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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

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4 Much t, 114 •uu City Ol«»*-G»Mlt«, MwnTcitr, I* Vol. n Muck «, 1*41 CUB GAZETT* -Ohm School PM* IB law*" tmr attuOtr u> tut y«*r b» Studente at tb« Muon aw Blih School orncni or mo D. C*AM cum* •t QUILL u« SCKOLL BOCJETT President MI***™ Cvw» Vice PmWent Dorolhy Krt«fer ntattay-tiaouta Join V*l«nun« JUNJOB CCB STAFF Edltor-tn-CMef Dick MUUnttan Mtaizing Editor Virginia Cunpbell Associate Editor. Dorii Whlpple. Shirley Murren, WlllUm Eowen. M«rUn Woftoliauer. Bu9jne» Mwugera BCD Johnston. Glen HArding. Copy Editors Dart* Whlpplt Shirley Hums, Bob Johniton. Sports .George Marty. Jim Waters Photography. Cuts Jerry Herbener Make-up Mtrjorfe Blrkbeck Items. Girls' Athletic* ..Beverly J.mlson Vocal Music M«ri»n Wolkenhiuer Instrumental Mude ....Marjorlt Wtgner, Mary Brewer. Activities Barbara Decker. Jack Bailey SENIOB TYPISTS Leona Hoffman. Miriam Evans, Fred Eggers, Bonnie vidan. Payllli Fetenon. Sponsor of Quill and Scroll. Adviser of Cub-Gazette Mlra Elizabeth H. Graves Why Not Weigh 100 Best Books By Daniel Starch? Probably the 'soundest list of "100 greatest books" ever compiled is Daniel Starch's, in the estimation of Harlan Miller, columnist. Mr. Starch used a complex system of inquiry among qualified people, yet his list agrees in substance with other great lists. All those included in the list were written before 1800. Only 9 of the 100 were written by Americans. They are Emerson's "Essays," 43rd place, Benjamin Franklin's "Autobiography," .47th, Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," 52nd, Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabia," 70th, William James' "Principles of Psychology," 80th, Thomas Paine's "Rights of Map," 95th, and Veblen's "Theory of the Leisure Class," 97th. Of the 100 books 34 are English literature. Many of the 100, are studied in high school, either in complete form or excerpt. Seniors study Shakespeare's "Macbeth," and "Hamlet," while students taking Latin read Caesar's "Commentaries," Cicero's Orations, and Virgil's "Aeneid." Some of the 100 are books recommended for elementary and junior high reading, such as "Tom Sawyer" and "Alice in Wonderland," but are, nevertheless, considered great books. The books are divided- in about the ratio of 50 to 50 as to "heavy" reading and "light" reading. Therefore, one may alternate the "heavy" with the "light." One should begin to read this list in the early teens. If one reads the entire list of 100, he will have acquired a basic knowledge of the WORLD'S BEST for entrance to college. Such students would rank high in placement English tests at college. BILL BOWERS \\ Coke coming —•- Mason City Coca-Cola Bottling Co. For the SPORTS WEAR for any occasion -visit our sportswear department where you are sure to find just what you want . . . budget priced too! »ker SPORTING GOODS 205 N. Federal Music Contest At Clear Lake March 27, 28, 29 Co-operation Plus Service Make Our School a Winner" Spring Vacation Begins March 29 Ends April 4 FOUNDED IN 1929 DEVOTED TO MASON CITY SCHOOLS FOR BOTH PATRONS AND STUDENTS PUBLISHED BY M. C. H. S. Students in Voice Given Top Ratings Nine vocal students were rated Division I Tuesday by Miss Jane Birkhead of Iowa State Teachers college. Rated "Division I" were Denese Bredall and Maria Potiriades, so- >ranos; Janaan Wilts and Donna Sharp, mezzo sopranos; Dick Nelson and Don Woodhouse, bari- ones, and Allan Bloomingdale Allen Holmes and Dale Smith, basses. These students will compete in their respective groups in he preliminary state contest to be held at Clear Lake on March 27 28, 29. Small groups rated Division 1 were the senior trio—Denese Bred»Il, Donna Sharp, and Janaan Vilts; boys' quartet—Don Wood- unise, Allen Holmen, Dale Smith, and Tom Bennett; and girls' sex- et—Denese Bredall, Naomi Beery Fanaan Wilts, Lois Needham, Donna Sharp, and Marianne Mul- aard. M. P. W. SEA SCOUTS IN ACTIVE SEASON Meet Twice Monthly for Program, Movies Explorer Scout Post No. 375 meets the first and 3rd Wednesday evenings of each month in room 109 of the high school at 7 After the meeting the boys listen to speakers or see movies according to program arrangements. Of late, the scouts have jeen playing basketball in the jym. The post is under the leadership of Stan Grupp, local businessman tfayne Campbell serves as president until May and Don Newel and Dan Nichols as treasurer anc scribe respectively. Elections are leld every half year period. The scouts took part in the wil- lerness canoe trip in northern Minnesota in 1945 and camped in he Black Hills in 1946. They plan o take another canoe trip into Minnesota this summer. They wil] also take part in arranging for a enior scout ball this spring. Any boys 15 years of age or iver, whether boy scouts or not, are eligible to take part in ex- alorer scouting.—B. B. ENTRANCE FINISHED Painters have put the finishing ouches to the walls and ceiling of le east entrance to the high chooL High scaffolds had to be uilt over the steps. The results are pleasing. ATTEND CLINIC Approximately 78 vocalists went o Charles City Thursday, Feb. 27, o attend the music clinic under the direction of Peter Tkach, omposer and arranger from Min- eapolis, Minn. HAVE YOUR . . , picture made here RUSSELL PHOTO STUDIO Phone 2272 Next J. C. Penney Co. For Furs Cleaning Laundry It's LEADERS IN THE SCHOOL PARADE Clothing and needs for the young set. Quality right « - styled right. YOUNKERS SATISFACTION ALWAYS Federal and First St, S. E. — Mason City ST, REGIS TRIO WINS APPLAUSE Much applause greeted the St. Regis trio at the high school Tuesday, March 4, These 3 people—a bass, soprano, and pianist—took songs from the light opera and reproduced them in a colorful manner. They sang songs from "Showboat," "Vagabond King," and "Porgy and Bess." The first group on was 5 songs from "Showboat," "Old Man River," "Make Believe," "I Love You," "I Can't Help Loving That Man," and "Why Do I Love You," Two selections by the pianist were included, "Clar du Lune" and "The Story of the Cat and the Mouse." The 2nd part of the program was 5 songs from "Vagabond King." All through the program the singing was evenly distributed between the 2 soloists with duets adding to the variety. The piano solo, George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," was greatly appreciated. The 3rd and concluding part ol the program was composed of 3 excerpts from the light opera "Porgy and Bess;" "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "Bess, You Is My Woman Now." Mr. Cleggett, the bass, gave interesting sidelights on the numbers. The costumes were very beautiful as well as appropriate. Show Sales of Masonian Masonian sales at 4 o'clock Wednesday totaled 785. Paid in full are 674 copies, while 111 are partially paid. The top salesmen of the 23 selling are Phillip Diamond, Shirley Groh, Martin Petersen, and Barbara Decker. The contest closes March 15. 'Miss Gladys E. Price, business adviser, stresses that all contracts can be paid in room 216 anytime. —M. J. B. United Nations Exam to Be Given March 28 High school students are urged to begin study for an exam on the United Nations to be given Friday morning, March 28, in all public schools throughout the United States. Any student, under 21 years of age and a citizen of the United States, is eligible to take part in this 21st national student contest conduced by the American Association for the United Nations. Only the 2 best test papers will be sent from every school. The person laving the best paper of all those aking part will be presented with :he 1st prize—a trip to Europe. The 2nd prize is $100; 2 college scholarships will be awarded. Turther announcements will state time and place of the test. S. M. PLATS FOR MOTHERS The high school band gave a concert for the Mothers' group March 4 at 7:30 p. m. THE HAMILTON SCHOOL THE ULTIMATE IN LOVELY FLOWERS For the finest in FRESH FLOWERS Call on Us. Flower Phone 55 Stop in our downtown shop at 115 N. Fed. Ave. Kemble's Greenhouse Ray W. Whorley, Proprietor Lock Photo EAGER FOR CRITICISM —Vocal contestants to compete at Clear Lake March 27, 28, 29 are (left to right) Don Woodhouse, baritone; Dale Smith, bass; Dick Nelson, baritone; Maria Potiriades, soprano; Allen Bloomingdale, bass; Janaan Wilts, mezzo soprano; Denese Bredall, soprano; Donna Sharp, mezzo soprano; Eosalyn Wolf, one of the accompanists, and Allen Holmen, bass. Dale Smith is not in the picture. Allen records his solo for criticism as Don attends the machine and the others await their turn. 'Americans All' Given by History Students Harriet Downing, junior, acted as narrator of "Americans All," a pageant presented by Miss Alice Riter's history students Feb. 28 to commemorate American Brotherhood Week. This pageant, by Sweet, was first performed in Springfield, Mass., under the sponsorship of the Springfield adult education council. It exhibited several different periods in the history of the United States beginning with the time of the settling of the colonies and leading up to the present date, showing the growth of Americanism in the people's hearts. The groups of people represented were Indians, pilgrims, immigrants, families moving westward, folk and minuet-dancers, and armed-forces of the United States. Ellanora Lucas served as director with Carol Norris as assistant. Betty Faulk was in charge of costumes; Kathryn Zahariades and Harriet Downing, make-up; and Evelyn Utoff, properties. Robert Vance acted as stage manager. Musical accompaniment was fur- nisfeed by Mary Jean Paschen, Sally Walters, and Pat Flavin. Maria Potiriades, vocal soloist, sang "The Star Spangled Banner," as the closing number. —S. M. Basketball Results in Intramural Games In the intramural basketball tournaments the senior homeroom 208 downed the quintet of homeroom 319 for the^championship. The victorious juniors of homeroom 106 moved on to a final victory defeating homeroom 101. The sophomore homeroom 203 won the title as champions over homeroom 318. Each of the homeroom winners receive a plaque. They will be presented in the spring award assembly. The winners will also have their photos taken for. the Masonian. —B. J. Sales of bottled fuel gas in the United States have increased from ialf a million gallons to more than a billion gallons annually in the past 20 years. ESSAY CONTEST PLAN OUTLINED Legion Auxiliary to Award Encyclopedia The American Legion Auxiliary is again sponsoring a national American essay contest on the subject "America's Contribution for a Permanent Peace." All pupils of junior and senior high school age are eligible to compete for the department prizes and national award. Each essay must carry the complete address of the student by whom it is submitted. & A wealth of information on this year's subject may be obtained by writing for it to the Reference Library, The Quarrie Corporation, 35 East Wacker Drive, Chicago 1, 111. The essays entered shall be no more than 500 words in length. All essays in Iowa 'must be in the hand of Mrs. Kathyrn C. Dunn not later than April 1, 1947. The contestant submitting the winning essay in each department shall be awarded a complete set of the new 1947 edition of The World Book Encyclopedia, in 18 volumes. The national award consists of $100 in cash and will be given to the best of all the winning essays submitted by the departments. B. B. Senior Class Selects Class Sermon Speaker The senior class met Wednesday to decide as to the speaker to deliver the graduation sermon, Sunday, May 25. Pastor Ambrose Giannoukos was chosen. Seniors are now being measured for their caps and gowns. Principal .Harold 'J. Snyder warns all to check the posted list of graduating: seniors as to omissions and errors in spelling. If names on diplomas are incorrect, the student must pay for the printing of the extra diploma. Each senior must order the exact number of announcements he wishes printed. Moreover, all must check their credits with Vice-principal P. O. Brunsvold. —V. C. Enjoy One Today Sold in Your Neighborhood FROSTSTICKS A Mighty Good 6c Treat BORDEN'S HUTCHINSON ICE CREAM DIVISION DRINK MILK Drink it ot home, and drink it at school. You'll love it right from the bottle, or mixed with flavor-full syrups. Any way and always, it's rich in cream in every drop. Hermanson Bros. Dairy PHONE 646 WIN FIRSTS IN INSTRUMENTAL 21 Musicians^ Top Place in Solo Events Twenty-one high school instrumental soloists received a first division rating in the local solo contest held Feb. 28 in Mason City. Of this number 16 are to go to the preliminary state contest to be held at Clear Lake. They are Georgia Yelland, Miriam Evans, Bruce Girton, Marilyn Casey, Phyllis Hansen, Arthur Erickson, Bill Nicholas, Dean Schmidt, Wayne Campbell, Gerald Dean, Harvey Von Wald, Joel Hanes, Roger Judd, Jack Bailey, Donovan McDonough, James Farrer and Sam Porter. ,_ Others receiving first division ratings are Ray. Holtz, Marjorie Lysne, George Marty, Dick Millington, and James Posz. • High school string players receiving first division rating are Jo Anne Hebel, Jean Umbarger, and Barbara Decker. —M. L. W. Kuder Interest Tests Tried Out on Seniors Miss Helen Fullerton, girls' visor, and Perley Brunsvold, boys' advisor, have supervised the administering of the Kuder Interest tests dealing with vocational interest inventories to seniors throughout the year. Individual conferences are being held with each student after the test has been administered, to determine, scientifically, the student's chief interests. The 9 fields covered by the G. Frederic Kuder tests are mechanical, computational, scientific, persuasive, artistic, literary, musical, social science, and clerical. The results of the test will aid the student in determining the field to enter, eifher in college or industry. Students have access to a file of occupational briefs and pamphlets to explain the various vocational fields. All of the 273 senior students 141 boys and 132 girls have taken the test this year. Cub Gazette Receives Cornell's "The Husk" The Cub Gazette staff received this week a copy of "The Husk," a small folder containing selected short stories and poems by students of the English club of Cornell college, Mount Vernon. An especially good animal story is "Those Funny Little Whiskers," by Arlene Swift, who is also a poet having 2 poems of free verse in "The Husk." The short story deals with a Palomino cold, Spice, the son of Ginger, that made a young girl happier than she had ever been. Spice had "Funny little whiskers." This tragic, yet beauti- fut story artistically blends humor and pathos. This superb-English composition should be read by all who love horses," says Miss Graves. This copy of "The Husk" can be borrowed from room 111. J. E. H. For Complete OPTICAL Service —CONSULT— Dr. Keith V. Mace o. D. 21 East State LYONS Cleaners Launderers Furriers Phone 600 SCHOOL GIRL OR COLLEG^ DEB Our New Teen-Junior Shop' Complete line of Teen-age fashions and accessories. Nationally advertised brands that accentuate your personality. MERKEL'S WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS with Distinctive Printing KLIPTO Loose-Leaf Co. 17 S. Delaware Ave. REBOUNDS By JOE Lady Luck turned Mohawk Friday night and led the Mason City quintet past the Forest City Indians and into the sub-state to the tune of 27-26. The ballgame was witnessed by the largest and most enthusiastic crowd the Roosevelt fieldhouse has ever seen. It was the first time that people were turned away at the doors and all the outside exits were filled with fans unable to obtain seats. The people who did get in saw probably the most spectacular ball- game of the season. Little Gus Zahariades was the hero as he flipped the winning free throw through the net with only 4 seconds to spare. Forest City took over the offense at the start and piled up a 5-2 lead midway in the first quarter. A free throw and Bennett's field goal tied the score at 5-5 when Lewis scored a hook shot to boost the Mohawks ahead 7-5. A long shot by John Eyman of the Indians netted the tally at 7-7 as the quarter ended. Bennett opened the second quarter with a tally and Jewell passed to Lewis who cracked the hoop to bring the counters to 11-7 for Mason City. Tom Waggoner, ace forward, then dropped a long one to net 13 for the victors as Forest City climbed to 11. Jim Chimbidis then replaced Gus and the game continued with the score holding at 15-13 after JeweE dropped his only field goal of the evening. One of the many thrills then presented itself as shifty Jim Chimbidis swished a very long 60 foot shot in the last 2 seconds of play in the first half. Tom Waggoner stepped into the lime light in the second stanza and plunked 2 beautiful long shots. These combined with Lefty's bucket brought the score to 23-15. A free throw by Jewell and shots by the Indians then boosted the total to 24-17 when Lewis hooked another one and the game stalled at 26-17. This was the turning point of the game and almost spelled defeat for Coach Starr's club. A quick exchange of Cookman for Jewell and Jewell for Cookman left the markers at 26-21 where Jewell fouled out. Forest City really took hope then and certainly poured on the steam. Needless to say they were really cooking and tied the game in the fourth quarter at 26-26 with only 2 minutes left to go. Now waged a great defensive battle in which neither team was able to score. Then Zahariades strode onto the floor and was fouled in the act of- shooting which gave him 2 shots. He sank the one and took the other out of bounds where the game closed. Lefty Lewis was high point man with 10 tallies and the outstanding player of the game. Tom Waggoner also came into his own and showed a spectacular brand of ball that marked him as a brilliant player. We must not forget Gus or Charlie, however, as both of them played good ball to round out a night of great playing and fine team work. Those two brothers, PORTRAITS . .. The future memories of your happy school days. LOCK PHOTOS 26 2nd N. E.—Phone 558 MAJOR FUNERAL HOME "Where Beauty Softens Grief' "SUPERIOR" ambulance service PHONE 511 Students to Visit State Legislature 'Junior and senior members of the social science classes were extended an invitation to visit the state legislature while in session the week of the 17th by W. H. Nicholas, representative. Miss Esther Pagenhart, acting chairman for the trip, has set March 18 and 20 as 2 tentative dates* for the chartering of buses for the trip. Exceptional educational value can be gleaned through attendance. Mason City Musicians in Preliminary Event Mason City high school is the only Double A school to compete in the preliminary state music contest to be held at Clear Lake, March 27, 28; and 29. Nine vocal soloists, under the supervision of Miss Ruth A. Behrens, will compete, while 16 instrumental soloists as well as 2 pianists—Ronald Wolf and Bonnie Nicholas, under the supervision of Carleton L. Stewart, will compete at Clear Lake. No larger groups from the local school will compete at Clear Lake; they go directly to the state contest at Boone May 1, 2, 3. Small groups may have to.com- pete at Clear Lake if A schools of North Iowa have contestants entering. History Class to Send Portfolio to Hungary Miss Alice Riter's 2nd period history class has prepared a portfolio to be sent to a girls' school in Budapest, Hungary, through the American Junior Red Cross, in answer to a portfolio and letter received here last month by Miss Riter's classes. The portfolio has a brightly painted cover extending friendship. The contents consists of scenic picture postcards of the high school, public library, post office, and the Civil war. monument in Central Park. The other pictures sent were of different classes and organizations of the students including a snapshot of the class sending the booklet. The letter accompanying contains explanations of the contents. —S.' M. Lefty and Bill, make a great combination. Thus ended the toughest game of the season for the Mohawks as they notched victory number 21 of the year. They now move on to the sub-state with all the good wishes and support of the entire high school. TEACHERS TO MEET What Mason City teachers plan to attend North Central meet at Fort Dodge March 19? SCHEDULE COLLEGIATE CLUB The Collegiate club of the junior college will meet March 17 at the Y. M. C. A. Several speakers will be presented. Boys are urged to attend. Better Light — Better Sight — Better Grades! P-G .and AN ESSENTIAL INDUSTRY GIVING YOU FRIENDLY, . DEPENDABLE SERVICE FOR YEARS we have catered to THE SCHOOLS Lar<Je stocks of quality School Supplies YELLAND & HANES 11 -13 East State St. GIRLS! GIRLS! Make Our Store Your Sportswear Headquarters Sweaters — Skirts — Blouses — Slacks Everything in Sportswear Sports Shop Main Floor BARON'S 6-8 South Federal

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