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Superman Day


Wednesday, July 3, 1940

9:00 A.M.-- Superman Day: Registration at Field of Special Events for athletic events.
9:30 A.M.-- Youth and Occupational Trips to business machine exhibits, 1:30 P.M., to art and design exhibits; start from Science and Education Building.
10:00 A.M.-- Superman Day: Preliminary heats in athletic events and preliminary judging in Super-boy and Super-girl Contest.
11:00 A.M.-- American Poets' Fifth Congress on "The Declaration of Independence in Poetry" at Washington Hall.
  -- Baseball School in Court of Sport with Tex Carleton, Babe Phelps and Pete Coscarart of Brooklyn Dodgers as guest instructors.
11:15 A.M.-- Superman Day: Radio Show at Assembly Hall.  Repeated at 12:45
12:00 Noon-- Mu Phi Epsilon Day: Concert by Marjory McClung and Mary Frances Lehnerts and Ruth Bradley at Metropolitan Life Theatre.
12:15 P.M.-- Superman Day parade of floats, elephants, midget autos, Boy Scouts, Super-boys, and the Superman himself from Theme Center through the grounds to Empire State Bridge.  10,000 balloons, some containing coupons entitling holders to Superman prizes, will be released.
1:00 P.M.-- Mu Phi Epsilon Day luncheon at National Advisory Building.
1:15 P.M.-- "Jiggs" Day luncheon for George McManus, creator of the cartoon character, at Ford Building.
1:30 P.M.-- Dr. Louis I. Dublin of the American Museum of Health interviewed over Radio Station WWRL.
2:00 P.M.-- Alcohol Education Committe Day program addresses at Assembly Hall.
2:30 P.M.-- Superman Day: Final eliminations in athletic events at Field of Special Events.  Charles Atlas, famous strong man, guest of honor.
3:00 P.M.-- Czecho-Slovak Baptist Convention of America and Canada at Temple of Religion; addresses by Rev. Edward Catlos and Rev. V. P. Stupka; music by Choral group.
4:00 P.M.-- Mu Phi Epsilon Day: Concert by Thelma Jerguson, Evelyn Swarthout and Mae Baron, sopranos, at Metropolitan Life Theatre.
  -- "Jiggs" Day: George McManus is host of children in cast of American Jubilee at Winter Wonderland.
4:30 P.M.-- Superman Day: General Assembly in front of American Jubilee for presentation of awards at 5 P.M. and selection of Super-boy and Super-girl by Frank Buck, Eleanor Holm, Buster Crabbe, Ray Middleton and Lucy Monroe.
  -- White Owl Amateur Television Contest at RCA Building; $5 cash prize to winner.  Entry blanks obtainable at White Owl exhibit.
5:00 P.M.-- Retreat parade by U.S. Navy Battalion and U.S. Navy Band in Court of Peace
5:30 P.M.-- U.S. Army Band concert at Federal Building Terrace.
6:00 P.M.-- Twilight Hour concert at Temple of Religion by the Wooding Southland Singers of Philadelphia; address by Rev. Shelby Brooks.
6:15 P.M.-- World's Fair Band concert at Wahington Statue.
7:30 P.M.-- Inter-Faith Fraternal Week program at Temple of Religion.
8:00 P.M.-- Czecho-Slovak music by Odboj Men's Chorus at American Common.
9:15 P.M.-- Lagoon of Nations spectacle, "All America".
9:30 P.M.-- Grayce and Graham, dance team, in exhibition of tangos and sambas at Brazilian Pavilion Restaurant.
9:45 P.M.-- Award of free automobile in Golden Key Contest at Magic Circle.
10:00 P.M.-- Mississippi River Boat Race in fireworks at Liberty Lake.

A schedule of events from the July 3, 1940 "World's Fair Daily," contributed by Randy Duncan.
"Superman Day" events are in blue.

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