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Wednesday, March 8, 1911 ] 1 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TAe Caa *Yot/ Save Can Save a Curtain Call" Is Show of Shows Remove labels, wash and flatten used' camPut in separate container next to '·your trash can. Save for local pickup. Rationing Calendar NOW VALID: Blue and Red stamps in War Book 4 worth 10 points each. Red tokens given in change for Brown and Red meat stamps. Blue tokejis given in change for Green and Blue processed food stamps. Brown meat stamps Y, Z, Book 3; Red meat stamps AS, B8, C8, Book 4; Green processed food stamps K, L, M, Book 4; Blue processed food stamps AS, B8, C8, D8, Efl. Book 4; Sugar stamp No, 20, Book 4. Rood for 5 pounds indefinitely; Sugar stamp No, 40. good tor 5 pounds for canning through Feb. 23. 1943. Shoes, stamp 18, Book 1. and Airplane stamp J, Boot: 'J, £uod indefinitely. Gasoline IDA coupons tibod for* 3 gallons: B -ind C (issued prior to Dec. 1) good for 2 gallons each: B2 and C'2 (issued a£ter Dec;. II good for 5 gallons each; E e°°d for 1 gallon non-htghvvay gasoline; R good for 5 gallons non-highway gasoline. Fuel oil, new season's period 3. 4, 5, coupons good for 10 gallons each. March 13: Fuel oil period 3 coupons expire, : March 2fl: Brown meat stamps Y, Z expire. March 20: Green processed food! stamps K, L, M expire. March 21; Gasoline A coupon No, 10 ex- pices. March 31: Third inspection period, Class A ration expides. Commercial vehicles: Every 6 months or every 5,000 miles, whichever occurs sooner. Certificates no longer needed for recapping truck tires. Late applicants for war ration Book 4 apply in person at your local board and present Book 3. Mason City Calendar March 1U --Doctor Albert Parry to speak on "Russian Republics" at l a s t of Institute of International Understanding 'lectures at the high school auditorium at a p. m. March J'J --Woman's Symphony orchestra concert, 3:30, high school auditorium. March ,13--School election. March ifi--A free lecture on Christian Science by William D. Kilpatrick, C. B. S., Detroit, Mich., at Christ tan Science church at 8 p. m. ORIGINAL "OPUS" REVOLUTIONIZES PAST OPERETTAS Truly American Is Theme of This Year's High School Musical By CARL WRIGHT Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan can be packed in mothballs, as far as Mason City high school is concerned, and Messrs. Lewis and Spurgeon, together with a couple of clever script writers, McClcl- Ian and Levinson, and a production staff, cast, chorus and orchestra that is tops for any school, can take the place of these opus minded gentlemen any time they wish' now. For the big, bumptious and buxom tune-and-girl show produced by the vocal department Tuesday night at the high school auditorium was one of the most exciting events o£ its kind in many years of school productions. Not since the old auditorium was put in production in the days of World War No. I, has the footlights blinked as many times at what they saw under the title "Curtain Call," an original musical, at which directors and stu- Jap Machine Gun From Tarawa Arrives in City Movie Menu CAPTURED AT TARAWA-- This Jap machine gun was captured at Tarawa when the marines landed there last Nov. 20. But it arrived in Mason City only a couple oE days ago when L. S. Smith, supervisor of bridges and buildings on the Chicago and North Western railway, received it from his son, Marine Lt. R. C. Smith, who has been fighting Japs from the first invasion of* Guadalcanal through the Mar- CECIL -- "Cunt Ho!" nou- playing PALACE -- "Charlie Chan in Secret Service" and "Gangway for Tomorrow" now show inc. 5TKAND-- "Guadalcanal Diary" ends Wtdntsday. "Dr. Cillespie's Criminal Case" and "Death Valley RanserV' start Thursday. STATE-- "In This Our Life" and "After Midnite With Boston lilac kie" shuivinr. LAKE -- "True-to-Ufe" and "Falco Daugcr 1 ' end Thursday. now HERE IN MASON CITY Unifized Wallpaper. Paynes. Compare Shepherd's Paper Now. J. R. Watkins Products. Ph. aflfiffj. Sweetheart is "baked as you would for a friend." Wallpaper Specials 25c a bundle and up. Boomhower Hardware. Furleigh Farm Sale, N. E. of Clear Lake, postponed because of bad weather, will be held at 1 p. m.,.Thursday, March 9. Money at 4% and 4M%. no commissions. Farm loans 4% 20 yrs., city loans iVi^e. W. L. Pat ton, 109 East State. Jean Zimmer, formerly Maybelle Beauty Show, now at Marguerite's Beauty Shop, Kirk Apts.j 206 N. Federal, Phone 358. Capt. Byrn Smith, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Fischbeck, 1125 West State, has arrived somewhere in the United Kingdom, according to word received here. Capt. and Mrs. Smith had been living in California up until January when he left for the east coast and Mrs. Smith came to Mason City to remain indefinitely. Capt Smith formerly lived at Okoboji. Holy Family Rummage Sale, Huxtable Building, Fri. and Sat., March 10 and 11. Wanted -- Beauty operator immediately, who can accept responsibility. Good proposition or would consider selling shop. Phone 1353 before 6. Lydia Darah chocolates, 1 and 2 Ib. boxes or bulk, 90c Ib. Ml. Sweets Gac box. Our large variety of fancy cookies is something to know about. This handy little store open every day till midnight. Flavo Shop, 12--1st S. E. REPUBLICAN CAUCUS Lake township. Friday evening. March 10. 8 p. m. at the Emery school. To elect delegates for County Republican Convention to be held March 17. Scarville--Pfc. and Mrs. Harold Gi'unhovd of Richmond. Va., are visiting at the Mrs. Alpha Grunhovd and Henry Sundc homes. Private Grunhovd is stationed at Camp Picket!. Red Cross Services No. 7. Trained .r Personnel More t h a n 1,500,000 first aid certificates were issued during the !ast fiscal year by the American Red Cross to men and women who have been trained to render emergency aid. On the Red Cross rolls are 1 52,000 active first aid instructors, of whom 14,775 are MDs. This is only one of the many services of the American Red Cross. dents alike must have worked overtime to bring forth. Bouquet No. 1 should be tossed at the start to the production staff and to Jerry Lewis in -particular, on whose idea the show was based- Assisting Lewis, who is nothing short of a nigh school Flo Ziegfeld on s t a g e , was a planning committee of Maxine Dillon, Connie Hatges, Alan Loterbour, Jeanne Meuwissen, Martha Pauley, Leroy Spurgeon and Phyllis McClellan, who co-authored the script with Marion Levinson as well as wrote 2 of the song hits of the show, "You're Everything I Want" and "Hello!" And of course the vocal direc- lor. Miss Ruth Behrens, together with faculty members, Carleton Lee Stewart, Miss Marjoric B. Smith, Miss Virginia Bailey, Warren A. Ruby, and a score of others and their assistants, combined their efforts to put on a show colorful enough to make a peacock scream with jealousy. Bouquet No. 2 should go to the cast, chorus and orchestra all. They were too numerous to count, but the way they switched from part to part and place to place, from a prologue in Hollywood to the gaslight .era, and from the land o' cotton to moonlight in a Grecian garden, one would think there were at least a thousand of them on stage. And there was show enough for everyone--more than 2 hours of it for a house that had standing room only. And the hits, ranged from the beautiful "You're Everything I Want" number featuring Connie Hatges and Leroy Spurgeon, through "Dancing in the Dark" with Helen Zaiiios and Jerry Lewis knocking out their eyes with a ballroom number, lo the hilarious W. C. Fields-Mae West episode presented by Sluarl Sears and Marion Bracken, which laid 'em in the aisles. Where to begin and where to stop handing out bouquets on this production is a problem that only a flower vendor could solve. He would pass them out until the shop was clean. But there were hits a plenty--hits that not only brought encores, but whistles and calls for more. Outstanding also were Marion Levinson, who started sending between curtains of the 3rd and 4th acts with a monologue entitled, "The Waltz." There was that fine moment when Spurgeon sang v"01' Man River" from "Showboat," and there was the foot-pawing de Luxe of De Npr- ris Ewing, and the astounding presentation of Marion Weber as Veronica Lake the 2nd. , The singing of Masinc Dillon, Esther Walls, Janice Spencer, Jack Makeever. Don Weber, Dor- olhy Johnson. John Plonsky. Ted Davidson, Alan Loterbour. and many others were bright spots in the show. And never to be forgotten was the "Hello!" number written by Miss McClellan for Martha Pauley and Jerry Lewis to perform. There were also Levon Garrison as Greta Garbo. Maxine Dillon as Bctte Davis, Dennis Spencer as Ross Darby, Marion Levinson as Gracie Allen, Konald Lavender as George Burns, Clark Tuttle as Hamlin Delavin, Laura Jane Kelly, as an Earl Carroll Girl, and Bob Gaffri, the camera man. Dancing, specialties, quartets and trios, chorus hits far too numerous to mention, marie thfs a show to be remembered. It was American through and through, co-operation to the Nth degree, filled with talent and originality. It has been done once: it can be done again. And another armful of bouquets lo the whole school that made possible this production, excellent from the largest chorus number to the tiniest bit part of Shirley Whitney's scrubwoman. It can be said again, and again and AGAIN, this was a show of shows. shall and Gilbert invasions and then Tarawa. Of course the gun took a rather round about way of reaching Mason City, Lt. Smith having sent H back to the states with a wounded buddy, who sent it on to Mr. Smith upon being released from a hospital in the states. Lt. Smith is still in the Pacific battling Japs with nearly 8 years o£ avmy and marine life to his credit. Sioux City was the original home of the Smiths. Following school, young Smith went into the army and worked his way up to sergeant, lie received his discharge papers after (i years of service with (he idea of going: back into civilian life. That was just before Pearl Harbor. So aflcr exchanging a couple of letters with his father, the son turned right around and enlisted in the marines as a private. A short training period at Fort Knox and he was shipped to the south Pacific where he was with the marines on the initial invasion of Guadalcanal. He again rose in the ranks and received his commission as 2nd lieutenant in November, 1942. His father was not sure just when he received his last promotion to 1st lieutenant. but that's what his son was the last time he received a letter from him. He never writes very much," his father said, "just tells me where he's been now and then and asks about fellows at home." Mr. Smith himself has been Lt. Spencer . Believed to Be Well, Safe A fellow lieutenant of Melvin J. Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Spencer, 10 Willow drive, reported missing in action over Germany since Feb. 10, has written a letter to the Spencers, in which he says lie thinks Melvin is well and safe. *t "I am one of Melvin's b e s t friends as we have been through school together us cadets and came over here together as officers," lie writes. "Undoubtedly you have worried and arc still xvorrymg about him, but I can truthfully say that 1 am Quite sure he is well mid safe. From the number of parachutes that came out of his plane and from his position in the aircraft, the chances are very small indeed that he didn't get out. "For security reasons I cannot say how many parachutes came out or how many men were in the aircraft. That is also the reason I was unable to. write sooner. About all I can say is that if we have to lose planes, I would like to see them go down as his did, fully under control, thus giving everyone a chance to get out." The lieutenant goes on to say in the letter that he is not trying to build up false hopes but honestly believes Lt. Spencer to be safe, and if he is a prisoner he will be treated better than many of the people in their own country there. The letter was dated Feb. 22. Rites Held for Infant of the Rev. and Mrs. Guy Little, Des Moines Billie Sunday, 3 weeks old son of the Rev. and Mrs. Guy LHtle, died Monday at the family home at 4301 Amhurst street, Des Moines. Mrs. Little was formerly Elizabeth Bailey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bailey, 407 (ith street S. W. Funeral services were licld Wednesday. START SERIES OF 3 HOME TALENT SHOWS ON KGLO Winner of Finals To Get Trip to New York and Canada The stage was being set Wednesday for a series of home talent contests on KGLO under the supervision of Dale Ellsworth. The first of these was set for Wednesday evening at 9:30 o'clock, with fl contestants appearing from North Iowa and southern Minnesota towns. Nine others will appear on each of 2 succeeding broadcasts and the winners of the 3 contests will appear in the grand finals to be held Wednesday, March 29. The winner of the finals will be given an educational trip to New York together with other winners in the state and appear before the Royal Canadian Air Force in Canada. Among those to make the trip this spring will be Phyllis McClellan of Mason Citv, winner of the finals at Waterloo last fall. Miss McClcllan will appear as a guest star on each of the 3 programs over KGLO. The 27 who will make their appearance on the 3 KGLO contest broadcasts are the winners from some 250 entries in this territory and were selected in home town appearances. The contest winners arc determined 50 per cent by fan mail and 50 per cent by judges. In the 4 years he has conducted these contests Mr. Ellsworth has received between 30,000 and -10,0(10 pieces of fan mail, or, as he terms it, 5 miles of it. He has taken 4(J winners on eastern tours. I'ACIFIC ISLAND OUTPOST--Only a few hours after the capture from the Japs of a strong point on a south Pacific island, the American Red Cross quickly set up a recreation hut where Yanks and Aus.sies soon collected to get a few hours of relaxation. Pension Disabled Vets Get Information Via Red Cross Disabled veterans of World war II, youthful, bewildered by lack o£ information and the complicated terminology of pension applications, welcome informative discussions on this subject with trained Red Cross workers in array and navy hospitals throughout the country. To answer questions confronting veterans, Red Cross medical social workers developed the plan*- resident of Mason City since July, 1942, having come here from Green Bay, Wis. The family resided at Sioux City 10 years before moving to Green Bay and it was at Sioux City that the marine first enlisted in the army. To a friend in Sioux City, Marine Lt. Smith sent,an even larger type machine gun also captured at Tarawa. This is among the first spoils of war to reach Mason City. (Lock photo, Kaycnay engraving) IN RED CROSS PROGRAM-Something of the fur-reaching services of the Red Cross on the fighting front will be presented in the weekly "Service Unlimited'' radio program on KGLO at 7:1^ o'clock Thursday evenins. Miss Marsaret Baglcy, one of the ward chairmen in the Mason City residential canvass of the Red Cross, will speak briefly. A dramatization of the work of the Red Cross on the Salerno beachhead will be presented. John \v. Vandercook, radio news analyst, will appear on the program. Mrs. Ervin Dillard Granted Divorce and Title to Beauty Shop Vorda Dillard was granted a divorce from Ervin Dillard on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. Judge T. A. Beardmore who signed the decree also approved a stipulation between the two by which she is given title to personal property a n d ' a beauty shop. Packinghouse Union Signs Contract With Farm Service Company A contract lias been signed providing for increased wages, seniority rights and vacations for em- ployes of the Farm Service company, division of General Mills, 324 South Federal, it was announced Wednesday by Douglas McManncs, business agent ot local 38 of the packinghouse workers union. The contract provides time and a hall for employment ot more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. The wage increase phase of the contract must be approved by the war labor board before it becomes effective, it was announced. Thelmer Miller Asks Divorce on Grounds of Cruel Treatment Thelmer Miller has filed suit for divorce in district court here against Doris Miller on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The cruplc was married at Rockwell April 2fi. 1926, and has 5 children, the petition states. It makes no request for their custody. Artists Give Wounded Men New Talents Under the skillful guidance of some of the country's finest professional artists and craftsmen, wounded men in army and navy hospitals are discovering creative talents they never knew they possessed. Enrolled in the new Red Cross arts and skills unit, artists in various fields are giving their time and ability to teach their skills to the men in the wards. The work not only helps while away the long hours of convalescence, but develops skills that \vill always be a satisfaction to the veterans, and in many cases, opens to them new means of making a livelihood. inspiration for the program came from Dorothy Licbes. internationally famous textile designer of San Francisco. She knew many artists who wished to contribute to the war effort through their particular talents and skills. Mrs. Dwight F. Davis, national director of Red Cross volunteer services, with whom she discussed the idea of enlislinf their aid in work with the wounded, adopted the plan enthusiastically. W i t h Mrs. Cass Canficld. herself a well known sculptress, acting as director of (he arts and skills unit, the Red Cross organized the plan and supplied necessary materials. There is no limit to the skills that may be taught, from painting, sculpture and weaving to leather work, bookbinding, wodc carving, paper making, weaving and even the tying of those gaudy- hued flies beloved of fishermen. The first u n i t started last ycai in Halloran hospital, Staten Island, New York. H began with 50 artists and craftsmen picked by the advisory committee at the Nev York museum of modern art. Nine different skills were represented each under a head craftsman wh planned the work and directed thi workers under him. Units later were started in Chi C.IRO and San Francisco, and nox this teaching of arts and skills going on in 13 large military hos pilals and is being organized 10 others, with the active co-op leratkm ot local museums or per sous of high professional standards who recruit the teachers. One of the most surprising successes was that of a fine embroidery project, perhaps' because the work could be kept handy and picked up or laid down again at my time, and perhaps because the instructors have ingeniously helped the men embroider things related to iheir own experiences, l i k e maps, or their army insignia, or the farms from which they had come. ^ One disabled veteran who now earns his living running an elevator, employs his spare time very profitably doing" wool embroidery he learned at Halloran hospital. Among his orders is 1 for 2 embroidered mails of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, for \vhich he will receive $120. Men from a merchant seaman's rest home make paper items and Florence Wood Rites to Be Held Friday; Burial at Elmwood Funeral services for Florence Dorothy Wood. 04. who died Monday at a local hospital after an I ness of 5 weeks, will be held riclay afternoon at the Patterson moral home, with the Rev. R. Johnston, pastor of the Free cihodist c h u r c h . officiating, u r i a l will be at Elmwood ceme- cry. The Patterson funeral home charge. do bookbinding. Another* group, discharged from Halloran, works in a pottery shop. In San Fran- LSCO, 2 former graduates of the rts and skills unit at the Marc sland naval hospital are employed y a sporting goods shop making ishing flics. The work is purely rccrcatione nd its standards are those of the icst professionals. P. J. Scholl Asks 100 Damages for "rash With Truck P. J. SchoV. has filed a S100 amagc suit in district court here gainst Olga Wolcott, owner, and "rank H. Studer, driver of a truck vhich Mr. Scholl claims backed nto the car he was driving on Vlain street in Rockwell. The truck vas parked at the curbing' as he vas d r i v i n g past at a slow speed, ·Tr. Scholl claimed in his petition, nd suddenly backed out into the street. He asks S"5 for damages to us car and S25 [or loss of its use while it was being repaired. VIrs. Walter Werner Asks Divorce; Gives irounds of Cruelty Girlcnc Werner has filed suit fo divorce from Walter Werner, 32 eorgia N. E., on grounds of crue nnd i n h u m a n treatment. The cou jle was married July 25, 1942. a ·"rceport, III., and lived logcthe i n t i l Feb. 27, 1944. according t her petition. She asks t h a t th court award her custody of he child and fix the amount of tern lorary and permanent alimony I paid. Car Owners! IWr. George F. Meyers was employed for a period of Ifi months as principal Instructor Skilled Trades. Automotive. Fort Crooks Ordnance Automotive School. Mr. Meyers instructed enlisted men in general automotive mechanic subjects, specializing principally in carhoratinn and fuel system. For expert tune- up service drive in at MEYERS AUTO ELECTRIC SERVICE Ifi South Commercial '/i Block North of Home Furniture Asks Divorce Because Husband Deserted on Wedding Anniversary Delia Chancy has tiled suit for divorce in district court here against Earl E. Chancy on grounds of desertion, her pelitipn chargins t h a t he left her on their 2nd wedding anniversary, Aug. 10, 1931). Mrs. Chancy asks permission to resume her maiden name of Delia Saunders. to inform every man being discharged on a disability certificate of his eligibility to pension, insurance, and of his right to benefits under the Veterans' Administration zmcl other rehabilitative and employment agencies of the federal government. "I'm not sure ray condition is due to my army service," sonic say. "Maybe if I file this claim I'll have to be hospitalized until the rating board makes a decision." "Sure, I'm disabled, but I don't want a pension. It's like taking charily." "Can you get a job if you have a pension? I want to work at something." Much misunderstanding Imrn ot inadequate information and rumor is cleared up through free discussion. Together. Red Cross workers and veterans review existing legislation and policy on claims, (he government's philosophy with respect lo pensions and functions of the Veterans Administration. The veteran learns, also tha neither Red Cross, army, noi navy has any voice in the adjudication of the claim, but tha these and other interested accredited groups--the Americai Legion, Disabled American Vet crans, Veterans of Foreign Wars Military Order of the Purpl Heart, and Jewish welfare boan --may assist in filing -the appli cation and collecting and pre senting evidence to the vatin board on his behalf, if he so dc sires. Furthermore, this lype of dis cussion Rives the Red Cross work cr nn oporptunily to help the ablet! man to enter into his deal ings with an agency of the go\ crnmcnt with an open mind an in the expectation of a fair, wcl considered decision with respcc to his claim and his needs. Reel Cross explains that tl Veterans' Administration a tempts to find out the t r u t h abov the disability in question; that easier, and in the long run less ^pensive to the Veterans' Administration and the veteran him- elf, to have a prompt decision i the claim; that at the time of is discharge necessary records nd evidence ore more readily ac- cssible than they will be later; lat re-examination for disabil- y, if indicated, can be made urrently by the Veterans' Ad- ninistration itself. Pension laws arc aspects of our emoeratic government w i t h ilch most men and women arc v holly unacquainted unless they lave been or are now disabled, 'art of the regular Red Cross lospital service is to give the 'etcran whatever assistance he nay need in making out his pen- ion application. The objective of these Red Cross-conducted forums is a preventive operation, leaving the lisabled man free to choose what ic will do about filing a claim, providing c a p a b l e assistance should he wish to file it, and preparing him to take an intelligent interest in its adjudication. TOYS We make all kinds of TOYS out of wood. Write or phone for . . . . · WHOLESALE PRICES · FREE CATALOGUE Toys on sale in Mason City at the Boomhower Hdw. CANFIELD McCANN TOY COMPANY 208 7th N. E. Mason City 2573-J Mrs. Fred C. Scott Charges He Left 3 Days After Wedding Gcncvicve E. Scott has filed suit for divorce in district coitrl here charging that Fred C. Scott left her 3 days alter Iheir wedding. She charges cruel and in- h u m a n treatment in her petition. The couple was married Aug. 5, 1042, at Macon, Mo., according to the petition. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette arricr boy. THE BEST IN GLASSES at LOWER PRICES Arc Yours at -V Mason City Branch of the Service Optical Co. of Des Moines Iowa's Largest Retail Optical Firm--Branches in Principal Iowa Cilie* Here at Our Mason City Office You Can Get Complete First Class Eyeglass Service -i Your eyes arc tested by a Stale Registered Doctor oJ ·* · Oplomc-lry. 9 KiisJ quality lenses nrc ground exactly to the Doctor's *-* prescription (or your eyes in ot:r own morternly equipped optical laboratory in DCS Moines by skilled workmen. O First quality frames and mounlinps--3 wide selection ** of all styles--arc furnished by oxir own oplical nip- ply house in Des Moines--to (it your face according to your own measurement*. For a Belter Deal On Eyeglasses SERVICE OPTICAL CO. 207 SOUTH FEDERAL AVE. 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