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iSffiggSS^SSBMBSBSreSRSE-asi; . Ai .MASON .CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 19 · 1937 DELEGATES ASSEMBLE FOR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE Fidac Essay Winners Are Given Prizes Legion A u x i l i a r y Holds Meeting in 40 and 8 Cluui'ooms. Prize winning Fidac essay contests were read by their writers at the meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary Thursday evening in the 40 and 8 clubrooms. Joan "Whalen, a sophomore student at Holy Family school, was given first prize and Samuel Francis George, a junior in the Mason City high school, second prize. Judges were Mrs; D. H. Fitzpatrick, .Mrs. Hob Roy Cerney and George Ludeman. Those who" received honorable mention in the contest are Jean Phalen, Patricia Hughes, Virginia Farmakis, Dorothy Hocraffer and Jack McGrane. · · - · . · . · Activities Planned. Mrs. H, L. Gore announced that the unit is within 12 of filling its membership quota ...for-the year. Mrs. Vic Randal] reported plans for a rummage sale to be held in the near future and Mi's. Emma Duncan announced that the past presidents will . sponsor a card party April 1 in the F; G. E. to raise money for flowers for the Gold Star Mothers. The unit voted to provide a cup. for the Americanism essay contest. ' -Mrs.,R. C. Patricvk gave, a report on the presidents' and secretaries' conference'held in Des.Moines, giving an account of talks heard during the conference and of the . activities planned by the various districts. Refreshments Served. At the close of the meeting, Mrs. Harold Shockey and Mrs. Emma Duncan served refreshments. The prize winning Fidac essay follows: How Can International Disputes Be Settled in the Spirit of Fidac? I \Viihout any. doubt whatsoever, during recent years and especially in the more democratic countries, there has gradually grown up in a mighty sweep of acclamation, redolent of the blended voices of a Greek chorus, a consensus of public opinion regarding abstract justice. · ' . · . . . Were it only possible to put on the lips of every man, woman, and child the cry of Maximilian Brandesz of A u s t r i a, " P e a c e , peace at any price, peace by all means, and peace above all!" Then would it be a much simpler task to settle disputes between nations in the spirit of Fidac. -e- - fi ··'· Laboring Classes. " '.*,*· jOne of the means of furthering the cause of international arbitration is through a federation o£ existing organizations. The goal of these organizations should be to spread the spirit ,of Fidac among laboring classes and wage earners; in most cases, the wage earners form a great bulk of the armies of manual toilers. Now, in a material and selfish way, these laborers are being far more heavily burdened than those who are more happily situated, economically speaking. For it is upon these manual toilers that the burden of war really bears most directly and most heavily. So, too, it is upon the manual workers that the regular taxes levied to maintain military equipment in time.of peace, and the exceptional taxes levied to meet the drains of war fall most especially. If only the betterment of some of the working' class and living conditions of men and women could be brought about, there would be room in the hearts of men for the spirit of peace. The people should be taught to take into consideration that the burden that they bear during and following the war, with all of the bloodshed, sordidness, sorrow and the uncontrollable number of deaths of innocent victims that are always connected with warfare, all are too great a price to pay for the grievances that might easily be settled by means of arbitrations and compromises. / Spread Propaganda. There are many ways of spreading this propaganda, such as by means of pamphlets, books, or speeches. And in this present day, the radio, which sends its messages to nearly every corner of the earth, is a wonderful facility which may be used in teaching the spirit of Fidac. When this peaceful spirit has invaded each country and has become national, it will not take long for it to become word-wide; and when this happens, it will no longer be necessary to settle disputes by war. In other words, when the" spirit of Fidac has succeeded in entering into the hearts of nations so as to bind them under peaceful relations, the disputes of those nations can be and are likely to be settled by means of sensible arbitrations. Must Have Peace. But we must have peace-peace in the hearts of men, peace in the hearts of nations, leading up to world-wide peace. Then and only then will we be able to settle disputes satisfactorily. How can this peace he found? Fidac holds out full hands to us--hands that are laden with golden teachings. Her plea is friendship and understanding amongst all nations. May the spirit. of Fidac coma topfull- flowering ,; despite war-torn? fields where her seeds are scattered. May .peace lay cool EVELYN CHEESMAN 1936 National Violin Solo '-Winner. .Having won all honors on the ; Violin r Evelyn entered on the Viola. She carried off the honors in Mason City in a local', contest and repeated her p e r f o r m a n ce -March 13, :in the sub- d i s t r i c t. She now m o v e s toward the state Music Contest. Evelyn plays a Viola from the VANCE MUSIC CO. Congratulations to her and all -p B .io.i)jrwrJtbi other contestants. The Torse is the Soul of the String Instrument \ Instruments bearing the authentic ROTH label constantly improve in tone and responsiveness. The purchase of one is an investment sure to return big dividends in pleasure while used; and profit, if ot some time you should wish to sell. , ' ; Investigate the matter thoroughly before ·deciding what to buy. Learn all about the merits and intrinsic value of any instrument you fancy at Vance's. Make sure that it is GENUINE; thousands of violins, old and new are on the market bearing.fictitious names. ROTH INSTRUMENTS are high grade and are sold at reasonable prices by legitimate dealers- at a legitimate profit. When you buy one, you are SAFE. VIOLINS -- VIOLAS -- 'CELLOS -- STRING BASSES "Complete Music Service Since 1900" MUSIC GO. MASON CITY. IOWA Flattering Ensemble GLOBE-GAZETEE PEEKLESS 15 CENT PATTERN 160 Fifth-Avenue, New York City ' By DIANA DAY Frock With Surplice Bodice and Flared Sleeves Is Complimented by Jacket for Spring. Here's a flattering ensemble with V-neck and boxy coat that will make you look young and slim. The charming dress has a surplice bodice and delightful flared sleeves. Plaits animate the hem of the slender straight skirt. Whether you choose a print crepe or sheer plain crepe, you'll find this spring ensemble wearable right into the summer. You'll sew it in a jiffy with the slep-by-step sewing chart that is included in the pattern. Style No. 3101 is designed for sizes 16, 18, 20 years, 34. 36, 38, 40.-42, 44, 4G and 48-inches bust. Size 3(3 requires 6 yards of 39-inch material with 2 yards of binding. Send fifteen 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 magazine is full of fashions for you and your family. The price is only 10 cents per copy. You will find it of tremendous help in selecting your nexv cruise clothes, your spring outfit, and your early summer cottons. You have only to study yourself and take your 'choice, for there is a flattering silhouette for every type and figure among the new models. Book costs 10 cents. Send for it 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. 3IOI fingers upon the feverish pulse of the world and soon banish the crazed' strife of men whose' hearts are made for love, not hate. --o-R. N. A. HEALTH CLUB CONDUCTS MEETING H. N. A. Health club met at Moose hall Thursday afternoon for a business session followed by cards. There were 11 tables and high score prizes for bridge went to Mrs. Martin J. Factor and Miss Laura Factor and prizes in . 500 went to Mrs. Anna Nielsen and Mrs. Harry Blanchard. Lunch was served at the close of the afternoon by the committee chairman, Mrs. Edith Kipp, assisted by Mrs. C. A. Budworth, Mrs. John Edgington and Mrs. Bert Winters. --o-HAPPY HOUR CLUB IS ENTERTAINED Happy Hour club met at the home of Mrs. Calvin Wilford at Plymouth for a short business session followed by 500. Prizes went to Mrs. Ira Finch and Mrs. Fred Janssen. Refreshments were served carrying out the St. Patrick's color scheme. The next meeting will be March 31 with Mrs. Ed Phillips. ANNIVERSARY SPECIALS BITS ABOUT 'EM Mrs. Mabel Sifer, 1708 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, who plans to leave on an extended trip west was honored at a farewell party at her home Thursday evening. She will visit friends and relatives at Kansas City, Reno, San Francisco and Seattle. * 9 * Miss Helene Bright, who teaches at Spencer, is visiting at fhe home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Bright, 1104 West State street. STEPHENS-NICOL, IOWA FALLS--Ritner Henry Stephens and Miss Helen Winnifred Nicbl were married March 14 by! the Rev. C. E. Cushman at his home. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Stephens of Iowa Falls. A wedding dinner was served at the Scenic City Tea room following the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens left on a trip to Minneapolis. Upon their return they will be at home in Iowa Falls..The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray P. Nicol, Vancouver, B r i t i s h Columbia, Canada. Mr. Stephens is the son of Mrs. Lydia Stephens of Toronto He attended Huron college at Huron, S. Dak. Later he was employed by the S. S. Kresge company at Toronto, Kingston and Ottawa, Canada. He is manager of the J. J. Newberry store here. RIDD ER- S CHAE PER GARNER--Harold E. Ridder legal, Nora Springs, and Mabel L. Schaefer, legal, Klemme, were issued a marriage license Thursday March 18. ROTHMOOR* SUITS It takes Rothmoor to make suits like these -- so sleek, so dapper--so deftly tailored-every stitch a work of art. Really it's a pleasure just to see them --· and especially to wear them. $ 35 Other Kothmoor Suits $25 to $65 ·Trade Marie ttexMcrec! U. S, Patent Office . Dfimorrs ·Second Floor Miss Helen Bennett Is Speaker f or B. P. W. Club Annual Public Relations* Banquet Held at Hanford. Miss Helen Bennett of Chicago, speaking on "Singing in the Wilderness," addressed the members of the Mason City Business and Professional Women's club a n d iuests at the annual public relations banquet of the club Thursday evening at the Hotel Hanford. Pointing out that a wilderness is a place unspoiled by civilization-the . frontier, full of excitement, adventure and unknown delights, Vliss Bennett said that every one ias in his own heart a yearning 'or a wilderness. Frontiers Gone. "The pioneers came out with all :he courage and fortitude that marks pioneers," she said. "They came with gaiety and with great imagination and vision and pushed vest and west until the frontiers were gone. Civilization robs people of some of the sturdy virtues of the pioneers.' "All sorts of people give all sorts of reasons for the depression, I think it was due to two things. The first is the fact that the frontiers are gone. When we had them we always had a place for our surplus population. There were always new markets for goods and there-were railroads being built. The second reason is that we made so many machines we didn't know what to do with them. We've been too smart. We have been robbed of independence, courage and gaiety. Economic Wilderness. "There are other wildernesses to which we may go. They may not be physical ones. We have explored the depths of the sea, from pole to pole, the deserts, the air and the stratosphere. There is an economic wilderness for us place where there are difficulties to overcome--difficulties stimulate people. which ."Our increased machine and labor saving . devices haVq taken work from men and made them slaves of the machines. Too much stress has been placed on brick and mortar. We have been carried away with the ideas of material things and with mass production. If a thing is big enough, it is wonderful: "The next wilderness is a social one. It has been fashionable of late to talk of social justice, but tho United States has been conscious of social justice for the last 50 years and much has been accomplished between 1B80 and 1930. Improvements Made. Miss Bennett spoke of the improvements made in various institutions such as county poor farms, mills and manufacturing plants, and jails. "Fifty years ago we did not do much more about mothers than to say we regarded them highly. Now in most states we have mothers' pensions. Most states have child labor laws. "A great deal has yet to be done to make the frontiers livable. There is (he feminine frontier and it means a great deal to all women and no more to the business and professional \yoman than to the woman of leisure. Women have come a long way. in the last 40 years. At the close of the nineteenth century, women worked but as individuals. There were nc organizations. A few clubs hac been formed, but they were foi cultural purposes. Wonderfully Made. "Women did not engage in public affairs. They were not very active and it was because of the clothes they wore. They were fearfully and wonderfully made." Miss Bennett described the feminine costume of 40 years ago, the tightly corseted figure, the long full skirts, the high collars, the shoes with pointed toes and high hels, the masses of hair augmented by "store" hair and the hat 1 held in place by hatpins and decorated with flowers, ribbons, cherries, grapes, feathers, birds of al kinds and anythoing else tha would go on a Christmas tree. "Two things happened to change woman's costume," she said. "The first was an interest in athletic.- in women's colleges. This was no possible in co-educational colleges, because the bloomers worn for athletics were not considered modest. The second was the introduction of the bicycle. Women wanted to ride the bicycle, bu they couldn't in the clothes they wore. These two things broke into women's, costume and had much to do with her release. Miss Bennett commented on the infrequency with which women were mentioned in the newspapers 40 years ago and spoke of th news making flight of Amelia Earhart across the Pacific. Woman's Charier. "One thing women have to guarc against is discrimination agains them as women. Often it is dressec up nicely. There is a documen going around now, a woman'; charter, which is one of the poorest pieces of thinking and the mos dangerous pieces of writing I have seen. It provides for (he recognition of women in equality with men as citizens and then states that, however, if conditions are harmful to women, we shall for special legislation. "You can't cat your cake and have it, too. If .we ask for equality of opportunity, we do no necessarily ask for the same thing for both men and women. We d wish to be valued according to the work done. The woman's charter is very undemocratic. We have tried to build up n great democracy in this country. Let us no close any channels that keep dem- icratic life flowing through this :ountry. . - . Both Men and Women. "Whenever you get special legis- ation for women, you legislate vomen out of jobs. If we get spe- ial legislation prohibiting an em- loyer from working women more han 8 hours a day, the women vill be let out and men put in. jegislation that is good for women, is good for men. The .eight lour day should be applied to both men and women. "Discriminations because of age may be either because a woman is oo young or too old, but more often because of her state of mind. vVhen you grow old, you will find he hard things o£ life are the dif- iculties within yourself. Women must gain more self confidence and more willingness to presently issert themselves. Today women do not insist on higher wages and better working conditions because :hey are afraid of losing their jobs. IJ Is a Hangover. "Women must get a better feeling among themselves. Men have a great idea of working for each other. Women have never stood by other women the way men stand by men. They had been banded together against each other in the past and the present feeling is a nangover from that time. We must _;et to the place where we realize that women are our best friends. "Individually men think women are all right, but as a group they consider them inferior. We speak disparagingly of our sex to men because we think they like it, but it is not possible to raise the rating of one memher of a group by lowering the rating of the whole group. Need Comaraderie. "We need higher business and professional standards, more effectively trained women, a greater comaraderie among women and the power to look beyond our individual needs to the needs of the world.' Not so much with the idea of solving them, but with the idea of understanding them with some degree of intelligence. During the dinner hour Mrs. Leon Woodward played a program of harp music. Mrs. Norman Chapman, accompanied by Mrs. Pauline Simon, played two violin solos, "La Serenata" by G. Braga and "Mazurka" by H. Wieniawsfci. Mrs. Julia Shipley Potts read the club collect. Miss Eva Scott, club president, who presided during the program introduced guests including Miss Grace Nordyke o£ "Web'ster City, state international relations chairman. Social Calendar FRIDAY Queen Rebckah lodge-7:30 o'clock, I. O. O. F. hall. Free M. E. Friendly group-7:30 o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kappleman, 641 Adams avenue southwest. Calvary Lutheran Guild-V:30 o'clock, church parlors, picnic lunch, husbands as guests. SATURDAY Holy Family Ladies' aid--· Hummage sale, 121 South Federal avenue. Immanuel Junior Missionary society-- 2 o'clock, church. Sunbeam Workers-a. o'clock, Our Saviour's church, Lorraine and Margaret Kittleson. JENSEN-JACOBSON SWEA CITY--Miss Gladys Jac. obson, daughter of Mrs. Alma Jac- pbson of Winnehago, Minn., was married March 16 to Virgil E Jensen at the Baptist parsonage by the Rev. R. P. Bronleewe. Attendants were Miss Florence Jacobson and Maynard Jensen. A wedding dinner was served at the bridegroom's home by his parents Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Jensen. They will live on a farm in Swea township. An Expert at Work With a complete stock of genuine watch p a r t s , made for your watch, crystals that fit. Stone setting and jewelry repairing. WATCHES! DIAMOND 3 WEST STATE Mrs. -Mary Clarkson Will Visit Zuanna of Ladies of Orient Plans were formulated Thursday night by Zelotes Zuanna No. 30. L. O. T. O. for the entertainment of Mrs. Mary Clarkson, Niagara Falls, Ontario, supreme ashayhi of the Royal Zuanna, Ladies of the Orient, who will make in official visit to the local Zuan- na on April 15. Mrs. A. L. Ready, ;reat ayshayhi, named members 'rom Ventura and Clear Lake as entertainment committee for April Thomas Boe Speaker ' at Meeting Held by Immanuel Leaguers Immanuel Luther league had its monthly meeting in the church parlors Thursday evening with Thomas Boe, assistant pastor of Trinity church, as the speaker. Mr. Boe used the substitution of Barabbas for Jesus as the basis of his address. Musical numbers were given by the girls' trio, Esther Landgren, Ethel Wallsk'og and Dora Peterson. Ellen Newburg gave a reading, "Live As You Pray." Plans were discussed for a family album entertainment and a play. The pastor spoke a few words in appreciation of Miss Dora Petersen who will soon leave Mason City to be married, thanking her for her active interest in young p e o p l e ' s work in the church. The committee for the evening was Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jung, Esther Landgren and Nels Frid. ·--o-- TIUPP-BTJRKLEY IOWA FALLS -- Miss Addie Burkley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Burkley, northeast of Iowa Falls, was married to Harold F. Tripp on Wednesday evening at the home of her parents by the Hev. F. W. Wendland of Ackley. Miss Malinda Tripp, sister of the bridegroom, served as bridesmaid, and Carl Burkley, brother of the bride, was the best man. After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served. Mr. Tripp is engaged in farming on the Macy farm, where the couple will be at home. Dr. Boraas Gives Talk at Meeting Single Day Session Held at Congregational Church. With more.than 110 registered for the north central district conference of the Iowa Congress of Parents and ( Teachers, the annual spring session opened .Friday morning in the First Congregational church with Mrs. Harry Kushner of Emmetsburg presiding. Following a luncheon at the Baptist church, the delegates reassembled at the Congregational church for a program which included an address by Dr. Julius Boraas of St. Olaf college, Northfield, Minn., greetings from Miss Hazel V. Thomas, county superintendent, a talk by Mrs. W. B. Hamilton of Emrhetsburg and music by J. J. Fitzgerand. The morning session opened with a district board meeting at 9 o'clock. The conference was called to order' by Mrs. Kushner who introduced the I?ev. Alexander Carlson, pastor of the Congregational church,.'who gave the invocation. Vocal selections by Mrs. B. Raymond Weston followed. Mrs. O. A. Merkel welcomed the delegates and a response was made by Mrs. C. C. Gravatt of Spirit Lake. The business session was given over to reports by the district officers, Mrs. A. E. Anderson of Fort Dodge, president; Mrs. Kushner, first vice president; Mrs. M. S. Craven of Titonka, second vice president; Mrs. Clarence Chalburg of Fort Dodge, secretary, and Mrs. Gravatt, treasurer. Unit reports were made and the morning session was concluded with short talks on membership by Mrs. W. P. Butler and Mrs. E. F. Bloomfield of Mason Cily, on parent education by Mrs. G. L. Hurd of Spencer and on program planning by Mrs. S. A. Stcenson oC Fort Dodge and Mrs. Lew M. Lawson of Callender, --o--· THONFORD-AASE OSAGE--A license has bzen-is- sued here to Anard M. Thonford, and Hazel Aase of Zumbrota, Minn. SMARTER STYLES, BETTER QUALITY FOR LESS -- SINCE 1920 COURTUSY AND SATISFACTION WITH EVERY PURCHASE Tune in KGLO at 5:55 This Evening and Hear Our Special Announcement. Welcome--Visitors and Friends! Girls''Coats . for Easter Here you will find every new youthful style for girls, ages 2 to 14 years. Smartly cut, carefully tailored of fine woolens. Half belted, .box and swaggers. Some double breasted types. All colors. Priced from . $5.95 and up Wash Frocks % Gay prints in new spring wash frocks V with panties, for ages up to 6 years. Also scores of snappy girlish styles for ages 7 to 14 years. All guaranteed washable. Priced from . and u p Also Silk and Rayon Frocks in prints and plain materials. Youthful styles. Variety of colors in sizes 6 to 1 4 years. Priced from and up Easter Hats You Will Wear Veils and Flowers Whether You Choose Big Brims, little Brims or Sailors. Pick your Easter Hat from our superb collection--of all that's new and stylish in spring hats. Values most unusual. Priced as Low as $1.59 SEE YOU TOMORROW and up

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