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Plunge into a Deep Depression is Feared by a Consumer Pollster By JOHN CUNNIFF AP Business Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - The failure of the administration to develop an effective program against inflation has so demoralized Americans that it could plunge the nation into a deep depression, a consumer pollster said today. Albert Sindlinger, whose research is widely circulated in the White House, the Treasury, the Federal Reserve and Congress, said public nervousness has reached the point where growing numbers fear bank failures. While the administration continues to say the economy is recovering, Sindlinger said in an interview, the public, worried about its falling buying power and rumors of layoffs, believes the opposite. Daily telephone interviews with householders throughout the country show, he said, that millions fear that government doesn't understand the seriousness of inflation and is content to talk it away. Specifically cited by those polled, he said, was the comment by Herbert Stein, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, that the Marriage able Astrology Girls at a Price By Ivan Stefanovic GOSTIVAR, Yugoslavia (AP) — Djemal Eyupi, a laborer in this Macedonian city, worked hard to save enough money to buy a wife. He reached his goal. They married. And she ran off — with the money. Djemal started saving again. In many villages and towns in Macedonia girls are heavily outnumbered by men and consequently at a premium. And although the Yugoslav Penal Code forbids the sale of brides through dowries, marriageable girls in these communities carry heavy prices on their heads. Kadri Biljali, 23, gave his prospective father-in-law a $1,750 down payment on his 15-year-old daughter. To complete the marriage agreement he then had another $3,500 to find, half of it in gold. Inflation on the marriage market is increasingly bothering Macedonian men. CONTEMPORARY CARDS The fun way to say "thinking of you." STONE'S K. of C. Bldg.—Carroll One of them, Nevzat Biljali, was moved to complain to President Josef Broz Tito recently in a letter imploring his aid. "We must pay between 40,000 and 60,000 dinars — $2,300 and $3,500 - to the girl's father to set up the wedding," Biljali, 29, wrote from the village of Cergan, near here. "We get this money together through hard labor. Then we have to pay another 40,000 dinars in gold. "We arc asking you, the dearest friend of Albanians living in this country, to abolish this excessive burden." Nevzat's letter found its way to the Cabinet of the Macedonian state government. A spokesman pointed out that the problem of barter brides could not be solved by legal means, as legislation banning the practice already existed. He said the Cabinet had made no specific recommendations, but had urged "broadbased social action and the involvement of all social and political organizations in Macedonia to eliminate bride-buying." For Friday, July 26,1974 Bernice Bede OSD American people themselves are to blame for inflation because they have declined to accept higher taxes. Based on past experience, Sindlinger maintains, correlations can be made between levels of confidence and future economic conditions. So alarmed did he become over what he said was a precipitous drop in the public's confidence about PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) If you take a philosophical view, it will help you make molehills out of mountains. Your problems will be handled in stride. Times Herald, Carroll, la. » Thursday, July 25, 1974 3 future buying power, jobs, the stability of banks and the economy in general, that he personally pleaded his case at the White House. As a result, a White House representative visited Sindlinger & Co.'s Swarthmorc, Pa., office to monitor the responses coming in on the FUNNY BUSINESS firm's battery of telephones. Following that meeting, he visited Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board; William E. Simon, Treasury secretary; Paul W. McCracken, former chief economic adviser; Vice President Gerald R. Ford, and influential members of Congress. His campaign reached a climax July 13 at Camp David, Md., where he said he spoke with various cabinet undersecretaries in meetings that extended into Sunday morning. Many shared his fears, he said. While some congressmen also share his views, Sindlinger said, he believes certain advisers around the President would rather believe that the worst is behind us rather than face the facts. Since then, the Senate voted for a conference on inflation among business, labor, congressional, Federal Reserve and administration representatives. Sindlinger's surveys are conducted independently and sold to clients, many of them businessmen, for use in measuring and forecasting attitudes that might have an effect on sales or general economic conditions. Of Iowa's total livestock receipts in 1973, cattle and calves accounted for 53 per cent, hogs 46 per cent and sheep and lambs 1 per cent. The top Iowa counties in soybean production in 1973 were Kossuth, Webster, Pocahontas, Palo Alto and Wright. The top Iowa counties in corn production in 1973 were Kossuth, Sioux, Pottawattamie, Plymouth and Woodbury. If all of the soil conservation terraces built on Iowa farmland were laid end to end, they would stretch to the West Coast and back 18 times. It took 85 million acres of cropland to produce commodities for export, or 1 out of every 4 harvested acres. ARIES (March 21-April 19) An earnest discussion with a no-nonsense approach will help correct a condition at home that has been causing you some frustrations lately. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) There's a difference between looking at things realistically or just seeing the dark side. Brighten your perspective a bit. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Be sure you square away in advance what you think you should be getting for work or services you perform for someone. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Today, in your social activities remember you're there to have fun and relax. Let your hair down and enjoy yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You'll have little peace of mind if you give outside interests priority over family responsibilities. First things first. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You're neglecting someone you used to be quite chummy with. It would please this person very much if you called occasionally. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Something is coming up that is going to be profitable to you. It won't come on a silver platter, though — you'll have to work for it. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) If you set your mind to it, you can get .quite a bit accomplished where your self-interests are concerned. Get going! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Something is going to be told to you in confidence. You'll want to tell others but it's best you keep it to yourself. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You're going to have an opportunity to reinforce a friendship that needs a little shoring up. It will please this person to know you're loyal. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Your best efforts will not go unnoticed or unrewarded at this time. Don't be afraid to put out a little extra. YOUR BIRTHDAY July 26,1974 This year, your rewards will come from things that seemed difficult at the start. Finish whatever you begin; the end result will pleasantly surprise you. Family Picnic Held Sunday In Wall Lake WALL LAKE - The Schluter 1 family picnic was held Sunday at the Wall Lake Park. There were 42 persons present from Ida Grove, Auburn, Olathe, Kan., Los Angeles, Calif., Carroll, Lake City, Charter Oak, Arcadia, Denison, Breda and Wall Lake. Mrs. Leland Corn returned home Saturday evening after spending eight weeks in Iowa City at University hospital. Mrs. Clarice Searls of Omaha visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lawler Wednesday through Friday. Daniel and Kevin Searls returned home with their mother after visiting for several days in the Lawler home. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Reiter and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bosworth all of Des Moines spent the weekend at the Reiter Cabin on Black Hawk Lake and called in the Harvey Reiter home. Guests in the Paul Bieret home honored Chris Sunday on his third birthday. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Ang and Mrs. Leslie Larson of Kiron, Mr. and Mrs. George Bieret and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bieret and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Geake and family. Sunday dinner guests in the Lyle Eaton home were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Eaton and boys of Perry. Kevin, Troy and Bradley are spending this week in the Eaton and Kermit Reiter homes. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Tounget were weekend guests in the Dan Stock home in Omaha in honor of Rochelle Building a Better Mousetrap is Not So Hard: Patent Expert By Roger Bollm NOT fc TEDDV BEAR I IT'S A POPPV DO* / Mr. and Mrs. Bob Beisch and Keith Bundt attended the All-Star baseball game Tuesday evening in Lake City where Jeff and Jerry Gregg, grandsons of Mr. and Mrs. Beisch played. Mrs. Henrietta Holms of Los Angeles, Calif, spent five days in the Emil Schluter home last week. Stock's eighth birthday. Additional Sunday guests were Jennifer Stock from the ENCORE program and Kathleen Tounget of Omaha. By Timothy Harper MADISON, Wis. (AP) Rolf Darbo believes there's a bit of Edison in all of us, and nearly everybody who got past high school geometry has the makings of a bona fide inventor. "Anybody who can think up a smaller, better or cheaper product can be an inventor," says Darbo, 68, who conducted a patent clinic for the University of Wisconsin before retiring three years ago. Darbo, who has marketed 10 patents, says all it takes is a little creative tinkering and common business sense to turn an idea into a product on the shelves. '' Edison used to say invention was 10 per cent inspiration and 90 per cent perspiration," says Darbo, "but now it's 1 per cent inspiration, 9 per cent perspiration and 90 per cent market analysis and merchandising." He says the first thing a would-be inventor should do when struck with an idea — most people think of ways to make their jobs easier — is to take out a disclosure document. This preliminary patent gives the inventor one year to market or improve the invention before it becomes public domain and is up for grabs for anyone who can sell it. "That is why I say do it now or drop it quick," says Darbo. After filing, he said, the inventor should put together a prototype for the invention out of whatever is handy, looking for the most practical way to produce the invention and make it work. At the same time, Darbo advises, the inventor should be checking the marketing possibilities to determine if anyone wants to sell the invention and, more important, whether anyone wants to buy it. Wipe out Crabgrass! Scotts CLOUT Makes crabgrass shrivel and begin to disappear within days. Also controls other grasses such as foxtail and barnyardgrass. 5,000 sq. ft. Bag $1 Refund Coupon Available In Our Store KLOSER SEED STORE Hwy. 30 West - Carroll Mid-Summer Night MAGIC NAVY BLUE DENIM REGULAR BLUEJEAN DENIM 100% Cotton - 45" Wide Reg. $2.99 Yard WE ALSO HAVE STUDS ™ Tard - 17 to 8 For Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the Person or Persons Involved in the Vandalism to the Equipment of Perrin, Inc. and Damage to Crops of the Farmers in the Roselle area Monday Night. 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