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JULY 17, 1941 County Fair united from Page 1) la pat years, many of outstanding stables hi IJmcoln en route to State Fair and will be ightly in the society horse Irpeeia features of the ll include judging of the Queens Tuesday ev- Anlat 5; The coronation LOgan County" Thursday Alggust 7; the parade of livestock Friday at- Sad several coon dog races afternoon. Vaudeville outstanding compa- Will be presented oppo- I will be the dare-devil trapeze Vos Argentinos, a class tumblers; Kle from big time vau- & Dotty, the Young the sensational MerriLl in all departments the world and entries made with Wilbur E. Logan County Lincoln, Illinois. s Carnival will enter- the week and the class display of farm automobiles and mer- are assurecL 'I! Ask For 336 g'. to $3 O0 P ,b L.,--_ AID FOR '%et RSES & CATTLE" for Dead Hocjs tndering & r Company Illlnols 336 aad Charges. MOUNT P TIM]gS-NgWS. MOUNT PULA$KL II,LINOI 00tian County i Cor n Detasseling at Faier !U laY 02o?h00r.00,/Peak on Thorp Farm ino' Outstanding County Fair," t Corn detasseling reached its opens at Taylorville, Sunday, July[ peak at the Claude Thorp farm 20. This year's fair has several ! east of Wapella :Monday, when i five crews of men, totaling 80 new features and each of the slX!workers ' with their foremen, took days offers exceptionally fine pro-!to the long rows of tll corn in grams, afternoon and night. Mid- get auto racing, which has prov- en popular this summer at the new modern fifth-mile oval at the fair- grounds, will prevail on the open- ing Sunday afternoon, first race staTting at 2:00 p.m. Several of the nation's ace drivers will com- pete, and thirty or more cars are expected. On Sunday night will occur the Society Horse Show i with several states represented. Also on Sunday night will be tne selection and crowning of the three outstanding majorettes in a contest in which majorettes from hrktian and adjoining counties will compete to the music of the i Taylorville High School Band. Horse Show will continue up to and including Thursday night and high class hrness and running races the afternoons of Monday: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Ttmrs- day. This fair is a member of the Top Liner racing circuit, the lead- ing circuit in Illinois, and sev- eral horses that will later be rac- ing on the Grand Circuit will be there. Friday afternoon and night, Flash Williams' Thrill slow with I the hot July surLshine to rob ti plants of their tassels. Defining detasseling itself is l easy, according to Charles Menees, staff writer of the Bloomington Pantagraph, who says, "the tassel is simply pulled out and dropped on tle ground. But to find the r._,e:ning of the process requires an insight into the mysterious sex life of the corn plant. Before the plant is robbed of its tassel it ks both male and fe- male in strain. The tassel is the inale characteristic and the silks re the female. Just before t:lc silks emerge, the tassel must be pulled, comes l I ut the tasse, and the I plant is now female only, called I the female plant. Silently and unseen, pollen from the male (undetasseled rows passes to the female detasseled# plants. It's simple--the crossing of the two single plants makes the hybrid. And no pollen, no c:'::, i In some fields four successi','cl rows are detasseled and one is] left with tassels; in oth,.rs the I ratio is eight to two. Different i growers take their choice of pat- i t terns at the time of ptating. I Detasseled corn is harvested for seed in the corn, and the uncle- tasseled portion is used for feed- daring and rockless hell drivers[ing purposes. furnishing the thrills, qll occupy [ And, in case you are interested the spot light. Every conceivable [there are just as many kernels on kind of a thrill will supply spills [ the final ear as there are silks human on the detasseled plant and chills. Auto crashes, / battering ram, the automobile[ .... aluaplane the dive bomber crash, | k | [ f blazing house crash, flaming death iarrow r.scape or drag, and the motor steeplechase Cli are a few of the breath-taking nton Farmer stunts that will be performed. In Well Cave-in Death was robbed of a victim at the J. Frank Ztegler farm near l Clinton Wednesday when Royt 00mp00ll, yoar old tena.t y 0 U the place was pulled from a cave* i in at the bottom of a 35-fot well. i :. !':::: Campbell, a tall. broad-shoul- I dered fellow who must weigh in !.)!.ii the neighborhood of 200 pounds, had gone down in the well with his ..... foot in the noose of a rope, fastened to the Dac1 of the fam- ily car, his weight held above wa- ter level by the power of the car, which was driven by his wife. No sooner had he reached the surface of the water, which he In- tended to clean by skimming it with a bucket, than bricks from Order Yo00z the sidewall began dropping on his head. He managed to work the rope loose in which he stood up under his arms, tlaen shouted the order to pull. By that time the cave-in had piled to his shoulders. With Mrs. Campbell driving, and the rope strung through a pulley on the windmill at the well, the car dragged him back to daylight and safety. Braces on the sides of the windmill were bent and dts totted from the heavy pull. Neighbors in the community arrners, it ;s more important than ever o Order Repairs Early as it is becoming Ore difficult ,every day'to 9et parts for achinery. fly doing this now, you can be are that your machines will be ady for use when you need them. .d you won't have any last- Ute breakdowns to delay you time means money. Highest Cash Prices aUine IHC parts r, wear better, last longer. We ready to serve you . . now. PAID FOR DEAD ANIMALS PROMPT SERVICE --CALL-- F, C. PEAS E a.. s..i. su,,, gatherel quickly to assist in the rescue, and members of both city PAGE I ter, Campbell discovered he suer- !ed humps on his head, a skinn nose. az, d a cut place on the back of his right hand. Oh, yes, he lost his cap and boots, too, and the well won't be and county police went to the i scene, taking with them the city fit to use, filled up the way it tl i inhalator and Pullen's ambulance, i with the cavein. Checking up on his injuries la- Detasselln Corn at Thorp Farm Mount Pulai -- Phone 44 -- MOUNT PULASKI REVERSE CHARGES No 4B TRACTOR PLO Extra strength and Extra clearance--you get both in a John Deere No. 4B Tractor Plow--ply# the good work advantages which have made John Deere plows famous the world over. 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