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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 21 1931 INTERESTING EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR FIRST SPRING DAYS DEPARTMENT WILL HEAR BOOK REVIEW Psychologist Gives Speech Before Group Child Study Council Hears Talk by Newell Edson. Dr. Newell Edson, social hygiene chairman of the National Congress yt Parents and Teachers, addressed the Child Study council at a meet- Ing Friday evening in. the Lincoln school taking as his topic "Character Aspect of Education for, Parenthood." "We have to have .some sort of educational theory," Dr. Edson said Â· '"The idea or' 'put 'yourself in his place' is a familiar one find there Is no more important truism in the education of children. Education is not merely a process of laying an alluring array of facts before the child. It should be an attempt to help children meet life's situation. Â· "We Bave achieved an educa'- tlbnal technique which makes the absorption of facts very attractive to the child. It is evident in most of .the progressive schools. We are so smitten with this idea that it is difficult to get rid of it. Lnt Child Live His Life. "It is a tremendously difficult thing not to\ bring up- a child, hut let him bring himself up. I do mean to let him strictly aloneybut allow him to live his own life. Today's situation determines tomorrow's and his life is not ours, hut his own. "A child's interest is based on his heeds and we cannot understand that need and interest without 1 putting ourselves in his place. Children have got along in spite of the things parents are trying to do for them. Adult interest hinders a child from doing what he is trying to do because adult interest is not child interest. "The danger with movies for young children does not lie in the emotions which may be stirred up, Â·tout in the shabby standards which may be set. The child's emotions are not- the compelling force that the adult's are. In this as in everything else we do not have the child's viewpoint.' Must Be Child. "We must be the child if we are going- to find his interests ..and feel' ' ' us toow ; what : / :itef th inks;-' but '' hot how he feels. Â·You 'cannot separate one part of the' child's life from another one 'Â·and call it his sex life. It is intermixed with every part of his existence. The difficulty with sex education is adult e'motions are so. prime that they flood to the fore and blind the parent as to what the child is interested in. "Sex education is no different from any other kind of education. The parent should think what the child needs, and how does he happen to need it and what will best fill the need. The child wants vary simple things. He does not see beyond the immediate need and the parents must fit that immediate need. His demands do not require subtlety. Needs Must Help. "The child should he given a con struetive group in principles. Tel .him what to do, not what not to do Help him prepare gradually fo' home partnership. The only way ti satisfy his needs is to forget our selves in him." "Ruth's Donation Party", a on act play, was presented by a cas Including Joan Gilmore, 'John Gii 'more, Hadley Mills, Marjorie Wood Otis King, Adela Woodward, Belt *Music Department to Discuss "Canned Music." The first day of spring finds a number of the organizations planning the closing events of their club year. The final meeting- of the book review department of the woman's club is scheduled for the week as well as a number of elections and annual meetings. Mrs. George Marty will review "Twenty-four Hours" by 1 Louis Srooifield at the meeting- of .the jook review department of the Woman's club Wednesday noon at 12 o'clock. The music department has a meeting scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:30 / o'clock at;the home of Mrs. B. Raymond Weston, 21 Rock ; len, when "Canned Music" will be discussed. The radio, Victrola and Ampico will be used as examples. . - . Music Group to, Meet. The music department's contribution to the final general meeting of the Woman's club April 14 will be a lecture recital by lona Burrows Jones of Iowa Falls, pianist. Â· Mrs Jones, who comes to Mason City highly recommended, has announced that under the prevailing circumstance she is coming as a favor to personal friends here. The study clubs have planned :heir usual round of meetings for :he week. U. G. L., Monday, Chau- :auqua, Occident and Twentieth Century clubs- wilt meet Monday and Monday club will elect officers. An interesting event Monday will a welcome home party given by the Alpha chapter of the Delphian society at the home of Mrs. H. H. Speigel for Mrs. W. H. Borman, who has returned from a round-the- world trip. History, Sorosis and Athenian :lubs'will meet Thurs'day.' The sec- ind of the Y. -W.'C^ A. Lenten serv- ces will be held 'Wednesday evening at 6:45 o'clock at the Y., with he Rev. Jewel L. Fickett conducing. To Have Banquet Plans are being made at the Y. . C. A. for the annual nationwide usiness girls' banquet to be held 'uesday evening at 6:30 o'clock /ith'a number of the local organi- ations co-operating. The exhibit of Theresa Bernstein. Â·hich is being displayed by the art epartment of the Woman's club in le library assembly, will be opened unday afternoon from 3 to 6 'clock for those interested. Miss iernstein is an exponent of modern^ jainUn;' and; :her Â· wbrki" which v has ;' and; :her Â· wbrki" which v has Jeezrshowri in the New f York Cen- ral galleries, has come to Mason iity from, the Cedar Rapids Little lallery. The interest of Mason City wom- n will he centered this week on he Globe-Gazette cooking school which xvill be held in the high school auditorium from Tuesday to Friday under the direction of Mrs. Ruth Campbell. OWESO CLUB MEMBERS MEET FOR AFFAIR Twelve couples were present at the St. Patrick's party held Friday evening by the Oweso club at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Schmidt, 1007 Second street northwest. There were stunts and contests and a green color scheme was cabled out in the decorations and refreshments The committee in charge included Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Leaman and Mr. and Mrs P. W. Collins. Mr. and Mrs. Francii Letts were out of town guests. Crabb, Maxine Heichelbeeck, Eliza beth Perry, George Wood and Car olyn Mills. The American Legion Auxiliary sextet sang "I Passed b Your Window," " W h e n Rose Bloom" and "Three Blind Mice." New Rough Straws, Always smart Bakus, trimmed with double end ornaments, small flat flowers, a gardenia or two, patent pipings, Angel skin Ribbon and feathers $5 to $15 Dials' W O M E N S O U T F I T T E R S . HO31E OS 1 KOTHMOOR COATS WILL DIRECT ACTIVITIES OF WA-TAN-YES Elects New Officers Elected by Wel-Kum Class at Dinner Meeting H. A. Hallstrom was elected president ,of the Wel-Kum class of the First Methodist church at the dinner meeting Friday evening at th'c church, George Marolf was elected vice president and Mrs. John Miller, secretary, treasurer. More than 65 were present for the affair which was arranged by Mr and Mrs. Glenn H. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Meredith and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hallstrom. Marshall Heckerson and Rudolph Cooper of the I..O: O. F. home gave a group of humorous readings and harmonica solos. Members of division 4 of the Ladies Aid gave a one act play', Â· "Two's Enough." Fred Shaffer entertained with his portable organ and sang several vocc numbers. ) KILL KARE KLUB I 3IEETS AT I'. G. E. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mathre were, hosts to the Kill Kare Klub at the P. G. and E. auditorium Friday eve-1 ning. Guests at the meeting were j Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner and I daughter, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Wag-1 ner, Mr. and Mra. Orin S c h r c c k e n - j _ gost, Blanche Mowry, M. J. Kelsh, | Broadway, having recently elected officer.-; of Lhe Wa-Tan-Yc club include Miss Marie Fuller^ president, who replaces Miss Bertha Gould, Miss Priscilla Swann, vice president; Miss Elsie Lunsman, secretary; and Miss Alice Crisman, treasurer. Miss Gould was elected to the board for two yeara as was Mrs. Nell Henry and Miss Florence O'Lcary, for one year. The Wa-Tan-Yes are a national service organization for women and the Mason City chapter was the founding group. Their membership is made up of one representative from each business and profession in which women engage. Meetings are held Tuesday neons at the Hotel Hanford. "Joe Whit"in Dance Skit on Broadway Former Mason Citymi Signs Contract With RKO. Joe Whitficld, a former resident of Mason City, has rrict success on comedy number with lots of laughs, some songs and the, assistance of Joe Whit and Mildred Benson. Mr. Dooley and Miss Sales are, as you know, tried and true stars; on the other hand, Joa Whit is an up and doing jiivenils, who wins well earned applause and unless thin reviewer is mistaken, ho'll moet a successful -stage carsci- around the corner on Mr. and Mrs. George Butcher. A program was given followed by a social hour and refreshments were served. The next meeting will be with Mr. and Mrs. C. Bistline. ART EXHIBIT The exhibit of paintings by Theresa Bernstein, sponsored by the art department of the Worn- . an's club will be opened to the public from 3 to 6 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the library ns- sembly. Miss Bernstein is one of the interesting modern pnint- ers and her recent showing in the New York Central galleries has excited favorable comment. an eight week contract with the RKO circuit. Mr. Whitfickl, who ;S remembered by Mason City people for nig clevor skits and dance performances during his high school and junior college career, has during the last two years, danced hi.-' way from Mason "City to the sta^s jf New York. For some time "Joe vVhit," has been connected with .the Oooley.n in their vaudeville a r t . "Dooley's the Name," and with th;.=i company he has played thru thu ^ast and in Canada. The following paragraph was taic- ?n from the Baltimore Post following a performance of tlio Dooley^ in Baltimore'last week: "J. Frnnvis Dooley and Corinnc iJalc.T have ;\ Word Forum MRS. PA UL LOOMIS IS VICE-PRESIDENT A criticism of the Dooley act found in a recent issue of the Billboard, states: "The Dnoley act need.-; more of Joe Whit, and ICES of thp Dooley;:." Not Ion,TM a~o, Mr. Whitfield was among the entertainers at the democratic convention held "at Tammany Â·iall and appeared on the program with Fannie Brice and a number of other stars. He is playing this week in the New York Hippodrome the- Jter and will later start a tour in which he hopes to include the middle western states. So far, he has played no farther west than Cleveland, Ohio. Joe Whit is the son of Mr. ana Mrs. H. J., Whitficld of Das Moines, formerly of Mason City. He plans to have Ilia sistorv, Mary, join him in. bin act next f n i l . Bachelors In Italy complain he- Â·:aitse they miiFt pay a special' lax. But Hiip.'in.'ic tli^y were compelled : pet married.--Si'lby County Hcr- A Daily Discussion of Pronunciation, Spelling and Meaning--Ideas Invited. By .MRS. E. E. HUNTER Eczema is another of those words which suffer from having the accent thrown on the wrong syllable. The word is divided (ek-ze-nia) with the stress on the first syllable. The first E is short as in echo, the second is long as in zebra and the A is like the A in ask. FAREWELl, PARTY HELD TO HONOR A. HI. FEIST A farewell party was held Friday evening in honor'of A. M. Feist, 535 Eighth street southeast, who will leave Monday for Indianapolis Tnd., where he has accepted a position as amanager of the. Wadsly Produce company. Mrs. Feist anil their daughter, Olava, will join him in June. The .guests included Mr i.nd Mrs. Z. Trager, Mr. and Mrs W. M. Gregerson, Mr. and Mra. L V. Lysne, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Miller, 'Irs. Thca Clark, Mr. and Mrs. ,T.'O Gilbertson, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. At- 'dnson and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wil Hams. The time was spent informally and a gift was presented to Mr. Feist. North Central Dz's-* tricf of P. T. A. Elects Officers. Mrs. Paul Loomis was elected vice- president of the north central district of the Iowa Congress of Parents and Teachers at the convention held Friday in the First Congregational church. She replaces Mrs. J. H. Marston. Mrs. Loomis is the parent education chairman of the district. Mrs. C. C. Collester of Spencer was re-elected president of the district and Mrs. G. L. Hurd of Spencer was re-elected secretary-treasurer. It was voted to hold the fali meeting at Spirit Lake, Garfield school, Mason City, won first and second and Lincoln school, third place, in the children's poster contest and in the teacher children contest Monroe-Washington took the winning places. Spencer placed first in the scrap-book contest, Arnold's Park, second, and Garfield, third. ' Have Superior, P. T. A. It was announced that McK,inley and Roosevelt-Jackson-have superior P. T. A.'s and Wilson and Garfield have standard organizations. During the morning and part of the afternoon-reports were made by the officers and chairmen of the various comittees. The afternoon session opened with music by the boys' grade school chorus led by Miss Mildred Jackson. Dr. Newell Edson, chairman of tLe social hygiene comittee of the National Congress of Parents and Teahcers, spoke on "Mistakes We Parents Make." "If we realized that the homes of our children are at stake, we would not make so many mistakes," Dr. Bdson said. Â· "The mother who will not allow her 15 year old daughter to go to parties because 'she is just a baby 1 does npt realize that her daughter is socially and psychologically, if not physically, mature. She has a definite interest in boys and feels a need for social contacts. In 10 years more she will be married and have adult ideas and emotions and she has only a short time to acquire them. She needs to know all about boys to make a wise mate choice. Needs to Work. "Parents often refuse' to allow their children to have to struggle as they did. They forget it was the struggle they were willing to go thru which made them what tbey are. Over-protection is a serious mistake. Boys and girls need vocational experience. They . need, ti match their skill 'witH .gi to see ~\vhat sort of thirir"in them '- * Â·"" * -" ' r "At 10 years a child is still a child, jut in nine years he will be an adult. On that nine year period often depends the sort of an adult he will He doesn't suddenly become an aduit, but his character is developed slowly from every day experience. Needs Interpretation. "Becaues the child is developing tie needs daily interpretation of all kinds of experiences. No matter how well you think you have protected him, his experiences will be crude as well as fine- If he is going to meet life's situations well, he has to have the sort of background'* which will make it possible. "Youngsters' are getting sex standards at 10, 11 and 12 years. They see abnormal home relationships in the moving pictures. They have intimate contact with father- mother relationships. 'If you want you child to have a wholesome interpretation of these things, you must help him. He has a perplexing situation, to which he must adjust himself. "Churches and schools are ahead of the home in recognizing the child's definite interest in training for marriage and the interpretation of the home partnership. Children are Banquet to Be S t a g e d atY.W.C.A. Mrs. Ben Herrick of Red Wing, Minn., to Be Speaker. Mrs. Ben Herrick of Redwing, Minn., member of the national town committee of the Y. W. C. A., will be the speaker at the nationwide business girls' banquet to be held at the local Y. Tuesday evening at 6:30 o'clock. This is an annual event and is being held in connection with the international celebration of tha week. Local clubs which are cooperating include Business and Professional Women's club, s Epsilou Sigma Alpha, Grade and High School teachers, Hamilton's Business college, Phoenicians, T. N. T., Tusulata and Wa-tan-ye. The theme of the meeting will be "United in purpose." Greetings will be read from Mrs. C. W. Gilkey of Chicago, national Y. W. C. A. president; Frances Hutchinson, president of the national business and professional council, and Mrs. George J. Anderson, chairman of the business and professional committee of the national board. Messages will be read from associations in India, Japan, Syria, Esthonia. Ceylon, Latvia, China and from various associations in the United States. The program will be presented by the various organizations cooperating in the event. Reservations will be taken until 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Y. W. C. A. MARRIAGES HELD AT IJTT1E BROWN CHURCH NASHUA, March 21.--The Rev. William Kent, pastor, performed the follo'wing marriages at the Little Brown church Wednesday: Miss Lillian Joycelyn Johnson, Colfax, Wis., and William Harold Bradford, Elk Mound, .Wis.; Miss Margaret Atkinson and Glenn L. Flint, both of Des Moines. _.;._ CHARLES DALW TO SING AT SERVICE , Charles Dalm will sing "Out of thtNjgh ~ ley m%i ment of' the l?lrstp y= *thodlst 'Sunday school Sundaj.-'The worship service will be built around the theme, "The Betrayal of Jesus." MRS. CLYDE FURNESS HONORED AT AFFAIR Mrs. Clyde Furness was honored at a party given Friday afternoon nt the home of Mrs. Andrew Fosse, 704 Adams avenue southwest. -The occasion was Mrs. Furness' birthday. The time was spent Informally and reading was given by Mrs. C. C. Herrick. Mrs. A. M. Almklov and Mrs. Fosse servecj refreshments. MR. AND MRS. LOOMER ENTERTAIN AT BRIDGE Mr. and Mrs.' Max Loonier, 3 Hazel court, entertained at bridge Friday evening at their home. There were three tables and high score prizes were won by Mrs. Glen Vawter and Ralph Miller. Mrs. A. J. Hedensten and Glen Vawter won low score prizes. 1 growing up to the most important job in life and it is the duty of the parents to help them make a success of it. .,,(,! rNSURANCKEMPLOYES KIEET FOR BANQUET Employes of the Fort Dodge district of Farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance association of Iowa met for a bnncjiiet Saturday noon at the Eart- nrmr hotel with E. B. Rutlcdge of Fort Dodge, manager of the district in charge. Those present included C: P. Rntledge, R. T. Rutledge, E. B RutlccUre. M. McCook and R. W Ford of Storm Lake, F. O. Rutledge. DCS Moines; F. H. Rutledge and Harper Rut ledge, Cedar Rapids and W. W. flutlcdgc, Waterloo. A prc- ;;:'nn\ of r.iJdressDs was given. TALK OF THE TOWN "Delighted lo see you, My Dear;--why the sudden return?" "Why I HAD to get my new Easter things--and I wouldn't think of getting them anywhere but Lundberg's."