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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E H H IS r VEM 4 Af T P P F 0 F t 0 A COM DCS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAJON CITY BRIGHT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUli LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 211939 JVJV ix IAIJ j JUfNj Zi 1939 itus FAFER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS TQ 917 13000 Persons Throng Stadium to Cheer Queen of North Iowa Part of the huge crowd which thronged Roosevelt stadium Tuesday night to cheer the queen of North Iowa at the crowning cere monies is shown in the pan orama view which was taken from the top of the grandstand Scats for ap proximately 6200 persons had beenplaced on the cin dertrack around three sides of the stadiums green oval hut the seats were filled long before the pro gram started and the crowd overflowed to sit on the grass leaving only a roped off rectangle for the marching band demonstra tions The crowd pn the field was estimated at 10000 persons in addition io the grandstand which was filled with band members and spectators The 40 queens of North Iowas bands can be seen seated on the platform jri the center L of the picture The dark rectangle at the left in the crowd was formed by the uniforms of the Eidora training school hand which gave a march ing demonstration during the evening program The Humboldt high school band also performed Lock photo Kayenay engrav ing ALL HAVE JOBS IOWA CITY Rudolph Kuever of the University of Iowa pharmacy college said every one of Iowas pharmacy graduates this year has a job waiting for him Dean Kuever said the summet school registration In his depart ment had reached 23 a new rec ord MISS CLARION CROWNED QUEEN JM m M mt i 11 i RAGESTHROUGH N1CHINATOWN LaGuardia Joins Forces Fighting Blaze Will Clean Up District NEW YOHK worst Chinatown fire in 30 years raged through two teeming Doyer street tenements early tak ingat least eiglvt lives and men acing the whole area of r crowded outworn buildings Excited chattering Chinese and white residents of the district routed from their beds by the clat ter of engines responding to four alarms and the screams and shouts desperate men and women fleeing for their lives jammed the crooked narrow streets for hours La Guardia Joins Forces The firemen who were joined by Mayor LaGuardia during the height of the fire worked under extreme difficulties in the twist ing streets Four of the firemen were injured For half ah hour after they had sighted a man clinging to a fire escape which threatened at any moment to fall the firemen worked under a protective barrage of water to rescue the man Even Lually he was brought down only io die later in a hospital The fierceness of the blaze and the rapidity with which it roared through the ancient wooden halls and dark cubicles of the tene ments moved Mayor LaGuardia to declare that Chinatown must go It also led to the announcement by the district attorneys office that an investigation would be started immediately to determine responsibility for the fire and the loss of life Chinatown only a few blocks from city hall arid the civic center lies just north Brooklyn bridge at a point where the shabby bow ery with its screaming crowded lodging houses and cheap dives stems off from Chatham Square There are three Mottand with tiny shops and flar ing signs and banners Clamber Down Escapes Noisy at night under the glare of many lamps Chinatown had lapsed into darkness and sleep when the first faint crackle ot flames and the drift of smoke in the tenement where the fire started roused one of its many oc cupanti at a m C S T He screamed a warning that sent others tumbling from their beds One man slid down a pipe from a window of the dark hole in the wall he occupied on the second floor of 17 Doyer street Half dressed Chinese men women and children scrambled through the front doors of the two buildings climbed from windows and ran crying down fire escapes One man stopped to dress The firemen found him later dead with a half burned sock in his hand Fortel Loses in Predicting Birth of Son NEWARK N J A Fortels whole new career was ruined stork had crossed him up He certain of one thing in the world that his math ematical formula could predict every time the sex of unborn babies He had predetermined the sex ot GO friends children so he said And so last March 7 he an nounced without hesitancy that a son would be born to his wife He named the son Howard A Fortel When the boy was going to quit his linen supply business and become a profes sional sex predeterminator As a crowning gesture he sent a formal invitation last March to friends to attend Howards1 cir cumcision on June 25 At p m Tuesday Mrs Fortel gave birth to a girl It was a blow to Fortel Thats impossible he shouted at the hospital information desk There must be some mistake Nurses convinced him that there wasnt Her Royal Highness the Bond Queen IOWAN TO MAKE TRIP NEW YORK the pas senger list of Pan American Air ways first regular passenger flight to Europe June 28 is Russell Sa bor of the Midland Laboratories Dubuque Iowa They Were Close to Throne in Royal Entourage The four maids of honor to the queen of the band festival arc shown as they were Introduced by W Earl Hall master ot cere monies They are Virginia Sernctt Hampton Virginia Koons Britl Erma Tcan Martin Osairp and Florence Hart Humboldt Lock photo Kayenay engraving Marjorie Smith ot Clarion chosen queen of the North Iowa band festival isshown on the throne wifh crown and royal robes reigning over the giant spectacle at the grand finale held at the Roosevelt sta dium Tuesday evening Lock photo Kayenay engraving MJ Urge Fund to Back Antarctic Expedition WASHINGTON UP The state department whose request for to finance an expedi tion to the Antarctic was turned down by congress once has re newed its request on the ground that the United States must strengthen its claim to land in that area it was learned Thursday Counsellor R Walton Moore and Assistant Secretary George S Messcrsmifh appeared before the house deficiency appropriations subcommittee to urge adoption of the proposal 85 Homes Destroyed by Flood Man Drowns COLORADO CITY Tex Men women and children sal on housetops Wednesday and watched the flooding Colorado river sweep at least 85 homes from their foundations One drowning that of Olhc Marrow 60 salesman was reported His automobile was swept off a bridge The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy thun derstorms in extreme west por tion Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night and in cen tral and cast portions Wednes day night MINNESOTA Mostly cloudv thunderstorms Wednesday night and in cast portion Thurs day cooler in extreme south west portion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics Maximum Tuesday 85 Minimum Tuesday night 66 At 8 a m Wednesday 69 Rain 05 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 60 GRACE ABBOTT BURIED CHICAGO funeral services were held Wednesday for Grace Abbott who fought for 30 years against infant mortality child labor and juvenile delin quency YOUTH ADMITS FIVE ROBBERIES Dumm Bernatz 20 Is Bound to Grand Juiy at Decorah DECORAH Diliwin Bernatz 20 Wednesday was bound over to the grand jury on a charge of breaking into the Wegner Motor company and was released on 51000 bond According to officers the youth confessed robberies of five De corah business places The confes sion cleared up robberies of the Phil Johnson filling station Green Parrot cafe Haugens garage the Wegner Motor company and the High Life Inn The youth was represented by F p Th j ccl lo llcr throne by th E P Shea The case was heard Mrs Chester DcSart 4 HONOR MAIDS ALSO NAMED BY BEAUTY JUDGES Great Volume of Music Wells Forth as Massed Bands Play Numbers More Pictures on Pages Z 3 A crowd of approximately 13000 persons exploded into a roar of apprpval as Miss Marjorie Eileen Smith of Clarion was crowned queen of th e North IcswaW Band Festival dium Tuesday evening The nearly 2000 high school band members from Miss North Iowas and 42 other towns forgot prejudice and cheered and pounded their drums for several minutes as the brunet beauty left her chair among the other candi dates to mount her golden throne Name 4 Honor Maids So close was the decision of the special judging committee at the luncheon for the 40 queens at the Hotel Hanford that they recom mended the naming of four maids of honor These four were Virginia Ser nett of Hampton Virginia Koons of Britt Erma Jean Martin of Osage and Florence Hart of Hum boldt Their names were an nounced at the stadium by Earl Hall master of ceremohies and caused mingled cheers and groans from the grandstandas the members of the four bands real ized that their candidates had been eliminated from the title race Concert Is Given Disappointments were drowned in enthusiastic cheering soon after the naming of the queen Each of the steps in the ceremony was the signal for another demonstra tion as the royal robe was placeS on her shoulders bythe hostesses a huge bouquet of red roses handed to her after she was sealed on the throne and when W L Nichols general chairman of the festival placed the crown on her head The stadium program opened with a concert by the Northwood high school band under the direc tion of L T Dillon after which closed cars rolled into the stadium on the cinder track to bring the 40 queens to the platform Floats are Paraded Each of the queens marched around the platform after receiv ing an engraved compact from the hands of Carl Merkcl and the ap poarch of each gave rise to a noisy demonstration from the band which she represented The parade of floats followed with the throne ns the last to en ter the stadium The prize winners were announced by the master oC ceremonies First to the Elks club entry second to the Mason City Womans club third to the Y W C A and fourth to the throne entered by the Junior Chamber of Commerce Judges of the floats were Dr A B Phillips mayor of Clear Lake chairman C L McDowell super intendent of Eagle Grove schools H E LaRue president of the Osage board of education Mrs K W Harrison president of the Hampton Music Mothers club and Mrs Ida E Larson Swea City postmaster Massed Band Plays After the queen had been escort ed to her throne by the hostesses before Justice H F Bartell Twentyfive boys were ques tioned in connection with the rob beries Miss Bca Lynch Mrs Francis Dartand Mr Bob Ferguson and Mrs Kenneth Ncu the Humboldt high school band gave a marching demonstra ;