Sioux City Journal from Sioux City, Iowa on October 20, 1964 · 12
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Sioux City Journal from Sioux City, Iowa · 12

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Tuesday, October 20, 1964
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A 12 TKa Sioux Cify Journal, Tues., Oct. 20, '1964 Fete Senior Firefighter Edward C Lottridge, a private with the Sioux City Fire Department, was honored Monday ,as the city's senior firefighter. Mr. Lottridge, 4101 Gordon Drive, began his career as a rookia in 1932, and, from the standpoint of continuous active service, Is one of the oldest firemen in Iowa. Lottridge's service came to fight during a search conducted by Allstate Fire Insurance Co. for the firefighter in the state of Iowa with the longest period of continuous active duty. As a part of the recent Fire Prevention Week, the search was conducted to pay tribute to the men who have spent their lives protecting the people and property of their communities without regard, many times, for their own safety. Chief Edward Higman said Monday that Fireman Lottridge has been with the Sioux City Fire Department longer than any other present firefighter. Mr. Lottridge was born April 21, 1907, in Sioux City. Before joining the fire department here he was employed with the city water department. He has a wife, June, a son, and a daughter. He Is stationed at the Green ville Fire Station. Allstate also honored William Miller of Perry, Iowa, the state's oldest active fireman. He has been a member of his city's Fire Department since 1898 and has remained active on a daily basis hi spite of his 94 years. Telephone Firm to Drop Charge on Color Phones NEW YORK ffl-An independent telephone company with subscribers in six states, including Iowa, announced plans Monday to drop is premium charge for color instruments. The firm, Telephones Inc said it believed it was the first to make a system-wide offer to drop the extra charge. Authority of state regulatory agencies is required to put the plan into effect. Bell System companies, comprising by far the nation's larg est system, levy a one-time in stallation charge of from $4 to $9 in most cases. Upon payment the -color privilege stays with the customer. "A color telephone now costs us no more than a black phone," said Perry D. Woodward, president of Telephones Inc. He said maintenance over the years was a little more costly, however. Woodward said color phones , now are in the hands of about 15 per cent of the company's subscribers served from 130 exchanges in Alabama, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa and Washington. I "About 90 per cent of new ; customers are asking for color and we feel that ultimately more ', than half of all customers will have color phones;" he said. 36TII STREET BRIDGE OVER PERRY OPEN The new 36th Street Bridge over Perry Creek, leading to the new Herbert Hoover Junior High School, was open to traffic Monday, according to City Engineer William Amundson. Opening of the bridge per mits access to the school from th8 east for the first time. Until now, the only access was from the north on Country Club Boulevard. The bridge was built from materials obtained from the dis mantling of a bridge across the old Floyd River channel Asserts Federal Income Tax Cut Aiding Economy DES MOINES ffl-The chair man of the Federal Deposit In surance Corp. told Iowa bankers Monday that the recent federal income tax cut is doing its job stimulating the economy. The chairman, Joseph W. Barr, said tax receipts are "def initely higher" than they would have been without the $8 billion tax reduction. He said the increased revenue is due to in creased business activity re sulting from more money Is left in the hands of the taxpayers. Tax receipts went up from $89.49 billion in 1963 to $94.5 billion this year, Barr said in a speech for the Iowa Bankers Association. The experiment has been so successful, Barry said, that he expects a reduction next year in excise taxes on such items as jewelry and cosmetics. Another speaker, Sen. Jack Miller, R-Iowa, predicted new, broad legislative approaches to cope with farm problems. 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