Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 29, 1969 · Page 21
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TUG #EOISTEK*mcWS — MT- VflRNOfS, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, X969 SHOWING OFF — Rene Bennet of London holds leash on three aristocratic looking Great Dane* whleh are being groomed for Crufts Dog Show in London in February. Meek Is Opposing State Income Tax FAMED DANCER DIES — Irene Castle Enzinger, internationally famous ballroom dancer prior to and during iWorld War I, died in Eureka Sorinsrs. Ark. She was 75 and bad been in ill health. She was the wife and dancing partner of Vernon Castle who was killed in a training' plane accident during World War I. (AP Wlrephoto) NEW5 BRIEF MEW YORK (AP) — Spyros P. Skouras, the motion picture executive who began as a hotel busboy, was honored Tuesday night on his 75th birthday in the chandeliered and candlelighted elegance of the Waldorf-Astoria's grand ballroom. The board chairman of 20th Century Fox, who after his stint as a bellboy in St. Louis organized a chain of theaters there and began his climb in the movie industry, blew out the candles on a four-tiered pink cake and the guests sang "Happy Birthday. '' The $100-a-plate dinner attended by 1,700 also launched; furd raising for the Skouras ; Center for the CYeativc Arts to be built at Hellenic College, Brooklinc, Mass. The dinner was organized by the college ai .d United Greek Charities, which Skouras founded. Vice President Sph'u T. Agnew dropped in to offer his con- Si 'I!INGFIKLD, 111. (AP) — The Illinois House Revenue Committee heard testimony Tuesday on state money needs and a possible income tax. Joseph Meek, president, of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, said the state should tighten its belt and squeeze all it can from existing taxes before considering additional levies. If necessary, Meed added, his group would support a slate income tax accompanied by a sales tax reduction. The committee, which has before it an income tax plan offered by Rep. Clyde Clioate of Anna, Democratic minority leader, took no action. Maurice Scott, executive vice president of the Taxpayers Federation of Illinois, said his organization would support a uniform rate income tax. Scott estimated the state needs $140 million to meet a deficit in the current biennium and will require a minimum of $800 million in new money during the next two years. Gordon C. Adlcr, spokesman for the Illinois Agricultural Association, advocated changing the Constitution to abolish property taxes. Preston Peden, representing the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, told the committee there should be a three per cent flat rate income tax on corporations and individuals to correct "injustices of the property tax." Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie is withholding his revenue proposals until a special commission named by former Gov. Samuel Shapiro makes a report. Choate has proposed a two per cent income tax on individuals with a $600 exemption for each dependent, and a five per cent levy on corporations. His plan also calls for lowering the overall sales tax from five to four per cent, eliminating the existing corporate franchise tax and suspending collec- I tion of personal property taxes. I gratulations. 'iov. Nelson A. Rockefeller said that Skouras is "the living example of an old Greek prov- eili that tells us. 'The old age of an eagle is better than the youth of a sparrow'." MILLING MACHINE MACHINISTS BORING MILL MACHINISTS (Vertical & Horizontal) TURRET LATHE MACHINISTS Requires the skill and experience to read and interpret engineering drawings and manufacturing process sheets; set up and operate machine tools and attachments; perform layout; and check work with precision measuring instruments. Requires a high school education or equivalent, with vocational school training or experience in Machine Shop practices. WELDERS Must be able to read and interpret manufacturing pro* cess sheets, drawings, and blueprints; lay out objects, parts and sub-assemblies to be fabricated by welding. Set up and operate oxy-acetylene and electric arc welding equipment and perform all position welding. Requires a high school education or equivalent with vocational school training or previous experience. APPLY or CALL I Monday Thru Saturday From 8:00 A.M. Through 5:00 P.M. NATIONAL MINE SERVICE COMPANY Clarkson Division Mine Road Nashville, Illinois 62263 (618) 327-8276, Ext. 64 Good Things Are Happening Here Industry Leaders Are Mt. Vernon Boosters day deatii of Clarence Kempter, a club member. A chamber of commerce spokesman said Kempter had contributed much to the business life of the community through his activitiy as a Personnel Management club member and in other activities. r™ • , • • •»** I ^ , , ... Next meeting of the club will Tilings are happening in Mt. nagement club. Result was that . nx.^^ £ oy . ~, J> 1 Vernon, even without concentra-; not a few people believe this 1 lucs " a y. is. present is a healthy climat In which to operate an industrial plant. Several of those present with 'booster' remarks in behalf of Mt. Vernon reside in nearby areas, with one stating, "More is happening here than any other community I know of in Southern Illinois." A newcomer, formerly of Decatur expressed his satisfaction with Mt. Vernon and did s6 i f\ t* r . on a voluntary basis. The guest; V/IX E2XT6nSIOn speaker himself, a local resi dent of but a few years, declaimed as a love feast, it had 1 red, "I have found the people all of the markings of community friendly and cooperative." pride before adjournament. | Olsen Magnetic started func- Guest speaker was Willy 01- tioning as such 4Va years ago way, from Aurora to Sterling- sen of Olsen Magnetic, Inc., an and today, according to the ; Ruck Falls in Whiteside County, Old Fairfield Rd. based indus- founder, Willy Olsen, the firm j was approved Tuesday by the tion. Take the Personnel Management club meeting of Tuesday night at L & N Cafe as an example. Sponsored by the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce for the express purpose of inter- industrial plant and general business exchange of helpful ideas, club members heard several out-of- town members and two recent newcomers to Mt. Vernon, express their genuine likeness for our community. While not sched- for the January meeting were representatives of Olsen Magnetic, Inc., General Radiator, Mode O'Day, Illinois Bell Telephone Co., Illinois Power Co., Illinois Department of Public Assistance, of Mt. Vernon; Air tex Products, Fairfield; Lear- Siegler heater, Centralia; Illinois Power Co., Decatur, and Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. Of Toll Road CHICAGO (AP) — A 60-mile extension of the East-West Toil- trial plant that is spinning \ is making pleasing headway with activity. Olsen could be! Sales were near the million dol- credited with starting the ball rolling toward remarks centered fin an evaluation of Mt. Vernon Illinois State Toll Highway Commission. Construction on the extension, HOME WRECKED BY MTJD SLIDE—II looked like this in Highland Park, a Los Angeles suburb, utter n mud slide wrecked this home, trapping .Mrs. John Gon/.ales and her two children. Polite Mild Mrs. Gonzales was rescued but the children died in the accident caused by heavy rainfall in Southern California. Path of mudslide is visible on hillside. (AP Wirephoto) lar mark last year and Olsen predicted 1969 sales would be. to be financed by an $S5 mil- nearly double those of the past lion supplemental bond issue, and Jefferson county. During his ; y rar - JI(? outlined an employe j is to start July 1 and complc- invited remarks centered on the incentive plan that brough forth tion is expected by lalJ 1971.! history of Olson Magnetic, he some audience queries. The tollway extension event-; ~ expressed his gratitude for the Olsen Magnetic has customers uaily will link Chicago to Clin- studios in connection with the ,' NEWS BRIEF treatment accorded him here in California, throughout the ton, Iowa. Projections call for extension also were approved; NAIROBI, Kenya (API It touched off similar utteran-; midwest, and a number of other,the East-West eventually to ter- by the commission cos by others during the round • states. minate at the Illinois border Mso authorized by the com- Jhek was killed today when the ain spent much time defending table discussion, which always The dinner opened with a mo-,'iw/n of F'ullon. mission was a S60,000 traffic ; car he was driving overturned Man Man suspects. He entered concludes the monthly dinner ] ment of silent prayer as club] Resolutions calling for traffic, study for a proposed road from, in a Nairobi suburb. He was ' Parliament in 1961 and became gathering of the Personnel Ma- members recognized the Mon-'and civil engineering feasibility 1 Cnicago to Quincy. intone. 'forvign minister in 1967. Kodhek, -15, became Kenya's f'st. 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