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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H ST MEM 4 AJJT OF IOWA COMP OES W01HES U THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAtOH CITY THt fRIOHT IPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIBES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 19 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 215 NEWS BEHINI ByPAULMALLON STASSEN AIDS TORNADO AREAS i Washington Congressmans Memory Has Smallest Particle t WASHINGTON The Califor nia scientist who shattered an atom and discovered the smallest ex isting particle will have to do his research all over in Something smaller than that has just been dis covered here Its a congress mans memory It just seemed to be wise po litical stub borness when the legislators forgot to keep their promise to raise the of Mason City Set to Glorify Talent of 48 Bands special taxes The way they have forgotten the early session econ omy talk might be laid to absent mindedness or necessity But when they forgot their 000000 promise on the relief bill the other day before its echo had completely died away they estab lished a phenomenal new record for memory shrinkage even for themselves You will recall congress wanted more for flood con trol than the president wanted to give He told them they need not get excited as he would allot that much of the relief fund to flood control They refused to take his word for it announced they would make the shift themselves So they took the 50 million put it into flood control announcing they would deduct the same from the relief bill as the president in tended to do But lo and behold when the relief bill was reported to the house not a line was in it re calling or carrying out the prom ise Not only did the appropria tions committee fail to recall the matter but so did the house committee chairman who led the flood control bill was hall by asked ifhe Intended to offer ianamendmentdecreasing the re lief He v6hho His explanation was that tech nically his subcommittee had no responsibility in the matter as the action was done in the floor of the house and he was right about that The technicality will make no difference to the treasury which seems to be out another 000 beyond the budget Lewis Loses FR Favor John Lewis icy blast against labor peace rattled the windows of the white house and caused shiv ers on the democratic spine al though the mean temperature here that day was about 95 You may have noticed Mr Roosevelt re sponded that there would be peace he meant before election day 1940 It is not much of a secret that the democratic party cannot afford to go into the next election with labor split What happened last November in Pennsylvania and Ohio is too fresh in the democratic mind But it is a secret that the white house has been playing around fairly close to AFL lately Copyright Kinr rtilorei Inc 40 QUEENS WILL VIE FOR CROWN OF MUSIC EVENT More Than 2000 to Take Part in Band Festival on Tuesday A giant stage was preparerd I Monday for Mason Citys fourth annual North Iowa band festival and second annual entertainment of North Iowa royalty to be held Tuesday With 40 queens from 40 North Iowa communities outside of Ma son City providing the largest pro cession of pulchritude in the his tory of Norm Iowa and nearly 2 100 musicians in 48 bands and EAST All Roads Lead to North Iowa Band Festival Tuesday More About Festival in Second Section Big events of the band festi val Tuesday are the parade at II a m and massed band concert and coronation of queen at 7 p in at Roosevelt stadium Read further details in second section of this edition Pictures of 40 1 Stories about 2 News about grand Page 3 Details about 48 bands in par 5 drum and bugle corps thundering their salute the festival has al the elements of the gigantic 1938 more members o the committee point put Sponsored by the Chamber o Commerce the festival provide the greatest gathering of bands men ever held in Worth Iowa with Mason City playingthe role of an entertaining host Parade at II a m While band concerts start at oclock in Central park the bi opening event of the festival wii be a parade through the busincj section of the city at 11 oclock hundred units made up of bands floats and specialties will southward on Federal avenu from the Hotel Hanford to Fiftr street south then east to Delawar and North to Second street north east Climax of the celebration wi1 be the massed band concert of th more than 2000 bandsmen and th coronation of Miss North Iowa queen of the festival at th Roosevelt stadium at 7 oclock the evening The 40 queens chosen on th basis of popularity personality scholarship and participation i school activities in each of thei home communities will be seen i the morning parade They wi be the guests of the Chamber o Commerce at a luncheon at th Hotel Hanford at noon Musicians from 45 towns will lead their cotes to the manifold tunes of the Ncrlh Iowa band festival Tuesday as thousands will converge on Mason City tor the annual gala summer event The above map depicts the geographical locations of Tuesdays festival bands Commission Opposed to Govig Parole The Cerro Gordo county insani ty commission has recommended that Obed Burton Govig a Clear Lake and Mason City grocer who was acquitted in 1937 on a charge of killing his wife be not released from the state hospital at Inde pendence unless he is in care of an attendant This was announced by S H MacPeak clerk of the district court and member of the commis sion Sunday night Mr MacPeak stated hospital authorities at Independence rec ommended to the Iowa control board that Govig be paroled and the board referred the matter to the Cerro Gordo county commis sion Becomes Custom The prevalent opinion is that the county insanity commissions must sanction paroles of this char cter whereas the law says noth ng about it said Mr MacPeak It is custom that has developed Govig according to the state i ospital authorities has been aking excellent progress since c was committed to the institu on Mr MacPeak stated 4hat rhile Mr Govigs case had never een before the commission it was vident from the evidence pre ented at the trial that he had ecurring attacks of a condition of nsanity that from the standpoint f the protection the public his elease should not take place vithout an attendant Other com lission members are Dr R E Brisbine and D H Fitpatrick Pleaded Insanity Govig in February 1937 shot nd killed his wife in their Clear home Almost immediately fter hs arrest Govig who had made an excellent success of his rocery business confessed to the hooting He pleaded insanity at the trial nd was acquitted on that ground nd committed to the insanity vard of the Anamosa reformatory He was transferred to Indepen dence May 18 1938 Program of North Iowa Band Festival Second Annual Entertainment of North Iowa Royalty fITYTIIBCC1AV IIIK1E tn loan cnn MASON JUNE 20 1939 a m to p m Concerts in Central park by visiting bands and marching demon strations on Federal avenue a m Parade bands and floats p m Luncheon for visiting officials band masters and queen candidates at Han ford hotel p ro Roosevelt Stadium Grand finale crowning of the queen drills massed band numbers All events free to the public In case of rain the parade will be held at 4 p m If it rains in the eve ning the stadium event will be held in the armory Concerts and Marching Demonstrations Central park and Federal avenue Time Band Conductor amManlyLawrence Hahn a mNora SpringsE L Snyder a mOsageRalph Piersol a mKensettRalph Geer a M W Seipp a mCler Lake Junior Drum and Bugle John Kopecky 11 to 12 noonPARADE 12 massed band concert director Joe Sheffield Clarksville Rice ville Ventura Algona Klemme and Swaledale Marching Demstration AckleyMarlyn Ridout p mForest CityHugh J Croft p mTondaHoward P Berry p mGarnerDonald O Anderson p mRockfordT T Haugen p mEagle Grove Marcus G Boe p mRudd Darwin T Maurer p mSt Ansgar Donald Barrows p mThompson Daniel L Martino p mMeserveyThornton R C Hovcv p m Greene R O Morris Pm Belmond F F Griffin p m Clear Lake John Kopecky p mSmall Massed Band Concert Carleton L Stewart Alexander Britt Buffalo Center Leland Fertile Geneva Goodell Hanlontown Elmorc Minn and Hayfield Broadcasts Over KGLO From Music Hall to p m HamptonF O Griffen to p m WaverlyRobert W Bagley to p m ClarionClifton Burmeister to p mMarble RockO K Conkiin to p mSoloists from various bands in a variety program Grand Finale Roosevelt Stadium p m Concert Northwood high school band L T Dillon conductor p m Introduction of candidates for queen of the festival and crowning of Miss North Iowa p m Entry of the floats and awarding o prizes p m Exhibition drill by the Humboldt high school marching band division 1 win ners under the direction of T M Tal p m Massed band numbers direction o Carleton L Stewart a Crossley MarchFiHrnor b Officer of the DayHal c El p m Exhibition drill Iowa Training schoo band of Eldora I A Lowell director p m Massed band numbers a Military EscortFillrtior b Washington Post Sous c North Iowa Band Festival Berryma Visiting Band schoo two blocks cast of Federal avenue on Second North Headquarters for visiting mayors school boar presidents superintendents principals Music Mo ther president bnnd hotel Route of the morning on Federa avenue from the Hanford hotel to Fifth South thenc east one block to Delaware North on Delaware t Second Northeast where the bands will go to head quarters at Lincoln school POSSE FIRES AT FUGITIVE Killer of 2 Deputies Surrounded in Cabin in Wisconsin Woods Youths Drown Near Belmond Charles City CHARLES f o Robert Holland 19 who drowned in Cedar river Sunday afternoon will be held at 9 oclock Tuesdaj morning in Immaculate Concep tion Catholic church with th Rev Thomas Rooney officiating Burial will be in Calvary ceme tery The youth an attendant at th Texaco oil station was swimmin and diving with three tompan ions Charles Henry Archie Nore lius and Loren Judas when th boat upset hurling him into th stream The youth clung to the boat a Henry attempted to tow him u to guy wires on a nearby suspen sion bridge but Holland fough off his rescuer and sank YOUTH DROWNS IN BELMOND VICINITY and oth ers Sunday night at Morse lake four and onehalf miles west o Belmond recovered the body o Bernard Daniels 21 Belmont who was drowned there whi swimming from a raft to shor Sunday afternoon Young Daniels on a raft wit six companions attempted swim to shore but became ex hausted when 60 feet from th bank The youth called for he when he realized he could ni make it to shore Merle Bonte and Reynold Pack ard leaped from the raft to the companions rescue but he sank CHARGED WIRES IN BARRICADES PUT UP BY JAPS British Concession Blockade Tightened by Use of Electricity TIENTSIN China ese military authorities Monday night erected a 1000 volt electric wire barricade around the British and French concessions here further strengthening their block ade of the foreign area A Japanese engineer pulled a switch sending the current surg ing through high tension wires strung around the concessions the aim being to prevent anyone trying to steal through the block ade under cover of darkness or pass fresh food across the barriers behind the backs of Japanese sentries Women May Leave Removal of British women and children from the Japanese blockaded British and French concessions at Tientsin was con sidered by British authorities Monday as the siege neared the end of its sixth day With a shortage of foodstuffs and milk already felt a new men ace appeared in the concessions in the possibility of a water shortage The concessions Sunday used 230000 of their 280000 gal lon capacity No Signs of Compromise If the British should decide to send out their women and chil dren they probably would sail aboard a passenger ship Wednes dayfor Chinwangtao and Feitai hoa beach resort Neither the Japanese nor the British are showing signs of weakening in the crisis which was centered originally in Japan ese demands against the British in a dispute over four alleged antiJapanese terrorists in the British concession but which in volved in its ramifications the entire issue oE the rights of west ern nations in China LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS VELMA FINK Mother Confesses She Murdered Baby PAGE 2 Mason City Will Be Site of Legion Tilt SPORTS PAGE Kanawha Anniversary Program Is Thursday STATE PAGE HAYWARD Wis ff An rmy of possemen trained ma line gun and rifle fire into a abin on the west fork of the Chip ewa river where Ray Olson fu gitive killer of two volunteer epulies was trapped the sher fs office reported late Monday Olson an expert marksman had eplenished his food supply bc ore the posse led by bloodhounds ad forced him to hole up in the hack The possemen were deployed round the cabin firing from over in heavy underbrush the heriffs department said it was Wind Rips Off Roof of Shenandoah Hall SHENANDOAH IP A wind storm ripped part of the roof off the Shenandoah city hall and ac companying rain flooded the build ing Sunday night Records were not damaged The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fanMonday nlgbi and Tuesday except local ihundershoivers Monday after noon or night in extreme east portion somewhat cooler in cen tral ana east portions Monday night warmer Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept local tliundersboivers in ex treme southeast portion Monday afternoon or Monday night cooler in cast portion Monday night somewhat warmer Tues day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis NO SETTLEMENT REACHED GRANTS PASS Ore Circuit Judge H D Norton said Sunday night attorneys for Arch bishop Francis J Beckman of Du buque Iowa and Phillip Suetter apparently had failed to reach an nformed in a telephone call from outofcourt settlement of a min Halls resident in the vicinity ing investment suit tics Maximum Sunday 93 Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday 68 Kain 30 inch YEAR AGO Maximum KO Minimum 66 Figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 93 Minimum in night 51 At 8 a m Sunday 78 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 9 ARE KILLED WHEN TWISTER STRIKES ANOKA More Than 200 Hurt Damage Caused by Windstorm ANOKA Minn the personal direction ofGay Harold Z Stassen this Mississippi river Sown of 5000 Monday began the task of rehabilitation in the wake of a roaring tornado which had claimed at least 9 lives Stassen came here Sunday night within a few hours after the storm struck and took full charge of caring for the injured and home less clearing the debrisfrom the streets and beginning the work rebuilding Early Monday he re ported missing Man Found The death list was reduced Monday when Walter Israel 28 Anoka Minn returned to his home He said he had been un able to reach the town through the storm and officials had listed him among the dead when he could not be found The situation is now under control He said all resources of the state would be made available in the emergency Guards Patrol Streets Authorities said the storm inr ured more than 200 perhaps a score seriously and estimated property loss at about Three hundred national guards men under direction of Adjt Gen Ellard A Waish patroUfd the streets The town was in effect under martial law A drastic 9 p m curfew kept the streets cleared during the night Early resumption of normal water electric and telephone serv ices was promised Utility com panies feept larger crews at work through the night Strikes Village First The tornado struck with sudden fury at p m SundayMoving from southwest to northeast the towering black funnelshaped cloud first struck near Corcoran a small village a few miles south west of Anoka It hit a car in which four Minneapolis persons were riding tossed it 200 yards into a field killing lie occupants It dipped again at Champlin killed one man wrecked several buildings and swept to to Anoka where it cut a swath two to five blocks diagonally through the town At least 50 square blocks felt the force of the storm Five persons were killed With lessened force the twister struck at Cedar a few miles to Ihe northeast before dissolving A farmer living near Cedar was plucked from his barnyard and dashedlo death half n mile away Heavy Rain Follows In little more than five minutes the tornado had run its but it left behind in the heavy rain which followed a score oi terrible confusion In Anoka the armory two churches the Masonic temple several business buildings and Anokas armory still can put up a brave front but that is all The rear portion of the building was torn to shreds by the tornado and a row of cars parked alongside are buried under tons of brick and debris as shown Associated Press pholo
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