Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 26, 1963 · Page 28
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 28

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 26, 1963
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T-6 GaMnifo Reolstef-Moll, Golesburg, III, fridoy, July 26. 1963 Ten Local StocMioMersOwn the Inn VERITAS-Knox College's seal is imprinted on German import* ed stained glass which is used as a partition between the Holiday Inn cocktail lounge and dining room. Above Knox's seal is a smaller one of Coe CoMege. Seals of Midwest Conference colleges are illustrated in the stained glass which was colored by metallic oxides fused into the brittle glass. Some of the pigments were also burned into the glass. Who owns the Galesburg Holi day Inn? There is 10 of them, all local men with different vocations but the same avoeatior of launching a successful business venture which would benefit the community, the list of vocations include, doctor, lawyer, implement dealer, construction worker, tire dealer, farmer, auctioneer, teacher and insurance executive. Seven of them are from Monmouth and three feside in Galesburg. The inn wasn 't built here by accident. It took a lot of careful study before a final decision was made. A team ol Holiday Inn personnel from the Memphis, Tenn. headquarters made a feasibility study last year to insure the investment. The study revealed that the community, especially industrial concerns, was anxious to have a "first class accomodation for vis iting guests," according to a report made. This was a starter but there were still other consid erations which eventually Jed to ground breaking ceremonies north of Galesburg adjacent to U. S 150. Two Other Factors According to stockholders there were two other factors. One was the Galesburg Municipal Airport National Group Is Organized Holiday Inns' independent operators have felt the need of forming an association to co-ordinate and make uniform their activities. Such a group is the National Association of Holiday Jnns. The group meets annually in September and various licensees, franchise holders, and Innkeepers discuss their business and agree upon a uniform procedure. Because it operates more ..han 70 inns, the parent company, Hol­ iday Inns of America, Inc., is a member of the association and takes a part in it just like the others. Brownsville Inn The Holiday Inn of Brownsville, Tex., is only six miles from the Mexican border and Matamoras It is at the southernmost point in the United States. Black Brothers Welcomes the Galesburg's Newest Most Modern INN May your future years and Open House Sunday, July 20, 1 to 5 p.m. be successful. and another was the proximity of Galesburg to existing heavily traveled highways and the proposed^ new interstate system. The stockholders elected three directors and have appointed ari innkeeper to supervise over the management of the facility. The inn, miniature golf course and driving range, all located near each other, are owned by the 10 stockholders. How has the Holiday Inn been accepted? According to innkeeper Bill Holliday many local business, civic and religious leaders in the community are pleased with the facility. "They tell us this is what GalcsbHrg needed for a lonf time," Hollklny said. Only connection between the Galesburg Holiday Inn and tjio national Holiday Inns of America, inc., to the franchise, the stockholders bought the franchise and have to meet certain standards set by the Memphis based company which is responsible for the construction of hundreds of Mob- day Jnns across the nation, am""" jfBEST WISHES We ore proud to hove been a part of this addition to Galesburg by supplying lumber and building material used in the construction of this beautiful new motel. _JlliUJI_ [ THE NATION'S SIMPSON -P0WELS0N LUMBER COMPANY GaiBesfourg, III. Our Sincere Congratulations to You . • • Plan to Attend . . . OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 28 — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meadow Gold Dairy Products 106 S. Ckombtrt fetotfctfif, Mi.

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