Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1972 · Page 15
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September 13, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 15

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Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1972 B-3 'Squealer' checks luggage A Pacific Soullwcsl Airline employee operating an eloclronic mehil (leleclint; device nieUmimecl (he "sqi.iealer" clinvUs hand baggage and the passenger al an airport here during boarding process. When the device detects metal, even something as small as a cigarette lighter, it emits a shrill sound. An airline spokesman said there has been a minimum of grumbling at the short delay due to (he- search. (AP Wire- phot <*) Robinson move By C II ,\ If 1, K S CHAM- BERLA1N liOBINSON, 111. (AP) — KvprytliiiiL; hut tlio pnpublinii is big in this riticipivll.i cily in sotillieastoni Illinois. Almost in the midcllo of nowhere, the rity--nameU a (tor a pioneering attorney—was founded in ISSti. T \v e n t y years later 1! o b i n s o 11 discovered it squatted on pools of oil. Tl.'s been on t he move ever since. Its 7.2011 residents live for the most pavl in lionies so lovely that the city has won national beatitil'ieaUnn awards. The standard is remarkably hieli. The 11)72 market guide shews household income averaging $12,!!0it. Possibly no locale in the country of comparative si/.e and seclusion can boast of so m a n y highly - producing, varied industries that grew up with the town rather than being hustled into it. by outsiders. And there are no pangs of unemployment or strikes. It takes care of its own. Making the business climate like ShaivTi La is large daily production by this variety of firms: Heath—one million candy bars; Marathon—120,1100 barrels of processed crude oil; Robinson Manufacturing l.'o.— 3,200 pairs of children's shoes; Hrn.'gs (Case)—!.r>lll) ceramic toilet bowl lavatory units; V i c I o r — -1 (1II , (I II (I automobile engine gaskets; Temped—-1111) aluminum storm doors, windows and awnings, plus 1-! casket 1 ;. In other industries there is a continuous flow of electronic coils, transformers, oilfield equipment, raw carbon, and wooden platforms (pallets) for fork-lift trucks. Putting it all together you've got an annual payroll of mure than $20 million. Of the total 2,S-11 employes, only !)f>(i arc unioni/ed. All this upgraded Kobinson from a mere speck on the map long before the city bounced into sports headlines by sponsoring a §100,000 golf tournament now a stop on the PGA tour. The plush Crawford County Country Club is the setting for the major event Sept.. 182-1. What type of people live in Robinson and Crawford C o u n t y , where minority groups make up only 0.17 per cent of the population? "There has been only one strike in the last 10 years," says Robert Maehtlcy, industrial director of Crawford County Opportunities Inc. "Our people are thrifty and aggressive and are not particularly interested in giving hard earned dollars toward union dues. "Basically," he says, "the people are farm oriented. They are quality employes who still are willing to give a day's work for an average wage." Typical of an industry incubated in Kobinson is the h u g e , highly-moderin/ed candy factory of L. S. Heath and Sons. It perches in the city like a queen bee, employing 525 persons on a $3 million payroll. II sprang from a small eon- feet ionery operated by four Heath brothers in connection with a dairy products and ice cream plant. One of the brothers, Bayard, cooked up something he' called Heath Knglish Toffee in a copper kettle in back of the store, selling it at first by bulk in sacks and later hand wrapping it into 5-cenl bars. Now it's world famous. Still, agriculture is Crawford County's largest, industry. Its 1,124 farms annually produce $12.5 million in wheat, corn and soybeans and it has a $3.8 million livestock inventory. SEPTEMBER 15 7:30 p.m. BROWN STREET BAPTIST CHURCH 3125 Brown Street, Alton, Illinois BRING A FRIEND AUMISSJON (HA1UJE MARCH DOWN VENTURE'S WIDE AISLES WITH THE... .,. plus everything else you need to go with 'em! Sale prices good through Sept. 16th. II 111 GIRLS BATTLE JACKET SET $£97 m m Reg. $7.97! Girl's Battle jacket set ... set up for Fall in brushed twills. Contrast stitching. Color strategy: Beige, navy, brown. Sizes 7-14. ... In Misses & Half Sizes PANT SETS MAKE A FALL FIT FOR YOU TWO TONE TERRIFICS! Our low . . . $788 EASY CARE GIRLS TUNIC SLACK SET Our reg. $7.97 Our low price.! Orion w acrylic knit bonded to nylon in solids & patterns! A bevy of machine-washable styles. Sizes 4-6X. (Blouse not included) Sizes 7-14, refi. $8 97..$7.97 Get set for fall with our bonded acetate pant sets. Shown above: Short-sleeve. V-neck, short-sleeve, braid-trimmed. Not shown Zip-front. All in Misses Sizes 10-18: Hail Sizes 144-221>. SHAG SUEDE CASUALS $400 Our reg. $4.87-$5.87. Carry one away! Stosh it all in our shag suede Ccisujis. Trimmed or untr mimed. Brown tones. GIRLS PERM PRESS KNIT TOPS Our reg. $2.97 $197 Polyester/cotton. Flat or nb knit. Solids/ stripes,. Sizes 4-14. GIRLS FASHION WESTERN JEAN Our reg. $2.97 Yipee cotton in prints, florals, stripes. Double stitched at points of stress. Sizes 7-14. venture a store for QUALITY ... a store tor VALUE ST. LOUIS. MISSOURI . . . South Kmgshighway & Christy Boulevard OVERLAND, MISSOURI . . . Page & Innerbelt (725) KIRKWOOD. MISSOURI . . . South Lindbergh & Big Bend NORTH COUNTY . . . Dunn Road (I 270) at West Florissant FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS . . . U.S. Highway 50 & III. Highway Ib9 ALTON, ILLINOIS . . . Beltlme Highway at Washington Open Ddily 9 30 AM 1000 PM . . . Saturday 9:00 AM 10:00 PM Sundays in rjnvie* Heights jnd Alton Noon to 6:00 P.M.

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