Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 5, 1963 · Page 11
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, August 5, 1963
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Illinois State Fair to The Illinois Sjate Faif opening Friday at the fair* grounds in Springfield and the first fair held there Oct. 11*14 ? 1853, have little simi* larity except name, a comparison o! vital statistics discloses. In 1853, the fairgrounds com prised 20 acres of land, with 366 as the present acreage. The total premiums* $944, offered for the first fair now have been increased almost a thousandfold over that figure. The number of exhibitors this year, based on an increase over last year's 8,712, will be 11 times the 800 who were on the exhibitors' list back in 1853. Present valuation of fairgrounds buildings has been listed as' $12 million, with $16 million as the value of the entire plant. Located on the grounds are 94 buildings, including 40 cattle barns and the same number of horse barns. Shape Acreage v A breakdown of the acreage includes machinery field 20, tent 'and trailer city 35, conservation area 40, parking 125, race track, including parking area, 50. The present parking facilities will accommodate 15,000 cars. Grandstand and bleacher seating capacity totals 15,000 and the coliseum has a seating capacity of 2,688. Largest attendance total in the fair's history was in 1953, the centennial year, when it was estimated the count was 1,111,000. Children and Youth's Day will be observed Friday, opening day, when kings and queens will be crowned from among these groups. Listed as one of the highlights of Friday's activities are events inaugurating use of the new Junior Livestock Activities and Exhibit Building. Quarter horse racing has been scheduled Friday afternoon, with harness racing listed Saturday aft' mtxm and also each afternoon, Monday through Friday. The Hand Decorated CAKES • All Occasions • Blrtnaay* weddings SCANDIA BAKERY * LUNCH 326 E. Main St McMillan Holds Role in Conference Kenny McMillan of Prairie City, president of the National Future Farmers of America, is taking a prominent part in the 1963 youth program of the 35th annual national farm business conference of the American institute of Cooperatives at the University of Nebraska. The conference opened Sunday to run through Wednesday. McMillan is co-chairman of the entire youth program, and will represent the American Farm Bureau Federation on the. VIP youth recognition program Tuesday night. A graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School, McMillan is a.| son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith McMillan, a farm family in the Prairie City area. Theme Announced Theme of the 3-day meeting will be "Power in Partnership," according to Walter Jacoby, AIC director of youth education. The conference is the, largest annual gathering on farm business opportunities, techniques and problems, drawing over 3,000 leaders of farm business, credit, marketing, agricultural extension, and rural education, including an expected 1,000 farm youth and young farmers who will participate in their own discussion and tour programs. Youth scholars will engage in panel discussions on ways 4o be successful in farming and other careers in the agricultural business world and on how to utilize the services of farm purchasing, marketing, asd service organizations. They will study the American Economic System, and the future of cooperatives in the private enterprise system. They will meet heads of U.S. and Canadian rural youth groups, and young people from other foreign countries to swap personal experiences. The Institute is chartered as a "university" in Washington, D.C., and is the educational and research organization for farmer cooperatives. It meets each summer on the campus of a prominent land-grant college. ringfield Light Horse Show will be held each evening, except Sunday, from Friday Aug. 9 through Frl* day, Aug. 16, in the coliseum, where the Western Horse Show will be held Saturday and Sunday evenings, Aug. 1748. Quarter horse purses total $16,000, with 1408,000 for the six days of harness racing. Opening night grandstand entertainment will be by Castle's International 3-Ring Circus, with two performances at 6 and 8:30. Thirty-nine stars from Grand Ole Opry at Nashville, Tenn., with Ralph Emery as master of ceremonies, will take part in Saturday night's grandstand show. Bill Holiday on tee Starting Monday, Aug. 12, and continuing through Friday, Holiday on Ice International will be presented at the grandstand at 8:30 p.m., with a one-hour twilight matinee each day at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, will be devoted to Veterans Day activities, with competition by Illinois drum corps for $16,000 in prizes as part of the day's program. The Andy Griffith Show will be the grandstand offering Saturday evening, Aug. 17, following the championship 100-mile auto racing in the afternoon. Motorcycle racing will be the attraction Sunday afternoon, Aug. 18, closing day of the fair. News Notes of Smithshire SMITHSHIRE - Charles Bollman entered Mercy Hospital at Burlington Tuesday for treatment. Mrs. Wilbur Brewer of Lo/ell, Ind., has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Farrand Brent the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carlson, Vickie and Steve, spent Thursday and Friday in Chicago. Mrs. Lena Tinsman and daughter, Mrs. Mildred Dowell, visited in Farmington and Bonaparte, Iowa, Thursday with their uncle and cousin, Perry Pendarvis and Mrs. Mabel Craig. Mr. and' Mrs.. Donald White of Fort Smith, Ark., and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McCaw of Seaton spent Thursday with their aunt and sister, Mrs. Earl Allen. Linda, daughter of Mrs. Kenneth Dathers, is in a Monmouth hospital for treatment. MARCH IN LEGION PARADE — Drum and bugle corps step smartly down Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Sunday, in the Illinois American Legion parade. Approximately 6,000 members of the legion, members of their families, and units of national guard participated in the 2'/j -hour parade. The Illinois State Flag with the Stars and Stripes along side adds the finishing touch to this picture. UNIFAX Galesburg Band Marches in Legion Parade Among the 6,000 marchers led by Gov. Otto Kerner in the Illinois American Legion parade Sunday afternoon in Chicago was the 75-piece band of the Galesburg legion organization. The parade down Michigan Avenue climaxed the 45th state legion convention in Chicago. Four majorettes and a color- The strips of rind from half a lemon or orange will do great things for a pound of prunes. Add the thin lemon or range rind when you cook the soaked prunes. 6 DAYS ONLY! BEGINS TODAY! BUILD BABY'S PHOTO ALBUM vWITH Beautiful 5x7" photograph, for only 59 Non>9l«r» lights natural •milt*. Do your baby-bragging with a beau* tiful photo . \ ."worth more than a thousand words," Get a completely finished photograph for only .59*. You will not be urged to buy but if you wish the remaining poses they're yours for J.35 for the first, 1.25 for the 2nd and $1 for any additional AGf UMIT 5 years. One or two children TTXY PIN -UPS IXCWSIVHY AT PfNNIY'S per family will be photographed singly . UMM ...u»« UAIIBC. for 59 * each for ft* *r»t picture. Each PHOTOGtAPHirS HOUtfc additional child under five, 1.50. Ty#«day-Wed«w«,ay-Thyrsd*y, 9:30 'til $ - Monday ,nd Friday, 9:30 'til 9 Bride-elect Honored at New Windsor . NEW WINDSOR — Miss Nancy C. Carlson, bride-elect of John W Salter of Biggsville, was honored at a prenuptial shower Thursday evening at the Christian Educa tion Building sponsored by the Golden Circle, with 65 relatives and friends attending. The program announced by Mrs. Frank Rezner included tenor saxophone solo by Debbie Pinkerton, accompanied by her brother James; readings by Miss Sue Josephson and Mrs. C. W McGaughy. Also, a song and ex ercise by Connie and Dianne Schatteman, and a vocal solo by Sharon Borst, accompanied by Mrs. Harry White, both of Sherrard. Tables were decorated in the bride-elect's colors, pink and white, arranged by Mrs. Percy Streeter and Mrs. T. E. Nelson. Mrs. Gerald Swanson, Sharon Borst and Linda Bliby assisted the bride in displaying her gifts. Mrs. John L. Carlson and Mrs. Woodrow F. Salter, mothers of the couple, shared serving honors at the refreshment table. Hall Storage If you need more storage for linens and other household items, consider using the walls of your hallways w h i c h are usually wasted. If you panel your halls in some workable wood like west coast hemlock, it is easy to utilize paneling for doors on all sorts of storage units. Members and Prospective Members of The Newcomer Club will meet at the KNOX COUNTY COUNTRY CLUB at Lake Bracken THURSDAY Evening to enjoy the various summer activities offered there. A potluck buffet supper will be served from 6 • 8 P.M. Call hostess Mrs. Harold Canada 343-9850 for details if n£t contacted guard from the Galesburg legion headed the local band under direction of Ray Cramer. Military units from the Illinois National Guard, 5th Army and 9th Naval District marched with the legionnaires, their wives and children as part of the convention parade. Daley Marches More than 50 floats and motorized units and SO bands and drum and bugle corps marched. Other notables who tramped down the avenue were Mayor Richard J. Daley and Cook County Board President Seymour Si mon. Police estimated more than 50,- Qalesburg Rggfsfer-Mail\ GALESBURG, ILL., MONDAY, AUOWT S, 1 *83 SEC. S MOB It Legion Curbs Civil Rights Resolutions CHICAGO (AP)-The 45th annual state convention of the American Legion has rejected two resolutions urging support of President Kennedy's civil rights program. In their place, a legion committee has issued a general statement in support of civil rights "as proclaimed in the Constitution." Voted down Saturday were resolutions urgmg Congress to support Kennedy's program and a petition to Congress asking that the attorney general be vested with the power to seek injunctions against those practicing segregation. The resolutions were introduced by Irving Breakstone, a Chicago attorney and former commander of the Illinois Legion. Elected as the legion's new state commander was Morris Nooner, the superintendent of schools for Plymouth and Hancock counties. Nooner succeeds Eric Smith of the western Chicago suburb of Broadview. The convention elected James Finks of Shelbyvrlle as its senior vice commander. 000 persons lined the sidewalks to watch the parade. The 3'^-hour parade was reviewed by Morris Nooner of Plymouth, new commander of the state legion, and Eric Smith of Broadview, retiring department commander. Set Galesburg Concert Meanwhile, the Galesburg band will hold a rehearsal this evening is the American Legion Home, and will give a concert Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Central Park on the Public Square. The hand will play at the state fair in Springfield Sunday. Theaters, guided tours and ball game were arranged for the band members while in Chicago Saturday and Sunday. Washington State has 2,656 miles of salt water shoreline, including 1,114 miles of island shoreline. NELSON RETIRES - Walter W. Nelson (above) of Gales* burg, retired as salesman for National Biscuit Co. July 31, after 28 years of service. A re* tirement party was held for him at the Flamingo Club in Silvis July 27 and he was presented a U.S. Savings Bond from the Rock Island em* ployes. An exact copy of a package of Ritz crackers,- a product of the company, decorated the top of the tiered cake at the guest table. Nelson and his wife Lo* reda reside at 1431 N. Prairie St. The Nelsons are planning a Western vacation in the near future. A 4-H Club is an organized group of young people who carry on educational projects and activities under the guidance of the Cooperative Extension Service and a volunteer local 4-H leader. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! New Windsor Fair Again Plans Floriculture Tent NEW WINDSOR—The 24th annual New Windsor Fair, Radeo and Horse Show which will be held Aug 14-16 at New Windsor will again feature a floriculture tent. This display of flowers was started in 1951 and has been growing each year in exhibits. This year, awards will be given in 21 colors of gladioli and 42 classes in general exhibits which include most of the types of flowers grown in every flower garden. There are seven arrangements, also baskets and bouquets of flowers to be judged. In 1961 there were 277 entries and in 1962 there were 397 entries and $97.25 was given in premiums. The committee for 10 years consisted of the late Mrs. D. W. Rathbun as superintendent, with assistants Miss Mabel Coleman, Mrs. Carl Bloom and Mrs. William Flack. After the death of Mrs. Rathbun, the remainder of the committee continued to function with the aid of Mrs. Louis Yerkey in 1962. That year, they had an even larger display, thanks to the interest of the people of all Mercer and adjoining counties. Mrs. Carl Bloom is the chairman for the 1963 year, with Mrs. C. W. McGaughy, Mrs. Frank Rezner and Mrs. Emery Ziegenhorn assistants. Tliis committee hopes to have a larger and better year and will take entries Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 12 to 7 p.m. Exhibitors' tickets may be purchased at the office at the east gate. Vacationers Return to Toulon TOULON — Mr. and Mrs. Ar thur Franklin have returned home from a 2-month trip to California At Bcllflowcr, they visited his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Franklin; at Santa Ana they visited his cousin, Mrs Ernest Swanson, and at Van Nuys, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reebie At Los Angeles, they visited Mrs Franklin's cousins, Mrs. John VerPleates, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Greane and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Greane. The latter three are former Toulon residents. READ THE WANT ADS! DR. I. ERN5IEIN OPTOMETRIST * CONTACT LENSES EYES EXAMINED LIVING SOUND HEARING AIDS GALESBURG OPTICAL CO. 143-6317 or 341-3017 339 E. Mm la Houm i A.M. to 6 PM. Friday*: • AM. to HM 9M. WtdoMdar'f TU Noon. 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