Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 23, 1963 · Page 14
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 14

Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 23, 1963
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v Jufv ;.23 .^J8tt Stellar Attractions Are Featured for 1963 Show By hEO SULLIVAN Gates will open Monday morning for the 105th an- I nual Ktytit .County Pair at I the -fairgrounds in Knotf* ' ville and the activities will J continue all week, with the clos J ing set for Saturday night. Last ; year, the fair was changed fr&m 'the former 6-day run to a 5-day fair, but this year it returns to > the 6-day schedule J, Judging hi some departments, \ principally departments other *-tnan livestock, will swing into ac ^tion Monday, with livestock judg- l ing to move into high gear Tues ; day, starting at 8 a.m. « Special livestock judging in- r eludes market class steers, mar\ ket class lambs, live barrow J show, and a carcass contest. I Fair visitors will have an op';• portunity to view the grand I champion livestock in a special • "champions, tent" on the fair- l grounds in the livestock area. List Opening Day Events w - ^ The opening day will bring the ^-first of four successive afternoons of harness racing, which .« «» •* •V !* ffll • «' K* *» ®i' m «' *n •a * is 8* m *. • * Rex D. Johnson Grain Co. BUYING GRAIN DAILY Phone 483-3911 Oneida. III. will be on the program Monday through T h u r s d a y. Between races music will be fur .iished by the - Ahierican Legion Oalesburg Community Band each of the four afternoons. Also > as a free attraction, the fair association has arranged for Sky Diving each day of the fair at 2 p.m., 5 p .m. and 7 p .m., as parachute jumpers leave their planes at altitudes of 7,500 to 10,000 feet and drop to the ground, aiming their landing in front of the grandstand. Fair association officials have booked what they feel is a top entertainment feature and one entirely new to county fair circuits for the Monday and Tues da> night grandstand attraction "Guys and Dolls," the Broadway musical comedy, will be present ed both nights on a, stage and with special lighting and sound equipment. Advance sale of re served tickets, including. 400 chairs on the track in front of the grandstand, has been in progress for several days under the direction of the Galesburg Junior Woman's Club. Popularity Grows A tractor pulling contest, growing popularity of which resulted in ;. switch from daytime to nighttime last year, will be held. Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., pre- Remember ... SOUND INSURANCE IS PEACE OF MIND... More Protection at a Lower Cost. MILLERS' MUTUAL OF ILLINOIS INSURANCE U AUTO • HOMI BUSINESS Tony Lischwe 411 Bank of Galesburg Bldg. Ph. 342-4621 ceded at ? o'clock by a parade of new farm machinery. Auto racing will take over the mile fairgrounds track Thursday evening and will again be Offered as the Friday night attraction. Following the four afternoons of harness racing, quarter horse and pony races will be presented to fairgoers Friday afternoon, starting at 1:30 p.m. Also in addition to the running races, there will be contests for riders of quarter horses. ; Closing out the grandstand at' tractions for the week' will be Aut Swenson 's Thrillcade, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m. Midway Organized This year's midway, fair officials reported, will offer a wide variety of rides, shows and attractions as the Blue Grass Shows make their initial visit to the Knox County Fair. A chil dren's matinee, with reduced prices for rides, has been scheduled Saturday afternoon. Also on the midway will be a Merchants Tent in which will be displayed products and services of Knox' County manufacturing firms and business establishments. Activities at the fairgrounds in preparation for the opening of the fair have included construction of a new hog barn and wash ratks, repairs and renovation of buildings, treatment of the roadways against the dust, problem, moving of a considerable quantity of dirt to make way for the special stage, and general cleanup of the grounds. The admission charge each afternoon will include free grandstand and bleachers, with free bleachers in the evening, when there will be a reserved seat charge for the grandstand. Tractors are involved in more farm accidents than any other farm implement. But other machines have higher accident rates because they are used less. Based on hours of operation, the com-, picker is the most dangerous farm machine. Property losses from farm fires have increased steadily since 1940. In 1961 the total was $163 million, an increase of 155 per cent in 22 years. NEW HOG BARN— Roy Myers (left) and Wayne Rosene (right), both directors of the Knox County Agricultural Board and Pair Association, view the new hog barn at the fairgrounds in Knoxville. Myers supervised the construction of the new facility, which was designed by Rosene. DIRECTORS CONVENE—Shown as they appeared at the fairgrounds in Knoxville, prior to a meeting as officers and directors of the Knox County Agricultural Board and Fair Association, are, front row, left to right, Robert Gordon, Roy Myers, Ray Swanson, president, L. W. Cramer, ex-officio vice president, and Glen T. Moore. Second row, left to right, Wendell L. Farris, secretary-treasurer; Wayne Rosene, vice president, and Oscar L. Olson. Not present at time picture was taken were Fred Clark and Harold Carlson. Fair Board Lists Two New Members m tact 3 4* m m m m M* m m f» m KU a* DANCE AT THE KNOX COUNTY FAIR EVERY NIGHT 9 p.m. to Midnight On the Midway Concrete Platform MONDAY NIGHT, JULY 29 FEATURING Dale Thomas & His Band (Davenport Coliseum Ballroom and Dot Records) Also AL JENNES (Fredlo Recording Artist) TUESDAY NIGHT, JULY 30 FEATURING Dale Thomas & His Band Special GUESTS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, JULY 31 FEATURING Al Jenness AND THE TOWN & COUNTRY BOYS Also headlining a Country Music show in front of grandstand before the tractor pull. THURSDAY NIGHT, AUG. 1 FEATURING Billy Robbins The Country Rhythm-Aire's at the Midway Pavilion. ALSO ADDED ATTRACTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 STARRING Larry Armstrong & His Bond Rock-n-Roll, Twist, Western Swing TWIST CONTEST SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 FEATURING Al Smith & The Westerners Round and Square Dancing Program* Presented by the Mississippi Valley Country and Western Mgsic Association KNOX COUNTY FAIR July 29 thru August 3 The Board of Directors of the Knox County Agricultural Board and Fair Association, which is handling arrangements for the 105th annual Knox County Fair, July 29-Aug. 3, at the fairgrounds in Knoxville, has two new members this year. Glen T. Moore of Oneida was named to fill a vacancy caused by a resignation and Robert Gordon of Victoria became a board member to fill a vacancy caused by the death of a director. Other •board members include Ray Swanson of Galesburg, president; L. W. Cramer of Knoxville, ex-officio vice president; Wayne Rosene of Knoxville, vice president; Wendell L. Farris of Galesburg, secretary-treasurer; Oscar L. Olson of Galesburg, Roy Myers of Knoxville, Fred Clark of DeLong and Harold. Carlson of Knoxville. , . In addition to regular sessions throughout the year, the directors, during the weeks immediately pre­ ceding the opening of the fair, have met' each Monday evening at the fairgrounds. The directors also serve on the various committees which handle advance preparations and details of fair operations. LEE IMPLEMENT CO. SALES AND SERVICE Oneida, Illinois Phone 483-2811 McCormick Tractors and Implements — Brillion Mulchers International Trucks — Gehl Forage Equipment — Knoedler Burr Mills — Hanson Sprayers — Roof Mowers. is a word that often goes ivith "celebration." And America?$ banks—indeed, all Americans —have good reason to celebrate the Centennial, or 100th anniversary, of the National Currency Act of 1863, That Act in effect ere* ated our present "dual banking system" of state and 7iational banks; and that system has contributed immeasurably to America's progress-through service. A Tryst Company MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Main it Keliogg Offered at Fair "Guys and Dolls," a musical comedy, which remained on Broadway for more than three years, Was later reproduced in England, and also was made into a motion picture, will be presented at the Knox County Fair on the evenings of Monday, July 20, and Tuesday, July 30i The present tour I represents the first time this production has been .pre* sented to county fair audiences. Headlining the cast of the show is Peter Palmer, star of "Lii Abner>" oh Broadway and in the movie of the same name. He has the role of Sky Mastersoh in "Guys and Dolls." Palmer has a long list of appearances at hotels and on television shows in addition to his stage activities. Last season he starred in "Oklahoma" production at the St. Louis Municipal Opera. Palmer played football three years at the University of Illinois, winning his letters in his junior and senior years and playing in the Rose Bowl game. Hold Top Billing Top billing among the feminine roles in VGuys and Dolls," when presented at the county fair, is held by Cathy Emma; recently seen as the feminine lead in the off-Broadway show, "The Fantas- tics." As Sarah Brown, "The Mission Doll," in the present production, she will sing several of-the hit tunes, and will sing a duet with Palmer. In addition to being star of the NBC Artist Showcase Series, Cathy Emma has had lead roles with the Lyric Opera Company, appeared as featured soloist with NBS .Symphony in concert, the same roie with the United States Steel chorus. She also has made several television and radio, appearances. 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