Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 1, 1968 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, July 1, 1968
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ALTON EVENING MONCAY, 5tJLY 1,1863 Nixon f . t .Jgbjiu* ol winning the ot the rank and file of i~a*fH)bllcan Pftrty and the ' „! wltft will make the nomination at the GOP National Convention tfl Miami Beach next Richard Nixon has been as a presidential candi ing as EYEGLASS HEARING AJD ...The"Carlyle" ^•••••••MM New, slim styling with the amazing Zenith Micro-Lithic* Circuit The "Carlyle" provides top performance in a comfortable, up-to-the-minute appearance. Special microphone placement and true tonal quality, Test-hear it, today. 7he quality goes in .before the name goes on* AUTHORIZED ZENITH DEALER McCLINTOCK'S OPTICAL SERVICE 60S E. Broadway 462-5382 date among voters in general. The paradox of Nixflon's present standing in the public opin ion pol's is that he has never been stronger with Republicans and rarely been weaker with the rest of the electorate. With Republicans making up only 31 per cent of the electorate, the challenge to Nixon is to prov» that he is adaptable enough to shift his campaign from one that works among Republics to one that gains the support of a majority of the voters. Up to now he has con< centratp'' mainly on winning the GOP nomination rather than ;he November election. Five weeks before the conven* ion convenes, these are the measures of his standing within hiis ; own party as reflected by SALE! NOW IN PROGRESS SPRING & SUMMER WOMEN'S APPAREL 20%»50°/oo* !• Downtown Wood River a cross section of (SOP voters: —Among Republicans Nixon leads Nelson Rockefeller as the choice for the nomination by 60 to SI pe* 1 cent. This represents a -net gnin of 9 points in the spread between the two men since early May. This Republican popularity is reflected in the wide edge the former Vice Presldem has In delegate strength. —In trial heats against Democrats Hubert Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy, Nixon holds nearly three-quarters of the vote of those who think of. themselves as Republican. His chief GOP opponent, Rockefeller, today receives less than 60.per cent of the Republican vote in a contest with these same Democrats. There is no doubt at all that Nixon is today the top choice of aoth rahk-and-file and professional fteMiblkans. But that is where the good news for Nixon abruptly ends. His first problem is that the candidacy of former Gov. George Wallace of Alabama on an independent ticket robs Nixon of a possible base of Southern electoral votes. The national Democratic -Party has raerly been weaker irvthe South. By better than 3 to 2, voters in the Soutn-wants to reject the Democratic Party. , But W;a\ ttoree-man race today with Humphrey and Wallace; Nixon would finish in last place: HP has 25 per cent of the Southern vote, Wallace per cent and Humphrey 34 per cent. With McCarthy the Demo- cratic nominee, Nixon again presently finishes last in a,field of three. He receives 2? per cent and ^McCarthy and Wallace end up with la-pec 'e§nt each. white conservatives like Nixon and in a two-way election would vote for him overwhelmingly against either problem is that Southern white conservatives like Wallace even more. A second problem is that, against Humphrey, Nixon runs nto trouble among three key jroups who are indispensable to Ms chances of winning. He is trailing te Vice President among voters 50 years of age or over by 41 to 35 per cent. This group is part of the iositive legacy Humphrey in- lerits from President Johnson, a legacy that is not often mentioned. Humphrey also leads Nixon 42 to 38 per cent among suburban voters. With this normally Republican -voting part of the electorate, not only does Humphrey have more appeal than any other Democrat but Nixon is widely looked upon as a "loser " Among low-income whites in the North, Humphrey is ahead of Nixon by 44 to 31 per cent. This group includes both the labor- union and white-backlash seg SlNXiEiR m&tt of the elector/age outside the South. Nixon might normally be ex< peeled to crack this traditional DemocwHe stronghold this year, HP will need to break H open to wih; But ttufflphrey has natural strength here, and the assassination of Robert Kennedy has brought this group, heavily catholic, back iftto the tJem- ocratic fold Finally, when pitted against McCarthy, Nixon loses ground with wholly different segments of the electorate. . It is indispensable that Nixon carry the independent vote. But against McCarthy he loses it 41 to 35 per cent. No Republican can be elected without a majority of the growing number of affluent voters who earn $10,000 and over a year. But Nixon loses to McCar- thy tod-ty among this higlMn- ebthe secter -by 45 to 40 per cent This year, a Republican can afford f o give away no more than a 10-potnt lead to the fflbcrvis ahtong younger people tinder 35. But, against McCarthy, Nixon is trailing by 19 points today among younger voters, 31 to 50 per cent. the key finding is that Humphrey ano McCarthy put together vastly different patterns of support, and yet both end up ahead of Nixon. - PUBLIC MEETING A pub'ic meeting will be held Monday night July 8, 1968 at the Fire Station in Greenfield at 8 p.m. for an explanation of what a watershed project is and how it will work. REESE DRUG D'ADRIAN MEDICAL PARK SERVICE • DEPENDABILITY • LOW PRICE FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY Other Location*— • Eastgate Shopping Center • MonticellA Plaza Afld, in the end, Wallace .*& mains *he essential Nixon spoil' er in thN election, For he takes away from Nixon that base of Southern exposure, the chief legacy of Barfy Goldwater's run In 1964, which might have provide.d Nxon witha,.y|ctofy cushion to 1988. (NOT6 ¥0 EBMtffiS: Trues- day, Harris analyzes the sta&d* ing qf Gcv. Neteoii ftodceteltep.) NOTICE - INDEP] JULY DAY LEGAL HOLIDAY The Following Banks Will Observe July 4, as a legal Holiday and Not Be Open for Business Alton lahldng & trust Bethaltp Natiorial Ba|iJk; First National Bank & Trust Go,, Alton First National Bank, Wood RiveiM Godfrey State Bank Illinois State Bank/East Alton The Bank of Alton, Alton * • SUMMER 3 DAYS ONm Mon. July 1 thru Wed. July 3 ONLY USED SEWING MACHINES &?JKM&R3i well sell two, good condition, used sewing machines foi*99c each. OTHER USED SEWING MACHINES: $499 $999 $1999 $2999 SINGER Sew & See Guarantee: With every used sewing machine goes the SINGER guarantee of money back if not satisfied with .purchase, or full credit toward the SING , w of a new SINGER* sewing line, within 90 days! SINGER* ZIG-ZAG SEWING MACHINE WITH CASE! This marvelous zig-zag sewing machine darns, mends and monograms without attachments; sews buttonholes, buttons, tot! It sews quietly, has a full-range speed control. Convenient carrying case included. Only $88. SINGER 212 STATIST. PHONS 465-6313 ALTON, ILLINOIS M Utiu It's summer again and time to freshen up your home with new zest and gayety! Here are a few of the many summer buys now at all Franklin Union Stores. Shop early while selections are complete and give your home a wonderful summer lift! LOOK! THE SPLENDER OF OLD SPAIN AND IT IS PRICED WITH A BUDGET IN MIND! i HANDSOME 9 PC. BANQUET SIZE DINETTE '99 NO MONEY DOWN SPACIOUS 4-DBAWEB CHEST ONLY $99 YOU CAN HAVE THIS THREE-PIECE BEDROOM AT ONE LOW PRICE! Dramatize your bedroom with the charm and dignity of beautiful furnishings in perfect' taste! There's splendor in the mitred block front treatment rich with carved detail. The wood is finished* in warm, mellow oak, with marvelously wood grained tops of spill-proof high pressure plastic. Dovetailed drawers are center-guided for finger-tip action, with dust- proof interiors. A truly superb value! A set to be proud of when you entertain! Generous 36"'x60"x72" table has self edge, copper cherry plastic table top for beauty and easy-care! Chairs are black with brown wood grained vinyl trim. Eight chairs and table at one low price! Choice of chrome or bronzetone. 3 PIECES •. 62" TRIPLE DRESSER, MIRROR AND BED NO MONEY DOWN $ 249 *199 NO MONEY POWN HIGH-BACK LOUNGE CHAIR $99 LOUNSE CHAIR $89 OTTOMAN $29 o. DINING ENSEMBLE Smart extension table and four chair* - with costly wrought iron finish detail. 42" table top of mar-resistant plastic In oak , wood gra | n> FuUy upholstered chairs In easy-care vinyl, , FAMOUS BERKLINE "EL MAGNIFICO" LIVING ROOM What, value?! Choose the long sofa, the high-backed., lounge chair, the Club chair and Ottoman . . . sink into the real, deep down comfort " - of cushions generously filled with urethane foam and covered in rich, leather-like Wyoming Bolta for the ultimate In easy care! Dramatic Medal* lion carved detail lends the perfect touch of Old World authenticity! You'll revel in the beauty, relax in the comfort, bask in the compliments you'll receive for "El jviagnlflco!" Come in...this is the year 'to go Spanish. SAVE $70.85 ON THIS 3 PC. GLAMOROUS LIVING ROOM! Just think! You can have this complete, beautiful living room grouping PLUS the advantage of extra, Queen- size sleeping comfortr Scotchgard protects the lovely sofa ana both chairs! Handsome sofa with Comfort- Plus, Ever-Soft seating; wood trimmed arms. Opens to a Queen-size bed. -. > • SLEEPER SOFA WITH • MR. * MRS. CHAJ COMPLETE' ENSEMILE NO MONIY DOWN NO MONEY DOWN FIRST PAYMENT IN AUGUST EVERY NIGHT ALTON , . - 300 CAST BROADWAY Shop Whoie Over 5 MMon Have Saved Since 1898 t PLENTY OF F STORESIDE PARKING [aft St, L«yif Ave. ttl » JWB. JWflU, & Fri Downtown St. Uul* nth and FrauWl" Open'til » JM)J, Nightly City and OeJnwr Open 'til 0 p.m. MQ. 887 Slain if, 9 Wfr Mv»), t Frl, Nflrrhvmt 5r, Loud Union and Natural J}ridg» Open 'til 9 p.m, Nightly ^ Alton, f WflMSffifll|p

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