Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on March 27, 1952 · Page 37
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THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1952 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAG! THtRf ¥ Queen Juliana Neighborly Dutch Woman Without Swank By LEONARD RITI'KKT NEA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, (NKA).-A smiling matronly woman who embodies the solid virtues of the Dutch, as well aa being their reigning queen, will renew American acquaintanceships during April. She is Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelm^ia, descendant of the royal house of Orange-Nassau, known as Queen Juliana of the Netherlands since her beloved mother, Queen Wilhelmina, ahdi- •m* 1 '.r. 5048. >eople who see her in Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Tennessee, Georgia and Michigan will find It difficult to regard her as a queen because she is unassuming and neighborly. Many Hollanders still think of her as "Juliaantje," the little girl who skated on the canals and rode a pony. Today at 43 she is devoted to her family, German-born Prince Bernhard and her four daughters. The Prince, whom she met and fell in love with during the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany, will he at her side during the American tour. No Swnnk There will bo none of Ihe swank of monarchy in the tour of Juliana. It would not. bo in keeping with the character of Juliana oilier husband. However, the three days of receptions in Washington which will begin the visit and the visit to Dutch centers in Michigan whicl will end it will reflect the friendly relations between the Netherlands and a country widely colonized with its countrymen. In between, the Queen will visit Philadelphia, spend a weekenr with Mrs. FranRlin D. Rooscvell at Hyde Park, have a three-day round of festivities in New York (Including a Broadway show) spend another weekend resting nt Sea Island, Ga., and tour the Ford plant at River Rouge, Mie.h A feature of the Michigan visi will be a call upon the city o Holland, America's tulip capital. After Michigan, the Royal Cou pie will head for the west coast making their visit a coast-to-coas grand tour. Makes Friends Throughout: the entire trip, then will be ample opportunity for tin down-to-earth queen to make friends. Friendship is a qualif; she has in good measure, a qualil; that has endeared her to her sub jects. It stems, largely, from her un regal upbringing. Her father Prince Henry, once told her tutor Don't be any more indulgent •ith her than is necessary." At the University of Leiden, she ttended as a regular student. She 'as a member of the Women's tudent Club, and her song—submitted anonymously—won the prize s the club's "Song of the Year." Juliana bestows the same ideas MMMOR TO fir YOU* HI* HEEDS AMD YowBt/DGET on her own children. Although 14-year-old Princess Beatrix is destined to someday succeed her j mother on the throne, shr nnd •her sisters, Ircrtr, ]3, MnrRaret. i 0, nnd Marijke, 5, tire far from I pampered. Public School They are not tutored privately, but attend a progressive school in the neighborhood of their home. And their habits differ little from those of their schoolmates. They even take their own lunch. As Queen of the Netherlands, Juliana has only limited powers. AH political decisions are made by responsible ministers. The crown and its wearer, fts in Great Britain, symbolize the unity of the nation in much the 1 same wny as does the American j jllag. And the resulting impact of i royal actions is extensive. Historic task Perhaps the most historic task Juliana has performed was that of presiding over the meeting, on Dec. 27, 1949, flfr which the 300- year-old sovereignty of the Netherlands over its Asian empire was transferred to the independ- cnt Republic of Indonesia. In recent years, she hns keenly felt the plight of tho world's millions of refugees. Working to cnsn '. their sufferings, shr hns INVM in correspondence on the suhjecl with President. Truman. 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Phone 3-8859 S\ Behind your light switch in '51 A report to our customers on Union Electric's operations last year I*. v> MORE POWER—-In 1951; the homes, farms, stores and factories of this area used more than five and a half billion kilowatt hours—more electricity than in any other year. Gross revenues totaled $84,517,000 —also a new high. But because our coat of doing business was so much higher, net income was down to $13,745,000—11% less than ia 1950. - MORE CUSTOMERS, TOO-Wo added 18,000 new customers in 1951, and by the end of the year were serving more than half a million customers, including 40,000 rural customers. Our generating and transmission facilities also supply the power requirements of RE A Farm Cooperatives, municipalities and other utilities in adjacent areas. LESS COST TO YOU-Although the price of almost everything else you buy continued to climb, tho price you paid per kilowatt hour of electricity continued to go down, as it has throughout the 50 yeara we have been in business. In fact, average Union Electric families received about ^ more electricity for their $ than ten years ago. KEEPING AHEAD-Our 15-year, half-a-billion-dollar expansion program continued on Bchedulo. Work continued on our new Meramcc Plant and two additional units at Bagnell Dam, which will add a total of 360,000 kilowatts of capacity to our system by the end of the year. These new units will produce electricity more efficiently and economically, helping us keep your costs down. ATOMIC ENERGY—Electric Energy, Inc.—organized by Union Electric and four neighboring utilities — started construction of a one-hundred-million- doliar plant at Joppa, Illinois. This plant will furnish cheap power to the Atomic Energy project at Paducah, Ky. At tho same timo, in cooperation with Monsanto Chemical Company, Union Electric started a study of peacetime uses of Atomic Energy. BIGGER PAYROLL—For every dollar we took in last year, 25j£ went to our employes in wages, salaries and other benefits for a total payroll of $27,600,000— the highest we have ever paid. We are also proud to note that 25% of tho 5,500 men and women of Union Electric think well enough of us to have worked for the Company 20 years or longer. HIGHER TAXES —Our tax bill —like yours —was higher in 1951. We paid $17,101,000 to federal, state and local governments. In other words, 20 cents out of every dollar we took in went for taxes, as compared with 18 cents in 1950. Altogether, utilities throughout the country paid approximately one billion, hundred million, dollars in taxes last year. one KEEPING COSTS DOWN-We are doing our host to keep your costs low. High coats of doing business were partially offset in 1951 by the skill of our employes, sound business practices, and use of more efficient equipment put in use sinco tho war. For example, the cost of generating a kilowatt hour at Venice No. 2 ia 40% lesa than at Cahokia. FINANCIAL RESULTS—In 1951, for tho use of tho money they invested, our common stockholders received .$11,450,000; our preferred stockholders, $2,406,000; and our bond holders, $4,703,000. An additional $131,000 wan retained in tho business. Our operations last year produced less than 6.6% oil the actual cash invested in tho business. If you would like to hot e a ropy of our 19ol Annual Report, just drop a postcard to: Union Electric Company, 315 North Tuvlfth Street. St. Louis 1, frtissoun. Or, come in and tee us. We would welcome the opportunity of discussing our 1951 operations with you. 1951-A SUMMING UP... It was a good year for our customers, who enjoyed all tho convenience and pleasure of electrical living at lesa cost per kilowatt hour than ever before. It was a good year for our employes, who enjoyed the benefits of higher wages, expanded pension and other security programs. It was riot as good a year for our investors, whose money enables us to bring you electric service at the lowest possible co.st. Our net income^was $1,732,000 lesa than in 1950. Higher income tax rates and further inflation in expenses offset the advances in salea volume arid the added efficiency of new equipment. At the same time, the Company's fixed charges increased substantially with the completion of some 50 million dollars of new property near the end of 1950. The electric utility business is like any other business. It depends for success on increased use of ita product, the skill and efficiency of itn employes, and the practice of sound management policies, Each of these factors played a vital part in keeping the cost of your electric service low. In the future— as in the past—the 5,500 men and women of Union Klectric will continue to work to keep the cost of your service low, We will continue to effect every operating economy we can, and, at the same time, maintain the quality of service you want and have a right to expect. UNION IlICTHIC

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