Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 23, 1963 · Page 17
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 23, 1963
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Visu-matic Timer Installed the harness races durifig the Knox County Fair, will knaw the time of each quarter, half mite, three quarters and the hiile as soon as they are recorded this year. Pair association offt-. cials have arranged for the installation of a Visu-matic tinier. An electric eye will be installed' at each quarter pole and at the finish line. The breaking of the beam by the first horse reaching the pole automatically results in the time being recorded on the electric board located in the infield, in full view of the grandstands The timer for the 1963 faiv at the fairgrounds in Knoxville is the" same type as is used at the GALVA FARM EQUIPMENT CO. IMC — MCCORMICK Galva, III. Ph. WEB 2-2700 major race ; tracks throughout the country, . Harness racing, with purses totaling $10,000, will be presented four afternoons, Monday through Thursday, starting at 1:30 o'clock., Opens Speed Program ' (Mtirtg ' the speed" program smarted Monday, July 29, will be the trot for non-winhers of $6,000, art', overnight event In tvfo dashes for a total of $300, the pace, also an overnight event for rton- winners of $6,000, in two dashes for $500 in purse money, and the Northern Illinois Colt Association stake ra v ce s the three-year- old trot for $1,500. Trophies to the winners, ift tt\g" order of races,. Will be by Crown Motors, Inc., Galesburg Lincoln-Mercury Co., and O. T. Johnson Co. Two overnight events, each for $500, the trot; for non-wiriners of $2,500 and the pace for nomwin- ners of $1,000, are on the Tuesday program along With the NIGA two- year-old' trot for $1,500. Trophy h, iL... FAIR JULY 29 through AUGUST 3 FUNK'S HYBRID FOR MORE PROFIT PLANT AMERICA'S GREATEST HYBRID. "Consistently Good Year After Year" Swonson Seed Form R R 1, GALESBURG 342-8239 HEAD FOR THE STRKTCH-A closely bunched field of troltns is shown leaning into the turn at the head of the stretch, one ot the moments of harness racing which will be offered spectators at the Knox County Fair during four afternoons of racing, July 29 -Aug. 1. \shtdow Roll PACER'S HARNESS AND RIGGING -HMII Number Kind Drldlt S.ilkf Toe Weight TROTTER'S HARNESS AND RIGGING GEAR IS SHOWN— The various gear worn in harness races by trotters and pacers is shown here. The most notable difference is that the pacer (top) usually wears hobbles, leather straps which encircle the front and hind legs on each side to assure maintenance of the pacing gait. donors are McCreery Motor Sales, Galesburg Aerie 518, Fraternal KNOX COUNTY FAIR SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 ALL SEATS FREE SATURDAY AFTERNOON Bleachers FREE, Grandstand Reserved for Saturday Evening Performance. RESERVED SEAT TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE. Order of Eagles, and First Galesburg National Bank and Trust Co. Wednesday's races will include the. pace for non-winners of $2,500 and the trot for non-winners of $1,000, both overnight events for purses totaling $500 each. The NICA stake race will be the two- year-old pace for $1,500. Donors of the trophies are Arthur J. Nyman & Sons, Farmers National Bank, Knoxville, and the Bank of Galesburg. Concludes Events Concluding the racing program Thursday afternoon will be the free-for-all pace and free-for-all trot, both overnight events for purses of $500 each, and the three year-old pace, the NICA stake race for $1,500. Winners of the races, in order, will receive trophies from Galesburg Soft Water Service, Farmers and Me^ chanics Bank and ' Galesburg Chamber of Commerce. While this year, the overnight events have been listed under categories of non-winners of certain amounts, the racing card will be the same as in previous years, it was stated by Ray Swanson, fair president. It is £ matter of change of listing the names of the events and not the events, he added. All races, as in past years, will be operated with the mobile starting gate. A trophy will be presented by the Knoxville Business Association to the driver winning the most clashes during the entire racing program. base1wit mit WHITf SOX TIGERS 2 Games Today at 5:40 RAD SO THE SOUND CITIZEH im ON YOUR DIAL 1' Constructs New Hog Barns, Wash Rack on Grountf#|ii A rftajof improvement at the fairgrounds in Knoxville in preparation for the opening July 29 of the 105th annual Knox County Fair was construction of a new hog barh and wash racks. The new building, 200 by 38 feet, was designed by . Wayne Rosehe, vice president of the fair association, and was constructed under the supervision of Roy Myers, a member of the board. It contains' 120 stalls, each 6 by 6 feet. The roof is of Alcoa farm ribbed aluminum, with color ribbed aluminum gable ends. It has chain link farm fence over painted cedar side purlins. The interior was designed for move- Set judging Of Livestock At Knox Fair Judging in most of the non- livestock departments at the Knox County Fair will take place on the opening day, Monday, July 29, with the start of judging in other departments scheduled for Tuesday. . ,• |« The judging schedule follows: Monday, July 29 1 p.m. — Market Class Steers, Agricultural Products, Horticulture, Domestic Arts, Culinary: Canned Vegetables, Preserved Fruit and Dairy. 1:30 p.m. — Cut Flowers and Pot Plants, Amateur Hobby Show. Tuesday, July 30 8 a.m. — Beef Cattle, Sheep, Market Class Lambs, Swine. 9 a.m. — Poultry, Junior Domestic Arts. Wednesday, July 31 Continuation of judging in departments as nearing for completion. Thursday, Aug. 1 Floral Arrangements. Junior Department Flowers and Vegetables will be judged Monday, while time of the Junior Livestock judging is to be announced. ment of .traffic toward the show ring. In the old hog barn there are 124 stalls, use of which also will be made this year. Fair officials indicated that their projected plans include a matching hog barn unit, which will replace the older section of the present barn. Design Sit Stalls Immediately .adjacent to the new barn has been constructed a new wash rack for use by the swine exhibitors. This has six wash stalls and eight hose outlets, with adequate drainage. The show ring, it was stated, will remain in the older facility until the proposed added unit is constructed. The network of telephone lines on the grounds has been replaced by cable service.. Other improvements to existing buildings included re-roofing of five structures and renovation of the roof on the sheep barn.'The interior of the secretary's office has been completely redecorated. In preparation for the presentation, on the first two nights of the fair, of the Broadway musical production, "Guys and Dolls," an earth moving project was necessary in the area in front of the grandstand td pfovltfe spat* iw. ( the production's special Btygft»*'V }| r*, A ground crew ot four fl^tf-^ been engaged for several day* flro will work up to the fair op^mHi \ t , to get the grounds in c61idltro1t\ ,,\ for the fair. All roads withiHtfi*^ fairgrounds have been treated! with a dust inhibitor, dffld &fe said. HUTCHCROFT IMPLEMENT STORE "Your John Deere Dealer" — Gaelsburg, lit. New and Used Equipment DON'T MISS OUR DISPLAY AT THE KNOX COUNTY FAIR! TWO-CARS WITH STORAGE ALEXANDER LUMBER CO. 212 E. SOUTH ST. GALESBURCi, ILLINOIS BCYNC PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY With A Cast of well known Members of Equity 2 PERFORMANCES Monday & Tuesday, July 29-30 CURTAIN TIME 8 :7 JQ P.M. At The KNOX COUNTY FAIR KNOX.VILLE. ILLINOIS FEATURING Peter Palmer * CATHY EMMY Great Family Entertainment TICKET IN FORMATION 400 RESERVED TRACK CHAIRS $2,00 PLUS RESERVED 1 GRANDSTAND $1.50 3,000 Free Bi' eacher Seats Unreserved GALESft'URG TICKET BOOTH Walgreen Corner — Open 11a.m. to 5 p.m. By Galesb JU rg Junior Womens' Club FAIRGROUN OS BOX OFFICE OPEN 9 to 5 For Ticket^ Call 343-8208 or 289-9106 Al$o Carlson Y hardware, Knoxville; K&G, Abingdon, at id Bob's Market, Oneida. Colorful Costuming Beautiful Lighting Effects Unique High Fidelity Sound Projection Full Musical Score of Hit Tunes Colorful Suspended Canopy Extravagant Stage Structure f Ss^sm Regist^MoJI^gatesbufa,ill iTuesdav. Jufv 23. 19*3 ^jlgf!

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