Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 12, 1963 · Page 17
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 17

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, September 12, 1963
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Yates Cityans To Honor AJ.Lawrence YATES CITY - A community birthday party for A. J. Lawrence of Yates City : who will be 90 on Sept. 13, wril be held at the Yates City Presbyterian Chufch on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. A short program is planned and will begin at 2 p.m. followed by a reception and refreshments. Lawrence has requested that there be no gifts. Lawrence has one son Linneus, who lives in Glenview, and a daughter Virginia, who lives at home. He also has one granddaughter and one great-grandson. He has spent most of his life in Yates City and following are some of the works of his life: He worked at the Bank of Yates City from 1903 to 1947 when he retired, and served as president of the board of trustees from 1920 to 1947. He served two terms on the Yates City Board of Trustees and as village treasurer four years. He served as treasurer of the Township School District 23 years. In 1922, Lawrence became interested in electing a board of trustees for a library and in obtaining a township tax. The result was the building of the present JOHNS-MANVILLE INSULATION Call WHITE'S - 342-0185 Your Neighbor Says MARKING 90 YEARS—A. J. Lawrence, prominent Yates City resident, who will celebrate his 90th birthday anniversary Sunday, appears here with Yates City Presbyterian Church in background, where he will be honored Sunday at a community open house. library, partly by a legacy to the town and partly by donations from the township. Headed Committee He helped with the annual Harvest Home celebrations held every August many years. He was chairman of the historical committee at the time of the centennial celebration in 1957 which collected and compiled a history of Yates City, and sold over 500 copies. He served on the local cemetery board of trustees 20 years. In 1953, he was elected on the township of cemetery trustees and has served as its cleric since that time. This board cares for the Yates City, Douglas, Union town and Blakeslee cemeteries. Lawrence organized a town band and was leader seven years. Lawrence is a member of the Yates City Presbyterian Church and attends regularly. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! HILL ARCADE 342-1313 GALESBURG, ILL. IN A WIDE RANGE OF SIZES! You'll love the soft, comfortable feeling of Air Step's stacked heel favorite, available in black or sable brogandi (upper). Crescent toe and slightly squared throat are both fashionable accents that flatter your foot like nothing you've ever worn. And best of all we have a large range of sizes from which to choose! MATCHING HANDBAGS From 99 CHECK OUR SIZE CHART* We Can Fit Youl 14 4Ji| 5 |5H| 6 |6K| 7 |7$4 18 |Btt| 9 |9K|10[10tt|11 AAAA x xlxlx ! X | X | X | X | X | X | X AAAl |x X X | X X | X I X I X X | X X | X | X A 1 X X | X | X X 1 X i X X X X | X | X AA X x x xlxlx 1 x I x xfx X | X X B x X | X x|x|x|x|x |x|x|xjx|x|x|x Rural Electric Cooperatives Spokesman Claims U.S. Has 'Archaic Power System 9 SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — A top spokesman for the nation's rural electric cooperatives says that the United States, compared With other countries, "has an archaic power system." Clyde T. Elli3, general manager of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, said "We're not taking advantage ol power pooling." "It's got to come, and fast," Ellis said in an interview. Ellis was one of the principal speakers at the three-state REA meeting in Springfield. Ellis said the nation's power system was archaic because the United States wasn't keeping up with other countries which have formed power pools. "In Western Europe"," Ellis said, "power pooling has been met with great success. And where it has been tried in the satellite countries of the Soviet Union, it has also met with success." Ellis said the Soviet Union is constructing a "giant power pool. In 1959 when I was in the Soviet Union with a Senate subcommittee looking into power uses, I saw the successful operation of the first segment of the power pool." Ellis said private power companies, rural electric cooperatives and all other power sources would tie together in the common pool. "Each group would put the power it generates in and each group would receive credit," he said. Ellis said the result would be lower-cost power. "We've got to get power costs down. They're twice too high now." He said the power pool would Munson Kin Assemble MONMOUTH - Karl Munson reunion was held at Lake Warren Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Winbigler and family of Gerlaw and Rev. and Mrs. Everett Munson of Maywood were guests. READ THE WANT ADSt be similar to other pools operated in the United States. Now. such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and Telstar. Telstar, Ellis said, was controlled by its company, private stockholders who stand to gain profits and by the public, «•? represented by persons sitting on the board of directors chosen by the president. Ellis said the need for power in rural areas would be doubled in -.even years. And he said power needs would again double by 1380. "We are on the threshold of new power use." he said. Low Cost Electricity Ellis said the powerpool, to be jointly owned by commercial power companies, the federal government, local suppliers and rural electric cooperatives, would offer the low cost electricity to meet the growing demands. But so far, he said, the United States was not working toward any pool. "We're not doing anything like they're doing in Western Europe," he said. "We're not planning anything like that." Ellis said some private companies were even refusing to 'nte- grate across state lines "because they would come under federal accounting laws." If the power pool were realized, Ellis said, each producer would feed into it and each consumer would buy his power from the pool with each producer getting credit. The low-cost power also would be used to develop recreational facilities and would be beneficial to manufacturers. F 1, 's said. "For example," Ellis said, "the United States led the way in the Qalesburg Register-Mail GALESBURG, ILL., THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, 1963 SEC. 2 PAGE 17 development o( the tratttteter fa* dio. But now Japanese manufacturers—with their low operating cost*—have taken over the world markets. "Low cost electric power will enable us to compete in the world with our own in- 1 -N ' :Jy needs to lose anything because ot efficiency. 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