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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, March 21, 1931
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12 MASON crnr* MARCH 21 1931 BLANK RETURNS TO HISTHEATERS To Resume Active Manage ment of 20 Moving Picture Houses. DBS MOINES, March' 21.--A H. Blank, long Identified with the motion picture industry in Iowa has returned from a three weeks visit .in. Hollywood and startled his business associates with the announcement that he is planning to .resume the active management o his 20 theatera scattered across the state,'two'of. which are the Palace ana Strand in Mason City. · Far the past three years, Mr Blank has been, officially ..retired from ao'tive participation in the management of his theatrical chain hut he now plans to step into the . midst of the many problems tha are confronting all businessmen, as well as theater owners at this time finds "Retirement" Impossible "I feel there is no place in the ·world' today"fop a 'retired business man.'" Mr. Blank said, yesterday "These are interesting-, if-unusual); trying times, and it- certainly be hooves every man to get down to the worthy job of doing whateve he individually can do to bring this country back to. a sensible realiza tion of all that we really possess and enjoy. : "I "have no Illusions about _ persqhal.importance but I am firm Jy convinced that if every business man does his utmost to bring his own individual business back to nor malcy, he will have done all tba he, individually, can do to help out in what is _after all very much a case of mental depression. We have talked ourselves into feeling down- ·cast, financially poor and hopelessly pessimistic. It is going to take iard work and a tremendous quantity of it, to get .this idea out of our heads. Hence my resolve to get down to serious work and do my bit. Hollywood Has Settled Down "Hollywood baa settled down," Mr. .Blank asserts in a most positive manner. "The stars lost a vast amount of money in the recent upheaval In the stock market. That loss-knocked a little sense into the heads of the screen players, the-directors, the writers and above all, the producers. They .came down off their elongated ladders and with their feet on solid ground--well, the public is going ,to notice .a.differ- ence in their achievements. The productions that are coming from the studios this spring are going: to be markedly more worthy--more wholesome. "Mad Hollywood has awakened to some of the realities of life. Death has stepped in in the past 10 months and some of the most not. atle people in the, picture ; colony Mason City Screen Attractions - _^^ - . . · . ^* * . · /· ·*' . . ' ' · , i ROBERT MONTGOMERY -starred,In "Love In the Rough" Sunday and Monday. "~ AND DOROTHY .JORDAN ARE Which _will. play :at : the Iowa theater have been taken. -1 was in Hollywood when Louis^Wolheim was put away. The passing of Milton Sills, Lon Chaney and others, made the studio people think. The new pictures reflect this thinking. Attended Einstein Banquet "Of course there will be foolish pictures and there will be weak pictures, but I truly believe that the majority of pictures we will see from now oh will have a depth of thot, a general optimism and a finer quality of meaning behind them than motion pictures have ever possessed before." During his stay in Hollywood Mr. Blank was a guest of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce at the banquet in honor' of Albert Einstein. He sat across the table from the famous scientist, with his awe- inspiring ideas and his famous shock of white hair. Laemmle Asks Bar on "Sponsored" Pictures; Sees Blow at Good Name NEW YORK, March 21.--In in attack on "sponsored" advertising :ilms, Carl Laemmle, president of Universal,, appealed to exhibitors not "to prostitute their screens to uch pictures," and urged produc- rs not to release them, ' Mr. Laemmle .declared it "a seri- us mistake to figure that because he radio broadcasts contain adver- :ising it is all Tight for the movias :o do it" * His statement continues: -;,:"!'. appeal.... to every producer not pur business is better. It Is better because our'pictures are better--Our shows are greater and because our admission price is convenient for all pocketbooke. C. D. ARMENTROUT, Mgr. Iowa Theater to, release' 'sponsore'd' moving pictures--meaning pictures which contain concealed or open advertising o£ someone's product! "This kind of "a profit is a falna one. "It is a temporary profit at best, for in the long run it will degrade the movies and .earn a bad will which will drive millions from attending the movies." COMING ATTRACTIONS ' - . " CECIL. Saturday, Sunday; Monday, Tuesday--"Charley's -Aunt" starring Charles Ruggies and June Collyer. It is a superb comedy of errors. . Wednesday, Thursday, Friday-Betty Compson, John Darrow, Gilbert Emery and Ivan Lebedeff in 'The Lady Refuses" in whicn woman answers the eternal question. JOWA. Sunday, Monday--''Love in the Rough" featuring Robert Montgomery, Dorothy Jordan and Benny lubin. Tuesday, Wednesday--Louis Wol- heim, Robert Armstrong and Jean Arthur in "Danger Lights." Thursday--"The Florodora Girl" starring Marion Davies and Law- fence Gray. Friday, Saturday--The strangest romance ever filmed, "Africa. Speaks." West Bend Lions to Charter I$ght BANCROFT, March. 21.--Twenty members of the local Lions club and their wives expect, to attend a charter night meeting -of the Lions club at West Bend Tuesday. This meeting will be held In the high school gym. , Assets Will Be'Sold. BANCROFT, ' March 21.--The assets of the First National bank will be disposed of on March 30 at the courthouse at Algona by Receiver W. C. Pyle. The final dividend will then be rilfl. Good Street Car Service Is Vital 1 · . i . .· to a Community -f. + The street car service enjoyed by a community may be .always judged, by the'co-operative feeling between the street car company and the people it serves. Street Cars desire toV serve growing communities the vsame way.a merchant likes to-be located in a thriving city. After all, Street, Car Companies sell service the same way anybody else sells another commodity. Right now street car service is being sold all over the country on the economy-basis; as it is proven every day tq be the most economical method of mass transportation.'In ovder to sell its service as cheap as possible the fair play cooperative spirit must dom- iitete the 1 riders and business, houses, .as well as the Street Car Company. MASON CITY CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COMPANY INCOME TAXES TAKE BIG SLUMP $1,000,000 -Drop Reported by Bladine, Internal Revenue Official, SCENE FROM "CHARLEY'S AUNT" WHICH OPENED A. FOUR- day engagement Saturday at the Cecil theater. Charles .Rujrgles, Collyer and Doris Lloyd head the cast, , lharles .City Music Program Presented . by School Players CHARLES CITY,' March 21.--A arge audience enjoyed the musical rogram last evening in the manual rts building by the music students f the voice and instrumental de- artments of the public schools. Tha rogram of 20 numbers opened with wo selections by the. grade. school arid and a double number by a lamber group all of which were irected by Leo. Schula, teacher of ianb and instrumental music in the frades. The numbers by a high school uartet composed'of Howard Hall. »ilbert Auringer, Hadley Poole nd .Wesley Jones were directed by Mrs. Ruth Melcher. The high school iris' glee club dressed In white with ellow ties sang, three .numbers ac- omrJanied:byy.Marlori: Lambkin. .AJ mixed chorus a53%h-l s 1 sextet c om-' letcd the vocal offerings. ': ; The 'high school band directed by Vdolph Kramer was given.- three laces on the program including five umbers, some of which were coa- !St selections. This is Mr. Kramer's irst year as director here and while e has not had time to bring the iand up' to his idea of perfection; ils directing last evening fulfilled he expectations of those who know him as a serious musician who has tudied abroad on.three different occasions.. The players are rapidly at- alnlng a finish under his direction and they are working hard to bo ready for the district contest. CHARLES CITY NEWS Miss BisHop Gives Charles City Talk About Passion Play CHARLES CITY, March 21.-- Miss'Bernice Bishop gave her impressions of the .Passion play which she saw at Oberammergau last summer to a large audience at the Central Methodist church last evening. She had a number of colored-Slides which were shown. Musical numbers were contributed by a male quartet, Clifford Kollman who played a clarinet solo an.d Mrs. Charles Paradise and Minnie Gelhaus who sang a duet. Mrs. A. A. Stiehl played all of the accompaniments. The Rev.' Wesley Belling, pastor, announced the program. A committee served refreshments and the proceeds of the evening will be used for mission work by the Epworth league. ' '-pHS'MblNES/ March\21. Income? tax receipts at the internal revenue, office here from Jan. 1 to March 18 were nearly $1,0 00,000 lower than the same period last year, Lar Bladine, collector, reports. The total- this year was $2,527,008.59, while in 1930 : it was $3,224,245.82. Individual' income taxes were .about "5250,000 below the amount for the 1930 period, and corporation taxes were ?300,000 lower. Nine thousand returns involving net incomes of less than 55,000 were filed, 2,000 less than the number last year. Partial payments were made oh 1,200 returns under 35,000 gross, which was double the number of 1930, ; . . - ' . . · : Full payment was made on 9,200 returns of that class, compared to 11,100 last year. Returns have been made on'1,200 returns of more than 525,000 gross. '. .··· . Records show 6,128 corporations did not pay an income tax in 1930, with ,8,333 exempt this year. The number which paid was against 1,450 in 1930. Bristbw. Masons Have Remodeled Structure BRISTOW, March 21.-- The Masonic aid Eastern Star lodges again have a commodious lodge home in Bristow. Two years ago their hall and all their furnishings were burned and they only had insurance sufficient to cover indebtedness They purchased the Building owned by the U. M, A. lodge, formerly an Episcopal church. Immediately after the purchase the new owners began to remodel and repair. The old entry was removed and an addition, built to the south of the main room. Thi: addition will be used as a reception room, Excavation was made under the entire building and the walls and floor of the whole basement was cemented. A completely equipped kitchen and dining room and a dressing room are in the basement, CHARLES ITt BRIEFS Mrs. Mitchell Formerly Taught in Floyd Schools FLOYD, March-. 21--Mrs. A. E Laun went to Maaon City Friday to visit her friend,'Mrs. Hat tie Moore Mitchell, dean of women of the state university, Pittsburg, Kans., who appeared on the teachers' program at Mason City. Mrs. Mitchell formerly taught in Floyd county In several schools and at county insti tutea: .-·-. '·-. : At Mason City's THEATERS "Charley's Aunt," the Columbia 'arce of Oxford University life, produced by Christie, opened Saturday at the Cecil theater. It has been acclaimed by p'ress and public where- ever it has played. Tha reason for the enthusiastic acceptance of this farce is that it is a long succession of laughs. The simple, hearty fun that follows on the Wild students' trick of turning a chum into an old ady so that their sweethearts should be encouraged to visit' them under "protection" convulses audiences everywhere. Great care was lavished in bringing this play by Brandon Thomas to the screen. The role in itself was such a riot that the most outstanding comedian on the screen today had -to be chosen for its portrayal-. It is none other than Charlie Ruggles, who is in a class by himself so far as sophisticated comic portrayals are .concerned. It is a difficult role indeed and required .unusual ability. It is the first time that a female impersonation was to be played on the talking screen. But Charlie Ruggles ia peculiarly adapted to the delineation-of difficult title roles. He is a veteran star o£ musical comedy anc was outstanding in such memorable vehicles as "Rolling Stones," "Wiz ard of Oz," "Tumbla Inn," "Dem Virgin," "White Collars," "Battling Butler,". "Queen High," and "Rainbow." His picture .work includes roles in such successful attractions as "Gentlemen of the Press," "TUe Lady Lies," "Roadhouse Nights", and Young Man of Manhattan." '; : -. ^_0-- . · · . : ' ' · "'· Exclusive of being Delightful entertainment, '!"Love, in: the , Rough" jives us a new'romantic team in Robert Montgomery, who is, featured, and Dorothy Jordan. The new film, a plcturization .of the-.stage rlay, "Spring Fever," is to be shown Sunday and Monday at the Iowa theater. The music, by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy MoHugfi, Is tuneful and catchy. There are two surefire hits, '.Tm Learning a Lot From You" and "Go Home and Tell Your Mother," and the other five numbers are bound to win favor. One couldn't very /well continue to .hand out bouquets without mentioning Benny Rubin and a new little girl, Dorothy McNulty, who is paired up with him for laughs. And gets them. Benny is a sort of caddy and Miss McNulty is a girl friend of Miss Jordan. Montgomery plays the shipping clerk who becomes a hero .on. the. golf links. "Sea Devils," featuring Edmund Burns and Molly O'Day is being shown for the last time Saturday evening at the Iowa theater. . - I 2 Thompson Classes Will Present Play THOMPSON, ' March 21.--The freshman-sophomore play, "Foxy, Grandpa," will be presented Thursday, March 26, at the Princess theater, the cast includes nine. They are: Vincent Juhl, Wayne Shay, Evelyn Gaard, Ttielma Awe, Pearl Ingebretson, Carol. Jensen, Joseph Kline,* Carol Fraizer, and Marcus Keil. The play is being directed by Supt. E. C. Dethlefs. Robert Montgomery Dorothy Jordan BENNY RUBIN IOVEIN THE THK FASTEST, PEPPIEST PICTURE IN MONTHS. OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT TONIC., Last Time Saturday: I "Sea Devils" Pirates Mutiny : Dangers M Charles City Cagers Entertained by Lions CHARLES CITY, March 21.--The members of the first basketball team were guests of the Lions' club Friday noon when H. Blunt, chairman, introduced Coach C. C. Boylan who presented the different players. The Rev. E. T.' Gough, pastor of the First M. E. church, gave a talk on "The Aspects of Citizenship." 11. W. Anderson sang two solos accompanied by Earl" Stewart. Lon Mc- CHARLES, CITY,-March 21.--Dr. Vernon Moore who had a heart attack is improving at the Cedar Valley hospital! ; -. · : Among those who went to Mason City yesterday to attend the North Central P. T. A. meeting were Mrs. A. H. Case,'-Mrs.' W. G. Joor, .Mrs. Will Frudden; Mrs. Florence Smith, Mrs. A. F. Kober and Mrs. George Blake. · ' ' Louise Williams and Maria Kober, teachers in the Mason City public schools, will come to Charles City today to spend their week's vacation with relatives. ' Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Stacy are tha parents of a daughter born at their home, 808 .North Main street. · Mr. and Mrs. Lee Albaugh are the parents of a son born at their home, 1220 Missouri, avenue. . ' · · - , . Mr. and Mrs. Warren Heffron are the parents of a son. , ' ' · · : . Mrs. C. F. Dinkel, Mrs. George Buckman and Clara Smith were hostesses last evening to the P. society at .the community house. The .feature of the program wag a short story by Mrs. Milton-Dunlap. date of the spring vacation Dowell, manager of J. C. Penney store, was welcomed as a new mem- Ser and'J. O. Adams of Iowa .City ·x3 a guest of Jack Keuch. THE EDITOR'S MAIL BAG ,, (Conffnaed From Pax* 3. had a pretty fair cours.e of military training or drill and I hold a certir. flcate for the same from Drill Sergeant Early of Edinburgh Castle. The college was a co-ed institution and the sterner sex received its drill lessona three tlnies a week, coming an hour earlier on · these mornings. . . . Some of the gentler sex were getting pretty stoop shouldered from poring over.studfcs and reference books and the suggestion was made, why not have drill for the ladies too. The gymnasium of the Institution was open on one side to the north) and there wo.met twice a week with Sergeant Early who put us thru our paces, not. with guns and Bayonets, but with good heavy oak broomsticks. We learned to march, counter inarchj form jjolid and four square, got ready aimed, fired, fellinto line and all military maneuvers compatible with excellent physical training by which we developed from rather a small stoop shouldered girl to be straight with chest well expanded, shoulo-er well held back and quick springing step, which stood me In good stead for my three mile trip to school and return five days in the week and twice a week evenings to art school and the Watt institute fur extra classes. If this training becomes optional In our institutions of jigher education I hope all the studenta will accept the option. I have is set for a week beginning March 30. Irving Shoehan and sister of Newton came to attend the funeral of their brother, Tom Sheehan, which took place this morning at the Catholic church. They were former resident.! hero. The N. N. club met last night at the home of Mr. and, Mrs. Phln Fluent Fred Towner 'who had an operation at the Cedar Valley hospital is improving. · · Study Crfiufi Justice Costs. GALESBUJIG, III, March 21. Students in Pfot. 3. H. Atwood's sociology cla^s at Knox college are. making a speqial study of .the.cost of administering criminal justice in the community of Galesburg. This is in connection with a sub committee on this subject which is part of the Wlckefsham study of crime in thig country. Given Fellowship in Chemistry MOUNT VERNON, March 21. UP --James Nauman of Waterloo", ·Cor- nell college senior, has been award ed a $1,000 fellowship in chemistry at Johns Hopkins university by'G. A. Pfeiffer of New York. watched young men graduated from schools' where, military training has been given and- those in which It has not been given .by' watching their movements as they pass along the streets or come out and in of business houses. During ordinary physical drill in school gymnasiums we often hear of serious accidents, likewise in ball games of all kinds but have never yet heard o£ any serious happenings taking place during military drill. The great idea Is to kee; the mental attitude In the right di rection and that is that the drill is a personal benefit to each student In this class. MRS. A. LARA WAY. She Smokes I She Drinks! She's a "He!" anil He's "CHARLEY'S AUNT" GREAT DAYS STARTING SATURDAY Auntie Turned Out to Be a Handsome Youth! arieys _ _ _ _ _M_/ A WITH CHARLIE RUOGLES JUNE COLLVER Aunt Big Midnight Show Saturday 11:15 Enough to Make a Cat Laugh Out Loud Oh! What

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