Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 5, 1968 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Friday, July 5, 1968
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ALTON EVENtNG TEf,fcnfcAPW FRIDAY, atJL¥ 5, 1968 Reflects Public Dissatisfaction •/ ' ' . t^ . • , • , fetgtffg HARRIS Tnft fHiBrwuttablfi nature o ut§ .-IvH, ftUitpft}^\ has been )fl tllscorteft afid goVetfiTftent ai othet country: . Harris Bat, bluntly, the Ameri Jteftl that the men been running govern out political parties do not measure up to thf of leadership evident in is oftife in this Survey put this tMft v *jttes»Jon to a cross section Of 1,624 voters in mid-June: "Comppred with what we have produced in the past in this eountiy, do you feel that our present leadership in the field of (medicine, science) is better, worse or about the same as we have ptxwluced In the past?" LEADERSHIP COMPARED WITH PAST In this order: Better; Worse; About Same; Not Sure. Per Cent Medicine 88 3 7 2 Science 79 2 12 7 Business 64 7 21 8 Newspapers and magazines 43 11 38 8 Arts and entertainment 43 17 24 16 Local government 23 21 47 9 Federal government 19 33 39 9 Politics 13 38 42 7 Medicine and science-clearly are the new "sacred cows" of American society in the late 1960s. Business has come a long way out of the doghouse since the Depression days. Those in charge of the mass media, along with leaders in art and entertainment receive positive marks from the general public. But there is little sense of progress with our institutions of government and, pecially, with the American politics. most es- quality of The public sees local government standing still. For wery two persons who see leadership gains at the federal level, there are over three who fe»>l that regression has taken place. For every American who thinks political leaders are better, there are three who believe they are worse. The causes of this failure of confidence in politics and government can be traced to many elements rather than a single one. Perhaps more than any other are?, politics in America is in a state of vast and sweeping transition. The change can be observed in the rather low personal regard the public holds for most candidates. The leading edges of the new politics, which focus on character, leadership quali- ties and style, are all relatively new dimensions. They collide with !«<• older politics ware rented ifi "gut" a., bloc Vo'irig and traditional di visions Hubeft issues. Humphrey and Richard Nivon clearly fit the rftore tradition?! pattern of the o 1 d politics, Rugene McCarthy and Nelson Rockefeller move somewhat uneasily in the traditional mold, bu* mirror many of t h e values of the new 'politics. Underlying the upheaval in styles and what voters demand of their candidates is an equally radical change In the nature of the key Issues which now concern the American people. Rapidly disappearing are the old economi" and geographic divis ions, where lower-income people automatically voted Democratic and the more privileged voted Republican. Affluence is obliterating traditional lines. Instead, a new trinity of is- iues excites the American people. For the past few years the debate over the role of the United Sta f es in the world, partial arly in Vietnam, has taken on moral tones rather than the dialog of power politics. The searing issue of race has split America far less along economic than along spiritual lines. Tolerance of innovation and nonconformity is broader among :he most privileged rather than among the struggling sectors of American society. The strong suspicion abroad n the country is that something is deeply wrong with our socie- ;y, a vi-iw shared by 55 per cent of the public. To bring. the new ssues and the new divisions in:o perspective, the people feel rath growing intensity that new, different, more perceptive leadership in government and poli- ics will be required. The people sense that the new challenges are vastly dif- erent from the old. More than specific solutions, men who project they want the capaci- y and concern to meet the new order of crises. At the same time, people are highly auspicious of political packaging and are adamant that andida'e;- for President cam- >aign in person rather than hrough the newspapers or elec- ronic media. By 65 to 35 per cent, people say they want the man they vote into the W h i t e House this year to "try to reach as many of the voters in person as possible." The reason: when a man is Ag Students to Display Products at Greene Fair Students from the Jerseyville and Southwestern Vocational Agriculture Departments will be showing products from their farming programs at the Section 15 Vocational Agricultural Fair on July 26 at the Greene County Fair, Carrollion. •Section 15 is composed of Vocational Agricluture students from 18 high schools in west-central Illinois. Premiums amounting to $2600 will be awarded winners of livestock and horticultural exhibits. The exhibitors must be enrolled in Vocational Agricluture. Current graduating seniors are eligible to show. All entries must be owned by the exhibitor in part or in full and be a part of their supervised farming program. Only livestock and horticultural products will be shown at this fair. There will be a grain show next fall at which students may show products from their crop enterprises. Kids Serve Mixed Drinks ATLANTA, Ga.; (AP) — Three small children set up a soft drink stand, selling a cupful for two cents. ! But they got some advice from a customer who checked their stock. "You'd better put those back in your mother's refrigerator," he said, pointing to three bottles of beer. CALIFORNIA LONG WHITE POTATOES 10 - 99* Prices iffeetive Thru Sot., July 6 3 STORES TO SERVE YOU! 411 Piasa, Alton e Washington Square, Alton 80 W. EdwardsvilJe Road, Wood River LAWN MOWER SPECIAL SALE! VANCO MOWER 3 H.P. Briggs-Stratton engine! Big 21" cut! New grass chute design. Adapt' able to grass catcher bag. One year full guarantee of all parts including crankshaft. .See It k now! Buy it today. SALE »49" SPRINQMAN CO. W t WOAOWAV-AtTON, ILL- seen in person, oft the streets, at « meeting, a Jdftd r of eftefti* istry is felt by the : eliectofate.- By over 3 to 1, the public re* ! jects the-l&ft of UwniHg carrV So, in the midst of the upheaval and turmoil of politics American • style in pft, tiiere is a return to a kind of naturalism in the taste of the people. They tatt about taking an active part, becoming involved more deeply, ifl ortfet .to transform politics. They seem to be say- ing that in a time of crisis and uncertainty tftejr tfast selves most of all. paigning to television and the fiewspajiors. The public Is leery bt so • called "image -mak- :," who might make out cand' idates to be what they are not, TOWN 'And COUNTRY Miniature Golf HIGHLIGHTS Town & Country Lakes Meadowbrook, m. Congratulations to our Tournament Playoff winner . . . MEL- V1N KNOCHE! Mel won two trophies last Friday — for the most rounds played and the playoff winner's trophy! He is also eligible to compete for the trip to the National Tournament this September in New Jersey. The second half of the tournament is now going on! Come on out . . . it's always nice and cool on our course near the lake . . . and a welcome relief from the noise and heat of the city. We would like to extend a special invitation to youth groups and clubs' to try our course. Last week we had a large group from the First General Baptist Church of East Alton. Nice to see all of you! Town and Country Lakes Rt. 140 at Meadowbrook ., FASHION TAN® •.,non-greasy.. inon-staining.. .this rich rnoisttir* iting lotion keeps your skin soft while And you won't burn! 4*OZ. .*% A A 6-OZ. 3 00 8.02. 3 ® AVAILABLE AT ALL FIVE THRIFTY DRUG STORES AFTER TAN ...a lighter moisturizing lotion for after sunning .. .to smoooth out the glow, help retain your tan and leave your skin soft and youthful. 4-OZ. WHY WAIT? START NOW! 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