Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 24, 1972 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 11

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, August 24, 1972
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A42 Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, August 24, 1972 GOP supreme confidence proved unjustified in 1948 "rWATERMELONS! By CARIL P. LFAJBSDORF M1AMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The euphoria surround! n» the 1972 Republican National (Convention lias probably been matched only (wire in recent GOP history. In 1956, il proved justified ~ as Dwight D. Eisenhower was re-elected in a landslide. But in 1948 it was a delusion and Harry S. Truman scored one of the greatest upsets in American political history, defeating Thomas E. Dewey. The party is united MOW with the only visible rifl here related lo who takes our after Richard M. Nixon A variety of polls show the Nixon-Spiro T. Agncw ticket \vith a massive — some say unbeatable — lead over ilv? Democratic combination of Sen. George McGo\'crn and Sargent Shriver. Through Republican leaders keep saying they believe tin 1 margin will narrow before November, others aren't sure. They recall that, in 1964, Republican nominee Barry Goldwater fell 30 points behind Lyndon B. Johnson in midsummer and stayed there. Just six weeks ago, Democrats left this city's Convention Hall with considerable hope they could mend their divisions and unite behind ihe McGovern candidacv. McGovern was confident he could hold (he party regulars. -Since then, a series of mishaps has put a cloud over Mi'Govcrn's prospecls. In an unprecedented development, Sen. Thomas F. Kagleton of Missouri was dropped as McGovern's running mate after he failed to disclose his medical history to McGovern. A series of subsequent con- t r o v e r s i e s have dogged McGovern and obscured his efforts at parly unity and campaign organization: —The denial and subsequent admission of Pierre Salinger's inquiry into North Vietnamese peace intentions: —The likening of President Nixin to Hitler in attacks on the bugging and attempted break-in of Democratic headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington; —And the comment that his election would prolribly prompt South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thic-u to flee and turn over that country to a Communist-led coalition. Even before the Democratic convention, he stinted controversy by saying he would go to Hanoi and beg, if necessary, to free captured U.S. prisoners. Now. many polls show Nixon with top-heavy leads in Cattle raising in black due to demand for beef By DON KENDALL 'WASHINGTON (AP) — The big story in American eating preferences is beef—an awesome demand that has helped put the cattle industry back Into the black. But there have been other significant changes on dining tables. The Agriculture Department, taking a look at what typical families ate in 19SO compared with today, helps explain why some farm commodities are faring better these days and others not so well. Forty years ago, says the Economic Research Service, the average American faced this situation: "There's no frozen orange juice. Margarine hasn't caught on yet. There're no canned baby foods, no froze-i vegetables, no sherbet. And chicken is still pretty much of a Sunday dinner treat. "You'd have a 50-50 chance of being served pork, for it accounted for half of pel- capita meat consumption. And you would have a 90-per-cent chance of being served butter rather than margarine, compared with a 30-per-cent chance today. "You would have, too, about a 70-per-ccnt chance of being served fresh—or home-prepared—fruits and vegetables rather than commercially canned or frozen ones . . . Use of processed forms did not sin-pass fresh use until the mid 1950s." But meat-eating habits have been the prime change. Since 1930, says the ERS, Americans have increased per-capita meat eating about 45 pounds to 168 pounds an- n u a 11 y on a retail-cut equivalent. "The popularity of beef accounts for just about the entire 45-pound increase," the economists say. "Pork consumption is currently about five pounds per person hig!.ie i- , while veal and lamb and mutton use has declined." On the whole, says the ERS, consumption has increased for meat and poultry, processc.! fruits and vegetables, margarine, salad oil and cooking oils. Price cut benefits all WASHINGTON (AP) Businessmen can make as much profit as they are able if they first cut prices to either the Aug. 15, 1971, level or the one of May 25, 197U, the Price Commission says. The offer Tuesday is designed to make everybody happy, according to 0. Jackson Grayson Jr., commission chairman. "Consumers win because there arc reductions in prices or direct refunds," he said in a statement, "and !)>t> company conies out ahead because it is allowed flexibility in its pru-it maruin." Only White limited - quantities last! MARK OF EXCELLENCE GREAT VALUES IN QUALITY FRIGIDAIRE Appliances Frigidaire! Jci Aiuon 1 la vva-in.r. 5 cyclt* le! j ou t. ilor the washing a.iinii i : k v ible tjjiiuij i j ;,.( e (CJ Ib I'Ouhd: — .'. u. , u i :. : i<ttliinent> JLI Cm it: Spra> SyMeni f'-i fr r- ler rilr>illj> 1'v; ; ' Soak Kej;. Now '229 * Convenient Term* * Open Mon. 4 t ri. O p en Mon. 4 1 TUJ u P.HL TilJ 8 HLTOn REFRIDERRTIDn 550 E. Broadua> Across from (ji-rmiuiia the major industrial states w h i c h are crucial \<> Democratic success. 01 her surveys show him with :i remarkable row of -irl- vantagcs over McOovorn in categories designed !<> measure the ways in which Americans regard the two rivals. Though confident, many Republicans here are running scared. They arc following 1h» President's advice lo guuid against the kind of letdown that helped turn almost certain victory into the stunning Republican defeat of 1948. Yet, for the Republicans and Richard Nixon, this convention is ji time lo savor. The man who has been involved in controversy from his arrival on the national political scene a quarter century ago now stands supreme in his party and, if the polls are right, in the nation. There are obstacles ahead. Far more Americans .still consider themselves Democrats than regard themselves as Republicans, and the polls show people consider the Democratic party better equipped in many areas to deal wiih national problems. The connection of Republican officials with the bugging and attempted break- in of the Democratic party's headquarters is before a grand jury, posing political risks for the GOP later this fall. There is also the warning of the example sal by bot;i parties in the past few years. •Eight years after their smashing 1964 electoral victory, Democrats face a second straight presidential setback, severe strains on party unity and perhaps the most serious threat to their 18-year grip on congressional control. A decade earlier, Republicans failed to build on the Eisenhower electoral successes. Now, the Republican party's o v e r • a 11 prospects are brighter than they have been since the early Eisenhowe>years, and most people here believe the euphoria at this convention is real, as least for the 1972 presidential race. ICE GOLD or • WARM : ON SALE i M PICK THE SIZE • YOU WANT • NEW APPLES NEW CROP SWEET B !C ItriiiKs Out Tin- Flavor! ACCENT IT 59c ••••••••• BLACK PEPPER "TURN r'FOODVALJUES! ................. 5c BUNCH !••••••••! SAGE 29c CELLO BAG MIXED VEGETABLES!) r -v CANS $ ! Cookies FOR Iff' BREAD and BUTTER PICKLES Jars 1 !••• - - - -. —» ^ ^ ^ M ra «• m mg APPLE SAOOE 6 Cans 1 • (••••••••••••• m Long Green • CUCUMBERS? O) for •••••••••••••I » POTATO S CHIPS • Bag* 59C S IBHHIgnHHHHHHHI H PRETZELS fl 1 Lb. H Bag R CALIFORNIA n Oranges 30-1 NO. 1 RUSSET POTATOES 2Q£ $ " WHITE SEEDLESS Lbs. B CAROL ••••••• WHITE VINEGAR WE SELL WHOLESALE ALTON, ILL. 2530 E. BROADWAY Gal. • TOMATO S PASTE n 8 CANS HIHHMBBIB £ PINEAPPLE • A Cans 3 Kinds TREND DISH SOAP ( $1 Bottles JL PIE CHERRIES" $ * Cans JL — — — — •• H • & BH m ^ MH •• TOMATOES Cans LARGE SIZE CANTALOUPES 3 -1 Ready For Eating !•••••••! FREESTONE PLUMS Lbs. $ limits 5 large $ cans . Z Bags' Z9C Bank the cash when you sell "Don't Needs" with a Telegraph Want Ad! The regulation might appeal, Grayson said, to firms who believe they could do enough business despite lower prices to increase their profit margin. Companies that want io take up the n e w offer, however, must do all they can to find past customers and make refunds equaling reductions from present levels to the 1970 or 1971 levels If me refunds cannot be made, then the firms must lower pi-ices enough to offset revenue derived from the price increases they have rescinded. FULL SIZE, EXTRA SOFT THERMAL ONE OF OUR SUPPLIERS, WHO ALSO MANUFACTURES THERMAL, OFFERED US 3,000 THERMAL BLANKETS, ALL HE HAD, FANTASTIC SAVINGS... AND NOW WE'RE PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO YOU! IMPERFECTIONS IN THE BINDINGS, ONLY, IN NO WAY AFFECT THE APPEARANCE OR [THE SERVICE OF THESE BLANKETS 72x90-IN. Blankets are Full Size For Twin or Double Beds! Superbly Blended to Assure Beauty and Durability! Woven For Extra Softness and Warmth! Washable! Guaranteed Against Moth Damage! Red, Gold or Blue Muted Stripe Design! EACH VALUES UP TO 6.95 (If Perfect) 3000 BELTLINE- Just E. of Washington 9 :J o

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