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14 April 5. 1947 Mason City Globe-Gazettt, Mmson City, 1*. Mason City Calendar APRIL O—Easter Sunday. APRIL fc-The St. Paul Choral club to sine at First Congregational church at 8 p. m. under Alliance Tabernacle spon- sorshipu. U'KIL 7— Toastmasters' area speech contest. Hotel Hanford. 4.PKU, 9-10—High school musical comedy "Highlights." at high school auditorium. APRIL 10—GrinneJl college men's glee club. Congregational church, 8:30 p.m. APRIL tfl—Junior Chamber Bosses' niefct at the Hotel Hanford. ~" APRIL II—"Wartburg choir at high school auditorium. APRIL 14—Community Concert membership campaign APRIL 17—Iowa Recreational Workers* convention at Y. W. C. A., 10 a. m. 3:30 p. m. APRIL 18-20—Iowa section of American Cair»olng association at Camp Roosevelt. APRIL 21—Executives club dinner at 6:30 at Hotel Hanford with Benjamin Fr-nk- lin, president of Associated Executive Clubs of America as speaker. APRIL 28—Annual meetinj: of Mason City Community Chest at 7:30 p. m. In Music hall. MAY ^—Visitation day to new manufacturing plants, 5:30 dinner at Hotel Hanford. MAT 17-21*-Iowa state high school baseball tournament. Roosevelt field, MAT 22-23—Community Chests of Iowa organization meeting. MAT 25—Graduation sermon, 8 p. m.. Roosevelt fieldhouse. MAY 27—Free Christian Science lecture by Sim Andrew Kolliner. C. S. B., St. Paul, 8 p. m. ( First Methodist church. MAT 29—Commencement, 8 £. m., Roosevelt fieldhouse. JUNE 14-16—Regional convention. Order • of Ahepa. JUNE 17—North Iowa band festival and queen coronation in Mason City. Chamber Singers in State Concert JOINING 6 OTHER GROUPS IN IOWA CHORUS MAY 1 HERE IN MASON CITY Pay your Legion dues now. Fuller Brushes, Phone 4619-J. O'Brien Paints at Shepherds. The Townsend club will meet at the P. G. and E. auditorium Monday evening at 7:30. Latest 1917 wallpaper patterns. Boomhower Hardware. Paynes where the finer wallpapers come from. Mrs. H a a k o n Rivedal and daughter, Joanne, left by airplane Saturday for Augusta, Ga., to be with Mr. Rivedal, who is at the Oliver general hospital there. "Insurancewise." Let George or Bob Harrer do it. Phone 321. Steam cured concrete blocks, Z EID L E R Concrete Products, Clear Lake. Ph. 544. On and after this date I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by any other than myself. Thomas L. Woldmoe. James L. Pauley, Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Pauley, who has spent 3" years as a special agent of the_ federal bureau of investigation in Washington, New York, and Louisville, Ky., and is now practicing law at Jefferson, will speak to the Hotary club Monday noon at Hotel Hanford Oh "Communism in the United States." 6:30 a. m. Sunday — Non- Denominational Easter sunrise service. Wesley Methodist church, Bob Grupp, speaker. ' Lock Photo IN SPIRIT QF EASTER—These youngsters, Paul Fandel, left, and Jackie Brown, right, have caught the spirit of Easter in their singing at St. Joseph's Catholic church. Many youngsters in Mason City have been rehearsing for Easter programs and services, but few have reached the perfection of this pair, snapped by S. W. Lock as a special Easter feature. Jeanette MacLeod of Greene 2nd Festival Queen Entry Is Twirling Drum Major of Band; Sings in School Glee Club JOSEPH CARNEY DIES IN HOSPITAL Funeral Rites to Be on Monday Morning Joseph Carney, 85, formerly of Clear Lake, died at a Des Moines hospital Thursday evening, after an illness of 2 weeks. He had been residing at 4005 Harding Road in Des Moines. Mr. Carney was born Oct. 4. 1861, at Hockford, 111., and moved to Iowa as a lad with his parents. He resided at Dougherty, and for a number of years was a real estate broker in and about Clear Lake. He moved to Des Moines about a year and a half ago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Kelly Carney, in Mason City in 1935, and by a brother and sister. Surviving are a nephew, Frank Nolan, Rockford, 111., and a niece, Mrs. Theron Jacobson, Floyd. The body will arrive in,'Mason City Sunday and will lie in state at the McAuley and Son funeral home, where the Rosary will be said at the chapel at 8 p. m. Sunday. Funeral services will be'held at the Holy Family Catholic church at 9 a. m. Monday, with the Msgr. R. P. Murphy officiating. Burial will be at Cle"ar Lake. The McAuley and Son -funeral home in charge. JEANETTE MacLEOD —Miss Greene A pound of coal contains 4 to o times the energy found in a pound of TNT. EASY does it! When you have a Budget Account at ABEL & SON, INC. No worrying about the clothes you need. Your Budget Account takes care of your requirements. If you need clothes . . . open a Budget Account . . . pay $5 down and split the balance over 10 weeks ... no extra charge. You get quality . . . service . . . and satisfaction . . . with Budget terms at ABEL & SON, INC . . . North Iowa's Quality Clothiers for men. Renewals for Music Series Ahead of '46 Membership renewals in the Community Concert association Saturday were 100 ahead of wha they were at this stage in the campaign last year, it was announced by Mrs. John D. Vance executive chairman. The drive for renewals will continue for another week after which it will be thrown open to new members, April 14. Captains anc workers numbering close to persons are contacting members on their lists in order that al present members may have an opportunity to renew before thai time. Present members are also reminded that they may make renewals by mailing the form letter sent them at the opening of the drive to the Community Concert Association, 124 North Federal, along with the membership fee of $6 (55 plus SI tax). The present drive will be climaxed by a courtesy dinner at Hotel Hanford for all workers on April 14, and it is hoped that all renewals will be completed by that time. Boys Town Chosen as Scene of V. F. W. Marble Tournament Father Flanagan's famous Boys Town, near Omaha, Nebr., will be the scene of the first annual V. F. W.. National Marble Tournament, June 25 and 26, Commander R. J. Wilson of San Juan Marne post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, announced. The tournament, Wilson said, will determine the "marble king" of America, with boys who have won the championships in their own states competing for the national title. School marble tournaments are now being arranged, with district and state competition to follow later, to choose the boys who will represent their states at the national meet. Each state champion will have his expenses paid on the trip to Boys Town. The national tournament will be conducted under the supervision of the V. F. W. National Athletics and Recreation department and officials of Boys Town. Handsome medals and trophies will be awarded the winners. "There isn't a boy in the coun- j try who hasn't worn his stockings out at the knees crawling about a marble ring," Wilson said. "This tournament will offer to every lad who likes to 'knuckle it down' an opportunity to pit his skill against the cream of the marble shooters frfim other parts of the country." Miss Jeanette MacLeod, high school senior at Greene, is the 2nd queen candidate to enter the race for Miss North Iowa to be selected at the Mason City band festival on June 17. Miss MacLeod was elected by the 40-piece school band of Greene, which also announces its intention of joining the parade of bands at the festival. The daughter of Dr. and -Mrs. H. G. MacLeod of Greene, Jeanette plays solo clarinet in the concert band., In the inarching band she is twirling drum major and won a division I rating in the state twirling contest in 1945. Miss MacLeod also plays the piano and sings in the glee club. She is editor of the school annual and has the feminine lead in the senior play. Her hobbies are swimming and boating. The band of Greene is especially equipped for marching and signifies its willingness to join in a concert here with its neighboring school, Allison. It is directed by M. D. Mussehl. Officials of Greene who will come to the celebration here with :he queen and band are Mayor Robert Hessel; M. Kirk Sperry, superintendent of schools; Glenn Wilkins principal of the high school; Del Curtis, president of .he school board, and Mrs. H. G. MacLeod, president, Music Mothers association. Josephine Antonine to Be Guest Soloist at Des Moines May 18 Mason City's Chamber of Com merce Male chorus has acceptec an invitation to join 6 other larg men's vocal groups in an all low male chorus concert at Des Moine on Sunday evening, May 18. Guest soloist for the concert wi be Miss Josephine Antoine, lead ing coloratura soprano in the na tion and for 3 years leading soloi on the network "Contented Hour program. Miss Antoine will be featured i: operatic, secular and popula selections. The Metropolitan oper season closes May 14, and Mis Antoine is delaying her vacatioi in order to assist in this concert the proceeds of which will help provide musical scholarships fo worthy lowans. The chorus will include 25' adults and 100 boys. In addition to the Mason City singers, directec by Steve Hobson, the choruses ar the Men's Civic Glee club, For Dodge; Morrel Male chorus, Ot tumwa; Apollo Male chorus, Shel don; Ames Legion Civic chorus Ames; Y. M. C. A.'Male chorus Waterloo; and the Za-Ga-Zij Shrine chanters, Des Moines. Thi 100 boys will be from Des Moine church choirs. The concert will be held at th' KRNT Radio theater under th< direction of Peter D. Tkach, na tionally known choral conducto from Minneapolis. Reserved, sea tickets are available at $1.50- am $1 from members of the Mason City chorus, according to Con Hagen, pianist, and representative of the local singers on the stati concert committee. The Mason City chorus, num bering more than 40, will also pre sent 2 numbers as an individua group on the concert program, according to R. E. Nyquist, president. DOG TAXES PAID ARE INCREASED Township Assessors Collect Nearly All Dog taxes paid to the Cerro Gordo county auditor have shown a steady increase during the last 0 years, Auditor Arthur Harris eported Saturday. He collected axes on 2,988 dogs during the irst 3 months this year as com- with 1,801 in 1937. Most of the collections %vere rom the township assessors, the uditor said. He complimented hem for collecting practically all tie dog taxes in every township. Clear Lake also collects a fair ercentage, he added, but in Maon City the assessors collect very (W. Dog tax collections during the irst 3 months of each of the last years were reported as follows: 943, 2,249; 1944, 2,413; 1945, 2,10; 1946, 2,843, and 1947, 2,988. "heresa May Files >5,266 Damage Suit Against Mason City Theresa May filed suit Friday gainst the city of Mason City ask- ng damages of S5,266.05 in con- ection with a fall she suffered on eb. 13 on the sidewalk at 203 8th lace S. E. She claims in her petition that he suffered a fractured left shoul- er in the fall and was hospital- ed from Feb. 14 to March 2. She lieges the city was negligent in ermitling the public to drive on le sidewalk at a point not an al- ey or intersection so that accumu- atcd snow and ice became rough nd irregular. She asks $1,000 for pain and suf- ering, $3,500 for permanent in- ury to her shoulder. $275 for Ibss : titne to May 1, 196.05 for hos- talization and $295 for. doctor ills and supplies. JOSEPHINE ANTOINE —Sings With Mason Cityans ATTEND FUNERAL Dougherty—Mrs. Robert Dougherty and her brothers, Vincent and Robert Dolan. drove to Delmar Friday lo attend the funeral of an uncle, Robert Powers. They will also visit in Coriar Rapids. Pleads Cause of Safety on KGLO Forum Steve Stahl of the junior division of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce asked North Iowa Forum listeners Friday evening to assist in increasing safety on the streets of Mason City by observing traffic laws and safety rules as well as by keeping cars in safe operating condition. The speaker's topic was "Traffic . Safety—A Community Program." Jaycees are currently conducting a traffic safety program, carrying out the project in an effort to reach motorists, pedestrians, adults and youths through a number of approaches. "The Junior Chamber of Commerce can devote time and money to conducting campaigns teaching traffic laws and safety precautions," Stahl said. "But these remedies will not produce results unless the individuals who use the streets, both motorists and pedestrians, lend their sincere and individual co-operation. "All of the safety devices and equipment built into automobiles by the manufacturers may become useless if not inspected and maintained in good operating condition. This is more important than ever today because of the age of the average car, with almost i of those in operation being driven with dangerous mechanical defects." Mrs. Elsie Bolden Rites Held at Dows Funeral service for Mrs. Elsie Bolden, 63, who died March 29, at a local hospital, following a short illness, were held at Dows. She had resided in Mason City for 4 years. Mrs. Bolden is survived by 2 sons, George of Dows, and Dwight of Los Angeles, Cal., and a sister- in-law, Miss Lillian Bolden, Dows, and cousin, Mrs. Pinteno, Mason City. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother and sister. Burial was at Dows. Globe-Gazelle I'liolo "MYSTERY SAFETY MEN"—These 2 Junior Chamber of Commerce members, Ed Foster (left) and Dave Murphy, played the role of "Mystery Safety Men" Friday and Saturday as they cautioned careless jaywalkers against crossing against the red traffic lights at the corner of State street and Federal avenue in Mason City. Foster and Murphy were hidden in the corner office of Remley J. Glass and with the aid of a public address system, voiced safety advice to pedestrians in connection with the Junior Chamber of Commerce traffic safety drive, which ended Saturday. Many a would-be jaywalker was bewildered by the mysterious voice floating out of the sky. The speaker box was hidden in a car parked on the corner. "Best Years of Our Lives" Coming to Strand April 23 Academy Award Winner* to Be Presented as Roadshow for One Week "The Best Years of Our Lives,' vinner of the Academy of Motion 'icture Arts and Sciences aware or 1946, will be presented as a oadshow attraction at the Stranc heater for one full week starting Wednesday, April 23. The first 3-hour motion picture ince "Gone With the Wind," and vinner of no less than 9 separate cademy awards will be shown 'times daily in its presentation in flason City. Although the begin- ing times will be announced, the ttraction will be shown contin- .ously. Fredric March, whose perform- nce in the picture was pro- lounced the best given by any ctor in 1946, heads the huge cast vhich includes such favorites as rftyrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teesa Wright, Virginia Mayo, Hoagj ^armichael, and the widely raised veteran, Harold Russell est supporting actor of the year William Wyler, director, also as honored for his directoria chievement. And for all thii onor. "The Best Years of Oui Lives" remains the simple story f a group of plain, American men nd women in a typical Americar own, engrossed in problems anc appiness, heartbreak and drama uch as thread the very life of ali \mqricans. The original story, "Glory for rle," by lowan MacKinlay Kantor, uthor of "State Fair," and other 'ell known Iowa stories, was the asig from which the screenplay r as prepared by the noted playwright, Robert E. Sherwood. The roadshow presentation at e Strand theater is to be one of ot more than 2 dozen showings the entire state this season. In- reased roadshow prices will pre- ail in all presentations. CHANGE PLAY DATE Little Cedar—The date of the senior class play has been changed to one week earlier. The play will be Riven Friday, April 11. o Organize New 5cout Units Here James R. Brown, who is serv- ig as chairman of organization nd extension work in Cerro ordo district for the Boy Scouts ; America, is conducting a rneet- ,g Monday night at Hotel Han>rd to assist in the organization : several new cub packs, scout oops and senior scout units at ne time. The heads of about 12 >onsoring groups and their com- ittees are expected to attend. It will be a dinner meeting at 30 p. m. and is being sponsored by Clausen-Worden post of the American Legion. Dr. R. H. Koenig of Charles City will be the speaker and he will introduce his son, Eagle Scout Gerald Koenig. At the close of the war, Gerald was stationed in the Philippine Islands where he organized 6 Boy Scout troops. Mr. Brown has been assisted in the organization of the meeting by 19 business men here in Mason City. THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED Phone 2503 303 2nd S. W. Mason City Showing Which Way the Wind Blows * * * * FREDRIC MARCH —(Best Actor Gilbert, VanEssen and Rorick Named Deans of College of Scouting The University of Scouting starting April 11 at Lincoln school will have as deans Glenn Gilbert in the college of cubbing, Harry Van- Essen in the college of scouting and Ray Rorick in the college of senior scouting. Classes will start at 7:30 and close at 10 each Friday evening for 4 weeks and will be climaxed with an overnight hike at Camp Roosevelt in May. These classes are for unit committeemen, cubmasters, den mothers, scoutmasters and senior scout leaders throughout, the Winnebago council. Advisors to the leaders in the courses will be Scout Executive James Norfolk and Field Executives Allan Duitman and Hoy McKinney. DIES AT CHARLES CITY Lc Roy, Minn.—Funeral services for Anton Machovac will be held Monday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Stephen's Catholic church in Chester, Iowa. He died at the Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City Wednesday, following an operation. He was 74 years old. Burial will be in the cemetery at Lourdes; Iowa. His wife and 2 daughters survive. K. & H. lELECTRiq Phone 113ff 303 S. Delaware NOTICE Starting New Business MOTORCYCLE LIGHT DELIVERY By High School Boy Deliveries made every day after 3 P. M. and all day Saturday. PHONE 3691-W. Wanted: Letters They may be missing Meredit. Willson's Sparkle Time elsewhere but nowhere like it'is being missec by the hometowners. Mason Cityans all over th world made it a point to listen ir on Friday nights. This week th mail brought this letter, written in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, by 2 Mason City boys in the servic and forwarded here by Willson who said he received it too lati for his last program: "Dear Meredith Willson: "For a long time now 2 G. I.': over here in Japan have huddlec around our radio and listened to your program, particularly the parts about Mason City. "Both of us are from the grea little'city, Mason City, Iowa. Per- laps you know Lowrie's grand- folks, Mr. and Mrs. Dunlavey They lived next door to Harolc and Enid Keidle, whom you saic you knew. 'We're sending this letter to your complaint department because we haven't seen a Mason ity postmark in quite a few months. Would- you tell the folks jack in Mason City, any one o: hem, to drop us a few lines. Tel them jus't to address the letters in care of S/Sgt. Jake Hagopian 11137259, or Pfc. Bob Lowrie 1Y173726, Co. E 187th Glider Infantry, llth A/B division, APO 468, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Cal." * From Maj. and Mrs. E. O. Babcock came a tiny publication en- itled "Infant-ry News, March issue, 2nd edition." A "few vital statistics" covered by the publication are listed on he frontispiece as follows: Weight —6 pounds; eyes—blue: ears—2; nose—button size, bright red; complexion—schoolgirl; throat — rery good; resembles—all concerned; first word—attention. A closer reading- of the army mblication reveals "the arrival of Martha Bull, their company nurse vho reported for duty March 26, 1947 at Mason City, Iowa." * President in 1996 Don O'Neill, manager of the lobe-Gazette Clear Lake office, his week received a unique birth announcement from one of hjs army buddies, the former Capt. David Brinegar, now editor of the 'he Arizona Times at Phoenix. The announcement, which car- ied the Arizona Times masthead, vas in the main a reproduction if a Herblock cartoon, with a stork lescending with a baby toward the dome of the capital and Presi- ent Truman leaning out the win- .ow pointing bis index finger. To his Brinegar had added the incription: "Take that baby right lown to the Brinegar house- at 337 W. Culver, Phoenix, Ariz. >he isn't due to be president until 99B." * Motorists who enjoy the scenic iver road should take advantage of good weather in days ahead. It won't be long before the engineers start making it into a speedway. After that it will never be the same. * .Community Concerts Mason Cityans who have watched the brilliant success of the Community Concert association these past years learned something about how that organization came about on reading the article, "A Carnegie Hall in Every Town," in a recent issue of Coronet. Revealing that no town is too remote to receive the advantage of concerts by top-flight artists, Donald Nugent shows how a large number of inexpensive memberships makes it possible for smaller communities to hear the country's best musical talent at a fraction of the cost prevailing in the big cities. ' Back in the old days when concerts were in the' hands of impresarios, even fabulous names couldn't stop disaster if there was inclement weather. It was Ward French, now president of the Community Concert Service, who sensed that some system could be worked out to bring music to the hinterland. "As a quartet singer he had toured the country under the canvas top of Chautauqua and knew that music held an important place in the hearts of every audience," Nugent said. Concerts would succeed, he felt, if the listener were given what he wanted and if the specter of deficit could be banished. "When French became a hooker for the Redpath Chautauqua bur- eau one of his first towns became a significant experiment," Mr. Nugent recalls. "The Chautauqua manager customarily secured a guarantee of $700 from an affluent citizen before bringing the show to town. But this was becoming difficult . . . Chautauqua continued to decline and in 1920 Harry P. Harrison, president of Redpath, sought to bolster his fortunes by adding a concert management bureau with a string of celebrated artists. "But his partner, Dema Harshbarger, hit an impasse in Battle " Creek, Mich.," the writer explains. ! 'The Battle Creek music club had a long history of deficits behind it and therefore refused to tackle any more concerts. 'Miss Harshbarger proposed a full week's campaign. She would sell $5 memberships and refuse single admissions to the concerts. With the money in the treasury, the artists could be selected within the limits of that fund. Battle Creek finished the week with a total of 900 memberships," Mr. Nugent points out. "When French heard about Battle Creek he dropped his Chautauqua bookings and hurried to Chicago. "What was needed was a service to operate between manager and audience, to run a membership as in Battle Creek, to advise in the selection of programs and create demand for another series the following year. "For the 1920-21 season, the organized audience plan was an accomplished fact in 12 Indiana and Michigan communities. And 1930 it had spread to more than 100 midwestern towns . . . Music .overs in some towns found they could attend up to 6 concerts for 55—a fraction of the cost prevailing in the big cities. "Today, Community's rival is Civic Concert Service, Inc., which operates the same plan," accord- ng to Mr. Nugent. "Between them they have organized some 800 music associations. "Budgets range from $1,500 in smaller towns to $17,000 in larger cities, with the average around >4,000. Of course," Mr. Nugent adds, "for $1,500 there is no Heifetz, Pons, Rubenstein or symphony orchestra . . ." Among advantages discovered >y music lovers was that a membership taken in one town was accredited in any other town—if seating capacity permitted. A raveling salesman in Benton Har)or, Mich., announced triumphant- y that he had attended 22 concerts on his membership and figured he had his money's worth, Mr. Nugent wrote in the Coronet itory. * W. A. Storer, 720 N. Federal, elementary school music supervisor, has joined the "hit parade/' our scouts inform us. His car was nvolved in a collision with one driven by Mrs. John Adams, 909 5th S. E.. one morning recently. 'He shoulda blowed his horn," vas one comment. .oneliness There isn't any question but vhat the author of the following, a Mason City mother, like mothers everywhere, has felt a loneliness after her children left home. 3ut this shows she can laugh about t too and share her humor with riends: A TALE OF WOE Out in the wastes of loway "Where snow is grimy and skies are gray And ice and cold have come to stay, There lives an old, old lady. Alone in her house from morn till 'night With only a dog to soften her plight And make muddy footmarks for her to wipe A weary, tired old lady. She waits for the postman day after day As he passes blithely on his way iVhistling his cheerful, heartless lay Not a line for the poor old lady. Once she had some nice little boys Filling her house with cheerful noise And sharing with her their troubles and joys They needed her there—the old lady. 3ut alas—those days are a thing of the past Useless now—aside she is cast Neglected — unwanted, forgotten at last A pretty darned mad old lady. SAVE ON YOUR WATER BILL WEST SIDE BILLS WERE DUE APRIL 1 You make a savings of 10% by paying your water bill on or before Thursday, April 10. NOTICE: Office closes at 12 o'clock (noon) on Saturdays. Mason City Water Department Flash Attachments 21 x 3} Speed Graphic Cameras Get Acquainted With Photography at rf'.

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