Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 12, 1973 · Page 16
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w 1 I— I J _• "f • L. Gdlesbur .1 I 1 , it 1-/ 44l 1 i Brie/$ oyes Honored Progress, a monthly magazine published by Gated Rubber Co., recently recognized the Service records of 20 area persons. Honored for 10 years of continuous service With the company were Richard Alecock, Wayne Astotfy, Robert Peterson, Roland Snook, Marry Voorhees, Bela Wiesner and Kenneth Welch. In addition, Progress singled out the 5-year service records of Ralph Bacher, Forrest Bates, Richard Christian, Robert Conley, Edward Ennis, Donald Eudaley, Colbert Huff, Donald Mundy, Ron Peck, Mel Schwtartzkopf, Melvin Turner and Clemens Waterman; By KENNETH JOHNSON (Statt Writer) The Little Old Lady FftKtt Malfunction Junction-unlike her white-haired counterpart) from Pasadena — has never been on the radio. Rut she's been inside thousands of them. Faster than a 45 record being played at 78 revolutions per minute, she'll solder your transistors, change your tut drain your power supply. GO GRANNY, go granny, go granny, go. An avid car enthusiasts- par ticulafly of the vintage variety-Marian <WMz) Kidd, 61, runs a little spot between here and East Annual Meeting Friday GALVA—Galvia CoOp Grain and Supply Co. will hold Its annual meeting Friday at 8 p. m. at the First United Methodist Church. Nine directors will be elected for one year terms and company reports will be given at the meeting. In addition, T\T • Tl members will be asked to consider a proposal to increase llUrSlIlff JtlOIHC the authorized second preferred stock from 12,000 shares © called Galesburg Malfunction Junction. She specialises in repairing car radios, although she's tinkered .with everything from televisions to miniature space rockets. iMrs. Kidd, who began fixing radios more than 15 years ago, is a graduate of RCA correspondence school Alter breezing through two fit* at-home courses, she decided to venture into the field of radio repair. But first she had to have some equipment. So, she read another book and (then proceeded to build a signal generator, volt-om meter, vacuum tube meter and a power Supply plant. BUT EVEN with allot this sophisticated equipment, she couldn't work without aligning tools. So, as the story goes, she shoved several bags of yarn in the closet and used her knitting needles. *'After studying the course, both my husband and 1 felt) radio repair would be a challenge," Mrs. Kidd said. "We were married during the Depression and about the only entertainment we could afford was reading. We always studied together." MRS. KIDD'S husband, Bernard, 72, is also a radio repairman, but he was forced to retire several years ago Mowing a stroke. The elderly couple has two sons, 4 'who got us interested in electronics," Mrs. Kidd said. One of their sons, Michael, was a technician at radio sta* tion WGIL before joining WEEKrTV in Peoria. "One day the boys took off the back of the television set, and were were just amassed at the number of tubes and wires. Bernard and 1 wondered if we could ever learn to fix such a complicated piece of equipment. The next day, we wrote RCA about taking' a radio and TV repair course," she said. Over the years, Mrs. Kidd has repaired thousands of car radios. Today she does work for both private customers and local car dealers. She repairs radios itor Fester OJds- mobile, Louis Lakis Ford and Lersch Dodge. "SOMETIMES business is real slow and other times we have a dozen or more radios at ohe time," Mrs. Kidded, "it seems to be pretty seasonal. Heat and humidity are tough on radios and so is very cold weather." Mrs. Kidd said the most common problem of car radios -burnt transistors-is caused by shorts in the system. While doing all her repair work at MaMunction Junction, 100 Springer Road, East Gales* burg, Mrs. Kidd says she talks on the telephone every day with other repairmen. "We like to compare notes and just chew the fat/' she laughed softly. Have .there ever been any radios you couldn't fix? «rVB WORKED on just about every type, but the only ones which ever give me trouble are thos£ foreign jobs. Vou just can't get any parts or diagrams," she said. When asked her age, the personable Mrs. Kidd at first hesitated and then replied: "1 hate telling' my age though I'm not ashamed of it. The problem is wm people think 'she's just an old gal who can't do.anything/ I've always been a puzzle worker. I love what I'm doing, an I'm still good at it." Go granny, go granny, go gramny, go. of par value of $25 to 30,000 shares of par value $25. Awarded Title of Realtor Holland Hannam, an associate member of Harold Wilson Realty for the past two years, has been awarded the title of realtor by the Galesburg Board of Realtors. Hannam, who has been an associate member of the Galesburg board for three years, Was graduated from Bradley University in 1970. 4 1 Painting Business Opens J and J Painters, 72 Duffield Ave., is a father-son owned business specializing in interior and exterior house painting. / The new local business, owned by Willie arid Billie Abingdon. The Named District Richard S. Cox formerly of Galesburg, an associate the central Illinois agency of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. since 1965, has been named district manager of the firm's Springfield office. Cox. a member of the company's President's Club- having sold in excess of $1 million of life insurance year since joining the firm—is a graduate of Western nois University and a former president and board mer of the Central-West Underwriters Assn While in Galesburg, Cox Commerce, Boy Scouts, Salvation Army and Fund. Chamber J - living Realty Office Moved Home Realty business office has been moved to 501 E. Losey St., Mrs. Edria R. Tenhaaf, said today. The business office formerly was located at 3255 Morn- Ingside Drive. A parking lot to accommodate 16 cars is now finished and the building has been redecorated in a style complementary to the age of the home, which Is 120 years old. It was one of the first 10 homes built in this area, Mrs. Ten- haafsaid. A formal opening is planned for August. Sen. Clifford Latherow, R-Carthage, is scheduled to attend. Mrs. Tenhaaf said she has received more than 5,000 three rom persons wanting to view thi Realty has been doing business Introduces New Product Two Kentucky Fried (Chicken stores in Galesburg—1017 Henderson and Farnham and Main streets-nare now offering a second kind of chicken—extra crispy. Market studies conducted by an independent research firm show that the new product is preferred by 30 per cent of the consumers, although it runs as high as 50 per cent in some areas. Extra crispy chicken is adding more than $50 million a year to the restaurant chain's sales, according to Kentucky Fried Chicken officials. Unlike regular cooking procedures, extra crispy chicken is marinated before cooking. r I Employe Presented Pin ALPHA Sandy Moorman Manufacturing Co.—Alpha 1 Division service recently Mrs. Snyder became the 13th member of the firm year club. Awarded Fiat Dealership Classic European Imports, 2001 Grand Ave., has beei awarded a Fiat dealership, W. C. Nelson, vice president o Fiat-Roosevelt Motors Inc., announced today. Fiat-Roosevelt Motors is the importer and distributoi of Fiat automobiles in the United States. Fiat Motor Co. of Italy is one of the world's larges corporations with sales in more thian 140 countries. Ir addition to cars, the firm manufactures trucks, tractors Industrial and agricultural vehicles and nuclear reactors Classic European Imports, owned by Cecil L. Ungles bee, is also the Lotus dealer for this area. Purchase Savings Bonds Knox County residents purchased $119,607 in Series E III and H United States Savings B< Davis, volunteer county chairman of the Savings and Bond Committee. Other counties reporting purchases were Fi 170; McDonough, $39,487; Mercer, $12,059; Sta and Wfcrren, $28,448. Sales in Illinois totaled $38,533,757, according S. Sochowski, north central regional director of ury Department. Sales represented an increas thin eight per cent over May 1972, Sochowski i Construction Set to Begin Construction of a 182-bed nursing home on Carl Sandburg Drive will begin next week. Cost of the Structure should exceed $1 million, according to Harry Pontifex, Galesburg supervisor of environmental services. The nursing home, called Galesburg Convalescent Home, is being built by Carlson Construction Real Estate Developers of Dixon, N.D. Wallace Carlson, president, said the North Dakota company will develop and ateo retain ownership of the nursing home. A private management firm, Nursing Home Managers Inc., Springfield, has been contracted to run the home, he said. The buying, which will be located on Carl Sandburg Drive approximately 400 feet from Seminary Street, will be a single-story brick structure. The 48,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in nine months. While Carlson Construction Real Estate Developers is the general contractor for the project, most work will be done by local firms, Carlson disclosed. Approximately 90 persons will be employed at Galesburg Convalescent Home. Business And Industry a r Abingdon Business Opens ABINGDON Concrete Service, which is offering a new way to purchase mixed "specification" concrete to area residents and contractors, opened for business here recently. Dale Kempster is the manager of the local firm, with Tom Sloan serving as driver and salesman. The new company features a custom concrete mobile service, which includes a highly-mobile system for proportioning concrete materials — cement, sand, stone or gravel and water — and then mixing them and delivering the right amount of concrete for the job. This unique machine, which is mounted on a truck, hauls the materials to the job site before they are mixed. The driver-operator then determines the proper mix for the job "adjusts the patented dial-a-mix controls to produce the concrete with exactly the right strength and consistency for the job," Kempster said. Probably the most unique feature about the custom concrete mobile service, Kempster added, is that "the customer is given an automatically printer delivery ticket — similar to those used by fuel oil suppliers when they make deliveries which shows exactly the quantity of concrete delivered. The amount shown is what he pays for," Kempster said. Knox Mobile Concrete Service's mobile operation can transport any amount of specification concrete to any delivery the area, Kempster added. / Lakis Accepts Award Louis Lakis, right, owner of Louis Lakis Ford, Inc., corner of Kellogg and Tompkins streets, accepts Ford Motor Company's highest award for customer service — the distinguished service citation — from D. E. Schwenk, Ford's Davenport district manager. The award was presented for the first time this year to those Ford and Lincoln- Mercury dealerships across the country with outstanding custdmer service programs. New Telephones Installed New business telephones installed by Intra State Telephone Co. in June were: Tel-Illinois, 69 N. Henderson St., 342-3717; J & J Painters, 72 Duffield Ave., 342-6036; Malfunction Junction, RR 1, 342-2360; National Business Service, 69 N. Henderson St., 342-3510; Dale's Royal Cab, 2255 E. Main St., 342-1156; and Heinold Commodities Inc., 782 N. Henderson St., 342-0161. You've just applied for a life insurance policy. You have completed what seems to you a long and involved application form. Your insunance agent has tried to be helpful. You come away from the experience wondering why the life insurance company needs all that information. Why do they ask so many questions about your health and such? To begin with, life insurance is based on the principle of a large group of people—policyholders—sharing the costs of paying benefits to each individual member of the group as the need arises. s Necessary When a person joins the group as a policyholder, the premiums he pays for his insurance coverage are based on the financial risks he adds to the group. So also are the person's physical condition and unusual hazards to his life because of his job or perhaps his recreation. If a person in questionable health or exposed to any unusual occupational hazards is issued a policy at standard rates, he would be increasing the financial risk that would have to be carried by all the policyholders in his group. So when a person applies for life insurance, he or she must furnish some personal health history and, in some instances take a medical examination. Life insurance companies also issue nominal amount policies without an examination. The information furnished bv a prospect policyholder is routinely verified through a procedure similar to credit reporting. In addition, statements about health are checked with the records of Medical Information Bureau, an agency set up many years ago by life insurance companies to alert them to inaccuracies and occasional attempts at fraud. The company will also ask the applicant for permission to get additional details about his or her health from a family physician. There is a very good chance most persons will receive a life insurance policy after applying for coverage. About 97 per cent of the applications for ordinary life insurance in the United States are accepted by companies. Of the three per cent of ordinary applications rejected, less than three-fifth are related to serious health impairments and the rest to other factors, including extremely hazardous jobs. Simms New * • Manager Of Business R. Patrfick Simms has been promoted to production manager of Gunther Products, a division of A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co. Gunther manufajctures and markets pmtein twhiijp(ping agents for use in confectionery, bak- Clark New Manager At Case Power G. Jim Clark, formerly of Racine, Wis,, is the new manager at Case Power & Equipment Co., located four miles west of Galesburg on U.S. 34. Clark, who is married and has three children, transferred here from Racine, where he was employed by J. I. Case Co. He replaces Carl Siepker, who was transferred to Effingham. Case Power and Equipment Co. specializes in farm machinery and utility and construction equipment. > Two Corps Two familiar faces at Lock and Dam No. 18 have retired after long careers with the Rock Island Corps of Engineers. James W. Campbell, 55, of Keithsburg retired June 30 after more than 24 years of service with the Corps of Engineers. of ineers I G. Jim Clark Campbell began working in the Rock Island district in April 1947 as a piishboat operator. He later became a motorboat operator and head deckhand. The Keithsburg man was appointed as lockman at Lock and Dam No. 18 in 1952 and was promoted to head operator in 1965. He held that post until retirement. Al&o retiring in June was Everett L. Allen, a tockman at Dam No. 18. He was with the Corps of Engineers for 31 years. The Stronghurst native began his career on the river in 1938 as a maintenance mechanic and a rodman for surveying work along the Mississippi. Alien joined the Corps of Engineers in 1961 as a lockman at Lock and Dam No. 21 at Quincy. He transferred to Lock and Dam No. 18 in 1962 and remained there until retiring. Both men received letters of commendation during their long careers as lockmen. R. Patrick Simms Freeze Affi cts Monthly premiums for Medicare Medical Insurance, scheduled to be increased in July, have been rolled back in keeping with President Nixon's 60-day price freeze policy, Bill Tipsword, district manager of the Social Security Administration, said today. "The higher amount will continue to be taken out of the monthly check until the premium record for each beneficiary can be corrected/' Tipsword said. "Refunds in full will be made at a later date. This also applies to railroad retirement beneficiaries and civil service annuitants who pay premiums for medical insurance under Medicare.' Medicare Medical Insurance helps pay for doctor bills and many other expenses of almost anyone 65 and over and disabled persons under 65 who have been eligible for monthly Social Security disability payments for two years or more. ery and food processing industries. Its division headquarters is at 701 W. Sixth St, Simms previously had been employed by the company as a chemical engineer in the Staley AgriProducts Group. He joined StatLey in 1966 as an associate development engineer. He was promoted to development engineer in 1969 and was named chemical engineer of AgriProducts in 1972. A graduate of West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., Simms holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering. He will move here from Decatur. READ THE WANT ADS! i r i

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