Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on September 26, 1963 · Page 11
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Competition Too Keen for Price Rises By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) - Battle- scarred American consumers are used to creeping inflation—prices of one thing or another going up here and there from time to time. But talk of a new concerted spurt just ahead may well be premature. Times aren't that booming, no matter what the stock market says. Retailers and manufacturers are still too competitive. Recent price rises, mostly of industrial materials or products, are considered too scattered and too tentative to change the present trend — which, alas, is that of still further creeping inflation. But a general substantial price rise looks dim indeed to most economists, in and out of government, at this time. Most Americans are primarily interested in the prices on the finished products at the retail level. A few scattered price rises on raw materials play only a small role in setting these. Much more important in recent years has been the increase in other costs of production and distribution. The government index of wholesale prices continues its largely sidewise movement. The rise of production and dis­ tribution costs above the wholesale and raw material levels has caused the creeping inflation both in finished goods and in services. This has caused, and still does, disarray in many family budgets. But offsetting it today, as in the last few years, has been the chance to shop around for bargains. Manufacturers have too much idle production capacity to raise prices sharply. Retailers have been too competitive for consumer dollars not to offer bar gains for those who looked for them. For most persons then, the word that Detroit seems likely to hold the price line on its new auto models counts much more than a rise in the price of steam con densers. Prices, like stock prices, doubt less will fluctuate. Increases will be announced. Some prices will be shaved when competition pinches. Until the economy booms a lot more than it now is expected to, and until excess industrial capacity is all put to work, inflation is likely to be held to its all but chronic state of creeping. SIDE GLANCES By Gill Fox UaiesDurg kegister-Mail, ualesDurg, III. I nursdoy, Sept. 26, 1963 )J One-House Assembly The small, one-house assem bly of the Haitian government was created by President Duvalier in 1961. During 1962, it met once, briefly, to vote Duvalier full economic, political and police powers, according to the Britannica Book of the Year. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS! UP TO mr conM UNY Of THESE ^ 95 SELECT FROM M« WATCHES Your Benrus watch movement must perform properly for 3 full years or -' Benrus will repair or replace it free. NO MONIY DOWN — MY $1 WIEKLY ELLIS Jewelers 219 EAST MAIN ST. <9 }%l i r NCA, IM. T.M. U.S. far. Off, "I have no objection to your marrying my daughter but your request will have to go through channels. Ai a matter of fact, here she comes now!" Yates City News Items YATES CITY — Mrs. Daisy Milbrad of San Bernardino, Calif., who had been spending the past week with her sister, Mrs. Lillie Tuckey, has returned to Peoria. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fitchpatrick spent Sunday with Rev. and Mrs. Wayne Nordstrom and family in Galva. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hills were entertained at dinner Sunday in Keokuk by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hills of Carthage. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sherman of Abingdon and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sherman of Delavan Sunday had dinner with Mrs. Emma Housman. Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Schleich of Tallahassee, Fla., arrived for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Cora Daley, and the Bruce Daley family. Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Richardson and Susan spent a Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Richardson Sr., in Oquawka. Frank Slayton of Peoria is spending a few days with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Orin McKinty. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Tully of Peoria and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Webber of Yates City Friday had dinner with their mother, Mrs. Lela Webber. The Tullys were recently married and just returned from a wedding trip. Mrs. Tully is the former Charlotte (Webber) Bingaman. Thomas Ralston and Neal Watters attended the ball game in St. Louis Sept. 15. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Murlhy of Cuba were callers in the home of her sister, Mrs. Verna Mathews Sunday. Mrs. Mary Keene, who had been visiting in Piano with her son - in - law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Bantz, has returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stodgell, Gary and Joan King of Williamsfield, motored to Iowa City, Iowa, to visit the brother Pete Stodgell. Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Blust Sunday had supper with her mother, Mrs. Millie Black, in Hanna City. Mr. and Mrs. Don Mattson and family, who had lived the past few years in the Tompkins apartment of I. M. Tompkins, are moving to the George Lawrence rental property in Yates City. The place has been vacated by the Gross family, who moved to West Lafayette, Ind. Hospital Notes Mrs. Paul Clinch, who had been a patient in St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, has returned home. Mrs. Frances Johnson, who has been on the sick list, was taken to Graham Hospital in Canton for treatment. Mrs. Fred Schultz, who had been a surgical patient in St. Mary's Hospital in Galesburg, was returned to her home east of Yates City. Julie Patterson, who underwent surgery in Graham Hospital, has returned home. Sarah Bliss has returned home after visiting at Arlington Heights assisting in the care of her 6-year-old grandson, David Thompson, who was hit by a car recently. Mr. and Mrs. Royce Harmon and daughters spent two days in St. Louis. Mrs. Jesse Van Dusen spent Thursday in Hanna City with her son Richard and wife. Mr. and Mis. George Lawrence of Moline were Tuesday callers in the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Tompkins. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Weaver, Ron and Al of Peoria, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. James French. Mrs. A. L. Rector, son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Mario Goff of Lake Zurich came Saturday, where Mr. Goff returned to his home Sunday. Mrs. Rector had been spending a few days in that city. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feldncr, owners of the Feldner market, have returned home after a few days vacation spent in Indiana and Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Rolland Porter and son Jim of Yates City and Bobby Lucas of Farmington attended the auto races in Milwaukee, Wis., recently. Mr. and Mrs. William Westbay of Colorado Springs, Colo., arrived to spend a few days with his brother Charles and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cook of Pekin and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Runyon of Yales City Sunday had a dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Runyon, Janet and Mark, to honor the birthday of Mrs. Cook, mother of Mrs. Kenneth Runyon. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Richardson of Monmouth were entertained at dinner recently by his brother Elbert and wife near Peoria. Wilbur Bliss motored to Taylor Ridge to accompany his wife to their home, after she had spent a few days with her son-in-law and daughter and family. Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Switzer are visiting in the home of their son Lewis and family near Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Walter Smith spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fryer in Bloomington. Social Notes Of Alpha ALPHA — Jolly Neighbor Birthday Club met Sept. 18 with Mrs. Byron Weir. Prizes in games went to Mrs. Chris Schwartzkopf, Mrs. Raleigh Benson, Mrs. Robert Briggs, Mrs. Holger Carlson and Mrs. Tom Lucas. Teachers of the elementary grade school honored Mrs. Miles Whimpey at a dinner Tuesday night at Holiday Inn at Galesburg. Mrs. Whimpey is retiring from her teaching. She was presented a gift of money from the group. Miss Elizabeth Walsten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Walsten has resumed her studies as a junior at Augustana College. The first session of the new study class sponsored by the Woman's Society of Christian Service was held Thursday night at the Methodist Church. Mrs. Douglas Plunkett is leader of the study book "The Christian Family and Its Money." FAT OVERWEIGHT Available to you without a doctor's prescription, our drug called ODRINEX. You must lose ugly tat in 7 days or your money back. No strenuous exercise, laxatives, massage or taking of so-called reducing candies, crackers or cookies, or chewing gum. ODRINEX Is a tiny tablet and easily swallowed. When you take ODRINEX, you still enjoy your meals, still eat the? foods you like, but you simply don't have the urge tor extra portions because ODRINEX depresses your appetite and decreases your desire for food- Your weight must come down, because as your own doctor will teU you, when you eat less, you weigh less. 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