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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa UEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AMD ARCHIVES DCS MOINE3 1A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY THI MIGHT JfOT VOL XLVI1 ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPX MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 18 1941 TEOS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Heres One of Those Stories in a Identical Twins from Stacyville Sirs Adrian Brown Miss Florence McCurnin R N shows the children left Ruth Ann Kramer and Robert Adrian Brown lo the fathers Adrian Brown left and Ruben Kramer Mrs Ruben Kramer Youwont believe its the kind of a story that staggers the imagination of even such met as its true Three and a half years ago the Misses Alvena and Anna Reding identical twin daughters of Mr and Mrs James W Reding were married at a double wedding at their homein Stacyville Tuesday night and early Wed nesday morning thev gave birth to a son and a daughter by Caesar ian Section at the Mercy hospital in Mason the only rea son the births did not occur simul taneously was the fact that the at tending physician couldnt rush his patients to a hospital fast enough It was too bad the mothers could not both have been at the hospital at the same time according to the physician for the babies were born near enough together to have had the same birthdaybut all of this was nto known at the time of course Biil going back a little the Red ing twins of Stacyville have been known Tor years as so identical that their family physician cannot tell them apart except for a tiny scratch received by one in a child hood accident They attended school together played in the high school orches tra and were graduated from the Stacyville high school in the same class They went io parties to gether and persons couldnt tell one twin from the other Then Miss Alvena met Adrian Brown a Stacyville boy and Miss Anna met Ruben Kramer another Stacyville boy The pairs started going around together about the same time and went to gether about two years before the questions were finally popped The result was a double wedding on Nov 2t 1937 Mr and Mrs Brown started housekeeping on i farm about a mile from Mr and Mrs Kramer For three and a half years the Browns and Kramers farmed and each had the same family phy sician At 5 oclock Tuesday he re ceived a call iiom the Browns He had hardly hung up when he re ceived a call from the Kramers From then on lie was a busy man Mrs Brown was taken to Osagc Then it was determined a Cae sarian Section was necessary She was taken to the Mercy hospital at Mason City The family physician returned to the Kramer home and found a similar operation was necessary So Mrs Kramer was taken to the Mercy hospital Only a few hours later a nurse showed a son weighing 8 pounds 2A ounces to Mr Brown and a daughter weigh ing fl pounds 2 ounces to Mr Kramer The Browns will name their son Robeil Adrian Brown and the Kramers will name their daughter Ruth Ann Kramer Dictation for the two operations was identical according to the surgeon in charge It is a case that could happen only once in a bil lion times and it seemed to the surgeon as though lie was per forming the same operation on the same person twice 14000 Cheer Clear Lake Girl 41 Band Queen FINE MARCHING TWIRLING MARK SHOW ON FIELD Record Crowd Present for Cobrful Ceremonies Concluding Festival See Page 3 Beautycapital of North Iowa Wednesday was Clear Lake the home of a petite brunet Alberta Joslyn who was crowned queen of the Sixth North Iowa Band Festival at elaborate ceremonies in Roosevelt park Tuesday ning Climax of a full day of festivi ties the coronation brought cheers from 14000 throats as reigning beauties of former years place the crown on the head and the royal robes on the shoulders o the monarch Loudest and longest demon stration however was just after the announcement of the result of the balloting of the 10 Judges Miss North Iowa is j and W Earl Hall pre siding officer paused to height en the suspense Is Miss Al berta Joslyn representing but the rest of his words were drowned out in cheers The crowd did not need the name of the town represented to rec ognize the name of the cirl who was a popular choice Loudest demonstration wasj from the southwest corner of the bleachers where the Clear Lake oand was seated Cheers mingled with the blare of brasses until the entire band burst into the school song as Miss Joslyn stepped from the semicircle of candidates to the center of the platform to be crowned Miss Charlotte Ann Foss of Belmond queen of 1940 placed the crown and Miss Marjorie Smith of Clarion 1939 queen and Miss Shirley Morgan of Sheffield 1938 queen laid the red velvet robe on Miss Joslyns shoulders C E Blanchard chairman of the Chamber of Commerce com mittee on Miss North Iowa then presented the bouquet of red roses to the queen W L Nichols gen eral chairman of the festival pre sented a wrist watch also a gift of the festival committee Iowas premier marching band the state training school group from Eldora then took the field to give a demonstration which surpassed even those ot former years and won the enthusiastic applause of the huge throng This was followed by a dem onstration of all twirlers attend ing the festival To the accom paniment of the Monroe junior high school band more than 200 batons twirled and gleamed under 3eat WaVe or Iowa Is m Prospect DES MOINES OP out our bathing suits and fans Iowa has a heat wave in pros icct The weather bureau didntcall t that It simply said the state an expect some abnormally varm weather the rest of the veek with afternoon tempera uresof 90 degrees or higher The mercury averaged 3 to 4 degrees above normal over the state Wednesday morning and vas rising rapidly A top of about 0 degrees was forecast for Des Moines Wednesday afternoon 95 Thursday afternoon So draw your own conclusions Farmers whose fields are get ng weedy as a result of cool wet weather should welcome the hot dryperiod There was no rain during the last 24 hours The highest tem perature was 86 at Sioux City and Omaha and the low Tuesday night was 54 at Decorah dling of two batons and another was the slow motion routine witl one baton Resplendent in navy blue satin sprinkled with sequins which reflected the lights Miss Phil lippi was thunderously applaud ed at the end of her act She was handed a bouquet of roses and led to the platform to be pre sented to the queen Closing feature on the program was the playing of the 55 massed bands under the direction of Carlc I ton L Stewart Mason City band the floodlights Master of them all Miss Pat Phillippi St Paul national cham pion twirler at 16 then gave a demonstration combining the grace of a ballet dancer with per fect command of her baton Part ol her routine included the han master The 2500 instruments closed with the playing of The Star Spangled Banner which also had opened the evenings program as the flag was raised Other highlights of the evening included the patriotic drill by pupils of Jefferson school clad in uniforms of red white and blue with white stars and the march ing demonstrations and concerts by bands from Lake Mills Du mont Kiester Minn and Monroe unior high school Accompanying the queen can didates throughout the day five ocal hostesses were presented at he coronation ceremonies They vere Miss Ramona Liesvcld chair man Miss Myrtle Oulman Mrs D V Daly Mrs Harry Krogh and Mrs Robert Kabrick The thousands of cars at the closing ceremonies of the festival jrcsentcd a difficult traffic prob em which was expertly handled ay the local police department Dnly one crumpled fender came to the attention of the officers ac cording to Chief Harold E Wolfe as the largest festival crowd in history headed homeward Only personal casualty was an unidentified girl who fainted away from excitement She was revived and taken away by her mother who explained that she had ne glected to eat during the day The comely Miss Joslyn was a member ofthe 1941 graduatini class of the Clear Lake high school She is the daughter of Dr and Mrs A A Joslyn of Clea Lake The Clear Lake girl who was favorite of the throng along th line of march of the parade heli Will Reject Nazi Protest on Consuls WASHINGTON strong German protest on the expulsion Of nazi consuls from the United States was delivered to the state department Wednesday and Sum iier Welles undersecretary of state indicated it would be flatly rejected The note was taken toWelles by Hans Thomson German charge deaffircs In announcing its receipt Welles declined to disclose the contents of the note except to say that it was a protest against the state de partments order Monday that all German consular officials leave the country by July 10 on the grounds that they had engaged in safri activities inimical to the welfare of the United States COUNTER DRIVE IS THRUST BACK English Admit Retiring From Forward Position Fighting Is Bitter By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Germany and Italy reported complete and overwhelming vic tory Tuesday in smashing a Brit ish counleroffensive after a violent three day battle in the desert around Salum Egypt The enemy overwhelmed is retreating the German high com Queens crowned THE QUEEN at the NorthIowa band festival Tuesday evening The coronation ceremony is shown above with the crown being placed on the head of Miss Alberta foslyri Clear Lake the reigning monarch by Miss Charlotte Ann Foss of Belmond Miss North Iowa of 1910 Placing the royal robe of red velvetand ermine on the new queens shoulders are Miss Shirley Morgan of Sheffield left Miss North Iowa of 1938 and Miss Marjorie Smith of Clarion Miss North Iowa of 1939 Lock photo Kaycnay engraving n the morning was cliosen by the Clear Lake band as that commun tys representative in the caravan of queens in the festival This the fourth year that a queen las been selected at the festival Dunnsher four years in high school Miss Joslyn has been ac tive in HiTri Drama club and declamatory work taking lead ing parts in both junior and senior plays She served as vice presi dent of the Girls Athletic asso ciation and the past year she was secretary of her class She also had the distinction of being named May queen on class day at Clear Lake She plans to enter Cornell college Mount Vemon next fall WILSON FAVORS PURCHASE DES MOINES state should put the Abbie Garner Sharp cabin at the site of the Spirit Lake massacre it it can be obtained within reason Gov George A Wilson told the legisla tive interim committee Tuesday Nazis Announce German Turkish Friendship Pact BERLIN URt Germany and Turkey have concluded a friend ship pact it was announced Wednesday night The pact was signed by German Ambassador Franz von Papen and Foreign Minister Sukru Sara coglu in Ankara at 9 p m the announcement said Authoritative reports that such a pact was about to be signed came earlier from London anc Ankara Both British and Turkish quarters insisted that terms of the pact would not affect the Anglo Turkish alliance A spokesman said the pac showed Britain could not break the friendship between Germany ind Turkey which stood the test of 2 Germany and Turkey couid carry oxit economic deals mutually jcncficial 3 Turkey is convinced that Germany hns no interest in con flict with Turkish interests 4 Turkey can depend upon it Germany friends never forgets her Creston Family Seeks Type Blood 4 Donors CRESTON family of W S Peterson G9 farmer near here is seeking donors of type 4 blood who have recovered from a disease characterized by the loss of multipolar white cells Peter son has been in the hospital two months and while there does not appear to be a shortage of type blood no donor has been found who has recovered from the par ticular ri if case hospital attendant yaid Wednesday Iowa Woman Found Wandering Aimlessly About in Chicago CHICAGO UR Police w puzzled Wednesday by the story of n tiny aged woman found wandering aimlessly on Chicagos j southwest side The woman was Mrs Effie Cook 82 New Hartford Iowa who told police she drove to Chi cago in a horsedrawn buggy with her son Norman a farmer She could not explain how she became separated from her son Police said Mrs Cook had S6D in cash a bank book showing a S400 account in a Cedar Falls Iowa bank and a Cedar Falls mu nicipal bond Officers said they were search ing for Mrs Cooks son and would contact authorities at New Hart ford Welles added however that arrangements were being made for the departure of the consuls This was considered tanta mount to an announcement that the German note would foe re jected outright X Welles explained that under the usual procedure the United States would ask other belligerents for the safe conduct of the consular officials on their return direct to Germany This indicated the arrangements made by the United States would assure that the consular officials return directlyto Germany rather than go to Latin American coun tries where they might continue the activities which prompted the order that they leave here Welles said the German pro test related only to the expulsion order against the consuls anil not a previous order freezing all German and Italian assets in this country 1 It was indicated also that the protest did not apply to the order closing three semiofficial Ger man German li brary of information in New York the German railway and tourist agencies and the German trans ocean news service The protest was understood to contend that the blanket order ex pelling German consuls violated a GermanAmerican consular treaty of 1923 and amounted to a denun ciation of this treaty without the required oneyear notice An Italian war bulletin declared the British had thrown ponderous masses of tanks supported by the best part of the middle eastern air force into the only to be crushed by the overpowering im petus of axis counterattacks Italian preps dispatches said ap proximately 1000 British tanks in two armored divisions were en gaged in Ibe battle About 200 Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Fair Wednesday cre night and Thursday Steadily rising tendency in temperatures the next few days Afternoon temperatures 90 or higher IOWA Generally fair and slightly warmer Wednesday and Thurs day MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Wed nesday and Thursday abnor mally warm next few days IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday RO Minimum Tuesday night fifl At 8 a m Wednesday 74 YEAR AGO Maximum R Minimum 6 tanks it was said were put out of action British middle east headquar ters acknowledged that British advance had knifed as deep as 40 miles into had withdrawn to forward posi tions on the Libyan front This presumably meant that the British had fallen back to their original positions from which the drive was launched The withdrawal was execut ed the British said to avoid an encircling movement by Ger man reinforcements rushed from the Tobnik area and he ratisc xvc had accomplished our object of making the Germans disclose their strength 5 Stefani the official Italian news agency said the British used hundreds of American tanks mostly the newest type known as Mark Two The news agency said the Brit ish also used strong forces of motorized troops and a great quantity ot artillery and air strength Capture of several hundred German prisoners and the de struction of large numbers of axis tanks and guns was officially re ported by the British The fascist communique assert ed that Gen Sir Archibald P Wavclls counter offensive had been broken with British troops retreating under heavy fire by axis land and air V f f The communique d e e I a r e H that severe losses had been in flicted on the British especially in tanks and that the battle was ended London dispatches said the British had captured Fort Capuz ro just inside the Libyan frontier from Egypt and had encountered serious opposition In Berlin Hitlers high com mand said that the British attempt to drive back into Libya had been frustrated with extremely heavy British losses and that imperial troops were retreating under axis counterattack in the Salum area The nazi war bulletin pic tured the British offensive as an attempt lo rescue the V ;