Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 5, 1950 · Page 19
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January 5, 1950

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 19

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THURSDAY, JANUARY J, 1950 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PA01N1 Mafttilfytnt a Toothache NEW ¥OfcK—<£•>—A magnify Ing gI«M, get to thai children can lo?>k into their own mouths Mont thejr, fMri of the dentist, myt Cttarlet A. Levinson of Brookline, Maia He uses the glass when eMl* drcn tear even to have their teeth examined. "Do you want to see television or movies right In your own mouth?" he asked. Invariably he sty* the children reply "Yet." And they permit the checkup. Finer Quality Lower Prices You'll Be Surprised AND VOTHIMMED—V«rr MMty NECK BONES . . . 3 25c MATH'S MULBERRY—Sweet mid MIU, No Scrap!! SLICED BACON . . . 29c GENUINE YEARLING—Very Good!! CHOCK ROAST of BEEF 39c ODR FINEST—SeiMoned Right!! PORK SAUSAGE . . . 25c TOP QUALITY—It'* Real!! LARGE BOLOGNA . . 39r SUGAR-CURED—Fine Flavor. SMOKED BACON JOWLS - Wr FINEST QUALITV—Ten-Pound PalU CHITTERLINGS . . .'S1.9P A REAL STEAK BUY ROUND-SIRLOIN-T BONES 65c RIB OR LOIN END—The Finert!! PORK LOIN ROAST . . 39c YEARLING BEEF—Uniform Cut SHORT STEAKS . . . 49c Grocery Dept. ALDEN SMITH'S—Solid Pack No. 2W Sice Can SAUERKRAUT . . . 2 25c TALL SI/1C—So Rich It Whip*. - Six-Can Limit MILNOT 3 25c GENUINE DOMINO CANE SUGAR . . . 10 89c AROUND THE CLOCK—Buy It Fresh and Save, Too! FRESH ROASTED COFFEE . . < 59c PLAIN OR IODIZED—When It Raim It Pours. MORTON'S SALT . . 2 15c KRAFT'S FINEST—Quarts. MIRACLE WHIP DRESSING . . Produce Dept DIRECT FROM FLORIDA FRESH STRAWBERRIES . . EXTRA FANCY SLICING TOMATOES 2 — 25c JUMBO SIZE NUMBER FOUR'S—Not Fives. ICEBERG LETTUCE . 2" 25c FINEST QUALITY YAM SWEET POTATOES . 3 - 2Sc FANCY CALIFORNIA—Large Bunches CARROTS . . . . . . 2- 9c GOOD QUALITY COBBLER 100-Lb. Baa* $2.90 WHITE POTATOES 10 - 29c IT'5 THE SMALLER STORES FOR BETTER VALUES, OUR EXPENSES ARE LESS!! Paul F. Davis & Sons 317 STATE ST. DOWNTOWN ALTON Mac* aauiag* la akillet. Do not plena caiina*. Add water, Cover and eteam about o minutee. Drain. Pan-fry until •lightly brown. Turn eauaag* frequently. Pour off uutage dripping* and save. Whip together eweet potatoee, orange juice, nutmeg and H cup dripping*. 8*uon to tut*. Place in a ahallow baking dieh about 10"i8"»2". Arrange sauaage on top. Bake la a moderate oven (350* F.) for 30 minuter Get Mayrose PORK SAUSAGt •T. LOUIS INOIMNOINT MCKIN9 CO. What Can The People Believe? , ' • * t Whtn the antitrust lawyer* in Washington filed their wit to put the A&P out of business, they immediately handed out for all the newspaper* of the United State* a story giving in detail their "allegation*" against this company. When we puhlished advertitemenU giving our tide of the case, they protested, even though they had made, and have continued to make, in newspapers, in speeches and over the radio these charges that would seriously damag• our business, if they wen! believed by the public. Every week millions of American housewives patronize A&P stores. Many of them would not want to deal witK the kind of people that the anti-trust lawyers represent us to be. We think we have a right to protect this 90-year old business which has made it possible for millions of American families to get more and better food for their money, which is providing high-wage employment for 110,000 Ameri* cans and which is helping millions of farmers to improve the methods of distributing their produce, No answer by us would be necessary if the anti-trust lawyers wer« always right. But they, like afl other human beings, can be wrong. In this case we know they are wrong. They have been wrong before. In case after case they made charges against A&P which were proved in court to be utterly without foundation. We will prove that statement right up to the hilt. The anti-trust lawyers tell the public that they won a previous anti-trust suit against us at Danville, Illinois. They old. What they do not tell you is that they brought case after case against the A&P in federal courts all over the United States. Before they won this case they suffered three defeats. The anti-trust lawyers have told everybody about the time that the courts said they were right We think you an * entitled to know about the three times the courts said they were wrong. Now we are going to tell you about the first one. In future advertisements we will tell you about all of them. The Washington Bread Case In April, 1941, the anti-trust lawyers brought a criminal suit in Washington, D. C. ' They charged that the A&P, two grocery chain competitors, two labor unions and other good American citizens had conspired to fix the price of bread. Can anyone imagine any charge calculated to be more damaging to a retail grocery business? They asked millions of people to believe that we were the kind of'grocers who would take bread out of the mouths of poor people and make it harder for a wife and mother to feed her family. These charges were false. In that case it developed that the A&P and the two competitors who were charged with conspiring with us to maintain high bread prices actually sold bread cheaper than most of the other stores in Washington. The anti-trust lawyers presented and argued their case. When they were through, Federal District Judge Allen T. Goldsborough ruled that A6cP and the other defendants did not even need to put in a defense. He instructed the jury to bring in a verdict of "not guilty." Judge Coldsborough said to the anti-trust lawyers i "If you were to show this record to any experienced trial lawyer in the world, he would tell you that there was not any evidence at all. "Honestly, I have never in my over forty years 9 experience seen tried a case that was as absolutely devoid of evidence as this. That is the honest truth. I have never teen one like it." So here was a case in which the anti-trust lawyers made seriously damaging charges against the A&P, in support of which, in the words of the court, they did not have "any evidence at all." This was not the only time the anti-trust lawyers made charges against the A&P which the courts said were not true. In future ads we are going to tell you about these other suits. We are not going to duck, either. We are going to tell you about the criminal suit that the anti-trust lawyers won at Danville, Illinois. « The anti-trust lawyers say that they are not attacking "bigness" or efficiency. They have to say that because the courts have decided that "bigness" and efficiency and selling at low prices is not a crime. i • . But the fact is crystal clear that they only brought their bread suit against th« big companies and against the companies that sold good bread at the lowest prices; just as in this current suit they are attacking a big company that sells good food cheap. We are going to show the American people that the suit to destroy A&P it really a suit against efficiency and against real competition. The real question involved in this suit is whether businessmen are going to be) encouraged to do a better and more efficient job; or whether we are going to let the anti-trust lawyers in Washington blow the whistle on anybody wh» gets big by giving the people more for their money. ! • No one can make us believe that it is a crime to try to Mil the best quality food at the lowest possible price. THE GREAT ATLANTIC & PACIFIC TEA,COMPANY 4

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