed with such problems as "How old la Ann?" and that one about which came first the chicken or the egg? And like all of these problems the solution lies and succumbs to logical reasoning:. Let's look the man gift problem square In tha face. There has been a lot said that man is BO practical that the scope of things to give him is a limited one. Let's analyze that phase of the problem. First, is be so very practical, and secondly, if so, does that really contract the scope of selection? We've just a faint suspicion that almost all men have a streak of vanity In their make-up. If you don't believe that watch your man some time before a mirror when he is choosing a new suit or a new hat for himself. He's'just as critical and fussy and deliberate as any woman. The clothier knows that. That's why he has triplicate mirrors in his shop, so that men can look at themselves from all viewpoints. That Vein of Vanity. Watch him tlelngr bis tie; fussy and even fastidious about just the correct knot aid set of the tie. Watch him brushing his hair, he will preen and possibly change the part several .times until he gets just the proper set. Note him in the barber shop directing his hair cut. He'll even putter about the cholc of his eye glasses not entirely for fit but for becomingness. Don' make any mistake about that man He wants to look his. best at al times whether he is in the adoles cent age or on the edge of senility. If twitted on the subject he wil tell you it's natural self respect. He will evade the "pride in appear aoce" aspect. Or he may tell you that proper appearance is an ess en tial in his business and of course in this he Is unquestionably right Nevertheless, we are inclined to be lieve that there is still latent an un derlylngr strain of vanity' in the masculine make up. Let someone give him an atrociously patterned tie or let his clothier send him a sui that doesn't precisely fit. If you're present when these happen, watch his reaction and then stop up your caers if you don't want to hear "blue" while he "sees red." Consider the Play Boy. It has been said that "the man i Don 't Mar The Christmas Season With Battery Failures GENERAL piateiock BATTERIES Hard Rubber Keys Lock the Plates Rigidly in Place . . . Guard Against Chafing and Buckling ADD GREATLY TO BATTERY LIFE Fully 90% of all ordinary batteries fail prematurely because the plates buckle easily. Vibration causes chafing which wears away the separators, short circuits the plates and loosens the power producing minerals in the plates. The result is loss of power and short life. In General Plate-Lock Batteries, hard rubber keys lock all the plates rigidly in place as if cast in one piece. The plates cannot vibrate and chafe. Plate buckling and short circuiting are substantially eliminated. The result is greater power and much longer battery life. MULLIGAN SON Phone 2050 .1.13 West State St. only a boy grown up." The most fascinating: of his boyhood activities usually stick to him in some form or other when he grows to manhood For every man has his hobby. II may be golf, horseback riding, bowl ing, billiards, fishing, hunting, skat Ing, motoring tr any of the various things that men adopt as pet diver tissements. He may be stamp or coin or bug collector, a camera fan amateur musician, a devotee of cart games. Does all this support the idea that the scope of men's gifts is limited? Being practical in the choosing o men's gifts is solely a matter of studying his preferences and his preferences all come "within th gamut of men's activities. Surely these are wide enough; more so than a woman's. For proof, stop and figure for a moment the differen types of stores that cater entirely or by certain departments, to men's wants. There' are clothing 1 and haberdashery shops, smoke shops sporting goods stores, luggag' shops, billiard and bowling rooms hardware and jewelry stores anc others. Classify' Your Man. Let's make a more detailed analysis of men'a pursuits and pastimes and the things that go with them For instance for the traveling man ttiere is luggage to consider; the various types of grips, shaving-sets toilet cases, fitted bags, brief cases wallets, etc. Or he may be a. sportsman. A devotee of golf is apt to be In need ot some clubs, a new sweater, cap knickers, hose and there never wai a time when a golfer wouldn't welcome an extra dozen golf balls or a golf ball stamper, even in the dead of winter. If he is a football or horse racing fan how about a pair of fielc glasses? If he rides a horse, loves to skate, play billiards or bowl, if he is keen for fishing, hunting or any of the many sports each offers its suggestions for a gratifying gift. ' 'The List Widens. If the man you have in mind Is a motorist there is a long list of accessories to conjure with. Motor gloves or a robe; an electric cigar lighter, an auto radio; even a coupon book good at some convenient filling station for gas or other service. The man who is a hunter or a fisherman certainly provides a list of varied suggestions. Or be may be a home body. If so, gifts that contribute to his comfort are best chosen. A lounging robe or lounging- p a j a m a s , slippers, smokes, a humidor, a lighter, books, a radio or a reading lamp are among the recommended items. If he is a society man there are gifts for formal wear; waistcoat, dreas muffler or gloves or any of the many jewelry novelties that are specially pointed to the man. who adheres to formal proprieties. And Join Our 1934 CHRISTMAS Savings Club backed by the strength, management and experience of this bank 1VJL ORE and more people are learning how easy it is to set aside a small amount of money regularly. Saving money out of each pay check is not only good business .. . but also good training. This bank is eager to do everything possible to increase the number of people who save. Our 1934 Christmas Savings Club is now in full operation. The sooner you join and begin your regular savings, the more money you will have to spend next Christmas. there ia the man who is a natural host and likes to entertain in his own home. Tab these: A cellarette, a humidor, bridge sets, poker sets, cocktail shaker, rouiet outfit or a beautiful dressing robe or housecoat. Helpless Man Shopper Will Be Assisted Stores Full of Feminine Fripperies for Yule Gifts. This ia being vvirtten primarily for all those helpless males who furrow their brows and bite their nails from November until the twenty-fourth of December--and then, with the shops full of rapturous, glittering things, dash out at a quarter' to five and buy six pairs of silk stockings. However, we extend a cordial invitation to all women readers to keep on with this, too--because you may get a hint on just what to give that terrible friend of yours who has simply everything. If you have some one on your list who lives riotously and goes to parties and wears out dancing slippers faster than her little allowance can pay for them--we know some swell things you can give her! - SUly Little Muffs. There are lovely ostrich feather affairs that can be transformed into Mae West fans, or silly (but seductive) little muffs, or into handbags --which is a whole lot of things for one gift to be--you must admit. Or, you might give her a rhinestone diadem, which will make her look like a, princess out ot a fairy tale, but very smart just the same. At the same counter with these new head bands were some evening clips any girl would cry for--huge jeweled pieces, set with rhinestones galore and combined with ruby-colored or emerald-like gems. If you have been getting restless under this barrage of frivolity, just hold on! We're coming to more every day things. Have you seen those little velveteen blouses In aright jewel colors ? They look adorably gay and young--and yet they are as sensible a gift as you could pick out, eitiier for an older woman or a young thing. Initials in Mirrors. Then -there are mirror initials for landbags or for dresses. Everyone I know agrees they are terribly amart--especially the huge, modern nes. Wooden monograms are good looking, too, and have ah Infinite rtuimber of uses, ;'^ ' ,-;Â· 'Â· ' Â· N A New York shop advertises a 'neck-knack" counter--and '.women are flocking In for collars and gilets and such to disguise their last year's models. We think some of the brand new ideas would make _rand Christmas gifts--the Chinese- embroidered ones, for example, (fashion has gone Chinese, you know)--or the lame silk collars-or the glittering little sequin cape- lets and cuffs. Near a neckwear section we saw some very new scarfs that are awfully oo-la-lay-ee-oo, being little Tyrolean silk squares that you tie carelessly around your neck. They are Just the thing for those jaunty peaked hats with feather quills. We almost blush to mention gloves, and hankies and hose, because they seem so uninspired--but if you take the pains to sleuth out some she wouldn't buy herself, you really couldn't do bettor. FIRST NATIONAL BANK MASON CITY, IOWA fJffUtfitd with NORTHWEST BANCORPORATION SERVICES HELD FOR H, STOEBER Victim of Hit, Run Driver Taken to Charles City for Burial. Funeral services for Harold Arthur Stoeber, 28, who died at a local hospital Sunday from a skull fracture received when struck by a car driven by a hit and run driver Saturday night near Manly, were held at the Patterson funeral home Tuesday morning. The Rev. G. E. Heas, Charles City, pastor of the ChiintiBB church of that city, was in charge of the services. Burial was at Riverside cemetery at Charles City. Mrs. C. E, Gliman and Mrs. Don Wella sang- "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "The Old Hugged Cross." Harold Jones, Earl Spencer, Morgan Habner, Richard Edwards, Glen Smith and Mr. Johnson were pallbearers. Sturdivan Manager of Damon Shoe Dept. R. B. Sturdivan, formerly manager of the shoe department -in the Taylor store in DCS Moines, has been appointed manager of the shoe department at Damon's. Mr. and Mrs. Sturdivan, with their sons, Gary and Richard, have moved here and are living at 1129 N. Pennsylvania avenue. Tjihe Mills Co-Ed Pled fed AMES, Dec. 5.--Two Iowa State college coeds, Ruth Cook, sophomore home economics student from Des Moines, and Olive Jenson, home economics senior from Lake Mills, were pledged recently to Theta Sigma Phi, national professional journalistic society for women. Both wo men are majoring in technical journalism, and have written extensively for student publications. DENTAL SOCIETY PLANS PROGRAM Prominent Dentists Listed as Speakers at December Meeting at Hanford. The December meeting of the Mason City district dental society will be held at the Hotel Hanford Wednesday. It is a fellowship meeting of ethical dentists practicing within the 12 counties comprising' the Mason City district. The meeting will be held at the coffee shop and will start at 2 o'clock in the afternoon when Dr. Robert M. Way and his assistant from Iowa City will give a practical demonstration and talk on "Ethel Chloride Anesthesia for Children." "Dental X-ray Diagnosis" will be the subject of Dr. LoÂ«is T. Austin of the dental department of the Mayo clinic at Rochester, Minn He will speak at 3 o'clock. At .6:45 o'clock Dr. John Scholten of Cedar Rapids will give a short after dinner talk and Dr. C. E. Rudolph of Min- neapolis will speak on "Trends in Dental Practice" at 7:30 o'clock. Dr. Rudolph was a member of the national committee appointed to investigate the cost of medical ana dental care. Â· First of Series of A.M.O.S Card Parties on Thursday Night The first of a series of card parties to be given under the sponsorship of the A. M. O. S., playground organization of the I. O. O. F., will be held at the Odd Fellows' hall Thursday evening. Five hundred and bridge will be played. This function, which is open to the public, is arranged by a committee made up of Charles Crumb, chairman, John Robinson, Gene Kew, William Huffman and Stanley Hanks. This committee has planned STOP THE FLU Eby's Flu Capsules, 35c HUXTABLE DRUG CO. a series of entertainments for the next three months. That is, education results in Improving everything except the system of education.--Kc^singcr's Review. TRAIN THE CHILD'S FOOT In the Way It Should Go PROPER-BUILT SHOES and skillful, conscientious shoe fitting brings the child's foot up in the way it should go. L A I R D ' 14 E, State St. Whore Shoes Are Really Fitted GOOD JUDGEMENT In Men's Gifts Approach this problem of men's gifts sensibly. You know they never go out to buy trinkets or useless contraptions f or themselves. But they do take apparelling seriously. That's your cue to man's desires. Employ that tip in your selection of his holiday gifts. SMART TIES The very choicest of the stylish patterns; the richest silks. Very reasonably priced dÂ»-Â» and at Â«J) I up LOUNGING ROBES With him leisure is a luxury; comfort a boon. Don't you really believe he'd get a thrill out of a fine robe $Â£* 95 and as elegant as these at O" up RESTFUL PAJAMAS Ever since that happy day when pa-, jamas became popular as nightwear they won masculine favor over the flappy, characterless nightshirt because of their style and comfort attractions. These are perfect in fit $-f 95 and and fashion. A good value JL* up SHIRT STYLE The new textures, the newest of the smart patterns; 'the new collar treatments. Sensible gifts at-and up $1.50 HOW'S HIS HOSIERY? Even if he isn't abjectly in need of any, if he hasn't bought very recently he hasn't these new smart patterns in silk hose at-- 35c 50c 'GIVE GLOVES There's an i tl e a. Brown, tan, grey, buck, chamois; the kind that will go best with his overcoat. Noted makes here at-and up $1.95 These items represent just a few of the many, many items that you will find here, with the tremendous collections of gifty things and this store's enviable reputation for catering to men who are particular; you can get over nursing the idea that picking a man's gift is difficult. L ARN E R'S 13 SOUTH FEDERAL AVE.