Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 6, 1973 · Page 5
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 6, 1973
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Galesburg Registef-Mail, Galesburg, Fridoy,July 6, 1973 5 is, Co Evansville Residents Suspicious # BY FRANCES DRAKE Look in the section in which your birthday comes and find what your outlook is, according to the stars. FOR SATURDAY, JULY i, m March 21 to April H (Aries.- You enjoy taking aggressive action, and here is just the day for it! Aim for your objectives in a swift, sure manner, but be sure exactly where you are heading. April 21 to May 21 (Taurus)Keep emotions under control and do not make drastic of needless changes on the spur of the moment. Be especially careful in romantic involvements. May 22 to June 21 (Gemini)— A stimulating Mercury day! Especially favored: Writings, promotion, advertising, communications generally. Also, a fine period for making travel plans. June 22 to July 23 (Cancer)— If you attempt to gain your way by unconventional methods, it could cause discord. You are generally conservative in your leanings, but there's a tendency toward indiscretion now. July 24 to Aug. 23 (Leo) Don 't "follow the crowd" when your own gifts of leadership are so great. With your - usual ingenuity and originality, you can put this day far out of the ordinary. ' Aug. 24 to Sept. 23 (Virgo)— A Vital period. Most endeavors should prosper, but think before you speak or act. And do avoid extremes. As with Cancer, avoid tendencies toward the unorthodox, the bizarre. Sept. 24 to Oct. 23 (Libra)Tact, as well as your innate sense of balance, will be important now. Set the tempo best suited to YOUR interests and do not permit others to disrupt it. Oct. 24 to Nov. 22 (Scorpio)— You may discern a hint of things to come where your personal ambitions are concerned. Accept advice and support from interested friends. Nov. 23 to Dec. 21 (Sagittarius)—Look searchingly for an^ swers to problems in which you may have become involved Don't shut your eyes to them A bright outlook is yours for the seeing. Dec. 22 to Jan. 20 (Capricorn) —Curb a tendency to be overly critical. Don't look for flaws in every issue that arises. Empha size tolerance and optimism. Jan. 21 to Feb. 19 (Aquarius) —You may receive helpful backing in a business venture from persons you were not counting on. Gains also indicated through correspondence. Feb. 20 to March 20 (Pisces)— Strongly auspicious influences should lend fresh vigor and zest to your activities. Capitalize on your inventiveness. YOU BORN TODAY are en dowed with unusual sensitivity, stamina and love of knowledge. You are practical, imaginative, conventional and have a great reverence for the traditional. You have considerable inventive power, backed up by technical perfection; would make an outstanding scientist. You sometimes lack confidence in yourself, however, and must learn to conquer your doubts and fears if you are to achieve the fine potentials which are innately yours. You also have an artistic bent and could paint, write or compose music. In architecture, your work would show an extraordinary eye for line and pro portion. Union at Aurora Accepts Contract AURORA, III. (UPI) - Work ers at Vendo Co. of Aurora have ended a three-week strike by voting to accept a three year contract offer. About 700 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers went on strike against the vending machine company June 15, but voted Thursday to accept a new contract. The contract provides for a 78-cent raise over the three year period and a cost of liv ing increase during the con tract's third year. By L. D. setfS EVANSVILLE, Ind. - the bumper sticker on the back ot the little green economy car reads: "Don't blame me. 1 voted for McGovern." It's a minority report, but the implied dissatisfaction is a common sentiment in Evans- Ninth In a Series ville, the hub of a quiet corner of Middle America's heartland. Rising prices, particularly for food, and talk of a gasoline shortage are sources of irritation if not indignation in Evansville and the rolling Indiana-Illinois-Kentucky area surrounding it. There is a widespread as-* sumption that major oil companies are "sandbagging" crude oil, holding back the supply to force up prices and cut off gasoline to the independent, cut-rate stations. "It's a trick to beat the little man," says one resident. THE REMARK IS a reflection of a widely held suspicion of anything that is too big, too complicated. It's a country^smart suspicion, fed by years of watching small farms being gobbled up by corporate farm or "agribusiness" operations, of watching big coal companies moving in with their giant draglines to strip the life from the ground in the coal rich areas of the Tri-State. "This bigness, it's against everything our American heritage has always been for," proclaims Ray Purcell, a stocky refinery worker. Evansville, Indiana (population 138,704), is located on a bend of the Ohio River and is the commercial and cultural hub of a 3 -county, btatate area with it population of 232* 755. The town was established in 1817 and is the home of a number of major' corporations. L. D. Seits is a reporter for the Evansville Press. If it's an overstatement, and few people even in conservative southern Indiana go that far, it does strike a responsive chord. There is a lingering suspicion that rising food prices are the result of fat profits for big meat pack' ers or fof big Western feed' lots and vegetable farms; "DID YOU READ that in the paper?" a dentist challenges his companions at lunch. "We're gonna be payin' 90 cents a head for lettuce!" But in Evansville, few will. They'll grow lettuce and tomatoes in back-yard gardens, and buy cheaper cuts of meat. It's the practical approach, end they're practical people. If there is anything that escapes their distrust of bigness, it's government. Not because they trust big government more. Because they trust it the same. "They ain't any politics but what's crooked," a white- haired man advises a younger companion across a table in a shopping center coffee shop. It's a rule of thumb in Indiana, where a rustic humorist once observed that every now and then an innocent man gets sent to the state legislature. AND SO THE Watergate affair fails to command more than passing .attention. It's a confirmation of what they already knew, that "politics ia politics." The brevity of their interest is indicated by the time it took viewers to begin calling an Evansville television station to complain that the televised Watergate hearings were pre-empting their favorite programs. The hearings began at 9 a.m. one morning and the calls started at 9:15. There is little sympathy for the losing candidate whose campaign was the target. Few people in the area voted for McGovern — he drew less 1han a third of the vote in Evansville — and a lot less would admit it. Many voiced resentment of the "long-haired hippie types" who carried his banner, and their attitude tells something of the things that really trouble area residents. The new See 'Something'- (Continued on Page 15) NEED SIDING? Wc Insroll All Kmck V.nyl, Stool and Aluminum Guaranteed to Moot or Beat All Prices. EVEN THOSE SPECIAL PRICES Call Us, We Will Not Call You. PREMIUM 30 DISTRIBUTOR PHONE 342 3758 THANK YOU We wish to express sincere thanks and appreciation to our neighbors, friends, and relatives for their expressions of sympathy, flowers, and many acts of kindness extended to us in the loss of our beloved wife and mother. A special thanks to Dr. Willcutts for his deep concern. The Family of Mrs. Chester (Dolores M. ) Banks FRANCS FURNITURE • • ^™ —— Final Reduction TORNADO DAMAGE SALE Save Up To 75Ji SATURDAY 10 SUNDAY 12 Everything Must Go -We Must Move All Remaining Merchandise Now LIVING ROOM - DINING ROOM BEDROOMS BEDDING - RUGS-ACCESSORIES ALL SALES FINAL - A " • ta ftfaX I K!£ h A * - ALL SALES FINAL Francs does not assume any liability or obligation for performance of merchandise or damage arising from use of this merchandise Sorry No Phone Orders or Layaways 1865 N HENDERSON ST. • GALESBURG gation for performance of merchandise or dan Francs T

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