The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on July 19, 1959 · Page 34
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July 19, 1959

The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 34

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July 19. 1959 See. S, Page 8 POWER FOR RACINE GROWTH—Wisconsin Electric Power Co. officers have set a late fall completion date for the new Si.4 million St. Rita bulk power, step-down •ubstation and transmission lines. Construction has been under way for six months. Installation of transmission lines, to service customers In north Racine, bcRun this week. Feeder and puller operations of the 138,000 volt steel tower transmission lines involves pulling 5.1 miles of one inch continuous aluminum cable Into the substation. At left, workmen in Oak Creek begin the feeder operations by stringing « steel cable along the tower network. In the photo, third from left, temporary cross bars and poles have been erected at the 4 Mile road to prevent the cable from sagging Into traffic lanes. At right workmen are shown stretching three 26,400 volt lines from the substation Into the Racine area. Company officials said cost of the substation Is $775,000 plus $430,000 for transmission lines and $200,000 for lines Into Racine. The electric utility Is currently constructing a 250,000 kilowatt coal burning generation unit at Oak Creek with an additional 250,000 unit scheduled for completion by late 1961. Total —Journal-Tlme» Fhotoi Oak Creek capacity by 1962 will be 1 million kilowatts. The Racine area construction is part of a $155 million four year Wisconsin Electric Power Co. capital improvement. 10 Racine Firms Help Build B-58 Ten Racine firms have been listed as sharing in supplying components for the Air Force B-58 supersonic bomber. In a report released this week Cong. Gerald T. Flynn said that 16 companies in the 1st Con gressional District have received B-58 orders totalling $1,485,000. The B-58 Is currently In production at the Ft. Worth, Texas, plant of the Convair Dl vision of General Dynamics Corp. Racine firms listed are: Dremel Mfg. Co., The Dumore Co., liamllton Beach Mfg. Co., Howard Industries, Inc., M. D. Blowers, Inc.. Mamco Corp., John Oster Mfg. Co., Peerless Machine Co., Rae Motor Corp., and Webster Electric Co. Other 1st Congressional District companies contributing to the manufacture of the B-58 are Burdick Corp., Milton; Trent Tube Co., East Troy; Yates- Amerlcan Machine Co., Beloit, and Famco Machine Co., Mac- Whyte Co., and Snap-On Tools Corp., of Kenosha. Boom Should Continue Jacobsen Mfg. Co. to Introduce Despite Steel Walkout Eight cents of every dollar spent by consumers for food goes for transportation. NEW YORK —(/P) —There will be a time out In the business boom for fishing and picketing. Smoke from the chimneys jof steel companies faded from the sky last week. Only a few scattered plants produced steel. The United Steelworkcrs of America went on .strike. Steel production, of course, win be cut to a trickle. Freight carloadlngs will quickly drop. Coal production, curtained for the past two weeks by vacations, won't bounce back with vigor. AffecU Statistics The decline in these capital goods Industries will affect general business statistics, such as Industrial production. In most other areas, however, business should go along without too much disturbance, provided the steel shutdown oesn't drag along throughout the summer. The start of the steel strike came In the same week the overnment Issued employment and industrial production igures. Both were pleasing. Strong factory hiring and New Products at Sales Clinics Racine Is Eating at $32,836,000 Clip SOfASY TO EXPAND Why overbuild? Provide for your futura gtovvth with an expandable Butler building. Simply unbolt the walU, move out, ndd structurnli and cover panels and the job is complete. Fast, economical without waste. Your business operates even during expansion. Ask to see our sound- Blide films. Call or write today. ANDERSpN BUILDINQ SYSTEMS, Inc. 3129 W. Mill Rd. FLftrsione X-5IS6 Milwpultf e. WU. seasonal rises in farming and construction sent employment In June surging to a record high of 67,342,000. An employment gain of 4,600.000 since February has seldom been matched in history, Indus trial production In June rose to a new record for the fourth straight month. The Federal Reserve Board's index reached 155 per cent of the 1947-49 average. A year ago it was 132 per cent. Other statistics provided evidence of the boom—big elec trie power demand, large construction contract awards, heavy turnover of checks. A few large companies reported first half earnings and in several cases they set records. Economists generally doubted the steel strike could end the boom. Martin Gainsbrugh, chief economist of the National Industrial Conference Board, as sorted. "No strike that 1 know of has ever reversed a business cycle once that cycle was firmly established. And we've been moving up on the business cycle since April 1958." With incomes running at a high level in Racine, the questions being asked are: How much of this money are local residents spending? Where are they spending it and for what? Answers to the questions are provided in a comprehensive study made by the Standard Rate and Data Service of the buying habits of people locally and In other parts of the United States. It puts under the spotlight each community's outlays for food, cars, apparel, furniture and the like. In Racine, it shows, food gets top billing. Some $32,836, 000, or approximately 28 cents of every dollar spent in local retail stores in 1958, were gathered in by grocery stores, bakeries, delicatessens, meat markets and other places selling food for home preparation and consumption. It compares with $30,648,000 in 1957. This was exclusive of what was spent in restaurants, at re freshment stands, at lunch counters and elsewhere for on- the-prcmlse use. The food store purchases. If divided equally among the local population, would come to $1,295 per household. In the United States the average was $982 per household and, in the East North Central States, $992. Even though the past year was one of recession, sales of automotive equipment in Racine amounted to $19,636,000, equivalent to nearly 17 cents of the retail dollar. This was for new and used autos, for tires and other accessories, and for motorcycles and boats. Stores selling general merchandise had receipts totaling $10,012,000, equal to more than 8 cents of the dollar. Apparel stores accounted for $7,818,000, representing over 6 cents. Local sales of home furnish ings came to $8,497,000 In the year, for 7 cents additional. Jacobsen Mfg. Co. will Introduce nine new products Monday morning during the first of a four-week series of sales meetings in Racine, A company spokesman said that more than 50 company nroducts are to be displayed and demonstrated during the meeting series. "This Is the first time that the company has shown all its products In Racine." It is expected that 3.50 dealers, .salesmen and management representatives of the Racine lawn mower manufacturer will :Utend meetings .scheduled for July 20-24; July 27-28; July 31- Aug. 1, and Aug. 4-6. Theme selected for the conference series is "The Big Challenge." Explained the spokesman: "Business is entering a new decade, the 1960s. Jacobsen Mfg. Co. is issuing a challenge to Us salesmen to meet the next decade. We are also challenging competitors to meet Jacobsen product quality." The company has selected a theme .symbol, a Danish viking|^i,g with a drawn sword, exemplifying the company's challenge. Purpose of the sales meeting series is to acquaint dealers and salesmen with changes in the Jacobsen line. Product demonstrations have been scheduled for the Racine Country Club, DeKoven Foundation, and Johnson Park. Meetings, conferences and banquets are to be held at the Hotel Racine, Memorial Hall, the Jacobsen plant at 747 Washington Ave., and the Manufacturers Assn. building. Banquets are scheduled for nnouncemen We Are Proud to Announce That The STAR LIQUOR STORE 2126-16th Street (Morric* Otto I AND THE CORK & BOTTLE DRIVE-IN 4532 Douglas Avenue (Fr*d Willemi) Have been selected to feature the following famous SALES PRIZE — Greg Bush, of Burlington, has been named winner of a Jacobsen Mfg. Co. dealer-salesmen incentive sales contest. E. A. Jacobsen, left, president, presented the keys of a new auto to Bush, a representative of the Frandsen Bros. Co., Grayslake, 111.. Jacobsen dealers. The contest was open to 5,000 company salesmen. final day of each meeting series. Speakers scheduled are Herb Graffls, golf editor of the Chicago Sun-Times, and W. C. "Tex" Reynolds, columnist for The Racine Journal-Times. 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