Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 19, 1963 · Page 13
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, August 19, 1963
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Section 2 - *—•—™— • E wHbMHHl T £omic Spoft* Clmtlfted Established January 15, 1836, J1 .^^-.,... JjJj -'-•--.,,,, - .. ......... ___„ __ __ __ ALTON, ILL., MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 7c Per Copy LtolGltfV Staff Writer to be a btirtjikln; to get, the most out of; a statrfair, if hat goes fot ^evatyttody, Iheiudlhtx QOVJ otto 1 ' kerfle*, w«r must get dbwn off his off Ida! pedestal to get any fun out of It, v- in the first place, a fussy guy wouldn't put up with the back* stage mesa and confusion, not to mention the smell *— and you get accustom'ed to the latter after a halkdayor so. The hog pens, for. example, are not exactly In the running for mad- ame's scent-of-the-week prize. A dress-up crowd might retain Its aplomb without Interruption In the grandstand or In the coliseum, hut not on the coliseum floor or on the racetrack or In the barns or Jostling through the crowds consisting of clumps and Individuals, thousands of them, all trying to struggle along In different directions. The Short Outs To make any time In moving on foot from one area of the fair to another, the old-timers cut through buildings. This reporter was talking with Her. schel Gowens of 2600 Tulanc, Alton, about the Shetland ponies he trains at the fairgrounds for William Royer, when a sizeable gent hove Into view and scurried past — it was Jack Beebe, one-time operator of ABC Bakery — now Colonial Bakery — in Alton, Jack did a double-take, walked back and said he was now interested in farming and has the tallest' corn in the state. An old hand at these things, Jack was sparing himself the struggle outside by short-cutting through the horse barn. ' On Thursday, when William Tracy of Jersey County led his three-year-old Holstein bull, Traland's Honey Boy, to a series of first prizes and a grand championship, the Coliseum crowd saw in the situation some tight little drama. There were some imposing bulls on hand and be. d. W. Wleheke, 94, of the Jetsey County frUlUraisifig faftl- ly, stayed at (he .fair for oniy about ah hour this yeflf. "He's always stayed all day before this," Joe said. JERSEY DELEGATION AT FAIR Mrs. Harold Pjirsell (at rear) chaperoned this Meier, Catherine Berger, Martha Knieger, Virginia Jersey County delegation to the state fair. Photo was Fritz, Mrs. Parsell, Larry Parsell and Bob and Mike occasioned by'blue ribbon bagged by Angus held by Wock. Bob Wock. In photo, from left: Robert Berger, Gregg another outfit was there with at least 40 animals, whereas Tracy had but seven.-The i big' outfit was' set up like a first class championship. The big outfit with all o£ Its spit and polish had lo pick up the crumbs in the form.-of second and third racing stable — a squad of at prizes. This, of course was true tendants, all uniformed, everything set up in showmanship style. State Fair Drama Tracy had only himself and a Jersey County youth named Bill While. The crowd began to •sense the turn things were about to take when Traland's Honey Boy, led by Tracy himself, who had about an Inch of cigar protruding from his nonchalant face, was awarded first place in the aged bull division. A few minutes later the bull won the Land of Lincoln division and the senior championship and, iinally, the grand television and motion picture drama. •Mrs. Tracy, the former Marjorie Conklin of Jersey County, came down from the stands to clutch the ribbons and pose for pictures. She brought along their daughter, Barbara, 9, and complained because another daughter, Cindy, 11, who was ill at home, couldn't be on hand too. A son, Ted, 5, Mrs. Tracy said, was to small to experience the rigors of showing cattle at the fair and he, too, was at home. The Holstein show drew some other local participants, includ- ing a father and daughter team, Leo and Carol Day of Jersey County, who did not show a bull, and Truman Pocklington ofj riding higher than groceries in a mining camp consisted of a group of Jerseyans chaperoned Shipman, who always turns upl b ^, Mrs ' Harold jF-arsell.^In this with several enlranls. " "~ " High-Riding Crowd A crowd lhal seemed lo be group was Mrs. Parsell's daughter, Sharon, 16, a junior at Jersey Community High School. Sharon described the SHE LIKED FAIR Sharon Parsell, who described state fair as "a ball," actually was washing this polled Hereford when photo was made. fair as "a ball" as she look the 4-H Club dress revue and catlle shows in stride. The Parsells exhibited polled Herefords and Sharon doubled in brass with the curry comb and scrub brush. In this Jersey group was Bob Wock of Jersey, who won a blue ribbon in the 4-H show with an Angus steer. Also on hand, and under Mrs. Parsell's general supervision, were Mike Wock, Virginia Fritz, Martha Krueger, Gregg Meier anc Catherine and Robert Berger Over in the fruits and vegetable exhibit where Joe Ingle of Calhoun County annually presides, Joe shook his heac sadly and remarked that things simply aren't as Ihey used to Member of The Assodated PreSB.^ 38 YEARS AS AGENT Madison County Mutual AUTO INSURANCE CO, STANKA GARAGE State Street NoHh Alton Dint MO 5-8880 DAVID ARST FURNITURE Mr, Russell Wade is p/ecrsed lo announce MR. RUSSELL WADE Is now associated with us as Sales Representative. He brings with him 30 years experience In the Home Furnishings field and we extend an invitation to his many friends and customers to visit him. DAVID ARST FURNITURE 449 St. Louis Ave.—ot the Viaduct East Alton NEED NEW FRAMES? LARGE SELECTION PROMPT SERVICE SAVINGS For EARLY In The WEEK! NATIONAL FOOD STORES 504 DELMAR—NORTH ALTON 337 E. FERGUSON—WOOD RIVER EASTGATE PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER EXTRA EAGLE STAMPS! FRESH AND LEAN GROUND BEEF . . LB. FREE 50 EAGLE STAMPS WITH .THIS COUPON mid a $2.50 purchase or more ' Excluding Tobacco or Fresh Milk Products. Redeemable at Your Friendly National Food Store. Offer Expires Wednesday, August 21st, Limit One Coupon to a Family. 49 c YOUNG AND TENDER SLICED BEEF LIVER ••••••••«• 39' U. S. GOV'T. GRADED CHOICE BONELESS BEEF STEW * 69 C TOP TASTE AC, BY THE PIECE BRAUNSCHWEIGER .Lb. 39' "DAWN DEW" FRESH PRODUCE! SNO-WHITE HEAD FOR REFRESHING HOME MADE LEMONADE JUICY LEMONS DPI, In • Cello Bog 49 1 CHARMIN~7c OFF BATHROOM TISSUE 4'"29 C \*. • . , PRICES GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2Ur • „ „ , < '"* •* * ™ - % v £ *j n ; j, t . , .. PENNEY'S ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY SHOP LATE TONIGHT! EASTGATE EAST ALTON SCHOOL COTTON FROM OUR TOP MAKER!! Hear that school-bell ringing? It's ringing for you! Yes, girls' cotton dresses going on sale today at these stock-up prices! Be in first to buy your little girl the bright solia and plaid cottons she'll wear all year long! Tailored to Penney's specifications for easy care, lasting fit. (They machine wash so beautifully). Wise mother will get them by the half dozens «riay© enough money for lots of little extras. Hurry in! Sizes 3 to 6x and 7 to 14»,. Similar to illustration. ' CHARGE THESE VALUES AT YOUR EAST ALTON PENNKY'S Shop 10 m,m, tp 9 p,m, MONDAY through SATURDAY EASTGATE PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER of U,S, Highway 67 and Niagara Avenue

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