Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 17, 1975 · Page 4
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Freeport, Illinois
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Thursday, July 17, 1975
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Page 4 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Thursday, July if, 1975 o _ • i -• i .I Green County FairTo Open Wednesday For Five Days vtf- TO ft ns v.f '- MONROE, Wis.-Sortny James, "the ..Southern Gentleman," headlines the entertainment at the 121st annual ,., Green County Fair, which starts here i Wednesday for a five-day run. ,:. James will be featured with his country-western show in the am. phitheater at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday. 1, A new variety show, billed as the .Betty Elmer Show and put together by Monroe's own Mrs. Melvin H. Elmer, will kick off the entertainment at 7:30 ,, r p.m. Wednesday. The annual 4-H program will also be presented. Admission "to the grandstand is free Wednesday night. Meat Price Decrease Predicted DENVER (UPI) - The president of the National Cattleman's Association predicts meat prices will decrease again soon because the amount of livestock going to market is increasing. Gordon 'Van Vleck said Wednesday an NCA survey of 19 cities confirmed shoppers are paying 6 cents per pound more for their beef this month than a month ago. He said the average price of five beef cuts on July 10 was $1.78 per pound, compared with $1.72 on June 10 and $1.41 a year ago. Van Vleck blamed the higher prices on reductions in supplies of all types of meat, particularly pork and grain fed beef. But he said the number of animals being marketed weekly have increased recently. "Cattle and wholesale beef prices have decreased by several cents per pound from their peak levels," Van Vleck said. "Changes in prices at retail- both up and down - generally lag behind wholesale price changes. "Since our survey was conducted on July 10, we have had reports of reductions in retail prices in some cities," he said. The NCA spokesman said recent grain fed cattle prices resulted in profits, often for the first time in almost two years, for feeders who have had animals ready for market. However, the basic producers who sell feeder cattle to feedlots or non-fed cattle to packers still are losing money, he said. Cities surveyed included Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Houston, Jackson, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, New York, Omaha, Phoneix, Portland, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Artists May Participate In South Beloit Show Persons in the area who are inter~ ested in selling art work or homemade at crafts are invited to participate in the * South Beloit High School Arts and «, Crafts Show on Sept. 21. « The show will be held from noon to 5 . w p.m. It will feature music by the high •» school band and a lunchstand. £ Anyone interested in participating w may write Mrs. James Miller, 913 * Hayes Ave., South Beloit, 61080, for K> further information. Mi ~ Park Dedication m ROCK CITY-Rock City's park will ™ be officially dedicated Saturday. The >* program at 8 p.m. will include a' * speech by Rep. Richard Mulcahey of » Durand, flag raising and a variety * show. An ice cream social will begin at w 5 p.m. Wednesday is Family Day and the gates open at 1 p.m. Badger State_ Shows will be on the Midway with 18' rides and concessions. A double feature program has been arranged for Thursday at 8 p.m. The Flowers Family Musical Variety Show will offer music, dancing and singing. They use 15 different instruments. Joining them will be Alex Houston, ventriloquist, and Elmer of television's "Hee Haw." Friday- will be Kid's Day with reduced midway prices from noon to 5 p.m. Free Trolly Marionettes shows, a ride down the boulevards of vaudeville, silent films, circus, country music and comedy, will be presented at i; 2 and 3 p.m. Joie Chitwood's auto thrill show with 21 stunts will begin at 8 p.m. Friday. Harness racing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Sonny James, according to record reports, has had 27 No. 1 records in a row. He will be joined Saturday night by the Country Gentlemen. The auto demolition derby with local drivers participating will be at 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday. Information on tickets to the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows can be obtained by writing to Allan B. Holtshopple, amphitheater superintendent, Box 213, Monroe 53566. MRS. BETTY ELMER Poodle's Yodeling Wins Singing Contest CHICAGO (UPI) - A dirge-singing poodle yodeled her way to victory Wednesday in a singing dog contest. The 9-year-old poodle, named Susie, drew back her head and wailed not entirely unmusical tones which seemed to express something between whimsy and frustration. Some of the other 44 competitors, bribed with favorite toys, favorite music or accordion accompaniment^ managed a few barks, whimpers or howls but never came close to matching the musical pathos created by the shaggy soloist. Most, however, chose to remain silent. A chihuahua owned by a former Chicago opera singer remained mute while her owner played portions of "La Kraut Packers Claim Americans Consume 729,000 Barrels MADISON, Wis. (UPI) - Americans consumed enough kraut the past year to stretch slightly more than 17,000 miles, or the distance covered by the Apollo-Soyuz space capsules in one hour, kraut packers claimed today. W.R. Moore, executive secretary of the National Kraut Packers Association, told members Americans consumed about 729,000 barrels of kraut .the past 12 months compared with 662,000 barrels the previous year. Moore, who is from St. Charles, 111., said that's about 13.1 million cases or 1.2 billion servings of kraut. TODAY'S BEST furniture buys are featured in today's Classified Ads ... To sell yours, use a low cost Family Want Ad ... 232-2171. . . Of course, we'll charge it! Traviata," "Indian Love Song," and "God Bless America" in hopes she eventually would join in. But the temperamental artist begged off and kept still. So Susie, owned by Mrs. Sophie Dahlquist of Chicago, won the regional competition at the Continental Plaza Hotal and earned the right to meet other regional canine singing champs in New York for the national title. The winner of the contest, sponsored by a dog food company, will win $1,000 and a job as a traveling representative for the company. The job will pay $175 a day. ABWA Thirteenth Annual HORSE SHOW Saturday, July 19, 1975 7:00 P.M. Stephenson County Fairground Proceeds For Education Fund $1.00 Per Person Donation Children Under 12 FREE With Adults Food Stand on Grounds Sponsored By ... American Business Women's Association Lamb And Wool Others Benefit From Government If You Don't, Nil) Speaker Says Queens Crowned At Forrestpn FORRESTON-Seven county 'lamb and wool queens were crowned at the Forreston Sheep Breeders' fourth annual queen contest and Iamb barbecue at the Forreston Community Park. The new county queens, who will appear in area parades and give out sheep show ribbons at county fairs, are as follows: Stephenson-Patricia Ann Turner, 16; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Turner, rural Ridott. Ogle-Kris Nelson, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Nelson, rural Mount Morris. Jo Daviess-Maureen Gollmer, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gollmer, rural Warren. Carroll-Deana Janssen, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Janssen, rural Chadwick. Winnebago-Teresa Mitchell, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell, rural Winnebago. DeKalb-Doreen Hall, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hall, rural Sycamore. , Kane-Sue Struckman, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Struckman, rural Elgin. About 300 persons were served. The meal featured barbecued lamb chops, steak and burgers. Area Hospitals Patients Mrs. Donald Elbert of Lanark is a medical patient at Sterling Community General Hospital. DeKALB - "... You better be sure that if the government's not working for you, it's going to be working for someone else," consumer advocate Carol Foreman warned Monday night. "It's a question of whether the government will do for you or do unto you," she told some 300 consumer specialists attending the first National Consumer Education Methods Conference at Northern Illinois University. "Every day, the United States government makes decisions that affect the lives of consumers. And every day, those decisons are likely to affect you, as consumers, adversely," she said. The reasons include a failure to consider the effects of decisions on consumers, a "too cozy" relationship between regulated industries and regulating boards and the lack of money, expertise and data by consumer organizations which cannot adequately represent consumer interests, she said. Most important is getting consumers' views represented regularly in government decision-making, she said, charging that too often "decisions are being made in the interests of business instead of consumers. "And part of the reason they are is because businessmen are better financed, better organized and better informed than consumers are about how the government works," she said, noting that Ralph Nader estimates the type of "cartel regulation" practiced by government boards costs consumers "between $16 billion and $24 billion per year in waste and overcharges." _ . "We have to take some steps to improve our good old free enterprise system," she added. "We all give lip service to it and then we rush out as quickly as possible and try to escape it. Lack of competition is costing consumers an awful lot of money." About 10 per cent paid by consumers each year is for overcharges, she said. Besides advocating a Federal Consumer Protcctici Agency and reform of various government regulatory boards, she said the Consumer Federation of America, of which she is executive director, also wants increased business competition. ' The latter would require revision of "outmoded anti-competitive laws and regulations," including those creating the agricultural marketing systems. "Most of us live in urban areas. And most of us are very far removed from the people who shape our roles in the marketplace." she not*-u. "That 'mom and pop' store down on the corner is now called 'Seven- Eleven,' and it's owned by the Southland Corp.," she said, citing an example. "And unless you live in Dallas, Tex., where the Southland Corp. has its headquarters, it's not very likely that you're ever going to come face to face with the people who make the decisions about how your corner store is run." ' Carol Foreman spoke at the closing session of the first day of the weeklong conference, which is cosponsored by NIU's department of business education and administrative services and by the Gregg/Community College Division of McGraw-Hill. . I Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! fr fr •to fr to to I CI5 Famous Summer Sale In Progress DRESSES-PANT SUITS Daytime, Dressy, Longs ... All From Regular Stock TO 1 L /2 OFF All Remaining Merchandise Reduced Further For Quick Clearance! PLUS pre-season savings on our entire stock of WINTER COATS. Choose from the newest fashion styles & fabrics including leathers and suedes. Offer good through Labor Day. 15% OFF Open Friday to 8 P.M., Monday fo 9-P.M. 1* South Chicago Ave. . I to fr to '& Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! Sale!! 2. ••••fc^—— - ..._ •- _ • __ ,e)-^B A good time to buy upholstered furniture! HU ta Where fine furniture is a family tradition SUPER SUMMER SIZZLER SALE! IB •O Almost all of our fine living room furniture has been drastically reduced during this limited time sale. The value can be yours with many of the finest names in upholstered furniture; Heritage, Henredon, Conover, Woodmark and more! Now is the time to buy that chair, sofa, or love seat you've been wanting. Many styles and fabrics (prints, solids and tweeds) are in stock, ready for immediate delivery, but special orders are also available at the same reduced prices. Hurry, this sale won't last long. Corner of Main and Galena

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