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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 11, 1933
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DECEMBER 11 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SEVEN Old Rmssian Renovated for Legate Mrs. L. J. Dickinson Sees* Preparations With Interest. Editor's Note:--Mrs, L. J. Dickinson, wife of Iowa's senator, has many interesting comments to make on social life in Washington. This week's letter to Jane tells of the work being done in preparation for the new Russian ambassador. Dear Jane-Because everyone is discussing the recognition of Russia by the United Statea, I decided the other day to take a look at their old embassy on my way home from the senate office building where I had gone to see ray husband's four lovely new rooms (he was lucky to draw four Instead of three.) This embassy was closed shortly before we came to Washington so I have never been in it but being interested in all of the embassies, I have found out all I could about it from those .who were entertained there years ago. Mansion Has GO Rooms. The doors were open as I passed by and dozens of workmen were running here and there. The olu mansion of 60 rooms is being renovated and made ready for the new Ambassador Troyanovsky (pronounce it, Jane) who will soon be here. Built in 1910 by Mrs. George Pullman, widow of the sleeping car magnate, and sold three years later to the Russian government, it lias now been boarded up for 16 years. An old Russian couple has been its caretakers but evidently did not take very good care of it for the New York architect and decorator who is in charge of the work saya the walls and floors are coverei with dirt a half inch thick. I am told that the rooms are very ornate. The walls and ceilings 01 the different rooms are coveref with medallions, plaster cuplds and gold leaf. Their cost alone was in the neighborhood of a hundred thousand dollars and the huge crystal chandeliers -(electric lighted) cost 510,000. There Is a great ballroom and a grand staircase. The interior is of the Louis XV and XVI time and it is interesting to me that It will be lefi more or less aa it is (except for th dirt) and the new modern bath rooms and kitchens. Of course the double eagles of imperial Russia which decorated the interior of thi embassy during the czarlst reglmi will be banned. ^ Over in the congressional librarj Uhero'has Just-been opened a moa ^tereB'Ugjjfjjj'Xhlblt. of Russian, law jnaKnal. ^KlS-^fiBSu^crlptsT;:"an" books deal'-wtUi-the governnxsnt, ad * ministration and foreign relation j'of Russia as far back as the elev .' enth century and up to the presen day. It is a. priceless collection -Some of the books are worth mor than their weight in pure gold '.They came to the library from th paJaces of the czars and contain th DIAMONDS... at their true value. Many beautiful, new settings in yellow and white wedding rings to match. WATCHES DIAMONDS FUR COATS PRICES for CHRISTMAS! Sealine $ 45.00 up Muskrat $ 70.00 up Raccoon $165.00 up Ariana Otter $125.00 up Laakin Swagger § 40.00 up Laskin Lamb $ 37.50 up "All Others Priced Accordingly" · Never before have you seen such an exciting array of exquisite models. In the Smartest Furs of the Season Select Your Fur Now--and Here--at the Savinffs Our Special Prices Present 1 If O - arjba loumt CLEANERS \ FUR R IERS ; J A REPEAL QUEEN! ngraved bookplates of their former owners. Have Luxurious Bindings. The first Russian law book pub- ishect was there and it was written by the father of Peter the Great in 648. Many of the books have luxurious bindings tud ornamental covers. I was particularly interested in one of embroidered red velvet --the front cover bears the imperial double eagle and on the back are .he Initials of Empress Catherine II by whom the statutes were enacted. The Mexicans, perhaps not to bo outdone by the Russians, are having elaborate new murals painted along he wall of the great staircase in their embassy. The murals depict various phases of Mexican life. There is one representing an Indian ceremonial dance, with a priest in lead-dress and mask shaking rat:les, while attendants beat upon huge drum-, and play various instruments. There are many changes in the diplomatic corps this year. They come and go, at that, not quite so often as , our congressional friends. It seems queer to have the ambassador of Turkey, whose country once occupied a particularly small place in the diplomatic corps in Washington, lead all the rest at the diplomatic recaption this week at the white house. We are sorry to miss this reception as it is the most colorful of all the state receptions. The Hoovers decided to make these receptions small so only the members of the foreign affairs committee were invited out of all the members of the senate and house. And the Roosevelts, in this instance anyway, are following in their footsteps. The ambassador of Great Britain is second in rank now that the Japanese Ambassador Debvichi has been called home. Debuchi was at heart a friend of the United States and he and his wife made many friends during their five years here. I have attended several interesting receptions in the new Japanese embassy and I am sorry it is to be closed. The Japanese government hag decided not to send another ambassador to this country for several months to come. There ore many guesses but really why I do not know. Before Debuchi left for Japan he presented the Smithsonian Institution a mother- of-pearl model of Mount Vernon. It is two feet long and a foot high and contains 13,000 pearls. It was Dart of the Japanese exhibit at the Century of Progress exposition in Chicago. Do you remember of seeing it, Jane? _ Prohibition at on End. Prohibition has' come to an end in a part of the United States. The official water wagon, I am sorry to say, has been wrecked. But not here in Washington for a few months, anyway. The district, along with the territories, will have to remain dry (or dry as they ever have been) until congress decides otherwise. The diplomats will not lose their popularity yet awhile. Diplomats, you know, can serve and drink all the liquor they want at their embassies as the embassies are considered foreign land and are not under the restriction of our country. I think all of the embassies have their own wine cellars. A spacious one with a big steel door for absolute protection was built in the new British embassy. Only the butler and Sir Ronald Lindsay know the combination of the lock. "Drinking is a fine art"--so say dealers in glassware who are hurriedly stocking their showrooms with every shape, color and size of Richard C. Lee Weds Miss Roberta Wagner at Des Moines Church Richard C. Lee of Mason City, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Lee of Des Moines, and Miss Roberta Margaret Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rolfe O. Wagner of Des Moines, were married Saturday in the Westminster Presbyterian church with the Rev. James Brett Kenna officiating. The Rev. E. G. Williams assisted at the ceremony. Richard Henry Lee, Jr., was the best man and the ushers were Don Anderson, William Lee, Robert Wood and Robert Boag- of Des Moines. Miss Lela Lehman was the maid of honor and the bridesmaids were the Misses Annabelle Flagg, Wilma Jean Prusla, Marjorie Thornton and Mary Elizabeth Haulman of Ankeny. The bride wore an eggshell satin gown made in princess style and her tulle veil was flounced with lace. She carried Johanna Hill roses, orchids and sweet peas. The bridesmaids were attired alike In crepe frocks made on princess lines. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Mr. Lee and his bride have left on a wedding trip to New Orleans and on their return will be at home in Mason City. Mr. Lee is e. field man for the Iowa Retail Hardware association. --·:·-- Teachers Entertain at Bridge Luncheon Bridge waa played at 12 tables at a parly given Saturday afternoon at the hotel by a group of teachers including- Miss Tommy D. Priest, Miss Helen Fullerton, Miss Frances Forester, Miss Ruth Irons, Miss Florence O'Leary, Mis.i Laura Kampmeier, Mrs. Helen Houser, Miss Margery Smith and Miss Ellen Smith. There were 59 guests Rt tnc luncheon which preceded the bridge. In m a n y citias the right to carry a white cane is reserved for the blind. HELPING THE HOMEMAKER Tasty Holiday Gifts. Foods are becoming very popular gifts for the holiday season. Friends are much pleased to receive the home made cakes, cookies, puddings, mincemeats, jel- lie.-,, jams and m a r m a l a d e s . Some housekeepers plan for these gifts during the summer and fall canning times by making e x t r a jars of their products. O r a n g e marmalade Is n favorite for all seasons. It is delicious s e r v e d with hot buttered wes. WCVAMOEK GEOWE toast for brenk- fast or with toasted scones or muf- fins for tea or luncheon or with hot biscuits for dinner or supper. This marmalade makes an excellent filling when it Is mixed with cream cheese and nuts. .Several jars of marmalade tied with Christmas wrappings make a most practical gi£t. Ornngo Marmalade. 4 oranges 2 lemons Water Sugar Select oranges of medium size. Wash them well. Using a sharp knife, cut into thin strips, cutting through both skin and pulp. Remove and discard seeds. Measure skin and pulp and allow 4 cups of water for each cup of orange mixture. For instance, if there are four cups of pulp, add 10 cups of water. Boil gently for 35 minutes. Cool and allow to stand over night. In the morning measure the mixture and add -}i as much sugar as pulp. Thus, if there are six cups of mixture add 4 cups of sugar. Boil gently until marmalade becomes thick and jelly-like. Stir frequently. Pour into sterilized glasses and when cool seal with melted paraffin. Tomorrow: Christmas Candy. Miss Flora Gordon Weds Leo G. Morper at Archer, Florida Of interest hero is the wedding of Miss Flora Gordon, former physical education director at the Mason City Y. \V. C. A., to Leo George Morper of Archer, Fla. The marriage took place Saturday at tho home of the bride's mother in Archer. Mr. and Mrs. Morper will make their home on a pecan ranch near Archer. EVERETT-JOHNSON WEST UNION, Dec. 11.--A marriage license has been issued bv clerk E. A. Traeger to Cecil Everett of Fayette and Etta Johnson of Arlington. nOROTHY HAIR was n a m e d "queen of the vine" for the first annual wine and liquor show in Los Angeles. (Associated Press Photo). ^p^ti^^^^ ^32£^£X^^ |^ goblets. Doesn't it ill sound ridiculous ? For the sherry during- soup, long stemmed pieces with cone-shaped bowls will be tbe style, so say they. With the fish course, wine will be served in equally tall, but large rounded bowl glasses. Port with the f r u i t and nuts should be served in a small goblet-shaped piece--and so on and so on. There is even a new book out telling- of the correct way to serve and drink these liquors. 1,800 Wine Glasses. I wonder if the old wine glasses in tbe white house will be brought out again and used on the Roosevelt dining table. The wine glasses, some eig-hteen hundred of them were packed away a year or so ago In barrels and the lids nailed down tight. Each year every article, however small or large in the white tit* to bo counted--not even a fcroltet^-rlish can-bo-disposed of ,or. destroyed except under the supervision of the director of public buildings. These historic glasses had to be counted goblet by goblet each year. It was a tiresome job and someone had the happy thought that they might just as well be counted carrel by barrel. Hence tbe packing away. I believe there are a few left on exhibition in the basement of the white house. The glassware of President Rutherford B. Hayes, under whose administration no intoxicants were used at the white house, consisted of a water bottle, goblet and a punch cup. President Theodore Roosevelt's exhibit consists of a whisky soda glass, highball tumbler, champagne and two wine glasses. The Roosevelts are back from Warm Springs and Mrs. Roosevelt is as busy as a bee again flitting here and there. Affectionately, Myrtle C. Dickinson. Contract Tournament to Be Held Wednesday Mrs. Lester Dibble and Mrs. Grace Newman are sponsoring the second of their city contract bridge tournaments this season Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Hotel Hanford. Play will begin at 1:30 and at 7:30 o'clock and the tournament is open to all contract players who are interested. A series of such tournaments has been planned by Mrs. Dibble and Mrs. Newman with prizes for each meet and a grand prize for the sea- j son winner. In order to familiarize the contestants with various types of tournament play, a different sort of movement will be used in the tournament Wednesday. It is planned to have Mrs. Junkln of FairfJeld here for one of the later sessions. --:-Rainbow Girls Hold First of Meetings The assembly of Rainbow for girls held its first meeting after Institution on Saturday night at the Masonic temple with Miss Mildred Van Every, worthy advisor presiding. Members were present from Manly, Algona, Clear Lake and Mason City. A 6:30 covered dish dinner was served with Mrs. A. R. Lenz, mother advisor, as chairman. The next stated meeting was announced for Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock followed by a 5:30 o'clock dinner with Mrs. P. J. Crawford, a member of the advisory board as chairman. At 8 o'clock the members will have a Christmas party. .Plan Children's Trent. DOWS, Dec, 11.--The Dows Commercial club met Friday evening. Plans were made for the Christmas treat for the children find a committee appointed to complete the plans for the community woodpile. GIFT (8 SUGGESTIONS $ JSft SILVERWARE CJ: POCKET KNIVES % ROASTERS '3R MIRRO **; ALUMINUMWARE «£ 4 BATH SCALES ·3S TRAINED CANARIES %.. GOLD FISH "K? DECORATED ·P COOKIE JARS #* ELECTRIC CLOCKS »·« ELECTRIC Si PERCOLATORS Wt ELECTRIC !£ HEATING PADS Jfe PEN AND PENCIL 395 SETS *·; SLEDS -- SKIIS « RIFLES Santa Says, you couldn't give Motner a more practical, acceptable gift this year than a NEW . . . And just think . , , by buying before Doc. 15th, you get 2 drain tubs without extra charge I Voss Washer 2 Drain Tubs TRADE IN YOUR OLD WASHER .Both For EASY TERMS'. A WAFFLE IRON jt Will Please § **^ 5$ *8 !St Chromium Plated A Real Value at See Our Line of ROSEV1LLE POTTERY «JDC and up The Gift That Always Pleases COMMUNITY PLATE SILVERWARE Community Silverware is sold in tiie popular Pack- ettes, in Trays or in Tarnish-proof cases. Individual pieces attractively boxed In many designs may also be had, and will be a highly acceptable gift. Prices range from 50c to §32.95. AN EXCITING GIFT A Real Value--tho Now . .. MIXSS BEATS STIRS WHIPS Extract! Jultfi Why Not Give the Folks a Remington Carving Set? TA5838 (skinless) .Roast Con-ing Sei. Stainless steel lilaJe, double swagiMl holster; stainless f o r k ; liolli full mirror polislterl. Natural fitaj; liom handles, nickel nilvor raps Set consists of R" knife and 5',i" fork. Packed in u crepe lined paper covered display box. ICE SKATES For Men and Boys Hoys' Shoe Skates Men's Shoe Skates FOR MOTHER gjt BISSELLS, $3.75 to $5.50 J*V£ Other Sweepers $1.08 up ·£»· WESTINGHOTJSE TOASTER With Cord CLOCKS BIG BEN To make a family happy on Christmas... Just give them The finest money can buy Employing the newest type tubes, with automatic volume control and shadow-graph tuning . . . beautiful new cabinets and a richness and individuality of tone that is startling--ZENITH leaves nothing to be desired. Choose your favorite model--we'll hold it for Christmas delivery. 1934 ZENITH RADIOS as low as... SMALL DOWN PAYMENT $ $2.95 to $4.50 Tft. Westinghouse Electric Iron Our Selection of PYREX WARE is complete Currie-Van Ness Co. FREE DELIVERY 11 North Federal Are. Phone 1" Tic Hales 45c Utility Dish 75c Custard Cup 5t Covered Casserole 75c

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