Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa on January 30, 1957 · Page 81
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Oskaloosa Daily Herald from Oskaloosa, Iowa · Page 81

Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 30, 1957
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Oskaloosa's Own Kay Charms Entire Nation 0»k«looii,wtm«» Ker 4-H OSKAIOOSA accomplishment! were listed at length, with the comment. "Kay Butler is just the kind of nice, j intelligent fiii one associates with j ! a fine American family". And j ithe conclusion: "Quite a record' i f or an 18-year old firl from the! i country." j i£ay u now travelling through- I out Iowa, under the sponsorship I of the fence dealers, speaking in {different towns each day. Her* | audiences range from FFA clubs,! I to conservation groups, and high i i school assemblies; and her tour; Iwill last three months. ' : She plans to be an elementary I school teacher, and her fiancee . Duane Bunting is majoring in Animal husbandry. After gradua- j tion they plan to settle down in j the state to which she has brought | much fame. Yes, we agree, "Kay Butler is! just the kind of nice, intelligent! girl one associates with a fine i American family." jM.tt.ttir * "QUEEN OF THE FURtOW." Kay Butler, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Butler, Oskaloosa route three, enjoying dinner at the famous Empire Room in Chicago s Palmer House Hotel. They were entertained there during Kay'$ "Dream Week end" in Sept.. 1956. (U.S. Steel Photo) ARRIVING FOt THE ROSE Bowl festivities Kay greets other lew, g ; r | s wno rode with her on the Iowa float in the New Year's Parade of Roses at Pasadena. As Iowa's 1956 "Queen of the Furrow" her trip was sponsored by the American Fence Dealers. (U.S. Steel Photo) Admired By President As Well As to wa High School Students Oekaloosa's "Ambassador of' Oood Will Without Portfolio" is; a term which could most aptly: describe Kay Butler. j Without entering a beauty pa- = rade, or strolling down a boardwalk, Kay has charmed the en. tire nation, from President and Mrs. Dwight Eisenhower down to · the last resident of Oskaloosa, her j hometown. j It was her beauty, poise, personality, intelligence and ability to converse that won for her the title of "Queen of the Furrow", and enabled her to reign over the National Field Days and Plowing Matches which drew a crowd of 100,000 to the Jasper county site in September CERTAINLY XO higher tribute could be paid an Iowa farm girl who is beloved by her fellow students in her freshman year at Iowa State Teachers college. Acting as official hostess at the national plowing matches was only the beginning of Kay's colorful schedule of appearances. Her sponsor, die American Steel and Wire Division and American Fence Dealers of U.S. Steel corporation, were quick to take advantage of her winning ways. Directly after the matches they took her to New Tork, where she dined with Pearl Mesta, former iU.S. ambassador to Luxembourg and subject of the famous Broad'. way stage play '"Call Me Madam", . as well as other celebrities. i i Then she and her parents. Mr. 'and Mrs. Erwin Butler of Oska- 'loosa route 3 spent a ."Dream Weekend" in Chicago. There Kay appeared on national TV shows; : and bought, at the expense of her sponsor, $500 worth of clothes at M«r«h?'i Fields. Her purchases there sound like a list of what the well-dressed college girl should wear--an evening gown, fur coat of mouton. two skirts and sweaters, a wool dress, a suit, charcoal blazer and jumper. IT WAS ONLY natural that Kay should be chosen as one of the Iowa girls to ride on the Iowa float in the Rose Bowl parade and to cheer her fellow lowans toward victory. Commenting on Kay, the front page of the women's section of an early-January issue of the Los Angeles Times had this to say: "It takes a country girl to get places in a hurry. Kay Butler, 18, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, has already bad the privilege of lunch- ing with President and Mrs. Eisenhower and met end chatted with Adlai Steveasca." Kay's name appeared time and again on the san« page where other local won:en's news mentioned Princess Grate of Monaco. Bedda Hopper, songstress t;4iui Piaf, Consul-Genera; M. P. Lee of China and ether celebrities. In speaking of a soisthern California city, Kay happened to remark, according to the story: "It's fabulous and so clean. I have never seen such a clean city/' This observation prompted the Times to add: "Which should endear her to our city fathers who have been struggling with Utter- bugs." KAY'S LIFE on an Iowa farm was described, as well as the meeting of her fiancee in "an Knoepfler Takes Over Local Chevy Agency, Garage Several changes have been made in operations at the Knoepfler Chevrolet company in Oskalojsa following purchase of the :onr*rn last year by Robert J. Knoepfler, formerly of Sioux City. Kacepfler assumed ownership July 21 succeeding Paul "Toby" Thayer who had operated the agency here for almost 25 years. Physical improvements at the main building included a complete redecoration of the interior with the exception of the parts department. The parts department will be revamped and redecorated this spring according to present plans. The truck stalls for mechanical work have been rearranged and widened. And a new too! room, which will *oon t* ready for use. has been constructed. f y '" V?^' KNOEPFLER CHEVROLET COMPANY underwent a complete redecoration of the interior (as shown in the above picture of the new car display room} and added several new items of equipment last year after Robert J. Knoepfier purchased the firm from Paul Thayer. Some remodeling was also done as depart* merits were moved or enlarged. (Herald Photo) The radiator department, which had been located ia the main building at IIS north A street. has been transferred to the body shop building at 205 north A street. A pickup track--used by the parts and service department-has been purchased by the firm and is also used on the wholesale parts route. Lights have been installed at the used car let at 209 A avenue west to improve the night display. Several new items or equipment have been added to the service de- partmnt including a sun dis-'. \ tributor machine which is used for engine tune-ups. The John Bean Visualiner ha? been rede* signed to handle the new 14-inch wheels OE the 1957 model autos. : Knoepfler Chevrolet now has 25 full time and two part time em: ployees including a sales staff of five. The salesmen are: Charlie Davis, Car! Ryther, Chet Williams^ George Wassenaar, and Cresco . Smith. Dale Pace is the sales manager and Jake Van Der Wai is shop foreman. The parts manager i* Dale Miller and Jack Faulsen i* body shop foreman for the firm. GREETING PRESIDENT AND MRS. Dwight Jasper county, Sept. 20-22. Kay won the title D. Eisenhower was one of Kay's privileges as of "Queen of the Furrow" over a field of 850 official hostess for National Field Days and contesting Iowa girls. (Herald Photo) Plow Matches held southwest of Colfax. in COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE WASHING - WAXING - ACCESSORIES B. F. Goodrich Tires and Batteries Free Pick-Up and Delivery Cline's Taxaco Service DICK CLINE, Owner 1203 A Ave. E. Dial 3-9045 We're Proud of Oskaloosa's Progress Folding 2,200-Capacity Bleachers for New Penn College Purcased Through Mahaska School andOffice Supply Co. ALL-AMERICA CITY Everything In School and Office Supplies Equipment NEW GYMNASIUM Congratulations to the Mothers' March and to Wm. Penn College for their contribution In Improving The Educational System of Oskaioosa! Mahaska School Office Supply Co. and MAHASKA BO E. A. McFADDEN North Side of Square · Oskaloosa iNEWSPA'PERr RAY L. SWANSON _,,,., JM E WSPAPEIlR IC

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