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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - May 22, 1927, Galveston, Texas BIX THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, 8TJHDAY, MAY 22; 1927. Beauty Revue Vies With Colorful Old World Pageartis GALVESTON EVENT IS ONLY INTERNATIONAL COMELINESS CONTEST BV EUGENE COWO.N KINDE. Down through the centuries has come the custom of the ou door pageant and festival, to be born again in modern America unde varied guises. Rome bad her goddess of the fruitful season After the-winter snows had melted on the Campagna and the.sere hills lay green to the smile of springtime, the most beautiful of th Homan maidens was crowned queen in garlands of flowers. Galveston has her International Pageant, of Pulchritude, which are participating beauty ambassadors from shores of th Western Mediterranean to the English Channel, and from the north ern clime of Canada to the tropical temperatures of Mexico. Prom their ranks will come the "Beauty Queen of the Universe." This romantic island city is today the mecca of the world's fair est daughters who seek the coveted beauty title. Nine foreign coun tries and forty American cities have sent their champions of ferni nine pulchritude to compete for It. Origin of Galveston does not claim a monopoly of the bathing girl pag- eant, the dota.cia.ira to be the city of Ua origin. Eight years ago. In 1920, L. Roe, its present managing director, conceived the Idea of a taking such a revue, and under his management it hi panded with each succeeding year until it took on international as- pects last year. From Its inception as a sectional event, it has grown to a national and then an international one. until now it is no longer a bathing beauty contest but a. tour- nament of pulchritude, with con- testants from the world at large parading in bathing suits, sports costumes, and evening gowns. At first, a one-day bathing: beauty affair, in 1924 it was enlarged 'to take In three days and the purses were increased until today it .has the highest awards of any event of Its kind in America. Beginning with a diamond ring valued the iffSt' prize and several, minor premiums, the awards were In- creased yearly until the winner of the 1937 pageant will receive a grand of In gold and a hand- some silver plaque of thft-tltle of "Beauty Queen of the Universe." In addition, the first prize will be the and third .to ninth prizes each.' _.'." Method of Jm4Kinf. The beauty queen of the' 'uni- verse be selected by seven 'high- ly.'qualified experts widely -separated points. These judges, -comprising eminent artists and -'sculptors.--will 'arrive at their decision-'by equal cpn- beauty, form, grace, and personal'.charm .of ants.., float- decorations are. .In the awarding of Identity -of- the Jfidges each other and -'to' thft'piililte dntli after their, decision.' The balloting 'B vs.tem.. Is employed.' similar: .Stt.1 that the Sports thoVmost" popular-, baseball. player each will be.tabu- prps'encft'vof raccr'edited newspaper can girl Is Indicated In the sectiona beauty winners, over 90 par cent o' whom have unbobbed hair. If thl may be taken as a criterion, the flapperfsh type of boyish bob 1: doomed to pass into oblivion. Thl; completely reverses the predominat ins style of last year's pageant, when an equal percentage oi girls had shorn locks. Another noticrahle contrast is thai this year there is. so far, only tiro or three blondes, while In past year: the lighthaired contestants equallec their brunette sisters in numbers and popularity. This perhaps may be taken as an indication that the bru- nette type, is becoming America's standard of beauty. Seek Movie C. The Galveston pageant affords ar excellent opportunity for potential screen or stage stars to become "dis- ai the event Is covered bj dozens of cameramen and In addi- number of'theatrical mag- nates will attend to be on a lookout [or budding luminaries. "Miss Spain' has" already given' a longtime contract, by Fox Films, and "Mi: New York" and "Miss Brooklyn" go from' Galveston to Hollywood, Cal. for a screen tryout The latter two "Cinderellas" were winners in'Oreat- er Ntw York's greatest beauty con- from 'S.OOO competitors; .They .brought with "-''T wardrobes -selected- -onne, new York fashionist, to com 'With Parisian creations oi rae Jenny, brought to America "Miss France." In what'may be termed an international -style show Foreign on 'Arriving In -the "United States May 1 on board the'French liner, Niagara, -pulchritude cnv y royal welcome at Gal veston- after-.-which -they left- on a twenty-day tour of cities of the Southwest, returning, here, f for the sag Many honors 'have been heaped' unon- none; apeak- the; English- language, Lhey are fully enjoying tfa'etrltrip a! Interpreters-, are coinmund ahdyejcplah-'aU (Se.-won- derful Mack Sennett': glorified -the irj; sHrer- screen, the'ni special Miss Ruth From of lAmeri- the Judges, will "select "Miss'MJnltea to compete 'foreign beauties" -repre- senting other. .for" the grand award and title, of world's "beauty queen.'' Following award'of-thi International title.'all entrants with-eiceptioh-of the win- ner will become Individual'competi- tors on an equal footing- for the first prize of second prize of and the third to ninth prizes of each. of Pageant. Each girl must be unmarried, be- tween 16 and 25 years of age. and not connected in any way with the stage, motion pictures or kindred professions. Each entrant haa to be chosen In an elimination contest conducted in her home city and country, under the auapicea of some responsible agency such as news- paper, theater, or. commercial or civic body approved by the pageant committee. The contest la open to official representatives, witi good moral character, of any city or na- tion in the world except Galveaton. The pageant is staged in the spring of each year by the Calves- ton Beach Association, In collabora- tion with the Chamber of Commerce, Advertising Club, and Merchants' Association. It is managed by a managing director and pageant ex- ecutive committee, Program Elaborate. From a small beach costume style enow In 1920 with prizes for the moat original and artistic costumes, when contestants promenaded along board walks, it has crown to a pre- tentious Jtnernational beauty and style ihow with a three-day pro- gram of events. Yesterday, the opening day, all contestants participated in a color- ful, decorated float parade on Sea- wall Boulevard rearing the latest modes in sport clothes or afternoon frocks, Thia afternoon, the second das-, another parade of the half-hundred beauty conteetanta will take place this time fancy bathing costumes iathlhg _ .o Willett- L. the. credit of maklnir'them famous' beach and, Ms 1327 modern, off- the 1320 revue.. Is-proving! to be the moat of feminine pulchritude In' America's history. The eyes of the'nation are.focused i the event.jto. determine whether or not the .yJ-racious American girl will surrender, the .world's -'pulchri tude crown to the dark beauty of Uitj Latin girl, as representing the most beautiful type of womanhood in the world. KATHKBIKB HOTLAV me ELKA-XOH KXBA DICK HOUSTON POLICE TO BE HERE FOR PAGEANT TODAY Eighteen officers and a captain of the Houston police force will be today to attend the beauty 1'a'gean and wfll assist local officers I handling the crowd. visiting officers will include members uf Houston's i new mounted .-quad which has attracted considerable at- tention because of the fini appear- ance of the men and the snapoir of their uniforms. Virtually the entire Ualveaton police force was on duty on the Boulevard yesterday afternoon to regulate traffic and handle the crowd. Many of visitors ex- pressed praise for the rainn-r in which things were handled. There was no confusion and there were few of the traffic are usually a gathering, it v the neighborhood of Approxl- of so large as declared. MISS MEXICO IS WELCOMED HERE Stnorlta Lucero Gurman, the love- ly Mtxican girl who Is rjpreaentlne the Meiican Republic In the Second International Paeeant of Beauty. Union Suiion upon her arrival from Pageant tomorrow Meilco City, where nhe n ---_. __ _xico City in fancy bathtnp: coeiuroe.i. At this Senorfta Mexico waa" formally cloning evfjnt UnUid tSites" welcomed to Galveaton hv w i if following which managing director of troductlon and coronation of the'Vue; Ismaei Mat'ana "Beauty of the L'nlverre" twkes place. After introduction of other winners anrt awarding of Revue Crowd Is Estimated From to Largest Qathering Today "With the crowd which lined the Boulevard yesterday variously esti- mated at from to per- sons, and with thousands continu- ing to stream across the causeway last night in trains, bUBBfrs, Inter- hans and automobiles, it waa con- fidently believed that the crowd to- day would easily pasi the mark. Definite on the number OL persona p-mijng into the city via. the various transportation Unas yc.n- terday could not be obtained brcaufio of the ruzh and bustle whlsh strained the facilities of the carriers :o the utmost.- It was thought tliat figures on the number of irought In by railroads and tno In- terurban could be obtained today. Rough estimates yesterday placed number arriving via rail at shout 27.000 for yesterday and ic- day. The Southern Pacific lines, whim are running ten special trains, ex- pect to bring in 6.000 Passenger traffic on vhe tnterur- in was unusually heavy yesterday and undoubtedly will be much hsav It was represented the entire Mexican col- ony nnd a large ciowd of American Catherine Moylin, Dal- What may o forecaet return of long trcaata for the Amcn- Mexican ftri pre- paring u. series of fyr KenorUa Guzman. exptrif-nccd lomilhintf akin to buck- Camo pa mas fnK head cfrnnld- with the ai-I of Conor r.rbnly maneuvering- space not have tn Yit sra-bucker The chain of tin and steel which wiggled and crawled and Jerked spasmodically, stretched In an Un- broken line from Houston to veatoD, and was constantly being mately care are expected to- day. WOfiLD BEAUTY CEOWN ASPERAUTS ON VIEW From Page j.) Jiene Woodman; Miss Vancouver Mlas Eliza Dixon; Alias .Mexico, Seno- rlta Lucero Guzman. Other anticipated winners ap- pjauded along the way Mia enlarged and distended by York, Miss Dorothy Britton; from tha towns along the way analails3 Brooklyn. Miss Lesley Store equal the Vhlch centers about her revue declared To.Willett L..Roe. directing man- ager of the pageant, la largoly due the credit for the successful cul- mination of the 1927 pageant, it WBS declared. Jtemberfl of the pageant committee ami others who have worked assiduously toward the auc- cesa of the project nre llkewlae due praise, but to Mr. Hoe, whose vis- Ion and foresight crystallized the In- ternatlonal pageant into successful realfzatipn, all honor is due officials declared. Jt waa ha who extended MID LUWJIS aiong ine way JUIBB L.esiey storey; i il- wno extended from feeder roads. Today the chain Priss Chicago. Mlaa Demp- the-8Cone 9' activities to foreign will be larger and will move- Florida. Mian Ada W1I- and who inspired othnr en- alowly. liama; lliaa Houston, Albftrta On came the automobiles, loaded iMcKellop; M'ss Dallas, Moselle with men, women and children, come IBfcnsom. and many others, to flee the beauty queens of many Crowd in I'ttniu-a nations and cities. They came fun" Prnm lh_. m nelinjc across the narrow causeway the that the and then spewed Into the tfe.fl_.w.ere to the atartln the city. point they were surrounded with ad- NEABLY AUTOS CROSS CAUSEWAY ON WAY TO EEVITE HERE It WILS estimated last night that moro than automobllti croued the causeway Into Galveaton yester- day between C m. and midnight. The total number of passengers carried by cars WM estimated at Approximately A check of the inboiwd vchiclcit 'UK kept between i m. sod JO p. m. by J. M. Xorrls for the Gal- fcston Electric Company, At the rato the carti were com- ing in It was estimated that 400 care domed into Galveston between p, m. and midnight, nml that about 300 had come in between U o'clock ytslrrday morning and >'clock, when Jir. Karris began his ch-ck. Mr, check showed that during trm thirteen hiurn lie on duty at ihe lift a total of carfl, ciirryinff pntHen- rerd, cu.nie to the city. It in bellcvsd trmt ymterday's Rurn will be at leant tripled lorfny. I'hft total for festure day of oat year's beauty pageant was In rights; others who had come- from far corners of thla country. Cameras clicked as of well known news weeklies snapped photographs of individuals, of groups and cf ensemble entrlea. International entries were taken to- gether, American entries Rt another time, and the entire "league of na- as a whole. btll Illlff. was becomingly (owned in white Georgette afternoon frock with fcceesjtoriea. of whltQ und. chic white hat Mte? Monroe (LQulsimaX Jesse Rogers, wore a colored chiffon wtth tan horsehair braid hat trimmed In harmonizing shades of red. Her accMforlei likewls. matched. Alexandria Mlsa Nellie Puce, wore a whlu sporta ccatume of flat crepe, with which aha wore a large picture bat of white with shaded ribbons, Miss .Beaumont. Mlsa Ada'Hay- den, wore a rose-colored blcuae witn gray accordion plaited skirt. Her hat was of rose and accessories cf the matching hues of rose Miss New Orleans, a youth TV J brunette, wore a lovely frock ft golden yellow crepe with of black and a small chic yellow hat. Mlsa Green Bay Mlsa Betty. Hopkins, wore a white silk sweater ault. with which waa worn a trickly small white hat and ac- cessories of like color. Miss Kfew York. Mlsa New York, IIlei. Dorothy Britton, waa-a favorite along Ibu entire route. Miss Britton lookod charming in a aand color silk and chiffon afternoon frock. Vwltl which she wore a large Drown hordehalr braid hat with trimming) of a deeper ahade of brown velvet. Accessories were of sand color. Miss Brooklyn. Mlsa Lesley Storey, was a delight to the eye ia a flam- colored George tie afternoon dreas with accordion plaited skirl and self-trimmed. With thia a huge black horsehair hat trimmed in rhlaestone. Miss Omaha Mlse Kathryn Humer, waa lovely In cr- ange Georgette with' white hat and acceaaoriea. Mfsa.Ogden Miss- Mat Slixhbetb Letts, wore a rose-colored iwoaier suit with rose-colored hai md accessories. Miss KerrvlUe (Mlsa Hess Nance) wan attired In a white upoi'iB slllJ crepe trim and harmon- izing accessories. Miss Denver (Mica Dulcy Burke] was another attractive whc received enthusiastic appraisal. Sh( waa. attired In a trick white crepe sporta dress with acceaaorlef of -black. She wore a small ivhltf felt willr touches of black. Mlsi Florida (Miss Ada Williams; was another along (he en- 'ire route. She Is the lovely blonf type with long blonde curia... Shi wore a most becoming grevn Geor- gette afternoon dress with leg- horn hat trimmed In green" ;-r- Miss San Antonio (Miss KJorenci a pold and blue sweat- with akirt of yellow Hci hat waa of gold color les silver earrings made a. picturesque setting for nor lovely face. Miss Vancouver, Mlsa Eliza Dixon, a North American beauty, la the blonde typo, her long curia framing her ethereal face. Yesterday shfe wore a lovely blue and white sweat- with plaited white akirt and hat and accessories. in harmonizing ahadea of French blue. Ml.. Miss Cuba, Mlsa Angelina Andulza, was another delight to the eye. Miss Cuba la of the vivacious brunette type with large appealing black eyes'ang chesnut hair. Her frock yesterday wns exceedingly becoming, being of an aqua-marina blue flat simply made with narrow tucks. She wore'a.white panama hat of medium size trimmed in the aqua-marine' colored velvet ribbon. Miss Merino, Senorlta Lucero Gutman, is a youthful entrant and created decided interest in her pic- turesque costume Bynonymouj'-with Old Mexico. She a huge Mexican sombrero, and-an artistic costume of scarlet and green elab- orately embroidered In' allver and' spangles. Mlas Italy, Slgnorina Maria Gallo, who by her sweetness and Kface has won many Galveaton admirers, looked.lovely In a rose-colored silk crepe trimmed In long silken fringe with touches of gray. She wore an attractive straw hat of rose color trimmed in self-color satin ribbon. Her accessories were of beige color. One of the moat vivacious of all the entries is Miss Spain Senorita Imodtl wlth hflt and _col- Marla Casajuana, who poea fromiorei1 Hcr lon? auburn col- Miss Chicago (Mlsa Tran'cba Dciap- another charrnlnr "'c-ntfante. vas attractive Irf a varioblorud ppald with 'go'd'colot rim. a matty g old-col- orede fit hat to matcii. Miss Douglas Miia.SIarj Alico Nichols, was yel- ow two-piece crepe drem with which was worn a white hel- iet felt hat and -white a'ccessorlea. Miss Milwaukee (Miss Kranuer Gadosz) wore -a tan t white hccked silk- sweater -with j-whtte plaited, skirt and tan ac- cessories were., tan. .and white'. Mlaa Shrevenort (MUs Janf te Cur- rie) was another popular beauty on the line of march. Currle was attired In a yellow and black two- piece drevs, the tklrt being, of varl- colcred bordered material. One .of the most popular, girl; nlontr thp rolitp wan Mifa' (MlBti Altertlna McKellop. 'Miss McKcllop U ono of the most youth- ful She waa frockcd in n lovely red and white aportt tries, from many parts of the coun- try. It was declarsd. ..Expreaalons of satisfaction and gratification were heard yeaterrtay on the active work of the police de- partment, who served Intensively and who aisled exceptionally well In maintaining ordfr and decorum. Officials as'a whole were pleased with the first, day's featlvltleg and mustering reaerves for the In- vading army of visitors today. Foreign Acclninifd. Probably the bfiautlca who created the most Intercut and received the most plaudits of the day were International 'entries, beauty am- and blue. Hcr hat waa of pink with bassadoni who had crossed the 1 French blue kid allppcrn. She car- ocean to win laurels and honor from a Galveston to Hollywood to be starred In the Fox Films. Senorlta Caaajuana la the small, lithesome, graceful type, full of fire and vl- with an encompassing smile. Testerday In her tricky uports cos- tume of sage green crepe, trimmed In shell with a varicolored small hat In toque effect, she waa caplvatlna; Indeed. Hiss Mlsa Portugal, Stgnorlna Mar- SusrUa Baatoa Ferrier, ta another alluring foreign entry who la win- ning many admirers. Mlas Portugal la the reserved typo, wlih a friend- ly smile and eagerness to be gra- cious. Yesterday aha wore a lovely white crepe silk sporta suit with touches of black. Her hat was of white with a'daah of black and her acceaaorloa corresponded. Mlaa Canada. the other North Amecican entry, In the decidedly brunette type. Miss Canada WHS fro eked tn a lovely flat crape allk afternoon frock and looked most at- tractive. MtM Cleburne Headed by the crack Santa Fe Band of Cleburne, which was in- vlted to participate in the ravue ac- tivities by local officials, the parade got under way. The Santa Fe Band was the official escort of Mlsa Cie- burne, who had tjic honor to lead tha afternoon processional. Miss Cleburne, In private life Miss Gladys Payne, was attired In a white flat crepe two-piece sports suit, with which wfla worn hat of harmoniz- ing toncu. Other entries Included: Mlsa Dal- las. Miss Moaelle Hansom, who wore a natty sports of yellow crepe with chic blue hat, blue fcnd a huge blue flower perchnd on her shoulder. Miss Fort Worth, Mlas Gertrude Sheffield, an attractive blonde, were a combination frock of pink curls. In thin day of decidedly ad- haired maidcna. mired. Mlfs Austin (Miss Hnnnah Jo- seph) was prettily attired 'In whi'.a crepe with of Mian Baton Rouge Dorothv Rex) was. attired In rose colored crepe with harmonizing accsssorlpu. Decorated float e. Aside from the entries themselves, the beautifully drcoratod floaii on which the beauties were mounted and perambulated by uniformed at- tendants came In for a large share of attention. These floats, which were personally decorated by Jack Tobln, uocorntor of .national rcputn- tloti, were features of beauty and provide an attractive setting for the lov-ly maldbna. None of floats were similar In shape, conception or decoration und they called for outbursts of admira- tion along the route. Among of the very lovely ones was that of Mlaa Beaumont, silver and blue bnae, with vnse of vari-colored flowers; Mtss Shrcvc- port, gold background with simu- lated rocks and red popples; Mliu Omahfi, silver coloMd with vast of pink azaleas and water lilies; Miss Clehurne, bronze and- orange base with autumn leaves and bronzed blossoms. Mies France, float symbolic of tha trl-color of France, with large red poppies; Miss miniature Moro Castln with bvonze background and j orange color water lilies; Miss New 'Orleans, gold and green base, with golden buttercups; Mtas Bessemer, blue and silver base with blue corn flowers and daisies; Miss Alexan- dria, silver base In rock effect with large red design; Mlsp tipaln, gold and yellow In fnn effect, with largo yellow water lilies; Miss Milwaukee, gold and ornnsre base with blue corn flowers; Miss Point Isabel, whlto (Continued on Pago 7, Column 1.) outstanding newspaper writers of the country. Mr. Vanderbllt. who Is here covering the revue for the Hearst papers, will flash to the out- side world his conception of the In- ternational pageant. Virtually all newspapers in the country have some representative here or are aligned with some syn- dicate to "cover" the story. Inter- nationa] correspondents are likewise Included, Cgv. Uff. Ercolc Motcgl of Lt SUmpa. the Journal of Torlrm. being one of the most ardent pageant, Crowd Today. Thftt the revue of 1927 bids fair to climax ,'iny rcvuc of like nature held In this country wnn Indicated the influx of visitors yesterday, numbers will be natcrlftlly riuBmentrd by ihc thou- sands who enter Treasure Island to- day. From ao advertising standpoint, white summer fox fur. the Klrla of North America. Per-! Oak Cliff, another North hapa there haa never hccn a mare (Texan entrant, la nlno of the ethere- al blonde typo, with long flaxen She wore n hlnck and white An Interested participant amone p l ra hccn a Texas the newspaper coterie represented is i of maidens gathered Cornelius Vanderhilt Jr one of gcthcr from lhe of trm ciirln. globe as graced the International Passant psrsde yesterday. Statu- esque types, petite Rlrls, girls with Hashing eyes and flanhlnjf pearly tenth, girls with lovely, Venus-like forma and beautifully coifed h'.-nds. Miss Luxemburg. Mile, Rosa Is a delightful part French and part German. Hhs gowned yes- terday in n rose colored georgette embroidered In self colored cyolct design and worn with thin attractive contumc a lovely colored horse- hair-braid picture hat nnd helge col- ored hone nnd sllpprra. Mifm France, Mile. Rohcrlc Cmisey, nstlnfi thf! ago of twenty yrnrs, In thft sophlstlcatprl typo nnd her costume of ashen of romrs r with hand-fngottlng trim designed by famous Prirlnlan modlHtr, .Ifnny ctentuftted her exotio'bcnuty. With this frock she wore a medium slxtd Ipghnrn, severely trimmed with rib- bun hand, nnd wore sand colored hose and slippers, Large filigree check tifxirta contumo and, carried a tihcaf oi rod gladioli. She wore no hut. Mies BecBcmer MiPi Lillian Itowutt, was attired In yci- low crnpr, with touches of black with which she wore a black hat and accessories. Minn J'olni MlKs i'lna Bluff, frocked in lanbel. Dorothy and white aports costume with red hat and white host and ntlpprrn. Minn Point Iftfibel. Kn- ncHM, wtn moat tttraUvely gurbrd in a blue and white yttrhtlng rox- whlto tumc, with blue sailor nccordlon plaited skirt and hat and harmonizing; hone and sllp- 'frs. Miss Amarlllo, Wins- low, WAS costume In A yellow milt with touches of white, with hich were worn harmonizing BC- f-cporlep. Mlsa Ottawa Ma- J 8-HOUR KODAK DEVELOPING Bring It at 0 A. M. Qet It at 5 P, M.. 2217 Market St. We Do" Enlarging and Picture Framing ;