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February 12, 1934

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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TWELVE THREE INJURED IN AUTO CRASH Car Driven by Hofer Hits Parked Auto on Clear Lake Road. Three persona were injured and others slightly bruised early Sunday morning when a car driven by Raymond Hofer, auditor for Mid Continent company, who resides at 215 Fifteenth street northwest, crashed into a parked car at Baker's comer two miles east of Clear Lake on the south 'road. "The "parked car, which Hofer claims had no lights on, was owned hy John C. Rasmussen, 410 Twenty-first street southeast. The Hofer car hooked on to the Rasnmssen car and both went into a ditch, practically wrecking both cars, " Hiss Luceila M. Swefger, 605 Del- .swara avenue northeast, who is a ·tenographer for the Standard Oil company, was taken to the Park hospital, suffering 1 from a broken an- :kle and Injured knee cap. She was riding: with Mr. Hofer at the time of the accident. Mr. Rasmussen was also taken to the Park hospital, suffering from cuts on the face and head and internal Injuries. Mrs. Merle Peters, 516 Fifteenth street southeast, who was riding in the Hofer car, received an arm fracture and bruises about the face. She was taken to the Mercy hospital. ,Mr. Peters, a salesman, and Mr. Hofer received minor bruises. The 'condition of all injured persons was 'reported to be fairly good Monday .by hospital authorities. , Claire Underkofler, Clear Lake, took the injured persons to the hos- .pltals following the accident. '. Britain does some things better. ·Instead of ordering the farmer to destroy his crop, she gives the fox ,hunters the run of the farm.--DCS Moines Register. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FRENCH PRETENDER Itoyallst sympathizers in the French riots, Including students and other members of the young generation, favored the return of a monarchy ivith Duo de Guise (above), pretender to the throne, ns king. (Associated X'ress Photo) Elma Boy Is Injured When Struck by Saw 'RICEVTLLB, Feb. 12.--Albert fJasmussen was badly cut on the face Friday afternoon when helping saw wood. The wood saw broke and a piece of the blade flew into the boy's face. He Is recovering. Legion Post Elects. ELMA, Feb. 12.--At a re-organ- zation meeting- of the local post of he American Legion, L. G. Robinon was elected commander, Charles Dudack, vice commander; W. H. Tate, adjutant; Cass Weber, finance officer, and Ernest Frederick, sergeant at arms. TWO RESIDENTS OF ALLISON DEAD Dailey, 84, and Sister-in- Law, Mrs. Flynn, Die; Rites Announced. ALLISON, Feb. 12.--Death took Thomas Dailey, 84, and his sister- m-Iaw, Mrs. Elizabeth Flynn, 83 both prominent residents of Allison. Both will be buried here. Mr. Dailey died Sunday morning. He had been an invalid since 1832, when he sufferad a. fractured hip Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at Immaculate Conception church, the Rev. J. C. Weineke of Cedar Falls m charge. Margaret Dailey of Greene will play the requiem mass Surviving are his wife, to whom he was married in Freeport, in and 10 children, William, Charles and Robert of Clarksville, Mrs Mary O'Brien, Mrs. Nellie O'Brien and Frank of Greene, Mrs Mable Kennedy of North Chicago, HI and Sidney, Oliver and Agnes of Allison Mrs. Fdynn died at 1:30 o'clock this morning from an attack of neart disease suffered Saturday morning. Funeral services will be ^eld at 10 o'clock Wednesday morn- ng at Immaculate Conception church, Father Weineke In charge. Her husband, Joseph Flynn, died 20 years ago. Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Will Gannon of Va- eria, Mrs. Clay Berringer of Hampton, Miss Geuevleve of Des Moines Sylvester of Eagle Grove, Emmet of Charles City and Jay, Anse and Willard of Allison. A granddaughter Mrs. Harry Chittenden of Des Moines, whom she, reared, also survives. FEBRUARY 12 1931 EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS UNIT NO. 4. HOW THE PIONEERS LIVED This is the twenty-third venture in the series of 26 explorations into the history of Iowa. One topic will appear in this paper each Monday during the school year. Meets at Lichty Home. LUVERNE, Feb. 12.--The Lu Verne Cemetery association met al iie home of Miss Grace Lichty with 35 women in attendance. The nex meeting will be March 8 at tht home of Mrs. William Baddeley. BIG NEW 1934 STUDEBAKER 4-DOOR SEDAN DELIVERED COMPLETE IN MASON CITY tmrnpere, spare «« and tube, metal lire cover and nnr coven, transportation and Federal tax paJd NOTHING MORE TO PAY ... AND LOOK WHAT YOU GET IN THIS BIG STUDEBAKER! Skyway style · Speedway stamina · Steel- reinforced-fay-steel bodies · Quadripoise suspension · Extra rigid X-member frame Dual-dome cowl · Airplane type bearings and insulation ·S-passenger seats front and rear · Luxurious upholstery and fittings, ·II come at delivered price quoted here Only a few dollars more for a Studebaker than the lowest priced cars! A L America will recognize instantly that this new Dictator is the greatest value ever offered in an automobile. This amazing new 1934 Studebaker 4-door sedan of speedway stamina and skyway style is the impressively big Dictator of traditional Studebaker high quality. Yet it costs you, delivered complete in this city with all equip, tnent included, only a few dollars mote than the very lowest priced cars. Studebaker has only one standard of construction--the finest. And this Dictator gives you Studebaker prestige and performance--sensational gasoline economy --and Studebaker's million dollar Quadripoise Suspension, the great safety and comfort development of 1934. This Dictator is built like a battleship--of steel reinforced by steel. It has stamina that was bred in the crucible of record-breaking stock car and Indianapolis Speedway racing -- a car sired by a line of champions! There are even lower priced Dictator models but the above sensational price is for a big 4-door sedan. Arrange to take a convincing trial drive today! Drive it and you'U want to own it. Distributor North Iowa Motor Company «20 NORTH .FEDERAL AVE. PHONE 896 MASON CITY DEALER KNIPSCHIELD MOTOR CO.--CHARLES CITY 7. To Learn About Pioneer Fun. The life of the pioneers in Iowa was not all hard work. They had fun too. The children played games, the young people went to parties, and the older folks had their own amusements. They all had to entertain themselves. Amusement was not provided foi them. There were no motion pictures or radio programs Living in the country, they used the resources and talent of the neighborhood. The simple practice of visiting was often enough to relieve .the strain of hard labor. The early settlers made pleasure out of some of theii work: They found virture in necessity. Because a man could neither build a cabin alone noi hire carpenters to do it, he invited his neighbors to help While the men laid up the walls, the women cooked a feast. They talked politics, tolc the news, and exchanged advice about the best ways of plowing corn, how to cure ague, what breed of swine was easiest to fatten, and many other topics. A "house raising" was thus a form of entertainment. Harvest, haying, and threshing times furnished other opportunities for the settlers to "change work." Threshing is still a community job in Iowa. In the early days log rolling, quilting bees, and husking bees were occasions for neighborhood gatherings. Holidays were often celebrated by some kind of social activity. Men enjoyed the kind of sports that required strength and speed and skill. The victor in wrestling, racing, or shooting proved himself to be a capable pioneer. He who could cradle the most.grain:in a day., split the most rails, or make the best ax handles was regarded as a champion. That is one reason why work which was done by a group of neighbors made such good sport. Horse racing, tugs of war, and wolf .hunts furnished similar opportunities for community fun and personal triumph. Cornhusking was a popular kind of entertainment in pioneer Iowa. Each young man at the bee chose a young lady for his partner, and then groups of partners had a contest to see which would be first to finish husking their pile of corn on the bam floor. A girl who husked a red ear was supposed to give a kiss to the man who saw her do it. If a man found a red ear he could claim a kiss from any girl. After the corn was husked, the floor was cleared for a barn dance. The pioneers enjoyed danc- Pop Goes the Weasel Miller Bov Weevily Wheat ing as much as people do now. But the early lowans danced in a different manner. Before 1850 they knew nothing of turkey and fox trots, tangoes, Charlestons, or other popular steps danced to the crash and wail of jazz music. When the young people gathered at a pioneer home for a long evening of fun, they were likely to prefer the quadrille or square dance. Four couples formed a "set" and went through various movements as directed by one who called out to "dos a dos," "allemande left," shashay all," "balance and swing," "grand right and left" and "promenade all." The llex^rnade up,, funny rhymes which he recited in a sing-song voice while the couples were doing the steps he announced. The dancers all kept in step with the lively music of the neighborhood fiddler. "Turkey in the Straw," "Irish Washerwoman," "Fisher's Hornpipe," Old Zip Coon," "The Girl I Left Behind Me," "Money Musk," "Arkansas Traveler," and "Old Dan Tucker," were some of the favorite tunes. At more formal parties the minuet, Virginia reel, cotillion, polka, schottische, and waltz restored any dignity that might He lost during a rollicking square dance. Some people who thought dancing was wrong, enjoyed play-party or singing games. Nobody objected to that kind of folk dancing. Besides it was not always possible to find a fiddler. The old dancing games could be played any time, in the house or out on the grass, if one of the company knew the movements and- the tune. The words of the songs could be made up if no one remembered them. That is the reason why the play-party songs had so many verses that were not the same in all localities. One of the most popular singing-dancing games was "Miller Boy." Partners formed a circle with an extra person, the miller in the center. The ring of players then went around on the right, singing: "Oh, happy is the miller boy Who lives by the mil], He takes his toll With a free good will, One hand in the hopper And the other in the sack, The ladies step forward And the gents step back." At the beginning of the last line each boy let go of the arm of his partner and tried to take the arm of the girl behind him. The miller also tried to get a partner and if he succeeded the boy left without had .to be the miller. The pioneers had fun playing another game that seemed to be made especially for them. The players joined hands, the girls to the right of the boys, and danced around to the left, singing: : 'A nickle for a spool of thread, "A penny for a needle, That's the way the money goes, Pop goes the weasel." On the last line all dropped hands, partners locked arms and swung around, and the one in the middle tried to get a partner. Then they sang another stanza. Maybe it wouU be: "My Mary's got the whooping cough, Johnnie's got the measles, That's the way the money goes, Pop goes the weasel." "Weevily Wheat" was sure to be played at a pioneer party It was one of the prettiest singing dances. The movements were supposed to imitate weaving--shooting the shuttle from side to side, passing the wooJ over and under the warp, anc tightening the threads to make the cloth. Meanwhile the dancers sang: s "Oh, I won't have none of your weevily wheat, And I won't have none of your barley, But I must have some of the best of wheat, To bake a cake for Charley.' Not all of pioneer fun, however, was light-hearted pleasure. Some amusements were based upon the use of wit and knowledge gained from books Spelling matches were popular in some communities. Anyone who could "spell down" the neighborhood was much respected. People took pride in being able to spell hard words. In some places debating societies were formed by the men. They met once or twice a month, probably at the schoolhouse, to argue serious and foolish questions. The ladies might come to the meetings, but they could not belong to the club. Besides, debating was not supposed to be ladylike. Singing schools, however, were attended by both men and women, young and old. Everybody went and learned to sing under the direction of a leader who knew more' about music than the rest. The.young people also took advantage of the opportunity to do their court~ g . While many of the singing dances have been forgotten, and spelling matches and sirg- ing schools have gone out "of fashion, pioneer school-day games are still played by the children of Iowa. The names of such games as "Going to Jerusalem," "Wink 'em," "Spin the Platter," "Tin-tin," "Ruth and Jacob," "Hide and Seek," "Run Sheep Run," "Fox and Geese," 'Ante Over," and "Prisoner's Base" may vary slightly, but :he rules are the same as they used tc be. Activity Hints. 1. Sing some songs the pioneers knew. 2. Play some of the pioneer ·ames. 3. Learn to dance the minuet, Virginia reel, or some of lie singing games. 4. Read more about pioneer ames and dances in the February, 1929, number of the 'Palimpsest." Next week: "The Soi! of [owa." At Mason City THEATERS EDDIE OANTOR AS OEDD7US THE TASTER Eddie Cantor as Oedipus, the food taster for the Emperor Valerius in "Roman Scandals" which plays through Thursday at the Cecil theater, is as good as ever. However, the repeated attempts on Oedipus' life keep hotb him nnd the audience in hot water moat oE the time. ' * * * The "Invisible Man" Is one of the most fascinating productions released for quite some time, although it is utterly fantastic in its ideas. It proves the old adage that there are tricks in every trade, photography not excepted. Lew Ayres and June Knight give refreshing performances in the bus picture, "Cross Country Cruise." This double feature bill runs '.hrough Tuesday at the Palace. * * » Tuesday only "Wild Boy» of the Road" comes to the Iowa. With Frankie Darro and Dorothy Coonan giving- excellent performances, this picture portrays the tragedies connected with the thousands of boya and girls who are literally on the country, travelling from town to :own as test they can and eating only when and where they are able. * » * DOUBLE FEATURE PRO Q It AM AT STRAND "The Night of June 13," starring Clive Brook, Lila Lee and Charles Rug-gles, and "The Solitaire Man," which features Lionel Atwill, Herbert jr«rshall and Mary Boland are the pictures which will compose the double bill Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Strand. Both are fine shows and well worth one's time. » » o "The Big Shakedown," starring Charles Farrell and Bette Davis in a story of drug store racketeering, is half of the double bill which begins a three day run Wednesday at the Palace. Lilian Harvey, the rather cute young lady who was brought over here from Europe amidst much blah and ballyhoo, but has not seemed to 1 click at the box office, is featured with Gene Raymond In "I Am Suzanne." * * 9 PAUL ROBESON'S "EMPEROR JONES" Paul Robeson'a portrayal of Emperor Jones In the picture of that name should leave nothing to be desired if it measures up to his performance of this role on the legitimate stage. However, it is often the case that plays which have enjoyed long- runs on the stage seem to lose much of their effectiveness when adapted for the screen. This picture should be worth the effort expended in its production, and Robeson could hardly be a flop in anything. » * * The western Friday and Saturday at the Strand will star Buddy Roosevelt in "Lightning Range." * * * "Picture Brides," with Dorothy Big Carnival DANCE AVALON BALLROOM Sunset Inn, Manly TUBS., FEB. 13th RAY KEYES And His Royai Ambassadors Balloons, Confetti, Hats,Horns, etc. SAT., FEB. 17 EARL HUNT And his "Up Town. Orchestra Ladles 25o Gents 40c Mackaill and Regis Toomey in the leading roles, begins a two day run Vedneaday at the Iowa. Operation Fatal to Mrs. Insull, Junior CHICAGO, Feb. 12. UP)--A kidney operation performed last Thursday proved fata! yesterday to Mrs. Samuel Insull, Jr., 36, daughter-in-law of Samuel Insull, former public utilities magnate. AN OUTSTANDING PROGRAM TUBS.. WED., THURS. O u t of the Arms of the Law -- Into tne Arms of a Woman! During All lor LOVE! THE 0UTAIRE MM with Herbert Marshall Mnry Roland With CLIVE BROOK CHARLIE RUGGLES LILA LEE 1'B.tNTE.S O K K GKJiF. RAYMOND WREATH LAID AT LINCOLN STATUE Roosevelt Pays Tribute on 125th Anniversary of Emancipator. WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. UP*--A wreath at the feet of a statue of the , great emancipator was President ·' Roosevelt's tribute today to the 125th birthday anniversary of Abraham Lincoln. In the pillared white stone memorial that houses probably the most famous of all Lincoln statues --a memorial whitened by fresh snow today--more than 40 patriotic organizations planned to commemorate the day. The white house wreath was placed by Col. Edwin M. Watson, military aide to the president. j At Washington cathedral preaen- · tation was made of a new Lincoln statue, "Lincoln At 'Prayer," a gift of Mrs. William T. Hildrup, Jr., of New York. · -- Starts Thursday 1ADL KOBESON in "EMPEROR JONES" LAST TIME JION. \. IOWA Mat. 15c, Eve. 20c, Children lOc Second HanC WIFE I 'i Mf; COM En V--NO VELT Y-- CAKTOOH LADIES Olt'TS EVERV MOSDAY A»l TUESDAY NIGHTS TUESDAY ONLY ' WILD BOYS of the ROAD MAJOR FEATURE! does the BCrefn show a Invisible man.. IX" ACTION? COME AND SEE "THE INVISIBLE MAN" "CROSS COUNTRY CRUISE" Lew Ayres June Knight Alice White Slurtlnj UVdnrsduj-: The New Ixive Team CHARLES FARRELL BETTE DAVIS In "The Big Shakedown" --and-"I AM SUZANNE" IVIIh LILLIAN HARVEY OENE KAY.MOND

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