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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                jTTrnmrnnt MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE WEDNESDAY MAR 27 His Wishes Respected in Furnishings Architects Include Plan for Den or Private Study HT used to be that women had whole sayso when the new house was to be built Not so today how ever for man has won his domestic In annexing a room or looms for himself and the obliging architect includes in his plans a wholly desirable den or study where lian may have his brief but thoro rule In privacy Magazines too aid the mascu line force and venture the idea that eittire house should be furnished accordingto his wishes lest he be come embarrassed with too many frills and taffetas Hilda Hunt nationally known in terior decorator and writer of home building articles contributes an article on the modern den as fol Eliminates All Fussiness Perhaps nowhere in the house or apartment is the modern room more appropriate than in the mans den The furniture built on plain lines eliminates all the fusainess to which men object and the absence of all but the very necessary draperies if any are used at all makes it a truly masculine creation Curtains are ot course more or less of a neces sity but only the sheerest of cur taining or draw curtains should be used and these hung plain The mans den shown 5n the sketch has no curtains at all It ia sketched as it now appears in the Metropolitan Museum New York In company with a series of modern rooms contributed by nine archi tects The ensemble feeling is here very successfully carried out Wood is used both for the wall panelings and the furniture There is ample provision made for pipes tobacco jars and other smoking parapher nalia in two rows of shelves on MEN WILL LIKE MODERN DEN either side of the room A section of one is shown at the left Uses Plain Furniture Three chairs a desk a sofa and A nest of tables constitute the furni ture You will note there is no bench or chair at the desk but that the lowest of the three tables in the nest is just the right height for the desk bench which is exactly Its pur pose You will also notice that ex cellent use has been made of avail able space The builtin bookcase with its closed cabinets in the wall affords a place beneath for the nest of tables The color scheme is in brown ans and blacks The chairs are of ebony wood upholstered in brown They are square in design The sofa vhich does not show in the sketch s designed to match and is also upholstered in brown The desk is Iso of the ebony wood with class op Color Scheme Is Somber The tan touches are afforded by the wall paheUnga and other wood work as the doors of the closed cabinet between the bookshelves The rug of modernistic design is In brown tari and black The lighting effects are not shown but it goes without saying that a room of this typo would naturally call for con cealed lights Naturally a bit of color spot like orange red or blue should be here and there The desk and the shelves for instance could carry a few bright spots of color and a iit of bright color could be introduced into the rug it desired Caro should however be exercised neither to de tract from the masculinity of the room nor to spoil its feeling of vital ity and spirit This reparations conference over In Paris will be a success If the Eur opean diplomats can figure out some way to make Uncle Sam pay for eve ry thing Courier Mystery of Orient Brot by Players Japanese Artists Present Play and Sketches at High School ABIT of the mystery and charm of far away Japan was brot w before the members of the Woman s club at the performance of Mr and Mrs Michitaro Ongawa at the high school auditorium Wed nesday evening The first part of the program con sisted of a variety of ancient dances humorous stories songs accompan ied on Japanese instruments and a costume sketch This was followed By a mystery comedy of ancient Japan The Fox Woman a storv woven around a foxwitch and a peasant family Had Dramatic Action The dramatic action of the two Japanese artists who took the var ious parts kept the audience at a high pitch thruout the play The weird lighting added to the creepy effect of the grotesque fox woman Comedy was furnished with the antics of the players upon their first use of the mirror which threatened for a time to disrupt the home of the simple peasants The moods oC the short play were definitely drawn by the artists who kept the m SHE NEVER WASHES DISHES VIS maMs to do all the wort ktr hands are ana smooth PLEASE MAN ALSO Interest of the audience secure at all times Gave Folk Dances Three groups of folk dances the celebration of flowering spring a butterfly dance and a comic love dance presented in the first half of the program depicted the artistic side of Japanese life and customs These were daintily interpreted with the graceful movements of Mrs Ongawa and her expressive hands Mr Ongawa depicted an ancient spirit of his country in a thrilling saber dance The story of the monkey and the fish and the Mulberry song with ac companiment on a queer instrument called a moon fiddle were among the most enthusiastically received numbers on the program The art ists also told interesting things about the dresa and habits of their native land They were introduced by Mrs W H Hathorn president of I the Womans club Repeated Answers to Childs Questions Must be Worded Carefully By ALICE JUDSON PEALE Whats that says the toddler find having received what his moth er believes is an entire adequate ansvvcr repeats Whats that Again and again monotonously and relentlessly Whats that Whats that until adult patience Is exhausted and the young tormen tor is silenced sharply or snubbed out of existence Why does almost every child go thru a stage when he does this sort of thing Is it because he delights in annoying those superior beings who always are laying down the law to him Or is this the manifes tation of genuine curiosity When a little child has been ex pected to amuse himself in a room full of grown ups who are talking over his head and are less aware1 of him than if he were a part of the furnishings it is no wonder that he should usethis easy means to get attention and bring the conversa tion down to his level It may be that he has found tne repeated question a simple means of annoying not only his family but for holding off the eventuation of uch calamities as going to bed But where the relationship be tween parents and child is sympa thetic the repeated question ia born of genuine curiosity a wish to un derstand The tiny child to whom 13 given an explanation in a sentence containing three or four new words asks his question over and over again in ordet that the meaning may sink in and that he may so familiarize himself with the new words as to be able to use them himself When the situation makes Its ob vious that the childs motive Is one of honest curiosity the repeated Friends Present Suite to Mr and Mrs Humphrey on Wedding Anniversary Mrs L R Topliff and Mrs M W Humphrey were hostesses to 36 friends and neighbors Mr and Mrs F S Humphrey in observance of their thirtythird wedding anni versary at their home 323 South Kentucky avenue Tuesday evening The affair was a surprise for the couple which has lived here for the past 27 years and the group pre sented a dining room suite in honor of the event A mock wedding of Mr and Mrs Humphrey was the feature of the evenings entertainment Mr and Mrs W B Millington gave away the bride and the bridegroom The hostesses served refresh ments at the close of the evening Pink and white decorations were used answers should be given htm as sim ply and clearly as possible without variation in the form of the sen tence or in words For if the re sponse varies he is likely to become more and more confused each time and to ask his question with in creasing bewilderment Sirs Sheldon Is ReElected ROWAN March the meet ing of the board of education of the local school Tice Streveler began his duties 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