Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 17, 1973 · Page 10
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 10

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, May 17, 1973
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10 Qotesbufa...BjBfllJftfrMoll f ^Go.tesburaf HI.. Thursday, Moy 17, 1973 Want To Buy a Gasoline Station? Try Gulf By KENNETH JOHNSON (Stuff Writer) Many people today are planting gardens to beat the high price of vegetables, or raising cattle to beat the high price of meat, or keeping goats to beat the high price of milk. Other moves to stretch the family budget include men moonlighting on the side, youngsters taking cutbacks in their allowances, and women sewing more and wearing less. But as a suddenly economy- minded nation tightens its belt, what can we do about the current gasoline crisis? Certainly not buy a gas station. But, then, why not? Gulf Oil CO. has a special on stations this month. Gas is still no buy at 40.9 cents a gatfon, but if you'd like your own service station, Gulf has more than 2,600 of them for sale irt the Midwest. FOR ONLY |20,000 you can have just about any station in a 13-state area. They come in a variety of decorator colors, your choice of one or two hoists, a pair of matching restrooms, several used monkey wrenches and a year's supply of grease. In fact, Gulf will fix you up with everything you need to run a station — everything, that is, except gasoline. With |252 million invested in the Midwest and an annual loss of $37 million, the oil company's board of directors has come to the conclusion that selling Gulf gas in the Midwest is a losing proposition. As a result, all Gulf stations in a 13-state region stretching from Indiana to the Dakotas are up for sale. Originally Gvlf officials had hoped some other major oil company would buy up their marketing outlets, but empty gas stations aren't the hottest commodity on the market to* day — especially when they're running you $37 million in the red each year. AMONG THOSE affected by the oil company's decision is Donald H. White, 1685 N. Kellogg St. who runs the Gulf bulk plant in Galesburg. White provides gasoline for 14 service stations in the area, all of which will be without a supplier by the end of this year. In surveying the impending dilemma, one of White's employes said there are two routes Gulf dealers can go. "First of all we can go unbranded," he said, "or we can try and hook up with another major oil company." "There's a third possibility," the personable White piped up and added with a chuckle. "We can go out of business." Ironically enough, Gulf's decision to bail out of the Midwest is not related to the cur* rent gasoline shortage, White said. "AS EARLY as last year company officials bid been warning me of this move," he said. "Gulf made the decision long before 'energy crisis' became household words. It wasn't a case of Gulf not having gasoline — they just weren't making any money in the Midwest. It's kind of funny, because now— when people are talking about gas> shortages and gas rationing—business might have really picked up." Which one might take to . mean that Gulf gas is better than no gas at all. "You might look at it that way," he laughed. Since no other major oil company has bid on the stations in the Midwest, sup' pliers and dealers of Gulf products can enter bids. While some are already privately owned, the majority of stations are leased from Gulf, White said. White intends to bid on several of the stations in the area. If he falls to get the backing of a major oil com• pany, White plans to go tin- branded and sell as an independent. "BUT THAT'S only if Worse comes to worse," White said. "I'm confident we can work See'Wanf- (Continued on Page 11) Business And Industry Bank Institute Head Elected This steam turbine Westinghouse's plant in Lester, Pa., is part of a new concept in electric power plants—the packaged, combined cycle plant—which will go into operation later this year in Oklahoma. The combined cycle plant uses the A New Concept rotor, pictured at exhaust from two gas turbine generators to make steam for the turbine and its generator. Lower costs, higher efficiency and reduced environmental effects result, according to the company. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON VACATION? Check If Out • • • • • • • • • GOLF -On Our Scenic Challenging Course SWIMMING - In Our Beautiful Club Pool or the "Ole Swim* ming Hole" at the Strawberry River HORSEBACK RIDING over Woodland Indian Trails .BOATING - CANOEING - Five Lakes and Seven Miles of the Strawberry FISHING - Bass, Catfish, Bream, Blue Gill, Perch, Rainbow Trout, in the Famous White River, the fishing is Great TENNIS - BADMINTON - SHUFFLEBOARD - MINIATURE GOLF EATING - Delicious Ozark Cuisine in our Beautiful Club House Restaurant — Nightly Entertainment HIKING - NATURE STUDY - ROCKHOUNDING JUST PLAIN LAZY RELAXING - Breathtaking scenery, 14,000 acres of unspoiled natural beauty preserved for your enjoyment THE ECOLOGY — the best there is — sparkling pure water, clean, invigorating Ozark mountain air, warm sunny days, cool nights for peaceful sleep — Lodging — Modern, completely furnished, air conditioned accommodations • A TOTAL LIVING COMMUNITY of Convenience • safe, peaceful, relaxing • master planned for the ultimate in vacation-retirement living. Shopping center, doctors, hospitals, schools, churches. Light industry provides business opportunities. A new way of life just like YOU want it, ITS All HERE FOR YOU NOW AT HORSESHOE In the heart of the beautiful exciting Arkansas Ozarks, THREE DAYS AND TWO NIGHTS Lodging and Fun Facilities FREE for You and Your Family - No Obligation- No Strings Attached. CMp and mail to Horseshoe Bend Estates, Horseshoe Bend, Ark. 72536 FREE FUN HOLIDAY We accept your Holiday. Name '•••••••••••••••in invitation for a 3 day • 2 night FREE Fun GIR01-08 Address City Reserve 3 days - 2 nights .State , .Zip Dates No. in Party D Send Color brochures and full information H. O. Canfield Parent Finn Elects Goss Board Chairman GREENWICH, Conn. James H. Goss, a director of The Pantasote Co. since 1968, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the firm. Pantasote is the parent company of H. O. Canfield of Galesburg. Goss succeeds Frank J. Nunlist, former assistant postmaster general, who decided not to stand for re-election for personal and health reasons. Goss had formerly spent 38 years with General Electric. Pillowing his retirement he was president of A-T-0 Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. In assuming his duties as chairman, Goss indicated the outlook for Pantasote was promising and pointed to substantial profit recovery anticipated in the current year. The Pantasote Co. reported profits of $193,412 for the first quarter of 1973 on sales of $20,009,000. This represents a sharp turnabout from the first quarter of 1972 when Panta­ sote showed a loss after taxes of $150,000 cn sales of $18,142,000. Company officials said the earnings improvement was achieved on a 10 per cent sales increase. SALES MANAGER - J. C. Meldrum, formerly of Galesburg, has been appointed district sales manager for OMC Parts & Accessories. He will have sales responsibility of parts for Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, snowmobiles and OMC Stern Drives. His territory will include Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Meldrum attended Carl Sandburg and Manhattan col* leges. MONMOUTH - Larry Inman, cashier at ths Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Galesburg, has been elected president of the Western Illinois Chapter of the Bank Administration Institute. Others elected for 1973-74 year: Gary Gilliland, assistant cashier at the National Bank of Monmouth, vice president; Shirley Woolam, assistant cashier of the Citizens National Bank of Macomb, and Daniel Morgan, assistant cashier at the Union National Bank of Macomb. Re-elected for another term as directors were Richard M. Bishop, president of the First Galesburg National Bank and Trust Co.; John D. Davison, vice president of the Canton State Bank; Larry A. Lord, cashier at the Bank of Galesburg; arid James B. Schtater, vice president and cashier of the Citizens National Bank of Macomb. BN To Buy New Equipment ST. PAUL, Minn. — Burlington Northern Railroad today announced plans to increase its 1973 equipment program by $34.2 million in order to be able to handle increases in coal and grain movements. The firm said it would acquire 60 locomotives and 600 open-top hopper cars. Robert W. Downing, president, said 15 3,000-HP diesel units would be ordered for delivery during June and July, with an additional 45 units scheduled for delivery later in the year. The diesels are expected to cost $24 million. The open-top hopper cars will be acquired at an estimated cost of $10.2 million, he said, and will be the 100-ton capacity type used in unit New Connections Are Installed By Intra State Intra State Telephone Co. installed 12 new business telephone connections during April, Max V. Wisgerhof, manager, reported. Firms and numbers are listed below. Gross Galesburg Co. (new location), 2900 W. Main St., 343-1191; Bob's Place, 392 S. Seminary St., 343-1037; Allen- Whitney Yamaha, 162 W. Main St., 342-3519; Main & Henderson Car Wash, Main & Henderson Sts., 343-8413; Woolley's Aero Spray, Inc., 966 Beecher Ave., 343-3663; A & C Head Shop, 521 Lincoln St., 343-7314; Holiday Inn Driving Range, N. Henderson St., 342-1513; Birthright, Inc., 69 N. Henderson St., 343-4913; Prelude, Knox Women's Gym, 343-0080; Three Crown Room, Hotel Custer, 342-3915; General Mills, Inc., 1557 S. Henderson St., 342-9165; Virginia's Ice Cream, 1979 E. Main St., 543-1460. trains that haul low-sulfer coal from Montana and Wyoming to electric generating plants. Going Out Of Business SALE STILL IN PROGRESS All Merchandise Regrouped & FURTHER REDUCED! Many Sizes Left—All Current Styles • Slocks • Sport Coots • Suits • Shirts # Socks • Underwear • Ties • Belts KARL'S Mens Wear 130 E. Main St., Galesburg, III. ALL SALES FINAL Permit #5131 FREEDOM Some people proudly proclaim their Americanism by saying "I never make my children go to any worship or Sunday school. I want them to be free to choose for themselves when they are adult." Strange freedom! How can any adult make an intelligent choice if he has no background or training in the area of choice. It's almost like saying "I won't send my child to school 'til he is adult. I want him to be free to choose the educational theories and philosophy of the school he attends." Take your children to Sunday ochool and worship regularly. You owe them a basis" in knowledge to choose a church of their own later I EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST 740 Hawkinson 733 Marston CAR OF THE MONTH. Built and owned by John Ogg and his wife Mary/ both of Joliet. Car sports a fiberglass shell, chrome molly frame, 800 h.p. engine and will reach 150+ MPH in 9 seo- onds. A case of oil goes to John for his entry. To enter Car of the Month, bring in any pioture of your car to any Winners' Circle store. MODEL 3^03 WAS *£9<00 $14g95 PPLIkNCE HEADER 69 95 CRAGAR .it 14-6 $3495 14X6—$34,95 15X6—$34.95 14X7—$39.95 15X7—$39,95 14X8—$44.95 15X8—$49.95 15X4—$39.95 15X10- -$59.95 AIR CLEANERS • • S9 95 TUNE-UP KIT Includes Distributor cap, Rotor, Coil, points X'.lfctS YIUOW JACKIt QQtff SPARKPLUGS **T I Juke Box BATTERY 0 '|>nuu ,«Hit, "vMvoua 49g Racing Oil 59* THRUSH egg MUFFLERS D '2495 ii WICANOIT ANY MIT WITHIN !1 w ?Vtt J) NERS CRIDIT CARDS' HOW At FOUR Locttions A Open every day 9-9 Joliet Ktnkakee Peoria dlosburq OPEN SUNDAYS 27 E.CASS 251 S. SCHUYLER 804 MAIN 154 W. MAIN ft. . C • »* (815) 727-6331 (81$) 939-4573 (309) 674-6262 (309) 342-9161 'Oj r ,M • 'I

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