Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 7, 1973 · Page 29
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 29

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 7, 1973
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Tax Is Due By June 15, Reports IRS SPMNGFIEU>-4£ you arc filing an estimated tax return ;in 1973, you must pay the second installment of tax . due iby June 15, Leon C. Green, district director of the Internal Revenue Service said today. If you first met the requirement for filing an estimate •after April 1, but before June 2, you are required to file Form 1040-ES and pay at least one-third of the tax by June 15. You should file declaration-voucher No. 2. i If your anticipated income during 1973 has changed, you may be required to amend your declaration, Green said. Deadline For Applying For Aid Extended Deadline for applying for Small Business Administration relief aid has been extended three days in 33 counties affected by heavy flooding this spring. Rep. Tom Railsback, It-Ill,, had been advised earlier that a June 27 deadline would be effective for residents of Adams, Carroll, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Mercer, Rock Island and Whiteside counties in the 19th Congressional District. Robert A. Dwyer, SRA's midwestcrn regional director, said the new deadline is June 30. A July 9 deadline remains in effect for Henry, Lee and Bureau County residents. NCIW>T)U can finishyour decorating in the same placeyou started. Introducing: The Ethan Allen Home Fashion Center. That's right, no more running from store to store trying to match wallpaper and paint arid carpet ond rugs and fabrics—we've got all of them in one place'. Right in the heart of your Ethan Allen Gallery. Now you can mix and match colors and patterns and textures until you find exactly the combination you really like. And our expert staff of home planners is always there to help you put together the rooms you've always wanted. The Ethan Allen Home Fashion Center. It's such a good idea you'll wonder why no one ever thought of it before. CARRIAGE HOUSE Featuring Ethan Allen 248 E. SIMMONS ST. Across From New City Parking Lot Gglesburg ftegister^Mail, Galesburg, 111. Thursday,.. June 7, 1973%$ Potato Chip Business Owned by Galesburg Men iiiMwuiiiiiiiiiia Sample Potato Chips Jim Howerton, right, owner of Country Cook- The children are Anette and Donn Sperry. ed Chips, lets two Alexis youngsters sample Their parents are Mr. and Mrs. Howard his specialty . . . potato chips. Howerton Sperry of Alexis, started the new business several months ago. OMC Makes II Race Change Outboard Marine Corp. said this week that its Johnson and Evinrude factory-sponsored outboard racing teams will use rotary combustion (Wankel) engines this season. The Evinrudie and Johnson teams have been racing actively for six years, during which their conventional outboards have won every major endurance- race. OMC has been engaged in rotary combustion engine development since signing license agreements with Cur- ,tiss-Wright and NSU/Wankel in 1966. With the introduction of its r o t a r y combustion powered snowmobile in 1973, the company became the first U.S. producer of rotary engines. Construction- (Continued From Page 28) of the project, said all phases should be completed by 1974. The first phase includes construction of four businesses and is expected to be completed this summer. The project, which is being financed locally, will be called the 4-L Plaza. CONSTRUCTION of a Regal 8 motel, located near the corner of Henderson and Dayton streets, should be completed by July 1, Paul Peck, owner of the new motel, said today. "There is some painting left to do and b^acktopping," Peck noted, "but we hope to finish up this month." Peck, who plans to build other motels around the country, said the Regal 8 will be an 80-unit motel, with overnight prices ranging from $8$12. Peck owns the new operation, but he has decided to let the Regal chain manage it for him. Peck also owns the Huddle Inn, 1487 N. Henderson St. He plans to expand the restaurant's coffee shop and carryout service to coordinate with the operation of Regal 8. ALEXIS - When Jim Howerton decided to open a factory recently in this small Western Illinois community, he was, so to speak, placing all his chips on a "countryfied image." The gamble is paying off, and HoWerton is in the chips . . . potato chips, that is. His potato chip business, "Country Cooked Chips," has grown from a give-away, grab-bag venture to a profitable, expanding operation. And it's the "small, old-fashioned" approach to production and marketing that is making the business go, Howerton believes. HOWERTON and his sons, Robert and Fred, all of Galesburg, decided to go into the potato chip business when they discovered families from this area were driving to Farmington to buy potato chips made in.a factory there. People make the long trek, the Howertons said, because they like the "greaseless and crispy" taste of the chips. The trio decided to set up shop in Alexis because they felt they needed a "country­ fied image." Bob Howerton said he and his partners plan to expand the factory, with the emphasis on people rather than automation. "If we went the other route it would change the quality," said Howerton, one of the managers. INSTALLATION of equipment began last October in a rented downtown building and production started in Febru- Skrivan Hires New Manager Mrs. Frank Skrivan, owner of Skrivan Quality Gift Shop, 325 E. Main St., has hired (Walter A. Scott of Miami as •new store manager. Scott has been an employe of Eastern Airlines for 14 years as an analyst in flight operations and administration. He and his wife, Rita Skrivan Scott, have purchased a home •and will be moving here later this month. Mrs. Skrivan plans to remain active in the store. ary using a homemade cooker and electric-powered slicer. A factory-made cooker was added recently. The operation includes peeling, slicing and dropping the raw chips into vats of Vegetable oil. The Howertorts then stir the cooking potato chips with a sawed-off boat oar. After cooking for three to five minutes, the chips are dried in a spinner and then spread on a cooling table to be salted. Finally, the chips are bagged in 25-cent and 59-cent sizes. HOWERTON SAID that when the plant is in "major operation," he will employ about 10 persons. By a year from now, he said, the owners hope to have a new building in the Alexis area. Plans call for the building to house 10 cookers and storage space for tons of potatoes. Country Cooked Chips are distributed in Galesburg, Bushnell, Avon, Abingdon, Knoxville, Alexis and Viola. Hard at Work Mrs. Fred Howerton, in foreground, and Jo Vann Pitman spread fresh potato chips on drying table. The women work at Country Cooked Chips in Alexis. The new factory distributes potato chips to many of the communities in the Galesburg area. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) Popcorn One of the prime attractions in downtown Galesburg is an old-fashioned popcorn wagon in the main.lobby of the Hill Arcade Building. Max Lindstrom, above, and Mike Hallam, both retired from the railroad, run the popcorn wagon. Larry Walters, manager of Little King Restaurant, leased the wagon and put it-on Main Street as a "community- Wag on minded gesture." Walters said the "reception to the wagon has just been fantastic. It will probably make some profit, but the big thing is to do something for our city," Walters said. The bicycle in the picture, which, is owned by Lindstrom, has been ridden in parades in the Galesburg area for 46 years. PAY YOUR REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY at THE BANK of GALESBURG Payments Can Be Made In Our Bank Lobby, Drive-Up and Walk-Up Facilities or By Mail. "Th. Bank That Uods The Way" Bank of Galesburg MEMBER F.D.I.C. MAIN & KELLOGG PH. 343-4141 Four steps to a carefree vacation Notify the police and a neishbor when you're leaving and when you will return. Also tell them what indoor lishts you have on timers (a sood idea). Stop the mail and any other regular deliveries such as milk and newspapers, If such items accumulate at your door, you're issuing an open invitation to burslars, Have the lawn cut regularly. Arrange for year 'round Nite Lite SerVICeiWith an outdoor Nite Lite, your yard is fully illuminated all nisht every night of the year, Nite Lite turns itself on at dusk and off at dawn—automatically. One flat monthly rental fee covers installation, mainte* nance and all electricity the Ii3ht uses. If your property is not adequately lighted by street lighting, Nite Lite gives you a lot of peace of mind for a small cost. Enjoy your trip, IP IT'S OUR BUSINESS TO SERVE YOU BETTER ILLINOIS POWER

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