Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 27, 1973 · Page 21
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 27, 1973
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fridav. July 27, 1973 19 Harness Racing Readied Fur Week of Fair Action Harness rating returns to this area heat weak with trotters and ptters helping to kick off the lJWh annual Knox County fair Tuesday afternoon. Fair officials predict that thousands of harness racing fans will fill the grandstands for four consecutive days to watch speed programs with a total purse of $l%m. Three events will be held each day with the final harnesa raeing program on Friday afternoon Opening of the speed program Tuesday afternoon will feature three events-two for trotters and one for pacers. A large fleM of entries is expected, according to Kay Swansea, president of the Knox County Agricultural Board and Fair Assn., and more races than the scheduled 11 events will probably be run. JACK MANK1NS will headline the racing action. Man* kins, driving a 2 -year old trotter, set a track record of 2:11 in lffl. Local drivers entered include D. G. Insko of Insko Stables, Bill Hughes Stables of Gilson and DeWayne Mai* lie of Knoxville. The format of the harness program will alternate each day with two paces and a trot on Wednesday and Friday and repeat of the opening lineup on Thursday afternoon 's program. The total purse is $4,500. The first two races are $500 each and each final event is $3,500. Races will be held on the half-mile dirt track at Knoxville, which requires deft handling by the drivers for maximum speed on the straightaways before entering into the sharp and treacherous.turns. Trophies will be awarded to winners in each event and are donated by Galesburg and Knoxville merchants. Races are scheduled to get under way at 1:30 each day. McDonald's And Tht 120th Annual Knox Is "Your Kind of Place' lake MCDONALD'S Your First Stop On the Way To the Fair. AN EGG McMUFFIN BREAKFAST IS THE PERFECT WAY TO START YOUR DAY! McDonald's THE CLOSEST THING TO HOME... LOOK FOR THE GOLDEN ARCHES* 1100 N. Henderson St. Fight To Keep Hambo at DuQuoin Gaining Steam By SAM HANCOCK DU QUOIN. 1U. (UPD - William ft. "Bai" Hayes U says tht battle cry "far sport's sake, keen the Hambtetonian in South- em Illinois" la not falling on deal ears. Mayes, 3?, is president of the Du Quoin State Fair which has hosted the premier event for i-year-old trotters since 1957 and la leading the charge to {prevent eastern interests from wresting it away from DuQuoin. "I'm optimistic, that 's my nature and 1 hope I'm being re* "Loss o! the race here would be a blew, to the Grand Circuit in the Midwest including Spring* field, 111., and Indianapolis," he said. Hayes aaid he expects strong bids from at least two New York tracks —perhaps in the $200,000 class. One is expected from the State Pair at Syracuse, N.Y., and the other from the Saratoga Harnesa Racing Inc. and the New York Racing Association for a setting at Saratoga. The Northeastern New York alistic," said Hayes, who saidiCommittee for the Golden Ham he does not underestimate the seriousness of the expected bids from New York groups. Directors of the 21 -man Ham* bletonian Society, including Hayes, will meet at the lab?* grounds here Aug. 21, the day before the 1973 Hambletonian, to open bids on staging the race after 1974. A decision is expected sometime in October or November at a meeting of the society in New York.. 'Rallying to the Cause' "People in the area and in the state are rallying to the cause," Hayes said. He said he regarded as a "good sign" the recent announcement from Arlington Park that it would not submit a bid. bletonian has minted 25,000 medallions to sell at $5 apiece to assure 25,000 prepaid admissions. At Du Quoin, the Hamble­ tonian will pay about $131,000 if there are 10 starters this year unless the pot is enriched" through state efforts first announced during last year's Hambletonian. Special Trust Fond Under the proposal negotiated by the Illinois Racing Board a portion of after-tax proceeds from an extra Saturday night race at eight Illinois tracks would go into a special trust fund for Hambletonian purses. "The plan is still alive, and I understand there is about $55,000 in the fund now," said Hayes. Such an addition might not reach the level of opposing bids but at least would keep Du Quoin competitive money-wise, Hayes believes. The first Hambletonian was held at Syracuse, N.Y., State Fair in 1920 and alternated between there and Lexington, Ky., for four years. It was moved to Goshen, N.Y., in 1930 and remained there through 1950 with the exception of a 1943 setting at Yonkera, N.Y., until it was moved to the betless, lightning- fast one-mile oval at Du Quoin in 1957. New York interests want to move it back to its birthplace, claiming Du Quoin, located some 80 miles southeast of St. Louis, is too remote. Cites Record Books Hayes goes to the record books to point out that before Du Quoin winning times of the Hambletonian never had been below 2:00. In the 16 years at Du Quoin only four winners have failed to better 2:00 and 23 of 42 Hambletonian heats have been below 2:00. Super Bowl iced the cake last year when he trotted the fastest mile ever for a 3 - year * old, 1:56.2 in the second heat after a 1:57.2 first heat. An all-out effort is under way to put a capacity 18,000 persons in the stands on race day. Some high schools have indicated they will send students in buses on a field trip to the fair to see eight NASA exhibits, including moon rocks and other exhibits and also to see the Hambletonian. Senior citizen groups are be­ ing mobilised and special events are being arranged to cater to their fancy. Some towhs have bought bill* boards to advertised the Ham* bletonian theme, including two subscribed to at Padueah, Ky. "I feel as if there Is a lot of support," said Hayei, "1 think they believe us when we say that we are in trouble." There will be a few other extras at this year's Hambo in* chiding a concert by the University of Illinois marching band and the traditional dance of Chief Illiniwek. Tri'County Feeder Tour Will Take Place Saturday STRONGHURST — The annual Tri-County feeder tour will be held Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. Tommy Williams, president of the Illinois Angus Assn.-, and Guy Price, editor of Big Farmer, will be special guests on the tour. Stops planned include the Bob Francis farm two miles east of the Kirkwood Texaco Station at 3 p. m.; the Paul Boulton farm 3V4 miles west of Kirkwood at 4 p. m.; Weir Angus Farm three miles west of Biggsville at 5 p.m.; the Don Zurmuehlen farm a quarter-mile south of Gladstone at 6 p. m., and Delabar Park, one mile north of Oquawka, at 7 p. m. A slide presentation on the Ed Smith purebred Chester White swine farm will be given at the final stop. A steak barbecue will follow the presentation. Tickets for the dinner should be purchased in advance, and nonfarm guests are welcome. The Almanac Today is Friday, July 27, the 208th day of 1973 with 157 to follow. / The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. - Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. French novelist Alexander Dumas was born July 27, 1824. In 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was established, later to be known as the Department of State. In 1909, Orville Wright set a world record by staying aloft in a plane for one hour, 12 minutes and 40 seconds. in 1953, after two years and 17 days of negotiations, the war in Korea was declared at an end. In 1954, Britain and Egypt agreed on terms ending 72-year British control of the Suez Canal. More than 193 million automobiles are registered in the world. | Legal Question KNOX COUNTY FAIR Main Gate Admission n OO A CAR LOAD Q. It was bad enough when my next door neighbor built a carport so close to the property line: that the rainwater runs off the roof and onto our property. Now, he has resurfaced his driveway so that it dumps water onto our driveway which is parallel to his. Does our property have to serve as his drainage canal? A. No. An owner whose property improvements cause water to drain onto his neighbor's property can be required by a court to take corrective action if he refuses to do so voluntarily. Mother Nature's drainage ways, of course, are another question. For example, the natural flow of ground water from one fanner's land to a neighbor's lower land is not considered an illegal encroachment upon the latter's property. And the same goes for a hilly town, where the runoff from one property to another is due to differences in elevation. —Illinois State Bar Assn. Sprunt(Continued from page 14) 3 Days Only TUES.-WED.-THUAS. Bring The Whole Family FOR ONLY H .00 A CAR LOAD Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. Only Before 4 PM INCLUDES FREE AUTO PARKING in front in the point standings and has a chance to widen his margin in the Knoxville event. Last year the native Kansan finished fifth in the division but already has a feature victory to his credit this season. Top challenger to Dosher will probably be Ray Lee Goodwin of Kansas City, Mo. Goodwin, defending division champ, trails Dosher by 295 points but is known as a steady driver and cannot be counted out. It was on the Knoxville track last year that Goodwin took over the division point lead, a lead he did not relinquish the remainder of the season. Also entered is Dean Shirley of Middleton who fared well last year. On two consecutive nights of racing Shirley finished second and third, respectively. NO LOCAL drivers will be competing in the sprint car event as Galesburg's Jerry Blundy is recovering from injuries received last month in a race at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Blundy had the point lead and was going for his third straight IMCA championship last year but lost his front- running position to Goodwin, who went on to win the division crown. Goodwin won the Friday night feature race last year, while Dick Sutcliffe. Greenwood, Mo., won the Saturday night championship race. JrJt ^ntfK InifcfcflV fllfcffldl ^^^^ Through tht) Carriage House Doers You'll Find the Ethan Alien SALE OF SALES Attend Both The 120th Knox Co. Fair and the ETHAN ALLEN HOME FASHION SALE CONTINUES Sove from 10% to 20% Now, you'll find a great selection of Ethan Allen furniture and upholstery, plus a large assortment of lamps, accessories, floor coverings and bedspreads — all at big savings. We also have professional home planner on hand to help you make the right selections. Mon. and Friday Open Till 9 PM Ethan Allen Gallareis 'We can help you have the home you want CARRIAGE HOUSE 248 E. SIMMONS ST. Across from Large City Parking Lot

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