Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 27, 1973 · Page 16
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 16

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 27, 1973
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14 -fotoburo Reotettf'Moff, (Safesbum til Friday, July 27, 1973 By, Jft )RMA CUlWmOHAH (Staff WH*») J togives much thought to feen bean or oucumbatf I'abottt everybody in light : : -of fxxfey's Ariswng food sup... pty ana SKyrocMiing prices, ;<y »xt week's Knox Oounty Fafr3li giv* agricidtorists a .•HshflB to stmt theif staff be- f$»£pitirinl city ibtfkv 'TOatys housewife hM to v recognize «|rtculture and its -henefita as never before, and §3het$Ja itd, better place to get "J MM > «t the farm and its products thin a county fair," ? WenUrtl Farris, secretary of I the Knox County Fair Board •x said recently. The laoth annual Knox •- Gouatit. Fair will open Tuev - dajCflW a ftday run. It is the ateond oldest fair in lUmoi*, ranking only one year behind the Logan County Fair at Lincoln. Records of ihe fair show that it has missed only one year of Its stand when Civil War troops were billeted at the fairgrounds. While runs were cut short during World War It and during a poHo epidemic in 1949, a fair has been staged every other year. COUNTY FAIRS attempt to bring a taste of life on the farm to the urban resident. They got their start in an era when the nation was largely agricultural, and farmers took county fair week as their "vacation." Farmers brought their best-looking dairy cow and their prize cu- Taking on New ambers to the cotftty fair realize that agriculture must rodeos, aim and swapped stories about be recognized," he pointed only in ill crow and methods with other out. "What was once ft* * haw bmtmi or City cumbers to the coanty fair Hid Strapped stories about crops and method? with other farmers. But rural life has changed Mf a a idlyin the past few years - and now a society which has become urbanited looks forward to fair week as a chance to see'what changes have been made and to relive an earlier day when they may have milked cows and done chores. "YOU'VE GOT to remenv ber that 90 per cent of people who today live in the city have some background on the farm," Farris commented. "With hogs selling at $50 a hundred, even people who are not farm-oriented have to realize that agriculture must be recognized," he pointed out. "What mm once fiat t» a ^^S . ^^Ms^tj ^S^^ a^U^tl^t* Cm tW> aaSJBr,' BP nc . granted.. HP/ tina haa otHaj* whva all teajnwRjni of mm. twpuftatten must la. 'mtm m WnH 0: MsVpORaaj OH mm larnTf ana; jMna no OBMT, pface ta lam (ban a em*} ft*," flm seat Farrta said fiat one mdfca. \ Hull QW» awn TESRBHHS nBfw aKaVBani) IMRSI SI.IWM. •ctivRJes is Knox County's response to the rodeo which will be part of the fair's attractions. Fair planners who get to* gcther regularly at conventions and organization meetings have come to realize that an auracuon western states, in popularity and afia», "Rodeos ia at Madison CJ^^plaJoa'^" iFtt^^'" Maid .TmruNHmmmm wc/mvaaa n poaaanjF ,ai ibw tedei'fe Sjuul rmaiiilsj, nil nHo a us ana lanaairaer fte touiJaj i*mm cliff- vntiiptre where we followed the darJng exploits of our favorite cowboy," Farris said. Farrit aaid fair directors have learned that spectators are fait learning the finer points of bulidoggjng a steer or riding a bull and have come to accept the rodeo as Sprint Car Racing Fair Weekend Highlight International Motor Contest £ Assn.lIMCA) sprint car races £ will highlight activities here % next weekend in the 130th an£ nual Knox County Fair. Cars will receive the startle ing flag on the half-mile dirt oval on. Friday and Saturday , nights with thne trials beginning at 7 o'clock and races at 8 o'clock oh both evenings. National Speedways Inc., will officiate. Motorcycle races and a demolition derby will be featured on Sunday, the final day of the fair. Regional and local riders will be in the run for the money in the motorcycle races sponsored by Silver Rims Motorcycle Club. Races begin at 1 p.m. Local drivers will also be competing in the demo derby scheduled for 8 o'clock in the evening. RESERVED grandstand and bleacher seats are available ATTOID THI 12011 box County Fair July 31 thru Aug. 5 lnfwtafcwii«Ht and Special Events Evary Afternoon and Evening Mak* Gab Ward Your Headquarters For jSporting Goods and Toys \ •TROPHIES • LETTERING • ENGRAVING ATHLETIC GOODS - SPORTING GOODS 43 S. Prahio St. — Next to large City Parking lot Judging Begins Tuesday^ WillRun Through Saturday Judging of entries in all classes at the Knox County Fair will begin Tuesday afternoon and continue.through Saturday's open hog show. Here is a daily schedule of judging:TUESDAY: Pork carcass contest on-foot show ..... Afternoon Horticulture, agriculture products 1 p.m. Flowers 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Steer show - — .1 p.m. Culinary, canned vegetables, preserved fruits and dairy 9 a.m. Domestic Arts - 9 a .m. Hobby show and crafts ^9 a.m. Poultry -•— —10 a.m. THURSDAY: Junior show, beef breeding cattle 1 p.m. Steer show 1... 3 p.m. Hog show , ,10 a.m. Sheep show L 10 a.m. FRIDAY: 1 Open show; hogs, breeds ._... 8 a.m. Beef cattle show; breeds 8 a.m. Sheep show; breeds and market class — 8 a.m. Steer show; championship 3:30 p.m. Flower arrangements Afternoon SATURDAY: Open show, hog show, breeds „ 8 a.m. for all events. The sprint car feature races promise plenty of action with two of the top contenders for the 1MCA championship, including point leader Thad Dosher of Topeka, Kan., entered. Dosher will be the man to beat in the expected large field of carts. He is well out See 'Sprunt'(Continued on page 19) (alt of a fair's attraction. "It 's certainly true in Knox County. This is our first year for the rodeo, but we havi been very surprised at the demand for advance tickets," the fair secretary said. Entries at this year's fair ere keeping pace with previous years and may even surpass other years when all statistics are tabulated. Farris said that entries are "holding up well in each of the departments, with none showing unusual strength or weakness. "While we do, of course, have entries from outside the county, most of our entries will come from Knox County," Farris said. PLANS HAVE piograaaed smoothly in prograiniHing the 1973 fair, according to the secretary, with no unusual problems. "Our cost of operation is going to be up Just like everything else, but 1 guess that's to be expected," he aaid. There have been no major improvements to buildings or grounds for this year's exposition, but plans call for the back of the new grandstand to be enclosed in the next year or two. Projections are for increased attendance at the 1973 run. ''Income is up both on the agrtodtural ind aidaWial scene. If the weather cooperates, we're looking forward to ir much larger attendance," Farris iafcl. The planting M dene; the acts are booked; the a /timato are ntftE hopeful cakes will be popped into ovens at the last minute, and starting next Tuesday, the prkte and produce of Knot County farms win be on display for an admiring public to view. AT Th« 120th KNOX COUNTY FAIR HARNESS RAC/A/C- TUES..WID..THU*S..FKI July 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 6 Big Roces Both Trots and Paces Eoch Day 1:30 P.M. You know how much more it costs to farm today- and you still don't have NITE LITE protection? 71 Nobody has to remind you that the investment in a successful farm today amounts to big business. Illinois Power's Nite Lite service is inexpensive insurance for your investment in equipment, vehicles and buildings. An outdoor Nite Lite casts a broad; bright beam of light around your property, a strong deterrent to thieves, vandals or any prowlers. Nite Lite turns on automatically every night at dusk, and off again at dawn. You pay only a single, fj^t rental fee per month that covers installation of the Tight, maintenance and all the electricity' the light uses. Your neighbors who have Nite Lite service will tell you it's not only good protection but also handy for after-dark chores. And it means peace of mind for your family. If you don't have it, ask about Nite Lite service at our office. ^ /rs OUR BUSINESS TO S£W£ YOU BSTT5* ILLINOIS POWER NIGHTS FIRST TIME IN KNOX COUNTY WED.-THURS., AUGUST 1 & 2, 8 P.M. WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO America'* roughest sport at its ruggod bast with cowboys and cowgirls competnlg for world championship points on the West's toughest, double rank livestock. RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEATS Phono 289»2714 for Advanced Tickets UNRESERVED BLEACHERS Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Only Main Gate Admission '1,00 A Car Load Before 4 PM

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