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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1929, Mason City, Iowa six MASON CITY MAY MASON CITY YOUTH WRITES BOOK ON DRAMA TECHNIG Philip Barber Is Author of Yale U Text Uses Fluent Style That Is Interesting to Layman By HELENS GRDMMOX kHILIP W BARBER son or Mr and Mrs diaries Barber 217 South Delaware avenue has bad published a book Tiie Scene Technicians Handbook which has been accepted and is now In use in the department of drama of Yale university The book was copyrighted in 1928 and a copy was sent Mr Barber Sr for his birth day anniversary Young Mr Barber is technical director in tha drama department of Yale university Even ta person who has had very little experience in dramatics can see at a glance the value of such a book to students of the art or to any amateur theatrical organiza tion It is written in such a fluent easy style that it make exceedingly interesting reading for the layman The first part is given over to the functions of the scene technician and the importance of a good or ganization under him for says JTr Barber the success of a theater organization depends absolutely iippn a sound wellbalance economic life This to a large degree depends upon the efficiency and common sense of the scene technician Kxces sive waste in this department may mean the failure of a theatrical en terpise Book Is Illustrated In a technicians organization are the draftsmen the building carpen ter the scene designer the stage carpenter the property master and his corps of assistants Mr Bar ber has illustrated his book with in teresting charts and designs One of these shows the approximation of the organization of Yale university ADORABLE WEE FROCK GLOBEGAZETTE IB CENT PRACTICAL PATTERN SOCIAL PATTERN 1712 GlobeGazette 15c Practical Pattern Borrowing smart details of the grownup mode this dainty little model has scalloped yoke and skirt creating an unusually lovely outfit Otherwise it is extremely simple and every mother will love to make it Printed dimity organdie hand kerchief linen or silk crepe fashion beautifully design 1712 There are tiny bloomers too made of the same material If one wishes the and armholes may be bound in a vivid plain color May be obtained only in sizes 2 and 6 Size 4 requires 2 yards of 36 inch material This model is easy to make No dressmaking experience is neces sary Each pattern comes to you with simple and exact instructions including yardage for every size A perfect fit is guaranteed Patterns will be delivered upon receipt of 15 cents 15c in coins carefully wrapped or stamps Be sure write plainly your name address style number and size wanted Ournew spring and summer fashion book vvjll be sent upon re ceipt of 10 cents in coin Address all mail and orders to Mason City GlobeGazette Pattern Department 243 West Seventeenth street New York City drama department Mr Barber says the modern professional theater of America or dinarily lets out contracts for scen ery properties and costumes and makes practically no provision for intelligent lighting Cooperation is lessened and the producer Is obliged to handle a large amount of liaison work between his working groups Fn the professional American ami English theaters the producer is seldom the director The producer functions as a supervising sjid con necting force In the V continental theater for the most part the work ing groups are still gathered to gether under one roof and the regis seur combines the work of director and The second part of the book Is given over to the study of scene construction and this is most inter esting for it gives the practical knowledge of how stage furniture a fire place a pullman car an arch way an alcove a log cabin a free standing balcony a tree trunk etc are built Stage as Machine Quoting from part three of the book on The Stage as a Machine The ideal modern stage is one whose physical shape and conse quent limitation has the one prop erty of expansiveness If this great space be properly proportioned and structurally capable of containing certain mechanical features it may be made an adjunct and pid for the production of almost any type of play in almost any manner Mr Barber here to tell of the various curtaini riggings the me thods of handling sets on the stage and the running fastening and bracing offlats and other parapher nalia which is really more intricate and more technical but still interest ing Several pages are devoted to off stage noises and here Mr Barber deals wtih tne manner of creating these noises For instance he says If two lengths of bamboo are fastenedto the shaft of an electric motor and the motor set to run ning the result wUl be an effect of wind Vary the speed of tho motor to vary the tone The most common use of explo sive is to represent gunfire A shot gun is used for big guns If it is fired into a barrel partly full of water the volume of the explosion will be greatly increased Use full black powder loads A machine gun itself shooting blanks is sometimes used to give effect of a machine gun Strangely enough it is not very satisfactory or real The last part of the book deals The Master Touch of an expert crafts man working with good equipment al ways produces super ior results Marshall Swifts shoe repair man is a master craftsman Why discard good shoes when we will call for them Repair them and return them again to your door Marshall Swift Inc 210 JV Delaware CRAFTSMEN IN KEEPING THINGS NEW PHONE 788 or 789 with the business side of the tech nicians work Technician Must Judge Here is a paragraph from this section It is impossible to sot down rules for dealing with human beings but it is an essential knowl edge for the technician He must judge his assistants with sufficient accuracy so that he may check the execution of work in all its details not by a direct checking of each de tail of the work an almost impos sible procedure with large scale Droduction but thru a knowledge of the probable weaknesses and defi ciencies of each mew head Thus the technician may direct his attention to likely errors rather then dividing his time equally between all details regardless of their need of attention 3n the other hand this knowledge of the crew heads may be obtained by observation of details But the tech nician must do more than note the correctness or imperfection of de tails he must proceed from observed details to general conclusions and make these conclusions the basis for his future inspection and attention The book ends with a nine page glossary of stage terms This alone is Juring for the layman for he finds suchstrange words and what seems to be unfittingdefinitions but that are common in stage life SHOWER FOB BRIDE THORNTON May mlscel aneous shower was given In the ilethodist church annex Tuesday for liss Ethel Langenbacher who is to be a June bride The shower was ponsored by the Queen Esther ircle and some of the Sunday school eachers About 110 women were present JUNE BRIDE CARPENTER May Madeline Frich seventh and eighth trade teacher was honored at a miscellaneous shower Wednesday afternoon at the gymnasium Miss Trich will be married June 1 to Mearl Nichblsoa of this place Dr Horace S Beemer J C Fenney Building Extraction Specialist XRay of Teeth SATURDAY STARTS HER CAMPAIGN FOR 1930 Girls club Our Saviors Lutheran church Will meet in the church parlors at 2 oclock Hostess Miss Mabel Harmon Two Humboldt Girls to Be Brides on June 1 HUMBOLDT May Humboldt girls have selected June 1 as the date for their weddings one to take place at noon the other at 4 oclock Both weddings will be events of social interest Plainview Place the home of Mr and Mrs Willard Edwards will be the setting for the wedding of their eldest daughter Dorothy ana Edward Harms son of Mr and Mrs Henry Harms of Allison Noon Service The service will be read at noon when the couple will repeat their vows before the Rev Thomas Lut man minister of the First Cohgre gatlonalchurch Misses Irma McGee and Winefred Neilson and Miss Esther Rossing will contribute tne nuptial music Miss Ella Harms of Fort Dodge sister of the bride groom will be bridesmaid while Hugh Edwards a student at Grin iiell college and brother of the bride will be best man Marjory Jean Edwards and her sister Mary Eleanor Edwards daughters of Mr and Mrs Gilbert Edwards of Sioux jity will be flower girls and their Betty Lou age 3 will be ring bearer Miss Edwards is a graduate from Sumboldt high school and was a student at Morningside college at Sioux City also at Griunell and the Teachers State college at Cedar Falls For two years she has been a member of the school faculty at Dakota City The couple will reside at Fort Dodge where the bridegroom holds a losition with the International Har vester company Mun d henkSIgwal t The other Humboldt marriage Is Miss Gwendolyn Mundhenk only daughter of Mr and Mrs H C Mundhenk and Alfred Sigwalt son f Mr and Mrs Edward Sifjwalt of Storm Lake Before a bower of flowers repre entingcolors of the rainbow the ouple will be married by the Rev Thomas Lutman minister of the Tirst Congregational church The ride will be attended by Miss Ruth linger of Spencer Russell Ringgen berg of Lytton wil serve the bride groom Miss Nettie Barlow of Dea Hoines will play thewedding marcb rom Mendelssohn accompany Miss Irma McGee of Huraboldt Miss Mundhenk was graduated rom the Humboldt high school In 924 For two years she was a stu ent at Iowa Staie college at Ames n the home economics department he was affiliated with the Zeta au Alpha sorority The bridegroom was graduated rom Iowa State college at Ames in farcb in the civil engineering de artment He was a member of the elta Sigma Phi fraternity The ouple will live in Milwaukee Wis here Mr Sigwalt holds a govern lent position as draftsman with the ivers and harbors department FRIENDS GIVE DINNER FOR EVA ANTHONY Miss Eva Anthony was guest of onor at a dinner given Wednesday vening at the Homo Tea room by dozen of her friends Miss Au lony will wed Freeman L Walk r of Waterloo the latter part of une She leaves Friday evening for months stay at her home in Min eapolis After the dinner Wednes ay the evening was spent Infor mally at the home of Mrs J H Murray 1218 North President avs iie Mrs Ruth Hanna McCormick member of congress at large from Illinois who has declared her Intention to run against Senator Charles S Deneen in the 1930 election has begun her campaign for office already She is shown here with one of her prize winning animals on her Byron 111 farm Helping the Homemaker Good Food Our major consideration is to serve de licious wholesome lunches And the added facts that we serve them quickly and inex pensively shouldnt make you want to stay either TrV Our ONEHALF T i 1929 Fried Regular 40c Spring Chicken Meals Sunday LUNCH HERE AFTER THE o THEATER OR DANCE Si HI tO Ol30 P HI PRINCESS CAFE 112 NO FEDERAL By MKS ALEXANDER GEORGE Picnic Menu Meat Salad Cream Creese Sandwiches Sweet trickles Potato Chips Vanica Ice Cream and Strawberries Chocolate Cake Coffee Cream Cheese Filling for 13 Sandwiches 23 cup white cream cheese 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 2 table spoons chopped pimentos tea spoon salt teaspoon paprika 3 tablespoons salad dressing Mix the ingredients and spread on buttered slices of white bread Salmon Salad for Picnics for Eight 1 cup salmon 2 hard cooked eggs diced 13 cup diced sweet pickles cup diced celery tea spoon salt teaspoon paprika cup salad dressing Mix and chill the ingredients Serve in cups of crisp lettuce leaves Meat Salad 1 cups diced cooked meat 1 cup diced celery 2 hard cooked eggs diced 2 tablespoons chapped pimen tos 2 tablespoons chopped sweet pickles 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion teaspoon salt teaspoon paprika cup salad dressing Mix and chill the Ingredients crve in a bowl lined with lettuce leaves Fresh Vegetable Salad I cup diced peeled tomatoes 1 CUD sliced cucumbers cup diced cel ery 2 tablespoons sliced onions 3 tablespoons shredded green peppers cup sliced radishes 1 teaspoon salt 13 cup French dressing Mix and chill the ingredients Serve in a bowl lined with lettuce leaves J Leftover spinach stock water in wnich spinach is cooked can be used in soups and sauces The stocks contain vitamins and minerals and I should never be discarded i I LANDSBERGTAXJCET i BRITT May MarjoMe i Landsberg daughter of E W Lands1 berg was married in Chicago Tueaj day to Harold Taucet of Nevada The bride is a graduate of the Britt school and attended college at In dianola Since that time she has taught the third grade at Nevada for three years Her husband will te graduated at Nevada in June He has a traveling position but their home will be at Nevada GlobeGazette Offers Booklet June Canning Fruits and Vegetables Do you plan on canning any ot the June fruits and vegetables Canning is no longer a difficult process Full directions for the can ning oi fruits and vegetables are i given n an authoritative booklet distributed by this bureau This is a government publication and our Washington information bureau will procure a copy for any reader who fills out and mails the coupon below inclosing 4 cents in i coin or stamps for return postage Elders Should Censor Conversation Subjects for Dinner Table Talk By ALICE JUDSON PEALE In these busy days the only Mme the American family meets for any thing like leisurely sociability and conversation is at the dinner table The evening meal remains the one daily opportunity for father mother and children to sit together and talk of things other than the mechanics of living Tolerance and Courtesy What topics come up for discus sion Is there a free and honest give and take of conversation across the board Is there tolerance and courtesy in discussion between old and young Dont let the talk dwell on the petty annoyances of the day thq state of your health the trials of your job Children all too readily pick Tip the tone of complaint and irritability The things which are emphasized in conversation at the dinner table are the things which your children will consider important If your dis cussion of the daily news gravitates generally toward accidents and crime you must not be surprised when your childien evidence a shockingcallousness in regard to questions of public welfare Talk Honestly Censor your topics of conversa tion before you bring them up but talk honestly before your children Aftor you have entered upon a doubtful subject it is useless to gloss the facts sweeten your inter pretatlon or pursue your discussion in veiled language Let everybody hold the floornow and then In the the dinner table each one from the shrill voiced seven year old to the most reverend member present should be allowed to say his say without fear of ridicule or crushing interruption The Radiant Cross Service to Be Held at Olivet Church A special service entitled The Radiant will be given at the Olivet Methodist church at 8 oclock Sunday evening The subject of the sermon as well as the sacred music by singing organizations and indi viduals will carry out the central idea of the cross An illminated cross will add to the impressiveness of the service A modern dictionary is one that contains the current congressional definition of StarCourier PLENTY OF FLOWERS We are still well sup plied with window box and bedding flowers Also plenty of vegetable plants and hundreds of hardy flowers Drive out tonight to BLACKBIRD GARDENS Mile North of Sugar Plant Fredecic J Haskin Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D C I Inclose herewith cent in coin or stamps for a copy of the CANNING BOOKLET Name Street City State EightBoys I read an ad in the news paper and I started taking Lydia E PinkhamV Vegetable Compound and I will recom mend this medicine to any woman who is in bad shape like I was I used to get so tired after a few hours work that I was even afraid in my own house in the daytime I didnt care if I lived or died I have given birth to eight boys andlfeelstrongrightafter since I have taken 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