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TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 2 1936 GLOBE * GAZETTE STATE BASEBALL EVENTS PLANNED Seven District Meets, Final Session of Tourney Ready for Iowa Ball Clubs. DBS MOINES, (-T)--The Iowa Amateur Athletic association, ou growth of the amateur basebal tournament conducted at the sta fair last year, was formed Sunda here as a permanent organizatio and will sponsor the 1936 tourna rnent to qualify an Iowa represen tative for the national finals of th American baseball congress. The new organization will spon sor seven district tournaments wit the winners and the champion o the host city comprising the fie] of eight in the state finals, tlnles a better bid is received by April 15 the tournament will be conducte in Des Moines. Probable dates ar Sept. 5, 6 and 7, with the finals o - Labor day. John B. Gronseth, Sioux Cit recreation director, was electe president, and northwest distric commissioner. O. S. Reiley, Re Oak, southwest district commission er, was named vice president, and J M. Campbell, Des Moines recreatio athletic director, state chairman and secretary-treasurer. Other commissioners named wer Al Mitchell, Mason City, nort central; Sylvester McCauley, Du buque, northeast; L. H. WunschI Davenport, east central; John Kur ka, Burlington, southeast. COUNTY CAGE TOURNAMENT HALF DOZEN OUT TO TAKE HONORS Crazy Iowa Conference Til Sees Six Teams Still in Contest for Crown. · w Central Farsons Simpson . . . . . Columbia "Upper Iowa I.nther 5 Iowa weslcyan 7 SI. Ambrose fi Western Union . . . . . . 2 Dnbuirue 3 Bnena VUts 1 Penn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Pet. .691 .667 .667 .657 .667 .625 .575 .500 .400 .273 .143 .083 IP 835 415 487 296 231 231 S47 388 142 337 203 431 DBS MOINES, US}--The topsy turvy Iowa conference basketbal race heads into the home stretch this week- with six teams still in the ;. title hunt Central threw the championship .quest into complete disorder by nip ping Parsons 32 to 30 Saturday night preventing the Wildcats from win .ning undisputed possession of thi crown. The victory sent Coach Len Winter's Dutchmen into first place with a half game lead, but a perilous path lies ahead. Central has three more games, all with championship contenders. Waiting to Win? Parsons finished its schedule with Central, and has a -667 rating, hav ing won eight of 12 games. There's only a slim chance that the Fair field team will find its average suf. ficiently high to win the title. Simpson, Columbia and Upper Iowa are tied with Parsons for second place and Luther, also with a mathematical chance for first place is right behind the second place quartet. Here's the championship situation: Central--Plays Simpson, Columbia and Luther in remaining games Needs to win every game to fee certain of title. Parsons--Has completed season and anxiously awaits developments to see if its .667 rating will win. Redskins Can Lead. Simpson--Can go into first place with victory over Central at Indianola Tuesday night in its final game. Then, like Parsons, would have to await developments. Columbia--Could win undisputed championship by defeating Luther and Central. Upper Iowa--A dubious challenger since it has played only six games, but would finish with a .714 average if it defeated Luther in its final game March 10. Luther needs consecutive victories over Columbia, Central and Upper Iowa for undisputed title. Cyclones Out to Put End to Hawkeye List of Wins PBOBABU; LINEUPS IOWA w*ht. IOWA STATE MiUeo 118 Stewart Grove 156... Cranston Larson 135 Smith D. Guernsey ., 145 Thomas Fisher .153 A...... Ruggleft B. Guernsey 165.. Buck Klelhorn 178 Stoecker O'tcary Heavy Catron IOWA CITY, UB--Aiming at an undefeated season, the University of Iowa wrestling team will meet the strong Iowa State college aggregation here. Coach Mike Howard will send five unbeaten wrestlers against the Cyclones who did not lose a dual meet in Big Six competition. A victory tonight would give the Hawkeyes their first perfect record in 15 years. Scarville Wins Two With Thompson High Cage Club SCARVILLE -- Scarville n i g h school beat Thompson in a doubleheader here, the boys winning 21 to 11, while the girls won 14 to 10. EUJNI WDf GYM. URBANA, 111., OP--Eugene Wett- stine won first place in three events, but the University of Iowa gymnastics team lost to the University of Illinois here Saturday, 822.5 to 778.5. SLUG--COUNTV CAfiE TOURNAMENT ... FAYETTE COU.VTY \ At \V«t Union. ' FIRST HOUND ,, Hawkeyr 1R: Stanley 13. Maynard IK; Randall* 1-X Hawkeye 21; Oelwein B 21. SECOND ROUND Arlington 18; Elfin 17. Fayrttc 21: Maj-nard it. West Union 3«! Clerrmmt 37. ' SEMIFINAL BOUND Hawkeye 23; Arlington 33. West Union 28: Fayettc 14. FINAL ROUND West Union 36: Hawkeye 15. GIRLS FINAL ROUND Stanley 11; Maynard 12. HANCOCK COUNTr At Garner. FIKST ROUND fioooYII 30: Crystal Lake 24. Corwith 38: Klemme 32. SECOND ROUND Convith 38; Klemme 32. GoorteH 32: Kaojnvha 14. SEMIFINAL ROUND Gamer J"; Corwith ;j. Goodell 47: Britt n. FINAL ROUND Goodcil 41; Garner Ifi. KOSSI1TH COUNT! At Aluona. CLASS B FIBST BOUND Lone Roek 36; Wesley 26. Lnverne 24; Bancroft 13. Tltonka 39; Whltteraore 28. Ledyard !'· Lakota 16. (Second Round Tuesday) ' WINNEBAGO COUNTY At Lake Mlllg. CLASS A FIRST BOUND Buffalo cneter 26; Forest City 29. Lake Mills 51; Thompson 22. FINAL Buffalo Center 37; Lake Mills M. CLASS B FIRST ROUND Scarville 24: Forest City B 12. Buffalo Center B 2: Rake 0 (lorftlt). Lelond 47; Luke Mills B 27. SECOND ROUND Scarville 22: Buffalo Center B 17. Lelaod 40; Thompson B 18. CLASS B FINAL ' Scarville 23; Lelani) 16. HARDIN At Union. GIRLS FIRST ROUND Eldora 23; Union a. SECOND BOUND Kadciiffe 23: New Providence 10. Acklcy 21: Alden 19. HuhbardSS: Whlflen 19. EMora 28; Otrasa. 11. SEMIFINALS Kartell If ;5: Ackley 18. Eldora 27; Hubbard ]3. FINAL HOUND EMora 22; Badcllffe 15. CONSOLATION Hubbard 51; Acklcy 26. Bowling Scores DECKER'S LEAGUE SWEET TICKLE. Ptayerj-- 1st Jnd 3rd Xewman 160 180 91 Groh IBS 164 124 Miller 149 188 19a Ioe 135 135 135 Hanson 132 154 170 Actual Plus 730 Handicap 72 801 72 119 225 7S 21 Total Pins 811 873 791 BOLOGNA BULLS. Players-- l«t 2nd 3rd Flanagan 168 188 139 Doe 135 135 135 Baker 179 168 150 Tamhlyn 150 99 117 Doe 135 135 135 Actual Pins {andlcap 707 735 60 676 317 60 IS Total Pins 827 785 736235 LOCAi SALES. Players-- 1st 2nd Klatt 157 183 Houlahan 128 143 Ibel 172 1SS ykes 1S3 150 Goerner --. 132 142 3rd 179 139 1,H ·127 120 tchial Plni Eandicap 92 778 92 719 326 92 2' Total Pins 864 868 MAIN OFFICE. Players-- 1st 2nd look 159 178 Mill*. 112 12H iushgp.ns .121 148 'hogerson *115 165 Halsor 153 166 3rd 120 151 150 148 177 ctual Plni 660 !andicap 84 716 84 746 2183 81 252 Total Plus "41 HOT SHOTS. Players-- 1st cany 183 addy aWuf let oan ........... agadus ctnal Finn nndicap , 134 , 196 791 70 2nd 159 200 123 105 3rd 191 155 190 15! 133 824 2263 70 210 Total Flnj RBI SOS 8H 2563 BABV KEKV. Flayers-- 1st 2nd 3rd To. anfman IBS 370 142 481) rowit 136 166 185 487 131 15S 166 452 hamwen Ml 130 112 383 orcn 189 1ST 141 627 ctnal Plnj 765 SIR 746 2321 andlcap 46 46 46 138 Total Pin 811 864 702 2167 ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND all 192 Bamber 198 oe . , , , , , . . . . . 158 J. Humphrey ... 172 Duncan 173 £l5tad 170 m. Duncan ... 194 Fsit 186 esomery 198 Krumbbolz 173 Duncan .. 183 Odell , 203 ulers , . 198 Tyler 203 arber 201 Stoddard 178 ndsay 153 Sondergaard . . . . 16!) rhloson ISfi Adams 136 lick 172 Seel 172 annon 183 Collins 19.1 17S Daver 182 SECOND KOI'XD 173 Odrll 197 205 Tyler 150 all 17!) fcarner 201 m. Duncan . . . 212 Collins . . . . . . . . . 186 Duncan 205 Detoniery ... 17(i olerj 198 Ramber JSS THIRD KotiM) m. Duncan ... 187 Odell . . . . . . . . . . . lo;l Duncan . . . . . . 164 Sfiulem . . . . . 14!) Fait 181 Harbor 1S3 FINALS Fait 159 m. Duncan ... 157 C. Barber 133 /estern League Seeks to Add Clubs for New Start CEDAR RAPIDS, «P--The West- rn league, with Waterloo definite- in the fold, today sought two ad- tional cities to increase the mem- rship to eight for the 1936 sea- n. Clubowners voted Frank Haley emission to shift his St. Joseph, GOODELL WINNER AT COUNTY MEET Takes Honors in Hancock as Snow Cuts Contests Off in Windup Program. GARNER--Goodell high school's basketball team won the Hancock county tournament here Saturday night by defeating Garner 42 to 16 and was awarded two trophies, the county championship and the Seven Eagles conference championship. The consolation game to have been played between Corwith and Britt was called off because of the threatening snow, which began at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Corwith team decided to take no chances and returned home early. The Hayfield and Woden teams | were unable to get here because of road conditions. In the first round, the two strongest teams of the county, Goodell and Crystal Lake clashed Friday afternoon. Goodell won 30 to 24. Corwith defeated Klerame, 38 to 32; Goodell won from Kanawha, 32 to 14; Garner won from Corwith, 27 to 22 and Goodell from Britt, 47 to 17. The Kanawha team walked 11 miles Friday morning over snowbound highway 111 to Britt in order to get here. There was a fair attendance at all games. EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF IOWA By JOHN ELY BRIGGS UN IT TWO CRIME This Js the twenty-seventh story in this series of explorations into the history of Iowa. Another topic about crime will appear in this paper next week. CHICKASAWSTOP NORTHEAST LOOP New Hampton Wins First Cage Crown as Decorah Loses in League Contest. NORTHEAST. IOWA STANDING New Hampton ............ 10 Waverly ........... Creitco ............ West Union ....... Ociwein . . . . . . .......... K Nashua . . . . . Charles city ...... Decorah ___ . . . . . 4 .. .. WauUon Prt, .DIM .Ittli ..17(1 .570 5M 500 400 GAMES THIS WEEK Tuesday. Decorah at Crcscn. Friday. Ciartei CHy at Decorah. NEW HAMPTON -- The New Hampton high school basketball team won its first Northeast Iowa conference cage title by winning its tenth league game Friday night from Decorah, 35 to 20. Winning 10 gameg and losing 1 gave the Chick- agaws a total of 360 points for 11 conference games and 207 for the opponents. Only Waverly, which finished in second place, tipped the titleholders. Waverly clinched second place with a 43 to 15 victory over Nashua in the Brownies' second reverse of the week, Charles City having defeated them earlier in the week, 33 to 25. It gave Nashua a final standing of .500. Oelwein finished the season by tripping Charles City 30 to 28. It was the first set-back for the Comets in three weeks. The Comets folded up in the last period after holding a 10 point lead. The victory assured the Huskies a first division standing. Cresco lost its third game in two years to New Hampton when the Chickasaws wound up their home season, 34 to 20. The Spartans lost their second game this season to the pennant winners. Several games are still to be played to complete the conference schedule but the two ranking teams are going out of the conference this week. Waverly meets the undefeated St. Ansgar team on the home floor. New Hampton also has Clear Jake, North Iowa conference title- lolders, come here Friday night. The Lions have iost only two games this season, both of them to Webster City. v Sports in Shorts WEEK-END REVIEW By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES--H. P. Headley's Whopper wins $10,000 added Sannan Capistrano handicap before a rowd of 50,000 at Santa Anita, eating Tick On and Ariel Cross. Time Supply, favorite, out of the money. MIAMI--Mantagna, owned by W. H. Furst, smashes Hialeah track ecord for 1% miles in winning $10,00 Widener challenge cup from Chance Ray and Sablin. Time, :01 4-5. ORMOND BEACH--Lucile Robnson upsets Patty'Berg in South Atlantic women's final, winning one p at twenty-first hole. PARIS -- Karl Schaefer retains ·orld men's figure skating title as :obin Lee finishes eighth and Erie Belter eleventh. Maxie Herber and Irnst Baler capture Paris cham- ionship. CHICAGO -- Western conference uspends Wisconsin for violation of faculty control" rule in ouster of pears and Meanwell. NEW YORK--Mangin, Schroeder and other favorites win first round Hatches in national indoor tennis lampionships. NEW YOR--Kilian and Vopel win jx day bike race. 2. Claim Jumpers. "But who are these individuals who have left their own homes, and seized on the public land?" inquired Representative Charles Shepard of North Carolina in congress on June 5, 1838. Without waiting for an answer he continued. "As soon as Black Hawk and his warriors were driven from their hunting grounds, before the country was surveyed or a land office opened, these men pounced on the choicest spots, cut down the timber, built houses, and cultivated the soil as if it was their own property." He pointed out, "without the authority of law, and in defiance of the government, they have taken possession of what belongs to the whole nation." Other congressmen, none of whom had seen the Iowa country, shared this low opinion of the squatters. "What right had they to the public domain," exclaimed Senator Henry Clay, "more than any other description of plunderers to the goods they may seize upon?" These "lawless intruders" were not w i t h o u t friends, however. George W. Jones of Wisconsin, Lucius Lyon of Michigan, and John Pope of Kentucky, who were more familiar with the character of the Iowa pioneers, explained that these hardy trail-makers were men of courage and ambition engaged in the worthy enterprise of developing the country. They were not criminals because they had crossed the Mississippi river and taken possession of land before it was surveyed and offered for sale by the government. That was an old practice of pioneering. If the surveyors and land agents could not keep up with the westward migration the settlers should not be blamed. Bad men could be found among the early lowans. Drinking, gambling, and fighting occurred. But most of the first comers were sober, honest, and law-abiding people. Albert M. Lea, who visited the settlements and explored the Interior of Iowa in 1835, declared "there is not a more orderly, industrious, active, painstaking population west of the Alleghenies, than this of the Iowa district. Those who have been accustomed to associate the name of squatter with the idea of idleness and recklessness, would be quite surprised, to see the systematic manner.... in which everything is-here conducted. For .intelligence, I boldly assert that they are not surpassed, as a body, by any equal number of citizens of any country in the world." Though settlement began in 1833,. no land in Iowa was sold by the government before the fall of 1838, and in most parts of the state later than that. Meanwhile, the man who claimed a piece of land, built a house on it, and began cultivation had no legal protection of it. He was a "squatter" on the public domain. Yet he was not a thief or a speculator. He intended to buy his homestead as soon as the government was ready to sell. Being honest, orderly, and willing to respect the rights of others, Samuel H. McCrory, who was clerk of the Johnson County Claim Association. He kept the records of the squatters' claims. ie squatters formed land clubs or associations to secure the possession of their claims. They made their own law. Having need of rules, they applied them. They were as resourceful as they were energetic. Hundreds of these claim clubs were formed in Iowa to guarantee justice among the early settlers. If the squatters outran the government, they at least took with them a deep sense of fairness and the habit of social responsibility. Occasionally, however, some unscrupulous stranger would select a piece of land already claimed by a settler. He was a "claim jumper." Neither the original settler nor the claim jumper had any legal right to the land, but according to custom, the possession of the first claimant was honored. Claim jumping was, therefore, regarded as a crime. Such offenders were warned to leave, and were sometimes forcibly removed. Actual violence was rare. The worst fight over a claim happened at Dubuque in-1834 when Woodbury Massey arid'the sheriff tried to put Smith and his Son off Massey's .mine. Massey was shot and killed. Though the Smiths were arrested, the Wisconsin court let them go. Soon afterward a younger brother of Massey shot the elder Smith--a fate which the community thought was deserved, for young Massey was not even arrested. When the son came to avenge the death of his father, Miss Louisa Massey decided to settle the affair. The bullet from her pistol however struck a wallet in Smith's pocket and so wasted its force that it did not kill him. Miss Massey seems to have been honored "for her brave act." Usually such disputes were not so tragic. I n October, 1837, a man named Stephens tried to jump a claim in Davenport. He built a log cabin on the land. When told to get off he refused and threatened to shoot anyone who interfered. Thereupon, about 50 settlers went to his cabin, hitched a yoke of oxen to a corner log, and the house began to tumble down. Stephens changed his mind about holding the claim. He was told to leave the neighborhood and advised to quit squatting on other people's land. Getting rid of this claim jumper was the work of a Scott county claim association. Most of the settlers organized in March, 1837, to protect their claims. Rules were adopted for locating and describing claims, for settling disputes, for keeping records, and for conducting the business of the club. In other counties similar associations were formed. Though they were very important, the records of only the Johnson county and Fort Dodge clubs have been preserved. The Johnson County Claim association was a model of its kind. It was organized on March 9, 1839, at a meeting^ attended by nearly all the settlers in the county. Samuel C. Trowbridge, the sheriff, was elected president. Samuel H. McCrory, one of the most active members, was chosen as clerk. It was his duty to keep minutes of the meetings, record claims and deeds, and attend to much of the business of the club. Most of the big- record book is in his beautiful writing. In addition to these officers, there were seven adjusters of claims and two marshals. Any white male person over the age of 18 could join the association, but no one was allowed to hold more than 480 acres. Among the members were the governor of the territory. a future chief justice of Iowa, am other prominent men. Persons no living in the county had to spen at least $50 every six months fo improvements In order to hold thei claims. Before the land waa surveyed claim boundaries had to be "care fully marked and described in th association records. For example; J Shoup made a claim on July 8,1839 "commencing at a Stake" on th west line of James Douglass's claim on the north side of Clear Creek ' running west up the .creek over a Bluff and then past three trees standing together then a short dis tance past a Lone tree by a ravine to a stake at the East side of marsh thence south across the creek to a small burr oak thence East to 2 hickory saplings thence North across the creek to the place of be^ ginning including one quarter sec Uon more or less. The corners has my name cut in the wood." Very little claim jumping occurred where the settlers were wel organized. The claim clubs promot ed neighborliness and good will they provided a means of settling disputes fairly, and they were strong enough to enforce their rules Only two claims were jumped it Johnson county. In one case the offender was whipped. The other jumper was finishing his log cabin when the marshal am a big committee arrived. He refused to leave, even when the owner offered to pay for the cabin. The men then climbed up the corners of the house and in fifteen minutes it was completely torn down. Afterward the claim jumper tried to get damages in court but he failed because the judge, lawyers, and jurors were all members of the claim association. The work of the claim clubs 'die not end, however, with expelling claim jumpers. When the land sales began, the clubs appointed bidders to attend the public auctions and _see that each settler got the land he claimed at the government price. S H. McCrory was bidder at the first sale of Johnson county land in August, 1840. Sometimes speculators tried to buy land regardless of the settlers' claims, but they usually changed their minds when visited by a mob of angry squatters. In Mahaska county a wealthy member of the claim association bought land claimed by three other men. When they protested, he refused to recognize their claims Other settlers, fearful of losing their own claims, gathered at his house, but he was not at home. A-s the crowd grew during the day the excitement increased.- A message was sent threatening; to destroy his place if he did not return. The next morning his barn and corn cribs burned. After that he promised to give back the land and the- mob dispersed. Later, however, he failed to fulfill the agreement. One of the men. whose claim he had taken, was arrested for burning the barn Again the settlers gathered, and marched, to Oskaloosa. The prisoner was released and this time the squatters got their land back. Activity Hints. 1. Explain why the squatters' claims were not protected by law. 2. Find out about claim jumping a.nd land clubs in your community. S. Read about the Majors War in the "Palimpsest" for July, 1924. Next wPek: "The Bellevue Gang.* HOT SHOTS HIGH IN DECKER LOOP Sweet Pickle, Local Sales in Victories as Teams Roll League Schedules. The Hot Shots, winning a pair of games from Baby Beef, were high team in the Decker bowling league schedule of last week-end, shooting 2,563, and included the two high individual records in their total. Meany rolled 33 for the top series and Haddy had a 200 high single. Sweet Pickle won two from the Bologna Bulls and the Local Sales took a pair from the Main Office. Jo., franchise to Waterloo at a spe- 'al meeting here Sunday. Peoria and Moline, HI., and St. oseph are possibilities for the sev- nth and eighth places in the circuit. DODGERS AHEAD AT MAT EVENTS Clarion Nosed Out in Meet Held at Fort Dodge as Each Pkces Seven. FORT DODGE, UP)--Fort, Dodge, winner of the district title, and Clarion each will send seven representatives to the state high school wrestling meet at Cedar Falls this week-end. The Dodgers nosed out Clarion for district honors Saturday night, 43 to 40. Burt placed two men in the finals and Gilmore City and Eagle Grove, one each. Greatest of Hollywood's laugh makers, this famous film comic welcomed an opportunity to portray the role of "Flute" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which will be shown Thursday only at the Cecil theater. Kessler Looms as Best Basket Shot in Big Ten. CHICAGO, ;B--It's going to take a lot of shooting on the part of the defending champion, Bill Haarlow of Chicago, to keep Bob Kessler of Purdue from taking over Big Ten basketball scoring honors for 1936. The little Boilermaker southpaw collected 22 points against Iowa Saturday night to increase his leading total to 146. Haarlow was second with 313 and Ken Gunning of Indiana third with 115. Creighton Jays to Bid on Clear Honors m Wild Run for Mizoo Loop Cage Lead DBS MOINES, /[)--The wildest Missouri Valley basketball race in yearg ends this week with Cheigh- ton's bid for an undisputed title up for decision against Washburn at Topeka Wednesday night. If Cheighton whips Washburn, something it didn't do at Omaha midway in the season, the Bluejays will earn the championship with nine victories and three defeats. Should Washburn win, Creighton will split the title with the Oklahoma Aggies and possibly Drake. The Aggies completed their season with a 39 to 28 victory over Washington at St. Louis Saturday night. It was the eighth triumph in 12 starts for Coach Henry Iba's club. The defeat clinched the cellar position for the Bears who won only three of their Valley games. At Mason City THEATERS "MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION" IS MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION. "Magnificent Obsession," now playing at the Cecil is magnificent in its production as well as its title. The story of the romance of Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor is also a story of the recreation of a life, saving a young- man from purposeless and wastrel existence, trans- CKCIL--Now playing, "Magnificent Obsession." P A L. A. C E--Throu gh Tuesday, "Strike Me Pink." STRAND -- Through Tuesday. "Too Tough to Kill" and "Your Uncle Dudley." S T A T E -- Through Tuesday, "Shipmates Forever" and "March of Time." forming him into a great surgeon by the formula devised by the man who lost his life because the wastrel's was saved. The first part of the story sees the reckless Taylor with the rich grandfather with the best intentions hut encountering one tragedy D A N C E AVALON BALL ROOM Manly, Iowa TUESDAY, MARCH 3 BENNETT-GRETEN Ladies 25e Gents 40c OLD TIME DANCE Thursday, March 5 Music By RUBEN WEBER Admission 25e COMING Tuesday, March 10 AL MENKE' or near tragedy after another in courtship of Miss Dunne. The last half of the film, as the' formula of life begins to work, finds him undoing all the wrong he haplessly caused. The two central characters dominate the whole picture. Supporting parts are ably played by Charles Butterworth, Betty Furness, Sara Haden, Ralph Morgan and Cora Sue Collins. * * * "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which will have its local showing at the Cecil on Thursday only, has already been awarded signal honors. Recently the Parents Magazine presented Warner Brothers with a gold medal with palms, the first time such an award has been made. It was presented as the highest award of the year by the magazine which FIRST RUN 2 ACE HITS "TOO TOUGH TO KILL" With Victor Jory Sally O'Neil ·TOUR UNCLE DUDLEY" With Edward Ev. Horton Lois Wilson Alan Dinehart NOW--Ends Tuesday The Greatest Comedy of This or Any Other Year! EDDIE CANTOR "Strike Me Pink" Starts Wednesday: PRESTON FOSTER In "Muss 'Era Up" --And-"Dancing Feet" with JOAN MARSH - BEN LYON declared the picture to be the outstanding one for family audience. * # * After the splendid response · to Major Bowes' amateur show, many requests are coming in for more stage shows, the Cecil management reports, so "The Kit Kat Klub Revue" is to be brought here March 11 and 12. EDDIE CANTOR IS TURNED LOOSE Eddie Cantor is let loose in a gigantic amusement park in "Strike Me Pink," his sixth annual musical extravaganza for Samuel Goldwyn which plays through Tuesday at.- the Palace. Eddie is cast as a timid fellow who takes a correspondence course in acquiring a dominating personality and becomes manager of Dreamland amusement park. Here he becomes involved with a gang of slot machine racketeers who have put every previous manager on the spot. The gangsters learn that Eddie secretly adores a glamorous night club star, played by Ethel Merman. This lady is really the wife of one of their number and they use her as a "come-on" to trick Eddie into installing their fake slot machines. Sally Eilers, seen as Eddie's Dreamland sweetheart; Harry , Parke, better known as the Greek/ 1 dialectician Parkyakarkus of radio r "ame, William Frawley and the 1936 crop of Goldwyn Girls are- featured beside Ethel Merman In ;he comedy which Norman Taurog : directed. Also prominent in the cast!' ire Helen Lowell, Gordon Jones, Srian Donlevy, Jack LaRue, Sunnie O'Dea and Rita Rio. "Strike Me Pink" is based on Clarence Budington Kelland's Saturday Evening Post story and lovel, "Dreamland." Frank Butler, J Walter De Leon and Francis Mar-.! 1 ' tin collaborated on the adaptation^ and screen play. Ill at Grafton. GRAFTON^-John Ueker is seri- ( usly ill at his home with erysipelas. J le was given an injection of serum. Friday. Harry Christians also is ilLI at his home with arthritis. D A N C E I. 0. 0. F. HALL Mason City WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 Art's Nighthawks For Members and Invited Friends. "MAW Every Blessed Thins J.1 \J rr About It I« Magnificent! I R E N E D U N N E R O B E R T TAYLOR HfiGNJFICENT OBSESSION A . J O H N M. STAHLI ProHnninn from hr fepit-wllitip, nnrc] by tlnjil C Doafillt wilk Remember! FRIDAY Is Our BIG FUN Day! You'll get a different kind of thrill! Thursday, March 5 Two Shews Only--2:30 and 8:15 RESERVED SEATS NOW ON SALE FOR MAX RETOHARDrS "piTdSdiSfS A NIGHT'S DREAM By WIUInm ShakMpeare. 5[n«Ic by Fclli Mendelsohn. Presented b.v Warner Bros. With a cn»t of 1,1100 inclndlnj 15 jtara. BUY SEATS NOW Mat. at 2:30 56e, 85c Eve. at 8:15, 56c, 85c, $1.13 (Including Taxes) Phone Orders Filled--Call -1195 Hurry! Only 2 More Ways Hundreds \\bo S.-nr 11 Sunday Are Proof of Merle

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