The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 30, 1936 · Page 9
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 30, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 30 · 1936 NINE STATE THEATER ADDITION COMPLETED, ADDING 216 SEATS : )\ .''*» ··*'·' ·1 REMODELING OF INSIDE INCLUDES COOLING SYSTEM Improvement Program Costs $7,000; New Front Is Being Built. Those who attend the State theater opening, which is to be held Friday night at 7:30 o'clock, will find a renewed and enlarged house, modern in its appointments and in decorative effects. Since April 5 the establishment has been closed for the remodeling program, which has included the addition of 50 feet to the rear of the building, giving it a total length of 140'feet and 113 feet from the screen to the projection room. The remodeling program is costing the theater between 56,000 and 57,000. Outside of the enlargement of the theater, probably the most important installation is the new washed air cooling system, as well as a new heating system using gas. Add 316 Seats. This additional space made it possible to add 216 seats, raising the total seating capacity of the theater to 531. The new seats are of the spring cushion type and will occupy the new section of the theater. The interior throughout is done with the fireproof Nuwood material, which in three colors has made possible some striking decorative effects on the walls and ceiling. The treatment makes the theater appear wider than its 23 foot front dimen- State Manager J. P. Perry, who took over the management of the State theater last November, has su»ervised the remodeling" program which has now been complete. (Photo by Lock) saon. In the whole remodeling program : the management has kept in mind \ the idea of making the structure , fire resisting where this was pos;, sible. To this end a concrete floor i was laid, in the new addition to the - building. " New Carpets Too. :'; The entire floor of the theater .." has neiw carpeting. New drapes ··· have also been provided. Extensive change's were made in . the front of the structure. The foyer ;· was enlarged. A tile of modernistic pattern was laid in the lobby. Vi- trolite was used for the front con- 0 struction. The ticket booth has been ·'·' enlarged. Extensive work has been done on the projection booth, which has been made fireproof. A five foot stage has'been built for the presentation of amateur acts such as are on the program for the opening night. Office in Basement. The office of the manager, which hitherto has been on the second floor, will be moved to the basement, where extensive remodeling has been done. Lighting- fixtures, five feet in length, will be installed along the walls. The lobby and foye r will have, luma lights. A feature of the lighting system will be changeable lights, in which any color can be used, handled by means of a 10 light circuit. Hans are being made to install new and more modern type of sound system/in the fall. \Vork Bushed.. A rusih program of work has been in progress at the theater for several days, with men, at work both night and day in order to get the theater completed for the Friday night program. The following Mason City firms took part in the rebuilding of the State theater; Mason, City Brick and Tile company, Fullerton Lumber company, Petersen Roofing and Supply company, Art Anderson, painter and decorator, H. C. Determan, electrical contractor. Holt Plumbing and Heating company, Carpenters Union, local number 1313, Moen Construction company, Des Moines Theater Supply company, Northwestern States Portland Cement company and Ideal Sand and Gravel company. These local firms are participating in the State theater pre-opening publicity: Huxtable Drug company. Coast to Coast store, Snyder Insurance agency, Central Show Print, People's Gas and Electric company Northwest Savings bank, anfl The Hub. Linn County Board Wants to Examine Income Tax Returns DES MOINES, UP)--Linn county supervisors asked Governor Herring Thursday to request the federal internal revenue department for permission to examine income tax returns of approximately 75 Linn county income .taxpayers. The supervisors wish to learn, Herring said, whether those Linn county residents properly reported ownership of stocks, bonds and other securities for their moneys and credits tax assessment. The governor said he would ask the attorney general for a ruling as to whether he could properly make such a request, since the federal income tax law apparently only opens income tax to state taxing divisions and does not provide for inspection by county divisions. If the revenue bureau allows the inspecting it will be made by R. C. Coutts of Cedar Rapids. RAY GARNER IS FREE ON PAROLE Convict's Week-End Visits Home Brought Protest by Prosecutor. DES MOINES. (.'Pi--Parole board records disclosed Thursday that Ray Garner, convict whose "weekend trips" home brought a protest last fall from Taylor County Attorney Roger Warin, was released on parole April 8. He had served a year of his 10 year sentence for farm burglary. Warin protested to Gov. Clyde L. Herring last August that Garner was allowed to go to Bedford from the Woodward hospital for epileptics, where he had been transferred as a "trusty," after four months in Fort Madison prison. Visited His Home. The county attorney told the governor he was informed the convict visited his home unattended by a guard. "Such leniency," he said, "makes a joke out of the law enforcement officers." Governor Herring, after an investigation, reported Garner had been allowed to visit his home July 28, and again Aug. 4, but said he was accompanied by a guard. The governor said he instructed Dr. A. R. Schier, hospital superintendent, not to allow convicts to make such trips again. Farm Thieves' Leader. Garner was convicted April 4, 1935, as the leader of a gang of farm thieves. He pleaded not guilty. Sam Woods, parole board secretary, reported Garner was paroled to Forrest H. Davidson, Bedford attorney, and that he now is working on a farm in Taylor county near the Iowa-Missouri state line. Twelve destroyers completed during 1915-1919 and found to be unfit for further use by the navy are being offered for sale by the navy department.--United Stales News. Plan Civics Day. CLARION--L. G. Focht, superintendent of schools in Wright county, has arranged a meeting for the eighth grade students of the rural school in observance of "Civics day" to be held in the courtroom May 2. It is expected that 150 students will attend. CONGRATULATIONS STATE THEATRE CENTRAL Show Card Frintini; Co. Y E S I I" taP · « » "NORTHWESTERN' Portland Cement was USED in the re-buildin of the State Theatre . . BEAUTIFUL JOHNS-MANSVILLE TILE Was Used in the Lobby of the Newly Remodeled STATE THEATRE Supplied by the Petersen Roofing Supply Company 435 S. Federal Ave. There's Satisfaction in Every Sackful of "Northwestern" Northwestern States Portland Cement Co. General Offices, 6th Floor First National Bank Bldg. Mascot Mourned by Oskaloosa Firemen OSKALOOSA, WJ--The Oskaloosa fire department mourned its mascot Thursday, Fire Chief Marion Whitmore's springer spaniel, Oscar--and swore at false alarms. Of late Oscar has been running along beside tie pumper instead of riding. Wednesday night he cut across in front of it and got run over. The fire? It was a false alarm. Modernistic Lighting In the New STATE THEATRE Supplied By Cinema Theatre Supply C®. Minneapolis, Minn. Attend the Gala Opening Friday-7:30P. M. |Cows Forgot What Rain Looked Like SHENANDOAH, UB--"It seems " Jlamented D. Y. Hunter, Sidney I'anner, "that it hadn't rained for so long in these parts the cows even |orgot what it was like." "Anyway, three of my cows took efuse in a ditch during a two inch |ownpour late Tuesday and were wept a mile downstream by the udden flood. Three of them were |urt badly." · Railroads, although maintaining !ne of the highest passenger safety records in the field of transportation, last year suffered one of the 1/orst grade-crossing accidents on ecord since 1931.--United States Be Sure to Attend the GALA OPENING of the Air Conditioning Equipment and Carpets Furnished by Mrs. Wallace, Oldest Crystal Lake Woman, Is Dead at Age of 77 CRYSTAL LAKE--Mrs. George Wallace,' Crystal Lake's oldest woman resident, died at her home about midnight Tuesday at the age of 77. Mrs. Wallace- wius bedfast almost eight years suffering from arthritis. A week ago she contracted a cold which later developed into pneumonia. Mrs. Wallace, who with her husband had lived here more than 40 years leaves her husband one son, Roy, who lives near Crystal Lake; and three sisters, Mrs. Effie Coch- rari of Hudson, Wis.; Mrs. Edith Holmes of Bassett and Mrs. J. P. Johnson of this place. Bunkofske Funeral Is Held in Luverne Church LUVERNE-- Ferdinand Bunk- ofska, resident of Luverne for many years and once an owner of much land, died at the State hospital at Cherokee and was buried after rites in the Lutheran church, Thursday afternoon, the Rev. L. Wittenberg officiating. He was 77 and leaves his wife and- one daughter. Mrs. Lillie Saures of Cylinder, and two sons, Theodore and Elmer, of Hammond, Ind. RACE PROBLEM TO FORE ACAIN I wo Southern Negroes Are Lynched Within Period of 48 Hours. LEPANTO, Ark., .!)--Three outbursts of mob violence within 1S hours--the slaying of two Negroes and a demonstration against a third which was frustrated by national i guardsmen--centered attention on | the southern race problem. | All the Negroes were accused of j crimes against women. Willie Kees. 19, described by City Marshal Jay May as a "half-witted" petty thief, was shot to death by a bund of 10 masked men who wrested him from officers here Wednesday. Tuesday burly Lint Shaw. 45 year old Negro farmer, fell victim of rifle and shotgun fire of 40 men at the scene of an attempted at- tack on two white yirls near Colbert, Ga. The mob, which broke into a jail to get him, left his body tied to a i'ine tree. National guardsmen used tear gas to disperse a throng at Huntsville, Ala., that threatened Walter Miller when he was arraigned Wednesday on charges- of assaulting and slaying pretty Vivian Woodward, 19. Wapsie Club Comes to Close at West Liberty WEST LIBERTY. (,Ti--The one time popular and a f f l u e n t Wapsie ...,,..._ ,, .,,.,,,. club, composed of retired farmers, about 40 years ago. is to close its doors Saturday, sell its furniture and end its existence. Only five men or the many who once gathered in the social and lecrcational club remain on it.i membership rolls. It was founded Congratulations to the State Theatre ON ITS OPENING SAND AND GRAVEL Was Specified in the Remodeling Congratulations to the Management of the NEW PLUMB8NG and HEATING Installed By Plumbing and Heating Co. Phone 2126 Our Special For May A DELICIOUS KRUNCHY ICE CREAM THAT IS CERTAIN TO PLEASE YOU Special Ice Cream Cake 1 For Mother's Day AT ALL DEALERS Hutchinson's Ice Cream Luxus Ice Cream You'll At the New Chicago to the HOME OF KUPPENHEIMER GOOD CLOTHES" was employed ©si the job. f "Union Labor is More Efficient" Carpenters Union Local No. 1313 Densson Clay Products Were used in the remodeling of the new State Theatre We Offer Our "Best Wishes" to the Management. MASON CITY BR!CK TILE COMPANY A STEP AHEAD! The Beautiful, Newly Remodeled STATE Theatre We Extend Our Congratulations GENERAL INSURANCE Foresters Bldg. Pnone 404 This Bank Extends CONGRATULATIONS to the State Theatre Management . . . . Company, general . . t o M. M. Moen Company, general contractors . . . and to Other Firms and Workmen . . . . Yes . . . we congratulate you for the many worthwhile improvements made at the State theatre. To the management of this show house . . . to the Mason City firms that supplied building materials . . . and to every man who worked on this re-building project this bank extends hearty congratulations! Northwest Savings Bank MASON CITY, .IOWA Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation FULLERTON'S Building Materials Were Used in Re-Building · The Nu-Wood Inferior Finish--Lending Charm and Character 0 Rich Marble on Cashier's Booth and Sides of Theater Front · Lumber, Plaster and Other Supplies FURNISHED by FULLERTON'S The State is Now a Playhouse of Marvelous Beauty and Charm--Permitting Relaxation and Solid Comfort CONGRATULATIONS! State Theater Management and M. M. Moen Company Fullerton's extends sincere congratulations to the Management of the improved and enlarged State theater for undertaking and completing such an extensive re-building program . . . for progressing and growing with Mason City. The State is now one of the most attractive and most inviting show houses in this territory, and all Mason City can point to it with great pride. State theater management--our hats are off to you! The Fullerton Lumber company also wishes to extend congratulations to the M. M. Moen company, general contractors of Mason City, for doing such an excellent job at the State theater. The building was lengthened, remodeled and improved in various ways and Ihc completed job is one that any (rcncrnl contractor could l«- proud of. M. SI. Moen company--sincere congratulations: The Interior of The State Theater is of Nu-Wood, Tile, Plank and Wainscot Jiu-U'ood. ii new mode in wall and ceiling finish, which you will sec at the Stale theater, has taken its place in building and remodeling--giving more for the money--and offering advantages that ordinary materials with their higher costs could never provide. A full line of these distinctive, colorful interior finish units, available at FulIerUm's, stands ready to serve every requirement of permanent decoration, every style of design and furnishing. Made of clean wood fiber, this new wall and ceiling treatment consists of specially tie- signed and accurately fitting tile, plunk an ( | wainscot units, in large, easy-to- handle sheets. A hij;h degree of insulation value is built into these Nu-Woou" products. They make rooms easier to Heat, more comfortable to live in. They absorb and deaden noises, assuring restful quiet. ,\u- Wuod's several sliajics'inalic a wide selection of patterns available. All manner of styles can he "matched." Sec Fullerton's for more information. Talk With Fullerton's J-ct us tell you what Fullerton quality materials. reasonable prices, nnd complete service will mean to you in final horn,, building satisfaction and economy. Of course, there's no obligation. FRANK MELIUS, Manager 15 Fourth Street S. W. Phone 3838

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