Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 2, 1972 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, September 2, 1972
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%& Alton Evening Telegrapjh Saturday, September 2,1972 Hot! *•• Now is the time to take care of garden tools By MR. FIX ., The shape in which you jfeave youf garden tools this fell Is the shape you will them In come next spring. The wear and tear you ga\'e them this past summer is nothing compared to the damage that neglect will cause during the winter BE SURE TOOLS ARE CLEAN AND IN GOOD REPAIR HANG TOOLS NEATLY ON A RACK months. What happens in the basement, garage or tool shed is (hat small nist spots turn into big ones, corrosion sets in. rubber decays and wood rots. Kasiest way to prevent problems is to put everything away dean. A wire brush w'l'. pot rid of dirt that has accumulated on hoes, spades, rakes and other tools. t.'so steel wool to clean off rust spots. A little oil will lie!]). Once metal surfaces ;i''C clean, wipe with any oily rat; to prevent rusting while the tools are in storage. Cutting edges of spades and hoes should be sharp. Use a file to do the job now and the tools will be ready to use without preliminary wo v k next year. Pruning and grass shears generally have a coating of sap from the plants that have been cut. Since this is corrosive, clean it off (he blades. Kerosene is all the solvent, you need. Use steel wool on stubborn spots and on rust spots. Oil the working parts and coat, with oil after sharpening. ('heck wooden handles for rough spots, splinters. Sand them smooth and then coat the wood with linseed oil to keep it from drying out. Small cracks can be glued and clamped. Loose handles should be tightened. A large split or a break calls for replacement of the handle. Never paint a wooden handle since this will hide cracking. Drain the garden hose and allow it to dry before storing. Coil it on a real or hand it over a hose racket or a piece of pipe. A hose with water in it may hurst during freezing weather. Coiling a hose in cold weather is almost impossible since it is so stiff. Washers in hose fittings, nozzle and sprinklers shou'd be replaced every year. It's a good idea to throw the olc! ones away and insert new washers. Tools should not be left standing in a corner or tossed into a loose pile. Put up racks so they can be hung neatly. Odds and ends of gardeninc supplies — fertilizer, sesd, potting soil — should be stored in plastic bags or glass jars or coffee cans and labeled. Painted surfaces that have become worn or chipped should be sanded and repainted. Use a rust- preventive paint. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Figure* Show low Temperatures Expected Until Sunday Morning Precipitation Not Indicated- Coniult Ucal Forecast National Weather RAJn and showers are forecast Saturday for scattered parts of the nation, along with cooler air in many places. (AP Wirephoto Map) Area weather Alton and vicinity — Showers and thunder-showers likely today and tonight. Cooler. High today in the mid to upper 70s. Low tonight in the mid 50s. Showers ending early Sunday, clearing during the day. High in the mid 70s. Extended forecast Fair to partly cloudy skies Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures will average a little below seasonal normals. Daily highs will be in the 70s to lower 80s and daily lows will be in the 50s. . Smart shoppers shop Telegraph ads before they shop and buy! Farm cost rise cited by Kulif uss •CARROLLTON-The continuing rise in farm costs is of major concern to farmers, William J. Kuhfuss, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said here Friday in addressing a district 15 meeting of the Illinois Agricultural Association. "Inflation has raised the high cost of farming to a record level — the index of prices paid by farmers, interest, taxes, and wage rates is now 428 per cent of its 1910-14 base," the national farm leader reported. Production expenses, he said, in the first half of 1972 . were estimated at an annual rate of $46 billion -- about . §2.5 billion above last year's . level. Expenses, Kuhfuss said, are expected to continue to rise during the months ahead with the rate of increase being affected by what is done to control government expenditures and slow inflation. The farm leader said he •; was encouraged by President Nixon's recent veto of a $30.6 billion appropriations bill providing funds for the . Health, Education and Welfare Department. The House subsequently failed to muster the necessary two- thirds to override the veto. The President v e t o e d the HEW appropriation bill .because it exceeded by at least $1.8 billion his budget request. His budget request, • was $2.1 billion over the amount appropriated for the fiscal year 1972 for HEW. His action on the bill was in keeping with an earlier warning to Congress that he would veto any bills calling; for excessive spending which threatened the federal budget. "Inflation is a serious threat to economic stability in our economy today — not only for farmers but also for all citizens, and most economists recognize that government spending in excess of income is the primary cause of inflation. "Price and wage controls are not an effective means of controlling inflation. The inflationary pressures which stimulated the President's August, 1971, decision to invoke price controls were primarily the result of excessive deficit spending on the part of the federal government and a related expansion of the money supply by the Federal Reserve Board. "In the short run, the an' nouncement of controls may have had a helpful psychological effect — pa|r- ticularly in those industries which have excessive market power. "Agriculture, on the other hand, is a highly competitivje, world-wide industry, relying on market values established in the marketplace." Kuhfuss also said that the fcjgh cost of farming — and the successful functioning of . our competitive enterprise system is endangered — by the activities of monopolistic groups. "Effective and widespread competition — as a means of promoting individual incentive and tie efficient use of se resources — is of paramount means Oat ao groap - wtotner it bj labor, asrit-idUire, or tae govenuauu ttielf -stewM * permitted to Starts The 1973 United Fund Campaign began recently as members of the Alton Community Service League volunteered to pack literature kits for companies in the area to distribute to employes. The kits will be sent out through the month of September as the campaign collection goal is $023,977. Thanks fco you its working Harris poll shows Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, September 2,1972 A-9 Union men like Nixon By 49-40 per cent, union members across the country are inclined at the moment to prefer Richard Nixon to George McGovern for the Presidency. On the surface, this would seem to say that the rank and file of labor are preparedt o follow the lead of AFL-CIO President George Meany in opposing McGovern. Yet the facts simply do not bear this claim out. When asked if they tend to agree or disagree with Meany's political point of view, union members nationwide tend to disagree with him by a 3-2 margin. When asked how Meany's opposition to McGovern might affect their attitudes toward the Democratic nominee, 10 per cent said that it made them feel more like supporting McGovern, 11 per cent said that It made them feel less like supporting him, but a sizable 71 per cent said that meany's position just won't affect their attitudes one way or the other. An in-depth examination of union members' attitudes on key dimensions of the 1972 election yields one basic finding: although they are more interested in economic matters than the average voter, union members differ little with most of their neighbors In their views of the candidates and on the major Issues. If the union vote is to be won by either Mr. Nixon or Sen. McGovern, it is far more likely to be on the basis of the overriding issues in the campaign than through specialized appeals designed for the so-called "pork chop" vote, on the one hand, or for the so-called "hard hat" vote, on the other. In this election up to now, the union vote has tended to shift at much the same proportions and at much the same points in time as the electorate as a whole: TREND OF UNION VOTE FOR PRESIDENT The percentages are to this order: Nixon; McGovern; and Not Sore. Aug. '72 49 40 11 July 50 39 11 June 46 44 10 May 35 53 12 Back in May, the division of the union vote closely paralleled the way it went in 1968, when Humphrey received 53 per cent, Nixon 32 per cent, and Wallace 15 per cent. McGovern was ahead by a 53-35 per cent margin. Pack the family in the car and get to Penneys. Holiday specials are happening all over the store. Polyester knits. Extraordinary special buy! • Now, you can start off with a whole new wardrobe of popular polyester doubleknits • A full 60 inches wide • Penn-Prest for no ironing • Top fash'ion colors and textures Special -199 I yd. SaleS 40 Reg. $4. Rib knit nylon body suit for girls. Long sleeves, turtleneck; 7 to 14. 25 Sale 4 Reg. $5. Pucker knit nylon body suit for girls. Sizes 7 to 14. Extraordinary special buy. • In Penn-Prest polyester/ cotton • Stripes, plaids, patterns. • In every kind of color combination • Sister sizes 3 to 6X, 7 to 14. Special for Shop Sunday 12:30 to r 0 PM. Monday 12:30 to 5:30 PM. In every department, every aisle. For every bi Sale. Men's western jeans. Sale 2-350 JCPenney We know what you're looking for. Charge It At JCPenney Eastgate/Open Monday thru Saturday 10A.M. to 9 P.M. Sunday 12:30 to 5:30 P.M. Reg. 4.98 each. Men's rugged western jeans of polyester/cotton with permanent center crease. They have a rust and crush resistant zipper. Waist sizes 28-40. Blue cotton denim jeans, reg. 3.98 each, Sale 2 for $7 Closeout men's dress Slacks NOW Actionmaster Slacks of 100% Fortrel® polyester Penn-Prest® for never iron ease. Won't sag, bag or wrinkle. Machine washable for easy care. JCPenney We know what you're looking for. Charge It At JCPenney Eostgate/Open Monday thru Saturday 10A.M. to 9 P.M. Sunday 12.30 to 5:30 P.M. t But then, as McGovern ran into increasing trouble over his credibility on his welfare plan, which in turn fed his rising reputation for being "too extreme" in his views, the union vote began switching over to President Nixon. As the Nixon nationwide lead soared to over a 20 point spread, the union vote went from 8 points Democratic to 9 points Republican. This 17 point turnaround among union members was close to the 18 point shift among voters as a whole. Here are some of the highlights of the in-depth probing among union members over the past few months: — Union members tend to be more absorbed with bread- and-butter issues than most voters, with 69 per cent of the trade union rank and file singling out economic questions as most important to them, compared with 58 per cent of the public as a whole. By the same token, union members tend to be slightly less concerned about such issues as drugs, crime, welfare, and pollution than other voters. — Members of organized labor tend to be more alienated than the average voter, particularly on economic matters. For example, although by 43-41 per cent most people think the country is finally out of a recession, union members still think .the nation is in a recession by a 48-39 per cent margin. While 74 per cent of the public believes that "tax laws are written more to help the rich, rather than the average working man," a higher 81 per cent of the union rank and file feel that way. Compared with 68 per cent of the public who feel "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer," a higher 73 per cent of union people feel that way. Overall, 53 per cent of union members are alienated, compared with 47 per cent of the public as a whole. — McGovern's best chance to make gains among union members clearly rests in the economic area. Compared with 57 per cent of the public who feel that "President Nixon is too close to big business," a much higher 66 per cent of union members feel that way. — However, Sen. McGovern has as serious a credibility problem with union members as he has with the entire electorate. By 55-26 per cent, a majority of all likely voters feel that "McGovern has too extreme liberal views," a point of view shared by 55-27 per cent among union members. Even when asked whom they think would do better in checking the rising cost of living, union members prefer Mr. Nixon to Sen. McGovern by 39-29 per cent. When asked whom they would trust more in the White House, by a decisive 53-32 per cent, the rank and file of labor say they would have more confidence in the President. Although they will undoubtedly be taking a closer look at both candidates in the remaining two months before the election, union members are more likely to be making up their own minds than taking their cues from AFL- CIO President Meany. In early Au«ust, a cross section of 1,635 likely voters was asked: "From what you know or have heard, do you tend to agree or disagree with the political point of view of George Meany, President of the AFL-CIO?" AGREEMENT WITH GEORGE MEANY The percentages are to this order: Total Voters; and Union Members. Agree with Meany 18 22 Disagree 36 33 Not Sure 46 45 Then the cross section was asked: "As you know, George Meany strongly opposed the nomination of Senator McGovern at the Democratic convention. Does Meany's opposition make you feel more like supporting McGovern, less, or doesn't it make much difference one way or the other?" IMPACT OF MEANY 0*> POSITION TO McGOVBRN The percentages are to this order: Total Voters; Union Members How Make Yon Feel: More like supporting UcGovern 10 10 Less like supporting 8 1 Hakes 00 difference 78 n Not sure II \

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