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Wednesday, February 27, 1974
Il-jE MCHIGAN CAlL': Wednesday, February 27, 1974
:es rise in January
Liberal tops British
VASMINGTON (M) - The an-
al retail cost of a grocery mar-
basket of food jumped to a
ord $1,680 spurred by an in-
ased farm prices, for major
d items during the month of
auary, the U. S. Department
Agriculture reported yester-
fficials said the January in-
ase in food costs was up an
aual rate of 1.8 per cent and
uld cost consumers an addi-
nal $305 a year for food.
)EPARTMENT OF Agricul-
e economists predict that food
prices will continue to rise
through mid-year and perhaps
even longer unless a record har-
vest lowers overall prices.
For all of 1974, USDA econo-
mists predict grocery store price
increases of as much as 16 per
cent above last years level.
The market basket, which in-
cludes only U. S. farm-produced
food, is theoretically enough to
feed a household of 3.2 people
for an entire year.
THE PRICE increase was led
by increases in the cost of beef,
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which rose 6.4 per cent in Janu-
ary over the average all-cut cost
Other calculations showed that
farmers received $769 as their
share of the retail basket cost
in January, up $47 or 6.6 per
cent from the annual rate in De-
cember. Compared with a year
earlier, farmers in January got
29.1 per cent more or $173.
Middlemen, whose margins for
processing and selling food had
been expanding for months, had
a reduced share in January of
$911, a decline of $17 or $1.8 per
cent from December.
But the figures showed middle-
man spreads were up $132 or 17
per cent from January 1973.
The figures were compiled by
USDA technicians at the request
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BRITISH LIBERAL PARTY leader Jeremy Thorpe appears on
closed circuit television yesterday to address his party's press
conference at party headquarters in London. With only one full
day to go before British voters choose a new Parliament, the
London Daily Mail reports that middle-of-the-road Thorpe topped
their personal preference poll with a vote of 33 per cent.
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LONDON () - Jeremy Thorpe,
the leader of Britain's middle-
of-the-road Liberal party, emer-
ged yesterday as the man most
popular among the e untry's
three candidates for prime mm-
Until last year the joke was
that his minority party had so
few legislators compared ti the
major electoral contenders -- the
Labor and Conservative narties-
that he could take all five to Par-
liament in one London taxi.
A STRING of special ele,;tion
victories pushed the number to
11, but his party still trails far
behind the Big Two. A stana-
off, however, could leave the
Liberals in a crucial swing posi-
tion, able to trade their support
for policies they favor.
The lean-faced 43 year-old
Thorpe has boosted his party's
.chances by being named the par-
ty leader who has most impres-
sed the nation in the bitter ca-n-
With only one full day to go
before Britons vote Thursday, the
Daily, Mail newspaper reported
that Thorpe topped a personal
popularity poll with 33 per cent.
That was a six-point leap since
the last poll five days ago.
PRIME MINISTER Edward
Heath, silver-haired leader of
the incumbent Conservatives,
tumbled into second place with
25 per cent, down from 27 per
cent. Labor leader Harold XVil-
son stayed at 20 per cent, and
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tioned would not commit them-
Thorpe, an ex-lawyer and tele-
vision personality given to sport-
ing velvet-collared rairi.oats,
brushed aside the polls. Personal-
ity cult polls, he snorted, a r e
"a lot of old rubbish. I think
politics are more serious than
His surge in popularity came as
a national opinion poll gave the
Liberals 22 per cent of the vote
- up from 16.9 in one of its sur-
veys five days ago. The party
only took seven per cent in the
1970 parliamentary election.
THE CONSERVATIVE percent-
age tumbled from 43.4 five days
ago to 40.4 and Labor's from 37.8
to 35.5, the poll reported.
Thi Liberals have rapidly gain-
ed on the two giant parties since
the campaign kicked off nearly
three weeks ago. Their reported
breakthrough could signal the end
of the once-great party's half-
century in the doldrums and the-
oretically win them as many as
60 seats in the 635-member House
The Liberals, who claim to
bridge the gap between big
business and labor unions, seek
to create a boss-worker partner-,
ship in factories to end crippling
industrial turmoil, to decentral-
ize government with regional as-
sembliestand to improve the,.wel-
ALL PARTIES launched final
drives to capture the moderate
vote, regarded as th ekey to vic-
tory in the feud-scarred 'cam-
Although the Conservatives still
held their lead in the polls, com-
mentators noted that yesterday's
survey was conducted before the
government announced the na-
tion's biggest-ever monthly trade
deficit of $880.9 million in Jan-
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