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Friday, April 24, 1936
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FIVE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 24 Mi 1936 , _ -WOMAN'S CLUB DRAMA PROVIDES ENTERTAINING^VENII^ ·------~--_»·· mn ^ _.._»_rtw*wi y\vu.TM».«li *h1r»V o/*hrml WJLJ!| TflJltm Sit 3 "Hay Fever" Well Staged by Players Mrs. Douglas Swale Directs Amusing Comedy by Noel Coward. Those of you who were unfortunate enough (and you were unfortunate) to miss the Woman's club presentation of Noel Coward's "Hay Fever," Thursday evening in the high school auditorium missed one of the most entertaining amateur productions your favorite dramatic critic has seen for some time. Under the direction of Mrs. Douglas Swale, that comedy of sparkling lines and amusing situations was played brightly and well to an audience which had evidently come to enjoy itself and was having the time of its life. The idiosyncracies .'of the amazing Bliss family provided many laughs. Mrs. Woll Is Good. Mrs. Louis Wolf in the leading role of Judith Bliss, the actress who has retired from the stage, but. continues her acting in private life, was outstanding. Dr. H. K. Jones handled the part of the pompous David Bliss, her novelist husband, with his usual ease, and their two children, Sore! and Simon were ably dont by Miss Ramona Liesveld and Edward Jones. Clara, the long-suffering maid of the household, provoked a good deal of laughter with Miss Irene Holman in the part. To the Bliss household for a week-end visit in the country come Sandy Tyrrell, Donald Adams; Myra Arundel, Mary Sherman; Jackie Coryton, Mrs." Ben Birenbaum, and Richard Greathem, Francis DeSart. All were well cast and turned in good performances. i *· Pity the Poor Guests. The ·niests arrive in the afternoon and the first act closes with tea being served with the hosts helping themselves and eating with great enjoyment, but paying no attention to their visitors. The second act which is afer dinner, the same day, finds each member of the Bliss family interested in a person, another from the c-ne he had invited to visit and by the end of the act S'mon thinks he is engaged to Jackie, although, he had invited Myra down; Sorel has become in- 'terested in her mother's guest, Sandy; Mrs. Bliss has taken over Sorel's guest, Richard, and Mr. Bliss is devoting his attentions to Myra. By the third act, the guests are content--even anxious to steal quietly away and ttey do just that whi!.. the Blisses are in one of their terrific arguments. The play ends with Mr. Bliss reading the last chapter of his just completed novel. The scone was the country home of the Bliss family and an attractive set provided an interesting background for the action. The production committee in charge ol stagin^ incused Mrs. Floyd Meredith Wright, Mrs. E. G. Morse, Mrs. M. D. McMichael and Mrs. Frank Pearce. Just where the hay fever comes in is a matter for conjecture. Or perhaps it isn't, at all. Names don t really matter when there is as good entertainment as Thursday nights comedy. In Cast of "Johnny Grows Up" Parts in the play, "Johnny Grows Up." which will be given Monday evening- at 8:15 o'clock in the high school auditorium by the Holy Family Ladies aid will be taken by Mrs. Victor Glass, Mrs. Tim Phalen, Dennis Cross and Ralph McCarron. Mr. McCairon is cast as Mr. Stephens. Mrs. Phalen as Mrs. Stephens and Mrs. Glass as their daughter Betty Mr Cross will play the part o£ Roger McClain, a young admirer of Betty. (Photos of Mrs. Glass and Mr. McCarron by Lock, Mr. Cross by Russell, Kayenay Cuts) _ Special for Saturday Only Fancy Roses dos. 98® Johnston's WHERE YOUR FRIENDS BUY FLOWERS Phone 233 ' Phone 2500 10 First St. N. W. Miss Marie Peterson Gives Talk on Time Spent in Philippines Tusalata' club met for dinner at the Y. W. C. A. Thursday evening and later had a program which included a talk on "My Life in.the Philippines" by Miss Marie Peterson. Miss Peterson taught in the government schools of the Philippines for a number of years and told interesting details concerning network and her time spent on the Islands. Mrs. Gladys Anderson reviewed the chapter on "How to Dress" from "Manners in Business" speaking ct' appropriate clothes-and correct colors and materials. Norma Holland and Mildred Bar ger were guests. EVENING PASTIME CLUB ENTERTAINED Evening Pastime club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Hass for an evening of 500. High score prizes went to Mrs. Donald Blair and Edwin Doescher and low to Mrs. Dean Pedelty and Charles Udelhofen. Guests were Mr. and Mrs Charles Udelhoefen end Mr. and Mrs. Dean Pedelty. CENTRAL HEIGHTS CLUB AT MEETING Central Heights club'met Thursday, at 'the home of Mrs. Fritz Frenz with Mrs. Frenz and Mrs. Ir win Pope as hostesses. The time was spent informally. The next meeting will be May 7 with Mrs. R. McKib ben -and Mrs. Bill Hall as hostesses MILWAUKEE WOMEN I TO MEET TUESDAY Members of the Chicago Mihvau kee Railroad Women's club will mee Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock I at the clubrooms. This will be dues- paying meeting and plans will be discussed for the biennial meeting of the organization in Chicago, May 8 and 9 at the Palmer House.. WEDDINGS TAKE PLACE AT CHURCH IN VALE NASHUA--Weddings performed at the Little Brown church by the Rev. William Kent include those ol Ruby Seldon and Clarence Adeans, both of Oskosh. Wis.; Ruvie Maude Richardson, Alfa, and John Mahler, Waucoma: Edith Wistrom. Kasota, Minn., and Byron Farrow, Glenwood, Minn. Mrs. Woolworth Is Elected Head of M. W. Circle Monroe Washington Child Study circle met at Monroe school Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock fo r a program and election of officers. Mrs J. E. Woolworth was named president; Mrs. N. C. Stam, vice ^resident, and Mrs. J. S. Bobier, sec- '·etary-treasurer. Announcement was made of the P. T. A. council dinner to be held May 18 and the rules governing .the attendance contest for all Child Study circles were read. Miss Lydia Barrctte spoke on "Hobbies' 1 ' and Mrs. Bobier led the pre-school lesson on "The Child's Fears" by A. Smith. Mrs. Lyle Pick- 'ford had the adolescent lesson on "Development of Self Reliance" by Edith M. Sunderlin. The last meeting of the circle will be held May 14. ATHENIAN CLUB HOLDS MEETING Athenian club was entertained at the home of Mrs. M. J. Fitzpatrick, 635 East State street, Thursday afternoon. Mrs. John Senneff spoke on plays she saw recently in New York, among them "First Lady." Miss Evelyn West reviewed the "Ten Best Plays of 1935," discussing "Valley Forge" by Maxwell Anderson, "Old Maid" by Aiken and "The Farmer Takes a Wife" by Connelly. AUSTIN COUPLE LICENSED TO WED OSAGE--A license has been issued here to Alex Laufle. 37, and Leona Ray, 27. of Austin, Minn. Mrs. Bruns Is Elected P.TAHead Lincoln Association Holds April Meeting at School. At»the April meeting of the Lincoln P. T. A., in the school auditorium Thursday evening, the school orchestra, led by W. A. Storer gave a concert from 7:30 to 8 o'clock. A brief business meeting followed the concert and the officers for the coming year were elected. Mrs. Herman Bruns was named president; Mrs. J. P. Youngdale vice president; Mrs. F. L. Curtis, secretary and treasurer; Mrs. L. R Probert was chairman of the nominating committee. Mrs. C. A. Anderson announced the P. T. A. council dinner to be held May 18 at the .Methodist church parlors. Mrs. Bruns gave her report of the district convention which was held at Fort Dodge in March. It was an nounced that the May meeting wil be held the third Thursday in Maj instead of the fourth because of the close of school the last week in May In the program which followec the business meeting Arnita Bruns played a cello solo accompanied b; Velma Hockenberry, both pupils o Lincoln school. The girls sextet, dl reeled by Miss Geraldine Stenb sang several numbers. Mrs. Guy pa vis, police matron of Mason City who was the speaker of the evenin used as her subject "Changing Con ditions as Affecting the Parent' and Child's Viewpoint." After the program the meetin adjourned to the lower corridor fo the social hour. Women's Missionary Society Conducts Meeting at Church Women's Missionary society of the Grace Evangelical church met in the church parlors Thursday with members of the Young People's Missionary circle as guests. There were 45 present. , Following a short business meeting, a program was given opening with devotions by Mrs. N. T. DeWitt. A responsive reading, ( "Challenge to Youth," was given in unison and a memorial service for Mrs. Herman Sheef was conducted. Mrs. H. C. Brunemeier read a poem, "She Is Not Away," and a violin solo was played by Audrey Baker. Mrs. C. E. Baker and Mrs. Richard Burgraff gave a duet, "Here Am I, Send Me." A play, "Via Standard Efficiency," was given by Mrs. Brunemeier, Mrs. Burgraff. Mrs. Fred Uschner, Mrs. DeWitt, and Rose Hesse. Miss Christine Brunemeier. who has charge of a Chinese hospital in Shanghai, talked on China and refreshments were served. SHIRT-SHORTS-SKIRT GLOBE-GAZETTE PEERLESS 15 CENT PATTERN 160 Fifth Avenue, New York City by DIANA DAY ' DOROTHY WRIGHT WILL BE MARRIED DECORAH--Announcement Cr f the coming marriage of Miss Dorothy Wright, daughter of Mrs. Ethel Wright of Cedar Rapids, and home economics instructor in the Sports Outfit Includes Skirt to Button On Over Shorts; Popular for Activities of Summer. Decorah high school, was made at a party in the Winneshiek hotel, which was attended by 14 guests. The bridegroom will be Walter Clausen, school superintendent at Farmers- berg, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. AJ Clausen of Ellsworth. Have you made your new sporta ensemble? If not, here's a fascinating pattern. It includes raglan sleeved shirt, English shorts, and front buttoned skirt. Now clear deep blue as aqua is one of the most attractive colors for this smart ensemble. The edges of the shirt collar, sleeves and pockets are trimmed with navy braid. Gabardine was the tissue chosen because it is a favorite this season. Yellow pique with brown trims, would also be charming for this simple to sew rig. Style No. 2874 is designed for sizes 14, 16, 18 years, 36, 38 and 40- inches bust. Size 16 requires 4 '/a yards of 39-inch material. Send 15 cents (15c), (coin is preferred) for pattern. Write plainly your name, address and style number. Be sure to state size you wish. The spring fashion book costs 10 cents. Send for your copy today. Book and pattern together 25 cents. Do not send to Mason City, but address Globe-Gazette Pattern Department, 160 Fifth Avenue, New York City. SMARTER STYLES, BETTER QUALITY FOR LESS--SINCE 1920 tOUKTESV AND lATISPACTIOH WITH «VEH» PUKCHASE Saturday Will Be Coat Day at Lundberg's 4 2874 WIFE PRESERVERS When tying your shoes, slip the bow through the loop a second time and the shoestring will not come untied. This year when you store your FUR COAT at Marshall Swift's your coat is put into the latest, newest and most modern ICE-COLD STORAGE VAULT. Protect your furs! PHONE 788 BEWARE OF MOTHS DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES Child's Ability to Learn Skills Is Demonstrated By GARRY C. MYERS, PH. D. Child Training E.\pert. Mothers--fathers, too--have been looking into the mirror for so many years, that it hardly has occurred to them that the little child who tries to control his hand movements as he looks into the mirror has a hard task. Have you ever watched a little child learning to part his hair--I don't part mine any more-while looking at it in the mirror? At what age can a child learn such a skill? This problem was studied at the Child Welfare Institute of Johns Hopkins university, by E. Ketterlinus, with 49 children from two to five years of age. Simple Experiments. Three very simple experiments were devised. 1. The child picked up small objects and put them into a cup, the cup and objects being visible only in the mirror. 2. The child pushed a disc with, his foot from one position to another while the foot, disc and goal were seen only in the mirror. 3. The child pushed a toy cannon along a path guided only by the pattern seen in the mirror. Perhaps you would like to try such stunts on your child. By doing so you will learn a great deal. Dr. Ketterlinus found that these young children could learn to do such things, of course. As in all other learning, these children acquired the new habits far less rapidly than do adults: and the children of "two and three learned less rapidly than those of four or five. Perhaps you and your husband can speak a foreign language, as well as English, fluently, and you wish your child to learn to speak both tongues--and let us hope that such will be your wish. What a pity that so many children never learn their parents' or grandparents' native speech! Would you exercise your child in both languages when he begins to talk? Or would you train him first in English only, adding the other language later? Lived in China. Dr. M. E. Smith of Iowa university reports a study of a family of five children, four girls and a boy, who lived part of their lives in China where all the girls were born, and a part of their lives in the United States. The vocabulary of each child was studied carefully. The author concludes that, a change of language environment "causes enough mental Mrs.W. H. Spence in New List of Principal Women Mason. City is represented in the 136 edition of "Principal Women of America," published by tie Mitre Press, London, England, by Mrs. W, H. Spence. Mrs. Spence is leaving Mason City in June to make her home in Denver, Colo. The biography, published .In the book, contains the information that Mrs. Spence is a native of Stratford, Ontario, Canada, was educated in the Collegiate Institute there and came to the United States as the wife of Dr. William H. Spence in 1904. She served with him in the Methodist churches in Lake Mills, Clarion, Fort Dodge, Omaha, Sioux City, Denver, Burlington and Mason City. Mrs. Spence taught junior methods in Epworth League Institutes at Lake Okoboji, Lincoln, Nebr., Bates Park, Colo., Baldwin, Kana., and Mount Pleasant and for five years was dean of women at the Epworth League Institute at Mount Pleasant. For seven years she was superintendent of the young peoples' department of the Mason City Methodist church. She is a member of the Methodist church, the P. E. 0. sisterhood, the Cosmopolitan club and the Committee on World Friendship Among Children of the Federal Council of Churches. Her special interests are given as Christianity and world peace. Mrs. · Spence has three children, Mrs. Paul DeBarr Cook, Jr., of Denver. Hartzell Spence of the United Press Association, New York, and Fraser Spence, a senior at the University of Iowa. .*. MRS. SAM BRADBURG HONORED AT PARTY Mrs. Sam Bradburg was honored at a miscellaneous shower given by 35 members of the Nazarene church at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Miller, 1220 Bast State street. Mrs. Bradburg was Edith. Miller before her marriage. Games were played and lunch was served. ..--.A DECKER'S GIBLS CLTJB MEETS FOR DINNER Decker's Girls club met for dinner at 6:30 o'clock Thursday evening at the Hotel Hanford, celebrating the birthdays of Minnie Jandersitz and Mrs. Blanche Lyng. A shower was held for Helen Bogard who will be married May 1 to A T. Anderson. Mrs. L. Finer who was Evelyn Rholl before her marriage April 2 also received gifts. Court whist was played with prizes going to Elizabeth Marsha!! and Mrs. Virginia Moeser. Irene Kolda and June Johnson had charge of arrangements. Mason City Pastor Given First Place in District Poets DES MOINES, (UP)--Final awards in the state poetry contest conducted by the Iowa Federation of Women's clubs will be made next Sunday at the Poetry Vesper Hour, to be held at the First Congrega- tiona! church in Ottumwa, it was learned today. The Rev. Clarence E. Plynn of the First Methodist church of Mason City is the winner for this district. Poems ranking first from each of nine Iowa districts will be read, and a short address on poetry given by the Rev. Eugene Beach. District winners, whose work will be judged for final awards, were: Mary E. Lacock, Tipton; Evelyn Severson, Randalia; Julius A. Grant, Marengo; Patricia O'Riley, Prescott; Margaret Kirbacn, Algona; Alicia Melgaard, Sioux City; Elenore Lee White, Iowa City; Isabelle Loar, DeWitt; Ella Luick, Belmond Clarence Edwin Flynn, Mason City Odelia Best, Ottumwa; Gernie Hunter, Ferry; Muriel E. Swarta, Cedar Fails; J. B. Lyon, Denison; and Adelaide C. Pratt, Sioux City. SOCIAL CALENDAR FRIDAY Home Builders class-Pot luck dinner and program: Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Major, 20 Oak drive; Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Davidson, 908 Second street southwest; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Briar, 226 Seventh street northeast; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Youngdale, 304 Carolina avenue southeast; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin M. Ady, 206 Fourth street northeast; Mr. and Mrs. Calmar A. Anderson, 229 Louisiana avenue southeast. Women's Labor Bureau-7 o'clock, Labor temple. Daughters of Union Veterans-7:45 o'clock, Y. W- C. A. Degree of Honor-8 o'clock. Moose hall, card party, refreshments. BITS ABOUT 'EM H. A. Clauson of Evanston, 111., has left after a two day visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Ingraham, 217 Pennsylvania avenue northeast. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smart of Scales Mount Ohio, are visiting at the home of Dr. and Mrs. H. D. Holman, 615 Second street northeast. * * * Mrs. M. A. Mizuer, 118 Jefferson avenue southwest, has returned home after spending the winter with her son and family in Dow- nersgrove, 111. SOFT CORNS; Tbac a S0 in. 4itutl7 rtlien twn uid acpKifat.}yfy, t etgnliftmthtontl REBEKAH CIRCLE MEETING CONDUCTED Rebekah circle met Thursday at the I. 0. 0. F. parlors for a short business session after which games were played. The hostesses, Mrs. Wade Vasbinder, Mrs. Joe Goelz, Mrs. Sid Bemis, Mrs. Fred Mitchell, served lunch. The next meeting will be May 14 when a 1 o'clock covered dish luncheon will tie served. confusion to a child, when he finds words that have heretofore produced results no longer do so, to cause him to tend to cease further attempts at speech for a time." What have been your observations? No douKt the editor of this paper would like to print them. Why not write to him about them? PERMANENTS EXPERT WAVING IE MQDERNE Beauty Studio 212 N. Fed. Phone 3011 Come here for your spring coat Saturday. We are offering hundreds of spring coats at most unusual values Here are swaggers, tailored and fitted types in bath plain and mixtures. Colors galore in sizes from 2 to 54. Compare our values .with those shown elsewhere tor equal quality. Priced at-$14-95 AND BETTER SCHOOL TEACHERS Know the Value of HOT WATER course they do! Teachers are rderly, methodical people who appreciate the value of cleanliness--for they know that cleanliness is more than "skin deep." They know that the child who has the "hot-water habit" usually has a complete set of other good habits to go with it ... and they know that it is much, much easier to form good cleanliness habits in the home where modern devices insure a generous supply of hat-water-- HOT hot-water at all times. The People's Gas Electric Company are ready to promote the cause of personal cleanliness among young, as well as old, with Automatic Gas Hot Water ' Service -- the lowest in cost available today. Investigate! PEOPLE'S GAS AND ELECTRIC COMMNY

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