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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 16, 1936
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FOURTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 13 1936 CONGRATULATIONS ARE GIVEN NEW $30,000 LAKE THEATER: 500 AT PREMIER OPENING OF NEW "LAKE" THEATER New Show House Is Styled in Modernistic Equipped for Comfort. CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16.--The management"of the beautiful new Lake theater opened its doors to friends and business persons of Mason City and Clear Lake at the premier showing Wednesday night. The entire house was reserved for the occasion. Doors were opened at 7 o'clock, the Joseph M. Power trio playing before the dedication and between acts. Dedicate Theater. . Mayor A. B. Phillips, who dedicated the theater by cutting the ribbon which held . the curtain closed, was introduced by E. K. Boyle, master of ceremonies. John Shipley, Mason City attorney, who is a summer lake resident; C. A. Pease, superintendent of schools; S. J. Humphrey, president of the Commercial club; Ernest Andersen, contractor for the theater; -H. N. and Albert Halvorson, owners or the building, and Manager Syd Levy ·were introduced and responded with a few words. Don Kunz of Mason City introduced members of the specialty acts, little Phyllis McClelland, a 9 year old accomplished marimbaphone player who presented William Tell overture and several other numbers; Dorothy Madson and Mary Kern, both of Mason City, who were presented in several couple dances, n Indian interpretative, ballet dance and military tap. Miss Madson also appeared in an acrobatic number. Don Kunz appeared singing, "The Musis Goes Round." Memorial to Stars. "Hitch-Hike Lady" was presented on the screen with Allison Skipworth in the leading role. An appropriate short which was a memorial to passing actors and actresses of the past two years was also shown. Telegrams of congratulation for the management were read. The general effect of the theater impressed its being one of tie most beautiful and modern show houses in North Iowa. From the delightful confjlamoration of color In interior decorating to the excellent sound and heating equipment the theater is outstanding in providing a place of recreation and beauty for the community. The auditorium 44 by 100 feet, is finished in the natural colored nu- wood in modernistic panelling with several bright blue and red panels on each side. The lighting effects of the theater are produced by the modern multicolor fixtures on each side in which a variety of combinations can be obtained. Is Completely Modern. The latest heating and cooling system is in use. A complete change of air is made every two minutes The temperature is thermostatically controlled, natural gas being used for the beat. No radiators are used the air being blown in and force-: out by a noiseless air conditioning system. The 11 inch upholstered seats in the red and silver and modern de sign afford a comfort rarely foum in theaters. The seating capacity I 540. Beautiful red and gold damask drapes and brightly colored rug add- to both the auditorium and foy er. The ladies' and men's lounge are attractive with the modehiis tic furniture and clever electrica fixtures; A silver fiber screen is used t complete the RCA universal! known sound equipment. Third Generation to Have Theater on Same Location Frances Willard Tea Planned for W.C.T.U CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16--Mrs. W F. Rich was hostess Wednesday t 17 members of the W. C. T. U. Mrs Iver Hodnefield led the devotion and in the absence of the lesso leader, Mrs. C.-G.-Bowers, the pres ident directed a program. · Mrs. M. L. Nutty and Mrs. Wa! ters read interesting articles an the club pledged to observe Temper ance Education day, today, wit prayer. Mrs. P. J. Pederson preseni ed plans for achievement goals fo the new year. Refreshments wer served by Mrs. Orren Porter an -Mrs. I. -L. Paulsen. Mrs. C. A. Knutson will be' hos ess to the union in February at th Frances Willard tea. Mrs. D. H. Cu ver will be program chairman an Mrs. W. H. Rich, devotional leade t * * PILGRIM CIRCLE ELECTS OFFICERS. The Pilgrim circle No. 5 of th Congregational church was organ ized Wednesday afternoon at th Mrs. F. E. DeMott home, Nort Fifth street. Mrs. A. B. Phillips was elected president, Mrs. T. E. Son drol, vice president; and Mrs. EC ward Huntting, secretary and treas urer. Following the business mee( ing tie afternoon was spent on sewing project. Meetings will b held on the third Wednesday of eac month. Mrs. C. R. Woodford will b hostess to the group at a desser luncheon at 1:30 o'clock on Feb. 19 * * * MRS. CARR FETED AT BIRTHDAY PARTY. Mrs. William Carr, Clara stree was honored at a party at her horn Wednesday afternoon on the occa sion of her eighty-second birthdaj Ice Harvest Completed CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16.--Workmen on the ice fields completed the year's harvest nt 5 o'clock this afternoon. Orders afforded only eight 'ull days of work this year. About 600 cars were loaded and shipped o Mason City In addition to the supply taken by the local ice com- tanies. The large rafts in the background are floated down the channel where the workers separated the ice into cubes with spears. It then '·oes to the automatic loader where the Ice is -washed, scraped, brushed and loaded into cars. Workmen on the right are guiding the separate cakes up the loading platform. Skilled workmen are used for loading the cars. Here the timing must, be perfect so that the cake is swung around into place in the car without a hitch. Two men are stationed in each car which is loaded with 330 to 265 cakes, four tiers. The four cars loaded at one time can be loaded in about 25 minutes. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) 'opular Medicine and Road A Shows Were First Attractions. CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16.--The site f the new Lake theater has been stamping grounds for theater nd opera goers back for two gen- rations and the third group starts /ending its way to the modernistic nd up-to-the-minute show house aturday at the grand opening. Back in 1883 the first opera house /as constructed on this location. An Id Methodist church was moved rom the site where the Ward fu- eral home now stands to the up- own site and remodelled into a airly large opera house for that ime. Light was furnished by the cerosene lamps hung from the ceil- ng. About 500 could be accommodated in this show house, tie Soeye opera house. Among the most popular road shows of the day were the Ben Earner comedy company, the Woodward Theater company and the Billy Marble players who trav- elled through this section each year. A variety of entertainment was produced in those days including the olay, vaudeville, opera and medicine shows. In 1889 this building was destroyed in a fire that razed one quarter of a block of business district. Three years later the opera house was built by the late John Halvorson and it fulfilled the needs of a community of 1,800 population. The erection of the Whittaker pavilion on the lake shore lessened the Reed for such a building up town. The opera house which was located on the second floor of the building was made into a store room for the mercantile business downstairs. About a year ago this building was gutted by fire and now it has been rebuilt by H. N. Halvorsou of Clear Lake and his brother, Albert Halvorson, St. Ansgar. Clear Lake Briefs For Kent: Fur. apt. 509 S. 3rd. St. Albert Nelson, who appeared for an engagement at Clear Lake for everal weeks during the past summer, with the Nelsonian orchestra, :he 30 piece one-man orchestra, is recovering from a serious illness. 3e underwent an operation for ap- jendicitis several weeks ago and is low convalescing at his home in Jtrffalo, Minn. Beef roast, nice and tender, 12' per Ib. Basket Grocery, Clear Lake. Mrs. J. H. Bailey, South Second street, has returned from Waterloo where she spent the past two weeks with her mother, who had been inured in an accident. White block salt, 50 Ib., 35c. Basket Grocery, Clear Lake. . Mrs. C. E. LaJitz, South North street, left Thursday for a few days visit with friends at Des Moines. New yellow corn meal, 3 Ibs., lOc. Basket Grocery, Clear Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Red Wilson and family have returned from a three weeks' stay with Mr. Wilson's parents at Albion, Nebr. At a small cost--you can have your radio tuned perfect. Ph. 28. A group of friends and relatives gathered to spend the afternoon after which a lunch was served. Mrs. Virgil Carr, daughter-in-law, presented her with a beautiful birthday cake. BASKETBALL Community Building CLEAR LAKE Fridoy, Jan. 17 CLEAR LAKE HIGH SCHOOL BELMOND HIGH SCHOOL 8:30 P. M. Preliminary Game INDEPENDENTS 7:15 P. M. NEW PRICES Adults 25c; Students 15c Miss Elsie Knapp has accepted a position teaching English, Latin and dramatics at the Mitchell high school. She will leave Saturday for the new position. She received her masters' degree at the University of Iowa in Latin last year. Fined by Justice. CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16.--Harvey Peterson, Clear Lake, was finec $13 in C. W. Wallace justice of peace court Thursday morning for hunting without a license. The arrest was made by F. H. Davis, assistant superintendent of game. STATE OFFICERS O.E.S. GUESTS Mrs. .Petersen Is Installed as Worthy Matron of Park Chapter. CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16.--Officers ;rom the Grand Lodge of the Eastern Star served 'on the installing staff of the new officers of Park chapter Wednesday night at the Masonic temple. Mrs. Fannie B. Hamniill of Britt, past grand matron of Iowa, presided during the installation. Those assisting in the installing were John Hammill of Britt, most worthy grand associate patron of the general grand lodge protem, past most worthy grand patron of the general grand chapter and past worthy ;rand patron of Iowa; Mrs. Clair Preston, Radcliffe, grand chaplain of 1936, as grand installing' chap- ain; and Mra. Laura Lenz, Mason ty, grand Esther for 1936, as installing marshal. Presented Flowers. The retiring matron, Mrs. Elsie Oldham was given a gift from the past officers and presented Mrs. Roy Peterson, the new matron, a shoulder corsage. B. W: Riner, worthy patron, was also presented a gift. In a ceremony Mrs. Oldham gave gifts to each of the 1935 officers for her appreciation of their work. Each installing officer and Mrs. Hammill were presented a shoulder corsage by Mrs. Oldham. E. B. Stillman presented the past matron's jewel and Mrs. Oldham graciously responded. Mrs. Roy Petersen. who was in stalled worthy matron, was escorted to the east by Ethel O'Brien, Esther Smith, Verda Crane. Dorothy Wallace and Roberta Miller, who formed a bower of roses ana presented them to her. Mrs. Oldham presented Mrs. Petersen with a gift in appreciation of her aid during the past year. Officers Named. A 6:30 dinner was served followed by the business session, initiation, open installation. New officers are: Mrs. Roy Petersen, worthy matron; Dr. B. W. Riner, worthy patron; Mrs. Harry Freeman, associate matron; Roy Petersen. associate patron. Mrs. Earl Clock, secretary; Mrs. Mollie Hansen, treasurer; Mrs. L. J. Kutschara, conductress; and Dorothy Wallace, assistant conductress. Refreshments were served at midnight to about 100 persona Mrs. Oldhs.m and Mrs. Petersen poured. Mrs. Hazel Crawford and Mrs. H. H. Crane assisted in preparing the lunch. Unusual Bird in Iowa Is. Seen at Lake by Davis, Game Expert CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16.--An unusual woodpecker in this locality has been seen around Clear Lake this winter by F. H. Davis, assistant supervisor of game, near his home on 409 Bell street. Mr. Lewis Woodpecker, as he is called, is larger than the common woodpeckers and averages 10 % inches in length. He is a solid black-backed bird, the -abdomen having an intimate mixture of rose and gray, mostly rose with peculiar hairy effect. The breast is gray continuing about the neck in a narrow collar. The face and jaw are a dull dark crimson. The young birds are similar but without red face or grey collar and rose below being duller. The solid black-back, gray collar breast and peculiar streaking rose underparts can be mistaken for no other bird resident in Iowa at the present time, according to the expert. Its distribution is in North America from southern British Columbia south to New Mexico and in Canada, mostly west of the Rocky Mountains, but occasionally as far east as Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Education pays. An illiterate could be the world's best ball carrier, yet never get his name in print. --Wisconsin State Journal. Congratulations "Syd" On the Erection of Your Beautiful LAKE THEATRE We are proud to have had a part in furnishing Building Materials WOODFORD-WHEELER LUMBER CO. Lumber - Cement - Lime - Brick - Screen Doors and Windows American Wire Fence - Coal and Wood - Steel and Wood Posts CLEAR LAKE, IOWA PHONE 15 BEST WISHES We're Proud of the Beautiful New Theatre You Hove Made Possible for Clear Lake and That We Could Furnish Part of the Supplies for It. McGOWAN SHERIDAN HARDWARE Clear Lake, Iowa Phone 48 Hearty Congratulations to "Syd" Levy GRETCHEN'S Will Be Located in the Lake Theatre Building We'll Be Open for Business Soon Stop in Before and After the Show For Everything in Confectionery CONGRATULATIONS "SYD" On the Opening of Your New LAKE THEATRE The Attractive New Canopy at the Entrance of Thi: Beautiful Theatre is the Product of AD-CRAFT DISPLAY SERVICE Red Wing, Minnesota OUR COMPLIMENTS And All Those Whose Efforts Made Possible the Beautiful, New ¥ i 17F T*! If TriP LAKE THEATRE All Sand and Gravel Furnished by CLEAR LAKE SAND GRAVEL CO. "THE -FOUNDATION OF GOOD BUILDING" ROBBINS IS OUT FOR SUPERVISOR Republican Candidate for District 2 on G. 0. P. Ticket. CLEAR LAKE, Jan. 16.--Ray D. Robbins, 214 North Fourth street, announced his candidacy today for county supervisor in the second district on the republican ticket. He is serving as manager of the Hear Lake Co-Operative Livestock Shipping association, a position he has held since he left the farm in 1930. He farmed in Lincoln township from 1912 to 1930, serving as president ot the school board in the ;ownship for a number of years. He is now a director of the Clear Lake independent school district and also serving as trustee of the First National bank in liquidation. He was on the Clear Lake Co-Operative creamery board for eight years. He completed high school at Fon- 75 Customers Added. WAVERLY. Jan. 16. (UP)--Seventy-five customers were added by the Waverly municipal electric plant during 1935, according to R. E. Deenan, plant superintendent. More than 7,000 k. w. h. are sold every day, against slightly more than 6,000 k. w. h. a. year ago, according to Deenan. So Easy to Misplace! The treasury department recently called in a!l the $10,000 bills, but quite a number have not been received. We just simply can't remember, to save our lives, where we put our quota.--Shreveport (La.) Journal. Best Wishes "Syd" H.N.HALVERSON INSURANCE Clear Lake Phone 76 SUCCESS "Lake" Theatre Petersen SERVICE STATION N. 4th and State Streets Standard Oil Products Otto Peterson Mel Hughs WE ARE PROUD OF THE PART WE HAD IN THE ELECTRICAL W I R I N G OF THE NEW "LAKE" THEATRE CLEAR LAKE, IOWA Nelson and Son ELECTRICAL WORK OF ALL K I N D S Ventura, Iowa da and attended Morningside college, Sioux City, for threes-ears. Wisconsin Socialists Vote Affiliation With Farmer-Labor Group MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 16. (ff -Members of the Wisconsin socialist party, balloting m a statewide referendum which started a , month ago, have voted 5 to 1 for affiliation with the newly organized farmer-labor progressive fed- er Tellers completed the vote tally late last night. Today Al Benson, state secretary, announced t h e j ratio, adding that between l ? ; a n d ' 140 party units participated in the balloting: The party is ."t««8«* in Milwaukee where Daniel w° an j a socialist, has been mayor for 20 years. A western jeweler thought bandits were practical jokers till they taped a handkerchief in his mouth. He knew then it was a gag.-Atlanta Constitution. Congratulations-- To the Management of the LAKE THEATRE On Their Opening We join with the other Clear Lake and Mason City firms and individuals in wishing Mr. Syd Levy the hest of success in this new enterprise. MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD CO; JUDGMENT AND CONFIDENCE Judgment and confidence persuaded Syd Levy, manager of the Lake Theatre to buy much of the equipment for the new picture show from us. Our many years of experience in servicing theatres puts in a position to offer the best in up-to-date theatre equipment. Tf interested write for information. We Furnished-Rugs, Seats, Lighting Fixtures,, Booth Equipment for the new LAKE THEATRE We wish to extend our sincere best wishes for the ultimate success of the new Lake Theatre. Des Moines Theatre Supply Co. 1121 Hieh St. Des Moines, Iowa The New LAKE Theatre PRESENTS A GALAXY OF STARS IN IOWA'S MOST MODERN THEATRE Nothing has been spared to give the public this beautiful theatre. Nothing will be spared to give you the best of entertainment! Watch for These Stars in Big Screen Hits: OPENING SPECL4L Saturday Jan. 18 SHIRLEY TEMPLE in "CURLY TOP" Shirley dances, sings and laushs. It's her happiest, tuncfnlfst show. --Also-Geo. O'Brien in Zane Grey's "THUNDER MOUNTAIN" Continuous shows beginning at 1 P. M. Adults 26e. Children lOc Wed.-Thiirs. Jan. 22-23 WILL ROGERS in "STEAMBOAT 'ROUND THE BEND" Thp most Important event In W i l l Roerrs eventfnl eiuepr, Adults 2fic Children JOc Sun.-Mon. Jan. 19-20 Myrna Loy-Spencer Tracy In "WHIPSAW" V.'nlpsawefl--and by a woman-In love. Continuous shows heglnninK at 1 P. SI. 26c till 6 p. m. Eve. 36c Children Always lOc Fri.-Sat. Jan. 24-25 WHEELER WOOLSEY in "THE RAINMAKERS" The national rhtirklr champs In a flippy, drippy tlrnma ot the drouKht. Also a Great Western "WAGON TRAILS" Adults 26c Children lOc ADULTS ·j £ TREAT NITE I O C Tues., Jan. 21 KIDS lOc "TO BEAT THE BAND" Von will tlcRlc S^ur lam fool htad off--while yon swim In melody* Sun.-Mon. .Inn. 26-27 GINGER ROGERS In "IN PERSON" Continuous shows IwsinnlnK nt 1 P. M. 2fic till 6 p. m. Eve. 86c Children Always Iflc

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