Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on May 3, 1973 · Page 10
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 10

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, May 3, 1973
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10 Gfrtesburg Register-Moil, fajesburg, III. Thursday, May 3, 1973 Chamber Reports Business Mistrust, Local Survey Seen The Galesburg Chamber of Commerce may consider undertaking a survey to determine if local shoppers share the same general mistrust of business that apparently is felt by consumers throughout the state as revealed in a recent Illinois Chamber of Commerce report. According to that report, Illinois consumers feel that business makes too much profit, that most advertising is dishonest or misleading, the products are of poorer quality than five to 10 years ago and that most large companies are too impersonal toward their customers. The report was based on a statewide poll of aduljs undertaken for the state Chamber of Commerce by Central Surveys, Inc., a nationally-known polling firm from Shenandoah, Iowa. "I'm not sure this is the feeling locally," responded George Warren, executive vice president of the Galesburg chamber, when asked about how Galesburg residents view business. "I think it would be interesting to take that same survey locally." In the meantime, Warren said, he will present the findings of the survey to the chamber board which may consider incorporating a state chamber plan to help business improve its image. The campaign is called "Stand Up for Business." Of the 1,500 adults polled, 68 per cent said most advertising is dishonest or misleading; 56 per cent agreed that business makes too much profit; 60 per cent felt that Business And Industry business made a profit of more than five cents on a dollar and up (average business profit is four cents on the dollar); 73 per cent said most large MIDWEST RETIREE - Mrs. Edna Jones, 405 S. Line St., Knoxville, has retired from Midwest Manufacturing Corp. after 31 years on the job. She is the first Admiral em­ ploye to retire under the newly-negotiated special supplemental retirement provision. Mrs. Jones bas worked in several areas of the plant, including service, assembly, inspection, porcelain and unit room. businesses are too impersonal in their treatment of customers; and 74 per cent said most manufactured products are of poorer quality now than they were five or 10 years ago. "The image of business, in the opinion of the public, has never been lower," said Lester W. Brann Jr., president of the state chamber, in releasing the findings of the survey. "Many people don't know the true story of business and the free enterprise system, and the vital role it plays in the economic and social progress of our nation," he said. The ISCC president pointed out that business itself is partially to blame for the misconceptions about business and profits in the minds of the people — "not because of business' poor performance as a corporate citizen, but rather because of business' lack of performance in educating the American people so they'll understand and appreciate their cwn free enterprise system," he said. In an effort to overcome the anti-business sentiment and to correct the misconceptions about business and the American economic system, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce has launched a massive edu- (Continued on Page 11) Liquid Crystal Anthony L. Conrad, president of RCA, shows the firm's new liquid crystal digital readouts at the RCA annual meeting Tuesday in Dallas. The new readouts require very little power. Industry sources estimate a $130 million market by 1977 for liquid crystal displays and .associated circuitry. UNIFAX ' Union Heads Face Charge From Local Two local union officials accused of malfeasance, in office will defend themselves next week before a 3-tnefnbef trial committee chosen from members of Local 1959, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Robert Shull, president of the union, and L. Michael Woods, recording secretary, have been charged with violations of local bylaws which prevent union officers from holding more than one office. Woods is alleged to be both a shop committee member in addition to recording secretary. Shull is being charged for allegedly allowing Woods to hold both positions. Woods was elected recording secretary last November. The charges were made in a complaint signed by a member of the local. Appointed to the trial committee were R. L. Rroeger, James Dean and David Schwartzkoph. They were picked by Richard Norval^ vice president of the local. If tine trial committee decides the two men are guilty of malfeasance, fines could be assessed and, the two men could lose their offices. The committee's decision, however, must be approved by the union membership and the men can also appeal the decision to a committee of the national union. Hearing date was set for May 9. Local 1659 has about 1,900 members. 'Soyburgers' Are Success I c* * L C a L r : f - The'^urger''has come he and his family also have really well," George Sierra, •^lIClvll I QUI lid Walgreen Sales Increase Walgreen Co. sales for the second quarter of fiscal ytaf 1973 constituted a company record, according to Charles R. Walgreen lit, president. The firm's Chicago-based office reported that Sales rosti 8.9 per cent to $311,710,218 compared to $194,361,0*0 for the same quarter last year. earnings rote 18.5 per cent, from 1966,654 to $1,145,815. Earnings per share rose from 15 cents to 18 cents. Free Welding Clinic Gambles, 420 E. Main St., is sponsoring a free welding clinic at 8 p.m. May 9. A welding demonstration will be made and participants will be invited to try the modem welding equipment on hand. The department store is sponsoring the clinic in conjunction with Twentieth Century Manufacturing Co. •• SPECIAL- FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY! 100% Polyester SINGLE KNITS Excellent For Dresses, Tops, Pantsuits Etc. 60" Wide. Reg. 3.98 yd. ONLY Yd. WHILE 150 YARDS LAST TRY A VIKING IN YOUR HOME! The Only Non-Oiling Machine On the Market. It's the Cadillac of the Sewing Machines. OPEN FRI. NIGHT Til 9 P.M. The "Soyhurger" has come to Galeshutig and is reportedly outselling regular ground beef by far. Ground beef sales have increased about 20 per cent in Giant Food Stores all over Illinois the past three weeks because of a new product called "Beefy Plus," a blend of 75 per cenit ground beef and 25 per cent .textured vegetable protein (a soybean product) and waiter. The new beef mixture has been outselling ground beef 5 to 1, Phillip NeaJly, executive vice ipresidenit of the Giant chain, said yesterday. The soyburger is doing so well the company also has gone to a product called "Porky Plus," which has doubled the sausage business. "It's a fabulous success story," Neally added. The soybean mixture is manufactured by National Biscuit Co., makers of Nabisco foods. The soybean flour and water mixture causes the hamburger to brown quicker, Neally said. And there is about 20 per cent less shrinkage. NEALLY said he has tried the product in his home and his family is pleased. One Galesburg Giant Food Store butcher, Woodrow Smith, said he and his family also have tried it. "It's very good. I was surprised myself," Smith commented. "I think it is going to go really well," George Sierra, another Giant butcher, said. "A lot of schools have been (Continued on Page 11) 54 S. 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