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IP; SKILIENJTES HELD AT GREENE Aged Resident Is Survivet fay Wife, Four Sons and -Three Daughters. . GREENE, Feb. 18.--Funeral ser- Yicea for John Skillen, Sr., 70, who died at his home- here Mondav night after a brief illness caused by a _ n e a r t disease, were held in the Christian church, today. The Rev Mr. Hess of Charles City officiated! Mr. tkmen came to Iowa 59 years ago and has spent most of his life in and near Greene. Thursday would have been the forty-third anniversary of his marriage: Both Mr and Mrs. Skillen's birthdays would have been March 9. Besides his wife he is survived by two brothers Robert, Greene; and James of Muk- wanago, Wis.; four sons, John H. Â·and James of Greene; Ralph of Charles City, and Martin of Eldora- fl.nd two daughters, Mrs. James Trupp, Eldora, and Mrs. Archie Raymond, Greene; and one adopted daughter, Ruth, at home, BANfEfHELD AT SWALEDALE Pastor From Mason City Is Speaker at Father and . Son Event. SWALEDALE, Feb. IS.--A father and son banquet, with approximately 100 men and boys present Â·was held Tuesday evening at th Methodist church parlors. Dinne Â·was served by the ladies aid societ' of the church. A decorative scheme in keeping-with Washington's birth day, was carried out. Red hatchets and red and white streamers were hung about the room. Table decorations were in keeping- with the occa- Â· sion. Mrs. William England, Mrs John Estel and Mrs. Earl Drury made up the decorating- committee. Following- the dinner an entertaining program was presented. The Rev. F. W. Whitford, pastor of the Methodist church'at Swaledale presided. The Rev. E. E. Hickox, pastor of the Baptist church, gave the invocation and during a talk welcomed ail the fathers arid sons present. The high; school boys' quartet sang several selections. Delos Harris entertained with a cornet solo at3 Jack Willemssen, Jr., played a saxophone number. Ralph B. Geer, who has charge of the music in the public school at Swaledale, accompanied 1 . Glenn Eddy gave a talk, during which he welcomed the boyii and Lloyd Hunt responded with greetings to the dads. Mr, Geer.played the guitar and __sang two.numbers. Five high, school: girls, dii'gaised as boys, entertained with vocal selections. In the group were Grace Whitford, Ruth Eddy, Dorothy Cogswell, Helen Mae Crabb and Irene Kruggel. Â· The address of the evening, "The Price of a Boy," was given by the Rev. William Galbreth, pastor of the Olivet Methodist church of Mason City. This was the fir-st father and son banquet to be held in Swaledale and those present voted to make it an annual affair. The Rev. F. W. Whitford was chairman of the committee that planned the banquet and Mr. Geer had charge of all the music on the after dinner program. Judge Names Winners in Greene Declam Contest GREENE, Feb.-18.--Winners of the declamatory contest held in the auditorium of the high scool Monday night were: Oratorical, Arnin Graber; dramatic, Dorothy Â· Mead, humorous, Dorothy Simon. MiEV Winnifred Tuttle, assistant dramatic coach, Cedar Falls teachers- coll ege, was the judge. These winners will appear at Clarksville Feb. 25 in the sub-district contest. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ANNOUNCES BREAK Ina Claire, film star, snapped on arrival at Los Angeles after a trip across the continent, announces that she.and her husband, John Gilbert, also of the films, Intend to separate. The two 'have been living apart anil rumors of the separation have been heard from time to time. At Mason City's THEATERS 40 to Study Landscaping. AMES, Feb. 18.--Forty Iowa home owners will gather at Iowa state .college Thursday and Friday to study home landscape development in the annual short course conducted by the department of landscape architecture. Fredric March is playing at the Palace theater thru Friday the very role in films which, when he played it on the stage two years ago, got him his chance as a screen performer. After he completed his education at the. University of Wisconsin, he went to New York and joined the Belasco stock company, later going to the west coast where he subsequently appeared, in "The Royal Family" at the Morosco'theater in Los Angeles. It was his work as Tony, the lordly "prince" of the "royal family" which attracted the attention of Paramount executives and brot about his signature to a. contract for film productions. His first film part was in "The Dummy" and he has since increased his I O W A Â· LAj f T T Iai1 ^ WEDNESDAY A/fttte THURSDAY Greta 25o till 5:30-Sac thereafter. Kiddies always JOc 'THE BEST FOR LESS" NOW PLAYING EDMUND LOWE Women Are 'Bad Says-- ' "DON'T BET ON WOMEN" with JEANETTE MACDONALD and XJNA MERKEL And he .makes a 48 hour, $10,000 wugcr and tells why they're not worth betting on. And what happens? PLENTY' you must know what his Ideas arc concerning KISSES.' ALSO Champion Laugh Makers Winnie Lightner and Joe E. Brown jn "Ho/d Everything" TIME SCHEDULE of SHOWS Pathe News Special J, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 "Hold Everything" 1:04, 3:81, G.-04, 8:34 "Don't Bet on Women" 2:21, 4:51, 7:21, 0:51. popularity by hig work in "Saral and Son," "Laughter," "Manslaugh ter" and others. "The Royal Fam lly of Broadway," now at the Pal ace, is the story of the home liveo of a leading; family of American stage folks. It is .a rich, humat story, garnished with rare corned-, and satire, and a tinge of diama. --o-"The Bachelor Futher," whict opened Wednesday at the Ceci theater, stars Marion Davics tfit vivacious blond comedienne and h regarded as an ideal vehicle for he, talents. The Belasco stage hit written by Edward Childs Carpenter, enjoyed a tremendous international success two seasons ago, playing tc capacity audiences on Broadway fo- nine months and repeating a record run in London as well as on the road in both countries. Most of the action takes place on the English estate of Sir Basil Winterbottom, where Miss Davles, as a Hogan's Alley waif, takes her place as the baronet's long-lost daughter. In tlu hilarious complications, she wins th^'. affections of the dashing young bur- riater as well as the heart of th.- grumpy old Britisher. --o-Some of the most seintillatin" dialog in the history of the. talkie" picture is a feature of "Hold Everything," the Warner Bros, and Vita- phone production which' is how playing at the Strand theater. A portion of these sparkling lines was incorporated in the original stag= play by D. E. Sylva and John Me- Gowan, and the remainder was contributed by Robert Lord, who adapted the play for the motion picture screen. The dialog kepps tht Eudience in a continual roar oi laughter, and the librettist is givea able assistance by the Comedy tal- FARRAR RETIRES Because she has "had everything- that a public career can give," Geraldine Farrar, oper,- atlc soprano, is retiring to her gardening in Connecticut She announced her decision In Los Angeles. ents of Joe E. Brown and Winnie Lightner, two of the funniest players in filmdom. As the two lovers who,are continually flying at each ether's throats, this great comedv team is a riot of merriment. --o-- ) "Lawful Larceny," all talking drama, which is being presented for the last time Wednesday evening at the Strand theater, is .a faithful adaptation of the original New York stage success, and is claimed to be just as entertaining. Bebe Daniels, the star, scores in an entirely new role, that of a wife who sets out to recover her husband from another woman. Her performance is intensely human and convincing. She is supported by a cast of former stage favorites, including Olive Tell Lowell Sherman, Purnell Pratt and Kenneth-Thomson. Â·--o-- Friday Is "request day" at the Palace theater. In addition to "The Royal Family of Broadway," a picture that has been requested by a, local fan, will be presented. The Palace management is inviting request productions, pictures that have played at this theater. Friday" of each week a talking film re- FEBRUARY 18 1931 quested by someone, will be shown in addition to the scheduled attraction. This particular policy will continue indefinitely. --o-They came -by -the thousands-"bindle" stiffs, Â· gasoline gypsies drifters, idlers, honest farm and cow hands--to participate in the "Cimarron" land rush staged recently by Radio Pictures on the plains near Quinn's Ranch, 40 miles from Bakersfield, Cal. The picture opens a one-week engagement Saturday at the Cecil theater. For sheer magnitude there has been nothing like it since the original wag staged in Oklahoma in 1889, according to critics. The modern rush was not for free land, but for a pay check and a chance to appear m the movies. To many, Judging by appearances, it was truly a "gold rush"--warjn beds, clothes and food for a few days and money to boot. Jungle" money for a whole week! For several days, the lane thru Quinn's ranch was lined with movie aspirants, hovering around "jungle" fires, slumbering in antiquated autos, waiting for the magic "call" from Rex Bailey, casting director to pass into the promised land---thf Wesley Ruggles camp,; Rockford Sends Drought Aid. ROCKFORD, Feb. 28.--In- response to the call for clothing and food from the Red Cross for the relief of the drought stricken area this community responded Â· with large contributions, a large truck load being collected and taken ' to Charles City, from where it will be shipped by train, free of charge, to Its destination. KELLY'S HARP ORCHESTRA OF OSAGE Will Play for the AMERICAN LEGION OLDTIME DANCE Saturday Night, February 21 AT THE ARMORY Admission Always 25c New ventilating system now in operation. THEIR LOVE A FLAMING TORCH THAT BLAZED A WILDERNESS! 4^*-V* Â· Jf?* ; W W Â·Â« CECIL :*;Â«*: ** Mason City's Finest Theater --THRU FRIDAY- Â· It's a WISE CHILD that knows ITS OWN FATHER! Merry Marion's happiest hit! Uproarious, richly human! Something new for fun loving fans! LOVERS! EMPIRE MAKERS! They Wrought the Greatest Miracle Since Creation's Day! EDNA FERBiR Try and Stop Laughing-! with RALPH FORBES C. AUBREY SMITH From DAVID BELASCO'S Stage triumph NOW THRU FRIDAY NOW THRU FRIDAY Colossal Novel Springs To Life! Tender as the Touch of Loving Hands ... Yet Bursting Across the Screen With the Almighty Power of Creation's Unlocked Fury I R I C H A R D I R E N E DUNNE E S T E L L E T A Y L O R Edna May Oliver, Wm. Collier, Jr. and a Gigantic Cast of Superlative Artists Dlrart.d by WSStEY RUGGLES Adaptation by Howard Eitabraok A Wm. lÂ» Baron Production In Storm-Charged Splendor Surges the Da* Wh-,. c. mhnnnn[ Went with the Sombrero and Six Gun . . . When Men Made Empire . . . Women Preserved It . . . and Love Stars Above Couraaeo... 'ft with I FREDRIC MARCH INA CUURE Mary Brian Henrietta Crosman * * * A THREE STAR PICTURE MASON CITY'S FINEST r rftf..\TF.K One Week Starting S A T U R D A Y Big Midnite Show Saturday 11:15 \l Adapted From the Stage Success By EDNA FERBER HILARIOUS SATIRE! THE MADDEST, MERRIEST, M O S T AMAZING SHOW EVER SEEN ON THE SCREEN! Starting SATURDAY The Funniest Comedy of the Year and HATTIE Donald Ogden Stewart called them Mr. and Mrs. Haddock with Zasu Pitts Leon Errol Mitzi Green Jackie Searl REQUEST DAY Every Friday, Send in your request for pictures you would like r* to see. ^ ^ It's Screamingly _ Hilarious With a Bit of Heart Throb!