Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 3, 1973 · Page 2
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, August 3, 1973
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2 Golesbur i i I* * i i t J As panic By ANDREA PERRETO (Staff Writer) Galesburg shoppers apparently are hoarding groceries and, with beef supplies dwindling, grocers here say they expect more ' buying" this weekend. A&P food store spokesmen say they are entirely out of ground beef. And beef supplies in general are 50 per cent less than usual. " It may even get a little tighter," said Gilbert Gerard, manager of the A&P store at 1210 N. Henderson St. A KROGER food store spokesman in Peoria called the beef shortage "real and critical." Kroger has confirmation on only 25 per cent of normal supplies for this week, said R. J. McClelland, Peoria ers Weather and River ILLINOIS: Tonight Hlffn BUS. and warmer northfair Mirth ea«t. Saturday partly tuimj ind warmer? Low tonight 86*09. ttlfh Saturday iftfttly Ws. v WESTERN ILLINOIS: Pair tonight. Saturday A cljfcir to JMtty cloudy. Loin tonight upptr low 00s. High Saturday ftid N to up par aoa. division vice president. Tim Wike, local Kroger store manager, said the situation described by McClelland applied to his store. "On (he weekend it'll start showing up," Wike contended. ir.g prices remain on beef, the greater the price hikes will be on other meats/' he added. Before the ceiling was lifted told him she could find no turkeys. "Same of the smart shoppers have been buying them," he said. if the grocer gave him money with Ate invoke, he would see what he could do. ANOTHER SIDE of the Giant store managers here row the P rice is cl09er to pork was selling at $3ft per Many grocers have blamed story came to light when Gef* rJaytecommy's warehouse 100 pounds live weight, but the fa<™<* for the beef short- ard said people are buying ^ bumed. "We were Another reason A 4 P stores in this area are facing A food shortage, •especially in canned |tttft£ a i^ goods—Is thut before Memorial IOWA: J»*rUy cloudy and warm* «r through Saturday with atittered ahowan or thundarshowera occurring mdttly north tonight and sat .day. LOW tonight 00a, r " day mid 05a to lew 90a. hnve received word from their headquarters there will be a beef shortage in a week or two, said David Shumaker, manager of the Giant store at 962 E. Main St. "THE CATTLE simply are not being brought to market," McClelland explained. He added he sees no immediate relief in sight since "the entire marketing system has been disrupted by economic controls. "However, the longer ceil- per 100 pounds, Gerard noted* Meat sales in general are soaring, one Galesburg grocer seid. "We've been doing a week's business (on meats) by Thursday. People are buying meat because prices have gone up and they expect them to go higher," he added. "Turkey is a good buy right now/' according to one store manager. "When you consider the percentage of price increases, it hasn't increased as much as other meats." BUT THURSDAY a woman age. "One man who operates moras earned meats than be* a meat locker has 45 head of tore. "They've grabbed EXTENDI 0 rOfttCAM ILLINOIS: Variable oioudlnftsft Sunday through Tuftiday with occasional pariod* of ahowcra Moo- tuiidiy. Ml-tOl. LOCAL Wf ATOM Noon tttnfferatutc, ftominrs low, 56. Sky sunny, wind eaim. (Friday'a maximum. 79; minimum, M). sun roaajoday at • ajn.» aata at aurfun. frttifttofion J> of an inch. Humidity 51%. ftWIft ItAOll Dubu^it-^7J fan oi m Davenport—fill 0.1 BuHlniton—«5 no, chant* K*okuk—5.2 rlifc 6.2 Quincy-ll j Mat 0.3 Sfafton-isi fan o.i AK0fr*8J fall 0.7 / St. Louia-IM fan i.i M capo Giratdaau—21.5 fall 0 .1 Lasaite—la M no chant a Paofia-12.4 riaa 0.1 cattle sold, but the farmers won't let go of the stock," Gerard said. One grocer reported he had heard some people have bought freezers, put them in their garages and meat has been stolen. "It's going from bad to worse," he commented. The same grocer said he also heard beef dealing has reached the black market stage. One grocer called a supplier and asked for beef. The supplier reportedly said chicken noodle soup, canned meats and stews," he said. "People are afraid prices are going to skyrocket and they are buying anything they can buy." Gerard's A&P store last week sold 23 cases of peaches rather than the usual three, (hie grocer said that if the price of a box of raisins was raised to $1, they still would sell. "The volume of sales has increased tremendously," he added. hurting for grocery items before the shortage," satfd a store employe here. "Half the people of Galesburg don't even realize the warehouse was destroyed," he added. THE EMPLOYE said he believes the present hoarding is making the situation worse. "The American people panic," said Gerard. "People have been through tougher times, The older set seems more panicky. much to be even People are spoiled." Davis Is v Waiting for Head 1 v Weekend Selection Limited at Illinois Meat Counters By United Press International Weekend shoppers in Illinois can expect to find meat in the stores, but probably not much beef, and certainly not a full selection. Shoppers can also expect to pay hefty prices for all meats and poultry and eggs. A UPI spot check of Illinois stores shows pork chops selling for $1.90 a pound in many locations, with prices up to $1.99 a pound for center cuts in Marion to $2.01 a pound for pork loin at the National in Alton. Frying chickens are going for 69 cents a pound at the Jewel stores In Chicago and the Pearl Market in Alton, but prices average 79 cents a pound in many areas and reach 99 cents a pound at Fair's Market in Belleville. Leg of lamb, unavailable in some downstate locations, averages more than $1.50 a pound, and goes for $1.72 a pound at Dominick's stores in the Chicago area. Ground Beef Scarce Ground beef, under a federal price ceiling until Sept. 12, is not available everywhere, but what is for sale goes for 95 cents a pound at the Herrin IGA, $1.05 at Mack's Big Star in Marion (but 99 cents for three pounds or more) and ranges up to $1.39 a pound for the low- fat variety at the National in Springfield. Eggs average 95 cents a dozen at most locations, but range down to 65 cents at Faller's Market in Belleville and up to 99 cents for some brands at the Springfield National, and $1.05 for some brands at Dominick's chain stores in Chicago. Food store officials say they have enough meat to get through the weekend, but expect some spotty beef shortages. "We have a lot of meat, but there's a lot of pressure on it," said a spokesman for National Tea Co. "The consumer is buying, almost anything she can lay her hands on at the moment." "We have plenty of meat," says a Jewel spokesman, "but we do have limited supplies of beef. The only prediction that can be made is that on the basis of the present situation, supplies will continue to be limited next week." Hospitals Predict Shortage The Chicago Hospital Association, which supplies meat, to 40 Chicago area hospitals, was predicting a critical shortage of all meat supplies by next week. A spokesman said the association's meat supplier was able to get meat from only 20 per cent of the packing houses it normally buys from — all the rest had shut down. Farmers Costs Climb More Too SPRINGFIELD (UPI) — High meat prices now jingling grocery store cash registers around. the state are starting on the farm, according to figures released by the Illinois Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. The agency said Thursday farmers are getting higher prices for both hogs and cattle but are paying more, too, for the feed they need to raise animals to market weight. ACCORDING TO ICLRS figures, on-the-farm hog prices jumped $13.70 a hundredweight between July 15, 1972, and the same date this year — from $27.80 to $41.50. And $4 of that $13.70 came during the last month of the reporting period. Cattle prices went up on the farm from $34.10 a year ago to $43.90 — a hike of $9.80 a hundredweight. But at least part of the reason for the higher on-the- hoof meat prices was reflected in the price of grain — the feed farmers use to fatten their animals. The reporting service said soybean prices were up during the year from $3.39 a bushel to $7 a bushel — an increase of $3.61. However, the figures also showed bean prices at $10.20 earlier this year, when they were being fed to many of the animals now reaching market. ALL OTHER GRAINS also were higher priced, showing jumps ranging from 8 cents a bushel for corn to $1.24 a bushel for wheat. Senate rees Lift Freeze, But House Stalls WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to immediately lift the administration's controversial freeze on the price of beef. But the measure was delayed for at least a month by the House Rules Committee. This left the freeze — which the meat industry says is producing a beef shortage and the beginnings of black marketing — in effect until its scheduled expiration Sept. 12. THE SENATE voted 84 to 5 to immediately let beef producers pass on their increased costs to consumers. This followed a round of speeches in which the freeze was attacked as "stupid," "naive," and "misbegotten." Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex., author of the measure to end the freeze, predicted "a virtual explosion in the price of beef," when the freeze expires next month. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, co-sponsor, said, "as far as slaughterhouses in Montana are concerned, they are just about going out of business." BUT WHEN THE measure went to the House, the House Rules Committee voted 9 to 6 to delay it until after Congress returns from its month-long vacation which begins tonight. Democrats on the House committee argued that they needed more time to consider the issues. Republicans wanted to bring the bill to the House floor today. Despite the shortage of beef, and the prediction of worse to come, Dominick's was the only major chain to announce enforced limits to customer buying. The store said it would allow each customer one of each types of 11 popular cuts of beef. Other chains said they would urge their customers to buy only what they need immediately, and will keep the option to limit buying. On Chicago's Southwest Side, a large food store was ticketed by city inspectors after they discovered more than 1,000 pounds of ungraded meats. The ticket was issued to the Wise Way Food Store. Lab Announces New Treatment For Dystrophy CHICAGO (UPI) - Antonik Laboratories of suburban Elk Grove Village says it has developed a new method for the early detection and treatment The Mary Davis Home hopes ed June 1) said when the, group to have a new superintendent care home opened we'd have by the time its budget is set in trouble," Bergmann said. "While I really don't know, I have heard there isn't much semb- late September^ Douglas Bergmann, R - 1st, chairman of the Knox County Board's Mary Davis Home Committee, told members last night that three applicants have been interviewed for the job, as yet, no one has been hired. He explained that while the committee is charged with fiscal responsibility for the home, a juvenile judge appointed by the oowt is responsible for hiring a superintendent and working out policy for the home. Judge William K. Richardson was appointed to the post a year ago. Bergmann said the judge has interviewed three applicants for the post. "It's been 60 days, and we need somebody out here. We should have had a replacement by now. What's the hold up?" asked Lomac Payton, D-3rd, a committee member. "I have asked the same question," Bergmann replied. Difficulties The chairman told committee members that there have been some difficulties with youth at the home since a new group care home opened on Grand Avenue. "Johnson (Dave Johnson, former superintendent, who resign- lance of order at the group care home," he added. The committee was told that no reply had been received on the home's application for $2,100 under Title I funds for a remedial reading program in the home's classroom. Members turned their attention to a preliminary budget which will be due by Aug. 28, and held most figures level with the currant year's budget. No Figure No figure was, penciled in for a superintendent's salary pending the hiring of a new person, and Bergmann told the committee he asked Richardson to suggest salaries for youth supervisors. The $3,000 medical allocation was left the same, and the current $800 allocation for clothing was dropped to $500 because the judge in juvenile proceedings now orders parents to be responsible for these items when a youth is sent to the home. Major increases in the tentative budget were for food, where the figure went from $11,000 to $12,500, and physical plant which was doubled from $2,000 to $4,000. of muscular dystrophy. V. Unemployment Alan Antonik, president of the | L OWe gt RatS III laboratory, said Thursday the years WASHINGTON (UPI) the nation technique involves using whole . . dried blood sampfes from ba-! S^SFF^L WQfo Sn bies to detect the hereditary. to lowest rate in disease characterized by progressing wasting of muscles. "It has never been thought whole dry for possible to utilize blood samples in testing this disease before,' 9 he said. "Ours is the first known meth- than three the years government last said more month, today. The jobless level erf 4.7 per cent of the labor force in July 84.6 million and the number of jobless workers showed little change at 4.2 million. Some Shift • r + The BLS said there were some shifts among various categories cf workers. While was the lowest since April, 1970, when it also was 4.7 per,u nem Ploy™ €nt cent. Not since March, 1970, workers declined from 4.3 in among white Jolly Green Zucchini cd of detecting serum enzyme, .... activity in whole dried blood." I when the rate was 44 cent » June to 4.1 per cenit, the rate The method tests the samples j' haTs U . been 1 ? 1 ^ er ' . A „ for Negroes went up from 8.5 to the 4.8 figure in June, and the from infants for phenylketonu ris (PKU), a hereditary disease causing mental retardation. Antonik said the method is Deputy Governor Victor De Grazia, right, inspects an 18-inch zucchini squash grown by budget bureau employe Tom Colberg in his Williamsville garden. De Grazia, unofficial- i ly recognized as the administration gourmet, advised Colberg to bake the vegetable since it is too large for the more traditional boiling method of preparation. UNIFAX ness also increased, from 13.3 up to 14.4 per cent. Unemployment rates fell among adult me*i from 3.2 to Labor Depratment's Bureau of being clinically tested in coop- 1 Statistics said the dip eration with the University of^^f^ married men from Iowa and the Northwestern 1 ^ BLS therefore regarded ™ P^ cem, married men irom iowa ana *|ie iNortnwestern fchB ^ ^ aa ^. litUe 2.3 to 2.1 per cent, and heads of households from 2.9 to 2.7 per cemt. City Vehicle Stickers Go on Sale Next Week Galesburg vehicle tax stickers for 1973-74 will go on sale Monday and more than $91,000 is expected to be collected from the tax this year, according to Mrs. Olga Nelson, city clerk. Sales last year amounted to $89,247. This was an increase of $2,572 from the year before. "It has been going up every year," Mrs. Nelson said. She estimated the increase each year averages between $2,000 and $3,000. REASONS cited for the increase were more vehicles on the road and stricter enforcement. If stickers are not displayed by Sept. 1 offenders will be subject to a fine. Application blanks for mail orders are printed in today's Register-Mail. Residents may obtain them through mail or at the city clerk's office in City Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. daily. # This year's sticker pictures a scene at Camp Shaubena, Memorial Hospital of Chicago. He said it is expected to be ready for the medical community by Oct. 1. changed" from June. Recession Children Plan Benefit Carnival A carnival .for muscular dystrophy will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at 1513 N. Prairie St. The employment report followed a prediction by AFL-CIO President George Meany that the nation would have The rate for adult women held steady at 4.9 per cent. Wage Bill recession, with increased unemployment, before the end of the;^ H year. He blamed President iUppOIieillS Nixon 's economic policies ani\ " Seek Veto the tight money program of the Federal Reserve Board. Ringmaster for the event will be Victor Corpuz, son of Mr.'ment and Mrs. Raymond Corpuz. \ above Games to be featured are a shooting gallery, pitcher's hand ami a haunted house. The 4.7 per cent unemploy- rate in July was far Republican tile WASHINGTON (UPI) in July was 3.3 per cent when President Nixon took office in 1969, but wais well below the peak of 6.1 per cent it reached three times in late 1970 and in 1971. opponents of a Agents Unemployment Arrest Aliens ELGIN, 111. (UPI) of the U.S. Immigration Serv- j around the 6 per cent mark for ice have seized 27 more persons 19 consecutive months before here, making a total of 78 starting to cqme down in June compromise minimum wage bill passed by the Senate Thursday said they will ask President Nixon to veto it as inflationary. But the sponsors said Labor h 0 v e r e d| Secretary Peter J. Brennan told them he will recommend that seized in Elgin this week on, suspicion of being in this country illegally. of last year. The number of employed persons held steady in July at IRS Orders Beef Retailers, Wholesalers To Roll Back Prices By MATHIS CHAZANOV United Press International The Internal Revenue Service is ordering beef retailers and wholesalers to roll back on price increases that violate the Phase IV economic program, a spokesman for the agency said hard Thursday. Arnold of the meat dealers in the New connection with a special grand came from Philadelphia, where. White House spokesman Ger- York area have been going jury probe into wholesale meat a spokesman for the Cross along with the price ceilings prices. He said there is the Brothers Meat Packers the freeze began in the "possibility of Inc., aid L. Warren said there was spring. No Evidence "At this Alperin, a chief compliance officer for the IRS, told reporters that 42 point evidence of market," he said. there is a black "We are trying to avoid a black market. holdup of the consumer" and "the possibility of the shortage noiof meat being artificially created" would be investigated. Brennan mentioned a growing amount of beef coming into the a wholesale {which closed down because of a lack of beef, complained Canadian slaughterers are willing to pay the high prices demanded by cattle raisers because they are allowed to pass the cost on to their reporters wholesale firms of Where we have a vast majority United States from Canada and!customers. Phase IV prohibits "no present intention" to lift the freeze early and noted-that Agriculture Secretary Earl Blitz, who said he personally favored an early relaxation of the regulation, was only one of officials studying the many problem. . . , , . . , t . ... r John T. Dunlop, director of 76 of meat dealers complying with,noted that "prices can be A m e r i c a n processors from the Cost of Living Council, said checked and the current regulations there islraised on this beef since it is'doingso. "my mind has 155 of 743 retailers checked in no black market." |not subject to the current New York City were cited. j In another development, Rob-freeze." Meanwhile, Charles H. Bran- ert A. Morse, the U.S. attorney nan, regional director of the for southern New York state,; Shutdown Another report of In Washington, the voted to lift the freeze, but the , my Senate'changed" beef price j relaxation House there were slowdowns at 46 others. Biggest Drop Earlier Thursday, the govern* ment announced the wholesale price index for July dropped by the biggest monthly margin in 24 years. Administration economists, however, said only brief and limited benefits would filter down to customers. Reports of beef many stores did not anything approaching a choice of cuts. Where three layers of meat were displayed in meat coun- Nixon sign it. The measure, which was sent to the House for final approval on a 62-28 vote, would provide an immediate minimum wage increase of 40 cents—to $2 an hour—for 4.1 million workers and a raise to $2.20 an hour by next year for 5.5 million more. The legislation also would have j add seven million more work- fullers to minimum wage guaranties. There are now about 54 million covered by the law. Farm workers would ters in Atlanta supermarkets, for example, there was only one layer Thursday. In Edwardsville, 111., Carl Brueggeman is limiting customers at his frozen food store to two pounds of ground beef each and get a raise inm $1.30 to $2.20 an hour in three years. Sen. Peter H. Dominick, R- Colo., said he would urge a veto, because the compromise is not only inflationary, but does not contain an exemption in no way were widespread Thursday, but and two steaks or one roast j of wage minimums for youths about an early most supermarkets appeared to daily. The National Food Stores j under 18. The compromise of the freeze. A still have some to sell, in Chicago posted signs in its J does, however, exempt full-time Rules|council spokesman said 45 to 47JShoppers reported there was,210 branches reserving the TOO -A .u ^ . u . * beef im -iCornmittee put off any actionibeef slaughterhouses havelmeat on the counters, but the IRS, said more thaa 90 per cent began serving subpoenas in ports from north of the border!until after the August recess, 'closed down nationwide and'eounters were not full and right to limit the amount of 9 meat purchase. students who work less than 20 hours a week from the rrinimum. . Y 1.

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