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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1962, Abilene, Texas Ifctttne "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT J 82ND YEAR. NO. 88 ABILENE, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY MORNH PAGE ONE Five boys, names, ages and hometowns unknown, got free rides and a couple of bucks spending money apiece Tuesday at the West Texas Fair. But before they did, they had given Fair officials a new ap- preciation of this younger gene- ration. A couple of the boys, of about junior high school caliber, came wandering into the Fair office late Tuesday morning and hap- pened onto Ivo Woosley, chair- man of the carnival ticket sell- ers and takers, and Winnie Lu Bounds and Mildred Smith, Chamber of Commerce and Fair workers. "Say, we found somebody's the two, representing the five, reported. It's fulla money, the boys said. Fair officials looked. It was. Identification in it showed it belonged to Buster Lee Brown, manager of Bill Hames Carnival which plays the Fair. Woosley took the boys in tow and went in search of Brown. No, he hadn't lost anything, he reported at first. "My, gosh, my he feeling of his empty hip pocket. The kids got the free rides and some cash for hamburgers and popcorn. Brown got his money back, the Fair workers got a warm glow of appreciation for the boys' honesty but nobody happened to get their names. Brown, age 26, is now the manager of the show his late grandfather. Bill Hames, brought to the Fair for many years.. Young Brown is handicap- ped by polio he suffered at age 4. But he is all over the carnival grounds, traveling in a motor-scootcr-type vehicle with his crutches The first -customer the Fair's first aid station had was Mrs. Smith, Fair worker. On the eve of the big annual show she sprained an ankle which she didn't get tended until the Fair was opened. During its earlier years the West Texas Fair suffered from a chronic illness, the lack of money. Grown up now. with fine faci- lities and crowds which keep breaking their own records, the Fair is solvent. But Monday night it had an- other money crisis. The Fair ran out of dollars- dollar bills. Everybody brought big mon- ey. Nib Shaw, chairman of tick- et sales, moaned happily. He had to scramble about the Fair grounds distributing the supply of dollar bills to meet de- mands at the various gates. The sky divers from Ft. Hood are one of the top attractions at the Fair. Literally top. They leap from airplanes, delay parachute openings, pass batons back and forth and do daring deeds in general. Which makes it interesting to look back at newspaper reports of other and earlier Fairs. For instance, in '98 the old Taylor County News announced proudly that the Fair that year would bring to Abilene the "world's largest balloon." From it "an aeronaut will leap and parachute feet to the ground." Russia Warns Kennedy Arrives A K mm m For Texas Tour DANIEL GREETS KENNEDY in Houston
.m 86 PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS Amazed at a penny-collecting organ grinder's monkey at the West Texas Fair are LeAnn Hams, 4, and her 3-year-old brother, Mitchell whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy G. Harris of 3282 Sherry Ln. The monkey has become a perennial favorite at the fair. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Thousands Flock To Fair Again Thousands of persons flocked through the turnstiles to inspect i he 1962 edition of the West Texas1 Fair Tuesday, but the crowd was considerably smaller than Mon- day's record opening-day attend- ance of more than per- sons. However, fair association offi- cials were encouraged that the otal number of visitors during lie six-day exposition will ex- ceed Paid attendance for the day totaled bringing the two-day total to No estimate of the wJSSSdw'te overall crowd Tuesday, including passes and paid admissions, -was available. The twoxiay total compared to paid admissions for the first Related Fair news, photos Pgs. 4-A, 1-B, 14-B The number of paying custo- mers was slim during the day, ut the size of the crowd in- reased after 6 p.m. Bill Hames J. Quarter Moon Top Quarter Horse The all-around of the US Quarter Horn Show at UN West Texas Fair ta J. Quarter Moon, a senior geMtaf owned by James Kemp Dallas and shown by Jack Newton, formertj of Abilene. horse accunwIuM I Mai of M potato durtaf shew, to- clwlini w to W h 14 ntto. two days in 1961. Rain hampered attendance for the first part of the week last year. Warm sunlight gave way to cool evening breezes, a perfect com- bination of weather for tairgoers who saw the famous Harmoni cats bow out of the free midway shows after a two-night stint. Featured performer at the Wed- nesday and Thursday night shows will be recording artist Patsy :iine, recently voted as "Favor- ite Female Vocalist" by Billboard magazine's country disc jockey wll. Among her best-sellers are "I Fall to Pieces" and "Walkini After which has sold 114 million copies. Also entertaining crowds at the p.m. and p.m. shows wil be Mark Wilson's "Magic Land o The Kemp Stables also had the an all-week (air ex champion stallion of the im show in Commander Ktaf, also shown by Newton, The reserve champion stallion was Ganador, owned and MbKod by W. B. Nakomort of The champion foMIni of the also was J. Quarter Moon tra. The Army Sky Diwi from Fort Hood will bail out of a Cess- na 1O at an altitude of feet and free fall for feet, traU Ing Miwko on paths, at their downward and p.m art Iht rooorro foMkf WM MMK, If. Cot. 7 othor. through Saturday. Tuesday thret divers two successful faHs landlni within 10 feet of Shows reported good business at night. Milling throngs alternately drifted from the midway diners to the display packed exhibit buildings to the beckoning lights Set FAIR, Pg. 4-A, Col. 6 Fair Timetable All-Day Features Throughout Fair Week Mercury Capsule Exhibit, Exhibit Building Nike Zeus and Nike Hercules Missiles, Midway Texas Game and Fish Commission WUdliie Exhibit, Display Building Army CBR Exhibit, Exhibit Building "The Efficient Department of Agriculture Exhibit, FOBI- U-.- Exhibit, try and Rabbit Buildtag Aerospace Medical Display, Display Weslingbouse Atomk Display, Display Building WEDNESDAY Cla-es, ford Classes a.m.-Tractor Operators Official Contest Pertonwee Classes Sky Diving Team Patsy Cllae, ml Mark Land of AllaKaiam" Mare Halter Classes eallaes" free day for i i. to 11 p.m.: AWIiaa Mta, Fahrt Hock, IfflNftviow, i, Waottfook. DM MCk. MeAdeo, Olraid. feftrtaa, o'Bitoa, Maaday. Ctty, MtM.
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