The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 2, 1939 · Page 10
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March 2, 1939

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1930 | NEW PAGE-RULE BUILDING OFFERS MANY NEW LINES Innes Store, Kenyon's Have Outstanding Lines of Clothing, Rare Food Friday the Page and Rule building, constructed at 9-11 North federal avenue, will be opened to the public to see the many merchandising features ol tlie Don Innes department store and the Kenyon's, Watkins and Busch merchandising shops in the base- nient. Construction of this new merchandising building was completed on the site of the former Currie- Van Ness hardware store and Olympia cafe late in 1938 by the Henkel and Rye Construction company. The building cost approximately $65,000. Entirely faced with granite, this Pittco store front is unlike anything in the city. A modern open front, constructed with a 20 foot island type fice rooms, locker rooms and res rooms. One of the features of thi building are the many convenien meeting places, lounging rooms and rest rooms for the convenience ol shoppers. Provides Kest Rooms Don Innes, manager of the new store, is of the opinion that customers and employes alike are more satisfied if there is a break in the shopping day when thej may relax. There are waiting places for customers and res rooms for employes. Bright red and black furnishings, trimmed in chrome, enhance an attractive lounge room for the women employes of the store. This room is located on third floor 01 the building, facing Federal avenue. A large electric refrigeration unit is also placed in the room for the convenience of girl's who bring lunches with them. This lounge room has been provided and furnished by A. L. Rule. It is located next to the office rooms and locker rooms for employes. Lounging: Areas A lounging area for the pubfic nas also been provided on the mezzanine floor. This unit is fin- in light blue furnishings, :rimmed with chrome. A public :elephone has also been provided :here for the convenience ot cus- .omers. Lounging room has also been irovided .on the main floor and in he basement, which Is an entirely separate unit. Of Stee! and Concrfe f - The Bye ? nd Henltel Conslruc- The building is o ^re-fnforced tlO '\ c °mpames. associated general --..- . . - " llulcea contractors, held the general contract for the building. The Ideal M *\ su-ucted with a 20 foot island type gMV- showcase, behind which tile stairs y lead to the basement, and twin 1; canopies enhance the entrance to CV\ this merchandise building. t - . -^ *4w -Jijin-inig ia UL. i c -- I I I L U I ceo. \ concrete and steel construction * -. ~.-w U I A U jilt*; i L . U 1 L S L L U t _ L I l J f l ^throughout and is equipped with itlie latest type of air-conditlon- T ,'»«ng equipment for a large store. V\ sprinkler system for fire pro, tection has also been installed. -,. A balcony or mezzanine floor 1 encircles the entire first floor of A steel stairway with wrought iron" rail I ;1 ··'.5 i V Innes store. ornamental ,, ,,,, ioll leads from the first floor to the mezzanine floor and the second 1 floor. A specially constructed beauty parlor has been installed on the mezzanine floor at the front of the building. The second floor consists of of- Sand and Gravel, Inc., furnished the washed and screened sand and gravel. The Ray E. Pauley company installed the air-conditioning equipment. Martin Mullgard did the painting and decorating, the C. J. Smith Electrical Construction company installed the wiring and electrical work and the Kelroy Fuel and Furnace company installed the general plumbing in the building. Northwestern Cement Northwestern Portland cement was used in the construction of --IIIH-- M A.S.O N C.I T Y Congratulations · and . Best Wishes \ W. H, POTTS, Jeweler Established 1895 Don Innes Preferred Mid-West for Location Chose Mason City From List of 100 Cities of Similar Populations While Don Innes was still employed by a large department store in Peoria, 111., he decided he would like a whirl at a department store of his own. He selected about 100 cities of the approximate size of Mason City and decided that he would start a store in one of these cities. By a method of elimination in which he discarded cities too near other larger cities, cities that had disagreeable features, etc., he finally reduced the.total number to approximately four cities scattered through the mid-west and west. Since he had spent a great share of his life in the mid-west lie decided to start his store here where he knew he would like it. Mr. Innes came to Mason City last Memorial day to look over the situation. He liked it so well that he began immediately making plans to start a department itore here and arranged with A. L. Rule for the building. Work was started immediately on one of the finest department store buildings in the mid-west. The building was complete late in :he fall and Mr. Innes is about to realize a dream of long standing-a modern department store where only the finest quality merchandise is handled. This store was located in Mason My, for Mr. Innes felt this was one of tile best located and progressive towns of its size in the ;ountry and it was here he wanted to take his "whirl" at a modern department store. the building and Hie general millwork and modern fixtures for the Myers Beauty Salon were manufactured and furnished by the Mason City Millwork company. The Payne Plumbing and Heating company installed the plumbing for the Myers Beauty Salon. Among local firms extending congratulations to the retail stores n the Page-Rule building in this ssue of the Mason City Globe- lazette are the First National 3ank of Mason City, the People's 3as a n d Electric company Damon's, Inc., the J. c. Penney company, \V. H. Potts, Jeweler ind the Currie-Van Ness company. jrandparents Club Convenes at Belmond BELMOND--The members vl he Grandparents club met Monday evening at the W. R. Ramsey ome for a pot luck dinner. Bridge as played during the evening. of Above is Don Innes, manager of the new innes store, 9-U JNorth Federal avenue. Below Is ,,? ,u ison ' ° mce manager of the new store. They are both newcomers ( 0 Mason City. Loch; Kayenay En - 26,613 Bushels Corn Sealed in Franklin County During Week HAMPTON---J. C. Hamilton of Lee to\vnship this week sealed 2S.613 bushels of 1938 corn, the largest a m o u n t in Franklin county. He had previously completed a loan on a small crib. The largest amount sealed before Hamilton's sealing was 36 843 bushels owned by William !. Moon and C. E. Thornton o£ Lee township. 11 We also wish to announce that R A L P H of HOLLYWOOD International Hair Stylist Will recommend the correct style for the particular lady. HE M A S O N C I T Y THE PERSONNEL OF ... M Y E R S BEAUTY STUDIO INVITES YOU TO VISIT OUR NEW HOME OPERATORS IN OUR NEW STUDIO x ELAINE BUSHGENS HELEN BROWN SHERMAN ..-DOROTHY HANSEN Hair Stylist General 0pefQ{or ·- ELIZABETH H. MYERS Specialist in Bleaching and Hair Dyeing Scalp and Skin Diagnostician FOR THIRTY DAYS ONLY we will give mitten manicures at our regular prices. MYERS BEAUTY STUDIO Phone 919 Mezzanine at Innes 9-11 North Federal Avenue --·--111 El MA so 5* S S GRAND OPENING FRIDAY and SATURDAY MARCH 3,4 IN OUR DOWSTAIRS STORE YOU'LL FIND BUSCH'S AROUND THE WORLD Sandwich Bar · BREAKFASTS · LUNCHES · FOUNTAIN SERVICE · MID-DAY SNACKS Mason City's n e w e s t , most modern eat spot, specializing in more than 250 superbly different sandwiches and salads. You'll find our Sandwich Bar unique 'ond an extremely pleasant place to satisfy your hunger. We know you'll like our Ice Cream Because it is made deliciously rich . . . fresh daily . . . right here before your eyes. SERVICE FROM: 7:30 A. M. UNTIL 11:30 P. M. WATKIN'S Seafood Market FISH AND SEAFOOD SUGGESTIONS FOR LENTEN DAYS LOBSTERS SHRIMPS SCALLOPS OYSTERS (3 Sizes) FROG LEGS FROM LOUISIANA SEPIAS (CUTTLE FISH) from Portugal CALAMARI (SQUID) from Mexico SCOMBRI fMACKEREL) REDFISH FILLETS SMELTS HALIBUT SABLEFISH SALMON RED SNAPPER MISSISSIPPI CATFISH LAKE SUPERIOR TROUT AND WHITEFISH SPECIAL-- Headless Ocean Pike .... . . , COMPLETE SELECTION OF SMOKED SPICED AND SALT FISH KENYON'S Cheese Store A STORE OF RARE FOODS-- FOR GIFTS AND TABLE Now conveniently located to serve you better. MORE room to display these Epicurean Delights. MORE chance to show YOUR Mason City Cheese Store td visiting friends. Manufacturers and representatives will be here to tell you how their products arc made and why they are GOOD. THREE OUTSTANDING VALUES FOR OPENING DAYS M- ' » at Fari, Minn., priced ,n small cuts at 39c. In full cakes, lb. 35c Mild, open Brick (a natural cheese) made by John Stetller at Hicewlle, Iowa, in small cut5 at I5c _ In fu ,, bri . kS( ..... , b £ Gold-N Rich Cheese made at Elgin, Illinois, in , model factory A decidedly different cheese-very rich in butterfat. [n cuts 39c. In full cakes ....................... Jb 3 ^ c

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