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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1843 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Operetta to Be Given Friday 80 Voices Are in "Pirates of Penzance" The high school vocal department consisting of 80 voices is presenting another popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta this year, "The Pirates of Penzance," on Friday evening in the high school auditorium at 8:15 p. m. under the director, Miss Mildred Luce, who is assisted by Miss Virginia Bailey, dramatics coach. Warren A. Ruby is technical director and his stage cresv headed by Carl Swab--Renee Reed, Jack Wagner, Sue Grimsley, Richard Griffith, Catherine Pauley and Martha Pauley--have much to accomplish. Miss Marjory Smith directs the orchestra while Shirley Leaman, Anne Huber and Betty Grunz serve as accompanists. Miss B'lor- ence O'Leary is assisting with costumes. Miss Odella McGowan with dances and M i s s Elizabeth H. Graves with publicity. Mrs. J. E. Marek, president of the Vocal Mothers group, along with other members, are assisting with costumes. The cast consists of 10 characters with Connie Manley as Mabel, the youneest of General. Stanley's daughters, and Tom Jorgcnsen as Frederic, the pirate apprentice, having the tead roles. Assisting them are Anne Peterson, in the role of Ruth, Frederic's nurse-maid, Dick Burgraff, the pirate king, and Ban- Peterson, in the important role ot Major-General Stanley whose three- o t h e r daughters aspire to capturing policemen while the pirates are conniving to win them. Paul Marek has the part of Ed-* ward, sergeant of police, while f Dick Moore is Samuel, lieutenant to the pirate king. The other three daughters of General Stanley besides Mabel are Kate, Edith and Isabel, played by Sally McMichael, Theo Hunt and Given Rampton, respectively. The story in Act I brings out the mistake of Ruth in apprenticing Frederic to a pirate instead of a pilot. As the scene opens Frederic is out of his indentures and is attempting to persuade his pirate friends to leave their evil trade and come with him to the world of honest men. Euth pleads with him to take her as his wife but as he had never seen another woman, he says his reason for refusing her is not that she is not beautiful, because he thinks she is, but he thinks she is too old for so young a man as he is. WhefTa 'group of'young girls is enjoying a picnic, Frederic comes in pirate attire to find a maiden who "has no hope of winning man's affection." As Stanley's daughter, Mabel, concedes to Frederic's wishes, her father admonishes the pirates, who have entered stealthily, not to marry his daughters, for these pirates have sworn never to harm an orphan, declaring that he, himself, is an orphan. In Act H General Stanley confesses his guilt to Mabel and Frederic. The pirates come and take Frederic away because (hey have discovered he is not 21 and therefore not legally out of indentures. The victors in the brawl that follows will be revealed in the amusing, hilarious policemen's songr to those who attend the presentation. The pirates, whom Bliss Luce makes tenor captains, are Don Payne and Jack Makeevcr \viil Dick Bailey and Meredith Allen as bass captains. The soprano daughters ot General Stanley arc Donnis Klempnauer, Jeanne Meuwissen Â· Martha Pauley and Marilyn Ellison while the alto daughters are WAAC Reports Girls Showed Fine Spirit in Torpedoing Group Arrives at Oran for Duty With American .MISS MILDRED LUCE --Director MISS VIRGINIA BAILEY North African Forces (Captain Alene Drezmal of White Bear Lake, St. Paul, Minn., was one of the first five WAACs sent overseas. The other four were Matiie A, Ptnette, Fort Kent, Me.; Ruth M. Brlggx, Westerly, R. I.; Martha E. Roc- ers, Jackson. Miss., and Louise Anderson, Denver, Colo. The five, together with a contingent of nurses which Included First Lieut. Ethel E. Lars en of Kimballton. Iowa, were enroute float Entland to North Africa when their ship was torpedoed. Here Captain Drezmal jives a first hand account). By CAPTAIN ALENE DREZMAL Written for the Associated Press ALLIED FORCE HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA, Jan 6.' (Delayed)--Along with four other VVAACs and some 30 American nurses and British nurses ! was aboard a ship torpedoed aboul 70 miles off the coast. * * ,* I shouldn't want to go through it again, but it's nice to have seen how splendidly people can conduct themselves under such circumstances. It. made you proud of Americans and British. Their gallantry was inspiring. * * . * Our ship was carrying mainly English troops, with English anc WARREN A. RUBY , MISS MARJORIE SMITH --Orehtslr* merican officers and nurses anil VAACs. Before the torpedo mashed through the stern of the loat that night we had been "tor- icdo conscious." There had been ubmarine reports the day before nd we had done a lot of zigzag- Some of the girls already were lacked. I had stayed up quite late naking preparations. My clothes vere there ready to be jumped nto as if I were a fireman. The torpedo struck with splintering crash when all were asleep. Three of us awoke at once and realized what had happened One slept through it. The other icard the crash but didn't think we had been hit and wanted to 50 back to sleep. Maybe I hac letter not mention names les those girls be a bit embarrassed. However, we all eventually fell into our clothes as best we could and got to our boat station with our tin hats, bags and purses. Three WAACs f o u n d places in a lifeboat, but Louise Anderson and I could not find a vacant seat and for a time it looked as if we and an English nurse were the only three women left on board. * * * Later, though, we learned tha two English nurses had been dow below taking care of their patients Louise and I and some Ameri can officers kept circulating abou the deck. The officers said it wa good thing to have women stil! board for it perked up morale of ic men. After a couple of hours the ilip's officers heard that we three vomcn were aboard and took us p from the deck to the bridge. Ve were served tea and whisky nd biscuits. It must have been strange scene--the ship going down and we cracking jokes and naking silly remarks. I think I've lever laughed so much in my life, "t was like a tea party. For a while we thought 'the ship would go down in about an hour, then word got around that the officers thought it might be possible to keep it afloat. Finally a destroyer towed us and the others in the lifeboats. * * * We still were far from comfortable about it all as the vessel limped along at five knots, making a fine target. We felt a lot bettei when we picked up an escort o destroyers at dawn. Early in the afternoon we were taken off the ship, and shortly after it started burning. The girls had had hard going. They hac helped pull men cut of the water had nursed the injured and hac bailed out the lifeboats with the! tin hats. They showed great spiril We arrived at Oran late in the afternoon of Dec. 21. Officers arranged every possible convenieno for us. Looking back upon the adven ture, I would say that perhap most of us had moments of in dividual fright but there neve was a sign of panic. It was hard to realize we ha actually been torpedoed. * * * In fact, I hardly can believe that only a short time ago I was serving at tea parties, wearing soft gowns and walking outdoors and hearing only peaceful sounds of nature. * if * Now shoe polish or a bar of soap re more important than a corsage, box of candy or a dance record. Ve can't get face cream, so we ire using men's brushless shaving :ream instead. We have learned o do without a lot of things. ^hapin Residents Start Boy Scout Organization CHAPIN--The initial steps have aeen taken in organizing a Boy Scout troop at Chapin. The following citizens constitute the troop committee; F. A. McCoy, chairman; the Rev. H. M. Tiffany, C. J. Heuberger, W. G. Crawford and F. M. McClintock. The IJev. Arnold Kenyon will act ns scoutmaster and has already started the boys in the preliminary phases of scouting. On. Saturday, Jan. 23, from one to four p. m. the boys will make a canvass of the town to collect wire coat hangers. Every body is askec to spare as many hangers as they can for the boys. Country folks may leave the hangers at either o: the local stores or with any member of the troop committee. CELEBRATES SttTH BIRTHDAY CRESCO--Chris Evert of Cres co celebrated his 80th birthdaj Sunday, Jan. 17, when he and Mrs. Ewert and daughter, Mabel entertained a party of friends an relatives with a picnic dinner an social time in the afternoon. Albert Zipse Funeral ield at New Hampton NEW HAMPTON -- Funeral crviccs for Albert Zipse were icld Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church here with he Rev. Francis Snyder, pastor fficiating. Mr. Zipse died Sunday ifter a lingering illness. He was born in Illinois on I'lar. IS, 18GG, the son of Mr. and tfrs. Christian Zipse. He married Murgaret Heiselman here. Until he past few years, they operated i farm near here. Surviving besides his widow are four children: Myron and Edward Zipse, both of New Hampton; Lloyd Zipse ot Lawler and Arthur Zipse of Fredericksburg. Burial was in Graccland cemetery. WESLEY--Mrs. Mary Otis fell on a patch oE ice one day last week and broke her left wrist. A number of years ago she fell in a like manner and broke one of her ankles. SEE US FIRST For Your Wallpaper and Wallpaper Supplies BOOMHOWER HARDWARE Surpiitinjty iclieyed by gentle clÂ«Â«m- i'nj and (he soothing m edict lion of SAVE % PRICE! _-----Â· ORIGINAL OT B U Y T H E M H E R E ! ADULT TICKETS Lmdblom vs. Mason City Basketball Game FRIDAY--JAN. 29th E N G L E R :arjory Hall, Connie Hatges, Leon Garrison and Zella McFarlin. Members of the make-up crew, eaded by Betty Lent, are Dick ^oore, Norma Haaheim, A n n e uber, Marion Levinson, Jeanne lanuel, LaVonne Sacketl, Alary ewis, Dorothy Biddick, Wanda Wallace, Lois Davidson, Arlene orbor, Jean Marks, Virginia aiiow. Janice Spencer, Dorothy hlers, Adele Hobinson, Evelyn harp, Elaine Grove, Yvonne )avis, Elizabeth Roberts, Joanne handlee, Eleanor Leaman, Jance Lawton, Mildred Milligan and hirley Whitney. The property crew under the leadership of Fat Cooper consists of Marjory Hall, Marilyn Ellison. Grace Deal, Levon Garrison. Vcrla Dutcher, and Avis Menke. Sally McMichael and Frances tfarin.05 have charge of the ad- ance ticket' sales. Vera Hedge- ock has charge of posters and ftartha Pauley, programs, while laxine Dillon and Zella McFarin are teaching the dances. * * * The 42 girls in the chorus are: 'at Cooper, Pat Dibble, Maxine )illon, Elizabeth Hanes, Marjory lall, Constance Hatges, V e r a ledgecock, Donnis Klempnauer, Vlaxine Lucieman, Elaine Kelson, Vlartha Pauley. Esther Walls, Sherley Wcida, Joyce Abbott. Loraine Berncman, Patricia Bloom- ield, Betty Bracklein, Norma Car:on, J a n e Clousc, Grace Deal, Marilyn Ellison. Nellie Elliott. Lois Everist, Avis Field, Elaine Garms, Levon Garrison, Dixie Geiler, Dorothy Hebel, Mary Irons, Betty Jean Johnon, Arlene Kendall, Dorothy vytle. Frances Marines, Arlene Wladole, Zella McFarlin, Jeanne Meuwissen. Carol Mu'rren. Anne 'elerson. Lucille Way, Claudine Wilson, Esther Wolf, Jackie Far- ?r. The 27 boys in Ihe chorus are Meredith Allen, Charles Hagerman, Don Havnen, Harry Kirk- lam, Roland Lavender, Bob Len- lan, Jerome Lewis. Alan Loterbour, Don Payne, Warren Tilton ~eorge Whipple. Bill Sheahan Jack Benson, Raleigh Birch. Tec Davidson, Daryl Ebert. DeMorris Erving, Peter Hart, Jack Ma- ;eever. Jack Morgan. John Plonsky. Dean Skovlin, Leroy Sptir- Eeon. Clark Tuttle, Don Toepfer Don Wcbcr and Bruce Winner. Gets $50 After His Evidence Convicts Grocer of Violations LOS ANGELES, lfP)--G. C Sperry got S50 after his evidence convicted a grocer of violating OPA price ceilings. "Well, well," mused Mr. Sper ry . . . . Tuesday he testified in thre' more cases "and I have about 10' others coming up. "I decided to become the JCSSL Jnmes of the markets. I'm doing a! right for myself and I figure it" a real service to buyers." Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your Globe-Gazett carrier boy. BATTERIES Recharged 50Â« 112 South Federal GUNNER TELLS OF EXPERIENCES 10 Times as Exciting as Roller Coaster Ride WASHINGTON (U.R)--You shout id swear like a maniac and shoot our gun every time the target is sight. It feels like riding oiler coaster, only the excitement is 10 times as great. V- * * That's how it feels to be a Runner in a flying fortress bomber in combat with an enemy plane. The description is that of Staff Sgt. George R. HoJbert of Latnar, Co]. It was received by the war department among other reports and released Tuesday. * * * The action described by Hol!Vt took place Oct. 23, 1942. It vas an aerial battle in which a I i-17 flying fortress crew shot ,o\vn a Japanese four-engine fly- ng boat off the Indispensible slands in the southwest Pacific, lere is Holbert's account: "We 1 arrived over the target .rea at about 1200 hour (noon) and made a reconnaissance at bout 1000 feet. We then climbed up to about 6000 feet to await developments. We were all at bat- le stations expecting something o happen at any time. "I had a peculiar gnawing feeing in the pit of my stomach, a ittle fear. Everybody senses fear ust before a battle--a speeding up of the pulse and a sharpening up of all faculties. * * * "We circled for about an hour, keeping a sharp lookout tor enemy activity. At about 1300 hour someone spoiled an enemy flying boat flying far below us. Things began to happen pretty fast from then on. We started down after him, spiraling around, trying to keep him in sight, going at terrific speed. "It is hard to tell just what my 'eeJings were during the battle. ', as well as everyone else in the Diane, was so busy with my guns, trying to keep the target in my sights, that I lost track of all sense of time, fear, and everything else except the thought that I had (o shoot the so-and-so and get him out of the sky. "I recall after that, that I was shouting and swearing like a maniac, and shooting my guns every time the target was in my sights. "After I had expended several hundred rounds of ammunition, my guns stopped firing and I was unable to get them going again. All that I could do was watch the Japs shoot at us and I couldn't shoot back. "We went round and round, in and cut of the clouds. It felt like riding a roller coaster, only the excitement was 10 times as great. * * * "Our pilot finally maneuvered the Jap out into the open sky away from the clouds. We were so close one time as we passed over the top of the Jap, that I could see their faces through the top hatch in their plane. * * * ''After we got him out in the open, it was only a matter of minutes before our gunners set him on fire. We saw him dive into the ocean and explode. The battle was over and I felt highly relieved. I was glad to head for home. We landed late that afternoon and good old mother earth certainly felt good under my feet." Chiaroscuro, an early method of color printing from woodcuts, means "clear-obscure." Â· Â·ViTi'l ^ T Jjjfcfc flfft Tl'iW HOW TO SLICE BREAD AND GET EACH SLICE EVEN DON'T DO IT THIS * WAY IHSTEAD DO IT THIS i WAY 1 Holding bread .not parallel to boird edge leada to uneven ulic- Ing. Don't start in middle of toaf. 2 Cutting through the tap of the !oÂ«f tend* to break aliee at top; nikÂ« it uneven, rain* texture. 3 Don't look at the blade of the knife; if von do, the knife may cat on a slant. A dollknifc c u j s o s - s h r t d . 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