Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 8, 1972 · Page 7
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September 8, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

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Personal iinance Alton Evening Telegraph Friday, September 8,1072 A*? Car owners can save by buying best batteries Smith One of the easiest ways for a car owner to Wow $30 or $35 every now and then is to buy too many batteries. . The typical driver, we're told by an authority on the subject, could save $300 to $500 during his years of car ownership — by having to buy fewer batteries — if he followed a few simple rules. Generally he wastes this money, one of three ways: — Buying a battery that's underpowered for his particular car. It will have an unnecessarily short life. — Paying for unnecessary quality. — Failure to give his battery proper maintenance. The only dependable criterion of how much battery you're getting is the ampere- hour rating. It's a measure of how much electrical power it can generate over a given period of time. A car that's loaded with accessories needs a battery with a higher power rating. The ignition system pulls only 2 or 3 amps; an air conditioner will pull 10 to 14. As an illustration of how much pull a battery can stand, the high beam of the headlights will draw 12 to 18 amps. Leaving the lights on for 40 minutes, with the engine off, will drain a fully-charged 40- ampere-hour battery to half charge. One rule, therefore, is to make sure replacement batteries have as high a power rating as the original, which the manufacturer matched to the car's accessories. The length of the warranty is related to the battery's construction and quality and generally reflected in its price. When buying a replacement battery don't buy urtneeded battery life. Do you plan on driving the car another year or year and a half? Then you don't need a 42-month or lifetime warranty — your best buy if you plan to keep the car three years or more. The battery with an 18- or 24-month warranty will save money for the owner who's planning a trade-in within that time. Car owners sometimes buy batteries they don't need because a serviceman has assured them their run-down battery is worn out and won't hold a charge. Don't believe It until you've checked, with your own eyeballs, the hydrometer reading on each cell — before adding water. When a battery is fully Dixon offers his record system to county treasurers SPRINGFIELD, III.-State Treasurer Alan J. Dixon made public a plan Wednesday for offering his office's record-keeping and reporting systems to county treasurers throughout Illinois who, under new legislation, must invest at interest all public funds they will hold for more than 30 days. The treasurer supported the new law, testifying for it before legislative sessions, before it became effective on Aug. 8. The law requires that 'treasurers in the 12 Illinois counties — including Madison county — with more than 150,000 population invest funds not needed for expenditure within 30 days in specific kinds of interest-bearing investments and make monthly disclosures of these investments. * Dixon told a news coni- ference in Springfield: "Because it has been the policy of our office under my administration to invest at interest all the funds over which the state treasurer has custody, we have a well worked-out system for keeping track of the investments we have made in more than 1100 financial institutions, as well as for evaluating periodically the collateral required on such investments, and for making the results public undor the law. "The dozen counties affected are Cook, DuPage, Champaign, Kane, Lake, Madison, Peoria, Rock Island, Sangamon, St. Clair, Will nnd Winnebago. "What we are offering to these counties," Dixon said, "is not only our experience but a package adaptable to any data processing system, or even to the manual systems that smaller counties may rely on. It could constitute a saving of as much as $75,000 to any county »hat would otherwise have to originate an investing and reporting system of its own," he noted. The legislation requires that county funds be invested in (a) Interest-bearing certificates of deposits; (b) shares of securities legally issuable by savings and loan associations and insured by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation; (c) bonds, notes, treasury bills or other securities guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government or (d) Short-term discount obligations of the Federal National Mortgage Association. Jacoby on bridge By OSWALD & JAMES JACOBY NORTH 41043 ¥7854 4J106 *AQ10 WEST 4KQJ9T ¥9 • AQ32 SOUTH (D) EAST 48652 V1032 + 74 +KJ75 VAKQJ8 4K985 + 862 Nona vuhanbfe Wwt North KMt Sooth 1¥ 1* 2V P«* *¥ Faaa Pass Pass Opening lMd--4K: There was nothing wrong with South's heart contract except that if West had been a seventh son of a seventh son he could have opened a club and defeated it. On the other hand, if East and West had just been inclined to bid a little more, South would never have had a chance to play at four hearts. East might have pulled himself together and given his partner a competitive raise to two spades or West might have elected to try a takeout double with his nice hand. Either way they could have reached the easy spade game. As U was, South woo the spade lead; drew trumps and led a club toward dummy. After this start it was an easy matter for East to win a club, lead a diamond to his partner. win a second club after West led that suit and let West's second diamond trick set the contract. It was tough luck to find the king and Jack of clubs and queen of diamonds in the wrong spots, but a careful South would have made the contracts in any event. After drawing trumps he would lead a low diamond toward dummy and would have had time to set up his last two diamonds for a discard of one of dummy's clubs. The bidding has been: West North East South l«r Dble Pua 14 2+ Pans Pass T You, South, hold: 48743 VZ •AKMS+7fI What do you do now? A— Double. No guarantee foei with this double, but it won't give your opponent* game and nay lead to « juicy penalty. TODAY'S QUESTION You do double and North bid* two apod*. What do you do now? Awvar tomorrow McGovera«Shriver office to open The Alton-Godfrey McGovern - Sbriver Democratic Headquarters will be opened officially in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at U a-m. Saturday. The headquarters is located in Upper Alton at 1615 Washington Ave. A number of local and state candidates and officials will be present. charged, the reading Is between 1.260 and 1.280. When it's completely discharged, you'll see a level of 1.110 to 1.130. All cells should read about the same, A difference of 050 or more means your battery is in poor shape and you probably do need a replacement. Most car owners would buy fewer batteries if they checked the water level more frequently. When it falls, there's a high concentration of acid in the cell and plates can be permanently damaged. Water level should be checked once a week during summer months and once a month or oftener in winter. The greasy dirt that collects on a battery will act as a conductor and cause a 24-hour slow drain on your battery. 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