The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1955 · Page 28
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 28

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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WHERE TO GO WHAT TO DO «-Alg*«Hl (HI,) Upper 06* M6inet Thursday* December 29, 1955 Behind The Movie Sets MASON MOLLVW6ot), CALIF.: — We're partial to typical, American success stories. They're all about AiiS Mitt once a man has achieved fame, people forget his humble beginnings. — Of course, there's the "I knew him when" Club, and the former scoffer who suddenly becomes the "old Palsy- walsy" in need of a loan. But, more often than not, the struggle l.o attain the top-rung of the ladder is forgotten in the glamour of the present. * * * Nowhere in the World can a man parlay his own efforts and talents into greater Towards than right here in America. Which brings us to a self-made gentleman named Benny Goodman, and one of the most entertaining "life-story" pictures we've seen Jens Knudsen INOS THURSDAY: "TH6 TRIAL" with Glenn Ford FIRST SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT STARTS AT 6:45 FRIDAY & SATURDAY ALGONA** IT HAPPEN ED SOMEWHERE IN THE MAZE OF BROOKLYN'S OUNOLE! THE NAKED STREET STARRING •FARLEY ANTHONY ANNE B- PLUS THIS CO-HIT in many a moon. Universal - Internatifthal gathered together a studio-full of the nation's lop jazz musicians, its best technicians, a \Vonderful script and a top-iiotch cast headed by Steve Allen and Donna Reed. They added top swir-.f "names" galore, then turned these ingredients over to producer Aaron Rosenberg and writer-director Valentine Davies, with instructions to mix well and bring to a slow boil. * * * In the capable hands of such cinematic chefs, what else could you expect than to get a lar^e helping of a musical dish fit for a king? And we do mean a "King of Swing!" When folks not particularly enthused over this type of music rave about "The Benny Goodman Story," you cart imagine how it is received by tho "hep-cats!" * 4 * This film is not alone ihe li.fe story of Bennv Goodman, it is also' a pictorial history of swing music. There's Berta Gerston, Herbert Anderson, Robert F. Simon. Sammy Davis Sr., Dick Winslow, Barry Truex, David Kasday, Wiltoh Graff, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Martha Tilton, Lionel Hampton, Ziggy Elman, Ben Pollack, Teddy Wilson, Edward "Kid" Ory and a host of top music-world favorites. There are jam sessions galore, sparkling orchestrations, outstanding performances by Steve Allen — as Benny Goodman — and Donna ^ ee d — as Alice Hammond — hat will play ping-pong with our emotions. • * * We caught the Invitational . ress Preview and, frankly, we're coking forward to seeing this me, again! The Technicolor pho- ography of cinematographer Wiliam Daniels made us gasp. We never knew that a drab tenement district could look so beautiful. And, what Billy Daniels does to Carnegie Hall, to say nothing of the platinum-plated palace of the Hammonds, would make an artist throw away his brushes! Steve Allen turns in a masterful characterization of the soft- snoken man of exceptional musical tajent. The lad who lifted himself by his own bootstraps "across the tracks" into-our own self-made, American royalty by becoming the "King of Swing." All through;"The Benny Good- At "Algona" KEKttJCKlAN Young Donald MacDonald plays Burl Lancaster's son in "The Kentuckian," new thrill hit in CinemaScope and tech' nicolor, which plays Sunday and Monday at the Algona theater. The theater will run continuously from 1 p,m. on both days of the New Year's double holiday. R. L. Schoning F. W. Fries man Story" runs the tender romance of a shy' Henement-boy who became a great musician and ell in love with a woman of high ocial standing. A romance so ormlv rooted in -understanding hat it bridges all obstacles with ts depth of sincerity. • • • Record shop proprietors can iock up their platter-pavillions and go fishing while this film is in town. They'd better be rested when they have to face a thundering stampede of "hep-cats" in search of the new.orchestrations of their old favorites. Capitol's "Fletcher Henderson Stomp," by Joe Can- and The Carr-Hopps and "Memories of You" by the same "ombo. has nlatter-happy Film- landers spinning at the moment. We've never worked up any sizeable lather over swing until now, but we must confess thai Benny's biog has rounded a few corners off the old Mason "Square!" • , IOWA'S WONDER SHOWPLACt The SURF CLEAR LAKE , IOWA FRI., DEC. 30th Old Timers New Years Eve ANDY DOLL and His Ridge Riders Hats—Horns—Leis Noisomakers — Ballons etc. Adm.: $1.35 Perry Tons" ON THE STAGE - IN PERSON! NEW YEAR'S EVE - MIDNITE ONLY! "THE DRIFTIN' RIVER BOYS" St. John and Larry Kueck Singing and Playing and all the new song hitsl ... "Sixteen ALGONA^ •''gala NEW YEARS celebration SAT., DEC. 31 at 11:30 P.M. 1st SHOWING IN ALGONA Tickets Now On Sale Children SOc Adults 75c SAT.. DEC. 31st See Old Year Out and New Year In Gala New Years Eve Party HENRY CHARLES & Orch Ballons—-Hals—Noisernakers Horns—Leis—Blowouts and etc. A few reservations open Adm. 2.22_plus tx. tot. 2.50 ;, JAN. 1st Six Winners Be sure and read this page thoroughly and if you spot your name individually, you will receive free admittance to the outstanding movie, "The Kentuckian," playing at the Algona Theater Sunday and Monday. Just qive your name at Ihe box office. 1st Dance of 1956 On The House MID-WEST CARAVAN Western, Old Time and Modern Free Pop, Popcorn, Ice and Hot Dogs t* fl MOGAMBO IT MEANS "THE GREATEST!" CLARK *""* AVA GABLE-GARDNER GRACE KELLY AM * t ¥ fX'-St ALGONAtv SATURDAY A.M. (10:00) Single Admissions 25e and 50c ALL Cartoon and Comedy Show See Mickey Mouse Donald Duck Bugs Bunny The 3 Stooges Little Rascals And All Your Fqvorites Stage Show At Theater N.Y/s Eve "The Driftiti 1 . 1 River Boys," local musical duo, will be featured in a stage show at the Algona theater at a special midnight show New Year's Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11:30 p.m. Perry "St. John and Larry Kueck make up the duo, and will sing and play "Sixteen Tons" and other new favorites. The screen fare at the Algona New Year's Eve only is "Mogam- bo," starring Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. This is the first showing of this adventure film in this territory. Students Give Yule Program AtlJvermore Livcrmore—Students of Livermore school presented a Christmas program in the field house last week Wednesday evening. It , was directed by Curtis Rusted, school music teacher. The Christmas story was told n six scenes in pantomime for vhich the musical group furnished background music. Mary Drummer and Tom Colwell took he parts of Mary and Joseph. Barbara Rsney, Patty Collins, and Linda Hawkins were the angels. Gary Erdman. Tommy 3rown and Ted Collins played ho shepherds; Jerry Hewitt, Mike Stoddard and Keith Smith were the wise men. About thirty grade children under the direction of Glenn Roll, served as a choral reading group. Phyllis Mackintosh was the pianist and Mr Rustetl ployed the Hammond organ. A large audi ence attended. Guests Friday eveninc at the Wayne Vaudt home in honor of the second birthdav of theii twin sons, Dennis and Dean, were Mr and Mrs Art Vaudt anc Marilyn and Mrs Mary Hauck Mrs Wilfred Gisch and :.on of Glenvicw, Minn, spent last week here with her parehts, Mr anc Mrs Charles Claus. Mr and Mrs Charles Braatz anc family of Clear Lake and Mi- Warner Braatz and two dau.ih ters were Saturday evening visi tors at the home of Mrs Franl Sprong. Mr and Mrs Julius Becker at tended a Youngwirth Christina Ilda Elliott party Sunday evening at ..the John Youngwirth home in ,Wes*, ley. Others attending were Mr and Mrs Dick May of Corwith, Mr and Mrs Richard Youngwirth, Mr and Mrs Joe Kvieps, Mr and Mrs Larry Youngwirth and Mr and Mrs 'Luke Youngwirth and family, all of Wesley. The Lawrence Hauck family had an early Christmas at the home of their son, Wallace Hauck, and family Friday, Dec. 16. Saturday they left fot Florida where they will spend a few week's vacation. Christmas dinner guests at th'6 LoremHolmes home were Mr and Mrs Ed Reimers and son of Fenton, Mr and Mrs Harold Frederick, and Mr and Mrs Robert White. Donald Smith, who is attending St. Bernard's Seminary in Dubuque, arrived home Friday to spend the holidays with his mother, Mrs Johanna Smith. Dinner guests Christmas Evo at the Ted Wagner homo were Mr and Mrs Gus Bosallis of Storm Lake, Mr and Mrs George Lenertz, Mr a"nd Mrs Alvin Lenert? and larnily and Carol Wagner, who is taking nurse's training in Fort Dodge. Mrs Yvonne Roark of Des Moines, Mr and Mrs Lawrence Fuhrmann and family . and Mrs jena Fuhrmann and Nick Besch vere Christmas dinner guests at he Sylvester Fuhrmann home. Mr and Mrs Kenneth Howard nd sons, Jimmy and Jerry, have gone to Miller, S. D., where they pent Christmas with Mrs How: ird's sister, Mrs Paul Robinson, ind family and her brothers, Clayton and Ted Jennings, artel amilies. Mrs Yovonne Roark of DOS VToines spent the ChristmdS weekend here with hur parents. Mr and Mrs Sylvester Fuhrmann John Fuhrmann, who was a oatient in Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge, has returned home. There was no serious .injury from hi? mnt fall. Margaret Weycr, who teaches at Dysart, has arrived home to spend the holidays with her mo- ther, Mrs Maty Weycr. Mr and Mrs Louis Behouhek were Christmas dinner guests at the home of their son, Paul Behounek, in Hayfield, Minn. Mr and Mrs Gale Ber'ryhiU and Mrs Cora Greenwood were Christmas dinner guests at the home of his brother, 2ell Berryhill, at Esthervilln, Mrs Leon Millor spent Christmas with her daughter, Mrs Hftrl Oirner, and family in Renwick.' Mrs R. W. Beardsley spent a tew days last week visiting her son Orin and wife at Iowa City. Dinner guests Christmas Eve at the Howard Barton home were Mr and Mrs Cecil Smith, Mrs Opal Jones and son, Ricky and Mr and Mrs Virgil Smith and family. Mr and Mrs George Lenertz entertained Mr and Mrs Gus Bos- allis of Storm Lake: Mr and Mrs Ted Wagner of near LuVerne; Carol Wagner of Fort Dodge and Mr and Mrs Alvin Lcnertz and family at dinner Christmas Day. Mr and Mrs William Ankenbauer and son William III of Ft. Dodge and Larry Coleman ol Eagle Grove spent Christmas with their parents, Mr and Mrs W. L. Coleman. Mr and Mrs George Foth spent Christmas with Mrs Foth's mother, Mrs Elsbeckcr, at the-home of her sister, in Bancroft. Mrs Lizzie' Nygaard, Mr and Mrs Virgil Smith and family, and Mr and Mrs Roy Nygaara and "three children gpent Christmas Day at the Andrew Nygaard home in Fort Dodge Mrs Dorothy Malkmus and Katie. Mr and Mrs Harold Thorns and Mr and Mrs Peter Malkmus spent Christmas eve at the John Renquist home. Lois and Shirley Raney and their sister, Mrs Charlotte Grovcr who are all employed in Cedar Rapids, spent the Christmas holiday here with their parents, Mi and Mrs Guy Raney. Mr and Mrs John Renquist and two children spent Christmas day with his parents, Mr and Mrs Milton Renquist in Oowrie. Mr and Mrs Fred Pooch wei*e Christmas dinner guests at thb home of Mr and Mrs Phil Renderson near LuVerne. FALLS James Runcie of LeMars was seriously hurt when he fell 30 feet, while working on an old RE A line. He slipped and fell from a platform suspended from the end of a boom, Maurice Gfah«m - _ PLANTATION BALLROOM WHtTTEMOHE. IOWA Friday, Dec. 30 SPIKE HASKEll Saturday, Dec. 31 New Year's Eve IYNN KERNS Sunday, January 1 JACK COLE Friday Jan. 6 ANDY DOLL Sunday, Jan. 8 DON HOY Friday, Jan. 13 RAY STOLZENBERG No Advance Booth Reservations Doors Open at 8:30 SUNDAY and MONDAY (Continuous Both Days from 1 P.M.) Barry's Recreation League Standings Howkeye lonti League Standings Published each week through Courtesy of Morck Dist. Co. & Storz Brewing Co. This is the first of our series of 8 Saturday Morning Special Children's Shows! Children thru the 8th grade may buy a season ticket good for all 8 movies for $1.00. BE SMART! SAVE A DOLLAR! Season Tickets on sale Thru Sat., Dec. 31st Hunter... Frontiersman... Adventurer... He was all these and more-this Kentuckian they called a Mountain of a Man! CASTER With our greetings to you go our sincere thanks for your loyalty and friendship. May you find great happiness in the New Year ahead. \ LEAGUE STANDINGS RESUME AGAIN NEXT WEEK! The above Bowling Standings are Presented to You Each Week Through The Courtesy of MORCK Distributing Co. THI CiNfiMASCQpE Also Stirring DIANNE FOSTER -DIANA ALGONA*; STORZ BREWING CO. Like a refreshing dip, Star? has what it takes to satisfy your thirst. Eafh golden glassful is a toast to pleasure - Bitter-Free plepsure — with no lingering aftertaste. You'll find it len-f j|ling, too. That's why smart modern* agref Sterz if truly AM ERIC A* 8

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