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Elgin Echo Newspaper

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Elgin Echo

Elgin, Iowa

December 16, 1926

Illyria Items




The following item appears in the Farm Bureau news this week:

“Wallace Peters of Illyria township, won the first hog calling contest ever staged in Fayette county but was won by a close race with Grant Kiel of Smithfield, who placed second, and Ed Eitel, who place third. Callers were scored by judges, Ray Anderson of Fayette, Dr. J. P. Van Horn of Fayette, and Walter Beall, of West Union.


Ray Anderson might know something about calling hogs. . .[page fold] whether Walter Beall, who edits a newspaper or Dr. Van Horn who is president of Upper Iowa, ever called a hog in their life. Mr. peters must have won on tone quality, as he is a good singer, but when it comes to “hog appeal” we doubt the judgment of these judges.

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December 23, 1926

Front Page



At the last meeting of the Illyria Township Farm Bureau the officers for the coming year were elected as follows:  President-Wallace Peters. Secretary-Guy Ernst. Project Leader-Mrs. Dave Jellings. Sec-Treas.-Zella King. Publicity Chairman-Mrs. Jack Shaffer. 






~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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