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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 9, 1968
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JOLV 9, 1968 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAQEA-6 McCarthy Owes Strength, Weaknesses to President QUEEN CANDIDATES — One of the four girts fteece and Miss Brenda Quirk, All are students at ftbove will be crowned queen of the Shlpman Home- Southwestern High School. Retiring queen, Miss coming Wednesday, July 24. They are from left: Gladys O'Donnell, will crown the new queen. Miss Oarla Cottlngham, Miss Vickie Cox, .Miss Mary Bike Safety Program Set for July 13, 20 A two-phase summer bicycle safety program is planned July 13 and 20 in the Alton-Godfrey area, four co-sponsoring groups announced today. A free bicycle safety inspection and contest is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. till noon at North, West, .Eastand Central Junior High Schools. Co-spj"sors are A11 o n Optimist Club, Alton Police, The Telegraph and the sponsors of the Telegraph Educational Safety Campaign page. Bike experts will give safety checks to bikes and tell what's wrong. A written report will be filled out and mailed to parents of the youngster. Another facet of the first day is an essay contest which may be entered on an optional basis. In outlining details of the program, Te'egrnph Publisher Paul S. Cousiey emphasized that entrants in the inspection do not need to submit an essay. However, prizes will bt awarded in two categories for essays entered on "Why it is important for your bicycle to be kept in good working condition." Entrants may bring the 200 word or less essay when they have a b<ke inspected. Boys and girls age 8-12 are in one division, and those age 13 and over are in another. Priz- Junior Livestock Winners to Get $23,996 in Prize Money JERSEYVILLE — The 113th Greene County Agricultural Fair, to be held July 22 through 27, will offer $23,996 in premiums for open and junior livestock departments. They are: Class A — beef eattle"(Wilbert Joyce, superintendent,) |4,800; Class B— dairy cattle (Kenneth Edwards) superintendent, ?4,160; Class F — sheep (Robert ML'ler* superintendent) 13,645; Class G — s w i n e (Tom BaUard, superintendent) 14,488; Class H — beef cattle, Junior D-rpartroent (Dale Featherstone, superintendent) $2,304; Class H .— dairy cattle, Junior Department (John Wehrly, Emert Johnisee, and Benny Kinser, Superintendents) $1,280; Class H — sheep, Junior Department (Robert Miller, superintendent) $1,053; Class H swine, Junior Department (Keith Muntz, superinten- °: i Law for Today... VOLUNTEER FIREMAN HAS RIGHT-OF-WAV Q. Can a volunteer fireman with a blue revolving light in operation on his car force all other ^ traffic to get out of the | way? A. The law says that all other drivers must yield the right-of-way to the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle making use of audible and visual signals. They should drive as close as possible to the right-hand edge of the street or highway, clear of any intersection, and stop if possible. The "If possible" was a 1967 amendment. Under the old law it was just plain "atop." The law does not relieve the driver of an authorized emergency vehicle from his duty to drive with due regard for the safety of al) persons using the street or highway. -.Illinois Stats Bar Association dent) $2,184. Livestock entries close Saturday, July 20, at 5 p.m. Entries for livestock will be taken by mail to July 20 and In person dally from 9 to 11 am. and 1 to 5 p.m. from now to July 20. The Greene County f a ir harness racing meet, July 22 through July 25, is one of approximately 400 meets throughout the nation at which speedy trotters and pacers and their daring drivers will compete during 1968. This major sport attrac- toin started in 1811, when the first fair harness racing program was held at a little town in Western Massachusetts. es are savings bonds of $90 and ;25 and $10, cash in first, second and third places. The following Saturday, a bi cycle rodeo will be conducted at West Junior High School, a 1513 State St. The rodeo will be from 9 a.m. unHi noon with five events set up to determine balance, ac curacy, speed, skill and an ob stacle course. Boys and girls 8 to 12 years old and 13 and older will to placed in classes. There are 3C prizes in each age group classifi cation in addition to ribbons for the first three places in each age class. Parents may (but It's no necessary) accompany boys an girls to the contest. One requirement is that par ents sign a card or entry blari giving approval of participatio in the event. Judges of the essay contes will include representatives the Educational Safety Cam paign, page sponsors, the Opti mists, Alton Police, and th Telegraph. By LOUIS HARRIS The strength and *the weak- ess of the candidacy of Sen. Sugene McCarthy have far more to do with a man not in le race at all — president ohnson — than with either the Minnesota senator or his chief ival for the Democratic presi- ential nomination, Vice Presi- ent Hubert Humphrey. Sen. McCarthy is widely hail- d by 75 per cent of the elec- orate for the courage of his de- ision to oppose Mr. Johnson 'when no one else would." To n almost equally high 72 per ent of all voters, McCarthy's ourse has proved he is "an in ependent - minded man." By 2 to 19 per cent, voters say they have "high confidence" in is capability of running the of- ice of President. But being the symbol of anti- 'ohnson sentiment in the Dem icratic Party today is also be deviling McCarthy in his bid to obtain his party's nomination. At the moment, only a minor ty of the electorate as a whole 45 per cent, gives Mr. Johnson msitive marks on his handling )f his office. This is up 7 points from the President's low .of 3E jer cent positive in March am lown 13 points from his receti high of 57 per cent in April, jus after he said he would not run again. Among Democratic Party vot ers, President Johnson has a 5 per cent positive rating; he i most unpopular outside his par ty. McCarthy must win the Dem ocratic nomination, however from delegates far more likel to be reflective of the sentimen within rather than outside thei party. It comes as no surprise tha Humphrey is the preferre choice of pro-Johnson Demo crats by 59 to 30 per cent an that McCarthy wins over th Vice President by 54 to 33 pe cent among anti-Johnson Dem ocrats. But because mor emocrats are favorable than nfavorable to the President, umphrey holds a 48 to 40 per ent edge in party ranks. In a very real sense, there- ore, whether McCarthy can atch Humphrey in popularity mong rank-and-file Democrats efore that party's national con- entiori on Aug. 26 in Chicago epends in large measure on ,yndon Johnson's standing in is own party during the next Ix weeks. There has been much talk ,bout what would happen to the iro-McCarthy vote this fall if Humphrey is nominated in Chiago next month. But the oppo- ite side of the coin has not been xplored: what would happen o the pro-Johnson and pro- Humphrey support if McCarthy the nominee of the Demo- rats? Up to now, McCarthy has been running well in the polls with a combined backing of his own young and affluent vote and the essential base of the ower - income and ethnic groups which make up the Democratic Party. In the latest trial heats, McCarthy was running 8 points ahead of Richard Nixon, 44 to 36 per cent, with 12 per cent for George Wallace and 8 per cent undecided. An analysis of the McCarthy vote reveals that his likely supporters break down 55-45 per cent favorable to Mr. Johnson. The Nixon vote is 62 to 38 per cent anti-Johnson. The Wallace vote is 76 to 24 per cent ROOF REPAIRS OR NEW ROOFS anti-Johnson. Put another way, to an flec- tion situation, the anti-Johnson vote today would break 58 per cent for Nixon or Wallace and only 34 per cent for McCarthy. By contrast, the pro-Johnson vote would divide 53 per cent for McCarthy and only 38 per cent for Nixon and Wallace combined. Up to now, McCarthy is re. Youth Charged Twice After Jersey Incident JERSEYVILLE - A Dow youth was released on a $1,000 bond after he was charged Friday with criminal damage to proeperty and disorderly conduct. Gary Alexander, 20, was arrested after he allegedly threw rocks through the windows and glass doors of the home of Richard Price. The disorderly conduct charge stemmed from an incident at the Jersey County jail when Alexander allegedly used vile and vulgar language from the jail window. eiving a large measure of the •ro-Johnson vote. After a bitter lonvention in which he stopped Humphrey, it might be quite an- rther story. In campaign terms, McCarthy might find himself, If nominat- d, in the strange position of either muting his chief position — opposition to Lyndon Johnson — or facing the risk of possibly osing major components of the Democratic coalition over which he would preside. The ast Democratic candidate for President who rebuffed an incumbent Democratic President was Adlal Stevenson in 1952. Stevenson lost. Here is the way the fall election would divide according to people's views about the over all job President Johnson is do ing: MCCARTHY - NIXON - WAL LACE RACE BY L.B.J. JOB RATING RATE L.B.J. Postlvc Negative Per Cent Per Cent Voting for: McCarthy 53 36 Nixon 31 41 Wallace 7 17 Not sure 9 6 But before he gets to the prob em of how to cope with »n Ifi- cumbent Democratic President he has opposed, McCarthy would have to find a way out of the dilemma he now faces among his own party's rank and He: HUMPHREY VS. MCCARTHY AMONG DEMOCRATS BY L.B.J. RATING RATE L.B.J. Positive Negative ' (58) (44) Per Cent Per Cent Prefer: Humphrey 59 33 McCarthy 30 54 Not sure 11 13 Put into cold numbers, with this kind of division, President Johnson's popularity with his own party's rank and file must fall at least 10 more points in the next six weeks to make McCarthy the preferred choice of Democrats in this country. Tortured 9 Years by 2CORNSandaWART aotv ibty are gone thanks to DBRMA-SOH rob off ereme," tvtitet * baftpy attr, Now you can >ay goodbye to Umlng corM calluses, common warts with wonder-working DERMA-SOFT. 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