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Monday, August 25, 1975
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Country §:.*>> . •. * MOIftftft PHOTO 1927 tractor revived at fair ByDONHUHM nOBJflnf r AlfH >Mt nf When told by members of the Bedford Future Farmers of America (PFA) that they would have a rust-coated, 1927 tractor snorting before the-day over, an Iowa State Fair visii said: "Bet a beer you don't." Gordon Kennedy, the Bedford FFA adviser and agriculture teacher, replied: "No doubt .about it-it will be running.' 1 The bystander wasn't around five hours later when the antique, steel-wheeled monster .was brought roaring to life after years of inactivity. Restoration of the old tractor by the Bedford FFA is a Taylor .County bicentennial project, and the FFA chapter has all kinds of plans for the old machine. The International Harvester model 15-30 will be displayed — and demonstrated — by the chapter during the na- t ion's bicentennial and at events at Living History Farms, northwest of Des Moines. "Pretty Simple" For Kennedy, there never was any doubt about getting the old tractor running again. "It's pretty simple, really," he said. "The big problem is finding parts." The tractor was hauled to the State Fairgrounds last week for 'a day-long farm mechanics demonstration. FFA members began overhauling the tractor about 9 a.m. and had it running before 5 p.m. ;> Kennedy, who. managed to find a manual for the tractor, said the work was hot much different from work the FFA members have been doing on more modern tractors. The Bedford FFA members also have restored several old Farmall tractors. , The 1927 International Harvester later will get a new coat of paint and trimming for bi- rentennial .parades, demonstr* lions and displays. •-" Original Owner >; ' The. International was obtained from its original owner, George Barrens of Lenox. The tractor derived its most common name, the "15-30," from the fact that it was built to provide 15 horsepower at the drawbar and 30 horsepower at the Deft, Kennedy said. "This tractor is the forerunner of the row-crop tractor that sparked the great American ag- ricultujral revolution," he said. Kennedy was unsure how the the old tractor, with its steel lug wheels and wealth of steel and;iron, escaped beingjis scrapped for metal during World. War II — like many other farm tractors. "But I'm glad it. did," Kennedy said. "It provides us with a bicentennial project that really has our FFA members enthused." Jones to head Iowa Falls chamber •The RMlitWt lewa Ntwt Servtct IOWA FALLS, IA. -David Jones, 28, of Sioux City, will begin work as executive director of the Iowa Falls chamber of commerce Sept. l. Jones has been executive director of Junior Achievement of Siouxland. He succeeds Richard Burton, who held the post for eight years. Bicentennial tractor Here's the 1187 model tractor being restored as a U.S. bicentennial project by the Bedford Future Farmers of America (FFA). The motor was over-hauled and started running during a day-long demonstration at the Iowa State Fa ir. Working on the machine (from left) are Larry Mick, II, and David Wabton, 16, both of Bedford ..and the FFA advisor, Gordon Kennedy of Bedford. The tractor will be used In p arades, displays and demonstrations daring hi- centennial celebrations. 30 RUN CHURCH FAIR FOOD TENT FAIR \Continued from Page One the bread and wine symbolizing the body and blood of Christ. he service was over within 25 minutes and members went back to their kitchen posts to prepare for the luncheon diners who soon would begin arriving. "It's nothing elaborate," said Potter. "It's just that we take the time to pause." (A short prayer was held at 10 a.m. every day during the week, too.) Need Income "~ Few churches continue to serve meals during fair week, but the Rev. Ralph Speer, pastor of the congregation, said his church needs the income. It takes about 30 persons at if time to run the food operation. Some church members, even used vacation time to work at the fair, Potter said; The food is served in a wooden structure built by church members about eight years ago. But for many of the 60- some years that the group has operated a food concession, a tent was used. "We used to have an old sawdust floor with an old tent on top," said Potter. Those were the days, too, when members grew the vegetables to be served to keep overhead costs down. Breakfast was served then, too, meaning the cooks on the early shift had to begin wo'rk at 4 a.m. Now, however, breakfast not served and workers show up at 7 a.m. to begin lunch. By LARRY ECKHOLT Register Staff Writer IOWA CITY, IA. - City Park Zoo Manager Richard Lane says he has been sleeping less soundly at night since two 4- year-old spotted leopards moved in at the zoo here recently. Lane openly admits that he is afraid of the animals and he dreads the thought of hiving to work with them in the cold winter months ahead. The leopards are being boarded here for up to a year while their permanent quarters at an Illinois zoo are being remodeled. The cats are living in separate, side-by-side open air cages that measure about 5%by-15 feet with a 6-by-6-foot enclosed area in the back. The problems of feeding and cleaning their quarters in subfreezing weather is something that Lane says "I don't want to Sunday's Menu Sunday, for example, there was a choice of roast beef, ham, chicken or meat loaf, choice of baked beans or peas, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread and butter, a small salad and choice of pie or ice cream - all for $2.50. "You wouldn't think people would keep comin' in here for such heavy meals when it's so hot outside," said one church member. "But they do and I'm glad." On a good day, they might serve 1,000 fairgoers. That's judging by the 120 to 130 pies cut in seven pieces that run out before the day's end. ("And some choose ice cream instead of pie," added one.) Leopards at Iowa City Zoo are unwelcome guests think about now." Lane has already had one in- cident'with Buddy, the 150- pound male who has been mostly hiding out in the enclosure the past week. While Lane was hosing down the cages from an adjacent pen, Buddy ferociously crashed up against the fence between Lane and him. "He can move in a flash," says Lane. Question Zoo's Function The arrival of Buddy and Baby, the 120-pound female, has sparked a minor controversy here that centers on the proper function as well as the future of the small City Park Zoo. Two University of Iowa zoologists, Joseph Frankel and Richard B. Bovbjerg, sent a letter to elected city officials and the city staff which says they consider the placing of the leopards in cages such as at City Park "grotesquely inhumane, even by older inadequate zoo standards." In a second letter to the city, Frankel also expressed concern about the winter facilities for the leopards. He suggested that the city stick to displaying "small and mostly herbivores," noi exotic meat-eating animals such as spotted leopards. The animals were brought here about two weeks ago by Randall Carney, superintendent of the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, 111. In a telephone interview last week, Carney said he is satisfied with the leopards' Iowa City quarters because the animals will be here only nine to 12 months. Carney said the Bloomington zoo had to farm out its cat collection to various wildlife fa cilities around the country. He said the zoo had a difficult time finding temporary quarters foi its animals, so he is thankfu that Iowa City took in Buddy and Baby. Conditions "Acceptable" Iowa City Parks and Recrea tion Director Dennis Showalter said that, while the living con ditions for the leopards are no "ideal," they are acceptable. The matter is expected to come up for at least limitec discussion at Tuesday night' City Council meeting. Lane_sal he. hopes the leopard fuss to- cuses on the general state 7 o OPEN MONDAY EVENINGS 'TIL 9 Master Charge BankAmericard 710 WALNUT, DES MOINES 244-7110 High Stepping Socializes * Add $2 over tin 10 Luscious Leathers Natural Crop* Soles Fashion Detail For Class MELA Camel $27 Totiie 10 only CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-772-1755 Or Order By Mail Mailed Postage Free WATERLOO • DUBUQUE • MASON CITY • SIOUX CITY • OTTUMWA Blanche Park ends fair career By CARL VOSS Register Photographer Carl Voss again this year was one of the judges in the Iowa State Fair's pie competition. Here is his report: Culinary competitors at the owa State Fair will be relieved o know that Blanche Park of )es Moines has decided to call t quits. For more than 25 years, she ms been a consistent winner with her baked goods and jel- ies. But she says she'll never fill in another entry card. "It's getting to be too much," she said. "I'm 83 now, you know." At her 83 years, Blanche con* inued to do well in the fair udging Saturday. She was re* icrve champion with cherry jel- y and gooseberry jelly, and irst with her gooseberry jam. And her chocolate drop cookies took second. "But pies are what I really like," she said with a smile. "I'd take pie over cake any day." Her enthusiasm shows in the count of blue ribbons. Her blueberry pie was first in two-crust pies, and her pumpkin pie won first among custard pies. Her Florida Key Lime pie narrowly missed first place in the open class, while her straw- jerry cream pie was fourth in the one-crust frUit pie division. In previous years, Blanche has won more than 100 ribbons ("I stopped counting at 75 ribbons eight years ago"), and twice she has won the award for the best cookie in competition at the fair. The results of Saturday's judging: Twt-crwit fnrit — 1. Blanche Park, Des fY«. 2 rVf'W.u V K i . n . H ° rn '^ ?AAOln ^ 3 - affairs at the zoo, wmcft occupied a small corner of City Park for some 46 years. The zoo operates on a sma budget. The estimated cost o feeding the leopards for a yea alone will account for $1,000 o the zoo's 1975-76 budget o $2,500. There have been a few improvements recently such as additional fencing, to cut down on incidents of vandalism. Lane said the latest U.S. Dep a r t m e n t of Agriculture (USDA) inspection of the zoo was in March. Lane said last March the federal inspectors suggested tha the zoo improve sanitation am disposal of animal waste. Lane said sanitation is "atrocious" at the zoo since raw animal waste must be scooped up and stored in garbage cans for later disposal. Vote <sfck-in' CHICAGO, ILL. (AP) Union delegates representing 4,500 state public aid caseworkers and clerical personnel voted unanimously to conduct a statewide "sick-in" Wednesday to protest excessive workloads the union's president said Sun day. RtOIITBR PHOTO BY CARL YOU VaukM; 1 4.'BarDara-"steen; r&SftW/:.- 1. Mary Hascheld, Des LOffrepjo, o enche Park. Molnes; 1. Carolyn Loffredo, Ota Molnei; Moines; 4. Mary Hascheld. Many competitors squeezed into the^front row of seats Saturday, staring as the judges sampled 49 pies in the 3% hour feast. Blanche sat back 10 rows or more, cooling herself with a hand fan and displaying little emotion. The drone of the stock car races sifted into the culinary department^—located beneath the grandstands, and many sweaty bodies gathered, seeking refuge from the 99-degree weather outside. Did Blanche expect to win? "I always do well in pies," she said. "Now the Key Lime pie is real good and different — I thought the judges would like that. "But I was surprised my lemon meringue pie didn't win — it's always been a winner." Most would have been ecstatic to win ribbons on four pies, but Blanche was more concerned about the lemon pie that did not win. However, there will be no tomorrow for Blanche's lemon meringue or Key Lime pies at ;he fair. She will continue baking for nieces, nephews and neighbors, but never again for competition. Those for whom Key Lime pie is a favorite may like to take note of Blanche's near- prize-winning recipe: KEY LIME PIE Soak grated rind of one time in >/i cup of strained lime juice for one hour. Beat 5 egg yolks vigorously. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar. Strain lime juice to remove rind, stir In. Cook over simmering water, Ulrrlng constantly for about 5 minutes, or until custard l> thickened. Stir In 4 teaspoons She's calling it quits Mrs. Blanche Park, 83, of DCS Moines has decided to give Iowa State Fair culinary contestants a break by retiring from the contests. For more than 25 years she has consist* ently won_rJhboas-»ith her baked goods and jellies. She stopped counting her prizes when she reached 75 ribbons. That was eight years ago. Mon., Aug. 28, 1978 I DES MOINES REGISTER / 3 REFUGEES ILL IN DUBUQUE f M RiWittn lewa NIWI Service DUBUQUE, IA. - Some* Vietnamese refugees, who had reportedly been given health clearance at Fort Chaffee, Ark., before being brougfit to Dubuque in mid-July, are now being treated by Dubuque doctors for ringworm, hookworm, plnworm and whipworm. Twenty-one of the 34 refugees assigned to St. Columbkllle's parish, in Dubuque's hill district, were found to be infected and they are now responding well to the* treatment. the- Dubuque County Medical Society and the Dubuque Health Department said in a joint statement, that the diseases ar« not highly contagious and, because prompt action has been taken, there is no cause for alarm. Dr. William Dall, of Finley hospital, said the danger is past. Families who had the refugees as guests also received treatment. Dr. Thomas Benda, who is a refugee host, organized other doctors in his parish to aid in giving the examinations. Zavier hospital donated facilities. A second group of 12 refugees came to Dubuque Friday night. Health checks and possible treatment for them are being arranged. of gelatin softened In ','< cup cold water. Cool until filling begins in set, then add a few drops green coloring. Beat 5 egg whites stiff and gradually jeat In V? cup sugar. Fold the meringue Into lime mixture. Pile the Villlng into graham cracker shell. Top with whipped topping. CRUST FOR LIME PIE 1 cup eraham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons soft butter, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Bake for in minutes at 325 degrees. Slavic parley DUBROVNIK, YUGOSLAVIA (AP) — A congressional delegation headed by House Speaker Carl Albert conferred Saturday with Prime Minister Dzemal Bijedic at the summer resort of Kupari near here. CLEAN SWEEP IN GOAT SHOW Merrill Gruber of Cedar Falls made a clean sweep at the Iowa State Fair goat show Saturday and Sunday taking home the top award for all five breeds — Alpine, La Mancha, Nubian, Saanen and Toggenburg — and reserve champion honors in all but one breed. Dart^Considine of Portage, Wis., managed to take homi the reserve champion ribbon for the Alpine breed. Following are the first and second placings for each class: DRY DOBS AlPlne: One year, and under two years — Gruber and Consldlne; live months and under eight months — Consldlnt and Grub e r; under five months — Doug McKelvey, Marshalltown, and Gruber; Junior champion — Gruber end Consldlne. La Mancha: One,, veer and under two years — Gruber; five months and under eight months .— Gruber; under five months — Gruber; lunior champion ....._.. One veer and under two veers — Gruber and Consldlne; eight monthi and under one veer — Gruber and Al Buseman, Dumont; five months .and under eight months — Herman and Lola Graf, Ranlek, Mo., and Buseman; Jinder five months — Gruber and Consldlne; lunior champion — Gruber and Graf. Saanen: One year and under two veers — Gruber and Ahmaan Karr, Tonganoxie, Kan.; five months and under eight months — Gruber and Eleanor Sinebusch, Steamboat. Rock; lunior champion — Gruber One year and under two ' and Laurie Karr, Tonfl- .. . t months and under one year — Gruber and Consldlne; five nonths and under eight months — Cpnsl- dine and -Richard .Gfhrman, Mead, Neb.; mder five months — Consld ne and Mrs. •toward Jones, walcott; lunior champion DOB«VMMILK Orub * fl ATplne! Five years and older - Gruber and Karr, .jars'—Consldlne ai , anoxia, Kan.; eight montl ^ «^r. Ngenburgi years — Consldlne and Conildmei three years and under five Bl ____ __ ___'S under two years — Consldlne and'Gruber; mplon— ~ years — Consldlne and Busei years and under three years — mder two years — Consldlne ai , senior champion — Gruber and Consldfne. La Mancha: Two years and under three veers — Gruber; under two years — Gru- ten senior champion — Gruber. Nubian: Five veers and older — Dollar III! Herd, Logan; three years and under Ive years — Gruber; two years and under ihree years — Gruber; under two veers — Buseman and Consldlne; senior champion ~~ Gruber. Saanen: Five years and older — Sing- jusch and Gruber; three years and under 'Ive years — Gruber; two years and under hree years — Gruber and Karr; under [wo years — Gruber; senior champion — Toeeenburf:, Five years and older — Gruber and Jack Berth, Portage, Wli.i ihree years and under five years — Con- ildlne; two years end under for- Consldlne end Berth; under t... —. — Barlh; senior champion — Gruber and Berth. :%W:;:::W^^ fashion in fun NEWEST OF SLEEK HIGH FASHIONS Starkly tailored Hornback Swakara. Most sophisticated of Lamb family. Full skirt. Bell- shaped sleeves. Plush luxury of Fisher collar. $2,000 See our new high fashions in cloth and leather. KNEETER FURS ARE NEATER FURS 807 Walnut Dei Moinet, la. 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