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The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Wednesday, April 5, 1939, p. 7, col. 4

Former Mason City Youth Pledged by Sigma Delta Chi
Bruce Baumgardner Has Oustanding Activities at University of Iowa

Bruce Baumgardner, former Mason Cityan and now junior in the University of Iowa, has been pledge by Sigma Delta Chi, national journalism fraternity, according to word received here Wednesday.

The SUI student is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baumgardner, former Mason Cityans, now living in Marshalltown. He formerly attended Monroe school and had one year in the Mason City high school.


Bruce is studying journalism and business law at the university and is a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. In his first year he was named city editor of the Daily Iowan and appointed director of intra-mural athletics for 3,000 college men living in private homes.

During his freshman year at the university Bruce won the light heavyweight berth on the university's golden gloves team that went to Cedar Rapids last year.


At the present time Bruce is master of ceremonies at the Silver Shadow, the university dry night club, and in charge of the photography staffs of the Hawkeye, the Frivol magazine and the Daily Iowan.

During the summer months Bruce is assistant superintendent of the Chicago and North Western railway quarries at LeGrand. Bruce and his younger brother, Dexter, also have leased part of the quarries, installed machinery and have engaged in the livestock and poultry mineral business under the name of the Hawkeye Mineral company.

Submission by Kay Ehlers, July 13, 2005



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