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Racine Journal Times (Newspaper) - July 16, 1948, Racine, Wisconsin AfclNE JOtJKNAL - Mfar, Jrty 1C Utt I- Arouse Voters � By GEORGE GALLUP AMricu Institute mt TmVOe Opinion PRINCETON, N. J.-The Democratic party served adequate notice at its convention that the campaign issue to be debated most heatedly in the months ahead is the one that American voters cite as-the nation's most pressing domestic problem-the high cost of living. Reasons why high prices have assumed top importance in voters' minds are to be found in statements by representative voters on the minimum family income required to live decently in their own communities. In 1937 the typical American told Institute interviewers that a family with two children needed a minimum of $30 a week to maintain a decent home. _ * * * But when he answers that same question today, 11 years later, the average person says that it now takes a minimum of $50 a week for a family of four to make ends meet. While family incomes have also increased substantially in this period, still at least approximately a third of the people say that their family incomes are below the minimum standards which they set. After representative voters in . today's survey had named the ' sum of money needed by a family of four, they were asked: "Is your total weekly family income larger or smaller than this?" Here are the answers: Larrer .................44% Sane ..................15 Smaller ................32 Don't know ............ 9 Politically, the important fact is that, regardless of how they fare today compared with 10 years ago, the 32 per cent who said their incomes were below standard feel that today they are having a hard time making ends meet. * * * Because of their numerical strength, the present party lean-nings of these voters carry important implications for this presidential campaign. And as of today they favor the Democratic party, as their answers to the following questions show: "Leaving aside the qcestion of candidates which party would yon like to see win the next presidential election-the Republican, the Democratic or Wallace's third party?" The voted: Democratic Party ......41% Republican Party.......37 Wallace's Third Party .. 4 No Opinion ............18 This gives further evidence that the Democratic party leaders will lean heavily on the high cost of living issue, trying to pin the blame for soaring prices on the Republicans. It is significant, also, that these financially distressed voters give little support to the "Wallace third party. In fact, the number who say they want the third party to win is below the national average as shown in recent opinion polls. While the average American voter lists high living costs as the leading domestic issue, he is pessimistic about any immediate relief from the burden of high prices. In contrast to the attitude prevailing five months ago, 4B per cent of voters with opinions believe there will be further price boosts between now and 1949; in March only 14 per cent thought new increases were on the way. This is another indication that the Democrats are striking at a vital issue. An Institute poll earlier this week reported that a majority of voters citing high living costs as the leading domestic issue believe the Democratic party can handle the problem of high prices better than the Republicans. Nash to Close For Retooling DETROIT. - VP) -Nash Motors announced it would close its auto plants for four weeks in August to retool for "drastically new" 1949 Nash cars. R. A. DeVlieg, Nash-Kelvrinator vice president in charge of manufacturing, said the four-week changeover would be used for inventory and for the usual two-week vacations for employes. Other than for the vacation period, most of the 12,000 Nash employes in plants in Kenosha, and Milwaukee will continue to work on the retooling program, Dc Vlieg said. Production of 1949 models will start Sept. 1, but no date has been set for the showing. TREAT YOURSELF BETTER WITH, BRANDT ~A n.VE SMAXDT ATA nUKNDUT MUCB 84 Proof.lf anj,8Un:&Co JbcChiaig* diiilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllU: ICE CREAMI CONES All Flavors Visit Our Fountain Sodas - Malts - Sundaes = 1 Frozen Custard..................230c i ^ Home Made Packages IPP A M ^esh fruit IlL IKEAN Flavors Pint 29c Winter's Dream.....Summer's Reality.....for Racine County Boy Scouts -Photos by Ludwig Holz I 3 "BEST IN TOWN" Activities at the Racine Boy Scout Camp on Pleasant Lake are in full swing, as the pictures above portray. At upper left, Scouts of St. Luke's Church Troop 10 point a 120-jower telescope-in the direction of the Girl Scout camp across the lake. The scope is powerful enough to read the time on an alarm clock across the lake. Using the scope, left to right, are Bob Poulsen. John Wonders, Bob Teska and Dick Schubert. At upper right, the camp's mascot, a daschhund name Fritz, goes on a gopher hunt with the boys. Fritz is digging away. With him on the gopher safari are (left to right) Jimmy Christensen of Caledonia, Joe Kaplan of St. John's Church Troop 5, and Wil-lard Jung of Troop 44. At left center, Herb Hoppe of Troop 48, St. Edward's Church, shows a frog that he caught to Don Pahl of Troop 44, Lincoln School. Don's reaction: "Gosh, it's a foot long," as he stretched out the frog's legs. At right center, much camp activity centers around the Veterans' Pier, an H-shaped affair do- nated by the Racine VFW in 1942. Camp Staffer Bob Songe is shown helping Lowell Jenkins of Troop IS, Trinity Methodist Church, learn to swim. Lowell, able to swim only a few yards, learned within a week well enough to pass his 50-yard swim test. At lower left, Bill Fellen, chef de camp, and a very popular fellow, turns out the cup cakes that will disappear down the maws of throats hungry for more. The dark cakes, to the chef's left, have thick, chocolate frosting on them. At lower right, the boys take a flier at log rolling. Bob Cunning- , = ham of Troop 5 is about to "take j = off." The popular saying at camp = is "Log rolling is easy ... as easy = as falling off a log." = Center inset shows the snipe i = class sail boat, the L. R. Clausen, I = CHOCOLATES ICE CREAM 920 STATE ST. whipped along by a breeze. -illllllllllllllllllllllllillllilllllllllllllllllllltllllllltllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllr Escapes Deafh Twice in 1 Moment WAUKESHA, Wis. - VP) - The hand of death hovered over Orval Smith twice yesterday - but it never touched him. Smith was operating a power shovel digging sewer trenches when the machine clam bucket burst open a gas main. Out roared an explosive mixture under 90 pounds pressure. A metalic spark would have caused a blast. Smith jerked the boom upward. It crashed into three power lines, each carrying 4,000 volts which immediately shot through the power shovel. But the electric charge was grounded through the shovel. Smith jumped off, and again cheated death. � An official of the Wiscosin Gas & Electric Company said if Smith had merely climbed down-with one hand on the machine and one foot on the ground-he would "most certainly have been electrocuted." A cabin built of drift logs 85 years ago still stands at a park in Boise, Idaho. & th*, m ATTIC FAN IN YOUR PLAN 9 PERFECT HOME VENTILATION An attic fan in your house lowers the inside temperature by pulling in cool night oir, circulating through the living quarters end forcing out the blanket of hot, dead -oir. This moving air speeds the evaporation v of skin- moisture, .... you feel cooler immediately! ENJOY SUMMER COMFORT Even the hottest days are bearable when you've had a good night's sleep. In a night cooled home, the hot stifling air that keeps you tossing for hours is drawn out of the rooms-and replaced by cool, refreshing night air from outside. c REDDY KILOWATT Your Electric Servant- ASK YOUR DEALER ABOUT THEM V^lk Wisconsin HAS & ELECTRIC JU>> tomPRnv EAM-25 AT 512 SIXTH ST. Give Your Home Lasting Beauty! $180 2-PIECE LIVING ROOM SUITE SgQOO Modern styling in the wide arms and stream lines: Sofa and matching lounge chair. Reversible cushions. Spring-filled construction. 3-PIECE MAPLE BEDROOM Reg. $139.50 Now only . .. . 00 Maple 2-PIECE MAPLE LIVING ROOM Formerly Priced $149.50 78�� For on informal living room of greet charm, maple can not be beot! Mople-framed chair ond sofa with homespun style fabric upholstering over spring-filled cushions. Big value! LAMP CLEARANCE! Dozens upon dozens of beautiful lamps at prices that will make your pocketbook just c little happier! They're in oil styles in floor, bridge, ond table styles. See them tonight or tomorrow. FLOOR LAMPS, from...........$12.95 TABLE LAMPS, from...........$ 5.95 modern! Ruddy in color, simplified ines! Full size panel bed. 4-drawer chest and vanity with large swinging mirror. Matching wooden pulls on the drawers. Now at this low sale price! $200 WATERFALL BEDROOM 1 MOO Massive, distinguished 3-piece outfit including full size panel bed, handsome chest of drawers and choice of vanity or dresser. Matched walnut. INVITING CHAIRS... Choose them to suit the ideas of comfort of the various members of your family. And you will want-light but comfortable chairs that pull up easily into a conversational group. See our collection of lounge choirs, barrel and wing chairs, occasional chairs $ | 5 il 4 -50 in rich tapestries, velours ond other fabrics. TO '44 A SOFA TO GLAMORIZE YOUR UVING ROOM Any one from our fine selection of period sofas wifl make a wonderful difference in your room. 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