Racine Journal Times (Newspaper) - July 16, 1948, Racine, Wisconsin
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Living Costs Arouse Voters
By GEORGE GALLI P Director. American Institute of Public 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 Idumea top mportance 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 rn * *
But w'hen he answers that same question today, ll years later, the average person says that it now takes a minimum of $50 a week for a family of four to make ends meet.
While family incomes have also increased substantially in this period, still at least approximately a third of the people say that their family incomes are below' the minimum standards which they set
After representative voters in today's survey had named the sum of money needed by a family of four, they were asked: “Is your total weekly family income larger or smaller than this’*’
Here are the answers:
I arr cr ........ 41%
Same «•••••••••••••• 15
Smaller ........... 3?
lion'I know 9
Politically, the important fact is that, regardless of how' they fare today compared with IO years ago, the 32 per cent who said their incomes were below standard feel that today they are having a hard time making ends meet.
Because of their numerical strength, the present party lean-nings of these voters carry important implications for this presidential campaign. And as of today they favor the Democratic party, as their answers to the following questions show
“Leaving aside the question of cand I da leis which party would you like to wee win the next presidential election—the Republican, the Democratic, or Wallace s third party?”
Democratic Party 41%
Republican Party 37
Wallace s Third Parte 4
No Opinion 1$
This gives further evidence that the Democratic party leaders will lean heavily on the high cost of above portray. living issue, trying to pin the At upper left. Scouts of St. blame for soaring prices on the Luke's Church Troop IO point a Republicans. It is significant, also. I JO-j ewer telescope—sn the di-that these financially distressed reckon of the Girl Scout camp voters give little suppor to the across the lake The scope is pow-Wallace third party. In fact, the erful enough to read the time on number who say they want the ari alarm clock across the lake third party to win is below the Usmg thc scope, left to right, are national average as shown in re- Bob p0uUcn. John Wonders. Bob cent opinion polls. Teska and Dick Schubert.
While the average American ^ upper right, the camp’s mas-voter lists high living costs as the rol a daschhund name Fritz, goes
leading domestic issue, he is pits- .................................................
simistLc 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 betw-cen 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 Irving costs as the leading domes-
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BEST IN TOWN'
Activities a! the Racine Boy Scout Camp on Pleasant Lake are in full swing, as the pictures
on a gopher hunt with the boys. Fritz is digging away With him on the gopher satan are (left to right) Jimmy Christensen of Caledonia. Joe Kaplan of St. John's Church Troop 5. and Willard 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, ifs 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 w ithin a week well enough to pass his 50-yard swim test.
At lower left. Bdl 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 chefs 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 off.” The popular saying at camp is “Log rolling is easy ... as easy as falling off a log.”
Center inset shows the snipe class sail boat, the L R Clausen, whipped along by a breeze.
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Escapes Death Twice in 1 Moment
each carrying 4.000 volts which immediately shot through the power shovel.
But the electric charge was grounded through the shovel. WAl’KESHA, Wis. — <4* — The Smith jumped off, and again hand of death hovered over Orval cheated death.
Smith twice yesterday — but it An official of the Wiscosin Gas never touched him & Electric Company said if Smith
Smith was operating a power had merely climbed dow*n—with shovel digging sewer trenches one hand on the machine and when the machine clam bucket one foot on the ground—he would burst open a gas main. Out roared * most certainly have been electro-an explosive mixture under 90 outed
tic issue believe the Democratic pounds pressure A meta lie spark party can handle the problem of would have caused a blast. high prices better than the Repub- Smith jerked the boom upward brans * It crashed into three pourer lines.
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