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16 GolMbuw R«atrter -Mall, Gotasbura, III. Wednesday, July 18,1973 Phase TV Economic ;' M(WMOtfflH-TT» Phase IV AKSpflce control regulations expect* -Mmtotay are of particular Inter- •^jttt to Wbrren County's largest : '^BJngfe industry, the WitofeSifr v dftir firm at the north edge of ^ A story In Tuesday's Gales* &tttg Re^ster-Mail said the "XQwt of living Council had re-ported that 23 meat packers in the nation, Including 10 with annua} sales of over ISO million, had been forced to shut down - because of freeze restrictions, i Roger Blank, manager of the local WilsonSinclair hog butch* ering plant, said yesterday before the Phase IV plan was announced, "So far we have survived but I don't know how : ; , long we can continue to weather : the storm If the new regulations •^we eipmi to be put into effect " w soon won't allow us to pass on increased costs of raw materials." Blank said that :. shortage of supply and the high cost of live hogs, the firm has not been forced to reduce its work force, t- Hours have been cut back some. Blank said employes worked only six hours Monday. Correspondent Mrs. Lorraine Stauth For News 412 S. 10th St. Phone 734-4721 For Missed Copies Before 6 P.M. Phone 734-4121 1973., ting also "But we have been able to offer our workers the 35 net hours they are guaranteed each week and I'm optimistic we will be able to continue to do so," said Blank. There is no lack of demand for pork, according to Blank. "I'm sure we could sell all we could slaughter even at higher prices," he said. The shortage of supply of hogs that has added to the problems at the plant recently Is partially seasonal, Blank said "I think we can expect supplies to he short, however, until after Labor Day when more hogs usually begin to appear on the market," he said. Blank said he thought the fall supply of hogs wiU probably be comparable to the same quarter in 1972. Another shortage of may occur about 6-9 months from now, according to Blank, due to the high cost of feed in April and May. "When feed got so high many raisers decided to leave their sows unbred or not to buy feeder pigs and this is bound to be reflected in the marketplace," he said. The local Wilson-Sinclair firm is particularly vulnerable to fluctuations in the supply of hogs and Phase IV regulations, since it undertook a major expansion, program about 2% years ago. In February, 1971, the firm announced a $5.5 million expansion program at the Monmouth plant. : At that time they said they planned to increase hogs slaughtered annually from about 800,- 006 to 1 million by Their expansion program included adding a new processing facility so that they would be able to handle a substantial portion of the plant's production. It was anticipated that the expansion program would require the addition of 200 more workers to the 345 then working there. Since that time, construction of about 75,000 square feet of floor space has been completed and this has almost doubled the size of the plant. Blank said today that original expansion plans called for get- cutting floor equipment installed by next month. The time for the completion of tine installation of this equipment has now been extend' ed to October. "And I don't think we will be doing any processing before November," said Blank. Blank said today he didn't think this was a good time to make predictions about the complete expansion program. "I think we need a tittle more time to study the matter before we make any statements about when our new program will be fully initiated or more employes hired," he said. MONMOUTH Community Memorial Hospital Hi 'I 'i >.llHll< '.• 'if. if Schools 9 Lunch Prices Increased MONMOUTH—The price of school lunches was increased five cents for the coming year at a meeting Monday night of the Warren School Board of Education. Student lunches were raised from 40 to 45 cents. The adult lunch cost was increased from 55 to 60 cents. The school lunch price includes white or chocolate milk. Mrs. Wallace Rix and Mrs. Jim Mills presented a report on the parent survey taken several months ago. They summarized nine major suggestions for school improvement that represented the parents' response to questionnaires that had been collected. The Burlington Baking Co. was awarded the bread bid and the milk contract was given to the Maple City Dairy. Fuel bids were tabled until the August meeting of the board. Board members voted to retain the Romano Agency for pupil insurance and there will be no increase in premiums. Letters were read from the Illinois Evironmental Protection Agency in regard to sewage treatment improvements needed at the Cameron and Warren schools. Board members plan to employ a consultant engineer to assist them in planning the needed improvements in order to come under full compliance with the new environmental regulations. A teachers' institute is being scheduled for Aug. 27. The first day of pupil attendance for the new school year will be Aug. 28.;, The official 1973-1974 budget hearing is scheduled for the. next board meeting Aug. 20 at 7:30 p. m. Set Memorial for Missionary Casey Torrance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Torrance, Lomiax, displays his grand champion Hereford steer weighing 850 pounds at the Henderson County Fair 4-H Livestock Shows Champion Steer Show Tuesday. He is a member of the Terre Haute 4-H Chapter. (Register-Mail photo by Steve Stout.) Proxmire Criticizes 'Soft' Military Officers WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., charged today that many generals and admirals are "providing themselves with unbelievable luxuries and special privileges at public expense." In remarks prepared for delivery to the Senate, Proxmire said the military "is fast becoming luxury-bound...it is time to return to the 'lean, mean' officer corps concept that is so necessary for military preparedness." Examples Cited The "soft life"examples cited by Proxmire included: —Officers above the rank of major, dependents and some retired officers can get free airplane vacation flights anywhere in the world, and more than 336,000 free overseas trips were provided by the Pentagon last year. —Military personnel are assigned to colonels and generals on such vacation trips to handle their bags, arrange Jfor cars and escort them ' through customs. —Besides basic pay, housing and food allowances totaling $40,030, four-star generals and admirals receive special tax and retirement benefits, free medical care and commissary privileges bringing total pay to more.than $51,000 a year. That compares with $42,500 paid their bosses, the secretaries of the three services. Personal Allowance —Three-star generals and admirals also are given a personal allowance of $500 a year to spend as they see fit, Four-star generals and admirals get $2,200 and members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff $4,000. —178 planes are assigned to top level officers and many "are used as personal aircraft." —Enlisted men are assigned to many generals and admirals as personal servants to "keep house, cook, chauffeur, garden and run errands." ROSEVILLE — The Rosevilje Christian Church announced today that plans are being made for memorial services for Darrel Stanley, living-link missionary, who was killed recently in an automobile accident in South Africa. Memorial services wil\ be included in the 9:30 a.m. worship hour Sunday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church, and will be forwarded to the family, or used as the family designates. Members of the Mutual Benefit Club will decorate a fjoat to be entered in the quasquicen- tennial parade, when they meet Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Nealy Young. The quasquicentennial Yesteryear parade will start at 11 a.m., Aug. 4, at the high school. Entries are to be made with David BelJjinger before July 30. Roseville MRS. IRA LAND Correspondent Roseville P. O. Box 145 Phone 426-2642 Huge Libyan Convoy Marches To Egypt CAIRO (UPI) — A convoy of trucks and buses carrying an estimated 20,000 Libyans head ed out of the Libyan capital Tripoli today on a five-day, 1,500-mile march on Cairo to press for unity with Egypt The move caught Egypt by surprise and President Anwar Sadat told Libya to stop it* The convoy of students, youths from work camps and _ peasants was carrying petitions written in blood demanding that Sadat go along with Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy to effect a full merger of Egypt and Libya on Sept. 1, the Libyan news agency said. Surprise Move The surprise move followed Khadafy's apparent failure to win Egyptian support for unity during his %H days of talks and meetings in Cairo with Sadat. It is questionable whether it could have started without Khadafy's prior approval. The Libyan agency said the convoy was picking up new recruits along its route. The agency said on leaving Tripoli the convoy comprised 20,000 people. Sadat sent a cable to Khadafy telling him the march was unacceptable, but the march continued. "I know you are aware of the dangers which this march can lead to and for which we have to shoulder the historic respon sibilities," Sadat said. Thousands of Vehicles Witnesses said as the caravan passed through Tripoli "it is impossible to estimate how many vehicles are involved— literally thousands." The convoy includes water trucks, food supply trucks, anixuances, fuel tankers and fire trucks, and a witness said in a telephone call to Cairo, "It's a self-contained caravan that shouldn't need much help from anybody." The march is controlled by a "Higher Committee for the March" which has called on all Libyan governorates along the route to cooperate. The com mittee has issued appeals to utility workers not to join the convoy. Cheering crowds lined the streets when the slow-moving caravan passed through Tripoli, and several hundred citizens jumped up on the trucks to join in. Libyan reports said the convoy was expected to reach Benghazi, the next major town on the journey to Cairo, by noon Thursday. Achievement The Nobel Prize of 1970 was awarded to Dr. Norman Borlaug, a farm scientist, who has played a leading role in the "green revolution." The committee specifically cited Borlaug's work in developing new wheat strains that produce bigger yields than the old varieties. This will be the last major event of the celebration of the 125th anniversary of Roseville. Activities will draw to a close with the community united church services Aug. 5, at the park. Blocks for a quilt which have beep in circtuation in the community being autographed and embroidered, are now completed and have been returned to the quasquicentennial quilt committee. The quilt will soon be on display in the museum where it will remain as a memento. Admission* Monday: Mrs. Michael Manes, Roseville; Howard Williams, Oquawka; Robert West, Miss Kifnberly Jones, Monmouth; Retibin Stevenson, Biggsville. Dismissals Monday! Miss Colette Chamberlin, Mrs. Margaret; Harris, Rudolph Almaguer Sr., Vernon Mettler, Larry Inman, Monmouth. , Woodcarver Will Present Program MONMOUTH-James Strong of Monmouth, a woodcarver, will present the program at the meeting of the Warren County Historical Society Thursday at 7:30 p. m. at the. Community Room of the Community, National Bank. The title of the program will be Wonder and Beauty of Trees. The reception committee members for the meeting are Mrs. Charles Boock, Mrs. Frank McVey, H. F. Hubbard, Mrs. Irene Rescot, Mrs. Helen Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Strickler, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Simpson. The Historical Society has reminded area residents that there is no charge for visiting the museum. Hours on Sunday are 1-5 p. m. Farm Bureau's Golfers Move To State Meet MONMOUTH — The Warren County Farm Bureau had four first-place winners Monday in the District Golf Tournament at Gibson Woods Golf Course. Placing first from Warren County were Tom Reynolds, associate member; Max Reynolds, senior member 50-60, and Louise Nelson and Ron Nelson, mixed doubles. The winners will advance to the state golf tournament at the University of Illinois Golf Course at Savoy Aug. 7. Other golfers from Warren County competing at Gibson Woods included Jack Weaver, who was tied with Reynolds after 18 holes with a 79 and lost the playoff, George Gaskill, Clark Griswold, Harold Winters, Eugene McKee, Eloise Taylor, Richard Hart, fcabelle Lantz, Winnie Johnson, Alan Davis, and Don Peterson. Barbecue Set MONMOUTH — The annual Warren County 4-H Pork Chop and Chicken barbecue is scheduled for Thursday from 4:308:30 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building on North Main Street Tickets may be obtained from any 4-H club member or by calling the Warren County Extension office. The saving party's on us! Singer 122nd Birthday Sale ~ WHERE ECONOMY ORIGINATES PALM0LIVE LIQUID AH I IMPERIAL STICK f MARGARINE 66* 42 TIDE i' 7/j, DETERGENT /0 ( .... V -:';:U * * *>: fttGUIARHEf iM^ OOft FOOD MWR [ OOO FOOD ' i IMPORTANT FOR YOU! A&P POLICY: Always do what is honest and fait for every customer. 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