Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 6, 1963 · Page 17
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, September 6, 1963
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Golesburg Register-MoiLGglesburg, III. Friday, Sept. 6, 1963 IB Gaye Mikesell Crowned Queen of Bushnell Festival 'HARVEST' WAS THEME OF FLOAT ENTERED BY BUSHNELL FIREMEN'S AUXILIARY. MISS GAYE MIKESELL Royalty Ceremony And Parade Open 3-Day Attraction BUSHNELL — Miss Gaye Mikesell, 18 - year - old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orth Mikesell of Bushnell, was crowned queen of the Bushnell Town and Country Festival in ceremonies Thursday evening at East Side Park. Crowning the new queen, who will reign over the festival through its Satur day night closing, was Miss Anne Evans, the 1962 queen of the festival. Miss Mikesell was one of six candidates, all graduates of Bushnell-Prairie City High School, who sought the title through votes made available through purchases at participating business establishments. With the queen's selection, the other contestants became members of her court. Enrolled At Western The new queen, sponsored by the Jolly 20 Club, is enrolled at Western Illinois University, Macomb, as are Miss Diane Moore, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Moore of Avon, sponsored by the Bushnell Lions Club, and Miss Shan Varner, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd R. Varner of Prairie City, sponsored by the Bushnell Mothers Club. Miss Janet Ginther, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Ginther of New Philadelphia, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club, is a student at the Graham Hospital School of Nursing, Canton. Miss Diane Harris, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harris of Bushnell, sponsored by the Bushnell Rotary Club, is a student at Illinois Normal University, while Miss Terri McDonough, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. K. McDonough of rural Bushnell, sponsored by Victor Rebekah Lodge, is employed in Bushnell as a bookkeeper. Thursday's activities, with the parade as the initial event, also included a greased pig scramble at 4:30 p.m.; entertainment by the Lamoine Valley Blue Grass Singers, preceding the crowning of the queen. Shape Two Divisions Judging of the parade covered two divisions, organizations and commercial floats. The entry of the Order of Rainbow was judged the best organization float, with second place going to the Assembly of God Church. There was no third place rating as four entries shared honorable mention honors. They were Bushnell Firemen's Auxiliary, Prairie City Firemen's Auxiliary, National Farmers Organization (NFO), and the Bushnell Lions Club. Rating first in the commercial division was the entry of the M & B Furniture Co., with second place going to the float of The Elms, McDonough County nursing home. The float of the Farmers and Merchants Bank was awarded third place in this division. Vegetable show and flower show judging began today at U a.m. Tex Ritter appeared in a performance at East Side Park at 3:30 p.m., with a second appearance scheduled tonight at 7:30 o'clock. Hog weigh-ins were slated to start at 5 p.m. and continue until midnight. Bill Soapbox Derby Saturday's activities open at 8 a.m. when needlecraft show entries are to be received and continuing until 10:30 a.m., with the judging at 11 a.m. Weigh-ins for the Soapbox Derby will start at 10 a.m., with the derby, to begin at 1 p.m. on East Barnes Street. Free barbecue sandwiches will be served Saturday at Railroad Park from 12 o'clock noon until 3 p.m. East Side Park entertainment at 3 p.m., will be by the Three J's, who also will present the entertainment at 8:15 p.m. Hog show judging and the championship showing of hogs will start at 9 a.m., with the hog auction slated at East Side Park at 7 p.m. Post R«vue The Pork Chop Revue, with a cast of trained pigs, will be presented at East Side Park at 6:30 p.m., and will follow another festival entertainment feature, a water fight, which will be staged at 5:30 p.m., at West Side Park, across from the fire station. A street dance, with mixed dances, starting at 10 p.m., at West Main and West Hurst Streets, will conclude this year's festival. No admission charge is attached to the festival events, with the .sponsors listing patronage of the participating business firms as the "price of admission." Win in Pig Scramble Dennis Crowl was the winner in the pig scramble Thursday afternoon in connection with the fall festival. Other winners were: second, Jerry Nicholas, and third, LaVerne Hoyle. Cash awards were presented. George Paul was in charge of the event, with 24 boys participating. 'BUSY BEES' DEPICTED IN FLOAT OF THE ELMS, McDONOUGH COUNTY NURSING HOME WHICH PLACED SECOND IN COMMERCIAL FLOATS. MILITARY TOUCH WAS GIVEN PARADE IN ENTRY OF VFW POST AND AUXILIARY. Club Convenes Jolly 20 Club met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Virginia Campbell, with Mrs. Nadine Walters as co-hostess. A guest was Miss Gaye Mikesell, the club's candidate for fall festival queen. Winners of prizes were Pat Lafary, Virginia Elam and Barbara Olson. Bushnell News Notes The McMahill and Berkshire reunion dinner will be held Sept. BUSHNELL tftwt Corrwpoxvjtni 620 W. Hurst St., Bushnell. Phone Bushnell 519 Doublets Host Kin Gathering At Little York MAQUON—Mr. and Mrs. Albert Doubet and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dorrance Doubet and family, attended a dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Doubet of near Little York. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Godsil and Roger of Covina, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doubet and family, Charles City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. John Doubet and Mrs. Dorrs Newcomb, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Doubet and family, Farmington; Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Doubet and family, Trivoli; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Doubet and family, Pekin, and Mr. and Mrs. Steven Doubet and Janet, Yates City. Others in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Doubet and family, Carthage;' Mr. and Mrs. William Ritter and Brian, Miss Gail Godsil, Kirkwood, and Richard Waller, Monmouth. McCune Reunion Held at Storey KIRKWOOD — Annual McCune reunion was held at Lake Storey recently. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCune, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McCune and family, Lacon; Mr. and Mrs. Nat Davis, Varna; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Salter, Lomax; Mr. and Mrs. William Leonard and family, Rock Island; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shafer and Joe, Stronghurst, and Mrs. J. B. Alecock, Mrs. Kenneth Spears and family, and Mrs. Robert K. Miller, Little York. 8 at the shelter house at Monmouth Park. The Bushnell Rainbow Girls held initiation Wednesday evening at the Masonic Hall, • with the worthy adviser, Denise Mason, presiding. Margaret Powers was initiated into the assembly. The Entre Nous Club will hold a family steak fry at the home of Thelma Curtis Monday. Wedding Is in Germany SiflfiW wp Mr. and Mrs. James G. Ferris (Miss Carol Burdis) ABINGDON — Wedding vows were exchanged July 26 at the 97th General Hospital Chapel in Frankfurt, Germany, by Miss Carol Burdis and Sp.4. James G. Ferris. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Burdis of Durham, England! and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ferris of near Galesburg. The double ring ceremony was read by Chaplain Barr. Walking down the aisle with Major Earl Mitchell, the bride carried yellow roses on a white Bible sent to Germany by her sister-in-law. Miss Jeri Lynn Ferris, near Galesburg. Major Thomas Henry served as best man. After a wedding trip to Chiemese, Germany, the couple is residing at 21 Bron- neister A-7, Frankfurt. Germany, where both are employed at the 97th General Hospital. They will return to the States in the spring of 1964 after a trip to England. The bridegroom was graduated from Abingdon High School in 1960. Neighborhood Party Conducted ALPHA—Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Bohman were hosts at a neighborhood wiener roast Wednesday at their farmhome when about 60 attended. Their son, Raymond Bohman of Galesburg, showed slides of a trip in the West, which included Seattle, Wash., Crater Lake and other places in Oregon, Hell's Canyon of Snake River and Salt Lake City. ORDER OF RAINBOW FLOAT WAS FIRST AMONG F.NTKIKS OF ORGANIZATIONS IN THURSDAY'S TOWN AND COUNTRY FESTIVAL PARADE AT BUSHNELL. HELP SMOKEY FIGHT FIRES WAS THEME OF FLOAT OF PRAIRIE CITY FIREMEN'S AUXILIARY. Galesburg Register-Mail Photos by Dale Humphrey ABINGDON DOROTHY WH1TSITT CORRESPONDENT Home Address: 705 W. Adams St. Phone 531 The gyroplane looks like a cross between a windmill and a garden chair. City Council Airs Neglect Of Wheel Sticker Purchases ABINGDON—Wheel stickers of which to date only 1,132 have been purchased were topic of a discussion at Thursday night's Abingdon City Council meeting. Concensus of opinion was since many more cars than this number are owned and being operated by residents of the city, it is unfair for some to avoid purchase of a sticker. It was suggested the price be raised $1 per month, August price to be $5; September, $6; October, $7, etc. No action was taken by the council, but aldermen were agreed some penalty should be invoked for neglect, of sticker purchase. Bernard Kirchgessner's petition for subdivision was accepted. He informed the council the white rock is spread and ready for Gunther Construction Co. to put on the blacktop. The new state curfew, recently signed by Gov. Kerncr was read by Mayor Shipplett which specifies time youth under 18 must be off streets unless accompanied by an adult. A city's ordinance must adhere to the state rule and can be made more strict. Ordered To Enforce Law Ernest Curtis, police chief, and members of police force, were instructed to enforce the state law until a new city ordinance can be prepared and presented for approval. An ordinance was approved annexing the city playground and 5.1 acres turned over by Abingdon Chamber of Commerce lo Assembly Homes, Inc., of Illinois. Reports from the engineer so far have not been received on supplying water and sewer to the new nursing home site. The city desires to annex some land to the playground area and a letter has been written asking if any grant is set up for this pur-1 pose. It was pointed out when a city, employe has used up his sick leave for the year, no more is available to him. It is not accumulative and no extra pay is reecived for non use of sick leave. Water works department was directed to investigate the rusty water condition found on North Main Street. Sam Mangieri was given an order for UO gallons of sealer to be put on the new cement play area. Price was $157.50 or $5.?*; per gallon, and Mangieri will supervise the application. According to bills presented to the council, over 20 per cent of i the sewer and over 35 per cent of the disposal plant work has been completed. Discussed were condition of streets following sewer work completion. Galesburg Man Joins Boat Club Twenty-three Abingdon Boat Club members Tuesday evening in the hotel club room accepted Dr. R, G. Hickerson, Galesburg, as a new member. Dale Pruett, social chairman, announced plans for the squirrel and chicken fry Sept. lf> at 2 p.m. in the Jack Lucas timber. Members are being asked to take two covered dishes, card tables and chairs. Meat should be left at Bud Bevard's or Jack Lucas" residence before 10 a.m. at which time the committee will pick it up and take to the timber to cook. Drink, dessert and rolls will be furnished by the committee. Rain date will be Sept. 22. Several revisions to bylaws were presented to be voted upon at the October meeting and all delinquent dues must be paid by Oct. I. Refreshments were served by Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pruett and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sorrells. Abingdon News Briefs Abingdon Business and Professional Women's Club board will convene Tuesday at 7 p.m. in bank directors room. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bovard were in Springfield last weekend and attended the 18th annual production of the play, "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," at New Salem State Park Saturday evening. Abe Lincoln Players, Inc., of Springfield, made the presentation. Couple Moves To Remodeled Alpha Home ALPHA — Mr. and Mrs. Carl Potts of Peoria moved this week into the newly-remodeled residence owned by Wayne Lutrell. Potts is the mine inspector for Shuler Coal Co. here, replacing Benny O'Brien. Alpha Briefs Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kustcr of Galva and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nelson and family of Macomb were Sunday guests at the Wil- ram Nelson home. Mr. and Mi's. Daryl Johnson and family of Aledo visited Saturday with her mother, Mrs. Florence Cole, and at the Eugen« Wallin home. Miss Lolita Clark was hostess Tuesday to the bunco club when prizes were awarded to Mrs. Walter Scott, Mrs. Delite Baird and Mrs. Luther McNeil. Mrs. Gene Collingwood will be hostess in two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Weir Jr. and Miss Verna Jones left Wednesday morning for East St. Louis to attend the funeral for an aunt, Mrs. Ada Forsee. Mrs. Foi'see, who had visited here a number of times, was a sister of Mrs. R. L. Jones of Alpha. She died at a hospital there Sunday alter a lingering illness. Anniversary Celebrated at Neiv Windsor NEW WINDSOR - The birthday anniversary date of Mrs. Myrtle Thompson Sept. 3 was marked at a party arranged as a surprise to her, the evening before at her home. The following attended the event: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Moor* and family of Alexis; Mr, and Mrs. William Thompson and faro* ily, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Yerkey, Mrs. Emily Enstrom, Mrs. Oliver Monson, Arthur Nelson and John Burgeson. Mrs. Lyle Anderson prepared and decorated the anniversary cake. Borden Award H. M. Scott, head of the poultry division at the University of Illinois College of Agriculture, has been named 1%3 winner of the $1,000 Borden Award and gold medal for "distinctive contribution to poultry science advancement covering a period of not more than seven years preceding the annual award." READ THE CUSSIFTOU Slawburger 40c A deliciously diff«r«nt taste trtet. SIMMS DAIRY BAR tout* 41 ABINGDON i 1

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