J-Q.JSa.tesburfl Rejister-Mai I, Golesburg, HI. Wednesday, June 26, 1963 How's Business? 115 no 105 100 95 CC INDEX, 1957.59=100 INSUMER PRI ALL SERVICES ICES ALL ITEMS >~ f FOOD 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1,1,1, D 1 1,1 1,1, ,1 1,1,,LI,,, 1960 1961 1962 '63 tJP-UP-UP—After a brief slump in Info 'fi2, food prices (rend upward M 'ilh ail items, all services, as l!)f >3 begins to write its financial record. Data: Commerce Department. CLIMBING—Steel ingot production continues the generally upward trend of late 1962, according to records for the first month of the year. Data: Commerce Department. INDEX, 1957-59=100 200 150 100 50 STEEL PRODUCTION (INGOTS AND STEEL FOR CASTINGS) MONTHLY 1960 1961 1962 North Western Railroad Eyes Acquisition of Rock Island CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago and North Western Railway has announced a plan to seek acquisition of the Rock Island Lines railroad. Under the proposal, announced in New York Monday following a meeting of the North Western's board of directors, the North Western will seek to acquire the Rock Island through a cash and Oak- Mrs, were of Floridans Entertained At Fairview FAIRVIEW-Mrs. Vada Brown entertained on the lawn Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brown and family, who are visiting here from Orlando, Fla. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lane, Russell Lane and Cris Storbeck, Carthage; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Long and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Wright and family, Ip'ava; Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Patterson and daughters, Monmouth, and Mr. and Mrs. Claudie Stone and iam- ily and Mrs. Verlic Wright, Fairview. Fairview Briefs Mrs. A. L. Swanson of land, Calif., and Mr. and Bob Sundell of Macomb afternoon callers in the home Mrs. Irene West. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Belar ol Chicago are visiting his mother, Mrs. James Betar. Those attending the Junior lliqli Camp at Camp Manitoqua, Fraijk- fort, arc Jane Ann VanLiew, Susan Fisher, Ronald Rod, Robert Brashear, Barbara Bennett and Becky Nott Last week, nine young people and the Rev. Mr. Bylsma attended the High School Camp at .Man itoqua. Miss Mary Margaret MeClcish of Springfield spent the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mr^ William McCleish. The McClei.-hos accompanied her home Sunday. The Pinochle Club met Satin day in the William McClei-i. home. Miss Ruth Morcy of I^ndon Mills spent several days the pa t week in the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Masoceo. Attend Hamburger A hamburger fry was Saturday at the home oi Mi Mrs. Fred Masoceo. Gue.-ts Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Worrell. Mr. and Mrs. Max Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Berwyn Cooper and son. Mrs. Mae flatten of Galesburg spent a day in the home oi Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Harden. Mr. and Mrs. Marnell Cor.lon and family and Mrs. Esther Ray visited Saturday and Sunday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ray and family in St. Louis. Merlyn Azbell of Phoenix, Ariz., spent the weekend here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Snaw will observe their 64th wedding anniversary June 28. hHd . and u i. re stock offer involving more than $124 million. The board instructed North Western management to file an application for consolidation with the Interstate Commerce Commission, an announcement said. The ICC must approve the move. The North Western also announced that it had approved immediate discussions with the Milwaukee Road to explore a possible three-way merger of the Rock Island, North Western and Milwaukee Road. Last month the managements of the Rock Island and the Union Pacific Railroad announced they were discussing a proposal to merge those two lines. At that lime, Ben W. Heinerman, North Western board chairman said he would "vigorously oppose" a Rock Island-Union Pacific merger. A 1961 proposal to merge the North Western and flic Milwaukee Road was dropped. North Western operates more than 10,700 miles of track north and west of Chicago. The Rock Island's some 7,050 miles extent south and west to Galveston, Tex., Denver, and Tucumcari, N. M. The 10,500-mile Milwaukee Road system serves Minnesota, Iowa and other Midwestern states and reaches Seattle in the Pacific Northwest. Ileincman said the offer to acquire the Rock Island was pre pared after studies showed a consolidation could result in savings totaling more than $25 million an nually. Rock Island and North Western have overlapping facilities in several areas, he said, particularly in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. The acquisition offer would give Rock Island stockholders a combination of $5 in cash, a $:i0 par value North Western income bond and 27.7H per cent of one share of North Western common for each Hock Island share, the announcement said. The North Wc-tern offer is subject to 51 per cent of the Rock J. land -hares bring offered, llei-' r .f -uie/i .-aid, except that the North \ l .e • : e-erves the right to ac'•<-[>>. a lower percentage. .'.<v-;h Western common closed Monda\ at for 1,620,640 out- M.'ui'ling shares: Rock Island <.;><: at 21 1 a for 2,916,711 shares. Ti.e liock Island olfer amounts t«. $14,5!t "i .;)55 in cash, the announcement said, plus $87.501. M0 principal amount of 6 per cent collateral trust income bonds, and 810.320 shares of North Western common. Alphans Return From California ALPHA - Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Fosburg have returned home from Whittier, Calif., following a visit with their son and daughter-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fosburg and family. Mr. .and Mr.-. Ralph Buban have left on a vacation trip to Northern Michigan. LAST MONTH - IN HISTORYBMM BSDBTlted China's first freighter sinks; they claim it wos torpedfocd. N.Y. Gov. Nelson Rockefeller remarries in surprise ceremony, Pone John XXIII receives Saltan Peace Prize; <M month ends he is dyinjj of stomach cancer. Cuba's Castro gets red carpet treatment in Moscow. MAY 23 Two American teams scale Mr. Everest from two sides. Nowsmap Over 400 Negroes, many of them children, jailed in Birmingham, Ala., for anti-segregation demonstrations. •~1 Police use dogs and fire hoses to repel Negroes. "~ 1 ,000 more Negroes jailed. Whites incite riot by bombing Negro homes. MAY 6 MAY 12 U.S. orders 220 dependents home, later suspends diplomatic relations. 1/ s s MAY ?', 30 African nations agree to unite under regional charter. Anniversary Observed by Biggsville Glub BIGGSVILLE—Biggsvillc Country Club members and guests celebrated thee lub's 50th anniversary at a meeting June 20. Mrs. Lee Saben, president greeted the assembly. Participants re cited roll call by giving reasons why they joined the club, many by invitation of neighbors, or for just an afternoon of relaxation. Mrs. Robert. Glenn, program chairman, recalled the origin of the club. She related that her mother, Mrs. Charles (Mayre) Barnes Whiteman, and some sisters-in-law promoted the organization at a family gathering. Mrs. Glenn, the former Ruth Whiteman, then recalled that she and one of her cousins were sent on their ponies to deliver invitations to neighborhood women to join the club. Group Organizes The club was eventually organized at the Charles Whiteman home and nomed the Country Club. The club continued through the years with a membership of 158 members, of whom 43 are now deceased. Others moved away of discontinued their memberships. Mrs, Louise Whiteman Gridley spoke of the Washington Day dinner — one of the highlights of club activities, A caterer was hired to prepare the dinner. Other recollections were recalled by two charter members, Mrs. Ida Sanderson and Mrs. Elizabeth Sterett. Other charter members in the club are Mrs. Margaret Rawhouser and Mrs. Emma Whiteman. The club presented a rose bowl to the charter member! Display Scrapbook Among articles displayed was a scrapbook containing all club pro* gram booklets through the years. Mrs, Viola Payne was piano ac> companist for group singing. Former members unable to at* tend and sending regards were Mrs. Bessie M. Graham, Mrs. Bertha Rankin, Mrs. Dorothy Lanphere, Mrs. Florence Osborn, Mrs. Wortman, Mrs. Eugene Flake, Mrs. Fern Ervin, Mrs. Alice RacU cliffe and Mrs. Hazel Weir Salsman. Rent Electric Carpet Shampooer FOR ONLY *i Now you can rent the new Blue Lustre Electric Carpet Shampooer for only $1 per day with purchase of famous Blue Lustre Shampoo. Save big with this easy to use "do it yourself" equipment. You'll be amazed with the new look of your carpeting. 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