Oliver Troyer Family, 1941
PHONE wani'ads 4500 THE DAILY PANTAGKAPII, Troyers Win Typica Farm Family Contest Poll 261,560 Votes-Dickersons, Votes-Dickersons, Votes-Dickersons, Suffers Nexf BY TYPICAL FARM FAMILY CONTEST EDITOR. Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Troyer and their family of Danvers Sunday were named as winners of the Pan-tagraph-State Pan-tagraph-State Pan-tagraph-State Pan-tagraph-State Pan-tagraph-State Fair Typical Illinois Farm Family contest for this district district in ceremonies held at Miller Park during the band concert intermission. intermission. A crowd, estimated at 6.000 persons, was on hand for the awarding of the prizes. The Troyer family, who polled 260.000 votes to outstrip their near est rival by 9.000, was presented the first prize of a combination radio- radio- phonograph by Robert Ryan, man ager of Sears, Roebuck and Co. Also part of the first prize is a one day, all expense trip to the State Fair as an entry in the state contest. The second prize, a $50 Defense bond, Series E., was awarded to the J. F. Dickerson family of Leroy by Grover C. Helm, president of the First National bank. Ward Extends Greeting. winner or third place was the Leslie Sutter family, Towanda. Their award, Funks "G" hybrid red corn for up to 100 acres, was presented by Eugene Funk, Jr., secretary. secretary. A framed citation was also given the Sutter family. In charge of the ceremonies was Arthur Moore, managing editor of The Pantagraph. Congratulations from the State of Illinois were extended extended by William "Jake" Ward, general manager of the State Fair, The Troyer family, as winners in this district, will compete for the state prize with 14 other district winners. Winner of the state con test will receive a Super DeLwxe Fordor sedan plus a full week, all expense visit at the Fair as the guest of the management. Second place holder will receive a farm designed eight cubic foot General Electric refrigerator. ice Troyers won their title for this district by a last minute spurt to overcome a lead of 11,000 votes held by the Leslie Sutter family of FINAL CONTEST STANDINGS The final standings, in order, were: Oliver Troyer, Danvers 261trf0 .1. F. Dickerson, Leroy 232.310 Leslie Sutter, Towanda 203,180 Millard Thomas, Farmer City 190.720 Wendell Beeler. IHoomingtoii lfiO.RHO Karl O. Freed, Lexington.. Lester Keeser, Arrowsmith. .10.910 41.400 Charles Hoar, Arrowsmith 3.,6K0 Albert Hray, Wapella Walter A. Jiles, Arrowsmith Joe Vogel, El Paso Hugh L, Kirkton, El Paso 3.".4?0 35.410 3070 28.330 0. II. Elder, Lexington 26.870 Raymond Iteed, Towanda Harry Fienhold, Pontiae Frank L. Keeneth, Odell 18,110 J. C. Bess. Danvers , Anton Ilildebrandt, McLean Henry Frahm, Stanford James Lawless, Straw n Cordon Worthington, Pontiae Ernest Sanders, Kloomuigton Fred Oilman, Chenoa Ljie Fonger, Dewitt (George Armstrong, Clinton... Koy L. Alt, El Paso Merle K. Miller, I-aroy I-aroy I-aroy Rudolph Flentje, Lincoln 4.700 John L. Finnell, Chenoa 4,310 Walter Bielfeldt, Anchor John Srhroeder, Fairfoury , Howard Hieronymiis, At laud. . Orville Stinde, Sayhrook Clifford Hoyt, Deer Creek 5.610 ! 1.980 17,190 17.160 11,380 1 1.530 1 1,500 8,960 7.920 7,480 7.230 5.530 5.100 3.170 2,320 2,280 2,030 50 Towanda. They beat the deadline with 184,470 votes while the Sutters were able to poll only 116,550 votes. Give Strong Fight. This also enabled the J. F. Dickerson Dickerson family, who held third place the day the contest closed, to slip into second place in the final standings standings with their last minute deluge of 178,950 votes. The Millard Thomas and the Wendell Wendell Beeler families put a a strong fight for winning positions but fell short by a few ballots. The Thomases outdid. the Sutters on the final day by garnering 118,200 votes I L :-(. :-(. :-(. IIKAP Hlfi Scout and friend Solomon. but this brought their total only up to 190,720. The Beelers cast 104.100 for their final bid to stack up 160,-880 160,-880 160,-880 for the entire race. These two families head the list of 10 who will receive an air photo of their farm home with the compliments compliments of Scoop, The Pantagraph airplane. Spirited voting was noticeable of families in the lower brackets although although their chances of reaching top positions were considered slight. Many doubled and some even tripled their previous total In the final day's balloting. IDEAL FAMILY Mothers of Typical Farm Family Winners Give Ideas on How to Raise Children Christian Ideals Get Top Position On Guide Chart (Picture on Tage 14.) BY LEON OR CAMPBELL It s following the golden rule that wins friends, and it's friends who help you win farm family contests, the three winning mothers said Sunday. Mrs. Oliver Troyer, first place winner, says a typical farm family mother makes loyal friends if "when somebody needs help she al ways helps him." Mrs. I. F. Dickerson says the typi cal mother "treats people right, is friendly and teaches her family to lead a Christian life." Mrs. Leslie Sutter places her em phasis on organized community life ana says that "the good mother should take part in community life and make the community a neigh borly place where people are inter ested in community affairs and not so old fashioned that they cannot enjoy more modern amusements." Does Her Best. All three mothers were conscious cf what they thought was a moth- moth- BULLETIN Board EMERGENCY CALLS Urokaw hoplt ....... Ft. JoMph'i hoipKal .. Folic hnrr County laj Bioomlnpton fir department Normal lira department Phone . .3290 ,.4800 603 188 340 S398 BIRTHS. ana Mm. Raymond Horn. OrhnTi girl, born Saturday at St. Joaepb's Mr Ci-.v, Ci-.v, Ci-.v, ho p:ta: -i. -i. ki n rs. aieri JOOK. McLean, a txy tra Saturday at fit. Joeeph'e ho- ho- lr' " MrB- MrB- J- J- Edmund Sweeney, 814 . ' 7 t ",trm- ",trm- a toy. born Sunday aar. ana Mr Quentin Stoeckel. Belle- Belle- m ooy, corn Sunday at St. Jo- Jo- aar. laa air. Alvm Chambers, 612 '"'y avenue, normal, a boy, born Mon- Mon- Mr. and Mm. Rger Stamp, Farmer City, a girl, born Saturday at Mennonlte woe p ; : a i. Mr. and ,Mr. Read Hanback, 401 South . XI . 'zy- 'zy- -orawi. -orawi. K'rl, born Saturday sr. and Mn. w. O. 81Kler. 0 Heater vrnue. .wrma., a girl, born Saturday Mennonlte hospital. sir. and Mr. Herbert Johnston. 305 . m Mu'-ry Mu'-ry Mu'-ry freet. a girl, born Sunday "r na Mr. Xjrl Ruhrup, 1309 Wet jitw.nui Treet. a girl, born Monday Ms-rinonite Ms-rinonite Ms-rinonite hnltal. Fniwrml Notices. Card of Thanks, la Memorlam and Special Notice, Inline Inline minimum, $1.50 per Insertion; additional lines 15 each. Otpy for full toy's run will be accepted up to S p. m., day before publication end IS o'clock noon for final edition. FUNERAL VOTirsf Funeral eervicM for Mr. Eugene Otto ik orm at me nome eat of Danvere edreday afternoon at 2 o'clock (stand ard and at the Danver Preabyterlai h'.me after Tuesday noon. Interment Park CARD OF THANKS .me lami.y of the late Mr. Annie M. jo;i wn to thank thoae who ao klndiy "J "unng ner i:inee and buria Fpecia.y do we appreciate all the remem brancea while ie waa in the hospital. HARRY B. JON'KS MRS. GRANT REEOE, MRS. J. M. MILLER. ALBERT NIEPAGEN FLORIST Flowers for Every Occasion IiW E. Miller St. Thone 386 ers duty, and were not hesitant In saying it. Mrs. Troyer was amused that anyone should ask her how she had gained sueh popularity for herself and her family. The only way she could explain it was by saying "I've just done the best I could." Rearing 10 children is no great problem, she thinks. "Oh' I don't think it's any harder than rearing one or two," she said. "After you've learned how with the first ones, it's easy." She says that by the time the younger ones come, the older ones have grown and can take care of themselves pretty well. "I think you should always keep tab on all of them, thoueh." she declared. You can't just let "them do any thing they want to do." Lots of Company. The essential qualities of k good farm wife, Mrs. Troyer says, is that she be kind, friendly, easy to get along with, a good cook and, she added, "When somebody comes un expectedly she should take it with a grin and do the best she can." And people do visit the Troyer family often because Mrs. Troyer, when asked replied, "Oh, yes, we have lots of company!" Rearing children Is not easy In wartime, though. Mrs. Troyer Troyer said they had bad times during during the last war and didn't always always have enough to feed their children then, but now things have Improved and these are the best times they've ever known. Airs. Dickerson and Mrs. Sutter have definite ideas about the kind or people they'd like to see their children married to. Mrs. Dicker- Dicker- son wants her boys to choose farm girls who'll "be good pals to them." They must also be able to cook and keep house and work anywhere they're needed in an emergency. An Independent IJfe. And she wants her three boys to stick to farming. "In farming." she says, "they have an independent life, a healthful one, and they make strong friendships. Success for them means working for themselves and not by the hour, not lacking the necessities of life and having inends and friends is the most im portant of all." Mrs. Sutter says. "My girls can marry whomever they please." She says she won't choose husbands for them, but she does hope that they'll choose nice fellows, and that tneyii be in love with them. If they happen to marry farmers they can expect hard work, but she knows they can do it because at times they've taken complete charge or the work at home. The qualities of a good moth-er moth-er moth-er she says, are "putting her family first and building up the standards of home life. And that's what I like about this contest," she said. "It does Just that." When asked what her standards for ideal family life were, she ans- ans- swered, "Not wealth. That doesn't matter much. What I think is important important is satisfaction, happiness. contentment and health, and those are ideals to be achieved for them selves and for others. Mrs. Sutter believes In the 4-H 4-H 4-H club and home and farm bureau work. It is by organizations that farm children gain the social ad vantages that city children have. ine mothers were unanimous In saying that they had not had "hard lives," they'd all had their ups and downs, as they put it, but the good times had more than balanced the bad ones. St. Will 88th Rev. To As St. Matthew's will be 83 the present B. Cope, will here with the The church formally J v Itev. day, Sunday. announcement speaker for Clark Kuebler guage university, meeting at months ago. Dr. Kuebler the standing cese of at St. Luke's will speak in the dents and In cial service, church. The Rev. Sunday story of the clared men agea with offer, but resources ine pastor ChrUH useJl two small tudes so God the little man The choir, organist. have a . 'or August. r i u i 4 s . a - -w -w . a "s 'sa - -mr -mr i a r -w-a -w-a -w-a -w-a ar UNUSUAL GARDEN. Herman F. Beyer (left). 1315 Kern Mreet. Normal. In one of the most elaborate rock eardens. replete with several castles, hhown with George Zinn (center), and John Anderson. Visitors are welcome.