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I I:.! JACK BENNY AND FRED ALLEN ARE RATED AS FIRST They Wei-e Placed at Top in Field of Radio Entertainers. The first national radio editors poll concluded by Motion Picture Daily gives Jack Benny and Fred Allen top ranking in the Held or air entertainment. More than 400 radio editors in me United States and Canada were consulted by the trade publication in compiling the returns which 'show Benny and Allen leading in three classifications. He Leaus Field. The Daily reports that Benny led the field in the most important and significant class, the all-round oi 1 ''open championship" division, with Allen second, and Rudy Val,lee third. Helen Hayes, celebrated MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 Â· 1937 actress, whose dramatic series, Bambi," is heard Monday nights over NBC, was voted fourth by the editors and Fred, Astaire, Tuesday night headliner who is enjoying his first season as a regular mike star, holds number eight position. Benny and Allen were voted one-two as comedians and their weekly shows received the same ranking under the comedy programs division. Under comedy teams, George Burns and Oracle Allen led the f i e l d , closely pressed by those two zanies, Stoopnaglc and Budd, who broadcast Sundays over the NBC-Blue network. Was Surprise. One of the surprises of the poll is the showing of Charles Butterworth, frozen-faced screen comedian, who only recently joined Fred Astaire as a regular broadcaster. He ranks third among film stars most favored by radio critics. Bing Crosby and Dick Powell lead this division. The order of ranking for comedy programs is as follows: 1. Jack Benny; 2. Town Hall Tonight (Fred Allen); 3. Burns and li Mason City Can Be Proud of This Station. 428 FOURTH ST. S. W. P H O N E 299 AN ASSET TO OUR CITY 501 THIRD STREET N. E. P H O N E 563 Â·1 iÂ«ts I i ! 1 1 J IV 17 8 . ' \ Our Congratulations AND TO THE ason City Globe-Gazette . . . On the Occasion of the Opening of This Splendid^ New Radio Station. Grupp Food Store 1323-1325 NORTH FEDERAL PHONE 420 Allen; 4. Stoopn'agle and Budd; 5. Phil Baker. Don Wilson, announcer for Jack Benny, takes top honors among announcers, closely followed by Harry Von Zell and the veteran Millon Cross who tied for second. Von Zell is heard with Fred Allen, Sloopnagle and Budd, Ed Wynn, and Phil Baker. PRESS, RADIO TO BE REPRESENTED Representative Bie r m a n n Heads List of Guests Here for KGLO Dedication. Many notables of the press and radio world, together with Representative Fred Biermann of Decorah, are expected in Mason City to attend the opening ceremonies of KGLO and a dinner Sunday night at Hotel Hanford, at which they will be feted by KGLO. Representative and Mrs. Biermann of Decorah, coming here directly from Washington, head the list of guests. Representative Biermann will speak on KGLO's dedicatory program on the first hour which will be at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Of the press representatives present, there will be E. P. Adler,' Davenport, head of the Lee group of newspapers of which the Globe- Gazette is a member; Publisher and Mrs. Philip D. Adler of the Kewance, 111., Star-Courier; Publisher- and Mrs. John Huston of the Ottumwa Courier; Don Anderson, business manager, and D. D. (Red) Mich, editor of the Wisconsin State Journal at Madison; Publisher and Mrs. Clyde Rade- deaux of the Muscatinc Journal, and Publisher and Mrs. Harry Rasmussen of the Austin Herald at Austin, Minn. Station Manager and Mrs. Reginald B. Martin of KFAB nt Lincoln, Nebr., will bo the chief radio Representatives. Supreme Court Justice Richard Mitchell of Fort Dodge will also be present, as will Neal and Joe Weed of New York City and Chicago, national radio advertising representatives for KGLO, and George Noee, Chicago, national advertising representative for the Globe-Gazette. Others included in the list of guests from-out-of-town are Mrs. James Powell, Ottumwa, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Graham, Decorah, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ferris of. Hampton. Local Musicians to Join in KGLO Salute The local chapter of the musicians union is sponsoring the Bobby Griggs orchestra program, scheduled over KGLO at 9:30 Monday night, as its salute to the radio station which opens Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Portland Hoffa Is no ad-libber. When Fred Allen starls extemporizing, his pretty partner just breaks up and bursts forth in nervous laughter. Start of the Radio Broadcasting Tower Schmedika Says He Is Democrat Again WEBSTER CITY, (ff)--William Schmedika of Iowa Falls, formci democratic state senator from the Hamilton-Hardin-W right district and later republican rcprescnla- .ive from Hardin county, announced here he is going back to "lis first love. Schmedika, who said he is leav- ng the republican party and gong back to the democrats, ran on This Is the way the 2SO foot KGLO radio tower appeared In (he early stages of construction. Projecting: upward are shown the three base piers of steel Imbedded in 10 feet of concrete. The piers reach down into the ground eight feet to solid rook to make sure the (riant structure has a firm found- ciation. Workmen Include Gus Grundilz foreman, standing in the foreground makinr an inspection of a pier. Â· Mayor to Speak Mayor W. S. \Vilcox will also take part in KGLO's dedicatory program, when he welcomes the station to Ittasbn City as he speaks over the air at 6:30 Monday night from the Hotel Hanford studios. Later in the evening, Mayor Wllcox will repeat !iis welcome in an address to be fiiven 350 businessmen ly KGLO. Master of pretended awkwardness, Charles' Bultenworth is actually a capable hoofer, plays a good piano and can sing infinitely bctt-jr than his occasional groan- ings on the Fred Aslaire program lead you to believe. ON THIS SPLENDID STATION 'THE GENERAL TIRE" 113 W. State Street Phone 2050 The Officers, Directors and Employees of the Northwest Savings Bank Congratulate the Mason City Globe-Gazette for G i v i n g This Community a Radio Station--And We Wish KGLO Outstanding Success MASON CITY, IOWA Mcmher Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Ames Station Will Give Road Information AMES--Conditions of highways throughout Iowa will be broadcast over WOf, Iowa Stale college radio station, daily during periods when road conditions are questionable. Additional reports will be broadcast from the station when necessary during the news summaries from the station at 8 a. m., 9 a. m., 10 a. m., 2 p. m., 3 p. m. and 4:45 p. m. Although WOI ordinarily is not o n v t h c air Sundays and holidays, a special broadcast will be made at 32:15 p. m., on days when highway conditions are serious. The information will be collected by the Iowa highway commission at its central office si Ames. Request Program Is P l a n n e d as Daily Feature Over KGLO Beginning Monday afternoon, .CGLO will broadcast a daily Mailbag program, during which all mail requests will be answered. Those wishing to have special numbers, of dedications 'or a friend's birthday, or for wedding anniversaries, will have Iheir requests complied with by writing John Price, Program Director, KGLO. Butler County Boasts Large Sheriff, Deputy ALLISON--At the last genera election Prank "Swede" Neal o. Allison was elected sheriff of But- lei- county. Mr. Near weighs 255 pounds and he has selected Hugh Hickle of Greene as his deputy Mr. Hickle weighs 245 pounds. after he was defeated in the spring primaries. "I'm not through with politics yet," he said. "I wish, however, I had stayed with the democrats. By this time I could have had anything I wanted." Garner iUan Buys Cafe. NORTHWOOD-- M. formerly of Garner, Aklcerman, Iowa, has an independent ticket last fall I Thursday. purchased the Quality cafe in North wood from Mrs. Erna Luth and took possession of the business Congratulations -- 23 1st SI. S. E. Scarlet fever Vacation. VIOLA, (/P)--Kenneth H o f f m a n , principal oÂ£ the Viola Consolidated school, announced a two wecUs vacation because of scarlet fever. One teacher and several students have mild cases of Ihc disease. Fire Destroys Station. STORM LAKE, (/P)--Fire destroyed the .Milwaukee railroad station at Nemaha, seven milet south of here. Railroad officials said the cause of the firo was unknown. Goes to Arkansas. BRITT--Willia Mantle has gone to Hot Springs, Ark., where he expects to take the mineral baths. At the Studios of W E R E MADE AND INSTALLED BY ... FARRER SYSTEM SIGNS 1: fl.i Ml We TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO ERECT RADIO STATION . . . and to the Mason City Globe-Gazette our sincere congratulations because of their foresight in providing this magnificent radio station.