Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 26, 1963 · Page 35
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 35

Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 26, 1963
Page 35
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T-14 Galesburg Register -Moil, Golesburg, III. Friday, Juty 26, 1963 Holliday Switches From a Mortician to an Innkeeper From mortician to innkeeper— that's the story of Bill Holliday who manages the Galesburg Holiday Inn. When Holliday graduated from Monmouth High School his immediate aim was to continue his education. He did that, and four years later he received a sheepskin from Monmouth College, majoring in science. Deciding to study further he entered the field of mortuary science and eventually became a funeral director at the Holliday and Hoover Chapel, Monmouth. The offer for Holliday to manage the Holiday Inn in Galesburg came after stockholders finally decided to go ahead with their plans and construct a luxury motel adjacent to U. S. 150 north of town. Holliday was a little apprehen sive at first and admits that "both vocations seemed as different as day and night." Giving it a little more thought he found out that there is a correlation between aoth jobs. "In both fields your primary concern is the comfort of peo pie," he pointed out. As to any relation between the names Holliday and Holiday Inn, there isn't any. This is a mere coincidence that "tickles" many of the guests and inn officials, according to one stockholder. Attends Innkeepers School Holliday was sent to the inn Tceepers school at Holiday Inn na tional headquarters at Memphis, Teun. There, he underwent training under simulated on-the-job conditions. In addition he will attend some six regional workshops each year sponsored by the Holiday Inns of America, Inc., to compare notes between innkeepers of each region. The national company also conducts four surprise inspections each year at each inn, checking on implementation of basic standards set uniformly for the 390 Holiday Inns across the nation. Holliday is married to the former Imogene Gardner of Monmouth. The couple has two children, Nancy and Elizabeth. He has headed American Cancer So-| ciety and Red Cross drives Innkeeper BUI Holliday president of the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club there. During his years as funeral director he was appointed as Warren County deputy coroner. Holliday assumed his operating duties in Galesburg on May 24 when the luxury inn began accepting guests. As an innkeeper he supervises over some 80 em­ ployes in the inn, golf driving range and miniature golf courses. He also is responsible for the satisfaction of each guest who sets foot in the Holiday Inn, be it for dining, drinking, golfing, swimming, resting for a night or weekend, or attending a business or civic conference in one of the banquet rooms. Shelf liners for the kitchen can be made from ordinary desk blotters. They absorb moisture and also "cushion" the dishes. Once upon a time, the dress with the bare shoulders was called the sun dress. Now. it's known in the fashion industry as the patio dress. When tomatoes are extremely ripe, their skins can be loosened — before removal — by rubbing the back of a knife over them Saves holding the tomatoes over flame or dipping in scalding cicj dnu neu uross anves m a flame or dipping in seal Monmouth and has served as water before removing skins. * KNOX Laundry & Dry Cleaners Salutes new Attend the OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 28 1 to 5 p.m. Interesting Facts About Holiday tnm ——»-- ' ••-«••• • • 0 f more t |, an one ncw Holiday Inn a week during the past year. The first inn was opened in July Directories for Holiday tnns are printed in quantities of nearly two million a year. They must be brought up to date four times a year to keep up with the addition of new inns to the system. The latest directory may be obtained from any Holiday Inn. Expansion has been at the rate just over eight years ago, in Memphis, Tenn. Other inns soon to follow were one -story structures, but later the design changed to two stories. Some are three stories and the Nashville-Capitol Inn is a story structure. AH inns make allowances t<J pets traveling along with the fanti ily. Some inns have kennels whik) others make special arrange* ments for the animal accommodation. We Welcome You May your future be as bright as your Electrical Service. BEST WISHES ON YOUR OPEN HOUSE Sunday, July 28 1 to 5 p.m. 1,200 Amp Service Entrance REYNOLDS ELECTRIC 62 S. Henderson St. 343-9004 BEST WISHES FOR SUCCESS TO . . . complete drapery job furnished and installed by . . . DALE B. JOHNSON of ... . OR

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