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TWELVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 26 Â· 1936 CONFERENCE ON PLAYS PLANNED Teachers' College Will Be Host to 400 Teachers and Students. CEDAR FALLS--Talks, demonstrations and a matinee are on the schedule for visitors to the sixth annual conference on play production at the Iowa State Teachers college on Saturday, April 18. Between four and five hundred high school dramatics teachers and their students usually attend. The visitors will be guests at the matinee, third performance of the Hazelton-Benrimo play, "The Yellowjacket," a spectacular travesty on the Chinese theater, following the conference luncheon in the Commons. At the tea in the drama shop following the matinee, the play production staff and students will be hosts. The morning session will open at 10 o'clock with S. A. Lynch, head of the English department, presiding. Two out-of-town speakers have been engaged: Donald Winbigler, research assistant in dramatic art of the department of speech, University 01" Iowa, who will talk on "The Choice of Plays for Production in High Schools," and Stanley Wood, an alumnus of Teachers college, now teacher of dramatics at Guttenberg, who will speak on "Problems and Possibilities of Play Production in High Schools." Demonstrations by students in classes in play production and stage lighting will feature the talks of Dr. Vio Mae Powell, visiting assistant professor of oral interpretation in charge of 'play production, and Dr. H. Darkes Albright, instructor In English and supervisor of technical staging. Dr. Powell will talk on "Stage Movement,", and Dr. Albright on "Some Simple Rules for Stage Lighting." "The Yellowjacket" will also be presented in evening performances on Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17. Rockford Woman Is Named Auxiliary Vice President ROCKFORD--The Floyd County American Legion and auxiliary organizations held a joint meeting in the Legion hall at Charles City. Mrs. Carl Cunningham of Rockford was elected vice president to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Mrs. Henry Lucas of Nora Springs. The. next joint county meeting will be held in Nora Springs in April. CHARLES CITY NEWS Music Contests in Iowa Had Origin in Rockford Now 519 Schools Enrolled in Subdistrict Meets Leading to Titles. CHARLES CITY--According to P. C. Lapham, secretary and treasurer of the Iowa High School musical activities association, 519 schools in Iowa have registered to take part in the state music contest which is now in progress in the way of sub-district contests being held in different parts of Iowa. This is about 10 more schools than participated last year. The final contest will be held in Iowa City April 30, May 1 and 2. The foundation of this musical attainment in Iowa was begun through the efforts of Supt. G. T. Bennett of the Rockford schools in 1920 when he wrote to all the schools in Iowa with six or more teachers suggesting a state wide contest for the following spring. Only 50 replies were received and 40 of them favored the plan. Two small contests were held, one by the Northeast Iowa Musical Activity association in Rockford in .March, 1921, and the other by the Northwest District Music association in April of the same year at Rock Rapids. These contests encouraged Bennett to make another attempt to form a state organization so in September, 1921. he wrote once more to the school superintendents of Iowa. This time about 100 replies were received which were largely favorable to the plan. In the spring of 1922 regional con. tests were held at Logan, Sheldon, Audubon, Garner and Manly, the winners being invited to meet at Sheldon in AprU. Only four schools responded to the invitation. The town of Sheldon entertained the contestants who paid their own expenses. Bands were added to the list of events in 1923 to make up a program of mixed choruses, girls' glee clubs, boys' glee clubs, orchestras and bands. Six district contests were held previous to the so-called state contest in Rockford. Charles City won first in baud honors and Cedar Rapids received the honors in the orchestra section. This Contest brought out the need for classification of schools according to size and before the contest in Cedar Rapids in 1924, the constitution of the High School musical activities associaion was revised to include class A, B and C schools. The state was also divided into eight districts with specific boundaries and the number of competitors in certain groups was limited. The first ruly state wide contest was held in Iowa City in 1926 when 2,000 boys and girls took part. The number of contestants has increased every year and the standards of perform- mce have been raised. 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CHARLES CITY--New officers chosen at the regular meeting of Bethsaida Shrine No. 33 Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem in the Masonic temple are as follows: Carolyn Wood, worthy high priestess; Robert Whipple, watchman of the shepherds; Mildred Troutner, noble prophetess; Verna Atherton, worthy chaplain; Bertha Townsend, worthy scribe; Emma Mullarkey worthy treasurer; Opal Morey, worthy shepherdess and Myrtle Walker, worthy guide. Charles City Briefs P R O D U C T O F f E K F E C T I O N S T O V E C O M P A N Y CHARLES CITY--Claud R. Willsher and Velma Mae Sadler, both of Rockford, were married in the city hall by Justice Calvin H. Jones. The witnesses were Mrs. Blanche Fox, mother of the bride, and Wallace Smith. A daughter was born Wednesday in the Cedar Valley hospital to Mr. and Mrs. S. Zwanziger of Plainfield. Dale Hillsman, son of Mr. and. Mrs. Ralph. Hillsman of Nora Springs, had a major operation in the Ceflar Valley hospital. Fred Brenner has announced his candidacy for the office of .supervisor of the Cuarlea City district. C. S. Moore accompanied his daughter, Mrs. Frank Moldenhauer of Waterloo to Green Bay, Wis., where he will visit another daughter, Mrs. T. A. Boint and family. Judge T. A. Beardmore concluded his work of the March terra of court in Mason City Wednesday night and went to Northwood Thursday to hold the regular term wEich had to be postponed 10 days. Miss Mary Montgomery reviewed "Green Light" by Lloyd Douglas at the regular meeting of the Congregational Church club Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. J. E. Waggoner led the devotions and James Smith played a piano solo. Mrs. J. M. Smith was chairman of the serving committee. Miss Clara Smith was elected chairman of the business and professional women's department of the Women's club and Miss Marjorie Merrick is the new secretary. Speakers of ] 6 Iowa Junior Colleges Are in Forensic Contests IOWA CITY--Championships in four divisions willbe determined by speakers from 16 junior, colleges in the forensic tournament at the University of Iowa from Thursday through Saturday. The junior collegians will compete in debate, oratory, interpretive reading, and extemporaneous speaking. Their contests will be held as part of the speech meet which includes competition for high schools. Ten junior- college -debate teams will appear. There will be 15 representatives in interpretive reading, 12 in extemporaneous speaking and 11 in oratory. These are the institutions -represented in at least one of the contests: Fort Dodge, Waukon, Elkader, Maquoketa, Sheldon, Eagle Grove, Northwestern academy of Fort Dodge, Muscatine, Waldorf, Burlington, Mt. St. Clare, Osceola, Britt, Cherokee, Graceland and Marshall town. Highly Rated Schools in Play Competition IOWA CITY--Highly rated high schools and junior colleges of 1935 will return to the 1936 University of Iowa play production festival this week-end as 42 casts compete for honors. Four winners of "excellent" rating last year and one "superior" will attempt to repeat their achievements in the second section of the festival. Webster City high school will send a cast to uphold its "superior" rating in class A. It is the only returning award-winner in this class. In class B, Britt high school, winner of "excellent" in 1935, is one of 15 entrants and in class C Elkader, another "excellent," will. present a play. j Creston and Britt, each winner of | "excellent" last year, are among I the 10 junior college entrants. To see the assortments of lovely fabrics at Merkel's is to bring on the urge to do some home sewing. You just can't resist them. Come in and let us show you our new silks, acetates, woolens and cottons! . 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